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Friday Programming, 1pm-4pm, July 22, 2011,
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1:00-2:00 Free 3D Glasses for You at the 3D Comics Panel!- This presentation in actual 3D will take you through the exciting history of million-selling 3D comics. It showcases their invention in 1953 by Joe Kubert and Norm Maurer and the artists who followed their lead: Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Bob Powell, Otto Messmer, and more. Projected in 3D, you'll see rare comics and unpublished art by these geniuses and the 3D comics that have inspired today's 3D movies. Hosted by Eisner Award winner Craig Yoe, author of the Amazing 3D Comics (IDW/Yoe Books), premiering at Comic-Con. Room 4
Tags:  Comics

 1:00-2:00 Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants Runaway Roadtrip Exclusive- Arrrre you ready, kids? It's time for another SpongeBob SquarePants panel! Executive producer Paul Tibbitt, creative director Vincent Waller, and writer/voice of Plankton Mr. Lawrence take you on a journey to Bikini Bottom...and beyond! Get a behind-the-scenes look at some upcoming episodes, including an exclusive sneak peek at the next SpongeBob SquarePants special, Runaway Roadtrip. Moderated by Claudia Spinelli, executive director for Nickelodeon. Room 6A
Tags:  Animation | Humor & Satire | Kids | Television

1:00-2:00 Dark Horse Comics: 20 Years of Star Wars- Share favorite moments in Star Wars comics with resident Jedi Randy Stradley and a host of Star Wars guests from comics and beyond, including Mick Harrison (Dark Times -- in his first public appearance!), Scott Allie and Stephane Roux (Jedi -- The Dark Side), John Jackson Miller (Knight Errant), Dave Filoni and the Fillbach Brothers (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Timothy Zahn (Choices of One), and Shelly Shapiro (editor-at-large, Del Rey). There will be exclusive news and images, giveaways, and even a chance to win a custom Stormtrooper helmet with art by Chris Scalf (Blood Ties)! Room 7AB
Tags:  Anniversaries | Comics | Science Fiction & Fantasy

1:00-2:00 Publishing Queer: Producing LGBT Comics and Graphic Novels- Queer-themed comics, once solely the domain of the gay press, are breaking into the mainstream. What are the challenges and rewards of producing this work and getting it in front of an audience hungry for the material? How can it be marketed and publicized, both to an LGBT readership and beyond? Should queer cartoonists self-publish or look to established publishers? Moderator Justin Hall (Glamazonia, Prism Comics Talent Chair) leads a spirited conversation with a diverse panel of publishing pros: Brian Andersen (self-publisher, So Super Duper), Charles "Zan" Christensen (publisher, Northwest Press), Jacquelene Cohen (publicist, Fantagraphics), Shannon O'Leary (comics editor and journalist), Bob Schreck (editor-in-chief, Legendary Pictures), and Tony Valenzuela (executive director, Lambda Literary Foundation). Room 9
Tags:  Comics

1:00-2:00 There and Play Again: Video Games to Comics- We all know that comic books have been fertile ground from which video game developers can harvest great characters and games. These days the tech has caught up with the art and we're seeing that road run both ways. This panel includes video game and comic book industry luminaries intimately familiar with bringing a comics sensibility to games and transporting virtual, interactive worlds to the printed page. Join them to discuss what it takes to be successful in multiple dimensions. Room 23ABC
Tags:  Comics | Games

1:00-2:30 The Golden Age of the Fanzine- Once upon a time...before the Internet and publishing on demand, a hearty group of comics lovers produced their own publications, called "fanzines," and comics fandom was born. Spinning off Comic-Con's 50th anniversary celebration of the birth of comics fandom, these pioneers of the fanzine will talk about those heady days and what it was like to publish their own zines. Panelists include Jean Bails (the widow of Dr. Jerry Bails, creator of Alter-Ego), Richard Kyle (Graphic Story World), Paul Levitz (The Comic Reader), Dick and Pat Lupoff (Xero), Roy Thomas (Alter Ego), Maggie Thompson (Comic Art), and some surprise fanzine publisher-type guests. Moderated by Bill Schelly, a fanzine editor himself and the guy who wrote the book on fandom (The Golden Age of Comic Fandom). For more on the Golden Age of Fanzines, check this year's Comic-Con Souvenir Book for a special feature! Room 24ABC
Tags:  Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Fandom

