- By TVweb | Mar 21, 2011
The complete schedule for the WonderCon 2011 has been released, which will take place over three days from Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3. The event will be held in San Francisco at Moscone Center South. Take a look at all the movie and TV events at WonderCon below.
Friday, April 1
1:30-2:30 Behind the Music with CW3PR: Composing for Sci-Fi, Horror and Fantasy Film
Award-winning composers Jim Dooley (Pushing Daisies), Nathan Barr (True Blood), Scott Starrett (The Event), Marco Beltrami (V, Scream 4), Michael Suby (The Vampire Diaries) and Sean Callery (24) have all composed WonderCon and Comic-Con fans' favorite movies and TV series, and are here to share a behind-the-scenes perspective on creating exhilarating musical moments for television and film. Together with moderator Bryan Fuller (creator, Pushing Daisies; producer, Heroes), the panelists will discuss their respective projects, the pivotal director/composer relationship, and how they got their big break into the music composing industry. With a Q&A following the panel, plus exclusive announcements and giveaways for attendees. Room 104
2:30-3:30 Max Brooks
Max Brooks, screenwriter and author of the best selling books The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z, and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, is the world's leading authority on the defense against a ghoulish uprising! Renowned for his campus and convention lectures nationwide, Brooks comes to WonderCon to share his insight into the rotting minds of the undead, reveal how the Zombie Survival Guide came into existence, and field questions from zombie-phobic fans! You dare not miss this lecture -- your very life may depend on it! Room 104
3:00-4:00 Iron Man Legend: Bob Layton
Celebrating his 35th year in the comic industry, WonderCon special guest Bob Layton discusses his long association with Marvel's Iron Man franchise and making the transition to working in Hollywood. Bob will preview upcoming projects, including his latest Iron Man mini series, Iron Man Forever and several new film projects. Join moderator/TV writer/producer Steven Kriozere (NCIS) for this one-on-one interview with the co-creator of some of Marvel's most memorable Iron Man stories and join in on the Q&A session! Room 236
3:15-4:00 Falling Skies
After an all-out invasion of the planet by an alien military force, ordinary people must do extraordinary things to survive in TNT's powerful new drama series from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg, starring Noah Wyle and premiering in June. Falling Skies opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. The series combines stunning visual effects and personal human stories about triumph and survival in the most devastating circumstances. The panel will include exclusive clips from the series and a discussion with co-executive producer and writer Mark Verheiden, writer Melinda Hsu, and star Drew Roy. Everyone attending the panel will receive a limited edition Falling Skies "prequel" comic book published by Dark Horse. Esplanade Ballroom
3:30-4:30 Animation: The Write Stuff
What do Garfield, Batman, and the Justice League have in common? This panel! Longtime animation writer/producer Mark Evanier (Garfield, Dungeons & Dragons, Mother Goose and Grimm) is joined by fellow writer/producers Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series, Krypto the Superdog) and Alan Burnett (Superman: The Animated Series, Green Lantern: First Flight), and Stan Berkowitz (Batman Beyond, Justice League: The New Frontier) to talk about their personal experiences on the frontlines of the animation industry. Room 104
4:00-5:00 Exclusive Nikita Screening by Warner Bros. Television
