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Wednesday, July 19
 

4:00pm

Teaching with Comics: An Interactive Workshop for Educators
Peter Carlson (Green Dot Public Schools), Antero Garcia (Stanford University), and Susan Kirtley (Portland State University) lead this hands-on workshop for integrating comic books into your classrooms. Using contexts from K-12 to higher ed. instruction to ongoing communities of comic scholars, this workshop guides participants through approaches to teaching comics and teaching with comics, with David Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist), Samantha Diego (Ánimo Western Charter Middle School), Rosie Knight (Nerdist, Women Write About Comics), and Johnny Parker II (Neat-O Comics) sharing key strategies, theories, and scholarship on comics pedagogy.

Wednesday July 19, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

6:00pm

Special Sneak Peek Screenings
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 14, 06:06PM
Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue the annual Preview Night tradition with an exclusive pilot screening of Deception, plus exclusive video presentations of some of the most highly anticipated series of the 2017-18 television season--Krypton and Black Lightning--as well as a brand-new hour-long episode of Teen Titans Go! and special surprises.

Wednesday July 19, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ballroom 20
 
Thursday, July 20
 

10:00am

The 5th Annual Musical Anatomy of a Superhero
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 10, 04:15PM
From the ominous horns of Jaws to the inspiring theme for Star Wars, music has always been an important supporting character in movies. For the superhero genre, the music reflects these emotions and more. This panel offers a behind-the-scenes look at the music of today's biggest superhero film and TV projects, with unreleased film clips and never-before-heard music. Participating composers include Mark Isham (Cloak & Dagger), Marco Beltrami (Logan, The Wolverine), Brian Tyler (The Mummy, Power Rangers), David Russo (Gotham), Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther; Death Wish), and Lorne Balfe (The LEGO Batman Movie), moderated by Ray Costa. Posters, signed CDs, and other merchandise will be given to audience members who participate in the Q&A.

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

10:00am

Becoming Nerdstrong
Being a nerd does not mean you can't be healthy, strong, and fit. Andrew Deutsch (Nerdstrong Gym founder, Max Hit Points), David Nett (Nerdstrong Gym partner, Night of the Zombie King), Christy Black (Nerdstrong Gym partner, Healthy is the New Skinny), Andrew Seely (Nerdstrong Gym partner), and Blair Herter (Nerdstrong Gym partner, Attack of the Show!) discuss how fitness belongs to everyone, including the geek community, and answer your questions about getting fit and staying nerdy. Be who you are, love what you love, and level-up your life.

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

10:00am

DC Collectibles
Limited-edition statues, action figures, prop replicas, busts, vinyl . . . DC Collectibles has them all-and more! Join the DC Collectibles crew, including Jim Fletcher (executive director, DC Collectibles), Shawn Knapp (senior art director, DC Collectibles), Brian Walters (art director, DC Collectibles), and artists Katherine Brannock, Sho Murase, HaiNaNu "Nooligan" Saulique, and Chris Uminga to hear how they come up with so many great products and fill you in on what's coming up.

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 9

10:00am

Dinosaurs, Monsters, Movies and The Blues: Worlds of William Stout
Comic-Con veteran (he's been to every single one) William Stout (Wizards, Conan the Barbarian, Pan's Labyrinth, Walt Disney's Dinosaur) delivers an exciting story- and picture-filled lecture on a varied career that includes comics, movie design, book illustration, movie posters, LP and CD covers, prehistoric life murals, theme park designs, Antarctica, and his passion for the blues.

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 32AB

10:00am

Jack Kirby's Consciousness, Roger Zelazny's Lord of Light, Barry Ira Geller, and the Real Argo
Finally, the fascinating truth about the real CIA Argo mission! Hear how Jack Kirby and Barry Ira Geller's script and production designs for Lord of Light made the actual Argo mission successful, as recently testified to by the "Sons of the Iranian Revolution." The Kirby/Geller work, though not mentioned in the Oscar-winning film, rests in the International Spy Museum forever. Discover the unbelievable awareness and consciousness of Jack Kirby as remembered by Barry Ira Geller, one of the last people to have creatively partnered with Jack. Kirby was the Rembrandt of comic art, the Einstein of superhero visions, and the creator of the modern romance genre. Hear Mike Royer, arguably the best Silver Age inker-certainly Jack Kirby's favorite-give the real story behind the inking of these fantastic series!

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 5AB

10:00am

Jaws Will Drop, Sides Will Ache . . . Super Weird Heroes!
A way-fun, LOL, multimedia show of the kookiest, kraziest, most bizarro leotard-clad bad-guy-bashers of the Golden Age of comic books! See the Hand, a giant hand! See Madam Fatale, the first cross-dressing superhero! See Kangaroo Man (Batman was taken)! See tons more nutty-cool heroes held up to reverence and ridicule! Based on the bestselling book Super Weird Heroes (and its upcoming sequel), this stand-up comedy presentation is by the former creative director of the Muppets, now the Eisner-winning editor of IDW and Yoe Books Craig Yoe. Twenty laugh-riot cosplay changes in all!

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 28DE

10:00am

Real World Retellings
Fiction is fantastic, but sometimes we are reminded that while the truth may not be stranger than fiction, it can at least be as compelling. Panelists will discuss significant people and incidents from our own reality-Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax, the origins of Tetris, vampire slayers, the dude on the $10, and fangirls. Graeme McMillan of The Hollywood Reporter will lead the discussion with Koren Shadmi (Rise of the Dungeon Master), Box Brown (Tetris), Jonathan Hennessey (Alexander Hamilton), and Sam Maggs (The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy).

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29AB

10:00am

Teen Titans Go!
New episode! New episode! New episode! The Titans are back at it again with another fun-filled panel to kick off your Comic-Con weekend. Producers and members of the voice cast will answer your questions and premier a Titan-sized special one-hour episode. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Fridays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6A

10:00am

Comic–Con Film School 101
Comic-Con Film School is back for another four-day nuts and bolts class on how to make a movie for very little money using available video technology and software. Whether you're shooting your first Deadpool fan film or that story about the leather-clad girl who hunts the undead, this course will take you from script to final product so that you, too, can enter your own movie into the CCI:IFF. This first class covers the specifics of preproduction on the cheap, including screenwriting, scheduling, location scouting, crewing-up, and getting equipment for nothing. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (head of programming, Vision Entertainment), Vera VanGuard (writer/producer/star of Breaking Barbi), Nick Murphy (writer/director, All Night Skate), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica).

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

10:00am

Code Switch: Diversity Behind the Scenes
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 18, 10:48PM
Jimmy Diggs (writer, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Voyager) and Gigi Edgley (Chiana on Farscape) lead a diverse panel of science fiction, fantasy, and gaming industry leaders as they share their perspectives from behind the scenes of your favorite franchises. African American, veteran, LGBTQ, and female creatives discuss diversity of background and thought. Learn how obstacles overcome, stereotypes broken, and glass ceilings shattered have fueled creative magic! Panelists to include Dan Evans (VP of creative affairs, DC Comics), Rebekah Ganiere (author, Dead Awakenings), Alison Haislip (actor, host, gamer), Mark O'Bannon (author, The Dream Crystal), and Morgan Romine (director of initiatives, anykey.org).

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 25ABC

10:00am

Creators, Libraries, and Literacy
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 13, 09:15PM
Meet some of your favorite comics creators in a discussion about why librarians and libraries are important to them, featuring Raina Telgemeier, Matt Holm, Molly Ostertag, and Zander Cannon, and Mike Lawrence with moderator Candice Mack (Los Angeles Public Library).

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

10:00am

DC Icons: Blockbuster YA Authors Meet Iconic DC Superheroes
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 17, 03:23AM
Bestselling authors of some of today's most popular YA novels- Leigh Bardugo (Wonder Woman: Warbringer), Marie Lu (Batman: Nightwalker), and Matt de la Peña (the forthcoming Superman novel) discuss reimagining these heroes in their YA novels for the DC Icons series. Hear them talk about their individual adaptations of the famous comic characters and writing in the DC universe with moderator Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Mysterious Galaxy).

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC

10:00am

The Future is Female: Women in Animation
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 19, 04:42PM
Marge Dean (WIA co-president, GM at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios), Paige Braddock (EVP/CD Charles M. Schulze Creative Associates), Kelley Gardner (Sr. Director of Current Series Nickelodeon), Sarah Malkin (Vice President, Digital Development, New Form), Maggie Malone (VP, creative affairs, Walt Disney Animation Studios), Angela Petrella (Producer Oculus Story Studio) and Kristy Scanlan (WIA Co-President, VP, Business Development Animation & Games, Technicolor) discuss female creative talent by format, unconscious bias, and the goal of obtaining 50-50 by 2025, with women sharing equally in the creation, production, and rewards of animation.

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 7AB

10:00am

Comic-Con How-To: Dynamic Story Creation in Plain English
Are you a writer or aspiring writer looking to improve your skills? Do topics like major and minor themes, reversals, plot points, motifs, reader fulfillment, scene arcs, or the mythic structure interest, upset, baffle, or frighten you? If so, join Maxwell Alexander Drake as he breaks these topics down into easily understandable bits you can use to improve your craft. Drake is an award-winning science fiction/fantasy author, graphic novelist, and playwright; he teaches creative writing at writers' conferences and fan conventions around the country.

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 2

10:00am

The 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows
Ron Diamond (founder and curator of the Animation Show of Shows and Acme Filmworks) presents a curated program of new animated shorts, including work from 11 countries, featuring Mirror from This American Life's Ira Glass, Chris Ware, and John Kuramoto; Google Spotlight Stories' Oscar-nominated Pearl ; and Walt Disney Pictures' and Pixar Animation Studios' Academy Award winner Piper. A tour de force selection of heartfelt, emotionally impactful, and socially relevant topics. Diamond will lead an audience Q&A session.

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Ballroom 20

10:15am

Ghostbusters 101: A Ghostbusters Panel of Biblical Proportions!
Ghostbusters co-creator Ivan Reitman and the IDW Ghostbusters brain trust of Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Tom Waltz discuss the long-running, critically acclaimed, and fan-adored Ghostbusters franchise including everything from the classic original movies to the long-running comic book history at IDW Publishing . . . as well as future plans for major events from Ghost Corps that will add to the beloved brand’s canon, bringing the different Ghostbusters worlds together like never before! Be there...or be slimed!

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 6DE

10:30am

Crash Bandicoot Then and Now
Crash Bandicoot is back! One of the most iconic entertainment characters of the last 20 years, Crash is enhanced, entranced, and ready to dance at SDCC. This fan-focused panel celebrates the world-famous marsupial with a nostalgic look at the original games from the '90s and rich discussion of this year's Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, the newly remastered game collection. Panelists from key companies like Vicarious Visions, Naughty Dog, and Dark Horse will share stories from then and now. Topics include the N. Sane Trilogy development process, including the art and character modeling that transformed the beloved classic game into a modern experience. There will also be exclusive giveaways-and a special surprise for fans!

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 24ABC

10:30am

DreamWorks Voltron: Legendary Defender, a Netflix Original Series
Zarkon has been defeated and Shiro is nowhere to be found. Without a pilot for the Black Lion or the ability to form Voltron, the team must quickly devise a plan, as the ascension of Prince Lotor pulls them into a perilous game of cat and mouse. Executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, Bex Taylor-Klaus, and Tyler Labine debut the first episode of season 3 of the Netflix original series DreamWorks Voltron: Legendary Defender. All attendees will receive an SDCC-exclusive poster created by the Voltron crew.

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6BCF

10:30am

How To Get News Coverage
Small press publishers: What makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, and interviews and one that won't? A lot of publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it, and why they are being overlooked for coverage. Comics journalist Rik Offenberger (First Comics News, Archie Comics) moderates this panel on just what it takes to get coverage, with the comic journalists themselves telling you what they are looking for in submissions. They include Alex Raymond (Hollywood Gone Geek), Francis Sky (First Comics News, Massacre Twins), Glenn Hauman (ComicMix), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat), J. C. Vaughn (Gemstone Publishing), Jez Ibelle (First Comics News), Josh Waldrop (Red Gorilla), Rob Salkowitz (ICv2, Forbes), and Tanya Tate (First Comics News, JustaLottaTanya.com).Also, independent comics creators Ed Catto (Captain Action, Bonfire Agency) and Holly Golightly (BroadSword Comics), explain what worked for them and what to avoid when looking for press coverage.

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 8

10:30am

Spotlight on Maggie Thompson: Dealing with Stuff
Maggie Thompson (comics journalist, historian, and collector) moderates a discussion of the problems of eventual distribution of accumulated collectibles. Lon Allen (Heritage Auctions managing director, comics and comic art), Michael Solof (Geppi's Entertainment Museum), and Karen Green (Columbia University, curator of comics and cartoons) suggest the wheres, whens, whys, and hows of the process.

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 4

10:30am

Comic Book Law School® 101: 'Help Me Understand'
Getting off on the right foot is key to traveling on the road to success. This year's Comic Book Law School is designed to help you navigate the best possible route (and provide help in deciphering the map legend). Noted IP attorney Michael Lovitz, author of The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, is joined by attorneys David Branfman and Jeremy S. Goldman for the first of three fun, interactive, and informative programs, which this year will track the progression of (fictional) client as he traverses the many steps involved in creating, developing, protecting, and monetizing a new comic book character. This first installment focuses on the basics and provides attendees with the foundation needed for understanding the various intellectual property rights available to creators and business owners, along with insights on these protections, including how best to safeguard ideas, creative works, characters, brands, and names/titles from genesis through publication, distribution, and beyond. Attendees are invited to participate in an interactive discussion about the rights provided under US copyright and trademark laws, including a discussion on the protections these laws provide, the benefits of federal registrations for each, tips on working with collaborators, and issues of joint authorship and work made for hire. Along the way, there will be plenty to learn about the protections available as well as about the numerous pitfalls that you may find under the U.S. trademark and copyright systems. 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.)

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 11

10:30am

Comics Arts Conference #1: International Issues
Phillip Vaughan (University of Dundee) examines the troubled development and short run of the British horror weekly Scream!, its impact on the British comics industry, and its eventual demise. Andrew Lamprecht (University of Cape Town) discusses the relationship of past and present in contemporary South African comics and the ways that these comics reflect concerns, fears, and utopic dreams after apartheid. Nicole Larrondo (Brown University) investigates how the Chilean government is involved in publishing comics and the ways in which comics have been used inside and outside the classroom as a pedagogical tool to encourage the study of Chilean history.

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 26AB

11:00am

Anything Goes with John Barrowman
Join actor and entertainer John Barrowman (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who) for his outrageously entertaining one-man show. Ask him anything and remember . . . anything goes!

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

11:00am

Celebrate 50 Years of Underground Comix with Denis Kitchen
It's sometimes said that if you remember the 1960s then you weren't really there. On the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and the debut of ZAP Comix, underground pioneer and SDCC special guest Denis Kitchen, who was most certainly there, will do his best to remember and recount the artistic, political, and pharmaceutical revolutions that transformed comics from the streets of San Francisco to the wilds of Wisconsin. With moderator Rob Salkowitz (ICv2) and maybe a special guest or two.

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 9

11:00am

Cosplaying 101: Bringing Your Dreams to Life!
Catherine M. Fisher (award-winning costumer), Bob Mogg (Steampunk expert extraordinaire), Birda Hussey Nichols (historic and fantasy costumer), and Caitlin Brown (costumer and member of the San Diego Patcheteers) discuss the basics in costuming and go over tips, tricks, and techniques to help a beginning costumer get started in the world of cosplaying. These panelists will show you how to get in on the all the cosplaying fun even if you've never sewn a stitch in your life. Moderated by Melissa Gene Meyer (deptartment assistant, CCI Masquerade).

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

11:00am

Dark Horse and Adult Swim Present: Go Team Venture!
In late 2017, Dark Horse and Adult Swim will publish Go Team Venture!: The Art and Making of the Venture Bros., which details the creation of the cult classic animated television series. The Venture Bros. creator Jackson Publick and Ken Plume discuss the critically acclaimed television show and the highly anticipated art book.

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 23ABC

11:00am

Hasbro: Transformers
Get your Transformers collector action on as you get an exclusive glimpse at the latest and greatest toys that have yet to hit shelves from the Transformers: Generations Power of the Primes product line. Also, go behind the scenes of the Transformers: The Last Knight film line and the movie Masterpiece Collection. The Transformers team members will also host a Q&A session to answer your burning questions.

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 25ABC

11:00am

IDW Publishing: Focus on Graphic Novels
IDW senior editor Justin Eisinger and Top Shelf Productions' Leigh Walton host a discussion of the stunning graphic albums, art books, and translated editions coming from IDW this year. Joined by creators such as Izar Lunaçek (Animal Noir), Jim McCann and Janet Lee (Return of the Dapper Men), and Campbell Whyte (Home Time), the panel will dive into details on their work and beyond, including R. Crumb: From Underground to GENESIS, Pearl Jam Art of Do the Evolution, Sh*t My President Says, I Am a Number, and much more.

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE

11:00am

Masters of the Web: The Current State of Comic Book Movies
Some of the leading voices in the online film journalism/punditry world discuss the state of the comic book movie genre, from DC to Fox to Sony to Marvel: John Campea (Movie Talk), Trisha Hershberger (popular online personality), Kristian Harloff (Collider, Fandango), Grae Drake (senior editor, Rotten Tomatoes), Jeremy Jahns (YouTube film critic), and Jon Schnepp (Collider Heroes).

