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Friday, March 16
 

12:00pm

Magic: 8-man Draft Cues for Booster Box

Box (Entry fee: $25)

1st place gets Booster box, 2nd place gets 9 packs, 3rd place gets 3 packs.


Friday March 16, 2012 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

1:30pm

Indy Toymaker Roundtable
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 08, 09:53AM
Independent toymakers spill their secrets on how to successfully create and market awesome plush and vinyl toys. Learn from toy world luminaries Dov Kelemer (DKE Toys), Dan Goodsell (Mr. Toast), Kerry Horvath and Darth Rimmer (Evil Ice Cream), Patrick Lam (Munky King), Kris Schantz (Happy Worker), and Doug Gauthier (Hey Soupface). Moderated by Wendy Bryan (I Heart Guts). Turn your sketches into something you can hold!
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Friday March 16, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 203

3:45pm

21 Jump Street
UPDATED: Wed, Feb 29, 05:18PM
The action-comedy 21 Jump Street opens today, and Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are taking a break from their beat to pay WonderCon a visit! In the action-comedy 21 Jump Street, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) were enemies in high school who became unlikely friends in Police Academy. While they may not be the best cops on the beat, they have a chance to turn it around when they join the police department's secret Jump Street unit, run by Captain Dickson (Ice Cube). They trade in their guns and badges for backpacks and use their youthful appearances to go undercover. Trouble is, teenagers today are nothing like what they were just a few years ago, and Schmidt and Jenko discover that everything they think they know about being a teenager, from sex to drugs to rock and roll, is all wrong. More importantly, they both find they are still dealing with all of the adolescent problems they didn't address in their own teen years
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Friday March 16, 2012 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom, Third Level

5:00pm

Famous TV Theme Music
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 09, 10:50AM
Composers of popular television theme songs discuss their writing process and their influences to their craft. Charles Fox (The New Adventures of Wonder Woman, Love Boat, Happy Days), Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman (Carnivale, Heroes), Jeremy Zuckerman & Benjamin Wynn (Avatar the Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra) and additional special guests will discuss their contributions to TV theme music. Moderated by Anne Cecere, director of Film & TV relations of BMI, and Chandler Poling, White Bear PR founder. Attendees will get to see a select clip from the new series The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra.
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Friday March 16, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 213

5:00pm

The Visual Technology Behind Action, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy Filmmaking
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 12, 03:30PM
Action, sci-fi, and fantasy are all genres that depend heavily on visual effects to effectively portray the vast fictional worlds in which they take place. Join the film industry's leading visual technology and previsualization experts to learn the latest and greatest technology trends and advances, as well as watch never-before-seen previs footage from their work on some of the biggest fan-favorites. Their work includes X-Men: The Last Stand, Terminator Salvation, Avatar, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 1 & 2, and upcoming epic action-adventure Battleship, as well as their work on commercials like HALO Reach.

Daniel Gregoire, founder and CEO of Halon Entertainment has worked side by side with the most highly respected directors in the business, including Steven Spielberg (War of the Worlds and Indiana Jones 4) and Jon Favreau (Cowboys & Aliens); Brad Alexander, CG supervisor on James Cameron's Avatar and many exciting upcoming films; Patrice Avery, a producer with over 20 years of experience in feature/TV animation, VFX and video game production; Justin Denton, Previs & VFX Supervisor on Battleship; AJ Briones, Previs Supervisor on Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2;  led by moderator Jon D. Witmer, associate editor of American Cinematographer magazine.
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Friday March 16, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 204

5:00pm

Comic Creator Connection
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 15, 08:03AM
Are you a writer with a great idea for a comic book series, but you can't draw ... or maybe you're an artist looking for a great script to draw? Perhaps both of you are looking to jumpstart your careers in comics. At WonderCon 2012, you just might find each other!

The Comic Creator Connection returns to WonderCon in an event that brings writers and artists together and helps them find their creative counterparts.

Here's how it works: In two 2-hour sessions - on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM - writers and artists get a chance to sit down and meet each other in a neutral environment. In 5-minute sessions throughout the event, you'll talk one-on-one with individual writers or artists about their ideas and skills. At the end of each 5-minute period, you will get up and move on to the next person. You'll probably meet between 15 and 20 people in one evening.

