SDCC ’16: All the Saturday Panels from Little Lulu to Lucifer

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Here’s all of Saturday with Dan Clowes, William Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, and oh yeah, the WB and Marvel movie panels. Get those sleeping bags ready.

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Once Upon A Time

10:00am –  10:45am

Ballroom 20

The Evil Queen is back! The heroes of Once Upon a Time grapple with the return of this super-charged classic villain, while also dealing with Mr. Hyde and the new arrivals from the Land of Untold Stories. And as your favorite Storybrooke residents help to find happy endings for these lost and forgotten stories, they’ll discover that they have some untold stories of their own. Co-creators/executive producers Edward Kitsis (Lost) and Adam Horowitz (Lost) and cast members discuss the upcoming season of unexpected twists, evolving characters, new adventures, and new rivalries, with moderator Yvette Nicole Brown. Don’t want miss the exclusive sneak peek at what’s in store for the upcoming season!

 

Avatar the Last Airbender: Legend and Legacy

10:00am –  11:00am

Room 25ABC

The story of Aang and Korra has ended in one form but continues in graphic novels and through the fans. Moderated by Avatar_Mom, the panel showcases fan talent and conversations with a panel of professionals from the series. Giancarlo Volpe (director, Avatar the Last Airbender, producer,Green Lantern the Animated Series), Aaron Ehasz (head writer, Avatar the Last Airbender), and Jack DeSena (voice actor, Sokka) share stories and marvel with the fandom. The panel also hosts a cosplay contest open to all levels of skill. Hopefuls must be in the panel room to be considered.

 

Comics vs. Manga: Which is Better

10:00am –  11:00am

Room 29AB

Jessica Tseang (The Comic Book Girl/Girl on Geek) leads a spirited debate between a panel of experts: those who swear by manga, and those who are devoted to comics. Which is easier to get started? Are the characters more diverse in comics? Does plot really mean anything? Which sell more? Who has a better fandom? The questions can go on forever, but in the end: Which is better?

 

DC: New Crossover Classics

10:00am –  11:00am

Room 6DE

Inter-company crossovers are all the rage now, and DC is enjoying a lot of success teaming with other companies on Batman/TMNT, Gotham Academy/Lumberjanes, Batman’66/Steed & Peel, and the upcomingThunderCats/He-Man. Meet the DC talent for these incredible collaborations. We also have BOOM! Studios editor Dafna Pleban, who edits the Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy series and writers for ThunderCats/He-Man,Rob David & Lloyd Goldfine. Join us for more details on these new crossover classics and hints of things to come.

 

Dig Deep

10:00am –  11:00am

Room 28DE

Graphic novels for children and young adults are tackling thorny subjects that relate to real kids. Comics creators discuss the deep subjects raised by their graphic novels and why these have become so popular. Moderatored by Meryl Jaffe (CBLDF,Raising a Reader and Using Graphic Novels in Education), panelists include Cece Bell(El Deafo), Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm (Sunny Side Up), Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales),Gene Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints, Coders), and MK Reed.

 

Eisner, Kurtzman, Schulz, and Feiffer: Visualizing A Legacy

10:00am –  11:00am

Room 4

Paul Levitz (New York Times bestselling author, Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel; educator, comics historian), Charles Kochman (editorial director, Abrams ComicArts), Denis Kitchen (author, The Art of Harvey Kurtzman; cartoonist, publisher), and Chip Kidd (author, Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts; graphic designer, editor) discuss why books about Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman, Charles Schulz, and Jules Feiffer were all nominated for Eisner Awards this year.

 

I Read It Before (And After) It Was a Movie

10:00am –  11:00am

Room 7AB

Each day, our newsfeeds blow up with items of more amazing sci-fi/fantasy books being optioned for film or TV, and bookstore shelves are filled with cinematic tie-in novels to geeky summer blockbusters. But what does it take to make the jump from page to screen, and back again? Authors explore the journey of stories from page (both prose and comics) to screen (multi-media) and even stage, and vice versa. Maybe this illustrious group will be able to answer the question of whether it really is better to read the book before seeing the movie! Ransom Riggs (Tales of the Peculiar), James Dashner (The Maze Runner), Melissa de la Cruz (The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Prequel), Scott Westerfeld (Uglies, Zeroes), Ben H. Winters (Underground Airlines), and Comic-Con special guest Peter David engage in conversation with moderator Anthony Breznican of Entertainment Weekly

 

MARCH: Featuring Congressman John Lewis

10:00am –  11:00am

Room 23ABC

At last, the final chapter is here. Meet the man they call a real-life superhero and witness history in the making, as the legendary civil rights icon, U.S. congressman, and #1 bestselling graphic novel author John Lewisreturns! Together with award-winning collaborators Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, Congressman Lewis has brought his incredible story to new life with the graphic novel trilogy March. Join all three to celebrate the completion of the saga in March: Book Three, a must-read account of the Mississippi Freedom Summer and the Selma-Montgomery March, and so much more, available exclusively at Comic-Con for a limited time. Learn howMarch is transforming the understanding of the civil rights movement, and the powerfully urgent lessons that it brings to new generations today, and get ready to move your feet!

 

Once Upon a Time: Teaching Fables, Fairy Tales, and Myths with Comics and Graphic Novels

10:00am –  11:00am

Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

From around the world and across the centuries come stories that have been passed down, retold, translated, adapted, and studied for generations. Bring fairy tales, fables, folktales, legends, myths, and tall tales into your classroom with comics and graphic novel adaptations that bring these tales to life and provide depth and complexity in the interplay between text and image and in the creators’ imaginative retellings. Featuring creatorsChris Duffy (editor,Fable Comics, Fairy Tale Comics, Nursery Rhyme Comics, SpongeBob Comics), Alexis Fajardo (Kid Beowulf), Ben Hatke (Mighty Jack), Kel McDonald (Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales), and Trina Robbins (Pretty in Ink, Wonder Woman), with moderator Tracy Edmunds, M.A.Ed. (Graphic Novels Are Elementary!).

 

Starting and Sustaining a Career Writing Animation

10:00am –  11:00am

Room 9

Want to write for animation? How do you break in? What’s it take to get that first job? After that, how do you get a second gig? And a third? What are the skills and secrets of maintaining a career in the field, including becoming a story editor/showrunner, and perhaps creating and selling your own show. Craig Miller (Curious George, Beast Wars) leads a panel of animation writers with extensive careers and others who have recently broken into the field, including Kaita Mpambara (Ultimate Spider-man, Elena of Avalor), Steve Melching (X-Men: The Animated Series, Star Wars Rebels), Nicole Dubuc (Young Justice, Transformers: Rescue Bots), Dean Stefan (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, CatDog), and Rachel Vine (Rainbow Brite, Wander Over Yonder) who will share their knowledge and answer your questions.

 

The Business of Geek Fashion

10:00am –  11:00am

Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

Do you ever wonder how the latest Star Wars fashion collection was made or why companies are hosting fashion shows featuring your favorite fandoms? This panel will offer an inside look at the business of geek fashion, examining the major changes that took place in the industry over the last year and what they means for the future. Moderated by Lisa Granshaw, panelists Ed Labay (Hot Topic), Ashley Eckstein (Her Universe), Jon Schindehette (ThinkGeek Solutions), and Sara Scargall (WeLoveFine) will discuss the process behind creating pop culture apparel and accessories, how geek fashion is expanding into new areas, how the industry has evolved over the years, and recent geek fashion trends. There will be time left for attendees to voice their opinions and ask their questions about geek fashion.

 

We Bare Bears Panel

10:00am –  11:00am

Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Ice Bear loves Comic-Con. Which is why he and his brothers, Grizz and Panda, are making their first ever panel appearance in San Diego! The cast and crew of We Bare Bears discuss the hilarious new series, celebrate the fans, preview exclusive clips, and take your questions. Panelists include Daniel Chong (series creator), Eric Edelstein (voice of Grizzly), Bobby Moynihan (voice of Panda), Demetri Martin (voice of Ice Bear), Charlyne Yi (voice of Chloe), and Lauren Sassen (storyboard artist), moderated by Mikey Heller (series writer). Also featuring a sneak peek of upcoming Cartoon Network series Mighty Magiswords, part of the back-to-back panel extravaganza followed by The Powerpuff Girls at 11:00.

 

What Happened

10:00am –  11:00am

Room 6A

How many great (or terrible?) scripts lie forgotten in the bottom of Hollywood filing cabinets? How did they get there? Why are they still there? Why were they never made? Jon Schnepp and Holly Payne (the dynamic duo behind the hit documentary The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened?) and surprise panelists uncover some of Hollywood’s greatest urban legends, from Superman Lives to Jodorowsky’s Dune.

 

Comic-Con Film School 103

10:00am –  11:00am

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Day 3 of our course on microbudget moviemaking deals with how to direct actors, organize a crew, and keep them all happy without anybody making a dime. Panelists for the class include Valerie Perez (producer/star,Paula Peril series), Nick Murphy (writer/director, Pizza and Bullets), Jack Conway (actor, Nazis at the Center of the Earth), Sean Rourke (writer, Ballistica), and actors Megan ReesKelsey Walmer, and Bradley Upton.

 

Comic-Con How-To: 3 The Writing a Story Using a 3-Act Structure

10:00am –  11:15am

Room 2

All great stories need both a hero and a villain. Award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake gives you the tools you need to create both sides of this opposing force. You will learn to create each in a dynamic way that will capture the hearts of your readers, making them cheer for their triumphs and commiserate withtheir losses.

 

Comics Arts Conference #9: Comics and Health: Saving Lives and Preventing Disease

10:30am –  11:30am

Room 26AB

A current wave of applied comics in health professions is drawing serious attention from comics scholars, medical journals, public health advocates, and health-care providers. Although health education and promotion comics have been used for decades, the emergence of “graphic medicine” as an area of scholarship has sparked newfound interest. This panel convenes health professionals and comics artists actively creating comics to educate patients and the public in the areas of diabetes, asthma, emergency preparedness, influenza, HIV/AIDS, and more. Alex Thomas (Booster Shot Comics), Gary Ashwal (Booster Shot Comics), Meredith Li-Vollmer (Public Health-Seattle & King County), Claire Berman (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), andCatherine Leamy (Massachusetts General Hospital) introduce a variety of comics currently used in public health campaigns, patient education programs, and research studies. The session will conclude with an open, interactive discussion with attendees to consider new directions and collaboration opportunities for health-care comics for both practitioners and scholars.

 

Forrest J Ackerman Centennial Celebration

10:30am –  11:30am

Room 6BCF

Collector. Cosplayer. Fan. Friend. The legendary Forry Ackerman, editor of the iconic Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, is celebrated in his 100th birthday year by FM Publisher Phil Kim, Forry caretaker Joe Moe,and high-profile guests (look for some very Famous Monster Kids to make an appearance) with nostalgic tales and humorous anecdotes. Contributors and close friends will be present to discuss their experience growing up as a Monster Kid. There will also be a sneak peek at the comics anthology tribute Tales from the Ackermansion. Moderated by FM executive editor David Weiner.

 

Investing in Original Art

10:30am –  11:30am

Room 24ABC

John Siuntres moderates a panel about all-things original art. Whether you’re buying to sell, invest. or just collect,you’ll get tips, tricks, and strategies for your burgeoning art collection. Get details on preliminary sketches and pencils, thumbnails, and more.

 

Spotlight on Kate Beaton

10:30am –  11:30am

Room 5AB

Kate Beaton is the cartoonist behind 2015’s New York Times bestseller Step Aside, Pops, as well as the wildly popular website Hark! A Vagrant. Beaton has taken the world by storm with her incisive, carefully researched, and often hilarious takes on history, literature, and pop culture. She will read from her work and engage in a Q&A session with the audience.

 

Deus Ex and Open Bionics: Augmented Future

10:30am –  11:30am

Room 8

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Jonathan Jacques-Belletête (executive art director, Deus Ex universe) and Samantha Payne and Joel Gibbard (COO and CEO Open Bionics) discuss the collaboration between Eidos-Montréal and Open Bionics to create affordable, functional and fashionable 3D-printed prosthetic arms, inspired by the Deus Ex universe.

 

Comic Book Law School 303: New Revelations

10:30am –  12:00pm

Room 30CDE

For the final installment in this year’s Law School series, a panel of legal experts shed light on some of the more complex issues facing creators and businesses and touch on compelling issues popping up on the law and how they apply to comics and the pop-culture scene. Attorney Michael Lovitz, author ofThe Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, is joined by Professor Marc Greenberg and attorneys Howard Hogan, David Lizerbram, and Larry Zerner to provide practical advice concerning some of the more advanced issues facing trademark and copyright owners, including: Legal issues for fan fiction and fan art; fan films (a la Star Trek) and fair use; homage, swipe, or transformation; whether reproducing an artist’s published work is fair use or foul play; and how the new FCC “Set Box Top” proposal could be kryptonite for the creative community. Please note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and insights to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. [This program is approved for 1.5 credits of California MCLE.]

 

The Vampire Diaries

11:00am –  11:45am

Ballroom 20

 

The cast and creative team behind The Vampire Diaries return to San Diego, for an exciting eighth appearanc. Series stars will join executive producers for a video screening and Q&A session. From Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment, and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Vampire Diaries airs Fridays at 8/7c on The CW; The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Seventh Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and Digital HD on August 16.

 

Bridges or Walls: Conque & Mexican Entertainment

11:00am –  12:00pm

Room 4

Luis Gantus (writer, The Sad Story of the Mexican Comic Book), Humberto Ramos (penciler, Extraordinary X-Men), Rene Franco (TV host, Es de Noche y ya llegue), Hector Hernandez (financial media expert), andAdalisa Zarate (artist, Traveling Seers) talk about the challenges that Mexican comics face and the close relationship between Mexico and the USA in the media business.

 

Causeplay: Fans Helping Their Communities

11:00am –  12:00pm

Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

Mark Chu-Lin (Avengers Initiative club president), William Moore (sports medicine physician), Shawn Sullivan(high school animation teacher), Kristin Erickson (marriage and family therapist intern), and Charity Vasquez(U.C. Irvine Health Child Life manager) discuss how cosplayers give back to their communities through their art. Hear what they have experienced, learn how to become a member of such respective groups, and find out how to get involved in events like fundraisers, hospital visits, and volunteering. Simply by using skills one already has and sharing them with others, volunteers can help others have a better day.

 

Comics of Tomorrow: Innovations for the Future of Comics

11:00am –  12:00pm

Room 29AB

Marv Wolfman (creator, Blade, New Teen Titans), Zac Atkinson (writer, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Transformers: Rescue Bots), Daniel Corey (writer, Image Comic’s Moriarty and Red City), Ralph Miranda(artist/creator, Man Fighting Street and Bone Saw), and Shaene Siders (writer, Herokins and Discovery Channel’s Great White Sharks) discuss exciting new twists and technological advances that have begun to transform the future of comics, including interactive comics with motion sensors, choose-your-own story comics, social media comics, and more.

 

Dressing the Characters: The Designers Behind the Costumes

11:00am –  12:00pm

Room 23ABC

The Costume Designers Guild Local 892 is thrilled to bring the designers of some of your favorite television characters to Comic-Con. Terry Dressbach (Outlander), Ann Foley (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Giovanna Melton (Agent Carter), Kiersten Ronning (Supergirl), and Luis Sequeira (Strain) will discuss the process of designing costumes for television characters no matter what world the characters live in.

 

Marvel Download: The Digital House of Ideas

11:00am –  12:00pm

Room 7AB

Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology? Then this panel is for you, True Believer! VP/ executive editor Ryan Penagos takes you through the latest on Marvel’s Infinite Comics as well as what’s happening on the Marvel Comics App, Marvel Unlimited, and more. Plus, executive producer Mike Jones and creative director Bill Rosemann share the latest and greatest news from Marvel Games.

 

Powerpuff Girls Panel

11:00am –  12:00pm

Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Soar into San Diego with The Powerpuff Girls! Join Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup for their first Comic-Con appearance as cast and crew discuss the new series, premiere exclusive clips, and take your questions. Panelists include Kristen Li (voice of Bubbles), Amanda Leighton (voice of Blossom), Natalie Palamides(voice of Buttercup), Tom Kenny (voice of The Mayor and The Narrator), Nick Jennings (executive producer),Bob Boyle (co-executive producer), Haley Mancini (writer, voice of Princess Morbucks), and Jake Goldman(writer). Part of the back-to-back panel extravaganza preceded by We Bare Bears at 10:00.

 

Rise of the Fangirls: Women in Recent Geek Culture

11:00am –  12:00pm

Room 25ABC

In 2010, nine women gathered onstage in front of a packed and engaged crowd at Comic-Con International to dispel the myth that “Geek Girls, like unicorns, don’t exist.” The subsequent six years have seen an explosion in female representation in geek spaces. Surveys tracking attendance numbers at fan-based events, as well as data regarding women gamers and comic book readers, are suggestive of gender parity within geek culture. Headlines coming out of Comic-Con itself proclaim that “women totally dominate” the event and that we are experiencing the rise of fangirls. But how far have women in geek culture really come since that landmark “Geek Girls Exist” panel? Andrea Letamendi (Pop Culture Hero Association), Jamie Broadax (Black Girl Nerds),Kristin Rielly (Geek Girls Network), Suzanne Scott (UT-Austin), Sam Maggs (Bioware, Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy), Marie Poole (Lone Shark Games), and moderator Jennifer K. Stuller (GeekGirlCon, Ink-Stained Amazon) talk about what interventions are being made in the culture, what areas still need work, and what the fangirl future holds.

