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Saturday, July 20, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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Panels - Saturday, July 18 4:00pm - 6:45pm

4:00pm -  4:50pm
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Extraordinary Humans Revealed with Bruce Campbell
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Host Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) introduces fans to the extraordinary, the death defying, and the unusual people featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! ''Cyborg'' Angel Giuffria (Hunger Games) lives life with one of the most advanced prosthetic arms on the market. John ''Hammerhead'' Ferraro boasts a skull more than two times thicker than average, using it to shock sideshow audiences. ''Half-man'' Short E. Dangerously doesn't let proportions stop him from challenging physics to perform. Ripleys.com editor Sabrina Sieck (producer, Ripley's Believe It or Not!) also joins to dive down the rabbit hole of Ripley history.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Get Drawn In to the Next Generation of Digital Comics
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Graphite is the first and only comics platform to service comics in all its forms: webcomics, webtoons, manga, with top tier publishers including BOOM!, IDW, Dynamite, Top Cow, TOKYOPOP, Aspen, and Legendary-all for free to readers, as well as their groundbreaking UGC platform for creators of all formats with next-generation technology, discovery, and monetization. Nick Seluk (creator of Heart and Brain), Ryan Benjamin (2018 Eisner nominee for Brothers Bond), and Leeanne Krecic, a.k.a. Mongie (creator of Let's Play), publishers Filip Sablik (president, BOOM! Studios) and Robert Napton (SVP of publishing, Legendary), Kickstarter Thought Leader Shing Yin Khor, and Graphite CCO Tom Akel talk about how Graphite is revolutionizing the digital comics landscape for readers, publishers, and creators alike!
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
80th Anniversary of Archie Comics Superheroes
Room 9
In 1939 MLJ Comics, the company later rebranded as Archie Comics, published Blue Ribbon Comics and entered the world of superheroes with Bob Phantom. They would go on to create a pantheon of superheroes, including the first patriotic superhero the Shield and fan favorites like the Comet, Hangman, the Fly, Lancelot Strong, and many more. These heroes have appeared in both Archie Comics and DC Comics. They have been reprinted in England, France, Germany, and Brazil. They have crossed over to radio, film, and the pulps. Presented here is the 80-year history of the greatest superheroes of the Archie Universe from the people who brought you the MLJ Companion : Rik Offenberger (Archie Comics), Paul Castiglia (Archie Comics), Jon B. Cook (TwoMorrows Publishing), and John Morrow (TwoMorrows Publishing), as well as writer and movie producer Michael Uslan (Batman) and Golden Age comic expert J.C. Vaughn (Gemstone Publishing).
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Abrams ComicArts Anniversary: 10 Years of Graphic Novel Publishing
Room 28DE
Over the past decade, Abrams ComicArts has published nearly 100 graphic novels, from New York Times bestsellers to Eisner Award-winning monographs, including My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf, Kirby: King of Comics by Mark Evanier, and Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia Butler adapted by Damian Duffy and illustrated by John Jennings. ComicArts has maintained its dedication to publishing a curated list of stunning, thoughtfully designed books while expanding its reach and vision in an ever-changing publishing marketplace. Panelists include editorial director Charles Kochman, editor Charlotte Greenbaum, publisher Andrew Smith, and author John Jennings, who will discuss what it takes to publish a successful graphic novel while reflecting on the past, present, and future of the imprint, including Megascope, the recently announced line of comics curated by Jennings, which will showcase speculative works by and about people of color, with a focus on science fiction, fantasy, horror, and stories of magical realism.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Comics, Culture, and the Classroom
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
Chanti Burnette (Animo South Los Angeles High School), Kimberlee Kelley (Animo Leadership High School), and Timothy Ojetunde (Green Dot Public Schools) share pedagogical theories and practical examples of embedding comic books and popular culture into high school curricula in order to build collaboration within the classroom through a collectivist culture of literacy. These diverse educators explore using popular narratives to empower students with more nuanced perceptions of themselves and the world around them as they gain critical skills in multimodal text analysis. Moderated by Peter Carlson (Green Dot Public Schools).
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass
Hall H
A discussion among fierce, fearless actresses Shohreh Aghdashloo (The Expanse), Freema Agyeman (New Amsterdam, Doctor Who), Betty Gilpin (The Hunt, GLOW), Ruby Rose (Batwoman), and Cobie Smulders (Stumptown) who open up about the power and privilege of playing women that redefine the rules and refuse to yield.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Everyday Heroes: Believable Heroic Skills
