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Special Guests for WonderCon Anaheim 2023 Revealed [UPDATE February 23]

WonderCon is back! Comic-Con International is busy preparing for their Anaheim convention and couldn’t wait to give us a “sneak peek” at four guests who have already confirmed they’ll be at the Anaheim Convention Center March 24-26.

[UPDATE February 23]

The final round of Special Guests for WonderCon Anaheim 2023 have been revealed. From Comic-Con International’s Toucan Blog, the new round includes:

  • Alane Adams • Author, Legends of Orkney, Legnds of Olympus, The Witches of Orkney
  • Tom Cook • Animator/director/artist, Scooby DooSmurfsHe-Man and the Masters of the UniverseShe-Ra Princess of PowerGhostbustersDisney’s Mighty Ducks
  • Steve Leialoha • Comic Book Artist, FablesPetrefaxWarlockHoward the DuckSpider-Woman
  • Trina Robbins • Cartoonist/comics herstorian, The Legend of Wonder Woman, A Century of Women Cartoonists, Pretty In Ink
  • Gene Luen Yang • Writer/author, American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints, Marvel’s Shang-Chi


Comic-Con International has unveiled the fifth wave of Special Guests for WonderCon Anaheim, and it includes some heavy hitters. From the Toucan Blog, the new round includes:

  • Phil Jimenez • Writer/artist, TempestThe Invisibles, JLA/Titans, New X-Men, Wonder Woman, Infinite Crisis
  • Tom King • Writer, Batman/Catwoman, Grayson, Heroes in Crisis, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow
  • Joe Quinones • Artist/illustrator, Dial H for Hero, Howard the Duck, America, Spider-Man
  • Marv Wolfman • Writer, Blade, Black Cat, New Teen Titans

CCI announced four new Special Guests for WonderCon Anaheim this week. From the Toucan Blog, their Fourth Wave of Special Guests includes:

  • Adam Hughes • Illustrator, Black Widow, Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Fairest, Hellboy: Krampusnacht and Hellboy: Seven Wives Club
  • Jae Lee • Comic Book Artist, Marvel’s The Inhumans, Stephen King’s Dark Tower, Before Watchmen: Ozymandias, and Batman/Superman
  • Gary Phillips • Author/editor, Kolchak, the Night Stalker, pulp favorite The Spider, Anthony-winningThe Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir
  • Evan “Doc” Shaner • DC Comics cartoonist, Future Quest, The Terrifics, Man of Steel, Supergirl, Doom Patrol, and Strange Adventures

CCI announced four new Special Guests for WonderCon Anaheim this week. From the Toucan Blog, their Third Wave of Special Guests includes:

  • Mingjue Helen Chen • Illustrator, DC Comics, Marvel, Disney Publishing, BOOM!; Contributor, Jungle Book, Gotham Academy, and Silk
  • Mitch Gerads • Artist, Mister Miracle, Batman, Strange Adventures, and The Sheriff of Babylon
  • Tom Ruegger • Emmy winning creator/producer/writer/showrunner of many beloved animated TV series, including Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brian, Tiny Toon Adventures, Road Rover, and Histeria!
  • Paul Rugg • Co-developer and the voice of Freakazoid in Steven Spielberg Presents: Freakazoid

It looks like CCI is referring to their previously announced “sneak peek” of WonderCon Special Guests as their First Wave. From the Toucan Blog, their Second Wave of Special Guests includes:

  • Mark Evanier • Author, Kirby, King of Comics, historian
  • Daniel Warren Johnson • Comic book writer, artist, and illustrator with clients including Image, DC, Marvel, Wizards of the Coast
  • Annalee Newitz • Journalist, editor, and author of fiction and nonfiction, recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship from MIT, and contributor for Popular ScienceThe New Yorker, and the Washington Post.
  • James Rollins New York Times bestselling author of the Sigma Force series: Sandstorm, Map of Bones, Black Order, The Judas Strain, The Last Oracle, The Doomsday Key, The Devil Colony, Bloodline, and more.

From the Toucan Blog, attendees to WonderCon Anaheim 2023 can look forward to seeing:

  • Jason Aaron • Comic book writer, Thor, Wolverine, PunisherAvengers series
  • Jenny Frison • Illustrator/comic book cover artist, Poison IvyHarley QuinnWonder Woman
  • Mark Russell • Author/ comic book writer, The Flintstones, the GLAAD Award winning Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, Second Coming, Superman: Space Age, and the Eisner and Ringo Award winning Not All Robots
  • Greg Van Eekhout • Author, Weird Kid

Additional special guests will be announced “soon”.

You can find the complete announcement on the Toucan Blog.

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