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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

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

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
 
Thursday, July 19
 

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

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

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

10:30am

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

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

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

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

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

11:15am

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

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

11:45am

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

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

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

12:15pm

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

12:30pm

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

12:45pm

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

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

"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

1:25pm

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

1:45pm

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

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

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

2:15pm

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

2:30pm

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

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

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

3:15pm

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

3:30pm

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

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

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

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

4:15pm

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

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

4:45pm

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

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

6:00pm

Masquerade 101
For costumers, future costumers, and for those who simply enjoy watching costuming events, this overview of convention competitions will discuss their history, inner workings, differences among conventions, the judging process, and what it takes to compete well. Also tips on research, fabrication methods, use of music, reference materials, and stage presentation ideas for taking original and re-created designs from concept to stage-ready. Panelists include past Comic-Con award-winning costumers Allan Lavigne, Malis Vittorfolk, and Jennifer King, along with Ian Branson (San Diego Comic-Con/WonderCon Masquerade tech director) and moderator Martin Jaquish (San Diego Comic-Con/WonderCon Masquerade coordinator since 1992).

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 23ABC

6:00pm

Netflix: Marvel's Iron Fist
Be among the first to get the exclusive inside scoop on what's in store for season 2 of Marvel's Iron Fist, as Danny Rand and Colleen Wing set off on a new adventure as the protectors of lower NYC. Featuring executive producer and Marvel's head of television Jeph Loeb and surprise panelists.

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ballroom 20

6:00pm

Transformation Magic: Transgender Life in Comics from Street Level to the Stratosphere
Transgender comics creators are telling their own stories like never before. The groundbreaking new anthology We're Still Here features 50 trans cartoonists sharing their personal experiences as only they can. Meanwhile trans characters are finding their way into prominent roles in superhero, sci-fi, and fantasy comics that combine derring-do with real-life struggles of gender and acceptance. What do comics both indie and mainstream have in store for the transgender community in a politically fraught climate? How can trans comics artists best serve their creative and financial interests in an industry that has yet to fully embrace them? Prism Comics and moderator Tara Madison Avery (Prism Comics board member, Stacked Deck Press) along with panelists Knave Murdok (TransCat), Ajuan Mance (Gender Studies), Veronica Casson (Salt & Fog), Dylan Edwards (Transposes), Sonya Saturday (Load World Comics), and Erin Nations (Gumballs) discuss these and other topics.

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 28DE

6:00pm

Up Your Game: Create Live Animated Avatars!
Hear how animators successfully created animated avatars that changed their interactions and increased their viewership on Twitch and beyond. Christopher Eriksen Bøe (Scribbleh), Jennifer Chiu (Motion Sickness) Keith Stevens (Critically Awkward), and Jacob Mercy (24 Hour Comic movie) talk about the tools they use and give tips on how you can animate your own avatar while responding to viewers. Moderated by Erica Schisler (Adobe) and partnered with Dan Ramirez (Adobe), who will show you how to create walking and talking characters that can be animated with a webcam and a mic using Adobe Character Animator, plus preview new technology, Project Puppetron, that will help you quickly animate your own characters.

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 11

6:00pm

Writing Great Dialogue
Short. Meaningful. Memorable. How do you write great dialogue? What works and what doesn't work? Writers from animation and comics, including Nicole Dubuc (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Transformers: Rescue Bots), Marsha Griffin (Guardians of the Galaxy, Miles from Tomorrowland), Craig Miller (Curious George, Beast Wars), Eugene Son (Avengers: Secret Wars, Saint Seiya), and Matt Wayne (Justice League Unlimited, Cannon Busters) talk about how to craft a great line.

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 9

6:30pm

A Light in the Void
Composer Austin Wintory (Journey, Abzu, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate) and filmmaker Anthony Lund (Through the Wormhole, National Geographic's Breakthrough) explore unforgettable scientific quests set to sweeping original music. Also on hand are renowned NASA planetary scientist Carolyn Porco, voice actor Troy Baker (The Last of Us, BioShock Infinite, Shadow of War), and surprise panelists.

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 24ABC

6:30pm

Comics PR and Marketing 101
Need tips on how to market your content, your comics, and yourself? This is the panel for you! comiXology's head of content Chip Mosher hosts an exciting panel of comics experts from all corners of the industry, including Elsa Charretier (Superfreaks, Star Wars Adventures), C. Spike Trotman (Iron Circus Comics), Hope Nicholson (Bedside Press), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen, Ask for Mercy), and Abigail Jill Harding (Ask for Mercy)! These self-motivated comic pros share their hard-earned knowledge on how to make big splash in comics through marketing and PR!

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 8

6:30pm

Spotlight on Shannon Wheeler
Comic-Con special guest Shannon Wheeler (New Yorker cartoonist and Too Much Coffee Man creator) presents a special slide show and free gifts. Secrets will be revealed! Shannon shot 5,000 comics with a gun (self-proclaimed stupidest gimmick ever). Learn the history of the Japanese Bootleg shirt. Was Huey Newton (Black Panther leader) Shannon's landlord? Did Shannon's mom take them to hear cult leader Jim Jones speak? Did Shannon smuggle cigars out of Cuba? All true. Those stories will be told, plus selections from his new book, Memoirs of a Very Stable Genius, including "Camp Micro-Penis," "Getting Trapped in the Paris Subway," and "How To Sell a Sex Doll." There might be some dirty words.

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 26AB

6:30pm

The Scoop at Simon & Schuster
Anna Jarzab (marketing), Caitlin Sweeny (marketing), Jodie Hockensmith (publicity), Keri Horan (marketing), and Liesa Abrams (marketing) give a sneak peek at the hottest books and properties coming from Simon & Schuster in 2018, including books by some of your fan-favorite authors. Moderated by Jon Anderson (executive vice president, publisher). Attendees will take home exclusive prizes and swag.

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 4

6:45pm

Shooting Clerks: The Kevin Smith Biopic
Fresh off its feature on AMC TV's Comic Book Men, the biographical comedy that dramatizes the making of Kevin Smith's indie cult classic film Clerks is coming to indie cinemas around the U.S. later this year. Christopher Downie (writer/director), Brett Murray (producer/actor), Ryan James (producer/editor), Matthew Postlethwaite (actor), Stephanie Price (actress), and folks from the original Clerks, including Brian O'Halloran (associate producer/"Dante") and Marilyn Ghigliotti (associate producer/"Veronica"), present an exclusive sneak peek, show behind-the-scenes footage, and make some special announcements.

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Room 6A

7:00pm

Anomaly Productions and Digital Art Tutorials Costumed Figure Drawing
Brian Haberlin (Witchblade co-creator/co-founder of Anomaly Productions, teacher at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, founder of Digital Art Tutorials) teaches a one-hour class in which he demonstrates proper techniques of drawing from a live model while answering any questions attendees may have. All skill levels are welcome. Download codes (retail value of $60) for Brian's Digital Art Tutorials will be given to all participants.

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 2

7:00pm

Future Indies You Must See
Chris Gore (Film Threat) shares an exclusive sneak preview of new independent genre films and documentaries coming your way in 2019 and beyond. Through trailer debuts and exclusive clips, you'll get a glimpse into projects that are not coming to the multiplex but can only be seen at film festivals, in limited release, or on VOD. From lo-fi sci-fi to horror to docs to movies that defy genres, these films will make your must-see list, and you will be among the first to see footage from these indie projects.

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 5AB

7:00pm

Holy Hollywood History! Creating the Batman '66 Exhibit
In late 2017, Los Angeles Publicist Roger Neal launched the idea of having a salute to the 1966 "Batman" TV series featured at the legendary Hollywood Museum in the old Max Factor building in downtown Hollywood. With museum owner Donelle Dadigan's blessing, Roger and his client Burt Ward (Robin from the TV series) contacted Batman super collector Wally Wingert to curate the exhibit. Wingert engaged 20-plus Bat collectors from all over the country to participate in the exhibit, which opened on January 12 (the 52nd anniversary of the TV show's debut), much to the delight of fans everywhere. Wally, Donelle, and Roger will show photos and video and talk about the complicated process required to mount such an ambitious presentation. Along with two of the participating collectors (Scott Sebring and Pat Evans) and moderator Mark Fullerton, the audience will hear how the whole thing came together in glittering Hollywood fashion. Don't miss a special appearance by Burt Ward (Robin the Boy Wonder himself)!

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 7AB

7:00pm

How to Read Nancy
Comics scholars Paul Karasik (City of Glass) and Mark Newgarden (We All Die Alone) present their Eisner Award-nominated work How to Read Nancy, which ingeniously isolates the separate building blocks of the language of comics through the deconstruction of a single Nancy strip.

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 28DE

7:00pm

Inside the Voice Actors Studio
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 05:01PM
This one-hour panel/workshop covers practical dubbing techniques, important issues such as studio protocol, and what to expect at your first audition. This is a great opportunity for attendees interested in the voice-acting profession to get firsthand advice and experience from the pros in an intimate yet dynamic setting. You will learn directly from some of the best voice actors and directors in the world and get inside information on how to break in and what the industry is really like. This year’s panel features voice actor Ray Chase (Final Fantasy XV, One-Punch Man) who will shed light on how to break in and what the industry is really like.

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 11

7:00pm

Lost in Translation
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 16, 09:14AM
It seems the English-translated manga industry has new players and more venues than ever. How is the industry changing, and how are the freelancers navigating the new terrain? Is this affecting the translations themselves? Highly experienced freelancers and industry insiders take audience questions and discuss the latest industry developments. Panelists include Mark Simmons (Gundam), Michael Gombos (translator), Mari Morimoto (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations), Ed Chavez (publisher at Denpa, LLC.), Lillian Diaz-Przybyl (freelance editor), Stephen Paul (One Piece), and Julie Davis (freelance editor).

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 29AB

7:00pm

7:00pm

Popular Science: Beyond Entertainment
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 13, 11:41AM
Since its launch in 2003, the MythBusters television show has entertained audiences around the world. But MythBusters was never intended to be solely for entertainment purposes. Rather, the show and its iconic pop-culture hosts have sought to highlight the science involved in discovering the truth behind popular urban legends. Kari Byron (Mythbusters), Tory Belleci (Mythbusters), and Grant Imahara (Mythbusters) discuss MythBusters and compare notes with local scientists Dr. Angela Kemsley (scientist, Marine Protected Area Watch program coordinator, WILDCOAST biology, citizen science, ecology, animal behavior), Dr. Tiffany Chow (Neuroscientist, professor, clinical neurology, USC), Dr. Brian Keating (scientist and writer, professor astrophysics, University of California San Diego), and Dr. Steven Snyder (moderator, president and CEO of the Fleet Science Center) on the scientific methodology for experiments and why failure is not only encouraged but also a necessary part of research and discovery.

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 6DE

7:00pm

Representation in Gaming: From the Comic Shop to the Tabletop
Tabletop role playing has been a staple in the nerd community, but it's found a resurgence with podcasts like Adventure Zone and Critical Role. Now Lion Forge brings readers the perfect combination between a tabletop RPG magazine and a comic anthology with Rolled & Told, a monthly periodical that offers casual gamers fun-filled adventure modules, comics, art, and so much more. D20 Dames co-host Jen Vaughn and Christina "Steenz" Stewart, Geek & Sundry's Satine Phoenix, artists Max Bare and Shing Yin Khor, and writer Josh Trujillo discuss where the tabletop gaming industry is going and how inclusive they can continue to make it.

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 32AB

7:00pm

Steampunk Teapot Racing and Tea Dueling 101
Fellow Steampunks will discuss the ultimate in steamy competitions: tea dueling and teapot racing! Whether these makers mash up remote controlled racers with teapots to race against the clock or settle matters of honor over a field of tea, Steampunk events today offer more than just cosplay and workshops. Discover the wonderful world of tea dueling, where two contestants dunk their cookies into a hot cup of tea for a count of three before they fight gravity and soggy biscuits to be the last one holding or eating their entire cookie before it splatters. Shenanigans and laughter are guaranteed! Brought to you by Madame Askew (Mistress of Tea and professional teapot racing commentator), Chris Sturhann (head of the San Diego Splendid Teapot Racing Society), Tim Silver (teapot race winner 2016), John Bollman (teapot racer winner 2018), and Karina Walsh (tea dueling winner 2015), and moderated by Anastasia Hunter (chair, Gaslight Steampunk Expo).

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

7:00pm

The Annual Comics Journalism Panel: Chronicling the New Comics Canon
Panelists look at reviewing, whether journalists need a canon, and how to cover the vast world of not only print comics but webcomics, Kickstarters, and more. With Heidi MacDonald (The Beat), Valerie Complex (Braxton), Rob McMonigal (Panel Pater), Kat Overland (Women Write About Comics), and Fred Van Lente (The Comic Book History of Comics).

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 23ABC

7:00pm

Women of Color in Comics: Race, Gender, and the Comic Book Medium
The Women in Comics Collective International is an organization that focuses on highlighting the merit and craft work of women working in the comic book industry. In this installment of their ongoing panel discussion series, they explore representation in the professional aspect of the industry as well as in fandom. They'll also discuss where the industry seems to be going and how it can stay on track in terms of inclusion and diversity. Moderated by Women in Comics Collective International founder Regine L. Sawyer, with panelists Vita Ayala (writer, Black Mask Studios, DC Comics, Valiant), Marqueeda LaStar (tech journalist, The National Association of Black Journalists), Alice Meichi Li (illustrator, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics), Jay Justice (cosplayer/activist), Che Grayson (writer, Image Comics, Bitch Planet anthology), and Shann Dornhecker (CEO, ComicMix).

