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Thursday, July 20
 

10:30am

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

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

10:30am

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

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

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

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

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

11:30am

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

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

1:00pm

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

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

2:30pm

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

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

4:00pm

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

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

4:30pm

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

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

4:45pm

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

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

8:30pm

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

Thursday July 20, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Room 6BCF
 
Friday, July 21
 

10:00am

Cosplay Makeup 101
Panelists go into what it takes to perfect your cosplay by having great makeup to go with it. It will cover beauty makeup, appliance application, special FX makeup, sculpting, molding, casting, and wig styling. Professional makeup artists and wig stylists Dawn Banks (plus size model, Batgirl: Spoiled lead makeup designer), Ashley Troub (winning look SDCC Her Universe Fashion Show 2015 and 2016, Nerdist All Kings Considered), Keaghlan Ashley (Face Off season 7, Face Off All-Stars, key makeup artist Severus Snape and the Marauders), Kelton Ching (SFX makeup artist, Kanye West's "Famous"), and Chrissy Lynn (Bat in the Sun's Super Power Beat Down, Truly Outrageous: A Jem and the Holograms Fan Film) will answer your questions about makeup to match your costuming and cosplay and offer tips and tools of the trade. Moderated by cosplayer Mac Beauvais (Monstrous Makeup Manuals 1 and 2 model, actress in The Gloaming).

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

11:00am

An Inside Look at Man at Arms: Reforged
Matt Stagmer and Ilya Alekseyev (blacksmiths), Andy Signore (creator), and Brent Lydic (executive producer) discuss the art of blacksmithing and their hit digital series that brings iconic weapons to life. Matt, Ilya, Andy, and Brent will talk about filming in a forge, their favorite weapons, and the craftsmanship that dates back thousands of years.

Friday July 21, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

11:00am

Image Comics: Excellence in Storytelling
Nick Dragotta (East of West), Marjorie Liu (Monstress), Dustin Nguyen (Descender), Marc Bernardin (Genius), Amy Reeder (Rocket Girl), and Greg Hinkle (Black Cloud) are some of the best storytellers around. Their stories are hilarious, wrenching, exciting, and heartbreaking in equal measure. These creators make the kinds of comics you love to read, and they'll share their tips and techniques in this star-studded panel.

Friday July 21, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 23ABC

11:00am

Writing About Comics: From Fan to Pro
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 14, 09:27PM
This annual panel about comics journalism will look at the how-tos: how to break in, how to act professionally, how to make money (against all odds), and whether or not writing about comics and pop culture is a stepping stone to making comics or accessing other professional gigs. Writing for fanzines/websites has traditionally been a path to working in the industry, and today there are more options than ever, but it's also harder to get noticed. Panelists will also look at how writing about comics has become a far more diverse field. Comics journalism isn't dead yet, and here's the proof! With Alexander Lu (Comics Beat), Alex Segura (Archie Comics), Rosie Knight (Women Write About Comics, Nerdist), and Jamie Broadnax (Black Girl Nerds).

Friday July 21, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE

11:30am

Taking Comics from Web to Print
Cartoonists and special guests Simon Hanselmann (Megahex) and Liz Suburbia (Sacred Heart) discuss their cartooning careers and the best practices for transitioning your stories to a physical format. Hear from award-winning cartoonists about the pros and cons of web versus print, tips for getting work noticed, and where to go after you make the jump. Moderated by editor Eric Reynolds.

Friday July 21, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 24ABC

12:00pm

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

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

12:00pm

Building a Geek Brand (and Getting Paid To Do It!)
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 14, 06:17PM
Do you have a big idea that could change the pop culture world but don't know what to do next? Feeling stagnant in your brand and want to turn it into a career? Started your business but struggling to take it to the next level? Industry pros will share some of their trade secrets to taking a big idea and turning it into a rewarding professional career that shapes culture. Tony B Kim (Hero Within, Crazy 4 Comic Con) hosts panelists Chris Gore (Gemr, Film Threat, G4), Steve Aurajo (Nerd Fu), and Ani-Mia (professional cosplayer).

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

1:00pm

CANCELLED - The Hillywood Show Q&A Panel
CANCELLED: Fri, Jul 07, 04:56PM
We regret to announce that this program has been cancelled.

