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1:00pm -  2:00pm
'Disco' Was My First: Any Star Trek Newbies?
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek (The Trek Files, Trekland's Portal 47) makes his annual SDCC trip to hunt for any fans who have found Star Trek for the first time with Discovery -DFFs: "Discovery fans first"-but all are welcome as he leads a forum of audience opinions and feedback. How do fan voices react to Discovery -or are some even being heard at all? As usual there'll be plenty of past, present, and future Star Trek too, using bloopers, in-jokes, and touchstone visuals from the Nemecek Trekland archives, plus a world premiere sneak peek from his The Con of Wrath documentary and a same-day-only bonus from his new Portal 47 fan experience.
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
1, 2, 3, . . . 20?! How to Create (and Survive) a Successful Graphic Novel Series
Room 11
Making a graphic novel is a lot of work. But keeping a series going poses its own creative challenges. Bestselling comics creators discuss the trials and tribulations of creating a series. Panelists include Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm (Babymouse series, Sunny series), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, The Babysitters Club), and Molly Ostertag (The Witch Boy). Moderated by Dr. Rose Brock (Sam Houston State University).
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
Browncoats Meeting Room
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Come explore all that is new and cunning in the 'verse! Panel will host a live auction of shiny posters, rare items, and fun Firefly finds. All proceeds from the auction go to benefit charity, so bring your cash money and prepare to have some fun while doing good work.
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
Comics Studies at Michigan State University
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
Ryan Claytor (MSU comics studio professor) discusses the high-caliber comics studies resources at Michigan State University, such as the MSU Special Collections library (the largest public collection of comic books in the world), the annual MSU Comics Forum, the MSU Comic Art and Graphic Novel Podcast, scholarship opportunities, and the recently minted Comic Art and Graphic Novel minor.
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
Geek & Sundry: Welcome to the Wednesday Club
Room 7AB
Geek & Sundry's weekly comic book show, The Wednesday Club, is bringing their live panel to SDCC for the first time ever! Taliesin Jaffe (Critical Role), Amy Dallen (Sagas of Sundry), and Matt Key (Key Question) offer their 2018 SDCC review. They'll talk about their favorite con purchases (and where you can get them), which Eisner Awards made them most excited and what comic book announcements made them giddy (and why). This is your comic book club on the Internet, so come with your comic book questions and they'll offer their comic book answers!
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
How I Got Here: Paths to Comics
Room 28DE
Aminder Dhaliwal (Woman World), Cory Doctorow (In Real Life), and Nalo Hopkinson (House of Whispers) all began their careers in other fields-animation, journalism, and writing-before turning to comics. Guided by Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly senior news editor), they'll discuss what brought them to the graphic novel medium, what's special and exciting about creating comics, and their current projects.
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
Making It as a Pro in Gaming and eSports
Room 24ABC
What does it take to become a Pro Gamer, traveling the world and winning big at gaming and eSports competitions? How about a game designer? A programmer? This panel will give you the insights and inspiration to make your mark and even your livelihood in the world of gaming and eSports. Moderated by Anastasia Staten (executive director, The ESA Foundation). Game against the pros at Future Tech Live! In the Omni Hotel.
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
Mayans M.C. Discussion and Q&A
Hall H
Mayans M. C. is the next chapter in Kurt Sutter's award-winning Sons of Anarchy saga. Set in a post-Jax Teller world, Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes is fresh out of prison and a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now, EZ must carve out his new identity in a town where he was once the golden boy with the American dream in his grasp. Featuring co-creator/executive producer/writer/director Kurt Sutter,co-creator/co-executive producer/writer Elgin James, and executive producer/director Norberto Barba, and stars J. D. Pardo, Clayton Cardenas, Edward James Olmos, Sarah Bolger, Michael Irby, Carla Baratta, Antonio Jaramillo, Raoul Max Trujillo, Richard Cabral, Danny Pino, Emilio Rivera, Frankie Loyal, Joseph Lucero, and Vincent "Rocco" Vargas.
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
Spotlight on Andy Fish
Room 4
Despite not being a household name, Andy Fish has been successfully working in comics for 15 years with a variety of publishers from all over the world. Learn about his latest project, Blackwood from Dark Horse Comics, which he is working on with Evan Dorkin (Milk and Cheese, Beasts of Burden) and his wife, Veronica Fish (Archie, Spider-Woman) who will join him for the program. They'll also discuss the mega-successful 2014 Kickstarter-funded graphic novel Geeks & Greeks that Andy did with humorist Steve Altes, who will moderate the panel.
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
SuperheroIRL! Join the Real-Life Justice League
Room 25ABC
Back by popular demand! Captain America knocked out Hitler, and @SuperheroIRL is knocking out bullying, racism, misogyny, LGBTQ-bullying, and cyberbullying! Joe Gatto (Impractical Jokers) will present strategies to end injustice, covering topics from bad school experiences through relationships, workplace bullying, social justice issues, and more. Panelists include Pop Culture Hero Coalition co-founder Carrie Goldman (author, Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear) and Dr. Janina Scarlet (author, Superhero Therapy, Therapy Quest). Moderated by Coalition founder Chase Masterson (Star Trek: DS9, Big Finish: Vienna). Check the website and app for more celebs TBA!
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
We Read YA!
Room 29AB
Heroes, villains, romance, humor, action, identity, social issues, and everything in between are just the start of what's hot in young adult novels. Join this popular annual panel and Q&A session about the newest titles and trends in YA fiction, featuring authors Jay Coles (Tyler Johnson Was Here), Zoraida Córdova (Bruja Born), Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles), Justina Ireland (Dread Nation), Britta Lundin (Ship It), and Brendan Reichs (Nemesis); moderated by Nathan Bransford (How to Write a Novel).
 
