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Wednesday, July 18
 

4:00pm

Teaching with Comics: An Interactive Workshop for Educators
Peter Carlson (Green Dot Public Schools), Susan Kirtley (Portland State University), and Antero Garcia (Stanford University) lead this hands-on workshop for integrating comic books in your classrooms. Using contexts from k-12 to higher education instruction and communities of comic scholars, this action-packed workshop guides participants through approaches to teaching comics and teaching with comics while including the voices of Nhora Lucia Serrano (MIT Press), Johnathan Flowers (Southern Illinois University), and Ben Bolling (University of North Carolina) to share key strategies, theories, and scholarship on comics pedagogy.

Wednesday July 18, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

4:00pm

6:00pm

6:00pm

Annihilation
(2018, directed by Alex Garland, starring Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh. R) A biologist is called in to explore a quarantine zone called The Shimmer. She finds that the zone is changing the plant and animal life, and may endanger the entire planet!

Wednesday July 18, 2018 6:00pm - 7:55pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 8

6:00pm

Fanboy – Free Play
Wednesday July 18, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Mezzanine 17A (CC)

6:00pm

Manifest World Premiere and Special Sneak Peek Screenings
Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition with an exclusive pilot screening of the new series Manifest, plus an advance screening of the following week’s episode of The 100 (“The Dark Year” will air Tuesday, July 24, at 8/7c on The CW) exclusively for the Comic-Con audience. On top of all this, the evening will include a special world premiere of brand-new episodes from season 2 of Freedom Fighters: The Ray, which will later stream on CW Seed.

Wednesday July 18, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Ballroom 20

6:25pm

6:50pm

xxxHolic
Wednesday July 18, 2018 6:50pm - 7:15pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 13

7:15pm

7:40pm

8:05pm

8:05pm

Deadpool
(2016, directed by Tim Miller, starring Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin. R) Wise-cracking, 4th wall breaking, mercenary Wade Wilson, gets terminal cancer and is forced to take desperate measures to cure it; by volunteering for a secret program. The program gives him superpowers that save his life, but at a cost, and he wants revenge!

Wednesday July 18, 2018 8:05pm - 9:55pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 8

8:30pm

Gate
Wednesday July 18, 2018 8:30pm - 8:55pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 13

8:55pm

Ergo Proxy
Wednesday July 18, 2018 8:55pm - 9:20pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 13

9:20pm

Trinity Seven
Wednesday July 18, 2018 9:20pm - 9:45pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 13

9:30pm

New Line Cinema's "Scarediego"
Be the first to see footage from some of the company's eagerly anticipated 2018-2019 horror films and hear from special filmmaker guests. Entry to each Horton Grand Theatre panel requires a separate ticket and a Comic-Con badge.

Wednesday July 18, 2018 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

9:45pm

Attack On Titan
Wednesday July 18, 2018 9:45pm - 10:15pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 13

10:00pm

The Shape of Water
(2017, directed by Guillermo del Toro, starring Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon. R) A mute woman is a janitor at a top secret facility in the 1960s. She forms a unique relationship with a captive amphibious creature.

Wednesday July 18, 2018 10:00pm - Thursday July 19, 2018 12:05am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 8
 
Thursday, July 19
 

9:00am

Big City Greens
Held in Ticket Drawing:
Big City Greens
Chris Houghton, executive producer, Shane Houghton, executive producer, Marieve Herington, actor (How I Met Your Mother, Good Luck Charlie)
 
Limited Signing - Drawing for Line Tickets to be held Thursday at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area

Thursday July 19, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

9:00am

Fearless Women Panel
Held in Ticket Drawing:
Fearless Women Panel
Panel to be held Thursday from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Horton Grand Theater, 444 4th Ave, San Diego, CA
 
Drawing for Panel Tickets to be held Thursday at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area. Attendees wanting to attend the panel, please line up in the Limited Signing Line.

Thursday July 19, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

9:00am

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return
Held in Ticket Drawing:
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return
 Felicia Day, Steve Vance
 
This is a ticketed signing.  Tickets may be obtained through the Limited Signing drawing or by purchase of any MST3K item at Shout! Factory's booth (#4118) and get a wristband (while supplies last). Distribution begins Wednesday night.
 
Limited Signing - Drawing for Line Tickets to be held Thursday at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area

Thursday July 19, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

9:00am

Once Upon A Forever Panel
Held in Ticket Drawing:
Once Upon A Forever Panel
Panel to be held Thursday from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm at the Horton Grand Theater, 444 4th Ave, San Diego, CA
 
Drawing for Panel Tickets to be held Thursday at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area. Attendees wanting to attend the panel, please line up in the Limited Signing Line.

Thursday July 19, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

9:00am

Star vs the Forces of Evil
Held in Ticket Drawing:
Star vs the Forces of Evil
Daron Nefcy, executive producer, Eden Sher, actor (The Middle, Veronica Mars), Adam McArthur, actor (Star vs the Forces of Evil, Adventures of Puss in Boots), Esme Bianco, actor (Game of Thrones, The Magicians)
 
Limited Signing - Drawing for Line Tickets to be held Thursday at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area

Thursday July 19, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

9:00am

Superheroes of Body Positivity: A Conversation with Steven Universe's Rebecca Sugar and Friends Panel
Held in Ticket Drawing:
Superheroes of Body Postivity: A Conversation with Steven Universe's Rebecca Sugar and Friends
Panel to be held Thursday from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm at the Horton Grand Theater, 444 4th Ave, San Diego, CA
 
Drawing for Panel Tickets to be held Thursday at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area. Attendees wanting to attend the panel, please line up in the Limited Signing Line.

Thursday July 19, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

9:00am

Van Helsing
Held in Ticket Drawing:
Van Helsing
Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Rukiya Bernard, Aleks Paunovic, Trezzo Mahoro, Vincent Gale, Jennifer Cheon, Neil Labute, Chad Oakes, Mike Frislev
 
Limited Signing - Drawing for Line Tickets to be held Thursday at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area

Thursday July 19, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

9:00am

Battletech
Thursday July 19, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

9:00am

Diplomacy
Thursday July 19, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

9:00am

Pups
Thursday July 19, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

AEG – Smash Up
Thursday July 19, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

Steve Jackson Games – OGRE
Thursday July 19, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

9:00am

Ravensdale
Thursday July 19, 2018 9:00am - 7:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

9:30am

Heroclix
Thursday July 19, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Pacific Ballroom 21 (M)

10:00am

Gakuen Alice
Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 10:25am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 12

10:00am

Show By Rock!!
Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 10:25am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 13

10:00am

The Squid Girl
Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 10:25am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 11

10:00am

Z/X Ignition
Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 10:25am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 10

10:00am

6th Annual Musical Anatomy of a Superhero
From the ominous horns of Jaws or A Quiet Place signaling fear, to the heroic Star Wars theme, music has always been an important supporting character in movies. In the world of superheroes, music sets an emotional tone more than virtually any other genre. This panel offers a behind-the-scenes look at the music of today's biggest superhero film and TV projects with unreleased film clips and never-before-heard music. Participating composers include Tyler Bates (Deadpool 2, Guardians of the Galaxy 2), Marco Beltrami (Logan, The Wolverine), Christophe Beck (Ant-Man and the Wasp), Kurt Farquhar (Black Lightning), and Blake Neely (The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow). Moderated by Ray Costa of Costa Communications.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

10:00am

Anatomy of a Robot
Physical effects crew Weta Workshop (Blade Runner 2049, Elysium, Chappie, District 9, Lord of the Rings trilogy) and director Grant Sputore along with Michael Green (writer, I Am Mother) share how the titular robot of I Am Mother was brought to life. From designing and prototyping to the filming experience, discover one of the most complex builds that Weta Workshop has ever attempted. See Grant and the crew reveal the robot for the first time.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 7AB

10:00am

Behind the Music 10th Anniversary: Crime, Death, and Resurrection
They've scored the adventures of anarchist hackers, orphan fugitives, and teen heroes. Now they're all under one roof to discuss how music builds their favorite worlds and what it takes to score some of the most celebrated film and television projects of the past decade. Panelists include Mac Quayle (Mr. Robot, American Horror Story), Siddhartha Khosla (This Is Us, Marvel's Runaways), Jared Faber (Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, Splitting Up Together), Jim Dooley (A Series of Unfortunate Events), Sherri Chung (Riverdale, Blindspot), and Kris Bowers (Dear White People). Moderated by Jon Huertas (This Is Us) and Sara Rue (A Series of Unfortunate Events).

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 25ABC

10:00am

Border Narratives: Voices from Beyond the Wall
Latinx comics professionals discuss their work and their experiences living in a time of resurgent nationalism and a countrywide obsession with borders, both physical and psychological. Topics will include the current state of Latinx characters in comics, the importance of diverse creators and the question of representative authenticity, and how comics creators can partner with libraries to provide the best access to books and community programming from outside the monoculture. Speakers are Johnnie Christmas (Firebug, Angel Catbird), Marco Finnegan (Crossroad Blues), Ricardo Padilla (executive director and co-founder of the Latino Comics Expo), Zeke Peña (illustrator at The Nib, Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide), and Isabel Quintero (Gabi, A Girl in Pieces, Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide). Moderated by Chloe Ramos-Peterson (library market sales representative at Image Comics).

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

10:00am

DC Collectibles
Limited-edition statues, action figures, prop replicas, busts, vinyl . . . DC Collectibles has them all-and more. The DC Collectibles crew, including executive creative director Jim Fletcher and Academy Award-winning special makeup effects artist Rick Baker and several special guests discuss how they come up with so many great ideas, and what’s coming up from the maker of awesome collectibles!

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 9

10:00am

From the Bridge
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 13, 10:25AM
Writer/director Spencer F. Lee brings together Nichelle Nichols, Rod Roddenberry, Kerry O' Quinn, Tom DeSanto, Cecil Grimes, Douglas Tait, with Greg Grunberg as moderator to introduce their new film From the Bridge, a documentary on the evolution of science fiction, fantasy, comic books, and horror and the positive impacts that they have had on society as a whole. An exclusive first look at the feature film will be screened. The journey of a once-underground community of geeks has turned into a multi-billion-dollar explosion of fandom.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Ballroom 20

10:00am

I'm in the Nerd Business
How do you succeed at turning your passions and fandoms into a successful business? Find out from this panel of entrepreneurs whose businesses cater to a predominantly nerdy and geeky clientele: Audrey Kearns (Geek Girl Authority), Janelle Badali (Badali Jewelry), Matthew Arevalo (Loot Crate), Christy Black (Heroes Journey Fitness), and Lauren Matesic (Castle Corsetry). They will discuss how these businesses started, how they compete with big corporations trying to capitalize on the geek marketplace, and how they market goods and services to a community seeking geeky authenticity. Moderated by Brian Ward (The Arkham Sessions, Shout! Factory).

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

10:00am

It Takes Two: Creative Forces Combine!
Writing doesn't have to be solitary. It can involve another author or illustrator, and their input can lead to an incredibly fruitful collaboration. Some of today's top creators discuss the joys-and challenges!-of working together. M. T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin (The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge), P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast (Lost and The Dysasters), Dana Fredsti and David Fitzgerald (Time Shards), Jenni Holm and Matt Holm (Babymouse series, Sunny Side Up), and Jim Pascoe and Heidi Arnhold (Cottons) engage in conversation with Ringmistress Kiersten White (Bright We Burn).

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 28DE

10:00am

Jack Kirby's Consciousness Part 2: How Jack Kirby, the CIA, Barry Ira Geller, and Mike Royer Saved the World
Barry Ira Geller and Mike Royer discuss the creation of Jack's greatest architectural drawings for the film Lord of Light and the theme park Science Fiction Land. Get behind-the-scenes revelations of the drawings the CIA used in the real Argo. Moderated by author and Kirby friend J. David Spurlock.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC

10:00am

KidsVO Cartoon Voices
KidsVo Productions assembles the next generation of voiceover kids! Zach Callison (Steven Universe), Laya Hayes (Doc McStuffins), Justin Felbinger (Miles from Tomorrowland, Amphibia), Sean-Ryan Petersen (Victor & Valentino), and Haley Tju (Big Hero 6) show off their skills by reading a script by Cory Edwards (Hoodwinked), moderated by Tony Gonzales (top kids VO coach), followed by a brief Q&A.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6A

10:00am

Legion M: How Fandom Is Changing Hollywood
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 07:27PM
The world's first fan-owned entertainment company reveals how fans can become a part of Hollywood and have access to special screenings, industry events, and exclusive meet-ups. Paul Scanlan (CEO), Jeff Annison (president), Terri Lubaroff (COO), David Baxter (head of development), and others discuss how Legion M has been involved with films like Bad Samaritan (David Tennant, Dean Devlin), Colossal (Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis), Mandy (Nicolas Cage), and The Field Guide to Evil (Ant Timpson), as well as digital series like Pitch Elevator (Leonard Maltin), plus the first-ever VR interview series, Icons (Stan Lee, Kevin Smith). Learn how they source and develop ideas, what's coming next, and how you can join the Legion and become part of Hollywood. Legion M will also reveal unseen footage from the upcoming action-thriller Mandy starring Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage and directed by visionary Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow). Preceding the reveal will be a special Mandy video message from producer Elijah Wood. Lastly, Jessica Green and Jake Stormoen (a founding member of Legion M) from The CW's brand-new drama The Outpost will be stopping by to discuss the show and the power of fandom. The Outpost, produced by Dean Devlin's Electric Entertainment, follows Talon, the lone survivor of the Blackbloods, as she sets off to track her family's killers. While on her journey, Talon discovers her supernatural powers, which she must learn to harness. Legion M partnered with Dean Devlin and Electric Entertainment on May's psychological thriller Bad Samaritan starring David Tennant.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 5AB

10:00am

Transformers: Unicron and Beyond
The planet-eater Unicron has arrived, and nothing will be spared! IDW editor-in-chief John Barber, associate publisher David Hedgecock, editor David Mariotte, Hasbro's director of global publishing Michael Kelly, and creators behind the blockbuster event of the summer fill you in on what's in store for the Autobots and offer a hint at what comes next.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29AB

10:00am

Writing and Drawing the Past
History finds its way into all the stories we tell, whether those are autobiographical, fiction, or nonfiction. These creators open up about how historical factors alter the way their story is researched, the twists and turns history creates in their storytelling, and more. Abraham Riesman (staff writer for Vulture) moderates a conversation between Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), Jason Lutes (Berlin), Noah Van Sciver (Johnny Appleseed), and Jen Wang (The Prince and The Dressmaker), who will delve into the unique considerations facing a cartoonist drawing and writing the past.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 32AB

10:00am

Comic-Con Film School 101
Comic-Con Film School 101:Preproduction and Screenwriting—Comic-Con Film School is back for another four-day, nuts and bolts course on how to make a movie for very little money using available video hardware and software. Whether you're shooting your first Fortnight fan film, or that story about the leather-clad girl who hunts Trolls, this course will take you from script to final product so that you too can enter your own movie into the CCI-IFF. This first class covers the specifics of preproduction on the cheap, including screenwriting, scheduling, location scouting, crewing-up, and getting equipment for nothing. Panelists for the class include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (head of programming Vision Entertainment), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer/star of Breaking Barbi), Nick Murphy (writer/director of All Night Skate), Josh Perilo (creator/writer of Hindenburg), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica).

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

10:00am

Battletech
Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

10:00am

Diplomacy
Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

10:00am

10:00am

Pups
Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

Terraforming Mars 
Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

10:00am

Trekking the National Parks
Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

10:00am

We're Not from 'Round Here: Star vs. the Forces of Evil and Big City Greens
The creators and stars of Disney's Star vs. the Forces of Evil and the new series Big City Greens bring you never-before-seen clips, answer your questions, and even perform a live table read. Panelists include Daron Nefcy (executive producer), Eden Sher (The Middle, Veronica Mars), Adam McArthur (Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Adventures of Puss in Boots), Esmé Bianco (Game of Thrones, The Magicians, Star vs. the Forces of Evil), Shane Houghton (executive producer), Chris Houghton (executive producer), and Marieve Herington (How I Met Your Mother, Good Luck Charlie).