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

2:00pm

Film Threat Podcast LIVE!
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 10, 05:05PM
Prepare for a raucous discussion about the latest and greatest independent films you've never heard of! You'll witness a debate about the major movie franchises that MUST DIE! Also experience a special rapid-fire edition of DVD-Duesday on the 5th anniversary of Attack of the Show! going off the air. (Yes, it's been five years.) Film Threat editor Chris Gore (G4TV) will unite legendary movie geeks including Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse), comedian Tommy Bechtold (The Middle), Charles de Lauzirika (Twin Peaks, Blade Runner), and Anthony Ray Bench (Film Threat) for a LIVE podcast that will go down in Comic-Con history.

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

2:30pm

The Geek & Sundry Panel with Felicia Day
Gather your party! Felicia Day (founder of Geek & Sundry, MST3K), Marisha Ray (Critical Role), Hector Navarro (Mothership, Shield of Tomorrow), Ivan Van Norman (Sagas of Sundry), Erika Ishii (Game Engine), Amy Dallen (The Wednesday Club), Eric Campbell (Shield of Tomorrow), and Sean Becker (The Guild, head of video at Geek & Sundry) discuss what it takes to make that broadcast magic happen and what the future of their programming may hold. 5AB

Friday July 21, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 5AB

3:30pm

Crowdfunding Success Stories!
With multiple successful crowdfunding campaigns under their collective belts, Jimmy Palmiotti (PaperFilms, Harley Quinn, Jonah Hex, Painkiller Jane), Kwanza Osajyefo (Black, Zuda Comics), Brian Pulido (Lady Death, Evil Ernie), Michael Kingston (Headlocked), and Jordan Plosky (CEO, ComicBlitz) discuss their roads to success thanks to crowdfunding. Tips are shared, questions are answered, fun things are given away! Moderated by Brett Schenker (founder, GraphicPolicy.com).

Friday July 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 26AB

8:00pm

An Adventure in Digital Storytelling
With the ability to build massive interactive video game worlds and the rise of virtual reality technology, creators now have the ability to tell complex and immersive stories that can span hundreds or even thousands of hours. This group of panelists will discuss how creators can turn a story concept into a boundless world inhabited by countless threads of drama and adventure. Moderator Neo Edmund (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the Red Riding Alpha Huntress series) is joined by Andrew Robinson (senior writer at Blizzard Entertainment, Overwatch), James Waugh (VP development, LucasFilm), Micky Neilson (New York Times bestselling author, World of Warcraft: Ashbringer, The Howling), and Jonathan Callan (writer, Justice League Action; senior writer, Survios).

Friday July 21, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 11

8:00pm

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

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

9:00pm

Webcomics Advocates: The Webcomics Gathering
Webcomics Advocates co-founders Phil Vecchio and Brendan Creecy (Brax the Alien Rocker, Radio BrendoMan podcast) celebrate and discuss the exciting world of webcomics. Joined by Patrick Scullin (Super Siblings, I Speak Nerd), Eddie DeAngelini (Collectors), Madeleine Holly-Rosing (Boston Metaphysical Society), and moderator Josh Forbes (director, Contracted: Phase II), they will give any webcomic creators in the audience 30 seconds to promote their comics to the crowd. All creators and fans are welcome!

Friday July 21, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 32AB

9:00pm

Super Geeked Up: Geeky Improv LIVE!
UPDATED: Sat, Jul 15, 04:38PM
The Super Geeked Up crew discusses your favorite sci-fi, fantasy, superhero, and video game topics and play fun geek-themed improv games like Superhero Sound Effects, Universal Translator, and the Let’s Geek It On Dating Game! If you like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, you’ll love our geektastic shenanigans. Plus a ton of audience participation and awesome prizes! Hosted by Jeff Burns (creator/host, Super Geeked Up, DC Action Hour) with special co-host Jake Bennett (Asinine Wisdom, The Constant) and special guests Dayeanne Hutton (Life is Strange, Emma Approved) and Chris Bramante (Robot Teammate, Sunnydale Study Group). And a special sneak-peek from TJ Walker of his Phoenix Run series and Augmented Reality Comic Book. Don’t miss this super-interactive, award-winning show.

Friday July 21, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 25ABC
 
Saturday, July 22
 

10:30am

Talks Machina with the Cast of Critical Role
Brian W. Foster (host of Talks Machina) moderates a special episode featuring the cast of Critical Role : Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Laura Bailey, Travis Willingham, Sam Riegel, Liam O'Brien, and Taliesin Jaffe. The cast will discuss the latest adventures of Vox Machina and answer your questions.

