Sunday, July 12
DC Entertainment: Meet the Co-Publishers
DCE's co-publishers are back in San Diego and better than ever. Jim Lee and Dan DiDio are the driving forces behind DC You, Vertigo, MAD, and much more. This up-close-and-personal panel gives you a chance to step up and ask questions about your favorite comic book publishers.
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am Room 6DE
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Emily the Strange Panel Experience
Join Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger and illustrator Buzz Parker and special guest Strangers for their annual Emily the Strange Panel Experience to get the insider scoop on the final chapter of the all-ages Dark Horse comic book series Emily and the Strangers. The panel includes sneak peeks of new artwork and storylines from upcoming issues. Rob and Buzz will unveil brand new Emily the Strange works of art and discuss their creative process of collaborating together for over 13 years. As always, audience participation will be encouraged, and perhaps enforced, with plenty of rewards for being strange. Oh yeah, and some Q&A with updates on the feature film and TV development. Be there or get lost!
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am Room 32AB
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End Bullying! Responding to Cruelty in Our Culture
Been bullied? Turn Kryptonite into your own personal strength with Pop Culture Hero Coalition's powerful panel. Join this life-changing discussion on overcoming hate and creating a world of inclusivity. Topics include cyber/geek-bullying, misogyny, racism, LGBT/gender-bullying, equality, and heroism IRL. Panelists include Adam Bouska andJeff Parshley (NOH8 founders), Bettina Hausmann (United Nations Association president), Anthony Breznican (EW senior writer; author, Brutal Youth), Joe Gatto(Impractical Jokers, Jokers Wild), Coalition founder Chase Masterson (The Flash, Star Trek), and co-founders Carrie Goldman (author, Harper Collins' Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear) and Matt Langdon(founder: Hero Roundtable, The Hero Construction Company).
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am Room 24ABC
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Fangirl Foods: Food Network's Chef Duff Goldman
Ready to talk comics and cakes? In a world where superheroes, Star Wars, Adventure Time, and Doctor Who are taking over the culinary world, it's no wonder that geeks and nerds are the current reigning champions. Chef Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes, From Duff til Dawn) knows that to be true, as he combines his love of all things geeky with his mastery in the kitchen. Chef Goldman will participate in an open Q&A discussion moderated by Jessica Tseang (comic book historian). Finally, the foodie in you can finally learn the secrets of how to bake the perfect cake in TARDIS form, to what his favorite comics are.
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am Room 14A
IDW: Kids Comics
IDW loves comics as much as kids do, so come find out what's new for 2015! My Little Pony, Disney, Angry Birds, TMNT, Transformers, Skylanders, and more! Want to learn how to make your own comics? Come prepared with questions for the panel, including CCO and editor-in-chief Chris Ryall (and daughter Lucy), editors Sarah Gaydos and Bobby Curnow , marketing marvel Rosalind Morehead, and writer/artist Derek Charm. Free comics for the kids!
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am Room 4
Little Fish Comic Book Studio: Building The Artistic Tomorrow
San Diego's own Little Fish Comic Book Studio is proud to present a group of emerging San Diego talent discussing the unique comic work they've created under the mentorship of Klaus Janson (Dark Knight Returns, Superman). Join this exciting all-ages, all-abilities comic and manga art studio for this session moderated by Alonso Nunez(executive director, Little Fish Comic Book Studio) and featuring the brightest new talent around.
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am Room 23ABC
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No Cape Required: Modern Day Superheroes
It's the age of the superhero! From movies to television to books, every superhero gets his or her day. But sometimes it's the people you least expect who become heroes right in front of you. Pierce Brown (Red Rising), James Dashner (The Maze Runner, Scorch Trials), Marie Lu (The Young Elites), Lexie Dunne (Supervillains Anonymous, Superheroes Anonymous), Noelle Stevenson (Nimona) and Robert Venditti (Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape 1: Attack of the Alien Horde) discuss crafting an original superhero narrative, debate the best superpower and explore what it takes to be a true hero. Moderated by Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex).
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am Room 25ABC
Only What's Necessary: Charles M. Schultz and the Art of Peanuts
Celebrate the 65th anniversary of Peanuts with Chip Kidd (graphic designer, editor-at-large for Pantheon), and Paige Braddock (creative director at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates) as they preview their upcoming coffee table book, Only What's Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts. See rare and never-before seen highlights from the extraordinary archives at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California, including unpublished strips and preliminary artwork photographed by award-winning photographer Geoff Spear that reveal a rare glimpse into the creative process of the world's most beloved and influential cartoonist.
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am Room 29AB
Open Meeting of the Christian Comic Arts Society
Come early prior to the panel for music provided by Geeks4Christ. Representatives from faith-based fans groups will discuss how they share the gospel within their respective subcultures. Panelist include Eric Jansen (Foursquare Mission Press and moderator), Brendan Prout (Geeks4Christ), Dan Lynch (publisher, B&H Kids/LifeWay Christian Resources), Clint D. Johnson (Christian Comic Arts Society), Joe Queen(Geeky Guys for GOD), and Steve Weese (Fans for Christ). Presented by the CCAS andVeggie Tales Super Comics, in partnership with Geeky Guys for GOD, Geeks4Christ, and Fans for Christ.
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am Room 28DE
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Spotlight on Jonathan Hickman
Jonathan Hickman discusses the summer's biggest comic event, Secret Wars, his other Marvel work (Avengers, Fantastic Four), and any of many acclaimed Image comics (East of West, Pax Romana, Manhattan Projects, The Dying and The Dead).
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am Room 7AB
The Girls Are All Right!
Female comic creators for kids and young adults are burning up the bestseller lists and winning awards. Listen in on this dynamic group of award-winning creators as they discuss the challenges and thrills of creating diverse heroines that appeal to a new generation of readers and hook them for a lifelong love of comics. A Q&A session and drawing will follow. Panelists include Jennifer Holm (Babymouse, Sunny Side Up), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters), Cece Bell (El Deafo), Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer),Jillian Tamaki (This One Summer), and Cecil Castellucci (Odd Duck). Moderated by Eva Volin (Good Comics for Kids at School Library Journal).
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am Room 30CDE
The Last Day of Summer: TV Guide Magazine's Farewell to Phineas and Ferb
After more than 200 best days ever, the ride's over for Phineas and Ferb and their pals, not to mention Perry the Platypus and archnemesis Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. For a final trip to the Tri-State Area,TV Guide Magazine chief content officer Michael Schneider gathers the creators/executive producers of Phineas and Ferb, Dan Povenmire (voice of Doofenshmirtz) and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh (Major Monogram), along with stars Vincent Martella (Phineas), Alyson Stoner (Isabella), and Dee Bradley Baker (Perry) to seize the day, one more time.
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am Room 6BCF
The Vampire Diaries: Special Video Presentation and Q&A
The cast and creative team behindThe Vampire Diaries return to San Diego, for the first time in Hall H, for a sizzling seventh appearance at Comic-Con. Series stars will join executive producers on stage for a video screening and Q&A session. From Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment, and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW, and The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Sixth Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and Digital HD on September 1.
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am Hall H
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Comic-Con Film School 104: Postproduction and Distribution
The final day of our comprehensive course on microbudget moviemaking revolves around what to do after your movie is shot. Panelists will go over the basics of postproduction on your home computer, as well as what software to use for editing, graphic design, sound design, and visualFX, and finally, how to optimize your movie for uploading to the Internet. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Nick Murphy (writer/director ofPizza and Bullets), Jack Conway (producer of Machinima ETC), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica).
