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WonderCon 2023

New Wave of WonderCon Guests Announced

These four guests join the previously announced Jason Aaron, Mark Evanier, Jenny Frison, Daniel Warren Johnson, Annalee Newitz, James Rollins, and Mark Russell, and Greg van Eekhout.

WonderCon 2023 Special Guest: Mingjue Helen Chen

Mingjue Helen Chen is an LA-based illustrator who works in animation as well as publishing. She's worked for Disney Publishing, BOOM!, DC Comics, and Marvel and contributed to such titles as Jungle Book, Gotham Academy, and Silk, along with doing various comic book cover work. Her movie projects include Frankenweenie, Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6, and Wish Dragon. Most recently, she was a production designer on Raya and the Last Dragon.

WonderCon 2023 Special Guest: Mitch Gerads

Mitch Gerads is a comics artist who has made a career out of bringing humanity and realism to the superhuman and unreal. Best known for his much-lauded work at DC Comics with writer Tom King on Mister Miracle, Batman, Strange Adventures, and The Sheriff of Babylon, he lives and draws in Phoenix, with his Catwoman, Lauren—and his Robin, West.

WonderCon 2023 Special Guest: Tom Ruegger

Tom Ruegger is the 14-time Emmy winning creator/producer/writer/showrunner of many beloved animated TV series, including Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Tiny Toon Adventures, Road Rover, and Histeria! As the creator of Animaniacs, Tom served as senior producer, showrunner, story editor, writer and lyricist on the series. He developed, produced, showran and wrote Freakazoid as well, and served as executive producer and writer on Batman: The Animated Series. Tom also created and produced A Pup Named Scooby Doo for Hanna-Barbera Productions. For Disney Television Animation, he developed, produced, wrote and showran Disney’s The 7D.

WonderCon 2023 Special Guest: Paul Rugg

Paul Rugg co-developed and was the voice of Freakazoid in Steven Spielberg Presents: Freakazoid. Paul was one of the original writers of Animaniacs and helped develop the characters of Yakko, Wakko and Dot, writing over 40 episodes. Paul also provided the voice of Mr. Director, a Jerry Lewis–esque character and frequent victim of the Warner’s antics. He’s also the voice of Ned, the 7-foot tall, blue-skinned alien who hosts the Jim Henson Company’s Earth to Ned, currently on Disney+.


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