Room 23ABC
Just how powerful can you make a person before they qualify as super? How strong can you make Batman? How smart can you make Moon Girl? Where is the line that makes someone like us, instead of someone who is granted superhuman abilities? These Comic-Con special guests discuss how they toe the line between making characters that are heroes, but not super ones. Panelists include Neal Adams (Batman), Scott Snyder (Batman), and Jim Steranko (S.H.I.E.L.D.), along with Shawna Benson and Julie Benson, with moderator Mark Waid.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Kids Draw Superheroes!
Room 11
Artists Lucas Turnbloom (Dream Jumper series), Lora Innes (Wynonna Earp), Francesco Marciuliano (Sally Forth), Jeff Ranjo (Netflix and Disney Animation), and others join Tom Racine (Tall Tale Radio) as he leads kids through a crash course on superpowers and how to draw their own heroes. Randomly selected kids will get to come up and work with the artists one-on-one doing 5-minute character concepts and costume designs-and get to keep the art that gets created! Handouts will give them ideas and inspirations.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Let Your Fandom Fly
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
In this interactive panel, moderator Sam Maggs (Captain Marvel) wants to hear from YOU. Share with panelists Robbie Thompson (Meet the Skrulls, Supernatural), Steenz (Archival Quality), Sarah Kuhn (I Love You So Mochi, Heroine Complex), and Riley Silverman (Troubled Waters) all your best cosplay, fanart, and fanfic. They want to know how you celebrate and honor your fandom, and advise you on how to take it to the next level.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Let Your Geek Sideshow: Building Community in Fandom
Room 25ABC
From discovering your fantasy houses and Underworld factions to collecting your favorite comics and caped heroes, there are countless ways to empower yourself and others through pop culture. Let your Geek Sideshow with Robin Selvaggi (Sideshow CMO), Anna van Slee (brand director), Autumn Glading (social media coordinator), and moderator Amy Chase (content coordinator) as they discuss how to find and foster an inclusive community to celebrate your fandoms and truly get in touch with your inner geek.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Reimagining 2000 AD
Room 4
2000 AD has been one of the most prolific and iconic publications on shelves since 1977. But the future of the comic is just as exciting, and in this panel, a crack group of creators and critics discuss how 2000 AD 's owners, Rebellion, are embracing new creators and outlooks to push 2000 AD even further into the future! Moderated by journalist Rosie Knight.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: A Master Class with Guillermo del Toro, The Making of a Monster
Horton Grand Theatre
Fantasy master and Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro (producer) and acclaimed director André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe) give movie fans an exclusive window into their visionary process bringing the book series' iconic and terrifying illustrations to life for the upcoming thriller Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark . This intimate master class will also debut an original monster created specifically for the film and include a Q&A with the audience. It's 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind . . . but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley, where for generations the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time-stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah's terrifying home. In theaters August 9. A CBS Films/eOne Entertainment presentation, a Lionsgate release.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Spotlight on Eddie Campbell
Room 29AB
On the 20th anniversary of the completion of From Hell, Eddie Campbell talks about revising the 576-page graphic novel for color, clarity, and continuity and fixing some of the problems in the artwork that have bugged him for 20 years. Eddie will present a before-and-after slideshow.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Star Trek Podcasters' Audience Sound-Off Show: Is Utopian Trek Passé?
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
Their Star Trek listeners answered the question "Is Utopian Trek passé?" and now their live audience can, too: Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek (Portal47, The Con of Wrath) hosts fellow SoCal podcasters John Champion (Mission Log: A Roddenberry Podcast, The Trek Files), Ken Ray (Mission Log: A Roddenberry Podcast, Mac OS Ken), Alison "Kenna" Pitt (Daily Star Trek News), Christine Rideout (TrekMovie website, Shuttle Pod), and Aaron Harvey (Saturday Morning Trek, TAS Official Guide) look at all beloved prior Trek as well as Discovery, Picard, Trek animation, and fandom today.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Talks Machina with Cast of Critical Role
Room 6BCF
Talks Machina host Brian W. Foster hosts a conversation with Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Taliesin Jaffe, Liam O'Brien, Travis Willingham, Laura Bailey, and Sam Riegel.
 
