Wonder Con 2014 News: Cartoon Network Panel And Signing Schedule

The Land of Ooo will go quiet, the streets of Aberdale will be empty, the Gem’s temple will be dark, the park will be closed and Uncle Grandpa is packing up his RV because Cartoon Network is taking Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa and Clarence, respectively, to WonderCon 2014 held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Fans will get an inside look at the Network’s hit original animated comedy series with exclusive clips and answers to all their burning questions from series producers and voice talent at Cartoon Network panels scheduled for Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19.

Making their WonderCon debut this year are the newest original animated comedy series Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa and Clarence from Cartoon Network. All three series originate from Cartoon Network Studios’ prolific shorts program. Steven Universe, created by Rebecca Sugar, is about the misadventures of a boy named Steven, the ultimate “little brother” to a team of magical guardians of humanity—the Crystal Gems. The hilarious series, Uncle Grandpa, created by Pete Browngardt, is about everyone in the world’s magical Uncle and Grandpa and his gang that travels in an RV, bringing magical fun everywhere they go. From first time series creator, Skyler Page, Clarence tells the story of an optimistic, spirited, lovable boy who sees the best in all things and wants to try everything. Because everything is amazing!

Cartoon Network’s WonderCon Anaheim 2014 panel and signing schedule is detailed below. Please note all times, dates and locations are subject to change.

CARTOON NETWORK PANELS 

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

Cartoon Network Presents: Steven Universe

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: 300DE

Believe in Steven! Come fix your eyeballs and ear lobes on the Steven Universe panel at WonderCon 2014, brought to you by Cartoon Network!  You won’t want to miss the magical guardians of this new comedy dish, or sing, or whatever… on all things Steven!

Teen Titans Go! Screening and Q&A

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: 300AB

Producers Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and Aaron Horvath (MAD), and members of the voice cast take the stage for a lively conversation and Q&A about your favorite teenage superheroes. And, of course, they won’t be coming empty-handed as they will be bringing an all-new episode to screen exclusively for WonderCon Anaheim. From Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Wednesdays at 6:30/5:30c on Cartoon Network.

Cartoon Network Presents: Uncle Grandpa & Clarence

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: 300AB

What’s better than a panel of one Cartoon Network comedy? TWO CARTOON NETWORK COMEDIES! Join the talented magic-makers behind two of the newest comedies to join the Cartoon Network family: Uncle Grandpa and Clarence. Get your laughing muscles ready for an hour of cool content and commentary…times TWO!

Cartoon Network Presents: Regular Show

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: 300AB

Regular Show is bringing back a taste for the extra-ordinary to WonderCon 2014. YEAUUUUUH! Join Cartoon Network at the Regular Show panel as the ultra-talented cast and crew dish the exclusive scoop, sneak a few sweet treats, and delight your funny bone.  There is nothing regular about this panel and anything could happen!

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

Cartoon Network Presents: Adventure Time

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: 300AB

What time is it? It’s panel time! Cartoon Network is bringing back the coolest show on TV and the team behind it, in the Adventure Time panel at WonderCon 2014.  Grab your friends and check out this righteously entertaining panel. Get the goods, be in the know and laugh your chops off during this interactive & engaging hour of awesome adventure – it would not be cool to miss this. Not cool at all.

CARTOON NETWORK SIGNINGS

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                         Cartoon Network Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa, Clarence Creator Signing   

Location: WCA Signing Area in Hall B

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                         Regular Show Signing

Location: WCA Signing Area in Hall B

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                         Adventure Time Signing

Location: WCA Signing Area in Hall B

WonderCon – Joss Whedon’s “Much Ado About Nothing” is headed to WonderCon!

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Joss Whedon and company will bless us once again! Only this time it will be at WonderCon 2013 to present his new movie “Much Ado About Nothing” a film based on shakespeare’s play. The panel which consist of actors and actress who have worked with Whedon in the past and persent, will talked about the up coming film followed by a Q& A for the fans.

