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While it doesn’t have the star-studded, Hollywood presence of its big sister companion San Diego Comic-Con, WonderCon is still a much beloved and well-received predecessor before the big cinematic announcements become public in the summer. This year WonderCon returns to the Anaheim Convention Center after last year’s momentary location in Los Angeles. Despite the convention being primarily, DC oriented, there’s still a lot for Marvel fans to look forward to during the 3-day convention.

WonderCon 2017

Friday Marvel Highlights:

Marvel Animation Storytellers
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 300DE
Marvel Animation panelists give you an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at how Marvel assembles acclaimed animated series such as Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Led by Cort Lane (SVP, animation and family entertainment) and Stephen Wacker (VP, current series, and development), with several special guests, the Marvel Animation team shares rare insight into the writing process, sneak peeks from upcoming episodes and tons of scoops on future storylines.

Behind the Creative Process of Logan
Room 300DE
Wishing you had more insider info on what it took to make FOX’s epic film Logan? HALON Entertainment’s previs and postvis supervisor, Clint Reagan, and Art Directors Guild Award-nominated production designer Francois Audouy take you behind the scenes with never-before-seen material. Clint and Francois will dive into one of Logan’s action-packed sequences to discuss defining the look, action, and story details of the film. You won’t want to miss this journey deep into the world of Logan!

Saturday Marvel Highlights:

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Executive producer and head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb, series stars, and producers of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. talk all things season 4. Find out what’s coming up with a Q&A and special screening of a never-before-seen episode. The action-packed series from Marvel Television returns this April, airing Tuesdays, 10/9c on ABC.

Marvel Original Graphic Novel – Deadpool: Bad Blood Panel
Room 209
Join Marvel’s creative director Brian Crosby and writer/artist Rob Liefeld in this can’t-miss panel discussing Marvel’s all-new original graphic novel, Deadpool: Bad Blood! Learn all about what’s in store for the Merc with a Mouth when new villain Thumper shows up to take his revenge—and just how are Cable and Domino involved? Stick around after the discussion for a Q&A session to get all of your burning Deadpool questions answered!

VFX of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Room 300AB
Mark Kolpack (visual effects supervisor, Marvel), Sabrina Arnold (visual effects producer, Marvel), Kevin Lingenfelser (visual effects supervisor, FuseFX), and Dan Mellitz (visual effects supervisor, CoSA VFX) discuss what is needed to take characters like Ghost Rider, Hive, Quake, and others out of the comics and onto television. Moderated by Shawn Richter from The Marvel Report.

Sunday Marvel Highlights:

Beyond Marvel’s Black Widow with Margaret Stohl
Room 207
Margaret Stohl (Mighty Captain Marvel comic, Black Widow novels) and Mark Waid (Black Widow, Avengers, Jughead comics) talk all things Widow and writing. Join Margie and Mark for this one-on-one interview and Q&A session!

There are also a slew of Marvel industry guests, including Michael Cho, Sanford Greene, Bob Layton, Jim Lee, Marguerite Sauvage, Simon Spurrier, Lissa Treiman, Mark Waid, David F. Walker, and Marvel Visual Development Advisor Andy Park. And don’t forget the plethora of cosplay make-up and creation panels as well as Marvel writers and artists participating in discussion including spirituality in comics, women in the comic book universe, and pitching your idea to executives in your chosen artistic media.

WonderCon hits the Anaheim Convention Center March 31-April 2.

By: Kayla Mallari