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Saturday, July 23, 2022, 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
« on: July 01, 2022, 05:53:21 PM »
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Panels - Saturday, July 23, 1:00pm - 3:45pm


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: X-Men Animated 30th Anniversary

It’s X-Men: The Animated Series’ 30th anniversary! Celebrate with Eric Lewald (showrunner and writer), Larry Houston (producer/director), Julia Lewald (writer), Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboard artist), and Lenore Zann (voice actress, Rogue)! The panel is a retrospective of the iconic series about a team of mutant superheroes who fight for justice and human acceptance in the Marvel Universe. Moderated by Power of X-Men Podcast hosts Paul Florez-Taylor and Michelle Waffle. To me, my X-Men!
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: (Re)Making Myths in YA and Middle-Grade Fiction

Whether myth, legend, or fairy tale, these authors are all reinventing old tropes, challenging traditional archetypes through more diverse and inclusive representation. Gina Chen (Violet Made of Thorns), Namina Forna (The Merciless Ones), Naz Kutub (The Loophole), and Xiran Jay Zhao (Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor) celebrate a new generation of heroes. Moderated by Judy Prince-Neeb, children's services librarian at the South Pasadena Public Library.
Room 29AB


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Comic Books and Music

The imaginations of today's comic-book creators are now being inspired by the blend of rhythmic studio music and the ingenious characters in today's popular comic-book culture; in fact, music and comics have striking similarities. Music-related comics for years have captured the fictional experiences of artists and writers as they entertain audiences of generations young and old. With this new era of comic book stories heavily influenced and driven by music, we'll explore the two ideas and how comic books and music work together. Moderator Victoria Hand (host of The HDLM podcast) talks to Gary Phillips (master storyteller and crime fiction writer), Kris Longo (associate publisher & CSO of Heavy Metal Entertainment), Ben Jackendoff (writer for Marvel), Evan Forster (owners of Fourstar Films), and Davien Watkins (cartoonist, creator at Superpower Enterprises) about comic books and music.
Room 23ABC


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Comics Arts Conference Session #11: What Are the Defenders Really Defending? Burning Away Stereotypes in Hell's Kitchen

Daredevil! Jessica Jones! Luke Cage! Punisher! Is this motley crew of Defenders simply protecting citizens? Or might they be teaching us something more? J. Scott Jordan (Illinois State University), John Jennings (Parable of the Sower), Daniel Jun Kim (This Is the End), Shelly Clevenger (The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them), Elisabetta Di Minico (The Future Hangs in the Balance), and Travis Langley (Daredevil Psychology: The Devil You Know) peer behind the masks of the heroes of Hell's Kitchen and examine how their work as heroes also tells us stories about diversity, stereotypes, and the struggle to be a good person.
Room 26AB


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Express Yourself: Activism Through the Comic Arts

The past few years have seen vital exercises of First Amendment rights in protests and the art that rises around them. As with many artistic endeavors, activism and civic engagement have been an integral part of comics since the format’s origin, addressing issues as diverse as politics, women’s rights, civil rights, LGBTQ+ representation, racism, and so much more. In this panel, Cecil Castellucci (Shifting Earth, Batgirl), Nate Powell (Save It for Later, March), and others explore how comics can address social and political issues and how people can use comics to exercise their right to free expression.
Room 11


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Get Ready for Living in Orbit, Private Space Stations are Here

For almost 100 years, space stations (as we think of them today) have been a staple of science fiction. In comic books, the Justice League have their Watchtower, S.H.I.E.L.D. has their Peak, and even villains like Magneto -- and of course Darth Vader—have been known to build fully "operational" orbital stations. At last, humans are now on the cusp of launching and inhabiting space stations that are privately developed, ones that hold the promise for regular citizens to live in space. Learn from Mike Massimino (former NASA astronaut), Ellie Morgan (program manager, Lockheed Starlab Team), Adrian Mangiuca (vice president of infrastructure for Voyager Space Holdings), Sana Sharma (designer & researcher at the MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative), and moderator Steve Broback (co-founder of Dent the Future) discuss what the future holds, and we will also delve into the realities of living in space.
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: How Science Fiction Has Influenced STEAM

Science fiction, with its potential technological fascinations and intriguing “what if?” scenarios, can influence current and future education. What do some of America’s smartest people think has changed or will change in education, specifically focused on STEAM? American Mensa, the high IQ society, hosts a panel of writers, actors, academics, and sci-fi fans in a discussion on what the future may hold. Moderated by Steven L. Sears (writer, Xena: Warrior Princess, actor), with Dr. David Brin (author, The Postman; scientist, consultant to NASA), Nevin Millan (writer, actor, Mensa member), Dr. John Putman (professor and Star Trek expert), Dr. Jenny Rankin (professor, writer, Mensa member), and Nancy Retter (teacher, Mensa member).
Helen Price Reading Room, San Diego Central Library


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: IDW Publishing: 2022 and Beyond

Publisher Nachie Marsham and new executive editorial director Jamie S. Rich welcome Kevin Eastman (TMNT), Kim Dwinell (Surfside Girls), and other industry heavy-hitters to the stage to discuss the huge new initiatives driving this innovative publisher forward. Dark Spaces, the "Roninverse," adaptations from comics to TV, world-renowned brands, and wild new concepts . . . you'll learn about it here!
Room 25ABC


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Manga, Webcomics, and Anime: The New Formats and Fandoms Dominating Entertainment

