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Friday, March 23

1:00pm PDT

Introduction to Whovian Cosplay
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 12, 10:44PM
Whether you’re new to Doctor Who cosplay or new to cosplay entirely, this is a great place to start! The Order of Gallifrey will share tips for beginners, at any budget level, on how to dress like your favorite Doctors, companions, and villains, including the new 13th Doctor. Panelists include Danielle Beebe, Alex Bagosy, Clarissa Berry, Bonnie Castillo, and River Alexandra Song.

Friday March 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 213CD

2:00pm PDT

Cospositive: Cosplay with Confidence
Ivy Doomkitty (IGN's Hero Makeover, Body Positive advocate), DPiddy (YouTuber, international cosplayer), David Baxter (Legion M, LTL Cosplay), and Kelton FX (SFX artist) discuss body image and confidence in oneself, self-worth, ways to work on confidence, and how to stay positive in the community when faced with negative people or negative comments on social media. Cosplaying regardless of age, skin color, gender, body type/size, or disability, will be covered.

Friday March 23, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 213CD

3:30pm PDT

Entrepreneurial Women in Geek Culture
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 19, 04:50PM
A group of extraordinary entrepreneurial women share how they made their dreams an everyday reality. They will describe how they took their respective niche passions and, against the odds and the opinions of others, created a market that was previously not there before. Moderated by the Winner Twins (Brittany and Brianna Winner, national-bestselling science fiction authors) the panel features Laura Byrnes (owner/creator, Pinup Girl Clothing), Masuimi Max (owner/creator, I Am Sin Cosmetics, top model, actress), Katie Elhoffer (owner/creator, Elhoffer Designs), and Ivy Doomkitty (cosplayer, costume designer, and guest host on Heroes of Cosplay).

Friday March 23, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 213AB
Saturday, March 24

10:00am PDT

The Her Universe Fashion Show: Junior Design Camp
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 09, 10:27PM
Are you too young to compete in the Her Universe Fashion Show?Do you want to design your own pieces or maybe even work for a fashion company like Her Universesomeday? If you are between the ages of 5 and 17, come and learn to design with the Her Universe Team and Her Universe Founder Ashley Eckstein. This 3-hour session is free with a WonderCon badge and no experience is needed. Junior designers will learn how to bring their ideas to life with a step-by-step tutorial of the fashion design process. Parents are welcome to attend and will also have the opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A portion of the class.

Saturday March 24, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Room 204C

2:00pm PDT

Steampunk for Beginners
Offering tips and tricks for those new to the hobby. From top hats, corsets, bustle skirts, and even personas, these panelists have got you covered! Crystal Rose Creations moderates the panel with Poppy Appleton, Agents of Steam, and Dr. Peepers.

Saturday March 24, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 213CD

3:00pm PDT

Her Universe Fashion Show Update
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 09, 10:27PM
For the last four years, The Her Universe Fashion Show at San Diego Comic-Con has wowed audiences with its original "geek couture" designs. Every year winners are chosen and given the unique professional opportunity to design a fashion collection with Her Universe to be sold in Hot Topic stores. Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein, Ed Labay (VP GMM, Hot Topic), Theresa Mercado (VP of product development, Hot Topic) and 2017 fashion show winners Grace DuVal, Lindsay Orndorff, and Rose Ivy take you behind the scenes of the making of the fashion show and their all-new collection for Hot Topic. Learn how these designers went from runway to retail! Plus, be the first to see other sneak peeks from Her Universe.

Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 207

6:00pm PDT

Silicone vs Foam vs Gelatin: What should I use?
Makeup effects artist Jeff Barkley (Frost: Portrait of a Vampire, Monster Manor, Reading Rainbow) will be doing a makeup demo with each product, discuss the pros and cons of each, and describe what's best for your cosplay, film, etc. Joining him on stage will be pro cosplayers Trey Barkley (Sparrows Flight) and Desiree Preston (Enasni) to talk about what they find useful in each case.

Saturday March 24, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 213CD

8:30pm PDT

14th Annual WonderCon Masquerade
This big onstage costume competition features amazing, beautiful, and imaginative re-created and original costumes crafted by talented attendees. Contestants compete for trophies, cash, and merchandise awards as bestowed by a panel of guest judges and representatives from various companies and organizations. The MCs are Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio. Entertainment during judging intermission is provided by the Saber Guild performance group. Doors open for seating at 8:00, but the line for choice seating starts earlier!

