We’ve gone over the WonderCon 2015 programming schedule quite a few times now, and with the convention swiftly approaching, we wanted to give you a glimpse at what we are excited to see! We’ll break it down day by day for you starting with Friday. Head to the WonderCon 2015 Programming page to check out the full list once you’ve finished with our highlights!

Friday, April 3rd

Body Confidence and Positivity in Cosplay

Ivy Doomkitty (SyFy’s Heroes of Cosplay, international cosplayer), Chrissy Lynn(cosplayer/makeup artist), Kimi Hughes (Golden Lasso Cosplay/Nerdstrong Gym coach), andPoison Scarlett Cosplay discuss body image and confidence in oneself, self-worth, and how to stay positive in the community when faced with negative people or negative comments on social media. (12:00pm – 1:00pm Elite Ballroom, Lobby, Anaheim Marriott Hotel)

Class of 1985: The Greatest Geek Movies of ’85: Don’t You Forget About Us

Moderator Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood) discusses the great geek year of 1985 as we go back to the future with such films as Back to the Future, Lifeforce, The Breakfast Club, The Goonies, Clue,Legend, Lifeforce, Rocky IV, Brazil, Commando, Weird Science, Silverado, Fletch, A View to a Kill,Cocoon, Witness, Return to Oz, Re-Animator, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Fright Night, Real Genius,Subway, After Hours, Ladyhawke, Enemy Mine, and, yes, Robert Burnett, just for you: To Live & Die In L.A. And for good measure, you’ll discover a new type of martial arts-Gymkata-and prove to Virginia there really is a Santa Claus: The Movie. Enrolling in the brunch club are rocking RobertMeyer Burnett (Free Enterprise), super Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels), ass-kicking Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X: Men: First Class), dashing Daren Dochterman, gymkataspert Steve Kriozere, and newbie Nikki Griffin (Fast & The Furious 3, Femme Fatales). Charge it to the Underhills! (3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 207)

2015: Greatest Geek Year Ever?

Could 2015 be the greatest geek year ever? This panel of geeksperts salivate with excitement and have their midichlorian count awakened with Star Wars: Episode Seven, get back into Bondage for SPECTRE, get ready to pick up the hammer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, unearth Jurassic World, and will be back for Terminator: Genisys. These special executives for coolness, titillation, retorts, and excitement join forces to ponder whether 2015 will be a new benchmark for sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, and horror, or a bust. Panelists include savvy Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), erudite Edward Gross (The 50 Year Mission), rocking Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise, The Hils Run Red), scintillating Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels), ass-kicking Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X: Men: First Class, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers), dashing Daren Dochterman(Chronicles of Riddick, Real Steel), and newbie Nikki Griffin (Fast & The Furious 3, Femme Fatales). (5:00pm – 6:00pm Room 300AB)

Surviving The Walking Dead: Understanding Behavior in a World Without Rules

 In The Walking Dead, ethical lines are crossed and taboos broken as survivors adapt to a new way of life. But what drives the living to do terrible things, and how far will they go? Why do the atrocities committed by The Governor and The Hunters attract followers? Did society’s breakdown break Morgan’s psyche? Does Abraham’s traumatic past direct his “mission?” How does Rick remain sane? Is he immune to the “insanity?” Join forensic psychiatrists H. Eric Bender, M.D., Praveen R. Kambam, M.D., and Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., of Broadcast Thought, as well as special guest Michael Cudlitz (Abraham Ford on AMC’s The Walking Dead) as they analyze the minds of heroes and villains of The Walking Dead. In a world of walkers, is humanity a liability? Learn how some rise above the mayhem while others fall into the depths of derangement where walkers prey on the living, the living prey on each other, and everyone prays that they survive! (7:00pm – 8:00pm Room 207)
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