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Room 211 [clear filter]
Friday, March 16
 

12:30pm PDT

Hollywood and Comics
With its combination of words and visuals in one attractive package, a comic book can be a great sales tool when pitching your project to studios. To sell the movie rights to your comic you need to know how Hollywood deal making really works. Join comic creators who have successfully navigated the movie business in this discussion of best practices. Panelists include Martin Shapiro (Chopper), Scott Mitchell Rosenberg (Cowboys and Aliens), Jesse Berger (untitled Tom Cruise sci-fi project), Andrew Cosby (Eureka), Derek Hoffman (X-Men: First Class), Chris Tongue (Dark Horse), and Benjamin Jackendoff (Zenescope).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3873


Friday March 16, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 211

1:30pm PDT

Spotlight on Mark Waid
WonderCon special guest Mark Waid is the author of Daredevil, Kingdom Come, Irredeemable, and much, much more. Mark will discuss his 25-year career in comics, peppering the discussion with advice, inside stories, and talk of his vision of the medium's future -- where he will announce his biggest undertaking yet!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3880

Speakers

Friday March 16, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 211

2:30pm PDT

Spotlight on Eric Powell
Special guest Eric Powell (The Goon) and his collaborator Tracy Marsh (Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters) discuss things they don't like over pastries and disillusionment. New projects might also be discussed. If this isn't the most fun panel at WonderCon, it will without doubt be the worst episode of Intervention ever.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3887


Friday March 16, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 211

3:30pm PDT

Spotlight on Rebekah Isaacs
WonderCon special guest Rebekah Isaacs (artist of Angel & Faith) discusses her artistic process, breaking into the comics industry, and being a cat lover in a dog lovers' world. Audience Q&A will follow.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3893

Speakers

Friday March 16, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 211

4:30pm PDT

The Writer's Journey: Breaking into Comic Book and Hollywood Scriptwriting
Every aspiring writer wants to know one thing: "How do I break into the business?" If you are an unpublished writer with dreams of making it in the transmedia marketplace and you don't know how or where to begin, this is the panel for you. Hollywood screenwriters and graphic novel producers Brandon M. Easton (Warner Bros. Animation's ThunderCats), Geoffrey Thorne (TNT's Leverage), Keto Shimizu (Syfy's Being Human), and Jonathan Callan (Generator Rex) share insider information, publishing secrets, and the professional realities on how to develop your ideas into a viable comics proposal. Topics include how to hire artists and build a strong contract, how to seek out a publisher, and how to navigate the tough new world of intellectual property management in the digital frontier.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3901


Friday March 16, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Room 211

5:30pm PDT

CBLDF: History of Comic Censorship
Learn the shocking history of comics censorship and how even today comics and the people who make, sell, and read them are still threatened. CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein tells the sordid tale, from the public book burnings and Senate hearings that led to the Comics Code Authority in the 1950s through the attacks on retailers in the 1980s, artists in the 1990s, and readers today that the CBLDF is working to combat!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3909


Friday March 16, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 211

6:30pm PDT

Prism Comics: The Bad and The Bold: Pushing the Boundaries with LGBT Characters
There are more LGBT characters in mainstream comics, independents, Yaoi, and Yuri than ever before. Some comics push for truer portrayals of all people in the LGBT community and others push for shock and awe. How do you balance portrayals of LGBT characters in today's comics market? Prism Comics (the nonprofit organization promoting awareness of LGBT comics, creators, and fans), Brian Andersen (So Super Duper), Marc Andreyko (Manhunter, Torso), Tara Madison Avery (Gooch), Agnes Czaja (Acrobats), Jim McCann (Mind the Gap, Return of the Dapper Men), Bob Schreck (Legendary Comics), and other creators explore what makes a strong, realistic depiction of an LGBT character, what makes or breaks an edgy depiction of an LGBT character, and what is going too far. Moderated by Charles "Zan" Christensen (publisher, Northwest Press, Mark of Aeacus).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3917


Friday March 16, 2012 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Room 211
 
Saturday, March 17
 

10:30am PDT

Spotlight on Richard Starkings
Writer Joshua Fialkov (Tumor, Last of the Greats), talks to WonderCon special guest Richard Starkings about the success of his sleeper hit Image Comics series Elephantmen, progress on the movie, and all other aspects of Richard's career in comics as a writer, publisher, colorist, cartoonist, editor, and digital lettering pioneer.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3924


Saturday March 17, 2012 10:30am - 11:30pm PDT
Room 211

11:30am PDT

Ruby & Spears
Since the sixties, Joe Ruby and Ken Spears have been the most successful writing, creating, and producing team in Saturday morning television. Among the shows they brought you were Scooby-Doo, Wacky Racers, Jabberjaw, Dynomutt, Thundarr The Barbarian, Plastic Man, and dozens of others. Here they are in a rare convention appearance, interviewed by animation writer (and former Ruby-Spears writer) Mark Evanier.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3931