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 7AB

11:00am

Spotlight on Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL, Tuki) and Larry Marder (Beanworld) discuss comics behind the scenes. Larry and Jeff have been friends since the heyday of the self-publishing movement, living through the rise of the independents, graphic novels, and Image Comics. Oh, the stories they can tell!

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 32AB

11:00am

Wonderstruck: From Page to Screen with Brian Selznick
Explore the power of storytelling with Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick (The Invention of Hugo Cabret, the basis for the Academy award winning film Hugo directed by Martin Scorsese). Brian will take you behind the scenes of the new film adaptation of his book Wonderstruck. Directed by Academy Award nominee Todd Haynes and featuring Academy Award winner Julianne Moore, the film will be released in theaters this Fall.

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 5AB

11:00am

Batman: The Animated Podcast LIVE!
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 17, 07:02PM
Justin Michael (Netflix's Buddy Thunderstruck, Amazon's Danger & Eggs) hosts a live episode of the hit podcast with a 25th anniversary celebration of the legendary cartoon Batman: The Animated Series. Featuring a roundtable interview and Q&A with guest who worked on the show and helped make it an instant classic as well as animation industry fans who grew up inspired by this definitive take on the Dark Knight. Harvey, yesssss!

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

11:00am

Kingsman: The Golden Circle
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 18, 12:47AM
The Kingsman and The Statesman are kicking off Comic-Con 2017. Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal will be joined by screenwriter Jane Goldman and Kingsman co-creator and Comic-Con legend Dave Gibbons. The panel will be moderated by Jonathan Ross.

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hall H

11:00am

Monsters, Mutants, and Mysteries: Sights and Sounds
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 19, 04:36PM
Featuring panelists Derek Spears (Emmy-winning Senior VFX Supervisor, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead), Matthew Jensen (cinematographer, Wonder Woman, Game of Thrones), Michael A. Levine (composer, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Lego DC Superhero Girls: Brain Drain), Jake Monaco (composer, Be Cool, Scooby Doo, DinoTrux), Michael Gatt (composer, Blood Drive) and Gary Kordan (production designer, Ghosted, Key & Peele). Hear from the creative talent behind your favorite dragons, superheroes, and cartoons. Join Impact24 PR to learn from some of the top composers, music producers, VFX artists, production designers & cinematographers who will discuss the inner-workings of your favorite films, TV shows, and video games. These behind-the-scenes creatives will share their experiences throughout the different stages of their unique and challenging creative processes. Celebrity moderators are Bree Turner (Grimm, The Ugly Truth) and Jean "Splack" Robert (social media influencer).

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 29AB

11:00am

Picture Books for Grown-Ups: Why Graphic Novels Matter to Adults
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 10, 09:22PM
Why should your library invest in an adult graphic novel collection? Panelists will discuss the benefits of adult graphic novel collections to the library and community, give tips on how to justify these collections to library management and stakeholders, and explain the value of graphic novels in academic libraries. The session will also review the differences between adult and teen materials, provide guidance for creating a diverse and well-balanced collection, and share how graphic novels are used with adult learners to develop critical reading and writing skills. With panelists Monica Barrette (Escondido Public Library), Matthew Murray (University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries), Lalitha Nataraj (Escondido Public Library), and Steven Torres-Roman (San Diego Public Library), and Amie Wright.

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

11:15am

Unikitty! New Episode Premiere and Q&A
Your favorite character from The LEGO Movie now has her own show! Journey to a joyous kingdom full of sparkle matter, happy thoughts, and the occasional rage-out in Unikitty!, an all-new animated series. As ruler of the kingdom, Unikitty has busy days full of royal responsibilities. Unikitty is most interested in making sure everyone is happy and ridding the kingdom of negativity, but don't misunderstand her optimism-she is one kitty not to be crossed. While she may be full of boundless energy and creativity, Unikitty is a force to be reckoned with if anyone gets in the way of spreading her positive vibes, especially if anyone makes her little brother and best friend, Puppycorn, sad. Also living in the castle are Dr. Fox, the resident scientist, and Unikitty's trusty bodyguard, Hawkodile. Producers and members of the voice cast will give a sneak peek at this new series and explain how Unikitty and her friends will make sure that every day is the happiest and most creative ever! Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Unikitty! is coming soon to Cartoon Network.

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6A

11:30am

DC All Access
Meet the folks behind the hit program that is all about your favorite topic: DC! Tiffany Smith, Jason Inman, Whitney Moore, Hector Navarro . . . the names you've come to know and love will be here sharing behind-the-scenes tidbits and all-out DC fun!

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 6DE

11:30am

Spotlight on Gail Simone
Fan-favorite writer Gail Simone (Batgirl, Deadpool, Wonder Woman) presents an intimate and no-holds-barred discussion about her journey in comics from fan to award-winning author. Surprise guests and a lively Q&A will cover her career from Women in Refrigerators to her new Image title, Crosswind !

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8

11:30am

Spotlight on Mike Royer
As part of this year's gala Jack Kirby Centennial, here's an hour-long chat with Jack's favorite inker of his work, the man who worked with him on the Fourth World comics, Kamandi, The Demon, and many others. But Mike Royer was so much more than just Jack Kirby's inker. He worked with Russ Manning on the Tarzan comic books and newspaper strip and again with Russ on the Star Wars newspaper strip. He drew for Creepy, Eerie, and Vampirella and worked on the '60s Marvel superhero cartoons and for Gold Key Comics and had a multi-decade career working for Disney on things as un-Kirbylike as Winnie the Pooh. Come hear him be interviewed by his friend and colleague, Mark Evanier.

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 4

11:30am

The Relationship Between Artist and Model
With all the drawing software out there, why do animation studios, video game developers, and comic illustrators still use live-action models for character design and development? This panel will discuss how art models contribute to and enhance an artist's vision, how to find the right one for a project, ways into the business, and how to make a seeming disability work as an asset. Panelists include art models Jennifer Fabos Patton (Gallery Girls founder), Margaret Baker (Spider-Man), and Michael Q. Schmidt (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone), mo-cap model T. J. Storm (Deadpool), and Disney master teacher Mark McDonnell. Moderated by Fast Company' s Susan Karlin.

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 24ABC

11:30am

Comic-Con How-To: New Methods in Digital Painting and Coloring
Learn how to take your drawing to full color or to a full painting. Brian Haberlin will focus on using multiple programs to introduce a mix of new digital and analog painting tricks and tips that will aid you in fully executing your personal creative vision. A comic book artist, writer, editor, and producer, Haberlin is best known as the co-creator of the Witchblade franchise and for his digital art innovations. Haberlin currently runs Digitalarttutorials.com, produces art tutorials, graphic novels, and comics, teaches at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and is partner in Anomaly Productions.

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 2

11:45am

Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies World Reveal
Call of Duty is returning to Comic-Con with a new, dark chapter in Call of Duty's fan-favorite zombies co-operative mode. Get the first look at this new zombies horror experience from the team at Sledgehammer Games, as they bring their rich horror pedigree to zombies! Be the first to see the popular zombies mode in all its glory, and meet members of the zombies dev team and some of the Hollywood cast of actors who will be surviving this year's zombies horror. Attendees will receive a limited-edition Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies poster!

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 6BCF

11:45am

Medinah: World Premiere Sneak Peek
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 12, 07:11PM
Medinah is the first-ever sci-fi/fantasy series from the Middle East! A new original series created by filmmaker Ahmed Al Baker, developed and realized by a creative time whose credits include JigSaw, Piranha 3D, Caprica, 12 Monkeys, Ghoulies, Battlestar Galactica, Fallen, Drone, Smallville, and A Good Day to Die Hard. An international cast of survivors--both human and "humanlike"--face nightmares, parallel realities, and their own personal demons as they decide what is most important: Survival? Legacy? Love? Q&A to follow with full cast including Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), sci-fi icon Natasha Henstridge (Species), Rick Ravanello (Criminal Minds), Tamoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica), and Eyad Hourani (Omar, Rattle the Cage).

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:45am - 1:00pm
Ballroom 20

12:00pm

Behind the Scenes of Freeform's Hit Series Stitchers
What if there were a way to insert a living consciousness into a dead person's memories to find out their cause of death? The Freeform original series Stitchers follows Kirsten Clark, a highly intelligent and persistent computer science student with the ability to hack into the minds of the recently deceased. Recruited into a covert government agency to be "stitched" into the memories of the dead, Kirsten and the Stitchers team investigate murders and solve mysteries. Moderated by TV Guide’s Damian Holbrook, this panel will include executive producer Jeff Schechter with series stars Emma Ishta, Kyle Harris, Ritesh Rajan, and Damon Dayoub. See an exclusive clip from the next week's episode!

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

12:00pm

Be Your Own Superhero: Intersectional Feminism in Comics
Representation matters, both on and behind the page. Sam Maggs (Wonder Women, Star Trek: Waypoint), Susana Polo (Polygon), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Robbie Thompson (Supernatural, Silk), Christina "Steenz" Stewart (Lion Forge Comics), Cait Brennan (Debutante), and Rose Knight (Women Write About Comics) chat about the strides made in representation of race, gender, and sexuality in comics-and how everyone can do better.

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 32AB

12:00pm

CBLDF: State of Censorship 2017
Get a global look at comics censorship from CBLDF! See how the new political climate is affecting free speech in the U.S., with increased scrutiny at the border and an abundance of local challenges to comics addressing diversity and equality. Explore how cartoonists are being prosecuted, threatened, and intimidated by authorities around the globe for making art. Learn how you can participate with CBLDF in making a difference and standing up for free expression! CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein and editorial director Betsy Gomez lead the conversation.

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 11

12:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #2: International Collaborative TransMedia Narrative Comics
The more we build bridges and familiarize ourselves with other cultures, the better we do as a global community. In this spirit, students at Penn State University and the University of Dundee have embarked on a collaborative comics exchange with the mission of telling one story, graphically, in many voices. Emily Steinberg (The Pennsylvania State University, Abington Campus), Chris Murray (The University of Dundee), William Cromar (The Pennsylvania State University, Abington Campus), and Damon Herd (The University of Dundee) investigate the role of comics within a transmedia, trans-Atlantic teaching and research partnership, reflecting on pedagogy and practice.

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 26AB

12:00pm

Elfquest: An Intimate Conversation with Wendy and Richard Pini
Elfquest was the defining comic of many fans' lives and a rarity in the comics industry. Created by Wendy and Richard Pini in the '70s, Elfquest is a massive fantasy epic set on another planet and has been published by nearly every major comics publisher. Focusing on the lives, loves, and struggles of a band of elves, Elfquest still has a massively loyal fan base today even today! Join comiXologists Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski for an intimate conversation with Wendy and Richard Pini as they discuss the origins, evolution, and influences behind this perennial comic classic.

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

12:00pm

Embracing the Romantic!
Action, adventure, and conflict all contribute to stories-but these panelists are focused on the sometimes maligned (but incredibly integral to so many stories) aspect of romantic relationships. Rebecca Zanetti (Lethal Lies), Anna Todd (The Spring Girls), Christina Lauren (Dating You/Hating You), Jessica Cluess (A Poison Dark and Drowning), and Stephanie Perkins (There's Someone Inside Your House) celebrate the genre with Carrie Sessarego (Smart Bitches, Trashy Books).

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

12:00pm

IDW: Walter Simonson
Living legend Walter Simonson is joined by the person most qualified to interview him on a spotlight panel-his wife, the noted comics writer and editor Louise Simonson. If you've never heard Simonson on a panel before, this will be a true treat because Walter is not only a master of sequential stories but also a brilliant raconteur who will enthrall you with stories spanning his nearly 50-year career!

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 9

12:00pm

JAKKS Pacific: Fall 2017 Sneak Preview
Join JAKKS Pacific for a preview of all the new figures, collectibles, and RC vehicles they will be releasing in the coming months. Attendees will get an exclusive first look at new items for Nintendo, DC Originals, Justice League, Marvel, and Star Wars. Following the preview will be a Q&A with members of JAKKS's development team and special giveaways of their premium DC Originals Tribute Series figures.

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 29AB

12:00pm

Raising Fankids: Teaching Young Geeks To Be Self-Confident and Successful
Pasquale Piro (middle-school teacher, father of two) hosts a panel with Alissa Piro (high school teacher, mother), Christina Silvoso (Christina Is Crafty, mother), Brandon Maze (high school teacher), Rafe Gerson, and Tatti Che to discuss techniques and experiences that help kids grow up nerdy without the negative connotation.

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

12:00pm

Read-Alikes: What to Suggest When Patrons Have Already Read Smile and The Walking Dead
Read-alikes can be a librarian's best friend. In this session, panelists will help participants by sharing their experiences recommending titles to patrons who have finished reading popular graphic novels like Smile, Persepolis, American Born Chinese, and Deadpool. Panelists will also share their knowledge about upcoming comics and pop culture and recent genre trends that tie in with comics. With panelists Angela Ocana, Kelly Quinn Chiu (Santa Clara City Library), Matthew Murray (University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries), Ben Neal (Portsmouth Public Library), Jenny McCluskey (Ingram Library Services), Steven Torres-Roman (Teen Librarian, San Diego Public Library), and Anna Ferri.

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

12:00pm

Saban's Power Rangers: Toys and Collectibles Power Hour
Jason Bischoff (global consumer products director, Saban Brands) and a panel of esteemed guests invite you into the command center for a sneak peek at the Power Rangers 25th anniversary toy plans and what's to come for the rest of 2017. Get up close and personal with the behind-the-scenes crew as they reveal never-before-seen action figures, collectibles, and more! Panel and Q&A moderated by Dan Casey (senior editor, Nerdist).

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 25ABC

12:00pm

Sherlock Comics with Steven Moffat
Join in for a talk on all-things Sherlock manga with showrunner, writer, and producer of the Doctor Who and Sherlock TV series Steven Moffat, joined by producer Sue Vertue. Expect sneak peeks, art previews, and announcements as they go behind the scenes of the Sherlock TV series adaptation comics. Each audience member will receive a free gift!

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 5AB

12:00pm

Spotlight on Jonathan Maberry
Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of novels (thrillers, science fiction, horror, fantasy), comics (for Marvel, IDW, and Dark Horse), short stories, and nonfiction, and anthology editor (Aliens: Bug Hunt, X-Files, V-Wars) talks about writing in multiple genres, working with Hollywood, breaking into comics, and making up weird stuff for a living.

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 23ABC

12:00pm

The Pitching Hour
Patrick Schumacker (producer, Powerless), Derek Hoffman (VP, Donner Co.), Jaime Burke (executive producer, Sequestered), Grace Ellis (writer, Lumberjanes, Moonstruck), a surprise guest or four, and your moderator Dan Evans III (VP television, DC Entertainment) will take an idea from conception through production for various media. This process will include creating a pitch document, obtaining agents, and getting a pitch meeting. The panelists will explain, through hypothetical example and humorous stories, the process that new creators should adopt to make their way through the creative battleground of the entertainment industry. Knowing that each project is unique, panelists will offer a Q&A to allow the audience to really hone in on the solutions to obstacles they may encounter. Also on hand will be Brendan McFeely (IP lawyer, Kane Kessler) to give creators insight on protecting their ideas as they navigate Hollywood.

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7AB

12:00pm

Discover Breaking into Comics and Staying There
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 14, 09:03PM
Everyone wants to know how to break into comics, but once you do, how do you stay there? Join Nerdist Writers Panel creator/host Ben Blacker (creator, The Thrilling Adventure Hour) as he leads a discussion with some of the biggest personalities from every corner of the comic book industry to discuss their paths into comics, describe how they overcame roadblocks, and offer tips and advice on how to get your foot in the door and, later, enjoy an enduring career. Featuring Matt Gagnon (editor-in-chief, BOOM! Studios), Bryce Carlson (managing editor, BOOM! Studios), Felipe Smith (All-New Ghost Rider), David F. Walker (War for the Planet of the Apes), John Allison (Giant Days), Dan Mora (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers), and Jackie Ball (Goldie Vance).

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 28DE

12:00pm

The Writer's Danger Room
Young mutants come to Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters to learn how to control their mutant powers (and one day become X-Men). Much of their training takes place inside the school's awesome "Danger Room," a state-of-the-art gymnasium equipped with attack robots, trap doors, flying buzz saws, and anything else that's needed to help each students hone their abilities and perfect their use. If you want to be an X-man, you have to train like one. Well, the same goes for writers. If you want to be one, you have to train like one, too. But how much time do you usually find at Comic-Con to sit down and actually practice your craft? In the Writer's Danger Room, you'll spend a solid hour doing short, powerful writing exercises that will test your talents, sharpen your skills, and push you past what you thought you could do. Corey Rothermel and Douglas Neff (co-authors of Epic Win!: The Geek's Guide to the Journey from Fan to Creator) will facilitate this interactive workshop open to writers of all ages and skill levels, open to writers of all ages and skill levels. Bring a pencil and paper and your sense of adventure!

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

12:00pm

Thursday Playback Room Block #1
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: 20th Century Fox, Medinah: World Premiere Sneak Peek, and The Fantastical World of Brigsby Bear. (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.)

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Marriott Marina Ballroom DE, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

12:30pm

A Bunch of Jews (A Minyen Yidn)
Publisher Hope Nicholson, creator Trina Robbins (Pretty in Ink), and contributing artists Jen Vaughn, Elizabeth Watasin, Miriam Libicki, and Willy Mendes discuss the creation of the anthology A Bunch of Jews (A Minyen Yidn) and portraying Jewish characters from within and outside of the culture.

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 24ABC

12:30pm

Justice League Action Video Presentation and Q&A
Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman lead the DC Comics superheroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun, and action in Justice League Action. Whether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space, or battling bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes are up to any challenge. Producers and members of the voice cast will be on hand to screen an all-new episode as well as participate in a Q&A. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Justice League Action airs Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network.

