The biggest news in the last week relating to WonderCon Anaheim is that panel announcements started to go out. That means that we can slowly start piecing together the schedule, like a giant jigsaw puzzle, before Comic-Con International releases the complete, finalized schedule two weeks before the event. Of course, that’s not the only WonderCon news this week. There’s also lots of new merchandise that will be available at the convention, like plush creations and books, and more.
Here’s a look at the news you might have missed:
- Onelani, the creator of adorable plush creations, has listed WonderCon on her list of scheduled conventions for this year.
- Tony Kim posted on Twitter that he will have a WonderCon panel this year, with more details to come.
— Tony B Kim @ AwesomeCon (@Crazy4ComicCon) February 7, 2015
- Writer and activist P. Kristen Enos took to Twitter to announce that she’ll be moderating a panel on Queer Imagery in Animation at WonderCon.
Wondercon Anaheim 2015: I'll be moderating a panel on Queer Imagery in Animation! Details pending!
— P. Kristen Enos (@PKristenEnos) February 7, 2015
- Webcomics Advocates revealed they’ll be hosting The Webcomics Gathering at WonderCon this year.
Good news! We will be hosting The Webcomics Gathering at WonderCon in Anaheim this year! More details soon!
— Webcomics Advocates (@webcomicsadv) February 7, 2015
- In addition to having a booth and offering autographs at this year’s WonderCon, The Caped Wonder’s Superman reunion will also include a Q&A panel taking place on Saturday, April 4, from 10AM-11AM in Room 300AB.
- Nerdstrong, a fitness program “aimed at the nerd in all of us”, announced that they’ll be hosting a panel on Friday, April 3, at 3PM.
- Ken Choy and ABC Talent Development will be holding a two hour block of panels at this year’s WonderCon — Art of Pitch ad Hollywood Consultants: Your Story to Success.
So excited that I got .@wondercon panel confirmation that I accidentally undressed in front of an open window
— Ken Choy (@kenchoy) February 7, 2015
— gizmoporn (@gizmoporn) February 8, 2015
- Although we already confirmed that Jon Esparza, creator of CRAZYVERSE and Mike & Mindy, will be in attendance at WonderCon, Esparza has now confirmed on Twitter that he will likely have two new books available at the convention.
— Jon Esparza (@JonsCrazyTweets) February 8, 2015
- Richard Hatch, best known for his roles in Battlestar Galactica, will be headed to WonderCon this year. According to his official Facebook, he “will be teaching an acting class and doing a group panel”. The Acting Workshop: The Art and Secrets to Powerful Acting and Auditioning will be Friday, April 3, from 6PM-7PM in Room 210, and the group panel, Battlestar in Crisis, will take place on Sunday, April 5, from 12:30PM-1:30PM in Room 300DE. You can find more information on the Facebook event.
- Artist Rizzo Michelle showed off one of her new plush designed, “Berry Whales”, on tumblr. She’ll be debuting “a lot of new designs, new sculptures”, and new plush designs at the convention.