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am Grand Ballroom D, Manchester Grand Hyatt
1: Programs, CCI-IFF and Film School, Hyatt Programs, Movies, Seminars and Workshops | 4: CCI-IFF, CCI-IFF and Film School, Hyatt Programs, Movies, Seminars and Workshops
The Annual Jack Kirby Tribute Panel
It's been 21 years since we lost him and we still can't stop talking about the man some called The King of the Comics. Jack Kirby may have been the greatest creative talent the field has ever seen and once again, some of his friends and fans will be discussing why. This time, it's Rob Liefeld (Spawn), Marv Wolfman (Tomb of Dracula), J. David Spurlock (Vanguard Productions) and Paul S. Levine (attorney who represented Jack). Naturally, your moderator is Kirby assistant and biographer Mark Evanier.
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am Room 5AB
Comic-Con How-To: Plot Structure: Creating the Foundation to a Page-Turning Story
Before you start writing your story, you need a clear idea of where your story is going. Award-winning author and lead fiction writer for EverQuest Next Maxwell Alexander Drake will give you insight into how to create a structure that will become the foundation for your story, as well as providing you with several tools to help you stay organized. From plotting in reverse, to a three-act play, this class will help you understand how to set the "beats" of your story and how to ensure that you hit them, leaving your readers hungry for more.
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am Room 2
Fantastic Fans and Where to Find Them: Wizarding World and Potterverse Fandom Panel
This panel has expanded from years past to cover the entire Wizarding World as everyone gets ready for Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them! What can we expect from this first JKR-penned film, and what can we expect from this fantastic fandom in 2016 and beyond? The panelists will talk about the Harry Potter books, of course, and how the Potterverse has inspired fanfic and fanart, musicals and films, cooking and crafts, theme parks, wrock concerts, cosplay and tattoos, social justice projects and, of course, J.K. Rowling's amazing tweets. Magical panelists include Adrienne Alwag-Aipia (Dumbledore's Army LA), Alex Benepe (US Quidditch), Jackson Bird (HP Alliance), Alexa DeGennaro (Leviosacon), Madhuri Shekar (In Love and Warcraft),Rachael Vaughn (Snapecast), Justin Zagari (director, The Greater Good and Severus Snape & the Marauders), and Sunny Wliiams (Harvey Putter & the Ridiculous Premise), moderated by Heidi Tandy (FictionAlley).
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am Room 6A
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How to Create Your Own Novel: From the First Idea to Publishing, and What you Need to Sell Your Work to TV and Film
The Winner Twins, Brittany and Brianna, multiple award-winning, national bestselling sci-fi authors, script writers, and producers, teach you how to create your own novel step by step; from building your universe to overcoming writer's block, to the different paths to publishing. The twins have written four science fiction novels and have taught their unique creative writing method to hundreds of thousands of convention attendees, teachers, and students across the country. The Winner Twins, along with Hugo, Nebula and Campbell Award-winning author David Brin (The Postman, The Life Eaters), actor/author Richard Hatch (Captain Apollo/Tom Zarek ofBattlestar Galactica, bestselling Battlestar Galactica Book Series), and bestselling author/video game writerSteven-Elliot Altman (Deprivers, Pearl's Peril) will teach you how to craft your story idea into a marketable novel, television series, or film property.
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am Room 8
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Comics Arts Conference #13: Great Power, Responsibility, Disability: Analyzing Disabilities in Superhero Comics
Superheroes are socially constructed, as characters' strengths typically mirror what society holds sacred. This explains why a characteristic like superhuman strength has been recycled for countless superheroes. By the same mechanism, disabilities in superhero comics act as a reflection of social anxieties. This panel explores disabilities in superhero comics as a trope, which either accepts disability as a socially constructed weakness or rejects this notion in an argument for acceptance for the disabled body.Christopher Field (University of Nevada, Reno) examines Gail Simone's Batgirl as a socially progressive depiction where a necessary part of Barbara's recovery from PTSD lies in her acceptance of her disability. Anthony Fulton (Prince George's Community College) analyzes how DC's Knightfall uses Batman's paralysis as a reframing device, balancing his persona and code of ethics to forge deeper social relationships. Michael MacBride (Minnesota State University, Mankato) studies disability in the war effort in Yankee Doodle Jones and Captain America; by showcasing super soldiers, they suggest that "ordinary" soldiers are not sufficient for the war-to say nothing of the broken men who return. Heidi Williams (Tennessee State University) explores how Matt Fraction's Hawkeye immerses readers in ASL to form empathetic bonds between readers and deaf persons in a hearing-based society.
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm Room 26AB
Cartoon Design for Creative Kids
Hey, kids! It's time to get happy, have fun, and be funny! Kristian Andrew Sather(Cartoon Design Revealed, kristianandrewsather blogspot) returns to Comic Con with his popular cartooning workshop. Kristian will demonstrate the techniques used in drawing fun cartoon characters. You will learn how to draw your own funny cartoon characters using basic geometric shapes and more.
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm Room 30CDE
Creating Comics the ComiXology Way
From early experiments like Box 13, Valentine, and Power Play to more recent efforts like Marvel's Infinite Comics and DC Entertainment's DC2, comiXology's cinematic Guided View Native format has ushered in a new era in comic book creation. Now, you too can learn the trade secrets of creating Guided View Native comics straight fromJohn D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder and director of Submit) and sensational digital comic innovators Mark Waid (Insufferable, Daredevil: Road Warrior Infinite Comic), Reilly Brown (Deadpool: The GauntletInfinite Comic, Power Play), Alex De Campi(Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, Valentine), and Chris Sheridan (Motorcycle Samurai). Get in on the cutting edge of new comics creation and learn the secrets of creating comics the comiXology way. Moderated by Chip Mosher (comiXology VP of communications and marketing).
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm Room 24ABC
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How We Tell Stories
Comics stories can be told in innovative ways that make the reading experience engaging, immersive, and fun for the reader. Heidi Macdonald of Publishers Weekly and The Beat will speak to four groundbreaking authors, asking how they adapt their storytelling techniques for different audiences and different formats. Marc Bell(Stroppy), Michael DeForge (Ant Colony, First Year Healthy), Ed Piskor (Hip Hop Family Tree), and Anders Nilsen (Poetry Is Useless) will talk about their strategies for telling stories and how these change when you're writing for online (DeForge, Piskor), alt-weekly magazines (Bell), or your own sketchbook (Nilsen).
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm Room 28DE
Mandalorians: The Canons of Honor
Members of Haran'galaar Clan (San Diego chapter), Manda'galaar Clan (Los Angeles chapter), and Vhetin'Ade Clan (Canada) discuss the ins and outs of the Mandalorian Mercs Costuming Club. Topics include introduction to the Mandalorian culture and what defines them; overview of armoring, its benefits and limitations; female Mandalorians and their positive impact on female fans; and the charity side of the costuming club. Moderated by Thaxos of Vhetin'Ade Clan.
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm Room 14A
Middle Grade Spectacular
Mysteries, magic, missions! Monsters, myths, Minecraft! It's time for some middle grade merriment! Authors Melissa de la Cruz (The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel),D. J. MacHale (Voyagers: Project Alpha), Jonathan Maberry (Orphan Army), Sherri Smith(The Toymaker's Apprentice), Judd Winick (Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth), and Sean Fay Wolfe (The Elementia Chronicles #1: Quest for Justice) explore the boundless world of middle grade fiction. Ages 8 and up.
