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Convention Connection: #SDCC2015 Saturday, July 11, 2015 Schedule

Saturday, July 11

10:00am

Are You Ready, Kids?: Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants

The cast of SpongeBob is back! All your Bikini Bottom favorites are on hand to performIdiot Box at a live table read as chosen by the fans online. Featuring Tom Kenny(SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), and Dee Bradley Baker (all other Biukini Bottomites.. Following the performance will be a Q&A with the cast and creative director, Vincent Waller. Plus, a sneak peek at a new episode and fan trivia with prizes. Hosted by Claudia Spinelli, VP of current series animation for Nickelodeon. All landlubbers welcome.

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 6A

10:00am

Avatar the Last Airbender: Legend and Legacy

The story of Aang and Korra has ended in one form but continues in graphic novels and through the fans. For over six years, Avatar Legacy has been hosting panels celebrating the fans’ love and loyalty. Moderated by Avatar_Mom, this year’s panelists are Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders), Giancarlo Volpe (director ATLA, producer Green Lantern the Animated Series), Dante Basco (voice actor, Zuko), Jack DeSena (voice actor, Sokka), and Darcy Rose Byrnes (Voice actor, Ikki). The panel also hosts a cosplay contest open to all levels of skill. Hopefuls must be in the panel room to be considered.

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 25ABC

10:00am

Cosplay Makeup 101

This panel goes into what it takes to perfect your cosplay by having great makeup to go with it. It will cover beauty makeup, appliance application, special fx makeup, sculpting, molding, casting, and wig styling. A talented panel of professional makeup artists and wig stylists, Dawnielle Banks (Makeup By Siryn), Chrissy Lynn (Miss Chrissy Lynn),Ashley Troub (Ghost Hunters), and Keaghlan Ashley (Face Off) and professional photographer Deb Kountz (Debshots Photography), have honed their craft in the makeup, film, television, and cosplay photography worlds. The panelists will help answer your questions about makeup to match your costuming and cosplay and what tips and tools of the trade to use. Having makeup that matches the effort put into your cosplay is important. Turn your great cosplay into an amazing one with awesome makeup. Moderated by cosplayer Mac Beauvais (Strange Like That Cosplay).

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 14A

10:00am

Dave Elliott on Self-Publishing

Learn all about self-publishing from someone who’s been in comics publishing for more than 25 years. Dave Elliott co-founded Radical Studios, where he served as both the co-publisher and editor-in-chief. Recently Dave relaunched his company ATOMEKA, started with his partner Garry Leach, as an imprint at Titan Books. His first graphic novels series released under this deal are The Weirding Willows, and Odyssey and revivals of his two anthologies, A1 and Monster Massacre.

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 2

10:00am

Kids’ Graphic Novel Burgeoning Frontier: Kids with Disabilities

Cece Bell (El Deafo), Doug TenNapel (Nnewts; Cardboard), Dave Elliott (A is for Autism; A1), John Shableski (Udon Entertainment), Talia Hurwich (Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth), and moderator Meryl Jaffe (CBLDF Using Graphic Novels in Education) discuss the real-life heroes comics still need to embrace: kids with disabilities. They’ll evaluate how graphic novels are beginning to tell stories about kids with disabilities, illness and handicaps, and how others with great stories can be heard.

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 28DE

10:00am

Land of the Lost Series Reunion

This year’s Saturday morning cartoons Happy Hour takes a routine expedition down memory lane to Sid & Marty Krofft’s live-action classic Land of the Lost. ModeratorCorey Rothermel hosts the party as guests Wesley Eure (Will Marshall), Kathy Coleman (Holly Marshall), Phil Paley (Cha-Ka), and David Gerrold (writer/story editor) recount and reminisce about their time spent in the “original” Jurassic world. They will cover everything from Sleestaks to Selima, from Pylons to Pakuni. So if you’re nostalgic for the Saturday morning programs of old or want to discover them for the very first time, meet up with this panel for the happiest hour at Comic-Con.

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 29AB

10:00am

Let’s Create a Cartoon Series

A combination of actual show creation and an improv game with high audience participation. Experienced animation show creators including Dean Stefan (Matchbox Big Rig Buddies, Quack Pack), Rob Hoegee (Thunderbirds are Go!, Teen Titans), Holly Huckins (Rugrats, Sheriff Callie’s Wild West), John Derevlany (LEGO Legends of Chima,Endangered Species), and Craig Miller (Curious George, Beast Wars) take suggestions called out by people in the audience for a genre, a main character, other characters, and the world it takes place in. The panel will provide a take on how a show is created, all the elements you need to take into consideration, and why the idea of it being about this or that would be too expensive. Why would we like this main character? What age group is this for? And as people shout out different ideas, you will learn why a producer or studio might say no or yes to various aspects.

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 9

10:00am

MARCH with Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

His first visit to Comic-Con made national news; now the legendary civil rights icon, U.S. congressman, and #1 bestselling graphic novel author John Lewis returns. Congressman Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin, and artist Nate Powell re-team to share their award-winning March series. You’ll hear about the incredible tour that’s brought the message of March to schools, universities, libraries, and corporate headquarters from coast to coast. You’ll see glimpses of the much-anticipated March: Book Three, covering Mississippi Freedom Summer and the unforgettable Selma-Montgomery March. And of course, you’ll hear Congressman Lewis’s firsthand memories of sit-ins, Freedom Rides, the march on Washington, Selma, and beyond, and the vital power of his message of transformative nonviolence in the world today.

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 23ABC

10:00am

My Book Is a Movie/TV Show: Now What?

Authors discuss the process of having their book made into another medium, their involvement and/or lack thereof, and how they feel now toward the project. Do they wish they could have done something differently? Do they feel the TV/movie has benefited or hurt their book? Lauren Kate (Unforgiven), Jeff Jensen (Before Tomorrowland), Arwen Elys Dayton (Seeker), Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen), and Daniel H. Wilson (Bro-Jitsu: The Martial Art of Sibling Smackdown and Robopocalypse) join in conversation with Ava Dellaira (Love Letters to the Dead).

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 7AB

10:00am

New DC Universe the Lighter Side: Are You Ready?

Get an inside look at the new titles that put the word comic in comic book. Never before has DC Comics had a lineup of comics this fun and this funny! Joining in the hilarity will be Amanda Conner, Heath Corson, Dan Jurgens, and Jimmy Palmiotti.

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 6DE

10:00am

Spotlight on Carlos Ezquerra

Carlos Ezquerra, the legendary Spanish artist and Comic-Con special guest, famed for his co-creation of the iconic Judge Dredd, talks to Michael Molcher from 2000 ADabout a career that has inspired generations of comics’ biggest names. From romance comics to war-torn battlefields of World War II and the mean streets of Mega-City One, Ezquerra is a titan of European comics whose influence can be felt throughout the industry to this day. There will be an audience Q&A.

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 4

10:00am

The Last Man on Earth

What would you do if you were the last person on Earth? Star and creator Will Forte(Nebraska, Saturday Night Live), Kristen Schaal (Bob’s Burgers, Flight of the Conchords),January Jones (Mad Men), and director/executive producer Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street) discuss the surprising twists and turns of the first season as well as tease the upcoming second season

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

10:00am

Comic-Con Film School 103: Working with Actors and a Crew

Day 3 of our course on microbudget moviemaking deals with how to direct actors, organize a crew, and keep them all happy without anybody making a dime. Panelists for the class include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Nick Murphy(writer/director of Pizza and Bullets), Jack Conway (actor, Nazis at the Center of the Earth),Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica), and actors Josh Perilo, Megan Rees, andBradley Upton.

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Grand Ballroom D, Manchester Grand Hyatt

10:00am

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time’s savior has gone dark. As Emma Swan transitions into her role as the Dark One, join the resident fairy tale characters as they cope with Emma’s new role and begin the search for Merlin. Co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (Lost) and Adam Horowitz (Lost) join the cast to discuss the upcoming season of unexpected twists, evolving characters, new adventures, and new rivalries. Also: an exclusive sneak peek at what’s in store for the upcoming season.

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am – 10:45pm
Ballroom 20

10:30am

Comics Arts Conference #9: Comic Books in Therapy: How Do We Redeem the Irredeemable?

Many of us have stories about how comic books have changed our lives, but can comics be used in therapy? Eisner Award winner Mark Waid (Irredeemable, Incorruptible), psychologist Patrick O’Connor (Comicspedia), and therapist Josué Cardona (Geek Therapy) discuss Waid’s BOOM! Studios titles Irredeemable and Incorruptible and how the stories are a reflection of our struggles with doubt, mental illness, and others’ expectations. Panelists will explore the protagonists’ troubled lives and share the stories of people who have experienced real benefits from these fictional tales. Additionally, panelists will discuss the creative process of these works, including how comic creators understand good, evil, and the expression of this dichotomy through superheroes and supervillains in comic books.

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am – 11:30am
Room 26AB

10:30am

Comics for Impact: Healing Wounds of War

How can comic creation tools be used for art therapy for wounded warriors? How they can be repurposed for education? Panelists Dan Thomsen (SIFT), Tom Nugent(neuroscience and education, Intific), and Alan Gershenfeld (president, E-Line Media) discuss how collaboration between comic creators, psychologists, and technologists has produced comic authoring tools and how these efforts can be expanded to create new opportunities. Moderated by Russell Shilling (U.S. Department of Education, former DARPA pm).

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am – 11:30am
Room 8

10:30am

Into the Badlands

Cast members Daniel Wu, Marton Csokas, Aramis Knight, Emily Beecham, and Orla Brady join executive producers and showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar, executive producer and director David Dobkin, and executive producer and fight director Stephen Fung in a panel discussion about bringing authentic martial arts to the small screen, as well as what audiences can expect to see when this new series premieres later this year on AMC. Join the panelists for a Q&A session and an official sneak preview of Season 1.

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am – 11:30am
Room 5AB

10:30am

Marvel Animation Presents

The Marvel Animation Studios team returns for one of the most anticipated television panels at San Diego. Join Stephen Wacker (VP, current series Marvel Animation Studios), Cort Lane (VP, animation development and partnerships), and Eric Radomski(SVP, production and creative director, animation) for exclusive first looks at the exciting new seasons of the hit animated series Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution andMarvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6. Plus, experience the world premiere of never-before-seen footage from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy animated series, starring Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket, Gamora, and Drax in the highly anticipated new animated series coming to Disney XD this year.

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am – 11:30am
Room 6BCF

10:30am

Temple of Art

When every artist begins their craft, nobody is listening. Nobody pays them, nobody claps, and there is really no rational reason to suppose that anyone ever will. But they do it anyway. In the face of doubt, failure, and opposition, they proceed and create feats of staggering beauty. This panel presents the comic book artists, painters, illustrators, and creators in the film Temple Of Art, a documentary that asks why people risk and create in the face of failure and why you should too. See the debut trailer, take part in a Q&A, and maybe win a Temple of Art book. Moderated by director Allan Amato, the film features Grant Morrison, David Mack, Bill Sienkiewicz, Barron Storey, Jason Shawn Alexander, Satine Phoenix, and Olga Nunes.

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am – 11:30am
Room 24ABC

10:30am

Comic Book Law School 303: And Another Thing

The third (and final) installment continues the increasingly curious case of Fitzgerald Scott and his The Strange Situation of Benjamin “Button” Cabeza comic book series, exploring some of the more complex issues facing this wildly popular property. In this session, noted attorney Michael Lovitz (author of the classicThe Trademark and Copyright Book comic book) is joined by professor Marc Greenberg and attorneysDavid Branfman, David Lizerbram, and Larry Zerner for another rousing interactive discussion as the case study shifts into high gear. They will provide practical advice concerning some of the more advanced issues facing trademark and copyright owners, including how and why to enforce your intellectual property rights; the benefits and disadvantages of litigation; fair use, parody, and satire; the intersection of intellectual property and social media; termination and rights of reversion; and (time permitting) the impact of technology on intellectual property protections and piracy and whether the current laws are keeping pace. [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).]

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am – 12:00pm
Room 30CDE

10:30am

Warner Bros. Presentation

A “sneak peek” at a few upcoming releases from Warner Bros.

Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am – 12:00pm
Hall H

11:00am

Interview with Richard Starkings

Richard Starkings discusses his career in comics, from small press, to Marvel UK, to pioneering digital comic book lettering with his studio Comicraft, to creatingElephantmen. Writer Mike Wellman (Gone South, Guns A’Blazin) hosts.

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00am – 12:00am
Room 2

11:00am

Andre the Giant: The Man Behind the Legend

The beloved pro wrestler’s daughter Robin Christensen joins the creative team of Lion Forge’s authorized graphic novel biography includeing Brandon Easton (Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven) and Shannon Eric Denton (senior editor, Lion Forge Comics) to discuss the real man known as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Join this panel to reminisce about one of sports entertainment’s most legendary figures. Surprise guests will be featured.

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 29AB

11:00am

Book to Screen

We’re in a heyday for science fiction and fantasy on screen, whether it’s the big screen or the small. Some of the most popular series out there take advantage of the in-depth world and character building of book series to populate their vivid worlds. Ernie Cline(author of Ready Player One, soon to be adapted for the screen by Steven Spielberg),Melissa de la Cruz (author of Witches of East End, Lifetime show by the same name),Andy Weir (author of The Martian, a Ridley Scott-directed adaptation will be released later this year), Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (as James S. A. Corey, author ofLeviathan Wakes, on which the upcoming Syfy show The Expanse is based), Lev Grossman (author of The Magicians, soon to be a Syfy show), and Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings (as Christina Lauren, author of Beautiful Bastard, which has been optioned by Constantin Film) discuss how their creations are coming to life on screen.

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 7AB

11:00am

Childhood’s End

Syfy’s upcoming miniseries based on the Arthur C. Clarke classic novel stars Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Mike Vogel (Bates Motel), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Daisy Betts (Last Resort), and Yael Stone (Orange Is the New Black). The cast will be on hand, along with director Nick Hurran (Sherlock: His Last Vow) and screenwriter Matthew Graham (Doctor Who) to discuss how they brought the iconic novel to screen for the very first time.

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

11:00am

Drawn & Quarterly at Twenty-Five

Drawn & Quarterly, the esteemed independent Canadian comics publisher, turns 25 this year, and has created a massive 770-page anthology of comics, essays, and photographs to celebrate the occasion. Drawn & Quarterly managing editor Tracy Hurren, marketing director Julia Pohl-Miranda, and Drawn & Quarterly authors Marc Bell (Stroppy), Michael DeForge (First Year Healthy), and Anders Nilsen (Poetry Is Useless) talk about the book and the future of the company. They will make announcements and give away prizes.

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 4

11:00am

Kids’ Comics Summit

What’s the state of the children’s comics industry? Publishers talk about their publishing programs, discussing how kids’ comics have changed in the past decade and how they’ll change more in the decade to come. A conversation with Alex Segura(Archie Comics), Filip Sablik (BOOM!), Kuo-Yu Liang (Diamond), Gina Gagliano (First Second), Sven Larsen (Papercutz), and David Saylor (Scholastic). Moderated byChristopher Butcher (Toronto Comics Art Festival).

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

11:00am

Mobilizing Fandoms for Charity

Panelists Marsia Powers (Whedonopolis/Fandom Charities, Inc.), Rebecca Safier(California Browncoats), Anastasia Hunter (Gaslight Gathering), and Kae Winters(Random Acts, GISHWHES) discuss how to utilize various fandoms to help create nonprofit organizations, to contribute to charitable causes, and to explore how individuals can get more involved individually, locally, and globally with fandom-related charities. Moderated by C.J. DeAngelus (Random Acts, Little Kids Rock).

