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Saturday, July 23, 2022, 10:00 am - 12:45 pm
« on: July 01, 2022, 05:54:14 PM »
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Panels - Saturday, July 23, 10:00am - 12:45pm


10:00 am - 11:00 am: TMNT: Secrets of the Roninverse and Armageddon Game

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics have never been hotter! With the critically acclaimed The Last Ronin having reached its senses-shattering conclusion, fans have been left reeling with one burning question: What's next? TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Ben Bishop, Erik Burnham, and moderator Charles Beacham tease what's next for "The Roninverse," IDW's ongoing continuity, Armageddon Game, and Saturday Morning Adventures.
Room 23ABC


10:00 am - 11:00 am: A Look Back at Animated Series from the ’80s

Writers from your favorite 1980s cartoon series recount their fondest memories and painful war stories about the shows that made your childhood. Craig Miller (The Smurfs, The Real Ghostbusters hosts Brooks Wachtel (She-Ra, Super Mario Brothers), Eric Lewald (Galaxy High, Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers), Karen Willson (Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Dink the Dinosaur), and John Semper (Spider-Man, Static Shock).
Room 9


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Banned Comics: Old Problems in New Forms

Will Eisner believed that artistic freedom—in his own work and that of other cartoonists—was of utmost importance. He was an early member of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Eisner lived through the controversies over comics of the ’40, and ’50s, and until his 2005 death made use of the new freedoms for his own graphic novel work. With the current controversies over graphic novels in schools just the latest in the decades-long battle over free speech vs. community standards, comics historians and creators including Jeff Smith (Bone) , Denis Kitchen (founder , Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Kitchen Sink Press) , Jeff Trexler (acting director, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund), and Michael Dooley (The Education of a Comics Artist) discuss comics censorship over the decades and what we can learn from Eisner’s career and work to help deal with these latest challenges. Danny Fingeroth (Will Eisner Studios) moderates.
Room 4


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Cartoon Network: Winner Takes All

Cartoon Network fans come on down! Be the first in line to test your knowledge of all things Cartoon Network! This multi-show panel will determine which panelists (and audience members!) are the most discerning fans as they are quizzed on their favorite series for a chance to unlock first looks, sneak peeks, and inside scoop! Play along with the casts and crew of Craig of the Creek (Philip Solomon, the voice of Craig; Najja Porter, supervising director; Dashawn Mahone, supervising director), Teen Titans Go! (Pete Michail, executive producer; Tara Strong, the voice of Raven; Khary Payton, the voice of Cyborg), and We Baby Bears (Calvin Wong, showrunner; Connor Andrade, the voice of Grizz; Amari McCoy, the voice of Panda; Max Mitchell, the voice of Ice Bear). Why settle for second? Come get your first look at everything Cartoon Network!
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Comic-Con Film School 103: Working with Actors and a Crew

Day 3 of the 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), Jack Conway (creative producer of Next Generation Esports), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer/star of Breaking Barbi), Darryl Thomas (writer/producer of 38. Special), Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica), and actors Megan Rees, Kelsey Walmer, and Bradley Upton.
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Cosplay Rescue with SheProp

Has it been too long since you got to geek out about your latest project with other cosplayers? Got a prop, cosplay, or idea that you're stuck on, or not quite sure where to begin? This cosplay forum offers one-on-one feedback on current builds—wigs, armor, FX, and more. Whether you are just starting out or trying to figure out the finishing touch, SheProppers are here to guide you to the finish line. Featured panelists: Cowbutt Crunchies Cosplay, MissChrissyLyn, JediManda, and OurShieldMaiden, moderated by DamselCosplay.
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Disney's The Ghost and Molly McGee Fan Enhappification Panel

Creators/Executive producers Bill Motz and Bob Roth and executive producer Steve Loter hold a joyful celebration of this Disney Channel original series. Cast and crew will talk about their favorite moments, songs, and behind-the-scenes stories from season one, along with some fan surprises and hints at what’s to come in season two!
Room 6A


10:00 am - 11:00 am: First you MARCH; Then You RUN

Congressman John Lewis’s collaborators on RUN, the acclaimed follow-up to his National Book Award–winning and #1 bestselling graphic novel series MARCH, join to celebrate the astounding creativity and influence of the congressman’s unparalleled journey as a comics creator. Artists Nate Powell and L. Fury, Lewis's congressional aide and co-author Andrew Aydin, and the late congressman’s son John-Miles Lewis will discuss the making of RUN, comics’ unique role in U.S. history, and the special place Comic-Con held in the civil rights icon’s heart. The panel will be followed by a “Children’s March” held in tribute to the marches led by Congressman Lewis at Comic-Con over the years.
Room 6DE


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Illustrator Round Table

Whether they are drawing comics for kids, manga for teens, or webcomics for adults, these illustrators are as varied as the audiences they entertain. Camilla d’Errico (Pop Manga Dragons and Other Magically Mythical Creatures), Rachel Ignotofsky (The History of the Computer), Randall Munroe (What If?, How To), Lucas Turnbloom (Steve L. McEvil), and Judd Winick (Hilo series) discuss illustrating for a wide variety of mediums and readers. Moderated by Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Southern CA Independent Bookseller).
Room 25ABC


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Stranger Things: Choices and Chances in the Dungeons & Dragons of Life!

