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Thursday, July 21
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
 
Friday, July 22
 

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

10:30am

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

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

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

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

8:00pm

Star Wars Trivia Panel
The San Diego Star Wars Society has prepared a challenging, fun-filled trivia game for fans of the galaxy far, far away. The first game round is for kids ages 5-11, followed by three adult game rounds (ages 12 and up). Test your knowledge of the Star Wars universe, and win valuable prizes. The trivia panel hosts are Brendan Prout, Linda Crispien, Leia Hornedo, Carlos Munoz, David Gutierrez and Shawn Mullen.

Friday July 22, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 7AB
 
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

1:00pm

The Kids Comics Revolution
The kids' comics industry has changed drastically in the last decade, with more kids than ever starting to read comics. Authors Emily Carroll (Through the Woods), John Patrick Green (Hippoptamister), Noelle Stevenson (Nimona), G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel), and Gene Luen Yang (National Ambassador for Young People's Literature) discuss how and why that change has happened and what's so awesome about it. Moderated by Tracy Brown (LA Times Hero Complex).

Saturday July 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 29AB

2:00pm

Sid & Marty Krofft
Sid and Marty Krofft have created and produced some of the most iconic names in family entertainment for over 40 years and are still in action today. Digital platforms such as Amazon Prime (Sigmund and The Sea Monsters starring David Arquette), cable network Nickelodeon (Mutt & Stuff), and iTunes and Fullscreen (Electra Woman and Dyna Girl starring Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart) are all currently thrilling today's audiences with three new Krofft productions. Join Sid and Marty Krofft along with moderator David Arquette and Bradley Zweig (executive producer of Mutt & Stuff) for this very special event, which also features a video appearance by Helbig and Hart.

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

2:30pm

Disney XD's Pickle and Peanut & Future Worm
Join the creators and stars of Disney XD's animated series Pickle and Peanut and upcoming series Future Worm! Panelists include show creators Noah Jones and Joel Trussell (Pickle and Peanut) and Ryan Quincy (Future Worm!). See exclusive clips from the shows, as well as sneak peeks of new animated shows coming soon.

Saturday July 23, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 5AB

4:00pm

Let's Make a Comic: Parents & Kids Together Time
Parents, bring your kiddos, a few sheets of paper and a pencil, and let's get your kids making comics! Comics educator, former Marvel editor, and Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt presents a quick, child-based, tutorial on how to get your child's creativity flowing onto the page. In quick and easy steps, Andy will teach you and your child how to make a comic story on just one sheet of paper, how to learn to draw anything, and get you and your child making a comic, right in this session! How awesome is that?

Saturday July 23, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 30CDE
 
Sunday, July 24
 

10:00am

Calling All Kids: The Great Draw-Off
A panel of bestselling kids' comics creators engage in a live draw-off with audience participation. Perfect for kids of all ages! Featuring comic greats Jeffrey Brown (Jedi Academy), Nathan Hale (Hazardous Tales), Dana Simpson (Phoebe and Her Unicorn), Lucas Turnbloom (Dream Jumpers), and Judd Winnick (Hilo). This interactive experience will by moderated by sibling duo Jennifer and Matthew Holm (Babymouse, Sunny Side Up), with color commentary and sound effects by Tom Racine (Tall Tale Radio podcast).

Sunday July 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 30CDE

10:00am

Camp Out with Lumberjanes
Pack your bags, bring your s'mores kit, and get your badges ready! The brilliant minds and collaborators behind the breakout hit Lumberjanes (published by the BOOM! Studios imprint BOOM! Box), including Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, Chynna Clugston Flores, and editor Dafna Pleban, discuss the book's runaway success, what's in the pipeline for Mal, Molly, April, Jo, and Ripley, their current crossover with DC's Gotham Academy, and the importance of hardcore lady types. Moderated by BOOM! Studios associate editor Whitney Leopard.

