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Saturday Programming, 10am-1pm. July 24, 2011
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10:00-11:00 DC: Talent Search- DC's editorial art director, Mark Chiarello, presents an informative orientation session to explain how DC's Talent Search works and discuss the different needs of DC Comics, Vertigo, and MAD magazine. If you want to learn what DC Comics looks for in artists and how to improve your chances of becoming a working professional, this is the panel for you. If you want to have your work reviewed, attendance at this orientation session is mandatory. (Please note: Not all attendees are guaranteed a one-on-one review.)  Room 4
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comics | Seminars & Workshops | Writers & Writing

10:00-11:30 Activision- Legends from across the Marvel landscape and the entertainment industry come together in one epic panel to discuss their roles in upcoming Activision Marvel video games X-Men Destiny and Spider-Man: Edge of Time. Comic book legend Stan Lee reflects upon the latest adventures of his creations with famed Marvel writer Peter David (creator of Spider-Man 2099) and Marvel VP of Games TQ Jefferson. Dee Brown, studio head of Beenox, and Jullian Spillane, project director of Silicon Knights, give everyone an inside look into how they balance staying true to the Marvel universe while bringing something original and exciting to fans in a video game. A talented voice cast of known celebrities rounds out the legends to discuss bringing Marvel characters to life in the games (check Facebook.com/HeroHQ for announcements). Finally, see an exclusive preview of never-before-seen footage for the upcoming games, and enter a chance to win a one-of-a-kind poster signed by Stan Lee himself at the panel! Moderated by Ryan Penagos, editorial director of Marvel.com. Room 5AB
Tags:  Comics | Games | Superheroes

10:00-11:00 From Buddha to Batman: Deepak Chopra and Grant Morrison Discuss The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes- Five years ago, New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned spiritual guru Deepak Chopra joined legendary comic book writer Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Supergods) at Comic-Con to discuss the role superheroes play in the social fabric. What started as a thought-provoking panel discussion has since become a profound new teaching manual for discovering the superhero within -- Chopra's new book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes. Now Chopra and Morrison are back to elaborate on what the superhero archetype means for us today. Joined by Deepak's son Gotham Chopra (founder of Liquid Comics) and moderated by Chris Carle (editorial director of IGN Entertainment), the discussion will cover the seven essential laws that govern the realm of superheroes and the cultural importance of superheros -- why they matter, why they will always be with us, and what they tell us about who we are...and what we may yet become. Q&A to follow. Room 6A
Tags:  Comics | Superheroes | Writers & Writing

10:00-11:00 DC: Green Lantern- Enlist in the Corps at DC's annual Green Lantern panel! DCU executive editor Eddie Berganza, Green Lantern Corps writer Peter Tomasi, Red Lanterns artist Ed Benes, and others offer a look at the aftermath of "War of the Green Lanterns" and more! Room 6DE
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Superheroes | Writers & Writing

10:00-11:00 Immortality- An obsession with "youth" has always been part of our culture. In this panel, authors explore the concept of "immortality" as a cultural fascination and as it is represented in their work, with a particular focus on paranormal, science fiction, and fantasy novels. Panelists discussing their immortal works include: David Goyer and Michael Cassut (Heaven's Shadow), Jason Starr (The Pack), Drew Magary (The Postmortal), Rachel Caine (The Morganville Vampires series), Heather Brewer (The Vlad Tod series), Michael Carroll (Superhuman, Judge Dredd), and Alma Katsu (The Taker). Moderated by Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy. Room 7AB
Tags:  Horror and Suspense | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

 10:00-11:00 Spotlight on Jerry Robinson- Comic-Con special guest Jerry Robinson, creator of the Joker, will discuss his legendary career from Batman to Broadway and beyond with the publisher of Dark Horse Comics and Emmy Award winner Mike Richardson in this one-on-one interview and Q&A session. Room 9
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Superheroes | Writers & Writing

