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10:00AM — 11:00AM   A&E Bates Motel
Room 6A
The Bates Motel is open for business in San Diego! Executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) will release new footage from the highly acclaimed A&E drama series Bates Motel exclusively for Comic Con attendees. The executive producers will be joined by the cast, including Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga (Norma Bates), Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates), Max Thieriot (Dylan), Olivia Cooke (Emma), and Nestor Carbonell (Sheriff Alex Romero) to discuss the show's unique backstory and creation. Fans will get an opportunity to hear more about season 2, debuting in 2014 on A&E, and will have a chance to ask the cast and creators questions during a Q&A. Moderated by Tim Stack from Entertainment Weekly.
10:00AM — 11:00AM   Behind the Creatures
Room 29A
Kirk R. Tatcher (Return of the Jedi, Gremlins, Star Trek IV, The Muppets) and Tony McVey (The Dark Crystal, Return of the Jedi, Gremlins, The Phantom Menace) relive their greatest behind-the-scenes stories from your favorite movies, including the Rancor that never was and Captain Kirk's surprise. Moderated by Sean Murphy.
10:00AM — 11:00AM   Comic-Con Film School 103: Working with Actors and a Crew
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Day 3 of our course on microbudget moviemaking deals with how to direct actors, organize a crew, and keep them all happy without anybody making a dime. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Vera Vanguard (producer of The Building of Good and Evil), Nick Murphy (writer/director of Pizza and Bullets), Jack Conway (writer/producer of Fear News), Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica), and actors Kat Steel, Josh Perilo, and Bradley Upton.
10:00AM — 11:00AM   Comic-Con How-To: Writing Your Superhero Novel
Room 2
Tom King, the author of a A Once Crowded Sky offers a step-by-step, practical approach to creating a superhero novel. Topics will include world building, character development, voice, POV, plot construction, experimentation, writing habits, revision, and publication. The class is intended to provide specific methods that work in putting comic book supermen into prose.
10:00AM — 11:00AM   Creating Animated Series
Room 9
What does it take to create or develop an animated TV series? Do you have to be a writer? An artist or animator? Both? Neither? What do you have to have to pitch an idea, and what are the studios and networks looking for? Members of the Writers Guild of America's Animation Writers Caucus who have created and developed series and network/studio executives who buy them talk about it and answer your questions. Ted Biaselli (VP, programming and development, The Hub), Steven Melching (Transformers Prime, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Craig Miller (Pocket Dragon Adventures, Trash Pack), Bob Roth (Disney's Legend of Tarzan, Penguins of Madagascar), and Dean Stefan (Matchbox Big Rig Buddies,Quack Pack) join the discussion.
10:00AM — 11:00AM   Hasbro Studios: My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic
Room 25ABC
Representatives from Hasbro Studios and The Hub TV Network's My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic share details of the making of the popular animated series and how the "friendship" and "magic" are brought to life. Also includes Q&A time.
10:00AM — 11:00AM   Machinima: Redefining the 'Fan Film'
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Machinima, a network that has been pushing the envelope on content development and creation since day one, has upped the ante once again. Joining forces with some of the most creative upcoming talent around, Machinima will discuss its fan films, the wildly successful Machinima Interactive Film Festival, and all the other mind-blowing content it has up its sleeves. Be a part of the discussion, with the slightly off-their-rocker folks at Machinima, along with a few equally insane special guests, as they talk about setting the bar with a new breed of content development, creation, and interaction. And of course, a bunch of exclusive, never-before-seen footage will be shown for your viewing pleasure. So you know where you're going to be Saturday morning, don't you?
10:00AM — 11:00AM   March: The Graphic Novel
Room 23ABC
Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African American president. Now, remembering how a 1950s comic book helped spread the philosophy and tools of nonviolent resistance among his generation of activists, Congressman Lewis has a new project to do the same for today's youth. Together with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole, The Silence of Our Friends, The Heroes of Olympus), he brings his incredible story to comics, in the graphic novel trilogy March. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the day Martin Luther King, Jr. said "I Have a Dream," meet the last living person who spoke from that podium, and see his incredible story come to life in a gorgeous graphic novel from Top Shelf Productions.
10:00AM — 11:00AM   Remembering Joe Kubert
Room 4
We lost one of comics' most beloved and respected creators in August 2012. Joe Kubert started drawing comics when he was twelve years old and didn't stop until he'd inspired and taught a couple of generations how it was done. Hear all about this extraordinary man from folks who knew and worked with him: Sergio Aragonés, Neal Adams, Paul Levitz, Russ Heath, Tom Yeates, Jon Cooke, and your moderator, Mark Evanier.
10:00AM — 11:00AM   Urban Fantasy: Myth and Magic in the City
Room 7AB
Paris, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Tucson, and cities of our own imagination come to life when tales of myth and magic are blended with the urban landscape. These stories are collectively known as Urban Fantasy, and many of today's popular authors are adding their otherworldly ingredients to the melting pots of modern (and not-so-modern) society. Authors Jim Butcher (Cold Days), Max Gladstone (Three Parts Dead), Kevin Hearne (The Iron Druid Chronicles), Richard Kadrey (Kill City Blues), Marlene Perez (Strange Fates), Kevin J. Anderson (Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.), and Liesel Schwarz (A Conspiracy of Alchemists) discuss the art of writing Urban Fantasy with Diana Gill of Harper Voyager US.
10:00AM — 11:00AM   You've Broken into Comics, Now What? How to Be a Pro
Room 28DE
You've found your collaborators, you've worked hard and gotten some comics made. Oh God, now what? Co-moderators writer Christopher Sebela (High Crimes) and Oni Press editor Charlie Chu (The Sixth Gun) address having a career in comics, behaving like a professional, and managing expectations once you are a working creator. Panelists include writer Cullen Bunn (Helheim), writer Joshua Williamson (Captain Midnight), and writer/artist Natalie Nourigat (It Girl and the Atomics).
10:15AM — 11:00AM   Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole!
Ballroom 20
Co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (Lost and Tron: Legacy) and Adam Horowitz (Lost and Tron: Legacy) introduce the world premiere screening of their newest series, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. This strange new land takes you to the other side of the rabbit hole, where you'll meet Alice, the Knave of Hearts, the White Rabbit and a host of other characters. Q&A as well as surprise guests will follow the screening. You won't want to miss who shows up at this panel!
10:30AM — 11:30AM   Film and TV Production Designers of the Art Directors Guild
Room 24ABC
In collaboration with a highly skilled art department, the production designer lays out the plan that will create small worlds to warm the heart, and entire civilizations to fire the imagination. Moderator Jim Bissell (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) joins panelists Darren Gilford (Oblivion, Tron: Legacy), Corey Kaplan (Scandal, The X-Files), Alex McDowell (Man of Steel), and Robert Stromberg (Oz the Great and Powerful, Avatar).
10:30AM — 11:30AM   Marvel Television Presents
Room 6BCF
It's the biggest, most animated Marvel Television panel ever! Join Marvel's head of television, Jeph Loeb, for the latest from inside Marvel Universe on Disney XD, including what's next for Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man, a new episode of the hit series Marvel's Avengers Assemble, and the world premiere of Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
10:30AM — 11:30AM   Spotlight on Val Mayerik
Room 8
Comic-Con special guest Val Mayerick is best known for his Marvel Comics work in the 1970s, including Man-Thing and the introduction of Howard the Duck. Val talks about his career in comics, past, present, and future in this special guest spotlight event.
10:30AM — 11:30AM   The Ever-Changing World of the Paranormal/Fantasy Genre
Room 5AB
Christine Feehan (#1 New York Times bestselling author) and Anne Elizabeth (award-winning author creator) discuss the ever-growing genre and subgenres of paranormal/fantasy. Join Christine and Anne for this Q&A session moderated by Sheila English (author, CEO of COS Productions, international speaker).
10:30AM — 12:00PM   Comic Book Law School 303: More!
Room 30CDE
On Thursday, you learned the basics, and on Friday you gained a better understanding of contracts, licenses, and agreements. It's now time to learn about some of the more complex issues facing creators, publishers, and other business owners. Noted attorney Michael Lovitz, author of the classic The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, returns to address some of the more advanced (and often confusing) issues facing the creative and business communities, particularly in light of the ever-expanding worlds of new media, self-publishing and social networking. And this time, he's not alone, as attorneys David Branfman and David Lizerbram and Professor Marc Greenberg join Michael to share their collective knowledge and insights in some of the more cutting-edge legal issues faced by creators and businesses and discuss important recent legal decisions. Still interactive and four times as informative, the panel will touch on as many of the topics as time allows, including recent rulings in comic book creator and publisher litigations; the interplay of copyright terminations and work-for-hire agreements; blogs, podcasts, tweets, and cybersquatters; knockoffs, tarnishment, and dilution; satires, parodies and fair use; and the legalities of fan art and fan fiction. Plus: practical advice on how recent legal decisions and pending cases are likely to affect the field of popular culture and the role they may play in your creative and business plans. Please note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and practice tips 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.]
10:30AM — 12:00PM   Comics Arts Conference Session #9: What Is A Superhero? Professional and Scholarly Views
Room 26AB
Contributors to What Is a Superhero? (Oxford University Press, 2013) explore the definition of the superhero and the role of the supervillain in the genre from a range of disciplinary, scholarly, and professional perspectives. Co-editors Robin Rosenberg (Huffington Post) and Peter Coogan (Washington University in St. Louis), are joined by contributors John Jennings (University at Buffalo), Stanford Carpenter (Institute for Comics Studies), Dana Anderson (Maine Maritime Academy), Paul Levitz (Legion of Super-Heroes), and Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy).
10:45AM —  1:15PM   Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Preview Their Upcoming Lineups
Hall H
Legendary Pictures: Godzilla -- An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Gareth Edwards directs Godzilla, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. The screenplay is by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham. Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher are the executive producers, alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira. The film is from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.

Legendary Pictures: Seventh Son -- The fantasy action adventure Seventh Son takes audiences to a time long past, where evil is about to be unleashed. Jeff Bridges stars as Master Gregory, a Falcon Knight who imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore) years ago. Now escaped, she seeks vengeance, and Gregory has only until the next blood moon to train a new apprentice (Ben Barnes), the seventh son of a seventh son, to fight a dark magic unlike any other. Oscar nominee Sergei Bodrov directs an international cast that includes Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Olivia Williams, Antje Traue, and Djimon Hounsou. The film is from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.

Warner Bros. Pictures: 300: Rise of an Empire -- From producer Zack Snyder, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a new chapter in this epic saga, based on Frank Miller's graphic novel Xerxes and told in the same breathtaking visual style as the blockbuster 300. Directed by Noam Murro, 300: Rise of an Empire takes the action to a fresh battlefield-on the sea-with a cast of both new and returning stars, led by Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, and Rodrigo Santoro. Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, and Bernie Goldmann produce, with Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad again collaborating on the screenplay.

Warner Bros. Pictures: Gravity -- From director Alfonso Cuarón comes the sci-fi Thriller Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, alongside veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney). On a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes, leaving them completely alone-tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth...and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further into the terrifying expanse of space.

Warner Bros. Pictures: The LEGO Movie -- From directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller of 21 Jump Street comes the first ever full-length theatrical LEGO adventure, The LEGO Movie,…
11:00AM — 11:45AM   Once Upon a Time: Off to Neverland!
Ballroom 20
Co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (Lost and Tron: Legacy) and Adam Horowitz (Lost and Tron: Legacy) take you on a journey to Neverland. If the season finale left you wanting more, you will not want to miss this opportunity for an exclusive sneak peek at what's to come. Questions will be answered. Secrets will be revealed. And Ginnifer Goodwin (Big Love), Jennifer Morrison (House), Robert Carlyle (SGU: Stargate Universe), Josh Dallas (Thor), Emilie de Ravin (Lost), Colin O'Donoghue (The Rite), and Michael Raymond James (True Blood) will all join in the fun. It's time for you to get hooked on Once Upon a Time.
11:00AM — 12:00PM   Avatar the Last Airbender: Beginning and Beyond
Room 29A
This panel is for fans who can't get enough of the Avatar: The Last Airbender universe. Moderator Avatar_Mom, Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders), Alisa Christopher (FatCat Gameworks), Gene Luen Yang (writer, The Promise/The Search), Gurihiru (artist team Sasaki and Kawano, The Promise/The Search), Sifu Kisu (martial arts coordinator), and Dante Basco (voice of Zuko/General Iroh) will be on hand to share their experiences and answer questions. Who knows, perhaps a surprise guest or two might stop in! Finally, the panel will end with a show of talented cosplay contestants.