Roll for initiative! The award-winning Netflix series reveals how the world-renowned game Dungeons & Dragons mirrors the upside-down relationship between choices and chance. Dr. Scott Jordan (Dark Loops Productions), Dr. Leandra Parris (Supernatural Psychology), Dr. Vanessa Hintz (Joker Psychology), Kelsey “Sistah K” Williams (Sistah Speak Productions), Justine Mastin (Starship Therapise), Brittani Sillas (Black Panther Psychology), and Travis Adams (Supernatural Psychology) discuss this amazing show, the game that inspired it, and the psychology and philosophy of the Upside-Down. Careful! You may be your own Demogorgon!
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


10:00 am - 11:00 am: The Rocketeer: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Dave Stevens' Iconic Character

It’s been 40 years since The Rocketeer soared into the hearts of comics fans everywhere. Some of Dave’s closest friends and family celebrate him in Drawn to Perfection, a new feature-length documentary about Dave’s life and brilliant career. Panelists on hand to talk about Dave are his sister Jennifer Bawcum, studio mate William Stout, former wife and model Brinke Stevens, screenwriter Danny Bilson, friend and artist Jim Silke, friend and director of the documetnary Kelvin Mao, and longtime friend Jackie Estrada. Come get your souvenir postcard and a sneak peek of Dave Stevens: Drawn to Perfection!
Room 29AB


10:00 am - 11:00 am: The Shape of Cuteness

Round and square, jagged and smooth, shapes have a language all their own. Using digital media, Guin Thompson (illustrator, cartoonist, designer; DC Comics, Upper Deck, Image Comics, Archaia Comics/Boom!) will demonstrate how to create interesting, unique, and above all cute characters and designs to connect to your audience.
Room 2


10:00 am - 11:00 am: TorTeen + MCPG: Families of Blood and Magic

The saying goes that blood is thicker than water, but what happens when magic gets thrown into the mix, or when galaxy-spanning friendships form? Susan Dennard (The Luminaries), Aiden Thomas (Cemetery Boys), Lizz Huerta (The Lost Dreamer),and Namina Forna (The Gilded Ones), join moderator Anne Heltzel (Just Like Mother) for a discussion of both found and biological families—and all the positives, negatives, and complexities that come with the territory.
Room 7AB


10:00 am - 11:00 am: Welcome to the Massive-Verse

Radiant Black launched the beginning of a bold, new and interconnected superhero world—the Massive-Verse—from Image Comics. Kyle Higgins (Radiant Black), Ryan Parrott (Rogue Sun), Melissa Flores (The Dead Lucky), Cherish Chen (Radiant Red), Mat Groom (Inferno Girl Red), and Michael Busuttil (Massive-Verse editor) form a truly massive panel packed with secrets, spoilers, and announcements moderated by Meghan Camarena.
Room 28DE


10:00 am - 11:15 am: Evil Exclusive Screening and Panel

It’s the cast of Paramount+’s hit series Evil! Now in its third season, the critically acclaimed psychological mystery examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest and a contractor as they investigate the church's backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there's a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. Series stars Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, and Christine Lahti host an exclusive sneak peek of an episode from Season Three followed by a moderated panel discussion.
Ballroom 20


10:00 am - 11:30 am: Inside the Writers’ Room: Zooming Back to the Room

Host Chris Parnell is back for a panel reuniting some of the biggest showrunners and writers in the business to share their annual insights into the state of television today. It’s changed a lot in the three years you’ve been away. From network to streaming, live action to animation, these writers have got you covered: Ryan Condal (showrunner, HBO’s House of the Dragon), Gabrielle Stanton (showrunner, Amazon’s The Summer I Turned Pretty, Titans), Bo Yeon Kim (Star Trek: Discovery, Reign), Ashley E. Miller (showrunner, Netflix’s DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, Fringe, Black Sails), Kay Reindl (Shining Vale, Swamp Thing), Deric A. Hughes (Quantum Leap, Legacies, The Flash), V. J. Boyd (Justified, SWAT), Mark A. Altman (showrunner, Pandora, Looking Glass), Duncan Birmingham (Maron, Blunt Talk), and Steven Melching (Magic: The Gathering, Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars). Write on!
Room 24ABC


