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SUNDAY 27th JULY: DAY FOUR
1:30pm-5PM


Sunday July 27, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 26AB
Comics Arts Conference Session #15: Comics of Future/Past: Constructing Race, Space and Identity Through the Visualization of the EthnoSurreal
Recently, Afrofuturism has been making a global resurgence. Creators in all media forms have been producing speculative narratives that challenge the status quo, remix historical perceptions, and situate the black body as subject. John Jennings (University at Buffalo, SUNY), Stanford Carpenter (Institute for Comics Studies), Regina Bradley (Kennesaw State University), and Jeremy Love (Bayou) ask if the term Afrofuturism still remains the proper designation for invoking ideas of race and cultural production, examining the new notion of the "EthnoSurreal" and how it is comprised of the EthnoGothic and EthnoFuturism. This panel will also tackle the articulation of how these designations are defined and how they can possibly challenge and reimagine ideas around socially constructed ideas regarding racial identity, its visualization, and its consumption through the comics medium.

Sunday July 27, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 8
Digital Comics: Going Beyond the Page
A distinguished roundtable of comic creators, digital impresarios and webcomic entrepreneurs discuss all things digital comics-the promise and the peril of the ongoing digital revolution. Panelists include Mark Waid (head honcho at Thrillbent), Ben Abernathy (editorial director at Madefire), Ron Perazza (co-founder of Comic Book Think Tank), Jen Brazas (Mystic Revolution), Hank Kanalz (senior VP of integrated publishing at DC Comics), and Josh Elder (Scribblenauts Unmasked).

 Sunday July 27, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 23ABC
Superheroines! Power, Responsibility, and Representation
Moderated by Racebending.com, an intersectional, all-women (social) Justice League of television creators, graphic novelists, artists, and cultural commentators will explore the topic of women in the superhero world. Featured panelists include Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men), Marguerite Bennett (Batman), and Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl).

Sunday July 27, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 2
Comic-Con How-To: Frostlings - Crafting a Fantasy World
Long time Disney creators Patrick and Shelly Block discuss how they went about designing their new epic fantasy world set on Luminas. They will provide tips on crafting interesting characters, and thoughts on the art of being original. Patrick and Shelly Block are creating the graphic novel, Frostlings; Shelly writes the dialogue and provides ideas for characters, and Patrick hand paints the pages using brushed ink and watercolors.

Sunday July 27, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 5AB
Disney's Master Teachers' Life Drawing For Animation
Disney has a long tradition (dating back to the 1930s) of running life drawing classes for its animators. The idea is that understanding and mastering actual anatomy improves animated drawings and gestures. Disney's current master teachers -- Karl Gnass, Mark McDonnell, and Bob Kato -- will talk about their creative philosophies, their approach to life drawing and gesture, how classical drawing translates to animation, and what animation studios look for in artists. Best of all, they'll alert you to the classes they run for civilians. Disney visual development artist Dan Cooper will weigh in on how these classes have improved his animation skills. Moderated by Fast Company's Susan Karlin.

Sunday July 27, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 6DE
Marvel Comics' 75th and Daredevil's 50th
75 years ago the Marvel Universe first came to life with the release of Marvel Comics #1 (soon to become Marvel Mystery Comics), featuring the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner. The company was called Timely then, but as you can see, the word "Marvel" was already part of its comics world. Continuously publishing since 1939, Marvel revolutionized comics in the early 1960s with the help of legends such as Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko. Ever since then, Marvel has proven what remarkable staying power and worldwide appeal these characters have. Daredevil celebrates his 50th anniversary this year, for one! Newer waves of talented artists and writers have all taken the helm at developing these beloved characters' storylines and influencing their looks and appeal into the 21st century. Moderated by Mark Waid (Daredevil), Comic-Con special guests Dan Slott (writer, Superior Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man) and Joe Quesada (chief creative officer, Marvel Entertainment) will be on hand to discuss these heroes and what keeps them fighting the good fight.

Sunday July 27, 2014 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Hall H
The Strain
Get a sneak peek at the third episode of FX's brand new series, The Strain. In episode 3, "Gone Smooth," Eph and Nora fight to save Captain Redfern's life before coming face-to-face with the horrifying effects of the virus. A spike in rat attacks signals Fet that something inexplicable is happening deep below the city. Released from jail, Setrakian begins his own merciless plan to stop the spread of the disease. Written by Chuck Hogan; directed by David Semel. After the screening, join series creators Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim) and Chuck Hogan and showrunner Carlton Cuse (Lost) along with the cast members Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Miguel Gomez, Ben Hyland, and Jack Kesey.