Synopsis: Leonato (Clark Gregg), the governor of Messina, is visited by his friend Don Pedro (Reed Diamond) who is returning from a victorious campaign against his rebellious brother Don John (Sean Maher). Accompanying Don Pedro are two of his officers: Benedick (Alexis Denisof) and Claudio (Fran Kranz). While in Messina, Claudio falls for Leonato’s daughter Hero (Jillian Morgese), while Benedick verbally spars with Beatrice (Amy Acker), the governor’s niece. The budding love between Claudio and Hero prompts Don Pedro to arrange with Leonato for a marriage.

In the days leading up to the ceremony, Don Pedro, with the help of Leonato, Claudio and Hero, attempts to sport with Benedick and Beatrice in an effort to trick the two into falling in love. Meanwhile, the villainous Don John, with the help of his allies: Conrade (Riki Lindhome) and Borachio (Spencer Treat Clark), plots against the happy couple, using his own form of trickery to try to destroy the marriage before it begins.

A series of comic and tragic events continue to keep the two couples from truly finding happiness, but then again perhaps love may prevail.

WHEN: Sunday, March 31 from 11:00AM – 12:00PM

WHERE: The Arena @ the Anaheim Convention Center (800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802 

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING opens in theaters June 7, 2013.

WonderCon – BMI Presents “The Music That Makes You Scream” Panel Discussion At WonderCon 2013

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Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the leading global music rights organization, along with White Bear PR will return to Wondercon to present an elaborate panel discussion on the art of composing for one of the most demanding genres – Horror! BMI Director, Film/TV Relations Anne Cecere and White Bear PR Founder Chandler Poling will moderate this spine tingling panel. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session. There will also be giveaways distributed following the panel.

“The Music That Makes You Scream” panel at the 2013 Wondercon will feature BMI Film and TV composers who will be discussing the process of scoring for screams.
• Tyler Bates “Day of the Dead” & “Halloween II” (@tyler_bates)
• Anton Sanko “The Possession” & “Nurse 3-D” (@antonsanko)
• Frederik Wiedmann “Mirrors” & “Hostel III” (@freddiewiedmann)
• Dino Meneghin “Teen Wolf” (@DM_LA)

Saturday, March 30, 2013
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Room 208
Photo call time is at 10:00 a.m., Room 212A

Anaheim Convention Center 700 W. Convention Way Anaheim, CA 92802

The highest-rated series and specials on television feature the scores of BMI composers, crafting the theme and/or background music for nearly three-quarters of all prime-time network programs. BMI’s composers such as the legendary John Williams also contribute to billions of dollars in box office receipts with film scores in many of the year’s top films. Promoting the role of music in film, BMI partners with the Sundance Film Festival and other industry workshops to enhance the role of music in film and television.

Dark Horse Schedule WonderCon 2013!

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DARK HORSE 

WONDERCON ANAHEIM 2013 SCHEDULE! 

Dark Horse Comics is headed to California’s must-attend event on the comic book convention schedule – WonderCon Anaheim!

Join us for signings at booth #819!  Free comics and/or prints with each signing while supplies last.

Tickets for signings at the Dark Horse booth will be distributed from the opening of WonderCon on Friday, March 29. Please note that lines may be capped or tickets issued for any signing as needed. Inquire about your favorite signings as early as possible. Some restrictions apply. All events are subject to change.

Comics, books, and collectibles will be available for purchase from Dark Horse or your favorite retailer.

