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Saturday 11th, 4:00pm - 6:45pm
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SATURDAY, JULY 11th
4:00 pm - 6:45 pm



4:00pm —  4:45pm
Starz: Outlander
Ballroom 20

Ronald D. Moore (executive producer/writer), Diana Gabaldon (author), Caitriona Balfe (claire), Sam Heughan (Jamie), and Maril Davis (executive producer) discuss the hit series and preview what's to come in Season 2. Q&A moderated by Kristin Dos Santos (E! News).
 
4:00pm —  5:00pm
A Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones Fan Discussion
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

Amin Javadi (Podcast of Ice and Fire, Bastards of Kingsgrave podcast), Kyle Maddock (Podcast of Ice and Fire, AfterBuzzTV), and Tara Lynne (The Geekiary, Ice and Fire Convention) discuss popular and obscure fan theories, compare the books versus the television show, and take part in a general Q&A.
 
4:00pm —  5:00pm
Body Confidence in Cosplay
Room 14A

Ivy Doomkitty (Syfy's Heroes of Cosplay, international cosplayer and model), Chris Gore (G4 TV, PodCrash), Envy Us (Cosplayer), and Chrissy Lynn (MUA, cosplayer) discuss body image and confidence in oneself. They will cover cosplay for all and body positivity, regardless of age, gender, skin color, body type, or disability. Moderated by Dave Turner (writer, Trek: Isolation).
 
4:00pm —  5:00pm
CBLDF Protecting Comics in Libraries
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

Comics and graphic novels are achieving more acclaim than ever, which is leading to increased demand, and unfortunately a rise in challenges. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund executive director Charles Brownstein spotlights the current landscape of graphic novel challenges and shares the organization's most recent resources and success stories. Come share your perspectives, and learn more about how you can be a part of protecting comics.
 
4:00pm —  5:00pm
Celebrate 75 Years of Will Eisner's The Spirit
Room 23ABC

This year is the 75th Anniversary of Will Eisner's The Spirit. Appearing first as a Sunday newspaper section in 1940, The Spirit was seen weekly by 5 million readers. The comic was known for its imaginative storytelling, film noir style, and unforgettable characters. Moderator Denis Kitchen (KSP publisher, The Spirit 1972-1998) and panelists Paul Levitz (DC Comics publisher, The Spirit 2000-2006), Dan DiDio (DC Entertainment co-publisher, The Spirit 2007-present), Nick Barrucci (Dynamite Entertainment publisher, The Spirit 2015+), Matt Wagner (art director/writer, The Spirit 2015+), and Michael Cho (artist, The Spirit 2015 Comic-Con Souvenir Book Cover) discuss Will Eisner's The Spirit as Will Eisner wrote and drew it, The Spirit as written and drawn by many other greats since then, and what's lurking in The Spirit's future at Dynamite Entertainment.
 
4:00pm —  5:00pm
Childhood Dreams Come True: Writing Licensed Characters
Room 30CDE

You want to write Spider-Man, Batman, Star Wars, or Jem and the Holograms? So does everyone else! You're not just writing for you and your audience, but also for editors, project managers, and a company. We've all heard the horror stories from creators, but it doesn't have to be that way. Andy Schmidt (Avengers, Transformers), David Marshall (Star Wars), Mike Costa (Spider-Man, G.I. Joe), and Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine) offer a look from both sides of the desk. Learn what a company is looking for and how to navigate licensed characters as a writer.
 
4:00pm —  5:00pm
Fantasy Literature
Room 29AB

Learn about fantasy literature and book-to-movie adaptations from New York Times bestselling authors Heather Brewer (Vladimir Tod series) and Jonathan Maberry (Rot & Ruin), Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures series), Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn series) and Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle series). Moderated by Henry Herz (Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes).
 
4:00pm —  5:00pm
Hasbro Marvel
Room 25ABC

Adam Biehl (VP, Global Marvel Line, Hasbro), Jesse Falcon (director of Hardlines, Marvel), Dwight Stall (senior Marvel product design manager, Hasbro), Bobby Vala (Marvel product designer, Hasbro), Maalvika Mantripragada (director, Marvel Brands, Hasbro) and Michael Breslin (senior director, Global Marvel Fan Line, Hasbro) discuss Hasbro's popular Marvel LEGENDS action figure lines. Attendees will also get a sneak peek of upcoming Marvel action figures.
 
