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Sunday, July 24, 2022, 10:00 am - 12:45 pm
« on: July 01, 2022, 05:59:05 PM »
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Panels - Sunday, July 24, 10:00am - 12:45pm


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Colonials Film, Cast, Video Game, Card Game, and Comic Book

Colonials is a sci-fi action film coming to you this year. Cast members Greg Kriek (actor, BlackMirror), Sean Kanan (actor, KarateKidIII), Allie Ayers Lindsey (actress, Sports Illustrated model), Jon Provost (actor, Lassie), Daniel Roebuck (actor, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order) take you behind the scenes on Colonials. The team will release a new teaser trailer and take a Q&A moderated by Joe Bland (producer) and Andrew Balek (director). Come by for a chance to win Colonials trading cards and Colonials military dog tags.
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Comic-Con Film School 104: Postproduction and Distribution

The final day of our comprehensive course on microbudget moviemaking will revolve around what to do after your movie is shot. Panelists will go over the basics of postproduction, as well as what software to use for editing, graphic design, sound design, visual FX, and finally, how to optimize your movie for uploading to the internet. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (creative producer of Next Generation Esports), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer/star of Breaking Barbi), Darryl Thomas (writer/producer of 38. Special), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Emily the Strange Panel Experience

Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger and special guest strangers offer the insider scoop on the latest and greatest regarding your favorite anti-hero. 2023 will mark the 30th anniversary of Emily the Strange, and Rob will share news about entertainment developments, website revamps, and a variety of new licensees on board with strange new collectibles. Rob will also discuss his creative process and share some sneak peeks at the new book he is working on with Jessica Gruner and Buzz Parker.
Room 32AB


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Feng Shui: The Legend of the Four Guardians

Hung Lee (senior Feng Shui researcher and consultant) and Nip Lee (associate Feng Shui researcher) discuss how Feng Shui secrets are transmitted using stories and myths from Ancient China. They will examine how these stories of the Four Guardians of Feng Shui have influenced modern movies such as Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings and Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon.
Room 2


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Food And Fandom Carried Us Through

Celebrity chefs discuss with Jessica Tseang (pop culture speaker) their passion for fandom and why trying new foods while sharpening our kitchen skills was such a major fixture in our lives during safer-at-home. Panelists include Chef Gracie Gomez (Disney's Magic Bake-Off), Adam Gertler (culinary director Dog Haus), and Jonny Manganello (Netflix's Is It Cake?, hyperrealistic cake-maker).
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Manga Tutorials for Kids

eigoMANGA illustrators and animators offer kids of all ages tutorials on manga illustrations and storytelling.
Room 11


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Next-Gen Nerds with the McElroys

As generations of nerds give way to new generations of nerds, what better way to talk about it than with one of pop culture's favorite nerdy families? Real father and son podcasting/writing team Clint and Travis McElroy (The Adventure Zone) host a conversation about the challenges and responsibilities of influencing the next generation of nerds. What is important to pass on and how do we do it? They will be approaching the subject both as parents and as creators. The McElroys and their guest panelists including Aabria Iyengar, (TAZ Imbalance; Exandria Unlimited), Johnny Stanton (Cleveland Browns), and B. Dave Walters (G4 TV) will be sharing what they have learned and maybe even learning from each other.
Room 6DE


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Pop Culture and the Christian Church

A short sermonette will be followed by a panel discussion. If the church were given a grade (A, B, C, D, or Fail) on its outreach to comic book/animation/gaming culture, what would that grade be? What has been successful? What has failed? What steps can be taken in order to effectively reach this community with the gospel of Jesus Christ? Panelists will discuss concrete strategies to reach their community. They include Brendan Prout (pastor of Sanctuary San Diego and co-author of Superhero Grief), Joe Queen (Geeky Guys for God), Alexander James (Zoe Christian Fellowship), Eric Jansen (God and Country Graphics), and Kyle Keene (moderator).
Room 7AB


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Process Hex: How to Make Your Own Short Comic

