#12: Programming Tracks at WCA 2017!
This week our Toucan Tips will be focusing on programming at WonderCon Anaheim 2017, as we lead up to the big reveal of our complete Program Schedule on Friday, March 17! Stay tuned for some important information about attending programs at the event and maybe even an advance sneak peek at some of the programs you can expect to see at this year’s show … like:
Check Out the Avalon Room at the Anaheim Hilton for Fan Culture Panels
When selecting our lineup of panels for WonderCon Anaheim, one thing we strive for is variety. Whether you’re interested in hearing about comics, films, TV, or games, getting industry insider tips, or learning about your favorite writers and artists, there should be something for everyone at WonderCon Anaheim.
In recent years, we’ve noticed an increasing interest in “fan culture” panels. These are the panels that enable fans to talk with each other about the things they love, share ideas, develop their creative skill-sets, and even pick up new hobbies. As these panels have proven more and more popular, we have started to add more each year and have developed a special Fan Culture track.
At WonderCon Anaheim 2017, the Avalon Room at our headquarters hotel, the Anaheim Hilton (adjacent to the Convention Center) is our designated Fan Culture room. At any point throughout the weekend, you can visit this room to see panels designed to appeal to the fan in everyone, including panels on cosplay make-up tutorials, fan-driven discussions, and creative new ways to incorporate fandom into your daily life. We definitely encourage attendees to check out a Fan Culture panel as it’s a great way to meet people with similar interests and passions.
Comics Arts Conference Returns to WonderCon!
The Comics Arts Conference, the nation’s leading academic conference devoted to comics, is once again a part of WonderCon Anaheim. This year the CAC will present programs all 3 days of the event. The line-up includes:
- Politics and Memory
- Comics and Fandom
- Fans, Academics, Creators, and Educators in Conversation
- Do Genre Definitions Limit Comics Storytelling?
- Focus on Genevieve Valentine
- Gender and the Superhero Narrative
- Queering Comics
- The Psychology of Teamwork Dynamics in Comic Books and Cinema
The CAC offers fascinating discussion on comics and related topics from some of the country’s leading comics-oriented academics. Stop in and sample a panel during WonderCon Anaheim 2017!
Badges are available online only and will not be sold onsite at the Anaheim Convention Center.