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Wondercon 2016 Guests & Panels
« on: October 28, 2015, 12:00:34 PM »
WonderCon 2016 Announces First Wave of Special Guests!

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Brian Michael Bendis - Writer, Invincible Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Powers

Jason Fabok - Artist, Justice League, Detective Comics, Batman Eternal

Scott Sigler - Author, Infected, Contagious, Pandemic, Generations trilogy

Annie Wu - Artist, Black Canary, Hawkeye, Archie

We’ll be announcing guest throughout November and December and into early January. Bookmark our WonderCon 2016 Front Page for all the latest announcements, including more special guests, badge sales, hotel information, and our complete programming schedule as we get closer to the event. Our first-ever Los Angeles Comic-Con is going to be amazing … be a part of it!

Remember: Toucan is your only OFFICIAL source for information about WonderCon and Comic-Con International! Check here first for info on both of our 2016 events!

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Re: Wondercon 2016 Guests & Panels
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2015, 01:31:03 PM »
WonderCon 2016 Announces Second Wave of Special Guests!

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The four new guests are:

Peter Clines - Author, The Fold, 14

Russell Dauterman - Artist, Thor, The Mighty Thor

Charles Soule - Writer, Uncanny Inhumans, Daredevil, Swamp Thing

Raina Telgemeier - Writer/artist, Smile, Drama, Sisters

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Re: Wondercon 2016 Guests & Panels
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2015, 11:59:07 AM »
WonderCon 2016 Announces Third Wave of Special Guests!

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The four new guests are:

Sergio Aragonés - Cartoonist, MAD, Groo

Amber Benson - Author/actor/director, The Witches of Echo Park, Calliope Reaper-Jones series

Paolo Rivera - Artist, Daredevil, The Valiant

Dave Roman - Writer/artist, Teen Boat! Race for Boatlantis, Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery


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Re: Wondercon 2016 Guests & Panels
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2015, 11:23:34 AM »
WonderCon 2016 Announces Fourth Wave of Special Guests!

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The four new guests are:

Stephen Blackmoore - Author, Mythbreaker, City of the Lost, Hungry Ghosts

Francesco Francavilla - Writer/artist, The Black Beetle; artist, Afterlife with Archie

Terry Moore - Writer/artist, Rachel Rising, ECHO, Strangers in Paradise

Carrie Vaughan - Author, the Kitty Norville series, Dreams of the Golden Age, Steel


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Re: Wondercon 2016 Guests & Panels
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2015, 10:06:55 AM »
WonderCon 2016 Announces Fifth Wave of Special Guests!

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The four new guests are:

Mark Evanier - Writer, producer, comics historian, The Garfield Show, The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio

Agnes Garbowska - Artist, My Little Pony, Jem and the Holograms

Gilbert Hernandez - Writer/artist, Love and Rockets

Jaime Hernandez - Writer/artist, Love and Rockets

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Re: Wondercon 2016 Guests & Panels
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2015, 11:28:08 AM »
WonderCon 2016 Announces Sixth Wave of Special Guests!

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The four new guests are:

Howard Porter - Artist, Superman, JLA, Flash

Joe Quinones - Artist, Howard the Duck, Batman ‘66

Humberto Ramos - Artist, Amazing Spider-Man, Extraordinary X-Men, Crimson

Victoria “V. E.” Schwab - Author, The Archived, Vicious, Darker Shade of Magic series

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Re: Wondercon 2016 Guests & Panels
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2015, 10:13:49 AM »
WonderCon 2016 Announces Seventh Wave of Guests!

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The three new guests are:

Ming Doyle - Writer/artist, Constantine, Archie

Jim Lee - Co-publisher, DC Comics; artist, Batman: Hush, Justice League (appearing Fri. & Sat. only)

Jeremy Love - Writer/artist, Bayou, The Black Lotus


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Re: Wondercon 2016 Guests & Panels
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2016, 10:19:21 AM »
WonderCon 2016 Announces Eighth Wave of Special Guests!

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Our eighth (and “allegedly” final) wave of WonderCon 2016 special guests brings our total to 28 confirmed creators, including the already announced Sergio Aragonés, Brian Michael Bendis, Amber Benson, Stephen Blackmoore, Peter Clines, Russell Dauterman, Ming Doyle, Mark Evanier, Jason Fabok, Francesco Francavilla, Agnes Garbowska, Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, Jim Lee, Jeremy Love, Terry Moore, Howard Porter, Joe Quinones, Humberto Ramos, Paolo Rivera, Victoria “V. E.” Schwab, Scott Sigler, Charles Soule, Raina Telgemeier, Carrie Vaughn, and Annie Wu appearing at the show, March 25—27 (Easter weekend), at the Los Angeles Convention Center! (We reget to announce that Dave Roman will not be able to attend WonderCon 2016.)

The two new guests are:

Kyle Baker - Cartoonist, Why I Hate Saturn, Nat Turner

Connie Willis - Author, Doomsday Book, Crosstalk

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Re: Wondercon 2016 Guests & Panels
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2016, 11:14:59 AM »
Bill Sienkiewicz Joins WonderCon 2016 Guest List!

