SDCC ’16: All the Sunday Panels from Lumberjanes to Tabletop Games

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And……it’s all winding down. I always get sad when I format Sunday because when the bell rings, one adventure will end, and we’ll have a whole ‘nother year of planning and stressing. Some good panels here though and with Hollywood gone away, mostly comics and kids comics.

JULY 24 • SUNDAY

Calling All Kids: The Great Draw-Off

10:00am –  11:00am

Room 30CDE

A panel of bestselling kids’ comics creators engage in a live draw-off with audience participation. Perfect for kids of all ages! Featuring comic greats Jeffrey Brown (Jedi Academy), Nathan Hale (Hazardous Tales), Dana Simpson (Phoebe and Her Unicorn), Lucas Turnbloom (Dream Jumpers), and Judd Winnick (Hilo). This interactive experience will by moderated by sibling duo Jennifer and Matthew Holm (Babymouse, Sunny Side Up), with color commentary and sound effects by Tom Racine (Tall Tale Radio podcast).

 

Camp Out with Lumberjanes

10:00am –  11:00am

Room 25ABC

Pack your bags, bring your s’mores kit, and get your badges ready! The brilliant minds and collaborators behind the breakout hit Lumberjanes (published by the BOOM! Studios imprint BOOM! Box), including Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, Chynna Clugston Flores, and editor Dafna Pleban, discuss the book’s runaway success, what’s in the pipeline for Mal, Molly, April, Jo, and Ripley, their current crossover with DC’s Gotham Academy,and the importance of hardcore lady types. Moderated by BOOM! Studios associate editor Whitney Leopard.

 

Comic Pitch Review

10:00am –  11:00am

Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis & Marina

If you’re a writer or artist attending the Comic Creator Connection, this is your chance to practice giving your pitch before the networking event and get some free coaching from a pro. So what’s a pitch? A pitch is simply the way you present yourself or your project to others. It is usually a brief speech designed to persuade and interest your listener in what you’re doing or what you’ve made. Most creators have no trouble coming up with fantastic ideas for new comics, but they often struggle to talk clearly and concisely about those ideas to other people. Giving a good pitch is a vital skill you must have to bring your project to life. Fortunately, it’s also a skill you can learn and improve with practice, and Pitch Review is a great place to do that. Pitch reviews will be conducted byDouglas Neff, an experienced presentation coach and professional public speaker who hosts the Comic Creator Connection and From Fan to Creator: Goal-Setting for Creative Types. This is not a panel. Instead, these are 3- to 5-minute individual coaching sessions for as many people as they can accommodate in the scheduled time. Everyone is welcome. Please note that showing up is not a guarantee that you’ll get a review session. Spaces are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Emily the Strange Panel Experience

10:00am –  11:00am

Room 32AB

Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger and illustrator Buzz Parker and special guest Strangers to get the insider scoop on final chapter of the all-ages Dark Horse comic book series Emily and the Strangers, including sneak peeks of new artwork and story lines from the final volume. Rob and Buzz will unveil new Emily the Strangeworks of art, a collaboration where Emily meets the Atomic Dog and gets Funkadelicized, and the latest on the long process of developing an animated feature film and TV show. Rob and Buzz will discuss their creative process of collaborating together for over 13 years. And as always, audience participation will be encouraged with plenty of rewards for being strange. Oh yeah, bring your Q’s for some A’s. Be there! or get lost!

 

Fangirl Foods: Food Network’s Chef Duff Goldman

10:00am –  11:00am

Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

Chef Duff Goldman (Food Network’s Ace of Cakes, Cake Masters) is the leading man in establishing nerd-themed desserts long before it became popular. Now, the world accepts superhero cakes as the norm. Join Chef Duff and moderator Jessica Tseang (Fangirl Foods, Girl on Geek) on answering: Where does Chef Duff see the future of fandom and foodies? Will the fad ever die out? Or will this be a genre that sticks around for quite some time?

 

IDW: Kids Rule

10:00am –  11:00am

Room 4

From My Little Pony to Strawberry Shortcake, and Skylanders to TMNT Animated and X-Files: Origins to Disney,IDW loves kids’ comics and love even more the kids who read them! Hear from the writers and editors of their all-ages fare and then stay for the best Q&A at SDCC since every question is open only to nonadults! Hosted by editors Sarah Gaydos and Bobby Curnow, with Derek Charm, Jake Goldman, and Haley Mancini (Powerpuff Girls), Jodie Houser (X-Files: Origins), Caleb Goellner (TMNT: Animated), Sara Richard (MLP), and Tony Fleece (MLP). Plus prizes for all kids in attendance!

 

IndieWire Weirdmageddon: A Farewell to Disney’s Gravity Falls

10:00am –  11:00am

Room 7AB

TBA

 

Little Fish: Making Comics Accessible For All

10:00am –  11:00am

Room 23ABC

As the comics artform has become more ubiquitous and respected, there are still many challenges in making comics accessible and enjoyable for all. This panel will speak with Little Fish students Serena Leitner and Nikita Atrash, Mary Ellen Shu (librarian, Casa De Oro Elementary), Eric Shanower (writer/artist, Age of Bronze),Brian Volsang (director, Kevin Workman Foundation), and representatives from nonprofits about specific goals and challenges, including teaching homeless children, advocating for diversity, and harnessing the power of comics

 

Open Meeting of the Christian Comic Arts Society

10:00am –  11:00am

Room 28DE

There will be a short sermon by Steve Weese (Fans for Christ) and then panelists will discuss how they share the Gospel within the comic book and pop culture arena. The panel will feature Sergio Cariello (Action Bible),Joe Queen (Geeky Guys for GOD), Erin Weidermann (Bible Belles), Jerrell Connor (Restoration), and moderator Dr. Thomas Parham (Azusa Pacific University).

 

Rube Goldberg: A) Inventive B) Cartoon C) Genius

10:00am –  11:00am

Room 29AB

Celebrate the genius of Rube Goldberg with his granddaughter Jennifer George, Charles Kochman (editorial director, Abrams ComicsArts), Sergio Aragonés (cartoonist, Groo the Wanderer), and special panelists who knew Rube or were inspired by his work, as they share stories of the legendary cartoonist’s life and career. Rube Goldberg (1883-1970) was best known for his comical inventions that use overly complicated chain reactions to complete simple tasks. See home movies and rare and never-before-seen images from the family’s archives, including his very first published drawings from his high school newspaper, his iconic inventions, rare comic strips, and advertising work, to his Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoons and later sculpture.

 

Sherlock

10:00am –  11:00am

Hall H

Amanda Abbington (Mary Watson), Mark Gatiss (co-creator/executive producer/writer), Steven Moffat (co-creator/executive producer/writer), and Sue Vertue (producer) discuss the latest adventures of Sherlock Holmes and his long-suffering faithful friend, Dr. John Watson. Moderated by Chris Hardwick. Coming to PBS Masterpiece during the 2016-17 season.

 

Spotlight on Marissa Meyer

10:00am –  11:00am

Room 24ABC

Marissa Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles, sits down with NPR’s Petra Mayer to talk everything from the explosive success of The Lunar Chronicles to the power of YA fandoms, her first Lunar Chronicles graphic novel, to what fans can expect from Heartless, this fall’s most-anticipated young adult novel. Arrive early for a front row seat for a Lunar Chronicles Fan Appreciation video.