Lisa K. Weber (artist, HEX11), Kelly Sue Milano (writer, HEX11), and Lynly Forrest (editor/producer, HEX11) from HexComix are here to help you bring your story to life with a step-by-step creative guide that takes your short-comic idea from the development stages all the way to finished art.
Room 28DE


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Slaying Real Monsters and Building Communities Through Role-Playing Games

Through TTRPGS, we have the power to build supportive communities, explore mental health issues in a secure environment, and raise awareness (and funds) for important charities and causes. Panelists Andrew J. Alandy (actor/streamer), Utahime Cosplay (cosplayer/streamer), Jade Valkyrie (cosplayer/streamer), and Sam Sterling (performer/streamer) discuss strategies, tech, safety tools, therapeutic and educational applications, and continuing to build all-inclusive, welcoming TTRPG spaces. Moderated by Dan Wood (Creators Assemble, comics librarian).
Helen Price Reading Room, San Diego Central Library


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Spotlight on Shaenon Garrity

Andrew Farago, the curator of San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum, talks to Comic-Con Special Guest Shaenon K. Garrity about her webcomics Narbonic and Skin Horse, her graphic novel The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor, and upcoming projects, including the recently announced Willowweep Manor sequel.
Room 4


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Spotlight on William Stout

William Stout plans something very different for this year’s Comic-Con talk. His presentation will focus on his huge forthcoming three-volume Flesk Publications box set covering all of Stout’s comics-related work and what it was like to work with giants in the field—legends like Russ Manning (Tarzan), Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder (Little Annie Fanny), Will Eisner (The Spirit), Dave Stevens (The Rocketeer), and Jack Kirby (The Demon). Feel free to ask Bill whatever you like about his amazing career.
Room 29AB


10:00 am - 11:00 am: The Business Behind Geek Culture Products

Fans celebrate their love for pop culture and connect with fellow fans in a multitude of ways, including through a variety of products. Panelists offer an inside look at this business, exploring what it takes to develop products inspired by your favorite properties. Moderated by Lisa Granshaw (Star Wars: Card Trader by Topps Fanatics), Michelle Wun (Ubisoft), Ed LaBay (Hot Topic/Her Universe), Brandon Bernard (Star Wars: Card Trader by Topps Fanatics), Brandon Wainerdi (Mondo), Sherry Anisi (Asmodee), and others will discuss how products are created, the ways products allow fans to engage with the larger fan community, how the product space has changed over the years, and the different career paths that exist within the industry.
Room 24ABC


10:00 am - 11:00 am: The Saga Continues: A Sneak Peek at New Books from Saga Press

Joe Monti (editorial director) and Amara Hoshijo (editor) share what’s next on the horizon from Saga Press, joined by authors Rebecca Roanhorse (Fevered Star, Trail of Lightning) and Andrew Liptak (Cosplay: A History) to chat the science fiction, fantasy, and horror titles they’re most excited about and what books can’t be missed. Each attendee will receive a free book for attending. Moderated by Kayleigh Webb (senior publicist and marketer).
Room 25ABC


10:00 am - 11:15 am: Jack Kirby Tribute Panel

It wouldn’t be a Comic-Con without a panel tributing the man they still call “The King of the Comics,” the man who created or co-created most of the Marvel superheroes and plenty of other comic book superstars elsewhere. Sit and talk about Jack Kirby with comic book superstar Frank Miller, comic book editor Steve Saffel, Rand Hoppe (acting executive director of the Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center), and Jack’s grandson, Jeremy Kirby. And presiding over it all will be Jack’s biographer and one-time assistant, Mark Evanier.
Room 5AB


10:00 am - 5:00 pm: San Diego International Children’s Film Festival

The San Diego International Children’s Film Festival features creative, exciting, and imaginative short films from around the world—animation, live-action, and documentary—good for all ages. Throughout the day, animators and filmmakers will talk about their work, how kids can make their own films, and careers in animation and filmmaking.
Room 9


