Who's Where at WonderCon

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MARVEL

This week, Marvel heads to Wondercon! Marvel (Booth #201), along with the hottest creators in the industry, bring fans all that they’ve been craving and more! Over the course of the three day event, Marvel is bringing the fan service with giveaways, signings, and the fan favorite costume contest to make Wondercon an event to remember! Be sure to stop by the Marvel Booth (#201) for your chance to get in on the fun the entire weekend!

And that’s not all because, we have an all-star cast of your favorite Marvel creators who will be at the booth signing all weekend long! Swing by and visit Marvel icons including none other than Jeph Loeb, Mark Waid, Humberto Ramos, Arthur Adams, Gabriel Hardman and more!

Each year, Marvel brings the biggest and best announcements to Wondercon, and this year is no different! Love the Marvel Universe? Can’t wait for Avengers VS. X-Men? Need to know what new books are on the horizion? Well then be sure to check out the great panels we’ve got planned!

Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on the Marvel Events App & events.marvel.com, the best way to get exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!

DC COMICS

WonderCon 2012!

Get your bags packed because DC Entertainment is heading to WonderCon! This year we’ll be attending the show from March 16-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

A lot of amazing stuff has been happening with us and we can’t wait to share the details. If you want the latest on BEFORE WATCHMEN, DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, the DC Nation animation block and Vertigo, come hang out with us at WonderCon! Don’t worry if you can’t make it – all the goings-on will be covered on our website and blogs, so be sure you check in for updates.

If you are going to be at the show, we’re booth #501 and the following guests will be in attendance:

Sergio Aragones, Brian Buccellato, Mike Choi, Shane Davis, Alex Garner, Mick Gray, Viktor Kalvachev, Jim Lee, Dustin Nguyen, Norm Rapmund, Scott Snyder, Ryan Sook (Friday and Saturday only), J. Michael Straczynski, Len Wein, Scott Williams, Marv Wolfman and many more …

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VIZ

- Demo WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA on the iPad and on VIZManga.com! Tell us what you think by completing a special survey at the booth, and be entered to win an new Apple iPad 2!

- Show special – new WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA subscribers get a bonus premium!

- Don’t miss the SHONEN JUMP Fan Meetup on Friday, March 16th, 2:30-3:30PM in Room 208! Meet with Team Jump members Urian Brown and Misaki Kido, and show your love for all things Shonen Jump in the live fan art jam, trivia contest and Q&A session!

- Urian will also be guest moderator at Namco Bandai’s NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM GENERATIONS Panel Sunday March 18th, 4-5PM in Room 207! Production Director of the game, Hiroshi Matsuyama of CyberConnect 2 will be a guest – the panel promises to be filled with all sorts of tidbits about the newly in-stores game!

- Collectible con bag giveaways, and more!

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IDW

IDW is thrilled to announce its jam-packed schedule of events and exclusives forWonderCon 2012, taking place March 16-18, 2012 in Anaheim, CA.  IDW will be located in booth #301. Follow the thunderous echo of triumphant high fives.

This year’s show promises treasures of epic proportions to be unleashed on convention-goers.  Among other delights, IDW is pleased to offer -exclusive editions of two of our most popular Artist’s Editions.  We’ll be offering an exclusive variant of the wildly popular Wally Wood’s EC Stories Artist’s Edition and a very special edition of John Romita’s Amazing Spider-Man Artist’s Edition signed by Romita and Stan Lee and including a sketch by the legendary Romita himself!

In addition to exclusive merchandise, we’ll also have some top-flight talent on hand to ensure and commemorate what is sure to be total convention domination.  Joe Hill will be appearing at our booth and in his very own spotlight panel. Steeped in mystery as thick as his beard, it stands to reason Joe might have some exciting announcements to make.* If one best-seller wasn’t enough to pack the house, we’re also welcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman, who will be providing pizza to anyone with a convention badge*, and 30 Days of Night and Frankenstein, Alive, Alive! creator Steve Niles, who will be taking blood from convention goers, we’re hoping for the Red Cross and not just for fun.

