The following special guests are confirmed for WonderCon Anaheim 2018, March 23–25 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Artist, Crosswind, Smallville Season 11, Wonder Woman ’77
Cat Staggs is an artist best known for her work on the New York Times bestselling title Smallville Season 11 from DC Comics. Currently working on Crosswind with co-creator, Gail Simone (Image Comics), she has also worked on popular titles such as Adventures of Supergirl, Wonder Woman ’77, Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman, The Vampire Diaries, Phantom Lady and Doll Man (DC Comics); The X-Files and Orphan Black, and Star Trek (IDW); and over 10 years in the Star Wars universe with Lucasfilm.
Writer, She-Hulk, Tomb Raider, Supergirl, Lumberjanes
Mariko Tamaki is a Canadian writer living in Oakland, California. She is the author of Saving Montgomery Sole and the co-creator, with Jillian Tamaki, of This One Summer, which received Eisner and Ignatz Awards as well as Caldecott and Printz Honors. Mariko has written for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tomb Raider, She-Hulk, and Supergirl. She also writes the Lumberjanes middle grade prose series, illustrated by Brooklyn Allen.
Author, Daughter of Smoke & Bone Trilogy
Laini Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author and a National Book Award finalist. She is the author of the global sensation, the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy: Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Days of Blood & Starlight, and Dreams of Gods & Monsters, and the companion e-novella, Night of Cake & Puppets. She is also the author of Strange the Dreamer, the Dreamdark books Blackbringer and Silksinger, and the highly acclaimed Lips Touch: Three Times. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her family.
Appearing Friday and Saturday only.
Writer, Archie, Avengers, Kingdom Come
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, Captain America, and Champions. 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. He lives in Santa Monica but never goes to the beach because his Irish skin would burst into flame.