It’s that time of year again, folks: a time of cosplay and comics, of panels and signings… a time known lovingly ’round these parts as Convention Season! You may have seen us kick the year off at Bangers, Austin for SXSW 2015, but if you’re based in the Los Angeles area, you can come see us this weekend at WonderCon 2015! Along with our pals at Geek & Sundry, we’ll be hanging out all weekend long at Booth #1612, right in the heart of the con floor.
All your Nerdist favorites will be there, including Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News, Bizarre States), Dan Casey (The Dan Cave), Malik Forte (Nerdist Play), and Kyle Hill (Because Science). We’ll also have signings with Chris Hardwick, Felicia Day, and Jessica Chobot, a whole host of Nerdist and Geek & Sundry merch available for purchase, and of course, giveaways a-plenty. Among the sweet items you can nab are con-exclusive Nerdist sunglasses and temporary tattoos, as well as Magic the Gathering goodies to celebrate Geek & Sundry’s Spellslingers Season 3! But wait, there’s MORE: we’ll also be showcasing live editions of Nerdist News, the Nerdist Writers Panel, and Geek & Sundry Trivia, AND hosting several panels throughout the weekend. Yeah. It’s a good time to be a nerd.
And because we love you so much, we want to hang out with you! Come chat with us, enter to win some of our awesome prizes, take a few nerdy snapshots in our photobooth, and keep your eyes peeled for a few surprise guests throughout the Con.
Here’s the full breakdown of where we’ll be:
Friday, April 3: 12 – 7pm
12:30 – 1:15pm (Booth #1612) – #LetsPlayTogether – A Geek & Sundry meet and greet with Twitch Overlord Zac Eubank and Twitch host Becca Scott!
1:30 – 2:00pm (Booth #1612) – Our favoritest Chobot of them all, Jessica Chobot herself, will host a meet and greet for all you Nerdist News fans out there.
3:30 – 4:15pm (Booth #1612) – Come meet more of Geek & Sundry’s Twitch hosts, Hector Navarro and Ify Nwadiwe.
5:00 – 5:30pm (Booth #1612) – Witness the witty banter for yourself with our Nerdist News meet and greet, featuring Jessica Chobot, director Mike Shaw, head writer Ben Mekler, and Dan “The Dan Cave” Casey!
6:30 – 7:30pm (Room 300DE) – Think you know pop culture better than anyone? Well, you clearly haven’t met us yet. Face off against your fellow geeks with the Geek & Sundry Twitch channel crew and Vloggers for a chance to win a prize from the Limited Edition International TableTop Day Promo Kit.
7:30 – 8:20pm (Room 208) – Join Jessica Chobot and the rest of the Nerdist News gang as they bring you the latest in movie, TV, comic book, gaming, and tech news in a special LIVE WonderCon episode! See how the magic happens behind-the-scenes, catch some surprise special guests, and join the conversation with a Q&A.
8:20 – 9:10pm (Room 208) – Gamer extraordinaire and Nerdist Gaming Editor, Malik Forte, takes the stage with special guests to take a look at the year in gaming, from what’s coming up on the next-gen systems to the current state of gaming culture.
9:10 – 10pm (Room 208) – Join Pop My Culture’s Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland as they discuss movies, music, TV, celebrity gossip, and all the usual trappings with special guests Jessica Chobot and Whitney Moore! It’s the perfect way to close out your first day at the con.
Saturday, April 4: 10am – 7pm
11:30am – 12:30pm (Room 300DE) – Swing by Felicia Day‘s panel to hear more about her upcoming projects, what’s on the horizon for Geek & Sundry, and to catch a sneak peek at her new book, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost).
1:00 – 3:00pm (Both #1612) – Can’t make Felicia’s panel? One hour of Felicia not enough for you? Head on back to our booth where she’ll be hosting a meet and greet with fans!
5:00 – 7:00pm (Booth #1612) – Bring your personal life pontifications to Nerdist’s resident sex educator and podcaster Sex Nerd Sandra! Come by and troubleshoot your love life one on one! Sandra will be on hand for individual Q&A at our booth for any of your dating, relationship or bedroom quandaries. From kissing to kink, she’s got your back.
7:30 – 9:10pm (Room 208) – It’s a Nerdist Podcast Network double feature with Ben Blacker and Heath Corson! First is the Nerdist Comics Panel, covering the art, film, writing, and more with some of the talent behind today’s biggest titles. Then, hop inside the minds of your favorite TV masterminds in a live recording of the Nerdist Writers Panel.
9:10 – 10:00pm (Room 208) – No, we’re not done yet–wrap up the evening with Ben Blacker, Ben Acker, and members of the Workjuice players for a glimpse at what goes on in The Thrilling Adventure Hour.
Sunday, April 5: 10:30am – 5pm
11:00am – 12:00pm (Arena) – Our Nerdist Overlord himself, Chris Hardwick, will be asking us the hard-hitting questions on the one and only Nerdist Industries panel! Jessica Chobot, Brian Walton, Dan Casey, Malik Forte, Matt Grosinger, Kyle Hill, and Rachel Heine will be on hand to talk about Nerdist editorial, what’s next for Team Nerdist, and of course, answer quemments. We’ll also be joined by special guest Justin Willman, who will be performing live magic on stage at the arena.
12:30 – 2:00pm (Booth #1612) – Make your way back to the booth for our Chris Hardwick signing! Now’s your chance to really earn some points!
2:00 – 3:00pm (Room 209) – Our Nerdist Science Editor Kyle Hill will be hosting a panel of scientists, writers, and engineers to discuss the science of your favorite fandoms. Panelists include an impressive array of folks, including neuroscientist Ricardo Gil da Costa, psychopharmacologist Jessica Cail, and media relations at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Preston Dyches. Just don’t ask them if it’s aliens (it’s definitely aliens).
2:00 – 2:30pm (Booth #1612) – Watch Justin Willman perform magic up close and personal, right at our very own booth!
3:00 – 3:30pm (Booth #1612) – Miss Jessica Chobot’s earlier meet and greet? Never fear, Nerdist News fans! She’ll be back Sunday to make sure she gets a chance to meet y’all.
Make sure you stay up to date with all our WonderCon events and giveaway opportunities (free stuff!) by following us and Geek & Sundry on Twitter (Nerdist, Geek & Sundry), Facebook (Nerdist, Geek & Sundry), and Instagram (Nerdist, Geek & Sundry), and using the hashtag #GeekAndNerdy. See you in Anaheim!