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6A

12:30pm

Paul Levitz in Conversation with Karen Berger
Legendary editor Karen Berger (Vertigo, Berger Books, The Sandman) chats with her longtime colleague Paul Levitz (former publisher, DC Comics; writer of Legion of Super-Heroes, Doctor Fate, Brooklyn Blood) about their work on Legion, Vertigo, life at and beyond DC, agreements and disagreements, watching him eat crow . . . and maybe even where comics are going from here.

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 4

12:30pm

UDON Entertainment: 2017
UDON Entertainment is known for publishing high-quality art books, manga, comics, and now collectible items. Erik Ko (chief of operations) and Matt Moylan (director of publishing) discuss all the exciting new projects planned for 2017-2018, including a new Street Fighter comic announcement, new art book reveals, and a few other surprises!

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 8

12:45pm

Brigsby Bear Cast and Filmmakers Panel
This panel will explore the upcoming Sony Pictures Classics film Brigsby Bear with Kyle Mooney, Dave McCary, Beck Bennett, Kevin Costello, and members of The Lonely Island, moderated by Entertainment Weekly' s Anthony Breznican. There will be an exclusive extended clip of the film followed by a Q&A session.

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Hall H

12:45pm

Spotlight on Jim Lee
DC Entertainment publisher Jim Lee (Batman, Justice League, Suicide Squad, Superman Unchained) talks about his 30+ years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen in this engaging panel. This is a great opportunity to watch the creative process first-hand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Comics' characters to life.

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 6DE

1:00pm

Behind the Scenes of Freeform's Hit Series Shadowhunters
In the summer season of Shadowhunters, the rift between the Shadowhunters and Downworlders grows larger and the team and their Downworlder friends and lovers are put in the middle of the dangerous divide. Torn between the Clave's rules and what they feel is right, Clary, Jace, Alec, and Isabelle struggle to help forge a new beginning. Relationships will be tested, a new Shadowhunter named Sebastian has joined the fray, and the Seelie Queen will step out of the shadows. Moderated by IGN.com's Matt Fowler, panelists include executive producers Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, and Matt Hastings, with series stars Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Emeraude Toubia, Matthew Daddario, Isaiah Mustafa, and Harry Shum Jr. Freeform will show an exclusive clip from an upcoming episode and give new information on season 3.

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

1:00pm

Alexander Simmons: Scooby-Doo to Sherlock, Batman to Blackjack: Creating Original and Iconic Characters
An author of comics, plays, children's books, and adventure novels, Alex Simmons guides the audience through the process of writing compelling characters using his experiences in both the mainstream and comic book industry.

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 29AB

1:00pm

From Illustration to Animation with Adobe
Learn how to create your own motion comics with Adobe Character Animator. With David Miller (multimedia artist and animator), transform static comic book characters into moving animations. Working with public domain Golden Age comic illustrations and audio, you will learn how to animate a story and turn illustrations into films using a webcam and automatic lip sync, starting with some basics from Dave Werner a.k.a. Okay Samurai (Adobe UI designer) and moderated by Erica Schisler (user engagement, Adobe).

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 2

1:00pm

Heroes at the Mic
The power of podcasting has made it possible to get pop culture news and interviews almost anywhere you can get a cell phone signal. Learn how this panel of top geek broadcasters built their shows, overcame obstacles, and had a grand time bringing you the scoops on comics, films, books, and gaming! Neal Hallford (Uncharted Regions) moderates a panel with Miguel Rodriguez (Horrible Imaginings Podcast), Gene Turnbow (Krypton Radio), Keith Lane (Two Gay Geeks), Kristin Naomi (LowBlow Podcast), and Jacqueline Lopez (Seven of Wine).

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

Marvel Games
Look out, True Believer, the superheroes you love-and the supervillains you love to hate-are waging war on your consoles, PCs, and mobile devices! Be there as key members of the Marvel Games team take to the stage to share the latest and greatest with you . . . and open the floor to answer your questions!

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 6BCF

1:00pm

Mondo Mania
Mondo's art posters bring to life beloved films, television shows, and comics. Rob Jones (founder/creative director), Eric Garza (creative director), Jay Shaw (creative director/artist), Jason Edmiston (artist), and Tom Whalen (artist) discuss how their richly imaginative work is fueled by a love of pop culture and an invaluable synergy with fans.

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 7AB

1:00pm

Stepping into Another World!
Authors share the magic of books to transport young readers via words and pictures to new worlds, sometimes fantastic and exotic and very different from our own and sometimes comfortingly close. Depart for adventure with Shannon Messenger (Keeper of the Lost Cities 6: Lodestar), Judd Winick (Hilo Book 3: The Great Big Boom), Dan Santat (After the Fall), Dean Hale (The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation), Shannon Hale (Real Friends), and Lisa McMann (Dragon Captives), guided by Lucas Turnbloom (Nightmare Escape: Dream Jumper, Book 1).

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 32AB

1:00pm

The Simpsons and SpongeBob Smile-Time Hour
Creative director Nathan Kane and managing editors Terry Delegeane and Chris Duffy join forces for a tour de "farce" of the best humor comics in the business. Meet some of the Bongo and United Plankton writers and artists who tickle your four-color funny bones and find out what's in stores in the months to come!

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 23ABC

1:00pm

Unlocking Arkham: Forensic Psychiatry and Batman's Rogues' Gallery
Arkham Asylum houses some of Gotham City's most disturbed villains. But are they truly "insane?" Eisner-nominated writer Tom King (Batman, The Sheriff of Babylon, The Vision)-mastermind of this summer's Batman story arc, The War of Jokes and Riddles- joins real-life forensic psychiatrists Praveen R. Kambam, MD and Vasilis K. Pozios, MD (Broadcast Thought) to explore the mental disorders that plague the Dark Knight's rogues' gallery, offering behavioral analyses of the Joker, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, the Riddler, and other Bat-villains. Are these characters psychotic, or are they psychopaths? What's the difference? The forensic psychiatrists discuss the meaning of these terms and explain how criminal defendants are found "not guilty by reason of insanity" and what happens when they are committed to a real-world Arkham Asylum. Attorney Jeff Trexler (The Comics Journal, The Beat) offers a historical contextualization of the various depictions of the Bat-villains, proving once again that truth really is stranger than fiction! Moderated by Susan Karlin (Fast Company).

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

1:00pm

WWE and Mattel Fan Panel
The WWE Women's Evolution takes over Comic-Con! Bayley, Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, and Nikki Bella bring the straight fire on everything from hugging like a champ and being a legit boss to the rise of female Superstars in the WWE. This action-packed hour will also feature a reveal of the all-new Mattel WWE Superstars line, plus a Q&A session led by moderator SmackDown Live commentator Renee Young.

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 5AB

1:00pm

Young Adult Graphic Novel and Manga Collection Essentials: What Titles Every Library Should Carry
Librarians share their compiled knowledge on the best new and classic graphic novel and manga titles that are essential for any library's young adult collection. They will be discussing current trends in graphic novel publishing as it relates to greater diversity within the genre as well as discuss how to utilize individual comic book issues and webcomic selections in your collection. They will cover how to use graphic novels and manga as a way of supporting Common Core curriculum and as a method of encouraging hi-lo readers. They will also have a segment on crossover appeal: how to get your comic book reading patrons to like manga and vice versa. They'll conclude with some of their most anticipated graphic novels, comics, and manga for the rest of 2017 and the start of 2018. With panelists Loren Spector (young adult librarian III, Memorial Library), Marissa Thompson (young adult librarian, North Hollywood Library), Jennifer Siron (young adult librarian, Chatsworth Library), Danica Sheridan (young adult librarian, Silver Lake Library), Angela Ocana (Santa Clara City Library), Kelly Quinn Chiu (Santa Clara City Library), and Steven Torres-Roman (San Diego Public Library).

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

CBLDF: She Changed Comics
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 14, 06:07PM
Meet the women who changed free expression in comics! From the turn of the 20th century to today, women have overcome censorship and more to make comics, inspiring today's landscape of increasingly diverse and empowering comics storytelling. Join Joyce Farmer (Special Exits, Tits & Clits), Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), Jennifer L Holm (Babymouse, Sunny Side Up), CBLDF editorial director Betsy Gomez (She Changed Comics), and more for a discussion about the women who changed the format.

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 11

1:00pm

Comic Book and Animation Ambassadors to the Rescue
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 18, 05:01PM
Find out how writers, artists, and animators are traveling the world as cultural ambassadors to build mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of the world. Panelist include citizen diplomats Josh Elder (author and novelist), David Mack (artist and author), Mike Rauch (director), and Preeti Shah (Foreign Service Officer). Rachel Gandin Mark (American Film Showcase, USC School of Cinematic Arts) will moderate.

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 9

1:00pm

Discover the Impact of the Web on Mainstream Comics
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 13, 06:08PM
Thanks to publishers like the BOOM! Box imprint of BOOM! Studios, Fantagraphics, First Second, Top Shelf, Oni Press, and others, some creators who got their start making webcomics have been able to cross over and work on mainstream print titles, whether their own or licensed. Meet some of the folks who have made that transition, and listen to their stories about how you can make the jump, too! Featuring John Allison (Scary Go Round), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (The Lost Boys of the U-Boat Bremen), Meredith McClaren (Hinges), and Molly Ostertag (Strong Female Protagonist). Moderated by Kim Horcher (host, creator, Nerd Alert).

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 28DE

1:00pm

Marvel: Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 20, 08:37PM
Are you a writer or artist? Ever dream of working for Marvel? Do you find yourself thinking, "I could do that . . . if I knew how!" Well, here's your chance! Join talent scout Rickey Purdin and mighty Marvel guests including Donny Cates (Captain America: Steve Rogers), Erica Henderson (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), Ken Lashley (X-Men Gold), Matthew Rosenberg (Secret Warriors), and David F. Walker (Luke Cage) to find out the answers on how to get your foot in the door and make your job MARVEL!

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 25ABC

1:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #3: Comics and Literacy
Lisa Smith (Pepperdine University) presents her approach to teaching analytical writing in a first-year composition class using Matt Fraction and David Aja's Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon, providing practical, constructive advice on how to use comics to improve students' analytical writing skills. Chris Kuhlow (University of Akron) examines her local comic book shop as a sponsor of multimodal literacy and the pedagogical implications of this sponsorship on the teaching of writing in freshman composition. James "Skip" Harvey (University of Missouri School of Journalism) reports on a two-year study investigating the literary practices of high school students working with a local artist to create comics and digital compositions.

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 26AB

1:15pm

SYFY Hosts the Great Debate
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 12, 06:46PM
What superfan doesn't love a good debate? Star Destroyer or Enterprise? Who was the best Batman? Have video games eclipsed movies and TV? John Hodgman (actor, writer, Internet judge) leads the ultimate debate, featuring panelists Adam Savage (former co-host, MythBusters), Orlando Jones (American Gods), Aisha Tyler (Archer), John Barrowman (Arrow), and Charlie Jane Anders (All the Birds in the Sky). Join in as they share their thoughts, feelings, and theories on the genre's most influential moments, milestones, and people. Before you leave, you'll get a chance to voice your opinion and help crown science fiction's best moments of all time.

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom 20

1:30pm

Editing Comics
What does an editor do? What goes into editing a book? This program is a discussion of how professional editors from the industry's most prestigious publishers work with authors to make awesome comics and graphic novels as well as what else goes into an editor's job. This program is for people interested in the behind the scenes of publishing as well as for aspiring and young writers and artists. With Robin Herrera (Oni Press), Cassandra Pelham (Scholastic), Mark Siegel (First Second Books), and Shannon Watters (BOOM! Studios). Moderated by Christopher Butcher (TCAF).

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 4

1:30pm

Nanotechnology in Sci-Fi: Fact or Fiction
Robin Ihnfeldt, Ph.D. (president/CEO. General Engineering and Research), Aaron Saunders, Ph.D. (research lead, nanoComposix), Darren Lipomi, Ph.D. (associate professor of nanoengineering, UCSD), Jeanne Lemaster, MS (graduate researcher in nanoengineering, UCSD), and Chava Angell, MS (graduate researcher in nanoengineering, UCSD) discuss the use of nanotechnology in popular science fiction. These scientists and engineers will talk about how nanotechnology is portrayed in TV and film from nanites to Mark 42 armor and compare it to cutting edge research applications in nanotechnology today.

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 8

1:30pm

Roddenberry Presents
From the name that created Star Trek, Roddenberry Entertainment takes on the discussion of science fiction in today's landscape of digital platforms, social media, and a franchise that has stood the test of time for over five decades. Television and film producers Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will share some rarely seen treasures from the Roddenberry Vault. They will discuss this year's 30th Anniversary of the beloved Star Trek: The Next Generation. And, joined by producers Scott Paskoff (Big Brother, Real World/Road Rules Challenge) and Greg Cipes (TMNT, Teen Titans Go!), the panel will offer the first-ever sneak peek at their newest animated project, Rod & Barry. Join moderator Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, GeekNation) and possibly some special guests for laughs, giveaways, and more!

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 24ABC

1:30pm

Sixty Seconds with SFF Authors
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 18, 11:13PM
Paul Cornell (Chalk) moderates this version of the BBC radio game show Just a Minute. The object of the game is for panelists to talk for 60 seconds on a given subject "without hesitation, repetition, or deviation." The comedy comes from attempts to keep within these rules and the banter among the participants. For science fiction and fantasy authors, the possible topics are endless. Contestants include Seanan McGuire (Down Among the Sticks and Bones), Gail Carriger (Imprudence: The Custard Protocol #2), Gail Carriger (Imprudence: The Custard Protocol #2), Sam Sykes (An Affinity for Steel), Jason Hough (Injection Burn), Brandon Mull (Death Weavers: Five Kingdoms Book 4), and Sarah Beth Durst (The Reluctant Queen).

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

1:45pm

Rocko's Modern Life: Return to Earth!
A panel from Nickelodeon that is bound to have fans shouting, "Oh my!" and "SPUNKYYY!" Original show creator Joe Murray and Carlos Alazraqui (Rocko), Tom Kenny (Heffer), Mr. Lawrence (Filburt), Charlie Adler (Mr. Big Head and Mrs. Big Head), Cosmo Segurson (director), and moderator Marc Snetiker (Entertainment Weekly) will dive deep into the lore of the cartoon classic and reveal what to expect from Rocko's return to the screen.

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 6A

2:00pm

Colony: Season 3 Revealed
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 12, 04:21PM
The cast of Colony and executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Ryan Condal (Hercules) take fans "behind the wall" of the upcoming third season with a dynamic Q&A and an in-depth look back at last season's shocking finale. The Bowman Family escaped the LA bloc by the thinnest of margins . . . but what lies beyond the Wall . . . may reveal a greater danger! Panelsits include Carlton Cuse, John Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson, Tory Kittles, Ryan Condal, and Wes Tooke.

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

2:00pm

ASC Sketch-2-Screen: Bringing Wonder Woman, Pirates, and Apes to Life
Visionary concept artist Aaron Sims (Stranger Things, Planet of the Apes trilogy) and the ASC artist team reveal the secrets behind their character and world-building concept designs, previsualizations, and visual effects for some of the most iconic film and television franchises of a generation. Through a series of 3D models, animatics, and breakdowns, they'll demonstrate how your favorite superheroes, villains, and monsters are brought to life (the Demogorgon, Wonder Woman, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, War for the Planet of the Apes, and more).

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 25ABC

2:00pm

Cartoon Art Museum Workshop: Mastering the Art of Jack Kirby
Ever wondered how the legendary Jack Kirby created his signature style? Now you can learn the tricks of his trade and those he collaborated with to draw Captain America, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men among many other iconic characters. Celebrate Jack Kirby's 100th birthday with Kirby fan and cartoonist Mark Badger (Batman, Just Draw) leading this workshop, with guidance from the Jack Kirby Museum. Supplies provided by Sakura.

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 2

2:00pm

Creating Kickass Comics Characters
Creators Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, Red Sonja, Sensation Comics's Wonder Woman), Mags Visaggio (Kim & Kim, Quantum Teens Are Go), and the legendary Trina Robbins (Vampirella, Wonder Woman) discuss their processes for developing memorable characters, updating classics, and creating new ones. This panel will analyze some favorite and not-so-favorite character makeovers and highlight some new badass ones.

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 28DE

2:00pm

DC Meet the Publishers
Dan DiDio and Jim Lee are the driving forces behind DC Universe Rebirth, Vertigo, MAD, DC's Young Animal, Dark Matter, and much more. This up-close-and-personal panel gives you unique access to the leaders of a fan-favorite comic book line!

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 6DE

2:00pm

Diversity in Comics: A Librarian's Perspective
We often hear about the importance of diversity in comics from the point of view of creators, but what about the librarians who provide access to the comics? How do library professionals face diversity and inclusion-or the lack thereof-in their comic collection development and programming? How can libraries better support the movement for more diverse and inclusive comics? With panelists Candice Mack (Los Angeles Public Library), Erwin Magbanua (San Diego Public Library), Lalitha Nataraj (Escondido Public Library), and Lisa Valdez (Pierce Community College).

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

Doctor Who Cosplay: Traditional and Alternative Takes on Cosplaying for Doctor Who
Cosplayers Patricia Miller (River Alexandra Song), Karen Glover (The San Diego TARDIS), Sara Katz-Scher (ThatPrincessGirl), Neil A. Williams II (LostBoyCosplay), and Andrew T. Elkins (Geek Regeneration) who focus their work on the popular BBC series Doctor Who discuss cosplaying the series, approaches to tackling a series that spans 50+ years, alternative takes on the traditional versions of the characters, different facets of the fandom, and the community as a whole.

