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Friday, July 22, 2022, 9:30 am - 12:45 pm
« on: July 01, 2022, 05:44:51 PM »
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Panels - Friday, July 22, 9:30am - 12:45pm


9:30 am - 10:15 am: ComicsPRO: Fresh Start

ComicsPRO, the retailer trade association, starts your Friday at Comic-Con with a cup of java, light snacks, and lively conversation about the business of comics. Industry retailers, publishers, and distributors are encouraged to attend. Bring your business card!
Room 12


9:30 am - 10:15 am: Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailing Award Video Parade

Joe Ferrara (Atlantis Fantasyworld, CA), the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award facilitator, presents a look at videos of this year's retailer award finalists. Engaging discussion about each nominated retailer, the store's display techniques, and other unique features every attending retailer can learn from. Steal some great ideas for your store here!
Room 12


10:00 am - 10:45 am: That’s NOT All, Folks! Looney Tunes for Everyone!

Don’t forget that left turn at Albuquerque on your way to the Looniest panel at San Diego Comic-Con! Take a look at all the latest from the Loon-iverse, including the new season of Looney Tunes Cartoons, the new series Bugs Bunny Builders, the new Tiny Toons Looniversity, and bonus surprises. EricBauza (voice of Bugs Bunny, Tweety, Daffy Duck, and more) moderates an all-star panel with AlexKirwan (supervising producer, Looney Tunes Cartoons), AbeAudish (supervising producer, Bugs Bunny Builders), NateCashe and ErinGibson (co-executive producers of Tiny Toons Looniversity), and others. Stick around for sneak peeks, giveaways, and looney games!
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Comic-Con Film School 102: Production

Day 2 of this four-day course on microbudget moviemaking focuses on the specifics of production, from shooting techniques to lighting on the cheap to crew positions you need (and don't need), to costuming, props, and set decorating for as little money as possible. 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: Digging Deep: Exploring Complex Issues When Creating a Graphic Novel

Graphic novels are the perfect medium to examine heavy topics, from social issues to substance abuse to war. Creators discuss how they weave in these plot points to create bestselling gn's for readers of all ages. Panelists include Jennifer and Matthew Holm (Sunny Side Up), Dan Santat (The Aquanaut), Jarrett Krosoczka (Hey, Kiddo), and Christina Soontornvat (The Tryout). Moderated by Tom Racine (Tall Tale Radio podcast).
Room 25ABC


10:00 am - 11:00 am: From Sci-fi Imaginary to Tech Reality: The New Science of Holograms

Thomas Conner (UCSD), Tara Knight (Colorado U, Mikumentary), and Raffi Kryszek (PROTO’s head of hardware innovation) break down the science and culture behind hologram technologies, following the imaginaries from comics, Star Wars, and Star Trek into real-world tech, from Tupac’s resurrection to 3D videoconferencing.
Room 28DE


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Gaaays in (Actual) Spaaace

How on-screen representation in science fiction has led to real-life inclusion in STEM and the space industry. Penny Johnson Jerald (Dr. Finn, The Orville), Mark Jackson (Isaac, The Orville), Matt Gohd (Zero G, president), Kim Macharia (Space Prize executive director), Tim Chrisman (Foundation for the Future executive director), and Inara Tabir (aerospace industry insider) discuss what can be done today to build a future that goes beyond inclusion. Moderated by Dan Deevy (GIS executive director).
Room 23ABC


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Garry Leach Memorial

Garry Leach died suddenly in March. He was an incredibly talented artist who co-created Marvelman (later called Miracleman) with Alan Moore for Warrior magazine 40 years ago. Garry would go on to co-create A1, a brilliant comics anthology in the late 1980s, and draw the first issue of Warren Ellis's Global Frequency. But there was so much more to Garry; his generosity was legendary. His warmth, humor, and, yes, stubbornness were all part of what made him so special. Two of his closest friends, Scott Dunbier and Doselle Young (and a few surprises), provide a brief introduction to the life and career of one of the finest creators you probably know very little of.
Room 9


10:00 am - 11:00 am: International Student Comic Collaboration: Spirit Skies Vol. 2

Come see how students can use comics, art, and the love of learning and share it with the world! Youth from Kabul, Hong Kong, Panama, and Tijuana are using comics to both connect and heal the planet. Since last year's publication of Volume 1 of Spirit Skies last year the group has moved onto the international phase. Students meet monthly over Zoom and share art and poetry. Recordings from students in Hong Kong, Panama, and Kabul will be included.
Helen Price Reading Room, San Diego Central Library


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Intro to TV Writing: From First Draft to Getting Staffed

Moderator Spiro Skentzos (Arrow) and showrunners Keto Shimizu (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Mickey Fisher (Reverie), Kira Snyder (The Handmaid's Tale), Deric Hughes (Quantum Leap), and executive David Sigurani (EVP, AfterShock Media) discuss navigating the TV spec terrain, including beginner’s mistakes, what they look for in a writer, and what it takes for you to write a killer spec that will stand above the crowd. There will be a Q&A component, so bring your questions.
Room 4


