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Saturday Programming, 1pm-4pm, July 24, 2011
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1:00-2:00 Spotlight on Anders Nilsen- Comic-Con special guest Anders Nilsen debuts his magnum opus, the 800+-page Big Questions, which he began self-publishing over 10 years ago and which quickly placed Nilsen at the forefront of alternative cartoonists. He is part of the Chicago comics collective The Holy Consumption with Jeffrey Brown, John Hankiewicz, and Paul Hornscheimer and was recently featured in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Join him as he presents a slideshow of his work from his haunting postmodern fable. Room 4
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Writers & Writing

1:00-2:30 Cartoon Voices I- Meet some of the folks who speak for your favorite animated superstars...folks like Wally Wingert (The Avengers), Saratoga Ballantine (Spider-Man), Tara Strong (The Powerpuff Girls), Townsend Coleman (The Tick), Rob Paulsen (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and Robin Atkin Downes (Thundercats). They'll be interrogated by moderators Mark Evanier and Earl Kress. Room 6BCF
Tags:  Animation | Television

 
Mon, Jul 18, 12:05PM 1:00-2:00 Remembering Harvey Pekar- The legendary Harvey Pekar died in July 2010, leaving behind a huge legacy of work with a veritable who's who list of comics collaborators on his American Splendor and graphic novels. Joyce Brabner and Danielle Batone join editor Charles Kochman, artist Joseph Remnant (Harvey Pekar's Cleveland), and moderator Jeff Newelt to talk about Harvey's life and comics career. This is an open invitation to anyone whoever worked with Harvey or cared about him to come and share their memories. Room 7AB
Tags:  Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Tributes

 1:00-2:00 Minimates: Nine Years, 1,000 Tiny Toys- Some of the men behind the popular Minimates line are here to unveil upcoming products and answer your questions about the 2-inch, fully articulated minifigures. Diamond Select Toys director Chuck Terceira, Art Asylum founder Digger, and prototype painter Jason Wires will share insider info, submit to a Q&A session, and debut the first stop-motion animated Minimates MAX movie! Plus, there'll be a Minimates prize drawing at the end of the panel. Moderated by Zach Oat (ToyFare magazine). Room 9
Tags:  Action Figures - Toys - Collectibles | Kids

 1:00-1:45 The Simpsons- Now entering its record-annihilating 23rd season on FOX and airing its landmark 500th episode on February 19, 2012, The Simpsons has won 27 Emmy awards, was the subject of an international film smash in 2007, and inspired a ride you ride again at Universal Studios. Plus, Homer Simpson was named the greatest television character of the last 20 years by Entertainment Weekly. Get insight into the daily doings of this series from creator Matt Groening, showrunner Al Jean, co-executive producer Rob Lazebnik, co-executive producer Matt Warburton, supervising producer Mike Anderson, and producer/panel moderator Tom Gammill. Ballroom 20
Tags:  Animation | Humor & Satire | Kids | Television

1:00-2:00 Designing the SuperHero Costume: Costume Designers, Costume Illustrators and Superhero Costume Builders- Costume designers work with costume illustrators to translate graphic artists' renderings into wearable, functioning, cinematic costumes. Hear the inside stories from the people who bring the superhero costume to life. Moderator Deborah Nadoolman Landis (member of Costume Designers Guild, Local 892, costume designer, Raiders of the Lost Ark, director of the David C. Copley Center for Costume Design at UCLA) is joined by costume designers Christine Bieslin-Clark (co-costume designer, Tron: Legacy) and Ellen Mirojnick (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Christian Beckman of Quantum FX, Inc. (specialty costume fabricator, Tron: Legacy, Watchmen), costume manufacturers Mary Ellen Fields of Bill Hargate Costumes (Iron Man 2), and Marilyn Madsen (Star Trek TV series), and costume illustrators Constantine Sekeres (Thor, Green Lantern) and Christian Cordella (GI Joe 2: Cobra Strikes, Captain America: The Last Avenger). Room 23ABC
Tags:  Comics | Costuming | Movies | Superheroes | Television