For the second year, Warner Bros. Television will kick off WonderCon with an exclusive preview screening of an upcoming original series episode. For 2011, WBTV will be premiering the Covenants episode of Nikita, which will be broadcast Thursday, April 7, at 9/8c on The CW. At the conclusion of the last episode, fans were left breathless at the final image of Michael confronting Nikita in her lair after discovering Alex as the mole inside Division. WonderCon attendees will be the first to find out what happens next. From Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television, Nikita airs Thursdays 9/8c on The CW and stars Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible III), Shane West (ER), Lyndsy Fonseca (Kick-Ass), Aaron Stanford (X2: X-Men United), Ashton Holmes (The Pacific), Tiffany Hines (Beyond the Break), with Melinda Clarke (The O.C.) and Xander Berkeley (24). Craig Silverstein (Bones), David Levinson (21 Jump Street), Danny Cannon (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), McG (Supernatural), and Peter Johnson (Human Target) are the executive producers. Esplanade Ballroom
5:00-6:00 Warner Bros.: Green Lantern
Green Lantern will shine bright at WonderCon, beginning with an opening day panel with the stars of the upcoming feature film, in theaters June 17. The highly anticipated Green Lantern movie will be the first live-action feature film to star the popular DC Comics character. The film relates the origin story of alter ego Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds), a test pilot and the first human chosen to wear the ring that provides him his superpowers. Join Ryan Reynolds and other special guests from the film for a look at Warner Bros.' superhero actioner: Green Lantern! Esplanade Ballroom
5:00-6:00 Spotlight on Robert Kirkman
WonderCon special guest Robert Kirkman, one of the most successful writers in comics today, best known for his work on The Walking Dead, Invincible, Haunt, Image United, Astounding Wolf-Man, Marvel Zombies, and the recent Super Dinosaur, will offer fans some insight into the genius behind their favorite hit comics. After becoming an Image Comics partner in 2009, introducing the internationally renowned hit TV show based on the comic he created with artists Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard, The Walking Dead on AMC, and recently announcing an upcoming video game adaptation of the same series from TellTale Games, he has proven to be an unstoppable creative force. Room 103
6:00-8:00 WORLD PREMIERE! Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Animated Original Movie
Only at WonderCon! Warner Home Video proudly presents the World Premiere of Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, an all-new DC Universe Animated Original Movie that weaves six interlocking stories of the Green Lantern Corps' rich mythology around preparations for an attack by an ancient enemy. As the battle approaches, Hal Jordan (voiced by Nathan Fillion, Castle) mentors new recruit Arisia (Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) in the history of the Green Lantern Corps, telling tales of Avra (the first Green Lantern) and several of Hal's comrades, including Abin Sur, Kilowog, Laira and Mogo. In the end, Arisia must rise to the occasion to help Hal, Sinestro, and the entire Green Lantern Corps save the universe from the destructive forces of Krona. Other voice cast members include actor/spoken word artist Henry Rollins, Jason Isaacs (the Harry Potter films), Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy), Wade Williams (Prison Break), Kelly Hu (The Vampire Diaries) and professional wrestling legend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper! Animation guru Bruce W. Timm is executive producer, and the directors are Lauren Montgomery, Jay Oliva and Christopher Berkeley. Scripting the film are comic book luminaries Geoff Johns, Dave Gibbons, Peter J. Tomasi, Eddie Berganza, Alan Burnett, Todd Casey and Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim. Come for the movie and stay for the post-screening panel, which will feature filmmakers and members of the voice cast! Green Lantern: Emerald Knights will be distributed June 7 by Warner Home Video as part of the build-up to the release of the highly anticipated live action film, Green Lantern, in theaters June 17. Esplanade Ballroom
Saturday, April 2
11:00-12:00 Exploring the World of Cartoon Network's Adventure Time: What Time Is It?
Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward and Curtis Lelash, director of original series at Cartoon Network, give fans a behind the scenes look at the network's hit show and an exclusive preview of upcoming episodes. Fans can ask questions about the show and participate in a trivia challenge to win Adventure Time prizes! Room 104
Rainn Wilson (The Office) and director James Gunn (Slither) come to San Francisco for a conversation about their highly anticipated new film Super. Learn about how a short-order cook can take justice into his own hands with little more than a wrench and a sign from above. Don't steal, don't deal drugs, and don't miss your chance to get a unique first look at this singular dark comedy, opening this spring! Room 103
1:00-1:30 Cowboys and Aliens
Blockbuster filmmaker Jon Favreau (Iron Man series) will present exclusive footage from one of Summer 2011's most highly anticipated films, Cowboys and Aliens. Starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, Cowboys and Aliens crosses the classic Western with the alien-invasion movie in a blazingly original way. Joined by an arsenal of top moviemakers -- Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci -- Favreau brings an all-new action thriller that will take audiences into the Old West, where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. Following the presentation, the director will answer questions from moderator Roberto Orci about the making of the film and what moviegoers may expect on July 29. Esplanade Ballroom
1:30-2:00 Summit Entertainment: The Three Musketeers
Summit Entertainment presents a sneak peek of the upcoming action adventure The Three Musketeers. A surprise special guest shares footage from the film and discusses their experience bringing the story to the big screen. In The Three Musketeers -- from the director of Resident Evil and Mortal Kombat -- the hot-headed young D'Artagnan (Logan Lerman) joins forces with three rogue Musketeers (Matthew Macfadyen, Luke Evans, and Ray Stevenson) in this reimagination of Alexandre Dumas' story. They must stop the evil Richlieu (Christoph Waltz) and face off with Buckingham (Orlando Bloom) and the treacherous Milady (Milla Jovovich). In theatres 10/14/11. Esplanade Ballroom
2:00-3:00 Focus Features: Hanna
Reunited for the first time since he directed her to an Oscar nomination in Atonement, Joe Wright and Saoirse Ronan are ready to shake you up with Hanna. A boldly original adventure thriller with elements of dark fairy tales, Hanna will cue lots of questions from you for the talented team at this panel -- even before you've seen the movie. Esplanade Ballroom?
2:30-3:30 Marvel Television Presents: The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! and Iron Man Anime
Don't miss Marvel Animation's exclusive look at an all-new, action-packed episode of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Plus catch a full-length episode screening of the highly anticipated Iron Man Anime! Marvel's head of television, Jeph Loeb, will launch you into this action-packed hour featuring your favorite Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains battling it out! Make sure to check out The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!, now airing on Disney XD, and the all-new Iron Man Anime series, coming this summer to G4! Room 103
3:00-4:00 Screen Gems: Priest
A post-apocalyptic action thriller, set in an alternate world, one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest (Paul Bettany) from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities. When his niece (Lily Collins) is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on an obsessive quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend (Cam Gigandet), a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess (Maggie Q) who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. Confirmed to appear are stars Paul Bettany and Lily Collins, and director Scott Stewart. Esplanade Ballroom
4:00-5:00 Relativity: Immortals
Global exclusive! Be among the first in the world to see footage of the highly anticipated Immortals. Meet visionary director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and an all-star cast including Henry Cavill, Kellan Lutz, Luke Evans, and Isabel Lucas. Tarsem and producers Gianni Nunnari (300), Mark Canton (300), and Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter) unleash an epic tale of treachery, vengeance, and destiny in Immortals, a stylish and spectacular adventure. As a power-mad king razes ancient Greece in search of a legendary weapon, a heroic young villager rises up against him in a thrilling quest as timeless as it is powerful. Immortals stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Stephen Dorff (Public Enemies), Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), Luke Evans (Robin Hood), Kellan Lutz (Twilight series), with John Hurt (Hellboy), and Mickey Rourke (Iron Man 2). Esplanade Ballroom