4:00pm -  5:30pm
Learning to Draw in 2019
Room 2
If you want to learn how to draw, you are living in the best time ever to master the craft. Stan Prokopenko and Marshall Vandruff will talk about all the resources you can use to better your skills, including art schools, ateliers, mentorships, books, artificial intelligence, and more. Stan attended the Watts Atelier for many years and later became an instructor there; he has taught drawing and painting classes on numerous topics such as portrait, figure, quick sketch, and plein air. Marshall has worked as an artist and educator in Southern California for 35 years. His clients include MAD magazine, Hanna Barbera, Dark Horse Comics, Blizzard Entertainment, Rockstar Games, Disney Studios, Insomniac Games, Warner Brothers Entertainment, ImagineFX Magazine, AutoDesk, The Gnomon Workshop, and over 40 advertising agencies.
 
4:00pm -  5:30pm
Scott Shaw!'s Oddball Comics! Live
Room 7AB
Cartoonist Scott Shaw! (Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!, Sonic the Hedgehog, Simpsons Comics) once again presents his uniquely hilarious slideshow of "the craziest comic books ever published!" Once you've seen this mind-roasting presentation-which has played to standing-room-only crowds in San Diego for the better part of four decades-you'll never forget such covers as those of the "crotch-centric" issues of Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane, those with someone getting slapped with a "fish-in-the-face, and those Silver Age issues of Batman and Detective Comics with ""Robin-in-the-corner!"" Scott promises
 
4:15pm -  5:00pm
Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Ballroom 20
Season 4 showed that truth, justice, and the American way are stronger than fear and hate, as Supergirl stopped Lex Luthor's anti-alien campaign with the power of the press, no cape required. As the world returns to normal, some things will never be the same now that Lena knows Kara's secret and the Monitor has arrived on Earth 38. Watch, like Leviathan, as new dynamics and relationships unfold for Supergirl and her friends and colleagues as their adventures continue in season 5. Hear from the members of the cast and creative team for a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A where they'll discuss what's to come. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl 's fifth season will premiere this fall on Sundays in its new 9/8c time slot on The CW. Supergirl: The Complete Fourth Season is available now on Digital, and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 17.
 
4:15pm -  5:15pm
Spotlight on Frank Miller
Room 6DE
Legendary creator Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns) is joined by Borys Kit (writer, The Hollywood Reporter) to discuss his body of work over the last four decades as well as his highly anticipated slate of upcoming projects across comics, novels, television and film.
 
4:15pm -  5:15pm
The Man in the High Castle
Room 6A
The fourth and final season of the Emmy Award-winning series The Man in the High Castle will premiere this fall. The final season will be rocked by war and revolution. The Resistance becomes a full-blown rebellion, driven by Juliana Crain's (Alexa Davalos) visions of a better world. A new Black insurgent movement emerges to fight the forces of Nazism and imperialism. As empires teeter, Chief Inspector Takeshi Kido (Joel De La Fuente) will find himself torn between his duty to his country and the bonds of family. Meanwhile, Reichsmarschall John Smith (Rufus Sewell) will be drawn toward the portal the Nazis have built to another universe, and the tantalizing possibility of stepping through a gateway to the path not taken. The series was developed by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), with Ridley Scott (The Martian), David W. Zucker (The Good Wife), Richard Heus (Ugly Betty), Isa Dick Hackett (Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams), Daniel Percival (Banished). and David Scarpa (All the Money in the World) serving as executive producers for season 4. Percival (Banished) and Scarpa (All the Money in the World) are co-showrunners for season 4. Panelists include: Isa Hackett, Daniel Percival, David Scarpa, Rufus Sewell, Joel de la Fuente, Jason O'Mara, Chelah Horsdal, Frances Turner, and moderator Dominic Patten (Deadline).
 