Sunday July 27, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 25ABC
Cover Story: The Art of the Cover
What does it take to make a great cover for a comic book? Let's ask five top artists...all folks who've created some of the best. Come hear the "shop talk" of Mark Brooks (Amazing Spider-Man, The New X-Men), Amanda Conner (Power Girl, Harley Quinn), Jae Lee (Before Watchmen, Batman/Superman), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo, 47 Ronin), and Fiona Staples (Saga, Trick 'r Treat). Moderated by Mark Evanier.

Sunday July 27, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 29A
Fund My Comic
Want to get in on the self-publishing revolution and looking for advice on making your new comic a smash success? From crowdfunding your own comic on Kickstarter to self-publishing with comiXology Submit, this panel is for you! John D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder and director of comiXology Submit), Jimmy Palmiotti (superstar creator and multiple-Kickstarter success story), Jamal Igle (creator of the exciting Kickstarted GVN comic Molly Danger), Kel McDonald (creator of the webcomic Sorcery 101 and the successfully Kickstarted Cautionary Fables and Fairytales), and moderator J. K. Parkin (Comic Book Resources) contribute to this nose-to-tail discussion that will show you the tricks of the trade to successfully create, fund, and promote your own comic!

Sunday July 27, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 7AB
Image Comics: I Is for...Innovation
Drawing creator-owned comics can be tough, but our panelists make it look easy. Join Amy Reeder (Rocket Girl), Chris Burnham (Nameless), Tula Lotay (Supreme: Blue Rose) and a few very special guests as they discuss work ethics, storytelling, finding collaborators, and creating some of the best comics in the business.

Sunday July 27, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 24ABC
Nerdist News Live
Jessica Chobot (Mass Effect 3) and the Nerdist News team catch you up on the latest in movie, TV, comic book, gaming, and tech news. The Nerdist team is going to break down the day's news, interview guests, and then turn some of the questions (and jokes!) over to you.

Sunday July 27, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 32AB
Perfect Square: Making Kids Comics Awesome
Everybody talks about comics growing up-but can they still mature without (GASP) forgetting the children? Join this eclectic group of creators and editors for a lively roundtable. What are the challenges of entertaining different age levels? Are there lessons comics should take from manga, animation, and YA literature? And what advice should any aspiring creators know if they want to make their comics truly awesome for all ages? Bring your kids along, or just your inner child, and find answers that will get you laughing, learning, and looking at the craft of all-ages comics in a whole new way! Featuring as moderator writer Tom Pinchuk (Max Steel) with writer/artist Katie Cook (My Little Pony), writer Jenni L. Holm (Baby Mouse), editor Shannon Watters (kaBOOM!, Adventure Time), editor Sarah Gaydos (IDW Kids Comics), and writer/editor Joel Enos (Ben 10, Perfect Square).

Sunday July 27, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 30CDE
Resin Casting and Silicone Moldmaking
Jeffrey Broz (Matrix Enterprises) has presented eight previous seminars about resins and casting. Sam Girgis (Biggerbox Models) is producing large-scale garage kits. Whether you want to produce a garage kit model, mold your sculpture, or reproduce a Steampunk part for your vintage costume, this year's seminar will cover new material choices and tips from previous seminars about complex silicone mold design and casting techniques including rotational molding. Learn from their pitfalls with short run 3D duplication, garage kits, and industrial design. This year, they will also talk more about vendors, guides, and material choices to cast your sculptures or models.

Sunday July 27, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 4
Spotlight on Brian Haberlin
Comic-Con special guest Brian Haberlin (Witchblade, Aria, Anomaly, Spawn) will reveal never-before-seen art and stories from his 20-plus-year career in comics. From starting one of the first computer coloring studios, to expanding his role from colorist to penciler/inker, writer and editor, get the inside scoop on the creation process of several marquee books and characters from the hundreds of issues Brian has worked on.

Sunday July 27, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 28DE
Spotlight on Kelley Jones
He's worked for DC, Dark Horse, and Marvel Comics. Here's your chance to ask Comic-Con special guest Kelley Jones (Deadman, Sandman, and Batman) any question you'd ever wanted to know about his 30-year comic book career.