DARK HORSE SIGNINGS

FRIDAY, MARCH 29

12:00 p.m. BEANWORLD signing with creator Larry Marder

-Free Beanworld action figures and sketch cards

 

2:00 p.m. CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT signing with writer Josh Williamson

-Free 11” x 17” print featuring art by Felipe Massafera

 

3:00 p.m. AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER signing with writer Gene Yang

-Free 5.5” x 8.5” print featuring art by Gurihiru

TICKETED EVENT

 

5:00 p.m. STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI signing with inker Dan Parsons

-Free Dawn of the Jedi #1 while supplies last

 

6:00 p.m. USAGI YOJIMBO/47 RONIN signing with creator Stan Sakai

-Free 47 Ronin #1

Check out the Usagi Yojimbo: Way of the Ronin iOS game

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

 10:00 a.m. HUSBANDS signing with cocreators Jane Espenson and Brad Bell

-Free 5.5” x 8.5” print featuring art by Ron Chan

 

11:00 a.m. NUMBER 13 signing with artist/writer Robert Love and writer David Walker

-Free Number 13 comic

 

12:00 p.m. AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER signing with writer Gene Yang

-Free 5.5” x 8.5” print featuring art by Gurihiru

TICKETED EVENT

 

1:00 p.m. X signing with artist Eric Nguyen

-Free 11” x 17” print featuring art by Eric Nguyen

 

2:00 p.m. BUFFYVERSE signing with artist Georges Jeanty, writer Andrew Chambliss (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and writer Christos Gage (Angel & Faith)

-Free Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 and Angel & Faith comics, Angel and Spike buttons, and Whedonverse wristbands

 

3:00 p.m. STAR WARS signing with artist Carlos D’Anda and colorist Gabe Eltaeb

-Free 5.5” x 8.5” print featuring a dramatic panel by Carlos D’Anda and Gabe Eltaeb from the upcoming Star Wars #4 issue

TICKETED EVENT 

 

4:00 p.m. THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS signing with creator Gerard Way

-Free 5.5” x 8.5” print featuring art by Becky Cloonan

TICKETED EVENT

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 31

10:00 a.m. THE ART OF REMEMBER ME signing with DONTNOD art director Aleksi Briclot, DONTNOD creative director Jean-Max Moris, and Capcom producer Mat Hart

-Free 11” x 17” The Art of Remember Me print

 

11:00 a.m. MIND MGMT signing with creator Matt Kindt

-Free 11” x 17” MIND MGMT print

 

12:00 p.m. STAR WARS: DARK TIMES signing with writer Randy Stradley

-Free Star Wars: Dark Times—Fire Carrier #1 

 

1:00 p.m. THE LAST OF US signing with Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann

-Free 11” x 17” print featuring art by Julián Totino Tedesco from the upcoming comic The Last of Us: American Dreams

 

3:30 p.m. STAR WARS: LEGACY VOLUME II signing with writer/artist Gabriel Hardman and writer Corinna Bechko

TICKETED EVENT * Limit five comics per person

 

DARK HORSE PANELS 

FRIDAY, MARCH 29

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Avatar: The Search for Zuko’s Mom, Room 208AB

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Geek & Sundry Panel of Awesome, Room 300DE

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 3

1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Comics Arts Conference Session: Focus on Matt Kindt, Room 210BCD

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: From Comic to Music and Back Again! Room 300AB

6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Buffy Season 9: The Final Arc! Room 207BCD

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 31

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Spotlight on Jane Espenson with Brad Bell, Room 207

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Star Wars Comics in 2013! Room 207 BCD

WonderCon – MTV’S “Teen Wolf” Makes its first Appearance for upcoming WonderCon!

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MTV’S HIT DRAMA  “TeenWolf”

MTV Geek! To Provide Wall-to-Wall Coverage Direct From the Convention Floor

MTV announced today the hit drama series “Teen Wolf” will be invading WonderCon on Saturday, March 30, in Anaheim, Calif. with a panel featuring series stars Tyler Posey and Dylan O’Brien, plus Executive Producer Jeff Davis.