 

Spotlight on Daniel Clowes

11:00am –  12:00pm

Room 28DE

Appearing at Comic-Con International for the first time in 15 years, influential cartoonist Daniel Clowes (Ghost World, Wilson) is joined by editor and friend Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics) to discuss his career beginnings, Hollywood, and his newest New York Times bestselling graphic novel, Patience.

 

Teaching History with Graphic Novels

11:00am –  12:00pm

Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

From the Revolutionary War to current events, graphic novels pull readers into history. Comics have been shown to improve reader engagement while enhancing both comprehension and retention. And with the new emphasis on reading nonfiction, academic vocabulary, and reading in the subject areas, comics are more relevant than ever. Educational experts and creators present the best in comics and graphic novels for teaching history and social studies. Featuring Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales), Jonathan Hennessey (The U.S. Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation, The Comic Book Story of Video Games), Tim Smyth (high school history teacher), Illya Kowalchuk, M.Ed. (Pop Culture Classroom), Amy Chu (publisher, Alpha Girl Comics), and moderator Tom Racine (Tall Tale Radio).

 

The Loikamania Podcast: One More Time

11:00am –  12:00pm

Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

Pat Loika (The Loikamania Podcast) brings some friends back together for a mini-reunion, catching up on various projects, talking some process, and of course, doing a Q&A. Featuring Kris Anka (artist, Uncanny X-Men, Captain Marvel), Jody Houser (writer, Faith, Orpan Black), Kelly Fitzpatrick (colorist, Bitch PlanetDC Bombshells) and James S. Rich (senior editor, Vertigo Comics).

 

Top Cow: It’s About Comics

11:00am –  12:00pm

Room 9

The Top Cow staff and talent discuss the role and value of comics in the current market, stretching back to Top Cow’s legacy and the Image Revolution. Stick around as Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri and president Matt Hawkins talk about current and future projects, including series relaunch announcements and new series teases. All attendees will receive a special limited-edition lithograph available only to those that attend the panel.

 

Bug Zapper: The Birthday Bug

11:05am –  11:25am

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

In this animated short for kids, neighborhood superhero the Bug Zapper is headed for a trap when his birthday invitation is stolen. Meanwhile, Robert’s birthday party is infiltrated by the villainous Bumblebeezy, who has never attended a birthday party before. Join panelist Tom Eaton (creator, Bug Zapper comics).

 

Back to the 90s: Nickelodeon’s All That Reunion and Legends of the Hidden Temple

11:15am –  12:15pm

Room 6A

Join Nickelodeon’s throwback programming block, The Splat, for a reunion of the trailblazing sketch comedy series’ major players. Josh Server, Danny Tamberelli, Lori Beth Denberg, and Kel Mitchell discuss all thingsAll That, with a few added surprises. Plus, get the first look at Nick’s new TV movie based on Legends of the Hidden Temple and hear about it from returning cast members Kirk Fogg and Dee Bradley Baker, and other panelists, moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s LA correspondent, Marc Snetiker.

 

DC Rebirth: Batman

11:15am –  12:15pm

Room 6DE

Even after 75 plus years of stories, the family of Batman comics couldn’t be any hotter! The DC Rebirth talent behind your favorite Dark Knight tales present an exclusive look at what’s in store for the World’s Greatest Detective! With Julie and Shawna Benson (Batgirl and the Birds of Prey), Tom King (Batman), Scott Snyder(All-Star Batman), James Tynion IV (Detective Comics), and othersthis is the best time to explore Gotham City.

 

Comic-Con How-To: How to Take Your Ideas to 3D Sculpts and Prints

11:15am –  12:30pm

Room 2

Industry vet and 3D printing pioneer Brian Haberlin will take you through the minefield of getting your creations to beautiful real-world sculpts through the magic of 3D printing. He will demonstrate several workflows, featuring Photoshop, Zbrush, and Meshmixer, and go over the various options for output from desktop to service.

 

Built to Serve

11:25am –  11:35am

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

The Subordi-bot is the latest in domestic technology. He’ll cook, he’ll clean, he’ll obey your every command. But what’s this? One has escaped the factory and seems to have a mind of its own! That is, until he collides with a stubborn, spunky little girl and her dead dog. Participating panelists include Dylan Chase (director) and Octevia Robertson (producer).

 

Creating Universes

11:30am –  12:30pm

Horton Grand Theatre

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson (Cosmos, Star Talk) hosts an A-List panel of creators, including Len Wein (co-creator of Swamp Thing and Wolverine), who will discuss how universes are formed with the imagination and with science. Renowned artist Rob Prior (Game of Thrones, Star Wars) will provide a live painting exhibition during the panel.

 

Kodansha Comics Presents the Attack on Titan Anthology

11:30am –  12:30pm

Room 8

Meet Rafael Albuquerque (American VampireBlue Beetle), Jody Houser (Orphan Black), Rhianna Pratchett(Mirror’s Edge), and most of the talent behind the Attack on Titan Anthology, the ambitious collaboration between the biggest manga hit of the decade and an all-star roster of comics creators, including Scott Snyder, Gail Simone, Phil Jimenez, Michael Avon Oeming, Faith Erin Hicks, and others. New art from the anthology will be revealed, along with a look at new comics from one of America’s biggest manga publishers, and lots of free books and exclusive promo items.

 

Monster High

11:30am –  12:30pm

Room 5AB

Welcome to Monster High! Be the first to experience exclusive scenes from upcoming movies with new character introductions and real-time commentary from the creators! The panel, hosted by “Draculaura” (voice actressDebi Derryberry), also allows for fan Q&A with toy and packaging designers and content creators. There will also be fan costume contest with fantastic prizes for the winners.

 

Spotlight on William Gibson

11:30am –  12:30pm

Room 24ABC

William Gibson is the novelist and screenwriter credited with pioneering cyberpunk science fiction. His Blue Ant trilogy-Patterson Recognition, Spook Country and Zero History-were New York Times bestsellers, as was his most recent, The Peripheral. Archangel, co-written with his friend, Michael St. John Smith, is now being published by IDW. Join Gibson, Smith and some of their IDW collaborators for a discussion of Archangel.

 

Comics Arts Conference #10: Queering Comics

11:30am –  1:00pm

Room 26AB

Johnathan Flowers (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) uses the work of Sara Ahmed to analyze Bitch Planet‘s “non-compliance” as the phenomenological experience of being against the established order, using examples from the comic and the larger cultural movement to articulate non-compliance as an act of resistance.Ayanna Dozier (McGill University) examines how Bitch Planet‘s use of subversive humor, sartorial advertisements, and essay writing serve as a feminist disruption of the comic book canon, as a demonstration of the parodic that is only successful because of De Connick’s thoughtful and careful interrogation of how gender affects bodies that exist on the intersection of race and class. Ajani Brown (San Diego State University) traces the history of Jill Trent, Science Sleuth, from the Golden Age to her recent reboot by Super Dames Comics, discussing the feminist commentary in select 1940s issues, the futurist aspect of the series, and the 2015 change in racial identity.

 

Warner Bros. Pictures

11:30am –  1:30pm

Hall H

A sneak peek at upcoming releases.

 

House of Monsters: Frank & The Zombie Girl

11:35am –  11:50am

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Christopher Lloyd stars as Dr. Gaulstone, the patriarch of a dysfunctional monster family that includes werewolves, mummies, zombies, and vampires. Frank finds true love when zombies attack the village. Zombie Girl’s inevitable decay puts a hitch in their budding romance. Participating panelists include director Dawn Brown (concept artist, Hunger Games: Mockingjay) and producer Warren Manser (concept artist, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice).

 

Quick Draw!

11:45am –  1:00pm

Room 6BCF

It’s still the fastest, funniest panel in the whole convention! Once again, your Quick Draw Quizmaster Mark Evanier pits three super-speedy cartoonists against one another as they go mano a mano and Sharpie-to-Sharpie to create great cartoon art right before your very eyes. Competing this year are (as usual) Sergio Aragonés (MAD magazine, Groo the Wanderer) and Scott Shaw! (The Simpsons), and they’re joined by Keith Knight (The K Chronicles) plus a couple of surprising surprises!

 

Cloudrise

11:50am –  12:10pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Set in a fantasy world above the clouds, follow a pivotal moment in the lives of two lovers as they face a great challenge. Watch as Miko and Tenku fight to survive an attack on their new airship and take the necessary measures to help each other. This action-packed animated short ties together various fantasy/science fiction elements. Directed and animated by Denver Jackson, with Emily Piggford (voice actor) and Marc Junker(composer).

 

The Simpsons

12:00pm –  12:45pm

Ballroom 20

The Simpsons is heading into its 600th episode. Creator Matt Groening, executive producers Al Jean and Matt Selman, supervising director Mike B. Anderson, Oscar-nominated director of The Simpsons Movie David Silverman, and voice of Bart Simpson Nancy Cartwright offer some juicy tidbits on the 28th season and beyond!

 

Blindspot Special Video Presentation and Q&A

12:00pm –  12:50pm

Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Sullivan Stapleton and Jaimie Alexander star in this one-hour action thriller from Berlanti Productions and Quinn’s House, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television. Stapleton is hardened FBI agent Kurt Weller, who is drawn into a complex conspiracy when a mysterious woman, with no memories of her past, is found in Times Square, her body completely covered in intricate cryptic tattoosAs Weller and his teammates at the FBI-Edgar Reade (Rob Brown), Tasha Zapata (Audrey Esparza), and the tech-savvy Patterson (Ashley Johnson)-begin to investigate the veritable roadmap of Jane Doe’s tattoos, they are drawn into a high-stakes underworld that twists and turns through a labyrinth of secrets and revelations-with the information exposing a larger conspiracy of crime, while bringing her closer to discovering the truth about her identity. See a special video presentation followed by a panel with series stars Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza, Ashley Johnson, and writer/executive producer Martin Gero. Blindspot returns for its second season on NBC September 14 in a new time period, Wednesdays at 8/7c.Blindspot: The Complete First Season will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 2.

 

Building A Superhero Body

12:00pm –  1:00pm

Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

Rehan Jalali (bestselling author and nutritionist to the stars), Latreal Mitchell (top celebrity fitness expert and TV personality), and Grant Roberts (leading celebrity fitness and nutrition expert), a.k.a. the Bod Squad, discuss tips to getting that chiseled superhero physique!

 

Career Paths into Game Development

12:00pm –  1:00pm

Room 28DE

As the business of video games now surpasses the annual revenues of both film and music combined, interest in finding a career in the game industry has rapidly increased. But how exactly does one get the knowledge needed and then find a job in this very competitive industry? Learn from seasoned game industry professionals about what it takes to launch a game development career and the many paths into the industry. Chris Avellone (prolific narrative designer), Morgan Romine (Frag Dolls founder and director of initiatives at AnyKey), Martine Spaans(owner of Tamalaki, a mobile game publisher), and Peter Alau (business development at Crytek, et. al) engage in a discussion moderated by Kate Edwards (executive director of the International Game Developers Association).

 

CBLDF: Sex, Violence, and the Law

12:00pm –  1:00pm

Room 30CDE

What does the law allow comics to say? CBLDF and FIRE team up for an in-depth look at the legal precedents that have been set that concern free speech and how they impact comics. FIRE president Greg Lukianoff and CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein engage in a freewheeling discussion and Q&A for creators, fans, and students about what the limits are for free expression in comics.

 

DIY: Comics Reinventing the Mainstream

12:00pm –  1:00pm

Room 25ABC

The world of comics is constantly in flux. And as technology and readership evolves, a few people use the tools available to them-be it 24-hour-copy shops, desktop publishing, or blogging software-to create something that’s uniquely their own and changes the entire landscape. In this program, Patrick A. Reed (Depth of Field,ComicsAlliance) assembles some of comics’ most innovative talents to discuss the works they’ve created, the methods they use to connect with audiences, and how they’ve reinvented popular culture along the way.

 

Game On: Teach Students to Create Content-Themed Games

12:00pm –  1:00pm

Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

Illya Kowalchuk (director of education, Pop Culture Classroom), Adam Kullberg (PCC’s education program manager), and Layman Kingsford (Elf Quest Adventure Gam e, HouseBoy, Dog Walker) discuss how teachers can use game design to enhance content retention, as well as strengthen literacy, art, critical thinking, problem solving, research, and cooperation skills.

 

Nerdibles: The Best Podcast You’re Not Listening To

12:00pm –  1:00pm

Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

Panelists include R. A. Rayne, Kris Koller, Travis Jones, Sebastian Gordlis, and Ethan Benjamin. Nerdibles spotlights Emmy-nominated voiceover actor Eric Bauza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Puss ‘n Boots). Learn about the art and business of voice acting. Come test out your voiceover talent and perform a script with a real voiceover actor.

 

Overstreet: 46 and Counting Let’s Get Serious

12:00pm –  1:00pm

Room 9

Expert collectors, dealers, historians, and creators discuss what makes reading and collecting comics so great, and how The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide has played a major role in fandom. Find out what’s coming up in the months ahead from staffers J. C. Vaughn and Mark Huesman, along with contributors Maggie Thompson (former Comics Buyer’s Guide editor), Gary M. Carter (former Guide editor, CBM founder), Ed Catto(Bonfire Agency), Steve Borock (CBCS), and Matt Nelson (CCS).

 

Production Designers of the Art Directors Guild Who Work in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Genre

12:00pm –  1:00pm

Room 23ABC

The production designer reads 100 pages of nothing-but-words-on-paper and then must literally dream up the most perfect of all possible worlds in which the tale should take place. Though the story may be set in some mythic past, the here and now, or some nearly unimaginable future, it’s always human emotion rendered in color and composition. And following that, the designer must gather and organize an army of artists who, over months or years, in plaster or in pixels, will somehow render that design for the big screen. Panelists are Dave Blass(Preacher), James Chinlund (War for the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Avengers),Sean Haworth (Deadpool), and Patrick Tatopoulos (Die Hard 4, Dark City, I, Robot). John Muto (Home Alone, Species) moderates.

 

Reading Without Walls

12:00pm –  1:00pm

Room 29AB

National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese), discusses his official platform, Reading Without Walls, with Hank Green (Nerdfighter). Reading Without Walls encourages people to read outside their comfort zone, exploring books in subjects, formats, and audiences they don’t typically gravitate to and thereby discovering new (and awesome) things.

 

The Female Geek: Women as Fans and Creators

12:00pm –  1:00pm

Room 7AB

There’s more to being a geek girl than meets the eye. From Princess Leia, to Katniss Everdeen, to Hermione Granger, fandom is full of awesome female characters-but what about the women who create these iconic individuals? Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy), Sabaa Tahir (A Torch Against the Night), Kiersten White(And I Darken), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Kathleen Smith (The Fangirl Life), andMargaret Stohl (Black Widow: Forever Red) discuss feminism and fandom in a panel moderated by Madeline Ashby (Company Town).

 

The Official Comic Book Editorial Panel 2016

12:00pm –  1:00pm

Room 4

Chris Ryall (IDW editor-in-chief), Matt Hawkins (Top Cow publisher), Shannon Eric Denton (editor), Kris Simon (Image Comics), and David Wohl (DC Comics) discuss creating comic books in today’s changing climate of publishers and fandom and how to properly pitch to comic book publishers. Moderated by Vince Hernandez(Aspen Comics VP/editor-in-chief).

 

AirJunkie

12:10pm –  12:25pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

A renegade freedom fighter who lives his life on the edge reveals his legacy and explains his reasons to live . . . and die.

 

Loopi GuGo

12:25pm –  12:30pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

A story about two monsters, Loopi and Gugo, and the only thing they have in common: their love for ice cream. Loopi, a frenetic and very intelligent little blue monster, does everything she can to steal the ice cream from the big and stubborn Gugo.

 

Accidents, Blunders and Calamities

12:30pm –  12:40pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

A father possum reads his kids a story that’s an alphabet of the most dangerous animal of all — humans! Inspired by the Edward Gorey classic, this black-comedy for kids and parents alike is a hilarious and brutal alphabet of death and mayhem exacted upon animals by ignorant humans. Thirty CGI animals were meticulously crafted and killed by a team of 44 students at Media Design School.

 

BOOM! Studios: Discover New Worlds

12:30pm –  1:30pm

Room 24ABC

Love reading compelling, forward-thinking comics? Interested in finding out how multiple-award-winning top 10 publisher BOOM! Studios has spent over a decade committed to telling great stories and nurturing talent? Moderator Filip Sablik (BOOM! president of publishing & marketing) discusses with Matt Gagnon (BOOM! Studios editor-in-chief), Shannon Watters (BOOM! Studios editor), and creators Chynna Clugston Flores(Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy), Hope Larson (Goldie Vance), Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Simon Spurrier (Weavers), Jeff Stokely (The Spire), and Dan Mora (Klaus) how they explore the ever-changing comics landscape, their newest stories, and the types of projects needed in the industry.

 

Comic-Con How-To: Comics and Other Geeks Items for the Vision Impaired

12:30pm –  1:30pm

Room 2

Blind and visually impaired people love comics, gaming, TV, and movies, as well as all sorts of science fiction/fantasy/horror artforms just as much as their sighted counterparts. How do they enjoy such things with little or no eyesight? Totally blind martial artist and unashamed geek Joshua Loya and world-famous actor, audio book narrator, and writer Scott Brick share what options exist for nonvisual entertainment.

