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Wednesday, July 20
 

4:00pm

Teaching with Comics: An Interactive Workshop for Educators
Peter Carlson (Green Dot Public Schools), Antero Garcia (Colorado State University), and Susan Kirtley (Portland State University) lead this hands-on workshop integrating comic books in your K-12 classrooms. Open to teachers of all subjects, this session includes awesome interactive activities, approaches for aligning comic books within curriculum, and resources for you to use. Current classroom educators Samantha Diego, James Kelley, and Jenn Anya Prosser will spotlight specific ways they address the learning needs of students in their classrooms.

Wednesday July 20, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

6:00pm

Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings
Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of five of the most highly anticipated series of the 2016-17 television season-Riverdale, Powerless, People of Earth, Frequency, and Time After Time-as well as a new episode of Teen Titans Go!

Riverdale - Things aren't always what you expect in Riverdale. Based on the iconic characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Everwood), this one-hour drama is a bold, subversive take on the surreality of small-town life. As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom, and nothing feels the same. Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) is still the all-American teen, but the summer's events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music and not follow in his dad's footsteps, despite the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with Riverdale's young music teacher, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel). Which means Archie doesn't have anyone who will mentor him-certainly not singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray). who is only focused on her band, the soon-to-be-world-famous Pussycats. It's all weighing heavily on Archie's mind, as is his fractured friendship with budding writer and fellow classmate Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse). Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) is anxious to see her crush, Archie, after being away all summer, but she's not quite ready to reveal her true feelings to him. And Betty's nerves, which are hardly soothed by her overbearing mother, Alice (Mädchen Amick), aren't the only thing holding her back. When a new student, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione (Marisol Nichols), there's an undeniable spark between her and Archie, even though Veronica doesn't want to risk her new friendship with Betty by making a play for Archie. And then there's Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch), Riverdale's Queen Bee is happy to stir up trouble among Archie, Betty, and Veronica, but Cheryl is keeping secrets of her own. What, exactly, is she hiding about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there are dangers in the shadows. Riverdale is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC's Legends of Tomorrow), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Supergirl, Glee), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC's Legends of Tomorrow), and Jon Goldwater (Archie Comics). Riverdale premieres midseason on The CW.

Powerless - It's a superhero's world. As the first comedy series set in the DC Universe, Powerless is the story of Emily (Vanessa Hudgens, High School Musical), a young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused when superheroes and supervillains treat the city like their own personal battleground. Taking care of insurance needs one by one, Emily and her team of co-workers might not have any superpowers, but they are out to make a difference in people's lives and prove that you don't need to have powers to be powerful! From Warner Bros. Television and executive producer Ben Queen (Cars 2), Powerless premieres midseason on NBC.

People of Earth - From Emmy winners Conan O'Brien (Conan), and Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation), and creator David Jenkins comes People of Earth, a half-hour single-camera comedy series about a support group for alien abductees. People of Earth centers on skeptical journalist Ozzie Graham (Wyatt Cenac, The Daily Show), who investigates a support group to write about the members' supposed alien encounters. The more he digs into their oddball claims, however, the more he realizes a semblance of truth to their stories and possibly even signs that point to his own alien abduction. The onetime outsider now finds himself a part of this eclectic group of misfits, all the while struggling with the idea of knowing that life could exist beyond this world. The series is executive produced by O'Brien, Daniels, Norm Hiscock (King of the Hill), Jeff Ross (Conan), David Kissinger (Eagleheart), and Larry Sullivan; Jenkins is co-executive producer. Produced by Conaco LLC in association with Warner Horizon Television, People of Earth is coming this fall to TBS.

Frequency - Based on the New Line feature film, Frequency is the story of a father and daughter who are supernaturally reunited two decades after his suspicious and untimely death. New York detective Raimy Sullivan was only 7 when her father, undercover cop Frank Sullivan, abandoned his family in pursuit of a case that led not only to his family's breakup, but also his eventual death undercover. Always believing her dad died in disgrace as a corrupt cop, Raimy set forth to surpass him in law enforcement, rising through the ranks to detective. But everything she knows changes when somehow Raimy and Frank connect, across two decades, over Frank's vintage ham radio in the garage. Where once Frank was lost in the shadows of his undercover work in 1996, he has now miraculously been found by his now-grown daughter in 2016. As they forge a new relationship while working together in two time periods to close an unsolved serial murder investigation, their emotional connection transcends time to not only repair the broken bonds of their family but also defy fate and change the course of destiny. From Lin Pictures in association with Warner Bros. Television, Frequency premieres Wednesdays at 9/8c this fall on The CW. Jeremy Carver (Supernatural), Toby Emmerich (Frequency film), John Rickard (Horrible Bosses), Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes films), Jennifer Gwartz (Veronica Mars), and Brad Anderson (Fringe) are executive producers.

Time After Time - Using the 1979 novel and movie as a launching point, Time After Time chronicles the epic adventures of a young H. G. Wells. At the age of 28, the 19th-century scholar has yet to publish any of his landmark science fiction novels, but his idealistic thinking and radical ideas have led him to actually create a time machine. When his longtime friend, the charismatic (and secretly psychopathic) Dr. John Stevenson, a.k.a. Jack the Ripper, finds himself cornered by the authorities at Wells' London home, he escapes to present-day New York City using the time machine. Naturally, Wells follows, but instead of the Utopian society he imagined would be in the future, he finds a world more aligned to Stevenson's temperament. Fortunately, Wells meets up with Jane Walker, an assistant curator at a museum staging an exhibition on Wells. As Wells and Jane come together, they will not only play a dangerous endgame with Stevenson but also find themselves involved with the incredible characters and scenarios that inspired Wells'sWar of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and more. An epic love story charged with danger and adventure, Time After Time gives an unpredictable spin on the mythology of H. G. Wells by looking at the world of today through the eyes of yesterday. Based on the novel written by Karl Alexander and produced by Outerbanks Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television, Time After Time premieres midseason on ABC. Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries) and Marcos Siega (The Vampire Diaries) are executive producers.

Teen Titans Go! - The Teen Titans are back at it again, in Teen Titans Go!, with all new comedic adventures both in and out of Titans Tower, and they'll have you covered by screening a brand new episode. Based on DC characters and produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Thursdays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.

Wednesday July 20, 2016 6:00pm - 10:40pm
Ballroom 20
 
Thursday, July 21
 

10:00am

Becoming Nerdstrong
Incorporate your love of sci-fi, fantasy, superheroes, and games to begin your fitness adventure. Despite age-old nerd stereotypes, fitness belongs to all of us, including those of us in the geek community. Andrew Deutsch (Nerdstrong Gym founder), David Nett (Nerdstrong Gym partner), Christy Black (Nerdstrong Gym partner), Andrew Seely (Nerdstrong Gym partner), and Blair Herter (Nerdstrong Gym partner, Attack of the Show) discuss body image and confidence in a geek world, their fitness journeys, and the simple ways you can mix your fandom, passions, and gamification into a new, leveled-up life.

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

10:00am

CW3PR's 8th Annual Behind-The-Music: Crime, Death and Resurrection
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 14, 09:05AM
Join television and film’s top composers as they discuss how their music elevates the high drama, mystery and mayhem in some of your favorite cinematic stories. These musicians of the screen will reveal the in-depth scoring processes that enliven some of TV and film's most popular and thrilling programs. The panel will highlight the music of fan-favorite shows and movies including Mr. Robot, Fargo, American Horror Story, Legion, Guardians of the Galaxy, Dominion, The Night Of, Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, Scream Queens, Salem, Power, The People v. O.J. Simpson CSI: NY, and more. Celebrity moderators: Violett Beane (The Flash, The Leftovers) & Drew Roy (Falling Skies). Panelists include Jeff Russo (Fargo, The Night Of, Power, Legion), Mac Quayle (Mr. Robot, American Horror Story, Scream Queens, The People v. O.J. Simpson), Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy, Salem, Kingdom), Mike Suby (The Vampire Diaries, Containment, The Originals), Bill Brown (Dominion, CSI: NY), and Christopher Drake (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Yoga Hosers).

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 25ABC

10:00am

DC Collectibles
Action figures, statues, busts, PVC figures-DC Collectibles has them all and more! Join the DC Collectibles crew, including VP creative services Kevin Kiniry, director creative services Jim Fletcher and a few surprise panelists, to hear how they come up with so many great products, and what's coming up from comics' top makers of awesome collectibles!

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 9

10:00am

Feed Your Head: The VFX of Alice Through the Looking Glass
Leap into the journey through the VFX process of Alice Through the Looking Glass. Alice's esteemed VFX team leads HALON Entertainment's Tefft Smith II and VFX editor Ed W. Marsh will take the audience through scene building, shooting, and the final VFX process by breaking down some of Underland's most complex sequences. This panel will debut exclusive footage not seen in the theater.

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6A

10:00am

From Fan to Creator: Goal-Setting for Creative Types
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 18, 03:12PM
Which side of the convention table do you want to be on: fan or creator? And what's keeping you from getting there? What's holding you back? If you're having trouble starting or finishing your creative projects, you need to attend this fun and informative workshop, designed specifically for the Comic-Con crowd and back for its ninth year. Douglas Neff (Epic Win! The Geek's Guide to the Journey from Fan to Creator) will give you simple and proven techniques for setting, working on, and achieving your goals. And Chris Strompolos (Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation) will share what he learned completing his own thirty-year creative project—starring in the greatest fan film ever made.Whether you want to write your first novel, draw your own comic, or shoot your documentary film, tyou'll walk away from this workshop with the energy and tools you need to bring your dream to life.

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC

10:00am

Little Fish Comic Book Studio: Building The Artistic Tomorrow
San Diego's own, local Little Fish Comic Book Studio is proud to present a group of emerging San Diego talent discussing the unique comic work they've created under the mentorship of Klaus Janson (Dark Knight Returns, Superman). Join this exciting all-ages, all-abilities comic and manga art studio for this session moderated by Alonso Nunez (executive director, Little Fish Comic Book Studio) and featuring the brightest new talent around.

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 32AB

10:00am

Spotlight on Kieron Gillen
Writer Kieron Gillen talks about his career, from Phonogram, through Marvel and on to The Wicked + The Divine. And who better to interrogate him than his mostly platonic life partner, Jamie McKelvie? No one, that's who.

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 7AB

10:00am

The Dynamic World of Disney Comics
Disney Comics experts give you a sneak peek into how Disney's beloved movies and TV shows are transformed into digital and print comic books. Daron Nefcy (creator and executive producer, Star vs. the Forces of Evil), Gianfranco Cordara (vice president, global magazines & new IP, Disney Publishing Worldwide), Roberto Santillo (director, art development & academia Disney), Mike Siglain (creative director, Lucasfilm Publishing), and other panelists will share new comics based on Zootopia, Finding Dory, Frozen, Star Wars, Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and more.

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 28DE

10:00am

The Graphic Novel Medium
What makes a book a graphic novel? The unique combination of text and art, word balloons, text boxes, and more makes comics a unique format. Authors Derf Backderf (Trashed), Peter Kuper (Ruins), Hope Larson (Compass South), Sydney Padua (The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage), and Maximilian Uriarte (The White Donkey) discuss the medium and their own recent work. Moderated by Evan Narcisse (io9).

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29AB

10:00am

Weekly Shonen Jump Podcast Panel
The U.S. editors of Weekly Shonen Jump will be making announcements, discussing SJ manga, and probably making fun of each other. And they'll be asking you what you think about various SJ topics. It'll all be recorded for the famous SJ Podcast! Plus, trivia and cool prizes!

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 5AB

10:00am

Comic-Con Film School 101
Comic-Con Film School is back for another four-day, nuts-and-bolts course on how to make a movie for very little money using available video technology and desktop postproduction software. Whether you're shooting your first Overwatch fan film or that story about the leather-clad girl who hunts cyborgs, this course will take you from script to final product so that you, too, can enter your own movie into the CCI: IFF. This first class covers the specifics of preproduction on the cheap, including screenwriting, scheduling, location scouting, crewing-up, and getting equipment for nothing. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star, Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (producer, Machinima ETC), Vera Vanguard (producer, The Building of Good and Evil), Nick Murphy (writer/director, Pizza and Bullets), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica).

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

10:00am

Comic-Con How-To: Plot Structure The Philosophy Behind Story Creation
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 11, 09:34AM
Before you start writing your story, you need a clear idea of where your story is going. Award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake gives you insight into the theory of story creation, generating a strong foundation for you to build upon and ensuring that readers will be captivated from the very first page. From why readers read stories, to understanding how stories must be created so readers will read yours, this class will help you understand the psychology of what it means to create stories for others, leaving your readers hungry for more. This is part one of this class.

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:15am
Room 2

10:00am

Dreamworks Animation Theatrical
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 07, 03:06PM
DreamWorks Animation invites you to find your happy place with a special Trolls presentation moderated by Chris Hardwick featuring Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, director Mike Mitchell, co-director Walt Dohrn and producer Gina Shay.

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Hall H

10:15am

Teen Titans Go! Video Presentation and Q&A
When there's trouble, you know who to call: Teen Titans! When you want an awesome time at Comic-Con, you also know who to call: Teen Titans! A Titan-sized panel features producers Aaron Horvath (MAD) and Pete Michail (Space Racers) along with voice cast members Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton and Tara Strong for a screening and Q&A covering your favorite animated series. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Thursdays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network. Teen Titans Go!: Season 3 Part 2 will be released on DVD on August 23.

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 6DE

10:30am

Comics Arts Conference #1: The Joker: Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 02:23PM
The Joker has menaced Batman for nearly 77 years. Since the Joker's first appearance in Batman #1 in 1940, he has appeared thousands of times in comics, films, video games, television series, toy aisles, and other arenas of mediated and material culture. While a powerful antagonist, the character is nevertheless fascinating to children and adults alike. Join the contributors to the first book-length scholarly study of the Joker as they ask why the Joker has become the most important and interesting supervillain in popular culture and what it is about the Joker that makes the character so iconic. Rob Weiner (Texas Tech University), Robert Peaslee (Texas Tech University), Travis Langley (Henderson State University), Hannah Means-Shannon (Dark Horse Comics), Len Wein (Batman) and Ryan Litsey (Texas Tech University) discuss the nature of the Joker, his history, and why Batman refuses to kill a character that causes so much misery to the citizens of Gotham.

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 26AB

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 what doesn'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 what it takes to get coverage, with the comic journalists themselves telling you what they are looking for. Panelists include Albert Ching (Comic Book Resources), Alex Raymond (Hollywood Gone Geek), Chris Thompson (Pop Culture Hound, Bleeding Cool), Francis Sky (First Comics News, Massacre Twins), Glenn Hauman (Comic Mix), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat), J. C. Vaughn (Gemstone Publishing), Jez Ibelle (First Comics News), Josh Waldrop (Red Gorilla), Tanya Tate (First Comics News, JustaLottaTanya), and Tim Chizmar (Fangoria, First Comics News). Independent comic creators Holly Golightly (Broadsword Comics), Josh Henaman (Bigfoot), and Michael Kingston (Headlock Comics) will explain what worked for them and what to avoid when looking for press coverage.

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 8

10:30am

Relaunching the Battlestar Franchise
Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek, Capt Apollo, Kharn/Axanar, Personal Space, Blade of Honor) hosts a Q&A and fan discussion of Universal's forthcoming relaunch of the Battlestar Galactica franchise. Dr. Kevin Grazier (science consultant for Battlestar Galactica, Ureka, Falling Skies, Defiance), producer Alec Peter (Propworks, Axanar), Rob Burnett (Free Enterprise), and surprise guests present theatrical videos and comic reels.

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6BCF

10:30am

Sea of Thieves: Art of Adventure
The Sea of Thieves team present an exclusive look at the artistry behind this shared-world pirate adventure. Core members of Rare, the acclaimed developer behind hit titles like Banjo-Kazooie, Viva Piñata, and Battletoads, will discuss the studio's life-long fascination with pirates, how they're crafting a rich fantastical world and evolving a timeless genre. Attendees will be privy to key announcements, never-before-seen artwork, and exclusive insights into Rare's most ambitious project yet.

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 24ABC

10:30am

Spotlight on Peter David
Okay, not literally a spotlight. And by literally we mean "literally" as opposed to "figuratively," which are two opposite words no matter what the stupid dictionary says. What in the world is happening to the English language, anyway? And what about . . . oh. Right. The panel. Peter David will talk about stuff. He wrote this description. Can you tell?

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 4

10:30am

Comic Book Law School 101: Genesis
Getting off on the right foot is key to traveling on the road to success. And this year's Comic Book Law School is designed to help you navigate the best possible route (and provide help in deciphering the map legend). Noted IP attorney Michael Lovitz, author of The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, offers the first of three interactive and informative programs, which this year will track the trials and tribulations of (fictional) client Fitzgerald Scott, a fledgling comic book writer, as he traverses the many stages involved in the creation, development, protection, and commercialization of his newest comic book creation, "Shylock Homer" a war-weary poet-turned-detective solving crimes and fighting off mythical creatures as he travels the globe with his colleague Dr. Ulysses in search of his long-lost family. This first installment will focus on "The Basics" in an effort to provide the necessary foundation needed for understanding the various intellectual property rights available to creators and business owners and will include insights on how to protect those rights, focusing on how best to safeguard ideas, creative works, characters, brands, and names, from genesis through publication and distribution, and beyond. Attendees are invited to participate in an interactive discussion about the rights provided under U.S. copyright and trademark laws, including a discussion on the protections these laws provide, the benefits of federal registrations for each, tips on working with collaborators, and issues of joint authorship and work-made-for-hire. Along the way, there will be plenty to learn about the protections available, as well as the numerous potential pitfalls, under the U.S. trademark and copyright systems. Please note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and insights to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. [This program is approved for 1.5 credits of California MCLE.]

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 30CDE

11:00am

Celebrate the Publishing World of Jim Henson's Labyrinth with Archaia
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Jim Henson's Labyrinth, publisher Archaia (an imprint of BOOM! Studios) has several books set to come out this year! Senior editor Sierra Hahn and artists Eric Powell (The Goon, Big Man Plans), Joëlle Jones (Spider-Woman, Lady Killer), and Jonathan Case (The New Deal, Batman '66) give fans a sneak peek into these titles, which include original comics, a children's storybook, and an artists' tribute collection. Moderated by Nerdist editor-in-chief Rachel Heine.

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 5AB

11:00am

Cosplaying 101: Bringing Your Dreams to Life
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 11, 04:49PM
Catherine M. Fisher (award-winning costumer), Bob Mogg (Steampunk expert extraordinaire), and Birda Hussey Nichols (historic costumer of all trades) discuss the basics in costuming and go over tips, tricks, and techniques to help a beginner costumer get started in the world of cosplaying. Panelists will show you how you can get in on the all the cosplaying fun even if you've never sewn before in your life. Moderated by Melissa Gene Meyer (department assistant for the Masquerade with Comic-Con International), panelists will show you that you don't need to be an expert to make a great costume!

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

11:00am

Free Comic Book Day in the Library
How to run your own FCBD event in a library! This panel will cover the ins and outs of ordering FCBD books, discuss partnering with local stores, offer suggestions for programming and promotion, and discuss how to run this event on a shoestring budget. Free Comic Book Day is an international celebration of comics that has been happening on the first Saturday in May since 2002.

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

11:00am

Love & Rockets: Past, Present and Future
Love and Rockets by brothers Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez is one of the most influential comic series to ever be published. Rounding on 35 years, the characters and stories within Love and Rockets have inspired countless cartoonists, musicians, and writers with their unique world building and stories. Hear about the series from the very beginning with Gilbert and Jaime, publisher Gary Groth (Fantagraphics), co-creator Mario Hernandez (Love and Rockets), and fans like Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals, Hawkeye), with exclusive art and announcements.

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 9

11:00am

Masters Of The Web: How We Got Started, How You Can Get Started-
Some of the leading voices in the online film journalism/punditry world discuss the state of Hollywood movies, how they got started, and how you can get started with your own blog/podcast/YouTube channel. Panelists include John Campea (Comic-Con HQ), Tiffany Smith (Fandango, DC All Access), Kristian Harloff (Collider, Fandango), Grae Drake (senior editor, Rotten Tomatoes) Jeremy Jahns (YouTube film critic), and Jon Schnepp (Collider Heroes).

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 7AB

11:00am

Spotlight on Alex Sinclair
With the help of Scott Williams-yes, that Scott Williams- Alex Sinclair does a quick review of his career, demos his coloring process, and answers any questions you may have along the way. Alex will have his work setup and show how he has incorporated an iPad Pro into his process.

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 32AB

11:00am

Spotlight on Lisa Hanawalt
Lisa Hanawalt is the author of the acclaimed, devastatingly funny graphic novels Hot Dog Taste Test and My Dirty Dumb Eyes. She is also the producer and series designer for the hit Netflix showBojack Horseman. Tom Spurgeon (The Comics Reporter) leads a wide-ranging conversation with Hanawalt, focusing on her new book, Hot Dog Taste Test.

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 23ABC

11:00am

Spotlight on Maggie Thompson
Maggie Thompson (Toucan blogger) interviews three other "Nerd Family" kids: Lora Boehm (daughter of John and Bjo Trimble), Sky McLeod (daughter of Scott McCloud and Ivy Ratafia), and Caroline David (daughter of Peter and Kathleen David). Check out what four generations of second-generation fans have to share.

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 29AB

11:00am

The 4th Annual Musical Anatomy of a Superhero
From the ominous horns of Jaws signaling fear to the inspiring theme for Star Wars, music has always been an important supporting character in movies. This panel offers a behind-the-scenes look at the music of today's biggest superhero film and TV projects with unreleased film clips and never before heard music. Participating composers include Henry Jackman (Captain America: Civil War, Kick Ass 2), Tom "Junkie XL" Holkenborg (Deadpool, Batman v Superman), John Ottman (X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past), and Blake Neely (Supergirl, The Flash). Moderated by George S. Clinton (Mortal Kombat, Austin Powers).

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

11:00am

This Week in Marvel: Live
Marvel's official weekly flagship podcast comes to Comic-Con for a special episode that may or may not include guests, secrets, news, free stuff, arm wrestling, guitar solos, and more!

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

11:00am

Top Shelf Productions: Live!
Now an imprint of IDW Publishing, the tastemakers at Top Shelf are busier than ever bringing you their trademark blend of gorgeous art, storytelling charm, and literary sophistication. Marketing director Leigh Walton and design director Chris Ross offer a tour of Top Shelf's latest and greatest. Benjamin Frisch makes a head-spinning debut with The Fun Family, the Lost Mountain Mechanicals blend history with dieselpunk action-adventure in The Jekyll Island Chronicles, Koren Shadmi explores the dark side of digital dating in Love Addict, and much more! Plus: great news for Alan Moore fans and Korgi lovers.

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE

11:00am

Transformers Generations: More Than Meets The Eye with Machinima
As the Combiner Wars wage on, this highly anticipated chapter in the Transformers Generations Prime Wars Trilogy will be huge. Join members from the Transformers story and design teams along with talent from Machinima for a sneak peek at the upcoming digital series Combiner Wars! The team will also host a Q&A session to answer your burning questions.

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 25ABC

11:00am

Thursday Playback Room Block #1
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 09:55AM
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Dreamworks Animation Theatrical, and Snowden. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina

11:15am

Happy Happy Joy Joy
For 25 years, Nickelodeon has produced some of the most innovative and memorable animation in the history of television. Nick Animation podcast host Hector Navarro finds out how and why four of the network's most influential creators did what they did: Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold), Jhonen Vasquez (Invader Zim), Butch Hartman (Fairly OddParents, Danny Phanton) and Arlene Klasky (Rugrats, Wild Thornberrys, Rocket Power), who along with Gabor Csupo and Paul Germain, created Rugrats. Don't miss the chance to see production art from the upcoming Hey Arnold movie, animation from Hartman's new Bunsen Is a Beast, and the world premiere of Don vs Raph, a TMNT animated short written and produced by Jhonen Vasquez.

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6A

11:15am

Comic-Con How-To: Graphic Novels from Idea to Finish with Brian Haberlin
Learn how to take your idea and make a graphic novel, using Brian Haberlin's graphic novels Shifter, Anomaly, and Faster Than Light as test cases. Subjects will include idea to script, page format, panel layout, art style considerations, distribution, printing and more.

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
Room 2

11:30am

DC All Access: No Boundaries
DC Comics is always pushing the envelope. Find out what's new and upcoming from across the Digital spectrum to the world of DC Rebirth with key contributors whose unique voices add to the DC Comics experience!

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 6DE

11:30am

Spotlight on G. Willow Wilson
G. Willow Wilson (Ms Marvel, Alif the Unseen) discusses the making of the hit teen superhero series Ms Marvel, reads new material, and takes questions from the audience.

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 4

11:30am

Spotlight on Howard Chaykin
Howard Chaykin, the man frequently described as the Randy Newman/Van Morrison/Robert Altman of comics, is on hand for an unmoderated hour of informed and amusingly immoderate conversation. This deeply influential cult figure, a prince of a guy who prefers to be good rather than nice, guarantees at minimum three huge laughs, a slew of informed contrarian opinion, and at least one unaccompanied number from the American popular songbook.

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8

11:30am

The Relationship Between Artist and Model
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 11, 09:23AM
With all the drawing software out there, why do animation studios, video game developers, and comics illustrators still use live action models for character design and development? This panel will discuss how art models contribute to and enhance an artist's vision, how to find the right one for a project, and ways into the business. Panelists include art models Jennifer Fabos Patton (Gallery Girls founder), Stacy E. Walker (Disney, Heavy Metal), and Michael Q. Schmidt (Harry Potter), mo-cap model TJ Storm (Deadpool), and Disney master teacher Mark McDonnell. Moderated by Fast Company's Susan Karlin.

