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Friday, July 22
 

11:00am

Events/Community Relationships for Comics and Librarians
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 14, 09:23AM
Sven Larsen (VP of marketing, Papercutz), Betsy Gomez (editorial director, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund), and Lizette Serrano (director of library and educational marketing, Scholastic) explain how librarians can build programming to foster a love of graphic novels in their communities in a Q&A session moderated by Dawn Rutherford (teen services coordinator, Sno-Isle Libraries).

Friday July 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

11:00am

Nobility: The Screening
See Nobility, the long-awaited love note to sci-fi, and enjoy the heroes you're not looking for, but the ones humanity needs! This star-studded action/adventure story in the vein ofFarscape and Doctor Who is the perfect mash-up of action, drama, and comedy. Created by E. J. De la Pena (Jingle All the Way), starring Walter Koenig (Star Trek), Doug Jones (Hellboy), Christopher Judge (Stargate SG-1), Darren Jacobs (Royal Shakespeare Company), Cas Anvar (Assassin's Creed), Torri Higginson (Stargate Atlantis), Ellen Dublin (Lexx), Adrienne Wilkinson (Xena), Miracle Laurie (Dollhouse), Neil Kaplan (Voltron: Legendary Defender), and James Kyson (Heroes).

Friday July 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

12:00pm

Censorship of Kids Comics
Censorship is affecting more comics than ever, especially comics made for young people. Recent months have seen attacks on award-winning books like This One Summer and Drama, as well as increased targeting of books by and about diversity. CBLDF editorial director Betsy Gomez leads a discussion with Gina Gagliano (First Second), and Carla Riemer (librarian, Claremont Middle School, Oakland, California) about what books are challenged, who's affected, and what you can do stop the spread of censorship.

Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

12:00pm

Space Command: Bold Adventures in the Far Reaches of Space
Science fiction Legend Marc Scott Zicree (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Twilight Zone Companion), Emmy-winning VFX genius Ron Thornton (Star Trek Voyager, Babylon 5) and sci-fi superstar members of the cast present the world premiere of the spectacular opening sequence of Space Command: Redemption, the epic adventure web series that spans 150 years of galactic history! Featuring the awesome cast: Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth), Bill Mumy (Lost in Space, 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 a Q&A session and behind-the-scenes video.

Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

Kids Comics in 2026
Terry Nantier (CEO, Papercutz), Ed Massesa (acquisitions manager, Graphix, Scholastic Book Fairs), Susan Van Metre (editor-in-chief, Abrams), and Mark Siegel (editorial director, First Second Books, Macmillan) predict the future of children's comics and graphic novels and their aspirations for the next 10 years. Moderated by Candice Mack (senior librarian, LA Public Library).

Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

Stalking LeVar: Screening + Q&A
Stalking LeVar is a scripted comedic web series about a girl looking for a very important person. Created in 2013, this Dweeb Darlings series was revamped this year as they launched their second season, which includes a wide range of guest stars, co-stars, and talented crew people. Their mission is to empower women (of all ages) by showing them that being a dweeb, geek, and/or nerd is not only being intelligent and passionate but also being powerful, creative, sexy, funny, and real! Learn more about the process of the series with panelists Heidi Cox (creator, actor), Stephanie Pressman (producer, actor), America Young (director), Cas Anvar (actor), Ryan Constantino (writer, director), Paul Davila (director of photography), Jenny Lorenzo (director, actor), and Megan Green (creator). Moderated by Satine Phoenix.

Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

How Comics Are Created
Comic creators Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series), Stuart Moore (Egos, Zodiac Legacy), Gene Luen Yang (Secret Coders, Boxers & Saints), and Ru Xu (NewsPrints, Saint for Rent) explain their process, demystifying comics creation for librarians. Moderated by Jack Baur (supervising librarian, Berkeley Public Library).

Friday July 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

How It Should Have Ended
An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the popular web series and YouTube channel How It Should Have Ended. Featuring the debut of a never-before-seen episode, "How X-Men Apocalypse Should Have Ended," which was written by the fans! Come hear a Q&A with creators Daniel Baxter (artist/writer) and Tina Alexander (producer/writer) along with Otis Frampton (artist), Junaid Chundrigar (creator of Bad Days and Hero Swap), and Chris Oldenburg (animator).

Friday July 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

3:00pm

Bat in the Sun's Super Power Beat Down
The super popular award-winning web series that battles legendary characters premieres their newest live-action battle between Nightwing and The Winter Soldier! Meet the cast and crew: Aaron Schoenke, Sean Schoenke, Kevin Porter, Tatiana DeKhtyar, and John Hennigan.

Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

3:00pm

Trends in Kids Graphic Novels
Younger readers are one of the fastest-growing comics audiences, so which books are bringing in these readers? This panel takes a look at trends in the kids' graphic novel category with top industry experts Charles Kochman (Abrams ComicArts), Filip Sablik (BOOM! Studios), and other decision makers. Moderated by Brigid Alverson (Robot 6).

Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

4:00pm

Expanding Diversity in Kids Comics
Comics are striving to create a more diverse culture of creativity for an increasingly varied audience. Gina Gagliano (First Second), Robin Herrera (Oni Press), and Sierra Hahn (BOOM! Studios) talk about what comics are doing to create a more diverse culture of material to serve the diversity of our readership. Moderated by Candice Mack (president, Young Adult Library Services Association).

Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

4:00pm

Web Series Creators Unlimited
It's a web series revolution! Come hang out with Jeff Burns (host of Super Geeked Up) and some of the most accomplished web series actors and creators working today as they talk about the ever expanding and changing world of online entertainment and where they see it headed in the future. Featuring Eric C. Campbell (Signal Boost, The Flog), Jenni Powell (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy), Sam Miller (Mom, LA Beer), Heidi Cox (Dweeb Darlings, Stalking LeVar), and Christina Wren (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Specimen). Plus get awesome tips on how to make your own kick-ass series and actually get people to see it!

Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

5:00pm

State of the Kids Graphic Novel Industry
How are kids' graphic novels growing, and what does the future hold for this dynamic segment of the comics medium? Executives Mark Siegel (First Second), David Saylor (Scholastic), Greg Goldstein (IDW Publishing), and Terry Nantier (Papercutz) and moderator Calvin Reid discuss this growing market.

Friday July 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library