IDW will also be hosting a few panels during the show including IDW Presents: The IDW Panel! with Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall and a murderer’s row of creators and Spotlight on Artist’s Editionswith Special Projects Editor and Lord of Giant Books Scott Dunbier! Any convention goers in search of reality-quaking announcements should consider attendance at these panels mandatory.

Please see the schedules below for detailed signing and panel information as well as a list of the amazing exclusive merchandise that will be flying out of our booth.

*Unsubstantiated claims, rumors, hearsay.


CHECK OUT THESE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES:
Wally Wood’s EC Stories Artist’s Edition: Exclusive Hardcover Variant- $150.00
John Romita’s Amazing Spider-Man: Exclusive Hardcover– Signed by Romita & Stan Lee, with a sketch by Romita! – $250.00
Smoke & Mirrors #1 Convention Variant Cover- $5.00
Locke & Key: Guide to Known Keys Convention Variant Cover- $5.00
Locke & Key Vol. 4: Keys to the Kingdom HC Convention Variant Cover  - $25.00
Road Rage #1 Convention Variant Cover- $5.00
We’ll also have some previous convention-edition material available!
The Art of Joe Jusko:Signed and numbered edition – $50.00
Locke & Key:Assorted brass-plated pewter keys – $25.00 or 5 for $100.00

Parker: The Martini Edition Variant Edition- $75.00
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimate Edition Vol. 1 Variant Edition- $50.00
Monstrous Collection of Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson Variant Edition- $50.00

Friday March 16th
2:00 – 3:00  TRANSFORMERS – Livio Ramondelli, John Barber, Flint Dille, Chris
Metzen
3:00 – 4:00 Smoke & Mirrors – Jon Armstrong, Mike Costa, Ryan Browne
(Check out the Wonder Con Exclusive Comic!)
4:30 – 5:30 Locke & Key, The Cape, Road Rage –Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella,
Chris Ryall
(Check out the Wonder Con Exclusive Comics: Road Rage #1 & Locke & Key: The Guide to Known Keys!)
6:00 – 7:00 30 Days of Night – Steve Niles
(Check out the Exclusive Steve Niles & Bernie Wrightson Hardcover!)

Saturday March 17th
10:00 – 11:00 Smoke & Mirrors – Jon Armstrong, Mike Costa, Ryan Browne
(Check out the Wonder Con Exclusive Comic!)
11:00 – 12:00 Done to Death – Andrew Foley
12:00 – 3:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman
3:00 – 4:00 Locke & Key, The Cape, Road Rage –Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella,
Chris Ryall
(Check out the Wonder Con Exclusive Comics: Road Rage #1 & Locke & Key: The Guide to Known Keys!)
4:00 – 5:00 True Blood – Michael McMillian
5:00 – 6:00 Womanthology Launch Party – Featuring Renae DeLiz, Mariah Huehner & over a dozen other creators!
6:00 – 7:00 Star Trek, Angel – Scott Tipton

Sunday March 18th
12:00 – 1:00 Baja – Ben Wagner
1:00 – 2:00 Locke & Key – Joe Hill
(Focus on Locke & Key Card Game from Cryptozoic!)
2:00 – 3:00 Smoke & Mirrors – Jon Armstrong, Mike Costa, Ryan Browne
(Check out the Wonder Con Exclusive Comic!)

Don’t get chumpatized!  Check out these IDW Panels!

Friday, March 16
12:30–1:30 IDW Presents: THE IDW Panel!
Join Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall, Senior EditorScott Dunbier and Sergeant of Marketing Dirk Wood, as they give out prizes, make announcements and evade questions! Featuring a host of special guests including Scott Tipton, Ben McCool and more! All this, plus the Smoke & Mirrors boys,  Mike Costa and Jon Armstrong, perform live magic! Yes, you read that right!  Room 203

4:30-5:30Spotlight on Renae De Liz—Meet one of the rising stars of the industry! Acclaimed artist andWonderCon special guest Renae De Liz(The Last Unicorn) was building a rabid following even before she masterminded the Kickstarter runaway smash success project Womanthology! Room 203

