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Offline alyssa

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Saturday Hidden Gems
« on: July 08, 2016, 08:34:13 PM »
10:30am —  11:30am   
Investing in Original Art   
Room 24ABC   
John Siuntres moderates a panel about all-things original art. Whether you're buying to sell, invest. or just collect,you'll get tips, tricks, and strategies for your burgeoning art collection. Get details on preliminary sketches and pencils, thumbnails, and more.   

12:30pm —  1:30pm   
Star Trek: The Roddenberry Vault   
Room 5AB   
On September 8, 1966, a new television series premiered with a basic mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before. Little did anyone expect Star Trek to become one of the most adored and influential entertainment icons of the last half-century. Fans have watched and re-watched episodes over and over. But what if there were another scene or a different version of a scene? What impact would it have on the episode? Star Trek documentarian Roger Lay, Jr., Rod Roddenberry, CEO of Roddenberry Entertainment and son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, CBS's Phil Bishop, and Star Trek alumni Mike and Denise Okuda will reveal never-before-seen clips and photos from some of Star Trek's most beloved episodes.   

1:00pm —  2:00pm   
Terrordactyl: Blockbuster Film Effects on a Shoestring Budget   
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina   
Learn from the makers of the indie monster comedy Terrordactyl as they walk you through the process of how they made -- and sold -- a film with huge battles and monster visual effects way beyond their budgetary constraints. Jason Tobias (star), Don Bitters (co-director/writer/VFX supervisor), Geoff Reisner (co-director/DP/editor), Eric Edmonds (producer), and Christopher Jennings (star/executive producer) will give you tips on how to create a microbudgeted film that will sell -- from preproduction, through a streamlined production and post pipeline, to attracting a distributor and marketing to audiences. Moderated by Fast Company's Susan Karlin.

1:30pm —  2:30pm   
NASA & Angry Birds on a Journey to Mars   
Room 5AB   
Rovio, creators of Angry Birds, and NASA talent discuss their collaboration and the millions of people it reached, including those from the generation that will eventually set foot on the Red Planet. Phil Hickey moderates a panel of NASA's best and brightest, including Kjell Lindren (NASA Johnson Space Center), Bobak Ferdowsi (Mohawk Guy, flight systems engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Rebekah Sosland Siegfriedt (systems engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Jay Falker (early stage portfolio executive, space technology mission directorate NASA), and Ville Heijari (Rovio Games CMO). The panel will include video content and a special preview of the new NASA and Angry Birds short: Rocket Science Show: Next Stop Mars. 

6:00pm —  7:00pm   
Trek Talks: Star Trek & NASA Boldly Go   
Room 5AB   
Star Trek has influenced many of us to fall in love with the infinite possibilities of space exploration. The various television series and films have also made an indelible impact on NASA. NASA scientists, engineers and astronauts often cite Star Trek as inspiring them to pursue careers in their fields. (Nichelle Nichols even helped NASA recruit astronauts in the 1980s.) Today, NASA is turning science fiction into reality. Humans now live and work in space full time on the International Space Station. SNASA continues its goal of sending humans to Mars in the 2030s. How does NASA's vision of the future mimic the world of Star Trek and where does it differ? What technologies in the Star Trek world have paved the way for real technologies being developed by NASA? This moderated discussion in collaboration with CBS will be accompanied by the latest visual and graphics of some of NASA's newest and most exciting missions. Robert Picardo, who portrayed The Doctor on Star Trek: Voyager, moderates a panel that includes Astronaut Kjell Lindgren (NASA Johnson Space Center), Amber Staughn (astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Bobak Ferdowsi (flight systems engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), and Jay Falker (early stage portfolio executive, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters).   
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Re: Saturday Hidden Gems
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2016, 10:48:05 AM »
I Read It Before (And After) It Was a Movie
Saturday July 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am 
7AB

Each day, our newsfeeds blow up with items of more amazing sci-fi/fantasy books being optioned for film or TV, and bookstore shelves are filled with cinematic tie-in novels to geeky summer blockbusters. But what does it take to make the jump from page to screen, and back again? Authors explore the journey of stories from page (both prose and comics) to screen (multi-media) and even stage, and vice versa. Maybe this illustrious group will be able to answer the question of whether it really is better to read the book before seeing the movie! Ransom Riggs (Tales of the Peculiar),James Dashner (The Maze Runner), Melissa de la Cruz (The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Prequel), Scott Westerfeld (Uglies, Zeroes), Ben H. Winters (Underground Airlines), and Comic-Con special guest Peter David engage in conversation with moderator Anthony Breznican of Entertainment Weekly.

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Re: Saturday Hidden Gems
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2016, 11:20:04 AM »
What Happened
10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6A

How many great (or terrible?) scripts lie forgotten in the bottom of Hollywood filing cabinets? How did they get there? Why are they still there? Why were they never made? Jon Schnepp and Holly Payne (the dynamic duo behind the hit documentary The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?) and surprise panelists uncover some of Hollywood's greatest urban legends, from Superman Lives to Jodorowsky's Dune.

By mere mention of the utterly outstanding Jodorowsky's Dune  - I'm in 8)
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Re: Saturday Hidden Gems
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2016, 01:15:15 AM »
If you want to see Aaron Paul up close, he's in a room with a capacity of ~480.

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
The Final Fantasy franchise returns with Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, the fully CG animated movie and Final Fantasy XV, the highly anticipated video game. Aaron Paul (voice actor), Takeshi Nozue (director), Liam Mulvey (voice/motion capture actor), Andrea Tivadar (capture model), Dan Inoue (lead writer/localization director), and Mat Kishimoto (Square Enix US product marketing director) share exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, debut the full-length movie trailer, and provide fans with a rare opportunity to hear about the franchise from their perspective.
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 7AB