Home Con News WCA 2015: Sixth Wave of WonderCon Anaheim Special Guests announced
Comic-Con International have unveiled a Sixth Wave of Special Guests for WonderCon Anaheim 2015 – husband-and wife bestselling authors Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta, acclaimed writer Lisa Morton, DC Comics & Marvel writer James Robinson and Star Wars Rebels writer/executive producer Greg Weisman – to add to the spectacular line-up already announced.
WonderCon, the sister event of San Diego Comic-Con administrated by CCI, is drawing closer and closer, with thousands of attendees planning to descend on the city of Anaheim, California, in the first weekend of April. An incredible roster of creative talent will be available to fans, including award-winning artists and writers from across the globe, including Greg Pak, Babs Tarr, Kevin Maguire, Sergio Aragonés, Becky Cloonan and Neal Adams.
Badges are still available for purchase for both individual days and three day badges from the CCI website but these are expected to sell out as we get closer to the event itself – make sure you secure your badges, sooner rather that later to avoid disappointment.
From the Comic-Con International page on WonderCon Special Guests:
KEVIN J. ANDERSON (Author: Saga of Seven Suns series; Dan Shamble, Zombie PI):
Anderson has published 130 books, 54 of which have been bestsellers. He is best known for his Star Wars
, and Dune
novels, as well as a steampunk fantasy, Clockwork Angels,
written with legendary rock group Rush, his Saga of Seven Suns
series, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI
. He has written comics for DC, Marvel, IDW, Topps, BOOM!, and WildStorm. He edited numerous anthologies, including the Five by Five
and Blood Lite
series. He and his wife Rebecca Moesta
are the publishers of WordFire Press, with over 200 titles in print and eBook format, from 35 different authors. (Photo by Steven L. Sears)
REBECCA MOESTA (Author: Crystal Doors trilogy, Star Challengers trilogy):
Moseta (pronounced MESS-tuh) is the author of many science fiction and fantasy young adult books, both solo and in collaboration with her husband, Kevin J. Anderson
— including the Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights
series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Little Things, Star Trek: TNG, The Gorn Crisis
graphic novel, and the original Crystal Doors
trilogy, Grumpy Old Monsters
, and the Star Challengers
trilogy. She is also the co-publisher of WordFire Press
, which has released over 200 titles so far. (Photo by SweetTea Photography)
LISA MORTON (Author: Zombie Apocalypse!: Washington Deceased):
Lisa Morton is a screenwriter, author of non-fiction books, award-winning novelist, and Halloween expert whose work was described by the American Library Association’s Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horro
r as “consistently dark, unsettling, and frightening.” Her most recent releases are the novel Zombie Apocalypse!: Washington Deceased
and the novellas The Devil’s Birthday
and By Insanity of Reason
(co-authored with John R. Little
). Her next nonfiction book, Ghosts: A Cultural History
, will be published by Reaktion Books.
She currently serves as president of the Horror Writers Association, and she can be found online at www.lisamorton.com
. (Photo by Ellen Datlow)
JAMES ROBINSON (Writer: Fantastic Four, Heaven, Airboy):
Robinson was born in the United Kingdom but has lived in the U.S. since 1989, when he began working in comics, initially for DC and Dark Horse. Among his better-known and regarded works are Grendel Tales: Four Devils, One Hell,
sundry Legends of the Dark Knight
arcs, Superman, Justice League of America
, and Earth 2
. He is perhaps best known for his award-winning runs on both Starman
and Leave It to Chance.
After a long working relationship with DC Comics
, James has made the switch to Marvel Comics
, where he is having a blast writing the Fantastic Four
as well as several other soon-be-announced projects. He also has multiple creator-owned series forthcoming, including Heaven
for Image Comics and Grand Passion
at Dynamite Comics
. James resides in San Francisco with his dog Rex.
GREG WEISMAN (Writer/producer: Gargoyles, Star Wars Rebels): Weisman has been a storyteller all his life. His first professional work was on Captain Atom. Greg created, developed, and produced the animated TV series Gargoyles, later writing Gargoyles comics, while producing, writing, story editing, and acting for The Spectacular Spider-Man. He performed the same duties on Young Justice and its companion comic. Greg was a writer and executive producer on the first season of Star Wars Rebels and is writing the Star Wars Kanan comic. His first two novels, Rain of the Ghosts and Spirits of Ash and Foam, are in bookstores now.