 1:00-2:00 Mattel: Mattypalooza 2011: Masters of the Universe Classics, DC Universe, Ghostbusters, Voltron, and More!- Are you a Matty Mattel fan? Head over to this year's Mattypalooza to get all the latest info on your favorite Mattel collector lines and Featuring a special Q&A with Mattel toy designers Bill Benecke and Brandon Sopinsky, Mattel brand managers Scott "Toy Guru" Neitlich, Danielle McLachlan, Rhobyn de Jesus, and Natalie So, and guest starring The Four Horsemen. As a bonus, Matty, the original Mattel collector, may even make a live appearance to reveal secrets for the upcoming Masters of the Universe 30th anniversary! New toys will be shown for the first time! Room 25ABC
Tags:  Action Figures - Toys - Collectibles | Animation | Comics | Kids | Movies | Television

 1:00-2:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #7: Focus on David Lloyd- Comic-Con special guest David Lloyd (V for Vendetta, Kickback) discusses the nature of sequential art and the methods of its production, considering his own methods, and how those methods have changed over time, as well as the creation of comics more generally in various genres and national and historical traditions. He will also look at the teaching of sequential art, both to practitioners and to audiences, discussing his time at the London Cartoon Centre and the Cartoon Classroom project. Kathleen McClancy (Wake Forest University) moderates. Room 26AB
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Comics Arts Conference | Writers & Writing

1:00-2:00 Comic-Con How-To: Advanced Digital inking Techniques with Brian Haberlin- Learn how to digitally ink and take all your black-and-white artwork to the next level. Comics artist Brian Haberlin will delve into Photoshop's treasure trove of features that not only enhance comic applications but make possible countless creative pen and ink opportunities rarely seen before. If you're serious about your black-and-white artwork, this session is a must. Haberlin is the co-creator of Witchblade and other comic books and intellectual properties and the tutorial creator for international magazines such as 3DWorld, Imagine FX, and Photoshop User, and is owner of Room 28DE
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comic-Con How To | Comics | Seminars & Workshops

Fri, Jul 08, 01:27PM 1:00-2:00 CBLDF Master Session 4: Matthew Holm- As the co-creator of the wildly popular kids graphic novel series Babymouse and Squish, Matthew Holm's visual storytelling needs to deliver expressive, charming drawings that are read with ease. He expresses this and tops those pages off with a strong sense of humor and flair. At this CBLDF Master Session, Holm shows you all the steps of his process so you can see how his storyboards and thumbnails come to life as the dynamic graphic novel pages loved by readers of all ages! The pieces created during this event will be available for bidding in Saturday's CBLDF Benefit Auction. Room 30CDE
Tags:  Art and Illustration | CBLDF Events | Comics | Humor & Satire | Seminars & Workshops

1:00-2:00 Oni Press Panelmonium 2011- It's a new comic extravaganza with trendsetting indie comic powerhouse Oni Press, featuring Comic-Con debut titles One Soul, Petrograd. and Spontaneous! Join in the Q&A with Ray Fawkes (Possessions) and get the first word on his game-changing graphic novel One Soul. Plus an in-depth chat with Phil Gelatt (Labor Days) and Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D) about their new historical graphic novel chronicling the infamous assassination of Rasputin, Petrograd! Joe Harris (Ghost Projekt) and Brett Weldele (Surrogates) talk about their new miniseries Spontaneous, while Artist Brian Hurtt and writer Cullen Bunn join in the fray to discuss their hit ongoing series The Sixth Gun. And, as always, Oni Press's Panelmonium brings announcements, reveals, special guests, free comics, and the only interactive panel in town! Guaranteed by Oni Press's totally biased employees to be "the most fun you'll ever have at a panel"! Room 32AB
Tags:  Comics

