Loading…

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

1: Programs [clear filter]
Friday, March 23
 

4:30pm

Writing 101: What To Think About Before You Start Writing
Award-winning writer/editor Marv Wolfman (writer-creator of Blade, Black Cat, Bullseye, New Teen Titans, Deathstroke, and many more) brings his annual writing seminar to WonderCon. This is for those who want to write but aren’t sure how to begin. Marv talks about structure, creating characters, writing dialogue, and more. If you want to begin writing, be sure to attend Marv’s panel first.

Friday March 23, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 210

7:30pm

How To Build a BB-8 and R2-D2
Do you want to know what it takes to build your own Star Wars droid? Southern California R2/BB8 builders Chris Romines, Mike Senna, Michael McMaster, William Miyamoto, and builder/moderator Victor Franco discuss how their robots were built and how they work. Topics include materials, blueprints, building techniques, tools, and the electronics used to bring these awesome droids to life.

Friday March 23, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 210
 
Saturday, March 24
 

10:00am

How To Get Press Coverage
Small press publishers: What makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, and interviews and what won't? A lot of publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it, or why they are being overlooked for coverage. Comics journalist Rik Offenberger (First Comics News, Archie Comics) moderates this panel on just what it takes to get coverage, with the comic journalists themselves telling you what they are looking for in your submission. Panelists include Tim Chizmar (First Comics News, Fangoria), Ed Catto (Captain Action, Bonfire Agency), Josh Henaman (Big Foot), Glenn Hauman (ComicMix), Jez Ibelle (First Comics News, Geek-a-pedia), Mike Kingston (Headlocked Comics, BOOM! Studios), Alex Raymond (Monstar, Hollywood Gone Geek), Francis Sky (First Comics News), and Josh Waldrop (Red Gorilla Comics). Find out what it takes to self-promote and make a significant impact on your ability to sell your comic.

Saturday March 24, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 209

10:00am

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
Room 204C

10:30am

Comics Rules for Young Readers
Creating comics that speak to young readers (without being condescending) requires numerous skill sets and sensibilities. It also requires knowing when you can and can't break the rules. Moderator Lee Nordling (two-time Eisner Award nominee) is joined by Michele Wells (VP of content strategy at DC Entertainment), industry legend Marv Wolfman (the founding comics editor for Disney Adventures), Faith Erin Hicks (Eisner Award-winning creator of The Adventures of Superhero Girl), and writer/editor Barbara Randall Kesel (Black Is for Beginnings).

Saturday March 24, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 208

10:30am

Comics Arts Conference Session #4: Comic Monsters
Michele Brittany (Horror in Space: Critical Essays on a Film Subgenre) uses historical and intertextual approaches to identify themes and tropes in comic books featuring the mummy as the main character. James R. Thompson (Comic Book Historians Group) examines how techniques of the comics form are used to represent "Authority" in the police interrogation scene from diverse comic book adaptations of Poe's "A Tell-Tale Heart." Nicholas Diak (The New Peplum: Essays on Sword and Sandal Films and Television Programs Since the 1990s) employs concepts such as gender representation and the hero's journey to explore how Dynamite Comics's Re-Animater series reimagines and subverts H. P. Lovecraft's "Herbert West–Reanimator."

Saturday March 24, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 210

11:00am

Everyone's a Critic: Being a Journalist in a Online Age
Bill Watters (Bleeding Cool), Mary Anne Butler (Aggressive Comix), Dana Han-Klein (Mohawk Movie Review), Bill Hunt (The Digital Bits), Alexandra August (Geek Magazine, CBR), and Thomas Parham (APU) discuss the expansion of journalism over the past decade, from the rise of citizen journalism to blogging to vloggers, podcasters, and online-only news sources. Panelists will talk about the roles new media play between their readers and the industries and communities they serve, varying levels of informality versus classic ideas of professionalism, show-specific outlets versus general news sites, moving from hobbyist to being a professional, legal challenges, and more.

Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 209

11:00am

Making and Publishing Queer Comics: A Workshop
UPDATED: Tue, Mar 13, 08:16PM
For queer cartoonists, comics are an amazing way to build community, tell their stories, imagine new worlds, and claim their identity. But how do they get these comics out of their own heads and in front of readers? Prism Comics and moderator Elizabeth Beier (Prism Comics board member, Bisexual Trials and Errors) present a discussion on the avenues and ways to put queer work into the world, from self-published zines to webcomics and online funding options like Patreon and Kickstarter, to traditional publishing. Panelists include Tara Madison Avery (Prism Comics board member, Stacked Deck Press publisher), Cat Esguerra (Eighty Days), Sina Grace (Iceman, Self-Obsessed, Nothing Lasts Forever, Iceman), Viktor Kerney (Prism Comics board member, StrangeLore) and Jeff Krell (Jayson). The winner of the Prism Comics 2018 Queer Press Grant will be announced at the end of the panel. The Prism Comics Queer Press Grant is an annual financial grant given by Prism Comics to an up-and-coming comics creator to help them publish their work of LGBTQ-interest.

Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 211

12:00pm

Game Pitch Review
This pitch review will be conducted by a panel of professional game developers who will offer their invaluable advice and insight to those seeking to further their dreams of making their game a reality. Participants will have the opportunity to pitch a game for 3 minutes and then receive constructive criticism on how it went. This session will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis and sign-ups will be taken onsite. To participate in the Game Pitch Review, you must be prepared before you sign up. Preparation includes (1) a well-practiced, 3-minute verbal pitch that clearly explains the game concept, how it's unique to the marketplace, why it would be worth funding, etc.; (2) any hardcopy or digital visuals (images, video, etc.) that help illustrate the concept and viability of the idea (you must bring the device on which you will display the visuals); and (3) imagination and passion; imagine you're making a very quick pitch to receive funding for your idea.

Saturday March 24, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 206B

12:00pm

Comics Arts Conference Session #5: Borders and Liminal Spaces
Andrew Barton (Texas State University) examines how Dr. Strange's straddling of the borders between magic and medicine in Dr. Strange: The Oath can enhance our understanding of the interplay between the scientific and the fantastic. Lillian Martinez (Texas State University) details how Saga's star-crossed love story reveals the potentialities unleashed when sexual acts transgress the binaries and borders of war. Sean Rachel Mardell (Texas State University) argues that Frank Castle's arc in The Punisher (2014–2015 series) and his inevitable inability to escape his "punishing'" nature connects with the inherent link between whiteness and the imperialistic past and present. Michael Gonzales (Texas State University) uses DC: The New Frontier as a case study to examine how the "Freak Lab Accident" trope in origin stories is a liminal event between humanity and superhumanity, heroism and villainy.

Saturday March 24, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Room 210

12:30pm

Hollywood & Emerging Tech: The Evolution of Entertainment
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 23, 04:56PM
A diverse panel of experts explore where Hollywood and technology are headed in 2018 and beyond: Arvel Chappell III (Emerging Tech, Warner Brother Entertainment), Alex Barder (partner at VR Werx, Paranormal Activity: Lost Souls) Gregg Katano (VP of US operations at Hologate), Mark Harwood (global director VR, John Wick, Payday), Guy Constantini (VP Global Interactive Marketing, Skydance Media, Archangel VR) (games producer & VR production lead, NBC Universal Games) and John Kirkpatrick (CMO the Void, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire in hyper reality). Moderated by Anastasia Staten (executive director, The ESA Foundation).

Saturday March 24, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
North 200B

1:30pm

Comics Arts Conference Session #6: Comics and Women
This panel presents four approaches to considering the representations of women in comics. Resisting the subsuming of female heroes under masculine identities, Megan Vinson (Indiana University Bloomington) examines what happens in Greek drama, comics, and contemporary superhero films when the mother-figure is embraced, rather than rejected, in constructing heroic forms. Olivia Hicks (University of Dundee) looks at how British superheroine Valda from the anthology Mandy showcases the fascinating and complex process of repurposing characters within a gendered context, and asks how Mandy adapts and reconstructs genre and gender in the British superhero sports story. Sean O'Brien (Wayne State University) studies Geek Feminism as a subculture with critical components in the production of comics, the consumption of comics, and as subject matter. Monica Geraffo (Fashion Institute of Technology) unpacks Storm’s makeover in The Uncanny X-Men #173 from cape to punk streetwear, a fan-favorite depiction that would become both synonymous with her character and a visual representation of a society in transition.