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 14A

11:00am

The India Inkblot Test: Why Comics Are Good for Mental Health, and Mental Health is Good for Comics

As public awareness of mental health issues increases and the stigma associated with mental disorders and their treatment recedes, will mental health advocacy in comic books become more widely embraced? As with efforts to better represent women in comics have paid off in terms of new readers, can more accurate portrayals of mental disorders unlock a new demographic? Forensic psychiatrists H. Eric Bender, M.D. andPraveen R. Kambam, M.D. (Broadcast Thought) discuss why accurate mental health depictions matter and how less stigmatizing and more creative representations can benefit both patients and publishers alike. Gail Simone (Batgirl, Red Sonja) will talk about her efforts to accurately represent people with mental disorders and her consultation with clinical psychologist Andrea Letamendi, Ph.D. (Under the Mask,The Arkham Sessions) on the depiction of posttraumatic stress disorder and its treatment in DC Comics’ Batgirl. Clinical psychologist Janina Scarlet, Ph.D. (Superhero Therapy) will share moving stories of patients inspired by accurate comic book depictions of mental disorders in their recovery from mental illnesses. Forensic psychiatrist Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D. (Broadcast Thought) will discuss his short story about a stigmatized superhero with bipolar disorder, Aura, published in RISE: Comics Against Bullying from Northwest Press. Attorney Jeff Trexler (The Beat, The Comics Journal) will moderate, contextualizing the changing landscape of mental health depictions in comics with the complicated history between comic books and mental health.

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 25ABC

11:00am

Todays Costume Designers

The Costume Designers Guild Local 892 members Soyon An (Jem and the Holograms),Ann Foley (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Kristin Burke (Conjuring), and Ivy Thaide (Kamen Rider Dragon Knight) discuss the world of costume design for television and film. Joe Kucharski, editor of Tyranny of Style will be moderating.

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 23ABC

11:00am

Top Cow: 2016 Brings a New Talent Hunt, New Projects, and More

Image and Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri and president Matt Hawkins tell it how it is, 23 years and kicking. Learn the details of the new Talent Hunt, and find out the latest about Top Cow’s various projects, including Postal, Genius, Tales of Honor, Witchblade, The Tithe, and Golgatha. Plus the status of film, TV, and video game projects. Witness the awesome glory that is Top Cow-MOO! All attendees will receive a special edition variant comic book available only to those who attend the panel.

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 9

11:00am

Working Together: Writers and Artists

Not every project can be handled by one person; and while working with a partner can offer great rewards, the path might not always be an easy one to navigate. ModeratorAndrew Farago (curator, Cartoon art Museum) discusses the duality of working with a partner, with panelists Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet), Steve Lieber (Whiteout, Superior Foes of Spider-Man), Jillian Tamaki (This One Summer), Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer), Asaf Hanuka (The Divine), and Boaz Lavie (The Divine).

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 28DE

11:00am

TV Guide Magazine: Fan Favorites

TV Guide Magazine brings the screams to San Diego again for this all-star, must-see panel. Moderated by senior writer Damian Holbrook, stars from TV’s hottest shows provide a lively discussion filled with behind-the-scenes scoops. Panelists includeDavid Anders (iZombie), Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple), Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Eliza Taylor (The 100),Ming-Na Wen (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones).

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00am – 11:45pm
Ballroom 20

11:15am

Blindspot Pilot Screening and Q&A

Sullivan Stapleton (300: Rise of an Empire) and Jaimie Alexander (Thor films) star inBlindspot, a one-hour action thriller from Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Arrow, Pan) and writer/executive producer Martin Gero (Stargate: Atlantis). Stapleton stars as hardened FBI agent Kurt Weller, who is drawn into a complex conspiracy when a naked amnesiac, Jane Doe (Alexander), is found in Times Square covered in a series of cryptic tattoos, including his name on her back. As Weller and his teammates at the FBI begin to investigate the veritable treasure map of Jane Doe’s tattoos, they are drawn into a high-stakes underworld that twists and turns through a labyrinth of secrets and revelations; the information they uncover might ultimately change the world. Blindspotmakes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with executive producers and series stars. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television Blindspot premieres this fall Mondays at 10/9c on NBC.

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:15am – 12:15pm
Room 6A

11:15am

New DC Universe: Batman: Are You Ready?

The blockbuster creative team behind the bestselling monthly comic book for the past five years, writer Scott Snyder, penciler Greg Capullo, inker Danny Miki, and others, are here to talk all things Batman and answer your questions.

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:15am – 12:15pm
Room 6DE

11:30am

Comics Arts Conference #10: Focus on Dave McCaig

At the forefront of the recent commercial and critical attention for colorists stands CAC special guest Dave McCaig. His colors can be found in a wide range of comics: supernatural historical fiction (American Vampire, Northlanders), mainstream superhero comics (New Avengers, Superman: Birthright), and cult favorites (Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E., Stephan Colbert’s Tek Jansen). Besides TV, he has worked on the Batmananimated series (2005) and the fourth Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated film. An advocate for comic colorists, McCaig started and moderates Gutter Zombie, an online forum for working colorists. Keegan Lannon (Seagull Institute) will moderate a conversation with McCaig about color, colorists, and comics.

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:30am – 12:30pm
Room 26AB

11:30am

Inside the Writers’ Room: The Pilot: Part One

Before there can be a hit series (or even a Manimal), there has to be a pilot, and this panel of expert creators and writers will share their experiences-the good, bad, and the very ugly-in selling and making a television pilot. Get the straight scoop from some of today’s most talented and outspoken creators. Moderated by Sony Pictures Television’s senior VP of drama development and production, Chris Parnell. Panelists include Sarah Watson (Parenthood, About a Boy), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman, Lost, Helix), Ashley E. Miller (Terminator, Fringe), Craig Engler (Z Nation),Kay Reindl (Scream, Millennium), Steve Kriozere (Agent X, NCIS), Amy Berg (Caper, Da Vinci’s Demons) and Thomas P. Vitale (Fmr. EVP Chiller Strategic Operations, SYFY Original Movies and co-productions).

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:30am – 12:30pm
Room 24ABC

11:30am

Kodansha Comics

The publisher of the manga megahit Attack on Titan, not to mention Noragami, Sailor Moon, Fairy Tail, and more, reveals exciting upcoming titles. General manager Kana Koide and senior editor Ben Applegate will answer your questions about Kodansha’s books and the manga industry.

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:30am – 12:30pm
Room 8

11:30am

Monster High Panel

This the place for avid fans to be the first to experience new character and doll introductions, as well as never-before-seen content reveals for the upcoming season. This includes exclusive scenes from upcoming DVDs with real-time commentary from its creators. The panel also allows for fan Q&A with Monster High toy and packaging designers, the marketing team, and writers/producers.

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:30am – 12:30pm
Room 5AB

11:45am

Quick Draw!

Once again, three supercharged cartoonists duel to their dooms with Sharpies, each attempting to outdraw all opponents. It’s one of the most popular Comic-Con events, and this year it’s personal. Our returning champion Sergio Aragonés (MAD, Groo the Wanderer) goes mano a mano against Scott Shaw! (The Simpsons, The Flintstones) and Disney legend Floyd Norman. Plus, you can expect a few other cartoonists to get their licks in. Presiding over it all is your Quick Draw! Quizmaster, Mark Evanier. No wagering, please.

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:45am – 1:00pm
Room 6BCF

12:00pm

The Simpsons

Going into its record-demolishing 27th season! Join this panel for a sneak peek behind “Treehouse of Horror XXVI” and much, much more with creator Matt Groening, executive producers Al Jean and Matt Selman, supervising director Mike Anderson, long-time director David Silverman and the woman behind Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, and Ralph Wiggum, Nancy Cartwright. Ay carumba indeed.

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00pm – 12:45pm
Ballroom 20

12:00pm

12 Monkeys

Join executive producers Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, and stars Aaron Stanford(James Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly), Emily Hampshire (Jennifer Goines) and Todd Stashwick (Deacon) of Syfy’s critically acclaimed series as they dissect the mysteries of the first season and hint at the twists and turns coming in Season 2.

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

12:00pm

Age Categories

What are publishers doing to ensure that their graphic novels for kids contain age-appropriate content across different age categories? What are they doing to make those age categories clear to librarians? This panel explores the current publishing system for creating and categorizing age-appropriate content within the children’s and young adult graphic novel categories. A conversation with Michael Martens (Dark Horse), Calista Brill (First Second), Sven Larsen (Papercutz), and Kevin Hamric (Viz). Moderated by Jack Baur (Berkeley Public Library).

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

12:00pm

CBLDF: Comics in the Classroom: Real-World Ideas for Engaging Your Students with Comics

Comics are more than just great entertainment, they’re an incredible tool for learning. Creators Cecil Castellucci (Odd Duck, The Plain Janes), Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales), Matthew Holm (Babymouse, Squish), Matt Phelan (The Storm in the Barn, Bluffton), and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy, Jax Epoch and the Quicken Forbidden) and educators Rose Brock and Dr. Meryl Jaffe discuss how comics can be used to engage students in the classroom. Get real-world suggestions for ways to integrate comics in the classroom, to expand on lessons with comic-based activities, and to encourage student participation. They’ll also have lesson and reading suggestion handouts and time for Q&A. Moderated by CBLDF editorial director Betsy Gomez.

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 30CDE

12:00pm

Comic Industry Editorial Panel 2015

Chris Ryall (editor-in-chief for IDW), Matt Hawkins (publisher for Top Cow Productions), Barbara Kesel (editor), and Shannon Eric Denton (editor-in-chief for Lions Forge) discuss the editorial and overall process of creating comic books in today’s changing climate of publishers and fandom. Moderated by Vince Hernandez(VP/editor-in-chief, Aspen Comics).

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 4

12:00pm

Costuming the Galaxy

Joe Salcedo (CEO, co-creator/co-owner), Dana Gasser (chief operating officer, co-creator/co-owner), John Cooley (product and customer experience representative)m and Heath Hammond (product manager) of ANOVOS (official licensee for Star War, Star Trek and Battlestar Galactic) are on hand to discuss costuming in the science fiction genre. From working with the filmmaking teams to scanning screen-used materials, get an exclusive look at what goes into the making of these highly detailed and authentic replicas.

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 14A

12:00pm

From Bollywood to Hollywood: Going Global

Actors and producers from India and US address the growing globalization of the film industry from financing to production; with clips from Bollywood’s and Hollywood’s fantasy action movies. Panelist include Ishmael Kahn (founder of Hollywood Bollywood Global Media) and internationally acclaimed Bollywood star Pooja Batra(Virasat, Disney India’s Any Body Can Dance 2). Also joining are director, producer and show runner of hundreds of television episodes Jude Gerard Prest (History Channel, Discovery), Maureen Hubley-Warutian (entertainment developer, executive producer) and executive producer of numerous internationally funded feature filmsSteve Kaplan. Moderated by screenwriter and director Eric Forsberg (Mega Piranha,Dragons of Camelot, Snakes on a Train).

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 25ABC

12:00pm

Remembering the Golden Age with Irwin Hasen

From the Golden Age of Comics, with his work onWonder Woman, Green Lantern, andWildcat (which he created with Batman co-creator Bill Finger) to his three decades on the Dondi syndicated strip to his many years as a teacher at the Kubert School, Irwin Hasen made an important mark on comics. When he passed away in March at the advanced age of 96, his friends and fans were nonetheless shocked that this force of nature was stilled. Celebrating Hasen’s art and life are David Armstrong (American Association of Comicbook Collectors), Michael Uslan (producer of the Batman films),Jim Salicrup (Papercutz editor-in-chief), Chelle Mayer (granddaughter of legendary editor Sheldon Mayer), Arie Kaplan (From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books) and moderator Danny Fingeroth (The Stan Lee Universe). Clips from a documentary about Irwin will be shown.

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 9

12:00pm

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Family Feud

Who is the most popular Doctor Who companion? How about the worst place to Hulk out in? Authors Brandon Sanderson (The Stormlight Archive series), Patrick Rothfuss(the Kingkiller Chronicles series), Ernie Cline (Armada), Naomi Novik (Uprooted),Chuck Wending (Zer0es), Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy), and Austin Grossman(Crooked) square off in an epic game of Family Feud, answering questions posed byHeath Corson (Nerdist) about the hottest topics in geek culture.

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 7AB

12:00pm

Spotlight on A. Lee Martinez

The author of Gil’s All Fright Diner (Tor Books), Monster (Orbit), and the upcoming Constance Verity trilogy (Simon & Schuster), A. Lee Martinez sits down with moderator Jenny Martin (author of Tracked) for a Q&A about his myriad fantasy worlds, what it means to be a “funny” writer, and the virtues of space squids and talking gorillas in fiction, as well as anything else the audience might want to throw his way.

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 28DE

12:00pm

The 10th Annual All-Star Comic Book Podcaster Panel

Get ready for a no holds barred debate and discussion of the current state of the comic book marketplace in publishing, television, and film. Like sports reporters at the World Series, these podcast hosts voice their opinions on their shows. But what happens when they face each other and may not get the last word on a subject? Featuring John Siuntres (Word Balloon), Calvin Reid (Publisher’s Weekly-More to Come), Mark Bernardin (Playboy.com-Fatman on Batman), John Mayo (Comic Book Page), andJimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider).

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

12:00pm

The Production Designer: Architect of Imagination

The production designer opens the script, reads, and dreams up the most perfect of all possible worlds in which to tell the tale, whether the story is set in the mythic past, the here and now, or any imaginable future. Then the designer must gather and lead the army of artists who, over months or years, in plaster or in pixels, will actually make the design real. Panelists include John Mott (12 Monkeys, The Americans), James Chinland(Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Legacy, Avengers), Darren Gilford (Star Wars Epside VII: The Force Awakens, Tron), Ed Verreaux (Jurassic World, Looper), Neil Spisak(Terminator Genisys, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and Gregory Melton (Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Walking Dead). Moderated by John Muto (Species, Home Alone).

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 23ABC

12:00pm

World Building: Telling Stories in Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Federation Space, and that Galaxy Far, Far, Away

Creators who’ve worked in three of fandom’s most beloved franchises- Star Trek, Star Wars, and Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, discuss the exciting, yet daunting task of telling new stories in universes that many hold so dear. How do you get started? What’s fair game and off-limits? Is the opportunity a nightmare or a dream come true? These are just a few of the topics that’ll be discussed by a distinguished group of panelists. Moderated by Eric Moro (Wikia’s VP of programming), panelists include superfans from Wookieepedia and the Shadow of Mordor Wikia, Michael de Plater(Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor), Marc Scott Zicree (Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: DS9) and more!

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 29AB

12:00pm

Colony: USA Network Series Screening

Be the first to see Carlton Cuse‘s highly anticipated USA Network television series,Colony, at an intimate screening, followed by a Q&A with Cuse (Lost, The Strain) and his co-executive producer Ryan Condal (Hercules), along with series stars Josh Holloway(Lost) and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead). Colony is set in near-future Los Angeles after outside intruders have seized control of the city and subjected it to a military occupation. Surrounded by impenetrable walls and torn by opposing forces, most citizens feel powerless to stop the new regime; some collaborate with the authorities and benefit from the new order, while others rebel and suffer the consequences.

