Sunday, July 23

10:00am

Cartooning Snack Shop: Kids Eat (Draw) Free!

At this delicious workshop event, Kristian Andrew Sather (Cartoon Design Revealed) will demonstrate for kids of all ages how to draw tasty cartoon characters using the shapes of produce found at their local grocery stores-e.g., Perry Pear, Allen Apple, Lucy Lettuce, and Suzy Strawberry. All ages are welcome.

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 11
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Kids, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Kids, Seminars & Workshops

10:00am

Comic Pitch Review #2

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 3-5 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.

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Comic Creator Connection, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comic Creator Connection, Seminars & Workshops

10:00am

Emily the Strange Panel Experience

Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger, illustrator Buzz Parker, and special guest the Strangers present their annual Emily the Strange Panel Experience! Along with a unique Emily the Strange her-story lesson, the panelists will discuss the animated feature film in development with Amazon Studios and the final chapter of the all-ages Dark Horse comic book series Emily and the Strangers. They’ll also provide a sneak peek of new artwork from The Art of Emily the Strange: Volume 2 Odds and Ends . Rob and Buzz will discuss their creative process of collaborating for over 13 years and talk about how it all started, Audience participation will be encouraged with plenty of rewards for being strange . Oh, yeah, and bring your Q’s for some A’s . . . Be there! Or get lost!

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 32AB
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Books, Comics, Kids
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Books, Comics, Kids

10:00am

Friendship to the Max with Lumberjanes!

Calling all Lumberjanes fans! With the comics series entering its fourth year, plus a new series of novels from Amulet Books debuting this fall, there’s plenty to talk about around the campfire! Lumberjanes co-creator and co-writer Shannon Watters,Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! author Mariko Tamaki, and Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!artist and Lumberjanes co-creator/original artist Brooke Allen discuss the title’s legacy thus far, what’s in store for Mal, Molly, April, Jo, and Ripley in the comics and the novels, and the importance of hardcore lady types!

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 25ABC
  1: Programs, Comics, Humor & Satire
  • Tags Comics, Humor & Satire

10:00am

IDW’s Ultimate Kids’ Comic Panel!

Star Wars ! The Powerpuff Girls ! DuckTales ! Tangled ! My Little Pony ! Have your attention, kids? Come learn about these awesome comic books and, more important, how to make your own! Hosted by IDW group editor Sarah Gaydos and editor Bobby Curnow, this panel of “grown-ups” including Derek Charm, Haley Mancini, Jake Goldman, and Agnes Garbowska talk about how they make some of your favorite kids’ comics. Plus: free comics for all the kids!

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 23ABC
  1: Programs, Comics, Kids
  • Tags Comics, Kids

10:00am

Open Meeting of the Christian Comic Arts Society

The Christian Comic Arts Society, Geeks4God, and Geeky Guys for God host this Sunday morning meeting. It begins at 9:30 with worship with Brendan Prout, Samand Leia Hornedo, and Josh Sims. Christian professionals in the entertainment industry will discuss their faith and how it influences them in their professions, their decisions, and their creative processes. Panelist will include Sergio Cariello (The Action Bible, Lone Ranger), Rhyan LaMarr (Canal Street), Kelly Fellows (NextGen Foursquare leader), Carmi Greene (actress), Scott Zambelli (Transformers and Star Wars franchises), and moderator Ralph Miley (CCAS president).

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 28DE
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comics
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comics

10:00am

Princess Leia Star Wars Fan Club Tribute Presentation

Join your fellow Star Wars fans for a special tribute in honor of the extraordinary actress Carrie Fisher. Best known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars universe, Carrie’s larger-than-life personality both on and off screen was destined to carve a special place in the hearts of Star Wars fans of all ages. Hear from fellow fans as they share personal stories of how Carrie Fisher inspired them, touched their lives, and will live in everyone’s hearts-always! Hosted by the Star Wars Fan Clubs: Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, R2 Builders, and 501st Legion.

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 6DE
  1: Programs, Fandom, Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Tags Fandom, Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy

10:00am

Spotlight on Gail Carriger

Come meet New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger and ask her all your questions on writing, Steampunk, the publication process, film options, tea, and so much more.

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 4
  1: Programs, Books, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Writers & Writing

10:00am

Spotlight on Paul Dini

Comic-Con special guest Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series, Dark Night: A True Batman Story) is joined by his good friend David Mandel (writer/executive producer, Veep, Seinfeld ; co-author, Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie) for a lively discussion on the many facets of Paul’s career, ranging from comics to Star Wars to Harley Quinn and maybe even to their short time working together on the Clerks animated series. Bring your questions about cartoons, comedy or whatever-these guys will rattle on about pretty much anything.

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 7AB
  1: Programs, Animation, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Movies, Television
  • Tags Animation, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Movies, Television

10:00am

Spotlight on Tom King

Tom King and Constance Ezra (moderator) discuss the everyday tasks of writing a biweekly comic book like Batman compared to a more under-the-radar project like Vision .

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 24ABC
  1: Programs, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Writers & Writing

10:00am

Steven Universe: Art & Origins

Join Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar for her first San Diego Comic-Con intimate conversation as she discusses the making of the official behind-the-scenes art book, Steven Universe: Art & Origins, for the Emmy Award-nominated TV series.Accompanied by Ian Jones-Quartey and the book’s author, Chris McDonnell, she will lead a conversation covering a wide range of topics, including influences; the process in developing the characters, design, and music for Steven Universe ; and art from the new book, plus a fan Q&A.

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 29AB
  1: Programs, Animation, Art and Illustration, Television
  • Tags Animation, Art and Illustration, Television

10:00am

Comic–Con Film School 104

The final day of our comprehensive course on micro-budget movie-making revolves around what to do after your movie is shot. Panelists will go over the basics of postproduction on your home computer as well as what software to use for editing, graphic design, sound design, visual FX, and finally, how to optimize your movie for uploading to the Internet. Panelists includeValerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series),Jack Conway (head of programming, Vision Entertainment), Nick Murphy (writer/director, All Night Skate), and Sean Rourke (writer, Ballistica).

Sunday July 23, 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

The Annual Jack Kirby Tribute Panel

Continuing the celebration of the Kirby Centennial, this is the annual panel about Comic-Con’s first superstar guest, the man they call “The King of Comics,” Jack Kirby. Jack left us in 1994, but his influence on comics, film, and this convention has never been greater. Discussing the man and his work this year are Jim Chadwick (editor at DC Comics), Paul Levitz (former president at DC Comics), Mike Royer (Kirby’s favorite inker), attorney Paul S. Levine, and several highly surprising surprise guests. Naturally, it’s moderated by former Kirby assistant Mark Evanier.

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:15am
Room 5AB
  1: Programs, Anniversaries, Art and Illustration, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Fandom
  • Tags Anniversaries, Art and Illustration, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Fandom

10:00am

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

Ever wonder how pros go about creating new comic stories? Twenty-five year veteran Disney comic creators Patrick and Shelly Block will create an actual short Donald Duck story with audience participation in this creative workshop. Learn firsthand how the Blocks come up with story ideas, plot out their tales, create a good story climax, and lay out a story idea so that it comes to life. This popular workshop is guaranteed to bring a chuckle or two, as terrible things are bound to happen when Donald Duck and his nephews are involved! All ages are invited.

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:30am
Room 2
  1: Programs, Animation, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con How To, Comics
  • Tags Animation, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con How To, Comics

10:00am

CCI–IFF Awards Presentation

The films have been shown-now it’s time to award the recipients of the 2017 Comic-Con Independent Film Festival with their trophies and recognition! Comic-Con’sAdam Neese talks to this year’s trio of judges, filmmaker Steve Desmond(writer/director/producer of last year’s CCI:IFF Judges’ Choice award selection,Monsters), Tamiko Brownlee (stunt performer, actress, motion capture actor, fight coordinator, Halo 5: Guardians, True Blood), and cult horror movie favorite Ted Raimi(Spider-Man film series, Ash vs. Evil Dead), about the films and presents prizes and trophies to the winners.

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:55am
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Awards Ceremonies, CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies |   4: CCI-IFF, Awards Ceremonies, CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies
  • Tags Awards Ceremonies, CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies

10:00am

Food Network’s Chef Duff Goldman Returns

Food Network’s Chef Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes, From Duff Till Dawn, Cake Masters) returns to SDCC with a special surprise to talk about the explosion in popularity of nerd-themed cakes and weddings, how Instagram changed the way we view food, and what’s in store for him as he continues to take over the culinary world one cake at a time. The celebrity chef will discuss with Jessica Tseang (founder Girl on Geek, Fangirl Foods) about how comics and superheroes made their way into his food presentation and the love of baking.

