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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2:15pm

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

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

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

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

3:15pm

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

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

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

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

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

6:45pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11:15am

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

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

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

12:30pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6DE

1:00pm

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

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

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

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

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

3:30pm

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

4:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 4

4:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 7AB

4:15pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 6DE

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

4:30pm

Artificial Intelligence: Will Computers Take Over the World?
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 20, 09:05PM
As scientists move closer to achieving artificial intelligence, what is next? How does real AI science compare to its depictions in movies, on TV, and in books? Could AI save the world—or be its doom? Join the Fleet Science Center as they bring together Craig Titley (co-executive producer/writer, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), William Wisher Jr. (screenwriter, The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day) to discuss the future of artificial intelligence with Dr. Ndapa Nakashole (assistant professor, UCSD Artificial Intelligence Group) and Navrina Singh (director of business development and artificial intelligence, Microsoft).

Friday July 21, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 24ABC

5:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 28DE

5:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 25ABC

5:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 11

5:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 7AB

5:00pm

Masters of Visual Storytelling: European and US Creators Discuss
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 14, 06:33PM
Whether you're putting out a serial comic book or a one-shot graphic novel, it's essential to captivate readers from the start--and make them hold their breath till the end. But just how do you do that? Two legendary creators, Walter Simonson and Jean Dufaux, an American and a European, give insight into the art of writing for comics and how these techniques may differ in Europe and the USA. Moderated by Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly). Free European comics tote bags and goodies for all atendees.

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 29AB

5:00pm

Son of Shaolin: OGN to Movie
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 11, 05:52PM
Son of Shaolin is an upcoming OGN from Top Cow that tells the story of an Afro-Asian teen in Harlem who discovers he is the last living descendant of an ancient Shaolin master. Film rights were recently sold to Sony/Columbia Pictures, with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson producing. The creative team discusses the challenges of creating a new comic book story with a diverse cast of characters and the process of adapting such a story for the big screen. Panelists include creator/writer/screenwriter Jay Longino (Skiptrace), artist Caanan White (The Harlem Hellfighters), editor Shahriar Fouladi, John Nee (CEO of Cryptozoic Entertainment), Louise Simonson, and Ryan Kalil (Strange Turn Entertainment, NFL Carolina Panthers).

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 9

5:30pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 26AB

6:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 7AB

6:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 32AB

6:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 29AB

6:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 28DE

6:30pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

6:45pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Room 6DE

7:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 28DE

7:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 25ABC

7:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 9

7:00pm

Star Wars' Dysfunctional Skywalker Family
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 10, 05:06PM
Twins separated at birth, domestic abuse near a volcano, space divore, and child abandonment on desert planets . . . the root of all evil in the Star Wars universe is not the dark side, it's bad parenting! This panel will look at the future of the Skywalker family and how Kylo Ren's parents' divorce may have adversely affected him. Plus, the panel will speculate on what's to come in Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Join Chris Gore (Film Threat), Chelsea Blackstone (YouTube's Figure Fights), Jeff Tucker (Gemr CollectorCast), and comedians Tommy Bechtold (The Middle) and Steele Saunders (Steele Wars) for a fun yet serious look at how poor parenting choices in the Skywalker family led to a galaxy far, far away thrown into chaos.

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 7AB

7:00pm

Princess Mononoke Screening
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 21, 04:00AM
Princess Mononoke is a landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty. Join Her Universe and Hot Topic for Studio Ghibli trivia, prizes, and a special screening of the epic film. Hosted by Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein. For further information on how to attend this panel, please read more about the Horton Grand Theatre.

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

7:30pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 5AB

7:30pm

Friday Playback Room Block #4
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: AMC's Preacher, Original Series Outlander, and Netflix: Marvel's The Defenders. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

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

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

Friday July 21, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 4

8:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 7AB

8:00pm

Larry Nemecek's Trekland 2017: TNG at 30 and Discovery at T-minus
For 2017, Larry “Dr. Trek” Nemecek (Portal 47, Star Trek Continues) aims his annual archive deep-dive at the Big 3-0 for The Next Generation and counts the latest Twitter headlines on Discovery ’til it finally hits the streaming screen. As usual, look for all Trek via bloopers, in-jokes, and touchstone visuals—and, if lucky, an extended sneak peek at The Con of Wrath documentary (with DP Neal Hallford) now in postproduction. Plus, images from the Nemecek Trekland archives and a special from the new Portal 47 fan experience!