 

DC Meet the Co-Publishers

12:30pm –  1:30pm

Room 6DE

DC’s co-publishers are back in San Diego and better than ever! Jim Lee and Dan DiDio are the driving forces behind DC Rebirth, Vertigo, MAD, DC’s Young Animal, and much more. This up-close-and-personal panel gives you unique access to the leaders of your favorite comic book line!

 

Marvel Animation

12:30pm –  1:30pm

Room 6A

Join Marvel Animation for an eye-popping, toe-tapping, heart-stopping panel celebrating Marvel’s acclaimed animated series Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister Six, Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution,andMarvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Hosted by “Cantankerin” Cort Lane (SVP, animation and family entertainment),“Evil-Eyed” Eric Randomski (SVP, production and creative director, Marvel Animation), and“Stephen” Wacker (VP, current series & development, Marvel Animation), this jamboree will feature exclusive sneak peeks from upcoming episodes and scoop on exciting new projects in development. Plus: special guests who have already secretly RSVP’ed.

 

Spotlight on Jeff Smith

12:30pm –  1:30pm

Room 8

Twenty-five years after the first black-and-white issue of the self-published comic book Bone appeared on comic shop shelves, and over a decade since the concluding chapter, comes a new (and completely superfluous) adventure featuring the Bone cousins in Bone Coda! Jeff Smith discusses the 25th Anniversary of Bone,followed by a reading of the new tale.

 

Star Trek: The Roddenberry Vault

12:30pm –  1:30pm

Room 5AB

On September 8, 1966, a new television series premiered with a basic mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before. Little did anyone expect Star Trek to become one of the most adored and influential entertainment icons of the last half-century. Fans have watched and re-watched episodes over and over. But what if there were another scene or a different version of a scene? What impact would it have on the episode? Star Trek documentarian Roger Lay, Jr., Rod Roddenberry,CEO of Roddenberry Entertainment and son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, CBS’s Phil Bishop, andStar Trek alumni Mike and Denise Okuda will reveal never-before-seen clips and photos from some of Star Trek‘s most beloved episodes.

 

The Loneliest Stoplight

12:40pm –  12:55pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

This animated short details the life and times of a neglected traffic signal. Featuring the voice of comedian Patton Oswalt. Panelist will be animator Bill Plympton (Cheatin’, Idiots and Angels).

 

The Originals Special Video Presentation and Q&A

12:50pm –  1:30pm

Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

The Originals returns for a fourth season with more supernatural intrigue, romance, and bloodshed in The Big Easy. Executive producers and series stars are on hand for a special video presentation followed by discussion. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Originals will air midseason on The CW. The Originals: The Complete Third Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 20.

 

Family Guy

1:00pm –  1:35pm

Ballroom 20

The cast (Alex Borstein, Mike Henry) and executive producers (Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin, Steve Callaghan) present a special preview of next season’s hilarity and hi-jinx from FOX’s hit animated comedy.

 

A World After Harry: The Changing Genre of YA Fantasy

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Room 28DE

Teens and lovers of YA of all ages yearn for escape through other worlds. YA writers Sarah J. Maas (SDCC special guest, author of Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses series), Laini Taylor (Strange the Dreamer), Jessica Cluess (A Shadow Bright and Burning), Gena Showalter (Firstlife), Thomas E. Sniegoski(Savage), and Soman Chainani (The School for Good and Evil) engage in a rousing discussion of the joys and challenges of crafting fantastical narratives that stand on their own and how the genre has evolved moderated byTobie Easton (Emerge).

 

Archie Comics Forever: 75 Years of Storytelling

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Room 4

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Archie Comics with exclusive news and announcements about your favorite characters, including Archie, Jughead, Betty & Veronica, and more! Featuring your pals from Archie Comics talent including Jon Goldwater, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Mike Pellerito, Alex Segura, Dan Parent, and perhaps a special Riverdale surprise appearance or two.

 

CBLDF: Banned Books Week

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Room 30CDE

Engage your community with Banned Books Week! This year’s Banned Books Week celebrates diversity, which is disproportionately targeted by censors. CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein, Erwin Magbanua(San Diego Public Library), and others examine about why comics and books by diverse creators and featuring diverse characters are challenged, how to report and fight censorship, and how to make a celebration of Banned Books Week in your community.

 

Comics Arts Conference #11: Focus on Trina Robbins

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Room 26AB

Comics Arts Conference special guest Trina Robbins is a writer, cartoonist, and comics herstorian. A leader in the feminist underground comix movement with her landmark It Ain’t Me, Babe Comix and co-founding of the Wimmen’s Comix Collective, Robbins is also a renowned chronicler of the history of women in comics. Her work includesThe Great Women SuperheroesPretty In Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013, and The Brinkley Girls: The Best of Nell Brinkley’s Cartoons from 1913-1940. Robbins, a Will Eisner Hall of Fame inductee, has also written Wonder Woman: The Once and Future Story, Honey West, GoGirl! and contributed toSensation Comics and Girl Comics. Her latest opus, The Complete Wimmen’s Comix, collects every issue of this first continuing all-woman produced comic book anthology. Jennifer K. Stuller (Ink-Stained Amazon,GeekGirlCon) moderates.

 

Hollywood to Bollywood via Dubai: Tomorrows Movie Production Super-Triangle

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Room 23ABC

Directors, actors, producers, and film financiers from Bollywood, Hollywood, and Dubai reveal the ins and of outs of getting projects funded and produced in the heart of tomorrow’s movie production super-triangle. The panel will explore Dubai’s recently constructed Dubai Studio-City and Bollywood’s new international production policy, both of which are looking for productions shot in partnership with the U.S. The panel covers aspects of this new production formula, from financing to shooting a movie to premiering. Panelists include Pooja Batra (One Under the Sun), Ismail Khan (Hollywood Global Productions), Griff Furst (Ghost Shark), Ashok Banker (Ten Kings),Sunny Vacher (casting), Maureen Hubley (Ancient Temple Films), Jude Gerard Prest (director), and moderator Eric Forsberg (Mega Prianha).

 

Image Comics: Riffing on Reality

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Room 7AB

Works don’t have to be completely realistic to feel real-sometimes just dipping a toe in reality and then taking off in another direction will do the job. Joshua Williamson co-creates Nailbiter, Caitlin Kittredge writesThrowaways, and Matt Fraction scripts ODY-C and Sex Criminals. These creators and some special guest panelists take something we know well and then throw a monkey wrench into the works, creating something familiar yet innovative.

 

Little Lulu and John Stanley Fan Group

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

One of the most memorable kids’ comics ever created (yet with wide “all ages” appeal), Little Lulu has maintained a worldwide fan following and has inspired a growing interest in the more obscure works of Lulu’s long-anonymous writer, the great John Stanley. Come and learn more, and join in for a scripted reading of a Golden Age Little Lulu story. All are welcome!

 

Spotlight on Pokémon Adventures Creators

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Horton Grand Theatre

The creative team behind VIZ Media’s Pokémon Adventures manga, Hidenori Kusaka (writer) and Satoshi Yamamoto (artist), will lead this special panel presentation. Attendees will be treated to a sneak peek into this duo’s unique working relationship and some insight into the process behind the creation of the bestselling manga based on the blockbuster Pokémon video games. Attendees will receive a limited-edition poster.

 

Storyboarding to Comics and Back Again

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Room 9

This program will focus on the profession of storyboarding in animation for TV and features as well as for live action and how those that work in the field are finding their voices in comics and graphic novels-and visa versa. Moderated by Jim Higgins (former DC Comics editor, comic arts professor), panelists are Peter Paul(storyboard artist at Warner Bros., Dreamworks, Disney, comic artist, instructor), Johane Matte (animator, storyboard artist, comic artist), Steve Ahn (storyboards on Legends of Korra, comic artist), Shannon Denton(storyboard artist, writer, comics artist), Fran Krause (professor, animator, comics artist), and Dan Panosian(professional comics artist and storyboard artist).

 

Teaching STEM with Comics

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

Bring a one-two punch to teaching STEM: text and images teaming up in comics! Comics have been shown to improve reader engagement while enhancing both comprehension and retention. And with the new emphasis on reading nonfiction, academic vocabulary, and reading in the subject areas, comics are more relevant than ever. Education experts and creators they present the best in comics and graphic novels for teaching science, technology, engineering and math. Featuring Paige Braddock (Stinky Cecil, creative director, Schulz Studio),Jim McClain (Solution Squad), Betsy Gomez (CBLDF), Jen Aprahamian (CTO of VINA), Mairghread Scott(writer, Transformers: Till All Are OneGuardians of the Galaxy), Rebecca Thompson, Ph.D. (head of public outreach, American Physical Society), and moderator Tracy Edmunds, M.A.Ed. (Graphic Novels are Elementary!).

 

The Kaiju Kingdom Podcast: Discuss Legendary Monsters

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

Jessica Tseang and Chris Eaton of The Kaiju Kingdom Podcast bring together some of the greats of kaiju history, just in time for the release of Shin Godzilla by Toho Studios. Mat Nastos (Disney’s Phineas and Ferb,Shogun Knight) and other very special guests talk about how their chosen professions have been vastly inspired by their love of kaijus. From those who worked on Ultraman, Godzilla, Gamera, Power Rangers and more, there is no monster that won’t be discussed.

 

The Kids Comics Revolution

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Room 29AB

The kids’ comics industry has changed drastically in the last decade, with more kids than ever starting to read comics. Authors Emily Carroll (Through the Woods), John Patrick Green (Hippoptamister), Noelle Stevenson(Nimona), G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel), and Gene Luen Yang (National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature) discuss how and why that change has happened and what’s so awesome about it. Moderated by Tracy Brown (LA Times Hero Complex).

 

The Ultimate TMNT Panel: Shell Games with the IDW Team

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Room 25ABC

As they blaze toward the longest-running TMNT comic ever, come chat with the creators about the ongoing comic, the new universe ongoing, the first-ever TMNT boardgame, past and future crossovers, and more! Featuring the ongoing TMNT brain trust of Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman, Bobby Curnow, and Mateus Santoluoco, plus Freddie Williams III, Nick Pitarra, and others.

 

Terrordactyl: Blockbuster Film Effects on a Shoestring Budget

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Learn from the makers of the indie monster comedy Terrordactyl as they walk you through the process of how they made — and sold — a film with huge battles and monster visual effects way beyond their budgetary constraints. Jason Tobias (star), Don Bitters (co-director/writer/VFX supervisor), Geoff Reisner (co-director/DP/editor), Eric Edmonds (producer), and Christopher Jennings (star/executive producer) will give you tips on how to create a microbudgeted film that will sell — from preproduction, through a streamlined production and post pipeline, to attracting a distributor and marketing to audiences. Moderated by Fast Company’s Susan Karlin.

 

Cartoon Voices 1

1:00pm –  2:30pm

Room 6BCF

Each year, moderator Mark Evanier gathers together a bevy of the most talented cartoon voice actors working today and invites them to explain and demonstrate their artistry! This year’s lineup includes Phil LaMarr(Samurai Jack, Futurama), Brian T. Delaney (Mad, Halo 5: Guardians), Georgie Kidder (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Goldie and Bear), Gregg Berger (The Garfield Show, Transformers), Julianne Buescher (The Muppets, Sid the Science Kid), and Jim Meskimen (Avengers Assemble, MAD).

 

Lucifer Special Video Presentation and Q&A

1:30pm –  2:10pm

Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

All Hell will break loose as Lucifer returns to heat things up in San Diego. Indulge your deepest desires and be among the first to get the scoop on what’s sure to be a devilishly fun second season! Get a sizzling sneak peek at season 2, followed by a panel with series stars as well as executive producers Joe Henderson (White Collar) and Ildy Modrovich (CSI: Miami). From Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television and based on characters created by Neal Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, Lucifer returns September 19, airing Mondays 9/8c on FOX. Lucifer: The Complete First Seasonwill be released on DVD on August 23.

 

Inside the Writers’ Room: The Pilot: Part One

1:30pm –  2:30pm

Room 24ABC

Before there can be a hit series (or even a Manimal or Supertrain), there has to be a pilot. A panel of expert creators and writer/producers will share their experiences-the good, bad, and the very ugly-in selling and making a television pilot. Get the straight scoop on how shows go from their synapses to your television sets and tablets. Moderated by Sony Pictures Television’s executive VP of drama development and production, Chris Parnell.Panelists include Ryan Condal (Colony, Logan’s Run), Sarah Watson (Parenthood, About a Boy), V. J. Boyd(Justified), Ashley E. Miller (Black Sails, Fringe, Terminator), Craig Engler (Z Nation), Amy Berg (Counterpart, Caper, Da Vinci’s Demons)Toni Graphia (Outlander, Battlestar Galactica, Cop Rock), and Mark A. Altman(The Librarians, Agent X, Femme Fatales).

 

Minimates Mini-Figures: Marvel, TMNT & Beyond

1:30pm –  2:30pm

Room 8

Diamond Select Toys president Chuck Terceira and prototype painter Brian Felgar discuss what’s coming up for the long-running 2-inch toy line, including Aliens, Predator, and Doctor Strange. Marketing supervisor Zach Oat moderates.

 

NASA & Angry Birds on a Journey to Mars

1:30pm –  2:30pm

Room 5AB

Rovio, creators of Angry Birds, and NASA talent discuss their collaboration and the millions of people it reached, including those from the generation that will eventually set foot on the Red Planet. Phil Hickey moderates a panel of NASA’s best and brightest, including Kjell Lindren (NASA Johnson Space Center), Bobak Ferdowsi(Mohawk Guy, flight systems engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Rebekah Sosland Siegfriedt(systems engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Jay Falker (early stage portfolio executive, space technology mission directorate NASA), and Ville Heijari (Rovio Games CMO). The panel will include video content and a special preview of the new NASA and Angry Birds short: Rocket Science Show: Next Stop Mars.

 

Comic-Con How-To: Draw Your Imagination with Kim Jung Gi

1:30pm –  3:00pm

Room 2

Take this amazing chance to learn how to draw your imagination that words cannot describe on white paper with a black pen. You will realize that you do not need any fancy equipment to draw your hearts out after seeing Kim Jung Gi‘s outrageous live drawing! You will get a chance to see an empty canvas transform into a completed scene with human anatomy and perspective in just 90 minutes.

 

American Dad

1:45pm –  2:15pm

Ballroom 20

Cast Scott Grimes, Dee Bradley Baker, Rachael MacFarlane, and Wendy Schaal and executive producersMatt Weitzman and Brian Boyle appear fresh off their epic 200th episode on TBS! See a sneak preview of the new season and enjoy a live table read from your favorite All-American family.

 

Spotlight on Stan Lee

1:45pm –  2:45pm

Room 6A

‘Nuff said.

 

ZAG’s Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir

1:45pm –  2:45pm

Room 6DE

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Meet the team behind Miraculous LadybugJeremy Zag (producer), Thomas Astruc (creator), André Lake Mayer, and Kevin Marciano, English voice cast and director including: Cristina Vee (voice of Ladybug/Marinette), Bryce Papenbrook (voice of Adrien/Cat Noir), Keith Silverstein (Hawk Moth, Gabriel Agreste), Mela Lee (Tikki/Stormy Weather), Max Mittelman (Plagg), Carrie Keranen (Alya/Lady WiFi),Christopher Smith (Tom/Dad/Roger/Roger Cop), Ezra Weiss (voice director), and others as they answer questions about season 1, and where they are headed in season 2. Come dressed as your favorite Miraculouscharacter and you will receive a Ladybug action figure. See previews, win prizes, and join the fun in room 6DE!

 

Adding Dimension to Your Cosplay Make Up

2:00pm –  3:00pm

Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

Jeff Barkley (SkinTricks Makeup FX artist) discusses and applies a prosthetic makeup to demonstrate how much more effective a three-dimensional makeup can be compared to two-dimensional, painted makeup. He will be joined by professional cosplayers Trey Barkley (Sparrow’s Flight Cosplay) and Desiree Preston (Enasni Volz) to answer any questions about wearing prosthetics while in costume.

 

Children of Tendu Live: Episode Two: Tendu with a Vengeance

2:00pm –  3:00pm

Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

Want to write for TV? Learn how the sausage is made? Jose Molina and Javier Grillo-Marxuach,writer/producers of Lost, Firefly, Agent Carter, and The 100, spill the beans, tell the truths, and dispense advice in this informative live presentation of their popular podcast.

 

Creating Immersive Game Story

2:00pm –  3:00pm

Room 28DE

As game platforms emerge and evolve, games have even greater potential to tell compelling, immersive stories. Game industry veterans Chris Avellone (Divinity: Original Sin 2, Planescape: Torment), Leah Hoyer (Guild Wars 2, Quantum Break), and Elbert Perez (HTC Vive, Xbox) discuss the strategies for and challenges of making innovative game narrative.

 

Invader ZIM Conquers San Diego Comic Con

2:00pm –  3:00pm

Room 29AB

It’s been one year since the premiere of the Invader ZIM comic books based on the popular Nickelodeon series, so be on hand for a retrospective of the series so far as well as hints for what’s to come. Featuring Jhonen Vasquez (series creator, control brain), Eric Trueheart (TV and comic series writer), Aaron Alexovich(character designer, artist), Dave Crosland (comic artist), and Megan Lawton (inker) all tell horrible, horrible secrets about the comic book series.