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am – 11:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Fan Culture Programs, Marriott Programs
  • Tags Fan Culture Programs, Marriott Programs

10:15am

Marvel’s Spider-Man World Premiere

Time to roll out the “web carpet,” Spidey fans! Because you’re invited to the world premiere of Marvel Animation’s newest series, Marvel’s Spider-Man ! Hosted by Cort Lane (SVP, animation and family entertainment) and Kevin Shinick (supervising producer, Marvel’s Spider-Man), featuring the MARVELous debut of the new voice of Peter Parker! Be part of the very first audience to see the two-part premiere adventure before it airs later this summer!

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:15am – 11:15am
Room 6A
  1: Programs, Animation, Comics, Superheroes
  • Tags Animation, Comics, Superheroes

10:30am

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

The Winner Twins,Brittany and Brianna, multiple award-winning and national bestselling science fiction authors known for their popular Strand series, will explain how to create your own novel step by step, from building your universe to overcoming writer’s block to the different paths to publishing. The twins have taught their unique creative writing method to hundreds of thousands of convention attendees, teachers, and students across the country. They will be joined by Todd McCaffery (New York Times bestselling author, Dragonriders of Pern), Seanan McGuire (New York Times bestselling author, Hugo and Nebula Award-winner, October Daye series, InCryptid series), and David Gerrold (Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author, screenwriter, The Martian Child, Star Trek, Land of the Lost), as well as other panelists to be announced. They will share their war stories, answer your questions, and teach you how to craft your story idea into a marketable novel, television series, or film franchise. This panel will be in loving memory of Richard Hatch, a friend, teacher, and inspiration to all.

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:30am – 11:30am
Room 8
  1: Programs, Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing

10:30am

Supernatural

Series stars and executive producers answer questions about the shocking events in last season’s intense two-part finale and preview what’s in store for lucky season 13. Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights of your favorite guys from Kansas and maybe a surprise or two! The 13th season of Supernatural will return to Thursdays this fall in its new 8/7c time slot on The CW. The series is produced by Kripke Enterprises Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:30am – 11:30am
Hall H
  1: Programs, Action/Adventure, Horror and Suspense, Television
  • Tags Action/Adventure, Horror and Suspense, Television

10:30am

Comics Arts Conference #13: Other Voices, Other Histories

Braeden Jones (University of Iowa) discusses the ways in which creators of selected didactic comics from Spain, the U.S., and Mexico modified complicated historical facts to present different ideological interpretations of the conquest of Tenochtitlan. Clarissa Goldsmith (Arizona State University) draws from narratological and borderland theory to analyze how Relampago, the Invincible Man, and El Gato Negro reimagine the superhero genre to address social concerns within the Chicanx community. Dwain C. Pruitt (University of Louisville) traces the development of DC Comics’s black heroes as pseudo-Muslims, from the misunderstanding of African American cultural politics in the 1960s and 1970s to African American creators of the Milestone Comics imprint, and highlights 1978’s Superman vs. Muhammad Ali as a turning point.

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:30am – 12:00pm
Room 26AB
  1: Programs, Comics, Comics Arts Conference
  • Tags Comics, Comics Arts Conference

10:30am

World Premiere of LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash

Mystery, Inc. heads to Blowout Beach for a real swinging beach party, but when the Ghost Pirates threaten to crush the good vibes, it’s up to Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, and Velma to get the party back on track and save the day! Be among the first to see this all-new LEGO/Scooby-Doo movie, then stay for a fun-filled panel featuring actors Matthew Lillard (Twin Peaks, The Bridge) and Grey Griffin (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy), the voices of Shaggy and Daphne respectively, alongside producer Rick Morales and director Ethan Spaulding. TV Guide Magazine senior writer Damian Holbrook will moderate the hijinks. LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash will be available on July 25, 2017 on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:30am – 12:00pm
Room 6BCF
  1: Programs, Animation, Kids, Movies, Television
  • Tags Animation, Kids, Movies, Television

11:00am

Capturing Teen Angst

Emotions are never more heightened than when you ae a teenager; every trial and tribulation is the end of the world. Mark Waid (Archie) finds out how to capture a teenager’s dramatic spirit with experts Dean Hale (Calamity Jack), Shannon Hale(Real Friends), Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), Victoria Jamieson(Roller Girl), and Scott Westerfield (Spill Zone).

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 25ABC
  1: Programs, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Fandom, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Fandom, Seminars & Workshops

11:00am

Comics, Beyond the Wall

Eisner Award winners/Brazilian wonder twins Gabriel Bá (Daytripper, Two Brothers) and Fábio Moon (Daytripper, How to Talk to Girls at Parties) talk about the things readers can learn with a wide variety of foreign comics and how everything can be mixed together to end up with something unique and outstanding. They invite you to a session that will bring down the walls that kept you from discovering new and awesome stories.

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 29AB
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comics, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comics, Writers & Writing

11:00am

Discover Creating Comics with Kids: An Interactive Workshop

Comic books are for everyone, and that includes the youngest readers just learning about the world of four-color fantasy. The creators of BOOM! Studios’s upcoming The Not-So Secret Society graphic novel (Matt Daley, Trevor Crafts, Arlene Daley, and Ellen Crafts) present an interactive workshop where you and your school-age children will get hands-on experience in making their own comic-and leave with some fun surprises, too!

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 11
  1: Programs, Comics, Kids, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comics, Kids, Seminars & Workshops

11:00am

Disneybounding 101: An Introduction to the Pop Culture Fashion Phenomenon

Cosplayers Sara Katz-Scher (ThatPrincessGirl) and Neil A. Williams II(LostBoyCosplay) of The Adventure Effect along with Leslie Kay (DisneyBound blog) discuss how to choose, design, shop for, wear, and photograph your Disneybound (Disney-inspired fashionable ensembles) as well as the difference between costuming and Disneybounding.

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Costuming, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom
  • Tags Costuming, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom

11:00am

Fantasy, Diversity, and Inspiring One Another

Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom, and Wonder Woman: Warbringer), Michael Dante DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, and Rebel Genius), and Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone) talk about fantasy across all mediums, diversity in literature and on the screen, and their inspirations for their works. All three creators will discuss their upcoming projects: The Language of Thornsby Leigh Bardugo, Warrior Genius and The Legend of Korra comics by Michael DiMartino, and Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone (both the trilogy and the forthcoming movie adaptation, which has been optioned by Fox 2000). Moderated by Kurt Mattila, film director and editor of such films as Tron: The Next Day and Lies & Alibis. Kurt’s love for filmmaking is rivaled only by his passion for comic books, which he channels through his superhero podcast, The Big Pull.

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 32AB
  1: Programs, Books, Comics, Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Tags Books, Comics, Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy

11:00am

GeekEd #1: Nerdentity

Being a nerd is only one part of your identity. How race, culture, spirituality, background, and other aspects of you intersect with your fandom identity is vital to understanding who you are and what makes you special. Education pros will give you insight into their own “Nerdentity,” explore current identity issues in pop culture, and show you how to utilize this intersection to serve students at your college or university. This panel is one of four specifically focused on college and university staff, faculty, and students.

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
  1: Programs, Fandom, Library Programs
  • Tags Fandom, Library Programs

11:00am

Guide to Illustrating Comics

ComiXology Facebook Live crew Matt Kolowski and Tia Vasiliou host a lineup of talented comics artists including Jock (Batman), Sana Takeda (Monstress), and surprise guests in a discussion about the triumphs, sorrows, tricks, and craft of illustrating comics. What’s the hardest thing to draw? What inspires their work? Who are the artists they admire most? Get the inside scoop from the pros.

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 24ABC
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comics, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comics, Seminars & Workshops

11:00am

Monsters, Mayhem, Magic, and Machines for the Next Generation

Classics like Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Harry Potter, E.T., and Ghostbusterscontinue to find fans year after year in their original and updated iterations. Author panelists explore more tales to entice readers of every age-from fantastical stories of colliding worlds to horrifying tomes of haunted houses and beyond-and discuss how the creators were influenced by the classics. With Armand Baltazar (Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic), Madeleine Roux (House of Furies), Marie Lu(Warcross), Marissa Meyer (Renegades), Amanda Foody (Daughter of the Burning City), and Christina Henry (Lost Boy), led by Cecil Castellucci (Shade the Changing Girl).