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 24ABC

11:30am

Comics Arts Conference #2: Comics, Place, and Space
Patricia Ayala (University of Colima) explores how the landscape of comics reflects the author's inner world and the elements that comics creators use to pull readers into each frame of story. Melissa Archibald (California State University, Long Beach) argues that the artistic representation of Metropolis challenges the popular trope of American cities as places of depravity and hopelessness by conceptualizing Metropolis as a place of progress. Chris Murray (University of Dundee) sees commentary on American culture in the works of British pop artists and examines the relationship between their art and comics in terms of content, political critique, and graphic design.

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 26AB

11:45am

Snowden
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 14, 09:04AM
Open Road Films presents Oliver Stone's Snowden, featuring never-before-seen footage and a live conversation with legendary filmmaker Oliver Stone, in his first visit to Comic-Con, and actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, and Zachary Quinto.

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Hall H

11:45am

Street Fighter Nation
Get an exclusive look at the latest news and updates about this iconic video game franchise. Expect sneak peeks at all the licensed goods and collectibles being developed, updates on the Capcom Pro Tour, and a few surprises as well!

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 6BCF

12:00pm

CBLDF: Navigating The Powers & Perils of Banned Books
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 20, 08:24AM
CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez will lead a panel of librarians, educators, and creators in a lively discussion of how and why graphic novels are attacked by censors. They’ll detail how and why graphic novels can be successfully integrated into classroom curricula, and they’ll provide tools that educators can use to counter these attacks. Participants will leave the panel better enabled to advocate for their instructional materials and their students. Panelists include Carla Riemer (Librarian, Claremont Middle School, Oakland, California), Katherine Keller (TDRL Evening & Weekend Supervisor, University Libraries, UNLV), and Matthew Holm (artist, Babymouse, Squish, Sunny Side Up), and Judd Winick (Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth; The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius).

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 30CDE

12:00pm

Comics are Literacy, Too!
A discussion of tools librarians and educators can use to help overcome resistance to comics in schools, and how to use manga and comics for adult literacy and English language learner programs. Also, explore the wide range of comic genres, get tips for matching readers with comics, and come away with recommendations to satisfy a diversity of interests and reading levels.

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

12:00pm

Getting Into Comics and Staying There
"Breaking into comics" panels are among the most popular panels at comic conventions throughout the country. Aspiring writers and artists are as in-demand with publishers as social media wizards and Excel-loving number crunchers. Listen to the origin stories of Jim Zub (Wayward, Thunderbolts), Felipe Smith (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, All-New Ghost Rider), Caitlin Kittredge (Lucas Stand, Coffin Hill), Dan Mora (Klaus, Hexed), and Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, C.O.W.L.), and the behind-the-scenes professionals they work with to make the comics you love to read! Moderated by BOOM! Studios editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon and editor Dafna Pleban.

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 28DE

12:00pm

IDW & The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Present Crossover: Where Comics & Science Meet
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 10:46AM
Diehard fans know comics aren't just picture books for children and geeky adults. Comics have a long history of addressing complex issues, from science lab accidents to ethics, moral issues, and social justice. This panel will look at the art, science, and technology featured in some of their favorite comics and answer questions like: How do writers develop the stories? Are they communicating realistic scientific concepts? Could comics writers be predicting in the future of science and technology? Join us as Chris Ryall (editor-in-chief at IDW), Chris Mowry (writer, Godzilla comics), Sarah Gaydos (group editor at IDW), Dean Kamen (entrepreneur and engineer), Matt Grob (EVP and CTO, Qualcomm), Dr. Ronald Coleman (researcher, The Scripps Research Institute) discuss the true science behind comics and science fiction.

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 9

12:00pm

Jakks Pacific: Insider Fan Panel
Get an exclusive first look at Jakks' lines of action figures, collectibles, and RCs from the company's design and marketing team. Get product development insights and exclusive previews of the JAKKS BIG-FIGS across licenses such as Star Wars, DC, TMNT, and more, and get the latest updates on the whole World of Nintendo line. Following the presentation is a fan Q&A session and prizes for attendees!

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 29AB

12:00pm

Justice League Action Video Presentation and Q&A
The world's greatest superheroes return to television in Justice League Action, an all-new quarter-hour animated series. Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman lead the DC superheroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun and action. No need to wait for the good stuff to start; each 11-minute episode jumps in with lightning-paced action and heroics. Whether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space, or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes are up to any challenge. Producers Butch Lukic (Justice League) and Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series) and voice cast members Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) and Diedrich Bader (Batman The Brave and The Bold) present an exclusive sneak peek and Q&A at this highly anticipated new series. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Justice League Action is coming soon to Cartoon Network.

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 25ABC

12:00pm

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Mycroft
NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar makes a special appearance at Comic-Con to launch his new comic book, Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook, which debuts exclusively at SDCC with a special variant cover. This exciting series is a brand new standalone comic book adventure that uncovers the secrets of the elder Holmes brother. Join series artist Joshua Cassara (The Troop) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on stage for an hour of exclusives and insider reveals. Each audience member will receive an exclusive show art card.

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 5AB

12:00pm

New Authors Making a Splash in the Literary Pool
Come and meet new authors who are sure to be the next big thing in the literary scene, and you'll forever have bragging rights that you knew them "before they were cool." Alwyn Hamilton, Keira Drake, Sylvain Neuvel, Bob Proehl, Todd Lockwood, and K. S. Merbeth discuss with moderator Maryelizabeth Yturralde the joys, challenges, and insider secrets of being a debut author.

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 32AB

12:00pm

Raising Fankids: Teaching Young Geeks to be Self Confident and Successful
Pasquale Piro (Raising Fankids, 8th grade teacher) moderates a panel discussing techniques and experiences that help kids grow up nerdy without the negative connotation. The panel includes Alissa Piro (middle school teacher, mom), Frankie Desmond (Jack of All Trades costumes, dad), Mike Conrad (father of two), and Maia Nilsson (high school student).

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

12:00pm

The Comixologist Traveling Podcast Party
The comiXologist podcast crew Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski are hitting the road to help everyone find their next favorite comic book! They've brought along some surprise guests for this live edition of the show! There's a comic out there for everyone and they have enlisted comics pros Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Young Avengers) and Hope Nicholson (publisher, Bedside Press) to help you find the series that's right for you!

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

12:00pm

The Geek & Sundry Panel
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 15, 09:53AM
Calling all geeks! Join Felicia Day (Supernatural, The Guild ) as she leads you on a journey through the thrilling fanscape of Geek & Sundry. Special guests include Matthew Mercer (Critical Role), Laura Bailey (Critical Role, Titansgrave), Marisha Ray ( Critical Role, Signal Boost), Ryon Day (Co-Optitude), Ivan Van Norman (TableTop, Game the Game) and more! Get the inside scoop on some of your favorite shows and learn about what exciting new stuff Geek & Sundry has in store for the future. Game on!

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

12:00pm

The Pitching Hour
Kevin Burke and Chris "Doc" Wyatt (producers, Ultimate Spider-Man), Derek Hoffman (VP, Donner Co.), Jaime Burke, (executive producer, Quantum Break), Lindsay Rostal (VP, The Odd Gentlemen), Carina Schulze (president, Chatrone), Jennie Kong (pr strategist), a surprise guest or two and moderator Dan Evans III (VP, DC Entertainment) will take an idea from conception through production for various media. This process will include creating a pitch document, obtaining agents, and getting a pitch meeting. The panelists will explain, through hypothetical example and humorous stories, the process that new creators should adapt to make their way through the creative battleground of the entertainment industry. Knowing that each project is unique, there will be a Q&A to allow the audience to really hone in on the solutions to obstacles they may encounter. Also on hand will be Brendan McFeely (IP lawyer, Kane Kessler) to give creators insight on protecting their ideas as they navigate Hollywood.

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7AB

12:00pm

The Smitten Word: Romancing the Reader
Bestselling authors Sylvia Day (Crossfire novels), Christina Lauren (Beautiful series), Nalini Singh (Psy-Changling series), Chloe Neil (The Devil's Isle and Chicagoland Vampires series), and Tessa Dare (Castles Ever After series) turn up the heat at SDCC as they discuss the power of romance, the range and voice of the genre, and blush-inducing conversation and have a hilarious battle over movies, TV shows, and Hollywood's hottest. Moderated by HelenKay Dimon (Bad Boys Undercover series).

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

12:00pm

Welcome to the Whedonverse
Dark Horse's continuations of Joss Whedon's cult favorites (Serenity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel & Faith) remain some of the most-talked-about comics in the industry. Dark Horse is giving you an exclusive chance to hear all there is to tell about the end of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 and what's in store for Serenity from the series' top talent, with Buffy Season 10 writer Christos Gage, Buffy the High School Years Kel McDonald, and surprise guests for some big news!

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 23ABC

12:00pm

CBS Television Studios Block - including Scorpion, American Gothic and MacGyver
Scorpion - Retrieve the inside scoop on what's happening this fall with Waige, Quintis, and the rest of your favorite band of misfit geniuses. Monday night's top-rated drama series Scorpion returns to SDCC for the third year in a row with the stars and producers giving fans the first intel on plots, story arcs, and romances before anyone else. The series stars Elyes Gabel (World War Z), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2), Katharine McPhee (Smash), Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie), Jadyn Wong (Broken Trail), and Ari Stidham (Huge).

American Gothic - See how the other half kills with American Gothic, CBS's new summer series centered on a prominent Boston family reeling after a chilling discovery links someone in their midst to an infamous string of murders. As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, the mounting suspicion and paranoia threaten to tear the family apart. Get an exclusive sneak peek at what's behind closed doors at the Hawthorne estate, followed by a panel discussion with the stars and producer. The series stars Juliet Rylance (The Knick), Antony Starr (Banshee), Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Justin Chatwin (Shameless), Megan Ketch (Jane the Virgin), Elliot Knight (Sinbad), Stephanie Leonidas (Defiance), and Gabriel Bateman (Lights Out).

Fan Favorites - It's Throwback Thursday at Comic-Con! Get ready for special surprise guest appearances by some of your favorite CBS stars as they throwback to the early days of their careers and most memorable moments from the sets of their shows. Don't miss the fan Q&A where they will share exclusive teases on what's ahead for their characters in the upcoming season.

Macgyver - Mac is back! The classic action-adventure drama and fan-favorite MacGyver is coming back to CBS this fall. MacGyver creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. MacGyver and his team take on the responsibility of saving the world, armed to the teeth with resourcefulness and little more than bubble gum and a paper clip. Join series stars Lucas Till (X-Men), and George Eads (CSI), and executive producer Peter Lenkov (Hawaii Five-0) for an exclusive sneak peek of the first season, followed by a panel discussion.

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom 20

12:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Helping Teens Use Their Powers to do Good
The panel will discuss work with at-risk, special needs and incarcerated teenagers that involves the use of sequential and other visual art. The session will include anecdotes, slides of artwork done by Michael Ulrich and his students and present a comic co-created by Michael Ulrich and a student. The panel will center on art as a means of reaching hard-to-reach kids.

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 2

12:30pm

Grant Morrison & Graphic India: Myth & Legends
Graphic India welcomes legendary creator Grant Morrison (Batman, All Star Superman, 18 Days, The Multiversity) to discuss storytelling, global mythology, mysticism, the rise of Indian superheroes and his latest groundbreaking, mythic/sci-fi project with Graphic India called Avatarex: Destroyer of Darkness. In Avatarex, the epic world of living myth collides with the mundane realities and cultural upheavals of contemporary India. What happens when an all-powerful super-being awakens to fight the Last War of the Age, only to discover he's been sent too early for the End Days and must somehow learn to exist in a world that's too small and too frail to survive his presence? How does humanity react to the challenges of such a paragon in their midst? Will Avatarex raise everyone to his level, or will everyone drag him down? Can the embodiment of their highest aspirations exist side-by-side with their all-too-human failings or will the gulf between what they wish they could be and what they are destroy them?

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 24ABC

12:30pm

Moana: Art of Story
Legendary directors Ron Clements (Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Treasure Planet, Princess and the Frog) and John Musker (Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Treasure Planet, Princess and the Frog) lead a panel of artists as they give a behind-the-scenes look at Walt Disney Animation Studios' upcoming animated comedy-adventure Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. Once on her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she's always sought: her own identity.

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6A

12:30pm

The Business of Creativity: Can Comics Find the Balance?
During his tenure as publisher and president of DC Comics and later as a board member of BOOM! Studios, Paul Levitz oversaw an influx of creator-driven concepts (Watchmen, Sandman, The Dark Knight, Lumberjanes) and imprints (Vertigo, Milestone, WildStorm) within the framework of traditional and untraditional corporate ownership models. Levitz discusses his experience and insights on a range of topics shaping the comics industry in the big media era with Rob Salkowitz (Forbes).

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 4

12:30pm

UDON 2016
UDON is celebrating another groundbreaking year of publishing the best of video games, anime, and manga from Japan and around the world. Come meet the artists and editors as they discuss this year's breakout hits and announce upcoming titles, including some big surprises you will definitely want to be the first to hear about! Plus: attendees will have a chance to win some of UDON's hottest new releases!

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 8

12:45pm

Spotlight on Jim Lee
DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman, Suicide Squad) talks about his 25+ years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen. This is a great opportunity to watch the creative process firsthand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Entertainment's characters to life.

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 6DE

1:00pm

Adapting Octavia Butler: The Making of Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
Octavia E. Butler once argued that Kindred was the only one of her novels that wasn't science fiction. She called the time travel tale of slave times a "grim fantasy," because aside from the time travel, everything in the novel is powerfully, painfully real. Join moderator Erika Alexander (Concrete Park) for a conversation with artist John Jennings (The Blacker the Ink) and writer Damian Duffy (Black Comix) about their process translating Butler's fierce prose into the forthcoming graphic adaption, published by Abrams ComicArts.

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 9

1:00pm

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Behind the Scenes of the Immersive Narrative
Get a behind-the-scenes look into the bold new world of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Meet Taylor Kurosaki, narrative director at Infinity Ward, and the dynamic cast of actors who will take players on an unforgettable journey as they engage in heroic battles on Earth and beyond our atmosphere. You'll also get an exclusive look at never-before-seen footage from the game. Plus, fans who attend the panel will receive limited edition Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare poster available only at Comic-Con.

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 6BCF

1:00pm

CBLDF: She Changed Comics
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 05:21PM
Meet the women whose work changed what’s possible for free expression in comics! From the turn of the 20th century to today, women comics creators have inspired today’s landscape of increasingly diverse and empowering comics storytelling. Join CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez; contributors Casey Gilly and Caitlin McCabe; Ramona Fradon (Aquaman, Brenda Starr), Wendy Pini (Elfquest), and other female comics creators for an examination of the women who changed the format!

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 30CDE

1:00pm

From Concepts to Comics: A Conversation About Editing in the Comics Industry
BOOM! Studios managing editor Bryce Carlson and editor Eric Harburn lead a discussion on the roles editors can play in the comics industry with James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, The Backstagers), Mairghread Scott (Toil and Trouble, Transformers: Windblade), Hope Larson (Goldie Vance, Compass South), Simon Spurrier (Weavers, Cry Havoc), Pat McHale (Over the Garden Wall), and Adam Smith (Long Walk to Valhalla). They'll explore the differences between working with and without an editor, working at an indie publisher or at the Big Two, and how editors can partner with talent to put creators' vision to paper.

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 28DE

1:00pm

Hey, You Got Science In My Fiction
The best science fiction comes from a kernel of truth, something that makes readers think, "Wait . . . could this actually happen?" From technology to medicine to space travel, distinguished authors J. Patrick Black (Ninth City Burning), Blake Crouch (The Wayward Pines trilogy), Christopher Farnsworth (Killfile), Patrick Hemstreet (God Wave), Leah Thomas (Because You'll Never Meet Me), and Andy Weir (The Martian) will discuss with moderator Brendan Reichs (The Virals series) how they create believable sci-fi stories and just how much fact there truly is in their fiction.

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 32AB

1:00pm

Inside the World of Geek Cosmetics
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 07, 02:48PM
Whether you want to show off your love for Steven Universe through your nail polish or use eye shadow to express your obsession with Fallout, there are more options to fulfill your geeky cosmetics needs now than ever before. This panel will provide an inside look at the state of geek cosmetics. Moderated by Lisa Granshaw, panelists Sami "Dena" Rees (AFK Cosmetics), Anya Kaiser (Lucky 13 Lacquer), and Caitlin Johnstone (Shiro Cosmetics) will discuss how these products are made, how geek cosmetics have evolved over the years, what the future may hold for the industry, and more. Time will be left for Q&A.

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

1:00pm

Marvel: Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way
Are you a writer or artist? Ever dream of working for Marvel? Do you find yourself thinking, "I could do that if I knew how?" Well, here's your chance! Join talent scout Rickey Purdin and a host of Marvel talent to find out how to get your foot in the door and make your job Marvel.

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 25ABC

1:00pm

Mattel & WWE Fan Panel
The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods), along with AJ Styles and Becky Lynch, offer a fun-filled hour that definitely won't be sour! Get your recommended daily value of positivity, unicorn magic, and action figures in this gluteus-free panel featuring never-before-seen Mattel figure reveals along with a Q&A session moderated by NXT color commentator Corey Graves.

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 5AB

1:00pm

On the Mic Podcast Live from San Diego Comic-Con
The popular entertainment and comedy podcast is osted by Tim Drake, award-winning filmmaker, writer, author, and Second City alumni. Tim's jokes/tweets have been featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and Larry King Now. Tim will be joined by his production partner, actor, and writer, Austin Grant (Being Charlie, Wind River, 6 Below), as well as a special celebrity guest, talking film, TV, and comedy.

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

Something for Everyone: Indie Comics
Love comics but aren't into superheroes? What about spooky fairy tales, witty comedy, survival stories, social commentary, or love and wrestling? There is something for everyone in the wide world of indie comics. Moderator Andrew Farago (curator, Cartoon Art Museum) leads Comic-Con special guests Emily Carroll (Through the Woods), Lisa Hanawalt (Hot Dog Taste Test), Jennifer Hayden (The Story of My Tits), Keith Knight (The K Chronicles), and Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf) in a discussion about how they get their unique perspectives across and then out into the world!

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 29AB

1:00pm

Spotlight on Sarah J. Maas
Sarah J. Maas, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series and YouTube star Christine Riccio of PolandBananasBooks discuss the incredible worlds and beloved characters in Maas's novels that have captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of readers around the world.

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 7AB

1:00pm

The Nerdist Panel with Chris Hardwick
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), Rachel Heine (editor-in-chief), Dan Casey (The Dan Cave), Alicia Lutes (Fangirling), Legendary Digital Networks Adam Rymer, and a surprise guest or two. Join the gang for a lively conversation about the big things to come for Nerdist in the near future. Surprises, announcements, and, of course, quemments await!

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

1:00pm

The Simpsons and SpongeBob Smile-Time Hour
Creative director Nathan Kane and managing editors Terry Delegeane and Chris Duffy join forces for a tour de farce of the best humor comics in the business. Meet some of the Bongo and United Plankton artists who tickle your four-color funnybone and find out what's in stores in the months to come! Room 23ABC

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 23ABC

1:00pm

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Witness the first public exhibition of footage from acclaimed director/producer/writer Luc Besson's first-ever Hall H presentation, and his latest foray into science fiction. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis made up of thousands of species from all corners of the universe. Alpha's 17 million inhabitants have converged over time, uniting their talents, technology, and resources for the betterment of all. But not everyone on Alpha shares in these same objectives; unseen forces are at work, placing their race in great danger. Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Professional), producer Virginie Besson-Silla (Lucy, Revolver), Dane DeHaan (Amazing Spider-Man 2, Chronicle), and Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad, Paper Towns) join moderator Josh Horowitz (MTV) and special surprise panelists for the first public sneak peek at Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, coming to theaters from EuropaCorp in Summer 2017.

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hall H

1:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #3: Comics and Latin America
Award-winning writer and CAC special guest Trina Robbins (Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013) looks at how two women, Lily Renee and Tarpe Mills, presented their Brazilian fantasies to the North American public in the form of adventure strips starring capable, glamorous heroines. Braeden Jones (University of Iowa) demonstrates how contemporary artists recontextualize and reappropriate images, motifs, and themes from historical sources, and compares external artistic influence on Latin America to historical conquest. Nicole Larrondo (Brown University) takes this scholarly journey to Chile, where the comic format is a helpful tool for teaching history, and speculates on the challenges of having the state as the primary support for an artistic form.

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 26AB

1:10pm

Thursday Playback Room Block #2
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 15, 02:24PM
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: CBS Television Studios Block - including Scorpion, American Gothic and MacGyver. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:10pm - 3:40pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina

1:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Starting a Comic Creator Community
Communities are spaces where ideas flow, networks expand, and friends are made. Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle all have thriving comic creator communities. But what if your city doesn't have one? How do you find like-minded people? The Los Angeles Women's Comic Creators League (The Ladybugs) and the Portland Comic Creator Meetup are teaming up to provide a presentation on starting a creative community and fostering growth and collaboration with creatives in your area.

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 2

1:30pm

Fiction vs. Reality: An Investigation of Science in Movies
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 15, 09:15AM
We love superhero and science fiction movies for their quick pace, fantastic ideas and spectacular action sequences. Cars flip into the air, trains derail and flatten everything in their paths, characters have extraordinary tools and abilities, and storylines travel throughout time and space. But could any of the imaginative scenarios we witness in action blockbusters actually happen? How often do movies reflect accurate science or realistic depictions of future technology and discoveries? How important is it for the science in fictional movies to align with reality? Join us as Fred Bronson (writer Star Trek: TNG), Adam Weiner (physics teacher, The Bishop’s School), Professor Brian Keating (astrophysicist professor, UC San Diego), Craig Titley (writer and producer Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) discuss the fine balance between storytelling, imagination, and realistic science.

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 8

1:30pm

First Second Tenth Anniversary Celebration
First Second editorial director Mark Siegel celebrates the tenth anniversary of this award-winning, bestselling publisher in conversation with Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl), Eva Volin (Alameda Public Library), Karen Green (Columbia University), and Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Mysterious Galaxy). They'll explore the success and explosion of graphic novels in the past decade from the perspective of authors, librarians, academics, and retailers. Moderated by Graeme McMillan (Wired).

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 4

1:30pm

Nerd Trivia Challenge: Author Edition
Nerd Trivia Challenge is a one-hour ame show featuring three teams of today's biggest authors competing for the chance to be the champions of nerdy knowledge. Authors Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller Chronicle), Pierce Brown (Red Rising), Romina Russell (Zodiac), Chuck Wendig (Invasive), Sam Sykes (The City Stained Red), Cecil Castellucci (Star Wars: Moving Target), V. E. Schwab (A Gathering of Shadows), Camilla D'Errico (Pop Manga, Pop Painting, Pop Manga Coloring Book), and Duane Swierczynski (Revolver) test their knowledge of everything from Marvel Universe characters to Harry Potter. Moderated by Brandon T. Snider (What Would Captain Kirk Do?).

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

1:30pm

Star Trek: 50th Year Celebration with Roddenberry Entertainment
Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry (executive producer, 2017 Star Trek TV series, son of Gene Roddenberry) and Trevor Roth (executive producer, 2017 Star Trek TV series) will be showing a special 5-minute Star Trek celebration video, releasing some exclusive material from the Roddenberry Vault, and partaking in a Q&A session moderated by Tory Mell (producer, convention director at Roddenberry Entertainment).

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 24ABC

1:45pm

USA Network's FALLING WATER: World Premiere Screening
Be the first to see USA Network's highly anticipated new drama series Falling Water, presented by creators Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead) and Blake Masters (Brotherhood). Ever wonder what would happen if someone could control our dreams? This mind-bending new thriller, starring David Ajala, Will Yun Lee, and Lizzie Brochere, explores this question through the lives of three unrelated people who slowly realize they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream-a dream that just might hold the key to the fate of humanity.

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 6A

2:00pm

Comic Book Women: Understanding Coloring and Lettering in Comics
Learn what colorists and letterers do and why they're so important, and walk away with some tips and tricks from pros Kelly Fitzpatrick (Bitch Planet, Neverboy), Maria Victoria Robado (Jem & the Holograms), Christy Sawyer (Dark Horse, Zenescope), Lea Hernandez (Teen Titans Go!, My Little Pony). Moderated by Amy Chu (writer, Poison Ivy, publisher, Alpha Girl Comics).

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 28DE

2:00pm

Comics and Animation Story Boards
Lissa Treiman (Giant Day, Zootopia, Big Hero 6, Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled), Natalie Nourigat (Deadpool #250, A Boy & A Girl), Bob Scott (Molly and the Bear, Peanuts, U.S. Acres, Incredibles, Monsters, Inc.), Jeff Ranjo (Where Is Dead Zero?, Poop Jelly, Dark Horse Presents, Moana), Brian Kesinger (Groot, Otto and Victoria, Lil Kylo, Moana, Zootopia), and Manu Arenas (Yaxin the Faun, Moana, Zootopia, The Gruffalo) discuss comics and animation: two visual storytelling artforms that bring the passion and storytelling skills from one medium to the other and attract the same type of creator. Join Walt Disney Animation Studios artists who have made the journey from comics to animation and animation to comics as they share their stories and learn about the crossover skill-sets that have allowed them to dip their hands into both rich, vibrant mediums.

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 25ABC

2:00pm

DC: One-On-One with Paul Dini
The superstar bestselling writer and co-creator of Harley Quinn returns to San Diego for an all-access and in-depth discussion. From his early days on the Batman Animated TV show to heart-wrenching Dark Night: A True Batman Story to all things in between, be here for this exclusive panel that will give you insight to one of the genre's most influential people.