 1:30-2:30 Spotlight on Ed Benes- Fan-favorite artist and Comic-Con special guest Ed Benes (JLA, Birds of Prey) commemorates his first U.S. convention appearance with a look back on almost 20 years in the comics industry, from his start with Continuity Comics in 1993 to his eye-popping work on titles like Birds of Prey and Justice League of America. He's now looking ahead to his new series (Red Lanterns -- due in September). Ed will discuss his career path, the inception of his own studio, and all the challenges along the way. Discussion will include fan Q&A. A rare opportunity to pick the brain of one of today's finest talents! Room 5AB
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Superheroes

 1:30-2:30 Spotlight on Chester Brown- Louis Riel, Yummy Fur, and Ed The Happy Clown cartoonist -- and Comic-Con special guest -- Chester Brown has been one of the most influential and acclaimed alternative cartoonists for the past 20 years. His 2011 graphic novel Paying for It: A Comic-Strip Memoir About Being a John is easily the most talked about book of the year and was praised in the New York Times. Join him on his panel as he performs his acclaimed slideshow, reading from his North American book tour for Paying for It. The slideshow will be followed by a Q&A. Ask anything you wanted to know about the most controversial book of the year. Room 8
Tags:  Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

Mon, Jul 18, 12:36PM 1:30-2:30 Screen Gems: Underworld Awakening and Attack the Block- Screen Gems presents two big new movie previews to Comic-Con fans!
Underworld Awakening brings a stunning new dimension to the epic battle between Vampires and Lycans as the first film in the franchise to shoot in 3D. Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrior Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find that humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species. Appearing in person are Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, Len Wiseman (producer and director of Underworld and Underworld: Evolution), and directors Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein.

It's the inner city vs. outer space from the producers of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Attack the Block follows a gang of tough inner-city kids who try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into an extraterrestrial warzone. This is the film you've been hearing about since its debut at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin where it won the Midnight Screening Audience Award. Funny, frightening, surprising, wildly entertaining and winning rave reviews across the country. Appearing in person will be John Boyega (Moses), director Joe Cornish, and producer Edgar Wright.
Hall H
Tags:  Action/Adventure | Horror and Suspense | Humor & Satire | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy

Thu, Jul 21, 04:12PM 1:30-2:30 Adult Swim: Childrens Hospital- See a never-before-screened episode of Childrens Hospital and hear from the show's creative team led by Rob Corddry (Cedar Rapids) and Jon Stern (The Ten). They will be joined by members of their ensemble cast of comedic heavyweights, including Malin Akerman (Couples Retreat), Lake Bell (No Strings Attached), Erinn Hayes (Parenthood), Rob Huebel (I Love You Man), and Megan Mullally (Will and Grace). Childrens Hospital explores the emotional struggles and sexual politics of a group of doctors charged with healthy libidos. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Tags:  Humor & Satire | Television

1:45-2:45 Marvel: Amazing Spider-Man and His Avenging Friends- Spider-Man's riding high after hitting the Big Time, but it'll all come crashing down this summer in Spider-Island! Get an in-depth look inside the event that changes the course of Peter Parker's life. But ol' Web-Head isn't the only New Yorker with a major storyline this summer. Daredevil makes his return, Punisher wages a new war, Venom explores the dark side of saving the world, and more of your favorite heroes are back with a vengeance! Sit down with our spectacular panel of creators, including Zeb Wells (Avenging Spider-Man), Rick Remender (Venom), Mark Waid (Daredevil), Greg Rucka (Punisher), Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man), senior editor Steve Wacker, editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, and others as they lay the groundwork for New York City's greatest heroes. Room 6DE
Tags:  Comics | Superheroes

