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Thursday, July 20
 

12:00pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

3:00pm

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

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

4:30pm

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

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

6:00pm

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

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

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
 

12:00pm

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

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

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

3:00pm

Building the Studio of Tomorrow
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 21, 03:59AM
You have a good idea. No, a great idea. Brilliant, even! Now what? How do you turn your big idea into a reality? The team at Einhorn's Epic Productions, a new IP development studio, invite you to a lively discussion about how they turned their vision into a fully funded company in less than a year. If you're contemplating making a leap—whether it's creating your own content, building your own business, or stepping in front of the camera—find inspiration from people who already took the plunge. Panelists include CEO Heather Einhorn (Legendary, DC), CCO Adam Staffaroni (DC, BOOM!, Lion Forge), brand strategist Aroop Sanakkayala, Karey Kirkpatrick (Chicken Run, Something Rotten!), Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, a.k.a. Art & Franco (Aw Yeah!, Tiny Titans), and moderator Adam Robinson (co-founder, The Princeton Review, 2U). For further information on how to attend this panel, please read more about the Horton Grand Theatre.

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

4:30pm

World Creators: Crossing Platforms (Film, TV, VR, AR, Gaming, and Comics)
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 21, 03:59AM
A discussion of what it takes to make worlds come alive across a multitude of platforms, featuring some of the great creative minds in the business. Panelsits to include Ted Schilowitz (Paramount), Kiki Wolfkill (Halo), Randy Pitchford (Gearbox), Colum Slevin (Oculus), Nathan Burba (Survios), Marlene Sharp (Sega) and a couple of suprise guests. Hosted by VR Con as part of the Futurism and Tech Pavilion at the Omni Hotel. For further information on how to attend this panel, please read more about the Horton Grand Theatre.

Friday July 21, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

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
 
Saturday, July 22
 

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

1:30pm

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

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

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

6:00pm

How Entertainment and Tech Leaders Are Uniting in Mobile VR To Deliver New Content Adventures: Power Rangers VR Experience
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 21, 04:03AM
From feature film promotion to interactive toys and gaming, mobile VR is shaking up the entertainment industry as a bold technology platform for blazing new, engaging content experiences. Learn how creative minds in entertainment and technology are coming together from Lionsgate, Qualcomm, and Reel FX to use mobile VR for designing and developing blockbuster content experiences. This adventurous discussion will open your mind to new VR possibilities, plus get you full-featured access to the immersive Power Rangers "Zords Rising" mobile VR demo. You'll also score some cool Power Rangers swag, too. Buckle up for the ride and book your front row seat today. Featuring David Edwards (Lionsgate), Patrick Costello (Qualcomm), Jen Cadic (Reel FX), and moderated by Anshel Sag (Moor Insights). Hosted by Qualcomm Technologies and VR Con (curators 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 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

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