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Thursday, July 19
 

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

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

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

10:30am

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

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

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

11:30am

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

11:45am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

2:15pm

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

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

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

3:30pm

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

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

4:30pm

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

4:45pm

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

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

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

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

5:45pm

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

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

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

6:45pm

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

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

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

7:15pm

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

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

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

8:15pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

10:30am

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

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

11:30am

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

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

2:15pm

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

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

3:30pm

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

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

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

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

4:30pm

Geek Geek Revolution
Geek Geek Revolution is a no-holds-barred geek culture game show featuring five science fiction/fantasy authors competing for the chance to be top geek. In addition, audience members will be asked to write-in questions in hopes of stumping the authors and winning a prize pack of books. Hold onto your hats, nerf herders, this might get ugly. Featuring Andy Weir (Artemis), Delilah Dawson (Kill the Farm Boy), Sylvain Neuvel (Sleeping Giants), Kiersten White (Bright We Burn), Natalie C. Parker (Seafire) and Gini Koch (Aliens Abroad). Moderated by Heath Corson (Nerdist).

Friday July 20, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 8

4:30pm

It Was 50 Years Ago Today: Celebrating Planet of the Apes, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Rosemary's Baby: Geek's Ground Zero
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 02:36PM
This panel of professional geeksperts celebrate the remarkable year of 1968 by looking back at the genre classics that helped inspire their love of genre cinema, including the original Planet of the Apes, the mind-bending 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Farrow-rific Rosemary's Baby, as well the new number two, The Prisoner, Night of the Living Dead, Barbarella, Yellow Submarine, Ice Station Zebra, and the gonzo Danger: Diabolik, and Kirk and Uhura's not-so-platonic kiss in Star Trek. Panel includes moderator Mark A. Altman (The Librarians, Agent X), Fred Dekker (The Predator, The Monster Squad), Charles de Lauzirika (The Alien Anthology, The Martian Extended Edition), Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars), Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), Robert Meyer Burnett (ST: TNG Blu-rays), Jeff Bond (Geek Monthly magazine), and Thomas P. Vitale (producer, former SYFY channel executive).

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

4:45pm

Celebrating 90 Years of Mickey Mouse with D23: the Official Disney Fan Club
From Steamboat Willie to today, Mickey's career has taken him on an epic journey that has endeared him to fans around the world. D23's Justin Arthur hosts a panel including Bret Iwan (voice actor), Becky Cline (director, the Walt Disney Archives), and Mark Henn (master Disney animator), who look at Mickey's legendary roles in animated films and television shows, the Magic Kingdoms, and beyond.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 6A

5:00pm

Building Your Own Themyscira: Connecting with Other Geek Bosses
Lisa Granshaw (GeekFold) moderates a discussion with Jordan Ellis (Jordandene and The Sartorial Geek), Robyn Warren (GeekGirlStrong), Sam Maggs (The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy and Wonder Women), Jaimie Cordero (Espionage Cosmetics), Jazzlyn Stone (Bombsheller), and Rose del Vecchio (FanMailBox) about finding your niche, building professional relationships, and fostering community over competition.

Friday July 20, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

5:00pm

I'll Take Dementors for $500, Obi-Wan: A Fan Game Show (Heroes and Villains edition)
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 09:48AM
Do you know the entire DC universe by their legal names? Can you identify a Star Wars villain from a single wicked line? How about list all of the Unforgivable Curses and every flavor of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans? SDCC fans test their knowledge in this game show, competing head-to-head with fellow fans and bestselling authors Pierce Brown (Red Rising), Naomi Novik (Uprooted), and Christie Golden (Before the Storm, World of Warcraft) in new "heroes and villains" themed categories like "The Dark Side," "Badass Chicks," and "Winter Is Coming," using audio clips from Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and Harry Potter audiobooks. Star Wars narrator Marc Thompson will host in character as Obi-Wan Kenobi and select a few lucky audience members to compete onstage alongside the authors as contestants.

Friday July 20, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

5:00pm

Moonbase and Beyond: The New Push to Deep Space
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 16, 11:34AM
Since SDCC 2017, a new era of discovery has emerged. Budget priorities have dramatically changed and resources for space exploration have surged. This means the most powerful rocket ever launched (the SLS) is now on track to deliver a 25-metric-ton payload (including humans) to the moon. The moon will serve as a stepping stone toward eventual missions to Mars and deeper into the solar system. Panelists Cady Coleman (retired NASA astronaut), Kathleen Coderre (habitat systems engineering lead, Lockheed Martin Space), and Marshall Smith (director of cross-program systems integration/exploration systems at NASA), along with moderator Steve Broback (cofounder, Dent the Future), will discuss the goals, the timing, and the logistical needs for this exciting new age of exploration.

Friday July 20, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 4

5:00pm

Pop Culture Witches
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 11:06AM
In an age where powerful women are finally being celebrated, it's worth looking at the pop culture witches, enchantresses, genies, charmers, and sorceresses who conjured the craft in our popular imaginations in the past. How have women with (super) powers been portrayed, and how is that portrayal evolving? Hosted by Ben Blacker (Vertigo's Hex Wives; co-creator, The Thrilling Adventure Hour). Panelists include Jessica O'Toole and Amy Rardin (showrunners, CW's Charmed), Nell Scovell (creator, Sabrina the Teenage Witch), Ruth Connell (Rowena on Supernatural), Tomi Adeyemi (author, Children of Blook and Bone), and practicing witch Juliana Crouch.

Friday July 20, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 23ABC

5:00pm

Star Trek: A Fandom Divided?
Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek (The Trek Files, Trekland's Portal 47) hosts a panel of Trek podcasters asking if age or even tech affinity is amplifying the controversies surrounding Star Trek: Discovery, or is it all much ado about nothing? Be a part of the Q&A and be recorded live for later podcasts' use. Panelists will include John Champion (Mission Log: A Roddenberry Podcast, The Trek Files), Ken Ray (Mission Log: A Roddenberry Podcast MacOSken), Alison "Kenna" Pitt (Priority One), Kayla Iacovino (TrekMovie, ShuttlePod), and trek.fm's Aaron Harvey (Saturday Morning Trek, TrekMovie).

Friday July 20, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

5:30pm

Are You Still a Fan?
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 19, 06:46PM
Working in Hollywood, especially in sci-fi and fantasy, requires passion. Many industry pros have that passion in spades because they’re not only talented but started out as fans sitting in front of their TVs or curled up in bed with a comic book. But how does one’s fandom evolve as they journey to become a professional? Does their love for their favorite stories grow as they become closer to the source of their creation? Or does “seeing how the sausage is made” rob them of the love they once had? Join this panel of high-level industry talent from all aspects of filmmaking as we delve into the very nature of fandom. Panelists include Geoff Mark (Serenity, The Orville), Gillian Horvath (Highlander: Endgame, Sanctuary), Geoff Thorne (The Librarians, Leverage, Avengers Assemble), E. J. De La Pena (Nobility, Boy Meets World), Spiro Skentzos (Arrow, Grimm, Chadam), T. J. Storm (Punisher Warzone, Deadpool, Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle), and Jennifer Muro (Star Wars Forces of Destiny, DC’s Justice League Action), with Joe Ochman (Naruto, Bones) as moderator.

Friday July 20, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 5AB

5:30pm

Into the Fanzone! Celebrating Pop Culture in YA Literature
A growing number of YA books celebrate the awesomeness of fans, pop culture, comics, and fandom. Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro, Not Your Sidekick by C. B. Lee, All the Feels by Danika Stone, Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde, and Riverdale and Ship It by Britta Lundin are just a few. In this interactive panel, authors share their ideas about modern publishing with Holly West (Feiwel & Friends and Swoon Reads), an editor who knows how important it is to appeal to a varied readership, as they talk writing, publishing, and-most important-the fans!

Friday July 20, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 24ABC

5:30pm

SYFY WIRE Fangrrls: Women Changing the Game
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 19, 06:43PM
The landscape of sci-fi has changed, and it's never going back. Women aren't just making some of the best, most groundbreaking work found in the genre today, they're also redefining what it means to be a fan. Come geek out with trailblazers and breakthrough innovators Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Lights (pop musician), Amanda Conner (writer/artist of Harley Quinn), Sana Amanat (VP, content and character development at Marvel), Yetide Badaki (American Gods), Gail Simone (writer, Domino, Plastic Man), and moderator Cher Martinetti (Fangrrls’ managing editor) as they chat about their current obsessions and discuss how they’re blazing their own path and changing the industry.