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 28DE
  1: Programs, Books, Horror and Suspense, Mysteries & Crime Dramas, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Horror and Suspense, Mysteries & Crime Dramas, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing

11:00am

Spotlight on Bruce Timm

Emmy Award-winning animator/producer/director (and Comic-Con 2017 special guest) Bruce Timm talks about his career in animation, including the 25th anniversary of the ground-breaking Batman: The Animated Series, his latest project, Batman and Harley Quinn (which had its world premiere at Comic-Con on Friday night), and his comics work. Questions and answer session, too!

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 7AB
  1: Programs, Animation, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Movies, Television, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Animation, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Movies, Television, Writers & Writing

11:00am

Spotlight on Liz Suburbia

Liz Suburbia (Sacred Heart, Cyanide Milkshake) sits down to discuss her work and influences with artist and publisher Kevin Czap (Czap Books, Füchi Perf), followed by a Q&A session.

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 4
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics

11:00am

The Secret Origin of Good Readers

Get tips and insights on using comic creation tools to increase learning in your classroom. Special guests: New York Times and USA Today bestseller Anne Elizabeth(Once a SEAL), writer/editor Dave Elliot (The Weirding Willows), librarian Karen Green(Columbia University), New York Times bestseller Marjorie M. Liu (Monstress), and retailer Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics).

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am – 12:30pm
Room 23ABC
  1: Programs, Books, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Education, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Books, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Education, Seminars & Workshops

11:15am

Marvel: ResurrXion

The ResurrXion is upon us! The X-Men have been catapulted back to the forefront of the Marvel universe, and there’s still more to come! join editor-in-chief Axel Alonso,executive editor Nick Lowe, and writers Sina Grace (Iceman), Marc Guggenheim (X-Men Gold), and Christina Strain (Generation X) for an X-citing discussion about the past, present, and future of all things X-Men!

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:15am – 12:15pm
Room 5AB
  1: Programs, Comics, Superheroes
  • Tags Comics, Superheroes

11:15am

Science Fiction, Science Future

SpaceX is developing a reusable passenger rocket, and self-driving cars will soon be in everyone’s garage. Science fiction has become science reality. Where are we heading next? Join the Fleet Science Center as they bring together Andy Weir(author of The Martian), Mike Johnson (writer, Star Trek comics), and other science fiction writers to discuss with local scientists and engineers what the future will hold.

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:15am – 12:15pm
Room 6DE
  1: Programs, Education, Humor & Satire, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Education, Humor & Satire, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing

11:30am

A Conversation About Inclusivity and Diversity in Comics and the Comics Market

Hear a diverse mix of creators and booksellers discuss diverse characters in comics, finding and audience for them, and the impact that the push for inclusiveness has had on the comics both creatively and financially.

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:30am – 12:30pm
Room 8
  1: Programs, Comics, Fandom, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Comics, Fandom, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing

11:30am

Comic-Con How-To: Mental Health and Comics

Edmund Cronin and a panel of comic creators, storytellers, and doctors each have a unique story to share. Comics have been and are being used to bring attention to mental health issues in very thoughtful and provocative ways. Learn about how comics can play a role in reversing the stigma of mental illness and explore ways to understand and connect with love ones from Alex Thomas, M.D. (pediatric allergist, cartoonist, co-founder of Booster Shot Media), Christine Clark, M.D. (psychiatric resident at University of New Mexico, scientist, author), Jeremy Lasman (artist, entrepreneur, inventor, co-founder of the Art and Learning Expedition), Gary Ashwal(health communication specialist, co-founder of Booster Shot Media), Dave Elliott(author of Odyssey, The Weirding Willows, artist, editor-in-chief at Zuiker Press), and Edmund Cronin (artist, evangelist, entrepreneur, public speaker).

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:30am – 12:30pm
Room 2
  1: Programs, Comic-Con How To, Education, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comic-Con How To, Education, Seminars & Workshops

11:30am

Cartoon Voices II

With the smash-hit success of yesterday’s Cartoon Voices I panel, there’s no choice but to do another one-with different but equally talented actors from the world of animation voicing. Once again, moderator Mark Evanier has assembled an all-star dais that will include Neil Kaplan (Transformers, Voltron), Nickie Bryar (Family Guy, American Dad!), Bob Joles (Puss in Boots, SpongeBob SquarePants), Debra Wilson(MADtv, Family Guy), Chuck McCann (Fantastic Four, DuckTales), and probably someone else.

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:30am – 12:45pm
Room 6A
  1: Programs, Animation, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Humor & Satire,Kids, Movies, Seminars & Workshops, Television
  • Tags Animation, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Humor & Satire, Kids, Movies, Seminars & Workshops, Television

11:45am

TNT’s The Last Ship with Eric Dane: Panel and Exclusive Sneak Peek of Season Four

The Last Ship is back for a thrilling fourth season, and it’s time to reenlist! Over the course of the first three seasons, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James has been the central vehicle for the discovery and distribution of the cure to the Red Flu, resulting in near global recovery. After the chilling events at the end of last season, Tom Chandler (Eric Dane) has given up his heroic titles and responsibilities and sought solace-and anonymity-with his family in a small fishing village in Greece. Meanwhile, Captain Slattery (Adam Baldwin) and the crew of the Nathan James have discovered that the virus has “jumped kingdoms” and now infects the world’s food crops, bringing humanity to the brink of global famine. As the ship traverses the Mediterranean in search of a solution that can save the world’s food supply, Chandler encounters his own enemies in Greece. His “hero’s journey” becomes a modern-day retelling of Homer’s Odyssey. Join Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin, Bridget Regan, and showrunner Steven Kane for an exclusive sneak preview of what’s yet to come this season.

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:45am – 12:45pm
Hall H
  1: Programs, Action/Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
  • Tags Action/Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television

12:00pm

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Two Decades with Feeling A 20th Anniversary Celebration

The authors of the upcoming oral history Slayers & Vampires from Tor Books about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman (co-authors of The Fifty-Year Mission) reopen the Hellmouth and look back at the secret history of the slayer who saved the world a lot, in honor of the show’s 20th anniversary. They will also look at what the future might hold for slayage in the 21st century and revisit the underappreciated genius of Angel and the Buffys that never were, featuring some surprise guests.

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 7AB
  1: Programs, Anniversaries, Horror and Suspense, Movies, Television
  • Tags Anniversaries, Horror and Suspense, Movies, Television

12:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #14: The Value of Mental Illness and Trauma: Finding Resilience in Pain

Superheroes are known for their traumatic pasts and for regularly enduring painful beatings. The question of how this affects their personalities is explored by Patrick O’Connor (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Cara Battistella(University of Pittsburgh), and Sean B. Knuth (SBKPhD). Citing recent neurotrauma research, they discuss mental illness and head trauma through recent stories of Batman, Spider-Man, Jessica Jones, Black Widow, and others. Additionally, panelists discuss how these events factor into increasing violent behavior. Panelists will also consider treatment options and how seeking treatment could affect the futures of these characters. If a superhero sought therapy, would they no longer seek justice?

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 26AB
  1: Programs, Comics, Comics Arts Conference, Education, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comics, Comics Arts Conference, Education, Seminars & Workshops

12:00pm

DIY Reboot: The Restorative Power of Fanfic

In a discussion moderated by Jen Stout (fanfic editor, beta reader), panelists Kaylie Allen (multifandom writer), Shannon Conover (fandom blogger), and Phoenix Mendoza (fan artist, writer) explore fanfic’s roots in zine and queer culture, variations across decades and fandoms, sexism concerning how fan works are perceived by the general public, and fanfic’s healing, restorative qualities for readers, writers, and fans.

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Books, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom, Marriott Programs, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom, Marriott Programs, Writers & Writing

12:00pm

GeekEd #2: Shall We Play a Game?

“Play” is all around us, particularly at colleges and universities and especially here at Comic-Con. But how often do people stop to realize how much “play” affects how they live? A panel of game scholars discuss how building better games, identifying the biases within them, and the act of “play” helps people empathize with others and provides them with a guideline for this work on college campuses. Panelists include Aaron Trammell (UC Irvine), Constance Steinkuehler (former senior policy analyst, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy), and other experts. This panel is one of four specifically focused on college and university staff, faculty, and students.

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
  1: Programs, Books, Comics, Education, Library Programs, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Books, Comics, Education, Library Programs, Seminars & Workshops

12:00pm

R2-Builders: How to Make Your Own R2-D2/BB-8?