10:00 am - 1:15 pm: G.I. Joe Roleplaying Game: Actual Play

In the G.I. Joe RpG, players create their own Joe to become a Real American Hero and save the day! In this special session, Jason Charles Miller (Starter Kit, Singer) Alicia Marie, Michelle Nguyen Bradley (Critical Role, Idle Champions: A Familiar Quest) and Amanda McKnight (Top 10 Nerd, Renegade Games) adventure through the G.I. Joe RPG in this Actual Play game.
Omni Grand Ballroom ABC, 4th Floor, Omni San Diego Hotel


10:15 am - 11:15 am: Warner Bros Theatrical

Warner Bros. Pictures returns to Comic-Con International: San Diego, continuing the Studio’s tradition of bringing the fans an exciting Hall H presentation. This year’s lineup: the highly anticipated Black Adam and Shazam! Fury of the Gods, with huge stars Dwayne Johnson, Zachary Levi, and more.
Hall H


10:30 am - 11:30 am: Naruto 20th Anime Anniversary

Celebrate Naruto with fantastic voice actors Amanda C. Miller (Boruto) and Tom Gibis (Shikamaru). Joining them will be basketball star, Jordan Brand athlete, and hardcore Naruto fan Zion Williamson! Find out how Naruto has inspired Zion and his latest Jordan Brand collaboration. All attendees will get a limited-edition Naruto Anniversary poster.
Room 6BCF


10:30 am - 11:30 am: Comics Arts Conference Session #9: The Transformational Power of a Comics and Social Justice Curriculum

Dedicated comics studies programs are few and far between; even more rare is a slate of comics courses that explores the power of comics to engage with social justice issues. From San Diego State University, Elizabeth Pollard, Pamela Jackson, Jess Whatcott, and Gregory Daddis discuss the process of building a complete comics and social justice curriculum from the ground up. Building upon SDSU’s foundation of existing comics courses, faculty are preparing courses across the curriculum on such topics as ChicanX comics, Native Americans in comics, African Americans in comics, the visual rhetoric of comics, comics for teachers, and more. Panelists will share their process (including the curriculum mapping process), the library’s support for new classes, the program’s public-facing deliverables and dissemination plan, and examples of two of the courses under development.
Room 26AB


10:30 am - 11:30 am: What Is the Best Superpower?

We all think we know the right answer, but now you can hear from several creators what they think is the best superpower. Flight? Invisibility? Something you’ve never even heard of? Powerhouse creators Henry Barajas, Cecil Castellucci, Erica Schultz (Moon Knight), and Dan Slott make their cases to moderator Vince Hernandez (VP/editor-in-chief, Aspen Comics).
Room 10


10:30 am - 11:30 am: Women Rocking Hollywood 2022: Multi-hyphenate Female Filmmakers

“Each one Teach One” is an expression women in film know well. The best female filmmakers are overwhelmingly collaborative and inclusive, knowing that representation not only matters, it makes projects better in production and when they reach the screen. Women in film also know in addition to directing, producing, writing, and even show running their projects allows their visions to stay intact and their voices to be heard. These women are building stellar reputations and becoming more and more in demand, which also helps aspiring female filmmakers to get hired and rise in stature. At the 7th annual Women Rocking Hollywood panel join the first Saudi Arabian female filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour (writer/director, Wadjda, director, Tales of the Walking Dead), Hanelle Culpepper (executive producer/director Anansi Boys, executive producer/director, Star Trek: Picard), Martina Mossell Lee (associate producer/director, All Rise, director, Black Boy Joy), Shaz Bennett (show runner/director Queen Sugar, executive producer Sovereign), and Andria Wilson Mirza (director, WIF’s ReFrame) discuss their latest projects and the many ways women are making space for diverse voices and points of view across all platforms. Moderated by Leslie Combemale (senior contributor, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, founder, Women Rocking Hollywood).
Room 5AB


10:30 am - 11:30 am: Worlds Beyond: Going into Space Virtually

The possibilities of exploring the universe increase daily, with tools and technology constantly evolving. Take a deep dive into the ways the community at large can engage with cutting-edge simulations that utilize the same assets that NASA astronauts do in their training. The panel includes Dr. Greg Chamitoff (former NASA astronaut and director of Texas A&M’s AeroSpace Technology, Research & Operations (ASTRO)), and Jackie Carpenter (founder, One Giant Leap Australia; member of the Virgin Galactic team).
Room 29CD


10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Comic Book Law School 303: Fan Clubs, Role Playing, and Other Hot Topics