Friday July 20, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 6DE

6:00pm

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Trivia
Find out what's new and upcoming from Orbit, and win free books by playing this Jeopardy!- style trivia game show. "I'll take science fiction and fantasy novels for $400, please!" Orbit's marketing staff will test your knowledge banks-with some special appearances.

Friday July 20, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

6:00pm

Simpsons Collector Group
Simpsons collectors of the world, unite! Get a chance to meet and mingle with fellow collectors of Simpsons merchandise from all over. This gathering, hosted by the staff of the Simpsons Collectors website, is a great chance to network with other collectors and share your experiences in the hobby with others.

Friday July 20, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

6:00pm

Star Wars Fans in America's Finest City
Members of the San Diego chapters of the 501st Legion, Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, and Droid Builders discuss how their love of a galaxy far, far away led to volunteerism in San Diego and across Southern California.

Friday July 20, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 7AB

6:30pm

An Evening with Batman's Brain
E. Paul Zehr (Becoming Batman, Chasing Captain America), Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology, Daredevil Psychology), Paul Levitz (writer/editor/publisher, DC Comics), Lee Meriwether (Catwoman, Miss America), Michael Uslan (executive producer, Batman), and Mark D. White (Batman & Philosophy, Doctor Strange & Philosophy) discuss the physiology, psychology, and philosophy of DC's Dark Knight in a session moderated by Aaron Sagers (entertainment journalist).

Friday July 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 5AB

6:45pm

Catching Up with Adam Savage
If you haven't heard, Tested.com's Adam Savage is heading back to Discovery Channel! He'll be appearing in both MythBusters Jr., as well as his own solo series. Hear (and in some cases, see previews of) everything Adam's up to right now, which may or may not include a short film with Peter Jackson (okay, it does).

Friday July 20, 2018 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Room 6DE

7:00pm

Silicone vs Foam Latex... What to Use
Makeup effects artist Jeff Barkley (Frost: Portrait of a Vampire, Monster Manor, Videodrome) will demonstrate and discuss the differences in silicone, foam latex, and gelatin for use in makeup FX for film and cosplay. Jeff will be joined onstage by pro cosplayers Trey Barkley (Sparrow's Flight) and DesiRee Preston (Enasni Volz) to answer any questions you may have.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

7:00pm

Star Wars Tourism: Visiting the Galaxy Far, Far Away on Earth
From the deserts of Tunisia and California to the glaciers of Norway and the coast of Ireland, Star Wars filming sites are the new travel destination. James Floyd (contributor, Star Wars website and Star Wars Insider), Ash Crossan (host, ET Online), and Charla Teeters-Stewart (director, Imperial County Film Commission) will help you learn about where to go, how to get there, and how to get the most out of it with your fellow Star Wars fans.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 7AB

7:00pm

Trailer Reactions Live: Checking Out the Latest Film and Television Trailers
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 08:58AM
This panel of nationally known film and television critics and industry writers screen some of the newest and most anticipated trailers from upcoming films and TV and then break down reactions and expectations. They'll also offer behind-the-scenes tidbits and the latest news of each. Panelists include Alexandra August (CBR, ScreenRant), Mary Anne Butler (BleedingCool.com), Bob "Movie Bob" Chipmen (Geek.com), Bill Hunt (DigitalBits.com), and Thomas Parham (professor of Cinematic Arts), moderated by Bill Watters (BleedingCool.com).

Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

7:30pm

The Arkham Sessions: The Psychology of Robin, Batman's First Sidekick
Even lonely, brooding superheroes need sidekicks! Witness the fun, fascinating, and in-depth psychological analysis of the original and most famous sidekick to Batman, Dick Grayson. With a special spotlight on panelist-and longtime voice of Robin and Nightwing- Loren Lester (Batman: The Animated Series), clinical psychologist Dr. Andrea Letamendi and co-host Brian Ward bring their mental health and pop-culture podcast back to San Diego Comic-Con.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 5AB

7:30pm

The Gospel According to Archie
After many successful years of working for such publishers as Atlas/Timely (predecessors to Marvel), Archie Comics, and EC, writer/illustrator Al Hartley left the mainstream to help found a Christian publishing company, Spire Comics. Hartley expanded on Spire's usual roster of Bible stories, biographies of inspirational personages, and adaptations of Christian books and motion pictures by getting permission from Archie president John Goldwater to license the Riverdale Gang for 19 titles, released between 1974 and 1982. Moderator Erik Amaya (Rotten Tomatoes) and his panel take a light-hearted look at Archie's strange adventures in the world of faith-based entertainment. Panelists include Jessica Tseang (Robert Kirkman's History of Comics), Pat Jankiewicz (author, A Hulk Companion), Rob Bradfied and Adam Sand (In Your Faith), and Jennifer Joan (Tangled Thread Designs).

Friday July 20, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 26AB

8:00pm

"Crazy" Together: The Future of Mental Health and Pop Culture
Mental health is everywhere you look in pop culture. From the Upside Down to the MCU, entertainment media depictions of mental health are increasingly common. But while Stranger Things and Jessica Jones help to normalize mental health challenges, some inaccurate and stigmatizing portrayals persist. How do we further encourage diversity and sensitivity without stifling creativity? Felicia D. Henderson (The Punisher TV series; Teen Titans) will discuss how depictions of trauma and PTSD inform the characterization of Frank Castle. Joseph D. Reitman (Happy! TV series) will talk about his approach to making his character Very Bad Santa more than just a two-dimensional villain. Should the entertainment industry be concerned about how their properties represent mental illness? Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., (Broadcast Thought, All We Ever Wanted) discusses some of his successes and struggles as a forensic psychiatrist advocating for more accurate and less stigmatizing mental health media representation. Jeff Trexler (The Beat, The Comics Journal) will contextualize the discussion and encourage the audience to become more mindful consumers of mental-health-themed media. Moderated by Susan Karlin (Fast Company), this panel will encourage creators, clinicians, and fans to get "crazy" together, shaping the future of mental health and pop culture.

Friday July 20, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 23ABC

8:00pm

Bat in the Sun Presents
The cast and crew of Bat in the Sun preview part of their newest animated Super Power Beat Down along with a surprise video they have been working on! Panelists include Aaron Schoenke, Sean Schoenke, Kevin Porter, Jennifer Van Dien, and Casper Van Dien, along with some surprise panelists.

Friday July 20, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 6DE

8:00pm

Borrowed Ideas, Original Songs
Get your songwriting questions answered by singer-songwriter Laura Todd. She will share lessons learned working with such talented artists as Grammy-nominated writer/producer Warren Kahn and fan favorite Andrew McKee. Emily Liu brings perspective as a frequent "one-(wo)man band," having to own all aspects of song creation from writing and arranging through execution across instruments and styles for home-brew production on a budget. Learn how to integrate your fandom passions into the craft of songwriting. Panelists will also discuss how to respect the original creators of the worlds you love.

Friday July 20, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

8:00pm

Halo Costuming and Props with Anvil Station Part II
Anvil Station is here to share their knowledge about making Halo costumes and props with you! Panelists will answer your questions about fiberglass and foam armor/props (Chris Loomis Crazed One Cosplay) (Marissa Russo Pinnacle Custom Cosplay), 3D printing (Alec Richter Fabled Phoenix Props), casting and molding (Cary Gunnar Lee Legacy Effects), fabric and makeup (Hazel Weiss), and more. There will be demo armor parts and props on hand for audience members to see and touch. Moderated by Tyler Perfect.

Friday July 20, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

8:00pm

Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
ADDED: Thu, Jul 19, 07:16PM
The 30th annual Eisner Awards (the 'Oscars' of the comics industry) honor comics creators and works in 31 categories. The gala ceremony features celebrity presenters and a multimedia extravaganza. Other prestigious awards to be given out include the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award, the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comics Writing, and the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award.