10:15 am - 11:15 am: I Hear Voices with Will Friedle and Christy Carlson Romano

Christy Carlson Romano (Even Stevens) joins Will Friedle (Boy Meets World, Batman Beyond), the original voices of Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable, as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of their hit Disney animated series Kim Possible as part of a recording of their popular, top-rated podcast I Hear Voices with Will Friedle & Christy Carlson Romano. And you’ll be part of the fun! Christy and Will will be joined by surprise guests as they delve into more fun aspects of the animation industry.
Room 6BCF


10:30 am - 11:30 am: Sonic The Hedgehog: 50 Way Past Cool Issues and Counting

IDW's Sonic The Hedgehog comic book reaches its 50th issue this summer, a mind-blowing face-off with Sonic and Tails facing their twisted counterparts, Surge and Kit. IDW editor David Mariotte, artists Gigi Dutreix and Adam Bryce Thomas, and writer Daniel Barnes provide a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a milestone and tease what's next for the Blue Blur!
Room 23ABC


10:30 am - 11:30 am: Marvel: Women of Marvel

The Women of Marvel are here! Writer and podcast host Angélique Roché will lead a lively discussion with Marvel stars including senior editor Lauren Bisom, author Nic Stone (Shuri: A Black Panther Novel), Marvel Entertainment VP of marketing Jessica Malloy, and writer Rebecca Roanhorse (Phoenix Song: Echo)! What is it like for women working in the industry today, and what is next for Marvel’s woman-led titles? And don’t miss a special giveaway at the end of the panel!
Room 6A


10:30 am - 11:30 am: Mozna: Teaching Through Animation

These animated adventures make children aware of the process of manufacturing chocolate and of how it comes from cocoa plantations in different parts of the world to your mouth. Anthony Matulewicz (creator), Alejandro Ochoa (creative director), and Carlos Pimentel and Ricardo Arnaiz (producers), with Mexican songwriter and artist Aleks Syntek, share the process and behind the scenes of these cartoons.
Room 10


10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Comics Arts Conference Session #13: The Comics Industry and the Public Sphere

Experts examine comics’ influence across media. Barbara Margarethe Eggert (University of Art and Design Linz) looks at the history of comic exhibitions in museums and galleries to show how media-specific comic exhibitions can allow for forms of comics’ experience that can only be made at those exhibitions. Rich Shivener (York University) argues for a ground-level, practitioner-based approach to studying digital comics. Phillip Vaughan (Abertay University) looks at recent advances in digital comics (as well as some notable failures) to evaluate how creators are at the forefront of this digital revolution. Edd Schneider (Ithaca College) and Neha Patnaik (Ithaca College) highlight comic books’ important place in Disney history and how they have served as a petri dish for innovation in intellectual property.
Room 26AB


10:45 am - 11:45 am: Riverdale Special Video Presentation and Q&A

In a season full of super abilities, mind control, and Percival Pickens, the citizens of Riverdale are facing their toughest conflict yet: the apocalypse. Riverdale returns to San Diego for its fifth and final appearance, to discuss the new mysteries of season 6 and what fans can look forward to in the epic season finale showdown between the characters everyone loves and the town’s most dangerous villain yet. Based on the characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Superman & Lois) in association with Warner Bros. Television, this one-hour drama is a bold, subversive take on the surreality of small-town life. Season 6 of Riverdale airs on Sundays at 8/7c on The CW.
Hall H


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: The School for Good and Evil: Soon to be a Netflix Movie

The School for Good and Evil (September 2022) is set to be one of Netflix’s biggest fantasy films ever, starring action legends Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne, and Michelle Yeoh in addition to future stars Sophia Anne Caruso and Sofia Wylie. Author and executive producer Soman Chainani gives this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the series that started it all, plus a one-of-a-kind merch giveaway and some special surprises!
Room 7AB


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Bound for Disney: Disney Bounding

Members of the Disney fandom and cosplay community discuss the history, rules, fashion, and artistic expression of Disneybounding, along with some useful tips and tricks for Disney and other theme park bounding. Featuring Danielle Beebe, Jimmy Sherfy, Karamia Capri, Alec Crow, and Melissa Gene Meyer.
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: CCI-IFF Awards Presentation

The films have been shown—now it’s time to hand out the trophies and recognition! Comic-Con’s Adam Neese (IFF and programming coordinator) talks to this year’s trio of judges—film and television creature and concept designer Neville Page, actor/comedian/writer/producer Bobby Herbeck, and host/journalist/film critic Grae Drake—about the films and presents prizes and trophies to the winners.
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Everybody Is Playing Dungeons & Dragons!