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

12:15pm

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th-century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry, and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Reilly) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper-class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield. Cast members Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Jack Huston and Matt Smith along with writer/director Burr Steers and the book’s author Seth Grahame-Smith for a first look at Screen Gem’s adaptation of his acclaimed twist on the classic novel. Patient Zero An uprecedented global pandemic of a super strain of rabies has turned the majority of humankind into highly intelligent, streamlined killers known as ‘The Infected’. One victim, Morgan (Matt Smith), who is asymptomatic and can communicate with the infected, leads the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure. Join cast members Matt Smith, John Bradley, Natalie Dormer, and Clive Standen along with director Stefan Ruzowitzky and screenwriterMike Le for an exclusive first look of the film. Both panels will be moderated by Dalton Ross (Entertainment Weekly).

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Hall H

12:15pm

Workshop with Laura Martin

Premier comics color artist Laura Martin (Star Wars, Avengers vs. X-Men, Spawn, Ragnarok, Superman, Rocketeer, and others) is pleased to chat about her 20-year history in digital coloring and demonstrate the use of color for storytelling. Join Laura for a spirited discussion with moderator Scott Dunbier (special projects editor, IDW Publishing).

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Room 2

12:30pm

BOOM! Studios Celebrates 10 Years and Pushes Comics Forward

2015 marks the 10th year of publishing for BOOM! Studios, a multiple Eisner Award-winning top 10 comic publisher. BOOM! is looking ahead to the next 10 years and how everyone can push comics forward. Moderated by BOOM! president of publishing and marketing Filip Sablik and featuring editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon, Mark Waid (Strange Fruit, Irredeemable), Asaf Hanuka (The Realist), Mairghread Scott (The Third Witch,Lantern City), and James Tynion IV (The Woods, Memetic, UFOlogy), panelists highlight the changes in the industry and what they want to see in comics.

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room 24ABC

12:30pm

DC Entertainment: Grant Morrison: The Multiversity and Beyond!

The Multiversity took DC fans on a tale spanning the entire Multiverse, and redefined the world of the DC universe. Now, join the mastermind behind it all Grant Morrison, for a look back (and forward) to see where the far-reaching effects of The Multiversity will be felt the most.

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room 6DE

12:30pm

Marvel: House of Ideas

Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology? Then this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news about Marvel’s Infinite Comics as well as what’s happening with the Marvel Comics App, Marvel Unlimited, and more. Plus: Be here for the latest and greatest directly from Marvel Games, including an infestation of epic proportions! Panelists include executive editorial director of digital Ryan Penagos, Marvel Games creative director Bill Rosemann, Marvel Games executive producer Mike Jones, and other mighty Marvel guests.

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room 6A

12:30pm

Sid & Marty Krofft: A Look at the Future, Present, and the Past

Cesar Millan joins Sid & Marty Krofft’s panel as a guest moderator for this very exclusive event at Comic-Con. Brothers Sid & Marty Krofft have been producing quality family entertainment for over 40 years. They are currently producing a new series at Nickelodeon, Mutt & Stuff with Cesar Millan. They are also producing Sigmund and the Sea Monsters at Amazon Studios and Electra Woman and Dyna Girl at Legendary Pictures. The brothers became a household name in the’70s with a series of remarkable programs that featured elaborate sets and fanciful characters.

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room 5AB

12:30pm

The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide at 45

Writer Mark Waid (Empire, Daredevil), former CBG editor Maggie Thompson, CBCS president Steve Borock, CCS president Matt Nelson, Gemstone Publishing’s Mark Huesman and J. C. Vaughn, and surprise guests present a lively look at comic book history through 45 years of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide.

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room 8

12:30pm

Comics Arts Conference #11: Teaching Comics

Now that comics are beginning to be accepted in the classroom, how can teachers best use the medium to further students’ education through comic books? Rebecca Thompson (American Physical Society) and David Ellis (American Physical Society), the author and illustrator of the Spectra: The Original Laser Superhero series, discuss the artistic challenges specific to creating scientifically accurate physics comics and how to entertain and educate at the same time. Kevin Degnan (El Camino College) discusses the challenges of providing ethical and reliable student access to comics in the classroom, and explores how teachers might navigate the difficulties of finding rare comics without piracy. Rich Shivener (University of Cincinnati) examines the effectiveness of replacing writers’ memos and reflections with comics as a form of teaching and assignment evaluation in the composition classroom.

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Room 26AB

1:00pm

CBLDF: Comics Censorship in 2015

Although free expression is seen as a basic human right, censorship is rampant in the United States and around the world. CBLDF executive director Charles Brownsteinand editorial director Betsy Gomez present an overview of the censorship crises facing cartoonists in 2015, from the violence and legal prosecution occurring around the globe to domestic attacks on young adult books in libraries and schools across the country. Learn how comics and books are being challenged, and what you can do to fight back.

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 30CDE

1:00pm

Comics Uniting Nations: Bringing the World Together Using Words and Pictures

Comics Uniting Nations brings together an international coalition of comic creators and publishers to spread awareness of the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development to millions worldwide as part of The World’s Largest Lesson. Josh Elder(founder, Reading With Pictures), Natabara Rollosson (co-founder, Comics Uniting Nations), Sean Southey (CEO, PCI Media Impact), Tracy Edmunds (curriculum director, Reading With Pictures), Ed Roeder (art director, Comics Uniting Nations), and an array of global comics talent offer an in-depth discussion on this historic comics project.

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 4

1:00pm

Dark Circle Comics

Get in on the ground floor of 2015’s most ambitious comics imprint as Alex Segura(editor of Dark Circle Comics), Mike Pellerito (president of Archie Comics), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (chief creative officer), and key talent Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig (co-writers, The Shield), and Frank Tieri (writer,The Hangman) expand the cinematic and literary universe of titles coming from Dark Circle Comics, including The Black Hood, The Shield, and The Hangman.

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 29AB

1:00pm

Diversity: We Demand Diverse Books

Ethnic, religious, gender, racial, physical ability, and sexual diversity are underrepresented in science fiction and fantasy; but these authors are here to tell you that their stories speak for themselves. They seek to create worlds similar to our own, where people from various walks of life are represented and cross paths. Readers will find these authors and the tales they spin as empowering and fascinating as ever.Soman Chainani (School for Good and Evil), Cindy Pon (Serpentine ), Cece Bell (El Deafo),Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer), Scott Sigler (Alive ), and Judd Winick (Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth) discuss diversity in science fiction and fantasy with David Mariotte of Mysterious Galaxy.

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 28DE

1:00pm

Image Comics: Where Creators Own Reality

Entertainment is a reflection of each person’s reality, and the best entertainment says something about an individual’s world. Marc Bernardin (Genius), Ed Brisson (Sheltered),Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet), Sina Grace (NotMyBad/Self Obsessed), and Brandon Montclare (Rocket Girl) all incorporate the real world into their work in a wide variety of ways. Listen to them talk about the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves.

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 7AB

1:00pm

Kill Your Idols: The Anxiety of Influence

How do you draw on the work that inspired you without simply imitating it? How do you transform your influences into something fresh? Lev Grossman (The Magicians),Cecil Castellucci (Tin Star) and Marc Bernardin (Genius) discuss the alchemy of transmuting admiration into originality with moderator Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics).

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 23ABC

1:00pm

Librarian/Educator Fall 2015 Kids’ Graphic Novel Buzz

A cross-publisher presentation of the biggest graphic novels for kids in the fall 2015 season (September-December 2015) from Abrams ComicArts (Charlie Kochman), Archie Comics (Alex Segura), Dark Horse (Michael Martens), First Second (Calista Brill), IDW/Top Shelf (Alan Payne), Image (Kat Salazar), Oni Press (Charlie Chu), Papercutz (Sven Larsen), Scholastic (David Saylor), and Viz (Mark De Vera). Get an advance look at the most exciting upcoming graphic novels of the year.

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

Little Lulu and John Stanley Fan Group

One of the most memorable kids’ comics ever created (yet with wide “all-ages” appeal), Little Lulu has generated a worldwide fan following, plus renewed interest in the more obscure works of the great John Stanley. Learn more about this classic comics character, and join in for a scripted reading of a Golden Age Little Lulu story. All are welcome.

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 14A

1:00pm

Nerdist Industries with Chris Hardwick

Chris Hardwick (Comedy Central’s @Midnight, AMC’s Talking Dead) is joined by Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News, Battlebots) and the editorial team from Nerdist online, including Rachel Heine (editor-in-chief of Nerdist), Dan Casey (The Dan Cave), Malik Forté (Nerdist Play), Matt Grosinger (Celebrity Playlist), Kyle Hill (Because Science), Nerdist Podcast Network producer Katie Levine, and a special guest or two. Join this panel for a lively conversation about the big things to come for Nerdist in the near future. Surprises, announcements, and, of course, quemments await. Come and enjoy your burrito!

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

1:00pm

The Kaiju Kingdom Podcast

Godzilla, Gamera, and Pacific Rim are just some of the few kaiju films and franchises to date. In the first ever live podcast show, Jessica Tseang (co-host of The Kaiju Kingdom Podcast, comic book historian) and Chris Eaton (co-host of The Kaiju Kingdom Podcast, editor of The Realm Cast) discuss all things kaiju related with Chris Mowry(writer of Godzilla: Rulers of Earth), Cullen Bunn (writer of Godzilla: Cataclysm, Sixth Gun), and other very special guests. All who attend will receive a limited-edition gift from The Kaiju Kingdom Podcast.

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

1:00pm

The Super Type of Ira Schnapp

Would you believe the artist who designed in Roman letters the motto engraved atop New York City’s Penn Station post office, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” is the same man who designed the iconic Superman logo? Both are the works of Ira Schnapp (1892-1969), a descendant of stonecutters and hand letterer who defined the “house style” of DC Comics for over 30 years, starting with the Action Comics logo in 1938 and continuing with scores of famous logos for the company, as well as hundreds of house ads that are among some of the greatest examples of hand lettering in the 20th century. Yet, despite all these ubiquitous works, Schnapp’s name and legacy are unknown and forgotten. But comic book historian Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) aims to change that with this presentation, based on the currently running Schnapp exhibit he curated and designed for the Type Directors Club of New York.

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 9

1:00pm

TMNT: The Big Panel

Join IDW editor Bobby Curnow, TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, writer Tom Waltz, and a very special guest for a look back at the past four years of TMNT comics and a sneak peek at what is to come with new announcements and art.

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 25ABC

1:00pm

Cartoon Voices 1

The fine art of giving voice to animated characters is again demonstrated by a dais of the best. This year, join Keone Young (Star Wars Rebels, G.I. Joe), Pat Musick (Rugrats, Extreme Ghostbusters), Eric Bauza (Ben 10, The Adventures of Puss in Boots), Jessica DiCicco (Gravity Falls, Pound Puppies), Phil Morris (Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Ultimate Spider-Man) and Josh Robert Thompson (Family Guy, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson). Mark Evanier, as usual, gets these talented folks to demonstrate what they do so well.

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Room 6BCF

1:00pm

Seth MacFarlane Animation Block

A Comic-Con first! The Renaissance man of entertainment will participate in a panel featuring sneak peeks at the upcoming seasons of fan favorites Family Guy andAmerican Dad plus an exclusive look at his newest project, Bordertown! Joined by the casts and executive producers from each show, including Seth Green, Alex Borstein, Mike Henry, Scott Grimes, Dee Bradley Baker, Wendy Schaal, Rich Appel, Steve Callaghan, Matt Weitzman, Brian Boyle, and from Bordertown, Missi Pyle, Nicholas Gonzalez, and Mark Hentemann.

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm – 2:45pm
Ballroom 20

1:30pm

Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight

Academy Award-winning writer/director Quentin Tarantino brings fans an exclusive look at his highly anticipated 8th film, The Hateful Eight. Followed by a Q&A session with the cast.

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:30pm – 2:15pm
Hall H

1:30pm

Minimates Mini-Figures: From Ant-Man to Zombies

Chuck Terceira (president, Diamond Select Toys) and Jason Wires (prototype painter) discuss what’s coming up for the toy line, including a new series based on Marvel Comics, movies and animation; plus The Walking Dead, Gotham, Jay and Silent Bob, Back to the Future, Muppets and more. Zach Oat (marketing supervisor, DST) will moderate a Q&A, reveal new artwork, and award prizes.

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Room 8

1:30pm

Spotlight on Allie Brosh

#1 New York Times bestselling author Allie Brosh (Hyperbole and a Half) discusses her award-winning blog, her work as an artist and a writer, and her new book,Solutions and Other Problems (coming in October), with Felicia Day (Geek & Sundry, author of You’re Never Weird on the Internet . . . Almost).

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Room 24ABC

1:30pm

VIZ Media and Perfect Square: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Hey, listen! Take up your Master Sword and join VIZ Media staff and special guests for a celebration of one of the best video games of all time, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. You will get a behind-the-scenes look at the return of the classic graphic novel originally featured in Nintendo Power, answers to your questions, prizes, and more.

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Room 5AB

1:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Drawing with Adam Hughes

Get drawing tips from acclaimed comics artist Adam Hughes, best known for his covers. He pencils, inks, and colors his own covers, using both traditional and digital mediums. In addition to comics, his work can be found in magazines like Imagine FX andPlayboy and on trading and sketch cards for sets like Indiana Jones and Star Wars.

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Room 2

1:45pm

DC Entertainment: My Secret Origin, or How I Broke into Comics

The comics industry can be tough to break into. Come by for an inside look at how some of DC Entertainment’s top talent made their careers crafting the tales of superheroes.

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:45pm – 1:45pm
Room 6DE

1:45pm

Spotlight on Stan Lee

Comic-Con special guest Stan Lee discusses his past, present, and future projects, followed by a Q&A session.

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Room 6A

2:00pm

Adapting a Prosthetic Makeup to Fit Your Costume

Makeup effects artist Jeff Barkley (Monster Manor, Frost, The Chronicle) demonstrates how to apply an “off the shelf” foam latex prosthetic and adapt it to fit your costume. Popular cosplayers Sparrow’s Creations (Joker, Jack Sparrow) and Enasni (Harley Quinn, Mad Moxxi) will also be on hand to answer questions.

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 14A

2:00pm

Babble on with the Cast of Babylon 5

Celebrating their 20 years of Sci-fi TV history, castmates Bruce Boxleitner (Sheridan),Claudia Christian (Ivanova), Mira Furlan (Delenn), Peter Jurasik (Londo), Bill Mumy(Lennier), Jerry Doyle (Garibaldi), Stephen Furst (Vir), Patricia Tallman (Lyta), Robin Atkin Downes (Byron), and some surprise guests from the Hugo award-winning seriesBabylon 5 talk about their time on the show and what’s happening now.

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

2:00pm

Background for Comic Books

Backgrounds are essential in establishing setting, mood, and personality and have the potential for an abundance of symbolism. This panel will offer loose and quick ways to indicate perspective, shape design, value grouping, and rendering tips and tricks. Bring your recorders, cameras, and sketchbooks and draw along.

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 30CDE

2:00pm

Children of Tendu Live

Javier Grillo-Marxuach and Jose Molina, writer/producers of Lost, Firefly, Agent Carterand The 100 discuss their journey in the entertainment industry. Whether you’re a fan of the shows they have written, their fearlessly honest podcast, or are simply curious about how genre TV is made, the Children of Tendu are here to answer all your questions about how your favorite shows come to be.