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 9

7:00pm

Women on the Dark Side
Not all female artists/creators are about unicorns and glittery vampires and silly pseudo-bondage. Some women create truly dark and challenging art and content, with just a touch of humor and whimsy. Whether it's comic books, novels, or art, these women are creating content that connects with our deeper, darker side. Featuring Susan Lee (Shadow of the Knight), Megan Hutchison (Vesna, Rock Stars), Nancy Holder (Wicked Series), and Lisa Morton (Ghosts: A Haunted History); moderated by Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press).

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 25ABC

7:00pm

Thursday Playback Room Block #4
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: AMC's Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad 10th Anniversary Celebration, Assassination Nation Panel with Cast and the Russo Brothers, and Netflix: Marvel's Iron Fist. (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 7:00pm - 10:45pm
Marriott Marina Ballroom DE, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

7:15pm

ScreenJunkies: The Truth Behind Honest Trailers Plus Movie Fights!
The ScreenJunkies team will answer your questions about the Emmy-nominated series Honest Trailers and premiere a trailer exclusively for Comic-Con. Plus, cheer on your favorite fighter in a mega Movie Fights where your votes decide the winner. ScreenJunkies personalities Hal Rudnick, Joe Starr, Spencer Gilbert, Dan Murrell, Roth Cornet, and special panelists keep Hollywood honest!

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Room 6BCF

7:30pm

Directing Your Comic Book
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 09:37AM
Action Lab alumni/filmmakers Rylend Grant (Aberrant) and David Pepose (Spencer & Locke) along with Sean Lewis (The Few, Coyotes) examine the writer-artist relationship in comics creation, specifically casting the writer/creator as "director" of his or her book. What does it take to get your script ready for your artist (or your cinematographer/production designer)? What does working with a colorist and letterer look like? And how best do you see that your original "vision" for the book ends up on the finished page?

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 8

7:30pm

Here There Be Dragons: Creating Fresh Stories in Fantasy
Every genre has its tropes, and fantasy has many: swords and sorcerers, castles and cavalries, dungeon crawls and dazzling dragons. But with more than a century of fantastical storytelling behind us, how does a writer deliver fresh, exciting ideas while giving readers what they want and expect? Adron Buske (host of the Fictitious podcast) talks with a group of professional genre authors about writing to market, how to subvert clichés and expectations, and blazing new trails on the well-trod map of fantasy. Featuring Tomi Adeyemi (author of Children of Blood and Bone), Mary E. Pearson (author of The Remnant Chronicles, Dance of Thieves), Robert Jackson Bennett (author of Foundryside, City of Blades), R. F. Kuang (author of The Poppy War), and Jason Denzel (author of the Mystic trilogy, founder of Dragonmount).

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 24ABC

7:30pm

Historietas: The History of Mexican Comics
Learn about the artists and titles that managed to grow under the shadow of the American giants and how American comics influenced some of Mexico's older comic book characters, with Luis Gantus (The Sad Story of Mexican Comic Books and the Terrible Industry) and Adalisa Zarate (Writer's Block). Moderated by Rene Franco (La Taquilla).

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 26AB

7:30pm

Not Just a Pretty Face: The Complex Women of Comics
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 06, 12:19PM
Seventy-seven years after Wonder Woman was blacklisted for being "[in]sufficiently dressed" women in comics, whether on the page or holding the pen, continues to be a hot topic for creators and fans alike. Comics are moving away from the dichotomy of the damsel-in-distress and warrior princess to depict complicated and compelling female characters who are not defined by their body-type alone Writers LaToya Morgan (Turn, Into the Badlands) and Victoria Rau (Peek-A-Boo), artist Sam Sawyer (Lady Death), comic store owner Jen King (Eisner finalist), owner/creator of Zenescope Entertainment Ralph Tedesco, and cosplayer Fatal Siren will take a look at female representation, going beyond the cover art to explore the history of popular female characters, the current climate of the industry, the balance of gender on and off the page, as well as fan concerns about the future of women in comics.

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 4

8:00pm

Fictional Languages in Comics, TV, and Film
Jessica Tseang (Girl on Geek, comic book historian) picks the brains of linguistic professors, actors, comic book legends, and film critics on the fascination with learning Kryptonian, Gallifreyan, Elvish, Dothraki, and Klingon. Explore with other fans the development in creating these languages and how they have become a part of pop culture and everyday life.

Thursday July 19, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 28DE

8:00pm

Innovation in Animation with VRV
Technology has changed everything! Listen as your favorite creators talk about how they push the envelope creatively, how they challenge themselves and each other, how they integrate technology into their animation pipelines and creative process, and how they try to stay ahead of the curve to keep their work innovative. Attendees will get a sneak peek at upcoming projects and a special gift from VRV.

Thursday July 19, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 29AB

8:00pm

More Science in Your Fiction with the League of Extraordinary Scientists and Engineers
Writers, directors, sci-fi fans, and kids: get ready to ask your questions about the real science in your fiction! Jeane Wong (founder & educator, LXS) is joined by her LXS panelists Dr. Tom Darlington (chief scientist, NanoComposix), Ben Frable (marine biologist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Dr. Sunny Fugate (artificial intelligence and cyber defense research, Space & Naval Warfare Systems Center SPAWAR),Dr. Nicholas Galitzki (edge of the universe explorer/cosmologist, University of California, San Diego), Bethany Kolody (deep ocean genomics explorer, Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Jasmine L. Sadler (senior quality engineer, Solar Turbines), Dr. Lisa Zeigler (viral ecologist, J. Craig Venter Institute), and Angela Zoumplis (international extremophile explorer, National Science Foundation). Together, they discuss how comics and science fiction push scientists and engineers to rocket past what we know is possible at any given moment and into an otherwise unimaginable future.

Thursday July 19, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 5AB

8:00pm

Psychology of Cult TV Shows: Episode 5
A team of actors, TV writers, and psychologists discuss the psychology of your favorite TV shows, such as Supernatural, Star Wars Rebels, The Punisher, Jessica Jones, Doctor Who, and many others. Psychologists Dr. Janina Scarlet (Harry Potter Therapy; Dark Agents) and Dr. Travis Langley (Supernatural Psychology), actors Ruth Connell (Supernatural) and Rachel Miner (Supernatural), TV writers Christine Boylan (The Punisher, Once Upon a Time), Greg Weisman (Gargoyles, Young Justice), and Deric Hughes (Flash, Beauty and the Beast) discuss your favorite TV shows. Dr. Billy San Juan (Doctor Who Psychology) moderates.

Thursday July 19, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 25ABC

8:00pm

Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes: Season 2
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 06:20AM
Jack Bender (EP/director, Game of Thrones, LOST), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Justine Lupe (Snowfall), Breeda Wool (UnReal), Max Hernandez (The Last Ship, Thor), and Nancy Travis (So I Married an Axe Murderer, Last Man Standing) give a first look at the new season of the AT&T AUDIENCE original series, Mr. Mercedes. A year after his thwarted attempt to perpetrate a mass murder, Brady Hartsfield remains in a vegetative state and retired Detective Bill Hodges has opened Finders Keepers. When unexplainable occurrences begin, Hodges has a feeling that Brady is somehow responsible. Moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican.

Thursday July 19, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 7AB

8:00pm

The 501st Legion: Star Wars Villainous Costuming
An introduction to the creation of fan-made villain costumes from all 10 Star Wars movies and beyond. Legion members from the Imperial Sands and Star Garrisons will provide an overview of the creative process that brings Stormtroopers, Tusken Raiders, Boba Fett, or Kylo Ren from the silver screen into reality. Dean Amstutz (ISG membership liaison) will discuss the membership journey, from initial interest through final approval. Kevin Weir (Imperial Surplus Armor and KW Designs owner) will relate his process for working with armor parts. Howard Smart (ISG member) will speak about small prop and soft costume construction. Sean Fields (Star Garrison member) will discuss 3D modeling and printing. Todd Mullin (ISG commanding officer) will moderate the panel and a Q&A session after the presentation.

Thursday July 19, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

8:00pm

Webcomics Advocates and the Webcomics Gathering
Webcomics Advocates co-founder Brendan Creecy (Brax the Alien Rocker) and webcomic creators Patrick Scullin (Super Siblings), Eddie DeAngelini (Collectors), Ambrose Quintanilla (Gopher-It Comics), Madeleine Holly-Rosing (Boston Metaphysical Society), and moderator Kristen Parraz (Compadres y Comics podcast) celebrate and discuss the exciting world of webcomics. They will also give any webcomic creators in the audience 30 seconds to promote their comic to the crowd.

Thursday July 19, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 23ABC

8:00pm

What Rebellions Are Built On: Popular Culture, Radical Hope, and Politically Engaged Geeks
As America faces the drawing up of Death Star plans (or border walls, refugee bans, and faith-based registries), culture and politics have never felt so . . . pop culturian as now. But stories have always been political, and fandom has, too. In this darkest timeline, themes of hope and rebellion in stories such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Wonder Woman are serving not just as moral guides, but popular culture, and particularly geek enthusiasms, are shaping cultural conversation around strategic resistance. Moderator Jennifer K. Stuller (Ink-Stained Amazons; Geektivism) leads a conversation with geeks making activism their superpower by hacking popular culture for social justice, civic activism, and participatory politics-including efforts in anti-bullying initiatives, advocacy, and for charity. Sara Mortensen (Harry Potter Alliance), Nicole Gitau (Geeks OUT; Flame Con), Tracy Deonn Walker (The Color of Fandom; Duke University), Annalise Ophelian (Looking for Leia), and Chase Masterson (Pop Culture Hero Coalition; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) will explore the what, why, and how of geek activism, talk about rebellions being built on their favorite fandoms, and how you can raise your wand, embrace your inner Groot, and wield The Force in the name of geektivism and all that is worth saving in this world.

Thursday July 19, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 32AB

8:00pm

21st Annual Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza
The whole world of action films is changing and so is this panel! This time Ric Meyers (Prof. Ric's Action Film Autopsy) is staging an international summit of filmmakers, fighters, and fans from America and Asia to celebrate the best in movie mayhem with premieres, sneak peeks, and clips of 2018's most mind-boggling, eye-bulging, jaw-dropping fight scenes. Scheduled to appear are Comedy Film Nerds Graham Elwood (First Nations Comedy Experience) and Chris Mancini (Conversations from the Abyss), Eric Jacobus (God of War), Clayton Barber (Black Panther), Alvin Hsing (Luke Cage), and Roger Yuan (Skyfall) . . . but don't be surprised if a superstar femme fatale from the Philippines and even a mighty master from Wu Tang mountain also shows up.

Thursday July 19, 2018 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Room 6A

8:15pm

Harry Potter Fandom Panel: 20 Years in the Wizarding World
Heidi Tandy (FictionAlley, Organization for Transformative Works) moderates a discussion of all the magic in and around the Harry Potter/Wizarding World fandom (and canon) with panelists including journalists Elizabeth Minkel (Fansplaining) and Catherine Horvath (MuggleNet), event organizer Chandrika Moka (Wands Up San Diego), sportsters Dawn Biggs (Hogwarts Running Club) and Jessica Ward (US Quidditch), and creative fans like Eliyannah Amirah Yisrael (Hermione Granger & the Quarter Life Crisis), novelist Alexa Donne (Brightly Burning), actor/producer Mick Ignis (The Great Wizarding War podcast, Severus Snape & the Marauders), podcaster Gary Roby (Harry Potter Minute) and playwright Matt Cox (Puffs Or; Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic).

Thursday July 19, 2018 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Room 6DE

8:30pm

Artist as Brand, Rise of the Artist Entrepreneur
Greg Spalenka (artist, educator, in publishing, film, Sandman, Titan Books) moderates this annual discussion on art career sustainability. Learn strategies on how to create income from your talent on your own terms from Isabel Samaras (goddess of popular art culture), Drew Brophy (surf culture artist, Boogie Board, Los Cabos Tourism), Maria Brophy (artist agent, licensing expert), Daniel M. Davis (artist/designer of Steam Crow, publisher of monster books, art products), Vincent Proce (concept designer, illustrator, The Shape of Water, Magic: The Gathering), Vanessa Lemen (painter, educator).

Thursday July 19, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 8

8:30pm

Len Wein Memorial
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 03:09PM
As one of the most prolific and inspiring comics creators of his generation, Len Wein brought the world the likes of Wolverine, Swamp Thing, and so many more beloved characters. Join a star-studded group from across the industry as they pay tribute to Len, his impressive half-century of magnificent creations, his influence on the comics realm, and the many lives he touched throughout his life.

Thursday July 19, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 4

8:30pm

The Robotech Panel
Harmony Gold USA will display the latest developments in the Robotech universe, from new products to the live-action film in the works at Sony Pictures with the producers of 300 and the director of Stephen King's It.

Thursday July 19, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 24ABC

8:30pm

Comics con Comics: En Vivo!
¡El tercer espectáculo anual de CoC debería ser lo maximo! ¡Únete con presentor Juan-Manuel Rocha mientras trae invitados del mundo de los cómics y una cultura pop! Hablemos de las cosas que amamos en un lenguaje que entendemos. ¿A quién llevaremos al show? Consulte la aplicación oficial de SDCC para las últimas actualizaciones. ¡Sigen me Los buenos!