Experts in the field of Dungeons & Dragons and tabletop games—Todd Kenreck (Dungeons & Dragons), Saige Ryan (Pixel Circus, Smosh Games), LaTia Jacquise (Monte Cook Games), Johnny Stanton IV (Cleveland Browns) and B. Dave Walters (The Black Dice Society, LA by Night)—share how role-playing games have found their way into pop culture and will continue their meteoric rise. Hear about current trends in RPGs from live-stream plays, nostalgic releases, and more. Moderated by Ross Thompson (Steamforged Games).
Room 28DE


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: GeekED: Nerds Make School Cool

For educators and students alike, teaching, learning, and building community on campus can be enhanced by infusing nerdy passions into the environment. From designing programs and events to building bridges and creating new programs, this panel focuses on strategies using geek culture and personal passions to make work and learning more fun, inclusive, and impactful. College educators Jeremy Parker (UCSC), Sarah Molitoris (UCLA), Brian MacDonald (UCLA), and Bruin Gaming president, student Lauren Chen (UCLA) join moderator Alex Belisario (UC Santa Cruz).
Helen Price Reading Room, San Diego Central Library


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Kids Draw Superheroes!

Artists from graphic novels, comics, and animation will each work with individual kids to design an original superhero (or villain) in just 5 minutes, based on random superpowers chosen from a hat! It’s fast and furious, and as many kids as they can squeeze in will go home with an original piece of art! Featuring Lucas Turnbloom (Steve L. McEvil), Lonnie Millsap (New Yorker cartoonist), Justin Thompson (Charles Schulz Studios), Dan Santat (The Aquanaut), Jarrett Krosoczka (Lunch Lady), Matt Holm (Babymouse), Jeff Ranjo (Netflix Animation), Marty Davis (Disney Animation) with surprise guests as well. Moderated by Tom Racine of the Tall Tale Radio podcast.
Room 11


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Middle-Grade Fantasy Spotlight on Shannon Messenger

Shannon Messenger (Keeper of the Lost Cities) and moderator B. B. Alston (Amari and the Night Brothers) talk all things fantasy and Messenger’s New York Times bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series, including the upcoming ninth installment, Stellarlune.
Room 4


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: No Tow Trucks Beyond Mars

David Rosing (JPL Optical system engineer), Michael Lashore (JPL Mars Perseverance sampling & caching team), and Rhonda M. Morgan (JPL technologist, NASA HabEx planet finder concept) discuss how we go boldly where there’s no one around to fix it. Hear stories of engineering challenges in “coffin corner,” where designs have to meet seemingly impossible diametrically opposed requirements.
Room 25ABC


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Remembering Babylon 5

Babylon 5 was not only a seminal TV show, pushing the boundaries of storytelling, it was also a technical breakthrough. Delivering a sweeping space opera on a shoestring budget, the production team invented a new branch of CG to help tell the tales of the last, best hope for peace. Geoffrey Mark (Babylon 5, The Orville) and Mark O'Bannon (author, Imperium, Aia the Barbarian) join the original Babylon cast and crew as they explore and remember the fan-favorite series. Due to situations outside of our control, some cast and crew will be on video.
Room 32AB


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Spotlight on Jeff Smith

Bone creator Jeff Smith discusses his new graphic novel series TUKI, a heavily researched humor/fantasy epic set 2 million years ago, when multiple species of humans existed at the same time, but only one controlled fire! Other topics will include the status of the Bone movie and his new anthology project for Scholastic/Graphix called Bone: Tall Tales 2. Smith will be joined on stage by Tim Fielder, the Afro-futurist author of the graphic novels INFINITUM and Matty’s Rocket, to discuss the years they supported each other while working on their current books. A signing will follow after the panel at Cartoon Books booth #2109.
Room 29AB