Manga, webcomics, and anime have exploded in popularity in recent years, reaching new levels of mainstream success and Hollywood investment. Today, these categories are dominating screens and bookshelves everywhere, with massive growing fandoms and popularity for titles like Attack on Titan, All of Us Are Dead, and Demonslayer. Moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit, hear from this panel of industry insiders including David Lee (vice president, content, WEBTOON), Mitchel Berger (senior vice president, global commerce, Crunchyroll), and Michael Gombos (senior director of licensed publishing, Dark Horse) about why manga, webcomics, and anime are bringing readers and viewers some of the most exciting entertainment on the planet, driving major viewership, box office success, and investment from the biggest names in entertainment.
Room 9


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Overstreet Access

While the celebration of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide’s 50th anniversary was sidelined by the pandemic, the Guide kept on rolling and now at long last tackles the digital frontier with Overstreet Access. Celebrate the history and see what’s ahead with Geppi Family Enterprises chief creative officer Josh Geppi, Gemstone Publishing vice-president of publishing J. C. Vaughn, and Overstreet’s Shawn Sippel.
Room 28DE


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: The Collector's Corner

Dr. Billy San Juan (freelance writer, Magic: The Gathering), Jenna Busch (journalist, /Film), Elizabeth Peloquin (global marketing director, Ultra Pro), Sean Johnson (owner, Brute Force Games), and Josue Pandeli (pro wrestling historian) discuss the hobby of collecting comics, trading cards, Funko Pops, and more. Moderated by Dr. Harpreet Malla (Shanti Clinic).
Omni Grand Ballroom DE, 4th Floor, Omni Hotel


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: The Mandalorian: Under the Helmet

The Mandalorian is a complicated character—a loner who becomes a loving caretaker, a bounty hunter who learns compassion. Host Melissa Miller (Nerdist, Star Warsologies) talks with experts about the man behind the mask. Psychologist Dr. Drea Letamendi (Arkham Sessions, Mindfulness-Based Therapy Using Star Wars) shares insight into Mando’s changing loyalties. Real-life bounty hunter Matt Laird shares stories from on the job. Blacksmith and materials scientist Waltteri Vakki provides insight on the creation and significance of beskar arms and armor. Aerospace engineer and former Navy jet pilot Paul Wynns talks about piloting and maintenance of the Razor Crest and Naboo starfighter. And actor Chris Bartlett (The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett) ties it all together with his experience playing mercenaries, teachers, and bartenders in Star Wars.
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: The Official Aspen Comics Panel

Frank Mastromauro (publisher), Peter Steigerwald (publisher), Vince Hernandez (VP/editor-in-chief), Mark Roslan (VP/director of design and production), and Sara Hasson (marketing coordinator) are back for their first Comic-Con panel in three years and are excited to offer fans an in-depth look at the future of Aspen’s publishing plans, highlighted by their 20th anniversary campaign.
Room 4


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski

The Hugo and Eisner Award–winning creator of Babylon 5 and Crusade, co-creator/writer/producer for Sense8, comics writer for Marvel, DC, and Image, and writer for such films as Changeling, Thor, WWZ and others, J. Michael Straczynski discusses the next chapters in his career: writing a host of new comics for AWA, two new feature films, his next novel, two new audio dramas, and a return to Marvel Comics. Plus: an exclusive briefing on the status of the Babylon 5 revival for The CW.
Room 7AB


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Cartoon Voices 1

Every year (with two recent exceptions), animation writer and voice director Mark Evanier assembles a panel of some of the best and most-heard cartoon voice actors in the business to demonstrate their craft. This time out, the dais consists of Alicyn Packard (The Tom & Jerry Show, The Mr. Men Show), Phil LaMarr (Justice League, Samurai Jack), Gregg Berger (The Garfield Show, The Transformers), Shelby Young (Star Wars, Baby Shark’s Big Show), Brian Hull (Hotel Transylvania, My Babysitter Story), and Townsend Coleman (The Tick, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).
Room 6BCF


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Game Creator Connection

The Gaming Creator Connection is an opportunity for game developers—whether currently working in the industry or aspiring to do so—to receive valuable advice, insights, and mentoring from seasoned veterans of the game industry representing diverse professional backgrounds. The GCC is a perfect opportunity to seek expert guidance in art/design, narrative, and business. Participants will have 15 to 20 minutes to speak with a mentor and will be able to rotate between mentors in their field of interest in order to maximize the amount of feedback.
Marina D, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


1:15 pm - 1:45 pm: Family Guy

Get an exclusive, first look at the Family Guy season 21 premiere episode and watch the full episode months before the rest of the world! Afterward, you will get a special sneak peek at all of the hilarity and high jinks that will be coming next fall!
Ballroom 20


1:15 pm - 4:00 pm: Outbreak Undead: Project Nero

In the survival horror actual play Outbreak Undead: Project Nero, the zombie apocalypse occurred in May 1995, but the year is now 2022. Led by game master Noxweiler Berth (creative director, Hunters Entertainment; GM of Outbreak Undead: United States of the Dead), survivalists Saige Ryan (host/producer, Pixel Circus and Smosh Games), Michelle Nguyen Bradley (actor, Critical Role, Idle Champions: A Familiar Quest), Ivan Van Norman (co-creator of Outbreak Undead, author of The ABC's of D&D), Markeia McCarty (host/producer, The Something Scary Podcast; actor, World of Darkness: Hunter The Reckoning), and Luis Carazo (actor on TV series SWAT, and Critical Role's Exandria Unlimited: Calamity) will attempt to traverse this ’90s-esque apocalyptic nightmare. This TTRPG one-off zombie survival horror show is a prequel to the new season of Outbreak Undead: Project Nero coming this fall to Pixel Circus on Twitch.
Omni Grand Ballroom ABC, 4th Floor, Omni San Diego Hotel