1:00pm -  2:30pm
Proper Pitching and Promoting
Room 2
Learn what it takes to present a proper pitch to a client or company. In this panel, you will learn about presentation, body language, elevator pitches, standing out, interview skills, and how to make an opportunity when there isn't one. Back by popular demand, this is the perfect panel for those who are looking to make a name for themselves or trying to get their ideas in front of their company of choice.
 
1:30pm -  2:30pm
Children's Book Literary Agents
Room 8
Hear from experienced children's book literary agents about the dos and don'ts of getting an agent and becoming traditionally published. No pitches, please. The panel features Jen Azantian (Azantian Literary), Thao Le (Sandra Dijkstra Literary), Taylor Martindale Kean (Full Circle Literary), Kari Sutherland (Bradford Literary), and Tim Travaglini (Jill Corcoran Literary). Moderated by Henry Herz (author of Good Egg & Bad Apple).
 
1:30pm -  2:30pm
Comics Arts Conference #15: International Collaborative TransMedia Narrative Comics II
Room 26AB
The panel reflects on the mechanics and outcomes of an international, transmedia narrative-led teaching and research comics-making collaboration between graduate students at the University of Dundee and undergraduates from Penn State. Student Gigi DeFleurentin (Pennsylvania State University, Ablington College) will report on her experience with the project and introduce a video of the trip. Faculty Emily Steinberg (Pennsylvania State University, Ablington College), Damon Herd (University of Dundee), and Christopher Murray (University of Dundee) discuss their hope of taking their collaborative effort to a third location in the future, furthering their mission to facilitate students with vastly different life experiences in the creation of a shared narrative, knitting together the next generation of graphic storytellers in an ever more tightly knit world.
 
1:30pm -  2:30pm
Kids' Comics Live Drawing
Room 23ABC
Panelists will do a live drawing guided by suggestions from kids in the audience. See comic art created in realtime, and learn about drawing for comics. Artists will include Matt Loux (The Time Museum), Chad Sell (The Cardboard Kingdom), Nilah Magruder (How to Find a Fox), and Douglas Holgate (The Last Kids on Earth).
 
1:30pm -  2:30pm
Marvel Animation Presents
Room 6A
Marvel Animation presents an action-packed, news-breaking panel that'll leave you begging for more! This year they are going royal with the Wakandan king himself, T'Challa, as they preview the new season of Marvel's Avengers: Black Panther's Quest. Plus, tons of exclusive info on fan-favorite series Marvel's Spider-Man, as well as other exciting projects. Hosted by the calamitous Cort Lane (SVP, Animation and Family Entertainment), the effervescent Eric Radomski (SVP, production and creative director, Marvel Animation), andthe horrendous Harrison Wilcox (senior director, development and production), you'll get eyefuls of never-before-seen information and sneak peeks . . . plus surprise panelists and a can't-miss Marvel Team-Up live! Get there!
 