Friday July 21, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 29AB

8:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 32AB

9:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 23ABC

9:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 7AB

9:15pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 9:15pm - 10:45pm
Room 6DE

9:30pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Ballroom 20

9:30pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Room 6BCF

9:40pm

Hall H and Ballroom 20 Friday Playback Free Play
Didn’t get into Hall H or Ballroom 20 today? Have no fear, a second chance is here! On hand to kick off the panel will be the assistant to the director of programming for Comic-Con, Tommy Goldbach, in this block that rebroadcasts some of the day’s popular panels from those two giant rooms. Best of all, those in attendance will get to vote in a show of applause on what they want to see. It’s democracy at its finest, and it’s a second and maybe even a third chance to see these panels. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

 
Saturday, July 22
 

10:00am

Comic–Con Film School 103
Day three of this course on micro-budget movie-making deals with how to direct actors, organize a crew, and keep them all happy without anybody making a dime. Panelists includeValerie 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),Sean Rourke (writer, Ballistica), and actorsMegan Rees, Kelsey Walmer, Dylan Rourke, and Bradley Upton.

Saturday July 22, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

10:30am

Saturday Playback Room Block #1
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: ABC's Once Upon a Time, Riverdale Special Video Presentation and Q&A, and Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation. (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.)

Saturday July 22, 2017 10:30am - 1:00pm
Marriott Marina Ballroom DE, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

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

11:30am

Warner Archive's Monsters From Hell
UPDATED: Sat, Jul 08, 07:02PM
Warner Archive Collection (WAC), Trailers From Hell & Famous Monsters of Filmland join forces to spotlight some of the most beloved (and sometimes overlooked) monster/dinosaur films of the past 70 years. Revel in WAC's high-definition remastering of cult classics ranging from When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, The Valley of Gwangi, Demon Seed and From Hell It Came to some soon-to-be-released on Blu-ray surprises. Trailers From Hell film gurus Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider, Tales of Halloween), Darren Bousman (Saw II, Saw II, Saw IV), and Academy Award nominated screenwriter Josh Olson (A History of Violence) join WAC podcasters Matthew Patterson & DW Ferranti to delve deep into insights, stories and glimpses behind the scenes of these fan favorites. Gary Miereanu moderates the proceedings.

Saturday July 22, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 5AB

11:30am

Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 11, 04:26PM
On Saturday, July 22, beginning at 11:30 a.m., Warner Bros. will light up Hall H with a presentation showcasing some of its eagerly awaited upcoming releases, with exclusive footage and revealing conversations, helmed by master of ceremonies Chris Hardwick. The lineup includes director Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, based on the hugely popular Ernest Cline novel, with stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, and T.J. Miller, author/co-screenwriter Cline, co-screenwriter Zak Penn, and Spielberg on the panel; the long-awaited Blade Runner 2049, Alcon Entertainment's sequel to the cult classic, which takes us 30 more years into the future, with stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford as well as Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Lennie James, and Mackenzie Davis, writers Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and the film's director, Denis Villeneuve; and the greatest superheroes of the DC universe, united for the first time on the big screen, with stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher talking all things Justice League, as well as an early look at director James Wan's Aquaman.

Saturday July 22, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hall H

12:00pm

The Production Designer: Architect of Imagination
The production designer reads 100 pages of nothing but words on paper and then must literally dream up the most perfect of all possible worlds in which the tale should take place. Whether the story is set in some mythic past, the here and now, or some nearly unimaginable future, it's always human emotion rendered in color and composition. And following that, the designer must gather and organize an army of artists who, over months or years, in plaster or in pixels, will somehow render that design for the big screen. Panelists include Françoise Audouy (Logan, Dracula Untold), Hannah Beachler (Moonlight, Black Panther), Oliver Scholl (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Suicide Squad), and Patrick Tatopoulos (Justice League, Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice), moderated by John Muto (Home Alone, Species).

