WonderCon is taking place from March 29th – 31st at the Anaheim Convention Center. If you’re planning on attending, we have a list of genre events you won’t want to miss, including panels for Evil Dead, Under the Dome, and Pacific Rim:
Netflix’s Hemlock Grove: From executive producer Eli Roth (Cabin Fever) and based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, Netflix’s Hemlock Grove is a riveting one-hour murder mystery series that revolves around the residents of a former Pennsylvania steel town. When 17-year-old Brooke Bluebell is brutally murdered, any of Hemlock’s peculiar inhabitants-or killer creatures-could be suspects. Through the investigation, the town’s seamier side is exposed, revealing nothing is what it seems. Beautiful, terrifying, and graphic, Hemlock Grove is unlike anything else in its genre. Appearing are executive producers Roth, McGreevy, and Lee Shipman and cast members Famke Janssen (X-Men), Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible II), Bill Skarsgård (Anna Karenina), Landon Liboiron (Terra Nova), Penelope Mitchell, Freya Tingley, Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica), and Kandyse McClure (Battlestar Galactica). Room 300DE: Friday March 29, 2013 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Not Guilty by Reason of Zombification? Law and Forensic Psychiatry After the Zombie Apocalypse: During a “zombie apocalypse,” humans play by a new set of rules — or no rules at all. Zombies kill humans, humans hunt zombies, and humans murder other humans — with no legal repercussions. But suppose the zombie apocalypse ended after eradication of the zombies or the discovery of a cure that rejoined the dead with the living. When society’s laws are restored, what would happen if humans, zombies, and former zombies alike stood trial for their actions? Would any of them be found guilty, or would the circumstances of the apocalypse excuse crimes like theft, breaking and entering, misuse of a corpse, murder, and cannibalism? What legal defenses might apply? Join the forensic psychiatrists of Broadcast Thought, H. Eric Bender, M.D., Praveen R. Kambam, M.D., and Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., and the lawyers of Law and the Multiverse, James Daily, J.D. and Ryan Davidson, J.D. (The Law of Superheroes) as they examine the legal issues faced by a post-zombie-apocalyptic world. In a mock trial, the lawyers will be the prosecution and defense, the doctors will be the expert witnesses, and you will be the jury. Will the walking dead be found guilty, or will they walk free? Room 213: Friday March 29, 2013 6:30pm – 8:00pm
The World of Capcom: Capcom returns to WonderCon Anaheim with another stellar lineup of the hottest new video game titles in the coming year! Moderator Francis Mao leads a panel of Capcom’s producers and product managers to share trailers and sneak peeks of all the hot, new upcoming Capcom games featuring Remember Me, Lost Planet 3, Resident Evil: Revelations, Dragons Dogma Dark Arisen, Capcom Arcade Cabinet, Darkstalkers Resurrection, Monster Hunter Ultimate 3, Capcom Arcade Cabinet, and more. Room 300AB: Saturday March 30, 2013 11:00am – 12:00pm
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures: Pacific Rim with director Guillermo del Toro and New Line Cinema’s The Conjuring with director James Wan. Saturday March 30, 2013 11:30am – 12:30pm
Spotlight on Dean Koontz: #1 New York Times bestselling author and WonderCon Anaheim special guest Dean Koontz (Deeply Odd, on-sale 5/28, and Odd Thomas) shares stories from his life and his work, and takes questions from fans. Room 300DE: Saturday March 30, 2013 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Sony Pictures: Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Evil Dead, and This Is The End: Mortal Instruments: City of Bones — Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. Based on the worldwide best-selling book series. Please join the book’s author, Cassandra Clare, along with director Harald Zwart and stars Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower for an exclusive preview and discussion of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
Evil Dead — Producers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell have teamed up with director Fede Alvarez to bring you the much-anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, The Evil Dead. When five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin, they discover a Book of the Dead, which unwittingly summons up dormant demons living in the nearby woods. The youngsters become possessed in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. Please join producer Bruce Campbell and director Fede Alvarez, along with stars Jane Levy (Suburgatory) and Jessica Lucas (Cult) for questions and exclusive clips.
This Is The End — The Mayans predicted that the world was supposed to end last December, but we’re still here. So join Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson as they stop by to show the new trailer for This Is The End, which hits theaters June 14. The comedy This Is The End follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption. Arena: Saturday March 30, 2013 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Buffy Season 9: The Final Arc!: Dark Horse’s continuation of Joss Whedon’s cult favorite remains one of the most talked-about comics in today’s market. As we head toward the Season 9 finale, Dark Horse and WonderCon Anaheim are giving you an exclusive chance to hear all there is to tell about the final arcs of both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel & Faith from the creative teams themselves! Join Dark Horse PR director Jeremy Atkins, along with longtime Buffy writer Jane Espenson, Season 9 writer Andrew Chambliss and artist Georges Jeanty, Angel & Faith writer Christos Gage, and maybe a few surprise guests for what is guaranteed to be one panel you don’t wanna miss! Saturday March 30, 2013 6:00pm – 7:00pm
MTV’s Teen Wolf: Series stars Tyler Posey and Dylan O’Brien along with executive producer Jeff Davis preview what’s in store for season 3 of the hit series, with a Q&A moderated by The TV Fanatic and AfterElton.com’s Jim Halterman. Room 300AB Saturday March 30, 2013 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Under the Dome Sneak Peek and Q&A: Get a first look inside the Dome from the stars and creative minds of CBS’s highly anticipated summer series at a special WonderCon Anaheim appearance. Stars Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) and Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight) along with executive producers Neal Baer (Law & Order: SVU), Brian K. Vaughan (Lost), and Jack Bender (Lost), discuss the new series based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel Under The Dome. The series, produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, is the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from and if and when it will go away. Join us as the cast and executive producers share exclusive footage followed by a panel discussion. Room 300AB: Saturday March 30, 2013 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Exclusive Hannibal Screening: From acclaimed executive producer Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies), this is the only public screening of the first two episodes of NBC’s new drama series Hannibal, starring Hugh Dancy (The Big C), Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale), and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix). Hannibal premieres on NBC on Thursday, April 4 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. Room 213: Saturday March 30, 2013 8:30pm – 10:00pm
For more information on the WonderCon schedule, visit: http://www.comic-con.org/wca/programming-schedule