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: The Writers’ Workshop, From Concept to Creation

Do you have an idea for a script? How about that book you wanted to write? Maybe you have it all written down but don’t know what to do with it. You are not alone. Content creation, publication, and marketing can be daunting. Host April Wahlin (author, Pandora Syndrome; actor; winner of Search for The Next Elvira) moderates panelists Tessa McFionn (novelist, A Curse of Forever, A Divine's Retribution), Jessica Maison (author and comics publisher, Wicked Tree Press, Plastic Girl Trilogy, Pistil), and Sam Boxleitner and Lee Boxleitner (screenwriters, Downstairs, Rupert) in this informal writing workshop with Q&A .
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: World Building for Film and Television

Aldis Hodge (Black Adam, One Night in Miami) and concept artists Phillip Boutté, Jr. (Black Panther, Maleficient) and Michael Uwandi (Moon Knight, The Mandalorian), the co-founders of 9B Collective, the first Black-owned concept art studio, discuss the business of designing characters, creatures, and worlds for the big and small screen.
Room 24ABC


11:00 am - 12:30 pm: How to Create a Comic Book with a Zander Cannon

Zander Cannon, an Eisner Award-winning artist, will show you how to make an 8-page minicomic from one sheet of paper. 
Room 2


11:15 am - 12:15 pm: Actor Omar Epps Shares First Look at Afrofuturist Fantasy Series

Known for his roles on House, This Is Us, Juice, Love & Basketball, and more, popular actor and producer Omar Epps turns to the world of young adult literature with an electrifying Afrofuturist fantasy, Nubia: The Awakening. Get the first look at this powerful saga about three teenage refugees from a fallen African utopia who must navigate newfound powers in a climate-ravaged New York City. Moderated by Krista Marino, VP and senior executive editor at Delacorte Press.
Room 6DE


11:15 am - 12:15 pm: The Wild History and Peculiar Influence of Underground Comix

Brian Doherty, author of a new history of underground comix, Dirty Pictures: How an Underground Network of Nerds, Feminists, Misfits, Geniuses, Bikers, Potheads, Printers, Intellectuals, and Art School Rebels Revolutionized Art and Invented Comix, will lead a discussion with Gary Groth (longtime editor The Comics Journal and publisher of Fantagraphics) and renowned cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets), about the past, present, and future of underground comix’s impact on the comics form, discussing how a legacy of graphic transgression, often hilarious and frequently troubling, by the likes of Robert Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, Howard Cruse, Art Spiegelman, Diane Noomin, Spain Rodriguez, and Aline Kominsky-Crumb blew open space for the exploration of autobiographical feminism, gay coming of age, and comics-as-museum-worthy art while remaining as crude, vulgar, and hilarious as comics can get.
Room 5AB


11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Behind the Bricks with LEGO Entertainment

Get a sneak peek at upcoming LEGO animation, specials, and LEGO Masters.Boone Langston (LEGO Masters) leads a panel sharing exciting new LEGO animation, including a dive into the epic finale of the current Ninjago series and exclusive peeks at the upcoming season of LEGO Masters. Followed by a Q&A featuring Rob May (producer, LEGO Masters), Robert Fewkes (producer, LEGO City Adventures), Jason Cosler (producer, LEGO Star Wars), and Doc Wyatt and Kevin Burke (writers, Ninjago).
Room 6BCF


11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Secret Origin of Good Readers

Create your own comic book in one day with award-winning artist Bill Morrison (The Simpsons) with Alan Carroll and Mimi Cruz from Night Flight Comics (Salt Lake City). For decades the Secret Origin crew have advocated reading by providing tools and models for educators to use in their individual classrooms. Bill will be creating a comic story from scratch with audience participation in order to show how exciting and engaging it can be for a student to enter the world of reading, writing, and creating their own stories.
Marina D, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


