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Wednesday, July 17
 

4:00pm

Teaching with Comics: An Interactive Workshop for Educators
Peter Carlson (Green Dot Public Schools) and Susan Kirtley (Portland State University) lead this hands-on workshop designed for educators looking to integrate comics into classrooms. This workshop guides participants through activities that model how to develop superhero readers and writers in classrooms through the implementation of a critical comics pedagogy and includes the incredible voices of Ebony Flowers (Hot Comb), David F. Walker (Solid Comix), Chanti Burnette (Animo South Los Angeles High School), and Samantha Diego (UCLA). Workshop materials will be provided and everyone is welcome.

Wednesday July 17, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

6:00pm

World Premiere Screenings of Batwoman and Pilot Screening of New Series Pennyworth Plus Special Sneak Peek Screening of The 100 and Rooster Teeth
Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition with the exclusive world premiere screening of new series Batwoman and a pilot screening of new series Pennyworth as well as a sneak peek of fan favorite The 100, Rooster Teeth, and more.

Wednesday July 17, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Ballroom 20
 
Thursday, July 18
 

10:00am

Comics State of the Union: The Blue Age of Comics, the Rise of Kamala Khan, and Comics Librarianship
Meet the first president of the newly formed American Library Association Graphic Novels and Comics Roundtable, Amie Wright, as she discusses the state of comics librarianship and where we are headed. Then take part in a lively discussion with members of the new GNCRT board about the current wins and challenges of comics and libraries. With Moni Barrette, Candice Mack, and Brittany Netherton.

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

10:00am

DC Collectibles
Limited-edition statues, action figures, designer vinyls—DC Collectibles has them all and more! The DC Collectibles crew will talk about what's coming up from the maker of iconic collectibles and celebrate the fan-favorite Batman Black & White line and its 100th figure in the series.

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 9

10:00am

Dynamic Story Creation: Theme
Theme: if you don't have one, you don't have a story! Theme is probably the most misunderstood aspect of storytelling. Everyone “thinks” they know what it is, but almost no one understands how to thread it into a story. Maxwell Alexander Drake breaks down this strange and complex topic into easy-to-understand elements you can use in your own stories immediately. Drake is an award-winning science fiction/fantasy author, graphic novelist, and playwright. He is best known for his fantasy series The Genesis of Oblivion Saga. Drake teaches creative writing at writers' conferences and fan conventions around the country.

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 2

10:00am

Fantoons: From Fan to Work for the Band
David Calcano is the founder of Fantoons, an animation studio and publisher of comics and art books that is dedicated to music. They have worked with bands such as Rush, Motörhead, Frank Zappa, Ninja Sex Party, and Rob Zombie, and they have many more collaborations in the works. A love of music, art, and comics has grown into a dream come true, leading to work with rock royalty on books, animation, live performances, and so much more. You'll get a look back at an inspiring journey to where Fantoons is today, as well as exclusive news about upcoming projects in books and animation.

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

10:00am

Funko Funkast Live
The Funko team will have their first ever live SDCC podcast. The panel will include product reveals, hints, bad dad jokes, pop culture discussions, original games, and a Q&A session. Panelists include Funko team members Sully, Hilary, Cameron, Ashley, and Dima.

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6A

10:00am

IDW and Hasbro: Transformers: A Bold New Universe
Celebrating 35 years of everyone's favorite Robots in Disguise, IDW Publishing and Hasbro are proud to present a bold new universe with the launch of multiple new Transformers titles. Artist Livio Ramondelli (Transformers: Galaxies, Optimus Prime), writer Tyler Bleszinski (Transformers: Galaxies, Vox Media), Hasbro's Michael Kelly (VP, Global Publishing), Erik Burnham (Transformers/Ghostbusters), and a few surprise panelists will talk about what's new in Transformers comics, announce upcoming projects, and talk about how to make the next 35 years of Transformers great. Moderated by IDW Transformers editor David Mariotte.

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29AB

10:00am

Jim Starlin: The Infinity Gauntlet Saga and Beyond
Legendary comic book creator and author Jim Starlin, the mind behind the Infinity Gauntlet saga and its main protagonist Thanos, discusses how his creations have become one of the biggest pop culture references of the 21st century, thanks to the 10-year, 22-movie Marvel Cinematic Universe and its conclusion, Avengers: Endgame. Moderated by ComicBook.com's Jim Viscardi, go into the mind of the man who began it all and hear where he is headed next.

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 7AB

10:00am

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art: Behind the Scenes
George Lucas' new museum is under construction in L.A. Meet Lucas Museum curators Erin M. Curtis, Anastasia James, and Ryan Linkof and learn about a collection of visual storytelling that spans everything from ancient art to illustration, comic art, photography, and the arts of filmmaking, including storyboards, costumes, props, and visual effects.

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 5AB

10:00am

Spotlight on Maggie Thompson Being Celebrity-Adjacent
Maggie Thompson (30-year co-editor of Comics Buyer's Guide) is joined by Mark Evanier (writer, editor, entertainment expert, and News from ME blogger) and Leonard Maltin (film critic, author, and host of the Maltin on Movies podcast) consider the challenges, anecdotes, and delights of interactions with a variety of celebrities.

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 32AB

10:00am

They Look Like Me: Bodies in Nerd Culture
The media we love affect how we view ourselves and how we feel about our bodies. Sam de Leve (Callisto 6) moderates a panel of creators and fitness experts from across the nerd world, including Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex, I Love You So Mochi), Christy Black (Hero's Journey Fitness), B. Dave Walters (Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish), and Mairghread Scott (Netflix's Magic: The Gathering, Marvel Rising), in a discussion of body image in geeky media. Where are we doing well? Where do we need to improve? And, how does seeing ourselves reflected in the books, movies, cartoons, and comics we cherish change the nature of our fandom and our feelings about ourselves?

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

10:00am

Tor: Magic X Mayhem in SF&F
is the year for breaking all the rules. Gone are the days of simple good-versus-evil narratives; these are complicated times that call for complicated characters. Pop culture has clearly shifted its attention to the messy, the morally ambiguous, and the weird. In short, fans want magic, and they want mayhem. Magic X Mayhem features an eclectic mix of daring new speculative fiction authors and new voices from Tor Books and Tor.com Publishing: Annalee Newitz (The Future of Another Timeline, Autonomous), Charlie Jane Anders (The City in the Middle of the Night), Sarah Gailey (Magic for Liars), Seanan McGuire (Middlegame), S. L. Huang (Null Set), and Tochi Onyebuchi (War Girls, Riot Baby).

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 28DE

10:00am

Unreal Gaming
A panel of leading game developers discuss the ins and outs of designing and building impactful and exciting games on the remarkable Unreal Engine. Join them for this deep-dive. Moderated by Sinclair Fleming.

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

10:00am

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

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

10:00am

Comic-Con Film School 101
NEW: Thu, Jul 04, 07:09PM
Comic-Con Film School is back for another four-day, nuts and bolts class on how to make a movie for very little money using available video hardware and software. Whether you're shooting your first Apex Legends fan film, or that story about the leather-clad girl who hunts Basilisks, this course will take you from script to final product so that you too can enter your own movie into the CCI: IFF. This first class covers the specifics of pre-production on the cheap, including screenwriting, scheduling, location scouting, crewing-up, and getting equipment for nothing. Panelists for the class include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (creative producer of Next Generation Esports), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer/star of Breaking Barbi), Nick Murphy (writer/director of All Night Skate), Josh Perilo, (creator/writer of Hindenburg), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica).

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

10:00am

Behind the Music: Celebrating Fan-Favorite Sounds and Scores of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Television
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 17, 04:18PM
CW3PR and RhapsodyPR are thrilled to present the 11th annual Behind the Music panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, featuring music creators from composers, to music editors, on some of SDCC’s top fan-favorite films and television shows! Television’s top maestros will discuss how their work elevates the strange, action-packed, terrifying and ethereal in today’s most buzzed-about projects. An educational panel for aspiring musicians and fans alike, this event historically features some great ear-pleasing surprises and reveals! Panelists include Sean Callery (Composer-Jessica Jones, The Hot Zone), Jeff Russo (Composer-Star Trek: Discovery, The Umbrella Academy, Legion), David Klotz (Music Editor-Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, American Horror Story), Amie Doherty (Composer-Undone, Here and Now), Kurt Farquhar (Composer-Black Lightning, American Soul), Jim Dooley (Composer-A Series of Unfortunate Events), and Joanne Higginbottom (Composer-Samurai Jack, The Public). Moderated by Danielle Burgess (Killer Kate!; The Sinner) and Gianni Paolo (MA; Power).

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 25ABC

10:00am

When Roger Zelazny's Lord of Light and George R.R. Martin's Skin Trade Collide
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 16, 04:12PM
Coming together for the very first time in public: Barry Ira Geller, producer of Roger Zelazny's Lord of Light, and Mark Newbauer, producer of George R. R. Martin's novella The Skin Game. Zelazny's Lord of Light won the 1968 Hugo and became the foundation of stories of people becoming real gods and their dramatic consequences. Martin has long stated that Game of Thrones was inspired by Lord of Light, readying now for TV production. Newbauer and Geller discuss how they are merging their energies to create plans for both TV/film production of Lord of Light and The Skin Game. Both literary properties have spawned their own competition in the marketplace over the years, yet both are the acknowledged pinnacles in their genres of fantasy and horror. Joining them for the discussion will be Mike Royer, famed Marvel and Disney inker. Jack Kirby's favorite inker and inker of the Lord of Light series of drawings which the CIA used to get people out of Iran in 1979.

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC

10:15am

Popeye's 90th Birthday Party
Warner Archive and King Features commemorate one of the biggest stars in American comics/animation history with a landmark panel packed with punches! King Features president C. J. Kettler (executive producer of Netflix's Carmen Sandiego and The Tick), IDW Popeye artist Tom Neely, animation historian and author Jerry Beck, and the Warner Archive Podcast team of D. W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson offer a grand history of the beloved character, unveil a full slate of new King Features content, exciting merchandise, and events for 2019, and give fans a glimpse of newly remastered footage from upcoming Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s releases. Moderator Gary Miereanu will no doubt be toting cool giveaways for select fans.

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 6DE

10:30am

Best Movies Never Made
The hosts of the hit podcast Best Movies Never Made, Stephen Scarlata (producer, Jodorowsky's Dune) and Josh Miller (screenwriter, Sonic the Hedgehog), record a live podcast and talk about some of the greatest films never made, including Tim Burton's Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian. Joining them will be Ashley E. Miller (writer, Thor, X-Men: First Class), Mallory O’Meara (author, Lady From The Black Lagoon), Steven Melching (writer, Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars), Judson Scott (producer, Atomic Monster), and several surprise filmmakers who will talk about the movies and TV series that got away. Aloha!

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 24ABC

10:30am

Funimation: My Hero Academia Panel
Prepare to go Plus Ultra! with this one-of-a-kind hero panel. Learn how to be a real hero as panelists discuss this hit anime series, featuring English voice actors Justin Briner (Deku) and Clifford Chapin (Bakugo), and professional football players Marcus Davenport (New Orleans Saints) and Adam Gettis (Atlanta Falcons). See the panelists arm wrestle, watch new episodes for season 4, engage in a Q&A, and get giveaways.

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6BCF

10:30am

How to Get News Coverage
Small press publishers: What makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, and interviews and what doesn't? A lot of publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it, and why they are being overlooked for coverage. Comics journalist Rik Offenberger (First Comics News, Archie Comics) moderates this panel of comic journalists who will tell you what they are looking for in your submission. Panelists include Tim Chizmar (Fangoria, co-chair of the Horror Writers Association, First Comics News), Glenn Hauman (Comic Mix), Jez Ibelle (First Comics News, Geek-a-pedia), Heidi MacDonald (Comics Beat), Alexander Raymond (Monstar Public Relations), Rob Salkowitz (ICv2, Forbes), Francis Sky (First Comics News, Massacre Twins), J. C. Vaughn (Gemstone Publishing), and Josh Waldrop (Red Gorilla Comics). Also included are independent comic creators Ed Catto (Captain Action, Bonfire Agency) and Holly Golightly (Broadsword Comics), who will explain what worked for them and what to avoid when looking for press coverage.

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 8

10:30am

Spotlight on Arvell Jones
Comic-Con Special Guest and pioneer comic book artist Arvell Jones talks about his career, comics projects, and the people he's cheered over the years. Sanford Greene, Denys Cowan, and others will be joining him.

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 4

10:30am

Comic Book Law School© 101: IP Law Basics, Simple as 1, 2, 3 . . .
Starting at the beginning is a vital first step for any creative or business endeavor, and getting off on the right foot is key to traveling on the road to success. And this year's Comic Book Law School is designed to help you navigate the best possible route (and provide help in deciphering the map legend). Join noted IP attorney Michael Lovitz, author of The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, for the first of three fun, interactive, and informative Comic Book Law School programs. This first program focuses on the basics of intellectual property rights available to creators and business owners and will provide attendees with the foundation needed for understanding which rights are available to creators of comics, games, films, and other creative works, as well as insights on how best to safeguard ideas, creative works, characters, brands, and names/titles, from genesis through publication and distribution, and beyond. Attendees are invited to participate in an interactive discussion about the rights provided under U.S. copyright and trademark laws, including a discussion on the protections these laws provide, the benefits of federal registrations for each, tips on working with collaborators, and issues of joint authorship and work-made-for-hire. Please note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and insights to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. [This program is approved for 1.5 credits of California MCLE.]

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 11

10:30am

Comics Arts Conference Session #1: Comics, Horror, and Space
Andrea Greenbaum (Barry University) examines the cultural construction of horror and what it means to be monstrous in Emil Ferris's My Favorite Thing Is Monsters. Tiffany Babb (The New School) explores how Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook's Harrow County uses character doubling to emphasize the adolescent's inner struggles against determination and expectation. Clarissa Rubio Goldsmith (Arizona State University) analyzes how Brian K. Vaughan's Barrier and Sean Lewis's Coyotes engage with immigration myths and participate in and complicate the denial of personhood and rights to marginalized populations.

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 26AB

11:00am

Advanced Coloring Techniques
Digital pioneer Brian Haberlin will show you all the time-saving tricks in his art quiver! Super quick flatting, super quick coloring, and that is just the tip of the mountain of information you will get at this panel. A must for anyone interested in coloring comics! Brian Haberlin is an American comic book artist, writer, editor, animator, sculptor, educator, and producer best known as the co-creator of the Witchblade franchise and for his digital art innovations. He currently runs Digitalarttutorials.com, where he produces art tutorials, teaches at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and is partner in Anomaly Productions, producing graphic novels, comics, and augmented reality apps.

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 2

11:00am

Comic-Con in the 1970s
What was it like at this convention during its first decade? Hear all about it from these folks who were there for it: Barry Alfonso, Wendy All, Maeheah Alzmann, Richard Butner, Roger Freedman, Scott Shaw!, Brinke Stevens, William Stout, Phil Yeh, and your moderator Mark Evanier.

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 5AB

11:00am

Cosplay 101: Bringing Your Dreams to Life
Catherine M. Fisher (award-winning costumer), Bob Mogg (Steampunk expert extraordinaire and fabricator), Caitlin Brown (costumer and member of the San Diego Patcheteers), Allison Fulster (graphic artist and post-apocalyptic costumer), Vince Martinez (prop maker/builder), and Jen Hernandez (foam fabricator and costume mom) discuss the basics in costuming to help beginning costumers get started in the world of cosplaying. These 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 Anastasia Hunter (master class costumer and chair of Gaslight Steampunk Expo), panelists will show you that you don't need to be an expert to make a great costume.

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

11:00am

LOST Fans Unite with Jay + Jack
Are you a fan of ABC's Lost ? Then join Jay and Jack Glatfelter for their 13th 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 on other popular shows such as Game of Thrones, Deadwood, Watchmen, Stranger Things, and more.

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

11:00am

Peeling Back the Layers: The Process of Bringing a Comic to Life
It takes a team of talented individuals to bring a comic book to life. Dark Horse sits down with a panel of writers, artists, colorists, and letterers whose creativity and hard work produce the best comics on the shelves. Dark Horse would like to peel back the layers on the work of comics' unsung heroes and celebrate their contributions to our beloved art form. Panelists: Phillip Sevy, Carlos Giffoni, Gabriel Bá, and Fábio Moon.

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 23ABC

11:00am

Reading and Raising Our Voices: From Comics to Community Organizing
Hear from creators who have tapped the graphic medium to record the history and experiences of marginalized peoples, to take control of their own narratives, and to inspire a new generation of activists, as well as from librarians crafting large-scale initiatives around comics that focus on historically underrepresented communities. With Chloe Ramos, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Candice Mack, Maia Kobabe, and Henry Barajas.

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

11:00am

Sassy Smart Women of Pre-Super Hero Comics
Brad Ricca (Mrs. Sherlock Holmes, Super Boys), Trina Robbins (Last Girl Standing, The Great Women Cartoonists), Alex Grand (CBH), and Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (DC Comics Before Superman) discuss the legacy of heroines Miss Fury, Sandra of the Secret Service, and Sally Norris of Bart Regan, Spy, all of whom appeared before Superman and Wonder Woman.

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

11:00am

Spotlight on Rick Geary
Artist and writer Rick Geary presents a slide show of his 45 years telling true stories of murder and mystery in comics and graphic novels. Q&A session moderated by David Wilson.

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 32AB

11:00am

Star Trek: Year Five: The Writer's Room
Step into the writers' room of the critically acclaimed Star Trek: Year Five comic series. Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Jody Houser, Brandon Easton, and Jim McCann discuss their collaboration on the first issues of the series and the wild places the Enterprise will go on its way back home.

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE

11:00am

SuperheroIRL: Avengers of Bullying and Injustice
Got your own personal Thanos? Come avenge injustice with Impractical Jokers' Joe Gatto—he'll tell you how and leave you ROFL! He'll be joined by celebs Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley (founders, NOH8 Campaign) to show why Birth, Movies, Death called this panel, "one of the most beautiful conversations we've ever had the opportunity to listen to.” Featuring Dr. Janina Scarlet (author, Superhero Therapy; Therapy Quest), curriculum creators Brandon Matsalia and Vanée Matsalia (Black Girl Nerds), Bettina Hausmann (executive director, United Nations Association San Diego), and Coalition founder Chase Masterson (Star Trek DS9, Doctor Who Big Finish). Join the conversation on how you can be a superhero against bullying, racism, misogyny, LGBTQI-bullying, cyberbullying, and other forms of injustice!

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 7AB

11:00am

Terminator: Dark Fate
Paramount Pictures brings a Terminator: Dark Fate panel discussion and footage presentation with talent and filmmakers.

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hall H

11:00am

The Forgotten Trio: Colorists, Inkers, and Letterers
Jessica Tseang (comic book historian) sits down with DC and Marvel veteran inkers, colorists, and letterers as they discuss their future in comics. With the rise of digital inking, having pencillers double as colorists, and letterers being replaced by graphic designers, the artists give tips on what it takes to rise above the change in modern society, how to keep your career alive, and what to expect when you get your first book.

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 9

11:00am

Hollywood Game Changers: A Conversation with the Creative Women Behind Popular Films and TV Projects
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 08, 11:02PM
Meet the talented women changing the status quo in film and television projects like Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul, The OA Part II, Watchmen, Space Jam 2, Clueless, Santa Clarita Diet, Unikitty!, Enchanted, BoJack Horseman, Black Monday, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Fahrenheit 451, War for the Planet of the Apes, Rampage, and more! Get insight from famed composers, costume, production, and sound designers on how they use their craft to champion for women empowerment, diversity, and inclusion in entertainment. These fearless women are revolutionizing Hollywood and they’re here to stay. Part 1 of 2 from Impact24's "Behind-the-Camera Superblock" panel series. Panelists include Paula Fairfield (Game of Thrones), Judy Rhee (Better Call Saul), Mona May (Clueless, Enchanted, Santa Clarita Diet), Meghan Kasperlik (The OA Part II, Watchmen), Melissa Bruning (Space Jam 2, War for the Planet of the Apes), Anna Drubich (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark), Anna Hollingsworth (Unikitty!, BoJack Horseman), and more panelists to be announced. Moderated by Chandra Feltus (partner and director at Neer Motion) and Fiorella Occhipinti (cinematographer). Introduction by Impact24 PR's Andrea Resnick.

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 25ABC

11:00am

Transformers: Cyberverse Season 2 Sneak Peek
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 10, 11:13PM
What is The Power of The Spark ? Get a behind-the-scenes look into what's next for Cartoon Network and Hasbro Studios' Transformers Cyberverse. Jack Conway moderates the discussion with Cyberverse story editor Randolph Heard, writers Gavin Hignight, Zac Atkinson, Dan Salgarolo, and Mae Catt, Hasbro Studios' Mikiel Houser, Matt Clark from the Transformers Brand team, and the voice of Bumblebee, Jeremy Levy. The team will talk new characters, new stories, and new toys and will be sharing an exclusive clip from season 2, as well as opening up the mic for an audience Q&A.

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 29AB

11:05am

Cosplay Universe
Cosplay Universe—Featuring exclusive interviews with Stan Lee, Yaya Han, Jessica Nigri, and more, Cosplay Universe explores the rise of the global comic con subculture from its underground roots to cosplay’s explosion as a worldwide phenomenon. Through the transformative nature of cosplay, everyday fans acquire powerful new identities and realities for themselves. Ultimately, the film follows several elite cosplay teams from around the world as they compete for global recognition at the World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya, Japan. Panelists include co-director/producer Jonathan McHugh (She Makes Comics) and co-director/producer Jordan Rennert (She Makes Comics).

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:05am - 12:45pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

11:15am

Mattel and WWE Elite Squad Fan Panel
WWE Universe, get ready—The WWE Elite Squad is back! Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins host this year's all-star panel featuring Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston, and “The Man” Becky Lynch. Not to mention the Mattel team, who will reveal the hottest upcoming WWE action figures. Anything can happen in WWE!

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6A

11:15am

Sneak Peak for Season 4 of SYFY's Van Helsing
Hear from the cast, producers, and writers of the hit TV show Van Helsing, including Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, Neal McDonough, Jennifer Cheon Garcia, Tricia Helfer, Aleks Paunovic, and introducing Keeya King and Nicole Munoz, with showrunner Jonathan Lloyd Walker and executive producers Chad Oakes and Michael Frislev. moderated by Bevin of the one and only Den of Geek. Get a sneak peek at what's in store for the explosive season 4, and be sure to arrive early to get your very own season 4 cast poster!

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

11:30am

7th Annual Musical Anatomy of a Superhero: Film and TV Composer Panel
Music has always been an important supporting character in movies; it goes to another level in the superhero film genre where the music sets a tone that helps define a character, an impending battle, or a triumphant moment. The annual Musical Anatomy of a Superhero returns with a Justice League/Avenger panel of superhero composers of superhero films. Unreleased music and video clips from upcoming and recently released projects will be featured. Leading Hollywood composers will explain the process and challenges of creating music behind the superhero genre, along with collaborating with the director, producers, and the franchise. Composer panelists include Pinar Toprak (Captain Marvel, Krypton), Benjamin Wallfisch (Shazam!, Hellboy), Sherri Chung (Batwoman, Super Girl), Blake Neely (Batwoman, The Flash), Christopher Lennertz (The Boys, Agent Carter), and moderator Michael Giacchino (Spider-Man: Far From Home, Dr. Strange), with introductions by Ray Costa (Costa Communications).

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ballroom 20

11:30am

Afro-futurism, "Black to the Future Too": The Revenge (This Time, It's Personal)
For decades, Daffy Duck was the only black actor getting any consistent work in Hollywood. Hiring practices that even Daffy would describe as, “Deth-picable!" A year after the Marvel-U.S. debut of the Black Panther movie, has anything really changed? What do you want to see next out of Hollywood? Can we truly go black to the future . . . before we go black to the past? Right on, brothers and sisters! Panelists include Denys Cowan (Milestone Media, The Boondocks), Kevin Grevioux (Underworld, I, Frankenstein), Professor Ajani Brown (San Diego State University), La Quia Howard (Kemet, I Choose 2 Be Me), and Rico Anderson (The Orville, Star Trek: Renegades). Moderated by Jimmy Diggs (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine).

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 24ABC

11:30am

DC Meet the Publishers
DC publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee dish the latest news on the world's greatest superheroes! Filled with humor, breaking news, and even the occasional superstar surprise panelist, this is the place to be to find out what's in store for your favorite DC heroes and villains.

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 6DE

11:30am

Licensed vs. Creator-Owned Comics: The Pluses, Minuses, and Honest Opinions
Comics is a medium full of diverse content and voices working on both company-owned characters and franchises, as well as original creations from the creators themselves. So, what is the real difference for the people behind the stories we love to read? Oni editor-in-chief Sarah Gaydos leads a panel of accomplished comics creators who have worked in both fields to discuss their experiences, recommendations, and how to craft the best story either way.

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8

11:30am

Wings of Fire: Spotlight on Tui T. Sutherland
Wings of Fire is soaring to Comic-Con! Tui T. Sutherland (Wings of Fire) sits down with Shannon Messenger (Keeper of the Lost Cities series) to discuss everyone's favorite dragons and provide a sneak peek at what comes next in the series.

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 4

11:30am

Comic Pro Boot Camp
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 11, 10:12PM
Panelists include Whilce Portacio (comic writer/artist), Ryan Benjamin (comic creator/artist), Alex Sinclaire (DC comics colorist) and Carlos D'Anda (comic artist).

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

11:45am

[CANCELLED] Building a Legend Inside and Out
CANCELLED: Mon, Jul 08, 08:40PM
We regret to announce that this program has been cancelled.

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 6BCF

11:45am

Gamifying Technology: The Future of Gaming
NEW: Thu, Jul 11, 09:16PM
We are at a unique moment in history where technology is finally catching up to our imagination and creative ambitions--voice, sound, touch, augmented reality, virtual reality, the Internet of Things and beyond. The next generation of gaming technology will allow completely new kinds of experiences for players. Join the Godfather of Video Games Nolan Bushnell (Atari, X2 Games) and Hollywood creative director and 3D visionary behind the J.A.R.V.I.S. system holograms in Marvel’s Iron Man Zai Ortiz (Dark Matter, X2 Games) alongside connected play innovator and analyst Valerie Vacante (Collabsco) in a discussion on gamifying technology and designing the future of gaming. Learn how Nolan and Zai co-created their first game together, St. Noire, the world’s first murder mystery game powered by Alexa, fusing cinematic sound and Hollywood-level voice acting. Hear perspectives on pioneering the video game industry, bridging artistic storytelling with technical innovations, and take a glimpse into the near future of gaming.

