Friday, July 21

10:00am

Biographical and Autobiographical Comics

Charles Hatfield (comics professor, CSU Northridge) leads a spirited conversation about the spaces between fiction and nonfiction with cartoonists who have worked in fictionalized memoir (Mimi Pond, The Customer Is Always Wrong), fictionalized biography (Sonny Liew, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye), biography (Box Brown,Andre the Giant), and memoir (Sarah Glidden, Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq).

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 28DE
  1: Programs, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Writers & Writing

10:00am

Cartoon Creatives: Woman Power in Animation

Panelists examine the history and trajectory of women working inside feature and TV animation to bring to light some great hidden figures in our past. These inspiring women have shown invention and creativity and are expanding the industry. Scheduled to appear are Marge Dean (co-president, WIA; supervising producer, SuperMansion), Mindy Johnson (film historian; author, Ink & Paint: The Women of Disney Animation), Victoria Ying (visual development, Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen, Moana), Shadi Petosky (writer/producer, Danger & Eggs; founder, Puny Studios), Julia Vickerman (writer, The Powerpuff Girls; director, RAD Lands, Twelve Forever), and Elaine Bogan (director, Trollhunters, Dragons: Race to the Edge). Moderated by Leslie Combemale (CinemaSiren.com).

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 23ABC
  1: Programs, Animation, Art and Illustration, Movies, Television
  • Tags Animation, Art and Illustration, Movies, Television

10:00am

Cosplay Makeup 101

Panelists go into what it takes to perfect your cosplay by having great makeup to go with it. It will cover beauty makeup, appliance application, special FX makeup, sculpting, molding, casting, and wig styling. Professional makeup artists and wig stylists Dawn Banks (plus size model, Batgirl: Spoiled lead makeup designer), Ashley Troub (winning look SDCC Her Universe Fashion Show 2015 and 2016, Nerdist All Kings Considered), Keaghlan Ashley (Face Off season 7, Face Off All-Stars, key makeup artist Severus Snape and the Marauders), Kelton Ching (SFX makeup artist, Kanye West’s “Famous”), and Chrissy Lynn (Bat in the Sun’s Super Power Beat Down, Truly Outrageous: A Jem and the Holograms Fan Film) will answer your questions about makeup to match your costuming and cosplay and offer tips and tools of the trade. Moderated by cosplayer Mac Beauvais (Monstrous Makeup Manuals 1 and 2 model, actress in The Gloaming).

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Costuming, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom, Marriott Programs, Web
  • Tags Costuming, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom, Marriott Programs, Web

10:00am

Geeking Out on Secret Loves: When Personal Tales Fill the Page

The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is the newest anthology from editor Hope Nicholsonabout love, sex, and dating, with stories from cartoonists and professional geeks who tell their intimate, heartbreaking, and inspiring stories. Join Dark Horse creators of all genders, orientations, and cultural backgrounds for a discussion on the modern idea of love: J. P. Larocque (Gay Nerds), Amy Chu (Red Sonja), Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home), Vita Ayala (Our Work Fills the Pews), and moderator Dustin Nelson(social media coordinator at Dark Horse).

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 25ABC
  1: Programs, Comics, Superheroes, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Comics, Superheroes, Writers & Writing

10:00am

Hero Worship: Capes, Conflicts, and the Creative Process

Peek inside the craniums of worldbuilding artists Frank Miller (300, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) and Tony DiTerlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles, Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight) as they participate in a lively conversation moderated by Borys Kit (senior film writer, The Hollywood Reporter) about the heroes and anti-heroes that inhabit their works, their creative and artistic heroes, the responsibility they feel to inspire a new generation of artists, and their upcoming career retrospectives at the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 6DE
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comics, Movies, Superheroes, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comics, Movies, Superheroes, Writers & Writing

10:00am

Intro to TV Writing: From First Draft to Getting Staffed

Moderator Spiro Skentzos (Arrow) and today’s biggest TV writers, showrunners, and executives from your favorite genre shows discuss navigating the TV spec terrain including beginner’s mistakes, what they look for in a writer, and what it takes for you to write a killer spec that will stand above the crowd. There will be a huge Q&A component, so bring your questions.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 4
  1: Programs, Television, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Television, Writers & Writing

10:00am

Psych Reunion and Movie Sneak Peek

Calling all Psych-Os! It’s been three years since the Psych series finale left fans begging for more, but now the wait for iiiiiit . . . is finally over! After eight seasons, 100+ episodes, a musical, and too many pineapples to count, Psych is back with the reunion Psych-Os have been clamoring for! The Psych cast along with creator Steve Franks and executive producers Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak reunite with their fans in honor of the all-new Psych movie coming to USA this December.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Ballroom 20
  1: Programs, Humor & Satire, Movies, Mysteries & Crime Dramas, Television
  • Tags Humor & Satire, Movies, Mysteries & Crime Dramas, Television

10:00am

Resist! Rebellion in Epic Fantasy

Dark conspiracies, forbidden knowledge, secret magic, unknown continents, and rebellious heirs populate these panelists’ fantastic worlds, but where do they get the inspiration for these thorny conundrums? Charlie N. Holmberg (The Paper Magician), Robin Hobb (The Fitz and the Fool trilogy), Christopher Paolini (The Official Eragon Coloring Book), James A. Owen (StarchildDawn of the Dragons), Erika Lewis (Game of Shadows), and Michael Johnston (Soleri) discuss building fantasy worlds with backstabbing, shadowy plots, shocking secrets, and surprise inheritances with Petra Mayer of NPR.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 32AB
  1: Programs, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Science Fiction & Fantasy,Writers & Writing
  • Tags Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing

10:00am

Spotlight on Marjorie Liu

Engage in a wide-ranging conversation on publishing, race, and gender with Marjorie Liu, the New York Times bestselling and Eisner-nominated author of Monstress, Han Solo, X-23, and many other titles.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 29AB
  1: Programs, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Superheroes, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Superheroes, Writers & Writing

10:00am

Spotlight on Simon Hanselmann

Comics creator Simon Hanselmann (MegahexOne More Year) discusses his hit comics characters, Megg, Mogg, and Owl, and the next stage of his career with New York Magazine’Abraham Riesman.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 9
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics

10:00am

Star Wars Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm’s Brian Merten and Dolly Ahluwalia

Lucasfilm offers a look at the latest news and revelations for Star Wars collectibles. Expect revelations from all the normal participants, plus a few surprises.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 7AB
  1: Programs, Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Tags Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy

10:00am

The Big Bang Theory Special Video Presentation and Q&A

The Big Bang Theory returns to San Diego to take you inside the biggest moments of season 10 and behind the scenes of TV’s #1 comedy for a special 10th anniversary panel. From the introduction of Penny’s family, to the baby, to that season finale moment that left fans hanging (What will Amy say?), join folks from the show for a lively discussion and special video presentation. From Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Big Bang Theory returns for season 11 this fall, premiering Monday, September 25 at 8/7c on CBS. The Big Bang TheoryThe Complete Tenth Season is available now on Digital, and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD this fall.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Hall H
  1: Programs, Humor & Satire, Television
  • Tags Humor & Satire, Television

10:00am

Using Comics to Support Different Learning Styles in the Classroom

As schools struggle to ensure that students are not left behind in the learning process and to extend curriculum to challenge more advanced students, educators must adapt their classrooms to the developing needs of their students. Join in for a talk about visual literacy and the advantages of using sequential art to help connect with students and convey difficult concepts with ease.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
  1: Programs, Books, Comics, Education, Library Programs
  • Tags Books, Comics, Education, Library Programs

10:00am

Young Justice Q&A

Young Justice is back! Series producers and key members of the creative team will be on hand to answer your burning questions about the first two seasons of this beloved fan-favorite series; and, if you’re lucky, you might learn a thing or two about the highly anticipated Young Justice: Outsiders.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 6BCF
  1: Programs, Animation, Comics, Superheroes, Television
  • Tags Animation, Comics, Superheroes, Television

10:00am

Comic–Con Film School 102

Day two of this four-day course on micro-budget movie-making focuses on the specifics of production, from shooting techniques to lighting on the cheap to crew positions you need (and don’t need) to costuming, props, and set decorating for as little money as possible. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (head of programming Vision Entertainment), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer/star ofBreaking Barbi), Nick Murphy (writer/director, All Night Skate), and Sean Rourke (writer, Ballistica ).

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies, Seminars and Workshops,Writing |   4: CCI-IFF, CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies, Seminars and Workshops, Writing
  • Tags CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies, Seminars and Workshops, Writing

10:00am

Cartoon Network: OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes

UPDATED: Fri, Jul 07, 08:49PM
Get ready to witness the power of a true hero in training. Cartoon Network is excited to bring you their newest series, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes ! Be the first to see exclusive content, dive into the superpowered world of Lakewood Plaza Turbo, and get to know the ever-enthusiastic K.O.! Get all your hero tips from Ian-Jones Quartey(creator and voice of Rad), Toby Jones (co-executive producer), Courtenay Taylor(voice of K.O.), Kate Flannery (voice of Carol), and Dan Vader (lead writer/designer, Capybara Games). Moderated by Alanah Pearce (IGN).

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  1: Programs, Action/Adventure, Animation, Hilton Programs, Kids, Superheroes, Television |  U: Updated, Action/Adventure, Animation, Hilton Programs, Kids, Superheroes, Television
  • Tags Action/Adventure, Animation, Hilton Programs, Kids, Superheroes, Television

10:00am

Comic-Con How-To: Point of View, What’s the Point?

Are you a writer or aspiring writer looking to improve your skills? Do you want to learn new and better ways to accomplish things like choosing the proper narrator and understanding the advantages and disadvantages of using first-person/third-person limited/omniscient narrators, indirect discourse, verb tense, etc.? If so, join Maxwell Alexander Drake as he breaks these topics down into easily understandable bits you can use to improve your craft. Maxwell Alexander Drake is an award-winning science fiction/fantasy author, graphic novelist, and playwright.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am – 11:30am
Room 2
  1: Programs, Comic-Con How To, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Comic-Con How To, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing

10:00am

The Black Panel

The Black Panel is 20 years old. A new era begins with an unprecedented event. Panelists for the year’s 20th-anniversary forum will not be announced in advance. If you’ve never been to Michael Daviss Black Panel, you wouldn’t know some of the biggest names in media have graced its stage. Who’s been chosen for this 20th-anniversary celebration? Non-ya. Don’t get that? Here’s a clue: Non-ya is a response, not a rapper.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am – 11:30am
Room 5AB
  1: Programs, Anniversaries, Comics, Education
  • Tags Anniversaries, Comics, Education

10:30am

Comics Arts Conference #5: Lassoing the Truth: Marston Versus Wertham in the Wonder Woman War

Psychologist William Moulton Marston created the world’s most famous female superhero. Using outdated examples and falsified evidence, psychiatrist Fredric Wertham attacked both Wonder Woman and the deceased Marston in his book Seduction of the Innocent. Doctors Travis Langley and Mara Wood (Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth) call together a panel of experts to examine how one crusader’s fight with a ghost affected both comics and comics studies: Phil Jimenez(Wonder Woman), Trina Robbins (The Legend of Wonder Woman), Danny Fingeroth(Superman on the Couch), Alan Kistler (comics historian), and Mike Madrid (The Supergirls), with special guest Christie Marston (Wonder Woman Network and Family Museum). Be a sensation, not sensationalistic!

Friday July 21, 2017 10:30am – 11:30am
Room 26AB
  1: Programs, Comics, Comics Arts Conference, Education, Superheroes
  • Tags Comics, Comics Arts Conference, Education, Superheroes

10:30am

Hasbro: My Little Pony

The cast and creatives behind My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and My Little Pony: Equestria Girls share details of the making of the popular animated series. Fans will also get a look into the rest of season 7, a sneak peek in to My Little Pony: The Moviecoming this fall, and more, followed by a Q&A.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:30am – 11:30am
Room 6A
  1: Programs, Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Animation, Television
  • Tags Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Animation, Television

10:30am

Marvel: Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends

Swing by this panel to see what’s in store for all of your favorite spider-heroes! Join editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, Spider-editor Nick Lowe, writer Cullen Bunn(Venomverse), and other mighty Marvel guests for a spectacular discussion about Spider-Man, Venomverse, and more.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:30am – 11:30am
Room 24ABC
  1: Programs, Action/Adventure, Comics, Superheroes
  • Tags Action/Adventure, Comics, Superheroes

10:30am

Pogo, Walt Kelly, and Carolyn Kelly

Some call Walt Kelly’s Pogo the greatest newspaper strip of all time. This program provides a discussion on Kelly, his legacy, and his lovely daughter, who passed away in April. Topics include the future of the Eisner Award-winning Pogo reprint series from Fantagraphics Books that Carolyn had been co-editing and that will continue to reprint that wonderful feature. On the dais: comic historian Maggie Thompson(Comics Buyer’s Guide), film critic Leonard Maltin, cartoonist Scott Shaw!, friend John Plunkett, Fantagraphics’s Eric Reynolds (co-editor of the Complete Pogo series), and moderator Mark Evanier (co-editor of the Complete Pogo series).

Friday July 21, 2017 10:30am – 11:30am
Room 8
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics,Tributes
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Tributes

10:30am

Comic Book Law School® 202: ‘Help is On the Way’

While almost every creator will tell you that their greatest joy is in their acts of creation, none will argue that equally (or perhaps more) important is earning a living from their efforts. But commercializing creative works is fraught with peril unless you’re prepared. In the second session of this case study focusing on a (fictional) author, panelists will concentrate on his efforts to commercialize his work. Noted attorney Michael Lovitz, author of the acclaimed The Trademark and Copyright Bookcomic book, is joined by IP and entertainment attorneys David Lizerbram and Terri Lubaroff for an interactive seminar tackling a group of more advanced issues facing creators (and the businesses that they work with) as they seek to monetize their creative capital, including licenses and transfers of rights; key things to know when Hollywood comes knocking; publishing, manufacturing, merchandising, and distribution agreements; understanding key terms in contracts, assignments, and licenses; and how incorporation and marital bliss (or turmoil) may affect contracts and licenses. 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.)

Friday July 21, 2017 10:30am – 12:00pm
Room 11
  1: Programs, Comics, Comics Law School, Education, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comics, Comics Law School, Education, Seminars & Workshops

11:00am

An Inside Look at Man at Arms: Reforged

Matt Stagmer and Ilya Alekseyev (blacksmiths), Andy Signore (creator), and Brent Lydic (executive producer) discuss the art of blacksmithing and their hit digital series that brings iconic weapons to life. Matt, Ilya, Andy, and Brent will talk about filming in a forge, their favorite weapons, and the craftsmanship that dates back thousands of years.

Friday July 21, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
  1: Programs, Costuming, Fandom, Library Programs, Web
  • Tags Costuming, Fandom, Library Programs, Web

11:00am

Behind the Battle: War for the Planet of the Apes

Halon Entertainment presents a deep dive behind the artistic and technical visual effects tour de force War for the Planet of the Apes. VFX producer and film co-producer Ryan Stafford, previs and postvis supervisor A. J. Briones, and Halon Entertainment lead/sup Casey Pyke will take the audience through the process of creating the monumental battle between Caesar and the army of humans that will determine the fate of both of their species and the planet. You’ll also be treated to exclusive behind-the-scenes material.

Friday July 21, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 32AB
  1: Programs, Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Tags Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy

11:00am

Cartoon Network: Steven Universe

Hang out with Rebecca Sugar, Steven, and the Gems and be the first to hear the latest updates from Beach City. That’s right, CN is bringing your favorite Steven Universe characters back to the ballroom! They’ve got never-before-seen footage, exciting announcements, and answers to all your burning questions! Okay . . . maybe not all of them. Join Rebecca Sugar (creator), Deedee Magno-Hall (voice of Pearl), Michaela Dietz (voice of Amethyst), Estelle (voice of Garnet), and A. J. Michalka(voice of Stevonnie) with half-Gem/half-human Steven Universe Zach Callisonserving as half-guest/half-moderator.

Friday July 21, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  1: Programs, Action/Adventure, Animation, Hilton Programs, Kids, Television
  • Tags Action/Adventure, Animation, Hilton Programs, Kids, Television

11:00am

Cosplaying 102: Taking It to the Next Level and Beyond!

Catherine M. Fisher (award-winning costumer), Bob Mogg (Steampunk expert extraordinaire), and Ryan Wells (internationally known costuming genius) pick up where Cosplaying 101 left off. They will discuss advanced costuming techniques such as sculpting, mold making/resin casting, prop fabrication, FX makeup, Masquerade participation and presentation, and take questions from the audience. With moderator Melissa Gene Meyer (dept. assistant for the Masquerade with Comic-Con International).

Friday July 21, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Costuming, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom, Marriott Programs
  • Tags Costuming, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom, Marriott Programs

11:00am

Diana’s Sister Protagonists

How do fictional feminist narratives inform and inspire? The future is female, as reflected in the Women’s March, a new Wonder Woman feature film, and a slew of bestselling authors writing empowering stories of women in charge. Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Mysterious Galaxy) leads the conversation with Kiersten White (Now I Rise), Nnedi Okorafor (Akata Witch, Akata Warrior), Sarah Tarkoff (Sinless), Laurie Forest (The Black Witch), Gregory Scott Katsoulis (All Rights Reserved), and Dana Fredsti (The Spawn of Lilith).

Friday July 21, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 25ABC
  1: Programs, Books, Horror and Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Horror and Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing

11:00am

Diversity in Comics

Brian Buccellato (Detective Comics, The Flash), Elena Salcedo (editor-in-chief, Top Cow Productions), Joe Illidge (senior editorial manager, Lion Forge), Ani-Mia(international cosplayer), Blake Northcott (Michael Turner’s Fathom), Hannibal Tabu(CBR’s The Buy Pile), Marcus To (Joyride, Red Robin), and Khary Randolph (Mosaic, The Amazing Spider-Man) discuss the shifting landscape of diversity in modern comics. Moderated by Vince Hernandez (VP/editor-in-chief, Aspen Comics).

Friday July 21, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 9
  1: Programs, Comics, Costuming, Education, Superheroes
  • Tags Comics, Costuming, Education, Superheroes

11:00am

From Asterix to Zeus: Developing an Essential Kids’ Graphic Novel Collection

While the category has enjoyed tremendous popularity in recent years, kids’ graphic novels are not a recent phenomenon. What classic titles or series should librarians have on their shelves to provide historical context and a complete survey of the medium? Moderated by Dawn Rutherford (branch manager, Brier Library), with panelists Jenny McCluskey (collection development librarian for Ingram Library Services LLC), Alea Perez (chair of YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee), Carla Riemer, and Mark Siegel (editorial director, First Second).

Friday July 21, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
  1: Programs, Books, Comics, Education, Library Programs
  • Tags Books, Comics, Education, Library Programs

11:00am

Image Comics: Excellence in Storytelling

Nick Dragotta (East of West), Marjorie Liu (Monstress), Dustin Nguyen (Descender), Marc Bernardin (Genius), Amy Reeder (Rocket Girl), and Greg Hinkle (Black Cloud) are some of the best storytellers around. Their stories are hilarious, wrenching, exciting, and heartbreaking in equal measure. These creators make the kinds of comics you love to read, and they’ll share their tips and techniques in this star-studded panel.

Friday July 21, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 23ABC
  1: Programs, Action/Adventure, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics,Web
  • Tags Action/Adventure, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Web

11:00am

Spotlight on John Morrow

Comic-Con special guest John Morrow (publisher at TwoMorrows) presents a sequential image, stereophonic, multimedia extravaganza: “Jack Kirby: Yesterday, Today, and TwoMorrows!” Join John on a comics history road trip that explores how Kirby’s career was inexplicably intertwined with John’s own life, long before he published Jack Kirby Collector #1 in 1994, and continues to permeate TwoMorrows Publishing today. You’ll see rare Kirby artwork, video and audio of Jack himself, rare photos, and the debut of John’s new book, KIRBY100, an all-star celebration of Jack’s 100th birthday! The video presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with details of other new TwoMorrows titles, including their Reed Crandall biography and GROOVY, which documents how flower power affected comics and pop culture.

