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Thursday, July 20
 

10:00am

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

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

10:00am

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

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

11:45am

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

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

12:00pm

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

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

12:00pm

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

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

1:00pm

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

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

1:15pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

2:00pm

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

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

2:00pm

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

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

2:00pm

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

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

2:30pm

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

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

3:00pm

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

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

3:00pm

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

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

3:00pm

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

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

3:15pm

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

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

3:30pm

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

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

4:00pm

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

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

4:45pm

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

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

7:00pm

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

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

7:30pm

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

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

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

8:15pm

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

Thursday July 20, 2017 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Room 6DE
 
Friday, July 21
 

10:00am

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

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 32AB

10:00am

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

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

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

Friday July 21, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 25ABC

11:00am

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

12:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

12:30pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ballroom 20

1:00pm

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

1:30pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hall H

2:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 29AB

2:45pm

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

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

3:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 29AB

3:00pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 11

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

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

Friday July 21, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 23ABC

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

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

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

6:00pm

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

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

7:30pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 24ABC

7:30pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 26AB

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

8:30pm

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

Friday July 21, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 6A

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

9:00pm

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

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

9:00pm

The Future Is Now
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 18, 11:43PM
Tal M. Klein (author of The Punch Escrow, now in development at Lionsgate as a major motion picture), Rick Loverd (director of the National Academy of Science and Entertainment Exchange), Dr. Steven Schowalter (quantun physicist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratories), and Jonathan Taplin (director emeritus of the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California) discuss how contemporary science fiction has served as a lens into our future. This panel focuses on the core “fictional” technologies dreamed up in science fiction—from teleportation to replication, from cloning to the reversal of aging, to interstellar travel and beyond. A discussion on how the future might be closer than you think—and what that means.

Friday July 21, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 29AB
 
Saturday, July 22
 

10:00am

ABC's Once Upon a Time
The residents of the enchanted forest enter season 7, facing their greatest challenge yet as the Evil Queen, Captain Hook, and Rumpelstiltskin join forces with a grown-up Henry Mills and his daughter Lucy on an epic quest to bring hope to their world and ours. Along the way, new fairy tale characters and old search for true love, find adventure, and take sides in the ongoing struggle of good against evil as classic tales are once again twisted and reimagined. Co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (Lost) and Adam Horowitz (Lost), executive producer David H. Goodman (Without a Trace), and cast members discuss what's in store for returning favorites as well as the new additions to the Once Upon a Time universe. Moderated by Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor).

Saturday July 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Ballroom 20

10:00am

Space . . . The Final Escape
What is it about outer space that keeps us coming back to imagine the possibilities? Whether battling alien life forms in a far away galaxy or facing life or death technical dangers aboard a space station, we return to the stories that celebrate space and the triumph of the human spirit to explore and survive in it. Blast off with Claudia Gray (Defy the Stars), Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), James S. A. Corey (Persepolis Rising), and Andy Weir (Artemis), led by Captain Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy.

Saturday July 22, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 7AB

12:00pm

Salvation: Exclusive Sneak Peek and Panel Discussion
If you had only 186 days to live, what would you do? How far would you go to save the world? CBS's newest summer event series Salvation is a suspense thriller that centers on an MIT grad student and a tech superstar who make a staggering discovery-that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth. Join series stars Santiago Cabrera (Big Little Lies), Jennifer Finnigan (Tyrant), Charlie Rowe (Red Band Society), Ian Anthony Dale (Hawaii Five-0), and executive producers Liz Kruger (Extant) and Craig Shapiro (Extant) for an exclusive sneak peek of the first season, followed by a moderated discussion.

Saturday July 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7AB

12:30pm

Westworld: Beyond Frontier Law
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 11, 10:34PM
The fantastic yet twisted world created in the HBO hit Westworld presents numerous legal questions and conundrums. Join the all-star posse of Ninth Circuit Justice John B. Owens, attorney Paul Burns, Professor Betsy Rosenblatt, and other legal minds as they discuss the top legal questions posed in the groundbreaking show, from what corporate duties have been breached by Dr. Ford and the rest of the staff, to managing the park's liability obligations, to the "human" rights of robots (or absence thereof), to just who owns the intellectual property created by the robot Hosts. (This program is approved for one credit of California MCLE.)

Saturday July 22, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 5AB

1:00pm

Genre-Blending: How and Why?
Readers, authors, and curators sometimes struggle to classify a work. Is it fantasy? Science fiction? Paranormal? Maybe all of the above? Authors Charlie Jane Anders (All the Birds in the Sky), Daryl Gregory (Spoonbenders), Peter Clines (Paradox Bound), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Worship), Vic James (Gilded Cage: Book I of the Dark Gifts Trilogy), and Pierce Brown (Red Rising series) discuss the benefits and tricks of genre blending with Petra Mayer of NPR.

