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Thursday, July 21, 2022, 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
« on: July 01, 2022, 05:31:08 PM »
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Panels - Thursday, July 21, 1:00pm - 3:45pm


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Building Your Own Themyscira

Finding and building community is an incredibly valuable skill, both personally and professionally. Jordan Dené Ellis (Jordandené, Sartorial Geek) hosts a round table discussion with Liana Kangas (comics creator), Matt Cox ( Puffs), Emilee Shield (cosplay), Jazzlyn Stone (comics marketing), Robyn Warren (Geek Girl Strong), and Rose Del Vecchio (FanMail), who have found their niches in fandom and have worked to build successful communities in those spaces. They’ll explore the worlds of networking and collaboration (for both introverts and extroverts!) while sharing tips on how to foster professional relationships and promote community over competition.
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Celebrate 25 Years of Manga with TOKYOPOP!

TOKYOPOP has been bringing manga to North America for 25 years, with titles for kids, teens, and adults and ongoing initiatives to highlight LGBTQ+ stories and titles by women and BIPOC creators. Come help them celebrate their silver anniversary! 
Room 28DE


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Comics Catalog Curation for Adults

Led by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press), Matthew Noe (librarian, Harvard Medical School), Moni Barrette (director of Collection Development & Publisher Relations, Library Pass), Jordan Hart (writer, Ripple Effects), and Jameson Rohrer (judge, 2022 Eisner Awards) discuss what they consider when curating a comics catalog for adult readers. Topics will include avenues for finding both mainstream and independent titles, how to curate an inclusive catalog in terms of creators, characters, and stories, how to navigate challenging themes and content, and more.
Helen Price Reading Room, San Diego Central Library


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Cosplaying Film and TV Characters: Behind The Scenes with Industry Designers

Love cosplaying your favorite characters from film and television shows like Moon Knight, Watchmen, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and more? Industry creatives discuss how they make their visions and your favorite characters come to life through costume, makeup, and hair design. Learn how they transform actors with their craft, tips, and tricks, and how they create magic on Hollywood sets in this special behind-the-scenes conversation! Featuring costume designers Meghan Kasperlik ( Moon Knight, Watchmen) and Bernadette Croft ( Star Trek: Strange New Worlds), hair department head Barry Lee Moe ( Pam & Tommy, Pose), makeup designer and head of makeup Carleigh Herbert ( Minx, Teen Wolf: The Movie + Series). Moderated by actor and content creator Chris Villain and cosplayer Chad Hatter (Cosplay Universe). Part 3 of the Impact24 PR Superblock Panel Series and in partnership with the documentary Cosplay Universe.
Room 7AB


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Decency Exposed: Law, Comics, and the New Culture Wars

When the infamous Comics Code was adopted back in the 1950s, it was presented not as censorship but as a model of social responsibility for all communications media. The Code itself is now long dead, but the impulse to regulate in the name of doing good is taking new forms across the arts today, from social media and virtual worlds to what we write, draw, buy, and wear. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund interim director Jeff Trexler, communications director Jordan Smith, comics futurist Rob Salkowitz, and Fashion Law Institute founder professor Susan Scafidi discuss the tension between freedom of expression and standards of decency in today’s multi-platform world.
Room 11


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Filipinx Voices in Pop Culture

Filipinx/Filipinx-American influences can be found in every facet of pop culture. But have there been times when this culture has been pushed away from representation? Does the general population know how many Filipinx people are behind their favorite media? Alix Catherine (content creator, The Welcome Party) is joined by Earl Baylon (voice actor, Tomb Raider series), Mitch Narito (actor, The Good Place), Andrea A. Walter (film director and cinematographer), Law Sharma (senior content producer, Cinemablend), and JPG (pop-culture consultant, InterMyth) for a fun and educational all-Filipinx panel.
Omni Grand Ballroom DE, 4th Floor, Omni Hotel


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Ghosts

TV's #1 new series and fan-favorite phenomenon Ghosts follows Samantha and Jay, a couple who learn that their new dream house is inhabited by ghosts that only Samantha can see and hear. Series stars Rose McIver, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Brandon Scott Jones, Richie Moriarty, Danielle Pinnock, Asher Grodman, Román Zaragoza, Sheila Carrasco, Rebecca Wisocky, and Devan Chandler Long join executive producers Joe Port and Joe Wiseman for a "spirited" panel conversation and a look at never-before-seen footage.
Ballroom 20


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: HasbroTransformers Product Reveal 

The Transformers product team, Ben (Hasbro marketing) and Evan (Hasbro design), take attendees through some all-new Transformers: Legacy toy reveals. They will also discuss all things Transformers and pop culture and answer whatever questions fans have for the team. So, get ready for a panel that’s . . . More Than Meets the Eye.
Room 29AB


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: My Comic, Myself: Creating Comics to Learn Who We Are

The stories we create are shaped by us as much as we—the artists—are shaped by them; and the power we unleash in our comics reaches far beyond the pages where it lives. Young people will share how they use graphic storytelling to craft their personal stories through the comic arts program led by A Reason to Survive (ARTS) and Little Fish Comic Studio.
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Nickelodeon’s Rugrats: The Babies are Back!