Get all of the information you need to build your own fully functional droid character from the Star Wars universe. Moderator Victor Franco and panelists Mike Senna,Michael McMaster, William Miyamoto, Joe Font, and Thomas Roeoesli share their knowledge and expertise to make your build a success.

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 11
  1: Programs, Education, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Education, Seminars & Workshops

12:00pm

Spotlight on James Hudnall

James Hudnall (writer, letterer, publisher) has worked at Marvel, DC, Image, Malibu, and Eclipse. He created Harsh Realm, The Psycho, Espers, The Age of Heroes, and many others. He was also part of VIZ’s early slate of manga translations. Explore these and many other highlights of a diverse career with James and artists David Lloyd (V for Vendetta), and Greg Horn (Marvel covers). Moderated by Dr. Terry Cronin (writer, publisher).

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
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

12:00pm

Spotlight on Shannon Hale and Dean Hale

Celebrate the incredible work of the bestselling and award-winning husband and wife team of Shannon Hale and Dean Hale. Shannon has written for kids and adults including the acclaimed graphic novel memoir Real Friends, the Newbery Honor recipient Princess Academy, and Austenland, which was made into a major motion picture. Together, the Hales have co-authored the bestselling Princess in Black chapter book series, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl middle-grade novel, the Eisner-nominated Rapunzel’s Revenge graphic novel and its companion, Calamity Jack, and the upcoming middle-grade novel Monster High/Ever After High: The Legend of Shadow High.

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 4
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Books, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances,Comics, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Books, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Writers & Writing

12:00pm

The Comic Book Elements of Avatar and Korra

Dark Horse and Nickelodeon are excited to treat fans to a panel worthy of Aang himself! Join the creative team behind The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars and other special guests for a further exploration of the world. Fans will also have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge of the elements in a fun trivia competition for awesome prizes! Panelists will be Janet Varney (The Legend of Korra TV series), Irene Koh (The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars), Michael Dante DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender), and Dustin Nelson (social media coordinator at Dark Horse).

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 24ABC
  1: Programs, Animation, Comics, Television
  • Tags Animation, Comics, Television

12:00pm

The Future Is Bleak

All stories require an element of conflict, but some authors see a darker vision than others when they gaze into the future. Panelists Alex R. Kahler (Runebinder), Scott Westerfeld (Spill Zone), Cory Doctorow (Walkaway), Annalee Newitz (Autonomous), and Scott Reintgen (Nyxia) serve as guides to poisoned presents, alternative timeline apocalypses, near and far future dystopias, and other not-so-cheery scenarios with Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Mysterious Galaxy).

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 25ABC
  1: Programs, Books, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing

12:00pm

Toy Pizza: Knights of the Slice Round Table

Calling all Squires of the Slice! Host Jamie King (Marvel’s Daredevil) grills creators Jesse DeStasio and Nicky Fung on the fate of their YouTube show Toy Pizza as well as what’s next for the smash-hit action figure line, Knights of the Slice. Attendees will get a first look at the future toy releases and have a chance to win them months before they hit the market. Gluten-free pizza recipes available upon request.

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 29AB
  1: Programs, Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Comics, Fandom, Humor & Satire, Superheroes,Web
  • Tags Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Comics, Fandom, Humor & Satire, Superheroes, Web

12:00pm

Ball-Jointed Dolls

Doll creators, owners, and enthusiasts discuss the world of ball-jointed resin dolls from companies such as Volks, FairyLand, LUTS, Iplehouse, and many others. Featuring industry professionals Sarah Kim; Bo Bergemann, creator behind Bo Bergemann Dolls; Sher Rhein, chair of BJDC in Austin; and customizer Pam Ford of PamSDminiCostuming on Etsy. Panelists will discuss the artistic processes behind the creation and customization of ball-jointed dolls as well as information about the expanding BJD collector community. You’ll have the opportunity to learn the basics about BJDs, pick up tips on customizing, maintaining, and photographing these beautiful dolls, and learn about the BJD collector community. It’s a great opportunity to experience the different types of dolls from tiny to towering in the world of BJDs.

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 32AB
  1: Programs, Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Fandom
  • Tags Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Fandom

12:00pm

Comic Creator Connection #2

Are you a writer with a great idea for a comic book series, but you canâ

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Comic Creator Connection, Comics, Marriott Programs, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comic Creator Connection, Comics, Marriott Programs, Seminars & Workshops

12:00pm

CCI–IFF Award Winners Showcase

(Winners and times TBA)
The films have been shown-now it’s time to award the recipients of the 2017 Comic-Con Independent Film Festival with their trophies and recognition! Comic-Con’sAdam Neese talks to this year’s trio of judges, filmmaker Steve Desmond(writer/director/producer of last year’s CCI:IFF Judges’ Choice award selection,Monsters), Tamiko Brownlee (stunt performer, actress, motion capture actor, fight coordinator, Halo 5: Guardians, True Blood), and cult horror movie favorite Ted Raimi(Spider-Man film series, Ash vs. Evil Dead), about the films and presents prizes and trophies to the winners.

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Awards Ceremonies, CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies |   4: CCI-IFF, Awards Ceremonies, CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies
  • Tags Awards Ceremonies, CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies

12:15pm

CBLDF Live Art Jam

Celebrate creative freedom by seeing art made right before your eyes! The CBLDF Live Art Jam brings together a variety of comics artists, including acclaimed creator of The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Sonny Liew, award-winning March artist Nate Powell, and other special guests who will make art on the spot and share their perspectives on censorship and the creative process. Watch live art being created, learn about censorship, and bid to win the pieces made during the panel! All proceeds benefit the important free speech work of CBLDF.

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:15pm – 1:45pm
Room 5AB
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, CBLDF Events, Comics
  • Tags Art and Illustration, CBLDF Events, Comics

12:15pm

World Premiere of LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain

Missing memories provide an intriguing mystery for our young female protagonists in the all-new animated film, LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain. See the world premiere of this film, the first LEGO entry in the worldwide DC Super Hero Girls franchise phenomenon, then stay for a fun panel featuring the voices of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy—Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery), Tara Strong (The Fairly Oddparents, My Little Pony), and Anais Fairweather (DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games), respectively, alongside producer Rick Morales (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders), director Todd Grimes(Back at the Barnyard), and screenwriter Jeremy Adams (Monsuno). DC All Access host Tiffany Smith moderates. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment, and the LEGO Group, LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment July 25, on digital HD, and August 8 on DVD.

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:15pm – 1:45pm
Room 6BCF
  1: Programs, Animation, Comics, Movies, Superheroes
  • Tags Animation, Comics, Movies, Superheroes

12:30pm

Fantasy Novels

Learn about writing fantasy novels, publishing, and book-to-movie adaptations from New York Times bestselling authors Gail Carriger (The Parasol Protectorate), Robin Hobb (Assassin’s Apprentice), Seanan McGuire (October Daye), and Mary Pearson (The Remnant Chronicles). Moderated by Henry Herz (Cap’n Rex & His Clever Crew).

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room 8
  1: Programs, Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing

12:30pm

The Secret Origin of Good Readers Breakout Session

Create a comic book from scratch with industry pros. Join New York Times and USA Today bestseller Anne Elizabeth (Once a SEAL), writer/editor Dave Elliot (The Weirding Willows), librarian Karen Green (Columbia University), New York Timesbestselling author Marjorie Liu (Monstress), and retailer Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics).

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room 23ABC
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con How To, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comic-Con How To, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing

12:30pm

Women of Marvel

From Ms. Marvel to the A-Force, from Twitter to tumblr, the subject of women in comics has been one of the most talked-about in comics recently. Join the conversation as women from multiple disciplines in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry. Panelists include content development director Sana Amanat,producer Judy Stephens, and more special guests to be announced.

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room 6DE
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comics, Superheroes, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comics, Superheroes, Writers & Writing

12:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Proper Pitching and Self-Promotion

Find out what it takes to present a proper pitch to a client or company. You will learn about presentation, body language, elevator pitches, standing out, interview skills, and how to make an opportunity when there isn’t one. Presented by Bryan Tillman,the owner and CEO of the Kaiser Studio Productions, a production studio for comics, toys, animation, and games.

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Room 2
  1: Programs, Comic-Con How To, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comic-Con How To, Seminars & Workshops

1:00pm

Bizarre States

Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News and Mothership) and Andrew Bowser (creative producer/host) take on the weird, wacky, and wonderful world of the paranormal, true crime, occult, and just plain odd. Topics run the gamut from strange news á la “Weird of the Week” to the ongoing feline saga in “Bowser’s Backyard.” Join in as they pull back the curtain on the supernatural, all while they mercilessly make fun of each other.