Saturday March 24, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 210

2:00pm

How to Get That Second Writing Assignment
Getting your first writing assignment may be tough, but the second one may be tougher. Writers discuss their methods on booking that next job. Panelists include Joel Anderson Thompson (showrunner, Superstition), Kristine Huntley (Freakish), Teresa Huang (Superstition), and Hannibal Tabu (CBR’s The Buy Pile, Wunderman Comics’s Time Corps). Moderated by Ken Choy.

Saturday March 24, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 207

2:00pm

Gaming Creator Connection
The Gaming Creator Connection is an opportunity for aspiring and learning game developers to receive valuable advice, insights, and mentoring from seasoned veterans of the game industry with diverse experiences in production, programming, art, business development, and more. The Gaming Creator Connection is organized and run by professional game developers, including a former executive director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA). The GCC is a perfect opportunity to seek expert guidance on a wide range of topics pertaining to the development of your career. The Gaming Creator Connection is only available to those who have signed up in advance.

Saturday March 24, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 204C

3:00pm

Beyond the Page: Augmented Reality
Comic books have been a staple of pop culture for decades, and there have always been creators who push that medium to its storytelling limits. Meet some of the creators that are using AR technology in their books today: Brian Haberlin (Faster Than Light, Anomoly), Daniel Corey (Bloodworth, Moriarty), and some of the creators behind the Black Eyed Peas comic Masters of the Sun.

Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 211

3:00pm

Figure Drawing for Popular Media
Emilio Soltero, Ph.D. (John Buscema: A Life in Sketches; Draw the Line) presents a primer on drawing the figure for popular media, including drawing for comics and character design; he is joined by Lauren Echevaria (artist) and Elisabeth Echevaria (panel model). Emilio will lecture and demonstrate on anatomy and figure drawing. Lauren will demo a figure. There will be time to draw as well. Professionals and beginners are welcome. Bring your drawing supplies to draw models/cosplayers during this interactive presentation.

Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 210

3:30pm

CBLDF: How To Fight Censorship
What do you need to know when you experience censorship? What is censorship anyway? This program examines the contours of current censorship of comics and provides how-to information for managing challenges to books, police inquiries, and media invasions. It also investigates the difference between controversy, business response, and censorship. Come share your stories, and learn how you can make a difference in protecting free expression!

Saturday March 24, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 208

4:00pm

Writing Great Dialogue
Short. Meaningful. Memorable. How do you write great dialogue? What works and what doesn't work? Animation writers including Craig Miller (Curious George, Beast Wars), Holly Huckins (Rugrats, Sheriff Callie's Wild West), Jim Krieg (Justice League Action, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight), Mairghread Scott (Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers: Rescue Bots),and Matt Wayne (Niko and the Sword of Light, Cannon Busters) talk about how you craft a great line.

Saturday March 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 210

4:30pm

Mr. X's Guide to CGI Creature and Monster Creation
UPDATED: Tue, Mar 13, 10:48PM
Meet the VFX wizards behind Oscar-winning The Shape of Water. For award-winning VFX house Mr. X, Crimson Peak ’s ghosts, vampires of The Strain, and the undead of the Resident Evil franchise were preludes to its most acclaimed creature yet: The Shape of Water ’s Amphibian Man. In this session, VFX supervisors Chris MacLean and Trey Harrell will join animation director Kevin Scott and VFX producer Luke Groves to illustrate how they use visual effects in these films and TV shows to breathe believability into supernatural characters and enhance story, mood, and personality. Moderated by Fast Company’s Susan Karlin.