 

Comic-Con Film School 104

10:00am –  11:00am

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

The final day of our comprehensive course on microbudget moviemaking revolves around what to do after your movie is shot. Panelists will go over the basics of postproduction on your home computer, as well as what software to use for editing, graphic design, sound design, visualFX, and finally, how to optimize your movie for uploading to the internet. Panelists for the class include Valerie Perez (producer/star, Paula Peril series), Nick Murphy (writer/director, Pizza and Bullets), Jack Conway (producer, Machinima ETC), and Sean Rourke(writer, Ballistica).

 

Jack Kirby Tribute Panel

10:00am –  11:15am

Room 5AB

Each year, time is set aside to talk about Comic-Con’s first superstar guest and the man they call The King of the Comics, Jack Kirby. Jack left us in 1994 but his influence on comics, film, and this convention has never been greater. Discussing the man and his work this year are Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Kirby biographer Ray Wyman, Jr., Scott Dunbier (director of special projects, IDW Publishing), and attorney Paul S. Levine. Naturally, it’s moderated by former Kirby assistant Mark Evanier.

 

Comic-Con How-To: How to Make a Comic

10:00am –  11:30am

Room 2

With audience participation ideas, Shelley and Patrick Block write and draw a 6-page Disney Donald Duck story before your eyes. This all-ages educational workshop examines the pure creative process of story creation, as well as touching on the format, gags, character quirks and writing structure needed to pull off a concise, funny, and interesting tale for comics.

 

World Premiere of DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year

10:00am –  12:00pm

Room 6BCF

Girls around the world now have their very own Super Hero universe in which to play, watch, read and be inspired! To further bring this all-new realm to life, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing DC Super Hero Girls shorts, TV specials and – as a Comic-Con exclusive presentation – the World Premiere of DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year. After the screening, voice cast members and filmmakers will discuss the animated feature-length movie, as well as spotlight the partnership between WB Consumer Products, DC Entertainment and Mattel in bringing the DC Super Hero Girls to life with a full line of action dolls, figures, accessories and playsets in the Fall of 2016. Also on the docket is a look at DC’s first-ever original graphic novel for DC Super Hero Grisl, as well as books from Random House. DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year features some of the top voice actors in the industry. Panelists will include the voice of Wonder Woman, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery); the voice of Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy, Tara Strong (The Fairly Oddparents, My Little Pony) and the voice of Supergirl, Anais Fairweather (DC Super Hero Girls), alongside producerJennifer Coyle (Bob’s Burgers), screenwriter/author Shea Fontana (Doc McStuffins, The 7D) and award-winning author Lisa Yee (DC Super Hero Girls books, American Girl books), as well as several surprise guests.DC All-Access host Tiffany Smith will moderate the panel. And everyone in attendance will receive a special DC Super Hero Girls gift courtesy of WB Consumer Products. The stellar voice cast also includes Mae Whitman (Batgirl/Barbara Gordon), Teala Dunn (Bumblebee) and Stephanie Sheh (Katana). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on August 23, 2016 on DVD.

 

Fantastic Fans and Where to Find Them

10:15am –  11:15am

Room 6A

Moderated Heidi Tandy (FictionAlley) is joined by journalist Elizabeth Minkel (New Statesman, Fansplaining), educator Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas (Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania), event organizers Adrienne Alwag-Aipia (Los Angeles’ Dumbledore’s Army) and Alexa DiGennero (Leviosacon) and creative fans Stephanie Pressman (Harry Potter Improv), Rachael Vaughn (Snapecast), Justin Zagri (Severus Snape & the Marauders), Elizabeth Barcelos (U.S. Quidditch), and Kat Miller (MuggleNet) to discuss the magic of new canon, including Harry Potter & the Cursed Child (no spoilers, they will “Keep the Secrets”), Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, and the excitement and creativity in Harry Potter fandom.

 

How to Create Your Own Novel: From First Idea to Publishing and What You Need to Sell Your Work to TV and Film

10:30am –  11:30am

Room 8

The Winner Twins, Brittany and Brianna, multiple award-winning and national bestselling science fiction authors, as well as award-winning writing teachers, are best known for their popular Strand series and The Write Path series. They will teach you how to create your own novel step by step, from building your universe to overcoming writer’s block to the different paths to publishing. The twins have taught their unique creative writing method to hundreds of thousands of convention attendees, teachers, and students across the country. They will be joined by Graeme Manson (co-creator, executive producer, and showrunner of Orphan Black), Richard Hatch(Captain Apollo/Tom Zarek of Battlestar Galactica, author of the bestselling Battlestar Galactica book series), andStephen Glickman (comedy writer, producer, star of Big Time Rush, Workaholics) and special guests to share their war stories, answer your questions, and teach you how to craft your story idea into a marketable novel, television series, or film franchise.

 

Comics Arts Conference #13: Teaching the Humanities Through Comics

10:30am –  12:00pm

Room 26AB

Adam Golub (California State University, Fullerton) discusses strategies for teaching comics as literature in the university classroom. Deanna Heikkinen (Los Angeles Valley College) shares the lessons that she learned using superhero comics to teach a humanities course on 20th-century America. Michelle Lewis (Los Angeles Valley College) explains he she integrated Mendoza the Jew: Boxing, Manliness, and Nationalism, A Graphic History into the Western Civilization curriculum to teach historical techniques. These presentations are designed for teachers and a general audience interested in the changing views and uses of comics in American society.

 

Cartoon Design for Creative Kids

11:00am –  12:00pm

Room 30CDE

Kristian Andrew Sather (Cartoon Design Revealed), Doug Lothers (animation instructor), and John Gaydos(animation instructor) demonstrate how to draw fun and funny cartoon characters at this popular workshop. They will reveal the techniques used to construct funny cartoon characters using basic geometric shapes in various sizes, with additional simple elements. If you know how to draw a circle, a square, a rectangle, and a triangle, then you can draw fun cartoon characters.

 

Changing the Reader, One World At A Time

11:00am –  12:00pm

Room 28DE

Eisner Award winners, Brazilian Wonder Twins Gabriel Bá (Daytripper, Two Brothers) and Fábio Moon(Daytripper, Casanova) talk about how comics use images and words together to tell stories that leave a unique and incredibly powerful effect on readers. Find out which stories changed their lives and how they plan to keep changing the world with comics.

 

Conan & Frazetta: Celebrating 50 Years

11:00am –  12:00pm

Room 29AB

2016 is the 50th anniversary of the Frazetta-covered Conan revival from Lancer Books, which inspired all Conan activity since, including comic books, movies, live-action TV, animated shows, Dark Horse projects, scores of derivative characters, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s governorship, gaming, and more. Hear from Frank Frazetta’s daughter Holly Frazetta, author/historian J. David Spurlock, Conan historian Jeff Shanks, and the producers of the new Conan documentary, A Riddle Of Steel: The Definitive History of Conan the Barbarian.

 

Do You Wanna Build a Mando

11:00am –  12:00pm

Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

The members of Haran’galaar (San Diego chapter) and Manda’galaar (Los Angeles chapter) discuss the process of building Mandalorian armor, the application process, what happens after you’re approved, and why exactly they troop.

