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Thursday, July 21
 

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

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

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

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

2:30pm

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

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

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

5:45pm

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

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
 
Friday, July 22
 

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

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

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

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

6:00pm

Simpsons Collector Group
Simpsons collectors of the world, unite! Take a break from the busy convention floor and get a chance to meet and mingle with fellow collectors of Simpsons merchandise from all over the country. This gathering, hosted by the staff of the Simpsons Collectors website, is a great chance to network with other collectors and share your experiences in the hobby with others. Meet the Simpsons collectors you see on the message board and put faces to names.

Friday July 22, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

7:30pm

Action Figure Insider Presents: Behind the Plastic: Toy Designers and Art Directors
Veteran designers and art directors discuss the toy making process, concepting, pitching, problem solving, packaging, and more. Get the inside track on what happens before our heroes become plastic and the trials and tribulations of the design, approval, and production of the toys and collectibles you love. AFI has gathered a diverse grouping of panelists including Jose Alvarez (senior designer, Jakks Pacific), Bill Beneke (senior project designer, Mattel), Jim Fletcher (creative director, creative services at DC Entertainment), Jean St. Jean (co-owner, head sculptor, designer at Creatureplica), Jason Langston (staff designer at Mattel), Jerry Macaluso (supervising art director, Pop Culture Shock Collectibles), and Brock Otterback (creative director, toys/collectibles, Mondo). Hosted by Daniel Pickett (ActionFigureInsider, Geek Shall Inherit Podcast).

Friday July 22, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 26AB
 
Saturday, July 23
 

11:30am

Monster High
Welcome to Monster High! Be the first to experience exclusive scenes from upcoming movies with new character introductions and real-time commentary from the creators! The panel, hosted by "Draculaura" (voice actress Debi Derryberry), also allows for fan Q&A with toy and packaging designers and content creators. There will also be fan costume contest with fantastic prizes for the winners.

Saturday July 23, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 5AB

1:30pm

Minimates Mini-Figures: Marvel, TMNT & Beyond
Diamond Select Toys president Chuck Terceira and prototype painter Brian Felgar discuss what's coming up for the long-running 2-inch toy line, including Aliens, Predator, and Doctor Strange. Marketing supervisor Zach Oat moderates.

Saturday July 23, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 8

3:00pm

Star Trek The Official Starships Collection: Designing and Filming Starships
Star Trek concept designer Rick Sternbach and visual effects producer Dan Curry discuss exactly what it takes to take a starship from the page to the screen and how the process has changed since Star Trek: The Next Generation debuted in 1987 with the introduction of CG. The panel will be moderated by Ben Robinson (Eaglemoss Collections), and everyone who attends will receive a free model Starship from Eaglemoss's collection.

Saturday July 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 28DE

4:00pm

Hasbro Marvel
The Hasbro and Marvel product experts discuss some exciting news around Hasbro's ever popular Marvel LEGENDS action figure line. Attendees will also get a sneak peek of upcoming Marvel action figures, followed by Q&A for your burning Marvel action figure questions.

Saturday July 23, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 25ABC

6:30pm

Serious Play: Creating Designer Toys with Kickstarter
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 19, 01:50PM
An in-depth discussion of cutting edge toy-making. Join Jamie Tanner (Kickstarter's comics outreach lead), Karen Kilpatrick (Jazwings, Panda-A-Panda), Eric "Cornboy" Mayse (Four Horsemen Studios) and Bill Murphy (Fresh Monkey Fiction, Amazing Heroes Action Figures) as they talk about creating toys using Kickstarter.

Saturday July 23, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 26AB

7:30pm

Action Figure Insider Presents: Toy Collecting: Return of the Killer Licenses
It is a golden age to be a geek, with a new Star Wars movie every year, multiple Marvel movies, the cinematic DC Comics Justice League forming, and more Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-not to mention all of the TV projects like The Walking Dead, The Flash, Powers, and Arrow! With those projects come toys and collectibles! Learn how these companies are handing production and security for some of the biggest licenses of all time, how retailers are stocking them, and where collectors are going to put this avalanche of awesome new stuff! Panelists include Steven Anne (category manager, toys/licensing at Walgreens), Kevin Kiniry (vice president, creative services at DC Entertainment), Scott Neitlich (VP of marketing, Jada Toys), and Andy Otchiltree (senior manager, Global Brand Marketing, Star Wars at Hasbro).

Saturday July 23, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 8
 
Sunday, July 24
 

11:15am

LEGO Dimensions
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The LEGO Group offer Comic-Con attendees a new glimpse inside the ever-expanding realm of LEGO Dimensions. Be among the first to see a new trailer, new characters, and game features in this unparalleled mash-up game experience. Featuring key members of the TT Games development team and voice acting talent. All attendees will receive a limited-edition LEGO Green Arrow minifigure! LEGO Dimensions is now available for PlayStation4 and PlayStation3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the Wii U system.

Sunday July 24, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6DE

12:00pm

Ball-Jointed Dolls Collectors Group
Doll creators, owners and enthusiasts discuss the world of ball-jointed resin dolls from companies such as Volks, Fairyland, Luts, Iplehouse, and many others. Panelists will share the artistic process behind the creation and customization of ball-jointed dolls, as well as information about the expanding BJD collector community. You'll have the opportunity to learn the basics about BJDs and pick up tips on customizing, maintaining, and photographing these beautiful dolls. Share the beauty of your own unique doll, or just see the many dolls on display. From tiny to towering, it's a great opportunity to experience the different types of dolls in the world of BJDs. Make new friends, both real and resin!

Sunday July 24, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 32AB

2:45pm

LEGO Nexo Knights: Behind the Scenes
Get a look at the newest property from The LEGO Goup: Nexo Knights! Tommy Andreasen (showrunner) and Mark Hoffeimeir (writer) discuss the characters and the development of the TV series seen on Cartoon Network. Samuel Johnson (senior designer) and Mark Stafford (senior designer) talk about the product design process and Melissa Pickering (design manager) talks about creating a digital experience that bridges the digital and the physical. Vincent Tong (voice actor) joins the panel to talk about bringing the character of Jestro to life on screen. Moderated by Brian Bowler (marketing director).

Sunday July 24, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 5AB

3:00pm

Inside DST: Ghostbusters, Star Trek, Marvel & More!
Diamond Select Toys president Chuck Terceira and prototype painter Jason Wires discuss upcoming action figures, statues, ships, and banks for Doctor Strange, Gotham, and more! Marketing supervisor Zach Oat moderates.

Sunday July 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 24ABC