7:00-8:00 IDW: Spotlight on Artist’s Editions
Join IDW Senior Editor Scott Dunbier for an in-depth discussion of the publisher’s massively successful Artist’s Edition line! Launching in 2009 with Dave Stevens’ Rocketeer, and continuing last year with Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor,  and this year with John Romita’s Amazing Spider-Man, and a host of others, these brilliant tomes have turned the industry on its ear by having their pages scanned directly from the original art! Come hear exciting announcements about upcoming additions to the line!Room 204

Saturday, March 17
11:00-12:00 Womanthology— Get the story behind the hottest Kickstarter project of the year, a graphic novel produced entirely by the top women in the industry! Over 200 creators combined to createWomanthology,  and all profits go to the charities of GlobalGiving.org! Project mastermind Renae De Lizand a host of surprise creators offer sneak peeks, inside tips on how to break into comics, and more!Room 213

1:00-2:00  Spotlight on Joe Hill
Eisner-Award winning creator of Locke & Key, talks about the final chapters of the series, who will be the next person to wear The Cape, IDW’s Road Rage, his next novel (and accompanying comic series), and future projects. His discussion with editor Chris Ryall will be followed by a Q&A and pole-dancing demonstration. Room 213

6:00-7:00Horror in Comics— Whether it in movies, TV shows, books, or comics, everyone loves to be scared. This panel focuses on horror in comics with WonderCon special guests Joe Hill(Locke & Key),Rebekah Isaacs(Angel & Faith), Mike Mignola(Hellboy, B.P.R.D.), Eric Powell(The Goon), and Scott Snyder(American Vampire), as they talk to the not-scary-at-all Mark Waidabout things that go bump in the night in comic books. Room 213

Sunday, March 18
12:30-1:30 Spotlight on Steve Niles—WonderCon special guest Steve Niles(creator, 30 Days of Night), talks about his career, including his new ventures in film (Remains, based on his zombie comic story and appearing on Chiller Network) and what’s coming up next for him with fellow writer Joshua Fialkov (I, Vampire). Room 211

Boom Studios

BOOM! STUDIOS
AT WONDERCON ’12
MARCH 16– 18
BOOTH #311


BOOM! STUDIOS GUESTS INCLUDE:

BETRAYAL OF THE PLANET OF THE APES:
Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Becko

VALEN THE OUTCAST: Michael Alan Nelson

SUPURBIA: Russell Dauterman

ICE AGE: Caleb Monroe


BOOM! Studios Booth # 311

SCHEDULED SIGNINGS & PANELS
Friday, March 16, 2012 
All Day Signing – Valen the Outcast Writer Michael Alan Nelson
3:30- 6:00 PM – Supurbia Artist Russell Dauterman Signing
5:30 – 6:30 PM – BOOM! Studios/KaBOOM! Panel Room 203
Saturday, March 17, 2012
All Day Signings -Valen the Outcast Writer Michael Alan Nelson
10:00 – 2:00 PM – Ice Age Writer Caleb Monroe Signing
1:30 PM -2:30 PM – BOOM! Portfolio Review 206B
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM –Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes Writers Gabriel Hardman Corinna Becko Signing
3:30- 6:00 PM – Supurbia Artist Russell Dauterman Signing
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM –  Adventure Time Comics Panel Room 211
Sunday, March 18, 2012
11:00 – 12:00 PM – Ice Age Writer Caleb Monroe Signing
All Day Signings – Valen the Outcast Writer Michael Alan Nelson
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Panel Editing Comics the BOOM! Studios Way Room 220

Aspen Comics

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With only a short distance to travel to this year’s Wonder Con 2012, Aspen Comics is planning to bring a large assortment of creators as well as new exclusive books only available at the Aspen Comics Booth #510. Aspen creators Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, Vince Hernandez, Mark Roslan, Joe Benitez, J.T. Krul, David Wohl, Oliver Nome, Beth Sotelo, David Schwartz, Scott Lobdell and more surprise guests will be signing comics and meeting fans at the booth all weekend long.

Aspen is proud to launch their all-new miniseries Fathom: Kiani Volume Two at this year’s WonderCon. Fathom: Kiani centers on the popular Fathom heroine in a return to her own series in this brand-new storyline. The exclusive Fathom: Kiani #0 WonderCon 2012 edition features a cover by superstar artists Benitez and Steigerwald, and is limited to only 500 copies.