 

Guide to Illustrating Comics

11:00am –  12:00pm

Room 24ABC

You love comics, but are you fan enough to make comics? The comiXologist podcast crew Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski they discuss the triumphs, sorrows, tricks, and craft of illustrating comics with an amazing lineup of talented artists and cartoonists, including Derf Backderf (cartoonist, Trashed, My Friend Dahmer), Megan Levens (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10), Denis Kitchen (cartoonist/publisher/agent, The Best of Comix Book), Cara McGee (Over the Garden Wall), and Shannon Wheeler (The New Yorker, Too Much Coffee Man). What’s the hardest thing to draw? What inspires their work? Who are the artists they admire most? How can artists also write in comics?

 

Knock, Knock: Bestselling Kid’s Book Authors Bring the Funny

11:00am –  12:00pm

Room 25ABC

Knock, knock jokes. Fart noises. The word “butt.” Hilarious books for kids succeed at making everyone laugh, including grownups who haven’t quite grown up. Moderator David Mariotte leads children’s book authorsNathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series), Dan Santat (Are We There Yet?), Ed Masessa(Wandmaker), Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom (Dream Jumper), and Brandon T. Snider (Peter Powers and His Not-So-Super Powers) discuss their personal formulas for creating funny books-and getting paid for it! Leave the milk at home, as there are no guarantees it won’t come shooting out of your nose while watching this panel.

 

Monster Battle Time

11:00am –  12:00pm

Room 32AB

Six artists team up to draw monsters described by audience members in the most extreme battle of 2016! Featuring the talents of Sarah Graley (Rick and Morty: Lil’ Poopy Superstar, Our Super Adventure), D. J. Kirkland (Black Mage), and Zach Lehner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse). Free comics for all attendees.

 

Spotlight on Cece Bell

11:00am –  12:00pm

Room 4

Cece Bell (El Deafo) discusses the inspiration for her autobiographical graphic novel, the behind-the-scenes decision-making involved in its creation, and its reception by both deaf and hearing readers. Susan Van Metre(editor, Abrams), who edited the book and was a major player in its development, moderates the discussion.

 

Spotlight on Matt Fraction

11:00am –  12:00pm

Room 7AB

Matt Fraction is the co-creator of Sex Criminals, Casanova, ODY-C, and Satellite Sam and past writer ofHawkeye, Thor, and a host of other acclaimed books for Marvel. Moderator David Brothers joins Matt in conversation, with an eye toward Matt’s experience building a career in the creative arena (including lessons learned and being smart about your work).

 

Secret Origin of Good Readers

11:00am –  12:30pm

Room 23ABC

Women in comics discuss their reasons for writing, reading, and sharing comic books with the world. New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Anne Elizabeth (Once a Seal) and Marjorie M. Liu (Monstress), librarian Karen Green (Columbia University), and retailer Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics) give pointers on how comic books can work for you in your classrooms. Learn how your students can enjoy reading for pleasure, be they reluctant, struggling, or avid readers.

 

Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival Awards

11:05am –  11:55am

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

The films have been shown, now it’s time to award the recipients of the 2016 Comic-Con Independent Film Festival with their trophies and recognition! Comic-Con’s Adam Neese talks to this year’s trio of judges, filmmaker Eric Jacobus (writer/director/star of last year’s CCI: IFF Judges’ Choice award for Rope a Dope 2), filmmaker Nick Murphy (Spoon Pictures), and editor-in-chief of Rotten Tomatoes Matt Atchity (Sleepy Hallow, Bedazzled, MADtv) about the films and presents prizes and trophies to the winners.

 

LEGO Dimensions

11:15am –  12:15pm

Room 6DE

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The LEGO Group offer Comic-Con attendees a new glimpse inside the ever-expanding realm of LEGO Dimensions. Be among the first to see a new trailer, new characters, and game features in this unparalleled mash-up game experience. Featuring key members of the TT Games development team and voice acting talent. All attendees will receive a limited-edition LEGO Green Arrow minifigure! LEGO Dimensions is now available for PlayStation4 and PlayStation3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the Wii U system.

 

Marvel: Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends

11:15am –  12:15pm

Room 5AB

Learn more about the upcoming mega-event Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy, which finds Spider-Man amidst a gauntlet of his greatest foes and marks the arrival of a mysterious new villain plus the return of loved ones lost! Plus, get the low-down on the rest of the Spider-family and other street-level characters. Panelists include editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, Marvel talent scout Rickey Purdin, and associate editor Devin Lewis, as well as Peter David (Spider-Man 2099), and Robbie Thompson (Silk).

 

Supernatural Special Video Presentation and Q&A

11:15am –  12:15pm

Hall H

Series stars Jared Padalecki (Friday the 13th [2009]), Jensen Ackles (My Bloody Valentine 3D), Misha Collins(Ringer), and Mark A. Sheppard (Battlestar Galactica), along with executive producers Robert Singer (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) and Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) to answer questions from the audience about what’s in store for the 12th season of this exciting series. Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation of series highlights, as well as a portion of the special features from the upcomingSupernatural: The Complete Eleventh Season DVD and Blu-ray release on September 6. The 12th season ofSupernatural will premiere this fall in its new Thursday time period at 9/8c on The CW. The series is produced by Kripke Enterprises Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.

 

The Cult of Adult Coloring Books

11:30am –  12:30pm

Room 8

Add some “color” to your Comic-Con! Coloring books are all the rage right now, but why? The talented creators of some of the best new adult coloring and activity books discuss the popularity of the form, their pop culture influences, and how to color in and outside the lines. Panelists include Camilla d’Errico (Pop Manga Coloring Book), Brandon Bird (Brandon Bird’s Astonishing World of Art), Jamie Loftus (Adult Coloring Book of Adulthood), and Kenny Keil (Stay at Home Scarface, MAD Magazine). Moderated by Amanda Meadows (The Devastator). Everyone who attends gets free coloring pages!

 

Cartoon Voices II

11:30am –  12:45pm

Room 6A

Yesterday’s Cartoon Voices panel will have been such a hit that they’ll have to do another one with different, but equally talented actors from the world of animation voicing. Once again, moderator Mark Evanier has assembled an all-star dais that will include Dee Bradley Baker (Phineas and Ferb, Family Guy), Vicki Lewis(Rugrats, Finding Nemo), Fred Tatasciore (The Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness), Trevor Devall (Guardians of the Galaxy, Kid vs. Kat), and Debby Derryberry (Monster High, F is for Family), and maybe someone else.

 

Comic-Con How-To: Proper Pitching and Promoting Yourself

11:30am –  1:00pm

Room 2

Bryan Tillman covers such topics as presentation, body language, elevator pitches, standing out, interview skills, and how to make an opportunity when there isn’t one. This is the program for you if you are looking to make a name for yourself or trying to get your ideas in front of your company of choice.

 

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Gene Yang

12:00pm –  1:00pm

Room 24ABC

Celebrate Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender with the brilliant mind of Eisner winner Gene Yang, along with guests panelists. They’ll discussing story lines and tease the future in a panel full of surprises and behind-the-scenes stories.

