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Thursday Hidden Gems (2022)
« on: July 01, 2022, 05:27:12 PM »
Use this thread to discuss any hidden gems you find in the Thursday schedule.

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Re: Thursday Hidden Gems (2022)
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2022, 01:47:23 PM »
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Alien: Expanding a Dark and Frightening Universe

This panel explores the Alien franchise as seen through the development of new fiction, comics, games, and more. Speakers include Steve Saffel (Alien fiction editor, Titan Books), Violet Castro (author, Aliens Vasquez), Clara Carija (author, Alien: Inferno's Fall), and Andrew Gaska (writer, Alien: The Roleplaying Game).
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Re: Thursday Hidden Gems (2022)
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2022, 02:22:55 PM »
for the serious comic collector

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Comic Collecting A to Z

Jeff Shinn (San Diego-based comic book shop owner, Into the Void Comics; professional comic book presser), Harry Lee (San Diego based comic book dealer, major West Coast convention dealer, online seller), John Cunningham (San Diego–based high-level comic collector, investor), Richard Guevara (San Diego–based high-level collector, speculation market expert, comic seller, investor) and Nathalie Chavez (ShortBoxed team member, content creator, host of Chat with Nat Instagram live show, high-level collector) discuss all aspects of comic book collecting in the current market. The discussion will focus on respect and appreciation for comics and providing perspective, opinions, and advice for everyone from beginners to experienced collectors. Topics will include the state of the hobby, appreciation for the medium, buying and selling strategies (shops, conventions, online/apps), market research, condition evaluation, pressing/cleaning, grading, investing, speculation, social media, and how to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of collecting. Moderated by Jeff Shinn (San Diego-based comic shop owner, professional comic book presser).
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for the serious Godzilla collector

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Up from The Depths: Toho Godzilla: Past, Present, and Future of Collectibles

Chris Mowry (creative manager for Toho International and host of the Godzilla CHOMP web series) is joined by Brian Flynn (founder of Super7), Hector Arce (Mondo), Jody Dankberg (Stern Pinball), famed artists SHAG and Attack Peter, and Jazmine Joyner (IDW Publishing) discuss the collectibles side of Godzilla and why the classic films continue to inspire products in new and creative ways. Get a glimpse into new products and what's in store for Godzilla's upcoming 70th anniversary.
Room 29CD

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for the nasa fans

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Artemis: Dawn of a New Space Age

Holly Ridings (NASA flight director) will discuss NASA’s return to the Moon with the launch debut of the Artemis program’s Space Launch System rocket later this summer. She will be joined by a NASA astronaut who will discuss future Artemis missions to the Moon and Derek Wang (NASA’s space technology mission directorate) who will discuss some exciting new partnerships. The panel and a Q&A will be moderated by Maureen O’Brien (NASA Headquarters Office of Communications).
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

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Shatner & Smith...

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Shatner on Shatner

Acclaimed actor, writer, spoken-word artist, and astronaut(!) William Shatner joins moderator Kevin Smith as they discuss Bill’s career and announce a new project with Legion M by acclaimed pop culture documentarian Alexandre O. Philippe (The People vs George Lucas, 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene, Memory: The Origins of Alien) that takes an up-close, intimate exploration of Shatner's personal journey over his nine decades on Earth. Kevin and Bill will be joined by Philippe, Legion M executives Jeff Annison and David Baxter, and producer Kerry Deignan Roy of Exhibit A Pictures (The People vs George Lucas, 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene). Mr. Shatner will delve into some of his amazing experiences during his illustrious career and field in what promises to be an unforgettable Q&A with the audience.
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Re: Thursday Hidden Gems (2022)
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2022, 05:41:52 PM »
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Spotlight on Maggie Thompson: Pop Cuture Parenting: Build Your Own Nerds

Former Comics Buyer’s Guide editor (and 2020 Eisner Awards Hall of Fame inductee) Maggie Thompson grew up in a family devoted to pop culture before the term was created. With her husband, Don, she co-created two kids: Valerie Thompson (mother of Devon Jaruk) and Pop Culture Happy Hour co-host Stephen Thompson (father of Grace Thompson). The five discuss the challenges and delights of nerd building.

