WonderCon Anaheim 2017 welcomes our confirmed special guests for the event, March 31–April 2 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Writer, Archie, Avengers, Champions, Black Widow
Mark Waid is a New York Times bestselling author whose many works include Kingdom Come, Superman: Birthright, and years-long runs on such popular titles as Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Flash, and Justice League. Currently, he scripts Archie, Marvel’s Avengers and Black Widow, and Captain Kid with co-creator Tom Peyer. As a publisher, he runs Thrillbent.com, a cutting-edge website showcasing a wide variety of comics (many of them his own) produced specifically for tablets and digital devices.
Writer, Shaft, Power Man and Iron Fist, Occupy Avengers
David F. Walker started his writing career in the 1990s with the self-published zine BadAzz MoFo. He is an award-winning comic book writer, filmmaker, and journalist. His work in comics includes Shaft (Dynamite Entertainment), winner of the 2015 Glyph Award for Story of the Year; Power Man and Iron Fist, Nighthawk, Fury, Occupy Avengers, and Deadpool (Marvel Comics); The Army of Dr. Moreau (IDW/Monkeybrain Comics); Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes and Number 13 (Dark Horse Comics); and his upcoming creator-owned series, Prison City. He is also the creator of the YA series The Adventures of Darius Logan.
Writer, musician, DC's Young Animal imprint, Doom Patrol, Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye
Gerard Way is an artist and musician who lives in Los Angeles. His comics work includes The Umbrella Academy (published by Dark Horse), and the new s imprint, DC's Young Animal, which includes the titles Doom Patrol (written by Way), Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye (co-written by Way), Shade, the Changing Girl, and Mother Panic.
Appearing Friday and Saturday only.
Author, Star Wars: Aftermath, Miriam Black series, Atlanta Burns series
Chuck Wendig is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath, as well as the Miriam Black thrillers, the Atlanta Burns books, and the Heartland YA series, alongside other works across comics, games, film, and more. A finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the co-writer of the Emmy-nominated digital narrative Collapsus, he is also known for his popular blog terribleminds.com and his books about writing. He lives in Pennsylvania with his family.
Author, Crosstalk, Blackout, All Clear
Connie Willis is the Nebula- and Hugo-winning science-fiction author of Doomsday Book, To Say Nothing of the Dog, and the two-volume Blackout and All Clear. She has won an unprecedented total of seven Nebula Awards and eleven Hugos for her novels and short stories, has been named to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and is a SFWA Grand Master of Science Fiction. Her work ranges from laugh-out-loud funny to deadly serious and encompasses time travel, aliens, fads, near-death experiences, and everything in between. Her most recent novel is Crosstalk, a romantic comedy about telepathy.
Writer/artist, Hilo, Pedro and Me
Judd Winick is the author of the New York Times bestselling, Children’s Choice Book Award–winning graphic novel Hilo. Judd has scripted issues of bestselling comic series, including Batman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Justice League, and Star Wars. Judd also appeared as a cast member of MTV’s The Real World: San Francisco and is the author of the highly acclaimed graphic novel Pedro and Me, about his Real World roommate and friend, AIDS activist Pedro Zamora. Judd lives in San Francisco with his wife, their two kids, and their cat. Visit Judd and Hilo online at juddwinick.com or on Twitter at @JuddWinick.
Writer, Jughead, Howard the Duck, Star-Lord; artist, Sex Criminals
Chip Zdarsky has read Saga, Bitch Planet, Southern Bastards, Ody-A, Ody-B, Ody-C, Wicked Or Divine, I Love Fairyland, Unbeatable Squirrel, Spiderman, Bat-Man, and more. He co-created Sex Criminals and Kaptara and has written Howard The Duck and Jughead. He is currently writing Star-Lord and something else probably. He has a GREAT idea for a Bat-Man story, so if someone can put him in touch with whoever the “Stan Lee” of DC is, it’d be much appreciated; cheers.