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
Room 6DE

10:00am

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein
(1948, directed by Charles Barton, starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, NR) Abbott and Costello play 2 freight delivery handlers that stumble into the world of the supernatural and meet the Frankenstein monster, the wolf man, and Dracula himself.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:25am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 8

10:00am

Anatomy of Writing Action in a Novel
Stories are about conflict. And there is no purer form of conflict than a good ol' fisticuffs-style brawl. Or sword fight, laser battle, western shootout, or even two chicks pulling out each other's hair. Yet, how do you put that much action down on paper and not only make it believable but enjoyable and exciting to read? Award-winning author and former lead fiction writer for Sony's EverQuest Next Maxwell Alexander Drake dives into the depths of writing action in prose, breaking it down piece by piece, and giving you some tricks you can use to create more realistic and exciting action in your own fiction.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 2

10:00am

10:00am

John Barrowman
Held in AA19:
John Barrowman, actor (Arrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who)

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

10:00am

Fanboy – Free Play
Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Mezzanine 17A (CC)

10:00am

Austin St. John, Owen Ratliff, Jesse Wright
Held in AA25:
Austin St. John, actor (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Owen Ratliff and Jesse Wright, creators/producers (Black Salt)

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 2:30pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

10:00am

Chris Warner
Held in AA28:
Chris Warner, actor (Sin City, Idiocracy)

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 2:30pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

10:00am

Gloria Hendry
Held in AA26:
Gloria Hendry, actor (Live and Let Die)

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 2:30pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

10:00am

Helen Slater
Held in AA32:
Helen Slater, actor (Supergirl, The Lying Game)

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 2:30pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

10:00am

Herbert Jefferson Jr.
Held in AA17:
Herbert Jefferson Jr., actor (Battlestar Galactica , Star Trek: Renegades)

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 2:30pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

10:00am

Jeffrey Breslauer
Held in AA29:
Jeffrey Breslauer, actor (Muppets at Walt Disney World, Cheese Runners)

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 2:30pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

10:00am

Karen Ceesay
Held in AA27:
Karen Ceesay, actor (The Walking Dead, Stranger Things, Rings)

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 2:30pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

10:00am

Lane Compton
Held in AA15:
Lane Compton, actor (Mafia III)

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 2:30pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

10:00am

Rodney Allen Rippy
Held in AA13:
Rodney Allen Rippy, actor (Jack in the Box commercials, Blazing Saddles)

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 2:30pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

10:00am

Tammy Locke
Held in AA12:
Tammy Locke, actor (The Monroes)

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 2:30pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

10:00am

Action Lab Entertainment
Held in PR 07:
Action Lab Entertainment.  Look for artists for sequential comic books colorist for our in house line and animators to make short promotional videos of comic books using existing art files.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 2:30pm
Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review

10:00am

Impact Theory Comics
Held in PR 04:
Impact Theory Comics publisher is looking for high quality artists in all styles, including pencilers, inkers, colorists, letterers and writers.  Any examples of highly detailed work and/or examples of Sci-Fi in your portfolio are a huge plus. We're looking for people that have a DEEP mastery over visual storytelling. Your work should look awesome, but it should also evoke deep emotion. We are looking for all talent, but also encourage female talent to apply. We look forward to meeting you and reviewing your work!

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 2:30pm
Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review

10:00am

Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Held in PR 02:
Nickelodeon Animation Studio is at the forefront of kids' animation and will be meeting with visual artists in the Portfolio Review area at SDCC 2018! Our recruiter is looking to meet with storyboard artists, designers (Character Design, Prop Design, Background Design/Layout), as well as digital painters and color stylists. Nickelodeon is looking for artists whose styles gravitate toward the whacky, zany, and ridiculous! Please bring portfolios that demonstrate a proclivity for comedy and fun. We look forward to meeting with you!

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 2:30pm
Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review

10:00am

Walt Disney Animation Studios
Held in PR 01:
Walt Disney Animation Studios.  Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Character Designers, Story Artists, Designers and Artists welcomed - Create a profile to meet with us at the Con https://goo.gl/aSZFHA

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 2:30pm
Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review

10:00am

IDW Games
Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

10:00am

10:00am

Upstart Games - Civil Unrest
Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 7:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

10:00am

The Realms of Mindrin Wars
Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 8:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

10:00am

Indie Game Alliance
Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 9:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

10:00am

Looney Labs - Fluxx Demo 
Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am - 9:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

10:00am

10:25am

10:25am

Card Captor Sakura
Thursday July 19, 2018 10:25am - 10:50am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 11

10:25am

10:25am

10:30am

20th Century Fox: The Predator
The hunt returns as director, Shane Black (Iron Man 3, The New Guys), along with cast members, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Trevante Rhodes, Jake Busey, Yvonne Strahovski, Thomas Jane and Augusto Aguiliera, bring their all-star firepower to an explosive panel on Fox's upcoming bigger n' badder take on the iconic franchise.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Hall H

10:30am

Blade Runner: Revelations: Storytelling in VR
The team behind Blade Runner: Revelations, a new VR experience set in between Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 reveal their creative approach and behind-the-scenes process to expanding the narrative and characters in this iconic neo-noir world. Featuring Eric "Giz" Gewirtz (CCO, Seismic Games), Trevor Sands (narrative director, Seismic Games), George Collins (executive producer, Alcon Interactive), Tyler Moore (actor), Valerie Arem (actor/PCB VO producer), and Jonathan Krusell (publishing producer, AR & VR, Google), with moderator Jennie Kong (creator, The Game Makers series).

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6BCF

10:30am

How to Get News Coverage
Small press publishers: What makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, and interviews and what doesn't? A lot of publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it, and why they are being overlooked for coverage. Comics journalist Rik Offenberger (First Comics News, Archie Comics) moderates this panel on just what it takes to get coverage, with the comics journalists themselves telling you what they are looking for in your submission. Panelists include Tim Chizmar (Fangoria, co-chair of the Horror Writers Association, First Comics News), Glenn Hauman (Comic Mix), Jez Ibelle (First Comics News, Geek-A-Pedia), Rob Salkowitz (ICv2, Forbes), Francis Sky (First Comics News, Massacre Twins), J. C. Vaughn (Gemstone Publishing), and Josh Waldrop (Red Gorilla Comics), along with independent comic creators Ed Catto (Captain Action, Bonfire Agency) and Holly Golightly (BroadSword Comics), who explain what worked for them and what to avoid when looking for press coverage. Find out what it takes to self-promote your project and make a significant impact on your ability to sell your comics project.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 8

10:30am

Spotlight on Maggie Thompson Celebrating Comics Buyer's Guide
Maggie Thompson (30-year co-editor of Comics Buyer's Guide) and CBG contributors Mark Evanier (writer, editor, entertainment expert, and News from ME blogger) and Scott Brick (actor, writer, and award-winning audiobook narrator) revisit three decades of comics newsgathering.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 4

10:30am

What Marvel Means to Me!
The name "Marvel" immediately brings to mind eye-popping visuals and superhero slugfests, but beneath the widescreen trappings and cosmic adventure, there's an innate humanity that resonates with audiences and a legacy of storytellers who bring this universe to life. Here, co-moderators Professor Ben Saunders (Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibit at MoPop) and Patrick A. Reed (Depth of Field) speak with an all-star group of panelists about the stories, characters, and people that make Marvel so enduring.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 24ABC

10:30am

Heroclix
Thursday July 19, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Pacific Ballroom 21 (M)

10:30am

Comic Book Law School® 101: "I Have This Cool Idea . . ."
Starting at the beginning is a vital first step for any creative or business endeavor and getting off on the right foot is key to traveling on the road to success. And this year's Comic Book Law School is designed to help you navigate the best possible route (and provide help in deciphering the map legend). Noted IP attorney Michael Lovitz, author of The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, is joined by attorneys Howard Hogan and Jeremy S. Goldman for the first of three interactive and informative Comic Book Law School programs. This first program focuses on the basics of intellectual property rights available to creators and business owners, and it will provide attendees with the foundation needed for understanding which rights are available to creators of comics, games, films, and other creative works. It will also provide insights on how best to safeguard ideas, creative works, characters, brands, and names/titles from genesis through publication and distribution, and beyond. Attendees are invited to participate in an interactive discussion about the rights provided under U.S. copyright and trademark laws, including a discussion on the protections these laws provide, the benefits of federal registrations for each, tips on working with collaborators, and issues of joint authorship and work-made-for-hire. This year's program will also include a discussion Super Hero Haute Couture, including the interplay of comic book and sci-fi costumes, cosplay, and fair use. Along the way, there will be plenty to learn about the protections available, as well as the numerous potential pitfalls, under the U.S. trademark and copyright systems. Please note : The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and insights to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. [This program is approved for 1.5 credits of California MCLE.]

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 11

10:30am

Comics Arts Conference #1: Comic Origins
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 09:40AM
Michael Connerty (IADT, Dublin) examines how popular elements of cartooning from the U.S. were adapted and ultimately helped to shape the development of British comic strip language at the turn of the 20th century. Brad Ricca (Case Western Reserve University) reveals a new understanding of Superman's origin in Andrew "King of Steel" Carnegie's Hero Fund: the hidden source of Siegel and Shuster's last "lost story" (Action Comics #1000), Siegel's commentary on DC's growing stable of commercial superheroes. Nicholas Sammond (University of Toronto) chronicles the importance of libertarianism and the strong influences of the Beats on the ethos of underground comix.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 26AB

10:40am

ATOM THE BEGINNING
Thursday July 19, 2018 10:40am - 11:15am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 10

10:50am

Koro Sensei Quest
Thursday July 19, 2018 10:50am - 11:00am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 13

10:50am

10:50am

11:00am

Spotlight on Lynn Johnston
Comic-Con special guest Lynn Johnston is the Canadian creator of For Better or For Worse. This family-based comic strip has been syndicated since 1979 and was named Best Syndicated Comic Strip in 1992. At its peak, For Better or For Worse appeared in more than 2,000 newspapers in 23 countries and was translated into 8 languages for a devoted readership of more than 220 million. Expect to learn more about Johnston's career in comics and what she's been up to lately!

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00am
Room 32AB

11:00am

Hi-SCool Seha Girls
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 11:15am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 13

11:00am

Behind the Scenes of Freeform's Siren
Fresh off the heels of their first season, the cast and executive producers of Freeform's hit mermaid drama Siren make their San Diego Comic-Con debut, recapping season 1 and revealing what fans can expect from season 2. In this epic tale, the coastal town of Bristol Cove is turned upside down when a mysterious girl (Eline Powell) appears and begins wreaking havoc on the small fishing town. Using their resources, marine biologists Ben (Alex Roe) and Maddie (Fola Evans-Akingbola) must work together to find out who and what drove this primal hunter of the deep sea to land. Panelists include executive producers Eric Wald and Emily Whitesell, with series stars Eline Powell, Alex Roe, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Ian Verdun, and Rena Owen. Moderated by TLC's Chilli.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

11:00am

Beyond Wakanda: Intersectional Afrofuturism
Afrofuturism is a Black aesthetic, philosophical, and artistic movement that dates to the mid-20th century; its influences can be seen most recently in Ryan Coogler's depiction of Wakanda, a place of super science, spiritual communion, and geopolitical influence predicated not on closeness to colonial nodes of power, but autonomy from them. This panel digs deep into the cultural archive of Afrofuturism to connect the broad audience of popular films like Black Panther to historical resources related to Afrofuturism, especially the work of Octavia Butler. Using records related to Butler's works of fiction and her life in Southern California, this panel uses zine making as a bridge between scholarly and popular archives, between the study of technology and Afrofuturism, and between LIS professionals and broader audiences. Participants will learn to use zines for audience engagement and will gain exposures to an abbreviated history of Afrofuturism in Southern California. Panelists include Kelly Besser (archivist, UCLA Library Special Collections), Roderic Crooks (assistant professor of informatics, UC Irvine), Dalena Hunter (librarian, Bunche Center for African American Studies, UCLA), and Shani Miller (metadata and digital processing coordinator, UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive).

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

11:00am

Cosplay 101: Bringing Your Dreams to Life
Catherine M. Fisher (award winning costumer), Bob Mogg (Steampunk expert), Birda Hussey Nichols (historic and fantasy costumer), and Caitlin Brown (costumer and member of the San Diego Patcheteers) discuss the basics in costuming to help beginning costumers get started in the world of cosplaying. The talented panelists will show you how to get in on all the cosplaying fun even if you've never sewn a stitch in your life. Moderated by Melissa Gene Meyer (department assistant for the Masquerade with Comic-Con International).

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

11:00am

Diversity and Comics: Why Inclusion and Visibility Matter
Sanford Greene (artist, variant Black Panther: The Sound and The Fury #1), Stanford Carpenter (Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival), Sam Bright (art and collectibles, eBay), Nalo Hopkinson (Sandman Universe, DC; UC Riverside), Christina "Steenz" Stewart (Lion Forge), and moderator Aaron Grizzell (NorcalMLK Foundation) discuss how comics have become more inclusive of women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and the LGBTQ community to better reflect today's culture and expand to a changing fan base.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 9

11:00am

Growing Up with Comics: Introducing Younger Readers to Graphic Storytelling
Comics are a great way to get kids interested in art, reading, and storytelling-and, well, they're fun! Sergio Aragonés (Groo), Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), and Landry Q. Walker (Disney/Pixar, The Incredibles 2: Crisis in Mid-Life! & Other Stories) to discover and discuss the ever-growing library of incredible all-ages comics.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 23ABC

11:00am

Hasbro Transformers
Be the first to hear about new Transformers toys and products that have yet to hit store shelves straight from the design and marketing teams at Hasbro. There is a lot of buzz for Bumblebee: The Movie hitting theaters in December. Roll in to get a glimpse at the Transformers products inspired by the film, including new figures in the Generations Studio Series collection. Then, get your cyber-goggles ready for a look at the first reveals from the highly anticipated upcoming Generations War for Cybertron trilogy line. Set sights on Cyberverse, the exciting new animated show is full of new characters and familiar stories. Fly in to sneak a peek at the series and several of the new toys not yet revealed. Many new Transformers initiatives from some trusted partners will be shared, as well as the induction of the 2018 Transformers Hall of Fame members.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 29AB

11:00am

Podcast Advocates and the Podcast Gathering
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 11:37AM
Panelists focus on the ins and outs of creating a podcast, growing your audience, and networking with other podcasters. Moderated by Andrew Linde (The Benview Network, The Super Mario Bros. Minute), panelists include Ken Plume (A Bit of a Chat, Go Team Venture: The Art and Making of Venture Brothers), Emily Schmemily (The Super Mario Bros. Minute, James Bonding), Phil Vecchio (The Mandarian Orange Show, Alex P. Keaton Is My Friend), Cheryl Jones (Movies Made Me, Pete The Cat), and Brendan Creecy (Massive Buds Wrestling Show, Radio BrendoMan). Independent podcasters in the audience will also have a chance to pitch their podcasts to the room.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

11:00am

Sounds of Mayhem: Music and Audio in Action Films and TV
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 16, 04:00PM
Featuring creatives behind Deadpool 2, A Quiet Place, The Transformers franchise, Cobra Kai, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia, and DC Super Hero Girls, experts in the sound field, including composers, sound mixers, and sound editors, talk about setting tone and controlling the soundscape down to the pow of the last karate chop. Whether slaying trolls, chasing the undead, or beating the bad guys, sound is an essential part of telling stories in films and TV shows. Panelists include Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson (Cobra Kai), Tim Davies (Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia), Michael Gatt (DC Super Hero Girls, Braid), Mark Stoeckinger of Formosa Group (Deadpool 2), Erik Aadahl of E² Sound (A Quiet Place, Transformers franchise), and Cindy O'Connor (Once Upon a Time). Moderated by Chris Villain (content creator) and Byron Burton (journalist for The Hollywood Reporter).

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 25ABC

11:00am

Spotlight on Larry Houston
Comic-Con guest Larry F. Houston is the Emmy Award-nominated producer/director of The X-Men animated show, the phenomenally successful '90s series that was part of the foundation that helped launch Marvel's multi-billion-dollar franchises. Hired by Filmation Studios as the first African American Saturday morning cartoon storyboard artist, he storyboarded and directed some of the most popular '80s and '90s classic shows, including Thundarr, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, G.I. JOE, Jonny Quest, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Captain Planet, Fantastic Four, Mighty Orbots, and Bionic Six. Hear all the inside info on his career in this spotlight.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 5AB

11:00am

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles For All!
Three eras of the Ninja Turtles collide in one room! Co-creator Kevin Eastman is joined by the current comic book creative team of Tom Waltz and Bobby Curnow, as they talk about the past, present, and future of the heroes in a half shell. Turtle power! There will also be a special Turtle Trivia with prizes for the ultimate TMNT fan.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE

11:00am

When Earthlings Become Martians: National Geographic's Mars, Season 2
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 03:29PM
The prospect of colonizing Mars and becoming an interplanetary species has never been more palpable. As the second season of National Geographic's Mars, the hybrid event series, returns this November to explore this reality and whether humanity is doomed to repeat the same mistakes once we get there, join the show's foremost experts on terraforming the Red Planet along with new and returning cast as they give an exclusive sneak peek at what's to come. The panel, moderated by author and Forbes.com contributor Jennifer Kite-Powell, will feature experts including Dr. Stephen Petranek, award-winning author of How We'll Live on Mars; Andy Weir, bestselling author of The Martian; Susan Wise Bauer, historian and author of the History of the World series; former NASA astronaut and author Leland Melvin, cast members JiHae (Mortal Engines) and Jeff Hephner (Chicago Med, Code Black), and series showrunner and executive producer Dee Johnson. In addition, they'll discuss the major conflicts ahead and get real about repercussions of every singular action and decision Earthlings will make when they become Martians-from having babies, to catching colds . . . even to experiencing love and sex on Mars.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 7AB

11:00am

Battletech
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

11:00am

Diplomacy
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

11:00am

11:00am

Pups
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

Terraforming Mars 
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

11:00am

Trekking the National Parks
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

11:00am

Magic–Standard
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Pacific Ballroom 22 (M)

11:00am

AEG – Dice City
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

Thursday Playback Room Block #1
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: From the Bridge, 20th Century Fox: The Predator and Charmed Exclusive Screening and Panel. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 1:15pm
Marriott Marina Ballroom DE, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

11:00am

Eternal Kings
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

11:00am

11:00am

Pokémon – Pokémon GO!
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
Mezzanine 14AB (CC)

11:05am

Amaterasu
AmaterasuBased on an ancient Japanese tale, Amaterasu tells the story of the sun goddess and her strained relationship with her brother that almost destroys the human world. Death, betrayal and destruction are beautifully shot with found object marionettes and sets. Participating panelists include Christine Papalexis (creator/director), Alex U. Griffin (cinematographer, Yamasong: March of the Hollows), and Adrian Rose Leonard (puppeteer, Mr. Neighbor’s House).

