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Saturday, July 23, 2022, 4:00 pm - 6:45 pm
« on: July 01, 2022, 05:52:19 PM »
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Panels - Saturday, July 23, 4:00pm - 6:45pm


4:00 pm - 4:45 pm: The Players of Mythic Quest

Creator, executive producer, and star Rob McElhenney joins co-creator, executive producer, and showrunner Megan Ganz, executive producer and star David Hornsby, and cast members Charlotte Nicdao, Danny Pudi, Imani Hakim, Jessie Ennis, and Ashly Burch dive into the critically hailed Apple TV+ workplace comedy with moderator Craig Mazin and share an exclusive first look at the upcoming third season.
Ballroom 20


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Abrams ComicArts: Surely Books

Introducing Surely Books, a newly launched line of graphic novels from Abrams ComicArts dedicated to expanding the presence of LGBTQIA creators and content in the comics world. Surely authors will share the creative process and vision behind the line, highlight recent releases, and give a sneak preview of what’s coming up. Joining the panel are Surely authors Grace Ellis (Flung Out of Space), Talia Dutton (M is for Monster), Josh Trujillo (Washington’s Gay General), and Abrams ComicArts senior editor Charlotte Greenbaum.
Room 29AB


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Anomaly Brand Esports: Women and Minorities in Gaming

Anthony "Ape" Pratt (Gorilla With A Pen CEO, CEO of Anomaly Brand Esports, 30 years of talent management of artists formerly on American Idol, The Voice, X-Factor, British X-Factor, Anomaly Brand Esports), David Chen (president of North American Collegiate League, Faze Clan investor, Venture Capitalist, Motivational Speaker, Esports teacher at SMU), Katie Scott (CEO of View From The Top Marketing, NACL Knows All Esports host on Reach TV, Top 5 Miss TX USA, Top 5 Miss NV USA), and Bekka Prewitt (Resident Evil Village, Voice of Kittie Cheshire on Ever After High, Ed Sheeran "Overpass Graffiti," The Evil Within 2) discuss the rise of women in gaming along with diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Omni Grand Ballroom DE, 4th Floor, Omni Hotel


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Conjuring Kesha: Supernatural Talk with the Global Pop Superstar

Global pop superstar Kesha and some of her famous friends explore the supernatural in Conjuring Kesha, an all-new docu-series from Discovery+ launching July 22. Kesha will be live and in-person with some of her celebrity friends to give fans an exclusive sneak peek into her paranormal adventures. Hear about Kesha’s lifelong fascination with the unknown and personal stories from her skeptical friends while on their cosmic exploration of life's supernatural mysteries.
Room 6BCF


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Exploring Societal Horror with Storm King Comics

From class issues to racial disparities and more, the social horror genre explores how people interact. While movies like Get Out and Parasite are recent hits in the genre, the Carpenter brand is well established as an expert in this type of horror, with timeless movies like They Live and In the Mouth of Madness. John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Civilians is Storm King’s newest exploration of this category and is premiering at SDCC. Panelists include Sandy King, Duane Swierczynski, Jaime Carillo, Duane Swierczynski, Cat Stagg,Joe Harris, and moderator Kris Longo
Room 28DE


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Fandom & Sci-Fi Franchise Reboots: What's Next?

Studios, streamers and smaller production houses are scrambling to find exciting ways to capture audiences in a very crowded arena of sci-fi series. The answer? Look to past successes! How do you reach existing fandoms of 10-, 15-, or 20+-year-old series among all the white noise? As a passionate fan, how do you support a reboot? Do you even want a reboot? Insights are offered by studio and agency execs Scott Addison Clay (founder, Addison Interactive) and Kris Longfield (partner at Fanthropology), franchise leader Marsia Powers (president, Fandom Charities), fandom community founder Bernie Bregman (host/MC, producer, actor), and sci-fi influencer David Read (Dial the Gate producer). Plus: giveaways!
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: From English to Spanish, Translating Fandom

Translating is an art, as it doesn’t just mean to translate words from one language to another, but also to translate feelings, culture, and general mood. Adalisa Zárate (translator, Sailor Moon Anime Comic) talks about the challenges that come when translating beloved franchises into Spanish, and Sebastian M. Finck (host, NerDos podcast) comments on how those changes can break some fandoms into interesting conversations.
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Graduating with Comics

Educator Chanti Burnette (Ánimo South Los Angeles High School) and recent graduates Nicholas Oluwole (Ánimo South Los Angeles High School) and Sharon Alamos (Ánimo South Los Angeles High School) discuss the power of comics in their high school classes, showcasing lessons and student work from their classes together, starting in 9th grade English year and then again, as seniors, in AP English Literature. Session moderated by Angie Amador (literacy curriculum specialist for Green Dot Public Schools).
Helen Price Reading Room, San Diego Central Library


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Making Your First Comic: The Good, The Bad, and The Business Side

New comics creators and 2020 Script2Comic Prize winners Hedwig Hale (She Bites), Frank J. Kim (The West Moon Chronicle), Josh Eiserike (Charm City), Anastazja Davis (Eternus) and Joey Capurana (Trance) discuss the process of making their first titles with Scout Comics’s president James Haick, chief creative officer Don Handfield (Unikorn, Eternus), co-publisher Charlie Stickney (White Ash), and creative executive Jordan Moore.
Room 9


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Newcomers with Nicole Byer and Jon Gabrus: Live!