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 6DE

2:00pm

Digital Color for Comics
Nearly every print and digital comic is in full color, but do you know how your favorite comic books are colored? Learn about the creative art of comic book coloring as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (Harley Quinn & Her Gang of Harleys) and Kristy Miller (Scooby Apocalypse) demonstrate the step-by-step transformation of a comic book page from black and white to full color. Learn the basics of flatting, rendering, color holds and special effects, along with top digital coloring tips. A Q&A session is included.

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 30CDE

2:00pm

Foam Costume/Cosplay Fabrication
Mike Schiffbauer of Dragonfyre Designs, along with Sean Shaw of Shawshank Props, and Malaki Keller of Quantum Creation FX share the exciting secrets of creating your own amazing cosplay props and costumes from foam and other similar media. Make sure you get a front row seat to an hour filled with tips, tricks and a generous Q&A session that will attempt to answer the costume and prop questions you want to have answered. Be sure to stay to the end for the giveaway featuring two amazing ready-to-wear costume helmets!

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

2:00pm

Graphic Novel Collection Development
Not sure how to create or expand your graphic novel collection? No problem! This panel will give you resources on how to evaluate comics for your collections, suggestions for how to increase the diversity of your collection, ideas on how to expand into multiple categories, tips for weeding your collection, and the confidence to navigate the many types of comics that are out there!

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

IDW and Hasbro: The Revolution is Now
This fall, Transformers, G.I. JOE, ROM, Micronauts, and M.A.S.K. are drawn together and nothing at IDW will ever be the same! Take a stand with universe-builders Cullen Bunn, Christos Gage, Mairghread Scott, Brandon Easton, Chris Ryall, John Barber, Aubrey Sitterson, David Hedgecock, and Hasbro's Michael Kelly. Get a free Revolution preview comic, just for showing up!

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 9

2:00pm

Image Comics: Creating the Zeitgeist
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 09:48AM
Comics are more popular than ever, and it's all thanks to creators who are bringing their passions, interests, and original ideas to the medium. Chynna Clugston Flores (Blue Monday), Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine), Marjorie Liu (Monstress), and a few more surprise guests are making comics cooler, story by story.

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 23ABC

2:00pm

Meet Comic-Con HQ
Comic-Con HQ is the new streaming video-on-demand destination for the Comic-Con community. Enjoy live-streamed original programming and unbeatable access to SDCC panels, sneak previews, and special features during Comic-Con. Then continue the Comic-Con experience all year round with live events, original series, and daily entertainment news, plus hundreds of handpicked movies and TV shows from your favorite genres. Come meet the family and learn more about what you can expect from Comic-Con HQ, such as Con Man, Kings of Con, Pop Culture Quest, Her Universe Fashion Show, Impossible Science, Film HQ, Mostly Harmless, and What's News?! Surprise guests and sneak peeks abound!

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

2:00pm

State of the Holodeck
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 21, 07:28AM
It's been only a year since these speakers surveyed the VR landscape in their Building the Holodeck panel, but it seems like a lifetime in terms of what virtual and augmented reality are offering consumers, scientists, and media today. In this update, panelists Tony Christopher (CEO & president Landmark Entertainment Group), Mary Jesse (Chief Strategy Officer, VRStudios), Julian Reyes (VR producer, Fusion Media Network), Chanel Summers (Co-Founder at Syndicate 17/Lecturer at USC), Kevin T. Custer (Head of Advanced Media at GoPro), Mark Murphy (Partner/Creative Director, Neil deGrasse Tyson Presents Space Odyssey), and Michael Licht (Creative Director and Co-founder, Emblematic Group) will discuss how they create immersive environments ranging from zombie-infested castles and martian landscapes, to Syrian refugee camps.

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 32AB

2:00pm

The 2000 AD Thrill-Power Hour
The galaxy's greatest comic celebrates its 2,000th issue and the impending 40th anniversary with a special panel. Superstar artists Jock and Lee Garbett, plus Judge Dredd writer Rob Williams, are on hand for an hour of 2000 AD announcements, chat, and laughs!

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 29AB

2:00pm

Thunderbirds Are Go
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 11:47AM
5… 4… 3… 2… 1… Thunderbirds Are Go! Amazon brings you an exciting first look at season 2 of Thunderbirds Are Go, a reinvention of the 1960s Gerry Anderson classic series. Join executive producer Giles Ridge, head writer Rob Hoegee, and members of the cast for an interactive Q&A session and glimpse into the action and cutting-edge technology from season 2. Plus, experience the extensive craftsmanship of a live-action model set and hear from a Weta Workshop team member on what it was like to create the distinctive world of Thunderbirds Are Go while also paying tribute to the legacy of the original series. Additional panelists include cast members David Menkin, Rasmus Hardiker, Andres Williams and from the Weta Workshop, Ben Milsom and co-founder Richard Taylor.

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 7AB

2:00pm

Transformers Animation: Then and Now
Celebrate the legacy of the Transformers characters and stories that have led you to Robots in Disguise.

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 5AB

2:00pm

Two Packs A Week: The Trading Card Comedy Show
It's a special live episode of the hilarious Two Packs a Week podcast, which Geek & Sundry calls "like heaven on earth." Comedians open packs of bizarre retro trading cards and make fun of what's inside. Host Geoffrey Golden (The Devastator) and his guests Mike Levine (The Onion), Joan Ford (Funny or Die), Erika Ishii (Twitch), and Roger Barr (I-Mockery) open a few fan-favorite packs: Rad Dudes, Dinosaurs Attack, and Skeleton Warriors! As they discover what's in the packs, they'll discuss forgotten pop culture, geeky childhood memories, and the human condition. (Or, y'know, Garbage Pail Kids.) A show this funny is ultra rare.

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

PANEL: The Unsung Stuntmen and Women of the Movies
The stuntmen and women from your favorite TV shows and movies discuss and answer your questions about the stunt industry. Featuring Jessie Graff (Supergirl, American Ninja Warrior), Esteban Cueto (Iron Man 2, Jungle Book), Tiger Rudge (Star Wars Episode 8), Patrick Stenberg (Jurassic World), and Brian Danner (Sword Fights Inc). Moderated by Eric Cajiuat (The Hit Girl).

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

2:15pm

Feral Audio Live with Dan Harmon and his Podcast Pals
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 11:36AM
From Starburns Industries (Animals,Anomalisa, Rick and Morty), comes a Hall H live podcast recording of unparalleled precedent! Podcast pioneer Dan Harmon (Harmontown, Community) brings to the stage some of his best known pals from the fiercely independent Feral Audio network, including Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher (Put Your Hands Together, Take My Wife), Johnny Pemberton (Twisting the Wind, Neighbors 2), Steve Agee (Uhhh..., Adventure Time), My Favorite Murder hosts Georgia Hardstark (Slumber Party) and Karen Kilgariff (Mr. Show), Alie Ward (Slumber Party, Cooking Channel), Doughboys Mike Mitchell (The Birthday Boys) and Nick Wiger (Comedy Bang! Bang!), Jeff B. Davis (Harmontown, Whose Line Is It Anyway?), the smooth men of Beyond Yacht Rock, and more, including a special appearance live via phone by Chelsea Peretti (Call Chelsea Peretti, Brooklyn Nine-Nine). Feral Audio's General Manager/Creative Director Shawn Kittelsen will moderate the proceedings. Podcast fans, come make Con history with us!

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Hall H

2:15pm

Gears of War 4: Creators, Characters and Cast
Co-creator Rod Fergusson, the cast, and guest panelists present a behind-the-scenes look at Gears of War 4, exploring the characters, and storytelling for the new saga in the acclaimed Gears franchise. They will also have some special announcements and surprises. Moderated by Xbox's Major Nelson.

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 6BCF

2:30pm

Comics Arts Conference #4: Latin American Comic Arts: Dialogues and Perspectives from Chilean Artists and Critics
In a series of concise presentations, Chilean comics writers, artists, publishers, and critics will provide insight into one of South America's most effervescent arts, discussing current comics production and how it intersects with topics of race, gender, national (alternative) history, and the international world of comics. Gonzalo Martinez (Road Story), Francisco Ortega (Mocha Dick), Gabriel Rodriguez (Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland), Miguel Angel Ferrada (Arcano IV), Bernadita Labourdette (Varua Rapa Nui), Maria Jose Barros (Corazon de Obsidiana), Carlos Reyes (Los años de Allende), and Rodrigo Elgueta (Los años de Allende) will present multidisciplinary approaches to current comic production in Chile, questioning recurring themes at visual and narrative levels, as well as providing insight into the local Chilean publishing industry and issues relating to artistic styles and the place of female comic creators within the current market. This panel will be presented in Spanish. Handouts will be provided with English translations of each presentation. The Q&A session will be interpreted as needed by panel moderators Sam Cannon (The University of Texas at Austin) and James Staig (The University of Texas at Austin).

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 26AB

2:30pm

comiXology Ask Me Anything
ComiXology, Amazon's premier digital comic shopping and reading platform, spills the beans on everything you wanted to know about digital comics, publishing, and more! Want to know about comiXology Unlimited, the new monthly subscription service? Come to this panel. Want to know more about how to get your comic up on comiXology Submit? This is your panel. Featuring comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger, comiXology communications guru Chip Mosher, and the comiXologist podcast crew Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski.

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 8

2:30pm

Star Trek: Where Lawyers Boldly Go
California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, former judge Paul Grewal (now vice president and general counsel of litigation for Facebook) and attorneys Neel Chatterjee (lead trial counsel for Facebook in the lawsuit depicted in the film The Social Network), Joshua Gilliland (The Legal Geeks), Jessica Mederson (The Legal Geeks), Christine Peek, and Megan Hitchcock will boldly go across the top legal issues in Star Trek. This panel will focus on specific episodes from all of the Star Trek series that highlight the best legal issues, from positively showing women in the practice of law to civil rights, trial advocacy, and due process.

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 24ABC

2:30pm

Warhammer 40,000 Panel
This is the world-exclusive first look at Titan's much hyped new Warhammer 40,000 comic book series, based in the staggeringly popular dark science fiction universe from Games Workshop. Join Warhammer 40,000 writer George Mann (Dark Souls, Doctor Who), and editor Andrew James for a jam-packed panel spotlighting the hotly anticipated comic launch in October. Be the first to see exclusive art by Tazio Bettin and Enrica Angiolini from the comic and upcoming plans for the series. Each attendee will receive an exclusive gift!

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 4

2:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Traditional Sculpting with the Shiflett Brothers
The Shiflett Brothers demonstrate their process of traditional sculpting for the collectibles industry, discussing tips, tricks, and industry secrets.

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 2

3:00pm

1986: There Can Be Only One
It was "a bad call, Ripley, a bad call," as Mark A. Altman's Algonquin Geek Table twists and shouts to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the glorious moviegoing nirvana of 1986. This panel of professional geeksperts will look back at such now classic films as Aliens, Highlander, Top Gun, Blue Velvet, Manhunter, Stand By Me, Ferris Bueller's Day's Off, Back to School, Big Trouble in Little China, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, The Fly, Short Circuit, Labyrinth, 9½ Weeks-and how could we forget (as much as we'd like to) Howard the Duck and Cobra? Starring Ashley E. Miller (writer, Big Trouble in Little China remake), Jose Molina (Firefly, Agent Carter), Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars), Glen C. Oliver (Ain't It Cool News), Robert Meyer Burnett (Agent Cody Banks, ST: TNG Blu-rays), and Charles de Lauzirika (Crave, The Alien Anthology). Moderated by Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood). There be whales here! Presented by the all-new Geek Magazine.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 5AB

3:00pm

Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security in the Entertainment Industry
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 11, 01:20PM
Phil Strub (DoD Entertainment Media director), Dave Evans (DoD Unscripted director), Lt. Col. Glen Roberts (U.S. Air Force Entertainment Liaison director), Lt. Col. Tim Hyde (U.S. Army Public Affairs-West deputy director), Cmdr. John Pruitt (U.S. Coast Guard MOPIC director), and Capt. Russell Coons (U.S. Navy Info-West director) discuss the requirements to procure DoD and DHS support in the entertainment realm and what assets and services can be provided. A Q&A session will be moderated by Decker Watson (executive producer, Deadliest Catch).

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 29AB

3:00pm

Destination: Nerd
Anastasia Washington (Anastationtv, Legion of Leia), CuriousJoi (CuriousJoi, Icon), Brittany Heyden (TenaciousBee Designs), Jasmine Rubero (TheBeheaded), Marlon (Nerd Coolture), Jennifer Kretchmer (producer, actress), Michelle I am Chubby Bunny Bradley (Geek and Sundry, Otaku Movie Anatomy), and Katie Elhoffer (Elhoffer Design) discuss traveling in Nerd style! Moderated by Emily Kelley (GameScribes).

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

3:00pm

Dreamworks' Voltron: Legendary Defender
Form Voltron! Executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, and head writer Tim Hedrick dive deep into the epic first season of the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Voltron: Legendary Defender. They'll come ready to answer all your burning questions with an extended fan Q&A and even offer a sneak peek of what's next for the Paladins of Voltron. All panel attendees will receive an exclusive limited-edition Voltron lithograph.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB

3:00pm

Early History of Comic Book Films
Film buffs and storyboard artists Gabriel Hardman (Dark Knight Rises, Spider-Man 3) Trevor Goring (Watchmen, Thor: The Dark World), and voice actor Susan Eisenberg (Wonder Woman, Justice League Unlimited) discuss the comic strip and comic book inspired films from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Featuring early silent films, parodies of the 1950s comic book juvenile delinquency debates, and more. Moderated by podcaster and pop culture historian John Siuntres (Word Balloon Podcast).

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

3:00pm

Fantasy Mixology: The Perfect Literary Cocktail
While the average happy hour involves a bit of gin, rum, or vodka, these authors mix things up with witches, demons, giants, ghosts, Celtic gods, and other magical beings. Top-shelf authors Paul Cornell (Witches of Lychford), Kevin Hearne (The Iron Druid Chronicles), Richard Kadrey (Perdition Score), Paul Krueger (Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge), Drew Magary (The Hike), and Mary Robinette Kowal (Ghost Talkers and The Glamourist series) discuss the ingredients that go into making your favorite fantasy cocktails. Moderated by Petra Mayer from NPR.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

3:00pm

H.P. Lovecraft & Steam Engines of Oz: Arcana's Animation Slate
Arcana's animation slate continues! Howard Lovecraft & The Frozen Kingdom is being released fall 2016 and features the voices of Ron Perlman, Jane Curtin, and Christopher Plummer, with Steam Engines of Oz currently in production. Get a behind-the-scenes look at this grassroots animation slate that is breaking down barriers into independent filmmaking. They want to hear from you in this very interactive panel. DVDs, comics, plush toys, and shirts will be given away; never-before-seen animated footage and special guests will be on hand. Get your Cthulhu plush toy simply by asking questions and participating. You'll have a R'lyeh good time!

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 23ABC

3:00pm

Making the Leap to Creator Owned Properties: Tales from the IP Jungle
Moderator John Fleskes (Flesk publications) leads a rousing discussion with Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows, World of Payne, Savage Wolverine), Terry Dodson (Princess Leia, Red One, Uncanny X-Men), Wendy and Richard Pini (Elfquest), and Mark Schultz (Storms at Sea, Xenozoic) about the differences between working for major publishers and shepherding through their personal projects. The pros, the cons, the triumphs, the tears! Plus, panelists share the latest news of upcoming projects.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 28DE

3:00pm

NBC's The Good Place: World Premiere Screening and Q&A with Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, Michael Schur and Drew Goddard
From executive producer Michael Schur and director Drew Goddard comes a smart, unique new comedy that follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), an ordinary woman who, through an extraordinary string of events, enters the afterlife where she comes to realize that she hasn't been a very good person. With the help of her wise newfound afterlife mentor (Ted Danson) she's determined to shed her old way of living and discover the awesome (or at least the pretty good) person within.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

3:00pm

Snoopy for President: Politics in Peanuts
Explore the world of politics through Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts comic strip. Hear about Charlie Brown, Linus, and Pigpen's humorous and endearing presidential campaigns and Snoopy's short-lived term as Head Beagle. Discover why "happiness is the best policy" through Hallmark's 1968 "Snoopy for President" sales campaign and how Schulz utilized his Peanuts characters to support numerous presidential initiatives.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 32AB

3:00pm

The Art Heroines
Learn from this group of veteran female artists working in film/live action, TV, animation, commercials, and toy industries. There will be new announcements of current projects and how you can get involved. They will bring an exclusive look into their work, including displayed props, puppets, and works in progress, and discuss how to maintain a successful career while staying creatively fulfilled. Danelle Vierkant (designer/builder, The Revenant, Comedy Bang Bang), Ivonne Escoto (designer/builder,Tron Legacy, Alien vs Predator, The Creature Shop Challenge), Denise "Dee" Chavez (background designer, Nickelodeon's Sanjay and Craig), Melissa Doss Diwa (designer/builder, The Creature Shop Challenge), Kristin Donner (painter/illustrator, Nickelodeon's The Fairly Odd Parents), and moderator Christine Papalexis (fabricator, Team America: World Police, Alien Resurrection), with special panelist Tracy Black (curator, Unlocking Wonderland and The White Rabbit Project).

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 25ABC

3:00pm

TNT's The Last Ship: Panel and Exclusive Sneak Peek
The Last Ship is back for its thrilling third season and it's time to re-enlist! This season finds Captain Chandler and the crew of the Nathan James shifting their attention to Asia after hearing rumblings that the Chinese leader has been hoarding the "Scott cure" from the infected people in the region, and the consequences for the world are dire. Cast members Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin, and Bridget Regan and showrunner Steven Kane present an exclusive sneak preview of what's yet to come this season.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 6A

3:00pm

We Need Diverse Comics
Authors Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), Ben Hatke (Mighty Jack), Nilah Magruder (M.F.K.), Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts), and Ron Wimberly (Prince of Cats) discuss the current state of diversity in the comics industry, what's changed over the past decade, and what changes still need to happen. Moderated by Petra Mayer (NPR).

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 9

3:00pm

Writing 101: What to Think About Before You Start Writing
You have a really cool idea for a new comic or story, but you don't know how to begin plotting it out. Award-winning writer Marv Wolfman (Crisis on Infinite Earths, New Teen Titans, Blade, Black Cat and hundreds more) brings his famed writing seminar to Comic-Con 2016. He will talk about how to create characters, how to put together a story, and most everything you should think about even before you start typing.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 30CDE

3:00pm

How to Host a Library Comic Con!
Many libraries are creating their own comic conventions and festivals. This panel will provide you with all the tools you need to do the same! Panelists will discuss organization, partnerships, budgets, programming, and how to bring comic creators into your library.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

3:15pm

DC Rebirth: Young Gotham/ Young Metropolis
Youth is served well as DC Comics' brightest heroes are the focus on this panel. Join the talented DC Rebirth creators of Batgirl (Rafael Albuquerque and Hope Larson), Batman Beyond (Bernard Chang and Dan Jurgens), Supergirl (Steve Orlando), Super-Sons (Jorge Jimenez), and Teen Titans (Jonboy Meyers) as a new generation of DC Comics heroes step into the spotlight.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 6DE

3:15pm

The Strain: Screening and Q&A
The munchers are back! The Strain, FX's action-packed vampire thriller based on the bestselling books from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, returns August 28. Get an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming third season, plus the debut of a Comic-Con exclusive original video that's sure to go viral. Showrunner/executive producer/director/writer Carlton Cuse, co-creator/executive producer/writer Chuck Hogan, and stars Kevin Durand (Vasiliy Fet), Ruta Gedmintas (Dutch Velders), Richard Sammel (Thomas Eichhorst), and Miguel Gomez (Augustin "Gus" Elizalde) discuss the challenges of bringing this chilling world to life.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom 20

3:30pm

Make Your Own Story
Kids! Join authors Jeffrey Brown (Lucy and Andy Neanderthal), John Patrick Green (Hippopotamister), Eddie Pittman (Red's Planet), and Judd Winick (Hilo) in an interactive storytelling hour, where you tell the story, and these authors draw it. Bring your most creative storytelling hats! Moderated by Jennifer L. Holm (Sunny Side Up).

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 24ABC

3:30pm

The Eisner Effect on American Publishing
Throughout Will Eisner's life he was always thinking about the bigger picture of publishing, comics, and literature. Today his legacy continues through the efforts of editors at traditional houses, distribution companies, the American Library Association, and the Eisner Awards. Members of this panel will discuss the current and future environment of comics and graphic novels in the North American book market. Moderated by John Shableski (VP of sales UDON Entertainment and special projects, manager Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation). Panelists include Judy Hansen (literary agent), Jim Killen (buyer, Barnes & Noble), Charles Kochman (editor, Abrams ComicArts), and Caitlyn Zaksheske (high school librarian, 2015 ALA Eisner Grant winner).

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 26AB

3:30pm

The Mark, Sergio, Stan and Tom Show
This used to be the annual "Sergio and Mark Show" but the name has changed to note that the adventures of Groo the Wanderer are brought to you not just by the award-winning team of Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier, but also by Stan Sakai (the creator of Usagi Yojimbo) and the hardest-working man in comics, Tom Luth. They'll be discussing the new Groo miniseries, the first issue of which is debuting even as you read this, and many upcoming projects. Some feature their silly barbarian, some don't. But it's always a treat to hear these brilliant guys, especially the tall one who wrote this panel description.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 8

3:30pm

Under the Radar
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 19, 07:03PM
An in-depth look at the best in genre fare from the festival circuit and beyond, moderated by Fandango's Erik Davis and featuring the Los Angeles Times' Marc Bernardin, MTV's Amy Nicholson and The Daily Beast's Jen Yamato. Special guest panelists include Doug Benson and the team behind SXSW teen fanfic hit Slash, including director Clay Liford and star Michael Johnston (Teen Wolf), director Ti West with a look at his new film In A Valley of Violence, starring Ethan Hawke and John Travolta, TIFF hit The Mind's Eye with director Joe Begos, and hot off their successful Kickstarter campaign for the film adaptation of author Chuck Palahniuk's (Fight Club) award-winning novel, Lullaby, director Andy Mingo and producer Josh Leake will be bringing a sneak peek behind-the-scenes of this independent film that represents Palahniuk's very personal vision. Plus win free movie tickets from Fandango, as well as the chance to attend Comic-Con screenings of two of the panel's highly recommended and critically acclaimed horror films opening later this year.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hall H

3:30pm

Warcraft: The Road to Legion
A team of Blizzard Entertainment's veteran designers, writers, and artists talk about World of Warcraft: Legion, and the exciting content that will be leading up to its launch. The panelists include Alex Afrasiabi (creative director, World of Warcraft), Chris Robinson (senior art director, World of Warcraft), Matt Samia (senior creative director of brand marketing), and James Waugh (director of story & creative development). The panelists will also take part in a Q&A session, where you can ask all your burning questions about the Burning Legion.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 6BCF

3:30pm

What Was Old is New Again: IDW's New Formats for Classic Comics
President of IDW Publishing Greg Goldstein brings together the stalwarts (or culprits) of the boom in archival publishing for details and announcements about the latest classic comic book collections! Joining Greg will be renowned comic book historian and editor Craig Yoe, IDW senior books editor Justin Eisinger, and IDW Artist Edition editor Scott Dunbier and one or two amazing surprise guests . IDW is home to some of the most beloved (and award-winning) collections in comics history, with more on the way. Free book for every attendee, plus other giveaways and prizes.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 4

3:50pm

Thursday Playback Room Block #3
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 09:57AM
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Feral Audio Live with Dan Harmon and his Podcast Pals, and The Strain: Panel and Q&A. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:50pm - 6:00pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina

4:00pm

Be A Financial Superhero Even If You Aren't Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne
Do you dream about quitting your day job to pursue your passion of being an artist, writer, or professional in the industry? Are you already in the business and need help with figuring out how to budget between paid contracts, deal with taxes, get credit, or determine the best way to raise and save cash for future projects? Join Karen Martin (Force4Creatives, Art FORM), Sean Nisil (Sigdestad Financial), and Eric O'Connor (Land Home Financial Services) for a panel on superhero financial planning and best practices for artists, writers, industry professionals, and all others interested. The discussion will follow with a Q&A of industry guests including Chris Neuhahn (Dreamworks Animation, McSteed TV), Alonso Nunez (Little Fish Comic Book Studio), and Erin Pennell (Rare Hare Studio, Art FORM), who will talk about financial challenges and successes in their fields.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

4:00pm

Crockett Johnson's Barnaby: What Makes a Great Comic Strip
Before Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, and Pogo, there was Barnaby. Crockett Johnson's classic strip combined fantasy and satire, a child's feeling of wonder and an adult's wariness, with highly literate jokes and a keen eye for the ridiculous. Johnson's biographer Philip Nel is joined by Eric Reynolds, co-editor of Fantagraphics's Barnaby series, cartoonist Jeff Smith (Bone), and moderator Thomas Spurgeon (The Comics Reporter). They'll talk about why the strip remains so influential and its place in the history of great American comics.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 29AB

4:00pm

Essential Deserted Island Comics
So you're stranded on a deserted island. But good news: you can pick your favorite comics to get stuck with for the rest of your life! What essential comics will you be reading and rereading? You might know your own picks, but find out what some of comic's most exciting creators and tastemakers like Chris Roberson (co-creator, iZombie, writer,Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953), Jamal Igle (Molly Danger, Supergirl), Frank J. Barbiere (Avengers World, The Revisionist), and Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly, Manga Comics Manga) picked as their absolute top favorite deserted island comics they can't live without! Moderated by the comiXologist podcast crew Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski. This is a party game discussion no comics (or deserted island) fan can miss!