Thursday July 19, 2018 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Room 26AB
 
Friday, July 20
 

10:00am

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Fighting Game Panel
Possible topics could include updates on the latest releases of BANDAI NAMCO's renowned fighting game franchises, licensing announcements, and more.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 25ABC

10:00am

Cosplaying with Your Kids
Kim Henderson McAndrew and Scout McAndrew (9 O'Clock Bedtime Cosplay, raisingaheronotavillain), Deborah and Celia (Ravenpuff Cosplay), Jake (Little Negan Cosplay), Brian Robison (Coulson Lives Cosplay, coulsonandkids), Melanie, Patricia, and Melaina Robinson (KidQuake4Real), and Anna Robison discuss cosplaying with your kids, tips on how to get started, sources for assembling a cosplay with growing kids in mind, and social media tips. Moderated by Anastasia Washington (Anastationtv, Legion of Leia).

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

10:00am

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Reunion
In 2008, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog became a beloved webseries. The show tells the story of Dr. Horrible (played by Neil Patrick Harris), an aspiring super-villain; Moist (Simon Helberg), Dr. Horrible's minion; Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion), his nemesis; and Penny (Felicia Day), their shared love interest. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of this popular show by attending this lively discussion and celebration with creator Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, and Maurissa Tancharoen!

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Hall H

10:00am

Drawn & Quarterly Previews 2018-2019
Drawn & Quarterly is a world-renowned graphic novel publisher working with such authors as Lynda Barry, Kate Beaton, Adrian Tomine, and Guy Delisle. Peggy Burns (publisher) and Tom Devlin (executive editor) will preview forthcoming books for 2018-2019 and announce new titles.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 28DE

10:00am

From Mickey Mouse to Mary Poppins: How Does Personality Influence Our Favorite Disney Characters?
Why do people identify with the Evil Queen but not Snow White? Or Elsa and Anna but not Donald Duck or Nemo? Disney characters have been a major influence in culture for the past 90 years. These character preferences inform everything from movie spinoff ideas to game alignment, toy production, and sales. Data were gathered from a study conducted by Keith W. Beard, Psy.D., April Fugett, Ph.D. (professors of psychology, Marshall University), Britani Black, M.A., and Carrie Dean, M.A. (doctoral students, Marshall University) of over 1,000 participants examining personality test results with preferred Disney characters. Findings show how personality informs one's choices of the Disney characters to identify with and follow. Other topics to be covered are specific personality traits that are associated with liking or disliking specific characters; additional results and other psychological/personality factors, including a review of the most (and least) popular Disney characters based on research results from the last few years; and a comparison between Disney character ratings and several other prominent and popular franchises (such as DC characters, Harry Potter, Walking Dead, Star Wars) in order to better explore overall preference and exposure of some of the most prominent and pervasive pop culture icons of the last 100 years.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

10:00am

Graphic Novel Activities for Your Library or Bookstore
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 02:53PM
Learn new ways to promote graphic novel literacy in your workplace with exciting activities and field-tested methods. From teaching comics workshops to activities based around specific graphic novels, this panel features Liniers (Good Night, Planet), Christina "Steenz" Stewart (Archival Quality), Robin Herrera (Oni Press), and Veronica and Andy Fish (The Wendy Project, Gumby). Moderated by Robin Brenner (teen librarian, Public Library of Brookline).

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

10:00am

Intro to TV Writing
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 18, 06:27PM
Moderator Spiro Skentzos (Arrow) and showrunners Keto Shimizu (DC's Legends of Tomorrow), Amy Berg (Counterpart), Erik Oleson (Daredevil), Monica Breen (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and network executive Karen Horne (NBC, Sr. VP of development and inclusion) will discuss navigating the TV spec terrain, including beginner's mistakes, what they look for in a writer, and what it takes for you to write a killer spec that will stand above the crowd. There will be a huge Q&A component, so bring your questions.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 4

10:00am

Spotlight on Marc Bernardin
Moderator Evan Narcisse (Marvel's Rise of the Black Panther, io9) sits down with Comic-Con special guest Marc Bernardin -writer for television (Castle Rock, Alphas) and comics (Genius, The Authority, Static Shock, The Highwaymen) and podcast host (Fatman on Batman, with Kevin Smith)-for a wide-ranging conversation and audience Q&A.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29AB

10:00am

The Genius of Animation: Problem Solving in Character and Story
Did you know The Flintstones started out as a show about hillbillies? Frozen's Anna and Elsa didn't start out as sisters? So many of the cartoon characters and storylines you love went through lots of changes to become the versions you know. Panelists will examine some of your favorite movies and cartoon shorts with the artists responsible for creating/developing them, learn about fascinating bumps in the road, and how they got past them. Featuring Floyd Norman (Disney legend, animator and story artist, Sleeping Beauty, Jungle Book), Jane Baer (animator, Sleeping Beauty, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?), Nik Ranieri (character animator, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Beauty and the Beast), Ricardo Delgado (production designer, Atlantis; visual development artist, The Incredibles, Wall-E), Kathy Zielinski (lead animator, The Little Mermaid, Frozen), Aliki Theofilopoulos (supervising producer: Harvey Street Kids, storyboard artist/writer: Phineas and Ferb), Randy Haycock (character animator, The Lion King, Moana), Shadi Petosky (co-creator Danger & Eggs, executive producer: Twelve Forever), and Mindy Johnson (animation historian, author, Ink and Paint: The Women of Walt Disney's Animation). Moderated by Leslie Combemale (CinemaSiren.com, ASIFA: Hollywood).

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC

10:00am

The Power of Nonfiction Graphic Novels
In recent years, the nonfiction genre has given graphic novels a real home in mainstream pop culture. From Maus to Persepolis, Fun Home to March, nonfiction graphic novels are winning awards, being adapted into a multitude of other genres, and getting into the hands of a whole new generation of readers. But what does the future of the nonfiction graphic novel genre look like? What stories still need to be told, and what are creators excited to be working on and sharing right now? Panelists Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), Abby Howard (Ocean Renegades!), Alex Irvine (The Comic Book Story of Baseball), Clifford Johnson (The Dialogues), and Peter Tomasi (The Bridge) answer these questions and more with Travis Langley (Daredevil Psychology).

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 32AB

10:00am

Young Justice: Outsiders Special Video Presentation and Q&A
It's time for a first look at one of the most highly anticipated shows of the year. In Young Justice: Outsiders, the teenage superheroes of the DC universe come of age in an animated world of super-powers, super-villains, and super-secrets. This time, the team faces its greatest challenge yet as it takes on metahuman trafficking and the terrifying threat it creates for a society caught in the crossfire of a genetic arms race spanning the globe and the galaxy. Producers and members of the voice cast give you an inside look at what it means to be an outsider. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Young Justice: Outsiders is coming soon to the DC Universe digital streaming service.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6DE

10:00am

Comic-Con Film School 102
Comic-Con Film School 102:Production—Day 2 focuses on the specifics of production, from shooting techniques to lighting on the cheap to crew positions you need (and don't need) to costuming, props, and set decorating for as little money as possible. Panelists 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).

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

10:00am

Adventure Time
Cartoon Network invites you to come along with them to celebrate 10 seasons of this most mathematical show! Without spoiling too many of the surprises, they can promise you a live musical performance featuring some of your favorite tracks from the series along with special panelists and an exclusive series finale trailer! Grab your homies and don't miss this epic celebration before The Ultimate Adventure.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

10:00am

Don't Tell Your Story: Show It
Ever wonder how the really good books suck a reader in and hold their attention page after page? It might not be the characters, nor even the plot of the book. It could be the way in which the author writes that separates his or her story from the pack. Award-winning author and former lead fiction writer for Sony's EverQuest Next Maxwell Alexander Drake offers insights into how to put your story together in a compelling way that will have your readers turning page after page to see what happens next.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 2

10:00am

That '70s Panel
The seventies were a time of change for comics: Veteran creators were melding with new talent and new kinds of comics were emerging. Here's a discussion of those changing times with Marv Wolfman (Tomb of Dracula), Steve Leialoha (Warlock), Rick Hoberg (Star Wars), Richard Pini and Wendy Pini (Elfquest), moderator Mark Evanier (Scooby Doo), and others.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 8

10:00am

The Black Panel
A discussion on the state of Black pop culture in the age of Trump, Me Too, This Is America, and the national anthem protest. Actor and producer Isaiah Washington andValiant Entertainment executive editor Joe Illidge celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bad Boy Studios with alumni superstar artists Shawn Martinbrough and Bernard Chang from Avant-Garde Management, CEO Jacques Sweeney, the funkmaster himself George Clinton, writer LaShonda Clinton, and talent agent Kevin Turner. Hosted by Michael Davis.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 5AB

10:15am

Dreamworks Voltron Legendary Defender: A Netflix Original Series
Rhys Darby, Bex Taylor Klaus, executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, and story editor Josh Hamilton show a first look at the seventh season of the Netflix original series DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender. All attendees will receive a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive poster created by the Voltron crew.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 6BCF

10:15am

Inside The Big Bang Theory Writers' Room
The Big Bang Theory writers and producers return to San Diego to take you inside the biggest moments of season 11 and behind the scenes of television's smartest comedy! From the engagement to the wedding, and all the moments in between, find out what goes into making the hit series each week and how the writers keep things fresh after more than 250 episodes. The show's executive producers and writers take you inside the writers' room for a lively discussion and special video presentation. From Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Big Bang Theory returns for season 12 this fall, airing Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS. The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eleventh Season is available now on digital and will be released this fall on Blu-ray and DVD.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Ballroom 20

10:30am

Graphic Novels: From Eisner to Explosion!
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 05:02PM
Will Eisner revolutionized the comics medium with the publication of A Contract with God. Graphic novel annual sales have now outgrown comic book sales and can be found in an amazing array of genres. Comic-Con special guests Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics, The Sculptor) and Emil Ferris (My Favorite Thing Is Monsters) discuss the evolution of the graphic novel and what the future holds with moderator Paul Levitz (Brooklyn Blood, Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel).

Friday July 20, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 24ABC

10:30am

Hasbro My Little Pony
The cast and creatives behind My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and My Little Pony Equestria Girls share behind-the-scenes details of the making of the popular animated series. Fans will also get to experience exclusive footage from both series, followed by a Q&A with the creatives and stars Tara Strong, Cathy Weseluck, and Andrea Libman, as well as a super-secret special panelist!

Friday July 20, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6A

10:30am

Comic Book Law School 202: "Someone Just Made Me an Offer. Should I Refuse?"
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 06, 01:12PM
While almost every creator will tell you their greatest joy is in their acts of creation, none will argue that equally (or perhaps more) important is earning a living from their efforts. But commercializing creative works is fraught with peril unless you're prepared. Noted attorney Michael Lovitz, author of the acclaimed The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, Legion M's COO Terri Lubaroff, and studio attorney Vera Golosker host an interactive seminar tackling a slew of more advanced issues facing creators (and the businesses that they work with) as they seek to monetize their creative capital. The panel will provide insights into a variety of options and opportunities for generating income from your creative endeavors, including licenses and transfers of rights; key things to know when Hollywood comes knocking; publishing, manufacturing, merchandising, and distribution agreements; understanding key terms in contracts, assignments, and licenses; and how incorporation and marital bliss (or turmoil) may affect contracts and licenses. And all independent contractors secretly disguised as employees? Attorney Alexander (A.J.) Harwin, a partner at the Lewis Brisbois law firm, will discuss how the California Supreme Court’s recent Dynamex decision concerning independent contractors may impact the comic book and entertainment industries. With the program’s interactive format, and discussions focusing on the problems and pitfalls that come with balancing creative vision and financial decisions, you’ll agree this session shouldn’t be missed. 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.]

Friday July 20, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 11

10:30am

Comics Arts Conference #5: Girls Rock
Melissa Colleen Stevenson (Stanford University) explores the ways Brian K. Vaughan's Paper Girls offers a complex and nuanced representation of a fantastical world through the eyes of girls. Ji-Hyae Park (Roosevelt University) argues that the kind of "girl" featured in graphic memoirs by Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Lucy Knisley (Margaret and the Moon), and Liz Prince (Tomboy) may be ordinary, but not mainstream, and would be recognized and embraced by readers as fellow or proto-"fangirl." John A. Walsh (Indiana University) explores pre-Internet participatory culture in the form of reader-contributed content to Marvel's Millie the Model humor and fashion comics, including Trina Robbins' Misty.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 26AB

10:30am

The Her Universe Workshop
Want to get in to the business of geek fashion? Calling all designers, artists, lawyers, and entrepreneurs. Founder of Her Universe Ashley Eckstein takes a deep dive into the business behind some of your favorite brands. Joining Ashley will be Trevor Schultz, founder of Loungefly; Cindy Levitt, SVP of licensing/Hot Topic; Theresa Mercado, VP of product development/Hot Topic and Professor Susan Scafidi, founder and director of the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

10:30am

Friday Playback Room Block #1
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Reunion, Inside The Big Bang Theory Writers' Room, and AMC's Fear the Walking Dead. (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.)

11:00am

Cosplay 102: Taking It to the Next Level and Beyond
Catherine M. Fisher (award-winning costumer), Bob Mogg (Steampunk expert extraordinaire), Ryan Wells (internationally known costuming genius), and Todd Kimmel (costumer and prop maker) pick up where Cosplaying 101 leaves off. They will discuss advanced costuming techniques to help you really step up your costuming game (including Masquerade participation, presentation, and more). Moderated by Melissa Gene Meyer (department assistant for the Masquerade with Comic-Con International).