Tue, Jul 19, 06:39PM 1:45-2:45 Bones- Creator/executive producer Hart Hanson, executive producer Stephen Nathan, and stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel discuss the shocking finale of Bones Season 6 as well as what's in store for Booth and Brennan in an exciting Season 7! Hanson will also introduce the audience to the stars of The Finder, his new FOX series premiering in January. Plus, Q&A! Ballroom 20
Tags:  Television

 2:00-3:00 Spotlight on Dave Stewart- Eisner Award-winning color artist and Comic-Con special guest Dave Stewart is one of the busiest colorists in comics. Known for his work on such titles as DC: The New Frontier, Hellboy, BPRD, Baltimore, Lobster Johnson, Conan, Batwoman, and The Goon, Dave will talk about his work and how he brings comics characters to colorful life. Room 4
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Superheroes

 2:00-3:00 Green Lantern: The Animated Series Video Presentation and Q&A- Warner Bros. Animation brings the Green Lantern to television in a new CG-animated action series for Cartoon Network from world-renowned producer, artist, and animator Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series). Based on the DC Comics superhero, Green Lantern: The Animated Series centers on Hal Jordan and his partner Kilowog, who find themselves alone on the edge of the Guardian Frontier fighting off an invasion by the deadly Red Lantern Corps. Timm headlines a panel -- moderated by Warner Bros. Animation's Sam Register (Teen Titans) -- that also features producer Giancarlo Volpe (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and producer/story editor Jim Krieg (Ben 10: Alien Swarm). In addition to the Q&A, fans in attendance will be treated to footage prepared exclusively for Comic-Con. Don't miss out, or you'll be waiting 'til 2012! Room 6BCF
Tags:  Animation | Comics | Kids | Superheroes | Television

2:00-3:00 Star Wars Collectibles Update- Bryan Ono of eFX, Ashly Powell of Gentle Giant Studios, Dan Lujan of Kotobukiya, and Brant Bridges of Sideshow Collectibles for product development offer insights and exclusive previews of the latest in Star Wars collectibles. Moderated by Chris Spitale of Lucas Licensing. Room 7AB
Tags:  Action Figures - Toys - Collectibles | Science Fiction & Fantasy

2:00-3:00 VIZ Media Panel- VIZ Media's 25th anniversary celebrations continue with a special panel packed with exciting news and prizes for our fans. VIZ Media staff will provide the latest updates on new acquisitions and upcoming releases, as well as give the scoop on groundbreaking projects they've yet to announce. Don't miss a chance to win prizes such as $25 iTunes gift cards, special prizes from VIZ's partners, and more! Room 9
Tags:  Anime & Manga | Comics

2:00-3:00 Nappy Hour- The infamous cooking timer returns as Keith Knight (The Knight Life, the K Chronicles, (th)ink, MAD) brings together another lightning-fast roundtable discussion of all things nerdist, with a stellar lineup of panelists including writer/producer/illustrator Michael Davis (Milestone Media, The Black Panel), writer/performer Pam Noles (And We Shall March, Death 40 Feet Tall), and writer/director/critic David Walker (Bad Azz Mofo)! Room 23ABC
Tags:  Comics | Fandom

2:00-3:00 Dark Horse Presents- As Dark Horse celebrates its 25th year of publishing, the company is proud to reintroduce the title that started it all: the game-changing anthology Dark Horse Presents. Known for featuring the industry's top talent and launching some of the most successful titles in comics history, Dark Horse Presents was, is, and will continue to be a highly fertile breeding ground for new characters, concepts, and more. Find out what makes this book so important to the comics medium, with Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson as well as a cast of top talent past and present, including Eric Powell (The Goon), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Sanford Greene (Deadpool), and more! Panel attendees will receive a Dave Gibbons minicomic exclusive to Comic-Con. Room 25ABC
Tags:  Comics