11:00AM — 12:00PM   Breaking into Comics with IDW's Editorial Team
Room 28DE
Aspiring creators, this is for you! Come listen to a team of IDW editors, including Chris Ryall, John Barber, Tom Waltz, and Jeff Webber, as well as some current IDW creators on what to do, definitely what not to do, and other arcane bits of information and tips on carving out some creative space in the comic industry!
11:00AM — 12:00PM   Geek and Sundry: Leveling Up
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Felicia Day (The Guild, Supernatural) reveals her upcoming shows on the Geek and Sundry network and exciting new partnerships. Guests include Wil Wheaton (Big Bang Theory, Eureka) giving insights into the hit show TableTop; Amy Berg (Eureka, Leverage) and Adam de la Pena (Code Monkeys) sharing details about their upcoming shows; Amy and Sachie from G&S's new vlogging channel talking comics and cosplay; and a few surprises!
11:00AM — 12:00PM   Gravity Falls
Room 7AB
Creator and executive producer Alex Hirsch (Grunkle Stan), creative director Michael Rianda, and series stars Jason Ritter (Dipper) and Kristin Schaal (Mabel) uncover the mysteries of Disney Channel's hit series Gravity Falls. Find out what's in store for television's spookiest town with an exclusive clip from the show's exciting season finale and an audience Q&A. The panel will feature a sneak peek of Wander Over Yonder, the new series coming from Craig McCracken (Powerpuff Girls).
11:00AM — 12:00PM   Mattel: Monster High 2013: Where SCREAMS Come True!
Room 25ABC
Celebrate the freaky fabulous year of 13 with the Monster High Team! Get a freak peek at exclusive scenes from the newest Monster High DVD, 13 Wishes (this fall from Universal Studios Home Entertainment). The freaky talented Monster High voice actors, including Erin Fitzgerald (voice of Abbey, Spectra, Scarah, and Rochelle), Debi Derryberry (voice of Draculaura), and America Young (voice of Howleen and Toralei), will discuss the making of the ghouls' latest adventure. Moderated byEmmy Award-winning executive producer of Monster High, Audu Paden. But that's not all...the Monster High team is just dying to share more secrets lurking the halls of Monster High! Garrett Sander, Rebecca Shipman, Natalie Villegas, and Javier Meabe (toy designers), Roy Juarez (packaging designer), and Eric Hardie (copywriter) will reveal uhhh-mazing new Monster High ghouls and how they came to un-life! Don't forget to dress your monster best for a chance to win some scary cool prizes!
11:00AM — 12:00PM   Spotlight on Jon Bogdanove
Room 4
One of the architects of The Death of Superman, and co-creator of Steel, artist Jon Bogdanove (Superman: The Man of Steel, Power Pack, X-Factor) discusses the techniques, methods, philosophy, and influences behind his drawing and writing and talks about what it is really like to work for Marvel and DC Comics. Featured will be the world-premiere preview of his secret, new project. Join Jon for this Q&A session, moderated by his son, filmmaker and video game writer and voice and mo-cap director Kal-El Bogdanove (Fallout: New Vegas Dead Money DLC, and the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines DLC) and television, film, and video game writer, producer, and VO coordinator Chris Faiella (Fall Out franchise, Skyrim, Wildstar, Tomb Raider).
11:00AM — 12:00PM   Twenty-one Years of Top Cow
Room 9
Celebrate 21 years of Top Cow with founder Marc Silvestri and president Matt Hawkins along with a bevy of Top Cow creators and special guests! Be the first to hear exclusive information about the future of Cyber Force, Aphrodite IX, Witchblade, and the rest of the Top Cow Universe- in both the printed comics and other media. Get the inside scoop on the books that will comprise the next wave of Top Cow's Minotaur Press imprint to follow in the wake of the smash hit Think Tank. And for those itching to break into comics and make a name for themselves, announcements concerning Top Cow's Fall Talent Hunt will be unveiled. And if all of that wasn't enough, as an added bonus, all attendees will receive a special limited-edition mini-lithograph!
11:00AM — 12:00PM   When Grrls Fall in Love
Room 23ABC
From The Hunger Games' Katniss to Divergent's Tris, no one knows how to give a solid ass-kicking like a YA novel heroine. But when these young ladies aren't saving the world, overthrowing powerful regimes, or slaying everything from zombies to dragons, they still find time for romance. Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments), Ally Condie (Matched), Veronica Roth (Divergent), Holly Black (The Coldest Girl in Coldtown), Marissa Meyer (Scarlet), Lissa Price (Starters), and Veronica Wolff (The Watchers) discuss the delicate balance between killing and kissing, and what it takes to properly woo a YA heroine. Moderated by Sherri Smith (Orleans).
11:00AM — 12:15PM  Comic-Con How-To: Color Copic Markers
Room 2
Artist Allison Sohn will take a drawing from penciled line-art through to completed colors using Copic Markers. She'll answer questions and share tips and tricks with panel attendees.
11:05AM — 11:45AM   Somnius
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Somnius-A science fiction film about a young space-faring monk who is put to the test when he is attacked by a group of bandits bent on hijacking his ship. Forced to take defensive action, the monk must use the unique world-simulating abilities of his vessel - Somnius - as well as his mastery over the martial arts, to thwart his aggressors. Participating filmmakers include Denver Jackson (director/editor), Alain Williams (writer), Marc Junker (composer), and Simon Graham (lead actor).
11:15AM — 12:15PM   The Future of Xbox Gaming Revealed
Room 6A
Hear directly from the developers building the biggest blockbuster games for Xbox One, and hear how they are engineering their games to take advantage of the unique attributes of Xbox One. Learn how the cloud, the new Kinect sensor, and the powerful and flexible architecture enable an entire new generation of AAA game titles moderated by Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson.
11:15AM — 12:30PM   DC Comics Batman: Zero Year
Room 6DE
DC Comics group editor Mike Marts, writer Scott Snyder (Batman), and artists Greg Capullo (Batman) and Dan Miki (Batman) journey back to the origins of the Dark Knight this summer with the storyline Batman: Zero Year! Join the all-star team for an exclusive look at the formative years of the Caped Crusader and what they have in store for him in the coming months!
11:30AM — 12:30PM   Inside the Writer's Room: Earth's Mightiest TV Writers Assemble
Room 24ABC
Meet the writers, producers, and executives 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 highly classified secrets to getting TV shows made and how to break in and break out in today's highly competitive broadcast environment; the deep dark secrets (and low-calorie snacks) of the writer's room; and why network executives actually care about what you say on message boards. No canned speeches and press releases here; get the straight scoop from television's most talented and outspoken writers and producers, including Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman, Lost, Helix), Ashley E. Miller (Fringe, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Amy Berg (Eureka, TNT Geena Davis pilot), Steve Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Transformers: Prime), Gabrielle Stanton (Haven, The Vampire Chronicles, Arrow), Jose Molina (Firefly, Sleepy Hollow), Sarah Watson (Parenthood, The Middleman), Mark A. Altman (Femme Fatales, Castle), and surprise guests. Moderator Chris Parnell (senior VP, drama development, Sony Pictures Television) moderates.
11:30AM — 12:30PM   Spotlight on Frank Brunner
Room 8
Comic-Con special guest and legendary artist and co-writer of Dr. Strange, TV's X-Men, Red Sonja and more, Frank Brunner will appear for a Q&A panel moderated by historian and artist's rights advocate J. David Spurlock.
11:30AM — 12:30PM   Spotlight on John Romita, Jr.
Room 5AB
Editor-in-chief for Marvel Comics Axel Alonso pries into Captain America artist John Romita, Jr.'s 30-plus years in comics.
11:45AM — 12:05PM   Karl of the Future
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Karl of the Future-As the janitor of Earth's biggest starship, Karl is used to cleaning up. But nowhere in his job description does it say anything about stopping an intergalactic war. So when an alien comes aboard his ship with a bomb, Karl has to get his hands dirty...off the clock. Participating filmmakers include Nick Reinhard (writer/director), Michael Smith (director of photography), Holly Pearson (editor), and Laura Ortiz (costume designer).
11:45AM —  1:00PM   Quick Draw!
Room 6BCF
It's the fastest, funniest panel in the whole convention! (Well, some folks think it is-mainly Sergio and Mark.) Once again, your Quick Draw Quizmaster Mark Evanier pits three super-speedy cartoonists against one another as they go mano a mano to create great cartoon art right before your very eyes. Competing this year are Sergio Aragonés (MAD, Groo the Wanderer), Scott Shaw! (The Simpsons), and this year's Special Guest Quick Draw-er, Neal Adams (Batman, X-Men). Plus a couple of surprising surprises!

12:00PM — 12:45PM   Futurama
Ballroom 20
We're dooooooooomed! An epic panel for the ages will celebrate Futurama's latest and greatest final season. On hand will be most or all of Futurama's legendary voice cast, consisting of Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Phil LaMarr, and Lauren Tom, performing never-before-heard scenes from the upcoming "Last Episode Ever." Plus executive producer David X. Cohen, creator Matt Groening, and a cartooning showdown to the death! (Note: actual death not guaranteed.)
12:00PM —  1:00PM   A Feast for Your Eyes: Creativity in Comics and Cuisine
Room 7AB
Cooking is creativity. Food is art. In so many ways, the connections between food and comics on a creative level are everywhere. A chef's knife is the equivalent of an artist's pencil or brush. Their kitchens are their canvases. Both chefs and artists are only limited by their own imaginations; they both use their tools to take what is in their minds and create masterpieces in different mediums. But the processes are the same, and that's what panelists will be exploring in this open discussion, with C. B. Cebulski, Brian Malarkey, Rosanna Pansino, and Justin Warner.
12:00PM —  1:00PM   Apocalyptic/Zombie: It's the End of the World as We Know It
Room 23ABC
Some of the best zombie and apocalyptic authors-including S. G. Browne (I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus), Matt Mogk (Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Zombies), Nick Cole (Old Man and the Wasteland), Peter Stenson (Fiend), Alan Averill (The Beautiful Land), and Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave)- discuss the threat of zombies, how they imagine the end of the world, and the art of writing apocalyptic stories, alongside moderator Aaron Sagers (MTV/CNN pop culture contributor).
12:00PM —  1:00PM   Archie Comics: The Hottest Publisher in the Industry
Room 9
Archie Comics continues to dominate the headlines with celebrity crossovers, fantastical storytelling, and the announcement of a live-action Archie movie! Team Archie comes together in San Diego to reveal what surprises (and zombies!) are in store for the future of the iconic teens of Riverdale. The panel includes Archie Comics publisher/co-CEO Jon Goldwater, president Mike Pellerito, executive director of editorial Paul Kaminski, cartoonist Dan Parent (Kevin Keller), iVerse Media CEO Michael Murphey, and Gogii Games president George Donovan and will be moderated by the writer of the Archie movie Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Afterlife with Archie).Come prepared with questions to find out about Afterlife with Archie, the Archie mobile game, the Archie movie plus learn more about the future of the critically hailed Red Circle superhero comics New Crusaders and The Fox! All in attendance will receive a gift bag worth $100 so don’t miss out!
12:00PM —  1:00PM   CBLDF Presents: Defending Manga
Room 30CDE
For those in the know, manga is a powerful form of storytelling that has its roots in Japan but reaches out to speak to the inner life of audiences all over the world. Unfortunately, manga is also one of the most misunderstood forms of expression in the modern cultural landscape, and for librarians, educators, and aficionados looking to share their passion for this amazing medium, overcoming those misunderstandings can be a daunting task. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund executive director Charles Brownstein is joined by experts to discuss the history of manga, its genre and demographic categories, and the issues affecting its readers in a panel that will provide audience members with more tools to defend this amazing category against uninformed attacks.
12:00PM —  1:00PM   Comic Book Entrepreneurs
Room 28DE
Leading pop culture entrepreneurs share their secrets behind building successful pop culture businesses. Rob Salkowitz, futurist and author of Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture moderates a truly unique and inspirational talk with established entrepreneurs David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder and CEO), Ted Adams (IDW Publishing co-founder and CEO), and Dinesh Shamdasani (CEO and chief creative officer of Valiant Entertainment). It's an inside look at the business side of pop culture that no future entrepreneur can miss!
