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Thursday, July 19
 

12:00pm

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

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

12:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

2:15pm

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

6:00pm

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

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

6:00pm

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

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

7:00pm

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

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 32AB
 
Friday, July 20
 

10:00am

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

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

11:30am

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

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

12:00pm

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

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

12:45pm

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

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

1:00pm

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

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

2:00pm

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

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

2:00pm

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

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

2:00pm

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

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

2:15pm

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

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

2:15pm

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

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

3:15pm

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

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

4:30pm

God of War: Reimagining Franchises
One of the most critically acclaimed PlayStation games of all time returns, reinvigorating an iconic franchise. Hear about the different creative approaches between games and film during reinvention. Cory Barlog (God of War creative director) is joined by Steven DeKnight (producer of Daredevil TV series, director of Pacific Rim: Uprising) and Jordan Vogt-Roberts (director of Kong: Skull Island, Metal Gear Solid upcoming film) in a stunning panel you'll need to see to truly believe.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 6BCF

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

7:00pm

The Art of Video Games: Create a Cover Artist Jam!
UDON's chief Erik Ko hosts top talents from the studio and a guest artist to create a cover art jam live! A lucky winner will get to keep the final art! There will also be a trivia Q&A where the audience can get surprised art books and collectible items from UDON.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 25ABC

8:00pm

Art & Arcana: The Visual History of Dungeons & Dragons
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 20, 10:55AM
When it comes to the history of Dungeons & Dragons, the truth is often stranger than fiction. The author team of the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History discuss the evolution of the game's visuals from home-brew doodles to some of the greatest and most iconic art in the fantasy genre. Panelists include Kyle Newman (Fanboys; Barely Lethal), Jon Peterson (Playing at the World), and Michael Witwer (Empire of Imagination).

Friday July 20, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 32AB

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
 
Saturday, July 21
 

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

11:00am

Game Pitch Review
A panel of professional game developers offer their invaluable advice and insight to those seeking to further their dreams of making their game a reality. Participants will have the opportunity to pitch a game for three minutes and then receive constructive criticism on how it went. This session will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis, and sign-ups will be taken on site.

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

12:30pm

Lara Croft's Defining Moment: Shadow of the Tomb Raider
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 09:25AM
The creative team and cast behind Shadow of the Tomb Raider share new details about Lara Croft's newest adventure, in which Lara must become the Tomb Raider she is meant to be. Jill Murray (lead writer), Heath Smith (lead game designer), Rich Briggs (senior brand director), and panelists Camilla Luddington (performance artist for Lara Croft) and Earl Baylon (performance artist for Jonah Maiava) will be joining moderator Andrea Rene.

Saturday July 21, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 5AB

1:00pm

Gaming Creator Connection
The Gaming Creator Connection is an opportunity for game developers-whether currently working in the industry or aspiring to do so-to receive valuable advice, insights, and mentoring from seasoned veterans of the game industry representing diverse professional backgrounds.

Saturday July 21, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

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

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

3:30pm

Chapters and Panels: Blizzard Publishing
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 03:04PM
See how Blizzard's many worlds are crafted into compelling art and narrative through an array of books and comics. Some of the industry's best authors discuss how they bring to life compelling stories that expand and widen the universe of Blizzard's games, told through the lens of some of gaming's most unique characters. Panelists will highlight recent releases, hint at what may be yet to come, and perhaps unveil a surprise or two. Moderated by Blizzard Publishing senior editor Cate Gary. Panelists include Christie Golden, Jody Houser, Mark Evanier, Steve Danuser, and Marv Wolfman.

Saturday July 21, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 5AB

3:30pm

Hollywood & Emerging Tech: The Next Level of Entertainment
A diverse panel explores where Hollywood and technology are headed in 2018 and beyond. Celebrate the intersection of entertainment and VR, AR, XR, and other cool technologies making the world a more exciting place. This panel includes representatives from NBC/Universal, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Nickelodeon, and the Void and is moderated by Anastasia Staten (executive director, The ESA Foundation). You can also immerse yourself in these experiences at the Future Tech Live! Pavilion in the Omni Hotel.

Saturday July 21, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 24ABC

4:00pm

Board Games Based on Comics and Animation
Learn how a board game goes from concept to your table from Mike Gonzales (Activision, Weta Workshop), Matt Hyra (Cryptozoic Entertainment), Ross Thompson (IDW), Jason Brenner (PlayFusion, Upper Deck), Matt Fantastic (killjoy), and Andrew Wolf (USAopoly). A Q&A session about design processes and more will be moderated by Adam Sblendorio (VP, Creative Cryptozoic Entertainment).

Saturday July 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9

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

5:30pm

Decentralization for the Win: Putting Gamers First with Digital Ownership on the Blockchain
From true ownership of digital property, to radical transparency, to decentralized game logic, blockchain technology is rapidly changing the way that developers produce and players interact with video games and eSports. Learn how game industry veterans from WAX (founders of OPSkins), Robot Cache (led by Brian Fargo of Interplay and InXile Entertainment), Decentraland (first virtual platform owned by its users), and Beeline Interactive (worldwide mobile game developer and publisher) are creating new types of games and business models with this disruptive technology. You can get further into the blockchain at Future Tech Live! Pavilion in the Omni Hotel.

