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Thursday, July 18
 

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

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

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

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

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

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
 
Friday, July 19
 

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

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

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

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

2:00pm

3:00pm

Hollyweird Science: Aberrant Smartypants from Hannibal Lecter to Thanos
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 12, 04:59PM
The longstanding Hollywood trope of the crazy genius—from mad scientists to insane mathematicians—is a modern reimagining of the Faustian idea that knowledge of some universal truths comes at the price of sanity. Smart or highly accomplished people are frequently viewed as aberrant. Is it from a collective belief that nobody gets it all—that "God doesn't give with both hands"—and that gifts in one area must be compensated by a deficiency in others? Or is there a grain of truth embedded within? Exploiting this theme in a storytelling realm can be extremely useful. Take baddies like Hannibal Lecter, Killgrave, even Thanos: Isn't it far more terrifying when the evil scary monster . . . is a genius and can't be outsmarted? This panel of scientists and Hollywood professionals share their thoughts: Amy Berg (Counterpart, Eureka), Ashley E. Miller (Lore, Black Sails), Robert J. Sawyer (FlashForward, The Oppenheimer Alternative), Andrea Letamendi, ph.D. (Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics, Justice League vs. the Fatal Five), Jessica Cail, ph.D. (Luke Cage, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and Kevin Grazier, ph.D. (Gravity, Another Life). Moderated by Jenna Busch (Cocktails with Stan, Psych Geeks).

Friday July 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Theater, Comic-Con Museum
 
Saturday, July 20
 

12:00pm

Meet the Star Wars Fan Groups
An introduction to the International Star Wars Fan Groups: The 501st Legion, The Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, Saber Guild, and Droid Builders, with moderator Ramey Chanadet (executive officer of the 501st Southern California Garrison). Hear from the local and international leadership of each club on what the clubs are all about and how to join. Panelists include Todd Mullin (501st San Diego Garrison Commanding Officer), Blair Douglass (Rebel Legion Membership Officer), Victor Silva (Mandalorian San Diego Clan Commanding Officer), Kelley Moreno (Saber Guild Los Angeles Assistant Local Director), and Ashly Jo (Southern California Droid Builder).

Saturday July 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Theater, Comic-Con Museum

12:00pm

The New Wave of Latin American Horror Cinema
Panelists Victor Osuna (director, Las Reglas de la Ruina), Freddy Chavez Olmos (director, Duermete Niño), Mauricio Chernovetzky (director, Styria), Rigoberto Castañeda (director, KM31), Emilio Portes (director, Belzebuth), Gigi Guerrero (director, Culture Shock), Uriel Villalobos Alba (sound designer, La Posesion de Altair), and Isaac Ezban (director, El Incidente) participate in a casual chat about the past and the future of Latin American horror cinema. Moderated by Sebastian Fink.

Saturday July 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Artists' Loft, BarrioHaus

1:00pm

Costumes from Workroom to Film Set: How Your Favorite Superhero Character Becomes a Costume
Explore the various positions behind the scenes in Hollywood's costume industry with Leo Castro (supervisor), Laura Wong (fabric buyer), Marilyn Madsen (manufacturing fore person), Dorothy Bulac-Eriksen (key specialty costumer), and Federico Cervantes (costume wrangler). Learn about the journey each costume takes to become your favorite on-screen character.

Saturday July 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Theater, Comic-Con Museum

1:00pm

Your Childhood in Spanish
Se habla español! Meet Cristobal Orellana (Mexican Johnny, Hotel Transilvania), Beto Castillo (Mexican Dr. Strange and Mexican Maui), Memo Aponte (Mexican Andy, Toy Story), and Carolina Ayala (Mexican Draculaura) to learn how dubbing an American show or movie to Spanish is done, as well as the challenges the different cultures create for the actors. Moderated by Mylo Brizuela.

Saturday July 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Artists' Loft, BarrioHaus

2:00pm

Geek Travel: Is It a Thing?
Travelling expands our horizons and gives us opportunities to meet new friends and explore hidden corners of our world. But how and why do geeks and nerds travel? Moderator Joseph Knitt, and Meg Butler (associate editor, Fodor's Travel), Sean Clark (founder, Convention All Stars; creator, Horror's Hallowed Grounds), and Kristina Manente (contributor, SYFY WIRE; creator, Nerdventurist) discuss what "geek travel" is and how you can do the thing. (Spoiler Alert: you're probably already doing it!)

Saturday July 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Theater, Comic-Con Museum

3:00pm

Fictional Games IRL
What is it like to adapt a sport or game from a fictional universe? Panelists will talk about the fun challenges and unique aspects of activities that start in make-believe and end up in real life. Panelists include Brandi Cannon and Eric Schnier (US Quidditch), Salvador Solis and Alex Tait (Belegarth Medieval Combat Society), Robb Yanagihara and Alexandra Vann (Saber Guild), and Judd King (Starlux Games) with Anna Brisbin and Tessa Netting (Fantastic Geeks and Where to Find Them Podcast) moderating.

Saturday July 20, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Theater, Comic-Con Museum
 
Sunday, July 21
 

12:00pm

The Importance of Genre Cinema in Latin America
Get together with Frank Rodriguez (director, Great Festival of Mexican Films), Victor Osuna (director, Las Reglas de la Ruina), and Laura Manjarrez (producer) to talk about the importance of genre cinema for independent studios, and how small budgets can make miracles to send the director's message. Moderated by Sebastian Fink.

Sunday July 21, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Artists' Loft, BarrioHaus

12:00pm

Sunday Playback
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 09, 02:05AM
This curated 4-hour block will rebroadcast some of Comic-Con's popular panels from Ballroom 20 and Hall H, showing clips in order of appearance at the show from some or all days. (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.)

Sunday July 21, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm
The Theater, Comic-Con Museum

1:00pm

Diversely Geek Discusses Representation in Media
Neisha T Mulchan (Diversely Geek CEO) sits down with Kevin Wood (DC and Warner Bros. artist) and Terri Lubaroff (Legion M COO) to discuss the importance of embracing diversity and changing the narrative.

Sunday July 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Artists' Loft, BarrioHaus