12:00PM —  1:00PM   How I Met Your Mother
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
For the first time ever, the hit sitcom visits Comic-Con to kick off its final season with an exclusive look at the show and a panel featuring Josh Radnor (Happythankyoumoreplease), Jason Segel (The Muppets), Cobie Smulders (The Avengers), Neil Patrick Harris (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog), and Alyson Hannigan (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and executive producers Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, and Pamela Fryman.
12:00PM —  1:00PM   Top Shelf Productions
Room 4
Join marketing director Leigh Walton, and a bevy of Top Shelf talent for a feast of incredible debuts: Chris Ross announces exclusive breaking news on the digital comics front, Rob Harrell shows off his incredible fantasy-comedy Monster on the Hill, Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler explain why God Is Disappointed in You, and Zander Cannon takes us all to Heck. Plus major releases from Jeffrey Brown and Kevin Cannon, and an inside look at what may be Top Shelf's biggest book ever: March by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, debuting this weekend!
12:00PM —  1:00PM   Twilight Fan Fiction Panel
Room 29A
Writers Lyricalkris(My Biggest Mistake), Audryii_fic (The Definition of Want), Abstractway (Dodge and Burn), Plummy (The Babysitter), TheFicChick (Departures), FarDareisMai2 (Finger Painting), and moderator Kimpy0464 (The Nightingale Journals) are on hand for laughs and fun at the Twilight Fan Fiction group. They'll answer questions about the challenges and joys of writing derivative fiction in the Twilight fandom and how to keep it fun.
12:00PM —  1:00PM   What's New With Magic: The Gathering
Room 25ABC
Ignite Your Spark! Magic 2014 has just landed in stores and digital gaming platforms, but the award-winning world builders and designers of Magic: The Gathering have not been idle. Come to the Magic panel and get a preview of some of the exciting products and events that are coming up this summer and beyond. Join Mark Purvis (sr. brand manager, Magic: The Gathering), Mark Rosewater (Magic head designer), Jenna Helland (Magic creative designer), and Dave Guskin (Magic Experience designer) for this discussion and Q&A.
12:00PM —  1:30PM   Comics Arts Conference Session #10: Japan and Global Influence
Room 26AB
Dexter L. Thomas, Jr. traces the effect that Yutsoko Chusonji's work had on the Hip-Hop scene in Japan, both as an "edutainment" writer and as the woman who personally bankrolled Japan's first ever hip-hop radio show. June M. Madeley (University of New Brunswick, Saint John) investigates the readership, viewing, and meaning-making practices of manga readers and anime viewers outside Japan, in particular in English translation. Jonathan Valdez (San Diego State University) examines activism from the Asian American community by focusing on comics in Secret Identities: The Asian American Superheroes Anthology and Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology, arguing that these anthologies seek to dethrone longstanding Orientalist stereotypes.
12:05PM — 12:20PM   Trash
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Trash-A dumpster diver finds an abandoned woman in the trash. He rescues her, and she blossoms. Participating filmmakers include Geoff Redknap (The Auburn Hills Breakdown), Katie Weekley (Last Christmas), Shelene Yung (Supernatural), and Leanne Rae Podavin (makeup effects).
12:15PM —  1:15PM   Comic-Con How-To: Creators and Audience: The Next Chapter Is Storytelling
Room 2
Learn about building audience as you create for your original stories, OC’s, and creative projects. Led by Ron Martino (techgnotic on deviantART) with Yuumei, author of Fish Eye Placebo and Knite, Dave Elliott, editor/producer/author of Weirding Willows, Brian Kesinger, renowned animator and author of Walking Your Octopus, and Hal Hefner, illustrator/author of Gates and managing director of Transmedia L.A.
12:20PM — 12:30PM   Decapoda Shock
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Decapoda Shock-An astronaut returns to Earth after a fatal accident on a distant planet. When he discovers he has been the victim of a sinister plot, he decides to take vengeance on those responsible for the death of his family.
12:30PM —  1:00PM   Hero Story
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Hero Story-Faced with his increasing popularity and responsibility as the new hero on the block, Sam Fauster wants to profess his love to his longtime girlfriend and reveal to her his superhero alter ego, White Bolt. Only his plans are foiled when a new villain arrives and an unlikely ally intervenes. Participating filmmakers include Kaylon Hunt (writer-director), Jus Riddick (producer), and Ayla Barber (illustrator).
12:30PM —  1:30PM   Marvel Video Games
Room 6A
You're in for an hour of fun and surprises in the most ambitious Marvel video games panel to date! Hear the latest on all upcoming Marvel video games, including the highly anticipated LEGO Marvel Super Heroes! Find out what's next for Marvel Avengers Alliance, Marvel Heroes, Marvel Pinball, and Marvel War of Heroes. This panel wouldn't be the same without a few special guests, so stop by and see who takes the stage!
12:30PM —  1:30PM   Spotlight on Richard Kadrey: Before and After Sandman Slim
Room 8
Comic-Con special guest Richard Kadrey discusses his work, from Metrophage to The Smurfs (yes, those Smurfs), to the Sandman Slim series to what's coming in the future. Join him for an interview about his writing (and possibly photography). The interview will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.
12:30PM —  1:30PM   We Are BOOM!
Room 24ABC
Find out what makes BOOM! Studios different from every other comics publisher in the market and why 2013 is a transformative year for the company. Founder and CEO Ross Richie, editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon, and vice president of publishing and marketing Filip Sablik reintroduce BOOM! Studios to the world of comics.
12:30PM —  1:30PM   Weekly Shonen Jump Podcast: Live Recording!
Room 5AB
Naruto vs. Goku! Ichigo vs. Hinata! Luffy vs. 100 duck-sized horses! Debate these and many other burning manga-related issues along with the Weekly Shonen Jump editorial staff at their first-ever LIVE podcast recording session, only at Comic-Con!
12:45PM —  1:30PM   The Simpsons
Ballroom 20
Celebrate The Simpsons' 25th year on the air with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director Mike Anderson, and consulting producer David Silverman, enjoy never-before seen footage from guest director Guillermo del Toro, and hear musical guests perform "We Put The Spring In Springfield!"
12:45PM —  1:45PM  DC Comics Green Lantern: Recharged!
Room 6DE
A new era in the Green Lantern mythos begins here! Whether you are a rookie or veteran Lantern fan, this must-see panel is the perfect place to recharge your power ring! Join Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps), Van Jensen (Green Lantern Corps), Charles Soule (Red Lanterns), Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps), and Brad Walker (Green Lantern: New Guardians) for an exclusive look at what's in store during this new and exciting time for the Corps!
1:00PM —  1:35PM   Just Us Guys
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Just Us Guys-Scott is a gay father who is best friends with his straight teenage son, Max. Find out how these two got into Comic-Con, who Scott's new feisty employee is, and what they think the difference is between a geek and a nerd. Participating filmmakers include Clinton Steeds (Disney Channel's I Didn't Do it), Mark Litton (Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers), Chris Lilly (creator/writer), and moderator J. P. Karliak (Marvel Mash-Ups).
1:00PM —  2:00PM   CBLDF's Comics on Trial, Part 3: War on Thought Crime: How Artists and Readers Are Prosecuted For Comics
Room 30CDE
In 1994, a Florida jury convicted cartoonist Mike Diana of creating obscene material in his hand-made zine Boiled Angel. As part of his sentence he was forbidden from drawing in his own home. In the last decade, an increasing number of individuals, including Christopher Handley and Ryan Matheson, have been targeted and prosecuted by law enforcement for reading manga that the government claims is deviant and obscene material. In the conclusion of CBLDF's Comics on Trial series, CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein walks through the disturbing current battleground where individuals are being prosecuted for the ideas they draw and read.
1:00PM —  2:00PM   Celebrating Ten Years of Prism Comics
Room 28DE
In 2003, a new champion appeared on the comics scene, determined to make the industry a better place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender comics creators and readers. The nonprofit Prism Comics was founded by a small group of comics fans to provide a network for LGBTQ comics professionals and fans through their website, events, and convention appearances. Prism Comics has grown and now supports the next generation of creators through The Prism Comics Queer Press Grant. And diversity in the comics industry has grown as well. Where once LGBTQ comics and characters were marginalized, now they are frequently stepping into the spotlight. Moderator Justin Hall (No Straight Lines, Glamazonia, Prism advisory board) and panelists Ted Abenheim (president, Prism Comics), Tara Madison Avery (Dirtheads, Prism board), Paige Braddock (Jane's World, Prism advisory board), Charles "Zan" Christensen (co-founder, Prism Comics; Northwest Press), Roger Klorese (Prism board), Jon Macy (Teleny and Camille, Prism Queer Press Grant chairperson) offer a look back at where Prism Comics started, celebrate how far they've come, and a peek into the future of where the queer comics scene might be headed.
1:00PM —  2:00PM   Image Comics and the Genre Fiction Renaissance
Room 7AB
In the Golden Age of comics, readers devoured comics of every conceivable genre -- western, romance, war, fantasy, and horror. Some of Image's top creators discuss the rise and fall -- and the new rise -- of genre comics and how they're revitalizing and revolutionizing diversity in the comics canon with titles like Fatale, Five Ghosts, Revival, Peter Panzerfaust, Rat Queens, and Ravine. Moderated by Ron Richards, with Ed Brubaker, Frank Barbiere, Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, Kurtis J. Wiebe, and Ron Marz.
1:00PM —  2:00PM   Judge Dredd Comics: IDW and Rebellion
Room 9
You'll get 20 years in an Iso-Cube if you miss this one! Join IDW's Dirk Wood and Chris Ryall, along with Judge Dredd writer Duane Swierczynski, 2000AD's Ben Smith, creators Henry Flint and John Higgins, and more for a drokkin' good time discussing everyone's favorite Mega-City One judge.
1:00PM —  2:00PM  Little Lulu Fan Group
Room 29A
One of the most memorable kids' comics ever created (yet with remarkable "all- ages" appeal), Little Lulu has generated a worldwide fan following. Learn more about this classic comics character and the renewed interest in the other delightful works of the great John Stanley, and join in the annual scripted reading of a Golden Age Little Lulu story. All are welcome!
1:00PM —  2:00PM   Live Forever: The Ray Bradbury Odyssey
Room 25ABC
Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), Edward James Olmos (Dexter), Clifton Collins, Jr. (Star Trek), Michael O'Kelly (executive producer/director), Scott E. Smith (picture editor), Shawn K. Clement (composer), James W. Speight (music editor), and Ugo Derouard (supervising sound editor) come together to explore the creative process of bringing the extraordinary life of Ray Bradbury to the big screen. Join panelists as they delve into his fascination with sci-fi, magic, fantasy, and toys, and explore his imagination and legacy.
1:00PM —  2:00PM   Spotlight on Roy Thomas
Room 4
The multitudinously talented Roy Thomas shines in the spotlight as moderator Jon B. Cooke (Comic Book Creator magazine) quizzes the "All-Star" comics fan, award-winning comics scribe, and editor supreme about his early fanzine work, life with Stan Lee in the Marvel Bullpen, critically acclaimed writing on Conan and The Avengers (among others), and the Rascally One's Eisner Award-nominated achievements for his Alter Ego magazine.
1:00PM —  2:00PM   The Originals Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
From the executive producer of The CW's #1 series and Comic-Con fan favorite The Vampire Diaries comes The Originals, a sexy new drama centering on the Original Family and the dangerous vampire/werewolf hybrid, Klaus, who returns to the magical melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans-a town he helped build centuries ago-where he is reunited with his diabolical former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of the Crescent City. Join executive producer Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries) and series stars Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries), Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries), Claire Holt (The Vampire Diaries), Phoebe Tonkin (The Vampire Diaries), and Charles Michael Davis (Switched at Birth) for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So- Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Originals will air Tuesdays 9/8c on The CW this fall.
1:00PM —  2:00PM   The Tick 25th Anniversary
Room 23ABC
Ben Edlund (the creator of The Tick), Chris McCulloch (Tick Karma Tornado artist/writer and Venture Brothers creator), and Bob Polio (art director of The Tick comic series) discuss the 25-year history of The Tick.
1:00PM —  2:30PM  Cartoon Voices I
Room 6BCF
Each year, moderator Mark Evanier gathers a bevy of the most talented cartoon voice actors working today and invites them to explain and demonstrate their artistry! This year's lineup includes Scott Menville (Teen Titans Go, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Grey DeLisle (Scooby Doo, Pound Puppies), Christopher Cox (Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Family Guy), David Boat (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Family Guy), Michael Leon-Wooley (The Princess and the Frog), and Kari Wahlgren (Bolt, Tangled).
