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Friday, July 22, 2022, 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
« on: July 01, 2022, 05:43:51 PM »
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Panels - Friday, July 22, 1:00pm - 3:45pm


1:00 pm - 1:45 pm: Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal Season 2 Discussion and Q&A

After winning five Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Animated Program, Genndy Tartakovksy’s Primal returns to Adult Swim. Animation legend Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars) and art director Scott Wills (The Ren & Stimpy Show, Samurai Jack) dive deep into the second season of the acclaimed animation adventure.
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Bizarro World of Superman–Me bizarro, U Not

A deep look into the most bizarre anti-superhero ever created. Venture with three humans into the crazy World of Bizarro #1 and his families. From 1958 to 1984, us expose bizarro laws and ways, which b revealed to all us. U b amazed with blue kryptonite, Bizarro Lois #1, Bizarro Lois Lane Jr., Bizarro Superboy, Bizarro Krypto, Bizarro Supergirl and more bizarro herOs. Hear: The most prolific quotes from Bizarro #1. eXplore: All 9 corners of the SQUARE bizarro World. Learn: What Bizarro #1 was really trying to say. See: Lots of comic book panels shown at the panel. find Out: How bizarro Mr. Mxyzptlk can b returned to his 5th dimension. Know: how not to accidently create Bizarros of yur own. Us start at the end, as Unlogic will b us guides. If u truly live by Bizarro codes . . . u won’t show up for no Fun. all humans . . . stay away.
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Comics Arts Conference Session #7: From Mopsy to Trina: Mid-Century Fashion in Comics and Its Legacy

Mid-century romance and girls’ comics such as Young Romance, Betty and Veronica, and Millie the Model were often sexist in their caricatures of young women, their lives, and their supposed incurable obsession with boys. However, this roundtable investigates how these comics also included other, fashion-focused elements that stimulated reader identification, which led to women-friendly, empowering comics such as Trina Robbins’s Misty and California Girls. Trina Robbins (independent scholar), Sydney Heifler (The Ohio State University), and Michael Dooley (Art Center College of Design) showcase of a variety of fashion comic features such as paper dolls, advice articles, and reader illustrations, exploring how young women were able to find more empowering messages that meaningfully connected to their personal, subjective experiences beyond simple, chauvinistic clichés, and analyzing the ways in which fashions in comic books from the mid-century and beyond connect with and amplify the cultures and politics of the times.
Room 26AB


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Dark Side of the Moon: Playing with Untrustworthy Archetypes

Misguided, unpredictable, outlandish, and untrustworthy. Mary E. Pearson (Dance of Thieves), Marissa Meyer (Gilded), Zoe Hana Mikuta (Godslayers), and Tricia Levenseller (Master of Iron) have all written characters that their readers might feel a bit . . . suspicious of. The authors discuss how they dreamed up these characters and how they got starring roles in their books. Moderated by Axie Oh (The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea).
Room 29AB


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Design for TV and Film: The art of Neville Page

Neville Page (Avatar, Star Trek Discovery, Picard,Strange New Worlds) will be discussing the use of traditional techniques as well as the latest technologies that allow for greater exploration in design and communication. He will be joined by Todd Cherniawsky (Star Trek Picard, ObiWan, Distant). Neville and Todd have worked together over the years combining talents and techniques on many popular and successful films and TV shows.
Room 23ABC


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Dynamic Imagery

Some images are unforgettable—larger than life and ingrained in our collective memories. What does it take to create art that astounds and speaks to us? Creators Becky Cloonan (Wonder Woman), Liana Kangas (TRVE KVLT), Tula Lotay (Barnstormers), Kevin Maguire (Godzilla), and Yoshi Yos**tani discuss with moderator Jazzlyn Stone (Joan Jett 40x40, The Demon) how some of their most memorable moments were achieved.
Room 25ABC


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: History of Sci-Fi Costumes

Costumer and seamstress Augusta Avallone (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Trek Picard) charts the history of costuming in science fiction films and television shows, from Méliès' A Trip to the Moon to the MCU, focusing on not just the tropes of science fiction (jumpsuits anyone?), but the influence of military silhouettes, technological advances in fabrics, and the comparison of design elements as they appear in films such as Star Wars and Star Trek.
Omni Grand Ballroom DE, 4th Floor, Omni Hotel


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Hollywood Location Scouts (10th Annual)

They found Tatooine in Tunisia, Arakis in Jordan, Middle-earth in New Zealand, and Kings Landing in Croatia. Working alongside directors and production designers, location scouts are the visual artists who bring forth every place that you see on the screen. Six location scouts and location manager members of the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) will discuss the creative and logistical aspects of their jobs, relate some exciting anecdotes, and answer audience questions. Moderator and LMGI President John Rakich (SEE, Shadowhunters) hosts panelists Michael Buonanno (Hawkeye, Spider-Man: Far From Home), Shasta Kinney Fortin (Westworld, Snowfall), Jason Nolan (Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Wynonna Earp), Zachary Quemore (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Matrix: Resurrection), and Julietta Rey del Castillo (Ms. Marvel, The Suicide Squad).
Room 9