Friday July 20, 2018 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

8:30pm

Evermore Park: Creating the Living Experience Park for Immersive Role Play
Ken Bretschneider (CEO, Evermore Park; co-founder, The VOID), Josh Shipley (CCO, Evermore Park; former Walt Disney Imagineer), and Logan Long (creative studio director, Evermore Park; Face Off : multiple season contestant) discuss the creation of this new "living experience park" in Utah. Incorporating authentic European historical architecture, professional prop building, full-body character costuming, and puppetry, Evermore is introducing a fresh spin on fantasy immersive theatre while embracing a strong culture of audience cosplay and interactive role-play.

Friday July 20, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 8

8:30pm

Klingon Lifestyles
Klingons, weapons, a new mission, and a live-action bat'leth sword battle. Come join the fun and mayhem for the 25th annual Klingon stage play. Watch the Stranglehold Klingons attempt to capture a new power source for the Empire. Fellow costumed Trek fans will celebrate this silver anniversary presentation with a group photo at the end. All alien races welcomed. If you love stage plays, come and support the only live-action Star Trek fan-based play to boldly go where no play has gone before.

Friday July 20, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 5AB

9:00pm

Star Wars Trivia Game Panel
Members of the San Diego Star Wars Society, veteran hosts of trivia panels at Comic-Con International since 2002, have prepared an even more challenging contest this year for fans who think they know the galaxy far, far away. Returning this year will be a game round for kids aged 5 to 11, in which every child will win a prize. Following will be three adult game rounds (ages 12 and up). All game rounds are conducted in a last-man-standing format. Come test your knowledge, and you may win some of the thousands of dollars of prizes provided by Star Wars licensees. Hosted by Leia Hornedo, Linda Crispien, Brendan Prout, Carlos Munoz, Felicia Nykaza, and Collin Gomez.

Friday July 20, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 7AB

9:00pm

Super Geeked Up: Geeky Improv Live!
Jeff Burns and Lisa Borsotti discuss your favorite sci-fi, fantasy, superhero, and gaming topics and play fun, geek-themed improv games like superhero sound effects, universal translator, and the let's geek it on dating game! If you like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, you'll love these geektastic shenanigans. Expect a ton of audience participation and awesome prizes! Joining the panelists will be Chris Bramante (Thank You for Questing!, Robot Teammate) and Kelly Nugent (Teen Creeps, Thank You for Questing!). Get an exclusive look at the Phoenix Run choose-your-own-adventure, augmented-reality comic book from T. J. Walker.

Friday July 20, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 25ABC

9:00pm

Using RPGs and LARPs for Social Learning
Can role-playing games and LARPs help reduce or mitigate the effects of childhood bullying? Is it possible to foster social-emotional learning through gaming? How can role playing function as a tool for forming respectful and interconnected learning communities? Check out this panel on using games to help students learn about empathy, conflict negotiation, and creative problem solving (while making sure they learn about history, math, and other school subjects too!). With Scott Stubbe and Ndindi Kitonga (co-founders, Angeles Workshop School), Emily Nguyen-Hoai (teacher, Continuing Development Inc., Child Development Centers), Shawn Crosby (NASA immersive education lecturer), and Noah Sutton-Smolin (student). Moderated by Aaron Vanek (vice-president, The Game Academy).

Friday July 20, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 23ABC

9:15pm

Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog
Join the fun and sing along as the California Browncoats screen the original Internet sensation Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and fan film fave, Dr. Horrible's Unofficial Sing-Along Sequel. The gang's all back and more horrible than ever! We pick up with our beloved doctor at an unknown time since he joined the ranks of the Evil League of Evil. What new faces, new friends, and new enemies await? Grab some fro-yo and come find out.

Friday July 20, 2018 9:15pm - 10:45pm
Room 6DE
 
Saturday, July 21
 

10:00am

Avatar: The Last Airbender Legend and Legacy
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 19, 03:46PM
The story of Aang and Korra has ended in one form, but it continues in graphic novels and through the fans. Moderated by Avatar_Mom, the panel showcases fan talent and conversations with a panel of professionals from the series. This year cosplayer Victor Sgroi (the cabbage merchant), Sarah Henzler (fan artist), Giancarlo Volpe (director, ATLA; producer, Green Lantern: The Animated Series), Aaron Ehasz (head writer, Avatar: The Last Airbender), Jack DeSena (voice actor, Sokka), Dante Basco (voice actor, Zuko), and Dee Bradley Baker (Appa, Momo) will share stories and marvel with the fandom. They will also hosts a cosplay contest open to all levels of skill. Cosplayers must be in the panel room to be considered by our scouts.

Saturday July 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 25ABC

10:00am

Fanbase Press: Art of Trading Cards
Themed collector cards have been around for over 100 years, originally packaged with cigarettes. By the 1950s, bubble gum was packaged with trading cards that began to spotlight media-based subjects such as popular television shows and films. Trading card sets typically include sketch cards, which feature the work of established and aspiring artists. Led by Michele Brittany (editorials manager, Fanbase Press), panelists Daniel Cooney (Rogue One), Chris Thorne (DC Comics' The New 52), and Ashleigh Popplewell (The Walking Dead) talk about their experiences working with Topps, Cryptozoic Entertainment, and other companies to create trading cards that celebrate some of our favorite franchises.

Saturday July 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

10:00am

The Fake Geek Girl Fallacy
"You're not a real fan unless . . . " The idea of having to prove oneself and the concept of the "fake geek girl" has permeated geek culture. Conventions, comics, and geek spaces have often come with gatekeeping, especially for women. Preeti Chhibber (A Thousand Beginnings and Endings), Akela Cooper (Luke Cage), C. B. Lee (Not Your Sidekick), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Ashley Poston (Geekerella), Danika Stone (All the Feels), and Marley Zarcone (Shade the Changing Girl) discuss fandom, feminism, and gatekeeping while dismantling the idea of the "fake geek girl."

Saturday July 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29AB

10:00am

The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con: One Token to Play
The Avengers, The Justice League, Guardians of the Galaxy, and other films are big-budget romps where the boys get to play all they want, but the girls only get one "token" representation. Why are there so many stories that limit themselves to including a single woman? With so few token spots for women, where does this leave women of color and members of the LGBTQ community? And why hasn't Harley Quinn gotten her dang own movie yet? To answer these questions, Action Flick Chick Katrina Hill (100 Greatest Graphic Novels, Action Movie Freak)has assembled some women who are dangerous in their own right: Tamara Brooks (Women Wrestling Friends Podcast, DC Comics DCTV Couch Club), Dani Fernandez (host at How Stuff Works and Nerdist), Markeia McCarty (Nerdist, Collider Heroes), Sarah Rodriguez (podcast host, Marvel's Agent Carter Season One: Declassified), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy, Therapy Quest), and Jessica Tseang (Little Geek Girls, comic book historian).

Saturday July 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

10:30am

IGN's Heroes of Fandom
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 18, 05:51PM
To celebrate the unique bond between artist and audience, IGN is bringing together the stars and content creators who have bridged the gap between fame and fandom, using their platform to reach their followers in groundbreaking and sometimes world-changing ways. Panelists will discuss the pros and cons of celebrity in the digital age, the projects that make them geek out, and the various ways they've joined forces with their fans to help make a difference, proving just how powerful fandom can be when people work together to celebrate something they love. Panelists include Misha Collins (Supernatural), Milana Vayntrub (Marvel Rising), Yetide Badaki (American Gods), and Olan Rogers (Final Space).

Saturday July 21, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6BCF

11:00am

75 Years of Superhero Cereal Boxes
You are invited to breakfast with cerealologists Mikal and Duane. Take the cereal box tour, starting with the first 1942 Superman box to current Marvel/DC Superheroes on the shelves today. Witness amazing graphic images and videos of the first Spider-Man, Batman, Hulk, TMNT, Justice League, Iron Man, and Wonder Woman super boxes. Explore superhero boxes from around the world. Learn how to collect cereal boxes and where to find these priceless pieces of cardboard and how to trade them. Hear bits of information from web pages, books, cereal box collectors, and secret insights not found on the web. Panelists include Mikal Vollmer (who created the first cereal box zine called Free Inside and is now Youtube's Free Inside: Cereal Box Collecting series) and Duane Dimock (who has collected for 44 years and acquired over 10,000 boxes, from 1869 to present).

