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Friday, July 10th, 10:00am-12:45pm
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FRIDAY, JULY 10th: DAY 2
10:00 am - 12:45 pm



Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 28DE
 21st-Century Creators

The 21st century has proven to be a time of great change for the book industry. With huge shifts in technology and the e-book industry transforming print media, Tracy Hurren (managing editor, Drawn & Quarterly) speaks to three cartoonists who began working after the year 2000 about the challenges and successes they've had working in a digital world. Michael DeForge (Ant Colony, First Year Healthy), Benjamin Marra(Night Business, The Terror Assaulter ), and Jillian Tamaki (SuperMutant Magic Academy, This One Summer) will also address how their comics' work has developed as online communities have grown and shifted.

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC
Behind the Music: SyFy Thrills and Chills

Bill Brown (Dominion), Jason Gallagher (Z Nation), Reinhold Heil (Helix), FM Le Sieur(Being Human), Paul Linford (12 Monkeys), and Chris Ridenhour (Sharknado 1-3) talk about what it takes to create music for post-apocalyptic worlds, zombie, attacks and other out-of-this-world situations. The panelists will show you how much influence the music has on defining your experience as a viewer, as well as the subtle details that go into making sounds for top SyFy television programs. With special guest moderatorsTahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Gallactica) and DJ Qualls (Z Nation).

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Cartoon Network's Regular Show and Uncle Grandpa

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 2
Comic-Con How-To: Drawing with Ed McGuinness

Ed McGuinness, best known as an artist for Marvel, Image, and DC, shares his tips on drawing for comics.

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 14A
Geek Wars: The Nerds Awaken

Professional nerds square off in an epic trivia battle for the ages, all while discussing the hottest pop culture topics, including racial stereotyping, objectification, online bullying, casting decisions, and more. Spanning comics, TV, film, and the web, this discussion will be hilarious, outrageous, and challenge your perspective on culture. Moderated by Tony B Kim (Crazy 4 Comic Con), this super-powered team will be joined by Chris Gore (comedian), Amy Ratcliffe (writer), Andre Meadows (comedian),Ivy Doom Kitty (pro cosplayer), Sam Maggs (writer), and Ali Mattu (clinical psychologist).

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Ballroom 20
Inside The Big Bang Theory Writer's Room

The Big Bang Theory writers once again open the curtain and take you behind the scenes of TV's #1 comedy. From huge guest stars to the shocking moments in the season finale (Was that a ring, my Precious? Will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?), find out what it takes to make the hit series each week. Join the show's executive producers and writers as they take you inside the writers' room for a lively discussion and special video presentation. From Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Big Bang Theory returns for Season 9 this fall, Monday nights at 8/7c on CBS. The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eighth Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 15.

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6DE
Marvel: Secret Wars

The Secret Wars rage on! And the architect of Marvel's universe-destroying event,Jonathan Hickman himself, is on hand to answer your Secret Wars questions! He will be joined by executive editor Tom Brevoort and writer Sam Humphries (Planet Hulk). Prepare for a tour of Battleworld and some of its most unique and dangerous territories!

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 25ABC
Nickelodeon and Dark Horse Comics: Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra

Come celebrate Nickelodeon's Avatar universe with the brilliant minds who created it all: co creators and executive producers Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Mike and Bryan will discuss past storylines and tease the future at a panel full of surprises and behind-the-scenes stories.

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 4
Push Boundaries Forward: Gender, Diversity, and Representation in Comic Books

The face of comics is changing. A diverse panel examine what indie/web publishing has been doing right, how mainstream comics can catch up, and what creators and fans can do to be heard. Moderator Amy Chu (Girl's Night Out) leads panelists Maigrhread Scott(The Third Witch, Lantern City), IDW Publishing editor Sarah Gaydos, Derek Charm (The Powerpuff Girls: Super Smash-Up!), Dr. Andrea Letamendi (The Arkham Sessions podcast), Christian Beranek (Validation), and BOOM! Studios brand communications manager Christine Dinh in a sincere, thoughtful discussion on the topic of gender, diversity, and representation in mainstream comics.