 

Comics Arts Conference #14: The Caped Crusader on Campus: Batman Goes to College

12:00pm –  1:00pm

Room 26AB

The same qualities that make Batman one of the most famous characters in the world also make him an excellent vehicle for teaching a variety of topics and reaching students. Batman is the superhero with no superpowers, with a tragic origin that evokes feelings and understanding from anyone who reads it, and a character that occupies an environment that, while a bit bizarre at times, usually feels like it could be real. This session provides an exploration of using Batman to teach arts and science at the university level. Panelists discuss the relevance of Batman and the Bat-family in conveying concepts of psychology, kinesiology and neuroscience to undergraduates. E. Paul Zehr (Becoming Batman), Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight), Chris Yogerst (University of Wisconsin), Hannah Means-Shannon (Dark Horse Comics), Michael Uslan (The Dark Knight trilogy), and Paul Levitz (DC Comics) discuss and dissect the role of the Caped Crusader on campus.

 

Creating Diverse Worlds and Cultures

12:00pm –  1:00pm

Room 28DE

A lot of science fiction/fantasy takes place in worlds inspired by Western and European cultures. How can writers break that trend and create fully developed, unique cultures for their stories? Moderator Michael Spradlin is joined by authors Stacey Lee (Outrun the Moon), Indra Das (The Devourers), Damian Duffy and John Jennings (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation), Elizabeth Briggs (Future Shock), and Ru Xu (NewsPrints) to talk about how they developed inclusive futures (and presents and pasts).

 

How (and Why) Kids Started Reading Comics Again

12:00pm –  1:00pm

Room 25ABC

How (and why) did comics and graphic novels for kids go from a sliver of the market to dominating the sales charts? And what’s next for the category? New York Times bestselling cartoonist Raina Telgemeier (Drama, Sisters) and children’s librarian Eva Volin are joined by comic industry insiders Gina Gagliano (marketing manager, First Second Books), Adam Staffaroni (senior editor, ROAR Comics), and Sarah Gaydos (editor, IDW) to discuss their theories. Moderated by Josh Elder (executive director, Reading With Pictures).

 

R2 Builders: How to Build Your Own R2-D2

12:00pm –  1:00pm

Room 30CDE

Get all of the information you need to build your own fully functional droid character from the Star Wars universe. Experienced builders share their knowledge and expertise to make your build a success.

 

Rogues, Half-Elves, and Magic Missle: A Beginner’s Guide to Dungeons & Dragons

12:00pm –  1:00pm

Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

Not sure what a Tiefling is? Don’t know the difference between a Warlock and a Wizard? Been itching to slay some ogres? While the world of Dungeons & Dragons may seem overwhelming, it’s really not! D&D players take you through all the basics you need to get started and show you how to find others to adventure with in person or online! Hosted by Jeff Burns (Super Geeked Up, Thursday Night Dungeons & Dragons) and featuring Erika Ishii (Geek & Sundry Twitch host), Eric C. Campbell (Signal Boost, The Flog), Ivan Van Norman (Saving Throw), Shannon Arrant (creator and head DM of Criddia), and Jennifer Kretchmer (DollhouseVeronica Mars). Plus a quick live D&D session right on the spot!

 

Skybound Comics

12:00pm –  1:00pm

Room 7AB

Skybound editor Jon Moisan and creators and artists including Juan Gedeon (Horizon), Shawn Martinbrough(Thief of Thieves), Brandon Thomas (Horizon), and Josh Williamson (Birthright, Ghosted) discuss their work and the comics industry as a whole.

 

Spotlight on Ed Luce

12:00pm –  1:00pm

Room 4

Wuvable Oaf burst onto the San Francisco indie comics scene in 2008 and the fur has been flying ever since. Creator Ed Luce and moderator Sina Grace (Not My Bag, Self-Obsessed) chat about all things Wuvable, from kitties to music to the future of this larger than life queer character.

 

The Complete Wimmen’s Comix: A Her-story

12:00pm –  1:00pm

Room 29AB

Groundbreaking women cartoonists discuss the pioneering history of this comic series that covered still-taboo topics like abortion, menstruation, masturbation, castration, lesbians, witches, murderesses, and feminists. Featuring cartoonists Joan Hilty, Barbara “Willy” Mendes, Rebecka Wright, Lee Marrs, Mary Fleener, Sharon Rudahl, Caryn Leschen, Terre Richards, and moderator Trina Robbins.

 

Ball-Jointed Dolls Collectors Group

12:00pm –  2:00pm

Room 32AB

Doll creators, owners and enthusiasts discuss the world of ball-jointed resin dolls from companies such as Volks, Fairyland, Luts, Iplehouse, and many others. Panelists will share the artistic process behind the creation and customization of ball-jointed dolls, as well as information about the expanding BJD collector community. You’ll have the opportunity to learn the basics about BJDs and pick up tips on customizing, maintaining, and photographing these beautiful dolls. Share the beauty of your own unique doll, or just see the many dolls on display. From tiny to towering, it’s a great opportunity to experience the different types of dolls in the world of BJDs. Make new friends, both real and resin!

 

Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival Award-Winners Showcase

12:00pm –  5:00pm

Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

All of this year’s winning films shown back to back! If you missed them the first time, here’s you chance to catch them before Comic-Con ends.

 

CBLDF E.C. Lives! Art Jam

12:15pm –  1:45pm

Room 5AB

Sixty years ago, EC Comics threw in the towel, shuttering everything but MAD magazine when the Picto-Fiction titles failed to reach an audience. Although defeated by the Comics Code and the moral panic of the 1950s, EC left an indelible mark on the comics medium that’s still felt to this day. Artists will create pieces in tribute to the EC tradition before your eyes. These great creators will share their perspectives on censorship and make once-in-a-lifetime art to benefit the Fund’s important work defending the right to read comics. Get a chance to watch live art being created, learn about censorship, and bid to win the pieces made during the panel! All proceeds benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

 

World Premiere of Batman Unlimited: Mech vs. Mutants

12:15pm –  1:45pm

Room 6BCF

The Dark Knight is back doing what he does best, protecting the citizens of Gotham, in the third installment of theBatman Unlimited series. When evil scientist Mr. Freeze activates his latest invention on two of Gotham’s most formidable criminals, Killer Croc and Bane, things go from bad to worse. Turned into super-sized mutant monsters, the supervillains start bashing through the streets of Gotham with no end in sight. It’s up to the Caped Crusader and his superhero team to save the day by putting the giant robot mechs in their place, but it will be an uphill battle as they face off against enormous foes. Join the heroic voices of Batman and Nightwing, Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins, Assassin’s Creed games) and Will Friedle (Batman Beyond, Boy Meets World), along with filmmakers and other voice cast members for the world premiere of the film and a lively panel discussion. The cast includes Chris Diamantopoulos (Episodes, Silicon Valley), Charlie Schlatter (Diagnosis Murder, Kick Buttkowski), Oded Fehr (The Mummy, Resident Evil: Apocalypse), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force), Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911), John DiMaggio (Futurama, Batman: Under the Red Hood), Troy Baker (Batman: Assault on Arkham), and Phil LaMarr (MAD TV, Futurama). Batman Unlimited: Mech vs. Mutantsis produced and directed by Curt Ceda from a script written by Kevin Burke and Chris “Doc” Wyatt. Produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, Batman Unlimited: Mech vs. Mutants comes to DVD via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on September 13.