 

Sid & Marty Krofft

2:00pm –  3:00pm

Room 23ABC

Sid and Marty Krofft have created and produced some of the most iconic names in family entertainment for over 40 years and are still in action today. Digital platforms such as Amazon Prime (Sigmund and The Sea Monstersstarring David Arquette), cable network Nickelodeon (Mutt & Stuff), and iTunes and Fullscreen (Electra Woman and Dyna Girl starring Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart) are all currently thrilling today’s audiences with three new Krofft productions. Join Sid and Marty Krofft along with moderator David Arquette and Bradley Zweig(executive producer of Mutt & Stuff) for this very special event, which also features a video appearance by Helbig and Hart.

 

Solution Squad: Teaching Math Through Comics

2:00pm –  3:00pm

Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

Veteran teacher Jim McClain presents Solution Squad, an all-ages comic featuring superheroes with powers and names based on math concepts. There is math embedded in every single page of the 32-page comic book. This workshop will take you through Solution Squad #1 step-by-step, showing how the digitally projectable and print comics can be used for direct instruction, as mnemonics for vocabulary and as springboards for deeper mathematical conversations and explorations that will stick with students throughout their entire school careers.

 

Spotlight on Derf Backderf

2:00pm –  3:00pm

Room 4

 

Spotlight on Jamie McKelvie

2:00pm –  3:00pm

Room 7AB

Artist Jamie McKelvie talks about his career, from Phonogram through Marvel and on to The Wicked + The Divine. And who better to interrogate him than his mostly platonic life partner, Kieron Gillen? No one, that’s who.

 

Star Trek

2:00pm –  3:00pm

Hall H

September 8, 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of Star Trek’s first broadcast. What began as a TV show became a window into the future and a reflection of our greatest hopes and dreams. By envisioning a world where technology and science improve the human condition, and where peace and unity transcend conflict and separation, Star Trek has inspired children, parents, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and viewers around the world. It’s also spurred countless real-world innovations and “firsts,” giving name to a Space Shuttle (theEnterprise), launching one of the first and most passionate worldwide fandoms, and featuring the first interracial kiss on American network television. Join William Shatner, Scott Bakula, Michael Dorn, Jeri Ryan, and Brent Spiner for a conversation moderated by Bryan Fuller, executive producer of the new Star Trek television series coming to CBS All Access, following its network premiere in 2017.

 

Women Rocking Hollywood

2:00pm –  3:00pm

Room 25ABC

This exciting new panel features powerful, talented women changing Hollywood from the inside. As creatives, directors, and producers, they are breaking box office records and showing Hollywood altering the status-quo just makes for better movies. Scheduled to appear are Victoria Alonso (exec producer, Doctor StrangeCaptain America: Civil War), Angela Robinson (writer/director, D.E.B.S.True Blood, How to Get Away With Murder),Catherine Hardwicke (director, Twilight, upcoming Love Letters to the Dead) and Kirsten Schaffer (exec director, Women in Film: LA) and other special guests, talking about positive changes in tinsel town, their work, and future projects. Moderated by Leslie Combemale of Cinema Siren.

 

Worldbuilding: Creating Realistic Fantasy Settings

2:00pm –  3:00pm

Room 9

Words are important. But how are they made? Claudia Christian (Wolf’s Empire), Gini Koch (The Alien Series),Seanan McGuire (the October Daye and InCryptid series), Brandon Mull (Five Kingdom’s Series), Scott Sigler(The Generations Trilogy), and Jon Skovron (Hope & Red) discuss how they set the stage for their stories and explore the dos and don’ts of building a living, breathing world for their characters in a panel moderated by Cindy Pon (Serpentine).

 

Writing with J. Michael Straczynski

2:00pm –  3:00pm

Room 30CDE

If your heart is driving you to write and you can’t imagine doing anything else, this is the panel for you. The discussion will cover writing for film, television, and comics in a Q&A style workshop, the quality of the discussion determined by the questions you bring. Learn the tricks of the writing trade from an Eisner, Icon, Inkpot, Hugo and Bradbury Award-winning writer and producer also nominated for a British Academy Award for Changeling.He’s worked on World War Z and Thor and is one of the writer/producer/creators for Sense8. Come prepared for information and impertinence.

 

Comics Arts Conference #12: The Poster Session

2:00pm –  3:30pm

Room 26AB

UPDATED: Sat, Jul 09, 05:06PM

The CAC’s poster session gives attendees the opportunity to interact directly with presenters.
Timothy Stiven, Adrienne Rozells, Diane KangCharlie Spadone, and Justine Kwon of Canyon Crest Academy present the student designed graphic novel Windy and the Spirit Skies and share with the audience the process the students and faculty went through to create this project.
Christopher Sperandio (Rice University) presents a range of the participatory comic books produced for institutions such as London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and Public Art Fund, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.
Jeanine Webb, Shelley Streeby, and Pepe Rojo of the University of California, San Diego examine how recent independent comics have created alternate worlds and new forms of belonging.
Phillip Vaughan (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design/University of Dundee) examines the graphic design of British comics from the 1960s to the present day.
Jason Bainbridge (Swinburne University of Technology) maps supervillains across the popular arts to explore their role in shaping our expectations of the superhero genre -and what being “super” really means.
Amanda Kennell (University of Southern California) analyzes the meanings and uses of Alice in Wonderland in comics today.
Ashley Bles (Henderson State University) presents an empirical test for analyzing the representation and role of women in superhero comics.
Damien Tomaselli (University of Kwazulu-Natal) analyses the digital reiteration of the printed comics of theCaptain Stone series, with specific focus on the adaptation of medium and temporal sensitivities from the motion book to work within the printed medium.
Cathy Leogrande (Le Moyne College) addresses five positive and five problematic examples of how disability is glorified and patholigized in comics published after the Americans with Disabilities Act to examine how “disability” has been defined within comics.
Christina M. Knopf (SUNY Potsdam) explores how G.I. Zombie, which features both a zombie hero and a villainous zombie plague, directly and metaphorically presents issues of surveillance, drone warfare, biological weapons, domestic terrorism, and PTSD to an audience tired of war stories.
Lisa Jackson (University of California, Santa Cruz) highlights the ways that scholars can deploy the gendered discourse inherent in the superhero genre in order to enrich our understanding of 20th century white American manhood.
Michael Kersulov (Indiana University) demonstrates how students used autobiographical and historical comics as models to create their own memoir comics to find ways to counteract feelings of dispossession.
Adam D. Henze (Indiana University) demonstrates how comics and poetry can be useful as rich, multimodal classroom texts, sharing the findings of a qualitative study that uses poetry comics in a secondary learning environment.
Eric Bruce (Western Oregon University) investigates the “self-concept” of Bruce Wayne/Batman and how his self-concept influences his dimensions of wellness as well as how to assist students in a classroom setting to identify self-concept connections with dimensions of wellness to improve healthy behavior change.
Elizabeth Potter (Kansas State University) considers the transnational nature of TekkonKinkreet‘s structure, stylistics, and visual rhetoric while contemplating the latent content reading styles of Western readership.
Dylan Weaver, Katherine Russell, and Taylor Mcswain of Henderson State University look at three characters from The Walking Dead and their reaction to death, through the lens of the Kübler-Ross five stages of grief and other coping mechanisms such as dissociation, avoidance, repression, and post-traumatic growth.
June M. Madeley (University of New Brunswick, Saint John) analyzes individual interviews conducted with manga readers and anime viewers from outside of Japan to investigate their fan activity, readership, viewing, and meaning making practices.
Antero Garcia (Colorado State University) and Peter Carlson (Green Dot Public Schools) construct a visual representation of the forms of resistance presented in contemporary comic book culture, illustrating blind spots in civic engagement and resistance theory in comic books today.
Nima Rassooli, Shelley Streeby, Babak Rahimi, and Manel Palos Pons of the University of California, San Diego explore the ways superhero comics through their form and content represent or complicate various facets of neoliberalism.
Emily Blanton (Henderson State University) compares the communities ofThe Walking Dead and Wasteland to crime organizations to better understand the group dynamic of common crime.
Allen Thomas (University of Central Arkansas), Shuna Thomas (Arkansas Children’s Hospital), Drew Morse(Arkansas Children’s Hospital), Colby Morse (Incite Rehab), Molly Reynolds (The Pointe Behavioral Health Services), and Gurrie Frisbie (Miami University) provide a basis for establishing the use of comics in a wide variety of professional settings, whether helping children manage difficult procedures through popular characters, facilitating hope and change within mental health, or encouraging students to further engage in literary material.
Craig Agule (University of California, San Diego) and Sharon Dopak (Scripps Hospital) look at the two medical procedures in Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane #12 to show how the liberal values now firmly established at the core of medical ethics were overlooked in those operating rooms, and imagine a parallel narrative tracking modern principles of medical ethics.
Barbara Glaeser (California State University, Fullerton) and Bianca Woods (BMO Financial Group) illustrate how comics and graphic novels can be used effectively in a school or business context in ways that engage adults cognitively and affectively, tap life experiences, and spur internal motivation to learn.

 

Rahma

2:05pm –  2:35pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

A strong-willed teen living in the Middle East is the last in a bloodline of mystically powered women who has been forced to hide her abilities from a world that persecuted her ancestors. When keeping her secret means putting others in danger, Rahma must risk everything to do what she believes is right. Participating panelists include Rakan Sindi (director), Kali Baker-Johnson (writer), and Naomi Rivas (producer).

 

Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A

2:10pm –  3:00pm

Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Supervillains are continuing to push Gotham City toward the brink, and while Jim Gordon remains at the forefront of the fight against crime in this dangerously corrupt city, how far will he go to save Gotham? Throughout season 2, Gordon’s moral compass wavered more than ever, creating both personal and professional dilemmas in his life as villains emerged from the city’s darkest places, including Arkham Asylum’s secret experimental lab, Indian Hill. Bruce Wayne also began to unravel some of Gotham City’s, and his family’s, deepest secrets, leading him to discover that Wayne Enterprises could be behind some very dangerous schemes poised to tear the city apart. Be among the first to see what’s in store for season 3 with a special video presentation, followed by a discussion with series stars and producers. From Warner Bros. Television, Gotham returns September 19 with all-new episodes, Mondays at 8/7c on FOX, and Gotham: The Complete Second Season will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on August 16.

 

Grimm Season 6

2:30pm –  3:15pm

Ballroom 20

The rivalry that has been brewing between Nick Burkhardt and Captain Sean Renard for five seasons will come to a fever pitch and change everything when Grimm returns for its sixth season. As if that weren’t enough, will the subtle glimpses of Juliette derail Nick’s budding romance with Adalind? How will Monroe and Rosalee handle their impending parenthood? Join your fellow “Grimmsters” for a panel filled with Wesen, season 6 themes, and of course, a panel session with the cast and producers: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, Claire Coffee, and executive producers/writers Jim Koufand David Greenwalt. Also get an exclusive first look at new NBC dramas Emerald City and Midnight, Texas.

 

Disney XD’s Pickle and Peanut & Future Worm

2:30pm –  3:30pm

Room 5AB

Join the creators and stars of Disney XD’s animated series Pickle and Peanut and upcoming series Future Worm! Panelists include show creators Noah Jones and Joel Trussell (Pickle and Peanut) and Ryan Quincy(Future Worm!). See exclusive clips from the shows, as well as sneak peeks of new animated shows coming soon.

 

Drawn & Quarterly After 25

2:30pm –  3:30pm

Room 8

Renowned literary graphic novel publisher Drawn & Quarterly spent 2015 feting 25 years of publishing the world’s greatest cartoonists. Hillary Chute (editor of Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists)leads a conversation with publisher Peggy Burns and a wide-ranging, groundbreaking group of D+Q cartoonists who define the D+Q aesthetic of quality: Lynda Barry (The! Greatest! Of! Marlys!, Syllabus), Kate Beaton (Step Aside, PopsHark! A Vagrant), Chester Brown (Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus, Paying for It), and Lisa Hanawalt (Hot Dog Taste Test, My Dirty Dumb Eyes).

IDW & SyFy: Wynonna Earp

2:30pm –  3:30pm

Room 24ABC

By now, the word is out, Wynonna Earp was the TV hit of the Spring! Now, get an exclusive look at the action-packed series with the cast and crew! Who is Wynonna Earp? A smoking hot, badass demon killer, that’s who. Stars Melanie Scrofano (Supernatural, Haven), Tim Rozon (Lost Girl, Being Human), Shamier Anderson(Constantine, Defiance), Dominique Provost Chalkley (The Avenger’s Age of Ultron), Katherine Barrell(Saving Hope), andWynonna Earp comic creator Beau Smith share exclusive footage, offer behind-the-scenes peeks, and participate in a Q&A.

 

Vice Principals

2:30pm –  3:30pm

Horton Grand Theatre

Vice Principals, the new HBO comedy series starring Danny McBride and Walton Goggins, makes its Comic-Con debut. Moderated by The Nerdist Podcast’s Matt Mira, with McBride, Goggins, and executive producerJody Hill. Created by McBride and Hill, who also created HBO’s Eastbound & Down, Vice Principals is a dark comedy series that tells the story of a high school and the two people who almost run it: the vice principals. McBride and Goggins star as the rival administrators who are in an epic power struggle, vying for the top spot: to be school principal. The half-hour show airs on Sundays at 10:30, beginning on July 17.

 

Legend of the Mantamaji

2:35pm –  2:55pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

When a masked gang known as the New World Knights gather illegal weapons for an attack on New York City, it’s up to a mystical warrior known as a Mantamaji to stop them. His powers are untested and he’s outgunned — can he survive this first big challenge? Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel series Legend of the Mantamaji. Panelists include Eric Dean Seaton (creator/writer/director), Chris Philips (producer, Bella and the Bulldogs), and Nicole Seaton (2nd AD, The Great Indoors).

 

Scooby-Doo and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon

2:45pm –  3:45pm

Room 6BCF

UPDATED: Sat, Jul 09, 04:48PM
Icons of entertainment reunite as the Mystery Inc. gang and WWE Superstars team-up for their second animated adventure, Scooby-Doo and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon. When Scooby and the gang attend an off-road racing competition, the last thing they expect is to stumble upon a menacing phantom. However, before they can say “ruh-roh,” things take a turn for the worse, as Inferno schemes to sabotage the race and cause chaos for everyone. With the help of WWE Superstars Triple H, Paige, Sheamus, Mr. McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, Lana™, Rusev®, The Miz®, Kofi Kingston® and Goldust®, as well as Scooby’s new driving partner, The Undertaker, it’s up to Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang to save the race before it’s too late! Be among the first public audience to see footage from the sequel to one of the best-selling films in Scooby-Doo history. WWE Superstars Sheamus and Paige join the longtime voice of Daphne, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated), along with producer Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood, Young Justice), director Tim Divar (Young Justice), WWE Studios President Michael Luisi, Warner Bros Animation Senior Vice PresidentJay Bastian – and a few mystery guests – for an in-depth discussion about this all-new animated film. IGN’s Eric Goldman will moderate the festivities, which will include special prizes for a few lucky fans. Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon, will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on August 9, 2016, just in time for the excitement of this year’s WWE SummerSlam.

Arty

2:55pm –  3:20pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Fate found Jewish American war veteran Arty Green and threw him head first into the cogs of the American comics industry. Success found some; most were not so lucky. Life, death, and comic books. Panelists includeNathan Boone (writer/director) and John Hatcher (producer).

 

30th Anniversary of Dark Horse

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Room 7AB

Thirty years ago, Dark Horse arrived with an agenda different from that of any other publisher in comics. The young company was founded on the belief that comics creators should have the option to retain the rights to their own work, and it continues to be a highly fertile breeding ground for new characters, concepts, and more. Now, the publisher is poised to make headlines again with some of the biggest news about new original work since Frank Miller brought Sin City to the pages of Dark Horse Presents! Panelists offer an exclusive look at upcoming and unannounced creator-owned work from some of the biggest names in and outside the industry.

 

Capturing the Imagination of Middle Grade Readers

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Room 23ABC

From a giant chaos-causing bunny to a land where left can be right to the puzzles of a haunted hotel or a rebellion against a powerful reign, from superpowers to super-scientists, middle-grade authors Ned Rust (Patrick Griffin’s Last Breakfast on Earth)Tahereh Mafi (Furthermore)Tania del Rio (Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye), Shannon Messenger (Keeper in the Lost Cities #4: Neverseen), Cece Bell (El Deafo), andRachel Ignotofsky (Women in Science)along with moderator Sherri L. Smith (The Toymaker’s Apprentice), discuss ways to reach and inspire the imaginations of even the most reluctant young reader.

 

ComiXology Unlimited

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Room 29AB

Want to sample new titles? Looking to binge-read some classics? It’s easier than ever with comiXology Unlimited, the new subscription service that allows you to explore thousands of comics, graphic novels, and manga. Get the latest on this new initiative from comiXology and suggestions on where to dive in from panelistsDavid Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO) and the comiXologist podcast crew Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski.

 

DC 75 Years of Wonder Woman

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Room 6DE

In her 75-year publishing history, Wonder Woman has become one of the most popular and influential icons of all time, both as a “disciple of peace and love” and an “invincible enemy of injustice”! Don’t miss this historic panel with topnotch talent and a few surprise guests who have shaped the Amazing Amazon into the hero and inspiration she is today.

 

Designer Cosplay: Bringing Originality to Cosplay Through Redesign and Collaboration

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

Ivy Doomkitty (SyFy’s Heroes of Cosplay, professional cosplayer), Zach Fischer (illustrator), Deela Designs(cosplayer, fashion designer), and Kelton FX (cosplayer, MUA) discuss the nuances of custom cosplay design from concept to crafting and offer tips and tricks to help create mind-blowing unique designs that are sure to set you apart from the crowd.