Sunday July 27, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 6BCF
Dynamite 10th Anniversary Panel Featuring Quentin Tarantino as He Comes to Dynamite! The Sequel to Django Unchained-Django Meets Zorro
Join Dynamite publisher Nick Barrucci, Dynamite senior editor Joseph Rybandt and moderator Alan Kistler as they present a special 10th Anniversary Celebration featuring the upcoming Django/Zorro crossover creative team of Reginald Hudlin (editor, Django/Zorro), Matt Wagner (writer, Django/Zorro) and of course the very special guest Quentin Tarantino as they help to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dynamite Comics!

Sunday July 27, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 6A
World Premiere of Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon
Cap your Comic-Con weekend with an enchanting presentation of the beloved cat-and-mouse combo in an all-new original movie, Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon. Filled with song, sorcery, and slapstick, this enchanting tale finds Tom and Jerry helping return a baby dragon back to its mother-while evading a powerful witch intent on capturing the little dragon for her own wicked plans. Producers/directors Spike Brandt (Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure) and Tony Cervone (Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure) will be on hand to present the film, which will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital HD on August 19 and on DVD on September 2.

Sunday July 27, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 26AB
Comics Arts Conference Session #16: The Culture of Comic-Con: Field Studies of Fans and Marketing
Comic-Con offers students of popular culture an amazing venue to study how culture is marketed to and practiced by its fans. Rahni Argo-Bryant (University of Alabama), Johnathan Butler (Florida State University), Kelsey Cute (Lynchburg College), Katherine Deck (Wittenberg University), Judith Gallegos (Lynchburg College), Madeline Geiger (Wittenberg University), Christopher McDaniel (Wittenberg University), Alora Slak (Otterbein University), Desiree Smith (Lynchburg College), and Amy Williams (State University of New York at Albany) present initial findings from a week-long ethnographic field study of the intersection of fan practice at the nexus of cultural marketing and fan culture that is Comic-Con 2014. Matthew J. Smith (Wittenberg University) moderates.

Sunday July 27, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 23ABC
Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and The Battle That Defined a Generation
Remember when Sonic took on Mario and tried to prove that Sega does what Nintendon't? Revisit the first generation of console wars with author Blake J. Harris (Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation) and some of the video game personalities who were in the trenches-Tom Kalinske (Sega of America), Al Nilsen (Sega of America), Bill White (former Nintendo of America employee), and Perrin Kaplan (former Nintendo of America employee), as well as Julian Rosenberg, producer of the upcoming Console Wars documentary.

Sunday July 27, 2014 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 8
Comic-Con Masquerade Replay
Saturday night's impressive costuming event is reviewed, audience questions can be answered, and a big-screen video of all the costume entries is presented for those who missed it or who simply want a second look. Hosted by Masquerade director Martin Jaquish and Masquerade assistant John Ruff.

Sunday July 27, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 5AB
LEGO: Ninjago
The LEGO: Ninjago team talks about the development of the TV show and toys.Tommy Andreasen (senior creative manager, LEGO), series writers Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman, and Simon Lucas (product designer manager, LEGO) discuss the behind-the-scenes development of the LEGO Ninjago product line and TV series, with Brian Bowler (brand marketing director, LEGO) moderating the panel.

Sunday July 27, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 29A
Browncoats Meet-up
Stop by the meeting room this year to hang out with Browncoats and likely hear some news from around the 'verse. Wear a cunning hat. Who knows what could happen? There's no better way to share your love for Firefly, and it's a lot more practical than starting a fight in an Alliance-friendly bar on U-day.

Sunday July 27, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2
Comic-Con How-To: Drawing with Jim Lee
DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman) talks about his 25+ years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen in this engaging panel. This is a great opportunity to watch the creative process first-hand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Entertainment's characters to life.

Sunday July 27, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 6DE
DC Comics-My Secret Origin, or How I Broke into Comics
The comics industry can be tough to break into! Come by for an inside look at how some of DC Entertainment's top talent -- Greg Capullo (Batman), Nicola Scott (Earth 2), Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Batman, Batman Eternal, The Wake), and Charles Soule (Red Lanterns, Superman/Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing) -- made their careers crafting the tales of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and more.