1:00-2:00 Robert Kirkman- One of the most prolific writers in comics today, Robert Kirkman is known for his work on The Walking Dead, Invincible, Super Dinosaur, Astounding Wolf-Man, Marvel Zombies, and the upcoming series with Rob Liefeld, The Infinite. After becoming an Image Comics partner in 2009 and introducing the internationally renowned hit TV show based on the comic he created, The Walking Dead on AMC, he has proven to be an unstoppable creative force. In 2010, Kirkman launched his own imprint at Image Comics, Skybound, providing him the opportunity to hand pick up-and-coming creators and maintain an active role in promoting and expanding their properties as Skybound Originals. Here he offers fans some insight behind their favorite hit comics. Room 25ABC
Tags:  Comics | Writers & Writing

 1:00-2:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #11: Psychology of the Dark Knight: How Trauma Formed the Batman and Why He's Got a Thing for "Bad Girls"- How realistic is it that a young Bruce Wayne would vow to spend the rest of his life avenging his parents' murders and "warring on all criminals"? How did these seminal events shape the man Wayne becomes? And why is he attracted to "bad girls"? For answers to these and other questions, psychologists Travis Langley (Henderson State University) and Robin Rosenberg (Psychology of Superheroes) ask Batman writer Grant Morrison, one-time Catwoman Lee Meriwether (Batman: The Movie), journalist Jill Pantozzi (Newsarama), and executive producer Michael Uslan (The Dark Knight Rises). Room 26AB
Tags:  Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Comics Arts Conference | Superheroes

1:00-2:30 Comic-Con How-To: Sketching with Allison Sohn- Trading card and sketch card artist Allison Sohn demonstrates sketching with color Copic Markers. Allison works primarily with Copic Markers for her printed works as well as her sketchcards. Room 28DE
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic-Con How To | Comics | Seminars & Workshops

 1:00-2:00 CBLDF Master Session 6: Camilla d'Errico- Working at the nexus of fine art, western comics, manga and illustration, Camilla d'Errico fuses a diversity of influences into a style that speaks to the heart of 21st Century aesthetics. Get an inside look at d'Errico's approach to designing characters with an emphasis on eyes, and her original headpiece creations at this CBLDF Master Session. The pieces created during this event will be available for bidding in Saturday's CBLDF Benefit Auction. Room 30CDE
Tags:  Art and Illustration | CBLDF Events | Comics | Seminars & Workshops

1:00-2:00 Relativity Media: Immortals- Visionary director Tarsem Singh transports viewers in this epic tale of treachery, vengeance, and destiny in this stylish and visually spectacular 3D action adventure. The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion and his murderous Heraklion (Mickey Rourke) rampage across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus vows to avenge his mother, who was killed in one of Hyperion's brutal raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle Phaedra, her disturbing visions of the young man's future convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his destiny in a final, desperate battle for the future of humanity. Stars Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz will participate in this panel alongside producers Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton and director Tarsem Singh. Hall H
Tags:  Movies

1:00-2:00 Community- The cast and creative team from Sony TV's critically acclaimed NBC series -- Joel McHale (The Soup), Chevy Chase (Hot Tub Time Machine), Donald Glover (30 Rock), Yvette Nicole Brown (Rules of Engagement), Danny Pudi (Greek), Gillian Jacobs (Choke), Jim Rash (Reno 911), and Ken Jeong (The Hangover Part II), and executive producers Dan Harmon (The Sarah Silverman Program), Joe Russo (Arrested Development), Anthony Russo (Arrested Development), Neil Goldman (Scrubs), Garrett Donovan (Scrubs) and Russ Krasnoff (The Soloist) -- come together for an animated discussion and Q&A session about what's in store for viewers this fall! Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Tags:  Humor & Satire | Television

1:00-2:00 Little Lulu Fan Group- One of the most memorable kids' comics ever created, Little Lulu has generated a fan following around the world. Learn more about this classic comics character and the renewed interest in the other delightful works of the great John Stanley, and join in for the annual scripted reading of a Golden Age Little Lulu story. All are welcome! Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Tags:  Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comics | Fandom