Nicole Byer (Grand Crew, Nailed It) and Jon Gabrus (101 Places to Party Before You Die, High and Mighty) host a live episode of Headgum’s Newcomers podcast; they’ll discuss Thor: Love & Thunder with special guests Sasheer Zamata (Home Economics, Woke, SNL, Best Friends Podcast) and Ify Nwadiwe (Grand Crew, Maximum Film!, Twisted Metal)!
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Proper Pitching and Promoting Yourself Post-Pandemic

The Pandemic has changed how we do many things, but one thing it can't change is how to properly pitch and promote yourself. You will learn about presentation, body language, elevator pitches, standing out, interview skills, and how to make an opportunity when there isn't one even during a global pandemic. Panelists Bryan Tillman (illustration professor, Montgomery College; owner/CEO of Kaiser Studio Productions) and Bakia Parker (art director, Single Digit Studios) will explore and demonstrate the proper way to pitch and promote yourself and your product.
Room 11


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation

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Room 25ABC


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Spotlight on Phil LaMarr

Actor Phil LaMarr, known for Mad TV, Pulp Fiction, and his extensive voice acting career, with roles animated series including Justice League, Futurama, Samurai Jac k, Static Shock, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, will be ruthlessly interrogated by Mark Evanier about his journey from an '80s comic book fanboy to the voice of iconic characters in the DC, Marvel, and many other fandom universes.
Room 23ABC


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: UDON Entertainment 2022-2023

Celebrating another ground-breaking year of publishing the best video game and anime artbooks and manga from Japan and all over the world, UDON's chief Erik Ko talk about all the new and exciting projects that UDON is going to offer in the coming months!
Room 4


4:15 pm - 5:15 pm: Legion M: How Fans are Disrupting Hollywood by Equity Crowdfunding

Legion M is the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company. Through equity crowdfunding, they’ve made it possible for anyone to become an entertainment investor. Get an up-close look at how Legion M has brought to the big screen such films as Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob: Reboot and Nicholas Cage’s Mandy—and how you can be involved, too. Legion M executives Jeff Annison, Terri Lubaroff, and David Baxter discuss their latest projects: Halloween thriller The Man in the White Van with Sean Astin (Goonies, The Lord of the Rings) as well as special video messages from director Warren Skeels (Siesta Key) and stars Madison Wolfe (The Conjuring 2), and Brec Bassinger (Stargirl), and Defiant: The Robert Smalls Story with producer Marvin "Krondon" Jones (Black Lightning).
Room 6DE


4:15 pm - 5:15 pm: SYFY’s Resident Alien Invades Your Con

The cast of Resident Alien, Alan Tudyk, Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund, Levi Fiehler, Elizabeth Bowen, and Judah Prehn, and executive producer/showrunner Chris Sheridan come together for the first time on the same stage to answer your burning questions and give you an out-of-this-world exclusive look into the season 2 return on August 10 on SYFY. Moderated by Ancient Aliens star and co-executive producer (and Resident Alien guest star), Giorgio A. Tsoukalos.
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


4:15 pm - 5:15 pm: The End is Nye with Bill Nye

Bill Nye the Science Guy is back and hosting an all-new science disaster series The End Is Nye with co-creators Seth MacFarlane and Brannon Braga. Each episode of the Peacock series explores an epic global disaster with engaging VFX spectacles, then demystifies them using science to show how we can survive, mitigate, and even prevent them. Sprinkled with Seth MacFarlane’s signature humor, this timely series explores end-of-the-world scenarios with Bill Nye at the center of it all. Executive producer Bill Nye, showrunner/EP Brannon Braga (Star Trek, The Orville, Books of Blood), and executive producer Erica Huggins (president, Fuzzy Door) debut the official trailer and share an exclusive sneak peek at their new Peacock series from Universal Television Alternative Studio and UCP.
Room 6A


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: A Look Back on the Incredible Work of Chris Sanders