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

2:00pm

Geek K.O. LVL 025: The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hosts Justin Madriaga and Joshua "Ish" Ishizaki lead another round of their geek trivia podcast. They'll be joined by challengers Sam Delara (associate producer, Geek K.O.) and Alix Galit (host, Ready Set Geek!) to test their Marvel movie skills against end boss JPG (executive producer, Geek Say What? Network). Moderated by Cole Garrison (host, Ready Set Geek!). Audience questions and prizes.

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

How To Color Comic Art
Learn about the creative art of comic book coloring as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (Action Comics) and Kristy Miller (Femme Magnifique) demonstrate the step-by-step transformation of a comic book page from black and white to full color. Learn the basics of flatting, rendering, color holds, and special effects, along with top digital coloring tips.

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 11

2:00pm

IFC's Stan Against Evil
John C. McGinley, Janet Varney, and executive producer Dana Gould share an exclusive sneak peek of season 2, answer fan questions, and discuss the first season of the horror comedy series that the New York Times called "a gruesome, deadpan delight." The panel, like the show, is guaranteed to be a hell-larious good time.

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 5AB

2:00pm

Image Comics: Creating the Future of Comics
How do you make comics the Image Comics way? Doug Wagner (Plastic), Skottie Young (I Hate Fairyland), Cat Staggs (Crosswind), and Gail Simone (Crosswind) discuss collaboration, planning, drawing, and how to make sure that what you're creating is something you can believe in.

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 23ABC

2:00pm

Sketch-2-Screen: Wonder Woman, Pirates, and Apes
Visionary concept artist, Aaron Sims (Stranger Things, Planet of the Apes trilogy) and the ASC artist team reveal the secrets behind their character and world-building concept designs, previsualizations, and visual effects for some of the most iconic film and television franchises of a generation. Through a series of 3D models, animatics, and breakdowns, they’ll demonstrate how your favorite superheroes, villains, and monsters are brought to life (the Demogorgon, Wonder Woman, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, War for the Planet of the Apes, and more) . . . from “Sketch-2-Screen.”

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 25ABC

2:00pm

Teen Wolf
Just before the series is set to end its historic run on MTV, this panel will take a look back at where it all began. Teen Wolf cast and crew will be on hand to reminisce about how the show got started, talk through the challenges that shaped it as it grew into a beloved series, and tease the epic moments that will close out a six-year saga. Expect series regulars, surprise guests, and one last chance to say goodbye to a TV show that defied expectations at every turn.

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hall H

2:00pm

The 2000 AD Thrill-Fest
Celebrate 40 years of the galaxy's greatest comic with creators both old and new, including comics royalty Dave Gibbons (Watchmen). They'll spill the beans on four decades of cutting-edge comics. From Judge Dredd to the latest thrills, panelists will delve into the history of one of the most influential comics of all time as it embarks on the next 40 years!

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 29AB

2:00pm

Transformers Versus G.I. Joe! IDW and Hasbro's First Strike
The Transformers, G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, Rom, and the Micronauts-some of your favorite childhood toys-now all inhabit one shared universe! Learn how the creators behind the books work together to create a new world filled with giant robots, magical menaces, and lots and lots of laser guns! This panel will also feature a special sneak preview of the Hasbro comic book event First Strike ! Panelists Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Till All Are One), John Barber (Transformers: Optimus Prime), Aubrey Sitterson (G.I. Joe), Chris Ryall (Rom), David A. Rodriguez (First Strike), and Brandon Easton (M.A.S.K.) offer an in-depth look at the Hasbro line of comic books.

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 9

2:00pm

2017: The State of Iron Man Tech
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 10, 04:16PM
Tony Stark and the technologies he creates are a part of modern lexicon. Mainstream publications like The Atlantic run articles like "Everyone Wants Elon Musk to Be Tony Stark," and Musk himself admits that some of his inventions are modeled after Stark creations. While Musk has yet to build a flying exosuit or a J.A.R.V.I.S.-style assistant, others have. Some of these inventors will join moderator Steve Broback (Dent the Future, LLC) to discuss their innovations—ones that could have come straight out of Stark Industries. Panelists include inventor and TED speaker Richard Browning (founder of Gravity.co), who actually flies via his jet engine-powered suit, along with Chris Gerty (informatics subsystem team lead, NASA—Johnson Space Center), Adam Draper (founder & managing director, Boost VC), and Zoë Bell (stunt woman and actress).

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 32AB

2:00pm

Disney Animation Studios: The Art of Story
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 17, 06:58PM
Think, act, draw, pitch. Get the inside scoop on the story development process from the story artists of Walt Disney Animation Studios. The artists will share their creative process for going from script to board to pitch. Panelists include Lissa Treiman (story supervisor), Brian Kesinger (story artist) and Nancy Kruse (story artist). Moderated by Paul Briggs (director).

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 7AB

2:10pm

Thursday Playback Room Block #2
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Teen Wolf, SYFY: Battlestar Galactica Reunion, and Netflix Films: Bright and Death Note. (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.)

2:15pm

DC Universe Original Movies 10th Anniversary
Ten years. Thirty films. Five shorts. And innumerable fan-favorite moments. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment celebrates a decade of animated DC Entertainment-infused films with an exciting panel in conjunction with the release of the DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection, a comprehensive box set of the films, shorts, dazzling new enhanced content, and a few exclusive collectible items, coming in fall 2017. Producers Bruce Timm (Superman: Doomsday, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) and James Tucker (Justice League: War, Justice League Dark) and co-producers/screenwriters Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series) and Jim Krieg (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) will lead a panel discussion that will include actors Kevin Conroy (Batman and Harley Quinn), Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke), John DiMaggio (Batman: Under the Red Hood), Vanessa Marshall (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths), Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty, Justice League vs. Teen Titans), and some very special guests. Moderator Gary Miereanu will have some very exclusive gifts for the most intelligent, inquisitive fans.

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 6BCF

2:30pm

Comics Arts Conference #4: STEAM(Y) Narratives and Graphic Content in Education
We live in a culture dominated by visual imagery. Because our culture is so hyper-visual, literacy is and should be understood as multimodal. Comics and graphic novels can provide a means by which we can begin to examine these multimodal literacies from an interdisciplinary perspective. Comic corporations such as Marvel, with their STEM challenge for girls, have started to examine these interdisciplinary connections, but more needs to be done in the public school setting. Matthew Sutherlin (Henderson State University), Michelle Johnson (Henderson State University), and Amy Counts (Lakeside Middle School) will focus on three STEAM-Y components of a new educational narrative.

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 26AB

2:30pm

ComiXology Ask Me Anything
ComiXology, Amazon's premier digital comics shopping and reading service, spills the beans on everything you've ever wanted to know about digital comics and publishing, from where to start reading on their subscription service, comiXology Unlimited, to how to begin your own successful startup . . . just like comiXology co-founders and panelists David Steinberger and John D. Roberts. Moderated by the comiXology Facebook Live crew Matt Kolowski and Tia Vasiliou.

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 8

2:30pm

New Mutants Retrospective
Before the release of next year's Fox film, look back at the creation of the team of teenage heroes that brought the X-Men franchise back to its core roots. Inkpot and Eisner Award winner Bill Sienkiewicz discusses his revolutionary art designs for the team, his collaboration with Chris Claremont, and the evolution of Marvel's Mutant Universe. Moderated by John Siuntres (host of the Word Balloon podcast).

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 24ABC

2:30pm

Warhammer Comics
Take an exclusive look at what's coming up for Titan and Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 comics line-featuring Warhammer 40,000 ongoing, Dawn of War, and Blood Bowl. Go behind the scenes of the Dawn of War III series, set within the latest Relic video game, and get the score of brand-new and riotous Blood Bowl comics based on the hit tabletop and game series. Get an exclusive preview of upcoming series Deathwatch ! Join Warhammer writer George Mann (Dark Souls, Doctor Who) and senior editor Andrew James for a jam-packed panel. Each panel attendee will receive an exclusive gift.

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 4

2:30pm

SYFY: Battlestar Galactica Reunion
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 13, 10:07PM
A superfan's dream come true! For the first time ever at San Diego Comic-Con, the cast and creators of the Emmy Award-winning Battlestar Galactica will come together for an exclusive Comic-Con reunion. They'll provide insight into this critically acclaimed hit and look back on some of the show's most hotly debated moments—the Pegasus arrival, New Caprica, the finale, and the truth about the Cylons. Join Ron Moore, David Eick, Tricia Helfer, Marcy McDonnell, Grace Park, Michael Trucco, and Aaron Douglas and relive your favorite series. Moderated by Maureen Ryan.

Thursday July 20, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom 20

3:00pm

Van Helsing Season 2
Premiering exclusive footage from the highly anticipated new season of SYFY's Van Helsing. Stars Kelly Overton (True Blood), Jonathan Scarfe (Hell on Wheels), Missy Peregrym (Rookie Blue), Christopher Heyerdahl (Twilight, True Blood), Paul Johansson (One Tree Hill), Aleks Paunovic (Continuum, iZombie), and Rukiya Bernard will join creator/showrunner Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men, Hell on Wheels) and executive producer Mike Frislev (Fargo, Hell on Wheels) in a Q&A moderated by executive producer Chad Oakes (Fargo, Hell on Wheels).

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

3:00pm

1987: Greatest Geek Year Ever
The "We're Getting Too Old for This S@#t" edition! This expert panel of geeksperts takes a trip 30 years back in time to that great geek year of 1987. Expect untouchable analysis and lethal quips as they look back at Predator, The Princess Bride, Lethal Weapon, The Lost Boys, RoboCop, Near Dark, Spaceballs, Hellraiser, The Untouchables, The Running Man, and many more. Panelists Mark A. Altman (St. Martin's The Fifty-Year Mission, Tor's Slayers & Vampires), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), Charles de Lauzirika (Alien Anthology, The Martian: Extended Edition), Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Jose Molina (The Tick, Agent Carter), Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), Robert Meyer Burnett (Agent Cody Banks, The Hills Run Red), and Steve Kriozere (V.I.P., NCIS, Castle) remind you that "if it bleeds, we can kill it" and that you should "never fight a land war in Asia." Thank you for your cooperation. Plus: a 40th anniversary bonus look back at 1977.

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 5AB

3:00pm

50 Years of Peanuts in Japan
Japan has a special relationship with the Peanuts characters, having embraced Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the gang for nearly five decades. In this discussion, attendees will learn about the unique history of how Peanuts came to Japan and how the unique Japanese culture has embraced the iconic comic strip. Among many other incredible stories, fans will learn which characters are popular and why and discover the origins of the latest Peanuts phenomenon: the Snoopy Museum in Tokyo!

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 23ABC

3:00pm

Comics by Design
Covers, page design, lettering-what does a designer bring to a comic that really makes it stand out on the bookshelf? Panelists discuss the best designs out there for comics and graphic novels-with lots of images of great book design from throughout the industry. With Andrew Arnold (First Second Books), Fawn Lau (Kodansha), Gilbert Lazcano (IDW/Top Shelf), and Hilary Thompson (Oni Press); moderated by Abraham Riesman (New York Magazine).

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 28DE

3:00pm

Graphic Novel and Manga Programming for Tweens and Teens in our Diverse Communities for Any Budget
Representing a vast geographical spread and diverse communities, librarians from the Los Angeles Public Library share their experiences with programming-presenting and promoting graphic novel and manga content-utilizing partnerships and free local resources. The audience will learn about hosting Free Comic Book Day as a library event or at any time during the year. Great programming ideas for tweens and teens include anime screenings, author talks, character visits, giveaways, and fun graphic novel/manga-related crafts, from button making to decoupage. They will give tips on how to make your programs and events a success and show examples from their programs, flyers, and displays. With panelists Corinda Humphrey (Los Angeles Public Library), Marissa Thompson (Los Angeles Public Library), Loren Spector (Los Angeles Public Library), Jennifer Siron (Los Angeles Public Library), and Danica Sheridan (Los Angeles Public Library).

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

3:00pm

H. P. Lovecraft and The Steam Engines of Oz: Arcana's Animation Slate Continues
Howard Lovecraft & The Undersea Kingdom, being released in fall 2017, features the voices of Doug Bradley, Jeffrey Combs, Christopher Plummer, and Mark Hamill. The Steam Engines of Oz, coming out this winter, features the voices of Ron Perlman and William Shatner. Get a behind-the-scenes look at this grassroots animation slate that is breaking down barriers in independent filmmaking. This interactive panel features Sean Patrick O'Reilly, world-renowned H. P. Lovecraft expert Leslie Klinger, and possibly a celebrity guest. Free DVDs, comics, plush toys, and shirts will be given away, and never-before-seen animated footage of both movies will be shown. Get your Cthulhu plush toy simply by asking questions and participating. You'll have a R'lyeh good time!

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 32AB

3:00pm

It's a Funny Story . . . Writing Humor
Everyone's heard the saying, "Dying is easy-it's comedy that's hard." The panelists discuss the challenges of creating humor that reaches an audience and how it can be used to temper serious tomes. Brendan Reichs (Nemesis) guides the conversation with Brandon Snider (What Would Captain Picard Do?), Fred Van Lente (Ten Dead Comedians), Liz Climo (You Don't Want a Unicorn), Gini Koch (The Alien Series), and Gabe Hudson (Gork, the Teenage Dragon).

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

3:00pm

Motivating Your Inner Mad-Kooky-Curious Scientist
Sure, comics are getting kids reading, but they're also breaking the science barrier. From amoebas to great white sharks and monsters of the deep, to learning about our bodies, our world, and worlds around us, comics are invading! Featuring comics creators Jennifer Holm and Matt Holm (Babymouse, Squish), Alison Wilgus (Science Comics: Flying Machines), and MK Reed (Science Comics: Dinosaurs), educator Talia Hurwich (NYU), and moderator Meryl Jaffe (Johns Hopkins, CBLDF).

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 25ABC

3:00pm

Nerd Living
Anastasia Washington (Legion of Leia, Jet Set Nerds), Angelique Toschi (content strategist), and Stacy Renfroe (Knit Hits the Fan, Cartoon Network) of Nerds in LaLaLand teach you tips about incorporating geek into your everyday lives through crafts, cooking, and fashion. Other panelists include Melissa Howland (We Are Movie Geeks), Miley Yamamoto (Ingress), Marlon Reynoso (Nerd Coolture), and moderator Nic LaRue (Film Snobbery).

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

3:00pm

Robert Kirkman: In Conversation
Robert Kirkman, the creative mind behind The Walking Dead, Invincible, and Outcast, discusses his prolific body of work within comics, television, and now film with the feature adaptation of his long-running superhero comic, Invincible.

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 6A

3:00pm

The Watcher in the Woods Reimagined
Executive producer and director Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina: The Teenage Witch) and executive producer Paula Hart (Melissa & Joey) reimagine the '80s cult classic. Lifetime's all-new movie stars Academy Award-winner Anjelica Huston as Mrs. Aylwood, the distraught mother whose daughter Karen vanished in the English countryside over 20 years ago. Writer Scott Abbott (Queen of the Damned) and associate producer Andrew Gernhard (Wishin' and Hoping, Stalker's Prey) join Melissa and Paula to discuss the new twists on this classic thriller and participate in a Q&A session.

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB

3:00pm

Why Will Eisner Still Matters at 100
Born 100 years ago, Will Eisner not only recognized the future potential of comics at an early age but also worked his whole life to help achieve those goals. But how could Will Eisner still be relevant to us today? Join Paul Levitz (former president of DC Comics, author of Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel, educator, comics historian), Jackie Estrada (administrator, Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards), Paul Dini (Harley Quinn co-creator, writer, producer), Maggie Thompson (writer, editor, comics historian), and maybe a surprise special guest to discover why.

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 9

3:00pm

Writing 101: What To Think About Before You Start Writing
Marv Wolfman, the award-winning writer/creator of Blade, Black Cat, Bullseye, New Teen Titans, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven, Deathstroke, Crisis on Infinite Earths, Omega Men, and a whole lot more presents his annual seminar aimed at beginning writers. You want to write but you get bogged down with so many rules and ideas you don't know where to begin. Marv will guide you through the starting process and answer any troubling questions you might have.

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 11

3:00pm

Writing from Life: Turning Personal Experience into Relatable Stories
Poignant stories often come from a place of truth, but once you've lived through something, how do you turn it into a piece of art that you can share with the wider world? Moderator Jessica Tseang (comic book historian) aims to find out with panelists Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye), Eduardo Risso (Dark Night: A True Batman Story), Gemma Correll (The Worrier's Guide to Life), Lewis Trondheim (Poppies of Iraq), Brigitte Findakly (Poppies of Iraq), and Tillie Walden (I Love This Part).

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 29AB

3:00pm

Your Star Trek Podcast HQ: SoCal
News, analysis, interviews: It's all in the mix as Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek (Portal 47, Star Trek Continues) joins nationally known Trek podcasters from SoCal to talk about the recent boon of diversity and the role that podcasts and Internet radio play in keeping fan interest up during the "fallow time" . . . and what they can expect with Trek finally back in series. With hosts John Champion (Mission Log, Roddenberry Podcasts Network), Lisa Guetzkow (Trek Radio), Aaron Harvey (Saturday Morning Trek, Trek.fm), and Dr. Kayla Iacovino (Shuttle Pod, TrekMovie.com).