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Re: Thursday Hidden Gems (2022)
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2022, 08:45:14 AM »
I know some forum members will be interested in this topic! I have seen it discussed:
Bad Medicine in TV and Film
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Johnny Kolasinski and Dr. Jackson Vane the creators of Hi Everybody! A Bad Medicine Podcast  and a panel of physicians including Dr. Ewa Farrelly Dr. Courtney Nicholas and Dr. Greg Winter will discuss some of the most glaring mistakes-and unexpected successes-in Hollywood's depictions of medicine injuries and how the body works.

This one looks super interesting:
The Universal Cinematic Influence of Jack Kirby
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Room 4
From Star Wars to the MCU Jack Kirby is everywhere. His inspiration is seen in blockbuster movies television and comics here in the States and globally. Tracy Kirby (Kirby's granddaughter) Rand Hoppe (Jack Kirby Museum) and Mike Cecchini ( Den of Geek! and Kirby Museum) are joined by screenwriter Ashley Miller ( Thor X-Men: First Class) to celebrate Kirby's influence in Hollywood and beyond throughout the decades. They'll share a prerecorded message about Jack Kirby from Star Wars legend Mark Hamill and other surprises.

This one is on my radar - will definitely try to attend! Still my very favorite intro song (I still use it as a ringtone!) Ignoring the 30 years (especially since I wasn't a kid when it aired... 👵)

30th Anniversary of X-Men: The Animated Series
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
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Larry Houston (producer\/director X-Men TAS and Captain Planet) Dan Veesenmeyer (packaging artist for Hasbro Marvel Legends X-Men and Lego Ninjago) and Steven Melching (writer of The X-Men and Star Wars Rebels) celebrate the 30th anniversary and discuss the behind-the-scenes production of the '90s X-Men series. Joining them is Larry Houston director of the series.
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Re: Thursday Hidden Gems (2022)
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2022, 04:16:41 PM »
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  A History of the Marvel Universe in 5 Objects, Omni Hotel Ballroom 4th Floor

From schedule: "Boiling down 27,000-plus superhero comic books to a hyper-concentrated slideshow lecture, Eisner-winning comics journalist Douglas Wolk ( All of the Marvels) will tell the story of five remarkable objects that have turned up repeatedly within the half-million-page Marvel epic, and how they act as keys to the way that story has reflected our own world over the past 60 years."

Douglas Wolk is a fantastic author and I really enjoyed his latest book ALL OF THE MARVELS, where yes, he did read 27,000 Marvel issues. He also wrote READING COMICS which came out in 2007, and I remember reading it while I was at SDCC in 2007! He also reviews graphic novels and nonfiction for the NY Times. Really knows his stuff. I'm curious to see what five objects he selects!


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Re: Thursday Hidden Gems (2022)
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2022, 04:20:33 PM »
Jaws: The Trial
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

From schedule: "The Town of Amity is being sued by the families of shark attack victims! Was it right for Mayor Vaughn to keep the beaches open after the death of Chrissie Watkins? Was the medical examiner right to change Watkins’s cause of death to a boating accident? Attorneys Michael Dennis, Mark Zaid, Danna Nicholas, and Kathy Steinman argue before Judge Carol Najera. Featuring Valerie Tosi as Mrs. Kitner and Jeff May as Mayor Vaughn. Organized by The Legal Geeks."

I can't be the only person who thinks about legal fallouts from what happens in movies and TV, right? Plus, Jaws! Anyone want to join me in a bigger boat for this?


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Re: Thursday Hidden Gems (2022)
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2022, 09:34:33 PM »
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Salvage Marines: Series Premiere
Thursday, July 21⋅5:00 – 6:00pm
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Star and executive producer Casper Van Dien ( Starship Troopers) along with cast and crew premiere the trailer to the new sci-fi series premiering on Popcornflix and Crackle in August. The cast will offer teases and insights about the series, as well as answer audience questions. Moderated by Chris Woolsey (senior director of communications, Crackle Plus).

We are hoping to feature an article on this series for the blog
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Re: Thursday Hidden Gems (2022)
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2022, 01:48:25 PM »
and another one

Up from The Depths: Toho's Godzilla: Past, Present, and Future of Collectibles
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Thursday, July 21, 2022
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Chris Mowry (creative manager for Toho International and host of the Godzilla CHOMP web series) is joined by Brian Flynn (founder of Super7), Hector Arce (Mondo), Jody Dankberg (Stern Pinball), famed artists SHAG and Attack Peter, and Jazmine Joyner (IDW Publishing) discuss the collectibles side of Godzilla and why the classic films continue to inspire products in new and creative ways. Get a glimpse into new products and what's in store for Godzilla's upcoming 70th anniversary.
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