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 28DE

4:00pm

Geek's More Greatest Movies & TV Never Made: The Threequel
In the panel that wowed Comic-Con last year, take another look back at some of the greatest genre projects that never made it to the silver and small screens, ranging fromStar Trek: The Academy Years and The Beginning, two Trek prequels that were never produced to E.T. 2, David Lynch'sRonnie Rocket to James Cameron's Spider-Man, Buckaroo Banzai Vs. The World Crime League, Wolfgang Peterson's Batman Vs. Superman, and many more. The discussion will include filmmakers Ashley E. Miller (writer, Thor, X-Men: First Class), Charles de Lauzirika (Blade Runner Blu-ray, Twin Peaks Blu-ray), Steve Melching (writer, The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Rebels), Thomas P. Vitale (movie and TV producer and former Syfy executive), Mark A. Altman (The Fifty Year Mission, The Librarians), David E. Williams (Geek magazine), Luke Ryan (Chaotic Good), and moderator Glen C. Oliver (Ain't It Cool News).

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 23ABC

4:00pm

Marvel: Death of X
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 20, 08:28AM
One of the biggest questions coming out of the 8-month gap between Secret Wars and All-New All-Different Marvel has been, “What the heck happened between the X-Men and the Inhumans?” Join us for an exclusive look at new series DEATH OF X, plus the latest on all X-Men and Inhumans titles with Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, Marvel Talent Scout Rickey Purdin, as well as Cullen Bunn (Uncanny X-Men), Scott Koblish (Deadpool), and Tom Taylor (All-New Wolverine)!

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 5AB

4:00pm

Retellings & Remixes
From Cinderella to the Queen of Hearts, these authors know that "happily ever after" isn't always the end of the story. Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles, Heartless), Renee Ahdieh (The Rose and the Dagger), Colleen Houck (Recreated), Anna Todd (Imagines), Jodi Meadows (My Lady Jane), and Colleen Oakes (Queen of Hearts) dish about how they put a fresh twist on the classic tales we love. Moderated by Sam Maggs (Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy, Wonder Women).

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 32AB

4:00pm

Silicon Valley Panel and Q&A
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 15, 09:59AM
HBO's Silicon Valley, the Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated series, takes a comic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. Silicon Valley concluded its third season in June and will begin production on season 4 later this year. The panel will include co-creator and executive producer Mike Judge, executive producer Alec Berg, and cast members Thomas Middleditch (Richard Hendricks), Zach Woods (Jared Dunn), Kumail Nanjiani (Dinesh Chugtai), and Amanda Crew (Monica Hall). Moderated by Dan Snierson (Entertainment Weekly).

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

4:00pm

Spotlight on Jason Aaron
Comic-Con special guest and Eisner Award-nominated comics writer Jason Aaron (Star Wars, the Mighty Thor, Southern Bastards, Scalped) sits down for an open, unfiltered discussion of his work, the craft of writing and pretty much anything else you feel like asking about.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 25ABC

4:00pm

The Forgotten Trio: Inkers, Letterers, and Colorists
Many people often think of the artist and the writer as the masterminds who bring us our weekly comics. However, much credit should go to the colorists, inkers and letterers who put in hours of work to bring us what we love. A lively discussion with Dave Lanphear (veteran DC and Marvel letterer), Joshua Reed (letterer for Aspen'sSoulfire and Fathom), Beth Sotelo (colorist for IDW, DC Comics, Aspen), Matt "Batt" Banning (DC Rebirth: Batman, Superman/Wonder Woman), and Jessica Tseang (comic book historian) about how the comic book industry can change, the importance of their work, a brief look into their daily lives, and how to break into the career. There will a Q&A for budding colorists, inkers, and letterers.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9

4:00pm

Top 10 Tips to Up Your Comics Art Game
You're a comics artist or you want to be. So how do you stand above the rest? In Andy Schmidt's 14-year career in comics as an editor (Marvel, IDW, Image titles) and a comics art educator at Comics Experience, he's seen every kind of artist you can imagine. Reilly Brown (Deadpool), comics artist and comics art instructor, has seen even more! From thousands of pages and pinups they have created a top 10 list of things that the strongest artists do to stand above the crowd. Todd Nauck will also be joining. They'll give you all 10 in this jaw-dropping panel.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 30CDE

4:00pm

VIZ Media
Come party with VIZ Media! And by party, we mean sit in a chair and listen to thrilling tales of upcoming releases and other Earth-shattering announcements from North America's largest distributor of manga and anime! VIZ Media has brought you thousands of your favorite titles, including huge hits like Naruto, Death Note, Sailor Moon, Ranma 1⁄2, Tokyo Ghoul, One-Punch Man and more! Warning: panel may include trivia, prizes, yelling, and probably some clapping.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 7AB

4:00pm

[CANCELLED] CBLDF Podcast Live: Banned Authors Speak Out
CANCELLED: Thu, Jul 21, 01:24PM
We regret to announce that this program has been cancelled.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

4:00pm

Comic-Con How-To: Painting in Acrylic
A demonstration of painting techniques in acrylic paint, with an emphasis on storytelling.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 2

4:15pm

The Man in the High Castle
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 11:51AM
Amazon's most-streamed original series, The Man in the High Castle, returns to Comic-Con! Based on Philip K. Dick's Hugo Award-winning novel, the show depicts a haunting and unsettling reality that could have been if the Allied Powers had lost World War II and explores that world almost 20 years after that loss. Join executive producer Isa Dick Hackett, daughter of the late Philip K. Dick, executives David Zucker and Dan Percival, along with members of the cast DJ Qualls, Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Rupert Evans, Bella Heathcote and Rufus Sewell to learn how starkly similar this world is to today and what's to come in season 2.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 6A

4:30pm

Cartoon Creatives: Women Power in Animation
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 08, 12:05PM
While Women in Animation's initiative strives to have a 50/50 workforce in the animation world by 2025, there are women leading the charge right now, creating, innovating, and guiding cartoons into a future filled with talent that goes beyond gender, and their fans are loving every minute of it. Scheduled to appear are Lauren Faust (creator, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic), Brooke Keesling (director of animation talent development at Disney TV Animation), Lauren Montgomery (co-executive producer, Voltron: Legendary Defender), Stevie Wermers-Skelton (co-director, the upcoming Frozen Holiday Special), Gina Shay (producer, the upcoming Trolls), Katie Krentz (senior director of development: Cartoon Network, Steven Universe), Daron Nefcy (creator/executive producer, Star vs. the Forces of Evil) and Marge Dean (co-president, Women in Animation), talking about their experiences and upcoming projects. Moderated by Leslie Combemale of Animation Scoop.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 24ABC

4:30pm

Christopher J. Priest: Adventures in the Funnybook Game
Q&A session with veteran writer and editor Christopher J. Priest (Black Panther, Quantum & Woody, Deathstroke) covering his 38 years in the comics industry.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 4

4:30pm

MTV Teen Wolf
Executive producer Jeff Davis and the cast of Teen Wolf return to Comic-Con for the seventh consecutive year. The pack from MTV's hit series will dish on the upcoming season, answer fan questions, and share the first sneak peek of season 6.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ballroom 20

4:30pm

Skybound's The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead franchise, Outcast), longtime artist of The Walking Dead Charlie Adlard, and Skybound Entertainment editorial director Sean Mackiewicz discuss all thingsThe Walking Dead and what's to come for the comics series as it approaches its 160th issue. This panel will be moderated by Jason Mantzoukas (The League, Brooklyn Nine-Nine).

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 6DE

4:30pm

The Enduring Allure of Grimm's Fairy Tales: Live Reading and Discussion
Award-winning narrators Kirby Heyborne, Jayne Entwistle, and Scott Brick present a live performance from Listening Library's full-cast audio collection Grimm's Fairy Tales, followed by a discussion moderated by Dan Zitt (VP, content production, Penguin Random House Audio) that will take listeners behind the scenes of the recording and exploring the enduring popularity of these classic stories.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

4:30pm

The Zone Show: Underground 3-D Comics
The late Ray Zone was known as the "King of 3-D Comic Books," creating 3-D conversions for over 300 comics, including many underground books that he published under his banner "The 3-D Zone," featuring such artists as Robt. Williams, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, and Basil Wolverton. Zone also hosted a Los Angeles cable-access TV show in the early 1980s where he interviewed many of his artist collaborators. Eric Kurland (CEO of 3-D Space) and Lawrence Kaufman (chairman of the National Stereoscopic Association) will be joined by several of Ray Zone's friends and colleagues to take a look a look at his 3-D underground work, including video interviews from The Zone Show, not seen in over 30 years and only recently discovered and digitized.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 26AB

4:30pm

Vertigo
Find out where some of your favorite titles are heading, and be the first to hear about the new series on deck for the fall from comics' most innovative imprint.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 8

4:30pm

Making Comics in the Library
Everything you need to know in order to run your own comic creation workshops! The panel will also provide tips and tricks for having comic book creators teach classes in the library, and discuss which computer programs and technology you can make available to patrons to help them make comics.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

4:45pm

USA Network's Colony Panel with the Cast and Creators
Colony fans: whose side are you on: the Collaborators or the Resistance? Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal, along with series stars, offer an exclusive inside look at the new season. When USA Network's critically acclaimed series Colony returns for season 2, mysterious intruders are still in control of a near-future Los Angeles. Will, played by Josh Holloway (Lost), has been cooperating with the Collaborators, but now that he knows his wife Katie's (Sarah Wayne Callies, The Walking Dead) secret, have they jeopardized any hope of getting their son back?

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 6BCF

5:00pm

Captain America 75th Anniversary
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 18, 03:43PM
Created by cartoonists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, Captain America has been wielding his shield, donning red, white, and blue, and fighting the good fight for 75 years. From Captain America Comics #1 to Captain America: Civil War, Steve Rogers has had a pretty decent 75 years, to say the least. Come celebrate "Cap" with Allen Bellman (artist, Captain America) all while being interviewed and questioned by former Kirby assistant, moderator Mark Evanier (author, Kirby: King of Comics).

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 9

5:00pm

Comic Book Women: Working with Licensed vs. Creator Owned Characters
What's the difference between creating original characters and playing in someone else's sandbox? Find out from these comic book pros who have worked both sides of the trenches: Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, X-Files), Sarah Gaydos (Star Trek, Batman Li'l Gotham), Mariah McCourt (True Blood, Angel), Barbara Randall Kesel (Hellboy, Sundown Crossroads), Sarah Kuhn (Barbie, Fresh Romance), Kel MacDonald (Misfits of Avalon, Buffy), and Ari Yarwood (Rick & Morty). Expect an hour of war stories and frank advice for new and established comics creators. Moderated by Casey Gilly (Comic Book Resources, Goners).

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 5AB

5:00pm

DC Master Class: Art History
Class is in session as some of the greatest artists in the industry take this panel to school with an in-depth look at their creative process! DC Entertainment is proud to spotlight these talented individuals for this exclusive, all-access look at what it's like drawing for DC Comics and Vertigo!

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 30CDE

5:00pm

Fandom Diversified: Changing Dynamics of Nerd Media
The world is entering a new renaissance in geekery. Now, more than ever, media personalities and journalists of color have a poignant and influential voice that resonates throughout nerd culture. From the Gamergate scandal to the advent of BlerdNation, both high and low points are heavily highlighted. This panel will talk to journalists and media personalities about meeting challenges head on, and how they are working to make change. They will get really real about the climate of nerddom today. Panelists includeValerie Complex (freelance writer), Jamie Broadnax (Black Girl Nerds), Rob Salkowitz (Forbes), Jen Yamato (Daily Beast), Cory Vincent (Nerdreactor), and Twitch stream gamer Amethyst Leon.

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

5:00pm

Making a Living in Manga: From Fan to Pro
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 04:50PM
It's one thing to cosplay at a con and draw fan art, but how can you turn your passion for manga, anime, and cosplay into a real career? Get the real deal on what it takes to make the leap from fan to pro from people who know what it takes to succeed, as well as the common pitfalls to avoid. Lillian Diaz-Pryzbyl (head of comics, Sparkler Monthly), Christopher Butcher (director, Toronto Comic Arts Festival), Mark DeVera (publishing sales manager, VIZ Media), Misaki C. Kido (marketing director, Kodansha Advanced Media), Mari Morimoto (translator, Naruto), Marlene First (editor, VIZ Media), Maria Victoria Robado (artist/letterer/ colorist, Jem) and possibly a surprise guest or two talk about how they turned their passion for manga, anime, and cosplay into a career and what they look for when they're hiring artists, writers, and editors. Discussion will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly, Anime News Network).

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 29AB

5:00pm

Queer History in Comics
Queer characters and narratives are finding their way into a popular growing genre of comics with historical themes and stories. However, writing about the lives of LGTBQ past can present a number of challenges for comics creators today. How do writers and artists create a complete and honest view of historical queer characters and their stories? How do we balance modern labels and values to best represent these characters, their experiences, and the periods they lived in? What tools are available for researching queer lifestyles throughout history? Join Prism Comics and moderator Josh Trujillo (Love Machines), Joseph Hawkins (director of the USC ONE Archive), and creators Kez Pagtakhan (Until the Last Dog Dies), Trina Robbins (The Complete Wimmen's Comix), and Emily Willis (Cassius) as they discuss their work, inspirations, and challenges in presenting LGBTQ history through comics.

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 28DE

5:00pm

The Nappy Hour
Comic-Con special guest Keith Knight (K Chronicles, The Knight Life) returns with his lightning-quick, oven-timer-ruled, roundtable discussion of all things nerdy concerning people of color. Panelists include award-winning nationally syndicated cartoonist, writer, and radio personality Lalo Alcaraz (Bordertown, La Cucaracha), vice president of TV development for 20th Century Fox Animation Roland Poindexter, and illustrator/graphic novelist Ashley A. Woods (Black Comix, Out of Sequence).

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 32AB

5:00pm

Van Helsing
Premiering exclusive first-look footage from Syfy's new series Van Helsing. Stars Kelly Overton (True Blood), Jonathan Scarfe (Hell on Wheels), and Christopher Heyerdahl (Twilight, True Blood) will join creator/showrunner Neil LaBute (In The Company of Men, Hell on Wheels) and executive producers Simon Barry (Continuum), Chad Oakes (Fargo, Hell on Wheels), and Mike Frislev (Fargo, Hell on Wheels) in a panel moderated by Holly Hines (Dynamic Television).

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

5:00pm

Video Game Comics: Level Up
With Dark Horse, video game franchises found a foothold in comics. With a line of video game-related comics and deluxe art books, including the bestselling World of Warcraft: Chronicle, the publisher now works with the biggest studios and brands in the business. Dark Horse editor Ian Tucker is joined by representatives from DICE, 343 Studios, Microsoft, Blizzard, and BioWare for news and announcements on all your favorite video game tie-ins!

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 23ABC

5:00pm

Women of Color in Comics: Race, Gender & the Comic Book Medium
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 15, 03:51PM
The Women in Comics Collective, aka WinC (Pronounced 'Wink'), is an international organization that highlights the merit and craftwork of women working the comic book and multimedia industries. Their membership is comprised of artists, writers, educators, filmmakers, show producers, art gallery directors, cosplayers, game developers, bloggers, and toy makers. They have an on going panel discussion series that has traveled all over the country. This latest installment will focus on female and racial representation in comics, the fandom as well as the industry! Featured panelists are Vanee Matsalia-Smith (English professor, sci-fi writer, Black Girl Nerds contributor), Leen Isabel (artist, Girls Drawin' Girls, Pole Dancing Adventures, co-publisher at Dark Productions, GeekxGirls Cosplay Collective), Jay Justice (professional cosplayer and costumer, Marvel Comics), Kimberly Jesika (publicist, journalist at Huffington Post, publisher at Dollface Entertainment, animator), Ray Felix (artist, publisher, Bronx Heroes Comic Con founder), and Vita Ayala (writer, Black Mask Studios, DC Comics). The panel will be moderated by Regine L. Sawyer (coordinator and founder of The Women in Comics Collective, owner/writer at Lockett Down Productions).

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 25ABC

5:00pm

World of Capcom
Calling all Capcom fans! Moderator Matt Dahlgren (Capcom) hosts a panel packed with Capcom team members to present the company's latest and greatest video games. Capcom has been kicking out your favorite games for over three decades, and this panel is the place for fans of all ages to check out the new games they can look forward to.

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 7AB

5:30pm

Cartoon Art Museum Family Drawing
Draw with the Cartoon Art Museum! Join this family-friendly workshop for parents and their children to learn how to draw cartoons together in this sampler of the Cartoon Art Museum's seasonal Parent + Child classes. Meet the museum's program coordinator Nina Taylor Kester and comics pro/teacher Matt Harding. Plus, take home art supplies courtesy of Sakura of America and Strathmore paper!

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 2

5:30pm

Dynamite Entertainment: The Art of the Deal
In 2004, Dynamite Entertainment exploded into the world of licensed comics with the release of fan-favorite Army of Darkness. Since that time, the little publisher that could has grown into the leading publisher that does. The company has become the industry leader in books based on film, television, video games, and more, with such diverse world-renowned brands as Atari, James Bond, Grumpy Cat, Bob's Burgers and so many more! Dynamite CEO/publisher Nick Barrucci, senior editor Joseph Rybandt, and surprise guests reveal the shape of comics to come!

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 8

5:30pm

Kotobukiya Summer Preview and Product Update
Join Kotobukiya for their first-ever panel at SDCC! Get a behind-the-scenes look at how their products are developed along with updates on your favorite brands. Q&A session and special giveaways.

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 26AB

5:30pm

Mormons in Comics
Theric Jepson (Monsters & Mormons, Redneck Eldritch) gives a history of Mormon writers and artists who have created comics over the past 100 years. Trevor Alvord (curator of contemporary Mormonism at the Harold B Lee Library, Brigham Young University) discusses how librarians/archivists can leverage comic art in their collections and shares the art he has commissioned at cons around the world by saying to artists: Draw what you think when you hear "Mormon."

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 4

5:30pm

Nerdist TV: The Boundary Pushers
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 04:42PM
Great TV takes risks, and few people do it as well as the creators of our favorite sci-fi, fantasy, and genre fare. Bryan Fuller and Michael Green (American Gods), Steven Moffat (Sherlock) and moderator Alicia Lutes (Nerdist's managing editor, co-host/creator of Fangirling) talk about how some of the small screen's greatest, most shocking, and exciting turns have paved the way for a better, more binge-worthy future

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 6A

5:30pm

The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con: To Bechdel, Or Not to Bechdel
You might be seeing more popular media starring women, but are there more that are actually about women? With so many stories failing the Bechdel Test (a test that measures whether a story has two women in it who talk about something other than a man), it leaves many wondering if pop culture is making any progress at all. Here to discuss the Bechdel test as well as diversity in media (and the lack thereof), are Action Flick Chick, Katrina Hill (100 Greatest Graphic Novels), Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy, Star Wars Psychology), Jennifer Stuller (Ink-Stained Amazons, GeekGirlCon), Patricia Tallman (Babylon 5, Quest Retreats), Jessica Tseang (Little Geek Girls, Girl on Geek), Tony B. Kim (Hero Within, Crazy4ComicCon), Ashley Bles (Henderson State University), and moderator Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia, Most Craved).

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 24ABC

5:45pm

Sausage Party Filmmaker Conversation
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 19, 09:39AM
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been the masterminds behind some of the world's most outrageous, inventive, and hilarious comedies, and now they are going into the world of animation for Sony Pictures and Annapurna Pictures' Sausage Party: the world's first R-rated CG animated comedy. The film is about a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery story. Not only will you hear all about it as Drew McWeeny (film critic) leads a conversation, you can see the movie for yourself. Following the conversation, attend the ages 21+ pre-party starting at 6PM at the Mad House Comedy Club, Horton Plaza and screening at 8PM at the UA Horton Plaza 8 Theater (attendees at the panel should check in at the theater by 7:45PM for guaranteed screening admittance).

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

5:45pm

Marvel's Luke Cage
The cast of the upcoming Netflix original series Marvel's Luke Cage make their first-ever appearance, answering questions and giving fans a look at exclusive footage from the highly anticipated series, ahead of its September 30 global debut on Netflix. Moderated by Jeph Loeb (executive producer and Marvel's Head of Television).

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Ballroom 20

5:45pm

The Core of Collecting
What makes something collectible? From scale replicas to the rising tide of tiny treasures, leading industry experts from Sideshow Collectibles, Gentle Giant, Loot Crate, Triforce, DC Collectibles, ThinkGeek, Weta Workshop Collectibles, and Dark Horse Deluxe dive into their process, reveal upcoming collectibles, and explore just how they navigate the vast sea of props, characters, vessels, and more to create the compelling collectibles we all crave. Moderated by Comic-Con HQ, this panel is a collector's paradise with special rewards for the biggest fans and an introduction from lifelong collector, Mark Hamill.

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Room 6DE

6:00pm

Being a Nerd for a Living: IGN Talks Movies, TV and Comics
Join the crew from IGN to hear how they turned their nerdy passions into careers, and then stick around for the fan Q&A. Panelists include editors Joshua Yehl (comics), Jim Vejvoda (movies), Terri Schwartz (movies/TV), Scott Collura (movies), Eric Goldman (TV), Alanah Pearce (toys & culture), and Naomi Kyle (host).

Thursday July 21, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 7AB

6:00pm

Bringing Primetime to Comic Shops: All About Comics From Television
Writers from both TV and comics discuss the challenges and triumphs of translating hit TV shows into comic books. Whether it's crucial differences in script timing or translating the legacy of fan-favorite shows to a new medium and new audience, these pros have seen it all. Featuring Joelle Sellner (Saved by the Bell), Geoff Thorne (Knight Rider), Lesley Vamos (Punky Brewster), Mairghread Scott (Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs), and Jonathan London (Miami Vice).

Thursday July 21, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 29AB

6:00pm

Bubble Comics Russia: How to Create a Comic Book Industry from Scratch
Bubble Comics is the largest publishing house in Russia. In five years it managed to grow from a small publisher to a major studio that makes original comics, games, toys and even movies! Furthermore, Bubble Comics pretty much made the modern Russian comic book industry as it is known today. But how did it become possible? Artem Gabrelyanov (CEO, founder), and Roman Kotkov (editor-in-chief) will share their experience and explain how the whole comic book industry can be created from scratch.

Thursday July 21, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 32AB

6:00pm

Chicano Comics and Public Art in San Diego
Learn about San Diego's vibrant popular arts scene in Barrio Logan, SDSU, and UCSD. Panelists will cover Chicano comics and strips, public murals, Chicano superheros, magic, and mythology. Moderated by Peruvian muralist and Chicano Park curator Mario Torrero, with panelists Lalo Alcaraz (nationally syndicated cartoonist, La Cucaracha), Border X gallery owner David BorderX, and comics illustrator Joaquin Junco. Celebrating the rich Chicano tradition of graphic story telling from newspaper to comic to public spaces.

Thursday July 21, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 25ABC

6:00pm

Funimation Industry Panel
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America's largest anime distributor, Funimation.

Thursday July 21, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 9

6:00pm

Inside the Voice Actors Studio
Bang Zoom! Entertainment brings you this one-hour panel/workshop about voice acting that covers practical dubbing techniques, important issues such as studio protocol, and what to expect at your first audition. This is a great opportunity for attendees interested in the voice-acting profession to get firsthand advice and experience from the pros in an intimate yet dynamic setting. You will learn directly from some of the best voice actors and directors in the world including voice director Tony Oliver (Hunter x Hunter, Naruto) and voice actor Brian T. Delaney (Fallout 4, The Secret Life of Pets); and also get some inside information on how to break in and what the industry is really like.

Thursday July 21, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 30CDE

6:00pm

LGBTQ Geek Year in Review
The past year has once again been filled with key moments in comics, TV, movies, animation, and games that every queer geek should know about. The panel will discuss the significance of these events to the greater LGBTQ community. Moderated by P. Kristen Enos (Prism Comics, Web of Lives), panelists include Diane Anderson-Minshall (The Advocate, Plus), Nick Adams (director, GLAAD's Transgender Media Program), Mike Ciriaco (LA Weekly, Monday Mouth-Off), Amber Garza (Geeks OUT/Flame Con, Sequential Rights), Chelsea Steiner (AfterEllen, Autostraddle), and Amelia Vaughn (Huffington Post, Riptide Publishing).

Thursday July 21, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 28DE

6:00pm

Mad About MAD
MAD, the country's #1-selling humor magazine (in a field of 1), is dumber than ever! MAD magazine editor John Ficarra and art director Sam Viviano present a ridiculous peek at what's happening at the magazine and an epically moronic Q&A that's bound to be, well, MAD! (Prizes will be awarded for most moronic questions!)

Thursday July 21, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 5AB

6:00pm

Masquerade 101
For costumers, future costumers, and those who simply enjoy watching on-stage costume shows, this overview of fan convention competitions will discuss their workings, their history, how they differ from one convention type to another, the judging process, and what it takes to win. Also included are tips on costume research, planning, fabrication methods, and stage presentations ideas for taking original and re-created designs from concept to stage-ready and have fun doing it! Panelists include Jennifer King (cosplay contest coordinator), Cheryll Del Rosario (award-winning Masquerade costumer and HCC cosplayer since 2003), Allan Lavigne (Bay Area fan costumer and superhero armor fabricator), John Ruff (San Diego Comic-Con/WonderCon Masquerade assistant coordinator), and moderator Martin Jaquish (San Diego Comic-Con/WonderCon Masquerade coordinator for the past 25 years).

Thursday July 21, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 23ABC

6:00pm

Streetpass San Diego: Gaming Communities and Changing with Time
Admins of Streetpass San Diego Adolfo Coronel, Michelle Hernandez, Ben Avecilla, Chris McAtamney, and Jahaziel Aguilera, along with moderator Ian Luckey (Kirby's Dream Band, Patient Corgi), discuss the problems and solutions to keeping gaming communities relevant, focusing on changing with and adapting to the time. Expect talks on the past, present, and even future of gaming communities. There will also be a Q&A for anyone interested in starting their own community or facing issues with expanding or maintaining their local community.

