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Thursday, July 19


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

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


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

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


The Simpsons and SpongeBob Smile-Time Hour
Creative director Nathan Kane and managing editors Terry Delegeane and Chris Duffy join forces for a tour de "farce" of the best humor comics in the business. Meet some of the Bongo and United Plankton writers and artists who tickle your four-color funny bones and find out what's in stores in the months to come!

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


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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Friday, July 20


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

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


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


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

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


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

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


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


Archer: Discussion and Q&A
Archer is FXX's Emmy Award-winning, animated comedy that recently wrapped its ninth season, Danger Island, and has been renewed for a tenth! This season centered on the semi-functioning alcoholic seaplane pilot Sterling Archer, a lush on the lush South Pacific island of Mitimotu. During a quest for an ancient native idol, Sterling and "friends" survived quicksand, cannibals, super-intelligent monkeys, and even each other. The voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates, plus executive producers Adam Reed and Matt Thompson, co-executive producer Casey Willis and art director Chad Hurd discuss bringing this action-packed series to life.

Friday July 20, 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


The Last Sharknado: It's About Time
For the last time ever, Comic-Con will be home to a Sharknado panel. Go shark to the future with the cast of the final installment in SYFY's fin-tactic movie franchise. Stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and Cassie Scerbo are joined by a slew of surprise panelists and celebrity cameos as they take the stage together for the last time!

Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 6BCF


Mega64 Ultimate Multi-Billion Dollar Cross-Franchise Team-Up Panel
Rocco Botte, Derrick Acosta, Shawn Chatfield, and many more of the Mega64 crew celebrate the 15th anniversary of their show. They've been making video game stuff for the Internet here in San Diego since 2003 and are excited to share some videos and special moments with you.

Friday July 20, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 25ABC


Star Wars Mock Trial: The Court-Martial of Poe Dameron
The Legal Geeks and the Rebel Legion Sunrider Base present the mock court-martial of everyone's favorite X-Wing ace, Poe Dameron. Based on the events of The Last Jedi, Poe stands accused of disobeying General Leia Organa and leading a mutiny aboard the resistance flagship Raddus against Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo. Lawyers for the prosecution and defense, including a U.S. Army JAG attorney, will take on Poe's case in front of United States Magistrate Judge Mitch Dembin. Participating attorneys include Steve Chu, Thomas Harper, Christine Peek, and Megan Hitchcock. With Rebel Legion members Rachel Williams as General Leia Organa and Marcus Holt as Poe Dameron.

Friday July 20, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 7AB


Worst Cartoons Ever! Hosted by Jerry Beck
For the 16th year in a row, esteemed animation historian Jerry Beck (CartoonResearch.com) will once again foist upon the Con a new selection of the most terribly written, ugliest drawn, and unintentionally funniest animated films ever made. All for real, all from TV's glorious Golden Age! Cartoons will include Con favorites Mighty Mr. Titan (the physical fitness superhero in a form-fitting costume a little too tight for comfort) and Super President (making America great again by donning spandex and going nuclear)! Jerry promises his 16th anniversary screening will be one for the history books. You've been officially warned!

Friday July 20, 2018 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Room 6BCF


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
Saturday, July 21


NBC's The Good Place
From creator Michael Schur and Universal Television comes the critically acclaimed and unique afterlife comedy series about what it means to be a good person. Stars Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, D'Arcy Carden, and Manny Jacinto and executive producers Michael Schur, Morgan Sackett, and Drew Goddard will hold a forking great conversation.

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


Quick Draw
Come early and grab a seat for the most talked-about panel at Comic-Con, at least among its participants! Three lightning-fast cartoonists duel to the death right before your eyes armed, with nothing but Sharpies, drawing pads, overhead projectors, and their own lethal sense of humor. Your Quick Draw Quizzzzmaster Mark Evanier throws the challenges at Sergio Aragonés (MAD, Groo the Wanderer), Scott Shaw! (The Simpsons, The Flintstones) and the new kid in the dais, Lalo Alcaraz (La Cucaracha). See why people think it's the fastest, funniest panel of the whole danged convention!

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:45am - 1:00pm
Room 6BCF


The Simpsons
The Simpsons' team looks ahead to their 30th(!) season with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, legendary director David Silverman, actress Tress MacNeille, and moderator Johnathan Fernandez. Warning: There will be prizes!

Saturday July 21, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Ballroom 20


American Dad!
It's a Smith Family Funday with "Francine" (Wendy Schaal), "Steve" (Scott Grimes), "Klaus" (Dee Bradley Baker) "Snot" (Curtis Armstrong), "Barry" (Eddie Kaye Thomas), Toshi (Daisuke Suzuki) and executive producer Matt Weitzman, who will treat American Dad! fans to a first look at scenes from all new episodes coming soon to TBS. You won't want to miss it!

Saturday July 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Ballroom 20


Super Troopers 2 with Broken Lizard
Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske discuss the fan-funded film phenomenon Super Troopers 2. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film and a first look at hilarious deleted scenes from the all-new Blu-ray with moderator Steve Weintraub (Collider.com). Entry to each Horton Grand Theatre panel requires a separate ticket and a Comic-Con badge.

Saturday July 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre


Family Guy
Cast (Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mike Henry) and executive producers (Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin, Steve Callaghan) from FOX's hit animated comedy Family Guy look back at their favorite family memories and offer a sneak peek featuring hilarity and hi-jinx from the upcoming season!

Saturday July 21, 2018 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom 20


Comedy in Comics
Do you like to make people laugh? How easily does that translate to the written page? Moderator Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) leads Comic-Con special guests Lynn Johnston, Larry Marder, Lonnie Millsap, Noah Van Sciver, and Shannon Wheeler in this no-holds-barred discussion of things hilarious!