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Key Frames: Creators Talk Their Favorite Single Panels in Comics

From splash pages to quiet character beats, we've asked some of today's hottest new creators to pick a panel from a comic that was most influential on them as readers, and one from their own work that they're proudest of. Writers Josh Trujillo (Rick and Morty, The United States of Captain America) and Chris Miskiewicz (Elvis, Grateful Dead: Origins, This Is Where We Fall) and illustrator Curt Merlo (That Distant Fire, Gunk) discuss comic craft. Moderated by artist Vincent Kings (Star Trek: Resurgence, Last Comic Book on the Left, Time Dog).
Room 32AB


10:00 am - 11:00 am: The Dan Slott Panel of Comic Book Accountability, or "Why did you do THAT to my favorite comic character?"

It's 10 in the morning. Dan Slott has a spotlight panel and is probably groggy. If you ask him the right questions, he might slip up and accidentally give away something important. How can you pass that up? He's written Ren & Stimpy, Batman, She-Hulk, Silver Surfer, Fantastic Four, and the longest-ever run of Amazing Spider-Man. Ask him anything. Also, this will be the first panel where you can ask him questions about his NEW ongoing Marvel series . . . which will have been announced by now. Yeah. You know you've got questions about that!
Room 6DE


10:00 am - 11:00 am: The Toy Panel: Episode II

From the drawing table to the shelf! These toy people are here to answer any questions you may have about creating toys with a focus on story, design, licensing, and merchandising. Panelists include Whitney Pollett (toy designer and new IP creator for Disney, Nickelodeon, Spin Master and more), Jeremy Padawer (chief brand officer at Jazwares), Menal McGrath (VP of global licensing at Moose Toys), Dawn Roxanne Patmon (former design director at Hasbro, toy consultant, and founder of streetwear brand, Art Drip Studios), Eric Bao Phan (former chief marketing officer at Bait and current VP at Goodsmile), and Dolly Ahluwalia (senior vice president of licensing and innovation at Funko). Moderated by award-winning executive chef and toy enthusiast, Jillian Bartolome.
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


10:00 am - 11:00 am: We Are Groot: Large Cosplay on a Budget

Joe Queen (2017 D23 Costume finalist and [email protected] 2021 Masquerade winner), Lucas Queen (2020 Live with Kelly & Ryan Halloween costume winner and [email protected] 2021 Masquerade winner), Brian Slape (costume and prop builder), Peyton Slape (cosplayer), and Josh Cole (cosplayer) discuss how they built their Adult and Baby Groot costumes on a limited budget (using thrift store and local hardware items, swim noodles, and various types of foam). They will also share construction tips to inspire you to make an epic costume without breaking the bank. The panelists will show how they used these techniques to make a 7’4” Gladiator Hulk costume and a Princess Ariel wheelchair costume for a special needs child through the Magic Wheelchair nonprofit organization.
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Writing in Someone Else’s Universe

Authors Adam Christopher (Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith), Suyi Davies (Stranger Things: Lucas on the Line), Alexandra Monir (Black Canary: Breaking Silence), Beth Revis (Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel), and Douglas Wolk (All of the Marvels) discuss the process of writing for and about famous pop culture brands, from Star Wars and Stranger Things to the universes of Marvel and DC. Moderated by Elizabeth Schaefer (editorial director, Random House Worlds).
Room 7AB


10:00 am - 11:30 am: The 22nd Annual Animation Show of Shows

Ron Diamond (curator, producer) presents the annual collection of incredible international animated shorts. Diamond will conduct a post-screening audience Q&A with panelist Jo Meuris (director, animator). The Animation Show of Shows is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit that brings hand-picked selections of notable international animated shorts to the public, at colleges and universities, and at leading animation studios, media, game, and tech companies.
Ballroom 20


10:00 am - 11:30 am: The Black Panel

This year marks the official 25th Anniversary of The Black Panel. The world is changing, and race is at the forefront of that change. After 25 years, where are we? Panelists include Bill Duke (Sister Act, Black Lighting), Dan Evans (Netflix Animation), Felicia D. Henderson (executive producer The Punisher writer, DC Comics), Ralph Farquhar (executive producer The Proud Family), Orlando Harding (The Night Stalker), Tim Fielder (Infinitum, Matty's Rocket), and Neil Gaiman* (American Gods, Sandman Books of Magic) hosted By Michael Davis, Ph.D., for a lively discussion.
Room 5AB


10:00 am - 1:15 pm: Wizards of the Coast's Legends of the Multiverse

Legends of the Multiverse is an ambitious Dungeons & Dragons play series that tells interwoven stories of many adventurers across the multiverse. This special live episode at Comic-Con includes dungeon master Aabria Iyengar (Critical Role, Dimension 20), Robbie Daymond (Critical Role), B. Dave Walters (The Black Dice Society, LA by Night), Gina Darling (G4TV), Todd Kenreck (Dungeons & Dragons), and Meagan Kenreck (Heroes of the Vale) as they play for the first time, together in-person!
Omni Grand Ballroom ABC, 4th Floor, Omni San Diego Hotel