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 32AB
Romantic Adventure

SFF fans are always down for an adventure, from a daring airship expedition to space-age exploration, but what's the fun in an adventure if there's no one to share it with? Some of the most compelling stories in genre fiction spring out of the relationships between two equally awesome characters when they're thrown together in an out-of-this-world situation. Come discuss the lure of romantic adventure with Chloe Neil (The Devil's Isle series), Sam Sykes (The City Stained Red), Beth Cato (The Clockwork Crown),Suzanne Young (The Remedy), Gena Showalter (Alice in Zombieland), and Mary E. Pearson (The Heart of Betrayal). Moderated by S. J. Harper (Reckoning).

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29AB
Spotlight on Luis Royo

Luis Royo (fantasy illustrator, The Ice Dragon, Malefic Time) presents his new series of fantasy illustration books Malefic Time, followed by a Q&A session.

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 9
Spotlight on Scott McCloud

Text and images-the combination of these two is what makes a comic. But how do you move beyond that simple fusion to create a true story, with characters, plot, and narrative depth? Renowned, best-selling authors Scott McCloud (The Sculptor) andGene Luen Yang (Secret Coders) discuss what goes on behind the scenes when telling stories in graphic novel form, as well as the creative development of McCloud's bestselling graphic novel The Sculptor.

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 7AB
Star Wars Publishing 2015: Part 1

A dynamic, all-star New York Times bestselling panel of authors including Alexandra Bracken (the Darkest Minds series), Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and Grim series), Tom Angleberger (The Origami Yoda series), and Tony Diterlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles series) converse with Lucasfilm's Mike Siglain about the new Star Warsretellings for a younger generation of fans. From picture books to novels, these authors present A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi in all new ways. The panelists will provide new perspectives that will change the way readers understand who these beloved characters are and how they became the legends for legions of fans.

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Hall H
The 16th Annual Animation Show of Shows

A program of new award-winning short films, but mostly unknown by the public and mini-portraits documentaries about selected filmmakers. Includes an introduction and Q&A with panelists to be announced, moderated by Ron Diamond.

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 5AB
The Black Panel

This year's panel consists of Ne-Yo (Ghost: The God Killer, Non-Fiction), Joe Illidge(writer, columnist, The Ren), Karen Hunter (The Karen Hunter Show, Karen Hunter Publishing, Pulitzer Prize winner), Eric Dean Seaton (Disney Channel director, creator,Legend of the Mantamaji) and last but not least, Don McGregor (2015 Bill Finger Award recipient for Excellence in Comic Book Writing). The focus of the panel is the lack of unity among many in the Black pop culture space and opens the floor for ideas on how we can change that. Also, a sea change occurs as the panel realizes an end of an era. Moderated, as always, by Michael Davis.

Friday July 10, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 6BCF
Hunt for the Truth: Following the Trail of the Halo 5: Guardians Story

Join 343 Industries and special guests as they examine the compelling and prolific storytelling in and around Halo 5: Guardians. The panel will bring new insight into the mysteries surrounding the Master Chief and build connections between the stories that have been told so far, and sneak peeks of the stories yet to be told in game and beyond. Q&A session following.

Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 26AB
Comics Arts Conference #5: The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre

A panel of industry experts will unmask the golden age of comic book filmmaking. Since the success of X-Men in the summer of 2000, filmgoers and comic fans have enjoyed an unprecedented number of comic book film adaptations. Drawing on the first book-length study of this frenzied period of production, The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre by Liam Burke (Swinburne University of Technology), this panel uncovers why, after more than a century of coexistence, comics and cinema have recently become so entwined. After considering the cause, the panel will then examine the effect of this trend. Topics will include how the language of comics has influenced the aesthetics of mainstream cinema, and the ways in which comic book fans, empowered by the web, facilitated the emergence of more faithful adaptations. Panel participants include Eisner Award-winning creator Mark Waid(Kingdom Come), Marvel Comics senior vice president of publishing Tom Brevoort, executive producer of the modern Batman films Michael Uslan (Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice), and writerJoe Kelly (Superman vs. The Elite), who adapted his own comic into an animated film. Chaired and presented by Liam Burke.

Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 8
Edgar Rice Burroughs's Worlds of Adventure

Jim Sullos (president, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.), Mike Richardson (president and founder of Dark Horse Comics/producer of Warner Bros.' Tarzan), Anna Kislevitz(head of licensing and merchandising at 41 Entertainment, producer of Tarzan and Jane), Diana Leto (The Cave Girl), and Scott Tracy Griffin (Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration) discuss upcoming releases featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs's famous literary heroes, including Warner Bros.' big-screen Tarzan feature (2016), the animated Netflix Original Series Tarzan and Jane, and comics, novels, role-playing games, and more based on Tarzan of the Apes, John Carter of Mars, Carson of Venus, The Land That Time Forgot, and fan-favorite Woola.

Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6A
My Little Pony

The cast and creatives behind My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and My Little Pony Equestria Girls share details of the making of the popular animated series and a sneak peek into the rest of Season 5 and the new My Little Pony Equestria Girls Friendship Games movie coming this fall.

Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
Nobility: These Aren't the Heroes You're Looking For

The new Sci-Fi "dramedy" series Nobility, dubbed "Firely meets The Office," starsWalter Koenig (Star Trek TOS, Babylon 5), Doug Jones (Falling Skies, Pan's Labyrinth),Christopher Judge (Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis), Torri Higginson (Stargate Atlantis),Cas Anvar (Assassin's Creed, Expanse), Adrienne Wilkinson (Xena: Warrior Princess, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Darren Jacobs (Starship: Rising ), Miracle Laurie (Dollhouse),Ellen Dubin (Lexx, Napoleon Dynamite), Neil Kaplan (Transformers: Robots in Disguise, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty), Vic Mignogna (Star Trek Continues, Fullmetal Alchemist), and James Kyson (Heroes). Some of the all-star cast will host a Q&A along with directorNeil Johnson (Starship: Rising), art director Tiki Al Zequeira (Star Trek DS9, Serenity), composer Charles-Henri Avelange (Starship Rising), and series creator E.J. De la Pena(Jingle All the Way, Run Ronnie Run). Attendees will be captivated by the antics of the misfit crew of the Starship Nobility as they debut exciting, never-before-seen footage for this action-packed new series.

Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 24ABC
Writing for TV: From First Draft to Getting Staffed

Moderator Spiro Skentzos (Grimm), panelist Phil Klemmer (DC's Legends of Tomorrow),Wendy Mericle (Arrow), Kerry Ehrin (Bates Motel), Karen Horne (VP, NBCUniversal),Cori Wellins (agent, WME) and Steve Iwanyk (manager, The Gotham Group) as they discuss navigating the TV spec terrain, including beginner's mistakes, what they look for in a writer and what it takes for you to write a killer spec that will stand above the crowd. There will be a huge Q&A component, so bring your questions.

Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 30CDE
Comic Book Law School 202: Selling the Sizzle

While almost every creator will tell you their greatest joy is in the act of creation, none will argue that equally (or perhaps more) important is earning a living from their efforts. But commercializing creative works is fraught with peril unless you're prepared. This second stage of the case study focusing on fictional author Fitzgerald Scott will concentrate on Scott's efforts to commercialize his critically acclaimed new work, The Strange Situation of Benjamin "Button" Cabeza. Noted attorney Michael Lovitz, author of the acclaimed The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, is joined by entertainment attorneys Mona Metwalli and Terri Lubaroff for an interactive seminar tackling a number of the more advanced issues facing creators (and the businesses that hire them) in marketing their properties and creative ideas, including licenses and transfers of rights; key things to know when Hollywood comes knocking; publishing, manufacturing, merchandising, and distribution agreements; understanding key terms in contracts, assignments, and licenses; and (time permitting) how your spouse may impact your contracts and licenses. With insights into a variety of options and opportunities for generating income from your creative endeavors, along with discussions focusing on the problems and pitfalls that go hand in hand with each decision, you'll agree this session shouldn't be missed. [Please note, the Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and insights 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).]