4:00pm —  5:00pm
IDW: So, You Want to Be in Comics
Room 4

Ever wondered what it would take to create your own comic? Or find a publisher that wants it? Want to break into "The Biz"? Why not find out how, from some of those who have? IDW chief creative officer and editor-in-chief Chris Ryall, VP of marketing Dirk Wood, artist supreme Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key, Onyx), and a few other folks who've made the jump to "professional comic person" explain how they did it. Plus, some new project announcements.
 
4:00pm —  5:00pm
Milestone 2.0: The Return of the Mack
Room 9

What's going on with the Static Shock live-action digital series? Who's in the cast? When does it start shooting? When does it debut? Will there be action figures of the classic Milestone characters? When do the new Milestone Comics debut? Who's working on the books? Denys Cowan, Reginald Hudlin, Derek Dingle, and other surprise guests set the record straight.
 
4:00pm —  5:00pm
What's New From Abrams ComicArts
Room 28DE

Charles Kochman (editorial director), Chad Beckerman (creative director), Chip Kidd (graphic designer and author), and special guests talk about upcoming Abrams ComicArts projects from their fall 2015 list, including original graphic novels Trashed by Derf Backderf (author of My Friend Dahmer) and Ghetto Klown by John Leguizamo (an adaptation of his award-winning autobiographical HBO stage performance); art monographs Only What's Necessary : Charles M. Schultz and The Art of Peanuts by Chip Kidd and Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel by Paul Levitz (former president and publisher of DC Comics); and the latest trading card collection from Topps: Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume 1. Find out what's also coming next year from Abrams ComicArts as they reveal some works in progress, including videos and never-before-seen titles and art.
 
4:00pm —  5:00pm
William Shatner's Man O' War: Cinematic Graphic Novel
Room 6BCF

William Shatner (creator/executive producer), Gary Laird, Scott Liggett, Mariano Nicieza (LNL executive producers), and Ed Lang (Panelfly president) premiere a new type of digital comic book. This unique project delivers a groundbreaking form of digital comics that combines a new stylistic dimension in animation, in-story sound effects, and a music soundtrack to usher in an enhanced reading experience. Moderated by Don McGuire.
 
4:00pm —  5:30pm
Oddball Comics Live!
Room 7AB

Cartoonist Scott Shaw! (Captain Carrot And His Amazing Zoo Crew!, Sonic The Hedgehog, Simpsons Comics, Annoying Orange) once again presents his uniquely hilarious slideshow of "the craziest comic books ever published!" Once you've seen this mind-roasting presentation-which has played to standing
Room only crowds in San Diego for the better part of four decades-you'll never forget such covers as those of the "crotch-centric" issues of Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane, those with someone getting slapped with a "fish-in-the-face", and those Silver Age issues of Batman and Detective Comics with "Robin-in-the-corner"! Scott promises, "Even if you've seen my acclaimed slideshow presentation many times before, when you see their covers blown up to the size of the side of a barn, you'll be amazed and delighted at the unbelievable imagery that' are revealed!" See for yourself why Stan Lee calls Scott's show "the wildest, wackiest exposé of some of the craziest comic books I've ever seen!"
 
4:00pm —  5:30pm
The Expanse
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Join the cast and executive producers for a first-ever, exclusive screening of the series premiere before it airs on Syfy in December. Hailing from the writers of Children of Men and Iron Man and the director of Breaking Bad, The Expanse is set 200 years in the future after mankind has colonized the solar system. Based on The New York Times bestselling book series.
 
4:10pm —  5:10pm
Documentary Film Making How-To
Grand Ballroom D, Manchester Grand Hyatt

You will learn how to understand the specific nuances of nonfiction film and how to produce and direct your own with a minimal budget and existing, commercially available equipment. Topics include documentary narrative structure, how to conduct interviews, "writing," documentaries, the importance of access, when and how to use voiceover and/or re-creations, necessary gear, ethics, and releases and other legal necessities. Panelists include director/host Edward Doty (Fighting in Plain Sight, Documentality podcast), editor Jessica Hernandez (The Punk Singer, Bhutto), director Jeff Unay (Greaywater, Free to Play), and director Andie Bolt (WoWMoM).
 