Hold onto your diapies, throw “Cynthia’s Workout” on the stereo, and HALT! for Reptar—your favorite babies are back and better than ever! Voice talent from the Paramount+ Original Series  Rugrats EG Daily (Tommy), Cheryl Chase (Angelica), and Charlet Chung (Kimi), along with executive producer Eryk Casemiro bust out of the playpen to give fans an exclusive look at behind-the-scenes art and sneak peeks of content, perform a live table-read, and provide answers to popular questions. A baby’s gotta do what a baby’s gotta do! Moderated by Jim Viscardi (executive editor,You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login ).
Room 6BCF


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: On the Mic Podcast LIVE from SDCC

Hosted by Tim Drake, award-winning filmmaker, writer, author, and Second City alumnus ( Funny or Die, Robot Butt). Tim's jokes/tweets have been featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and Larry King Now. Tim will be joined by Lucas Film winner, writer, and director Alex Watson ( Star Wars: Journey of a Fan Film, Bundy Manor), as well as actor Shane Hartline (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Station 19, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!), talking film, TV, and comedy. There will also be a preview trailer of Tim and Alex's upcoming film, Bundy Manor.
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Rick and Morty Comics

Alex Firer (author, Rick and Morty: Rick's New Hat, Rick and Morty Presents: Birdperson), Annie Griggs (author, Rick and Morty Presents: Big, Dumb, Summer Vacation), Troy Little (artist, Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons II: Painscape), and Amy Chu and Alexander Chang (authors, Rick and Morty Presents: HeRICKtics of Rick), celebrate an upcoming comics landmark moment. They chat about chaos, Pickle Rick, fan-favorite moments, and more.
Room 25ABC


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Shattered Glass: Navigating Pop Culture from the Outside In

The world of pop culture is evolving quicker than ever, and so is the landscape of those making it. But whether it's social media or the office, there are still those who push back loudly and often against any shift in the status quo. Pop culture professionals Hannah Rose May, Bryan Edward Hill, and Hector Navarro with moderator Heather Antos discuss tips and tricks on how to navigate and thrive in this ever-changing landscape.
Room 9


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Spotlight on Jock

Comic editor Will Dennis ( Y: The Last Man, Nocterra, 100 Bullets) sits down with three-time New York Times bestselling British artist Jock, who is best known for his comics work with writer Andy Diggle on DC/Vertigo's The Losers, the award-winning Batman: The Black Mirror, and Wytches with writer Scott Snyder. Jock has also produced key art and concept design for films including Dredd, Annihilation, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and the Oscar-winning Ex Machina.
Room 23ABC


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Turning Lore into Something More: Reimagined Myth in Fantasy Fiction

Storytelling has long played a central role in the formation of cultural identity. Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Virtue and Vengence), Wesley Chu (The Art of Prophecy), and Rebecca Roanhorse (Fevered Star) discuss the role lore plays in their work and why returning to and reinventing traditional figures, themes, and narratives is important for both commemorating the past and creating the future. Moderated by Beth Accomando (KPBS arts reporter and Cinema Junkie Podcast host).
Room 32AB


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Z2 Comics: Major Lazer: Year Negative One

Major Lazer has been making the world smaller by making the party bigger since 2008, merging the worlds of dancehall, reggaeton, afrobeat, and beyond through the eclectic collaboration of Diplo, Walshy Fire, and Ape Drums. At the center of this collective stands the eponymous figure—a man defined by his lethal bionic arm and equally lethal beats. Discover Jamaica's greatest hero in Major Lazer: Year Negative One, a new graphic novel written and drawn by Major Lazer art director Ferry Gouw. Major Lazer's own Diplo, Walshy Fire, Ape Drums, and Gouw offer an exclusive preview into a world of vampires, zombies, and brawling club owners with this essential panel on the making of a modern cross-media action icon.
Room 5AB


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Comics Arts Conference Session #3: Comics and Other Arts

Elke Defever (Indiana University Bloomington) compares Moebius's critique of France’s climate surrounding Algerian immigration in Cauchemar Blanc with Mathieu Kassovitz’s cinematic adaptation. Laura Nuti (Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès) illustrates how American comics influenced the art of Federico Fellini as a director and cartoonist, both narratively and iconographically. Michael Connerty (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design, and Technology) recovers and reassesses the substantial comic strip work of turn-of-the-century Irish painter Jack B. Yeats. Aaron Humphrey (University of Adelaide) examines what may be the earliest known autobiographical graphic novel, created during World War I by C. Friedrich, an internee in a German-Australian detention centre.
Room 26AB


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Abbott Elementary Class in Session