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 6BCF

12:00pm

A Long Story Short: Mexican Comic Books
Luis Gantus (writer, The Incredible and Sad Story of the Naïve Historieta and the Heartless Industry) is joined by Daniel Garcia (editorial coordination, El Violin Negro) for a conversation about the fascinating story on Mexican comic books and how an industry was created and almost destroyed in the span of 50 years. Moderated by Sebastian Fink.

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Artists' Loft, BarrioHaus

12:00pm

A Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones Fan Discussion
Ashley Mitruk (A Podcast of Ice and Fire, Bastards of Kingsgrave podcast), Tara Lynne (The Geekiary, Ice & Fire Con), Chloe Ketchum (Girls Gone Canon, Ice & Fire Con), and Amin Javadi (A Podcast of Ice and Fire, Bastards of Kingsgrave podcast) discuss fan theories, compare the books to the television show, and take part in a general Q&A.

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

12:00pm

CBLDF: How Comic Stores Gave Comics Their Voice
Comics flowered into the powerful form of free expression they are today because of comic book stores. This "by fans, for fans" culture helped comics flourish in ways that broadened what the medium can do. How did we get here and how will comic book stores remain an essential part of where comics are going? Meet the innovative retailers and creators who make comics stores the cornerstone of comics' robust culture of free expression. Panelists include Bob Wayne, Mitch Cutler, Jennifer Haines, and more.

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 11

12:00pm

Comics Arts Conference Session #2: Copyright, Comics, and Considerations: Facts About Fair Use in the Classroom
In a highly interactive panel, Heidi Howard Tandy (Nova Southeastern University), Cathy Leogrande (Le Moyne College), and Rachael Vaughn (Google, Inc.) address key topics for educators, librarians, museum curators, and fans about using comics within the existing legal framework, including copyright limitations, the history of copyright law, fair use, free speech, and the public domain, and discuss sample cases that illustrate these principles. This panel will provide participants with accurate information to facilitate innovative projects and works and with tools to take back to their workplaces to use and support their colleagues in innovative uses of comics to educate, inform, and inspire creativity.

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 26AB

12:00pm

Diversity in Manga
Many people love manga but sometimes don't see themselves represented as often as they'd like—or even at all. TOKYOPOP will host a discussion about the importance of increasing diversity in manga titles and give attendees a preview of upcoming International Women of Manga releases. Plus giveaways!

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 29AB

12:00pm

Drawn & Quarterly Previews and Announcements
Coming off an amazing 2018 with five Eisner nominations, a Man Booker nomination, and critically acclaimed hits, Drawn & Quarterly publisher Peggy Burns, senior editor Tracy Hurren, and marketing director Julia Pohl-Miranda will preview exciting fall 2019 releases by Lynda Barry, Kevin Huizenga, and others. D+Q will also announce upcoming 2020 books by cartoonists from around the world.

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 32AB

12:00pm

First Steps: From Concept to Reality
National bestselling author-editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt (The Martian, The X-Files, Predator) leads a practical how-to workshop to get you started and geared up to create with a solid structure for your story. All participants get a free e-book of Bryan's bestselling How to Write a Novel: The Fundamentals of Fiction.

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2

12:00pm

Hearthstone's Next Expansion
Hearthstone game developer Dave Kosak and voice actors Terrence Stone (Sir Finley), Amy Walker (Elise Starseeker), and Carlos Larkin (Brann Bronzebeard) share stories about the iconic characters starring in Saviors of Uldum, the upcoming expansion for Blizzard Entertainment's blockbuster digital card game Hearthstone. The panelists will reflect on how they brought their characters to life—from their first audition to the process of finding their true voices—and even share a sneak peek at some of the cards coming in the expansion. Panel and Q&A session moderated by Blizzard's senior casting and voice director Andrea Toyias.

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 5AB

12:00pm

IDW Publishing: The Next 20 Years
The past is prologue! IDW's 20th anniversary celebrations lead here—setting the course for the next 20 years of comics and more. IDW editor-in-chief John Barber leads a lively panel looking behind the scenes at what's coming next and how they're getting there, featuring New York Times bestselling author Delilah Dawson, Surfside Girls' Kim Dwinell, and more favorites—plus top secret panelists talking mind-blowing new projects. All this and a no-holds-barred Q&A!

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 9

12:00pm

Mormons Making Comics
Mormons have been making and publishing comics since 1947, and today there are more Mormons in the comic business than ever before. Panelist Travis Hanson (Bean Leaf Press), Bethany and Jefferson Stancliffe (Beth and Beets), Andres Salazar (Pariah Missouri), and others will share their unique insight into the intersection of Mormonism and comics and where they see this medium and their faith going in the future. Moderated by Theric Jepson (editor, Served: A Missionary Comics Anthology) and Trevor Alvord (curator, Brigham Young University).

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

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 Alissa Piro (high school teacher, mother of two), Brandon Maze (high school teacher), Jordan Harcharek (high school student), and Anabel Lee Krebs (high school student) discussing techniques and experiences that help kids grow up nerdy without the negative connotation.

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

12:00pm

Ray Bradbury and the World of Comics
From Ray's childhood collection of Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon strips to his career with EC to his appearing at the first San Diego Comic-Con, Orty Ortwein (of the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum) talks about how Bradbury both loved and shaped comics. Even devout fans are bound to learn something new.

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Theater, Comic-Con Museum

12:00pm

Spotlight on Leigh Bardugo and Erin Morgenstern
Leigh Bardugo (King of Scars, Ninth House) is a New York Times bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. With over 3 million copies sold worldwide, her Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, The Language of Thorns, and King of Scars—and will soon come to Netflix in an original series. Her first novel for adults, Ninth House, will be released on October 1. Erin Morgenstern is the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, which has sold millions of copies around the world and been translated into 37 languages. Her new novel, The Starless Sea, will be released on November 5. Leigh and Erin discuss writing fantasy for all ages, astrology, supporting woman-owned businesses, giant cups of tea, and so much more. Moderated by Petra Mayer (NPR).

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 23ABC

12:00pm

Stories That Put Your Heart in Your Throat
Experience the chills and thrills of these authors' works as they craft breathless prose that will have readers turning the pages at lightning speed. Get chilly with Katrina Leno (You Must Not Miss), James Murray (The Brink), Brendan Reichs (The Darkdeep), Ally Condie (The Darkdeep), Kali Wallace (Salvation Day), and Clay McLeod Chapman (The Remaking) in conversation with Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Mysterious Galaxy).

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

12:00pm

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

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7AB

12:00pm

Comics and Libraries Lightning Round
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 09, 09:16PM
Learn about a variety of different topics in comics librarianship in these 10-minute lightning round sessions! “Show the People What They Want: Adult Graphic Novel Collection Revitalization” by Brittany Netherton, Darien Library; “Manga in School Libraries: Authentic Learning from America to Japan” by Jillian Ehlers, Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School; “Visual Literacy, Comics, and ADHD Learners” by Corinda Humphrey, Los Angeles Public Library; “Comic Creating for Libraries” by Erik Jackiw, City of Commerce Public Library, and Jose Guillen, Comic Creator; and “Collection Management in Graphic Medicine: Why, What, How” by Brittany Netherton, Darien Library.

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

12:00pm

Entertainment Is LGBTQ
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 12, 04:20PM
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 Lilah Sturges (The Magicians: Alice's Story, Lumberjanes), actor/comedian Zachary Barack (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Sina Grace (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers, Ghosted in LA), artist Noah Hayes (The Avant-Guards), Megan Townsend (director of entertainment research and analysis, GLAAD), and more. Moderated by Joshua Yehl (senior features and news editor, IGN).

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 28DE

12:00pm

Secrets from the Beyond: Behind the Camera with Film and TV's Top Creatives
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 08, 11:06PM
Experts in music, costume and production design, as well as visual effects sit down to discuss the process of creating the worlds of your favorite films, television shows, and video games! Learn how they use their craft to shape the story, induce emotion through music, and enhance the setting in projects like What We Do in the Shadows (TV Series), The Handmaid’s Tale, NOS4A2, The Man in the High Castle, Preacher, Battlewake VR, Weird City, Key & Peele, Workaholics, Firefly, The Order, and more! Part 2 of 2 from Impact24’s “Behind-the-Camera Superblock” panel series. Panelists include Brendan Taylor of Mavericks VFX (What We Do in the Shadows, NOS4A2), Gary Kordan (Weird City, Workaholics, Key & Peele), Jeremy Nathan Tisser (Battlewake VR, Raw Data VR), Jill M. Ohanneson (Preacher, Firefly), Lawson Deming of Barnstorm VFX (The Man in the High Castle), Natalie Bronfman (The Handmaid’s Tale), Patric Caird (The Order, Ed, Edd n Eddy), and more panelists to be announced. Moderated by actor Harvey Guillen (What We Do in the Shadows) and content creator Chris Villain. Introduction by Impact24 PR's Andrew S. Cohen.

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 25ABC

12:15pm

Batman Beyond 20th Anniversary
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Batman Beyond won two Emmy Awards and three Annie Awards as it captured the imaginations of a new generation of Batman fans, setting new standards for superhero storytelling with innovative designs, outstanding voice acting, and an intriguing approach to DC's iconic characters and stories. The series also spawned an acclaimed animated film, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. Come celebrate the series' 20th anniversary with many members of the creative team behind the breakthrough production, including producers Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) and Glen Murakami (Teen Titans), eight-time Emmy Award–winning casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano (Justice League), director James Tucker (Batman: Hush), writers Bob Goodman (Elementary, Warehouse 13) and Stan Berkowitz (Justice League: The New Frontier), and the acting stars of the series: Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) and Will Friedle (Boy Meets World, Kim Possible), the voices of Batman and Terry McGinnis, respectively. Stay to the end for some exclusive prizes and cool announcements.

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Hall H

12:30pm

Netflix's New Hit YA Fantasy Series, The Order
Meet the cast of Netflix's The Order at their first ever Comic-Con appearance. Featuring Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Adam DiMarco, Devery Jacobs, Thomas Elms, Katharine Isabelle, Louriza Tronco, creator/showrunner Dennis Heaton, writer/EP Shelley Eriksen, and executive producers Chad Oakes and Michael Frislev. They'll premiere a sizzle reel with never-before-seen footage.

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

12:30pm

The Toys That Made Us
The minds behind the smash-hit Netflix series The Toys That Made Us are back with their signature brand of insight, wit, and unadulterated love of all things toys! What does the future hold for the continuing series about the toys that we all know? Hear from show creator Brian Volk-Weiss, eP Robin Henry, producer Richard Mayerik, editor Nick Ferrell, and production manager Jackie Palombo, and get an exclusive look ahead, along with a peek behind the curtain of season 3.

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6A

12:30pm

UDON Entertainment 2019-2020
Celebrating another groundbreaking year of publishing the best video game and anime art books and manga from Japan and all over the world, UDON's chief Erik Ko is joined by director of publishing Matt Moylan to talk about all the new and exciting projects that UDON is going to offer in the coming months.

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 8

12:30pm

How Science Fiction Shapes Our Reality
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 11, 06:46PM
Many of the technological achievements in recent decades were ideas prophetically described in science fiction literature long before they became a reality. From voice recognition commands to smart watches, our world is beginning to look like the sci-fi shows that have long intrigued us. What do some of America's smartest people think will be next? American Mensa, the high IQ society, hosts a panel of writers, academics, and sci-fi fans in a discussion on what the future may hold. Moderated by LaRae Bakerink, chair of American Mensa, with panelists Doug Ecks, Esq. (attorney, writer, and Mensa member), Nevin Millan (writer, actor, and Mensa member), Dr. John Putman (professor and Star Trek expert), Dr. Jenny Rankin (professor, writer, and Mensa member), and Ian Randal Strock (writer, publisher, and Mensa member).

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 24ABC

12:30pm

Spotlight on Mary Fleener
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 12, 06:15PM
Mary Fleener (Billie the Bee, Life of the Party, Weirdo) will talk about her varied comic career over the last 35 years and have a visual presentation of her work along with a Q&A session. Moderated by Mark Habegger (writer, filmmaker).

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 4

12:45pm

Spotlight on Jim Lee
DC Entertainment publisher and chief creative officer Jim Lee (Batman, Superman, Justice League, Suicide Squad) talks about his 25+ years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen in this engaging panel. Watch the creative process first-hand and learn the tricks of the trade that bring DC Entertainment's characters to life.

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 6DE

12:45pm

Evil Exclusive Screening and Panel
Evil is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter as they investigate the Church's backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there's a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. Please join series stars Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, and Michael Emerson, along with co-creators and executive producers Robert King and Michelle King for an exclusive sneak peek of the first episode followed by a panel discussion. Moderated by Lynette Rice from Entertainment Weekly. Evil will air Thursdays this fall on CBS.

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom 20

12:45pm

Closer Than We Think
A documentary about the life and art of futurist illustrator Arthur Radebaugh, the creator of the prescient midcentury Sunday comic strip Closer Than We Think. Panelists include director Brett Ryan Bonowicz (The Perfect 46), producer Reid Nicewonder, and Tim Lapetino (Author of Art of Atari).

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:45pm - 2:25pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

1:00pm

Are You There, Gods? It's Us, the Protagonists
While creators are technically the gods of their universes, for all intents and purposes, sometimes their creations include deities and religious systems. Authors discuss whether or not they choose to include gods in their world-building, whether or not they were inspired by real life in creating their worlds' gods, religions, or magic systems, and their methods in developing those aspects of the stories. With Comic-Con special guest Ann Leckie (The Raven Tower), Joan He (Descendant of the Crane), Scott Westerfeld (Impostors: Shatter City), and Margaret Rogerson (Sorcery of Thorns) in conversation with Rebecca Roanhorse (Sixth World).

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 32AB

1:00pm

Careers in Geek Fashion
Fans can express what they love and connect with most in pop culture through fashion. From clothing to jewelry, options continue to grow each year as the industry expands and fans can be more than just consumers of it. Moderated by Lisa Granshaw (GeekFold), panelists Dan Richard (Development Plus Inc. and Bethesda Gear Store), Cindy Levitt (Mad Engine), Rosa Menendez (esports makeup), Jennifer Smilay (Her Universe), Allison Cimino (RockLove Jewelry), and Jeff Trexler (Fashion Law Institute) talk about their careers and the different ways people can work in the industry. There will be time left for Q&A between panelists and attendees.

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

1:00pm

Comics Arts Conference Session #3: When Cease and Desist Becomes Change and Discuss: How Lawyers Can Publicly Impact the Comic Diegesis
James R. Thompson (Duke University), Daniel Barer (Pollak, Vida & Barer), and Alex Grand (Comic Book Historians Group) look at lawyers' impact on comics narratives, such as the forced pantsing of Howard the Duck by Disney, Marvel's cease-and-desist demands on Cerebus and Dave Sim's inclusion and discussion of those demands within the comic, and Gerber and Kirby's Destroyer Duck. These cease-and-desist letters broke the fourth wall in a way that is now unavoidable, given the public awareness of legal machinations due to the weaponization of social media and the internet.

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 26AB

1:00pm

Comics Censorship in 2019
Learn how comics are under attack and what you can do to help! From lawsuits against schools for using LGBTQ comics to intimidation of manga readers by customs authorities and persecution of cartoonists around the world, comics censorship remains an urgent problem. CBLDF experts showcase the current censorship landscape at this riveting and informative presentation.

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 11

1:00pm

Comics Go Global: Foreign Rights Licensing
People around the world love American comics. A dedicated cadre of individuals across the globe work in tandem to create translated editions for international audiences. Learn about this obscure additional revenue stream and vehicle for cultural exchange with Kari Torson (Dark Horse), Lance Kreiter (BOOM! Studios), Michele Foschini (BAO Publishing, Italy), Sullivan Rouaud (HiComics, France), and creators Gabriel Bá (Umbrella Academy), Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT), and David Petersen (Mouse Guard). Moderated by Amber Garza (Sequential Rights: Image/Skybound+).

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 9

1:00pm

Creating Kickass Comic Book Women
Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn. Comic book women have been kicking ass across panels and pages for decades. But what is the secret sauce that makes some of these characters take off and others fall flat? Ming Chen (cast member, AMC's Comic Book Men, I Sell Comics! podcast), Amy Chu (writer, Poison Ivy, Red Sonja), Alitha Martinez (artist, Batgirl, Black Panther: World of Wakanda), and Terry Moore (creator, Strangers in Paradise, Motor Girl) analyze the key ingredients of successful character building and discuss the challenges of writing and drawing for today's audiences.

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 25ABC

1:00pm

Flipping the Script for Newbies
Writers create dialogue, and now they are in control of the dialogue in this new landscape of agentless writers and community staffing boosts. But where does this leave newbies/pre-WGA/emerging writers? Leaders in the Solidarity Challenge and boosting movements will give advice on opportunities, hashtagging, mixers, and how to utilize the many platforms and resources available to writers at all levels. Featuring Joel Silberman (Writers Assistant Network, TBA Amazon show), Kristi Shuton (manager, creative talent development, Walt Disney Television), Jay Francis (VP Current Series, Diversity and Inclusion-Disney TV Animation), Teresa Huang (SEAL Team, Superstition) Nelson Soler (co EP, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists), and more to be announced. Moderated by Ken Choy (GizmoPorn).

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

1:00pm

From Mexico to the USA, a Bridge One Comic at a Time
Joel Ojeda Lopez (The Death of Superman part one), Adalisa Zarate (Building Blocks), Adriana Rodriguez Leon (Studio XIII), Fers Sanchez (SoulKeepers), and Oscar Seal (coordinator, Draw Break) talk about the challenges and rewards of working with American editors and artists and how comics and animation create bonds between both countries. Moderated by Sebastian Fink.

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Artists' Loft, BarrioHaus

1:00pm

Gears of War Extended Universe
Gears Pop! and Gears 5 releasing this year, the developers behind Gears of War discuss the past, present, and future of this storied franchise. Studio head Rod Fergusson (The Coalition) along with editor Steve Saffel (Titan), author Jason M. Hough (Titan), editor Chase Marotz (IDW), and author Arthur Gies (Gears of War Retrospective by Udon) share their views on the Gears franchise, describe their approach to storytelling, and go in-depth on the characters and stories behind IDW's new Hivebusters comic book series and Titan's upcoming Ascendance novel. Moderated by Gears' franchise narrative lead Bonnie Jean Mah (The Coalition), this panel will give fans insight into what's to come from one of the biggest sagas in gaming. Participate in the Q&A for a chance to win special giveaway items during the panel!

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 5AB

1:00pm

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

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 29AB

1:00pm

On the Mic Podcast Live
The popular entertainment and comedy podcast returns to San Diego Comic-Con for their 5th year! Moderated by Tim Drake (Funny or Die, Buzzfeed, Robot Butt), an award-winning filmmaker, writer, author, and Second City alumnus. Tim's jokes/tweets have been featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and Larry King Now. Tim will be joined by actor and writer Austin Grant (Midsommar, Yellowstone, Wind River), as well as a special celebrity guest, talking film, TV, and comedy.

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks in Conversation
Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park, Fangirl, Carry On) is a New York Times bestselling author with the highly anticipated Wayward Son coming this fall. Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City, Friends with Boys) is an Eisner Award–winning graphic novelist. They are fans of each others' work and now collaborators! Pumpkinheads comes out from Rainbow and Faith this August. It's a tender and hilarious romantic comedy set in a pumpkin patch, and it's Rainbow's first original graphic novel. Hear these two in conversation prior to the release.

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 28DE

1:00pm

Stargate Command Celebrates Stargate Atlantis 15th Anniversary
It has been 15 years since the premiere of Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Command is bringing the celebration to San Diego Comic-Con! Look back at the five years of adventures the intrepid Atlantis team encountered through the gate. View exclusive clips and never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage, and hear surprise panelists tell you their personal anecdotes from the set!

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 7AB

1:00pm

State of the Tabletop Industry
Tony Serebriany, Justin Gary, Scott Gaeta, Elisa Teague, and Satine Phoenix, working in different roles in publishing, design, and media in the tabletop industry discuss growing trends, the changing market landscape, and how Kickstarter, Twitch, and social media are changing the shape of the industry.

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

1:00pm

Table Talks
Learn about various programs and initiatives librarians have successfully offered communities using comics and pop culture to increase literacy and build community connections. With Melanie Pentecost, Los Angeles Public Library; Anna-Marie Farquhar, Los Angeles Public Library; Emily Ratica, Arroyo Valley High School; Matthew Tabizon; Erik Jackiw, City of Commerce Public Library; Scott Gurolla, City of Commerce Public Library; Victoria Perez, librarian; Concepcion Flores, city of Commerce Public Library; Robert Gunderson, Long Beach Public Library; Hanako Redrick, Long Beach Public Library; Lyle Brogden, cosplayer and actor; and Nik Lillard, cast member at Disneyland, writer and cosplayer.

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

You're Wrong, Leonard Maltin
“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”—Harlan Ellison. Film critic Leonard Maltin is the ultimate movie fan and his reviews are legendary. But . . . are they “right”? In the spirit of kindness and with the communal understanding that film is subjective and opinions come in all colors of the rainbow, “You're Wrong, Leonard Maltin” gives audience members a rare opportunity to challenge the movie master himself on his categorical cinematic conclusions. It's a conversation between battling beliefs . . . and possibly the only chance you will ever get in your life to convince Leonard Maltin that his movie methodology is mortally mistaken and, in fact, WRONG. Perhaps best known for his eponymous annual book of movie capsule reviews, Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, which was published from 1969 to 2014, Leonard and his daughter Jessie Maltin, who together host the Maltin on Movies podcast, are willing to take on all comers who have a gripe over one of Leonard's reviews. Marquess 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 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 6BCF

1:00pm

Image Comics: Bone-Chilling Insight into Bestselling Horror Comic Books
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 11, 07:17PM
W. Maxwell Prince (Ice Cream Man), Pornsak Pichetshote (Infidel), Dan Watters (Coffin Bound), Jeff Lemire (Gideon Falls), Kieron Gillen (Die), and Chuck Brown (Bitter Root) discuss their spine-tingling craft and share the secrets to creating some of the darkest, most thrilling comic book series on the market. Moderated by Chloe Ramos-Peterson (Library Market Sales Representative at Image Comics).

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 23ABC

1:00pm

Law of the MCU
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 15, 04:41PM
Ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has created a body of law big enough for Nowhere. Hear from this panel of judges and lawyers as they journey into legal tales to astonish of how Dr. Strange saved the world with contract law; whether Bucky committed treason as the Winter Soldier; and could Thanos be prosecuted as a war criminal for “The Snap”? A panel of true believers including U.S. Magistrate Judge Mitch Dembin, Megan Hitchcock (Esurance), Courtney McNulty (Sony Pictures Entertainment), Jordon Huppert (Public Defender in Oregon), Christine Peek (McManis Faulkner), and Joshua Gilliland (The Legal Geeks) will assemble to tackle these issues and more from the Marvel Universe.

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Theater, Comic-Con Museum

1:00pm

Drawing with Stanley Artgerm Lau
This is a live demonstration of how Stanley Artgerm Lau creates characters with universal appeal. Born and bred in Hong Kong, the multifaceted Stanley wears different hats as an illustrator, designer, concept artist, creative director, and co-founder of Imaginary Friends Studios, a world-acclaimed digital art studio that produces high-quality artworks for the likes of Capcom, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and other giants in the entertainment and gaming industry. Presently, Stanley and his IFS partners are running a full-time diploma course in Digital Design and Illustration for aspiring artists worldwide, in collaboration with 3dsense Media School Singapore.

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 2

1:30pm

Art During the Holocaust
Panelists examine art and propaganda that was seen during WWII and the Holocaust. Nazi and Allied propaganda art was used in many ways with devastating results. Holocaust victims drew what they saw, and this was the universal language that told the stories of the Holocaust as it happened. Panelists include Sandra Scheller (award-winning author of Try to Remember: Never Forget, a book describing her mother's holocaust experiences; recent TEDX 2019 speaker), Esther Finder (president and founder of Generations of the Shoah-Nevada, an organization based in Las Vegas, for Holocaust survivors and descendants), and Matt Dunford (chairman of San Diego Comic Fest, comic and WWII media expert). There will be a video presentation of Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax (who survived three concentration camps including Auschwitz; mother of Sandra). Ruth passed last year, but her original video from Comic-Con 2018 will be presented. Moderated by Stephen D. Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, the archive of Holocaust survivor testimonies initiated by Steven Spielberg in 1994.

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 4

1:30pm

Care and Nurturing of Someone Else's Universe
What are the responsibilities and opportunities writers embrace when writing about iconic characters in universes created by someone else, whether an individual or a corporation? Talk comics, cartoons, games, and television universes with F. C. Yee (Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi), Matt Forbeck (Dungeons & Dragons: Escape the Underdark: An Endless Quest Book), Brenna Yovanoff (Stranger Things: Runaway Max), Adam Christopher (Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town), Kiersten White (Slayer), and Gary Phillips (Batman: The Killing Joke), and Fictitious podcast host, Adron Buske.

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

1:30pm

The Pros of Comic-Con
By “pros” we mean professionals! Come hear this talented panel discuss how Comic-Con has changed for them throughout the years. David Brin (author, The Postman, Earth), Mike Friedrich (writer, Justice League of America, Iron Man), Lee Marrs (The Further Fattening Adventures of Pudge, Girl Blimp), Larry Niven (author, Ringworld series, Fleet of World series), Bob Schreck (editor, Batman, Sin City), Diana Schutz (editor, 300, Grendel, Usagi Yojimbo), Dan Vado (publisher, SLG Publishing; writer, JLA), and Phil Yeh (cartoonist, Even Cazco Gets the Blues, Winged Tiger Comics and Stories) discuss their Comic-Con experiences with moderator Bob Wayne (former senior VP, sales at DC Comics; writer, Time Masters, Wild Cards).