11:30 am - 12:30 pm: The Secrets Behind Captivating Comics Storytelling

A freewheeling conversation between Marcia Chen (Lady Mechanika), Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika), Erica Schultz (The Deadliest Bouquet), Tina Horn (SFSX), and Wyatt Kennedy (Bolero).
Room 10


11:30 am - 12:30 pm: 25 Years of Oni Press: Classic to Modern

James Lucas Jones (Oni Press publisher) and Charlie Chu (Oni Press VP of creative and business development) join comic experts and a special guest to celebrate the 25th anniversary and discuss the publisher’s legacy from comics to graphic novels, from licensed to creator-owned, from Scott Pilgrim to The Tea Dragon Society, and more.
Room 23ABC


11:45 am - 1:15 pm: Cartoon Voices 2

Once more, animation writer and voice director Mark Evanier assembles a panel of some of the best and most-heard cartoon voice actors in the business to demonstrate their craft. Showing off their skills will be Jim Meskimen (Thundercats, We Baby Bears), Rosemary Watson (Let’s Be Real), Fred Tatasciore (The Hulk, Family Guy), Kaitlyn Robrock (Minnie Mouse, Thundercats), and Zeno Robinson (My Hero Academia, The Owl House). There will be a reading of a classic fairy tale that will never be the same after these people get through with it.
Room 6A


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Mayans M.C. Screening and Q&A

Described by The Playlist as “one of the best series on TV,” FX’s fuel-injected drama series Mayans M.C. returns to Comic-Con for a special screening and a LIVE conversation with Elgin James (co-creator/executive producer/director/writer) and series stars JD Pardo (EZ Reyes), Clayton Cardenas (Angel Reyes), Danny Pino (Miguel Galindo), Sarah Bolger (Emily Thomas), Emilio Rivera (Marcus Alvarez), Michael Irby (Obispo “Bishop” Losa), Raoul Max Trujillo (Che “Taza” Romero), Frankie Loyal (Hank “Tranq” Loza), Joseph Lucero (Neron “Creeper” Vargas), Vincent Vargas (Gilberto “Gilly” Lopez), Gino Vento (Nestor Oceteva), and JR Bourne (Isaac Packer). Mayans M.C. follows the life of Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes, a member of the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Moderated by IndieWire’s Jim Hemphill. 
Hall H


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Adapting Famous Books and TV for Comics

Film, TV, and comics writers Mark Haynes (Battlestar Galactica, Stargate), David Avallone (Elvira, Doc Savage), and Steven Peros (SHI, Stoker & Wells) discuss and answer your questions about adapting famous novels, iconic characters, and hit TV shows to comics and graphic novels.
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Black and Queer in Popular Media

Black representation has gained integral attention within the geek culture. However, Black queer characters and stories continue to be limited or absent from the discussion. Prism Comics, moderator Viktor Kerney (StrangeLore, co-host of the MEGASHEEN podcast), and panelists Eric Cooper (Knight Seeker), Niq Hill (That Sh*t We Do Like and Black TARDIS podcasts), Ajuan Mance (1001 Black Men, Living While Black), Malissa White (Nightmare, Grimm Tales from the Grave), and Sean Z (Ramonah Rising) discuss a myriad of topics, from portrayals of Black queer people across media platforms to Black queer contributions to the sci-fi, fantasy, comics genre.
Room 29AB


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Causeplay: In Service to Others

Mark Chu-Lin (event coordinator and Avengers Initiative club president), Kevin Nagata (Avengers Initiative club vice president and Avengers Mid-Pacific administrator), Jennifer Athey (pharmacy technician and Avengers Initiative SoCal executive officer), Anthony Wills (pediatrician and Avengers Initiative member), Arthur Noche (MemorialCare Miller Children's Women's Hospital Long Beach child life specialist), and Xavier Garcia (Ronald McDonald House Inland Empire special events manager) discuss how cosplayers and prop builders serve their communities through their love of pop culture. Hear about their experiences, learn how to join organized groups, learn about some of the organizations that receive help, and find out how to get involved in service efforts.
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Celebrate YA Comics

