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Saturday Programming, 4pm-7pm, July 24, 2011

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4:00-5:00 Bent Comix: The Next Wave of Gay Cartooning- A small band of independent gay cartoonists joined forces in 2008 to create Bent Comix. Initially intended as a distribution cooperative, Bent has morphed into something much more dynamic: a true creative community. Last year they created Bent Con, the world's first queer comics show. Now they're expanding the convention, their membership, and their mission. In a world where the queer media are disintegrating and publishing is a risky venture, Bent Comix shines a light. Moderator J. D. Glass (Core, Prism Comics secretary) grills the panelists about their part in creating the future of gay comics. The include Dave Davenport (Hard to Swallow), Jeff Krell (Jayson), Steve MacIsaac (Shirtlifter), Brad Rader (Harry and Dickless Tom), Jody Wheeler (DoorQ.com), and Sean Z (Myth). Room 4
Tags:  Comics

 4:00-5:00 Finally! Nickelodeon: The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra: Exclusive First Look- Creator team Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino, co-executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, supervising producer Ki-Hyun Ryu, and composing team Ben Wynn and Jeremy Zuckerman give an exclusive sneak peek at the continuation of this element-bending saga. Moderated by Megan Casey, executive in charge for Nickelodeon. Room 6BCF
Tags:  Animation | Kids | Television

4:00-5:30 Scott Shaw!'s Oddball Comics- As seen in the pages of Geek Monthly magazine, cartoonist Scott Shaw! (Captain Carrot and the Final Ark, Bart Simpson Comics, Simpsons Summer Shindig) brings back his ever-popular digital slide show featuring "the craziest comic books ever published!" See why Stan Lee said, "Wow, True Believers, I thought I'd seen it all, but Scott Shaw's hysterically hilarious Oddball Comics 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!" Room 7AB
Tags:  Comics | Humor & Satire

4:00-5:00 IDW Digital- The IDW digital team lives on the bleeding edge where creativity meets technology. From iPads to phones to game devices to TVs, each platform brings something different to the digital comics experience. And what about original digital comics? Learn all from IDW's director of ePublishing Jeff Webber, iVerse CEO Michael Murphey, and Dr. Who writer Tony Lee, along with special announcements and surprise guests! Room 9
Tags:  Comics | Web

4:00-5:00 Dark Horse and BioWare: A Comic and Video Game Partnership- Star Wars: The Old Republic and Mass Effect are creations of one of the most distinguished developers in video games -- BioWare! Join Star Wars: The Old Republic senior writer Alexander Freed, Mass Effect 3 lead writer Mac Walters, Mass Effect comics scripter John Jackson Miller, Dark Horse editor Dave Marshall, and a cast of celebrities, as BioWare and Dark Horse announce their next collaboration and reveal exclusive details about the games and comics they're working on. Room 23ABC
Tags:  Comics | Games | Science Fiction & Fantasy

4:00-5:00 A VIP Look at the Upcoming Entries in Namco Bandai's Multimillion-Selling Fighting Games- Director Katsuhiro Harada discusses the development of Tekken across Transmedia entertainment, including a sneak peek at the Tekken: Blood Vengeance 3D movie with special guests Blood Vengeance screenwriter Dai Sato and two voice actresses from the movie, Carrie Keranen and Cristina Vee. Producer Hiroshi Matsuyama unveils details and a preview of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations, and producer Hisaharu Tago shows the latest on Soulcalibur V. Namco Bandai vice president of marketing Carlson Choi and community manager Richard Bantegui (aka Filthierich) lead the discussion to offer insights on the creative process and development of fighting games in this era. Room 25ABC
Tags:  Animation | Anime & Manga | Games

4:00-5:00 How to Create a Children's Book- Brianne Drouhard (Billie the Unicorn), Mike Collins (Monster Mythos), Eric Gonzalez and Erich Haegar (Rosita Y Conchita), Beth Sleven (Cryptid Case Files), and Steph Laberis (Ghost Chef) discuss the process of creating a children's book from scratch. Topics include designing a character and its world, choosing illustration materials, and creating a story. The panel participants have backgrounds in animation and gaming and will discuss how this influences their art. Development art will be presented, followed by Q&A. Room 30CDE
Tags:  Animation | Art and Illustration | Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comics | Games | Seminars & Workshops