Chris Sanders (director-writer, illustrator) brought to life Lilo and Stitch, How to Train Your Dragon, and The Croods. These unforgettable stories and mesmerizing characters amassed fandom around the world. Join Jessica Tseang (international comics historian/AMC's Secret History of Comics) has a discussion with the celebrated creator on his journey through the entertainment industry, independent works (Rescue Sirens, Kiskaloo), and the 20th anniversary of Lilo and Stitch.
Room 7AB


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Costumes of Obi-Wan Kenobi

Costume designer, Suttirat Larlarb will discuss what went into reimagining the legendary Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Star Wars universe. She will be joined by her team: Stacia Lang (assistant costume designer), Elise Drozdowski (fabric buyer), and Jennifer Connell (costumer). Moderated by Amy Ratcliffe (author, The Jedi Mind, Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy).
Room 10


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Fleischer Cartoons: Celebrating the Art & Inventions of Max Fleischer

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Fleischer Cartoons: Celebrating the Art & Inventions of Max Fleischer
Ray Pointer, author (The Art and Inventions of Max Fleischer: American Animation Pioneer), Bill Leff, tv host (Toon in With Me), Mauricio Alvarado (Rockin Pins), Jane Fleischer Reid
Sails Pavilion: AA03


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: It's a Filmstrip, Charlie Brown

In the 1980s, kids got career advice from Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and pals (including a new Latina friend) in educational filmstrips produced by the Peanuts animation team. Benjamin L. Clark (curator, The Charles Schulz Museum) and Nat Gertler (The Aaugh Blog) discuss and present some of these filmstrips, with one live-cast voice performance by cartoonist Gladys Ochoa (Ribbons of Thought), Allison Gertler (Invisible Zeppelin), and more., and more.
Room 26AB


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Production Design: The Jurassic Park Saga: A Design 65 Million Years in the Making

It’s the end of an era—we will never again have a new release from the Jurassic franchise. From the world, it takes place in (the sets), to the creatures, vehicles, props and so much more, the production design is what makes the words on the page come to life on screen. The process begins with the vision of the production designer and continues with hours of research, and months of collaboration with the director, cinematographer, and an army of art department and visual effects artists. The Art Directors Guild brings you some of the foremost designers who have worked on the six-film Jurassic Park saga to share their processes, techniques, and experiences. Panelists include Doug Meerdink (Jurassic World, Jurassic Park 3), Stefan Dechant (The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park), Ed Verreaux (Jurassic Park III, Jurassic World), John Bell (Jurassic Park), and Lauren Polizzi (The Lost World: Jurassic Park). Moderated by Michael Allen Glover (Station 11, The Alienist: Angel of Darkness).
Room 29CD


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Race, Gender, and The Comic Book Medium

Women in Comics Collective International (WinC for short, pronounced "wink"), is an artistic and informative initiative that serves to highlight the merit and craftwork of marginalized voices, especially those of IIPOC/BBIIMP who work in the comics and multimedia industry. In celebration of WinC's 10-year anniversary, panelists will discuss how the industry has evolved since the organization's creation. Featuring Dr. Shamika Mitchell (EIC at WinC Magazine; historian at Lymari Media), Vanee Smith-Matsalia (EIC of Blerd Galaxy Magazine; founder of WinC-EDU), Che Grayson (writer, DC Comics, IDW, Z2 Comics), John Jennings (artist, graphic novel editor at Abrams Megascope), Malissa White (editor, Scout Comics), and Christine Pasalo Norland (writer, founder of Hello Barkada). Moderated by Regine L. Sawyer (writer, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Z2 Comics; coordinator and founder at WinC International).
Room 24ABC


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Spotlight on Tomi Adeyemi

Named one of Times magazine’s 100 most influential people, Tomi Adeyemi is a Hugo and Nebula Award–winning Nigerian-American writer and storyteller. She is a creator, an entrepreneur, and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Children of Blood and Bone and Children of Virtue and Vengeance. Her final book in the trilogy, Children of Anguish and Anarchy, will be published in 2023. She will be discussing all things fantasy, which includes starting and ending her trilogy and the creation of a movie franchise. In addition, she will answer questions about her transition to her first adult novel American Ravens, which recently sold. Moderated by Chloe Jory (novelist/editor).
Room 5AB


4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Creating Fantasy/Horror Characters

Joyce Chin discusses and demonstrates using various influences to ignite ideas and inform unique fantasy and horror character designs
Room 2


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Critical Role: Q&A with the Cast

The cast of Critical Role (Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Ashley Johnson, Taliesin Jaffe, Liam O’Brien, Travis Willingham, and Laura Bailey) participate in a Q&A style panel moderated by Christian Navarro.
Ballroom 20


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Black Mask: Debuting Tomorrow's Legends

Black Mask has made a name for itself as the hottest launchpad to debut new talent and as the home for some of the coolest, most provocative comics around, including BLACK, Destiny NY, CALEXIT, 4 Kids Walk into a Bank, and Alice In Leatherland. Black Mask co-founder Matteo Pizzolo (CALEXIT) joins creators Kwanza Osajyefo (BLACK), Pat Shand (Destiny NY), Adam Egypt Mortimer (Ballistic), and others for a wide-ranging discussion of how new ideas are changing comics and how you can be a part of it.
Room 28DE


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Can Mexico’s Pop Culture Superheroes Save the World?

