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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
 
Thursday, July 21
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4:30pm

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
 
Friday, July 22
 

11:00am

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

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

11:00am

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

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

12:00pm

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

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

12:00pm

Space Command: Bold Adventures in the Far Reaches of Space
Science fiction Legend Marc Scott Zicree (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Twilight Zone Companion), Emmy-winning VFX genius Ron Thornton (Star Trek Voyager, Babylon 5) and sci-fi superstar members of the cast present the world premiere of the spectacular opening sequence of Space Command: Redemption, the epic adventure web series that spans 150 years of galactic history! Featuring the awesome cast: Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth), Bill Mumy (Lost in Space, Twilight Zone), Bob Picardo (Star Trek Voyager, Total Recall), Mira Furlan (Babylon 5, Lost), Bruce Boxleitner (Tron, Babylon 5), Mike Harney (Orange Is the New Black), Christina Moses (Containment), James Hong (Big Trouble in Little China), Faran Tahir (Star Trek), and worldwide Talent Search winners Ethan McDowell, Bryan McClure, and Sara Maraffino. With music by David Raiklen, plus a Q&A session and behind-the-scenes video.

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

1:00pm

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

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

1:00pm

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

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

2:00pm

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

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

2:00pm

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

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

3:00pm

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

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

3:00pm

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

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

4:00pm

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

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

4:00pm

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

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

5:00pm

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

Friday July 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library
 
Saturday, July 23
 

10:00am

Once Upon a Time: Teaching Fables, Fairy Tales, and Myths with Comics and Graphic Novels
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 11, 08:59AM
From around the world and across the centuries come stories that have been passed down, retold, translated, adapted, and studied for generations. Bring fairy tales, fables, folktales, legends, myths, and tall tales into your classroom with comics and graphic novel adaptations that bring these tales to life and provide depth and complexity in the interplay between text and image and in the creators' imaginative retellings. Featuring creators Chris Duffy (editor,Fable Comics, Fairy Tale Comics, Nursery Rhyme Comics, SpongeBob Comics), Alexis Fajardo (Kid Beowulf), Ben Hatke (Mighty Jack), Kel McDonald (Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales), and Dr. Katie Monnin (Teaching New Literacies in Elementary Language Arts), with moderator Tracy Edmunds, M.A.Ed. (Graphic Novels Are Elementary!).

Saturday July 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

11:00am

Teaching History with Graphic Novels
From the Revolutionary War to current events, graphic novels pull readers into history. Comics have been shown to improve reader engagement while enhancing both comprehension and retention. And with the new emphasis on reading nonfiction, academic vocabulary, and reading in the subject areas, comics are more relevant than ever. Educational experts and creators present the best in comics and graphic novels for teaching history and social studies. Featuring Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales), Jonathan Hennessey (The U.S. Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation, The Comic Book Story of Video Games), Tim Smyth (high school history teacher), Illya Kowalchuk, M.Ed. (Pop Culture Classroom), Amy Chu (publisher, Alpha Girl Comics), and moderator Tom Racine (Tall Tale Radio).

Saturday July 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

11:00am

The Loikamania Podcast: One More Time
Pat Loika (The Loikamania Podcast) brings some friends back together for a mini-reunion, catching up on various projects, talking some process, and of course, doing a Q&A. Featuring Kris Anka (artist, Uncanny X-Men, Captain Marvel), Jody Houser (writer, Faith, Orpan Black), Kelly Fitzpatrick (colorist, Bitch Planet, DC Bombshells) and James S. Rich (senior editor, Vertigo Comics).

Saturday July 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

12:00pm

Game On: Teach Students to Create Content-Themed Games
Illya Kowalchuk (director of education, Pop Culture Classroom), Adam Kullberg (PCC's education program manager), and Layman Kingsford (Elf Quest Adventure Gam e, HouseBoy, Dog Walker) discuss how teachers can use game design to enhance content retention, as well as strengthen literacy, art, critical thinking, problem solving, research, and cooperation skills.

Saturday July 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

12:00pm

Nerdibles: The Best Podcast You're Not Listening To
Panelists include R. A. Rayne, Kris Koller, Travis Jones, Sebastian Gordlis, and Ethan Benjamin. Nerdibles spotlights Emmy-nominated voiceover actor Eric Bauza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Puss 'n Boots). Learn about the art and business of voice acting. Come test out your voiceover talent and perform a script with a real voiceover actor.