 1:30-2:30 Spotlight on Tsuneo Goda- Comic-Con special guest Tsuneo Goda (Domo) discusses his creation, Domo-kun, from its humble beginnings to its now worldwide popularity. He'll cover all the finer points of this internationally recognized and beloved character, as well as some of his new projects and engage in a Q&A session. Room 5AB
Tags:  Animation | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances

 1:30-2:30 Spotlight on Peter Kuper- From MAD to World War 3 Illustrated, Comic-Con special guest Peter Kuper (Spy vs. Spy) has for three decades been blowing up spies and politicians and creating graphic novels ranging from Franz Kafka adaptations to autobiographies that would scare Kafka. Get an inside look at how he comes up with Spy vs. Spy ideas and his other idiotic projects! Room 8
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Humor & Satire

1:30-2:30 Is the Comic Book Doomed?- Is the 32-page, stapled, monthly serial comic book reaching the end of its long road? What might force it out of existence -- and what might keep it alive for another generation? And if the comic book as we once knew it vanishes, what does that mean for the future of the comics medium? Mark Waid (Irredeemable), Vijaya Iyer (Cartoon Books), Laura Hudson (Comics Alliance), Amanda Emmert (ComicsPRO), and moderator Douglas Wolk hash it out. Room 24ABC
Tags:  Comics

1:45-2:45 Vampires and Others- How do you make a relationship work when you or your significant other lack a pulse or face other mortal-challenged issues? Get relationship advice from Patricia Briggs (The Mercy Thompson series), Nancy Holder (The Crusade series), Linda Thomas-Sundstrom (The Golden Vampire), S.G. Browne (Fated), Clay and Susan Griffith (The Vampire Empire series), and Christine Cody (Bloodlands). Moderated by Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy. Room 6A
Tags:  Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Horror and Suspense | Writers & Writing

 2:00-3:00 Spotlight on Jamal Igle: From Fanboy to Pro- Comic-Con special guest Jamal Igle (Supergirl) Has done it all in the comics industry, from being intern to becoming one of the industries most successful and popular pencillers working today. Join Jamal and writer/moderator Keith Dallas for an entertaining one-on-one interview and Q&A session filled with stories, laughs, and brutal honesty! Room 4
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Fandom

 2:00-3:00 Spotlight on Garth Ennis: Crossed, Stitched, and Beyond- Superstar writer and Comic-Con special guest Garth Ennis has created quite a home for himself at Avatar Press with the runaway success of Crossed, a brutal, uncompromising vision of a world overrun by pure, sadistic evil. As the Crossed comic series grows into a fearsome franchise featuring the hottest talents in the industry (David Lapham, Si Spurrier, Jacen Burrows), Ennis has expanded into film work, writing and directing Stitched, a chilling horror tale that premieres at Comic-Con and continues in an ongoing monthly comic book. Join Garth as he discusses his future plans with Avatar. Room 6DE
Tags:  Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Horror and Suspense | Movies | Writers & Writing

 2:00-3:00 Spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski- Comic-Con special guest J. Michael Straczynski (Thor movie and comic, Superman Earth One, World War Z movie, Babylon 5) talks about...well, we're never quite sure. He's fairly incomprehensible. Have you heard him? Stunning, really. Can't make out a word. We imagine he'll be talking about writing for movies, TV, comics and so on, but honestly, he could be talking about hydroponics for all we can tell. Translators may be provided if we can ever figure out what language he's speaking. Room 7AB
Tags:  Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Superheroes | Television | Writers & Writing

 2:00-3:00 Hasbro: Marvel- The marketing and design teams for this year's Thor, Captain-America: The First Avenger, Spider-Man and Marvel Universe lines present all the latest toys. Also, get a sneak peek into the 2012 lines! Includes Q&A time. Room 9
Tags:  Action Figures - Toys - Collectibles | Comics | Kids | Superheroes

2:00-2:35 Family Guy- Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Adam West (Batman), and executive producers Mark Hentemann, Steve Callaghan, and Kara Vallow present a sneak peek at the new episode Stewie Goes for a Drive, featuring voice guest star Ryan Reynolds, followed by a Q&A session. Ballroom 20
Tags:  Animation | Humor & Satire | Television