1:30PM —  2:30PM   Marvel Minimates: Ten Years of Awesomeness
Room 8
Chuck Terceira (director) and Zach Oat (marketing supervisor) preview upcoming Minimates from Marvel, Walking Dead, Aliens, Ghostbusters, and a new license, with a Q&A to follow.
1:30PM —  2:30PM  Star Wars vs. Serenity
Room 24ABC
Without question, Serenity fans and Star Wars devotees are two of most passionate groups in fandom. From the ongoing charity work of the Browncoats and the 501st/Rebel Legion alike, fans have taken these two massive science fiction franchises far beyond the screen. Now, Dark Horse is set to bring these two groups together for exclusive announcements, games, prizes, and more. Join Dark Horse PR director Jeremy Atkins, editor-in- chief Scott Allie, and Dark Horse resident Jedi Randy Stradley, a cast of writers and artists, and even a few surprise guests, for what is sure to be one of these year's most memorable programs!
1:30PM —  2:30PM   The Video Game Culture of Zombies - How Dead Rising 3 on Xbox One Kicks Off a New Generation of Mayhem
Room 5AB
Experts from games and pop culture join together to discuss how zombies have invaded our lives through every avenue of entertainment. From TV and books to video games — especially video games! At the panel, fans will meet Dead Rising 3 developers from Capcom Vancouver and see gameplay from the upcoming Xbox One exclusive launch title, hear from internationally renowned author and zombie expert Max Brooks (Author, World War Z) and talk about zombies in video game culture with Game Informer senior editor Jeff Cork along with panelists Mike Jones (Producer, Capcom) and Josh Bridge (executive producer, Capcom).
1:30PM —  2:45PM   Comic-Con How-To: Graphic Novels from Idea to Finish
Room 2
Learn how to take your idea and make a graphic novel using Brian Haberlin's graphic novels Shifter and Anomaly as test cases. Subjects discussed include idea to script, page format, panel layout, art style, distribution, printing, and much more.
1:30PM —  3:30PM   Comics Arts Conference Session #11: The Poster Session
Room 26AB
The CAC's poster session gives attendees the opportunity to interact directly with presenters.

Comic-Con Group -- In collaboration with the founders of San Diego Comic- Con, the San Diego State University Library's Comic Arts Committee is helping preserve and promote San Diego's rich comics, science fiction, and popular arts culture. Markel D. Tumlin, Anna Culbertson, Pamela Jackson, Michael Lapins, and Wil Weston (San Diego State University) will present on the committee's current projects and activities and SDSU's commitment to collecting and preserving the cultural heritage of Comic-Con, highlighting the Comic-Con Kids grant project and the recent acquisition of Comic-Con co-founder Richard Alf's personal papers. Revolutionary Comics Group Jacob Holt (Henderson State University) examines X-Men's Magneto as a Darwinist and a Civil Rights leader. Mark A. Havstad (Havstad Water and Energy Company) identifies the key traits lacking in extant heroes and heroines that make them scientifically and globally incapable of dealing with challenges like global climate change, religious and fundamentalist worldviews, and widespread poverty. Teaching with Comics Group Nicole Rehnberg (California State University, Fullerton) argues that fairy tale comics can assist students in learning how narratives work by decoding new retellings of familiar stories. Barbara Glaeser (California State University, Fullerton) offers several strategies for using comics to engage reluctant readers and writers and low-achieving students that can be used both in the classroom and at home. Michael Kersulov (Indiana University) discusses his findings on how autobiographical graphic novels and other pictorial memoirs can be and have been used in secondary schools as a way to promote traditional and visual literacy. Postmodern Comics Group Kyle Eveleth (University of Kentucky) examines the ways in which the structural elements of Watchmen's narrative both strengthen and subvert its content to upset "normal" (mimetic) conceptions of time. Paul Cheng (University of California, Riverside) focuses on how Chris Ware's work manipulates the formal techniques of comics to create a "meta-comic" that both celebrates and satirizes the medium, in addition to his often-devastating critiques of social life. Joyce C. Havstad (University of California, San Diego) compares panels from Asterios Polyp with pages from several iconic works of postmodernist literature, showing how Mazzucchelli employs techniques more commonly associated with written novels while adapting these techniques to suit the medium of graphic novels, with implications for both media at large. Comics off the Page Group Lesley Farmer (California State University Long Beach) explores how to teach preservice librarians and education technologists the concepts of information architecture through the use of comic arts. Mara Wood and Allen Thomas (University of Central Arkansas) present the results of their study on how well readers' abi…
1:35PM —  1:45PM   Childhood Sale
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Childhood Sale-A short documentary about a comic book lover forced to liquidate his comic collection, Childhood Sale charts the hard choices that must be made when you decide to let go of childish things. Should you sell your comics on eBay? Should you just give them away? Or do you hold an epic comic book stoop sale and film the proceedings? Director Casimir Nozkowski and his girlfriend Hannah Bos went the stoop sale route and tried to figure out just how much a childhood is worth.
1:35PM —  2:35PM   Lionsgate - Featuring I, Frankenstein and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Hall H
I, Frankenstein stars Aaron Eckhart and Yvonne Strahovski appear with film director/writer Stuart Beattie and graphic novel author/writer Kevin Grevioux. Plus, the cast of the highly anticipated second installment of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire comes to Hall H for the first time. Panel moderated by Fandango chief correspondent Dave Karger. Never-before-seen footage is showcased from both films. Includes Q&A opportunity.
1:45PM —  2:30PM   Family Guy
Ballroom 20
The Griffins are back at Comic-Con for another raucous panel and a sneak peek at season 12, featuring Seth Green (Robot Chicken), Alex Borstein (MADtv, Shameless), and executive producer Rich Appel (The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show) plus other surprise guests.
1:45PM —  2:45PM  Marvel's INFINITY
Room 6A
It's the Avengers versus their greatest galactic foe, Thanos! Get the lowdown on Jonathan Hickman's six-issue event that pulls in your favorite heroes from all corners of the Marvel Universe. Plus, get the 4-1-1 on all your other favorite Avengers titles! Featuring editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, and writers Sam Humphries (Avengers A.I.), Rick Remender (Uncanny Avengers), Charles Soule (Thunderbolts), and Nick Spencer (Secret Avengers)!
1:45PM —  3:00PM  Beast Wishes
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Beast Wishes-A documentary that takes a heartfelt look at the fascinating world of Bob and Kathy Burns, the goodwill ambassadors of sci-fi and horror film fandom. This amazing couple has dedicated their lives to nurturing the creative spark in award-winning masters of the Hollywood makeup and special effects industries. Participating filmmakers include Dana Gould (The Simpsons), Frank Ippolito (SyFy's Face Off), and Trish Geiger and Frank Dietz (directors and producers).

2:00PM —  3:00PM  1 Art Lessons from Great Illustrators: Arthur Rackham Room 30CDE
Marshall Vandruff (MarshallArt.com) will present over a hundred slides of Arthur Rackham's book illustrations to showcase the illustrator's high-level craft in pen and ink, watercolor, anatomy, draftsmanship, and character design and explain the training involved for today's artists who want to apply these classic disciplines and standards to their work in modern media.
  2:00PM —  3:00PM  1 Lost Podcast and Beyond Room 29A
Jay Glatfelter and Jack Glatfelter (Jay and Jack TV, The Married Man Show) and special guests get lost in TV talk. The co-hosts of the popular Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack discuss Lost three years after the airing of its finale, as well as other TV shows that have filled the void, such as Once Upon a Time, Person of Interest, Game of Thrones, Justified, and many more.
  2:00PM —  3:00PM  1 Mad about MAD Room 9
MAD, the country's #1-selling humor magazine (in a field of 1), is dumber than ever! MAD editor John Ficarra, art director Sam Viviano, and cartoonists Sergio Aragones, Peter Kuper and Tom Richmond present a ridiculous peek at what's happening at the magazine, an exclusive first look at the new book Inside MAD, and an epically moronic Q&A that's bound to be, well, MAD! (Prizes will be awarded for most moronic questions!)
  2:00PM —  3:00PM  1 ShiftyLook: Video Games/Webcomics Amalgam Extraordinaire! Room 28DE
ShiftyLook editor-in-chief Rob Pereyda introduces an all-star lineup of webcomics creators with brand-new ShiftyLook projects: Zach Weinersmith (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal), Scott Kurtz (PvP), Kris Straub (Broodhollow), and Andrew Hussie (Homestuck). This will be one panel that fans of classic video games and webcomics alike won't want to miss!
  2:00PM —  3:00PM  1 Sid and Marty Krofft: A Look at the Past, Present, and Future Room 25ABC
Brothers Sid and Marty Krofft have been producing quality family entertainment for over 40 years. Sid and Marty became household names in the '70s with a series of remarkable programs that featured elaborate sets and fanciful characters. Join Sid and Marty and a surprise guest moderator for this very special event.
  2:00PM —  3:00PM  1 Skybound Panel Room 7AB
Join Robert Kirkman as well as Skybound writers and artists including Joshua Williamson, Matteo Scalera and Justin Jordan as they announce new Skybound titles and discuss what's coming up in The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves, Ghosted, and more.
  2:00PM —  3:00PM  1 Spotlight on Jim Lee Room 6DE
DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman) talks about his 25 years in the comics industry and reveals candid photos, plus never-before-seen illustrations in this engaging panel, followed by a brief Q&A session.
  2:00PM —  3:00PM  1 Spotlight on Russ Heath Room 4
Legendary artist and Comic-Con special guest Russ Heath is known for his incredibly realistic art and his attention to detail. His work in the DC Comics "Big-5" war books garnered him a legion of fans. Russ talks to comics writer Mark Waid about his work.
  2:00PM —  3:00PM  1 The Awesomes: A Hulu Original Series Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
The Awesomes is a new animated show for adults that combines the thrills of comic book storytelling with the irreverent and inspired comedy that is the hallmark of co-creators Seth Meyers (Saturday Night Live) and Mike Shoemaker (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon). It is the story of the greatest superhero team in history, The Awesomes, and what happens after all the most powerful members leave. Join co-creator/executive producer/ series star Meyers, co-creator/executive producer Shoemaker, writer/producer and comic book author Judd Winick (Batman: Under The Red Hood), and cast members Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live), Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live), Josh Meyers (That '70s Show), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), and moderator Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead) for a special Comic-Con screening and audience Q&A. The Awesomes is the first animated Hulu Original Series and premieres August 1 on Hulu and Hulu Plus. It is a Hulu co-production with Broadway Video (Saturday Night Live) and Bento Box Entertainment (Bob's Burgers). Watch The Awesomes first exclusively on Xbox 360 July 25-31.
  2:00PM —  3:00PM  1 Will Eisner and the Graphic Novel Room 23ABC
Comics legends Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Coraline, The Ocean at the End of the Lane), Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics, Making Comics), Jeff Smith (Bone, Shazam!, RASL), Denis Kitchen (Al Capp, The Art of Harvey Kurtzman), and moderator Paul Levitz (Golden Age of DC Comics, The Legion of Super-Heroes) discuss Will Eisner and his pivotal role in the American graphic novel as creator and evangelist, as we celebrate the 35th anniversary of Eisner's A Contract with God. Q&A session to follow.
  2:30PM —  3:15PM  1 American Dad Ballroom 20
Be on hand for an exclusive look at the new season, the world premiere of a song from the never-before-seen Christmas episode featuring the return of Krampus, and a Q&A featuring Wendy Schaal, Rachael MacFarlane, Scott Grimes (ER, Band of Brothers), Dee Bradley Baker (Phineas and Ferb, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), and more.
  2:30PM —  3:30PM  1 Abrams: An Adventure Time Encyclopedia Panel with The Lord of Evil and Marceline The Vampire Queen Room 8
A conversation moderated by Kent Osborne (head of story, Adventure Time) with Martin Olson (voice actor, The Lord of Evil), and Olivia Olson (voice actor, Marceline The Vampire Queen) about their new book from Abrams, The Adventure Time Encyclopedia, including a slide show and a dramatic reading from the book. Surprises may include a terrifying appearance by Hunson Abadeer himself, a music video from the Nightosphere, and Olivia singing with special surprise guests. Audience participation is encouraged for maximum chance of survival!