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

3:00pm

Comic-Con How-To: Painting with Sue Dawe
Sue Dawe demonstrates basic airbrush techniques, including freehand work and masking techniques. Sue is best known for her fantasy airbrushed designs, which have appeared in magazines and on back-to-school products, posters, greeting cards, games, and Franklin Mint plates.

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 2

3:00pm

Cosplay Figure Drawing
There's no better way to practice the craft of figure drawing than to draw the real thing. But if you're into drawing superheroes, manga warriors, cartoon characters, or movie monsters, where do you find models for that? New this year at Comic-Con, Cosplay Figure Drawing gives you that rare opportunity to practice your people-drawing skills on real cosplayers in fantastic costumes from the stories you love. In this two-hour figure drawing workshop, cosplay models will strike different poses throughout the room, giving you time to sketch their facial expressions, hand gestures, and action poses. Hosted by Douglas Neff and Corey Rothermel (co-authors of Epic Win! The Geeks Guide to the Journey from Fan to Creator), Cosplay Figure Drawing will include various exercises, from one-minute burst sketches to detailed figure studies. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring your own art supplies.

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

3:15pm

DC: Geoff Johns
Superstar DC writer, president, and chief creative officer Geoff Johns is on hand for an all-access, in-depth discussion. This program will give you insight to one of the genre's most influential people. With the upcoming Doomsday Clock, there will be much to cover!

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 6DE

3:15pm

Netflix Films: Bright and Death Note
Netflix presents a special sneak peek at David Ayer's new action-thriller film, Bright, set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time. Stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, and Édgar Ramírez, and director David Ayer will debut exclusive footage from the film and answer audience questions. Attendees will also be treated to a first look at the new movie Death Note, based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. Cast and filmmakers from this edgy thriller will debut footage and share details of the project's transition from fan-favorite graphic novel to film.

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hall H

3:30pm

Creating Immersive Game Story
Game industry veterans George Krstic (head of story, creative development at Blizzard), Leah Hoyer (VP of creative, Telltale Games), and Guillaume Colomb (narrative lead at Bungie) discuss strategies for creating immersive game narrative. They'll share behind-the-scenes stories and lessons learned while making some of the industry's most successful games.

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 24ABC

3:30pm

Gumby's Back! The Claymation Clayboy Returns to Comics!
Art Clokey's greatest creation has always been able to jump into any book at all-literally! Now he's jumping back into his very own comic book series from Papercutz. Gumby, Pokey, and the gang are back just in time for the 60th anniversary of The Gumby Show. Reminisce with Joe and Joan Clokey about their dad's world-famous creation, hear from Gumby comics legend Rick Geary, and get the lowdown on the new stories Papercutz is creating with cartoonist Art Baltazar (Aw Yeah Comics), writers Jeff Whitman and Eric Esquivel (Animal Jam, Nickelodeon Pandemonium, Yo-kai Watch, BOO!), and Papercutz editor-in-chief Jim Salicrup.

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 26AB

3:30pm

NBC's Timeless: Fan Tribute Celebration
NBC's Timeless traveled back in time to make the unbelievable happen. It became the first show ever to be canceled and renewed after only three days-all thanks to tremendous fan support! Join cast members Abigail Spencer (Rectify, Oz the Great and Powerful), Matt Lanter (Pitch Perfect 3, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Malcolm Barrett (Preacher, Better Off Ted), and Goran Višnjić (ER, Extant), and executive producers Shawn Ryan (The Shield, S.W.A.T.) and Eric Kripke (Supernatural, Revolution) for a Q&A session and fan celebration moderated by USA Today' s Brian Truitt. The cast will take a look back at their favorite moments from season 1 and answer burning fan questions on unsolved mysteries. Timeless is produced by Sony Pictures Television, Universal Television, MiddKid Productions, Kripke Enterprises, and Davis Entertainment and will return to NBC in 2018.

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 6BCF

3:30pm

The Bernie Wrightson Memorial Panelâ
Bernie Wrightson was one of the most influential artists in comic book history. His work on Swamp Thing, his Frankenstein illustrations, and myriads of classic covers, stories and illustrations were lovingly rendered by an artist who truly made each project a labor of love. Join IDW'

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 4

3:30pm

The Mark, Sergio, Stan, and Tom Show
The old "Sergio and Mark Show" has a new name-but what it doesn't have is new panelists. It's still the crew who bring you the bumbling adventures of Groo the Wanderer, talking about what they do and why they do it. See the award-winning team of Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier along with Stan Sakai (the creator of Usagi Yojimbo) and the hardest-working man in comics, colorist Tom Luth. They'll be discussing the latest Groo miniseries, many upcoming projects, and why Mark doesn't get paid for the work he does on their comic. Then again, he's not getting paid for writing this panel description either.

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 8

3:30pm

[CANCELLED] IDW's Artist's Editions and Artist's Selects
CANCELLED: Wed, Jul 12, 06:36PM
We regret to announce that this program has been cancelled.

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 4

3:45pm

The Strain Screening and Q&A
The world has gone dark in the wake of a nuclear explosion and strigoi are in control. Do these heroes have what it takes to save humankind? The Strain, FX's action-packed vampire thriller based on the bestselling books from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, returns for its fourth and final season. Get a sneak peek at never-before-seen footage and then join showrunner/executive producer/writer Carlton Cuse, executive producer/writer Chuck Hogan, and stars Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Ruta Gedmintas, Miguel Gomez, Richard Sammel, and Max Charles as they discuss the challenges (and fun!) of bringing this post-apocalyptic world to life.

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Ballroom 20

4:00pm

Z Nation
From SYFY and the executive producer of Eureka, Z Nation is the critically acclaimed action-horror series and SYFY's top-rated scripted series, currently in production for season 4. After a Zombie apocalypse decimates the world, a group of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the zombie virus from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab is waiting for his blood. Panelists include Kellita Smith (The First Family), D. J. Qualls (The New Guy, Road Trip), Keith Allan (Social Nightmare), and Russell Hodgkinson (Big Fish).

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

4:00pm

Be a Financial Superhero Even if You Aren't Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne
Do you dream about quitting your day job to pursue your passion of being an artist, writer, or professional in the industry? Are you already in the business and need help with figuring out how to budget between paid contracts or need to determine the best way to raise and save cash for future projects? Do you have questions about dealing with health insurance as a creative? Join Sean Nisil (financial planner, SimpliFi), Steve Grady (Steve Grady Insurance Services), and Eric Atilano (Skyline Home Loans) for this educational panel on superhero financial planning and best practices for creative industry professionals. The discussion will be followed with a Q&A of industry guests including Chris Neuhahn (Emmy Award-winning animator, DreamWorks Animation, MTV Networks), Alonso Nunez (artist and founder, Little Fish Comic Book Studio), and Erin Pennell (art director, Rare Hare Studio, Art FORM) who will discuss financial challenges and successes in their fields. Moderated by Karen Martin (Art FORM).

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

4:00pm

Breaking into Comics
With the shifting landscape of the comics industry, this is your invaluable guide to breaking into the world of comics: what it takes, whose attention you're vying for, and how to get it in a productive way. Comics Experience founder and publisher Andy Schmidt is joined by Dave Marshall (EIC, Dark Horse), writer Erica Schultz (M3, DC Comics' New Writer Talent Showcase), and Rickey Purdin (Marvel talent manager).

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 11

4:00pm

Captain Action Versus Custom Action Figure Contest
Captain Action, the first superhero action figure, again celebrates customization and creativity with this contest. This year, fans will be asked to include two figures (one figure may be off-the-shelf) to pose their customized figures in a dramatic confrontation. Captain Action Enterprises will also update fans on new developments in the rebirth of this beloved action figure. Panelists include Michael Polis (Atomic Toybox), J. C. Vaughn (The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide), Michael Crawford (MWC Toys), and Daniel Pickett (Action Figure Insider), with moderator Ed Catto (Captain Action).

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 32AB

4:00pm

Library Cons: Welcoming Deadpool into Your Library
Library cons are all the rage! You'll learn about best practices from libraries that have made a splash with library cons in their communities. Panelists will also discuss ideas and programs that didn't work and what they learned in the process. From taking over an 80,000 square foot building and filling it full of superheroes to spending an entire month celebrating the arts, any con is awesome. With panelists Angela Ocana (Santa Clara City Library), Kelly Quinn Chiu (Santa Clara City Library), John Schlosser (Santa Clara City Library), Katherine Keller (UNLV, CBLDF, VVCBF), Lisa Valdez (Pierce Community College), and Darren Heiber (San Mateo County Libraries).

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

4:00pm

Michael Dormer and the Legend of Hot Curl
Eric Reynolds (associate editor, Fantagraphics Books), Michael Powers (co-editor, Hot Curl), and Steve Barilotti (editor, SURFER magazine) discuss the confluence of the Beat movement with the SoCal surf scene that was defined by the counterculture visuals of artist Michael Dormer, subject of a retrospective from Fantagraphics Books.

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 29AB

4:00pm

Off the Rails: When Disney Park Attractions Come to Life . . . in Books!
Take a trip through the Disney Parks through books. From graphic novels to novels, Disney Publishing editors discuss how they are expanding the beloved stories of some of the parks' most beloved rides (Space Mountain, Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise) into prose. With panelists Michael Siglain, Nachie Marsham, Eric Geron, and special guests.

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 23ABC

4:00pm

On the Mic Podcast Live from San Diego Comic-Con
Host Tim Drake (Funny or Die, Robot Butt), award-winning filmmaker, writer, author, and Second City alum will be joined by Todd Masters (Toddland) and Chris Allen (Neon Trees) to talk film, TV, and comedy. Tim's jokes/tweets have been featured on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and Larry King Now.

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

4:00pm

Spike & Mike's Festival of Animation
Featuring award-winning animated shorts from across the globe. The festival is best known for theatrically premiering works of Tim Burton, John Lasseter (Toy Story), Bill Plympton (everything), Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo) and Nick Park (Wallace and Gromit). Focusing on pop culture and hilarious award-winning films, this screening allows the viewer to see the next generation of Hollywood superstars before anyone else. Meet Spike in person. Recommended ages 10 and up. Bonus Animation Vs Animator 2.

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 25ABC

4:00pm

The Forgotten Trio: Letterers, Inkers, and Colorists
Many think of the artist and the writer as the masterminds behind all great comics. Little do many know how much credit should go to the colorists, inkers and letterers who put in hours of work, only to receive minimal recognition. A follow-up to last year's success, Jessica Tseang (founder The Comic Book Girl, Little Geek Girls) lead a discussion with Dave Lanphear (letterer DC Comics Future Quest Showcase, Matt Wagner’s Mage), Le Beau Underwood (inker Marvel’s Deadpool, Spider-man, DC Comics Suicide Squad), Kelly Fitzpatrick (colorist DC Comics Batman 66, Archie Comics Reggie and Me), Veronica Gandini (DC Comics Rebirth: Red Hood and the Outlaws, Marvel Comics The Mighty Thor), and other comic book veterans, on how the industry can change, the importance of their work, a brief look into their daily lives, and how to break into their career. There will also be a Q&A for budding colorists, inkers and letterers.

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9

4:00pm

VIZ Media Panel
The VIZ crew talks about some of your favorite manga titles, including Naruto, One-Punch Man, Tokyo Ghoul, Sailor Moon, and much more. They'll also be making announcements, showing off exclusive first looks at new titles, and giving away prizes.

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 7AB

4:00pm

Essential Deserted Island Comics
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 06, 07:47PM
So you're stranded on a deserted island. But good news-you can pick your favorite comics to get stuck with for the rest of your life! What essential comics will you be reading and rereading? You might know your own picks, but find out what some of comic's hottest creators-including Simon Hanselmann (Megahex) and Sonny Liew (Dr. Fate), and special guests like John D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder) have picked as their absolute top favorite deserted island comics they can't live without! Hosted by the comiXology Facebook Live crew Matt Kolowski and Tia Vasiliou.

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 28DE

4:00pm

Marvel: Next Big Thing
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 20, 08:42PM
Get a sneak preview of what the rest of the year holds in store for your favorite Marvel heroes, as well as the upcoming Generations weekly series featuring the heroes of today standing shoulder to shoulder with those who came before them! Editor-in-chief Axel Alonso and editors Nick Lowe and Sana Amanat will be on hand with Rodney Barnes (Secret Empire: Brave New World), Cullen Bunn (Generations: The Phoenix), Donny Cates (Captain America: Steve Rogers), Margaret Stohl (Generations: The Bravest) for a look forward (and backward) toward some of Marvel's greatest heroes. plus some suprise announcements!

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 5AB

4:15pm

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Remastered and Ready for Blu-Ray
Warner Archive Collection celebrates its 25th anniversary of Batman: The Animated Series with a look back at the landmark animated theatrical release, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, which is making its Blu-ray debut this year. Bruce Wayne and Batman are forced to confront issues on several fronts as Bruce deals with the return of his lost love-Andrea Beaumont-while Batman is accused of being the mysterious vigilante knocking off prominent Gotham mob figures. While the city demands Batman be brought to justice, the Joker arrives on the scene to further complicate matters, determined to annihilate his old archenemy, this new vigilante, or both. Superhero animation guru and executive producer Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski, legendary Batman voice Kevin Conroy, co-screenwriter Alan Burnett, and Warner Archive Podcast hosts D. W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson will offer a glimpse at the remastered footage and discuss the creation of this beloved thriller. And, as always, moderator Gary Miereanu will have WAC giveaways for some lucky fans. Warner Archive Collection will make Batman: Mask of the Phantasm available on Blu-ray starting July 25 at your favorite online retailers.

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 6A

4:30pm

Art Heroines: Using Science to Help Create Art
The Art Heroines explore the value of using science to further your art projects, from finding inspiration to implementing techniques. These seasoned professionals offer an in-depth discussion on how the pros employ the scientific method in their work. From observation to experimentation to innovation, they'll break down how you can use science at home. Moderated by Robyn Simms, Emmy-nominated costume designer for Tumble Leaf (Amazon) and co-host of The Grownups Are Talking podcast, the panel features Danelle Vierkant (creature designer and builder, Grimm, American Horror Story), Ivonne Escoto (designer and builder, Sleepy Hollow, The Flash), Dee Chavez (background designer/layout, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks), Kristin Donner (painter/illustrator, Nickelodeon, Society for American Archaeology), Melissa Doss Diwa (builder, Jim Henson's Creature Shop, Disney Online), Nicole Filiatrault (technical director, South Park), Kaitlyn Yang (VFX supervisor, Robot Chicken, The Walking Dead), and Chelsea Pickens (art department, Anomalisa, Yamasong).

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 26AB

4:30pm

Because You Love to Hate Me
Villains rule in Because You Love to Hate Me, a new YA anthology in which 13 of the most influential booktubers on YouTube join forces with 13 bestselling and acclaimed authors to give these mysterious, oft-misunderstood individuals a chance to tell their stories their way. YouTube stars Sasha Alsberg (abookutopia), Ameriie (Books Beauty Ameriie), Jesse George (jessethereader), and Christine Riccio (polandbananasBOOKS) join authors Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles) and Cindy Pon (Want) to discuss their favorite villains-and whether they might just be misunderstood.

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

4:30pm

Mad About MAD
MAD, the country's number-one-selling humor magazine (in a field of one), is dumber than ever! Join longtime MAD magazine editor John Ficarra and art director Sam Viviano for a ridiculous peek at what's happening at the magazine and an epically moronic Q&A that's bound to be, well, MAD ! (Prizes will be awarded for most moronic questions!)

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 8

4:30pm

R. L. Stine, Creator of Goosebumps
Beware: You're in for a scare! R. L. Stine, author of the bestselling children's book series Goosebumps, is at Comic-Con for the first time. Come meet the man who has given you 25 years of fears. Moderated by Marc Snetiker, staff writer, Entertainment Weekly.

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 6DE

4:30pm

Shroud of the Avatar
Richard "Lord British" Garriott (creative director) and Starr Long (executive producer) will discuss their latest venture, Shroud of the Avatar, currently the second highest crowdfunded video game of all time. Learn how they have developed the game while honing cutting-edge crowdfunding techniques.

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 24ABC

4:30pm

Spotlight on R. Sikoryak
R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics) is a master of the satirical graphic novel adaptation. Heidi Macdonald (The Beat, Publishers Weekly) leads a conversation with Sikoryak about his two most recent projects: Terms & Conditions, which is a 99-page, word-for-word adaptation of the iTunes terms and conditions agreement, and The Unquotable Trump, which sets Donald Trump quotes from the 2016 presidential election in classic comic book covers, employing hero and villain tropes to devastating effect.

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 4

4:30pm

American Gods: Collaboration to the Nth Degree
Scott Hampton will take the audience step by step through the process of making a comics page for the Dark Horse American Gods comic, beginning with the text from the novel by Neil Gaiman, then to script and layout from P. Craig Russell, next to lettering by Rick Parker, then to finished line art, and finally painting and digital coloring by Scott. Scott's work on Silverheels from Pacific Comics in 1983 is regarded as the first continuing painted comic of US origin. His work includes illustrations for Batman, The Sandman, Black Widow, Hellraiser, and Star Trek, as well as Magic: The Gathering cards.

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Room 2

4:45pm

Ghosted
Be one of the first to see FOX's highly anticipated new action-comedy Ghosted, starring Craig Robinson (The Office) and Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation). Ghosted is about the partnership between two polar opposites-a cynical skeptic and a genius "true believer"-who are recruited to investigate unexplained phenomena in Los Angeles, all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race. Robinson and Scott are joined by Ally Walker (Sons of Anarchy) and executive producers Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten to discuss this paranormal buddy comedy coming to FOX this fall.