2:00-3:00 Rethinking the Online RPG: How Guild Wars 2 Explores New Dimensions in Social Gaming- Are you tired of grind, repetitive combat and no community in your fantasy RPG? Learn how Guild Wars 2 will set a new standard for social play in online fantasy RPGs. Accompanied by stunning concept art, key creators Colin Johanson (lead content designer), Bobby Stein (lead writer), Kekai Kotaki (concept art lead), Kristen Perry (character artist) and Leah Rivera (game designer) examine how the lore, design, and gameplay of Guild Wars 2 offer a fresh, social-driven approach to cooperative online fantasy RPGs. Room 23ABC
Tags:  Games | Science Fiction & Fantasy

 
Tue, Jul 19, 11:03AM 2:00-3:00 Why We Create with Don Hahn- Legendary Disney filmmaker, author, and Academy Award nominee Don Hahn explores why we create. With awe-inspiring unseen images from the Disney vaults to world-renowned art, contemporary ads, graphic novels, and a little music tossed in, this is a rare opportunity to hear Don share his unique outlook on creativity and how to navigate it in today's results-driven world. Room 25ABC
Tags:  Animation | Art and Illustration | Seminars & Workshops

 2:00-3:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #12: Poster Session- Want to go in depth with a comics scholar? Or a whole room of comics scholars? Rather than presenting from the stage, the Poster Session scholars will be ranged around the room to discuss their presentations in small-group and one-on-one discussions. Marko Head and Nicole Smith (Henderson State University) present "The Workday Comic," an 8-hour student-project variation on Scott McCloud's 24-Hour Comic, including the daunting task of painting original art drawn by special guest contributor Kabuki artist David Mack.
Real-World Consequences Poster Group- Kalani Largusa (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) explores the significance of Kato in his role as the Green Hornet's sidekick and the shaping of Asian identity; Nathan Wilson (graphic novel reporter) looks at the real-world consequences of the representation of Native Americans in comics.

Medical Issues Poster Group- Erica Ash (Henderson State University) traces the history of addiction and drug use in comics in the context of the Comics Code; Brian Lott (Henderson State University) outlines how Harvey Dent/Two-Face changed to meet criteria for dissociative identity when he became The Judge.

Adaptation Poster Group- Joyce Havstad (University of California, San Diego) charts the role of comics as a hybrid medium in facilitating adaptation to and from other media; David Mitchell (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) critically reads Enki Bilal's epic Nikopol Trilogy and its film adaptation Immortal to consider how the comic seamlessly integrates the unreal with the real, whereas the film separates the real and unreal between live action and CGI.

Superheroes Poster Group- Renee Lynn Couey and Lauren Penick (Henderson State University) surveyed college students, prison inmates, and fan convention attendees to examine correlations between respondents' self-concepts and their character preferences; Evan Moreno-Davis (University of Southern California) examines the assumptions of the genre that drive role-playing game designers; Dana Anderson (Maine Maritime Academy) defines the superhero phenomenologically through the visceral experience of "superheroness" in the world.

Comics History Poster Group- Adriana Estrada (University of Houston) uses moral panic theory and labeling theory to investigate the social construction of deviance that became associated with comic books in the anti-comics crusade of the 1940s and 1950s; Sam Doerge (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) finds Marvel's creation of the anti-heroic superhero rooted in the national identity crisis of the Cold War era.

Queer Poster Group- Courtney Schneider (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) compares the treatment of homosexuality in mainstream and nonmainstream serialized media; Ashley Pitcock (Henderson State University) asks whether Buffy the Vampire Slayer's movement into bisexuality was a sign of the times or a gimmick to sell Season Eight comics; Michael Harrison (Monmouth College) investigates how Spanish comics authors La Penya in Mondo Lirondo and Ivan Garcia in Capitan Eclipse use fantasy in distinct ways to communicate a 21st century queer Spanish identity.

Gender Poster Group- April Murphy (University of North Texas) seeks to examine how fears of female power, depicted in the new Batwoman and the relaunched Wonder Woman, are tied to a pattern of historical uneasiness with same-sex bonding; Independent scholar Ariel Schudson argues that the figure of Hit-Girl in Kick Ass maintains more positive iconography than negative and is really only behaving in a kind of "teen superhero normalcy," even if it does seem a bit violent.