Best of all, you'll have a good initial impression of the other person's working style and abilities, and you'll know whether or not you want to start working on a project together. To pre-register for Comic Creator Connection, please send an e-mail to programs@comic-con.org and type "WonderCon 2012 Comic Creator Connection" in the subject line. Please indicate whether you're a writer seeking an artist or an artist seeking a writer, and please specify which day you would like to participate.

We will be registering artists onsite. If you are an artist and would like to register onsite please come to Room 206B between 4:45
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Friday March 16, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 206B

6:00pm

Animation Voice-Over
UPDATED: Wed, Feb 29, 11:00AM
Everyone wants to do voices for animation, right? Hear what some animation veterans and awesome newcomers have to say regarding what this work is like, what it takes, and what the heck producers are looking for! Panelists include Katie Leigh (Gummi Bears, Darkwing Duck, Muppet Babies), Ben Bledsoe (Ronal the Barbarian, scratch artist for Disney feature animation, founder of Unireach Media), Lisa Biggs (Adventures of Toby and founder of www.voxyladies.com), Rob Paulsen (Pinky and the Brain, Jimmy Neutron, Animaniacs), Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Simpsons) Mick Wingert ("Po" on Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness), director/writer/performer Phil Lollar (Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi Show, The Mr. Men Show, Olivia!, The Little Angels, Adventures in Odyssey) and actress/VO coach/director Jeannie Elias (Robot Chicken, My Little Pony, Bleach, Naruto).
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Friday March 16, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 210
 
Saturday, March 17
 

1:15pm

20th Century Fox: Prometheus and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter...in 3D
UPDATED: Tue, Mar 06, 03:28PM
20th Century Fox and WonderCon attendees have two big reasons to celebrate the year's event. Sir Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped define and he'll be live on stage to tell you all about Prometheus, his epic and groundbreaking new mythology. Sir Ridley and co-screenwriter Damon Lindelof will screen some exclusive footage.

You'll also meet this country's 16th president and first superhero -- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which explores the secret life of our greatest leader, and the untold story that shaped our nation. The filmmakers will screen special footage, which presents the visionary work of producer Tim Burton and director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted), who bring a fresh and visceral voice to the classic portrayal of the bloodthirsty vampire, while imagining Lincoln as history's greatest hunter of the undead.
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Saturday March 17, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom, Third Level

2:30pm

Universal Pictures: Battleship and Snow White and the Huntsman
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 12, 02:04PM
Universal Pictures will present footage and special guests from two of its upcoming epic action-adventures: Battleship (May 18) and Snow White and the Huntsman (June 1). Battleship director/producer Peter Berg will be joined by two of the star's from the film, Alexander Skarsgård and Brooklyn Decker, to discuss the project. Snow White and the Huntsman's director, Rupert Sanders, will answer questions about the new movie starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and Sam Claflin.
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Saturday March 17, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom, Third Level

3:00pm

DC Comics: All Access Special Edition
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 01, 04:30PM
Don't miss this panel about the sure-to-be most talked about project of 2012! DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio, VP Art Direction & Design Mark Chiarello, editor Will Dennis, and writers  J. Michael Straczynski and Len Wein  talk about this next game-changing event. No comics fan will want to miss this!
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Saturday March 17, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 204

3:30pm

Open Road Films: Lockout
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 12, 02:04PM
Global exclusive! Be among the first in the world to see footage of the highly anticipated new film, Lockout. Starring Guy Pearce (Memento, The King's Speech, upcoming Prometheus) and Maggie Grace (Taken, Taken 2, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Parts 1 & 2). Set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent (Pearce), whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President's daughter (Grace) from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum security prison. Lockout was directed by James Mather and Stephen Saint Leger from their script, co-written with Luc Besson, who is also a producer. Peter Stormare co-stars.
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Saturday March 17, 2012 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom, Third Level

4:15pm

Sony: Resident Evil: Retribution, Looper, Amazing Spider-Man
UPDATED: Wed, Feb 29, 12:45PM
In Resident Evil: Retribution, we learn more about Alice's mysterious past as she continues to hunt those at The Umbrella Corporation responsible for the T-virus outbreak, a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, DC, and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun. Resident Evil: Retribution stars Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory, Kevin Durand, Shawn Roberts, and Boris Kodjoe. Appearing in person is Alice herself, Milla Jovovich, who along with writer/director Paul W. S. Anderson will host a preview and discussion of the wildly successful film franchise based on the popular video game series Resident Evil and this highly anticipated fifth installment, Resident Evil: Retribution in state-of-the art 3D.