Sunday July 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 25ABC

10:00am

Emily the Strange Panel Experience
Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger and illustrator Buzz Parker and special guest Strangers to get the insider scoop on final chapter of the all-ages Dark Horse comic book series Emily and the Strangers, including sneak peeks of new artwork and story lines from the final volume. Rob and Buzz will unveil new Emily the Strange works of art, a collaboration where Emily meets the Atomic Dog and gets Funkadelicized, and the latest on the long process of developing an animated feature film and TV show. Rob and Buzz will discuss their creative process of collaborating together for over 13 years. And as always, audience participation will be encouraged with plenty of rewards for being strange. Oh yeah, bring your Q's for some A's. Be there! or get lost!

Sunday July 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 32AB

10:00am

IDW: Kids Rule
From My Little Pony to Strawberry Shortcake, and Skylanders to TMNT Animated and X-Files: Origins to Disney, IDW loves kids' comics and love even more the kids who read them! Hear from the writers and editors of their all-ages fare and then stay for the best Q&A at SDCC since every question is open only to nonadults! Hosted by editors Sarah Gaydos and Bobby Curnow, with Derek Charm, Jake Goldman, and Haley Mancini (Powerpuff Girls), Jodie Houser (X-Files: Origins), Caleb Goellner (TMNT: Animated), Sara Richard (MLP), and Tony Fleece (MLP). Plus prizes for all kids in attendance!

Sunday July 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 4

10:00am

World Premiere of DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 15, 04:42PM
Girls around the world now have their very own Super Hero universe in which to play, watch, read and be inspired! To further bring this all-new realm to life, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing DC Super Hero Girls shorts, TV specials and – as a Comic-Con exclusive presentation – the World Premiere of DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year. After the screening, voice cast members and filmmakers will discuss the animated feature-length movie, as well as spotlight the partnership between WB Consumer Products, DC Entertainment and Mattel in bringing the DC Super Hero Girls to life with a full line of action dolls, figures, accessories and playsets in the Fall of 2016. Also on the docket is a look at DC’s first-ever original graphic novel for DC Super Hero Grisl, as well as books from Random House. DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year features some of the top voice actors in the industry. Panelists will include the voice of Wonder Woman, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery); the voice of Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy, Tara Strong (The Fairly Oddparents, My Little Pony) and the voice of Supergirl, Anais Fairweather (DC Super Hero Girls), alongside producer Jennifer Coyle (Bob’s Burgers), director Cecelia Aranovich (Bob’s Burgers), screenwriter/author Shea Fontana (Doc McStuffins, The 7D) and award-winning author Lisa Yee (DC Super Hero Girls books, American Girl books), as well as several surprise guests. DC All-Access host Tiffany Smith will moderate the panel. And everyone in attendance will receive a special DC Super Hero Girls gift courtesy of WB Consumer Products. The stellar voice cast also includes Mae Whitman (Batgirl/Barbara Gordon), Teala Dunn (Bumblebee) and Stephanie Sheh (Katana). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on August 23, 2016 on DVD.

Sunday July 24, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Room 6BCF

11:00am

Cartoon Design for Creative Kids
Kristian Andrew Sather (Cartoon Design Revealed), Doug Lothers (animation instructor), and John Gaydos (animation instructor) demonstrate how to draw fun and funny cartoon characters at this popular workshop. They will reveal the techniques used to construct funny cartoon characters using basic geometric shapes in various sizes, with additional simple elements. If you know how to draw a circle, a square, a rectangle, and a triangle, then you can draw fun cartoon characters.

Sunday July 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 30CDE

11:00am

Knock, Knock: Bestselling Kid's Book Authors Bring the Funny
Knock, knock jokes. Fart noises. The word "butt." Hilarious books for kids succeed at making everyone laugh, including grownups who haven't quite grown up. Moderator David Mariotte leads children's book authors Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series), Dan Santat (Are We There Yet?), Ed Masessa (Wandmaker), Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom (Dream Jumper), and Brandon T. Snider (Peter Powers and His Not-So-Super Powers) discuss their personal formulas for creating funny books-and getting paid for it! Leave the milk at home, as there are no guarantees it won't come shooting out of your nose while watching this panel.

Sunday July 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 25ABC

11:00am

Monster Battle Time
Six artists team up to draw monsters described by audience members in the most extreme battle of 2016! Featuring the talents of Sarah Graley (Rick and Morty: Lil' Poopy Superstar, Our Super Adventure), D. J. Kirkland (Black Mage), and Zach Lehner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse). Free comics for all attendees.