Friday July 10, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Cartoon Network:Adventure Time and Steven Universe

Comic-Con is the ultimate destination for amazing fans in Finn hats and crystal gem bellybuttons, which is why Cartoon Network is celebrating the fan in a one-of-a-kind Fandemonium celebration. They've got big news, behind-the-scenes access, and special musical performances by the cast and crew from hit shows Adventure Time andSteven Universe. The panel features Adventure Time legends of OooJeremy Shada (voice of Finn), John DiMaggio (voice of Jake), Olivia Olson (voice of Marceline), andAdam Muto (co-executive producer), alongside Steven Universe gems Rebecca Sugar(creator), Zach Callison (voice of Steven), Estelle (voice of Garnet), and Ian Jones-Quartey (supervising director).

Friday July 10, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 14A
Cosplaying 102: Taking It to the Next Level

Catherine M. Fisher (award-winning costumer), Mike Schiffbauer (master prop maker and costumer), Bob Mogg (steampunk expert extraordinaire), and Annisse Damefatalle (award-winning costumer) pick up where Cosplaying 101 left off. They will discuss advanced costuming techniques such as sculpting, mold making, resin casting, FX makeup, and more. Moderated by Melissa Gene Meyer (Comic Con Masquerade assistant).

Friday July 10, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 23ABC
Image Comics: Where Creators Own Process

The trick to making comics isn't finding a specific pen or sitting at the keyboard for hours. You have to do all that, but more important, you must figure out the story you want to tell and the best way to tell it. Nick Dragotta and Jonathan Hickman (East of West) go face-to-face with Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman (Invisible Republic) in this wide-ranging discussion on how to make comics, from some of the best in the business.

Friday July 10, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 29AB
Publishers Weekly: The French Comics Invasion

As graphic novels become a global phenomenon, a new breed of French comic is making a big impact on the U.S. graphic novel publishing. Publishers such as First Second, NBM, and Magnetic Press are putting out some of the most spectacular comics on the stands. Join Publisher Weekly's Calvin Reid to explore howbande dessinéeare finally making their mark in the U.S. and beyond. With Mark Siegel (First Second),Terry Nantier (NBM), Michael Kennedy (Magnetic Press), Laurent Duvault (Dargaud), and others.

Friday July 10, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 4
Sci-Fi Comics Theater: Dave Roman and Tom Angleberger

A visual conversation between author Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda) and cartoonistDave Roman (Astronaut Academy, Teen Boat!) about self-publishing, dream jobs, graphic novels for kids, school misfits, and robot doppelgangers. Hosted by Noelene Clark (LA Times Hero Complex), this fun-filled panel will include interactive readings, improv drawing games, and surprise guests.

Friday July 10, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 32AB
Something Old, Something New! (or, The Revenge of Classic Comic Collections Panel)

President of IDW Publishing Greg Goldstein reunites the stalwarts (or culprits) of the unprecedented boom in archival publishing for a spirited discussion about the future of classic comic book collections. Joining Greg are LOAC founder and editor Dean Mullaney, renowned comic book historian and editor Craig Yoe, VP of book trade sales at Dark Horse Comics Michael Martens, founder of Sunday Press Peter Maresca, associate publisher of Fantagraphics Eric Reynolds, and IDW senior editor of special projects Scott Dunbier. It's the golden age of archival collections, and if you crave more, or want to beg these guys to stop, this is the panel for you. Free book for every attendee plus other giveaways; and each and every guest has promised to announce a new project so top secret even the other panelists don't know about it yet.

Friday July 10, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 7AB
Star Wars Publishing Update: Part 2

A variety of authors talk about their upcoming projects from a galaxy far, far away. Moderated by Lucasfilm's Mike Siglain, authors from Del Rey and other publishers will participate in a discussion on writing stories for the exciting new future of the Star Wars universe.

Friday July 10, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 9
The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2015

Frank Mastromauro (co-owner/publisher), Peter Steigerwald (co-owner), Vince Hernandez (VP/editor-in-chief), and Mark Roslan (VP) reveal upcoming Aspen projects for 2016 and beyond and hold a Q&A session with fans. All fans in attendance will receive an exclusive gift courtesy of Aspen Comics.

Friday July 10, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 25ABC
Warner Archive Collection's Atom Ant Animation Spectacular!