Looper
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Saturday March 17, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Ballroom, Third Level

5:00pm

Comic Creator Connection
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 15, 08:06AM
Are you a writer with a great idea for a comic book series, but you can't draw ... or maybe you're an artist looking for a great script to draw? Perhaps both of you are looking to jumpstart your careers in comics. At WonderCon 2012, you just might find each other!

The Comic Creator Connection returns to WonderCon in an event that brings writers and artists together and helps them find their creative counterparts.

Here's how it works: In two 2-hour sessions - on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM - writers and artists get a chance to sit down and meet each other in a neutral environment. In 5-minute sessions throughout the event, you'll talk one-on-one with individual writers or artists about their ideas and skills. At the end of each 5-minute period, you will get up and move on to the next person. You'll probably meet between 15 and 20 people in one evening.

Best of all, you'll have a good initial impression of the other person's working style and abilities, and you'll know whether or not you want to start working on a project together. To pre-register for Comic Creator Connection, please send an e-mail to programs@comic-con.org and type "WonderCon 2012 Comic Creator Connection" in the subject line. Please indicate whether you're a writer seeking an artist or an artist seeking a writer, and please specify which day you would like to participate.

WE WILL BE REGISTERING ARTISTS ONSITE. If you are an artist and would like to register onsite please come to Room 206B between 4:45
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Saturday March 17, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 206B

7:00pm

Tournament of Nerds!
UPDATED: Tue, Mar 06, 03:44PM
Who would win in a fight, Batman or Wolverine? Superman or Gandalf? Debates like these have raged for decades. In dorm rooms, cubicles, classrooms, comic shops, and video stores, fans have pondered these questions that seemed unanswerable...until now. Tournament of Nerds pits two fans, or "Nerds," against each other to battle it out in heated debate. Which comic book, sci-fi, action, or horror character has the stuff to take down a fellow iconic character? The action is fast and furious, as debaters pick characters to debate on behalf of. A compelling argument can slay a more powerful foe. Nerds are screaming, laughing, and crying as titans clash. Their goal: to advance their character through a "March Madness" set of brackets in hopes of being crowned the ultimate Nerd and having their character reign supreme! The regular group of debaters includes Maddox (The Alphabet of Manliness, The Best Page in the Universe), Alex Fernie (Funny or Die, Reno 911), Roger Barr (I-Mockery, Doc Mock's Movie Mausoleum), Chris Tallman (Reno 911, Crossballs), and more!
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Saturday March 17, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 204
 
Sunday, March 18
 

1:00pm

Behind the Music: Composing for Fan-Favorite Projects
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 12, 02:10PM
Featuring the musically creative minds behind this year's top sci-fi/fantasy/action/animated television series and highly anticipated films. A group of talented composers describe how they elevate scoring to new heights, provide sneak peaks to their projects, and participate in WonderCon's exclusive debut of a LIVE composing demo. Prolific composers include Nathan Barr (True Blood), Jim Dooley (Wilfred), Robert Duncan (Castle), Mark Isham (Once Upon A Time), Danny Jacob (Phineas and Ferb), David Ari Leon (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes) and Blake Neely (The Mentalist). Moderated by actress Ellen Greene (Pushing Daisies). A Q&A session and exclusive giveaways will follow the discussion! Hosted by CW3PR, Costa Communications and ASCAP.