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: How to Succeed on Kickstarter

More creators and publishers are launching successful Kickstarter campaigns than ever before. Kickstarter’s director of publishing & comics outreach Oriana Leckert, editor and co-founder of Access Guide to the Black Comic Book Community Joseph Illidge, comic book superstar Jimmy Palmiotti (Pop Kill), writer Charlie Stickney (White Ash, The Adept), and comic writer and critic Kat Calamia (Bi Visibility) discuss the most difficult and most rewarding elements of crowdfunding, how to structure your campaign, the best ways to promote your project, and everything in between.
Room 32AB


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Love from the Silver Age Until Now: New Projects

Barbara Friedlander, the first woman to create a comic featuring her creations, DC's Swing with Scooter, discusses her career as a romance comics editor/writer at DC in the "Mad Man" age of comics. Ms. Friedlander will discuss how she changed comics and how comics changed her in the late 1960s during the Silver Age of Comics. She will also discuss her current romance projects in collaboration with various artists.
Room 4


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far, Away . . .

From the days of the glorious High Republic to the Age of Rebellion to the time of the fearsome First Order, join some of Lucasfilm Publishing's all-star authors as they discuss stories from throughout the entire Star Wars saga, including reveals, announcements, and sneak peeks. Featuring Kristin Baver (Timelines), Cecil Castellucci (Star Wars: Moving Target), Adam Christopher (Shadow of the Sith), Claudia Gray (The High Republic: The Fallen Star), George Mann (The High Republic: Quest for the Hidden City), Beth Revis (The Princess and the Scoundrel), Cavan Scott (The High Republic: The Rising Storm), and Kiersten White (Padawan). Moderated by Lucasfilm's Michael Siglain.
Room 7AB


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Raising the Dead: Horror Comics and the Comics Code

Horror allows creators to explore our collective fears and examine societal taboos. This subversive power led to the targeting of horror comics by the Comics Code Authority and the Comics Code, which meant genre mainstays like vampires and zombies and more were locked in the crypt for decades. CBLDF communications director Jordan Smith, [email protected]’s Pamela Jackson, and other expert panelists raise the dead, talking about the history of horror comics, why they were targeted by the CCA, and how the resurrection of horror is still pushing boundaries today.
Room 11


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Retold, Reimagined, and Refreshed

Whether it's adapting Shakespearean classics, creating spin-offs of popular titles from our childhood, or reimagining centuries-old fairy tales and myths, today's graphic novels offer readers exciting new portals into familiar worlds. Creators Katy Farina (Baby-sitters Little Sister), Gabriela Epstein (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix), Bree Paulsen (Garlic and the Vampire), and Steven Banks (Middle School Bites: Night of the Vam-Wolf-Zom) discuss how they put their own unique spin on established stories and characters for new readers with Tracy Edmunds (VP of K-12 education, Reading with Pictures).
Helen Price Reading Room, San Diego Central Library


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Spotlight on Danny Fingeroth

Danny Fingeroth has had a long and accomplished career in and around the comics industry. After 18 years as a writer and Group Editor at Marvel, best known for his work on Spider-Man, Danny has worked in executive positions at digital entertainment companies Virtual Comics and Visionary Media and created and packaged Write Now! magazine for TwoMorrows. He’s taught comics-related topics at venues including NYU and the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, where he was the director of education. Danny serves as Chair of Will Eisner Week for Will Eisner Studios and as a consultant to the current traveling exhibition. His books on popular culture include Superman on the Couch and Disguised as Clark Kent. His most recent book is A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee, chosen as an Entertainment Book of the Year by the Times of London and SyFy. Danny discusses his life and career with pop culture historian Jerry Beck (The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons).
Room 28DE


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: The Australian Bronze Age Comics

Neville Howard (Grail Hunters Australia founder) and Alana Marshall (Grail Hunters Australia moderator) are joined by Cyclone Comics founder Gary Chaloner and comics creator Dave de Vries (Southern Squadron) for an interactive Q&A to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Australia's finest Bronze Age comics, from original Cyclone Comics creations to Newton and Yaffa reprints.
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: The Kaiju Kingdom Podcast: Bringing Kaijus to Life

Japanese veteran suit actors, practical effects artists, and designers discuss with Jessica Tseang (co-host, The Kaiju Kingdom Podcast) and Chris Eaton (co-host, The Kaiju Kingdom Podcast) the legacy of the various popular kaiju franchises. They will touch upon how these monsters gain success across two very different cultures and what it was like bringing them to life. Panelists include Dore Kraus (actor, Ultraman Great), Darnell Isom (artist, Legacy FX Godzilla: King of the Monsters), and Hiroshi Kanatani (manga artist, Tsuburaya).
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder

♪ The! Proud! Family! What? ♪ Creator and executive producer Bruce W. Smith, executive producer Ralph Farquhar, and series stars Kyla Pratt (Penny) and Alisa Reyes (LaCienega)—with more names to be announced later—discuss the revival of the groundbreaking animated series The Proud Family and share a behind-the-scenes look at the first season, moderated by Janine Rubenstein (editor-at-large, People magazine and host of People Every Day).
Room 6A