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Crowdfunding Today

Dan Panosian (artist, X-Men, Batman), Shaenon Garrity (Comic-Con Special Guest, Skin Horse) JonBoy Meyers (artist, Spawn, Venom) , and Jordan Plosky (co-founder & CEO, Zoop) discuss their projects on the new crowdfunding platform Zoop. The panelists will share their experiences, updates, and tips in the world of comics crowdfunding, while also discussing the overall crowdfunding landscape today. Stand by for exclusive announcements, potential new projects, giveaways, and more. Moderated by Brett Schenker (GraphicPolicy.com).
Room 29CD


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Immortal Studios: Birth of a Storyverse

Fans of wuxia, martial arts fantasy, and comics, rejoice! This is your chance to get in on the ground floor of the Immortal "Storyverse" that is bringing together all the wide-ranging influences of this timeless Asian genre in an interconnected universe for the first time. Peter Shiao (founder and CEO), Hank Kanalz (head of publishing), Brian Cunningham (editor), Gene Ching (choreographer), and Charlie Stickney, Rylend Grant, and Jen Troy (the key writers behind The Adept, Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen, Fa Sheng: Origins, and Assassin G) present an in-depth introduction to this new world that promises to awaken the hero in everyone through Wuxia. Plus: special commemorative gifts exclusively for attendees!
Room 24ABC


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: In-Conversation with Marissa Meyer and Aiden Thomas

New York Times bestselling blockbuster fantasy authors Marissa Meyer (Gilded) and Aiden Thomas (The Sunbearer Trials) talk about their new and upcoming releases. They’ll chat about writing explosive action and adventure, hair-raising mysteries, swoon-worthy romance, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and haunting retellings. The Lunar Chronicles, Cemetery Boys, Renegades, Lost in the Never Woods, Heartless, and The Sunbearer Trials are all fair game!
Room 10


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Narrative Design for Video Games

The story is inherently at the core of all great video games. Adam Foshko (Call of Duty, Shrapnel), Mark Long (Hawken, Neon Machine, Shrapnel), Flint Dille (Uncharted, Deviation Games, Ingress), Brent Friedman (Call of Duty, Resident Evil), Lynn Johnson (Walking Dead, Bad Robot), John Zuur Platten (Jurassic Park, Ingress), and John Nee (DC Comics) discuss story development for video games.
Room 5AB


1:45 pm - 2:45 pm: A Lasting Legacy in Hollywood

Jessica Tseang (pop culture speaker) discusses with panelists Renee O'Connor (Xena: Warrior Princess, actress, director, producer), Sam Jones (actor, Flash Gordon, Ted, Ted 2), and Malcolm Barrett (actor, The Boys, Preacher, NBC's Timeless, Better Off Ted) about their journey in the entertainment industry, current success, and how they created a legacy in Hollywood that transcends to a lasting fandom.
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


1:45 pm - 2:45 pm: BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours

Discover your new comic book obsession! Some of the most acclaimed creators in comics—including Matt Kindt (BRZRKR), Christopher Cantwell (Briar), Michael Dialynas (Wynd), and Matt Gagnon (editor-in-chief, BOOM! Studios)—give you an in-depth look at the upcoming slate from BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box, and KaBOOM! Plus, exclusive surprises and an extra special sneak peek at some top-secret projects.
Room 6DE


1:45 pm - 2:45 pm: Marvel Comics: Judgment Day

Marvel’s most famous panel returns! C.B. Cebulski (editor-in-chief), Nick Lowe (VP & executive editor) and editors Darren Shan and Lauren Bisom lead a line-up of luminaries including Christopher Cantwell (Iron Man), Jonathan Hickman (X-Men), Ram V (Venom, Carnage), and Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing (Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty). What lies ahead for Shang-Chi, Ms. Marvel, Ghost Rider, and the rest of the Marvel Universe? And what is the mysterious looming danger of the DARK WEB that threatens the future of Spider-Man and the X-Men? This is the only place you can find out! Come for the incredible reveals and stay for a unique giveaway!
Room 6A


1:45 pm - 2:45 pm: Mobile Filmmaking: How to Make a Movie Using a SmartPhone

You have heard of smartphone cameras being used to shoot movies, but you may still not be convinced that you can make a movie yourself using your very own smartphone. Come meet with San Diego Mobile Filmmakers sharing the ins and outs of what you need to get started as a Mobile Filmmaker. Do you need an app? Can you use microphones? How do you stabilize your videos for a smoother more professional look? Do you need a million dollars? Panelists will answer your questions and present some cool filmmaking tools and accessories. Learn to edit on the phone (or computer) and how to share your films with the world. With moderator Machelle Noel (GeekRockTV).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


2:00 pm - 2:45 pm: Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire

An epic story of love, blood and the perils of immortality based on the bestselling novel, Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire premieres this fall on AMC and AMC+. The EPs and cast discuss the creative process and bringing these iconic characters to life on the small screen for a modern audience and share some behind-the-scenes anecdotes from filming in New Orleans. Plus, a look at the debut of the series' official trailer.
Ballroom 20


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: ASOIAF: Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon Fan Discussion

