WonderCon is just around the corner – and on Friday, we’ll have the full panel schedule, which always makes everything feel a lot more real. But until then, we’ve got some panel announcements already, as well as news of commission lists, items you can pick up at the convention, and much more.
Here’s a look at the news you might have missed:
- Artist Mat Nastos is now taking commissions for WonderCon, with quick sketches starting at just $35. You can find more information, as well as more examples of his work, on Facebook.
- Award-winning author of Updraft and Cloudbound, Fran Wilde, revealed on Twitter that she will be on a panel at WonderCon this year on Friday, March 31, as well as doing signings. More information to come.
- For those of you who enjoyed last year’s Collider Heroes panel, we’ve got some bad news – panelist Jon Schnepp has confirmed it won’t be returning to this year’s event.
— Jon Schnepp (@JonSchnepp) March 6, 2017
- But we know several things and people that will be holding panels at WonderCon, ahead of Friday’s full panel schedule release – including Geek & Sundry. The Talks Machina panel take place on Saturday, April 1 from 2PM-3PM.
Send the ravens! The official @TalksMachina #WonderCon panel is scheduled for Saturday, April 1st at 2-3pm in the Arena. Don't miss it! #WCA pic.twitter.com/z9aDpdqAWR
— Geek & Sundry (@GeekandSundry) March 15, 2017
- Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld will be holding a panel on Saturday, April 1 at 4PM to give readers a first-look at the new Deadpool: Bad Blood – according to ComicBook.com. The panel will be hosted by Marvel creative director Brian Crosby.
- Additionally, Schmoes Know will be hosting a Movie Trivia “Schmoedown” on Sunday, April 2 at 1:30PM in Room 300DE.
Schmoedown fans! We will be doing a Schmoedown panel at this year's #Wondercon in Anaheim CA. Sunday April 2nd at 1:30 in room 300DE pic.twitter.com/GmhaBWjEdf
— Kristian Harloff (@KristianHarloff) March 14, 2017
- Team NS3, a new all-ages graphic novel, will be on a panel on Sunday, April 2 as well.
If you're going to @WonderCon this year, Team NS3 will be there on Sunday, April 2nd for a great panel! See you there! pic.twitter.com/3qq69RmBKr
— Team NS3 (@TeamNS3) March 12, 2017
- The International Animated Film Association (ASIFA-Hollywood) will be in Booth #1711 on the show floor, where they’ll have information on memberships, upcoming events, screenings, and the Annie Awards. Additionally, you can find them on Friday, March 31 from 6:30PM-7:30PM in Room 21 for a panel on The Independent Animated Feature: Rewards and Challenges.
- Author R.A. Salvatore will be at the convention on Saturday, April 1, where he’ll be signing autographs and appearing on a panel.
- Finally, actress and producer Kylie Sparks will be at WonderCon on Friday, March 31 – before hopping over to BinderCon for the rest of the weekend.
- But that’s enough about panels, right? Let’s look at some of the things you’ll be able to buy at WonderCon – starting off with one of our favorites, Gabby Zapata. She will have pins, Super Cuties V3adorable screen-printed mermaid tote bags, and even .
✨🍰 Glitter Cupcake Cutie Pins are up on etsy! Limited quantity available online, more at Wondercon!👉🏽 https://t.co/o3rUT4Cpx4 🍰✨ pic.twitter.com/YGwUZEP552
— Gabby Zapata (@gabbyzapata) March 10, 2017
👊🏼Super Cuties V3 up for preorder! The rest will go to #wondercon2017 ! https://t.co/IRHVCn4coL 👊🏼 pic.twitter.com/XVF1VjHNrs
— Gabby Zapata (@gabbyzapata) March 3, 2017
✨💕Hand-done Screen Printed pastel mermie tote bags for wondercon! 💕✨😊😊😊😊 phewwww! pic.twitter.com/xASYtC94f0
— Gabby Zapata (@gabbyzapata) February 21, 2017
- Artist Scott Blair will have a Star Wars Splash Mountain piece available at WonderCon – perfect for the con’s first year back in Anaheim.
Star Wars Splash Mountain Copic marker piece for WonderCon pic.twitter.com/0PiJWkOSzt
— Scott Blair Art (@scottblairart) March 8, 2017
- Pocket Princesses creator Amy Mebberson is taking pre-commissions for WonderCon – so if you haven’t already, make sure you e-mail her pronto. You won’t regret it.
Wondercon pre-commissions are now open! Taking a VERY small number due to workload, so email me (amymebberson at gmail) with your idea.
— Amy Mebberson ✌️🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️Ally (@amymebberson) March 8, 2017
- And her frequent partner in crime, James Silvani, has also opened commissions. Prices start at $80 per character in gray marker – and you can find information on how to request a commission on his Instagram.
- You’re at WonderCon, and you’re starving – what’s a boy or girl to do? The 2 Baked Girls of KNEADY Bakery are taking pre-orders for their 2017 WonderCon Packages. For every box of delicious, nerdy goodies sold, KNEADY Bakery is donating $1 to Operation Smile, which is the same charity supported by NerdHQ, and a very worthy cause. They will stop taking orders on March 24. Order your Robert Brownie, Jrs while you can!
- Not all heroes wear capes – and you can be one at WonderCon during the Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive. Their hours are Friday, March 31 from 12PM-6:15PM, and Saturday, April 1 – Sunday, April 2 from 10AM until 4PM daily. You can schedule an appointment today, or make one on-site.
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