10:00-10:45 Chuck Screening and Q&A- Comic-Con fan-favorite Chuck returns with a bang for its farewell panel to celebrate its fifth and final season. Executive producer and co-creator Chris Fedak, along with series stars Zachary Levi (Alvin and the Chipmunks), Yvonne Strahovski (upcoming My Mother's Curse), Joshua Gomez (Without a Trace), Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence (The Pursuit of Happyness), Vik Sahay (Good Will Hunting), Scott Krinsky (The O.C.) with Sarah Lancaster (The Good Doctor), and Adam Baldwin (Serenity), offer a Q&A with fans and an unforgettable video presentation. Produced by Fake Empire, Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television, Chuck airs Friday at 8:00 ET/PT on NBC, and Chuck: The Complete Fourth Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD this fall. Ballroom 20
Tags:  Action/Adventure | Humor & Satire | Television

10:00-11:00 Steampunk Influences on Mainstream Media and Entertainment- Phil Foglio (Girl Genius), Kaja Foglio (Girl Genius), Greg Broadmore (WETA), Lon Muckey and Aaron Ginn-Forsberg (Mantecoza), and Thomas Willeford (Brute Force Leather) discuss the appeal of the Steampunk aesthetic and the reasons for its increasing popularity in media, the arts, and the entertainment industry, including literature, graphic novels, costuming, props, prosthetics, Internet, and film. Room 23ABC
Tags:  Animation | Anime & Manga | Comics | Costuming | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television | Web | Writers & Writing

10:00-11:30 50 Years of Comic Fandom: The Founders- It's hard to believe but it's been fifty years (more or less) since that peculiar institution called Comic Book Fandom was born. Meet some of those who were there at the inception, including Jean Bails, Paul Levitz, Dick and Pat Lupoff, Richard Kyle, Bill Schelly, Roy Thomas, and Maggie Thompson along with moderator Mark Evanier, as they discuss how fandom came to be and just what it was.  Room 24ABC
Tags:  Anniversaries | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Fandom

10:00-11:00 Motion Picture and Television Production Designers- In collaboration with a highly skilled art department, the production designer lays out the designs that will guide a small army of decorators, carpenters, sculptors, painters, and artisans of all sorts, to bring into existence those fantastic worlds that fire everyone's imagination. Panelists include moderator John Muto (Terminator 2:3D), Cece DeStefano (Alias), Jim Bissell (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol), Edward Thomas (Torchwood, Dr. Who), and Greg Melton (The Walking Dead). Room 25ABC
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Movies | Television

10:00-11:00 Attack of the Show! Attacks Comic-Con- G4's Attack of the Show is TV's first -- and only -- live daily show dedicated to the "digital generation." From breaking the hottest web videos to reviewing the latest tech, movies, and videogames, AOTS takes its audience to the virtual water cooler -- where you can then tweet your friends that you saw it on AOTS first! Kevin Pereira, Candace Bailey, Sara Underwood, Blair Butler and AOTS executive producers bring you the closest thing to being on a live Attack of the Show, an interactive Comic-Con panel! And don't miss the giveaways, stunts, audience games, and a special screening of upcoming comedy for Attack of the Show. You'll also get a chance to grill the hosts and producers of the show and find out the dirty secrets and television tricks behind Attack of the Show. With over 1,000 shows to choose from, there's got be something you wanna know! Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Tags:  Fandom | Television

 10:00-11:00 Comic-Con Film School 103: Working with Actors and a Crew- Day 3 of our course on micro-budget moviemaking deals with how to direct actors, organize a crew, and keep them all happy without anybody making a dime. Panelists for the class include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer of Goth Girl), Jack Conway (writer/producer of Fear News), Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica), and actors Susan Smythe, Brian Stevenson, Kat Steel, and Brad Upton. Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Tags:  CCI-IFF and Film School | Movies | Seminars & Workshops