Star and executive producer Quinta Brunson and stars Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Chris Perfetti, Lisa Ann Walter, William Stanford Davis, and Sheryl Lee Ralph join executive producers Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker for a LIVE virtual panel to discuss the freshman series breakout hit ahead of its season 2 return on ABC this fall. Moderated by Marcus Jones (awards editor, TV & Film at IndieWire).
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Animated Lives: John Musker and Ron Clements

Animation legends Ron Clements and John Musker have directed films like  The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Treasure Planet, The Princess and the Frog, and  Moana, and have seen major changes in animated films over the years. They will talk about how they got started, how they met and became co-directors, and highlights from their amazing careers. They will explore their unique perspectives directing both classically hand-drawn films and 3D animated ones and talk about how they developed stories, worked with voice actors, and brought to life some of the greatest films of all time.
Room 10


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Art from The Holocaust: Art as a Lifeline

David Beck Brown (artist/creator, The Unknown Artist-History Erased), Sandra Scheller (USC Shoah Foundation interviewer), Stephen D. Smith (CEO, StoryFiles), and Heidi S. Straus (USC Shoah Foundation interviewer, Holocaust educator) examine and discuss drawings, illustrations, and graphics made by Holocaust prisoners in the face of potentially mortal consequences. They will discuss such prisoner artists as Horst Rosenthal, Dina Babbitt, and Otto Ungar and offer a special tribute to Neal Adams, creator of the Artist from Auschwitz graphic.
Room 4


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Mental Health and Pop Culture

Dr. Janina Scarlet (author, Dark Agents, Harry Potter Therapy), ChaseMasterson ( Star Trek, co-founder of the Pop Culture Hero Coalition), Chris Morrow (pop culture journalist, award-winning filmmaker), Billy San Juan, Psy.D. (therapist, Psych Geeks author, freelance Magic: The Gathering writer), Dustin McGinnis (musician, co-host of Super-Hero Therapy Podcast), and Attiba Royster (co-founder of Horrorgasm SD, co-host of Teebs & Kid Phoenix Vs. podcast) discuss how we consume pop culture and how it affects our mental health, especially during the era of COVID-19 and the subsequent quarantine period. Moderated by Vince Alvendia (comic artist, illustrator).
Room 29CD


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Roddenberry Panel

Roddenberry Entertainment, leaders in science fiction and modern-day fandom, are hailing you! Be the first to hear the updates on all their projects and universes, including Star Trek, podcasts, modern reincarnations of legacy projects, and more. Moderator Clare Kramer ( Buffy, Bring It On) will beam you up to the most exciting panel this side of the Delta Quadrant. With executive producers Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth ( Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Discovery, Picard, Lower Decks, Prodigy), and more to be announced.
Room 24ABC


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Teen Wolf the Movie

Series creator and showrunner Jeff Davis and Teen Wolf the Movie cast members preview the upcoming Paramount+ film while taking a look back at the iconic series that started it all.
Hall H


1:30 pm - 3:00 pm: 3D Modeling and Illustration with John Van Fleet

3D objects/creations, are valuable tools for artists of all kinds. Learn tips and methods to create images using 3D models as tools within your process.
Room 2


1:45 pm - 2:45 pm: Crunchyroll Industry Panel

Hear about all the latest and greatest anime coming out of Crunchyroll straight from Crunchyroll's own Tim Lyu and Lauren Moore.
Room 6A


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).
Room 28DE


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Audio Storytelling: Creating for the imagination

A panel of award-winning audio fiction professionals/podcasters discuss and answer questions regarding their experiences in writing, audio storytelling, and bringing the page to life. Featuring Shane Salk ( We’re Alive and Carcerem creator), William Holmes ( Carcerem creator), Jenny Curtis ( Solar director/producer), and Chris Porter ( Solar writer/creator).
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Comics and the Work/Life Balance

The struggle is real! How does one follow their passion for comics with all of the demands of everyday life? Comic-Con Special Guests Amy Chu, Shaenon Garrity, Barbara Kesel, and Lilah Sturges discuss their comics careers and how they were able to make it all work (and the times they didn’t). Moderated by Anissa Dorsey.
Room 32AB


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Doctor Who Comics Panel

Take a trip aboard the TARDIS with Titan Comics! Creators Dan Slott (Spider-Man, Fantastic Four) and Jody Houser (Stranger Things, Critical Role) discuss with Brigid Alverson (Publishers Weekly) and Johanna Draper Carlson (Comics Worth Reading) the past, present, and future of the Doctor Who comics franchise with revelations and behind-the-scenes secrets of their Time Lord adventures, featuring Doctor Who Special 2022 starring the Tenth Doctor, and Doctor Who Origins, starring the Fugitive Doctor.
Room 5AB


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: eigoMANGA’s How to Draw Manga

eigoMANGA illustrators hold a tutorial workshop to teach the fundamentals of manga illustration and storytelling. They will also be on hand to critique portfolios from up-and-coming artists.
Room 11