Friday July 21, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 4
  1: Programs, Anniversaries, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics
  • Tags Anniversaries, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics

11:00am

Steampunk Invades A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Star Wars and Steampunk are two fandoms that have become one with the Force to create a bounty of fan-favorite art and cosplays. From Admiral Ackbar to Yoda, Boba Fett to Wicket, all your favorite Star Wars characters have been reimaged into a variety of fantastic steamy mashups. Join in to enjoy some of the best Star Wars universe fan art, plus get tips from fellow steampunks who will share how they created recognizable mashup characters of their own design. With Poppy Appleton(Ahsoka), Matt Eusey (Sir Chewy of Bacca), Rebecca Eusey (Lady Babette Fett), Treb Padula (Cog Bane), Jessica Woods (Mara Jade), and moderated by Anastasia Hunter(chair of Gaslight Steampunk Expo).

Friday July 21, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 7AB
  1: Programs, Costuming, Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Tags Costuming, Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy

11:00am

Tarzan and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.: What’s Next

Jim Sullos (president, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.), Cathy Wilbanks (vice president of operations, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.), Alexander Simmons (creator/writer, BlackJack), and James Kuhoric (American Mythology Productions) discuss Edgar Rice Burroughs’s famous literary heroes as well as forthcoming comics, novels, role-playing games, and more based on Tarzan of the Apes, John Carter of Mars, Pellucidar,and Poloda, Beyond the Farthest Star. Moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin, author of Tarzan on Film (Titan Books, 2016) and director of special projects for Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Friday July 21, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 29AB
  1: Programs, Books, Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Tags Books, Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy

11:00am

Writing About Comics: From Fan to Pro

This annual panel about comics journalism will look at the how-tos: how to break in, how to act professionally, how to make money (against all odds), and whether or not writing about comics and pop culture is a stepping stone to making comics or accessing other professional gigs. Writing for fanzines/websites has traditionally been a path to working in the industry, and today there are more options than ever, but it’s also harder to get noticed. Panelists will also look at how writing about comics has become a far more diverse field. Comics journalism isn’t dead yet, and here’s the proof! With Alex Segura (Archie Comics), Rosie Knight (Women Write About Comics, Nerdist), and Jamie Broadnax (Black Girl Nerds).

Friday July 21, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 28DE
  1: Programs, Comics, Fandom, Web, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Comics, Fandom, Web, Writers & Writing

11:00am

Friday Playback Room Block #1

The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Psych Reunion and Movie Sneak Peek, The Big Bang Theory Special Video Presentation and Q&A, and iZOMBiE Special Video Presentation and Q&A. (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.)

Friday July 21, 2017 11:00am – 1:50pm
Marriott Marina Ballroom DE, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Marriott Playback Room, Marriott Programs, Television
  • Tags Marriott Playback Room, Marriott Programs, Television

11:15am

AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead

Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Mercedes Mason, Colman Domingo, Dayton Callie, Sam Underwood, Daniel Sharman, and Michael Greyeyesjoin executive producer and showrunner Dave Erickson, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead). They will talk about where the series left off in the midseason finale and what to look forward to when it picks up in September.

Friday July 21, 2017 11:15am – 12:15pm
Hall H
  1: Programs, Comics, Horror and Suspense, Television
  • Tags Comics, Horror and Suspense, Television

11:15am

DC Universe Rebirth

DC Universe Rebirth has taken the industry by storm. The universe has been restored with hope and optimism, engaging storylines, and dynamic characters. Come discover more about your favorite DC superheroes, plus hear from the talented teams bringing these stories to life!

Friday July 21, 2017 11:15am – 12:15pm
Room 6DE
  1: Programs, Comics, Superheroes
  • Tags Comics, Superheroes

11:15am

iZOMBiE Special Video Presentation and Q&A

Everyone’s favorite zom-com-rom-dram is back! After the heart-stopping events of the iZOMBiE season finale, the secret is out: The public is no longer in the dark about the existence of zombies. With Seattle now under zombie control at the hands of Fillmore-Graves, Ravi’s search for a cure and vaccine for zombie-ism is now more dire than ever. Be among the first to get the scoop on what’s in store for Liv and the gang in season 4. See a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars as well as executive producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television and based on characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, iZOMBiE returns midseason with all-new episodes on The CW. iZOMBiE: The Complete Third Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD this fall.

Friday July 21, 2017 11:15am – 12:15pm
Ballroom 20
  1: Programs, Comics, Television
  • Tags Comics, Television

11:15am

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite

Universes merge in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, as the collaborative team from Marvel and Capcom discuss the immersive cinematic story featured in the upcoming game. Learn how both sides joined forces to bring the story to life, with iconic heroes from Marvel and Capcom teaming up to battle against a sinister new supervillain who threatens to destroy their newly formed world.

Friday July 21, 2017 11:15am – 12:30pm
Room 6BCF
  1: Programs, Comics, Movies, Superheroes
  • Tags Comics, Movies, Superheroes

11:30am

Go Go Power Rangers Comics

On July 26, BOOM! Studios launches a second Power Rangers ongoing comic book series, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers, to pair with its current series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Writers Ryan Parrott (GGPR), Kyle Higgins (MMPR), artist Dan Mora(GGPR), BOOM! Studios editor Dafna Pleban, and Saban Brands director of development and production Melissa Flores preview the new series, tease what’s to come in the current series, and share behind-the-scenes secrets. Plus, Steve Kurokiof nWay will be on hand to announce something special for fans of their mobile game, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars! Moderated by former Yellow Power Ranger Ciara Hanna (Gia Moran in Power Rangers Megaforce).

Friday July 21, 2017 11:30am – 12:30pm
Room 5AB
  1: Programs, Action/Adventure, Comics, Superheroes
  • Tags Action/Adventure, Comics, Superheroes

11:30am

Spotlight on Keith Pollard

Keith Pollard, former Marvel, DC, and Milestone comics artist; illustrator of Iron Man, Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, Silver Surfer, Vigilante, and Green Lantern; and co-creator of the Black Cat, discusses his comic book career in this interview and Q&A session moderated by Mark Waid.

Friday July 21, 2017 11:30am – 12:30pm
Room 8
  1: Programs, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Superheroes
  • Tags Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Superheroes

11:30am

Taking Comics from Web to Print

Cartoonists and special guests Simon Hanselmann (Megahex) and Liz Suburbia(Sacred Heart) discuss their cartooning careers and the best practices for transitioning your stories to a physical format. Hear from award-winning cartoonists about the pros and cons of web versus print, tips for getting work noticed, and where to go after you make the jump. Moderated by editor Eric Reynolds.

Friday July 21, 2017 11:30am – 12:30pm
Room 24ABC
  1: Programs, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Web
  • Tags Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Web

11:30am

Comic-Con How-To: Advanced Digital Inking Technique

Learn how to digitally ink and take all your black-and-white artwork to the next level. Comics artist Brian Haberlin will delve into Photoshop’s and Clip Paint Studio’s treasure trove of features old and new, along with other programs that can not only enhance comic applications but also make possible countless creative pen and ink opportunities rarely seen or even possible before. Haberlin is an American comic book artist, writer, editor, and producer best known as the co-creator of the Witchblade franchise and for his digital art innovations.

Friday July 21, 2017 11:30am – 1:00pm
Room 2
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con How To, Comics, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comic-Con How To, Comics, Seminars & Workshops

11:30am

Comics Arts Conference #6: Comics Auteurs: Kirby and Eisner at 100

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the births of comics masters Jack Kirby and Will Eisner, whose contributions to comic books and graphic novels cannot be overstated. Marc Greenberg (Golden Gate University School of Law) discusses how copyright law partially helped the Jack Kirby and Jerry Siegel estates get a second bite at the apple in renegotiating publishing deals. Kim Munson (From Panels to Frames: Comic Art in Museums) looks at how recent art shows contribute to the constant rediscovery and reevaluation of Eisner and Kirby’s work. Jennifer Willms(University of Koblenz-Landau) delves into the Eisner’s comic compendium of Jewish American history and the immigrant experience.

Friday July 21, 2017 11:30am – 1:00pm
Room 26AB
  1: Programs, Anniversaries, Comics, Comics Arts Conference, Education
  • Tags Anniversaries, Comics, Comics Arts Conference, Education

11:45am

Hey Arnold!: From Hillwood to the Jungle!

Get off your stoop and join Nickelodeon to celebrate the return of Arnold, Gerald, Helga, and all of your favorite Hillwood neighbors! Hosted by Marc Snetiker(Entertainment Weekly), this panel will showcase both the series’ classic voice actors Lane Toran (Arnold), Jamil Walker Smith (Gerald), Francesca Marie Smith (Helga), and Anndi McAfee (Phoebe) and the new generation of talent featured in the highly anticipated special: Mason Vale Cotton (Arnold) and Benjamin ‘Lil P-Nut’ Flores Jr.(Gerald). With a live musical performance by composer Jim Lang and an introduction to never-before-seen footage of the special by show creator Craig Barlett. “Move it, football head!”

Friday July 21, 2017 11:45am – 12:45pm
Room 6A
  1: Programs, Animation, Kids, Television
  • Tags Animation, Kids, Television

12:00pm

Artists Who Write: The Art and Craft of Comics

Whether it’s a murder mystery, a superhero adventure, or a new take on history, creators put a lot of thought into the sequential art that drives stories told in comics. Join some of the industry’s best writer/artists as they discuss turning an idea into a full-fledged story and how they continue to keep their writing fresh. Featuring Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer) and Adam Warren (Empowered).

Friday July 21, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 23ABC
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comics, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comics, Writers & Writing

12:00pm

Black Crown: At the Cross Street of Comics and Chaos

Attention readers who need to be transfixed or transformed: IDW’s Black Crown is a fully functioning curation operation! Get in on the ground floor of the new imprint that’s at the cross street of comics and chaos. Join editor Shelly Bond, IDW CCO Chris Ryall, and creators Tess Fowler (Rat Queens, co-creator/artist of debut title Kid Lobotomy), Tini Howard (The Skeptics, Magdalena), and Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets, The Twilight Children), who can’t wait to share the details of their new Black Crown series.

Friday July 21, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 32AB
  1: Programs, Comics
  • Tags Comics

12:00pm

Building a Geek Brand (and Getting Paid To Do It!)

Do you have a big idea that could change the pop culture world but don’t know what to do next? Feeling stagnant in your brand and want to turn it into a career? Started your business but struggling to take it to the next level? Industry pros will share some of their trade secrets to taking a big idea and turning it into a rewarding professional career that shapes culture. Tony B Kim (Hero Within, Crazy 4 Comic Con) hosts panelists Chris Gore (Gemr, Film Threat, G4), Andre Meadows (Black Nerd Comedy), and Ani-Mia (professional cosplayer).

Friday July 21, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Costuming, Education, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom, Marriott Programs, Web
  • Tags Costuming, Education, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom, Marriott Programs, Web

12:00pm

Career Paths into Game Development

As the business of video games now surpasses the annual revenues of both film and music combined, public interest in finding a career in the game industry has staggeringly increased in recent years. This has spawned a wide variety of educational and vocational options for individuals to pursue game development, 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 (including from HR) about what it takes to launch a game development career and how there are many paths into the industry. Organized by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA).

Friday July 21, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 28DE
  1: Programs, Games, Video Games
  • Tags Games, Video Games

12:00pm

CBLDF: Intellectual Property, Comics, and the Law

Some of comics’ greatest clashes never appeared within the panelsthey were decided by a gavel! CBLDF board member Dale Cendali, an intellectual property icon known for litigating high-profile cases (including in the Supreme Court), walks through the history of comics IP in the courts, examining some of the most important cases creators need to know about to protect themselves and their work in 2017.

Friday July 21, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 11
  1: Programs, CBLDF Events, Comics, Education
  • Tags CBLDF Events, Comics, Education

12:00pm

Handling Challenges: Bans and Challenges to Comics

Comics are uniquely vulnerable to challenges and bans, especially comics for teen audiences. Learn about challenged and banned comics and what you can do if they’re challenged in your school or library, with panelists Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts), Candice Mack (teen services manager, Los Angeles Public Library), Gina Gagliano(marketing and publicity manager, First Second), and David Saylor (VP/creative director/trade publishing/editorial director, Graphix). Moderated by Betsy Gomez(editorial director, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund).

Friday July 21, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
  1: Programs, Comics, Education, Library Programs
  • Tags Comics, Education, Library Programs

12:00pm

I Know That Voice: The Series

John DiMaggio (Futurama), Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad!), Eric Bauza (Ultimate Spider-Man), Frederick Tatasciore (Avengers Assemble), Tara Strong (The Powerpuff Girls), and Jennifer Hale (Guardians of the Galaxy) celebrate the announcement of a new documentary series exploring the world of voice-over acting that pays tribute to the many legends and iconic properties.

Friday July 21, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre
  1: Programs, Animation, Comics, Horton Grand Theatre Programs, Superheroes, Television,Ticketed Events
  • Tags Animation, Comics, Horton Grand Theatre Programs, Superheroes, Television, Ticketed Events

12:00pm

Illustrating Costumes for Screen

Costume Designers Guild illustrators discuss the process of illustrating for some of the most exciting programs on screen and in new media. Alan Villanueva (Teen Titans, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms), Christian Cordella (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Kong: Skull Island), Constantine Sekeris (Thor: Ragnorock, Black Panther), Greg Hopwood (Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Marvel’s Inhumans), Jerad Marantz (Justice League, Avengers: Infinity War), Kelton Cram (Wonder Woman, Power Rangers), and Luca Nemolato (Power Rangers, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) will discuss and answer questions.

Friday July 21, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 9
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Costuming, Movies, Television
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Costuming, Movies, Television

12:00pm

Lucasfilm Publishing: New Star Wars Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away . . .

Get ready, rebels! Bestselling, fan-favorite authors Christian Blauvelt (Star Wars Made Easy), Cullen Bunn (Star Wars: Darth Maul), Christie Golden (Battlefront II: Inferno Squad), Claudia Gray (Leia: Princess of Alderaan), Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Star Wars Jedi Academy: The Force Oversleeps), Cavan Scott (Star Wars Adventures), Beth Revis (Star Wars: Rebel Rising), and Landry Walker (Star Wars Adventures) discuss their latest stories set in a galaxy far, far away. Also featured will be exclusive sneak peeks at upcoming stories, surprise guests, and giveaways exclusive to SDCC. Moderated by Lucasfilm’s Michael Siglain.

Friday July 21, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 7AB
  1: Programs, Books, Comics, Fandom, Movies, Television
  • Tags Books, Comics, Fandom, Movies, Television

12:00pm

Robin Hobb: Beyond the Pages

Robin Hobb (the Fitz and the Fool trilogy) will respond to five previously selected interview questions requested by readers, followed by Q&A time with the audience. Join Robin as her assistant, Office Kat (The Real World: London), moderates this panel.

Friday July 21, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 4
  1: Programs, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Writers & Writing

12:00pm

Space Command: Bold Adventures!

Author Marc Scott Zicree (Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Twilight Zone Companion), Emmy Award-winning VFX geniuses (Star Trek: Voyager, Babylon 5), and a sci-fi superstar cast present the world premiere of the spectacular opening sequence of Space Command: Redemption, the epic adventure webseries that spans 150 years of galactic history! The cast includes Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth), Bill Mumy(Lost in Space, The Twilight Zone), Bob Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager, Total Recall), Mira Furlan (Babylon 5, Lost), Bruce Boxleitner (Tron, Babylon 5), Mike Harney (Orange Is the New Black), Christina Moses (Containment), James Hong (Big Trouble in Little China), Faran Tahir (Star Trek), and worldwide Talent Search winners Ethan McDowell, Bryan McClure, and Sara Maraffino. With music by David Raiklen, plus Q&A and behind-the-scenes video.

Friday July 21, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
  1: Programs, Fandom, Library Programs, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Web
  • Tags Fandom, Library Programs, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Web

12:00pm

Spotlight on Dustin Nguyen

Artist Dustin Nguyen discusses breaking into comics, creating covers, storytelling in comics, illustrating for children, and transitioning from the mainstream roster of titles in Batman for DC Comics to his creator-owned series with Jeff Lemire for Image Comics. He will be joined by long-time writer buddy and managing editor for BOOM! Studios Bryce Carlson (Adventure Time, Regular Show, and author of the Hit series), who will moderate a fun and open Q&A about the day-to-day life of working in comics.

Friday July 21, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 29AB
  1: Programs, Animation, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Television
  • Tags Animation, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Television

12:00pm

What Rebellions Are Built on: Popular Culture, Radical Hope, and Political Engagement

As America faces the drawing up of Death Star plans (or border walls, refugee bans, and faith-based registries), culture and politics have never felt so . . . pop culturian. But stories have always been political and fandom has, too. Today, themes of hope and resistance in stories such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Wonder Woman are serving not just as moral guides but as inspiration for plans of political action. Hear from geeks making activism their superpower as they wield nerd enthusiasms like the Force, hacking popular culture for social justice, civic activism, and participatory politics, including through anti-bullying initiatives, advocacy, and charity. Moderator Jennifer K. Stuller (GeekGirlCon, Ink-Stained Amazon) will talk with Robyn Jordan(Black Girls Create), Suzanne Scott (UT Austin), Josh Siegel (Geeks Out), Fox Smith(Super Heroines, Etc.), Amber Garza (Sequential Rights, Geeks Out), and Maddy VonHoff (ONE Campaign, GeekGirlCon) about how memes, cosplay, and performance challenge stereotypes and raise consciousness around identity politics, rebellions being built on favorite fandoms (and, of course, hope).

Friday July 21, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 25ABC
  1: Programs, Education, Fandom
  • Tags Education, Fandom

12:00pm

Diamond Retailer Lunch

TBA

Friday July 21, 2017 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Room 31AB
  1: Programs, Retailer Programming
  • Tags Retailer Programming

12:15pm

[adult swim]: The Jellies!

Show creators Tyler, The Creator (Loiter Squad) and Lionel Boyce (Loiter Squad), producer Carl Jones (Black Dynamite), and actor Phil LaMarr (Samurai Jack) invite you to preview an exclusive look at their new animated series The Jellies!, premiering this year on Adult Swim. Moderated by Walter Newman, vice president of comedy development at Adult Swim.

Friday July 21, 2017 12:15pm – 1:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  1: Programs, Animation, Hilton Programs, Humor & Satire, Television
  • Tags Animation, Hilton Programs, Humor & Satire, Television

12:15pm

AMC’s The Walking Dead

Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Chandler Riggs, Seth Gilliam, Alanna Masterson, and Khary Payton join executive producer and showrunner Scott M. Gimple, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd,executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead). The panelists will discuss the past season and filming the 100th episode and will share some hints of what’s to come with a sneak peek into season 8, debuting in October on AMC.

Friday July 21, 2017 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Hall H
  1: Programs, Comics, Horror and Suspense, Television
  • Tags Comics, Horror and Suspense, Television

12:30pm

Marvel: Secret Empire

Hail Hydra! Things are heating up as Secret Empire races toward its startling conclusion. Join Mark Waid (Avengers), Humberto Ramos (Champions), and Matthew Rosenberg (Secret Warriors) along with Hydra double agents (and editors extraordinaire) Nick Lowe and Alanna Smith for all the latest news about the blockbuster series!

Friday July 21, 2017 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room 5AB
  1: Programs, Comics, Superheroes
  • Tags Comics, Superheroes

12:30pm

Netflix’s Buddy Thunderstruck

Netflix, American Greetings (Care Bears), and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Robot Chicken) joined forces to bring you the outrageous, high-octane adventures of Buddy Thunderstruck. Come hear Ryan Wiesbrock (show creator), Eric Towner (director and executive producer), John Harvatine IV (director and executive producer), and Tom Krajewski (writer and story editor) talk with other cast and crew about the stop-motion animated series and a new interactive adventure that lets the viewer decide where to take it next. Expect a special celebrity guest appearance!