Manga Poster Group- George Tsouris (Touro College) examines shared features of Yokoyama's manga and interviews to imagine what his manifesto for neomanga might look like; Kotaro Nakagaki (Daito Bunka University) focuses on the viewpoints of shojo in Sirato Sanpei's A Vanishing Girl and Kono Fumiyo At the Corner of This World to examine war representations, reconstruction and economic growth, and racial/social minorities and discriminations in war manga.
Room 26AB
Tags:  Anime & Manga | Comics | Comics Arts Conference | Superheroes

2:00-3:00 WOW! ZAP! BANG!: Prismacolor Tips and Techniques- Shelley Minnis, Prismacolor specialist, demonstrates products and techniques that will make your comic drawings come to life. Samples and door prizes included with the presentation. Room 30CDE
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comics | Seminars & Workshops

2:00-3:00 Legendary Comics- For its inaugural year at Comic-Con, join iconic writer/artist Frank Miller (300), Legendary Comics editor-in-chief Bob Schreck (All-Star Superman), and other artists from the Legendary stable to find out about upcoming releases, including Miller's Holy Terror. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Tags:  Comics

2:00-3:00 Lost: A Year Later with Jay and Jack- Along with special guests, podcasters Jay and Jack Glatfelter (The Lost Podcast) discuss ABC's television series Lost a year after its controversial finale and check in to see what former Lost cast members are involved in now. Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Tags:  Fandom | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television | Web

2:15-3:15 IndieVest Pictures: Knights of Badassdom- In this humorous fantasy adventure from IndieVest Pictures, Joe (Ryan Kwanten) is a heavy metal rocker who's just gone through a painful breakup with his girlfriend, Beth (Margarita Levieva). His concerned roommates (Steve Zahn, Peter Dinklage) kidnap him to their LARP (Live Action Role Playing) gathering, where he enters a realm of fantasy escapism in which pretend knights, elves, and barbarians clash with foam weaponry on a mock battlefield. When Joe's "sorcerer" roommate (Zahn) inadvertently summons a deadly succubus that takes Beth's seductive form, bloody reality crashes down on their fantasy world. Once LARPers start to turn up dead, the make-believe wizards and warriors must become the real-life heroes they have been pretending to be in order to conquer the evil that has been unleashed. The panel will include a Comic-Con exclusive trailer and a discussion/Q&A with stars Ryan Kwanten (HBO's True Blood, Red Hill), Peter Dinklage (HBO's Game of Thrones, Station Agent), Steve Zahn, pending availability (HBO's Tremé, Saving Silverman), Summer Glau (Firefly, Serenity, The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Danny Pudi (NBC's Community), Jimmi Simpson, pending availability (A&E's Breakout Kings, Date Night), Margarita Levieva (The Lincoln Lawyer, Adventureland). and director Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2). Knights of Badassdom will be released in Spring 2012. Hall H
Tags:  Fandom | Games | Humor & Satire | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy

 
Mon, Jul 18, 12:05PM 2:30-3:30 TV Guide Magazine Presents: Super Supernaturals- Moderated by TV Guide senior editor William Keck, this panel features the most super supernaturals, super witches, and super werewolves from new series and returning favorites. Panelists include Joe Anderson (The River), John Barrowman (Torchwood), Thomas Dekker (The Secret Circle), David Greenwalt (Grimm), Theo James (Bedlam), Jim Kouf (Grimm), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), Britt Robertson (The Secret Circle), Mark A. Sheppard (Supernatural), and Phoebe Tonkin (The Secret Circle). Room 5AB
Tags:  Horror and Suspense | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

2:30-3:30 Digital Disruption: Comics, Webcomics, and the Business Model of the Future- The explosion of online digital distribution -- not all of it authorized -- has created both challenges and opportunities for comics creators and publishers. What is the business model of the future? What can we learn from the webcomics movement? How have other media created innovative money-making solutions for creators? Comics industry legend Mark Waid (Daredevil) and webcomics pioneer Scott Kurtz (PvP) conduct a no-holds-barred discussion on competing with "free," confronting the torrents, and bringing marketable value to the comics audience today. Moderated by Bruce Lidl (PeerPress.net). Room 8
Tags:  Comics | Web

