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Thursday, July 18

11:00am PDT

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 PDT
Room 25ABC

12:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 25ABC

3:30pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 24ABC

4:15pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 6A
Friday, July 19

11:00am PDT

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 PDT
Hall H

1:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 32AB

2:30pm PDT

The Future of Film Is Female
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 15, 05:29PM
Fandango and TCM correspondent Alicia Malone (author, Backwards & In Heels; The Female Gaze) returns to Comic-Con to conduct a new conversation about women working in genre film, the essential movies, the pioneers who paved the way, and the evolving landscape. Experts and filmmakers on the panel will give insights, discuss favorites, and share their own experiences. Free movie tickets for select attendees. Featuring Rachel Morrison (DP, Black Panther), Julia Hart (director, Fast Color), Gale Anne Hurd (producer, Aliens, The Walking Dead) and Jacqueline Coley (editor, Rotten Tomatoes).

Friday July 19, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 5AB

4:00pm PDT

Writing the Rules of Magic
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 08, 08:30PM
There is more science fiction and fantasy on TV and in the movies than ever before, and while these genres may seem like opportunities for a writer's imagination to run wild, in fact their stories benefit from rules and parameters. These guidelines help ground a writer's fancies and create a recognizable world for the characters. But coming up with the rules of magic and science fiction is more difficult than it seems. These professionals, who have created detailed, grounded worlds, tell how they did it: Deric Hughes (Arrow, The Flash, Warehouse 13), Jose Molina (Magic: The Gathering, The Tick), Julie Benson and Shawna Benson (Wu Assassins, The 100), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Gennifer Hutchison (Better Call Saul, The Strain), Chris Dingess (Doom Patrol, Being Human, Manifest Destiny comic), Kieron Gillen (The Wicked & The Divine, Die), Adam Rogers (Wired magazine). Moderated by TV and comics writer Ben Blacker (DC's Hex Wives, The Thrilling Adventure Hour).

Friday July 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 25ABC

4:00pm PDT

You Do What? Women in Film Production
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 09, 04:40PM
A woman's place is anywhere she wants on a Hollywood set! Ever wonder what all the titles mean in the end credits? Do you dream of making movies, but not sure how or where to start? Join a discussion with Kacie Kane (director of post production, Marvel Studios), Amanda Rohlke (producer, Nat Geo's MARS), Temma Hankin (unit stills photographer, The Invitation), Meg Wilbur (SFX makeup artist, ALIEN Anthology), and Stephanie Gangel (assistant music editor, HBO's Deadwood) as they explore all the ways to get involved in film and television. Following Q&A session moderated by entertainment publicist Brittany Sandler.

Friday July 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

7:00pm PDT

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek Deep Space Nine
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 11, 04:56PM
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine showrunner Ira Steven Behr, filmmaker David Zappone, and select DS9 cast members (including Andrew Robinson, Aron Eisenberg, Penny Johnson Jerald, Cirroc Lofton, and Chase Masterson) present an in-depth journey into What We Left Behind, the critically acclaimed documentary feature about Star Trek's dark and often overlooked “middle-child” series. Moderated by Brian Ward (Shout! Factory), the panel will also feature footage not included in the film's theatrical release.

Friday July 19, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 32AB

8:00pm PDT

Sounds of Horror: Inside Hollywood's Most Terrifying Film Scores
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 09, 04:42PM
From the spine-tingling scores for Us, Get Out, and Ma to the gritty and horror-filled themes in Pet Sematary and Hellraiser to the ultra-spooky cues in Critters and The Head Hunter, horror films wouldn't be nearly as terrifying without their musical scores. Composers Christopher Young, Michael Abels, Gregory Tripi, Russ Howard, Carl Thiel, and Nick Soole pull back the curtain to reveal how they created some of the world's most frightening film music. Moderated by Steve Greene from IndieWire.