 2:00-3:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #8: Transmedia, Comics Form, and Contemporary Adaptations- Patrick Jagoda (University of Chicago) considers the implications that comingling of comics and digital games might have for the future of transmedia storytelling in what Henry Jenkins has called our contemporary "convergence culture." Hillary Chute (University of Chicago) examines how recent adaptations of independent comics provoke and stage conversations among forms from film to live performance. Liam Burke (Huston School of Film & Digital Media) explores the impact the unprecedented period of modern comic book film adaptation has had on mainstream American comic books, from diminishing the specificity of their form to publishers making comics more amenable to film adaptation. Henry Jenkins (University of Southern California) responds. Room 26AB
Tags:  Comics | Comics Arts Conference

2:00-3:00 Writing Seminar with Marv Wolfman and Neo Edmund- Marv Wolfman (God of War, Teen Titans, Crisis on Infinite Earths) and Neo Edmund (Solitary -- The Movie, Windy Hollows, Discovery Channel's Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Predators), return to basics in this annual writing seminar as they discuss the building blocks of putting together a story, creating tension, and what the "three act structure" really means. There will also be time for a Q&A session. Room 30CDE
Tags:  Comics | Seminars & Workshops | Writers & Writing

2:00-3:00 Frank Frazetta Tribute Panel- Frazetta associate J. David Spurlock follows Comic-Con's crowd-pleasing panel from last year honoring the late, great master of fantastic art by hosting a new all-star group of guests to pay tribute to the legendary artist of Conan, Death Dealer, Vampirella, and more. Expect surprises, announcements, and a remembrance of Frazetta contemporary Jeffrey Catherine Jones. Room 32AB
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comics | Tributes

2:15-3:15 Exclusive Screening of ABC's Newest Supernatural Series, The River- From the studio that brought you Lost comes a new adventure set deep in the Amazon. Executive producers Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity),  Michael Green (Green Lantern), and Zack Estrin (Tru Calling), along with cast members Joe Anderson (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Eloise Mumford (Lone Star), and Leslie Hope (24), present an exclusive screening and a Q&A of their much-anticipated new series, The River. All attendees will get a limited-edition Comic-Con giveaway. Room 6A
Tags:  Horror and Suspense | Television

 2:30-3:30 Spotlight on Alan Davis- Artist/writer/storyteller. Co-creator of Excalibur. Creator of the ClanDestine. Also worked on Captain Britain, Marvelman, DR and Quinch, Harry 20, Batman and the Outsiders, Detective Comics, New Mutants, X-Men, Batman: Full Circle, Fantastic Four, JLA the Nail, The Avengers, Superboy's Legion, and Killraven. Most recently contributed to X-Men Dark Reign, Young Avengers Children's Crusade, and Avengers Prime...Comic-Con special guest Alan Davis's dynamic art and storytelling style has been a hallmark of comics for more than two decades. Any questions?  Room 5AB
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Writers & Writing

 2:30-3:30 Spotlight on Seymour Chwast- Comic-Con special guest Seymour Chwast, a member of the Art Directors Hall of Fame, screens some of his award-winning design and illustration work and discusses his graphic novels Dante's Divine Comedy and the upcoming Canterbury Tales and Homer's Odyssey. Noted designer and comics enthusiast Chip Kidd talks with Chwast. Room 8
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

Sat, Jul 16, 09:03AM 2:30-4:00 Eisner Spirit Award Video Viewing- The Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award is the industry's "Hall of Fame" for progressive retailers, sort of a Legion of Super-Retailers. Spirit Award facilitator and award recipient Joe Ferrara (Atlantis Fantasyworld, Santa Cruz, CA) presents the videos for this year's award finalists, with discussion about each nominated retailer, the store's display techniques, and other unique features every attending retailer can learn from. Hey, retailers! This is a great place for getting new ideas! (To see who this year's Spirit Award recipient is, attend the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards on Friday evening, July 22, at 8:30 in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront!) Room 18
Tags:  Awards Ceremonies | Comics | Retailer Programming