Saturday July 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 28DE

2:00pm

World Mythology in Contemporary Fantasy
Xenophobes beware. (And if you know what "xenophobes" means, please keep reading.) There are worlds of diverse gods, djinn, daemons, Ghabali, manticores, sylphs, yowies-and oh, yeah, Baba Yaga-to learn about. And you can find them all in the pages of books. Join Reneé Ahdieh (Flame in the Mist) in conversation with Ilona Andrews (Wildfire), Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone), Traci Chee (The Speaker), S. A. Chakraborty (The City of Brass), and Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina) to learn about the monsters that roam the Earth and how world mythology provides the building blocks of contemporary storytelling.

Saturday July 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 9

2:30pm

Star Trek: Discovery
Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon. It was a television series that inspired developments in science and technology, broke social barriers, and transported viewers around the globe to new adventures and uncharted frontiers. This fall, Star Trek: Discovery follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms while learning that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship and new characters while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers. Join members of the cast alongside the creative minds behind the new series for a conversation and introduction to Star Trek: Discovery. The newest edition of the Star Trek franchise will premiere in the U.S. on CBS All Access this fall, following a broadcast premiere on the CBS Television Network.

Saturday July 22, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom 20

2:30pm

IDW Entertainment and Syfy: Wynonna Earp
Cast and creators of the breakout SYFY series Wynonna Earp Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Shamier Anderson, Domonique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, and Tamara Duarte along with showrunner Emily Andras and comic creator Beau Smith reveal behind-the-scenes antics, show off exclusive footage, and answer your biggest questions about season 2!

Saturday July 22, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 5AB

2:45pm

Happy!
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 12, 04:33PM
Based on the New York Times bestselling graphic novel from Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson, Happy! follows Nick Sax (Chris Meloni), an intoxicated, corrupt cop-turned-hitman whose life is changed forever by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named "Happy." The cast and creators of SYFY's highly anticipated new show premiere a first look at the series and discuss what fans can expect from the TV adaption. Panleists include Chris Meloni, Grant Morrison, Brian Taylor, and Patrick McManus. Moderated by Tim Leong.

Saturday July 22, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 6BCF

3:00pm

Living in the Future
Daily life in the 21st Century can often feel like living in the future, as we relax with our pocket supercomputers in our self-driving vehicles, etc. But there's no dearth of imagination among these panelists, who will share their future visions of our planet and others, humans, robots, and more. Take a tour as Christopher Rice (Ramses the Damned) guides readers into the visions of Cindy Pon (Want), Daniel H. Wilson (The Clockwork Dynasty), Karin Tidbeck (Amatka), Daniel Price (The Song of the Orphans), Elizabeth Briggs (Future Threat), and Rob Reid (After On).

Saturday July 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 23ABC

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

3:00pm

Netflix's Stranger Things
UPDATED: Sat, Jul 08, 07:32PM
Join the cast and creators of the pop culture phenomenon Stranger Things for an in-depth discussion on the acclaimed series, the journey to Season 2, and be the first to experience never-before-seen footage of what's to come this October.

Saturday July 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hall H

4:00pm

The Magicians
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 12, 04:26PM
Don't miss your chance to get an inside look at SYFY's breakout series. The stakes have never been higher after a powerful season 2 finale left the world without magic. Join the series stars Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, and exeutive producers Sera Gamble and John McNamara as they look back on last season and provide a glimpse into what's in store for Quentin and his friends. Moderated by Chris Hardwick.

Saturday July 22, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

4:15pm

Westworld Panel and Q&A Session
HBO's Westworld concluded its critically acclaimed first season in December and is currently saddling up for season 2. The series-created, executive produced, and written by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy -is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Cast panelists include Ben Barnes as Logan, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Armistice, Ed Harris as the Man in Black, Luke Hemsworth as Stubbs, James Marsden as Teddy, Thandie Newton as Maeve, Simon Quarterman as Lee Sizemore, Rodrigo Santoro as Hector, Angela Sarafyan as Clementine, Jimmi Simpson as William, Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale, Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores, Shannon Woodward as Elsie, and Jeffrey Wright as Bernard/Arnold. The panel will be moderated by internationally renowned vocal artist/beatboxer/musician/comedian Reggie Watts.

Saturday July 22, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Hall H

5:00pm

The Expanse
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 12, 04:28PM
The cast and creators of SYFY's critically acclaimed series are back at Comic-Con to discuss last season's most shocking moments and give an inside look at what to expect from season 3. Based on the Hugo-nominated book series by James S. Corey, The Expanse takes place hundreds of years in the future after humans have colonized the solar system. The panel will feature executive producers Naren Shankar and Mark Fergus and series stars Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams, Dominique Tipper, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, and Wes Catham. Moderated by Dalton Ross.

Saturday July 22, 2017 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

5:30pm

Introducing Ghost Wars
Catch an exclusive first glimpse of the highly anticipated new psychological horror series coming this fall to SYFY and Netflix. Meet stars Vincent D'Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Daredevil), Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy), Avan Jogia (Tut), Kandyse McClure (Battlestar Galactica, Hemlock Grove), and Meat Loaf Aday (Fight Club) along with creator/showrunner Simon Barry (Continuum), writer/executive producer Dennis Heaton (Motive), and executive producer Chad Oakes (Fargo, Van Helsing) in a Q&A moderated by executive producer Michael Frislev (Fargo, Van Helsing).