 

Crackle Dead Rising: Endgame

12:30pm –  1:30pm

Room 8

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Capcom’s Dead Rising franchise with a discussion about the recent release ofDead Rising: Endgame from Crackle and Legendary Digital Media. Stars Jesse Metcalfe, Marie Avgeropoulos, Jessica Harmon, and Keegan Connor Tracy will join in a panel discussion, along with director Pat Williams,co-writer and producer Tim Carter, and executive producer Tomas Harlan. Got Zombrex?

 

FOX’s Action Showcase: Prison Break and 24: Legacy

12:30pm –  1:30pm

Hall H

Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Robert Knepper, and producer Vaun Wilmottgreet fans fresh out of production to share their behind-the-scenes experiences from set and show a special sneak peek of all new footage! The legacy continues with Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton), Miranda Otto (Homeland, Lord of the Rings), and Jimmy Smits (Sons of Anarchy, Star Wars: Episodes II &III), who join the creators/producers of the original 24-Howard Gordon, Manny Coto, and Evan Katz-for a special fan presentation of the highly anticipated new series.

 

Marvel: Women of Marvel

12:30pm –  1:30pm

Room 6DE

From Ms. Marvel to the A-Force, from Twitter to tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in comics recently. Join the conversation as women from multiple disciplines in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry. Panelists include content development director Sana Amanat, producer Judy Stephens, social media managerAdri Cowan, Marvel Live host Lorraine Cink, writer G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel), Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. costume designer Ann Foley, and others.

 

The Secret Origin of Good Readers Break-Out Session

12:30pm –  1:30pm

Room 23ABC

Bestselling authors Frank Beddor (Hatter Madigan: Ghost in the H.A.T.B.O.X. The Looking Glass Wars), Anne Elizabeth (Once a Seal), and Marjorie M. Liu (Monstress) and comics retailer Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics) demonstrate how educators can write and draw their comic with a handful of comic panels. Bring your paper and pencils.

 

Browncoats Meeting Room

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

Calling all big damn heroes! Come join fellow Firefly fans as the California Browncoats share news of the ‘verse, artist Zac Pensol (project director, ToyVault) gives an insider’s view into designing Firefly board games, and whatever fruity oaty goodness can be squeezed in. The red button’s been pressed, calling you to find us!

 

Comic-Con How to: Learn How to Draw the Portrait

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Room 2

Ron Lemen (illustrator, concept artist, educator) demonstrates and lectures methods and techniques for designing and rendering strong likenesses and convincing features. He will also discuss grouping, simplification, notans and more.

 

Hank Green Does What You Want Him To Do

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Room 4

Hank Green, co-creator of SciShow, Crash Course, VidCon, the Internet Creator’s Guild, and Vlogbrothers just wants to hang out and talk. Ideally, the conversations will be in his areas of expertise, which include chemistry, creator economies, Snapchat, They Might Be Giants, contemplating mortality, and the pronunciation of .GIF. Please come, he’s bringing presents.

 

Historical Comics

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Room 28DE

Derf Backderf (My Friend Dahmer), Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant), and Chester Brown (Louis Riel) have produced a body of work that, between them, is wholly unique and visionary. Their efforts have brought to life the Middle Ages, key moments of Canadian history, and the adolescence of a complex and notorious killer. Calvin Reid (senior news editor at Publishers Weekly) leads a discussion on researching and writing comics inspired by history.

 

Kids Crafts: Introduction to Steampunk

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Room 30CDE

Starr Wilde (Steampunk artist and owner of Steampunk Fortress) introduces the origins of the Steampunk genre, examples in books, film/tv and the variety of ways that Steampunk can be expressed through art. Ofelia de Romanus (Steampunk artist/blogger) will discuss Steampunk in video games and introduce the hat project. Attendees will be given hat or bracelet/keychain project and assemble them with assistance if needed. There will be a Q&A session to answer any questions.

 

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Room 7AB

Tommy Andreasen (showrunner), Kevin and Dan Hageman (writers, Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu), join Simon Lucas (design lead), Christopher Stamp (designer), and Nelson Lamonica (property lead) discuss the latest season of the Cartoon Network TV series, offer a behind-the-scenes look at the development of the toys, and talk about new stories in the Ninjago universe. Vincent Tong (voice actor) will discuss his role as the voice of Kai, the Red Ninja. Moderated by Brian Bowler (marketing director).

 

Leigh Bardugo and Gene Luen Yang in Conversation

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Room 29AB

New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows Leigh Bardugo and the acclaimed graphic novelist and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang get together for a one-on-one conversation about diversity in literature and readers, fandom, fantasy, and more.

 

Sailor Moon

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Room 6A

VIZ Media is releasing the 200-episode classic Sailor Moon series for the first time on Blu-ray, with an all-new completely uncut and uncensored English dub. Members of the VIZ Animation team describe all the ins and outs of the production of this legendary anime series as well as news about the all new series Sailor Moon Crystal!

 

The 50-Year Mission: Star Trek Then, Now, and Beyond

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Room 25ABC

Access Hollywood‘s Scott Mantz sits down with authors Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, The Librarians) andEdward Gross (Empire magazine) to discuss their bestselling two-volume book series from St. Martin’s Press,The 50 Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored and Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek. Altman and Gross will share revelations and candid admissions from the hundreds of actors, writers, producers, and artisans they spoke with in writing the definitive book detailing the Star Trek phenomenon. Learn the latest news and speculation about the upcoming Star Trek TV series in 2017 and get a chance to win an autographed copy of both critically acclaimed books. Remember!

 

YA? Why Not? The Importance of Teen and Young Adult Comics

1:00pm –  2:00pm

Room 24ABC

Once the fastest growing genres in literature, YA books have grown beyond babysitting and first loves. Now that graphic novels are making award-winning shortlists, comics aimed at middle-grade and young adult readers are growing in popularity. BOOM! Studios senior editor Sierra Hahn and creators Hope Larson (Goldie Vance,Compass South), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama), Cecil Castellucci (Shade, The Changing Girl, Moving Target: Princess Leia) and Brenden Fletcher (Gotham Academy) discuss the significance of these emerging categories of comics and what they mean for modern literacy.

 

Comics Arts Conference #15: Comics Communities

1:00pm –  2:30pm

Room 26AB

Emily Rauber Rodriguez (University of Southern California) uses the Star Wars: Shattered Empire miniseries as a case study of how licensed comics negotiate a curious transmedia space between adaptation, sequel, and promotion. Jeremiah Massengale (University of the Cumberlands) uses letters from readers to analyze the impact of a nine-day storyline about death and loss in the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip. Julia Round(Bournemouth University) uses the letters pages in Misty comic books to demonstrate how the comic, employing the dominant discourses of the horror genre, supported creativity, diversity, and community within the readership.

 

An Adventure in Virtual Reality Storytelling

1:30pm –  2:30pm

Room 23ABC

There is no limit to the depth of experiences that can be created in the realm of virtual reality. But is a trip to the bottom of the ocean or a walk on the surface of Mars enough to keep audiences coming back for more? Creators who are working on the front lines of this exciting new technology discuss innovations such as 360-degree movies and the art of creating interactive story experiences. Moderator Neo Edmund (screenwriter, author of the Red Riding Alpha Huntress Series) is joined by panelists Micke Hjorth (chairman of the board, Starbreeze Studios), Sarah Kinga Smith (producer of motion picture, digital and VR, CEO of RES literary talent management & production), Andrew Cochrane (digital & interactive director, Mirada Studios), Varun Lella(digital, business development & TV literary agent, Paradigm), and Kane Lee (head of content at Baobab Studios).

