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The Horror Highlights of WonderCon 2012





Sunday, March 18th

11:30-12:30 Steampunk 101— H.G. Wells, leather corsets, goggles, gears and steam-powered blasters: These are all marks of the genre, but what exactly is Steampunk? Explore the answer to this basic question and much more with scintillating steampunk experts Donna Ricci (Clockwork Couture), Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika); Thomas Willeford (Brute Force Studios); Nick Bauman, Andrew Fogel and Duane Matthews (The League of S.T.E.A.M.); and moderator Dina Kampmeyer (The Manticore Society). Room 213

12:00-1:00 Avatar Press and Max Books— Max Brooks (Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z) joins the folks from Avatar Press to discuss the latest zombie news and horror comics. Enjoy Brooks' fan-favorite lecture on the zombie genre and tips for surviving the holocaust, while simultaneously learning about the industry's most risk-taking comics publisher, Avatar Press. Room 204

12:00-1:00 Alcatraz Special Video Presentation and Q&A— Don't miss this classified session with stars Sarah Jones (Sons of Anarchy), Jorge Garcia (Lost), Jonny Coyne (Lara Craft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life), and Parminder Nagra (ER); executive producers Jennifer Johnson (Lost), Daniel Pyne (Lost), and Jack Bender (Lost); and co-creators/co-executive producers Bryan Wynbrandt and Steven Lilien (both Kyle XY). They'll dish the ultimate insider information about the mysterious 1963 disappearance of the Alcatraz inmates, guards, and staff. Fans will learn about where they've been and why they are returning, and the creative team will reveal exclusive information about the remaining episodes of the first season. Ballroom, Third Level

12:30-1:30 Spotlight on Steve Niles— WonderCon special guest Steve Niles (creator, 30 Days of Night), talks about his career, including his new ventures in film (Remains, based on his zombie comic story and appearing on Chiller Network) and what's coming up next for him with fellow writer Joshua Fialkov (I, Vampire). Room 211

1:00-2:00 Behind the Music: Composing for Fan-Favorite Projects— Featuring the musically creative minds behind this year's top sci-fi/fantasy/action/animated television series and highly anticipated films. A group of talented composers describe how they elevate scoring to new heights, provide sneak peaks to their projects, and participate in WonderCon's exclusive debut of a LIVE composing demo. Prolific composers include Nathan Barr (True Blood), Jim Dooley (Wilfred), Robert Duncan (Castle), Mark Isham (Once Upon A Time), Danny Jacob (Phineas and Ferb), David Ari Leon (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes) and Blake Neely (The Mentalist). A special guest moderator will be announced. A Q&A session and exclusive giveaways will follow the discussion! Hosted by CW3PR, Costa Communications and ASCAP. Room 204

1:00-2:00 Fringe Special Video Presentation and Q&A— Join the producers and cast of the mind-bending, universe-crossing series Fringe for a Q&A session and get a sneak peek of what is to come, as the fates of all your favorite characters hang in the balance between two universes, two timelines, and too many creepy bad guys to go around. Talk doppelgangers, shapeshifters, Observers and whatever Walter is cooking up! Now in its fourth season, Fringe continues to explore new cases with endless impossibilities. Ballroom, Third Level

2:00-3:00 Once Upon a Time— A must-see event for LOST and Once Upon a Time fans! Master storytellers Eddy Kitsis (LOST and Tron: Legacy) and Adam Horowitz (LOST and Tron: Legacy) bring you an exclusive advance screening of "Heart of Darkness," an all-new episode of ABC's Once Upon a Time. After the screening, Join Eddy and Adam for Q&A and lots of great surprises. You won't want to miss it! Ballroom, Third Level

3:30-4:30 The Godzilla Films of Ishiro Honda— Honda historian Peter H. Brothers, author of Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men, will discuss the director's eight Godzilla films and the circumstances leading to the monster's metamorphosis from powerful social commentary to pop-culture icon. Room 213

4:00-5:00 Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog— WonderCon's going out on a high note! FandomCharities.org and Whedonopolis.com, the folks who bring you the Comic-Con Buffy sing-along of "Once More With Feeling," present a screening of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog! This will be an event to remember, so come to the show and revel in the musical genius of the Whedons! But remember, the best part of the show is up to you! Cheer for Dr. Horrible! Cheer for Penny! Cheer for Moist! Cheer for the Freeze Ray! Cheer -- or whatever -- for "Captain Hammer, Corporate Tool"! Just have fun and be sure to make Bad Horse gleeful. Audience participation: it isn't just for Rocky Horror and mob riots anymore. Ballroom, Third Level

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