1:45pm -  2:45pm
DC: Too Tough Trivia
Room 6DE
Think you know everything from Action Comics #1 to Batman: The Killing Joke to Doomsday ? Test your knowledge of the DC universe from its inception all the way to Dark Days against DC's finest minds to win some exclusive prizes!
 
1:45pm -  2:45pm
We Believe in Craft
Room 5AB
Image hosts a stable of creators who have honed their skills through countless comics, publishers, and media. With their creator-owned projects, these writers and artists build on expansive careers to deliver the apex of comics craftsmanship. See a murderer's row of career myth-makers including Joe Casey (New Lieutenants of Metal, MCMLXXV), Daniel Warren Johnson (Extremity), Justin Greenwood (The Last Siege), Kickliy (Perdy), and Shannon Wheeler (Memoirs of a Very Stable Genius) as they chart the paths they traveled to arrive at their current projects.
 
1:45pm -  3:30pm
World Premiere of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis
Room 6BCF
Aquaman must battle foes in the air, on land, and in the depths of the Seven Seas, along with some help from The Justice League, to save the day in his latest animated adventure, LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis. Enjoy the first-ever live showing of the film, then prepare for laughs when the postscreening panel takes the stage. Discussing the fun of making a LEGO movie will be actors Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad!) as Aquaman, Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Batman: Arkham Knight) as Batman, Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Girls) as Wonder Woman and Lois Lane, Cristina Milizia (Bunsen Is a Beast) as Green Lantern/Jessica Cruz, Susan Eisenberg (Justice League / Justice League Unlimited) as Mera, Eric Bauza (The Adventures of Puss in Boots) as Jimmy Olsen, and Fred Tatasciore (Batman Ninja) as the villainous Lobo. Filmmakers on the panel include Matt Peters (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Gotham City Breakout), screenwriters Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham By Gaslight), and Jeremy Adams (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash), and executive producer Brandon Vietti (Young Justice). As usual, expect some additional surprise panelists, plus everyone in the audience will receive an exclusive LEGO mini-figurine of Jessica Cruz/Green Lantern! Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment, and the LEGO Group, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on July 31 on Blu-rayT Combo Pack, DVD, and digital.
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
Bizarre States
Room 7AB
Host Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News, Bizarre States), Andrew Bowser (Bizarre States), and a surprise panelist take their popular podcast Bizarre States on the road! They explore the mysteries of the weird, supernatural, and occult, dragging into the light current and historical paranormal activities and personal experiences.
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
Cartoon Art Museum Workshop: Drawing Characters
Room 11
Cartoon Art Museum educators Nina L. Taylor Kester (Cartoon Camp/ Peanuts colorist), Melissa Pagluica (Above the Clouds), and Matt Harding (Not Forgotten /Hyperdrive!) conduct a beginner workshop for the whole family. Fans young and old looking to get started in drawing cartoons and creating characters can follow along in this interactive program. Learn how to use basic shapes to create characters, including some of your favorites. Then learn how to add unique details to make them your own! To help you follow along, drawing materials are provided by Sakura of America.
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
Chef Duff Goldman: Culinary and Fandom
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Chef Duff Goldman (Food Network's: Cake Masters, Kids Baking Championship, The Best Thing I Ever Ate) returns to express his love of geek fandom reflected through his cakes, cooking, and daily life. Chef Goldman answers questions from fans and discusses with Jessica Tseang (comic book historian, Fangirl Foods) about where he sees the future of culinary arts and fandom and the growing popularity of cooking shows.
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
Comics of the Internet: The Memes, the Myths, the Legends
Room 29AB
Have you seen that one comic online? You know, the one that's everywhere? What if you could talk to the creators behind the comics that broke the Internet? Now you can! comiXologists Matt Kolowski and Kiersten Wing chat with meme comic scholars and creators Hope Nicholson (Bedside Press), Megan Kearney (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls), David Malki (Wondermark), and Nick Franco (Nuzlocke Comics) about the creative genius and little bit of luck that make these exceptional comics go viral!
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
Cover Story
Room 25ABC