Friday July 21, 2017 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room 24ABC
  1: Programs, Humor & Satire, Television
  • Tags Humor & Satire, Television

12:30pm

Stan Lee and Friends: A Celebrity Tribute to the Comics Legend

Hot off immortalizing his hand and footprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, 95-year-old comics legend Stan Lee heads to San Diego Comic-Con for an intimate Q&A with Felicia Day, Mythbuster Adam Savage, and Stan’s longtime manager Max Anderson. Hear little-known anecdotes about Stan’s life, career, and hilarious encounters with fans and celebrities. The panel will also premiere footage from Icons: Face to Face, a cutting-edge VR project featuring Stan and Kevin Smith, coming soon from Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned media company.

Friday July 21, 2017 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room 6DE
  1: Programs, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Movies, Superheroes
  • Tags Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Movies, Superheroes

12:30pm

The 100

More than six years have passed since Praimfaya ravaged the planet and killed most of the human race. As Clarke waits to hear from the group on the Ark or in the bunker, a new mystery drops from the sky. Who is in the arriving ship, and are they friends or enemies? One thing is certain: Clarke is now the Grounder! Be among the first to find out what’s in store for season 5. Join in for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The 100 returns midseason with all-new episodes on The CW. The 100: The Complete Fourth Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on July 18.

Friday July 21, 2017 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Ballroom 20
  1: Programs, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
  • Tags Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television

12:30pm

Will Eisner: Mentor, Partner, Friend

Comic-Con special guest Denis Kitchen looks back on his 35-year relationship with Will Eisner, from the unlikely friendship that formed between a scruffy underground comix publisher and a buttoned-down businessman to the creative and publishing partnership that brought The Spirit to a new generation and helped give birth to the graphic novel.

Friday July 21, 2017 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room 8
  1: Programs, Anniversaries, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics,Tributes
  • Tags Anniversaries, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Tributes

12:45pm

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary

Shoryuken! Celebrate 30 years of Street Fighter by taking a look at the past, present, and future of Capcom’s beloved fighting game series. Hear behind-the-scenes stories from key team members and expect some fun and gamesand maybe even a surprise visit from executive producer Yoshinori Ono, too!

Friday July 21, 2017 12:45pm – 1:45pm
Room 6BCF
  1: Programs, Anniversaries, Video Games
  • Tags Anniversaries, Video Games

1:00pm

Behind the Music: Fantasy, Fiction, and Fandom

Fantasy Fanatic or Composer Connoisseur? Come join CW3PR and Impact24 PR to hear about what makes your favorite fiction stories so FANTASTIC. Some of the top composers around will give insight on how they contribute to many of the most popular fantasy/fiction titles in the TV and film worlds. This will be a can’t-miss, colorful, fascinating journey into the minds of the industry’s most imaginative! Panelists include Jeff Russo (composer, Legion, Fargo), Sean Callery (composer, Jessica Jones, Homeland, 24), Mac Quayle (composer, Mr. Robot, American Horror Story, Feud), Kris Bowers (composer, Dear White People), Siddhartha Khosla (composer, This Is Us, The Runaways), and Blake Neely (composer, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale) with celebrity moderators Rachel Keller (Legion, Fargo) and Jeremie Harris (Legion, The Get Down).

Friday July 21, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 29AB
  1: Programs, Movies, Music, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
  • Tags Movies, Music, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television

1:00pm

CBLDF: The Trials of Underground Comix!

Underground comix revolutionized the format by shedding the restrictions of the Comics Code and exploring new ground in what comics could say and do. Authorities were less than impressed, and a generation of prosecutions arose from Berkeley to New York City and everywhere in between. Join Ron Turner, publisher of Last Gasp; Joyce Farmer, iconic underground cartoonist and editor; and Mary Fleener,alternative cartoonist and minicomics pioneer, for a freewheeling discussion with CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein on the trials of underground comix.

Friday July 21, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 11
  1: Programs, Cartooning and Comic Strips, CBLDF Events, Comics, Education
  • Tags Cartooning and Comic Strips, CBLDF Events, Comics, Education

1:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #7: It Came from the Pulps! The Weird, Lurid Origins of the Comic Book

For 50 years before the birth of the modern comic book, pulp magazines were the predominant source of popular fiction in America. Many of the creators, and readers, of the pulps helped to nurture the nascent comic industry, and their influence and legacy can still be felt to this day. Author Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (The Texas-Siberia Trail, granddaughter of DC Comics’s founder Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson), Jason Ray Carney (Christopher Newport University), Bram Stoker Award-nominated comic and pulp scholar Jeffrey Shanks (The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales), Patrick Scott Belk(Empires of Print: Adventure Fiction in the Magazines, 1899-1919), and Eisner-nominated comics and pulp historian Nathan Vernon Madison (Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920-1960) discuss the connections between pulp magazines and early comic books, as well as the relatively recent growth in academic study dedicated to exploring those connections.

Friday July 21, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 26AB
  1: Programs, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Comics, Comics Arts Conference, Education
  • Tags Cartooning and Comic Strips, Comics, Comics Arts Conference, Education

1:00pm

Condemned To Repeat?

Everyone’s heard the George Santayana quote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” But what can comics help us to remember? As it turns out, quite a lot. Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) delves into the past with Comic-Con special guests Box Brown (Tetris), Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales), Sarah Glidden (Rolling Blackouts), John Holmstrom (The Best of Punk Magazine), Lewis Trondheim (Poppies of Iraq), and Brigitte Findakly (Poppies of Iraq).

Friday July 21, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 25ABC
  1: Programs, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Fandom
  • Tags Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Fandom

1:00pm

Dare To Be Dynamite: Creative Vision

Dynamite Entertainment is home to the most exciting and unique titles, written and illustrated by diverse creatives from both within and outside of the comics industry. Gold-certified and Juno Award-winning electro-pop singer Lights will join other top-tier talent from the New Jersey-based publisher for a lively discussion on bringing their unique perspectives to the printed page. The panel will be moderated by longtime journalist Ryan J. Downey, who has contributed to MTV News, Billboard, MSNBC, and The Hollywood Reporter and hosts the PopCurse podcast.

Friday July 21, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 4
  1: Programs, Comics, Music
  • Tags Comics, Music

1:00pm

Diversity in Comics: India’s Superheroes on the Rise!

Graphic India co-founder and creator Sharad Devarajan (Chakra: The Invincible, Shadow Tiger, Astra Force) presents an engaging session about globalization, East meets West, the new diversity and culture in comics, and the birth of Indian superheroes. Graphic India will also discuss their new projects, including the animated series Baahubali: The Lost Legends on Amazon Prime Video and the new comic series with Grant Morrison Avatarex: Destroyer of Darkness.

Friday July 21, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 32AB
  1: Programs, Comics, Education, Superheroes
  • Tags Comics, Education, Superheroes

1:00pm

Drawing the Sword: Gabriel Rodríguez

Locke & Key artist/co-creator Gabriel Rodríguez is launching his first-ever fully creator-owned, written, and drawn series, Sword of Ages, this fall. Hear all about the new series, future Locke & Key plans in print and TV, Gabriel’s decade-plus at IDW, and a special announcement or two. All that and a free Sword of Ages preview comic for all in attendance! Moderated by IDW CCO Chris Ryall.

Friday July 21, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 23ABC
  1: Programs, Books, Comics, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Comics, Writers & Writing

1:00pm

Hasbro: Star Wars

Members of the Hasbro team discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure offerings. Word on the HoloNet is that there may also be a few surprises, including a special product reveal!

Friday July 21, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 7AB
  1: Programs, Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles
  • Tags Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles

1:00pm

Hollywood Location Scouts

They found Tatooine in Tunisia, Vulcan in Utah, Middle-earth in New Zealand, and King’s Landing in Croatia. Working alongside directors and production designers, location scouts are the visual artists who bring forth every place that you see on the screen. Six location scouts will discuss the creative and logistical aspects of their jobs, relate some exciting anecdotes, and answer audience questions. Moderator Scott Trimble (The Mummy, Justice League) joins Location Managers Guild International panelists Kokayi Ampah (Million Dollar Baby, The Shawshank Redemption), Robert Foulkes (La La Land, Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Shani Orona (Logan, Sicario), Laura Sode-Matteson (Jurassic World 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), and Tommy Woodard (Westworld, Terminator Genisys).

Friday July 21, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 9
  1: Programs, Movies, Television
  • Tags Movies, Television

1:00pm

Let’s Get Fashionably Nerdy!

Incorporate your love of your fandom into everyday fashion. Brand designers and fashion bloggers discuss their lines and how to dress fashionably while expressing yourself and the things you love. With Camille Falciola (Her Universe Fashion Show), Jordan Ellis (Jordanden NYC), Meli Lovio Sanchez (Melificant, Geek Girl Gang), Tony B Kim (Hero Within), Jaimie Cordero (Espionage Cosmetics), Tiffany Mink (Whosits & Whatsits), and Michael Pao (Suit Up! Geek Out!), moderated by Stephanie Pressman (Fashionably Nerdy).

Friday July 21, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Costuming, Fan Culture Programs, Marriott Programs
  • Tags Costuming, Fan Culture Programs, Marriott Programs

1:00pm

Read Like a Girl: Middle-Grade Fiction for Girls (and Boys)

The authors behind some of your favorite middle-grade graphic fiction discuss creating stories with strong, positive female characters and the importance of overcoming the lingering perception that comics are only for boys. Featuring Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), Shannon Hale (Real Friends), Jenni Holm (Babymouse series), Molly Ostertag (The Witch Boy), and Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts). Moderated by Brigid Alverson (writer and reviewer, Good Comics for Kids).

Friday July 21, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
  1: Programs, Books, Comics, Education, Library Programs
  • Tags Books, Comics, Education, Library Programs

1:00pm

Spotlight on Marguerite Bennett

Do you like sassy broads in good dresses mouthing off about storytelling? If your answer is, “What a weird panel description,” then come see Ryan North interview Marguerite Bennett (DC Comics: Bombshells, Batwoman, Josie and the Pussycats, A-Force, Animosity) on comics, craft, work ethic, process, representation, feminist wrath, queer culture, comedy, kissing, storytelling, and more!

Friday July 21, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 28DE
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics

1:00pm

Tabletop Down

“Top-down” game designs are based on properties and brands that already exist in pop culture. You don’t have to dream up the characters, art style, or the setting, but you do have to give the fans, and the licensors, what they want. This panel will discuss the ins and outs of designing and developing such games with perspectives from gaming luminaries such as John Nee (Cryptozoic Entertainment, WildStorm), Matt Hyra (designer of Rick and Morty and DC Comics games), and some surprise guests. The panel will end with Shark Tank style pitches from you, the audience. So bring your prototypes and try to sell your games!

Friday July 21, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Games, Marriott Programs
  • Tags Games, Marriott Programs

1:00pm

Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Executive producer Ciro Nieli dives into the thrilling story arcs and shares sneak peeks from Nickelodeon’s upcoming season 5 of TMNT. Ciro will be joined by legendary creators and collaborators Kevin Eastman and Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo) as well as the talented voice cast from the series. Sean Astin (Raphael), Rob Paulsen(Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Mae Whitman (April O’Neil), and Eric Bauza(TigerClaw) will be on hand to share their stories with moderator Andre Meadows(Black Nerd Comedy).

Friday July 21, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 6A
  1: Programs, Animation, Comics, Superheroes, Television
  • Tags Animation, Comics, Superheroes, Television

1:00pm

What Do They Look Like: Character Design 101

You’ve got your cool hero/villain/alien/animal sidekick all written and created. But . . . what do they look like? Lucas Turnbloom (Dream Jumper), Lora Innes (The Dreamer, Wynonna Earp), Jeff Ranjo (Frozen, Moana), John Sanford (The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show), and Joe Moshier (The Croods, The Emperor’s New Groove) will share how they create the actual characters you see on the screen or on the page. They will show examples of their own work from graphic novels, comics, and films like Moana and Frozen. Live drawing will be involved! Hosted by Tom Racine (Tall Tale Radio).

Friday July 21, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 2
  1: Programs, Animation, Art and Illustration, Comics, Movies, Television
  • Tags Animation, Art and Illustration, Comics, Movies, Television

1:00pm

CANCELLED – The Hillywood Show Q&A Panel

CANCELLED: Fri, Jul 07, 04:56PM
We regret to announce that this program has been cancelled.

Friday July 21, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
  1: Programs, Humor & Satire, Library Programs, Television, Web
  • Tags Humor & Satire, Library Programs, Television, Web

1:00pm

Selling The Hit—What You Always Wanted To Know About the Stunt Industry

Stuntmen/women Esteban Cueto , James Gerardi, Brian Danner, Bryan McGowan, Patricia Tallman, Jessie Graff, and others discuss their experiences and offer advice in getting into and navigating the stunt industry in movies and TV, as well as how the industry has changed and is changing. Moderated by Eric Cajiuat.

Friday July 21, 2017 1:00pm – 2:05pm
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies, Seminars and Workshops,Writing |   4: CCI-IFF, CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies, Seminars and Workshops, Writing
  • Tags CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies, Seminars and Workshops, Writing

1:15pm

[adult swim]: Rick and Morty

Executive producers and co-creators Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland(Adventure Time), writer/producer Ryan Ridley (Community), and voice talent Sarah Chalke (Scrubs) and Chris Parnell (Archer), invite fans to an inside look at the highly anticipated third season of Rick and Morty, premiering this summer on Adult Swim. Moderated by Brian “Q” Quinn (Impractical Jokers).

Friday July 21, 2017 1:15pm – 2:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  1: Programs, Animation, Hilton Programs, Humor & Satire, Television
  • Tags Animation, Hilton Programs, Humor & Satire, Television

1:30pm

Bungie’s Destiny

Bungie—the creators of Halo and Destiny present an inside look at how game design, writing, acting, and cinematics all work in concert to tell the story of what happens when superheroes lose their powers and their home in Destiny 2. Panelists include Luke Smith (game director), Matt Ward (cinematic lead), Guillaume Colomb(narrative design lead), Gavin Irby (design lead), and Jason Harris (senior narrative lead). This panel is brought to you by Mattel and moderated by IGN.

Friday July 21, 2017 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Room 5AB
  1: Programs, Video Games, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Video Games, Writers & Writing

1:30pm

Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A Session

Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, HBO’s Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series Game of Thrones began its seventh season on July 16. The series, executive produced and written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, is an epic story of treachery and nobility set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years. Cast panelists include (in alphabetical order) Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei, Conleth Hill as Varys, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, and Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark. The panel will be moderated by a special Westerosian guest.

Friday July 21, 2017 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Hall H
  1: Programs, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
  • Tags Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television

1:30pm

Jack Kirby: Friends and Family

If Jack Kirby were as immortal as his work, he’d be 100 years old next month . . . and he’s still here in spirit and impact. Today a group of his family members and closest friends will talk about the man they knew, the man whose genius revolutionized the comic book industry again and again, and they’ll even tell you what he liked on his pizza. Your moderator is former Kirby assistant Mark Evanier (author, Kirby: King of Comics).

Friday July 21, 2017 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Room 8
  1: Programs, Anniversaries, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics,Tributes
  • Tags Anniversaries, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Tributes

1:30pm

Mechanized Magic: 55 Years of Theme Park Animatronics

Bill Butler (creative director, Garner Holt Productions, Inc.) leads a discussion with Disney legend Bob Gurr and Garner Holt (founder and president, Garner Holt Productions, Inc. and the world’s leading animatronics authority) on the history and development of mechanical figures for theme parks from Disneyland to Efteling.

Friday July 21, 2017 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Room 24ABC
  1: Programs, Animation, Education
  • Tags Animation, Education

1:30pm

The Female Voices of Film Twitter

Coming off of a TEDx Talk where she discussed the future of women in film, Fandango correspondent Alicia Malone is taking to the Horton Grand stage to celebrate the launch of her new book, Backwards and in Heels. Joining Malone will be some of today’s best and brightest female film journalists to provide advice for both aspiring journalists and filmmakers seeking to break into this industry. They will also discuss how to empower more women to tell their stories and the importance of the female voice in film coverage and social media. Panelists include Jacqueline Coley (Black Girl Nerds), Aisha Harris (Slate), Rachel Heine (Nerdist), Amy Nicholson (MTV, The Canon Podcast), Jen Yamato (LA Times), and others.

Friday July 21, 2017 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre
  1: Programs, Horton Grand Theatre Programs, Movies, Ticketed Events
  • Tags Horton Grand Theatre Programs, Movies, Ticketed Events

1:45pm

Brave New Warriors

A laugh-filled discussion among several of today’s male heroes including David Harbour (Stranger Things), Christopher Meloni (Happy!), Colin O’Donoghue (Once Upon a Time), Richard Rankin (Outlander), Rodrigo Santoro (Westworld), and Ricky Whittle (American Gods) who will discuss the thrill of playing popular TV characters, their sometimes awkward encounters with fans, and highs (and lows!) of a career in Hollywood.

Friday July 21, 2017 1:45pm – 2:30pm
Ballroom 20
  1: Programs, Television
  • Tags Television

1:45pm

DC’s DARK NIGHTS: METAL and Dark Matter

The team behind Dark Nights: Metal, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, are here to talk about DC’s hottest event! They are joined by Dark Matter contributors Steve Orlando, Philip Tan, James Tynion IV, Robert Venditti, and others in this revealing session.

Friday July 21, 2017 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Room 6DE
  1: Programs, Comics, Superheroes
  • Tags Comics, Superheroes

2:00pm

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Fighting Game Panel

Another year of the annual SDCC Fighting Game Panel! Topics covered may include Tekken 7 DLC character updates, merchandising and licensing announcements, and sneak peeks of new games in the works.

Friday July 21, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 25ABC
  1: Programs, Video Games
  • Tags Video Games

2:00pm

Bisexuality and Beyond: Deadpool Made Us Do It (Again and Again and . . . )

Definitions of gender and sexuality are becoming more and more open in popular media as comics, film, and television creators are telling stories with bisexual characters and affirming role models who are not limited to one definition. Join Prism Comics with moderator Faith Cheltenham (BiNet USA) for a spirited discussion of the present and future of sexuality in media with the real-life bisexual creators who draw, write, and perform these roles: Tara Madison Avery (Gooch, Anything That Loves), R. J. Aguiar (YouTube’s TheNotAdam, NotAdamAndSteve.com), Lynnette McFadzen (BiNet USA), and Eliot Sutler, Esq. (BiWoCC). Last year, BleedingCool.com called this panel “One Of The Most Amazing Moments Of Affirmation At San Diego Comic-Con.”

Friday July 21, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 28DE
  1: Programs, Comics, Fandom
  • Tags Comics, Fandom

2:00pm

Causeplay: It’s So Much Bigger

Mark Chu-Lin (Avengers Initiative club president and project analyst), Keith Zen(costumer and IT professional), Abby Dark Star (cosplay and social media marketing), Nicole Hadley (Child Life specialist, UC Irvine Health), and Natalie Chicas (volunteer coordinator, Shriners Hospital for Children) chat about how costumers volunteer for their communities through their hobby and the service organizations that receive help. Hear what they have done, find out how to become involved with such charitable efforts, and learn how to get involved in events like pediatric visits and fundraisers. By employing talents one already has and sharing them, ordinary people can help others brighten their day.

Friday July 21, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Costuming, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom, Marriott Programs
  • Tags Costuming, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom, Marriott Programs

2:00pm

Film Threat Podcast LIVE!

Prepare for a raucous discussion about the latest and greatest independent films you’ve never heard of, plus a debate on upcoming blockbusters for 2017. Also experience a special rapid-fire edition of DVD-Duesday on the 5th anniversary of Attack of the Show! going off the air. (Yes, it’s been five years.) Join Film Threat editor Chris Gore (G4TV) along with Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse), comedian Tommy Bechtold (The Middle), Charles de Lauzirika (Twin Peaks, Blade Runner), and Anthony Ray Bench (Film Threat) and a surprise mystery guest for a lively chat about movies that inform as well as entertain.