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:05am - 11:35am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

11:15am

11:15am

K-ON!!
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:15am - 11:40am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 12

11:15am

KanColle Kantai
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:15am - 11:40am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 10

11:15am

Sister Princess
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:15am - 11:40am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 11

11:15am

Charmed Exclusive Screening and Panel
The iconic Charmed is back just in time to celebrate its 20th anniversary. This reboot of the original series centers on three sisters in a college town who, after the tragic loss of their mother, discover they are powerful witches. Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy, and maintaining familial bonds, a witch's work is never done. Please join series stars Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock, and Rupert Evans along with producers Jennie Snyder Urman, Jessica O'Toole, and Amy Rardin for an exclusive sneak peek at the first episode of the CW series followed by a panel discussion.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Ballroom 20

11:15am

WWE Elite Squad
The WWE Elite Squad invades San Diego Comic-Con! Elite Squad members Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins will be joined by Matt Hardy and a surprise superstar or two, along with the Mattel team, for this collector panel moderated by WWE correspondent Cathy Kelley. Get the scoop on the hottest new Mattel WWE action figures!

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6A

11:30am

Cracking the Code: The Beanworld Enigma
Larry Marder's Beanworld has captivated readers from grade school to grad school over several generations. Why? No one knows. It's a comic that defies description. Marder always says "It's easier to read than it is to explain." Marder's solo panel is a rich visual travelogue about his perplexing path that ultimately led to his discovery of the inner workings of Beanworld's ecosystem. Experience for yourself why Beanworld was, is, and always will be a most peculiar comic book experience.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 4

11:30am

DC Meet the Publishers
Dan DiDio and Jim Lee are the forces behind DC Publishing, including DC Vertigo, MAD, DC Black Label, DC New Age of Heroes, and much more. This up-close-and-personal panel gives you unique access to the leaders of your favorite comic book line!

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 6DE

11:30am

Oni Press Presents: Your Best Pitch Yet
Every editor has a different opinion about a pitch. Oni Press's executive editor Ari Yarwood and editorial director of licensed publishing Sarah Gaydos host a panel with peer editors Christina "Steenz" Stewart (Lion Forge), Spike Trotman (Iron Circus), and others as they offer insights into what a good pitch is in the comics world.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8

11:30am

You're Wrong, Leonard Maltin!
Discussing movies on social media has become a blood sport instead of a forum for debate. Leonard Maltin and his daughter Jessie, who host the "Maltin on Movies" podcast for the Nerdist network, are willing to take on all comers who have a gripe over one of Leonard's reviews. Marquis of Queensbury rules will be enforced, but anyone who wants to have a lively discussion is welcome to spar (verbally) with America's best-known film critic.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 24ABC

11:30am

It Takes Two: Creative Forces Combine!
Held in AA09:
It Takes Two: Creative Forces Combine!
M. T. Anderson & Eugene Yelchin (The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge), P.C. & Kristin Cast (Lost and The Dysasters), Dana Fredsti & David Fitzgerald (Time Shards), Jenni Holm and Matt Holm  (Babymouse Series), and Jim Pascoe & Heidi Arnhold (Cottons), Kiersten White (Bright We Burn)

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

11:30am

Heroclix
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Pacific Ballroom 21 (M)

11:30am

Frankenstein
(1931, directed by James Whale, starring Colin Clive and Boris Karloff. NR) The classic adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel. A cautionary tale of the dangers of pushing the boundaries of science and how quickly it can turn on its creator.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 8

11:30am

Advanced Digital Inking Techniques
Learn how to digitally ink and take all your black-and-white artwork to the next level. Comics artist Brian Haberlin will delve into Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint, and Procreate's treasure trove of features old and new that not only enhance comic applications but make possible countless creative pen and ink opportunities rarely seen before. If you're serious about your black-and-white artwork, this session is a must.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 2

11:30am

11:35am

Slugfest
SlugfestIn a world where your ranking in the animal kingdom is determined by battle, a low-ranked slug is eager to raise his status, but he meets an easygoing fox that holds him back. Participating panelists include Michael Starr (director), Ryan Storm (animation production), and Trina Pham (director of photography).

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:35am - 12:00pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

11:40am

11:40am

Gamers!
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:40am - 12:05pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 12

11:40am

Long Riders
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:40am - 12:05pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 13

11:40am

Lucky Star
Thursday July 19, 2018 11:40am - 12:05pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 11

11:45am

Celebrate the 10-Year Anniversary of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Executive producer Dave Filoni and panelists look back on 10 years of the Emmy Award-winning series that expanded the Star Wars universe and introduced countless fan-favorite characters to a galaxy far, far away.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 6BCF

11:45am

Doctor Who: BBC America's Official Panel
BBC America's Doctor Who panel introduces the 13th Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch). Marking a new era for the legendary Time Lord, Whittaker will be joined on the panel by two of her co-stars, Tosin Cole, and Mandip Gill, who play Ryan and Yasmin, as well as award-winning series showrunner Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch) and executive producer Matt Strevens (An Adventure in Space and Time). With this year's highly anticipated season packed full of action, adventure, humor, and emotion, this will be the cast's first-ever panel appearance ahead of Doctor Who premiering this fall on BBC America.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
Hall H

11:45am

Big City Greens
Held in AA20:
Big City Greens
Chris Houghton, executive producer, Shane Houghton, executive producer, Marieve Herington, actor (How I Met Your Mother, Good Luck Charlie)
 
Limited Signing - Drawing for Line Tickets to be held Thursday at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

11:45am

Star vs the Forces of Evil
Held in AA03:
Star vs the Forces of Evil
Daron Nefcy, executive producer, Eden Sher, actor (The Middle, Veronica Mars), Adam McArthur, actor (Star vs the Forces of Evil, Adventures of Puss in Boots), Esme Bianco, actor (Game of Thrones, The Magicians)
 
Limited Signing - Drawing for Line Tickets to be held Thursday at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

12:00pm

SOS
SOSBeautifully realized by a single animator, a space-faring monk named Aria leaves everything behind and braves the dangerous unknown to find her long-lost mother. Panelists include Denver Jackson (director/animator), Alain Williams (writer), and music composers Marc Junker and David Parfit.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 12:20pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

12:00pm

Brand New Action-Thriller from YouTube Originals: Impulse
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 04:05PM
You can't control what you don't understand. Get an inside look at the critically acclaimed YouTube Original series Impulse. Watch scenes from the series with executive producers Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow), and Gene Klein and David Bartis (Suits), along with showrunner Lauren LeFranc (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and stars Enuka Okuma, Maddie Hasson and Sara Desjardins and moderator Perri Nemiroff (Collider) as they explore the mysterious town of Reston, New York, where 16-year-old Henrietta "Henry" Coles is an outsider with a major chip on her shoulder and no friends. She remains withdrawn and isolated, but everything changes when a traumatic encounter with a classmate triggers something deep within. Henry discovers an extraordinary ability to teleport, unleashing a new power she cannot control.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

12:00pm

"It's Dangerous to Go Alone!"
Even if you are The Chosen One, you still need your squad, whether they are friends, family, or just allies with important survival skills. Authors Justina Ireland (Dread Nation), C. B. Lee (Sidekick Squad series), Brooklyn Allen and Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up), Leah Thomas (When Light Left Us and Because You'll Never Meet Me), Mary E. Pearson (Dance of Thieves /Remnant Chronicles), and Natalie C. Parker (Seafire) squad up with moderator Sam Maggs (Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships that Changed History). Entry to each Horton Grand Theatre panel requires a separate ticket and a Comic-Con badge.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

12:00pm

About Comics 20th Anniversary
Nat Gertler (founder, About Comics), Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics, 24 Hour Comics), and Lea Hernandez (Teen Titans Go!) celebrate About Comics, launched 20 years ago as a one-man publishing company which-after launching 24 Hour Comics Day, finding lost Charles Schulz material, reprinting The Negro Motorist Green Book, and more-it still is. Moderated by Andrew Farago (curator, Cartoon Art Museum).

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 32AB

12:00pm

Behind the Cards: The Art of Blizzard's Hearthstone
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 16, 09:01AM
Ben Thompson (art director), Hadidjah Chamberlain (senior FX artist), Jomaro Kindred (senior concept artist), and Matt Dixon (illustrator) offer a deep dive into the world of card creation for Blizzard Entertainment’s hit digital card game Hearthstone. Surprise and delight await as panelists walk attendees through a Boomsday card's development from initial concept sketches to final card art.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 5AB

12:00pm

CBLDF #1 Comics, Start Here!
It's hard to believe, but comics used to be the black sheep of reading and were once synonymous with juvenile delinquency. Today, they're at the center of pop culture! But just because graphic novels are popular, that doesn't mean everyone knows how to use them in their library. Never fear, CBLDF is here! Panelists will help you make the most of this incredible creative medium for all of your patrons. Learn about CBLDF's new research on cataloging comics and get helpful tips about collection development and defense that will help everyone in your library love comics. Featuring CBLDF board member Katherine Keller, librarian and advocate Amie Wright, and researchers Staci Crouch, Hallie Clawson, and Allison Bailund.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 11

12:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #2: Comics, Costumes, and Cultural Appropriation
Modern comics, animation, and related media exhibit an unprecedented degree of diverse representation, but they also raise serious questions about cultural appropriation. Must creators color within the lines of their own heritage? Is wearing a Black Panther costume problematic for anyone not of African descent? Does using folklore or cultural imagery require asking permission from source communities-or even paying them royalties? Jeff Trexler (Fordham School of Law, Fashion Law Institute), Susan Scafidi (Who Owns Culture? Appropriation and Authenticity in American Law), Douriean Fletcher (Douriean.com; specialty jeweler, Black Panther), and Joseph P. Illidge (Valiant) discuss the history, theory, and ethics of comics and cultural exchange.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 26AB

12:00pm

Entertainment is LGBTQ
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 18, 06:30PM
BOOM! Studios and GLAAD present an in-depth roundtable discussion about LGBTQ representation in pop culture and the path forward to a brighter, more inclusive future, with panelists from all corners of the entertainment world, including Emily Andras (executive poducer and showrunner of Wynonna Earp), Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass), Marguerite Bennett (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Noah Hayes (Wet Hot American Summer) and Josh Trujillo (Dodge City). Moderated by Megan Townsend (director of entertainment research and analysis, GLAAD).

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 28DE

12:00pm

Focus on Joe Jusko
Joe Jusko is one of the premier and most in-demand painters of comic book and trading card art working today. In an award-winning career spanning more than 40 years, he has produced extraordinary illustrations for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and many more. This acclaimed artist talks with IDW editor Scott Dunbier about his long and storied career.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 9

12:00pm

Heroes at the Mic: Podcasting for the Fan Age
The power of podcasting has made it possible to get pop culture news and interviews almost anywhere you can get a cell phone signal. Learn how this panel of top geek broadcasters built their shows, overcame obstacles, and had a grand time bringing you the scoops on comics, films, books, and gaming. Neal Hallford (Uncharted Regions) moderates a panel with Larry Nemecek (Portal 47), Susy Botello (SBP Podcast Mobile Film), David Dawson (The IntelleXuals), Malia Miglino (Macabre Mondays), and Kriss Travers (MTR Network).

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

12:00pm

If You Build It, They Will Come: Strategies for Successful Adult Graphic Novel Collection Development in Public Libraries
Comics are for everyone, yet far too often adult graphic novels are relegated to teen sections, resigned to standing order plans, and unconsidered when planning programming. Panelist will provide practical approaches to building high-quality graphic novel collection for adults and targeting and increasing advocacy about why adult graphic novels are needed in every library. Topics will include suggestions for overcoming the unique challenges of creating and maintaining adult graphic novel collections, how to "sell" this collection to stakeholders, suggested titles to purchase to start and grow your collection, and resources for readers advisory and advocacy support. Panelists include Monica Barrette (senior librarian, adult services, Escondido Public Library), Cassidy Charles (digital services librarian, Santa Barbara Public Library), Marcela Peres (library director, Lewiston Public Library), and Amie Wright (library manager, Edmonton Public Library).

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

12:00pm

Let's Get Real About Fantasy with Daniel José Older
Do you love twisted fairytales, ghosts in Scotland, a sleeping Welsh King, Orishan gods and wait for it...dinosaurs set in the Civil War? Yes you do! This awesome panel of middle grade and young adult authors lead by Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone) and including Daniel José Older (Dactyl Hill Squad), Victoria Schwab (City of Ghosts), Maggie Stiefvater (All the Crooked Saints), Kiersten White (Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales) discuss their craft in literature.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 23ABC

12:00pm

Making Comics the Marvel Way
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 18, 12:11PM
Editor-in-chief C. B. Cebulski and talent scout Rickey Purdin join Mark Brooks (Extermination), Joushua Cassara (Sentry), Edgar Delgado (Amazing Spider-Man), Victor Olazaba (Amazing Spider-Man) and Nick Spencer (Amazing Spider-Man) to take you behind-the-scenes and show you how a Marvel comic book is made! Learn about every aspect of production, including writing, penciling, inking, coloring, lettering, editing, and more - with creators on hand to offer personal insights and anecdotes. If you're interested in the ins-and-outs of the comic book industry, this is the one panel you can't miss!

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 25ABC

12:00pm

Raising Fankids: Teaching Young Geeks to be Self-Confident and Successful
Pasquale Piro (middle-school teacher, father of two) hosts a panel with Ben Kliewer (Sunday school volunteer), Christina Silvoso (Christina Is Crafty, mother), Lori Davis (middle-school teacher), Colyn Barringer (high school student), and Shayla Spires (high school student), discussing techniques and experiences that help kids grow up nerdy without the negative connotation.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

12:00pm

Stargate Franchise: Creative Storytelling
See the entire spectrum of Stargate franchise stories. The Stargate series, comics, books, games, and fan fiction have all contributed to the rich tapestry of the franchise, and there is more to come. Kieran Dickson will moderate a discussion with panelists Chris Judge, Darren Sumner, David Read, and more, as they share their creative process and behind-the-scenes stories.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7AB

12:00pm

Toys Without Apps: Pin Mates
Playtime is back! Originally launched in 1959, Pin Play was a staple of every playroom and toy chest for over 40 years. Now decades later, Entertainment Earth is bringing Pin Play back with wooden Pin Mates from the hottest licenses for kids and collectors such as Marvel, DC Comics, and KISS, as well as classic favorites like Luckee the Dog (available first at SDCC). This panel will premiere the newest Pin Mates and offer a look into the dangers of app-based toys as well as why open-ended creative play is needed to stimulate young imaginations. Hosted by Scott Neitlich (Masters of the Universe Classics, METALS Nano) and Adam Pawlus (Galactic Hunter, 16bit.com), the panel features creative director Griffin Maghari and Barbara Shaw Neitlich (LCSW, national expert on child play therapy). Free wooden Pin Mate for all audience members!

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 29AB

12:00pm

Battletech
Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

12:00pm

Diplomacy
Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

12:00pm

12:00pm

Pups
Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

12:00pm

San Diego LAN – Blur Racing
Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

12:00pm

12:00pm

12:00pm

Terraforming Mars 
Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

12:00pm

Trekking the National Parks
Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

12:00pm

The Writer's Danger Room
Young mutants come to Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Children to learn how to control their mutant powers (and one day become X-Men). Much of their training takes place inside the school's "Danger Room," a state-of-the-art gymnasium equipped with attack robots, trap doors, flying buzz saws, and anything else that's needed to help students hone their abilities and perfect their use. The same goes for writers: If you want to be one, you have to train like one. But how much time do you typically find at Comic-Con to sit down and practice your craft? Inside "The Writer's Danger Room" you'll spend two hours doing short, powerful writing exercises that will test your talents, sharpen your skills, and push you past what you thought you could do. Corey Rothermel and Douglas Neff (authors of Epic Win! The Geek's Guide to the Journey from Fan to Creator) will facilitate this interactive workshop, open to writers of all ages and skill levels. Bring a pencil and paper and your sense of adventure!