10:15 am - 11:15 am: Multiversus

Get a behind-the-scenes look at MultiVersus, the all-new free-to-play, platform fighter video game featuring an ever-expanding cast of beloved heroes and personalities from Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn (DC) to Shaggy (Scooby-Doo), Bugs Bunny (Looney Tunes), Arya Stark (Game of Thrones) and many others. MultiVersus introduces a team-based 2 vs. 2 format with fun-filled multiplayer bouts set against the backdrop of various reimagined environments from the characters’ legendary worlds, including Batman's Batcave, Jake and Finn's Tree Fort (Adventure Time), Scooby’s Haunted Mansion, and much more. Get details about the game from panelists Tony Huynh (co-founder, Player First Games) and game director for MultiVersus and Sheloman Byrd (executive producer, Warner Bros. Games), along with MultiVersus actors Matthew Lillard (voice of Shaggy) and Tara Strong (My Little Pony, Teen Titans Go!, voice of Harley Quinn). The MultiVersus Open Beta is available on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 consoles, Xbox Series XS, Xbox One consoles, and PC with full cross-play support.
Room 6BCF


10:30 am - 11:30 am: Across the Universe and Your Screens: The Star Trek Experience

Since Star Trek first arrived on TV screens in 1966, it has spawned multiple franchises and timelines spanning film, TV, video games, and more. This year marks a new adventure for the galactic saga with the arrival of Strange New Worlds on Paramount+. Paramount’s Erika Winterholler will speak to the newest addition to the franchise and the importance of partners such as leading video game company Scopely, who help keep fans engaged with the beloved IP and its expanding timelines. Alongside Erika, David Eckelberry of Scopely will discuss how the game team keeps up with the ever-expanding franchise for its popular title Star Trek Fleet Command (the most engaging Star Trek mobile game today) and why it’s important. Talent from Strange New Worlds will also join the discussion to dive into how they brought their character to life on screen, what it’s like to be part of the historic franchise, and how the character’s journey plays out in-game. Anson Mount (Captain Christopher Pike from Strange New Worlds) will also join the discussion to dive into how he brought his character to life on screen, what it’;s like to be part of the historic franchise, and how his character’s journey plays out in-game.
Room 29CD


10:30 am - 11:30 am: Mark Gruenwald: A Hall-of-Fame Career

Catherine Schuller Gruenwald (legacy advocate, director of Cosplay Runway), Jordan Blum (writer/producer for American Dad and Hulu’s M.O.D.O.K., creator-owner of Minor Threats for Dark Horse), and Eisner Hall of Famer Bill Sienkiewicz discuss the life, history, and impact of this important figure for Marvel Comics and beyond. Moderated by Daniel Hort (Onomatopoeia-Arts).
Room 6A


10:30 am - 11:30 am: The Secret History of Batman and The Spirit

The Bronx’s DeWitt Clinton High School is legendary for its many accomplished alumni, including many in comics. Among them were Will Eisner, Bob Kane, and Bill Finger. Kane and Finger would go on to create Batman in 1939, while a year later, Eisner’s The Spirit would debut. The creators of these two icons knew each other and shared many of the same influences. Michael Uslan (executive producer of the Batman movies), Athena Finger (granddaughter of Batman co-creator Bill Finger), Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight), Andrew Kunka (The Will Eisner–Jack Katz Letters), Michael Dooley (The Education of a Comics Artist), and Maggie Thompson (Comics Buyer’s Guide) discuss the surprising connections between the characters and their creators. Danny Fingeroth (A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee) moderates.
Room 24ABC


10:30 am - 11:30 am: Z2 Comics: The Last Comic Book on the Left

Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks, and Henry Zebrowski have been filling our ears with laughs and shrieks for over a decade with The Last Podcast on the Left. This summer, their hilarious, obsessively researched tales of the morbid and morose transcend mediums for The Last Comic Book on the Left, a chilling anthology filled with Last Podcast icons, including Detective Popcorn, sexy Mothman, and John Wayne Gacy. The trio join Last Comic writer/rad actor David Dastmalchian (Count Crowley, Suicide Squad) for a panel filled with tons of heart—both metaphorical and literal. Moderated by Z2 Comics Publisher Joshua Frankel.
Room 10


10:30 am - 12:00 pm: The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power

Prime Video's new series brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth's history. This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, from the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map. Meet cast members Morfydd Clark, Charles Edwards, Rob Aramayo, Benjamin Walker, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charlie Vickers, Nazanin Boniadi, Tyroe Muhafidin, Daniel Weyman, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Trystan Gravelle, Maxim Baldry, Ema Horvath, Lloyd Owen, Leon Wadham, Markella Kavenagh, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Sara Zwangobani, Sophia Nomvete, and Owain Arthur along with showrunners JD Payne, Patrick McKay, and EP Lindsey Weber. 
Hall H