 

How to Get Your Artwork/Graphic Novel Published With Only Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Room 30CDE

Daniel Presedo (Photoshop, Dream Wolves) and Alicia Burstein (ArtStart books) share details on what you need to know before beginning your journey. They will show you examples of techniques that will help you achieve the best results. Prepare for a lively discussion and Q&A.

 

Lost Fans Unite with Jay and Jack

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

Are you a fan of ABC’s Lost? Then join Jay and Jack Glatfelter for their 10th annual SDCC panel! The co-hosts of the popular “Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack” will discuss the thoughts, theories, and legacy of one of the best serialized TV shows of all time.

 

Marvel: Cup O’Joe

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Room 6A

Here is your chance for a Q&A with Marvel’s chief creative officer Joe Quesada and a no-holds-barred panel on everything Marvel. Got a question about a favorite hero? Want to hear the latest developments on Marvel’s Star Wars or Marvel NOW! titles? This panel has you covered! Featuring VP of international development C. B. Cebulski and director of content & character development Sana Amanat, along with Jason Aaron (Star Wars,Doctor Strange), Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader), and other Mighty Marvel guests.

 

Nerd and Geek Culture in High Schools: Graphic Novels, Gamification, and Gamer’s Guilds

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

Nerd and geek culture has come into the mainstream. Most people accept it, and many who were previously uncomfortable with their nerdy tendencies are not ashamed any more. With this wide acceptance, we are now able to objectively study the practical values of nerd culture. Caitlyn Zaksheske (Eisner Graphic Novel Growth Grant 2015 winner, head librarian, Yuma High School), Matthew Zaksheske (psychology and sociology teacher, Gila Ridge High School), Neil Peters (English teacher, Cibola High School), and moderator John Shableski (VP of sales, UDON Entertainment/special projects; Will & Ann Family Eisner Foundation) discuss how the field of education can apply the values of nerd and geek culture to aid not only in the classroom but in the library and in extracurricular activities.

 

Spotlight on Jennifer Hayden

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Room 9

From Underwire to the webcomics S’Crapbook and Rushes to her Eisner-nominated masterwork The Story of My Tits, Jennifer Hayden has embraced a comics narrative that goes beyond the personal to the visceral. An artist, a musician, a wife and mother, a goddess: Hayden synthesizes many roles into a single, distinctive style. Join her in a discussion of how these roles transmute into art. Moderated by Karen Green.

 

Spotlight on Tsutomu Nihei

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Room 4

With more than 20 years of experience Japanese comicker Tsutomu Nihei has radically changed the perspective of manga globally. With his unique artistic designs and expansive worlds seen in works such asBiomega and Knights of Sidonia, he has redefined Japanese science fiction. To honor the rerelease of his groundbreaking work Blame! Nihei will sit down with his publishers Vertical and Kodansha for an interview, followed by a Q&A session with his many international fans.

 

Star Trek The Official Starships Collection: Designing and Filming Starships

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Room 28DE

Star Trek concept designer Rick Sternbach and visual effects producer Dan Curry discuss exactly what it takes to take a starship from the page to the screen and how the process has changed since Star Trek: The Next Generation debuted in 1987 with the introduction of CG. The panel will be moderated by Ben Robinson(Eaglemoss Collections), and everyone who attends will receive a free model Starship from Eaglemoss’s collection.

 

Syfy’s The Expanse

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Get a sneak peek of the new season of Syfy’s critically acclaimed series from writers of Children of Men and Iron Man, based on the New York Times bestselling book series. Moderator Adam Savage (MythBusters, Tested)and the cast and executive producers preview the aftermath of season 1’s explosive finale.

 

World of Monster Hunter

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Room 25ABC

Capcom Development Team members share brand new behind-the-scenes info and insights from the recently released Monster Hunter Generations for Nintendo 3DS. The panel will include exclusive new footage and announcements, as well as some special surprises.

 

Comic-Con How-To: How to Draw with Copic Markers with Allison Sohn

3:00pm –  4:30pm

Room 2

Trading card and comic book artist Allison Sohn takes you from a penciled portrait all the way to a final colored piece of original artwork. Allison will share tips and tricks and answer all of your questions while she works.

 

Aliens: 30th Anniversary

3:15pm –  4:15pm

Hall H

Writer/director James Cameron (Avatar) and producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead) join cast members Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), Bill Paxton (True Lies), Lance Henriksen (Millennium), Michael Biehn (The Terminator), and Paul Reiser (Red Oaks) for a look back at the iconic science fiction classic in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary.

 

Song of the Fifth Grade Samurai

3:20pm –  3:40pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

A group of schoolchildren fantasize about being superheroes to help deal with a playground bully. Participating panelists include Timothy Vandenberg (director, Agatha4th and LongDavid Kreutzer (director), and John Marchioni (producer, Pieces of Talent).

 

Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A

3:30pm –  4:15pm

Ballroom 20

Supergirl will be returning for more supercharged adventures in the show’s new home on The CW this fall! Wondering who’s in that pod, or what will be bringing Superman to National City? Join the series’ cast and creative team for a special video presentation, followed by a discussion of these season 2 hot topics and more! From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl’s second season will premiere Mondays at 8/7c this fall on The CW. Supergirl: The Complete First Season will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 9.

 

20 Years of Tomb Raider: Lara Croft’s Multimedia Empire

3:30pm –  4:30pm

Room 24ABC

In 1996 Lara Croft was unleashed on the world-her story of action, adventure, and intrigue told through a stunning and groundbreaking video game. Throughout the past two decades the Tomb Raider franchise has left a mark on all facets of pop culture and entertainment, from critically acclaimed video games to record-breaking Hollywood movies to bestselling comic series to chart-topping singles. Crystal Dynamics presents a panel that explores Lara Croft’s multimedia empire, with top-tier talent who brought her to life in these unique mediums:Camilla Luddington (voice and performance artist for Lara Croft), Noah Hughes (franchise creative director), and Andy Park (comic and concept artist).

 

Bear McCreary: Creating Musical Worlds

3:30pm –  4:30pm

Room 8

An effective musical score is a vital component of storytelling and invites the audience to immerse themselves in a fictional narrative. From the blank page to the orchestral stage, composer Bear McCreary explores the creative process of crafting musical worlds on projects such as The Walking Dead, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Battlestar Galactica, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and more.

 

Celebrating 40 Years of Fantagraphics

3:30pm –  4:30pm

Room 26AB

Now in their 40th year of publishing groundbreaking alternative comics, come hear the story of how it all began from founder Gary Grothassociate publisher Eric Reynolds and cartoonists Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Daniel Clowes, and Simon Hanselmann.

 

Doctor Who and Torchwood Comics

3:30pm –  4:30pm

Room 5AB

John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman give you the inside secrets of their brand new Torchwood comic, which debuts at the show. Get your fix of all things Whovian from writers Cavan Scott, George Mann, Rob Williams, and Paul Cornell and Doctor Who editor Andrew James, who reveal upcoming plans for Titan’sDoctor Who comics and take you behind the scenes of Titan’s stand-alone SDCC Doctor Who comic, created especially for the show! Exclusive sneak peeks at upcoming art from the cavalcade of amazing global talents! Each audience member will receive a free comic.

 

Age of Kaos

3:40pm –  4:20pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

In this exploration into the nature of reality and perception, a young nurse finds herself caring for a famous comic book writer with dementia. She struggles to find a way to help him escape the terror and loneliness of a world that only he can see. Participating panelists include Tim Larson (director, Before the Border), Anna Rose Moore (lead actress, Land of Fire), and Jeffrey Peters (cinematographer, Dead Season).

 

A Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones Fan Discussion

4:00pm –  5:00pm

Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

Amin Javadi (Podcast of Ice and Fire, Bastards of Kingsgrave), Ashley Mitruk (Podcast of Ice and Fire), Kyle Maddock (Podcast of Ice and Fire, AfterBuzzTV), and Tara Lynne (The Geekiary) discuss popular and obscure fan theories, compare the books to the television show, and take part in a general Q&A.

 

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: BBC America

4:00pm –  5:00pm

Room 6BCF

Stars Elijah Wood (Wilfred), Samuel Barnett (Penny Dreadful), Hannah Marks (The Amazing Spiderman), andJade Eshete (Dead Beat), lead writer and executive producer Max Landis (ChronicleAmerican Ultra), showrunner Robert Cooper (Stargate AtlantisStargate Universe) and moderator Tim Leong of Entertainment Weekly offer a first look at BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, an original series from the producers of The Walking Dead, premiering October 22. An adaptation from famed author of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric detective Dirk Gently (Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Wood), as they wend their way through an insane mystery, crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and dangerous characters, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth. BBC America’s Dirk Gentley’s Holisitc Detective Agency is an eight-part co-production of AMC Studios, Ideate Media and IDW Entertainment with Circle of Confusion producing.

 

Draw Your Big Idea

4:00pm –  5:00pm

Room 4

ImageThink’s Nora Herting, Heather Willems and James Lake share principles and exercises from their new book, Draw Your Big Idea. This interactive workshop is designed to help participants clarify their goals and attach actions to them using visual storytelling.

 

Hasbro Marvel

4:00pm –  5:00pm

Room 25ABC

The Hasbro and Marvel product experts discuss some exciting news around Hasbro’s ever popular Marvel LEGENDS action figure line. Attendees will also get a sneak peek of upcoming Marvel action figures, followed by Q&A for your burning Marvel action figure questions.

 

Let’s Make a Comic: Parents & Kids Together Time

4:00pm –  5:00pm

Room 30CDE

Parents, bring your kiddos, a few sheets of paper and a pencil, and let’s get your kids making comics! Comics educator, former Marvel editor, and Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt presents a quick, child-based, tutorial on how to get your child’s creativity flowing onto the page. In quick and easy steps, Andy will teach you and your child how to make a comic story on just one sheet of paper, how to learn to draw anything, and get you and your child making a comic, right in this session! How awesome is that?

 

Nerdist News Live

4:00pm –  5:00pm

Horton Grand Theatre

Jessica Chobot and the rest of the Nerdist News gang bring you the latest in movie, TV, comic book, gaming, and tech news. Find out how the magic happens behind the scenes, catch some surprise special guests, and join the conversation with an exclusive Q&A.

 

Spotlight on Noelle Stevenson

4:00pm –  5:00pm

Room 23ABC

Comic-Con special guest Noelle Stevenson, author of Nimona and co-creator of Lumberjanes, chats withShannon Watters (Lumberjanes) about comics, cartoons, heroes, villains, queer teens, free will, first crushes, and probably more than a few tangents about mountaineering and extinct animals. This one-on-one interview will be followed by a Q&A session.

 

Superhero Textiles: Construction & Deconstruction

4:00pm –  5:00pm

Room 9

The Motion Picture Costumers Local 705 present the journey your favorite superhero fabrics take both beforeand after becoming a wearable garment. Industry leading artisans Marilyn J. Madsen (costume manufacturing foreperson, Captain America Civil War, Hunger Games: Mockingjay), Mary Ellen Fields (owner, Bill Hargate Costumes; Batman v Superman, Man of Steel), Dorothy Bulac-Eriksen (specialty costumer,Guardians of the Galaxy Vo.l 2Fantastic Four), Doug Stewart (textile artist-ager/dyer, X-men Apocalypse, 10 Cloverfield Lane),Maureen O’Heron (costume buyer, Interstellar, Ender’s Game), and other treasured talents discuss and answer questions about your favorite superheroes’ costume trials and tribulations.

 

Syfy’s The Magicians

4:00pm –  5:00pm

Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

The acclaimed breakout hit makes its San Diego Comic-Con debut. The cast and executive producers tease the anticipated second season of the Syfy series based on author Lev Grossman’s bestselling fantasy trilogy.

 

The Nerd in the Classroom: Comics as an Educational Tool

4:00pm –  5:00pm

Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

Education’s all-things nerd networking resource returns to Comic-Con. This year’s edition will have a focus on student-generated comics, with an emphasis on autobiographical and memoir narratives. Learn from expertsScott McCloud (Understanding Comics), Randy Duncan (The Power of Comics: History, Form and Culture),Michael Ray Taylor (Creating Comics as Journalism, Memoir and Nonfiction), and Patrick Murphy (Fremont High/Weber State University).

 

Vigilante Justice

4:00pm –  5:00pm

Room 29AB

Tales of regular people taking the law into their own hands have been a staple of comics from the beginning. Our favorite heroes are often driven to the edge, leaving the audience to simultaneously empathize with and reject their actions. Comic-Con special guests Jason Aaron (Southern Bastards), Rafael Albuquerque (Batgirl), Mike Baron (The Punisher), Paul Gulacy (Jonah Hex) and Hope Larson (Batgirl) discuss with moderator by Vince Hernandez (Aspen Comics) what it takes to really serve up vigilante justice!

 

We Are All Heroes: The Changing Landscape of Comics, Geekdom, and Fanboy Culture

4:00pm –  5:00pm

Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

With the landscape of geekdom evolving, Cashmere Agency’s executive vice president Ryan Ford has assembled a star-studded, diverse panel to discuss the evolution of comic book, video gaming, and fanboy culture, and its growing popularity among a new audience-specifically African Americans, women, LGBTQ, and other minorities. Joined by Ryan Coogler (director, Black Panther), Cheo Cooker (producer, Luke Cage),Kellvin Chavez (editor, Latino-Review), and Jamie Broadax (founder, BlackGirlNerds). Cashmere Agency has worked with a slew of titles in the geekdom community, including Star Wars, The Boondocks, Game of Thrones,and Tekken. The panelists are eager to shed light on how minorities are making an impact within the entertainment medium.

 

What’s New From Abrams ComicArts

4:00pm –  5:00pm

Room 28DE

Charles Kochman (editorial director), Chad Beckerman (creative director), and panelists Damian Duffy andJohn Jennings (illustrator and writer of the forthcoming graphic novel adaptation Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation), Nathan Hale (author, the Eisner-nominated series Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales), and Cece Bell(author, the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel El Deafo) talk about upcoming Abrams ComicArts projects from their exciting fall list, including original graphic novels Becoming Andy Warhol (the story of how Andy Warhol became a world-renowned pop art icon); Si Lewen’s Parade: An Artist’s Odyssey by Si Lewen and Art Spiegelman (Pulitzer Prize-winning comics author and artist of Maus); and the latest trading card collections from Topps: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume 3. Also find out what’s coming next year as they reveal some works in progress (such as The Best We Could Do, the debut graphic novel memoir by Thi Bui), videos, and never-before-seen titles and art.

 

Oddball Comics Live!

4:00pm –  5:30pm

Room 7AB

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Cartoonist Scott Shaw! (Captain Carrot And His Amazing Zoo Crew!, Sonic The Hedgehog, Simpsons Comics, Annoying Orange) once again presents his uniquely hilarious slideshow of “the craziest comic books ever published!” Once you’ve seen this mind-roasting presentation-which has played to standing room only crowds in San Diego for the better part of four decades-you’ll never forget such covers as those of the “crotch-centric” issues of Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane, those with someone getting slapped with a “fish-in-the-face,” and those Silver Age issues of Batman and Detective Comics with “Robin-in-the-corner”! Scott promises, “My hilarious presentation is for everyone who’s enjoyed reading a comic book, whether as an avid collector or as a young patient in a dentist’s office-in fact, even for people who have never read a single comic book in their life to join me for a trip through the secret history of comic books, using the most outrageous and bizarre covers of all time. Even if you’ve seen my acclaimed slideshow presentation many times before, when you see their covers blown up to the size of the side of a barn, you’ll be amazed and delighted at the unbelievable imagery that’s revealed!” See for yourself why Marvel Comic’s Stan Lee calls Scott’s show “the wildest, wackiest exposé of some of the craziest comic books I’ve ever seen!”

 

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A

4:15pm –  5:00pm

Ballroom 20

After saving the world-and all of time-from the immortal madman Vandal Savage, then bidding farewell to two of their fellow comrades, Hawkman and Hawkgirl, the Legends received an unexpected visit from a mysterious new ally, Rex Tyler, who gives the team a brand new mission. What that mission is, how the Justice Society of America will factor in, and who will be aboard the Waverider when The CW’s Super Hero team-up series returns for its second season are questions that the cast and creative team will seek to answer when they descend on San Diego for their second visit to Comic-Con. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and Digital HD on August 23.

 

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment

4:15pm –  5:15pm

Room 6DE

Prolific comic creator and Skybound Entertainment co-founder Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead franchise,Outcast) and Skybound Entertainment co-founder and CEO David Alpert (The Walking Dead franchise,Outcast) discuss what it means to run a multiplatform entertainment company. They’ll explore projects such asThe Walking Dead television franchise, their newest series Outcast, and what’s in store for the company’s bustling comics, film, gaming, and interactive divisions. Dan Murray (Skybound Interactive president), Rachel Skidmore (Skybound’s director of media development) and writer Max Landis (Dirk Gently, American Ultra) will join the panel to discuss his new Skybound comic series Green Valley. Moderated by Yvette Nicole Brown(Community, The Odd Couple).