From the publisher that brought you Lumberjanes, Fence, and Giant Days comes a panel filled to the MAX with a celebration of teen drama, young love, and queer joy. Meet some of your favorite YA comics creators including Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes, Hollow), Michael Dialynas (Wynd, The Woods), Nicole Andelfinger (An Ember in the Ashes, Power Rangers), and editors Dafna Pleban (senior editor, BOOM! Box) and Elizabeth Brei (editor, BOOM! Studios) as they discuss what they love about making comics and what’s next for these all-stars. Moderated by Tina Lerno (ALA GNCRT).
Room 25ABC


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Effective Expressions for Your Characters

In this lecture/demonstration, Ron Lemen will be showing effective techniques for drawing subtle and extremely effective expressions for your characters. He will cover how the skin reacts to the muscles underneath it and how the expression goes beyond just the key features of our face, give drawing tips for fast expressions, and provide some exercises that will help you develop your expressions from any angle.
Room 11


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Exploring the Science in Science Fiction

Dr. Erin Macdonald (Star Trek science advisor), Dr. James T. Keane (planetary scientist, NASA JPL), Dr. Tiffany Kataria (research scientist, NASA JPL), and Daniel W. Rasmus (Listening to the Future, University of Washington instructor) will answer fans’ deepest questions about the science behind science fiction. Moderated by Alyssa Rasmus (editor, Best Entertainment Reviews).
Room 24ABC


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: GeekED: Civil War or Civil Conversation?

Fandom is more diverse than ever before, and yet it is also more divided. Social media attacks on actors of color, controversy around race and gender-switching of fictional characters, and emerging issues related to community, inclusion, and mental health have created strong responses from various perspectives. College educators Jada Anderson (University of Maryland, College Park), Sunny Yen (UCLA), David Surratt (University of Oklahoma), and psychologist Dr. Christine Catipon (UC Irvine) explore how fandom can create the necessary frameworks for difficult but necessary conversations. Moderated by Emily Sandoval (USC).
Helen Price Reading Room, San Diego Central Library


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Injecting the Personal

Every story we tell ends up being personal. It’s the nature of art and of creation. The things we value, that frighten us, that we long to see in the world, they come out in our stories. How do we honor those personal stories? Andrew Aydin (Run: Book One) and Comic-Con Special Guests Tom Batiuk, Cecil Castellucci, and Sophie Yanow convey how they put their stories into the world and what that means to them. Moderated by Vince Alvendia (Dark Agents: Book One).
Room 28DE


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Magical Middle Grade

Growing up is hard, especially when you're also dealing with potential world-ending battles between good and evil. Tracy Badua (Freddie vs. the Family Curse), Soman Chainani (Rise of the School for Good and Evil), Shannon Messenger (Keeper of the Lost Cities), Lilah Sturges (Girl Haven), and Kiersten White (Wretched Waterpark) share the joys of writing middle-grade stories and the importance of books that show a younger generation ready to take on the world. Whether they are facing curses, sudden travel between worlds, or haunted theme parks, these kids exceed expectations in every way and have a lot of fun while doing so. Moderated by Judy Prince-Neeb (children's services librarian, South Pasadena Public Library).
Room 7AB


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Spotlight on Mariko Tamaki

Eisner Award winner Mariko Tamaki, curator of Surely Books, co-creator of This One Summer (with Jillian Tamaki) and Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me (with Rosemary Valero-O’Connell), writer for DC Comics and Marvel, talks comics, superheroes, and complex characters.
Room 4


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Comics Arts Conference Session #14: Comic Theory

Gina Matteo (San Francisco State University) demonstrates the significance of using the comics form in higher academia, specifically when understanding theory, along with how comics can offer another perspective on ideas of space, body, and movement. Jessica Boykin (Arizona State University) argues that with his graphic memoir trilogy March the late Civil Rights champion John Lewis challenged conservative narrative through visual rhetoric. Amy Jacobs (Muskegon Community College) picks apart the chain of intergenerational trauma between Art Spiegelman’s In the Shadow of No Towers and his seminal work, Maus. Sam Langsdale (Monstrous Women in Comics) reads Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staple’s ongoing comic Saga through an ecocritical lens.
Room 26AB