Tara Lynne (The Geekiary, Ice & Fire Con), Aziz Al-Doory (History of Westeros, Podcast of Surprise), Ashaya (History of Westeros), and Amin Javadi (A Podcast of Ice and Fire, The Bastards of Kingsgrave Podcast) discuss fan theories, compare the books to the television shows, and take part in a general Q&A .
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: How Spider-Man Taught Me My First Physics Lesson

Naseed Gifted (educator, creative director of PBS Media Studios) discusses how his knowledge of comic book superheroes taught him physics and how he designs lessons using comic book content to teach various STEM topics and how he engages in discussion techniques/strategies to address the needs of diverse learners.
Helen Price Reading Room, San Diego Central Library


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: How To Curse the Love of Your Life

Bestselling authors chat steamy romance, fantasy, mythology, and writing powerful womxn for adults and teens. Featuring Scarlett St. Clair (the Hades X Persephone series), Katee Robert (the Dark Olympus series), Piper CJ (The Night and Its Moon), Maxym Martineau (the Beast Charmer series), Rachel Griffin (The Nature of Witches), and Kayla Cottingham (My Dearest Darkest). Moderated by Shyla Watson (Phenomenal Media).
Room 9


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Make Mine Ultima! Introducing Ultima Comics

The comics industry is experiencing a sea-change. Decades-long status quo in every area of the business, from publication to distribution to retail, has been shattered. As the market struggles to adjust, the time is right for a new way of doing business—a way to create, build, and thrive! Independent is the new mainstream. Introducing: Ultima Comics! Hosted by Joshua Waldrop (CEO, Ultima Comics).
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Real Comics, Real issues

Jerry Craft (Class Act), Johnnie Christmas (Swim Team), Terri Libenson (Remarkably Ruby), Laura Gao (Messy Roots), and Yehudi Mercado (Chunky Goes to Camp) discuss graphic novels that tackle tough topics and realistic issues. Moderated by Joseph Illidge (executive editor and author).
Room 28DE


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Spotlight on Lilah Sturges

Writer Lilah Sturges (Girl Haven) has made a name for herself as a trans and queer comic book author of books such as Lumberjanes and The Magicians. She regales you with spoken-word performance, discusses the joys and challenges of creating queer stories, talks about the importance of kindness, and answers your questions (or gives you relationship advice)!
Room 29AB


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Spotlight on Marc Hempel and Mark Wheatley (From Sandman to Breathtaker 30th)

Marc Hempel and Mark Wheatley have many comic creations to their credit both as collaborators and as unique creators. Between them, they are responsible for comics such as Breathtaker, Mars, Gregory, EZ Street, Radical Dreamer, Frankenstein Mobster, Tug & Buster, Blood of the Innocent, and so many more. They have had popular runs on Sandman, Jonny Quest, Tarzan, The Flash, Black Hood, and the list goes on. Their work has been featured in film and television as well as in museums across the country. Karen Green (Curator for Comics and Cartoons, Columbia University) explores the careers of these two singular comics creators.
Room 23ABC


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Spotlight on Willy Mendes

Brian Doherty (author, Dirty Pictures) will lead Mystic Comix artist Willy Mendes to expound on her intricate work from the Underground Comix era (Gothic Blimp Works, It Ain’t Me Babe, All Girl Thrills, Illuminations) and recent return to the field with the Queen of Cosmos Comix series from Red 5 Comics. Also on hand will be writer/artist Trina Robbins (It Ain’t Me Babe, Complete Wimmen’s Comix), Kim Munson (author, Comic Art in Museums; curator, Women in Comics), and Joshua Starnes (publisher of Red 5 Comics; comics writer, The Box).
Room 4


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Steampunk in the Age of COVID

Ms. Marvel may say that Steampunk is dead, but we strongly disagree. Get caught up on the current state of the Greater Steampunk Union and learn where events are happening both in the U.S. and abroad. Enjoy a lively discussion with Southern California steampunks so you can plan your next steamy adventure! Speakers include Carol and Willa Taylor of the Long Beach Company of Steampunks and Neo Victorians, plus former Bay Area Steampunk John Bollman. Hosted by Anastasia Hunter, chair of Gaslight Steampunk Expo.
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Strange Planet (Spotlight on Nathan Pyle)

What I learned about accidental universe construction.
Room 25ABC


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: The Great Graphix Draw-Off

The creators of the biggest graphic novels for kids bring cartoons to life in this interactive panel for all ages. Featuring Gale Galligan (author, Freestyle), Pablo Leon (illustrator, Miles Morales: Stranger Tides), Jamar Nicholas (author, Leon the Extraordinary), and Shauna J. Grant (author, Mimi and the Cutie Catastrophe).
Room 7AB


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: The Science of Godzilla Singular Point

Debesh Das (epidemiologist), Cecilia Sanders (geobiologist), Trevor Valle (paleontologist), Spiros Michalakis (mathematical physicist), Erin Macdonald (astrophysicist), and Nikhil Shah (moderator) discuss the scientific concepts in Godzilla Singular Point, including the themes of physics, time travel, infectious gases, chaos theory, quantum computing, and the biology of the kaiju on the show.
Omni Grand Ballroom DE, 4th Floor, Omni Hotel


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: What Comics Publishers Want!