Friday July 20, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

11:00am

Indie Creators: What's Next?
The Antidote Trust (TAT), a collective of indie creators, runs a roundtable discussion with industry professionals on independent creators and career development strategies they can use to further hone their skills and position themselves to take that all-important next step forward. Moderator Mike Wellman (co-creator of Guns A' Blazin'!, co-owner of The Comic Bug shop in Los Angeles) will explore what hiring professionals are specifically seeking in independents with Karen Kirkland (creative strategist and founder of The Breakk; VP of Talent Development, Nickelodeon), Ashley Woods (artist, Lady Castle, Boom Studios; Tomb Raider: Survivor's Crusade, Dark Horse Comics), Geoff Gerber (president, Lion Forge Comics, Lighter Than My Shadow- Amazon's best graphic novel of 2017), Quinn McGowan (creator, Project: Wildfire; artist, Menthu: The Anger of Angels), and TAT co-founder Robert Roach (creator, Menthu; storyboard artist, Insomnia; concept illustrator, Lion-Origin of the Wailers).

Friday July 20, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 4

11:00am

It Didn't Look That Way in My Head
Authors create worlds and characters in text, and then they are translated through the lens of media into stories that may or may not feel the same to both the creator and readers. Panelists Deborah Harkness (All Souls trilogy), Nalo Hopkinson (Brown Girl in the Ring), Kass Morgan (The 100 series), Andy Weir (Artemis), and Kathleen Kaufman (The Lairdbalor) talk with moderator Brendan Reichs (Nemesis, The Darkdeep).

Friday July 20, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 25ABC

11:00am

Kotobukiya Summer Update 2018
Get an insider's look at Kotobukiya's latest products directly from Kotobukiya staff with new product announcements, a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the new Bishoujo and Ikemen lines, giveaways, activities, and more.

Friday July 20, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 32AB

11:00am

Masters of the Web: Launch and Grow Your YouTube and Podcast Channels
John Campea is joined by Jon Green (executive vice president at Fine Brothers Entertainment), Dorina Arellano (Google, Super Dork House), and Scott Mantz (president, Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society) to discuss using positive ways to start, develop, and grow your YouTube channel to contribute to online fandom.

Friday July 20, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

11:00am

Meet the Makers: Kids' Comics Extravaganza
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 02:56PM
Comics artists and writers Aron Steinke (Mr. Wolf's Class), Jennifer Holm (Miss Communication: Babymouse Tales from the Locker), Jordan Crane (We Are All Me), and Heidi Arnhold (Cottons) describe the process of making a graphic novel. Moderated by Amie Wright (library manager, Edmonton Public Library).

Friday July 20, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

11:00am

Publishers Weekly: Crowdfunding Ethics and Evolution
Crowdfunding has become an established method of publishing, but as it has grown, questions about how to use it have arisen. What's the right thing to do when a Kickstarter goes wrong? What's the next step in crowdfunding? What's the future of Patreon and Drip? Calvin Reid, Kel McDonald (Sorcery 101), Josh O'Neil (Beehive Press), attorney Jeff Trexler, and Camilla Zhang (Kickstarter) discuss legal and ethical issues in crowdfunding and the latest trends.

Friday July 20, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE

11:00am

RetroFans Unite!
Remember when Saturday morning television was your domain, tattoos came from bubble gum packs, Slurpees came in superhero cups, and TV heroes taught people to be nice to each other? Those happy days of your childhood in the '60s, '70s, and '80s are the pop culture era celebrated in RetroFan magazine! Panelists include the crew that cover the crazy cool culture you grew up with: Martin "Pesky" Pasko (TV and comics writer, Daytime Emmy Award winner), Andy Mangels (bestselling sci-fi author, award-winning pop culture historian), and Scott Shaw! (acclaimed cartoonist, Emmy Award-winning storyboard artist). With a special appearance by editor Michael Eury (former DC/Dark Horse Comics editor, editor of Back Issue magazine), and moderated by TwoMorrows Publishing's head honcho John Morrow.

Friday July 20, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 29AB

11:00am

Romance in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Historical Fiction
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 06:23AM
Award-winning bestselling authors and actors discuss romance in speculative and historical fiction, whether it be crushes, heart throbs, or love at first sight. Topics include attraction, compatibility, offspring, love, society, (extremely) long-distance relationships, close quarters, customs, rituals, religions, marriage, and more. Featuring Gigi Edgley (Farscape, Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge), Jimmy Diggs (Star Trek: Voyager, Deep Space Nine), Claudia McKinney (bestselling book cover artist of 725+ books), Marc Zicree (Star Trek: TNG, Space Command), Rebekah R. Ganiere (Fairelle series, president of Fantasy Futuristic & Paranormal RWZ Chapter) and Mark O'Bannon (The Dream Crystal, Pirates of the Imperium).

Friday July 20, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

11:00am

Star Wars Collectibles
Hosted by Lucasfilm's Brian Merten, this panel showcases all the coolest new and upcoming releases by Anovos, Bandai, eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, Sideshow Collectibles, and a surprise panelist. As always, the panel concludes with some very cool raffle prizes.

Friday July 20, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 7AB

11:00am

The Comic Book Editorial Panel 2018
Joe Illidge (Verge Entertainment), Barbara Randall Kesel (CrossGen), Matt Hawkins (Image/Top Cow), Jasmine Amiri (Lion Forge), and Shannon Eric Denton (Blizzard) discuss the ins and outs of submitting and breaking in with a comic book publisher. Moderated by Vince Hernandez (Aspen Comics).

Friday July 20, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 9

11:00am

Thirty Years of Dark Horse Manga
Come celebrate Dark Horse’s 30 years of manga with Yoshitaka Amano! One of the most honored Japanese fantasy, science fiction, and video game illustrators, Dark Horse has released more works in English by Amano than any other publisher. They'll have previews of the forthcoming illustrated biography of Yoshitaka Amano—and of course, a discussion of his life and career with the book’s subject, the artist himself!

Friday July 20, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 23ABC

11:15am

AMC's Fear the Walking Dead
Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Lennie James, Danay Garcia, Jenna Elfman, Maggie Grace, and Garret Dillahunt join executive producers and showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, executive producers Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, and Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero to discuss where the series left off in the midseason finale and what to look forward to when the show returns August 12. Panelists will also participate in a Q&A session and offer an official sneak preview of the second half of season 4.

Friday July 20, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Hall H

11:15am

DC Nation
Rejoice, DC faithful! The DC Nation is back and better than ever! DC publisher Dan DiDio hosts this all-star gathering with Tom King (Batman, Mister Miracle), Joshua Williamson (Flash), Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn, The Jetsons), Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn, The Jetsons), and Mark Russell (The Flintstones, The Snagglepuss Chronicles)talking and teasing upcoming stories.

Friday July 20, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6DE

11:30am

[adult swim]: FLCL
Fan favorite FLCL travels to San Diego to discuss the revival of one the most insane anime series ever created, from the legendary studio Production I.G. and Adult Swim. Members from the original team will be joined by a new generation of creators. Panelists include Production I.G. CEO Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, producer Maki Terashima-Furuta, voice talents Marieve Herington (How I Met Your Mother), Megan Harvey and Kari Wahlgren (Rick and Morty), ADR director Stephanie Sheh, and Adult Swim's senior vice president of on-air Jason DeMarco. Moderated by Michael Sinterniklaas (FLCL, Batman Ninja).

Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

11:30am

Forever Fantagraphics
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 05:18PM
Founder Gary Groth, associate publisher Eric Reynolds, cartoonists Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets), and graphic novelist Carol Tyler (Soldier's Heart) present a brief history of the publisher of the world's greatest cartoonists. Moderated by Carol Hernandez.

Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 24ABC

11:30am

HISTORY's Hit Drama Vikings
Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo), Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn), Alex Høgh Andersen (Ivar the Boneless), Georgia Hirst (Torvi), and Michael Hirst (creator/writer) will get fans excited about the upcoming midseason premiere by discussing last season's startling alliances, deaths, and unbelievable betrayals as the Vikings fight to rule the world. An exclusive mid-season 5 sneak peek will be presented. (Cast subject to change.)

Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ballroom 20

11:30am

Nerdist News Live
Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News, Bizarre States), Dan Casey (The Dan Cave, Nerdist News), Rachel Heine (Nerdist and Geek & Sundry editor-in-chief), Kyle Hill (Because Science, MythBusters: The Search), and other Nerdist stars discuss the biggest pop culture stories of the day like only Nerdist can. Go behind the scenes of Nerdist News and other shows, and bring your questions for the cast and crew. Use only as directed. 9 out of 10 doctors recommend attending the panel right before this one just to get a seat. Side effects may include uncontrollable deep cuts, hilarious Star Wars theories, and hot takes lasting over 30 seconds.

Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 5AB

11:30am

Spotlight on Veronica Fish
Veronica Fish (Archie, Spider-Woman, Slam! and now Blackwood for Dark Horse) offers tips on how to stay sane working at home, meeting deadlines and collaborating with your spouse in this fun chat session moderated by her husband, Andy Fish (Dracula, Geeks & Greeks, Blackwood).

Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8

11:30am

World of Capcom
If you have played video games at all in the last 30 years, chances are you may have played a game from CAPCOM. Think Resident Evil, Street Fighter, or even the latest hit Monster Hunter World. CAPCOM continues to develop original and exciting game franchises for next-generation game consoles. Come sit with the team from CAPCOM and learn about what is coming next.

Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 6BCF

11:30am

Advanced Coloring for Comics
Brian Haberlin and coloring legend Steve Oliff demonstrate coloring techniques old and new that you can use to bring your own illustration and comic projects to another level!

Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 2

11:45am

ZAG Heroez Miraculous
Jeremy Zag (Miraculous Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir) provides a sneak peek into upcoming seasons of Miraculous and shares new entertainment reveals, including movies and webisodes. He will be joined by Ezra Weisz (voice director) and voice actors from the show Cristina Vee, Mela Lee, Bryce Papenbrook, Max Mittelman, and Keith Silverstein, who will do a script reading from one of the episodes. And there will be giveaways!

Friday July 20, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 6A

12:00pm

Behind the Design: Star Wars Fashion Collaborations
Star Wars has always been on the forefront of the "geek chic" fashion movement by bringing iconic characters and stories to life through the lens of modern fashion. Over the past decade, the portfolio of brand partnerships has grown significantly, allowing fans all over the world to celebrate their passion for the brand with more than just T-shirts. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the design and development process of Star Wars fashion and accessories with the creative leads of some of the most popular collaborations to date.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7AB

12:00pm

Career Paths into Game Development
As the business of video games now surpasses the annual revenues of both film and music combined, public interest in pursuing a career in game creation has increased staggeringly in recent years. This has spawned a wide variety of educational and vocational options for individuals to pursue game development, but how exactly does one get the knowledge they need and then find a job in this very competitive industry? Learn from game industry professionals about what it takes to launch a game development career and about the variety of paths into the industry.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 28DE

12:00pm

CBLDF #3 Intellectual Property, Comics, and the Law
Some of comics' greatest clashes never appeared within the panels-they were decided by a gavel! CBLDF board member Dale Cendali, an intellectual property attorney known for litigating high profile cases (including in the Supreme Court), walks through the history of comics IP in the courts, examining some of the most important cases creators need to know about to protect themselves and their work in 2018.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 11

12:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #6: Two Women and Wonder Woman
Trina Robbins (Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists, 1896-2013) and Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (DC Comics Before Superman: Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson's Pulp Comics) confront constructions of Wonder Woman. Nicholson, in a critique of Jill Lepore's The Secret History of Wonder Woman, writes about the importance of Greek mythology to the birth of Wonder Woman and the use of that mythology in the stories. Robbins discusses the politics present in the Golden Age Wonder Woman stories.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 26AB

12:00pm

Geek Media in Canada
Hope Nicholson (comics publisher, Bedside Press), Pia Guerra (cartoonist, The Nib), Ian Boothby (comics writer, Sparks!), Cecil Castellucci (comics writer, Shade the Changing Girl), and Sonya Ballantyne (filmmaker and writer) participate in a roundtable discussion showcasing the different ways to make media in Canada. From comics to film to hockey operas, each creator will discuss how Canada's unique system including grants, taxes, and exchange rates has helped and/or hindered their career progress.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 25ABC

12:00pm

Girl Power Comics: Middle-Grade Fiction for Girls (and Boys)
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 03:00PM
The authors behind some of your favorite middle-grade graphic fiction discuss creating stories with strong, positive female characters and the importance of overcoming the lingering perception that comics are only for boys. Featuring Gigi Digi (Cucumber Quest: The Melody Kingdom), Molly Knox Ostertag (The Witch Boy), Yehudi Mercado (Sci-Fu), and Jennifer Holm and Matt Holm (Miss Communication: Babymouse Tales from the Locker). Moderated by Candice Mack (2018 Eisner Awards jury, Los Angeles Public Library).

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

12:00pm

How to Build a Geek Brand (And Get Paid!)
Do you dream of a career in the pop culture industry? Do you have an idea or product but don't know how to get it to market? Do you have a geeky brand but feel stuck trying to get it to the next level? Hosted by Tony B. Kim (Hero Within, Crazy 4 Comic Con), pop culture entrepreneurs will share how they transformed their hobby into an exciting career and offer advice to attendees who hope to do the same. Panelist include Ani-Mia (professional cosplayer), Chris Gore (writer, creator), Genese Davis (author), and Andre Meadows (YouTube host).