More and more, the cover of a comic book exists both to sell the product and as a standalone work of art. What goes into designing a cover and what constitutes a good one? Those are the questions that your moderator Mark Evanier will put to this dais of gifted cover artists: William Stout, Joëlle Jones, Veronica Fish, Matt Taylor, and Joe Jusko. They'll analyze and discuss some of the covers they've done in this informative session of "shop talk."
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
Cultivating a Comic Book Culture in Academic Librarianship
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
Raymond Pun (librarian), Allison Mandaville (professor of English), Michelle Pratt (library specialist), and Jenny Banh (professor of anthropology) discuss strategies and practices for academic libraries to collaborate with teaching faculty to create a comic book culture in the classroom and in universities today.
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
Diversity in Tech and Gaming: An Evolving Conversation
Room 24ABC
Inclusion and equality is a hot topic everywhere, and that includes the tech and gaming worlds. These sectors are making major inroads, and these panelists are part of the vanguard leading the way. Presented in concert with the "We Are" ESA Diversity Gallery located at Future Tech Live! in the Omni Hotel. Moderated by the executive director of the ESA Foundation, Anastasia Staten.
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
No Tow Trucks Beyond Mars
Room 32AB
David Rosing (NASA JPL Mars Sample Return system engineer), Shonte J. Tucker (JPL thermal engineer), Robert Lock (JPL Mars Sample Return Orbiter manager), Kobie Boykins (JPL mechanical division engineer), and Laura Kerber (NASA JPL Mars research scientist) discuss how they go boldly where there's no one around to fix it. Hear stories from the trenches of the heartbreaks, close calls, and adventures of real-life solar system exploration.
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
Psychology and Shipping: Factors that Influence Character Pairings
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
What ships would you go down for? Do you ever wish your shows or fandoms would give you the couple you want to stay up all night writing slash fiction about? "Shipping" is used to describe when fans put characters together (a pair, trio, or group) into a relationship. These relationships are often romantic but can also refer to platonic groupings. These "ships" can come in many forms, including "slash" relationships (often same-sex, such as Kirk/Spock), a symbol connecting the names (such as Kylo Ren + Rey), hybrid names or fandom specific terms (such as Stony for Steve Rogers and Tony Stark), and even the OTP (one true pairing, such as Spuffy to refer to Spike and Buffy). These relationships can be canon or simply fan endorsed. One of the most interesting components of these ships is that they often defy social norms and can be seen as taboo. Same-sex, polyamorous, interspecies, and rivalry relationships are often presented and discussed with the same love and affection often reserved for heterosexual couples in most other forms of media. Given the amount of time spent on these pairings and the spending and viewing power of "shippers, a research study was conducted by April Fugett
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
Spotlight on Jeff Smith
Room 28DE
Comic-Con special guest Jeff Smith will be discussing Smiley's Dream Book, his new children's book with Scholastic/Graphix-the first to feature characters from the internationally popular Bone series. He also talks about the gorgeous new RASL trade paperbacks coming out in 2018, as well as updates on the new Tuki graphic novel, the future of the Bone movie, and whats ahead for 2019. Come visit with one of comics most successful, unpredictable and genuinely nice guys working today!
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the Tabletop: A Look at the Upcoming Licensed TMNT Game
Room 4
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has an exciting year on the way for board games, with a successful Kickstarter just finishing up for Munchkin and a new tabletop miniatures game on the way. This panel will include alook at how the Ninja Turtles are doing on tabletop, a discussion with the game designers, an early look at the miniatures, and then an exclusive announcement for the next game.
 
2:15pm -  3:15pm
Legion Discussion and Q&A
Hall H
FX's Legion, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller, a man who believed himself to be schizophrenic only to discover that he may actually be the most powerful mutant the world has ever seen. Along with a team of other extraordinarily gifted people, David learned to accept his true self and set out to defeat the Shadow King, who was on a path to attaining infinite and world-ending power. In season 2, a series of mind-bending twists and turns called into question who is the hero and who is the villain. Creator/executive producer/writer/director Noah Hawley, alongside fellow executive producers John Cameron and Marvel's Jeph Loeb, and some cast members will participate in a conversation of what to look forward to in season 3.
 