Saturday July 21, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 5AB

6:30pm

IP in Board Games
Chris Castagnetto (DJ Helsing) and B&B Games Studio are proud to be hosting the IP in Board Games panel. Learn about intellectual property in board gaming and how IP can influence game design and testing. Bring your questions and participate in an open forum fireside chat.

Saturday July 21, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 5AB

6:30pm

Magic: The Gathering Panel, Blogatog Live
Magic head designer Mark Rosewater presents this one-man program in which he re-creates his daily blog, answering the audience's questions about the making of the popular trading card game.

Saturday July 21, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 24ABC

6:30pm

Talks Machina with Critical Role
Brian W. Foster (Talks Machina) hosts a special Critical Role community Q&A with Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Liam O'Brien, Sam Riegel, and Taliesin Jaffe. The cast will answer your questions about Vox Machina, the Mighty Nein, and anything and everything Critical Role!

Saturday July 21, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 6BCF

7:30pm

The Official Gaia Online Panel
Gaia Online staff talk about new and exciting updates to Gaia Online and answer any questions that you have about Gaia. Special appearance by Gaia Online founder Lanzer!

Saturday July 21, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 24ABC

8:30pm

Druids, Dark Elves, and d20s: A Super-Fun Guide to Dungeons & Dragons and Tabletop RPGs
Your dashing dungeon masters are back to continue this popular panel series on how to get the most fun out of playing D&D and other super-cool tabletop RPGs. Both new and veteran players will be right at home as the panelists discuss getting started, creating a character you'll want to play for years, keeping a long-running campaign interesting, and making sure everyone at the table has fun! Moderated by Jeff Burns (Super Geeked Up, DC Action Hour) and featuring Jennifer Kretchmer (Dollhouse, Maze Arcana), T. J. Storm (Deadpool, Godzilla), Omar Najam (Thank You For Questing!, HyperRPG), Dael Kingsmill (MonarchsFactory, Geek & Sundry), and Trip Hope (League of S.T.E.A.M., The Boogeys). Plus, join the panelists for a gaming session in Room 21 of the Marriott Marquis immediately after the panel. So grab your bags of holding and join your fellow adventurers for an action-packed panel!

Saturday July 21, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 24ABC
 
Sunday, July 22
 

11:00am

An Author's Guide to D&D
Many SFF authors writing today grew up playing Dungeons & Dragons. The game is experiencing a resurgence today. Hear some of today's most popular authors of science fiction and fantasy talk about how the classic game of the imagination inspired their own writing. Dungeon master Naomi Novik (Spinning Silver) guides authors Lila Bowen/Delilah Dawson (Treason of Hawks, Kill the Farm Boy), Kevin Hearne (Kill the Farm Boy), Matt Forbeck (Dungeons & Dragons: An Endless Quest series), R. A. Salvatore (Timeless, Child of a Mad God), Raymond E. Feist (King of Ashes), and Kyle Newman (Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana).

Sunday July 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE

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

Enter the Fun Zone: New Immersive Arcades and eSports Stadiums
Dynamic and immersive virtual reality arcades are springing up around the world, as are eSports stadiums and studios. Location-based entertainment is evolving, and these panelists are leading the way. You can learn more about these experiences at the Future Tech Live! Pavilion in the Omni Hotel. Join the first annual SDCC Hackathon too!

Sunday July 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 29AB

1:00pm

Making It as a Pro in Gaming and eSports
What does it take to become a Pro Gamer, traveling the world and winning big at gaming and eSports competitions? How about a game designer? A programmer? This panel will give you the insights and inspiration to make your mark and even your livelihood in the world of gaming and eSports. Moderated by Anastasia Staten (executive director, The ESA Foundation). Game against the pros at Future Tech Live! In the Omni Hotel.

Sunday July 22, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 24ABC

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

Diversity in Tech and Gaming: An Evolving Conversation
Inclusion and equality is a hot topic everywhere, and that includes the tech and gaming worlds. These sectors are making major inroads, and these panelists are part of the vanguard leading the way. Presented in concert with the "We Are" ESA Diversity Gallery located at Future Tech Live! in the Omni Hotel. Moderated by the executive director of the ESA Foundation, Anastasia Staten.

Sunday July 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 24ABC

2:00pm

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the Tabletop: A Look at the Upcoming Licensed TMNT Game
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has an exciting year on the way for board games, with a successful Kickstarter just finishing up for Munchkin and a new tabletop miniatures game on the way. This panel will include alook at how the Ninja Turtles are doing on tabletop, a discussion with the game designers, an early look at the miniatures, and then an exclusive announcement for the next game.

Sunday July 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 4

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

4:00pm

Simulated Worlds: Writing for Virtual Reality and Games
Writers for games and virtual reality talk about the industry's next big paradigm shift. What's different about writing for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)? How does new technology shape more traditional games, and how does it impact the way players interact with story? Game writers and industry professionals discuss the potential pitfalls and challenges of new leaps in technology, as well as the potential for new narratives moving forward. Discussion will be moderated by Jonathan Callan (senior writer, Survios), with panelists James Iliff (chief creative officer, Survios), Andrew Robinson (senior writer, Blizzard), and Shawn Kittelsen (writer/head of narrative, Injustice 2).

Sunday July 22, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 28DE