 10:30-11:30 Marvel Television- Marvel's head of TV Jeph Loeb brings the inside scoop on Marvel's latest series that take your favorite heroes from page to screen. Get a first look at the premiere of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes season two, a sneak peek at a certain ultimate webslinger, and a few other surprises from Marvel Television. Room 6BCF
Tags:  Animation | Comics | Kids | Superheroes | Television

10:30-11:30 The Return of Action-Adventure Animation- The pendulum of audience and network taste in animation regularly swings between wacky comedy, comedy-adventure, and true action-adventure. And that's where it seems to be heading right now. The Writers Guild of America's Animation Writers Caucus returns to Comic-Con with a panel of animation writers and studio and network executives discussing whether it's really changing and what to expect. Panelists include moderator Craig Miller (Beast Wars, G.I. Joe), Stan Berkowitz (The 99, Justice League), Steven Melching (Transformers Prime, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Warner Bros. Animation's director of series and shorts Jeff Prezenkowski (Thundercats, Green Lantern), and others. Room 8
Tags:  Action/Adventure | Animation | Television | Writers & Writing

 10:30-12:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #9: Sequential Artistry- Keegan Lannon (Southern Illinois University) uses Craig Thompson's Blankets as a case study to analyze how the relationship between the frame and the gutter, and individual frames themselves, can suggest duration and create the passage of time. Fabio Luiz Carneiro Mourilhe Silva (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) applies Gaston Bachelard's concept of rupture to comics, showing the evolution of comics along with their evaluation in terms of the instant and the articulation of time. Tof Eklund (Full Sail University) turns the work of Thierry Groensteen, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, and Donald Ault onto Alex Robinson's Too Cool to bBe Forgotten, revealing a narrative that is by turns eerie, enlightening, and wrenching, and, most of all, illustrative of the function and potential of time in comics. Martin Schuewer (German Society for Comics Research) explores how the graphic construction of space contributes to the narrative in comics, looking particularly at perspective drawing and at how spatial fragments are linked to form a coherent narrative in the work of such experimental artists as Windsor McCay and in more conventionally narrative comics. Room 26AB
Tags:  Comics | Comics Arts Conference

10:30-12:00 Comic-Con How-To: Sketching with Adam Hughes- Award-winning artist Adam Hughes demonstrates sketching with grayscale Copic Markers. Adam is best known for his cover art for DC Comics, some of which was collected in Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes, a hardcover coffeetable book. Room 28DE
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comic-Con How To | Comics | Seminars & Workshops

10:30-12:00 Comic Book Law School 303: To Tweet or Not to Tweet- And other important questions facing creators and business owners each day in our uber-connected world. Creators aren't the only ones facing potential problems and issues -- publishers, distributors, retailers, and even the ultimate consumers can find themselves facing legal issues they never expected. Infringements, misuse, tarnishment, dilution, knockoffs, lawsuits, satires, parodies, fair use, blogs, podcasts, tweets, and cybersquatters are just some of the many potential problems that may arise once creative works and products become accessible to others. Noted attorney Michael Lovitz, author of the sold-out The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, addresses some of the more advanced (and often complicated) issues facing the creative community, particularly in light of the ever-expanding worlds of new media. And this time, he's not alone, as attorneys David Branfman, David Lizerbram, and Marc Greenberg join him toshare insights into some of the more interesting and cutting-edge legal issues faced by the creative and business communities. Plus, time permitting, they'll discuss recent legal decisions and pending cases that are likely to affect the field of popular culture and how they might play an important role in your creative and business plans. Note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and practice tips to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. [This program is approved for 1.5 credits of California MCLE.] Room 30CDE
Tags:  Animation | Art and Illustration | Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comics | Comics Law School | Games | Movies | Television | Web | Writers & Writing

 11:00-12:00 Spotlight on Ernie Chan- Comic-Con special guest Ernie Chan has done it all! Known for his stunning run of covers at DC in the 1970s, he also did a huge amount of work at Marvel on everything from Conan to Luke Cage. Ernie talks about his career in comics and what he's up to now. Room 4
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