The duo of Benitez and Steigerwald are also debuting an all-new WonderCon 2012 edition cover to their red hot sellout, steampunk action-adventure book Lady Mechanika #0. Including a new original cover by the pair, Lady Mechanika #0 will be sure to follow in the footsteps of previous editions with a quick sell out and is only limited to 1500 editions. Fans are strongly encouraged to arrive early at the Aspen Comics Booth #510 to ensure their copy.

Fathom fans can also look forward to a special Fathom #5 WonderCon Exclusive 2012 cover by series and Aspen founder Michael Turner along with Peter Steigerwald. Containing one of the most popular Turner sketch covers of all time, this special Fathom exclusive is limited to only 500 copies.

Aspen’s industry-leading line of art prints returns with all new covers and images from Aspen’s most popular series and characters including Fathom, Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Iris, Lady Mechanika and more. Aspen will also be releasing this year’s Aspen Tour Print, another item fans are strongly encouraged to pick up early as supplies last.

The Official Aspen Comics Panel will be on Saturday from 3-4pm in room 203 and will include the entire Aspen Comics team of creators as they preview upcoming titles and reveal never-before-seen art and news. All fans in attendance will receive a free gift courtesy of Aspen Comics.

Hero Initiative

Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need, will attend Wondercon March 16-18 at the Anaheim Convention center located at 800 West Katella in Anaheim, California. Joining us will be Dawn creator Joseph Michael Linsner. Joe will be at the Hero Initiative booth, #204, all weekend.

Joe will have books and original art on hand and will be doing sketches, so don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! “Hero is a fantastic organization that does so much good for the comics community that I feel honored to be able to help out in any way I can,” said Linsner. “The heroic folks at Hero really live up to their name.  All they need are capes—they already have super-powers.”

Marv Wolfman. Christian Gossett, Mark Waid, Mike McKone and Scott Koblish will also be stopping by for signings and sketches throughout the weekend. Check details below.

Additional schedule:

Friday, March 16 (con hours 12-7)
300-400: Marv Wolfman

Saturday, March 17 (con hours 10-7)
1030-1230: Christian Gossett
230-330: Mark Waid
430-530: Mike McKone

Sunday, March 18 (con hours 11-5)
100-230: Scott Koblish

CARTOON NETWORK PANELS AND SIGNINGS

FRIDAY, MARCH 16

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Regular Show Panel with JG Quintel, Sam Marin and Bill Salyers
Location: 213ABCD

Come check out the most awesome Regular Show panel ever, featuring show creator J.G. Quintel (Mordecai), Sam Marin (Pops, Benson, Muscle Man), Bill Salyers (Rigby) and members of the Regular Show crew as they give fans an inside look at the making of a hit animated comedy series, share exclusive clips and answer your burning questions.  So come find out what’s up with everyone’s favorite slackers Mordecai and Rigby.

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Regular Show Signing
Location: Exhibit Floor Signing Tables, A1-3

SATURDAY, MARCH 17

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Adventure Time Panel with Pendleton Ward, Jeremy Shada and Maria Bamford
Location:  204ABC
What could make WonderCon 2012 even more wonderful…how about a totally rhombus Adventure Time panel? Come find out what’s in store for our heroes Finn and Jake this season from executive producer and creator Pendleton Ward (Lumpy Space Princess), Jeremy Shada (Finn), Maria Bamford (Manfried, Slime Princess, Guardian Angel, Duchess of Nuts and others) and members of the Adventure Time crew. The panel features an in-depth look at how the show comes to life, exclusive clips and a Q&A with the audience.  So, come on grab your friends!

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Adventure Time Signing
Location: Exhibit Floor Signing Tables, A1-3

TwoMorrows

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TwoMorrows Publishing returns to WonderCon for its seventh appearance, this time at booth #721, just in time for the event’s Anaheim, California debut this Friday-Sunday, March 16-18.

This year, the award-winning publisher will be releasing the latest issues of its magazines Draw!, Alter Ego, and Back Issue, as well as the new book-length edition of The Jack Kirby Collector, entitled Lee & Kirby: The Wonder Years, documenting Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s 1960s run on the Fantastic Four comic.