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: The Role of Makeup in Film

Mary Hunt (film production manager) and makeup artists Athena Gunter,John Aviles, and Amy Casazza discuss the role makeup plays in storytelling in film and how it compares and contrasts with cosplay, stage, and beauty makeup. Moderated by Yvonne Hunt (independent filmmaker).
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Creators, Assemble! Community Camaraderie: A Networking Opportunity

Together, creators, publishers, comics retailers, educators and library workers have brought greater acceptance to comics and fan culture. Take a break from hectic convention life to experience “speed dating” style networking with diverse comics enthusiasts from all backgrounds. Creators Don Nguyen (Pablo the Gorilla), Tina Horn (SFSX), Nick Dragotta (Ghost Cage), and Kyle Higgins (Radiant Black) along with industry insiders Sara Haskell (director-publishing marketing & sales, Legendary Comics), Nikita Kannekanti (senior editor, Legendary Comics), Alex Antone (senior editor, Skybound Entertainment), Arune Singh (director of brand-editorial, Skybound Entertainment) Mathias Lewis (owner operator, Knowhere Comics & Games), comics librarians including host Moni Barrette (Creators, Assemble! Inc.), and fellow fandom enthusiasts will engage in inspiring conversations.
Marina D, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


1:15 pm - 4:15 pm: Retrograde: A PixelCircus Live-Play with Aabria Iyengar

The battle is won, the day is saved, but a celestial cataclysm threatens to reverse the happy ending. Aabria Iyengar (Critical Role) leads Saige Ryan (Smosh), Anthony Carboni (Failed Save), Omar Najam (Banesbreak), Gina DeVivo (Crown Channel), and Kailey Bray (Damsels) through a high-stakes adventure that turns the heroes' journey on its head.
Omni Grand Ballroom ABC, 4th Floor, Omni San Diego Hotel


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Paper Girls

From Amazon Studios, Legendary Television, and Plan B comes Paper Girls, a coming-of-age sci-fi adventure series based on the bestselling graphic novels by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang. The cast, creators, and executive producers present an in-depth look at what to expect from this Prime Video series, debuting on July 29. Paper Girls is a high-stakes personal journey following four paper girls—Erin, Mac, Tiffany, and KJ— who are out on their delivery route in the early morning hours after Halloween 1988 when they become caught in the crossfire between warring time-travelers, changing the course of their lives forever. Transported into the future, these girls must figure out a way to get back to the past, a journey that will bring them face-to-face with the grown-up versions of themselves and the Old Watch, a militant faction of time-travelers who have outlawed time travel so that they can remain in power. To survive, the girls will need to overcome their differences and learn to trust each other, and themselves. 
Ballroom 20


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: AMC's The Walking Dead

Cast and creatives of the flagship series The Walking Dead discuss the highly anticipated remaining episodes of the decade-long apocalyptic drama. Celebrate the monumental journey of this beloved series and characters as we follow their arcs in the final eight episodes of this epic final season coming to AMC and AMC+ this fall. Plus, a look at the official trailer for the upcoming final episodes.
Hall H


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Better Writing Through Stronger Narrative

Would you like to learn some easy steps to writing a more immersive and engaging story? Award-winning novelist and former lead fiction writer for Sony's EverQuest Next Maxwell Alexander Drake breaks down the top things a novelist should know in order to write a story that readers will want to read. He’ll offer tips and tricks you will be able to use today to immediately improve your stories.
Room 2


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Slaughterverse: The World of Something Is Killing the Children

In 2019, Erica Slaughter introduced readers to the secret world of monsters, and the hunters who fight them. In 2021, the doors to the House of Slaughter were opened, expanding Erica’s world into a storytelling universe. Now entering its fourth year of publishing, the bestselling Eisner-nominated series is only just getting started. Creator/writer James Tynion IV and Eric Harburn (executive editor, BOOM! Studios) offer an in-depth look at the creative process, as well as a look ahead at what’s next.
Room 5AB


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Spotlight on Jane Baer

Jane Shattuck-Takamoto-Baer has had a significant impact on the history of animation since she began at Disney in 1955, where she worked as an assistant animator on Sleeping Beauty alongside the famed “Nine Old Men” of Walt Disney Studios. She has worked on classics like Speed Racer, Aquaman, Hot Wheels, The Rescuers, Pete’s Dragon, and The Black Cauldron. She established Baer Animation in 1984, through which she acted as supervising character animator for Bennie the Cab and the Toontown sequences of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Animation historian and author Mindy Johnson (author, Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney Studios, Pencils Pens & Brushes: A Great Girls’ Guide to Disney Animation) talks with Jane Baer about her career and her impact on the world of animation. Moderated by Leslie Combemale (owner, ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery, senior contributor, The Alliance of Women Film Journalists).
Room 24ABC


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Spotlight on Tom Batiuk

Maggie Thompson (Comics Buyers Guide) interviews Tom Batiuk (Funky Winkerbean, John Darling, Crankshaft) about his 50-year journey with Funky Winkerbean. Tom relates Funky’s origin story and answers your questions about his three strips.
Room 10


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Films Still Mutating after 32 Years!