2:30pm -  3:30pm
Comic Heroes That Shaped My Career
Room 23ABC
Astro Teller (captain of Moonshots at X: The Moonshot Factory) will share 10 lessons from comic book heroes that have shaped his career. In addition to unpacking how fantasy and science fiction novels taught him how to be a CEO, he'll share his perspectives on how you can come up with moonshot ideas and make them real. Astro will host a 15-minute Q&A session at the end of the talk.
 
2:30pm -  3:30pm
Comics Arts Conference #16: The Culture of Comic-Con: Field Studies of Fans and Marketing
Room 26AB
Comic-Con offers students of popular culture an amazing venue to study how culture is marketed to and practiced by its fans. Jordan Bennet (Radford University), Margaret Clarke (Lynchburg College), Anthony Dannar (Auburn University), Carlos Flores (Arizona State University), Abbie Keane (Hollins University), Matthew Lunga (Radford University), Amari Page (University of Southern California), Abigail Tenshaw (Radford University), and Alison Woody (Hollins University) 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 2018. Matthew J. Smith (Radford University) moderates.
 
2:30pm -  4:00pm
Mental Health and Comics
Room 2
Panelists include Edmund Cronin and comic creators, story tellers, and doctors, each with a unique story to share. Mental health issues are not something that should be ignored by a caring society. Social stigma and general misunderstanding keep us from connecting with people who are different. Comics have been and are being used to bring attention to mental health issues in thoughtful and provocative ways. Come hear the discussion about how comics play a role in reversing the stigma of mental illness and explore ways to understand and connect with love ones.
 
2:30pm -  5:00pm
YouTube's Origin Presents The 2018 Comic-Con International Masquerade Replay
Room 8
Saturday night's big costuming event is reviewed by the Masquerade crew, audience questions are answered, and a big-screen video of all the costume entries is presented for those who missed the show, those who were in it, and those who simply want a second look. Entrants can also pick up any materials left from the show. Hosted by Martin Jaquish (Comic-Con/WonderCon Masquerade coordinator) and Ian Branson (Masquerade technical director).
 
2:45pm -  3:45pm
Super Asian America
Room 5AB
With stellar performances in a galaxy far away and superpowered heroics battling Thanos, Asian Americans are forging new ground in Hollywood. At the same time, it's a never-ending battle for individuals to represent their own American way. In Racebending's 8th annual panel, panelists again assess (and nerd out over) the state of Super Asian America. Featuring Chantal Thuy (Black Lightning), Mallory Yu (All Things Considered), Tonya Kong (Daredevil), Joy Regullano (Shake It Off), and Keith Chow (Nerds of Color). Moderated by Racebending's Mike Le.
 