Other new books on hand include:
• The Quality Companion (a dedicated look at the history of the Golden Age publisher of Plastic Man, the Blackhawks, and the Freedom Fighters)
• The Stan Lee Universe (by Roy Thomas and Danny Fingeroth, presenting rarities from Stan’s own archives)
• Modern Masters Volume 27: Ron Garney (spotlighting the fan-favorite artist of Captain America, Wolverine, and Weapon X)
• You Can Build It, Book One (compiling instructions to build numerous custom LEGO creations)
• Plus copies of nearly every book and magazine they’ve published during their 19 year history.

As a special bonus for con-goers, everything at Booth #721 will be on sale at 30% off cover price. In years past, many items sold out quickly, so fans are encouraged to get there early to avoid being disappointed, and to be sure to pick up their free copy of TwoMorrows’ new Catalog Update, listing upcoming items being released through this summer.

Publisher John Morrow will be on hand at the booth throughout the weekend, and looks forward to greeting fans and hearing what they’d like to see in the future, from the publisher who’s bringing a new day to comics and LEGO fandom.

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FLESK

Flesk Publications will be exhibiting at WonderCon in Anaheim, California running from March 16-18. Our booth number is 816.

We will have our entire selection of books available including our latest titles Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm, The Art of Craig Elliott and Warren Chang: Narrative Paintings. The Bruce Timm book sold out in just one month, however we held on to a few cases of the paperback to sell at the show. The hardbound deluxe is gone. A new printing of the paperback edition is on the press and will be available in late May.

In addition we will have select artist chapbooks exclusive from us. Mysterious Islands by Gary Gianni, Blue Book by Mark Schultz, plus Reveries and Bombshells 5 by Terry Dodson all of which comes signed. Free Flesk catalogs and flyers will also be on hand.

William Stout will be set up right next to us at booth number 814. Flesk has published five of Stout‚s books. You can get them personalized at the show. These titles are the fantasy themed collections Hallucinations and Inspirations, and his prehistoric and dinosaur focused books, New Dinosaur Discoveries A-Z, Dinosaur Discoveries and Prehistoric Life Murals. Stout will have his own sketchbook collections, original art, prints and more.

Craig Elliott is just an isle over at booth number 710. Each copy of his The Art of Craig Elliott book comes with a special signed bookplate that includes an original sketch on the reverse side. This is only available when purchased direct from Flesk or Craig Elliott. Plus, we have a “red” cover of the book that is not available in the stores. Craig will have an eclectic collection of jewelry, books, art, prints and more to peruse and enjoy.

The legendary artist and art director Jim Silke will be in artist‚s alley at table number AA-038. Jim always has a stunning portfolio of originals on display that can‚t be missed. We will have plenty of copies of his Jungle Girls book that we published last year.

PRISM Comics

Prism Comics, the premier nonprofit organization supporting LGBT comic books, creators, and readers, is taking advantage of WonderCon’s move to Anaheim, California this year by highlighting LGBT Disney fandom and by presenting a host of LGBT comics creators and professionals including Brian Andersen, Marc Andreyko, Jim McCann, Bob Schreck, and many others in panels and booth appearances. This year’s WonderCon is being held this year at the Anaheim Convention Center from March 16th through the 18th.

“We at Prism love being part of WonderCon in San Francisco because of the large LGBT community,” said Prism Events Chairperson Ted Abenheim, “ButWonderCon’s San Francisco home is under construction this year so we’re packing our mouse ears, capes and tights and going to Anaheim to be part of the fun. We expect WonderCon 2012 to be a great show with a huge turnout and the opportunity to meet a whole new community. Come and see us at Booth 200 right at the front of Hall D!”