Sunday July 27, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB
Diamond Select Toys: The Best of All Worlds
DST's Chuck Terceira (president), Jason Wires (prototype painter), and Zach Oat (marketing supervisor) preview upcoming items in the company's diverse product lines, from 7-inch Select action figures to electronic vehicles to role-play items to vinyl banks.

Sunday July 27, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 24ABC
End Bullying! Responding to Cruelty in Our Culture
Have you or someone you love been a target of bullying? Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition is back by popular demand with this powerful discussion on how to overcome bullying. Learn strategies to create witnesses and allies out of bystanders. Panelists include Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition founder actress Chase Masterson (Doctor Who: Big Finish), founder/moderator Carrie Goldman (author, Harper Collins'Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear), Brad Bell (Husbands), Anthony Breznican (author, Brutal Youth), Ashley Eckstein (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Jane Espenson (Husbands), Dr. Andrea Letamendi (The Psychology of Star Trek vs. Star Wars), and representatives from the United Nations Association and Anti-Defamation League. Special topics include geek bullying, LGBT bullying, cyber-bullying, and analyzing how media and entertainment affect attitudes toward bullying and aggression. "From now on, Comic-Con convention-goers will come for cosplay, entertainment, freebies, autographs-and healing." CNN.

Sunday July 27, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 32AB
Fictionalized Nonfiction: The Art of Combining Fact and Fiction
The Beat's Heidi MacDonald will get today's best literary cartoonists to spill their guts on just how they use moments and memories from their lives with actual facts from the time period and how they combine everything into the art of nonfiction or the fictitious memoir. Gilbert Hernandez is the cartoonist behind Marble Season, Bumperhead, and Love and Rockets that touches on his childhood but never tells the full story of his life as one of the famous Hernandez Brothers. Mimi Pond's Over Easy tells the story of Madge, an art school drop out in the '70s when hippy met punk, a story close to her own life. David Lasky's The Carter Family is a biography of the first superstar group of country. MacDonald will ask: Do they draw likenesses from memories or from photographs? Do they take liberties with the facts to tell a more engrossing story? "Fictionalized Nonfiction" will peek into the creative process of today's leading graphic novelists.

Sunday July 27, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 4
Keenspot 2014: Giant-Size Panel of Pure Weirdness
YouTube superstar Markiplier of the markiplierGAME channel hosts this totally weird 14th annual Comic-Con panel for pioneering webcomics publisher Keenspot, again featuring their transmedia partner Red Giant Entertainment! Keenspot fans are accustomed to comics being free to read online, but Red Giant is about to "set free" the world of printed comic books! On Free Comic Book Day 2014, Red Giant previewed their revolutionary ad-supported, free-to-consumer comic book line Giant-Size Comics with a bundled four-pack of #0 issue flipbooks to incredible response (within hours, the sought-after free bundle was paradoxically being purchased on eBay for as much as twenty bucks!). Along with some of Keenspot's top webcomics creators on the dais to answer audience questions, many of the minds behind the Giant-Size line will be here to discuss and reveal all-new details on its exciting future as a free 72-page weekly event launching in stores later this year. Creators scheduled to appear on this panel include Benny Powell (Wayward Sons), David Campiti (Pandora's Blogs), Thomas Fischbach (Twokinds), D. J. Coffman and Ally Monroe (The God Child), Mort Castle (Darchon), David Lawrence (Magika), R. C. Monroe (Out There), and Giant-Size story editor Brian Augustyn. All attendees will receive the Giant-Size #0 four-pack bundle!

Sunday July 27, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 30CDE
Paper Toys from Paper Modeling
Grammy-nominated paper engineer and author Renee Jablow demonstrates techniques for creating paper toys featuring characters from the DreamWorks 3D film How to Train Your Dragon 2. Participants will create paper dragons that can actually fly, with the recently published How to Train Your Dragon 2: Time to Race! by Studio Fun International (previously Reader's Digest Children's Publishing). Examples of paper toys in the form of pop-up books will also be shared.

Sunday July 27, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 28DE
Where Do Ideas Come From?
For artists and writers who get "stuck," veteran writer/editor Barbara Randall Kesel (MLP FIM, Meathouse Man, Airwolf) brings proven tips, tricks, and strategies for vanquishing those blocked brain cells and deadline demons! Part information, part motivation, all entertaining!