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 6A
  1: Programs, Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Web
  • Tags Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Web

1:00pm

Browncoats Meeting Room

Calling all Big Damn Heroes! Come join fellow Firefly fans as the California Browncoats share news of the ‘verse. Wear a cunning hat. Who knows what could happen? There’s no better way to share your love for Firefly, and it’s a lot more practical than starting a fight in an Alliance-friendly bar on U-day.

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Costuming, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Tags Costuming, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy

1:00pm

Cartoon Art Museum Workshop: Manga Stardom for Beginners

Love reading manga like Yotsuba&!, Tokyo Ghoul, The Legend of Zelda, Death Note, Attack on Titan, One-Punch Man, or Chi’s Sweet Home? Learn how to draw your own manga with the Cartoon Art Museum in this beginner workshop based on Sakura of America’s how-to series, Manga Start! Try drawing cartoons for the first time or practice basic skills. Supplies provided by Sakura. Plus, win Sakura Manga Start booklets and starter kits giveaways for active participants! Kids and adults welcome!

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 11
  1: Programs, Anime & Manga, Art and Illustration, Comics, Kids, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Anime & Manga, Art and Illustration, Comics, Kids, Seminars & Workshops

1:00pm

Chicano Comics

In Mexico and other Latin American countries, reading comic books and comic strips has long been an accepted form of entertainment and even a potential mode of cultural and political learning and transgression. As a storytelling medium, the comic is especially attractive to Latinos and Latinas. Comic books cost little to make. They offer the possibility of a grassroots-style distribution on the Internet and by word of mouth. Most American comics fans are unfamiliar with Latino comics south of the border or indeed the magical realist world presented in mural, painting, and even graffiti form. This is the third continuous year Comic-Con has welcomed Latino artists, cartoonists, and exhibitors to talk about graphic narratives in the Chicano culture. This panel is honored to have the presence of Juan Felipe Herrera, the recent poet laureate of both California and the entire U.S., as well as renowned Peruvian muralist Mario Torero, former Logan resident Lalo “La Cucaracha” Alvarez,Mexican graphic novelist Charles Glaubitz (whose latest graphic novel, Star Seeds, is the subject of an exhibition by the Bread and Salt Gallery in Logan), and the San Diego Free Press cartoonist Joaquin Junco Jr. (Junco Canché). David Favela is the owner of Border X at the center of the Logan community, which provides music nearly every night and a gallery featuring local artists.

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 25ABC
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Books, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Comics, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Books, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Comics, Fan Culture Programs, Fandom

1:00pm

Danger & Eggs

Danger & Eggs, a new Amazon Original for kids, follows the endless adventures of a fearless, teal-haired girl named D.D. Danger (Aidy Bryant) and her ever-cautious best friend, a giant talking egg named Phillip (Eric Knobel). D.D. is always chasing her next big thrill, and luckily for her, Phillip is always there by her side with jerry-rigged safety mechanisms to make her thrill-seeking dreams come true. Join moderator Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead@midnight) as he talks with the show’s voice talent Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) and Eric Knobel (Huge Theater), along with guest voice talent Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up), Jasika Nicole (Fringe), Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), and the show’s creators Shadi Petosky (Yo Gabba Gabba!, MAD) and Mike Owens (Yo Gabba Gabba!, Animaniacs), for a screening of an episode of Danger & Eggsand an audience Q&A. Danger & Eggs is available to stream now on Amazon Prime Video.

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 24ABC
  1: Programs, Animation, Humor & Satire, Television, Web
  • Tags Animation, Humor & Satire, Television, Web

1:00pm

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: BBC America Official Panel

Join stars Elijah Wood (Todd Brontzman), Samuel Barnett (Dirk Gently), Hannah Marks (Amanda Brontzman), Jade Eshete (Farah Black), Fiona Dourif (Bart), Mpho Koaho (Ken), and new to season two, Alan Tudyk (Mr. Priest) and Tyler Labine(Sherlock Hobbs) when they descend on Hall H with writer and executive producer Max Landis (Bright) and showrunner Robert Cooper (Stargate Atlantis). Moderated by Kevin Smith, the panel will chat with fans about how everything was connected in season one and provide an exclusive sneak peek at season two. Inspired by Douglas Adams’ (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Doctor Who) acclaimed novel and from the studio of The Walking Dead, WIRED says the BBCA original series “has all the makings of a new cult favorite” and the Hollywood Reporter says it’s “a fun, absurdist story that will have loads of weird twists and turns.” Season one is available to binge on BBCAmerica.com, BBC America App, and On Demand from July 1-31. Season two premieries this fall on BBC AMERICA.

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Hall H
  1: Programs, Humor & Satire, Television, Web
  • Tags Humor & Satire, Television, Web

1:00pm

GeekEd #3: Caring for the Nerd Mind

Teachers, education administrators, and student affairs professionals are being called to respond to a wide variety of mental health concerns across the education landscape, with students today managing greater educational debt, digital identities, and high expectations for academic performance. This panel of educators and mental health experts share how they have applied their passion for fandom and the lessons they’ve learned from superheroes to develop new best practices for promoting mental health in schools and on campuses. This panel is one of four specifically focused on college and university staff, faculty, and students.

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
  1: Programs, Education, Library Programs, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Education, Library Programs, Seminars & Workshops

1:00pm

Keeping it Funny

Abraham Riesman of Vulture discusses the breadth of humor and satire possible in the medium of comics. He’s joined by Mimi Pond, whose fictionalized memoir The Customer Is Always Wrong is rich with the slang and jokes of 1970s Bay Area counterculture; R. Sikoryak, whose satirical takes on the 2016 presidential election online and tech jargon in Terms and Conditions have delighted readers everywhere; Gemma Correll, whose relatable comics about anxiety and pets appear on The Guardian and are collected in The Worrier’s Guide to Life ; and Simon Hanselmann,whose meticulously watercolored stoner witch comics (published on his tumblr and in books such as Megahex and One More Year) are soaked in a black humor.

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 28DE
  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

1:00pm

Minecraft Books

Bestselling author Max Brooks (World War Z) and editor Sarah Peed (Del Rey Books) discuss Minecraft’s first official novel, Minecraft: The Island, along with other official Minecraft books.

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 7AB
  1: Programs, Books, Kids, Video Games, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Kids, Video Games, Writers & Writing

1:00pm

Spotlight on Sarah Glidden

Sarah Glidden is the bestselling author of 2016’s Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq, an inquiry into journalism and the legacy of the Iraq War that offers a portrait of the humanitarian crises in the region. In 2010, she published the acclaimed graphic memoir How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less . Rob Salkowitz(Forbes; University of Washington communications department) leads a wide-ranging conversation with Glidden.

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 4
  1: Programs, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Writers & Writing

1:00pm

What’s Hot in Young Adult Fiction!

Strong protagonists, engrossing romance, humor, action, and deeper questions of identity-that’s what’s hot! Join in for this popular annual Q&A session and chat about the newest titles and trends in YA fiction. Moderated by Nathan Bransford (How To Write a Novel) and featuring Jennifer Armentrout (The Problem with Forever), S. Jae-Jones (Wintersong), Lish McBride (Pyromantic), Brendan Reichs (Nemesis), Beth Revis(Star Wars: Rebel Rising), Jason Reynolds (Long Way Down), Megan Whalen Turner(Thick as Thieves), Kiersten White (And I Darken), and Nicola Yoon (Everything, Everything).

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 29AB
  1: Programs, Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing

1:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #15: Fangirls

Angela Chiarmonte (University of Colorado Boulder) analyzes how Ms. Marvelresonates with the Millennial generation by rejecting and subverting stereotypes of Millennials. Caitlin O’Shea (Reed College) addresses how women as comic fans, retailers, and creators navigate a space that is traditionally masculine and hostile to their gender. Angelica Kalika (University of Colorado Boulder) uses fan interpretations of Spider-Gwen texts to define Spider-Gwen’s connection to feminist and millennial speech communities.

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Room 26AB
  1: Programs, Comics, Comics Arts Conference, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comics, Comics Arts Conference, Seminars & Workshops

1:30pm

Comics Art Live for Kids

How do you tell a story in comics format? Three comics creators- Nidhi Chanani(Pashmina), MK Reed (Science Comics: Dinosaurs), and Alison Wilgus (Science Comics: Flying Machines)-come together to tell your stories, working with audience prompts to put together a comic right in front of your eyes. This panel is great for kids and families. Moderated by Dawn Rutherford (Brier Library).