Prism Comics will host a number of creators appearing to sign their books plus a full range of hard-to-find LGBT comics and merchandise. Booth partners appearing all weekend include Charles “Zan” Christensen (The Power Within, Northwest Press), Sean-Z (Myth), and Jeff Krell (Jayson). The creator signing schedule is as follows (please check prismcomics.org for the most up-to-date listings and information):

Friday, March 16:
3:00pm: Tommy Kovac
4:00pm: Robert Bulandi
5:00pm: Agnes Czaja

Saturday, March 17:
10:00am-1:00pm: Brian Anderson
3:00pm: Robert Bulandi
4:00pm: Agnes Czaja
5:00pm: Tara Madison Avery

Sunday, March 18:
1:00pm: Tara Madison Avery
2:00pm: Tommy Kovac

Prism will also be presenting two panels featuring major comics and industry professionals:

THE BAD AND THE BOLD: PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES WITH LGBT CHARACTERS
FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 6:30 – 7:30PM
There are more LGBT characters in mainstream comics, independents, Yaoi and Yuri than ever before. Some comics push for truer portrayals of all people in the LGBT community and others push for shock and awe. How do you balance portrayals of LGBT characters in today’s comics market? Join Prism Comics and panelists Brian Andersen (So Super Duper), Marc Andreyko (Manhunter, Torso), Tara Madison Avery (Gooch), Agnes Czaja (Acrobats), Jim McCann (Mind the Gap, Return of the Dapper Men), Bob Schreck (Legendary Comics), and other creators as they explore what makes a strong, realistic depiction of an LGBT character, what makes or breaks an edgy depiction of an LGBT character, and what is going too far? Moderated by Charles “Zan” Christensen. Room 211AB

FAIRY DUST: LGBT DISNEY FANDOM
SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 12:30 – 1:30PM
WonderCon is lucky to be right next door to the “Happiest Place on Earth” this year. Disney characters, films, comics, media and theme parks are popular around the world. But Disney is especially popular among the LGBT community. Young or old, LGBT folk identify with the stories, characters, the fantasy and the imagination of Disney. Join Prism Comics and panelists Tommy Kovac (The Royal Historian of Oz, Wonderland, Skelebunnies), Worthie Meacham (Disney Gay Days; expert on Disney Parks and Disneyana), William O. Tyler (Fairies Tell, The Goth Queen Needs a Mate), and Dusty Sage (Founder and CEO of MiceChat.com) and other fans and creators as they explore why the queer community loves all things Disney. Moderated by Ted Abenheim. Room 207ABC

Where:  Prism Comics at WonderCon
Hall D, Booth #200

Michael Golden and Denis Calero:

WonderCon, one of the country’s best comics and pop culture conventions, moves to Anaheim, CA and the beautiful Anaheim Convention Center for 2012 with Special Guest– Michael Golden in attendance for the first time. Also from Eva Ink Artist Group, we are please to announce that artist Dennis Calero and writer Renee Witterstaetter will also be attending this West Coast mainstay event.

Taking place the weekend of March 16-18 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), WonderCon is coming off its best year ever, with over 49,000 attendees in its 25th annual event.

This year proves to be equally exciting. Here’s a little about one of this year’s invited guests, Michael Golden:

MICHAEL GOLDEN
Dr. Strange, The ‘Nam, Micronauts, Bucky O’Hare

Artist/writer/creator Michael Golden, co-creator of the X-Men’s Rogue character, Spartan X, and Bucky O’Hare, is known for his groundbreaking work on The ‘Nam, Micronauts, G.I. Joe, Dr. Strange, and numerous other characters and titles. He is counted as one of the best cover designers and storytellers in the business. Currently, Golden’s work can be seen as the regular cover artist for Spawn, while future work includes a few secret projects for IDW and DC and the Spartan X trade paperback.

Michael will be located at table AA 060, along with writer, Renee Witterstaetter

DENNIS CALERO
X-Men Noir, Legion of Superheroes, Cowboys and Aliens

Dennis Calero is the award winning and internationally recognized artist of X-Men: Noir and Legion of Superheroes. His work includes 28 Days Later: The Aftermath, Cowboys and Aliens, Dark Tower, Fallen Angel, Hawkgirl, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Supergirl and the Legion of Superheroes, Magic The Gathering, Countdown to Final Crisis, Wolverine: First Class and JSA Classified. During his tenure on X-Factor the title was nominated for the Harvey Award for Best New Series (2006). Calero also co-founded Atomic Paintbrush, one of the first computer-coloring companies working in the comic-book field.