Jim Halterman, West Coast Editor for TVFanatic, will be on hand to guide the hour-long “Teen Wolf” panel presentation as Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien and Jeff Davis dish about what fans can expect from the upcoming supersized third season and discuss the past two seasons.  Additionally, fans will be treated to exclusive, never-before-seen “Teen Wolf” content. “Teen Wolf” is set to debut the first half of its supersized 24 episode third season on Monday, June 3 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

To help fans keep up with all the action taking place at WonderCon, MTV Geek! will deliver complete coverage of the panels, press rooms and the all of the excitement unfolding on the show floor.  Join host Ashley Eckstein of “Her Universe” and “Star Wars” fame for exclusive interviews with the biggest names from fan-favorite movies, comic creators, TV shows, cosplay, gaming and more!  Keep it locked to wondercon.mtv.com for updates and follow along on with Twitter @MTVGeek.

On Friday, March 29, join MTV Geek! Executive Producer/Editor Tom Akel, Top Cow Productions CEO Marc Silvestri, “September Mourning’s” Emily Lazar, and additional surprise guests for updates on MTV Geek’s live action series “September Mourning” and the Marvel documentary “Behind the ReEvolution.”  Then get a first look at upcoming MTV Comics releases including Stan Lee’s “The Seekers,” J. Michael Straczynski ‘s “The Adventures of Apocalypse Al,” Sanford Greene’s “1,000,” and the prequel comic to MTV’s “Teen Wolf”!

FRIDAY, MARCH 29  
MTV Geek, MTV Comics
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Room 300DE
SATURDAY, MARCH 30
“Teen Wolf” Press Room
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Room 304B
“Teen Wolf” Panel
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Room 300AB


WonderCon – Netflix’s “Hemlock Grove” Panel at Wondercon 2013

 

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SYPNOPSIS:  From executive producer Eli Roth and based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, Hemlock Grove is a riveting one-hour murder mystery that revolves around the residents of a former Pennsylvania steel town. When 17-year-old Brooke Bluebell is brutally murdered, any of Hemlock’s peculiar inhabitants – or killer creatures – could be suspects. Through the investigation, the town’s seamier side is exposed, revealing nothing is what it seems. Beautiful, terrifying and graphic, Hemlock Grove is unlike anything else in its genre.

WHO:  Landon Liboiron, Famke Janssen, Dougray Scott, Freya Tingley,  Penelope Mitchell, Bill Skarsgård, Kandyse McClure, and Aaron Douglas, Producers Eli Roth, Brian McGreevy, Lee Shipman, Daren Sarafian and Mark Verheiden

WHAT:  On-camera and Roundtable interviews at Wondercon on behalf of HEMLOCK GROVE

WHERE:  Anaheim Convention Center (Room 304A & 304B) 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802

WHEN:   Friday, March 29th

4:30pm – 6:30pm: On-camera and Roundtable Interviews (Room 304A and 304B)

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Official Wondercon Panel (Room 300DE)

WonderCon – TNT’s Falling Skies To Invade 2013!!

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TNT’s epic drama Falling Skies, basic cable’s #1 summer drama among key adult demos, is bringing the Second Mass resistance back to WonderCon Anaheim with a panel Q&A and exclusive look at what’s ahead in season 3. Series stars Drew Roy (Secretariat), Sarah Carter (Shark) and Seychelle Gabriel (Weeds) will join executive producer Remi Aubuchon (24Persons Unknown) for a panel session on Saturday, March 30 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The panel session will include several exclusive clips offering a sneak peek at the first episode of Falling Skies season 3, which is set to launch this summer on TNT.

When:
Date: Saturday, March 30
Pre-Panel Interviews: 11:00-12:00 p.m. 
Panel and Presentation: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Where:
Anaheim Convention Center
Pre-Panel Interviews Room: 304B
Panel and Presentation Room: TBD

Panelists
Drew Roy 
(Hal Mason)
Sarah Carter 
(Maggie)
Seychelle Gabriel (Lourdes)
Remi Aubuchon (executive producer, showrunner and writer)

WonderCon 2012 – Fringe Panel Coverage

Fringe also made an appearance at WonderCon, after using a special video intro of Walter being amazing in famous quotes they jumped into the panel. It was a concentrated panel on everything the show has going on, from alternate realities and variations of characters to wish lists and thoughts on the future.