Mexico’s culture is rich in so many aspects, and that also applies to Mexico’s superheroes. With the current World crisis, let’s talk about those heroes and their personalities—heroes like Kaliman, El Chapulin Colorado, El Pantera, Zor y los Invensibles, Chabelo, and of course our Mexican lucha libre luchadores. If they were to unite in our modern era, could they save the world? Moderator Hugo Castro (founder and CEO at Gamacon/BC Media Lab) will be joined by panelists Psicosis (legendary professional Mexican lucha libre wrestler), Luisa Gómez de Silva (Mexican movie and TV series producer for Fear the WalkingDead/ Selena and more), and Jesse “Urban Aztec” Hernandez (visual artist for Marvel/DC/Gears of War).
Room 4


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Comics on Campus: Fandom + Academia

As part of SDDC’s ongoing Comics on Campus panel series, Rob Salkowitz (University of Washington, Forbes, ICV2), Professor Christine Knopf (State University of New York, Cortland), Professor Christopher Wildrick (Syracuse University), and Professor Billy Obenauer (University of Maine) discuss how academia analyzes and leverages pop culture as a learning tool for students in business, literature, filmmaking, and more, with a focused exploration of fandom inflection points. Moderated by Ed Catto (Ithaca College, Captain Action).
Helen Price Reading Room, San Diego Central Library


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Everyone' a Critic: Being a Pop Culture Journalist in an Online Age

The past decade has seen an explosion in the scope of journalism, from the rise of citizen journalism to blogging to vloggers, podcasters, and online-only news sources. Alan Ng (FilmThreat), Bill Watters (Nerdbot, ScreenRant), Danielle Broadway (Black Girl Nerds, LA Times), Mary Anne Butler (Nerdbot), and Bob Chipman (MovieBob) will discuss the roles new media play between their readers and the industries and communities they serve. Topics will include varying levels of informality versus classic ideas of professionalism, show-specific outlets versus general news sites, and more
Room 9


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Fashionably Nerdy Moms and Kids

Fashion-forward fandom-loving moms and designers will help you navigate through the wasteland of chic fandom fashion for maternity, moms, and kids. Embrace your body at every size, and dress your children with respect to their interests while introducing them to your favorites through fashion. Moderated by Stephanie Pressman (Fashionably Nerdy), with Erika Kurzawa,Jordan Dene Ellis (Sartorial Geek; Jordandene), Kristi Siedow-Thompson (Her Universe Fashion Show winner), Trisha Hershberger (Geek & Sundry), and Amy Roiland.
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Kevin Eastman Studios

Kevin Eastman will talk all things TMNT and Kevin Eastman Studios' upcoming projects, as well as engage in a Q&A. Surprise guests will join Kevin
Room 23ABC


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: LOVE x LOVE: All-inclusive Romance from TOKYOPOP

TOKYOPOP's LOVE x LOVE romance imprint is bringing even more yaoi, yuri, shoujo, and true LGBTQ+ titles to manga lovers. This is an open conversation about queer stories and representation in romance manga spaces.
Room 29AB


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and special guests provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Hall H


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Selling the Hit: What You Always Wanted to Know About the Stunt Industry (In Memory of Eric Cajiuat)

Stuntmen and stuntwomen from Avengers: Endgame, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Walking Dead, Agents of Shield, MacGuyver, and many more discuss their experiences and offer advice in getting into and navigating the stunt industry in movies and TV, as well as how it is changing.
Omni Grand Ballroom DE, 4th Floor, Omni Hotel


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Star Trek in the Media Multi-verse!

From video games to comics to nonfiction reference and guide books to—yes—film and TV scripts, Star Trek is increasingly coordinated across its “official” mediascape, in ever more fun and imaginative media. Author/host Larry “Dr. Trek” Nemecek (ST:TNG Companion, Star Trek: Stellar Cartography) moderates process notes and anecdotes with other past and current Trek creatives who keep Gene Roddenberry’s universe cohesive for a whole new generation. Panelists include Star Trek science advisor Dr. Erin Macdonald (Star Trek: My First Book of Space, Star Trek: My First Book of Colors), associate art director/3D artist Thomas Marrone (Star Trek Online, Star Trek: Picard), and author/artist Aaron Harvey (Star Trek: Animated Series Official Guide, IDW comics covers).
Room 25ABC


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: U.S. Space Force: Reality Versus Imagination