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

12:00pm

IDW:PDX: Full Bleed
Ted Adams, CEO and co-founder of IDW, and Dirk Wood, creative director of IDW:PDX, present a sneak peek into the world's only 200-page, hardcover, print-only comics and culture "magazine": Full Bleed. Featuring prizes, announcements, Q&A, and a roundtable discussion on comics, journalism, and more. Panelists include art director Robbie Robbins and contributors Jen Vaughn, Jarrett Melendez, Kim Dwinell, Gideon Kendall, and Christina "Steenz" Stewart. Got a pitch for Full Bleed? Bring it to the panel!

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 32AB

12:00pm

Marvel's Black Panther Costume Designer Ruth Carter: Designing the Costumes of Wakanda
Costume Designers Guild members Ruth Carter (costume designer, Black Panther, Malcolm X, Serenity), Anthony Francisco (visual development concept artist, Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy), and Phillip Boutte Jr. (costume concept artist, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity Wars) discuss the process behind designing the costumes of Marvel's Black Panther, along with f Mary Ellen Fields (manufacturing foreperson/specialty manufacturer, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Superman: Man of Steel) and Douriean Fletcher (specialty jeweler, Black Panther).

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 9

12:00pm

Peanuts Family Album
Everyone knows Charlie Brown and Snoopy, but did you know that Charles M. Schulz created more than 70 original characters for the Peanuts comic strip? Some became world-famous icons, but many . . . did not. Lex Fajardo (Kid Beowulf), Rachel Fellman (Charles M. Schulz Museum), Brian Fies (A Fire Story), Nat Gertler (About Comics), Lonnie Millsap (bacön), Jeff Pidgeon (Toy Story), and moderator Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) look back at some of their favorite forgotten Peanuts characters, from Charlotte Braun and Shermy to Tapioca Pudding and Truffles!

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

12:00pm

Shades of Magic: From Prose to Panels
V. E. (Victoria) Schwab's bestselling novel series Shades of Magic makes the jump to comics this year with an all-new series written by Victoria herself. In this spotlight panel, the Comic-Con special guest will discuss the origins of this critically acclaimed world and how comics enable her to tell new stories that have never been seen before.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 4

12:00pm

Space Command
Marc Scott Zicree (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Twilight Zone Companion), VFX geniuses Joe Lawson and Tobias Richter (Star Trek Voyager), and cast members present the world premiere of the first episode of Space Command: Redemption, the epic adventure series that spans 150 years of galactic history. The cast includes Doug Jones (Shape of Water, Star Trek: Discovery), Robert Picardo (Star Trek Voyager, Total Recall), Mira Furlan (Babylon 5, Lost), Bruce Boxleitner (Tron, Babylon 5), Mike Harney (Orange Is the New Black), Christina Moses (Containment), James Hong (Big Trouble in Little China), Faran Tahir (Star Trek, Iron Man), and world-wide talent search winners Ethan McDowell, Bryan McClure, and Sara Maraffino. With costumes by Mike Philpot (Superman), music by David Raiklen, plus Q&A and behind-the-scenes video.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

12:00pm

Spotlight on Manuele Fior
The work of Italian architect, illustrator, and cartoonist Manuele Fior (5000 km Per Second, The Interview) has been recognized internationally for over a decade but has only more recently become available in English. He'll be joined by comics journalist Abraham Riesman to discuss his varied cartooning styles, influences, and storytelling techniques.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 29AB

12:00pm

We Believe in Horror
Image Comics has ushered in a new era of horror with cerebral writers and visceral artists elevating sequential-art dread to claustrophobic heights. From Jeff Lemire's atmospheric character piece, Gideon Falls, to John Layman's kaiju free-for-all, Leviathan, comics are evolving terror to new personal, socially minded levels. See a roster of the most sinister storytellers including Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell (Infidel), Will Dennis (the editor of Wytches, Gideon Falls), and other surprise panelists to discover how they're altering an entire genre.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 23ABC

12:00pm

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
Come see the film, and immediately following the screening stay for fun snacks and get your photo taken with your favorite Teen Titan character. Families welcomed. Entry to each Horton Grand Theatre panel requires a separate ticket and a Comic-Con badge.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

12:15pm

AMC's The Walking Dead
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 02:16PM
Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan join executive producer and showrunner Angela Kang and executive producers Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero. The panelists will discuss the show's exciting new chapter and share some hints of what's to come with a sneak peek into season 9, debuting in October on AMC.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Hall H

12:30pm

[adult swim]: Dream Corp, LLC.
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 11:08AM
Creator Daniel Stessen (The Gold Sparrow), executive producer Stephen Merchant (The Office), along with cast members Jon Gries (Napoleon Dynamite), Nick Rutherford (The Unicorn), Mark Proksch (Apollo Gauntlet), and Ahmed Bharoocha (Dead Kevin) invite you for a first look at the new season of Dream Corp, LLC., premiering this fall on Adult Swim. Moderated by Jimmi Simpson (Westworld).

Friday July 20, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

12:30pm

DC Super Hero Girls Special Video Presentation and Q&A
The DC Super Hero Girls universe continues to expand with new original graphic novels Out of the Bottle and Search for Atlantis and an all-new animated action-comedy series featuring fresh character designs and storytelling from Emmy Award-winning producer Lauren Faust (Super Best Friends Forever, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends). The world may know them as Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl, but not-so-typical teenagers Diana, Kara, and Barbara, alongside their superhero friends, have much more to deal with than just protecting the citizens of Metropolis from some of the most sinister school-aged super-villains of the DC Universe. After all, being teens is tough enough, what with school, friends, family, and the chaos that comes with managing a social life. But add superpowers and a secret identity to the mix, and things can get a lot more complicated. DC Group editor Marie Javins gives attendees a sneak peek at upcoming books, while producer Lauren Faust and other members of the creative team present a first look at this upcoming series. DC Super Hero Girls is coming soon to Cartoon Network.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6DE

12:30pm

Marvel Comics: Spider-Man
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 18, 12:15PM
Editor Nick Lowe and Devin Lewis with their Amazing Friends Nick Spencer (Amazing Spider-Man) and Donny Cates (Venom) swing into SDCC with all the hottest spider-news! Nick Spencer ushers in a new era for Spidey that takes the web-head back to basics, while all-new Venom writer Donny Cates lays out what's in store for the symbiotic hero in both the past and present in his definitive take on the character. Plus, learn the latest about your favorite spider-heroes from across time and space as they crawl closer and closer toward the Edge of Spider-Geddon!

Friday July 20, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 5AB

12:30pm

Mattel's DC Comics Collector Figures Fan Panel
Blogger and YouTuber "Pixel Dan" Eardley moderates a powerhouse panel of creatives featuring Mattel designers Bill Benecke and Jason Langston, principles from The Four Horsemen Studios, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products. Panelists will discuss the art and science of bringing comics, TV, and movies to life in a 6" collector scale and reveal the upcoming products for the 2018 and 2019 Multiverse lines.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 24ABC

12:30pm

POGO
Walt Kelly was one of the greatest cartoonists of all time, and his work is fast coming back into print and receiving a new recognition. Here's a discussion of that work and the man who created it with historian Maggie Thompson, comic expert R. C. Harvey, film critic Leonard Maltin, co-editor at Fantagraphics Books Eric Reynolds, and your moderator, co-editor with Eric of Pogo: The Complete Newspaper Strips, Mark Evanier. Plus, a display of Walt Kelly artwork you've never seen before!

Friday July 20, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 8

12:45pm

Resident Evil Video Games
You have once again entered the world of survival horror. Hear from producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi and staff of the recently announced Resident Evil 2 on how CAPCOM reinvented a celebrated classic 20 years later. Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Leon Kennedy, Claire Redfield, the Raccoon City outbreak, and a few other surprises you won't want to miss. Cosplay is encouraged.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 6BCF

12:45pm

Hulu's World Premiere Screening of Castle Rock
Escape the summer heat for a chilling world premiere screening of the first episode of J. J. Abrams and Stephen King's psychological-horror series about the hometown of some of your favorite nightmares. You've read the books, you've seen the movies, you know the characters, but you've never heard the story of Castle Rock. Following the screening, the creators and executive producers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason (Manhattan) and stars Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Bill Skarsgard (It), Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness), and Jane Levy (Suburgatory) will discuss the most tragic and disturbing town in America. Prepare to sleep with the lights on.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom 20

1:00pm

Afro-Futurism: Black to the Future!
For decades, Daffy Duck was the only black actor getting any consistent work in Hollywood. For just as long, producers claimed that black screenwriters could only write comedies. Today, the landscape has changed, or has it? "Wakanda" opportunities are available in Hollywood for those of color today? Can we truly go black to the future . . . before we go black to the past? Panelists include Reggie Hudlin (Milestone Media, Black Panther), Denys Cowan (Milestone Media, The Boondocks), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek, Heroes), Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager, Spaceballs), Kevin Grevioux (Underworld, I, Frankenstein), Professor Adilifu Nama (San Diego State University, Superheroes Decoded), Professor Ajani Brown (San Diego State University), and La Quia Howard (Kemet, I Choose 2 Be Me). Moderated by Jimmy Diggs (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space 9).

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

1:00pm

Breaking into Indie Comics with Alterna
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 09:11AM
Terry Mayo (The Wicked Righteous), Cody Sousa (Croak), David Lucarelli (Tinseltown), Henry Tucker (Actual Roger), and Jordan Hart (Doppelgänger) discuss the craft of creating comics and offer breaking-in stories and advice. Moderated by Omar Spahi (OSSM Comics, Dreamer Comics Podcast) with a Q&A session to follow.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 29AB

1:00pm

CBLDF #4 Comics Change the World: The History of Activism in Comics
From the medium's earliest days, activists have taken to the comics form to communicate their messages to the world. CBLDF deputy director Alex Cox brings you on an image-filled march through more than a century of comics activism, revealing the history of how comics can change the world.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 11

1:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #7: Intersectional Identity in Box of Bones
Members of the creative team of Box of Bones- a Black lesbian, alternative history, gothic horror revenge fantasy with scholarly essays-look at intersectional identity in the series as it relates to horror, alternative history, revenge and restorative justice, and its production. Creator John Jennings (University of California, Riverside) discusses the series' genesis; letterer Damian Duffy (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) discusses its alternative history; colorist Stanford Carpenter (Pocket-Con) discusses the production and process; and essayist Ajani Brown (San Diego State University) discusses the incorporation of ethno-gothic themes and restorative justice.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 26AB

1:00pm

Comics on Comics: Live!
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 19, 07:05PM
The show where the greatest comic minds meet the greatest minds in comics returns to SDCC for its 9th amazing year! Hosts Tim Powers and Vito Lapiccola welcome comedians Dani Fernandez (Nerdificent, Geek & Sundry), Tom Franck (Comics & Comics), and Klee Wiggins and Ed Greer (Nerd G.O.A.T.) for a spirited panel covering The Avengers, Star Wars, and everything geeky in between. Worlds will live! Worlds will die! And nothing will ever be the same!

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

Create Your Own Fandom-Themed Fashions
A panel of designers who have started their own fandom fashion lines will provide tips and tricks on how to upcycle, construct, and design your own fashion. You'll have an opportunity to ask questions on how to craft your own clothes or create a small business. Panelists include Tony B. Kim (Hero Within), Jordan Ellis (Jordandene), Tiffany Mink (Whosits & Whatsits), Camille Falciola (Her Universe Fashion Show winner), Jesse Thaxton (Her Universe Fashion Show winner), Leetal Platt (Her Universe Fashion Show winner), and Linda Rhodes (1138 Clothing). Moderated by Stephanie Pressman (Fashionably Nerdy) and Samantha Mason (Fashionably Nerdy).

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

1:00pm

Dynamite Entertainment Diamond Previews Premiere Publisher
Executive editor Joseph Rybandt introduces John Layman (Charlie's Angels, Chew), Mark Russell (Lone Ranger), Erica Schultz (Xena), Billy Tucci (Miss Fury, Shi), and some surprise panelists. Come for the reveal of hot SDCC exclusive announcements about upcoming projects. Panel and Q&A session moderated by CEO/publisher Nick Barrucci.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 4

1:00pm

Graphic Novel Adaptation: License to Thrill
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 03:05PM
Mariko Tamaki and Brooklyn Allen (Lumberjanes: The Moon is Up) join Scott Westerfeld (Spill Zone : The Broken Vow, Uglies) and Ryan Parrott (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers) to discuss the expectations, rewards, and challenges of adaptations; how prose and graphic formats can complement each other and change how the story is perceived; and the ways adaptations can be used in libraries and the classroom. Moderated by Alea Perez (2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens chair).

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

Hasbro Star Wars
Members of the Hasbro and Lucasfilm teams will discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro's latest action figure offerings. Word on the Holonet is there may also be a few surprises.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 7AB

1:00pm

Hollywood Location Scouts
They found Jumanji in Hawaii, Skull Island in Vietnam, Hogwarts in England, and Wakanda in South Africa. Working alongside directors and production designers, location scouts are the visual artists who bring forth every place that you see on the screen. Six location scouts will discuss the creative and logistical aspects of their jobs, relate some exciting anecdotes, and answer audience questions. Moderator Scott Trimble (Bad Times at the El Royale, The Cabin in the Woods) hosts Location Managers Guild International panelists Scott Alexander (Stephen King's It, Orphan Black), Duncan Jones (Aquaman, Thor: Ragnarok), Manny Padilla (The Man in the High Castle, Transformers: Age of Extinction), Golden Swenson (Face Off, The Dark Knight Rises), and Georgette Turner (Wonder Woman, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them).