4:00-5:00 The Guild Season 5: Convention Timez!- In their upcoming season five, the lauded web series breaks out from behind the computers and takes the cast on a fun-filled road trip to a fan convention. Writer/producer Felicia Day (Dr. Horrible, Eureka, Guild), producer Kim Evey, director Sean Becker, and the cast of The Guild offer a discussion and Q&A, along with the debut of never-before-seen content, announcements, and other surprises! Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Tags:  Fandom | Games | Humor & Satire | Web

 4:00-4:45 How to Get an Audience into Your Main Character's Shoes- Whether your main character is a hero, a villain, a sidekick, or a one-of-a-kind original, empathizing with him or her is essential if you want your audience to experience your story at a personal level. This workshop by Chris Huntley (award-winning story development consultant) gives you several surefire, practical techniques to get your audience squarely involved in your main character's personal issues. Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Tags:  Animation | Comics | Horror and Suspense | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Seminars & Workshops | Television | Writers & Writing

4:00-5:00 Indiana Jones Fan Group- The fans with the hats are back! Join the Indyfans as they celebrate 30 years of adventure! Director Brandon Kleyla (Indyfans) returns to discuss all things Indiana Jones, with giveaways...and you never know who may show up and join the fun! Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Tags:  Action/Adventure | Anniversaries | Fandom | Movies

4:15-5:15 Grimm: World Premiere Pilot Screening and Q&A with Cast and Producers from the New Supernatural Series- From the creative minds behind fan-favorite series Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and X-Files, comes a new world of police work where all cases have a storybook connection...but not always happily ever after. Grimm, debuting on NBC this fall, is a provocative police procedural with a supernatural mythology, inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers' fairy tales. Those weren't stories -- they were warnings. Be the first to watch the pilot episode and participate in a Q&A session with the cast and producers: David Giuntoli (Turn the Beat Around), Russell Hornsby (Lincoln Heights), Bitsie Tulloch (Quarterlife), Silas Weir Mitchell (Prison Break), Reggie Lee (Persons Unknown), and Sasha Roiz (Caprica) and executive producers/writers Jim Kouf (Angel) and David Greenwalt (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Room 6A
Tags:  Action/Adventure | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

 4:30-6:00 Spotlight on Walter and Louise Simonson- Comic-Con special guests Walter & Louse Simonson recount their various adventures through the comics landscape both together and apart, at Marvel, DC, Warren, and several points in between. Plus, Walter will be giving away an autographed copy of the newly released Walter Simonson's The Mighty Thor: Artist's Edition to one random fan in attendance. Moderated by IDW special projects editor Scott Dunbier. Room 5AB
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Superheroes | Writers & Writing

 4:30-5:30 DC Focus: Jim Lee- Comic-Con special guest Jim Lee is by far the most in-demand artist in comics, from his spectacular work on Batman, Superman, WildC.A.T.S. and so many other comics to his groundbreaking designs for the DC Universe MMO game. Now, as co-publisher of DC Entertainment, Jim has led the way to the start of DC Comics - The New 52 with his exciting new looks for the World's Greatest Super Heroes. Room 6DE
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Superheroes

4:30-5:30 Top Shelf Productions- Join Top Shelf PR guy Leigh Walton and an all-star cast of creators! You'll hear from incredible author/artists with brand-new books, including Kagan McLeod (Infinite Kung Fu), Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole, Any Empire), Robert Venditti (The Surrogates, The Homeland Directive), Mike Huddleston (The Homeland Directive), and James Kochalka (Johnny Boo, Dragon Puncher, American Elf)! Plus some wicked video trailers, a look at the new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 1969, and sneak peeks at what's coming next from Top Shelf! Room 8
Tags:  Comics