Thursday July 21, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

6:00pm

USA Network's Mr. Robot: Panel Discussion with the Cast
Hello, friend. USA's Golden Globe Award-winning series, Mr. Robot, is making its Comic-Con debut. Go behind the scenes with stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and season 2 newcomer Grace Gummer as they discuss the series' exciting second season. Mr. Robot follows Elliot, a cyber-security engineer who becomes involved in the underground hacker group fsociety, after being recruited by their mysterious leader. Season 2 explores the consequences of fsociety's 5/9 hack on multi-national company Evil Corp. as well as the illusion of control.

Thursday July 21, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 6BCF

6:00pm

PANEL: Independent Filmmaking for Low-Budget Features and Web Series
Chris Ray (managing partner of DeInstitutionalized Films), Gerald Webb (managing partner of DeInstitutionalized Films), and special guest James Cullen Bressack (writer/director/producer) share their collective wisdom on how to independently produce your indie project with a low budget.

Thursday July 21, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

6:00pm

Comedy Central's Drunk History and Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Come learn about the history of Comedy Central's Drunk History! Derek Waters (co-creator/host/director) and other panelistss will walk you through how this liquored-up narration of American history works, with the help of an ever-changing cast of intoxicated actors and comedians. Booze helps bring out the truth; it's just that sometimes the truth is a little incoherent! From humble beginnings as a digital series to three seasons on Comedy Central, with season 4 ready to premiere this fall, Derek and friends have plenty of stories to share from the making of the show. Stop by to get an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming season, a Q&A with some surprise guests and plenty more Drunk History debauchery! The party continues with a look at Comedy Central's newest animated series: Legends of Chamberlain Heights, premiering this September after South Park! The series mixes raucous comedy and social commentary, centering on three high school basketball benchwarmers: Jamal, Grover, and Milk. The three freshman friends tackle life with some wins and some losses, but failure doesn't faze them since they're legends, even if it's just in their own minds. Legends of Chamberlain Heights is executive produced by Bento Box Entertainment's Joel Kuwahara and Scott Greenberg (Bob's Burgers, Brickleberry, The Awesomes), along with showrunner Devon Shepard (Being Mary Jane, House of Lies, Weeds). The Simpsons veteran artist Brad Ableson developed the original concept with former UCLA basketball players Quinn Hawking and Josiah Johnson, who used their own legendary bench-warming experience to provide the inspiration for the main characters. Join the Legends squad for this exclusive, first-ever sneak peek of Comedy Central's next big animated hit!

Thursday July 21, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

6:10pm

Thursday Playback Room Block #4
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 09:59AM
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Under the Radar, MTVs Teen Wolf and Marvel’s Luke Cage. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Thursday July 21, 2016 6:10pm - 8:50pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina

6:30pm

Comics PR & Marketing 101
Need tips on how to market your comic, or have questions about building relationships in the comics industry? This is the panel for you! Sit in on this enlightening roundtable discussion, revealing all the secrets of doing marketing and PR. Comics marketing and PR veteran Chip Mosher (comiXology senior director communications) hosts David Hyde (founder, Superfan Promotions), Hunter Gorinson (Valiant director of marketing, communications & digital media), and Hope Nicholson (publisher, Bedside Press) for a wide-ranging discussion.

Thursday July 21, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 8

6:30pm

Death and the High Cost of Resurrection
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 14, 09:36AM
They call it a "Comic Book Death" when a major fictional character is killed off, but the audience doesn't believe they will stay dead. Does it damage stories when their heroes and villains refuse to remain in the grave? How emotionally invested can an audience be when big consequences are easily reversed? Bestselling horror/fantasy author Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire), comic creator and former Marvel/IDW editor Andy Schmidt, screenwriter, novelist, and comic creator Paul Cornell, Sharknado director Anthony Ferrante, and Hugo-Award winning novelist Mary Robinette Kowal, discuss the ramifications of resurrection with moderator Adron Buske (Nerd for a Living podcast).

Thursday July 21, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 26AB

6:30pm

SuperheroIRL: How Pop Culture Media Brings Justice and Healing
Can caped crusaders inspire you to find your inner courage? Calling on top TV and film celebs to rally to end bullying at Pop Culture Hero Coalition's panel. Experts in psychology and human rights activism will discuss practical strategies to navigate harassment, both online and IRL. Panelists include award-winning author and Coalition co-founder Carrie Goldman (Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear), Andrea Letamendi, Ph.D. (psychologist, The Arkham Sessions), Janina Scarlet, Ph.D. (author, Superhero Therapy), Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley (founders, NOH8 Campaign), Kate Langrall Folb (director, USC Hollywood, Health & Society), United Nations Association president Bettina Hausmann, and Coalition founder Chase Masterson (Star Trek, The Flash). The panel will also discuss what works (and what doesn't) when addressing showrunners and actors about plot lines and character relationships (hint: it's not bullying!) Join in this powerful discussion on how stories from comics, film, and TV can mobilize us to overcome bullying, racism, misogyny, LGBT-bullying, and other forms of hate and become heroes in our everyday lives.

Thursday July 21, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 24ABC

6:30pm

Swipe Right with Simon and Schuster
Matt Pantaliano (marketing), Jodie Hockensmith (publicity), Nicholas Elliott (marketing), Catherine Hayden (marketing), and Liesa Abrams (marketing) give a sneak peek at the hottest books and properties coming from Simon & Schuster to give readers their perfect match. Their discussion will be moderated by Jon Anderson (executive vice president, publisher), and attendees will take home an exclusive prize.

Thursday July 21, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 4

6:45pm

Behind The Scenes of Overwatch's Newest Hero
Blizzard developers James Waugh (director of story & creative development), Michael Chu (senior designer, Overwatch), and Arnold Tsang (assistant art director, Overwatch) present a behind-the-scenes look into the creative process of developing the art, design, and story for Overwatch's newest hero. Q&A session moderated by Kim Phan (senior manager, esports).

Thursday July 21, 2016 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Room 6A

7:00pm

Dark Matter: Season 2
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 11, 02:21PM
In the midst of the epic space drama's second season, cast members Melissa O'Neil (Two), Anthony Lemke (Three), Alex Mallari Jr. (Four), Jodelle Ferland (Five), and newcomer Melanie Liburd (Nyx) along with executive producer Jay Firestone, will discuss new storylines, characters, sets, and behind-the-scenes tidbits. Moderated by Teddy Wilson and Ajay Fry (Innerspace). There will also be some exclusive, never-before-seen footage shown.

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 6DE

7:00pm

DVD-Duesday Live
Chris Gore (PodCRASH, Film Threat) returns for a lively round of DVD-Duesday, his popular segment from G4TV's Attack of the Show. Join Chris and a panel of film experts including Charles de Lauzirika (Blade Runner: The Final Cut), Cliff Stephenson (Hannibal), Brian Ward (Shout! Factory), and a few famous surprise guests for a heated movie discussion. They will discuss the best DVD commentaries, the weirdest DVD special features, the debate over 4K content and the transition to digital download formats, and battle over the best DVDs of all time. Plus, get ready for a DVD-Duesday rapid-fire. Participate in movie trivia to win DVDs.

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 25ABC

7:00pm

Europe vs. USA: European and American Creators Meet
Graphic novel creators Roger (Spain), Mathieu Reynès (France), Gabriel Hernandez Walta (Spain/USA), and guests Jason Latour and Andrew C Robinson discuss and compare their work, experiences, and readership as seen from the two sides of the Atlantic. Moderated by Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly).

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 28DE

7:00pm

Heavy Metal: This Panel Goes to 11
A year ago, the nearly 40-years-running leading publisher of science fiction and fantasy made news around the convention with the announcement that Grant Morrison would be stepping in as the magazine's editor-in-chief. Now, following Morrison's debut issue, which is being called a "renaissance," Heavy Metal co-CEO Jeff Krelitz, 20-year publisher Kevin Eastman, and the man himself will blow minds yet again with exclusive announcements, surprise guests, and more!

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 7AB

7:00pm

Hip-Hop & Comics: Cultures Combining
Hip-Hop and comics reflect each other in many ways and share many common influences. Rappers, DJs, and graffiti artists utilize fantastic imagery and adopt larger-than-life alter egos; comic creators incorporate elements of music, dance, and fashion, and draw on Hip-Hop's rich visual vocabulary. Here, Patrick A. Reed (Depth of Field, ComicsAlliance) brings together graphic artists and musical innovators to discuss the ties between these two creative cultures.

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 29AB

7:00pm

Hollyweird Science: Science Fiction as Inspiration
While the scientific accuracy depicted in television and film has increasingly come under the microscope in the past decade, science fiction and science-themed productions serve the scientific community in ways other than as entertaining lessons. Many scientists point to series like Star Trek and films like 2001 as their inspiration for choosing their careers. Even the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is looking to Hollywood to inspire America to go to Mars. The panelists share their favorite sci-fi films and TV series (including guilty pleasures), as well as what those productions have meant to them in their careers. Featuring Zack Stentz (The Flash, Lore), Amy Berg (Counterpart, Eureka), Kevin Grazier, Ph.D. (Gravity, Battlestar Galactica), Phil Plait, Ph.D. (Bad Universe, 51 Degrees North), Jessica Cail, Ph.D. (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Zootopia), Andrea Letamendi, Ph.D. (Under the Mask, The Arkham Sessions), and Helen Stringer, (The Gloaming, Paradigm). Session moderated by Aaron Sagers (Syfy Blastr).

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 5AB

7:00pm

Kick9 Games Panel: MOBA Legends
Mobile game publisher Kick9 and Chris Castagnetto (DJ Helsing) discuss the hit mobile games MOBA Legends and Puzzle Monster Quest. Learn about the latest content, get a first look at new feature,s and have a chance to ask questions to this panel of mobile game industry veterans. Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes!

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 32AB

7:00pm

Lost in Translation
After a disastrous crash and recession in the late '00s, translated Japanese entertainment has come back, not as the bubble of the mid-'00s, but as a steady seller for the companies who survived the burst bubble. And more Japanese companies are becoming directly. But is everything as rosy as it seems? And what is it like to work in the industry? Panel moderator, former Animerica editor Julie Davis and an expert panel of freelancers and industry insiders talk about the craft of translated entertainment, share stories, and take audience questions. Panelists include Mari Morimoto (Naruto), Michael Gombos (director, international publishing and licensing, Dark Horse), Lillian Diaz-Przybyl (Princess Jellyfish), Stephen Paul (One Piece), and Mark Simmons (Gundam: The Official Guide).

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 9

7:00pm

Marvel Goes Steampunk
Crossing over into every genre, Steampunk has transformed some of our favorite Marvel characters into some of the steamiest superheroes and villains in the galaxy. Celebrating the incredible artists who create such wonderful fan art and the cosplayers who make the costumes a reality, come enjoy a walk on the wild side with everyone from Ant-Man and Deadpool to Spider-man and Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters as they are re-imagined in Steampunk style! Panelists include C. J. DeAngeles, Diana Given, Christine Quimbo, and a surprise artist guest. Moderated by Gaslight Gathering Steampunk Convention's director of programming, Anastasia Hunter.

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

7:00pm

Props and Weapons: Supersize It
Learn how to make props and weapons that are larger than life without breaking your back. Veteran prop builder Mike Syfritt, along with guest panelists, will demonstrate how to make oversized props and weapons that are lightweight and con friendly. Stay until the end of the panel for a chance to win one of these oversized props! They will be giving away a WOW Doom Hammer.

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 30CDE

7:00pm

The New Comics Journalism: Representation For All
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 19, 09:46AM
It's time for our annual state of comics journalism panel, and the challenges faced by those writing about comics have never been steeper. Yet against a background of decreased funding and big media consolidation, a new generation of passionate advocates for comics are rising up and demanding a more inclusive industry for everyone. Heidi MacDonald (The Beat), Megan Purdy (Women Write About Comics), Cynthia Francillon (Black Girl Nerds), Brett Schenker (Graphic Policy) and Mark Stack (Comics Bulletin) talk about breaking news and boundaries.

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 23ABC

7:00pm

A Screening of The Beatles' Yellow Submarine
Mattel and Alex Ross Art bring to Comic-Con the 1968 British animated musical fantasy comedy film, inspired by the music of the Beatles, Yellow Submarine. Completely restored and re-mastered, this will be shown on the big screen for the first time since the 1970s. An amazing opportunity for those who have never seen the classic film and those who are die-hard Beatlemaniacs!

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

7:15pm

Spike & Mike's Festival of Animation
Featuring award-winning animated shorts from across the globe. The Festival is best known for theatrically premiering works of Tim Burton, John Lasseter (Toy Story), Bill Plympton (everything), Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo), and Nick Park (Wallace & Gromit). Focusing on pop culture and hilarious award-winning films, this screening allows the viewer to see the next generation of Hollywood superstars before anyone else. Meet Spike in person: bonus animation vs. animator.

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Room 6BCF

7:30pm

Artist as Brand: Rise of the Artist Entrepreneur
Greg Spalenka (artist, educator in publishing, film, Sandman, Titan Books) moderates this annual panel discussion on art career sustainability. Learn strategies on how to earn an income from your talent from panelists Todd Lockwood (artist in publishing, gaming, Wizards of the Coast, Tor), J. L. Schnabel (artist/owner of Blood Milk Jewels, arts writer), Daniel M. Davis (artist/designer of Steam Crow, publisher of monster books, art products), Ray Chou and Vincenzo Ferriero (founders of Mythopoeia, Skies of Fire), and Aaron Horkey (fine artist/illustrator, member of arts collective The Vacuum).

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 8

7:30pm

Deleted Scenes
Editing a book is no easy feat, especially for the person who wrote that book. Authors Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles), Michael J. Sullivan (Age of Myth), and Harry Turtledove (Fallout) each read a deleted scene from a published novel and discuss why it landed on the cutting room floor. Moderated by Del Rey editorial director Tricia Narwani.

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 4

7:30pm

It Gets Geekier: How Being Gay and Nerdy Turned Out for the Best
This panel of queer professionals will talk about how it got better when they both embraced their sexuality and found a geeky career. Then stick around for an audience Q&A. Hosted by Joshua Yehl (IGN), panelists include James Tynion IV (Detective Comics), Steve Orlando (Midnighter), Kris Anka (All-New X-Men), Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes), Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes), and Brett White (Comic Book Resources).

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 24ABC

7:30pm

Legacy Effects: The Secret Partner
Everyone knows that Stark Industries developed Tony Stark's technology packed Iron Man suits and that PYM Technologies pioneered advances in nanotechnology, while both the UNSC and Omni Corp (a division of OCP) made major technological leaps in augmented soldier suits and robotics, but do you know that these companies, corporations and government agencies all subcontract out to the same company? Legacy Effects has created strategic partnerships with these and other world technology leaders such as the Union Aerospace Corporation, Trask, Oscorp Industries, Ingen, and Cyberdyne Dynamics. Through these partnerships, Legacy has secretly provided some of the most renowned and powerful companies in the multiverse with products and design and stands as a veritable one-stop-shop for armor, weapons, and technological solutions. Join Legacy as they share some of the technology and innovations that have helped make these other corporations so successful.

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 26AB

8:00pm

Breaking Badder: Suicide Squad and the Dawn of the Heroic Villain
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 15, 09:28AM
Unlike classic protagonists, contemporary leading roles are filled with flawed characters who favor their own agendas over society's rules. We're fascinated by sociopathy, but do we really want to cheer for the bad guy? DC's Suicide Squad blurs the lines between hero, anti-hero, and villain beyond distinction. Are these concepts obsolete? Criminal profiler Mark E. Safarik, M.S., V.S.M.,(FBI Ret., Supervisory Special Agent, Behavioral Analysis Unit) will draw distinctions between killers as disparate as Deadshot and the Joker, using examples from real-life cases. Delving deep into the minds of villains and fans alike, forensic psychiatrists Praveen R. Kambam, M.D., and Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., (Broadcast Thought) will explore fandom's fascination with villains, reveal how real-life criminals may actually view themselves, and share how fictional characters – including villains – can inspire us through life's darkest challenges. Attorney Jeff Trexler (The Beat,The Comics Journal) will moderate, highlighting how fans – and creators – can find inspiration in these characters we love to loathe.

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 28DE

8:00pm

Bring Your Idea to Hollywood
There's no surefire blueprint for success, but having just optioned an idea to a major studio, Cesare Asaro (artist, Finding Frank and His Friend) and Kirstie Shepherd (writer, Spaceman Jax: Through the Mantagon Minefield) will share the story of their unconventional path to Hollywood, all the way from Austria, and lead an open discussion about how you can find your own way to the big screen.

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 30CDE

8:00pm

Ghost of Name That Movie: The Sequel
Returning for its fourth straight year of fun, prizes and rare movie clips. A game show where you can be a contestant and win (marginally) valuable prizes! Inkpot Award winner and show creator, John Field has edited a fun-tastic program of 50 different sci-fi, horror, and fantasy film clips, ranging from the 1920s to today. Four contestants will be chosen from the audience to try to guess the names of the movies the clips are from. If any of the panel members cannot guess the clip, the audience gets the chance! That audience member gets a prize as well. Whichever contestant names the most clips will be the grand prize winner. The second to fourth places will get prizes as well.

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 9

8:00pm

Independent Toy Designers: From Pants to Pajamas
Learn how independent and freelance toy designers are using their industry experience to create a wide range of unique projects ranging from small-run designer toys to action figures, plush, and more! Leading toy designers George Gaspar (October Toys), Nate Mitchell (Squid Kids Ink), Linda Hong (LindaPanda), H. Eric "Cornboy" Mayse (The Four Horsemen), and Megan Rothrock (freelance toy designer) discuss how their training and experience help them in every stage of their work from design to production. Audience questions welcome! Moderated by Ayleen Gaspar (Toy Break).

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 32AB

8:00pm

Jimmy Olsen Asks the Tough Questions on Kryptonian Justice
Superman's best pal Jimmy Olsen from the parody blog Rubber Report asks the hard questions about the Supergirl series and Golden Age comics. Just what is Supergirl's duty to rescue those in National City? Who is financially responsible for property damage in battles with supervillains? Join this panel moderated by Gabe Diani and attorneys Joshua Gilliland (The Legal Geeks), Jessica Mederson (The Legal Geeks), Jordon Huppert, Roger Quiles, Crystal Swanson, and Cynthia Kitchen as they answer Jimmy Olsen's tough questions and more from Supergirl.

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 23ABC

8:00pm

Psychology of Cult TV Shows: Episode 3
Back by popular request, this panel focuses on the psychology behind the most recent seasons of your favorite TV shows, including Doctor Who, Supernatural, Sherlock, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Castle, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and others. Psychologists Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy, Star Wars Psychology) and Travis Langley (Doctor Who Psychology, Star Trek Psychology), TV writer Christine Boylan (Castle, Once Upon a Time), actors Maurice La Marche (Pinky and the Brain, Futurama) and Chase Masterson (Star Trek, Flash), host Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia, Star Wars Psychology), and surprise guests discuss your favorite TV shows. Alan Kister (Doctor Who: A History, Walking Dead Psychology) moderates.

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 25ABC

8:00pm

Star Trek: How We Got To 50
Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek (Star Trek Continues, Portal 47) updates his annual Between the Cracks show from Trekland to celebrate Star Trek's Golden Year and put it all in perspective with behind-the-scenes in-jokes, insights, and international pop-culture dot-connecting, withyour input, too. Special treat: world premiere of the new trailer for Larry's The Con of Wrath doc with DP Neal Hallford (The Case of Evil) and crew.

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 29AB

8:00pm

The 501st Legion: Star Wars Villainous Costuming
An introduction to the creation of fan-made villain costumes from all seven Star Wars movies and beyond. Legion members from the Imperial Sands and Southern California Garrisons will provide an overview of the creative process 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 present information on the history, organization. and mission of the 501st Legion as "Bad Guys Doing Good"! Kevin Weir (Imperial Surplus Armor, KW Designs owner) will relate his process for working with hard armor parts. Jazlynne Wilson (ISG member) will speak about soft fabric construction. Dawn Bright (Flagship Eclipse Detachment executive officer) will discuss the process and requirements for bringing a new canon costume into the Legion. Todd Mullin (ISG executive officer) moderates.

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

8:00pm

The 19th Annual Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza
Ric Meyers (Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie, Kung Fu Trailers of Fury) is back, and he may not be better than ever, but the best international action film clips of the year are! And so are his co-hosts: Comedy Film Nerds Graham Elwood (Palm Strike Dance Party), Chris Mancini (Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary), and Neil T. Weakley and King of YouTube Kung Fu Eric Jacobus (Rope-a-Dope). Laughs, cheers, gasps, yes! Surprises, freebies, premieres? Mmmm . . . could be.

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Room 6A

8:15pm

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Let's do the Time Warp Again! Executive-produced by Lou Adler, Gail Berman, and Kenny Ortega, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is an all-new star-studded reimagining of the cult classic, which is celebrating 40 years of theatrical distribution, longer than any other film in history, for broadcast television! Sweethearts Janet (Victoria Justice) and Brad (Ryan McCartan) stumble upon Dr. Frank-N-Furter's (Laverne Cox) bizarre abode. Frank-N-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious alien mad scientist, with the help of his faithful servants Riff Raff (Reeve Carney) and Magenta (Christina Milian), is holding an annual Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of Rocky Horror (Staz Nair), a fit, attractive man created solely to fulfill Frank's desires. Join cast and producers for an exclusive first look at the two-hour event premiering this fall on FOX.

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:15pm - 10:45pm
Room 6DE

8:30pm

Black Mask Comics: Debuting Tomorrow's Legends
Fresh off a dazzling 2015 with breakout books Space Riders, We Can Never Go Home, and Young Terrorists, Black Mask has made a name for itself as the hottest launchpad to debut new talent and as the home for some of the coolest, most provocative comics around. Black Mask co-founder Matt Pizzolo (Young Terrorists, Godkiller) and creators Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim), Matthew Rosenberg (We Can Never Go Home, 4 Kids Walk into a Bank), Tyler Boss (4 Kids Walk into a Bank), Vita Ayala (upcoming Our Work Fills the Pews), Katy Rex (Jade Street Protection Services), and other panelists present a wide-ranging discussion of how new creators and new ideas are changing comics and how you can be a part of it.

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 8

8:30pm

Cartoon Network Costume Ball & Screening
Throw on your Finn hats, crystal gems, and totally realistic flying tigers, and bearstack your way to the Cartoon Network Costume Ball and Screening extravaganza! They will be showcasing new episodes and clips of your favorite CN shows and making some big announcements for stuff nobody has ever seen before, including a world premiere look at animation for the upcoming Ben 10 series. On top of it all, they invite you to come dressed up as your favorite CN character for a chance to impress your friends and win awesome prizes. It wouldn't be a ball without special guests! Joining this panel as totally objective and impartial judges for the costume contest are Kyle A. Carrozza (creator, Mighty Magiswords), Spencer Rothbell (head of story, Clarence and voice of Clarence), Rebecca Sugar (creator of Steven Universe) and Eric Bauza (voice of Belly Bag in Uncle Grandpa).

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 7AB

8:30pm

Robotech: A Look to the Future
Harmony Gold USA presents the latest developments in the Robotech universe, from awesome new products to the live-action film in the works at Sony Pictures with the producers of 300 and the director of Furious 7.

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 24ABC

8:30pm

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) and moderator Josh Anderson (Extra Damage podcast), they will give any webcomic creators in the audience 30 seconds to promote their comic to the crowd. All creators and fans are welcome!

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 4

8:30pm

Comics on Comics: Live
Comedians Clayton Thomas (Family Time) and Dani Fernandez (Krilling it) and creators Geoffrey Golden (Devastator), Scott Joseph (The Warren Hope), and Jacqueline Lopez (The Comic Book Show) talk about the latest in comic book pop culture! Close night one of Comic-Con laughing with your friends!

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Room 26AB

8:30pm

Dr. Horrible 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 21, 2016 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Room 6BCF

9:00pm

George Clayton Johnson Memorial Gathering
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 19, 05:14PM
Let’s share our memories and adventures of our pal and mentor for over 40 years. George wrote “The Man Trap” the very first Star Trek episode that aired. He also wrote 8 original Twilight Zone episodes, Oceans 11 movie and the “Logan’s Run” novel with William F. Nolan. Panel participants include David Gerrold, Craig Miller, Greg Koudoulian, Gene Henderson, Clayton Moore, Scott Smith, Jimmy Diggs, Anthony Keith and Floyd Norman.

Thursday July 21, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Room 9

9:00pm

Hall H and Ballroom 20 Thursday Playback Free Play
Didn't get into Hall H or Ballroom 20 today? We feel your pain! On hand to kick off the panel will be the assistant to the director of programming for Comic-Con, Tommy Goldbach, in this block that rebroadcasts some of the day's popular panels from those two giant rooms. Best of all, those in attendance will get to vote in a show of applause on what they want to see. It's democracy at its finest, and it's a second chance to see these panels. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Thursday July 21, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 
Friday, July 22
 

10:00am

Comic Creator Connection All-Stars
The Comic Creator Connection (CCC) is Comic-Con's premier networking event that brings together writers and artists who are searching for their creative counterparts. This "All-Star" panel spotlights some of the latest teams coming out of the CCC and their newest creations. Hosts Douglas Neff and Corey Rothermel (authors of Epic Win! The Geek's Guide to the Journey from Fan to Creator) will focus the discussion on how each team built a successful creative partnership, from their first handshake to their first draft to their first sale. This year's panelists include Dylan Davison, Jasper Korneitchouk, andRenatus Tao (Jack the Hunted), Alberto Veloso and Michelle Pengson (Virtues & Vices), Alberto Veloso and Victor "Mikey" Torres (Visions), and Jeff Rider and Michael Dorman (Major Holmes & Captain Watson). If you want to know how to create comics with another person, don't miss out on this collection of practical advice and hard-earned wisdom from the industry's newest published comic book creators!