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

12:00pm

12:00pm

12:05pm

12:05pm

TARI TARI
Thursday July 19, 2018 12:05pm - 12:30pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 11

12:05pm

To Heart 2
Thursday July 19, 2018 12:05pm - 12:30pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 12

12:05pm

Tokyo Underground
Thursday July 19, 2018 12:05pm - 12:30pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 10

12:15pm

Tell Me a Story
Step into the world of Tell Me a Story, the latest project from the mind of Kevin Williamson. In this reimagining of the world's most beloved fairy tales, see "The Three Little Pigs," "Little Red Riding Hood," and "Hansel and Gretel" come to life as dark and twisted psychological thrillers interweaving with each other against the backdrop of modern-day New York City. Featuring executive producer Kevin Williamson as well as series stars Paul Wesley and James Wolk, for an exclusive sneak peek of the CBS All Access series followed by a panel discussion. Moderated by the editor-in-chief of Entertainment Weekly, Henry Goldblatt.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Ballroom 20

12:15pm

Larry F. Houston
Held in AA21:
Larry F. Houston, producer/director (The X-Men animated series, GI Joe animated series)

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

12:30pm

Girlish Number
Thursday July 19, 2018 12:30pm - 12:55pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 11

12:30pm

Hunter X Hunter
Thursday July 19, 2018 12:30pm - 12:55pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 13

12:30pm

Lost Universe
Thursday July 19, 2018 12:30pm - 12:55pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 10

12:30pm

TsukigaKirei
Thursday July 19, 2018 12:30pm - 12:55pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 12

12:30pm

2001: A Space Odyssey 50th Anniversary Panel
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 09:14AM
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) and the Arthur C. Clarke Society take a look back across a half-century (and the distant universe) to celebrate one of the most iconic films in history. Panelists will examine Stanley Kubrick's science fiction masterpiece, which WBHE will release on 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) Blu-ray in premium collectible packaging and 4K UHD Digital this fall. Kubrick's Academy Award-winning achievement is a compelling drama of man vs. machine, a stunning meld of music and motion. Kubrick (who co-wrote the screenplay with Clarke) first visits our prehistoric ape-ancestry past, then leaps millennia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever) into colonized space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman (Keir Dullea) into uncharted space, perhaps even into immortality. For the first time since its original release, new 70mm prints were struck from pristine printing elements made from the original camera negative. A longtime admirer of the late American auteur, Christopher Nolan worked closely with the team at Warner Bros. Pictures throughout the mastering process. Building on the work done for the new 70mm prints, the 4K UHD with HDR presentation was mastered from the 65mm original camera negative. The stars of the film— Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood—and an impressive array of scholars give attendees a glimpse at the remastered footage and a lively discussion of this landmark film. The panelists include Sheldon Brown (director of the UCSD Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, visual arts professor), David Brin (Hugo and Nebula Award-winning science fiction writer, PhD physicist), Wu Yan (world renowned Chinese science fiction author), Matt Grob PhD (chief technology officer XCOM Corporation, communications engineer), Laurel Riek (UC San Diego professor of robotics), Shelley Streeby (UC San Diego professor of literature, specialist in science fiction) and Paul Jacobs (CEO and founder of XCOM). Erik Viirre, M.D. PhD (UCSD Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, physician and neuroscientist) will moderate the panel. 2001: A Space Odyssey will be available on 4K UHD from WBHE on October 30.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6A

12:30pm

Adventures in Self-Publishing: Spotlight on Randy Reynaldo
Comic-Con special guest Randy Reynaldo (writer/artist, Rob Hanes Adventures), with moderator Barry Gregory (CEO, Ka-Blam Digital Printing), talks about surviving more than 20 years of self-publishing, his influences, how he started out and broke in, how self-publishing has changed, and of course his flagship title, the long-running indie action series Rob Hanes Adventures. He'll also preview what's coming up in the future for himself and the series. Randy has exhibited in the Small Press Area of the San Diego Comic-Con since its inception in 1993 and has wisdom and experience to share with other aspiring self-publishers, writers, and artists. All attendees will get a complimentary issue.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 4

12:30pm

Celebrating Mickey Spillane's Centenary
In this special anniversary discussion, Titan Publishing's Andrew Sumner sits down with writer Max Allan Collins (Quarry's War, Road to Perdition) to discuss the life and legacy of Mickey Spillane on what would have been his centenary year. They delve into the history of his most famous creation, Mike Hammer, along with his return to comics in an all-new Titan series based on one of Spillane's original plots.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 24ABC

12:30pm

UDON Entertainment 2018-2019
Celebrating another ground-breaking year of publishing video game and anime art books and manga from Japan and all over the world, UDON's chief Erik Ko and director of publishing Matt Moylan tell about all the new and exciting projects that UDON is offering in the coming months.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 8

12:30pm

Independent Movie Making Across the Borders
Independent Movie Making Across the Borders—Mitch Hyman (Bubba the Redneck Werewolf), Dirk Sholar (Violent Realm), Romulo Molina (RomneyRo Films), Frank Rodriguez (Gran Fiesta de Cine Mexicano), Alejandro Soltero (Vieja Escuela) and Rolando Ruiz (Homisapiens Films) talk about the challenges and rewards of making your own movie here and around the continent, and share what they have learned making theirs. Moderated by Sebastian M. Fink.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

12:30pm

Heroclix
Thursday July 19, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Pacific Ballroom 21 (M)

12:30pm

12:45pm

Spotlight on Jim Lee
DC Entertainment publisher/chief creative officer Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman, Suicide Squad) talks about his 25+ years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen. This is a great opportunity to watch the creative process firsthand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Entertainment's characters to life.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 6DE

12:55pm

12:55pm

HYOUKA
Thursday July 19, 2018 12:55pm - 1:20pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 12

12:55pm

Kabukibu!
Thursday July 19, 2018 12:55pm - 1:20pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 13

12:55pm

Star Ocean EX
Thursday July 19, 2018 12:55pm - 1:20pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 10

12:55pm

Bride of Frankenstein
(1935, directed by James Whale, starring Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, and Elsa Lanchester. NR) The classic sequel to Frankenstein reveals that both Dr. Frankenstein and the creature have survived. The doctor is forced to create a bride for his creature by another evil mad scientist.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:55pm - 2:10pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 8

1:00pm

Exclusive First Look at New YouTube Originals Sci-Fi Thriller: Origin
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 04:08PM
From the producers of The Crown and Strike Back comes the riveting new sci-fi thriller series Origin. Watch never-before-seen footage and see stars Tom Felton (Harry Potter film series), Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones), Nora Arnezeder (Mozart in the Jungle) and newcomer Sen Mitsuji, along with writer/creator/executive producer Mika Watkins, director Paul W. S. Anderson (Resident Evil), moderator Marcus Jones (Buzzfeed). In Origin, a group of outsiders seek a clean slate on a colonized planet but are jarred awake on their journey as an asteroid collision damages their spaceship, leaving them stranded. The abandoned passengers discover a terrifying truth and must work together for survival, quickly realizing that one of them is far from who they claim to be.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

1:00pm

A Discovery of Witches
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 19, 09:17AM
Meet the cast and creatives behind the major new TV series. Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge), Alex Kingston (Doctor Who), Valerie Pettiford, and Owen Teale (Game of Thrones) join Deborah Harkness (All Souls trilogy), author of the original novel, and exectuive producer Lachlan MacKinnon to discuss the TV adaptation.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom 20

1:00pm

Black Mask Studios: Mr. Robot: Hacking Comics
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 18, 09:06AM
One of the most exciting and innovative shows on television, USA Network's award-winning Mr. Robot is making its way to comics for the first time with this upcoming series that show creator Sam Esmail developed with show writer Jeff McKibben and artists Antonio Fuso (James Bond, Survival Fetish) and Tyler Boss (4 Kids Walk Into a Bank, Calexit). Designed as a prequel to Season 1 of the TV series produced by Universal Cable Productions, this comic book series will detail the formation of the mysterious group known as fsociety. Black Mask publisher Matteo Pizzolo will moderate this panel featuring writer Jeff McKibben and other special guests for a conversation about expanding the singular world of Mr. Robot into comics.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 28DE

1:00pm

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies
Treyarch's Jason Blundell (director, Zombies) and Craig Houston (lead writer) celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Call of Duty's Zombies and discuss what's next for the studio's signature undead in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Get ready for never-before-seen footage, exciting special announcements, and Q&A.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 6BCF

1:00pm

Careers in Geek Fashion
Geek fashion is an industry that continues to grow each year, and you don't have to be a designer to work in it. Panelists talk about the career paths available in geek fashion, looking at the jobs within and outside of fashion companies. Moderated by Lisa Granshaw (GeekFold), panelists Sarah Buzby (Ubisoft), Allison Cimino (RockLove Jewelry), Catherine Elhoffer (Elhoffer Design), Jeff Trexler (Fashion Law Institute), and WinterArtwork will discuss their careers and the ways people can work in the industry. There will be a Q&A so panelists can answer any career questions you might have.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

1:00pm

CBLDF #2 State of Censorship
Get a global look at comics censorship from CBLDF. Learn about current censorship challenges in the U.S., including new bills attempting to regulate internet use, and the abundance of local challenges to comics addressing diversity and equality. Explore how cartoonists are being prosecuted, threatened, and intimidated by authorities around the globe for making art. Learn how you can participate with CBLDF in making a difference and standing up for free expression! CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein leads the conversation.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 11

1:00pm

Comics and Libraries Fair
Come and see various programs and initiatives librarians have successfully offered communities using comics and pop culture to increase literacy and build community connections.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #3: Attorneys vs. Historians: Who Authors the Authorship Narrative?
The history of comic authorship is partly autobiographical and anecdotal, but such statements are often made simultaneously with litigation. Witness "recollections" are therefore framed with the "assistance" of corporate counsel but treated by historians as unfiltered accounts of events. James Thompson (Comic Book Historians group), Danny Barer (Pollak, Vida & Barer law firm), and Alex Grand (Comic Book Historians group) explore Golden Age and Silver Age authorial history but with the addition of legal contextualization-thereby suggesting motivations other than ego or differing perspectives for both idea origins and contractual (mis)understandings.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 26AB

1:00pm

Finding Comfort in the Apocalypse
Some apocalyptic or dystopian novels allow people to explore larger issues (or serve as a reminder of the threats facing society). Meanwhile others serve up a heavy dose of humor to remind people that surviving the unthinkable is possible and maybe things aren't as bad in real life. Whether horrifying or humorous, the novels that paint a picture of a grim future can be surprisingly comforting and fun for both author and reader alike. Emily Suvada (This Mortal Coil), Cory Doctorow (Walkaway), Elizabeth Hand (Fire), Douglas Holgate (Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond), Andrew Smith (Rabbit & Robot), and Scott Westerfeld (Impostors, Spill Zone: The Broken Vow) discuss approaches with Adron Buske (Fictitious podcast).

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 32AB

1:00pm

Larger Than the Show: The X-Files Postmortem
Moderated by Avi Quijada (X-Files Newseditor-in-chief), panelists Colleen Evanson (The X-Files Abridged writer-producer), Roi Ollson (XFN managing editor), Keva Andersen (XFN content editor), Rebecca Welch (fandom collaborator), and Ky Johnson (XFN features editor) hold an open conversation on the effects of the plot of the show in the 21st century, "The Scully Effect," and the fandom's self-sufficiency to create a preferable narrative.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

Marvel Games Panel
Get an inside look at the latest and greatest from Marvel Games. Attendees will see exciting sneak peeks of Marvel's Spider-Man, Marvel Powers United VR, and Marvel Battle Lines, with many unannounced surprises and panel exclusives. Host Greg Miller (loudmouth at KindaFunny.com) will be joined by Mike Jones (vice president & executive producer, Marvel Games), Bill Rosemann (executive creative director, Marvel Games), Bryan Intihar (creative director, Insomniac Games, Marvel's Spider-Man), and others.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hall H

1:00pm

Not-So-Strange Bedfellows: The Relationship Between Comics and Professional Wrestling
Some have called the spectacle of pro wrestling "a comic book come to life." That is not so far from the truth. From the heroics of Hulk Hogan to the anti-heroics of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and the villainy of Ric Flair, this panel explores the parallels in character development and storyline advancement between these forms. Featuring Rik Offenberger (First Comics News), Francis Szyskowski (The Massacre Twins), Scott Lost (The 2nd Shift), Michael Kingston (Headlocked), Kevin Kleinrock (Masked Republic), Flobo Boyce (Legacy), and Anthony Ray Bench (Film Threat). Moderated by Joshua Waldrop (Red Guerrilla Media).

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 29AB

1:00pm

Shattering Stereotypes: Badass Female Scientists in the Lab and on the Screen
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 03:18PM
With the success of Black Panther and television shows such as Timeless, The Flash, Arrow, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., female scientists are becoming more and more prominent in pop culture. The Fleet Science Center, local female scientists, and the creative teams behind some of the most popular movies and television shows discuss what it means to be a woman in science and how important it is to give future generations of scientists and creative minds the opportunity to see themselves represented in different roles in society. Panelists include Monica Owusu-Breen (producer, writer, Midnight Texas, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Fringe, Alias), Sarah Tarkoff (writer, executive story editor, Arrow, Sinless), Nora Zuckerman (co-executive producer, writer, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Suits, Haven, Human Target, Fringe), Maria Ferrari (executive producer, writer, The Big Bang Theory), Dr. Alison Coil (professor of physics, Ingrid and Joseph W. Hibben chair, associate dean for Equity, diversity, and inclusion and faculty equity advisor, division of physical sciences, University of California San Diego), Dr. Elena Blanco-Suarez (research associate, post-doctoral researcher, neuroscience), and Shirley Deese (engineer senior engineer of systems and software in aerospace systems and chairperson, San Diego professional chapter: National Society of Black Engineers).

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 25ABC

1:00pm

The Michael Turner Legacy Panel
Frank Mastromauro (publisher), Peter Steigerwald (publisher), Vince Hernandez (VP/editor-in-chief), Mark Roslan (VP/director of design and production), J. T. Krul (Fathom), and Siya Oum (Lola XOXO) commemorate the life and legacy of superstar artist and Aspen Comics founder Michael Turner.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 9

1:00pm

The Pitching Hour
Sujata Day (writer/actress, Insecure), Deric Hughes (co-EP, Arrow), Lamont Magee (story editor, Black Lightning), Nyambi Nyambi (actor/artist, The Good Fight), Malcolm Barrett (actor, Timeless), a surprise guest or two, and your moderator Dan Evans III (VP creative affairs, DC Entertainment) will take an idea from conception through production for various media. This process will include creating a pitch document, obtaining agents, and getting a pitch meeting. The panelists will explain, through hypothetical examples and humorous stories, the process that new creators should adapt to make their way through the creative battleground of the entertainment industry. Knowing that each project is unique, there will be a Q&A to allow the audience to really hone in on the solutions to obstacles they may encounter. Also on-hand will be Brendan McFeely (partner, Kane Kessler) to give creators insight on protecting their ideas as they navigate Hollywood!

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 7AB

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 writers and artists who tickle your four-color funny bones and find out what's in stores in the months to come!

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 23ABC

1:00pm

The Toys That Made Us
If you love toys and toy history, you'll want to join Brian Volk-Weiss (show creator/director) and the TTTMU team Robin Henry (executive producer), Ben Frost (writer/editor), and Rich Mayerik (producer, toy collector) for the same brand of fun and informative toy-talk you've come to love from the hit Netflix series. Discussion will include a Q&A on what brought The Toys That Made Us to life, what the future holds, and maybe even a surprise or two along the way.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 5AB

1:00pm

Diplomacy
Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

1:00pm

1:00pm

Pups
Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

Terraforming Mars 
Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

1:00pm

Trekking the National Parks
Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

1:00pm

"Dramatico!" Storytelling Tropes in Visual Narrative (Bilingual)
Telling a story through comics, animation, and film can be a fun but challenging business. Elvin A. Hernandez explores the ways that visual storytellers use design, composition, and layout to tell dynamic stories with dynamic visuals. He connects the use of the three-act structure of classic scriptwriting to allow for visual cues that can aid in the construction of exciting comics, animation, and illustration techniques.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 2

1:00pm

AEG – The Captain is Dead
Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

1:00pm

Magic – 4 Pack Sealed
Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Pacific Ballroom 22 (M)

1:00pm

Renegade Games – Clank!
Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

San Diego LAN – HTC Vive
Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Mezzanine 17B (CC)

1:15pm

Let's Get Real About Fantasy
Held in AA07:
Let's Get Real About Fantasy
Daniel Jos

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

1:20pm

ANONYMOUS NOISE
Thursday July 19, 2018 1:20pm - 1:45pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 12

1:20pm

D-Frag
Thursday July 19, 2018 1:20pm - 1:45pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 11

1:20pm

Gintama
Thursday July 19, 2018 1:20pm - 1:45pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 10

1:20pm

1:25pm

Thursday Playback Room Block #2
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Doctor Who: BBC America's Official Panel, Tell Me a Story, A Discovery of Witches, and Marvel Games Panel. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

1:30pm

Art During the Holocaust
Panelists examine the art and propaganda that was seen during WW2 and the Holocaust. Art was used in so many ways along with the Nazi propaganda that destroyed so many innocent lives. They drew what they saw, and this was the universal language that told the stories of the Holocaust as it happened daily. Panelists will include Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax (who survived three concentration camps between the ages of 13 and 17, including Auschwitz), Sandra Scheller (daughter and award-winning author of Try to Remember: Never Forget, a book describing her mother's holocaust experiences), Robert Scott (owner of Comickaze Comics, San Diego), and Esther Finder (president and founder of Generations of the Shoah-an organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors). Igor Goldkind (author, Is She Available?) moderates.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 4

1:30pm

Monsters in Our Midst: Our Favorite Creepy Comics Creators
Love things that go bump in the night? Hear what it takes to get those monsters out of your nightmares and onto the page with Comic-Con special guests Rafael Albuquerque, Emil Ferris, Alex Grecian, Jeff Lemire, Terry Moore, and William Stout. Moderated by the Cartoon Art Museum's Andrew Farago.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 8

1:30pm

Once Upon a Forever
Panelists examine the enduring appeal of fairy tales and other classics of speculative fiction, and the important choices authors make in retelling them. Featuring E. K. Johnston (That Inevitable Victorian Thing, Star Wars Ahsoka), Jonathan French (The Grey Bastards), Katherine Arden (Winternight trilogy), Brandon Mull (Five Kingdoms #5: Time Jumpers), April Genevieve Tucholke (The Boneless Mercies), Sherrilyn Kenyon (Deadman's Cross and The Dark-Hunters series), and Petra Mayer of NPR. Entry to each Horton Grand Theatre panel requires a separate ticket and a Comic-Con badge.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

1:30pm

Roddenberry Presents
Roddenberry Entertainment, the name that brought you Star Trek, takes on genre entertainment in the current landscape and provides updates on many of their current projects. Film and television producers Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry and Trevor Roth reveal rarely seen Deep Space Nine treasures from the Roddenberry Archives in celebration of the series' 25th anniversary and present a special screening of the company's original film project, Instant, soon to be released to worldwide audiences. The panel will be joined by podcast hosts John Champion and Ken Ray, who will speak to the growing Roddenberry Podcast Network. Moderated by Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 24ABC

1:30pm

It's Dangerous to Go Alone!
Held in AA09:
It's Dangerous to Go Alone!
Justina Ireland (Dread Nation), C.B. Lee (Sidekick Squad series), Brooklyn Allen  & Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up), Leah Thomas (When Light Left Us and Because You'll Never Meet Me), Mary Pearson (Dance of Thieve,Remnant Chronicles), Natalie C. Parker (Seafire), Sam Maggs (Wonder Women, Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy)
 

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

1:30pm

Tony Amendola
Held in AA02:
Tony Amendola, actor (Stargate SG-1)

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

1:30pm

Comic Book Men
Held in AA19:
Comic Book Men
Ming Chen (Comic Book Men, I Sell Comics podcast)
Bryan Johnson (Comic Book Men, Tell 'em Steve-Dave podcast)

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

1:40pm

Panic Attack!
Panic Attack!Do you ever wonder “Did I leave the coffee on?” or “Am I pregnant with a devil-baby?” This 3-minute short explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman’s slippery hold on reality. Panelists Eileen O'Meara (director) and Tim Maloney (creative consultant & sound mixer; owner, Naked Rabbit World Power Foundation).