4:30-5:15 Fringe Screening and Q&A- Fringe returns to Comic-Con with series stars Anna Torv, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole, and John Noble and executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman for a Q&A with fans and an exclusive video presentation. Delve into parallel universes and alternate doppelgangers and join the discussion about this critically acclaimed thriller as Fringe continues to explore otherworldly cases with endless impossibilities. From Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Fringe airs Fridays at 9/8c on FOX, and Fringe: The Complete Third Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 6. Ballroom 20
Tags:  Action/Adventure | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

4:30-5:30 The Vinyl Frontier- The Vinyl Frontier is a documentary film exploring the exciting world of designer vinyl toys. Director Daniel Zana and artists Frank Kozik, Tara McPherson, Keith Poon, and Jermaine Rogers discuss the film and their experiences working in this fascinating artistic medium. Excerpts from the film will be shown and there will be a Q&A following the discussion. Room 24ABC
Tags:  Action Figures - Toys - Collectibles | Fandom | Movies

4:30-5:30 Transforming Super-Powered Comic Book Readers into Super-Powered Comic Book Writers- This presentation focuses on how parents, teachers, and librarians can build on the popularity of graphic novels and transform present-day readers of graphic novels into future writers of graphic novels. Panelists include Dr. Katie Monnin (Teaching Graphic Novels, Teaching Early Reader Comics and Graphic Novels), Belle Yang (Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale), Dr. James Bucky Carter (Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels), John Hogan (editor at graphicnovelreporter.com), Eric Wight (Frankie Pickle), Jimmy Gownley (Eisner Award-nominated graphic novelist of Amelia Rules!), Matt Holm (Babymouse, Squish), and Meryl Jaffe (Teaching Content Area Graphic Novels). Room 26AB
Tags:  Comics | Seminars & Workshops | Writers & Writing

 4:30-5:30 Further over the Rainbow: A First Look at Dorothy of Oz- Join the author and creator, Roger Baum (great grandson of L. Frank Baum), songwriter, producers, and various cast members of Summertime Entertainment's Dorothy of Oz, as they discuss the many angles of creating the anticipated new 2012 animated musical starring Lea Michele (Glee), Megan Hilty (Wicked, Spielberg's Smash), Martin Short (How I Met Your Mother, Frankenweenie), and Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: TNG, X-Men). Be the very first to see the footage, hear the music, and witness a surprise new casting announcement. Q&A to follow. Hall H
Tags:  Kids | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy

5:00-6:00 comiXology, Creators, and Retailers: How Digital Empowers All Players- A traditionally fragmented market, the comic book industry has come a long way in terms of closing the gap between publishers, retailers, and creators. comiXology's recently announced Digital Storefront Affiliate program has further catapulted the industry into transition by empowering publishers and retailers to strengthen synergies and tap into the vibrant digital marketplace to sell more comics. On the verge of another breakthrough within the industry, creators and independent publishers will soon be able to increase visibility in the digital marketplace through a standard format and ubiquitous platform using comiXology's Guided View Authoring Tools. Learn more with David Steinberger (CEO of comiXology), P. J. Bickett (CEO of Archaia), Riley Brown (comic artist), and more to gain an inside perspective on how our recent programs are empowering and unifying the comic book industry to leverage the full the power of the digital marketplace. Room 4
Tags:  Comics | Retailer Programming

5:00-6:00 BOOM! Studios/KABOOM!/BOOM! Town Panel- The BOOM! team -- Ross Richie, Matt Gagnon, and Chip Mosher -- take over Comic-Con for one full hour. You will not believe what you will hear at this panel. The publisher that is full of surprises...surprises once again! It's not a panel. It's a publishing event as the team at BOOM! take publishing panels to the next level. You will never be the same after this one! Room 9
Tags:  Comics

5:00-6:00 Costume Designers & Costume Illustrators- Meet the men and women who are the costume designers and costume illustrators on this year's blockbuster films. Moderator Susan Nininger (member of Costume Designers Guild, Local 892; costume designer, The Bodyguard) talks to panelists and costume designers Julie Weiss (Twelve Monkeys, The Ring), Joseph Porro (Stargate, Ultra Violet), Wendy Chuck (Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Twilight), and costume illustrators Christian Cordella (G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes, Captain America: The Last Avenger), Constantine Sekeres (G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes, Superman: Man of Steel, Thor, Green Lantern), Phillip Boutte (Superman: Man of Steel, Twilight Saga), and Brian Valenzuela (Super 8, Mission Impossible 4). Room 23ABC
Tags:  Comics | Costuming | Movies | Superheroes