Saturday July 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6BCF

5:00pm

Everyone's a Critic: Becoming and Being a Journalist in the Online Age
Bill Watters (Bleeding Cool), Mary Anne Butler (Aggressive Comix), Dana Han-Klein (Mohawk Movie Review), Bill Hunt (The Digital Bits), Alexandra August (Geek Magazine, CBR), and Thomas Parham (APU) discuss the expansion of journalism over the past decade, from the rise of citizen journalism to blogging to vloggers, podcasters, and online-only news sources. Panelists will talk about the roles new media play between their readers and the industries and communities they serve, varying levels of informality versus classic ideas of professionalism, show-specific outlets versus general news sites, moving from hobbyist to being a professional, and more.

Saturday July 22, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 9

6:00pm

The Guild 10th Anniversary Reunion!
Help the cast of the groundbreaking web series The Guild celebrate their 10th anniversary! Felicia Day, Sandeep Parikh, Jeff Lewis, Robin Thorsen, Vince Caso, and Amy Okuda are joined by director Sean Becker to reminisce and catch up with fans. Moderated by The Guild producer Kim Evey.

Saturday July 22, 2017 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

6:00pm

The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con: More than Just Cookies
The doting girlfriend. The damsel in distress. The evil seductress. The tough girl who dies. Why are so many female characters such cookie-cutter archetypes? Why do so many fictional women lack the depth and variety of character of their male counterparts? How can fans and writers work together to create richer stories with more well-rounded characters, female and otherwise? Here to discuss the many archetypes of women in fiction are a group of women dangerous in their own rights: Tamara Brooks (Comic Book Resources, Seat 42F), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy), Jennifer K. Stuller (Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors, GeekGirlCon), Jessica Tseang (Little Geek Girls, comic book historian), Tamara Robertson (MythBusters: The Search), and Alex Langley (The Geek Handbook, Kill the Freshman). Moderated by Katrina Hill (Action Movie Freak, 100 Greatest Graphic Novels).

Saturday July 22, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

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

8:30pm

10 Points to Slytherin: Why Good Fans Love Evil Characters
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 18, 11:04PM
It's time to get in touch with your dark side! Forget those boring heroes-fandom loves striking and iconic villains. Loki, Harley Quinn, Darth Vader-with their fascinating backstories, dangerous aesthetics, and devil-may-care attitudes, it's easy to see why many fans self-identify with the bad guys. But what does it say about you when you proudly claim allegiance to Slytherin House, the 501st Legion, or the Agents of Hydra? This interactive panel will explore fan fascination with fictional antagonists with TV writer Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica), New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti (Blood Brothers series, The Dark Protectors series), writer and producer Christine Boylan (Once Upon a Time, Castle), author Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone), comics writer Erica Schultz (Charmed, Swords of Sorrow), and writer and editor Kendall Ashley (Nerdist, Geek & Sundry). Moderated by podcast host Adron Buske (Nerd for a Living, Fictitious).

Saturday July 22, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 26AB

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

9:00pm

Unnecessary Debates
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 13, 06:04PM
Have you ever wanted to hear funny people debate topics you thought should never be debated? Oh, good! Join Jenny Jaffe (writer, Big Hero 6), Geoffrey Golden (co-founder, Devastator Press), Kevin Bieber (co-creator, Man vs. Rock), Eric Durham (producer, The Grand Geek Gathering) and other exciting guests for this geek showdown! Moderated by Tyler McPhail (founder, The Grand Geek Gathering). Room 25ABC

Saturday July 22, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 25ABC
 
Sunday, July 23
 

12:00pm

Toy Pizza: Knights of the Slice Round Table
Calling all Squires of the Slice! Host Jamie King (writer, Jessica Jones) grills creators Jesse DeStasio and Nicky Fung on the fate of their YouTube show Toy Pizza as well as what's next for the smash-hit action figure line, Knights of the Slice. Attendees will get a first look at the future toy releases and have a chance to win them months before they hit the market. Gluten-free pizza recipes available upon request.