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

Contemporary Issues in Graphic Novel Publishing for Educators and Librarians

BISACs, CIP information, Overdrive, cataloging-these are the issues that librarians are dealing with on a day-to-day basis. How are publishers dealing with these issues? Join this conversation with Gina Gagliano (First Second), Alan Payne (IDW/Top Shelf),Charlie Chu (Oni Press), and Sven Larsen (Papercutz). Moderated by Candice Mack(Los Angeles Public Library).

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

High Def Horror: Hammer Horror Meets Harryhausen

Warner Archive and Trailers From Hell combine forces to sneak a peek at some exciting upcoming releases that will please fans of Hammer films and the legendary Ray Harryhausen. Award-winning director Joe Dante joins Warner Archive Podcast hosts George Feltenstein, D. W. Ferranti, and Matthew Patterson to discuss such classics as The Beast from 20000 Fathoms, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, Them! and more. As an added treat, Dante will chat about the intricacies of the 1987 hit Innerspace, which Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be releasing on Blu-ray in 2015. As always, moderator Gary Miereanu will have giveaways for a few select fans.

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 25ABC

2:00pm

Imperial Costuming 101: Dressing to Serve the Empire

Panelists describes the essentials about what it takes to create a costume that meets the standards of quality for entry into the 501st Legion. They will provide an overview of what is involved in creating a costume, the different costume categories, and how much time is involved in creating a costume that is screen-accurate. Experts will demonstrate tips and techniques used for their costume specialty.

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 23ABC

2:00pm

Keep YA Weird

One of our favorite things about YA lit is that it’s not afraid to be totally weird. Experimental, risky, exciting, and fun-these are the things all our most beloved books have in common, which is why these panelists want to Keep YA Weird. Come discuss and celebrate literary experimentalism and extreme imagination in YA literature with authors Colleen Houck (Reawakened), Rachel Caine (Ink and Bone: The Great Library),Jenny Martin (Tracked), Rachel Hartman (Seraphina and Shadow Scale), and Tom Sniegoski (The Raven’s Child). Moderated by Kim Liggett (Blood and Salt).

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 9

2:00pm

Spotlight on Denis Kitchen

Pioneer underground cartoonist; editor; founder of Kitchen Sink Press (1969-99) and Kitchen Sink Books (2013-); Publisher of Will Eisner, R. Crumb, Harvey Kurtzman, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, countless others; Author of books on Al Capp and Kurtzman; Founder of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund; and still an active artist: Denis Kitchen has worn many hats in a fascinating and ongoing career. Moderated by Rob Salkowitz.

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 4

2:00pm

Spotlight on Yu-Gi-Oh! and Creator Kazuki Takahashi

Get a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the Yu-Gi-Oh! phenomenon and a sneak peek at the third Yu-Gi-Oh! feature film through the eyes of world-renowned manga artist and Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi, and other distinguished panelists. Get the inside scoop on the brand, setting the stage for an all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! feature film in 2016.

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 7AB

2:00pm

The Awesomes: A Hulu Original

Hulu’s hit original series The Awesomes is back! This animated show for adults combines the thrills of comic book storytelling with the hallmark irreverent and inspired comedy of co-creators Seth Meyers (Late Night with Seth Meyers) and Mike Shoemaker (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon). It’s the story of the greatest superhero team in history, The Awesomes, and what happens after all the most powerful members leave. In Season 3, the new Awesomes and team leader Prock (Seth Meyers) have finally been accepted by America. Their only problem: The team’s founder and Prock’s Dad, Mr. Awesome, has returned from space, he’s been infected with Dr. Malocchio’s evil serum, and he has a plan to destroy his own son’s team. Meyers and Shoemaker are joined by cast members for a program and audience Q&A that will include some never-before-seen footage. The third season of The Awesomes premieres this fall on Hulu. It is a Hulu co-production with Broadway Video (Saturday Night Live) and Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers).

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

2:00pm

The Return of Invader Zim

Join Oni Press, Jhonen Vasquez (creator of Invader Zim), and the legendary creative team of the new Invader Zim comic for world domination and a panel about the revival of this much-loved series.

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 29AB

2:00pm

The Seven Comic Shop Archetypes: Who Will Triumph, Thrive, and Survive

In the ever-changing landscape of retail and pop culture, how do the best comic retailers connect with the community and interact with fans? This panel explores the wild world of comic shops, provides analytical (and nostalgic) insights, explores the ever-changing consumer demographic, and asks panelists to forecast the future. They include Joe Field (founder, Free Comic Book Day), Atom! Freeman (Valiant Entertainment), Christina Blanch (Aw Yeah Comics, Ball State), and Glynnes Pruett(Comic Book Hideout). Moderated by Ed Catto (Bonfire Agency).

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 28DE

2:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #12: The Poster Session

The CAC’s poster session gives attendees the opportunity to interact directly with presenters. Damien Tomaselli (University of Kwazulu-Natal) examines how the parameters of the comics medium affect the comic book visual rhetoric with reference to print and its transformation and transcendence into digital. Elizabeth Laska,McKenzi Topp, Antonio Hamilton, Daniel Nero, and Ruby Walden (all from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks) evaluate not only how deity characters, such as “The Presence” in DC Comics and God/Jesus in Marvel interact with superheroes and their worlds but also how their actions are dictated by cultural norms and beliefs through time. Martha Althea Webber and Nicole Rehnberg (California State University, Fullerton) discuss how Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story andMarchmemorialize specific events from the Civil Rights Movement while at the same time model tactics of nonviolent action. Timothy Stiven (Canyon Crest Academy), Zac Brown (Canyon Crest Academy), Amanda Toothacre (Carmel Valley Middle School),Adrienne Rozells (Windy and the Spirit Skies), and Arathi Kumar (Windy and the Spirit Skies) present the student-designed graphic novel Windy and the Spirit Skies, and share the process the students and faculty went through to create this project. Scott Daniel Boras (Normandale Community College) offers an examination of the stylistic methods used in Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro’s Bitch Planet to subversively challenge contemporary gender politics. Kristin M. Tamayo (California Polytechnic State University, Pomona) presents findings from a qualitative case study that collected and analyzed multimodal reading responses from five college students as they read Peter Kuper’s 2003 retelling, as well as the original print-based text, of Kakfa’s Metamorphosis. Matt Yockey (University of Toledo) and Shani McLoyd (Huron Valley Consultation) consider how longstanding tropes of the superhero genre have been productively integrated into psychiatric treatment of children and young adults dealing with their own trauma. Cathy Leogrande (Le Moyne College) examines what it means to be physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially typical in superhero comics.Shelley Lloyd (Clemson University) explores the ways in which Bucky Barnes’s Soviet past, and the political climate of a post-9/11 America, make him an unlikely candidate for the role of America’s staunchest patriot and yet ultimately the most fitting choice for a post-9/11 Captain America. Antero Garcia (Colorado State University) and Peter Carlson (Green Dot Public Schools) highlight how interactions between heroes like Hawkeye, Captain Marvel, and Ms. Marvel and their local communities become models of civic engagement for readers. Amber Hancock (California State University, Fullerton) demonstrates how the identity crisis of Invasion‘s Scottish hero Saltire not only expands to include Scotland itself but also highlights how regional perspectives affect national identity. Annamarie O’Brien (Penn State University) compares the depictions of the female body in the work of women’s memoir comics to first-person narratives with female protagonists by men, considering the ways in which the feminine bodies are re-imagined through the unique formal constraints of the medium.June M. Madeley (University of New Brunswick, Saint John) presents a preliminary analysis of interviews conducted with manga readers and anime viewers from outside of Japan to investigate their fan activity, readership, viewing, and meaning-making practices. J. D. Boucher (Western Washington University) analyzes the portrayal of women in the first six issues of Captain Marvel, attending especially to how these representations compare to previous depictions of women in mainstream superhero comics. Jeremiah Massengale (University of the Cumberlands) discusses the types of social issues addressed (and notably absent) from the hundreds of Twilight Zone comics from 1962 to 1979. Allen Thomas (University of Central Arkansas) uses qualitative interviews and thematic coding to highlight what LGBTQ readers find valuable and helpful in reading comics as therapy. Matthew J. Brown (University of Texas at Dallas) analyzes how the recent surge in scholarly attention to William Moulton Marston, the creator of Wonder Woman, shows that comics studies as a field should practice a more deliberate form of interdiscipline. Victoria Minnich (“Accidental Anthropologist”) details the outcome of her comics-based intervention in disputes at the Tuna Harbor Dockside Market to show that comics are a powerful mediation tool in which the visual language and tactful humor can result in conflict reduction. Barbara Glaeser(California State University, Fullerton), Debra Ambrosetti (California State University, Fullerton), and Amanda Francis (Crafton Hills College) present the findings of their study on the relationship between comic book reading and feelings of social separation and self-esteem issues. Sean Joseph Shuttleworth, Dillon Hall, and Dylan Weaver (all of Henderson State University) ask whether traumatic experiences shape, motivate, or influence fictional characters and living people in different ways. P. Andrew Miller(Northern Kentucky University) discusses the development of his class on writing the graphic novel and the different exercises he developed for teaching the class and work shopping the student’s work. Eric Bruce (Western Oregon University) analyzes Batman and the city of Gotham using the Ecological Model for Health Promotion, a public health model that not only addresses an individual’s risk factors but also investigates interpersonal, organizational, community, and public policy norms that create conditions for risk factors; and shows how this model can be used in a classroom environment.

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Room 26AB

2:30pm

Hollywood Meets Bollywood

TBA

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Room 25ABC

2:30pm

IDW and Hasbro: Transformers, Jem, Ponies, and More

IDW editors John Barber and Bobby Curnow, along with Michael Kelly (Hasbro’s senior director, global publishing), present a comprehensive overview of all things IDW and Hasbro; Transformers, My Little Pony, Jem, G.I. JOE, Dungeons & Dragons. Get the inside scoop on the latest news and announcements. Featuring writer Mairghread Scott, artist Agnes Garbowska, and more special guests.

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Room 24ABC

2:30pm

Legendary Pictures

Filmmakers and talent from Legendary’s upcoming Warcraft and Crimson Peak, distributed by Universal Pictures, will discuss the innovative slate and present never-before-seen material. Chris Hardwick (AMC’s Talking Dead) hosts the panel that will also include surprises from highly anticipated legendary movies, including Great Wall, Krampus, and more.

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Hall H

2:30pm

Wander Over Yonder: The Galactic Domination Tour

Join creator Craig McCracken along with the stars of the series for a special sneak peek at the epic new season of Disney XD’s Wander Over Yonder. What happens when Wander (Jack McBrayer), the friendliest face in outer space, comes up against the vilest villain in the universe, the mysterious Lord Dominator? And what does this fearsome new foe have in store for a suddenly outmatched Lord Hater? And just who the heck is this Dominator guy anyway? So many questions! Find out some answers with exclusive clips from the upcoming season and an audience Q&A. The panel will also feature sneak peeks of Pickle and Peanut and Future-Worm!, two new animated shows coming to Disney XD.

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Room 5AB

2:30pm

Writing Engaging Nonfiction Comics

Nonfiction comics are a wide and blossoming field, with lots of exciting projects emerging all the time. The genre of nonfiction comics can include biographies of important historical figures, as in Peter Bagge‘s Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story; political cartooning, as in Jen Sorensen‘s short and long-form work for numerous periodicals or long-running web serials about the history of hip hop, as in Ed Piskor‘sHip Hop Family Tree. Calvin Reid (senior news editor at Publishers Weekly) will find out what it is that drew them to work in nonfiction and how they make it interesting for their readers.

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Room 8

2:45pm

Marvel: Cup O’Joe

Here is your chance to Q&A with Marvel’s chief creative officer Joe Quesada, for this no-holds-barred panel on everything Marvel. Got a question about a favorite hero? Want to hear the latest developments on Marvel’s Star Wars or Guardians of the Galaxycomics? This panel has you covered. Featuring editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, executive editor Tom Brevoort, and talent scout C. B. Cebulski, as well as writers Charles Soule(Lando), Cullen Bunn (Moon Knight), Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader), Mark Waid(Daredevil), and some other mighty Marvel guests.

Saturday July 11, 2015 2:45pm – 3:45pm
Room 6BCF

3:00pm

Grimm Season 5

NBC’s hit Friday night series returns to Comic-Con, featuring an exclusive sneak peek from the upcoming fifth season’s premiere episode. Nick Burkhardt has faced some insane obstacles, from becoming a zombie to losing his abilities as a Grimm; however, all this pales in comparison to not only losing his mother but also having the love of his life die in his arms. How will Nick cope? Will he find any solace with his new child with Adalind? Join your fellow “Grimmsters” for a panel filled with Wesen, Season 5 themes, and of course, a Q&A session with the cast: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, and Claire Coffee and executive producers/writers Jim Kouf, David Greenwalt and Norberto Barba.

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm – 3:45pm
Ballroom 20

3:00pm

Adding Special Effects to Cosplay Pictures and Video

This panel features VFX wizards behind the new film Cosplay Dreams 3D, renowned cosplay photographers and Photoshop artists, and special guest cosplayers. Learn how, using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects, you can add realistic laser beams, fireballs, glowing magical elements, and sci-fi backgrounds that will bring your cosplay photography and videos to the next level.

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 14A

3:00pm

Adobe Photoshop: Enabling the 3D Printing Revolution

Daniel Presedo (Photoshop) Chris Cox (Photoshop), Nikolai Svakhin (Photoshop), andBrian Haberlin (Witchblade, Anomaly) celebrate 25 years of Photoshop. You can create a 3D design from scratch, load a 3D model from virtually any source, and print to a 3D printer or 3D print service. Find out about automatic mesh repair and automatic generation of support structures and rafts. A discussion and Q&A will follow.

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 30CDE

3:00pm

Anything Goes with John Barrowman

John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who) is an entertainer with a capital “E.” He sings, he dances, he acts, he presents, he judges; ask him anything!

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

3:00pm

Comixology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing

To date, comiXology Submit has released over 2,000 independent comic books, graphic novels, and manga, from celebrated indie creators such as Shannon Wheeler, Becky Cloonan, and more. John D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder and director of Submit) is joined by breakout Submit superstars Janelle Asselin (publisher, Rosy Press), Jody Houser (Cupcake POW!), Joe Glass (The Pride, Stiffs), Elliot Blake (The Package), and Stephan Franck (Silver) for a tell-all discussion on how you too can create, submit, and reach the ranks of comiXology Submit stardom. Moderated by Chip Mosher (comiXology VP of communications and marketing).

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 29AB

3:00pm

Dark Horse Takes Over the World

From Hellboy to Fight Club 2, there are a lot of reasons for Dark Horse fans to get excited for the coming year in comics. Dark Horse president and publisher Mike Richardson, along with Dark Horse creators Mike Mignola, Chuck Palahniuk, Jeff Lemire, Eric Powell, and Matt Kindt, bring fans a sneak peek of what to pick up at Comic-Con and beyond.

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 7AB

3:00pm

Events for Community Engagement

Annual events like Children’s Book Week, Star Wars Reads, and Banned Book Week are celebrated at libraries all over the country. How can graphic novels be included in these programs, and introduced to communities through them? Join this conversation with Charles Brownstein (CBLDF), Kuo-Yu Liang (Diamond), Gina Gagliano (First Second), and Kat Salazar (Image). Moderated by Eva Volin (Alameda Public Library).