The next 7 episodes are ahead of us and the Fringe team has no intent on slowing down as the season wraps up. The first huge punch came from news that Jones is coming back, the right story was the critical component to make this happen otherwise it would have felt forced or out-of-place. No news came about Jones clashing with Walter, it seems that we’ll have to wait and see how things play out before anything more spurs up. The idea was passed on that you’re never actually dead in Fringe just “away” until something comes around to change that.

Peter and Olivia were next, while nothing was mentioned about why Peter didn’t remember they did specify that Olivia had an abusive environment growing up and much of all that has been repressed. Speaking on Olivia there was the crowd concern that Olivia would not return to normal or would get worse, unfortunately the only note was the crew hopes she’ll make it which was a bit worrying. Finally character expansion wrapped up with the note of the Lincolns getting their own back story explained in the coming episodes which should help fans a bit as well on the universe of Fringe given their presence in seasons 3 and 4.

The team reflected on actors and dream matches, Charlie popped up in the mix, this season he was part of another show actually but there are no current plans to integrate him into the story at this point. William Bell was the other topic but unfortunately Leonard Nimoy is now in retirement, they’d love to integrate him back in the story in a heartbeat but their efforts so far haven’t been met with any word from his camp.

Renewal came up quickly into the mix as well, unfortunately they have no word but they’ve been holding tight and pushing forward. The goal of Fringe is and always has been to make the best show for the fans and provide an interesting journey along the way while not focusing on if they will or will not be on the air. Season 4 will bring some closure to current stories but they’ll also open the window to new possibilities.

Fringe is back this week, the biggest push anyone can make to help sway Fox is to continue tuning in or turning friends or family to check out as well. Getting the numbers up and the word out has always helped the show in the past. With so much in the balance right now it would be a shame to see this story fail to see the proper closure it deserves.

WonderCon 2012 – Alcatraz Panel

WonderCon panels on Sunday were heavy hitters, Alcatraz was one of those mentioned shows, the team came out in full force to help talk about the show, their lives on set and where we can expect it to go this season and possibly beyond.

Quickly the mythology on Alcatraz came into play, where do we go from here, how do you cope with it. Jorge spoke quickly on how he works with shows of this nature, simple go with the flow and aim of the story and roll with it as it was something he learned quickly from Lost. Sarah Jones was next, mentioning her past in other genres made her feel like the least likely candidate for a J.J. Abrams show, she loves the atmosphere and falling into the pace.

We got some teasers though, Dr. Lucy Banerjee will get a large role in these last 3 episodes although under a lot of tubes still, also a bit of background will come into play talking about her greater past leading into the finale.  We’ll also learn who rests behind the Wardens door before the season is out, also speaking about him, we get a key mention that in episode 12 we’ll see a critical wink to take note of during a discussion. Finally we’ll see a huge event take over San Francisco… a recreation of the Bullitt chase through the streets as the hunt is on for Tommy with full speed.

Questions did rise though about the 63’s and they were addressed, we will start to see them returning to the story again and even though their healing ability is incredible, we’ll also see them resume regular aging and functions once again. The writers noted we’ll essentially see the most amazing elderly people ever. More spilled on Tommy and the blood and learn the origins of it, the meaning and of course “who” the source is, although the writers quickly backtracked about the use of who. The final note mentioned the problem of the 63 is the longer they’re back the harder it will be to find and stop all of them once again so timing is crucial to their clock. Also even if the 63 die in the present day we have decades between to touch upon before they’re really gone.

The panel covered a lot of personal feelings to the show while sprinkling details in about the show, we only had a few other key items like the downstairs getting greater attention and the door opening in the finale. Also, we’re told the finale will be a huge cliffhanger that answers many questions but also leaves the story going for the future. We can only hope Fox takes note of this part given the rumors about the show being a toss-up for renewal right now. Maybe then we’ll find how the team fast travels to Alcatraz in a moments notice and see if the writer and cast speculations on the rumors of the dolphins and jet ski’s  are true.