  2:30PM —  3:30PM  1 How to Get a Job in the Video Game Industry Room 24ABC
Francis Mao (Capcom senior director, creative services) leads a panel of industry insiders from a variety of game companies and industry outlets to share how they got to "play video games for a living," and the wide assortment of career paths available. You don't have to be a programming whiz or a stellar digital artist to have a fun career in the video game industry. Hear about job opportunities in areas such as marketing, public relations, retail, design, publishing, editorial, and more. There will be a Q&A session plus an opportunity to network one on one with the panelists after the session.
  2:30PM —  3:30PM  1 Mainstream Talent and Indie Spirit Room 5AB
Paul Guinan (Boilerplate), Sean 'Cheeks' Galloway (Gumshoe 4 Hire), Jim Zubkavich (Skull Kickers), Laurie Breitdreuz (Pure Heroine), and Matt Bostic (One Hand Tony) discuss how the passion for creator-owned projects can be kept alive while making a name in the mainstream, and how networking and new technologies have enabled the power to shift back toward the creator. Q&A session moderated by Rich Birdsall (Whodinii.com) and Ray Carter (Whodinii.com).
  2:40PM —  3:50PM  1 Grimm Season 3: Q&A with Cast and Producers from the Hit Supernatural Series, Followed by an Exclusive Trailer of NBC's New Fall Drama, Dracula Room 6BCF
In season 2's shocking cliffhanger finale, we were left screaming for answers! What will happen to Nick Burkhardt now that he's a zombie? What do the royal families want with Nick, and what will Captain Renard's next move be? Will Monroe and Rosalee ("Monrosalee") take their relationship to the next level? What will come of Adalind's royal baby? Is Portland doomed? Join your fellow "Grimmsters" for an hour filled with wesen, third season themes, and of course, a Q&A session with the cast members David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, Claire Coffee, and executive producers/writers Jim Kouf, David Greenwalt, Todd Milliner, and Norberto Barba.
  2:55PM —  3:55PM  1 Entertainment Weekly's Women Who Kick Ass Hall H
Fierce, fearless and flat-out fantastic, these female actors have left fans breathless. Michelle Rodriguez (Fast and Furious franchise), Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany, Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), and others open up about the power and privilege of playing women who redefine the rules and refuse to yield.
  3:00PM —  4:00PM  1 Cartoon Network New Comedies: Uncle Grandpa, Steven Universe, and Clarence Room 6A
Be the first to see an exclusive sneak peek of Cartoon Network Studio's all new line up of chuckle-inducing comedies! The panel features Uncle Grandpa creator Pete Browngardt, creative director Audie Harrison, and Adam Devine (Workaholics) as the voice of Pizza Steve, Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar and creative director Ian Jones-Quartey, and Clarence creator Skyler Page. All your questions are sure to be answered and your anticipation is sure to be electrified!
  3:00PM —  4:00PM  1 comiXology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing Room 23ABC
comiXology is looking for the next big independent comic creator-is that you? Since its launch at SXSW, comiXology Submit has released over 150 independent comic book series from celebrated indie creators such as Becky Cloonan, Shannon Wheeler, Richard Stevens, Jake Parker, and Rachel Deering. In this tell-all discussion, comiXology co-founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts are joined by New Yorker Cartoonist and Too Much Coffee Man creator Shannon Wheeler, Marvel and DC artist and creator ofDemeter, The Mire, and Wolves Becky Cloonan, Anathema creator and Kickstarter sensation Rachel Deering, and Bikini Cowboy creator FresherLuke to show you how easy it is to be a part of the new self-publishing revolution in comics!
  3:00PM —  4:00PM  1 Dark Crystal Author Quest: All You Need to Know Room 28DE
Lisa Henson (CEO, The Jim Henson Company) and Cheryl Henson (Labyrinth, The Muppet Show) are joined by Grosset and Dunlap's Francesco Sedita (president and publisher) and Rob Valois (senior editor) to discuss their exciting new contest to find the author of the first installment of the upcoming Young Adult book series set in the world of the classic Jim Henson fantasy film The Dark Crystal. The panel will feature information on how to participate in the Author Quest, an overview of The Dark Crystal world, and a look at the new fan destination darkcrystal.com, as well as a Q&A.
  3:00PM —  4:00PM  1 Hellboy 20th Anniversary Panel Room 4
This year's Comic-Con marks the 20th anniversary of Mike Mignola's best-loved beast. Hellboy has achieved the status in the industry typically reserved for characters created 40 years before him. Following up on the first arc on one of his most popular miniseries to date, the all-new Abe Sapien ongoing series, and the continuing adventures of the supporting cast of the BPRD, this will be one of the biggest Hellboy panels to date! Join creator Mike Mignola and Dark Horse editor-in-chief Scott Allie, for an open forum on your favorite cast of characters.
  3:00PM —  4:00PM  1 Indyfans: The World of Indiana Jones Room 29A
The adventure continues this year as the Indyfans reunite to discuss The Man in the Hat! This year they'll dive right in and see what's new to uncover. Moderated by Brandon Kleyla (Indyfans).
  3:00PM —  4:00PM  1 Nerdist Industries Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Chris Hardwick (BBC America's The Nerdist, AMC's Talking Dead) is joined by friends new and old to discuss the exciting things coming to Nerdist Industries. Join Chris and company as they look at the Nerdist Channel's upcoming slate, discuss new initiatives from the Nerdist team, and answer as many quemments as humanly possible.
  3:00PM —  4:00PM  1 Pinky and the Brain 20th Anniversary Voice Reunion Lyceum
Are you pondering what we’re pondering? How could two decades have passed since Pinky and the Brain first tried to take over the world? Celebrate one of the all-time funniest animated series when the original voices of the silly simpleton Pinky and his uber-genius pal Brain, Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche, join eight-time Emmy Award-winning dialogue director Andrea Romano for an hour of hilarious reminiscing. Narf!

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  3:00PM —  4:00PM  1 Roddenberry Entertainment Room 25ABC
Rod Roddenberry (CEO, Roddenberry Entertainment), Trevor Roth (head of development, Days Missing) Tory Mell (producer/writer, White Room:02B3), Paul Morrissey (editor, Days Missing, Worth), Aubrey Sitterson (writer, Worth), Chris Moreno (artist, Worth), Bjo Trimble (super fan, Star Trek), and Sean Patrick O'Reilly (publisher, Arcana) are taking the name that created Star Trek and bringing it to levels not seen since the original days of the genre-changing television show. Join them for some incredible Roddenberry news and a sneak peek at some of the new and exciting things they are working on. All followed by a Q&A. Also: giveaway of a special iPad mini.
  3:00PM —  4:00PM  1 Spotlight on George Pérez Room 7AB
Comic-Con special guest George Pérez is one of the legendary artists in comics history. Starting his career almost 40 years ago, he has worked for every major comics company, and his résumé reads like a who's who of superheroes, especially when it comes to teams (Teen Titans, Justice League, Avengers, Fantastic Four). George talks about his career and what comes next for this fan-favorite artist!
  3:00PM —  4:00PM  1 Spotlight on Gerry Conway: Secrets Behind the Death of Gwen Stacy Room 9
Comic-Con special guest Gerry Conway, co-creator of The Punisher, Firestorm, Power Girl, and Man-Thing, along with too many supervillains to count, is one of the longest-running writers of the Justice League and is widely known as "the man who killed Gwen Stacy." Gerry will reveal the truth behind comicdom's most traumatic death, as well as the origins of the Spider-Man Clone Saga. In addition, he will entertain with his impression of Tony Orlando and Dawn having knitting needles thrust into their eyes. Parents are cautioned. Questions are welcomed.
  3:00PM —  4:00PM  1 Supercharge Your Superhero with Prismacolor! Room 30CDE
From chiseled cheekbones to flowing capes (and beyond) discover the cosmic power that Prismacolor Brush|Fine can add to all of your comic renderings. Prismacolor specialists Diana Garrett and Shelley Minnis provide tips and techniques to help you add realism and drama to your characters, including fabric folds, aesthetics, muscles, hair, facial expressions, environments and more. Samples and door prizes provided with the presentation.
  3:00PM —  5:00PM  1 Comic-Con How-To: Disney Comic Creation Workshop Room 2
Participants will assist in the scripting and layout of a six-page Donald Duck story using the same methods used by Patrick and Shelly Block for their freelance Duck Tales. Patrick will rough draw the story from scratch in front of the panel to show the procedures used in the creation of a short comic narrative.
  3:05PM —  4:05PM  1 Getting Your Audience into Your Main Character's Shoes with Chris Huntley Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Whether your main character is a hero, a villain, a sidekick, or a one-of-a-kind original, empathizing with a main character is essential if you want your audience to experience your story at a personal level. Even the meanest main character is sympathetic when you get inside his head. This workshop gives you several surefire, practical techniques to get your audience squarely involved in your main character's personal issues.
  3:15PM —  4:15PM  1 Vertigo: The Sandman 25th Anniversary and Beyond! Room 6DE
This year Vertigo's flagship title The Sandman returns to comics in an all-new series written by Neil Gaiman (TheSandman)! Join Neil for a celebration of the 25th anniversary of this timeless series and an exclusive look at what is in store for the Lord of the Dreaming with Neil and his past and future legendary collaborators, Dave McKean, Sam Kieth, Todd Klein, and J. H. Williams III.
  3:30PM —  4:15PM  1 True Blood Panel and Q&A session Ballroom 20
Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated True Blood kicked off its sixth season June 16 on HBO. The series follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Oscar and Golden Globe award winner Anna Paquin), who can hear people's thoughts and vampires Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). Brian Buckner serves as executive producer of the series, which also features Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse, Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte, Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton, Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette, Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam, Joe Manganiello as Alcide, Anna Camp as Sarah Newlin, Michael McMillian as Steve Newlin, and Rob Kazinsky as Ben. Oscar and Emmy Award winner Alan Ballcreated and is also an executive producer on the series, based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. Moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly.
  3:30PM —  4:30PM  1 Adventure Time Comic Book Panel Room 8
What time is it? It's Adventure Time! The top-rated Cartoon Network show and bestselling comic book published by KaBOOM! is bigger than ever in 2013! KaBOOM! editor Shannon Watters conducts a lively conversation with series writer Ryan North and artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, writer/artist Meredith Gran (Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens), and writer/artist Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake).
  3:30PM —  4:30PM  1 African Diaspora Panel: Black Superheroes Unite Room 5AB
Tim Russ (Cmdr. Tuvok, Star Trek Voyager), Herb Jefferson (Battlestar Galactica), Michael Dorn (Lt. Cmdr. Worf, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine), and Christopher Judge (Teal'c, Stargate SG1) share their experiences as pioneering superheroes. Also on hand is Jimmy Diggs (The Crypto-Historians), who has written more episodes of Star Trek than any other freelance writer in the history of the franchise. Moderated by Karen L. Willis (director of the San Diego Black Film Festival). Q&A to follow.
  3:30PM —  4:30PM  1 Fantagraphics/Drawn & Quarterly Preview Room 26AB
North America boasts the world's two leading comic book companies that have defined the literary genre for comics. Seattle's Fantagraphics and Montreal's Drawn & Quarterly present their fall and winter lists of works from the world's best cartoonists, perhaps even with a few surprises and giveaways!
  3:30PM —  4:30PM  1 Spotlight on Paul Dini Room 24ABC
As a writer, producer, and creator, Comic-Con special guest Paul Dini enjoys a flourishing career in all aspects of popular culture. Join Paul and moderator Bill Morrison (Futurama, Bongo Comics) as they look back at fan-favorite career highlights (Batman: The Animated Series, Arkham City, Lost, Tower Prep), some current projects (Hulk and the Agents of Smash, Black Canary and Zatanna), and a few surprises for the future.

4:00PM —  4:45PM   Person of Interest Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Room 6BCF
Executive producers Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight) and Greg Plageman (Cold Case) are joined by the series stars for a special video presentation and Q&A. Join the discussion, as the science "fiction" in Person of Interest becomes reality with recent real-world events. Person of Interest is a crime thriller about a presumed dead former CIA agent who teams up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes. Aided by the Machine-and opposed by ruthless criminals, corrupt cops, and shadowy elements within the government-the team works with two NYPD detectives to stop crimes before they happen. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Person of Interest returns for its third season on September 24, in a new timeslot of Tuesdays at 10/9c on CBS. Person of Interest: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 17.