5:00-6:00 Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Secrets Revealed
After exploring the depths of the Force, as well as unleashing the power of the dark side, the third season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars draws to a close with the return of a legend: the mighty Wookiee, Chewbacca. Join supervising director Dave Filoni, as well as special guest panelists from across the saga, for an inside look at this momentous season. Room 104
5:30-6:30 Writing for TV Animation
Animation writers Matt Wayne (The Super Hero Squad Show), Nicole Dubuc (My Friends Tigger and Pooh), Steven Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Aaron Ehasz (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Eugene Son (Ben 10), and Andrew Robinson (The Spectacular Spider-Man) offer a pulse-pounding, no-holds-barred (okay, there are two holds that are barred, but that's it) round table talk on the ins and outs of script-writing for animated series in today's television market. They'll disucss how to break in, how to stay in; the differences between genres; how it's the same as but different from live action; and more. Probably much more. Room 103
6:00-7:00 Anthropology of Firefly
Daryl G. Frazetti (anthropologist, CSU Channel Islands) and Larry Nemecek (MyStar Media and Trekland) examine how the Civil War inspired Joss Whedon to set out to create a show depicting similar conditions in the distant future. Firefly documents the tale of the birth of a subculture based on those marginalized from mainstream society following their losses in major conflict. Having gained cult status, Firefly is an ideal cultural mirror and cultural teacher. It truly can be classified as participatory myth. Firefly is an anthropological dream in how it utilizes the human past and present to tell the story of humanity in a futuristic setting. The discussion focuses on Firefly as both cultural mirror and teacher, as well as differentiating between morals and ethics and how each relates to localized and globalized cultural arenas as well as the larger, global political landscape. Also included is a brief discussion on the subculture of fandom. Room 204/206
6:30-7:30 Femme Fatales Revealed
Get a first look at Femme Fatales, the new television series, inspired by the bestselling magazine. Coming to Cinemax this May, the show is a sexy new crime thriller in the tradition of Pulp Fiction and The Twilight Zone. Be the first to see exclusive footage from the hot new show. Meet the cast and creators, including Mark A. Altman (Castle), Steven Kriozere (NCIS), and some of the mysterious femme fatales who are featured in this seductive new anthology television series. There will be surprise guests and free giveaways. Room 103
Sunday, April 3
11:30-12:15 Doctor Who
In 2010, Doctor Who delivered record ratings for BBC America and was the #3 top-selling TV series, behind Mad Men and Glee, on the iTunes Store in the U.S. This spring, the series returns with a two-parter set in the U.S. and penned by lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat. The new season also includes an episode written by Neil Gaiman (Coraline) and features new guest stars. Esplanade Ballroom
12:00-1:00 Marvel Television Presents: The Super Hero Squad Show and Iron Man: Armored Adventures
Catch fan favorites The Super Hero Squad Show and Iron Man: Armored Adventures as Marvel's head of television, Jeph Loeb, introduces an action-packed, full-length episode of each exciting series! Fire up those jet repulsors and hero up to witness your beloved Iron Man's high-octane adventures and The Super Hero Squad's hilarious exploits. Don't miss brand-new episodes of The Super Hero Squad Show Show on Cartoon Network, and tune in to Nicktoons for new episodes of Iron Man: Armored Adventures premiering this summer! Room 103
12:15-1:00 Stars of Terra Nova
Jason O'Mara, Stephen Lang (Avatar), executive producer Brannon Braga (Star Trek), and executive producer/director Alex Graves (Fringe, The West Wing) bring fans a glimpse inside Terra Nova, the highly-anticipated epic adventure 85 million years in the making, which has a special 2-hour preview this May on FOX. Moderated by Entertainment Weekly's Jeff Jensen, the cast and executive producers will discuss the initial 27-day shoot in Australia, bringing prehistoric Earth and its inhabitants to the small screen, creating the year 2149 on a dying planet, and the massive undertaking of bringing Terra Nova to life. Join Jason O'Mara, Stephen Lang, Brannon Braga, and Alex Graves for the panel discussion followed by an exclusive fan Q&A! Esplanade Ballroom
12:30-1:30 R2-D2 Droid Building Basics