For the third (and final) gathering in this year’s Comic Book Law School series, a panel of legal experts will shed light on some of the complex issues facing creators and businesses, and to touch on compelling legal issues and how they apply to comics and the pop culture scene. Noted attorney Michael Lovitz (author of the classic The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book) hosts IP attorneys David Branfman,David Lizerbram, and Larry Zerner and law professor Betsy Rosenblatt for a rousing discussion focused on real-world issues of importance to fans and creators. This year’s topics are expected to include: streaming concerns in the role-playing game space; copyright termination updates, including cases involving the Friday the 13th franchise and Top Gun; and when and how fan club activities cross the line from fan celebrations to infringement, and the blurry line in-between. Please note: The Comic Book Law School® seminars are designed to provide relevant information and insights to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. [This program is approved for 1.5 credits of California MCLE.]
Room 11


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Bringing LatAm to the North Through Pop Culture

Despite the borders and differences, it is possible to learn about each other cultures through entertainment. Mitch Hyman (writer, Chavela, Chocolate, and Chuthulu), Erasmo Rodriguez (host, Rigoberto, and His Amazing Friends) Adalisa Zárate (artist, Chavela, Chocolate, and Chuthulu), and Raul Valdes (cover artist, Batman: The World) talk about how it is possible to bring each other together through the power of fiction! Moderated by Sebastian M. Finck (host, NerDos).
Room 4


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: CGC Grading Standards

Matt Nelson (CGC president) delves into the complexities and nuances of the CGC grading standards, explaining the relationship between a comic book and its defects. Restoration identification will also be covered, as well as the different categories CGC utilizes in certification.
Room 23ABC


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Crafting the Creepy Crawly and Throat-Clutching Moments

Creators examine writing scenes of horror, from the slow build to the metaphorical jump scare. Get your spook on with Kiersten White (Hide), Anne Heltzel (Just Like Mother), Clay McLeod Chapman (Ghost Eaters), and moderator Maryelizabeth Yturralde.
Room 29AB


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Game Pitch Review

Professional game developers offer their advice and insight to those seeking to further their dreams of making their game a reality. Participants will have the opportunity to pitch a game for 3 to 5 minutes and then receive constructive criticism on the concept and the pitch. This session will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis, and sign-ups will be taken on site for the six pitch slots. To participate in the Game Pitch Review, you must be prepared before you sign up. Preparation includes: (1) A well-practiced, 3- to 5-minute verbal pitch that clearly explains the game concept, how it’s unique to the marketplace, why it would be worth funding, etc.; (2) any hardcopy or digital visuals (images, video, etc.) that help illustrate the concept and viability of the idea (you must bring the device on which you will display the visuals); (3) being imaginative and passionate—imagine you’re making a very quick pitch to receive funding for your idea. Sign-ups will begin at 10:00.
Marina D, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Meet the Top BookTubers

New York Times bestselling author Christine Riccio (polandbananasBOOKS) discusses all things BookTube, pop culture, and her books Better Together and Again, But Better. She will be in discussion with fellow BookTuber Natasha Polis.
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Over 30 Cosplay: Costuming and Cosplay Advice for the Mature Cosplayer

Panelists cover topics celebrating the history of comic and cosplay culture, couples cosplay ideas, and combating negative, age-related stereotypes. Plus, tips on costume choice, dating and family, social media/marketing age awareness, and how to combat bullying in the community. Featuring Jen Greeley (Orange Go Fish—award-winning cosplayer, photographer and editor at Over30Cosplay), along with expert cosplayers Mary Schwacher, Capuchino Cosplay, Chief Geek Photography, and Cosplay Counselor. Moderated by Bill Watters (photographer, critic, and event producer).
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Spotlight on Kevin Maguire

Legendary comic book artist Kevin Maguire recounts his 35 years in the madcap world of comics, a dazzling journey from Justice League International through to a 13-page story he did for Human Target. No spin. No lies. And, most likely, no long line to get in. Shirts and shoes are required. Pants optional.
Room 25ABC


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Spotlight on Tula Lotay

Comics editor Will Dennis (Y: The Last Man, Nocterra, 100 Bullets) moderates an intimate conversation with the ultra-talented comic, film, and editorial illustrator Tula Lotay. Tula is a GLAAD Media Award-winning artist known for her beautifully ethereal illustration style and has worked with clients including DC Comics, Marvel Entertainment, Image Comics, Warner Brothers, Disney, Playboy, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Mondo, and Amazon Studios.
Room 28DE


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: The Hillywood Show

The Hillywood Show Q&A panel features the creators Hilly and Hannah Hindi. Hillywood has nearly 2 million subscribers and over 360 million views. They are well known for their productions, based on popular movies/tv shows, such as Supernatural, The Umbrella Academy, Stranger Things, Doctor Who, and more! Q&A will consist of their filmmaking, costumes, acting, set design, etc. The panel will, also, include a short section, screening highlights of Hillywood's most popular productions. They will, also, be speaking about their upcoming Good Omens parody.
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: The Kodansha Universe: New and Upcoming Manga