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Room 23ABC
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comics, Kids, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comics, Kids, Seminars & Workshops

1:30pm

Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes

Jack Bender (EP/director, Lost, Under the Dome), Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful), Kelly Lynch (The L Word), Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men, The Practice), and Breeda Wool (UnREAL) discuss their new original series on AT&T Audience Network based on the bestselling Stephen King novel, which follows a demented killer who taunts a retired police detective and the crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again.

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Room 8
  1: Programs, Books, Horror and Suspense, Mysteries & Crime Dramas, Television, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Horror and Suspense, Mysteries & Crime Dramas, Television, Writers & Writing

1:45pm

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

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Room 6DE
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comics, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comics, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing

1:45pm

Image Comics: Your New Favorite Series

What’s your favorite book from Image Comics? Are you ready to meet your next favorite series? Drop in on this panel and listen to Cullen Bunn (Regression), Jim Mahfood (Grrl Scouts), Grace Ellis (Moonstruck), and Shae Beagle (Moonstruck) tell you about their new projects, discuss creating, and recommend favorite comics of their own.

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Room 5AB
  1: Programs, Comics
  • Tags Comics

2:00pm

Colored Pencil 101 With Melanie Gillman

In this workshop, Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies) will walk you through the basics of drawing comics in colored pencil! You’ll learn tips and tricks for choosing color palettes, shading, rendering, and adding finishing touches in a fun hands-on event. All ages/skill levels welcome and no previous experience necessary.

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 28DE
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics,Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Seminars & Workshops

2:00pm

Cover Story: The Art of the Cover

What does it take to make a great cover for a comic book? Let’s ask five of the top artists . . . all folks who’ve created some of the best. Come hear the “shop talk” of Arthur Adams (Longshot, Monkeyman and O’Brien), Mike Grell (The Warlord ; Jon Sable, Freelance), Joyce Chin (America, Deadpool the Duck), Joe Staton (E-Man, Dick Tracy), and Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead). Moderated by Mark Evanier.

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 25ABC
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics,Fandom
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Fandom

2:00pm

Doctor Who: BBC America Official Panel

BBC America’s Doctor Who returns to San Diego Comic-Con for the final Hall H panel with star Peter Capaldi. Fans will have an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special—the final episode starring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and written by Emmy Award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat. Join Peter Capaldi (the Doctor), Pearl Mackie (Bill), Matt Lucas (Nardole), Michelle Gomez (Missy), writer and actor Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), and showrunner Steven Moffat (Sherlock) for a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick that will celebrate Christmas in July and share one last look back at their time with the iconic global hit series with fans. Watch the entire critically acclaimed new season of Doctor Who now on BBCAmerica.com, BBC America App, and On Demand.

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Hall H
  1: Programs, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
  • Tags Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television

2:00pm

Fantastic Fans and Where to Find Them: Rowling Along in 2017

Moderated by Heidi Tandy (FictionAlley, Organization for Transformative Works), journalist Elizabeth Minkel (New Statesman, Fansplaining), Kat Miller (MuggleNet), educator Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas (the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education), event organizer Adrienne Alwag (Dumbledore’s Army [LA]), and creative fans like writer/director/actor Nick Lang (A Very Potter Musical, StarKid Productions), novelist Alexa DiGennaro (Brightly Burning), fan filmmaker Justin Zagri(Severus Snape and the Marauders), theatrical producer David Carpenter (Puffs; or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic), and a representative of U.S. Quidditch discuss the magic of new canon on stage, on screen, in amusement parks, in libraries, and, of course, online and the excitement and creativity that makes our Harry Potter fandom so magical 20 years after the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone .

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 6BCF
  1: Programs, Books, Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Tags Books, Fandom, Science Fiction & Fantasy

2:00pm

GeekEd #4: Comics in Secondary Education

How can you bring your love of comics into your role as a K-12 educator, and how can you utilize comics to prepare students for college, not only academically but also socially? Teachers from California schools discuss incorporating comics, including Ms. Marvel, Batman, Maus, Persepolis, and Pride of Baghdad, into English, world history, psychology, and special education courses. Take students from the comics panel to the dormitory! This panel is one of four specifically focused on college and university staff, faculty, and students.

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
  1: Programs, Education, Library Programs, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Education, Library Programs, Seminars & Workshops

2:00pm

Hanna-Barbera 60th Anniversary

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment salutes the 60th anniversary of legendary Hanna-Barbera Studios with a panel led by artists and writers who worked side by side with the cartoon icons. Join Alan Burnett (The Smurfs), Spike Brandt (Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz), Tony Cervone (Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery), author and animation historian Jerry Beck, and some surprise guests for a look inside the making of The Flintstones, Jonny Quest, The Jetsons, Magilla Gorilla, Hong Kong Phooey, Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines, The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, Top Cat, Wacky Races, The Yogi Bear Show, and more.

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 7AB
  1: Programs, Animation, Anniversaries, Humor & Satire, Kids, Television
  • Tags Animation, Anniversaries, Humor & Satire, Kids, Television

2:00pm

Introducing Nickelodeon Splat Attack from IDW Games

IDW Games invites fans of tabletop games and the classic ’90s Nickelodeon cartoon lineup to join them in an in-depth discussion of the just announced board game Nickelodeon Splat Attack, an action-packed, all-out food-fight featuring many of your favorite Nickelodeon characters from the ’90s. Attendees will not only get an inside look at how board games come to fruition but also get a sneak peek at the roster of characters that will make up Nickelodeon Splat Attack!

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 4
  1: Programs, Animation, Comics, Games, Television
  • Tags Animation, Comics, Games, Television

2:00pm

Manga Tutorials for Kids

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 11
  1: Programs, Animation, Anime & Manga, Art and Illustration, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Animation, Anime & Manga, Art and Illustration, Seminars & Workshops

2:00pm

Niko and the Sword of Light

Niko and the Sword of Light is based on the motion graphic comic by Imaginism Studios, Inc. (the studio behind character and concept designs for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Men in Black 3) and Studio NX (The Carrot and Rabbit Show, Tree Fu Tom). Executive produced by Rob Hoegee (Generator Rex, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks, Teen Titans) and animated by Titmouse (Motorcity, Metalocalpyse, Turbo FAST, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja), Niko and the Sword of Light follows 10-year-old Niko, who is the last of his kind in a strange, fantastical world. He must embark on an epic quest to defeat the darkness and bring the light back to his land. Armed with his magic sword, brave Niko journeys to the Cursed Volcano, making new friends and powerful foes along the way, all while uncovering secrets about his mysterious past. Moderator Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) is joined by the show’s voice talent Kari Wahlgren (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness), Dee Bradley Baker(American Dad!), and Jim Cummings (Shrek), along with Rob Hoegee, Imaginism’s Bobby Chiu, and Studio NX’s Jim Bryson for a special screening of a brand new episode and audience Q&A.

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 24ABC
  1: Programs, Animation, Comics, Web
  • Tags Animation, Comics, Web

2:00pm

No Tow Trucks Beyond Mars

David Rosing (NASA JPL Mars Sample Return system engineer), Shonte J. Tucker(JPL thermal engineer), and Laura Kerber (NASA JPL Mars research scientist) discuss how scientists can boldly go where there’s no one around to fix it. Hear stories from the trenches about the heartbreaks, close calls, and adventures of real-life solar system exploration. Q&A session following.

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 32AB
  1: Programs, Education, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Education, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Seminars & Workshops

2:00pm

Raising Heroic Girls

A look at how heroic comics, movies, and toys can inspire girls to be more confident and successful by combatting harmful gender norms that can hold them back. A panel of experts will participate in a session moderated by John Marcotte (founder of Heroic Girls).

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Comics, Fan Culture Programs, Movies
  • Tags Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Comics, Fan Culture Programs, Movies

2:00pm

So You Want to Start Reading Comics?

Want to sample new titles? Looking to binge-read some classics? It’s easier than ever with comiXology Unlimited-the subscription service that allows you to explore thousands of comics, graphic novels, and manga absolutely free with a 30-day trial. Get the latest on this awesome initiative from comiXology Facebook Live crew Matt Kolowski and Tia Vasiliou and special guests as they offer suggestions on where to dive in. Moderated by comiXology marketing maven Ivan Salazar.

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 29AB
  1: Programs, Comics, Seminars & Workshops, Web
  • Tags Comics, Seminars & Workshops, Web

2:00pm

Comic-Con How-To: Making Magic Believable

Are you a writer or aspiring writer looking to improve your skills? Do you want to learn some tricks of the trade when it comes to creating enjoyable magic systems for your stories? If so, Maxwell Alexander Drake will break 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.