Panelists from CEX, Source Point Press, and Syzygy Publishing explain what publishers are looking for and why they’re looking for it, and offer a whole bunch of tips to make your pitches and projects become super-attractive to them and other publishers. Featuring Andy Schmidt (CEX Publishing), Travis McIntire (Source Point Press), Chris Ryall (Syzygy, IDW Publishing), Joe Schmalke (co-publisher of Black Caravan), Josh Werner (EIC, Source Point Press) and writer Rich Douek (Wastelanders, Sea of Sorrows)
Room 11


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Comics Arts Conference Session #12: The Poster Session

The CAC’s poster session allows attendees to interact directly with presenters. Come talk one-on-one with these scholars about their projects. Joel Thurman (University of Colorado Boulder), James Willetts (University of Colorado Boulder), and Viola Burlew (University of Colorado Boulder) examine how DC Comics reinforced the Cold War consensus through depictions of orphans and the child welfare system, the atomic bomb, and the censorship of female representation. Melissa Stevenson (Stanford University) examines both how The Department of Truth grapples with our conspiracy-ridden age and whether the narrative pathways it provides toward a reconciliation of reality offer any sort of optimism or merely another system of control. Matthew J. Brown (University of Texas at Dallas) analyzes the perspectivist epistemology of Nick Sousanis's Unflattening. D’Ondre Swails (Brown University) uses a timeline of Marvel Comics to challenge the notion that diversification is a novel, intrusive ideal, seeing it instead as a steadily evolving, if at times flawed, practice. Cathy Leogrande (Le Moyne College) presents current attempts to ban graphic memoirs from schools and resources for teaching in alternative settings and formats. Trevor Alvord (Brigham Young University) presents a history of the official adaptations of the Book of Mormon into comics forms in 1947. Peggy Semingson (University of Texas Arlington) provides examples and concrete teaching ideas for COVID-themed graphic novels as critical teaching tools to ESL teachers of K-12 and adult students. Francisco Saez de Adana (University of Alcalá) analyzes the different levels of multiverses in DC and Marvel superhero comics. Amy Wagner (University of the Incarnate Word) discusses how the creation of comics by health-care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic has helped to create community, resilience, and well-being. Robert Hoffman (Military Technological College) explains how to mitigate comics censorship in Middle-Eastern classrooms. Michael Kersulov (Springfield-Platteview Community Schools) reports on a six-year teacher-led study of secondary students who focused on visual artifacts while composing comics memoirs as a means to explore identity and find a cultural, social, and political voice within the objects of their lives. J. Richard Stevens (University of Colorado Boulder) explores intergenerational ethnic identities in the face of cultural oppression in the adaptation of the 1946 “Clan of the Fiery Cross” arc on The Adventures of Superman radio into Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru. John A. Walsh (Indiana University) reports on reader participation in 1970s comics prozines. Maricela Correa-Chavez (California State University, Long Beach), John Nguyen (California State University, Long Beach), and Yvette Apatiga (California State University, Long Beach) present the theoretical orientation, data collection, and data analysis of a study on inclusivity in comics and movie fandom. Danielle Kohfeldt (California State University, Long Beach), Mary Nguyen (Calfornia State University, Long Beach), and Gregory Mather (California State University, Long Beach) examine the transformative potential of webcomics about disability and illness to create a supportive community for fans with chronic pain or illness. Dan Maxwell (University of Florida) and Sarah Meyer (University of Florida) present on using sequential art to convey foundational data science concepts to undergraduates. Michelle Zernick (California State University, Long Beach) and Joie Magalona (California State University, Long Beach) report their study, conducted with Amy Wax, Olivia Brush, Kelly Van Geffen, Jessica Robison, Payal Keray, and Catherine Warren, on the relationship between the consumption of various forms of comics and endorsing sexist viewpoints and beliefs. Barbara Glaeser (California State University, Fullerton), Jill Patterson (CSUF-OLLI), Irene Bourdon (CSUF-OLLI), Hernani L. Ledesma (California State University, Dominguez Hills) Andrew Sanchez (CSUF-OLLI), and Amanda Francis (California State University, San Bernadino) report on how powerful autobiographical stories reflect social justice issues and the responses of readers, both positive and negative.
Room 26AB


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm: How To Be a One-Person Comic Company

Times have changed and now one person can do it all. That is if you know how! Award-winning comics creator Brian Haberlin will show you how to leverage new technology to not only create comics but also to make your own collectibles and animations to promote and sell your creations. Everything the big companies do you can do now yourself!
Room 2


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: The Sandman Special Video Presentation and Q&A

Prepare to enter The Dreaming as the live-action adaptation of Neil’s Gaiman’s beloved DC comic series arrives in Hall H of San Diego Comic-Con. There is another world that awaits us when we close our eyes and sleep–a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives shape to our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence sets off a series of events that will change both the dreaming and waking worlds forever. The Sandman is a rich, character-driven blend of myth and dark fantasy woven together over the course of 10 epic chapters following Dream’s many adventures. Be among the first to find out what’s in store for the groundbreaking series, as well as some Comic-Con exclusives and surprises. This will be a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Warner Bros. Television and based on the DC comic, season 1 of The Sandman debuts August 5 on Netflix.
Hall H


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Babylon 5: Gaming Table

Jan Schroeder (B5 Books,You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login ) and P M Sallume hosts a lighthearted, fast-paced panel playing Babylon 5 specific Trivial Pursuits, B5 Bingo, and Family (Drazi) Feud. This panel offers fun and prizes.
Room 10


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Into the Buffyverse . . .