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

11:00am

Her Universe: It's Your Universe
Ashley Eckstein (Her Universe, voice of Ahsoka Tano) and Amy Ratcliffe (author and journalist) discuss Eckstein's new book, It's Your Universe: You Have the Power to Make It Happen. Ashley will share her story and take fans through her step-by-step guide on how to make dreams come true. You won't want to miss this inspiring and empowering conversation!

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 29AB

11:00am

The Sartorial Geek Podcast: Disneybounding with Whosits and Whatsits
Jordan Ellis (owner of Jordandené and co-editor of The Sartorial Geek) chats with Tiffany Mink and Matt Newman (owners of Whosits and Whatsits) about bringing your childhood loves into adult life and the joys of Disneybounding.

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

11:00am

Timey Whimey Fun: Cosplaying Doctor Who, Villains, and Friends
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 12:00PM
Cosplayers Cody Shoberg (The Master, San Diego Who Con), John Dyer V (12th Doctor), Jim Holland (Fourth Doctor, Time Travellers, (UN)LTD), Andrew Elkins (Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Geek ReGeneration), Patricia A. Miller (Dr. River Song), Kristi Schoeman (13th Doctor), and Karen Glover (Missy, The San Diego TARDIS) discuss their take on cosplaying the various Doctors, adversaries, and associates across time and space. Moderated by Sandro Monetti (international journalist).

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

11:30am

Jack Kirby's Artwork Extravaganza Encore!
Back by popular demand, a larger-than life celebration of the King of Comics features an unprecedented multimedia presentation of over 1,300 pieces of Jack Kirby artwork. IDW president and publisher Greg Goldstein is joined by esteemed artist Joe Jusko and other panelists to discuss the unrivaled work of the legendary Jack Kirby. Everyone in attendance will take home a limited-edition print.

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 24ABC

12:00pm

Agent Carter & Bésame Cosmetics: A Heroic Match
NEW: Mon, Jul 16, 09:07AM
Bésame Cosmetics CEO and founder Gabriela Hernandez joins a round-table of Marvel's Agent Carter fans and experts (Kelly Dreyer, Kristine Knowlton (Carter Cosplay), Peggy Pincurls, comic historian Jessica Tseang, and Sarah Rodriguez (author of Agent Carter Season One: Declassified) to discuss Peggy's staying power. Panel moderated by Dawn M. Bourn (The Geek Girl Project).

Saturday July 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

12:00pm

I Will Always Love You: A Panel Dedicated to Our OTPs
Let's chat meet-cutes, destined-to-bes, and all the different archetypal romantic pairings of great fiction. Moderators Sam Maggs (Girl Squads, Anthem) and Amy S. Foster (The Rift Uprising) with Melissa de la Cruz (Love and War: An Alex and Eliza Story), Robbie Thompson (writer, Silk, Supernatural), Adri Cho (founder, Dual Wield Studios), Mey Rude (writer, Autostraddle), and Susana Polo (editor, Polygon) for a look at how some favorite pairings have evolved through LGBTQ+ culture and third-wave feminism-and how they haven't changed, because love is love is love is love.

Saturday July 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

12:00pm

Outlandish Confabulation: An Outlander Fan Panel
Ginger Wiseman (The Outlander Podcast), Summer Reynolds (The Outlander Podcast), Mandy Tidwell (Great Scot Blog), and Sarah Ksiazek (Outlander TV News) join Outlander fans for a no-holds-barred discussion of their favorite characters, story lines, and theories. Main books, bulges, TV seasons: It's all fair game.

Saturday July 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

Bridging Anime and Hip-Hop
Nerds on Hip-Hop podcast co-hosts Victoria Johnson (pop culture journalist) and Marcus Wolfe (hip-hop beatmaker) will lead a discussion capturing the relationship between anime and hip-hop with guest panelists Valerie Complex (movie critic), Noveliss (Clear Soul Forces rapper), and others.

Saturday July 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

1:00pm

Little Lulu and John Stanley Fan Group
The well-remembered Little Lulu comic books were written during 1945-1959 by the gifted all-around cartoonist John Stanley. Recent research continues to identify a large body of other work by this once-obscure master of comics storytelling. Come learn more, and join in for a scripted radio-play style reading of a Golden Age Little Lulu story. All are welcome!

Saturday July 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

1:00pm

Lost Fans Unite with Jay + Jack
Are you a fan of ABC's Lost? Then join Jay and Jack Glatfelter for their 12th annual SDCC panel! The co-hosts of the popular Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack will be joined by podcasters Ralph Apel (The Dharmalars, Kaiju) and Jo "JOpinionated" Garfein (Post-Show Recaps, co-founder of Cancer Gets LOST) to discuss the thoughts, theories, and legacy of one of the best serialized TV shows of all time and touch upon some of the newest "it" shows, such as Westworld, The 100, and more.

Saturday July 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows
See an exceptional array of inspiring animated shorts from around the world. Producer and curator Ron Diamond will present the program and answer questions following the showing. The Hollywood Reporter's John LeFore wrote, "An exceptional program that starts off strong and only gets better as it goes, the 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows overflows with charm while containing more provocative observations about the nature of existence than most prestige feature films do."

Saturday July 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Hall H

2:00pm

Star Wars Declassified: How a Galaxy Far, Far Away Impacts the World
Hosts R. A. Rayne and Kris Koller are joined by voice actor Eric Bauza (TMNT, LEGO Star Wars), Troy Manning (SoCal 501st Troop), Dan Madsen (Her Universe, Star Wars Insider) and J. C. Reifenberg (Scum & Villainy Cantina, Hughes The Force) to discuss how Star Wars and its fandom have impacted their personal lives, their professional lives, and society as a whole. What does Star Wars mean to your life? The panel will also participate in a Star Wars trivia contest against the audience with prizes to be won!

Saturday July 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

2:45pm

Midnight, Texas Season 2
Universal Television presents the return of NBC's supernatural thriller Midnight, Texas to Comic-Con. Welcome back to a place where being normal is strange and only outsiders fit in. Based on the bestselling book series by Charlaine Harris (author of the novels that inspired True Blood) comes a journey into a remote Texas town where nothing is what it seems. Home to a psychic, vampire, witch, angel, and hitwoman, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different-a perfect place for anyone looking to hide from the outside world. After defeating the demon Colconnar, the residents of Midnight try to go back to life as it was, but the balance they thought they were regaining becomes threatened with the opening of a mysterious new hotel in town. Join your fellow "Midnighters" for a sneak peek of season 2 and a Q&A session with the cast and producers: François Arnaud (The Borgias), Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black), Parisa Fitz - Henley (Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance), Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries), Jason Lewis (Sex and the City), Peter Mensah (True Blood), executive producers David Janollari (Six Feet Under), Eric Charmelo (Supernatural), and Nicole Snyder (Supernatural).

Saturday July 21, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 6BCF

3:00pm

Building the Studio of Tomorrow
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 03:26PM
With roots in comics, the team at Einhorn's Epic Productions is redefining how to build multi-platform franchise IP from the ground up. This discussion focuses on creating the next generation's blockbuster franchises and rethinking how content creators approach both content and audience. Panelists include Heather Einhorn (CEO, EEP), Adam Staffaroni (CCO, EEP), Monica Gallagher (Lethal Lit: A Tig Torres Mystery, Assassin Roommate), Jennifer 8. Lee (CEO, Plympton), Victoria Setian (Mortal Kombat X, Injustice), Alex Segura (Lethal Lit: A Tig Torres Mystery, co-president of Archie Comics, Pete Fernandez mysteries), and Aroop Sanakkayala (brand strategist, EEP). Entry to each Horton Grand Theatre panel requires a separate ticket and a Comic-Con badge.

Saturday July 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

3:00pm

Fictional Games IRL
What is it like to adapt a sport or game from a fictional universe? Panelists will talk about the fun challenges and unique aspects of activities that start in make-believe and end up in real life, including common misconceptions and what happens when you have big departures from the source material. Panelists include Kym Couch and Jessica Ward (U.S. Quidditch), Salvador Solis (Belegarth Medieval Combat Society), and Robb Yanagihara and Alexandra Vann (Saber Guild), with Tessa Netting (Fantastic Geeks and Where to Find Them Podcast) moderating.