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 6BCF

4:45pm

The Nerdist Panel with Chris Hardwick
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 10, 05:04PM
It's that time of year again-time to enjoy your burrito with Chris Hardwick (Comedy Central's @midnight, AMC's Talking Dead) and talk all things Nerdist! Joining Chris will be an all-star panel of your favorite Nerdist personalities, including Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News), Kyle Hill (Because Science, MythBusters: The Search), Dan Casey (The Dan Cave), Rachel Heine (editor-in-chief), Andrew Bowser (Bizarre States, Nerdist Presents), and Joan Ford (Nerdist News writer). Join the gang for a lively conversation about sci-fi, superheroes, and what's on the horizon for Nerdist.

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Hall H

5:00pm

BritBox's Classic Doctor Who Panel with Lost Episode Preview and Q&A
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 07, 06:12PM
Take a trip back in time to Doctor Who' s classic era. Peter Davison (the Fifth Doctor), Colin Baker (the Sixth Doctor), and Sophie Aldred (Ace) look back on the original run of the world's longest-running sci-fi television show. The session, moderated by Nerdist's Kyle Anderson, will also have a sneak peek at the newly reconstructed lost episode of the Second Doctory story "The Wheel in Space," coming soon exclusively to BritBox, the digital streaming service with the most comprehensive collection of British programming—and home of Classic Doctor Who on SVOD—in the U.S.

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

5:00pm

25 Years of Rob Liefeld Creations
Comic book legend Rob Liefeld celebrates his illustrious career with a celebration of the 25th anniversary of his Extreme Studios and Image Comics. Rob will discuss his spectacular tenure at Marvel Comics, where he not only revitalized the New Mutants and X-men franchises but also created some of the most beloved characters in Marvel history, including Deadpool, Cable, and Domino, as well as X-Force. And as if celebrating 25 years of Rob Liefeld creations isn't exciting enough, the panel will be moderated by The Walking Dead 's Robert Kirkman. Also on hand are special guest Extreme Studios alum, including Dan Fraga, Marat Mychaels, Andy Park, Todd Nauck, Dan Panosian, Norm Rapmund, Art Thibert, and many more.

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 5AB

5:00pm

Console Yourself: Video Game Comics and Books
Video game franchises have found a foothold in comics at Dark Horse. With a line of video game-related comics and deluxe art books, including the bestselling World of Warcraft Chronicle, The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts, and The Art of Mass Effect: Andromeda, the publisher now works with the biggest studios and brands in the business. Dark Horse editors and representatives from BioWare and Blizzard will be on hand with news and announcements on all your favorite video game tie-ins. Panelists include Ian Tucker (Dark Horse editor), Mac Walters (creative director of Mass Effect franchise), Robert Simpson (lead editor in publishing at Blizzard Entertainment).

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 23ABC

5:00pm

DC Art Masters: Drawing DC
Class is in session as some of the greatest artists in the industry take this panel to school with an in-depth look at their creative process. DC Entertainment is proud to spotlight these talented individuals for this exclusive all-access look at what it's like drawing DC!

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 11

5:00pm

Legion Screening and Q&A
Legion, based on the New Mutants Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who grew up believing himself to be schizophrenic, only to discover he is something more than human. In fact, David could be the most powerful mutant who has ever lived. Along with a team of other extraordinarily gifted people at a facility called Summerland, David learns to accept his true self and defeat the Shadow King. Or so they all believe. Creator/executive producer/writer/director Noah Hawley is joined by fellow executive producers John Cameron, Lauren Shuler Donner, and Jeph Loeb and series stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Bill Irwin, Jeremie Harris, and Amber Midthunder for a conversation on what to look forward to from season 2 of Legion .

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ballroom 20

5:00pm

Moonlight and Magic: Black LGBTQ Contributions to Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics, and Genre
The Black LGBTQ experience has brought unique and significant intersectional perspectives to our society and popular media: Black Lives Matter was founded by three black queer women; Black LGBT authors Octavia Butler and Samuel Delany created legendary works; bisexual writer Roxane Gay brought Marvel's Black Panther to deep critical acclaim; and Moonlight won the Oscar for Best Picture. Join Prism Comics with moderator Faith Cheltenham (BiNet USA VP, Tor.com co-creator) and panelists Viktor Kerney (Prism board member, GayMediaSoWhite creator), Ajuan Mance (8-rock.com), Sean Z. Maker (Bent-Con), Monica Roberts (TransGriot, National Transgender Advocacy Coaltion), William O. Tyler a.k.a. WOT (Queerbait), and Eliot Sutler, Esq. (BiWoCC) as they discuss the power of the Black LGBTQ experience and its positive effect not only on popular media but on society and the world at large.

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 28DE

5:00pm

Spotlight on Erica Henderson
Eisner Award-nominated artist Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) discusses comics, fashion, horror movies, everything you've been reading on Twitter, and of course, Squirrel Girl ! Panel will be moderated by John Allison (writer, Giant Days).

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 32AB

5:00pm

Star Trek: The Next 50 Years
The authors of the critically acclaimed bestselling two-volume series from St. Martin's Press The Fifty-Year Mission, Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, The Librarians) and Edward Gross (Empire, FHM, Geek Magazine), along with Access Hollywood' s Scott Mantz, look back at five decades of Star Trek and speculate on where the franchise will boldly go over the next 50 years, including the latest news from the set of Star Trek: Discovery, the future of the movie franchise, and why we need Trek today more than ever.

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 25ABC

5:00pm

The Secrets of Immersive Worlds
The best comics lure you into their worlds with magic, myth, minutiae, and more. It can be the smallest detail that changes you from a reader to an active participant in the story. Vince Hernandez (Aspen Comics) trades worldbuilding secrets with master storytellers Marjorie Liu (Monstress), Roxane Gay (Black Panther: World of Wakanda), Dustin Nguyen (Descender), Liz Suburbia (Sacred Heart), and Marguerite Bennett (InSeXts).

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 9

5:00pm

Secrets to Greenlight Your Indie Project
It's the golden age of pop culture and content, so how do you get a green light for your compelling TV series, films, games, comics, books, and animation? Learn the dos, don'ts, and secrets of success from the trailblazers that know how to get a "yes!" With P. J. Haarsma (Con Man with Alan Tudyk), Rebekah Ganiere (Amazon bestseller Fairelle series), John Merritt (Tentacle Kitty),Raene Merritt (Tentacle Kitty), and James Ganiere (Rio Vista Universal) moderator of the Q&A.

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

5:00pm

3D Printed Props, Tips, and Tricks
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 06, 05:39PM
Learn 3D printing tips and tricks, from proper materials and the right printer for the job to techniques on finishing and durability. Veteran prop maker Mike Syfritt (Mad Propps), Daniel Hawkins (The Digital Armory), and Will Co (CoKreeate) will each bring their own expertise to this insightful panel.

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

5:00pm

How to Judge What Is Appropriate in Comics: What Does T for Teen Really Mean?
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 10, 09:22PM
Cataloging and collection development practices for comic books, especially when it comes to age ranges and placement, can make librarians want to tear their hair out. In this session, the discussion will focus on understanding the content that justifies the labels of middle grade, young adult, or adult. It will also address the question of "Does 'T' really mean for teen?" The panelists will provide their insights on how to manage a series that starts in young adult and ends R-rated. Additionally, because comics are targets for censorship, they will also review how librarians can handle challenges to material and banned books and continue to fulfill the American Library Association's statement on access to library resources and services to minors. With panelists Angela Ocana (Santa Clara City Library), Kelly Quinn Chiu (Santa Clara City Library), Jenny McCluskey (Ingram Library Services), Ben Neal (Portsmouth Public Library), Steven Torres-Roman (San Diego Public Library), and Andrew Woodrow-Butcher.

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

5:00pm

IGN's Game Changers: Nerds Win. What's Next?
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 18, 08:13PM
IGN brings together the most brilliant minds from the worlds of film, TV, games, and comics-the "game changers" for their industries-and has them talk about their craft, what they think are the most interesting trends in each medium, and where they see their respective industries going next. Geoff Johns (DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer), Cliff Bleszinski (Boss Key Productions co-founder and LawBreakers game director), Gale Anne Hurd (executive producer of The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and Falling Water), and Carlton Cuse (executive producer of The Strain, Colony, Jack Ryan) will participate in a Q&A moderated by IGN's Terri Schwartz.

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 7AB

5:00pm

Manga Publishing Pros Industry Roundtable
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 13, 07:41PM
For over 30 years, manga has had its share of challenges in North America. But with more titles available in English on the same day as Japan and more variety available in both print and digital formats, manga is definitely here to stay and on the rise once more. Get a taste of what's hot, what's not, and what's next for manga in North America and Japan from top publishing pros, including Leyla Aker (senior vice president of publishing, VIZ Media), Ben Applegate (associate director of publisher services, Penguin Random House), Erik Ko (chief of operations, Udon Entertainment), Michael Gombos (director of international licensing, Dark Horse Comics), JuYoun Lee (editor-in-chief, Yen Press), and perhaps a few special guests. Moderated by David Brothers (4thletter!, Comics Alliance).

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 29AB

5:30pm

25 Years of Bob the Angry Flower
Bob the Angry Flower creator Stephen Notley leads a frantically freewheeling look back at the inspirations, controversies, challenges, absurdities, and searingly insightful laffs flung at an unwilling and unsuspecting world courtesy of the fan-favorite alternative comic. There'll be slides . . . and more!

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 4

5:30pm

ComiXology and IMDb: Kevin Smith's Comic Book Movie Trivia Mayhem
Join host Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats) and a panel of pop culture expert contestants, including Fatman on Batman's Marc Bernardin and writers for CW's The 100 Julie and Shawna Benson, for a freewheeling round of comic book movie trivia. Two judges, comiXology CEO David Steinberger and founder and CEO of IMDb Col Needham, will award points based on the creativity of the answers-that may or may not be factually accurate. Join in for some trivia mayhem!

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 6A

5:30pm

Dare To Be Dynamite: Licensing Adventure
For over a decade, Dynamite Entertainment has brought the best in movies, television, and gaming to comics. Today, publisher Nick Barrucci takes the stage alongside an all-star cast of writers and artists to discuss the past, present, and future of licensed comics and graphic novels from Dynamite. A few of the titles to be discussed include James Bond, The Shadow, and Red Sonja. Moderated by Dynamite publicist Jeremy Atkins.

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 8

5:30pm

Small Press Beyond the Wall
Fernando "Fers" Sánchez Antillón (Soulkeepers), Adalisa Zarate (Writer's Block), Gina Chacón (Studio XIII), Alejandra Zuñiga (Studio XIII), Adriana De La Torre (Studio XIII), and Joel Ojeda Lopez (Zenescope Entertainment) discuss the challenges of creating, publishing, and distributing comic books in Mexico under the shadow of the American industry. Moderated by Martín Arceo (Santos Cómics).

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 26AB

5:30pm

Richard Hatch's Final Role: Diminuendo
UPDATED: Sat, Jul 15, 04:34PM
Chloe Dykstra (Heroes of Cosplay), Walter Koenig (Star Trek), Gigi Edgley (Farscape), Libby Letlow (Big Little Lies), writer/director Bryn Pryor (Cowboys & Engines), and writer/producer Sarah Goldberger (Cowboys & Engines) will tell stories about working with Comic-Con fixture Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica) on his final film, Diminuendo, and screen footage from the film. Moderated by Taliesin Jaffe (Critical Role).

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 24ABC

5:30pm

Thursday Playback Room Block #3
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: The Strain Screening and Q&A, The Nerdist Panel with Chris Hardwick, Legion Screening and Q&A, and Marvel Television: Marvel's Inhumans. (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.)

5:45pm

The Miraculous Phenomenon Continues
The Miraculous team is back! Join them to talk about the evolution of Miraculous into seasons 2 and 3, a live-action movie, and worldwide success! They'll also be introducing the new addition to the Zag Heroez roster: Zak Storm!

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Room 6DE

6:00pm

Animate a Superhero with Adobe
Make your own animated superhero! Using Adobe Character Animator, Dave Werner a.k.a. Okay Samurai (Adobe UI designer) will teach you how to bring your toys, characters, art, or superheroes to life. With a simple photo or illustration, turn your Photoshop or Illustrator characters into animations that blink, talk, walk, and even shoot fire! Moderated by Erica Schisler (user engagement, Adobe).

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 11

6:00pm

DC: Too Tough Trivia or Stump the Writers
Think you know everything from Crisis on Infinite Earths to Flashpoint to Rebirth? Come by and test your knowledge of the DC Universe from its inception all the way to Dark Days against DC's finest minds to win some exclusive prizes!

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 5AB

6:00pm

Disney Kingdoms: Theme Park Stories with Marvel Comics
The creators of Disney Kingdoms by Marvel discuss in depth the history as well as future titles of this popular family comic book series.

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 7AB

6:00pm

Funimation Industry Panel
Hear the latest news, info, and announcements about everything from Akira to Dragon Ball Z with North America's largest anime distributor, Funimation.

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 9

6:00pm

Learn to Draw Convincing Backgrounds for Comic Book Panels
Ron Lemen (illustrator, storyboard/sequential artist, concept artist, educator) demonstrates and lectures on methods and techniques for designing and rendering expressive backgrounds for comic panels quickly and efficiently. The lecture will also discuss camera angles, lens distortions, and complex perspective.

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 2

6:00pm

LGBTQ Geek Year in Review
The past year has been filled with key moments in comics, TV, movies, animation, and games that every queer geek should know about. The panel will discuss the significance of these events to the greater LGBTQ community. Hosted by Prism Comics and moderated by P. Kristen Enos (Prism Comics, Active Voice the Comic Collection), the panel includes Diane Anderson-Minshall (editorial director, The Advocate, Plus Magazine, and Tiny Living Chic), Nick Adams (director of programs, GLAAD's Transgender Media), Mike Ciriaco (LA Weekly, WeHoTV News), Amber Garza (director of international licensing, Sequential Rights; West Coast coordinator, Geeks OUT!), Chelsea Steiner (AfterEllen.com, Autostraddle.com), and Amelia Vaughn (Huffington Post, Riptide Publishing).

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 28DE

6:00pm

Masquerade 101
For costumers, future costumers, and those who simply enjoy watching costuming events, this overview of fan convention competitions will discuss their workings, history, differences from one convention type to another, the judging process, how contestants qualify, and what it takes to win. Also, tips on costume research, design, fabrication methods, and stage presentation ideas for taking original and recreated designs from concept to stage-ready. Panelists include Allan Lavigne (award-winning San Francisco area fan costumer and superhero armor fabricator), Jennifer King (fan costumer and Houston's Space City Comic Con Cosplay Contest Coordinator), John Ruff (San Diego Comic-Con/WonderCon Anaheim Masquerade assistant coordinator), and moderator Martin Jaquish (San Diego Comic-Con/WonderCon Anaheim Masquerade coordinator since 1992).

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 23ABC

6:00pm

Superhero Family Feud
Bestselling, award-winning, comic-loving, authors Margaret Stohl (Black Widow, Captain Marvel), Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl, Runaways), Jason Reynolds (Miles Morales: Spider-Man, Ghost), Cecil Castellucci (Tin Star, The Plain Janes), Shannon and Dean Hale (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World), Ryan North (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), Nick Lowe (Marvel Comics editor), and other special guests battle to the finish in this superhero-centric Family Feud -style game.

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

6:00pm

The European Comics Wave
Many readers are used to American comics being formatted a certain way. But all over the world, the comic-making standards differs from country to country. This program will consider the BD (bandes dessinées) format with a panel of publishers and creators as well as offer a look at the exciting wave of European comics being brought over to America.

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 29AB

6:00pm

The Exorcist
FOX's breakout thriller returns for a second season. Join Father Tomas (Alfonso Herrera, Sense8), Father Marcus (Ben Daniels, House of Cards), Father Bennett (Kurt Egyiawan, Skyfall), and executive producers Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four) and Sean Crouch (Numb3rs) for a special fan tribute panel including highlights and insights on the new season.

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 6BCF

6:00pm

Women of Color in Comics: Race, Gender, and the Comic Book Medium
The Women in Comics Collective (WinC, pronounced "Wink") is an international organization that highlights the merit and craft work of women working in the comic book and multimedia industries. Their membership is made up of artists, writers, educators, filmmakers, show producers, art gallery directors, cosplayers, game developers, bloggers, and toy makers. Focusing on female and racial representation in comics, fandom, and the industry, panelists include moderator Regine L. Sawyer (writer, publisher, WinC founder), Jewels Smith ([H]afrocentric writer and creator, activist), Vanee Smith-Matsalia (writer, educator), Jay Justice (cosplayer, activist), Alice Meichi Li (comic book artist, illustrator), Leen Isabel (cosplayer, artist, creator of Pole Dancing Adventures), Jazmine Joyner (comic book store owner), and Jules Rivera (comic book artist).

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 32AB

6:00pm

Writing for the Computer Gaming Industry
Some of the most talented storytellers today create worlds for the computer gaming industry. This panel of industry vets share insights gleaned from creating some of the best reviewed narrative-driven titles in gaming history. The panel includes Neal Hallford (Lily Bard Online), Neil Druckmann (Uncharted 4), Anne Toole (Horizon Zero Dawn), John Zuur Platten (Ingress), and Kimberly Unger (Dexter: Slice), moderated by Jana Hallford (Swords & Circuitry: A Designer's Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games).

