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Friday, March 23
 

5:00pm

Webcomics Advocates: The Webcomics Gathering
Webcomics Advocates co-founder Brendan Creecy (Brax the Alien Rocker) and webcomic creators Patrick Scullin (Super Siblings), Eddie DeAngelini (Collectors), Ambrose Quintanilla (Gopher-It Comics), Madeleine Holly-Rising (Boston Metaphysical Society), and moderator Josh Forbes (director, Contracted 2) celebrate and discuss the exciting world of webcomics, They will also give any webcomic creators in the audience 30 seconds to promote their comic to the crowd.

Friday March 23, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 213CD

6:30pm

The Golden Age of Tabletop
Board games have come a long way since Monopoly, Jenga, and Sorry, and with the popularity of Kickstarter anybody can publish their own game. Will Pasquin (head of gaming, High Voltage), John D. Clair (game designer, Edge of Darkness), Brian Henk (president, Overworld Games), Ross Thompson (games marketing & events manager, IDW Games), Becca Scott (co-host, Geek & Sundry’s Game The Game), and Peter Vaughan (director of development at Breaking Games) discuss this growing community and tabletop trends, and they answer your questions about designing your own game or creating a community to help everyone play more games.

Friday March 23, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 213AB

8:00pm

Film Threat's Mega-Movie War 201 8
Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ready Player One, Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Aquaman, and more will be debated at this gathering of a veritable "Jedi Council" of movie geeks. Anthony Ray Bench (Film Threat), Charles de Lauzirika (Blade Runner: The Final Cut), Cliff Stephenson (Hannibal), and Dante James (Film Threat) among others engage in a raucous discussion moderated by Film Threat editor Chris Gore. They'll choose the winners and losers of 2018 's biggest movies.

Friday March 23, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 207

8:00pm

VRV Industry Panel
VRV will be talking about their streaming service and all the hottest upcoming shows.

Friday March 23, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 211
 
Saturday, March 24
 

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

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
Room 300B

11:00am

SuperheroIRL! Join the Real-Life Justice League
UPDATED: Tue, Mar 20, 06:31PM
Captain America knocked out Hitler, and @SuperheroIRL is knocking out bullying, racism, misogyny, LGBTQ bullying, and cyberbullying. Join this rally on empowerment & strategies to end injustice from bad school memories through relationships, workplace bullying & more. Featuring Joe Gatto (Impractical Jokers), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), showrunner Geoff Thorne (Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest), Aliza Pearl (Nerdist), Mark Altman (The Librarians), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy), Vanèe Matsalia (Black Girl Nerds), Brandon Matsalia (curriculum creator), Jo Garfein (Cancer Gets Lost), Deric Hughes (The Flash), Erin Maher (Freakish), Kay Reindl (Freakish), and David Avallone (Love Is Love). Hosted by Pop Culture Hero Coalition Founder Chase Masterson (Big Finish: Vienna). Come join the real-life Justice League! "From now on, Comic-Con attendees will come for cosplay, entertainment, freebies, autographs -- and healing.” CNN

Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 207

12:00pm

#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
Room 213CD

12:00pm

Crackle, a Sony Network: SuperMansion
The SuperMansion team discusses the upcoming season of Crackle’s original Emmy-nominated stop-motion animated adult comedy series from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Robot Chicken). Get the scoop on how the hit series comes to life. Season three voice-over stars include Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), Heidi Gardner (SNL), Tucker Gilmore (Frozen), and Zeb Wells (The Amazing Spider-Man, Robot Chicken).

Saturday March 24, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
North 200A

12:00pm

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
Room 300B

1:00pm

Geek & Sundry: Sagas of Sundry
Darin De Paul (Overwatch, World of Warcraft) will explore why fans are so captivated by Geek & Sundry's latest hit horror RPG show Sagas of Sundry. Cast members Matthew Mercer (Critical Role, Sagas of Sundry), Ivan Van Norman (International Tabletop day host, Sagas of Sundry), Marisha Ray (Critical Role, Geek & Sundry creative director), Satine Phoenix (Sagas of Sundry, GM Tips), Amy Vorpahl (Sagas of Sundry), and Xander Jeanneret (King of the Nerds, Sagas of Sundry) will delve into the heart-wrenching and harrowing experiences their characters endured in the adventure, where their actions were determined by making a pull from the "Dread Tower." An audience Q&A to follow where fans must pull a piece of the Dread Tower and see their fate before they ask a question of the panel!