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Ball-Jointed Dolls

Doll creators, owners, and enthusiasts discuss the world of ball-jointed resin dolls from companies such as Volks, Fairyland, Luts, Iplehouse, Bergemann Dolls, and others. Panelists will discuss the artistic process behind the creation and customization of ball-jointed dolls, as well as information about the BJD collector community. You'll learn the basics about BJDs, pick up tips on customizing, maintaining, and photographing these beautiful dolls, and learn about the BJD collector community. From tiny to towering, it's a great opportunity to experience the different types of dolls in the world of BJDs.
Room 32AB


12:15 pm - 1:45 pm: CBLDF Live Art Jam

Top comics artists will welcome you into their creative process and share their perspectives and personal stories about censorship. Watch live art being created, learn about censorship, and bid to win the pieces made during the panel. All proceeds benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s ongoing battle against the rising tide of censorship in our schools, libraries, and stores.
Room 5AB


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Comixology: Scottober: West Coast Edition

Comics editor and writer Greg Lockard sits down with celebrated comic book writer Scott Snyder, comic, film, and editorial illustrator Tula Lotay, award-winning comic artist and writer Jamal Igle, and comic, film, and gaming design artist Dan Panosian for a discussion on their recent Comixology Originals titles in celebration of Scottober: West Coast Edition.
Room 6DE


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Concept Artists of Television and Film #2

Concept artists Constantine Sekeris (Masters of the Universe, House of Dragons, Guardians of the Galaxy 3), David Masson(Black Adam, Blue Beetle, Thor: Love and Thunder), Jen Hancock (American Horror Stories, Violent Night, Haunted Mansion), Maybelle Pineda (graphic surface designer, Black Adam, Blue Beetle, Wakanda Forever), Oksana Nedavniaya (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Wheel of Time), and Phillip Boutte Jr (CEO of 9B Collective, Wakanda Forever, Blue Beetle, Masters of the Universe), discuss the process behind creating concept art for some of the most exciting productions on television and in film.
Room 10


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: IDW Artist's Editions: Original Comic Book Art Never Looked So Good!

Scott Dunbier and IDW Publishing set the industry standard for high-end archival collectibles when they launched the Artist's Edition line, giving comics lovers everywhere the most authentic original comic art experience possible, from such greats as Jack Kirby, Walter Simonson, and Jim Lee (to name a few)! Scott, a masterful storyteller in his own right, relates personal stories of how these Artist's Editions are made and what's coming next.
Room 23ABC


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Secrets to Successful Self-Publishing: From Concept to Audiobook

Audiobook narrator Scott Brick (Dune, Jack Reacher, Jurassic Park) sits down with bestselling author Brett Battles (The Cleaner, Becoming Quinn, Mercy) to discuss the secrets of successfully self-publishing your novel and getting it to the marketplace. From choosing a lucrative topic to avoiding common missteps, Brick and Battles offer valuable insights in this interactive panel. Moderated by audiobook narrator and APA webcast host Suzanne Elise Freeman.
Room 2


12:45 pm - 2:45 pm: Lightyear Screening

Prepare to go to Infinity and beyond as Disney/Pixar brings a special screening of Lightyear for Comic-Con attendees. The animated sci-fi action-adventure is the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Chris Evans), the hero who inspired the toy. Lightyear follows the legendary Space Ranger on an intergalactic adventure alongside ambitious recruits Izzy, Mo, and Darby, and his robot companion, Sox. As this motley crew embark on their toughest mission yet, they must learn to work as a team to escape the evil Zurg and his dutiful robot army who are never far behind. Lightyear is directed by Angus MacLane and produced by Galyn Susman and includes the voices of Chris Evans, Uzo Aduba, James Brolin, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Keke Palmer, Efren Ramirez, Peter Sohn, Dale Soules, Taika Waititi, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. Lightyear arrives on Disney+, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, DVD, and Digital this summer.
Room 6BCF



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