Friday July 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC

10:00am

Cosplay Makeup 101
Perfect your cosplay by having great makeup to go with it. This panel covers beauty makeup, appliance application, special fx makeup, sculpting, molding, casting, and wig styling. Dawn Banks (Makeup By Siryn, Batgirl Spoiled lead makeup designer), Ashley Troub (The Nerdist, winning look SDCC Her Universe fashion show), Kelton Ching (SDCC 2014 Apocalypse makeup demo, Blizzcon 2015 4th place winner), Keaghlan Ashley (Face Off, makeup design on Severus Snape and the Marauders), and Chrissy Lynn (Super Power Beat Down's Darth Maul, League of Steam's White Wolf) will answer your questions about makeup to match your costuming and cosplay, including tips and tools of the trade. Moderated by cosplayer Mac Beauvais (Monstrous Makeup Manuals 1 & 2 model, actress in The Gloaming).

Friday July 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

10:00am

Geek Girls & Catbirds
Comics professionals come together to discuss their unique contributions to their beloved medium in this star-studded panel. Topics include creating engaging characters with Margaret Atwood (Angel Catbird), transitioning from artist to writer/artist with Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), and going from Kickstarting to book deal with Hope Nicholson (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls). Sure to be a great panel for the budding cartoonist eager to explore the craft of making comics!

Friday July 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 25ABC

10:00am

Inside The Big Bang Theory Writers' Room
The Big Bang Theory writers return to San Diego to take you inside the biggest moments of season 9, and behind the scenes of TVs #1 comedy! From the wedding to the baby news to Shamy's big night, find out what goes into making the hit series each week and how the writers keep things fresh after more than 200 episodes. The show's executive producers and writers take you inside the writers' room for a lively discussion and special video presentation. From Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Big Bang Theory returns for season 10 this fall airing Mondays at 8/7c on CBS. The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Ninth Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 13.

Friday July 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Ballroom 20

10:00am

Keeping it Short: Short Form Comics
Kate Beaton (Step Aside Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection), Emily Carroll (Through the Woods), and Lisa Hanawalt (Hot Dog Taste Test) are three of the most critically acclaimed cartoonists working today. All three are masters of the short form, imbuing great narrative depth into a few panels or a few pages of comics. Beaton, Carroll, Hanawalt and Abraham Riesman (associate editor of Vulture) will discuss how keeping things short can make for great stories.

Friday July 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 28DE

10:00am

Love in the Time of YA
A lovely discussion of writing romance for teen fiction with a panel of experts including Alexandra Bracken (The Darkest Minds series, The Passenger series), Andrea Cremer (The Nightshade trilogy,Conjurer's Riddle), Kate Elliott (Court of Fives), Kami Garcia (The Beautiful Creatures series, The Lovely Reckless), Amy Tintera (Ruined), and Brenna Yovanoff (Places No One Knows). Moderated by Mary E. Pearson (The Jenna Fox Chronicles, The Remnant Chronicles).

Friday July 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 32AB

10:00am

Marvel: Civil War II
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 20, 08:30AM
The biggest event of the year, Civil War II, is underway and the Marvel Universe is reeling from the shocking events! Learn more about what’s to come with Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, Director of Content & Character Development Sana Amanat, Marvel Talent Scout Rickey Purdin, as well as Sanford Greene (Power Man and Iron Fist), Marc Guggenheim (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Matthew Rosenberg (Civil War II: Kingpin), David Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist), and G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel)!

Friday July 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6DE

10:00am

Queer Representation in All-Ages and Youth Media
Many people have dismissed queer content as adult content inappropriate for kids. However, as we've seen in the popularity and successes of Legend of Korra, Steven Universe, and Lumberjanes, LGBTQIA+ characters and storylines can resonate with young audiences. Moderator Dylan Edwards (Valley of the Silk Sky) leads as a discussion with Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes), James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, The Backstagers), Paige Braddock (Stinky Cecil, Peanuts, Jane's World), Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim), and Josh Trujillo (Adventure Time, Love Machines) about how we can better include healthy representation and how to make it standard practice.

Friday July 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 4

10:00am

Spotlight on Bjo and John Trimble
Bjo (legendary art show and costume contest organizer) and John (Equicon chair, long time SF fan) discuss their 1967 Save Star Trek campaign, their viewpoints on Star Trek today, and how cosplay grew from early costume activities. Moderated by Maggie Thompson (Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award winner and Comic-Con blogger).

Friday July 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 9

10:00am

Spotlight on Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Moderator Alex Segura (crime novelist and Archie writer) conducts a freewheeling discussion with acclaimed comic book writer, playwright, and screenwriter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, spotlighting his time at Archie Comics, including the creation of the hit Afterlife with Archie and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics and writing other beloved comic book properties like the Fantastic Four; his prolific television (Glee, Supergirl), theatrical (American Psycho, Spider-Man on Broadway), and movie (Carrie and Town that Dreaded Sundown remake) work; and the upcoming Riverdale TV series from the CW.

Friday July 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29AB

10:00am

Star Wars: The Science Awakens
Could Lightsabers ever be a reality? How would Starkiller Base work in the real world? Which droid would NASA select for a real mission? Fon Davis (production designer, Star Wars Movies), Kim Steadman (NASA engineer, Mars Science Lab), Kieran Dickson (editor, Outerplaces), Travis Langley (editor, Star Wars Psychology), Steve Huff (fight choreographer), and moderator Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia) break down the science behind a galaxy far far away, field your burning questions and give away a prize or two.

Friday July 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 7AB

10:00am

Comic-Con Film School 102
Day 2 of this four-day course on micro-budget moviemaking focuses on the specifics of production, from shooting techniques, to lighting on the cheap, to crew positions you need (and don't need), to costuming, props, and set decorating for as little money as possible. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star, Paula Peril series), Vera Vanguard (producer, The Building of Good and Evil), Nick Murphy (writer/director, Pizza and Bullets), Jack Conway (producer, Machinima ETC), and Sean Rourke (writer, Ballistica.)

Friday July 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

10:00am

Comic-Con How-To: Plot Structure 2 The Tools of Plotting
People have been telling stories for thousands of years, and during that time all the tools you need to create compelling, well-thought-out stories have been created. In this class, award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake introduces you to many of these tools in a way that will stoke your creativity, keeping you motivated, and organized as you move through the creation of your own story. This is part two of this class.

Friday July 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:15am
Room 2

10:00am

The Black Panel
Wayne Brady (actor, producer), Karen Hunter (The Karen Hunter Show, Karen Hunter Publishing, Pulitzer Prize winner), Rosalind Alexander-Kasparik (Recall & Given), and Tomiya Gaines (the perfect $20 date) are the 2016 Black Panel. This year's presidential election has seen much attention focused on race. There is a sea change in the air and creators of color, and their fans will feel it soon if they haven't already. It's a new start to the famed Black Panel and as always a surprise guest or two may join the fray.

Friday July 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 5AB

10:00am

The Giant's Dream: Documentary Screening & Chat with Brad Bird
From hundreds of hours of archival footage and myriad modern-day interviews comes a documentary that puts an in-depth spotlight on the beloved 1999 animated film The Iron Giant . Director Brad Bird (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, The Incredibles, Ratatouille) will lead a discussion following a final cut screening of this fascinating documentary that examines the intricate, behind-the-scenes details of the creative process in bringing this critically acclaimed film to the big screen. Author Ramin Zahed moderates.

Friday July 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 24ABC

10:15am

Cartoon Network: Steven Universe
Cartoon Network is bringing together the talents of Steven Universe for a first-of-its-kind live musical experience for fans at San Diego Comic-Con! The series cast and musical minds behind Steven Universe will give a never-before-seen performance of the series' critically acclaimed music, as well as exclusive previews from upcoming episodes and an extended Q&A. Scheduled to appear are Steven Universe gems Rebecca Sugar (creator), Jeff Liu (writer and storyboard artist), Zach Callison (voice of Steven), Estelle (voice of Garnet), Michaela Dietz (voice of Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (voice of Pearl), Charlyne Yi (voice of Ruby), and Ben Levin (writer), accompanied by series composers Aivi Tran and Steven "Surasshu" Velema and moderated by former supervising director Ian Jones-Quartey.

Friday July 22, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

10:15am

Halo Wars 2: Know Your Enemy
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 01:05PM
Join 343 Industries and guests as they reveal the process, the pain and the pleasure of bringing the long awaited sequel to life on PC and console, and the exciting future of the storied franchise. Exclusive video, discussion and surprises await. Moderator Kiki Wolfkill hosts fellow 343 Industries veterans Frank O’Connor, Dan Ayoub and Kevin Grace on the panel, along with special guests Dave Wilson of Blur Studio and Halo newcomer Erika Soto, as they discuss video games, acting and verisimilitude in the Halo universe.

Friday July 22, 2016 10:15am - 11:15pm
Room 6BCF

10:30am

Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion's Con Man Panel
Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Powerless, Star Wars: Rogue One) and Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog), along with P. J. Haarsma, Felicia Day, Nolan North, Mindy Sterling, and many more, discuss their wild ride with Comic-Con HQ on season 2 and the amazing friends and unforgettable fans who made season one possible. You can expect plenty of surprise guests, giveaways, and one very special sneak peek! Moderated by Nathan Fillion.

Friday July 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Hall H

10:30am

Intro to TV Writing
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 03:34PM
Moderator Spiro Skentzos (Grimm) is joined by some of today's biggest TV writer/producers/executives, including Beth Schwartz (Arrow), Terry Matalas (12 Monkeys), Jose Molina (Agent Carter), Karen Horne (NBC) and Jeffrey Bell (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) discuss navigating the TV spec terrain, including beginner's mistakes, what they look for in a writer, and what it takes for you to write a killer spec that will stand above the crowd. There will be a huge Q&A component, so bring your questions.

Friday July 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 8

10:30am

My Little Pony
The cast and creatives behind My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and My Little Pony Equestria Girls share details of the making of the popular animated series. Fans will also get a sneak peek into the rest of season 6, the new My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree movie coming this Fall, and more, followed by a Q&A.

Friday July 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6A

10:30am

Comic Book Law School 202: Numbers
While almost every creator will tell you their greatest joy is in their acts of creation, none will argue that equally (or perhaps more) important is earning a living from their efforts. But commercializing creative works is fraught with peril unless you're prepared. This second stage of the case study focusing on (fictional) author Fitzgerald Scott will concentrate on Scott's efforts to commercialize his critically acclaimed new work, "Shylock Homer: The Sirens of the Baskervilles." Noted attorney Michael Lovitz, author of the acclaimed The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, and IP and entertainment attorneys David Branfman and Terri Lubaroff present an interactive seminar tackling a group of more advanced issues facing creators (and the businesses that they work with) when marketing their properties and creative ideas, including: licenses and transfers of rights; key things to know when Hollywood comes knocking; publishing, manufacturing, merchandising, and distribution agreements; understanding key terms in contracts, assignments, and licenses; and (and time permitting) how Mrs. Fitzgerald Scott spouse may affect his contracts and licenses. Please note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and insights to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. [This program is approved for 1.5 credits of California MCLE.]

Friday July 22, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 30CDE

10:30am

Comics Arts Conference #5: Data-Driven Comics Research
Recent work analyzing comics has turned to scientific methods. Neil Cohn (Tilburg University) will chair this panel discussing projects that annotate properties of comics from around the world, and discuss growing efforts for analyzing comics within the cognitive sciences. Then, presentations by Jessika Axner (University of California, San Diego) and Michaela Diercks (University of California, San Diego) will explore the differences between the structures found in comics from America, Japan, Hong Kong, and various European countries, such as France and Sweden. Finally, Nimish Pratha (University of California, San Diego) will describe how sound effects differ across genres of American comics and Japanese manga. Together, these presentations show the benefits of a data-driven, scientific approach to studying comics.

Friday July 22, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 26AB

11:00am

Ben Hatke in Conversation with Patrick Rothfuss
#1 New York Times Bestseller Ben Hatke (Mighty Jack) talks with renowned fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind) about the creative lifestyle, how are books created, and what does creativity mean outside the writing and drawing process?

Friday July 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 4

11:00am

Cosplaying 102: Taking It To The Next Level and Beyond
Catherine M. Fisher (award-winning costumer), Mike Schiffbauer (master prop maker and costumer), Bob Mogg (Steampunk expert extraordinaire), and Ryan Wells (internationally known costuming genius) pick up where Cosplaying 101 left off. They will discuss advanced costuming techniques such as sculpting, mold making, resin casting, FX makeup and more. Moderated by Melissa Gene Meyer (department assistant for the Masquerade with Comic-Con International).

Friday July 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

11:00am

di-VR-sity: Opportunities in VR/AR and Immersive Storytelling
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 11:49AM
This panel will highlight talented and diverse individuals who are making waves in virtual reality and augmented reality storytelling. These forward-thinkers will discuss emerging opportunities for women and other minority voices in this innovative medium. The panelists will also touch on the "state of VR" as an industry, including trends and different approaches to content in VR. The panel will culminate with tips for aspiring VR filmmakers and an audience Q&A. Moderators: Jonathan Nafarrete (editor-in-chief, VRScout.com) & Jana Davidoff (senior publicist, CW3PR). Panelists include Christina Heller (co-founder/CEO, VR Playhouse), Jenn Duong (director of VR, 1215creative), Evette Vargas (producer/writer/director, Digital-Reign Productions), Elia Petridis (founder/CEO, Filmatics Creative Services), Helen Situ (VR evangelist, NextVR) and Maureen Fan (CEO, Baobab Studios).

Friday July 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 29AB

11:00am

Diversity in Comics: Indian Superheroes are Here
Superstar creator and comic book legend Grant Morrison (18 Days, Avatarex) and leading Indian superhero creator and Graphic India co-founder Sharad Devarajan (Chakra The Invincible, Shadow Tiger) engage in a one-on-one session about globalization, east meets west, the new diversity and culture in comics, and the birth of Indian superheroes. Graphic India will also unveil new exciting projects coming out soon.

Friday July 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 32AB

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

Image Comics: Defining New Worlds
Comics are capable of anything, if you give them a chance. Joe Harris and Kelly Fitzpatrick are creating near-future sci-fi in Snowfall, Chris Burnham showed us a vision of hellish horror in Nameless, and Steven Seagle and Jason Adam Katzenstein brought us an all-ages monster-themed coming-of-age tale in Camp Midnight. They create new worlds that readers fall into and love forever, and they share their expertise here.

Friday July 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 23ABC

11:00am

Mattel's DC Comics Collector Figures: The Rebirth of Multiverse
Mattel designers Bill Benecke, Steve Redinger, and Jason Langston, Four Horsemen Studios principles Jim Preziosi, Eric Treadaway, and Eric "Cornboy" Mayse, and Warner Bros. VP of global toys Julian Montoya discuss the design and creation of DC Comics Multiverse collector figures. Moderated by Daniel Pickett (Action Figure Insider).

Friday July 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 25ABC

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

11:00am

Publishers Weekly: Turning Your Ideas into Graphic Novels
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 19, 06:44PM
From life as a trashman to life as a Michael Jackson impersonator -- there's no topic graphic novels can't cover. But how do creators shape their ideas into narratives that thrill and chill? Derf Backderf, Keith Knight, Sydney Padua and Ron Wimberly talk about their craft with PR's senior news editor Calvin Reid and an all-star line-up.

Friday July 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE

11:00am

Star Wars Publishing
Get the latest info on all the new books and comics set in a galaxy far, far away! Authors, artists, and editors from Del Rey, Disney-Lucasfilm Press, Marvel, and others discuss their upcoming stories and the future of Star Wars publishing. Moderated by Lucasfilm's Michael Siglain.

Friday July 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 7AB

11:00am

The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2016
Frank Mastromauro (publisher), Peter Steigerwald (co-owner), Vince Hernandez (vp/editor-in-chief), Mark Roslan (vp/director of design and production), Siya Oum (Lola XOXO), J.T. Krul (Aspen Universe: Revelations), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Aspen Universe: Revelations), Paolo Pantalena (Jirni), and Aspen creators will discuss upcoming titles and reveal projects for 2016 and beyond. The Aspen team will partake in a Q&A session with fans. All panel attendees will receive a gift courtesy of Aspen Comics.

Friday July 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 9

11:00am

Friday Playback Room Block #1
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 10:05AM
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Inside The Big Bang Theory Writers’ Room and Bones. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Friday July 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:50pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina

11:15am

Bones
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 11:52AM
Come bid farewell to Bones. It's the final Comic-Con Q&A for fan-favorites Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, TJ Thyne, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, and John Boyd, as well as executive producers Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson as they begin production on the 12th and last season of FOX's long-running comedic procedural beloved by millions of fans around the world. Moderated by Dave Thomas.

Friday July 22, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Ballroom 20

11:15am

DC Suicide Squad: Most Wanted
What is it about the tales of villainy that keep us interested and coming back for more? The DC Villains are in the spotlight as the creative teams behind Harley Quinn and Suicide Squad (Amanda Conner, Chad Hardin, Jim Lee, Jimmy Palmiotti, Philip Tan, and Rob Williams) are front and center. Come get a glimpse on how they make evil look so good!

Friday July 22, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6DE

11:15am

Comic-Con How-To: Advanced Digital Inking Techniques
Learn how to digitally ink and take all your black-and-white artwork to the next level. Comics artist Brian Haberlin will delve into Photoshop's treasure trove of features old and new, as well as other programs like Manga Studio, that not only enhance comic applications but also make possible countless creative pen and ink opportunities rarely seen before.

Friday July 22, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
Room 2

11:30am

Kramer's Ergot and the Art of the Comic Anthology
Few anthologies have done as well a job of capturing modern cartooning and visual storytelling than the Kramer's Ergot series, edited and compiled by Sammy Harkham. Learn about the history behind the series, the process of wrangling over 15 artists, and the importance of anthologies in the comics medium, with contributors Johnny Ryan, John Pham, Matt Groening, and Steven Weissman.

Friday July 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 24ABC

11:30am

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: It's Morphin Time
In January, BOOM! Studios launched Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a new comic series based on Saban Brands' hit '90s live-action children's TV series about a group of ordinary teenagers who "morphed" into superheroes to save the world from evil. Series writer Kyle Higgins, cover artist Goñi Montes, The Ongoing Adventures of Bulk and Skull writer Steve Orlando, editor Dafna Pleban, Saban Brands director of development and production Melissa Flores, and Saban Brands director of global consumer products Jason Bischoff talk about the series, the spinoff Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink, and the everlasting popularity of these "teenagers with attitude." Moderated by stunt performer and actor, long-time Power Rangers superfan, and Blue Ranger on the current season of Power Rangers Dino Super Charge, Yoshi Sudarso. Plus everyone in attendance will receive a free Power Rangers item!

Friday July 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 5AB

11:30am

Resident Evil's 20th Anniversary
Two decades have passed since survival horror fans first opened the ominous doors to the zombie-filled mansion. Celebrate this milestone for the iconic survival horror series by hearing from the team at Capcom on what's in store for Resident Evil fans this year.

Friday July 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 6BCF

11:30am

Tarzan on Screen and Page
Jim Sullos (president, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.), Cathy Wilbanks (archivist, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.), Anna Kislevitz (head of licensing and merchandising, 41 Entertainment, producer, Tarzan and Jane), Dr. Harry Kloor (Hollywood writer, producer, director), Matthew Rhodes (producer, former president of Bold Films and Mandalay Pictures), and author Scott Tracy Griffin (Tarzan on Film) discuss upcoming releases featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs's famous literary heroes, including the animated Netflix Original Series Tarzan and Jane, comics, novels, and more based on Tarzan of the Apes, Carson Napier of Venus, and The Land That Time Forgot.

Friday July 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8

11:45am

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Return to New York
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 18, 12:16PM
They traveled through time and space to save planet Earth and now the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return home! Executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman share sneak peeks at the epic adventures and new characters that await the turtles when they return to the streets of New York. On hand will be the extraordinary voice actors of theTMNT world:Sean Astin (Raphael), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Mae Whitman (April O'Neil), Eric Bauza (Tiger Claw) and Gwendoline Yeo (Shinigami). But that's not all: Witness the world premiere of two never-before-seen TMNT animated shorts presented by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman. Moderated by Andre Meadows (Black Nerd Comedy). Booyakabunga!

Friday July 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 6A

12:00pm

AMC's Fear The Walking Dead
Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Lorenzo James Henrie, Mercedes Mason, and Colman Domingo join executive producer and showrunner Dave Erickson, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead). The panel will discuss where the series left off in May's finale and what to look forward to when it picks up in August. Join the panelists for a Q&A session and an official sneak preview of the second half of season 2.

Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hall H

12:00pm

CBLDF: Comics in the Courts
Some of comics' greatest clashes never appeared within the panels; they were decided by a gavel! CBLDF board member Dale Cendali, an intellectual property icon known for litigating high-profile cases (including in the Supreme Court), walks through the history of comics in the courts, examining some of the most important cases about such topics as the evolving nature of the protectability of characters, using real people to inspire characters, termination of rights, and other hot issues. Slides showing the nature of the works at issue will be used in the presentation.

Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 30CDE

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

God is Disappointed in You 2: Apocrypha Now
It's the second coming! Their first book,God Is Disappointed in You, was an irreverent yet faithful adaptation of the Bible that got everyone talking. Now, Mark Russell (Prez, The Flintstones) and Shannon Wheeler (The New Yorker, Too Much Coffee Man) are back with a follow-up book, Apocrypha Now, about the stories that didn't make it into the Bible. Some of these stories were forgotten, some were suppressed, others were just too freaking weird for the Bible (and that's saying something). Join these two holy heathens for a funny and fascinating tour of what the Bible didn't tell you.

Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 32AB

12:00pm

Hasbro Star Wars
Members of the Hasbro team discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro's latest action figure offerings. Word on the Holonet is there may also be a few surprises, including a special product reveal.

Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7AB

12:00pm

How to Build a Geek Brand
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 11:27AM
Do you dream of converting your nerd passion into a full-time career but feel overwhelmed with the next steps? Whether writing your first book, becoming a YouTube personality or creating an innovative product, the road to success can be filled with many obstacles and pitfalls. Join geek pros as they help you get started, discover some shortcuts, and inspire you to make an impact in pop culture. Panelists include Tony B. Kim (founder of Hero Within and Crazy4ComicCon.com), Jamie Broadnax (BlackNerdGirls.com) and Chris Gore (PodCRASH, Film Threat).

Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

12:00pm

I'm from Another Dimension: Disney XD's Star vs. the Forces of Evil
Creator Daron Nefcy, creative director Dominic Bisignano, supervising director Aaron Hammersley, and series stars dive into the magical universe of Star vs. The Forces of Evil. Find out what is in the store for Star and her new wand this upcoming season. See exclusive clips from the shows, as well as an audience Q&A. The panel will also feature sneak peeks of new animated shows coming soon!

Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 25ABC

12:00pm

Mike Mignola
Mike Mignola returns after the finale of his iconic creation Hellboy, star of comics, movies, and animation. Ask Mike and Chris Roberson (Hellboy and the BPRD 1953, Witchfinder) about the Mignolaverse in this casual Q&A on what's in store for the future of the Mignolaverse!

Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 23ABC

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

12:00pm

Space Goat: Evil Dead 2 and Beyond
Evil Dead fans rejoice. The Ash vs Deadites adventures you want are being published by Space Goat. This visual presentation and lively discussion with Space Goat staff Dave Olbrich, Tom Mason, and Jacob Bascle will feature exclusive sneak peeks into the future ofEvil Dead 2 comics. Also meet the team behind award-winning Monster Elementary Nicholas Doan and Gwendolyn Dreyer, Space Goat's newest all-ages graphic novel. Surprise guests! All things Space Goat Publishing, prepared just for you! Certified groovy!

Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 28DE

12:00pm

Spotlight on Chester Brown
Chester Brown (Paying for It, Louis Riel) is one of the most successful and iconoclastic cartoonists working today. Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus continues his thoughts on sex work by retelling nine stories from Hebrew scriptures and the Christian New Testament. It is a New York Times bestseller that has received widespread critical acclaim. Brown will read from Mary Wept and Heidi MacDonald (The Beat, Publishers Weekly) will moderate a Q&A.

Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 4

12:00pm

The British Invasion: Spirit of '86
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 11, 09:41AM
'The British are coming! The British are coming!'? Hardly - they've already arrived... and they've been the driving force of the comics scene for decades! In the 30th Anniversary year of the release of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons's Watchmen, moderator Leonard Sultana (An Englishman In San Diego) talks to Paul Levitz (former DC Comics president) and a panel of special guests - including Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine), David Lloyd (V For Vendetta), Dave Gibbons (Watchmen, via Skype) and Paul Jenkins (Hellblazer, via Skype) - talk about the recruitment of U.K. creative talent in the late-70s / mid-80s, the key titles of the period and their lasting impact on the comics landscape to this day.

Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 29AB

12:00pm

The Dark Crystal's World of Publishing
J. M. Lee (author), Sierra Hahn (Archaia/BOOM! Studios), Rob Valois (Penguin Young Readers), and others will discuss the extremely creative and imaginative original young adult novels and graphic novels, delving into the magical world of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal in a Q&A session moderated by Halle Stanford (The Jim Henson Company). Fans will also be treated to a screening of the winning "Dark Crystal Fan Film" submission.

Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 9

12:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #6: Reading Comics
Arguing that the visual narrative nature of comics requires recognizing and understanding the function of pictures in the medium, R. C. Harvey (Perpendicular Pronoun Press) shows how words and pictures function to create the unique narrative form that is comics. Derek Heid (Temecula Valley High School) demonstrates how Matt Fraction's Eisner Award-winning Hawkeye story, "Pizza Is My Business," makes heavy use of symbol and abstract storytelling techniques to communicate the thought processes of a dog and can be used to teach students, specifically at the high school level, higher-order analysis of literature and literary technique. Samantha Jakobeit-Meaux (Georgia State University) examines Bec Doux et ses amis, a dual language Cajun French and English comic strip with Kevin Meaux (Georgia State University), the son of the strip's illustrator Ken Meaux, to show how the strip subverts the established language/power dynamics of Louisiana speaking communities through the use of text placement, caricature, and trickster figures.

Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Room 26AB

12:15pm

[adult swim]: Robot Chicken
Perk up your feathers and lube your gears; the poultry posse's back to show exclusive, never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage of their Emmy Award-winning series! Co-creator/EP Matthew Senreich, EP/co-head writer Tom Root, EP/co-head writer Doug Goldstein, actor/writer Breckin Meyer, and writer/director Tom Sheppard are joined by a very special guest: voice actor Donald Faison (Scrubs). Moderated by Keith Crofford, SVP of production for Adult Swim.

Friday July 22, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

12:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Guerilla Tactics for Sharing Your Art with the World
Subtle guerilla art tactics provide a way of sharing your vision with the world. It can be done for a variety of reasons: to make a political or personal statement, to share your ideas, or just for fun. Artist Lori Gordon will address what it means to make art when you don't necessarily consider yourself an artist, and to make art without an interest in the final outcome.

Friday July 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 2

12:30pm

Injustice 2 Sneak Peek
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 11:54AM
Get a Comic-Con International exclusive look at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's Injustice 2, the super-powered sequel to the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us. The newest game in development from the award-winning NetherRealm Studios features the largest roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains ever offered, allowing players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. Battles will take place across arenas that have evolved in scale and span across iconic locations such as Metropolis, Gotham City and Atlantis. Join panelists Ed Boon (creative director, NetherRealm Studios, and co-creator of Mortal Kombat), New York Times best-selling author Tom Taylor (Injustice: Gods Among Us) and a stellar group of actors - George Newbern (Scandal) as Superman, Phil LaMarr (MadTV, Futurama) as Aquaman, Laura Bailey (Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, LEGO Dimensions) as Supergirl - and possibly some surprise guests as they reveal exciting new gameplay and discuss new features and breakthrough customization aspects that expands on the previous title's larger-than-life showdowns of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains. Also to be discussed: the bestselling Digital First Comic - Injustice: Gods Among Us. Injustice 2 will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One in 2017.

Friday July 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6DE

12:30pm

Marvel NOW!: Divided We Stand
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 20, 08:33AM
With the effects of Civil War II being felt across the Marvel Universe, how will our heroes pick up the pieces and move on? Find out what’s in store for Marvel NOW! this fall with Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and Director of Content & Character Development Sana Amanat, as well as Jason Aaron (Mighty Thor), Reilly Brown (Slapstick), Ryan North (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), Humberto Ramos (Champions), David Walker (Nighthawk), Jim Zub (Thunderbolts), and other Mighty Marvel Guests!

Friday July 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 5AB

12:30pm

The 100 Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Following the climatic events of the season finale, join The 100 as the critically acclaimed series returns to Comic-Con. ALIE has been defeated, and The City of Light destroyed, but The 100's victory is bittersweet as a new threat comes into focus. With the clock ticking and Earth's radiation levels rising, our heroes must put aside their differences to save what remains of humanity. Will The 100 go quietly into that good night, or will they find hope and faith in each other, as they face their darkest chapter yet? Be among the first to find out what's in store for season 4. See 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 Third Season will be available on DVD on July 19.

Friday July 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ballroom 20

12:30pm

Walt Kelly and POGO
The greatest newspaper strip of all time? Some would call it that. Even if you aren't one of them, you've gotta love the wit and whimsy of Walt Kelly's magnum opus, Pogo, now receiving its first-ever complete reprinting in an Eisner Award-winning series from Fantagraphics Books. Remember this great artist with comics historian Maggie Thompson (Comics Buyer's Guide), film critic Leonard Maltin, historian Michael Barrier, cartoonist Scott Shaw!, Eric Reynolds (co-editor of the Complete Pogo series), and moderator Mark Evanier (Groo the Wanderer).

Friday July 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 8

12:30pm

You Can Be the Next Scholastic Graphix Artist
What does it take to be published by Scholastic's Graphix imprint? Graphix editors David Saylor, Cassandra Pelham, and Adam Rau along with authors Jeff Smith, Raina Telgemeier, and Ru Xu, will tell you how. And stay tuned for a special announcement!

Friday July 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 24ABC

12:45pm

Shatner Singularity Universe: Exclusive Preview
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 18, 12:38PM
Creative teams will display art and video clips from upcoming digital and print graphic novel projects: William Shatner's War Chronicles cinematic graphic novel movie, Stan Lee's God Woke, Mariano Nicieza's Phazer Universe, and Tim Walsh's A Daze Work. Moderated by Jenna Busch, with Gary Laird and Scott Liggett.

Friday July 22, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 6BCF

1:00pm

AMC's The Walking Dead
Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michael Cudlitz, Josh McDermitt, Ross Marquand, Christian Serratos, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan join executive producer and showrunner Scott M. Gimple, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist,Talking Dead). The panelists will discuss the shocking finale of season 6 and a sneak peek into season 7, debuting in October on AMC.

Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hall H

1:00pm

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Fighting Games 2016
Katsuhiro Harada (TEKKEN series director), Michael Murray (senior producer at Bandai Namco Entertainment), and special guests discuss TEKKEN 7 for arcade, consoles, and PC, including upcoming TEKKEN merchandise, new game updates, and all things TEKKEN related. Also, a special discussion about the 20th anniversary of the Soulcaliber series of games! Moderated by fighting game community leader Mark "MarkMan" Julio.

Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 25ABC

1:00pm

Captain America: Civil War Screenwriting Q&A
Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (writers of Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: Winter Soldier) discuss the joys and challenges of adapting the beloved comic tale into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Backstory Magazine publisher Jeff Goldsmith (host of The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith podcast). Bring your questions!

Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

1:00pm

CBLDF: State of Censorship 2016
Although free expression is seen as a basic human right, censorship is rampant in the United States and around the world. CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein presents an overview of the censorship crises facing cartoonists in 2016, from the violence and legal prosecution occurring around the globe to domestic attacks on comics and young adult books in libraries and schools across the country. Learn how comics and books are being challenged and what you can do to fight back!

Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 30CDE

1:00pm

Comics for Impact: Changing Lives With Comics
Comics have an incredible but still largely untapped potential to both educate and edify. Meet some of the people who are trying to change that. Leigh Willis (behavioral scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Rebecca Thompson (Spectra the Laser Superhero), Tom Nugent (director of neurotechnology, new media, and training solutions at Intific), and Josh Elder (executive director of Reading With Pictures) will discuss their experiences in creating comics to address serious, real-world issues like mental health, disease prevention, STEM education, social change and more. Learn what they're doing and learn how you can be part of the global Comics for Impact movement!

Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 29AB

1:00pm

Dynamite Entertainment: The Female Perspective
It is no secret that Dynamite Entertainment has published some of the most iconic female characters in comics, from Vampirella to Red Sonja to the Warlord of Mars herself. Now, as the industry reaches a turning point in both creative and readership, the publisher brings together some of the brightest stars in comics to discuss the changing role of women on and off the page! Join comics superstars for a continuation of one of the most important discussions happening in the industry today.

Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 4

1:00pm

From Fan to Pro on Fan-Favorites: True Tales of Legacy Professionals
More than any other industry, comics provide a unique opportunity for fans to become professionals and to work on the very things they loved as fans. Dinesh Shamdasani (Valiant), J. C. Vaughn (The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide), Melissa Bowersox (Geppi's Entertainment Museum), Michael Polis (Captain Action), and Dan Braun (Creepy, Eerie) discuss and explore their "legacy" professional adventures on their fanboy and fangirl passions! Moderated by Ed Catto (Captain Action).

Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 9

1:00pm

I Love that Song! Composing, Scoring and Singing Superhero Style
Renowned Emmy Award-winning composers and songwriters Michael McCuistion (Justice League Unlimited), Lolita Ritmanis (Spectacular Spider-Man), and Kristopher Carter (Batman Beyond) and producer and lyricist James Tucker (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) show how they write the music and songs to some of DC and Marvel's finest properties, including the making ofBatman the Brave and the Bold: The Music Meister, starring Neil Patrick Harris, and working alongside Mark Hamill onBatman: The Killing Joke. Be prepared to sing along, and hear a surprise guest or two lend their vocal talents live. Moderated by Anne Cecere of BMI and Chandler Poling of White Bear PR. A Q&A will follow the panel with fun giveaways for the participants.

Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 28DE

1:00pm

Ice Age to Space Age Costumes: Designing for Film
The Costume Designers Guild Local 892 members discuss designing costumes for films, from The Solutrean to Star Trek: Beyond. Panelists include Ruth E. Carter (Chi-Raq), Sharen Davis (The Solutrean), Sanja Hays (Star Trek: Beyond), and Shawna Trpcic (The Cabin in the Woods). They are happy to answer audience questions about the process of filming today and how they work with the directors to create the looks. Christopher Lawrence (The Space Between Us) moderates this panel.

Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 23ABC

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

Pop Culture Shark Tank
Do you have what it takes to be the next pop culture startup success? Pitch your best 90-second business plan and you might spark the interest you need from investors, media, and fans to take your idea to the next level. Or come to watch aspiring entrepreneurs learn from the best. Judges Ted Adams (founder/CEO, IDW Entertainment), Suzy Ryoo (venture partner/VP technology, Atom Factory), David Steinberger (co-founder, comiXology), and Maureen Fan (founder/CEO, Baobab Studios VR) will offer feedback, coaching, and special prizes. Rob Salkowitz (Forbes) moderates.

Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 32AB

1:00pm

Spotlight on Patrick Rothfuss
New York Times bestselling author Patrick Rothfuss tells stories, answers audience questions, and discusses strange things with his interviewer, Hank Green. Be prepared for tangents, inappropriate humor, and impromptu singing.

Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 6A

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

1:00pm

Star Wars Collectibles Update with Lucasfilms' Anita Castellar
Join eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles for product development insights and exclusive previews of the latest in Star Wars collectibles. Anita Castellar is a self-professed Star Wars fangirl who manages licensing for hardlines categories at Lucasfilm, such as toys, collectibles, consumer electronics, automotive, and more.

Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 7AB

1:00pm

Women Below the Line
Sheyne Fleischer (assistant editor, Project Runway, The Bachelor), Alicia Minette (prop master/fabricator, Hellevator, Paradise Run), Sabrina Wichner (miniature VFX artist,Interstellar, Pee-Wee's Big Holiday), Claire Hummel (production design, BioShock Infinite, Fable Legends), and Rachel Noel (narrative designer, Armored Warfare) explore the nontraditional 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. Moderated by Glenn Freund (League of S.T.E.A.M.).

Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

1:00pm

Friday Playback Room Block #2
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 10:06AM
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead, AMC’s The Walking Dead, and The 100 Panel and Q&A. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm - 3:50pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina

1:15pm

[adult swim]: Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio
Show creator Brad Neely (China, IL), executive producer Daniel Weidenfeld (China, IL), co-executive producer Dave Newberg (China, IL) invite you to an exclusive look at the first season of the animated sketch show Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio, premiering Sundays at 11:45 pm on [adult swim].

Friday July 22, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

1:30pm

Cartoon Legends Speak: Diversity in the History of Animation
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 19, 01:50PM
A panel featuring great artists including Disney Legend and first African American animator hired at Walt Disney Studios, Floyd Norman (The Jungle Book, Monsters, Inc), first African American animator to get a screen credit and award-winning illustrator Ron Husband (The Rescuers, The Little Mermaid), Japanese American and Inkpot winner Willie Ito (Lady and the Tramp, The Flintstones), Jane Baer (Sleeping Beauty, Roger Rabbit) and Emmy Award Mexican-American Phil Roman (Sleeping Beauty, The Simpsons). They'll discuss their careers, their futures, and how diversity has played a role in their artistic lives. Moderated by Leslie Combemale of Animation Scoop.

Friday July 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 24ABC

1:30pm

Comics Arts Conference #7: The Twisted Roots of Comics: Pulp Magazines and the Birth of the Modern Comic Book
Before the comics, pulp magazines were the most popular and bestselling printed periodicals on the newsstands. Featuring genres ranging from westerns to heroic adventure to science fiction, the pulp magazines paved the way for the comics, providing much of the social, narrative, artistic, and financial groundwork, which inspired the nascent industry and helped it flourish into the popular culture phenomena it is today. This panel discusses the connections between the pulps and comics, from the creators who worked in both mediums to the direct lineage between the heroes of the pulps and their successors, so popular in today’s comics and films. Join Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (Lost Hero: The Adventurous and Tragic Life of the Man Who Invented Comic Books), Harry Donenfeld, Brad Ricca (Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster-the Creators of Superman), Michael Uslan (The Dark Knight trilogy) and Nathan Vernon Madison (Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books) for this investigation into the birth of the comic book. Gerard Jones (Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book) moderates.

Friday July 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 26AB

1:30pm

Spotlight on Berkeley Breathed
In 2015, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed began (without warning!) producing all-new Bloom County strips, for the first time in more than 25 years! Join Berkeley for one of his infamous presentations, focusing on what it's like to be the last strip cartoonist standing! Presentation followed by Q&A.

Friday July 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 5AB

1:30pm

Star Trek: Five Decades of Comics
A celebration of all the 4-color Star Trek worlds, featuring a look at all past iterations and a chat with many who've chronicled the Enterprise crews' comic book adventures, including Len Wein, Scott Tipton, Mike Johnson, John Van Citters and J. K. Woodward. Moderated by Star Trek editor/supreme commander Sarah Gaydos.

Friday July 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 8

1:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Draw Pretty Girls with Artgerm
This is a live demonstration of how Artgerm creates strong and beautiful female characters in the entertainment world with universal appeal, making them cool and sexy without objectifying them.

Friday July 22, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 2

1:45pm

DC Rebirth: Superman
The Man of Steel is one of the most recognized pop culture icons of all time, and thanks to DC Rebirth, Superman is set to soar to new heights, Learn what makes The Last Son of Krypton the hero that he is with the DC writers and artists, including Pat Gleason, Dan Jurgens, Tyler Kirkham, Peter Tomasi, and others who bring him to life in the comics.

Friday July 22, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 6DE

1:45pm

Entertainment Weekly: Brave New Warriors
A laugh-filled discussion among several of today's male heroes, including Josh Holloway (Colony), Dominic Cooper (Preacher), Theo Rossi (Luke Cage), Clive Standen (Taken, Vikings), Eric Dane (The Last Ship), and Corey Hawkins (24: Legacy), and others, who will discuss the thrill of playing iconic TV characters, their sometimes awkward encounters with fans, and highs (and lows!) of a career in Hollywood.

Friday July 22, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Ballroom 20

2:00pm

Cosplaying with your Kids
Kim Henderson McAndrew and Scout McAndrew (9 O'Clock Bedtime Cosplay/raisingaheronotavillain.com), Shawn Richter (Gavin's Dad) and Gavin Richter (Kid Coulson), and Sage la and Michael Pomichter (CosPlay Michael/The Hangin' With Show) discuss cosplaying with your kid, tips on how to get started, sources for assembling a cosplay, and social media tips. Moderated by Anastasia Washington (Anastationtv/Legion of Leia).

Friday July 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

2:00pm

Dave McKean Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash New Graphic Novel
Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash is a new graphic novel published by Dark Horse and Les Humanoids in October and is a commission from the Imperial War Museum, the 14-18NOW Foundation and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in the UK. It's one of 26 original artworks (and the only comics project) commissioned in every medium to commemorate the anniversary of the First World War. Paul Nash was a war artist and modernist who transformed his experience at Ypres into iconic landscape paintings, turning trees into bones and muddy battlefields into flesh. This book is part biography, part war memoir, and part exploration of the transformative nature of the trauma of war told as a series of dreams. The book was premiered in Jendal and Amiens with a live, hour-long performance work of original music, projects, and dramatic scenes; performed by Dave McKean (piano/voice), internationally renowned soloist Matthew Sharp (cello/voice), and Clare Haythornthwaite (violin/voice).

Friday July 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 7AB

2:00pm

Hollywood Location Scouts
What if your job was to find Gotham, search for Jurassic World, or hunt for Jakku? Working alongside directors and production designers, location scouts are the visual artists who bring forth every place that you see on the screen. Six location scouts will discuss the creative and logistical aspects of their jobs, relate some exciting anecdotes, and answer audience questions. Moderator Scott Trimble (Transformers: The Last Knight, War for the Planet of the Apes) joins Location Managers Guild International panelists William Doyle (Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Green Lantern), Douglas Dresser (The Revenant, Kill Bill: Vols. 1 & 2), Leann Emmert (Kong: Skull Island, Transformers: Age of Extinction), John Rakich (American Gods, The Thing), and Alison A. Taylor (Straight Outta Compton, The Purge: Election Year).

Friday July 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 23ABC

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

2:00pm

How to Draw Convincing Hand and Facial Expressions
Ron Lemen (illustrator, concept artist, educator) demonstrates and lectures methods and techniques for designing and rendering expressive hand actions and capturing highly emotive facial expressions. The lecture will also discuss camera angles, lens distortions, ideal expressions, and rhetorical posing.

Friday July 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 30CDE

2:00pm

It's the End of the...YA Series
Hear Alexandra Bracken (The Darkest Minds series, Passenger series), Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles, Heartless), and Mary E. Pearson (The Jenna Fox Chronicles, The Remnant Chronicles) discuss the perils, promises, and joys of ending a YA series. Moderated by author Kami Garcia (The Beautiful Creatures series, The Lovely Reckless).

Friday July 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 29AB

2:00pm

Modern Romance Comics
Once a staple of the Golden Age, romance comics have faded into the background in recent years, but now they're making a comeback and tackling a wider variety of love stories than ever before! Carrie Sessarego (Smart Bitches, Trashy Books), Janelle Asselin (Rosy Press publisher), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex, Fresh Romance), Thom Zahler (Love and Capes, Long Distance), and Cecil Castellucci (Shade the Changing Girl, The Plain Janes) discuss both classic and new romance comics, some of comics' most enduring love stories, and the challenges and joys unique to creating romantic stories in comics!

Friday July 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 32AB

2:00pm

People of Earth & Powerless
From Emmy winners Conan O'Brien (Conan) and Greg Daniels (The Office) and creator David Jenkins comes People of Earth, a half-hour single-camera comedy series about a support group for alien abductees. Join series star Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show), co-executive producer David Jenkins and executive producer Greg Daniels for a screening of the pilot episode followed by a Q&A. People of Earth centers on skeptical journalist Ozzie Graham (Cenac) who investigates a support group to write about the member's supposed alien encounters. The more he digs into their oddball claims, however, the more he realizes a semblance of truth to their stories and, possibly, even signs that point to his own alien abduction. The onetime outsider now finds himself a part of this eclectic group of misfits, all the while struggling with the idea of knowing that life could exist beyond our world. Produced by Conaco LLC in association with Warner Horizon Television,People of Earth is coming this fall to TBS. Next up it's a superhero's world. Cast members Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), Danny Pudi (Community), and Alan Tudyk (Suburgatory) along with executive producer Ben Queen (A to Z), and executive producer/director Michael Patrick Jann (Reno 911) present a screening of the pilot episode and Q&A covering the first comedy series set in the DC universe. Powerless is the story of Emily (Hudgens), a young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused when superheroes and supervillains treat the city like their own personal battleground. Taking care of insurance needs one by one, Emily and her team of co-workers might not have any superpowers but they are out to make a difference in people's lives and prove that you don't need to have powers to be powerful! From Warner Bros. Television, Powerless premieres midseason on NBC.

Friday July 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 6BCF

2:00pm

Spotlight on Ronald Wimberly
For the past 14 years, Ronald Wimberly has been telling stories that pair his world view with his strong storytelling instincts, resulting in works like the Eisner Award-nominated Lighten Up and The Prince of Cats, his collaborations with brands like Nike and Mishka, and even designing for animation like Black Dynamite. Wimberly will share his perspective on designing stories, agitprop and the politics of aesthetics, culture and appropriation, the importance of iconoclasm and why he suspects he'll never work for Marvel or DC again. Moderated by David Brothers.

Friday July 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 4

2:00pm

Teen Superheroes: Hormones & Super Powers
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 08, 11:33AM
Imagine if hitting puberty brought on more than acne and burgeoning awkward feelings. What if it brought on super powers too? Teen superheroes are always fan-favorites due their relatability; maybe the audience can't understand what it is like to have super speed, but everyone knows what growing pains feel like. Hear firsthand from the creators who navigate the world of hormones and super powers with panelists Kieron Gillen (Young Avengers), Marjorie Liu (Monstress), SanaTakeda (Monstress), Jamie McKelvie (Young Avengers), Noelle Stevenson (Runaways), Babs Tarr (Batgirl), and G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel), with moderator Jessica Tseang (comics historian).

Friday July 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 25ABC

2:00pm

The Super Fan Phenomenon in China
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 11, 09:07AM
Uncle three (best-selling author, original story and writer of Time Raiders), Huang Shan (cosplay icon from China) and Liu Peiyao (vice president of Le Vision Pictures) will discuss how the “ACGN” phenomenon is driving Chinese pop culture and how Chinese industry leaders create entertainment to inspire the super fan lifestyle and how Chinese comic content to “Go Global”. Moderated by Joe Wong (Chinese American comedian).

Friday July 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 9

2:00pm

Transgender in Popular Media: From the Funny Pages to the Silver Screen
The eyes of the pop culture world are on the transgender community as more and more comics, television shows, and movies feature trans characters, trans creators, and their stories. How do trans characters affect narratives in popular genres? How can trans creators, artists, and actors best make their mark on popular arts? What are the next steps for trans representation from comic books to Hollywood? Join Prism Comics and moderator Tara Madison Avery (Gooch, Stacked Deck Press) for a lively discussion of these and other topics with panelists Julie Rei Goldstein (Time Traveling Bong), Mikki del Monico (Alto), Shadi Petosky (Danger & Eggs), Bishakh Som (The Other Side: A Queer Paranormal Romance Anthology), Kylie Wu (Trans Girl Next Door), and Billy White Acre (composer, musician).

Friday July 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 28DE

2:15pm

[adult swim]: Rick and Morty
Executive producers Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), writer/producer Ryan Ridley (Community), and voice talent Spencer Grammer (Greek), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs) and Chris Parnell (Archer, The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show) invite fans for a sneak peek at the highly anticipated third season. Moderated by Brian Q. Quinn (Impractical Jokers).

Friday July 22, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

2:15pm

Dead of Summer
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 15, 03:04PM
Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Stillwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses—and first kills. Stillwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn. Join co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (Once Upon a Time, Lost), Adam Horowitz (Once Upon a Time, Lost) and Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior) along with cast members Elizabeth Mitchell (The Purge: Election Year), Zelda Williams (Teen Wolf) and Eli Goree (The 100) as they discuss the new series of haunting secrets, self-discovery and supernatural lore with moderator Damian Holbrook (TV Guide Magazine). This panel is sure to bring some surprises you don’t want to miss!

Friday July 22, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 6A

2:15pm

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 concluded its 10-episode sixth season in June and will begin filming its seventh season later this year. 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) John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei, Conleth Hill as Varys, Faye Marsay as The Waif, Hannah Murray as Gilly, Kristian Nairn as Hodor, Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, and Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark. Moderated by Rob McElhenney (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia).

Friday July 22, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Hall H

2:30pm

Comics Arts Conference #8: Costumes and Copyright
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 22, 09:41AM
From the Yellow Kid's expressive nightshirt to last year's Supreme Court ruling on Spider-Man's web shooters, what characters wear is an integral part of comics culture - and lawsuits. Professor Susan Scafidi (founder of the Fashion Law Institute, Fordham Law School), Jeff Trexler (Fashion Law Institute, Fordham Law School), and Cindy Levitt (Senior Vice President Merchandise and Marketing, Hot Topic) explore the legal dimension of comics couture, covering such issues as collaborations between the fashion and entertainment industries; fandom, cosplay, and emerging designers; the impact of comics on fashion; diversity and cultural appropriation; the representation of fashion-related intellectual property theft; the perception of comics and fashion in statutes and court cases; the regulation of identity and gender norms; and current controversies involving the translation of two-dimensional style to the physical realm.

Friday July 22, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 26AB

2:30pm

Disney XD's Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero and The 7D
Join the creators of Disney XD's animated series Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero and The 7D. Panelists include show creators Sam Levine (Penn) and friends, Tom Warburton and Tom Ruegger (The 7D). See exclusive clips from the shows. The panel will also feature sneak peeks of brand new animated shows coming soon.

Friday July 22, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 5AB

2:30pm

How to Start a Comic Book Company
You love comic books, right? Do you love them enough to start your own comics company? Come hear what it takes to make it in comics from publishers who have paved their own path. Trail-blazing comics professionals David Steinberger (comiXology CEO and co-founder), Ross Richie (founder and CEO BOOM! Studios), Dinesh Shamdasani (Valiant entertainment CEO and chief creative officer), Mike Marts (editor-in-chief, AfterShock Comics), Alvin Liu (publisher, Kodansha Advanced Media), Jimmy Palmiotti (co-founder Paperfilms), Joe Glass (Principal, Queer Comix), and Hope Nicholson (publisher, Bedside Press) are primed and ready to give you the info you need to break in and stay in the comics biz.