Saturday March 24, 2018 8:30pm - 11:00pm PDT
Sunday, March 25

11:00am PDT

Disneybounders Unite!
From brooches, skirts, vests, and even themed days like Dapper Day, Bats Day, and Villains Day, panelists provide tips and tricks for those new to the hobby. Crystal Rose Schaefer moderates, along with Holland Gedney, Erica Espejo, Marvin Villanueva, Alyssa Albanese, and Nolan Brewer.

Sunday March 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 213CD

11:30am PDT

Behind Hollywood's Hottest Heroes with TV and Film's Top Creatives
Featuring costume designer Ruth Carter (Black Panther), composer Jeff Russo (Star Trek: Discovery, Legion), make-up designer Sarit Klein (The Defenders, Daredevil), composer Sean Callery (Jessica Jones, 24), costume designer Stephanie Maslansky (Luke Cage, The Defenders), and composer Siddhartha Khosla (Marvel's Runaways, This Is Us). From dressing the King of Wakanda to scoring the thematic entrances of powerful mutants, these Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated panelists have done it all. Now, they are here to take you on an unforgettable journey of building your favorite heroes as they share their inspirations, creative processes, and behind-the-scenes secrets. The panel will be moderated by actress Ariela Barer from Marvel's Runaways and actress Emily Coutts from Star Trek: Discovery.

Sunday March 25, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
North 200B

12:00pm PDT

Cosplaying with your Kid
Kim Henderson McAndrew and Scout McAndrew (9 O'Clock Bedtime cosplay, Raisingaheronotavillain), Sage la and Michael Pomichter (Cosplay Michael, The Hangin' with Show), Deborah and Celia (Ravenpuff cosplay), and Jake (Little Negan cosplay) discuss cosplaying with your kid, tips on how to get started, sources for assembling a cosplay, and social media tips. Moderated by Anastasia Washington (Anastationtv, Legion of Leia).

Sunday March 25, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 213CD

1:00pm PDT

Causeplay: A Hobby in Service to Others
Mark Chu-Lin (Avengers Initiative club president, event coordinator), Justine Senna (TV production student at Chapman University Dodge College), Victor Franco (software engineer), Megan Motis (HealthBridge Children's Hospital activities lead), and Jaime Serna (patient engagement coach and educator for Children's Hospital of Orange County) discuss how cosplayers can serve their communities through their love of pop culture. Hear about their experiences, learn how to join organized costume groups, and find out how to get involved in service efforts.

Sunday March 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 213CD

2:00pm PDT

Halo Costuming and Props with Anvil Station
Have questions about building your own costumes and props from Halo? A panel of experts will give a quick overview of basic methods to build your own armor and props from start to finish and then move on to the audience Q&A. Panelists will cover topics including foam armor and props (Marissa Russo, Pinnacle Custom Cosplay), casting and mold making (Cary Gunnar Lee, Starside Armory), 3D printing (Alec Richter, Fabled Phoenix Props), electronics (Matt Hendricks, AsthMattic), and rigging and mounting (Benedict Choy, SpacemeatTheCosplay). Moderated by J. P. Pollio.

Sunday March 25, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 213CD

3:00pm PDT

Over30Cosplay Costume Advice and Cosplay Support for the Mature Cosplayer
Panelists celebrate the history of comic culture, offer couples cosplay ideas, and provide tips for combating negative, age-related, stereotypes. On hand are John D. Callison (award-winning cosplayer, founder of Over30Cosplay), Shelley Grace-Bowers (Hollywood costume designer, award-winning cosplayer), Alfredo Garcia (founding member, retired U.S. Air Force colonel), Jen Greeley (award-winning cosplayer, master level costumer, roving Over30cosplay reporter), Tracy Davis (cosplayer, founding member of over30cosplay), and Ashley Howe (award-winning cosplayer, founding member of over30cosplay, Renaissance Entertainment Productions staff member). Moderated by Mary Anne Butler (editor-in-chief, Aggressive Comix).

Sunday March 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 213CD

3:30pm PDT

Mold/Resin Making 3D Printing and FX Techniques
Don Wistos will discuss mold making and 3D printing for production and hobby, Fon Davis will share his 25 years’ experience of miniature VFX with Star Wars and 3D techniques, and Sam Girgis will share 3D products and applications in the garage kit industry.

Sunday March 25, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 210

4:00pm PDT

Event and Cosplay Photography: Beyond The Camera
Cosplay, studio, event, and editorial photographers Al Ortega (Getty Images), Dave Lucchesi (Disney), Kevin Green, Bill Watters, and others discuss the ins and outs of being a photographer, including how to approach questions when legal requirements and ethical directives differ, moving from hobbyist to professional, and working with models.

Sunday March 25, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 209