5:00-6:00 Webcomics Weekly Live!- Join Scott Kurtz (PvP), Kris Straub (Chainsawsuit), Dave Kellett (Sheldon), and Brad Guigar (Evil Inc) for a live performance of their rollicking podcast. They'll discuss the latest in webcomics and digital downloads and end with a lightning-round Q&A. Room 25ABC
Tags:  Comics | Web

5:00-6:00 Pitch Perfect- Andy Schmidt (Comics Experience founder, former Marvel and IDW editor) and panelists John Layman (Chew) and Mike Costa (G.I. Joe: Cobra) reveal the keys to creating the perfect pitch for a comics publisher: what must you have, what to leave out, and how to conduct yourself with interviews and correspondence. This might be the most valuable panel you ever attend! Room 30CDE
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comics | Seminars & Workshops | Writers & Writing

5:00-6:00 Charlie's Angels- The cast and creative team from Sony TV's highly anticipated action-packed series Charlie's Angels for ABC -- Annie Ilonzeh (General Hospital), Minka Kelly (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights), Rachael Taylor (Grey's Anatomy), Ramon Rodriguez (The Wire, Daybreak) and executive producers Alfred Gough (Smallville) and Miles Millar (Smallville) come to Comic-Con to discuss their new series. The series is also executive-produced by Drew Barrymore (Charlie's Angels movies), Leonard Goldberg (the original Charlie's Angels), Nancy Juvonen (Charlie's Angels movies), and Marcos Siega (Vampire Diaries, Dexter). Join the cast & producers for a dynamic discussion and Q&A session about what's in store for viewers this fall!  Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Tags:  Action/Adventure | Television

5:15-6:00 The Secret Circle Screening and Q&A- The coven is coming to Comic-Con! The Secret Circle series stars Britt Robertson (Scream 4), Thomas Dekker (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Phoebe Tonkin (H20: Just Add Water), and Natasha Henstridge (Species) join executive producers/writers Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries), Andrew Miller (Nothing) and Richard Hatem (Supernatural) for a screening of the pilot and Q&A session. The ordinary becomes extraordinary when the new girl in town, Cassie Blake, learns that she is part of a circle of young witches living in Chance Harbor, Washington. As Cassie discovers her abilities and adjusts to her new surroundings, she uncovers some of the town's dark secrets...which may be tied to the death of her parents. Mystery, romance and danger await. From Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Secret Circle premieres this fall on Thursdays at 9/8c on The CW. Room 6BCF
Tags:  Action/Adventure | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

5:15-6:00 Alcatraz Pilot Screening and Q&A- Catch a special pilot screening of Alcatraz, a chilling new thriller centering on America's most infamous prison and the mysterious return of its most notorious criminals. When an Alcatraz inmate is discovered walking the streets of present-day San Francisco -- not having aged a bit since the 1960s -- a sinister threat begins to unravel. Where have these prisoners been? Why are they back? After the screening, there will be a special Q&A with Alcatraz writer and executive producer Elizabeth Sarnoff (Lost) and series stars Sarah Jones (Sons of Anarchy) and Jorge Garcia (Lost). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Alcatraz will air midseason on FOX. Ballroom 20
Tags:  Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