2:45pm -  4:45pm
Starship Smackdown XXV: The Final Countdown
Room 6A
A panel of experts determine who will win the highly coveted Smackdown title. Can the Starship Enterprise defeat an Imperial Star Destroyer? Will the Milano be assimilated by a Borg Cube? Will the Nostromo be taken over by Rathars? And will the Jefferson Starship disappear forever after Thanos snaps his fingers? Only if you're lucky. This panel of sage spaceshipologists includes Ashley E. Miller (Red Sonja, Thor), Steven Melching (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Resistance), Kay Reindl (Freakish, Millennium), Christian Gossett (The Red Star), Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise), Daren Dochterman (Westworld, Real Steel), and your jocular host, the Mr. Rourke of the stars, Mark A. Altman (Tor Books' upcoming So Say We All, The Fifty-Year Mission). Finish your weekend with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all-time in this or any other dimension, known or unknown. And 'zis combat will be to the death.
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
Ask Her Anything Spotlight on Ann Nocenti
Room 4
Comic-Con special guest Ann Nocenti has written for Marvel (Daredevil, Spiderman) created Longshot, Mojo, and Spiral with Arthur Adams, created Blackheart and Typhoid Mary with John Romita Jr., and was the editor of The X-Men books in the 1980s. For DC Comics she wrote Catwoman, Klarion, and other comics. Her new comic is The Seeds, for Berger Books/Dark Horse, with Marvel's Hawkeye artist David Aja. Nocenti will answer any questions about her 30-year career in comics.
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
Diamond Select Toys
Room 24ABC
Representatives from Diamond Select Toys present their lineup for 2018-2019, including action figures, statues, banks, and more from a variety of properties, including Aquaman, Ant-Man, Marvel Comics, Kingdom Hearts, Pacific Rim Uprising, John Wick, Ghostbusters, and others. A visual presentation will be followed by a Q&A, with awards for the best questions. Panelists include Eli Livingston (sculptor), Adam Van Wickler (Gentle Giant), and Jason Wires (painter). Moderated by Zach Oat (marketing supervisor).
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
Drawing Convincing Movement and Motion in Your Art
Room 11
Ron Lemen (illustrator, storyboard, sequential artist, concept artist, educator) lectures and demonstrates methods and techniques for drawing motion in your 2D art. This lesson will include Photoshop tricks vs. drawing tricks, motion for environments and props, figure motion, lens distortions, color vs. lines, and more.
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
GeekEd: Career Advice for College Geeks
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
Have you ever wondered how you could earn a living during the hours spent reading comics or playing video games? Is your current major not tapping into your superpower? Come learn how these panelists used their nerdy interests in college to create a fulfilling nerdy career, and what college programs and services can help students to do the same. David Surratt (UC Berkeley), Aaron Trammell (UC Irvine), Tara Prescott (UCLA), and Kamil Oshundara (UCLA) set you up for your geeky future!
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
Ironklad Studios: The Art of Creature Design
Room 32AB
Justin Goby Fields (executive creative director of Ironklad Studios) is joined by world-renowned creature designers Neville Page (SYFY's Face Off, Star Trek), Raf Grassetti (principal artist at Sony), Krystal Sae Eua (The Avengers, Looper), and Dom Quek (Blizzard, Bonfire Studios) to talk about their craft, with Melissa Howland (We Are Movie Geeks, Geek Girl Social Club) moderating.
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
The New Wave of Latino Animation Projects
Room 29AB
Ricardo Arnaiz (creator of the Legends saga) and Mike Kunkel (The Land of the Sokmunster) present exclusive footage and images of the new projects that will gather forces and experiences between U.S. talent and MX creativity, making new, fresh, and one-of-a-kind animation series and films. The panel will gather Disney and Nickelodeon legends with up-and-coming talent that will share the great experience and fun of making unique productions between two countries, which hopefully will inspire new creators, animators, and artists to develop more projects for the Latino community.
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
The Science of Westworld: Violent Insights
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Past and future collide when Wild West fantasy requires robots with advanced A.I. What is the appeal of live-action role playing? When is artificial intelligence simply intelligence? Where is Westworld? And how far will people go in pursuit of violent delights? For a look at mysteries of human nature past, present, and future, see this posse of experts wearing both white and black hats: Dr. Travis Langley (Westworld Psychology: Violent Delights; Doctor Who Psychology: A Madman with a Box), Fon Davis (Fonco Creative, Star Wars), Steven Huff (fight choreographer and weapons expert), Allen Pan (Sufficiently Advanced, MythBusters), Sarah Petkus (Robohemian, Robotic Arts), Tamara Robertson (SciJinks, MythBusters), and Dr. Martin Lloyd (Westworld Psychology: Violent Delights). Moderator Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia, SYFY) asks: How is the Westworld won?
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
Where Do Ideas Come From?
Room 28DE
For artists and writers who get "stuck!" Veteran writer/editor Barbara Randall Kesel (Shadowzone/My Little Pony) slings rapid-fire tips, tricks, and strategies for vanquishing those blocked brain cells and deadline demons! Part information, part motivation, all entertaining!
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
Why Geek Is the New Cool
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Pop culture is now embracing and promoting intelligence. American Mensa members and partners from entertainment to gaming to animation discuss the surge in popularity of the quirky, yet relatable, protagonists representing intelligence. Geek has always been cool-now it's hot. Panelists include Leif Gantvoort (actor and Mensa member, 60 Yard Line, The Amazing Spider-Man), Christopher Lastrapes (Mensa member and VP of content strategy for Theorem Media), LaRae Bakerink (chair of American Mensa, avid Comic-Con attendee), Trevor Mitchell (CEO and executive director of American Mensa), and Lee Parkhurst (manager of digital brand marketing for Educational Insights). Moderated by Steven L. Sears (writer, producer, Xena: Warrior Princess).
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
X-Men: The Animated Series Celebrates 25 Years
Room 7AB
Series showrunner Eric Lewald (author of Previously on X-Men: The Making of an Animated Series), series producer/director Larry Houston (SDCC special guest), and series writers Julia Lewald and Len Uhley participate in a spirited discussion with behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the #1 hit.
 