 

Disney Kingdoms: Theme Park Stories with Marvel Comics

1:30pm –  2:30pm

Room 8

The creators of the popular Disney Kingdoms imprint by Marvel discuss what makes this collaborative relationship of theme park storytelling in comic books so much fun. Expect anecdotes on the development of previous titles as well as a glimpse at what is next to come.

 

DC: My Secret Origin or How I Broke In to Comics

1:45pm –  2:45pm

Room 6DE

They say breaking up is hard to do, but breaking into comics may be tougher! Get an inside look at how some of DC’s top talent broke in, crafting the tales of your favorite DC superheroes!

 

Spotlight on Ed McGuinness

1:45pm –  2:45pm

Room 5AB

With a dynamic and instantly recognizable style, veteran comic book artist Ed McGuinness (Spider-Man/Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy) has become a fan-favorite and an industry icon. This special interview/Q&A session/presentation, moderated by Marvel editor Devin Lewis, will fill you in on just what goes on in the mind of one of the best action comic book artists in the biz today!

 

20th Anniversary of DC’s Birds of Prey

2:00pm –  3:00pm

Room 28DE

Celebrate the longest-running female superhero team in history with editor/creator Jordan B. Gorfinkel(Batman, Michael Midas Champion), writers Shawna and Julie Benson (DC’s Rebirth, CW’s The 100), and fan favorite writers Chuck Dixon (Batman, Punisher) and Gail Simone (Secret Six, Deadpool) as they reveal inside stories from the comics series, animated episodes, TV adaptations-and a feature film? Limited number of signed copies to be given away.

 

Anything Goes with John Barrowman

2:00pm –  3:00pm

Room 6BCF

John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who) is an entertainer with a capital E: He sings; he dances; he acts; he presents; he judges. Ask him anything.

 

Bam! Whack! Boom!: Psychological and Personality Influences on Pop Culture

2:00pm –  3:00pm

Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

Why do people identify with Batman but not Iron Man? Or Kylo Ren but not Han Solo? Or Avengers but not Justice League? These decisions inform everything from movies, spinoff ideas, fan loyalty, sales, and toy production. Results from a multiyear research study examining over 650 pop culture characters conducted byKeith W. Beard, Psy.D. (professor, department of psychology, Marshall University), April Fugett, Ph.D. (professor, department of psychology, Marshall University), Britani Black, Elijah Wise, Josh Carter, and Jacob Mills (doctoral students, Marshall University) demonstrate how personality and psychological factors inform character preference and brand allegiance, particularly in a market where new releases may influence character recognition and popularity. These results and additional information will be discussed.

 

ComiXology Ask Me Anything Special Sunday Edition

2:00pm –  3:00pm

Room 29AB

ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping and reading platform, spills the beans on everything you wanted to know about digital comics, publishing, and more! Want to know about comiXology Unlimited, the new monthly subscription service? Come to this panel. Want to know more about how to get your comic up on comiXology Submit? This is your panel. Featuring comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger,comiXology communications guru Chip Mosher, and the comiXologist podcast crew Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski.

 

Cover Story

2:00pm –  3:00pm

Room 25ABC

What does it take to make a great cover for a comic book? Ask four of the top artists, all folks who’ve created some of the best. Come hear the “shop talk” of Jonathan Case (Batman ’66, The New Deal), Howard Chaykin(American Flagg, Black Kiss), Babs Tarr (Batgirl, Sailor Moon), Paul Gulacy (Sabre, Master of Kung Fu), andScott Shaw! (Captain Carrot, The Simpsons). Moderated by Mark Evanier.

 

Image Comics: Tomorrow’s Comics Today

2:00pm –  3:00pm

Room 7AB

What do mainstream comics look like? What appeals to “the average reader”? Bryan Lee O’Malley and Leslie Hung (Snotgirl), Jamie McKelvie (The Wicked + The Divine), Brandon Thomas (Horizon), and Jim Zub(Wayward) are making books that appeal to anyone and everyone and are redefining the idea of mainstream comics in the process.

 

KidLit Literary Agents

2:00pm –  3:00pm

Room 24ABC

Learn from children’s book literary agents Deborah Warren (East-West Literary), Kelly Sonnack (Andrea Brown Literary), Taylor Martindale Kean (Full Circle Literary), Jill Corcoran (Jill Corcoran Literary), and Jennifer Azantian (Jennifer Azantian Literary) about writing children’s books, acquiring representation, and becoming traditionally published. Moderated by picture book author Henry Herz (Mabel & the Queen of Dreams).

 

Manga Tutorials For Kids

2:00pm –  3:00pm

Room 30CDE

eigoMANGA’s team of manga artists and animators will teach kids of all ages tutorials on manga illustrations and storytelling. Join this workshop with seasoned manga artist Mino Miyabi (The Voice of Innocence, 5D), andAustin Osueke (Vanguard Princess, Rumble Pak).

 

No Tow Trucks Beyond Mars

2:00pm –  3:00pm

Room 32AB

David Rosing (NASA JPL Mars Sample Return system engineer), Shonte J. Tucker (JPL thermal engineer),Michael R. Johnson (JPL mechanisms engineer), and Todd J. Barber (JPL Senior Cassini propulsion engineer) discuss how humans go boldly where there’s no one around to fix it. Hear stories from the trenches of the heartbreaks, close calls, and adventures of real-life solar system exploration.

 

Saving the Bank: Budgeting a Comic Book Project

2:00pm –  3:00pm

Room 2

Andy Schmidt (Marvel and IDW editor and Comics Experience founder) won’t just tell you how to budget a comic, he’ll show you on screen! He’ll walk you through the very real costs of creating a comic book, publishing it, and distributing it through certain channels. It’s eye opening and fear inducing, but then he’ll give you some serious tips on how to save money and get back to black!

 

Spotlight on Emily Carroll

2:00pm –  3:00pm

Room 4

Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Emily Carroll (Through the Woods) answers your questions and chats about storytelling, horror, and her comic making process.

 

Starship Smackdown XVI: Don’t Blame It on Rio Edition

2:15pm –  4:15pm

Room 6A

Who will duke it out for the highly-coveted Smackdown title this year? Can the Starship Enterprise defeat an Imperial Star Destroyer? Will the Millennium Falcon be assimilated by the Borg Cube? Will the Nostromo be taken over by Rathars? The panel of sage spaceshipologists trying to outwit, outplay, and outphaser includeBobak Ferdowsi (“Mohawk Guy” and actual spaceship builder), Kay Reindl (ScreamMillennium), Christian Gossett (The Red Star and notorious cookie monster), Ashley E. Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor), Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars)Robert Meyer Burnett (ST: TNG Blu-ray, Free Enterprise),Jose Molina (Firefly, Agent Carter), and the Gene Rayburn of the stars, moderator Mark A. Altman (The Fifty-Year Mission, The Librarians). End your weekend with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all-time in this or any other dimension, known or unknown.

