Friday, March 11, 2016

WonderCon Update: Top Panels

We're breaking down the top panels we think you should see at WonderCon. You can pick what you want though, we're not in a communist country. Highlights include some CW super hero shows, a mysterious WB/New Line panel and the first episode of Preacher!

Friday, March 25
DC Comics: Hanna-Barbera
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 403AB

It's been the talk of the town! Contemporary updates to your favorite Hanna-Barbera classics are coming. New iterations of all your favorites in the form of Scooby Apocalypse, Future Quest, Wacky Raceland, and The Flintstones! All this, plus teases and snippets of what's on deck. Come see for yourself what the buzz is all about! 

Bob's Burgers
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 408AB

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.

Ratchet and Clank 
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 151

Gramercy Pictures presents a first look at this animated feature based on the classic video game, directed by Kevin Munroe (TMNT).

iZombie Special Video Presentation and Q&A 
Friday March 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Microsoft Theater

 Brainy hit iZombie returns to WonderCon for its sophomore appearance to give fans the scoop on the shocking events yet to be seen in season 2. Will Liv learn the truth about Drake's involvement with Mr. Boss? Will Clive remain in the dark about the existence of zombies? What will happen to Blaine and Major as the effects of the cure wear off? The clock is ticking. Join this panel for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars as well as executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television and based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, published by DC Entertainment's Vertigo imprint, iZombie airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW.

AMC's Preacher Series Premiere Screening and Panel
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Room 408AB

Join cast members Dominic Cooper (Agent Carter) and Ruth Negga (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and showrunner Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad). Based on the popular, cult comic book franchise of the same name, the highly anticipated series is a supernatural, twisted, and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer (Cooper), who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power. Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip (Negga) and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) come together; and when they do, they are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell, and everywhere in between.

Saturday, March 26

Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtle Power
11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 403AB

The Turtles are back! Spend some time with the mutated minds making Nickelodeon's hit animated TV series, now in its fourth season. The panel features executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman as they provide sneak peeks into season 4 and discuss the epic and bizarre adventures in store for the Turtles. Fans will also get an exclusive look at an upcoming new episode "Trans-Dimensional Turtles," in which the Turtles collide with their '80s counterparts. Watch the episode for very special cameos! Also on hand will be the extraordinary and talented voice actors of TMNT.

New Line/Warner Bros. Pictures Presents 
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Microsoft Theater

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ZIM invades WonderCon!
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 515B

You love the show, but have you read the comic? Invader Zim series creator (and control brain) Jhonen Vasquez and artists Dave Crosland and Aaron Alexovich will tell you all the secrets involved in the making of America's new favorite comic. ZIM demands that you attend this panel, learn more of his ongoing mission, and thereby bring glory to the Mighty Irken Empire!

TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites Showrunners 
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 408AB

TV Guide Magazine returns to WonderCon with an all-star panel of TV's hottest showrunners. Moderated by TV Guide Magazine chief content officer Michael Schneider, the session brings together top producers for a look behind the scenes of your favorite shows.

Sunday, March 27

The Nerdist Panel with Chris Hardwick 
11:00am - 12:00pm
Microsoft Theater

Chris Hardwick (Comedy Central's @Midnight, AMC'sTalking Dead) is joined by Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News), Nerdist Industries president Adam Rymer, and the Nerdist editorial team: editor-in-chief Rachel Heine, Dan Casey (The Dan Cave), Malik Forté (Nerdist Play), Kyle Hill (Because Science), Matt Grosinger (Celebrity Playlist), and managing editor Alicia Lutes. The panel will talk sci-fi, superheroes, and what it's like to work at Nerdist.  

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Microsoft Theater

When heroes alone are not enough, the world needs legends. In DC's Legends of Tomorrow, rogue time master Rip Hunter travels from the year 2166 back 150 years to assemble a disparate group of both heroes and rogues to confront the immortal threat of Vandal Savage-with not only the planet, but all of time hanging in the balance. From the creators of The Flash and Arrow, The CW's newest superhero team-up combines characters from both shows, in addition to new heroes from the DC Comics pantheon. This epic story puts the fate of the world in the hands of an unlikely team, and the battle to save Earth will be legendary. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, DC's Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW.

A Golden Harvest of '90s Hong Kong Films
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 408AB

Bursting onto the international scene with a new form of martial arts screen action, the films of Hong Kong are some of the most influential in cinema history. From the '70s through the '90s, Golden Harvest introduced stars like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Tsui Hark, and Jet Li to the world, and now Warner Archive is mining the depths of this unique library to bring a variety of action, historic, comedy, thriller, and fantasies like Pedicab Driver, The Blade, and A Terracotta Warrior to home entertainment for the first time. Join Warner Archive podcasters Matt Patterson and D. W. Ferranti along with several HK film experts and witnesses to the behind-the-scenes action for an outrageous exploration of a filmic flashpoint. 

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog: An Interactive Whedon Musical 
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 151

WonderCon is going out on a high note! The powers that be behind Whendopolis 2016, aka the folks who bring you the Buffy musical "Once More With Feeling" to close out San Diego Comic-Con, present an interactive screening of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog! Come and revel in the musical genius of The Whedons! But remember, the best part of the show is up to you! Cheer for Dr. Horrible! Cheer for Penny! Cheer for Moist! Cheer for the Freeze Ray! Cheer, or whatever, for "Captain Hammer, Corporate Tool!" Just have fun and be sure to make Bad Horse gleeful. There will be audience participation; it isn't just for Rocky Horror and mob riots anymore.