10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Comic Book Law School 202: Making a Living

While many creators will tell you their greatest joy comes from their acts of creation, that joy must be balanced with the importance of earning a living from their efforts. But commercializing creative works can be fraught with peril; best to be as prepared as possible. Noted attorney Michael Lovitz, author of the acclaimed The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, along with Legion M’s COO Terri Lubaroff, tackle some advanced issues faced by creators (and the businesses that they work with) when seeking to monetize their creations. This session will provide insights into options and opportunities for generating income from your creative endeavors, including licenses and transfers of rights; understanding key terms in contracts and licenses, from publishing to merchandising to distribution agreements; and key things to know when Hollywood comes knocking. Please note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and insights to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. [This program is approved for 1.5 credits of California MCLE.]
Room 11


10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Comics Arts Conference Session #5: Queering Comics

Maite Urcaregui (San José State University) examines moments in Breena Nuñez’s autobiographical comics where Nuñez uses strategic manipulations of visual self-representation, paneling, and intertextuality to articulate her queerness alongside her AfroLatinx identity. Don Unger (University of Mississippi) explains how the evolving relationship between two of Elfquest’s main characters, Cutter and Skywise, challenges readers to develop complex understandings of sexuality and gender identity and expression. Nathan Caballero (Texas Christian University) investigates how the recent trend of comic books prioritizing queerness as a coming-of-age narrative both subverts and upholds the cis heteropatriarchy. Chris Richardson (Young Harris College) explores Bruce Wayne's romantic relationships from 1939 to 2020 to better understand how he embodies the dominant expectations of each period like an empty vessel of effect and desire.
Room 26AB


11:00 am - 11:45 am: The Origin Story You’ve Been Waiting For . . . Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai

Magic, mystery, mayhem, and Mogwai! The cast and crew of Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai answer your questions about the upcoming HBO Max animated prequel series. Executive producers Tze Chun and Brendan Hay, alongside Tara Rueping (art director), Izaac Wang (the voice of Sam), A. J. LoCascio (voice of Gizmo), Gabrielle Neveah Green (voice of Elle), and others will unveil the first clues to unlocking the secrets of the Mogwai that will leave you hungry for adventure (just don’t eat after midnight!). Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai is produced by Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation.
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Autobio Comics

From small slice-of-life webcomics to deep dives into family history, autobiographical comics take readers on an intimate journey. Personal stories have the ability to bring people together, to give them a glimpse into a life very similar to their own or one that is drastically different. Comic-Con Special Guests Henry Barajas, Cecil Castellucci, Miriam Libicki, Nathan Pyle, Raina Telgemier, and Barbara Kesel discuss their stories and how they created them.
Room 29AB


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: CGC Comics 101

Matt Nelson (CGC president) will discuss the origins of comic book certification and the effect of grading on the marketplace over the last 20 years. He’ll also cover CGC’s process of certifying comics, tips on submitting, and utilizing CCS, an affiliate of CGC that offers comic book enhancement services.
Room 23ABC


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Cosplay Makeup 101

This panel goes into what it takes to perfect your cosplay by having great makeup to go with it. It will cover beauty makeup, appliance application, special fx makeup, sculpting, molding, casting, and wig styling. Professional makeup artists and wig stylists Keaghlan Ashley (SFX MUA, Face Off Season 7, Face Off All Stars), Chrissy Lynn (MUA, Bat in The Sun's Superpower Beatdown) and Jessica Mills (hairstylist, Book of Boba Fett) will answer your questions about makeup to match your costuming and cosplay and offier tips and tools of the trade. Turn your great cosplay into an amazing one with awesome makeup. Moderated by Dawn Banks (plus-size model, fashion blogger Stygian Siryn).
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Crafting the Future: Transgressing Genres in Science Fiction

Charlie Jane Anders (Dreams Bigger than Heartbreak), Ryka Aoki (Light from Uncommon Stars), Pierce Brown (Red Rising), Blake Crouch (Upgrade), and Paul Cornell (Rosebud) discuss their individual approaches to SF and what makes it such an inclusive and groundbreaking genre for exploring possibilities of the future. Each of these authors pushes against the limits of what sci-fi can be, melding it with other genres to explore new worlds and new adventures. Moderated by Dr. Jeanelle Horcasitas (educator, technical writer, and speculative futurist).
Room 32AB


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Dos a Tres Caidas: Historietas and Lucha Libre

The thrill of the Mexican Lucha Libre comes to comic books by the hand of Rulo Valdes (artist, Canek Jr.), Alberto Chimal (writer, Canek Jr.), and internationally famous masked wrestler Canek Jr. They will talk about the legacy of Lucha Libre, both in the ring and on the pages of comic books, as both are a long tradition in Mexican comics. Moderated by Sebastian M. Finck (host, NerDos Podcast).
Omni Grand Ballroom DE, 4th Floor, Omni Hotel