Friday July 22, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 8

2:30pm

Spotlight on Seanan McGuire
This panel has traveled from Australia to Ireland, and now it's coming to San Diego Comic-Con! Part Q&A, part stand-up comedy, part serious discussion, the only way to know what will be said is to show up and ask questions. For this one-hour period, Seanan McGuire will answer anything you care to ask her (although, as a warning, the answers will rarely be as simple as might be expected). There may be prizes for particularly good questions, depending on how much room she has in her suitcase.

Friday July 22, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 24ABC

2:30pm

The Tick: The First 30 Years
The Tick first appeared in print 30 years ago. Creator Ben Edlund explores The Tick's history (and future) in a multimedia Event-o-Happening with surprise panelists, mystifying giveaways, and a revealing inside look at The Tick's next big thing!

Friday July 22, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

3:00pm

An Hour with Terry Moore
Terry Moore (creator, Rachel Rising, Echo, Strangers in Paradise) discusses the conclusion of his latest hit series, Rachel Rising, and what he has planned for the rest of 2016 and beyond. Don't miss this first glimpse of what is up next for this Eisner Award-winning indie creator! As always, Terry's Q&A is not to be missed!

Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 28DE

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

Breaking Into Comics
With the shifting landscape of the comics industry, this is your invaluable guide to breaking into the comics industry-what it takes, whose attention you're vying for, and how to get it in a productive way, but most important, what you have to do to get up to speed and ready for the big show. Comics Experience founder and publisher Andy Schmidt is joined by Dave Marshall (Dark Horse, EIC), Rickey Purdin (Marvel talent manager), and artist Reilly Brown (Deadpool).

Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 30CDE

3:00pm

Dark Horse Originals
Comics literature has become the voice and visuals for our changing generation, and Dark Horse Originals has it all-from underwater mystery in Jonathan Case's Dear Creature to the surrealist return of Dave McKean inThe Dreams of Paul Nash. Dave McKean (Cages), Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá (Two Brothers), Peter Hogan (Resident Alien), Cullen Bunn (Harrow County), and Jonathan Case (Dear Creature) discuss pushing the boundaries of what comics can accomplish in literature.

Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB

3:00pm

DC Rebirth: Justice League
The members of the Justice League take center stage as the DC Rebirth talent behind Aquaman (Brad Walker), Cyborg (John Semper), Flash (Joshua Williamson), and Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps (Robert Venditti) provide the stories behind your favorite characters and give them the justice they're due!

Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 6DE

3:00pm

Illustrators of the Art Directors Guild
Learn from illustrators who work on movies and TV shows for DC Comics and Marvel, including Andrea Depaso, (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Jungle Book), Warren Drummond (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Straight Outta Compton), David E. Duncan (Spiderman: Homecoming, Iron Man 2), Ed Natividad (Justice League, Suicide Squad). Moderated by Tim Burgard (Independence Day: Resurgence, Jurassic World).

Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 23ABC

3:00pm

Marvel Television: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer and head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb and cast members Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Henry Simmons, Elizabeth Henstridge, and Iain De Caestecker, co-creators and executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, and executive producer Jeff Bell share the secrets, lies, and dangers of making season 3! See exclusive footage and surprise moments, and be the first to learn what's in store for season 4! The action-packed series from Marvel Television returns this fall, only on ABC.

Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom 20

3:00pm

SPARK Your Creativity: A Call to Action
Ladies unite to create more female-driven content! Accomplished female creators discuss how to cultivate your ideas and bring them to life, conquer hurdles, and create the best project you can! Leave with inspiration, confidence, a solid plan of action, and tons of new ideas. All genders and ages welcome! Panelists include Heidi Cox (Stalking LeVar), Jenny Lorenzo (Buzzfeed, Geekgasm), Paula Rhodes (New Adventures of Peter & Wendy), Helenna Santos (Ms In The Biz, At Your Own Risk), Stephanie Thorpe (The Ladies & The Gents, Elf Quest), Kristen Nedopak (The Geekie Awards), and Camille Falciola (Remain Calm). Moderated by Stephanie Pressman (Fashionably Nerdy, Stalking LeVar).

Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

3:00pm

Spotlight on Allen Bellman
Before there was Marvel Comics, there was Timely Comics. Artist Allen Bellman was there, and now you can not only listen to his amazing stories and the history of Timely Comics but also participate in a fantastic Q&A. A short signing will follow.

Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 4

3:00pm

Spotlight on Ben Dunn
Manga madness and mayhem-30 years of Ninja High School and manga in America.

Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 9

3:00pm

Sweet Dreams Aren't Made Of These: Horror and Thriller Authors Bring Your Nightmares to Life
Authors in the horror and thriller genres are more than just talented writers. They have to be masters of psychology, understanding what makes us most terrified and portraying worlds and scenarios that strike at the very core of our deepest and darkest fears. Del Howison of Dark Delicacies probes the twisted minds of Paul Tremblay (Disappearance at Devil's Rock), Amy Lukavics (Daughters unto Devils), Paula Treick Deboard (The Drowning Girls), Tosca Lee (Progeny), Thomas Olde Heuvelt (HEX), and Jonathan Maberry (Rot & Ruin) as they discuss the best ways to scare you.

Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 29AB

3:00pm

The Art of Video Games
Great graphics can elevate a video game from fun to an artform, but how do artists develop a world setting and characters that will create a powerful connection with the players? Join artists Long Vo (Street Fighter HD Remix), Arnold Tsang (Blizzard Overwatch), and others to learn about the artistry behind video game design.

Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 32AB

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

3:00pm

So You Want to Be a Comics Retailer?
A flourishing comics business means there's demand for more comic book specialty shops, especially in under-served areas. If you've ever dreamed of owning your own comic shop, then this ComicsPRO-sponsored event is for you! You've got questions and these veteran retailers have the answers! ComicsPRO director, Free Comic Book Day founder and panel host Joe Field (Flying Colors Comics, Concord CA) is joined by retailer Perry Plush (Zanadu Comics, Seattle WA), retailer Kelly Allen (Comic Quest, Lake Forest CA), Diamond Comic Distributors VP Chris Powell and other comics retailing professionals.

Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 25ABC

3:00pm

Comic-Con How-To: How to Draw with Adam Hughs
Comics legend Adam Hughes demonstrates drawing using grayscale markers. Adam will share pointers and tips while also answering questions.

Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 2

3:15pm

[adult swim]: Samurai Jack
Creator/director Genndy Tartakovsky, head writer Darrick Bachman, art director Scott Wills, storyboard artist Bryan Andrews, and character designer Craig Kellman give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming revival of hit animated action-adventure series Samurai Jack. Moderated by Tom Kenny (Samurai Jack, Spongebob Squarepants).

Friday July 22, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

3:15pm

STARZ Original Series American Gods
Bryan Fuller (executive producer), Michael Green (executive producer), Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon), Ian McShane (Mr. Wednesday), Pablo Schreiber (Mad Sweeney), Yetide Badaki (Bilquis), and Bruce Langley (Technical Boy) discuss the highly anticipated series and preview what's to come in the premiere season. Moderated by Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple).

Friday July 22, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 6BCF

3:30pm

Acquiring Distribution Through Diamond Comics
Learn more about becoming a distributed small-press publisher in the comic book industry and receive advice on how best to position your project and company for mass distribution through Diamond Comic Distributors. Jay Spence (submissions coordinator for Diamond Comics) and Trevor Richardson (brand manager) will explain the submission process and give advice on what a new publisher needs to know before, during, and after they submit their project.

Friday July 22, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 26AB

3:30pm

Ask-an-Agent
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 09:47AM
Get in all of your questions in this frank and forthcoming panel with literary agents Holly Root (Waxman Leavell Literary Agency), Jane Putch (Eyebait Management) and television/literary agent Brandy Rivers (ICM Partners). They will take your questions and discuss the wild world of manuscript querying, the role of agents in the publication and television/film rights process, and more! No pitches, please.

Friday July 22, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 24ABC

3:30pm

Bates Motel on A&E
A&E's hit drama series Bates Motel returns to SDCC on the heels of the pivotal season 4. Cast members Vera Famiga (Norma), Freddie Highmore (Norman), Max Thieriot (Dylan Massett), and Nestor Carbonell (Sheriff Alex Romero), along with creators and executive producers Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse, reveal exclusive content from the new season.

Friday July 22, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 6A

3:30pm

Generations of Women in Comics
Trina Robbins (Pretty in Ink), Mary Fleener (Twisted Sister Comics), Anina Bennett (Heartbreakers), and MariNaomi (Turning Japanese)-women of four generations-discuss surprising and often unknown contributions by women in comics from early history, WWII, and underground to trends today. Moderated by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (The Major Loomed Like a Superman).

Friday July 22, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 8

3:30pm

Hermes Press: Jim Davis Talk About His New Book: The Art Garfield
This panel will kick off the premiere of Jim Davis's new book The Art of Garfield. It will begin with a video presentation chronicling the birth and development of Garfield. Jim Davis will talk about the creation, history, and art of his famous cat. R. C. Harvey (The Art of the Funnies, author of the introduction to The Art of Garfield) and Daniel Herman (publisher, Hermes Press, Silver Age: the Second Generation of Comic Artists) will then join in and talk about the art of everything Garfield. This will be Davis's first appearance at Comic-Con! The panel will end with a Q&A session.

Friday July 22, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 5AB

3:45pm

Dark Horse: Conversations with Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon has rewarded fans the world over with some of the most compelling characters and plot lines in the history of comics, television, and movies. Here's your chance to find out what he has in store next and get exclusive insight into Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, and much, much more!

Friday July 22, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Hall H

4:00pm

Behind the Curtain: Creating Heroes in All Formats
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 12:03PM
From secret hero societies to mystery-solving kids, graphic novels prove that a picture's worth a thousand words. Artists Kate Beaton, Raina Telgemeier, Dustin Nyugen, Derek Fridolfs, Mike Wu, Greg Grunberg, and Lucas Turnbloom discuss the creation of their new work.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 25ABC

4:00pm

Bob's Burgers
It's always a party when creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive, and the hilarious cast (including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, and Larry Murphy) bring their Emmy Award-winning animated FOX series Bob's Burgers to San Diego for another unforgettable panel. The cast and creative team behind one of America's most beloved TV families will have you howling with laughter with never-before-seen footage.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

4:00pm

Cosplay: Let's Get Serious
Cosplay By McCall's, the leading brand of sewing patterns created for and in collaboration with cosplayers and cosmakers, and The Overstreet Guide to Cosplay engage in a thought-provoking, insider's look at this flourishing and increasingly influential expression of fandom. Moderator Ed Catto (Bonfire Agency) is joined by Kathy Wiktor (Cosplay by McCall's), Carrie Wood (Overstreet Guide), Gillian Conahan (Cosplay by McCall's Blog), Mark Huesman (Overstreet Guide), Kelly Cerone (Anachronism in Action), and Eddie Newsome (Overstreet Guide) to talk about the creators, genres, and trends driving growth of cosplay in terms of participation, relevance, and creativity.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

4:00pm

Creating Comics with the iPad
The iPad has transformed the way you read comics, but did you know you can create comic art on an iPad too? See a comic book character come to life as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (Doctor Who) and Kristy Miller (SpongeBob Comics) demonstrate step-by-step how to pencil, ink, and color comics on the iPad. Learn the basic tools and techniques, including which apps and stylus pens work best and how you too can transform your iPad into a portable art studio. A Q&A session will be included.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 30CDE

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

Gears, Green Screens & Gaming: Behind the Scenes of Your Favorite Video Games
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 04:48PM
Everyone loves to play video games, but how much do you know about the teams of creators who make them come to life? Join us for a behind-the-scenes discussion with collaborators from some of the world’s most popular games. Featured panelists will include VFX artists, motion capture producers, composers, character designers, directors, voice-over actors, and other creative artists who will discuss their work on various games such as Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Revelation Online, World of Warcraft, Overwatch and StarCraft II, Diablo III, Mafia III, ABZU, Star Wars: The Old Republic, ReCore, Metal Gear Solid V, Resident Evil V & IV, Saints Row III, IV & 4.2 and more. Celebrity Moderators: Scott Porter (Hart of Dixie, Friday Night Lights, Scorpion) and Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Once Upon a Time, Ugly Betty). Panelists include Austin Wintory (composer - ABZU, Assassin's Creed Syndicate), Neal Acree (composer - Revelation Online, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, StarCraft II), Eric Grimenstein (senior FX artist, Blizzard Animation - Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm), Pete Oswald (production designer - Angry Birds Movie), Vince Argentine (CEO, Mocap Militia - ReCore, Metal Gear Solid 5, Resident Evil 5+6, Saints Row 3, 4, 4.2) and Jesse Harlin (composer - Mafia III, Star Wars: The Old Republic).

Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 29AB

4:00pm

IDW Publishing: The Main Event
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 12:02PM
Come experience the latest from IDW! Artists Gabriel Rodriguez and David Messina, writers Christos Gage, Arvind Ethan David and Paul Cornell, editor Sarah Gaydos, and some surprise guests detail current plans, awesome futuristic plans, and much more. Co-moderated by the two-headed monster that is Dirk Wood and Chris Ryall! Prizes, announcements, and Q&A.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 4

4:00pm

Marketing and Publicity the Alternative Comics Way
Distribution, press, and conventions can be intimidating ventures for cartoonists with unconventional stories and art; how do you find your market and rise above the rest to be noticed by publishers, reviewers, and booksellers? Jacq Cohen, Anna Pederson (Fantagraphics), David Hyde (SuperFan Promotions), Simon Hanselmann (Megahex), and others shed light on the process of putting yourself out there and getting noticed.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 28DE

4:00pm

Mars Needs People: Putting Humans on the Red Planet
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 15, 10:21AM
Long before the rescuing of Mark Watney became a cultural phenom, Mars and martians had captured the imagination of comic book and science fiction authors. For almost a century and a half, fictional visits to the red planet have been made by humans like John Carter and superhumans like Superman, Dr. Manhattan, and Dr. McNinja. Some, like the Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz) even call the fourth planet home. In this panel, Marshall Smith (Deputy Director, Cross-Program Systems Integration, ESD at NASA), Joseph Cassady (executive director, Space at Aerojet Rocketdyne), Grant Anderson (president & CEO at Paragon Space Development Corporation), William D. Pratt (Program Manager, Lockheed Martin's Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP)), Patrick O'Neill (Marketing & Communications Manager at Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)), Matthew Duggan (Space Systems Manager, Boeing Company), Rebekah Sosland Siegfriedt (Systems Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), and moderator Steve Broback (cofounder, Dent the Future) discuss the latest developments in the commercial and government partnership driving the 2035 mission to Mars.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 7AB

4:00pm

Revengeance with Bill Plympton & Jim Lujan
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 08, 02:09PM
Voice actors Geo Brawn, Lalo Alcaraz, Sara Ulloa, Keith Knight and Ken Mora join two-time Oscar-nominated director Bill Plympton and writer Jim Lujan to preview their new animated feature, Revengeance, with finished clips from the film and a discussion of the production process, from raising funds via Kickstarter to the plans for distribution. Revengeance is set in the seedy underworld of L.A., with biker gangs, bounty hunters, and strange cults. Bill will also screen some recent shorts and a clip from his controversial new mockumentary, Hitler's Folly, plus a few surprises. Bill and Jim will take questions from the audience about their films, plus all attendees will receive a free Bill Plympton sketch.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 23ABC

4:00pm

Spotlight on Michael Barrier
Author Mike Barrier (Funnybooks: The Improbable Glories of the Best American Comic Books) will talk about the challenges and rewards of pursuing an interest in comic books that bypasses superheroes in favor of artists like Carl Barks, Walt Kelly, and John Stanley. Randy Duncan (author of The Power of Comics: History, Form and Culture) will moderate, with PowerPoint visuals.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9

4:00pm

Using Motion Comics for HIV/STI Prevention
In the U.S., young people (ages 16-24 years) are significantly affected by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted infections (STI). Storytelling through comic books has been shown to be a useful method for HIV/STI education and prevention. The increasing popularity of comics-related media and advances in computerized graphics have created new ways of using comics to reach youth with HIV/STI information. Come and learn how scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Leigh Willis (behavioral scientist), Rachel Kachur (health scientist), Ted Castellanos (public health advisor), John Brooks (senior medical adviser), and from Terminus Media Mark Stancil (CEO). Artists Joe Phillips and Lexington Wolfcraft worked to create an HIV/STI focused motion comic that improves knowledge about, and reduces stigma around, HIV and STI, and encourages healthy behaviors by young people. Attendees will learn how audience feedback, behavioral research, and cutting-edge production methods were used to create the storyline and the look, sound, and feel of this motion comic. The first episode of the series will be debuted. Panelists will also provide information on how the public can access the full motion comic series and future plans for the series.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 32AB

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

4:00pm

[CANCELLED] Maximum Ride
CANCELLED: Mon, Jul 18, 03:38PM
We regret to announce that this program has been cancelled.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

4:00pm

Friday Playback Room Block #3
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 10:07AM
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A Session, Marvel Television: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Dark Horse: Conversations with Joss Whedon. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm - 6:50pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina

4:15pm

DC Page to Screen
Never before has DC Entertainment been more popular in TV, video games, home videos, and movie theaters. And with an impressive film slate and countless shows in series and production, it has never been a better time to be a DC fan! The people behind the scenes who translate the page to the screen show how your favorite stories and characters come to life!

Friday July 22, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 6DE

4:15pm

TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 18, 12:53PM
TV Guide Magazine returns to San Diego again for its annual all-star, must-see panel. Moderated by senior writer Damian Holbrook, Fan Favorites features stars from TV's hottest shows for a lively discussion filled with behind-the-scenes scoop. Panelists (subject to change) include Marie Avgeropoulos (The 100), Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. Evil Dead), Tom Ellis (Lucifer), Rebecca Mader (Once Upon a Time), Jason Ralph (The Magicians), David Ramsey (Arrow), Brandon Routh (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and Tamara Taylor (Bones)

Friday July 22, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Ballroom 20

4:30pm

Are Heroes Born or Made
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 21, 06:17PM
Join Industrial Light & Magic senior visual effects art director Christian Alzmann (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Hulk), writing duo Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War), and comic writer Christopher James Priest (Black Panther, Batman) to discuss the ultimate question: Who are the greater heroes – those who were born with powers, or those who have none? Panelists will participate in a Q&A session moderated by Christian Blauvelt (deputy culture editor, BBC.com).

Friday July 22, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 24ABC

4:30pm

Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary
Oscar-nominated producer Don Hahn, directors Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, and an all-star panel of filmmakers discuss the making of the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast, the first animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 5AB

4:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: How to Draw with Jim Lee
Jim Lee will demonstrate the drawing techniques he uses when creating artwork for comic books. He will answer questions from the audience and share advice.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 2

4:30pm

Creating Creatures, Characters and Makeup for Film/Television
Neville Page (Avatar, Star Trek films, Face Off) and Glenn Hetrick (Hunger Games films, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Face Off) share the latest techniques of design and fabrication as well as their approach to creating a complete character.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 8

4:30pm

Orphan Black: BBC America
BBC America's award-winning original series Orphan Black returns to Comic-Con for its fourth straight year. Panelists includes Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Tatiana Maslany (Sarah and the Leda clones), Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Kristian Bruun (Donnie), Kevin Hanchard (Art) and Kathryn Alexandree (Leda clone double actress), as well as co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson, will be joined by this year's moderator Comedy Bang! Bang! host Scott Aukerman. They'll look back at the thrilling season and offer clues to what's next for the Clone Club.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 6BCF

4:30pm

Science Fiction/Future Now
Science fiction has ever been the muse of real-world advances, but now ideas can be achieved almost as soon as they are thought up. So how do writers, out-dream the dream makers? How do writers handle the truth of real science and the fiction that is needed for writing their stories? Is it a crisis for the writer's imagination? Or does it serve to inspire? Join Madeline Ashby (Company Town), Cecil Castellucci (Tin Star), Emily Lakdawalla (The Planetary Society), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The 100), Sherri L Smith (Orleans), and Greg Van Eekhout (The Boy at the End of the World) in a roundtable discussion as they take this subject on.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 26AB

4:45pm

Salem
Continuing its bloody, sexy, and fantastical rei-imagining of Colonial America, the star-studded cast and producers present an extended sneak peek at the upcoming third season. Shane West (Nikita, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Iddo Goldberg and Elise Eberle, along with executive producers Brannon Braga (Star Trek) and Adam Simon, will unveil intriguing footage from the supernatural witchy series, from WGN America and Fox 21 Television Studios. Followed by an audience Q&A.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 6A

5:00pm

Archer: Screening and Q&A
Archer is an animated half-hour comedy that revolves around a former spy agency turned private investigation firm and its employees, who use every seedy surveillance of a suspected adulterer or investigation into insurance fraud as another excuse to undermine, sabotage, and betray each other for personal gain. See an exclusive new video and then join the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin (Sterling Archer), Aisha Tyler (Lana Kane), Jessica Walter (Malory Archer), Chris Parnell (Cyril Figgis), Judy Greer (Cheryl/Carol Tunt), Amber Nash (Pam Poovey), and Lucky Yates (Dr. Algernop Krieger), plus creator/executive producer/writer Adam Reed (Ray Gillette), executive producer Matt Thompson and co-executive producer Casey Willis as they discuss bringing this animated series to life. Moderated by Leanne Aguilera (ET Online).

Friday July 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

5:00pm

Comic Pitch Review
If you're a writer or artist attending the Comic Creator Connection, this is your chance to practice giving your pitch before the networking event and get some free coaching from a pro. So what's a pitch? A pitch is simply the way you present yourself or your project to others. It is usually a brief speech designed to persuade and interest your listener in what you're doing or what you've made. Most creators have no trouble coming up with fantastic ideas for new comics, but they often struggle to talk clearly and concisely about those ideas to other people. Giving a good pitch is a vital skill you must have to bring your project to life. Fortunately, it's also a skill you can learn and improve with practice-and Pitch Review is a great place to do that. Pitch Reviews will be conducted by Douglas Neff, an experienced presentation coach and professional public speaker who hosts the Comic Creator Connection and From Fan to Creator: Goal-Setting for Creative Types. This is not a panel. Instead, these are 3- to 5-minute individual coaching sessions for as many people as can be accommodated in the scheduled time. Everyone is welcome. Please note that showing up is not a guarantee that you'll get a review session. Spaces are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Friday July 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis & Marina

5:00pm

From Cosplayer to Hollywood Creative
A panel of costume designers, the producers of the film Cosplay Dreams 3D, professional cosplayers, and Hollywood creatives will reveal to cosplayers what skills are in demand in today's film and TV industry. Learn how professional cosplayers are using their skills to forge a variety of career opportunities in the entertainment industry, and leverage your cosplay skills to meet industry contacts. You'll gain the knowledge that could elevate your hobby into a career!

Friday July 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

5:00pm

Inside the Writers' Room: Writing and Producing For Star Trek
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 11, 03:30PM
Explore 50 years on the final frontier as the writers and creators of some of Star Trek's greatest moments look back at what it takes to write for sci-fi's first franchise and offer some unsolicited advice on how to insure that Star Trek continues to live long and prosper for the next 50 years. Boldly go inside the writers' room with legendary showrunner Ronald D. Moore (TNG, Deep Space Nine, Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), Naren Shankar (The Next Generation, The Expanse, CSI), Fred Dekker (Enterprise, The Monster Squad, Predator), Michael Sussman (Voyager, Enterprise, Perception), and Robert Hewitt Wolfe (Deep Space Nine, Elementary). Moderated by Mark A. Altman (The Fifty-Year Mission: The First 25 Years, The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years)

Friday July 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 7AB

5:00pm

Man of Action Universe Building
Man of Action legends Joe Casey (Sex, Officer Downe), Joe Kelly (I Kill Giants, Deadpool), Duncan Rouleau (The Great Unknown, The Nightmarist), and Steven T. Seagle (It's a bird . . ., Camp Midnight) bring their world-renowned workshop on universe building to Comic-Con. They will talk through some of their creative processes for their monster hits, including Ben 10 and Big Hero 6 for Marvel, which became Disney's Academy Award-winning film, and teach the ins and outs of creating compelling intellectual property from the ground up, with hands-on exercises. Attendees will need to bring something to write on, something to write with, and big batch of brain power, as the Man of Action crew and the audience will, over the course of the panel, build a new story universe!

Friday July 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 23ABC

5:00pm

Manga Publishing Pros Industry Roundtable
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 04:51PM
After a few years of fading fortunes, manga publishing is catching its second wind. More manga and light novels are hitting the shelves in bookstores and comic shops, and more titles than ever are available in digital formats the same day/date as in Japan. So have things truly turned around for Japanese comics in North America? Get a taste of what's hot, what's not, and what's next for manga in North America and Japan from top publishing pros, including Kurt Hassler (publisher and managing director, Yen Press), Michael Gombos (director of international publishing and licensing, Dark Horse Comics), Ben Applegate (associate director, publisher services, Penguin Random House), Erik Ko (chief of operations, Udon Entertainment), Stu Levy (TOKYOPOP) and possibly a surprise guest or two! Moderated by Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly, Anime News Network).

Friday July 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 4

5:00pm

Mold, Resin, 3D Printing and FX Techniques
Samuel Girgis (owner of BiggerBoxModels) will discuss modeling techniques business ideas in the "Garage Kit" world. Fon Davis (25-year veteran of miniature VFX who has worked on over 25 feature films including the Star Wars series) will give you a behind-the-scenes peek at the world of practical VFX and how they fit in the digital world. Roman Dodge will share the practical uses of 3D printers in the world of "Garage Kits."

Friday July 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 30CDE

5:00pm