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 9

1:00pm

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus!
Strap on your tuna-filled jetpack, prepare your bladder for imminent release, and start singing the doom song as your favorite Irken invader returns to San Diego with a panel that dives into Nickelodeon's forthcoming new movie Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus. Original series creator Jhonen Vasquez, art director Jenny Goldberg, and voice talents Richard Horvitz (Zim), Rikki Simons (GIR), Wally Wingert (Almighty Tallest Red), and Kevin McDonald (Almighty Tallest Purple) will present behind-the-scenes art and exclusive brand-new footage. The panel will be moderated by Hector Navarro (Geek & Sundry, Nerdist).

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 6A

1:00pm

Spotlight On Noah Van Sciver
Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist Noah Van Sciver (The Hypo, Fante Bukowski) discusses his genre-spanning career. In conversation with comics journalist and critic Tom Spurgeon (The Comics Reporter), he'll discuss the final installment in the Fante trilogy, his more than decade-long ongoing series Blammo, and future projects.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 28DE

1:00pm

Tabletop Game Pitch Panel
Tabletop games are on the rise, and there are lots of ways to get your game to retail shelves and on the table. Game industry veterans talk about how to pitch your game to board game publishers and receive feedback on a game you may be designing right now. Want advice on your current tabletop game, how to get your game in front of publishers, and what they are looking for? Come participate in this "shark tank" style talk and help get your game to the table!

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

1:00pm

The Human Condition: Connecting Humanity with Graphic Novels
As the graphic novel space gains popularity and general interest, it presents a powerful medium for sharing complex stories or characterizations across the nuanced tableau of our multicultural world. From books featuring real-life frontierswoman Calamity Jane, to the brutal Spanish Revolution, and even the personal demons that cast doubt within our lives-panelists will show the strength of sequential graphic storytelling in the 21st century.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 23ABC

1:00pm

The Return of Mego featuring Joe Namath
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 09:08AM
Marty Abrams, CEO of Mego Corp., speaks about the return of the world's greatest toy company and welcomes football legend Joe Namath to autograph a very limited number of new Joe Namath 14-inch action figures exclusively at Comic-Con. Marty will also be introducing a new line of 8-inch and 14-inch licensed action figures.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 32AB

1:00pm

What is the Best Superpower?
You've had this debate with your friends a million times, now have it with Comic-Con special guests Ann Nocenti, David Mack, Larry Houston, Larry Stroman, and Rafael Albuquerque. They will join moderator Vince Hernandez for this fun-filled debate and perhaps finally answer, once and for all, if flying is better than invisibility.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 25ABC

1:00pm

Mobile Filmmaking: How to Make a Movie with a Smartphone, Tablet, Drone, GoPro
Mobile Filmmaking: How to Make a Movie with a Smartphone, Tablet, Drone, GoPro—Mobile Filmmaking is becoming the next big thing. You have heard of movies that used smartphone cameras to shoot, but you may still not be convinced that you can make a movie yourself using a smartphone from your own back pocket! Smartphone cameras now have the capability of shooting 4K—which makes mobile filmmaking now a possibility to be taken seriously. Meet the Founder of The International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego Susan Botello (S. Botello Productions) and San Diego Mobile Filmmakers to share with you the ins and outs of what you need to get started as a mobile filmmaker. Do you need an app? Can you use microphones? How do you stabilize your videos for a smoother more professional look? Do you need a million dollars? Panelists will answer your questions and present some cool filmmaking tools and accessories. Learn to edit on the phone (or computer) and share your films with the world. With moderator Machelle Noel (GeekRockTV).

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

1:00pm

Drawing with Humberto Ramos (Bilingual)
Artist Humberto Ramos will use both Spanish and English to teach drawing techniques.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 2

1:30pm

[adult swim]: The Venture Bros.
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 04:13PM
Cult-favorite The Venture Bros. makes its heroic return to San Diego Comic-Con. Co-creator Jackson Publick, along with James Urbaniak (Difficult People), Michael Sinterniklaas (FLCL, Your Name), Hal Lublin (The Venture Bros., Mighty Magiswords), and Ken Plume (The Venture Bros) will take the stage to discuss the upcoming seventh season of their original series and answer fan questions.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

1:30pm

Building a Skeptical Techno-Utopia with Optimistic Disaster Stories
Comic-Con special guest Cory Doctorow (Walkaway, In Real Life, Little Brother) has been writing and fighting to make technology safe for human habitation for decades. Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home, Shade the Changing Girl, Plain Janes) interviews him about the urgent need to tell stories and take action to conjure forth technology that serves its users, not corporations, and what that means for science fiction and the human race.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 24ABC

1:30pm

Marvel: Cup O'Joe (Marvel Knights 20th Anniversary)
Joe Quesada and fellow comics legend Jimmy Palmiotti reflect on the industry-redefining Marvel Knights imprint as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. What was it like to pioneer this bold new storytelling style for Marvel's heroes, and how has it impacted Marvel comics, movies, and television series over the last two decades? Learn about all this and more at this must-attend retrospective, and bring your own burning questions!

Friday July 20, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 5AB

1:30pm

Revolutionary Ink: The 50th Anniversary of Underground Comix
Meet the radical creators who made underground comix a revolution in American art and culture! Emerging from the 1960s counterculture, Underground Comix threw out all the rules, developing a new ethic for comics that celebrated absolutely unrestricted freedom of expression. From frank and erudite explorations of politics, sex, and drugs to twisted scatological expressions of the unrepressed id, underground comix were a snapshot of a turbulent America whose influence can still be felt today. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from the creators who were there and the next generation they inspired at this once-in-a-lifetime panel. Featuring Trina Robbins of It Ain't Me Babe, the first all-women's comics anthology; cartoonist and publisher Denis Kitchen; Last Gasp publisher Ron Turner; Zap contributor and Juxtapoz founder Robert Williams; and graphic novelists Mary Fleener and Carol Tyler, whose work was made possible by the trail blazed by the undergrounds. Moderated by historian and author Charles Brownstein, executive director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 8

1:30pm

Star Trek: Discovery
Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon. Star Trek inspired developments in science and technology, broke social barriers, and transported viewers around the globe to new adventures and uncharted frontiers. Last fall, Star Trek: Discovery continued that tradition and followed the voyages of Starfleet aboard the U.S.S. Discovery. The cast and producers of this CBS All Access series look back on season 1 and find out where the crew is headed as it transports into its second season. Cast members scheduled to appear include Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, Mary Chieffo and Anson Mount alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin. The panel will be moderated by series guest star Tig Notaro, who will appear as chief engineer Reno. Season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery is now streaming on CBS All Access.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hall H

1:40pm

Friday Playback Room Block #2
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Vikings, AMC's The Walking Dead, and Hulu's World Premiere Screening of Castle Rock. (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.)

1:45pm

DC From Page to Screen
DC's popularity continues to rise in TV, games, home entertainment, and film. And with an impressive film slate and countless shows in series and production, it has never been a better time to be a DC fan! Hear from the people behind the scenes who translate the stories from DC's comic books directly to the screen on this panel that shows how your favorite stories and characters come to life!

Friday July 20, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 6DE

2:00pm

Building Powerful Characters Featuring Street Fighter
Celebrating 30 years as the iconic fighting game franchise, Street Fighter features a cast of characters with something for everybody. In this special event perfect for curious new challengers and seasoned champs alike, CAPCOM staff from the U.S. and Japan will give you an exclusive peek behind the curtain you won't get anywhere else. They'll also have news, updates, and-if your trivia skills are sharp-prizes, too!

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 6BCF

2:00pm

Causeplay: A Hobby in Service to Others
Mark Chu-Lin (Avengers Initiative club president, event coordinator), Michaela Rose (professional costume designer and costumer for theatrical arts), Bret Lonsway (costumer, print and facility manager), Megan Motis (HealthBridge Children's Hospital activities lead), and Amber Chavez (child life special programs coordinator for Children's Hospital of Orange County) discuss how costume enthusiasts serve their communities through their love of pop culture. Hear about their experiences, learn how to join organized costume groups, and find out how to get involved in service efforts.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

2:00pm

Comic Book Women: Unsung Heroes
Learn about the pros working behind the scenes, and hear what it really takes to get a 20-page book out every month at Marvel and DC. Amy Chu (writer, Red Sonja and Poison Ivy), Joan Hilty (Nickelodeon editor and Bitter Girl webcomic creator), Monica Kubina (colorist, DC Super Hero Girls), inker Barbara Kaalberg (Green Lantern, Planet of the Apes), and legendary letterer Janice Chiang share their perspectives, war stories, and predictions for the future.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 29AB

2:00pm

Disney-Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away!
Michael Siglain (director, creative: Disney-Lucasfilm Publishing) and surprise panelists share previews and exclusive announcements about what should be on your must-read list from Star Wars publishing.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 7AB

2:00pm

Fan to Pro: Fanart as Professional Practice
Prism Comics and a diverse panel of professional illustrators share how they used fanart early in their careers to test out new art techniques, find their online audiences, make friends, land jobs, and stay inspired to create. Moderated by Maia Kobabe (Gender Queer: A Memoir, forthcoming from Lion Forge) with panelists Ashley R. Guillory (storyboard artist for live-action film, X-Men: The New Mutants), Noah Hayes (Goldie Vance, Wet Hot American Summer, forthcoming from BOOM! Studios), Emily C. Martin (Princeless, from Action Lab), and Kendra Wells (The Nib, Geek & Sundry; The Toast, MTV), all of whom have directly transitioned the skills they built through fanart into the work they do today.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 28DE

2:00pm

Film Threat Podcast Live
A special live edition of the Film Threat podcast where they will have . . . the last Last Jedi debate. If you mention The Last Jedi to any group of Star Wars fans, opinions are mixed. Some loved seeing Luke Skywalker for the first time in decades, while others didn't quite get the Luke they wanted. Love it or hate it, fandom is fractured over the most controversial Star Wars film since, well, the last one. The Film Threat podcast will seek an end to the debate, provide understanding, and heal the wounds for Star Wars fans here and everywhere in the galaxy.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

Forge Creativity with Time Management Secrets
Whether you are a writer, creator, fine artist, game maker, or photographer, going after your artistic dream can be full of creative roadblocks, especially when balancing real-life responsibilities simultaneously. Genese Davis (Omensight; The Holder's Dominion), Cameron Dayton (Sledgehammer Games; Etherwalker), Jonathan Thomas Jones (Little Bot and the Story Box), and Dennys Ilic (Cinematic Pictures Group; Exposure) unlock their production processes and discuss how they use time management to forge creativity and meet deadlines. Discover the routine, environment, and solutions that can help bolster creativity and help you complete your artistic endeavors.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

2:00pm

Games: Pioneers of 1990s Gaming Animation
As advancements in computer animation technology take video game development to ever-more impressive heights, ASIFA-Hollywood looks back at the early days with pioneers and giants of video game animation. They'll go back in time to explore the challenges of creating immersive gaming environments and celebrate the accomplishments of classic video game history on titles such as Aladdin, The Lion King, Duck Tales, and many more.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 23ABC

2:00pm

Geek & Sundry Live
Geek & Sundry has been delivering quality comedic and gaming content for six years now: Can you believe it!? Marisha Ray (Critical Role), Anjali Bhimani (We're Alive: Frontier), Amy Dallen (Shield of Tomorrow), Erika Ishii (Game Engine), Jeremy Walker (Sagas of Sundry: Madness), T. J. Rotell (G&S head of production), and moderator Sean Becker (G&S senior creative director) talk about the future of the network, what new shows are coming out, and what old shows are returning.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 25ABC

2:00pm

Hollywood's Illustrators: Craft, Pop Culture, and Careers
Before a set is built and the cameras roll there is something called previsualization-concept art, storyboards, and much more created by the motion pictures illustrators. In-demand artists Joanna Bush (Beauty and the Beast, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2), Simon Murton (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Geostorm), Rick Newsome (Justice League, Fantastic Four), and Patrick Rodriguez (A Wrinkle in Time, Justice League) open up their world and answer your questions. Moderated by Tim Burgard (Justice League, Rampage).

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 9

2:00pm

International Association of Media Tie-In Writers: Scribe Awards
Max Allan Collins (Mike Hammer) hosts this year's Scribe Awards for excellence in tie-in writing. Nominees/panelists Michael Black (The Executioner), David Boop (Predator), Matt Forbeck (Halo), Christie Golden (Star Wars), Jonathan Maberry (Planet of the Apes), Cavan Scott (Star Wars), and Sarah Stegall (Deadworld) will present a lively look at one of the most popular and yet underappreciated branches of the writing trade.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 32AB

2:00pm

Painting Convincing Light in Your Art
Ron Lemen (illustrator, storyboard, sequential artist, concept artist, educator) lectures and demonstrates methods and techniques for painting convincing light in your art. This lesson will include Photoshop tricks, natural light vs. staged light, mood vs. realism, and more.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 11

2:00pm

Spotlight On Brian Fies
Eisner Award winner Brian Fies (Mom's Cancer, Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow, The Last Mechanical Monster) lost his home in October's California firestorms. The comic he created in the following days, A Fire Story, was seen by 3 million people worldwide, and an animated version by PBS station KQED won a 2018 Emmy Award. Brian's friend and editor Charles Kochman (editorial director, Abrams ComicArts) leads an intimate conversation about Brian's past and future work.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 4

2:00pm

Trends in Graphic Novel Publishing
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 03:08PM
Kids graphic novels are the growth area in publishing today. They're top sellers at bookstores, and they circulate quickly in libraries and receive mainstream literary awards. But what comes next? Listen to publishing veterans Peggy Burns (publisher, Drawn & Quarterly), Margot Wood (director of sales, Oni Press), Emily Meehan (director, Disney Publishing Worldwide), and Gina Gagliano (publishing director, Random House Graphic) talk industry trends and describe the exciting future. Moderated by Carla Riemer (librarian, Claremont Middle School).