Saturday March 24, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 300D

5:00pm

Comic Pitch Review
If you’re a writer or artist attending the Comic Creator Connection, this is your chance to practice giving your pitch before the networking event and get some free coaching from a pro. A pitch is usually a brief speech designed to persuade and interest your listener in what you’re doing or what you’ve made. Giving a good pitch is a vital skill you must have to bring your project to life. Fortunately, it’s also a skill you can learn and improve with practice. Pitch reviews will be conducted by Douglas Neff, an experienced presentation coach and professional public speaker who also hosts the Comic Creator Connection. This is not a panel. Instead, these are 3- to 5-minute individual coaching sessions for as many people as can be accommodated in the scheduled time. Spaces are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Saturday March 24, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 204C

5:00pm

DC Super Hero Girls
Featuring iconic DC Super Hero characters like Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl, this world of digital content, videos, books, toys, and other exciting merchandise inspires girls to find the hero within themselves, empowering them to recognize that they, too, can save the day. Join the creators behind DC Super Hero Girls to learn more about the characters and new adventures to come.

Saturday March 24, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 210

5:00pm

Prototyping and Manufacturing Collectables
Geek fandom doesn't stop at the toy store, nor does it start there. As a prototype designer and manufacturer, Mike Syfritt is a big fan of custom and third-party collectibles. Find out how a small company can use today's technology to go from an idea to full production in less time than it takes to hunt down your favorite toy or collectible. See firsthand prototypes that are ready for manufacturing and learn what it takes to do so.

Saturday March 24, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 213CD

6:00pm

Coloring with Alex Sinclair
Alex Sinclair and other industry leading colorists discuss how they approach each page and cover and where they draw their inspiration from. Each panelist will color the same art without knowing what the other is doing. They will each reveal their work and discuss what inspired them to render the image.

Saturday March 24, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 210

6:30pm

The Science of Cool
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 23, 04:59PM
An all-star panel of scientists and creators discuss how the rise of immersive technology, rocketry, robotics, and AI has made science cool again and continues to bring us closer to solving some of the greatest challenges and mysteries in our universe. Panel will include Arvel Chappell III (Emerging Tech, Warner Brothers Entertainment), TJ Wright (CEO of Horizon Hover), Nova Spivack (CEO, Magical), Sinclair Fleming, (Global Director VR, John Wick, Payday), Kevin Cruz (KodakPixpro), and Stephen Powers of Elevation of Fulldome Pro. Moderated by Anastasia Staten (CEO & executive director of the Society of Women Engineers).

Saturday March 24, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
North 200B

7:00pm

Intro to TV Writing: From First Draft to Getting Staffed
Moderator Spiro Skentzos (Arrow) joins Drew Greenberg (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Keto Shimizu (Legends of Tomorrow) and Melinda Hsu Taylor (The Gifted) to discuss navigating the TV spec terrain, including beginner’s mistakes, what they look for in a writer and what it takes for you to write a killer spec that will stand above the crowd. There will be a huge Q&A component, so bring your questions.

Saturday March 24, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 207

7:00pm

Mark McDonnell: How to Draw in the Different Studio Styles
Being a good artist and facile with technology are two skills animation companies want. But there's a third component rarely discussed: how well you can draw in the manner of each studio. In this session, Disney master teacher Mark McDonnell will demonstrate how to adapt your style to different studios, including Disney, DreamWorks, and Warner Bros, to increase your chances of getting hired. Moderated by Fast Company's Susan Karlin.

Saturday March 24, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 210

7:00pm

No Tow Trucks Beyond Mars
David Rosing (NASA JPL Mars Sample Return system engineer), Shonte J. Tucker (JPL thermal engineer), Laura Kerber (NASA JPL Mars research scientist), Brian Y. Lim (JPL mechatronics supervisor), and Rob Lock (JPL Mars Sample Return Orbiter lead) discuss how we go boldly where there’s no one around to fix it. Hear stories from the trenches of the heartbreaks, close calls, and adventures of real-life solar system exploration. Q&A session following.

Saturday March 24, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 211

7:00pm

Saturday Comic Creator Connection
Are you a writer with a great idea for a comic book series, but you can’t draw? Or maybe you’re an artist looking to illustrate an incredible story, but you can’t write. WonderCon is proud to once again host the Comic Creator Connection, a fast-paced networking event that puts writers and artists together to help them meet new creative partners. Here’s how it works: In a 2-hour period writers and artists will sit down across from each other at a table. (And by artists, we mean pencillers, inkers, colorists, etc—all are welcome!) Then, in 5-minute sessions, you will talk one-on-one with each other about your ideas and skills. At the end of each 5-minute period, you will get up and move on to the next person. If you’re interested in furthering the conversation, you’ll exchange contact information. Think of it as speed-dating, but for writers and artists! Sign-ups are taken in advance for this event, but space may still be available onsite.

