#04: Group Panels Featuring Our Special Guests!
As you’re getting ready for WonderCon Anaheim 2019—and creating your game plan for seeing the most guests and panels—don’t forget about our group panels featuring our special guests. We know you’re excited to see them in their individual spotlight panels, but it’s a whole new level of fandom geekiness when you see several amazing creators come together in a room to discuss a specific topic. See them weigh in on important issues like “What Is the Best Super Power?” Or “Our Favorite Villains and Why We Love Them” (or love to hate them). And that’s just Friday!
On Saturday, you can come see our guests debate “Costumes for Caped Crusaders: Function Versus Fashion.” Finish off WonderCon on Sunday by attending “The Entrepreneurial Spirit in Comics,” where established creators talk about the ins and outs of the comic industry and all its extensions, and then stick around to hear from some experts in “Magical Comics for Kids.”
Here’s a sneak peek at some of these group panels featuring our special guests … look for the complete WonderCon Anaheim 2019 Programming Schedule coming (VERY!) soon!
Friday, March 29
2:30–3:30 What Is the Best Superpower?—Flight? Invisibility? Super strength? Everyone at one point in time has sat around their living room, debating which one is best. Now hear the opinion of the experts! Do these comic creators know the answer? Is there truly a right answer? Moderator Gabe Carrasco (Aspen Comics managing editor) gets to the truth with Vita Ayala (Supergirl), Amy Chu (Red Sonja), Tom King (Batman), Liam Sharp (Wonder Woman), and Scott Snyder (Batman). Room 213AB
5:30–6:30 Our Favorite Villains—They may be killers, but readers often find themselves rooting for the villains anyway. What makes these hardened criminals worthy of adoration? Find out from the creators who bring them to life. Moderator Mark Waid (Daredevil) discusses villainous antics with WonderCon special guests Donny Cates (Venom), Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), and Tim Sale (Daredevil). Room 213AB
Saturday, March 30
2:30–3:30 Costumes for Caped Crusaders: Fashion Versus Function—Geeky fashion expert Ashley Eckstein (Her Universe) moderates a panel on one of comics’ most burning questions, when it comes to superhero fashions, which is more important, fashion or function? WonderCon Anaheim special guests Jen Bartel (Blackbird), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), Tula Lotay (Supreme: Blue Rose), and Brian Stelfreeze (Back Panther) share their expertise on what makes a great costume. Room 213AB
Sunday, March 31
10:30–11:30 The Entrepreneurial Spirit in Comics—Love all things comics? Love paying your bills too? What opportunities are out there for comics creators and comics lovers? Moderator Mark Waid (Daredevil) talks to WonderCon Anaheim special guests Julie Benson (Batgirl and the Birds of Prey), Shawna Benson (Green Arrow), Ryan Meinerding (head of visual development, Marvel Studios), and Liam Sharp (Wonder Woman) about the ins and outs of the comics biz and all its extensions. Room 208
12:30–1:30 Magical Comics for Kids—As a kid, everything is magical, and magic is believable. Bringing magic to life expands young minds, and these comics creators are experts at sprinkling that fairy dust. Mary Bellamy (Faux Facts and Ah Heck!!), Alina Chau (The Nian Monster), and WonderCon special guests Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic), Greg Pak (The Princess Who Saved Herself), and Dana Simpson (Phoebe and Her Unicorn) share their tips and tricks and a little hint of magic. Room 208
Badges are available online only and will not be sold onsite at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Make it a WonderCon Weekend and stay at one of our hotels with special rates!