Saturday July 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

3:00pm

Level Up: Be a Nerd Boss
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 11:43AM
Jaimie Cordero (Espionage Cosmetics CEO), Allison Cimino (RockLove Jewelry), Jazzlyn Stone (Bombsheller), and Jordan Ellis (The Sartorial Geek) combine their forces, skills, and life hacks as successful, nerdy business professionals to share their wisdom with fellow nerds interested in starting and/or maintaining their business. Moderated by Mandie Roman (Geeky Glamorous).

Saturday July 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

4:00pm

A Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones Fan Discussion
Kyle Maddock (A Podcast of Ice and Fire, AfterBuzz TV), Tara Lynne (The Geekiary, Ice & Fire Con), Chloe Ketchum (Girls Gone Canon, Ice & Fire Con), and Nami G (NekoNami Cosplay) discuss fan theories, compare the books to the television show, and take part in a general Q&A.

Saturday July 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

4:00pm

Cospositive: Cosplay with Confidence
Ivy Doomkitty (IGN's Hero Makeover, body positive advocate), Chad Hoku (Hoku Props, professional cosplayer), David Baxter (Legion M, LTL Cosplay), ChadHatter Designs (DreamWorks, Robot Chicken Costumer), and Tony Ray (Okay of PBS First Person, professional cosplayer) discuss body image and confidence in oneself, self-worth, ways to work on confidence, and how to stay positive in the community when faced with negative people or negative comments on social media. Cosplaying regardless of age, skin color, gender, body type/size, disability, etc. will be covered.

Saturday July 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

4:00pm

EW: Women Who Kick Ass
A discussion among fierce, fearless actresses Chloe Bennet (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Regina King (Watchmen), Camila Mendes (Riverdale), Amandla Stenberg (The Darkest Mind), and Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who), who open up about the power and privilege of playing women who redefine the rules and refuse to yield. Moderated by EW's Jessica Shaw.

Saturday July 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hall H

4:00pm

IGN's Gamechangers: Telling Original Stories
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 13, 12:55PM
IGN brings together the most brilliant minds from the worlds of film, TV, games, and comics-the "game changers" for their industries-and has them talk about what it takes to tell original stories in a world wonderfully filled with sequels, adaptations, and continuations. Moderated by IGN's Daemon Hatfield, this panel featuring Insomniac's Ted Price (Spider-Man, Spyro), DC comics writer Scott Snyder (Justice League, DC Metal) and director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island) will discuss the secrets to their success and what they try to bring to the table with original storytelling.

Saturday July 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 6BCF

4:30pm

Wonder Woman in the 1940s
Everyone knows William Marston as the writer-creator of Wonder Woman, but many of the classic Wonder Woman stories of the forties were co-written or wholly written by his uncredited and previously unknown assistant, Joye Hummel. Today, her name is Joye Murchison Kelly and she is this year's in-person recipient of the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing. In this special, historic event, she makes her first appearance ever on a comic convention panel, where she'll be interviewed by historians Trina Robbins and Mark Evanier. You don't to miss what may be your one-and-only chance to hear her speak about writing the adventures of the Amazon Princess, helping create the mythology of Wonder Woman, and working in Dr. Marston's office alongside him and Wonder Woman artist Harry G. Peter.

Saturday July 21, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 5AB

5:00pm

TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites
The official magazine of TV returns to San Diego for its annual all-star, must-see event. Moderated by senior writer Damian Holbrook, Fan Favorites brings together stars from TV's hottest shows for a lively discussion filled with behind-the-scenes scoop, fan-encounter tales, and of course, 'ship talk! Panelists (subject to change) include cast members from The 100, Krypton, Gotham, and more!

Saturday July 21, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

5:00pm

Don't Go Broke Collecting
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 13, 09:10AM
Hunting for that collectible stash and finding you have no cash? Extreme collectors will give in-store tips, online shopping tricks, and deal-making hacks that will help with the greenbacks. Panelists include Joseph Gordon (Into the Wormhole: A Star Trek Podcast), Vince Moore (Total Recall: Life on Mars; former comics retailer), and Alanah Pearce (freelance games journalist). Moderated by extreme couponer/Potterhead Ken Choy (GizmoPorn).

Saturday July 21, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

6:00pm

Genetic Mutations: Will We All Be Metahumans One Day?
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 13, 09:13AM
From Marvel's X-Men to television shows such as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Gifted, Runaways, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Stranger Things, people with genetic mutations are featured as having superpowers. How realistic is the science behind these superpower-creating mutations? The Fleet Science Center, geneticists, and the creative teams behind some of these popular shows discuss the possibility of humans one day having superpowers. Panelists include Craig Titley (executive producer, writer, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Akela Cooper (producer, writer Luke Cage), Dr. Frances Barron (scientist, VP, R&D and regulatory affairs at Nanomedical Diagnostics), Dr. Brett Goldsmith (scientist, CTO Nanomedical Diagnostics), Troy Sandberg (bioengineer, Siebel Scholar at the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego), and Dr. Steven Snyder (president & CEO, Fleet Science Center, moderator).

Saturday July 21, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 25ABC

6:00pm

MSE and Extreme Droid Building
From feisty astromechs to diminutive mouse droids, master builders Doug Dobyns, Michael Wheeler, Kevin Holme, Tom Hellwig, Michael Kelly, and John Boisvert discuss some of the extreme ways that droid builders have brought the magic of the droids of the Star Wars Universe to life and gone way beyond. Moderated by Guy Vardaman.

Saturday July 21, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

6:00pm

The Sneaky Tiki Freaky Geeky Ukulele Play and Sing-Along
It's a fun hands-on, time-warping, intergalactic, magical, middle-earth, and sci-fi "superhero-like" ukulele sing- and play-along. Characters are welcome. Interpretive dance and air ukulele are encouraged. There will be a number of ukuleles on hand for use (while they last), and the songs will be projected onto a screen for everyone to follow along. This panel is hosted by KEV, the world's most okayist ukulele player.

Saturday July 21, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

6:45pm

An Evening with Kevin Smith
If you're into it, Kevin Smith wants to use his mouth on you. The podcasting director returns to the Hall H stage after nearly dying of a heart attack back in February! Hear him talk about directing Supergirl and Flash, his new show Hollyweed, and the forthcoming sequel, Jay & Silent Bob Reboot!

Saturday July 21, 2018 6:45pm - 8:15pm
Hall H

7:00pm

Ladies of the Legions: A Conversation About Women, Costuming, and Star Wars!
Five members of different Star Wars costume clubs discuss the basics of Star Wars costumes for women and challenges faced within the community. Speakers include Lesley Farquhar, Carrie Ann Caranci, Kristina Gundersen-Rudmann, Wendy Starling, and Regina Vail. Followed by a Q&A with the attendees moderated by Lesley Farquhar.

Saturday July 21, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

7:30pm

Defending the Defenders
The characters of Marvel's Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist all face different legal challenges. Could Matt Murdock be disbarred for being Daredevil? How accurate was the trial of the Punisher? Could someone who was Kilgrave'd argue the insanity defense? What would lawyers need in order to prove the actual innocence of Luke Cage? Could Danny Rand reclaim his father's company after being presumed dead for 15 years? Judge Carol Najera, Christine Peek, Jordon Huppert, Megan Hitchcock, and Joshua Gilliland (The Legal Geeks) find these answers and more.

Saturday July 21, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 26AB

7:45pm

25 Years of The Nightmare Before Christmas with D23: The Official Disney Fan Club
D23 pulls the curtain back on the classic stop-motion Halloween (and Christmas!) favorite, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Watch a retrospective panel featuring the team that brought the movie to life 25 years ago, including Henry Selick (director), Kelly Asbury (art director), Edie Ichioka (editor), and Anthony Scott (animator).

Saturday July 21, 2018 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Room 6BCF

8:00pm

Bronies in Uniform
LCDR Ted Visser (United States Navy; chair, Pacific PonyCon 2016 and 2017), TSgt Christine Sparks (United States Air Force; admin, Military Bronies on Facebook), Sgt Dylan Main (United States Marine Corps; operations manager, Pacific PonyCon 2017), Cpl Zac Caruthers (United States Marine Corps), and SPC Jan P. Ducos (United States Army) speak about their experience of being a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic while being a service member in the United States Armed Forces, followed by a Q&A session moderated by James Udan (coordinator, San Diego Wikimedians User Group; event planner, SoCal Bronies).