Saturday July 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 23ABC

12:00pm

Rising Stars in Tech: Drivers of Innovation and Entertainment
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 21, 04:00AM
This panel spotlights contributors from the worlds of virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, sustainable tech, and robotics. We are excited to welcome Survios, Bandai/Namco, Mira Labs, Einstein and Hanson Robotics, Hyperloop Global and Fulldome Pro as guests on a panel moderated by the ESA Foundation's Anastasia Staten, hosted by VR Con as part of the Futurism and Tech Pavilion. For further information on how to attend this panel, please read more about the Horton Grand Theatre.

Saturday July 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

1:00pm

How To: Documentary Filmmaking
Returning for its third consecutive year, Edward Doty (Fighting in Plain Sight, Roundtable) moderates a panel of documentary filmmakers in this one-hour intensive class. From preproduction necessities to production pitfalls and postproduction workflow, topics covered in this panel will serve as an insightful primer for understanding and learning to create nonfiction film.

Saturday July 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

1:00pm

The Kaiju Kingdom Podcast: The Resurgence of the Kaiju Film Genre
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 21, 11:03PM
With the success of Kong: Skull Island, the buzz around Legendary's MonsterVerse grew over night. Film buffs and kaiju fans have both Pacific Rim, and Godzilla sequels, along with the grand finale of King Kong vs. Godzilla to look forward to. Jessica Tseang and Chris Eaton (hosts of The Kaiju Kingdom Podcast) discuss with Mitsuki Koga (actor Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.,Kamen Rider Ketaros), Steve Ryfle (author of Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa), Chris Mowry (writer of IDW’s Godzilla), Mark Jaramillo (curator of Godzilla vs. Wolfman, producer Kaiju Gaiden), and Michi Yamato (actor, director Masked Rider, Big Bad Beetleborgs, Fujiyama Ichiban) on how Legendary's new films have reawaken a love for giant monsters, and how their career was impacted by TOHO. Exclusive footage of Godzilla vs. Wolfman will be shown followed by an Q&A.

Saturday July 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

Women Rocking Hollywood: Female Directors Changing the Faces of Film and Television
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 10, 04:26PM
Wonder Woman broke all records in Hollywood for a film helmed by a female director. Now what? While there’s still a long way to go before women, who make up 51% of the population, are represented proportionately behind the camera, shows like Jessica Jones, Queen Sugar, and The Leftovers are making a huge difference by committing to the inclusion of female directors. This panel focuses on the incredibly talented, successful women who are expanding opportunities for women in film, who have made noise and are winning awards with their work on both the big and small screens. Scheduled to appear: Kirsten Schaffer (executive director, Women in Film LA), Tina Mabry (writer/producer/director, Queen Sugar, Queen of the South; director, Dear White People), Rosemary Rodriguez (writer/director, Silver Skies; director, Jessica Jones, The Walking Dead), Victoria Mahoney (director, Queen Sugar, Gypsy, American Crime), Aurora Guerrero (writer/director, Mosquita y Mari; director, Queen Sugar), Angela Robinson (writer/director, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, True Blood), and Gina Prince-Bythewiid (writer/director, Love & Basketball, Beyond the Lights), the first woman of color hired to helm a superhero film for the upcoming Silver & Black. Moderated by Leslie Combemale (Cinema Siren).

Saturday July 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 23ABC

1:30pm

Do You Have What It Takes To Be a Star?
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 21, 04:01AM
These panelists will tell the true stories of the worst moments in their professional careers and how they overcame them. From vicious feuds to absolute mortification, these actors bare it all. Would you be able to pick yourself up and keep going? Featuring Claudia Christian (Babylon 5, Atlantis), Mira Furlan (Babylon 5, Lost), Andrea Thompson (NYPD Blue, Babylon 5), Lisa Wilcox (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4), Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica, Imposters), Eddie McClintock (Warehouse 13, Bones), and Patricia Tallman (Babylon 5, Night of The Living Dead). For further information on how to attend this panel, please read more about the Horton Grand Theatre.

Saturday July 22, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

2:00pm

Entertainment Weekly's Women Who Kick Ass: Icon Edition with Charlize Theron
Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road . Cipher in The Fate of the Furious . Ravenna in Snow White and the Huntsman . Meredith Vickers in Prometheus . Aeon Flux. For more than a decade, Oscar winner Charlize Theron has embodied strength, power, searing intelligence, and steely determination on screen. Now, as she prepares to beat the hell out of sinister forces in her new movie Atomic Blonde, EW sits down for no-holds-barred conversation with a woman who defies the rules-and creates her own.

