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Dark Horse Comics is headed to Wondercon with a loaded schedule

The publishing giant brings a full slate to the Anaheim con with plenty of signings and panels.

Dark Horse always does a great job at these shows and Wondercon is no different than Emerald City, or the big CC’s in NY and San Diego. The publisher, which has to be the largest independent publishing house in the comic book industry these days, will be bringing the likes of big talent like Gail Simone (Tomb Raider) to the signing tables and some very impressive panels for fans to take in to the conference rooms. Don’t forget about the special edition books either as Dark Horse will have variants of a bunch of their best current comics on hand (while supplies last), with sales for the variant edition of The Witcher going to benefit Sharon and (artist) Stan Sakai.

Wondercon might take a back seat to San Diego when you’re talking about California Comic Cons, but it’s no slouch. The Con pulls in tons of fans from across the state and beyond, and is a pinnacle event for the city of Anaheim. Here’s your full rundown of what Dark Horse will have on hand at the show:

SIGNING SCHEDULE

Friday, April 18

1:00 p.m. Avatar: The Last Airbender: Gene Yang

3:00 p.m. Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi: Dan Parsons

Saturday, April 19

11:00 a.m. Bad Houses: Sara Ryan

12:00 p.m. Avatar: The Last Airbender: Gene Yang

3:00 p.m. Tomb Raider: Gail Simone

4:00 p.m. Never Ending: D. J. KirkbrideRobert Love

5:00 p.m. The Fifth Beatle: Vivek J. TiwaryAndrew C. Robinso 

Sunday, April 20

11:30 a.m. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10: Christos Gage

1:00 p.m. The Star Wars: Mike Mayhew

3:00 p.m. Serenity: Leaves on the Wind: Zack Whedon, Georges Jeanty*

*Ticketed event. A set number of tickets will be distributed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings by drawing.

PANEL SCHEDULE 

Friday, April 18

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Room 203 The Making of Star Wars

WonderCon Anaheim special guest artist Mike Mayhew (Avengers) goes behind the scenes of the Diamond Gem Award–winning series The Star Wars, from Dark Horse Comics. Mike will take you on a tour of the universe that was never meant to be, from its mysterious origins to a sneak peek at the collected volumes coming this summer.

Saturday, April 19

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., Room 213 Dark Horse Presents Avatar: The Last Airbender

Dark Horse’s growing line of books following up on the original Nickelodeon hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender have achieved bestseller status! Working directly with the show’s creators, Gene Yang (American Born ChineseBoxers and Saints) penned the first three-book series, The Promise, to universal acclaim, and followed it with The Search. Now, Yang tackles the events directly following The Search in The Rift. Join Gene Yang for an exclusive look at what’s to come in what is sure to be one of the year’s most talked about series!

Sunday, April 20

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m., Room 213 Dark Horse Presents Whedonversity 

Dark Horse’s continuations of Joss Whedon’s cult favorites (SerenityBuffyAngel & Faith) remain some of the most-talked-about comics in today’s market. Dark Horse and WonderCon Anaheim are giving you an exclusive chance to hear all there is to tell about the upcoming arcs of both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Serenity from the creative teams themselves! Join Dark Horse, along with Buffy Season 10 writer Christos GageSerenity writer Zack Whedon, and artist Georges Jeanty, for what is guaranteed to be one panel you don’t wanna miss!

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