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Friday, March 16
 

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.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3904


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.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3902


Friday March 16, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 204

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).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3911


Friday March 16, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 210
 
Saturday, March 17
 

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!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3984


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.

http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4003

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 and... 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

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").
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4013


Sunday March 18, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 213