11:00-12:00 MTV Comics- Join executive editor Tom Akel to hear about new and ongoing titles with MTV creators. Marc Silvestri will discuss the new MTV/Top Cow collaboration September Mourning, a multiplatform project blending comics and music through video, comic books, and live events. And the legendary Stan Lee will reveal the story behind MTV Comics' upcoming digital book The Seekers and let artists and writers know when to start sending submissions to collaborate with Stan on the comic! Room 7AB
Tags:  Comics

11:00-12:00 Will Eisner: Visionary- Will Eisner -- artist, storyteller, entrepreneur -- played a central role in comics from the Golden Age to the Computer Age. During his career, Eisner reinvented sequential art and himself to overcome obstacles and create new media. A combination of idealist and realist, he led the way and helped create the comics and graphic novels that we know today. Learn about Will Eisner from those who personally knew and worked with him. Join moderator Charles Brownstein (executive director of the CBLDF, author of Eisner/Miller), Denis Kitchen (artist, author, publisher, Eisner's agent and longtime friend), Paul Levitz (writer, former president/publisher of DC Comics), Scott McCloud (artist, author, theoretician about comics and sequential art), Diana Schutz (executive editor, Dark Horse Comics), and Jeff Smith (writer/cartoonist, Bone, Rasl) to learn more about the "Father of the Graphic Novel." Room 9
Tags:  Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Tributes

11:00-12:00 Terra Nova- Star Stephen Lang (Avatar), executive producer Rene Echevarria (Castle, Medium, The 4400, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), executive producer Brannon Braga (24, Star Trek: Enterprise), and co-executive producer Jose Molina (Haven, Castle) premiere footage from the highly anticipated epic adventure series 85 million years in the making, set to premiere this September on FOX. This new event drama from the minds of Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, The Pacific) and Peter Chernin follows an ordinary family on an extraordinary journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a part of a massive expedition to save the human race. Ballroom 20
Tags:  Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

 11:00-12:00 Archie Comics: The Future of Riverdale and Beyond- Archie Comics has continued to be a trailblazing publisher in comics, and there's much more in store! Archie's co-CEO Jon Goldwater, president Mike Pellerito, and editor-in-chief Victor Gorelick, iVerse's Michael Murphey, creators Dan Parent (Kevin Keller) and Michael Uslan (Batman, Life with Archie), and Archie executive director of publicity and marketing Alex Segura (Archie & Friends) present a look into the future of Archie stories, major announcements, special guest stars, digital plans, and much more! Room 23ABC
Tags:  Comics | Kids

11:00-12:00 Marvel vs. Capcom- Fighting fans! Come to this panel to hear the fantastic news about this legendary fighting game franchise straight from producer Ryota Niitsuma. Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek as well as a chance to come onstage to showcase your fighting skills against each other for fantastic prizes. Followed by a Q&A session. Room 25ABC
Tags:  Comics | Games

11:00-12:00 Sanctuary- Thrilling action, revolutionary green screen sets, and more bumps in the night than you can count. Catch Amanda Tapping (Helen Magnus), Robin Dunne (Will Zimmerman), and moderator Josh Gates (Destination Truth) as they take you inside Syfy's hit series Sanctuary. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Tags:  Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

 11:00-12:00 Avatar: The Last Airbender Fan Gathering- Enjoy the company of fellow fans and discuss the original series, upcoming Dark Horse comics, and the future Legend of Korra. Moderator Avatar_Mom chats with MC Victor Sgroi (Cabbage Merchant), Michael Kirkpatrick (Props), Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders), fan artist Kim Miranda (Isaia), writer John O'Bryan (Avatar the Last Airbender), and storyboard artist Ian B. Graham (Avatar the Last Airbender). Come for the conversation and stay for the cosplay contest. Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Tags:  Animation | Fandom | Kids | Television