Bobby Herbeck (writer, actor, producer), Kim Dawson (producer, first three TMNT films), Chris Castaneda (host of the Old Turtle Den), Sam Rocco (director, TMNT documentary), and Randy Falk (NECA Toys) will share their stories of the franchise’s success and how it came to be against all odds and what lies ahead.
Room 29CD


1:45 pm - 2:45 pm: DC’s Jim Lee and Friends

World-renowned comic book artist and DC publisher and chief creative officer Jim Lee moderates this can’t-miss panel featuring some of his comic book colleagues to talk with them about some of the top-secret comic books coming from DC!
Room 6DE


2:00 pm - 2:45 pm: Rick and Morty: The Vindicators Screening and Q&A

Calling all Rick and Morty fans! Executive producer Sarah Carbiener joins Rick and Morty producer Nick Rutherford for a first look at the Adult Swim digital series The Vindicators based on breakout characters from Rick and Morty. Be the first to watch Supernova, Vance Maximus, Alan Rails, Crocubot, and Noob Noob fight crime, avert genocides, and yuk it up without Rick and Morty.
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: 40 Years of Love and Rockets: Still the Greatest

Gilbert Hernandez) and Jaime Hernandez discuss 40 years of creating the greatest comic of all time with their editor, Gary Groth (co-founder of Fantagraphics).
Room 28DE


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Adapting the World of Blade Runner for Comics

Titan’s critically acclaimed and beloved Blade Runner comics series returns! Blade Runner Origins co-writer K. Perkins (Paper Girls, Batwoman) and Blade Runner2029 writer Mike Johnson discuss with journalist Graeme McMillan adapting and expanding the classic neo-noir world for comics.
Room 29AB


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Capcom: Street Fighter and Capcom Fighting Collection

Celebrate the latest announcements coming out of the legendary fighting franchise as the Capcom development team discusses Street Fighter 6, 35th Street Fighter anniversary, and Capcom Fighting Collection. This panel offers fun, prizes, and more.
Room 6BCF


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Comics PR and Marketing 101

Need tips on how to market and promote your comic, or have questions about building relationships in the comics industry? This is the panel for you! Industry vet Chip Mosher hosts a panel of comics PR and marketing titans for a wide-ranging discussion showing you how to make a big splash in comics!
Room 25ABC


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Creating the Impossible: Bringing Stories to Life with Visual Effects

Moderated by David Derks (vice president of ASIFA-Hollywood), industry professionals discuss how they create imaginary worlds with state-of-the-art visual effects. Panelists include Kevin Van Hook (Bloodshot, I, Robot), Glenn Campbell (Z Nation, Robot Apocalypse), Fon Davis (Interstellar, The Mandalorian), and Raiyan Laksamana (Behind 98, 3 Nafas Likas).
Room 23ABC


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Drawn from Life: Graphic Novels and The World Outside Your Window

Comics can take their readers anywhere, from the center of the Earth to the farthest reaches of space, but some of the most fascinating graphic novels published today find that sometimes the most compelling world of all is right outside your front door. Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) moderates a discussion with Anders Nilsen (The End), Jamila Rowser (Wash Day Diaries), Miranda Tacchia (Unimpressed), and Sophie Yanow (The Contradictions) as they talk about autobiography, slice-of-life, and the world outside your window.
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Figure Drawing for Popular Media

Emilio Soltero, Ph.D. (John Buscema: A Life in Sketches; Gorillas in Da Mix) presents a primer on drawing the figure for popular media, including drawing for comics and character design. The focus will be on anatomy and figure drawing. Emilio will lecture and demonstrate figure drawing. There will be time to draw as well. Join Emilio for this active presentation. Bring your drawing supplies to draw during this interactive presentation.
Room 11


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Freaking Fantastic!

From the dark forests of Bone to the surreal dreamscapes of Sandman, the fantasy worlds we find in graphic novels offer readers more than just escapism. By holding up a mirror to our own world, fantasy provides new ways for readers to be inspired and explore complex issues. Creators will discuss how they devise fantastic worlds and characters in their graphic novels, and the ways fantasy can benefit readers of all ages. Jey Odin (Hammer), Tui Sutherland (Wings of Fire), Odunze Oguguo (Apple Black), Richard Fairgray (Black Sand Beach 3: Have You Seen the Darkness?), and Rashad Doucet and Jason Reeves (Pax Sampson Vol. 1: The Cookout) converse with children's services librarian Judy Prince-Neeb (South Pasadena Public Library).
Helen Price Reading Room, San Diego Central Library


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Hasbro Star Wars

Members of the Hasbro Star Wars Marketing & Design teams discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line, including the Black Series and The Vintage Collection. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure and premium roleplay offerings from throughout the saga. Word on the Holonet is there may also be a few surprises.
Room 7AB