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Fictional Games IRL

Learn about the complexities of taking a made-up activity and playing it in real life, complete with custom uniforms, equipment, tournaments, and more. Moderator Robyn Warren (Geek Girl Strong) will guide you through the wide world of fictional games and sports with panelists Arianna Yunker (U.S. Quidditch), Anna Meriano (YA author and quidditch player), Tyler Inguanzo and Ronny Mcghee (Belegarth Medieval Combat Society), Judd King (Starlux Games), and Kelsey Chang, Ryan Gummerman, and William Holmes (Saber Guild).
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Forging New Pathways for Comics in Academia

More than ever before, comic books are making their way into classrooms at all educational levels, providing opportunities for readers and educators alike to analyze, learn from, and inspire through sequential art. Led by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press), this panel–including Dr. Theresa Rojas (founding director, The Latinx Comic Arts Festival), Amber Padilla (artist, The Secret Garden on 81st Street), and Katlin Marisol Sweeney-Romero (Ph.D. candidate in English, The Ohio State University)–will discuss the various applications of print and digital comics from an academic perspective and the new pathways that are being forged across mediums in the 21st century.
Helen Price Reading Room, San Diego Central Library


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Let Native American, Black, and Artists of Color Tell Their Stories

Black, brown, and Native Americans are some of the underrepresented professionals in comics. Here are some of the best storytellers who are breaking barriers and owning their voices. Moderator Henry Barajas hosts the discussion featuring Jon Proudstar ( Tribal Force, Reservation Dogs), Alina Pete (Weregeek), Al Madrigal (Primos), Morgan Hampton (DC Milestone Initiative), and others.
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Charge to 100 and Beyond!

A Morphinominal celebration of 100 issues over five years of ongoing MMPR comic books from BOOM! Studios. Ryan Parrott ( Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Mat Groom ( Mighty Morphin), and Melissa Flores ( Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) join series editors Dafna Pleban and Allyson Gronowitz for a discussion on the history of the series and a look at what’s next.
Room 25ABC


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Re-envisioning Hollywood

Eriq La Salle (actor and director, author of the Martyr Maker thriller series) joins celebrity photographer and author Carell Augustus ( Black Hollywood) to discuss representation in Hollywood and on bookshelves today.
Room 7AB


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Scott Snyder's Dark Spaces and More IDW Original Series

Desperate people, desperate situations. When the walls are closing in, where knuckles are white and teeth are bared . . . that's where you'll find  Dark Spaces, the new anthology series by fan-favorite writer Scott Snyder. Learn about the next evolution of original comic books and graphic novels projects as Snyder, artist Hayden Sherman, editorial director Mark Doyle, senior editor Maggie Howell, and others discuss the new and unique projects  Dark Spaces: WildfireTrve Kvlt, and  Crashing from IDW.
Room 6DE


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Stan Lee at 100

Four years after his 2018 death, Stan Lee is as popular—and as controversial—as ever. John Semper ( Spider-Man: The Animated Series) ,Larry Houston ( X-Men: The Animated Series), Eric Lewald ( X-Men: The Animated Series), Denis Kitchen ( Comix Book), Maggie Thompson ( Comics Buyer’s Guide), Michael Kelly (longtime executive assistant to Stan Lee), Danny Fingeroth ( A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee), and others discuss the incredible life and career of the co-creator of Marvel’s greatest superheroes.
Room 29AB


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: The Age of Miracleman

Miracleman is a series that stands alone in the world of comics: an integral part of the lexicon from inception, untouched in terms of its impact, techniques, and mythos. But why? How did a British Captain Marvel knock-off make such an impression? Why does Miracleman inspire artists and writers to aim for the gods of their creativity? And is it as good as its devoted fans say? Leonard Sultana (An Englishman in San Diego) says it's time for a timely retrospective and a hearty hallelujah for MARVE . . . sorry, Miracleman!
Omni Grand Ballroom DE, 4th Floor, Omni Hotel


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: The Early SDCC El Cortez Hotel Years

As we mark the 50th Anniversary of the first con to be held at the San Diego El Cortez Hotel, come and hear interesting, humorous, and amazing stories from the people who were there during those magical early years. Panelists: Mike Towry (SDCC founder), Jackie Estrada (Eisner Awards administrator, has attended every SDCC), Scott Smith (SDCC's media department creator & former board member), Clayton Moore (artist and former SDCC committee member), Milt Gray (animator and guest at the 1972 SDCC). Paul Sammon (author and director), and Greg Koudoulian (long-time SDCC attendee and friend of George Clayton Johnson).
Room 23ABC


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: The Future of Collectibles

Multi-award-winning writer and comic artist Jimmy Palmiotti ( Pop Kill, Harley Quinn) joins Mondo co-founder and senior creative director Mitch Putnam, and comic book art agent and distributor Jason Schachter for a thoughtful look into the evolution of collectibles and what the space will look like in the future. Each panelist has a rich history as personal collectors and industry veterans within the collectibles space and will explore the relationship between collectors and their collection, physical copies, and the pandemic’s monumental impact on collecting. Moderated by Masterfile Co CEO Shaan Bhagat.
Room 9