Friday July 21, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
  1: Programs, Library Programs, Movies, Television, Web
  • Tags Library Programs, Movies, Television, Web

2:00pm

Five Worlds: Mark Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Boya Sun, and Matt Rockefeller Unite

Series creator Mark Siegel and illustrators Xanthe Bouma, Boya Sun, and Matt Rockefeller discuss their collaboration on the newly launched graphic novel series Five Worlds. The lushly illustrated middle-grade series tells the sci-fi/fantasy adventure of a defiant young girl and the five worlds facing extinction unless five ancient and mysterious beacons are lit.

Friday July 21, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 29AB
  1: Programs, Action/Adventure, Art and Illustration, Comics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Action/Adventure, Art and Illustration, Comics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing

2:00pm

Hollywood’s Illustrators: Craft, Pop-Culture, and Careers

Before a set is built and the cameras roll, there is something called pre-visualizationconcept art, storyboards, and much more created by the motion picture illustrators. In-demand artists of the industry open up about their worlds and answer your questions: Monty Granito (Captain America: Civil War, TMNT: Out of the Shadows), Tani Kunitake (Passengers, Jupiter Ascending), Andy Park (Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, Captain America: Civil War), Jane Wu (The Mummy, Star Trek Beyond), and moderator Tim Burgard (Independence Day: Resurgence, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse).

Friday July 21, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 9
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Movies, Television
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Movies, Television

2:00pm

International Association of Media Tie-In Writers: Scribe Awards

Jonathan Maberry (X-Files) hosts this year’s Scribe Awards for excellence in tie-in writing, including honoring this year’s Grandmaster Award Faust winner, Christie Golden (Star Wars: Dark Disciple). Join panelists Michael A. Black (The Executioner), Glenn Hauman (the Star Trek franchise), Nancy Holder (Ghostbusters), and Marv Wolfman (Suicide Squad) for a lively look at one of the most popular yet underappreciated branches of the writing trade.

Friday July 21, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 32AB
  1: Programs, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Writers & Writing

2:00pm

Learn to Draw Expressive Poses for Dynamic Illustration and Sequential Storytelling

Ron Lemen (illustrator, storyboard/sequential artist, concept artist, educator) demonstrates and lectures on methods and techniques for designing and rendering expressive poses quickly, efficiently, and at any camera angle and/or lens distortion. The lecture will also cover in brief how to light a scene and when to focus on details and when to leave them out to set stronger mood or tone for the image.

Friday July 21, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 11
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con How To
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comic-Con How To

2:00pm

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Delve into the depths of Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed open-world action adventure Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, as Talion and Celebrimbor go behind enemy lines to forge an army and turn all of Mordor against the Dark Lord, Sauron. Middle-earth: Shadow of War offers a richer, more personal and expansive world full of epic heroes and villains, iconic locations, original enemy types, even more personalities, and a new cast of characters with untold stories, brought to life through the expansion of the award-winning Nemesis System. See and hear new details about the game from panelists Michael de Plater (vice president, creative, Monolith Productions; Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor), Troy Baker (actor, Middle-earth: Shadow of War performance capture director; Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor), along with actors Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, Silicon Valley), Pollyanna McIntosh (The Walking Dead), Laura Bailey (Injustice 2, Critical Role), moderator Matt Mercer (Critical Role), and some surprise guests. Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be released October 10.

Friday July 21, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 6BCF
  1: Programs, Video Games
  • Tags Video Games

2:00pm

Nonfiction and Memoir in Graphic Novels

Combining text and image can make difficult or abstract subject matter more appealing, winning over even the most reluctant reader. Learn how nonfiction graphic novels and graphic memoirs can be used to supplement lessons in STEM and history and bring awareness to underheard and marginalized perspectives in the classroom. Panelists include Box Brown (Tetris: The Games People Play), Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), Tillie Walden (Spinning), and Alison Wilgus(Science Comics: Flying Machines).

Friday July 21, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
  1: Programs, Books, Comics, Education, Library Programs
  • Tags Books, Comics, Education, Library Programs

2:00pm

Save the Bees with Art

Camilla d’Errico (Pop Manga) and Debra Tomaszewski (founder of Planet Bee) and Holbein Artist Materials offer a fun color-along discussion on eco-friendly ways to create art and protect the environment. Coloring pages and door prizes provided. Moderated by Jesse R. Yu (J*RYU) (Kidrobot guest curator).

Friday July 21, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 2
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con How To
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comic-Con How To

2:00pm

Spotlight on Gemma Correll

Cartoonist Gemma Correll (The Worrier’s Guide to Life) answers your questions about where ideas come from, how to get out of a creative rut, and making funny comics about mental illness, menstruation, and pugs.

Friday July 21, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 4
  1: Programs, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances,Comics, Humor & Satire
  • Tags Cartooning and Comic Strips, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Humor & Satire

2:00pm

The Genius of Animation: Cartoon Legends and Game Changers Speak

Experimentation, inspiration, fearlessness, and a little genius has led to this moment in the history of animation. This panel features influential figures and talented artists who have played or continue to play important roles in that history as they share their wisdom, experience, artistic influences, and memories of their famous mentors. Scheduled to appear: Dale Baer (Annie Award-winning artist for Yzma from The Emperor’s New Groove), Floyd Norman (Disney Legend, troublemaker, Floyderer), Tom Sito (June Foray Award-winner, animation director, professor, author), Randy Haycock (Aladdin, The Lion King, Moana), Ricardo Delgado (The Incredibles, How to Train Your Dragon, Men in Black), Mike Royer (Inkpot Award-winner, comic book legend, Disney artist), Victoria Ying (Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen, Moana), and Mindy Johnson (film historian, author of the upcoming Ink & Paint: The Women of Disney Animation), moderated by Leslie Combemale (Cinema Siren, ASIFA-Hollywood).

Friday July 21, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 23ABC
  1: Programs, Animation, Education, Movies, Television
  • Tags Animation, Education, Movies, Television

2:00pm

The Science of Star Wars

Ever wondered if lightsabers could one day be a reality? Curious about which Star Wars droid NASA would take into space? Expert panelists Kim Steadman (engineer, NASA-JPL), Kieran Dickson (editor, CometTV.com, MGM Studios), Fon Davis (Star Wars production designer), Travis Langley (editor, Star Wars Psychology), Steve Huff(fight choreographer and weapons expert), Eliot Sirota (VFX expert), and host Jenna Busch (creator, Legion of Leia) act as your Bor Gullet into the mind of Star Wars creators and break down the science behind a galaxy far, far away. Q&As, surprises, and giveaways will follow.

Friday July 21, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 7AB
  1: Programs, Education, Movies
  • Tags Education, Movies

2:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #8: Voices and Visions of Native American Superheroes

Native American heroes’ comic book adventures often explore identity and culture. Kerry Fine (Arizona State University) shows how Arigon Starr’s reservation hero Hubert Logan, a.k.a. Super Indian, fills a representational gap for the non-native audience while taking up distinctly Native issues in the ongoing fight against injustice. Rebecca Lush (California State University San Marcos) makes the case that Jeffery Veregge’s art in Marvel’s recent Red Wolf provides a Native inter-text that contrasts with naturalistic narrative panels for commentary on the storyline and characters. Sara Spurgeon (Texas Tech University) argues that Maya Lopez’s vision quest in David Mack’s Daredevil: Echo Vision Quest is twofold: both a spiritual journey she takes as a Native American guided by the shaman she meets on the reservation and a quest for a visual form of language with which she can communicate as a deaf person in a hearing world, while still maintaining her identity as a Native American in a white world.

Friday July 21, 2017 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Room 26AB
  1: Programs, Comics, Comics Arts Conference, Education, Superheroes
  • Tags Comics, Comics Arts Conference, Education, Superheroes

2:00pm

Friday Playback Room Block #2

The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, AMC’s The Walking Dead,and The 100. (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.)

Friday July 21, 2017 2:00pm – 4:40pm
Marriott Marina Ballroom DE, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Horror and Suspense, Marriott Playback Room, Marriott Programs, Television
  • Tags Horror and Suspense, Marriott Playback Room, Marriott Programs, Television

2:15pm

[adult swim]: Robot Chicken

Walkers and bawk-bawkers collide this year when the RC crew arrives with an exclusive sneak preview of the upcoming season including the Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking ! Co-creator/executive producer Matthew Senreich,executive producer/co-head writer Tom Root, executive producer/co-head writer Doug Goldstein, actor/writer Breckin Meyer (Franklin & Bash), writer/director Tom Sheppard, creator/writer/executive producer Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), and showrunner Scott M. Gimple (The Walking Dead) will be on hand for the fun, and who knows which surprise guests might “walker” onstage? Perhaps a guest who can write better puns than that. Moderated by Keith Crofford, senior vice president of production for Adult Swim.

Friday July 21, 2017 2:15pm – 3:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  1: Programs, Animation, Hilton Programs, Humor & Satire, Television
  • Tags Animation, Hilton Programs, Humor & Satire, Television

2:15pm

Disney XD’s Star vs. the Forces of Evil and Milo Murphy’s Law

It’s gonna get a little weird, a little wild, and a little accident-prone as the creators and stars of Disney XD’s Star vs. the Forces of Evil and Milo Murphy’s Law team up to give you the latest exciting news about their shows, answer questions, and share clips exclusive to Comic-Con! Join Star creator Daron Nefcy, Eden Sher (Star), Adam McArthur (Marco), Milo creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, and “Weird Al” Yankovic (Milo) for a double dose of Disney XD Animation.

Friday July 21, 2017 2:15pm – 3:15pm
Room 6A
  1: Programs, Animation, Kids, Television
  • Tags Animation, Kids, Television

2:30pm

So You Want To Edit Comics?

You may know what writers and artist do, but do you know what it takes to edit comics? ComiXology Facebook Live crew Matt Kolowski and Tia Vasiliou host a panel including freelance editor Will Dennis (Scalped), Valiant editor-in-chief Warren Simons, BOOM! Studios editor Dafna Pleban (Mighy Morphin Power Rangers), IDW editor Joe Hughes, and DC Comics editor Molly Mahan (Doom Patrol) for a peek behind the curtain of comics creation.

Friday July 21, 2017 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Room 8
  1: Programs, Comics, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Comics, Writers & Writing

2:30pm

Spotlight on Glenn McCoy

The most-awarded cartoonist in the history of the National Cartoonists Society, Glenn McCoy (animation artist, children’s book author, and creator of syndicated features The Duplex and The Flying McCoys) will discuss his daring exploits as a comic strip artist, writer, director, and story artist for a variety of TV and film projects, including Despicable Me, The Lorax, The Secret Life of Pets, and the Minions movie. He will take you step by step through the process of storyboarding scenes for movies and discuss his theatrically released short, Mower Minions, taking you from conception to the big screen.

Friday July 21, 2017 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Room 24ABC
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics

2:30pm

The Geek & Sundry Panel with Felicia Day

Gather your party! Felicia Day (founder of Geek & Sundry, MST3K), Marisha Ray(Critical Role), Hector Navarro (Mothership, Shield of Tomorrow), Ivan Van Norman(Sagas of Sundry), Erika Ishii (Game Engine), Amy Dallen (The Wednesday Club), Eric Campbell (Shield of Tomorrow), and Sean Becker (The Guild, head of video at Geek & Sundry) discuss what it takes to make that broadcast magic happen and what the future of their programming may hold. 5AB

Friday July 21, 2017 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Room 5AB
  1: Programs, Fandom, Television, Web
  • Tags Fandom, Television, Web

2:45pm

SYFY Panel

TBA

Friday July 21, 2017 2:45pm – 3:30pm
Ballroom 20
  1: Programs, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
  • Tags Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television

2:45pm

Twin Peaks: A Damn Good Panel

Hear from the cast and creators of one of the most influential TV series of all time. Many of the amazing series being made today owe a debt to a small town in the Pacific Northwest called “Twin Peaks.” To quote Entertainment Weekly, “Before there was Peak TV, there was Peaks TV.” And now, 25 years later, the story continues in the new SHOWTIME limited event series starring Kyle MacLachlan as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper, who returns along with original cast members in their unforgettable roles. Watch Twin Peaks Sundays at 9/8c only on SHOWTIME.

Friday July 21, 2017 2:45pm – 3:45pm
Hall H
  1: Programs, Horror and Suspense, Mysteries & Crime Dramas, Television
  • Tags Horror and Suspense, Mysteries & Crime Dramas, Television

3:00pm

Building the Studio of Tomorrow

You have a good idea. No, a great idea. Brilliant, even! Now what? How do you turn your big idea into a reality? The team at Einhorn’s Epic Productions, a new IP development studio, invite you to a lively discussion about how they turned their vision into a fully funded company in less than a year. If you’re contemplating making a leap—whether it’s creating your own content, building your own business, or stepping in front of the camera—find inspiration from people who already took the plunge. Panelists include CEO Heather Einhorn (Legendary, DC), CCO Adam Staffaroni (DC, BOOM!, Lion Forge), brand strategist Aroop Sanakkayala, Karey Kirkpatrick (Chicken Run, Something Rotten!), Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani,a.k.a. Art & Franco (Aw Yeah!, Tiny Titans), and moderator Adam Robinson (co-founder, The Princeton Review, 2U).

Friday July 21, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre
  1: Programs, Fandom, Horton Grand Theatre Programs, Ticketed Events
  • Tags Fandom, Horton Grand Theatre Programs, Ticketed Events

3:00pm

Comics as a Force for Social Change

Panelists discuss the importance of comics in today’s turbulent political landscape and how comics authors and illustrators can foster social change both by creating work that gives underrepresented communities a voice and bring new diverse talent into the spotlight as well as by using their influence to shake up the culture and norms of the literary world. Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), John Jennings and Damian Duffy (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation), Rachel Ignotofsky (Women in Science), Kate Schatz (Rad Women Worldwide), and Miriam Klein Stahl (Rad Women Worldwide) share their ideals with Dr. Travis Langley (Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth).

Friday July 21, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 29AB
  1: Programs, Comics, Education, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Tags Comics, Education, Science Fiction & Fantasy

3:00pm

Comics on Comics: Live!

This panel brings together podcast hosts to talk about the big topics this geek season: Wonder Woman and the diversity initiatives in comics. Vito Lapiccola and Tim Powers host Dani Fernandez (Krillin It), Atif S. Myers (Dateless Losers), and Sabine-Lissette Ibarra (Legion of Leia) in what is promised to be an awesome time!

Friday July 21, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
  1: Programs, Comics, Library Programs, Podcasts
  • Tags Comics, Library Programs, Podcasts

3:00pm

Dave Gibbons in Conversation

Dave Gibbons is as close to comics royalty as it’s possible to get. Celebrate the impending launch of the Rogue Trooper Redux video game by hearing Dave’s story in his own words—from his hugely influential work on Watchmen to becoming Britain’s first comics laureate to rebooting his own creation, and what the future could hold for the blue-skinned G.I.!

Friday July 21, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 4
  1: Programs, Comics
  • Tags Comics

3:00pm

Judges on Star Wars

Is the dark side an addiction or a choice for Kylo Ren? What are the civil rights of droids? Did interrogating Bodhi Rook with the Bor Gullet violate Rook’s civil rights? Join California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Judge John B. Owens of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal Magistrate Judge Mitch Dembin,Federal Magistrate Judge Stacie Beckerman, CA Judge Carol Najera, and former Federal Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal (now deputy general counsel of litigation at Facebook) to hear their legal analysis, and love, of Star Wars. Moderated by Joshua Gilliland, Esq. and Jessica Mederson, Esq. of The Legal Geeks.

Friday July 21, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 7AB
  1: Programs, Education, Fandom, Movies
  • Tags Education, Fandom, Movies

3:00pm

Maker of Worlds: The Art (and Writing) of World Building

The often talked about but rarely understood art of world building is unraveled in this panel. World building requires different skills than scripting and illustration; the world itself becomes a character and needs to be mapped out in ways that create clear structure and flexibility. Comics, prose, and video game writer Andy Schmidt(Comics Experience, Marvel) and comics artist and designer Reilly Brown (Marvel, Dark Horse) offer a presentation of a world built just for this panel and all the behind-the-scenes info they can pack into an hour.

Friday July 21, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 11
  1: Programs, Books, Comics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Comics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing

3:00pm

Mariah McCourt and Amy Chu on Charmz, the New Graphic Novel Line for Tween Girls

This May, Papercutz, one of the leading publishers of all-ages graphic novels, launched Charmz, a new imprint dedicated to stories for and about teen girls, headed by Mariah McCourt. From supernatural mystery to historical adventure to the everyday drama that is high school life, the Charmz line is designed to offer something for every tween girl. Charmz is for girls who have discovered graphic novels and want more and for girls who’ve wanted to give graphic novels a try but never found content or stories that interested them. McCourt (writer of Stitched) is joined by Amy Chu (writer of Ana and the Cosmic Race, DC’s Poison Ivy series) and Papercutz editors Jim Salicrup and Jeff Whitman to discuss what’s next in the exciting world of graphic novels for tween girls.

Friday July 21, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 23ABC
  1: Programs, Comics
  • Tags Comics

3:00pm

Pop Culture Shark Tank

Who will be the next breakout pop culture entrepreneur? Come hear startups make their best 90-second pitches to our panel of industry experts Ted Adams (IDW Entertainment), Suzy Ryoo (Atom Factory), and David Steinberger (Amazon comiXology) for valuable feedback, exposure, and maybe their big break. Pitch your own business idea if you dare! Moderated by Rob Salkowitz (Forbes).

Friday July 21, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 32AB
  1: Programs, Fandom
  • Tags Fandom

3:00pm

Prose to Panels: Graphic Novel Adaptations

How can the graphic novel format enhance prose texts? And how can educators use adaptations to make stories more accessible? If you read the graphic novel instead of the prose novel, does it still “count”? How does the story change if a classic is adapted into graphic novel format? Is something lost? Is something gained? And what if graphic novels are then converted into prose novels, as with the forthcoming Lumberjanes novels? Moderated by Kelly Chiu (children’s librarian at the Santa Clara City Library), this panel includes Landis Blair (The Trial: A Choose Your Own Kafka Adventure), Charles Kochman (editorial director, Abrams ComicsArts), and R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics).

Friday July 21, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
  1: Programs, Comics, Education, Library Programs
  • Tags Comics, Education, Library Programs

3:00pm

So You Want To Be a Comic Book Retailer?

If you’ve ever thought about owning your own comics shop, then this ComicsPRO-sponsored event is for you! You’ve got questions and these veteran retailers have the answers. Free Comic Book Day founder and panel host Joe Field (Flying Colors Comics, Concord, CA) moderates this panel of comics retailers and industry professionals.

Friday July 21, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 25ABC
  1: Programs, Comics, Education
  • Tags Comics, Education

3:00pm

SPARK Your Creativity

Established female creators discuss how to cultivate your ideas and bring them to life, conquer hurdles, and create the best project you can! Leave with inspiration, confidence, a solid plan of action, and tons of new ideas. All genders and ages welcome! Featuring Heidi Cox (Stalking LeVar), Jenny Lorenzo (We are mitú), Sarah J Eagen (Magic for Muggles), Etta Devine (Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse), America Young (The Concessionaires Must Die!), Tessa Netting (Disney’s Bunk’d), and moderator Stephanie Pressman (Fashionably Nerdy).

Friday July 21, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Animation, Education, Fan Culture Programs, Marriott Programs, Television
  • Tags Animation, Education, Fan Culture Programs, Marriott Programs, Television

3:00pm

Spotlight on Ron Wilson

Ron Wilson (former Marvel and Milestone Comics artist, illustrator of Marvel Two-in-One, Masters of the Universe, and Icon, among other works) discusses the Bronze Age, his 40-year comic book career (including what it was like to work at Marvel Comics during the 1970s and working with a number of editors, including Stan Lee) for this interview and Q&A session moderated by Mark Waid.