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Re: Wondercon 2016 Guests & Panels
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2016, 08:42:02 PM »
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Re: Wondercon 2016 Guests & Panels
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2016, 09:34:36 AM »
As silly as this may sound... DC and WB often has a decent prescence at Wonder-Con. I "wonder" if Wonder-Con would be a nice launching pad for the new Wonder Woman movie? I think it would make a huge splash at the show. Thoughts?  :)
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Re: Wondercon 2016 Guests & Panels
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2016, 11:30:34 AM »
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The Comics Arts Conference Returns to WonderCon!

FRIDAY, MARCH 25

Session #1: Hitler’s Brain in an Ape’s Body: Nazis in Comics

Panelist: Peter Coogan (Washington University at St. Louis)

Session #2: Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology in Marvel's Civil War and Beyond

Panelists: Travis Langley (Henderson State University), Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia), Alan Kistler (Spider-Man Trivia Challenge), Patrick O’Connor (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Kathleen McClancy (Texas State University), and Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy).

Session #3: The Exploration of Comic Books on Moral Values: How Comics Influence Adolescent Moral Development

Panelists: Patrick O'Connor (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Edgar Ramos (Concordia University Chicago), Sean B. Knuth, Joseph Serrano (Adler University), and Elizabeth Smith, M.A. (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)


SATURDAY, MARCH 26

Session #4: Comics, Myth and Symbol

Panelists: Edgar C. Samar (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines), Tiffany Babb, and Deanna Rodriguez (Texas State University)

Session #5: Focus on Jeremy Love

Panelist: WonderCon 2016 Special Guest Jeremy Love (Bayou)

Session #6: Comics and Gender

Panelists: Emily Rauber Rodriguez (University of Southern California), Ayanni C. Hanna, Michele Brittany (James Bond and Popular Culture: Essays on the Influence of the Fictionalized Superspy)


SUNDAY, MARCH 27

Session #7: Comics Psychology from Wonder Woman and Wertham to the World Wide Web

Panelist: Travis Langley (Henderson State University)

Session #8: Comics, Teaching, and Philosophy

Panelists: Erika Rothberg (Loyola Marymount University), Derek Heid (Temecula Valley High School), Matthew Hoffman (Florida State University), and Sara Kolmes (Florida State University)

Session #9: Comic History

Panelists: Emily Decker (American Academy of Art), Ajani Brown (San Diego State University), and Andrew Fogel (Purdue University)

Descriptions, times, and the room location will be posted with the complete WonderCon 2016 Programming Schedule, about two weeks before the event … stay tuned!

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Re: Wondercon 2016 Guests & Panels
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2016, 10:02:09 AM »
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WonderCon 2016 has a great line-up of stellar sci fi and fantasy authors as special guests, all of whom will be featured in special Spotlight panels. Those guests are:

Amber Benson (Echo Park Coven & Calliope Reaper-Jones series)
Stephen Blackmoore (Dead Things, Broken Souls)
Peter Clines (The Fold, 14, Ex-Heroes Series)
V. E. Schwab (A Gathering of Shadows, A Darker Side of Magic, This Savage Song)
Scott Sigler (Generations Trilogy, Galactic Football League Series)
Carrie Vaughan (Kitty Norville series, Steel, Dreams of the Golden Age)

In addition to their Spotlight panels, these special guests will also appear on other panels with more great authors. And best of all, they’ll all be signing in a designated signing area after their panels, with books available for sale! Check the WonderCon 2016 Program Book for the exact location of the signing area (WonderCon maps are coming soon on the website, too!) Here’s a preliminary schedule of the panels:


Friday, March 25

12:00—1:00: Getting to the Point-SF/F authors Carrie Vaughn (The Kitty Norville series), Peter Clines (The Fold and the Ex-Heroes series), Arwen Dayton (The Seeker Series), Sam Sykes (Aeon's Gate Trilogy & Bring Down Heaven’s Gate series), and Brian Staveley (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne series) discuss the pointy strategic bits of weapons and battle tactics as their characters battle for causes from the mundane to the sublime. Moderated by Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy. Room 151

1:30— 2:30: Spotlight on Stephen Blackmoore Room 515B 

3:00—4:00: Futurecasting and Timeline Salad-Dragons, witches, elemental forces, alternate timelines, time travel, and more! Join Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy and Charlie Jane Anders (All the Birds in the Sky), James Morris (The Three Kingdoms Trilogy), Greg Van Eekhout (California Bones trilogy), and Elizabeth Briggs (Future Shock) in looking at the past, present, and future through different lens and timelines. Room 151

7:00—8:00: Building Worlds with Words-Whether it's far-flung futures or fantastical stories, the worlds that authors build are complex. How do storytellers create brand new worlds and unexplored universes? What is it like to become an architect for expansive mythos treasured by the masses? What’s the process for developing exciting new protagonists and working with established icons? Join Cecil Castellucci (Moving Target: Princess Leia), Aditi Khorana (Mirror in the Sky), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Caragh M O’Brien (Vault of Dreamers), Margaret Stohl (Black Widow: Forever Red), and Victoria Schwab (A Gathering of Shadows) as they discuss how they create their worlds, the process involved in creating nuanced characters and working with licensed properties. Room 411