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

3:00pm

Friendship, Fandom, and Unexpected Opportunities: Lora Innes and The Making of The Dreamer

Being an independent creator is often thought of as a solitary effort. Not so for IDW’s Lora Innes. Over the past eight years The Dreamer has gathered a passionate, creative fan community and opened doors to a wide range of professional experiences that extend far beyond comics. Lora Innes (The Dreamer) will be interviewed by her co-host on the Paper Wings Show, Chris Oatley (The Oatley Academy).

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 4

3:00pm

Kids’ Comics

Comics and graphic novels have always been aimed at kids, but today kids’ comics are bigger than ever! Fan favorite creators Dave Roman (Teen Boat), Katie Cook (My Little Pony), Skottie Young (Fortunately, The Milk), Raina Telgemeier (Drama), Art Baltazar(Tiny Titans), and Franco Aureliani (Tiny Titans) will be joined by moderator Andrew Farago (curator, Cartoon Art Museum) to discuss their latest and greatest comics for kids.

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 23ABC

3:00pm

Lost Podcast and Beyond

For their 9th SDCC panel, Jay Glatfelter and Jack Glatfelter (The Leftovers with Jay and Jack, Jay and Jack TV) get ‘lost’ in TV talk. The co-hosts of the popular Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack will discuss ten years of Lost, as well as other TV shows that have filled their Lost void, including The Leftovers, True Detective, and more.

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

3:00pm

Outcast TV Series: A First Look with Robert Kirkman

Be the first to get possessed by Outcast! From Cinemax and FOX comes the exclusive first look at the TV adaptation of Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta’s hit comic book by the same name. Outcast chronicles Kyle Barnes; a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate, and the fate of the world, forever. Executive producers Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and Chris Black (Desperate Housewives), cast members Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous, Gone Girl), Philip Glenister (Life on Mars), and Wrenn Schmidt (Boardwalk Empire), and special surprise guests, in a panel moderated by Kumail Najiani (HBO’s Silicon Valley) discuss the highly anticipated series and debut a sneak peek of Season 1; coming worldwide in 2016.

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 6DE

3:00pm

Spotlight on Greg Capullo

Current Batman artist Greg Capullo (X-Force, Spawn, The Creech) talks your ear off and answers almost all of your questions.

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 25ABC

3:00pm

Spotlight on Jim Steranko

SHIELD’s co-creator penetrates the firewall of stealth around the man with the eyepatch to celebrate Nick Fury’s 50th anniversary–with a salvo of personal, provocative, sometimes bloody, behind-the-scenes stories you won’t want to miss. Q&A session moderated by J. David Spurlock (Vanguard author, publisher).

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 28DE

3:00pm

Spotlight on Jimmie Robinson

From Cyberzone in 1994 to The Empty in 2015, cartoonist Jimmie Robinson has carved out a special place for himself in comics. In this Spotlight presentation moderated byDavid Brothers (from Image Comics), Jimmie shares the stage with Rob Guillory(Chew), Amanda Meadows (The Devastator), and Jamie Broadnax(BlackGirlNerds.com) for a wide-ranging and fun conversation about living in and around comic books.

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 9

3:00pm

The Muppet Show Coming to ABC

The Muppets return to primetime television this fall on ABC in a way they’ve never been seen before! Filmed in a documentary style with cut-to interviews, the Muppets come to life, giving audiences a chance to explore their rich inner lives and intense interpersonal relationships, romances, break-ups, achievements, disappointments, wants, and desires. Co-creators and executive producers Bill Prady (Big Bang Theory) and Bob Kushell (The Simpsons), executive producer/director Randall Einhorn (The Office) and executive producer Bill Barretta (The Muppets) screen the video presentation that inspired the series and discuss the first season of this new, more grown-up Muppet show for kids and adults of all ages. The panel will also feature a few of the brilliant Muppet performers, giving you a rare opportunity to witness them bringing some of your favorite characters to life.

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 6A

3:30pm

Camp Out with Lumberjanes!

Pack your bags, bring your s’mores kit, and get your badges ready! Join the brilliant minds and collaborators behind the breakout hit Lumberjanes, published by the BOOM! Studios imprint BOOM! Box! Creators Shannon Watters and Noelle Stevenson, along with BOOM! editor Dafna Pleban, discuss the book’s runaway success; what’s in the pipeline for Mal, Molly, April, Jo, and Ripley; and the importance of hardcore lady types. Moderated by BOOM! Studios associate editor Whitney Leopard.

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 8

3:30pm

Doctor Who Comics Panel: Year Two, Crossover Event and New Miniseries!

Titan Comics gives you a sneak peek at the next chapters for the Doctor in all his incarnations, including sneak peeks at the direction of Year Two featuring the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors. Writer Cavan Scott and artist Blair Shedd discuss the smash-hit Ninth Doctor miniseries. Writer Paul Cornell (Wolverine) gives you a sneak peek at August’s comics crossover event. Writers George Man and Cavan Scott and cover artist Alice X. Zhang take you behind the scenes of the Twelfth Doctor SDCC exclusive short story edition. Plus, witness the reveal of the next miniseries-which Doctor is it going to be? Free Doctor Who comic for all who attend, and prizes to win.

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 5AB

3:30pm

Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America

Bill Schelly (author) talks to Gary Groth (publisher) about Harvey Kurtzman, editor, artist, and sole writer of the original MAD comic book and magazine-one of the greatest publishing successes of the 20th century. They will cover Harvey’s cultural impact, legal battles with MAD publisher William M. Gaines, and much more.

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 26AB

3:30pm

Nerdist: The Hive

Outside the cabin, a horde of monsters are wreaking havoc. In the cabin, Adam can’t remember who he is or how the world fell apart, because the memories he does have aren’t his own. Starring Kathryn Prescott (Finding Carter, Skins), Gabriel Basso (Super 8,The Kings of Summer), and Jacob Zachar (Greek) in a horror experience unlike any other. Get your first look at the next generation of sci-fi horror with director Dave Yaroveskyand members of the cast.

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

3:30pm

The Art and Story of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Meet the development team for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Elias Toufexis, the actor who plays Adam Jensen. Get an exclusive look at the game, as the team provides insight into the creativity, goals, and inspiration that shape both the art direction and story of Mankind Divided. Eidos-Montréal is working with the renowned Titan Books, and will also give details about the upcoming transmedia initiatives that will expand the Deus Ex Universe.

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 24ABC

3:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Draw Your Imagination with Kim Jung Gi

Take this amazing chance to learn how to draw your imagination on white paper with a black pen. You will realize that you do not need 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 whose artwork has attracted the international attention of millions over the last few years. With mental pictures, he can draw without a photographic reference.

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Room 2

3:45pm

Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass

A discussion among fierce, fearless, actresses Gal Gabot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter), Kathy Bates (American Horror Story), and other flat out fantastic females, who will open up about the power and privilege of playing women who redefine the rules and refuse to yield. Moderated by Sara Vilkomerson.

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:45pm – 4:30pm
Hall H

4:00pm

Starz: Outlander

Ronald D. Moore (executive producer/writer), Diana Gabaldon (author), Caitriona Balfe (claire), Sam Heughan (Jamie), and Maril Davis (executive producer) discuss the hit series and preview what’s to come in Season 2. Q&A moderated by Kristin Dos Santos (E! News).

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm – 4:45pm
Ballroom 20

4:00pm

A Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones Fan Discussion

Amin Javadi (Podcast of Ice and Fire, Bastards of Kingsgrave podcast), Kyle Maddock(Podcast of Ice and Fire, AfterBuzzTV), and Tara Lynne (The Geekiary, Ice and Fire Convention) discuss popular and obscure fan theories, compare the books versus the television show, and take part in a general Q&A.

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

4:00pm

Body Confidence in Cosplay

Ivy Doomkitty (Syfy’s Heroes of Cosplay, international cosplayer and model), Chris Gore (G4 TV, PodCrash), Envy Us (Cosplayer), and Chrissy Lynn (MUA, cosplayer) discuss body image and confidence in oneself. They will cover cosplay for all and body positivity, regardless of age, gender, skin color, body type, or disability. Moderated byDave Turner (writer, Trek: Isolation).

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 14A

4:00pm

CBLDF Protecting Comics in Libraries

Comics and graphic novels are achieving more acclaim than ever, which is leading to increased demand, and unfortunately a rise in challenges. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund executive director Charles Brownstein spotlights the current landscape of graphic novel challenges and shares the organization’s most recent resources and success stories. Come share your perspectives, and learn more about how you can be a part of protecting comics.

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

4:00pm

Celebrate 75 Years of Will Eisner’s The Spirit

This year is the 75th Anniversary of Will Eisner’s The Spirit. Appearing first as a Sunday newspaper section in 1940, The Spirit was seen weekly by 5 million readers. The comic was known for its imaginative storytelling, film noir style, and unforgettable characters. Moderator Denis Kitchen (KSP publisher, The Spirit 1972-1998) and panelists Paul Levitz (DC Comics publisher, The Spirit 2000-2006), Dan DiDio (DC Entertainment co-publisher, The Spirit 2007-present), Nick Barrucci (Dynamite Entertainment publisher, The Spirit 2015+), Matt Wagner (art director/writer, The Spirit 2015+), and Michael Cho (artist, The Spirit 2015 Comic-Con Souvenir Book Cover) discuss Will Eisner’s The Spirit as Will Eisner wrote and drew it, The Spirit as written and drawn by many other greats since then, and what’s lurking in The Spirit’sfuture at Dynamite Entertainment.

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 23ABC

4:00pm

Childhood Dreams Come True: Writing Licensed Characters

You want to write Spider-Man, Batman, Star Wars, or Jem and the Holograms? So does everyone else! You’re not just writing for you and your audience, but also for editors, project managers, and a company. We’ve all heard the horror stories from creators, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Andy Schmidt (Avengers, Transformers), David Marshall (Star Wars), Mike Costa (Spider-Man, G.I. Joe), and Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine) offer a look from both sides of the desk. Learn what a company is looking for and how to navigate licensed characters as a writer.

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 30CDE

4:00pm

Fantasy Literature

Learn about fantasy literature and book-to-movie adaptations from New York Timesbestselling authors Heather Brewer (Vladimir Tod series) and Jonathan Maberry (Rot & Ruin), Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures series), Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn series) and Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle series). Moderated by Henry Herz(Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes).

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 29AB

4:00pm

Hasbro Marvel

Adam Biehl (VP, Global Marvel Line, Hasbro), Jesse Falcon (director of Hardlines, Marvel), Dwight Stall (senior Marvel product design manager, Hasbro), Bobby Vala(Marvel product designer, Hasbro), Maalvika Mantripragada (director, Marvel Brands, Hasbro) and Michael Breslin (senior director, Global Marvel Fan Line, Hasbro) discuss Hasbro’s popular Marvel LEGENDS action figure lines. Attendees will also get a sneak peek of upcoming Marvel action figures.

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 25ABC

4:00pm

IDW: So, You Want to Be in Comics

Ever wondered what it would take to create your own comic? Or find a publisher that wants it? Want to break into “The Biz”? Why not find out how, from some of those who have? IDW chief creative officer and editor-in-chief Chris Ryall, VP of marketing Dirk Wood, artist supreme Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key, Onyx), and a few other folks who’ve made the jump to “professional comic person” explain how they did it. Plus, some new project announcements.

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 4

4:00pm

Milestone 2.0: The Return of the Mack

What’s going on with the Static Shock live-action digital series? Who’s in the cast? When does it start shooting? When does it debut? Will there be action figures of the classic Milestone characters? When do the new Milestone Comics debut? Who’s working on the books? Denys Cowan, Reginald Hudlin, Derek Dingle, and other surprise guests set the record straight.

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 9

4:00pm

What’s New From Abrams ComicArts

Charles Kochman (editorial director), Chad Beckerman (creative director), Chip Kidd(graphic designer and author), and special guests talk about upcoming Abrams ComicArts projects from their fall 2015 list, including original graphic novels Trashedby Derf Backderf (author of My Friend Dahmer) and Ghetto Klown by John Leguizamo (an adaptation of his award-winning autobiographical HBO stage performance); art monographs Only What’s Necessary : Charles M. Schultz and The Art of Peanuts by Chip Kidd and Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel by Paul Levitz (former president and publisher of DC Comics); and the latest trading card collection from Topps: Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume 1. Find out what’s also coming next year from Abrams ComicArts as they reveal some works in progress, including videos and never-before-seen titles and art.

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 28DE

4:00pm

William Shatner’s Man O’ War: Cinematic Graphic Novel

William Shatner (creator/executive producer), Gary Laird, Scott Liggett, Mariano Nicieza (LNL executive producers), and Ed Lang (Panelfly president) premiere a new type of digital comic book. This unique project delivers a groundbreaking form of digital comics that combines a new stylistic dimension in animation, in-story sound effects, and a music soundtrack to usher in an enhanced reading experience. Moderated by Don McGuire.

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 6BCF

4:00pm

Oddball Comics Live!

Cartoonist Scott Shaw! (Captain Carrot And His Amazing Zoo Crew!, Sonic The Hedgehog, Simpsons Comics, Annoying Orange) once again presents his uniquely hilarious slideshow of “the craziest comic books ever published!” Once you’ve seen this mind-roasting presentation-which has played to standing room only crowds in San Diego for the better part of four decades-you’ll never forget such covers as those of the “crotch-centric” issues of Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane, those with someone getting slapped with a “fish-in-the-face”, and those Silver Age issues of Batman and Detective Comicswith “Robin-in-the-corner”! Scott promises, “Even if you’ve seen my acclaimed slideshow presentation many times before, when you see their covers blown up to the size of the side of a barn, you’ll be amazed and delighted at the unbelievable imagery that’ are revealed!” See for yourself why Stan Lee calls Scott’s show “the wildest, wackiest exposé of some of the craziest comic books I’ve ever seen!”

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Room 7AB

4:00pm

The Expanse

Join the cast and executive producers for a first-ever, exclusive screening of the series premiere before it airs on Syfy in December. Hailing from the writers of Children of Menand Iron Man and the director of Breaking Bad, The Expanse is set 200 years in the future after mankind has colonized the solar system. Based on The New York Times bestselling book series.

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

4:10pm

Documentary Film Making How-To

You will learn how to understand the specific nuances of nonfiction film and how to produce and direct your own with a minimal budget and existing, commercially available equipment. Topics include documentary narrative structure, how to conduct interviews, “writing,” documentaries, the importance of access, when and how to use voiceover and/or re-creations, necessary gear, ethics, and releases and other legal necessities. Panelists include director/host Edward Doty (Fighting in Plain Sight,Documentality podcast), editor Jessica Hernandez (The Punk Singer, Bhutto), directorJeff Unay (Greaywater, Free to Play), and director Andie Bolt (WoWMoM).

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:10pm – 5:10pm
Grand Ballroom D, Manchester Grand Hyatt

4:15pm

Image Comics: Where Creators Own Aesthetics

Your favorite comic shouldn’t look like your other favorite comic, which shouldn’t look like your other favorite comic. Rob Guillory (Chew), Stuart Moore (EGOs), Lee Loughridge (Deadly Class), Scott Snyder (Wytches), and Josh Williamson (Nailbiter) know all about creating comics that aren’t like anything else on the shelves. Whether you’re a writer, artist, colorist, or fan, come and learn something new!