Get an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming debuts from Kodansha, publisher of such manga classics as Attack on Titan, AKIRA, and Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. Manga experts Misaki Kido (Kodansha USA), Ivan Salazar (Kodansha USA), and Ben Applegate (Penguin Random House), reveal the latest and greatest manga, along with extended previews and recommendations for what to read next. Stick around for giveaways at the end of the panel!
Room 9


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: The Mission Statement

The Mission is San Diego's newest homegrown monthly periodical devoted to original comics, cartoons, poetry, short fiction, photography, and visual arts features, as well as gallery, film, and exhibition reviews. It will feature all-new content from both local and nationally recognized poets, writers, comics artists, and cartoonists. Contributors included Chris Vannoy (Beat Poet Laureate), Ellyn Maybe (LA pop star poet), Nicca Ray (poet daughter of film director Nicholas Ray), Matt Reese, Miles Krogfus, Deborah Ramos, Igor Goldkind, Alex Bosworth, and Christopher Roz. The Mission web channel will launch simultaneously, mirroring each month's printed content with audiovisual and animated enhancement. The panel will feature a surprise special reading by the author of Sandman.
Omni Grand Ballroom DE, 4th Floor, Omni Hotel


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: To Me, My X-Men: Superheroes, Comics, and Academic Success

Mark Martell, Ph.D. (scholar, professor, and JEDI worker at the University of Illinois at Chicago), Valentino Zullo, Ph.D., LISW (author, teacher at Cleveland Public Library, therapist at OhioGuidestone, American editor of the Journal of Graphic Novels & Comics), and Sy Islam, Ph.D. (consultant, professor at Farmingdale State College, co-author of Leaders Assemble: Leadership in the MCU) share how they use comics and superheroes as tools for educational engagement, personal development, and academic success. Moderated by Devin Whitlock (comics and pop culture journalist for Medium; podcaster, Scams, Swindles, and Schemes).
Helen Price Reading Room, San Diego Central Library


11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Spotlight on Raina Telgemeier

Author/illustrator Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama) and author/illustrator Yehudi Mercado (Chunky, Chunky Goes to Camp) discuss middle-grade memoir, turning real-life memories into entertaining stories, and share some behind-the scenes info about their current and upcoming works.
Room 7AB


11:00 am - 12:30 pm: How to Draw: Urban Sketch with Dong Ho Kim

A strong understanding of perspective allows an artist to draw what they see accurately and convincingly. Dong Ho's session will cover the fundamentals of perspective and demonstrate how to apply them in daily exercise.
Room 2


11:15 am - 12:15 pm: Entertainment Weekly: Game Changers

EW Game Changers profiles the people and projects making an impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion in entertainment. Tze Chun (Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai), Julie Plec (Vampire Academy), Lauren Ridloff (The Walking Dead), and Sierra Teller Ornelas (Rutherford Falls) discuss how they’re making a tangible, visible change in Hollywood in the DEI space. And the difference between paying lip service to representation and actually doing something about it.
Room 6A


11:15 am - 12:15 pm: Tuca & Bertie Season 3

This summer is sure to sizzle with the highly anticipated return of Tuca & Bertie on Adult Swim! Creator and executive producer Lisa Hanawalt will join series stars to dive into the upcoming third season of the Adult Swim animated comedy about colorful bird girl besties who navigate the ups and downs of adulting in life, love, and everything in between.
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


11:15 am - 12:15 pm: WildStorm 30th Anniversary

In 1992 Jim Lee, the superstar artist responsible for X-Men, formed WildStorm Productions, a ground-breaking company that would go on to produce bestsellers like WildC.A.T.s, Deathblow, Stormwatch, the Cliffhanger Line of books (Danger Girl, Battle Chasers), Alan Moore's America's Best Comics (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Tom Strong), Planetary, The Authority, and so many others. Jim, along with his longtime collaborators Scott Williams and Alex Sinclair, Gen13 creator J. Scott Campbell, company president John Nee, and editor-in-chief Scott Dunbier (and maybe a surprise or two) relate funny anecdotes and share details about the early days of the "Camelot" of comic book studios.
Room 6DE


11:30 am - 12:15 pm: The Simpsons

Simpsons writers, animators - and special guest moderator, Gravity Falls creator and Simpsons superfan Alex Hirsch - reveal the adventures planned for The Simpsons in Season 34 and beyond! Take a sneak peek at Treehouse of Horror XXXIII — and the never-before-attempted bonus Halloween episode! That's right — TWO HALLOWEENS IN 2022! Secrets will be revealed! Games will be played! And freebies—including original artwork—will be given away! Live in person for the first time since 2019! Come and be astounded at how we let ourselves go!
Ballroom 20


11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Hemingway in Comics: When Hemingway Met Wolverine (and Superman and Mickey Mouse)