Saturday March 24, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 204C

7:30pm

The Writer's Journey: Developing Material for the New Marketplace
This panel explores the developmental process for writing science fiction and/or fantasy cinema, TV, comics, and prose literature. The shifting 21st-century digital frontier of marketing and distribution means that age-old methods of building a career have been rendered irrelevant, and this group of Hollywood screenwriters and graphic novel creators share insider information, publishing secrets, and the professional realities on how to develop your ideas into a viable property and market yourself accordingly. Moderated by 2015 Disney/ABC Writing Program winner and 2014 Eisner Award nominee Brandon Easton (Marvel's Agent Carter, IDW's M.A.S.K. ), the panel includes TV producer Geoffrey Thorne (Black Panther's Quest, The Librarians), writer Ubah Mohammed (DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Gang Related), actress/writer Erika Alexander (Get Out, Queen Sugar), and artist/writer Tony Puryear (the Schwarzenegger film Eraser, Queen of the South).

Saturday March 24, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 213AB

8:00pm

Words Create Worlds: Lessons from a Storyteller
Aspiring and current writers will want to take part in this interactive workshop to ask questions and learn about what it takes to write a book and become a published author. Learn about the writing process from author, singer/songwriter, and advocate James Morris (Sky Bound, Water Tower, Surface, Vans Warped Tour) as he shares the challenges and excitement that come with creating new worlds. He will discuss the art of storytelling and share valuable tips, tricks, and organizational skills to help get you started and keep going. Be sure to bring your questions.

Saturday March 24, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 210
 
Sunday, March 25
 

10:00am

The Ultimate Guide to Constructing Your Favorite Sci-Fi Universe
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 23, 11:52PM
Aliens, super-powered private eyes, blade runners and paranormal beings take shape into your most beloved characters on the big and small screen. From styling undercover superheroes to composing the latest shoot-outs, award-winning panelists will provide you with an exciting inside look to how they were able to create your favorite sci-fi projects. Featuring composer Mac Quayle (Mr. Robot, American Horror Story), production designer Barry Robison (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader), composer Mac Quayle (Mr. Robot, American Horror Story), costume designer Elisabeth Vastola (Jessica Jones, Daredevil), composer Matthew Carl Earl (Arena of Valor), writer Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim: Uprising, Jurassic World 3), and audio director Richard Ludlow (Arena of Valor, Blade Runner Revelations). Panel moderated by content producers Chris Villain and Dre Ronayne.

Sunday March 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 207

11:00am

GeekED: Caring for the Nerd Mind
Teachers, administrators, and student affairs professionals are increasingly called upon to respond to a variety of mental health concerns across the education landscape. This panel of educators and mental health experts, including Dr. Andrea Letamendi (UCLA, The Arkham Sessions podcast), Dr. Brent Crandal (Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego), Alfred Day (UC Berkeley), Adrian Perdue (UCLA), and Brian MacDonald (UCLA), share how they have applied their passion for fandom and the lessons they have learned from superheroes to develop new best practices for promoting mental health in schools and on campuses.

Sunday March 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 209

11:00am

The Writers Coffeehouse at WonderCon
The Writers Coffeehouse is a bunch of writers sitting around talking about writing. No agendas, no requirements'just chat about markets, about pitching and selling, about conquering frustration and defeating writer's block, and about all of the good things that come from the community of writers. Led by author Peter Clines (Paradox Bound, The Fold, the Ex-Heroes series, numerous short stories, and countless articles on the film and television industry), this program focuses on the business of prose publishing. It's open to everyone–from absolute beginners to award winners and bestsellers. Just show up, hang out, and talk. Or don't talk–lurk in the back and take notes.