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:40pm - 1:55pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

1:45pm

1:45pm

Azumanga Daioh
Thursday July 19, 2018 1:45pm - 2:10pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 11

1:45pm

Giant Gorg
Thursday July 19, 2018 1:45pm - 2:10pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 10

1:45pm

1:45pm

TMNT Reboot: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Rise up! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in Nickelodeon's brand-new mutation of New York's half-shell heroes. Featuring Omar Miller (Ballers) as Raph, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Leo, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donnie, Brandon Smith (You're the Worst) as Mikey, Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April, and Eric Bauza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012) as Splinter. Joining the cast are co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward and legendary voice director Rob Paulsen. Panel highlights to include never-before-seen clips from the upcoming series. Moderated by Buzzfeed's Keely Flaherty.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 6A

1:55pm

Martini Bombini O'Feeney Moonay
Martini Bombini O’Feeney MoonayAn eight-year-old boy builds his own hydrogen-powered race car to enter in the big race, but when they find out he’s only eight, they don’t want to let him enter. He doesn’t like that and decides to enter anyway! Appearing is writer and artist Gerry Mooney (creator, Sister Mary Dracula).

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:55pm - 2:20pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

2:00pm

Anything Goes with John Barrowman!
Actor and entertainer John Barrowman (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who) puts on his outrageously entertaining one-man show. Ask him anything and remember . . . anything goes!

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

2:00pm

Amazing Tabletop RPGs for Beginners
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 09:47AM
Looking to try out tabletop gaming but aren't sure how to get started? Then this is the panel for you! There are a whole slew of amazing tabletop RPGs out there perfect for beginners. The panelists will discuss their favorite games and offer advice for those wanting to get started in the wonderful world of tabletop RPGs, including the basics of gameplay, how to create a character, and finding others to play with in person and online. Moderated by Jeff Burns (Super Geeked Up, DC Action Hour) and featuring Dael Kingsmill (MonarchsFactory, Geek & Sundry), Kelly Nugent (Thank You for Questing!, Teen Creeps), Omar Najam (Thank You for Questing!, HyperRPG), Jennifer Kretchmer (Dollhouse, Maze Arcana), and Jake Bennett (Asinine Wisdom, Geek & Sundry). And join the panelists for a gaming session in Room 21 of the Marriott Marquis immediately after the panel. So assemble your party and join the adventure!

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

2:00pm

Creating the Future at the MIT Media Lab: How Comics Inspire Students' Work (and Vice Versa)
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 03:27PM
MIT and their Media Lab are prominent fixtures in the Marvel Universe. Tony Stark, Otto Octavius, Reed Richards, Riri Williams, and Sue Storm are all MIT alums. While MIT has inspired Marvel, the reverse is even more the case. Many of the real-world students, faculty, and alumni of the school are inventing amazing technologies (not to mention creative media) based on what they've seen from comic book characters on screen and in print. Panelists Dr. Katy Croff Bell (director of the Media Lab Open Ocean initiative), Dr. Danielle Wood (director, Space Enabled Research Group, MIT Media Lab), Alexis Hope (creative director, TEN FWD; MIT Media Lab alum), Selam Gano (MIT Media Lab undergraduate researcher) and moderator Cady Coleman (NASA astronaut, retired) will profile the cutting-edge technologies and storytelling coming out of this Cambridge MA think-tank.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 28DE

2:00pm

DC: Geoff Johns
The superstar DC writer returns to San Diego for an all-access and in-depth discussion with DC publisher Dan DiDio. Be here for this exclusive panel that will give you insight into how the world of DC is entertaining fans across all platforms.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 6DE

2:00pm

Digital Color for Comics
Whether in print or digital, comic books need color, but do you know how comic books are colored? Learn about the creative art of comic book coloring as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (The Flash) and Kristy Miller (Femme Magnifique) demonstrate the step-by-step transformation of a comic book page from black and white to full color. Learn the basics of flatting, rendering, color holds, and special effects, along with top digital coloring tips. Followed by Q&A session.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 11

2:00pm

Focus on Robert Williams
Legendary fine artist, cartoonist, and Comic-Con special guest Robert Williams discusses his storied career in comics, art, hot rods, California culture, and much more in conversation with Fantagraphics associate publisher Eric Reynolds. The two will discuss ZAP Comix, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's studio, the underground comics heyday, the Los Angeles punk scene, and everything else all the way up to the present.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 32AB

2:00pm

How to Make Cartoons When You Can't Draw (a.k.a. How to Write for Animation)
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 02:33PM
Do you love cartoons but have always been frustrated by your inability to even draw a turtle? Moderator Brendan Hay (Harvey Street Kids) talks to Jessica Gao (Rick & Morty), Tom Sheppard (Robot Chicken), A. C. Bradley (Trollhunters), Aliki Theofilopoulos (Phineas & Ferb), Kevin Sullivan (The Loud House), and Mehar Sethi (BoJack Horseman) about how they broke in, what the differences are compared to writing for live action, how to think visually, and why animation writing allows you to become a cartoon character yourself.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 25ABC

2:00pm

Nostalgia: It Doesn't Belong to You!
The hosts of Ready Set Geek! will do a live recording on geek nostalgia and its effects on pop culture as a whole. Alix Galit (host at Ready Set Geek!), Cole Garrison (host at Ready Set Geek!), Kelly Bohart (host at That Hashtag Show), Justin Mallari (host at Geek Offensive), Sam Delara (host at Geek K.O.), and J. P. G. (CEO at Geek Say What? Network) address geek entitlement, gatekeeping, and how the lens of our past dictates how we interact with others in the present and future.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

Queer Comics for Queer Kids
Libraries are often safe spaces for teens who find it hard to fit in elsewhere. This includes queer teens. It is important to keep collections that reflect these teens, both so that they can find themselves in fiction and that their peers can see them normalized. Presenters will talk about queer comics and manga, how they've affected them personally, why they're important to library collections, and some recommendations to start you off.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

So Say We All: 40 Years of Battlestar Galactica
Film and TV critic Scott "Movie" Mantz talks with authors Mark A. Altman (The Fifty-Year Mission) and Edward Gross (Slayers & Vampires) about their new oral history, So Say We All (Tor Books), an exhaustive look at the classic 1978 original series, Ronald D. Moore and David Eick's beloved 2004 re-imagining, and even the much maligned Galactica 1980. Find out the untold secrets and incredible true stories of these classic shows in this celebration of four decades of Battlestar Galactica. Win a chance to be the first to get a copy of the new 700+ page hardcover book autographed by the authors.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 5AB

2:00pm

Sonic the Hedgehog's Way Past Cool Panel
Sonic The Hedgehog has raced back into comics, bringing old enemies and new friends along for the ride. IDW editors Joe Hughes and David Mariotte, artist Evan Stanley, Sega licensing specialist Michael Cisneros, director of product development Austin Keys, and head of Sonic team Takashi Iizuka discuss comics and upcoming games, make some surprise announcements, and more!

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 9

2:00pm

The Treasury of British Comics: Can a Forgotten Archive Teach Us About Comics in the 21st Century?
They've influenced some of comics' biggest names, but you've probably never heard of them; this is the hidden history of what was one of the biggest comics industries in the world. From The Leopard from Lime Street to Whizzer and Chips, from horror comics aimed at young girls to warped humor comics for preteens, these weekly anthologies were a unique influence on some of the biggest names in comics and, with their weekly format and cross-genre mashups, form the missing link between American comics, European comics, and manga. Discover the untold story of British comics with Ben Smith (head of books and comic books for Rebellion, Graeme McMillan (Hollywood Reporter), and others.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 29AB

2:00pm

VIZ Media Panel
The VIZ crew will talk about some of your favorite titles, including My Hero Academia, One-Punch Man, Tokyo Ghoul, and Sailor Moon. Panelists will make announcements, show off exclusive first looks at new titles, and give away prizes!

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 7AB

2:00pm

We Believe in Fantasy
Creators conjure magic on a monthly basis, stretching the boundaries of reality to explore resonant themes under a veneer of high fiction. This group of creators has taken a legacy of wands, wizards, and incantations and tailored it to a modern context where shape-shifting teen baristas search for missing love and reckless rockers parley with infernal forces. Let this panel of spellbinding talent, including Charles Soule (Curse Words), Sam Humphries (Blackbird), Grace Ellis (Moonstruck), Jeremy Haun (The Realm), Johnnie Christmas (Firebug), Megan Hutchison (Rockstars), and other special guests, enchant you as they explain the alchemy behind their latest comics.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 23ABC

2:00pm

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return
Held in AA18:
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return
 Felicia Day, Steve Vance
 
This is a ticketed signing.  Tickets may be obtained through the Limited Signing drawing or by purchase of any MST3K item at Shout! Factory's booth (#4118) and get a wristband (while supplies last). Distribution begins Wednesday night.
 
Limited Signing - Drawing for Line Tickets to be held Thursday at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

2:00pm

Diplomacy
Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

2:00pm

2:00pm

Pups
Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

2:00pm

2:00pm

Star Wars X-Wng: Find the
Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

2:00pm

2:00pm

Terraforming Mars 
Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

2:00pm

Trekking the National Parks
Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

2:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #4: Comics and Healing
Kenneth Rogers Jr. (Heroes, Villains, and Healing: A Guide for Male Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Using DC Comic Superheroes and Villains) shows how the DC heroes and villains whom people love and love to hate can be used to help heal the trauma of PTSD in survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Mara Wood (Wonder Woman Psychology) demonstrates how using a bibliotherapeutic framework can help middle grade students gain an understanding of the prosocial behaviors Wonder Woman models and how to translate those behaviors into their daily interactions. Whitney Porter (Kent State University) views Emil Ferris's My Favorite Thing Is Monsters through a psychoanalytic feminist lens to consider the protective and reparative abilities of monstrous embodiment in graphic storytelling for women.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 26AB

2:00pm

2:00pm

2:00pm

2:10pm

2:10pm

Gundam AGE
Thursday July 19, 2018 2:10pm - 2:35pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 10

2:10pm

Little Busters!
Thursday July 19, 2018 2:10pm - 2:35pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 12

2:10pm

2:15pm

Galaxy Angel
Thursday July 19, 2018 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 11

2:15pm

Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits and Monsters
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 13, 10:13AM
Crawl inside the twisted mind of writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait in this panel discussion and exclusive sneak peek at the genre-hopping truTV anthology series. Joined by moderator Eugene Mirman and panelists Jake Hurwitz, Amir Blumenfeld, Tara Lynne Barr, and Karan Soni, the acclaimed comedian breaks down the inspirations behind his series' imaginative, satirical tales and the familiar film tropes that inspired them.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom 20

2:15pm

Dragon Ball Super
English voice actors for Goku and Vegeta, Sean Schemmel and Christopher Sabat, talk all things Dragon Ball -and reveal never-before-seen material for the new movie. Don't miss some special surprise appearances, too.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Hall H

2:15pm

Spyro: Reigniting a Legend
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 16, 12:35PM
In 2018, Spyro the Dragon is soaring to new heights in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Geoff Keighley will moderate a panel that will connect Spyro's creation with his present by giving fans an exclusive look into the creative process behind the original games from the '90s and the 2018 remastered collection. Panelists include Ted Price, Brian Hastings, and Brian Allgeier from the original Insomniac Games development team, Paul Yan, Josh Nadelberg, and Stephan Vankov from Toys For Bob, Stewart Copeland (composer of the original Spyro soundtrack), Tom Kenny (the voice of Spyro), and Michael John (Producer at Universal Interactive Studios on the original trilogy). Attendees will get to hear their unique experiences in creating and remastering one of the most beloved trilogies in platforming history, and will also receive a Spyro giveaway.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 6BCF

2:20pm

The Driver is Red
The Driver is RedSet in Argentina 1960, this animated true crime documentary follows the story of secret agent Zvi Aharoni as he hunted down one of the highest-ranking Nazi war criminals on the run. Q&A will follow with director/writer/artist/animator Randall Christopher.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

2:20pm

Young Frankenstein
(1974, directed by Mel Brooks, starring Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, and Madeline Kahn. PG) A classic Mel Brooks film starring the late Gene Wilder as the grandson of the infamous mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein. The young neurosurgeon tries to distance himself from his grandfather’s work but upon inheriting his estate and discovering his journals the young Frankenstein tries his hand at reanimating a dead body.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:20pm - 4:10pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 8

2:30pm

2:30pm

Beyond the Blockbuster: Finding Comics for Comic Movie Lovers
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 01:02PM
You've seen all the movies, you've watched all the trailers, now you just need to know where to start with the comic books. These panelists are here to help! ComiXologists Kiersten Wing and Matt Kolowski are joined by Magdalene Visaggio (Eternity Girl, Kim & Kim), Jen Vaughn (Betty & Veronica: Vixens), M. K. Reed (The Castoffs, Palefire), Shawn Kittelsen (Savage Game, Mortal Kombat X), Axel Medellin (Elephantmen), and Boo Cook (Elephantmen) to go down a list of well-known comic movie hits and recommend a library of perfect comic book/blockbuster pairing.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 8

2:30pm

Meet the Newest Cultural Ambassadors: Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Animation
As comics, film, and popular arts increase in global appeal, so do the State Department's initiatives designed to build mutual understanding around the world. Learn about an anti-bullying film project between U.S. and Mexican students, comic book-based learning in countries around the world, and how diplomatic engagement using popular arts highlights shared values. U.S. diplomats and citizen cultural ambassadors will showcase innovative programs that promote solutions to challenging global issues and advance U.S. foreign policy. Panelists include Preeti Shah (foreign service officer, U.S Consulate Tijuana, U.S Department of State), David Andrade (filmmaker/graphic artist, Theory Studios, ECA Alumni), Alex (Alexandra) Wesser (teacher/program implementer, Media Arts Center), Rachel Gandin Mark (program director, American Film Showcase), and director/producer/writer Jorge Gutierrez (Book of Life, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, Son of Jaguar).

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 24ABC

2:30pm

Statix Press: The World's Best Comics
Comics have such a rich history across the globe, yet so few are being translated into English for U.S. audiences to enjoy. Titan Comics is changing that with their new imprint, Statix Press, which debuted last year. Publishers Weekly's Heidi Macdonald, writer/artist Helge Vogt (Alisik), brand manager Chris Thompson (Statix Press), and buyer Terence Irvins (Kinokuniya Books) discuss the international comics scene and what the industry is like across Europe (and around the world).

