Major push for Green Lantern with panels and signings and screenigns of comics, movies, cartoons and more. Via the Source Blog:
FRIDAY, April 1
DC NATION 1-2pm, Room 103 The DC NATION returns to the Bay Area! Executive Editor Eddie Berganza and Co-Publisher Dan DiDio and some of comics’ top talents give you the inside scoop on what’s new from DC Entertainment. DCU, VERTIGO and MAD will all be discussed, so come on by and join the nation!
GREEN LANTERN 2-3pm, Room 103 What’s in store for Green Lantern’s comics adventures in 2011? War! Join Executive Editor Eddie Berganza, Geoff Johns and others to get a sneak peak into the future of GL in the DCU!
5:00-6:00 Warner Bros.: Green Lantern— Green Lantern will shine bright at WonderCon, beginning with an opening day panel with the stars of the upcoming feature film, in theaters June 17. The highly anticipated Green Lantern movie will be the first live-action feature film to star the popular DC Comics character. The film relates the origin story of alter ego Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds), a test pilot and the first human chosen to wear the ring that provides him his superpowers. Join Ryan Reynolds and other special guests from the film for a look at Warner Bros.’ superhero actioner: Green Lantern! Esplanade Ballroom
6:00-8:00 WORLD PREMIERE! Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Animated Original Movie— Only at WonderCon! Warner Home Video proudly presents the World Premiere of Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, an all-new DC Universe Animated Original Movie that weaves six interlocking stories of the Green Lantern Corps’ rich mythology around preparations for an attack by an ancient enemy. As the battle approaches, Hal Jordan (voiced by Nathan Fillion, Castle) mentors new recruit Arisia (Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men) in the history of the Green Lantern Corps, telling tales of Avra (the first Green Lantern) and several of Hal’s comrades, including Abin Sur, Kilowog, Laira and Mogo. In the end, Arisia must rise to the occasion to help Hal, Sinestro, and the entire Green Lantern Corps save the universe from the destructive forces of Krona. Other voice cast members include actor/spoken word artist Henry Rollins, Jason Isaacs (the Harry Potter films), Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy), Wade Williams (Prison Break), Kelly Hu (The Vampire Diaries) and professional wrestling legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper! Animation guru Bruce Timm is executive producer, and the directors are Lauren Montgomery, Jay Oliva, and Christopher Berkeley. Scripting the film are comic book luminaries Geoff Johns, Dave Gibbons, Peter J. Tomasi, Eddie Berganza, Alan Burnett, Todd Casey and Michael Green & Marc Guggenheim. Come for the movie and stay for the post-screening panel, which will feature filmmakers and members of the voice cast (highlighted in bold above)! Green Lantern: Emerald Knights will be distributed June 7 by Warner Home Video as part of the build-up to the release of the highly anticipated live action film, Green Lantern, in theaters June 17. Esplanade Ballroom
Signings at the DC Booth:
2:00 – 3:00pm Frank Quitely, Tony Daniel, Judd Winick, Amy Reeder
3:00 – 4:00pm Geoff Johns, Francis Manapul
4:00 – 4:30 pm Green Lantern Movie Cast Signing Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Peter Sarsgaard *NOTE: Wristband required. Wristbands will be given away at the start of the day through a special drawing at the Wondercon booth #140.
SATURDAY, April 2
DC UNIVERSE 11:30am-12:30pm, Room 103 What will happen to your favorite DCU characters during this year’s major events? Join DC’s Executive Editor – DCU Eddie Berganza along with Paul Levitz, Francis Manapul, James Robinson, Judd Winick, Marv Wolfman and others to hear about upcoming highlights from the DCU.
SCALPED: ONE ON ONE WITH JASON AARON 6-7pm, Room 104 The mind behind Vertigo’s critically acclaimed series comes to WonderCon! Jason Aaron is joined by VP – Marketing, John Cunningham, for an in-depth look back at the first 47 issues of Scalped – as well as a glimpse at what’s to come!
Signings at the DC Booth:
12:00pm – 1:00pm Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Signing Alan Burnett, Geoff Johns, Andrea Romano, Bruce Timm, Wade Williams & more *NOTE: Wristband required. Wristbands will be given away at the start of the day through a special drawing at the Wondercon booth #140.
1:00 – 2:00pm Paul Levitz, Len Wein, Sterling Gates, Philip Tan
2:00 – 3:00pm Ryan Benjamin, Tony Daniel, Amy Reeder, Marv Wolfman, Jason Aaron
3:00 – 4:00pm JT Krul, James Robinson, Judd Winick
4:00 – 5:00pm Geoff Johns, Francis Manapul, Riccardo Burchielli, Chris Roberson
SUNDAY, April 3
DC ICONS 2-3pm, Room 103 DC’s top heroes are the topic of this panel spotlight. Executive Editor Eddie Berganza, Tony Daniel, Amy Reeder and others lead the discussion on the latest Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman news.
DRAWING DC 4-5pm, Room 200/212 Superstar artists Francis Manapul, Ryan Benjamin and Amy Reeder show off their distinctive styles while drawing on a machine that projects their work on a giant screen. Check out this unique presentation that will give you an inside glimpse into the artistic process!
Signings at the DC Booth:
12:30 – 1:30pm Human Target Cast Signing Matt Miller, Janet Montgomery, Mark Valley, Jackie Earle Haley *NOTE: Wristband required. Wristbands will be given away at the start of the day through a special drawing at the Wondercon booth #140.
1:30 – 2:30pm Paul Levitz, Marv Wolfman, Riccardo Burchielli
2:30 – 3:30pm James Robinson, JT Krul, Francis Manapul, Philip Tan
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