Saturday, March 26

11:00—12:00: Mythos Mix-Up-Centuries of mythology inform speculative fiction storytelling; how do authors pick and choose what they incorporate and what they alter? Classic heroes and heroines, deities and sea creatures, and monsters-terrestrial and extra--play roles in the works of Rachel Marks (Dark Cycle series), Randy Henderson (Arcana Familia series), Judd Winick (HILO series), Tobie Easton (Mer Chronicles), and Kathryn Rose (Metal & Lace series). Join these authors in conversation with Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy. Room 151

12:00—1:00: Spotlight on Peter Clines Room 515A 

2:00—3:00: It's a Horrible Life (or UnLife)-What is it about grim and gritty, dark and dystopian, that readers crave? And how can humor exist in the midst thereof? Tap into the noir side of existence with R.S. Belcher (The Six-Gun Tarot, The Brotherhood of the Wheel), Robert Brockway (The Unnoticeables), Stephen Blackmore (“Heroes Reborn: Dirty Deeds”), Scott Sigler (Generations Trilogy), Amber Benson (The Echo Park Coven novels), and David Mariotte of Mysterious Galaxy. Room 151

4:30—5:30: Spotlight on V.E. (Victoria) Schwab Room 152


Sunday, March 27

10:30—11:30: Spotlight on Amber Benson Room 152

12:00—1:00: Spotlight on Carrie Vaughn Room 515A 

1:00—2:00: Spotlight on Scott Sigler Room 151

2:00—3:00: Unexpected Enemies, Unlikely Friends-Personal and political alliances make for strange bedfellows, companions, and frenemies, in the tales of Josephine Angelini (Worldwalker Trilogy), Leah Thomas (Because You’ll Never Meet Me), Chris Howard (Night Speed), and V.E. Schwab (A Darker Shade of Magic). Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy moderates. Room 151

Please note: Schedule and panelist appearances are subject to change.

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Re: Wondercon 2016 Guests & Panels
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2016, 12:55:35 PM »
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Comics Publisher Panels at WonderCon 2016!

The core of WonderCon (and Comic-Con International, for that matter) is comics. You’ll see it throughout the show: In the Exhibit Hall, comics are represented by some of the top publishers in the business, by vendors selling classic comic books in the Golden and Silver Age area, and by booth after booth of current comics and graphic novels. But you’ll really see it in our program schedule, where a plethora of publishers are represented in panel discussions that take place all 3 days of WonderCon. Here’s a preliminary rundown (minus days and time, which we’ll post about 2 weeks out from the show) of the publishers participating in WonderCon 2016 programming.

Action Lab Entertainment: Danger Zone vs. Kids Comics


Aspen

The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2016
Comic Book Editorial Panel 2016
Aspen will also participate in our Portfolio Review sessions; click here for more details.


BOOM! Studios

The World of Lantern City
From Outlines to Comics: A Conversation on Editing in the Comics Industry
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: It’s Morphin Time
BOOM! Studios: Push Comics Forward
The Importance of Licensed Comics in the Industry
Getting into Comics and Staying There
BOOM! Studios will also participate in our Portfolio Review sessions; click here for more details.


DC Comics

Getting into Comics and Staying There
DC Comics (Title TBA)
DC Collectibles
DC Art Masters
Conversation with the DC Co-Publishers


Famous Monsters of Filmland Presents American Gothic Press

American Gothic Press in 2016


IDW

IDW Publishing Panel
IDW Entertainment Panel
Wynonna Earp Panel
Female Show Runners Panel


Image Comics

Image Comics: Where Creators Own The New Creativity
Image Comics: Where Creators Own Craft


Kodansha Comics

Kodansha Comics: The Attack on Titan Anthology

 
Marvel Comics

Marvel: Next Big Thing
Marvel: Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way


Oni Press

ZIM invades WonderCon!


Prism Comics

Transgender in Popular Media
Alphabet-10 Years of the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant
X-Over: The Cross Section of Gay Culture and Geek Culture
 

Skybound

Skybound: Creating Content in the Digital Age


Top Cow Productions

Top Cow Productions: From Then to Now


Valiant

Valiant 101: New Fans Start Here
Valiant: The Summer of 4001 A.D
Valiant: Crafting Comics Spotlight
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Re: Wondercon 2016 Guests & Panels
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2016, 12:45:53 PM »
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John Romita Jr. Comes to WonderCon 2016!

Superstar artist John Romita Jr. will make a rare West Coast appearance as the latest special guest addition for WonderCon 2016! Romita Jr.’s most recent work includes Superman (with writers Geoff Johns and Gene Luen Yang) and a special issue of Dark Knight III, written by Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello. And coming up in April, Romita will do 26 special covers for DC Comics, during “John Romita Jr. Variant Cover Month!”

Romita’s long career in comics includes drawing just about every Marvel character, including memorable runs on Iron Man, Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men, and Daredevil.

You can read more about him-along with all of our guests-on the WonderCon Special Guests page … click here to visit it!