Captain Bethany Blanton (U.S. Space Force, Guardian), Maj. Mark Lazane (U.S. Air Force), J’nae Rae Spano (SF & Fantasy author, actor), Kevin Grazier, Ph.D. (Battlestar Galactica, Gravity), and Scott Rogers (game designer, ALIEN: Fate of the Nostromo), discuss fact and fiction of military in space and what they envision U.S. Space Force could be to make it a reality. Moderated by Colleen Kelly Burks (cosplayer, convention runner).
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Writing Group Workshop: Finding Your People

Somewhere between getting the first word down on the page and sending your finished work to agents, you're going to need feedback. Who do you turn to? How do you know the feedback you're getting is any good? Marni Freedman (award-winning screenwriter, Playing Mona Lisa; playwright , Roustabouts; and programming director for the San Diego Writers Festival), Dr. Berberet Heather (psychologist, San Diego Memoir Showcase 2021 winner, Shaking the Tree), Skye Anderson, and Dale Kelly Bankhead (author, Provocation, Eye of the Storm) present tips on finding or creating a reliable, helpful read and critique group. You might even find some of your new writing partners in the room!
Room 11


5:15 pm - 6:15 pm: NBA Players Are Anime Fans, Too

NBA star De'Aaron Fox (Sacramento Kings), eigoMANGA editors, and others discuss anime and pop culture fandom and how it intertwines with his NBA basketball career. They will also discuss the fundamentals of writing comics centered around sports.
Room 6BCF


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: A Creator’s Guide to Indie Comics

Prolific independent comic creators David Booher (writer, Canto), Matt Hawkins (president/COO, Top Cow), Blake Northcott (writer, Everglade Angels), Charlie Stickney (co-publisher, Scout Comics), 2022 Eisner nominee David F. Walker (writer, Bitter Root), and 2022 Eisner nominee Barbra Dillon (editor, Fanbase Press) discuss breaking in, staying in, and everything in between. Moderated by Terry Mayo (writer, The Wicked Righteous).
Room 26AB


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Classic Erotic Comics: A Closer Look

Amanda Conner (artist famed for her bestselling 100-plus issues of Harley Quinn) , Trina Robbins (herstorian, Wimmen’s Comix artist/writer/editor), Maggie Thompson (writer and editor of material about comic art for more than half a century), Danny Fingeroth (author of A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee), and Andrew Farago (curator of the Cartoon Art Museum) take an in-depth look at visual erotica by the most outstanding comics artists of the 1940s/1950s, including Matt Baker, Bill Ward, Jack Cole, Tarpé Mills, Lily Renée, and Lee Elias as well as Will Eisner, creator of The Spirit’s femme fatale villainesses, and Dragon Lady’s Milton Caniff. Even today, artworks by these legends remain sexy and seductive, racy and risqué, steamy and salacious. Moderated by Sydney Heifler (romance comics history expert) and Michael Dooley (comics history professor and author of many comics-related features and books).
Room 29CD


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: First Look: Knights of the Zodiac

Toei Animation and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions invite you to be among the first to experience Knights of the Zodiac, a live-action feature film inspired by the classic 1980s manga and anime series. The star-studded cast includes Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), Famke Janssen (X-Men), Nick Stahl (Fear the Walking Dead), Mackenyu (Netflix’s upcoming One Piece), and Mark Dacascos (John Wick: Chapter 3: Parabellum). Key cast members Madison Iseman (Jumanji franchise) and Diego Tinoco (On My Block) participate on a panel featuring action-packed behind-the-scenes footage, alongside producer Yoshi Ikezawa (Halo Legends), director Tomasz Baginski (The Witcher), fight choreographer Andy Cheng (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), and 10 Cloverfield Lane screenwriters Josh Campbell and Matt Stuecken. Stefanie Woodburn moderates the discussion.
Room 6A


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: From Story to Screens: Getting Your Project Produced

Got a great concept, book, script, or independent project you want to sell? Dara Cohen (VP of scripted entertainment, Halcyon Studios), Lisa Papatzimas (VP of marketing & PR, Halcyon Studios), and Jeff Meier (head of programming, Crackle Plus) share tips on how to take that IP and get it made and/or distributed. Moderated by Chris Woolsey (senior director of communications, Crackle Plus).
Room 7AB


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: GirlsDrawinGirls: Women in the Art Business Post-Pandemic

Tricia Buchanan-Benson (The Simpsons, Disney Fine Arts), Danni Shinya Luo (illustrator), Alicia Perkins (Vegan Power Co), and other women artists discuss navigating life and work in small business art and the entertainment industry in a post-pandemic world. Moderated by Melody Severns (The Simpsons, GirlsDrawinGirls, LLC president).
Room 10