Sun, Jul 10, 04:03PM 2:30-3:30 That '70s Panel- It was a decade of change in comics -- a new generation taking over. What made it all happen? That's what moderator Mark Evanier will ask artists Walt Simonson (Manhunter), Joe Staton (E-Man), Mike Royer (New Gods), and writer/editors Roy Thomas (Alter Ego) and Louise Simonson (Warren Publications) about that Bronze Era. Room 24ABC
Tags:  Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

2:30-4:00 Comic-Con How-To: Live Sketching with Stanley "Artgerm" Lau of Imaginary Friends Studios Singapore- Well known for the covers he does for DC Comics and his work on Heavy Metal magazine, Stanley "Artgerm" Lau and 30 other concept artists have worked on such projects as G.I. Joe, Batman, Justice League, Superman, Exalted, Witchblade, Madam Mirage, Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Warhammer, Street Fighter, Sleepy Hollow, and Star Wars Galaxies, and on promotional and licensing material for major motion pictures, including Spider-Man 3, Surf's Up, and The Dark Knight. As Stanley sketches live, the audience can watch his work progress as it's projected on the big screen. Room 28DE
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comic-Con How To | Comics | Seminars & Workshops

2:30-3:15 Adult Swim: Black Dynamite- Creators and voice talent from the new animated series offer a sneak peek at the show and answer questions. Executive producer Carl Jones (The Boondocks) and director Scott Sanders (Black Dynamite) appear, in addition to writer and star Michael Jai White, voice actors Tommy Davidson and Kym Whitley, and writer/voice actor Byron Minns, all of whom also starred in the live-action feature film Black Dynamite. The 2009 movie is an outrageous action comedy/spoof that follows ex-CIA agent and full-time ladies' man Black Dynamite, who's out to avenge the death of his brother against kung-fu masters, drug-dealing pimps, and The Man. The Black Dynamite animated series further chronicles the exploits of Black Dynamite and his crew. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Tags:  Animation | Humor & Satire | Television

Wed, Jul 20, 12:18PM 2:45-3:45 DreamWorks: Fright Night- Colin Farrell (The Way Back), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad), Imogen Poots (Jane Eyre), director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl), and screenwriter Marti Noxon (I Am Number Four) take the dais to give fans a taste of the horrific fun to come in DreamWorks Pictures' 3D reimagining of the classic horror film. Hall H
Tags:  Horror and Suspense | Humor & Satire | Movies

 3:00-4:00 Mattel and DC Comics: A Heroic Partnership- You've been a fan of Mattel's popular DC toy lines, now find out the latest news, sneak peaks, and behind-the-scenes scoop on your favorite Mattel/DC action figures, including DC Universe Classics, Young Justice, Action League, and more. Plus, get an exciting look at new 2012 products. Join Mattel toy designers Bill Benecke and Mike Guarniere, as well as brand managers Danielle McLachlan and Scott "Toy Guru" Neitlich, along with The Four Horsemen and surprise guests from DC Comics and Warner Brothers for an insightful Q&A. Room 4
Tags:  Action/Adventure | Comics | Kids | Superheroes

3:00-4:00 DC: Superman- How does The Man of Tomorrow fit into the new DC Universe that rises in September? Find out as group editor Matt Idelson joins new Action Comics writer Grant Morrison (All Star Superman, Batman Incorporated) and author of the bestselling Superman: Earth One graphic novel J. Michael Straczynski (Superman, Wonder Woman) to take fans new and old up, up, and away to give them a sneak peak at what's in store for Superman. Room 6DE
Tags:  Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Superheroes

3:00-4:00 Rendering the Galaxy Far, Far Away: The Digital Art and Light of The Clone Wars- What does it take to bring The Clone Wars to the screen? How is the feature-film-quality animation produced on a weekly television schedule? These secrets are kept by the artists at Lucasfilm Animation, and they are here to take you behind the scenes of the hit animated series, offering insight into the creative and technical process of continuing the epic sweep and visual grandeur of the Star Wars saga. Featuring supervising director Dave Filoni, CG lighting and FX supervisor Joel Aron, and other talents from Lucasfilm Animation. Hosted by Pablo Hidalgo. Room 7AB
Tags:  Animation | Art and Illustration | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