4:00PM —  5:00PM   Behind the Scenes with Telltale Games' The Walking Dead Game Series
Room 23ABC
Robert Kirkman (creator of The Walking Dead comic series), Telltale Game's CEO Dan Connors, and Kirsten Kennedy (Telltale Games, producer) discuss the inspiration behind developing the critically acclaimed game series. Along with PlayStation's Don Mesa (director of product planning and platform software innovation, SCEA), the team will walk fans through the origins of the game, reveal details on exciting new gameplay features exclusive to PlayStation Vita, and include a little sneak peek on what's to come for next chapter of The Walking Dead game series. Q&A moderated by Greg Miller (executive editor, IGN).
4:00PM —  5:00PM   Being Human Indigo Ballroom,
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Itching to know what goes on behind the scenes of Syfy's smash hit series Being Human? Give in to temptation and join cast members Sam Witwer (Aidan), Meaghan Rath (Sally), Sam Huntington (Josh), Kristen Hager (Nora), and executive producer Anna Fricke as they discuss what's in store for a larger-than-life new season. Moderated by Aaron Sagers, entertainment journalist (CNN.com/MTV.com) and geek culture expert.
4:00PM —  5:00PM   Comic Book Art Fundamentals
Room 30CDE
Take this crash course into how to create powerful, readable comic book art. The fundamentals for what makes comic book art different from illustration, painting, and storyboarding and how to get started are covered by the experts from Comics Experience. Featuring Andy Schmidt (Marvel and IDW editor, Comics Experience founder) and artist Klaus Janson (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns).
4:00PM —  5:00PM   Cosplaying 102: Intermediate and Advanced Costuming
Room 29A
Catherine M. Fisher (award-winning costumer) and Mike Schiffbauer (master prop maker and costumer) pick up where Cosplaying 101 left off. They will discuss advanced costuming techniques such as sculpting, mold making, resin casting, armor building and more. Join Catherine and Mike for this informative and fun-filled panel, moderated by Melissa Gene Meyer (assistant for the Comic-Con Masquerade). There will be a Q&A session during the second half of the panel.
4:00PM —  5:00PM   Hasbro: Marvel
Room 25ABC
Adam Biehl (vice president, Global Marvel line at Hasbro), Jesse Falcon (Director of Hardlines, Marvel), Dwight Stall (senior Marvel product design manager, Hasbro) and Maalvika Mantraprigada (senior manager, Global Marvel line) discuss Hasbro's popular Marvel action figure lines. Attendees will also get a sneak peek of upcoming action figures. Adam, Jesse, Dwight, and Maalvika will also host a Q&A for your burning Marvel action figure questions!
4:00PM —  5:00PM   Spotlight on Vera Brosgol
Room 4
Eisner Award winner and Comic-Con special guest Vera Brosgol (Anya's Ghost) talks about her background and influences in writing, art, and animation with YA rock star Holly Black (The Coldest Girl in Cold Town).
4:00PM —  5:00PM   Team Cul de Sac
Room 9
Chris Sparks, editor and organizer of the Eisner Award-nominated Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinsons book, is joined by several contributors who will talk about the creation of this original cartoon art book done in tribute to Richard Thompson, Reuben Award winner and the creator of the comic strip Cul de Sac. The book features art from dozens of cartoonists in print and web, including the first original art published in 16 years by Bill Watterson of Calvin and Hobbes fame, and has helped raise over $105,000 towards Parkinsons research through the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Panelists scheduled to appear are Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate), Mark Tatulli (Lio), Lucas Turnbloom (Imagine This), Andrew Farago (curator, Cartoon Art Museum), Shaenon Garrity (Skin Horse, Narbonic), and Jenni Holm (Baby Mouse) an Eisner Award nominee. Moderated by Tom Racine (Tall Tale Radio podcast).
4:00PM —  5:00PM   The Power of Geek: Superfandom and Why Brands, Media, and the World at Large Want In
Room 28DE
Not too long ago, the only attention paid to geeks seemed to come from bullies lying in wait after school. Today, we're living in the age of the nerd-do-well, and it's the geeks (guys and girls) who are driving significant trends across all forms of entertainment, steering pop culture and being courted by corporate America. How did this happen, why is it important, and what does it mean for the future? And will it last? Join Bonfire Agency, the first marketing firm created to help brands establish and deepen connections with the superfan community in relevant, meaningful ways, as they lead an A-list of pop culture pundits to explore, discuss, and inevitably argue about our collective moment in the sun. Panelists include publisher Ted Adams (IDW Publishing), writer/producer/comic creator Grace Randolph (host of Beyond the Trailer), entertainment marketer Francis Mao (senior director creative services, Capcom), author Rob Salkowitz (Comic Con and the Business of Pop Culture), and Bonfire founding partner Ed Catto. Moderated by Steve Rotterdam, former senior vice president of sales and marketing at DC Comics and founding partner of Bonfire Agency. Please note: a donation to the Hero Initiative will be made for every conventioneer who attends and stays for the duration of the panel.
4:00PM —  5:30PM   Oddball Comics with Scott Shaw!
Room 7AB
Award-winning cartoonist Scott Shaw! (Annoying Orange, Simpsons Comics, Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!) returns to Comic-Con with an extra-lurid, extra-funny, new edition of his popular show featuring "the craziest comic books ever published." Even if you've seen some of these comic book covers many times before, when you see them blown up to the size of the side of a barn, you'll be amazed and delighted at the unbelievably hilarious hidden-in-plain-sight imagery that's revealed! See why Stan Lee says, "Wow, True Believers, I thought I'd seen it all, but Scott Shaw!'s hysterically hilarious Oddball Comics Live is the wildest, wackiest exposé of some of the craziest comic books I've ever seen! Or, to put it mildly, Scott's outrageous opuses are a blast!"
4:10PM —  5:55PM   Robert Williams Mr. b***hin'
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Robert Williams Mr. b***hin'-This documentary delivers insight into multiple American counter-cultures by following the great American artist and underground legend Robert Williams. From Hot Rods to Punk and Metal, from LSD to the top of the art world, the influential paintings of Robert Williams defied categorization until they became their own art movement. Participating filmmakers include Robert Williams (living legend), Nancye Ferguson (producer/co-director), Michael LaFetra (producer/co-director), Mary C. Reese (editor/director) and Doug Blake (producer/co-director).
4:15PM —  5:15PM   Warner Bros. and DC Entertainmen: Superman's 75th Anniversary Celebration
Room 6A
As the most recognizable superhero in the world, Superman has flown high in film, TV, radio, animation and, of course, comics for 75 glorious years. Join a star-studded panel, including cast, filmmakers, artists and writers from Superman's illustrious history-from Jack Larson (the original Jimmy Olsen from Adventures of Superman) and first-time Comic-Con panelist Tim Daly (Superman: The Animated Series) and reigning animated Supergirl Molly Quinn (Castle), to comics luminaries Paul Levitz, Grant Morrison, and Dan Jurgens, plus talent from the current blockbuster, Man of Steel -- as they reminisce and discuss the beloved character's many personifications, impressive history, and ongoing relevance within society and entertainment. And courtesy of Mattel and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, all fans attending the panel will receive a special Superman Quick Shots figure!
4:15PM —  5:45PM   20th Century Fox
Hall H
4:30PM —  5:15PM   The Vampire Diaries Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Ballroom 20
Making their fang-tastic fifth appearance at Comic-Con, the cast and creative team behind The Vampire Diaries vamp it up in San Diego! Series stars Nina Dobrev (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Paul Wesley (Roll Bounce), Ian Somerhalder (Lost), Candice Accola (Juno), and Kat Graham (Honey 2) join executive producers/writers Julie Plec (The Originals, Kyle XY) and Caroline Dries (Melrose Place) on stage for a video screening and Q&A session. The CW's #1 series returns in the fall for its fifth season, promising twists, turns and-of course-(love) triangles in this new chapter for our heroes, post-graduation. 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 Fourth Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and UltraViolet in September.
4:30PM —  5:30PM  Archaia Entertainment: Announcements, Sneak Previews, and What's Next!
Room 8
Award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment (Mouse Guard, Jim Henson's Tale of Sand, Return of the Dapper Men), well known for its eclectic slate of stories and beautiful-looking publications, unveils the rest of its 2013 lineup, and there's something for everyone! For fantasy fans, hear about The Reason for Dragons from writer Chris Northrop and Will o' the Wisps from writer Tom Hammock and artist Megan Hutchinson. Like noir? Writer Matz is here all the way from France to tell you about his newest volume of The Killer! Sci-fi fans will be represented with a blast from the past by writer Andrew E. C. Gaska's new collection, Space: 1999-The Classics Remastered. You'll get exclusive sneak peeks of Giannis Milonogiannis's follow-up, Old City Blues Vol. 2, and Archaia's first-ever 3D graphic novel, The Joyners in 3D. Actress/producer Alyssa Milano will be on hand to announce her upcoming cyber-thriller graphic novel. If you like horror, actor/writer/director Dan Fogler has got another volume of his anthology graphic novel series Moon Lake up his sleeve. And finally, titles that are all- age appropriate include new volumes of Cow Boy, Spera, and Hopeless, Maine. All attendees will receive a copy of Archaia's 2012 Free Comic Book Day hardcover book.
4:30PM —  5:30PM   Comics and Prose: The Graphic Novel Hybrid
Room 26AB
The hybrid comic book/prose novel is on the rise. What makes this form so compelling for creators? Where is the form going? A conversation with creators Jeffrey Brown (Star Wars, Jedi Academy), Cecil Castellucci (OddDuck), Tom King (A Crowded Sky), Jim Pascoe (By the Balls), Janet Tashjian (My Life as a Cartoonist), and Nate Powell (March: Book One). Moderated by Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics) about the possibilities and challenges of marrying these two forms.
4:30PM —  5:30PM   Poppin' Some Tags
Room 24ABC
Celebrity costume designers from Costume Designers Guild IATSE Local 892 dish the dirt on designing and bringing to fruition the costumes for today's hottest blockbusters. Featured panelists are Trish Summerville (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Gary Jones (Oz, the Great and Powerful), Christine Bieslin-Clark (TRON, Watchmen, 300), Isis Mussenden (Wolverine, Chronicles of Narnia), and Mayes Rubeo (WWZ, Avatar). Moderated by actor Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy).
4:30PM —  5:30PM   What's Next at Image Comics
Room 6DE
Image Comics dropped some huge announcements earlier this month at their Image Expo media event. Now's your chance to get up close and personal with the creators and titles added to the increasingly legendary Image catalogue! Join Image publisher Eric Stephenson and a panel of talent to find out what the country's largest independent comics publisher has in store for the rest of 2013, 2014 and beyond. Moderated by Eric Stephenson and featuring panelists Ed Brubaker, J. Michael Straczynski, and Matt Fraction.
4:30PM —  6:00PM   That '70s Panel
Room 5AB
It was a time of change in comics, with a new generation intermingling with the old and taking command. Hear what it was like from Martin Pasko (Superman, Swamp Thing), Tony Isabella (Black Lightning, The Champions), Val Mayerik (Man-Thing, Howard the Duck), Elliott S! Maggin (Superman, Green Arrow), George Pérez (Teen Titans, Justice League), and moderator Mark Evanier (Groo the Wanderer, Blackhawk).
4:50PM —  5:50PM   Revolution Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Room 6BCF
In this epic adventure from Supernatural's Eric Kripke and J. J. Abrams's Bad Robot Productions, a family struggles to reunite in a postapocalyptic American landscape where every piece of technology has mysteriously blacked out, setting in motion a swashbuckling journey that leads to the reason the lights went out. The season 1 finale found our heroes at The Tower and the switch to turn the lights back on-but the mystery of the blackout is just the beginning. Fans will be treated to an exclusive video presentation, followed by a special Q&A with series stars and producers. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises, and Warner Bros. Television, the second season of Revolution premieres this fall in its new Wednesday 8/7c time period on NBC.
5:00PM —  5:45PM   [adult swim]: Rick and Morty
Room 25ABC
Premiering this winter, Rick and Morty is a show about a sociopathic scientist who drags his unintelligent grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Executive producers Dan Harmon (Community, Channel 101) and Justin Roiland (Channel 101) will preview the new animated series and will be joined by writer Ryan Ridley and cast members Spencer Grammer (Greek) and Kari Wahlgren.
5:00PM —  6:00PM   Beautiful Books: Graphic Design in Comics and Graphic Novels
Room 4
Robbie Robbins, (IDW SVP/graphic artist), Keith Wood (Oni Press art director), Fawn Lau (VIZ graphic designer), Christopher Ross (Top Shelf director of digital publishing and book designer), and cartoonist/designer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) present a roundtable discussion about the shifting trends in graphic novel book design and the industry movement toward books as art objects. Moderated by Oni Press editor-in-chief and hopeless graphic design snob James Lucas Jones.