Hemingway in Comics, the book and the exhibit on preview now at the Comic-Con Museum, is an exploration of what it means to be a pop culture icon and how that image can change over time. Hemingway has appeared in 120+ comics alongside Superman, Mickey Mouse, and Captain Marvel—he even fought fascists with Wolverine. Panelists include Robert K. Elder (Hemingway in Comics), Elliot S! Maggin (Superman, Action Comics), Zander Cannon (Kaijumax, Smax), Eric Peterson (Jesus Christ: In the Name of the Gun), and Dr. Emily Schindler, director of education at the Comic-Con Museum.
Room 10


11:30 am - 12:30 pm: House of the Dragon

Based on George R. R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the HBO Original series House of the Dragon is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen. The series debut’s August 21 on HBO and HBO Max. Panelists include co-creator/executive producer George R. R. Martin, co-creator/co-showrunner/executive producer/writer Ryan Condal, co-showrunner/executive producer/director Miguel Sapochnik, and Paddy Considine (King Viserys Targaryen), Matt Smith (Prince Daemon Targaryen), Olivia Cooke (Alicent Hightower), Emma D’Arcy (Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen), Steve Toussaint (Lord Corlys Velaryon), Eve Best (Princess Rhaenys Targaryen), Fabien Frankel (Ser Criston Cole), Graham McTavish (Ser Harrold Westerling), Milly Alcock (Young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen), and Emily Carey (Young Alicent Hightower). Moderated by Jason Concepcion (podcast host).
Hall H


11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Ray, Forry, Ray: Ray Bradbury, Forry Ackerman, Ray Harryhausen

Before they were famous, Ray Bradbury, Forry Ackerman, and Ray Harryhausen were three boys who saw movies together, traded magazines, and rode the red car all over L.A. Their friendship lasted over 60 years and helped elevate each other's careers and the world of science fiction. Orty Ortwein, docent for the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum, will talk about how this friendship helped create fan culture. From their meeting as members of the L.A. Science Fantasy Society to their intersecting careers as professionals to their appearances at Comic-Con San Diego, even life-long fans of these men are bound to learn something new.
Room 29CD


11:30 am - 12:30 pm: The Character of Music

Ever wonder what goes into creating pulse-pounding action music, emotional character themes, or lush adventurous soundscapes? This panel pairs composers with their directors and collaborators to discuss what creative thinking and conversations happen behind the scenes to develop music for fan-favorite projects in Film, Television and Video Games. Panelists include composer Hesham Nazih, head of music at Marvel Studios Dave Jordan (Moon Knight), composer Benjamin Wallfisch, and director Simon McQuoid (Mortal Kombat). The panel will be moderated by BMI’s Alex Flores and White Bear PR’s Chandler Poling.
Room 5AB


11:30 am - 12:30 pm: The Science of Spider-Man and the Multiverse

What is better than one Spider-Man? Multiple Spider-Mans, of course! Representatives from The Fleet Science Center explores the stories of Spider-Man and the Multiverse and look at the science behind a lab accident creating a superhero and how many universes scientists think actually exist.
Room 24ABC


11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Comics Arts Conference Session #10: Comics, History, and Identity

Angela Rain Kim (University of Massachusetts Amherst) examines the extra-linguistic narrative techniques of Keum Suk Gendry-Kim’s Grass as an avenue for giving voice to the formerly “unspeakable” historic trauma of sexually enslaved Korean “comfort women” during World War II. Nataliya Kostenko (University of Massachusetts Amherst) uses Art Spiegelman’s Maus, GB Tran’s Vietnamerica, and Shaun Tan’s The Arrival to demonstrate the ongoing relationship between comics and the portrayal of refugee and immigrant familial trauma, post-memory, assimilation, and generational conflict. Desmond Hassing (San Diego State University) argues the peritexts in Golden Age DC and other comics were as important as the comics stories in constructing Western Settler identity and the traits and lessons readers should claim as the perceived heritage from Indigenous Peoples. Dwain C. Pruitt (Wofford College) examines the commitment and rare challenges to middle-class Black respectability politics in African American comics in the Golden Age.
Room 26AB


11:45 am - 1:00 pm: Quick Draw!