5:30-7:00 Gays in Comics: Year 24!- As mainstream companies DC and Marvel continue to frontline gay characters such as Batwoman and Northstar and hire top-level gay or gay-friendly creators, independent publishers and creators are publishing unequivocal content spotlighting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender characters, to the cheers of the thousands of fans who are out of the comic book closet. Founding moderator Andy Mangels (USA Today bestselling author of Star Trek novels and Iron Man: Beneath The Armor) hosts Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, head of Image Comics's Skybound imprint), Chip Kidd (author, editor and designer, Bat-Manga, Rough Justice), Dan Parent (writer/artist, Archie, Betty & Veronica, creator of Archie's new gay character and series, Kevin Keller), Jon Macy (writer/artist Teleny and Camille and Prism Queer Press grant recipient for Fearful Hunter), Paul Cornell (writer, TV's Doctor Who and DC Comics's upcoming Stormwatch and Demon Knights), and Greg Pak (writer, Incredible Hulks, co-writer, Alpha Flight, Herc). Plus a special video appearance by J. H. Williams III (co-writer/ artist, Batwoman). And there's always a surprise or two. Afterward, stick around for the hour-long gay comics fan mixer/social, hosted by Prism Comics, with prizes and surprise special guests! Room 6A
Tags:  Comics | Fandom

5:30-6:30 The UK Invasion- American comics have welcomed an incredible influx of talent from the United Kingdom over the years. This year, Comic-Con has a great lineup of that talent. CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein talks with Alan Davis (Excalibur), Garth Ennis (Preacher), Dave Gibbons (The Originals), John Higgins (Watchmen), David Lloyd (V for Vendetta), and Grant Morrison (All Star Superman) about their individual careers on both sides of the big pond. Room 7AB
Tags:  Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

5:30-6:30 Everyone's Favorite Red Head, Little Orphan Annie- No, not Archie, but Annie! Famed cartoonist Chester Brown, Dean Mullaney (creative director, The Library of American Comics), Brian Doherty (senior editor of Reason magazine and author of Radicals for Capitalism), and Tom Devlin (Drawn & Quarterly creative director) discuss the importance of the legendary comics strip Little Orphan Annie and the profound influence and life of the strip's creator, cartoonist Harold Gray. Room 8
Tags:  Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Tributes

5:30-6:30 Teen Wolf- MTV's critically acclaimed hit series Teen Wolf is coming back to Comic-Con! Join the cast -- Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, and Colton Haynes -- along with executive producer Jeff Davis (creator, Criminal Minds), and director/co-executive producer Russell Mulcahy (director, Resident Evil: Extinction) for a Q&A session, plus an exclusive sneak peak at the remaining four episodes. Room 24ABC
Tags:  Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

5:30-6:30 Comics in the Classroom- Teachers Anastasia Betts (UCLA), Christina Blanch (Ball State University), Thien Pham (Bishop O'Dowd High School), and Cheryl Wozniak (San Francisco Public Schools) discuss the place of comics in the classroom. Moderated by Chris Duffy (Nursery Rhyme Comics). Room 26AB
Tags:  Comics | Seminars & Workshops

 5:45-6:45 Spotlight on Jonathan Hickman- Marvel Architect and Comic-Con special guest Jonathan Hickman has not only reinvigorated one of the company's oldest -- and most loved -- franchises (The Fantastic Four), but he is now poised to help remake an entire corner of the Marvel Universe in what's bound to be one of the biggest books of the fall: The Ultimates. Join Jonathan for this one-on-one interview and Q&A session with Word Balloon's John Siuntres. Room 6DE
Tags:  Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Superheroes | Writers & Writing

5:45-7:30 An Early Evening with Kevin Smith- You know Comic-Con is over for the night on Saturday when the fat man sings. Kevin Smith takes to the Hall H stage for his annual Q&A. Fair warning: he works bluer than Doctor Manhattan (though, unlike Doctor Manhattan, Smith will wear clothes for this performance). Hall H
Tags:  Comics | Fandom | Movies | Writers & Writing

6:00-7:00 Spirituality in Comics: Is Mass Media Our New Church?- In comics, movies, and even Broadway musicals like The Book of Mormon, spiritual themed work seems to be unexpectedly coming from the least religious of sources. Panelists Sergio Cariello (The Action Bible), Buzz Dixon (Hits & Misses), Mike Shields (Blue Blazes), and Russell Dalton (Marvelous Myths: Marvel Superheroes and Everyday Faith) discuss how a new media world of comics and pop culture is exploring timeless truths. Special giveaways for those in attendance. Brought to you by the Christian Comic Arts Society. Room 4
Tags:  Comics