Friday July 21, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 9
  1: Programs, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics
  • Tags Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics

3:00pm

Vertigo: Creator Spotlight

Comics’ most innovative imprint puts the creator in the spotlight! Come witness the evolution of Vertigo in this glimpse back at its rich history and peek forward at some of the incredible things to come. The star-studded lineup features Academy Award-winner John Ridley with a few huge surprise guests!

Friday July 21, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 6DE
  1: Programs, Comics
  • Tags Comics

3:00pm

What’s New with Terry Moore

Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, Echo, Rachel Rising, Motor Girl) will be talking about the conclusion of Motor Girl and his plans for the 25th anniversary of Strangers in Paradise in 2018. Terry will answer any and all questions from the audience!

Friday July 21, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 28DE
  1: Programs, Anniversaries, Comics
  • Tags Anniversaries, Comics

3:00pm

So You Want to Be a Comics Retailer?

If you’ve ever thought about owning your own comics shop, then this ComicsPRO-sponsored event is for you! You’ve got questions, and these veteran retailers have the answers. Free Comic Book Day founder and panel host Joe Field (Flying Colors Comics, Concord, CA) moderates this panel of comics retailers and industry professionals. (This panel is open to all Comic-Con attendees.)

Friday July 21, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 25ABC
  1: Programs, Comics, Retailers, Seminars & Workshops |   8: Retailers, Comics, Retailers,Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comics, Retailers, Seminars & Workshops

3:00pm

Comic-Con How-To: Draw with Adam Hughes

Comics legend Adam Hughes demonstrates the use of grayscale markers. He will share pointers and tips while answering questions. Adam has been working in comics for 30 years, creating the very best in cover art and sequential storytelling. Some of his most recognized works include his cover runs on Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Tomb Raider, and the Fables spin-off Fairest, and his recent sequential work on Archie Comics’s Betty & Veronica.

Friday July 21, 2017 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Room 2
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con How To, Comics
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comic-Con How To, Comics

3:15pm

[adult swim]: Mike Tyson Mysteries

It was a unanimous victory last time, but Iron Mike Tyson is taking on Comic-Con again, and this rematch is sure to live up to all the hype. Currently in its third season of solving mysteries, the Mike Tyson Mystery Team has all-new episodes airing on Adult Swim. Join Mike Tyson, fellow voice cast member Rachel Ramras (The Looney Tunes Show), and producer Hugh Davidson (The Looney Tunes Show) for an exclusive look at upcoming episodes. Moderated by Matt Fowler, TV writer for IGN.

Friday July 21, 2017 3:15pm – 4:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  1: Programs, Action/Adventure, Animation, Hilton Programs, Humor & Satire, Television
  • Tags Action/Adventure, Animation, Hilton Programs, Humor & Satire, Television

3:15pm

Building Worlds with Blizzard

Blizzard’s Story and Franchise Development Department collaborates with the game teams to provide compelling experiences inside and outside the company’s iconic games. Cinematics, in-game animation, books, comics, short stories, audio dramas, and sculptures serve to create an expanded universe that brings their dynamic characters to life in new and exciting ways. They will go behind the scenes with the artists who help build these worlds to discover how they enhance the greater narrative of Blizzard’s franchises.

Friday July 21, 2017 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Room 6BCF
  1: Programs, Video Games, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Video Games, Writers & Writing

3:30pm

Crowdfunding Success Stories!

With multiple successful crowdfunding campaigns under their collective belts, Jimmy Palmiotti (PaperFilms, Harley Quinn, Jonah Hex, Painkiller Jane), Kwanza Osajyefo(Black, Zuda Comics), Brian Pulido (Lady Death, Evil Ernie), Michael Kingston(Headlocked), and Jordan Plosky (CEO, ComicBlitz) discuss their roads to success thanks to crowdfunding. Tips are shared, questions are answered, fun things are given away! Moderated by Brett Schenker (founder, GraphicPolicy.com).

Friday July 21, 2017 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 26AB
  1: Programs, Comics, Education, Web
  • Tags Comics, Education, Web

3:30pm

Disney XD’s DuckTales

Life is like a hurricane on the new DuckTales series for Disney XD. Series stars David Tennant (Doctor Who, Jessica Jones), Ben Schwartz (House of Lies, Parks and Recreation), Kate Micucci (Garfunkel and Oates, Don’t Think Twice), Danny Pudi(Community, Powerless), and Beck Bennett (Saturday Night Live, Sing) join creative team Matt Youngberg (executive producer), Frank Angones (co-producer/story editor), and Sean Jimenez (art director) to share exclusive sneak peeks and talk about what it’s like bringing this classic family of adventuring ducks to a new generation of fans.

Friday July 21, 2017 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 6A
  1: Programs, Animation, Kids, Television
  • Tags Animation, Kids, Television

3:30pm

Shonen Jump Panel with Special Guests!

Come hang out with your Shonen Jump pals and some Boruto voice actors! They’ll be making announcements, discussing SJ manga, and giving you the chance to answer ridiculously easy trivia for prizes. Then let the Boruto: Naruto Next Generations voices of Boruto, Sarada, and Mitsuki regale you as they discuss what it’s like working on this popular series.

Friday July 21, 2017 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 5AB
  1: Programs, Animation, Anime & Manga, Comics, Television
  • Tags Animation, Anime & Manga, Comics, Television

3:30pm

The Art of Video Games

Ever wondered what it is like to work on a video game as an artist? Veteran artists who have worked on popular video game projects offer valuable insights and tips on video game art and designs. Panelists will include artists Long Vo (Ultra Street Fighter), Mariel Cartwright (Shantae/SkullGirls), and Robert Porter (Cryamore). Followed by a short Q&A session moderated by Matt Moylan (UDON directior of publishing).

Friday July 21, 2017 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 8
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Video Games
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Video Games

3:30pm

Writers: Get Published! Get Greenlit! Get Working!

Get answers to all of your questions about publishing and Hollywood in this frank and forthcoming panel with literary agent Holly Root (Root Literary agency), literary/film manager Brandy Rivers (Industry Entertainment), publicist Kristin Dwyer (Leo PR), editor Adam Wilson (Simon & Schuster, Gallery/Gallery 13), brand licensing agent Jane Putch (Eyebait Management), and moderator Nathan Bransford (author of How to Write a Novel). They will take your questions and discuss the wild world of publishing and screenwriting. No pitches, please.

Friday July 21, 2017 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 24ABC
  1: Programs, Books, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Writers & Writing

3:30pm

Independent Filmmaking for Low Budget Features and Webseries

Chris Ray (managing partner, DeInstitutionalized Films), Gerald Webb (managing partner, DeInstitutionalized Films), and special guest James Cullen Bressack (writer, director, producer) share their collective wisdom on how to independently produce your indie project with a low budget.

Friday July 21, 2017 3:30pm – 4:35pm
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies, Seminars and Workshops,Writing |   4: CCI-IFF, CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies, Seminars and Workshops, Writing
  • Tags CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies, Seminars and Workshops, Writing

3:45pm

The Gifted Extended Sneak Peek

From 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, The Giftedtells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. Written by Matt Nix, directed by Bryan Singer, and executive-produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, and Jim Chory, the series stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind, and Percy Hynes White. Join cast and producers for an exclusive first look of the fall’s most anticipated new superhero series, premiering this September on FOX.

Friday July 21, 2017 3:45pm – 4:45pm
Ballroom 20
  1: Programs, Action/Adventure, Television
  • Tags Action/Adventure, Television

4:00pm

AMC’s Preacher

Executive producer Seth Rogen joins comic book co-creator and series executive producer Garth Ennis and members of the cast, including Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti, and Graham McTavish for a mid-season 2 panel discussion about the story so far and what’s to come. Join the panelists for a Q&A session and an official sneak preview of episode 206, which airs on Sunday, July 24.

Friday July 21, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Hall H
  1: Programs, Comics, Television
  • Tags Comics, Television

4:00pm

An Introduction to Berger Books

Strange realities, true fictions, dark secrets, and monsters of a different kind. And that’s just for starters. Join Karen Berger (founding Vertigo editor) and surprise guests as the first projects in this new genre-bending Dark Horse imprint are revealed!

Friday July 21, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 25ABC
  1: Programs, Comics
  • Tags Comics

4:00pm

Bernie Wrightson: Art and Designs for the Gang of Seven Animation Studio

This panel will kick off the premiere (at Comic-Con) of Hermes Press’ new book, Bernie Wrightson: Art and Designs for the Gang of Seven Animation Studio. The panel will begin with a video presentation about the late Bernie Wrightson’s career and will include examples of his animation drawings and concepts together with never-before-seen animation using Wrightson’s work for feature animated film promotionals. Tom Tataranowicz (producer/director of Gang of Seven Animation, Biker Mice from Mars) will lead the discussion of Wrightson’s career and enduring legacy with Marv Wolfman (The Tomb of Dracula, Blade), Daniel Herman (publisher of Hermes Press, Silver Age: The Second Generation of Comic Artists), and Mitch Itkowitz(owner of Graphic Collectibles, Jack Kirby Masterworks).

Friday July 21, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 32AB
  1: Programs, Animation, Comics, Tributes
  • Tags Animation, Comics, Tributes

4:00pm

Best of Earwolf

Earwolf founder and Comedy Bang! Bang! host Scott Aukerman is joined by Paul Scheer (How Did This Get Made?) and a lineup of Earwolf hosts and frequent guests to discuss the start of Earwolf, the current success of the network, including Comedy Bang! Bang!’s 500th episode, and hilarious behind-the-scenes stories, and more, all followed by a fan Q&A.

Friday July 21, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
  1: Programs, Comics, Humor & Satire, Library Programs, Podcasts
  • Tags Comics, Humor & Satire, Library Programs, Podcasts

4:00pm

Creating Comics with the iPad

The iPad has transformed the way you read comics, but did you know you can create comic art on the iPad too? See a comic book character come to life as Hi-Fi’s Brian Miller (Doctor Who) and Kristy Miller (SpongeBob Comics) demonstrate step by step how to pencil, ink, and color comics on the iPad Pro using Apple Pencil. Learn the basic tools and techniques, including which apps work best and how you too can transform your iPad into a portable art studio. Q&A session.

Friday July 21, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 11
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comics, Education
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comics, Education

4:00pm

Four Color Realities: Turning Realities into Fantasies

Pat Loika (author, Four Color Realities) and panelists Caitlin Dickens (Contagious Costuming), Maid of Might Cosplay, Jesse Thaxton (SYFY’s Cosplay Melee), Amanda Lynne Shafer (X-Men cosplay cover model), and Andy Park (visual development artist, Marvel Studios) talk about cosplay and the thought processes behind character and costume design and translating it into cosplay and back into art. Moderated by Meredith Placko.

Friday July 21, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom, Marriott Programs
  • Tags Fan Culture Programs, Fandom, Marriott Programs

4:00pm

IDW Publishing: The Rise of Fall

IDW goes galactic this fall with the launch of Star Wars, an entirely new Star Trek, and much more! Learn about their massive plans and many special announcements courtesy of IDW CCO Chris Ryall, IDW group editor Sarah Gaydos, and a cast of thousands! Well, dozens. Or at least a good handful of smart and interesting creators, anyway . . . .

Friday July 21, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 4
  1: Programs, Comics, Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
  • Tags Comics, Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television

4:00pm

Meet the Makers

Graphic novel authors and artists Jeffrey Brown (Lucy & Andy Neanderthal), Nick Abadzis (Laika), Mike Lawrence (Star Scouts series), and James Parks and Ben Costa(Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo Book 1: The Road to Epoli) describe the process behind making a comic.

Friday July 21, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
  1: Programs, Comics, Library Programs
  • Tags Comics, Library Programs

4:00pm

Spotlight on Victoria Jamieson

Kids, bring your pencils and paper! Join Victoria Jamieson (Roller Girl) as she talks about how she creates her graphic novels and characters. Learn some tips and tricks for making your own comics—and maybe even learn to draw yourself as a roller derby star!

Friday July 21, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 9
  1: Programs, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics
  • Tags Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics

4:00pm

Star Wars and Fandom: The Early Years

In honor of Star Wars’s 40th anniversary and its long association with Comic-Con, Craig Miller, Lucasfilm’s original director of fan relations, gives a slide show on the early association between Star Wars and fandom, including photos from Comic-Con in the 1970s and stories about how fans got involved and were kept involved from even before the film came out.

Friday July 21, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 7AB
  1: Programs, Anniversaries, Fandom, Movies
  • Tags Anniversaries, Fandom, Movies

4:00pm

Superstars in Children’s Fiction

Meet children’s book and graphic novel superstars as they discuss how they create the heroes, characters, and books that kids love from Goosebumps to Jedi Academy. Featuring Jarrett Krosoczka (Star Wars Jedi Academy), Lucas Turnbloom and Greg Grunberg (Dream Jumper), R. L. Stine (Goosebumps), Jennifer Holm and Matt Holm(Swing it, Sunny), and Molly Ostertag (The Witch Boy).

Friday July 21, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 23ABC
  1: Programs, Books, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Horror and Suspense,Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Horror and Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing

4:00pm

The Lazarus Pit Gets Real

The Marvel and DC (and other) universes universally feature age-inhibiting “renewal elixirs” in their storylines. Nick Fury, Black Canary, and Batman are among the scores of characters who have reversed or delayed the aging process. Thanks to rejuvenation biotechnologies being developed by people like Bill Maris (founder, Section 32) and physician Joon Yun (president of Palo Alto Investors), the Lazarus Pit, Vigoral, Super-Soldier Serum, Extremis serum, Infinity Formula, and Pym Particles are now no longer fantasy concepts. Remarkable progress has been made in extending the life spans of animals and, soon, humans. This panel will cover the latest in anti-aging and cognitive enhancements.

Friday July 21, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 28DE
  1: Programs, Education, Fandom
  • Tags Education, Fandom

4:00pm

What’s at Comics Shops: Great Events Beyond Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day was only the beginning! The fun continues at comic shops with awesome events this year from Batman Day to TMNT Day to Doctor Who Comics Day! Hear all about them from the publishers and retailers who make them happen, featuring Adam Philips (marketing director for DC Comics), Andrew James (editor for Titan’s Doctor Who), Joel Elad (marketing manager for IDW), and others. Attendees will each get a gift bag of comics and will have the chance to win cool prizes related to these comic shop events.

Friday July 21, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 29AB
  1: Programs, Comics, Education, Fandom
  • Tags Comics, Education, Fandom

4:15pm

Bob’s Burgers

Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive,and the hilarious cast from the Emmy Award-winning animated FOX series Bob’s Burgers—including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy—will have you howling with laughter with never-before-seen footage, followed by a Q&A panel discussion.

Friday July 21, 2017 4:15pm – 5:05pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  1: Programs, Animation, Hilton Programs, Humor & Satire, Television
  • Tags Animation, Hilton Programs, Humor & Satire, Television

4:15pm

DC from Page to Screen

Never before has DC been more popular in TV, video games, home videos, and movie theaters. And with an impressive film slate and countless shows in series and production, it has never been a better time to be a DC fan! Join the people behind the scenes who translate the page to the screen in this must-see panel that shows how your favorite stories and characters come to life!

Friday July 21, 2017 4:15pm – 5:15pm
Room 6DE
  1: Programs, Animation, Comics, Movies, Television
  • Tags Animation, Comics, Movies, Television

4:30pm

Artificial Intelligence: Will Computers Take Over the World?

As scientists move closer to achieving artificial intelligence, what is next? How does real AI science compare to its depictions in movies, on TV, and in books? Could AI save the world—or be its doom? Join the Fleet Science Center as they bring together Craig Titley (co-executive producer/writer, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), William Wisher Jr. (screenwriter, The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day) and other science fiction writers to discuss the future of artificial intelligence with Dr. Ndapa Nakashole (assistant professor, UCSD Artificial Intelligence Group) and other AI researchers.

Friday July 21, 2017 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Room 24ABC
  1: Programs, Fandom, Movies, Television
  • Tags Fandom, Movies, Television

4:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Draw with Jim Lee

DC Entertainment’s publisher Jim Lee (Batman, Justice League, Suicide Squad, Superman Unchained) will demonstrate the drawing techniques he uses when creating artwork for comic books. He will answer questions from the audience and share advice.

Friday July 21, 2017 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Room 2
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con How To, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comic-Con How To, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics

4:30pm

Design and Technology for Film and Television

Neville Page (Face Off, Star Trek: Discovery) and Glenn Hetrick (Face Off, Star Trek: Discovery) will share how they conceive and create creatures, makeup, and specialty costumes using traditional techniques and the latest technologies.

Friday July 21, 2017 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Room 8
  1: Programs, Costuming, Movies, Television
  • Tags Costuming, Movies, Television

4:30pm

Into the Past: History and Comics

How do comics help bring history to life? What do we learn about our contemporary selves as a result of the use of history in historical fiction and nonfiction books, and how does the format influence how one tells the story? How are comics used to engage students in developing social awareness? Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home), Brigitte Findakly (Poppies of Iraq), Nathan Hale (Hazardous Tales), Jose Pimienta (The Leg), Nate Powell (March trilogy), Chris Schweizer (The Crogan Adventures), and Alison Wilgus (Flying Machines) join moderator Michael Ulrich(educator) for a dynamic discussion of the processes involved in creating characters that give a peek into the past and use politics and history to create nuanced sequential stories.

Friday July 21, 2017 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Room 26AB
  1: Programs, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Education
  • Tags Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Education

4:30pm

Skybound Entertainment: Creators, Fans, and Franchises

Skybound Entertainment’s Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead franchise, Invincible) and the company’s CEO and fellow producer David Alpert (The Walking Dead franchise, Outcast) discuss their upcoming slate of television and film projects, including the film adaptation of Kirkman’s long-running comic series Invincible, their AMC comic book docuseries Heroes and Villains, and more. Kirkman and Alpert will be joined by Skybound Entertainment’s Catherine Winder (The Angry Birds Movie, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Sean Furst (Star-Crossed, Dice), and T. Q. Jefferson (Telltale’s The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: Michonne), who will dive into what’s next for the company in the VR, gaming, and animation space. Moderated by Steve Zaragoza.

Friday July 21, 2017 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Room 6BCF
  1: Programs, Comics, Talkback
  • Tags Comics, Talkback

4:30pm

Wiseguy, The Show That Invented Binge TV: 30th Anniversary

Three decades ago, CBS debuted a series unlike any that had appeared on television before. Starring Ken Wahl as a morally compromised undercover operative and Better Call Saul’s Jonathan Banks as his OCB handler, serialized storylines spanned multiple episodes and featured an unforgettable array of memorable guest stars including Kevin Spacey, Tim Curry, Jerry Lewis, Deborah Harry, Glenn Frey, Ron Silver, Fred Dalton Thompson, William Russ, and Ray Sharkey. Now, look back with the original creative team that brought Vinnie Terranova to the screen every week, along with a generation of TV scribes who the series inspired. On hand will be David Burke (executive producer, Wiseguy), Stephen Kronish (executive producer, Wiseguy), David Kemper (former CBS executive, EP of Farscape), Marc Guggenheim (executive producer, Arrow), Edward Gross (author, The Unofficial Story of the Making of a Wiseguy), and moderator Mark A. Altman (co-EP, The Librarians, Agent X, Castle).

Friday July 21, 2017 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Room 5AB
  1: Programs, Anniversaries, Television
  • Tags Anniversaries, Television

4:30pm

World Creators: Crossing Platforms (Film, TV, VR, AR, Gaming, and Comics)

A discussion of what it takes to make worlds come alive across a multitude of platforms, featuring some of the great creative minds in the business. Panelsits to include Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson (StarTalk, Cosmos), Ted Schilowitz (Fox Futurist), Kiki Wolfkill (Halo), Colum Slevin (Oculus), with a couple of super-cool surprise panelists to be announced. Produced in partnership with VRCon, hosts of the Futurism and Tech Pavilion at the Omni Hotel.

