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Thursday, July 20


The Future is Female: Women in Animation
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 19, 04:42PM
Marge Dean (WIA co-president, GM at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios), Paige Braddock (EVP/CD Charles M. Schulze Creative Associates), Kelley Gardner (Sr. Director of Current Series Nickelodeon), Sarah Malkin (Vice President, Digital Development, New Form), Maggie Malone (VP, creative affairs, Walt Disney Animation Studios), Angela Petrella (Producer Oculus Story Studio) and Kristy Scanlan (WIA Co-President, VP, Business Development Animation & Games, Technicolor) discuss female creative talent by format, unconscious bias, and the goal of obtaining 50-50 by 2025, with women sharing equally in the creation, production, and rewards of animation.

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 7AB


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


Comic Book and Animation Ambassadors to the Rescue
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 18, 05:01PM
Find out how writers, artists, and animators are traveling the world as cultural ambassadors to build mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of the world. Panelist include citizen diplomats Josh Elder (author and novelist), David Mack (artist and author), Mike Rauch (director), and Preeti Shah (Foreign Service Officer). Rachel Gandin Mark (American Film Showcase, USC School of Cinematic Arts) will moderate.

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 9
Friday, July 21


Cartoon Network: OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 07, 08:49PM
Get ready to witness the power of a true hero in training. Cartoon Network is excited to bring you their newest series, OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes ! Be the first to see exclusive content, dive into the superpowered world of Lakewood Plaza Turbo, and get to know the ever-enthusiastic K.O.! Get all your hero tips from Ian-Jones Quartey (creator and voice of Rad), Toby Jones (co-executive producer), Courtenay Taylor (voice of K.O.), Kate Flannery (voice of Carol), and Dan Vader (lead writer/designer, Capybara Games). Moderated by Alanah Pearce (IGN).

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


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


The Animated Life: A Peek Behind the Cels
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 18, 11:03PM
From the sacred Saturday morning rituals of yesteryear to today’s storytelling masterpieces, cartoons and animation bring the imagination to life. The animation industry is full of vibrant professionals working together across creative disciplines to tell exciting stories that readers will cherish for years. Animation Invasion podcast host Adron Buske talks with a of group of animation pros about their jobs, the collaborative process, and the joys and challenges of the animation industry. Featuring guest speakers including digital artist from DreamWorks Mike Collins (The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show, Adventure Time), illustrator and character designer Andrea Fernandez (co-founder, Alkemy Studios), animator and storyboard artist Marie Lum (Cartoon Network, Craig of the Creek), Shadi Petosky (showrunner, Danger & Eggs), and writer Rachel Vine (Rainbow Brite, DuckTales).

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


[adult swim]: Rick and Morty
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 18, 04:24PM
Executive producers and co-creators Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), writer/producer Ryan Ridley (Community), and voice talent Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), invite fans to an inside look at the highly anticipated third season of Rick and Morty, premiering this summer on Adult Swim. Moderated by Brian "Q" Quinn (Impractical Jokers).

Friday July 21, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


[adult swim]: Robot Chicken
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 18, 04:23PM
Walkers and bawk-bawkers collide this year when the RC crew arrives with an exclusive sneak preview of the upcoming season including the Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who's Walking ! Co-creator/executive producer Matthew Senreich, executive producer/co-head writer Tom Root, executive producer/co-head writer Doug Goldstein, actor/writer Breckin Meyer (Franklin & Bash), writer/director Tom Sheppard will be on hand for the fun, and who knows who else might show up? (Full disclosure: Maybe nobody. Maybe an intern. Don't get your hopes up, is what we're saying.) Moderated by Keith Crofford, senior vice president of production for Adult Swim.

Friday July 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


Disney XD's DuckTales
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 17, 06:48PM
Life is like a hurricane on the new DuckTales series for Disney XD. Series stars David Tennant (Doctor Who, Jessica Jones), Ben Schwartz (House of Lies, Parks and Recreation), Kate Micucci (Garfunkel and Oates, Don't Think Twice), Danny Pudi (Community, Powerless), Beck Bennett (Saturday Night Live, Sing) join creative team Matt Youngberg (executive producer), Frank Angones (co-producer/story editor), Toks Olagundoye (Castle, The Neighbors) and Matt Youngberg (executive producer) and Francisco Angones (co-producer/story editor) as they share exclusive sneak peeks and talk about what it's like bringing this classic family of adventuring ducks to a new generation of fans.

Friday July 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 6A


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

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


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


Avatar: The Last Airbender: Legend and Legacy
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 19, 09:58PM
Even though the story of Aang and Korra has ended, the fans keep the legacy alive. Moderated by Avatar_Mom, the panel showcases inspired fan artists and conversations with professionals from the series. Join Candice Canes (pottery artist), Cheryl Duong (artist), Paola Harris (artist), Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders creator), Dante Basco (voice actor, Zuko), Dee Bradly Baker (voice actor, Appa Amon), and Janet Varney (voice actor, Korra) to celebrate this amazing series and awesome community of fans. During the panel there will be a live comic reading, a cosplay contest, and a Q&A.

Saturday July 22, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 25ABC


Family Guy and American Dad!
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 21, 04:22AM
The Family Guy cast (Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mike Henry) and executive producers (Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin) and co-executive producer Cherry Chevapravatdumrong offer a special preview of next season’s hilarity and hijinks from FOX’s hit animated comedy—including a sneak peek at the upcoming monumental 300th episode! Then, it’s a Smith-family funday with Francine (Wendy Schaal), Steve (Scott Grimes), Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane), and Klaus (Dee Bradley Baker), and co-executive producer Zack Rosenblatt, who will treat American Dad! fans to a first look at the all new season airing July 24 on TBS . . . plus a few other surprises!

Saturday July 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom 20


Invader ZIM: It's a Comic?! (Yes! Yes it Is!)
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 12, 11:03PM
Jhonen Vasquez (series creator, Invader ZIM), Eric Trueheart (writer, Invader ZIM TV show and comics), Dave Crosland (character designer, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja; artist, Invader ZIM comics), Megan Lawton (story artist, Invader ZIM TV movie; artist, Invader ZIM comics), and Aaron Alexovich (character designer, Invader ZIM TV show and movie; artist, Invader ZIM comics) join forces to show you what's coming up in the ZIM comics, including the first-ever four-issue arc and a hilariously twisted one-shot where everyone switches bodies! (Or brains?) Moderated by Robin Herrera (editor, Invader ZIM comics)! Plus: secrets about the all-new TV movie that was recently greenlit by Nickelodeon? Never-before-seen comic art? Rejected covers? Possibly!

Saturday July 22, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 24ABC
Sunday, July 23


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


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

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