#WonderCon Sci-Fi Superhero Action Adventure Fan Fest

01Apr10

WonderCon is here!  WonderCon is here! and with it all the sci-fi superhero, action adventure, fantasy comic animation, games and film fun one could wish for.  From Friday, April 2 through Sunday, April 4, San Francisco is overrun with Hollywood blockbuster sneak peeks, cast and crew meet and greets, photo ops with iconic characters, fan fiction, iPad opining, recruiting, workshops, game night and the best shopping around for graphic novels, toys and tees.  Big stars including Nicolas Cage, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jerry Bruckheimer, Milla Jovovich, R2D2 and lots of surprises, giveaways and prizes.  So much to do, so little time, here’s just a sample of the offerings:

F 4/2
12:15-1:30, 236/8, Speed Dating for Writers & Artists
12:30-1:30, 104, Ethan Van Sciver, DC Comic cover artist
*12:30-1:30, 220, Battlestar Galatica, Caprica, Richard Hatch
1-2, 103, Gaia Online, 103
* 1:30-2:30, 220, Book of Eli:  From Script to Screen w Gary Whitta, 220
1:30-2:30, 236/8, Composing for Sci-Fi Film & TV – Wnedy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Jim Dolley, Jeremy Zuckerman, Ben Wynn
2-3, 103, Dark Horse Comics
2:30-3:30, 104, Kubert School
*2:30-3:30, 220, Geek Cafe:  State of Sci-Fi
2:30-3:30, 236/8, Return to Jurassic Park
3:30-4:30, 104, How to Pitch a Cartoon w Mike Gray, Nicktoons
3:30-4:30, 236/8, Colleen Doran
*3:45-4:30, Esplanade, WB V screening, cast and crew surprises
4-5, 103, DC Nation w senior story editor Ian Sattler
4-5, 204/6, Superwomen
4-5, 232/4, Steve Englehart
*4:30-5:30, 104, Michael Chiklis on his debut comic, Pantheon
4:30-5:30, 220, Princess and the Frog art
4:30-5:30, 236/8, Random House How to Defeat Your Own Clone
4:30-5:15, Esplanade, WB screening Fringe
5-6, 103, Capcom 2010 lineup and surprises
5:15-6, Esplanade, WB Human Target screening
5:30-6:30, 220, IDW
5:30-6:30, 236/8, Halo-8 art and cinema collide, giveaways
*6-7, 103, Nickelodeon Animation Studio Panel CG Team Eric Swanborg, Rusty Tracey, Jason Stiff, Jim Schumann, Randy Dormans, Freddie Vaziri, Dean Hoff
6-7, 204/6, Digital Painting
6-7, 232/4, Indie Sci-Fi w DJ Bad Vegan..
*6-8, Esplanade, Q&A with Filmmaker Kevin Smith
6:30-7:30, 220, Warp Graphics
7-12, Marriott Marquis Club Room 4FL, Night Games
7-1, Marriott Marquis rm 3056, Hospitality Suite
*7:30, Resident Evil 3D trailer w Ali Larter, Paul WS Anderson, invite only
8, Cartoon Art Museum party
*8:30-10, 103, Star Wars Fan Fiction w Mary Franklin, Lucasfilm, giveaways

Sa 4/3
9:30/10-12, 300, press only HT, PP, SA
11-12, 232/4, Murphy Anderson
*11-12, Esplanade, Happy Town screening, cast and crew Q&A w Geoff Stults, Amy Acker, MC Gainey, Josh Applebaum, Andre Nemec, Scott Rosenberg
12-1, 104, Art of Storyboarding with Dreamworks, Lucasfilm, Pixar
12-1, 232/4, Creators’ Rights
*12-1:45, Esplanade, Prince of Persia, Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Toy Story 3 cast and crew screening w Nicolas Cage, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jerry Bruckheimer, Mike Newell, Jordan Mechner, Jy Baruchel, Teresa Palmer, Lee Unkrich
12:30-1:30, 236/8, Tim Powers
12:30-1:30, TBA, press only RE
1-2, 104, Frank Cho
1:30-2:30, 103, David Finch
1:30-2:30, 236/8, Peter S Beagle
1:30/2, 300, press only TS3

*1:45, Esplanade, Resident Evil: Afterlife cast & crew screening w Milla Jovovich
*2:15-4, Espanade, WB cast and crew Q&A
2:30-3:30, 103, Marvel: X-Men
2:30-3:30, 236/8, Star Trek
3-4, 104, Adam Hughes
3-4, 232/4, Gail Simone
3-4, 204/6, Psychology of Superheroes
*3-4, 220, Galaxy Quest! Never give up, never surrender
3:30, 103, Activision Spider-Man
4-5, 104, Joe and Adam Kubert
4-5, 204/6, Michael Lovitz, Trademark and Copyright Comic Book
4-5, 220, Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti
4-4:30, Esplanade, trailers
4:30-5:30, Esplanade, Lionsgate Kick-Ass cast and crew screening w Jane Goldman, Mark Millar, John Romita Jr.
*4:30-5:30, 103, Inside Star Wars Clone Wars w Dave Filoni, Lucasfilm
*4:30-5:30, 236/8, Writing for TV w Spiro Skentzos of George Lopez
5-6, 104, Oni Press
5-6, 220, Darwyn Cooke
5-6, 232/4, Indie Jones Archaeology
5:30-6:30, 103, Green Lantern
5:30-7, 236/8, Video Game Design
6-7, 104, Adult Swim’s Radical Axis w Scott Fry, Craig Hartin, Todd Redner, Matt Maiellaro
6-7, 204/6, BodyCasting, Cloning your friends
6-7, 220, Star Trek fan panel
6-7, 232/4, Comic journalism
*6:30-7:40, 7:45-8:55, 103, BBC Dr. Who
7-12, Marriott Marquis Club Room 4FL, Night Games
7-1, Marriott Marquis rm 3056, Hospitality Suite
8:30-11, Esplanade, WonderCon Masquerade party, prizes

Su 4/4
11:15-12:30, 232/4, From Fan to Creator w Douglas Neff
11:30-12:30, 104, Zombie Survival Guide with Max Brooks
11:30-12:30, 204/6, Kids Draw Star Wars w Bonnie Burton, Lucasfilm
11:45/12, 300, press event HT/C
12:30-1:30, 104, James Robinson
12:30-1:30, 220, Emily the Strange
1-2, 103, From Page to Screen w Peter S Beagle, Jimmy Palmiotti, Tim Powers, Greg Rucka
*1:15-2:30, Esplanade, Human Target cast and crew screening w Jonathan Steinberg, Mark Valley, Jackie Earle Haley
1:30-2:30, 220, Droidbuilding
2-3, 232/4, TV Horror Hosting w Cinema Insomnia..
*2:30-3:30, Esplanade, Chuck cast and crew screening w Josh Schwartz, Chris Fedak, Zachary Levi, Adam Baldwin Joshua Gomez
2:30-3:30, 104, Nickelodeon Sneak Peeks – SpongeBob, Penguins..
2:30-4, 214, Lucas Licensing Portfolio Review
3-4, 232/4, Kid Comics w Viz Kids Traci Todd and Eric Wight
3:30-5, 103, Starship Smackdown
3:30-4, 104, From Media to Comics
3:30-4:30, 236/8, Archaia giveaways
4-5, Esplanade,
Buffy the Musical

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