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 8

1:30pm

Roddenberry: Sci-Fi Imagining Our Future
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 16, 12:29AM
Comic-Con: the final frontier. This is the panel of Roddenberry Entertainment. Its 50-minute mission: to explore strange new worlds. (Cue Music). To seek out a roundtable discussion exploring the importance and relevancy of science fiction in today's society. To boldly go where no panel has gone before! (OK, may be a few.) Fundamental topics will include: science fiction's role in propelling society forward, what is logically possible in the future, and how the genre can, and should, inspire entire generations. This panel will shift into warp and set their phasers to “fun.” (That’s right, they went there.) Panelists include Star Trek producer Trevor Roth, and Mission Log producers and hosts John Champion and Ken Ray, Trek File’s host, Larry Nemecek, Shabam! producer Josh Kurz, author and feminist pop culture expert Jennifer Stuller and Comic Book Men’s Ming Chen. Moderated by Clare Kramer.

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 24ABC

1:30pm

Marvel Games Panel
Get an inside look at the latest and greatest from Marvel Games. Attendees will see exciting new content from Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Marvel's Iron Man VR, and Marvel's Avengers, with many unannounced surprises and panel exclusives. Moderator Greg Miller (loudmouth at KindaFunny.com) will be joined by Bill Rosemann (VP and creative director, Marvel Games) and other panelists from titles throughout the Marvel Games family.

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Hall H

1:45pm

SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout
Drop on the deck and flop like a fish because it's a celebration for 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants! Dive deep down into the making of SpongeBob's brand-new special “SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout!” with co-executive producers Vincent Waller and Marc Ceccarelli. Voice actors Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy), Mr. Lawrence (Plankton), and Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs) will discuss what it was like to portray their characters in front of the camera for the first time in this live action-animation hybrid episode. Plus, they're covering 20 years of nautical nonsense, so be sure to bring it around town!

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 6A

1:45pm

Undone
From acclaimed creators Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg (BoJack Horseman) comes Undone, a groundbreaking and genre-bending animated series about a young woman's complex journey to unlock her past and solve the mystery of her father's death. Alma Winograd-Diaz (Rosa Salazar) takes her mundane life one day at a time until a near-fatal accident induces visions of her late father, Jacob. Through these persistent visions, he urges her to tap into a mysterious ability that allows her to travel through space and time with the hopes of preventing his untimely death. This quest challenges Alma's relationships and brings into question her mental well-being with those closest to her. Purdy and Bob-Waksberg serve as executive producers, along with Noel Bright, Steven A. Cohen, and Tommy Pallotta. Dutch artist and filmmaker Hisko Hulsing served as the series director and production designer. Panelists include: Rosa Salazar, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Kate Purdy, and moderator Ben Travers. Undone is produced by Amazon Prime Video and Tornante Productions.

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

2:00pm

A Celebration of Stan Lee's Life and Legacy
Tom DeSanto (producer of X-Men and Transformers), Gill Champion (president of Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment and longtime business partner of Stan Lee), Bob Sabouni (CMO of Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment), and other panelists celebrate the life and legacy of Stan Lee and the unique influence he had and will continue to have on fans, creators, and pop culture worldwide. Panelists will share memories of Stan, talk about how he inspired their work, and discuss how his legacy will continue to be honored through future projects and endeavors. Fans will also have an opportunity to express the impact Stan had upon them.

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 5AB

2:00pm

Cartoon Legends Speak: Animators Celebrate Disney Anniversaries
It's SDCC 50, but anniversaries abound at Disney, too! Its Sleeping Beauty' s 60th, The Little Mermaid' s 30th, and The Lion King' s 25th, as well as Tarzan' s 20th and The Princess and the Frog' s 10th! Talented artists integral to creating these animated classics old and new will talk about their experience and the influence and importance of these features in the history and future of film. Scheduled to appear: Floyd Norman (animator, Sleeping Beauty; Disney Legend), Jane Baer (animator, Sleeping Beauty; founder, Baer Animation); Kathy Zielinksi (animator, The Little Mermaid), Nik Ranieri (animator, The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog), and Dave Bossert (visual effects animator, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid). Moderated by Leslie Combemale (ASIFA–Hollywood, CinemaSiren.com).

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 25ABC

2:00pm

DC Tom King
Don't miss your chance to hear Tom King speak about Batman, Mister Miracle, his journey from DC intern to New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award–winning author, and how his former life as a CIA operative inspires his outright intense and creative stories.

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 6DE

2:00pm

Earthsea Imagined
Charles Vess worked with award-winning writer Ursula K. Le Guin over the last four years of her life to bring her world of Earthsea to visual life. Over the course of thousands of emails, which in turn produced hundreds of preparatory drawings, he attempted to slide inside her brain. This presentation pulls aside the curtain to give a behind-the-scenes tour of how it was done.

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 32AB

2:00pm

Gnomes, Gunslingers, and Gelatinous Cubes: A Super-Fun Guide to Dungeons & Dragons and Tabletop RPGs
Welcome to a new edition of this popular panel series on everything to do with the wonderful world of Dungeons & Dragons and Tabletop RPGs. Both new and veteran players will be right at home as the panelists provide tips on roleplaying great characters, finding the right game for your playstyle, and making sure players and GMs are working together to create a fun gameplay experience. Plus, tips on the coolest RPGs to check out! Moderated by Jeff Burns (Super Geeked Up, Super Knocked Up) and featuring Omar Najam (co-host on El Rey Nation, Thank You For Questing!), Malika Lim Eubank (CEO of Hyper Rabbit Power Go), Stacy Dellorfano (founder of The ConTessa Foundation), Chris Czerniak (organizer of The San Diego Roleplaying Association, co-organizer of RPG's at Kingdom-Con), and Trip Hope (actor/producer – The League of S.T.E.A.M., The Human Race). And don't miss the opportunity to play RPGs with the panelists! They'll be running a gameplay session immediately after the panel in Pacific Ballroom 21 of the Marriott Marquis and another session on Saturday night at 8:00 in the same room. Join the adventure!

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

2:00pm

Hasbro Transformers
Celebrate 35 years of Transformers with a nod to the past, look at the present, and reveals of what the franchise has in store for the future. Since 1984 the brand has showcased the power of belief and wonder and the idea that there is always more than you expect! You will be able to travel behind the scenes of the new Cyberverse Chapter 2: Power of the Spark with sneak peeks of new characters never before encountered on Cybertron. You will also be the first to hear about new Transformers Generations toys that have yet to hit store shelves, straight from the design and marketing teams at Hasbro. Exciting new Transformers initiatives from trusted partners will be shared, as well as the induction of the 2019 Transformers Hall of Fame members. Be prepared for huge surprises and reveals seen first here! Panelists are Ben Montano, Sonal Majmudar, John Frazier, Sean Carmine Isabella, Mikiel Houser, and Ashley Creedon.

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 23ABC

2:00pm

Judge Dredd: Supercop or Satire?
He's the hardline cop bringing justice to the mean futuristic streets of Mega-City One, but is Judge Dredd a hero or a villain? Is he a law enforcement role model, or, in the light of recent years, is he becoming a worrying vision of the future? This panel of creators and commentators debate the pros and cons of the ultimate lawman of the future.

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 29AB

2:00pm

Learn How to Color Comics
Do you know how comic books are colored? Learn about the creative art of comic book coloring as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (Justice League, The Flash) and Kristy Miller (Femme Magnifique, Birds of Prey) demonstrate the step-by-step transformation of a comic book page from black and white to full color. Learn professional techniques for flatting, rendering, color holds, and special effects, along with top digital coloring tips. Q&A session.

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 11

2:00pm

Legion M: Fans Unite to Take Over Hollywood
How can you become part of Hollywood and get involved directly in films, TV shows, and digital content? Legion M is the world's first fan-owned entertainment company. Through equity crowdfunding, they've made it possible for anyone to become an entertainment investor. And it's more than simply being a “shareholder”—members have access to special screenings, industry events, and exclusive Legion M meet-ups. Legion M executives Paul Scanlan, Jeff Annison, Terri Lubaroff, David Baxter, and others will reveal how Legion M is involved with films like Bad Samaritan, Colossal, Mandy, Tolkien, and their latest films: Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, directed by Kevin Smith (Clerks), and Memory: The Origins of Alien directed by pop culture documentarian Alexandre O. Philippe (The People vs. George Lucas). They will also have updates on projects in development.

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 7AB

2:00pm

The Business of Podcasting
Okay, you have a great idea for a podcast. Now what? This panel brings together podcasters, sound engineers, and podcast advertising professionals to explain how to take your podcast from initial launch to monetization. They'll explore issues like choosing the right recording equipment and software, building an audience through social media, and getting advertising on your show. Bring your questions! Featuring Gary Kelly (creator, Murder We Wrote), Lindsay Piper Shaw (senior marketing consultant, Right Side Up; co-creator, Murder We Wrote), Devon Handy (creator, Hellbent), Abe Gomez (sound engineer, As Yet Untitled), and Keefe Kaupanger-Swacker (sound engineer, Bell Sound Studios).

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con: The Next Frontier
Glass ceilings have been shattered and shows and films such as Star Trek Discovery, Captain Marvel, Steven Universe, and Avengers: Endgame are major entries in terms of women's representation—but is it enough? What comes next on the journey to see more women and more types of women represented in pop culture? Tamara Brooks (DCComics.com, Geek & Sundry), Valerie Complex (film critic, screenwriter), Dani Fernandez (Nerdist, writer for Comedy Central), Jennifer Kretchmer (D&D Beyond's Heroes of the Vale, Veronica Mars), Toni Sanchez (writer/host, That Hashtag Show), and Jessica Tseang (Little Geek Girls, comic book historian) discuss recent breakthroughs and look toward the future for women's representation in the nerdy frontier.

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

2:00pm

The Science of the Acme Product Catalogue
The FGGGbT Brain Trust (Daniel J. Glenn, Dr. Michael Dennin, and Ben Siepser) break down the technology utilized by Wile E. Coyote in his relentless pursuit of the Roadrunner. From giant magnets to rocket shoes, jet-propelled unicycles, and Super Speed Vitamins, they will show you what is possible in the world of cartoon physics.

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Theater, Comic-Con Museum

2:00pm

Book Fights!
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 08, 11:38PM
Librarians from all around San Diego come together to battle over topics like Lord of the Rings vs. Game of Thrones, Best Manga Series, Marvel vs. DC, Best YA Series, and more! These fun interactions will lead to the audience deciding on which librarians are the most "Lit" of all! Modeled after the "Movie Fights!" series, six librarian's will have 5- 10-minute discussions on whether (X) is better than (Y) and have the audience decide who made the best argument for their picks. They'll cover the topics of comic books, manga, fantasy, and more. With Bijan Nowroozian (San Diego Public Library), Lydia Bringerud (San Diego Public Library), Vanessa Gempis (San Diego Public Library), Bill Sannwald (San Diego County Library), and Christina Wainwright.

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

Other People's (Intellectual) Property
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 10, 11:17PM
Pop culture is virtually built upon the foundation of intellectual properties, and geek fandom loves to delve deep into the lore of beloved fictional worlds. So how do companies get the chance to create products with other people's IPs, and what does it take to make sure a product is going to please die-hard fans? Jerry Bennington and Spencer Reeve of IDW Publishing and David Preti and Geoff Skinner of CMON Inc., and Chalie Chu of Oni Press discuss creating games and merchandise based on beloved IPs like Batman: The Animated Series, God of War, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, bloodborne, and Dragon Ball Z.

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 9

2:00pm

The Making of a Graphic Novel Publisher: Random House Graphic
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 09, 04:27PM
does a graphic novel publisher work? And what's involved with building one from square one? Petra Mayer (Books editor, NPR), Gina Gagliano (publishing director, Random House Graphic), and Whitney Leopard (senioreditor, Random House Graphic) host a discussion of the ins-and-outs of editing, design, marketing, and publicity and how they all come together to make great graphic novels.

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 28DE

2:00pm

Nancy Drew Exclusive Screening and Panel
Nancy Drew is a brilliant teenaged detective whose sense of self has come from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine—until her mother's untimely death derails Nancy's college plans. Devastated by her mother's passing, Nancy swears off crime solving, but when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation. A supernatural presence begins to haunt Nancy's investigation, and she discovers that the current crime has an astonishing connection to the unsolved murder of a local girl. Whether the ghost is here to help or hinder Nancy remains to be seen, but one thing's for sure: Nancy's going to have to unravel the clues from both the living and the dead to solve the crimes. Join series stars Kennedy McMann, Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, Alex Saxon, and Tunji Kasim, along with executive producers Noga Landau, Melinda Hsu-Taylor, and Stephanie Savage for an exclusive sneak peek of the first episode followed by a panel discussion. Moderated by Damian Holbrook of TV Guide Magazine. Nancy Drew will air Wednesdays this fall on The CW.

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom 20

2:00pm

Comics Arts Conference Session #4: What Women Want: Agency, Desire, and Community in Comics
Sydney Heifler (The University of Oxford) uses the historical treatment of romance comics as a case study of how both individual and collective memory affect the historiography of Western comics. Kathleen McClancy (Texas State University) examines how The Coldest City and Velvet engage with Cold War nostalgia to challenge the idea that either espionage or comics themselves were ever just for men. Sam Langsdale (University of North Texas) argues that Marvel's America queers normative depictions of mainstream superheroes to reevaluate what qualities make a superhero admirable in nonnormative, and thus ultimately more inclusive, ways.

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 26AB

2:15pm

Dragon Ball Z: 30th Anniversary Panel
One of the greatest action animated series of all time celebrates its 30th anniversary this year! Join legendary DBZ voice actors Sean Schemmel (Goku), Christopher R. Sabat (Vegeta), Sonny Strait (Krillin), and Monica Rial (Bulma) for a celebration 30 years in the making, along with DBZ super-fan Mohamed Sanu, wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons.

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 6BCF

2:30pm

Super 8 Daze
1970s teenagers Rob Hampton and John Morgan filmed Super 8 epics while growing up in New England. Decades later, these mini-blockbusters gained a huge new audience, attracting the attention of major websites. The two recount all the ingenuity and mischief of their childhood filmmaking adventures—a time when dinosaurs, aliens, and killer sharks ruled the backyard! Panelists include Rob Hampton (producer/co-director) and John Morgan (producer/co-director).

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

2:30pm

From Idea to Hired: Books, TV, Film, and Comics
Book agents and literary managers come together to answer all your questions about how to take your writing career from the blank page to sold. Bring your questions about markets, writing the breakout project, getting representation, what it takes to sell a book to film, and more. Panelists will give you the industry scoop—but no pitches, please. Panelists include Seth Fishman (The Gernert Company), Thao Le (Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency), Ava Jamshidi (Industry Entertainment Partners), Holly Root (Root Literary), and Lars Theriot (Industry Entertainment Partners).

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 24ABC

2:30pm

How Are Comics Changing the World for the Better?
Educators Zachary Brown, Timothy Stiven, Scott Sayre, and Teofilo Argrazal share the story of how they are practicing international diplomacy, building literacy, fostering citizen science, and promoting environmental stewardship by creating comics in schools. Come learn about their collaboration and how to build your own bridges across communities near and far with just a little creativity and imagination.

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 4

2:30pm

The Art and Magic of Comics Lettering: Discussions with Comicraft's Richard Starkings
Letterers are often overlooked but are an essential part of the magic that makes comic book stories come to life. From hand lettering Batman: The Killing Joke to digitally lettering his latest Elephantmen series, Richard Starkings has done it all, including starting his own lettering company, Comicraft. Listen to comiXologists Ivan Salazar and Taylor Morgan as they talk with Starkings about the often-unsung heroes of comics and what it takes to be a comic book letterer.

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 8

2:30pm

Drawing Comics with Carlos D'Anda (Bilingual)
Speaking in both Spanish and English, Carlos D'Anda will demonstrate his techniques in inking, pencilling, coloring, and layout. Carlos is an American comic book artist who has worked on Marvel's Star Wars comic. He is most famous for his work on Deathblow, Outsiders, and Batman: Arkham City. Recently, he has worked on DC Universe Online.

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 2

2:30pm

Writers' Coffeehouse at Comic-Con
Led by authors Peter Clines (Paradox Bound, Dead Moon), Delilah Dawson (Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire, No Country for Old Gnomes), Jonathan Maberry (V-Wars, Joe Ledger), and Scott Sigler (Earthcore, Generations Trilogy), this session focuses on the business of prose publishing. The Writers Coffeehouse is a bunch of writers sitting around talking about writing. No agendas, no requirements—just chat about markets, pitching and selling, conquering frustration and defeating writers block, and all of the good things that come from the community of writers. It's open to everyone—from absolute beginners to award winners and bestsellers. Just show up, hang out, and talk. Or don't talk—lurk in the back and take notes.

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

3:00pm

#ComicsForAll: Collection Development and Readers Advisory
Did you know that most comics don't get reviewed in professional journals? Or that most libraries don't have separate budgets for buying comics? Hear from librarians, specialists, and educators as they share their tips and tricks for how to build mindful, accessible, and locally relevant collections for readers from early literacy to adult in a range of formats from zines to webcomics to collected volumes. Hear their favorite comics (and why), their tools for buying and evaluating quality comics (including award lists like the Eisners), and their suggestions for what to read next. With Alea Perez, Andrew Woodrow-Butcher, Victoria Alvarado, Vincent (Vincey) Zalkind, Danielle Thomsen, and Carla Riemer.

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

3:00pm

Creating, Maintaining, and Growing a Free Community
With years of experience in keeping Streetpass San Diego going as the largest Nintendo meetup group in the nation, hear from Adolfo Coronel, Michelle Hernandez, Ben Avecilla, Jahaziel Aguilera, and Chris McAtamney for a how-to guide and tips on starting and keeping a community going as well as holding events for free. Learn how to get sponsorships, promotional materials, venues, and most important, community members. There will be a Q&A dedicated to helping anyone with questions or struggles with their group, community, or events.

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

3:00pm

D&D: All Bards
Comic-Con special guest Sam Sykes (Seven Blades in Black) will DM a bunch of authors playing an hour-long D&D session where everyone is a Bard and combat isn't allowed. The bold adventurers include Chuck Wendig (Wanderers), Paul Krueger (Steel Crow Saga), Pierce Brown (Dark Age), E. K. Johnston (Star Wars: Queen's Shadow), and Jim Zub (Monsters & Creatures; Warriors & Weapons).

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

3:00pm

Emergence
Beyond explanation . . . beyond understanding . . . lies the truth. Cast and executive producers will present a first look at the pilot episode of ABC's new drama series Emergence, followed by a panel discussion. This character-driven genre thriller follows a police chief who takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child's identity is at the center of it all. Panel participants include executive producers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters with cast members Allison Tolman, Donald Faison, Clancy Brown, Alexa Swinton, Owain Yeoman, Ashley Aufderheide, Robert Bailey Jr., and Zabryna Guevara.

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

3:00pm

Fair Use and Fan Engagement
WatchMojo leverages its relationships, copyright law, and common sense to build a business reaching 100 million unique viewers around the fair use doctrine and exception. With technology having radically redrawn the landscape and consumer behavior blowing the lid off traditional production and distribution models, it seems like the law and business practices have not yet caught up. Where does this leave fan engagement? In a future where everyone is a content creator, curator, and distributor of sorts, how open should the investors and creators of original intellectual property be? After all, Game of Thrones was one of the most pirated series ever, yet it also went on to become one of the most successful ever. HBO's decision to embrace its fan base spawned thousands of fan communities, series etc. which further propelled the franchise to global domination. In this discussion, WatchMojo founder Ashkan Karbasfrooshan brings a diverse set of perspectives on both sides of the debate to determine where the balance is between protecting rights holders versus the biggest proponents of fair use.

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

3:00pm

Go Fish!, Ultraduck, and Lovecraft: Arcanamation Nation
Go Fish! comes out this summer through Lionsgate, featuring the voices of Mark Hamill, Ron Perlman, and iJustine. Get a sneak peek of this animated feature film exclusive to SDCC. Ultraduck begins preproduction and you can see how Arcana produces their animated films in this unique behind-the-scenes look at Ultraduck's designs and character models. When the Howard Lovecraft trilogy finished in 2018, Arcana immediately began developing Miskatonic, an animated TV series, and will debut the short film showing the world of Miskatonic. As always, there are very special panelists that will be on hand. Free toys, books, shirts, and DVDs for asking questions and participating. You'll have a R'lyeh good time!

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 32AB

3:00pm

Inglorious Treksperts: Celebrating 40 Years of Star Trek: The Motion Picture
The co-hosts of the only podcast for Star Trek fans with a life, Inglorious Treksperts, Mark A. Altman (The 50 Year Mission, Free Enterprise) and Daren Dochterman (Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Director's Edition) take the center seat to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture with a special live podcast presentation devoted to the movie that started it all as they are joined by panelists Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise, ST: TNG Special Edition), and Bill Hunt (The Digital Bits). Relive the overlooked and underappreciated genius of the original Star Trek movie that first began the human adventure. Transmit now!

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 5AB

3:00pm

New Toys, Action Figures, and Statues with Entertainment Earth's Adam Pawlus
What does the future hold for toys? Adam Pawlus, resident Toy Evangelist of Entertainment Earth, brings decades of toy industry experience to the table. Get ready for news, pictures, and maybe even an in-person look at new and never-before-seen toys, action figures, and collectibles. They're so new, they're still secret! See new reveals, upcoming exclusives, and any other secrets he could wrestle from some of the biggest toy companies. Will there be freebies? Might there be trivia? Will he bring a slide show? All will be revealed . . . except for all the stuff that's being kept quiet for later!

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 9

3:00pm

Sarah's Channel: A Very Sci-Fi Beauty Vlog (Q&A with Star Claudia O'Doherty and Creators)
A discussion with star Claudia O'Doherty (Love, Trainwreck), creator Nick Coyle, and producers Karen Colston and Robbie Miles about the production of the series for YouTube and television simultaneously, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes video, moderated by Armen Weitzman (Silicon Valley, Another Period).

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

3:00pm

Skybound: In Conversation with Robert Kirkman
Comic book creator, writer, and executive producer Robert Kirkman answers questions from fans and discusses his latest projects, including The Walking Dead, Invincible, Oblivion Song, and more.

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 6A

3:00pm

Spotlight on Marv Wolfman
Writer/editor, Eisner Hall of Fame inductee, and Comic-Con special guest Marv Wolfman talks about his 50-year career in comics, animation, novels, and video game writing with moderator and writer Tom King. They'll discuss his work, the companies he's worked for, and the many characters he's worked on. Marv will also answer all questions (well, maybe not all!).

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 11

3:00pm

The Secret History of Comic Book Coloring
Coloring is finally being recognized as a vital element of comic book art. The techniques and technology used in coloring have seen huge changes over the years, with each new revolution defining a new era in comics. Panelists Maggie Thompson (editor, Comic Buyers Guide), Tony Tollin (colorist, Green Lantern, The Shadow), Marissa Louise (colorist, Hex Wives, Doom Patrol), Hope Nicholson (publisher, Bedside Press), and Anina Bennett (editor, Dark Horse, First Comics) will trace that history from the Golden Age to today's digital age—revealing secrets like why Superman's cape was bright red, what went wrong in the '90s, and how computers led to the rise of the individual color artist.

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 29AB

3:00pm

What Is the Future of Comics? With Neal Adams
Three decades ago, Neal Adams set the standards for a new world of comic book characters and stories. For another creator, this might seem to be enough for any career, but Neal is back setting new standards, new directions, and new technology for the future of comics. To quote Neal, ”Back then, we were living in the Stone Age, and it was enough to do to bring comics into the 20th century. Now is the time to bring comics into the future. What is the future? I'm about to tell you.” A big order even for Neal Adams, but he will give you chapter and verse of where comics are going, and it's definitely an incredible place to go.

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 23ABC

3:00pm

35th Anniversary of Ghostbusters
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 16, 08:29PM
Over three decades ago, four men, the iconic Ecto-1, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man entered our lives. Since then, the proton pack is a constant cosplay want, and fans can’t help singing along to the classic theme song. The franchise spawned countless comics and animated series. Jessica Tseang (founder, Positive Pop Culture/Persisted Media Group) leads a fan appreciation discussion about the longevity of this franchise, and the deep love of the fandom.

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Theater, Comic-Con Museum

3:00pm

Farscape: The Official 20th Anniversary
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 15, 04:50PM
You're invited to a frelling awesome panel where creators and actors discuss their favorite moments from The Jim Henson Company's award-winning hit sci-fi series, now available on Amazon Prime. Featuring stars from the show including Ben Browder (Farscape, Stargate SG-1) as John Crichton, and Gigi Edgley (Farscape, Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge) as Chiana. Hear about this fall's Hollywood costume party and what the future holds for Farscape from Brian Henson (executive producer, director; chairman of The Jim Henson Company) and creator Rockne S. O'Bannon (Farscape, Defiance). Moderated by James Ganiere (CEO, Rio Vista Universal).

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB

3:00pm

Giving Voice to Independent Creators
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 08, 10:34PM
Do you have a story to tell? Would you like to see more characters and stories that relate to you? Maybe it's time to write your own! Led by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press), panelists Lisa K. Weber (artist, Hex11), Kelly Sue Milano (writer, Hex11), and Lynly Forrest (editor/producer, Hex11), along with indie creators MOM (artist, Viewbox), Travis Rivas (writer, Super-Abled Comics), and David F. Walker (writer, Bitter Root) will talk about creating comics outside the mainstream and offer tips on exactly how to do it.

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 28DE

3:00pm

Graphic Memory
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 18, 03:56PM
There are many truths to every story and many tales that paint a picture of a certain event or time. Evoking a sense of that time, place, and feeling is not an easy task. Just as a scent on a breeze can transport us back in time, so can the perfect graphic novel. Learn from Comic-Con special guests how they use history, memory, and emotion to tell moving and personal stories. Panelists include Ebony Flowers (Hot Comb), Ulli Lust (How I Tried to Be a Good Person), Paco Roca (The House), Seth (It's A Good Life), Mary Fleener, along with Jason Lutes and moderator Charles Brownstein.

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 25ABC

3:00pm

This is Wrestling: The Joey Ryan Story
It took a career of hard work to make Joey Ryan a professional. It took one grab of his crotch to make him an international sensation. Go behind the scenes and below the belt for the viral life of Joey Ryan, one of the most colorful characters in wrestling’s explosive transformation.  Panelists include director James Agiesta and producer Katy Dierks (The Jim Jefferies Show).