2:30-3:30 The Art of the Graphic Novel- Andrew Farago (curator, Cartoon Art Museum) talks with graphic novelists Chester Brown (Paying for It), Seymour Chwast (Dante's Divine Comedy), Eric Drooker (Blood Song), Joyce Farmer (Special Exits, A Memoir), Joëlle Jones (Troublemaker), Jason Shiga (Empire State: A Love Story (Or Not)), and Craig Thompson (Habibi) about their work in the genre that has elevated comics to mainstream bookstores all over the world. Room 24ABC
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Writers & Writing

2:30-5:00 Comic-Con How-To: Mixing Color with Felipe Echevarria- This expanded demo/session will open your eyes to a foolproof method for mixing color based on what actually happens when paint is mixed, rather than elusive color theories. Artist Felipe Exchevarria demonstrates the breakthrough Michael Wilcox Bias Color Wheel system, which is for beginners and professionals alike and is applicable for any pigmented media (watercolors, oils, acrylics, printer's inks, gouache, etc). Room 28DE
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comic-Con How To | Comics | Seminars & Workshops

2:35-3:15 American Dad- Catch a preview of the Season 7 premiere of American Dad, featuring guest star Cee-Lo Green as a singing hot tub, followed by a Q&A with cast members Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane, and Dee Bradley Baker and executive producers Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman, and Kara Vallow. Ballroom 20
Tags:  Animation | Humor & Satire | Television

2:45-3:45 Marvel: Cup O' Joe- This is it, Mighty Marvel fans -- the no-holds-barred, anything goes, full of surprises panel you wait all year for! Marvel's chief creative officer Joe Quesada takes on all questions, shocks the audience with jaw-dropping announcements, and keeps you guessing with surprise guests. You never know who will show up, but you better be here, because this is the panel that everyone will be talking about! Room 6BCF
Tags:  Comics | Superheroes

 3:00-4:00 Spotlight on Mell Lazarus- Legendary cartoonist and Comic-Con special guest Mell Lazarus talks to Tom Gammill (The Simpsons) about his long career in newspaper strips, from his early years with Al Capp (Li'l Abner) to his own work on the comic strip smashes Miss Peach and Momma. Room 4
Tags:  Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

 3:00-4:00 Cartoon Network: Adventure Time- What time is it?! It's Adventure Time...Comic-Con style! See what's in store for Finn, Jake, and all their friends from the mystical Land of Ooo as Cartoon Network's breakout hit comes to you live with a star-studded panel of talent, including show creator Pendleton Ward, Jeremy Shada (Finn), Hynden Walch (Princess Bubblegum), Olivia Olson (Marceline the Vampire Queen), Kent Osborne (storyboard artist), and others. If you want to see sneak peaks of upcoming episodes (and we know you do!), be the first to learn about upcoming special events (don't deny it!), and want to get your hands on some algebraic Adventure Time gear (Hammacow!), you do not want to miss this totally out-of-this-world panel! Room 6A
Tags:  Animation | Kids | Television

3:00-4:00 Creator-Owned Comics with Robert Kirkman- Image Comics partner and bestselling writer Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) is joined by Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson and some very special guests to discuss the exciting present and future possibilities of creator-owned comics. Be one of the first to hear some major announcements from the leading publisher of creator-owned comics. Plus: an exclusive print for first 100 attendees! Room 7AB
Tags:  Comics | Writers & Writing

 3:00-4:00 CBLDF: 25 Years of Protecting Creativity- When the CBLDF was established in 1986 it was to defend a retailer who faced jail time for selling mature comics to an adult reader, because the common belief was that comics were for kids. Today, comics are a widely respected literary form, and they got there in part thanks to the Fund's 25 years of protecting the industry's creativity in court. Learn how the CBLDF has stood up for comics in this informative presentation of its history, and look ahead toward the issues facing readers today. Room 9
Tags:  Anniversaries | Cartooning and Comic Strips | CBLDF Events | Comics

