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Thursday, July 21
 

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

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

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

6:45pm

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

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
 
Friday, July 22
 

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

5:00pm

Writing for the Computer Gaming Industry
Storytelling is entering a new golden age in the computer gaming industry. This panel of insiders share their experiences in creating some of the best-reviewed narrative-driven titles in gaming history. Neal Hallford (Betrayal at Krondor: Remastered), Chris Avellone (Divinity: Original Sin II), Anne Toole (Horizon Zero Dawn), John Zuur Platten (Ingress), Geoffrey Thorne (The Librarians), Jean Leggett (Betwixt), and Blair Leggett (StoryStylus) promise an entertaining and informative hour. Moderated by Jana Hallford (Swords & Circuitry: A Designer's Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games).

Friday July 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 9

6:00pm

Exploding Kittens and The Oatmeal
Exploding Kittens and The Oatmeal (Matthew Inman) have a panel! Wherein talking, cavorting, scribbling, gyrating, ridiculing, sneak peeking, signing, head-desking, reveling, responding, and much hooplah will transpire.

Friday July 22, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 25ABC

7:00pm

Cards Against Humanity
The weirdos behind Cards Against Humanity will share the secrets of their biggest pranks and stunts, like the time they sent 30,000 fans a box of poop or created a for-real Donald Trump survival kit. This panel features the exclusive trailer for Avengers 4: Attack of the Kissing.

Friday July 22, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 25ABC

7:00pm

Community Video Gaming, Local LAN and Live Events
Local gaming and community leaders discuss the gaming scene in and around San Diego. Find out how you can join in on the fun events, including tournaments and social LAN play, as well as how you can start your own communities in your own area.

Friday July 22, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 
Saturday, July 23
 

1:00pm

Spotlight on Pokémon Adventures Creators
The creative team behind VIZ Media's Pokémon Adventures manga, Hidenori Kusaka (writer) and Satoshi Yamamoto (artist), will lead this special panel presentation. Attendees will be treated to a sneak peek into this duo's unique working relationship and some insight into the process behind the creation of the bestselling manga based on the blockbuster Pokémon video games. Attendees will receive a limited-edition poster.

Saturday July 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

6:30pm

Magic: The Gathering Panel: Blogatog Live
Magic head designer Mark Rosewater hosts this one-man panel in which he will re-create his daily blog answering the audience's questions about the making of the popular trading card game.

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

7:00pm

All About Live Action Role Playing
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 04:14PM
LARP, or live-action role playing has been depicted (semi-accurately) in movies likeKnights of Badassdom and Role-Models; TV shows like ABC's The Quest and CW's Supernatural; comic books like LARP! (Dark Horse), and novels like It's All Fun and Games, debuting this weekend from Nerdist in partnership with Inkshares. But what is LARP, really, and how can you join the fun? Panelists will explain the current state of LARP and where it is going, from using apps to record health and power levels like a real-life video game to larping in the classrooms as pedagogy. They'll help you begin or improve your game with tons of info and some unbelievable giveaways. Featuring Dave Barrett (author, It's All Fun & Games), Kristin Brumley (creator, Basic Adventuring 101 webseries, Cake Golem Productions larp marketing), Ford Ivey (creator, NERO Larp and Legacy game system), Mark Mensch (creator, Adventures Unlimited, author, Alliance LARP Tales of Fortannis anthologies), Cheyenne Rain (creator of LARP House webseries), Alec Patton (Chula Vista high school teacher) and moderator Aaron Vanek (editor-in-chief, Larp World Magazine, co-creator of the LARP Census).

Saturday July 23, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

7:30pm

Geek & Sundry's Critical Role Cast Q&A
Join in this Q&A with Dungeon Master extraordinaire Matthew Mercer and members of the cast of this epic Dungeons & Dragons live-streamed campaign.

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

7:30pm

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 18, 11:19AM
The Final Fantasy franchise returns with Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, the fully CG animated movie and Final Fantasy XV, the highly anticipated video game. Takeshi Nozue (director), Liam Mulvey (voice/motion capture actor), Andrea Tivadar (capture model), Dan Inoue (lead writer/localization director), and Mat Kishimoto (Square Enix US product marketing director) share exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, debut the full-length movie trailer, and provide fans with a rare opportunity to hear about the franchise from their perspective. Moderated by IGN's Marty Sliva.

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

8:30pm

Official Gaia Online Panel
Chris Castagnetto (DJ Helsing) is proud to be hosting the Official Gaia Online panel. This is your chance to meet the Gaia staff, get your burning questions answered, and take a sneak peek at some of the great stuff Gaia has planned for 2016. Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes.

Saturday July 23, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 7AB
 
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

Rogues, Half-Elves, and Magic Missle: A Beginner's Guide to Dungeons & Dragons
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 15, 09:13AM
Not sure what a Tiefling is? Don't know the difference between a Warlock and a Wizard? Been itching to slay some ogres? While the world of Dungeons & Dragons may seem overwhelming, we promise it's really not! Join both new and veteran D&D players on the panel as we take you through all the basics you need to get started and show you how to find others to adventure with in person or online! A super-friendly, non-intimidating intro to D&D for anyone who's thought about playing or is just getting started. Moderated by Jeff Burns (Super Geeked Up, D&D Monday Night Mayhem) and featuring Erika Ishii (Geek & Sundry Twitch host), Eric C. Campbell (Signal Boost, The Flog), Ivan Van Norman (Saving Throw, TableTop), Shannon Arrant (Criddia, D&D Monday Night Mayhem), and Jennifer Kretchmer (Dollhouse, Veronica Mars). Plus a quick live D&D session right on the spot! So assemble your party and join us for your first adventure!

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

1:45pm

Re-Imagining Reality: Bringing Games into the Real World with Ingress and Pokemon GO
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 22, 10:09PM
John Hanke, founder of Niantic and pioneer of real world gaming, and host Chris Hardwick will discuss the past, present and future of extending games beyond the screen and re-imagining reality through the lens of Ingress and Pokémon GO

Sunday July 24, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Hall H

3:00pm

Pac-Man to Mario: Retro Video Games and Video Game History
Learn about the rich and entertaining history of video games and why you keep going back to playing games that are 20 and 30 years old. A brief overview of the milestones in video game history will be presented: the rise of Atari in the late '70s, the Video Game Crash of 1983, the dominance of Nintendo in the '80s, and so on. Following will be a discussion about the current retro video game boom, seen in the popularity of video game collecting, "retro-style" indie games, and YouTube shows and conventions covering retro video games. Panelists include Pat Contri (author of Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library, Pat the NES Punk), James Rolfe (Angry Video Game Nerd, Cinemassacre), Ian Ferguson (Completely Unnecessary Podcast), Andre Meadows (Black Nerd Comedy), and Dan Eardley (Pixel Dan toy reviews).

Sunday July 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 32AB

4:00pm

Tabletop Roleplaying Games in the Digital Era
Nolan T. Jones (Roll20 co-founder) and Steve Koontz (Roll20 programmer) discuss how popular pen-and-paper games have migrated online, as well as offer tips for virtual tabletop gaming.

Sunday July 24, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 32AB