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

3:15pm

Teen Titans Go! New Episode Premiere and Q&A
Go! Teen Titans Go! The Titans return to San Diego to kick off your Comic-Con weekend waffle fights, meatball parties and . . . if you're good, they might show a brand-new episode too! Producers and members of the voice cast will show attendees an awesome time covering this favorite animated series. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Mondays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 6DE

3:30pm

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The cast and producers of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. take over Hall H for the first time ever! Be the first to hear the scoop about the show-stopping conclusion for season 6 and what awaits in season 7 of Marvel's flagship television show. With your favorite stars in attendance, including Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, and Jeff Ward, along with executive producers Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Jeff Bell, and Jeph Loeb, this is a must-see panel to celebrate seven seasons with the world's greatest fans! This action-packed series from Marvel Television and ABC Studios airs Fridays at 8/7c on ABC.

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hall H

3:30pm

Remembering Stan Lee
Fans remember the life and legacy of the legendary Stan Lee. Starting with Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics in 1961, Stan (together with fellow co-creator artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko) brought to life the Hulk, Doctor Strange, Daredevil, and our favorite neighborhood Spider-Man! This panel will celebrate with a collection of fan art and the best of Stan's cameos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, plus stories from those who knew Stan and his genuine appreciation for his fans. Moderated by Christine Quimbo and Anastasia Hunter.

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 6BCF

3:30pm

Seduction of the Immigrant: Filipino and Spanish Artists in 1970s American Comics
Panelists will explore comic art of the Philippines and Spain prior to the 1970s and then cover how major American comics publishers recruited these artists to work in the U.S. The presentation will cover the work of Tony DeZuniga, Nestor Redondo, Alfredo Alcala, Alex Niño, José “Pepe” González, Sanjulián, Enrich, Esteban Maroto, and Auraleón, among others. Topics will include how "poaching" foreign talent impacted indigenous industries, its influence on American comic art and specific genres, and the negative impact on the artists' rights movement of that same period in this country. Panelists include Jim Thompson and Alex Grand of Comic Book Historians with N. Scott Robinson of Globo Comico.

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 26AB

3:30pm

The Mark, Sergio, and Stan Show
It's most of the crew who bring you the bumbling adventures of Groo the Wanderer, talking about what they do and why they do it. See the award-winning team of Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier along with Stan Sakai (the creator of Usagi Yojimbo). They'll be discussing the latest Groo miniseries, many upcoming projects, and why Mark doesn't get paid for the work he does on their comic. Then again, he's not getting paid for writing this panel description either.

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 8

3:30pm

Webcomics: Truth in Four Panels
In this era of misinformation and fake news, truth emerges from unlikely sources. The comic strip, long a medium of quick one-liners and sight-gags, is becoming more credible than the news medium that originally birthed it. Webcomics creators JR Gervais (YoungCannibals.net) and Eddie deAngelini (CollectorsComic.com) explain how lies can't hide in four panels. The simplicity of this medium allows these two cartoonists to tell their truths in a powerful, yet relatable way. Moderator Jeremy Wein (founder, NYC Podfest) will lead JR and Eddie in a rousing Q&A. Ask a good enough question, and there may be a prize in store!

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 4

3:30pm

SYFY WIRE's The Great Debate
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 16, 07:31PM
Let’s settle this inside! Fearless captain Aisha Tyler (Archer, Criminal Minds) returns with a new group of celebrity nerds for one of Comic-Con’s most popular panels. Join Felicia Day (The Magicians, Supernatural), Thomas Lennon (Reno 911, The Odd Couple), Travis McElroy (My Brother, My Brother and Me; The Adventure Zone), Amber Nash (Archer), Naomi Ekperigin (co-host of podcast Couples Therapy), and Dani Fernandez (iHeartRadio’s Nerdificent, Ralph Breaks the Internet) as they debate some of the biggest, best, and funniest issues in the geekverse. Is Darth Vader a worse parent than Homer Simpson? Were you sadder to see the MCU end, or Game of Thrones? Who is science fiction’s ultimate coolest Captain? You’ll vote on all the winners, so remember: with great paddle comes great responsibility. Plus, you can get your own questions argued by Earth’s Mightiest Debaters!

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom 20

3:30pm

Women on the Dark Side
UPDATED: Sun, Jul 07, 05:47PM
Not all female artists/creators are about unicorns and glittery vampires and silly pseudo-bondage. Some women create truly dark and challenging art and content, with just enough humor and whimsy to counterbalance all that darkness. Whether it's comic books, novels, or art, these are the women who are creating content that connects with the deeper, darker side of all of us. Panelists include Mairghread Scott (Netflix's Magic, The Gathering, Marvel Rising), MD Marie (Vindication), Susan Lee (founder, Women on The Dark Side), and Madeleine Holly-Rosing (Boston Metaphysical Society), moderated by Joelle Monique (Black Girl Nerds).

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 24ABC

4:00pm

Apex Comics Publishing Group 2019-2020 Exclusive Previews
William Shatner War Chronicles and Stan Lee's God Woke writer/artist/publisher Mariano Nicieza (Phazer, Blackray, Blue Sultan, Agent Three Zero) will feature exciting new creator-owned projects with SDCC exclusive premiere announcements. Apex reveals sneak-peek art and information about upcoming releases Atomic Age and Split City. Also, a look at the sci-fi comedy feature film project Kelly & Lisa Save the World from Aliens. Special project previews with Frank Lovece (Atomic Age), Wilson Ramos Jr. (Phazer), Mark Torres (Designated Survivor), Aaron Turner (Grapple), Billy Oertel (Grapple), Maxwell Chandler (Grapple), Tom Vargas (Factory Entertainment), Linda Castillion (Card.com).

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 29AB

4:00pm

Batman and the Secret Origin of Bill Finger
Tom King (Batman, Mister Miracle) and Marc Andreyko (Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77, Supergirl) lead a discussion and Q&A with Marc Tyler Nobleman (Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman) on his nine-year campaign to add Bill Finger to the Batman credit line and the unprecedented documentary Batman & Bill, which has been compared to (no joke) everything from This Is Us and Serial to Rocky and Citizen Kane.

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 23ABC

4:00pm

Captain Action: Adventures in Animation and Fan Art Contest
Captain Action, the first superhero action figure, celebrates collecting, customization, and entrepreneurial passion with a behind-the-scenes-look at animation development, announcing new publishing efforts, and the all-ages animation, with CAKE as their international distributor. This year, Captain Action will celebrate fan creations with a focus on Fan Art—awarding the grand prize during the panel. Panelists include Scott Dunbier (IDW), Harold Sipe (Little Monsters Cards), Michael Polis (Atomic Toybox), J. C. Vaughn (The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide), Michael Crawford (MWC Toys), and Daniel Pickett (Action Figure Insider). Moderated by Ed Catto (Captain Action).

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 32AB

4:00pm

Comic Universes in Mixed Reality
Ted Schilowitz, futurist at Paramount Pictures, and Ben Wolstenholme, founder and comic book artist at MadeFire discuss the creative and technological evolution of the comic art form in wearable mixed reality technology. They'll show screen-capture sneak peeks of comic book characters and comic universes in mixed reality utilizing Magic Leap and Hololens wearable devices. At the end of the session, Ben and Ted will hold a trivia contest, and five winners will get a firsthand look at comic creation in Magic Leap and Hololens at Comic-Con, and one winner will be invited to lunch with Ted at the Executive Dining Room at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood and a visit to MadeFire HQ, as well as snowcones with Ben in Emeryville, CA!

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 7AB

4:00pm

ComiXolgy Originals: Creator-Owned Comics and Beyond
Join comiXology's head of content Chip Mosher and a surprise cast of beloved comic creators and rising-star talent to get the scoop on an all-new, yet-to-be-announced comiXology Originals series direct from the creators making it! They'll wow the crowd with stories on the process of bringing creator-owned comics to life and what it's like pushing the envelope with digital comics, and beyond.

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 28DE

4:00pm

Drawing Groups: Turning Fans into Comics Creators
A panel with The Accidental Aliens: Scott Lost (2nd Shift, Wanderers of Melisanda), Andi Dukleth (FedUP, Live from the Apocalypse), Emily Rocha (ATLA, There's Something in the Green Flash), Tristan Whitehouse (The Adventures of Terrick Zion, APEX), Terry Mayo (The Wicked Righteous, Head of State), Lee Kohse (Star Wars, Ichor: Omicron Fel), Dylan Grey (Tale of Rust), Drah Hard (Space Sass, Boombap), and moderator Travis Rivas (Unstoppable Cherub, Super-Abled Comics). Have you wondered how to make comics all while holding down a 9-to-5 job? Learn how to create your own comics network and community and how to push each other to hit deadlines, reach goals, and publish your comics work.

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

4:00pm

Screenwriting: Turn Your Idea into a Screenplay
Screenwriters Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow), Georgia Lee (The Expanse), James Janowsky (SVA), Jason Brown (producer of The Expanse, Ben-Hur), and Jacob Robinson (producer at Tractor Pants, Legendary Pictures) will give attendees a look at how writing for the screen differs from writing for any other medium. And more than that, they'll discuss how the business of Hollywood works—the dos and don'ts of it all. Most important, they'll discuss taking an idea and shaping it into a coherent story and screenplay, ready to shoot! Moderated by Andy Schmidt (Guardians of the Galaxy).

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 11

4:00pm

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

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 25ABC

4:00pm

The 4:30 Movie: 1989 Week
The co-hosts of the popular Electric Surge podcast, The 4:30 Movie, will curate an all-new fantasy theme week devoted to the films of 1989. Will the Dark Knight dance in the pale moonlight of Monday, or will Indiana Jones throw his hat into the ring? Will they Do the Right Thing or will Harry meet Sally on Tuesday? Will they enter The Abyss, or will they find out what God needs with a Starship on Wednesday—and will Friday be a most Excellent Adventure or a Field of Dreams? Find out this and more as Mark A. Altman (CW's Pandora, The Librari ans), Ashley E. Miller (Thor, Lore, Black Sails), Steve Melching (The Clone Wars, Rebels), and Daren Dochterman (Master and Commander, The Chronicles of Riddick) go back to the future . . . again. Hey, wait a second . . .

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 5AB

4:00pm

To Shell and Back: An Exclusive TMNT Creator Panel
It's creator COWABUNGA time! Don't miss out on this history-making Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles panel as three generations of TMNT creators take the stage to celebrate the history, fandom, and success of the Heroes in a Half Shell! The audience will have rare access to co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward (Nickelodeon's Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), executive producer Ciro Nieli (Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and legendary TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman. These award-winning creators will answer fan questions, share audience giveaways, and unveil never-before-seen, original TMNT art. Moderated by Mike Cecchini (Den of Geek).

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

4:00pm

Be a Financial Superhero
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 10, 10:00PM
Do you dream about quitting your day job to pursue your passion of being an artist, writer, or professional in the industry? Are you already in the business and need help with figuring out how to budget between paid contracts, deal with taxes, or determine the best way to raise and save cash for future projects? Perhaps you just want to be a financial superhero for yourself and your family and invest in your future. Sean Nisil (certified financial planner) and Karen Martin (The Princess Project) will present an entertaining and educational panel on superhero financial planning and best practices for artists, writers, industry professionals, and all others interested. Eric Atilano (loan officer, Guild Mortgage), Steve Grady (owner, Steve Grady Insurance Services), and Neil Narvaez (Pro Tax Services, Nerdy Finance) will also be on hand to discuss building good credit, health insurance, and tax issues. The discussion will follow with a Q&A of industry professionals including Erik Arreaga (comic illustrator, Erik Arreaga Art), Chris Neuhahn (Emmy Award–winning producer and animator, Dreamworks Animation, Activision), and Alonso Nunez (founder and art director, Little Fish Comic Book Studio) who will cover business successes and challenges in their fields.

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

4:00pm

Hasbro Power Rangers
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 09, 04:38PM
It's the Power Ranger Power Hour, featuring morphinominal reveals and first-looks across product and content. Be the first to see new Power Rangers Lightning Collection figures and other products yet to hit shelves, as well as sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes looks at entertainment, followed by Q&A with the design, marketing, and studio teams from Hasbro. Go Go Power Rangers! Panelists: Beth Bamrick, Mona Ahn, Paul Strickland, Melissa Flores, Sondra Wiener, Vanessa Fung and Nick Laub.

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9

4:00pm

Will Eisner: Graphic Novels and the Opportunity for Retailers, Educators, and Librarians to Join Forces for the Greater Good
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 09, 11:58PM
As the number of graphic novels continues to gain momentum, so too does the opportunity to create new partnerships between teachers, librarians, and retailers. How do we as a community harness this moment? What sort of possibilities does this bring? Come for this insightful conversation on the new frontiers that are rapidly opening up for our community. Moderator John Shableski (Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation/UDON Entertainment) hosts Moni Barrette (librarian), Jewyl Clarke (San Diego County Office of Education), Derek Heid (educator), Tio Lavranos (retailer), Tina Lerno (librarian), and Rachel Parker (retailer).

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

4:00pm

How to Draw as a Comic Pro
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 11, 10:13PM
Comic Pro Boot Camp (CPBC) is made up of four industry professionals with the heart and mind to teach fans and potential future comic book artists how to polish their comic book pages and prepare them for professional presentation. Panelists will discuss the mission of the group and how they play a role in future talents. They will also do live art demonstrations from major talents like Kim Jung Gi, Stanley Lau (Artgerm), Whilce Portacio, and Ryan Benjamin.

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 2

4:15pm

Stumptown
Based on the Stumptown graphic novel, ABC's new drama series follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders), a strong, assertive, and sharp-witted Army veteran with a complicated love life, a gambling debt, and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great P.I., but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police. Panel participants include cast members Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson, Michael Ealy, Camryn Manheim, Tantoo Cardinal, Cole Sibus, and Adrian Martinez, with executive producer Jason Richman and Stumptown graphic novel author Greg Rucka.

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

4:15pm

Adapting Source Material for Film and TV
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 11, 06:31PM
Industry producers and writers discuss how to take fandom properties and adapt them for the big or small screen. Panelists include David Alpert (executive producer, The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead), Maggie Bandur (Co-EP, Deadly Class, Powerless), M. Raven Metzner (Co-EP and writer, Sleepy Hollow, Iron Fist), and Akela Cooper (producer; Luke Cage, American Horror Story). Moderated by Geoff Boucher (Deadline).

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 6A

4:20pm

Real Men
This documentary traces the development of the Tough Guy from the beginnings of Bogart to the role models of today while offering a new critical assessment of macho cinema. The film is a stunning reexamination of how manhood works for the big screen and its influence on men around the world.

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:20pm - 5:35pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

4:30pm

DC Spotlight: Greg Capullo
Fan favorite and legendary Greg Capullo, the acclaimed artist known for his work on Batman and DC Metal, has the full DC Spotlight shining on him as we delve in-depth on what was, what is, and tease what’s yet to come. From his early DC days on the Batman comic to his final Batman story with collaborator Scott Snyder, in Batman: Last Knight on Earth, and all things in between, be here for this exclusive panel that will give you insight into one of the genre’s most influential artists.

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 8

4:30pm

From Fandom to the Front Office
A conversation with Paul Levitz (former president and publisher, DC Comics, Eisner Award–winning writer and nominee for the Eisner Hall of Fame) conducted by George Gustines, a journalist at The New York Times. Take a look behind the scenes of some of the most controversial and important developments in comics over the past four decades.

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 4

4:30pm

Higher, Further, Faster. Are We There Yet?
Female superheroes are finally getting their due on screen and reigning at the box office. Star Wars now centers on a female Jedi, Black Panther brought a dynamic array of female characters to the MCU, and there is the first female Doctor since the character's 1963 debut. Women-owned companies like Jordandené and subscription boxes like FanMail provide female-fan-forward fashion and merchandising opportunities that didn't exist a decade ago. Online commentary from sites like SYFYFangrrls, fangirl-run podcasts, and events like GeekGirlCon continue to successfully challenge the notion that fandom is a male-dominated space. So why are women still having to prove themselves as consumers and community members, as well as pop culture enthusiasts and producers? Why has the “fake geek girl” myth persisted? Join Jennifer K. Stuller (Ink-Stained Amazon; co-founder GeekGirlCon), Suzanne Scott (UT Austin, Fake Geek Girls), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex, Shadow of the Batgirl), Britta Lundin (Ship It, Riverdale), Rose Del Vecchio (FanMail), and Rebecca M. Davis (NW POC Geeks; Nerdlesque MC; GeekGirlCon), and C. B. Lee (Not Your Sidekick; Not Your Villain) as they punch holes in the sky for a dynamic, inquisitive, compassionate, community-building discussion exploring how far they've come culturally as female fans, struggles they still face as cultural critics and culture makers—and ways for us all to go higher, further, and much much faster.

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 26AB

4:30pm

Horror Times Two: Critters Attack! and The Banana Splits Movie
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings a double dip of upcoming horror films in Critters Attack! and The Banana Splits Movie (both produced by Blue Ribbon Content in conjunction with SYFY). Inspired by the film series from the '80s and '90s, Critters Attack! follows 20-year-old Drea (Tashiana Washington), who reluctantly takes a job babysitting for a professor of a college she hopes to attend. Struggling to entertain the professor's children along with her own little brother, Drea takes them on a hike, unaware that mysterious alien critters have crash-landed and started devouring every living thing they encounter. Dee Wallace (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), who starred in the original Critters as Helen Brown and returns to the franchise in the mysterious role of Aunt Dee, and Tashiana Washington (Shaft, Gimme Shelter) will be on the panel alongside director Bobby Miller (The Cleanse), Critters puppeteer Keith Arbuthnot (Eureka, The Cabin in the Woods), voice of the Critters Steve Blum (Cowboy Bebop), and Blue Ribbons' Peter Girardi. The Banana Splits Movie offers a new take on the classic characters from the late 1960s The Banana Splits Adventure Hour variety program. In the horror thriller, a boy named Harley and his family go to a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley. But things take an unexpected turn—and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom, and their new pals safely escape? Panelists include writers Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas (Raven's Home, My Super Psycho Sweet 16), actor Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries), Blue Ribbon's Peter Girardi, and the voice of the Banana Splits, Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons). Critters Attack! lands on Earth on July 23 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital. The Banana Splits Movie comes to Digital on August 13 and Blu-ray and DVD on August 27.

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 6DE

4:30pm

The Art of Ghibli
Have you ever thought about what goes on behind the scenes of the anime films and television series we all know and love? Would you like to learn the trade secrets and day-to-day job profiles of one of Japan's most lucrative industries? Well here's your chance to find out with anime industry insider Kihara Hirokatsu. Kihara will talk about his time working on some of the most iconic anime films of all time. Attendees will also have a chance to glimpse some incredibly rare pieces of animation history! Kihara Hirokatsu formerly worked at the Studio Ghibli production desk and was involved in Laputa: Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, and Kiki's Delivery Service. Nowadays he writes ghost stories and MCs at monster conventions. His most famous work is Tales of Terror: Haunted Apartment, which has been a crucial contributor to many other hits in this genre.

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

4:30pm

The Super-Awesome Pro Writers AMA Smackdown
This panel of pro writers are ready and willing to answer (almost) any questions you have about what it takes to earn a living as a writer in the 21st century. Trying to break in as a screenwriter? Animation writer? Video game writer? Comic book scribe? Maybe you're dreaming about publishing that first novel, but you're not sure which way to go. Is it better to take the indie route? Aim for the traditional New York path? Will you need an agent? What about book marketing? How do you build a writer brand? What's the reality of selling books and comics at conventions? Will brick-and-mortar bookstores go the way of the dinosaurs? Is Amazon really the future? Panelist include Neo Edmund (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Red Riding Alpha Huntress Chronicles), Charlotte Fullerton (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic, Ben 10 Alien Force/Ultimate Alien/Omniverse), Brandon Easton (Marvel's Agent Carter, Transformers: War of Cybertron Siege), Marv Wolfman (Teen Titans, former editor of DC Comics), and Russell Nohelty (WannaBe Press, Katrina Hates the Dead).

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 24ABC

4:45pm

Cobra Kai: Past, Present, and Future
Hear from the cast and creators of the hit YouTube Original Series Cobra Kai, which launched its second season last spring to another round of fanfare and critical acclaim. From its iconic roots in The Karate Kid film franchise to the current YouTube series, fans can learn the moves it took to bring these popular characters back for a new generation—and try to wrestle free the surprises in store for its upcoming third season.

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Ballroom 20

4:45pm

His Dark Materials Panel and Q&A Session
Adapting Philip Pullman's award-winning trilogy, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, His Dark Materials follows Lyra, a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. The series is executive produced by Jane Tranter, Jack Thorne, Julie Gardner, Tom Hooper, Toby Emmerich, Deborah Forte, and Dan McCulloch. Cast panelists include Dafne Keen as Lyra, James McAvoy as Lord Asriel, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby, and Ruth Wilson as Mrs. Coulter. The panel will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly editor-in-chief, JD Heyman.

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Hall H

4:45pm

Home Movies 20th Anniversary Reunion
The classic adult swim animated series is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the first-ever Home Movies panel. The fan-fave series is feted with a cast reunion featuring co-creators Loren Bouchard (Bob's Burgers) and Brendon Small (Metalocalypse), plus cast members H. Jon Benjamin (Archer, Bob's Burgers) and Melissa Galsky (Bob's Burgers). Revisit your favorite characters, episodes, and more with the team that brought them to you!

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 6BCF

5:00pm

All Things RPG-E: Geek & Sundry
Role-playing game entertainment (or RPG-E) has never been more popular, and Geek & Sundry has been a pioneer in creating much of the RPG-based programming fans love. This panel will cover the range of G&S's RPG-E content and delve into this popular style of collaborative game-based storytelling, fueled by imagination and presented as content for an audience of gaming enthusiasts as well as anyone who likes a good story. Hear from both the creators and the talent as they share personal stories, insider advice, and thoughts on the future of this new and exciting entertainment format. Moderated by Denise Pantoja (producer, Relics and Rarities) and featuring Deborah Ann Woll (Relics and Rarities, Marvel's Daredevil, True Blood), Jason Charles Miller (Starter Kit), Amy Dallen (Callisto-6. TBD RPG), B. Dave Walters (Vampire: The Masquerade: LA by Night; writer; Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish), and Eric Campbell (Callisto*6, Shield of Tomorrow).

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 7AB

5:00pm

Artist as Brand, Rise of the Artist Entrepreneur
Greg Spalenka (artist/educator in publishing, film, DC Comics, Titan Books) moderates this annual panel discussion on art career sustainability. Learn strategies on how to create an income from your talent on your own terms. Featuring Daniel and Dawna Davis (founders of Steam Crow, publisher of monster products, Monster Rangers), Melissa Pagluica (writer, comic book artist, author of Above the Clouds), Ray Chou and Vincenzo Ferriero (founders of Mythopoeia, Skies of Fire), Ashleigh Izienicki (illustrator, artist entrepreneur, Instagram master).

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

5:00pm

CCI 50: Comics in San Diego
San Diego is home to a thriving, year-round comics culture! For 50 years, San Diegans have innovated comics creativity, publishing, and fandom in a way that's rippled out across the world. Meet some of the visionaries who have called San Diego home and learn how their work has changed comics and continues to define this city as a beacon for comics lovers across the globe.

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 32AB

5:00pm

Comic Story Clinic
Have an idea for a comic story or character but can't seem to focus it? Veteran comic writer/editor Barbara Kesel (Watchmen, Hellboy, Star Wars), editor/writer/educators Danny Fingeroth (Spider-Man, Write Now magazine), and Dani Colman (Image, Academy of Art University), along with Archie Comics co-president Alex Segura (Pete Fernandez Miami Mystery series, Lethal Lit podcast) and others offer tips on how to strengthen your pitch, characters, or story concept and help you look at the project from the standpoint of an editor or artist who will have to draw it. In this combination panel and workshop, they'll also address specific obstacles that attendees might have with their projects. Moderated by Fast Company 's Sue Karlin.

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

5:00pm

DC Batman Art Academy
Sharpen your pencils and bring your notebooks, because class is in session! DC is proud to be home to some of the most talented artists working in comics today. This fan-favorite lineup of artists—Bernard Chang, Jock, Dustin Nguyen, Dexter Soy—will present a unique look into their visual approaches to your all-time favorite DC superhero, Batman!

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 11

5:00pm

How to Make a Webcomic You'll Actually Finish
Maya Kern (Monster Pop!) dives into the nitty gritty process of making webcomics. She frequently talks about making comics focus purely on content—your drawing ability, your big cool idea, or how awesome your cast is—and completely ignore what it's like to live as a human being with a life and a schedule and bills while trying to make your own independent comic. This panel offers a presentation that examines comic making thru the lens of sustainability, with a Q&A session at the end.

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 9

5:00pm

Makeup Effects on a Budget
Makeup effects artist Jeff Barkley (Break of Dawn) will discuss and demonstrate using household materials and inexpensive makeup items to create a character makeup. He will be joined by professional cosplayers Trey Barkley (Sparrows Flight) and Desiree Preston (Enasi Volz) for Q&A during the demo.

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

5:00pm

Prism Awards: Diversity and Recognition in Comics
The winners of the Third Annual Prism Awards will be revealed in this part panel discussion and part awards ceremony full of fabulous fun! Founders Maia Kobabe (Gender Queer: A Memoir), Ted Abenheim (Prism Comics), and Nina L. Taylor Kester (Cartoon Art Museum/Queer Comics Expo), and judges Heidi McDonald (Comics Beat) and Mey Rude will discuss the awards and their emerging role in recognizing, promoting, and celebrating diversity and excellence in the field of queer comics and present the handcrafted Prism Awards to the winning creators. Plus, you never know what queer icons just might show up!

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 28DE

5:00pm

Sartorial Geek Live
Jordan Ellis (founder of Jordandené, co-editor of The Sartorial Geek) will be in conversation with Sam Maggs (senior writer, Insomniac Games; author, Girl Squads and The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy) about Sam's bestselling books, work on video games, and life as a fangirl.

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

5:00pm

Vulture's The Business of Comics
Vulture's Abraham Riesman leads an in-depth conversation with an accomplished panel of veteran comics executives, retailers, and distributors to explore the secrets of what it takes to succeed in the business of comics—from the direct market and bookstores to licensing and Hollywood. With Hunter Gorinson (VP brand and content strategy, Hivemind), Tim Lenaghan (VP purchasing, Diamond Comic Distributors), Heidi MacDonald (editor, The Beat), Filip Sablik (president, BOOM!), Dinesh Shamdasani (former CEO, Valiant), and Robert Young (owner, Borderlands Comics and Games).