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 25ABC

6:00pm

Through the Gate: Celebrating the Stargate Franchise
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 13, 07:59PM
It's been 20 years since Stargate SG-1 premiered and almost 25 years since viewers took the first interstellar trip to an ancient world with the original film. Join Damian Beurer (host, Legion M co-founder), David Read (Gateworld founder), and special guests as the gateway reopens to celebrate the fandom and explore the next chapter in the Stargate universe. With exclusive news, sneak peeks, and giveaways, devoted Stargate fans and new fans alike.

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

6:15pm

Marvel Television: Marvel's Inhumans
The Inhumans have landed in San Diego! Special guests of the highly anticipated Marvel's Inhumans unveil an explosive panel moderated by executive producer Jeph Loeb. This event series will premiere a version of the first two episodes exclusively in IMAX theatres for a two-week window prior to the debut of the full series on ABC.

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Ballroom 20

6:30pm

Comics PR and Marketing 101
Need tips on how to market your comic or have questions about building relationships in the comics industry? This is the panel for you! ComiXology marketing maven Ivan Salazar hosts a panel of comics PR and marketing titans including Chip Mosher (comiXology head of content/senior director of communications), Jen Vaughn (writer, artist, game designer), and David Hyde (founder, Superfan Promotions) for a wide-ranging discussion of how you can make a big splash in comics through marketing and PR.

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 8

6:30pm

Making a Living off Your Art
Freelance artist Lee Kohse (Lucasfilm, Disney, DreamWorks), Sean Glumace (Adobe Education Leader), and Douglas Dreier (art collector and curator), discuss the business of art and answer your questions about how to generate revenue, promote yourself, deal with clients and commissions, and price your art. Moderated by Johnny Kolasinski (former steering committee co-chair of genARTS Silicon Valley). One lucky panel attendee will win a 12-month subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud, a $599 value courtesy of Adobe Education Leader Sean Glumace.

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 24ABC

6:30pm

The Scoop at Simon & Schuster
Lauren Hoffman (marketing), Chrissy Noh (marketing), Jodie Hockensmith (publicity), Keri Horan (marketing), and Liesa Abrams (marketing) give a sneak peek at the hottest books and properties coming from Simon & Schuster in 2017, including books by some of your fan-favorite authors. The discussion will be moderated by Jon Anderson (executive vice president, publisher), and attendees will take home exclusive prizes and swag.

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 4

6:30pm

The Trump Presidential Library Panel
Celebrants and detractors alike are chewing on the fact that Donald Trump was elected president. Shannon Wheeler and Robert Sikoryak will help you swallow. In their books Sh*t My President Says and The Unquotable Trump (respectively), these two cartoonists illustrate Trump's words for comedic effect and insight. There will be slides, a brief history of political satire, and laughter through the tears as they wrestle with an understanding of our current dystopia. Can satire keep up with reality? Shannon Wheeler is the two-time Eisner winning creator of Too Much Coffee Man and a New Yorker cartoonist. Robert Sikoryak started at Raw magazine, is a New Yorker contributor, and a Comic-Con special guest.

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 26AB

6:45pm

The LEGO Ninjago Movie
In this big screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, a.k.a. the Green Ninja (Dave Franco), along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu (Jackie Chan), as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd's dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Room 6A

7:00pm

Adam West Celebration
For many, Adam West provided the initial gateway to Batman through the glorious televised tales of the late '60s. Tonight, fans will come together to celebrate his beloved performance and the 50+ years that followed with video footage and personal anecdotes. Please join director/writer/actor Kevin Smith (Clerks, Comic Book Men), actor/radio personality Ralph Garman (Family Guy, Starring Adam West), producer James Tucker (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders), moderator Gary Miereanu and an ever-growing list of special guests in this salute to the legendary "Bright Knight."

Thursday July 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 6DE

7:00pm

Black Mask: Debuting Tomorrow's Legends
With a nonstop string of breakout hits including Space Riders, BLACK, 4 Kids Walk into a Bank, Young Terrorists, Jade Street Protection Services, The Dregs, Godkiller, We Can Never Go Home, the Eisner-nominated Kim & Kim, and its most recent smash CALEXIT, Black Mask has made a name for itself as the hottest launchpad to debut new talent and as the home for some of the coolest, most provocative comics around. Join Black Mask co-founder Matteo Pizzolo (Young Terrorists, Godkiller, CALEXIT) and the creators of Kim & Kim Magdalene Visaggio, Eva Cabrera, and Claudia Aguirre; creators of BLACK Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3; creators of 4 Kids Walk into a Bank Matthew Rosenberg and Tyler Boss; and more special guests for a wide-ranging discussion of how new creators and new ideas are changing comics and how YOU can be a part of it.

Thursday July 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 29AB

7:00pm

DC Comics Goes Steampunk
Taking mashups to the next level, you'll learn how to take your favorite DC Comic heroes and villains and transform them into Steampunk fan art and costumes! This panel will have everything you need to get your Aquaman to Zatanna mashups put together. Plus, all the how-to's to get your Harleys, Jokers, and Wonder Women cosplays reinvented in epic Steampunk style. Panelists include Diana Given, Dean LeCrone, Bob Mogg, R. J. Perez; moderated by Anastasia Hunter (chair, Gaslight Steampunk Expo).

Thursday July 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

7:00pm

Femme Magnifique: Amazing Women in Comics
Learn about the groundbreaking women featured in the new anthology Femme Magnifique and the creative teams that turned the real-life adventures of these women into comic book stories. Women from politics, art, science, and pop will be featured, as co-curators Shelly Bond (Black Crown) and Kristy Miller (Femme Magnifique) provide sneak peeks at the art and stories. Femme Magnifique creative team members Paige Braddock (Jane's World), Elsa Charretier (The Unstoppable Wasp), Eva Cabrera (KIM & KIM), Tess Fowler (Rat Queens), Gail Simone (Red Sonja), and more share their experiences creating comic stories based on real-life female heroes. Q&A session.

Thursday July 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 2

7:00pm

Inside the Voice Actors Studio
Bang Zoom! Entertainment brings you this one-hour panel/workshop about voice acting that covers practical dubbing techniques, important issues such as studio protocol, and what to expect at your first audition. This is a great opportunity for attendees interested in the voice acting profession to get firsthand advice and experience from the pros in an intimate yet dynamic setting. You will learn directly from some of the best voice actors and directors in the world and also get some inside information on how to break in and what the industry is really like.

Thursday July 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 11

7:00pm

Lost in Translation
The economy is steadily growing stronger and so are sales of manga and anime. But are the steady sales helping all the portions of the industry? And with the renewed interest in manga out there, are there enough quality series to feed the hunger, or is there a danger of oversaturation? Freelancers and industry insiders discuss the art and business of translated entertainment, share stories, and take audience questions. Panelists include William Flanagan (Fairy Tail), Michael Gombos (director of international publishing and licensing, Dark Horse), Mari Morimoto (Naruto), Lillian Diaz-Przybyl (digital editor, Sweetness and Lightning), and Stephen Paul (One Piece).

Thursday July 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 9

7:00pm

Netflix Original: Castlevania with Adi Shankar
Castlevania is one of the most popular video game franchises by Konami and Hideo Kojima. Brought to us with vivid animation through Netflix, fans will want to hear what the behind the scene stories are from the cast and crew. Jessica Tseang (founder Girl on Geek, Little Geek Girls) will lead a lively discussion with Adi Shankar (showrunner and executive producer of Castlevania, executive producer Dredd), Sam Deats (director Castlevania, Powerhouse Animation), and Kevin Kolde (executive producer and showrunner for Castlevania, producer Bee and Puppycat, Adventure Time) on what it took to bring this project to us. A Q&A will follow for those with burning questions!

Thursday July 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 5AB

7:00pm

Publishers Weekly: Selling Comics to a Diverse Audience
It's no secret that the audience for comics has become far more diverse over the last decade. As more children, women, people of color, and queer readers discover comics-and more work is created for these audiences-reaching out on a retail level is even more important. PW senior editor Calvin Reid talks with comics retailers and booksellers about expanding the readership and standing up for representation and what works and what doesn't. With Christopher Butcher (The Beguiling), Terence Irvins (Kinokuniya), Jennifer Haines (The Dragon), and more.

Thursday July 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 23ABC

7:00pm

Successful Gaming Tournaments
Gaming tournaments have become a major source of revenue and advertising for brick-and-mortar comic shops. A panel of experts discusses the best way shops can advertise, organize, and hold these tournaments. Panelists include Dr. Billy San Juan (author, gamer), Cary Kazmaier (manager, Artifex Entertainment), Tim Shields (owner, Cascade Games), Doreen Kamada-Fujii (Pokémon TCG), and Angela Chandler (Magic: The Gathering judge).

Thursday July 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 28DE

7:00pm

TBS Gets Animated
Executive producers, creators, and writers from upcoming TBS animated original comedy series present exclusive clips and sneak peeks of each show. First up will be Matt Weitzman of TBS's American Dad! followed by an introduction to the eccentric residents of the Tierra Chula Resident Hotel in Tarantula by creator Carson Mell. Coming in early 2018, Final Space is a serialized intergalactic space saga about an astronaut named Gary and his adorable planet-destroying friend Mooncake, from indie film producers Olan Rogers and David Sacks (The Tick and The Simpsons). The program will also feature a surreal animated series about a family growing up without getting old from J. G. Quintel, the creator of the Emmy Award-winning Regular Show.

Thursday July 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 7AB

7:00pm

International Creator Slam: Europe Versus USA
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 14, 06:11PM
Believe it or not, there's more than one way to make a great comic! Come see American and European creators discuss differences and similarities in creating comics on the two sides of the Atlantic with Nick Abadzis (Laika, US/UK), José Luis Munuera (Les Campbell, Spain/France), and Ted Naifeh (Night's Dominion, USA). Free European comics tote bags and goodies for all attendees.

Thursday July 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 32AB

7:00pm

Simulated Worlds: Writing for Virtual Reality and Games
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 12, 09:23PM
Writers for games and virtual reality talk about the industry's next big thing. What's different about writing for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)? And how does it change the way gamers interact with your games? Game writers and industry professionals discuss the potential pitfalls and challenges of this next leap in technology as well as the potential for new narratives moving forward. Panelists include Jonathan Callan (senior writer, Survios and "Raw Data"), Collin Kelly (writer, adviser to the USC Games Program), Andrew Robinson (senior writer, Animation and Cinematics at Blizzard Entertainment), Nathan Burba (chief executive officer, Survios), and James Iliff (co-founder/chief creative officer at Survios).

Thursday July 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 25ABC

7:00pm

Hall H and Ballroom 20 Thursday Playback Free Play
Didn't get into Hall H or Ballroom 20 today? We feel your pain! On hand to kick off the panel will be the assistant to the director of programming for Comic-Con, Tommy Goldbach, in this block that rebroadcasts some of the day's popular panels from those two giant rooms. Best of all, those in attendance will get to vote in a show of applause on what they want to see. It's democracy at its finest, and it's a second 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.)

7:15pm

12 Monkeys
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 12, 04:32PM
Attention, time travelers! After an exciting season of searching for, and ultimately finding, the Witness, everyone was stunned by the revelations in the finale. Join the executive producer Terry Matalas and stars Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Emily Hampshire, Alisen Down, and Todd Stashwick as they look back at the show's most talked-about moments and tease the upcoming fourth and final season. You won't want to miss some exclusive surprises! Moderated by Alicia Lutes.

Thursday July 20, 2017 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Room 6BCF

7:30pm

10 Years of Adam Warren's Empowered
2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the debut of Dark Horse Comics' graphic novel series Empowered, a manga-influenced "sexy superhero comedy" about the trials, tribulations, and body image issues of a struggling young superheroine. Creator Adam Warren, moderator David Brothers, artist Rob "Robaato" Porter, and others offer a discussion of the past, present, and future of the acclaimed series.

Thursday July 20, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 4

7:30pm

Artist as Brand: Rise of the Artist Entrepreneur
Greg Spalenka (artist, Sandman) moderates this annual panel discussion on art career sustainability. Learn strategies on how to create an income from your talent on your own terms with Sam Flegal (artist, Fantasy Flight; host of One Fantastic Week), Daniel M. Davis and Dawna Davis (Steam Crow), Jacquelin de Leon (illustrator, comic artist, social media master), and Lydia Fenwick (fine artist, illustrator, entrepreneur).

Thursday July 20, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 8

7:30pm

Hollyweird Science: Information Versus Motivation
When a new science fiction film comes out, so do the science experts (with vastly different levels of expertise) to nitpick the film's science content. The irony is that Hollywood has never been more willing to work with actual scientists to ensure scientific accuracy. Yet, scientists often cite TV series like Star Trek and films like 2001: A Space Odyssey as the elements that inspired their careers. When it comes to the value to science and science education, is the motivational/inspirational component at least as important as the science content itself? This panel of scientists and Hollywood professionals share their thoughts. Featuring Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica, AMC's The Walking Dead), Amy Berg (Counterpart, Eureka), Kevin Grazier, Ph.D. (Gravity, Pirates of the Caribbean: DMTNT), Jessica Cail, Ph.D. (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D ., Zootopia), Rick Loverd (Science and Entertainment Exchange), and Colin Campbell (The Universe, Life After People). Moderated by Gia Mora (Scirens).

Thursday July 20, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 26AB

7:30pm

It Gets Geekier: Why Queer Representation Matters
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 10, 03:56PM
Joshua Yehl (IGN Comics) brings It Gets Geekier back to discuss the importance of including LGBT+ characters in comic books, TV shows, and movies. Host Bryan Pittard (Flame On! Podcast) will lead the talk including Sina Grace (Iceman), Kris Anka (All-New X-Men), Megan Townsend (GLAAD), Marc Andreyko (Love is Love) and more.

Thursday July 20, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 24ABC

8:00pm

Cartoon Network Summertime Go! Screening and Costume Contest
Tell your cousin, sister, papa, and your mom that new episodes are a go at the con! Cartoon Network is new all summer and they're ready to go with exclusive sneak peeks of your favorites, along with peeks at their newest shows. Dress as your favorite CN character and walk the runway for a chance to win incredible loot! Psst -kids 12 and under who show up in costume will receive a special prize. Guest judges include Ian Jones-Quartey (creator and voice of Rad for OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes), Greg Cipes (voice of Stinkfly for Ben 10 and voice of Beast Boy for Teen Titans Go!), Zach Callison (voice of Steven for Steven Universe), Deedee Magno-Hall (voice of Pearl for Steven Universe), and Michaela Dietz (voice of Amethyst for Steven Universe), led by the guy who has a voice in all of their shows, Eric Bauza. And that's how summertime goes!

Thursday July 20, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 7AB

8:00pm

Gunslingers, Half-Orcs, and Fireballs: A Super-Fun Guide to Dungeons & Dragons and Tabletop RPGs
Continuing last year's popular "Rogues, Half-Elves, and Magic Missile: A Beginner's Guide to Dungeons & Dragons" panel, this session focuses on tips and tricks to get the most enjoyment out of playing D&D or any other tabletop RPG. Panelists discuss how to have a super-fun time creating a character, roleplaying that character, crafting a fascinating story, and getting along with your fellow players, so you don't want to cast Meteor Swarm on them in real life! Moderated by Jeff Burns (Super Geeked Up, Monday Night Mayhem) and featuring Jennifer Muro (Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Justice League Action), Elisa Teague (Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow's Walk, Geek Out!), Jennifer Kretchmer (Maze Arcana, Dollhouse), Trip Hope (League of S.T.E.A.M., Monday Night Mayhem), and Marx Pyle (GenreTainment, Monday Night Mayhem). Plus, join in immediately after the panel for a gaming session in Room 15AB with a demonstration of Fate Accelerated. So assemble your party and join in for an adventure!

Thursday July 20, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 28DE

8:00pm

Name That Movie Meets Frankenstein
For the fifth straight year, John Field (Inkpot Award winner) leads everyone's favorite game show, Name That Movie! The game consists of seeing 50 different clips from 50 different sci-fi, horror, and fantasy movies. You are given a ticket with a series of numbers on it. If your ticket is chosen from the Magic Film Can, you become a contestant! Four people will be chosen. See how many movies you can name! But that's not all. If no one on the panel can name the movie, the audience gets a chance! The winners get fabulous (almost valuable) prizes. The audience members who answer correctly get cool bonus prizes as well. Come be a part of this laugh-filled, fun-filled show.

Thursday July 20, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 9

8:00pm

Psychology of Cult TV Shows: Episode 4
Are you a fan of Supernatural, Westworld, Game of Thrones, or Sherlock? Do you love Daredevil, Walking Dead, Jessica Jones, or Luke Cage? If so, come join the team of mental health professionals Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy, Star Wars Psychology), Dr. Travis Langley (Doctor Who Psychology: A Madman with a Box; Star Trek Psychology: The Mental Frontier), Dr. Lynn Zubernis (Supernatural Psychology; Family Don't End with Blood), Dr. Billy San Juan (Doctor Who Psychology, Walking Dead Psychology), and Travis Adams (Supernatural Psychology) and TV writers/producers Jose Molina (Agent Carter, Firefly), Christine Boylan (Castle, Once Upon a Time), and Deric Hughes (The Flash, Beauty and the Beast) in geeking out and discussing your favorite TV shows. Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia, Star Wars Psychology) moderates.

Thursday July 20, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 25ABC

8:00pm

Sweet Christmas! A Mock Trial to Prove Luke Cage Is Innocent
Marvel's Luke Cage ended with Luke in FBI custody for breaking out of prison. This will be a mock evidentiary hearing where attorneys will argue to US Magistrate Judge Mitch Dembin a writ of habeas corpus petition to prove Cage's actual innocence. Attorneys arguing the case include Christine Peek, Esq. (McManis Faulkner) and Megan Smith, Esq. for Luke Cage (played by David Gibson) and Steve Chu, Esq. and Jane Boardman (deputy city attorney for the City of San Diego Office of the City Attorney) for the government.