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Monsters Are for Everyone

Whether in extreme horror, sci-fi explorations, or fantastical fun for kids, the love for monsters is real. Experts in the field Steve Niles and Shannon Eric Denton (Monster Forge Productions), Rodney Barnes (Killadelphia), Hans Rodionoff (Man-Thing), Brea Grant (Halloween II), Dirk Blackman (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans), Ken Lashley (Black Panther), Kevin Grevioux (Underworld), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), and Thomas Healy (Spawn EiC) discuss inspirations and their upcoming film, comics, and toy projects that revolve around this ever-evolving appreciation of the monstrous things that scare and delight us.
Room 24ABC


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: This Panel Will Give You Emotional Damage

YouTube and TikTok are giving voice to a new generation of hilarious, provocative, and stereotype-challenging comedy, drawing hundreds of millions of views and increasing Asian representation in the global entertainment industry. Online sketch comedy sensations Steven “Emotional Damage!” He, Ian Bogg, Alan Chow, and Jeenie “JeenieWeenie” Kwon offer an hour of fun, insights, and unexpected laughs, moderated by entrepreneur/podcaster Tony Kim (Hero Within).
Room 5AB


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Visualizing The Batman

For Warner Brothers’ The Batman, Halon Entertainment (a NEP Virtual Studios Company) created dynamic previsualization action sequences, grounded in the real world to help define Matt Reeves’s bold new vision of Gotham City. Halon’s Casey Pyke (previsualization supervisor), Jess Marley (virtual art department supervisor), and Kristin Turnipseed (lead visualization artist) take a closer look at how virtual production served the VFX to help create these dark and thrilling sequences. Featuring exclusive never-before-seen material. This panel will be moderated by Den of Geek’s Mike Cecchini.
Room 6DE


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: World Premiere of Peacock and UCP’s The Resort

Creator Andy Siara (Palm Springs) joins cast members William Jackson Harper (The Good Place, The Underground Railroad), Cristin Milioti (Palm Springs, Made for Love), Nina Bloomgarden (Hot Pink), Luis Gerardo Méndez (Narcos: Mexico), and Gabriela Cartol (La Camarista) for a special screening and conversation as they premiere the highly anticipated mystery thriller The Resort. It is a multi-generational, coming-of-age love story disguised as a fast-paced mystery about the disappointment of time. An anniversary trip puts a marriage to the test when the couple finds themselves embroiled in one of the Yucatan’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries that took place 15 years prior.
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Cardboard Heroes: Marvel Universe 1992 Retrospective

1992 was a pivotal year in comic book culture. Spider-Man 2099 showed us the Marvel of the future, Wetworks introduced us to our first Filipino Superhero Grail, and DC killed the Man of Steel. Trading cards supported these pivotal moments, and this panel will let you hear from the artists that worked on Marvel's trading cards alongside the pop culture voices that were influenced by these collectibles. Ken Rolow (host, Comic Banter) and JPG (pop- ulture consultant, InterMyth), will be joined by Karl Altstaetter (artist, Marvel and DC), Ian Encabo (artist, Upper Deck), and other creatives in the industry.
Room 9


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Female Filmmakers: Women Behind the Lens

Filmmakers Meghan Fitzmartin (Supernatural), Tamara Robertson (Mythbusters), Hanah Cook (DC Superhero Girls), Brea Grant (Eastsiders), Trish Doolan (April's Shower), and Heidi Honeycutt (Etheria Film Festival) discuss the challenges of working in a male-dominated industry and the importance of women telling their own stories in a panel moderated by Fantastic Frankey (Heroic Girls).
Room 4


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Heavy Metal Launching New Voices

Heavy Metal has launched many careers in the worlds of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Come meet some of the new faces launching into the world of comics. Learn what it takes to start a career in this industry.
Room 28DE


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: How to Build a Commercial Space Station

Axiom Station will take flight to low Earth orbit in 2024. Women engineers at Axiom Space—Nanette Beery, Trisha Bhattacharya, Megan Yang, and Raneem Shahin—will share insights into designing, engineering, and building humanity’s first private home for living and working off the planet. They will also share their perspective on what it means to work on this historic mission to make humans a spacefaring speciesModerated by Anjali Gupta (business development science lead for In-Space Solutions at Axiom Space).
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: How to Talk for a Living: Voiceover 101

Master storyteller and award-winning voiceover artist Scott Brick puts volunteers from the audience through their paces to see if they (and you) have what it takes to join the competitive world of voiceover. Joining him will be voice actor Townsend Coleman best known for his work in animation, commercials, and network TV promos, including the voice of Michelangelo on the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series.
Room 2