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 25ABC

5:00pm

Will Eisner: Defending Comics/Graphic Novels as "Real Reading"
As the market for graphic novels continues to explode, especially in the educational space, the need for these conversations remains at the highest level. Parents and administrators are still fighting the concept of comics as literature, and the educators on this panel have excellent methods for addressing these challenges. Moderated by John Shableski, panelists include Erin Hill, Lisa Harrison, Joe Onks, Nichole Santangelo, and Amy Pitotti.

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

5:00pm

Working in Comics: The Folks Behind-the-Scenes
Do you love comics? Have you always dreamed of working in the industry? Sarah Gaydos (editor-in-chief at Oni Press), Shing Yin Khor (Kickstarter Thought Leader 2019), Cara O'Neil (social media strategist at Dark Horse Comics), Chloe Ramos-Peterson (library market sales representative at Image Comics), Nancy Spears (vice president of sales at DC Publishing), and Michele Wells (VP and executive editor for DC Books for Young Readers) discuss the opportunities awaiting you in the comics industry. From editorial positions to marketing representatives to legal advisors to accountants, there's a job in comics for you!

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 23ABC

5:00pm

Games Changers: Women Entrepreneurs Rewriting the Rules of the Games Industry
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 15, 05:32PM
Video games have changed a lot over the past decade. But the games industry and studio culture have been slow to change. This panel presents several women, each with years of experience working on successful game titles, who have decided to shape their own careers and reshape the industry they love. Leah Hoyer (Level Headed Games, Telltale, Xbox), Jessie Quinn (Leaftail Labs, Xbox, Bungie), Genese Davis (Omensight, The Holder's Dominion), Kate Edwards (Geogrify, IGDA), and Theresa Duringer (Temple Gates Games) talk about working in games and the future they see for the industry.

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 5AB

5:00pm

Manga Publishing Industry Roundtable
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 15, 08:16PM
Manga in North America are enjoying a new “golden age.” More manga and light novels are hitting the shelves in bookstores and comic shops, and more titles than ever are available in digital formats the same day/date as Japan. There's more anime streaming on Netflix, Amazon, and Crunchyroll, and that's driving interest in more manga and a more diverse range of titles than ever before. Get a taste of what's hot, what's not, and what's next for manga in North America and Japan from top publishing pros, including Candice Uyloan (senior director, marketing, VIZ Media) Ben Applegate (director, publisher services, Penguin Random House), Kurt Hassler (publisher, managing director, Yen Press), Masaaki Shimizu (general manager and publisher, book publishing division, Square Enix), Ed Chavez (publisher, Denpa Books), Daihei Shiohama (Media-Do International), and Matt Moylan (director of publishing, Udon Entertainment). Moderated by Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly, Anime News Network).

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 29AB

5:30pm

Dynamite Entertainment Vampirella 50th Anniversary
Executive editor Joseph Rybandt introduces Christopher Priest, Tom Sniegoski, Joseph Michael Linsner, Joe Jusko, and Dynamite CEO/publisher Nick Barrucci to preview Vampirella' s 50th anniversary projects.

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 8

5:30pm

Painting American Gods
Scott Hampton takes the audience through the process of bringing artist P. Craig Russell's pages of American Gods to life on the comics page. Scott will also do a painting demo using traditional tools (pen, ink, acrylic paint). His work on Silverheels from Pacific Comics in 1983 is regarded as the first continuing painted comic. His credits include Batman, Sandman, Black Widow, Hellraiser, and Star Trek, as well as Magic: The Gathering cards. Also on the panel will be Jennifer Lange, who has worked as a colorist for Dark Horse's adaptation of American Gods.

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 2

5:30pm

Superstore
Attention, Cloud 9 shoppers! Universal Television brings NBC's hit workplace comedy Superstore to Comic-Con 2019. From the bright-eyed newbies and the seen-it-all veterans to the clueless seasonal hires, together the employees tackle the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters and riot-causing sales, as well as the varied complex issues facing the American working class today. Join your fellow Cloud 9 employees for a Q&A session with the cast and producers: America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Ben Feldman (Mad Men), Mark McKinney (Saturday Night Live), Lauren Ash (Super Fun Night), Colton Dunn (Parks and Recreation), Nico Santos (Crazy Rich Asians), Nichole Bloom (Shameless), Kaliko Kauahi (Raven's Home), and executive producers Justin Spitzer (The Office), Gabe Miller (The Office, The Mindy Project), and Jonathan Green (The Office, The Mindy Project).

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

5:30pm

Technology as a Means to Enable Cultural Expression
Stars of Quantic Dream's narrative-driven video game experiences join the games' writer and director David Cage to discuss how storytelling and performances enabled by technology are evolving the way video games are perceived as forms of cultural expression.

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 6A

5:30pm

The Art Heroines: Using Your Creative Powers to Level Up
This panel will explore the pitfalls and triumphs of the entertainment industry, including how to not only survive the stress but manage yourself in it. Panelists will touch on employer best practices, habits that are productive vs. counterproductive, and tips for creatives to build better relationships. Moderated by Kristin Donner (animation artist, co-chair of The Animation Guild’s Family and Membership Committee), panelists include Danelle Vierkant (The Orville, Aquaman), Ivonne Escoto (Aquaman, Hellboy), Denise “Dee” Chavez (HamCat, Curious George), Jo Holland (Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel), Haley Who (Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance), Alina Chau (Marshmallow and Jordan) and Chelsea Pickens (Word Party, Yamasong).

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 24ABC

5:30pm

The Hardboiled Return of Ms. Tree!
Titan Entertainment's Andrew Sumner sits down with author/screenwriter/director/comic book writer Max Allan Collins (Road to Perdition, Dick Tracy) to discuss his and artist Terry Beatty's iconic, ahead-of-her-time hardboiled comics detective Ms. Michael Tree. Originally debuting in Eclipse Comics' Eclipse Magazine in 1981, Titan's Hard Case Crime imprint is now collecting five pulse-pounding Collins and Beatty strips in Ms. Tree: One Mean Mother, and Max is here to spill the beans about his two-fisted heroine!

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 26AB

5:30pm

Recovering Indigenous History Through Comics
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 08, 11:16PM
This year is the 500th anniversary of Spain's conquest of Mexico and the 250th anniversary of San Diego's founding. Since those events, and others related and similar, were near-apocalyptic for the indigenous peoples of North America, it's an appropriate time to reflect on their histories and how they experienced these events. Unfortunately, indigenous history in North America has often been distorted, ignored, or even lost. Can comics be a tool to help recover this history? Moderator Johnny Bear Contreras (Kumeyaay artist/sculptor and fellow panelists Paul Guinan (Aztec Empire graphic novel), Elijah Benson (Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation Education Department, NAGPRA comics), Stan Rodriguez (Kumeyaay cultural leader), Jen Shannon (cultural anthropology professor, NAGPRA comics), Kate Spilde (cultural anthropology professor), John Swogger (archaeologist and Illustrator, NAGPRA comics) will answer this question and discuss their current comic projects to recover indigenous history.

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 4

5:40pm

Documentary Roundtable: Nonfiction Storytelling Across Media+
Edward Doty (executive producer, Jukin Media) moderates this discussion on all things documentary—film, TV, or new media. You’ll learn inside tips and pointers on how to craft your nonfiction story into a compelling narrative, regardless of length or platform. Panelists include Sara Benincasa (author, Real Artist Have Day Jobs), Todd Howe (director, Rise: The Story of Augustines), Tybee Diskin (producer, Yarn), Jennifer Toquigny (producer, Gamemaster), Jennifer Kretchmer (Monsters and Fables), and Mike J Nichols (editor, Zappa).

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:40pm - 6:40pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

5:45pm

The Science of Star Trek
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 09, 12:13AM
To boldly go where no one has gone before . . . but science may have. If you believe that elsewhere in our galaxy, familiar worlds from Star Trek and sci-fi exist, this is the panel for you. Panelists Dr. Morgan Cable (NASA planetary scientist), Tiffany Kataria (NASA exoplanet scientist), Erika Lippoldt (writer and producer for Star Trek: Discovery and Trek spinoff series with Michelle Yeoh), Phil Plait (SYFY's The Bad Astronomer and Bill Nye Saves the World), and Andre Bormanis (science consultant for Star Trek, The Orville, and Cosmos) discuss the real science behind sci-fi's most beloved universes.

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Room 6DE

6:00pm

AHOY Comics: Conversation with Mark Russell
From his radical revamp of The Flintstones to the acclaimed Snagglepuss to his own controversial Second Coming, Mark Russell brings a unique blend of wit and intelligence to every project he tackles. AHOY Comics' Stuart Moore engages in a one-on-one conversation about this important voice in the comics field and Second Coming.

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 32AB

6:00pm

Animation Story Editors: What Do They Do?
Animated TV series pretty much all have story editors. Their duties can range from being the head writer and supervising all of the scripts to sitting in on voice recording sessions, approving storyboards, and more. What skills do you need? How do you become one? And how do you, as a writer, get them to be aware of you and want to hire you to write on their shows? Experienced story editors including Craig Miller (Pocket Dragon Adventures, Majid), Elise Allen (Abby Hatcher, Rainbow Rangers), Bob Skir (Extreme Ghostbusters, Transformers: Beast Machines), Eugene Son (Avengers Secret Wars, Knights of the Zodiac), and Patrick Rieger (Unikitty!, DC Super Hero Girls) will reveal all.

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 9

6:00pm

Fake News!: Propaganda Throughout Pop Culture
J. D. Lombardi (host/producer, YouTube's Lombardi Labs and middle-school science teacher, Glendale Unified) along with Justin Montgomery (comedian, Mental Xhaustion Podcast), Guadalupe De La O (STEM teacher/science instructional coach, Alliance Schools), and G. L. Lambert (screenwriter, author of Solving Single) will trace propaganda used by characters throughout comics, films, and shows that demonstrate how it correlates to the current climate of “alternative facts.” Teaching science literacy in and out of the classroom is more crucial now than ever, and educators and fans of the arts alike are invited to join in on a Q&A session targeted at science literacy and how to debunk pseudoscience.

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

6:00pm

Making Magic for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: An Interactive Masterclass
The incredible Magic and Illusions team from the record-breaking stage production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child take to the Comic-Con stage in an interactive panel of Wizarding World discovery. With magical demonstrations, video footage, and never-before-told stories from the making of the show, you will learn how the magicians and actors use clever techniques and cunning psychology to make the impossible seem real—you'll even learn to perform magic yourself! Joined by cast members, Magic and Illusions designer Jamie Harrison and his associate Chris Fisher give panel audiences an exclusive insight into the world of the mind-blowing stage effects of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 6BCF

6:00pm

Masquerade 101
For costumers, future costumers, and those who simply enjoy watching costume events, this overview of convention competitions will look at their history, differences among conventions, the judging processes, and what it takes to make an impact. Also tips on research, fabrication methods, music, reference materials for crafting and judging, and stage presentation ideas for taking original and re-created designs from concept to stage-ready. Panelists include award-winning costumers from past Comic-Cons and many other conventions Allan Lavigne, Judith Grivich, and Rebecca Roberts Ryan. Also, Ian Branson (Comic-Con/WonderCon Masquerade tech director), and moderator Martin Jaquish (Comic-Con/WonderCon Masquerade coordinator since 1992).

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 23ABC

6:00pm

Nerd Strong: Living, Working, and Enjoying the Fandom and Entertainment Industry with Invisible Illnesses
Melissa Howland (film critic with multiple sclerosis/epilepsy) discusses enjoying life while working in or being a fan of the entertainment/fandom community when having invisible (and visible) illnesses with Austin Basis (Spellbound, Type 1 diabetes), Jessie Pridemore (cosplayer, endometriosis), Crix Lee (actor, rheumatoid arthritis), and Marlon Reynoso (owner of Nerdcoolture, multiple sclerosis).

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

6:00pm

Passion into Cash: Animate Characters and Make Money
Create your own entertainment channel using your own character illustrations and build a community of online viewers. Hear from Scott Kurtz and Cory Casoni (Dungeons & Dragons on Twitch), Laura Williams-Argilla (director of product management, Bits at Twitch), and Dave Werner (Adobe experience designer, YouTube illustrator and animator) to see how you can create your own entertainment channel using Adobe Character Animator and other tools.

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 11

6:00pm

SHAZAM! Documentary World Premiere
Discover the unbelievable history behind the iconic, magical, and influential superhero who is really just a kid at heart: Shazam! Introduced in person by one of the film’s stars—Asher Angel—this DC spotlight (streaming later this summer on DC Universe) features interviews with the people who helped The World's Mightiest Mortal evolve from comic book hero to pop culture icon. You'll witness the enlightening perspectives of legendary DC writers and artists, including Geoff Johns, Jerry Ordway, Tom Mandrake, Jeff Smith, Gerry Conway, Jim Lee, and Dan DiDio; filmmaker/comic expert Kevin Smith; and the stars and makers of 2019's hit film Shazam! : Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Cooper Andrews, director David F. Sandberg, and producer Peter Safran.

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

6:00pm

The Ever-Expanding World of Esports
To say this expansion is fast and furious would not be an understatement. Tournaments and sponsorships continue to grow. This panel of gamers, producers, and sponsors will discuss its massive engagement and where the future leads. Featuring representatives from Blizzard, Hyper-X, Axiomatic/Team Liquid, CVRE League, Dreamleague, the TV Academy, and Dell/Alienware. Moderated by Anastasia Staten, executive director at ESA Foundation.

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 5AB

6:00pm

The Ultraverse +26: Fanning the Flames
From podcasts to the Rune HeroClix figure, Malibu's Ultraverse superhero universe is more a topic of discussion today than it's been in years. Former publisher Dave Olbrich, creative director Tom Mason, writer-artist Aaron Lopresti, moderator J. C. Vaughn (Overstreet), and others present a look at what keeps the Ultraverse coming back. Also, a retrospective on the late Ultraverse founder James Hudnall.

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 7AB

6:00pm

The Writers' Journey: The Importance of Original Material in the Marketplace
The shifting 21st century digital frontier means the age-old methods of building a career have been rendered irrelevant. This group of Hollywood screenwriters and graphic novel creators share insider information, publishing secrets, and the professional realities on how to develop your ideas into a viable property and market yourself accordingly. Moderated by 2015 Disney/ABC Writing Program winner and 2014 Eisner Award nominee Brandon Easton (Transformers: War for Cybertron, Marvel's Agent Carter), the panel includes producer Geoffrey Thorne (Black Panther's Quest, The Librarians), artist/writer Tony Puryear (Queen of the South, the Schwarzenegger film Eraser), and writers Ramon Govea and Brandon Thomas (Catalyst Prime: Noble, Skybound's Horizon).

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 29AB

6:00pm

Trivia for the Rest of Us
Use your own device to select answers in this fast-paced open online session covering topics like theme songs, video games, princesses, and Stan Lee. Winners will receive prizes. Featuring Debbie Kunes (curator), Jeff Kunes (director), Owen Kunes (monitor), and Tyler Kunes (creator).

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

6:00pm

Updating Lion of Judah
Creative synergy is striking SDCC in the form of Lion of Judah, Season One. The 7-issue/50-page per book graphic novel series is being created by the late Bob Marley's family, his music library's license-holder, Primary Wave, and the creative principals (M. Menelik Makhar, Dermot Hussey, O.D., and Robert Roach). Its chronicling of the African Diaspora's last 150 years—politically, culturally, artistically, and in other ways—has never been previously told. Panelists and family member(s) will share artwork executed to date, details about how the project has come together, and where Lion of Judah is heading.

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 25ABC

6:00pm

Crush: First Love, New Comics Talent
UPDATED: Sat, Jul 06, 07:46PM
A new generation of LGBTQAIU comics creators are making a splash in the world of queer indie comics exploring their lives and diverse experiences. Prism Comics and Stacked Deck Press are featuring some of today's most talented emerging artists in their newly released anthology, Crush: First Love, New Talent. What challenges do genderqueer and gender nonconforming people face in finding love? How do asexual people approach romance? What complications can polyamory bring to young love? Moderator Tara Madison Avery (We're Still Here, Stacked Deck Press, Prism Comics board member), Viktor Kerney (Strangelore, Crush co-editor, Prism Comics board member), and Crush contributors Mike Ciriaco (WeHo TV News), Hayden Harwood, EJ Oakley, Rachel Gorman, Max Spragovsky (Woof Galaxy), and others will look at how first loves and other timely topics are presented in comics.

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 28DE

6:00pm

The Her Universe Fashion Show
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 17, 07:14PM
Presented by Her Universe, Hot Topic, and She-Ra in partnership with Cartoon Network, the Her Universe Fashion Show has become one of the must-attend events on Thursday at Comic-Con, as 24 designers compete with their original "geek couture" designs to win the ultimate prize: the opportunity to design a Her Universe fashion collection for Hot Topic. Hosted by actress and Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein. Room

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Harbor Ballroom, Manchester Grand Hyatt

6:30pm

Comics PR and Marketing 101
Need tips on how to market your content, your comics, and yourselves? This is the panel for you! The comiXology head of content Chip Mosher hosts an exciting panel of comics superstars from all corners of the industry, including Alex Segura (Archie), Spike Trotman (Iron Circus Comics), Hope Nicholson (Bedside Press), Kel McDonald (The Stone King), and Ivan Salazar (comiXology). These self-motivated comic pros will share their hard-earned knowledge on how to make big splash in comics through marketing and PR.

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 8

6:30pm

Condensing an Idea: Making the Difficult Palatable
How do you distill a story down to its main components? Comics often call for brevity, but how does that work with a complex story or idea? Comic-Con special guests discuss how they delve into their complex worlds of comics and come out the other side with stories we readily consume. Panelists include Kurt Busiek (Avengers), Jon B. Cooke (Comic Book Artist), and Randall Munroe (xkcd), along with Dani Colman, Tea Fougner (editorial director for comics, King Features Syndicate), and moderator Barbara Dillon.

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 26AB

6:30pm

Learn Japanese to Read Manga and Watch Anime
Learn to understand, speak, and write basic Japanese from eigoMANGA's team of native-born Japanese manga creators in a fun and energetic way.

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 2

6:30pm

Marginalized Voices in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
Authors Rebecca Roanhorse (Trail of Lightning) and Wesley Chu (The Lives of Tao) explore the underrepresented experiences of the Navajo Nation and mainland China through their works of speculative fiction. Listen to them and other authors discuss the widening scope of voices, perspectives, and representation in SFF literature.

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 4

6:30pm

Crafty Apes in Space! Visual Effects for Sci-Fi
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 17, 06:32PM
Cutting-edge VFX have reached a level where anything that can be imagined can be taken from script to screen. Crafty Apes work on fan-favorites including Star Trek: Discovery, The Orville, and many more. Now fans will have the chance to go behind the screen with the team who will dive into the ways in which visual effects shots were crucial to the storytelling process. Moderator: Zoe Hewitt (reporter, Variety, and other media outlets). Panelists: Jason Zimmerman (Star Trek: Discovery, VFX supervisor, CBS), Ante Dekovic (Star Trek: Discovery, VFX supervisor, CBS), Robin Graham (Star Trek: Discovery, Crafty Apes VFX supervisor, CBS), Josh LaCross (The Orville, Crafty Apes VFX supervisor, FOX TV), Leslie Chung (Star Trek: Discovery, Crafty Apes VFX supervisor/producer, CBS), and Brooke Noska (The Orville, VFX supervisor, FOX TV).

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 24ABC

6:40pm

The Guardian
Dantel Echeverria, the infamous master swordsman, travels to the tree of life in search of his immortal destiny. He has never doubted his quest until the tree’s guardian confronts him, a fierce warrior of kindred spirit. Panelists include Alexander Crews (writer/director), Lisa Wardell (producer/actress), and Guy Iorio (producer).

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:40pm - 7:05pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

6:45pm

Spotlight on Frank Miller
Legendary creator Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns) is joined by Borys Kit (writer, The Hollywood Reporter) to discuss his body of work over the last four decades as well as his highly anticipated slate of upcoming projects across comics, novels, television and film.

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Room 6A

6:45pm

Crank Yankers
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 12, 04:44PM
Featuring executive producer and showrunner Jonathan Kimmel, voice talent David Alan Grier, Chelsea Peretti, and Bobby Moynihan, and production designer Gary Kordan with moderator Brian Posehn, the panel will offer fans never-before-seen clips from the new season as well as behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the making of the series.

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

7:00pm

Comics Anthologies, Demystified
What defines a great comics anthology? The curatorial expertise of a good editor, a unifying aesthetic, or the talent and technique of its contributors? Series editors Sammy Harkham (Kramers Ergot) and Eric Reynolds (Mome, Now) and the oft-anthologized cartoonists Steve Weissman (Yikes!, Barack Hussein Obama), John Pham (J+K), Ron Regé Jr. (The Cartoon Utopia), and Simon Hanselmann (Megahex) discuss the advantages and challenges of the format. Moderated by Abraham Reisman.

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 28DE

7:00pm

How It Should Have Ended
A behind-the-scenes look at the popular YouTube channel "How It Should Have Ended" (HISHE), featuring new, unreleased content as well as an opportunity to help write "How Spider-Man Far From Home Should Have Ended." Come hear a discussion with creators Daniel Baxter and Tina Alexander along with the rest of the HISHE team.

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 7AB

7:00pm

Mold/Resin Making, 3D Printing, and FX Techniques
Field experts Fon Davis (25-year veteran of miniature VFX), Don Wistos (worked as director of prop fabrications/mold making for Productions/Strategic Operations), and Sam Girgis (owner of BiggerBoxModels/3D printing and prototyping) will share their knowledge.

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 11

7:00pm

Psychology and Nostalgia from Over 50 Years of Animation
“'Member Looney Tunes?” “Oh, I 'member.” “'Member Charlie Brown?” “Mmmm . . . I 'member.” “'Member all the classic Nickelodeon cartoons: Hey Arnold!, Doug, and Rugrats. Oh—Reptar was on Rugrats, 'member him?” “'Member the time that South Park created the Member Berries to capitalize on the interest in reboots and nostalgia?” The cartoons of our youths, across a variety of genres and sources and generations, often hold a special place in our hearts. They can influence everything from the products we wanted in our lunchboxes, to the figurines on the mantles of our first homes or apartments, to the shirts we buy for our own children and grandchildren. There are classic characters that have endured for decades, such as the Flintstones and Scooby-Doo. There are movies and shows, like My Little Pony, Transformers, and Care Bears, that are known as much for their merchandise as their sequels and reboots. April Fugett, ph.D. (professor, Marshall University), Keith Beard, psy.D. (professor, Marshall University), Britani Black, psy.D. (instructor, marshall University School of Medicine), Carrie Dean, m.A., and Casey Collins, M.A. (Marshall University) will discuss their research and findings from a study of participants examining personality measure results with selection of preferred “nostalgic” characters and shows demonstrating how personality informs our choices of the characters we identify with and follow, often for our entire lives. Specific traits that are associated with over 500 nostalgia-inducing characters and their associated rankings will be reviewed. Additional results and other psychological/personality factors will be discussed.

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 25ABC

7:00pm

Publishers Weekly: New Publishers, New Plans
2019 has seen a crop of new and rebranded comics publishers appear, with innovative lineups of both periodicals and graphic novels. From bold start-ups to new imprints at established houses, new publishers with new ideas are making their presence known. All the rules are out the window. Publishers Weekly' s senior news editor Calvin Reid and a panel of publishers will host a frank talk on where comics are going and how they need to change. With Stuart Moore (AHOY Comics) Ted Adams (Clover Press), Liz Francis (Street Noise Press), and Tyler Chin-Tanner (A Wave Blue World).

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 23ABC

7:00pm

Supernatural Steampunk
Take a walk on the dark side of Steampunk as these panelists discuss the wealth of supernatural-inspired novels, TV, and movies complete with vampires, werewolves, ghosts, demons, mummies, and more! Although many are based on actual Victorian spiritualism and superstition, you'll discover there is a lot more to these traditionally evil miscreants and villains than meets the eye. Hear from author Madeleine Holly-Rosing (Boston Metaphysical Society), Carol and Emily Taylor (owners of the Brass Planchette), Lady Shadow (Vampyre Fashionista), and moderator Anastasia Hunter (chair, Gaslight Steampunk Expo).

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

7:00pm

The Arkham Sessions: The Psychology of Batgirl
Barbara Gordon a.k.a. Batgirl is a cultural icon due to her intelligence, moral centeredness, and emotional resilience. Clinical psychologist Dr. Andrea Letamendi (Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics, Justice League vs. The Fatal Five) and Brian Ward (The Arkham Sessions) examine the evolution and impact of Batgirl over the last 25 years. Joining the discussion will be DC talents including Cecil Castellucci (Female Furies, Batgirl), Brenden Fletcher (Batgirl, Isola), and others who have envisioned the heroine's adventures for fans of comics and animation.

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 5AB

7:00pm

The d20 Dames: Building Inclusive Gaming Adventures for All
Are you ready to move past the pre-gen table top adventures and build a nightmare landscape (or delicious pie-scape) for your friends? These panelists are here to help! Build an adventure with live-play D&D podcast d20 Dames Jen Vaughn and Kat Kruger, plus some mysterious guest NPCs. They've written a little bit of everything from D&D adventures to YA novels to comic series. They'll cover some of the basics on what makes a great RPG/D&D campaign in addition to highlighting some of their favorites from this past year.

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 32AB

7:00pm

Women of Color in Comics: Race, Gender, and the Comic Book Medium
Women in Comics Collective International is an organization that highlights the merit and craftwork of women and nonbinary people in the comic book industry. They host events around the country, including their own Women in Comics convention. In this installment of their ongoing panel series, they discuss how they maintain their career longevity within an ever-changing industry while ushering in a new generation of creators who will help broaden the scope of the comic book medium as a whole. Panelists include Eisner Award–winning artist Alitha E. Martinez, comic book historian and English professor Dr. Shamika Mitchell, digital painter and cover artist Sheeba Maya, illustrator and journalist Alice Meichi Li, educator Vanée Smith-Matsalia, illustrator and colorist Sara Gomez-Woolley, and moderator Regine L. Sawyer, the coordinator and founder of the Women in Comics Collective International.