Saturday July 22, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Hall H

2:00pm

Writing for Television, Film, and Comics with J. Michael Straczynski
After talent, the most important thing an up-and-coming writer needs is information on how to break into the writing profession as an art and a craft. Having written nearly 400 produced television episodes (with roughly half of that as producer), several hundred comics for DC, Marvel, and Image, and five big-budget movies that have grossed over a billion dollars around the world, J. Michael Straczynski (JMS) once again shares his knowledge with new writers to help them break in and improve their work. Note: This is not a lecture but rather uses a Q&A format, so come equipped with good questions.

Saturday July 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 11

3:00pm

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 21, 04:01AM
Following a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, the new season of MST3K is now a Netflix Original Series. What was it like to bring the show back, and what's next for MST3K? Creator Joel Hodgson and cast members Felicia Day, Jonah Ray, Hampton Yount, and Rebecca Hanson take you behind the scenes. For further information on how to attend this panel, please read more about the Horton Grand Theatre.

Saturday July 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

3:50pm

Saturday Playback Room Block #3
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Netflix's Stranger Things, Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow 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.)

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

4:00pm

Women and Writers of Color Breaking Barriers
An eclectic panel of UCLA Extension instructors currently working in the entertainment industry discuss how they got where they are, what issues they continue to face, and what it will take before there is real change. Speakers include Laurence Walsh-Hodson (NCIS, The Dresden Files), Nancy Nigrosh (former agent of Kathryn Bigelow), Steve Harper (American Crime, Covert Affairs), Melinda Hill (Kickin' It, Adventure Time), Deborah Dean Davis (It Takes Two, Daddy Boot Camp), Cynthia Hsiung (Young Hercules, The Real World), Eunetta T. Boone (One on One, The Hughleys), Cynthia Riddle (Puppy Love, The Brittany Murphy Story) and moderator Kim Adelman (independent film producer).

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

4:30pm

From Acclaimed Graphic Novel to Daring New Film: My Friend Dahmer
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 21, 04:02AM
Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Derf Backderf, My Friend Dahmer is the eerie and electrifying new film written and directed by Marc Meyers, with Disney star Ross Lynch in a revelatory performance as Jeffrey Dahmer. Before Dahmer became one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, he was a shy kid, a teenage alcoholic, and a goofball who never quite fit in with his classmates. This is the haunting, sad, funny, true, origin story of Dahmer in high school. Moderated by Abraham Riesman (staff culture writer at New York Magazine and Vulture), Lynch, Backderf, and Meyers and Alex Wolff (who plays young Derf) will discuss the joys and challenges of adapting this cult favorite for the big screen and the fascination with this infamous real-life figure. Attendees will also be treated to the first public teaser of the film exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con. For further information on how to attend this panel, please read more about the Horton Grand Theatre.

Saturday July 22, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

5:20pm

Saturday Playback Room Block #4
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Westworld and Black Lightning 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.)

5:30pm

Marvel Studios
Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and special guests provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Saturday July 22, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Hall H

6:00pm

Bold Voice of Contemporary Horror
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 14, 11:47PM
Love The Witch? The Invitation? The Babadook? It Follows? You're Next? The Greasy Strangler? It Comes At Night? Some of the most knowledgeable and influential voices in horror today discuss the state of indie horror film and give a sneak peek at the best to come this year, with exclusive footage from Sundance, SXSW, and Tribeca standouts. This is the place to come to find out which upcoming horror flicks should be on your must-see list. Panelists include Elijah Wood (Spectrevision), Mette Marie Kongsved (Nowhere), Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson (The Endless—Tribeca 2017 premiere, Spring), Mickey Keataing (Psychopaths—Tribeca 2017 premiere, Darling), Marianna Palka (Bitch—Sundance 2017 premiere), and more. Moderated by Amy Nicholson (MTV).

Saturday July 22, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 23ABC

7:15pm

We Are All Heroes: The Changing Landscape of Comics, Geekdom, and Fanboy Culture
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 21, 08:38PM
A diverse group of entertainment's greatest names gather to explore the changing landscape of comics, geekdom and fanboy culture amongst African Americans, Latinos, women, special interest groups and more. Panelists include Sal Masekela (Media Personality), Murs (Rapper), Jamie Broadnax (Black Girl Nerds), Gina Bythe-Wood (Director), Malcolm Barrett (Actor, “Timeless”) and Cozz (Rapper).