4:15pm —  5:15pm
Image Comics: Where Creators Own Aesthetics
Room 6DE

Your favorite comic shouldn't look like your other favorite comic, which shouldn't look like your other favorite comic. Rob Guillory (Chew), Stuart Moore (EGOs), Lee Loughridge (Deadly Class), Scott Snyder (Wytches), and Josh Williamson (Nailbiter) know all about creating comics that aren't like anything else on the shelves. Whether you're a writer, artist, colorist, or fan, come and learn something new!
 
4:15pm —  5:15pm
LEGO Marvel's Avengers: From Silver Screen to Console
Room 6A

Arthur Parsons (game director, TT Games), Matt Ellison (producer TT Games), Mike Jones (executive producer, Marvel Games), and Bill Rosemann (creative director, Marvel Games) present an inside look at LEGO Marvel's Avengers, the first console videogame featuring characters and storylines from the critically acclaimed film Marvel's The Avengers and the blockbuster sequel Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, all combined with a splash of classic LEGO humor. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and Marvel Games are teaming up to provide a spirited panel discussion on this new, action-packed superhero adventure, including a live game-play demonstration, reveals of enhanced character team-up abilities and power-up features, new artwork, the latest game trailer, and more. Not to mention exclusive giveaways! LEGO Marvel's Avengers will be available this winter.
 
4:30pm —  5:30pm
An Inside Look at Google Spotlight Stories
Room 24ABC

Karen Dufilho-Rosen (executive producer, Google Spotlight Stories) moderates a panel featuring Jan Pinkava (director, Windy Day, creative director, Google Spotlight Stories), Glen Keane (director, duet), Shannon Tindle (director, On Ice), Patrick Osborne (director, Pearl), Felix Maisse (director, Rain or Shine), Max Keane (production designer, duet), Lou Romano (art director, On Ice), Scott Stafford (creative director, sound and music, Google Spotlight Stories), and Rachid El Guerrab (technical project lead, Google Spotlight Stories), who share their insights and experiences regarding the creation of this new, narrative format for 360-degree, immersive, interactive stories made especially for mobile devices.
 
4:30pm —  5:30pm
UDON 2015
Room 26AB

Meet UDON's artists and editors, including Erik Ko (CEO), Matt Moylan (managing editor) and Long Vo (Street Fighter HD Remix) as they discuss this year's biggest breakthroughs and preview 2015 and 2016 titles, featuring some big surprises from across the pop culture spectrum. Be the first to hear about some amazing, as-yet-unannounced projects, and get a chance at giveaways of the year's hottest books.TBA
 
4:30pm —  5:30pm
Vulture's Valiant Writers Roundtable
Room 8

Join this all-star panel with Valiant Entertainment's Matt Kindt (Ninjak, Divinity), Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn), Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Book of Death ), James Asmus (Quantum and Woody), and Ales Kot (Dead Drop), moderated by Vulture online's Abraham Riesman (multimedia editor).
 
4:30pm —  6:00pm
That 70s Panel
Room 5AB

Once again, this panel talks about what was so special about comic books in the 1970s, starting with all the new talent that entered the field and bonded with the old talent. Discussing those days will be Chris Claremont (X-Men, Wolverine), Bob Layton (Iron Man) Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man), Don McGregor (Black Panther, Sabre), Dean Mullaney (Eclipse Comics), and others. Mark Evanier, who was writing Yogi Bear and Scooby Doo, will officiate.
 
4:45pm —  5:30pm
Dark Horse: An Afternoon with Joss Whedon
Hall H

Joss Whedon has rewarded fans the world over with some of the most compelling characters and plot lines in the history of comics, television, and movies. Here's your chance to find out what he has in store next, and get exclusive insights into Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, and much, much more.
 
5:00pm —  5:45pm
Hannibal: Savor the Hunt
Ballroom 20

Your company is requested at a grand soiree in honor of esteemed colleague Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Prepare to be delighted by stories of European travels, friendships renewed, and culinary feasts as told by executive producer/creator Bryan Fuller, executive producer Martha De Laurentiis, and star Hugh Dancy. Be the first to witness beautiful new works by artiste extraordinaire Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage), as well as a few other surprises along the way. Bon appétit, Fannibals!
 