5:00PM —  6:00PM   BrickJournal: LEGO as an Art Form
Room 23ABC
BrickJournal presents a unique look into how artists are using LEGO bricks to construct amazing works of art and how building with the toy has gained popularity among adult artists worldwide. Jump into the world of LEGO-built art by joining top builders Joe Meno (BrickJournal), Nathan Sawaya (BrickArtist), Brandon Griffith (BrickStuds), and Tommy Williamson (BrickNerd) as they explain how they take an idea from conception to design and build amazing art completely made of LEGO bricks.
5:00PM —  6:00PM   Name That Movie
Room 28DE
Inkpot Award winner John Field presents a game show UN-like any other. Here is an exciting presentation you can be a part of! When you enter the room, write your name on the card provided and drop it in the Magic Film Can. If your name is chosen (among 4 contestants), your job is to name as many fun clips as you can! The genre of clips you will see are in the sci-fi, horror and fantasy categories. Whoever names the most clips by the end of the show, wins! You will see many well-known, not so well-known and downright weird clips from movies you have seen, never seen, and should see, because they are at the very least entertaining. There will be prizes for first, second, third, and even fourth place winners! That's not all; the audience will get a chance to guess those clips that the contestants can't! Audience members get cool prizes as well. Don't miss this entertainment-packed show!
5:00PM —  6:00PM   Spotlight on Sam Kieth
Room 9
Sam Kieth is one of the quirkiest and most eccentric artists in comics. His unique art style and incredible drawing ability have won him legions of fans worldwide. Now, in an extremely rare appearance at Comic-Con, you can join Sam, with his long-time friend and editor Scott Dunbier, in an informal gabfest covering the wild spectrum that is Sam's career (Sandman, Wolverine, The Maxx, and much more).
5:00PM —  6:00PM   Storytellers: Disney/ABC Knows Talent!
Room 30CDE
Along with Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm, Disney/ABC Television is home to some of the most creative storytellers in entertainment. Talent development executives and other panelists will share experiences and insight about the creative process and the necessary steps needed to break into television and land the job of your dreams. Discussion points include pitching and writing a compelling script, directing a solid episode of television, and the essentials of networking. Moderated by Ken Choy (Hyphen Magazine).
5:00PM —  6:00PM   Warehouse 13
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Go behind the scenes of America's top-secret supernatural storage facility with Warehouse 13's Eddie McClintock (Pete), Joanne Kelly (Myka), Saul Rubinek (Artie), Allison Scagliotti (Claudia), and Jack Kenny (executive producer). Take a look back at four out-of-this-world seasons and get a glimpse at what's in store for the fifth and final season of the beloved Syfy series. Moderated by Entertainment Weekly's Geoff Boucher.
5:15PM —  6:00PM  Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Ballroom 20
After failing to foil Malcolm Merlyn's undertaking, Oliver Queen and team look to get back on track by crossing another name off the list: Comic-Con 2013. Arrow series stars Stephen Amell (Hung), Katie Cassidy (Melrose Place), David Ramsey (Dexter), Emily Bett Rickards (Flicka: Country Pride), and Colton Haynes (Teen Wolf) -- with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern), Marc Guggenheim (Eli Stone), and Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe)-will take aim at San Diego with a special video presentation and panel discussion previewing the show's upcoming and much-buzzed-about second season, which will center on Oliver's transformation from vigilante to hero. Arrow: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet on September 17. Based on characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics, Arrow is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series returns for a second season this fall, airing Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
5:15PM —  7:00PM  Comic-Con How-To: Portrait Painting Demonstration: Introducing Online Training in the Watts Atelier Method
Room 2
Nationally renowned artist and owner of Watts Atelier of the Arts Jeffrey R. Watts demonstrates an alla prima oil portrait painting from a live model. Jeff will also introduce an exciting new opportunity to train in the Watts Method online.
5:30PM —  6:30PM   Four-Day Comic Book Challenge
Room 8
After four grueling days of comic making, the students from the "Little Fish Artist Intensive" will be presenting the collaborative comic they had four days to create during the days leading up to Comic-Con. Students will reflect on their experience as well as present their work alongside special guest instructor Klaus Janson (Daredevil: End of Days, Dark Knight Returns). Join Klaus and the students for this session moderated by Alonso Nunez and Patrick Yurick (Little Fish Comic Book Studio and American BOOOM!).
5:30PM —  6:30PM   Jeff Smith and Terry Moore
Room 24ABC
Two of the industry's most successful and popular self-publishers Jeff Smith and Terry Moore once again join forces at Comic- Con! Don't miss your chance to listen to these longtime friends and industry colleagues discuss their best-known works (Bone,Strangers in Paradise), their current projects and future endeavors, and the state of self-publishing today. Q&A to follow.
5:30PM —  6:30PM   Spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski
Room 7AB
Just when we thought we'd gotten rid of him once and for all, Comic-Con special guest J. Michael Straczynski created Studio JMS and its subsidiary Joe's Comics, via Image, which debuted Ten Grand this past May and will be launching a special variant edition right here at SDCC. We consider this the worst kind of retribution for our prior panel descriptions and are considering our next move. This may lead to fisticuffs. Oh, yeah, and he writes movies and TV and stuff like that. Whatever.
5:30PM —  6:30PM   Star Trek Enterprise Bridge Restoration and Sci-Fi Museum
Room 26AB
NewStarship.com founder Huston Huddleston and his restoration team Doug Drexler (DS9, Battlestar Galactica), David Gerrold (writer, Star Trek TOS, TNG), Larry Nemecek (writer/historian, Star Trek), and surprise guests discuss this massive project that began with fans saving a discarded Paramount-built touring set and turning it into what will become the world's first interactive educational Sci-Fi Museum.
5:30PM —  7:00PM   Gays in Comics XXVI
Room 6A
Whether it's the high-flying world of capes, spandex, and gravity-defying breasts or wondrously down-to-earth slice-of-life, the LGBTQ presence in comics has evolved beyond inclusion and visibility. Moderators Roger Klorese (Prism Comics Board) and Paige Braddock (Jane's World) explore the next level of authentic LGBTQ storytelling with panelists Shannon Walters (Kaboom), Eisner Award nominee Justin Hall (No Straight Lines), Leia Weathington (The Legend of Bold Riley), Shena Wolf (Uclick/Universal Press Syndicate), Sina Grace (Li'l Depressed Boy; Not My Bag), and others to be announced. The panel will be followed by the annual Prism Comics Gays Comic Fan Mixer and Silent Auction hosted by and benefiting Prism Comics, the nonprofit organization that supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered comics, creators, and readers.
5:45PM —  6:45PM   Batman: The Animated Series Turns 21
Room 6DE
Pop the champagne! The landmark television production Batman: The Animated Series turns 21 this year. Spend an hour with the creative core of this groundbreaking series -- Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Alan Burnett, and Eric Radomski -- as they recollect the dynamics of crafting a series that would have a resounding influence on Dark Knight properties -- and the entire animated television landscape -- for two decades and counting.
5:45PM —  7:00PM  [adult swim]: Aqua TV Show Show, Squidbillies, Superjail, King Star King, and Mr. Pickles
Room 25ABC
Dave Willis (Squidbillies, Aqua TV Show Show), Matt Maiellaro (Aqua TV Show Show), and Jim Fortier (Squidbillies) discuss the return of long-running animated series Aqua TV Show Show and Squidbilles. Christy Karacas (Robotomy) previews season 4 of Superjail. J. J. Villard (Monsters vs. Aliens), and Tommy Blacha (Metalocalypse) discuss King Star King. And get an exclusive look at Mr. Pickles from creators Will Carsola and Dave Stewart (Funny or Die Presents Nick Swardson's Pretend Time).
5:55PM —  6:20PM  The Comic King of Guatemala
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
The Comic King of Guatemala-A carload of comics head from the U.S. to Guatemala-a dream or a disaster? This entertaining documentary looks at Guatemala's first-ever comic book shop. Will it survive in a place where one out of every two people can't read? Participating filmmakers include Dan Terzuola (iAy Robot! Comics), Rabeyah Khan (iAy Robot! Comics), and Matthew Cleaves ("Oh My!" Creative Studio).
5:55PM —  6:55PM   The Tomorrow People Pilot Screening and Q&A
Room 6BCF
Sure, teleporting into San Diego remedies many stresses associated with Comic-Con, and knowing fans' questions before they are ever asked would certainly seem to give them a leg up, but that doesn't mean The Tomorrow People are any less excited about their inaugural visit to the world's premier fan convention. Series stars Robbie Amell (1600 Penn), Peyton List (Mad Men), and Mark Pellegrino (Lost), along with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern), Phil Klemmer (Chuck), and Danny Cannon (Nikita), will be on hand for a special pilot screening, followed by a Q&A to discuss this story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions, FremantleMedia, Warner Bros. Television, and CBS Television Studios, The Tomorrow People will air Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW this fall.

6:00PM —  7:00PM   Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
More than three decades after the debut of Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, Carl Sagan's stunning and iconic exploration of the universe as revealed by science, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey sets off on a new voyage for the stars. Executive producer Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, American Dad) and Sagan's original collaborators have teamed to conceive a 13-part docu-series airing in 2014 on FOX. Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson joins writer/executive producer Ann Druyan and executive producer/director Brannon Braga (Star Trek franchise, 24) to debut an exclusive first look at the new "Ship of the Imagination," followed by a Q&A.
6:00PM —  7:00PM  Dissecting Brands: How Do You Know What Makes Batman Batman?
Room 30CDE
Have you ever seen a movie or read a book and thought, that didn't feel like the character or franchise? There's a reason for that. Brand + Entertainment Solutions' Andy Schmidt (CEO), Jon Bresman (Star Wars/MAD magazine veteran), Steve Drucker (VP of IP development, Hasbro), Josh Fialkov (award-nominated graphic novelist), and Marc Guggenheim (executive producer/writer, Arrow) offer an in-depth journey on how to dissect characters and franchises-figuring out what makes them tick, what makes them work, and what's vital to that brand or franchise.
6:00PM —  7:00PM   Financing Your Dream: Kickstarter Fundraising
Room 23ABC
Need money to produce your film or write that novel? Join this panel of experts on how to raise funds for your project using "Crowdfunding" sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo. These panelists have raised money for their projects -- find out how they did it! Marc Scott Zicree (Space Command, Star Trek TNG and Deep Space Nine,), Michael Reaves (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Batman: The Animated Series), David Simkins (Warehouse 13, Charmed, Dark Angel), Lynn Ayala (Lily, Warehouse 13), Jimmy Diggs (The Crypto-Historians, Star Trek: Voyager), Robert Bryn Pryor (Cowboys & Engines), Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica, Cowboys & Engines), and Walter Koenig. Moderated by Mark O'Bannon (The Dream Crystal, The Dark Mirrors of Heaven).
6:00PM —  7:00PM  Marvel Studios: Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Hall H
Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and many surprise guests provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel cinematic universe.
6:00PM —  7:00PM   Spiritual Themes in Comics
Room 4
The center cannot hold! Major changes are sweeping through the world's faith communities and popular media reflect these concerns. What rough beast slouches toward San Diego to be born? Join the always lively CCAS panel on spiritual themes.
6:00PM —  7:00PM   Spotlight on Leonard Maltin
Room 5AB
He's been called America's most knowledgeable film critic and historian, and he's the author of more than a dozen books on motion pictures and animation, in addition to his annual (and bestselling) Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, a book no lover of film can be without. This year, he's a Comic-Con special guest and for this hour, Leonard Maltin will be interviewed by his longtime friend Mark Evanier.
6:00PM —  7:00PM   Watch_Dogs: Does Privacy Exist?
Room 9
Aiden Pearce, the protagonist in Watch_Dogs, is a tech-savvy modern-day vigilante who can hack the infrastructure of Chicago at a moment's notice. He can control stoplights to manipulate traffic to his benefit, control security cameras to survey his enemies, and stop trains to make an escape. But just how realistic are Aiden's abilities? And how private are our everyday lives with the technology now available? Hosted by Aisha Tyler, panelists will include security consultants to talk about hyperconnectivity and the realities of how secure we really are. Kevin Short (lead story designer) will delve into the realities of today's world and explain what it's like writing for a next-generation game, as well as unveiling never-before-seen footage.