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Buffy with a discussion of beloved villains and fan-favorite characters from Sunnydale — retold, pre-told, and expanded through the storytelling of Disney-Hyperion authors Lily Anderson (Big Bad), William Ritter (Bloody Fool), Casey Gilly (Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer) and Kendare Blake (In Every Generation), Jeremy Lambert (Buffy '97), and Buffy the Vampire Slayer BOOM! comics editor Elizabeth Brei.
Room 24ABC


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Invisible Man(hunter): The Resonance of Blackness in the Depiction of J’onn J’onzz

Created in 1955, just a year after the official start of the Civil Rights Movement, DC Comics’ Martian Manhunter has never been just green. He’s also been Black all along. Panelist explore a plethora of allegorical connections to a particular Black experience and how the shapeshifting body of J’onn J’onzz can be read as an index for resistance against racialized trauma and oppression. John Jennings (UC-Riverside), Angélique Roché (independent artist), Jeremy Love (Bayou), Jim Thompson (Institue of Comics Studies), and Peter Coogan (Washington University) discuss how depictions of the Manhunter from Mars have always resonated with Blackness and how Carl Lumbly voicing him in the animated Justice League series laid the ground for the official and popular recognition of the racial coding that has been a part of his story since the beginning.
Room 29CD


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Representation Matters: Changing STEAM Culture to be a More Inclusive Space

What can be done to address the lack of diversity, equity, and inclusion in science, technology, engineering, art, and math? Moderator Maggie Chieffo (president of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls) has a chat with some changemakers who are creating a new landscape for everyone: Dr. Jaye Gardiner (cancer biologist, JKX Comics), Dr. Davina Durgana (human rights statistician, professor), Dr. Wendy Bohon (earthquake geologist, IRIS), Erika Kurt (superbug expert, Small World Initiative), and Bea Gandica (CEO, Nuevo Foundation).
Room 5AB


2:45 pm - 3:45 pm: FOX's Krapopolis

Creator Dan Harmon (Rick and Morty), executive producer Jordan Young, supervising director Pete Michels, and voice actors Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows), Pam Murphy (Mapleworth Murders), and Duncan Trussell (The Midnight Gospel) discuss their new animated series Krapopolis, and offer a sneak peek of the series. From animation studio Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers) and created by Harmon for FOX, the series is set in mythical ancient Greece, centered on a flawed family of humans, gods, and monsters that tries to run one of the world's first cities without killing each other. This is the first animated series to be curated entirely on the blockchain.
Room 6BCF


3:00 pm - 3:45 pm: The Orville

From Emmy Award–winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane, The Orville is finally back for season 3 and on HULU. The full crew of the U.S.S. OrvillePenny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Jessica Szohr, J Lee, Anne Winters, Mark Jackson, and Chad L. Coleman—plus executive producers David A. Goodman and Brannon Braga and co-producer Tom Constantino talk on all things Orville and offer an exclusive first look at an upcoming episode from season 3.
Ballroom 20


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Publishers Weekly: Comics Survived a Pandemic, Now What?

Comics and manga not only survived the pandemic, they kicked its butt with record sales for comic books and graphic novels. But where do we go from here? It’s a whole new world of supply chain disruptions, streaming wars, distribution disruption, inflation, and consolidation. An all-star panel of comics movers and shakers talk about what they have learned and what they still need to do. With Nachie Marsham (IDW), Jen Haines (The Dragon, ComicsPRO), Kevin Hamric (VIZ Media), Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics), and Filip Sablik (Boom! Studios). Moderated by Heidi MacDonald (Publishers Weekly/Comics Beat).
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: 10 Things Aspiring Comic Creators Should Know

It ain't easy making comics! Comics industry veterans share the secrets behind creating, selling, and living life as comic book professionals. This live version of the YouTube show Geekview Tavern features host Dave Olbrich (Malibu Comics), Joyce Chin (Marvel/DC/Dynamite), Jamal Igle (Dudley Datson and the Forever Machine, The Wrong Earth), Tom Mason (Dinosaurs for Hire/Prototype), Chris Ulm (Rune/Ultraverse), Kevin Van Hook (Bloodshot/Valiant), and Larry Young (Astronauts in Trouble)!
Omni Grand Ballroom DE, 4th Floor, Omni Hotel


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Beyond The Dragon Prince: What's Next for Wonderstorm

Wonderstorm’s Aaron Ehasz (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Justin Richmond (Uncharted), and Villads Spangsberg (LEGO Monkie Kid) reveal what’s next for the Emmy Award-winning studio behind The Dragon Prince. In this collaborative panel featuring voice actor and writer/producer Zach Anner, learn about the team’s approach to creating original stories and games that matter, and find out how they partner with experts from different fields and communities to bring these new worlds to life and get an exclusive first look at Wonderstorm’s next IP in development.
Room 25ABC


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Dark & Stormy: Horror and Noir Comics

It’s the hand poking out from under the bed, the dark figure lurking in the woods, and that chill running down your spine. Keep the lights on for this discussion with Comic-Con Special Guests Lorena AlvarezJock, Steve Niles, and Scott Snyder, along with Michael Conrad (Wonder Woman), about what goes bump in the night. Moderated by Jazzlyn Stone (Joan Jett 40x40, The Demon).
Room 6DE


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Fleischer Cartoons: Celebrating the Art and Inventions of Max Fleischer

A look at the history and work of the most innovative and celebrated studios in the world of animation. Learn about their cartoons and inventions with Fleischer historian and author Ray Pointer. Max Fleischer’s granddaughter, Jane Fleischer, will be there to present brand-new HD restorations from Koko the Clown, Betty Boop, Popeye, Superman, and more!
Room 28DE