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm Room 25ABC
Oni Press: Monster Art Battle
The classic Oni Press Monster Panel is back! Three artists go head to head on the drawing boards for the glory of the "Oni Press Prize Cup" moderated by Robin Herrera (Oni Press editor). Artists include Corin Howell (Bat-Mite, Transformers: Windblade) Gabo (The Life After), and a surprise mystery guest. Kids of all ages are welcome, and every attendee receives free comics.
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm Room 32AB
Sixty Years of Gumby
Joe and Joan Clokey show behind-the-scene clips from Gumby's studio (Clokey Productions) and answer questions with a panel that includes Gumby animation director Anthony Scott (Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline), longtime Gumby animator and FX guru Harry Walton (Indiana Jones, Nightmare Before Christmas), Gumby comic book writer Bob Burden (Mystery Men, Flaming Carrot), Gumby comic book illustrator Rick Geary (National Cartoonist award winner), and Mary Flynn.
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm Room 29AB
Spotlight on Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith discusses all things Bone, his Eisner Award-winning science fiction thrillerRASL, the new series TUKI Save the Humans. Also, learn about a new citywide cartoon festival he is helping to build in Columbus, Ohio known as CXC.
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm Room 4
Spotlight on Lev Grossman
Get up close and personal with the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, which is currently being filmed as a TV series by Syfy. Lev Grossmanwill read, talk, and answer questions about any and all aspects of his work, no holds barred.
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm Room 7AB
The Secret Origin of Good Readers
Would you like to help your students discover how to read for fun? Panelists will demonstrate how students can create their own comics in a classroom and the benefits of utilizing graphic novels in an academic setting. They include New York Timesbestselling author Frank Beddor (The Looking Glass Wars, Hatter M), writer Anina Bennett (Boilerplate, Heartbreakers), writer/editor Dave Elliot (Weirding Willows), librarian Karen Green (Columbia University), New York Times bestselling authorMarjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men, Dirk & Steele), Bill Morrison (Bongo Comics co-founder and illustrator, The Simpsons, Futurama), Peter J. Wacks (Invasion Oz, Steampunk Journey coloring book, Cyberpunk CCG), and comics retailer Mimi Cruz(Night Flight Comics).
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm Room 23ABC
Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival Awards
The films have been shown, now it's time to award the recipients of the 2015 Comic-Con Independent Film Festival with their trophies and recognition! Comic-Con'sAdam Neese talks to this year's trio of judges, director Dan Sachar (director of last year's CCI:IFF Judges' Choice award for Last of You), director/writer/actor Letia Clouston (In the Dark, AB Negative), and actor/writer/producer Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow, Bedazzled, MADtv) about the films and presents prizes and trophies to the winners.
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:05am - 11:55am Grand Ballroom D, Manchester Grand Hyatt
1: Programs, Awards Ceremonies, CCI-IFF and Film School, Hyatt Programs, Movies | 4: CCI-IFF, Awards Ceremonies, CCI-IFF and Film School, Hyatt Programs, Movies
Different Is Cool
Eisner Award-winning Brazilian Wonder Twins Gabriel Bá (Daytripper, Umbrella Academy) and Fábio Moon (Daytripper, Casanova) share their experiences, both inside and outside the U.S. comics market. They invite young creators and readers to a discussion about how the best way to break into comics and build a career may not be by doing what everyone wants, but by doing what only you can do. An eye-opening Q&A will follow the presentation.
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm Room 6DE
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Marvel: Women of Marvel
From Ms. Marvel to the A-Force, from Twitter to tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in comics recently. Join the conversation as women from multiple disciplines in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it's like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry. Plus, a surprise announcement or two. Panelists include content development directorSana Amanat, producer Judy Stephens, and other Mighty Marvel guests.
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm Room 5AB
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Supernatural Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Series stars Jared Padalecki (Friday the 13th ), Jensen Ackles (My Bloody Valentine 3D), Misha Collins (Ringer), and Mark A. Sheppard (Battlestar Galactica), along with executive producer Jeremy Carver (U.S. version of Being Human) answer questions from the audience about what's in store for the eleventh season of this exciting series. Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights, as well as a portion of the special features from the upcomingSupernatural: The Complete Tenth Season DVD and Blu-ray release on September 8. The eleventh season of Supernatural will premiere this fall in its Wednesday time period at 9/8c on The CW. The series is produced by Kripke Enterprises Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm Hall H
World Premiere of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom
Crime is on the run as the newly formed Justice League keeps Metropolis safe, and this makes evil genius Lex Luthor very unhappy. Together with Black Manta, Sinestro, and a gang of ruthless recruits, Lex builds his own league and declares them the Legion of Doom. With this super-powered team of terror and a plan to attack the top-secret government site Area 52, can Lex finally be on the verge of victory? The bricks are gonna fly when Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League face off against the world's greatest supervillains. Catch the premiere, and then enjoy an entertaining panel led by actors Troy Baker (Batman: Assault on Arkham), Josh Keaton (Green Lantern: The Animated Series), and Khary Payton (Teen Titans Go!), producer Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood), director Rick Morales (Beware the Batman), and writer Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series). As always, surprise guests might pop up, and there will definitely be exclusive prizes for some lucky fans. LEGO DC Super Heroes Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom will be released August 25, 2015 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD.
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:15am - 12:45pm Room 6BCF
A Style of Your Own: Developing Your Signature Art Style
What does it mean to have a signature art style? Is it better to be distinctive or to be a chameleon when it comes to comic art? Moderator Jessica Tseang (comic book historian) leads a lively discussion with all-star artists David Aja (Hawkeye), Joe Phillips(The Midsummer's Knight), Tom Grummett (Fantastic Four), Kevin Nowlan (Jack B. Quick), Bob Layton (Iron Man), Jackson "Butch" Guice (WinterWorld), and Tony Harris(Starman) as they give insight into what it truly means to have a style of your own.
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm Room 8
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Cartoon Voices 2
Another panel of experts at voicing animated characters convenes for your edification. They'll tell you what they do, show you what they do and probably fracture a fairy tale in the process. This time, we have Julie Nathanson (Final Fantasy, Spider-Man), Bob Bergen (Porky Pig, Star Wars), Misty Lee (Ultimate Spider-Man, Hulk and the Agents of SMASH), Wally Wingert (Batman: Arkham Asylum, The Garfield Show) and Chris Edgerly(The Simpsons, Dreamworks Dragons). Hosting and directing is Mark Evanier (The Garfield Show).
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm Room 6A
Comic-Con How-To: New Methods in Digital Painting and Coloring with Brian Haberlin
Learn all about the latest methods in digital painting and coloring from Brian Haberlin, creator of Witchblade, Anomaly, and many other comic books and graphic novels. Brian is also a digital pioneer and guru to much of the graphic arts/comics community, producing tutorials for international magazines such as 3DWorld and Imagine FX.
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm Room 2
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2015: Greatest Geek Year Ever?
Could 2015 be the greatest geek year ever? This panel of geeksperts salivate with excitement and have their midichlorian count awakened with Star Wars: Episode 7, get back into Bondage for Spectre, unearth Jurassic World, and will be back for Terminator: Genisys. These special executives for coolness, titillation, retorts, and excitement join forces to ponder whether 2015 will be a new benchmark for sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, and horror, or a bust. Moderator savvy Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood) is joined by erudite Edward Gross (The 50 Year Mission), rocking Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise, The Hills Run Red), scintillating Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels), ass-kickingAshley E. Miller (Thor, X: Men: First Class, Power Rangers), charming Charles de Lauzirkia (Crave, Alien Anthology), mighty Marc Bernardin (Playboy) and marvelousMark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, Agent X).
Sunday July 12, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm Room 25ABC
An Exclusive Sneak Peek Panel for The Enchiridion and Marcy's Super Secret Scrapbook Featuring The Lord of Evil and Marceline the Vampire Queen
A conversation with Martin Olson (voice actor, The Lord of Evil), Olivia Olson (voice actor, Marceline The Vampire Queen), Celeste Moreno (illustrator), Aisleen Romano(illustrator), and Eric Klopfer (senior editor, Abrams Books), about the highly anticipated book Adventure Time: The Enchiridion and Marcy's Super Secret Scrapbook!!!, out this fall from Abrams Books. Attendees will have a chance to see exclusive art from the book and be among the first to witness the premiere of the terrifying book trailer. Surprises may include musical numbers and surprise guests. Audience participation is encouraged.
Sunday July 12, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm Room 7AB
Danger Mouse New Series: Exclusive Reveal
He's the greatest. He's fantastic. And he's back! Ahead of the iconic series return to CBBC (UK) later this year and Netflix (U.S. and internationally) in 2016, members of theDanger Mouse production team, Sarah Muller (executive producer, head of CBBC acquisitions, animation and drama development, Wolfblood, Strange Hill High) andChapman Maddox (director of development, FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment Grojband, Max Steel) invite you to join this lively panel moderated byBob Higgins (executive producer, FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment,Aquabats Supershow, The Ricky Gervais Show). The panelists will discuss the series return, provide exclusive character reveals, and offer a sneak peek at this surreal new spinout animated comedy series.
Sunday July 12, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm Room 29AB
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Dr. Zhivago's Innovation in Education: Basic Cartoon and Animation Combine Drawing and Vector Graphic Tools in the Schools
Dr. Zhivago (cartoonist/author) along with Chula Vista City Arts & Youth Advocates, principals Dr. Eric Banatao and Lalaine Perez, Chula Vista City Cultural Arts commissioner Jennifer Rodriguez, and business owner/brand licensing partner Sole Leano discuss the importance of the arts in schools. They will share a successful three-year program in basic cartoon and animation that utilized digital drawing and vector graphic tools in the schools. Guests participate in a creative workshop and presentation moderated by Analyn Simon.
Sunday July 12, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm Room 30CDE
Kids and Comics: Avatar: The Last Airbender, Plants vs. Zombies, Itty Bitty Hellboy and More
Comics are a great way to get kids interested in art, reading, and storytelling-and, well, they're fun! Steve Sunu (publicity coordinator, Dark Horse Comics), Art Baltazar andFranco (Itty Bitty Hellboy), and Rod Espinosa (The Courageous Princess) discuss the ever-growing library of incredible all-ages comics-including Avatar: The Last Airbender, Plants vs. Zombies, and more.
Sunday July 12, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm Room 24ABC
Spotlight on Eric Stephenson
Writer, marketer, publisher-after entering the comics industry in 1992, Eric Stephenson has shown that he knows his way around comic books. As the publisher of Image Comics, Stephenson has overseen an incredible surge in quality and potential for the comics industry. In this special Spotlight panel, Stephenson is going to share his knowledge, anecdotes, and jokes.
Sunday July 12, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm Room 4
Spotlight on Sara Ryan: Normalizing Publishing
Shonda Rhimes famously said that she's not "'diversifying' TV, she's normalizing it: "Making it look like the world looks.'" Join Sara Ryan (Bad Houses, Lambda Literary Emerging LGBTQ Writers Retreat instructor), Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer),Nicola Yoon (Everything Everything, We Need Diverse Books team member), Cindy Pon (Serpentine, We Need Diverse Books advisory committee, Diversity in YA co-founder), and Greg van Eekhout (California Bones, The Boy at the End of the World) discuss how this normalizing is, and isn't, happening and what we can all do to promote inclusive storytelling.
Sunday July 12, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm Room 32AB
Comics Arts Conference #14: Latin American Comic Arts: The Case of the Chilean Graphic Novel
Throughout Latin America, the graphic novel is becoming an increasingly popular and important artform. Since 2007, Chile has experienced a significant increase in graphic novel production. This panel approaches works published since 2007 in Chile that have formed part of the current graphic novel boom. These presentations will explore how this medium re-imagines topics that have been important to Chile's cultural imagination, including the concepts of memory, dictatorship, exile, indigenous cultures, and official histories. James Staig Limidoro (University of Texas at Austin) explores the juxtapositions between multiple epistemologies (indigenous, scientific, traditional, and nonhuman knowledges) in Francisco Ortega and Gonzalo Martínez's international award-winning Mocha Dick (2012). Carlos Reyes (Los años de Allende) will provide a concise history of the medium in Chile and the significance of the number of graphic novels being produced and its impact on local production and expanding readership to new audiences. Sam Cannon (University of Texas at Austin) will discuss how the graphic novels Road Story, Mortis, Heredia Detective, and Varua Rapa Nui approach concepts of memory and history through the medium of sequential art. Each text will be presented as an example of how these graphic novels represent Chile's past and present through their exploration of the themes of dictatorship, exile, indigeneity, and official history.
Sunday July 12, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm Room 26AB
Ball-Jointed Dolls Collectors Group
Doll creators, owners, and enthusiasts discuss the world of ball-jointed resin dolls from companies such as Volks, Fairyland, Iplehouse, and many others. On hand this year areHideyoshi Shigeta from Volks USA and artist Bo Bergemann of Bergmann Dolls, who will share the history and artistic process behind ball-jointed dolls. You'll also have the opportunity to learn the basics about BJDs and pick up tips on customizing, maintaining, and photographing these beautiful dolls. Share the beauty of your own unique doll, or just see the many dolls on display. From tiny to towering, it's a great opportunity to experience the different types of dolls in the world of BJDs. Make new friends, both real and resin.
Sunday July 12, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm Room 14A
CCI-IFF Award Recipient Film Screenings
All the winning films screened at one time in one place … don't miss the best of the 2015 CCI-IFF!
Sunday July 12, 2015 12:00pm - 3:30pm Grand Ballroom D, Manchester Grand Hyatt
1: Programs, CCI-IFF and Film School, Hyatt Programs, Movies | 4: CCI-IFF, CCI-IFF and Film School, Hyatt Programs, Movies
CBLDF: You Can't Draw That! Live Art Jam
Join Michael Cho, Denis Kitchen, and special guests celebrate creative freedom by making live art before your eyes. Join the CBLDF and these great creators as they share their perspectives on censorship and make once-in-a-lifetime art to benefit the Fund's important work. Get a chance to watch live art being created, learn about censorship, and bid to win the pieces made here to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
Sunday July 12, 2015 12:15pm - 1:45pm Room 5AB
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American Horror Story and Scream Queens
Get ready to scream! It's a Comic-Con horror fest when members of the all-star cast of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan's Scream Queens (Jamie Lee Curtis, the original scream queen, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Skyler Samuels, and Keke Palmer) come face to face with the stars of Murphy and Falchuk's American Horror Story: Freak Show and upcoming American Horror Story: Hotel (Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Matt Bomer). Moderated by Tim Stack ofEntertainment Weekly, this lively gathering of headliners promises laughs, scares and secrets from the sets.
Sunday July 12, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm Hall H
Illustrators: The Hidden Gems of Film and Television
Art Directors Guild illustrators are the hidden gems of the film and television world. Their sketches, paintings, and storyboards form the foundation for all that you see on screens big and small. Whether they are alien planets or the dark alleys of Gotham, learn about the magic behind those incredible moving images. Panelists include Ed Natividad (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Transformers: Age of Extinction), Amy Lynn Umezu (Kong: Skull Island, Jurassic World), Patrick Rodriguez (The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2), and Jeffrey Errico (Terminator Genisys, NWA Straight Outta Compton). Moderated by Tim Burgard (Fantastic Four, Jurassic World).
Sunday July 12, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm Room 23ABC
Marvel: Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends
If you want the lowdown on present and future Spider-Man titles, be sure to attend this exclusive and revealing panel. Hear announcements from editors and creators about new Spider-Man family titles, as well as some exciting news on Marvel's street-level characters. Special guests include editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, editor Wil Moss,and writer Chip Zdarsky.
Sunday July 12, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm Room 6DE
Nickelodeon Returns to Comics
Eric Esquivel (writer, Sanjay & Craig), Sam Spina (artist, Sanjay & Craig), and Jim Salicrup (editor-in-chief, Papercutz), along with special guests, give you an inside look at how Nickelodeon's hit properties Sanjay & Craig, Breadwinners, and Harvey Beaks are being turned into Papercutz graphic novels. The panel features the editors, writers, and artists who make comics out of these awesome shows.
Sunday July 12, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm Room 8
What do the heroes of Sega and Capcom do when facing unbeatable odds? They unite their forces! Find out more about this summer's blockbuster Archie Action crossover event, Worlds Unite, as Vincent Lovallo (editor of Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man) is joined by Alex Segura (SVP, publicity and marketing), Evan Stanley (writer/artist, Sonic Universe), and Edwin Huang (artist, Mega Man) take you behind the scenes and break the latest news and announcements.
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm Room 32AB
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Children's Hospital Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Adult Swim's two-time Emmy-winning live-action comedy returns to Comic-Con for a sixth year. Creator and star Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) will be joined onstage by select cast for a lively and medically accurate Q&A. From Abominable Pictures, The Corddry Company, and Warner Bros. Television Group's Studio 2.0.
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm Room 25ABC
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Harnessing Anxiety for Fun and Profit: My Career in the Comics
Hip Hop Comics Connection
Ed Piskor, author of the New York Times bestselling series Hip Hop Family Tree, examines the 40-year relationship between Comics and Hip Hop culture. The journey begins with Vaughn Bodé characters painted on trains, to cartoonists creating rap album covers, to rap artists creating comic books, to the ultimate merging of the two cultures into Ed's current work
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm Room 28DE
Kids Crafts: Introduction to Steampunk
Starr Wilde (owner Steampunk Fortress and artist) introduces the origins of Steampunk genre and the variety of ways that Steampunk can be expressed through art. Tim Reveles (creator of Phalanx Sanctus Creations comics and art) will show his Steampunk helmet. Ofelia de Romanus (Steampunk artist/blogger) will introduce the bracelet project. Attendees will be given a bracelet/keychain and assemble the bracelet, with the assistance from the panelists if needed.
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm Room 30CDE
The LEGO Ninjago team returns to discuss the Ninjago TV series and product line.Tommy Andreasen (senior creative manager, The LEGO Group), Dan Hageman(writer, Ninjago TV series), Kevin Hageman (writer, Ninjago TV series), Keith Malone(content development director, The LEGO Group) Simon Lucas (creative lead, LEGO Ninjago), and Maarten Simons (senior designer, LEGO Ninjago) discuss developments in the world of Ninjago, offer sneak peeks and host a Q&A session, moderated by Brian Bowler (marketing director, The LEGO Group).
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm Room 7AB
Official Sailor Moon Panel
VIZ Media is releasing the 200-episode classic Sailor Moon series for the first time on Blu-ray and with an all-new completely uncut and uncensored English dub. Join members of the VIZ Animation team for a presentation on all the ins and outs of the production of this legendary anime series as well as get news about the all new series,Sailor Moon Crystal.
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm Room 6A
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Push Fun Forward: All-Ages Comics Have Arrived
All-ages comics are important now more than ever in helping to bring in new and lapsed readers, from practically every demographic. BOOM! Studios associate editorWhitney Leopard leads a discussion on the significance of all-ages comics, from what they have achieved thus far to what lies ahead, with creators Mairghread Scott(Transformers: Windblade), Thom Zahler (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic), Aron Steinke (The Zoo Box), Ian McGinty (Munchkin), and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy).
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm Room 24ABC
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The Art Heroines
The Art Heroines are a group of veteran female artists working in film/live action, TV, animation, commercials, and toy industries. They offer an exclusive look into their work, including displayed props, puppets, and works in progress, and discuss how to maintain a successful career while staying creatively fulfilled. Danelle Vierkant(designer/builder,Slither, Disney's Lab Rats, Comedy Bang Bang), Ivonne Escoto(designer/builder,Tron Legacy, Alien vs Predator, The Creature Shop Challenge), Denise "Dee" Chavez (background designer, Nickelodeon's Sanjay and Craig, El Tigre, and creator of HamCat), Melissa Doss Diwa (designer/builder, KISS live show, The Creature Shop Challenge), and Lex Rudd (designer/builder, The Creature Shop Challenge, Folkmanis Puppets/Primal Visions). Moderated by Christine Papalexis (World Policeand Alien Resurrection).
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm Room 29AB
World Premiere of Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem
The Dark Knight isn't seeking tricks or treats when Gotham City's most lethal villains take to the streets on Halloween night in the newest DC Comics animated film, Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem. Be part of the World Premiere when Batman, Green Arrow, Cyborg, Nightwing, and Red Robin cross paths with the Joker and his crew of misfit criminals in a battle for control of Gotham City. Enjoy the movie, then stick around for a lively panel featuring Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins), Troy Baker (Batman: Assault on Arkham), Khary Payton (Teen Titans Go!), Will Friedle(Batman Beyond, Boy Meets World), Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10), and screenwriter Heath Corson (Batman: Assault on Arkham). Moderator Greg Miller (KindaFunny.com) will have exclusive prizes, and he might even introduce a few surprise guests. Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem will be released via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital HD August 4 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD August 18.
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm Room 6BCF
Comics Arts Conference #15: Comics at the Crossroads: Culture, Identity, and Narrative Technologies in the EthnoSurreal
Comics are inherently surreal, juxtaposing images, text, and word and thought balloons to create layered stories consisting of a multiplicity of perspectives and states of being. EthnoSurrealism focuses on culture (cultural notions, cultural practices, and cultural theories) to explore those moments where culturally bound interpretations of images and story converge at the crossroads of everyday life. It seeks to make these images, stories, and their making co-present. EthnoSurrealism embraces the tenants of surrealism while examining them through a cultural lens. Stanford W. Carpenter(Institute for Comics Studies), John Jennings (University at Buffalo), and Jeremy Love(Bayou) will examine the cultural artifacts, imaginaries, and stories that intersect at the crossroads of everyday life and how the notion of the crossroads is itself infused throughout the New World Black Culture. Adilifu Nama (Loyola Marymount) moderates.
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm Room 26AB
From Comics to Animation
Working across mediums can be challenging, and keeping true to your vision even more so. Moderator Mark Waid (Thrillbent) leads panelists Jerry Beck (The Hanna-Barbera Treasury), Michael DeForge (Adventure Time), Reginald Hudlin (Black Pantheranimated series), Jill Thompson (The Scary Godmother), Jhonen Vasquez (Invader Zim), and Lalo Alcaraz (La Cucaracha) in a discussion about working in both comics and animation. Learn what it takes to convert a comic to an animated project and how to succeed in both.
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm Room 23ABC
The Art of Japanese Video Game Design
Goichi Suda, a.k.a. SUDA51 (Grasshopper Manufacture), discusses the artwork behind popular games such as Lollipop Chainsaw, Killer 7, No More Heroes, and the soon-to-be-released Let It Die. SUDA51 will participate in a Q&A session moderated by writerTodd Ciolek (Anime News Network, IGN).
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm Room 8
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How To: Drawing with Jim Lee
DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman), he talks about his over 25 years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen in this engaging panel. This is a great opportunity to watch the creative process firsthand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Entertainment's characters to life.
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm Room 2
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Heroes Reborn: Exclusive Extended Trailer and Q&A with Tim Kring and Cast
From Tim Kring, who imagined NBC's original critically acclaimed Heroes series, comesHeroes Reborn, an epic 13-episode event series that chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities. Watch an exclusive extended trailer. Moderated by returning cast member Greg Grunberg, participate in a Q&A session with Tim Kring and the cast, includingJack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay, Kiki Sukezane, Ryan Guzman, Gatlin Green, Henry Zebrowski, Judith Shekoni, Danika Yarosh, and Rya Kihlstedt. Also learn about the digital prequel series and the video and mobile games.
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm Hall H
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Spotlight on Raina Telgemeier
Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters, Drama) and Jenni Holm (Babymouse, Sunny Side Up) discuss Raina's work and her role in ushering in a new era of realistic graphic novels aimed at preteen girls. They'll also reveal the title and a brief description of Raina's next book, slated for fall of 2016.
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm Room 5AB
Nickelodeon Animation Featuring Sanjay and Craig
Sanjay and Craig returns to Comic-Con with a live table read followed by Q&A with the cast and creators. Featuring co-creators Jay Howell and Jim Dirschberger, Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist), Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock), Matt Jones (Breaking Bad), and other special guests. Moderated by Claudia Spinelli, VP of current series animation for Nickelodeon. But that's not all! After the Q&A there will be a screening of sneak peeks from Sanjay and Craig andHarvey Beaks, plus, a special sneak preview of Nick Animation's new shows Pig Goat Banana Cricket and The Loud House.
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:45pm - 3:15pm Room 6DE
Building the Halo Universe with Collectible Mega Bloks Series
A worldwide fan-base of passionate players building an epic universe beyond gameplay. With over 60 million Halo game titles and over 35 million Mega Bloks Halo sets sold, some of the world's most hyper-engaged fans are bringing the Halo universe to life through construction, helping to shape this legendary world in their own way. Fans can expect exclusive info on Halo and teasers of the new Mega Bloks Spring '16 line; the history of Halo and Mega Bloks; how the games become builds: behind-the-scenes stories and making-of moments; why Halo chose Mega Bloks; and what's next for both brands.
Sunday July 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm Room 24ABC
Cover Story: The Art of the Cover
Forget about the insides! What makes for a great cover on a comic book? This topic will be discussed and debated by some artists who've been responsible for some of the best. With Kevin Wada (She-Hulk, Adventure Time), David Aja (Hawkeye, Immortal Iron Fist), Lora Innes (The Dreamer), Steve Lieber (Quantam & Woody, Road to Perdition), andChip Kidd (Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz, Batman: Death by Design). Your host isMark Evanier, and that about covers it.
Sunday July 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm Room 25ABC
Fund My Comic
Get in on the self-publishing revolution! From crowdfunding your own comic to self-publishing with comiXology Submit, this is a panel no future comics creator can miss.John D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder and director of Submit) is joined by crowdfunding success stories Jimmy Palmiotti (Abbandon, Denver), Jen Vaughn(cartoonist), Hope Nicholson (publisher, Brok Windsor), Elliot Blake (The Package),Alexis Ziritt (The Package), and Jamie Tanner (Comics Lead, Kickstarter) for an in-depth discussion that will give you the knowledge to successfully create, fund, and promote your own comic. Moderated by Chip Mosher (comiXology VP of communications and marketing).
Sunday July 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm Room 29AB
Image Comics: Where Creators Own Imagination
Japanese yokai, boy robots on the run, spaced-out Greek gods, alien deserts, and a world unmoored are but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to work from Ivan Brandon (Drifter), Tula Lotay (Supreme: Blue Rose), Dustin Nguyen (Descender), and Jim Zub (Wayward). These creators are incredible at channeling imagination into entertainment. What's their secret?
Sunday July 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm Room 7AB
Manga Tutorials for Kids
EigoMANGA's team of manga artists and animators will teach kids of all ages tutorials on manga illustrations and storytelling. This workshop is taught by seasoned manga artist Mino Miyabi (The Voice of Innocence, 5D) and Austin Osueke (publisher of eigoMANGA).
Sunday July 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm Room 30CDE
Raising Future Fans: Geeky Parents and Children Speak Out
If you love anime, cosplay/costuming, gaming, and mega-media geeky franchises like Disney/Harry Potter/MCU/Star Wars, then come learn about how parents have found creative ways to integrate their favorite fandoms into child-friendly fun for the whole family. Hear directly from parents and children about ways you can merge a variety of child-friendly fandoms into your household on a daily basis. Enjoy a thoughtful discussion, including Q&A time, on ways to lessen dependency on electronic devices with activities to inspire the next generation in the greater fandom community. Panelists include Tom Ammonn (anime/gaming fan and parent), David Biffith Jr. (Star Wars fan and parent/grandparent), Karen Jallion (artist and mother), Sandra Durbin(parent, costumer, sci-fi movie and book fan), and moderator Anastasia Hunter (all-around fan girl and aunt of three younglings).
Sunday July 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm Room 14A
Spotlight on Peter Bagge
Peter Bagge has been writing and drawing comics professionally for 35 years. This year marks the 25th anniversary of his alternative comic series Hate, and he has produced three graphic novels and seen publication of numerous collections of his serialized work. Find out what Pete is up to today, including his nonfiction graphic novels.
Sunday July 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm Room 4
Spotlight on William Stout: From Antarctica to Zombies
Artist/writer William Stout reviews an adventure-filled life. From scaling Mount Kilimanjaro to scuba diving under the ice in Antarctica, from making movies likeConan the Barbarian, Return of the Living Dead, Masters of the Universe, and Pan's Labyrinth to drawing "overground" comics as diverse as Tarzan of the Apes, Alien Worlds, and Little Annie Fanny and underground comix like Slow Death and Mickey at 60, come meet the only Comic-Con special guest (except for maybe Sergio Aragonés) to have journeyed to all seven continents, with a richly illustrated talk that will leave you both entertained and amazed. And yes, there will be dinosaurs.
Sunday July 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm Room 32AB
Where Do Ideas Come From?
For artists and writers who get stuck! Veteran writer/editor Barbara Randall Kesel(Shadowzone/Airwolf) slings rapid-fire tips, tricks, and strategies for vanquishing those blocked brain cells and deadline demons. Part information, part motivation, all entertaining.
Sunday July 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm Room 28DE
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Starship Smackdown XV: Battle of the Intergalactic Stars Edition
As profiled on NPR's All Things Considered, Starship Smackdown returns for another action-packed year of scholarly debate. Who will duke it out for the highly coveted Smackdown title this year? Can the Starship Enterprise defeat the Serenity again? Will the Battlestar Galactica pulverize an Imperial Star Destroyer, and what would happen if Dr. Neil De Grasse Tyson's Starship of the Imagination came face-to-face with-wait for it-Carl Sagan's Starship of the Imagination? Oh, the humanity! Join this panel of sage spaceshipologists as they outwit, outplay, and outphaser each other. StarringBobak Ferdowski ("Mohawk Guy" and actual spaceship builder), Daren Dochterman(VFX supervisor, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Director's Edition)Kay Reindl (Scream,Millennium), Christian Gossett (The Red Star), Ashley E. Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor),Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels), Robert Meyer Burnett (ST: TNG Blu-ray, Free Enterprise), Jose Molina (Firefly, Agent Carter) and the Howard Cosell of the stars, moderator Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, DOA: Dead Or Alive); along with what will inevitably be some very special surprise guests. End your weekend with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all time in this, or any other dimension, known or unknown.
Sunday July 12, 2015 2:15pm - 4:15pm Room 6A
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Comics Arts Conference #16: The Culture of Comic-Con: Field Studies of Fans and Marketing
Comic-Con offers students of popular culture an amazing venue to study how culture is marketed to and practiced by its fans. Andrew Baker (Wittenberg University),William Cousins (Wittenberg University), Sarah Corey (Lynchburg College), Kaitlin Egolf (Wittenberg University), Taylor Gannon (Wittenberg University), Zoe Irving(Wittenberg University), Nathan Knoebber (Wittenberg University), Benjamin Villarreal (Columbia University), Deanna Volz (Wittenberg University), and Stephanie Webb (University of Denver) present initial findings from a week-long ethnographic field study of the intersection of fan practice at the nexus of cultural marketing and fan culture that is Comic-Con 2015. Matthew J. Smith (Wittenberg University) moderates.
Sunday July 12, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm Room 26AB
Landing that TV Animation Storyboard Job
Storyboarding is the most direct way to score a job in TV animation. With more animation jobs being outsourced, competition for these spots is fiercer than ever. So how can you get a leg up? Join veteran storyboard artists, Disney master teacher Karl Gnass (Darkwing Duck) and animation director Phil Weinstein (Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms), for the inside track. They'll tell you how to make an impact, prepare your story portfolio for reviewers, appear professional (even without experience), and avoid entry-level mistakes. Moderated by Fast Company's Susan Karlin.
Sunday July 12, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm Room 23ABC
Comic-Con Masquerade Replay
Saturday night's impressive costuming event is reviewed, audience questions are answered, and a big-screen video of all the costume entries is presented for those who missed the show or who simply want a second look. Hosted by Masquerade coordinator Martin Jaquish and Masquerade assistant John Ruff.
Sunday July 12, 2015 2:30pm - 5:00pm Room 8
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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Get an exclusive, inside look at the development process of recently released LEGO Marvel Super Heroes products, special LEGO Marvel Super Heroes animated content, and the upcoming LEGO Marvel Super Heroes console video game with Marcos Bessa(senior designer, The LEGO Group), Adam Corbally (senior graphic designer, The LEGO Group), Jason Cosler (senior manager content development, The LEGO Group),Cort Lane (VP animation development and partnerships, Marvel), Mike Jones(executive producer, Marvel), and Arthur Parsons (game director, TT Games). Discover how the toys, animated content, and video game come to life with the teams behind their development. Moderated by Brian Bowler (marketing director, The LEGO Group).
Sunday July 12, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm Room 5AB
Buffy Musical: Once More With Feeling & Juliet Landay Q&A
Let's end this show with a bang! For the first time since 2008, Juliet Landau(Buffy/Angel) is attending Comic-Con just to join the fans for a quick rollicking Q&A and special announcements about her latest project, "A Place Among The Undead" with a special Comic-Con exclusive sneak peek, as well as special announcements about our own upcoming event, Whedonopolis 2016. Then Juliet will help us kick off the closing event with a bang: The powers that be behind Whendonopolis.com, FandomCharities.org and Whedonopolis 2016 present an interactive screening of theBuffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode "Once More With Feeling," as Comic-Con's big closing event! Many say that this is the finest, funniest, most ingenious episode ever to come out of the Buffyverse. But remember, the best part of the show is up to you! This episode was made for talkin', back that is, and singing, shouting and dancing in the aisles, with or without your dry cleaning! Audience participation: it isn’t just for flashmobs and hipsters anymore.
Sunday July 12, 2015 2:45pm - 4:15pm Room 6BCF
Browncoats Meeting Room
Stop by to hang out with Browncoats and hear some news from around the 'verse. Wear a cunning hat. Who knows what could happen? There's no better way to share your love for Firefly, and it's a lot more practical than starting a fight in an Alliance-friendly bar on U-day.
Sunday July 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm Room 14A
Chip Zdarsky: A Life
Who is Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals, Kaptara, Howard The Duck), and why does he keep calling you and hanging up? Find out that and more on this special Spotlight panel moderated by Juliette Capra (Fantastic Comics , The Valkyries, Brimpception).
Sunday July 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm Room 7AB
Diamond Select Toys Round-up
Chuck Terceira (president, Diamond Select Toys) and Jason Wires (prototype painter) discuss DST's diverse product lines, from 7-inch Select action figures to electronic vehicles to role-play items to vinyl banks. Topics include Marvel Comics, The Walking Dead, PVZ, Jay and Silent Bob, Muppets, Ghostbusters, Gotham, DC Animated, and more. Zach Oat (marketing supervisor, DST) will moderate a Q&A, reveal new products, and award prizes.
Sunday July 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm Room 24ABC
Markiplier and Red Giant Celebrate Keenspot's 15th Anniversary
YouTube superstar Markiplier hosts this 15th anniversary celebration of pioneering webcomics publisher Keenspot; joined in the party by Keenspot's partners and pals from Red Giant Entertainment. Creators scheduled to appear include Thomas Fischbach (Twokinds), Benny Powell (Wayward Sons), David Campiti (Exposure), Jinky Coronado (Pandora's Blogs), Thomas K. Dye (Newshounds), and a gaggle of giant surprises. All attendees will receive a free copy of the Markiplier-starring Giant-Size #1, a Comic-Con exclusive featuring Markiplier's first appearance as a comic book character.
Sunday July 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm Room 4
Renee Jablow (Grammy-nominated paper engineer and author) returns to Comic Con to lead a workshop making paper toys of some of your favorite Avengers. Participants will make one of the Avengers featured in the new book Marvel Avengers Assemble: Built for Action by Studio Fun International (previously Reader's Digest Children's Publishing). Other activity and pop-up books will also be shared.
Sunday July 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm Room 30CDE
Queer Imagery in Animation
LGBTQ issues and characters are appearing in a variety of cartoons on television and in the movie theaters. Join Prism Comics for a panel discussing works of animation that tackle same gender attraction and gender identity exploration including The Legend of Korra, Bob's Burgers, American Dad, Paranorman, and Steven Universe. Moderated by P. Kristen Enos (Prism Comics board member, Web of Lives), the panelists include Diane Anderson-Minshall (The Advocate, Queerly Beloved), Matt Kane (GLAAD), and Emily Quinn (Adventure Time, Faking It).
Sunday July 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm Room 28DE
Super Asian America
Whether on screen, on the page, behind the scenes, or on the web, this panel moderated by Racebending.com will explore iconic Asian American superheroes, from Kato to Kamala Khan. Panelists discuss diversity and representation, the making of some of your favorite superheroes, and fan advocacy efforts for an Asian American Iron Fist. Prepare to geek out with actors Dante Basco (Avatar: The Last Airbender) andSumalee Montano (Beware the Batman), stunt double Ilram Choi (The Amazing Spider-Man) and graphic novelists Amy Chu (Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman), Greg Pak (co-creator of Amadeus Cho), and Keith Chow (Secret Identities).
Sunday July 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm Room 29AB
Who's the Muse? Science or Science Fiction
How much do science fiction and science influence each other? Join Steven Snyder, Ph.D. (CEO, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center), Harry "Doc" Kloor, Ph.D. (scientist and CEO, Jupiter 9 Productions), Steven Hart (VP and CTO, ViaSat), Navrina Singh (director product management and head of impaQt, Qualcomm), Taryn O'Neill(actress and co-founder of Sciren), and Alex Rivera (director of Sleep Dealer) asSheldon Brown (director of the Arthur C. Clarke Center of the Human Imagination) moderates a panel about inspiration in science and science fiction.
Sunday July 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm Room 32AB
Business of Cartoon Voices
How does one get into the business of doing cartoon voices? Well, careers have been launched by folks coming to this panel and listening to some serious free advice from people actively engaged in the process from all sides. Explaining the industry this year is Paul Doherty (secretary-treasurer of the Cunningham-Escott-Slevin-Doherty Talent Agency), actors Bob Bergen and Misty Lee, and your moderator (and voice director/supervising producer of The Garfield Show), Mark Evanier. Only serious students need show up.
Sunday July 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm Room 25ABC
FX TV Block Featuring Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, The Strain, and a Sneak Peek of The Bastard Executioner
Kick out the jams with Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, premiering on FX on July 16 at 10 pm ET/PT. Denis Leary stars as the lead singer of a legendary '90s band called The Heathens, who were on the brink of stardom when they broke up and now, years later, are looking to recapture some of the old glory. Creator/executive producer writer/director Denis Leary will be joined on stage by actors Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix, Robert Kelly, and John Ales to discuss the new series and present an exclusive sneak peek of the show. Then catch The Strain, a thriller based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title that will debut its second season on July 12 at 10 pm ET/PT. Fans will get an exclusive screening of all-new material, including two original pieces created specifically for SDCC and an insightful discussion with showrunner/executive producer Carlton Cuse, co-creator/executive producer/writerGuillermo del Toro, co-creator/executive producer/writerChuck Hogan, and actorsCorey Stoll, David Bradley,Mia Maestro, Kevin Durand, Ruta Gedmintas, Richard Sammel, and Natalie Brown. And for an epic finale, get an exclusive world premiere first-look at Sons of Anarchy, creator Kurt Sutter's highly anticipated new series The Bastard Executioner.
Sunday July 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm Hall H
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DC Comics: Too Tough Trivia
Think you know everything from Crisis on Infinite Earths, to Blackest Night, to Flashpoint? Come by and test your knowledge of the DC Universe from its inception all the way toConvergence against DC's finest minds to win some exclusive prizes.
Sunday July 12, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm Room 6DE
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The Future of Fan Culture
As comics have taken over the mainstream, fandom has become larger, more diverse, and more like the rest of popular culture, for better or worse. Our conventions are huge, our economic clout drives the entertainment industry, and our disputes have become entangled with culture-war politics. What's next? Rob Salkowitz (Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture), Brett Schenker (Graphic Policy) and Heidi MacDonald(The Beat) use hard data to explore the changing demographics of fandom in its social, economic, and political dimensions. The Washington Post's Michael Cavna (Comic Riffs) moderates.
Sunday July 12, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm Room 26AB
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What's Hot in Young Adult Fiction
Strong protagonists, engrossing romance, humor, action, and angst! Join panelists for this popular annual Q&A session and chat about the hottest new titles and trends in YA fiction. Moderated by Nathan Bransford (The Jacob Wonderbar series) and featuring Alexandra Bracken (Darkest Minds series), Rae Carson (Girl of Fire and Thorns series), Susan Dennard (Something Strange and Deadly trilogy), Alan Gratz(The League of Seven), Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass series), Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me series), Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children), and Sabaa Tahir(An Ember in the Ashes).
Sunday July 12, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm Room 5AB
Cryptozoic Entertainment Games: Meet the Creators
Adam Sblendorio (VP of creative), Matt Hyra (lead game designer), and other seasoned game designers will share their secrets on how a game is designed and developed from start to finish. There will be an amazing Q&A opportunity for aspiring game designers wanting to break into the business. Room 28DE
Sunday July 12, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm Room 28DE
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Disney Pins Collecting and Trading
A discussion on future trends and releases in this red-hot hobby. Get the scoop on collecting magic with Disney pin hobby pioneer Holland Hayes and PinPics ownersAnthony Medina and Lenny Schas. Moderated by Samantha Medina. Featuring upcoming exclusives and a surprise special guest.
Sunday July 12, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm Room 14A
Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule
Back for another year! This panel deals with the basic, though imperative, approaches and concepts for what you need to know to accomplish any project in any media with any goal. The panelists represent a broad cross section of levels of authority, departments, work pipelines, and sizes of organizations, as well as a wide array of media. They include Topher Davila (art director, GeekdomWear), Sean Glumace(Adobe education leader), Brendan Creecy (Radio BrendoMan podcast), Ron ColemanPh.D. (molecular geneticist), Stephen Burns (Photoshop digital artist, author , lecturer),Jonelle Davila (creative director, TheGeekGirlProject), Jody Patterson (Photoshop), and Mario Martinez (co-creator, TomatoTV). You could attend this panel for a fourth time and learn new tips, wisdom, dos, and don'ts. As an added bonus to help get your creative work life further along, there will be a giveaway of a one-year subscription to Adobe's Creative Cloud.
Sunday July 12, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm Room 24ABC
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Growing Galaxies: The Star Citizen Story
With a record-shattering $82 million in crowdfunding pledged, the Star Citizen team is creating an immersive experience that's unlike anything seen before. Meet the team that's been working to create this bold new science fiction universe- Chris Roberts(Wing Commander), Sandi Gardiner (VP, marketing), Ben Lesnick (community director), and Dave Haddock (lead writer)-and get a first look at the big things that are in store for the project in 2016.
Sunday July 12, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm Room 7AB
Kids Draw Superheroes
Tom Racine (artist and host of comics podcast Tall Tale Radio) and Lucas Turnbloom(cartoonist, Imagine This) guide kids through creating and drawing their own superhero. The kids will figure out what three powers they'll have and what they'll look like, as well as learn how to make a cool costume and how to draw them. A handy guide will take kids step-by-step through the creative process.
Sunday July 12, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm Room 30CDE
No Tow Trucks Beyond Mars
David Rosing (JPL system and opto-mechanical engineer), Shonte J. Tucker (JPL thermal engineer), and Todd J. Barber (senior Cassini propulsion engineer at JPL) discuss how we go boldly where there's no one around to fix it. Hear stories from the trenches of the heartbreaks, close calls, and adventures of real-life solar system exploration. Q&A session following.
Sunday July 12, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm Room 32AB
Pro/Fan Trivia Match
Join this panel for the 20th anniversary trivia showdown between the Purple Pros: Len Wein (creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing), Mark Waid (Daredevil, Thrillbent), andAnthony Tollin (Sanctum Books publisher), and the Black Ink Irregulars: Tom Galloway, David Oakes, Peter S. Svensson (comics journalist), and Derek McCaw(Fanboy Planet podcast, co-writer of The Greatest American Hero comics). Questions will focus on characters having a n5th or n0th anniversary, such as Robin, Shazam!, Catwoman, Joker, JSA, JLA, All-New X-Men, Medusa, Hydra, and many more. Trash talk will focus on being funny!
Sunday July 12, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm Room 4
Steampunk as a Global Phenomenon
Dr. Katherine L. Morse (Dr. Sparky McTrowell), David L. Drake (Chief Inspector Erasmus Drake), and Justin Andrew Hoke (Dreadfully Punk) will take the audience on a world tour of Steampunk theme-parks, conventions, trends, regional customs, and major projects focusing outside the U.S.
Sunday July 12, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm Room 29AB