Convention Connection: SDCC 2015 Schedule Thursday, July 9, 2015-DAY 1

San Diego Comic Convention International Schedule: Thursday, July 9th Day 1


Lionsgate: Mockingjay Part 2 and The Last Witch Hunter (12PM-1:15PM, Hall H). Moderated by: Conan O’Brien.  Lionsgate, a premier next generation global content leader, will give Comic-Con® 2015 attendees two exclusive looks at the studio’s most anticipated fall film releases, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” and “The Last Witch Hunter,” during a panel that will feature Q&As with the stars and filmmakers of both movies to be moderated by Emmy® Award-winning comedian and talk show host Conan O’Brien. The star-studded Lionsgate panel and exclusive reveals will take place in Hall H on Thursday, July 9 from 12:00-1:15 p.m.


Battlestar Galactica Panel (10:30AM-11:30AM, Room 6BCF). Re-imagining the very best of Battlestar for a new generation. A panel and fan discussion of the creative direction a forthcoming BG movie or series should take. Includes Battlestar Galactica videos and comic reels. Expected to Appear: Richard Hatch, Alec Peters, Dr. Kevin Grazier, Nicole Perlman, Robert Meyer Burnett

Con Man. Expected to Appear: Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion.

Damien(6:45PM-7:45PM, Room 6A). Executive producer Glen Mazzara will offer a first look at The Omen follow-up with stars Bradley James, Barbara Hershey, Megalyn Echikunwoke and Omid Abtahi — who will all be joined by a special guest.

Dark Matter (7PM). The six-person crew of a derelict spaceship awakens from stasis in the farthest reaches of space. Their memories wiped clean, they have no recollection of who they are or how they got on board. The only clue to their identities is a cargo bay full of weaponry and a destination: a remote mining colony that is about to become a war zone. With no idea whose side they are on, they face a deadly decision. Will these amnesiacs turn their backs on history, or will their pasts catch up with them?

Doctor Who (Hall H). Expected to Appear: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez, Executive Producers Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin.


Capturing Teen Angst in Comics (5:30PM-6:30PM, Room 8). Expected to Appear: Raina Telgemeier.

IS SHE AVAILABLE? Poetry, Comics, Art and Jazz? Really? Discussing why bother illustrating poetry for the screen when you could be making bigger bucks drawing franchised characters? Expected to Appear: Igor Goldkind, Amy Sterling Casil, Rian Hughes, Liam Sharp, and more.

The Modern Fairy Tale (12PM-1PM, Room 32AB). Myth, legends, folk and fairy tales make up some of the oldest and most treasured stories of human history. More than just entertainment, they teach lessons, preserve tradition, and influence entire generations. Heroes, heroines, dragons, faeries, genies and demons live on in today’s popular fiction. Expected to Appear: Tonya Hurley, Renee Ahdieh, Laura Bickle, Julie Kagawa, Naomi Novik.

PREVIEWS Panel (12:30PM, Room 8).

Prism Comics (5PM). Expected to Appear: Kat Blaque.

A Spotlight on Bob Layton (3PM-4PM, Room 4). Expected to Appear: Bob Layton. Moderator: Michael Uslan.


All Shapes and Sizes Panel (7PM). Expected to Appear: Dani Dixon.

Careers in Costumes. The Costume Designers Guild Local 892 discusses costuming as a career and the many different possibilities that exist today.  Panelists will include Celia Rogus (FIDM faculty), Gina Flanagan (Illustrator), Ivy Thaide (Assistant Costume Designer), Eddie Marks (President, Western Costume Company). Panelists are here to answer your questions about making a career in costuming. Moderated by Joe Kucharski (Baylor University faculty, Editor of

The Digital Bits & Blu-Ray Producers (1PM-2PM, Room 23ABC). The Digital Bits panel at San Diego Comic Con 2015 will feature Axanar!  Bill Hunt, the founder of the Digital Bits, the #1 Blu-ray and DVD website, and a huge Axanar supporter, has hosted this panel for years.  This year, it will feature not only Blu-ray luminaries Charlie Lauzirika (Blade Runner, Transformers, Spiderman), Cliff Stephenson (The Hunger Games, Hannibel) and our own Rob Burnett (Free Enterprise, The Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-rays), all three of whom will be working on the Axanar Blu-ray. Expected to Appear: Bill Hunt, Charlie Lauzirika, Cliff Stephenson, Rob Burnett.

First Second Presents, “What’s in a Page?” (1:30PM-2:30PM, Room 4). What’s in a page? Led by :01 Editorial Director Mark Siegel, four cartoonists take a close look at their own work and each other’s — looking in depth at the text and art in a single page of comics — and what’s hidden under the surface: panel structure, emotional complexity, and creative influences. Expected to Appear: Gene Luen Yang.

Hollywood Location Scouts (4PM). Expected to Appear: Scott Trimble (Terminator: Genisys, Jurassic World), Stephenson Crossley (Fear the Walking Dead), Stacey McGillis (Guardians of the Galaxy), Kei Rowan-Young (Django Unchained), Steve Woroniecki (Tomorrowland).

Horror/Thriller (4PM-5PM, Room 25ABC). Expected to Appear: Robert Brockway, Kevin P. Keating

Kungfu Extravaganza (8PM-10:30PM, Room 6A). Expected to Appear: Ric Meyers.

The Nerd in the Classroom: Sci-Fi as an Educational Tool (4PM-5PM, The San Diego Public Library).
Education’s all-things-nerd networking resource returns to Comic-Con. Topics include: using comics to convey complex information, student-created comics as a narrative, and aligning to national standards while still increasing student engagement. This is a great networking opportunity for professional educators and nerds alike. Expected to Appear: Gene Yang, Blake Bockholt, Patrick O’Connor.

Tattooine Law: Legal Lessons from Star Wars (7:30PM-8:30PM, Room 26AB). Expected to Appear: Paul Grewal.

Transformers Generations (11AM, Room 25ABC).

Transformers: Robots in Disguise (3PM, Room 5AB).

You Do What?! Women Working in Film Production (3:30PM, Room 26AB). Expected to Appear: Brittany Sandler, Cat Paschen, Lauren Haroutunian, Tamiko B.





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