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 2
  1: Programs, Books, Comic-Con How To, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Seminars & Workshops,Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Comic-Con How To, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing

2:15pm

Starship Smackdown: The Revenge

The must-see panel of Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim, as profiled on NPR’s All Things Considered, returns, but this time it’s personal. Who will duke it out for the highly coveted Smackdown title this year? Can the Starship Enterprise defeat an Imperial Star Destroyer? Will Rogue One be assimilated by a Borg cube? Will the Nostromo be taken over by Rathars? And will the Jefferson Starship ever win anything (not to mention, did they actually build Caprica on rock and roll)? Here from sage classic spaceshipologists Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), Steven Melching(Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Kay Reindl (Dead of Summer, Scream), Christian Gossett (The Red Star), Daren Dochterman (Hollywood conceptual illustrator), Jose Molina (The Tick, Agent Carter), Robert Meyer Burnett (The Hills Run Red, Free Enterprise), Bobak Ferdowsi (JPL’s “Mohawk Guy”), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), and Mark A. Altman (St. Martin’s The 50 Year Mission, Tor Books’s Slayers & Vampires).

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:15pm – 4:15pm
Room 6A
  1: Programs, Fandom, Humor & Satire, Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
  • Tags Fandom, Humor & Satire, Movies, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television

2:30pm

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

Comic-Con offers students of popular culture an amazing venue to study how culture is marketed to and practiced by its fans. Jesse Booker (Radford University), Blythe Bull (Hendrix College), Borin Chep (University of Nebraska at Omaha), Conner DuRose (Radford University), Kristi Fleetwood (City University of New York), Carlos Flores (Arizona State University), Kyle Hanners (California State University, Sacramento), Sarah Irby (Lynchburg College), Morgan Mitchell (Wittenberg University), and DeAnna Volz (Wittenberg University) present initial findings from a week-long ethnographic field study of the intersection of fan practice at the nexus of cultural marketing and fan culture that is Comic-Con 2017. Matthew J. Smith(Radford University) moderates.

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Room 26AB
  1: Programs, Comics Arts Conference, Education, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comics Arts Conference, Education, Seminars & Workshops

2:30pm

United Nations + Comics = Saving the World

Comics Uniting Nations is bringing together artists and writers from around the world to create comics to promote global awareness and support for the UN’s sustainable development goals. The panel, moderated by Natabara Rollosson (co-founder, Comics Uniting Nations) and Shannon O’Shea (UNICEF), will promote discussion on how everyone can become superheroes to make the goals a reality. Panelists include Debbie Margolis Horwitz (creator, Annie Sunbeam and Friends), fan-favorite artist Bernard Chang, Ovie Mughelli (former NFL All-Pro fullback), Matt Bahr (NFL artist), Denis Thomopoulos (Hippo Works), and CUN co-founder Josh Elder (Reading with Pictures).

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Room 23ABC
  1: Programs, Comics, Education, Fandom, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comics, Education, Fandom, Seminars & Workshops

2:30pm

The Comic-Con International Masquerade Replay

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Room 8
  1: Programs, Costuming, Masquerade
  • Tags Costuming, Masquerade

2:45pm

Will Eisner at 100: The Real World of Publishing Comics

Andrea Colvin (Lion Forge), Gina Gagliano (First Second), Kurt Hassler (Yen Press), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat), and Filip Sablik (BOOM! Studios) talk about the challenges and opportunities of selling graphic novels into traditional book markets. Moderated by John Shableski (Will Eisner Studios and Udon Entertainment).

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:45pm – 3:45pm
Room 5AB
  1: Programs, Anniversaries, Comics
  • Tags Anniversaries, Comics

3:00pm

Alexander Simmons Workshop

Adventure, science, satire, history, and the human condition-these are just some of the areas artists and writers have explored through the world of comics and graphic novels over the years. Now kids can experience part of this creative magic when comics pro Alex Simmons brings them into an exciting, hands-on creative arts workshop. Kids will learn the basics of creating a comic book character and plot, as well as key jobs and terminologies.

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 11
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics,Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Seminars & Workshops

3:00pm

Diamond Select Toys: Select Figures and More!

President Chuck Terceira, sculptor Jean St. Jean, Gentle Giant’s Adam Van Wickler,and painter Jason Wires discuss DST’s Select action figures, statues, and busts. See previews of toys from Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Dark Tower, Ghostbusters, Pacific Rim: Uprising, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Gotham, The Defenders, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, and more! Q&A with prizes, moderated by Zach Oat(ToyFare magazine).

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 24ABC
  1: Programs, Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Comics, Movies, Television
  • Tags Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Comics, Movies, Television

3:00pm

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Join creators of the smash-hit Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu television series and LEGO Ninjago toys for an in-depth look behind the scenes. Writers Kevin and Dan Hageman, showrunner Tommy Andreasen, senior creative director Simon Lucas,and IP lead Nelson Lamonica go under the hood and explore the Ninjago universe. Plus, sneak peeks and an appearance from voice talent of the hit show. Moderated by Brian Bowler (marketing director).

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 7AB
  1: Programs, Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Games, Kids, Movies
  • Tags Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Games, Kids, Movies

3:00pm

NOTORIUM: Title Announcement with Creator Terry Crews

Making his creative debut in the comic book arena, actor/creator Terry Crews(Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Expendables series) presents his new sci-fi miniseries NOTORIUM through studio AHR Visions, LLC. Crews and the creative team will discuss the comic, plans for the property, and the need for expanding reflective diversity within the comics and entertainment multimedia platform.

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 6DE
  1: Programs, Comics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Tags Comics, Science Fiction & Fantasy

3:00pm

Oya Mando: 10 Years and Hunting

Have you ever wanted to ask a Mandalorian how to build a set of armor or why they built it? Now’s your chance! Meet with veterans of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club and ask your questions. They will cover a wide array of topics, such as parts of the armor, materials, tools, and assembly, as well as who they are and why they do what they do.

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  1: Programs, Costuming, Fandom, Marriott Programs, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Tags Costuming, Fandom, Marriott Programs, Science Fiction & Fantasy

3:00pm

Spotlight on Nathan Hale

Watch Nathan Hale draw over 20 pages live as he narrates the “Lost” Hazardous Talesstory-the story too weird, too gross, and too dumb to be in any of his books. Kids, fans of live cartooning, and history buffs will enjoy this performance. Hale is the author of the Eisner-nominated New York Times bestselling Hazardous Tales series. The six-book series on American history is gruesome, silly, fun, and nonfiction.

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 4
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics

3:00pm

Super Asian America

With live-action versions of Death Note and Ghost in the Shell, Hollywood keeps mining Asian culture for inspiration-while sidelining Asian people. At the same time, series like Into the Badlands and Master of None demonstrate how successful shows with Asian leads can be. The state of Super Asian America in 2017 is assessed by panelists Will Choi (Asian AF), Deric Hughes (The Flash), Angela Kang (The Walking Dead), C. B. Lee (Not Your Sidekick), Lewis Tan (Iron Fist), and Dr. Nancy Yue n (Reel Inequality). Moderated by Racebending.com’s Michael Le.

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 29AB
  1: Programs, Animation, Anime & Manga, Movies, Television
  • Tags Animation, Anime & Manga, Movies, Television

3:00pm

Where Do Ideas Come From?

For artists and writers who get “stuck,” veteran writer/editor Barbara Randall Kesel(Shadowzone, My Little Pony) slings rapid-fire tips, tricks, and strategies for vanquishing those blocked brain cells and deadline demons! Part information, part motivation, all entertaining!

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 28DE
  1: Programs, Animation, Comics, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Animation, Comics, Seminars & Workshops

3:00pm

Women Creators Breaking Stereotypes

From Jane Eyre and Little Women to The Hunger Games, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,and Wonder Woman, female heroes have spurred many discussions. What have creators fought for in the past for their female title characters, and what key ingredients do creators pour into their female leads today? Hear from Genese Davis(The Holder’s Dominion), Michele Wells (DC Comics), Trina Robbins (writer and herstorian), Erin Reynolds (Nevermind), and Leah Hoyer (Telltale Games) as they share their processes for creating female heroes, what they think about when creating a female lead or collaborating on female superheroes, and what they foresee happening to female stereotypes in the future.