3:00-4:00 The Write Stuff III: Writing for Genre Television and Beyond- Meet the writers and producers who make genre entertainment what it is today, and get an incredible insider look from the scribes behind some of today's hottest genre shows as they share their candid thoughts on how to make the series we love (and sometimes loathe). Find out the secrets to getting TV shows made and how to break in and break out in today's highly competitive broadcast environment -- and why network executives actually care about what you write on message boards. No canned speeches and press releases here -- get the straight scoop from television's most talented writers and producers, including Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman, Lost), Ashley E. Miller (Fringe, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Robert Hewitt Wolfe (Alphas, The Gates, Riverworld), Steve Kriozere (NCIS, Femme Fatales), Steve Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Transformers: The Series), Gabrielle Stanton (The Vampire Chronicles, Haven), Jose Molina (Firefly, Terra Nova), Amy Berg (Eureka, Leverage), and Mark A. Altman (Femme Fatales, Castle). Moderated by Jeff Goldsmith (The Q&A With Jeff Goldsmith) hosts. Room 23ABC
Tags:  Action/Adventure | Comics | Horror and Suspense | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television | Writers & Writing

3:00-4:00 Assassin's Creed: The Creation of a Universe- The writers behind Assassin's Creed Revelations discuss and answer your questions about the thrilling fourth installment in the critically acclaimed entertainment franchise. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Ezio's final journey will unfold as he walks in the footsteps of his legendary mentor, Altair, on a perilous journey of doubt and discovery. Watch the exclusive preview of Assassin's Creed Embers, the animated short film and explore how the Ubisoft Montreal development team has created an Assassin's Creed universe that weaves real world history and global conspiracies into an ancient war between Assassins and Templars through a variety of media. Panelists will include creators of the upcoming Assassin's Creed Revelations game, animated short film, and comic book. Room 25ABC
Tags:  Games | Science Fiction & Fantasy

3:00-4:00 Resin Casting and Silicone Moldmaking- Jeff Broz has presented eight previous seminars about plastics and casting at Comic-Con. Sam Girgis produces large-scale garage kits. Whether you want to produce a garage kit model, reproduce your sculpture, or reproduce vintage Steampunk, this year's seminar will cover new materials and tips from previous seminars about silicone mold design and casting techniques. Learn from the presenters' own pitfalls with short-run 3D duplication, garage kits, and industrial design. They will also talk more about vendors, guides, and material choices to cast your sculptures or models. Room 30CDE
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Costuming | Fandom | Seminars & Workshops

3:00-4:00 Dark Horse: Joss Whedon- Long before signing on to helm one of the most anticipated superhero films in history, Joss Whedon rewarded fans the world over with some of the most compelling characters and plot lines in the history of comics, television, and movies. Here's your chance to find out what he has in store for us next, including a sneak peek at the brand-new Angel & Faith and Buffy Season 9 comics, plus exciting news about Buffy digital comics! Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Tags:  Comics | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

3:00-4:00 SoCal Hosts- Zanney Sperber (Honey), Ryan Silva (Kyouya), Rae Morgan (Renge), Aubrie Hollands (Tamaki), Amanda Coleman (Haruhi), and Jeriko Serranilla (Mori) are the SoCal Host Club: a group of handsome hosts with way too much time on their hands that entertain ladies who also have way too much time on their hands. Join the host club you know and love from the popular anime series Ouran High School Host Club for an hour of entertainment and roleplay! Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Tags:  Animation | Anime & Manga | Costuming | Fandom

3:15-4:15 Calling all Lost Fans: Once Upon a Time- Moderator Damon Lindelof (co-creator, Lost) introduces you to the magical story of two parallel worlds: one in a distant fairytale land, the other in a present-day reality. Following the exclusive screening of Once Upon a Time, join co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (Lost, Tron: Legacy) and Adam Horowitz (Lost, Tron: Legacy) along with Ginnifer Goodwin (Big Love), Jennifer Morrison (House), Robert Carlyle (SGU: Stargate Universe), Lana Parrilla (24), and Josh Dallas (Thor), for a Q&A about this modern fairytale turned on its head. All attendees will get a limited-edition Comic-Con giveaway! Room 6DE
Tags:  Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