6:00PM —  7:00PM   What's New at Action Lab Entertainment
Room 28DE
From the award-winning Princeless to Ehmm Theory, NFL Rushzone, and Molly Danger, the mad scientists at Action Lab have been at the forefront of creating thought-provoking independent comics since 2010. Find out what's coming next from the most cutting-edge company in the industry. With president Kevin Freeman, creative director Dave Dwonch, Action Lab Danger Zone president Jason Martin, and creator Jeremy Dale (Skyward).
6:20PM —  6:50PM   Devoted to the Dark Side
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Devoted to the Dark Side-Go behind the masks of the 501st Legion and discover their intense passion as the members bring notorious Star Wars icons to life. Participating filmmakers include Adam Ruckersfeldt (director), Aaron Pagniano (cinematographer), Josh Smooha, and Jesse Zhu.
6:30PM —  7:30PM   Her Universe: Geek Girl Fashion: A Dialogue Between Fashion Professionals and Fans
Room 24ABC
Actress and entrepreneur Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and founder of Her Universe, the leading merchandise company for female sci-fi fans, is bringing together the decision makers in the genre fashion industry and the fans for an open discussion. This conversation is meant to be educational and informative, putting the executives and buyers in direct communication with the fans. Ashley will give fans a glimpse of how the retailers stay in tune with their customers and how they develop compelling designs. Audience members will be able to give their comments and recommendations.
6:30PM —  7:30PM   Lion Forge Comics Fall Lineup: Knight Rider, AirWolf, Saved by the Bell, Punky Brewster, Miami Vice, and more!
Room 26AB
Some of your all-time favorite TV shows from the '80s are coming to comics with Lion Forge! Joining the event will be creators Joe Philips (Doctor Who), Rick Burchett (Lady Saber), Carl Reed (Lion Forge), Lorenzo Lizana (Lion Forge), Brandon Easton (Thundercats), Joelle Sellner (Jackie Chan Adventures), Geoff Thorne (Leverage), Jonathan London (Geekscape), Shannon Denton (DC/WildStorm), Flex Alexander (Snakes on a Plane), David Gorden (Bulletproof Knights), and some surprise guests.
6:30PM —  7:30PM   Saints Row IV Super Dangerous Wub Wub Panel
Room 7AB
Key members of the Saints Row IV voice cast and development team discuss all things Saints Row IV, ranging from their roles in the game to their appreciation for dubstep. Q&A session moderated by Aubrey Norris (Deep Silver).
6:30PM —  7:30PM   The Art of Play: How the '90s Changed Action Figures from Toys to Collectibles
Room 8
All through the 1980s action figures were small, shiny, fun but oftentimes crudely sculpted toys. In 1994 Todd McFarlane took a huge risk to his new empire and started his own toy company (Todd Toys) to make figures based on the characters in Image Comics and in so doing turned the action figure market on its ear. A taller format, better sculpting, and a radical change in paint ops reset the industry standard and raised the bar for everyone. The ripple effect lead to changes at Toy Biz and the appearance of new players in the market such as Art Asylum, The Four Horsemen, and Mezco. The alumni from McFarlane went out into the world and changed smaller companies that were just starting in the action figure world such as NECA and Diamond Select Toys. This tectonic shift is still being felt in the industry as companies focus more on art and realism in their lines. Industry leaders, sculptors, and people who were there discuss the changes and what it meant for collectors then and now. Moderator Daniel "Julius Marx" Pickett from ActionFigureInsider.com will be joined by Joe Ferstl (McFarlane Toys), Jesse Falcon (Marvel), Jean St. Jean (Jean St. Jean Studios), Eric "Cornboy" Mayse (The Four Horsemen Design), Digger T. Mesch (Dig Deep Entertainment, Agent 88, Founder of Art Asylum), and maybe a surprise or two.
6:50PM —  8:35PM   Nightmare Factory
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Nightmare Factory-How the gross-out geeks infiltrated Hollywood and carved out their place in the history of cinema. Participating filmmakers include Donna Davies (director), Robert W. Zimmerman (director of photography), and Dan Stewart (location sound mixer).
7:00PM —  8:00PM   Best and Worst Manga of 2013
Room 23ABC
With so much manga (Japanese comics) out there, what's really worth reading? An opinionated group of bloggers, journalists, editors, retailers, and hardcore manga readers hash it out and rant and rave (okay, mostly rant) about the best new manga of the past year, the underappreciated gems you may have missed, and the manga they love to hate. This year's all-star cast: Brigid Alverson (MangaBlog.net, Publishers Weekly), Christopher Butcher (director, Toronto Comic Arts Festival and manager, The Beguiling), Deb Aoki (MangaComicsManga.com), and a few surprise guests.
7:00PM —  8:00PM   From Comic Book King to Fine Artist Extraordinaire: A Chat with Robert Williams
Room 4
Join friends and colleagues of a true underground comix heavyweight and accomplished fine artist, Robert Williams (ZAP Comix). Panelists include William Stout (illustrator, Wizards), Gwynned Vitello (president, Juxtapoz and Thrasher), Karl Meyer (president, Gentle Giant Studios), and Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics). Robert will take us though his incredible journey from ZAP Comix, his work with Big Daddy Roth, all the way to his current exploits in the heady realm of fine art. Moderated by Vitello.
7:00PM —  8:00PM   Gaia Online
Room 5AB
Chris Castagnetto (D. J. Helsing) is proud to be hosting the Official Gaia Online Panel. This is your chance to meet the Gaia staff, get your burning questions answered, and take a sneak peek at some of the great stuff Gaia has planned for 2013. Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes.
7:00PM —  8:00PM   Gays Comic Fan Mixer and Silent Auction
Room 6A
Following the Gays in Comics XXVI panel is the annual Prism Comics Gays Comic Fan Mixer and Silent Auction, hosted by and benefiting Prism Comics, the nonprofit organization that supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered comics, creators, and readers. Mingle with comics fans and creators and stay for the special drawing of the "Comics Gift Basket" and the silent auction of incredible comics items, including original art.
7:00PM —  8:00PM   Science Channel: Unexplained Files
Room 25ABC
Every year around the world people experience mysterious phenomena that baffle scientists. From spontaneous combustion and UFO sightings to strange loud sounds, possible curses, and peculiar afflictions, these troubling happenings seemingly cannot be explained. This summer Science Channel is taking an in-depth look at these stories in the new series Unexplained Files. Before the world premiere debuts this summer, join scientists, eyewitnesses, and producers as they present riveting never-before-seen footage and share vivid, first-person accounts of truly unexplainable experiences, such as Texas Blue Dogs, Mothman, Alien Rain, The Ghost Yatch, Morgellon's Disease, and much more. In addition, Science Channel will be giving away one-of-a-kind prizes to attendees in celebration of the series premiere.
7:00PM —  8:00PM   Strike Back
Room 6DE
The hit action series kicks off its third season with a panel featuring stars Philip Winchester (Crusoe), Sullivan Stapleton (300: Rise of An Empire), Dougray Scott (Desperate Housewives), newcomer Milauna Jackson (Blood Done Sign My Name), and co-executive producer/writer/director Michael J. Bassett (Silent Hill: Revelation 3D). The thriller follows stealth counterterrorism unit Section 20 as it spans the globe to stop potential threats, led by key operatives Michael Stonebridge and Damien Scott. In the upcoming season, the team uncovers a plot that threatens the West and pursues a deadly terrorist network with ties to powerful drug cartels, from South America to the Middle East and Europe. The panel will feature insights about the show and exclusive clips from the new season, which begins August 9 on Cinemax. Presented by HBO/Cinemax. Moderated by TV Guide's Mike Schneider. Giveaways!
7:00PM —  8:00PM   Stripped: The Comics Documentary
Room 28DE
It's the comic strip documentary four years in the making, featuring the first-ever interview with Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), as well as interviews with Jim Davis (Garfield), Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), Jean Schulz (Peanuts), Mike and Jerry (Penny Arcade), Matt Inman (The Oatmeal), and 60 more of the world's best cartoonists! Directors Frederick Schroeder and Dave Kellett, editor Ben Waters, and associate producer Jen Troy show extended clips you'll only see here, give you inside scoops about the interviews, talk about what fell to the cutting-room floor, and answer all your burning questions.
7:15PM —  8:15PM  Lost Girl: Season 3 and Beyond
Room 6BCF
Prodigy Pictures and Giant Ape Media present a fae-tastic panel with cast members Kris Holden-Ried (Dyson), Ksenia Solo (Kenzi), and Zoie Palmer (Lauren), joined by Jay Firestone (executive producer) and Emily Andras (executive producer) for a Q&A session moderated by producer Vanessa Piazza. Get behind-the-scenes tidbits and the first sneak peek at Season 4.
7:15PM —  9:00PM  ComiKev 2013: Kevin Smith Uses His Mouth on You in Hall H
Hall H
After all the interesting and exciting movie panels are over, Hall H belongs to a middle-aged man who hasn't made a flick in years! It's not Saturday night in Hall H 'til the Fat Lady sings...and that fat lady is the flight-challenged writer/director/podcaster/author/actor Kevin Smith! Ask ComiKev questions about the forthcoming Clerks III, or Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, or his AMC show Comic Book Men! Watch Kev over-answer while sweating profusely! Get in on a tradition and wrap up a busy Saturday with the Clown Prince of Comic-Con!
7:30PM —  8:30PM   Angry Asian Media Makers
Room 8
Lela Lee (creator of Angry Little Asian Girl, Angry Little Girls), Phil Yu (blogger, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login), and Wesley Chan and Ted Fu (Wong Fu productions) discuss the ways that each of them create content and how they grow an engaged fan following. Join them for this Q&A session moderated by fan and dedicated follower Victor Lee.
7:30PM —  8:30PM   Creating Models and Props for Your Favorite Movies and Shows
Room 24ABC
In this day and age of 3D printers and digital visual effects, how do you take sci-fi model and prop making to the next level? Andy Gore (QMx), Doug Drexler (Star Trek: TNG, Battlestar Galactica,Defiance), Andy Siegel (Avatar, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), John Eblan (Star Wars: Episode II and III, Star Trek Into Darkness), and Fon Davis (Star Wars, Pearl Harbor, Starship Troopers, Elysium) discuss how your favorite ships and props are made, from concept to execution. The panel will discuss the impact of accelerated production schedules and technology on how TV and movie props are conceived and created. You will also learn the different types of prop making, from working props and digital modeling to 3D printers and the use of advanced materials.
7:30PM —  8:30PM   The Con of Wrath
Room 7AB
Meet author/historian and actor Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek (Star Trek Continues, TNG Companion) who joins director of photography/game desinger Neal Hallford (Betrayal at Krondor, Derailment of the Sunset Limited), the creative team behind this documentary-in-progress that tells the incredible tale of 1982 Houston's "Ultimate Fantasy," the first huge Star Trek "rock star" show-and the most amazing "meltdown to miracle" memory in Trekland history. Was this glorious failure really a "con" job-or a conspiracy on the con comm? And was it so different from other infamous flops? Get a sneak peek at tales and raw footage of Trek celebs and the "Wild West" locals who are characters themselves-and a fond refresh on a fandom era that should never be forgotten.
7:30PM —  8:30PM   YOE! Books: Pre-Code Comics' Worst Horror: Dr. Fredric Wertham!
Room 26AB
Join the award-winning comics historian Craig Yoe, his pal Steve Banes from "The Horrors of It All" blog, and additional panelists for a lively discussion and Q&A session about the comics that gave you night terrors, before the U.S. Senate and Dr. Frederic Wertham shut them down during THEIR OWN reign of terror! Hi-jinx, fun, and thoughtful discourse will abound!
7:30PM —  9:30PM   CBLDF Live Art Auction!
Sapphire Ballroom CD, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund hosts its biggest auction of the year, the Comic-Con Live Art Auction! This year’s auction will feature lots for bidding curated by some of comicdom’s top editors, dealers, and fans. With an amazing array of everything from pin-ups, original pages, sketches, and concept art, there is something for every taste and every price range, featuring work from such luminaries as Jim Lee, Charlie Adlard, Jock, Yos**taka Amano, Jill Thompson, Jeffrey Brown, Tim Seeley, Cliff Chiang, Jonathan Case, Brandon Graham, James Stokoe, and more! Preview images and bidding instructions are available to see at the CBLDF’s booth in the Comic-Con Exhibit Hall!


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