March 23–25, 2018


SubZero and the Evolution of Mr. Freeze (Fri 1:00-2:00pm) Room 300B.

In anticipation of Warner Archive Collection’s release of Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero on Blu-ray, podcast hosts D. W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson are joined by Dr. Andrea Letamendi and moderator Gary Miereanu as they show remastered footage and discuss the film and the evolution of Mr. Freeze into an endearing multidimensional villain.

The Arkham Sessions: The Psychology of Batman the Animated Series (Sat 8:00-9:00pm) Room 209.

The Arkham Sessions podcast returns to WonderCon to continue the celebration of Batman: The Animated Series through the critical lens of a clinical psychologist. Joined by their special guest Londyn Jackson (History of the Batman), podcast hosts Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward discuss the use of Batman in their work to explore the characters, stories, and psychological themes from this iconic series. Join them to discuss how the art and narrative of the Caped Crusader can engage and inspire wide audiences.

GeekEd: Caring for the Nerd Mind (Sun 11:00am-12:00pm) Room 209.

Teachers, administrators, and student affairs professionals are increasingly called upon to respond to a variety of mental health concerns across the education landscape. This panel of educators and mental health experts, including Dr. Andrea Letamendi (UCLA, The Arkham Sessions podcast), Dr. Brent Crandal (Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego), Alfred Day (UC Berkeley), Adrian Perdue (UCLA), and Brian MacDonald (UCLA), share how they have applied their passion for fandom and the lessons they have learned from superheroes to develop new best practices for promoting mental health in schools and on campuses.

ozOcrqBmThe Arkham Sessions Meet ‘n Greet! (Sun 3:00 – 4:00pm) Small Press, SP-97

Join The Arkham Sessions podcast co-hosts Brian Ward and Dr. Andrea Letamendi for this Meet ‘n Greet event at the Fanbase Press booth! Bring your Batman & Psychology questions, record your own submission to the show, or just come say hi! We would love to see you!