5:00pm —  6:00pm
Comics 101: Making Sense of the World of Comics
Room 28DE

Just getting into comics but not sure where to start? Some of the industry's biggest professionals impart their vast comic knowledge and personally recommend series just right for you. Hank Kanalz (SVP, editorial strategy and administration at DC Entertainment), Deb Aoki (contributing writer, Publishers Weekly), Dafna Pleban (editor, BOOM! Studios), Jen Vaughn (cartoonist), Kara Szamborski (co-host, The comiXologist Podcast), and Matt Kolowski (co-host, The comiXologist Podcast) become your guides through the awesome world of comics. Moderated by Chip Mosher (comiXology VP of communications and marketing).
 
5:00pm —  6:00pm
Fandom: The Next Generation
Room 14A

Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Friends, Jedi Academy), Nell Minow (The Movie Mom), and Jim McQuarrie (GeekDad) explore ways parents can shape the next generation of geek culture early on, from introducing kids to media at various age, to offering family talking points. Moderated by Betsy Bozdech (executive editor of Common Sense Media).
 
5:00pm —  6:00pm
Future Toys: How AI, Robotics, Sensors, and Mobile Are Changing Play
Room 23ABC

Rob Maigret (chief creative officer at Sphero, Inc.), Brian Torney (design manager, new business group at Hasbro), Carly Gloge (CEO, co-founder of Ubooly), Oren Jacob (co-founder, CEO at ToyTalk, Inc.), and moderator Steve Broback (co-founder, Dent the Future) discuss how new technologies such as AI, mobile computing, and robotics are powering the latest toys. They will also discuss which of our favorite comic book/media properties they align with and how unconventional tech/media giant collaborations are changing the future of play.
 
5:00pm —  6:00pm
Let's Renaissance Again: Adding Science and Math into Art
Room 30CDE

In this talk, Dr. Wei Xu, an artist, mathematician and computer scientist, talks about why and how we need to add science and math into learning art: [+SM]Art. To improve efficiency in mastering basic drawing skills, he has developed a new shape controlling theory that corresponds with the scientific drawing method, also known as the "ABC (Angle Based Constructive)" method. Unlike with perspective theory, Dr. Xu's solution to constructing shapes is completely in 2D space, making drawing much easier to learn. Recently, his innovative work has been turned into books in multiple languages and presented internationally.
 
5:00pm —  6:00pm
Librarian Talkback
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library

In this town-hall session, librarians from the audience will share the good and bad of working with graphic novels in libraries with publisher representatives from Abrams ComicsArts (Charlie Kochman), Archie Comics (Alex Segura), BOOM! (Filip Sablik), Dark Horse (Michael Martens), First Second (Mark Siegel), IDW/Top Shelf (Alan Payne), Image (Corey Murphy), Murphy), Papercutz (Sven Larsen), Scholastic (Lizette Serrano), and VAZ(Ashlee Vaughn). Librarians, this is your chance to ask publishers why they do things the way they do and tell them how they could be doing better. Moderated by Brigid Alverson (SLJ Good Comics for Kids).
 
5:00pm —  6:00pm
Man of Action: Taking Comics from Print to Screen
Room 9

Man of Action's Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau, and Steven T. Seagle create TV shows (Ben 10, Generator Rex) and write comic books/graphic novels for the Man of Action imprint and Image Comics. Learn from the pros how to turn comics into hit television shows (Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel's Avengers Assemble) and films (Rouleau and Seagle created the comic book team and characters for the Academy Award-winning film Big Hero 6). Man of Action is producing the feature films Officer Downe and I Kill Giants, with scripts by Casey and Kelly, respectively, based on their own graphic novels, with more in the works.
 
5:00pm —  6:00pm
Spotlight on Craig Yoe
Room 4

Yo, Yoe! Comic-Con special guest Craig "The Indiana Jones of Comics Historians" Yoe is celebrating 50 years of writing and producing fanzines and books about the history of comic books and five years of Yoe Books. He will be interviewed by luminaries Ted Adams (president/CEO IDW), Kelley Jones (Batman), Jon Cooke (Comics Creator), Carol Tilley (Wertham debunker), David Scroggy (Dark Horse), and Dean Yeagle (Mandy). Plus, see a colorful visual slideshow of past highlights and many cool future projects. Free Weird Love and Haunted Horror comic books for all!
 