3:00-4:00 Shonen Jump Panel- Have you ever dreamed of becoming a manga creator? This panel gives you an opportunity to learn the secrets to being a professional artist and a writer. Weekly Shonen Jump editor-in-chief Hisashi Sasaki will give you straightforward tips and advice on how to improve your manga. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the editor of Japan's #1 manga magazine! Plus, a chat with Hiroshi Matsuyama, the president of CyberConnnect2, about an upcoming Naruto Shippuden video game. Room 9
Tags:  Anime & Manga | Art and Illustration | Comics | Games | Seminars & Workshops | Writers & Writing

3:00-4:00 Eureka- Small town. Big panel. Syfy's smash hit Eureka is back at Comic-Con. Colin Ferguson (Jack Carter), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Allison Blake), Neil Grayston (Douglas Fargo), and guest star Felicia Day (Dr. Holly Martin) join executive producers Jaime Paglia and Bruce Miller for a chat about the big secrets of America's smartest little town. Moderated by guest star Wil Wheaton (Dr. Isaac Parrish; Wesley Crusher, Star Trek: Next Generation). Ballroom 20
Tags:  Humor & Satire | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

3:00-4:00 Bob's Burgers- Bob's Burgers creator/executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive, and cast members H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, and Kristen Schaal entertain animation fans with hilarious never-before-seen footage from season two, followed by a Q&A. Room 23ABC
Tags:  Animation | Humor & Satire | Television

3:00-4:00 Image Comics Show- The folks from Image Comics present a slew of exclusive announcements about upcoming projects, updates on ongoing projects, and a Q&A session with some of the best writers working in comics. Find out about what Image is up to before anyone else does, get cool giveaways, and ask questions of your favorite creators! Panelists include David Baxter (Marksmen), John Layman (Chew), Scott Snyder (Severed), Nick Spencer (Morning Glories), Ben McCool (Pigs), and Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash). Room 25ABC
Tags:  Comics | Writers & Writing

3:00-4:00 Comics Color Painting and F/X- Brian Miller (Justice League International) and Kristy Miller (Ben 10) delve deeper into the world of digital color, guiding you on a journey through digital painting. See firsthand which Photoshop brushes and techniques are used for digital painting. Watch and learn as Brian transforms a black-and-white drawing into a fully painted illustration and demonstrates advanced techniques to create stunning special effects. Plus a Q&A session. Room 30CDE
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comics | Seminars & Workshops

3:00-4:00 Famous Monsters of Filmland- FM publisher Philip Kim, editor Ed Blair, Mark Dooley (Zombie Lane), and other celebrity horror guests and artists discuss the future of the world's first monster fan magazine. Learn about FM's coming journey into the world of comic books, its expansion into the world of digital publishing, and other special projects and partnerships in the works. The panel will also reveal future FM covers and offer a Q&A where fans can interact and share thoughts on their visions for FM. Room 32AB
Tags:  Fandom | Horror and Suspense | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy

3:15-4:15 Falling Skies- TNT's powerful drama series Falling Skies follows a group of survivors who band together after a devastating alien invasion has incapacitated most of the world. Ordinary people are called upon to fight back against the occupying alien force as they struggle for the survival of the human race. Join stars Noah Wyle (ER), Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation), Will Patton (Armageddon), Drew Roy (Secretariat), Collin Cunningham (Living in Your Car), and Sarah Sanguin Carter (Shark) and co-executive producer Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica) in a Q&A, and watch exclusive never-before-seen footage from Falling Skies. Room 6BCF
Tags:  Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

3:30-4:30 Entertainment Weekly Presents...Totally LOST: One Year Later- EW's Lost gurus Jeff "Doc" Jensen and Dan "Dan" Snierson wax nostalgic about the past, perhaps with a surprise guest or two, and discuss how they're "moving on" in the wake of Lost's departure from the air a year ago. The duo will look to the future by previewing promising TV obsessions. Room 5AB
Tags:  Fandom | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

