You made it through Friday! How are your feet holding up? Oh come on, you have Saturday to get through now! Here’s a few selections that you can find your way to this Saturday of WonderCon!

Wayward Pines

Join star Jason Patric (Rush, Sleepers) and Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, Amistad) and executive producers M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, The Visit), Donald De Line (Green Lantern, The Italian Job), Ashwin Rajan (Devil, The Visit), and international bestselling author/executive producer Blake Crouch, for a sneak peek at the second chapter of this psychological thriller events series. Season two picks up with the residents of Wayward Pines battling against the iron-fisted rule of the First Generation. Jason Patric portrays Dr. Theo Yedlin, a new resident of Wayward Pines, who awakens from suspended animation and finds himself in the middle of this rebellion as he tries to understand what Wayward Pines really is and help preserve the endangered human race. Hounsou portrays CJ Mitchum, an original resident and a historian for the town with extensive knowledge of its complex origins, and the one person who can provide a unique bridge between the current world of Wayward Pines and the previous world that humans inhabited. Produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television, Wayward Pines returns to FOX this summer. Screening to be followed by a panel discussion and fan Q&A.

12:00pm – 1:00pm Room 408AB

Universal Studios Hollywood: The Walking Dead Attraction

John Murdy (creative director), Don Burgess (show producer) and Chris Williams(art director/production designer) go behind the scenes with a sneak peek at the all-new, upcoming The Walking Dead Attraction. Q&A session moderated by John Murdy.

1:00pm – 2:00pm Room 515A

Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion’s Con Man Comics series: Spectrum!

Alan Tudyk‘s dream show based on his global convention experiences seemed impossible with the compromises Hollywood demanded. Instead, he went directly to fans; over 46,000 responded with a record-breaking $3.2 million raised on Indiegogo;Con Man was officially born. With season 1 a smash hit on Vimeo and season 2 in the works, this panel will talk Con Man and the crazy ride that made his dream project a reality. From the series, to the video game, to the Spectrum comic released on Free Comic Book Day, this is the year of the Con Man! Join Alan Tudyk, P. J. Haarsma, and Shannon Eric Denton for a Con panel like no other!
1:15pm – 2:15pm Microsoft Theater

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Join executive producer and Marvel’s head of television, Jeph Loeb, as well as the cast and creators of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for their first WonderCon panel as a cast! Get a sneak peek at a new episode from season 3 and find out what’s ahead for the team this season from the cast and producers!

2:00pm – 3:30pm Room 408AB

Millennium Falcon, X-Wings, and TIE Fighters: Creating the VFX for The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens VFX supervisor Roger Guyett, HALON Entertainment’s Brad Alexander (pre-visualization supervisor), and A. J. Briones (post-visualization supervisor) will take you inside the creation of one of Episode VII’s unforgettable fight scenes from concept and shooting to final VFX; including behind-the-scenes material. They will also discuss the creative process and what it means to bring Star Wars to life for a new generation.
2:30pm – 3:30pm Room 152

I’m in the Nerd Business

How do you create and sustain a business that caters to the geek lifestyle without exploiting the very people to whom you provide services? Join this panel of entrepreneurs, whose traditional businesses cater to a predominantly nerdy or geeky clientele. Panelists Matthew Arevalo (Loot Crate), Donna Ricci (Geeky Teas, formerly Clockwork Couture), Janelle Badali (Badali Jewelry), and David Nett(Nerdstrong Gym) discuss how these businesses started, and how they sustain their service to their clientele in the face of mass-market exploitation of geekdom. How do you compete with the giant corporate conglomerates that have suddenly discovered the geek marketplace? How do you sell goods and market services to a community seeking authenticity, without falling into the trap of pandering or gimmicks? Moderated by Brian Ward (The Arkham Sessions, Shout! Factory).
3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 502B

TV Guide Magazine’s Fan Favorites Showrunners

TV Guide Magazine returns to WonderCon with an all-star panel of TV’s hottest showrunners. Moderated by TV Guide Magazine/TVInsider.com chief content officer Michael Schneider, the session brings together top producers for a look behind the scenes of your favorite shows. Panelists (subject to change) include: Ali Adler(Supergirl), Craig DiGregorio (Ash vs. Evil Dead), Scott M. Gimple (The Walking Dead),Damon Lindelof (The Leftovers), Melissa Rosenberg (Marvel’s Jessica Jones) and Paul Scheer (Party Over Here).

3:30pm – 4:30pm Room 408AB

World Premiere and Q&A: The Giant’s Dream

From hundreds of hours of archival footage and myriad modern-day interviews comes a documentary that puts an in-depth spotlight on the beloved 1999 animated film The Iron Giant. Director Brad Bird (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, The Incredibles, Ratatouille) and documentary director Anthony Giacchino will lead a discussion following the premiere screening of an insightful and fascinating documentary that examines the intricate, behind-the-scenes details of the creative process in bringing this critically acclaimed film to the big screen.
5:30pm – 7:00pm Room 403AB
Inside the Writers’ Room: Pilots, Production and Post, Oh My
If writer’s rooms were like superhero teams, this panel combines the Justice League and The Avengers for an all-star insider look at your favorite TV series. Some of the scribes behind today’s hottest genre shows share their candid thoughts on how to sell, write and rewrite the series you love (and sometimes loathe). Find out the deep, dark secrets (and low-calorie snacks) of the writers’ room, and learn why network executives actually care about what you write on message boards. Panelists includeGabrielle Stanton (The Flash, Haven, The Vampire Diaries), Amy Berg (Counterpart,Da Vinci’s Demons, Eureka), Jose Molina (Agent Carter, Firefly, Sleepy Hollow), Ashley E. Miller (Black Sails, Fringe, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Sarah Watson(Parenthood, The Middleman), Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels, Guardians of the Galaxy TV, The Clone Wars), and moderator Mark A. Altman (The Librarians, Agent X, Castle).
6:00pm – 7:00pm Room 151

Orphan Black: BBC America

The men on Orphan Black take over WonderCon to reveal exclusive new footage from the upcoming fourth season of BBC America’s award-winning original drama. Co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett are joined by stars Jordan Gavaris(Felix), Kristian Bruun (Donnie), and Kevin Hanchard (Detective Art Bell) for a closer look at what’s to come in the new season, with never-before-seen footage and a Q&A session. The highly anticipated premiere is on a new night and time, Thursday, April 14 at 10/9c.
6:30pm – 7:30pm Room 408AB

Game of Thrones Psychology: Insight Is Coming

In George R. R. Martin’s fantasy world, where almost everyone fights for power over the realm or simply over their own lives, how do love and hate, good and evil, need and greed, altruism and narcissism drive the very best and the very worst human behavior? Join the knights of the psych table as they diagnose characters, explore all these questions, and more. Psychologists Travis Langley (Game of Thrones Psychology; Batman and Psychology), Janina Scarlet (The Walking Dead Psychology; Superhero Psychology), and Erin Currie (MyPsychgeek; Doctor Who Psychology) come together with Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia; Star Wars Psychology), Kieran Dickson(Outer Places), Matt Munson (The Project Workbench; Star Trek Psychology) and Kyle Maddock (A Podcast of Ice and Fire). What kind of person can even survive the game of thrones, much less hope to win?
7:30pm – 8:30pm Room 515B
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