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Entertainment, Engagement, and Empathy

Librarians often remark that there is a book for every reader, and that adage is finally holding true for comics and graphic novels, too! Comics creators share how their approach to comics not only offers readers entertainment but also opportunities to engage more deeply with difficult topics and build empathy for others. The line-up includes Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock (Salt Magic), Comic-Con Special Guest Sophie Yanow (The Contradictions), Jerry Craft (Class Act), Jose Pimienta (Twin Cities), Gabriela Epstein (Invisible), and moderator Matthew Noe (past president for ALA's Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table).
Helen Price Reading Room, San Diego Central Library


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: From Romance to Thrillers: Learn How Bestselling Comics Get Genre Right

Some of the top comics creators in the industry—Pornsak Pichetshote (The Good Asian), Tom King (Love Everlasting), Hannah Rose May (Rogues' Gallery), Tony Fleecs (Stray Dogs), Dustin Nguyen (Little Monsters), and Mirka Andolfo (Sweet Paprika)—discuss how genre impacts and informs their process. From playing up genre tropes to putting a unique spin on an old standard, these creators are conjuring comics that bring the genre into a new era of storytelling.
Room 25ABC


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Independent Creators' Summit

Collectively during this CovID-19 stretch, these creators have sold feature scripts, had multiple successful crowdfunding campaigns, produced books, and founded distribution systems. All of the participants have expanded their creative footprints into media outside of comics. They include: Dr. LaWana Richmond (San Diego's Afrofuturism Lounge), Russell Nohelty (USA Today bestselling author, publisher, and speaker), DeWayne L. Copeland (author, film writer/director; founder/CEO of streaming startup Channel Mythkeeper), and Robert Roach (indie comics creator of Ithuriel,The Roach, and Menthu).
Room 4


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Outlandish Confabulation

Ginger Wiseman (The Outlander Podcast), Summer Reynolds (The Outlander Podcast), Sarah Ksiazek (Outlander TV News), Katherine Stinson (Outlander TV News), and Heather Insley (Outlander SoCal Edition) hold a no-holds-barred discussion of their favorite characters, storylines, and theories, main books, bulges, TV seasons: it’s all fair game.
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Rob Liefeld–Robservations Live

Comics legend Rob Liefeld (Deadpool, Cable, X-Force) records his podcast Robservations live from SDCC 2022.
Room 7AB


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: The New Face of Jewish Comics

The portrayal of Jews in comics and Jewish people making comics has grown and changed immensely from titles involving Nazis or neurotic New Yorker stereotypes. This panel profiles some of the best and brightest up-and-coming Jewish talent and titles.
Room 28DE


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: The Power of Love: Romance in Books and Media

Romance is having a moment. From Bridgerton dazzling the small screen to genre titles dominating the bestseller lists and social media, the love for this genre knows no bounds. Bestselling authors, media, and influencers discuss the extraordinary year in romance, the power of the happily ever after, and what to expect for the genre that has brought joy to so many. Ali Hazelwood (The Love Hypothesis), Adriana Herrera (A Caribbean Heiress inParis), Christina Lauren (Something Wilder), Maureen Lee Lenker (Entertainment Weekly), and Shyla Watson (Phenomenal Media) hold a lively discussion. Moderated by Natasha Polis (Tashapolis/influencer).
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Women of the Hollywood Art Department

Hear from several of the talented women and members of the Art Directors Guild who are responsible for dreaming, designing, and drawing some of the most memorable and immersive environments for film and TV. The discussion will cover their creative and professional journeys, putting their creativity to work to overcome unique challenges, and how they envision the Art Department of the future. Panelists include Samantha Avila (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol III, Spider-Man: No Way Home), Tina Charad (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol III, The Batman), Jasmine Alexia Jackson (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Station 11), Lauren Polizzi (Top Gun: Maverick, Captain Marvel), and Shamim Seifzadeh (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, The Book of Boba Fett). Moderated by Kate Weddle (Yellowstone, WandaVision, The Suicide Squad).
Room 9


11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Drawing with Todd Nauck

Comic book artist Todd Nauck sketches favorite superhero characters and discusses his 28 years in the comic book industry.
Room 2


11:15 am - 12:15 pm: Spotlight on Scott Snyder

Comics editor Will Dennis (Y: The Last Man, Nocterra, 100 Bullets) sits down with celebrated comic book writer Scott Snyder. Scott is best known for his work on Batman, American Vampire, and Wytches. He has recently worked on series for Comixology Originals including We Have Demons with Greg Capullo, Night of the Ghoul with Francesco Francavilla, and Clear with Francis Manapul.
Room 6DE


11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Comics for Ukraine

Comics for Ukraine is a crowdfunded comics anthology through zoop.gg initiated and edited by Scott Dunbier to help relief efforts in Ukraine. Dozens of creators have stepped up to help. Alex Ross, Bill Sienkiewicz, Dave Johnson, and Arthur Adams have supplied covers. More than a dozen all-new stories will be included: Astro City by Busiek and Anderson, Groo by Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier, American Flagg by Howard Chaykin, Scary Godmother by Jill Thompson, Chew by John Layman and Rob Guillory, Grendel by Matt Wagner, Star Slammers by Walter Simonson, and Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai make up a portion of this book, But there are more, too many to list—so come to the panel (which will have several of the creators listed here) and find out about this very important book and what you can do to help this charitable endeavor.
Room 10


11:30 am - 12:30 pm: From Den of Geek and SuperheroIRL: Heroes and Villains . . . You Choose!