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:15pm – 5:15pm
Room 6DE

4:15pm

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers: From Silver Screen to Console

Arthur Parsons (game director, TT Games), Matt Ellison (producer TT Games), Mike Jones (executive producer, Marvel Games), and Bill Rosemann (creative director, Marvel Games) present an inside look at LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, the first console videogame featuring characters and storylines from the critically acclaimed film Marvel’s The Avengers and the blockbuster sequel Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, all combined with a splash of classic LEGO humor. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and Marvel Games are teaming up to provide a spirited panel discussion on this new, action-packed superhero adventure, including a live game-play demonstration, reveals of enhanced character team-up abilities and power-up features, new artwork, the latest game trailer, and more. Not to mention exclusive giveaways! LEGO Marvel’s Avengers will be available this winter.

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:15pm – 5:15pm
Room 6A

4:30pm

An Inside Look at Google Spotlight Stories

Karen Dufilho-Rosen (executive producer, Google Spotlight Stories) moderates a panel featuring Jan Pinkava (director, Windy Day, creative director, Google Spotlight Stories), Glen Keane (director, duet), Shannon Tindle (director, On Ice), Patrick Osborne (director, Pearl), Felix Maisse (director, Rain or Shine), Max Keane (production designer, duet), Lou Romano (art director, On Ice), Scott Stafford (creative director, sound and music, Google Spotlight Stories), and Rachid El Guerrab (technical project lead, Google Spotlight Stories), who share their insights and experiences regarding the creation of this new, narrative format for 360-degree, immersive, interactive stories made especially for mobile devices.

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Room 24ABC

4:30pm

UDON 2015

Meet UDON’s artists and editors, including Erik Ko (CEO), Matt Moylan (managing editor) and Long Vo (Street Fighter HD Remix) as they discuss this year’s biggest breakthroughs and preview 2015 and 2016 titles, featuring some big surprises from across the pop culture spectrum. Be the first to hear about some amazing, as-yet-unannounced projects, and get a chance at giveaways of the year’s hottest books.TBA

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Room 26AB

4:30pm

Vulture’s Valiant Writers Roundtable

Join this all-star panel with Valiant Entertainment’s Matt Kindt (Ninjak, Divinity), Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn), Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Book of Death ), James Asmus (Quantum and Woody), and Ales Kot (Dead Drop), moderated by Vulture online’sAbraham Riesman (multimedia editor).

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Room 8

4:30pm

That 70s Panel

Once again, this panel talks about what was so special about comic books in the 1970s, starting with all the new talent that entered the field and bonded with the old talent. Discussing those days will be Chris Claremont (X-Men, Wolverine), Bob Layton (Iron Man) Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man), Don McGregor (Black Panther, Sabre),Dean Mullaney (Eclipse Comics), and others. Mark Evanier, who was writing Yogi Bearand Scooby Doo, will officiate.

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Room 5AB

4:45pm

Dark Horse: An Afternoon with Joss Whedon

Joss Whedon has rewarded fans the world over with some of the most compelling characters and plot lines in the history of comics, television, and movies. Here’s your chance to find out what he has in store next, and get exclusive insights into Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, and much, much more.

Saturday July 11, 2015 4:45pm – 5:30pm
Hall H

5:00pm

Hannibal: Savor the Hunt

Your company is requested at a grand soiree in honor of esteemed colleague Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Prepare to be delighted by stories of European travels, friendships renewed, and culinary feasts as told by executive producer/creator Bryan Fuller, executive producer Martha De Laurentiis, and star Hugh Dancy. Be the first to witness beautiful new works by artiste extraordinaire Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage), as well as a few other surprises along the way. Bon appétit, Fannibals!

Saturday July 11, 2015 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Ballroom 20

5:00pm

Comics 101: Making Sense of the World of Comics

Just getting into comics but not sure where to start? Some of the industry’s biggest professionals impart their vast comic knowledge and personally recommend series just right for you. Hank Kanalz (SVP, editorial strategy and administration at DC Entertainment), Deb Aoki (contributing writer, Publishers Weekly), Dafna Pleban(editor, BOOM! Studios), Jen Vaughn (cartoonist), Kara Szamborski (co-host, The comiXologist Podcast), and Matt Kolowski (co-host, The comiXologist Podcast) become your guides through the awesome world of comics. Moderated by Chip Mosher (comiXology VP of communications and marketing).

Saturday July 11, 2015 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 28DE

5:00pm

Fandom: The Next Generation

Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Friends, Jedi Academy), Nell Minow (The Movie Mom), and Jim McQuarrie (GeekDad) explore ways parents can shape the next generation of geek culture early on, from introducing kids to media at various age, to offering family talking points. Moderated by Betsy Bozdech (executive editor of Common Sense Media).

Saturday July 11, 2015 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 14A

5:00pm

Future Toys: How AI, Robotics, Sensors, and Mobile Are Changing Play

Rob Maigret (chief creative officer at Sphero, Inc.), Brian Torney (design manager, new business group at Hasbro), Carly Gloge (CEO, co-founder of Ubooly), Oren Jacob (co-founder, CEO at ToyTalk, Inc.), and moderator Steve Broback (co-founder, Dent the Future) discuss how new technologies such as AI, mobile computing, and robotics are powering the latest toys. They will also discuss which of our favorite comic book/media properties they align with and how unconventional tech/media giant collaborations are changing the future of play.

Saturday July 11, 2015 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 23ABC

5:00pm

Let’s Renaissance Again: Adding Science and Math into Art

In this talk, Dr. Wei Xu, an artist, mathematician and computer scientist, talks about why and how we need to add science and math into learning art: [+SM]Art. To improve efficiency in mastering basic drawing skills, he has developed a new shape controlling theory that corresponds with the scientific drawing method, also known as the “ABC (Angle Based Constructive)” method. Unlike with perspective theory, Dr. Xu’s solution to constructing shapes is completely in 2D space, making drawing much easier to learn. Recently, his innovative work has been turned into books in multiple languages and presented internationally.

Saturday July 11, 2015 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 30CDE

5:00pm

Librarian Talkback

In this town-hall session, librarians from the audience will share the good and bad of working with graphic novels in libraries with publisher representatives from Abrams ComicsArts (Charlie Kochman), Archie Comics (Alex Segura), BOOM! (Filip Sablik), Dark Horse (Michael Martens), First Second (Mark Siegel), IDW/Top Shelf (Alan Payne), Image (Corey Murphy), Murphy), Papercutz (Sven Larsen), Scholastic (Lizette Serrano), and VAZ(Ashlee Vaughn). Librarians, this is your chance to ask publishers why they do things the way they do and tell them how they could be doing better. Moderated by Brigid Alverson (SLJ Good Comics for Kids).

Saturday July 11, 2015 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

5:00pm

Man of Action: Taking Comics from Print to Screen

Man of Action’s Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau, and Steven T. Seagle create TV shows (Ben 10, Generator Rex) and write comic books/graphic novels for the Man of Action imprint and Image Comics. Learn from the pros how to turn comics into hit television shows (Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble) and films (Rouleau and Seagle created the comic book team and characters for the Academy Award-winning film Big Hero 6). Man of Action is producing the feature films Officer Downe and I Kill Giants, with scripts by Casey and Kelly, respectively, based on their own graphic novels, with more in the works.

Saturday July 11, 2015 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 9

5:00pm

Spotlight on Craig Yoe

Yo, Yoe! Comic-Con special guest Craig “The Indiana Jones of Comics Historians” Yoeis celebrating 50 years of writing and producing fanzines and books about the history of comic books and five years of Yoe Books. He will be interviewed by luminaries Ted Adams (president/CEO IDW), Kelley Jones (Batman), Jon Cooke (Comics Creator),Carol Tilley (Wertham debunker), David Scroggy (Dark Horse), and Dean Yeagle(Mandy). Plus, see a colorful visual slideshow of past highlights and many cool future projects. Free Weird Love and Haunted Horror comic books for all!

Saturday July 11, 2015 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 4

5:00pm

Spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski

Born a small woodland creature, J. Michael Straczynski soon evolved into a marsupial life form that was bewitched by a passing elf into human form, conferring on him an Eisner, two Hugos, a British Academy Award nomination, and a career slamming words together for a living. Join him for a discussion of TV (including Sense8), movies, comics, and some surprising upcoming projects.

Saturday July 11, 2015 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 29AB

5:00pm

The Evolution of an Icon in Rise of the Tomb Raider

Key leads from the award-winning Crystal Dynamics development team, Camilla Luddington (actress and voice of Lara Croft), Rhianna Pratchett (lead script writer), and others discuss the journey of one of the most iconic characters in entertainment history, Lara Croft, and offer an inside look into the story, performance, and technology bringing this multidimensional hero to life in her latest adventure Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Saturday July 11, 2015 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 25ABC

5:00pm

Comic-Con How-To: Proper Pitching and Promoting Yourself 1.5

Bryan Tillman‘s continuation of this popular panel from last year. Topics include presentation, body language, elevator pitches, standing out, interview skills, and how to make an opportunity when there isn’t one. Tillman is the academic director for game art and design, visual effects and motion graphics, media arts and animation, and visual game programming at the Art Institute of Washington DC. He is also the owner and CEO of Kaiser Studio Productions, a production studio for comics, toys, animation, and games.TBA

Saturday July 11, 2015 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Room 2

5:15pm

Person of Interest Special Video Presentation and Q&A

Person of Interest returns to San Diego for the fifth year. Join the discussion, as the science fiction of Person of Interest stays one step ahead of real-world events. John Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) have saved countless lives thanks to the omniscience of their supercomputer and their crack team of brave misfits: NYPD detective Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman), the unpredictable cyber-hacker Root (Amy Acker), and missing-in-action operative Sameen Shaw (Sarah Shahi). But, a new threat puts their mission in jeopardy and their lives in even more danger. Samaritan, the rival AI, has initiated its lethal correction. Finch’s Machine is essentially dead. Shaw is still missing. And the team is once again hiding in plain sight. But with Samaritan’s invisible grip tightening everywhere, will Finch be able to rebuild and resurrect The Machine? And if he does, will it be the same Machine when it comes back online? Find out as executive producers and series stars undergo a Comic-Con interrogation with a special video presentation and Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Person of Interest returns for its fifth season on CBS.

Saturday July 11, 2015 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Room 6BCF

5:30pm

Disney-ABC: Reinvention: The Writer, The Director, The Story

For years people have reinvented themselves. Actors turned politicians; Luke Skywalker turned Jedi; Captain America turned first Avenger. Disney-ABC’s Creative Talent Development and Inclusion team has successfully assisted many achieve their dreams by helping them reinvent their careers. Whether you’re an actor who wants to direct, a director who wants to write, a feature writer who wants to write television, or a comedy writer who wants to write drama, you’ll get helpful tips and insight on how to successfully make a career transition from Disney-ABC writers, directors, and executives.

Saturday July 11, 2015 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Room 24ABC

5:30pm

New DC Universe: The Upstarts: Are You Ready?

There is so much awesome in this panel, there isn’t a place to begin. Join the creators ofMidnighter, Black Canary, Batgirl, We Are…ROBIN, Grayson, Prez, and Constantine as a new generation of DC Comics heroes step into the spotlight.

Saturday July 11, 2015 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Room 6DE

5:30pm

Salem

It’s a witch war! Join the star-studded cast including Shane West (Nikita, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, and Iddo Goldberg, along with executive producers Brannon Braga (Star Trek) and Adam Simon, for a look back at intriguing footage from the supernatural second season, from WGN America and Fox 21 Television Studios. This moderated discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.

Saturday July 11, 2015 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Room 6A

5:30pm

Storytelling in Comics

Adam Greenfield (host of Making Comics Gutter Talk) and an all-star lineup of panelists discuss some of the final stages of storytelling in comics, as well as what’s next once the story has been told. Panelists include Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Daredevil),Christina Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood), Palle Schmidt (Thomas Alsop, Stiletto), Colleen AF Venable (Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye series), and Chris Miskiewicz (Thomas Alsop).

Saturday July 11, 2015 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Room 8

5:30pm

Storytelling in the 21st Century

During this panel, Will Wright, the legendary game designer and creator of multi-billion-dollar franchises The Sims, SimCity, and SPORE, talks about new methods and formats for storytelling that are being enabled by interactive technology. In his own work, Will has experimented with this in several areas including The Sims, Bar Karma (a.k.a. Creation TV), and most recently the content creation platform app, THRED. Wright will discuss how regular people can be enabled to create and share compelling stories by using technology to “amplify” their natural creative abilities. Before diving into experiments and technology, he’ll first present a brief look at the fundamentals of what stories are and why everyone enjoys consuming them.

Saturday July 11, 2015 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Room 26AB

5:30pm

The Art of Character Design

Felipe Smith (All-New Ghost Rider), Jake Wyatt (Ms. Marvel), and Kris Anka (Uncanny X-Men) discuss the creative process, character designs and/or redesign, building an entire world, and more. Moderated by Babs Tarr (Batgirl).

Saturday July 11, 2015 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Room 7AB

5:30pm

Z Nation

Dust off the Z-Whackers and join the cast and executive producers of fan-favorite zombie show, Z Nation, as they provide a behind-the-scenes look at what fans can expect to see this fall when Season 2 premieres on Syfy.

Saturday July 11, 2015 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

5:45pm

20th Century Fox

20th Century Fox Presentation.

Saturday July 11, 2015 5:45pm – 7:30pm
Hall H

6:00pm

Choosing the Right Publishing Path for Your Manuscript: Traditional, Small Press or Self-Publishing

Authors Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass series), Seanan McGuire (October Daye series), and Cora Carmack (Losing It), along with editor Adam Wilson (Simon & Schuster) and literary agent Holly Root (Waxman Leavell Literary Agency), discuss the various options for publishing fiction and how to determine what works for different genres. Moderated by author, former literary agent, and all-around publishing guruNathan Bransford.

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 25ABC

6:00pm

Making the LEGO Fan Scene

So what happened in the past year on the LEGO fan scene? Joe Meno (editor,BrickJournal magazine) talks with Nathan Sawaya (LEGO certified professional builder), Tommy Williamson (BrickNerd blogger and Brickfilmer), Brandon Griffith(creator, STUDS cards and ComicBricks), and Paul Lee (LEGO artist) about the people, the models, and even the films that are leading the LEGO fan community in new creative directions. The panel will also discuss how to become part of the community, and take questions.

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 23ABC

6:00pm

Max Brooks Zombie Revelations

You’ve seen his fascinating and entertaining panels on surviving a zombie plague, but now the screenwriter and author of the bestselling books The Zombie Survival Guideand World War Z, Max Brooks, returns to provide intel and anecdotes on how to survive a Vampires vs. Zombies apocalypse! His third chapter in the new all-original comic book series Extinction Parade introduces readers into the greatest battle royal of the undead ever witnessed. Brooks shares his insight into the rotting minds of the shambling dead and the aristocratic and self-entitled vampire race, and fields questions from zombie-phobic fans.

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 5AB

6:00pm

Spiritual Themes in Comics

With religion being at the forefront of recent world events, panelists discuss the influence of spiritual themes in comics and other pop culture media. They will delve into the importance of spirituality to the culture as communicated through comics. Panelists include moderator Buzz Dixon (G.I. Joe, Serenity manga), Cory Jones(illustrator,VeggieTales Super Comic), B. Dave Walters (talk radio host, Rise Up), Luis andAlesha Escobar (Masters of Time), and Travis Hanson (The Bean). Presented in partnership with the Christian Comic Arts Society and VeggieTales Super Comics.