2:15 pm - 3:15 pm: Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur 

The cast and creative team of Disney Channel's highly anticipated animated series Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, based on Marvel's hit comic books, hold a conversation about this innovative action-comedy series centered on African American teen girl superhero Lunella Lafayette. Panelists include Diamond White ( The Bold and the Beautiful), Libe Barer ( Sneaky Pete), and Fred Tatasciore ( Marvel's Hit-Monkey), executive producer Steve Loter ( Kim Possible), supervising producer Rodney Clouden ( Futurama), and producer Pilar Flynn ( Elena of Avalor). Moderated by Janine Rubenstein (editor-at-large, People magazine and host of People Every Day).
Room 6BCF


2:15 pm - 3:15 pm: National Treasure: Edge of History

The cast and executive producers share an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Disney+ Original series National Treasure: Edge of History, which is an expansion of the hit film franchise. Series regulars Lisette Olivera, Jake Austin Walker, Antonio Cipriano, Jordan Rodrigues, Zuri Reed, and Lyndon Smith and executive producers Cormac and Marianne Wibberley gather to discuss this upcoming action-adventure series.
Ballroom 20


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Comics Arts Conference Session #4: A Bankruptcy Crisis on Infinite Earths: Real-World Reboot/Reset Comparisons

A “crisis” comic event, such as Crisis on Infinite Earths, either resets an overly burdened narrative continuity or wipes it from existence, thereby allowing the use of the characters for a different narrative, or corporate, space. Likewise, comic book publishers suffer their own crises in which they are also liquidated and their characters acquired or in which they are allowed to reset/reboot. Attorneys James Thompson,Daniel Barer (Pollak, Vida, and Barer), and Marc Greenberg (Golden Gate University of Law) examine the impact such bankruptcy filings have had on both the industry and the narrative universes produced by that industry and how readers process the crisis events.
Room 26AB


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Drawn from Real Life: When Fact Inspires Graphic Fiction

While their books vary thematically, Ezra Claytan Daniels ( BTTM FDRS), Miranda Tacchia ( Unimpressed), and Sophie Yanow ( The Contradictions) have all used experiences from their own lives to inspire funny, freaky, and meaningful graphic novels.
Room 4


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: From Idea to Shelves: The Remix

A comprehensive and honest look at the state of the book publishing industry post-pandemic. How have publishing, agenting, book-to-film, and related fields changed over the past two years? What do you need to know about the industry today to pitch your project or level up your career? Agents, managers, and publishing pros come together to answer questions about how to take your writing career from the blank page to sold. Ava Jamshidi (Industry Entertainment), Kelly Lonesome (Tor Books), Kathleen Ortiz (KO Media Management), Holly Root (Root Literary), Lars Theriot (Industry Entertainment), and Erika Turner (Little Brown, Books for Young Readers) discuss strategies and tips for writing the breakout project and getting representation. Moderated by Nathan Bransford.
Room 24ABC


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Legends Talk Animation

Between them, they have won the most prestigious awards in animation and have worked on some of the greatest classics in cartoon history. From the 1950s to the 1990s, from The Atom Ant Show to Lady and the Tramp to Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and What’s Opera Doc, they have had their hand in it all. These luminaries have over 150 credits to their name, and 150 years of experience and stories from the history of animation, a history over which they had a major influence and impact. Disney legend and Winsor McCay Award winner Floyd Norman (story artist, The Jungle Book, Monsters Inc.) joins SDCC Special Guest and owner of Baer Animation Company Jane Baer (key clean-up artist, Sleeping Beauty; coordinating animator, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)  , as they share memories from their storied careers. Animation historian, award-winning author, and Ink Pot winner Jerry Beck (author, The 50 Greatest Cartoons, professor of animation history, Cal Arts) will also be on-hand to offer cultural context and fascinating trivia you’ll love about the many animated features and shorts that benefitted from Jane and Floyd’s contributions. Get your questions ready, cartoon fans, because there will be a Q&A! Moderated by Leslie Combemale (owner ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery, senior contributor, The Alliance of Women Film Journalists).
Room 10


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Up from The Depths: Toho's 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


2:30 pm - 4:30 pm: The Writers’ Coffeehouse

This is a fun, lively, two-hour discussion about writing and publishing, hosted by New York Times bestsellers Jonathan Maberry, Scott Sigler,Peter Clines, and David Mack, along with writer and anthology editor Henry Herz. Everyone is welcome. Previous publishing credits are not required. Threy’ll talk about the latest trends in the industry, the craft of writing, markets, pitching and selling, conquering frustration and defeating writers' block, and all of the good things that come from the community of writers.
Marina D, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


2:45 pm - 3:45 pm: Vampire Academy: A Glimpse into the World of the Peacock Original Supernatural Series

