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Thursday, July 21

12:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Horton Grand Theatre

1:30pm PDT

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 PDT
Horton Grand Theatre

3:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Horton Grand Theatre

4:30pm PDT

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 PDT
Horton Grand Theatre

5:45pm PDT

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 PDT
Horton Grand Theatre

7:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Horton Grand Theatre
Friday, July 22

1:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Horton Grand Theatre

2:30pm PDT

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 PDT
Horton Grand Theatre

4:00pm PDT

[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 PDT
Horton Grand Theatre

7:00pm PDT

Howl's Moving Castle Screening
Howl's Moving Castle is another visually spectacular tale of imagination from Hayao Miyazaki. Join Her Universe and Hot Topic for Studio Ghibli trivia, prizes, and a special screening of the enchanting film. Hosted by Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein.

Friday July 22, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Horton Grand Theatre
Saturday, July 23

11:30am PDT

Creating Universes
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson (Cosmos, Star Talk) hosts an A-List panel of creators, including Len Wein (co-creator of Swamp Thing and Wolverine), who will discuss how universes are formed with the imagination and with science. Renowned artist Rob Prior (Game of Thrones, Star Wars) will provide a live painting exhibition during the panel.

Saturday July 23, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Horton Grand Theatre

1:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Horton Grand Theatre

2:30pm PDT

Vice Principals
Vice Principals, the new HBO comedy series starring Danny McBride and Walton Goggins, makes its Comic-Con debut. Moderated by The Nerdist Podcast's Matt Mira, with McBride, Goggins, and executive producer Jody Hill. Created by McBride and Hill, who also created HBO's Eastbound & Down, Vice Principals is a dark comedy series that tells the story of a high school and the two people who almost run it: the vice principals. McBride and Goggins star as the rival administrators who are in an epic power struggle, vying for the top spot: to be school principal. The half-hour show airs on Sundays at 10:30, beginning on July 17.

Saturday July 23, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Horton Grand Theatre

4:00pm PDT

Nerdist News Live
Jessica Chobot and the rest of the Nerdist News gang bring you the latest in movie, TV, comic book, gaming, and tech news. Find out how the magic happens behind the scenes, catch some surprise special guests, and join the conversation with an exclusive Q&A.

Saturday July 23, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Horton Grand Theatre

5:30pm PDT

The Final Girls & The Future of The Midnight Movie
The creatives and select cast behind 2015's cult-classic in the making, The Final Girls, and actual fan-favortie final girls from horror films throughout the years discuss the film's road to the screen, its midnight movie roots, what the rules are for a final girl in this day and age, and what makes a modern and classic midnight movie favorite! Bonus: watch select scenes with the cast and final girls and join them in suggesting Rocky Horror style rituals to enact in future viewings of the film. Panelists include director Todd Strauss-Schulson, writers Joshua Miller and M. A. Fortin, director of photography Elie Smolkin, cast members Thomas Middleditch and Angela Trimburs, and a surprise slate of actual final girls from horror film history! Featuring exclusive signed giveaways from the film.

Saturday July 23, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Horton Grand Theatre

7:00pm PDT

Exclusive Designated Survivor Screening
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 15, 12:20PM
Comic-Con attendees are invited to this exclusive screening of this fall's newest conspiracy thriller, Designated Survivor. Kiefer Sutherland (24) returns to primetime as Tom Kirkman, a lower cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. ABC's new series from the producers of Quantico with executive producer Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Apocalypse, X Men: Days of Future Past, Deadpool) also stars Maggie Q (Nikita, Divergent) and Kal Penn (Deadbeat, Harold & Kumar). Following the screening, join them for a panel with some surprise guests.

Saturday July 23, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
Horton Grand Theatre

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