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Comics Programs at WonderCon Anaheim 2013

WonderCon Anaheim is all about comics, and this year’s programming schedule proves that without a doubt. Here’s a handy list of all the comics-oriented panels over all three days of the event. For further info—including complete and up-to-date panel descriptions—please visit the Programming Schedule page for links to the schedules for the individual days. Sign up for MySched and build your own personalized schedule. Remember: all panels have seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not clear rooms between events. MySched won't get you into the room if it's full, but it will help you keep track of all the panels you want to see!


12:30–1:30 Avatar: The Search for Zuko's Mom—Room 208

12:30–1:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #1: Comics in Higher Education: Teaching, Publishing, and Staying Relevant—Room 210BCD

12:30–1:30 The Latino Comics RoundtableRoom 213

1:00–2:00 DC Entertainment: All Access—Room 300AB

1:30–2:30 Insights into Indie Publishing—Room 203

1:30–2:30 Spotlight on Marjorie Liu—Room 208

1:30—2:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #2: Comics & Journalism—Room 210BCD

2:00–3:00 Quick Draw!—Room 300AB

2:30–3:30 I Can’t Write, I Can’t Draw, But I Love Comics!Room 208

2:30—4:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #3: Truth, Reality, and Empathy in Comics—Room 210BCD

2:30–3:30 The Creator's Role in the Future of Comics PublishingRoom 213

3:00–4:00 Iconic Characters: Keeping True to Origins While Creating New Stories—Room 300AB

3:30–4:30 Breaking into Comics­­Room 203

3:30–4:30 James Robinson—Room 208

3:30–4:30 How to Get News Coverage—Room 213

3:30–4:30 MTV Geek—Get the latest from MTV Comics/Geek. Room 300DE

4:00–5:00 Art Masters: Drawing DC—Room 210BCD

4:30–5:30 Spotlight on Brent Anderson—Room 203

4:30–5:30 Terry Moore—Room 208

4:30–5:30 A Story Is a Story: Storytelling Across Diverse Formats—Room 300DE

5:00–6:00 Batman: Zero Year with Scott SnyderRoom 207

5:00–6:00 Let’s Make Comics! Room 210BCD

5:30–6:30 Indie Comics Marketing and PR 101Room 203

5:30–6:30 IDW: Spotlight on Artist’s Editions!— Room 208

6:00–8:00 World Premiere of Superman: UnboundArena

6:00–7:00 Awfully Big Adventures: Storytellers Who Find One Medium Too Small—Room 207

6:30–7:30 30 Years of JaysonRoom 203

7:00–8:00 Mark Waid’s Thrillbent Comics—Room 210BCD


10:30–11:30 From Fan to Creator: Goal-Setting for Creative Types—Room 203

10:30–12:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #4: Comics, Queerness, and IdentityRoom 210BCD

10:30–11:30 Despair with Layman!— Room 213

11:00–12:00 Creating Kids’ ComicsRoom 210A

11:30–12:30 That ’70s Panel—Room 203

11:30–12:30 Archaia Presents: Writing for ComicsRoom 208

11:30–12:30 Spotlight on Jim Lee—Room 300DE

12:00–1:00 Kotobukiya Spring Preview 2013Room 207

12:30–2:00 CBLDF Live Art Jam—Room 203

12:30–1:30 IDW: The Big Panel— Room 208

12:00–1:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #5: Comics and FormRoom 210BCD

12:30–1:30 Digital First ComicsRoom 213

1:00–2:00 Mainstream Monsters—Room 300AB

1:30–2:30 We Are Boom!—Room 208

1:30–3:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #6: Focus on Matt KindtRoom 210BCD

1:30–2:30 Oddball Comics Live: Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n Roll!Room 213

2:00–3:00 Spotlight on Steranko—Room 203

2:00–3:00 The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: From Comics to Music and Back Again!—Room 300AB

22:30–3:30 Bongo Comics Turns 20—Room 208

3:00–4:00 VIZ Media—Room 203

3:00–4:00 Spotlight on Frank Cho—Room 207

3:00–4:00 Comic Book Law School “ABC” – Always Be Creating (and Avoid Being Careless)­Room 210BCD

3:00–4:00 DC Comics: The New 52—Room 300AB

3:30–4:30 Ten Years of Aspen Comics—Room 208

4:00–5:00 Spotlight on Ann Nocenti— Room 203

4:00–5:00 Cartoon Design for Kids—Room 210BCD

4:00–5:00 Teen Titans Go! Special Video Presentation and Q&A—Room 300AB

4:00–5:00 Where Do Ideas Come From?— Room 210A

4:30–5:30 Valiant 2013: Harbinger Wars and Beyond—Room 208

4:30–5:30 LGBTQ Subtext in Comics, Sci-Fi and FantasyRoom 300DE

5:00–6:00 Spotlight on Jeff Smith—Room 203

5:00–6:00 Writing Workshop with Marv Wolfman—Room 210BCD

5:00–6:00 DC Comics 101—Room 300AB

5:30–6:30 Hollywood and Comics—Room 208

6:00–7:00 25 Years of Graphite and Paper with Doug Mahnke—Room 203

6:00–7:00 Buffy Season 9: The Final Arc!— Room 207

6:00–7:00 Textures: A Coloring Workshop with Alex Sinclair—Room 210BCD

6:00–7:00 The New Face of Self-Publishing—Room 210A

6:30–7:30 Geeks Get Published—and Paid!­Room 208

6:30–7:30 ElfQuest 35th AnniversaryRoom 213

7:00–8:00 The Writer’s Journey: Breaking into Comic Book and Hollywood Scriptwriting—Room 203

7:00–8:00 Hip Hop & Comics: Cultures CombiningRoom 210A

7:30–8:30 Comics on Comics Live!—Room 208



11:30–1:00 The Secret Origin of Good Readers—Room 203

11:30–12:30 Spotlight on J. M. DeMatteis—Room 208

11:30–1:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #7: The Filter of Fiction: Batman, Spider-Man, and Real-Life Trauma—Room 210BCD

12:00–1:00 What Makes a Good Costume?­—Room 300AB

12:30–1:30 Jeff Smith and Terry Moore—Room 208

12:30–1:30 Redefining All-Ages Comics with KaBOOM! Room 213

1:00–2:00 Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A—Arena

1:00–2:00 Spotlight on Jeff Parker—Room 203

1:00–2:00 Spotlight on Jane Espenson with Brad Bell—Room 207

1:00–2:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #8: The Dark Side of Comics—Room 210BCD

1:00–2:00 DC Entertainment: All Access—Room 300AB

1:30–2:30 CBLDF: The Story of Comics Censorship—Room 208

1:30–2:30 The Red Star Rises: Geek Q&A with Chris Gossett­Room 213

2:00–3:00 Spotlight on Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti—Room 203

2:00–3:00 Star Wars Comics in 2013!— Room 207

2:00–3:30 LEGO Batman: The Movie—DC Superheroes UniteRoom 300AB

2:30–3:30 IDW: Behind the Hasbro Titles—Room 208

2:30–3:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #9: Comics, Culture and Change—Room 210BCD

2:30–3:30 Spotlight on Dan Slott—Room 300DE

3:00–4:00 Self-Publishing DigitalRoom 203

3:30–4:30 Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule—Room 208

3:30–4:30 The Business and Hobby of Collecting ComicsRoom 213

Download the WonderCon Anaheim 2013 Quick Guide for Convention Center and Exhibit Hall maps, complete exhibitor listings, and the Programming Schedule in a handy "at-a-glance" grid format!