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Intellectual Freedom for Educators

Since the beginning of 2022, state legislators have proposed nearly 200 laws that would impact educators. These laws limit instruction related to LGBTQ+ topics, race, and more. What does this mean for teachers, especially those who use comics in their classrooms? CBLDF coalition director Betsy Gomez is joined by Jewyl Alderson (Innovation Division, San Diego County Office of Education) and other educators for a conversation about the intellectual freedom issues facing educators, their rights, and how they can defend comics and other classroom materials.
Helen Price Reading Room, San Diego Central Library


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: It's Dead, Jim! Archeology and Paleontology in Star Trek

What does a xenoanthropologist really do? How well did Picard know his way around a trowel? What's on that paleontology database on board Voyager? This panel features Dr. Ashley Poust (paleontologist at the San Diego Natural History Museum) and Jesse Shelmire (archaeologist and paleontologist at the San Diego Natural History Museum) as they deep dive into the reality, the fiction, and a Trek-tastic utopia of archeology and paleontology these last 56 years. Moderated by Giraffe of the Star Trek podcast Strange New Pod.
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing

Marvel’s most famous panel returns! C. B. Cebulski (editor-in-chief), Nick Lowe (VP & executive editor), and editors Darren Shan and Lauren Bisom lead a line-up of luminaries including Christopher Cantwell (Iron Man), Ram V (Venom, Carnage), and Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing (Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty). What lies ahead for Shang-Chi, Ms. Marvel, Ant-Man, Ghost Rider, and the rest of the Marvel Universe? And what is the mysterious looming danger of the DARK WEB that threatens the future of Spider-Man and the X-Men? This is the only place you can find out! Come for the incredible reveals and stay for a unique giveaway!
Room 6A


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Something Wicked This Way Comes: Frightening Fantasy

Monsters, ghosts, and sorceresses—oh my! Not even an apocalypse can ruin this party! Seanan McGuire (Seasonal Fears), James Rollins (The Starless Crown), and Heather Walter (Misrule) discuss writing at the intersection of fantasy, horror, and suspense. This panel is for anyone who enjoys their fantasy on the dark side and who generally prefers to be chillin' with villains. Moderated by Michelle Bucud (social media coordinator, Mysterious Galaxy).
Room 23ABC


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Storytelling for Change: Empowering Diversity, Equality, and Peace

Andres Useche (award-winning writer/director and composer), Maytha Alhassen (Hulu's Ramy), Daniela Munoz-Useche (cinematographer), and Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy) dig into how everyone can use filmmaking, comics, and transmedia to give voice to underrepresented folks, to honor real-life heroes, and to help seek greater justice, empathy, and equality. This presentation includes short screenings, an international premiere, and a guided tour of Useche's local and international collaborations with activists, artists, and world leaders.
Room 4


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: The Mighty Crusaders

In 1940 MLJ Comics, the company later re-branded as Archie Comics, published Pep Comics #1 and created the First Patriotic superhero, The Shield. They would go on to create a pantheon of superheroes including fan favorites like the Black Hood, Comet, Hangman, Jaguar, and many more, collectively known as the Mighty Crusaders. These heroes' stories have been reprinted in England, France, Germany, and Brazil. They have crossed over to radio, film, and the pulps. Presented here is the 80-year history of the greatest superheroes of the Archie Universe by moderator Rik Offenberger (MLJ Companion) with panelists Vito Delsante (writer, The Fox), and Mark Waid (writer, Impact Comics).
Room 9


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Unlikely Hero, Unrecognized Powers: Reginald the Vampire

Featuring an exclusive first look at the new SYFY series coming this October as well as a thirst-quenching discussion with stars Jacob Batalon, Mandela Van Peebles, Em Haine, and Savannah Basley, showrunner Harley Petyon, and executive producers Jeremiah Chechik and Lindsay Macadam. Moderated by Fat Vampire author Johnny B. Truant, which the series is based on.
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: X-Men Fandom Panel

Marvel’s mutants have been present for nearly 60 years and have amassed an incredible community of fans across comics, movies, television, toys, and more. The creators of X-Reads Podcast host a panel of professionals and fans of the X-Men: actress Lenore Zann (Rogue, X-Men: The Animated Series), artist Ken Lashley (X-Men Prime, X-Men Gold), toy influencer Shartimus Prime (Russ Akin), professional costume artist roleplayer/cosplayer Alicia Marie, and fan artist Art of Lucas. Audience members will receive a collectable art print by X-Men: The Animated Series artistic director, Larry Houston. Moderated by Chandler Poling and Chris Riley (X-Reads: An X-Men Experience).
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Young Adult to New Adult: Growing Up Graphic

From transitional ages to transitional media, how do authors tell stories for changing readers in a changing world? Paul Cornell (Doctor Who, Three Little Wishes) ,James Wright (Lupina), Simon Curtis (Witches of Silverlake), Kami Garcia (The Legion series, Teen Titans, Raven), Sina Grace (Iceman, Sensational Wonder Woman), and Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes, Hollow) discuss crafting stories for young readers, older readers, and everyone in between.
Room 29AB