Saturday July 21, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

8:00pm

Unnecessary Debates
Have you ever wanted to hear funny people debate topics you thought should never be debated? Topics such as: Who wore it better, Tarzan or Gollum? Perfect! Join Abed Gheith (writer, Rick and Morty) and Michael Tanner (writer, Junior Braves of the Apocalypse) versus Jenny Jaffe (writer, Big Hero 6: The Series) and Geoffrey Golden (publisher/writer, The Devastator Press, Wet Hot American Summer: Fantasy Camp RPG) for this geek showdown! Moderated by Tyler McPhail (founder, The Grand Geek Gathering).

Saturday July 21, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 25ABC
 
Sunday, July 22
 

10:00am

GeekEd: Civility vs. Anger
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 05:23PM
It seems that the odds of successfully surviving a discussion around politics these days are 3,720 to 1. The level of aggression in your average DC vs. Marvel argument at Comic-Con International parallels conversations around hot topics on college campuses. Are polarized positions part of the fun, or do they create barriers to more rich and nuanced conversations? Are activities like rigging a Rotten Tomatoes review just harmless fun, or attacks on free speech and creativity? Jen Stuller (writer, pop culture critic, GeekGirlCon), Keith Chow (Nerds of Color), Dr. La’Tonya Rease-Miles (UCLA), Tony B. Kim (The Hero Within), and David Surratt (UC Berkeley) join others to help everyone understand how to make civility a prime directive. Moderated by Brian MacDonald (UCLA).

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

10:00am

How to Be a Nerd for a Living: Breaking into Careers in Geek Culture
Do you want to build a career in the "nerdy" industry you love, but you're not sure where to begin? This all-star panel of professional "Nerds for a Living" will share insights into a variety of careers within comics, literature, podcasting, animation, film, and more. Learn how these panelists got their start, and get advice on what it takes to create a path to the career you want. Travis McElroy (The Adventure Zone; My Brother, My Brother and Me), Susan Eisenberg (voice of Wonder Woman in Justice League and Justice League: Unlimited), Tomi Adeyemi (author of Children of Blood and Bone), Ben Blacker (Vertigo's Hex Wives; co-creator of The Thrilling Adventure Hour), Jaimie Cordero (CEO and Glitter Jedi of Espionage Cosmetics), Jazzlyn Stone (COO of Bombsheller), and others will engage in this fun discussion moderated by Wendy Buske (Fictitious; Nerd for a Living) that'll leave you ready to conquer your post-SDCC goals.

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

10:00am

R2-Builders Panel
Get all the information you need to build your own fully functional droid character from the Star Wars universe. Moderator Victor Franco and panelists Mike Senna, Michael McMaster, William Miyamoto, Chris Romines, and Thomas Roeoesli share their knowledge and expertise to help your build a success.

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 11

10:00am

The Beatles: Yellow Submarine Surfaces in a New Graphic Novel
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles: Yellow Submarine, Titan Comics is proud to release the official graphic novel adaptation at SDCC 2018. See the Blue Meanies come to vivid life as The Hollywood Reporter's Graeme McMillan chats with writer/artist Bill Morrison (The Simpsons) about the years he's spent working on this deeply personal project.

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 25ABC

10:00am

The Science of Comic Vampires and Zombies
In a panel moderated by Jonathan Bacon-Liu (host of All the Time We Have podcast), Jonathan Maberry (author, V-Wars, Marvel Zombies Return) will bring his expertise in all things scary, as he is joined by Ronald Coleman, Ph.D. (regenerative medicine) and Sharon Schendel, Ph.D. (immunology) to talk about how these monsters might work in the real world and where science and imagination intertwine.

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

11:00am

Digitized! The Graphics of Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, T2, and More
Warren Davis (designer/programmer of Q*bert) discusses the development and evolution of WTARG, the video digitization system he created that allowed for live actors' images to be used in most of Williams/Bally/Midway's arcade games of the 1990s, includingMortal Kombat, NBA Jam, Terminator 2, and Revolution X (featuring Aerosmith). Warren, John Tobias (co-creator Mortal Kombat), and Mark Turmell (creator of the NBA Jam series) will guide you through this golden age of game innovation through stories, photos, and videos.

Sunday July 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

11:00am

Dinosaurs vs. Unicorns
A spirited family discussion to determine which stories/characters/toys/activities are for girls and which are for boys. Ethicist and sociologist Dr. Melissa James will stimulate conversation as Rachel Todd (8, dinosaur expert) and Alexander Todd (5, unicorn expert) speak from the heart, balanced by experienced debate moderator Laura Todd (mom). Bring your questions and experiences to share.

Sunday July 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

11:00am

GeekEd: Caring for the Nerd Mind
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 05:24PM
Teachers, administrators, and higher education professionals are increasingly called upon to respond to a variety of mental health concerns across the education landscape. This panel of educators and mental health experts including Dr. Andrea Letamendi (UCLA, The Arkham Sessions podcast), Dr. Brent Crandal (Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego), Alfred Day (UC Berkeley), Sherard Robbins (University of Arizona), and Kirk White (UCLA) share how they have applied their passion for fandom and the lessons they have learned from superheroes to develop new best practices for promoting mental health and resilience in schools and on campuses. Moderated by Alfred Day (UC Berkeley).

Sunday July 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

11:00am

The Secret Loves of Geeks
Vita Ayala (comics writer, The Wilds), Ivan Salazar (PR, comiXology), Maia Kobabe (cartoonist, Genderqueer), Hope Nicholson (editor, The Secret Loves of Geeks), Marley Zarcone, and Dylan Edwards (cartoonist, Transposes) discuss the genesis behind The Secret Loves of Geeks anthology, how vulnerable writing and comics are needed for discussions of sex and gender, and the new projects they are working on next.

Sunday July 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 32AB

11:30am

Monster Battle Time KO!
Three teams of artists go head to head in the biggest Monster Battle Time of the season! This year they have Natalie "Nuclear" Nourigat, Yehudi "Maniacal" Mercado, and Rashad "Raring to Go" Doucet to design your monsters and battle for ultimate artistic glory! Free comics to all attendees! Speakers: Robin Herrera, Natalie Nourigat, Yehudi Mercado, and Rashad Doucet.

Sunday July 22, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 23ABC

11:30am

Cartoon Network Best Summer Ever Costume Ball
Kids, get ready for the best costume ball ever! Cartoon Network is throwing the hottest party of the season and they want to include you. Kick off your flip-flops, ditch the bathing suit, and show off your chillest, most creative costumes. Oh, and there will be guest judges from some of your favorite Cartoon Network shows! They'll play games, share exclusive never-before-seen clips, and hand out some sizzling prizes. Parents, turn up the heat by getting in on the action with a family costume. Make your best summer ever complete with a party you'll remember all year long!

Sunday July 22, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

12:00pm

Costuming and Cosplay Support for the Mature Cosplayer (Yes, You Can Still Have Fun)
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 17, 09:26AM
Panelists include John D. Callison (award-winning cosplayer and founder of Over30Cosplay), Richard Cetrone (stunt performer and actor best known for his work on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Captain America: Civil War, 300), Sherman Blakeley (award winning cosplayer, best known for Luke Cage and The Green Mile), Bernie Bergman (moderator, owner of Nerds Like Us), Victoria V. Ikerd-Schreiter (WonderWomanisReal on social media, Wonder Woman double, child and disability rights attorney), and Mary Sorenson Schwacher (award-winning cosplayer). Topics will include celebrating the history of comic culture, couples cosplay ideas, and combating negative, age-related stereotypes. Plus, tips on costume choice, dating and family, social media/marketing age awareness, and how to combat bullying in your community. Panel will include costume examples.