Sunday March 25, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Room 204C

11:30am

Comics Arts Conference Session #7: Countercultures
Jennifer Henriquez (California State University–Dominguez Hills) explores how King and Hernandez's Vision emphasizes the underlying problems nondominant race groups face in integrating and upholding class structures that do not address social, civil, and economic disadvantages common to marginalized groups. Brenda Bran (California State University, Dominguez Hills) looks at Rivera and Quinones's America, examining how America disrupts the dominant white heteronormative narratives pervasive in both canonical literature and the comic industry. Salvatore Russo (Long Beach City College) argues that, despite being separated through medium and culture, Superman in Kesel and Ordway's World Without Superman and All Might in Korikoshi and Cook's My Hero Academia allow readers to explore and dispel myths associated with marginalization. Terri Fleming-Dright (California State University, Dominguez Hills) argues that the character of Amanda Waller in DC Bombshells reinforces stereotypes and tropes that surround African American women, despite being presented as a counter-narrative because of her position as the leader of the Bombshells.

Sunday March 25, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 210

12:00pm

CBLDF: Social Consciousness in EC Comics
The untold story of comics' original social justice crusaders! From 1950 to 1955, the young creators of EC Comics changed the face of the medium, injecting new heights of craft, storytelling, and artistry into comics. In titles like Tales from the Crypt, Weird Fantasy, MAD, and Shock SuspenStories, EC addressed civil rights, the injustices of war, gender fluidity, vegetarianism, and other vital topics. Discover how EC's unprecedented social consciousness changed comics.

Sunday March 25, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 211

12:00pm

The Iron Giant - the making of an animation masterpiece
Supervising animator Stephan Franck takes you behind the scenes, sharing his personal learning experience working on The Iron Giant and answering all questions about the making of the beloved animated classic.

Sunday March 25, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
North 200A

1:00pm

Career Paths into Game Development
Kate Edwards (executive director of Take This, former exec. director of the International Game Developers Association)moderates a panel of veteran game industry professionals about what it takes to launch a career in game development. They will discuss the various potential paths into the industry and share insights, anecdotes, and advice about their own experiences.

Sunday March 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 207

1:00pm

Reimagined for TV: Writing Shows Based on Popular IP
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 22, 10:44PM
From books to comics and movies, it seems all your favorite TV shows are based on existing properties—but these adaptations pose their own set of challenges. Alex Freedman & Nick Watson (Paper Team) bring an all-star panel of writers, producers, and executives to discuss adapting IPs to the small screen. Panelists include: Michael R. Perry (Altered Carbon, The Dead Zone), Ray Utarnachitt (DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Person of Interest), Kai Yu Wu (The Flash, Hannibal), Britta Lundin (Riverdale), and Colleen McAllister (My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop).

Sunday March 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 209

2:00pm

How To Create Your Own Novel: From the First Idea to Publishing and What You Need To Sell Your Work to TV and Film
The Winner Twins, Brittany and Brianna, multiple award-winning and national bestselling science fiction authors known for their popular Strand series, explain how to create your own novel step by step, from building your universe to overcoming writer's block to the different paths to publishing. The twins, who are on staff at UCLA, have taught their unique creative writing method to hundreds of thousands of convention attendees, teachers, and students across the country. They will be joined by Todd McCaffrey (New York Times bestselling author, Dragon Riders of Pern) and Steven Sears (writer and producer, Xena: Warrior Princess, The A Team, Father Dowling Mysteries, Swamp Thing), plus other panelists to be announced. This panel will be in loving memory of Richard Hatch, a friend, teacher, and inspiration to all.

Sunday March 25, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 300B

2:00pm

Comics Arts Conference Session #9: Comics and History
How have comic books influenced and been influenced by their historical context? Sydney Heifler (The University of Oxford) argues that 1950s romance comics reflected normative, anti-feminist, and societal stereotypes and expectations of the Cold War era as espoused by the white male writers, becoming anti-feminist tools to teach women about their roles in society. Christopher Sperandio (Rice University) discusses a new museum exhibition that presents the art of Mexican comics in the context of other global comic book trends of the time, in particular the nearly forgotten "micro-comic." Kathleen McClancy (Texas State University) examines how Jones and Rich's Lady Killer is emblematic of the ways in which comics as a medium can challenge the ideological uses of nostalgia through its refusal to engage in the reification of history.

Sunday March 25, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 210

3:30pm

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
Room 210