Societal villains are magnetic onscreen—and all-too-real in real life. How does pop culture reflect the present while leading us into the future? The villains in media are all-too-similar to the supervillains in our 24-hour news cycle. Celebs and experts discuss the key onscreen villains we love to hate and how the pop culture community can be heroes IRL. Moderated by Den of Geek, and featuring Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy), Sabrina Cartan (Fandom Forward co-president), Dr. Elisabetta DiMinico, and Chase Masterson (Star Trek: DS9, SuperheroIRL founder).
Room 5AB


11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Meet the Creators of Blackout

The authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Blackout and the hotly anticipated novel WhiteoutTiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon–engage in a panel discussion moderated by Adam Silvera (author, They Both Die at the End, The First to Die at the End). Blackout, a novel of Black love and joy, is currently in development as a TV and film project for Netflix, produced by the Obamas’ production company, Higher Ground, and Temple Hill. An exclusive sneak peek chapter sampler of Whiteout will be given to the first 50 fans at the autographing line.
Room 24ABC


11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Roddenberry and Streamily: Leveling up on Fandom

Learn how Roddenberry Entertainment and emerging signing superstar Streamily are bringing the fan experience to a whole new level. That’s right, the name that practically invented fandom is joining forces with the company that is now delivering the celebrity experience right to your doorstep. How does it work? What makes it different? What celebrities are involved? Get all these answers and more as moderator Clare Kramer is joined by Roddenberry COO Trevor Roth, Streamily’s Todd Jones, Mark DiPaola, Nick D’Orazio, and David Vincent.
Room 29CD


11:45 am - 12:45 pm: Spotlight on Frank Miller

The legendary artist/writer Frank Miller is regarded as one of the most influential and awarded creators in the entertainment industry today, known for his intense, and visceral storytelling and gritty noir aesthetic across comics, novels, and film. His transcendent and groundbreaking works include Ronin, Batman: The Dark Knight, Batman: Year One, Sin City, 300, and more. Recently, Miller launched Frank Miller Presents (FMP), an independent publishing company focused on creating and curating a line of comics that will prioritize developing and producing work with the industry's greatest and rising artists. Join Miller for a one-on-one interview conducted by his old pal Bill Sienkiewicz.
Room 6A


11:45 am - 1:15 pm: Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios head of streaming, television and animation Brad Winderbaum; head of visual development Ryan Meinerding; and special guests dive into all things animation with exclusive looks at X-Men 97, Marvel Zombies, What If…? season 2, and more.
Ballroom 20


12:00 pm - 12:45 pm: Smiling Friends Discussion and Q&A

Michael Cusak and Zach Hadel, the creators behind the new Adult Swim Series Smiling Friends, reveal what's in store for Pim, Charlie, and the rest of the company dedicated to bringing happiness to their bizarre yet colorful world.
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Adventure Beyond the Screen

In today's digital world, getting kids away from their screens and into a great graphic novel can be a difficult task. Creators and educators will discuss how to best craft graphic novels—and how to introduce those graphic novels at home, in libraries, and in classroom settings — to capture the attention of kids who live in a world of constant electronic offerings. With Dan Santat (The Aquanaut), Shauna J. Grant (Mimi and the Cutie Catastrophe), Jake Wyatt (The Well), Pablo Leon (Miles Morales: Stranger Tides), Brett Bean (Zoo Patrol Squad), and Tina Lerno (digital content librarian and comics specialist, Los Angeles Public Library).
Helen Price Reading Room, San Diego Central Library


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Being Seen: Defending Identity in the Comic Arts

Maus in Tennessee. New Kid in Texas. Gender Queer all over the nation. A rising tide of book challenges and bans has been sweeping the country, and recent studies by the American Library Association and PEN America have shown that these challenges overwhelmingly target BIPOC and LGBTQ+ creators, as well as diverse content. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund leads a discussion about identity censorship in comics, the importance of representation, and comics as tools for developing empathy and understanding of the world. Panelists will also discuss strategies to defend against book challenges in your community.
Room 11


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Career Paths into Game Development

As the business of video games now surpasses the annual revenues of both film and music combined, public interest in pursuing a career in the game industry has staggeringly increased in recent years. This has spawned a wide variety of educational and vocational options for individuals to pursue game development, but how exactly does one get the knowledge they need and then find a job in this very competitive industry? Learn from veteran game industry professionals about what it takes to launch a game development career and how there are many paths into the industry.
Room 23ABC