Saturday July 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

Teaching STEM with Comics
Bring a one-two punch to teaching STEM: text and images teaming up in comics! Comics have been shown to improve reader engagement while enhancing both comprehension and retention. And with the new emphasis on reading nonfiction, academic vocabulary, and reading in the subject areas, comics are more relevant than ever. Education experts and creators they present the best in comics and graphic novels for teaching science, technology, engineering and math. Featuring Paige Braddock (Stinky Cecil, creative director, Schulz Studio), Jim McClain (Solution Squad), Betsy Gomez (CBLDF), Jen Aprahamian (CTO of VINA), Mairghread Scott (writer, Transformers: Till All Are One, Guardians of the Galaxy), Rebecca Thompson, Ph.D. (head of public outreach, American Physical Society), and moderator Tracy Edmunds, M.A.Ed. (Graphic Novels are Elementary!).

Saturday July 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

The Kaiju Kingdom Podcast: Discuss Legendary Monsters
Jessica Tseang and Chris Eaton of The Kaiju Kingdom Podcast bring together some of the greats of kaiju history, just in time for the release of Shin Godzilla by Toho Studios. Mat Nastos (Disney's Phineas and Ferb, Shogun Knight) and other very special guests talk about how their chosen professions have been vastly inspired by their love of kaijus. From those who worked on Ultraman, Godzilla, Gamera, Power Rangers and more, there is no monster that won't be discussed.

Saturday July 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

Children of Tendu Live: Episode Two: Tendu with a Vengeance
Want to write for TV? Learn how the sausage is made? Jose Molina and Javier Grillo-Marxuach, writer/producers of Lost, Firefly, Agent Carter, and The 100, spill the beans, tell the truths, and dispense advice in this informative live presentation of their popular podcast.

Saturday July 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

Solution Squad: Teaching Math Through Comics
Veteran teacher Jim McClain presents Solution Squad, an all-ages comic featuring superheroes with powers and names based on math concepts. There is math embedded in every single page of the 32-page comic book. This workshop will take you through Solution Squad #1 step-by-step, showing how the digitally projectable and print comics can be used for direct instruction, as mnemonics for vocabulary and as springboards for deeper mathematical conversations and explorations that will stick with students throughout their entire school careers.

Saturday July 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

3:00pm

Lost Fans Unite with Jay and Jack
Are you a fan of ABC's Lost? Then join Jay and Jack Glatfelter for their 10th annual SDCC panel! The co-hosts of the popular "Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack" will discuss the thoughts, theories, and legacy of one of the best serialized TV shows of all time.

Saturday July 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

3:00pm

Nerd and Geek Culture in High Schools: Graphic Novels, Gamification, and Gamer's Guilds
Nerd and geek culture has come into the mainstream. Most people accept it, and many who were previously uncomfortable with their nerdy tendencies are not ashamed any more. With this wide acceptance, we are now able to objectively study the practical values of nerd culture. Caitlyn Zaksheske (Eisner Graphic Novel Growth Grant 2015 winner, head librarian, Yuma High School), Matthew Zaksheske (psychology and sociology teacher, Gila Ridge High School), Neil Peters (English teacher, Cibola High School), and moderator John Shableski (VP of sales, UDON Entertainment/special projects; Will & Ann Family Eisner Foundation) discuss how the field of education can apply the values of nerd and geek culture to aid not only in the classroom but in the library and in extracurricular activities.

Saturday July 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

4:00pm

A Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones Fan Discussion
Amin Javadi (Podcast of Ice and Fire, Bastards of Kingsgrave), Ashley Mitruk (Podcast of Ice and Fire), Kyle Maddock (Podcast of Ice and Fire, AfterBuzzTV), and Tara Lynne (The Geekiary) discuss popular and obscure fan theories, compare the books to the television show, and take part in a general Q&A.

Saturday July 23, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

4:00pm

The Nerd in the Classroom: Comics as an Educational Tool
Education's all-things nerd networking resource returns to Comic-Con. This year's edition will have a focus on student-generated comics, with an emphasis on autobiographical and memoir narratives. Learn from experts Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics), Randy Duncan (The Power of Comics: History, Form and Culture), Michael Ray Taylor (Creating Comics as Journalism, Memoir and Nonfiction), and Patrick Murphy (Fremont High/Weber State University).

Saturday July 23, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

5:00pm

geekEd VI: College and the Nerd Brain
Learn how to take your fandom with you to college and how to find your tribe once you're there. "Quirk Theory" can give you insight into why someone who has been marginalized in high school thrives once they reach college. A panel of educators from across the country show you how they make geek communities on college campuses. Brian MacDonald (UCLA), Alfred Day (UC Berkeley), Kamil Oshundara (UCLA), Rod Santos (UC Berkeley), Geralyn Williams (University of San Diego), and Emily Sandoval (USC) will show you how to enhance the geek college experience.

Saturday July 23, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library