 

Timeless Pilot Screening and Q&A

4:15pm –  5:15pm

Room 6A

From the creative geniuses behind Revolution, Supernatural and The Blacklist comes Timeless, a thrilling new action-adventure series in which a mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. The only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, a soldier, and a history professor who must use the machine’s prototype to travel back in time to critical events and uncover the mystery behind this dangerous fugitive’s actions. Preview an exclusive premiere screening ofTimeless and join Abigail Spencer (Rectify, Oz the Great and Powerful), Matt Lanter (Ultimate Spider-Man,Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Malcolm Barrett (Key and Peele, Hurt Locker), Goran Višnjić (ER, Extant), and co-creators and executive producers Eric Kripke (Supernatural, Revolution) and and Shawn Ryan (The Shield, Mad Dogs) for a discussion moderated by Lynette Rice of Entertainment Weekly. Timeless is produced by Davis Entertainment, Kripke Enterprises and MiddKid Productions, in association with Sony Pictures Television. Check out the premiere of Timeless this fall on Mondays at 10/9c on NBC.

 

The Red Thunder — El Trueno Rojo

4:20pm –  4:35pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Sarah, a nerdy teenager, steals her mom’s new car to go on a date with Danny, the boy she is in love with. Little does she know that the vehicle hides a secret that will change their lives forever . . . Participating panelists include actress Karen Strassman (Weeds) and editor Vicente Perez (Weapons of Mass Adiction).

 

Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass

4:30pm –  5:15pm

Hall H

A discussion among fierce, fearless actresses Morena Baccarin (Gotham), Melissa Benoist (Supergirl), Lucy Lawless (Ash vs Evil Dead), Tatian Maslany (Orphan Black) and Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman), who open up about the power and privilege of playing women that redefine the rules and refuse to yield.

 

The Road to Pro-Gaming and E-Sports

4:30pm –  5:30pm

Room 24ABC

That passion for playing games 10 hours a day is now a career! Top professional gamers can pull in six figures playing on teams in gaming tournaments to stadium-size crowds. There’s also an entire support industry of folks making a living managing teams, producing events, and covering gaming on Twitch and YouTube. ESL creative producer Joshua Gray, FACEIT media VP/ Eleague shoutcast James Bardolph, e-league general managerChristina Alejandre, EchoFox CEO Jace Hall and Raptr CEO (and world’s first pro gamer) Dennis Fongdiscuss the landscape and what’s needed to get into and thrive in the industry. Moderated by Fast Company‘sSusan Karlin.

 

Vulture Presents: Valiant’s Creators’ Roundtable

4:30pm –  5:30pm

Room 8

Valiant Entertainment continues to be one of the biggest surprise successes in comics history, rising from the ashes in 2012 and generating some of the industry’s smartest, most action-packed superhero stories. Valiant creators Jody Houser (Faith), Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Wrath of the Eternal Warrior), B. Clay Moore(Savage), and Joshua Dysart (Imperium) describe how they construct the Valiant universe, moderated by Vulture’s Abraham Riesman (associate editor).

 

Weird Love: Vintage Romance Comics Come Alive

4:30pm –  5:30pm

Room 26AB

Weird Comics Live! Make a date with the Golden Age’s romance genre and learn how it reflected the strange morals of its time and its relationship to today’s comics creators and audiences. Craig Yoe (editor ofWeird Lovecomics) leads a juicy discussion with Ben Dickow (guest lecturer, Otis College of Art), Adriana Yugovich (LA Zine Fest), and Kristen Simon (former editor at Image Comics) looking at the role of women in these stories, while LA performance group Captured Aural Phantasy Theater dramatically reads from prime examples of this crazy genre.

 

Comic-Con How-To: Voice Acting

4:30pm –  6:00pm

Room 2

Learn how to tell stories for the microphone with master storyteller and voiceover artist Scott Brick, award-winning narrator of over 800 audiobooks (including Bladerunner, Jurassic Park, the Jason Bourne trilogy, and the Dune saga) and acting-for-the-microphone instructor at UCLA. He puts volunteers from the audience through the paces to see if they have what it takes to join the competitive world of voiceover.

 

That 70’s Panel

4:30pm –  6:00pm

Room 5AB

It was a time of change in comics with a new generation intermingling with the old and taking command. Hear what it was like from Howard Chaykin (American Flagg, Black Kiss), Paul Gulacy (Master of Kung Fu, Sabre),Elliott S! Maggin (Superman, Green Arrow), Marv Wolfman (Tomb of Dracula, The New Teen Titans), and moderator Mark Evanier (Groo the Wanderer, Blackhawk).

 

Working Man Hero

4:35pm –  4:50pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Two officeworkers believe their colleague is the legendary hero “Superior Man.” But how far will they have to go to prove it? Participating panelists include Jake Martin(assistant to director, Guardians of the Galaxy 2),Matthew Benson Walsh (writer, Birthday Boy) and Colleen Klinefelter (writers’ assistant, Workaholics).

 

Geester

4:50pm –  5:20pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Awkward and hideous, Charles Geester wants one thing on the last day of school: a smile from the girl of his dreams. High school, timing, and of course his face complicate his pursuit for the exterior into a journey of the heart as well. Participating panelists include Alysia Anderson (writer/director), Ricky Anderson II (executive producer), and Courtney Brock (co-producer).

 

The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A

5:00pm –  5:45pm

Ballroom 20

Parallel universes and doppelgangers and man-sharks, oh my! The second season of The CW’s highest-rated series had more than its fair share of twists and turns, but none compared to Barry Allen’s jaw-dropping decision to go back in time and save his mother from his arch-nemesis, Reverse-Flash, a decision that called the entire timeline into question. But fear not fans, you won’t have to wait until the fall to start getting answers to some of your most pressing questions, as the cast and creative team behind the show will be giving fans insight into the show’s highly anticipated third season. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW; The Flash: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and Digital HD on September 6.

 

Archie Comics’ Super-Heroes: The Mighty Crusaders from MLJ to Dark Circle

5:00pm –  6:00pm

Room 23ABC

Moderator Rik Offenberger is joined by TwoMorrows publisher John Morrow, Archie Comics president Mike Pellerito, and comics historians Chris Squires, Jim Simon (son of comics legend Joe Simon), and Michael Uslan (Batman movie producer) for a lively conversation about the Mighty Crusaders in all their incarnations from the Golden Age to today, as well as information about The MLJ Companion book, debuting at Comic-Con from TwoMorrows Publishing.

 

Comics 101: Making Sense of the World of Comics

5:00pm –  6:00pm

Room 28DE

Just getting into comics but not sure where to start? Some of the industry’s biggest professionals draw on their vast comic knowledge and personally recommend series just right for you! David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel), Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly), Frank J. Barbiere(Avengers World, The Revisionist), and Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly, Manga Comics Manga) become your guides through the awesome world of comics!

 

Everyone’s a Critic: Being a Journalist in the Online Age

5:00pm –  6:00pm

Room 9

The past decade has seen an explosion in the number and scope of journalists, from the rise of citizen-journalism to blogging, vloggers, podcasters, and online-only news sources. Nationally known writers and hosts will talk about the role new media play between readers and their beats.

 

geekEd VI: College and the Nerd Brain

5:00pm –  6:00pm

Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

Learn how to take your fandom with you to college and how to find your tribe once you’re there. “Quirk Theory” can give you insight into why someone who has been marginalized in high school thrives once they reach college. A panel of educators from across the country show you how they make geek communities on college campuses. Brian MacDonald (UCLA), Alfred Day (UC Berkeley), Kamil Oshundara (UCLA), Rod Santos (UC Berkeley), Geralyn Williams (University of San Diego), and Emily Sandoval (USC) will show you how to enhance the geek college experience.

 

I’m in the Nerd Business

5:00pm –  6:00pm

Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

How do you create and sustain a business that caters to the geek lifestyle without exploiting the very people to whom you provide services? Entrepreneurs whose businesses cater to a predominantly nerdy or geeky clientele will discuss how these businesses started, how they sustain their service to their clients and compete with big conglomerates looking to capitalize on the geek marketplace, and how they sell goods and market services to a community seeking authenticity, without falling into the trap of pandering or gimmicks. Panelists include Matthew Arevalo (Loot Crate), Janelle Badali (Badali Jewelry), and David Nett (Nerdstrong Gym). Moderated by Brian Ward (The Arkham Sessions, Shout! Factory).

 

Pop Culture Influence: Zombie Video Games

5:00pm –  6:00pm

Room 25ABC

Video game development and pop culture come together for a wide ranging discussion on how zombies have invaded our lives through every avenue of entertainment. From movies to TV, books to video games- especially video games! Joining the panel will be the developers of Dead Rising 4 who will unveil an exclusive new video asset from the upcoming Xbox One and Windows 10 PC game, Jesse Metcalfe (American actor), Tomas Harlan (producer), Tim Carter (writer/producer) and Greg Miller (AKA: GameOverGreggy of Kinda Funny).

 

Son of Zorn

5:00pm –  6:00pm

Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Be one of the first to see FOX’s highly anticipated new hybrid live-action/animated family comedy, Son of Zorn.Featuring the voice of Jason Sudeikis, the series follows an animated warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean who returns to Orange County to win back his live-action ex-wife and teenage son. The talented cast and crew, including Cheryl Hines, Tim Meadows, Johnny Pemberton, executive producer Sally McKenna and executive producer/director Eric Appel will entertain as they discuss this ground-breaking series coming to FOX this fall. Moderated by Dan Snierson.

 

Spotlight on Babs Tarr

5:00pm –  6:00pm

Room 29AB

Babs Tarr and Brenden Fletcher will go over Babs’ career before comics, Batgirl, and their upcoming projectMotor Crush! Join them for some chitchat and some laughs! Babs may even give away a sketch at the end.

 

Spotlight on Mike Baron

5:00pm –  6:00pm

Room 4

Mike Baron will discuss the origins of the comics series Nexus and Badger and talk about his recent work, with an emphasis on his horror and crime novels. He may recite “The Ballad of Garrison Gland.”

 

You Don’t Need Talent to Learn Drawing

5:00pm –  6:00pm

Room 30CDE

Wei Xu, Ph.D. (artist, mathematician, computer scientist, author) will talk about tricks of using simple geometry and computer graphics techniques to manage and construct complicated shapes. His scientific drawing method, a.k.a. “ABC (Angle Based Constructive)” method enables an average person, from kids to seniors, to master basic drawing skill much more efficiently.

 

Robert Kirkman’s Outcast: When in Rome

5:15pm –  6:15pm

Room 6BCF

Cinemax’s newest series chronicles Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate, and the fate of the world, forever. Executive producers Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead franchise) and Chris Black (Desperate Housewives) and cast members Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous, Gone Girl), Philip Glenister (Life on Mars), Wrenn Schmidt (Boardwalk Empire), Brent Spiner (Star Trek, Independence Day), and Reg E Cathey (House of Cards, The Wire) discuss their experience with Outcast season 1 and look ahead to the already green-lit season 2. Moderated by Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!).

 

Detective Detective Detective

5:20pm –  7:00pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Three estranged brothers play detectives in a live-action role-playing mystery game set up by an overzealous gamemaster in the Alaskan wilderness. Participating panelists include Justin Edwards(director/writer/producer), Adam McCabe (lead actor) and Leslie Andrew Ridings (executive producer/cinematographer).

 

Artists in the Spotlight: Geppi’s Entertainment Museum

5:30pm –  6:30pm

Room 26AB

Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) welcomes Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn), Jimmy Palmiotti (Painkiller Jane), Denis Kitchen (Kitchen Sink Press), and Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves), as they discuss their successful Artist Spotlight and Special Exhibit showings with GEM’s Melissa Bowersox and Michael Solof, who will also reveal the plan to showcase the world’s finest original comic book art in new traveling exhibits.

 

Buckaroo Banzai: Getting the Band Back Together

5:30pm –  6:30pm

Room 8

Lewis Smith (Perfect Tommy), Billy Vera (Pinky Carruthers), Damon Hines (Scooter Lindley), and Gerald Peterson (Rug Sucker) discuss their experiences making this cult classic, their participation in the upcoming Shout Factory special edition Blu-ray, and their potential involvement in the new Banzai television series being spearheaded by Kevin Smith. Moderated by Joe Parrington (publicist, Raining Hollywood Publicity).

 

Crazy Talk: Mental Health, Pop Culture, and Empowerment

5:30pm –  6:30pm

Room 24ABC

Pop culture’s ability to empower people with mental illnesses is reaching new heights, from celebrated depictions of superhero struggles to the personal stories of creators themselves. Does mental health represent the next wave of diversity in comics, or is that just “crazy” talk? Psychologist Janina Scarlet, Ph.D. (Superhero Therapy) will share moving stories of patients inspired by accurate comic book depictions of mental disorders in their recovery from mental illnesses. Clinical psychologist Andrea Letamendi, Ph.D. (Under the Mask, The Arkham Sessions) will discuss her influence on the depiction of posttraumatic stress disorder and its treatment in DC Comics’s Batgirl. Actress/comedian and mental health activist Jenny Jaffe (Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2, CollegeHumor) will discuss her outreach to teens and young adults through her innovative mental health nonprofit, Project UROK. Forensic psychiatrist Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D. (Broadcast Thought) will discuss Aura, his Prism Award-winning short story about a stigmatized superhero with bipolar disorder, published in Rise: Comics Against Bullying #2 from Northwest Press. Forensic psychiatrist Praveen R. Kambam, M.D. (Broadcast Thought) will discuss how entertainment can be a force for good in mental health and why more accurate and less stigmatizing mental health representations are a win-win for media outlets and people with mental illnesses alike. Attorney Jeff Trexler (The Beat, The Comics Journal) moderates.

 

DC Rebirth: Behind the Scenes

5:30pm –  6:30pm

Room 6DE

Our jaws are still agape, and minds blown away from the biggest event of 2016: DC REBIRTH #1! Come get the inside scoop and all the secrets from some of the industry’s most creative and influential people!

 

The Final Girls & The Future of The Midnight Movie

5:30pm –  6:30pm

Horton Grand Theatre

The creatives and select cast behind 2015’s cult-classic in the making, The Final Girls, and actual fan-favortie final girls from horror films throughout the years discuss the film’s road to the screen, its midnight movie roots, what the rules are for a final girl in this day and age, and what makes a modern and classic midnight movie favorite! Bonus: watch select scenes with the cast and final girls and join them in suggesting Rocky Horror style rituals to enact in future viewings of the film. Panelists include director Todd Strauss-Schulson, writers Joshua Miller and M. A. Fortin, director of photography Elie Smolkin, cast members Thomas Middleditch and Angela Trimburs, and a surprise slate of actual final girls from horror film history! Featuring exclusive signed giveaways from the film.

 

WWE: Then. Now. Forever.

5:30pm –  6:30pm

Room 7AB

BOOM! Studios is proud to announce a publishing partnership with WWE to bring the sports entertainment leader back to comic shops everywhere. BOOM! Studios president of publishing & marketing Filip Sablik,managing editor Bryce Carlson, editor Eric Harburn, artist Dan Mora for an inaugural power hour of special announcements and the debut of exclusive artwork, including the announcement of who will be writing the upcoming WWE: Then. Now. Forever comic coming in November. Plus, every attendee will recieve an exclusive, double-sided, one-page comic for free!

 

Marvel Studios

5:30pm –  6:45pm

Hall H

Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and special guests provide an inside look at the ever expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.

 

Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A

5:45pm –  6:30pm

Ballroom 20

In the face of worldwide nuclear destruction at the hands of the maniacal mystic known as Damien Darhk, Oliver Queen (a.k.a Green Arrow) united Star City with a message of hope that allowed him to vanquish the season 4 Big Bad once and for all. However, our heroes’ triumph came at a cost, and the future of Team Arrow was left hanging in the balance. Now, as the show takes aim on season 5, Oliver will set out to save his city from a new threat-one that he personally created-as both the newly appointed mayor of Star City and as the Green Arrow. The cast and creators of the hit CW series will be on-hand for a lively conversation surrounding the upcoming season. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television,Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW; Arrow: The Complete Fourth Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and Digital HD on August 30.

 

Comic-Con How To: Documentary Filmmaking

6:00pm –  7:00pm

Room 2

Learn how to produce and direct your own documentary with a minimal budget and existing, commercially available equipment. Topics will include narrative structure, conducting interviews, writing, and anecdotes from the panel of professional documentary filmmakers, including Edward Doty (host of Documentality podcast),Jessica Hernandez (editor, The Punk Singer, Bhutto), Mike J. Nichols (director, Wrestling the Curse).

 

How to Get a Job in Video Games

6:00pm –  7:00pm

Room 25ABC

Moderator Francis Mao offers insights into the wide variety of professions available in the video game industry. You’ll find out that it’s not all programming and digital art, as a panel of industry insiders from various companies share the unique ways that they each got into the video game business, what they do each day, and most important, share suggestions on how you can get into the industry, too. Hear firsthand accounts from prior audience members who applied what they learned at this panel and eventually got into the video game business themselves! Q&A session as well as networking opportunity with panelists after the program.

 

Spotlight on Jonathan Case

6:00pm –  7:00pm

Room 9

Comic-Con special guest and Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Jonathan Case (The New Deal) presents an in-depth look at creating and publishing your first graphic novel. Explore one book’s tumultuous journey from conception to delivery as Case offers anecdotes about the creation and promotion of his first book, Dear Creature (returning to print this fall as a deluxe hardcover from Dark Horse Comics).

 

The Geek Shall Inherit: The Evolution of Geek Culture

6:00pm –  7:00pm

Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

Dr. Billy San Juan (Star Wars Psychology, Star Trek Psychology) hosts a discussion on the past, present, and future of geek culture. Experts include Brian Kibler (professional gamer and content creator), Travis Langley(Batman and Psychology, Doctor Who Psychology), Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy,Star Wars Psychology),Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia, Most Craved), Alan Kistler (Doctor Who: A History, The Walking Dead Psychology), and Cary Kazmaier (manager, Artifex, U.S. Navy ret.).