 11:15-12:15 Spotlight on Sherrilyn Kenyon- The New York Times bestselling author and Comic-Con special guest Sherrilyn Kenyon talks about the joys of juggling numerous series, family life, and a collection of swords (we're pretty sure she doesn't really juggle the swords). With books that cross over into manga and graphic novels, Kenyon has captured the number-one bestselling slot 14 times in the past two years! Room 6A
Tags:  Anime & Manga | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

11:15-12:30 DC Comics - The New 52- DC Comics explodes in September with 52 new number one issues and one panel is not enough to cover it! With a "DC Comics - The New 52" panel each day, there's sure to be something for everyone! Join Dan DiDio, DC Entertainment Co-Publisher, Bob Harras, DC's Editor-in-Chief, and DC Comics Executive Editor, Eddie Berganza, for an up-close look at this unprecedented wave of new series, from the first-ever re-launches of Action Comics and Batman titles to the latest thrills from comics' cutting-edge! Room 6DE
Tags:  Comics | Superheroes

 11:30-12:30 Spotlight on Steranko- Comic-Con special guest Steranko, the Eisner Hall of Fame-winning writer/illustrator/filmmaker/escape artist, presents a provocative forum featuring his work on Captain America, X-Men, S.H.I.E.L.D., The Shadow, Indiana Jones and more, including a new series of Batman covers and his groundbreaking graphic novel Red Tide. Moderator J. David Spurlock promises to reveal a new storm of secrets from the Steranko bag of tricks. Room 5AB
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Superheroes | Writers & Writing

11:30-12:30 Top Cow: We Create...Excitement- Join Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri (The Darkness, X-Men/Dark Avengers: Utopia), president Matt Hawkins (The Darkness II: Confession), and publisher Filip Sablik (Last Mortal), along with a bevy of Top Cow creators, for the most dynamic, news-packed hour at Comic-Con! Be the first to get exclusive news about the future of the Top Cow Universe, the announcement of the 2011 Pilot Season titles and creative teams, and a metric truckload of Top Cow film and television announcements. Plus special surprise guests and a free gift for every attendee! Room 8
Tags:  Comics | Movies | Television

11:30-12:30 Bill Blackbeard: The Man Who Saved Comics- In the 1960s, while writing a history of the American comic strip, Bill Blackbeard learned that most of the nation's libraries were discarding their newspaper archives in favor of microfilm, destroying countless pages of comics in the process. Over the course of the next three decades, Blackbeard and his volunteers at the San Francisco Academy of Comic Art amassed a collection of more than 2.5 million comics, including virtually every comic strip ever syndicated in U.S. newspapers. When he passed away earlier this year, Blackbeard had contributed to more than 200 comic strip collections, including the beloved Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics, and his work had inspired generations of cartoonists, historians and fans. Cartoon Art Museum curator Andrew Farago, publishers Gary Groth and Dean Mullaney, editor and herstorian Trina Robbins, and Jenny Robb, curator/assistant professor from Ohio State University's Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum celebrate Blackbeard's life and legacy. Room 24ABC
Tags:  Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comics | Tributes

11:45-1:00 Quick Draw!- It's the annual Heavyweight Championship of Cartooning as three of the fastest minds (with the fastest pens) go mano a mano to create cartoon mirth before your very eyes! Be there as Sergio Aragonés (MAD magazine), Scott Shaw! (The Simpsons), and Mike Kazaleh (Futurama) are put through their paces by the Quizmaster of Quick Draw himself, Mark Evanier! Room 6BCF
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

11:45-12:45 TWIXT: Francis Ford Coppola and Dan Deacon- Legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola and acclaimed musician Dan Deacon present sequences from Coppola's latest film, TWIXT, and involve the audience in a dress rehearsal of the completely unique and innovative way they plan on performing it. Plus a Q&A session. Hall H
Tags:  Movies

 12:00-1:00 Spotlight on Yves Bigerel- An international champion at the forefront of digital comics, Comic-Con special guest Yves "Balak" Bigerel talks to writer/editor Mark Waid about the differences (and similarities) between digital and "traditional" on-paper storytelling. Take note of his "do's and don'ts" of digital art, and watch as he demonstrates how a print story can be told on-screen using the unique tools digital allows. Your understanding of how the electronic format can enhance the reading experience without simply mimicking a paper comic will be transformed. Room 4
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Writers & Writing