Sunday July 22, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

12:00pm

GeekEd: University of Wakanda (Themyscira Semester Abroad)
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 05:26PM
The success of Wonder Woman and Black Panther have resulted in passionate discussions on college campuses around the importance of representation and inclusivity, and they have created common touchpoints for engagement both inside and outside the classroom. When exploring cultures other than their own, how can students have a true immersive experience rather than being colonizers? What courses and campus programs have been designed in reference to these and other stories? Higher-education professionals explore cultural identity issues in pop culture and discuss how they use this intersection to engage students at colleges and universities. Higher education professionals Alfred Day (UC Berkeley), Adrian Purdue (UCLA), Emily Sandoval (University of Southern California), and Rod Santos (UC Berkeley) explore cultural identity issues in pop culture and discuss how they use this intersection to engage students at colleges and universities.

Sunday July 22, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

12:00pm

Inside the Comic-Con Museum
Staff and special panelists will present a behind-the-scenes look at plans for the upcoming Comic-Con Museum in Balboa Park.

Sunday July 22, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 29AB

12:00pm

Ball-Jointed Dolls
Doll creators, owners, and enthusiasts discuss the world of ball-jointed resin dolls from companies such as Volks, FairyLand, Luts, Iplehouse, Bergemann Dolls, and many others. Industry professionals, including creators, customizers, and community/convention organizers, will discuss the artistic process behind the creation and customization of ball-jointed dolls, as well as information about the BJD collector community. You'll have the opportunity to learn the basics about BJDs, pick up tips on customizing, maintaining, and photographing these beautiful dolls, and learn about the BJD collector community. From tiny to towering, it's a great opportunity to experience the different types of dolls in the world of BJDs.

Sunday July 22, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 32AB

1:00pm

'Disco' Was My First: Any Star Trek Newbies?
Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek (The Trek Files, Trekland's Portal 47) makes his annual SDCC trip to hunt for any fans who have found Star Trek for the first time with Discovery -DFFs: "Discovery fans first"-but all are welcome as he leads a forum of audience opinions and feedback. How do fan voices react to Discovery -or are some even being heard at all? As usual there'll be plenty of past, present, and future Star Trek too, using bloopers, in-jokes, and touchstone visuals from the Nemecek Trekland archives, plus a world premiere sneak peek from his The Con of Wrath documentary and a same-day-only bonus from his new Portal 47 fan experience.

Sunday July 22, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

1:00pm

Browncoats Meeting Room
Come explore all that is new and cunning in the 'verse! Panel will host a live auction of shiny posters, rare items, and fun Firefly finds. All proceeds from the auction go to benefit charity, so bring your cash money and prepare to have some fun while doing good work.

Sunday July 22, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

1:00pm

SuperheroIRL! Join the Real-Life Justice League
UPDATED: Sat, Jul 21, 12:53PM
Don't miss your chance to see this special appearance by Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek franchise)! Panelists include Joe Gatto (Impractical Jokers), comics icon Gail Simone (Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey), Andrew Aydin (co-author with Rep. John Lewis: March and Run), Dr. Janina Scarlet (author, Superhero Therapy, Therapy Quest), Richard Dinnick (Doctor Who, Lost in Space comics) and Coalition co-founder and curriculum director Carrie Goldman (author, Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear)! Moderated by Coalition founder Chase Masterson (Star Trek DS9, Big Finish VIENNA), join us for empowerment and strategies to end injustice—from bad school experiences through relationships, workplace bullying, social justice issues, and more. @SuperheroIRL is you using stories we love to make a stand against bullying, racism, misogyny, LGBTQ-bullying and cyberbullying! “Pop Culture Hero Coalition is using Comic-Con’s massive influence to spread its anti-bullying message.” - CBS News

Sunday July 22, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 25ABC

1:45pm

DC: Too Tough Trivia
Think you know everything from Action Comics #1 to Batman: The Killing Joke to Doomsday ? Test your knowledge of the DC universe from its inception all the way to Dark Days against DC's finest minds to win some exclusive prizes!

Sunday July 22, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 6DE

2:00pm

Bizarre States
Host Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News, Bizarre States), Andrew Bowser (Bizarre States), and a surprise panelist take their popular podcast Bizarre States on the road! They explore the mysteries of the weird, supernatural, and occult, dragging into the light current and historical paranormal activities and personal experiences.

Sunday July 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 7AB

2:00pm

Chef Duff Goldman: Culinary and Fandom
Chef Duff Goldman (Food Network's: Cake Masters, Kids Baking Championship, The Best Thing I Ever Ate) returns to express his love of geek fandom reflected through his cakes, cooking, and daily life. Chef Goldman answers questions from fans and discusses with Jessica Tseang (comic book historian, Fangirl Foods) about where he sees the future of culinary arts and fandom and the growing popularity of cooking shows.

Sunday July 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

2:00pm

No Tow Trucks Beyond Mars
David Rosing (NASA JPL Mars Sample Return system engineer), Shonte J. Tucker (JPL thermal engineer), Robert Lock (JPL Mars Sample Return Orbiter manager), Kobie Boykins (JPL mechanical division engineer), and Laura Kerber (NASA JPL Mars research scientist) discuss how they go boldly where there's no one around to fix it. Hear stories from the trenches of the heartbreaks, close calls, and adventures of real-life solar system exploration.

Sunday July 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 32AB

2:00pm

Psychology and Shipping: Factors that Influence Character Pairings
What ships would you go down for? Do you ever wish your shows or fandoms would give you the couple you want to stay up all night writing slash fiction about? "Shipping" is used to describe when fans put characters together (a pair, trio, or group) into a relationship. These relationships are often romantic but can also refer to platonic groupings. These "ships" can come in many forms, including "slash" relationships (often same-sex, such as Kirk/Spock), a symbol connecting the names (such as Kylo Ren + Rey), hybrid names or fandom specific terms (such as Stony for Steve Rogers and Tony Stark), and even the OTP (one true pairing, such as Spuffy to refer to Spike and Buffy). These relationships can be canon or simply fan endorsed. One of the most interesting components of these ships is that they often defy social norms and can be seen as taboo. Same-sex, polyamorous, interspecies, and rivalry relationships are often presented and discussed with the same love and affection often reserved for heterosexual couples in most other forms of media. Given the amount of time spent on these pairings and the spending and viewing power of "shippers," a research study was conducted by April Fugett, Ph.D., Keith W. Beard, Psy.D. (professors of psychology, Marshall University), Britani Black, M.A., and Carrie Dean, M.A. (doctoral students, Marshall University) that examined several psychological theories in conjunction with participant characteristics to explore their impact on over 150 "ships" from across a variety of types of ships, genres, and pop culture references. The results demonstrate how psychological factors inform character combination preferences. This can influence marketing toward certain outlets and specific groups, such as the LGBTQ populations. It can also provide information regarding individuals' leisure time activities and hobbies.

Sunday July 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

2:30pm

Comics Arts Conference #16: The Culture of Comic-Con: Field Studies of Fans and Marketing
Comic-Con offers students of popular culture an amazing venue to study how culture is marketed to and practiced by its fans. Jordan Bennet (Radford University), Margaret Clarke (Lynchburg College), Anthony Dannar (Auburn University), Carlos Flores (Arizona State University), Abbie Keane (Hollins University), Matthew Lunga (Radford University), Amari Page (University of Southern California), Abigail Tenshaw (Radford University), and Alison Woody (Hollins University) present initial findings from a week-long ethnographic field study of the intersection of fan practice at the nexus of cultural marketing and fan culture that is Comic-Con 2018. Matthew J. Smith (Radford University) moderates.

Sunday July 22, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 26AB

2:45pm

Super Asian America
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 01:10PM
With stellar performances in a galaxy far away and superpowered heroics battling Thanos, Asian Americans are forging new ground in Hollywood. At the same time, it's a never-ending battle for individuals to represent their own American way. In Racebending's 8th annual panel, panelists again assess (and nerd out over) the state of Super Asian America. Featuring Ryan Potter (Big Hero 6), Mallory Yu (All Things Considered), Tonya Kong (Daredevil), Joy Regullano (Supernatural), and Keith Chow (Nerds of Color). Moderated by Racebending's Mike Le.