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 9

7:00pm

[CANCELLED] #WeAreAllHeroes: The Changing Landscape of Geek and Fanboy Culture
CANCELLED: Wed, Jul 10, 04:51PM
We regret to announce that this program has been cancelled.

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

7:00pm

From OSHA Violation to Superhero: The Lab Accidents That Will Most Likely Give You Superpowers
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 10, 05:54PM
Everybody knows that one of the best ways to accelerate your superhero career path is to get yourself involved in the right kind of "lab accident"-ideally one that gives you superhuman strength and abilities but doesn't maim you too badly. After all, accidents do happen. Join the Fleet Science Center and Robin Gunn, PhD (Senior Scientist and Project Manager at Structure Based Design), Sierra Simpson (PhD Candidate in Molecular Neuroscience at the Scripps Research Institute), Michelle Nolasco, Phd (Technical Communications at Agena Bioscience), Allison Fowler (EH & S Manager at Inova Diagnostics), Alexander Battey (PhD Candidate in Plasma Physics at Columbia University), Todd Maxwell (Radiation Safety Officer at Scripps Research Institute) and Dina Zangwill (Research Assistant at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies) as we discuss the strange dynamics of lab accidents. How often do they happen in real life? What are the potential effects? What are the wildest, scariest, or most serendipitous accidents these panelists have been involved with?

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 6DE

7:00pm

Secrets of Adapting Comics and Sci-Fi to the Screen
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 12, 08:28PM
Studios, networks, and streaming services are outbidding each other to bring your favorite comics and sci-fi properties to film and television, but not all are equally great. What's the secret to a successful adaptation that preserves the essence of the original while taking advantage of the new medium? Comics and media writer Rob Salkowitz (Forbes) will ask this panel of producers, showrunners, and creators, including Jason Brown (The Expanse), Sean Daniel (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark), Jonathan Maberry (V-Wars), Craig Rosenberg (The Boys, Preacher), Robert Venditti (The Surrogates), and publisher-turned-producer Dinesh Shamdasani (Bloodshot) for the tricks of the trade.

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 29AB

7:00pm

You Could Be Heroes: Harnessing the Power of Art and Media for Change
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 10, 04:53PM
Today our world needs real heroes. Through example and practice, this panel empowers and harnesses the potential of fans and creators to communicate and inspire social good. Starting with a guided audiovisual tour of POC writer-director Andres Useche's collaborations with artist-activists like Ben Stiller, Paul Rudd, Woody Harrelson, and Jennifer Aniston as well as leaders like Barack Obama, the presentation will dig into how everyone, including underrepresented and oppressed folks, have taken a stand for themselves and for others. Learn about how comics, films, and transmedia can engage others and voice your calls for social and environmental justice, equality, and diversity. Includes short screenings, live performance, and Q&A.

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

7:00pm

Comic Creator Connection
San Diego Comic-Con is proud to once again host the Comic Creator Connection, a fast-paced networking event that puts writers and artists together to help them meet potential new creative partners. Here's how it works: Writers and artists will sit down across from each other at a table (artists meaning pencillers, inkers, colorists, etc.—all are welcome!). Then, in 5-minute sessions, you will talk one-on-one with each other about your ideas and skills. At the end of each 5-minute period, you will get up and move on to the next person. If you're interested in furthering the conversation, you can exchange contact information. If not, then politely move on. Think of it as speed-dating, but for writers and artists!

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

7:05pm

Pipe
A young girl living on the fringe of a bombed-out town finds a dead body washed up on the beach, but other people have plans for it, bringing hell down on her and her father's heads. Panelists include Max Isaacson (director) and writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Green Arrow).

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:05pm - 7:30pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

7:15pm

Celebrating 40 Years of Alien
Take a deep dive into the origins of Alien and its fandom with documentary director Alexandre O. Philippe (The People vs. George Lucas, Doc of the Dead, 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene), Diane O'Bannon (Dan O'Bannon Estate), Will Linn (Joseph Campbell Foundation), David Baxter (Legion M), and others as they discuss Philippe's upcoming feature documentary Memory: The Origins of Alien, and the sustaining power of Ridley Scott's masterpiece with fandom. Trailer debut from the Memory documentary will be shown.

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Room 6BCF

7:30pm

American Comics Made in Mexico
Peter Parker marrying Mary Jane? Galactus fighting a Latin American hero? Luis Gantus (writer, Aragonés between panels), and Adalisa Zarate (artist, Upper Deck) relate how American comics—and even manga—had some interesting “original stories” written and drawn in Mexico. Moderated by Sebastian Fink.

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 26AB

7:30pm

Drawing with Karl Kopinski
Karl Kopinski will demonstrate the use of both traditional and digital media for creative illustrations. Karl is a British illustrator, who has worked with a large variety of clients, including Peter Jackson, Sir Paul Smith, Hasbro, Ubisoft, Abound Creative, Sixmorevodka, Wizards of the Coast, and Games Workshop.

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 2

7:30pm

Monetizing Digital Comics
Doug Lefler (inventor of digital comics format Scrollon and creator of Story Attic) and Tom Akel (CCO Graphite) will discuss what has and hasn’t worked in the past, and what looks promising for the future. Joined by Nick Urbom (Founder/CEO of the Infinity Festival) and Michael Son (Tapas web-comics editor-in-chief), they will review paid downloads, subscription models, merchandising, the potential for selling your comic for film or TV and value of giving comics away for free. Digital comics distribution is the most cost effective way to get your material in front of a worldwide audience. Someone will create a way to exploit this market and change the comics industry forever. Their free discussion of ideas and Q&A session moderated by David Derks (ASIFA Hollywood) and Dane Allan Smith (VP, The Third Floor Visualization Studio) is intended to increase the chances of that person being someone on this panel, or in this audience!

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 8

7:30pm

The Future Is Grim(m): A Celebration of Dark Fantasy in Pop Culture
As fantasy's spell on pop culture grows ever stronger, dark fantasy has seen a supernatural rise. Writers Ralph Tedesco (co-founder of Zenescope), Victoria Rau (Peek-A-Boo), Nick Bermel (Dragonsblood) and artist Samantha Sawyer (Lady Death) discuss and celebrate the shadowy mirror of dark fantasy in popular culture and entertainment. Highlights from Zenescope Entertainment's flagship series, Grimm Fairy Tales, will be explored, followed by a Q&A session moderated by Chris Samson (Zenescope).

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 4

7:30pm

The Anatomy of Choreographing Action in Film
This all-star panel features a hands-on approach to making awesome fight sequences for videos and films. With an on-set experience and volunteers from the audience, this event will reveal the secrets of shooting and editing footage to produce epic-level performances with Hollywood action movie stars. The panelists include James Lew (Marvel's Luke Cage), Mark Dacascos (John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum), Boo Boo Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Cynthia Rothrock (China O'Brien), Mark Grove (Star Raiders), and moderator Dr. Francis Kong.

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

7:30pm

Impractical Jokers: From Hidden Camera to Worldwide Success
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 11, 07:08PM
One of television's top-rated and longest running comedies is making its official Comic-Con debut in the show's first-ever panel. Come see why millions of people love these four lifelong friends and comedians who have turned their hidden-camera TV show into a global sensation. Joe, Murr, Q, and Sal have sold out worldwide tours, their very own cruise festival (back for a 4th year), a feature film in the can, tons of merchandise (including a mobile game, action figures, and Halloween costumes), and a new TV game show on TBS called The Misery Index. Brian “Q" Quinn, SalVulcano, James “Murr” Murray, and Joe Gatto share their secrets to success and how four guys from Staten Island built an incredible and hilarious franchise from the ground up. Moderated by Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants).

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

7:30pm

Zorro: 100 Years of the Masked Avenger
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 16, 04:08PM
Celebrate the centennial of a true swashbuckling icon as Zorro turns 100 this summer! John Gertz (president Zorro Productions, Inc.), moderator Scott Cherrin (Zorro historian), comics scribe David Avallone (Zorro Swords of Hell), and keynote speaker Don McGregor discuss the incredible events surrounding the historic anniversary and all things of interest to the Zorro fandom. From the development of the new Zorro movie, to The Mark of Zorro Art Archive, to the ongoing comic book adventures from American Mythology, this panel is celebrating 100 years of the Masked Avenger!

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 24ABC

8:00pm

Bat in the Sun
The creators of Super Power Beat Down join the cast and show a preview of their newest episode, “Batman vs. Black Panther.” Also, watch a preview to their upcoming series, starring Jason David Frank and Johnny Young Bosch from Power Rangers! Panelists include Aaron Schoenke, Sean Schoenke, Kevin Porter, and Marquette King.

Thursday July 18, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 7AB

8:00pm

Black Mask: Debuting Tomorrow's Legends
Black Mask has made a name for itself as the hottest launch pad to debut new talent and as the home for some of the coolest, most provocative comics around, including new releases Nobody Is in Control and LOUD, upcoming series Sweet/Vicious and Mr. Robot, and ongoing Kim & Kim, BLACK, and CALEXIT. Black Mask co-founder Matteo Pizzolo (CALEXIT) and creators Vita Ayala (The Wilds, Black [AF]: Devil's Dye), Pat Shand (Breathless, Snap Flash Hustle), Matthew Rosenberg (4 Kids Walk into a Bank, We Can Never Go Home), and Kwanza Osajyefo (BLACK, America's Sweetheart) engage in a wide-ranging discussion of how new creators and new ideas are changing comics and how you can be a part of it.

Thursday July 18, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 29AB

8:00pm

Fanbase Press: Examining '80s Nostalgia in Comics
Pop culture's obsession with the '80s is reverberating through comics and graphic novels like Paper Girls, Stranger Things, The Sequels, and more. Led by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press), this panel—including Andre Gower (actor, The Monster Squad), Barbara Randall Kesel (editor, Watchmen), Hannibal Tabu (columnist, Comic Book Resources), Norm Harper (writer, The Sequels), and Bobby Timony (artist, The Sequels)—discuss how the sequential art medium allows creators and readers to channel an age of legendary pop culture prosperity while also revisiting the past with a critical eye.

Thursday July 18, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 28DE

8:00pm

Inside the Voice Actors Studio
Bang Zoom! Entertainment brings you this one-hour panel/workshop about voice acting that covers practical dubbing techniques, important issues such as studio protocol, and what to expect at your first audition. This is a great opportunity for attendees interested in the voice-acting profession to get firsthand advice and experience from the pros in an intimate yet dynamic setting. You will learn directly from some of the best voice actors and directors in the world and also get some inside information on how to break in and what the industry is really like.

Thursday July 18, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 11

8:00pm

ROBOTECH: The Great Transition
Harmony Gold USA presents the latest developments in the Robotech universe, from awesome new products to the live-action film in the works at Sony Pictures with the producers of 300 and the director of Stephen King's It.

Thursday July 18, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 5AB

8:00pm

Spooky Kids
Mariah McCourt (Stitched), Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes), Shing Yin Khor (The American Dream? A Journey on Route 66), Louise Simonson (New Mutants), Che Grayson (Noble), and Amanda Meadows (Lionforge senior editor) talk about the power of “dark,” difficult, and spooky kids' comics, books, and media. A truth not-so-universally acknowledged: Kids love spooky weird things. And since life is often more complicated for kids than we realize, what does darker fare mean for them? What do media that let kids explore the complicated or creepier things in life help them understand and what stories could we be telling more of? How can we be more inclusive and find hope amid the darkness?

Thursday July 18, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 23ABC

8:00pm

Swipe Right for Superheroes
Would you date a superhero, villain, anime character, or show protagonist? Let the Ready Set Geek! team convince you one way or the other on a fictional character's date-ability! Alix Catherine (host, Ready Set Geek!), Cole Garrison (host, Saturday Night Geek), and JPG (CEO, Geek Say What? Network) will present a comedy panel performed alongside the puppet cast of Perception Studio (Art Vega, Amber Reeder-Vega, and Danny Montooth).

Thursday July 18, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

8:00pm

The 501st Legion: Star Wars Villainous Costuming
An introduction to the creation of fan-made villain costumes from all Star Wars movies and beyond. Legion members from the Imperial Sands Garrison will provide an overview of the creative process that brings Stormtroopers, Tusken Raiders, Boba Fett, or Kylo Ren from the silver screen into reality. They will discuss the membership journey, from initial interest through final approval. They will speak about the process for working with armor parts, small prop and soft costume construction, and 3D modeling and printing.

Thursday July 18, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

8:00pm

The Storyteller's Guide with Satine Phoenix
Moderator Satine Phoenix and dungeonmasters Travis McElroy (Adventure Zone) and Kailey Bray (Damsels, Dice and Everything Nice) will create a fantasy adventure before your eyes using storytelling and improv techniques.

Thursday July 18, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 32AB

8:00pm

Webcomics Advocates: The Webcomics Gathering
Webcomics Advocates co-founder Brendan Creecy (Brax the Alien Rocker) and webcomic creators Patrick Scullin (Super Siblings), Eddie DeAngelini (Collectors), Ambrose Quintanilla (Gopher-It Comics), Daniel Sansonetti (Daniel's Way), and moderator Kristen Parraz (Comadres y Comics podcast) celebrate and discuss the exciting world of webcomics. They will also give any webcomic creators in the audience 30 seconds to promote their comic to the crowd. All creators and fans are welcome!

Thursday July 18, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 9

8:00pm

Psychology of Cult TV Shows: An Annual Review
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 10, 10:27PM
Are you struggling about the upcoming ending of your favorite TV shows? Do you feel connected to certain TV shows' stories and characters? So do these panelists! This team of actors, TV writers, and psychologists will discuss the psychology of your favorite TV shows, such as Supernatural, Game of Thrones, Arrow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Young Justice, and others. Psychologist Dr. Janina Scarlet (Harry Potter Therapy; Dark Agents), actors Ruth Connell (Supernatural) and Rachel Miner (Supernatural), builder and actor Tamara Robertson (MythBusters), writer Deric Hughes (Flash; Beauty and the Beast), and NYT bestselling author Jonathan Maberry (V-Wars) will discuss your favorite TV shows. Dustin McGinnis (Superhero Therapy podcast) moderates.

Thursday July 18, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 25ABC

8:00pm

22nd Annual Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza
Whether it's movies, streaming, animation, or videogames, Ric Meyers (Films of Fury, Atlas Comics) has the best fight scenes of the year for you, with “master of remaster” Frank Djeng, the Comedy Film Nerds Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini, “King of YouTube Kungfu” Eric Jacobus (Mortal Kombat 11, The Man Who Feels No Pain), and master animator Miko Mai (Spies in Disguise), plus other guest stars, premieres, and surprises.

Thursday July 18, 2019 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Room 6A

8:15pm

Zombie Tidal Wave
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 12, 10:11PM
A new terror barrels towards shore with Zombie Tidal Wave, created by long-term collaborators Ian Ziering and Sharknado franchise director Anthony C. Ferrante. Ziering, Ferrante, producer Darby Parker (The Vault, Bernie) and co-stars Shelton Jolivette (American Crime), Angie Teodora Dick (Forgotten Evil), Tatum Chiniquy (Mosaic), and Lincoln Bevers (The Garageland Chronicles) discuss the new film and present a first-look, exclusive clip. The film finds a mysterious ocean-borne outbreak threatening rogue, veteran sea captain Hunter Shaw’s (Ziering) seaside island community, forcing him to lead a disparate band of locals to uncover the origins of the undead pandemic. Set to air Saturday, August 17th on SYFY, the film pays homage to the zombie classics of the '80s with a modern twist.

Thursday July 18, 2019 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Room 6DE

8:30pm

Posers
On Halloween night, Derek and his ragtag group of friends accidentally awaken a shapeshifting monster that threatens their reputations—and their lives. Panelists include Sean Thiessen (director), Becca Thompson (producer), and Desmond Dornak (animator).

Thursday July 18, 2019 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

8:30pm

Always Harry Potter: The Wizarding World Panel
An annual look at the past year and the year to come for the Harry Potter fandom, as fans—and J. K. Rowling and her team—continue to create magic through fanfic, fanart, fanfilms, trips, off-Broadway plays, museum exhibits, events, online communities and content, and political activism. Moderated by Heidi Tandy (FictionAlley), the panel includes Adrienne Alwag (Los Angeles Dumbledore's Army), Alison Siggard (MuggleNet), Alison Wilgus (Chronin), Brian Biggs (Potterhead Running Club/Random Tuesday), Catherine Elhoffer (Elhoffer Design), Eliyannah Amirah Yisrael (Hermione Granger and the Quarter Life Crisis), Elizabeth Minkel (Fansplaining), Jamie Luby (US Quidditch), Janina Scarlet (Harry Potter Therapy), Madhuri Shekar (The Nevers on HBO), and Matt Cox (Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic).

Thursday July 18, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 6BCF

8:30pm

Mighty Music Mash-Up
Jackson Lanzing (Star Trek: Year One, Green Arrow), Katie Schenkel (The Cardboard Kingdom), and Mairghread Scott (Batgirl, Marvel Rising) discuss the importance of music in helping them connect with and write famous characters. They will be playing some of their favorite song clips and explaining how they connect to their favorite characters in a session moderated by Meg Downey (Pop culture writer at Gamespot).

Thursday July 18, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 8

8:30pm

Comics Con Comics: En Vivo
(This panel will be in Spanish.) Regresamos por tercer año, Juan-Manuel Rocha y Comics con Comics da la bienvenida a Cómico Creador Oscar Bazaldua, Cómico Creador Fernando Sanchez Antillon y Comediante Sebastian Fink Donde hablaremos de los cómics y la cultura pop del cómic. Si tenemos suerte, Artista Rafael Navarro finalmente hará una aparición. ¡Únete a nosotros y descubre!

Thursday July 18, 2019 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Room 26AB

8:30pm

Hall H and Ballroom 20 Thursday Playback Free Play
Didn't get into either Hall H or Ballroom 20 today? We feel your pain! Do you like stuff? Of course you do! Then join programming coordinator for Comic-Con International Tommy Goldbach in this block in which Comic-Con will rebroadcast some of the day's popular panels from those two giant rooms. Best of all, those in attendance will get to vote in a show of applause on what they want to see. It's democracy at its finest and it's a second chance to see these panels. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Thursday July 18, 2019 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Room 24ABC

9:00pm

How the West Got Weird Again
The resurgence of weird Westerns in books, films, comics, and games—like Wynonna Earp and Deadlands—has reopened a once-dormant genre. What has brought about this renewed passion for six-guns crossing bullets with zombies, vampires, and aliens? Moderator David Boop (editor, Straight Outta Deadwood) is joined by Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger series, V-Wars), Phil Foglio (Girl Genius), Eytan Kollin (The Unincorporated Man), and Naomi Brett Rourke (Straight Outta Tombstone) to explore the roots and revival of the genre as old as American publishing itself.

Thursday July 18, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 23ABC

9:00pm

So They Say You Shouldn't Cosplay
Ivy Doomkitty (SYFY's Heroes of Cosplay, international professional cosplayer), DPiddy (YouTuber, professional cosplayer), and David Baxter (Legion M, LTL Cosplay) discuss body image, skin color, age, disabilities, genderbent cosplay, and more. Panelists will discuss how to push past boundaries that others try to place against you and various techniques to build confidence. After all, cosplay is for everyone; it is not limited to one demographic. Q&A to follow.

Thursday July 18, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 32AB

9:00pm

[CANCELLED] Independent Filmmaking for Low Budget Film/TV and Web Series
CANCELLED: Thu, Jul 11, 10:53PM
We regret to announce that this program has been cancelled.

Thursday July 18, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 25ABC

9:15pm

Special Forces
A short comedic sci-fi adventure about a group of young superheroes from a small city in Israel who undergo superhero boot camp in a secret unit of the Israeli army in order to save the State of Israel from imminent destruction.

Thursday July 18, 2019 9:15pm - 10:00pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

10:00pm

World Premiere of The Banana Splits Movie
One banana, two bananas, three bananas . . . gore! Be among the first to witness the terrifying return of everyone's favorite silly quartet as The Banana Splits Movie offers a new take on the classic characters, which were first introduced to audiences in 1968 with The Banana Splits Adventure Hour variety program. In the upcoming horror thriller, a boy named Harley and his family go to a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley. But things take an unexpected turn—and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom, and their new pals safely escape? The film stars Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries) and Dani Kind (Wynonna Earp), while Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons, Woody Woodpecker, UniKitty!) supplies the voices of the Banana Splits. The movie was written by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas (Raven's Home, My Super Psycho Sweet 16) and directed by Danishka Esterhazy (Level 16). Produced by Blue Ribbon Content in association with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and SYFY, The Banana Splits Movie comes to Digital on August 13 and Blu-ray and DVD on August 27.

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00pm - 12:00am
Horton Grand Theatre
 
Friday, July 19
 

10:00am

Writing Avengers: Endgame
Screenwriters/producers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Avengers: Endgame) chat with Backstory magazine's (www.backstory.net) publisher/editor-in-chief Jeff Goldsmith (The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith Podcast) about what it took to plot, write, rewrite, and film both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame as back-to-back productions for this historic wrap-up of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's amazing 22-film journey.

Friday July 19, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Hall H

10:00am

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Fighting Game Panel
Take a seat as fighting game producers Katsuhiro Harada from the legendary Tekken series, Motohiro Okubo (Tekken 7 and Soulcalibur VI), and Michael Murray (Tekken) provide a behind-the-scenes look at game development, character updates, esports, and more. Also featuring surprise panelists.

Friday July 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 25ABC

10:00am

Bringing Mandalorians to Life: A Guide to Building Armor
Members of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club provide a primer for cosplayers looking to start their first set of Mandalorian armor. Discussion will include techniques for shaping, painting, and weathering.

Friday July 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 7AB

10:00am

Comic-Con in the 1980s
In the 1980s Comic-Con made its home at the Convention and Performing Arts Center in downtown San Diego. The show attracted a who's who of comics creators from not only the U.S. but Japan, England, and Europe, and many newcomers acquired legions of fans here. What were the major changes that occurred in the Con over this decade, and what made this period particularly special? Panelists include Comic-Con special guests Rick Geary, Larry Geeck, Denis Kitchen, Wendy and Richard Pini, Stan Sakai, David Scroggy, Mark Stadler, Jim Steranko, Maggie Thompson, and Marv Wolfman; moderated by Jackie Estrada.

Friday July 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29AB

10:00am

DC Daily
Ever want to join in on a conversation with the peeps at DC Daily? Well, now's your chance! Hear from your favorite DC Daily hosts for an in-depth discussion about your favorite DC-related topics and get exclusive insights to your favorite DC comics, TV shows, and more!

Friday July 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 9

10:00am

Dynamic Story Creation: Don't Tell Your Story, Show It
Ever wonder how a really good books suck a reader in and hold their attention page after page? It might not be the characters, nor even the plot. It could be the way the author writes that separates this story from the pack. During this class, you will gain insights on how to put your story together in a compelling way that will have your readers turning page after page to see what happens next. Presented by Maxwell Alexander Drake, an award-winning science fiction/fantasy author, graphic novelist, and playwright. He is best known for his fantasy series, The Genesis of Oblivion Saga. Drake teaches creative writing at writers' conferences and fan conventions around the country.

Friday July 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 2

10:00am

Graphic Novels ARE Books: Changing Parent and Educator Opinions on Graphic Novels
With the rise in popularity of graphic novels, many parents and educators remain convinced that they're not suitable reading material for kids. How can we change the narrative and the conversation to make graphic novels as mainstream as prose novels? Hear from panelists Margot Wood (director sales and marketing, Oni Press), Gina Gagliano (publishing director, Random House Graphic), Julia Pohl-Miranda (marketing director, Drawn & Quarterly), Liz Lareau (Geeky F@b 5) and others. Moderated by Alea Perez (2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens chair). In conjunction with CBC Graphic Novel Committee.

Friday July 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

10:00am

Jimmy Olsen, Kirby, and More
Alternative comics legends Seth (Clyde Fans) and Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets) talk with mainstream comics legends Paul Levitz (75 Years of DC Comics) and Kurt Busiek (Marvels) about their favorite Jimmy Olsen stories from the 1960s Jack Kirby heyday. The conversation won't just be limited to Superman's pal as these four opinionated, intelligent, and funny creators discuss the comics that made them with moderator Tom Spurgeon (Comics Reporter).

Friday July 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 28DE

10:00am

Pinball and Comics
Michigan State University professor and award-winning comics creator Ryan Claytor outlines Coin-Op Carnival, a new 64-page magazine offering full-color, completely illustrated content documenting the history and stories surrounding electro-mechanical coin-operated amusement devices (pinball and pre-video arcade games manufactured prior to 1978). Every page of the publication features new full-color illustrations and comics from Claytor, with articles written by both Claytor and Nick Baldridge, host of For Amusement Only, the E.M. and Bingo Pinball Podcast and creator of the custom-built Multi-Bingo pinball machine.

Friday July 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

10:00am

Style Wars: Spotlight on Gene Ha
More than most comics artists, Gene Ha (writer/artist, Mae) continues to change his art style on a regular basis. Zander Cannon (writer/artist, Kaijumax) will interview Gene about his style evolution. Visual examples will show the various styles and techniques he's used in his 27-year career and work on series such as Askani'son, Shade, Top 10, and Fables and dig into the reasons for each change. Gene will cover specific materials and software he's used and will share a download link of some of his digital working files.

Friday July 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 4

10:00am

The Factual and the Actual
Enjoy exploring science, history, space, and more through sequential art with Randall Munroe (How to), John Hendrix (The Faithful Spy), Don Brown (Rocket to the Moon! Big Ideas That Changed the World #1), Dylan Meconis (Queen of the Sea), Jim Ottaviani (Hawking), and Rachel Ignotofsky (Women in Art) in conversation with librarian Judy Prince-Neeb (Chula Vista Public Library).

Friday July 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 32AB

10:00am

The Future as I See It
Bestselling creators engage in a lively discussion of what-ifs about the future as foretold in their work and unfolding in the world. Panelists Jonathan Maberry (VWars, Joe Ledger series), Seanan McGuire (X-Men), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Dark Crystal, Lost, Blood and Treasure), Steven L. Sears (A-Team, Xena), Timothy Zahn (Star Wars, Terminator), and Gini Koch (Alien) are moderated by Bryan Thomas Schmidt.