 

The Last Man on Earth

6:00pm –  7:00pm

Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

The stars from FOX’s Emmy-nominated hit comedy The Last Man on Earth-Will Forte, Kristen Schaal, January Jones, Mel Rodriguez, Mary Steenburgen, and Cleopatra Coleman-discuss the evolution and surprising twist and turns from the first two shocking seasons as well as tease the upcoming third season. Moderated by Henry Goldblatt.

 

TOKYOPOP Relaunch

6:00pm –  7:00pm

Room 28DE

Visit the legendary manga publisher and media brand TOKYOPOP as they discuss their new titles and latest company updates. Featuring founder Stu Levy and the team.

 

Trek Talks: Star Trek & NASA Boldly Go

6:00pm –  7:00pm

Room 5AB

Star Trek has influenced many of us to fall in love with the infinite possibilities of space exploration. The various television series and films have also made an indelible impact on NASA. NASA scientists, engineers and astronauts often cite Star Trek as inspiring them to pursue careers in their fields. (Nichelle Nichols even helped NASA recruit astronauts in the 1980s.) Today, NASA is turning science fiction into reality. Humans now live and work in space full time on the International Space Station. SNASA continues its goal of sending humans to Mars in the 2030s. How does NASA’s vision of the future mimic the world of Star Trek and where does it differ? What technologies in the Star Trek world have paved the way for real technologies being developed by NASA? This moderated discussion in collaboration with CBS will be accompanied by the latest visual and graphics of some of NASA’s newest and most exciting missions. Robert Picardo, who portrayed The Doctor on Star Trek: Voyager, moderates a panel that includes Astronaut Kjell Lindgren (NASA Johnson Space Center), Amber Staughn(astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Bobak Ferdowsi (flight systems engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), and Jay Falker (early stage portfolio executive, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters).

 

Turning Science Fiction Into Science Fact

6:00pm –  7:00pm

Room 30CDE

In this interactive workshop top professionals in the technology and aerospace industries demonstrate the application of discoveries previously thought to be fiction. Ben Dickow (director of NASA Columbia Memorial Space Center) will showcase new science programs at the Space Center in Downey, CA. Diego Porqueras(CTO Deezemaker) will demonstrate the application of 3D printing in the aerospace industry. Geo Cable(Captured Aural Phantasy Theater) will demonstrate the benefits of interactive performances that support critical thinking. Gerald Blackburn (NASA engineer/Rockwell Tinkers Corner) and Dr. Richard Shope (the Aerospace Legacy Foundation) will demonstrate the value of project-based learning to enhance learning opportunities for all. Arnie Roberts (president, Smart Reg International) will showcase his Intergalactic SMS-bot to live-stream questions to panelists during the workshop.

 

ValiantFans.com: 4001 A.D., Faith and Beyond

6:00pm –  7:00pm

Room 4

Valiant fans from around the world join in celebrating Valiant’s 11th annual SDCC fan panel. Valiant guest panelists and moderator Brian Wells discuss everything Valiant, including 4001 A.D., Faith‘s ongoing series launch, and the smash hit Divinity II!

 

Worldbuilding and Storytelling

6:00pm –  7:00pm

Room 23ABC

Panelists discuss the process of building a world for storytelling-the challenges of consistency, character authenticity and staying true to the world that has been set into motion; when to bend the rules, allowing the characters to speak for themselves-and when the rules must be unchangeable.Moderated by Jeff Twohig.

 

Gays (and more) in Comics (and more): Year 29: Queerly Inspired

6:00pm –  8:00pm

Room 29AB

LGBT creators and creators of LGBT-related comics discuss the works and events that inspire their work. Prism Comics and co-moderators Roger Klorese (Prism Comics Board) and Shannon Watters (BOOM! Studios,Lumberjanes) are joined by Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf), Robert Rodi (Merry Men, Loki), Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim), Ari Yarwood (Oni Press), and others to be announced.

 

Riverdale Pilot Screening and Q&A

6:30pm –  7:25pm

Room 6BCF

UPDATED: Sat, Jul 09, 04:43PM

Things aren’t always what you expect in Riverdale. Based on the iconic characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Everwood), this one-hour drama is a bold, subversive take on the surreality of small-town life. As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom-and nothing feels the same. Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) is still the all-American teen, but the summer’s events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music-and not follow in his dad’s footsteps-despite the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with Riverdale’s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel). Which means Archie doesn’t have anyone who will mentor him-certainly not singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), who is only focused on her band, the soon-to-be-world-famous Pussycats. It’s all weighing heavily on Archie’s mind-as is his fractured friendship with budding writer and fellow classmate Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse). Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) is anxious to see her crush Archie after being away all summer, but she’s not quite ready to reveal her true feelings to him. And Betty’s nerves-which are hardly soothed by her overbearing mother, Alice (Mädchen Amick)-aren’t the only thing holding her back. When a new student, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione (Marisol Nichols), there’s an undeniable spark between her and Archie, even though Veronica doesn’t want to risk her new friendship with Betty by making a play for Archie. And then there’s Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) . . . Riverdale’s Queen Bee is happy to stir up trouble among Archie, Betty, and Veronica, but Cheryl is keeping secrets of her own. What, exactly, is she hiding about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there are dangers in the shadows. See a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a panel discussion with series stars and executive producers. Riverdale is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Supergirl, Glee), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), and Jon Goldwater (Archie Comics). Riverdalepremieres midseason on The CW.

 

Blades of Hope: A Comic Book Celebration of Women Through Martial Arts

6:30pm –  7:30pm

Room 8

Following the international success of Jinnrise (due for release as a 2018 animated television series from m4e), Jabal Entertainment’s CEO Sohaib Awan details the development of its latest project: Blades of Hope. Ashley Eckstein (founder, Her Universe), Chris Ryall (editor-in-chief, IDW Publishing), Ron Corcillo (LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures), Russ Carney (Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Siya Oum (creator of Aspen’s comics’ Lola XOXO), and Maryam Awan (Blades of Hope) discuss how properties like Blades of Hopeovercome roadblocks and stereotypes to become true transmedia brands. The Blades of Hopejourney/movement is once again proving that gender specificity does not define heroism in comics or the real world.

 

Inside the Writer’s Room: Pre, Production & Post, Oh My: Part Two

6:30pm –  7:30pm

Room 24ABC

If writers rooms were like superhero teams, they’ve just lined up the Justice League and The Avengers for this all-star insider look at your favorite TV series. The scribes behind some of today’s hottest genre shows share their candid thoughts on how to write, rewrite, and actually produce the series we love (and sometimes loathe). Find out the deep, dark secrets (and low-calorie snacks) of the writers room and what happens after your script hits the stage and why editing is considered the final rewrite. Moderated by Sony Pictures Television’s jocular executive VP of drama development & production, Chris Parnell. The line-up this year includes Gabrielle Stanton (Time After TimeThe Flash, Haven), Michael Narducci (The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, Medium),Gennifer Hutchison (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman, Xena, Lost),Steve Holland (The Big Bang Theory),William Harper (Grey’s Anatomy), Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels, Guardians of the Galaxy TV), Jose Molina (Agent Carter, Firefly, Sleepy Hollow), and Mark A. Altman (The Librarians, Castle, Agent X).

 

Magic: The Gathering Panel: Blogatog Live

6:30pm –  7:30pm

Room 7AB

Magic head designer Mark Rosewater hosts this one-man panel in which he will re-create his daily blog answering the audience’s questions about the making of the popular trading card game.

 

Serious Play: Creating Designer Toys with Kickstarter

6:30pm –  7:30pm

Room 26AB

An in-depth discussion of cutting-edge boutique toy-making. Jamie Tanner (Kickstarter’s comics outreach lead),Karen Kilpatrick (Jazwings, Panda-A-Panda), and Eric “Cornboy” Mayse (Four Horsemen Studios) talk about creating toys using Kickstarter.

 

Cosplay as Storytelling

6:45pm –  7:45pm

Room 6DE

Cosplay is more than simply dressing like a character. It’s a deep dive into narrative and performance. Slightly obsessive tendencies abound! Legendary obsessive, maker and Mythbuster Adam Savage, of Tested, will be joined by other famed cosplayers and fabricators to delve into the roots of costuming, looking at it from all sides: the creative, the technical, and the personal. Right smack in the midst of one of the most stunning collections of cosplay in the world: San Diego Comic-Con.

 

STARZ Original Series Ash vs Evil Dead

6:45pm –  7:45pm

Room 6A

Sam Raimi (executive producer), Rob Tapert (executive producer), Bruce Campbell (executive producer/Ash),Lucy Lawless (Ruby), Ray Santiago (Pablo), Dana DeLorenzo (Dana), Lee Majors (Brock Williams), and Ted Raimi (Chet Kaminski) discuss the hit series and preview what’s to come in season 2.

 

A Hunger for Justice

7:00pm –  7:25pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

After his beloved sandwich goes missing, a grizzled detective must solve the toughest case of his career. The film is a neo-noir dark comedy inspired by the elements of the classic film noir. Participating panelists includeRoy Arwas (director), Tony Delgadillo (cinematographer), and Alfonso Cano (audio director).

 

All About Live Action Role Playing

7:00pm –  8:00pm

Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

LARP, or live-action role playing has been depicted (semi-accurately) in movies likeKnights of Badassdom andRole-Models; TV shows like ABC’s The Quest and CW’s Supernatural; comic books like LARP! (Dark Horse), and novels like It’s All Fun and Games, debuting this weekend from Nerdist in partnership with Inkshares. But what is LARP, really, and how can you join the fun? Panelists will explain the current state of LARP and where it is going, from using apps to record health and power levels like a real-life video game to larping in the classrooms as pedagogy. They’ll help you begin or improve your game with tons of info and some unbelievable giveaways. Featuring Dave Barrett (author, It’s All Fun & Games), Kristin Brumley (creator, Basic Adventuring 101 webseries, Cake Golem Productions larp marketing), Ford Ivey (creator, NERO Larp and Legacy game system), Mark Mensch (creator, Adventures Unlimited, author, Alliance LARP Tales of Fortannis anthologies),Cheyenne Rain (creator of LARP House webseries), and moderator Aaron Vanek (editor-in-chief, Larp World Magazine, co-creator of the LARP Census).

 

Best and Worst Manga of 2016

7:00pm –  8:00pm

Room 23ABC

There’s a lot of manga available in English now, but what’s really worth reading? A panel of opinionated bloggers, retailers, librarians, manga mavens, and comics curmudgeons spotlight the best new manga that hit the shelves in the past year. See them rave about their favorite continuing series. Watch them rant about the excruciatingly mediocre manga that they were forced to read (so you won’t have to)! Find out what David Brothers (branding manager, Image Comics)Christopher Butcher (The Beguiling, Toronto Comic Arts Festival), Eva Volin (Alameda Free Library, NoFlyingNoTights), and Deb Aoki (MangaComicsManga, Anime News Network) loved and loathed to read in the past year, hear about their picks for the most anticipated upcoming releases for the fall and beyond, and discover their favorite underappreciated manga gems that are worth picking up.

 

Beyond Human: The Rise of Machine Intelligence

7:00pm –  8:00pm

Room 25ABC

We’ve finally entered the world of HAL, where voice-activated services like Siri, Cortana and Alexa attempt to cater to our needs. Within a few decades, synthetic “brains” will be able to execute 100 trillion instructions per second-an activity level that rivals the human brain. That brings the prospect of helpful servants like Cerebro and Lieutenant Commander Data, or perhaps malevolent entities like Brainiac and Skynet. Panelists will discuss the A.I. capabilities soon to arrive and the opportunities and threats they will bring to humanity. Speakers includeGreg Corrado (senior research scientist, Google), Oren Jacob (‎co-founder, CEO at PullString, Inc. and former CTO, Pixar), and moderator Danny Sullivan (founding editor of Search Engine Land).

 

Lighting, Lasers & Ladybugs: Creating Action Lab Comics

7:00pm –  8:00pm

Room 28DE

Bryan Seaton (Action Lab CEO/publisher) and Dave Dwonch (Action Lab president, Vamplets) host creatorsMia Goodwin (Tomboy, Princeless), Thomas Astruc (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir), Shawn Gabborin (Puppet Master, Fracture), and many more as they discuss what it takes to make thought-provoking, relevant comics in today’s world, as well as adapting the worldwide hit series Miraculous from screen to print.

 

Spiritual Themes in Comics Panel

7:00pm –  8:00pm

Room 4

With religion and spirituality at the forefront of recent world events, panelists discuss the influence of spiritual themes in comics and pop culture. They will delve into the importance of spirituality to the culture as communicated through comics and other related media. The panel will be presenting the world premiere of a full episode from the new Bibleman series. Panelists include Scott Marcano (Diablo Publishing), Travis Hanson(Beanleaf Press), B. Dave Walters (talk radio host, Rise Up), Luis Serrano (Rooted Chronicles), Pastor Frederick K. C. Price (Crenshaw Christian Center), and moderator Dr. Thomas Parham (Azusa Pacific University).

 

Syfy’s Incorporated: Exclusive Screening

7:00pm –  8:00pm

Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Be the first to see the pilot of Syfy’s newest thriller. Set in a near future when corporations have unlimited power,Incorporated follows a young executive who conceals his true identity to infiltrate a ruthless mega-corporation and save the woman he loves. Incorporated is from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Jennifer Todd’s Pearl Street Films.

 

The Psychology of the Marvel TV Universe

7:00pm –  8:00pm

Room 5AB

They’re from different eras. They operate in different parts of the world, not to mention, occasionally, different dimensions! And they fight different villains, sometimes reluctantly. Yet, they’re all very much connected through the same universe and many of the same experiences, including trauma, adversity, and self-discovery. WritersCraig Titley (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Lindsey Allen (Agent Carter), Christos Gage (Marvel’s Daredevil), andScott Reynolds (Jessica Jones) join Dr. Andrea Letamendi (The Arkham Sessions) to explore the dramatic psychology of the Marvel TV Universe. Moderated by Brian Ward (The Arkham Sessions).

 

The Richard Hatch Breakthrough Actors Lab and Filming Workshop

7:00pm –  8:00pm

Room 30CDE

Golden Globe-nominated actor, writer, director, and teacher Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek, Capt Apollo,Kharn/Axanar, Personal Space, Blade of Honor) teaches actors, writers, and directors the art, craft, and business of how to ignite and level up their abilities, as well as how to take your career to lasting success in today’s rapidly changing entertainment industry.

 

What’s New From Del Rey Books

7:00pm –  8:00pm

Room 9

Del Rey has been publishing some of the best science fiction and fantasy since 1977. Del Rey editor Michael Braff and authors Pierce Brown (Red Rising), Indra Das (The Devourers), Jason Hough (Zero World), Sylvain Neuvel (Sleeping Giants), Scott Sigler (The Generations Trilogy), and Alan Smale (Clash of Eagles) discuss current projects and preview other books to come in 2016 and 2017 from Terry Brooks, China Mieville, Naomi Novik, Star Wars, Minecraft, StarCraft, and more.

 

Exclusive Designated Survivor Screening

7:00pm –  8:30pm

Horton Grand Theatre

Comic-Con attendees are invited to this exclusive screening of this fall’s newest conspiracy thriller, Designated Survivor. Kiefer Sutherland (24) returns to primetime as Tom Kirkman, a lower cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. ABC’s new series from the producers of Quantico also stars Maggie Q (Nikita, Divergent) and Kal Penn (Deadbeat, Harold & Kumar). Following the screening, join them for a panel with some surprise guests.

 

Kevin Smith

7:00pm –  8:30pm

Hall H

What if you had a panel and the audience didn’t show up? Kevin Smith can tell you what it’s like: Last year, the clown prince of Comic-Con saw thousands of people abandon his annual Hall H talk for a once-in-a-lifetime outdoor Star Wars concert. But the plucky, portly director and podcaster is back to tell silly stories and talk about his new movie Yoga Hosers, his AMC Network shows Comic Book Men and Geeking Out, directing an episode of The Flash for The CW, his forthcoming Buckaroo Banzai adaptation, and the Mallrats sequel that’s gonna be a TV series! You can’t miss this perennial Hall H highlight (unless there’s something way better going on at the same time, like a Star Wars concert).

 

The Hold Up

7:25pm –  7:45pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Leading up to their big bank robbery, four aspiring criminals discover that they have wildly conflicting, ludicrous opinions on how it should go down. Participating panelists include writer/director Struan Sutherland (Gnaw) and producer André Pettigrew (Some Things Won’t Sleep).