 3:15-4:00 Amazon Studios: Opportunities for Filmmakers and Screenwriters- Amazon Studios offers monthly and annual awards totaling more than $2.5 million to filmmakers and writers and is seeking top projects to produce as feature films. Learn more in a Q&A with Amazon Studios chief Roy Price, senior content manager Michael Lewis, and Amazon Studios award winners Alex Greenfield and Gary Milin. Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Tags:  Animation | Movies | Seminars & Workshops | Writers & Writing

 3:30-4:30 Spotlight on Peter Tomasi: Questions and Answers- Comic-Con special guest Peter J. Tomasi established his own corner of the DC Universe, currently writing for DC's top franchises (Batman and Robin, Green Lantern Corps, and Brightest Day), along with critically acclaimed creator-owned projects (The Mighty and Light Brigade). Join Peter for a lively session about writing for comics and other media. Room 5AB
Tags:  Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Writers & Writing

3:30-4:30 Love & Comics Panel- Who's showing the love in comics? Comics creators extraordinaire Jason Shiga (Meanwhile; Empire State), Kazu Kibuishi (Explorer, Amulet, Copper, Flight), Amy Kim Kibuishi (Sorcerers and Secretaries), Raina Telgemeier (Explorer, Smile, The Baby-Sitters Club), and Dave Roman (Explorer, Astronaut Academy, Agnes Quill) talk about how their love of comics plays out in the game of life, about how the collaborative process works, and about their most important pictures from the heart. Panel moderated by Sheila Keenan, senior editor, Abrams ComicArts. Room 8
Tags:  Comics | Fandom

3:30-4:15 The Vampire Diaries Screening and Q&A- All the way from Mystic Falls, the cast and creative team behind The Vampire Diaries descend on Comic-Con for a third time! Series stars Nina Dobrev (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Paul Wesley (Roll Bounce), Ian Somerhalder (Lost), Candice Accola (Juno), and Joseph Morgan (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World) join executive producers/writers Kevin Williamson (Scream) and Julie Plec (Kyle XY) to enthrall fans with a season two highlight reel and Q&A session. This edgy, romantic drama remains the number-one series on The CW and promises another round of twists, turns and "triangles" in season three. 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 Second Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD August 30. Ballroom 20
Tags:  Horror and Suspense | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

3:30-4:30 How to Get News Coverage- Small press publishers: what makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, interviews and one that won't? A lot of publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it, and why they are being overlooked for coverage. Comic journalist Rik Offenberger (First Comics News, Archie Comics) moderates this panel with the comic journalists themselves telling you what they are looking for in your submissions. Panelists include Holly Golightly (BroadSword Studios), Laura Hudson (Comics Alliance), Rich Johnston (Bleeding Cool), Kiel Phegley (CBR),  Chris Thompson (First Comics News), and J. C. Vaughn (The Scoop). Find out what it takes to self-promote and make a significant impact on your ability to sell your comics project. Room 24ABC
Tags:  Comics | Seminars & Workshops

 3:30-4:30 Spotlight on Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan- Join Comic-Con special guests Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett with moderator (and Eisner Award nominee) Shannon Wheeler for a multimedia panel spotlighting the creative couple's past and future work. Paul and Anina will perform excerpts from their book Boilerplate, which has been optioned by J. J. Abrams; talk about their comic book careers and becoming accidental apostles of steampunk; and give a sneak peek at their upcoming book Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention. Room 26AB
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Writers & Writing

3:30-4:15 Universal Pictures: Snow White and the Huntsmen- Universal Pictures is bringing the stars and filmmakers of its epic action-adventure film based on the script Snow White and the Huntsman to Comic-Con. Scheduled to appear to discuss their roles in this breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale are Kristen Stewart (Twilight), Oscar winner Charlize Theron (Prometheus), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), and Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides). Director Rupert Sanders (Halo 3 campaign) and other filmmakers will also be on hand to reveal exclusive footage. Q&A session to follow. Hall H
Tags:  Action/Adventure | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy

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