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 29AB

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

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: BBC America Official Panel
Join stars Elijah Wood (Todd Brotzman), Samuel Barnett (Dirk Gently), Hannah Marks (Amanda Brotzman), Jade Eshete (Farah Black), Fiona Dourif (Bart), Mpho Koaho (Ken), and new to season two, Alan Tudyk (Mr. Priest) and Tyler Labine (Sherlock Hobbs) when they descend on Hall H with writer and executive producer Max Landis (Bright) and showrunner Robert Cooper (Stargate Atlantis). Moderated by Kevin Smith, the panel will chat with fans about how everything was connected in season one and provide an exclusive sneak peek at season two. Inspired by Douglas Adams’ (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Doctor Who) acclaimed novel and from the studio of The Walking Dead, WIRED says the BBCA original series “has all the makings of a new cult favorite” and the Hollywood Reporter says it’s “a fun, absurdist story that will have loads of weird twists and turns.” Season one is available to binge on BBCAmerica.com, BBC America App, and On Demand from July 1-31. Season two premieries this fall on BBC AMERICA.

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hall H

1:00pm

Danger & Eggs
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 11, 10:38PM
Danger & Eggs, a new Amazon Original for kids, follows the endless adventures of a fearless, teal-haired girl named D.D. Danger (Aidy Bryant) and her ever-cautious best friend, a giant talking egg named Phillip (Eric Knobel). D.D. is always chasing her next big thrill, and luckily for her, Phillip is always there by her side with jerry-rigged safety mechanisms to make her thrill-seeking dreams come true. Join moderator Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead, @midnight) as he talks with the show's voice talent Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) and Eric Knobel (Huge Theater), along with guest voice talent Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up), Jasika Nicole (Fringe), Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), and the show's creators Shadi Petosky (Yo Gabba Gabba!, MAD) and Mike Owens (Yo Gabba Gabba!, Animaniacs), for a screening of an episode of Danger & Eggs and an audience Q&A. Danger & Eggs is available to stream now on Amazon Prime Video.

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 24ABC

2:00pm

Niko and the Sword of Light
Niko and the Sword of Light is based on the motion graphic comic by Imaginism Studios, Inc. (the studio behind character and concept designs for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and Men in Black 3) and Studio NX (The Carrot and Rabbit Show, Tree Fu Tom). Executive produced by Rob Hoegee (Generator Rex, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks, Teen Titans) and animated by Titmouse (Motorcity, Metalocalpyse, Turbo FAST, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja), Niko and the Sword of Light follows 10-year-old Niko, who is the last of his kind in a strange, fantastical world. He must embark on an epic quest to defeat the darkness and bring the light back to his land. Armed with his magic sword, brave Niko journeys to the Cursed Volcano, making new friends and powerful foes along the way, all while uncovering secrets about his mysterious past. Moderator Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) is joined by the show's voice talent Kari Wahlgren (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness), Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad!), and Jim Cummings (Shrek), along with Rob Hoegee, Imaginism's Bobby Chiu, and Studio NX's Jim Bryson for a special screening of a brand new episode and audience Q&A.

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 24ABC

2:00pm

So You Want to Start Reading Comics?
Want to sample new titles? Looking to binge-read some classics? It's easier than ever with comiXology Unlimited-the subscription service that allows you to explore thousands of comics, graphic novels, and manga absolutely free with a 30-day trial. Get the latest on this awesome initiative from comiXology Facebook Live crew Matt Kolowski and Tia Vasiliou and special guests as they offer suggestions on where to dive in. Moderated by comiXology marketing maven Ivan Salazar.

Sunday July 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 29AB

4:00pm

YouTube's Softball Crew Takes Over Keenspot 2017
After racking up over 100 million views on YouTube, the Softball Crew takes over publisher Keenspot's 17th annual Comic-Con panel to promote their first comic book (all panel attendees will receive a free copy!) based on the popular sports comedy series now in its fourth season on the Dodgerfilms channel. Softball creator/writer Bobby Crosby brings along fellow players Benny Amesquita, Andy León, and Jimmy "Fireball" Bettini to answer your dumbest questions about Softball, YouTube, and whatever else you can throw at them. Also on the panel to discuss their own Keenspot comics will be Thomas Fischbach (Twokinds), Rob Potchak (Immortal), John Joseco (The Hunters of Salamanstra), and perhaps a surprise guest or two.

Sunday July 23, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 7AB

4:00pm

Social Connection via Tabletop Tournaments
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 21, 04:19AM
Adam Sblendorio (vice president of creative for Cryptozoic Entertainment), Nick Fiorillo (Ultra Pro), Darren Holt (Oomba, Inc.), and Michael Williams (CEO of Oomba, Inc.) discuss the growing appeal of tabletop tournaments and the ever increasing role they play in the social lives of people. The discussion and Q&A session will be moderated by John Nee (CEO of Cryptozoic Entertainment).

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