Thursday July 20, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 23ABC

8:00pm

The 501st Legion: An Introduction to Villainous Costuming in the Star Wars Universe
Panelists offer an introduction to the creation of fan-made villain costumes from all seven Star Wars movies and beyond. Legion members from the Imperial Sands, Southern California, and Wisconsin Garrisons will provide an overview of the creative processes that bring Stormtroopers, Tusken Raiders, Boba Fett, or Kylo Ren from the silver screen in to reality. Dean Amstutz (ISG membership liaison) will discuss the membership journey, from initial interest through final approval. Lesley Farquhar (ISG commanding officer) will speak about fabric construction. Kevin Weir (Imperial Surplus Armor and KW Designs owner) will relate his process for working with armor parts. Howard Smart (ISG member) will speak about small prop construction. Dawn Bright (Flagship Eclipse Detachment executive officer) will discuss the process and requirements for bringing a new canon costume into the Legion. Adam Petersen (Jolly Roger Squadron Detachment leader) will discuss large costume construction. Todd Mullin (ISG executive officer) will moderate the panel with a Q&A session after the presentation.

Thursday July 20, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

8:00pm

Whose Team Are You on? The Psychology of World Beliefs and Personality
In a landscape of intense fictional conflict with Iron Man versus Captain America, Batman versus Superman, Justice League versus the Avengers-which team are you on? A research study conducted by April Fugett, PhD and Keith W. Beard, PsyD (professors of psychology, Marshall University), and Jacob Mills, MA and Britani Black, MA (doctoral students, Marshall University) examined how personality and world beliefs factor into preferences for certain characters, teams, and even specific shows in popular culture. Many people have strong world views and strong character preferences that they identify with, support, follow closely, and spend money on in the forms of merchandise and even brand identity. This support, from Tumblr posts to fan-created merchandise, often available months before retail, affects every aspect of the comic, television, and cinematic universes. This information could be used to better promote and engage people with specific brand and character choices while also giving individuals insight into their own characters and media preferences.

Thursday July 20, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 29AB

8:00pm

Eko Interactive Narratives: Giving Control to the Viewer
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 12, 09:22PM
In the fall of 2017, Eko will be launching a full slate of interactive shows created by a host of creative minds from across fandom and in association with Sony, MGM, and Warner. Come see exclusive footage of the series and chat with the creators about their respective approaches to interactive narratives and what it means to give viewers control of a character’s psyche. The minds behind the shows participating in this discussion will be Graham Reznick (Until Dawn), Sandeep Parikh (The Guild), Lindsay Pulispher (Fear the Walking Dead, True Blood), Milana Vayntrub (This Is Us), Shane Small (creator, Exploding Kittens), and Ben Conrad (GenPop). Moderated by Alex Albrecht (G4techTV).

Thursday July 20, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 5AB

8:00pm

I'll Take Quidditch for $500, Obi-Wan: Fan Game Show
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 10, 05:25PM
Can you name the family seat of each Westerosi house? Identify a Star Wars villain from a single line of dialogue? List every Hogwarts professor by magical subject? Test your knowledge in this bookish game show, competing head to head with fellow fans and bestselling authors Christie Golden (Battlefront II: Inferno Squad), Scott Sigler (Alive), Sylvain Neuvel (Sleeping Giants), and actress/audiobook narrator Janina Gavankar (Battlefront II: Inferno Squad) in categories like "May the Force Be with You," "Expecto Patronum," and more, using audio clips from the Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and Harry Potter audiobooks. Star Wars audiobook narrator Marc Thompson will host, selecting a few lucky audience members to compete onstage to be teammates with these terrific authors!

Thursday July 20, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 32AB

8:00pm

Kung Fu Extravaganza 20th Anniversary Celebration
Ric Meyers (Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Book) and his film fight fest is back for the big two-oh, so it's party time-with not only the best action sequences of the year but the best from action movie history! Joining the festivities will be comedy film nerds Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini (Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary), "Master of Remaster" Frank Djeng, "King of YouTube Kung Fu" Eric Jacobus, fight coordinator for Marvel's Black Panther Clayton J. Barber with gasps, laughs, cheers, premieres, sneak peeks, and maybe even a surprise guest or two.

Thursday July 20, 2017 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Room 6A

8:15pm

Dark Matter: Season 3
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 12, 11:02PM
Halfway through season 3, the cast of Dark Matter will discuss exciting developments and what's next for the intrepid crew of the Raza. Cast members Melissa O'Neil (Two), Anthony Lemke (Three), Alex Mallari Jr. (Four), and Jodelle Ferland (Five), and executive producer Jay Firestone will bring you all of the latest news from behind the scenes in a panel moderated by Aaron Sagers (SYFY Wire). Don't miss it!

Thursday July 20, 2017 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Room 6DE

8:30pm

Graphic Novel Creator Richard Kyle's Legacy
Richard Kyle published the first graphic novel, Beyond Time and Again by George Metzger, as well as Graphic Story World and Argosy magazines. Mr. Kyle's publishing work and the future of graphic novels will be discussed by a panel of experts: Mike Royer (artist, writer, Jack Kirby's inker), Denis Kitchen (artist, writer, publisher, creator of Kitchen Sink Press), Ron Turner (writer, publisher, founder of Last Gasp), Jamie Coville (writer, comics historian), Phil Yeh (cartoonist, publisher of Uncle Jam), Greg Koudoulian (early SDCC film program contributor), David G. Brown (cartoonist, winner of the 2009 NAACP Image Award), and Maggie Thompson (writer, comics historian, co-editor of the Comics Buyer's Guide).

Thursday July 20, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 8

8:30pm

ROBOTECH: A Look to the Future
Join Harmony Gold USA for the latest developments in the Robotech universe, from awesome new products to the new comic series from Titan Comics.

Thursday July 20, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 24ABC

8:30pm

SF and Fantasy Book Trivia with Orbit
Find out what's new and upcoming from Orbit, and win free books by playing a Jeopardy!- style trivia game show. "I'll take science fiction and fantasy novels for $400, please!" Orbit's marketing staff will test your knowledge banks-with some special guest appearances.

Thursday July 20, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 4

8:30pm

Comics Con Comics: En Vivo!
(Note: This show will be in Spanish. The English show is Friday afternoon.) ¡Para el primer episodio de su nuevo programa en español Juan-Manuel Rocha invita a Lalo Alcaraz (caricaturista, locutor), Rafael Navarro (Guns A'Blazin'), y algunos amigos especiales! Ven y ríe con ellos mientras hablan de comics y cultura pop.

Thursday July 20, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Room 26AB

8:30pm

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Join the fun and sing along as the California Browncoats screen Internet sensation Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Enter the horrible costume contest and win horrible prizes in four categories: Best Dr. Horrible, Captain Hammer, Penny, and "other" character from the show. A grand prize will be awarded to one well-prepared individual for "Best in Show." Do not bounce!

Thursday July 20, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Room 6BCF

9:00pm

Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist
This feature-length documentary about Will Eisner premiered at New York's Tribeca Film Festival. The film includes interviews with Stan Lee, Jules Feiffer, Jack Kirby, Art Spiegelman, Frank Miller, Kurt Vonnegut, Michael Chabon, Gil Kane, and many other famous writers and cartoonists who knew and worked with Will Eisner. The showing will be introduced by Danny Fingeroth (comics historian, Spider-Man group editor) with a brand-new videotape introduction from the film's director/producer Andrew D. Cooke and writer/producer Jon B. Cooke.

Thursday July 20, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Room 9

10:00pm

Netflix Death Note Screening
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 18, 07:00PM
Be the first to see the new movie Death Note, based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata! Get to the Horton Grand Theatre at 9:00pm for exclusive giveaways and Death Note themed activities before Adam Wingard, Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Keith Stanfield, and Masi Oka arrive to introduce you to the first ever screening of their brand new edgy thriller!

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00pm - 12:00am
Horton Grand Theatre
 
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

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

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

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 Nicholson about 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

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

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 (Starchild, Dawn 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

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

10:00am

Spotlight on Simon Hanselmann
Comics creator Simon Hanselmann (Megahex, One More Year) discusses his hit comics characters, Megg, Mogg, and Owl, and the next stage of his career with New York Magazine's Abraham Riesman.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 9

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

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 Theory: The 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

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

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

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
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

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

10:00am

Intro to TV Writing: From First Draft to Getting Staffed
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 14, 11:46PM
Moderator Spiro Skentzos (Arrow) and today's biggest TV writers, showrunners, and executives from your favorite genre shows including Keto Shimizu (Legends of Tomorrow), Ryan Condal (Colony), Terry Matalas (12 Monkeys), Sera Gamble (The Magicians), and Karen Horne (SVP, NBC.s Writers on the Verge Program) will 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

10:00am

Psych Reunion and Movie Sneak Peek
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 12, 04:21PM
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! Join Psych cast members James Roday, Dulé Hill, Kirsten Nelson, Corbin Bernsen, and Maggie Lawson along with creator Steve Franks and executive producers Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak as they reunite with their fans and celebrate the all-new Psych movie coming to USA this December. Moderated by Jimmi Simpson.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Ballroom 20

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

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

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

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 Movie coming this fall, and more, followed by a Q&A.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6A

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

10:30am

Marvel: Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 20, 08:47PM
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), Jason Reynolds (Miles Morales: Spider-Man novel), Robbie Thompson (Silk), and David F. Walker (Luke Cage) for a spectacular discussion about Spider-Man, Venomverse, and Marvel's many other street-level heroes. Be sure to stick around for a Q&A after the panel.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 24ABC

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 Book comic 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

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

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

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 Callison serving as half-guest/half-moderator.

Friday July 21, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

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

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

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

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? This will be an illimunating discussion 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

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

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

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

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

11:00am

Writing About Comics: From Fan to Pro
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 14, 09:27PM
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 Alexander Lu (Comics Beat), 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

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.)

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 Greyeyes join 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

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

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

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

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

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

11:30am

Go Go Power Rangers Comics
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 19, 01:48PM
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 (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers), Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), artist Dan Mora (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers), BOOM! Studios editor Dafna Pleban, and Saban Brands director of Power Rangers content Melissa Flores preview the new series, tease what's to come in the current series, and share behind-the-scenes secrets. Plus, Steve Kuroki, creative director of 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12:00pm

Building a Geek Brand (and Getting Paid To Do It!)
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 14, 06:17PM
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), Steve Aurajo (Nerd Fu), and Ani-Mia (professional cosplayer).

Friday July 21, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

12:00pm

I Know That Voice: The Series
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 21, 03:58AM
John DiMaggio (Futurama), Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad!), Frederick Tatasciore (Avengers Assemble), Steven Blum (Star Wars: Rebels), Carlos Alazraqui (Rocko's Modern Life), Bob Bergen (The Looney Tunes Show), Jessica DiCicco (Loonatics Unleashed), Nolan North (Uncharted) and Sean Flanagan (producer) 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 that have defined animation. Actors will partake in a Q&A session moderated by Jim McCann. For further information on how to attend this panel, please read more about the Horton Grand Theatre.

Friday July 21, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

12:00pm

Illustrating Costumes for Screen
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 10, 05:05PM
Costume Designers Guild illustrators discuss the process of illustrating for the costume designers of some of the most exciting programs on screen and in new media. Illustrators 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. The panel will be moderated by illustrator Phillip Boutte Jr (Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War).

Friday July 21, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 9

12:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

12:30pm

Marvel: Secret Empire
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 20, 08:48PM
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

12:30pm

Netflix's Buddy Thunderstruck
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 19, 01:46PM
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), Tom Krajewski (writer and story editor) Brian Atkinson (voice of Buddy Thunderstruck), and Ted Raimi (voice of Darnell) 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. Moderated by Donald Faison.

Friday July 21, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 24ABC

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

1:00pm

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

1:00pm

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

1:00pm

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

1:00pm

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

1:00pm

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

1:00pm

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

1:00pm

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

1:00pm

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

1:00pm

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

1:00pm

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

1:00pm

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

1:00pm

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

1:00pm

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

1:00pm

Behind the Music: Fantasy, Fiction, and Fandom
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 12, 11:05PM
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), Joseph LoDuca (composer, The Evil Dead series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand), 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

1:00pm

Read Like a Girl: Middle-Grade Fiction for Girls (and Boys)
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 14, 05:31PM
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), Victoria Jamieson (Roller Girl, Great Pet Caper series), 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

1:00pm

Tabletop Down
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 18, 03:38AM
"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), Jens Andersen (DC Universe Online, Star WArs: Battlefront), Flint Dille (Niantic Labs) and Barry Goldstein (psychologist, game designer). 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

1:00pm

The Animated Life: A Peek Behind the Cels
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 18, 11:03PM
From the sacred Saturday morning rituals of yesteryear to today’s storytelling masterpieces, cartoons and animation bring the imagination to life. The animation industry is full of vibrant professionals working together across creative disciplines to tell exciting stories that readers will cherish for years. Animation Invasion podcast host Adron Buske talks with a of group of animation pros about their jobs, the collaborative process, and the joys and challenges of the animation industry. Featuring guest speakers including digital artist from DreamWorks Mike Collins (The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show, Adventure Time), illustrator and character designer Andrea Fernandez (co-founder, Alkemy Studios), animator and storyboard artist Marie Lum (Cartoon Network, Craig of the Creek), Shadi Petosky (showrunner, Danger & Eggs), and writer Rachel Vine (Rainbow Brite, DuckTales).

Friday July 21, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

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
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

1:15pm

[adult swim]: Rick and Morty
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 18, 04:24PM
Executive producers and co-creators Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), writer/producer Ryan Ridley (Community), and voice talent Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), 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

1:30pm

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

1:30pm

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

1:30pm

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

1:30pm

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

1:30pm

The Female Voices of Film Twitter
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 21, 03:59AM
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), Angie Han (Mashable), Aisha Harris (Slate), Rachel Heine (Nerdist), Amy Nicholson (MTV, The Canon Podcast), Melissa Silverstein (Women and Hollywood), and Jen Yamato (LA Times). For further information on how to attend this panel, please read more about the Horton Grand Theatre.

Friday July 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

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

1:45pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2:00pm

Film Threat Podcast LIVE!
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 10, 05:05PM
Prepare for a raucous discussion about the latest and greatest independent films you've never heard of! You'll witness a debate about the major movie franchises that MUST DIE! 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.) Film Threat editor Chris Gore (G4TV) will unite legendary movie geeks including Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse), comedian Tommy Bechtold (The Middle), Charles de Lauzirika (Twin Peaks, Blade Runner), and Anthony Ray Bench (Film Threat) for a LIVE podcast that will go down in Comic-Con history.

Friday July 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

Nonfiction and Memoir in Graphic Novels
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 14, 05:33PM
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 Mairghread Scott (Science Comics: Robots), Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), Tillie Walden (Spinning), and Alison Wilgus (Science Comics: Flying Machines). Moderated by Heidi MacDonald (Publishers Weekly, ComicsBeat.com).

Friday July 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

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

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.)

2:15pm

[adult swim]: Robot Chicken
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 18, 04:23PM
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 will be on hand for the fun, and who knows who else might show up? (Full disclosure: Maybe nobody. Maybe an intern. Don't get your hopes up, is what we're saying.) 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

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

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

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

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

2:45pm

SYFY: Con Man, Cons, and Fandom Culture with Alan Tudyk
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 13, 10:05PM
Con Man creator and star Alan Tudyk along with the cast and creators will take the stage to share with fans the special sauce that goes into making the buzz-worthy web series, reminisce about the first two seasons (and their impressive list of guest stars!), delve into what makes cons--and the fans who love them--so damn great, and delight the audience with an SDCC-exclusive surprise special moment.

Friday July 21, 2017 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3:00pm

[CANCELLED] Mariah McCourt and Amy Chu on Charmz, the New Graphic Novel Line for Tween Girls
CANCELLED: Thu, Jul 13, 07:55PM
We regret to announce that this program has been cancelled.

Friday July 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 23ABC

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

3:00pm

Building the Studio of Tomorrow
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 21, 03:59AM
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). For further information on how to attend this panel, please read more about the Horton Grand Theatre.

Friday July 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

3:00pm

Prose to Panels: Graphic Novel Adaptations
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 14, 05:34PM
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 Quinn Chiu (children's librarian at the Santa Clara City Library), this panel includes Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes), Brook Allen (Lumberjanes), 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

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

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

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. Panelists include George Krstic (head of story), Robert Simpson (lead editor), Christie Golden (New York Times bestselling author), Dominic Qwek (senior sculptor), and Steven Chen (director of animation). Moderated by Cate Gary (senior editor).

Friday July 21, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 6BCF

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

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

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

3:30pm

Disney XD's DuckTales
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 17, 06:48PM
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), Beck Bennett (Saturday Night Live, Sing) join creative team Matt Youngberg (executive producer), Frank Angones (co-producer/story editor), Toks Olagundoye (Castle, The Neighbors) and Matt Youngberg (executive producer) and Francisco Angones (co-producer/story editor) as they 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

3:30pm

Writers: Get Published! Get Greenlit! Get Working!
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 17, 06:44PM
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), publicist Kristin Dwyer (Leo PR), editor Adam Wilson (Simon & Schuster, Gallery/Gallery 13), literary agent Jane Putch (Eyebait Management), Sean Berard (Agency for the Performing Arts), 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

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
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

3:45pm

The Gifted Extended Sneak Peek
From 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, The Gifted tells 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

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

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

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