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Hollywood's Illustrators: Craft, Pop-Culture, and Careers

Before a set is built and the cameras roll there is something called previsualization: concept art, storyboards, and much more created by the motion pictures illustrators, who are represented by the Art Directors Guild, IATSE Local 800. These in-demand artists of the industry open up their world and answer your questions. Panelists include Jasmine Alexia Jackson (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Station 11), Tim Longo (Superman & Lois, The Flash), Dean Sherriff (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power), Sienne Josselin (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story), with moderator Tim Burgard (Justice League, Men in Black: International). Followed by a Q&A .
Room 9


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Horror and the Inevitable Remake

Horror evokes a sense of terror, mysticism, and community—that’s most likely why the horror genre is constantly bombarded with rehashes and remakes of some of their most popular stories and concepts. Nothing New: A Remake Podcast hosts Justin Quizon and Andrew Linde are joined by Olivia Ivy (film and music makeup department head), Becky D’Anna (studio marketing executive and podcaster), and JPG (pop culture consultant, InterMyth) to discuss the heart of horror, its lasting impact on an audience, and why campiness might not be the worst fate for a remake. Moderated by Nathan Schulz (writer, The Shrouded City).
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: I’m in the Nerd Business

How do you create and sustain a career or business that derives from your geek lifestyle? This panel of entrepreneurs whose jobs serve nerds just like us, will discuss how their careers blossomed from just fandom and an idea, how they’ve channeled their nerdy selves into a career, and how they serve this vibrant community in an increasingly crowded and competitive geek marketplace. This panel features Elisa Teague (Renegade Games), B Dave Walters (Invitation to Party, The Black Dice Society), Audrey Kearns (Geek Girl Authority), Christine Dinh (Star Trek), and Christy Black (Hero’s Journey Fitness). Moderated by David Nett (Starter Kit, Hero’s Journey Fitness).
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Scribe Awards for the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers

The Scribe Awards are hosted by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers for the best works related to movies, TV, comics, audiobooks, and games. There will be a panel discussion following the presentation of the awards, hosted by IAMTW president, New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry.
Room 32AB


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Spotlight on Barbara Kesel

Who is this mysterious creative coach, and what company does she work for now? Fast Company’s Susan Karlin interviews Barbara Randall Kesel (creative director, Urus Entertainment) on the many wacky adventures she’s had as a woman in comics, from escaping into a comic book store to escaping a kidnapper to working for DC/Dark Horse/CrossGen and now Urus Entertainment! Q&A included.
Room 4


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: The Latina Superhero Industry

Kayden Phoenix (creator of A La Brava, Latina superheroes), Moises Zamora (creator of Netflix's Selena series), Maritza Cabrera (manager/producer at Zero Gravity Management), Dr. Drea Letamendi (The Arkham Sessions), and Alejandra Lopez (director of Marvel's Wolverine: La Larga Noche) discuss the pipeline, programming, and proper development of bringing Latina superheroes to the mainstream audience. Moderated by Natasha Galano (director of communications at Nosotros Org).
Omni Grand Ballroom DE, 4th Floor, Omni Hotel


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Comics Arts Conference Session #8: Women in Transition, Women in Power

Leah Smith (Texas Tech University) uses comic books featuring Lois Lane and Wonder Woman to show the shifting depiction of women from the 1940s-1960s. Monica Geraffo (University of California Los Angeles) explains how She-Hulk’s lack of costume highlights the complex social politics between sexuality and size, opening the conversation around superhero fashion to include more diverse voices. Meredith E. Heifler challenges the notion of recent years that Barbie has negatively influenced young women and explores how the women-dominated creatives behind Barbie and Barbie Fashion comic books spread messages of women's empowerment. Karrin Vasby Anderson (Colorado State University) and Ryan Greene (Colorado State University) examine key comic book narratives that feature women superheroes such as Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and Kitty Pryde as elected officials, assessing the presentation and confrontation of gender double binds, the sexualization of citizenship, and the gendering of democratic engagement.
Room 26AB


2:15 pm - 3:15 pm: Introducing Transformers: EarthSpark!

Autobots, roll out! Meet the next generation of heroes in the new original animated series Transformers: EarthSpark. From Nickelodeon and Entertainment One, the Paramount+ Original Series will showcase an insider event that celebrates a new take on the iconic global franchise with a behind-the-scenes look at art, casting, and clips from the series. Featured panelists include all new-series voice talent—Danny Pudi (Bumblebee), Kathreen Khavari (Twitch), and Zeno Robinson (Thrash)—along with co-executive producers Dale Malinowski and Ant Ward. Moderated by Mike Cecchini (editor-in-chief, Den of Geek).
Room 6A


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: How the Best Horror Comics Summon Readers’ Worst Nightmares

Some of the buzziest comics creators of the year—Michael Walsh (The Silver Coin), Rodney Barnes (Killadelphia), Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter), and Trish Forstner (Stray Dogs)—discuss the horror genre's revival over the past decade, what it takes to send chills down your readers' spines, the nuance of dark storytelling, and why tales that thrill are now more popular than ever.
Room 5AB