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #8: From Civil Rights to Black Panther
Andrea Johnson (California State University, Dominguez Hills) discusses how the 1957 comic Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story dramatized the bus boycott, solidified adherence to nonviolence forms of protest, and inspired John Lewis and others to become involved in the movement. Jennie Law (Georgia State University) traces the iconic black panther first as a symbol for the Lowndes County Freedom Organization, SNCC's black voter registration drive, and into the creation of Marvel's first black superhero, the Black Panther. Evan Johnson (Rutgers University) places Ta-Nehisi Coates's Black Panther in conversation with black theorists such as Achille Mbembe, Franz Fanon, and the Combahee River Collective to illustrate how Coates explores the limits of black radical thought in the wake of imperial and patriarchal power that is removed from white supremacy.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 26AB

2:00pm

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Encore
Come see the film, and immediately following the screening stay for fun snacks and get your photo taken with your favorite Teen Titan character. Families welcomed. Entry to each Horton Grand Theatre panel requires a separate ticket and a Comic-Con badge.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

2:15pm

Artist's Struggle to Greatness
Mehdi Yssef (lead animator, Sony Santa Monica Studios) reveals how even veterans in creative fields struggle as much as beginners to deliver their best.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

2:15pm

EW: Brave Warriors
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 16, 12:17PM
A laugh-filled discussion among several of today's male heroes including Benedict Wong (Deadly Class), Dylan Bruce (Midnight, Texas), Santiago Cabrera (Salvation), Jay Hernandez (Magnum P.I.), Eoin Macken (Nightflyers), Tom Ellis (Lucifer) and surprise guests. They'll discuss the thrill of playing iconic characters, their sometimes-awkward encounters with fans, and highs (and lows!) of a career in Hollywood. Moderated by EW's Lynette Rice.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom 20

2:15pm

LEGO DC Super-Villains: Meet the Talent Behind the Video Game
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 10:52AM
The team behind the LEGO DC Super-Villains videogame, including Arthur Parsons (head of design, TT Games) and fan-favorite Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy, along with Tara Strong (voice of Harley Quinn), Julie Nathanson (voice of Silver Banshee), Fred Tatasciore (voice of Solomon Grundy, Clayface, Black Adam, Killer Croc), Ames Kirshen (VP, Interactive & Animation, DC Entertainment), Justin Ramsden (Designer, Super Heroes, The LEGO Group) and moderator Andrea Rene (What’s Good Games) give an inside look at the first LEGO game to put players at the center of a villain-centric adventure packed with favorite locations and characters from across the DC Universe. This celebration of villainy will provide fans with exciting character reveals and details about the story. Players have the ability to create and play as a super-villain throughout LEGO DC Super-Villains, unleashing mischievous antics and wreaking havoc in an action-packed, hilarious story written in collaboration with DC Comics. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and The LEGO Group will release the game on October 16.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 6A

2:30pm

[adult swim]: Robot Chicken
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 11:45AM
Hot on the heels of its ninth season, Robot Chicken returns to SDCC for another celebration of stop-motion sketch madness, armed with never-before-seen clips and super-secret sneak peeks! Co-creators/executive producers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are joined by executive producers/co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root, actor/writer Breckin Meyer (Robot Chicken, Franklin and Bash, and upcoming ABC's The Fix), writer/director Tom Sheppard, and actor/writer (and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator/star) Rachel Bloom! Plus, they'll leave a chair open for a special panelist, or maybe just biblical superstar Elijah. Moderated by Keith Crofford, senior vice president of production for Adult Swim and executive producer of 12 oz. Mouse.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

2:30pm

Spotlight On Mike Mignola
Comic-Con special guest Mike Mignola discusses Hellboy and anything else the audience wants to talk about regarding his career. Just Mike Mignola. No moderator.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 24ABC

2:30pm

Tarzan, Barsoom, and Joe Jusko: The Adventure Continues
Jim Sullos (president, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.), Cathy Wilbanks (vice president of operations, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.), writer Mark Evanier (Groo vs. Tarzan), and award-winning artist Joe Jusko discuss new projects featuring Tarzan, John Carter of Mars, and others in novels, comics, games, and more. Moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin (director of special projects, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.).

Friday July 20, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 8

2:30pm

The Future of Film Is Female
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 13, 04:50PM
Fandango and TCM correspondent Alicia Malone (author, Backwards & In Heels; The Female Gaze) conducts a conversation about women working in genre film, the essential movies, the pioneers who paved the way, and the evolving landscape. Experts and filmmakers on the panel will give insights, discuss favorites, and share sneak peeks of their upcoming movies. Panelists include filmmakers Susanna Fogel (director, The Spy Who Dumped Me), Christina Hodson (screenwriter, Bumblebee, Batgirl), Jennifer Yuh Nelson (director, The Darkest Minds, Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3), and commentators Angie Han (Mashable) and Danielle Radford (Screen Junkies). Free movie tickets and The Future of Film is Female buttons for select attendees.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 5AB

2:30pm

2:45pm

Trailer Park
See the latest and greatest trailers with all of your pop culture-loving friends here on the big screen at Comic-Con.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Hall H

3:00pm

2000 AD: Simon Bisley
One of comics' rock 'n' roll superstars, Simon Bisley's incredible artwork changed the industry forever in the late 1980s with his work on Slaine: The Horned God and Judge Dredd, producing a myriad imitators and launching a decade-long fad for painted comics art. A unique and irrepressible talent, Simon's work has reached far beyond the page to influence mainstream culture, and while he has always evolved, his style remains timelessly recognizable. Simon sits down with Mike Molcher from 2000 AD to discuss his work, career, and philosophy.

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 4

3:00pm

Autobiography in Graphic Novels
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 03:11PM
Popular comic artists discuss creating autobiography and memoir in children's graphic novels. Hear how these award-winning creators turned their experiences into comics in this in-depth conversation. Featuring Raina Telgemeier (Smile; Ghosts), Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Hey, Kiddo), and Tillie Walden (Spinning). Moderated by Brigid Alverson (Publishers Weekly, Good Comics for Kids).

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

3:00pm

Comics Experience's Guide to Writing Comics and Graphic Novels
Andy Schmidt (Comics Experience, Avengers, Annihilation) and Fred Van Lente (Incredible Hercules, Deadpool) drill down on the craft of writing comics, breaking it down into actionable steps to get your ideas out of your brain and onto the scripted page. If you've ever wanted to write comics, this is your first step!

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 11

3:00pm

Costumes and Technology: How Technology is Changing the Way Hollywood Makes Costumes
Hollywood's top costume makers not only take advantage of rapidly changing technology, they also contribute to those concepts, innovations, and tools. Come learn "how" in this introductory panel featuring costumers from some of the year's biggest films: Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Justice League. Panelists include Federico Cervantes (key specialty costumer), Salvatore Salamone (specialty costumer, 3D modeler), Dorothy Bulac-Eriksen (key specialty costumer), Tammy Williamson (costume supervisor), Eric Shane Johnson (set costumer), and Amelia McKinney (key costume buyer).

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

3:00pm

DC Batman Family
The family of Batman comics couldn't be any hotter! What's next for Batman after the big day? Why is Catwoman gambling away her fortune? Who's your favorite Bat-villain, and how can they get the best of the Caped Crusader? The best talent behind your favorite Dark Knight tales give an exclusive look at what's in store for the World's Greatest Detective!

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 6DE

3:00pm

Enter the Uncharted Regions
Take a voyage into the Uncharted Regions and preview "These Haunted Hills," the newest episode of the forthcoming series starring Farscape's Gigi Edgley! Following the presentation, creators Neal Hallford and Jana Hallford talk about delving into the imaginative world of audio drama with episode stars Gigi Egdley (Farscape), Randy Davison (Wynonna Earp), Tamara Alsaied (Caruso), Larry Nemecek (Star Trek Continues), and Joe Paulson (Life-O-Matic).

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

3:00pm

How to Create, Market, & Crowdfund Indy Comics
Brian Pulido (Lady Death creator and Coffin Comics publisher) has raised over $1.3 million on Kickstarter for comic books. Get exclusive insights on how to create, market, and crowdfund indie comics. Get your comic book Kickstarter questions answered in a Q&A.

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 32AB

3:00pm

J.R.R. Tolkien - The Return to Middle-earth
Middle-earth is making a resurgence, and the staff of TheOneRing.net have all the news, rumors, and background info on all the new Tolkien projects. The Tolkien biopic has wrapped filming and will be coming to a big screen near you, and Amazon Studios has made a big splash with a minimum five-year commitment to a prequel Lord of the Rings TV series, with the first season presumably focusing on young Aragorn. There will be a new J. R. R. Tolkien book coming later this summer, and there are strong indications that Universal Orlando will be adding a Middle-earth section to its newest theme park. The next several years are looking very bright for fans of the professor. Panelists include Clifford Broadway (host of TORn Tuesday), Justin Sewell (producer of TORn Tuesday), Kristi Fojtik (founder of Tolkien Forever), Nicole Roberts (outreach director for TheOneRing.net), Josh Long (host of Collecting the Precious), Abie Ekenezar (host of Black and Blue: The Series), moderated by Cathy Udovch (special events coordinator for TheOneRing.net).

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

3:00pm

Judges on the Law of the Last Jedi and Solo
Star Wars and the law go together like Han Solo and Chewbacca. This panel of judges discuss the legal issues from The Last Jedi, Solo, and unexplored regions from the Outer Rim. Did Luke Skywalker have a legal obligation to save the galaxy from the First Order? What is the legality of underground droid fights? Could the caretakers sue Rey for dropping a boulder on their cart? Was Han right when he shot first? Find out when court is in session with Judge John B. Owens of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Magistrate Judge Stacie Beckerman, Magistrate Judge Mitch Dembin, CA Judge Carol Najera, NY Judge Matthew Sciarrino, and Paul Grewal (former magistrate judge and now deputy general counsel and VP of litigation at Facebook). Moderated by attorneys Jessica Mederson and Joshua Gilliland of The Legal Geeks.

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB

3:00pm

So You Want To Be a Comic Book Retailer?
Always a popular event at Comic-Con because so many have dreams of owning their own comic book stores. You have questions; this panel of experts has answers. Joe Field, founder of Free Comic Book Day and owner of Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff (Concord, CA) and other retailers along with Diamond staff talk about the business of comics.

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 23ABC

3:00pm

Spotlight On Jen Wang
Jen Wang is a cartoonist and illustrator whose works have appeared in the Adventure Time comics and LA Magazine. Her graphic novels from First Second include Koko Be Good, In Real Life (with author Cory Doctorow), and most recently, the critically acclaimed The Prince and the Dressmaker. Jen and moderator Cecil Castellucci (Don't Cosplay with My Heart, Shade the Changing Girl) spotlight Jen's body of work and what's to come.

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 9

3:00pm

Spotlight On Terry Moore
Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise)is celebrating 25 years at San Diego Comic-Con! Charles Brownstein (executive director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund) talks to Terry about the series he has created during the past 25 years,including his current homage to Strangers in Paradise: Strangers in Paradise XXV. Find out the latest news regarding the Strangers in Paradise movie and what the future holds for Rachel Rising, Motor Girl, and Echo. And, don't miss the Q&A when fans can ask Terry anything!

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 28DE

3:00pm

The Thrill of the Chase: Pursuing the Truth
Readers turn the pages of mystery, suspense, science fiction, and thriller novels for a variety of reasons including the tension of the pursuit, the challenge of unmasking the villain, and the satisfaction of justice served. Moderator Brendan Reichs (Nemesis, The Darkdeep) investigates process with Edgar Cantero (Meddling Kids and This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us), W. L. Goodwater (Breach), Alex Grecian (The Saint of Wolves and Butchers), Kerri Maniscalco (Escaping from Houdini), Marie Lu (Wildcard), and Demetra Brodsky (Dive Smack).

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 29AB

3:00pm

This Week in Marvel: Tales to Astonish
Cool #seeeekrits revealed? Totally possible! An hour of fun stories and chit-chat with cool people from Marvel? You better believe it! Co-hosts Ryan "Agent M" Penagos and Jamie "Hasn't Picked a Superhero Name Yet" Frevele talk with Marvel editors, writers, and creatives about their Marvel origin stories, favorite story arcs, and more in this special live episode of the This Week in Marvel podcast!

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 25ABC

3:15pm

Behind the Scenes of Overwatch's Newest Hero
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 16, 11:31AM
Overwatch developers Michael Chu (lead writer), Arnold Tsang (assistant art director), Geoff Goodman (lead hero designer), and Geoffrey Garnett (senior sound designer) present a behind-the-scenes look into the creative process of developing the story, art, and gameplay kit for Overwatch's newest hero. Learn more about Overwatch hero design and participate in Q&A with the developers after the panel.