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original pint-sized powerhouse Atom Ant, along with a bevy of animation favorites from throughout the ages, including a look at the upcoming Warner Archive release of the beloved 1983 Lucasfilm animated movie, John Korty's Twice Upon a Time. Spend an hour reminiscing over great animation with WAC Podcast hosts George Feltenstein, Matthew Patterson, and DW Ferranti, as well as Twice Upon a Time animator Brian Narelle (Dark Star's Lt. Doolittle) and animation historian and Comic-Con special guest Jerry Beck, along with a few special guests. Moderator Gary Miereanu might even have a few WAC Blu-rays and DVDs for lucky audience members.

Friday July 10, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE
Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel

A breakthrough in the development of the graphic novel, Will Eisner's A Contract with God was not the first, was not the bestselling, and came before the days of awards, but it is still in print and affecting the explosive growth of comics' most vibrant format. Join us and learn why he's Will Eisner, champion of the graphic novel, at a panel moderated by Eisner Award-winner and New York Times bestselling author, Paul Levitz (Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel), and with panelists Denis Kitchen (The Best of Comix Book, The Art of Harvey Kurtzman), Jeff Smith (RASL, Bone), Sergio Aragonés (Groo, MAD), and Danny Fingeroth (The Stan Lee Universe, Superman on the Couch).

Friday July 10, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Room 2
Workshop with Chip Kidd and Michael Cho

Workshop with Chip Kidd and Michael Cho

Friday July 10, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6DE
DC Entertainment: One-on-One with Geoff Johns

The superstar DCE writer and chief creative officer Geoff Johns returns to San Diego for an all-access and in-depth discussion. From Earth One, to Darkseid War, to all things in between, be here for this exclusive panel that will give you insight to one of the genre's most influential people.

Friday July 10, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Ballroom 20
Falling Skies:The Final Farewell

A special goodbye to TNT's epic alien series Falling Skies. Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy, and others will be on hand to discuss favorite moments, most gruesome deaths, and memorable alien battle scars. The Espheni Power Core has been destroyed but with mutant aliens running rampant on Earth, human survival is still at stake. After being tortured, imprisoned, and having their loved ones stolen and killed, Tom Mason and the 2nd Mass are filled with rage and ready to destroy the enemy. Con attendees will be treated to an exclusive look ahead at the epic final season and a Q&A.

Friday July 10, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8
75th Anniversary of The Shadow and Doc Savage

Michael Uslan (Justice Inc., Batman movie producer) and moderator Anthony Tollin(The Shadow Scrapbook, Sanctum Books publisher) commemorate the 1940 comic book debuts of the legendary pulp heroes that inspired the creation of Batman, Superman, and many more superheroes, as well as the Golden Age talents who brought these pulp greats to four-color life, including Walter B. Gibson, Otto Binder, and Bob Powell.

Friday July 10, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 6BCF
Lucifer Pilot Screening and Q&A

Lucifer is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar has resigned his throne and retired to the City of Angels, where he owns an upscale piano bar called Lux. When a beautiful pop star is murdered, for the first time in roughly 10 billion years, he feels something awaken deep within him. Is he actually capable of feelings for a human being? The very thought disturbs him. The murder attracts the attention of LAPD homicide detective Chloe Dancer, who finds herself both repulsed and fascinated by Lucifer. At the same time, God's emissary, the angel Amenadiel, has been sent to Los Angeles to convince Lucifer to return to Hell. But with the City of Angels at his feet and a newfound purpose, Lucifer's having too much fun to go back now. Sexy, dark and irreverent, Lucifer makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Aggressive Mediocrity in association with Warner Bros. Television, and based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment's Vertigo imprint,Lucifer premieres Midseason on FOX.

Friday July 10, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 5AB
Masters of the Web: The World of Movie Talk Online

Some of the top voices in the online film world discuss and speculate on the current and future trends in movies and the online film community. Panelists include John Campea (AMC Movie Talk), Jeremy Jahns (YouTube film critic), Andy Signore (Honest Trailers, ScreenJunkies Movie Fights), Grae Drake (senior editor of Rotten Tomatoes),Jon Schnepp (AMC Heroes), Kristian Harloff (Schmoes, AMC Jedi Council), Mark Ellis(Schmoes, AMC Movie Talk) and a special celebrity guest.