Saturday July 22, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 6A

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

Channel Zero: No End House Screening
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 21, 04:03AM
Be the first to see the premiere of the second season of this critically acclaimed SYFY series months before it airs! Inspired by Brian Russell's Creepypasta tale, Channel Zero: No-End House is the story of a group of friends who enter a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. Introduction by executive producers Nick Antosca and Brian Russell. For further information on how to attend this panel, please read more about the Horton Grand Theatre.

Saturday July 22, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

9:30pm

Blood Drive Screening
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 21, 04:04AM
Lube up for an exclusive look at the next episode before it's unleashed onto the public. SYFY's Blood Drive is a twisted, grindhouse-infected series that features the maximum amount of carnage allowed on cable television. In this race to the death, the drivers are fueled by mayhem and the cars are fueled by . . . human blood! Introduction by executive producer James Roland and series stars Christina Ochoa and Colin Cunningham. For further information on how to attend this panel, please read more about the Horton Grand Theatre.

Saturday July 22, 2017 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre
 
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

10:30am

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 8

11:00am

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 32AB

11:00am

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE

11:15am

Science Fiction, Science Future
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 17, 06:36PM
SpaceX is developing a reusable passenger rocket, and self-driving cars will soon be in everyone's garage. Science fiction has become science reality. Where are we heading next? Join the Fleet Science Center as they bring together Andy Weir (author of The Martian), Mike Johnson (writer, Star Trek comics) and Cindy Pon (author, Want) to discuss with Dr. Stuart Lee (lead research scientist, NASA) Allison Hutchings (project engineer, ATA Engineering) and Dr. Sara Gombatto (associate professor, doctor of physical therapy program, School for Exercise and Nutritional Sciences) what the future will hold.

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6DE

11:45am

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Hall H

12:30pm

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 8

1:00pm

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 6A

1:00pm

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

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

1:00pm

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 29AB

2:00pm

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hall H

2:00pm

Fantastic Fans and Where to Find Them: Rowling Along in 2017
Moderated by Heidi Tandy (FictionAlley, Organization for Transformative Works), journalist Elizabeth Minkel (New Statesman, Fansplaining), Kat Miller (MuggleNet), educator Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas (the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education), event organizer Adrienne Alwag (Dumbledore's Army [LA]), and creative fans like writer/director/actor Nick Lang (A Very Potter Musical, StarKid Productions), novelist Alexa Donne (Brightly Burning), fan filmmaker Justin Zagri (Severus Snape and the Marauders), theatrical producer David Carpenter (Puffs; or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic), and a representative of U.S. Quidditch discuss the magic of new canon on stage, on screen, in amusement parks, in libraries, and, of course, online and the excitement and creativity that makes our Harry Potter fandom so magical 20 years after the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone .

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 6BCF

2:00pm

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 32AB

2:00pm

Comic-Con How-To: Making Magic Believable
Are you a writer or aspiring writer looking to improve your skills? Do you want to learn some tricks of the trade when it comes to creating enjoyable magic systems for your stories? If so, Maxwell Alexander Drake will break these topics down into easily understandable bits you can use to improve your craft. Maxwell Alexander Drake is an award-winning science fiction/fantasy author, graphic novelist, and playwright.

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2

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

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

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

3:00pm

[CANCELLED] NOTORIUM: Title Announcement with Creator Terry Crews
CANCELLED: Sat, Jul 22, 07:12PM
We regret to announce that this program has been cancelled.

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 6DE

3:45pm

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

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 5AB

4:00pm

More Science in Your Fiction with the League of Extraordinary Scientists and Engineers
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 11, 04:29PM
Writers, directors, sci-fi fans, and kids: Get ready to ask your questions about the real science in your fiction! Jeane Wong (founder and educator, LXS) is obsessed with science and has a solid background in superheroes and teaching young minds about discovering those same powers in the real world-from tiny insects to deep ocean creatures to robots, rockets, and beyond! Jeane hosts Dr. Andy Allen (professor, Scripps Institute of Oceanography), Dr. Tom Darlington (chief scientist, nanoComposix), Ben Frable (marine biologist, Scripps Institute of Oceanography), Dr. Sunny Fugate (engineer, A.I. Research, Space and Naval Warfare Systems), Dr. Nicolas Galitzki (cosmologist, University of California San Diego), Dr. Jeff McQuaid (marine biologist, Scripps Institute of Science), Jason Roberg (professor, conceptual science), Dr. Lisa Zeigler (viral ecologist, J. Craig Venter Instititute), and Angela Zoumplis (scientist, National Science Foundation). They will discuss how comics and science fiction push scientists and engineers to rocket past what is known to be possible and into an otherwise unimaginable future!

Sunday July 23, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 28DE