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 4

6:00pm

Spotlight on Reginald Hudlin

Reginald Hudlin (House Party, Django Unchained, Black Panther), the writer/director/producer of movies, TV shows, and comics, will have a no-holding-back discussion of both upcoming projects and classic work like the Black Panther comic book and animated series; the return of Milestone Media, including the upcomingStatic Shock live action series; and the Django/Zorro comic book, as well as his experiences on groundbreaking projects like The Boondocks, Bebe’s Kids, Boomerang, and more. There will be several special guest stars, including CNN host Van Jones.

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 9

6:00pm

The Geek Shall Inherit: A Look at the Evolution of Geek Culture

Geek culture has become mainstream, but it wasn’t always that way. Comic conventions have boomed in popularity, the cosplay community is thriving, and TCG tournaments are breaking attendance records. Dr. Billy San Juan (The Walking DeadPsychology, Magic: the Gathering judge), Jenna Busch (host/founder of Legion of Leia,Star Wars Psychology), Dr. Travis Langley (Game of Thrones Psychology, Doctor WhoPsychology), Alan Kistler (Doctor Who: A History, The Walking Dead Psychology), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy,Star Wars Psychology), Dr. Ali Mattu (The Psych Show, Super Fantastic Nerd Hour), Josué Cardona (Geek Therapy, The Walking DeadPsychology), Tim Shields (Cascade Games), and Matt Munson (The Project Workbench) explore the evolution of our beloved culture.

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 14A

6:00pm

The Keys to Successful, Career-Changing Acting and Filmmaking in Today’s New Entertainment Industry

Director Richard Hatch (Battlsestar Galactica Golden Globe nominee Captain Apollo, Tom Zarek, General Kharn, Axanar) hosts a discussion, lecture, and practical demonstrations on the state of the industry and how to powerfully up level your skills and performance in order to position yourself for breakthrough success in today entertainment industry.

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 30CDE

6:00pm

TOKYOPOP: The Robofish Rises

Big News, TOKYOPOP is coming back! Meet Stu Levy (founder, CEO), Clay Bohle, and the TOKYOPOP team to get the scoop firsthand. Giveaways for all attendees. If you’re an artist, bring your portfolio for review, and if you’re a fan, bring all your questions.

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 28DE

6:00pm

Voice Acting Workshop with Voice Actor Wally Wingert

Learn methods and techniques on how to be a successful voice actor from voiceover artist Wally Wingert (The Riddler from Batman: Arkham Game Series, Ant-Man fromThe Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes). Wally will cover all aspects of voice acting (animation, video games, anime, commercials, promos, narration, singing) and participate in a Q&A session co-moderated by James Braddock and Mark Fullerton.

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 30CDE

6:00pm

Gays in Comics 28: At the Intersection of Comics and Life

Creators examine how their queer identities intersect with other aspects of their lives, such as race and ethnicity, religion, and family, and how that influences and defines their comics work. Join Prism Comics and co-moderators Roger Klorese (Prism Comics Board) and Paige Braddock (Peanuts, Jane’s World), as they explore how diversity doesn’t stop at LGBTQ. Panelists include Brian Andersen (Stripling Warrior, So Super Duper, The Advocate), Phil Jimenez (Angela, Wonder Woman, X-Men), and Hilary Price(Rhymes with Orange). The panel will also include time for fans to mingle and a silent auction for Prism Comics, the nonprofit organization supporting LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly comics creators and readers.

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 29AB

6:15pm

Containment Pilot Screening and Q&A

When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure in Containment. Torn apart from their loved ones, the survivors trapped within the cordon are fighting against not only fatal infection, but also isolation, fear, and the disintegration of society around them. But as they begin to gain each other’s trust, hope remains, and on either side of the cordon unlikely heroes will rise. Containment makes its Comic-Con debut with a special screening of the entire pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. Based on the original Belgian series created by Carl Joos for Eyeworks,Containment is produced by My So-Called Company in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals) and David Nutter (The Flash, Arrow).

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Room 6BCF

6:30pm

Inside the Writers’ Room: The Series: Part Two

If writers’ rooms were like superhero teams, this panel has assembled the Justice League and The Avengers for an insider look at your favorite TV series. Join the scribes behind some of today’s hottest genre shows as they share their candid thoughts on how to write and rewrite the series we love (and sometimes loathe). Find out the deep, dark secrets (and low-calorie snacks) of the writers’ room, and why network executives actually care about what you post on message boards. Moderated by Sony Pictures Television’s jocular senior VP of drama development and production Chris Parnell, this heroic lineup includes Gabrielle Stanton (The Flash, Haven ), Michael Narducci (The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, Medium), Gennifer Hutchison (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul), Steve Holland (The Big Bang Theory), Ryan Condal (USA’s new sseries, Colony), William Harper (Grey’s Anatomy), Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels,Guardians of the Galaxy), Jose Molina (Agent Carter, Firefly, Sleepy Hollow), and Mark A. Altman (Agent X, Castle, Femme Fatales).

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Room 24ABC

6:30pm

Magic: The Gathering: Magic Origins

Meet the creators of Magic: The Gathering as they take you through the origin stories of Magic’s most iconic Planeswalker characters. Get an insider look at the new release and the future of the world’s best strategy game from Mark Rosewater, Aaron Forsythe, Jenna Helland, Jeremy Jarvis, and Liz Lamb-Ferro.

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Room 7AB

6:30pm

The Jinnrise Journey: From Comic Book to Animated Series

For genre producers, today’s transmedia (film, television, toy) possibilities have never been greater. However, with each opportunity comes the potential loss of creative control and exploitation without reward. Taking matters into his own hands, moderator Sohaib Awan (CEO of Jabal Entertainment and creator of Jinnrise) is spearheading Jabal Entertainment’s Jinnrise 3D/CG animated series. Along with panelists James Arnold Taylor (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Bryce Papenbrook (Attack on Titan), Russ Carney (Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Ron Corcillo(Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), David W. Collins (LucasArts sound designer), and Chris Ryall (editor-in-chief, IDW Publishing), Sohaib will walk attendees through the step-by-step process of independently taking an original intellectual property and translating it into another medium like television. Exclusive footage fromJinnrise the Animated Series will be shown.

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Room 8

6:30pm

The Unpublished EC 3D Comic Revealed!

World premiere! The lost 1954 EC sci-fi classic will be shown in 3D for the first time ever. Captured Aural Phantasy Theater, the only group authorized by the Gaines family to perform EC stories, dramatically reads excerpts from the unpublished comic, highlighting a discussion by Ben Dickow (guest lecturer, Otis College of Art) and Eric Kurland (president, LA 3D Club). Special 3D glasses will be provided so you can enjoy the projected artwork!

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Room 26AB

6:45pm

The Bold Voice of Contemporary Horror Film: Fantastic Fest, Beyond Fest, and SpectreFest

Thanks to a bold new school of filmmakers and creative talent, independent horror and genre cinema is enjoying an unprecedented resurgence of critical and box office success. Kicked off by You’re Next in 2011, this new wave of independent genre film has continued to thrive and has broken through over the past year with The Babadook andIt Follows. Hosted by the US’ leading genre film festivals, we discuss this convention-defying movement with the directors, producers, writers, production companies and programmers who are progressively shaping the brave evolution of cinematic terror. Scheduled panelists include Elijah Wood (Spectrevision /Cooties), director Sarah Adina Smith (The Midnight Swim), director/producer Roxanne Benjamin (V/H/S, V/H/S/2),Mette Marie Katz (XYZ Films –The Raid, The Raid 2), Christian Parkes(Founder/Director Beyond Fest), and Ryan Turek (Programmer – Beyond Fest), with more to be announced, featuring an exclusive sneak peek at Spectrevision’s Cootiesand Radius’ Goodnight Mommy. Additional films to be discussed include The Invitation, The Witch, Cop Car and more! Added bonus: Join Turek and Shock Til You Drop Managing Editor Sam Zimmerman for a special round of Dead Rights Horror Trivia at the end of the panel for a chance to win passes to the renowned festivals hosting the panel! Moderated by The Daily Beast’s Jen Yamato.

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:45pm – 7:45pm
Room 6A

6:45pm

The Walking Dead: An Inside Look with Robert Kirkman

Dive into the world of the Eisner Award-winning comic book series The Walking Deadwith creator Robert Kirkman and Skybound editorial director Sean Mackiewicz.

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:45pm – 7:45pm
Room 6DE

7:00pm

Author Talk with Del Rey Books

Del Rey Books has been publishing the best of science fiction and fantasy for nearly 40 years. Authors Alan Dean Foster (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Jason Hough (Zero World), Naomi Novik (Uprooted), Scott Sigler (Alive), and Harry Turtledove (Bombs Away) discuss their latest novels and answer questions about writing and publishing. Moderated by Tricia Narwani (editorial director, Del Rey).

Saturday July 11, 2015 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 9

7:00pm

Best and Worst Manga of 2015

A lot of manga titles are available in English now, but what’s really worth reading? A panel of opinionated bloggers, retailers, librarians, manga mavens, and comics curmudgeons spotlight the best new manga that hit the shelves in the past year. See them rave about their favorite continuing series. Watch them rant about the excruciatingly mediocre manga that they were forced to read. Find out what Brigid Alverson (Robot 6, Good Comics for Kids), David Brothers (4thletter!), Christopher Butcher (The Beguiling, Toronto Comic Arts Festival), Eva Volin (Alameda Free Library, No Flying No Tights), and Deb Aoki (Manga Comics Manga, Publishers Weekly) loved and loathed to read in the past year. Hear about their picks for the most anticipated upcoming releases for fall 2015 and beyond, and discover their favorite underappreciated manga gems that are worth picking up.

Saturday July 11, 2015 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 23ABC

7:00pm

Comics and Pop Music: Making New Noise!

Comic books and pop music both began as fleeting, disposable forms, and now wield massive influence on global culture, with both constantly showcasing vital new voices while drawing on long-standing common influences. Patrick A. Reed (Depth Of Field, ComicsAlliance) assembles creators and commentators to discuss the comics we love, the music that moves us, and the many ways that the two intersect.

Saturday July 11, 2015 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 25ABC

7:00pm

Fight Club 2

Acclaimed novelist Chuck Palahniuk continues one of his most beloved works withFight Club 2! Join Dark Horse for a discussion of the creation of this story with Chuck Palahniuk, editor Scott Allie, and artists David Mack and Cameron Stewart.

Saturday July 11, 2015 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 5AB

7:00pm

TeeFury: Shirts in the Pop-Culture Bubble

Karen Hallion (artist and illustrator), Crystal “Bamboota” Fontan (graphic designer and illustrator), Drew Wise (artist and illustrator), Dylan Hay-Chapman (graphic designer for TV and film), and John “Captain Ribman” Sprengelmeyer (award-winning illustrator/syndicated cartoonist) share their experiences as pioneers in the pop-culture shirt space and provide practical advice for independent artists. Q&A moderated by Tom Kurzanski (art director of TeeFury).

Saturday July 11, 2015 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 4

7:00pm

We Are All Heroes: The Changing Landscape of Comics, Geekdom, and Fanboy Culture

With the landscape of geekdom evolving, Cashmere Agency’s executive vice presidentRyan Ford has assembled a star-studded, diverse panel to discuss the evolution of comic book, video gaming, and fanboy culture, and its growing popularity among a new audience-specifically African Americans, women, LGBTQ, and other minorities. Joined by Ryan Coogler (director, Dope), Murs (Hip Hop star), Michael Jai White (Dark Knight), Tyler James Williams (The Walkign Dead), Kristina Law (Arrow), and Kellvin Chavez (editor, Latino-review). Cashmere Agency has worked with a slew of titles in the geekdom community, including Star Wars, The Boondocks, Tekken, and Black Jesus. The panelists are eager to shed light on how minorities are not adequately portrayed within the entertainment genre.

Saturday July 11, 2015 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 14A

7:00pm

What’s New at Action Lab Entertainment

The staff and creators of groundbreaking publisher Action Lab Entertainment give you a sneak peek into some of the exciting projects in the works for release over the next 12 months. Learn about projects from both the Action Lab and mature readers Danger Zone line, and stay tuned for some exciting announcements, to be heard here first!

Saturday July 11, 2015 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 28DE

7:00pm

Nickelodeon’s Variety Show Featuring Breadwinners Live

Nickelodeon Animation takes over the Horton Grand Theatre to bring you a cartoon-copia of surprises, including swag bags packed with exclusive collectibles. Hosted byDJ Boogie. You can meet SpongeBob, Patrick, and the Dino Charge Power Rangers. Watch exclusive cartoons and the world premiere of two new shows, Pig Goat Banana Cricket and The Loud House. See the stars of Henry Danger unmask a super-secret surprise ,and laugh with the voice cast of Breadwinners as they perform and sing at a live table read. Yip-Yip! Scheduled to appear are Robbie Daymond (SwaySway), Eric Bauza (Buhdeuce), and special guests. [Ticket required: get free tickets in the Autograph Area of the Sails Pavilion.]

Saturday July 11, 2015 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

7:30pm

Action Figure Insider Presents: 10 Years of Talking About Toys

Once a year, fans are able to get the inside scoop on the action figure and collectible lines that they love and get answers straight from the people who make them. This group of experts from every corner of the toy world will discuss the state of the hobby and answer your burning questions. They’ll talk about the difference between being the licensor vs. the licensee, the Kickstarter phenomenon of funding toys before they go into production, ways to keep up with the editorial side of a property, tips on how to break into the toy industry, and much more. Panelist include Jesse Falcon (director, Hard lines Merchandising, Disney consumer products), Kevin Kiniry (VP, Creative Services, DC Entertainment), Jerry Macaluso (owner, Pop Culture Collectibles), Zach Oat (marketing supervisor, Diamond Select Toys), Reis O’Brien (designer, Funko Toys), and Jean St. Jean (sculptor, Jean St. Jean Studios). Moderated by Daniel Pickett(Action Figure Insider, Geek Shall Inherit podcast).

Saturday July 11, 2015 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Room 8

7:30pm

An Hour with Adam Savage

Sure, Adam Savage is one of the stars of MythBusters, but he’s so much more: maker, cosplayer, movie fan, and problem solver. He’s not here to promote anything; he’s here to enjoy Comic-Con, like you. And as part of that, he’s opening himself up to fans for one hour, with no agenda; ask him anything.

Saturday July 11, 2015 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Room 6BCF

7:30pm

Obsidian Entertainment

Pillars of Eternity, Neverwinter Nights 2, Knights of the Old Republic 2, South Park: The Stick of Truth-do any of these games sound familiar? Of course they do-they are amazing games! Hear from Obsidian’s creatives, including Chris Avellone and Shane DeFreest, about their formula for making games, what’s coming up next, their vision for the future of gaming, and how the gaming community influences their passion and ingenuity. Led by Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion , MMORPG).

Saturday July 11, 2015 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Room 7AB

7:30pm

The Psychology of Star Trek vs. Star Wars: Episode V

Geeky psychologists Dr. Andrea Letamendi (The Arkham Sessions) and Dr. Ali Mattu(The Psych Show) step into the pop culture ring to debate the psychology of teamwork, rebellion, and galactic war. Panelists include Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise),Thom Zahler (Love and Capes), Consetta Parker (Rancho Obi-Wan), and Amy Ratcliffe(Star Wars Insider). Join a side, but remember: phasers and lightsabers are no match for this battle of wits! Refereed by Brian Ward (Comics, Assembled!)

