You’re here, you’re checked into your hotel, and look at you- you’ve even got your badge already. But now, do you know what panels you may want to attend today? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with some suggestions!

The Composers: Today’s Greatest Superheros of Music

This panel of composer superheroes discuss creating the music that helps bring Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Disney movies and TV series to life. Scheduled to appear on the panel are Brian Tyler (Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel’s Iron Man 3), Tyler Bates (Marvel’sGuardians of the Galaxy ), John Debney (Marvel’s Iron Man 2, The Jungle Book), and Kevin Kiner (Star Wars Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels).

12:30pm – 1:30pm Room 515B

TeeFury: Pop Fandom as Artistic Inspiration

Tom Hodges (comic artist and illustrator),“Artist Abe” Lopez (artist and illustrator),Joey “Joebot” Spiotto (Alien Next Door, Storytime Gallery 1988), Danny Haas(designer and illustrator), John “Captain Ribman” Sprengelmeyer (award-winning illustrator, syndicated cartoonist), Pauline Acalin (pixel artist, 72 Pins), and Jason “JangoSnow” Wong (graphic designer and illustrator) discuss tapping into your favorite fandoms for inspiration, how pop culture has influenced the course of their work, and the rise of pop-parody apparel culture. Moderated by Tom Kurzanski (art director for TeeFury).

1:00pm – 2:00pm Room 502B

Disney-ABC Storytelling: What’s Your Medium

What do Marvel’s The Avengers, Disney XD’s Avengers Assemble, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D show about storytelling? They demonstrate that the tale of Earth’s mightiest heroes can be told through different mediums. Disney-ABC executives discuss storytelling in an ever-evolving creative landscape through live-action television, animation, and the digital space, along with the skill sets, trends, and challenges.

2:30pm – 3:30pm Room 152

Cosplay Makeup 101

This panel covers what it takes to perfect your cosplay by having great makeup to go with it. It will cover beauty makeup, appliance application, special fx makeup, sculpting, molding, casting, and wig styling. The panelists include Dawnielle Banks (Makeup By Siryn, Batgirl Spoiled lead makeup designer), Ashley Troub (Ghost Hunters, winning look SDCC Her Universe Fashion Show), Kelton Ching (SDCC 2014 Apocalypse makeup demo, Blizzcon 2015 4th place winner), and Chrissy Lynn (Super Power Beat Down’s Darth Maul, League of Steam’s White Wolf), who have honed their craft in the makeup, film, television, and cosplay photography worlds. They will answer your questions about makeup to match your costuming and cosplay, as well as offer tips and tools of the trade to use. Moderated by cosplayer Mac Beauvais(Monstrous Makeup Manuals 1&2 model, actress in The Gloaming).

3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 502B

Hitmakers: From Script to Screen

Meet the masterminds behind some of TV’s most beloved characters, from the modern-day crime-solving duo Holmes and Watson, to Brian Finch who uses the brain boosting powers of NZT to solve complex cases for the FBI, to a team of brilliant misfits who use their smarts to solve the nation’s crises. Robert Doherty(Elementary), Craig Sweeny (Limitless), Nick Santora (Scorpion), and Nicholas Wootton (Scorpion) tease what’s ahead for your favorite characters.

3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 408AB

Bob’s Burgers

The always-entertaining cast and creators behind Bob’s Burgers bring their Emmy Award-winning animated series to WonderCon for an unforgettable panel! Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard and the hilarious cast, including Kristen Schaal, John Roberts, and Larry Murphy, will entertain with a Q&A panel discussion featuring never-before-seen footage and a behind-the-scenes look at the series as they get ready to celebrate the 100th episode of Bob’s Burgers, airing on FOX this May.

4:00pm – 5:00pm Room 408AB

Ratchet and Clank

Gramercy Pictures presents a first look at this animated feature based on the classic video game, directed by Kevin Munroe (TMNT). Also appearing on stage will be Bella Thorne (voice of Cora), James Arnold Taylor (voice of Ratchet), David Kaye (voice of Clank) and producer Brad Foxhoven. Moderated by Tiffany Smith (host of Fandango’s Movie3Some series).

4:00pm – 5:00pm Room 151

Streaming Success: Behind the Scenes of Your Favorite Binge-Worthy Shows

Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon have exprienced a rapid ascent through their innovative original content. If you want to know what goes into making such unique and successful content, come and hear it from the creative professionals themselves. Join SHADE VFX’s David Van Dyke (Jessica Jones, Daredevil), composer Sean Callery(Jessica Jones), composer James S. Levine (Bloodline Season 2), costume designerStephanie Maslansky (Jessica Jones, Luke Cage), costume designer Roland Sanchez(11.22.63), production designer Catherine Smith (Transparent), and production designer Drew Boughton (The Man in the High Castle, Hemlock Grove) as they discuss their contributions to some of the most successful original series on our favorite streaming services! Moderated by Janina Gavankar (Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday, The League) and digital artist and filmmaker Gabriel Valenciano (VMA nominee for Beyonce’s 7/11).

5:30pm – 6:30pm Room 515B

The Psychology of the Marvel TV Universe

They’re heroes from different eras. They operate in different parts of the world, not to mention occasionally different dimensions! And they fight different villains, sometimes reluctantly. Yet, they’re all very much connected through the same universe and many of the same experiences, including trauma, adversity, and self-discovery. Writers D. J. Doyle (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Jose Molina and Lindsey Allen(Agent Carter), Scott Reynolds (Jessica Jones) and Christos Gage (Daredevil) join Dr.Andrea Letamendi (The Arkham Sessions) to explore the dramatic psychology of the Marvel TV Universe. Moderated by Brian Ward (The Arkham Sessions).

6:00pm – 7:00pm Room 502B

Rise of the TV Musical

Have you noticed the rise of popularity with musical episodes and musical live broadcasts on television? Anne Cecere of BMI and Chandler Poling of White Bear PR explore this growing fad with some of the music industry’s leading composers and creatives in a lively discussion of how to bring that Broadway feeling to the small screen. Panelists include composer Christopher Lennertz (Galavant), composer and songwriter Gabriel Mann (School of Rock), director Jeffrey Hornaday (Teen Beach movie), VP of event series on FOX Rachel Rusch (Grease Live!), and VP of music & soundtracks at Disney Channel Steven Vincent (High School Musical).

6:30pm – 7:30pm Room 515B

Props and Weapons: Supersize It!

Learn how to make props and weapons that are larger than life without breaking your back at conventions. Veteran prop builder Mike Syfritt of Mad Propps will demonstrate how to make an oversized Harley Quinn hammer that weighs less than 5 pounds. A finished Harley hammer will be given away to one lucky winner at the end of the panel, so make sure to stay to the end!

8:00pm – 9:00pm Room 411

WonderCourt: The Trial of Ben Grimm

It’s prosecutin’ time! The Thing will be put on trial by two funny comics fans, Alex Firer (Onion News Network) and Mike Levine (The Onion). Is his character dumb as rocks or the most fantastic? Honorable judges Jon Schnepp (The Death of Superman Lives) Jeff Loveness (Marvel’s Groot), and Ify Nwadiwe (@midnight) preside over WonderCourt! Which characters will appear as “surprise witnesses?” WonderCon’s geek comedy courtroom is now in session with Baliff Joan Ford (Funny or Die). Presented by comedy press The Devastator.

8:00pm – 9:00pm Room 502B


One of these Nerds doing Stuff. Can be found drinking cider on the weekends, and attempting to sing any Disney song in his brain that he can come up with in the shower. Thinks albums sound better on vinyl. Collector of useless trivia and references. Puns a plenty.

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