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Listening to the Fans

Over the past decade, fans and creators have had more access to each other than ever before—and sometimes, the results have been painful. How can creators take in fan feedback without altering their work in a reactionary way? How can fans express good-faith critique without placing demands on creators? Featuring panelists who spend time on both sides of the fan/creator divide: Sarah Kuhn (the Heroine Complex series, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra) Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance), Britta Lundin (Riverdale, Betty), Justin Bolger (StarWars.com, Fantasy Fight Games), and Flourish Klink (Fansplaining), moderated by Elizabeth Minkel (Fansplaining).
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Taking Off with Rocketship Entertainment

Rocketship Entertainment, recipient of the 2021 Ringo Award for Favorite Publisher, has quickly become the industry leader in publishing hit webcomics and webtoons. Hear from CEO and publisher Tom Akel,Leeanne M. Krecic (aka “Mongie,” creator of the Eisner-nominated Let's Play), New York Times bestselling author Nick Seluk (Lars the Awkward Yeti, Heart & Brain), Ryan Benjamin (creator of the Eisner-nominated Brothers Bond), Eisner Award winner Sanford Greene (1000), Thom Zahler (Cupid's Arrows, Warning Label), and Reilly Brown (Outrage) for a taste of what's coming to Rocketship in 2022 and 2023. They’ll talk about the transitions from webcomics to print and back and the challenges for creators looking to find success in both mediums.
Room 23ABC


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Acting in Age of Green Screen

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Room 25ABC


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Becoming a Writer

Given an overwhelming amount of mythology about how to break in as a writer, it’s essential to make sure that newbie writers have the most accurate and useful information possible. Hence this no-holds-barred question-and-answer session with J. Michael Straczynski, the award-winning writer/producer for over 400 comics, another 300 TV episodes, and 5 movies, along with novels and nonfiction books. Bring your best (and ideally most relevant to others) questions on writing for film, TV, comics, novels and other forms, and get the straight skinny from someone who has done, and is still doing it all.
Room 11


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Out in Comics Year 35: Do Say Gay!

The comic world’s longest-running panel is back for its 35th record-breaking year. The Comic Book world has become a celebrated part of the Pop Culture world. LGBTQ comics and graphic novels for all ages are being produced and acclaimed in incredible numbers, and queer characters are finally starting to show up in genre movies and TV shows. And yet, in our politicized and polarized world, LGBTQ comics and graphic novels and LGBTQ characters in popular media are still facing censure and opposition. This means that telling stories of queer characters of diverse backgrounds and identities is more important than ever before. Prism Comics, moderator Andy Mangels [he/him/his] (the Founder of the “Out In Comics” panel; bestselling author of Wonder Woman ‘77 Meets The Bionic Woman, Star Trek and Star Wars books and comics) and special guest panelists discuss what being “Out In Comics” means now and in the future. Panelists include The Kao [he/him/his] (an artist known for the semi-autobiographical Mondo Mango on Tapas, and Magical Boy, the Prism Award-winning manga webcomic and Scholastic graphic novel series about a trans youth), Jarrett Melendez [he/him/his] (writer and co-creator of Chef's Kiss, a queer kitchen romance from Oni Press, and a comic-style cookbook called The Comic Kitchen), David Reddish [he/him/his] (media journalist for ScreenRant, Queerty, and Playboy, award-winning author of the novel Sex Drugs & Superheroes and its sequel Conquest of the Planet of the Geeks), Lilah Sturges [she/her/hers] (writer of the books Lumberjanes: The Internal Compass and The Magicians: Alice's Story, and the trans-friendly Girl Haven, writer and co-writer of DC's Jack of Fables, Shadowpact, House of Mystery, Blue Beetle, and more), and Malissa White [she/her/hers] (writer of webcomics Nightmare, Soundbox, and A Wailing Blade, pop culture reviewer, editor at Scout Comics).
Room 29AB


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: AEW: Heroes and Villains

AEW: Dynamite and AEW: Rampage stars CM Punk, Jade Cargill, Darby Allin, Orange Cassidy, and Bryan Danielson will take the stage for a ringside view of the popular wrestling franchise airing weekly on TBS and TNT. Moderated by AEW commentator Excalibur, the discussion will dig into the heroes, villains, and championship quests through the eyes of the biggest names in wrestling.
Room 6BCF


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Bat in the Sun

Meet the creators of the popular YouTube series Super Power Beat Down as they discuss their newest projects along and offer sneak previews of Dying is Easy, Legend of the White Dragon and The Space Bears. They’ll give insights on how to build your social media following to a whopping 3 million followers as well as filmmaking tips and tricks! Learn from our directors, actors, stuntmen, producers, costume makers, musicians, and others. Meet Aaron Schoenke, Sean Schoenke, Kevin Porter, Tatiana Neva, Shawn Reeves, and Ben Dukes.
Room 7AB


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Kung Fu in the Age of Marvel and John Wick