Sunday July 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 32AB

12:00pm

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Gene Yang
Celebrate Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender with the brilliant mind of Eisner winner Gene Yang, along with guests panelists. They'll discussing story lines and tease the future in a panel full of surprises and behind-the-scenes stories.

Sunday July 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 24ABC

12:00pm

How (and Why) Kids Started Reading Comics Again
How (and why) did comics and graphic novels for kids go from a sliver of the market to dominating the sales charts? And what's next for the category? New York Times bestselling cartoonist Raina Telgemeier (Drama, Sisters) and children's librarian Eva Volin are joined by comic industry insiders Gina Gagliano (marketing manager, First Second Books), Adam Staffaroni (senior editor, ROAR Comics), and Sarah Gaydos (editor, IDW) to discuss their theories. Moderated by Josh Elder (executive director, Reading With Pictures).

Sunday July 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 25ABC

1:00pm

Kids Crafts: Introduction to Steampunk
Starr Wilde (Steampunk artist and owner of Steampunk Fortress) introduces the origins of the Steampunk genre, examples in books, film/tv and the variety of ways that Steampunk can be expressed through art. Ofelia de Romanus (Steampunk artist/blogger) will discuss Steampunk in video games and introduce the hat project. Attendees will be given hat or bracelet/keychain project and assemble them with assistance if needed. There will be a Q&A session to answer any questions.

Sunday July 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 30CDE

1:00pm

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
Tommy Andreasen (showrunner), Kevin and Dan Hageman (writers, Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu), join Simon Lucas (design lead), Christopher Stamp (designer), and Nelson Lamonica (property lead) discuss the latest season of the Cartoon Network TV series, offer a behind-the-scenes look at the development of the toys, and talk about new stories in the Ninjago universe. Vincent Tong (voice actor) will discuss his role as the voice of Kai, the Red Ninja. Moderated by Brian Bowler (marketing director).

Sunday July 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 7AB

1:00pm

Sailor Moon
VIZ Media is releasing the 200-episode classic Sailor Moon series for the first time on Blu-ray, with an all-new completely uncut and uncensored English dub. Members of the VIZ Animation team describe all the ins and outs of the production of this legendary anime series as well as news about the all new series Sailor Moon Crystal!

Sunday July 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 6A

2:00pm

KidLit Literary Agents
Learn from children's book literary agents Deborah Warren (East-West Literary), Kelly Sonnack (Andrea Brown Literary), Taylor Martindale Kean (Full Circle Literary), Jill Corcoran (Jill Corcoran Literary), and Jennifer Azantian (Jennifer Azantian Literary) about writing children's books, acquiring representation, and becoming traditionally published. Moderated by picture book author Henry Herz (Mabel & the Queen of Dreams).

Sunday July 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 24ABC

2:00pm

Manga Tutorials For Kids
eigoMANGA's team of manga artists and animators will teach kids of all ages tutorials on manga illustrations and storytelling. Join this workshop with seasoned manga artist Mino Miyabi (The Voice of Innocence, 5D), and Austin Osueke (Vanguard Princess, Rumble Pak).

Sunday July 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 30CDE

3:00pm

Animaniacs Live!
It's time for Animaniacs, live! Join the voice cast of the iconic animated series Animaniacs Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille and Jess Harnell, along with series songwriter Randy Rogel for a zany, animany, and totally insaney afternoon as they perform songs from the beloved cartoon. Animaniacs Live! will be coming to a city near you.

Sunday July 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 6DE

3:00pm

Kids Draw Superheroes
A panel of professional cartoonists and graphic novelists draw superheroes based on suggestions from the audience. They will walk the kids through how they approach character design and basic drawing technique. They will also talk about superhero powers and abilities and a little about the history of comics as well. Then they'll help kids draw their own characters with the provided worksheets.

Sunday July 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2

3:00pm

Paper Toys
Renee Jablow (Grammy-nominated paper engineer and author) returns to Comic-Con to lead a workshop making paper toys. Participants will make paper toys of popular licensed character featured in a recently published books by Studio Fun International (previously Reader's Digest Children's Publishing).

Sunday July 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 30CDE