Friday July 20, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 6BCF

3:30pm

Final Space: Q&A with the Cast and Creators of the TBS Animated Series
Created by Olan Rogers, the intergalactic space saga Final Space follows Gary and Mooncake's adventures to unlock the mystery of "Final Space," where the universe ends. Olan Rogers, David Sacks, Tika Sumpter, Tom Kenny, and Coty Galloway give a close look at the animated adventure.

Friday July 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

3:30pm

DuckTales
Solve a mystery and rewrite history with the cast of Disney Channel's hit series DuckTales! Executive producer Matt Youngberg, co-producer/story editor Francisco Angones, art director Sean Jimenez, and series stars Ben Schwartz (House of Lies, Parks and Rec), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live, We Bare Bears), Danny Pudi (Community, Powerless), Toks Olagundoye (Castle, The Neighbors), and Entertainment Weekly's Marc Snetiker discuss the mystery of the boys' missing mom, epic adventures for season 2, and new footage from never-before-seen episodes. It's a duck blur of fun, action, and secrets revealed in this can't-miss panel for fans new and old of the world's most iconic family of ducks!

Friday July 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 6A

3:30pm

From Idea to Hired: Books, TV, Film, & Comics
Agents, managers, book editors, and producers come together to answer all your questions about how to take your writing career from the blank page to sold work. Bring your questions about writing that breakout project, getting representation, what it takes to sell a book to film, and more. These panelists will give you the industry scoop but no pitches, please. They include Brandy Rivers (Industry Entertainment), Holly Root (Root Literary), Paul Shapiro (All in Media), Betsy Sullenger (Oops Doughnuts Productions), Kate Testerman (KT Literary), Michele Wells (DC Entertainment), and Kim Yau (Paradigm). Moderated by Nathan Bransford (How to Write a Novel).

Friday July 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 24ABC

3:30pm

So You Want to Edit Comics? A Closer Look at the Industry's Secret Warriors
Think you know everything about making a comic? You may know what writers and artist do, but do you know what it takes to edit comics? comiXologists Matt Kolowski and Kiersten Wing lead a panel of editors and creators including Will Dennis (Scalped), Hope Nicholson (Bedside Press), Megan Kearney (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Revival), Mike Norton (Revival), and Kel McDonald (Cautionary Fables & Fairytales) in this peek behind the curtain of comics creation.

Friday July 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 8

3:30pm

The Queen of Outer Space 60th Birthday Bash
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 10:55AM
One of the most noted (and notorious) science fiction films of the 1950s, The Queen of Outer Space, starring Zsa Zsa Gabor, may be turning 60, but she's never been more stunning thanks to an eye-popping new Blu-ray! Legendary film critic Leonard Maltin (Maltin on Movies), Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and showrunner Eddie Schmidt (Ugly Delicious, In Search Of), Warner Archive podcasters D. W. Ferranti and Matt Patterson, and moderator Jessie Maltin (Maltin on Movies) reveal more than you ever wanted to know about the Queen's finest film and investigate the movie DNA of her cinematic Space Age relatives like Forbidden Planet and World Without End. Also stay tuned for some sneak peeks of upcoming cult, sci-fi, and horror films from the Warner Archive Collection.

Friday July 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 5AB

3:30pm

Voices of Mexico
Mexico produces 65% of all dubbing done for Latin America, a market of 450 million consumers, and Mexican fans love their voice actors. Hear the stories from top voice actors from Mexico- Jessica Angeles (Princess Zelda, Katniss Everdeen), Sebastián Llapur (Darth Vader, Severus Snape), and Luis Daniel Ramirez (Peter Parker, Ron Weasley)-about the obstacles they've had to overcome to become successful in this industry and how Mexico is changing the way dubbing for film, animation, and video games is done in Latin America. Moderated by Hugo Castro (Gamacon).

Friday July 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 26AB

3:30pm

Amazon Prime Video Showcase
Amazon Prime Video brings together six exciting creators to share insights and behind-the-scenes looks into their highly anticipated upcoming Prime Original series. Featured panelists include Carlton Cuse (Lost), the prolific creative force behind Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, premiering August 31st; The Tick creator Ben Edlund; Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot), director of Homecoming; world-renowned author Neil Gaiman (American Gods), creator/writer/showrunner of Good Omens; Lore super-producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead); and Naren Shankar, showrunner of The Expanse.

Friday July 20, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Ballroom 20

3:45pm

Universal Pictures' Glass and Halloween
Filmmakers and actors from two of Universal's most-anticipated upcoming releases- Glass, from M. Night Shyamalan, and Halloween, from David Gordon Green-have a few riveting surprises in store for Comic-Con.

Friday July 20, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Hall H

3:50pm

Independent Filmmaking for Low-Budget Features and Web Series
Independent Filmmaking for Low-Budget Features and Web Series— Christopher Olen Ray (Emmy-winning managing partner of DeInstitutionalized Films), Gerald Webb (managing partner of DeInstitutionalized Films), Fred Olen Ray (director/producer) share their collective wisdom on how to independently produce your low-budget indie film/show. The partners will introduce the trailer for their new TV series Fraxtur for the first time, as well as cast members Brittany Curran (Dear White People), Max Adler (GLEE) & Cody Saintgnue (Teen Wolf). Giving away limited copies of Final Draft 10 after Q&A!

Friday July 20, 2018 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

4:00pm

The One, The Only, Artist's Edition!
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 13, 01:13PM
The IDW Artist’s Edition Panel is running in a much abbreviated format. Stop by and hear a MAJOR announcement from Scott Dunbier and . . . a special guest!

Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Room 4

4:00pm

Cosplay and Photography: A Symbiosis
Pat Loika (author: Four Color Realities), Jay Tablante (author, Geekology 101 and 2.0), and panelists Amanda Lynne (Uncanny X-Men cosplay cover model), Diana De Mol (costume designer), Jesse Thaxton (costume designer on DC Universe's Titans) and Kris Anka (artist, Marvel's Runaways) discuss the ever-evolving state of costume design, cosplay, and photography and how these disciplines influence each other. Moderated by Kiersten Wing (comiXology Live).

Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

4:00pm

Creating Comics with the iPad
The iPad has transformed the way you read comics, but did you know you can create comic art on the iPad too? See a comic book character come to life as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (Doctor Who) and Kristy Miller (SpongeBob Comics) demonstrate step by step how to pencil, ink, and color comics on the iPad. Learn the basic tools and techniques, including which apps work best and how you, too, can transform your iPad into a portable art studio.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 11

4:00pm

DC Comics Before Superman: The Pulp Comics of Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
This panel will kick off the premiere (at Comic-Con) of Hermes Press's new in-depth book by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (granddaughter of the creator of National Periodicals, the original name of DC Comics) that explores Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson's creation of one of the greatest line of comic books. The panel will begin with a video presentation focusing on the art, artists, and writers of National Periodicals while Wheeler-Nicholson was publisher and owner of the company. The panel features Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (DC Comics Before Superman: Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson's Pulp Comics), who will talk about these early influential comics. She is joined by Daniel Herman (publisher, Hermes Press, Silver Age: The Second Generation of Comic Artists), Michael Uslan (executive producer, Justice League and Batman films), Trina Robbins (Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists, Babes in Arms: Women in the Comics During World War Two), and David Armstrong (co-producer of the animated pilotFrank Cho's Liberty Meadows) to talk about the Major and the art, artists, and writers who laid the groundwork for the superhero revolution in comic books.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 32AB

4:00pm

Dinosaurs to Dystopia: Building Worlds in Books
Bestselling middle-grade and young adult authors discuss how they create wild worlds in the past, present, and future. What role does setting play in a story, and how does a fictional world become a character of its own? Featuring Daniel José Older (Dactyl Hill Squad), Scott Westerfeld (Impostors), and Victoria Schwab (City of Ghosts).

Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 29AB

4:00pm

Geek Podcasting and You!
Michelle Nguyen Bradley (host at Senpai Buddies podcast, HyperRPG)brings together the hosts of the ultimate geek podcasts to introduce you the wonderful world of nerd podcasting. Panelists include Dani Fernandez (host at How Stuff Works, Nerdist), Ify Nwadiwe (comedian and host at Nerdificent), Emma Fyffe (host at Love and Justice: A Serious Sailor Moon Podcast, HyperRPG) and Matt Acevedo (host/producer at Vault A113, HyperRPG). Whether it's storytelling, news, comedy, or education, podcasts are the entertainment medium that is the most accessible to obtain and to produce. Learn about the rising world of niche podcasts, how the panelists cultivate their unique content, and how you can start your very own!

Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

4:00pm

How Not to Read Comics Like A Book
Comics are visual as well as verbal, but too often we overlook the pictures' contribution to narratives. Award-winning freelance cartoonist and comics chronicler (The Comics Journal, and Rants & Raves, a fortnightly online magazine of comics news and reviews at RCHarvey.com) R. C. Harvey shows how the visuals help tell the stories in ways that words can't. A souvenir of his cartooning career will be distributed.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9

4:00pm

LGBTQ Graphic Novels
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 03:14PM
Today's most dynamic creators are in kids' comics and they're portraying queer characters in fresh ways. Aminder Dhaliwal (Woman World), Tillie Walden (Spinning), Chad Sell (The Cardboard Kingdom), and Molly Knox Ostertag (The Witch Boy) discuss LGBTQ graphic novels for kids: from developing authentic stories to comics as a safe space for all identities. Moderated by Katie Monnin (Pop Culture Classroom).

Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

4:00pm

Marvel Studios: The First 10 Years, Theatrical Prop Development with Russell Bobbitt
NEW: Tue, Jul 10, 10:09AM
Hollywood prop master Russell Bobbitt will bring actual props that he has developed for various Marvel Studios films and discuss the process he undertakes at the start of each film to determine the props that are needed. Followed by a Q&A session.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 25ABC

4:00pm

Psychology of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts
Are you a die-hard Harry Potter fan? Are you looking forward to the next Fantastic Beasts movie? If so, come see this panel of mental health professionals including Dr. Janina Scarlet (Harry Potter Therapy, Dark Agents), Travis Adams (Supernatural Psychology), Justine Mastin (S upernatural Psychology), and Dr. Jennifer Yen (The Avalon Relics series), as well as actor Mick Ignis (Snape and the Marauders, Stan Against Evil) and illustrator Vince Alvendia (Harry Potter Therapy, Dark Agents) for a discussion of the psychology of Harry Potter and the upcoming Fantastic Beasts films. Dustin McGinnis (McGinnis Music) moderates.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

4:00pm

The Science of Star Wars
Ever wondered if lightsabers could one day be a reality? Curious about which Star Wars droid NASA would take into space? Is there a form of fuel that could keep The Resistance out of reach from a First Order fleet? Expert panelists Kim Steadman (systems engineer, NASA-JPL), Emily Manor Chapman (systems engineer, NASA-JPL), Kieran Dickson (editor, CometTV.com, MGM Studios), Fon Davis (Star Wars production designer), Travis Langley (editor, Star Wars Psychology), Steve Huff (fight choreographer and weapons expert), Eliot Sirota (VFX expert), and host Jenna Busch (creator, Legion of Leia) act as your Bor Gullet into the mind of Star Wars creators and break down the science behind a galaxy far, far away. Q&As, surprises, and giveaways will follow.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 7AB

4:00pm

To Infinity & Beyond: Our Dreams for the Future Take Flight
For generations-from Copernicus to Jules Verne to Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos-visionaries have offered their dreams of the future and in doing so inspired mind-blowing innovation. An all-star panel of creators and innovators discuss their greatest influences and what they envision for the future. You can experience dreams made real at the Future Tech Live! Pavilion in the Omni Hotel following the panel.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 23ABC

4:00pm

Vanguard at 25: Cutting Edge to Classics
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 09:07AM
Perhaps more than any other publisher, Vanguard has made its mission, to promote and serve a long list of creators, including Steranko, Frazetta, Infantino, Neal Adams, and Wally Wood. Author-historian J. David Spurlock, Diamond CEO Steve Geppi, ComicMix columnist Ed Catto, and Fast Company journalist Susan Karlin (with possible surprise panelists) celebrate this 25th anniversary.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 28DE

4:00pm

How to Draw with Adam Hughes
Comics legend Adam Hughes draws using grayscale markers. Adam will share pointers and tips while also answering questions.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 2

4:15pm

Steve Ditko: Artist
NEW: Fri, Jul 13, 01:16PM
Steve Ditko’s profound impact on the comic book medium cannot be overstated. His art touched people in one way or another, from casual fan to fellow professional, and will continue to do so for generations to come. Come see Gary Groth, Steve Leialoha, Paul Levitz, Nick Lowe, David Schwartz, and moderator Scott Dunbier as they discuss Ditko the artist and Ditko the man (while screening a video loop of nearly 150 images).

Friday July 20, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Room 4

4:15pm

Bob's Burgers
Wear your best Belcher family costume and get in line early because fans of the Emmy Award-winning animated FOX series Bob's Burgers won't want to miss this panel. Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard will break news about the upcoming season, and the always entertaining cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Larry Murphy, and David Herman will have you howling with laughter with never-before-seen footage, followed by a lively Q&A panel discussion.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:15pm - 5:10pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

4:15pm

DC Justice League
Meet the talented minds behind DC's "New Justice" movement as they share their inspirations behind your favorite DC superheroes. Scott Snyder, Adam Glass, Joshua Williamson, James Tynion IV, Bernard Chang, and Liam Sharp have a lot to share about your favorite characters and their fight for justice.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 6DE

4:15pm