3:00pm -  4:30pm
Harlan Ellison: A Celebration of His Life and Works
Room 6DE
The world recently lost a titan writer/fantasist, Harlan Ellison. But the stories he left behind are legendary. Attend this loose and likely profane celebration of the man and his writing as moderator Chris Ryall welcomes Josh Olson, Bill Sienkiewicz, William Stout, Erik Nelson, Steve Barnes, Nat Segaloff, Jude Meyers, Scott Tipton, J. K. Woodward, Christine Valada, Jason Davis, and as many other friends of Harlan that can fit on and around the dais. As a bonus, Dreams with Sharp Teeth director Nelson will also feature some never-before-seen documentary footage of Harlan, and all in attendance will get complimentary print, too.
 
3:00pm -  4:30pm
The Business of Cartoon Voices
Room 25ABC
Interested in how one breaks into a career providing voices for animated cartoons? This annual panel seeks to debunk some of the myths and the occasional con jobs that wanna-bes are subjected to and often harmed by. It's a panel with people who actually work in the field and this year, it includes agent Jeff Danis (president of DPN Talent), actors Eliza Jane Schneider and Gregg Berger, and your moderator, voice director Mark Evanier. Warning: This panel is not designed for entertainment, but for enlightenment. There are hard facts you need to know about the industry and that's what this panel will try to provide.
 
3:30pm -  4:30pm
Comic-Con Talk Back
Room 23ABC
President of the Comic-Con board of directors John Rogers will be present to listen to attendees' feedback about this year's event. What did we do right? What could be improved? We want to hear from you!
 
3:30pm -  4:30pm
Len Wein Memorial Pro/Fan Trivia Match
Room 26AB
In 1994, Len Wein, captain of the Purple Pros, challenged Tom Galloway, captain of the Black Ink Irregulars, to a comics pros vs. comics fans trivia match. It happened almost every year since. With Len's passing last year, it's a final match with all questions on Len's least favorite topic: the work of Len Wein. Len rarely managed to correctly answer questions about his work; when he did, he got a standing ovation. There won't be fixed teams, but they will cycle in pros and fans so as many as possible pay tribute to Len by answering questions about his work and doing their best trash talking of their opponents.
 
3:45pm -  4:45pm
Magic Wheelchair
Room 5AB
Magic Wheelchair is a nonprofit organization that has garnered international attention for creating epic wheelchair costumes and promoting inclusive cosplay. Hear from the SDCC 2018 Star Wars Magic Wheelchair Team: Fon Davis (FONCO Studios), Tom Spina (Tom Spina Designs and Regal Robot), Michael McMaster (McMaster Robots, Team Echo Base), Gordon Tarpley, Norman Chan (co-founder of Tested), James Powell (Monster City Studios), Sean Fields (Project 842), Tony Le, and others as they discuss their experience of building these face-meltingly awesome costumes, the impact of inclusive cosplay, and how you can get involved.
 