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 32AB
  1: Programs, Books, Comics, Movies
  • Tags Books, Comics, Movies

3:00pm

The Business of Cartoon Voices

Interested in a career doing voices for animation and videogames? There are plenty of people around who’ll take your money and tell you how to go about it, but here’s 90 minutes of absolutely free advice from folks who work actively in the field. Hear from cartoon voice actors Gregg Berger, Julie Nathanson, and Debra Wilson, talent agent Sandie Schnarr (AVO Talent) and your moderator, voice director Mark Evanier(The Garfield Show).

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Room 25ABC
  1: Programs, Animation, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Video Games
  • Tags Animation, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Video Games

3:15pm

Buffy Musical: ‘Once More with Feeling,’ an Interactive Whedon Musical

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:15pm – 4:45pm
Room 6BCF
  1: Programs, Fandom, Music, Television
  • Tags Fandom, Music, Television

3:30pm

Comic-Con Talk Back

President of the Comic-Con board of directors John Rogers will be present to listen to attendees’ feedback about this year’s event. What did Comic-Con do right? What could be improved? John wants to hear from you!

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 23ABC
  1: Programs, Talkback
  • Tags Talkback

3:30pm

Pro/Fan Trivia Match

Len Wein (creator, Swamp Thing, Wolverine) again leads Purple Pros Mark Waid(Archie, Kingdom Come) and Glenn Hauman (VP and editor, ComicMix) against fans Tom Galloway, David Oakes, and Peter Svensson in a clash of trivia titans and the best trash talk this side of Goody Rickles! Questions will asked by Derek McCaw(FanboyPlanet.com) about the work of Jack Kirby and characters that are celebrating anniversaries this year.

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 26AB
  1: Programs, Comics, Fandom
  • Tags Comics, Fandom

3:45pm

Alien-Predator Extended Universe: The Stories Continue

Editors/authors Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger, Aliens: Bug Hunt) and Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Predator: If It Bleeds, The X-Files: Secret Agenda’ s “Border Time”) discuss the expanded universe literature past, present, and future, including their anthologies Aliens: Bug Hunt and Predator: If It Bleeds, with author contributors and New York Timesbestsellers Alan Dean Foster, Scott Sigler, and Seanan McGuire. Moderated by Steve Saffel (Titan Books).

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:45pm – 4:45pm
Room 5AB
  1: Programs, Books, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Books, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing

4:00pm

DC Kids: Sunday Art School

It’s Sunday Funday! Bring your kids along to see some of the best young adult/kids’ artists DC has to offer share their drawing tips and tools of the trade. Fan favorites Art and Franco (DC Super Friends), Agnes Garbowska (DC Super Hero Girls), and Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Li’l GothamDC Comics: Secret Hero Society) are your tutors for today’s class.

Sunday July 23, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 2
  1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comics, Kids, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Art and Illustration, Comics, Kids, Seminars & Workshops

4:00pm

Disney Manga: Comics for All Ages

With the explosion in manga’s popularity, parents have been rightfully concerned about child-friendly options. With series brought directly from Japan and original titles made in collaboration with Disney’s team, TOKYOPOP aims to break down the misconception that all manga is inappropriate for little ones and wants to encourage young readers with this fun line of graphic novels.

Sunday July 23, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 29AB
  1: Programs, Anime & Manga, Comics, Kids
  • Tags Anime & Manga, Comics, Kids

4:00pm

Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule

Having a quality finished project may be the most important ingredient to its success, but it’s not the only vital ingredient. Avoiding issues when creating your project and then knowing how to get it to your target audience are vital-and rarely ever discussed. These panelists will tackle group management and working dynamics, networking, time management, exposure, and pitfalls. They include Topher Davila(art director, GeekdomWear.com), Sean Glumace (Adobe Education Leader), James Frye (managing editor, TheConGuy.com), Gene Turnbow (general manager, KryptonRadio.com), Javier Soto (senior dimensional artist at Garner Holt Productions, freelance artist for Disney Theme Parks), Ron Coleman, Ph.D. (molecular geneticist and comic book writer), and Mario Martinez (co-creator, TomatoTV). Every person who attends will get two postcards of some of the collected tips, wisdom, and potential pitfalls discussed. Also, one lucky attendee will win a 12-month subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud, a $599 value courtesy of Adobe Education Leader Sean Glumace.

Sunday July 23, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 24ABC
  1: Programs, Comics, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comics, Seminars & Workshops

4:00pm

How Cartoons Inspire the Next Generation Z Kids

Dr. Zhivago (cartoonist/author) and local student leaders from Arroyo Vista Charter School Alyssa Toledo, Arman Uppal, and Vanessa Zavala discuss how cartoons inspire kids today and how they transform hand-drawn creations to unique digital vector designs. A short workshop of Dr. Zhivago’s cartoons will follow the presentation.

Sunday July 23, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 11
  1: Programs, Animation, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Kids, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Animation, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Kids, Writers & Writing

4:00pm

More Science in Your Fiction with the League of Extraordinary Scientists and Engineers

Writers, directors, sci-fi fans, and kids: Get ready to ask your questions about the real science in your fiction! Jeane Wong (founder and educator, LXS) is obsessed with science and has a solid background in superheroes and teaching young minds about discovering those same powers in the real world-from tiny insects to deep ocean creatures to robots, rockets, and beyond! Jeane hosts Dr. Andy Allen (professor, Scripps Institute of Oceanography), Dr. Tom Darlington (chief scientist, nanoComposix), Dr. Sunny Fugate (engineer, A.I. Research, Space and Naval Warfare Systems), Dr. Nicolas Galitziki (cosmologist, University of California San Diego), Dr. Jeff McQuaid (marine biologist, Scripps Institute of Science), Jason Roberg(professor, conceptual science), Dr. Lisa Zieglar (viral ecologist, J. Craig Venter Instititute), and Angela Zoumplis (scientist, National Science Foundation). They will discuss how comics and science fiction push scientists and engineers to rocket past what is known to be possible and into an otherwise unimaginable future!

Sunday July 23, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 28DE
  1: Programs, Comics, Education, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Seminars & Workshops
  • Tags Comics, Education, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Seminars & Workshops

4:00pm

Moving Beyond the ‘Strong Female Character’

One-dimensionality is so late-’90s; fans need well-written, fully-developed women in their media. Join Sam Maggs (Wonder Women), Amy S. Foster (The Rift: Uprising), Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die), Jody Houser (Faith, Orphan Black), Jen Bartel (Jem and the Holograms), Alicia Lutes (Nerdist), and Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, Red Sonja) as they chat about their favorite lady characters, what could be improved, and how creators can make those changes.

Sunday July 23, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 32AB
  1: Programs, Animation, Comics, Movies, Television, Writers & Writing
  • Tags Animation, Comics, Movies, Television, Writers & Writing

4:00pm

Social Connection via Tabletop Tournaments

Stephan Brissaud (chief operating officer and marketing for IELLO), Justin Gary(CEO and designer for Stone Blade Entertainment), Sean Lashgari (senior director of Entertainment Division for Ultra PRO), Adam Sblendorio (vice president of creative for Cryptozoic Entertainment), and Keith Meyers (events manager for IELLO) discuss the growing appeal of tabletop tournaments and the ever-increasing role they play in the social lives of people. Moderated by Michael Williams (CEO of Oomba, Inc.).

Sunday July 23, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 4
  1: Programs, Fandom, Games, Web
  • Tags Fandom, Games, Web

4:00pm

YouTube’s Softball Crew Takes Over Keenspot 2017

After racking up over 100 million views on YouTube, the Softball Crew takes over publisher Keenspot’s 17th annual Comic-Con panel to promote their first comic book (all panel attendees will receive a free copy!) based on the popular sports comedy series now in its fourth season on the Dodgerfilms channel. Softball creator/writer Bobby Crosby brings along fellow players Benny Amesquita, Andy León, and Jimmy “Fireball” Bettini to answer your dumbest questions about Softball, YouTube, and whatever else you can throw at them. Also on the panel to discuss their own Keenspot comics will be Thomas Fischbach (Twokinds), Rob Potchak (Immortal), John Joseco (The Hunters of Salamanstra), and perhaps a surprise guest or two.

Sunday July 23, 2017 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 7AB
  1: Programs, Comics, Web
  • Tags Comics, Web

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Sunday, July 23 10:00am Cartooning Snack Shop: Kids Eat (Draw) Free! At this delicious workshop event, Kristian Andrew Sather (Cartoon Design Revealed) will demonstrate for kids of all ages how to draw tasty cartoon characters using the shapes of produce found at their local grocery stores-e.g., Perry Pear, Allen Apple, Lucy Lettuce, and Suzy...