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 4

2:30pm

Finding Comfort in the Apocalypse
Held in AA09:
Finding Comfort in the Apocalypse
Emily Suvada (This Mortal Coil), Cory Doctorow (Walkaway), Elizabeth Hand (Fire), Douglas Holgate (Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond), Andrew Smith (Rabbit & Robot), Scott Westerfeld (Impostors, Spill Zone: The Broken Vow)

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

2:30pm

Drawing with Artgerm Lau
This is a live demonstration of how Artgerm creates characters with universal appeal.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 2

2:30pm

Writers' Coffeehouse at Comic-Con
Led by authors Peter Clines (Paradox Bound, The Fold) and Jonathan Maberry (Glimpse, Mars One), this session focuses on the business of prose publishing. The Writers' Coffeehouse is a bunch of writers sitting around talking about writing. No agendas, no requirements-just chat about markets, about pitching and selling, about conquering frustration and defeating writers block, and about all of the good things that come from the community of writers. It's open to everyone-from absolute beginners to award-winners and bestsellers. Just show up, hang out, and talk. Or don't talk-lurk in the back and take notes.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

2:30pm

2:30pm

Don "The Dragon" Wilson
Held in AA13:
Don "The Dragon" Wilson, actor (Blood Fist, Batman Forever)

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

2:30pm

Aspen MLT, Inc (Aspen Comics)
Held in PR 03:
Aspen Comics, Comic Book publisher, will be reviewing artist samples and portfolios for aspiring comic book artists.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review

2:30pm

Al White
Held in AA26:
Al White, actor (Airplane!, Back To The Future Part II)

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

2:30pm

Arthur Kwon Lee
Held in AA16:
Arthur Kwon Lee, artist/cartoonist (The Great Guardian, Domesticated Primate)

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

2:30pm

Ben Kaplan
Held in AA27:
Ben Kaplan, actor (Slasher.com, ADDicted)

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

2:30pm

Benedict Wong
Held in AA12:
Benedict Wong, actor (Avengers: Infinity War, Marco Polo)

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

2:30pm

Erin Gray
Held in AA24:
Erin Gray, actor (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Star Trek Continues)

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

2:30pm

Gigi Bannister
Held in AA22:
Gigi Bannister, director/producer/sfx (Phantasm IV, V, Schrodinger's Cat, Bubba Ho-Tep)

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

2:30pm

Gigi Edgley
Held in AA32:
Gigi Edgley, actor/host (Farscape, Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge)

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

2:30pm

Greg Cipes
Held in AA11:
Greg Cipes, actor (Teen Titans Go !)

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

2:30pm

Joe Ochman
Held in AA14:
Joe Ochman, actor (Life is Strange, Naruto)

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

2:30pm

Larry Nemecek
Held in AA29:
Larry Nemecek, pundit/producer (Trekland Portal 47, Star Trek Continues)

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

2:30pm

Lela Lee
Held in AA32:
Lela Lee, cartoonist/actor (Angry Little Asian Girl, Tremors)

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

2:30pm

Lester Speight
Held in AA23:
Lester Speight, actor/comedian (Terry Tate, The Dawn of Zombie Apocalypse)

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

2:30pm

Lisa Marie Varon
Held in AA31:
Lisa Marie Varon, actor (WWE Smackdown!, Love)

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

2:30pm

Marcel Walz
Held in AA17:
Marcel Walz, writer/director (Blood Feast, Rootwood)

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

2:30pm

Nichelle Nichols
Held in AA08:
Nichelle Nichols, actor (Star Trek)

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

2:30pm

Reggie Bannister
Held in AA22:
Reggie Bannister, actor (Phantasm I-V, Bubba Ho-Tep, Bloody Bloody Bible Camp)

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

2:30pm

Richard Dent
Held in AA10:
Richard Dent, author (Myopia: The Rise of The Domes, Dynamite Entertainment)

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

2:30pm

Ruben Najera
Held in AA30:
Ruben Najera, director/actor (Crystal of Truth, Kill Her! Mata La!)

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

2:30pm

The Grindhouse Radio
Held in AA20:
The Grindhouse Radio |  GHR: The Great Airspace Chase
Brimstone, Kim Adragna, Steve 'Zambo' Zambito, Tom Greer

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

2:30pm

The Magicians
Held in AA05:
The Magicians
Rizwan Manji, actor (Mr. Robot, The Magicians), Sergio Osuna, actor (The Magicians), Hannah Levien, actor (The Magicians)

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

2:30pm

Committed Comics
Held in PR 06:
Committed Comics will be reviewing portfolios of dedicated and driven creative talents. We are looking for people who have a drive to get into the comic book industry and create some incredibly original and amazing comics. We will be reviewing all facets of the creative process but if you don't have sequential samples please don't sit for a review. If you would like to submit your cover only portfolio or character design portfolios then please drop a packet with a contact sheet to the Committed Comics small press booth at P-10. Writer samples will be collected and quickly reviewed or you can drop off a packet at P-10 in the small press area. Completed projects or full creative teams are welcome to sit for a review.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review

2:30pm

PicturePlane
Held in PR 08:
PicturePlane is a creative studio providing visual assets for leading brands. With a full range of talented professionals, we are always looking for concept and sketch artists, painters and finishers, and 3D creators and manipulators. With offices in Los Angeles and Dallas, we look to hire the best talent, and use that talent to produce the highest quality work for our client partners.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review

2:35pm

Chihayafuru
Thursday July 19, 2018 2:35pm - 3:00pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 12

2:35pm

2:35pm

Psybuster
Thursday July 19, 2018 2:35pm - 3:00pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 10

2:50pm

First Bloom
First BloomHe is a servant in the royal palace. She is the emperor's daughter. Growing up together, they become friends and soulmates in the feudalistic kingdom, but they strive for the freedom to love and to bloom. Participating panelists include Tingting Liu (director, Kubo and the Two Strings), Tao Liu (composer, Forever Young), and Amanda Peach Hughes (sound designer, On-Site).

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:50pm - 3:05pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

2:55pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

Kiznaiver
Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 3:25pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 10

3:00pm

3:00pm

Van Helsing
Held in AA03:
Van Helsing
Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Rukiya Bernard, Aleks Paunovic, Trezzo Mahoro, Vincent Gale, Jennifer Cheon, Neil Labute, Chad Oakes, Mike Frislev
 
Limited Signing - Drawing for Line Tickets to be held Thursday at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

3:00pm

SYFY's Nightflyers
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 12:40PM
From the mind of George R. R. Martin, this new SYFY series is a psychological thriller set in the year 2093 that follows a team of scientists aboard the most advanced ship ever built. Their mission takes them to the edge of space but also to the edge of insanity, as they realize true horror isn't waiting for them out there-it's already on their ship. Unlike anything you've seen before, Nightflyers combines horror and science fiction in a way that Martin himself has described as " Psycho in space." Executive producers Jeff Buhler, Gene Klein, and David Bartis and stars Eoin Macken (The Night Shift), Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire), David Ajala (Fast & Furious 6), Jodie Turner-Smith (The Last Ship), and Angus Sampson (Fargo) will give attendees an exclusive look into this exciting new series. Moderated by SYFY WIRE’s Karama Horne.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

3:00pm

1988: Greatest Geek Year Ever-Yippe-Kay-Yay Edition
This panel of geeksperts take you on a trip back in time 30 years to the great geek year of 1988, as they look back at Die Hard, A Fish Called Wanda, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Big, Beetlejuice, Willow, Heathers, Midnight Run, and They Live. (And just for Robert, Two Moon Junction.) Moderator Scott "Movie" Mantz hosts Charles de Lauzirika (The Alien Anthology, The Martian Extended Edition), Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars), Marc Bernardin (Castle Rock), Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), Steve Kriozere (NCIS, Agent X), Robert Meyer Burnett (Agent Cody Banks, The Hills Run Red) and Mark A. Altman (The Librarians, Agent X). So don't get dipped. Join this panel and you won't be "very dis-appoint-ed."

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 5AB

3:00pm

A Shop Called Quest: Black Series Rebels Live
A Shop Called Quest, humbly the world's strongest comic book shop, and Black Series Rebels are a weekly YouTube talk show and podcast inspired by a galaxy far, far away . . . For the first time ever, this unique live comedic experience will be at Comic-Con. Come celebrate fandom with likeminded fans. Featuring guest interviews, games, and giveaways. Panel attendees will receive a free limited-edition action-figure-inspired pin (while supplies last).

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

3:00pm

Drawing Inspiration: How Drawing Groups Can Empower Aspiring Comic Book Creators into Print
The Accidental Aliens, a San Diego-based drawing group, discuss creating comic stories from their individual talents and how they forged their resources together to launch a successful Kickstarter-funded anthology comic to print. Topics include how a drawing group can inspire artists to hit deadlines on top of real 9-to-5 day jobs, promotion of individual talents through a group social media campaign, working together to tackle the logistics of a successful Kickstarter campaign, promoting diversity, group networking, and how a drawing group can improve your skills as a comics artist while having fun making new friends in your very own creative tribe!

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 29AB

3:00pm

Fearless Women
Tor celebrates women in publishing: their worlds, their voices, and their unique stories. Rachel Caine (The Great Library #4: Smoke and Iron, Honor Among Thieves), Cinda Williams Chima (Stormcaster), Susan Dennard (Witchlands series), Seanan McGuire (The Girl in the Green Silk Gown, Wayward Children series), V. E. Schwab (Shades of Magic trilogy, Villains series), and Laini Taylor (Strange the Dreamer) celebrate with Kayti Burt, books editor/Den of Geek. Entry to each Horton Grand Theatre panel requires a separate ticket and a Comic-Con badge.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

3:00pm

H. P. Lovecraft Animated Trilogy, Steam Engines of Oz, and Go Fish!: Arcana's Animation Slate Continues
Arcana's animation slate continues! The third movie of the Howard Lovecraft trilogy, Howard Lovecraft & The Kingdom of Madness features the voices of Doug Bradley, Jeffrey Combs, Christopher Plummer, Mark Hamill, and Finn Wolfhard. Steam Engines of Oz (released on June 5) stars Ron Perlman, Julianne Hough, and William Shatner. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the first ever Cthulhu to make it to the big screen: At long last this 420-foot Great Old One will be shown in his full glory, along with a sneak peek at Go Fish! Free toys, books, shirts, and DVDs for those asking questions and participating. You'll have a R'lyeh good time!

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 32AB

3:00pm

In Conversation with Robert Kirkman
Prolific comic book creator, writer, and executive producer Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Oblivion Song)discusses his work across comics, TV, and film, including his newest comic book series, Oblivion Song. Room 6A

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 6A

3:00pm

Niko and the Sword of Light: From Sketch to Screen
Concept co-creators Kei Acedera, Bobby Chiu, Adam Jeffcoat, and Jim Bryson are joined by series director Sung Jin Ahn and executive producer Rob Hoegee to tell the inspiring story of how a collaboration between four art school friends went from a successful Kickstarter campaign to a blockbuster motion comic and now an Emmy-winning animated series. Plus exclusive art, clips, Q&A, and a surprise or two.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB

3:00pm

Snoopy Space Traveler: The History and Future of Snoopy and NASA
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 12:04PM
Discover how cartoonist Charles M. Schulz partnered with NASA to bring everyone's favorite beagle Snoopy to the moon in this retrospective panel about the history and future of Snoopy in space. The panel will feature talking heads from the Schulz Museum, Schulz Studio, NASA, and beyond! Moderated by Damian Holbrook and and featuring panelists Stephanie Betts (SVP of development and current series DHX), Aimee Crane (NASA consultant), Lex Fajardo (Charles M. Schulz creative associates), Rachel Fellman (Charles M. Schulz Museum archivist), Ginger Kerrick (NASA flight director), and Robert Pearlman (editor of CollectSPACE).

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 28DE

3:00pm

Spotlight on E. K. Johnston
E. K. Johnston (Star Wars: Ahsoka, That Inevitable Victorian Thing) talks about her career from small-town Ontario to a galaxy far, far away. Kate and fellow author Sam Maggs (Wonder Women, Girl Squads) hold this session.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 23ABC

3:00pm

Spotlight on Jeff Lemire
Comic-Con special guest Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer, Descender, Gideon Falls) and veteran comic book editor Will Dennis discuss Lemire's various creator-owned projects and for the first time preview both the upcoming Family Tree and Ascender! Panel will feature Dustin Nguyen (Batman, Descender) and a Q&A session.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 25ABC

3:00pm

StreetPass San Diego: Using Nintendo to Create a Safe and Open Community for Gamers
Adolfo Coronel, Michelle Hernandez, Ben Avecilla, Chris McAtamney, and Jahaziel Aguilera talk about the work, contacts, and how-to of creating a free, open, and overall friendly community for gamers. Learn to create events, get venues, reach out to sponsors, and grow or maintain a community group. There will be a Q&A segment for anyone with questions on their groups or on starting a community. While StreetPass San Diego focuses on Nintendo, the panel applies to any community based around video games.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

3:00pm

The Forgotten Trio: A Spotlight on Letterers, Inkers, and Colorists
Many think of the artist and the writer as the masterminds behind all great comics. Little do many know how much credit should go to the colorists, inkers, and letterers who put in hours of work, only to receive minimal recognition. Jessica Tseang (founder of The Comic Book Girl, comic book historian) leads a discussion with legendary talents from Marvel, DC, IDW, Dark Horse, Image, Top Cow, Aspen, and other publishers on how the industry can change, the importance of their work, a brief look into their daily lives, and how to break into their career. There will also be a Q&A for budding colorists, inkers, and letterers.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 9

3:00pm

Truth, Social Justice, and the Academic Library Way: Comics in Academic Libraries
Academic libraries have often used scholarship and curriculum support as means to justify collecting comics and graphic novels. However, these items often get lost in the greater academic collections, and these "hidden" collections often go unused. Three academic librarians have taken a different approach to utilizing graphic novels and comics as means for community engagement and to encourage a culture of reading. Topics covered include developing a social justice-themed comic collection and a physical space in the library for comics and graphics novels, encouraging a comic culture to underserved populations, and strategies for outreach and engagement using comics and graphic novels. Panelists are Kai Alexis Smith (subject librarian, Cal Poly Pomona), Bethany Herman (public services librarian, Houston Community College), and Jennifer Crispin (public services librarian, Houston Community College).

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

3:00pm

Writing 101: What to Think About Before You Start Writing
Award winning writer/editor Marv Wolfman (writer/creator of Blade, Black Cat, Bullseye, New Teen Titans, Deathstroke, and many more) brings his annual writing seminar to Comic-Con. This is for those who want to write but aren't sure how to begin. Marv talks about structure, creating characters, writing dialogue, and more. If you want to begin writing, be sure to attend Marv Wolfman's panel first.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 11

3:00pm

Once Upon a Forever
Held in AA07:
Once Upon a Forever...
Jonathan French (The Grey Bastards), Katherine Arden (Winternight Trilogy), Brandon Mull (Five Kingdoms #5 Time Jumpers),  April Genevieve Tucholke (The Boneless Mercies), Sherrilyn Kenyon (Deadman's Cross and The Dark-Hunters series)
 

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

3:00pm

Diplomacy
Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

3:00pm

3:00pm

Pups
Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

Terraforming Mars 
Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

3:00pm

Trekking the National Parks
Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

3:00pm

Magic – Modern
Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Pacific Ballroom 22 (M)

3:00pm

AEG – Mystic Vale
Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

3:00pm

3:00pm

Renegade Games – Topiary
Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

Loot Corps - Tavernin
Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

3:05pm

Shelldon
ShelldonA little hermit crab with a blue bottle cap shell goes on a journey for a better home. He travels over sand dunes and pieces of trash, all while avoiding being spotted by the birds. Upon reaching his goal, his fate is changed with one swoop. Participating panelists include Isaac Gilich (director), Guy Glasson (art director), and Benjamin Clark (technical director).

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:05pm - 3:15pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

3:15pm

Bullies
BulliesA 10-year-old boy is relentlessly bullied until he discovers a secret beneath his school that promises to keep him safe—if he's willing to play by the rules. Participating panelists include Daniel Bydlowski (director and VR artist, NanoEden) and Dilek Ince (director, writer and producer, Bob Jr.).