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Comics Arts Conference Session #6: Focus on Amy Chu

Comic-Con Special Guest Amy Chu (Red Sonja, Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death) is a pioneering comics writer, publisher, and scholar. She is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School with a degree in Architectural Design from MIT and a degree in East Asian Studies from Wellesley College. After a late-night discussion in 2010 over media representation with her friend Georgia Lee, Amy got the idea to found Alpha Girl Comics. The Alpha Girl Comics imprint is focused on telling exciting and relevant stories centered on empowering images and representations of women. With the tagline “Stories for Everyone,” this groundbreaking entity has made huge steps in normalizing the voice of women in comics. This panel will spotlight Amy’s life and work and her continuing fight for equity of representation in a medium that we all love. John Jennings (Parable of the Sower, Megascope) moderates.
Room 26AB


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Cosplay 102: Taking It to the Next Level and Beyond

Catherine M. Fisher (award-winning costumer), Bob Mogg (blogger and steampunk expert), Brendan Prout (501st and Rebel Legion member), Allison Fulster (graphic designer/artist and costumer), Sean Safken (expert propmaker and builder), and Michael Mason (filmmaker and cosplayer) will show you how to take your costuming into the big leagues.
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Framed! Comic Art in the Museum

Martin Mahoney (executive director Bennington Museum, VT; curator, Breathtaker Exhibition), RobertLemieux (Department of Communication and Cinema, McDaniel College), and RitaVandergaw (executive director, Comic-Con Museum) join Mark Wheatley (Breathtaker Exhibition, Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration) and Marc Hempel (Breathtaker, Sandman) to discuss how comic art is growing in popularity, with many exhibitions being presented at museums and galleries around the world. Museums are offering legitimacy to comics while discovering the rewards of these popular shows. The Norman Rockwell Museum is now touring Marc Hempel's and Mark Wheatley's Breathtaker Exhibition of the original graphic novel art. This discussion, moderated by J. C. Vaughn (curator, Atlas at Last!; Gemstone vice-president of publishing) explores the exciting new developments and the history of this expanding field.
Omni Grand Ballroom DE, 4th Floor, Omni Hotel


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: How to Work in Costumes for Film and TV

Costume professionals will discuss how each of their specialties add to the craft and how they individually came to be in the industry. This panel will include costume designers Kym Barrett (The Matrix, Shang-Chi), Christopher Lawrence (Ray Donovan, Bill Burr’s Old Dads), assistant costume designer Garnet Filo (The Mandalorian, Star Trek: Picard), costume illustrator Gloria Kim (The Mandalorian, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds), and "specialty custom made" Dorothy Bulac-Eriksen (Avengers: Infinity Wars, Star Trek: Picard), moderated by Clarissa Cruz from Entertainment Weekly.
Room 9


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Inside the Tortoise Shell: Lorena Alvarez

Comic-Con Special Guest Lorena Alvarez (Nightlights) discusses the process behind her comic books, mixing her childhood experiences with questions about creativity, science, and our relationship with nature.
Room 29AB


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: It's Frankenstein's Fault

Authors Demetra Brodsky (Last Girls), Gretchen McNeil (Dig Two Graves), Alyson Noel (Stealing Infinity), Marlene Perez (The Afterlife of the Party), and author/screenwriter Joshua Pruett (Predator: Eyes of the Demon) will have a lively and interactive discussion about the bad guys we love to hate; MONSTERS! From books to film and back again, what makes a classic monster, undead, extraterrestrial, and all too human, why we fall in love with them, and how to build effective monsters in your own work. Authors and screenwriters discuss how to build a better monster. Moderated by author T. H. Hernandez.
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Josei, Not YA

Deb Aoki (editor of Mangasplaining podcast, contributing writer for Publishers Weekly, she/her), Jamila Rowser (writer of Wash Day Diaries, founder of Black Josei Press, she/her), Dr. Shamika A. Mitchell (State University of New York, Rockland, Women in Comics Collective International, she/her), Jessica Tseang (international comics historian, she/her), and Laura Neuzeth (YouTube and TikTok vlogger, digital content creator, she/her) discuss the appeal and impact of josei manga, and the creators they're following from and beyond Japan for comics from the lens of, and for, women and femmes. Moderated by Christine Pasalo Norland (writer, founder, and president of Hello Barkada, she/her).
Room 32AB


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: No Latency Live–Cyberpunk RED Actual Play

Jade (Save the D8, SkullorJade), Paris Arrowsmith (Philomena, Hanna), Evan Christopher (Save the D8), Kendall Uyeji (Save the D8, Jet City Improv), and Peter d. M. Castro (System Switch, Sporcle) present Live Cyberpunk RED, by R. Talsorian games. The crew of the No Latency Podcast takes on a heist in their continuing adventures in Night City.
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Spotlight on Pierce Brown