6:00-7:00 Twisted Metal- David Jaffe, director and lead designer of God of War and co-director of the upcoming Playstation 3 exclusive Twisted Metal, reveals the newest Twisted trailer featuring the demented Dollface and shows off a near final cut of the game's opening live-action cinematic. David will also take the audience through the single-player campaign, including a sneak peak of a new boss: The Brothers Grimm! Plus lots more Twisted surprises! Room 5AB
Tags:  Action/Adventure | Games

6:00-6:45 Nikita Screening and Q&A- Nikita returns to Comic-Con with series stars Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible 3), Shane West (ER), Lyndsy Fonseca (Kick-Ass), and executive producer Craig Silverstein (Bones) for its latest mission: to unveil an exclusive video presentation and reveal classified information from the highly anticipated second season that finds Nikita and Michael on the run with a black box containing the government's darkest secrets. Leading the hunt for them is Alex...and she knows all of Nikita's tricks. What will the Comic-Con Q&A reveal? From Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television, Nikita airs Fridays at 8/7c on The CW. Nikita: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 30. Room 6BCF
Tags:  Action/Adventure | Television

6:00-7:00 Archaia Entertainment: The Making of a Graphic Novel: Behind the Scenes on Bleedout, Everlast, and Mr. Murder Is Dead- Three new graphic novels coming from Archaia Entertainment's Black Label have some very interesting stories behind them, and if you ever aspire to create your own graphic novel someday, you may pick up some pointers! Archaia editor-in-chief Stephen Christy goes behind the scenes on Everlast, a pre-apocalyptic tale about one's destiny, created by Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill); Bleedout, based on Vogster Entertainment's MMO RPG franchise CrimeCraft, with writer Mike Kennedy (Star Wars); and Mr. Murder Is Dead, a clever whodunit that evokes memories of the classic Golden Age comics of yesteryear, with writer Victor Quinaz (Before After) and illustrator Brent Schoonover (Astronaut Dad). Plus special announcements from Mouse Guard creator David Petersen and Rust creator Royden Lepp. Room 9
Tags:  Comics

6:00-7:00 Roddenberry Productions- Rod Roddenberry (CEO, Roddenberry Productions), Trevor Roth (head of development, Days Missing), and Tory Mell (producer/writer, White Room: 02B3) 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 awesome discussions and a chance to win a free iPad 2! Room 23ABC
Tags:  Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

6:00-7:00 The Penny Arcade Q&A- After establishing their tiny media empire in the gaming space with PAX, PAX East, Child's Play, Penny Arcade: The Series and the recently announced animated feature film The New Kid, Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik do their first Comic-Con panel in two years. Business, life, art, games, parenting -- all topics are on the table. Room 25ABC
Tags:  Animation | Comics | Games | Movies

6:00-7:00 Photoshop in Comics, Film, and TV- Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard in digital imaging and is used by professionals worldwide for design, photography, video editing, and more. View a quick demo and meet members of the Photoshop team: Zorana Gee (Photoshop product manager), Daniel Presedo (Photoshop QE and consultant for Tracking Shot Films), Chris Cox (Photoshop engineer and industry icon), Nikolai Svakhin (Photoshop engineer), and Yuyan Song (Photoshop engineer). Then prepare for a lively Q&A. They will be giving away a free copy of Photoshop Extended CS5. Room 30CDE
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comics | Movies | Seminars & Workshops | Television

 
Thu, Jul 14, 11:56AM 6:00-7:00 Behind the Music with CW3PR: Composing Horror to Animation and Everything in Between- Join composing legends Nathan Barr (True Blood), Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones, Fright Night), James Levine (Glee, The Closer), Danny Jacob (Phineas and Ferb), Robert Duncan (Castle, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Edward Rogers (Warehouse 13) as they discuss their pivotal role in some of today's top film & TV projects. Special guest moderator to be revealed at panel. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Tags:  Animation | Horror and Suspense | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