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Meet Tarzan Actor Wolf Larson and Animation Preview

Tarzan actor Wolf Larson, in a rare appearance, discusses his thrilling experiences playing the legendary Lord of the Jungle. Then, producer/director/screenwriter Andy Briggs presents the worldwide premiere of the groundbreaking Tarzan motion-capture animation teaser video. Finally, the team at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. will announce a host of new projects spanning the ERB Universe, including breaking news on Tarzan, John Carter of Mars, and other developments from the world of film, TV, and animation.
Room 10


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Not So Strange Bedfellows: The Relationship Between Comics and Pro Wrestling

Some have called the spectacle of pro wrestling “a comic book come to life.” That is not far from the truth. From the heroics of Hulk Hogan to the anti-heroics of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and the villainy of Ric Flair, this panel explores the parallels in character development and storyline advancement between these outrageous forms. Featuring Rik Offenberger (First Comics News), Kevin Kleinrock (Masked Republic), Francis Szyskowsk (The Massacre Twins),Scott Lost (The 2nd Shift), Michael Kingston (Headlocked), Anthony Ray Bench (Ultima Comics), R.C. Samo (FanboyNation.com), and Flobo Boyce (The Indelible Silverstreek). Moderated by Joshua Waldrop (Red Guerrilla Media).
Room 29CD


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Spotlight on Trino

Trino Camacho (El Santos vs. La Tetona Mendoza) is the most recognized cartoonist and monero in Mexico. He'll be presenting his talk¡Viva nuestra desgracia, viva México!” (“Long live our disgrace, long live Mexico!”) about his long career and making humor in these times. Introduced by Carlos González Gutiérrez, consul general of Mexico in San Diego.
Room 24ABC


2:30 pm - 4:00 pm: A Master Class in Comic Coloring

Comic coloring pioneer Brian Haberlin will take you behind the scenes on coloring comics. He will cover color theory and process then take you to final production techniques to get your work looking how you want it to, in print or on the web.
Room 2


2:45 pm - 3:45 pm: The Alternate World of For All Mankind

Kelly Lawler leads a conversation with creators and executive producers Ronald D. Moore, Matt Wolpert, and Ben Nedivi are joined by executive producer Maril Davis and cast members Joel Kinnaman, Shantel VanSanten, Jodi Balfour, Sonya Walger, Krys Marshall, Cynthy Wu, Casey Johnson, Coral Peña, Wrenn Schmidt, and Edi Gathegi to discuss the propulsive third season of the critically acclaimed Apple TV+ alternate reality series.
Ballroom 20


3:00 pm - 3:45 pm: Bob's Burgers

A special Comic-Con fan screening of the Emmy Award-winning animated FOX series Bob’s Burgers episodes “Some Like It Bot Part 1: Eighth Grade Runner” and “Some Like It Bot Part 2: Judge-bot Day.”
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: 60 Years of Spider-Man: A This Week in Marvel Special Event

Nick Lowe (VP & executive editor) and C.B. Cebulski (editor-in-chief) are joined by the one-and-only Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four) and artist extraordinaire Adam Kubert for a very special live episode of the This Week in Marvel podcast! Ring in the 60th year of Spider-Man with Amazing Fantasy #1000 and see what dangers lurk at the Edge of the Spider-Verse!
Room 25ABC


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Breaking into Comics and Staying In

With the shifting landscape of the comics industry, this is your guide to breaking into the comics industry. Andy Schmidt (former Marvel Comics editor) joins industry veterans Reilly Brown (Deadpool), Phillip Sevy (Tomb Raider, House), Ray-Anthony Height (Midnight Tiger), and Joe Schmalke (We Don’t Kill Spiders) for an in-depth discussion about the way the comics industry has evolved recently and how you can strategize to break in as a writer or an artist.
Room 11


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Fictional Frontiers: The Muslim World Is YOUR Story

Sohaib Awan (founder of Muslim creative collective, Fictional Frontiers) shares how transmedia platforms are bridging the gap between peoples and cultures. Ansari-Shah Films' Dr. Kashif Ansari (executive producer of television series Selahaddin Eyyubi) joins Awan to discuss how multimedia stories from the Muslim world are actually for and about everyone.
Room 4


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Help! I’m Lost in a Sea of Content!