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

3:15pm

Marvel Animation: Marvel Rising
UPDATED: Sun, Jul 15, 03:06PM
Marvel Rising brings together the next generation of Marvel Super Heroes for the next generation of Marvel fans. This is your chance to be among the first to see a sneak peek of this group of powered teens and their adventures that are full of heart, action, comedy, and powerful messages for every kind of Marvel fan. Join our Ghost-Spider Dove Cameron (Descendants, Liv & Maddie), our Quake Chloe Bennet (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nashville) our Squirrel Girl Milana Vayntrub (This Is Us, Silicon Valley), our Ms. Marvel Kathreen Khavari (Big Little Lies, Marvel’s Avengers), our Patriot Kamil McFadden (K.C. Undercover, Grown Ups 2), Cort Lane (SVP, Animation and Family Entertainment), Marsha Griffin (VP, Animation Current Series and Development), Mairghread Scott (Writer, Marvel Rising) and Sana Amanat (VP, Content and Character Development) for an action-packed panel that will showcase the first look of the animated shorts, special announcements, and so much more.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 6DE

3:20pm

3:25pm

Coppelion
Thursday July 19, 2018 3:25pm - 3:50pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 10

3:25pm

Rental Magica
Thursday July 19, 2018 3:25pm - 3:50pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 12

3:25pm

3:30pm

AMC's Better Call Saul
Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, and Giancarlo Esposito join executive producers and showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould to discuss the series upcoming fourth season. New and familiar faces return as Jimmy McGill continues his evolution into the Saul Goodman persona that fans met on Breaking Bad. The panelists hold a Q&A session and an official preview of season 4, returning August 6 on AMC.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hall H

3:30pm

Mega Man 30th Anniversary
Celebrate 30 years of the Blue Bomber with the talented developer veterans from Capcom. Producers Kazuhiro Tsuchiya (Mega Man 11) and Nonaka Daizo (Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2) discuss their work on the iconic side-scrolling series in a panel moderated by Capcom's Tim Turi. Get equipped with behind-the-scenes insights on the new Mega Man 11 and other recent titles. The festivities will include trivia, prizes, and more.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 6BCF

3:30pm

Ray Bradbury and the Creation of Fahrenheit 451
Orty Ortwein, of the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum, talks about what led Ray Bradbury to write his breakout classic.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 26AB

3:30pm

The Mark, Sergio, Stan, and Maybe Tom Show
It's another panel where the award-winning team of Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier (Comic-Con special guests) discuss their work together, especially on the long-running comic Groo The Wanderer. They'll be joined by their letterer (and the creator of the also long-running Usagi Yojimbo) Stan Sakai, and they may be joined the colorist for both, the hardest-working man in comics, Tom Luth. They'll be telling you all about the upcoming crossover mini-series in which Groo meets . . . well, come to the panel and find out who.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 8

3:30pm

Will You Go to the Dance with Me? How Homecoming Dances and Epic Parties Have Shaped Storytelling
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 06, 11:58AM
From Pretty in Pink to Pride & Prejudice's ball at Netherfield Hall, parties have always served as excellent plot devices. In this panel, moderators Sam Maggs (Girl Squads, Anthem) and Amy S. Foster (The Rift Uprising) along with panelists Alexandra Monir (Timeless, The Final Six), Rachel Heine (editor-in-chief, Nerdist), Camilla Zhang (comics outreach, Kickstarter), and Rowan Rowden (founder, Dual Wield Studios) will talk about their favorite fictional social blowouts and discuss changing social mores, traditions, and celebrations through the ages. And who doesn't love a good party?

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 24ABC

3:30pm

YA Comics FTW!
Amazing, creative, crazy graphic novels are being written for teenagers today. Here's a chance to hear what inspired the authors of those books to write for young adults, and why YA comics can be the absolute coolest. Panelists include Jen Wang (The Prince and the Dressmaker), Scott Westerfeld (The Spill Zone), and Tillie Walden (Spinning).

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 4

3:45pm

3:50pm

elDLIVE
Thursday July 19, 2018 3:50pm - 4:15pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 10

3:50pm

NieA_7
Thursday July 19, 2018 3:50pm - 4:15pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 13

3:50pm

RIN-NE
Thursday July 19, 2018 3:50pm - 4:15pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 12

4:00pm

Van Helsing: The World Is a Vampire
Now entering its action-packed third season, SYFY's Van Helsing continues the story of Vanessa Van Helsing and her band of heroes as they fight to reclaim the world after vampires took over during "The Rising." Stars Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Missy Peregrym, Aleks Paunovic, Rukiya Bernard, Vincent Gale, and Trezzo Mahoro, along with showrunner Neil LaBute and executive producers Mike Frislev and Chad Oakes, premiere exclusive footage from the upcoming third season and dish out tidbits from behind the scenes. Moderated by Bevin from Den of Geek.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

4:00pm

Magic First
Magic FirstIn contemporary Russia there exists a hidden world—a world of magic and enchantment. Magicians have to hide from the nonmag society surrounding them, a society they are disdainful of, some even hostile toward. The Master of the Guard of the Supreme Council of Magic and Enchantment, Bakhrushin, loses his magic abilities and must not only avoid revealing this but also prevent the war brewing between the magicians and the nonmagi. Participating panelists include Ekaterina Krasner (director/writer), Lesya Parker (producer/writer), Sergei Fedorov (director of photography), Narek Martirosian (ex. producer), Aleksandra Antonova (production designer).

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

4:00pm

Apex Comics Publishing Group Exclusive Previews
Stan Lee's God Woke and William Shatner War Chronicles writer/artist/publisher Mariano Nicieza will feature new creator-owned projects with exclusive premiere announcements, including project previews by Mark Torres (Designated), Jeff Slemons (Vampires vs Nazis), Wilson Ramos Jr. (Phazer), Jim Kaufman (Rackfest), Linda Castillion (Card.com), and Tom Vargas (Factory Entertainment). Apex also celebrates the Gold Medal win of the 2017 Independent Publishers Book Award for Stan Lee’s God Woke!

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 23ABC

4:00pm

Art of Collaboration: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Collaborators
Andy Schmidt (Comics Experience, Avengers, Annihilation), Kyle Higgins (Nightwing, Hadrian's Wall), Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, Green Hornet), and Phillip Sevy (Tomb Raider) discuss the intricacies and intimacies of creative collaboration for comic books. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and build lasting, collaborative relationships!

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 11

4:00pm

Be a Financial Superhero (Even If You're Not Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne!)
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 13, 11:54AM
Do you dream about quitting your day job to pursue your passion of being an artist, writer, or professional in the industry? Are you already in the business and need help figuring out how to budget between paid contracts, dealing with taxes, or determining the best way to raise and save cash for future projects?Perhaps you just want to be a Financial Superhero for yourself and your family and invest in your future! Sean Nisil (financial planner, SimpliFi) and Karen Martin (The Princess Project) put together an entertaining and educational panel on Superhero financial planning and best practices for artists, writers, industry professionals, and all others interested. Also joining the panel this year are Neil Narvaez (Professional Tax Services) to address how new tax laws are affecting small businesses and creatives and Eric Atilano (mortgage consultant, Guild Mortgage) who will share best credit practices for creatives. The discussion will follow with a Q&A of industry panel guests including Chris Neuhahn (Emmy Award-winning animator, DreamWorks Animation, MTV Networks), Alonso Nuñez (founder and director, Little Fish Comic Book Studio), and Erin Pennell (founder and art director, Rare Hare Studio, Art FORM) who will talk about financial challenges and successes in their fields.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

4:00pm

Captain Actions: Adventures in Space and 2018 Collectors Customization Contest
Captain Action, the first superhero action figure, celebrates collecting, customization, and entrepreneurial passion with a behind-the-scenes-look at the 2018 line development (including the new 1/6th scale line), upcoming publishing efforts, and the all-ages animation. The annual customizer panel will again celebrate fan creations, judging and awarding the grand prize during the panel. Panelists include Greg Goldstein (IDW), Joe Jusko (Marvel Masterpieces), Harold Sipe (Little Monsters Cards) Michael Polis (Atomic Toybox), J. C. Vaughn (The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide), Michael Crawford (MWC Toys), and Daniel Pickett (Action Figure Insider). Moderated by Professor Ed Catto (Ithaca College).

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 32AB

4:00pm

comiXology Originals: Creator-Owned Comics and Beyond
Creator-owned comics from comiXology? You bet! Sam Humphries (Green Lanterns), Alti Firmansyah (Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde), Magdalene Visaggio (Eternity Girl, Kim & Kim), Jen Vaughn (Betty & Veronica: Vixens), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen, Ask for Mercy), and Abigail Jill Harding (Ask for Mercy) talk about their latest comiXology Originals graphic novels and series. They'll also entertain you with stories on the process of bringing creator-owned comics to life and what it's like pushing the envelope with digital comics, and beyond. Moderated by comiXologists Kiersten Wing and Matt Kolowski.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 28DE

4:00pm

Creator Panel: When I See Myself In Comics
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 16, 05:47PM
Authors/creators talk about the discoveries that come after their book is published and released into the world. What are the biggest surprises that come from readers who identify with their work? What sort of impact does this have on how they, as creatives, perceive the original work? What sort of stories did they read that had a profound impact on how they write and why they choose the stories they tell? Featuring Sebastian Kadlecik (Quince), Christina "Steenz" Stewart (Archival Quality), Jenni and Matt Holm (Babymouse), Dana Simpson (Pheobe and Her Unicorn), and Sina Grace (The Li'l Depressed Boy). Moderated by Colleen Bement.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

4:00pm

On the Mic Podcast Live
Tim Drake (Funny or Die, Buzzfeed, Robot Butt) is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, author, and Second City alumnus whose 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. He will be joined by actor and writer Austin Grant (Youth & Consequences, Yellowstone, Wind River), as well as a special celebrity panelist, talking film, TV, and comedy.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

4:00pm

Speechless: The Power of Wordless Comics
Wordless comics allow for readers to infer meaning from the context of juxtaposed images, and inferences can vary, whether it's from the sequential woodcuts of Lynd Ward and Frans Masereel or the books for younger readers by Raymond Briggs and Shaun Tan. To explore the achievements and potential of the form, join moderator Lee Nordling (two-time Eisner nominee for BirdCatDog and SheHeWe), artist/writer/educator Peter Kuper (Mad magazine's Spy vs. Spy, Eisner Award winner for Ruins), creator Rachel Dukes (Steven Universe and Frankie Comics), and creator Art Baltazar (Aw Yeah Comics, Patrick the Wolf Boy).

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9

4:00pm

Spike & Mike's Festival of Animation
Presenting retrospective of classics as well as new titles. Spike is best known for theatrically premiering works of Tim Burton, Brad Bird (Family Dog), Bill Plympton (everything), Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo), and Nick Park (Wallace and Gromit), etc. Focusing on pop culture and hilarious award-winning films, this screening allows the viewer to see the next generation of Hollywood superstars before anyone else. Meet Spike in person. Recommended ages 10 and up.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 25ABC

4:00pm

Splashing Ink on Museum Walls
Do comics belong in museums? Lots of major art and cultural institutions seem to think so, with ambitious new shows and comic art museums springing up everywhere, including one spearheaded by Comic-Con itself. Artist/writer Emil Ferris (My Favorite Thing Is Monsters), Kim Munson (editor, From Comics to Frames: Comic Art in Museums), writer/editor and exhibition consultant Ann Nocenti, and SDCC museum director Adam Smith converse about the future of comics on display, moderated by Rob Salkowitz (Forbes, Full Bleed).

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 29AB

4:00pm

We Wrote Your Childhood
If you're a millennial, chances are these panelists wrote the cartoons you watched as a kid. Paul Germain (Rugrats, Recess), Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold!), Sue Rose (Pepper Ann, Angela Anaconda), Holly Huckins (Recess, Angela Anaconda), Peter Gaffney (Rugrats, Ah! Real Monsters!), Rachel Lipman (Rugrats, Hey Arnold!), Matt Negrete (Pepper Ann), and Joe Ansolabehere (Hey Arnold!, Rece ss) talk about these iconic '90s cartoons. Q&A to follow.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 7AB

4:00pm

Westworld: Further Beyond Frontier Law
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 06, 01:14PM
The revelation of five additional parks makes it clear that there is far more to Westworld than initially meets the eye, and the continued exploration of this fantastic yet twisted Delos Destination depicted in the HBO hit Westworld presents an ever-growing bundle of legal questions and conundrums. The all-star posse of speakers from last year's standing-room-only program returns. Ninth Circuit Justice John B. Owens, professor Betsy Rosenblatt, attorney and adjunct professor Paul Burns, attorney Farah Bhatti, and moderator Michael Lovitz discuss the top legal questions posed in the second season of HBO's groundbreaking show, including numerous criminal activities by humans and hosts alike, corporate malfeasance and misappropriation of corporate assets, what is (and isn't) intellectual property in these Delos parks, and even parsing out the question of the ownership of one's own thoughts and dreams. And this year perhaps they'll settle the question of just who really owns the intellectual property created by the robot hosts. [This program is approved for one (1) credit of California MCLE.]

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 5AB

4:00pm

Diplomacy
Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

4:00pm

4:00pm

Pups
Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

4:00pm

4:00pm

4:00pm

Terraforming Mars 
Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

4:00pm

Trekking the National Parks
Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

4:00pm

Drawing with Scott Hampton
Scott Hampton is an American comic book artist known for his painted work for Batman, Sandman, Black Widow, Hellraiser, and Star Trek, as well as Magic: The Gathering cards. He is currently working on American Gods for Dark Horse. For this session he is joined by Jennifer T. Lange, a writer and metalsmith who was an intellectual property attorney for 16 years before she began coloring comics. She assisted and studied with Scott before working on American Gods, collaborating with Scott to help bring tone and texture to the work.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 2

4:00pm

Magic – Wizard’s Tower
Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ballroom 22 (M)

4:00pm

4:00pm

Timothy Zahn
Held in AA28:
Timothy Zahn, author (Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances)

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

4:10pm

4:15pm

Log Horizon
Thursday July 19, 2018 4:15pm - 4:40pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 10

4:15pm

4:15pm

4:15pm

Magnum P.I. Exclusive Screening Panel
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 05:22PM
Magnum P.I. is a modern take on the classic series starring Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. A charming rogue, an American hero, and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum has Juliet Higgins and her Dobermans to keep him in line, as well as his trusted buddies and fellow POW survivors T. C. and Rick when he needs back-up on a job. With keys to a vintage Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and an Old Düsseldorf longneck chilling in the fridge, Thomas Magnum is back on the case! Series stars Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Stephen Hill, and Zachary Knighton and executive producers Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim present an exclusive sneak peek at the premiere episode of the CBS series, followed by a panel discussion. Moderated by Entertainment Tonight correspondent Kevin Frazier.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Room 6A

4:20pm

I, Frankenstein
(2014, directed by Stuart Beattie, starring Aaron Eckhart and Bill Nighy. PG-13) Dr. Frankenstein’s monster lives on, and is recruited to fight in a war between two immortal powers, and stop the powers of Hell from using the secrets of his creator’s journal to raise an army of undead!

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:20pm - 5:55pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 8

4:20pm

Thursday Playback Room Block #3
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits and Monsters, Dragon Ball Super, and Pokémon GO, Ingress and Everything Next from Niantic. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

4:30pm

A Celebration of Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was so much more than the 17-year-old girl who eloped with her married boyfriend and wrote the immortal classic Frankenstein. Shelley is also the mother of both the science fiction and horror genres and wrote a novel so subversive that it was not published until 1959. Lisa Morton (president, the Horror Writers Association; Ghosts: A Haunted History), Leslie Klinger (The New Annotated Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes technical advisor), Kate Jonez (chief editor at Omnium Gatherum Press, Best Horror of the Year), Gillian Horvath (showrunner, Primeval: New World; co-executive producer, Beauty & the Beast for CW), Kate Maruyama (professor, Antioch; Harrowgate), and New York Times bestselling author Nancy Holder (writer, Mary Shelley Presents comic book series from Kymera Press) discuss the importance of Mary Shelley in the cultural landscape. Moderated by D. Lynn Smith (publisher, Kymera Press).

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 26AB

4:30pm

Breaking Bad 10th Anniversary Celebration
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the premiere of Breaking Bad, AMC and Sony Pictures Television have reunited the original cast to take a look back at the best moments from this groundbreaking television series and reminisce about TV's most famous anti-hero, Walter White. Cast members Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, R. J. Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, and Giancarlo Esposito, along with executive producer and showrunner Vince Gilligan, look back at their favorite moments from the series and discuss the legacy the show and characters have left behind.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hall H

4:30pm

DC: The New MAD
An all-new MAD ness is descending on San Diego! Meet some of your favorite classic contributors as well as some of the new California staff for music, inside scoops, and insanity! The Usual Panel of Idiots will include Doug Thomson, Suzy Hutchinson, Dan Telfer, Allie Goertz, Paula Sevenbergen, Sergio Aragonés, Tom Richmond, Luke McGarry, and Peter Kuper.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 8

4:30pm

Supergirl the Movie: The Warner Archive Collection Blu-ray!
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 13, 09:29AM
A generation before Kara Zor-El conquered the airwaves, a soon-to-be-legendary actress made her motion picture debut as the "Maid of Might" in a big-screen follow-up to Superman: The Movie. As a fan-favorite phantasmagoria, Supergirl arrives in heroic high definition at last (after decades of demand) from your friends at the Warner Archive Collection (WAC). The original Supergirl, Helen Slater (The Secret of My Success), alongside her Jimmy Olsen, Marc McClure (Superman, Back to the Future), and WAC podcasters Matt Patterson and D. W. Ferranti shine the super spotlight at this caped wonder and reveal what's in store on the new Supergirl Blu-ray release. Moderator Gary Miereanu will have goodies for some lucky fans.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 6DE

4:30pm

Superheroes of Body Positivity: A Conversation with Steven Universe's Rebecca Sugar and Friends
Calling all Crystal Gems! The Dove Self-Esteem Project and Cartoon Network's Steven Universe have partnered to educate young people on body confidence through the Emmy-nominated hit series' celebrated themes of inclusion and empowerment. Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar and experts from the Dove Self-Esteem Project hold a conversation on the importance of body positivity in both the real and animated world. Entry to each Horton Grand Theatre panel requires a separate ticket and a Comic-Con badge.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

4:30pm

The Super-Awesome Authors AMA Smackdown
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 18, 05:38PM
These pro writers are ready and willing to answer (almost) any questions you have about what it takes to make it as a scribe in the 21st century. Maybe you're dreaming about publishing that first novel or comic, but you're not sure which way to go. Is it better to take the indie route? Aim for the traditional New York path? Will you need an agent? What about book marketing? How do you build an author brand? What's the reality of selling books at comic conventions? Will brick-and-mortar bookstores go the way of the dinosaurs? Is Amazon really the future? Get your answers from Marv Wolfman (Teen Titans, Superman), Brandon Easton (Agent Carter, M.A.S.K.), Russell Nohelty (Katrina Hates the Dead, publisher of Wannabe Press), Scott Sigler (Generations trilogy, The Rookie), and New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon, with moderator Neo Edmund (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Red Riding, the Alpha Huntress).