Friday July 21, 2017 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre
  1: Programs, Horton Grand Theatre Programs, Ticketed Events, Video Games
  • Tags Horton Grand Theatre Programs, Ticketed Events, Video Games

4:45pm

The Tick

The Tick, a new Amazon Original, centers on an underdog accountant, Arthur Everest, with zero powers, who comes to realize his city is owned by a global supervillain long thought dead. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero: the Tick! Cast members Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy, Parks and Recreation), Griffin Newman (Search Party), Jackie Earle Haley(Preacher), Valorie Curry (The Following), Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin, True Detective), Brendan Hines (Suits, Scorpion), Scott Speiser (The Young and the Restless), and Michael Cerveris (The Good Wife) join moderator Ralph Garman (Kevin and Bean morning show, Family Guy), and executive producers Ben Edlund (creator of The Tick), Barry Josephson (Bones), and David Fury (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) for an exclusive world premiere screening of the second episode of The Tick, followed by an audience Q&A. The Tick premieres on August 25 on Amazon Prime Video. The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television. Moderated by Ralph Garman.

Friday July 21, 2017 4:45pm – 5:45pm
Room 6A
  1: Programs, Humor & Satire, Superheroes, Television
  • Tags Humor & Satire, Superheroes, Television

4:50pm

Friday Playback Room Block #3

The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A Session, Twin Peaks: A Damn Good Panel, and The Gifted Extended Sneak Peek. (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.)

Friday July 21, 2017 4:50pm – 7:20pm
Marriott Marina Ballroom DE, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Marriott Playback Room, Marriott Programs, Television
  • Tags Marriott Playback Room, Marriott Programs, Television

5:00pm

ASIFA-Hollywood: The State of the Animation Industry

What do the pros think of the animation scene today? Are hand-drawn and VFX gone for good? What will be the impact of VR? How do you get a job? This panel will explore how animators fit into current business models of animation studios and the ever-changing landscape of motion pictures, television, and new media. Moderator Tom Sito (Beauty and the Beast) engages in a lively discussion with John Van Vliet (The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark), Samantha Vilfort (Disney Television Animation), Danny Young (FuseFX), and Brooke Keesling (recuiter, Nickelodeon, Disney).

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 28DE
  1: Programs, Animation, Education, Movies, Television
  • Tags Animation, Education, Movies, Television

5:00pm

Bill Plympton: Beyond Revengeance

Bill Plympton (Your Face, Guard Dog) will show an excerpt of his newest animated feature, Revengeance, and co-director Jim Lujan will moderate a lively and humorous discussion on the making of the film. Also, Bill will show his recent shorts, including the latest “Dog” film, Cop Dog, and the first look at the trailer for his upcoming animated feature, Slide. Plus, everyone who attends gets a free sketch from Mr. Plympton.

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 25ABC
  1: Programs, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Comics, Movies
  • Tags Cartooning and Comic Strips, Comics, Movies

5:00pm

Comic Pitch Review #1

If you’re a writer or artist attending the Comic Creator Connection, this is your chance to practice giving your pitch ahead of time?and get some free coaching from a pro. So, what’s a pitch? A pitch is 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 many of those same creators struggle to talk clearly and concisely about those ideas to other people. That’s your pitch. And if you want to bring your project to life, you must be able to give a good one. Fortunately, this is a skill you can learn and improve with practice?and Pitch Review is a great place to do that. Pitch reviews will be conducted by Douglas Neff, an experienced speaker coach and professional speechwriter, who also co-hosts the Comic Creator Connection. This is not a panel. Instead, these are 3- to 5-minute individual coaching sessions for as many people as can be accommodated in the scheduled time. Everyone is welcome, but 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.

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comics, Education, Marriott Programs
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comics, Education, Marriott Programs

5:00pm

Discover What’s New with Mouse Guard

Mouse Guard, one of the most successful and popular indie comics in the past decade, reminds readers that “It’s not what you fight, but what you fight for “! Creator David Petersen talks about the recently released coloring book, the new original short story in BOOM!’s Free Comic Book Day issue, new Mouse Guard merchandise, and how in September fans can enjoy the Mouse Guard Alphabet Book. David will also be sharing a sneak peek of and discussing the fourth chapter in the Mouse Guard saga, Mouse Guard: The Weasel War (2018). Plus, a live reading of a Mouse Guard short story and a few prize giveaways. Moderated by Cameron Chittock (BOOM! Studios associate editor).

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 32AB
  1: Programs, Comics
  • Tags Comics

5:00pm

Manga Superheroes? Super Differences Between Japan and the US

From Astro Boy to Ultraman, Sailor Moon to One-Punch Man, the super-powered characters of manga, anime, and live-action tokusatsu TV shows wear costumes and fight bad guys, but how do they differ from their U.S. counterparts, and how do they reflect differences in U.S. and Japanese societies, values, and politics? Join Andy Nakatani (editor-in-chief, Weekly Shonen Jump), David Brothers (4thletter!, Comics Alliance), Chris Butcher (director, Toronto Comic Arts Festival), and Brigid Alverson(MangaBlog, Good Comics For Kids, Smash Pages) for this fun and super-charged discussion, moderated by Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly, Anime News Network).

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 4
  1: Programs, Animation, Anime & Manga, Comics, Television
  • Tags Animation, Anime & Manga, Comics, Television

5:00pm

Masters of Visual Storytelling: European and US Creators Discuss

European and American scriptwriters give insight into the art of writing for comics, on how to captivate readers from the very first page, and how these techniques may differ in Europe and the USA. Moderated by Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly).

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 29AB
  1: Programs, Animation, Art and Illustration, Comics, Education, Movies, Talkback
  • Tags Animation, Art and Illustration, Comics, Education, Movies, Talkback

5:00pm

Mold, Resin, 3D Printing, and FX Techniques

Samuel Girgis (owner of BiggerBoxModels) will discuss modeling techniques, 3D printing, and business ideas in the “Garage Kit” world. Fon Davis (25-year veteran of miniature VFX who has worked on over 25 feature films, including the Star Wars series) will give you a behind-the-scenes peek at the world of practical VFX and how they fit in the digital world. Don Wistos will share the practical uses of 3D printer mold techniques in the world of Garage Kits.

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 11
  1: Programs, Education, Movies
  • Tags Education, Movies

5:00pm

Publishers’ Talkback Session

Talk with publishers about how graphic novels are doing at your library and what they should know based on the feedback from your community. With Robin Herrera(editor, Oni Press), Gina Gagliano (marketing and publicity manager, First Second), and Mallory Loehr (SVP/publisher, Random House Books for Young Readers), moderated by Alea Perez (chair of YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee).

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
  1: Programs, Books, Comics, Education, Library Programs
  • Tags Books, Comics, Education, Library Programs

5:00pm

Reinventing Horror: What’s Next in Film and Comics!

M. L. Miller (writer, Pirouette; editor, Ain’t It Cool News) continues a decade-long convention tradition of gathering a group of talented horror filmmakers and comics creators to discuss and dissect the horrors they make and what (if anything) scares them. This year, Miller brings together the best and brightest in horror including The Spierig Brothers (directors/writers, Jigsaw, Predestination), Roxanne Benjamin(director/writer, XX, Southbound), Oz Perkins (director/writer, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, The Blackcoat’s Daughter), Matteo Pizzolo (writer, CALEXIT ; publisher, Black Mask Studios), and some extra special guests to talk about how to reinvent the genre, pushing new limits, reaching new audiences of different cultures/genders/social classes, twisting old concepts, and crafting new terrors to keep you up at night!

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 23ABC
  1: Programs, Comics, Horror and Suspense
  • Tags Comics, Horror and Suspense

5:00pm

Son of Shaolin: OGN to Movie

Son of Shaolin is an upcoming OGN from Top Cow that tells the story of an Afro-Asian teen in Harlem who discovers he is the last living descendant of an ancient Shaolin master. Film rights were recently sold to Sony/Columbia Pictures, with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson producing. The creative team discusses the challenges of creating a new comic book story with a diverse cast of characters and the process of adapting such a story for the big screen. Panelists include creator/writer/screenwriter Jay Longino (Skiptrace), artist Caanan White (The Harlem Hellfighters), editor Shahriar Fouladi, John Nee (CEO of Cryptozoic Entertainment), and Ryan Kalil (Strange Turn Entertainment, NFL Carolina Panthers).

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 9
  1: Programs, Comics, Television
  • Tags Comics, Television

5:00pm

Star Wars Music and Sound

A special 40th anniversary panel on the greatest sonic universe of them all! Meet the people who helped create the iconic music and sound design of Star Wars. Guests from the original London sessions and their 2017 Hollywood counterparts swap behind-the-scenes stories of the first time the music was heard. Skywalker Sound special guests (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), LSO’s David Cripps (Star Wars trilogy), Richard Anderson (Star Wars: A New Hope, Raiders of the Lost Ark), and Ramiro Belgardt (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) reveal how elephants and telephone poles became the sounds of space battles! Moderated by Steve Lee(Apollo 13) and David Raiklen (Star Trek).

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 7AB
  1: Programs, Movies, Music, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
  • Tags Movies, Music, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television

5:00pm

Still Tolkien About It: 80 Years of Middle-earth

Take a walk down memory lane with TheOneRing.net staffers Clifford “Quickbeam” Broadway (writer/producer of Ringers: Lord of the Fans), Kellie “K.M.” Rice(contributing author to Middle-earth: From Script to Screen), Mike “Ostadan” Urban(writer of The Peoples Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien), Nancy “Mithril” Steinman (art director for Ringers: Lord of the Fans), and Janette Jolman (master cosplayer) to celebrate 80 years of Tolkien’s Middle-earth. They’ll discuss Tolkien’s legendarium and its effect on the fantasy genre as seen on bookstore shelves and in artists’ renderings and items cherished as collectibles, heard in music, played in games, and enjoyed as cosplay. And for continuities sake, there will be a singalong. Moderated by Cathy “Garfeimao” Udovch (TORn special events coordinator).

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom, Marriott Programs, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Tags Fan Culture Programs, Fandom, Marriott Programs, Science Fiction & Fantasy

5:00pm

STARZ Original Series Outlander

Ronald D. Moore (executive producer), Maril Davis (executive producer), Diana Gabaldon (author), Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Tobias Menzies (Black Jack Randall/Frank Randall), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall), and Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield) discuss the hit series and preview what is to come in season 3.

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Ballroom 20
  1: Programs, Television
  • Tags Television

5:15pm

Archer Discussion and Q&A

Archer is FXX’s Emmy Award-winning animated half-hour comedy, known (and praised!) for rebooting itself year after year. Season 8 revolved around the hardboiled private eye Sterling Archer and his quest to find his partner’s killer in 1947 Los Angeles. With that case now closed, what could Archer’s next adventure possibly be? A very special secret guest, plus the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates,executive producer Matt Thompson and co-executive producer Casey Willis discuss bringing this animated series to life.

Friday July 21, 2017 5:15pm – 6:05pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  1: Programs, Action/Adventure, Animation, Hilton Programs, Humor & Satire, Television
  • Tags Action/Adventure, Animation, Hilton Programs, Humor & Satire, Television

5:15pm

Netflix: Marvel’s The Defenders

Daredevil. Jessica Jones. Luke Cage. Iron Fist. Four iconic superheroes. One stage. Nuff said! Jeph Loeb and surprise guests of the highly anticipated Netflix original series Marvel’s The Defenders band together for a panel you do not want to miss! Be the first to get an exclusive look into the superhero team-up that everyone is talking about before its August 18 global launch on Netflix.

Friday July 21, 2017 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Hall H
  1: Programs, Comics, Superheroes, Television
  • Tags Comics, Superheroes, Television

5:30pm

DC’s Young Animal

Be here to delve further into the world of Young Animal, the DC imprint led by My Chemical Romance frontman and bestselling comics writer Gerard Way (Doom Patrol), with many of his topnotch collaborators, including Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone (Shade, the Changing Girl), Jody Houser (Mother Panic), Jon Rivera(Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye), and others.

Friday July 21, 2017 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Room 5AB
  1: Programs, Comics
  • Tags Comics

5:30pm

Famous Monsters: Stake of the Union 2017

Famous Monsters of Filmland has spanned nearly 60 years with its game-changing genre magazine, groundbreaking cover art, record-setting fan events, original comic books, and more. And 2017 promises to be the most exciting year yet as FM expands into new forms of media, including syndicated television! Publisher Philip Kim, editor Holly Interlandi, and associate editor Joe Moe will welcome special panelists to tease future projects, give exclusive art reveals, and maybe wax a little philosophical on Frankenstein.

Friday July 21, 2017 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Room 26AB
  1: Programs, Fandom, Movies, Television
  • Tags Fandom, Movies, Television

5:30pm

Into the Fanzone! Celebrating Pop Culture in YA Literature

C. B. Lee (Not Your Sidekick and Not Your Villain), Danika Stone (All the Feels and Internet Famous), and Holly West (Swoon Reads and Feiwel & Friends editor) share their love of fandom, pop culture, and comics in a lit-focused Q&A on writing, publishing, and most important, the fans!

Friday July 21, 2017 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Room 24ABC
  1: Programs, Books, Fandom
  • Tags Books, Fandom

5:30pm

Lion Forge Comics: Hear the Lion’s Roar

Growth and change in 2016 catapulted Lion Forge/Roar Comics onto the center stage. Folks from Lion Forge along with writers and artists give a detailed peek at what the company has planned for 2017 as well as a glimpse of what’s to come in 2018.

Friday July 21, 2017 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Room 8
  1: Programs, Comics
  • Tags Comics

5:30pm

Spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski

It’s been a banner year for J. Michael Straczynski (JMS): writing the pilot for Midnight Nation for Universal and Gale Ann Hurd, adapting Ten Grand for A&E, writing a top-secret miniseries for TNT, and writing a Rising Stars screenplay for MGM. And of course this past May saw season 2 of his Netflix series, Sense8. Meet the Man, the Myth, and the Hollowed Out Chocolate Easter Bunny known simply as Joe for behind-the-scenes stories in what promises to be one of the most personal talks he has ever given.

Friday July 21, 2017 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Room 6DE
  1: Programs, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Television
  • Tags Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Television

5:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Draw Pretty Girls with Artgerm

This is a live demonstration of how Artgerm creates strong and beautiful female characters in the entertainment world with universal appeal, making them cool and sexy without objectifying them. Stanley Artgerm Lau is a digital illustrator, designer, and art educator based in Singapore who has been serving the creative industry and nurturing the art community for the past 20 years.

Friday July 21, 2017 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Room 2
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con How To, Education
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comic-Con How To, Education

5:45pm

HISTORY’s Vikings

Vikings favorites return to introduce new faces to SDCC. Katheryn Winnick(Lagertha), Gustaf Skarsgåd (Floki), Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn), and Alex Høgh Andersen (Ivar) along with Michael Hirst (writer/creator) reveal an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming season.

Friday July 21, 2017 5:45pm – 6:45pm
Room 6BCF
  1: Programs, Action/Adventure, Television
  • Tags Action/Adventure, Television

6:00pm

Adobe Photoshop with Creative Insights from Pros and Members of the Photoshop Team

Daniel Presedo (Photoshop team), Nikolai Svakhin (Photoshop team), Paul Shipper(master illustrator), and Lisa Carney (entertainment/advertisement retoucher) will show secrets, techniques, and best practices. Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard in digital imaging and is used by professionals worldwide.

Friday July 21, 2017 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 11
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Comics, Education
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Comics, Education

6:00pm

Basic Star Wars Robotics A La Mouse Droid

Learn what makes a mouse droid tick and its place in the Star Wars universe. Mouse droid builders share their expertise and provide you with the knowledge you’ll need to build your very own mouse droid from an easy-budget build to a high-end speed racer or tank-like demolition derby mouse droid.

Friday July 21, 2017 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 7AB
  1: Programs, Education, Fandom, Movies
  • Tags Education, Fandom, Movies

6:00pm

Funimation: My Hero Academia

The hero obsession is back in session with more action, heroes, and quirks. Meet the English voice actor Christopher R. Sabat, the voice of All Might (also the voice of Vegeta in Dragon Ball Z) and Justin Briner, the voice of Izuku “Deku” Midoriya (also voice of Mikaela in Seraph of the End). Join in for a discussion of this hero phenomenon, watch new clips, and take part in a Q&A session with a giveaway, prizes, and more.

Friday July 21, 2017 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 23ABC
  1: Programs, Animation, Anime & Manga, Television
  • Tags Animation, Anime & Manga, Television

6:00pm

Narrative in Video Games

Flint Dille (Ingress, The Chronicles of Riddick), Cliff Bleszinski (LawBreakers, Gears of War), Brent Friedman (Halo 4, Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series), Cameron Dayton (co-founder of Chair Entertainment and bestselling author of Etherwalker), and Rob Auten (Battlefield Hardline, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter) discuss the process of writing and implementing narratives in video games. The discussion and Q&A session will be moderated by John Nee (CEO of Cryptozoic Entertainment).

Friday July 21, 2017 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 25ABC
  1: Programs, Video Games, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Video Games, Writers & Writing

6:00pm

People of Earth Video Presentation and Q&A

The TBS sci-fi comedy series People of Earth, from Emmy-winning executive producers Conan O’Brien (Conan) and Greg Daniels (The Office) and creator David Jenkins, brings an all-new season of less-than-perfect aliens, botched abductions, and extraterrestrial investigation as Ozzie (Wyatt Cenac) and the StarCrossed group of alien “experiencers” living in the small town of Beacon, NY, continue their journey for truth. Complicating matters this season “both above and on Earth” is the arrival of a new alien on the spaceship, as well as a smart and dedicated FBI investigator (Nasim Pedrad) who heads to Beacon on a mission to track down fugitive CEO Jonathan Walsh (Michael Cassidy). Join cast members Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nuñez, Michael Cassidy, Ken Hall, and Björn Gustafsson along with series producers for an exclusive screening of the season 2 premiere episode, followed by a Q&A discussion covering what’s next in this all-new season. Produced by Conaco LLC in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television, People of Earth returns to TBS with all-new episodes on July 24 at 10:30/9:30c.

Friday July 21, 2017 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 6A
  1: Programs, Humor & Satire, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
  • Tags Humor & Satire, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television

6:00pm

Simpsons Collector Group

Simpsons collectors of the world, unite! Get a chance to meet and mingle with fellow collectors of The Simpsons merchandise from all over. This gathering, hosted by the staff of the SimpsonsCollectors.com website, is a great chance to network with other collectors and share your experiences in the hobby with others.

Friday July 21, 2017 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Animation, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom,Marriott Programs, Television
  • Tags Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Animation, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom, Marriott Programs, Television

6:00pm

Spotlight on Mike Grell

Inkpot winner Mike Grell, creator of The Warlord, Starslayer, Shaman’s Tears, Bar Sinister, Maggie the Cat, and Jon Sable, Freelance discusses his career in comics and marks the 30th anniversary of the landmark Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters.Moderated by Derek Maki.

Friday July 21, 2017 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 4
  1: Programs, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics
  • Tags Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics

6:00pm

The Astonishing Secret Origins of ComiXology

Every hero has an origin story, the defining moment where they thrust themselves to greatness . . . and so does comiXology! Co-founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts recount comiXology’s humble start-up beginnings, its transformation through the years, and its expansion to be Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping and reading platform. Moderated by the comiXology Facebook Live crew Matt Kolowski and Tia Vasiliou.