As a result of the pandemic, we have consumed more digital content than ever before. In fact, we are drowning in it! While being a content creator has never been easier, it’s also getting harder and harder to get attention. Whether it’s blogs, Twitter, Tik-Tok, or YouTube, it’s easy to feel like no one cares about your work. In this panel, professional content creators will offer some tips, tricks, and advice to getting your work noticed in a sea of digital content. Panelists include Ming Chen (podcast), Laura Sirikul (writer), Wendy Lee Szany (YouTube), and host Tony B Kim (Hero Within).
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR: The Immortal Saga Continues

Since its record-breaking debut in 2021, the BRZRKR comic has been thrilling readers with its story of the half-mortal, half-god warrior as he battles through the ages, seeking answers to the mystery of his endless blood-soaked existence, and how to end it. Keanu Reeves joins series co-writer Matt Kindt, artist Ron Garney, screenwriter on the BRZRKR film Mattson Tomlin, Matt Gagnon (editor-in-chief, BOOM! Studios), Eric Harburn (executive editor, BOOM! Studios), and Stephen Christy (president, development, BOOM! Studios) for an exclusive look at the final issues of the series, along with details on where the saga will go next. Moderated by Coy Jandreau (Reel Rejects, Collider, Nerdist).
Hall H


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: On Beyond Hero! Who's Behind the Mask? Exploring Identity Through Graphic Novels and Story

Are you more of a Batman or a Superman? Is your inner hero inherently who you are or a disguise you wear? In a world where identity has taken on a new life and is at the forefront of discussions across social groups, finding one’s identity has become even more convoluted. Educators and creators discuss the different ways graphic novels and comics can be used to help readers of all ages explore their identities and think about the person behind their own masks. Mask up with Jamar Nicholas (Leon the Extraordinary), Diane deGroat (The Adventures of Robo-Kid), Lucas Turnbloom (Steve L. McEvil), Nichole Santangelo (Rancho Minerva Middle School STE(A)M teacher), Andrew Hudson (Rancho Minerva Middle School), and Lisa Harrison (Rancho Minerva Middle School).
Helen Price Reading Room, San Diego Central Library


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Politics and Pop Culture: A Deep Dive into Political Influence on Fandom

Dr. Scott Jordan (Dark Loop Productions), Dr. Yoni Moshe (Center for Anxiety), Dr. Billicent San Juan (Bayview Hospital), and Benjamin Samuel discuss the world of politics. Moderated by Brittani Oliver Sillas-Navarro (Alliant International University).
Omni Grand Ballroom DE, 4th Floor, Omni Hotel


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Rabbit Holes: From Podcasting to Broadcasting

Kawika Hoke and Sarah Rodriguez ran into each other on a movie set and made a podcast. Then things got serious as they went from a little weekly show about pop culture to Hawaii's biggest competitor in indie broadcasting as they now look to invading AM Radio. Learn how to start your own radio revolution on a budget and with minimal resources in this hybrid discussion and podcast episode.
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library


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

If you've ever thought about owning your own comics shop, then this ComicsPRO-sponsored event is for you. You've got questions, and these veteran retailers have the answers. ComicsPRO president of the board, Jenn Haines (The Dragon, Guelph, Canada) moderates this panel of comics retailers and industry professionals. (The panel is open to all Comic-Con attendees.)
Room 23ABC


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Spotlight on Ezra Claytan Daniels

Film and television writer, illustrator, and designer Ezra Claytan Daniels (Doom Patrol) will discuss his Eisner-nominated graphic novel BTTM FDRS with comic book writer, journalist, and video game narrative designer Evan Narcisse (Marvel's Voices #1).
Room 28DE


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Spotlight on Steve Niles

Writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre) has been an independent force in horror comics for over 25 years. Come for an extensive interview with Steve by writer Shannon Eric Denton (Jimmy Neutron) and a Q&A session.
Room 9


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Storyboards: The Unseen Art of Hollywood

The presentation will begin with a video featuring numerous examples of film storyboards, ranging from Gone With the Windto Raiders of the Lost Ark and more, which will then lead into the panel, moderated by Daniel Herman (publisher of Hermes Press, Silver Age: The Second Generation of Comic Book Artists). Featuring author Trevor Goring (Storyboards: The Unseen Art of Hollywood, Independence Day), Gabriel Hardman (storyboard artist, Logan, Interstellar), Benton Jew (storyboard artist, Wonder Woman, Dr Strange: The Multiverse of Madness), Sandy McDaniel (Saul Bass Studio), Kandice Hartner (chairperson of graphic design at Westminster College), and Brian Peck (John Buscema: Michelangelo of Comics).
Room 32AB


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: The Force of Star Wars: Legion

Atomic Mass Games celebrates four years of Star Wars: Legion, the miniatures game that empowers you to create your dream Star Wars army and lead them into battle. Simone Elliott (head of the studio), Will Shick (director of product development), Dallas Kemp (creative director), and Sherry Anisi (licensing manager) share behind-the-scenes secrets, amazing fan creations, and a few new surprises in a discussion moderated by Justin Bolger (senior global brand manager).
Room 7AB


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: The History of Cosplay in 45 Minutes with Andrew Liptak

Journalist, historian, and member of the legendary fan-based Star Wars organization the 501st Legion Andrew Liptak (author of Cosplay: A History) takes attendees on a journey through the ages as he shares colorful highlights from the complex history of cosplay, fandom fashion, and the remarkable community that brings these costumes to life.
Room 6DE


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: The Power of Color: Race Swapping