Showrunners and executive producers Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Legacies) and Marguerite MacIntyre (The Originals, Legacies) will join series regulars Sisi Stringer (Rose Hathaway), Daniela Nieves (Lissa Dragomir), Kieron Moore (Dimitri Belikov), and Andre Dae Kim (Christian Ozera) to discuss Peacock’s highly anticipated Vampire Academy, based on the internationally bestselling book series—a story of friendship, romance, and danger. In a world of privilege and glamour, two young women’s friendship transcends their strikingly different classes as they prepare to complete their education and enter vampire society. One as a powerful Royal, the other a half-vampire Guardian trained to protect against the savage ‘Strigoi’ who threaten to tear their society apart. That is if Royal infighting doesn’t do the job first. Cast will partake in a Q&A live panel and give an exclusive first look moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Sydney Bucksbaum. The series is from Universal Television and will premiere on Peacock on September 15.
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: 1982: Greatest Geek Year Ever First Look

Get an exclusive sneak preview of the eagerly anticipated feature documentary about the incredible films of 1982, featuring Ron Howard, JoBeth Williams, Roger Corman, William Shatner, John Sayles, Amy Heckerling, Marc Singer, Henry Winkler, Keith David, Cameron Crowe, Sean Young, and over 100 more stars, directors, writers, producers, and critics. The documentary takes you back to the greatest geek year ever, featuring exclusive clips covering movies from Blade Runner to The Beastmaster, Star Trek: The Wrath Of Khan to Poltergeist, Firefox to First Blood, The Thing to Tron, Dark Crystal to Diner, Fast Times to Forbidden World, and of course, Megaforce. Film critic Scott “Movie” Mantz joins producers Mark A. Altman ( Free Enterprise, The Librarians, Castle) and Thomas P. Vitale ( Pandora, Slasher) and director Roger Lay Jr. ( Aliens Ate My Homework, Remembering Rod Serling) as they take you back four decades to remind you that the good guys always win . . . even in the ’80s.
Room 5AB


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: A History of the Marvel Universe in 5 Objects

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.
Omni Grand Ballroom DE, 4th Floor, Omni Hotel


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: A Look Inside the Making of the Gotham Knights Video Game

Step into the Knight with the Gotham Knightsvideo game team as they discuss the upcoming open-world action RPG. With an original story set in DC’s Batman Universe, Gotham Knights showcases Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin, a new guard of trained DC Super Heroes who must rise up as the protectors of Gotham City in the wake of Batman’s death. Get a deep dive into the game with panelists Patrick Redding (creative director, Warner Bros. Games Montréal), Ann Lemay (narrative director, Warner Bros. Games Montréal), Wilson Mui (cinematic director, Warner Bros. Games Montréal), along with actors America Young ( Barbie) as Batgirl and Christopher Sean ( You, Star Wars Resistance) as Nightwing. Gotham Knights is scheduled to release worldwide on Oct. 25, 2022 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series XS and PC.
Room 6A


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Arcana Studio: From Animation to Live Action

Sean Patrick O'Reilly (director, writer of Corrective Measures and CEO of Arcana Studio/Arcana Comics) and Todd Masters (CEO of Masters FX, special FX for The Boys, Predator, The Umbrella Academy) discuss their vast experience in film production, their work together on Corrective Measures, and some upcoming collaborations.
Room 32AB


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Crazy Talk: Representing Mental Health

Mental health awareness has reached new heights in recent years, but what does this mean for the depiction of mental health in popular culture? Forensic psychiatrists Praveen Kambam, M.D., and Vasilis Pozios, M.D., join comic industry leaders for a discussion of the future of mental health representation in the comic arts.
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Defending Comics in Schools and Libraries

With book challenges sweeping the country, especially against comics and graphic novels, this panel of experts is here to help. Eisner Award–winning cartoonist Jeff Smith ( Bone, RASL, Tuki), Moni Barrette (GNCRT president and co-founder of Creators Assemble! Inc.), Jessica Lee (district librarian, Berkeley Unified School District), and Dr. Ashley Dallacqua (literacy professor, University of New Mexico) join moderator Jack Phoenix (librarian, Brodart’s Graphic Novel Selector, author of Maximizing the Impact of Comics in Your Library: Graphic Novels, Manga, and More) to discuss how community members can support schools and libraries during such challenges, how they can help prevent the challenges to begin with, and why comics are worth defending. There will be a brief history of challenges to comics and a Q&A.
Helen Price Reading Room, San Diego Central Library


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Going Viral: The Power of BookTok

BookTok stars and authors Alex Aster (author, Lightlark), Chloe Gong (author, These Violent Delights), and Adam Silvera (author, They Both Die at the End) discuss the power of BookTok, the secrets of the platform, and how one TikTok video changed their lives. They will discuss their favorite books and invite audience members to give their own recommendations. A final "SDCC BookTok TBR list" will be shared on social after the panel.
Room 28DE


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: How to start a Comic Youtube Channel