Saturday March 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 300B

1:50pm

A First Look at Netflix's Lost In Space
Lost in Space is a Netflix Original dramatic and modern reimagining of the classic 1960s science fiction series. See a screening of the first episode, followed by a discussion with Zack Estrin (showrunner) and cast members including Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Parker Posey, and more.

Saturday March 24, 2018 1:50pm - 3:20pm
Arena

2:00pm

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
Room 300B

3:00pm

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
Room 300B

4:00pm

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
Room 300B

5:00pm

Inside Impulse: YouTube Red's Thrilling New Series
Executive producer Doug Liman (Bourne Identity, Live. Die. Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow), along with producers and cast, discuss the upcoming YouTube Red Original series Impulse, in which a teenage girl longing to escape her small town discovers an extraordinary ability to teleport.

Saturday March 24, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
North 200A

6:00pm

ScreenJunkies: The Truth Behind Honest Trailers PLUS Movie Fights!
The ScreenJunkies team answer your questions about the Emmy-nominated series Honest Trailers and premiere a trailer exclusively for WonderCon. Plus, cheer on your favorite fighter in a Movie Fights lightning round where your votes decide the winner. Join ScreenJunkies personalities including Hal Rudnick, Joe Starr, Spencer Gilbert, Dan Murrell, Roth Cornet, and special guests as they keep Hollywood honest! North 200A

Saturday March 24, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
North 200A

6:30pm

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
Room 213AB

7:00pm

A Series of Unfortunate Events Screening hosted by Nathan Fillion
Nathan Fillion introduces a special advanced screening of an all-new episode from season 2 of A Series of Unfortunate Events. Based on the internationally bestselling series of books by Lemony Snicket (a.k.a. Daniel Handler), season 2 of the Netflix original series plunges further into the epic world of this darkly comedic mystery. Starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans —Violet, Klaus, and Sunny—and their extraordinary encounters with the devious Count Olaf. The series is executive produced by Emmy Award winner Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler. Cast members Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith, Patrick Warburton, and K. Todd Freeman return for season 2; additions include Nathan Fillion, Lucy Punch, Tony Hale, Sara Rue, and Roger Bart. Season 2 premieres worldwide on Netflix on Friday, March 30.

Saturday March 24, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
North 200A

7:30pm

Bat in the Sun Presents
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 22, 10:52PM
The makers of the award-winning web series Super Power Beat Down discuss and preview exclusive never-before-seen clips from the upcoming project Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe. Join Aaron Schoenke, Sean Schoenke, Kevin Porter, Michael Rowe, and Derek Theler to get a chance to be a part of a live Q&A.

Saturday March 24, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
North 200B

8:00pm

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
Room 207
 
Sunday, March 25
 

10:30am

Going Crypto: How Digital Coin Technology Is Changing How We Live Our Lives
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 23, 05:04PM
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Dash, LiteCoin... Crypto currency or digital currency or digital coin or blockchain or whatever you want to call it is arguably one of the most talked-about topics in the ether right now. Beyond the speculation of altcoins, tokens, and ICOs, at the heart of it all is an innovative tracking technology that is now also affecting gaming, entertainment, and everyday life. Companies like Gameflip, for example, are using blockchain tech to optimize the way gamers can trade their in-game bounty. Tech companies such as Kodak have entered the market, creating currency and bitcoin mining opportunities. Come find out what is coming down the pike in the world of crypto! From gaming to animation to music to entertainment to lifestyle, this world will never be the same. This panel will feature Sohrob C. Farudi (Fan Controlled Football League), John Blaisure (CEO, Max-D), Eric Mitchell (CEO, Writ Media), Manshu Agarwahl (CEO, Ponder) and moderated by Josh Lawler (Zuber, Lawler and Del Duca)

Sunday March 25, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 300D

11:30am

Talks Machina with the cast of Critical Role
Brian W. Foster (host of Talks Machina) moderates a special episode featuring the cast of Critical Role: Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Laura Bailey, Travis Willingham, Sam Riegel, Liam O'Brien, and Taliesin Jaffe. The cast will dive deep into the adventures of the Critical Role Campaigns and answer your burning questions.

Sunday March 25, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Arena

1:30pm

Total Immersion: AR, VR & Comics
Immerse yourself in the world of comics. Literally. Expected panelists include representatives from MIRA (AR Marvel/ Black Eyed Peas Masters of the Sun), Madefire (Marvel & Magic Leap), and Square Enix (VR).

Sunday March 25, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 300D