To switch or not to switch, that is the question. There is a debate that rages as it pertains to the issue of race in the comic book industry. Do we take historically white characters and turn them into characters of color i.e. Johnny Storm and Catwoman? Alternatively, do we put our creative energies into existing characters such as Black Panther, Falcon, and Shang-Chi? We also see this trend of changing ethnicity as it pertains to other race—i.e., The Ancient One, the Asgardians (Norse Gods), and recently The Watcher. A group of comics artists, writers, and historians discuss the current diversity trends in pop culture. They include Dr. William Foster (historian), Scott Mercano (Diablo Publishing), B David Walters (actor/writer), David Walker (Naomi), Kevin Grevioux (Underworld), Dr. Thomas Parham (JAG), and Ralph Miley (moderator).
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Transgender and Nonbinary Stories in Popular Media

In recent years transgender and nonbinary characters and creators have made great gains in representation in comics, television, and movies, but how well have trans+ personal experiences been translated to page and screen? How accurately does Hollywood and the comics mainstream represent the trans community? How do trans+ autobio, indie, and webcomics creators use their editorial freedom to present true-to-life stories? Moderator Tara Madison Avery (Stacked Deck Press, We're Still Here), Maddie Jacobus (Bummer Corp: Sad Stories and Sexy Sharks, The Out Side), Sonya Saturday (Yellow Is the Warmest Color, A Ninja Dinosaur Christmas), Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes, Girl Haven), and Zhen (Immi Gratitude, The Out Side) discuss these and other topics.
Room 29AB


3:15 pm - 4:15 pm: TMNT Cowabunga Collection

There comes a time, brothers, where history is forged like melted cheese . . . it sticks together as one, but it’s still soft and squishy in the middle . . . mmm . . . are you with me?! Charles Murakami (TMNT The Cowabunga Collection senior producer from Konami), Chris Kohler (editorial director from developer Digital Eclipse), and Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman discuss TMNT’s Konami gaming past and present, digging into how this singular library of games changed brawlers, console, and arcade games forever.
Room 6BCF


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Stranger Things Books

Enter the upside down with authors Adam Christopher (Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town), Suyi Davies (Stranger Things: Lucas on the Line), Jody Houser (Stranger Things: Science Camp), and audiobook narrator Reginald James (Stranger Things: Lucas on the Line) discuss their official Stranger Things books and graphic novels based on the hit series. Moderated by Elizabeth Schaefer (editorial director, Random House Worlds).
Room 29CD


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Wimmen's Comix is 50

Pioneer underground women cartoonists Barbara “Willy” Mendes (It Ain’t Me, Babe; Queen of the Cosmos), Lee Marrs (Pudge, Girl Blimp, Wimmen’s Comix), TerreRichards (Wimmen’s Comix, Manhunt), and Trina Robbins (Wonder Woman, A Minyen Yidn) discuss the trials, tribulations, and victories of producing the world’s first ongoing women cartoonists’ comic anthology. Moderated by Heidi MacDonald (The Beat).
Room 24ABC


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Avatar: Braving the Elements Live!

Ready to explore the amazing world of Avatar: The Last Airbender? Avatar: Braving the Elements, the official companion podcast co-produced by Nickelodeon and iHeartRadio, is back for season 2 and bringing you an episode live from Comic-Con! Hosts Janet Varney (the voice of Korra) and Dante Basco (the voice of Prince Zuko) conduct a one-of-a-kind panel that takes you behind the scenes of how Avatar was brought to life.
Room 6A


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Headlocked Comics: Wrestling and Comics Collide!

Discover the groundbreaking comic that’s taken the wrestling world by storm! Headlocked Comics is out to change the way you look at wrestling by using actual professional wrestlers as comic book creators. Series creator Michael Kingston joins wrestler/artist Michel Mulipola others as they discuss wrestling and comics, how they’ve influenced each other, and how they've been mashed up in Headlocked and Tales From The Road.
Room 10


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: The Ethnogothic: Horror and Conjure in Storytelling

The rise of ethnogothic literature has served as fertile ground for increasingly popular literary works, feature films, and drama series. The co-creators of the term, Stanford Carpenter (Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival) and two-time Eisner winner John Jennings (Abrams Megascope), will be in conversation with Tananarive Due (UCLA; Horror Noire; The Keeper), Steven Barnes (UCLA; The Keeper), and Lea Anderson (Fangoria) about the history and the emergence of Black horror as a genre, its impact on popular culture, and the way in which Black horror is used as a speculative space for thinking and imagining the future.
Room 26AB


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: The Multiverse of David Dastmalchian

Actor David Dastmalchian (Dune, The Suicide Squad, Ant-Man) discusses his experience crossing between fandoms and franchises and how that has affected his career and his take on the craft—how much was planned, and what was a surprise. As “The Man Who Walks Between Worlds” David even created his own universe series at Dark Horse Comics, Count Crowley, arriving full circle from consumer to player to creator. With roles in multiple installments of both the DC and Marvel universes along with classic sci-fi and horror, what universe might be next on David’s list? The Hollywood Reporter’s Aaron Couch will moderate.
Room 5AB



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