Saturday March 17, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 211

12:30pm PDT

Spotlight on Michael Golden
WonderCon special guest, artist Michael Golden is known for his dynamic and beautifully designed cover work and his exciting storytelling in series such as Dr. Strange, Micronauts, and The 'Nam. Michael talks about his career -- past, present, and future -- in this special spotlight panel.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3939

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 211

1:30pm PDT

Spotlight on Fiona Staples
WonderCon special guest Fiona Staples is known for her art on series such as Mystery Society (created with fellow special guest Steve Niles) and North 40 and her cover work on titles such as T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents. Now she embarks on a whole new phase of her career with the new Image Comics series Saga, co-created by Brian K. Vaughan. Fiona talks about her newest work and more in this special Spotlight panel.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3946

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 211

2:30pm PDT

Spotlight on Arthur Adams
WonderCon special guest Arthur Adams is known for his intricate and design-oriented covers and interior art, and his penchant for all things ape, including his own creation, Monkeyman and O'Brian. Arthur talks about his work and what's coming up next for him in his career.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3952

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 211

3:30pm PDT

Comic Book Entrepreneurs
Self-publishing success Sam Humphries leads a discussion about building your business around comic books with some of the comic book industry's leading entrepreneurs. CEO and co-founder David Steinberger of comiXology, Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Comics, Jonah Weiland of ComicBookResources.com, Peter Levin of Nerdist Industries, and Thomas Gaul of Beach Ball Comics describe how each built a business from the ground up around their love of the comic book medium. Don't miss this rare look into the business side of comics.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3960


Saturday March 17, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 211

4:30pm PDT

SLG Publishing and Going Digital First
Company president Dan Vado previews some of the digital only comics being published by SLG and discusses what the future for comics distribution might look like. Apocalyptic scenarios will be bandied about for sure!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3968

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Room 211

5:30pm PDT

BOOM!: Adventure Time Comic
What time is it? It's Adventure Time! The top-rated Cartoon Network show now has its own comic book! With the show exploding in the ratings, garnering rave online reviews and major cosplay at comic conventions, it's clear fandom is obsessed and 2012 is the Year of Adventure Time! Don't miss out this panel, and be sure to hear all the exciting news and the latest details about the hit comic book series.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3975

Saturday March 17, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 211

6:30pm PDT

The 99 Unbound
From the American heartland to the capitols of Europe and the Middle East and to the jungles of Indonesia and beyond, a young group of international superheroes battle a time-traveling megalomaniac in The 99 Unbound, the surprisingly controversial new animated feature from Endemol UK and Teshkeel Media. See the new animated movie based on the acclaimed comic book series The 99. The film presents the origin story for the upcoming TV series of the same name. Please join (tentatively scheduled) panelists Naif al-Mutawa (executive producer), Subniv Babuta (executive producer), Henry Gilroy (writer), Stan Berkowitz (story editor), and Marie Javins (managing editor, The 99 comics) for a discussion and Q&A after the movie.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3982


Saturday March 17, 2012 6:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Room 211
 
Sunday, March 18
 

11:30am PDT

Tribute to the Legends: Kirby, Simon, Robinson, and Eisner
We salute four greats of the comic book field. They may not be with us any longer, but their creations will live forever. Mark Evanier, Marv Wolfman, Len Wein, Batton Lash, Scott Shaw!, and others discuss the lives, times, and genius of Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Jerry Robinson, and Will Eisner.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3992


Sunday March 18, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 211

12:30pm PDT

Spotlight on Steve Niles
WonderCon special guest Steve Niles (creator, 30 Days of Night), talks about his career, including his new ventures in film (Remains, based on his zombie comic story and appearing on Chiller Network) and what's coming up next for him with fellow writer Joshua Fialkov (I, Vampire).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3999


Sunday March 18, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 211

1:30pm PDT

Spotlight on Todd Nauck
WonderCon special guest Todd Nauck (Young Justice, Amazing Spider-Man) is a popular comic artist working for Marvel, DC, and Image Comics with 18 years of credits. Meet Todd and discuss his comic book art, breaking into the business, his past and current projects, and what's he has to come for 2012 during this Q&A!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4005

Speakers

Sunday March 18, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 211

2:30pm PDT

Editing Comics the BOOM! Way
Top creators Michael Alan Neslon (Valen The Outcast) and Sam Humphries (Fanboys vs. Zombies) join BOOM! Studios editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon to talk about the ins and outs of creating comics at BOOM! Studios. Don't miss this in-depth look into the editing secrets of one of the comic book industry's leading independent publishers as they discuss editing dos and don'ts at one of today's hottest comic book companies.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4012


Sunday March 18, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 211

3:30pm PDT

Costuming with the Rebel Legion
Meet the Rebel Legion and its local chapter Sunrider base. Join Rachel Williams (Rebel Legion member and Sunrider Base CO), and fellow Rebel Legion members Donna Keeley, Lisa Curtis, Jenna Lindeke, Victoria Schmidt, and Jon Paulson (Rebel Legion member and Starfighter Command CO) as they discuss the process of creating a movie-quality hero costume that would be accepted into the Rebel Legion to troop in the many and various events they participate in Southern California, and around the world.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4019


Sunday March 18, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 211
 
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