Efrain Laguardia (Passpoint Comics, avid comic book collector), Ian Nicolas (The Hoodrat Podcast), Javid Bholat (Comicbookcrackhead, The Hoodrat Podcast), John Hughes (Bronze and Modern Gods), and Mickey Finnegan (Swagglehaus Comics) share with you how and why they each started a comic book Youtube channel.They will discuss their passion for comic books and what it took to get their channels up and running. Sometimes you just got to press record. Efrain, Ian, Javid, and Mickey will partake in a Q&A session.
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Kickstarting Comics in 2022 and Beyond

In 2021 comics on Kickstarter raised over $30 million and had an 86% success rate, Kickstarter’s director of publishing and comics outreach Oriana Leckert, Rocketship Entertainment CEO and publisher Tom Akel, freelance comics marketer and host Jazzlyn Stone, creator Kayden Phoenix ( A LA BRAVA), and Clover Press publisher Hank Kanalz discuss best practices, their success and failures, and what's next for crowdfunded comics. Hosted by Rob Salkowitz of Forbes and ICV2.
Room 9


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Masters of the Universe: 40 Years

Kevin Smith (Netflix’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation) interviews some of the greats from MOTU’s history, including talent and creators from each era, spanning toys, film, TV, and publishing. Hear why MOTU has been a pop culture sensation for four decades and get a sneak peek at what’s to come.
Hall H


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Matt Kindt’s Flux House

For over 20 years, bestselling cartoonist Matt Kindt has been writing and illustrating creator-owned comics that balance action-packed storytelling with a highly personal creative vision, with titles like BRZRKR (with Keanu Reeves), Apache Delivery Service, BANG! Dept. H, Ether, Fear Case, MIND MGMT, Folklords, Revolver, 3 Story, Super Spy, and Pistolwhip. Now the acclaimed cartoonist is collaborating with Dark Horse Comics, his longtime publisher, to launch Flux House, a new boutique imprint that will feature the writing (and sometimes) art of Kindt, with crime, science fiction, and humor stories, all told and presented in startling and untraditional ways.
Room 23ABC


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Meet Muslim Comics Creators, Gamers, Cosplayers, and Superfans

Charles 3X Alexander ( We Are Our Ancestors’ Keepers), Kareems Dreams (cosplayer), Margari Hill (MuslimARC executive director), and Naseed Gifted ( P.B. Soldier) discuss what’s happening in the industry, their projects, and their fandom. Moderated by comics editor, writer, and professor Dr. Shamika Mitchell (State University of New York, Rockland/Women in Comics).
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Motherland: Fort Salem: The Final Battle

Launching from an alternate American history in which the witches of Salem ended their persecution by agreeing to fight for the U.S. government , Motherland: Fort Salem is more than a fantasy show. It’s a bold action series where powerful women are at the forefront. Hear the creator/executive producer Eliot Laurence discuss the new and final season, why witches and magic continue to enthrall us, nd more. Moderated by TV Guide magazine’s Damian Holbrook.
Room 7AB


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: So You Want To Be a Comic Book Artist?

Carlos D'Anda (comic book artist on StarWars, Batman, JLA, Resident Evil, Bionicle,  and Wildcats and video games such as Arkham Asylum, Arkham City,and DCU MMO) discusses his career path, growing up in Mexico, migrating to the U.S. at a young age, and how that mix of cultures impacted his art. He will talk about his early inspirations and efforts, how he became an artist at one of the premier comic book studios in the U.S. at the time (Jim Lee's Wildstorm Studios), and how that path led him to become a concept designer for games, animation, and other entertainment industries outside of comic books.
Room 11


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Spotlight on the Hernandez Brothers: Love and Rockets 40th Anniversary

Award-winning artists Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez discuss 40 years of creating their iconic comics series. They'll be joined in conversation by Carol Hernandez (photographer and actress) as they talk comics, the punk scene, and creating art over the decades.
Room 25ABC


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Three Icons on the Intersection of Comics and Music

Eisner Hall of Famer Bill Sienkiewicz ( Elektra: Assassin, Voodoo Child: The Illustrated Legend of Jimi Hendrix), Grammy winner John Dolmayan (System of a Down, Torpedo Comics), and Inkpot winner Kevin Eastman ( Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) talk about the intersection of music and comics through their collaborations. Kevin and John worked on the movie soundtrack for Heavy Metal 2000. Bill painted variant covers of 300 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Torpedo Comics. He also starred as a down-and-out artist in a video for John's 2020 solo album, These Grey Men, to be shown at the panel. Moderated by Fast Company’s Susan Karlin.
Room 29AB


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Wig Masters

Theater wig and Wardrobe professionals will demonstrate application techniques to take your cosplay to the next level. Wig builder and stylist Kim Parker (WigMonsterKim on Twitch and Instagram) joins Anna Campbell (Anna_NeedleBat on Instagram, costumer and wardrobe crew) for live demonstrations of prepping different hair types and styles to get a perfect fitting wig. They’ll cover care of wigs pre- and post-con and reveal tricks the pros use to do magic stuff with hair.
Room 2