Some say it’s the fastest, funniest event at Comic-Con every year. It’s the annual Quick Draw! game as three of the fastest, funniest cartoonists rise to challenges hurled at the by the audience and your host, Mark Evanier. Competing this year, we have Scott Shaw! (Sonic the Hedgehog, The Simpsons), Lalo Alcaraz (La Cucaracha), and Mike Kazaleh (Ren & Stimpy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). As usual, wagering is strictly forbidden.
Room 6BCF


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Better Crimefighter? Superheroes or Their Billionaire Alter Egos

Could a billionaire’s wealth support programs that eliminate more crime than their superhero persona? Alex Antone (senior editor, Skybound Entertainment/Image Comics), Dr. Matthew Atherton (associate professor of social sciences, CSUSM), Dr. Zachary Hays (associate professor of criminal justice, CSUB), and Dr. Sheri-Lynn Kurisu (assistant professor of criminology and justice studies, CSUSM), discuss this and other ways that criminology is represented in popular culture, moderated by Allison Carr (academic transitions librarian, CSUSM).
Omni Grand Ballroom DE, 4th Floor, Omni Hotel


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Comixology Originals: CONversations with Jamal Igle and Dan Panosian

Comics editor and writer Greg Lockard moderates a conversation with 2011 Inkpot recipient Jamal Igle ( creator/writer/artist of Molly Danger and film) and gaming design artist Dan Panosian, whose work outside of comics spans films like Logan and Duke Nukem Forever.
Room 23ABC


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Fantasy Novels: Middle Grade, YA, and Adult

New York Times bestselling authors Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone), B. B. Alston (Amari and the Night Brothers), Wesley Chu (The Art of Prophecy), and Maggie Stiefvater (Scorpio Races, Bravely) share their insights into writing fantasy for kids and adults, moderated by Henry Herz (I Am Smoke, The Hitherto Secret Experiments of Marie Curie).
Room 29AB


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: G.I. Joe Classified Series Behind the Scenes

Whether a YO JOE or COBRAAAAA, one can agree that G.I. Joe’s new Classified Series toy line is an absolute hit. Emily and Lenny from the development team discuss never-before shared behind-the-scenes info, offer a sneak peek into the future of Classified Series, and learn more about a huge special project that will be rolled out soon.
Room 9


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: G4's Epically Triumphant Return to SDCC

Is a hot dog a sandwich? What do the 4 G’s in G4 stand for? Find out that and more with the internet's lovable gaming trash panda family Gina Darling, Will Neff, Fiona Nova, Kassem G, The Black Hokage, and Jirard “The Completionist” Khalil, as they look back on favorite moments and reveal never-before-seen footage.
Room 25ABC


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: How Comics Influence STEAM, Social Justice, and Equality

Chris Garcia (Innovation STEAM teacher) shares how movies like Black Panther allow teachers to use as a resource to analyze the physics of sci-fi movies, giving students opportunities for inquiry. In addition, they also raise the opportunities for discussions among minorities, women as scientists, and navigating equality within the fight for good versus evil. This learning environment allows one to foster and facilitate honest conversations on civil rights, social justice, and STEAM.
Helen Price Reading Room, San Diego Central Library


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Makeup That Moves

Makeup effects artist Jeff Barkley (Break of Dawn, Delirium) discusses and demonstrates how to use air bladders under a prosthetic to bring your makeup to life. He will be joined by professional cosplayers Trey Barkley (Bloodfeathercos) and DesiRee Preston (Enasni Vee) for questions and experiences.
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Perfecting and Pitching the Picture Book

If you want to write a children’s picture book, but don’t know where to start, this panel is for you. Stephen W. Martin (Fluffy McWhiskers Cuteness Explosion) takes you through the process of picking the perfect idea, using classical structure to polish it up, and then sending it out with a creative query to capture any editor or agent’s attention. Bring your pencils, paper, and colored crayons—let’s pitch some picture books!
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Protect Yourself: Responding to Challenges

The best offense is a good defense. Bans and challenges of comics are on the rise, as are media attacks and campaigns against the format we love and cherish. These attacks aren’t just happening in libraries and schools – retailers have also felt the sting of censorship. Representatives from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund discusses ways that the comics community can avoid some of the pitfalls and your rights as comics fans and retailers when challenges arise.
Room 11


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Spotlight on Hidetaka Tenjin

Hidetaka Tenjin shares his journey of rising through the ranks of some of the most famous anime and sci-fi fandoms to becoming a renowned professional in Japan and overseas. Mostly known for his Gundam, Macross, and Star Wars illustrations, Tenjin will also discuss his professional voice acting work and how he's an active member of the 501st Japanese Garrison. This is Tenjin's first-ever San Diego Comic-Con as a guest and an attendee, so he's very excited to showcase some of his works, and most of all, meet other fans like himself.
Room 7AB


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: The McElroy Family: A Q&A with the First Family of Podcasting

The McElroys (Justin, Travis, Griffin, and Clint) are a real-life family of podcasters who currently host nine active podcasts. Their projects include My Brother, My Brother and Me (a podcast and TV show), The Adventure Zone (a roleplaying podcast and four-time New York Times bestselling graphic novel series), and Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine (a podcast and New York Times bestselling book). They also create web series, write books, and lend their voices to a variety of TV and movie projects. Chat with them about podcasting, gaming, comics, family and more. Moderated by Aabria Iyengar.
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Top Cow's 30th Anniversary Celebration