5:00pm —  6:00pm
Spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski
Room 29AB

Born a small woodland creature, J. Michael Straczynski soon evolved into a marsupial life form that was bewitched by a passing elf into human form, conferring on him an Eisner, two Hugos, a British Academy Award nomination, and a career slamming words together for a living. Join him for a discussion of TV (including Sense8), movies, comics, and some surprising upcoming projects.
 
5:00pm —  6:00pm
The Evolution of an Icon in Rise of the Tomb Raider
Room 25ABC

Key leads from the award-winning Crystal Dynamics development team, Camilla Luddington (actress and voice of Lara Croft), Rhianna Pratchett (lead script writer), and others discuss the journey of one of the most iconic characters in entertainment history, Lara Croft, and offer an inside look into the story, performance, and technology bringing this multidimensional hero to life in her latest adventure Rise of the Tomb Raider.
 
5:00pm —  6:30pm
Comic-Con How-To: Proper Pitching and Promoting Yourself 1.5
Room 2

Bryan Tillman's continuation of this popular panel from last year. Topics include presentation, body language, elevator pitches, standing out, interview skills, and how to make an opportunity when there isn't one. Tillman is the academic director for game art and design, visual effects and motion graphics, media arts and animation, and visual game programming at the Art Institute of Washington DC. He is also the owner and CEO of Kaiser Studio Productions, a production studio for comics, toys, animation, and games.TBA
 
5:10pm —  6:35pm
Cosplay Dreams 3D*
Grand Ballroom D, Manchester Grand Hyatt

The first award-winning film about the reality and fantasy of "costume play" shot in 3D! A diverse cast of characters share their stories and dreams, as they join hundreds of passionate and inspiring cosplayers at the most famous conventions and fantastical gatherings in the U.S. Starring Yaya Han (Heroes of Cosplay), Traci Hines, Fanboy Brandon, and featuring dazzling visual effects, the film brings the world of cosplay to life like never before! Participating panelists include Gulliver Parascandolo (director), Christine Parascandolo (executive producer), and Fanboy Brandon (cast). *Presented in 2D.
 
5:15pm —  6:15pm
Person of Interest Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Room 6BCF

Person of Interest returns to San Diego for the fifth year. Join the discussion, as the science fiction of Person of Interest stays one step ahead of real-world events. John Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) have saved countless lives thanks to the omniscience of their supercomputer and their crack team of brave misfits: NYPD detective Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman), the unpredictable cyber-hacker Root (Amy Acker), and missing-in-action operative Sameen Shaw (Sarah Shahi). But, a new threat puts their mission in jeopardy and their lives in even more danger. Samaritan, the rival AI, has initiated its lethal correction. Finch's Machine is essentially dead. Shaw is still missing. And the team is once again hiding in plain sight. But with Samaritan's invisible grip tightening everywhere, will Finch be able to rebuild and resurrect The Machine? And if he does, will it be the same Machine when it comes back online? Find out as executive producers and series stars undergo a Comic-Con interrogation with a special video presentation and Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Person of Interest returns for its fifth season on CBS.
 
5:30pm —  6:30pm
Disney-ABC: Reinvention: The Writer, The Director, The Story
Room 24ABC

For years people have reinvented themselves. Actors turned politicians; Luke Skywalker turned Jedi; Captain America turned first Avenger. Disney-ABC's Creative Talent Development and Inclusion team has successfully assisted many achieve their dreams by helping them reinvent their careers. Whether you're an actor who wants to direct, a director who wants to write, a feature writer who wants to write television, or a comedy writer who wants to write drama, you'll get helpful tips and insight on how to successfully make a career transition from Disney-ABC writers, directors, and executives.
 
5:30pm —  6:30pm
New DC Universe: The Upstarts: Are You Ready?
Room 6DE

There is so much awesome in this panel, there isn't a place to begin. Join the creators of Midnighter, Black Canary, Batgirl, We Are…ROBIN, Grayson, Prez, and Constantine as a new generation of DC Comics heroes step into the spotlight.
 
5:30pm —  6:30pm
Salem
Room 6A

It's a witch war! Join the star-studded cast including Shane West (Nikita, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, and Iddo Goldberg, along with executive producers Brannon Braga (Star Trek) and Adam Simon, for a look back at intriguing footage from the supernatural second season, from WGN America and Fox 21 Television Studios. This moderated discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.
 