3:15 pm - 4:15 pm: Todd McFarlane Celebrates Spawn’s 30th Anniversary

Megastar artist, McFarlane Toys CEO, and Image Comics president Todd McFarlane ( Spawn, Venom) celebrates the 30th anniversary of Image Comics and Spawn’s debut, which changed comics forever! McFarlane made history in 2021 with the best year of Spawn ever, breaking several long-held comic industry records and beating out Marvel and DC. McFarlane talks about comics, toys, Oddkey NTFs, and Hollywood.
Room 6DE


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Cosplay the Movement Inside the Costume

Don McLeod (author of Gorilla Tales, mime/movement creator for film, commercials, and TV) and Adam Meir (professional mime, actor, and living statue) share movement techniques used to make cosplay characters come to life. Learning movement techniques will make a difference for the costumed character. Photos and videos come to life with movement techniques. Q&A moderated by Sandra Scheller, a professional mime and former student of Don McLeod. Be prepared to laugh.
Room 29CD


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Fifty Years of Funny: The Cartooning Career of Scott Shaw!

Scott Shaw! was a 1950s kid who studied comic books to learn how to read, write, and draw because he yearned to be a cartoonist. 70-year-old Shaw! will display artwork of his from boyhood, fandom, underground comix, “ground-level” comics, mainstream comics, syndicated comic strips, children's books, animated cartoons, advertising, toy designs, album covers, and cereal package designs—plus, informative, funny, and shocking “insider” stories.
Room 10


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Inside Severance

Executive producer and director Ben Stiller, creator and executive producer Dan Erickson, and cast members Adam Scott, Britt Lower, Zach Cherry, Tramell Tillman, Dichen Lachman, and Jen Tullock sit down with Patton Oswalt to share "innie" secrets from season 1 of the Apple TV+ critically acclaimed series.
Ballroom 20


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: SpongeBob SquarePants: Dive into SpongeBob Universe!

Put on your diving suit and get ready to delve deep into Nickelodeon’s  SpongeBob SquarePants and its two original spinoff series,  The Patrick Star Show and the Paramount+ Original Series,  Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years. Legendary voice talent from all three series—Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Jill Talley (Karen, Squidina), Kate Higgins (Narlene), and Carlos Alazraqui (Nobby)—and executive producers Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller will take fans on an undersea adventure to explore these iconic shows and characters and reveal what to expect next from SpongeBob and the denizens of Bikini Bottom. Moderated by Patrick Gomez (editor-in-chief,  Entertainment Weekly).
Room 6BCF


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Tabletop RPGs and the Shared Story Experience

Remember that time we did that thing? Let’s talk about how TTRPGs are delivering an all-new way to share stories. Tabletop RPGs have experienced unprecedented growth with new players who are discovering the joys of adventuring together and experiencing stories together. RPGs are a new form of storytelling that land differently from traditional media.Panelists include Ajit A. George (Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel, Ravenloft), Whitney “Strix” Beltran (Hidden Path Entertainment, Bluebeards Bride), John Nee (Marvel RPG, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Cryptozoic), Matt Forbeck (Marvel RPG, Marvel Encyclopedia, Deadlands RPG), Matt Fantastic (Forever Stoked Creative, Game Designer), and Jon Ritter-Roderick (Kickstarter).
Room 26AB


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Webcomics: Returning to Normal, Four Panels at a Time

Now that we're back to normal, Eddie DeAngelini (CollectorsComic) and J. R. Gervais (YoungCannibals) have a little surprise for you. Joined by moderator Josh Stone, they will pull back the curtain on how they got started, how they're growing their audiences, and how you can take that first step to telling your story, four panels at a time. If you've got the next Eisner Award–winning webcomic idea but are unsure about how to get it out of your head and onto people's smartphones, this is the panel for you.
Room 4


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Women on The Dark Side

Whether it’s comic books, films, novels, or art, these women are creating content that connects with the deeper, darker side of all of us. Featuring Sandy King Carpenter (president, Storm King Productions), Anne Toole ( Horizon Zero Dawn), Debbie Smith Daughetee (CEO, Kymera Press), Dr. Suzana Flores ( Untamed: The Psychology of Marvel's Wovlerine) . Moderated by Susan Lee (founder, Women on The Dark Side).
Room 24ABC


3:45 pm - 4:45 pm: Nonfiction Filmmaking for the Digital Age

Documentary filmmaker and digital showrunner Edward Doty leads this panel in a roundtable discussion of the changing face of non-fiction storytelling in an age of streaming services, companion podcasts, live streams, and more. Joined by Amanda Spain (VP of Longform at MSNBC) and Mike J Nichols (Zappa, Echo in the Canyon), this panel is for beginners and experienced documentary filmmakers alike. It will have valuable information on how your stories can find traction with modern audiences.
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina



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