Friday July 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC

10:00am

Warner Archive Celebrates V: The Original Mini-Series
Fifty spaceships, each three miles across, hover ominously above Earth's major cities. The Visitors that emerge are humanlike in appearance and extend the hand of friendship—or is it? The groundbreaking 1983 V: The Original Mini-Series is a science fiction spectacular that mixes dynamic special effects with cliffhanger thrills . . . and launched an entire television franchise. Come see creator/producer/writer/director Kenneth Johnson (The Incredible Hulk), series star Marc Singer (Beastmaster, Arrow) and some possible surprise guests along with the Warner Archive Podcast team of D. W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson and moderator Gary Miereanu as they celebrate this landmark mini-series and discuss the newly-remastered Blu-ray presentation of the heralded production coming from Warner Archive later in 2019.

Friday July 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6DE

10:00am

Comic-Con Film School 102: Production
Day 2 of this course on micro-budget moviemaking focuses on the specifics of production, from shooting techniques, to lighting on the cheap, to crew positions you need (and don't need), to costuming, props, and set decorating for as little money as possible. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (creative producer of Next Generation Esports), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer/star of Breaking Barbi), Nick Murphy (writer/director of All Night Skate), Josh Perilo (creator/writer of Hindenburg), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica).

Friday July 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

10:00am

Comic-Con Film School 102: Production
NEW: Fri, Jul 05, 03:45PM
Day 2 of this four-day course on micro-budget movie-making focuses on the specifics of production, from shooting techniques, to lighting on the cheap, to crew positions you need (and don't need), to costuming, props, and set decorating for as little money as possible. Panelists for the class include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (creative producer of Next Generation Esports), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer/star of Breaking Barbi), Nick Murphy (writer/director of All Night Skate), Josh Perilo (creator/writer of Hindenburg), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica).

Friday July 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

10:00am

Over30Cosplay: Costuming Advice, Support, and Fandom for the Mature Cosplayer
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 08, 08:58PM
Come and listen to John D. Callison (award-winning cosplayer, CEO and founder of Over30Cosplay), Patricia Tallman (actor and stuntwoman, president of Qwest Retreats, best known as Lyta on Babylon 5 and Barbara from Night of the Living Dead), Andrea Seale (Cosplay Mom, award winning cosplayer, costume builder), Cara Nicole (AZPowerGirl, award-winning cosplayer, master level costumer, and experienced model), Bernie Bergman (president and CEO of XLE Experience Level Entertainment), Chad Edward Lee Evett (president and chief designer Stoopid Buddy Stoodios), Shelly Grace-Bowers (ScarlettCosplay, award-winning and published cosplayer and costume designer), Sherman Blakeley (GreenMileCosplay, stunt double bodyguard, and published actor), and Jen Greeley (award-winning cosplayer, senior reporter at Over30Cosplay, administrator at Costumers with a Cause) as they celebrate the history of comic and cosplay culture, offer couples cosplay ideas, and give advice on combating negative, age-related stereotypes. Plus, tips on costume choice, dating and family, social media/marketing age awareness, and how to combat bullying in the community.

Friday July 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

10:00am

That '70s Panel
It was a time of change in comics, with a new generation intermingling with the old and taking command. Hear what the comics industry was like in the 1970s from Mike Friedrich (Iron Man, Justice League of America), Tony Isabella (Black Lightning, The Champions), Trina Robbins (Wimmen's Comix, Wonder Woman), Arvell Jones (Marvel Two-in-One, Iron Man), Louise Simonson (Creepy, Power Pack), Walt Simonson (Manhunter, Thor), and moderator Mark Evanier (Groo the Wanderer, Blackhawk).

Friday July 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 8

10:00am

The 2019 Black Panel
The Plot Against Static Shock: Are some banned Black creators deliberately set up by publishers? Yeah, it's like that, and that's the way, uh-huh uh-huh, I like it. I know you were expecting RUN DMC but got KC & The Sunshine Band instead. Well, Don McGregor (writer, Black Panther), Steve Geppi (owns Baltimore—yep, the entire city), and Greg Resse (journalist) love that song and are part of this year's panel. Wayne Brady (everything), Bill Duke (director and runner of red lights), and Lakita Garth-Wright (writer, media consultant) will join them. Also joining the panel will be Darryl McDaniels, better known as DMC. It's like that, and that's the way it is. Look for some big surprises. Any spokesperson who makes a Michael Davis announcement and isn't Michael Davis is lying.

Friday July 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 5AB

10:15am

DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, a Netflix Original Series
Join the Rebellion! Executive producer Noelle Stevenson, Aimee Carrero (Adora/She-Ra), Karen Fukuhara (Glimmer), Marcus Scribner (Bow), and Lauren Ash (Scorpia) offer a peek inside the highly anticipated third season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power in a conversation moderated by Entertainment Weekly senior editor Patrick Gomez.

Friday July 19, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 6BCF

10:15am

SYFY WIRE's It Came from the 90s
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 15, 05:25PM
The 90s gave us everything, from scrunchies to grunge to a vampire-fighting high schooler. It also birthed a generation raised on The X-Files and The Secret Life of Alex Mack that became the genre obsessed fans of today. So lace up your Doc Martens and dust off that plaid shirt! SYFY WIRE is bringing host Dave Holmes (editor-at-large for Esquire) and panelists Jason Mewes (Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back), Orlando Jones (Evolution, American Gods), Jonah Ray (Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail), Milana Vayntrub (Marvel Rising: Initiation, Dallas & Robo), Eliza Skinner (writer/performer on Adam Ruins Everything; head writer, Drop the Mic) and Maude Garrett (creator of Geek Bomb & Whut Apparel) together to test their wits (and memories!) about some of the greatest movies, TV, and gaming of the 90s. It’ll be as fun as playing Myst but way less impossible to beat!

Friday July 19, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Ballroom 20

10:30am

Cartoon Network First Look
The first Cartoon Network panel of SDCC 2019 is all about firsts! Be first in line to get the scoop on Cartoon Network Studios originals before anyone else. Conrad Montgomery, senior director, current series, will be on hand to deliver updates and first-look sneak peeks of everything you love about Cartoon Network. Joining him are Tiffany Ford from Craig of the Creek, Parker Simmons from Cartoon Network's new series Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart, Diego Molano from Victor and Valentino, Niki Yang, from Summer Camp Island, and Stephen P. Neary from The Fungies. Why settle for second? Come get your first look at everything Cartoon Network Studios!

Friday July 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6A

10:30am

Comics Arts Conference Session #5: The Dark Side: A Supervillain Reader
If you are interested in supervillains—or, for that matter, their wretched, do-good counterparts, the superheroes—then The Dark Side: A Supervillain Reader is for you. Bringing together essays related to film, history, literature, and contemporary comics, The Dark Side takes an interdisciplinary, multimedia approach to examining the deep history and current status of the supervillain. From the Kingpin to Red Son 's Superman to the fallen god heroes of Irredeemable and Injustice: Gods Among Us, the evolution of the bad guy is an exciting, often surprising one. Hear from contributors Ryan Litsey (Texas Tech University), Wyatt Phillips (Texas Tech University), Randy Duncan (Henderson State University), and Matt McEniry (Texas Tech University) as they engage with the trope's most pressing and central issues and offer the best possible starting point for supervillain studies.

Friday July 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 26AB

10:30am

Will Eisner and the Graphic Memoir
Graphic novelists of memoirs are frequently asked: “Did those traumatic things really happen to you?” These panelists will explore why anyone would want to reveal such personal information. Using graphic novel pioneer Will Eisner's autobiographical works To the Heart of the Storm and The Dreamer as touchstones, panelists Peter Kuper (Stop Forgetting to Remember), Eddie Campbell (Alec: The Years Have Pants), and Sara Woolley (Los Pirineos: The Mostly True Memoirs of Esperancita Gomez) will read from their new works and discuss the challenges and rewards of creating such personal material. Danny Fingeroth (A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee) moderates.

Friday July 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 24ABC

10:30am

Comic Book Law School© 202: Let's Make a Deal (or Three)
While almost every creator will tell you their greatest joy is in their acts of creation, none will argue that equally (or perhaps more) important is earning a living from their efforts. But commercializing creative works is fraught with peril unless you're prepared. Hear from noted attorney Michael Lovitz, author of The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, along with his guests, attorney David Lizerbram and Legion M's COO Terri Lubaroff, for an interactive seminar tackling a slew of more advanced issues facing creators (and the businesses that they work with) as they seek to monetize their creative capital. They will offer insights into a variety of options and opportunities for generating income from your creative endeavors, including: licenses and transfers of rights; key things to know when Hollywood comes knocking; publishing, manufacturing, merchandising, and distribution agreements; understanding key terms in contracts, assignments, and licenses; and how incorporation and marital bliss (or turmoil) may affect contracts and licenses. And are all independent contractors secretly disguised as employees? Please note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and insights to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. [This program is approved for 1.5 credits of California MCLE.]

Friday July 19, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 11

10:30am

The Her Universe Workshop
Want to get into the business of geek fashion? Calling all designers, artists, lawyers, entrepreneurs. Hear from the founder of Her Universe, Ashley Eckstein, and a panel of industry professionals, and take a deep dive into the business of fashion, fandom, and licensing.

Friday July 19, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

11:00am

Kotobukiya Summer Update 2019: Ten Years of BISHOUJO
It's time for the Kotobukiya summer update! Kotobukiya staff will present a sneak peek at their upcoming product lineup, fun giveaways, activities, and more! The panel will also provide an inside look for the world of one of Kotobukiya's most beloved statue lines: the BISHOUJO series, in honor of its 10th anniversary.

Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00am
Room 32AB

11:00am

Bless the Harts
The network that brought you the Simpsons, the Griffins, and the Belchers now presents the Harts! FOX's new half-hour comedy, Bless the Harts, features your new favorite good ol' Southern family. Jenny Hart (Kristen Wiig) supports her lottery scratcher-obsessed mother, Betty (Maya Rudolph), and her witty creative daughter, Violet (Jillian Bell). With the help of her eternally optimistic dreamer boyfriend Wayne (Ike Barinholtz), they hope to one day achieve the American dream. While they are always struggling to make ends meet, they're already rich in friends, family, and laughter. Get an exclusive first-look into your next animation obsession with executive producers, Emmy Award-winner Emily Spivey (Wine Country, Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live), and Academy Award winners Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street) and the all-star cast behind the Harts.

Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

11:00am

A Conversation with the Russo Brothers
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 15, 05:08PM
For the Russo Brothers, Avengers: Endgame was the culmination of an unprecedented four-film, seven-year journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe that has included some of the most iconic experiences in modern cinema. Come hear directors Joe and Anthony Russo reflect on Endgame and their epic road to it as they segue into life beyond Marvel with their new company, AGBO, which happens to include an exciting array of new and old creative friends. This new independent studio develops and finances filmed projects in any medium, while keeping creative control within the hands of artists. This discussion will be moderated by Collider's editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub.

Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Hall H

11:00am

After Endgame: Where Does the Comic Genre Go from Here
Kyle Newman (director of the film Fanboys), John Campea (The John Campea Show), Kristain Harloff (creator of Movie Trivia Schmoedown), and Chris Gore (creator of Film Threat) discuss the challenges facing the comic book genre of movies after (and caused by) the epic success of Avengers: Endgame.

Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

11:00am

Berger Books and the Writers' Room: Stories Come First
Karen Berger (Vertigo founder) brings together a panel of some of the industry's best writers—including Jeff Lemire, co-creator of Black Hammer; Nnedi Okorafor, co-creator of LaGuardia; Christopher Cantwell, co-creator of She Could Fly; and Jody Houser, writer for Stranger Things and Critical Role—to discuss about what it takes to write comic books and to highlight Berger Books' newest groundbreaking series.

Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 23ABC

11:00am

Comics Journalism: No Guts, No Glory
It's the annual look at the state of writing about comics. Editors and writers reveal the ups and downs of covering comics, comic cons, and comics media, with a special emphasis on social media's impact—from cancel culture, responding to reviews, scrambling for scoops, making sure diverse voices are heard and more. With Wendy Browne (Women Write About Comics), Corrina Lawson (Geek Mom), Therese Lacson (Nerdophiles), Rosie Knight (Nerdist), James Viscardi (Comicbook.com), and others.

Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE

11:00am

Cosplay Makeup 101
Learn what it takes to perfect your cosplay by having great makeup to go with it. Panelists will cover beauty makeup, appliance application, special FX makeup, sculpting, molding, casting, and wig styling.They include Keaghlan Ashley (Face Off season 7 and Face Off All Stars, key makeup artist Severus Snape and the Marauders), Chrissy Lynn (Bat in The Sun's Super Power Beat Down, Sideshow's Queen Gethsemoni from their Court of the Dead series), Ashley Troub (winning looks SDCC Her Universe Fashion Show 2015 and 2016, Sideshow Collectibles Queen of the Dead makeup 2017 and 2018), Cara Zozula (E! Entertainment Oscars show, History Channel's Party Like It's . . . series), and Jessica Mills (Truly Outrageous: A Jem and the Holograms Fan Film; Damsels, Dice, and Everything Nice: A Royal Role Playing Adventure). Moderated by Dawn Banks (plus-size model and fashion blogger Stygian Siryn, lead makeup artist/designer on Batgirl: Spoiled).

Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

11:00am

Crossover Appeal: Adult Comics Teens Love
There are lots of amazing comics that were written for adults but have become hits among teen audiences. Learn about bestselling, critically acclaimed, and Eisner Award-nominated titles from 2018 and 2019 that teens will enjoy as much as their parents! Panelists include Ebony Flowers (Hot Comb), Jason Lutes (Berlin), and Kevin Huizenga (The River at Night), moderated by Adam Kullberg (Pop Culture Classroom). In conjunction with CBC Graphic Novel Committee.

Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

11:00am

Finance Your Indie Comic Now
The Antidote Trust (TAT), America's premiere independent creator collective, brings together an illustrious panel to examine the many ways of securing funds to publish independent comics. The discussion is moderated by veteran comics writer and editor Barbara Kesel (Shadowzone, Mine!; DC Comics and Crossgen). Panelists include Fanbase Press editor-in-chief Barbra Dillon, writer and actor Kevin Grevioux (creator of Underworld and The Blue Marvel), TAT co-founder and writer/illustrator Robert Roach (Menthu, The Roach), filmmaker and comic book creator Andre Owens (Force Galaxia, The Bovine League), and illustrator Quinn McGowan (Project:Wildfire).

Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 4

11:00am

Fun with Funko
Come meet the crew responsible for bringing the greatest story in the galaxy to the world of all your favorite Funko collectibles. Hear the stories behind their own deeply personal connections with “a galaxy far, far away" and how they channel that passion into constantly growing, ever-evolving Star Wars expressions. From their lifelong dreams to a literal dream come true, the story of Star Wars and Funko is one built from the hearts of true-blue fans.

Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 7AB

11:00am

The Fantastic Flavors of Fantasy
From urban fantasy to epic fantasy to superheroes, fantasy contains multitudes of the amazing and the astonishing. Authors Renee Ahdieh (The Beautiful), Lauren Shippen (The Infinite Noise), Katy Pool (There Will Come a Darkness), Nicole Conway (Legend), Sherrilyn Kenyon (Stygian, Deadman's Cross series), and Marissa Meyer (Supernova) serve up spicy tropes and savory imaginations across a multitude of subgenres in conversation with David Canfield (Entertainment Weekly).

Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 25ABC

11:00am

The Future of Storytelling
Award-winning creator Brian Haberlin covers how to use such modern storytelling methods as web shorts, podcasts, augmented reality, and virtual reality. Brian is an American comic book artist, writer, editor, animator, sculptor, educator, and producer best known as the co-creator of the Witchblade franchise and for his digital art innovations. He currently runs Digitalarttutorials.com, where he produces art tutorials, teaches at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and is partner in Anomaly Productions, producing graphic novels, comics, and augmented reality apps.

Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 2

11:00am

The World of TwoMorrows 25th Anniversary
TwoMorrows Publishing is celebrating their 25th anniversary with a look back at the company's beginnings and the crazy things that've happened during a quarter-century quest to create the future of comics history. Comic-Con special guest Jon B. Cooke (Comic Book Artist /Comic Book Creator magazine editor) and panelists P .C. Hamerlinck (Alter Ego /FCA editor), Keith Dallas (editor of the American Comic Book Chronicles series, and co-author of the Eisner Award–nominated book Comic Book Implosion), Mike Manley (Draw! magazine editor), and Dewey Cassell (author of the Eisner -nominated book Mike Grell: Life Is Drawing Without an Eraser) will share what TwoMorrows has in store for 2020 and beyond. Moderated by publisher (and Jack Kirby Collector editor) John Morrow.

Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 29AB

11:00am

Women of the Hollywood Art Department
Hear from a panel of talented women from the Art Directors Guild whose careers span a variety of design roles within the film and TV industries. They will discuss their professional journeys in the industry, how they envision the Art Department of the future, and the unique challenges they face as visual storytellers, creating distinct and wondrous worlds for today's most popular films and TV shows. Oscar-winning production designer Hannah Beachler (Black Panther, Moonlight), art director Aashrita Kamath (Avatar 2 and 3, Kong: Skull Island), graphic designer Ellen Lampl (Bumblebee, Jurassic World), specialist set designer Andrea Onorato (Avatar 2 and 3, Westworld), art director Erin Riegel (Birds of Prey, Captain Marvel), and moderator Kate Weddle (set designer).

Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 9

11:00am

Build a Better World Through Gaming (A Women in Gaming Panel)
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 16, 07:44PM
Sarah Hebbler (executive producer, Psyonix), Janessa Christine (account manager, Online Performer's Group), Candela S. Rebot (founder/chief creative officer, Sparkd Studios), and Helen Theriault (store manager, Microsoft) are the panelists who will be discussing the ways to improve the cultural differences and experiences of women in the gaming industry. A Q&A session will follow the panel discussion. Moderated by Donnell Hilliard (assistant store manager, Microsoft).

Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

11:05am

Zombie Time
Two zombies, one fate. Panelists include director Alfonso Fulgencio Cabrera (Agua and Mandos) and executive producer Jose Luis Farias. Grand 6, Marriott Marquis

Friday July 19, 2019 11:05am - 11:25am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

11:15am

DC Nation
If you want to get the scoop on the latest from some of your favorite DC talent, then come see DC publisher Dan DiDio as he hosts a gathering of all-star talent for a behind-the-scenes talk about their current and upcoming stories.

Friday July 19, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6DE

11:25am

Io—Inner Self
The planet is in danger! A giant meteor is approaching at an impressive speed, and there is only one person capable of stopping this threat. This gigantic meteorite seems to be indestructible. Will Io save the planet? Panelists include Israel Ayhllón (writer/director), Paulina Patiño (producer), and Daniel Laget (CEO, Spaceboy Studio).

Friday July 19, 2019 11:25am - 11:45am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

11:30am

Jack Kirby and the 5 String Mob
They may not have been Jack Kirby's greatest creation, but they were sure important to some of the folks who started this convention. Come hear how the King of the Comics turned six kids involved in the Con's early days—Scott Shaw!, Barry Alfonso, Roger Freedman, Mike Towry, John Pound, and William R. Lund—into comic book stars for some brief, shining moments. Moderator Mark Evanier is the one who gets the band back together!

Friday July 19, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8

11:30am

Monster Hunter
The world of Monster Hunter continues to grow! Hear the latest news on the series and the upcoming massive expansion, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Members of the Monster Hunter team will be ready to share a look behind the scenes, game design info, and even perhaps some debuts. Featuring Capcom Japan Development Team with Brett Elston and Yuri Araujo from Capcom USA.

Friday July 19, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 6BCF

11:30am

Drawing from Life: Comics Fiction and Memoir
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 08, 10:38PM
Memoir has become a genre central to independent comics, but personal history influences the work of cartoonists in many different ways. This panel brings together creators from vastly different backgrounds who mine their personal experiences to create memoir, fiction, fantasy, or something altogether new. Includes Simon Hanselmann (Megahex), Ulli Lust (Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life), Dame Darcy (Meat Cake), and cartoonist, editor, and comics scholar Trina Robbins. Moderated by The Comics Journal co-editor R. J. Casey.

Friday July 19, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 24ABC

11:30am

Nerdist News Live
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 08, 08:53PM
Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News, G4), Amy Vorpahl (Nerdist News, Mothership!) Dan Casey (Explainiac, Nerdist News), Rachel Heine (Nerdist and Geek & Sundry editor-in-chief), Brian Compton (Nerdist producer), Erin Vail (Nerdist producer), Stephen Czerwinski (Nerdist producer), and Kate Meyers (Nerdist head of production) dig in to what's happening in pop culture as only Nerdist can. Go behind the scenes of Nerdist News, and bring your questions for the cast and crew. As always, you can expect hot takes, deep cuts, and theories, theories, theories!

Friday July 19, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 5AB

11:30am

World Premiere: Hulu's Veronica Mars Revival
Come watch the world premiere screening of the new season of Veronica Mars, followed by a conversation with Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen, Francis Capra, Percy Daggs III, executive producer Diane Ruggiero-Wright and creator/executive producer Rob Thomas. The cult favorite returns after 10 years to Hulu with Veronica Mars (Bell) drawn into an epic eight-episode mystery as a series of bombs terrorize spring-breakers in Neptune.

Friday July 19, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm
Ballroom 20

11:30am

Comics Arts Conference Session #6: Mutant Metaphors
Elisabetta Di Minico (Autonomous University of Madrid) analyzes the X-Men saga to ask why dystopias so often transform diversity into an element of crisis and trauma, revealing the xenophobic, misogynist, and homophobic drifts of our post-truth society. Chris Fennessy (California State University, Los Angeles) examines how New Mutants uses superhero genre conventions to create a unique teen narrative, representing how the violence inherent in superheroics affects teenage development. Monica Geraffo (Fashion Institute of Technology) examines the ways Chris Claremont's Uncanny X-Men uses S&M clothing and sexual liberation as key symbols to explore definitions of power. Michael J. Bittner (North Dakota State University) shows how Claremont's run on Uncanny X-Men subverted queer stereotypes to portray unique alternatives to nonrepresentation and to queer-coded villainy despite editorial restrictions.

Friday July 19, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 26AB

11:45am

DuckTales
It's time for even more racecars, lasers, and aeroplanes with the cast and crew of Disney Channel's hit series DuckTales ! Executive producer Matt Youngberg, co-executive producer Francisco Angones, and series stars Ben Schwartz (Parks and Rec, House of Lies), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live, Star Wars Resistance, We Bare Bears), Kate Micucci (Garfunkel and Oates, Don't Think Twice), and Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds, Harvey Birdman) discuss more epic adventures for season 3 and show footage from never-before-seen episodes. It's a duck blur of fun, action, and secrets revealed, moderated by Variety 's senior editor Michael Schneider.

Friday July 19, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 6A

11:45am

Esluna: The First Monolith
Animated solely by director Denver Jackson over nine months, Esluna: The First Monolith is about a plucky ex-monk and her robot, who must team up with an archaeologist and a boy with strange powers to stop Esluna’s tyrannical queen from activating a powerful, ancient technology that threatens to destroy their world. Panelists include Denver Jackson (The Wishing Jar), composer Marc Junker (Somnius), and actor Grace Chan.

Friday July 19, 2019 11:45am - 1:15pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

12:00pm

[adult swim] Robot Chicken
It's happening! Season 10 is upon us! To mark this historic occasion, Robot Chicken returns to SDCC ready to celebrate ten seasons of animated insanity! They're talking teaser trailers, brand-new clips, and a panel consisting of RC creators and top-secret panelists! Co-creator and executive producer Matthew Senreich is joined by executive producers/co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root, actor/writer Breckin Meyer, writer/director Tom Sheppard, and wow! a special video message from Seth Green! Moderated by Keith Crofford, senior vice president of production for Adult Swim.

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

12:00pm

A Fan Celebration of Batman in Animation
Kevin Altieri (storyboard artist and director, Batman: The Animated Series), Dan Riba (storyboard artist and director, Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Justice League), and Mike Goguen (character design artist, Batman: The Animated Series) discuss how the animated Batman has brought some of the most defining moments in this character's eight-decade-long history, moderated by Londyn Jackson (host, History of the Batman, DC Comics verified fan).

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

12:00pm

Bedside Press: What's Next?
From international distribution to nationwide grants, Eisner Award nominations and Governor-General Award–winning creators, Bedside Press is the little Canadian micropublisher that could. Find out what's coming next in 2019 and 2020, including exclusive SDCC announcements! Featuring Kris Straub (podcaster, 28 Plays Later), Amanda Deibert (writer, Work for a Million), S. M. Beiko (editor, Gothic Tales of Haunted Love), Steenz Stewart (editor, Work for a Million), Lilah Sturges (writer, Maiden, Mother, Crone), Ashley Robinson (Science!), and Hope Nicholson (publisher, Bedside Press).

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 25ABC

12:00pm

Blade Runner Spins into Comics
Blade Runner returns to comic shops this month with the debut of a comic series written by Blade Runner 2049 scriptwriter Michael Green and his regular writing partner, Mike Johnson. Moderated by Graeme McMillan of The Hollywood Reporter, Michael and Mike will be joined by editors David Leach and Jeff Conner to discuss bringing this critically acclaimed world to comics while expanding the canon of this beloved franchise.

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 4

12:00pm

Building a Geek Brand (That Changes the World)
Do you dream of converting your nerd passion into a full-time career but feel overwhelmed with the next steps? Whether writing your first book, becoming a YouTube personality, or creating an innovative product, the road to success can be filled with many obstacles and pitfalls. This panel of geek pros will help you get started, discover some shortcuts, and inspire you to make an impact in pop culture. Panelists include Tony B. Kim (Hero Within), Trisha Hershberger (media host), Genese Davis (author), Victor Dandridge (artist), and Stella Chu (pro cosplayer).

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

12:00pm

CBLDF: Take PRIDE in Comics
Why are comics and other literature centered on LGBTQ+ characters targeted so frequently by censors? What can be done to ensure these important books stay on shelves? CBLDF and a panel of creators, educators, librarians, and retailers discuss the challenges facing LGBTQ comics and ways communities can help overcome them.