Friday July 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Room 9

8:30pm PDT

Christian Comic Art Society Mixer
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 09, 04:45PM
This is the 12th annual mixer of the CCAS where Christian professionals in the comic book entertainment and education fields discuss their faith and interact with the attendees. There will be time for people to network and the always-popular geek quiz where prizes will be given. Panelists will include Joe Queen (Geeky Guys and Gals 4 God), Hector Miray (Faith & Fandom), Scott A. Shuford (FrontGate Media), Eric Jansen (Foursquare Missions Press), Mario DeMatteo (Bear Truth Collective), and Luis Serrano (Samson).

Friday July 19, 2019 8:30pm - 10:00pm PDT
Room 26AB
Saturday, July 20

12:30pm PDT

Intro to TV Writing: From First Draft to Getting Staffed
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 10, 09:53PM
Moderator Spiro Skentzos (Arrow) and TV writers/showrunners Keto Shimizu (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Michael Narducci (The Vampire Diaries), Kira Snyder (Handmaid’s Tale), Michael D. Fuller (Locke & Key), and Averie Huffine (VP, Television Development, BOOM! Studios) discuss navigating the TV spec terrain, including beginner's mistakes, what they look for in a writer, and what it takes for you to write a killer spec that will stand above the crowd. There will be a huge Q&A component, so bring your questions.

Saturday July 20, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 24ABC

1:15pm PDT

Westworld III
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 10, 04:34PM
HBO's Emmy-winning series Westworld returns for its third season in 2020. Creators, executive producers, and directors Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy and cast members Thandie Newton, Aaron Paul, Tessa Thompson, Evan Rachel Wood, and Jeffrey Wright, will present an early look at the forthcoming third season of the drama series, a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth. Moderated by futurist Amy Webb.

Saturday July 20, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Hall H

7:00pm PDT

Bold Voice of Contemporary Horror
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 19, 04:48PM
Love Midsommer? Mandy? Get Out? The Witch? The Invitation? The Babadook? It Follows? Some of the most knowledgeable and influential voices in horror today discuss the state of indie and studio horror film, as well as the rise of horror in television and streaming services, and give a sneak peek at the best to come this year, with exclusive footage from festival standouts including Little Monsters starring Lupita Nyong'o, The Lodge from Goodnight Mommy directors Severin Fiala and Veronica Franz, Daniel Isn’t Real starring Halloween (2018)’s Miles Robbins and Villains, starring Maika Monroe (It Follows, The Guest) and Bill Skarsgård (It, Castle Rock). This is the place to come to find out which upcoming horror flicks should be on your must-see list and discuss current trends in the horror genre. Panelists include Ryan Turek (VP of Development, Blumhouse), Mali Elfman (producer, Before I Wake, The Party's Just Beginning, co-founder of Fun Size Horror), Akela Cooper (writer/producer, American Horror Story, Luke Cage, The Nun 2) Gigi Saul Guerrero (writer/director, Hulu/Blumhouse’s Into The Dark), and Adam Egypt Mortimer (writer/director, Some Kind of Hate, Daniel Isn’t Real). Moderated by film critic Amy Nicholson (host, Halloween: Unmasked, Unspooled).

Saturday July 20, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 23ABC
Sunday, July 21

11:00am PDT

Space Wizards: The Quest to Define Speculative Fiction
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 12, 04:27PM
Whether your X-Wing is chasing down a TIE fighter or you're whispering "dracarys" as your pet dragon turns your enemies to ash, it's undeniable that sci-fi and fantasy are linked. These forms of storytelling both do one thing: provide a way to imagine what could be. Hear from this panel of “wizards” as they discuss the subtle differences that separate sci-fi and fantasy or even if there truly is a difference at all. Featuring Geoff Mark (Serenity, The Orville), E. J. De la Pena (Jingle All The Way, Nobility), Geoff Thorne (Avengers: Black Panther's Quest, Librarians), Gillian Horvath (Sanctuary, Beauty and the Beast), Steven L. Sears (Xena, Stalag X), Ellen Dubin (Lexx, Skyrim), and moderator Joe Ochman (Naruto, Bones).

Sunday July 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina