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Friday Programming, 4pm-7pm, July 22, 2011
« on: June 10, 2012, 08:40:15 AM »
4:00-5:00 The Boy Who Loved Batman- Dreams can come true, but some of them can bloody your knuckles. That's an apt description of what it took film producer Michael Uslan to fulfill his dream of making a dark and gritty Batman movie in 1989. Join Uslan, executive producer of Batman, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises, as he tells columnist Tony Panaccio of the lifelong odyssey that led him to launch one of the most successful film franchises of all time. Room 4
Tags:  Comics | Movies | Superheroes

4:00-5:00 Writing the Apocalypse: Genre Authors Explore the End Times (And the Fun That Comes After!)- The postapocalypse world has always been fodder for great horror and mystery works. Authors with recent books set in or around the not-so-distant but very dystopian future discuss their visions of what happens after most of the population dies. Take a look into the future with Mira Grant (The Newsflesh trilogy), Thomas Mullen (The Revisionists), Anna North (America Pacifica), Walter Greatshell (Xombies: Apocalypso), Richard Kadrey (Kill the Dead), Daniel Wilson (Robopocalypse), Isaac Marion (Warm Bodies), and Steven Schlozman (The Zombie Autopsies) as they depress moderator Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy. Room 7AB
Tags:  Horror and Suspense | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

4:00-5:00 Costume Designers: Designing For Television Production- Costume Designers work in collaboration with Directors, Production Designers, Directors of Photography and Actors in creating fantastic and memorable stories told via moving images. Characters created by Comic Book Writers and Illustrators are made real for the screen via the artistry of Costume Designers. Meet the men and women who are the Costume Designers on this year's most popular television productions. Moderator Giovanna Melton (member of Costume Designers Guild, Local 892, Costume Designer, The Mist, Numbers) is joined by panelists Jill Ohanneson (The Event, Firefly the Pilot), Jim Lapidus (24, Hawaii Five-O), Shawna Trpcic (Torchwood, Dr. Horrible), JR Hawbacker (Assistant CD, True Blood), and Cynthia Bergstrom (Ringer, Buffy, Medium). Room 9
Tags:  Comics | Costuming | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

4:00-5:00 Comedy Central: Ugly Americans- Dan Powell (executive producer), Aaron Augenblick (director of animation), Devin Clark (producer and series creator), and the voice talents behind Mark (Matt Oberg), Leonard (Randy Pearlstein), Randall (Kurt Metzger), and Lt. Grimes (Larry Murphy) take you behind the scenes of season two. Featuring a live, in-character surprise table read, a sneak peak at an upcoming episode, a Q&A, and a look at the highly anticipated downloadable game Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon, coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network in August. Ugly Americans airs Thursdays at 10:30/9:30c on Comedy Central. Room 23ABC
Tags:  Animation | Games | Humor & Satire | Television

4:00-5:00 Developing Interactive Entertainment: The Performance Capture Techniques of the Uncharted Franchise and Today's Film Industry- Naughty Dog has consistently led the industry in adopting advanced performance capture processes and technology to propel their critically acclaimed Uncharted video game franchise to greater heights of quality and presentation. Launching in November, Uncharted3: Drake's Deception delivers character-driven narrative and dramatic action sequences to create an engaging experience that grounds the player in the game world with relatable and believable characters. Moderated by USA Today's Mike Snider, Uncharted 3's creative director Amy Hennig and cast members Nolan North, Richard McGonagle, and Emily Rose discuss the influence of theatrical techniques and styles from the history of film that have helped the team produce interactive entertainment. Room 25ABC
Tags:  Animation | Games

4:00-5:00 How to Create an Effective Pose for Paneling and Illustration- Ron Lemen (Studio2ndStreet, Gnomon Workshop Group, TAD, Imagine FX, Kindle Comics) discusses and demonstrates the logistics of posing the figurative element with a purpose for narrative illustrators and sequential artists, from a historical perspective to the ever-elusive "camera lens" (pictorial frame) from which we view the moment. Ron will walk through a pictorial moment, breaking down the setting to action, POV to action, camera lens to action, drawing with an easy-to-use diagrammatical figure that every illustrator should have knowledge of as a technical tool for figure invention, staging, and blocking. Come ready to take notes and draw along. Room 30CDE
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comics | Seminars & Workshops

 4:00-5:30 So You Want to Be a Comic Book Retailer?- ComicsPRO's Retailer Mentoring Forum brings you this Comic-Con tradition -- an always lively and fun discussion in which your dreams of owning your own comic book specialty store take flight! You have questions? This panel of experienced retailers has answers! Hosted by Joe Field (ComicsPRO president, owner of Flying Colors Comics, Concord CA), with Portyln Polston (Brave New World, Newhall CA), Jennifer Haines (The Dragon, Guelph ON), Chris Brady (4 Color Fantasies, Rancho Cucamonga CA), and Diamond Comic Distributors outside sales manager Dave Hawksworth. Your career in comics retail starts here! Room 32AB
Tags:  Comics | Retailer Programming

 
Fri, Jul 08, 11:10AM 4:00-6:30 Sony- Sony returns to Hall H with a stellar lineup of films and talent, including:
Ghost Rider-Spirit of Vengeance -- After blazing a trail around the globe in the worldwide hit Ghost Rider, Nicolas Cage returns as Johnny Blaze in Columbia Pictures' Ghost Rider-Spirit of Vengeance. Still struggling with his curse as the devil's bounty hunter, Blaze is hiding out in a remote part of Eastern Europe when he is recruited by a secret sect to save a young boy (Fergus Riordan) from the devil (Ciaran Hinds). At first, Johnny is reluctant to embrace the power of the Ghost Rider again, but it is the only way to protect the boy -- and possibly rid himself of his curse forever. Live on stage: directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank) and stars Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, and Johnny Whitworth.

30 Minutes or Less -- From Ruben Fleischer, the director of Zombieland, comes the action comedy 30 Minutes or Less. In the movie, Nick (Jesse Eisenberg of The Social Network and Zombieland) is a small town pizza delivery guy whose mundane life collides with the big plans of two wannabe criminal masterminds (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson). The duo kidnap Nick and force him to rob a bank. With only a few hours to pull off the impossible task, Nick enlists the help of his ex-best friend, Chet (Aziz Ansari). As the clock ticks, the two must deal with the police, hired assassins, flamethrowers, and their own tumultuous relationship. Talent in attendance includes director Ruben Fleischer and stars Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson, and Michael Peña.

Total Recall -- Welcome to Rekall, the company that with one little implant can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Doug Quaid (Colin Farrell), the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his ordinary existence. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. With the line between fantasy and reality blurred and the fate of his world hanging in the balance, Quaid goes on the run to discover his true identity, his true love, and his true fate. Based on Philip K. Dick's classic story "I Can Remember It for You Wholesale," this new take on some of his most visionary ideas is directed by Len Wiseman and stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, and John Cho, all of whom will be appearing.

The Amazing Spider-Man -- The Amazing Spider-Man is back on the big screen, shot in 3D for the first time, and will be swinging into your neighborhood on July 3, 2012. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, and Martin Sheen, as well as Sally Field, and directed by Marc Webb, The Amazing Spider-Man's new creative team will be taking a whole new direction in the unfolding saga of everyone's favorite web-slinger. Appearing in person are producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, director Marc Webb, and our own Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy -- Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.
Hall H
Tags:  Comics | Humor & Satire | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Superheroes

4:15-5:15 DC Comics: Justice League- Comics' top talents -- writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee -- team up for the first time ever to bring you the new Justice League, making its debut as part of the new DC Universe. Johns, Lee, and DC executive editor Eddie Berganza bring together the talents behind the new JLA titles, including writers Dan Jurgens (Justice League International), JT Krul (Green Arrow), and Eric Wallace (Mister Terrific) and artists Francis Manapul (The Flash), Brian Buccellato (The Flash), and Philip Tan (The Savage Hawkman). Room 6DE
Tags:  Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Superheroes

4:15-5:15 Warehouse 13- For one day only, America's top-secret treasure trove is moving from the middle of nowhere to the middle of Comic-Con. Stars Eddie McClintock (Pete Lattimer), Joanne Kelly (Myka Bering), Saul Rubinek (Artie Nielsen), and Allison Scagliotti (Claudia Donovan), along with executive producer Jack Kenny, take you inside Syfy's blockbuster hit series, Warehouse 13. Moderated by Neil Grayston (Douglas Fargo, Eureka). Ballroom 20
Tags:  Humor & Satire | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

 4:15-5:00 Independent Filmmakers Postproduction Panel Discussion- You may know Avid as the company that makes the tools used to create your favorite feature films, TV shows, and music: Media Composer and Pro Tools. In a crazy (yet practical) twist, the folks at Avid have decided to make a movie of their own. The result: Agent MX Z3RO, a 15-minute indie movie that's meant to be a fun throwback to the '70s "shoot-em-up" action spy genre -- think Eastwood meets Connery. Why'd they do it? Mainly because it's difficult to secure demo material that they can use -- without restriction -- to teach filmmakers and postproduction pros the same tools and workflows used across the industry to help them succeed. Meet the director/writer, producer/writer, film editor, and sound supervisor who created the film. Join the discussion about the challenges facing indie filmmakers. and get some information about the tools and tips that can make your project look and sound the best it can be and ultimately more successful. Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Tags:  CCI-IFF and Film School | Movies

 4:30-5:30 Spotlight on Kim Harrison- New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison (Pale Demon, Blood Work) reveals all about her bestselling urban fantasy series The Hollows, including a reading, interview with her editor, cover slideshow, and audience Q&A. Plus giveaways and a chance to win a galley of the upcoming world guide The Hollows Insider! Moderated by Diana Gill. Room 5AB
Tags:  Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

4:30-5:30 Marvel Television Presents: Anime on G4- Marvel Television and G4 take your favorite characters -- Iron Man, Wolverine, The X-Men, and Blade -- to Japan to tell their stories in a whole new way, beautifully animated by the anime masters at Madhouse. Hosted by Attack of the Show's Blair Butler, watch a never-before-seen episode with Marvel's head of TV Jeph Loeb and surprise guests. Plus, get a sneak peek at The X-Men's explosive first episode. Room 6BCF
Tags:  Animation | Anime & Manga | Comics | Superheroes | Television

4:30-5:30 Old Stories in New Boxes: How Timeless Stories Evolve Through New Media- Marshall Vandruff (marshallart.com) presents over a hundred slides demonstrating how entertainment art has evolved over the past century from Vaudeville and AB Frost, through Winsor McCay and Walt Disney, into modern storytelling, which is actually thousands of years old. He will explain the classic form of story and show how it relates to all creativity. Room 8
Tags:  Animation | Art and Illustration | Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comics | Seminars & Workshops

4:30-5:30 Art of Design- It's in every book, comic, magazine, movie, TV show, action figure package, and everything else we see each day. Good design is often invisible, but this panel of experts talk about the art of design and how it relates to comics in particular. Noted designer Chip Kidd (Shazam! The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal) talks with Mark Chiarello (DC Comics editorial art director), Art Directors Hall of Fame member Seymour Chwast, magazine and movie designer Michael Gross (National Lampoon, Ghostbusters), artist and designer Ashley Wood (Popbot, Robots vs. Zombies), and comics historian and designer Craig Yoe (Amazing 3-D Comics, Barks Bear Book). Room 24ABC
Tags:  Comics

4:30-5:30 Comics in the Library- Librarians Candice Mack (LA Public Library), Mike Pawuk (Cuyahoga County Public Library), and Eva Volin (Alameda Library) come together for a discussion of the place of comics in the library. Which titles should you buy, where do you shelve them, and how do you convince the people you work with that comics have a real place in the library? This panel will tell you all this and more. Moderated by Gina Gagliano (First Second Books). Room 26AB
Tags:  Comics

 4:30-6:00 Comic-Con How-To: Patrick and Shelly Block- Back by popular demand, Disney Comics writer/artists Patrick and Shelly Block present a comics creation demonstration that they often give at the Savannah College of Art and Design and other venues. They create a complete Donald Duck story on paper, with the audience providing the ideas. Room 28DE
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic-Con How To | Comics | Kids | Seminars & Workshops | Writers & Writing

4:30-5:00 Adult Swim: Eagleheart- Chris Elliott discusses his first lead television role since the cult favorite Get a Life. Panelists include series stars Chris Elliott, Brett Gelman (The Other Guys), and Maria Thayer (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and executive producers Michael Koman, Andrew Weinberg, and Jason Woliner. Produced by Conan O'Brien's Conaco Productions and Dakota Pictures, Eagleheart promises violence, suspense, intrigue, and copious amounts of needless bloodshed as Marshal Chris Monsanto (Elliott) blindly kicks, punches, and shoots his way to what may or may not be a legitimate solution to his case. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Tags:  Humor & Satire | Television

 4:45-5:45 Phineas and Ferb- Hear from the brilliant minds behind the series, Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, along with voice talent Vincent Martella (Everybody Hates Chris), Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical, Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure), and Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad). See exclusive footage and hear all the scoop about their upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension, which premieres August 5. Moderated by Matt Blum of Wired.com's Geek Dad. Room 6A
Tags:  Animation | Kids | Television

5:00-6:00 International Association of Media Tie-in Writers: Scribe Awards- Lee Goldberg (Monk) and Max Allan Collins (Mike Hammer), co-founders of the IAMTW, will announce the winners of this year's Scribe Awards for excellence in tie-in writing. They will be joined by this year's Grandmaster Award "Faust" winner, Peter David (The Hulk), for a freewheeling look at their careers and experiences in one of the most popular and yet underappreciated branches of the writing trade. Followed by a Q&A session. Room 4
Tags:  Awards Ceremonies | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

5:00-6:00 BBC America's Bedlam: Exclusive U.S. Premiere Screening and Q&A- Star Theo James (Downtown Abbey) and creator David Allison (Boy Meets Girl) host a premiere screening event followed by discussion and Q&A. Bedlam Heights, the stylish new apartment building, has sexy tenants and gorgeous amenities. But little do its new residents suspect that behind the luxury fittings lay unimaginable horrors. This is a place tainted by abuse, suffering, and death -- and the ghosts of its dark and violent past are out for revenge. As the direct descendent of those who ran the asylum, Kate (Charlotte Salt, The Tudors) -- who both lives and works there -- is a prime target. She is surprised by the unexpected arrival of Jed (James), her adopted cousin. With a history of mental illness, Jed is a troubled man who sees ghosts and visions of the past. Recent messages to "Save Kate" propel him back into Kate's life. Can he really "Save Kate"? And from whom, or what, does she need saving? Everybody has a dark side in this new series also starring Ashley Madekwe (Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Hugo Speer (Skins), and Will Young (Pop Idol winner, Skins). Bedlam premieres October 8 on BBC America's Supernatural Saturdays. Room 7AB
Tags:  Horror and Suspense | Television

 
Thu, Jul 14, 10:53AM 5:00-6:00 Monsterverse Horror Comics Ate My Brain- There is no escaping Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave horror anthology comic and upcoming graphic novel series, Flesh And Blood. Joining Monsterverse's Kerry Gammill (Superman) and Sam F. Park (The Halfway House) are Bela Lugosi Jr., screenwriter Michael Tabb (Werewolf), Robert Tinnell (Flesh And Blood), James Farr (Xombie), Chris Moreno (World War Hulk), Mark L. Miller (Ain't It Cool News), Dan Brereton (The Nocturnals), James Groman (The Hobbit), and Mike Dubisch (Aliens vs. Predator). Expect a slideshow and discussion of Monsterverse's horror projects, along with a Q&A session. Room 9
Tags:  Comics | Horror and Suspense

5:00-6:00 Motion Picture and Television Illustrators- Nowadays a movie starts with an idea expressed in words or images. The men and women who turn these ideas into worlds of visual reality, be it a distant world of pure imagination or an earthly hovel, are the storyboard artists and illustrators. Panelists who will discuss their craft and answer questions include moderator Hank Mayo (Ghostbusters 2), Tim Burgard (Thor), Ricardo Delgado (John Carter of Mars), Robin Richesson (I Am Number Four), and Josh Nizzi (Transformers 3). Room 23ABC
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comics | Movies | Television

5:00-6:00 The World of Capcom- Capcom fans won't want to miss this opportunity to learn about all the new games coming from their favorite video game publisher. Plus, get in-depth details straight from Capcom's stellar producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Resident Evil 4) about his exciting new open-world action adventure game, Dragon's Dogma. Producer Jason Leigh talks about the zombie-infested streets of Fortune City in Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, and producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya discusses the new over-the-top rollercoaster IP, Asura's Wrath. Followed by a Q&A session. Room 25ABC
Tags:  Action/Adventure | Games | Horror and Suspense

5:00-6:00 Building Your Art Portfolio- You're at Comic-Con and you're surrounded by editors, artists, writers, and producers -- any of whom could represent a job for you as an artist. Former Marvel and IDW editor Andy Schmidt (X-Men, Five Days to Die, Comics Experience founder), Marvel senior VP C. B. Cebulski, and artist Zander Cannon (Top 10) discuss what to include in a portfolio, what to leave out, and how to conduct yourself to make sure your portfolio and your presentation shine. Room 30CDE
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comics | Seminars & Workshops

5:30-6:30 Bandai Entertainment- With K-ON!, Tekken: Blood Vengeance, Gundam 00 the Movie, and The Disappearance of Haruhi Movie, Bandai Entertainment has a stellar lineup of eclectic anime titles for 2011. Join Bandai's Robert Napton, Loy Fruel, and some other notable guests for this informative hour that will feature news, trailers, Q&A, and giveaways. Room 5AB
Tags:  Animation | Anime & Manga | Movies

5:30-6:30 Vertigo: American Vampire- The acclaimed Vertigo series American Vampire -- nominated for a 2010 Eisner Award as Best New Series -- introduced Skinner Sweet and a whole new type of undead, blazing a blood-drenched new trail. Join the creator of this series, as well as the new miniseries American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest, for an undead discussion with writer Scott Snyder, artist Rafael Albuquerque, and editor Mark Doyle. Room 6DE
Tags:  Comics | Horror and Suspense

 
Fri, Jul 08, 05:28PM 5:30-6:30 Evolution of Transformers- This panel will travel from the earliest Transformers G1 crash landing on earth to the Headmasters evolution in Japan to the beastly battles and arrive at the modern day. It is a look at the Transformers TV/ DVD journeys, including elements consistent throughout and opposing forces in Transformers lore. Panelists examine character development, weaponry, and weaknesses in Transformers More Than Meets The Eye, the Headmasters/Super-God Masterforce/Victory, and Beast Wars. Moderated by Matt Proulx (Hasbro Studio) and including Rik Alvarez (Hasbro), Brian Ward (Shout Factory), and others. They will provide a users' guide to all the history you need to start your fan obsession, along with some long-held secrets valuable to those fans already entrenched. Room 8
Tags:  Action Figures - Toys - Collectibles | Animation | Kids | Movies | Television

5:30-6:30 True Blood Panel and Q&A session- Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated True Blood kicked off its 12-episode fourth season June 26 on HBO. The series follows the on-and-off romance between waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people's thoughts, and 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). Oscar and Emmy award winner Alan Ball created and serves as executive producer of the series, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. The series -- and this panel! -- also features Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse, Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte, Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton, Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette, Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam, Joe Manganiello as Alcide, and Kevin Alejandro as Jesus. Moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly. Ballroom 20
Tags:  Horror and Suspense | Humor & Satire | Television

5:30-6:30 The Art of the Comic Strip- Cartoon Art Museum's curator Andrew Farago talks to syndicated cartoonists Mell Lazarus (Miss Peach, Momma), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), and Mark Tatulli (Lio, Heart of the City) about their everyday work in the funny papers. Room 24ABC
Tags:  Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

 5:30-6:30 CBLDF: Can Comics Send You To Jail?- What if the comics you took on a plane landed you in jail? That's the danger facing one American, who could spend a minimum of a year in a foreign prison for doing just that. Turns out that anyone leaving or entering the country can be stopped, searched, or detained by customs agents because of comic art in print or on laptops, tablets, or cell phones -- even without suspicion of criminal activity. Learn how the CBLDF is working to fight this trend and what you can do to help. Room 26AB
Tags:  CBLDF Events | Comics

5:30-6:30 Magic: The Gathering Panel- On the heels of Magic's most successful year in its 18-year history, some of the game's top creators share details on upcoming products as well as answer your questions. The panel, moderated by Mark Rosewater (head Magic designer), includes Aaron Forsythe (director, Magic R&D), Matt Cavotta (senior creative Magic art director), Mark Purvis (Magic brand manager), and others. Room 32AB
Tags:  Games | Science Fiction & Fantasy

5:45-6:45 Spartacus: Vengeance- Liam McIntyre (McLeod's Daughters) makes his Comic-Con debut, along with Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), Manu Bennett (30 Days of Night), Dustin Clare (Underbelly), and Katrina Law (Legend of the Seeker). Executive producer Steven S. DeKnight (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) joins the cast to discuss the upcoming second season, titled,Spartacus: Vengeance, expected to air on Starz in January 2012, and the exclusive content found on the Spartacus: Gods of the Arena Blu-ray discs, available September 13. Room 6BCF
Tags:  Action/Adventure | Television

6:00-7:00 Hermes Press / Dark Shadows The Classic Series and the New Tim Burton Film- Lara Parker (Angelique from Dark Shadows), Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie Evans and Josette DuPres from Dark Shadows), Jim Pierson (consulting producer for the new Dark Shadows film), and Daniel Herman (publisher, Hermes Press) talk about the classic show, the comic book, and print tie-ins and reveals up-to-date news and some surprises about the upcoming Tim Burton film starring Johnny Depp, along with a Q&A session. Room 4
Tags:  Comics | Horror and Suspense | Movies

6:00-7:00 Alphas- Syfy's newest original series Alphas has taken the summer by storm -- and it's just the beginning. David Strathairn (Dr. Lee Rosen) and fellow cast members, plus creator and executive producer Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand; The Avengers) and executive producer Ira Steven Behr (Star Trek: The Next Generation; The 4400), reveal why impossible is what Alphas do best. Moderated by Geoff Boucher ("Hero Complex," Los Angeles Times). Room 6A
Tags:  Action/Adventure | Superheroes | Television

6:00-7:00 Crime Comics- Crime Comics are hotter today than at any time since the Golden Age! Join Mark Waid (Potter's Field), Greg Rucka (Stumptown), and Gary Phillips (Angeltown) for a conversation about the exciting resurgence of this classic genre. Moderated by comics scholar Professor Ben Saunders. Room 7AB
Tags:  Comics

6:00-7:00 A Strange Tale of a Panel: Indie Creators on Marvel's Strange Tales- Excelsior! Show up early and stay late as some of comics' best indie creators come out of the closet, revealing themselves as maniacal Marvel madmen. Witness twisted love for some of mainstream comics' best characters! Forbidden fantasies fulfilled! Shannon "Too Much Coffee Man" Wheeler comes clean about his eco-terrorist Red Skull; Jhonen "The Homicidal Maniac" Vasquez mulls over M.O.D.O.K.; and Jeffrey "Incredible Change-bots" Brown messes with the Merry Mutants. And more major terrific talents join this core crew, spilling secret stories from Marvel's Strange Tales. Room 9
Tags:  Comics | Superheroes

6:00-7:00 The Hub: Batman: 45th Anniversary of the Original Series- Holy Comic-Con Panel, Batman! For the first time ever, three stars of the iconic 1960s TV series are together at Comic-Con: Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin), and Julie Newmar (Catwoman) team up to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the landmark television series now airing on The Hub TV Network. The cast will share memories from the show and introduce and discuss their favorite scenes, followed by an audience Q&A. Bang! Pow! Woosh! Room 23ABC
Tags:  Anniversaries | Comics | Superheroes | Television

 
Tue, Jul 19, 07:12AM 6:00-7:00 Girls Gone Genre- Come talk with women who write, read, game, and perform in arenas that are statistically dominated by men. What happens when traditionally "male" genres are reinvented by female writers and embraced by female fans? Sex and the City it ain't. Meet the women who like to play with trucks and Barbies. And Wolverine action figures. And flux capacitors. Moderator Jenna Busch is joined by panelists Marti Noxon (screenwriter/producer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Mad Men, Fright Night), Gale Anne Hurd (producer, The Walking Dead, Terminator, Aliens), Jane Esperson (Torchwood: Miracle Day), Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar), and Marjorie Liu (writer, X-23, Daken: Dark Wolverine, Black Widow, Dirk & Steele novel series). Room 25ABC
Tags:  Animation | Anime & Manga | Comics | Fandom | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Superheroes | Television

6:00-7:00 Teach Cartooning- Moderator Robert Gluckson (Cartooning for Fun) and cartoonist Phil Yeh (Cartoonists Across America & The World) share techniques to teach cartooning -- and find work -- in classrooms, libraries, and community centers. There is a huge demand for cartooning teachers! Room 30CDE
Tags:  Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comics

6:00-7:00 Simpsons Collectors Group- Simpsons collectors of the world, unite! Take a break from the busy Comic-Con floor and get a chance to meet some of your fellow collectors of Simpsons merchandise from all over the country. Meet the other Simpsons collectors you see on the message board and put faces to names. This gathering, hosted by the staff of the SimpsonsCollectors.com website, is a great chance to network with other collectors and share your experiences in the hobby with others. Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Tags:  Action Figures - Toys - Collectibles | Animation | Comics | Humor & Satire | Television

6:30-7:30 Resident Evil Round-Up!- 2011 marks the 15th anniversary of the legendary video game franchise that gave fear a face and horror a home. Get the latest information about the newest entries to the Resident Evil franchise: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, with producer Rey Jimenez; Resident Evil: Revelations for the Nintendo 3DS; the gorgeous reimagining of Resident Evil 4 HD; and Resident Evil Code Veronica X HD, plus some surprises! Followed by a Q&A session. Room 5AB
Tags:  Games | Horror and Suspense

6:30-7:30 Yen Press Panel- The Yen Press crew -- publishing director Kurt Hassler, senior editor JuYoun Lee, and assistant editors Tania Biswas and Abby Blackman -- unveil exciting new projects for 2012 and take questions from the audience. And of course, the swag. We mustn't forget the swag! Room 8
Tags:  Anime & Manga | Comics

6:30-7:30 Can Fantasy Survive on Europe Alone?- A panel discussion on diversity in comics, film, and science fiction by some of the shakers and movers in their respective fields, including New York Times bestselling American comic book writer Josh Dysart (Unknown Soldier), award-winning film director/comic book writer Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk), and international award-winning science fiction novelist Nnedi Okorafor (Who Fears Death). Fictional Frontiers radio show host Sohaib Awan moderates. Room 24ABC
Tags:  Comics | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

6:30-7:30 The Best and Worst Manga of the Year- There are a whole lot of Japanese manga, Korean manhwa, and manga-inspired comics out there -- but what's worth buying and reading, and what's not? Manga/comics bloggers/pundits Christopher Butcher (Comics212.net and The Beguiling), David Brothers (4th Letter!), Eva Volin (School Library Journal), Carlo Santos (Anime News Network), and Deb Aoki (About.com Manga) share their picks for the best new and continuing manga series for kids, teens, and grown-ups and jeer at the most annoying manga published in 2010-2011. Room 26AB
Tags:  Anime & Manga | Comics

6:30-7:30 Dungeons & Dragons: How to Be a Dungeon Master: The Art of the DM- Being a great Dungeon Master requires a variety of skills, such as rules arbiter, character actor, and expert storyteller. The art of the Dungeon Master is in combining all these talents to become a superhuman master of Dungeons & Dragons. Chris Perkins, senior producer for the D&D tabletop role-playing game and Acquisitions Incorporated's #1 DM, discusses various tips and tricks to bring the best adventure to your players, as well as ways to make them equal participants in the story. A Q&A session will follow. Room 32AB
Tags:  Games | Science Fiction & Fantasy

6:45-7:45 RiffTrax Live- Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett (RiffTrax.com, Mystery Science Theater 3000) return to Comic-Con to perform another live, hilarious riff to a classic short! Join the riffers for fun, laughs, and the latest news about their upcoming Jack the Giant Killer live show, a one-night event playing in select movie theaters nationwide in August. RiffTrax.com is the site where MST3K-style humor meets mainstream movies, TV shows, and vintage shorts. At RiffTrax they don't make movies, they make them funny! Room 6DE
Tags:  Fandom | Humor & Satire | Movies

 
6:45-7:30 At the Drive-In- Come with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear when one of the few places you could see some offbeat genre films and a slew of trailers was at your local Drive-In. We're trying something new at Comic-Con this year by giving some up and coming genre filmmakers an evening berth to preview their upcoming films. Moderated by writer/director Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise). As San Diego gets darker tonight, so will Hall H as we welcome our first guests to the Virtual Drive-In:
Grave Encounters -- Locked in an actual abandoned mental hospital, the crew of a ghost-hunting reality show find themselves trapped in a psychotically endless and deadly labyrinth. Written and directed by The Vicious Brothers, Grave Encounters, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, takes the found footage horror genre to a terrifying new level. Appearing on stage: The Vicious Brothers.

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil --Tucker and Dale are two best friends on vacation at their dilapidated mountain house, who are mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies by a group of obnoxious, preppy college kids. When one of the students gets separated from her friends, the boys try to lend a hand, but as the misunderstanding grows, so does the body count. Tucker & Dale Vs Evil has been a hit on the festival circuit, debuting at Sundance, and winning the Midnight Audience Award at SXSW, the Jury Prize for First Feature at Fantasia, the Best Director award at Fantaspoa, and the Best Motion Picture Award at Sitges. Confirmed panelists include Eli Craig, Alan Tudyk, and Tyler Labine.
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Tags:  Horror and Suspense | Humor & Satire | Movies
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