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Thursday, July 18

10:00am PDT

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 PDT
Room 25ABC

1:00pm PDT

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 PDT
The Theater, Comic-Con Museum

3:00pm PDT

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 PDT
The Theater, Comic-Con Museum

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

7:30pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 24ABC
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

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

8:00pm PDT

Future Indies You Must See
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 10, 07:50PM
Prepare for an exclusive preview of independent genre films coming in 2020 and beyond with host Chris Gore (Film Threat) and Film Threat staffers Alan Ng, Bobby Schwartz, Walter Areas, Anthony Ray Bench, along with other special panelists. Through trailer premieres and exclusive clips, get a glimpse into movies that can only be seen in limited release, including the best indie sci-fi, fantasy, and horror.

Friday July 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

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
Saturday, July 20

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

1:30pm PDT

Nerdist: Subverting the Hero's Journey
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 08, 08:54PM
Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix. All beloved stories that follow the hero's journey-the mythic structure of all great stories. Though many have explored why this ancient template has inspired so many great works, it's time to adjust our thinking for a modern age. What exactly is the hero's journey? How do some of pop culture's newest heroes-Captain Marvel, Miles Morales, Rey-follow or subvert this pattern? And what does the reaction to these characters say about the state of fandom and storytelling? Nerdist editor-in-chief Rachel Heine, Preeti Chhibber (author, Peter and Ned's Ultimate Travel Journal), Hector Navarro (host, DC Daily), Joshua Yehl (senior features and news editor, IGN), Danielle Radford (writer, ScreenJunkies), and Jessica Delfanti (narrative lead, Fable Labs) break down what it truly means to be a “hero.”

Saturday July 20, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 5AB

5:30pm PDT

Diversity in Writing: Women Writers and Producers Take Charge in TV, Animation, Comics, Games, Online
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 09, 07:37PM
Award-winning diverse women writers and producers will discuss creating stories with strong diverse female characters across TV, animation, comics, and games; they'll also address the importance of diverse representation, getting started in writing, and their career paths from writing to executive producing top shows. Panelists include Nicole Dubuc (Star Wars Forces of Destiny, Rebels; producer of Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy; winner of WGA Animation Writing Award), Denise Downer (Marvel's Avengers Black Panther's Quest, Power Rangers: Beast Morphers), Keto Shimizu (DC's Legends of Tomorrow, executive producer and writer; Arrow), Silvia Olivas (Disney's Elena of Avalor, producer and writer; Moesha), Anne Toole (Horizon Zero Dawn, WGA Video Game Award winner; The Lizzie Bennet Diaries), Joelle Sellner (DC Super Hero Girls, Sonic Boom), and Gloria Shen (Disney Channel's Amphibia). Moderated by Kevin Winston, Digital LA, CEO.

Saturday July 20, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 26AB

6:00pm PDT

Black and Queer in Popular Media
UPDATED: Sat, Jul 20, 05:01PM
Black representation has gained integral attention within the geek culture. However, Black Queer characters and stories continue to be limited or absent from the discussion. Prism Comics and moderator Viktor Kerney (StrangeLore, co-host of the MEGASHEEN podcast) and panelists Clarkisha Kent (Entertainment Weekly), Eric Cooper (Knight Seeker, CEO of Black Label ComiCon), Valerie Complex (Writer, Film Critic), and William O. Tyler (Ratboy, Theater of Terror: Revenge of the Queers; Cinephilia) discuss a myriad of topics from portrayals of Black Queer people across media platforms to Black Queer contributions to the sci-fi, fantasy, comics genre.

Saturday July 20, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 29AB

7:00pm PDT

Studio Ghibli Kiki's Delivery Service Screening
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 16, 05:36PM
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Kiki's Delivery Service ! This coming-of-age story follows Kiki, a young witch-in-training, to a new town where she delivers goods by broomstick and meets new friends. Join Her Universe and Hot Topic for Studio Ghibli trivia, prizes, and a special screening of this delightful adventure with guest host, social influencer Tessa Netting.

Saturday July 20, 2019 7:00pm - 9:15pm PDT
Horton Grand Theatre
Sunday, July 21

12:00pm PDT

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 PDT
The Theater, Comic-Con Museum