3:45pm -  5:00pm
Buffy Musical: Once More with Feeling
Room 6BCF
Let's end this show with a bang! The powers that be behind Whedonopolis, WhedonCon, and FandomCharities 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
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Disney Manga!
Room 29AB
Love Disney? Love manga? Come see what's on offer from TOKYOPOP's family friendly line of licensed Disney manga, including Beauty and the Beast, Stitch!, Fairies, Alice in Wonderland, and their new full-color manga The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero's Journey!
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Dr. Zhivago's Spotlight on 3D Cartoons and Artificial Intelligence
Room 11
Dr. Zhivago's panel will show how 3D cartoons are transformed from sketches and used in artificial intelligence media programs. Students participating in Dr. Zhivago's Digital Media Arts Program are from Arroyo Vista Charter Middle School (Chula Vista), showcasing their designs from sketch to final 3D rendering. Q&A moderated by Marissa Zhivago. A short cartooning workshop with Dr. Zhivago follows the presentation.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule
Room 24ABC
This panel covers the vital but basic concepts that can apply to anything in creative or geek culture, from professional goals to hobbyist projects. The panelists are Sean Glumace (Adobe education leader, comic book letterer), Heather Joseph-Witham, Ph.D. (professor at Otis College of Art and Design), Ron Coleman, Ph.D. (molecular geneticist and comic book writer), Dr. Renah Wolzinger (state director for retail, hospitality and tourism, California community colleges), Topher Davila (art director,Geekdom Wear), James Frye (managing editor, The Con Guy), and Mario Martinez (co-creator, Tomato TV). As the information has stacked up over the years, every person who attends will get a postcard of some of the collected tips, wisdom, and potential pitfalls talked about on past panels. Also, one lucky panel attendee will win a 12-month subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud-a $599 value, courtesy of Adobe education leader Sean Glumace.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Keenspot Turns 18: Old Enough To Vote . . . For Donald Trump?
Room 7AB
Pioneering comics publisher Keenspot turns 18 in its 18th annual Comic-Con panel! In the past year, the company shocked the world by publishing the insanely pro-Trump (or is it?!) comic book Trump's Titans. What new horrors does Keenspot have in store for this upcoming year? Find out here! Creators scheduled to appear include Thomas Fischbach (Twokinds), John Joseco (Hunters of Salamanstra), Rob Potchak and Billy Parker (Junior High Horrors), and a tentative special appearance by notoriously reclusive Trump's Titans creator/writer John Barron, who has never been seen in public or even had his photo taken (be sure to bring your fancy camera phones!). And for aspiring comic creators: want to work in comics? Keenspot talent rep Potchak will tell you what the company is looking for and how you can apply! All attendees will receive the first issue of Keenspot's all-new Barry Steakfries comic illustrated by Joseco, based on characters from the hit mobile game Jetpack Joyride.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Mark McDonnell: How to Draw in the Different Studio Styles
Room 2
Being a good artist and facile with technology are two of the skills animation companies seek in employees. But there's a third component rarely discussed: how well you can draw in the style of their particular studio. In this workshop, Disney master teacher Mark McDonnell will demonstrate how to adapt your style and eye to different studios-including Disney, DreamWorks, and Warner Bros.-to increase your chances of getting hired. Introduced by Fast Company's Susan Karlin.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Simulated Worlds: Writing for Virtual Reality and Games
Room 28DE
Writers for games and virtual reality talk about the industry's next big paradigm shift. What's different about writing for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)? How does new technology shape more traditional games, and how does it impact the way players interact with story? Game writers and industry professionals discuss the potential pitfalls and challenges of new leaps in technology, as well as the potential for new narratives moving forward. Discussion will be moderated by Jonathan Callan (senior writer, Survios), with panelists James Iliff (chief creative officer, Survios), Andrew Robinson (senior writer, Blizzard), and Shawn Kittelsen (writer/head of narrative, Injustice 2).
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
The Origin of Jack Kirby's Black Panther
Room 32AB
In his new VisuaLecture, illustrator and comic book historian Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) shows and tells the fascinating comic book origins and background of the Marvel Comics character, now a cinematic superstar, and how these are-and are not-reflected in the smash 2018 film.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Wally Wingert: I Was Cosplay Before Cosplay Was Cool!
Room 4
Today's generation of cosplayers are unaware how difficult the craft of cosplay was before the arrival of the Internet. Voice actor (and self-proclaimed "Godfather of Cosplay") Wally Wingert has been "dressing up" since he was a kid in the 1960s and 1970s. He got serious about it in 1980 after meeting Adam West in costume as Batman. (Wally is most likely the very first Adam West Batman cosplayer ever!) And he continued to cosplay as various characters through 2006. Though Wally's cosplay creations occurred way before the proliferation of comic conventions (which earned him a fair amount of disdain and ridicule at the time), he nonetheless found a way to express his costumed endeavors through charitable functions and civic events. By the mid 1980s, Wally had created costumes of '66 Batman, Superman, Darth Vader, Frank N. Furter, Michael Myers, Leatherface, Boy George, "Weird Al" Yankovic, and even 26 muppet replicas! Complete with historical photos and funny anecdotes about the creation of these costumes before cosplay was a celebrated artform, Wally enlightens the SDCC crowd about being one of the early pioneers of cosplay. Moderated by Mark Fullerton.
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