Friday July 21, 2017 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 9
  1: Programs, Comics
  • Tags Comics

6:00pm

The Writer’s Journey: Breaking in and Managing a Career in Hollywood

This panel addresses what new writers need to do once they have material ready to go out to the masses. The shifting 21st century digital frontier means the age-old methods of building a career have been rendered irrelevant. This group of Hollywood screenwriters and graphic novel creators will share insider information, publishing secrets, and the professional realities on how to develop your ideas into a viable property and market yourself accordingly. Moderated by 2015 Disney/ABC Writing Program winner and 2014 Eisner Award nominee Brandon Easton (Marvel’s Agent Carter, IDW’s M.A.S.K.), the panel includes TV producer Geoffrey Thorne (The Librarians, Marvel Comics’s Mosaic), writer Ubah Mohamed (Legends of Tomorrow,ABC’s The Whispers), writer Brandon Thomas (Image’s Horizon, Lion Forge’s Noble) actress/writer Erika Alexander (Concrete Park, Queen Sugar), and artist/writer Tony Puryear (the Schwarzenegger film Eraser, Concrete Park).

Friday July 21, 2017 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 32AB
  1: Programs, Education, Movies, Television, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Education, Movies, Television, Writers & Writing

6:00pm

Vulture: Eric Heisserer

When Eric Heisserer was nominated for an Academy Award for writing the hit film Arrival, he became something rare: an Oscar-nominated comic book writer. In addition to penning the upcoming film adaptations of Valiant Entertainment’s Harbinger and Bloodshot comic book series, Heisserer is also writing the publisher’s new superhero title Secret Weapons. Vulture staff writer Abraham Riesman sits down with Heisserer for a conversation about his career in film and comics, as well as the impending launch of the Valiant cinematic universe.

Friday July 21, 2017 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 29AB
  1: Programs, Comics, Movies
  • Tags Comics, Movies

6:00pm

You Do What?! Women in Film Production

Forget navigating Hollywood backwards and in heels! Angela Robinson(writer/director, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, True Blood), Lauren Haroutunian (cinematographer, RocketJump: The Show), Cat Paschen (SFX makeup artist, Face Off All Stars), Alicia Minette (metalsmith/art department, Gilmore Girls), and others discuss working in traditionally male-dominated fields of production with Q&A session moderated by Brittany Sandler.

Friday July 21, 2017 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 28DE
  1: Programs, Education, Fandom, Movies, Television
  • Tags Education, Fandom, Movies, Television

6:30pm

Apex Comics Group Universe

Stan Lee’s God Woke and William Shatner War Chronicles writer/artist/publisher Mariano Nicieza proudly announces the launch of a new comic book imprint! Special project previews by Fabian Nicieza (co-creator, Deadpool), Tim Walsh and Chris Robinson (A Daze Work), Jeff Slemons and Murphey Luedke (Nazis Vs. Vampires), Matt Murray (Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment), Wilson Ramos Jr., Tom Vargas(Factory Entertainment), Amy Fox (Stan Lee Box Boulevard), Jim Kaufman(Rackfest), and Linda Castillon (Card). Q&A session moderated by Nicole Kulovany(Miss New York).

Friday July 21, 2017 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Room 5AB
  1: Programs, Comics
  • Tags Comics

6:30pm

Hip-Hop and Comics: Cultures Combining

Hip-hop and comics come together, bringing varied elements to create new worlds of imagination. They also share many inspirations and influences; rappers and graffiti artists utilize superheroic imagery and adopt larger-than-life alter egos; MCs and producers assemble universes with words and sound; comic creators incorporate the music, dance, fashion, and visual vocabulary of hip-hop into their work. Here, Patrick A. Reed (Depth of Field, ComicsAlliance) assembles an all-star group of visual and musical innovators to discuss the ways these two artistic cultures intertwine.

Friday July 21, 2017 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Room 8
  1: Programs, Comics, Music
  • Tags Comics, Music

6:30pm

Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Developer Showcase

Hosted by a key member of the U.S. games press, this panel features the key creative minds behind the latest addition in the award-winning and critically acclaimed Life Is Strange series and will reveal new information and insights about their game. The audience will enjoy an interactive experience as the developers will be playing the game live for the first time, you will get a chance to help steer the action and make key choices and ask them questions in an open Q&A.

Friday July 21, 2017 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Room 24ABC
  1: Programs, Video Games
  • Tags Video Games

6:30pm

The 7 Comic (and Card) Shop Archetypes: Who Triumphs, Thrives, and Survives

This panel explores the basic categories of comic shops, provides analytical yet nostalgic insights on trends and changing consumer demographics, and invites panelists to forecast the future. They will also explore best practices for shops to sell and promote card games like Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Pokémon. Featuring an all-star cast of comics retailers and professionals including Chris Brady(4 Color Fantasies), Jeff Watkins (Cloud City), Jennifer Haines (The Dragon), Bill Schanes (Pacific Comics, Diamond Comic Distributors), and Rob Salkowitz (Forbes, ICv2). Moderated by Ed Catto (Bonfire Agency).

Friday July 21, 2017 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Room 26AB
  1: Programs, Comics, Fandom, Games, Retailer Programming
  • Tags Comics, Fandom, Games, Retailer Programming

6:30pm

Mobile Filmmaking: How to Make a Movie Using a Smart Phone

Mobile filmmaking is becoming the next big thing! You have heard of movies that used smartphone cameras to shoot, but you may still not be convinced that you can make a movie yourself using this device. Smartphone cameras now have the capability of shooting 4K-which makes mobile filmmaking now a possibility to be taken seriously. Meet the founder of the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, Susan Botello (S. Botello Productions), and San Diego mobile filmmakersAnthony De La Cruz and Rick Narvaez, who will share the ins and outs of what you need to get started as a mobile filmmaker. Do you need an app? Can you use microphones? How do you stabilize your videos for a smoother, more professional look? Do you need a million dollars? They will answer your questions and present some cool filmmaking tools and accessories. Learn to edit on the phone (or computer) and share your films with the world. With moderator Machelle Noel (GeekRockTV).

Friday July 21, 2017 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies, Seminars and Workshops,Writing |   4: CCI-IFF, CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies, Seminars and Workshops, Writing
  • Tags CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies, Seminars and Workshops, Writing

6:45pm

Sharknado 5!

Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will star in Sharknado 5, reprising their roles as shark-fighting heroes Fin Shepard and April Wexler. The latest film in the hit global franchise, Sharknado 5 features the return of original cast member Cassie Scerbo as Nova, a bartender turned badass Sharknado fighter. Sharknado 5, which sees the deadly weather phenomenon of shark-infested storms bombard cities around the world, was filmed in more than five countries, including in the UK and Australia. There will be a slew of great cameos, including Fabio, Anthony Ferrante, and Chloe Lattanzi. The film is set to air on SYFY August 6.

Friday July 21, 2017 6:45pm – 7:45pm
Room 6DE
  1: Programs, Action/Adventure, Humor & Satire, Movies
  • Tags Action/Adventure, Humor & Satire, Movies

7:00pm

Behind the Scenes of Overwatch’s Newest Hero

Overwatch developers Michael Chu (lead writer), Arnold Tsang (assistant art director), Renaud Galand (lead character artist), and Geoff Goodman (principal game designer) give you a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of developing the story, art, and gameplay for Overwatch’s newest hero. Learn more about Overwatch hero design and participate in Q&A with the developers.

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 6BCF
  1: Programs, Video Games
  • Tags Video Games

7:00pm

Costuming and Related Topics for Fans 30 Years Old and Beyond

John D. Callison (award-winning cosplayer and founder of Over30Cosplay), Patricia Tallman (Lyta on Babylon 5, Barbara from Night of the Living Dead), Alfredo Garcia(founding member, ret. U.S. Airforce colonel), Joyce McCarthy (award-winning cosplayer, master level costumer, restoration seamstress), Bernie Bergman (owner, Nerds Like Us), Mario Briones (cosplayer, founding member, Over30Cosplay), Victoria V. Ikerd-Schreiter (professional Wonder Woman double, cosplayer, child advocacy lawyer), and Cindy Nelson (award-winning cosplayer, founding member Over30Cosplay, Renaissance Entertainment Productions staff member) celebrate the history of comics culture, offer couple’s cosplay ideas, and combat negative, age-related, stereotypes. Plus, tips on costume choice, dating and family, age awareness in social media/marketing, and how to combat bullying in the community.

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Costuming, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom, Marriott Programs
  • Tags Costuming, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom, Marriott Programs

7:00pm

Figure Drawing for Popular Media

Emilio Soltero, Ph.D. (John Buscema: A Life in Sketches ; Draw the Line) presents a primer on drawing the figure for popular media, including drawing for comics and character design with a focus on anatomy and figure drawing. Emilio, with Lauren Echevarria (artist), will lecture and demonstrate on figure drawing. There will be time to draw as well. Professionals and beginners are welcome. Bring your drawing supplies to draw models/cosplayers during this interactive presentation.

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 11
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Education
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Education

7:00pm

Independent Creators’ Summit

Indie creators are staking out new territories in comics, web series, animation, and more. The Antidote Trust (TAT), a collective of indie creators, presents a roundtable discussion on the role of independent creators and what it takes to carve out success in this brave new media landscape. Moderator Charlotte (Fullerton) McDuffie(writer, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic; founder, the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics) leads the discussion with Geoffrey Thorne (creator, Prodigal; writer, Ben 10; writer/producer, Leverage; author, Sword of Damocles), Geoff Gerber(president, Lion Forge Comics), Hannibal Tabu (2012 Top Cow Talent Hunt winner; writer, Aspen Universe: Sourcebooks), M. D. Marie (creator, Saints of Winter Valley; writer, Vindication), Nate Wunderman (owner/publisher, Wunderman Comics), and in the center square, TAT co-founder Robert Roach (creator, Menthu; storyboard artist, Insomnia; concept illustrator, Lion-Origin of the Wailers).

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 32AB
  1: Programs, Comics, Education
  • Tags Comics, Education

7:00pm

Monetize Your Comics on LINE Webtoon Discover

LINE Webtoon’s Tom Akel will walk you through how to publish and promote your own IP on the Discover platform, and Patreon’s Heather Wilder will provide details on the partnership between Patreon and LINE Webtoon and how creators can take advantage of the Webtoon creator investment program. Hear from creators who have published their work through Discover while building huge audiences, including Kaitlyn Narvaza (Siren’s Lament), Stephen McCranie (Space Boy), Tiffany Woodall(Late Bloomer), and Sarah Andersen, creator of the hit series Sarah’s Scribbles.

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 4
  1: Programs, Comics, Education
  • Tags Comics, Education

7:00pm

Queer Fear

The LGBTQ community has had a long history with the horror genre, from James Whale’s Frankenstein to the oft-cited “gayest movie of all time,” A Nightmare on Elm Street 2. Does a gay horror genre exist, and if so, what makes it different from mainstream horror? Furthermore, how does the current political climate alter the lens through which viewers celebrate and connect to the macabre? Join Prism Comics and moderator/screenwriter Michael Varrati (Tales of Poe, Darkest Night) and an array of panelists, including Christopher Rice (A Density of Souls, Ramses the Damned), Jaclyn Chessen (Shock Attack), George Aaron Climer (Bear Creek), Gary Entin and Edmund Entin (Seconds Apart, the Rest Stop series), Maria Olsen(Paranormal Activity 3, Starry Eyes), and Ira Madison III (pop culture writer, The Daily Beast).

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 28DE
  1: Programs, Education, Horror and Suspense, Movies
  • Tags Education, Horror and Suspense, Movies

7:00pm

Resident Evil: Vendetta

The Resident Evil franchise returns with the action-packed third installment in the state of the art CG animated series, Resident Evil: Vendetta. Featuring a never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes look at the highly anticipated movie, fans will be treated to insider information from iconic Japanese filmmaker Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge), director Takanori Tsujimoto, and the cast. In addition, fans of the Resident Evil video game will get a chance to hear about the history of one of the bestselling video game franchises of all time from Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who has produced several of the series’ most popular games.

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 25ABC
  1: Programs, Horror and Suspense, Movies
  • Tags Horror and Suspense, Movies

7:00pm

Reunion of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Art Department

Carey Meyer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Scorpion), who designed 110 episodes of the hit TV series, reminisces with members of his art department— Caroline Quinn(Buffy, Angie Tribeca), Will Batts (Buffy, CSI: Cyber), Loni Peristere (Buffy, Angel), David Koneff (Buffy, Rizzoli & Isles)—and answers audience questions.

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 29AB
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Television
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Television

7:00pm

Star Wars’ Dysfunctional Skywalker Family

Twins separated at birth, domestic abuse near a volcano, and child abandonment on desert planets . . . the root of all evil in the Star Wars universe is not the dark side, it’s bad parenting! This panel will look at the future of the Skywalker family and how Kylo Ren’s parents’ divorce may have adversely affected him. Plus, the panel will speculate on what’s to come in Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Join Chris Gore (Film Threat), Chelsea Blackstone (YouTube’s Figure Fights), Jeff Tucker (Gemr CollectorCast) along with guest comedians and Star Wars experts for a fun yet serious look at how poor parenting choices in the Skywalker family led to a galaxy far, far away thrown into chaos.

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 7AB
  1: Programs, Fandom, Movies
  • Tags Fandom, Movies

7:00pm

Villains: Creating the Perfect Antagonist

What makes a great monster or just plain psycho-antagonist? Creators divulge how they come up with fantastic villains and which characters can claim the best villain award. Why do some win our hearts while others creep us out? Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion), Brian Pinkerton (Abducted), Susan Spann (Betrayal at IGA), and Eric Kieron Davis (Star Citizen) will share their perspectives and creative processes, including what key ingredients they focus on when creating vicious characters.

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 9
  1: Programs, Books, Comics, Movies, Television, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Comics, Movies, Television, Writers & Writing

7:00pm

Visual Storytelling and Comics Art Fundamentals

Take this crash course on how to create powerful, readable comic book art through understanding the basic fundamentals that make comic art different from illustration, painting, and storyboarding. Learn how to make a story flow, how to lead the eye, how to use the page to your advantage as a storyteller, what to plan for, and when to go big and when to go small. It’s all covered by the experts from Comics Experience, Andy Schmidt (Marvel, IDW) with Reilly Brown (Deadpool) and Rickey Purdin (Marvel’s talent manager).

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 2
  1: Programs, Animation, Art and Illustration, Comics, Education, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Animation, Art and Illustration, Comics, Education, Writers & Writing

7:00pm

What’s Up with Penguin!

Anne Sowards (executive editor, Ace/Roc), Rebecca Brewer (associate editor, Ace/Roc), and Erin Berger (Penguin Young Readers Group) give you the dish on forthcoming books from their authors and licensed properties, such as William Gibson, Marie Lu, Stephen Donaldson, Renee Ahdieh, Patricia Briggs, Stephane Perkins, Ilona Andrews, Traci Chee, Brendan Reichs, Rachel Caine, and many more. You can expect giveaways like finished books or advanced reading copies.

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 23ABC
  1: Programs, Books, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Writers & Writing

7:00pm

Comic Creator Connection #1

Are you a writer with a great idea for a comic book series, but you can’t draw? Or maybe you’re an artist looking to illustrate an incredible story, but you can’t write. Perhaps you’re both looking for someone to collaborate with so you can jumpstart your careers in the comic book industry. At San Diego Comic-Con 2017’s Comic Creator Connection, you just might find each other! San Diego Comic-Con is proud to once again host the Comic Creator Connection, a fast-paced networking event that puts writers and artists together to help them meet new creative partners. Here’s how it works: in two 2-hour sessions—on Friday, July 21, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and Sunday, July 23, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM—writers and artists will sit down across from each other at a table. (And by artists, we mean pencillers, inkers, colorists, etc. All are welcome!) Then, in 5-minute sessions, you will talk one-on-one with each other about your ideas and skills. At the end of each 5-minute period, you will get up and move on to the next person. If you’re interested in furthering the conversation, you’ll exchange contact information. Think of it as speed-dating, but for writers and artists! Sign ups are taken in advance for this event, but space may still be available on site.

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Comic Creator Connection, Marriott Programs, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comic Creator Connection, Marriott Programs, Seminars & Workshops

7:00pm

World Premiere of Batman and Harley Quinn

Animation legend Bruce Timm returns to his Batman: The Animated Series roots with an original tale to mark the 30th entry in the popular DC Universe Original Movies series. Batman and Harley Quinn finds the Dark Knight and Nightwing having their patience tested to the limit when they take a road trip with Harley Quinn to track down her old pal, Poison Ivy—who has some interesting ideas about saving the planet, with or without humanity. Be in the audience for the world premiere, then stick around for silliness on a panel that features executive producer and co-screenwriter Bruce Timm (Batman: The Killing Joke), voice of Batman Kevin Conroy(Batman: The Animated Series), voice of Poison Ivy Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds), voice of Nightwing Loren Lester (Rock ’n’ Roll High School), director Sam Liu (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract), and co-screenwriter Jim Krieg (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox). Moderator Gary Miereanu will follow DCU premiere traditions with special announcements, exclusive prizes for a few lucky fans, and a few potential surprises. Batman and Harley Quinn will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital HD on August 15 and as a Blu-ray Combo Pack on August 29.

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Ballroom 20
  1: Programs, Animation, Comics, Superheroes
  • Tags Animation, Comics, Superheroes

7:00pm

Princess Mononoke Screening

Princess Mononoke is a landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty. Join Her Universe and Hot Topic for Studio Ghibli trivia, prizes, and a special screening of the epic film. Hosted by Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein.

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre
  1: Programs, Animation, Anime & Manga, Horton Grand Theatre Programs, Movies, Ticketed Events
  • Tags Animation, Anime & Manga, Horton Grand Theatre Programs, Movies, Ticketed Events

7:15pm

Cards Against Humanity

The comedy show that is less bad than everyone thought it would be. The Cards Against Humanity writers’ room will improvise scenes based on rounds of the game played live on stage. Suggest your own black cards, and the best ideas will be used in the show. Bad ideas will be mercilessly ridiculed.

Friday July 21, 2017 7:15pm – 8:15pm
Room 6A
  1: Programs, Games, Humor & Satire
  • Tags Games, Humor & Satire

7:30pm

Alien Civilizations

Award-winning science fiction authors, a scientist/futurist, screenwriters, and actors talk about alien civilizations and how to design alien species, ships, and societies for use in storytelling. Featuring Gail Carriger (The Parasol Protectorate series, The Custard Protocol series), Kevin Grevioux (UnderworldI, Frankenstein), Rebekah R. Ganiere (Fairelle series, president of Fantasy Futuristic and Paranormal RWA chapter), Mark O’Bannon (The Dream Crystal, Pirates of the Imperium), Jimmy Diggs(Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: DS9), and David Brin (The Uplift War, Kiln People). Moderated by James Ganiere (chief editor, Fallen Angel Press; CEO, Rio Vista Universal).

Friday July 21, 2017 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Room 8
  1: Programs, Books, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Writers & Writing

7:30pm

An Hour with Adam Savage

Adam Savage is back for his tenth San Diego Comic-Con, and as usual, he’s probably even more excited than you are to be here! This year, Adam will talk about his latest (and greatest) cosplay build and answer any of your questions about his past, present, and future (yes, including MythBusters). But that’s not all—he’ll be welcoming a few surprise guests as well!

Friday July 21, 2017 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Room 5AB
  1: Programs, Education, Fandom, Movies, Television
  • Tags Education, Fandom, Movies, Television

7:30pm

If You Love Something, Make a Book of It

While many writers and artists incorporate their favorite pop culture characters, stories, and universes into their work, some have made the leap from ardent fan to published creator. Come hear the stories of authors and artists who have taken their fan obsessions and turned them into books that further inspire and entertain fans worldwide. Find out how their popular works came to be, what it’s like creating with pop culture icons, and how these works have opened new opportunities for them. Moderator April Whitney (Chronicle Books) talks with Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son, Star Wars: Jedi Academy), Tim Leong (Star Wars Super Graphic), Scott Koblish(Deadpool, The Many Deaths of Scott Koblish), Jenny Parks (Star Trek Cats), and Brandon Bird (Brandon Bird’s Astonishing World of Art).

