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Saturday, March 24

11:00am PDT

Geek & Sundry: The Wednesday Club: The Art of the Third Act
In just a few weeks, Marvel Studios’s Avengers: Infinity War will hit theaters and start bringing the 10-year saga to a satisfying conclusion. What cues can the studio take from comics past and present to help them stick this landing? Join Geek & Sundry’s breakout live comic book show The Wednesday Club to find out. Ask Amy Dallen (Shield of Tomorrow, Sagas of Sundry), Taliesin Jaffe (Critical Role, World of Warcraft), and Matt Key (Key Question, Screen Junkies News) your questions and engage in their discussion about the art of ending an epic saga and what makes a satisfying and memorable third act.

Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 300B

12:00pm PDT

#SPARK Your Creativity: A Call To Action
Accomplished female creators discuss how to cultivate your ideas and bring them to life, conquer hurdles, and create the best project you can. Leave with inspiration, confidence, a solid plan of action, and tons of new ideas. All genders and ages welcome. Featuring Stephanie Pressman (Fashionably Nerdy), Heidi Cox (Dweeb Darlings), Stephanie Thorpe (ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining), Trisha Hershberger (The Naked Truth), Paula Rhodes (New Adventures of Peter & Wendy), and Jenny Lorenzo (Abuela).

Saturday March 24, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 213CD

12:00pm PDT

Nerdist News Live
Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News, Bizarre States), Dan Casey (The Dan Cave, Nerdist News), Rachel Heine (Nerdist and Geek & Sundry editor-in-chief), Kyle Hill (Because Science, MythBusters: The Search), Nerdist writer Aliza Pearl (Shield of Tomorrow), and Brian Compton (Nerdist producer) discuss the biggest pop culture stories of the day like only Nerdist can. Go behind the scenes of Nerdist News and other shows, and bring your questions for the cast and crew.

Saturday March 24, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 300B

2:00pm PDT

WonderCon Women of Pop Culture
Wonder Woman. Rey. The Dora Milaje. As women are reflected more and more in geek and pop culture, the women who discuss, analyze, and obsess over them have plenty to fangirl about this year. But what’s it like on the other side of the screen? Nerdist and Geek & Sundry editor-in-chief Rachel Heine is joined by her colleagues Nerdist host Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News, Bizarre States), Geek & Sundry creative director Marisha Ray (Critical Role), Nerdist managing editor Alicia Lutes (Fangirling), Geek & Sundry host Erika Ishii (Game Engine, Sagas of Sundry: Madness), Nerdist writer Aliza Pearl (Shield of Tomorrow), and Geek Bomb creator and host Maude Garrett (Alpha Book Club) as they break down how they got to where they are, offer advice for up-and-coming creators, and share their hopes for pop culture in 2018 and beyond.

Saturday March 24, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 300B

3:00pm PDT

The Science of Pacific Rim
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 15, 07:48PM
Nerdist's Kyle Hill (Because Science, MythBusters: The Search) breaks down everything from linking brains to kaiju caloric intakes with neuroscientist and science communicator Dr. Crystal Dilworth and honorary MythBuster and mad scientist Allen Pan, and cognitive scientist and wildlife reporter Jason G. Goldman. Q&A session to follow.

Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 300B

4:00pm PDT

Bizarre States: LA
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 15, 07:56PM
Host Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News, Bizarre States), Andrew Bowser (Bizarre States), and Derrick Paller (director/producer) take their popular podcast on the road, exploring the mysteries of the weird, supernatural, and occult, dragging into the light current and historical paranormal activities and personal experiences.

Saturday March 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 300B

6:30pm PDT

Nerd Rage (with Mark Waid)
Kris Simon (CEO & founder of GeekChic Promotions), RuthAnn Thompson (president of sponsorships & events for GeekChic Promotions) and resident DC Comics expert Mark Waid (Eisner Award–winning writer) host their popular show Nerd Rage from the panel room. They’ll discuss live-action Superman adaptations and a whole lot more, so show up, summon your nerd rage, and ask questions, for they will be answered!

Saturday March 24, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Room 213AB

8:00pm PDT

Future Indies You Must See
Chris Gore (Film Threat) brings an exclusive sneak preview of amazing new independent genre films and documentaries coming your way in 2018 and beyond. Through trailer debuts and exclusive clips, you'll get a glimpse into the projects that are not coming to the multiplex but can only be seen in limited release and VOD. In addition, filmmakers and members of the cast will talk about their work and how they need you to help them spread the word. Be part of the first audience to see any footage from these films, From lo-fi sci-fi to horror to docs to indies that defy genres.

Saturday March 24, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Room 207