 

Frequency Pilot Screening and Q&A

7:25pm –  8:20pm

Room 6BCF

Based on the New Line feature film, Frequency is the story of a father and daughter who are supernaturally reunited two decades after his suspicious and untimely death. New York detective Raimy Sullivan was only 7 when her father, Frank Sullivan, an undercover cop, abandoned his family in pursuit of a case that led not only to his family’s breakup but his eventual death undercover. Always believing her dad died in disgrace as a corrupt cop, Raimy set forth to surpass him in law enforcement, rising through the ranks to detective. But everything she knows changes when somehow Raimy and Frank connect-across two decades-over Frank’s vintage ham radio in the garage. Where once Frank was lost in the shadows of his undercover work in 1996, he has now miraculously been found by his now-grown daughter in 2016. As they forge a new relationship while working together in two time periods to close an unsolved serial murder investigation, their emotional connection transcends time to not only repair the broken bonds of their family but also defy fate and change the course of destiny.Frequency makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a panel with series stars Peyton List (The Tomorrow People, The Flash), Riley Smith (Nashville, The Messengers), and Mekhi Phifer (Torchwood, ER), along with executive producers Jeremy Carver(Supernatural, U.S. version of Being Human) and Jennifer Gwartz (Lethal Weapon, Veronica Mars). From Lin Pictures in association with Warner Bros. Television, Frequency premieres this fall on Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW

 

Action Figure Insider Presents: Toy Collecting: Return of the Killer Licenses

7:30pm –  8:30pm

Room 8

It is a golden age to be a geek, with a new Star Wars movie every year, multiple Marvel movies, the cinematic DC Comics Justice League forming, and more Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-not to mention all of the TV projects like The Walking Dead, The Flash, Powers, and Arrow! With those projects come toys and collectibles! Learn how these companies are handing production and security for some of the biggest licenses of all time, how retailers are stocking them, and where collectors are going to put this avalanche of awesome new stuff! Panelists include Steven Anne (category manager, toys/licensing at Walgreens), Kevin Kiniry (vice president, creative services at DC Entertainment), Scott Neitlich (VP of marketing, Jada Toys), and Andy Otchiltree (senior manager, Global Brand Marketing, Star Wars at Hasbro).

 

Geek & Sundry’s Critical Role Cast Q&A

7:30pm –  8:30pm

Room 24ABC

Join in this Q&A with Dungeon Master extraordinaire Matthew Mercer and members of the cast of this epic Dungeons & Dragons live-streamed campaign.

 

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

7:30pm –  8:30pm

Room 7AB

The Final Fantasy franchise returns with Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, the fully CG animated movie and Final Fantasy XV, the highly anticipated video game. Aaron Paul (voice actor), Takeshi Nozue (director), Liam Mulvey (voice/motion capture actor), Andrea Tivadar (capture model), Dan Inoue (lead writer/localization director), and Mat Kishimoto (Square Enix US product marketing director) share exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, debut the full-length movie trailer, and provide fans with a rare opportunity to hear about the franchise from their perspective.

 

Superhero Therapy

7:30pm –  8:30pm

Room 26AB

Did you ever want to be a superhero? Did you ever wish you had superpowers? This panel of psychologists and writers discuss the benefits of comics and how they can potentially be therapeutic. Psychologists Janina Scarlet(Superhero Therapy, Star Wars Psychology) and Asher Johnson (Alliant International University), peer counselor Travis Adams (Department of Veterans Affairs), and Alan Kistler (Doctor Who: A History, Walking Dead Psychology) discuss your favorite superheroes. Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia, Star Wars Psychology) moderates.

 

A Period Drama

7:45pm –  8:20pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

A wacky comedic short about the rough yet important relationship between a woman and her personified period. Participating panelists include Kristine Gerolaga (writer/director/actor), Rivka Roffino (Big Red the period), andShaun Morris (director of photography).

 

Black Comix Returns: African American Independent Comic Publishing

8:00pm –  9:00pm

Room 28DE

Eisner nominee John Jennings (The Blacker the Ink) and Damian Duffy (Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred), co-editors of the Black Comix art book, offer real talk about race and representation in independent comics publishing with the likes of 2016 Eisner nominee Ron Wimberly (Slave Punk, Prince of Cats), David Walker(Power Man & Iron Fist, Shaft), Ashley A. Woods (Niobe), Robert Love (Alpha Girl, S.P.O.O.K.S.), and Jeremy Love (Bayou, Fierce)

 

Bronies: Fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

8:00pm –  9:00pm

Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

Andrew Ho (guest relations, BronyCAN), Carlos Marquez (representative, Bronies Tijuana), Joseph Noblit(vendor manager, Pacific PonyCon), Louis Rosales (administrative head, Horse News), Sonya Hipper (founder, BABSCon), and Steve Stern (blog author, Equestria Daily) talk about the fandom of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, especially on the West Coast. Moderated by James Udan (vice president, Order of the Friendship).

 

Crunchyroll: Anime, Manga, and Much More

8:00pm –  9:00pm

Room 23ABC

If you are a fan of anime, manga, and everything coming out of Japan right now you, this is a panel for you. Crunchyroll, your source of all thingsanime and manga, will be talking about their streaming service and all the hottest titles streaming currently. Prizes will be given out, and all who attend will get a special gift.

 

Darwyn Cooke Tribute

8:00pm –  9:00pm

Room 25ABC

Celebrate the life and art of award-winning cartoonist Darwyn Cooke (The New Frontier, Parker) with moderator Jimmy Palmiotti and some of the biggest names in comics and animation, including Mike Allred, Scott Dunbier, Cully Hamner, Frank Tieri, and Bruce Timm.

 

Neil Gaiman in Film: Dream Dangerously, The Price, Temple of Art

8:00pm –  9:00pm

Room 29AB

Patrick Meaney (Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods), Jordan Rennet (She Makes Comics), Cat Mihos (Dream Dangerously), Allan Amato (Temple of Art), Olga Nunes (Temple of Art), Christopher Salmon (The Price),Geoff Notkin (Meteorite Men), and Ethan McQuerrey (The Executive) discuss three different upcoming films featuring Neil Gaiman (Sandman,How To Talk To Girls At Parties).They will show clips from the films and then have a Q&A session/discussion moderated by Ethan McQuerrey and Geoff Notkin.

 

Ready Writer One: How to Write for Video Games

8:00pm –  9:00pm

Room 30CDE

Video game writer Andy Schmidt (Transformers: Devastation) discusses the ins and outs of writing for video games and how it differs from writing prose, comics, and screenplays. Andy’s last game, Transformers: Devastation garnered rave reviews and excited fans of all ages of the franchise. And he’s here to give you the insider’s look at the skills it takes to write for giant media and massive hit properties while learning the step-by-step writing process for video games.

 

Stories of Imagination: Harper Voyager and Epic Reads

8:00pm –  9:00pm

Room 9

Home to some of the industry’s biggest names in fantasy, Harper Voyager is also a breeding ground for new talent. This fall, they will announce such stellar additions to their list as Sarah Beth Durst, Amy S. Foster, and Patrick Hemstreet, as well as publish horrific new tales from the likes of Brom and Richard Kadrey. Experience the latest in teen fiction from the publishers of Red Queen and Divergent. Immerse yourself in everything from epic blood rebellions to teenage clones as HarperCollins presents what’s hot on the forefront of YA. Get ready to grab plenty of Epic Reads giveaways, limited-edition goodies, and advance copies. Panelists include Stephanie Hoover, Shawn Nicholls, David Pomerico, and Gina Rizzo.

 

The EC Fan Addict Club

8:00pm –  9:00pm

Room 4

Larry Stark (EC’s legendary “Number One Fan”), Grant Geissman (author of Feldstein! The MAD Life and Fantastic Art of Al Feldstein), Bill Leach (publisher/editor of Horror from the Crypt of Fear), J. David Spurlock(biographer of Wallace “Wally” Wood), Ben Dickow (founder, Captured Aural Phantasy Theater), and Jon Gothold (Second Generation EC Fan-Addict) discuss the history of EC Comics fandom in a session moderated by Thommy and Josh Burns (admins, EC Fan-Addict Club on Facebook).

 

Interactive Twilight Zone and Horror VR: An In Depth Look At The Genre Storytelling Game Changers

8:00pm –  9:00pm

Room 6DE

UPDATED: Sat, Jul 09, 04:49PM

As technology develops at a breakneck pace in 2016 – with virtual and augmented reality systems, second screen experiences, interactive and branching narrative gameplay, and more – visionary creators are exploring stunning new ways to evolve the ways we tell and experience stories. This panel brings together four visionaries in the world of “next media” storytelling: executive creative director at Interlude Shane Small (incidentally also the creator of Exploding Kittens, the game with the highest number of backers in the history of Kickstarter), who is working with Bioshock creator Ken Levine on rebooting The Twilight Zone into a live, interactive experience; Catatonic director Guy Shelmerdine has just launched the pioneering VR genre platform Dark Corner; Beyond Crimson Peak director Justin Denton has recently wrapped production on his his 2D/VR combination piece Burlap; and Eric Shamlin with Secret Location (Sleepy Hollow VR) is getting ready to premiere his groundbreaking VR sci-fi series Halcyon. The panel will be moderated by Rebecca Howard who as head of the New York Times’ Video division launched their VR program with Walking New York in 2015. Lastly, Dark Corner and Radiant Images will bring their one-of-a-kind Dark Corner 360° camera rig to be displayed at the panel as part of this open discussion of VR technology and innovation.

 

Monsters

8:20pm –  8:50pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Jenn lives in an underground bunker with her family, protected from the monsters that now ravage the world. This is the day that she goes outside . . . Participating panelists include Caitlin Carmichael (actress, Chosen),Steve Desmond (writer/director), and Aaron Billet (producer).

 

Time After Time Pilot Screening and Q&A

8:20pm –  9:15pm

Room 6BCF

Using the 1979 novel and movie as a launching point, Time After Time chronicles the epic adventures of a young H.G. Wells. At the age of 28, the 19th-century scholar has yet to publish any of his landmark science fiction novels, but his idealistic thinking and radical ideas have led him to actually create a time machine. When his longtime friend-the charismatic (and secretly psychopathic) Dr. John Stevenson, a.k.a. Jack the Ripper, finds himself cornered by the authorities at Wells’s London home, he escapes to present-day New York City using the time machine. Naturally, Wells follows, but instead of the utopian society he imagined would be in the future, he finds a world more aligned to Stevenson’s temperament. Fortunately, Wells meets up with Jane Walker, an assistant curator at a museum staging an H. G. Wells exhibition. As Wells and Jane come together, they will not only play a dangerous endgame with Stevenson, but also find themselves involved with the incredible characters and scenarios that inspired Wells’ War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and more. See a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a panel with executive producers Kevin Williamson(The Vampire Diaries, Dawson’s Creek, The Following, Scream movies) and Marcos Siega (Blindspot, The Following, The Vampire Diaries, Dexter, Cold Case, Veronica Mars) and series stars Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter films, Pitch Perfect, Game of Thrones, 13 Hours, UnREAL) and Genesis Rodriguez (Identity Thief, Man on a Ledge, Entourage, Big Hero 6). Based on the novel written by Karl Alexander and produced by Outerbanks Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television, Time After Time premieres midseason on ABC.

 

Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology

8:30pm –  9:30pm

Room 26AB

Dr. Travis Langley (Captain America vs. Iron Man, Batman and Psychology) and legendary Golden Age artistAllen Bellman (Captain America Comics) invite you to the ultimate analysis of Steve Rogers and Tony Stark throughout their histories. Team Cap looks out for superhero liberties: Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia, Star Wars Psychology), Martin Lloyd (Doctor Who Psychology), Lara Taylor Kester (Geek Psych, Game of Thrones Psychology), and Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy, The Walking Dead Psychology). Team Tony defends national and international security: Alan Kistler (Doctor Who: A History, Spider-Man Trivia Challenge), Billy San Juan (Star Trek Psychology), Janey Tracey (Outer Places) and Paul Zehr (Inventing Iron Man, Becoming Batman). When the road to the Marvel Comics superheroes’ Civil War is paved with good intentions, are any of them truly in the right?

Mystery Science Theater 3000 is Back

8:30pm –  9:30pm

Room 24ABC

Joel Hodgson (creator, MST3K), Felicia Day (Geek & Sundry), and others discuss the show’s record-breaking crowdfunding campaign and reveal behind-the-scenes info on season 11.

 

Not So Strange Bedfellows: The Relationship Between Comics and Pro Wrestling

8:30pm –  9:30pm

Room 8

Some have called the spectacle of pro wrestling a “comic book come to life.” That is not far from the truth. From the heroics of Hulk Hogan, antiheroes such as “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, and villains like Ric Flair, panelists from both worlds will explore the parallels that exist in character development and storyline advancement between these outrageous forms of popular art. Featuring Rik Offenberger (First Comics News), Francis Szyskowski (The Massacre Twins), Scott Lost (The 2nd Shift), Eburonson (The 2nd Shift), Michael Kingston(Headlocked), Jonathan Bowles (WrassleRoos), and Flobo Boyce (Silver Streek). Moderated by Joshua Waldrop (Red Guerrilla Media)

 

Official Gaia Online Panel

8:30pm –  9:30pm

Room 7AB

Chris Castagnetto (DJ Helsing) is proud to be hosting the Official Gaia Online panel. This is your chance to meet the Gaia staff, get your burning questions answered, and take a sneak peek at some of the great stuff Gaia has planned for 2016. Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes.

 

Comic-Con International Masquerade

8:30pm –  11:30pm

Ballroom 20

The Ballroom 20 stage becomes a showplace for a fun competition of creativity, with impressive re-created and original costumes crafted by our talented attendees, presented in front of an audience of thousands. Not a dance or party, but a talent show on a stage, with trophies, cash prizes and other awards for the top entries. Doors open for audience seating at 8:00, but the line for choice seating will begin hours earlier. Since the ballroom can fill up, tickets are required for seating inside and will be given out free at noon to those lined up near the ballroom. Any tickets that remain will be given out at the Masquerade Desk after 3:00. The Master and Mistress of Ceremonies will again be writer/artists Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio of Studio Foglio/Girl Genius, and there will be special entertainment during the Judging Intermission. Ballroom 20Overflow seating available in the Sails Pavilion, 5AB, and 6A (tickets not required for those rooms).

 

Flesh and Blood

8:50pm –  9:20pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

When a pandemic threatens to turn her father into a violent monster, 18-year-old Max must lead her family through a perilous wilderness in search of a cure. Participating panelists include Merlin Camozzi(writer/director), Tim Lewis (producer), and Hannah Telle (lead actor, Life Is Strange).

 

M.A.S.K. Voice Cast 31st Anniversary Reunion

9:00pm –  10:00pm

Room 29AB

For the first time ever, the original voice cast of M.A.S.K., including Doug Stone (Matt Trakker, Bruce Sato, Dusty Hayes), Brendan McKane (Miles Mayhem, Alex Sector, Floyd Malloy), Sharon Noble (Gloria Baker, Vanessa Garfield, M.A.S.K. Computer), and Mark Halloran (Sly Rax, Buddie Hawks, Cliff Dagger) will be coming together to celebrate the love of M.A.S.K. and take part in a live Q&A session with you, the fans.

 

Troma Entertainment

9:00pm –  10:00pm

Room 23ABC

Find out what is happening in Tromaville! Legendary filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman, creator of The Toxic Avengerand president of Troma Entertainment, will be filling you in on all things Troma, along with his friends and honorary Citizens of Tromaville. Panelists include Skinner (world-renowned artist), filmmaker Kansas Bowling(writer/director ofBC Butcher, a new release from Troma), Rodney Bingenheimer (DJ, mayor of the Sunset Strip, BC Butcher), and Pat Kaufman (producer, Poultrygeist, Return to Nuke Em High Vol 2). Moderated byMegan Silver, with intro by Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics).

 

Harbinger

9:20pm –  9:40pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Normand is led by horrific visions to a remote cabin where he hopes to prevent his nightmares from becoming a reality. The film is a point-of-view thriller inspired by the grim world of H. P. Lovecraft. Participating panelists include Alexander Crews (director), Chris Barkman (writer), and Guy Iorio (producer).

 

Radio Silence

9:40pm –  9:55pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Marcus, a traveling salesman, checks into a motel for an evening of quiet relaxation only to discover that the voice on his room’s FM radio has other plans . . . sinister plans! Participating panelists include Alex Italics(director of three They Might Be Giants music videos), Brody Anderson (Sheltered Love), and Sean Randolph(actor).

 

Hall H and Ballroom 20 Saturday Playback Free Play

9:40pm –  10:40pm

Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina

Didn’t get into Hall H or Ballroom 20 today? We feel your pain! On hand to kick off the panel will be the assistant to the director of programming for Comic-Con, Tommy Goldbach, in this block that rebroadcasts some of the day’s popular panels from those two giant rooms. Best of all, those in attendance will get to vote in a show of applause on what they want to see. It’s democracy at its finest, and it’s a second or maybe even a third chance to see these panels. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

 

Seer

9:55pm –  10:40pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Sarah is traumatized by visions of her husband Drew being taken by aliens. These visions, these dreams, have her living in a world of confusion and self-doubt. They struggle together in trying to figure out what is happening to her. Drew is convinced she is going crazy, but Sarah knows there is something more, something sinister. Together they will confront one the most terrifying experiences a human being can face. Will it destroy them? Or bring them closer together? Participating panelists include Ben Gilbert (director), Premstar Santana(actor/producer), Judith Foster Thompson (executive producer), Matthew Renoir (producer), and John Bennett (sound editor/composer/producer).

 

Season 2 World Premiere Screening of Ash vs Evil Dead

10:00pm –  11:00pm

Room 6DE

Get a first viewing of the season 2 premiere episode of the STARZ Original Series Ash vs Evil Dead. with introduction by cast and executive producers.

 

Occupants

10:40pm –  11:40pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

A young couple plan and produce a clean-living documentary. Set up all over their house, their cameras capture a parallel version of themselves from another dimension. Their doubles soon begin threatening the unsuspecting couple, who must find a way to close the dimensional portal. Participating panelists include director Russ Emanuel (The Legends of Nethiah), producer Howard Nash (Tiger), writer Julia Camara (Area Q.), lead actressBriana White (Summer in the Water), and Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager).

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