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 11

12:00pm

Costume Designers Guild: Designing the DC Streaming Universe featuring Laura Jean Shannon
Costume Designers Guild member Laura Jean Shannon (costume designer, Stargirl, Doom Patrol, Titans, Black Lightning), Sarah Mgeni (assistant costume designer, Stargirl, Doom Patrol, Titans), Miracole Burns (super-suit supervisor, Doom Patrol), Gina DeDomenico Flanagan (costume concept artist, Stargirl, Doom Patrol, Titans S2), and Lesley Becerra (director of production creative character engineering, Stargirl, Doom Patrol, Titans), discuss the behind-the-scenes process that goes into designing and manufacturing the superhero costumes for several of the DC Streaming TV shows. The panelists will also take questions from the audience with an autograph table to follow. Special guest moderator, April Bowlby (actress, Rita Farr / Elastic-Woman from Doom Patrol).

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 9

12:00pm

Embracing Your Inner Geek: An Interactive Self-Care Workshop
Neisha T Mulchan (Diversely Geek CEO and ARNP) with the assistance of Jonathan Panarello (APRN, ANP-C ) merge our love of fandom with strategies for mental wellness. Participants will learn to create their own fandom-oriented, self-affirmation care plans that build positive self-value. She is joined by Jyoti Ramdat (communications director, Diversely Geek) and Melissa Gibbo (author, Boredom Kills).

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Artists' Loft, BarrioHaus

12:00pm

Excelsior! Remembering Stan Lee
Colleagues and friends of Lee, the legendary Marvel Universe co-creator who passed away in November, celebrate his life and legacy. Panelists include Paul Levitz (former president and publisher of DC Comics), Marv Wolfman (former Marvel editor-in-chief), Michael Uslan (Batman movies executive producer), Denis Kitchen (Lee's collaborator on Marvel's experimental underground venture, Comix Book), Maggie Thompson (former editor of The Comics Buyer's Guide), and Danny Fingeroth (author of the upcoming St. Martin's Press/Macmillan biography A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee).

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 28DE

12:00pm

Fear the Walking Dead
Season 5 of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead saw the group on a clear mission: locate survivors and help make what's left of the world a slightly better place. Cast and producers will discuss this mission and the challenges they've faced as they head into the midseason finale on Sunday evening. They'll also preview what's to come in the second half of the season, returning in August. Moderated by Chris Hardwick, panelists include chief content officer of The Walking Dead Universe Scott M. Gimple, showrunners and executive producers Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, and Greg Nicotero and co-executive producer and director Michael Satrazemis, along with cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Maggie Grace, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Austin Amelio, Alexa Nisenson, Karen David, Jenna Elfman, and Rubén Blades.

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hall H

12:00pm

Feminist Comics That Rock
Let's celebrate the diversity of strong female characters, authors, and publishers in contemporary kids' comics! Panelists include Raina Telgemeier (Guts), Peggy Burns (publisher, Drawn & Quarterly), and Claudia Aguirre (Morning in America), and Jennifer Holm (Sunny Rolls the Dice). Moderated by Candice Mack (Eisner Awards judge, Los Angeles Public Library). In conjunction with CBC Graphic Novel Committee.

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

12:00pm

Joe Hill and Gabe Rodriguez: Locke & Key Spectacular
Locke & Key co-creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez reunite to discuss the series' impact, the all-new Con exclusive Locke & Key comic, the coming Netflix streaming series, and the (strong) likelihood of even more new L&K comics. Come join the authors and moderator/Locke & Key editor/IDW CCO Chris Ryall for a celebration of the landmark series in all its forms.

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 32AB

12:00pm

Psychology and the Potterverse: Even Muggles Can Cast Their Patronus
Expecto Patronum! Keith Beard, psy.D. (professor, Marshall University), April Fugett, ph.D. (professor, Marshall University), Britani Black, psy.D. (instructor, Marshall University School of Medicine), Carrie Dean, m.A., and Kasey Kessler, m.A. (Marshall University) discuss their findings from a study examining personality with a person's selected Patronus charm based on the Harry Potter movies and the J. K. Rowling's books. The research results demonstrate how personality informs one's choice of a Patronus charm. Additionally, specific personality traits associated with liking or disliking specific Potterverse characters will be reviewed.

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Theater, Comic-Con Museum

12:00pm

Star Wars Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm's Brian Merten
Besides being awesome, the things we collect and bring into our lives are real expressions of the story we love. Join the excitement and learn firsthand what's happening with your favorite Star Wars collectibles. Panelists will chat about prop replicas, statues, and much more, maybe with a surprise or two along the way.

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7AB

12:00pm

The Exhibitors of Comic-Con
Former Comic-Con VP of publicity and publications and former VP of exhibits Beth Holley moderates this cast of longtime exhibitors: Bill Cole (Bill Cole Enterprises), Bud Plant (Bud Plant, Inc.), Chuck Rozanski (Mile High Comics), Ron Turner (Last Gasp), Dan Vado (SLG Publishing), and Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Mysterious Galaxy). Hear from their perspective on how the Con has changed for them over the years. For good or for bad, listen to stories and moments that have stuck with them since their exhibitor history beginnings.

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 29AB

12:00pm

What Is a TechNoobian?
Ryan Benjamin explores character and world development that place cultural interactions at the forefront with subtleties that nod at the players. This is the launch of a new creative technologists group. The purpose is to build an international community that inspires, sustains, and nurtures enthusiasts and professionals at all levels to actively create and share their narratives across mediums. Travis Williams began his career in entertainment in 1990 as one of the co-creators of the World of Darkness roleplaying games from White Wolf. These properties (Vampire, Werewolf, Mage) went on to become comics, TV shows, video games, and novels. He is currently the vice president of Digital Gaming at Lightstorm Entertainment.

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2

12:00pm

Entertaining Science: The Real, Fake, and Sometimes Ridiculous Ways Science Is Used in Film and TV
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 17, 10:38PM
Rick Loverd (National Academy of Sciences, The Science and Entertainment Exchange) will moderate a discussion with Dr. Rebecca Thompson (physicist, Fire, Ice, and Physics: The Science of Game of Thrones), Dr. Donna J. Nelson (chemist, The Science of Breaking Bad), and Dr. Clifford Johnson (physicist, science advisor for Marvel, author of the graphic science book The Dialogues) discuss the science behind some of the most remarkable scenes on TV. What do they get right? What do they get wrong? And what's it like to be a science advisor on set?

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

12:00pm

Image Comics: Masterclass Artists Share Secrets and Inspiration
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 11, 07:19PM
Dustin Nugyen (Descender), Jen Bartel (Blackbird), Sanford Greene (Bitter Root), Stephen Green (Sea of Stars), Aaron Campbell (Infidel), and Mirka Andolfo (Unnatural) will share the craft of bringing a story to life through breathtaking pencils, show-stopping inks, and eye-popping colors. Learn about sequential art from the best in the industry. Moderated by Eric Stephenson (publisher and chief creative officer at Image Comics).

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 23ABC

12:00pm

Space Command: Bold Adventures
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 12, 04:39PM
Science fiction legend Marc Scott Zicree (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Twilight Zone Companion), VFX genius Mitch Suskin (Star Trek Discovery), and a sci-fi superstar cast will premiere the spectacular complete first episode of Space Command: Redemption, the epic adventure series that spans 150 years of galactic history! Awesome cast panelists include star Doug Jones (Shape of Water, Discovery), Mira Furlan (Babylon 5, Lost), Mike Harney (Orange Is the New Black), Christina Moses (Containment), James Hong (Big Trouble in Little China), Faran Tahir (Star Trek, Iron Man), and worldwide talent search winners Ethan McDowell (Doom Patrol), Bryan McClure (Atlanta), Justin Sorvillo (Dark/Web), and Sara Maraffino (The Mentalist). Also featuring illustrator Thehani Farr (World of Warcraft), and Howard Benjamin (CBS News), with costumes by Mike Philpot (Superman) and music by David Raiklen (Star Trek).

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

12:30pm

DC Super Hero Girls New Episode Premiere and Q&A
The world may know them as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl, but not-so-typical teenagers Diana, Kara, and Barbara—alongside their super hero friends—have much more to deal with than just protecting the citizens of Metropolis from some of the most sinister school-aged supervillains of the DC Universe. After all, being teens is tough enough, what with school, friends, family, and the chaos that comes with managing a social life, but add superpowers and a secret identity to the mix, and things can get a lot more complicated. Producers and members of the voice cast will share new footage and answer your questions. DC Super Hero Girls airs Sunday afternoons at 4/3c on Cartoon Network.

Friday July 19, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6DE

12:30pm

Spotlight on Jon B. Cooke
Learn all about the career of Jon B. Cooke (editor, Comic Book Creator) as a historian, editor, designer, and author, with questions by John Morrow (TwoMorrows publisher, Stuf' Said), Jon's oldest friend in the comics world. From his stint as editor of the five-time consecutive Eisner Award–winning magazine Comic Book Artist to his latest project as author of The Book of Weirdo, Jon talks about his 20+ years in the field and his future as co-playwright of The Golden Age, a four-act play.

Friday July 19, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 24ABC

12:30pm

Spotlight on Seth
Legendary Canadian cartoonist Seth (Palookaville, George Sprott) and Rob Salkowitz (author, Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture) discuss Seth's prolific career in comics and his epic yet intimate masterpiece Clyde Fans, about two brothers who can't stand each other and the dissolution of the midcentury capitalist dream. This presentation and conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A.

Friday July 19, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 8

12:30pm

Marvel Comics #1000 Revealed: A This Week in Marvel Special Event
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 18, 09:26PM
Marvel's flagship podcast comes to Comic-Con loaded with secrets, giveaways, reveals, news, guests, and more. And, if you think you've got the stuff and want some swag, you can challenge the Marvel crew in a special House of Ideas Throwdown! Hosts Ryan Penagos (a.k.a. Agent M, VP and creative executive, Marvel) and Lorraine Cink (senior creatorproducer, author of Marvel: Powers of a Girl) along with C. B. Cebulski (Marvel Comics editor-in-chief), Jody Houser (Web of Black Widow), Gail Simone (Domino: Hotshots), and Jeremy Whitley (Future Foundation) will dig into Marvel Comics #1,000, one of the biggest Marvel Comics projects ever assembled, and celebrate Marvel’s 80th Anniversary!

Friday July 19, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 5AB

12:45pm

World of Capcom
Get a peek at Capcom's upcoming lineup with the latest trailers and news, featuring Brett Elston, Charlene Ingram, and Mike Lunn from Capcom USA.

Friday July 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 6BCF

1:00pm

[adult swim] Rick and Morty
Wubba lubba dub dub! The Emmy Award–winning series Rick and Morty is back for a highly anticipated fourth season, premiering November on Adult Swim. Executive producers and co-creators Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), and voice talent Spencer Grammer (Greek), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs). and Chris Parnell (Archer) invite fans to take a look at what they have cooking for the new season. Moderated by Rob Schrab (Creepshow, Community).

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

1:00pm

Becoming a Board Game Designer
Learn from board game industry professionals Jon Cohn, Matt Fantastic, Jonathan Ying, Pat Marino, Kami Mandell, and Ta-Te Wu as they share stories about how they become board game designers and provide tips on how to pitch to publishers, how to build prototypes, and general best practices. They will share tips and stories from the Industry!

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

1:00pm

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-day 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. This panel will include an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the design and development process of Star Wars fashion and accessories, including two new collaborations being unveiled at SDCC this year.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 7AB

1:00pm

Breaking into Indie Comics with Alterna
Terry Mayo (The Wicked Righteous), Ryan Winn (Gods and Gears), David Lucarelli (Tinseltown), Eric Borden (Scrimshaw), and Stephanie Cannon (Hexxed) discuss the craft of creating comics as well as breaking in stories and advice. Moderated by Omar Spahi (OSSM Comics, Dreamer Comics Podcast), with a Q&A session and giveaways to follow.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 29AB

1:00pm

CBLDF: Making Great Comics Programs For Schools and Libraries
Energize your community by creating comics events! CBLDF education coordinator Holly Dotson and a panel of teachers and creators discuss how to make great programming with comics. Bring your success stories and learn about how to build on them with tips on creating book clubs, workshops, creator events, and more.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 11

1:00pm

Comics in Mexico: A Rich History and Vibrant Present
Comics have been created, published, and read in Mexico since the 1930s. The history of Mexican comics encompasses celebrities, filmmakers, classic characters, and Mexican culture and folklore. Moderator Hugo Castro (Gamacon founder and CEO) and panelists Oscar Bazaldua (comics writer and artist), Luis Gantus (comics historian, writer and editor), Bernardo Guerrero (founder of Bazar del Comic), and Adalisa Zárate (cartoonist, writer and editor) will take a look at this rich history. They also will touch on the work of the editors who bring to Mexico great stories created around the world to the delight of Mexican readers.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Theater, Comic-Con Museum

1:00pm

Dressed to Impress: Refining Sewing Skills for Cosplay
Marc Aaron Bright (fashion professor for Saddleback College) and Elizah Siegel (product development for Stance) are here to establish detail-oriented foundations for those aspiring to create their own garments and to correct bad habits for current stitchers. Essential sewing, fitting, and pattern-making techniques will be covered from the ground up: fabric selection, fabric/grain preparation, pattern placement, cutting, seams, finishings, closures, fitting/ease, the value of hand sewing, and pattern-making advice.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

1:00pm

Dynamite Entertainment 15th Anniversary Premiere Publisher
Executive editor Joseph Rybandt introduces Mark Russell (Red Sonja), Christopher Priest (Vampirella), Gail Simone (Death Defying Devil/Red Sonja), Luke Lieberman (Red Sonja), Darick Robertson (The Boys), and some surprise panelists to reveal hot SDCC exclusive announcements about upcoming projects. Q&A session moderated by CEO/publisher Nick Barrucci.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 4

1:00pm

Hollywood Location Scouts
They found Winterfell in Ireland, Themyscira in Italy, Asgard in Australia, and Wakanda in South Africa. Working alongside directors and production designers, location scouts are the visual artists who bring forth every place that you see on the screen. Six location scouts will discuss the creative and logistical aspects of their jobs, relate some exciting anecdotes, and answer audience questions. Moderator John Rakich (Shadowhunters, The Expanse) hosts Location Managers Guild International panelists Robert Boake (Game of Thrones seasons 1–8), Josh Dillard (Avengers: Infinity War, Ozark), Mike Fantasia (Ant-Man and the Wasp, Spider-Man: Homecoming), Catherine Kagan (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Guardians of the Galaxy 2), and Dustin Pitan (Avengers: Endgame, Stranger Things).

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 9

1:00pm

Katie O'Neill Spotlight
Eisner Award-winning children's cartoonist Katie O'Neill (The Tea Dragon Society, Aquicorn Cove) will be in conversation with her editor Ari Yarwood as they discuss Katie's evolving career, webcomics, craft, representation in children's literature, and their favorite Tea Dragons.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 28DE

1:00pm

LGBTQ+ YA Graphic Novels
Panelists Rosemary Valero-Connell (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me), Sarah Graley (Kim Reaper), Claudia Aguirre (Morning in America) and Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass) discuss LGBTQ+ in Young Adult graphic novels, from developing authentic visual stories to comics as a safe space for all identities. Moderated by Amanda Melilli (ALA Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table). In conjunction with CBC Graphic Novel Committee.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

Making a Bridge with Genre Movies
Mitch Hyman (creator, Bubba the Redneck Werewolf), Victor Osuna (director, Las Reglas the la Ruina), and Frank Rodriguez (producer, LYLU films) talk about how genre directors can work together to create new movies and make bonds between the two industries. Moderated by Sebastian Fink.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Artists' Loft, BarrioHaus

1:00pm

Masters of the Illustrated Film Poster
ASIFA–Hollywood and famed illustrators who have worked on entertainment art for the last 50 years will discuss their craft and what inspired them to pick up the baton and follow in the footsteps of their mentors. Moderator Stephen Kramer Glickman (actor, Big Time Rush, The Night Time Show) is joined by panelists Steve Chorney (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Quigley Down Under), Robert Rodriguez (The Jewel of the Nile, City Slickers 2), James Goodridge (Deadpool, Book of Henry), Matthew Joseph Peak (Nightmare on Elm Street films), William Stout (Life of Brian, Wizards), Paul Shipper (Avengers: Infinity War, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Akiko Stehrenberger (Kiss of the Damned, The One I Love), Rory Kurtz (Baby Driver; I, Tonya), and Jason Edmiston (Evil Dead 2, Texas Chainsaw Massacre).

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 23ABC

1:00pm

Shonen Jump Panel
Are you a fan of Dragon Ball, One-Punch Man, Naruto, One Piece, or Bleach ? Hang out with Team Shonen Jump and get the latest developments on new series from Japan, all-time fan favorites, and what they're doing to bring you the world's best manga. They'll also be chatting up prolific voice acting star Robbie Daymond (Boruto, One-Punch Man, Spider-Man, Persona 5, and more). Plus: amazing prizes up for grabs!

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 6A

1:00pm

Steven Universe
Steven thinks his time defending the Earth is over, but in Steven Universe: The Movie, he will face his biggest challenge yet. Moderated by self-proclaimed "ruler of the skies" Shelby Rabara (Peridot), hear Estelle (Garnet), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), and series creator Rebecca Sugar talk about why it's more important than ever to believe in Steven. They'll answer your burning questions about "The Battle of Heart and Mind" special, perform a few songs, and present the worldwide debut of the official trailer for Steven Universe: The Movie.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom 20

1:00pm

The Walking Dead
Cast members and producers discuss filming the series' milestone 10th season and share a first-look trailer ahead of the show's October return. Moderated by Chris Hardwick, panelists include chief content officer of The Walking Dead Universe Scott M. Gimple, showrunner and executive producer Angela Kang, executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, and Greg Nicotero, along with cast members Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Avi Nash, Cooper Andrews, Ryan Hurst, Nadia Hilker, Eleanor Matsuura, and Cailey Fleming.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hall H

1:00pm

What Is the Best Superpower?
When creating comic book heroes, it makes sense to give them the best superpower, right? So why do we have so many superheroes with a wide array of amazing powers? Perhaps because the debate on what is the best superpower is still raging. How sure are you that you know the best power? Could you be swayed by the opinions of these Comic-Con special guests? Panelists include Alitha Martinez (Iron Man, Batgirl), Joseph M. Linsner (Vampirella), Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic 4), Steenz (Archival Quality), Todd McFarlane, and Katy Farina (BG Paint for She Ra and the Princesses of Power), along with moderator Amy Chu.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 25ABC

1:00pm

Ripped from the Pulp: Real-World Threats to Mankind
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 19, 12:03AM
Do recent shows like The Hot Zone and Chernobyl peak your interest in what calamities the human race may face in the future? Have you ever wondered how reality relates to what we see in the entertainment space? Join an illustrious group of scientific experts and advisors to discuss some of the real challenges facing mankind and how to separate fiction from fact. Featuring Dr. Elaine Seasly, NASA deputy planetary protection officer; FBI Special Agent John Gill, FBI San Diego weapons of mass destruction coordinator; Dr. Jessica Petrillo, State Department senior health security officer; Dr. Gregory Bernard, Homeland Security innovation officer and former Domestic Nuclear Detection Office assistant director; and Dr. Joe Masiero, group supervisor of Near-Earth Object survey projects at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the panel will discuss such existential risks as asteroids, emerging biological technologies, nuclear terrorism, and threats from space and beyond, and engage the audience in their questions about where the real risks to our planet and society may lie and how this often translates into popular fiction.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

1:00pm

The Character of Music
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 10, 05:14PM
Ever wonder what goes into creating pulse-pounding action music, emotional character themes, or lush adventurous soundscapes? This panel pairs composers with their directors to discuss what creative thinking and conversations happen behind the scenes to develop music for fan favorite projects in film, television. and video games. Composer Tyler Bates and director Michael Schwandt (Cirque du Soleil, The Masked Singer), composer Frederik Wiedmann and co-creator Aaron Ehasz (Netflix's The Dragon Prince), and composer Austin Wintory and director Matt Nava (Journey, Abzu video games) will elaborate on the creative process. BMI's senior director of creative film, TV, and visual media Anne Cecere and president of White Bear PR Chandler Poling moderate. A Q&A with the audience will follow, along with fun giveaways.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 32AB

1:00pm

The Kaiju Kingdom Podcast: The Aftermath
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 12, 04:23PM
Jessica Tseang (co-host, The Kaiju Kingdom podcast) and Chris Eaton (co-host, The Kaiju Kingdom podcast) sit down with guests to discuss their love and fan appreciation of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, reflect upon 65 years of franchise history, the popularity of TOHO's greatest creation, and their hopes for future kaiju films.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

Comics Arts Conference Session #7: Manga Around the World
Amanda Kennell (University at Buffalo) argues technology's prominence in Kuwata Jiro's Batman (a.k.a. the Batmanga) reflects social debates within Japan regarding the distinctions between humanity, technology, and post-humanity. Aviya Amir (University of California, Riverside) demonstrates how the Hebrew-language webcomic Tzahal Sempa (IDF Sempai) paradoxically uses “sempai” as part of a demilitarized and homoromantic portrayal of social bonds within the Israeli army. Nicole Larrondo (The University of Texas at Austin) asks why “boys' love” manga has been a systematically stigmatized type of cultural production in Chile—even as most BL books are drawn by women for women—and how the genre expresses female sexuality.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 26AB

1:00pm

Draw Your Imagination with Kim Jung Gi
You will realize that you do not need any fancy equipment to draw your heart out after seeing Kim Jung Gi' s outrageous live drawing! You will get a chance to see an empty canvas transform into a completed scene with human anatomy and perspective in just 90 minutes. Kim Jung Gi is an established artist from South Korea who has the ability to visualize drawing before making his marks. With mental pictures, he can draw without photographic reference. He has published numerous sketchbooks and worked on the TLT, Tiger the Long Tail webtoon.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 2

1:15pm

Dancing Frog
Dancing Frog is a puppet animation. The main character running away from a huge snake with other frogs was struck by a toad's leg and fainted. Waking up in the world of unconsciousness, he shares the experience of other frogs through the zoetrope and understands them, even the toad that hit him. When he realizes that everyone is connected, all their moves become dances.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:15pm - 1:25pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

1:25pm

1:30pm

Marvel Comics: Spider-Man
Get caught in Spider-Man's tangled web along with executive editor Nick Lowe, assistant editor Kathleen Wisneski, and writers Seanan McGuire (Ghost-Spider) and Frank Tieri (Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool, Absolute Carnage: Lethal Protectors) to find out what's on the horizon for all of your wall-crawling favorites! Spider-Man's mysterious new foe sets his plan into motion! Ghost-Spider joins the Marvel Universe! And New York experiences Absolute Carnage!

Friday July 19, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 5AB

1:30pm

Spotlight on Ursula Vernon
Ursula Vernon (author and illustrator, Dragonbreath, Digger, Hamster Princess) talks about writing and drawing comics for kids and adults and balancing the job of art with the art of writing.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 24ABC

1:30pm

Development to Deliverables: Insight into Production, PostProduction & Distribution
Susan Spohr (Technicolor / Lucasfilm), Dawn Higginbotham (Morning Person Pictures / Lucasfilm), K. Eales (Warner Bros. / Lucasfilm) & Julian Moses (Twentieth Century Fox / Midnitemove Productions), along with Natalie Ebnet (Chris Angel Mindfreak / Megalodon; Monster Shark Lives) chat about everything from developing content to prepping your production to post workflow and deliverables across multiple platforms. Moderator will be Renee O’Connor (ROC Pictures).

Friday July 19, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

1:30pm

America's Best Comics Editors and What They Do!
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 15, 05:10PM
Panelists Jann Jones (Legendary), Henry Barajas (Top Cow), David Mariotte (IDW Publishing), Chynna Clugston Flores (Image Comics), Shannon Eric Denton (WildStorm/DC Comics), and Sarah Gaydos (Oni) talk about America's best comics editors and what they do. What's the right way to edit a book? Is there a wrong way to edit a book? Making comics is a team sport, and good editing brings out the very best work possible from your team. Learn tips and tricks from a wide range of editorial talent who will guide you through the comics-making process, whether on indie darlings, creator-owned graphic novels, corporate juggernauts, licensed properties, short-story anthologies, or long-running fan favorite series. Every style of comic will be covered!

Friday July 19, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 8

1:30pm

Dark/Web: An Independent Sci-Fi Anthology Series
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 12, 09:38PM
Actors Sibongile Mlambo (Netflix's Lost in Space), Clare Kramer (Buffy), Lana McKissack (Transformers), Michael Nardelli (Circle), and Noemi Gonzalez (Paranormal Activity), along with filmmakers Tim Nardelli, Mario Miscione, and Roxy Shih, will discuss the ambitions and challenges of crafting an entire season of one of TV's first independently produced series, Dark/Web. Moderated by Greg Alba (YouTube's The Reel Rejects).

Friday July 19, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

1:45pm

DC World's Finest: The 2019 Eisner Nominees
With 24 nominations at the 31st annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, what better way to celebrate than with these amazing nominees? This all-star panel will talk about their comic creations and their journey to this recognition among of the most prestigious comic talent in the industry.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 6DE

2:00pm

[adult swim] Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal
The new animated series Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal roars to life this year on Adult Swim. Creator Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack), art director Scott Wills (The Ren & Stimpy Show, Samurai Jack), and music composer Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy, Samurai Jack) will present a first look at the new series.

Friday July 19, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

2:00pm

2:00pm

Are Girls Turning into Killer Cats?
The creative team of the Eisner Award–nominated comic book Man-Eaters talk comics, felines, and feminist agendas. Featuring NYT bestselling writer Chelsea Cain (Man-Eaters, Mockingbird), Lia Miternique (Man-Eaters co-creator), Rachelle Rosenberg (colorist), and 14-year-old contributors Eliza Fantastic Mohan (writer), Stella Greenvoss (artist), and Emily Powell (Haiku-writer-in-residence).

Friday July 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 29AB

2:00pm

Bringing Films to Comic-Con
Believe it or not, films have been coming to Comic-Con since the beginning! As a matter of fact, in 1976 a small sci-fi movie about a moisture farmer's boy was being promoted on its way to much future celebration. Hear from a few of the folks who have helped to bring films to Comic-Con discuss their roles and changes in the industry. Panelists Craig Miller (publicist, producer, author, Star Wars Memories), Jeff Walker (genre marketing consultant, long-time Comic-Con program participant), Steve Sansweet (former head of fan relations at Lucasfilm), and Gary Sassaman (Comic-Con director of programming, 2000–2007) discuss the film industry's involvement in Comic-Con, with self-proclaimed semi-journalist, moderator Marc Bernardin (writer, The Authority, The Highwaymen, Castle Rock).

Friday July 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 25ABC

2:00pm