 

Assassin’s Creed Last Descendants Author Matthew J. Kirby

2:30pm –  3:30pm

Room 23ABC

Attention, young adult readers and gamers! Aymar Azaizia (head of content), Andrien Gbinigie (community manager), and Matthew J. Kirby, author of the new young adult series Last Descendants discuss bringing the game to life on the page. Assassin’s Creed cosplayers will win contest prizes!

 

Comics Arts Conference #16: The Culture of Comic-Con: Field Studies of Fans and Marketing

2:30pm –  3:30pm

Room 26AB

Comic-Con offers students of popular culture an amazing venue to study how culture is marketed to and practiced by its fans. Robin Holloway (Wake Forest University), Thaddeus Kimm (Wittenberg University),Alexandra Jenkins (Texas A&M University-Texarkana), Jodie McKaughan (Radford University), Joan Miller(University of Southern California, Annenberg), Morgan Mitchell (Wittenberg University), Glen Stamp (Ball State University), Alix Watson (Ball State University), and Stephanie Webb (University of Denver) present initial findings from a week-long ethnographic field study of the intersection of fan practice at the nexus of cultural marketing and fan culture that is Comic-Con 2016. Matthew J. Smith (Wittenberg University) moderates.

 

Comic-Con Masquerade Replay

2:30pm –  5:00pm

Room 8

Saturday night’s impressive costuming event is reviewed by the Masquerade crew, audience questions are answered, and a big-screen video of all the costume entries is presented for those who missed the show, those who were in it, and those who simply want a second look at this year’s fun fan event. Entrants can also pick up any of their materials left over from the show. Featuring Martin Jaquish (Comic-Con/WonderCon Masquerade coordinator), John Ruff (Masquerade assistant coordinator), Ian Branson (Masquerade technical assistant).

 

LEGO Nexo Knights: Behind the Scenes

2:45pm –  3:45pm

Room 5AB

Get a look at the newest property from The LEGO Goup: Nexo KnightsTommy Andreasen (showrunner) andMark Hoffeimeir (writer) discuss the characters and the development of the TV series seen on Cartoon Network.Samuel Johnson (senior designer) and Mark Stafford (senior designer) talk about the product design process and Melissa Pickering (design manager) talks about creating a digital experience that bridges the digital and the physical. Vincent Tong (voice actor) joins the panel to talk about bringing the character of Jestro to life on screen. Moderated by Brian Bowler (marketing director).

 

Animaniacs Live!

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Room 6DE

It’s time for Animaniacs, live! Join the voice cast of the iconic animated series Animaniacs Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille and Jess Harnell, along with series songwriter Randy Rogel for a zany, animany, and totally insaney afternoon as they perform songs from the beloved cartoon. Animaniacs Live! will be coming to a city near you.

 

Bisexuality and Beyond: New Frontiers in Popular Culture

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Room 28DE

From movies to television to comics to YouTube, beloved characters have emerged whose lives and loves place them outside traditional notions of straight and gay. What does this burgeoning representation mean for the bi, pan, fluid, queer (bi+) community? Are the lives of bi people and the discrimination they face represented in popular science fiction, fantasy, and superhero genres? What’s life like for bisexual creators in popular media? Join Prism Comics, the BiNet USA BiStories Project, and moderator Faith Cheltenham (BiNet USA) for a lively discussion of these and other issues with panelists R. J. Aguiar (YouTube’s “TheNotAdam,” NotAdamAndSteve), Tara Madison Avery (Gooch, Anything That Loves), Marissa Lee (Racebending), Steve Orlando (Midnighter, Batman Robin Eternal), Bob Schreck (Legendary Comics), and Sarah Strumpf(Bisexual Books).

 

Disney Pin Trading and Collecting: A Whole New Online World

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

Lenny Schas (CEO PinPics), Christian Hoff (actor), Holland Hayes (actor), Chris Henning (artist), Terri Trainor (lead programmer), and Sandi Bois (avatar characters) explore the current and exciting future of the next-generation online world of pin trading and collecting.

 

Inside DST: Ghostbusters, Star Trek, Marvel & More!

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Room 24ABC

Diamond Select Toys president Chuck Terceira and prototype painter Jason Wires discuss upcoming action figures, statues, ships, and banks for Doctor Strange, Gotham, and more! Marketing supervisor Zach Oatmoderates.

 

Kickstarter Secrets Revealed

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Room 4

Whether you’re thinking about launching your first Kickstarter project or you’re ready to embark on your fifth, our lineup of veteran creators has a wealth of invaluable information for you. Jamie Tanner (Kickstarter’s comics outreach lead), Hope Nicholson (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls), Kel McDonald (Sorcery 101), and George Rohac (CEO, Breadpig) discuss all things Kickstarter, from the best way to promote your project to avoiding common pitfalls and everything in between.

 

Kids Draw Superheroes

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Room 2

A panel of professional cartoonists and graphic novelists draw superheroes based on suggestions from the audience. They will walk the kids through how they approach character design and basic drawing technique. They will also talk about superhero powers and abilities and a little about the history of comics as well. Then they’ll help kids draw their own characters with the provided worksheets.

 

Pac-Man to Mario: Retro Video Games and Video Game History

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Room 32AB

Learn about the rich and entertaining history of video games and why you keep going back to playing games that are 20 and 30 years old. A brief overview of the milestones in video game history will be presented: the rise of Atari in the late ’70s, the Video Game Crash of 1983, the dominance of Nintendo in the ’80s, and so on. Following will be a discussion about the current retro video game boom, seen in the popularity of video game collecting, “retro-style” indie games, and YouTube shows and conventions covering retro video games. Panelists include Pat Contri (author of Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES LibraryPat the NES Punk), James Rolfe(Angry Video Game Nerd, Cinemassacre), Ian Ferguson (Completely Unnecessary Podcast), Andre Meadows(Black Nerd Comedy), and Dan Eardley (Pixel Dan toy reviews).

 

Paper Toys

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Room 30CDE

Renee Jablow (Grammy-nominated paper engineer and author) returns to Comic-Con to lead a workshop making paper toys. Participants will make paper toys of popular licensed character featured in a recently published books by Studio Fun International (previously Reader’s Digest Children’s Publishing).

 

Spotlight on Keith Knight

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Room 7AB

Award-winning comic book writer, author, filmmaker, and journalist David F. Walker (Shaft, Deadpool, Power Man and Iron Fist, the Adventures of Darius Logan) cuts it up onstage with K ChroniclesKnight Life/(th)inkcreator Keith Knight. The two will discuss Knight’s humble beginnings at Comic-Con, squatting at empty tables to sell his zines, to his rise as a celebrated indie cartoonist; all the way up to his award-winning comic strip slideshow about police brutality.

 

Super Asian America

3:00pm –  4:00pm

Room 29AB

Gene Yang (New Superman), Peter Shinkoda (Daredevil), Keith Chow (Nerds of Color), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Christine Dinh (comics branding professional), and other comic book titans discuss the ever-evolving state of Asian Americans in media. Moderated by Racebending.

 

Business of Cartoon Voices

3:00pm –  4:30pm

Room 25ABC

Interested in a career doing voices for animation and video games? There are plenty of people around who’ll take your money and tell you how to go about it, but here’s 90 minutes of absolutely free advice from folks who work in the field. Come hear cartoon voice actor Dee Bradley Baker and Debby Derryberry, talent agent Paul Doherty (Cunningham-Escott-Slevin-Doherty), and others, along with your moderator, voice director Mark Evanier (The Garfield Show).

