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Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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Panels - Saturday, July 20 1:00pm - 3:45pm

1:00pm -  1:35pm
American Dad!
Ballroom 20
It's a Smith-family Funday with ''Hayley'' (Rachael MacFarlane), ''Steve'' (Scott Grimes), and ''Klaus'' (Dee Bradley Baker), ''Principal Lewis'' (Kevin Michael Richardson), plus executive producer and co-creator Matt Weitzman and producers Kara Vallow & Jeff Kauffmann, who will treat American Dad! fans to a first-look at scenes from new episodes coming soon to TBS . . . plus a few surprises!
 
1:00pm -  1:50pm
The Expanse
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Calling all Earthers, Belters, and Martians, The Expanse is making its return to Comic-Con this summer! The series has had an incredible journey since San Diego last saw the Rocinante crew. They return with news from beyond the Ring Gate and from their new home-thanks to help from the fans-as an Amazon Prime Video series. Be the first to hear about what's next for your favorite crew from the creatives and cast, and get an early look at what's to come when season 4 drops on Prime Video later this year. The Hugo Awardwinning series, based on the hugely popular science fiction novels, was developed and scripted by the Academy Awardnominated writing duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby who executive produce season 4 along with Naren Shankar, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Laura Lancaster, Sharon Hall, Sean Daniel, Jason Brown, Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck and Dan Nowak. Shankar serves as showrunner for season 4. Panelists include: Steven Strait, Wes Chatham, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, Naren Shankar, Ty Franck, Daniel Abraham, moderated by Kyle Hill (Nerdist).
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
Action Lab Comics: Creator Spectacular
Room 4
Dave Dwonch will be joined by superstar creators to reveal the amazing lineup coming from Action Lab, which features such creators as David Pepose (Spencer & Locke), Rylend Grant (screenwriter), and many more. Plus don't forget the giveaways!
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
Artwork to Screen: Comics Come to Life
Room 23ABC
Comic pages, storyboards, and production illustration have developed together since the invention of film, with each influencing the others. What skills do film artists bring to the job that are comparable between the printed page and the moving pictures? The Motion Picture Film Illustrators of the Art Directors Guild will share their experiences working on the major films, television, and streaming shows based on comic book, fantasy, and sci-fi adventures. What was once only possible on the printed page can now be brought to life by these talented artists. Panelists include Shane Baxley (Alita: Battle Angel, Captain Marvel), Matthew Cunningham (Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Doom Patrol), Danelle Davenport (Baby Driver, Ant-man), Aaron Sowd (Spider-Man: Far From Home, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil), and moderator Tim Burgard (Rampage, Justice League).
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
Backgrounds for Comics and Illustration
Room 2
Ron Lemen (Lemenaid website, LAAFA, CGMA, GNOMON SVFX) discusses and demonstrates easy-to-use methods for developing backgrounds for illustrations, from simple to complex scenery. Topics include line of action, symbolism, camera effects vs. graphic design effects, using 3D, and more.
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
CBLDF: Teaching with Comics
Room 11
Comics are more than just great entertainment, they're an incredible tool for learning. Hear from creators and teachers and bring your own success stories for a discussion about how comics can be used to engage students in the classroom. Get real-world suggestions for ways to integrate comics in the classroom, to expand on lessons with comic-based activities, and to encourage student participation.
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
Comics Arts Conference Session #11: Who is the Black Panther? The Psychology of Black Panther, Wakanda, and the Transformative Power of Comic Books
Room 26AB
Psychologists J. Scott Jordan (Illinois State University), Travis Langley (Henderson State University), and Eric Wesselmann (Illinois State University) along with comic book creators Don McGregor (Black Panther) and Alex Simmons (Blackjack) participate in an in-depth discussion of the psychological issues addressed in Black Panther comics, including microaggressions, cultural representation, social exclusion, gender roles, bullying, individualistic versus holist cultures, forms of collectivism, and the role of ritual in cultural sustainment. The panel addresses the psychological factors at play during the creation of the comic book world of Wakanda as well as the transformative influence of Black Panther comics on both the industry and the public.
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
Conservation + Comics: Enhancing the Understanding of Science Through Art
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
Samantha Wynns (biologist and educator, National Park Service), Alonso Nunez (artist and proprietor, Little Fish Comic Book Studio), Alex Warneke (chemical ecologist and science communicator, the Climate Science Alliance), and Garfield Kwan (marine biologist and director, Squidtoons) discuss how art is an incredible tool to tell the story of science, changing STEM to STEAM. Moderated by Paul Wynns (aerospace engineer and director, the Kevin Workman Foundation). There will be a live demonstration, and audience participation is encouraged.
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
Costumes from Workroom to Film Set: How Your Favorite Superhero Character Becomes a Costume
The Theater, Comic-Con Museum
Explore the various positions behind the scenes in Hollywood's costume industry with Leo Castro (supervisor), Laura Wong (fabric buyer), Marilyn Madsen (manufacturing fore person), Dorothy Bulac-Eriksen (key specialty costumer), and Federico Cervantes (costume wrangler). Learn about the journey each costume takes to become your favorite on-screen character.
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
Crowdfunding Comics: An Inside Look
Room 28DE
Billy Tucci's Crowfunding Comics YouTube channel leads a spirited discussion on how to Kickstart your own success from comic and film superstars Brian Pulido (Lady Death), Jimmy Palmiotti (Painkiller Jane), Tucci (Shi), Doug TenNapel (Earthworm Jim), Brian Miller (Hi-Fi Color for Comics), and Steven Peros (Stoker & Wells). Moderated by J. C. Vaughn (Vampire, PA).
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
Fantasy and Sci-Fi Authors
Room 29AB
Learn about writing, publishing, and book-to-movie adaptations from award-winning and NY Times bestselling fantasy and science fiction authors Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone), Lev Grossman (The Magicians), A. G. Howard (Splintered), Aditi Khorana (Mirror in the Sky), and Jonathan Maberry (V-Wars). Moderated by Henry Herz (Alice's Magic Garden).
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
George Takei: They Called Us Enemy
Room 25ABC
In his brand-new graphic memoir They Called Us Enemy, the beloved actor, author, and activist George Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American internment camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon-and America itself-in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love. You'll hear firsthand from George, as well as his co-authors Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker, about this dark chapter of our nation's history, its impact on Takei's astonishing life, and its urgent relevance for today's world.
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
How to Start a Pop Culture Podcast with the Secondary Heroes
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
Panelists Trevor Sheridan (creative director), Dan Kroenung (TV/film writer), Josh Lopez (pop culture enthusiast), and Alexander Wolfgang (video producer) discuss tips, tricks, and the struggles of starting an outstanding pop culture podcast. They will provide insights on how to prepare, record, publish, and market your podcast. Podcasting is a competitive space with many shows that include celebrities, established name brands, and early adopters. The Secondary Heroes have none of that, yet still make it work. The panel includes a Q&A as well as a live podcast example highlighting the SDCC experience.
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
Innovations in Comics
Room 9
Love comics? Love technology? Hear from some of the leaders of both fields as they discuss ways to "increase the pie" for the comics industry, as well as innovations in technology that allow us broader and great access to comics than ever before. Panelists Jordan Plosky (founder, ComicBlitz), Atom Freeman (Sales & BizDev, ComicHub), Shing Yin Khor (Ignatz Award winner, Thought Leader at Kickstarter), and Nick Coglianese (founder, Key Collector Comic App) will give attendees an in-depth look at some new technology, ideas, and innovations on the horizon. Moderated by Brett Schenker (founder, Graphic Policy).
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
Next Gen Nerds
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Travis McElroy (The Adventure Zone; My Brother, My Brother, and Me), Clint McElroy (Marvel's Journey into Mystery, The Adventure Zone), Malik Forté (Overwatch League, ELeague), Courtney Enlow (SYFY Fangrrls, Trends Like These), Brian Brushwood (Scam School, Night Attack), and Riley Silverman (SYFY Fangrrls, Troubled Waters) discuss the challenges and responsibilities of influencing the next generation of nerds. They will be approaching the subject both as parents and as creators. Moderated by Ben Blacker (DC's Hex Wives; The Thrilling Adventure Hour).
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
Party with Peppa Pig and PJ Masks
Horton Grand Theatre
Bring out the family for a fun-filled event with your favorite preschool characters Peppa Pig and PJ Masks! Join the singalong, show off your silly moves (or ''get your dance on''), and experience a meet-and-greet with the characters.
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
Peggy Carter Probably Saves the World
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
The love for Peggy Carter has allowed the character to have multiple film appearances, a TV series, mobile game versions (one even becoming a comic character and inspiring a TV episode spinoff), and more. Hear from fans Jennifer Redelle Carey (The Flamingo Girl), Gavin Carmen (GavinColeCosplay), Kristina Hedberg (Order of Gallifrey), Lisa Lower (Sci-fi Coalition, West Coast Avengers), and experts Matt Deckard (The Chap, Marvel's Agent Carter series consultant), Dr. Andrea Letamendi (clinical psychologist, Under the Mask Online), and Marvel's Agent Carter 's costume designer Gigi Melton as they discuss the influence Peggy Carter has made on our culture. Panel moderated by Dawn M. Bourn (The Geek Girl Project, Managed Chaos Events).
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
Spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski
Room 7AB
The Eisner, Hugo, and Inkpot Award-winning writer/producer will discuss his autobiography Becoming Superman -which is debuting here at SDCC via Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore-and his long-awaited (some might say long-feared) return to comics, helping create a new comic book universe for Artists, Writers, and Artisans, the new comic book company launched by Marvelites Bill Jemas and Axel Alonso. Straczynski's spotlight appearances are an SDCC tradition and a favorite among law enforcement officials searching for clues that would connect him to the Black Dahlia Murder.
 
1:00pm -  2:00pm
Your Childhood in Spanish
Artists' Loft, BarrioHaus
Se habla español! Meet Cristobal Orellana (Mexican Johnny, Hotel Transilvania), Beto Castillo (Mexican Dr. Strange and Mexican Maui), Memo Aponte (Mexican Andy, Toy Story), and Carolina Ayala (Mexican Draculaura) to learn how dubbing an American show or movie to Spanish is done, as well as the challenges the different cultures create for the actors. Moderated by Mylo Brizuela.
 
1:00pm -  2:30pm
Cartoon Voices I
Room 6BCF
Each year, moderator Mark Evanier gathers a bevy of the most talented cartoon voice actors working today and invites them to explain and demonstrate their artistry. This year's lineup includes Marieve Herington (Big City Greens, Disney Junior), Adam McArthur (Star vs. the Forces of Evil, The Adventures of Puss in Boots), Laraine Newman (The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz), Lex Lang (Star Wars Resistance, Curious George), Eric Lopez (Young Justice, The Spectacular Spider-Man), Fred Tatasciore (Family Guy, The Incredible Hulk), and maybe a few other members of the vocal majority.
 
1:00pm -  3:00pm
Gaming Creator Connection
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
The Gaming Creator Connection is an opportunity for game developers-whether currently working in the industry or aspiring to do so-to receive valuable advice, insights, and mentoring from seasoned veterans of the game industry representing diverse professional backgrounds. The GCC is a perfect opportunity to seek expert guidance in art/design, narrative, and business. Participants will have around 15-20 minutes to speak with a mentor and will be able to rotate between mentors in their field of interest in order to maximize the amount of feedback.
 
1:15pm -  2:15pm
Westworld III
Hall H
HBO's Emmy-winning series Westworld returns for its third season in 2020. Creators, executive producers, and directors Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy and cast members Ed Harris, Thandie Newton, Aaron Paul, Tessa Thompson, Evan Rachel Wood, and Jeffrey Wright, will answer questions and present an early look at the forthcoming third season of the drama series, a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth.
 
1:30pm -  2:30pm
Chris Ware: Apologies
Room 8
Asphyxiate an otherwise perfectly good hour of consciousness witnessing New Yorker cover artist, Jimmy Corrigan/Building Stories author, and suburban dad Chris Ware justify his life decisions to Pantheon editor, designer, and San Diego gadfly Chip Kidd, as well as introduce his incomprehensible experimental 2019 graphic novel Rusty Brown Part I to the captive audience assembled. Certain to challenge even the most resiliently optimistic of Con-goers, attendance is guaranteed to make everything else at SDCC seem more fun by contrast.
 
1:30pm -  2:30pm
Nerdist: Subverting the Hero's Journey
Room 5AB
Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix. All beloved stories that follow the hero's journey-the mythic structure of all great stories. Though many have explored why this ancient template has inspired so many great works, it's time to adjust our thinking for a modern age. What exactly is the hero's journey? How do some of pop culture's newest heroes-Captain Marvel, Miles Morales, Rey-follow or subvert this pattern? And what does the reaction to these characters say about the state of fandom and storytelling? Nerdist editor-in-chief Rachel Heine, Preeti Chhibber (author, Peter and Ned's Ultimate Travel Journal), Hector Navarro (host, DC Daily), Joshua Yehl (senior features and news editor, IGN), Danielle Radcliffe (writer, ScreenJunkies), and Jessica Delfanti (narrative lead, Fable Labs) break down what it truly means to be a ''hero.''
 
1:30pm -  2:30pm
Spotlight on Audrey Niffenegger
Room 24ABC
The author of The Time Traveler's Wife and Bizarre Romance,  Audrey Niffeneger, will be interviewed by award-winning comics editor Diana Schutz. topics may include art, love, loss, sex, death, ghosts, cats, and why it's taking a long time to write the sequel to The Time Traveler's Wife. There will be a Q&A.
 
1:40pm -  2:15pm
Family Guy
Ballroom 20
Hear from the cast Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mike Henry and executive producers Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin, and Kara Vallow from FOX's hit animated comedy Family Guy as they celebrate their 20th anniversary! Take a look back at some favorite moments over the last 20 years, and get a sneak peek at the hilarity and hi-jinx in the upcoming season!
 
1:45pm -  2:45pm
DC: My Secret Origin
Room 6DE
Whoever said ''the shortest distance between two points is a straight line'' definitely wasn't trying to get into comic books! If you want to find out how some of DC's most popular talent found their way into the industry, then here's your chance to get an inside look at how some of DC's top writers and artist broke into the business and ended up creating stories featuring your favorite DC heroes and villains.
 
1:45pm -  2:45pm
Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing
Room 6A
Legendary writer Jonathan Hickman is joined by Marvel editor-in-chief C. B. Cebulski and other mighty Marvel panelists to bring you all the latest and greatest news straight from the House of Ideas. Learn what comes next for the X-Men after the senses-shattering revelations of the House of X and Powers of X !! Plus, stick around for a few things they can't even hint at yet!
 
2:00pm -  2:50pm
Impulse Season 2: The Genre-Bending Teleporter Drama from YouTube Originals
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
After getting more than 31 million views on the pilot, the critically acclaimed YouTube Original series Impulse is back for a thrilling new season. Hear from stars Maddie Hanson, Daniel Maslany, Sarah Desjardins, and Enuka Okuma, alongside showrunner Lauren LeFranc (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) to go deep on the story thus far-and the drama to come.
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
35 Years of TMNT: Self-Publishing and More
Room 28DE
Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, is celebrating 35 years of Turtles this year alongside multitudes of Turtle fans worldwide. In May of 1984, the first copy of TMNT hit stores and it's been a wild ride ever since. Kevin is thrilled to be self-publishing again, especially in this special anniversary year with his newest projects: Drawing Blood and the Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls . Hear Kevin discuss all things self-publishing. He will be accompanied by writer and co-creator of Drawing Blood, David Avallone and artist Ben Bishop.
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
Artist Alley Everywhere
Room 25ABC
Panelists Stanley ''Artgerm'' Lau (Imaginary Friends Studio), Luke and Morgan Choice (Velvet Spectrum), and Martin Wong (Martin Wong Photography) explore the economic realities of a creative career, as well as the logistical imperatives involved in running a small business. A guideline to navigating decisions from commission pricing to CPA hiring and everything in-between. Moderated by Justin Maller (CCO at DeviantArt).
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
Ask Me Anything: Pick Educators' and Creators' Brains on Comics in Classrooms
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
This Q&A session allows attendees to ask a range of professionals about incorporating comics in classrooms. Ask the panelists about recommendations, how to get parents/administrators on board, how to find supporting resources, or even how to discuss authorial intent with your students. These teacher/creator panelists can help you out: educators Meryl Jaffe (Johns Hopkins University, Worth a Thousand Words), Derek Heid (HS ELA, TVUSD), Tracy Edmunds (LitX, Graphic Novels are Elementary!), authors Mark Seigel (5 Worlds) and Ben Costa/James Parks (Rickety Stitch), editor Gina Gagliano (Penguin Random House), with moderator/educator Talia Hurwich (NYU, Worth a Thousand Words).
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
Comics Writing: Creating Awe-Inspiring Panel Descriptions
Room 11
You're the writer, but you're not the artist-that means you've got to inspire an artist to not just draw what the story needs but to do so in a way that brings out the best of both your writing and his or her art while also providing what the project needs. If that sounds hard, it's because it is! And if you think you know what the function of a comics panel description is, you might be surprised! Writers Peter David (The Incredible Hulk), Mike Costa (Lucifer TV show, Venom comic), and Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, Red Sonja) and artists Phillip Sevy (Witchblade), Reilly Brown (Deadpool, Incredible Hercules), and Andy Schmidt (The Comics Experience Guide to Writing Comics and Graphic Novels) will help you transform your comics scripts into inspirational manifestos for your artists!
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
Creating Comic Art with the iPad
Room 2
The iPad has transformed the way you read comics, but did you know you can create comic art on the iPad too? Watch comic book artwork come to life as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (Star Wars, Archer) and Kristy Miller (Femme Magnifique) demonstrate step by step how to pencil, ink, and color comics on the iPad. Learn the basic tools and techniques and see which apps work best and how you, too, can transform your iPad into a portable art studio. Q&A session to follow.
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
Fanbase Press: Celebrating Fandoms with Geeky Crafting
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
There are so many fandoms that we celebrate through TV, movies, comics, books, and other mediums, yet media consumers love to show their creative sides, too. Led by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press), this panel-including Christoff Visscher (Cantrip Candles), Chris Rubin (Bubbles and Things Soaps), Clarissa Thorne (A Geek's Guide to Cross-Stitch), Chrissy Callahan (TurtleBunny Creations), and Lauren Rock (Calliope Candleworks)-will discuss the benefits that crafting can offer in providing opportunities for creative fulfillment and entrepreneurial expansion.
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
Geek Travel: Is It a Thing?
The Theater, Comic-Con Museum
Travelling expands our horizons and gives us opportunities to meet new friends and explore hidden corners of our world. But how and why do geeks and nerds travel? Moderator Joseph Knitt, and Meg Butler (associate editor, Fodor's Travel), Sean Clark (founder, Convention All Stars; creator, Horror's Hallowed Grounds), and Kristina Manente (contributor, SYFY WIRE; creator, Nerdventurist) discuss what "geek travel" is and how you can do the thing. (Spoiler Alert: you're probably already doing it!)
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
Hi Everybody! Bad Medicine in Film and TV
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
"The knee bone's connected to the . . . something." Johnny Kolasinski and Dr. Jackson Vane, hosts of ''Hi Everybody! A Bad Medicine Podcast,'' are joined by a panel of physicians including Dr. Courtney Nicholas, dr. Salil Chitnis, dr. Lukas Austin Page, and Dr. Greg Winter to discuss some of the most glaring mistakes-and unexpected successes-in science fiction's depictions of injuries, medical maladies, and how the body works.
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
How to Market and Crowdfund Indie Comics
Room 9
Brian Pulido has raised over $2.5 million on Kickstarter for comic books! Get the lowdown as Brian gives you exclusive insights on how to market and crowdfund indie comics. All your comic book Kickstarter questions answered and he'll have an update on all Coffin Comics activities as they take over the globe!
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
Nerd Up or Shut Up Live
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
A live show of Nerd Up or Shut Up, the podcast where the only wrong opinion is yours. Be treated to a highly opinionated pop culture roundtable among four lifelong friends, Anastasia Washington (Legion of Leia, Anastationtv) Emalee Burditt (Nerd Up or Shut Up), Maggie Olbrich (Queen of Basics, Daughter of Dave), and Richard Sheehan (Nerd Up or Shut Up) hashing out all aspects of geek culture through heated discussion, brackets, and a good dose of (highly encouraged!) audience participation. Topics will include an MCU bracket and history of Comic-Con trivia, and yes, there will be prizes! Moderated by Dave Olbrich (Malibu Comics, Maggie's Dad).
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
Sid and Marty Krofft
Room 23ABC
Sid and Marty Krofft and H. R. Pufnstuf are celebrating their 50th anniversary, and they are coming to Comic-Con. Sid and Marty Krofft became a household name in the '70s with a series of remarkable programs that featured elaborate sets and fanciful characters. They created and produced some of the most iconic names in family entertainment for over 50 years and are still in action today. Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sid and Marty Krofft and H.R. Pufnstuf. The panel will cover upcoming projects and reveal exciting works in progress, including never-before-seen titles. Moderated by David Arquette and Greg Garcia (My Name Is Ear, Raising Hope).
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
Spotlight on Ebony Flowers
Room 4
Rona Jaffe Award-winning cartoonist Ebony Flowers and University of California Riverside lecturer Rachelle Cruz (Experiencing Comics) will discuss Flowers' remarkable and highly anticipated debut Hot Comb. In this graphic novel hair offers an entry point into the anxieties, joys, and support networks of Black women in the U.S. today. Whether she's detailing an awkward subway ride or describing the burn of a teen's first perm, realizations about race, class, and the imperfections of identity swirl through Flowers' poignant stories.
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
Universal Protagonists Redefined
Room 29AB
Despite the title, in many ways "The Hero with a Thousand Faces" didn't have that many in Joseph Campbell's mid-20th century observations. Today's fiction works are just as imaginative as any in the world's history, and more expansive. Authors and 21st century heroes Leah Thomas (Wild And Crooked), Hafsah Faizal (We Hunt the Flame), Clare Di Liscia (Neliem), E. K. Johnston (Star Wars: Queen's Shadow), and Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex series) discuss protagonists we can all see ourselves in with Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Mysterious Galaxy).
 
2:00pm -  3:00pm
Women Rocking Hollywood 2019: Women-Powered Projects and the Push Towards Parity
Room 7AB
There have been positive developments in the last year for women in television and film. Initiatives like the 4% challenge are making news, movies and TV identified as gender-balanced are getting ReFrame stamps, and companies like OWN, Annapurna, Netflix, and Sundance continue to expand opportunities for intersectional women, supporting great content in the process. Changes are happening, but are they happening fast enough, and how can industry insiders and fans help the forward momentum? Come see the inspired, talented powerhouse panelists of Women Rocking Hollywood 2019 share their perspective and talk about their exciting new projects. Scheduled to appear: Alison Emilio (director: ReFrame, advisory board: Horizon Award), Liesl Tommy (director, Respect, The Walking Dead), Gloria Calderon Kellett (executive story editor/producer, How I Met Your Mother; co-creator/writer/director, One Day at a Time), Catherine Hardwicke (director, Twilight, Don't Look Deeper), Cheryl Dunye (producing director, Queen Sugar; director, David Makes Man), Jen McGowan (director, Rust Creek; founder, Glass Elevator), Angela Robinson (producer/writer/director: True Blood, director: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women), and C Fitz (director, Jewel's Catch One, Queen Sugar). Moderated by Leslie Combemale (creator: WomenRockingHollywood, journalist: Cinema Siren website).
 
2:00pm -  3:30pm
Comics Arts Conference Session #12: The Poster Session
Room 26AB
The CAC's poster session gives attendees the opportunity to interact directly with presenters. Come talk one-on-one with these scholars about their projects! Jason Goldman-Hall (Pioneer High School) outlines the process that teachers can follow to get texts like Pride of Baghdad approved by high school districts and details curricular anchors and assessment opportunities. Brandon Daniels (Webster University) uses Black Monday Murders to illustrate and better understand Mark Fisher's concept of the eerie. Michelle D. Miranda (Farmingdale State College, SUNY) explores the role of detection and forensic investigation to demonstrate that the Flash and Batman have risen to a specialized class of superhero-a dual persona of superhero and hero-detective brought about by incorporating detection and forensic science. Danielle Kohfeldt, John Nguyen, and Maricela Correa-Chávez (all California State University, Long Beach) drew on survey results to examine the experiences and perceptions of comics fans and to conclude that a strong sense of community drives fan participation and is essential to comic fan identity. In a study of an upper-division statistics and data management class, Carl Renold (LMFT) found that students who received the material supplemented by a comic book reported higher levels of engagement with the material and less anxiety about the concepts presented. Barbara Glaeser (California State University, Fullerton), Susan Butler (Capistrano Unified School District), and Brianna Flores (writer and illustrator) share their classroom research on the effectiveness of their graphic novel The Talker to teach second- and third-grade students about communication technology that ''speaks'' for nonverbal children with disabilities. Patrick Murphy (Weber State University) uses Marvel Romance Redux, which rewrote the scripts to Silver Age romance comics but left the art alone, to highlight the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis that language determines the perceived structure of the world. Antonio Chavarria (Museum of Indian Arts and Culture) and Diego Romero (Contemporary Pueblo Potter) present Cochiti Pueblo Potter Romero's historical and autobiographical artworks inspired by comics to create narratives of Native American history, conflict, and identity. Christopher Warren and Jonelle Prideaux (both California State University, Long Beach) present their systematic analysis of mental health representations in comics and the effects on audiences' self-perceptions and mental illness stigma. Edd Schneider and Julia Salvatore (both Ithaca College) present the results of a large-scale content analysis of American superhero comics investigating how head injury is depicted. Noah Simonson (Hillsboro School District) provides information about a 15-week Comics Academy that teaches fourth- to sixth-graders how to collaborate to bring their comic books to life. Eric Bruce, Emily Lilo, Shawn Sellers, and Janet Roberts (all Western Oregon University) use Walking Dead comics to analyze the impact of social exclusion and extreme conditions on diseases of despair and the dimensions of wellness to consider how political and economic climate leads to poor health outcomes. Matt Yockey (University of Toledo) and Deseure DeBerry present an anti-oppressive approach to a STEAM education proposal centered on superhero comics (both reading and creating) integrated into project-based learning. Amy Wagner (University of the Incarnate Word) presents a thematic content analysis of several graphic novels and comics related to various aspects of aging, including caregiving for an aging parent, emotional labor, and the portrayal of illness and disease. Robert Hoffman (The Military Technological College) presents the results from a mixed-methods study conducted at a technical college in the Middle East to see if the introduction of comics into the English Foundation program would result in higher grammar and vocabulary scores on standardized exams. Peter Coogan, Alana Korol, and Elena Biske (all Washington University) discuss and demonstrate how students can do expository, analytical, and nonfiction papers in comics form.
 
2:30pm -  3:15pm
The Orville
Ballroom 20
From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane, The Orville is back for season 3 and stopping in San Diego! See the full crew of the U.S.S. Orville: Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Jessica Szohr, J Lee, Mark Jackson, and Chad L. Coleman, along with executive producers David A. Goodman, Jon Cassar, and Brannon Braga. get an exclusive look back to some never-before-seen moments of season 2 and an exclusive look forward to the new and exciting missions in the upcoming third season!
 
2:30pm -  3:30pm
Invader Zim
Room 24ABC
Celebrate four years of Invader ZIM comics with Oni president and publisher James Lucas Jones, Jhonen Vasquez (Invader ZIM creator and overlord), Eric Trueheart (Invader ZIM writer), Sam Logan (Invader ZIM comics writer), and others. Gain exclusive insight into Invader Zim comics, including information about the fabled issue #50 coming out in December.
 
2:30pm -  3:30pm
Much Ado About Mean Girls
Horton Grand Theatre
Experience a live performance of the epic drama Mean Girls as a Shakespeare play, complete with Elizabethan verse, iambic pentameter, Shakespearian monologues, and theatrical stage directions! Based on the book from bestselling author Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare's Star Wars), the audiobook narrators will perform select scenes from this cult classic. Power struggles. Bitter rivalries. Jealousy. Betrayals. When you think about it, it's pretty surprising William Shakespeare didn't actually write Mean Girls . Thou shalt wear pink upon the morrow!
 
2:30pm -  3:30pm
Sales for Comic Publishers
Room 5AB
A panel for all creators who want to know how to increase their sales, newcomers looking to break into sales jobs, and publishers looking to learn from the professionals. Featuring experienced staff behind large publishers, including Allison King (formerly of Penguin Random House), Spencer Simpson (BOOM! Studios), Sean Brice (Dark Horse), Bob Wayne (SVP of Sales at DC), and Devin Funches (Lion Forge). Moderated by Hope Nicholson (publisher, Bedside Press).
 
2:30pm -  3:30pm
Spotlight on Willie Ito
Room 8
Willie Ito discusses his 50 years in animation working for a multitude of companies such as Disney, Warner Bros., Bob Clampett, Hanna-Barbera, and Sanrio, as well as his comic book work with Marvel, Petersen Publishing, and Western Publishing. Having held such titles as producer/director for Aloha Productions, product designer for Disney Consumer Products, and publisher for Yabitoon Books, Willie will have much to speak about.
 
2:45pm -  3:45pm
Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary Panel
Room 6BCF
It all started in 1969 with a simple idea: Can television be used to get kids ready for school? 50 years later, Sesame Street is an educational force for change that's seen in over 150 countries around the world. Sonia Manzano (''Maria'' from Sesame Street), Matt Vogel (Big Bird and the Count, Sesame Street puppet captain and director), Eric Jacobson (Grover, Bert and Oscar), Ryan Dillon (Elmo), and Dr. Rosemarie Truglio (SVP, Sesame Workshop Content and Curriculum)-with special appearances by some fuzzy and feathered friends-will talk about Sesame Street's legacy and future.
 
2:45pm -  3:45pm
The 20th Anniversary of Animation Show of Shows
Hall H
Ron Diamond (Animation Show of Shows curator and producer), Andrew Chesworth, and Bobby Pontillas (directors of the 2019 Oscar nominated One Small Step) discuss their creative journey. Los Angeles Times critic Charles Solomon said that the films in "the 20th edition demonstrate that in the right hands, animation can be a vehicle for personal expression as powerful and intimate as drawing, painting, or sculpture."
 
3:00pm -  3:50pm
Snowpiercer on TBS: Panel and Exclusive First Look of Series Premiere
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation, based on the acclaimed movie of the same name. Stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Lena Hall, and Steven Ogg and EP/showrunner Graeme Manson will give attendees an exclusive first look at TBS's highly anticipated post- apocalyptic sci-fi thriller produced by Tomorrow Studios (a joint venture between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios).
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
50 Years of Kitchen Sink
Room 25ABC
Kitchen Sink Press and its successor, the Kitchen Sink Books imprint of Dark Horse, occupy a unique space in the publishing world, connecting the revolutionary spirit of Underground Comix, the independent comics of the '80s and '90s, and the graphic novels of today, alongside a mission to preserve and extend the legacy of classic comics work through archival editions. Founder, artist, historian, and publisher Denis Kitchen recounts the many highs of this 50-year journey, including his friendship with Will Eisner, his role in launching the careers of some of today's top creators, and what Kitchen Sink has planned for the next half-century. Moderated by Rob Salkowitz (Forbes). Free book for all attendees!
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
A Creator, Critters and Comics: One-on-One with Stan Sakai
Room 28DE
Stan Sakai and moderator Jessica Tseang talk about his 35 years of writing and drawing his creator-owned series Usagi Yojimbo. See what's in store for this samurai rabbit as he is relaunched this summer with a new publisher: IDW.
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
A Fan's Journey: From Wall Street to Lucasfilm to Rancho Obi-Wan
Room 4
Steve Sansweet (chairman of Rancho Obi-Wan) tells attendees how he went from being a reporter and editor to, according to George Lucas, Star Wars' "ultimate fan" and the face of the saga from 1996 to 2011. He eventually opened Rancho Obi-Wan, the nonprofit museum that houses the world's largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia.
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
Animated Comedians: Team Coco's Comedy Club
Room 11
TBS and the talented team behind The Conan O'Brien Show, called Team Coco, developed an online comedy club for Snapchat. By creating a montage of short animated clips, they were able to transform a joke into a visual storytelling adventure. Zookeeper, the talented team behind Team Coco's Comedy Club, will showcase how quickly animations can be made using innovative software like Adobe Character Animator, Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects.
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
Art of Infection: Fictional Diseases, Real Life
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Kelley Boston (epidemiology and infection prevention), Bobbiejean Garcia (public health epidemiology), Debesh Das (infection prevention), and Tyler Houston (art and culture) discuss representations of infectious disease in art and fiction and how medical and public health systems would respond to real-life outbreaks of fictional infectious diseases.
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
Becoming a World Builder: How to Start Making Science Fiction and Fantasy Comics
Room 29AB
Ever wonder what goes into creating a new comic series and building worlds from nothing? From initial concepts to the creation of compelling characters and fantastical locales, the look and feel of sci-fi and fantasy comics requires lots of thought to make these incredible stories real. Now you too can learn the secrets of comics world building from this panel of comics luminaries and masters of the craft, including Marc Bernardin (Castle Rock), Jim Zub (Stone Star, Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons), Spike Trotman (Delver, Iron Circus Comics), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), Ariela Kristantina (Wolverines, InSeXts), and Clive Hawken (Delver). Moderated by Kiersten Wing (comiXology).
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
Fictional Games IRL
The Theater, Comic-Con Museum
What is it like to adapt a sport or game from a fictional universe? Panelists will talk about the fun challenges and unique aspects of activities that start in make-believe and end up in real life. Panelists include Brandi Cannon and Eric Schnier (US Quidditch), Salvador Solis and Alex Tait (Belegarth Medieval Combat Society), Robb Yanagihara and Alexandra Vann (Saber Guild), and Judd King (Starlux Games) with Anna Brisbin and Tessa Netting (Fantastic Geeks and Where to Find Them Podcast) moderating.
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
Heroes of S.T.E.A.M.: Kids Doing Research Through Gaming
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
2018 Pop Culture Educator of the Year Jim McClain (Solution Squad), Tracy Edmunds (Think Earth, Tracy's Teaching Tools), and game designer Jon Loftus (University of Notre Dame's Center for Environmental Science and Technology) introduce a program to motivate students (grades 4 and up) to do research in any subject area (not just S.T.E.A.M.) by turning the details of their research into the qualities of their very own self-created superheroes who square off in mock combat using a simple dice game that reinforces computation skills.
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
How to Talk for a Living: Voiceover 101
Room 2
Master storyteller and voiceover artist Scott Brick puts volunteers from the audience through their paces to see if they (and you) have what it takes to join the competitive world of voiceover. Scott is an American actor, writer, and award-winning narrator of over 850 audiobooks by bestselling authors, including Michael Crichton, Frank Herbert, and Isaac Asimov. Joining him will be Townsend Coleman (voice-actor; best known for his work in animation, commercials, and network TV promos including the voice of Michelangelo on the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon) and Rachel Kimsey (American actress and voice actress; voice of Wonder Woman on all of DC's animated adventures).
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
International Spotlight: Paco Roca
Room 9
Spanish cartoonist Paco Roca got his start drawing the unpretentious action series Road Cartoons for legendary comics magazine El Víbora . His graphic novel Wrinkles won every Spanish comics award and has since been adapted into an animated feature film. Joining him in conversation is Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets), UCLA comics scholar Esther Claudio, and his English-language publisher, Gary Groth (founder, Fantagraphics).
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
Let's Get Fashionably Nerdy
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Incorporate your love of your fandom into everyday fashion. Panelists explore the multitude of designers creating heightened formal, business, athletic, and casual looks for men, women, and children. Up-and-coming brand designers will talk about their lines and how to dress fashionably while expressing yourself and the things you love. Panelists include Mandy Roman (Geeky Glamorous), Tiffany Mink (Whosits and Whatsits), Meli Lovio-Sanchez (Melificiant), Danielle Reichman (Little Petal), Jordan Ellis (Jordandené), Camille Falciola (Frakkin Frocks), and moderator Stephanie Pressman (Fashionably Nerdy).
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
Let's Get Spooky
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
Come see Vamp and Let's Get Spooky! From the supernatural to aliens, horror stories, ghost stories, and her own paranormal investigations, she's got you covered! Vamp wants to hear your spooky stories, and some fans will also have the chance to try some Creepy Treats! You can get a preview of the show and listen or watch at the LETSGETSPOOKY website.
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
Marvel Comics: Marvel Fanfare with C. B. Cebulski
Room 6A
This is your chance to meet the head of editorial at Marvel! In an exclusive interview, editor-in-chief C. B. Cebulski, along with superstar talent including Rob Liefeld and Skottie Young, will talk about anything and everything involved with Marvel Comics. What secrets are held in the House of X ? Can Venom prove himself a true hero in Absolute Carnage ? When is Dazzler's next album coming out? What were C. B., Rob, and Skottie's favorite Marvel characters as kids, and how do they feel about those characters now? Ask these questions and more in the Q&A!
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
The Fun-damentals of Story
Room 23ABC
Who puts the fun in "Reading is fundamental"? These creators! Have a jolly good time with vampires, aliens, magic, and more with authors Whitney Gardner (Fake Blood), Sarah Andersen (Cheshire Crossing), Gini Koch (Aliens Like Us), Thomas Lennon (Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles), and Brandon Mull (Dragonwatch) in conversation with Brendan Reichs (The Darkdeep).
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
Todd McFarlane: Raw and Uncensored
Room 6DE
Todd McFarlane, Image Comics founder, creator of Spawn, co-creator of Venom, and McFarlane Toys CEO, talks about his 30+ years in the comics and entertainment industries. You'll experience Todd raw and uncensored-talking toys, comics, industry advice, and more! He'll also be talking about one of the biggest milestones in his career, Spawn 300, which will set the record for the longest-running creator-owned superhero comic ever! Bring your burning questions for a Toddfather Q&A.
 
3:00pm -  4:00pm
Water, Earth, Fire, Air: Continuing the Avatar Legacy
Room 7AB
Dark Horse Comics, Abrams Books, and Nickelodeon are thrilled to treat fans to a panel worthy of Aang himself! Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino, Avatar: The Last Airbender-Imbalance writer Faith Erin Hicks, and Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi writer F. C. Yee will provide further exploration of the beloved world. Fans will also have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge of the elements in a fun trivia competition for awesome prizes!
 
3:30pm -  4:15pm
Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Ballroom 20
After spending time at Slabside, Oliver Queen wanted to give back to the city that he loves. Since everyone knows his true identity, Team Arrow worked alongside SCPD as vigilantes to help protect the city at all costs. However, last season led to Oliver finding out about Emiko, the bow-wielding assassin and ring leader of the Ninth Circle who also happened to be his half-sister. The season 7 finale saw them fighting for their lives-both in the present and the future. So, what will the state of Team Arrow look like in the show's eighth and final season? For answers to this and more, hear from the cast and producers at their final Comic-Con appearance, and be among the first to learn what this means for Oliver and the rest of his team. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow will return to The CW for its final season this fall on Mondays at 9/8c. Arrow: The Complete Seventh Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 20.
 
3:30pm -  4:30pm
Design for TV and Film
Room 26AB
Neville Page will be sharing techniques used to create creatures, characters, and props from films like Avatar, Star Trek Discovery, and SHAZAM!, to name a few. You will walk away with a better understanding to his design process as well as his use of unique tools used in creating his designs. Some good info will be shared on high-end cosplay techniques as well.
 
3:30pm -  4:30pm
Rockstar Games
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Rockstar Games is hiring. They are in search of talented illustrators as well as graphic and conceptual artists to join their team and become part of some of the most creatively rewarding, large-scale projects to be found in any entertainment medium. Please come by with your C.V. and portfolio to discuss opportunities.
 
3:30pm -  4:30pm
Skybound: Comic Books and Creators
Room 8
Sean Mackiewicz (Gasolina, SVP and editor-in-chief at Skybound), Daniel Warren Johnson (Murder Falcon, Extremity), Brandon Thomas (Excellence), and Khary Randalph (Excellence) come together to discuss their latest published works. Moderated by Brian Huntington (Skybound's VP of online content).
 
3:30pm -  4:30pm
The A Team of Global Education
Room 24ABC
Together with Jacqueline Gardy (content editor, U.S. Department of State), Mega Llama and Ultra Chuy discuss a new way to teach English for diplomacy-drawing comic strips. Moderator Manuel Pereira Colocci (strategic designer, U.S. Department of State) is joined by Dan Ryder (2018 Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence recipient), Fabricio Rivas Marmanillo, (teacher, illustrator, Bestial Comics), and Josh Alves (national illustrator, Surprise!) to discuss identifying future collaborations to meet global learners where they are, superheroes and all.
 
3:30pm -  4:30pm
They Came for the Moon: 50 Years of Apollo 11 from Those That Built It
Room 5AB
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that first put humans on the moon, this panel brings together some of the engineers who actually built the spacecraft that got us there. Moderated by Benjamin Dickow, president of the Columbia Memorial Space Center, and science educator Ray Hedgpeth, several former members of the Apollo program, including retired engineer Jerry Blackburn, talk about the excitement and challenge of getting astronauts to the moon. The discussion will include rare photos and delve into how sci-fi and comics from the '40s and '50s drove the dreams of these professionals during the '60s The panelists will be joined by a current aerospace engineer to give a glimpse into what the next 50 years may hold. The Columbia Memorial Space Center is located outside of downtown Los Angeles on the former NASA site where all of the Apollo spacecraft and all of the Space Shuttles were designed and built.
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