Top Cow legends Marc Silvestri (founder, CEO) and Matt Hawkins (president, COO) are joined by Zack Kaplan (writer, Metal Society) and some surprise guests to discuss their upcoming top-secret projects. Find out here first the future of Witchblade, The Darkness, Aphrodite IX, and Cyber Force. The Top Cow Universe is back!
Room 4


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Party Like It's 1997: Comic Talent Celebrate Oni's 25th Anniversary

James Lucas Jones (Oni Press publisher), Charlie Chu (Oni Press VP of creative and business development), comic creator Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul), and moderator Jazzlyn Stone come together to celebrate 25 years of Oni Press, reminiscing about their favorite (and craziest) company moments and working in the comics industry.
Room 28DE


12:30 pm - 1:15 pm: American Dad

It’s a Smith Family Funday with “Steve” (Scott Grimes), “Klaus” (Dee Bradley Baker), and “Jeff Fischer” (Jeff Fischer) plus executive producer and co-creator Matt Weitzman, executive producer Joe Chandler, co-executive producer Nicole Shabtai. Moderated by American Dad! alum Jordan Blum, who will treat American Dad! fans to a first look at scenes from all-new episodes coming soon to TBS.
Ballroom 20


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites 2022

It’s the ultimate fandom mashup! The official magazine of television gathers an array of stars from some of your genre favorites for a lively hang that’s always a hoot. From personal tales of fan encounters and backstage antics to their own TV obsessions and an expanded audience Q&A , you’ll have a great time (you’ve waited three years!).
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: All About Licensed Tabletop Games in 2022

From Marvel to GI Joe, Bobs Burgers and Dark Souls, hear from designers and publishers in the tabletop industry. Matt Forbeck (lead game designer, Marvel Multiverse RPG), Elisa Teague (senior producer, Renegade Games G.I. Joe RPG), Bridgette Reuther (director, brand management, The Op Games) and Jon Cohn (game designer, Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) talk about working with top licenses and brands and the many ways they bring them to life and direct to your table. Moderated by Ross Thompson (Steamforged Games).
Room 5AB


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: DC's Comics Are Fun

No matter whether you are a casual fan, a YA fan, completely new to comics, or a weekly warrior, comics are meant to be fun for everyone! DC Senior Editor Katie Kubert will be joined by Daniel Warren Johnson and Juan Gedeon (Jurassic League), Kami Garcia (Constantine: Distorted Illusions), Becky Cloonan and Michael Conrad (Batgirls), and others to highlight comics and graphic novels from across the DC Multiverse.
Room 6DE


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Storytellers of Apple TV+

Ronald D. Moore (co-creator, executive producer, For All Mankind, Simon Kinberg (co-creator/showrunner/executive producer, Invasion, See), executive producer and showrunner Jonathan Tropper and creator and executive producer of Mythic Quest, Megan Ganz, talk to Dominic Patten about creating the unique worlds of their series and share exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. David S. Goyer will also join from the set of Foundation with a special sneak peek at the upcoming second season.
Room 6A


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Supervillains, Aliens, and Gargoyles, Oh My! A Paranormal Smackdown for Kids

Children’s authors Max Brallier (The Last Kids on Earth), Kiersten White (Wretched Waterpark), and Lucas Turnbloom (Steve L. McEvil) each defend a different supernatural entity in the ultimate paranormal smackdown. Which one will win? Come cast your votes and find out! Moderated by bookseller and comics artist Rebecca Ann.
Room 10


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: The Future of Doctor Who

Huge and exciting changes are ahead for the iconic BBC sci-fi show Doctor Who. They will be discussed and debated in this interactive, informative, and entertaining panel by expert Whovians River Alexandra Song, Julie O’Malley, Kristi Schoeman, Cody Shoberg, and Karen Glover. Moderated by Sandro Monetti (CNN).
Room 29CD


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Water, Earth, Fire, Air: Continuing the Avatar Legacy

Abrams Books, Dark Horse Comics, and Magpie Games are thrilled to treat fans to a panel worthy of the Avatar! F. C. Yee (author, Chronicles of the Avatar), Brendon Conway (co-owner, Magpie Games), Janet Varney (voice, The Legend of Korra animated series), and moderator Cara O’Neil (senior director of marketing, Dark Horse Comics) explore the past, present, and future of the beloved world.
Room 24ABC


12:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Comic Pro Boot Camp Art Demo

See a live art demo of drawing a comic book cover. Bring your art pad and pencil, and get ready to draw along. Your art will get reviewed and corrected.
Room 2


12:45 pm - 2:15 pm: Star Trek Universe Panel

The Star Trek Universe panel returns to Comic-Con, featuring exclusive back-to-back conversations with the casts and executive producers from Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Lower Decks, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds to discuss the latest seasons of their hit series and tease what's ahead, along with a few reveals and surprises.
Hall H



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