 

Buffy Musical: Once More with Feeling: An Interactive Whedon Musical

3:15pm –  4:45pm

Room 6BCF

Let’s end this show with a bang! The powers that be behind Whedonopolis WhedonCon, and FandomCharities present an interactive screening of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode “Once More with Feeling” as Comic-Con’s big closing event! Many say this is the finest, funniest, most ingenious episode ever to come out of the Buffyverse. But remember, the best part of the show is up to you! This episode was made for talkin’-back, that is-and singing and shouting and dancing in the aisles, with or without your dry cleaning! Audience participation: It isn’t just for Rocky Horror and mob riots anymore. Juliet Landau (Drusilla) plus a surprise guest will be joining the fun.

 

Comic-Con Talk Back

3:30pm –  4:30pm

Room 23ABC

President of the Comic-Con board of directors John Rogers will be present to listen to attendees’ concerns about this year’s event.

 

Pro/Fan Comics Trivia Match

3:30pm –  4:30pm

Room 26AB

The 21st anniversary trivia showdown matches Len Wein‘s (creator, Wolverine, Swamp Thing) Purple Prose team against the fan Black Ink Irregulars, who include Derek McCaw (Fanboy Planet podcast) and Peter S. Svensson (comics journalist). Questions written by Tom Galloway (Suicide Squid) will focus on characters and events having a n5th or n0th anniversary, such as the Batman TV show, Captain America, Aquaman, Fantastic Four, Black Panther, and many more. Trash talk will focus on being funny!

 

What’s Hot in Young Adult Fiction

3:45pm –  4:45pm

Room 5AB

Strong protagonists, engrossing romance, humor, action, and angst! Join us for this popular annual chat about the hottest new titles and trends in YA fiction. Moderated by Nathan Bransford (The Jacob Wonderbar series) and featuring Renee Ahdieh (The Wrath and the Dawn series), Victoria Aveyard (The Red Queen series),Michelle Hodkin (The Mara Dyer Trilogy), Lauren Oliver (Vanishing Girls), Brendan Reichs (Virals series),Victoria Schwab (A Darker Shade of Magic), Laini Taylor (Strange the Dreamer), and Adam Silvera (More Happy Than Not).

 

Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule

4:00pm –  5:00pm

Room 24ABC

This annual panel is for any group with a goal. It presents the vital basics of group management and networking that can apply to literally any project, from hobbiest to professional. Whether your goal is a career or professional-level hobby, your projects are a full-time job and you have only part-time hours to accomplish them. Much of achieving your goals rests with everyone helping each other with the skills, training, or talents no one individual has. Topher Davila (art director, GeekdomWear)Heather Joseph-Witham, Ph.D. (Mythbusters),Amber Goelst (Wacom Enterprise/Education), Sean Glumace (Adobe education leader)Gene Turnbow(general manager, Krypton Radio), Renah Wolzinger (higher education leadership: statewide technical assistance provider), Brendan Creecy (Radio Brendo Man podcast), Ron Coleman, Ph.D (molecular geneticist), Stephen Burns (Photoshop digital artist, author, and lecturer), Chris Dickens (writer and co-creator of Vigilante Project), and Mario Martinez (co-creator, TomatoTV) provide a mix of speaking, questions, and some short interactive applications where the audience can directly apply the topics covered. Handouts will be provided that cover tips, wisdom, and dos and donts from previous panels. As a bonus to help get your creative work life further along, you’ll get a one-year subscription to Adobe’s Creative Cloud. They also have a second tool to give away of particular use to anyone that even touches artwork: A Wacom tablet! You must be at the panel to be eligible for either giveaway.

 

Geektastic Careers in Video Game Media

4:00pm –  5:00pm

Room 29AB

Video game media is a growing platform teaming with a plethora of avenues for geektastic careers, including podcasting, journalism, literary writing, broadcasting, video production, and more. Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion, MMORPG), Michael Annetta (Nevermind, Flying Mollusk), Kiri Callaghan (Geek and Sundry Kiriosity), and Aaron Carter (Video Game Bang) divulge the ins and outs for breaking in and producing quality and unique content. Speakers will reveal not only their tips and tricks but also vital dos and don’ts for writing, podcasting, and creating in video game media and how these avenues influence the industry.

 

How Cartoons influence S.T.E.M. to S.T.E.A.M. Programs

4:00pm –  5:00pm

Room 30CDE

Joining cartoonist Marie Zhivago (Dr. Zhivago) are local guest leaders presenting information and examples of how cartoons can be represented and influence science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. “Tony” Michael Claudio (engineering educator, Olympian High School, Sweetwater District for 3D and Laser Printing) will show how 2D cartoon examples can be printed into a 3D samples. Pamela Hendrickson (president, National Council of Negro Women Inc. S.T.E.A.M.) will discuss a 15-year S.T.E.A.M. workshop based on an interest in a career in Arts for kids. Karen Daniels (Old Globe Theater arts engagement manager) will talk about the theatrical, technical, and engineering aspect of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. A brief Q&A session moderated by Analyn Simon (UCSD Medical Center) will be followed by a drawing workshop by Dr. Zhivago for kids.

 

Markiplier Comics & More: Keenspot / Red Giant 2016

4:00pm –  5:00pm

Room 7AB

YouTube superstar Markiplier hosts this 16th annual Comic-Con panel devoted to pioneering webcomics publisher Keenspot. They are once again joined by their partners from transmedia company RedGiant Entertainment, publishers of the Markiplier comic book miniseries (first issue in stores July 27) that will be one of the main topics of discussion. Creators scheduled to appear include Thomas Fischbach (Twokinds), Benny Powell (Markiplier Comics), David Campiti (Pandora’s Blogs), and YouTube softball stars Bobby Crosby andBenny Amesquita.

 

Steampunk as a Maturing Visual Aesthetic

4:00pm –  5:00pm

Room 28DE

David L. Drake (Drake & McTrowell), Andrew Fogel (League of Steam), Bob Mogg (The Iron Tailor), andRocky Olivares (Meowkernaut, comics) discuss how Steampunk’s visual aesthetic has progressed, diversified, and matured over the last decade, including the influences and methods for achieving this progressive style and the specific tools, techniques, and materials used in recent projects. Moderated by Katherine L Morse (Drake & McTrowell).

 

Superheroes on Stage

4:00pm –  5:00pm

Room 4

The world today would have been unthinkable 15 years ago. A world where a superhero can be found on every screen, big or small. A world where larger-than-life stories are given the respect they deserve in both live action and animation. But what about on the stage? This panel will focus on the writers, directors, and producers who have brought superheroes to the theater. Productions ranging from indie to Broadway will be explored, as these artists talk about the challenges they faced in making a live audience believe a man could fly.

 

Tabletop Roleplaying Games in the Digital Era

4:00pm –  5:00pm

Room 32AB

Nolan T. Jones (Roll20 co-founder) and Steve Koontz (Roll20 programmer) discuss how popular pen-and-paper games have migrated online, as well as offer tips for virtual tabletop gaming.
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