Saturday July 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 29AB


The Orville
From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane, The Orville is back for season 2! Some of the crew members of the U.S.S. Orville, including Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, and Scott Grimes, along with executive producers David A. Goodman, Brannon Braga, and Jon Cassar, give an exclusive look at some of the new and exciting missions in the upcoming second season.

Saturday July 21, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


Oddball Comics Live!
Comic-Con special guest Scott Shaw! (Marooned Lagoon, Sonic the Hedgehog, Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew!) once again presents a longstanding Comic-Con favorite starring the craziest comic books ever published! Prepare to laugh (a lot) at Scott's unique look at the odd, obscure, and obscene mainstream, off-the-rack funnybooks that will make you wonder how the !?!#$%&*!?! do those even exist? But there's no PhotoShop here; every cover image is 100% real. Plus, Scott will have an exciting announcement for all Oddball Comics fans.

Saturday July 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 7AB


Spotlight on Aminder Dhaliwal
Comic-Con special guest Aminder Dhaliwal (Woman World) and Stu Livingston (co-director, Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie, and director at Disney TV Animation) discuss Dhaliwal's work as a comics artist and animator. Their conversation will touch on Dhaliwal's process, her inspirations, and how she balances her comics and animation work as a director at Disney TV Animation. Dhaliwal's debut graphic novel Woman World was first serialized on Instagram to an audience of 150,000.

Saturday July 21, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 29AB


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


Comics Come Alive, And You Can, Too: 10 Years of Captured Aural Phantasy Theater
Described as what would happen if Stan Lee, John Waters, and Garrison Keillor all hooked up after a night of hard partying, Captured Aural Phantasy Theater celebrates 10 years of producing unique multimedia live performances of classic comics. Demonstrations will be given, questions answered, and worlds changed. Do you love comics? Do you love theater? Would your mind be blown if you could somehow merge these two loves together? For the low price of showing up, they'll show you how!

Saturday July 21, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 26AB
Sunday, July 22


Emily the Strange Panel Experience
Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger and fellow Strangers come together for the annual Emily the Strange Panel Experience and get the insider scoop on the feature film development with Dark Horse Entertainment and Amazon Studios. AIn celebration of the 25th anniversary of Emily the Strange, Rob will unveil the brand new "Still Strange Collection" designed in collaboration with long time co-conspirator Brian Brooks. Rob will discuss his creative process, how it's evolved over the last 25 years, and the powers of independence versus collaboration in his work. As always, audience participation will be encouraged, and there will be plenty of rewards for being strange . . . Oh yeah, bring your Q's for some A's . . . Be there or get lost!

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 32AB


Creating a Walt Disney Comic Story
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 04:57PM
Ever wonder how pros go about creating new comic stories? 26-year veteran Disney comics creators Patrick and Shelly Block will create an actual short Donald Duck story with audience participation in this creative workshop. Learn firsthand how the Blocks come up with story ideas, plot out their tales, create a good story climax, and lay out a story idea so that it comes to life. This popular workshop is guaranteed to bring a chuckle or two, as terrible things are bound to happen when Donald Duck and his nephews are involved! All ages are invited. Come and join the fun! **This is not associated with The Walt Disney Company**

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 2


World Premiere of Scooby-Doo and the Gourmet Ghost
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 09:17AM
Everyone's favorite Great Dane is back for an all-new, action-packed, culinary mystery adventure with the world premiere of Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost. Featuring the voice talents of internationally acclaimed celebrity chefs Bobby Flay (Beat Bobby Flay), Giada De Laurentiis (Giada in Italy), and Marcus Samuelsson (Chopped), Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost takes your favorite teen sleuths on an unforgettable adventure to New England, where they investigate the haunting of a historic colonial inn that's been turned into a state-of-the-art culinary resort. See the film, then get ready for a fun panel discussion amongst actors and filmmakers. Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost features the familiar voice talents of Frank Welker (nearly 50 years as anchor of the Scooby-Doo franchise) as Scooby-Doo and Fred Jones, Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Girls films) as Daphne Blake, Matthew Lillard (Twin Peaks, Bosch, Good Girls) as Shaggy Rogers, and Kate Micucci (Unikitty!) as Velma Dinkley. The film is executive produced by Sam Register, written by Tim Sheridan (Justice League Action), and directed by Doug Murphy (Young Justice). TV Guide Magazine senior writer Damian Holbrook moderates. Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost comes to Digital on August 28 and DVD on September 11 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Room 6BCF


LEGO Ninjago
If you think ninja and LEGO are cool, then this is the panel for you! Ninjago veterans Tommy Andreasen (co-creator/producer) and Michael Svane Knap (LEGO senior design manager) are joined by lead writer Bragi Schut, voice talents Brent Miller (voice of Zane), Kelly Metzger (voice of Nya), and Vincent Tong (voice of Kai) to talk about their favorite memories and other reflections on creating LEGO's longest running and most successful show. Bring the kids! Ninjaaaaa-GO! Moderated by the LEGO Group's Brian Bowler.

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6A


Politics in the Funny Pages: The Legacy of Politics in Classic Newspaper Comic Strips
Comic strip historians and experts R. C. Harvey, Dean Mullaney, and Peter Maresca, along with IDW Publishing editorial director Justin Eisinger, will engage in a far-ranging discussion of the role politics played in newspaper comic strips during the rise and dominance of the art form. In addition to exploring the public-facing messages of creators such as Milton Caniff, Harold Gray, Chester Gould, Al Capp, and many more, panelists apply a critical eye to the legacy these creators left for future generations.

Sunday July 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 23ABC


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