Friday July 10, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 24ABC
Science Fiction and Sex

Pizza rolls, not gender roles! From the strong female protagonist to the battle of the sexes, science fiction has long given us the ability to challenge the way we think about traditional gender roles. Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy bookstore leads acclaimed authors Marisa Acocella Marchetto (Ann Tenna), Nick Cole (Control Alt Revolt), Gini Koch (the Alien Series), Wesley Chu (Time Salvager), Gwendolyn Womack (The Memory Painter), and Camilla D'Errico (Pop Manga) in a discussion about the importance of gender in science fiction, how science fiction novels open our minds to nontraditional ideas, and just what the difference is between gender and sex.

Friday July 10, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
Space Command:A Hopeful Future

Science fiction luminaries Marc Scott Zicree (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Geoff Mark (Battlestar Galactica), and Iain McCaig (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) premiere footage from the epic adventure series that spans 200 years of Galactic History. The awesome cast, starring Mike Harney (Orange Is the New Black), Doug Jones (The Strain),Bill Mumy (Lost In Space), Bob Picardo (Star Trek Voyager), Mira Furlan (Babylon 5),Bruce Boxleitner (Tron) and worldwide Talent Search winners Ethan McDowell, Bryan McClure and Sara Maraffino talk about their roles and answer your questions along with editor Dave Edison, with fresh music from composer David Raiklen. Plus, an early look at amazing scenes.

Friday July 10, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 26AB
Comics Arts Conference #6: The Scientific Study of Comics' Visual Language

Recent work in cognitive science has examined the makeup of the "visual language" of comics and its cognition in the brain. Neil Cohn (University of California, San Diego) will provide an overview of this scientific approach to comics, setting the stage for three presentations that directly coded 40 comics each for properties within and across panels. First, two studies explore the changes in structure that have occurred in American superhero comics from the 1940s through the present. Ryan Taylor(University of California, San Diego) will report on how text and images interactions have changed in the service of storytelling over time. Then, Kaitlin Pederson(University of California, San Diego) will detail how page layouts have become more systematic across the decades while also growing in complexity. Finally, Nimish Pratha(University of California, San Diego) will describe how sound effects differ across genres of American comics and Japanese manga. Together, these presentations show the benefits of a data-driven, scientific approach to studying comics.

Friday July 10, 2015 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 6A
Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Secrets of the ooze are revealed by the mutated minds making Nickelodeon's hit animated series. Moderated by the Internet's biggest fanboy, Andre Meadows (a.k.a. BlackNerd), the panel features executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman as they provide sneak peeks into Season 4 and discuss the epic and bizarre adventures in store for the four talking turtles. Also on hand will be the extraordinary and talented voice actors of the TMNT world: Seth Green (Leonardo), Rob Paulsen (Donatello),Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), and more special guests. Booyakasha!

Friday July 10, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hall H
AMC's The Walking Dead

Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michael Cudlitz, and Lennie Jamesjoin executive producer and showrunner Scott M. Gimple, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead). The panelists will discuss the shocking finale of Season 5 and what to look forward to in Season 6, debuting this fall on AMC. Join the panelists for a Q&A session and an official sneak preview of Season 6.
Friday July 10, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 23ABC
Behind the Scenes: Making Comics


Friday July 10, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 30CDE
CBLDF: Banned Comics

It's hard to believe that books are still banned in the United States, and yet each year hundreds of incidents are recorded. CBLDF springs to action in these cases, providing expert support for the librarians and individuals who fight back when calls to censorship arise. CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein and editorial directorBetsy Gomez examine the comics that have been banned and challenged this year, showing how they fit into recent trends in comics censorship. They'll also preview Banned Books Week 2015, celebrating Young Adult books.

Friday July 10, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7AB
Hasbro:Star Wars

Join members of the Hasbro and Lucasfilm teams as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro's latest action figure offerings. Word on the Holonet is there may also be a few surprises, including a special product reveal.