Sunday July 27, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 25ABC
Business of Cartoon Voices
Interested in a career doing voices for animation and video games? There are plenty of people around who'll take your money and tell you how to go about it...but here's 90 minutes of absolutely free advice from folks who work in the field. Come hear cartoon voice actor Bill Farmer, talent agent Sandie Schnarr (AVO Talent) and others, along with your moderator, voice director Mark Evanier (The Garfield Show).

Sunday July 27, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 23ABC
Comic-Con Talk Back
John Rogers, president of the Comic-Con board of directors, will be present to listen to attendees' concerns about this year's event.

Sunday July 27, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 26AB
First Second in Conversation
First Second authors Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Lucy Knisley (Relish), Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West), and Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero) in conversation.

Sunday July 27, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 6BCF
Buffy the Musical: Once More with Feeling
Let's end this show with a bang! The powers that be behind Whedonopolis.com, FandomCharities.org and Fandomopolis.org present an interactive screening of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode Once More with Feeling as Comic-Con's big closing event! Many say this is the finest, funniest, most ingenious episode ever to come out of the Buffyverse. But remember, the best part of the show is up to you! This episode was made for talkin'-back, that is-and singing and shouting and dancing in the aisles, with or without your dry cleaning! Audience participation: it isn't just for Rocky Horror and mob riots anymore. Special surprise guest joining the fun.

Sunday July 27, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 6A
The Original Starship Smackdown XIII: Battle of the Intergalactic Stars Edition
Who will duke it out for the highly coveted Smackdown title this year? Can the Starship Enterprise defeat the Serenity? Will the Battlestar Galactica pulverize an Imperial Star Destroyer, and what would happen if Dr. Neil De Grasse Tyson's Starship of the Imagination came face-to-face with-wait for it-Carl Sagan's Starship of the Imagination? Oh, the humanity! This panel of sage spaceshipologists battle to outwit, outplay, and outphaser includes Bobak Ferdowski ("Mohawk Guy" and actual spaceship builder), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood chief film critic), Kay Reindl (Millennium, Twisted), Chris Gossett (The Red Star), Ashley E. Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor ), Steve Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Transformers Prime), Robert Meyer Burnett (ST: TNG Blu-Ray, Free Enterprise), Jeff Bond (toy spaceship builder), Nikki Griffin (editor-at-large,GEEK magazine), and the Howard Cosell of the stars, moderator Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, Femme Fatales, DOA: Dead Or Alive), along with what will inevitably be some very special surprise guests.

Sunday July 27, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 5AB
LEGO/Warner Bros.: The LEGO Movie
Hear all about how key toys from the film were brought to life! Brian Bowler (brand marketing director, LEGO) will lead the discussion on the development of The LEGO Movie with Matthew Ashton (executive producer and vice president of product design, LEGO), Michael Fuller (senior product designer, LEGO), and Jadon Sands (actor, The LEGO Movie).

Sunday July 27, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 29A
Disney Pin Trading: Past, Present, and Future
Back for a second year at Comic-Con is Pin Pics, an exclusive insight into the world of Disney Pin Trading. Lead panelist Barry Koper (Disneyana expert) will take you back to the beginning of the Disney pin-trading hobby. Anthony and Samantha Medina (Pin Pics presidents) will take you through modern trends in trading and discuss the future direction of Disney pins as collectibles. Jennifer Colyn (Pin Pics event director) moderates, followed by Q&A. All pin traders, Disney enthusiasts, and collectors welcome.

Sunday July 27, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 24ABC
Full-Time Creative Work on a Part Time Schedule
No matter which industry (comics, illustration, movies, webcomics, design or animation, costuming or cosplay), "breaking in" has never been a more apt term than in today's media. It is a full-time job, and you only have part-time hours to accomplish it. Topics cover a myriad of organizational subjects: different kinds of leadership that match your groups needs, the importance of starting everyone on the same page and how to keep everyone there, how to build your team, a variety of angles on deadlines and work environments. The panelists, representing a broad cross-section of levels of authority, departments, work pipelines, and sizes of organizations, come from a variety of media, including illustration, writing, design, animation, podcasting, and live-action film production. Topher Davila (art director, GeekdomWear), Sean Glumace (Adobe education leader), Brendan Creecy (Radio BrendoMan podcast), Heather Joseph-Witham, Ph.D. (Mythbusters and various TV), Gene Turnbow (general manager, KryptonRadio.com), Ron Coleman, Ph.D. (molecular geneticist), Jonelle Davila (creative director, TheGeekGirlProject.com), Chris Dickens (writer and co-creator of Vigilante Project), and Mario Martinez (co-creator, TomatoTV), provide content that is a mix of speaking, questions and some short interactive applications where the audience can directly apply the topics covered. As an added bonus to help get your creative work life further along, the panel will give away a one-year subscription to Adobe's Creative Cloud.