5:30pm —  6:30pm
Storytelling in Comics
Room 8

Adam Greenfield (host of Making Comics Gutter Talk) and an all-star lineup of panelists discuss some of the final stages of storytelling in comics, as well as what's next once the story has been told. Panelists include Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Daredevil), Christina Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood), Palle Schmidt (Thomas Alsop, Stiletto), Colleen AF Venable (Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye series), and Chris Miskiewicz (Thomas Alsop).
 
5:30pm —  6:30pm
Storytelling in the 21st Century
Room 26AB

During this panel, Will Wright, the legendary game designer and creator of multi-billion-dollar franchises The Sims, SimCity, and SPORE, talks about new methods and formats for storytelling that are being enabled by interactive technology. In his own work, Will has experimented with this in several areas including The Sims, Bar Karma (a.k.a. Creation TV), and most recently the content creation platform app, THRED. Wright will discuss how regular people can be enabled to create and share compelling stories by using technology to "amplify" their natural creative abilities. Before diving into experiments and technology, he'll first present a brief look at the fundamentals of what stories are and why everyone enjoys consuming them.
 
5:30pm —  6:30pm
The Art of Character Design
Room 7AB

Felipe Smith (All-New Ghost Rider), Jake Wyatt (Ms. Marvel), and Kris Anka (Uncanny X-Men) discuss the creative process, character designs and/or redesign, building an entire world, and more. Moderated by Babs Tarr (Batgirl).
 
5:30pm —  6:30pm
Z Nation
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Dust off the Z-Whackers and join the cast and executive producers of fan-favorite zombie show, Z Nation, as they provide a behind-the-scenes look at what fans can expect to see this fall when Season 2 premieres on Syfy.
 
5:45pm —  7:30pm
20th Century Fox
Hall H

20th Century Fox Presentation.
 
6:00pm —  7:00pm
Choosing the Right Publishing Path for Your Manuscript: Traditional, Small Press or Self-Publishing
Room 25ABC

Authors Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass series), Seanan McGuire (October Daye series), and Cora Carmack (Losing It), along with editor Adam Wilson (Simon & Schuster) and literary agent Holly Root (Waxman Leavell Literary Agency), discuss the various options for publishing fiction and how to determine what works for different genres. Moderated by author, former literary agent, and all-around publishing guru Nathan Bransford.
 
6:00pm —  7:00pm
Making the LEGO Fan Scene
Room 23ABC

So what happened in the past year on the LEGO fan scene? Joe Meno (editor, BrickJournal magazine) talks with Nathan Sawaya (LEGO certified professional builder), Tommy Williamson (BrickNerd blogger and Brickfilmer), Brandon Griffith (creator, STUDS cards and ComicBricks), and Paul Lee (LEGO artist) about the people, the models, and even the films that are leading the LEGO fan community in new creative directions. The panel will also discuss how to become part of the community, and take questions.
 
6:00pm —  7:00pm
Max Brooks Zombie Revelations
Room 5AB

You've seen his fascinating and entertaining panels on surviving a zombie plague, but now the screenwriter and author of the bestselling books The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, Max Brooks, returns to provide intel and anecdotes on how to survive a Vampires vs. Zombies apocalypse! His third chapter in the new all-original comic book series Extinction Parade introduces readers into the greatest battle royal of the undead ever witnessed. Brooks shares his insight into the rotting minds of the shambling dead and the aristocratic and self-entitled vampire race, and fields questions from zombie-phobic fans.
 
6:00pm —  7:00pm
Spiritual Themes in Comics
Room 4

With religion being at the forefront of recent world events, panelists discuss the influence of spiritual themes in comics and other pop culture media. They will delve into the importance of spirituality to the culture as communicated through comics. Panelists include moderator Buzz Dixon (G.I. Joe, Serenity manga), Cory Jones (illustrator,VeggieTales Super Comic), B. Dave Walters (talk radio host, Rise Up), Luis and Alesha Escobar (Masters of Time), and Travis Hanson (The Bean). Presented in partnership with the Christian Comic Arts Society and VeggieTales Super Comics.
 
6:00pm —  7:00pm
Spotlight on Reginald Hudlin
Room 9

Reginald Hudlin (House Party, Django Unchained, Black Panther), the writer/director/producer of movies, TV shows, and comics, will have a no-holding-back discussion of both upcoming projects and classic work like the Black Panther comic book and animated series; the return of Milestone Media, including the upcoming Static Shock live action series; and the Django/Zorro comic book, as well as his experiences on groundbreaking projects like The Boondocks, Bebe's Kids, Boomerang, and more. There will be several special guest stars, including CNN host Van Jones.
 
6:00pm —  7:00pm
The Geek Shall Inherit: A Look at the Evolution of Geek Culture
Room 14A

Geek culture has become mainstream, but it wasn't always that way. Comic conventions have boomed in popularity, the cosplay community is thriving, and TCG tournaments are breaking attendance records. Dr. Billy San Juan (The Walking Dead Psychology, Magic: the Gathering judge), Jenna Busch (host/founder of Legion of Leia, Star Wars Psychology), Dr. Travis Langley (Game of Thrones Psychology, Doctor Who Psychology), Alan Kistler (Doctor Who: A History, The Walking Dead Psychology), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy,Star Wars Psychology), Dr. Ali Mattu (The Psych Show, Super Fantastic Nerd Hour), Josué Cardona (Geek Therapy, The Walking Dead Psychology), Tim Shields (Cascade Games), and Matt Munson (The Project Workbench) explore the evolution of our beloved culture.
 
6:00pm —  7:00pm
The Keys to Successful, Career-Changing Acting and Filmmaking in Today's New Entertainment Industry
Room 30CDE

Director Richard Hatch (Battlsestar Galactica Golden Globe nominee Captain Apollo, Tom Zarek, General Kharn, Axanar) hosts a discussion, lecture, and practical demonstrations on the state of the industry and how to powerfully up level your skills and performance in order to position yourself for breakthrough success in today entertainment industry.
 
6:00pm —  7:00pm
TOKYOPOP: The Robofish Rises
Room 28DE

Big News, TOKYOPOP is coming back! Meet Stu Levy (founder, CEO), Clay Bohle, and the TOKYOPOP team to get the scoop firsthand. Giveaways for all attendees. If you're an artist, bring your portfolio for review, and if you're a fan, bring all your questions.
 
6:00pm —  7:00pm
Voice Acting Workshop with Voice Actor Wally Wingert
Room 30CDE

Learn methods and techniques on how to be a successful voice actor from voiceover artist Wally Wingert (The Riddler from Batman: Arkham Game Series, Ant-Man from The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes). Wally will cover all aspects of voice acting (animation, video games, anime, commercials, promos, narration, singing) and participate in a Q&A session co-moderated by James Braddock and Mark Fullerton.
 
6:00pm —  8:00pm
Gays in Comics 28: At the Intersection of Comics and Life
Room 29AB

Creators examine how their queer identities intersect with other aspects of their lives, such as race and ethnicity, religion, and family, and how that influences and defines their comics work. Join Prism Comics and co-moderators Roger Klorese (Prism Comics Board) and Paige Braddock (Peanuts, Jane's World), as they explore how diversity doesn't stop at LGBTQ. Panelists include Brian Andersen (Stripling Warrior, So Super Duper, The Advocate), Phil Jimenez (Angela, Wonder Woman, X-Men), and Hilary Price (Rhymes with Orange). The panel will also include time for fans to mingle and a silent auction for Prism Comics, the nonprofit organization supporting LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly comics creators and readers.

6:15pm —  7:15pm
Containment Pilot Screening and Q&A
Room 6BCF

When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure in Containment. Torn apart from their loved ones, the survivors trapped within the cordon are fighting against not only fatal infection, but also isolation, fear, and the disintegration of society around them. But as they begin to gain each other's trust, hope remains, and on either side of the cordon unlikely heroes will rise. Containment makes its Comic-Con debut with a special screening of the entire pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. Based on the original Belgian series created by Carl Joos for Eyeworks, Containment is produced by My So-Called Company in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals) and David Nutter (The Flash, Arrow).

6:30pm —  7:30pm
Inside the Writers' Room: The Series: Part Two
Room 24ABC

If writers' rooms were like superhero teams, this panel has assembled the Justice League and The Avengers for an insider look at your favorite TV series. Join the scribes behind some of today's hottest genre shows as they share their candid thoughts on how to write and rewrite the series we love (and sometimes loathe). Find out the deep, dark secrets (and low-calorie snacks) of the writers' room, and why network executives actually care about what you post on message boards. Moderated by Sony Pictures Television's jocular senior VP of drama development and production Chris Parnell, this heroic lineup includes Gabrielle Stanton (The Flash, Haven ), Michael Narducci (The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, Medium), Gennifer Hutchison (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul), Steve Holland (The Big Bang Theory), Ryan Condal (USA's new sseries, Colony), William Harper (Grey's Anatomy), Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels, Guardians of the Galaxy), Jose Molina (Agent Carter, Firefly, Sleepy Hollow), and Mark A. Altman (Agent X, Castle, Femme Fatales).