Friday July 10, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 9
Hermes Press: A Celebration of Women Artists in Comics During WWII

This panel kicks off the debut (at Comic-Con) of Trina Robbins's new book Babes in Arms: Women in the Comics During World War Two. The panel will begin with a video presentation about the artists and their work featured in this all new history. Trina (Women in the Comics, Pretty in Ink) will lead a discussion about women artists during the 1940s and afterward. Joining her are Ramona Fradon (Metamorpho, Brenda Starr),Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (comics historian, co-author Lost Hero), and Daniel Herman(publisher, Hermes Press, Silver Age: the Second Generation of Comic Artists), who will talk about these early pioneers in comic books and their impact on generations of women artists and writers in the business.

Friday July 10, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 29AB
Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge

Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge on SyFy gave us a look into the artist life from design to final product. Gigi Edgley, the TV series' host, will give you direct access into this creative process. Kirk Thatcher, the series' Judge, has extensive experience in the Henson worlds that everyone has come to love. Fans will get a chance to ask probing questions and inspire young artists to keep their dreams coming. There will also be a few small video clips, a puppeteer, and creatures. SyFy did not take on a second season, but rumors abound that there may be big news by the time SDCC happens. Sean Murphy, the MC, is working with both Kirk and Gigi on other projects. Who knows where the future may lead? There will be lots of smiles!

Friday July 10, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 25ABC
Mattel Collector: MattyPalooza!

Mattel has some very exciting news about the future of Masters of the Universe Classic, plus a ton more. The panel will include a Q&A with Mattel toy designers, the Mattel marketing team, and The Four Horseman, plus a special treat for fans. Tons of reveals and surprises are in store.

Friday July 10, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre
Nerdist Music

The music landscape is more diverse and intricate than ever before. From EDM and pop to country and rock, artists in every genre of music proudly carry the label of nerd regardless of the genre of music they play. Some of those artists come together with moderator Matt Grosinger (Nerdist's Celebrity Playlist) to discuss their songbooks, their opinions on the state of the music industry, and the playlists that make up the soundtrack to their lives.

Friday July 10, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 28DE
Space Goat Time Machine: A Sneak Peek into the Publisher's Future

Take a peek into the future with Space Goat Publishing's inside scoop on Evil Dead 2and the other great Space Goat titles. Join this visual presentation and lively discussion, with Space Goat's creative team: Shon Bury (Big Game Hunters, Mage Inc.),Frank Hannah (Evil Dead 2, The Cooler movie), and Justin Peniston (Rocket Queen & The Wrench, Avengers Assemble animated). Dave Olbrich (Ultraverse) and Emmy Award-winning writer Tom Mason also join the fun to answer your questions.

Friday July 10, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 4
Spotlight on Jackson 'Butch' Guice

Jackson "Butch" Guice (Marvel, DC, Valiant, IDW, Humanoids artist) discusses his 30-plus years of experience as a comics professional in a Q&A session with fans.

Friday July 10, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 14A
Star Wars Goes Steampunk

From Admiral Ackbar to Master Yoda, enjoy a lively discussion and slideshow on how your favorite Star Wars characters and designs have been re-engineered in Steampunk style. Steampunk artist and Star Wars fan, Brian Kesinger (artist/writer Walking Your Octopus) and fellow Southern California Star Wars Steampunks will discuss what it takes to create Steampunk concepts based on traditional designs until the art becomes cosplay reality. The program will finish with "How to Steampunk a Star Wars Character in 60 Seconds" with all Steampunks and Star Wars cosplayers brought forward to show off their incredible creations! Panelists include Shawn "Obi-Shawn" Crosby, Rebecca "Lady Fett" Eusey, and Alex "Dapper Fett" Vargas. Moderated by Anastasia Hunter(chair, Gaslight Gathering Steampunk Convention).

Friday July 10, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 32AB
Top Shelf Productions: Live!

Marketing director Leigh Walton and a lineup of top-flight talent present an all-access look at the new books from beloved indie publisher Top Shelf Productions. Hear and see Eisner winner Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole, March) on his powerful new collection You Don't Say, Chris Sheridan on his over-the-top genre mash-up The Motorcycle Samurai, Julian Hanshaw on his quietly staggering widower taleTim Ginger, and Ray Fawkes (One Soul, Constantine) on his twisted cyber-sensual thriller Junction True (with Vince Locke). Plus, get the scoop on Eddie Campbell's Bacchus, the bestselling March series, and some truly incredible upcoming projects.