Sunday July 27, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 7AB
How to Create Your Own Novel: From First Idea to Publishing and What You Need to Sell your Work to TV and Film
The Winner Twins, multiple award-winning and national bestselling sci-fi authors, scriptwriters, and producers, teach you how to create your own novel step by step, from building your universe to overcoming writer's block to the different paths to publishing. The teenage twins have written four science fiction novels and have taught their unique award-winning creative writing method to hundreds of thousands of convention attendees, teachers, and students across the country. The Winner Twins will be joined by bestselling author and renowned actor Richard Hatch, of Battlestar Galactica fame, and other surprise guests who will teach you how to create a film or TV treatment from your novel, and how to pitch it.

Sunday July 27, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 4
Pro/Fan Trivia Match
Len Wein (creator of Wolverine) leads his team of Purple Pros against the Black Ink Irregulars (fans Tom Galloway, David Oakes, Peter Svensson, Derek McCaw) in a steel cage death match of clashing comics trivia titans! Questions will focus on characters celebrating 75th (Batman, Sub-Mariner), 50th (Daredevil, Teen Titans, and others), or 40th (Wolverine, Iron Fist, and others) anniversaries. Come for the trivia, stay for the funny trash talk!

Sunday July 27, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 32AB
Publishers Weekly: Creating Great Graphic Novel Events in Libraries
Librarians love graphic novels, and graphic novels make for great library events! LIbrary events create more opportunities for everyone by getting more people reading graphic novels, promoting comics to a lasting audience, and bringing the excitement of 21st-century pop culture events to the library setting. Join a spectrum of creators, librarians, and retailers who explain how these events are changing comics and how you can put one on at your own library. With Karen Green (Columbia University), Sven Larson (Papercutz), Jack Baur (Berkeley Public Library), Erwin Magbanyua (San Diego Public Library), and others, with moderator Heidi MacDonald (Publishers Weekly, The Beat).

Sunday July 27, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 28DE
The Battle for Multicultural Heroes
The pop culture explosion through gaming, comics, TV, and film has opened up new opportunities for cultural diversity; however, many challenges and obstacles still exists in today's media. In this humorous but poignant discussion, diverse geek experts will discuss breaking ethnic stereotypes and what changes need to happen for us to boldly go into the future. Panelists include Linda Le (professional cosplayer), Andre Meadows (Black Nerd Comedy), clinical psychologist Dr. Andrea Letamendi (The Arkham Sessions), and Tony B. Kim (Crazy4ComicCon.com).

Sunday July 27, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 30CDE
The Secrets of Writing
Acclaimed comics writer James Hudnall (Harsh Realm, Espers, The Age of Heroes, Lex Luthor: The Unauthorized Biography) explains the secrets to better writing and making a story that matters and reveals seven key secrets that can turn an ordinary story into something special. He is joined by author Dr. Terry Cronin (The Skinvestigator, Students of the Unusual) for a discussion on how to make the most of your fiction.

Sunday July 27, 2014 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Fantastic Fans and Where to Find Them: The Annual Harry Potter Fan Panel
What's coming next for fans as they continue to discuss, debate, and create, look forward to the JKR-penned Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them film series, plan visits to theme parks across the U.S. and Asia, visit the Leavesden Studios, support fanfic, fanart, fanfilms, and social justice projects inspired by the Wizarding World, have "fandomy reunions" at pubs, cons. and wrock concerts, play Quidditch. and, of course, reread the books-with their new covers. Join Kazu Kibuishi (Harry Potter 15th Anniversary Edition cover illustrator), Dylan Saunders (Team StarKid), Lauren Bird (HP Alliance), Madhuri Shekar (In Love and Warcraft), Mark Oshiro (MarkDoesStuff.com) and Sunny Williams (Harvey Putter and the Ridiculous Premise) at this Q&A session moderated by Heidi Tandy (FictionAlley.org).

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