Dennis will be located at table AA 020

NERDIST

Nerdists of the world will unite in Anaheim as Chris Hardwick brings Nerdist Industries to WonderCon in a live panel discussion with friends, laughs and surprises. Hear the founder and Chief Creative Officer of Nerdist Industries talk about all Nerdist-centric goings on for 2012 and beyond.
The evening’s agenda will include a lively walk through the premium Nerdist Channel on YouTube (www.youtube.com/nerdist) with an exclusive video surprise for all in attendance. Additionally, Hardwick and fellow panelists will explore the thriving Nerdist podcast network (www.nerdist.com), Nerdist News and TOKYOPOP newsletters (www.nerdistnews.com).
The Main Ballroom of the convention will become the Nerdist Ballroom for an hour of comedy, insight and fun at 5:30 on Friday March 16th.
Joining Chris on the panel will be Nerdist contributors:
Alison Haislip – Four Points, Course of the Force
Alex Albrecht – Four Points
Matt Mira – Just Cos, The Nerdist Podcast 
Kumail Nanjiani – Indoor Kids 
Emily Gordon – Indoor Kids 
Steve Agee – Indoor Kids 
Chloe Dykstra – Just Cos
“Last year I had the pleasure of moderating the Doctor Who panel at Wondercon, and saw some amazing booths & people walking the show floor. At the time, I had only wished that this Con was closer to where I live in L.A. With the news that it had moved to Anaheim in 2012, I can only infer that I willed this into reality. Naturally, I’m super-excited—both for the southern migration of Wondercon and my weird new psionic power.” –Chris Hardwick.

Comments

  1. TicForTat says:

    “Dennis Calero is the award winning.. During his tenure on X-Factor the title was nominated for the Harvey Award for Best New Series (2006)…”

    This is hilarious. First off, a nomination to the Harveys does not constitute “award winning,” you actually have to WIN to have been awarded something.

    Secondly, in 2006, XFactor was nominated based on the work of original series artist, Ryan Sook. Calero’s first issue did not even come out until AFTER the nominations were already announced.

    It’s the equivalent of someone going around saying they’re a Super Bowl Champion, when they were signed to play on the team the following season after. How desperate are people these days?

  2. Please drop by Artist Alley Table Space AA 64, whee I’ll be signing autographs, selling my comics and original artwork and taking art commissions!

    Here are the two WonderCon programs I’ll be participating in next weekend:

    Friday, March 16
    2:00-3:00 Quick Draw!— It’s another battle to the death with Sharpies at twenty paces! Three of the fastest cartoonists alive draw and duel in what is always a standing-room-only event at Comic-Con in San Diego. This time, we have Scott Shaw! (The Simpsons), Disney legend Floyd Norman, and mighty Mike Kazaleh (Futurama), all sketching like mad on the command of Mark Evanier. If you’ve never seen one of these, you need to experience it! Room 204
    Categories: Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic Books | Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances

    Sunday, March 18
    11:30-12:30 Tribute to the Legends: Kirby, Simon, Robinson, and Eisner— We salute four greats of the comic book field. They may not be with us any longer, but their creations will live forever. Mark Evanier, Marv Wolfman, Len Wein, Batton Lash, Scott Shaw!, and others discuss the lives, times, and genius of Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Jerry Robinson, and Will Eisner. Room 211

  3. The Jackie Chan Spartan X series is finally being completed/collected? YES.

  4. This comic convention is going to be weird because it has alot less artists, writers, celebrities, panels, and stuff to buy/look at than at Comic Con or WizardWorld. Yet it will be bigger than Long Beach’s con! Hopefully it will be good because I’ll be going for 2 days. I also doubt it will sell out of tickets.

    WonderCon’s celebrity signing list, on the other hand, leave so much to be disired. What I don’t understand is how can the Hollywood Show, WizardWorld, and Comic Con get alot more signing celebrities than WonderCon? That aian’t right! Are most celebrities out there that sign (retired or not) making a ton of tv and/or movies? Ray Park will there at WonderCon, and he just finished staring in G. I. Joe 2. Couldn’t they get a dozen or more tv and/or movie celebrities to sign?

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