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Thursday, July 20
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
 
Friday, July 21
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4:30pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 8

7:00pm

Costuming and Related Topics for Fans 30 Years Old and Beyond
John D. Callison (award-winning cosplayer and founder of Over30Cosplay), Patricia Tallman (Lyta on Babylon 5, Barbara from Night of the Living Dead), Alfredo Garcia (founding member, ret. U.S. Airforce colonel), Joyce McCarthy (award-winning cosplayer, master level costumer, restoration seamstress), Bernie Bergman (owner, Nerds Like Us), Mario Briones (cosplayer, founding member, Over30Cosplay), Victoria V. Ikerd-Schreiter (professional Wonder Woman double, cosplayer, child advocacy lawyer), and Cindy Nelson (award-winning cosplayer, founding member Over30Cosplay, Renaissance Entertainment Productions staff member) celebrate the history of comics culture, offer couple’s cosplay ideas, and combat negative, age-related, stereotypes. Plus, tips on costume choice, dating and family, age awareness in social media/marketing, and how to combat bullying in the community.

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

8:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 6DE

8:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

8:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 23ABC
 
Saturday, July 22
 

11:00am

Marvel Studios' Theatrical Prop Development
Hollywood prop master Russell Bobbitt will bring some actual props that he has developed for various Marvel Studios films and discuss the process he undertakes at the start of each film to determine the props that are needed. Followed by a Q&A session.

Saturday July 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 25ABC

11:00am

Costume Designing for Screen
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 10, 05:04PM
Costume Designers Guild members Ann Foley (costume designer, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Kimberly Adams (costume designer, Stranger Things, Halt and Catch Fire), Ivy Thaide (assistant costume designer, How to Get Away with Murder, The Mindy Project), Jill O'Hanneson (costume designer, Preacher), Kiersten Ronning (costume designer, Supergirl), Marlene Stewart (costume designer, Oblivion, Tropic Thunder), Ruth Carter (costume designer, Black Panther, Serenity), and Samantha Kuester (costume designer, Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return) talk about the process of designing costumes for screen. The designers will also answer questions from the audience. This panel will be moderated by Simon Kassianides (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).

Saturday July 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 23ABC

12:00pm

Cospositive: Cosplay with Confidence
Ivy Doomkitty (SYFY's Heroes of Cosplay, body positive advocate), D-Piddy (YouTuber, international cosplayer), and LTL Cosplay (Legion M, cosplayer) discuss body image and confidence in oneself, self-worth, ways to work on confidence, and how to stay positive in the community when faced with negative people or negative comments on social media. Cosplaying regardless of age, skin color, gender, body type/size, disability, etc. will be covered. Moderated by Bernadette Bentley (actor, cosplayer).

Saturday July 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

2:00pm

Character Creation: Makeup Effects for Cosplay
Makeup effects artist Jeff Barkley (Frost: Portrait of a Vampire, Monster Manor, Delirium) will demonstrate how to create a character makeup using generic foam latex prosthetics. Joining Jeff will be pro cosplayers Trey Barkley (Sparrow's Flight) and Desiree Preston (Enasni Volz) to help answer any questions about wearing prosthetics while in costume.

Saturday July 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

4:00pm

Ladies of the Legions, A Women's Guide to Star Wars Costuming
The Ladies of the Legions discuss different costume options for women and challenges and solutions for issues such as choosing costumes, customization and fit, crossplay costume options, physical issues for women in costume, and support and costume groups for women. Panelists offer introductions to various costume clubs, including the 501st Legion (Lesley Farquhar, Dawn Bright, and Anastasia Hunter), Rebel Legion (Rachel Williams and Lisa Curtis Saunders), and the Mandalorian Mercs (Carrie Ann Caranci and Kristina Schlosser). Moderated by Lesley Farquhar (The 501st Legion).

Saturday July 22, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

4:00pm

Transforming Character to Costume: DC Superhero Costumes from Workroom to Film Set
The Motion Picture Costumers IATSE Local 705 leads a discussion exploring the different positions behind the scenes in Hollywood's costume industry. Learn about the journey each costume takes to become part of your favorite onscreen character's appearance with expert panelists Bob Morgan (costume supervisor, Batman V. Superman, Man of Steel), Mike Welch (set costumer, Batman V. Superman, X-Men: Days of Future Past), Federico Cervantes (key specialty costumer, Batman V. Superman, Watchmen), Stacia Lang (custom-made cutter fitter, Aquaman, Man of Steel), and Lisa Fullerton (custom-made stitcher, Aquaman, The Hunger Games).

Saturday July 22, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9

8:30pm

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

Saturday July 22, 2017 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Ballroom 20
 
Sunday, July 23
 

11:00am

Disneybounding 101: An Introduction to the Pop Culture Fashion Phenomenon
Cosplayers Sara Katz-Scher (ThatPrincessGirl) and Neil A. Williams II (LostBoyCosplay) of The Adventure Effect along with Leslie Kay (DisneyBound blog) discuss how to choose, design, shop for, wear, and photograph your Disneybound (Disney-inspired fashionable ensembles) as well as the difference between costuming and Disneybounding.

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

1:00pm

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

2:30pm

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 8

3:00pm

Oya Mando: 10 Years and Hunting
Have you ever wanted to ask a Mandalorian how to build a set of armor or why they built it? Now's your chance! Meet with veterans of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club and ask your questions. They will cover a wide array of topics, such as parts of the armor, materials, tools, and assembly, as well as who they are and why they do what they do.

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina