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Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:45 pm
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Panels - Saturday, July 20 10:00am - 12:45pm

10:00am - 10:50am
Infinity Train
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
The long-awaited series from Cartoon Network makes its debut at Comic-Con this year. Discover the first clues to unlocking the train's mind-bending mysteries, involving talking Corgis, dour robots, puzzle doors, and perilous secrets. Plus, you'll get an exclusive look at things no other fan has ever seen before! Cast members Ashley Johnson (Tulip), Jeremy Crutchley (Glad-One), Ernie Hudson (Atticus), Madeline Queripel (supervising director), and Owen Dennis (series creator and voice of Sad-One) will guide you through your inaugural trip aboard this arcane train.
 
10:00am - 11:00am
Building the Future of Super Heroes with DC Black Label
Room 6DE
DC Black Label unites the most revered creators in comics to craft epic tales of action and suspense featuring fan-favorite DC characters. The writers and artists of DC Black Label will discuss their approach to creating new stories of legendary proportions with new angles in superhero mythologies, and how they plan to take these stories to new heights.
 
10:00am - 11:00am
Collecting Harry Potter
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Wizards and Witches will get a glimpse at the new Wizarding World collectibles from fan-favorite licensees. Panelists consist of Chris Hernandez (brand manager, McFarlane Toys) and Vanessa Lopez (associate publisher, Insight Editions), hardcore collectors including "Mr. Asher Potter" (World Record for largest Harry Potter collection) and moderator Ken Choy (Essential Quintessential Harry Potter Collector), who will give tips including how to get the best deals and maintain collection value. Practice your Summoning Charm because there will be giveaways!
 
10:00am - 11:00am
Comic-Con Film School 103: Working with Actors and a Crew
Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Day 3 of our course on micro-budget movie-making 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), Jack Conway (creative producer of Next Generation Esports), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer/star of Breaking Barbi), Nick Murphy (writer/director of All Night Skate). Josh Perilo (creator/writer of Hindenburg), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica), and actors Megan Rees, Kelsey Walmer, Dylan Rourke and Bradley Upton.
 
10:00am - 11:00am
Dynamic Story Creation: Point of View
Room 2
If used correctly, POV is a wonderful and powerful tool that is the backbone of your story. Maxwell Alexander Drake will help break this piece of the writing puzzle down into something you can use to enhance your writing. Drake is an award-winning science fiction/fantasy author, graphic novelist, and playwright. He is best known for his fantasy series, The Genesis of Oblivion Saga. Drake teaches creative writing at writers' conferences and fan conventions around the country.
 
10:00am - 11:00am
How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common, Real-World Problems
Room 4
Randall Munroe, creator of xkcd, discusses his new book How To, a guide to using science to turn everyday problems into much bigger, more exciting problems. Learn how to cross a river by boiling it, get tips on how to make skiing much more dangerous using liquid oxygen, and hear about his experience asking famous experts the most ridiculous questions he could think of.
 
10:00am - 11:00am
IDW: Walter Simonson and Stan Sakai
Room 23ABC
Two industry legends for one low price! Walter Simonson and Stan Sakai need no introduction, but Scott Dunbier will give them one anyway! Come for the latest news on their creator-owned masterworks Ragnarök and Usagi Yojimbo, stay for fascinating tales of comics industry lore, Norse legends, and feudal Japan! Added bonus: The equally legendary Louise ''Weezie'' Simonson will be joining the fun!
 
10:00am - 11:00am
Memories of the First Comic-Con
Room 28DE
The first San Diego Comic-Con (a.k.a. Golden State Comic-Con) was held in the summer of 1970 in the basement of the U.S. Grant Hotel. Hear all about it from several of the original committee members (Dave Clark, Roger Freedman, Scott Shaw!, Mike Towry), three of the guests (Mark Evanier, Mike Royer, Bill Stout), a dealer (Bud Plant), and some attendees (including Gene Henderson, Phil Yeh, and moderator Jackie Estrada).
 
10:00am - 11:00am
Nostalgia-Ganza: A Look Back at Animated Series from the '80s
Room 9
Writers from your favorite 1980s cartoon series including Len Uhley (Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears, DuckTales), Marv Wolfman (Transformers, Fraggle Rock), Karen Willson (G.I. Joe, She-Ra), Craig Miller (The Real Ghostbusters, The Smurfs), and Brynne Chandler (He-Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) will recount their fondest memories and painful war stories about the shows that made your childhood.
 
10:00am - 11:00am
Stellar Stories and Awesome Adventures
Room 7AB
It's a great big universe, filled with an amazing assortment of challenges and perils for characters to face and extraordinary encounters to discover. Boldly go forth with authors Maura Milan (Ignite the Stars and Eclipse the Skies), Mark Siegel (5 Worlds Book 3: The Red Maze), Tochi Onyebuchi (War Girls, Riot Baby), and Ashley Poston (Soul of Stars, The Princess and the Fangirl), in conversation with Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy.
 
10:00am - 11:00am
Superpower to the People: Making Comics Work for Its Workers
Room 29AB
Comics is now a far more diverse community and an economic powerhouse to boot. But working conditions are still terrible. Why? And how do we change that? Editor Joan Hilty (Nickelodeon), writer Mairghread Scott (Batgirl, Marvel Rising), fandom pioneer Maggie Thompson (Comics Buyers' Guide), and colorist Marissa Louise (Hex Wives) dive into the past, present, and future of comics labor rights.
 
10:00am - 11:00am
The Future of The Dragon Prince Saga
Room 25ABC
Creators Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond give you insider information into their plans for the future: including an exclusive first look at season 3 of The Dragon Prince, as well as a discussion about how everything fits into this grand, emerging visionary saga. Voice actors Paula Burrows (Rayla) and Jack De Sena (Callum) will act out some season 3 teaser skits as a special gift to everyone who attends!
 
10:00am - 11:00am
The Jetsons and Primetime Hanna-Barbera
Room 6A
In anticipation of Warner Archive's release of The Jetsons: The Complete Original Series on Blu-ray this summer, legendary animation writer Tony Benedict (The Flintstones, The Atom Ant Show, The Huckleberry Hound Show), animation historian and author Jerry Beck, the wacky Warner Archive Podcast team of D. W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson, and some surprise panelists will offer a glimpse of remastered footage that's been restored to its original primetime network form as aired, and they'll discuss the endearing, landmark animated series, as well as several of Hanna-Barbera's best-loved primetime animated productions. From The Flintstones to Jonny Quest, the room will be filled with animated excitement. And moderator Gary Miereanu will have just the right giveaways to match the fun.
 
10:00am - 11:00am
You Have to Read the Pictures, Too: Visual Literacy and Analyzing Graphic Texts with Students
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
In this crash course in text analysis for graphic novels, teachers and industry experts will demonstrate techniques and tools for building students' critical literacy skills with graphic texts. Hear these panelists discuss how comics and graphic novels are different from other texts and how they are similar, how students can analyze the combination of art and text, and how they can use visual text evidence to support their thinking. Featuring Rachelle Cruz (UC Riverside, Experiencing Comics), Derek Heid (high school English Language Arts, TVUSD), Talia Hurwich (NYU, Worth A Thousand Words), Laurence Tan (LAUSD and Teaching Tolerance Teacher of the Year), Tony Weaver Jr. (founder, Weird Enough Productions; Forbes 30 Under 30), and moderator Tracy Edmunds (Graphic Novels are Elementary!).
 
10:00am - 11:30am
Inside the Writers' Room: The Breakdown
Room 24ABC
Come see this annual all-star, insider look at your favorite TV series from the scribes behind some of today's hottest genre shows. The lineup this year includes moderator Chris Parnell (co-president, Sony Pictures Television), Gabrielle Stanton (Titans, The Flash, Haven), Ashley E. Miller (Lore, Fringe, Black Sails), Amy Berg (Counterpart, Eureka), V. J. Boyd (Lincoln, Justified), Steven Melching (Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars), Ryan Condal (Colony), Deric Hughes (Arrow, The Flash), Javier-Grillo Marxuach (Netflix's Dark Crystal, The Middleman), Kay Reindl (Swamp Thing, Freakish), Marc Bernardin (Treadstone, Castle Rock), and Mark A. Altman (CW's Pandora, The Librarians). Also win a chance to receive a free copy of the new Final Draft 11.
 
10:00am - 11:30am
Women of Marvel: 10 Years and 200 Episodes
Room 5AB
Celebrate 10 years of Women of Marvel panels and 200 podcast episodes! Hosts Sana Amanat (VP of Content and Character Development, Marvel) and Judy Stephens (producer, Marvel) and others will talk 80 years of Marvel history, what it's like working as a woman in comics, and the future of the industry.
 
10:00am - 11:00pm
Super Salaam! Muslim Nerds, Geeks, and Fandom
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Come learn about Muslim comics creators, gamers, cosplayers, and superfans! Asbah Alaena (A Muslim Mama), David Anthony (The Scarlet Spire), Huda Fahmy (Yes, I'm Hot in This), Charles 3X Alexander (We Are Our Ancestors' Keepers), Blair Imani (Modern HERstory), and Nabi H. Ali (The Bright Agency) will discuss their work and what's happening in the industry. Moderated by Dr. Shamika Mitchell (State University of New York, Rockland/Women in Comics).
 
10:30am - 11:30am
Comics Arts Conference Session #9: Focus on Carey Pietsch: Comedy and Fantasy in Comics with Clint McElroy
Room 26AB
Learn how Comic-Con special guest Carey Pietsch (Lumberjanes; Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift) helps to adapt The Adventure Zone from podcast, an audio medium, into comics, a visual medium-and how she works with the McElroys to convey the rollicking tone of their dynamic Dungeons & Dragons gameplay. Clint McElroy (War of the Realms: Journey into Mystery) joins in to discuss his role writing the comic and co-creating the podcast, as well as also working with Carey to shape the free-form interaction of D&D into a tighter visual narrative. Peter Coogan (Comics Arts Conference) moderates.
 
10:30am - 11:30am
Licensed! Overstreet Looks at Licensed Comics
Room 8
From Walt Disney's Comics & Stories to Doctor Who, and from Star Trek to Planet of the Apes, licensed comics are a vibrant part of the fan experience. What makes great licensed comics? IDW Publishing's Chris Ryall (Rom), Mark Wheatley (Jonny Quest), Andy Mangels (Wonder Woman '77 Meets the Bionic Woman), Ed Catto (Captain Action), and former Malibu publisher Dave Olbrich (Tarzan) join Overstreet' s J. C. Vaughn (Stargate Atlantis) to hash it out!
 
10:30am - 11:45am
Batwoman Pilot Screening and Q&A
Ballroom 20
Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city's criminal resurgence. But don't call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham's symbol of hope. Join cast and producers for a screening of the pilot, followed by a Q&A. From executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries, Smallville), Geoff Johns (Arrow, The Flash, Titans), and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl). The cast includes Ruby Rose (Orange Is the New Black, The Meg, XXX: Return of Xander Cage), Rachel Skarsten (Reign, Fifty Shades of Grey, Lost Girl), Meagan Tandy (Survivor's Remorse, UnREAL, Teen Wolf), Nicole Kang (You), Camrus Johnson (Luke Cage, The Sun Is Also a Star), Elizabeth Anweis (Twin Peaks), and Dougray Scott (Taken 3, Hitman, Mission: Impossible 2). Marcos Siega (You, God Friended Me, Blindspot) directed the pilot, for which he also served as executive producer alongside David Nutter (Game of Thrones, Arrow, The Flash). Batwoman premieres this fall. airing Sundays at 8/7c on The CW and is based on characters from DC and is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
 
10:30am - 12:00pm
Comic Book Law School© 303: Super Lawyers Unite!
Room 11
Still interactive and now five times as informative! For the third (and final) destination in this year's Law School series, this panel of legal experts will shed light on some of the more complex issues facing creators and businesses and touch on compelling issues popping up on the law and how they apply to comics and the pop-culture scene. Attorney Michael Lovitz, author of the classic The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, and his guests-attorneys David Branfman and David S. Lipkus, and law professors Marc Greenberg and Betsy Rosenblatt-will share their insights and knowledge and provide practical advice on topics and issues that range from rights of publicity to the interplay of fandom and fair use. This year's topics are expected to include licensing comics for television streaming services-a risky business?; online and social media IP protection, with Canadian insights; the 12 biggest copyright and trademark myths; Dr. Seuss vs. ComicMix-oh, the decisions a judge will boldly issue; and memes-tributes or infringements? 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.]
 
10:30am - 12:00pm
Game Pitch Review
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
This pitch review will be conducted by a panel of professional game developers who will offer their advice and insight to those seeking to further their dreams of making their game a reality. Participants will have the opportunity to pitch a game for 3 to 5 minutes and then receive constructive criticism on the concept and the pitch. This session will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis, and sign-ups will be taken on site for the six pitch slots. To participate in the Game Pitch Review, you must be prepared before you sign up. Those not prepared will forfeit their pitch session. Preparation includes: (1) A well-practiced, 3- to 5-minute verbal pitch that clearly explains the game concept, how it's unique to the marketplace, why it would be worth funding, etc.; (2) any hardcopy or digital visuals (images, video, etc.) that help illustrate the concept and viability of the idea (you must bring the device on which you will display the visuals); (3) being imaginative and passionate-imagine you're making a very quick pitch to receive funding for your idea. Sign-ups will begin at 10:00 am.
 
10:30am - 11:30pm
Viz Media: Seis Manos
Room 6BCF
A star-studded showcase featuring an incredible lineup of voice cast and creative talent behind Seis Manos, an upcoming Netflix Original anime series. Launching later this year worldwide, Seis Manos is produced by VIZ Media and Powerhouse Animation Studios (Castlevania). Hear from the lead voice cast alongside co-creator and showrunner Brad Graeber, writer and co-creator Alvaro Rodriguez (Machete), and writer Daniel Dominguez (Oishi High School Battle), as they dive into the action-packed world of Seis Manos !
 
11:00am - 11:50am
HISTORY's Project Blue Book
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
From Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning executive producer Robert Zemeckis and A+E Studios, HISTORY's hit UFO drama series Project Blue Book returns to Comic-Con as fans gear up for season 2. Project Blue Book is based on the true, top-secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force in the 1950s and 1960s. Series stars Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders), Michael Malarkey (The Vampire Diaries), Neal McDonough (Altered Carbon, Yellowstone), and Laura Mennell (Watchmen, The Man in the High Castle), along with producers, share details and a look into what to expect for the sophomore season. Cast subject to change.
 
11:00am - 12:00pm
Creating Worlds: Building a Comics Universe for the Ages
Room 23ABC
Dark Horse Comics is known for cultivating creator-owned comics universes and expanding established franchises. Panelists Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy; Jeff Lemire, co-creator of Black Hammer; Cullen Bunn, co-creator of Harrow County; Wendy Pini and Richard Pini, creators of Elfquest; Matt Kindt, creator of MIND MGMT; and Jody Houser, writer for Stranger Things and Critical Role, present a lively discussion about the creation of an award-winning comics universe.
 
11:00am - 12:00pm
Disney Hyperion Publishing Panel: Fairy Tale Retellings with a Twist
Room 29AB
The creative team at Disney Publishing discuss how they have taken beloved Disney franchises and reimagined them for a fresh new take on classic stories told from a completely different perspective. This is an official panel by Disney Publishing Worldwide. Featuring Jocelyn Davies (senior editor, Disney Book Group), Brittany Rubiano (editor, Franchise Creative Content), and Serena Valentino (author, Villains series). Moderated by Disney Publishing Worldwide's Emily Meehan.
 
11:00am - 12:00pm
Expanding the Black Comics Canon
Room 9
Ezra Claytan Daniels (Bttm Fdrs), Ebony Flowers (Hot Comb), Alitha Martinez (Black Panther: World of Wakanda), and David Walker (Bitter Root) make comics that engage the Black experience in diverse ways. Whether Afro-futurist socio-horror comedy, literary fiction through the lens of hair, Wakandan adventures, sci-fi about the Harlem Renaissance, or queer supernatural stories, these contemporary Black comics rock! Calvin Reid, senior news editor at Publishers Weekly, moderates.
 
11:00am - 12:00pm
How to Make Comics: From Start to Finish
Room 2
Learn how to take your idea and make a comic book, using Brian Haberlin' s new Image comic Sonata as a test case. He'll cover idea to script, panel layout, art style, distribution, printing, and much more. Brian is an American comic book artist, writer, editor, animator, sculptor, educator, and producer best known as the co-creator of the Witchblade franchise and for his digital art innovations.
 
11:00am - 12:00pm
Kapow! Woosh! Zap! Comics in the Classroom
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
A panel of super teachers-Jaime Brown (English, San Diego High School of International Studies), Mick Rabin (Project Resource Teacher, Advocacy and Education, San Diego Unified School District), Christine MacNeil (5th grade, Lilac School), Grace Nall (National Board Certified Teacher, 2nd grade, Walker Elementary), and Ella Rogosin (History, Olympian High School)-moderated by Jewyl Clarke (Integrated Curriculum Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education) discuss how incorporating comics into the curriculum increases engagement and access for all students while developing a love for learning (and secretly powering up literacy skills). They'll also discuss how the Comic-Con Educator Book Club brings together teachers from across the region in pursuit of great reads, community, and strategies for the classroom. They will share resources, tips, and tools you can add to your utility belt, and they would love for you to join their league of super educators.
 
11:00am - 12:00pm
Mickey on Vinyl: D23 Celebrates the Mouse, the Music, and the Movement
Room 25ABC
2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark multiplatinum Mickey Mouse Disco album, so put on your bell bottoms, and get ready to wind back the clock with D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. This panel will be a funky trip through Mickey Mouse's influence on pop culture and a celebration of his past, present, and future-featuring a few familiar faces and rarely seen surprises!
 
11:00am - 12:00pm
Podcast Advocates: The Podcast Gathering
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
Experienced podcasting panelists focus on the ins and outs of creating a podcast, growing your audience, and networking with other podcasters. Moderated by Josh Forbes (director, Contracted 2), panelists include Andrew Linde (Nothing New, It's On My List), Emily Schmemily (James Bonding, Go Go Godzilla), Ken Plume (A Bit of a Chat, Go Team Venture: The Art and Making of Venture Bros), Rebecca Evans (The Art Podcast), and Brendan Creecy (Radio BrendoMan). Independent podcasters in the audience will also have a chance to pitch their podcasts to the room!
 
11:00am - 12:00pm
Preservation of Comic Arts
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Local conservators Christina Bean (805 Conservation), Marina Gibbons (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County), Abigail Duckor (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), and Anna Lagà (Getty Conservation Institute) discuss the best ways to preserve your comic books, memorabilia, and costumes. Learn helpful tips for protecting your collection and managing potential disasters. The panel will conclude with a Q&A session in which the audience is invited to share concerns and problems they have encountered with their collections.
 
11:00am - 12:00pm
Spotlight on Greg Bear
Room 28DE
Two of the founders of San Diego Comic-Con (Greg Bear and David Clark) discuss the con's beginnings and their times with such Comic-Con heroes as Jack Kirby, Chuck Jones, Bob Clampett, George Clayton Johnson, Forry Ackerman, and Ray Bradbury.
 
11:00am - 12:00pm
The History of Jack Kirby
Room 7AB
The Jack Kirby Museum sits down with DC and Marvel artist Mark Badger, underground cartoonist Bruce Simon, and Kirby assistant and creative partner Steve Sherman for a historical slideshow on the life and career of Jack Kirby featuring an overview of his artistic progression from the 1940s through the 1980s, with an emphasis on his groundbreaking use of the spread. The panel will discuss the man behind the art from Simon's and Sherman's personal stories with Jack in the '60s and '70s, as well as the art itself. with an analysis of Kirby's methods, theories, and design.
 
11:00am - 12:00pm
Tiki Art and Polynesian Pop in American Culture
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Internationally known artists Shag, Bosko, Big Toe, Susannah Mosher, and Devon Devereaux, mug designer Brandon Giraldez, and historian/writer Martin Lindsey discuss Tiki art and Tiki in pop culture inspired by the Maori of New Zealand and Pacific islander peoples of Oceania. Learn about ancient traditional Tiki through modern resurgent popular Tiki. Moderated by Tiki fan James Wasser.
 
11:00am - 12:00pm
Top Cow 2019 and Beyond
Room 4
Do you have what it takes for the Top Cow Talent Hunt? Are you ready for the return of Postal ? Where is Jackie Estacado ? Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri and president Matt Hawkins will accompany your favorite indie creators to part their wisdom and give you a taste of what's coming in 2020.
 
11:15am - 12:15pm
DC Year of the Villain
Room 6DE
What happens when the villains of the DC universe finally get the upper hand? What kind of chaos will entail? The brains behind DC's Year of the Villain take you on this twist of heroism and see what's to come for the future of fan-favorite DC heroes. It's looking pretty evil right now!
 
11:15am - 12:15pm
New LEGO Content Releases
Room 6A
Go behind the scenes and get a sneak peek of upcoming LEGO animation. Jason Cosler (LEGO producer) and Robert May (LEGO producer) will be sharing exciting new LEGO animated content and hold a Q&A session moderated by Joshua and John Hanlon (Beyond the Brick).
 
11:30am - 12:30pm
Designing the Action of Aquaman, Dark Phoenix, and More
Room 24ABC
Halon Entertainment, a premier visualization and game cinematics studio, brings together the directors, supervisors, and lead artists to discuss the craft of storytelling, the advancement of virtual production, and the experience of creating today's highest-profile films and game cinematics, including Aquaman, the Borderlands 3 game trailer, and Dark Phoenix .
 
11:30am - 12:30pm
Kodansha and Vertical: Battle Angel Alita, Bakemonogatari, Sailor Moon, and Other Astounding Manga
Room 8
The publishers of Sailor Moon, Mobile Suit Gundam Origin, AKIRA, Bakemonogatari, and many more present an exciting look at the manga coming to America in 2020. Hear about new Kodansha and Vertical print and digital releases, get a behind-the-scenes look at how manga gets created, and ask your questions. Plus: get free manga and win prizes!
 
11:30am - 12:30pm
Sesame Street Puppets Live!
Horton Grand Theatre
Come watch live readings, sketches, and improv performances with your favorite Sesame Street characters. Muppet performers include Matt Vogel (Big Bird, The Count), Eric Jacobson (Grover, Bert, Oscar), and Ryan Dillon (Elmo).
 
11:30am - 12:30pm
The Women of Comic-Con
Room 5AB
Yes, there were females at the earliest Comic-Cons, and they weren't all moms, girlfriends, or spouses of attending male fans. Several of the women who worked on the show in its first few decades tell stories about what it was like back then. Featuring Wendy All, Maeheah Alzmann, Robin Donlan, Beth Holley, Dina Kelso, Mikey Ritter, Brinke Stevens, Mary Sturhann, Janet Tait, and moderator Jackie Estrada.
 
11:30am -  1:00pm
Comics Arts Conference Session #10: Conjuring Black Folx: Race, Space, and Hoodoo in Contemporary Comics
Room 26AB
How does the use of conjure or rootwork in comic narratives reconfigure identity, morality, and power? This panel explores how, despite its contentious nature, this folk magic has been a fruitful source of critique of the interplay of power and identity and sheds light on the shadowed spaces that still mystify our nation. John Jennings (University of California, Riverside) explores this folk magic as a symbolic narrative device in Jook Joint, Bitter Root, House of Whispers, and Bone Parish that boldly challenges the status quo in comics. Kinitra Brooks (Michigan State University) examines Black women's rootworking traditions via Harrow County and "conjure feminism." Stanford Carpenter (BCAF, Pocket Con) shows how nonbinary trickster figures in Juke Joint call the alignment of might and right into question by moving away from morality and centering the consequences of the struggle to survive and overcome.
 
11:30am -  1:00pm
Enter the Star Trek Universe Panel
Hall H
Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon for the ages. Star Trek broke barriers then and continues to do so now, inspiring people of all generations and walks of life with its celebration of cultural diversity, scientific exploration, and the pursuit of uncharted frontiers. Today, the Star Trek universe continues to thrive, exploring all new missions for Starfleet. CBS All Access invites you to join the cast and producers of its hit series Star Trek: Discovery and be the first to hear about two new upcoming additions to the Star Trek universe: the highly anticipated new series Star Trek: Picard starring Sir Patrick Stewart, and the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks. Star Trek: Discovery cast scheduled to appear include Sonequa Martin-Green alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise, and Heather Kadin, with series guest star Tig Notaro, who plays Chief Engineer Reno, moderating the conversation. Star Trek: Lower Decks will feature co-creator and executive producer Mike McMahan and surprise guests sharing an exclusive first look at the upcoming animated series. Star Trek: Picard cast members will come together for the series' first Comic-Con. The panel will feature, Sir Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, and Harry Treadaway, alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, and Heather Kadin.
 
11:45am -  1:00pm
Quick Draw!
Room 6BCF
It's the fastest, funniest panel in the whole convention! Once again, your Quick Draw quizmaster Mark Evanier pits three super-speedy cartoonists against one another with dueling Sharpies as they create great cartoon art right before your very eyes. Competing this year are (as usual) Sergio Aragonés (MAD magazine, Groo the Wanderer) and Scott Shaw! (The Flintstones), joined this year by Disney legend Floyd Norman!
 
12:00pm - 12:45pm
The Simpsons
Ballroom 20
The Simpsons is now 30 years old and part of the mighty Disney empire. Get inside insights and secret tips on the upcoming season from Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike B. Anderson, Stephanie Gillis, and Yeardley Smith. There will be freebies!
 
12:00pm - 12:50pm
NBC's The Good Place
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
From creator Michael Schur comes the critically acclaimed and unique comedy series about what makes a good person. Hear from the stars Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, D'Arcy Carden, and Manny Jacinto and executive producers Michael Schur and Drew Goddard for a forking great conversation.
 
12:00pm -  1:00pm
CBLDF: The Perils of Selling Comics
Room 11
Know your rights! Hear from members of CBLDF for this fast-paced overview of the legal rights comic book stores depend upon. Learn about the law and your rights while getting tangible how-to info for managing risk scenarios like police visits, media attacks, and more. A must-attend for current and aspiring comic store staffers and creators alike.
 
12:00pm -  1:00pm
Comics and Geek Items for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Room 2
Blind and visually impaired people love comics, gaming, TV, movies, and all the sorts of science fiction/fantasy/horror artforms just as much as their sighted counterparts. How do they enjoy such things with little or no eyesight? Totally blind martial artist, competitive surfer, and unashamed geek Joshua Loya and actor/audio book narrator/writer Scott Brick will share available options for nonvisual entertainment. Panelists include Joshua Loya (champion surfer, martial artist, public speaker, and professional adventurer), Charles Constant (actor; studied with renown acting teacher Ted Liss in Chicago, and is currently participating in a two-year Meisner Technique program at the prestigious Baron-Brown Studios), Christina Stevens (award-winning filmmaker, author, and inspirational speaker who works with Anna Caparezza at Deluxe), and Scott Brick (American actor, writer, and award-winning narrator of over 850 audiobooks by bestselling authors, including Michael Crichton, Frank Herbert, and Isaac Asimov).
 
12:00pm -  1:00pm
Costume Designers Guild: Costume Concept Art of Television and Film
Room 23ABC
Costume Designers Guild members Alan Villanueva (costume concept artist, Watchmen, Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Titans), Gina Flanagan (costume concept artist, Stargirl, Doom Patrol, The Boys), Greg Hopwood (costume concept artist, Star Trek: Picard, Birds of Prey, See), Luca Nemolato (costume concept artist, Swamp Thing, Westworld, Titans S2), and Phillip Boutte Jr. (costume concept artist, Avengers Infinity War and Endgame, Black Panther, Captain Marvel) discuss the process behind creating costume concept art for some of the most exciting productions in film and television. The panelists will also take questions from the audience with an autograph table to follow.
 
12:00pm -  1:00pm
Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd
Room 9
Chuck Terceira (president), Dev Gilmore (director of design and development), Jean St. Jean (sculptor), and Eli Livingston (sculptor) discuss the future of Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd., with a slide presentation of upcoming products and a Q&A session moderated by Zach Oat (marketing supervisor).
 
12:00pm -  1:00pm
Enter the Dreamnasium Audio Drama
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
Geoffrey Thorne (Marvel's Avengers Black Panther's Quest, TNT's The Librarians), Jeffrey Bridges and Susan Bridges (Valiant's Archer & Armstrong: The Audio Drama, Action Lab's Killswitch), and Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief of Fanbase Press) discuss this unique, new eight-episode sci-fi audio drama anthology from the Winterman Project and Pendant Productions.
 
12:00pm -  1:00pm
Go Down with Your Ship
Room 28DE
Collin Kelly (Star Trek: Year One), Dafna Pleban (editor, BOOM! Studios), Mae Catt (Transformers: Cyberverse), and Mairghread Scott (Marvel Rising) debate their favorite relationships in pop culture. Find out whose ship is going to sink and whose will soar in a Q&A session moderated by Meg Downey (pop culture writer at Gamespot).
 
12:00pm -  1:00pm
IDW and Oni Press: Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons
Room 25ABC
Oni Press, IDW, and Dungeons & Dragons are busting out the 20-sided die for a second roll at Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons II: Painscape this fall, and they're giving Comic-Con attendees an exclusive sneak peek! The world's greatest role-playing game returns to plague the world's most dysfunctional animated family in the newly announced second series. Fan-favorite dice-dependent writer Jim Zub is joined by editor Chase Marotz, and Wizards of the Coast game designer Nathan Stewart for a full hour guaranteed to be more fun than any line for convention exclusives!
 
12:00pm -  1:00pm
Image Comics: The Inside Scoop on Comic Book Storytelling
Room 7AB
Bestselling writer Charles Soule (Undiscovered Country) and surprise panelists give fans the inside scoop on their comic book storytelling techniques and world-building. Moderated by Geoff Boucher (genre editor at Deadline Hollywood).
 
12:00pm -  1:00pm
Little Lulu and John Stanley Fan Group
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
The well-remembered, imaginative Little Lulu comic books were written during 1945-1959 by writer/artist John Stanley. Research is continuing to identify other work by this versatile but once-obscure master of comics storytelling. Come and learn more, and join in for a scripted radio-play style reading of a Golden Age Little Lulu story! All are welcome!
 
12:00pm -  1:00pm
Meet the Star Wars Fan Groups
The Theater, Comic-Con Museum
An introduction to the International Star Wars Fan Groups: The 501st Legion, The Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, Saber Guild, and Droid Builders, with moderator Ramey Chanadet (executive officer of the 501st Southern California Garrison). Hear from the local and international leadership of each club on what the clubs are all about and how to join. Panelists include Todd Mullin (501st San Diego Garrison Commanding Officer), Blair Douglass (Rebel Legion Membership Officer), Victor Silva (Mandalorian San Diego Clan Commanding Officer), Kelley Moreno (Saber Guild Los Angeles Assistant Local Director), and Ashly Jo (Southern California Droid Builder).
 
12:00pm -  1:00pm
Real World Reflected in Fantasy
Room 29AB
What do these powerhouse YA authors have in common? They all are writing groundbreaking, highly acclaimed (or highly anticipated) work that pulls from the trials and tribulations of real life to create mind-bending fantasy. Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone) tackles systemic racism in the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy. Marie Lu (Legend trilogy) contemplates economic disparity and climate change in her series and the upcoming Rebel . Margaret Owen (The Merciful Crow) promotes social justice in her debut. And Hafsah Faizal (We Hunt the Flame) dispels myths about Arabian culture in her first novel. Moderated by Mary Pearson (The Remnant Chronicles, Dance of Thieves), author of the upcoming Vow of Thieves .
 
12:00pm -  1:00pm
Reboot: Reinvigorating a Tired Franchise, or Worst Idea Ever?
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
The entertainment world, with its plethora of great characters and interesting universes, is no stranger to reboots and expanding universes. A reboot is often a chance to widen appeal and make it easy for new readers to jump in and offers an opportunity to update outmoded ways of thinking. These reinventions and expansions must navigate shaking up a formula, reframing a world, and bringing a contemporary eye to classic stories and iconic characters without alienating the core audience that fell for these characters so many years ago. Panelists Preeti Chhibber (Spider-Man: Far From Home: Peter and Ned's Ultimate Travel Journal), Sina Grace (Iceman), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance), Jody Houser (Star Wars: Age of Republic), Sarah Kuhn (Shadow of the Batgirl), and Jackson Lanzing (Star Trek: Year 5) discuss how to breathe new life into old characters and avoid the unforgiving pit of the trite homage.
 
12:00pm -  1:00pm
Spirit Skies: International Student Collaborative Comic
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
A panel on how students from two nations collaborated to write and illustrate a comic about environmental stewardship using the migration of the hummingbird. Timothy Stiven and Zachary Brown, conservatory coordinators from Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, will lead a session with student writers and editors Ashley Jabro, Hannah Wentworth, Samantha Chai, Justin Wang, and Giovanna Agrazal (Panama) and artists Katie Sheng, Jessica Li, and Riley Sullivan. they'll be discussing what it takes to edit and illustrate a student created multivolume graphic novel internationally.
 
12:00pm -  1:00pm
The New Wave of Latin American Horror Cinema
Artists' Loft, BarrioHaus
Panelists Victor Osuna (director, Las Reglas de la Ruina), Freddy Chavez Olmos (director, Duermete Niño), Mauricio Chernovetzky (director, Styria), Rigoberto Castañeda (director, KM31), Emilio Portes (director, Belzebuth), Gigi Guerrero (director, Culture Shock), Uriel Villalobos Alba (sound designer, La Posesion de Altair), and Isaac Ezban (director, El Incidente) participate in a casual chat about the past and the future of Latin American horror cinema. Moderated by Sebastian Fink.
 
12:00pm -  1:00pm
The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2019
Room 4
Frank Mastromauro (co-publisher of Aspen Comics), Peter Steigerwald (co-publisher of Aspen Comics), Vince Hernandez (VP/editor-in-chief of Aspen Comics), Mark Roslan (VP/director of design and production), Siya Oum (artist of Lola XOXO) and other Aspen creators will highlight upcoming comic books and reveal multimedia news about Aspen properties. The Aspen Comics team will also hold a Q&A with fans.
 
12:30pm -  1:30pm
Comic-Con in the 1990s
Room 8
Now into its third decade, riding in on the infamous ''speculator boom,'' how was Comic-Con faring? Hear all about it from these folks who were theret: Mary Fleener, Beth Holley, Jim Lee, Bill Pittman, Bob Schreck, Diana Schutz, Barry Short, Janet Tait, Charles Vess, Jeff Walker, Bob Wayne, and your moderator Mike Pasqua.
 
12:30pm -  1:30pm
Creating a Believable World in Life Is Strange 2
Room 5AB
Raoul Barbet and Michel Koch, co-creative directors of Life Is Strange and Life Is Strange 2, and Jean-Luc Cano, lead writer of Life Is Strange and Life Is Strange 2, provide an in-depth look at the genesis of Life Is Strange 2. Experience the backstory behind the narrative so far, discover behind-the-scenes secrets of the research involved in creating the game's relatable characters, grounded settings, and extraordinary events, and gain an exclusive glimpse of the next chapter!
 
12:30pm -  1:30pm
Intro to TV Writing: From First Draft to Getting Staffed
Room 24ABC
Moderator Spiro Skentzos (Arrow) and TV writers/showrunners Keto Shimizu (DC's Legends of Tomorrow), Michael Narducci (The Vampire Diaries), Kira Snyder (Handmaid's Tale), Michael Fuller (Locke & Key), and more 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.
 
12:30pm -  1:30pm
Scooby-Doo's 50th Birthday Bash
Room 6A
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) salutes that lovable Great Dane Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang with a panel spotlighting half a century of crime-solving silliness. For 50 years, the Mystery Inc. gang has entertained fans with zany hijinks, action-packed adventures, and engaging mysteries that have captivated viewers of all ages. What started as a Saturday morning cartoon exploded into an enormously successful franchise encompassing multiple spinoff series, original animated and live-action films, consumer products, and much more. Included in the celebration will be several key showrunners, filmmakers, and stars of the franchise, including Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Grils, The Loud House) and Kate Micucci (Garfunkel & Oates, Unikitty!), the voices of Daphne and Velma, respectively-and a glimpse of the upcoming Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: The Complete Series Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Mystery Mansion box set from WBHE (available in stores on September 3).
 
12:30pm -  1:30pm
The Super Heroes of DC
Room 6DE
DC's legacy of epic storytelling marches on! The creative talent behind some of DC's most popular characters are on hand to give behind-the-scenes details on their stories and how they put their own unique voices to the heroes and villains that DC fans have come to know and love (and hate)!
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