Matt McCormick, Steve Simmons, Marc Verdiell, Grant McKinney, and Jonathan Burton (Bay Area R2 Builders) share and demonstrate full-size, functional R2D2s that they built themselves, complete with lights, sounds, drive systems, and more. Topics include materials, plans, building techniques, tools, and electronics to bring R2 to life. Room 220
1:00-1:45 Thundercats Special Video Presentation and Cast/Producer Q&A
Thundercats Ho! The cats will be loose on Sunday as WonderCon hosts the first-ever panel for this all-new animated series produced by Warner Bros. Animation, coming soon to Cartoon Network. Based upon the iconic 1980s action classic, Thundercats is the epic tale of Lion-O and his battle against evil in the quest for the fabled Stones of Power. Fans will feel the magic and hear the roar as producers and cast unveil their vision for the show, debut exclusive footage and answer questions about one of the most highly anticipated animated series of the year. Esplanade Ballroom
1:00-2:00 FOX's Breaking In
Christian Slater (True Romance), Odette Yustman (Cloverfield), Bret Harrison (V), Alphonso McAuley, and executive producer Douglas Robinson (Rules of Engagement) share a sneak peek and behind-the-scenes anecdotes about their upcoming series Breaking In, an offbeat half-hour workplace comedy about a high-tech security firm that takes extreme -- and often questionable -- measures to sell their protection services. Created by Adam F. Goldberg (Fanboys) and Seth Gordon (Community), the series centers on a team of uniquely skilled oddball geniuses handpicked to work for a manipulative mastermind. Room 103
1:45-2:30 Human Target Special Video Presentation and Cast/Producer Q&A
Human Target returns to WonderCon, with series stars Mark Valley (Fringe) and Janet Montgomery (Entourage) joining executive producer Matthew Miller (Chuck) for a look back at the recently concluded second season of this fan-favorite series. The Human Target team will deliver a special video presentation prepared exclusively for WonderCon, will talk about their vision for the future of Christopher Chance and his team, and will answer fan questions in a Q&A session moderated by Geoff Boucher of the Los Angeles Times. Based on DC Comics characters, Human Target is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Television. Esplanade Ballroom
2:00-3:00 What's Next in Indie Sci-Fi
Info TBA Room 236
2:30-3:15 V Special Video Presentation and Cast/Producer Q&A
The Visitors take San Francisco! Fresh off the jaw-dropping second season finale of V, series star Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost) and a V executive producer will dish on the year that was -- and will tease what is to come in the epic battle for survival between the Visitors and the human race. V is produced by HDFilms in association with Warner Bros. Television. Esplanade Ballroom
3:30-4:30 Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
This year, WonderCon's going out on a high note! Fandom Charities Inc. and Whedonopolis.com, the folks who've been bringing you the fantastically popular WonderCon/Comic-Con sing-alongs of "Once More With Feeling," present a screening of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog! This should be an event to remember, so come to the show 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. Esplanade Ballroom
4:00-4:30 WonderCon Talkback
So? How did we do? Here's your chance to tell us! Representatives from WonderCon's management team will be present to hear what you have to say. Room 236
Green Lantern was released June 17th, 2011 and stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Temuera Morrison, Jenna Craig, Jon Tenney, Mike Doyle. The film is directed by Martin Campbell.
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights was released June 7th, 2011 and stars Nathan Fillion, Elisabeth Moss, Henry Rollins, Jason Isaacs, Roddy Piper, Arnold Vosloo, Kelly Hu, Wade Williams. The film is directed by Lauren Montgomery, Jay Oliva, Christopher Berkeley.
Cowboys & Aliens was released July 29th, 2011 and stars Daniel Craig, Abigail Spencer, Buck Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Cooper Taylor, Clancy Brown, Paul Dano, Chris Browning. The film is directed by Jon Favreau.
The Three Musketeers was released October 14th, 2011 and stars Matthew Macfadyen, Milla Jovovich, Luke Evans, Helen George, Christian Oliver, Ray Stevenson, Til Schweiger, Markus Brandl. The film is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.
Hanna was released April 8th, 2011 and stars Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Vicky Krieps, Cate Blanchett, Paris Arrowsmith, John MacMillan, Tim Beckmann, Christian Malcolm. The film is directed by Joe Wright.
Immortals was released November 11th, 2011 and stars Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Stephen Dorff, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, John Hurt, Joseph Morgan, Anne Day-Jones. The film is directed by Tarsem Singh.