Pierce Brown is the author of the internationally bestselling Red Rising series. Pierce and author Wesley Chu (The Art of Prophecy) discuss Red Rising, including the upcoming sixth installment in the series, and the future of Darrow. Howlers unite!
Room 25ABC


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: The Art of Ron Cobb

Get a unique opportunity to explore Ron Cobb's (concept artist, Alien, Back to the Future) incredible legacy as celebrated in The Art Of Ron Cobb from Titan Books. Movie luminaries Nick Castle, Mitch Suskin, Jim Bissell, John Eaves, Michael Backes and Jacob Johnston joined by Comic-Con Special Guest Bill Stout, share their stories of the great man and discuss the eternal influence of the world’s greatest concept artist. Moderated by Concept Art Association co-founders Rachel Meinerding and Nicole Hendrix.
Room 4


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: The History of Heavy Metal: The World's Greatest Illustrated Magazine

Heavy Metal has had a significant impact on modern mythology and pop culture as a whole. From the countless references to the careers it’s touched, Heavy Metal has inspired generations of scifi, fantasy, and horror around the world. Join us as we take a look at that rich history.
Room 28DE


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Star Wars and Fandom: The Early Days

Craig Miller, Lucasfilm's original director of fan relations, gives a slide show on the early days of Lucasfilm and marketing Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back to fandom and the world, including stories about how fans got involved and were kept involved starting a year before the film came out.
Room 7AB


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: AMC's Tales of the Walking Dead

Introducing a new series within The Walking Dead Universe, cast and creatives discuss the anthology of life-and-death, high-stakes survival within Tales of the Walking Dead. Cast will appear to discuss their exploration of unique stories within these stand-alone episodes focused on both new and established characters within the walker apocalypse. Creators will share their thoughts on single-episode storytelling, and cast will share behind-the-scenes anecdotes about these stories. Plus, view the premiere of the series’ trailer.
Hall H


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Celebrating 100 Years of Charles Schulz

Moderator Damian Holbrook (TV Guide) and panelists Robb Armstrong (JumpStart), Benjamin Clark (curator, Charles M. Schulz Museum), Melissa Menta (Peanuts Worldwide), Lex Fajardo (Creative Associates), and Hailey Cartwright and Promise Robinson (Armstrong Project scholarship recipients) discuss the centennial and legacy of the Peanuts creator; the publication of Charles M. Schulz: The Art and Life of the Peanuts Creator in 100 Objects; and Peanuts’ inspiring Armstrong Project (named for Franklin Armstrong, Peanuts’ first Black character): two $100,000 endowments to Howard and Hampton Universities to support the work of up-and-coming Black animators.
Room 24ABC


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: DC's Gotham

In a town like Gotham, it takes the bravest heroes to keep the city safe from some of the worst villains in crime. Panelists dive deep into some of the heroes, anti-heroes, and supervillains that make Gotham the wildest city in all of comics. DC executive editor Ben Abernathy moderates a discussion with Ram V (Detective Comics), Sean Gordon Murphy (Batman: Beyond the White Knight), Tini Howard (Catwoman), and Jock (Batman: One Dark Knight).
Room 6DE


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Hasbro Marvel Legends Panel

Steve Evans, Ryan Ting, and Dan Yun (Hasbro) plus Jesse Falcon (Disney) share exciting news for Hasbro’s popular Marvel Legends product line. They will give a sneak peek of upcoming items and hold a Q&A session.
Room 5AB


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: The Making of a Comic Book Page

Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Superman: Birthright) and Christian Gossett Vila (The Red Star, Cthulhutown) take you through the collaborative process of creating a comic book page, highlighting the importance of teamwork and communication. Mark will give a script page to Christian to draw, and Christian will draw it live. A can't-miss panel for those interested in the creative process of creating a comic book.
Room 29CD


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Using Color to Unify Storytelling

Color can be used to do more than render your character model, represent reality, or be an excuse to break out the color wheel. Color can be used to harmonize, bring focus, and accent mood within the character and the environment. Using Photoshop, Durwin S. Talon (illustrator, comic book creator, designer, digital artist; DC Comics, Oni Press, Image Comics and BOOM!/Archaia) will demonstrate how color can set the stage for strong sequential storytelling.
Room 2


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Walt Kelly and Pogo

Some would tell you that Walt Kelly’s Pogo was the cleverest, most wonderful newspaper strip of all time. It was certainly up there with them. It’s now being reprinted in full for the first time in a series of lovely hardcover volumes from Fantagraphics Books and Volume 8 (of 12) is on the presses now. Hear all about Kelly’s work from Pogo authority Maggie Thompson, Walt Kelly archivist Jane Plunkett, cartoonist (and creator of Bone) Jeff Smith, Fantagraphics editor Eric Reynolds, his co-editor and your moderator Mark Evanier.
Room 10


12:45 pm - 1:45 pm: World of Capcom

Get a peek at Capcom’s upcoming games with the latest trailers and news!
Room 6BCF



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