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Storytelling Secrets

You have the magic touch! Inspiration strikes! You sit down and write out your epic tale. You send it to an agent, who is excited to find someone with such amazing talent. You have been discovered! Your breakout novel is selling fast! This is a delusional fantasy. Developing a successful writing career is not like winning the lottery. Ray Bradbury said, "I was not born with talent. I was born with passion." Writing is a skill that can be learned. We are now entering a golden age of storytelling because of the discoveries of new writing techniques that allow you to write great stories, write consistently well, and write faster than ever before. This writing workshop will reveal some of the advanced techniques used in epic stories such as Game of Thrones. Presented by Mark O’Bannon (Imperium, Aia the Barbarian).
Room 11


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Scott Shaw!’s Oddball Comics: The Superhero Edition

The cartoonist Scott Shaw! (Sonic the Hedgehog, Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!, The Flintstones) will focus on Oddball Superheroes, including Fatman the Human Flying Saucer, B'wana Beast, Neutro, the Far Out Green Super Cool, Holoman, Polymer Polly, Fruitman, Super Goof, Powermower Man, Jigsaw, Tiger Girl, the Bouncer, and many more. You'll find yourself thinking, “Holy poor judgment, how the !?!#%&!?! did these ever comics get published?”
Room 7AB


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Climate in Crisis: Comics to Seed Hope

As world leaders attempt to scramble to face the coming decades, creators have as well, by telling stories focusing on the climate crisis to serve as both metaphor and call to action. Creators Corinna Bechko (Avatar: Adapt or Die), Cecil Castellucci (Shifting Earth), JR Hughto (That Distant Fire), and Matthew Groom (The Mystery of Ultraseven) are tackling seeding hope and visions for good futures in their stories while sounding the alarm about the high stakes of inaction when considering the state of our home, Planet Earth.
Room 26AB


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Comics and Geek Items for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Blind and visually impaired people love comics, gaming, TV, movies, and all the sorts of science fiction/fantasy/horror artforms just as much as their sighted counterparts. How do they enjoy such things with little or no eyesight? Totally blind martial artist, competitive surfer, and unashamed geek Joshua Loya join actor/audiobook narrator/writer Scott Brick and audiobook narrator/voice artist Chuck Constant to share the options available for nonvisual entertainment.
Room 2


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Concept Artists of Television and Film #1

Concept artists Greg Hopwood (The Boys, Echo, Ironheart), Imogen Chayes (She-Hulk, Madame Web, Masters of the Universe), James Casey Holland (The Harder They Fall, Don’t Breathe 2, Girl in the Spider’s Web) Luca Nemolato (Shape of Water, Avatar the Last Airbender, Jungle Cruise), Maggie S. Chan (Star Trek: Picard, American Horror Stories, Legendary), and Raphael Phillips (Creed III, Moon Knight, Masters of the Universe) discuss the process behind creating concept art for some of the most exciting productions in television and film.
Room 10


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Lowbrow, Tiki, and Popular Art: Passion to Profession

Inspired artists Jeff Granito, Robert Maya, Cesar “Outl1n Island” Anzora, Laura “Rarabird” Harper, and author Fritz “Lowbrow Literati” Costa share their creative experiences from beginner to professional, learning and earning in the professional art world. Moderated by art fan James Wasser.
Room 5AB


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: The Bold Voice of Contemporary Horror: A24, IFC, Blumhouse, and More

Love Malignant? Lamb? The Night House? Psycho Goreman? Midsommer? Mandy? Get Out? The Witch? The Invitation? The Babadook? You’re Next? Returning for its sixth year, some of the most knowledgeable and influential voices in horror today discuss the state of indie and studio horror films, as well as the rise of horror in television and streaming services, and give a sneak peek at the best to come this year. Find out which upcoming horror flicks should be on your must-see list and discuss current trends in and adjacent to the horror genre. Featuring exclusive footage from stand-out festival titles courtesy of A24, Shudder, and IFC Midnight including Sundance hit Resurrection starring Rebecca Hall and Tim Roth, and Overlook favorite Who Invited Them, introduced by director Duncan Birmingham, plus giveaways courtesy of Blumhouse. panelists include screenwriter Akela Cooper (Malignant), director Chloe Okuno (Watcher), director/producer Sam Wineman (The Quiet Room, co-host Aughsterion) XYZ Films senior VP of sales and acquisitions Pip Ngo, Blumhouse TV VP of development and programming Robin Jones, and director Halina Reijn (SXSW favorite Bodies Bodies Bodies). Moderated by horror expert and producer Jordan Crucchiola (host, Feeling Seen, Aughtsterion podcasts). Recommended for mature audiences.
Room 24ABC


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: World Building: Stranger Things, D&D, and Paranormal

Christian Ganiere (Stranger Things actor as Ten), Tristan Spohn (Stranger Things actor as Two), Rebekah Ganiere (Fairelle series, Dead Awakenings; USA Today bestselling author), James Ganiere (Emmy-nominated director/producer, Immortal Monsters franchise), and Angel Payne (Blood of Zeus series, Bolt series USA Today bestselling author) discuss the universe of Stranger Things, D&D, the ’80s, world building, magic systems, and more.
Room 29CD


3:45 pm - 4:45 pm: Entertainment Weekly: Bold School

In EW’s Bold School series, power players in the entertainment industry share anecdotes about life lessons, how they found their voice, and how to pay it forward. Enjoy a lively discussion among with Emily Hampshire (The Rig), Katja Herbers (Evil), Dulcé Sloan (The Great North), and Shantel VanSanten (For All Mankind), fierce, fearless female and/or nonbinary forces in entertainment, opening up about the power and privilege of taking on roles that redefine the rules and refuse to yield.
Hall H



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