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 24ABC

4:30pm

Writing the Mysteries with Paul Levitz
Paul Levitz (Brooklyn Blood, Legion of Super-Heroes, former DC publisher) and Abraham Riesman (Vulture.com) talk about crafting mystery stories in comics and prose and reveal some of the secrets of the comics industry.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 4

4:30pm

E.K. Johnston
Held in AA21:
E.K. Johnston, author (The Story of Owen, A Thousand Nights)

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

4:30pm

Fearless Women
Held in AA09:
Fearless Women
Rachel Caine (Smoke and Iron, The Great Library #4 / Honor Among Thieves), Cinda Williams Chima (Stormcaster), Susan Dennard (Witchlands Series), Seanan McGuire (The Girl in the Green Silk Gown / Wayward Children series), V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic Trilogy, Vicious/Vengeful), Laini Taylor (Strange the Dreamer)

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Sails Pavilion - Autographs

4:35pm

Food Wars!
Thursday July 19, 2018 4:35pm - 5:00pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 11

4:40pm

Fairy Tail Zero
Thursday July 19, 2018 4:40pm - 5:05pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 12

4:40pm

4:40pm

One Punch Man
Thursday July 19, 2018 4:40pm - 5:05pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 10

4:45pm

Crafting Story for Video Games
Writers and narrative designers from some of your favorite games and franchises discuss the craft of making successful interactive stories. Panelists Leah Hoyer (Telltale Games), George Krstic (Blizzard), Ryan Verniere (Riot), and Anne Toole (Horizon Zero Dawn) will share tips and behind-the-scenes stories from their careers, as well as offer solid advice to anyone waning to make their own interactive stories or make game writing their career.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 6BCF

4:45pm

SYFY WIRE Hosts The Great Debate
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 12:39PM
What superfan doesn't love a good debate? To reboot or not reboot? Have video games eclipsed movies and TV? Pine, Pratt, or Hemsworth? Fan favorites (and fans themselves!) Felicia Day (Mystery Science Theater 3000), Joe Manganiello (Rampage), Adam Savage (MythBusters), Janet Varney (Stan Against Evil), Orlando Jones (American Gods), and John Barrowman (Torchwood) join the ultimate debate as they share their thoughts, feelings and theories on the genre’s most hotly contested topics while moderator Aisha Tyler (Unapologetic) keeps the peace. After each round, you'll get to settle the debate by casting your vote for the most convincing argument.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Ballroom 20

4:50pm

The Ghosts of Highway 20
The Ghosts of Highway 20On a dark Southern highway, a lonely man is driving toward his appointment with a musician at the crossroads. But he has to collect a passenger along the way. Panelists include Tony Jonick (writer/director), Elijah El-Amin (actor, The Musician), and Alisha McCutcheon (cinematographer).

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:50pm - 5:20pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

5:00pm

5:00pm

Z Nation
Be the first to witness a whole new evolution in zombie-kind as the cast and creators of SYFY's hit series Z Nation reveal exclusive details of what's in store for the 5th (and possibly final) season. Join cast members D. J. Qualls, Kellita Smith, Russell Hodgkinson, Karl Schaefer, and surprise panelists.

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

5:00pm

3D Printed Props Tips and Tricks
With 3D printing at the forefront of innovation, there are new developments every day. Panelists will talk about the different ways you can use 3D printing to take your costume to the next level. Are you an MCU fan? Come dressed up in your best Marvel costume for a chance to win a 3D-printed Stormbreaker!

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

5:00pm

Across the Editor's Desk: A Day in the Life of Comics' Unsung Heroes
Have you always wondered what a comic book editor does? Do you think you have what it takes to become a comics industry professional? Dark Horse wants to give you insights on breaking into the industry and working with a powerhouse publisher. Dark Horse editors offer a look at the secrets to breaking into the industry and building successful comic and graphic novel programs. Panelists include Katii O'Brien, Spencer Cushing, and Ian Tucker.

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 23ABC

5:00pm

Black and Queer in Popular Media
Black representation has gained integral attention within the geek culture. However, Black queer characters and stories continue to be limited or absent from the discussion. Prism Comics' Viktor Kerney (StrangeLore; co-host of the MEGASheen podcast) and panelists Valerie Complex (screenwriter, movie reviewer), Sean Z. Maker (MYTH, Ramonah Rising), Ajuan Mance (Gender Studies), William O. Tyler (Queerbait), and others discuss a myriad of topics from portrayals of Black queer people across media platforms to Black queer contributions to the sci-fi, fantasy, and comics genres.

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 28DE

5:00pm

DC Art Academy
DC is proud to be home to some of the most talented artists working in comics today. Class is in session for an in-depth look into their creative process in shaping some of your favorite DC characters and books.

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 11

5:00pm

I Can Fix It
Have you ever watched a movie and wondered, "How would I do this differently?" Some of the most skilled minds in entertainment are thrown some of the most flawed examples of Hollywood mega-franchises and asked what they'd do differently. But there's one catch: They can only change what they need to make the movie work. No pitching a whole different story!

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 7AB

5:00pm

Manga Publishing Industry Roundtable
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 11:05AM
Manga in North America is enjoying a new Golden Age. More books are hitting the shelves in bookstores and comic shops, and more titles than ever are available in digital formats the same day/date as Japan. There's more anime streaming on Netflix, Amazon, and Crunchyroll, and that's driving interest in more manga and a more diverse range of titles than ever before. Get a taste of what's hot, what's not, and what's next for manga from top publishing pros, including Ben Applegate (associate director, publisher services at Penguin Random House), David Brothers (editor, VIZ Media), Rachel Thorn (manga translator and associate professor in the faculty of manga, Kyoto Seika University), Daihei Shiohama (Media Do International), Erik Ko (chief of operations, Udon Entertainment), and Christopher Butcher (Toronto Comic Arts Festival, VIZ Media). Moderated by Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly, Anime News Network).

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 29AB

5:00pm

Marvel Studios: The First 10 Years, Visual Development
UPDATED: Sun, Jul 15, 03:03PM
The Marvel Studios Visual Development team comes to San Diego to share never-before-seen concept art and their favorite designs from the past 10 years. Panelists include Ryan Meinerding, Andy Park, Jackson Sze, Rodney Fuentebella, Anthony Francisco and Charlie Wen. Moderated by Tara Bennett (NYT bestselling author & co-writer of the upcoming Abrams book, Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years).

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 25ABC

5:00pm

Original Graphic Novels: From Concept to Creation
So you have an idea, but what comes next? These seasoned creators have completed what so many of us dream about: an original graphic novel. Moderator Jessica Tseang discusses what's involved in taking an idea to paper with Comic-Con special guests Aminder Dhaliwal, Emil Ferris, Thi Bui, Tillie Walden, and Larry Marder.

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 9

5:00pm

Sandman: House of Whispers
Nalo Hopkinson (House of Whispers) talks about the experience of writing the manuscript for one of the four new books in Neil Gaiman's Sandman Universe.

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 32AB

5:00pm

The Science of Cool
An all-star panel of scientists and innovators discuss how the rise of immersive technologies, robotics, rocketry, and AI have made science cool again and continue to bring us closer to solving some of the greatest challenges and mysteries we face. Come check out this incredible tech and innovation, in person, at the Future Tech Live! Pavilion at the Omni Hotel. Join the first annual SDCC Hackathon too!

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 5AB

5:00pm

Diplomacy
Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

5:00pm

5:00pm

Pups
Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

Terraforming Mars 
Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

5:00pm

Trekking the National Parks
Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

5:00pm

5:00pm

Cosplay Figure Drawing
If you're into drawing superheroes, manga warriors, cartoon characters, or movie monsters, where do you find live models? This workshop gives you that rare opportunity to practice your people drawing skills on real cosplayers in fantastic costumes from the stories you love. Cosplay models will strike different poses throughout the room, giving you time to sketch their facial expressions, hand gestures, and action poses. Hosted by Douglas Neff and Corey Rothermel (authors of Epic Win! The Geek's Guide to the Journey from Fan to Creator), the session will include various exercises, from one-minute burst sketches to detailed figure studies. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Bring your own art supplies and passion for drawing.

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

5:00pm

Educator and Librarian Mixer
Hang out with educators and librarians at their first CCEL mixer, sponsored by Image Comics and the Friends of the Central Library. Don't miss this opportunity to meet others in the education and library fields who use comics and pop culture as powerful learning and engagement tools. Light refreshments and a no-host bar will be provided. Space is limited.

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

5:00pm

AEG – Space Base
Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Mezzanine 15AB (CC)

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:05pm

Gundam 00
Thursday July 19, 2018 5:05pm - 5:30pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 10

5:05pm

Urara Meirochou
Thursday July 19, 2018 5:05pm - 5:30pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 12

5:05pm

5:20pm

Reclamation
ReclamationA determined young woman embarks on an epic adventure to reunite her family, torn apart and spread across the solar system 10 years ago by an all-powerful global company that, in 2151, has the power to "recruit" anyone who owes it a debt. Participating panelists include Alison Kohlhardt (actor/director/producer, RecklessJuliet's), Tom Loveman (writer/executive producer, Synesthesia), and Rachanee Lumayno (actor/producer, Stevie TV).

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:20pm - 5:55pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

5:25pm

5:30pm

5:30pm

Kiddy Girl–And
Thursday July 19, 2018 5:30pm - 5:55pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 10

5:30pm

Wandaba Style
Thursday July 19, 2018 5:30pm - 5:55pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 13

5:30pm

30 Years of studioADI
Discuss the past, present, and future of Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr.'s Academy Award-winning practical FX studio and get an exclusive sneak peek at studioADI's upcoming feature film, Wellwood. Tom and Alec will be joined by Wellwood's producers/stars Keisha Castle-Hughes (Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead), Camille Balsamo, and Reid Collums (also the screenwriter), as well as the film's director, Eliza Hooper.

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 24ABC

5:30pm

Dynamite Entertainment 50 Years of Vampirella
Executive editor Joseph Rybandt introduces Joseph Michael Linsner (Dawn) and Kristina Deak-Linsner to preview Vampirella's upcoming 50th anniversary projects. Q&A session moderated by CEO/publisher Nick Barrucci.

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 8

5:30pm

Karoke Komix: Sing Along with Bob the Angry Flower!
Comics are a silent medium, but that doesn't stop cartoonists from trying to fake it. Join Bob the Angry Flower creator Stephen Notley for a rollicking singalong/discussion of some of the cheap tricks one can use to imply a tune without actual sound. Be ready to sing or at least hum along!

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 4

5:30pm

Superstars in Children's Graphic Novels
Award-winning children’s book and graphic novel superstars discuss how they create the heroes, characters, and books that kids love. Featuring Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Jarrett Krosoczka (Hey, Kiddo), Aron Steinke (Mr. Wolf’s Class), Molly Ostertag (The Witch Boy), Ian Boothby (Sparks!), and Gale Galligan (Baby-sitters Club Graphix).

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 26AB

5:30pm

How to Draw with Jim Lee
DC Entertainment publisher/chief creative officer Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman, Suicide Squad) will talk about his 25+ years in the comics industry and sketch your favorite characters live on the big screen. This is a great opportunity to watch the creative process firsthand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Entertainment's characters to life.

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Room 2

5:45pm

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: The Final Curtain Call
As the critically acclaimed CW series enters its final season, come celebrate and take a trip down memory lane with co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna as they look back on some of the series most memorable moments. The panel will be moderated by series guest star Michael McMillian and will include a special performance and never-before-seen footage.

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Room 6A

5:45pm

Assassination Nation Panel with Cast and the Russo Brothers
As if high school wasn't difficult enough already, imagine if every phone in your town was hacked, the contents shared for all to see, and you and your three best friends were framed as the hackers. Welcome to the explosive world of texting, terror, and teen-angst that is Assassination Nation. Already dubbed "the most aggressive high school movie in film history," Assassination Nation is being brought to the big screen by the Russo Brothers (Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War), who will be joined by director Sam Levinson and the film's stars Bill Skarsgård (It), Suki Waterhouse (Insurgent), Hari Nef, and Abra for an exclusive look at what is sure to be one of the most controversial and cathartic films of the year.

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Hall H

5:45pm

The Science of Star Trek
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 13, 09:16AM
To go boldly where no one has gone before . . . but human eyes may have. If you believe that elsewhere in this galaxy, familiar worlds from Star Trek and sci-fi exist, this is the panel for you. Dr. Morgan Cable (NASA scientist for Europa Lander mission concept), Dr. Jessie Christiansen (NASA scientist at Exoplanet Archive/Caltech), Phil Plait (SYFY's The Bad Astronomer and Bill Nye Saves the World), Hallie Lambert (writer for The Expanse), and André Bormanis (science consultant for Star Trek and The Orville) discuss the real science behind sci-fi's most beloved universe.

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Room 6DE

5:50pm

5:55pm

Clockwork Planet
Thursday July 19, 2018 5:55pm - 6:20pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 10

5:55pm

5:55pm

Trickster
Thursday July 19, 2018 5:55pm - 6:20pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 13

5:55pm

Mainline
MainlineConfined to his makeshift lab, a reclusive bioengineer must grapple with the gruesome and deadly consequences of his time-traveling serum.

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:55pm - 6:35pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

6:00pm

Black Mask: Debuting Tomorrow's Legends
Fresh off a dazzling run with breakout books BLACK [AF]: America's Sweetheart, CALEXIT, Eisner nominee Kim & Kim, Space Riders, and The Wilds, Black Mask has made a name for itself as the hottest launchpad to debut new talent and as the home for some of the coolest, most provocative comics around. Join Black Mask co-founder Matteo Pizzolo (CALEXIT) and creators Vita Ayala (The Wilds), Emily Pearson (The Wilds, upcoming Snap Flash Hustle), Pat Shand (Breathless, upcoming Snap Flash Hustle), Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim, upcoming Sex Death Revolution), Kwanza Osajyefo (BLACK, America's Sweetheart, Widows and Orphans), Stephanie Phillips (upcoming Devil Within), Ashley A. Woods (upcoming Dismantlers), Matthew Rosenberg (4 Kids Walk Into a Bank) and more surprise panelists for a wide-ranging discussion of how new creators and new ideas are changing comics and how you can be a part of it.

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 32AB

6:00pm

Destination Nerd
Anastasia Washington (Legion of Leia, Anastationtv) chats with the most jet-setting nerds around as they discuss fashion, travel tips, and how to find your ultimate nerd mecca wherever you go. Panelists include Melissa Howland (We Are Movie Geeks, host), Marlon Reynoso (Nerd Coolture), Holly Amos (Star Trek Adversaries, Go Trek Yourself podcast), Laura Sirikul (Nerd Reactor) and Katie Elhoffer (Elhoffer Design).

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

6:00pm

Funimation Industry Panel
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America's largest anime distributor, Funimation.

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 29AB

6:00pm

Going Crypto: How Digital Coin Technology Is Changing How We Live Our Lives
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Dash, LiteCoin . . . cryptocurrency or digital currency or digital coin or blockchain or whatever you want to call it is arguably the most talked-about topic in the ether right now. Beyond the speculation of altcoins, tokens, and ICOs, at the heart of it all is an innovative tracking technology that is now also impacting gaming, entertainment, animation, video, and everyday life. Come find out what is coming down the pike in the world of crypto! Get further into blockchain at the Future Tech Live! Pavilion in the Omni Hotel.

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 5AB

6:00pm

Graphic Novel or Illustrated Book: You Make the Call!
The debate has raged for years, and it's only getting more intense: Is a 200-page comic story a graphic novel? Or is it a long comic book? Is a novel that is 100% filled with illustrations a graphic novel? Or is it an elaborate picture book? A new wave of profusely illustrated epics have entered the fray, including books by Mark Schultz (Storms at Sea), Armand Baltazar (Timeless), and Mark Wheatley (Doctor Cthulittle), creators who will be on hand for the discussion along with Karen Green of Columbia University and J. C. Vaughn (VP of Publishing, Gemstone).

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 25ABC

6:00pm

How to Be a Superstar Host
NEW: Fri, Jul 13, 02:51PM
Ever dreamed of being a host for the Emmys, Nerdist, Hyper RPG, Geek and Sundry, Nerdist, Buzzfeed, DC, Marvel, and other popular news oulets? Or maybe having your own successful Youtube channel and a top-50 Apple iTunes podcast? Jessica Tseang (The Kaiju Kingdom Podcast, comic book historian) brings you the men and women who know what it takes to be a breakout host, drawing in viewers all around the world week after week, without needing a second job!

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 7AB

6:00pm

Infectiously Expanding the Universe of Tom Clancy's The Division 2
Tom Clancy's The Division 2 creative director Julian Gerighty and other members of the team take you on a journey through what it takes to bring the post-pandemic world of The Division 2 to life in-game. Learn how the Division narrative is constructed with the vision of expanding through comic books, novels, and other entertainment.

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 6BCF