Friday July 21, 2017 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Room 24ABC
  1: Programs, Books, Comics, Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Comics, Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing

7:30pm

Ray Bradbury and the World of Comics

Orty Ortwein of the Ray Bradbury Museum, Inc. will talk about Bradbury’s career in comics. Learn about the legendary writer’s life-long love of comics, from his boyhood in Waukegan, IL, to his adaptations in EC Comics, to his hand in starting the very first San Diego Comic-Con. Even die-hard fans of Bradbury will find out many little-known facts about the author.

Friday July 21, 2017 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Room 26AB
  1: Programs, Books, Comics, Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Comics, Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing

7:30pm

Friday Playback Room Block #4

The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: AMC’s Preacher, Original Series Outlander, and Netflix: Marvel’s The Defenders. (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.)

Friday July 21, 2017 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Marriott Marina Ballroom DE, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Marriott Playback Room, Marriott Programs, Movies, Television
  • Tags Marriott Playback Room, Marriott Programs, Movies, Television

8:00pm

An Adventure in Digital Storytelling

With the ability to build massive interactive video game worlds and the rise of virtual reality technology, creators now have the ability to tell complex and immersive stories that can span hundreds or even thousands of hours. This group of panelists will discuss how creators can turn a story concept into a boundless world inhabited by countless threads of drama and adventure. Moderator Neo Edmund (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the Red Riding Alpha Huntress series) is joined by Andrew Robinson (senior writer at Blizzard Entertainment, Overwatch), James Waugh (VP development, LucasFilm), Micky Neilson (New York Times bestselling author, World of Warcraft: Ashbringer, The Howling), and Jonathan Callan (writer, Justice League Action;senior writer, Survios).

Friday July 21, 2017 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 11
  1: Programs, Books, Comics, Web, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Comics, Web, Writers & Writing

8:00pm

Bat in the Sun’s Super Power Beat Down

Cast and crew of Bat in the Sun (creators of the hit award-winning web series Super Power Beat Down) lead a fun Q&A as they talk about their upcoming projects, including Valiant’s Ninjak versus the Valiant Universe! Panelists include Aaron Schoenke, Sean Schoenke, Jason David Frank, Kevin Porter, Tatiana Dekhtyar,Bryan Morton, Jonathan Carroll, and a few surprise guests.

Friday July 21, 2017 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 6DE
  1: Programs, Costuming, Fandom, Movies, Television
  • Tags Costuming, Fandom, Movies, Television

8:00pm

Breaking News: Scream and Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory’s Brian Ward (producer), Jeff Nelson (senior marketing director), and moderator Bill Hunt (DigitalBits.com) take you behind the scenes at Shout! Factory and Scream Factory. They’ll have exclusive announcements, sneak peeks from upcoming Blu-ray and DVD releases, and more. Find out what they have in store before anyone outside the Con does!

Friday July 21, 2017 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 4
  1: Programs, Movies, Television
  • Tags Movies, Television

8:00pm

Building Blocks to Indie Comics Success

Galo Gutierrez (COO, Project-Nerd Publishing) joins Neville Howard (creator, Sugar and Space), Alana Marshall (editor, Melbourne Comics), and Mike Speakman (creator, Space Copz) in a discussion on Project-Nerd past initiatives and connections to the Australian indie comics scene and then take a look ahead to projects in 2017/2018 season.

Friday July 21, 2017 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 9
  1: Programs, Comics
  • Tags Comics

8:00pm

Halo Costuming and Props with Anvil Station Part II

Continuing from their WonderCon Anaheim panel, Anvil Station is here with a panel of expert builders to answer your questions about making Halo costumes and props. They’ll provide a brief overview of the common techniques and methods used to create props and armor, followed by a Q&A on topics such as basic construction with foam and fiberglass (James Hall), 3D printing (Alec Richter of Fabled Phoenix Props), casting and molding, painting (Cary Gunnar Lee and J. P. Pollio of Starside Armory), lasercutting (Benedict Choy, Spacemeat The Cosplay), and electronics (Matt Hendricks, a.k.a. AsthMattic). They’ll also demo armor parts and props. Moderated by Tyler Perfect.

Friday July 21, 2017 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Costuming, Marriott Programs, Video Games
  • Tags Costuming, Marriott Programs, Video Games

8:00pm

Hollywood Sci-Fi and Horror Museums

Join the greatest names in sci-fi and horror for the Hollywood Science Fiction Museum and the Hollywood Horror Museum. Founded by Clive Barker, John Carpenter, Greg Nicotero, David Gerrold, Sara Karloff, Ronald D. Moore, and many others, both museums will teach and inspire future filmmakers, astronauts, special effects artists, and more. Props include two Star Trek Enterprise Bridge sets, plus items from Star Wars, The Walking Dead, X-Men, Batman, and nearly every film and TV show in the galaxy!

Friday July 21, 2017 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 7AB
  1: Programs, Fandom, Horror and Suspense, Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
  • Tags Fandom, Horror and Suspense, Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television

8:00pm

John Carpenter’s New Title: Tales of Science Fiction

Co-creator Sandy King Carpenter (They Live, Vampires), writer James Ninness (John Carpenter’s Tales for a Halloween Night, Dust), and letterer Janice Chiang (Conan the Barbarian, Transfomers) talk about the origin of the newest title from award-winning comic publisher Storm King Comics. Storm King is the first place to see new comic worlds from the mind of John Carpenter.

Friday July 21, 2017 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 28DE
  1: Programs, Books, Comics, Horror and Suspense, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Comics, Horror and Suspense, Writers & Writing

8:00pm

Larry Nemecek’s Trekland 2017: TNG at 30 and Discovery at T-minus

For 2017, Larry “Dr. Trek” Nemecek (Portal 47, Star Trek Continues) aims his annual archive deep-dive at the Big 3-0 for The Next Generation and counts the latest Twitter headlines on Discovery ’til it finally hits the streaming screen. As usual, look for all Trek via bloopers, in-jokes, and touchstone visuals—and, if lucky, an extended sneak peek at The Con of Wrath documentary (with DP Neal Hallford) now in postproduction. Plus, images from the Nemecek Trekland archives and a special from the new Portal 47 fan experience!

Friday July 21, 2017 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 29AB
  1: Programs, Fandom, Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
  • Tags Fandom, Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television

8:00pm

Mega64 Panel of Justice Effective Immediately

Rocco Botte, Derrick Acosta, and Shawn Chatfield from the San Diego–born video game show Mega64 are here to discuss the future of our city’s football team and stadium. Just kidding! What a waste of time that would be. They’re here to put on a show full of unseen videos and Q&A along with Garrett Hunter, Eric Baudour, and others!

Friday July 21, 2017 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 25ABC
  1: Programs, Fandom, Humor & Satire, Video Games
  • Tags Fandom, Humor & Satire, Video Games

8:00pm

Using Technology to Create Immersive Worlds in Live Action Role-Play

Both common and unique technologies are being used to plunge live-action role-players and immersive theater audiences into fictional worlds of any genre, from distant futures to medieval fantasies. This panel of experts will show off some of the latest gadgets, software, and hardware being used or developed to enrich immersive and LARP experiences. They’ll provide a demonstration of some devices and an explanation of how to set up your own! With Kristin Brumley (Epic Armoury content manager), Brent Heyning (veteran specialty props and special effects designer; founder of toyshoppesystems.com), Stevenson Streeper (founder and grand puzzlemaster, Puzzalarium.com), Matthew Webb (founder and lead developer, Incognita Limited), and Maya Ziv (director of technology, Event Horizon LARP). Moderated by Aaron Vanek (producer, WaveOneLarp.com).

Friday July 21, 2017 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 23ABC
  1: Programs, Costuming, Games, Web
  • Tags Costuming, Games, Web

8:00pm

Writing the Wrong

Hollywood experts will reveal their “what not to do” lists for writers and those interested in an entertainment career. Panelists include, Silvia Olivas (co-executive producer, Elena of Avalor), Deric A. Hughes (co-executive producer, MTV’s Scream,The Flash), Carole Kirschner (director of WGA Showrunner Training Program), Rob Greenlea (director, The Flash, Supergirl), Kristi Shuton (manager, Disney ABC creative talent development and inclusion), and others. Exclusive “don’t” lists for network writing fellowship/program applicants will also be shared as well as advice on how you can advance diversity and social change with your scripts. Moderated by Ken Choy (Wide Lantern).

Friday July 21, 2017 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 32AB
  1: Programs, Books, Movies, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Movies, Writers & Writing

8:00pm

SYFY Presents the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards

The 29th annual Eisner Awards (the “Oscars” of the comics industry) honor comics creators and works in 30 categories. Presenters for the gala ceremony include actor/comedian Danny Pudi (Community), writer/actor Thomas Lennon (Reno 911), Wonder Woman movie scribe Jason Fuchs, iZombie creator Chris Roberson, Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons, British TV host Jonathan Ross, and Comic-Con special guests Gail Simone, Brian Selznick, Jonathan Maberry, and Paul Dini. Other prestigious awards to be given out include the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award, the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comics Writing, and the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award.

Friday July 21, 2017 8:00pm – 10:30pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
  1: Programs, Awards Ceremonies, Comics, Fandom, Hilton Programs
  • Tags Awards Ceremonies, Comics, Fandom, Hilton Programs

8:15pm

Worst Cartoons Ever!

For the 15th year in a row, Jerry Beck (CartoonResearch.com) will foist upon Comic-Con a new selection of the most terribly written, worst drawn, and unintentionally funniest animated films ever made for television—all for real, all from TV’s glorious golden age! Cartoons will include Comic-Con favorites Mighty Mr. Titan (the physical fitness superhero in a formfitting costume a little too tight for comfort) and Super President (making America great again by donning spandex and going nuclear)! You’ve been warned! And Jerry promises something a little extra awful for his 15th anniversary screening. This, you gotta see!

Friday July 21, 2017 8:15pm – 9:15pm
Room 6BCF
  1: Programs, Animation
  • Tags Animation

8:30pm

Klingon Lifestyles

Klingons, weapons, an invasion into Klingon Space, and a live-action bat’leth sword battle—come join the fun and mayhem for the 24th annual Klingon stage play. Watch the Stranglehold Klingons encounter a new problem for the Empire. Come in your best Trek attire—all alien races welcome. If you love stage plays and badge ribbons, support the only live-action Star Trek fan-based play to boldly go where no play has gone before!

Friday July 21, 2017 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Room 6A
  1: Programs, Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
  • Tags Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television

8:30pm

Tabletop Roleplaying Games in the Digital Era

Tabletop roleplaying games such as Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, FATE, and Dungeon World dominate kitchen tables across the world, but more and more new players are starting their adventures online. Sit down with the minds behind the popular virtual tabletop Roll20 to discuss how these games have migrated to the virtual sphere and what advancements (from character builders to board games) might come next. Additionally, expect talk about how the RPG industry has impacted pop culture from comic books to video games and beyond.

Friday July 21, 2017 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Room 8
  1: Programs, Games
  • Tags Games

8:30pm

Christian Comic Arts Society Mixer

The Christian Comic Arts Society partner with Geeky Guys for God for their annual mixer. This is an opportunity for Christian professionals, fans, artists, and writers to intermingle, socialize, and network. There will be a trivia game, with prizes awarded to those attendees who know their geek trivia. Panelists will include moderator Scott Shuford (FrontGate Media), Joe Queen (Geeky Guys for God), Dan Lynch (Bibleman), Adam Key and Rhyan LaMarr from the forthcoming movie Canal Street, and others.

Friday July 21, 2017 8:30pm – 10:00pm
Room 26AB
  1: Programs, Comics, Fandom
  • Tags Comics, Fandom

8:30pm

The Girl Genius Radio Plays

Kaja Foglio and Phil Foglio offer an exciting, in-universe, extremely noncanonical Girl Genius adventure performed in the style of old-time radio. Audience participation is encouraged.

Friday July 21, 2017 8:30pm – 10:00pm
Room 24ABC
  1: Programs, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Comics, Podcasts
  • Tags Cartooning and Comic Strips, Comics, Podcasts

9:00pm

Major Grom Premiere Screening

This fast-paced action flick raises the genre to a whole new level and has become the first step toward the creation of the BUBBLE Movie Universe. Afterward, there will be Q&A with the film’s creators, Artem Gabrelyanov (writer, producer), Roman Kotkov (creative producer), and Natalia Zaidova (concept artist). Also, everyone who attends the screening will get an exclusive art book, Major Grom: Behind the Scenes.

Friday July 21, 2017 9:00pm – 10:00pm
Room 23ABC
  1: Programs, Action/Adventure, Comics, Humor & Satire, Movies, Superheroes
  • Tags Action/Adventure, Comics, Humor & Satire, Movies, Superheroes

9:00pm

Star Wars Trivia Game Panel

Members of the San Diego Star Wars Society, veteran hosts of trivia panels at Comic-Con International, have prepared an even more challenging contest this year for fans who think they know the galaxy far, far away. Returning this year will be a game round for kids ages 5-11, followed by three adult game rounds (ages 12 and up). All game rounds are conducted in a Last Man Standing format. Come test your knowledge, and you may win some of the thousands of dollars of prizes provided by Star Wars licensees. Trivia panel hosts are Leia Hornedo, Linda Crispien, Brendan Prout, Carlos Munoz, Jessica Woods, and Collin Gomez.

Friday July 21, 2017 9:00pm – 10:00pm
Room 7AB
  1: Programs, Fandom, Games, Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Tags Fandom, Games, Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy

9:00pm

Super Geeked Up: Geeky Improv LIVE!

The Super Geeked Up crew discuss your favorite sci-fi, fantasy, superhero, and video game topics and play fun geek-themed improv games like Superhero Sound Effects, Universal Translator, and the Let’s Geek It On Dating Game! If you like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, you’ll love these geektastic shenanigans. Plus, a ton of audience participation and awesome prizes! Hosted by Jeff Burns (creator/host, Super Geeked Up, DC Action Hour) with special co-host Joanna Sotomura (actress, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Video Game High School), and special guest Katy Townsend (actress, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Fallout 4). And a special sneak peek from TJ Walker of his Phoenix Run series and augmented reality comic book. Don’t miss this super-interactive, award-winning show.

Friday July 21, 2017 9:00pm – 10:00pm
Room 25ABC
  1: Programs, Fandom, Humor & Satire, Web
  • Tags Fandom, Humor & Satire, Web

9:00pm

The Future Is Now

Tal M. Klein (The Punch Escrow), Matthew Mercer (Critical Role), and Charlie Brooker(Black Mirror) discuss how contemporary science fiction has served as a lens into our future. This panel focuses on the core “fictional” technologies dreamed up in science fiction—from teleportation to replication, from cloning to the reversal of aging, to interstellar travel and beyond. A discussion on how the future might be closer than you think—and what that means.

Friday July 21, 2017 9:00pm – 10:00pm
Room 29AB
  1: Programs, Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
  • Tags Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television

9:00pm

The World of Drive

Creator Dave Kellett (Drive, Sheldon) leads the first SDCC behind-the-scenes look at the fan-favorite sci-fi series. And since Drive was nominated for Best Long-Form Comic by the National Cartoonists Society, you’ll be getting sneak peeks of what’s ahead in that long-form story as well as hearing about the new hardcover premiering this weekend at SDCC. Moderated by past CCI “Best Documentary” director Fred Schroeder (Stripped).

Friday July 21, 2017 9:00pm – 10:00pm
Room 9
  1: Programs, Books, Comics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Tags Books, Comics, Science Fiction & Fantasy

9:00pm

Webcomics Advocates: The Webcomics Gathering

Webcomics Advocates co-founders Phil Vecchio and Brendan Creecy (Brax the Alien Rocker, Radio BrendoMan podcast) celebrate and discuss the exciting world of webcomics. Joined by Patrick Scullin (Super Siblings, I Speak Nerd), Eddie DeAngelini(Collectors), Madeleine Holly-Rosing (Boston Metaphysical Society), and moderator Josh Forbes (director, Contracted: Phase II), they will give any webcomic creators in the audience 30 seconds to promote their comics to the crowd. All creators and fans are welcome!

Friday July 21, 2017 9:00pm – 10:00pm
Room 32AB
  1: Programs, Comics, Web
  • Tags Comics, Web

9:15pm

ScreenJunkies: Honest Trailers and All-Star MovieFights Live!

The entire ScreenJunkies team will bring their biggest Movie Fights yet, featuring your favorite fighters and some surprise celebrity guests. Stick around for a never-before-seen Honest Trailer, an exclusive “Honest Comic-Con 2017 Trailer,” and an Honest Q&A with creator Andy Signore, producer Dan Murrell, writers Spencer Gilbert and Joe Starr, and the Epic Voice himself Jon Bailey. Expect host Hal Rudnickand SJ News editor-in-chief Roth Cornet to drop some exclusive ScreenJunkies updates.

Friday July 21, 2017 9:15pm – 10:45pm
Room 6DE
  1: Programs, Animation, Humor & Satire, Movies
  • Tags Animation, Humor & Satire, Movies

9:30pm

Encore Screening: Batman and Harley Quinn

Whether you missed the premiere or just can’t wait to see it again, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is happy to provide a second helping of the new DC Universe Original Movie, Batman and Harley Quinn, which will be available on Digital HD on August 15 and as a Blu-ray Combo Pack on August 29.

Friday July 21, 2017 9:30pm – 11:00pm
Ballroom 20
  1: Programs, Action/Adventure, Animation, Comics, Movies, Superheroes
  • Tags Action/Adventure, Animation, Comics, Movies, Superheroes

9:30pm

Spike & Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation

Not for the faint of heart! This program theatrically premiered The Spirit of Christmas(Matt Stone, Trey Parker), Frog Baseball (Mike Judge), Happy Tree Friends (Kenn Navarro), and Dr. Tran (Breehn Burns, Jason Johnson). Bear witness to the outrageous hilarity of everything possible and impossible in Sick and Twisted Animation. You, the lunatic fringe of society, vote on the films as they screen in front of you. Highlights this year include the new rock song “Cats ‘n Things” sung and played by Honchie with video by Mighty Fudge Studios, not to mention a celebration of 40 years of animation with some great classics like No Neck Joe and Home, Honey I’m High. Meet Spike, who will be introducing the show in person.

Friday July 21, 2017 9:30pm – 11:30pm
Room 6BCF
  1: Programs, Action/Adventure, Animation, Horror and Suspense, Humor & Satire, Movies
  • Tags Action/Adventure, Animation, Horror and Suspense, Humor & Satire, Movies

9:40pm

Hall H and Ballroom 20 Friday Playback Free Play

Didn’t get into Hall H or Ballroom 20 today? Have no fear, a second chance is here! 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 and 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.)

Friday July 21, 2017 9:40pm – 11:00pm
Marriott Marina Ballroom DE, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Marriott Playback Room, Marriott Programs, Movies, Television
  • Tags Marriott Playback Room, Marriott Programs, Movies, Television

10:00pm

Twin Peaks: Part 11 Exclusive Premiere

There is fire where you are going. Catch the exclusive world premiere of Part 11 of the critically acclaimed SHOWTIME limited event series Twin Peaks and be among the first to see the latest clues to a mystery 25 years in the making. One of the most influential series of all time, Twin Peaks left a legacy that continues to inspire some of the most amazing series being made today, and now the story continues in ways “both wonderful and strange.” Watch Twin Peaks Sundays at 9/8 only on SHOWTIME.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00pm – 11:00pm
Room 6A
  1: Programs, Horror and Suspense, Mysteries & Crime Dramas, Television
  • Tags Horror and Suspense, Mysteries & Crime Dramas, Television

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Friday, July 21 10:00am Biographical and Autobiographical Comics Charles Hatfield (comics professor, CSU Northridge) leads a spirited conversation about the spaces between fiction and nonfiction with cartoonists who have worked in fictionalized memoir (Mimi Pond, The Customer Is Always Wrong), fictionalized biography (Sonny Liew, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye), biography (Box Brown,Andre the...