 3:30-4:30 ThunderCats Premiere Episode Screening and Q&A- Comic-Con, ho! From the moment this series was announced, fans have answered the call -- now, the wait is over as Warner Bros. Animation is proud to bring you the world premiere of this new reimagining of the beloved '80s franchise. Lion-O, Tygra, Panthro, Cheetara, Wily Kit, and Snarf are back! After the screening, producers Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and Ethan Spaulding (Avatar: The Last Airbender), art director Dan Norton (G.I. Joe: Resolute), and members of the voice cast will discuss what viewers can expect in the first season of this exciting new series. ThunderCats premieres in a special one-hour episode on Friday, July 29 at 8/7c on Cartoon Network. Room 6A
Tags:  Animation | Kids | Television

Fri, Jul 15, 05:02PM 3:30-4:30 Spotlight on Eric Drooker- Visual artist and Comic-Con special guest Eric Drooker will project hundreds of his magical images and explore how his early years as a street artist in New York City inspired his award-winning graphic novels Flood! and Blood Song. He'll discuss the process of designing the animation for the recent hit film Howl, starring James Franco, and how he adapted it for the new book, Howl: A Graphic Novel. Best known for his numerous cover paintings for The New Yorker, Drooker will tell hilarious-but-true stories of how he wound up getting published. Room 8
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

3:30-4:30 50 Years of Alter Ego- Comic-Con special guest Roy Thomas (editor, Alter Ego; writer, Conan the Barbarian, All-Star Squadron, Avengers), discusses the half-century (1961-2011) history and legend of Alter Ego, from a dittoed fanzine sent to 150 scattered fans to a globally distributed magazine of comics history and interviews, with Bill Schelly (author of The Golden Age of Comic Fandom), Jean Bails (widow of Jerry Bails, founder of AE), John Morrow (co-publisher of AE), and P. C. Hamerlinck (FCA/Fawcett Collectors of America). Room 24ABC
Tags:  Anniversaries | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Fandom | Superheroes | Writers & Writing

3:30-4:30 Graphic Novels for Non-Teenagers- Libraries have already established graphic novels on their Teen/Young Adult shelves, but what about books for other ages? Merideth Jenson-Benjamin (Glendale Public Library), Kearsten LaBrozzi (Glendale Public Library), Jill Patterson (La Habra Branch Library), and Hillary W. Chang (McCully-Moiliili Public Library) discuss graphic novel titles for adults and children. Room 26AB
Tags:  Comics

3:30-4:15 Adult Swim: Robot Chicken- Seth Green (co-creator, Robot Chicken), Matthew Senreich (co-creator, Robot Chicken), and Tom Root (head writer, Robot Chicken) discuss the popular Adult Swim series. The series uses stop-motion animation to bring pop culture parodies to life in a modern take on the variety/sketch show format. In Robot Chicken, no pop culture target is safe. Legions of action figures are used to spoof everything from reality television and Star Wars to past presidents. Moderated by Keith Crofford, vice president of production, Adult Swim. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Tags:  Animation | Humor & Satire | Television

 3:30-4:15 The Military in Film- The Armed Forces of the United States have been featured in film and television over the last century. How does the real military support the entertainment industry? U.S. Army Lt. Colonel John Clearwater (Avengers, Hawaii Five-O), U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Colonel Jason Johnston (Battle: Los Angeles, Avatar), U.S. Navy Lt. Michael Smith (Battleship, NCIS), U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel Francisco "Paco" Hamm (Transformers, Iron Man 2), and U.S. Coast Guard Commander Sean Carroll (The Adjustment Bureau, Deadliest Catch) offer an in-depth discussion and Q&A session. Moderated by U.S. Air Force veteran Jon Huertas, actor on ABC's Castle and HBO's Generation Kill and chairman for SAG Armed Forces Task Force. Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Tags:  Movies | Television
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