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Speakers
avatar for Mark Isham

Mark Isham

Composer, Trumpeter – Film: A River Runs Through It, Crash, The Black Dahlia TV: Once Upon a Time |   | From his days as a pioneering icon of electronic music, to his current status as a world-renowned legendary film composer, Mark Isham continues to be one of the most prolific... Read More →
avatar for Joey Newman

Joey Newman

Composer – TV: The Middle, Little People, Big World Film: The Space Between, Any Day Now   Joey Newman is a third generation film composer of the famed Hollywood musical Newman dynasty. A drummer, conductor and orchestrator, he earned his degree from the Berklee College of Music... Read More →


Sunday March 18, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 204

1:30pm

Cityscapes AKA Picking on Los Angeles
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 12, 09:53PM
How does setting inform story? Travel through Victorian London to contemporary Southern California to a postapocalyptic landscape with authors Greg Van Eekhout (The Boy at the End of the World), Daniel Wilson (Robopocalypse), and Tim Powers (Hide Me Among the Graves) in discussion with Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy.
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Sunday March 18, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 213

2:30pm

Meet the Creatives Behind Dan Vs.
UPDATED: Wed, Mar 07, 02:28PM
Show creators Chris Pearson and Dan Mandel, along with Brian Sheesley (supervising producer/director), Chris Battle (lead character design) and voice talent Curtis Armstrong ("Dan"), Paget Brewster ("Elise") and Dave Foley ("Chris") talk about the genesis of this hidden gem, now in its third season on The Hub. Join them for a special sneak peak screening of an upcoming episode, followed by a Q&A. Moderated by Tom Kenny ("Crunchy").
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Sunday March 18, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 213

3:00pm

Comics for Kids
UPDATED: Wed, Feb 29, 02:57PM
Despite the fact that most of us fell in love with the comics medium when we were children, good comics for kids seem few and far between...or are they? Join moderator and APE Entertainment editor Aaron Sparrow, artist James Silvani (Darkwing Duck, Richie Rich), artist Amy Mebberson (The Muppet Show, Strawberry Shortcake, Toy Story), Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther, Casper Scare School), Archaia editor Paul Morrissey, Beanworld creator Larry Marder and more for a lively discussion on kids comics, their place in the industry, and how to break into the business! As a bonus, children attending the panel will be eligible to win comic books and sketches the artists will draw during the panel!
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Sunday March 18, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 203

3:00pm

Community
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 16, 12:27PM
Cast and creative from Sony TV's critically-acclaimed series Community for NBC - Yvette Nicole Brown (Rules of Engagement), Gillian Jacobs (Choke), Ken Jeong (The Hangover Part II) and creator Dan Harmon (The Sarah Silverman Program). Join the cast & creator for a sneak peek at an upcoming, never-before-seen episode and hear what's in store for the rest of the season.
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Sunday March 18, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom, Third Level

3:00pm

Starship Smackdown Anaheim: The Happiest Place in the Cosmos Edition (Now in 3D)
UPDATED: Tue, Feb 28, 10:33AM
The must-see panel of Comic-Con and WonderCon returns for another action-packed year as the greatest spaceships in the history of the universe converge in the ultimate cosmic conflagration for the highly coveted Smackdown title in WonderCon's most scholarly and serious panel. Will the Enterprise once again defeat an Imperial Star Destroyer? Can the Serenity make mincemeat out of the Battlestar Galactica? Can you get cell reception in the TARDIS? And what exactly is the "Captain's Courageous" lightning round anyway? Join our panel of expert spaceshipologists as they outwit, outplay, and outphaser starring Daren Dochterman (ST: TMP Special Edition, Real Steel), Chris Gossett (The Red Star), Ashley E. Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor), Steve Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Transformers), Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise, The Hills Run Red), and the Richard Dawson of the stars, moderator Mark A. Altman (Femme Fatales, Castle), along with some special surprise guests, and the lovely spaceship chaperone, Madison Dylan (Femme Fatales). End your weekend with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all-time in this or any other dimension, known or unknown. All new ships, all new quips as the Smackdown lands in Anaheim for the first time!
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Sunday March 18, 2012 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 204

3:30pm

Art Masters: Drawing DC
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 01, 09:33AM
What does it take to remake a universe? Immensely talented artists! DC Comics artists Mike Choi, and Dustin Nguyen offer a unique peek into their visual approach in shaping DC Comics!
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Sunday March 18, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 210