Saturday July 11, 2015 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Room 24ABC

7:30pm

Total War: Warhammer: Bringing Tabletop Gaming to Life

Discover Warhammer Fantasy Battles like never before in the epic, upcoming videogame Total War: Warhammer. Sega and Creative Assembly will offer a glimpse at why the limitlessly deep and rich universe of Warhammer heralds a new era for Total War. Through an exclusive live gameplay session and Q&A, developers at Creative Assembly will discuss how the Warhammer Fantasy Table Top game has been brought to life, in its truest form, for the first time.

Saturday July 11, 2015 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Room 26AB

8:00pm

Closing the Deal: Everything you Need to Know About Publishing Deals and Contracts

Your project is going to make millions of dollars, but you have to sign this contract first-yikes! Andy Schmidt (Comics Experience, Marvel, IDW Publishing) presents an in-depth look at comics contracts. What are they, how do they work, and what do you need to be looking out for when you get one?

Saturday July 11, 2015 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 30CDE

8:00pm

Creepy and Eerie Unleashed

A ghoulish panel of horror freaks discusses the classic Warren horror titles Creepy andEerie and their upcoming adventures in film and TV. Super-secret secrets will be revealed! Moderating the panel is Gemstone’s J. C. Vaughn (Overstreet Price Guide) and consulting editor and writer Dan Braun (Creepy), who will be joined by Dark Horse founder and publisher Mike Richardson and New Comic Company’s Josh Braun.Throw in a couple of surprise Creepy artists and writers, and it will be a tasty stew. They might be giving away awesome Creepy swag, but only to the demonically deserving.

Saturday July 11, 2015 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 25ABC

8:00pm

Magnetic Press: 2015 and Beyond Preview

Celebrating Magnetic Press’s first anniversary with a showcase of upcoming titles for 2015-16, with several international superstars appearing at SDCC for the first time ever. Multi-platinum rock star Tom Delonge (Blink-182, Angels & Airwaves) makes a rare off-stage appearance to talk about his comic book series and award-winning multimedia project,Poet Anderson, along with co-writer Ben Kull (Father of the Pride, The Oblongs). 2015 Eisner-nominated creators Tony Sandoval (Doomboy, A Glance Backward) and Dave Dorman (Wasted Lands) will discuss their next projects, along with author Pierre Paquet (A Glance Backward) and artist Bengal (Batgirl,Naja). There will also be a giveaway of copies of Poet Anderson #1. Moderated by publisher Mike Kennedy.

Saturday July 11, 2015 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 28DE

8:00pm

Not So Strange Bedfellows: The Relationship Between Comics and Pro 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, antiheroes such as “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, and villains like Ric Flair, panelists from both worlds will explore the parallels that exist in character development and storyline advancement between these outrageous forms of. Featuring Rik Offenberger (First Comic News website),Francis Szyskowski (The Massacre Twins), Scott Lost (The 2nd Shift), Eburonson (The 2nd Shift), Michael Kingston (Headlocked), and Flobo Boyce (Silver Streek). Moderated by Joshua Waldrop (Red Guerrilla Media).

Saturday July 11, 2015 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 29AB

8:00pm

Rooster Teeth: Lazer Team and More!

Rooster Teeth’s Matt Hullum, Gus Sorola, Lindsay Jones, and Jordan Cwierz, along with Lazer Team stars Alan Ritchson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Colton Dunn (Parks and Recreation) discuss Lazer Team, Red vs. Blue,X-Ray and Vav, RWBY, and all things Rooster Teeth. The panel will debut exclusive scenes from Lazer Team and show off other exciting Rooster Teeth content exclusively for the Comic-Con audience.

Saturday July 11, 2015 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 6DE

8:00pm

SPARK Your Creativity: A Call to Action!

Ladies unite to create more female driven content. Accomplished female creators discuss how to cultivate your ideas and bring them to life. Leave with inspiration, confidence, a solid plan of action, and tons of new ideas. All genders and ages welcome. Join moderator Stephanie Pressman (Geek 360) and panelists America Young(Chimera Project), Heidi Cox (Dweeb Darlings), Helenna Santos (Ms In The Biz), Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia), Kate Hackett (Classic Alice), Kristen Nedopak (The Geekie Awards), and Samantha Mason (Fashionably Nerdy).

Saturday July 11, 2015 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 14A

8:00pm

Spec Fiction Sneak Peek: What’s New from HarperCollins

With the proliferation of science fiction/fantasy in this year’s movie and television landscape, it’s a vibrant, transformational time in the SF/F publishing market. Harper Voyager executive editor David Pomerico discusses how the marketplace is rebounding from an overabundance of vampires and werewolves. Readers are hungry for tales more rooted in scientific reality, as well as magical espionage, supernatural noir, space opera, and military adventure. You can expect sneak previews and special giveaways of key new Voyager titles in these categories. From the publishing powerhouse that brought you Divergent and Dorothy Must Die comes the latest and greatest in teen fiction. HarperCollins presents major upcoming YA book releases that will transport you from a dystopian Oz to a land of magic and mayhem. Get ready to grab plenty of Epic Reads giveaways, limited-edition goodies, and advance copies.

Saturday July 11, 2015 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 9

8:00pm

The Thrilling Adventure Hour: Evolved

The Thrilling Adventure Hour has come a long way from their monthly LA Largo show, which just ended a 10-year run. The stage show, in the style of old-time radio, has captured the attention of audiences across the globe with sold-out shows in San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, New York, Chicago, Australia and New Zealand. With their hit Nerdist podcast, Eisner-nominated graphic novel, concert film, a new Image Comics series, an international tour and new comic adaptation shows, they’re still at it. Moderated by co-creators Ben Acker and Ben Blacker and featuring The WorkJuice Players and special guests, you won’t want to miss this chat.

Saturday July 11, 2015 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 23ABC

8:00pm

Valiantfans.com: Celebrating 25 Years of Valiant

Valiant fans from around the world participate in this panel celebrating not only Valiant’s 10th annual SDCC panel, but also its milestone 25th anniversary. Editor-in-chief Warren Simons and publisher Fred Pierce, moderator Brian Wells, and creatorsJeff Lemire (writer/artist, The Valiant, Bloodshot Reborn) and Matt Kindt (writer/artist,The Valiant, Divinity) discuss everything Valiant, including Book of Death’s launch and the smash hit Divinity. Get all the latest info regarding this monumental launch, set to change the Valiant Universe forever, and learn what’s next for the character everyone in comics is talking about.

Saturday July 11, 2015 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 4

8:00pm

Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment Screening Block

DC fans, get ready for Super Hero Saturday Night! Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment welcome fans into the world of some of DC Comics’ greatest characters during a three-hour experience in Hall H. The exclusive evening will feature a pilot screening of the highly anticipated new drama series Supergirl, followed by a Q&A with stars and producers, plus individual special video presentations and Q&A’s with stars and producers from Arrow, The Flash, and Gotham. Also, don’t miss a special Q&A with cast and producers of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and a peek at the new digital seriesVixen. Supergirl – In the vast DC Comics Universe of superheroes, the rich mythology of Superman, the planet Krypton and the House of El is perhaps the most famous and instantly recognizable. Enter Supergirl! Born Kara Zor-El on the doomed planet Krypton, the preteen Kara escaped at the same time as the infant Kal-El but didn’t arrive on Earth until many years later after being lost in the Phantom Zone. Protected and raised by her adopted family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to hide the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin. Years later, at age 24, living in National City and working as an assistant for Catco Worldwide Media mogul Cat Grant, Kara has spent so many years trying to fit in that she forgot to ever stand out. All that changes when she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always destined to be. With the help of Daily Planet photographer James Olsen, her bioengineer sister Alex, and the research of the super-secret, off-the-grid Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO) and its head Hank Henshaw, who are tasked with keeping the Earth safe from aliens, Kara takes to the skies to protect her world. Her foes include both a sinister extraterrestrial menace and the high-tech terrestrial threat of clever villains with powerful weaponry. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl premieres Mondays at 8/7c on CBS this November. Gotham – The origin story continues in season two of Gotham, and the stakes are higher than ever, as supervillains more ambitious and depraved are introduced, and a realignment of alliances shakes up the fight for power in Gotham City. Season 2 will witness Detective James Gordon’s moral compass wavering, as he confronts Gotham’s most notorious criminals. At the same time, he will continue his quest to gain the trust of the young Bruce Wayne, who is on a clear path toward the man he is destined to become, after discovering his father’s deepest secrets. After the epic turf war that culminated in the events of the season finale, find out what’s in store for Season 2. From Warner Bros. Television, Gotham returns this fall, Mondays at 8/7c on FOX. Gotham: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 8. Arrow – After defeating his most formidable foe to date and riding off into the sunset with longtime flame Felicity Smoak, Oliver Queen (a.k.a. The Arrow) left Starling City with the hopes of beginning a new life. But will Oliver ever truly be able to leave behind his past as the Arrow, and, if so, what becomes of the team he has worked so hard to assemble? Will Diggle, Thea, and Laurel be left to continue Oliver’s crusade without him? And with Malcolm Merlyn having ascended to the top of the League of Assassins as the new Ra’s al Ghul, is anyone really safe? From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW, and Arrow: The Complete Third Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and Digital HD on September 22. The Flash – The cast and creative team behind The CW’s highest-rated show of all time, The Flash, speed back to San Diego for their second Comic-Con appearance, bringing with them answers to many of the questions left unanswered in the jaw-dropping Season 1 finale. Following the defeat of Barry Allen’s arch-nemesis Eobard Thawne (aka Reverse Flash), Team Flash quickly turned their attention to the singularity swirling high above Central City, which fans last saw consuming everything in its path. Armed with the heart of a hero and the ability to move at super speeds, Barry charged into the eye of the singularity, but will he actually be able to save his city from impending doom? From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW, and The Flash: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and Digital HD on September 22. DC’s Legends ofTomorrow- When heroes alone are not enough, the world needs legends. In DC’sLegends of Tomorrow, having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat-one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. From the creators of The Flash andArrow comes this superhero team-up unlike anything that’s ever been seen on television before. Combining characters from both shows, in addition to new heroes from the DC Comics pantheon, this epic story lives in an interconnected universe and presents a high-stakes feature film experience with edge-of-your-seat action, time travel, seamless visual effects and an infectiously fun character dynamic that’s like aFlash/Arrow crossover times one hundred! From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow premieres Midseason on The CW. Vixen – Originally from Africa, Mari McCabe’s parents were killed by local greed, corruption, and wanton violence. But the orphaned Mari refuses to succumb to the terrors surrounding her. Inheriting her family’s Tantu Totem, Mari can access the powers of animals-anything from the super-strength of a gorilla to the speed of a cheetah. As Vixen, she fights valiantly to protect the world from threats like those that claimed her family. This six-episode series debuting on CW Seed this fall, featuring the voices of Stephen Amell (Arrow), Grant Gustin (The Flash), Emily Bett Rickards (Arrow), and Carlos Valdes (The Flash). It follows Mari’s path as she first learns to embrace her incredible abilities and discovers the source of the mysterious Tantu Totem’s power.

Saturday July 11, 2015 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Hall H

8:30pm

Gaia Online

Chris Castagnetto (DJ Helsing) is proud to be hosting the official Gaia Online panel. This is your chance to meet the Gaia staff, get your burning questions answered, and take a sneak peek at some of the great stuff Gaia Interactive has planned for 2015. Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes.

Saturday July 11, 2015 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Room 7AB

8:30pm

Indyfans: The World of Indiana Jones

The Man with the Hat is back for a special late-night installment of this popular panel.Brandon Kleyla (director, Indyfans) and guests discuss the 20th anniversary of the Indiana Jones adventure, as well as other news in the world of Indy. Grab your fedora and join us for another action packed year.

Saturday July 11, 2015 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Room 26AB

8:30pm

The Character of Music: Classic Horror Special Edition

For their fifth consecutive collaboration, co-moderators Anne Cecere of BMI andChandler Poling of Krakower Poling PR are bringing their beloved panel to the spookier side of Comic-Con. Set after dark and focusing on the thrill of the chill, composers Charles Bernstein (Nightmare on Elm Street), Harry Manfredini (Friday the 13th), Laura Karpman (Carrie), Richard Band (Re-Animator), Steve Jablonsky (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and Maurizio Guarini of Goblin (Suspiria) will reflect on the power of music in horror films. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

Saturday July 11, 2015 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Room 8

8:30pm

The Science of Star Wars

Could lightsabers ever be a reality? Does science matter when designing a Star Warsspacecraft? Is Vader really more machine than man? Fon Davis (production designer, Star Wars prequel movies) Emily Manor-Chapman (NASA mission planner), Kieran Dickson (editor, Outerplaces), Travis Langley (editor, Star Wars Psychology), Eliot Sirota (VFX artist), Steve Huff (fight choreographer), and moderator Jenna Busch(Legion of Leia) break down the science behind a galaxy far far away and discuss whether or not Kylo Ren’s Force Awakens Lightsaber is genius or sacrilege.

Saturday July 11, 2015 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Room 24ABC

8:30pm

HBO Presents the Comic-Con International Masquerade

The big Ballroom 20 stage becomes a venue for an amazing competition of creativity with impressive original and re-created costumes crafted by talented attendees, presented in front of an audience of thousands, and with trophies and generous cash and other awards bestowed to the most outstanding entries. Not a dance or party as the name might imply, but a talent show on a stage, with comedy, drama, special effects and always surprises. Doors will open for audience seating at 7:45 but the line for choice seating will start hours earlier. Since the ballroom often fills up, tickets are required for Ballroom 20 seating and will be given out free to those lining up near the ballroom beginning at noon. Any tickets that may remain will be given out at the Masquerade Desk after 3:00. The Master and Mistress of Ceremonies are once again writers/artists Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio of Studio Foglio. Intermission entertainment will feature the amazing lightsaber battles of the Saber Guild performance group. Ballroom 20 (with overflow seating available in Rooms 5AB, 6A, and in the Sail Pavilion, tickets not required for overflow areas).

Saturday July 11, 2015 8:30pm – 11:30pm
Ballroom 20

9:15pm

Scream Queens: World Premiere Screening

Be the first in the world to see Fox’s comedy-horror anthology series Scream Queens.From Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, this killer new series stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigal Breslin, Nasim Pedrad, Oliver Hudson, Skyler Samuels, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Diego Bonita, Glen Powell, Lucien Laviscount, Niecy Nash, Nick Jonas, and Ariana Grande. The show centers on a string of college campus muders. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a designer glove) by its Queen Bitch, Chanel Oberlin (Roberts). But when anti-Kappa Dean Munsch (Curtis) decrees that Kappa must accept all new pledges and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a 20-year-old mystery and a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc.

Saturday July 11, 2015 9:15pm – 10:15pm
Room 6DE

9:15pm

Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation

Featuring award-winning, critically acclaimed short animations from across the globe. 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. You’ll see new films from Bravest Warriors director Breehn Burns and Barely PoliticalYouTube producer Mark Douglas, and meet Spike in person.

Saturday July 11, 2015 9:15pm – 10:15pm
Room 6BCF
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