6:30pm —  7:30pm
Magic: The Gathering: Magic Origins
Room 7AB

Meet the creators of Magic: The Gathering as they take you through the origin stories of Magic's most iconic Planeswalker characters. Get an insider look at the new release and the future of the world's best strategy game from Mark Rosewater, Aaron Forsythe, Jenna Helland, Jeremy Jarvis, and Liz Lamb-Ferro.

6:30pm —  7:30pm
The Jinnrise Journey: From Comic Book to Animated Series
Room 8

For genre producers, today's transmedia (film, television, toy) possibilities have never been greater. However, with each opportunity comes the potential loss of creative control and exploitation without reward. Taking matters into his own hands, moderator Sohaib Awan (CEO of Jabal Entertainment and creator of Jinnrise) is spearheading Jabal Entertainment's Jinnrise 3D/CG animated series. Along with panelists James Arnold Taylor (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Bryce Papenbrook (Attack on Titan), Russ Carney (Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Ron Corcillo (Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), David W. Collins (LucasArts sound designer), and Chris Ryall (editor-in-chief, IDW Publishing), Sohaib will walk attendees through the step-by-step process of independently taking an original intellectual property and translating it into another medium like television. Exclusive footage from Jinnrise the Animated Series will be shown.

6:30pm —  7:30pm
The Unpublished EC 3D Comic Revealed!
Room 26AB

World premiere! The lost 1954 EC sci-fi classic will be shown in 3D for the first time ever. Captured Aural Phantasy Theater, the only group authorized by the Gaines family to perform EC stories, dramatically reads excerpts from the unpublished comic, highlighting a discussion by Ben Dickow (guest lecturer, Otis College of Art) and Eric Kurland (president, LA 3D Club). Special 3D glasses will be provided so you can enjoy the projected artwork!

6:35pm —  7:10pm   
The Art of Richard Thompson
Grand Ballroom D, Manchester Grand Hyatt

Richard Thompson is renowned among cartoonists as an "artist's" cartoonist. Little known to all but those close to him is the extent of his art talent. This warm and moving portrait enlightens and delights the viewer with the sheer beauty of his work.

6:45pm —  7:45pm
The Bold Voice of Contemporary Horror Film: Fantastic Fest, Beyond Fest, and SpectreFest
Room 6A

Thanks to a bold new school of filmmakers and creative talent, independent horror and genre cinema is enjoying an unprecedented resurgence of critical and box office success. Kicked off by You're Next in 2011, this new wave of independent genre film has continued to thrive and has broken through over the past year with The Babadook and It Follows. Hosted by the US' leading genre film festivals, we discuss this convention-defying movement with the directors, producers, writers, production companies and programmers who are progressively shaping the brave evolution of cinematic terror. Scheduled panelists include Elijah Wood (Spectrevision /Cooties), director Sarah Adina Smith (The Midnight Swim), director/producer Roxanne Benjamin (V/H/S, V/H/S/2), Mette Marie Katz (XYZ Films -The Raid, The Raid 2), Christian Parkes (Founder/Director Beyond Fest), and Ryan Turek (Programmer - Beyond Fest), with more to be announced, featuring an exclusive sneak peek at Spectrevision's Cooties and Radius' Goodnight Mommy. Additional films to be discussed include The Invitation, The Witch, Cop Car and more! Added bonus: Join Turek and Shock Til You Drop Managing Editor Sam Zimmerman for a special round of Dead Rights Horror Trivia at the end of the panel for a chance to win passes to the renowned festivals hosting the panel! Moderated by The Daily Beast's Jen Yamato.

6:45pm —  7:45pm
The Walking Dead: An Inside Look with Robert Kirkman
Room 6DE

Dive into the world of the Eisner Award-winning comic book series The Walking Dead with creator Robert Kirkman and Skybound editorial director Sean Mackiewicz.
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