With WonderCon Anaheim 2017 just a few days away, it’s time to start planning which panels you would like to see. The official Comic-Con website has released a full list of panels, and I have chosen a select few that can’t be missed.
The Psychology of Harry Potter: Houses of Hogwarts- Friday @ 3:30 pm, Room 208
All Harry Potter fans can unite together to discuss the deeper meanings of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. Panelists Jessica Tseang (owner of Girl on Geek), Erik Amaya (Comic Book Resources), Adrienne Alwag-Aipia (host of Tread Perilously), Jim Thompson (Esquire), Dina Kampmeyer (Lady Steam Cosplay), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy), and Dr. Travis Langley ( Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology) will discuss the meanings behind the houses.
World Premiere of Teen Titans: The Judas Contract- Friday @ 6:00 pm, Arena
Teen Titans: The Judas Contract is the latest in the DC Univers Original Movie series.
The Judas Contract finds the Teen Titans—Starfire, Beast Boy, Raven, Blue Beetle, Robin, and the just-returned Nightwing—working as a cohesive team in their never-ending battle against evil. But their newest teammate, the mysterious and powerful Terra, may be altering that dynamic. Meanwhile, an ancient evil, Brother Blood, has awakened, and familiar foe Deathstroke is lurking in the shadows—both waiting to pounce.
All Teen Titans fans, young or old, will not want to miss out on this panel and its number of special guests including Sean Maher (Firefly) as Nightwing, Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story) as Raven, Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) as Blue Beetle, Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder) as Beast Boy, Kari Wahlgren (Legion of Super Heroes) as Starfire, and Stuart Allan (Batman vs. Robin) as Robin/Damian. The producer of Batman: Killing Joke, Sam Liu, will be joined by supervising producer James Tucker (Batman: Bad Blood), and character designer Phil Bourassa (Justice League Dark). Be sure to stay throughout the entire panel as fans will get a chance to win special prizes by answering questions, and moderator Gary Miereanu may announce special guests! If you can’t make it to the screening on Friday, an encore screening will be held on Sunday at 3:15 pm in the Arena.
Geek & Sundry Live!- Saturday @ 1 pm, Room 207
Geek & Sundry is a gaming, lifestyle and pop-culture website brought to you by Felicia Day, who is an American actress, singer, writer, and producer. Her website hosts some of the internet’s most popular shows such as Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, Critical Role, and LARPS. During Geek & Sundry Live! fans can expect to learn about what it takes to host a broadcast as well as what will happen to broadcasts in the future. Talking on the panel will be Ivan Van Norman (Game the Game), Erika Ishii (Game Together), Hector Navarro (Dick & Johnson), Stef Woodburn (Mines ‘n Crafts), and Eric C. Campbell (Eric’s TBD RPG). There will also be a Q&A session moderated by Twitch’s supervising producer Sax Carr.
Marvel Original Graphic Novel- Deadpool: Bad Blood- Saturday @ 4 pm, Room 209
Everyone’s favorite mercenary appears in an all-new graphic novel titled Deadpool: Bad Blood. Deadpool’s first ever original graphic novel will feature Deadpool himself, his allies Cabel, Domino, Shatterstar, and Star-Lord, and his enemy, Thumper. Marvel’s creative director Brian Crosby and writer/artist Rob Liefeld team up to discuss Deadpool: Bad Blood and will stick around after the panel for some Q&A.
Warner Bros. Pictures- Saturday @ 4:30 pm, Arena
Although there is not much information posted about this panel on Comic-Cons website, anyone who is a fan of WB, New Line, or DC films can expect to see sneak peak of their upcoming films, as well as special guests that are yet to be announced.
The Nerdist Panel- Saturday @ 5:15 pm, Room 300AB
The host of Nerdist news, Jessica Chobot, will be accompanied by a handful of other Nerdist crew members such as Kyle Hill (Because Science), Rachel Heine (Nerdist-editor-in-chief), Andrew Bowser (Nerdist supervising creative producer), Mike Shaw (Nerdist head of video), Joan Ford (Nerdist writer), and Aristotle Acevedo (Nerdist podcast producer) to talk about what it’s like to work for Nerdist. The panel will be moderated by Dan Casey (The Dan Cave).
Nerdist Science with Kyle Hill: The Science of Mass Effect- Saturday @ 6:15 pm, Room 300AB
Kyle Hill (Because Science) will be discussing the scientific accuracy of the Mass Effect franchise and will moderate a Q&A after the panel. He will be joined by Matthew Patrick (The Game Theorist), Dianna Cowern (PBS’s The Physics Girl), Raquel Nuno (UCLA’s Earth, Planetary, and Space Science), and Jennifer Ouellette (The Physics of the Buffyverse).
Princess Leia: A Special Star Wars Fan Tribute- Sunday @ 11:30 am, Room 300DE
This panel dedicated to the memory of actress Carrie Fisher will be nothing less than heartwarming. All attendees are encouraged to dress up for the panel as they listen to stories of how important Carrier Fisher was in many people’s lives. The panel will be hosted by Star Wars fan clubs: Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, R2 Builders, and the 501st legion. If you’re a fan of Carrie Fisher, this panel is a cant-miss.
The Science of Star Wars- Sunday @ 3:30 pm, Room 208
NASA engineer Emily Manor-Chapman will be on the panel along with Kieran Dickson (Editor, COMET), Fon Davis (Star Wars production designer), Travis Langley ( editor, Star Wars Psychology), Jaina Scarlet (author, Superhero Therapy), and other panelists and will discuss the science and technology behind Star Wars, and fans will be able to ask about which technologies we may be able to see in the future, or which are totally science-fiction. The panel will be moderated by Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia).
These are just a select few of all of the amazing panels that will be going on during Wondercon 2017. To see the full list, head on over the official Comic-Con website and check it out!
Are you attending WonderCon 2017? Which panels will you be viewing? Let me know in the comments below!