Friday July 10, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever and Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell

Join this panel to celebrate the upcoming second season of Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell and mourn the end of Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever. Aqua Teen andYour Pretty Face co-creator Dave Willis (Squidbillies), Your Pretty Face co-creator Casper Kelly (Too Many Cooks), and Your Pretty Face cast members Craig Rowin (The Jack and Triumph Show) and Matt Servitto (Banshee) discuss office politics in Hell, reflect on 13 seasons of Aqua Teen, and show clips from both new seasons. Dana Snyder (Aqua TeenandSquidbillies) will moderate the panel and help you say your good-byes to the longest-running Adult Swim original series.

Friday July 10, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 24ABC
GRAPHIX: The Beginning, Present, and Beyond

Words are only half the story. Graphic novelists Jeff Smith (Bone), Raina Telgemeier(Smile), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet) Doug TenNapel (Nnewts), Jenni and Matt Holm (Sunny Side Up), Craig Thompson (Space Dumplins), and Jimmy Gownley (Dumbest Idea Ever) join Scholastic Graphix publisher VP David Saylor to discuss the evolution of children's graphic novels and upcoming projects.
Friday July 10, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6DE
MTV's The Shannara Chronicles

Cast members and the creative minds behind MTV's epic new series The Shannara Chronicles share a sneak peek, participate in a moderated Q&A, and answer fan questions.

Friday July 10, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 5AB
Push Stories Forward: Rise of the Independents

Rosy Press's Janelle Asselin moderates a conversation with some of the brightest minds in independent comics publishing, including BOOM! Studios editor Shannon Watters, IDW Publishing editor Sarah Gaydos, Oni Press senior editor Charlie Chu, and Fantagraphics director of publicity and promotions Jacq Cohen as they discuss what they are doing to expand the marketplace.

Friday July 10, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
Star Trek: Renegades

Star Trek: Renegades is an independently produced project that picks up nearly ten years after Voyager's return to find the Federation in a major crisis. Renegades stars and is produced by Star Trek legends and vets, including Walter Koenig. Panelists include Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Generations), Adrienne Wilkinson (Xena, Star Wars), and executive producer Sky Conway (Star Trek: Of Gods and Men). Panelists will discuss their various Star Trek experiences and provide insight about putting together the independent project from conception to completion.

Friday July 10, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ballroom 20
The 100 Special Video Presentation and Q&A

The 100's sacrifices and heartbreaking choices have changed them forever, but now, as they set out to stake their place in this dangerous new world, they will continue to face physical peril and moral dilemmas as they rebuild society. Although Mount Weather has been defeated, the danger remains very real for the survivors of The Ark, and the twists are just beginning. Be among the first to get the scoop on what's in store for next season. What is the City of Light? Will Clarke get past the scars of war? What challenges will the survivors of The Ark face next? See a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A with series stars and executive producer Jason Rothenberg. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The 100 returns midseason with all-new episodes on The CW. The 100: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 29.

Friday July 10, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 8
Twisted Roots of the Comics Industry

Gerard Jones (Men of Tomorrow), Danny Fingeroth (Disguised as Clark Kent, editor for Marvel Comics), Brad Ricca (Super Boys), and Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (co-author of a forthcoming bio of Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson) reveal the stories of the gangsters, bootleggers, and eccentric geniuses who founded the comic book business. Moderated by Michael Uslan, producer of the Batman movies.

Friday July 10, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 2
Workshop with Steve Lieber

Eisner Award-winning artist and Toucan Blog columnist Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man) talks and answers your questions about the art, craft, and business of comics. Moderated by Rob Salkowitz (Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture).

Friday July 10, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 6BCF
Marvel: All-New All-Different Avengers

Avengers fans assemble! Get ready for an all-new, all-different team of Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Executive editor Tom Brevoort, director of content and character development Sana Amanat, and writers Marguerite Bennett (A-Force), Mark Waid(Daredevil), and Nick Spencer (Ant-Man) are all on hand to discuss the newest developments with your favorite superhero team.

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