12:00-1:00 Creative Design: Showcasing Techniques That Foster New Ways of Approaching Design- Presenters Neville Page and Scott Robertson are professional educators with a collective 32 years of teaching experience, including colleges in Europe. Additionally, they have done workshops for corporations such as Mattel, BMW, Jakks Pacific, Nokia, Bose, Design Continuum, Patagonia. They explain ways to generate radically new aesthetics and concepts using some unusual approaches that involves everything from the latest technology to found objects. This one has always been a hit with both the novice designers and well-established professionals. Room 7AB
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Seminars & Workshops

12:00-1:00 Terry Moore- Cartoonist Terry Moore fills you in on the latest news about his upcoming new series, Rachel Rising, as well as updates on the Echo movie and plans for celebrating the 20th anniversary of Strangers in Paradise in 2013. Room 9
Tags:  Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comics | Movies

12:00-1:00 The Art of Adapting Comics to the Screen- It's a landmark summer for comic-based films and with millions of dollars and the reputations of the properties being adapted at stake, it's important to examine the process by which these films come to life. Moderator Jeff Goldsmith (host of The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith podcast) interviews screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (co-writers of Cowboys and Aliens) and Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America) as they shed light on their unique screenwriting habits and process of adaptation. Room 23ABC
Tags:  Comics | Movies | Writers & Writing

 12:00-1:00 Kick Buttowski: XD Animation Panel- Live 'til it hurts! NBA All-Star Dwight Howard teams up with the cast and crew of Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil to answer your questions about Disney's XD action-packed animated hit. Creator Sandro Corsaro will be on hand with Charlie Schlatter and Matt Jones (the voices of Kick and Gunther), revealing footage from the show. Arrive early to catch an exclusive sneak peek at Disney XD's upcoming animated hits Motorcity and Tron: Uprising. Moderated by Eric Coleman, SVP, original series for Disney TV Animation. Room 25ABC
Tags:  Action/Adventure | Animation | Kids | Television

 12:00-1:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #10: The Wit, Whimsy, & Wisdom of Weisinger- Comic book historian and illustrator Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) presents the work of Mort Weisinger, editor of the Superman line for 30 years (1940-1970), told in Weisinger's own words and artist Curt Swan's images. Room 26AB
Tags:  Comics | Comics Arts Conference | Superheroes

 
Thu, Jul 14, 09:04PM 12:00-1:00 Comic-Con How-To: Angelo Sotira, CEO of deviantArt- Know the platform, deliver the goods, and be awesome! Find out how to build a one million+ following on the web. Angelo Sotira, CEO of deviantArt, will moderate a panel of experts, including Stanley "Artgerm" Lau (co-founder and creative director, Imaginary Friends Studios), Jim "Zubby" Zubkavich (CEO Udon Entertainment), and Dave "deevelliott" Elliott (comic book illustrator, editor, publisher), who will discuss how to use tools to create a following on the Internet. Room 28DE
Tags:  Art and Illustration | Comic-Con How To | Seminars & Workshops

 12:00-1:00 CBLDF Master Session 5: Matt Wagner- For more than three decades, Matt Wagner has developed a singular approach to depicting heroism through a unique design ethic that couples muscularity with precision. Witness how his approach to line, color, and form combine to produce heroic results at this CBLDF Master Session. 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 | Seminars & Workshops

12:00-1:00 Being Human- Find out why Being Human is harder than it looks -- especially when you're a vampire, werewolf, or ghost. Don't miss Sam Witwer (Aidan), Meaghan Rath (Sally), and Sam Huntington (Josh) as they join executive producers Jeremy Carver and Anna Fricke on Syfy's first Being Human panel, moderated by award-winning writer Nadira Hira (expert on Generation Y; contributor, Fortune magazine). Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Tags:  Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

12:00-1:00 Twilight Fan Panel- ScarlettLetters (Wild Swan), ArcadianMaggie (I Wept Not), MJinAspen (Reality Minus Expectations), Rochelle Allison (Stary Eyed Inside), magnolia822 (A Quit Fire), Belladonna1472 (The Cullen Campaign) and Einfach Mich (Confessions of a Difficult Woman) make up this year's panel of Twilight fan fiction authors. They'll answer questions about the challenges and joys of writing derivative fiction in the Twilight fandom. Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Tags:  Fandom | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

12:15-1:00 Futurama- Futurama is back! Again! On stage will be creator/executive producer Matt Groening, executive producer David X. Cohen, and stars Billy West (Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg), Katey Sagal (Leela), John DiMaggio (Bender), and Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker, Calculon, Morbo). Get a sneak peek at never-before-seen footage of Futurama reincarnated as Japanese anime, along with a thrilling preview of this summer's new season on Comedy Central. Moderated by Bill Morrison. Ballroom 20
Tags:  Animation | Anime & Manga | Humor & Satire | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

 12:30-1:30 Making Up Goofy Stuff for a Living: All Your Questions Answered by New York Times Bestselling Author Christopher Moore- Comic-Con special guest Christopher Moore is tired of funny books not being funny. So, he has decided to take nearly any road, to use nearly any device, to get the funny stuff on the page. If he has to break a few rules here or there, or go against a few conventions, or make it inconvenient for someone to write a paper about one of his books because it doesn't fit conveniently in the "theme, plot, character" box, well so be it. And now he's coming to Comic-Con International. And we promise he'll make you laugh. Or at least snicker a little. Room 5AB
Tags:  Humor & Satire | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

12:30-1:30 Marvel Interactive: Marvel Video Games- Learn all about Spider-Man: Edge of Time, X-Men Destiny, Captain America: Super Soldier, Super Hero Squad Online, Super Hero Squad 3DS and uDraw, Marvel Pinball, and the Marvel Universe MMO. Also, find out some exciting new details about the future of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and other Marvel games via exclusive trailers, surprise reveals, and Q&A with the game creators from some of the industry's top publishers. Room 6A
Tags:  Comics | Games | Superheroes

12:30-1:30 Diversity in Young Adult Works- It's not all about being torn between vampire and werewolf boyfriends. This panel is a celebration of different genres, protagonists, and media for young adult readers. The diverse authors participating include Cindy Pon (Fury of the Phoenix), Kiersten White (Supernaturally), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), Vera Brosgol (Anya's Ghost), Gene Yang (Level Up), and Elizabeth Bunce (A Curse Dark As Gold). Moderated by Malinda Lo (Huntress). Room 8
Tags:  Horror and Suspense | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

12:30-1:30 Fantagraphics 35th Anniversary- Fantagraphics Books was founded in 1976 with the launch of their first publication, The Comics Journal. Since then, they've grown to become one of the world's foremost publishers of literary comix and comic strips. Publishers Gary Groth and Kim Thompson offer a multimedia presentation highlighting their favorite works from the past 35 years, as well as previewing some of their upcoming favorites. Expect a major announcement or two, as well! Room 24ABC
Tags:  Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comics

12:45-1:45 DC: The Dark and The Edge- From the shadowy corners of the new DC Universe comes a startling array of new series featuring some of comics' top creators! Join DC Editor Pat McCallum and get acquainted with new DC titles from "The Dark" and "The Edge," including Swamp Thing, written by Scott Snyder, Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. and Animal Man, written by Jeff Lemire, Deathstroke, written by Kyle Higgins, Demon Knights and Stormwatch, written by Paul Cornell, I, Vampire, written by Josh Fialkov, Suicide Squad, written by Adam Glass, Swamp Thing, drawn by Francesco Francavilla, All Star Western drawn by Moritat, and more! Room 6DE
Tags:  Comics | Horror and Suspense
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