We’ve got our schedules sorted out for WonderCon 2015 as we close in on the final stretch before the convention begins, do you? If you’re still struggling after looking at the program for WonderCon, look no further, we’ve picked out some highlights that might help you parse down your choices!
Friday, April 3rd
The convention day gets a late start at noon, and it’s the perfect day to peruse the main convention floor before the weekend kicks everything into high gear. After getting your badge and scoring some swag and merchandise, Warner Bros. television fans should start moving towards the main Arena for the yearly Special Preview Screenings. Last year got us a glimpse at two new episodes of The 100, Teen Titans Go!, and an episode of Revolution. This year, prepare to be wowed with The Flash, Gotham, iZombie, and Teen Titans Go!
Or if you’re not ready to commit to three hours of television, why not head over to room 300AB for the screening of FOX’s upcoming psychological thriller show Wayward Pines as well as a follow-up Q&A. Wayward Pines was developed for television by Chad Hodge, with its pilot directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The show stars Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones, and Shannyn Sossamon.
Foodies should head on over to the Elite Ballroom in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel next door for Fangirl Foods: Pop Culture and Food Collide, where you can learn all about making those perfect nerdy treats.
Fans of the show The Last Man on Earth can catch a sneak peek of the upcoming episode of the comedy show as well as participate in a Q&A with Will Forte, Chris Miller, and Phil Lord, all found in Room 300AB.
Comic book lovers and especially BOOM! Studios lovers should head over to Room 208 for the From Page to Screen panel to hear from the BOOM! Studios minds about the process of turning their original titles into featured film and television shows.
Or, head on over to the Arena for the World Premiere of Batman vs. Robin featuring a rebellious Damian Wayne picking up the mantle. For fans of the DC animated films and of Batman, this is a can’t miss. Following the premiere will be a panel with the talented voices and creators from the film: Jason O’Mara, Stuart Allan, Sean Maher, James Tucker, Jay Oliva, J.M. DeMatteis, and Phil Bourassa.
Saturday, April 4th
Saturday brings with it a very busy day for television. If you’re the sort to set up camp in a room for the day, we’ve got the choices for you to pick your poison.
After you’ve wandered the floor a little more, head on over to Room 300DE for a first look at the upcoming season of TNT’s The Last Ship along with the cast! We loved the first season of the show, and if you did too, this is definitely something to add to the list.
And the exclusive screenings don’t stop there, right after The Last Ship, stick around for the exclusive screening of the CW’s newest series The Messengers as well as a following Q&A with the creators and talent.
Double back to 300DE if you’re a fan of the showrunners as much as you are a fan of the stars of your favorite TV shows, as TV Guide magazine brings the showrunners of some of your favorite shows together for a massive panel. Lovers of shows like Salem, Community, 12 Monkeys, Orphan Black, and Bates Motel along with many others should check this out.
DC Universe fans can head on over to Room 300AB for a look into what Convergence will hold for the future of the comics. Then stick around after that for a look into Image Comics and their panel talking about being creator-owned. The panel includes Ed Brubaker (The Fade Out), Eric Stephenson (They’re Not Like Us), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), David Lapham(Stray Bullets), and Rick Remender (Black Science).
Comic fans of the art of Phil Noto (Jonah Hex, X-23, Uncanny X-Force, Black Widow) should head to Room 208 for a chance to hear him speak about his career as well as show examples of his artistic process. Having attended a few artist spotlights in the past years, I can say that even if you are not very familiar with Noto’s work, if you are a lover or admirer of graphic art this is going to be a very intriguing panel.
If you are looking forward to San Andreas or for some new footage from Mad Max: Fury Road head on over to the Arena for a special Warner Bros. Presentation. Then follow it up with the CW, who will be bringing with them their cast of iZombie as well as executive producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright for a special presentation and Q&A in the Arena.
Sunday, April 5th
The convention center opens at 10:30 for the final day of WonderCon Anaheim. The center closes at 5:00pm, so jump back on the floor if you have any last minute purchases to seek out.
Head over to Room 213 if you have a love of fashion as well as a love for comics in a panel with Babs Tarr (Batgirl), Kevin Wada (She-Hulk), Jake Wyatt (Ms. Marvel), and Kris Anka (Uncanny X-Men) as they discuss the fashion in play with our favorite superheroes of mainstream comics.
If you’re looking for a lax way to end the weekend, head over to the Arena, and sit yourself down for the sneak peek at the final episode of season one for PlayStation’s hit new original series Powers. Then, join cast members and executive producers of CW’s The Flash for a special video presentation and a Q&A (I think The Flash fans are going to have a lot of questions after the recent episodes).
Of course, autograph signing collectors and aficionados should plan to be at the center an hour before opening for ticket drawings on all three days. Friday will feature Salem, Saturday will feature Orphan Black, San Andreas, Gotham, Teen Titans Go!, and iZombie. Sunday will feature The Flash.
Hopefully we were able to help you narrow down your list (or maybe just expanded it) of what to look forward to this weekend at WonderCon. No matter what you decide, it looks to be shaping up to be an exciting year in Anaheim!