The filmmaking team behind indie sensation The Paper Tigers discuss the enduring philosophies of traditional Kung Fu cinema and how they applied them throughout the process of creating a truly independent martial arts film in spite of a movie industry dominated by giants. Writer and director Bao Tran will be joined by producers Al’n Duong and Michael Velasquez along with cast members Alain Uy (Station 19, Helstrom), Ron Yuan (Mulan, Marco Polo), Mykel Shannon Jenkins (Undisputed 3: Redemption, Containment), Matthew Page (Enter The Dojo, Big Sky), Ken Quitugua (Unlucky Stars), Andy Le (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), and Brian Le (Everything Everywhere All at Once).
Room 26AB


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Live Celebrity Gameshow: ITATYWOYCTSATATIWOMC

“Is The Answer That You Wrote On Your Card The Same As The Answer That I Wrote On My Card" pays homage to the original Hollywood game show The Match Game. Watch two contestants try to win by matching wits with celebrated talent including some of the most iconic voice-over artists in the industry. Featuring Maurice LaMarche (Pinky & The Brain), Tom Kenny (Sponge Bob Square Pants), Tara Strong (Batgirl), Laura Post (Persona 5 Royal), Jacqueline Emerson (Hunger Games), and Dana Powers (Carcerem).
Room 5AB


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Magic the Gathering: Blogatog Live

Magic head designer Mark Rosewater presents this one-man program in which he re-creates his daily blog, answering the audience's questions about the making of the popular trading card game.
Room 24ABC


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: The Art and Business of Licensing

Erica Stead (director of licensing, Gearbox Entertainment) and Meredith Hershey (associate licensing manager, Gearbox Entertainment), join Ashley Edward Miller (Showrunner, DOTA: Dragon's Blood, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), and Amy Chu (writer, DOTA: Dragon's Blood, Borderlands comic) in a discussion on the creative and business process of developing licensed content for fan-favorite franchises such as Borderlands, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, and DOTA.
Room 10


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: The Art of Studio Ghibli Returns

Hirokatsu Kihara (Studio Ghibli production coordinator, 1985–1990) tells the story behind Studio Ghibli while showing various pieces of original, behind-the-scenes art.
Room 29CD


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm: A Panel with Kevin Smith!

Kevin Smith is like the gum under the table at which actual celebrity guests sit during much better panels in Hall H: The guy just keeps sticking around. Not-so-Silent Bob returns to the Hall H stage with the cast of his first feature Clerks as they world premiere the opening 5 minutes of Lionsgate's Clerks III! See Dante and Randal and Jay and Silent Bob on the Hall H screen before anyone else gets to see them in theaters this fall! Whether he's dishing details about the just-announced season 2 of Masters of the Universe or rambling on about Marvel movies and the Mandalorian, ComiKev makes Comic-Con FAN-tastic!
Hall H


6:45 pm - 7:45 pm: Hamster & Gretel

The cast and creative team behind Disney Channel's Hamster & Gretel present a first look at the hilarious new superhero series before it premieres. Renowned animation veteran and creator Dan Povenmire, co-creator of the hit series Phineas and Ferb, will be joined by co-producer and story editor Joanna Hausmann and select cast members for a discussion about the world and the characters of this new music-filled animated series, moderated by actress and comedian Liza Koshy.
Room 6A


6:45 pm - 7:45 pm: Back with a Vengeance: Chucky

He’s your friend ‘till the very end! Chucky creator/executive producer Don Mancini joins the voice of the iconic killer doll, Brad Dourif, with surprise guests for a can't-miss conversation moderated by TV Guide Magazine's Damian Holbrook and a behind-the-scenes look at season 2 returning this October on USA and SYFY.
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


6:45 pm - 7:45 pm: Darknights and Daydreams: From Batman to Broadway

How far would you go to make your dreams come true? Devastated by how Batman was portrayed as a campy joke in the 1960s television series, teenager Michael Uslan vowed to show the world the dark and serious vigilante envisioned by Bill Finger and Bob Kane. He didn’t stop until he acquired the film rights to the character and began an impressive four decades producing Batman on film, starting with Michael Keaton’s Batman in 1989. Now Michael’s story is on its way to Broadway! Join Batman franchise producer Michael Uslan, Broadway Disney veteran Don Frantz (Beauty and the Beast), and Legion M’s VP development David Baxter for a lively discussion of the journey of adapting Uslan’s inspirational memoir The Boy Who Loved Batman for the Broadway stage. . . . along with a fabulous Batman Q&A and special video messages from director Lonny Price (Sunset Boulevard), screenwriter Alan Zweibel (Curb Your Enthusiasm), and producer Robert Nederlander Jr. (CEO Nederlander Entertainment). Moderated by publicist Gary Miereanu.
Room 6DE



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