Saturday July 22, 2017 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Room 6DE

7:30pm

Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars
Just in time for the 20th anniversary of the original Starship Troopers (1997), fans will experience the next chapter in the cult franchise with the all-new, CG-animated movie, Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars. Written by Ed Neumeier, who crafted the screenplay for the original Starship Troopers, Traitor of Mars serves as a direct storyline sequel to the live-action, 1997 movie. Fans will hear directly from filmmakers, including director Shinji Aramaki, co-director Masaru Matsumoto, and producer Joseph Chou, and franchise star Casper Van Dien as they debut never-before-seen footage and discuss the return of iconic fan-favorite characters Johnny Rico and Dizzy Flores, all ahead of the film’s fall release. The panel will be moderated by Stephen Kramer Glickman (comedian/actor).

Saturday July 22, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 7AB

8:00pm

Temple of Art
This 45-minute documentary short about the comics industry features Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Dave McKean, David Mack, Bill Sienkiewicz, and many more. After the screening, there will be a 15-minute Q&A.

Saturday July 22, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 29AB

8:00pm

Women Below the Line
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 11, 04:18PM
Sheyne Fleischer (assistant editor, reality TV), Alicia Minette (production designer, propmaster/fabricator/blacksmith, ABC Digital), Sabrina Wichner (miniature VFX artist, Interstellar, Pee-wee's Big Holiday), Rachel Noel (narrative designer, Armored Warfare, Pathfinder Adventures), Aiden Vitti (costume department, Twin Peaks, Ghostbusters), and Meredith Placko (entertainment reporter, What the Flick?!, Comicbook.com) explore roles of women in the entertainment industry. They will discuss their careers and experiences working in their various fields, focusing on success stories and how to follow your dreams in the industry while exploring gender roles in the creative professions. Bring your questions! Moderated by Claire Hummel (art director, Campo Santo) and Glenn Freund (League of S.T.E.A.M.).

Saturday July 22, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 28DE

9:00pm

Troma Entertainment
Lloyd Kaufman and special guests discuss topics including the premiere of Return to Return to Nuke 'Em High at the Cannes Film Festival and Troma's upcoming motion picture adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Saturday July 22, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 23ABC
 
Sunday, July 23
 

10:00am

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6DE

10:00am

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 7AB

10:00am

Comic–Con Film School 104
The final day of our comprehensive course on micro-budget movie-making revolves around what to do after your movie is shot. Panelists will go over the basics of postproduction on your home computer as well as what software to use for editing, graphic design, sound design, visual FX, and finally, how to optimize your movie for uploading to the Internet. Panelists includeValerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series),Jack Conway (head of programming, Vision Entertainment), Nick Murphy (writer/director, All Night Skate), and Sean Rourke (writer, Ballistica).

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

10:30am

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 6BCF

11:00am

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am - 11:55am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

11:00am

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 7AB

11:30am

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
Room 6A

12:00pm

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7AB

12:00pm

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

12:15pm

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Room 6BCF

2:00pm

Raising Heroic Girls
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 13, 12:04AM
A look at how heroic comics, movies, and toys can inspire girls to be more confident and successful by combatting harmful gender norms that can hold them back. A panel of experts including Alaina Huffman (Supernatural, Smallville), Audrey Kearns (Geek Girl Authority), Cassandra Pelham (senior editor at Graphix and Scholastic Press), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy), and Jenna Busch (Stan Lee's World of Heroes, Legion of Leia) will participate in a session moderated by John Marcotte (founder of Heroic Girls).

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

2:15pm

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 6A

3:00pm

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 24ABC

3:00pm

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB

3:00pm

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 29AB

3:00pm

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 32AB

4:00pm

Moving Beyond the 'Strong Female Character'
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 13, 09:14PM
One-dimensionality is so late-’90s; fans need well-written, fully-developed women in their media. Join Sam Maggs (Wonder Women), Amy S. Foster (The Rift: Uprising), Bree Turner (Grimm), Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die), Jody Houser (Faith), Jen Bartel (Jem and the Holograms), Alicia Lutes (Nerdist), and Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, Red Sonja) as they chat about their favorite lady characters, what could be improved, and how creators can make those changes.

Sunday July 23, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 32AB