6:30-7:30 On Stranger Tides: Global Harper Voyager Offers a World of SFF- The tides are rising, and science fiction, fantasy, and urban fantasy are surging in popularity among readers. Epic fantasy is playing center screen -- but slipstream, urban fantasy, and military sci-fi are still winning fans. So, what's hot at Harper Voyager (formerly Eos Books), the house that launched author Kim Harrison and is literary home to Raymond Feist and Robin Hobb? Join executive editor Diana Gill and other Harper publishing pros to hear about exciting upcoming releases, including slipstream and noir UF punk from the likes of Richard Kadrey and Brom. Attendees will also learn what's new at William Morrow and Avon Books, which feature titanic fiction from authors such as Chris Moore, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, Neal Stephenson, Guillermo Del Toro, Lynsay Sands, and Jeaniene Frost. Plus a look at the hottest new dystopian and paranormal YA novels from Harper Teen, author cameos from Kim Harrison, and more. Room 7AB
Tags:  Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

 
Sat, Jul 09, 08:03PM 6:30-7:30 Dawn of the Digital Era- Join Thomas Jane (Hung, The Punisher, RawStudios.com) in person with industry stars Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher), Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex, Painkiller Jane), David Uslan (Graphicly.com, Branded Entertainment), and Pepe Moreno (Batman Digital Justice, Rebel, Amusedom.com) to discuss the rapidly emerging digital distribution platform of comics! They'll provide an in-depth look at the creative and business aspects of the digital medium, aiming to demystify the taboos associated with digital comics and demonstrate how they can be more accessible for consumers and profitable for artists. You will learn how it all works together: from social media marketing to worldwide simultaneous distribution on multiple devices. With a moderator like Geoff Boucher (LA Times Hero Complex), this will be a panel you won't want to miss! Room 8
Tags:  Comics

 
Fri, Jul 15, 05:02PM 6:30-7:30 Good Vibes- Chill out in the California sun with the cast of MTV's new animated comedy Good Vibes. Cast members Adam Brody (The O.C., Scream 4), Alan Tudyk (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Olivia Thirlby (Bored to Death), Jake Busey (The Good Guys, The Mentalist), and Tony Hale (Chuck, Human Target) join writer Christian Lander (Stuff White People Like, Whiter Shade of Pale), executive producer and creator David Gordon Green (Your Highness, Eastbound and Down), and executive producers Tom Brady (The Simpsons, The Critic), Brad Ableson (The Simpsons), and Mike Clements (The Life and Times of Tim, Are You There, Vodka? It's Me Chelsea) to discuss their new series and give fans an exclusive first look at an upcoming episode. Room 24ABC
Tags:  Animation | Humor & Satire | Television

6:30-7:30 AFI's Behind the Plastic: Action Figure Insider Live 2011- Once a year, fans are able to get the inside scoop on the action figure lines that they love and get answers straight from the people who make them. We have assembled a panel of experts from every corner of the toy world, from companies large and small to discuss the state of the hobby and answer your burning questions. They'll talk about the difference between being the licensor vs. the licensee, how to create the backstory to a toy line, how to keep up with the editorial side of a property, how to take a chance on new kinds of product, and much more! Moderator Daniel "Julius Marx" Pickett from ActionFigureInsider.com is joined by Jesse Falcon (Marvel Entertainment VP of product development), Jason Lenzi (CEO, Bif Bang Pow), Scott Neitlich (Mattel marketing manager), Mike Schultz (lead artist, Shark City Ozark), Chuck Terceira (director, Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles), and David Voner (senior product designer, boys' toys at Hasbro). Room 26AB
Tags:  Action Figures - Toys - Collectibles

6:45-7:30 Person of Interest Pilot Screening and Q&A- A peerless creative team is behind this new white-knuckle action series -- including creator/executive producer Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight) and showrunner/executive producer Greg Plageman (Cold Case) -- about an ex-CIA agent, presumed dead, who partners with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes in New York City. Join these producers plus stars Jim Caviezel (The Thin Red Line), Michael Emerson (Lost), and Taraji P. Henson (Academy Award nominee, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) for an inside look at one of the most anticipated new shows of the fall season, including an exclusive screening of the pilot episode and Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Person of Interest will air Thursdays at 9/8c on CBS. Room 6BCF
Tags:  Action/Adventure | Television

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