Sunday July 22, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 5AB

2:45pm

Starship Smackdown XXV: The Final Countdown
A panel of experts determine who will win the highly coveted Smackdown title. Can the Starship Enterprise defeat an Imperial Star Destroyer? Will the Milano be assimilated by a Borg Cube? Will the Nostromo be taken over by Rathars? And will the Jefferson Starship disappear forever after Thanos snaps his fingers? Only if you're lucky. This panel of sage spaceshipologists includes Ashley E. Miller (Red Sonja, Thor), Steven Melching (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Resistance), Kay Reindl (Freakish, Millennium), Christian Gossett (The Red Star), Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise), Daren Dochterman (Westworld, Real Steel), and your jocular host, the Mr. Rourke of the stars, Mark A. Altman (Tor Books' upcoming So Say We All, The Fifty-Year Mission). Finish your weekend with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all-time in this or any other dimension, known or unknown. And 'zis combat will be to the death.

Sunday July 22, 2018 2:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 6A

3:00pm

GeekEd: Career Advice for College Geeks
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 05:27PM
Have you ever wondered how you could earn a living during the hours spent reading comics or playing video games? Is your current major not tapping into your superpower? Come learn how these panelists used their nerdy interests in college to create a fulfilling nerdy career, and what college programs and services can help students to do the same. David Surratt (UC Berkeley), Aaron Trammell (UC Irvine), Tara Prescott (UCLA), Agustin Rios (HyperHeroes), and Kamil Oshundara (Monkeypaw Productions) set you up for your geeky future! Moderated by Brian MacDonald (UCLA).

Sunday July 22, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

3:00pm

The Science of Westworld: Violent Insights
Past and future collide when Wild West fantasy requires robots with advanced A.I. What is the appeal of live-action role playing? When is artificial intelligence simply intelligence? Where is Westworld? And how far will people go in pursuit of violent delights? For a look at mysteries of human nature past, present, and future, see this posse of experts wearing both white and black hats: Dr. Travis Langley (Westworld Psychology: Violent Delights; Doctor Who Psychology: A Madman with a Box), Fon Davis (Fonco Creative, Star Wars), Steven Huff (fight choreographer and weapons expert), Allen Pan (Sufficiently Advanced, MythBusters), Sarah Petkus (Robohemian, Robotic Arts), Tamara Robertson (SciJinks, MythBusters), and Dr. Martin Lloyd (Westworld Psychology: Violent Delights). Moderator Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia, SYFY) asks: How is the Westworld won?

Sunday July 22, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

3:00pm

Why Geek Is the New Cool
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 01:46PM
Pop culture is now embracing and promoting intelligence. American Mensa members and partners from entertainment to gaming to animation discuss the surge in popularity of the quirky, yet relatable, protagonists representing intelligence. Geek has always been cool-now it's hot. Panelists include Leif Gantvoort (actor and Mensa member, 60 Yard Line, The Amazing Spider-Man), Christopher Lastrapes (Mensa member and VP of content strategy for Theorem Media), LaRae Bakerink (chair of American Mensa, avid Comic-Con attendee), Trevor Mitchell (CEO and executive director of American Mensa), Brandon Davis (special assignment producer for ComicBook.com) and Lee Parkhurst (manager of digital brand marketing for Educational Insights). Moderated by Steven L. Sears (writer, producer, Xena: Warrior Princess).

Sunday July 22, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

3:00pm

Harlan Ellison: A Celebration of His Life and Works
The world recently lost a titan writer/fantasist, Harlan Ellison. But the stories he left behind are legendary. Attend this loose and likely profane celebration of the man and his writing as moderator Chris Ryall welcomes Josh Olson, Bill Sienkiewicz, William Stout, Erik Nelson, Steve Barnes, Nat Segaloff, Jud Meyers, Scott Tipton, J. K. Woodward, Christine Valada, Jason Davis, and as many other friends of Harlan that can fit on and around the dais. As a bonus, Dreams with Sharp Teeth director Nelson will also feature some never-before-seen documentary footage of Harlan, and all in attendance will get complimentary print, too.

Sunday July 22, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 6DE

3:00pm

The Business of Cartoon Voices
Interested in how one breaks into a career providing voices for animated cartoons? This annual panel seeks to debunk some of the myths and the occasional con jobs that wanna-bes are subjected to and often harmed by. It's a panel with people who actually work in the field and this year, it includes agent Jeff Danis (president of DPN Talent), actors Eliza Jane Schneider and Gregg Berger, and your moderator, voice director Mark Evanier. Warning: This panel is not designed for entertainment, but for enlightenment. There are hard facts you need to know about the industry and that's what this panel will try to provide.

Sunday July 22, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 25ABC

3:30pm

Len Wein Memorial Pro/Fan Trivia Match
In 1994, Len Wein, captain of the Purple Pros, challenged Tom Galloway, captain of the Black Ink Irregulars, to a comics pros vs. comics fans trivia match. It happened almost every year since. With Len's passing last year, it's a final match with all questions on Len's least favorite topic: the work of Len Wein. Len rarely managed to correctly answer questions about his work; when he did, he got a standing ovation. There won't be fixed teams, but they will cycle in pros and fans so as many as possible pay tribute to Len by answering questions about his work and doing their best trash talking of their opponents.

Sunday July 22, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 26AB

3:45pm

Magic Wheelchair
Magic Wheelchair is a nonprofit organization that has garnered international attention for creating epic wheelchair costumes and promoting inclusive cosplay. Hear from the SDCC 2018 Star Wars Magic Wheelchair Team: Fon Davis (FONCO Studios), Tom Spina (Tom Spina Designs and Regal Robot), Michael McMaster (McMaster Robots, Team Echo Base), Gordon Tarpley, Norman Chan (co-founder of Tested), James Powell (Monster City Studios), Sean Fields (Project 842), Tony Le, and others as they discuss their experience of building these face-meltingly awesome costumes, the impact of inclusive cosplay, and how you can get involved.

Sunday July 22, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 5AB

3:45pm

Buffy Musical: "Once More with Feeling"
Let's end this show with a bang! The powers that be behind Whedonopolis, WhedonCon, and FandomCharities present an interactive screening of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode "Once More with Feeling" as Comic-Con's big closing event. Many say this is the finest, funniest, most ingenious episode ever to come out of the Buffyverse. But remember, the best part of the the show is up to you! This episode was made for talkin'-back, that is - and signing and shouting and dancing in the aisles, with or without your dry cleaning! Audience participation: It isn't just for Rocky Horror and the mob riots anymore!

Sunday July 22, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Room 6BCF

4:00pm

Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule
This panel covers the vital but basic concepts that can apply to anything in creative or geek culture, from professional goals to hobbyist projects. The panelists are Sean Glumace (Adobe education leader, comic book letterer), Heather Joseph-Witham, Ph.D. (professor at Otis College of Art and Design), Ron Coleman, Ph.D. (molecular geneticist and comic book writer), Dr. Renah Wolzinger (state director for retail, hospitality and tourism, California community colleges), Topher Davila (art director,Geekdom Wear), James Frye (managing editor, The Con Guy), and Mario Martinez (co-creator, Tomato TV). As the information has stacked up over the years, every person who attends will get a postcard of some of the collected tips, wisdom, and potential pitfalls talked about on past panels. Also, one lucky panel attendee will win a 12-month subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud-a $599 value, courtesy of Adobe education leader Sean Glumace.

Sunday July 22, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 24ABC

4:00pm

Wally Wingert: I Was Cosplay Before Cosplay Was Cool!
Today's generation of cosplayers are unaware how difficult the craft of cosplay was before the arrival of the Internet. Voice actor (and self-proclaimed "Godfather of Cosplay") Wally Wingert has been "dressing up" since he was a kid in the 1960s and 1970s. He got serious about it in 1980 after meeting Adam West in costume as Batman. (Wally is most likely the very first Adam West Batman cosplayer ever!) And he continued to cosplay as various characters through 2006. Though Wally's cosplay creations occurred way before the proliferation of comic conventions (which earned him a fair amount of disdain and ridicule at the time), he nonetheless found a way to express his costumed endeavors through charitable functions and civic events. By the mid 1980s, Wally had created costumes of '66 Batman, Superman, Darth Vader, Frank N. Furter, Michael Myers, Leatherface, Boy George, "Weird Al" Yankovic, and even 26 muppet replicas! Complete with historical photos and funny anecdotes about the creation of these costumes before cosplay was a celebrated artform, Wally enlightens the SDCC crowd about being one of the early pioneers of cosplay. Moderated by Mark Fullerton.

Sunday July 22, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 4