4:30pm -  5:30pm
A Fireside Chat with Cuphead's Creators: Chad and Jared Moldenhauer
Room 5AB
Brothers Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, creators of Cuphead, discuss the inspiration and cultural phenomenon around the unique quadruple platinum video game and what's next for the hit franchise. Chad and Jared will participate in a chat moderated by C. J. Kettler (president of King Features and executive producer of Netflix's Carmen Sandiego and The Tick).
 
4:30pm -  5:30pm
Accelerating Evolution: How Technology Is Making Humans Super
Room 24ABC
Shane Campbell-Staton, ph.D. (assistant professor of Biology at UCLA) moderates a conversation between scientists and one ''superhuman'' athlete that will delve into how the technology of the modern world is changing how humans evolve. Panelists Mandy-Rae Krack (world champion free-diver and record-holder), Poppy Crum, ph.D. (chief scientist at Dolby Laboratories), Brian Brown, ph.D. (associate professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), Nathan H. Lents, ph.D. (professor of Biology, John Jay College), and Peter Ward, ph.D. (professor, University of Washington Department of Biology) will discuss how modern science is making people more (and also less) ''super.''
 
4:30pm -  5:30pm
Fantagraphics: Forty-Three and Counting
Room 26AB
Over its 40+ years in the comics industry, Fantagraphics has grown from scrappy beginnings to the internationally recognized publisher of some of the world's greatest cartoonists, past and present. Founder Gary Groth, associate publisher Eric Reynolds, publicist Jacq Cohen, and cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets) discuss what it took to make Fantagraphics what it is today, share some choice anecdotes from the company's history, and drop tantalizing hints of what to expect in years to come. Moderated by senior editor for NPR's Arts Desk Nina Gregory.
 
4:30pm -  5:30pm
ValiantFans.com: Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, and More
Room 8
Valiant fans from around the world celebrate Valiant's 14th annual SDCC fan panel. Moderated by Vulture's Abraham Riesman, panelists include Magdalene Visaggio (Doctor Mirage), Tim Seeley (Bloodshot), Cullen Bunn (Punk Mambo), Fred Pierce (Valiant publisher), Robert Meyers (editorial director), Mel Caylo (director of marketing), Emily Hecht (sales and social media manager), and Dani Ward (sales manager). Check out exclusive sneak peeks of current and upcoming series like Killers, Doctor Mirage, and Bloodshot, who will hit the big screen in 2020!
 
5:00pm -  5:45pm
Black Lightning Special Presentation and Q&A
Ballroom 20
Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) and his family return to the small screen this fall! At the conclusion of season 2, Lightning (China Anne McClain), along with her father Black Lightning, had seemingly taken down Tobias Whale (Marvin ''Krondon'' Jones III), as he's exiled to a black site for lockdown. Lynn's (Christine Adams) desire to save the pods almost costs her her life, while Khalil's (Jordan Calloway) and Jennifer's (McClain) relationship seemingly comes to an end once Tobias pulled his coattail-or shall, we say, spine? And we can't forget Anissa, a.k.a. Thunder (Nafessa Williams), who continued to fight her way through Freeland's corruption. Hear from some of the series stars for a lightning round of a season 2 review and a tease of what's to come for season 3! In addition, this supercharged series stars Damon Gupton and James Remar. Based on the characters from DC, Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil, and Sarah Schechter. Black Lightning returns this fall to The CW on Mondays (9/8c), with the last two seasons available for streaming on Netflix. Black Lightning: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 1.
 
5:00pm -  5:50pm
SYFY and IDW Entertainment: Wynonna Earp
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Saddle up, Earpers! SYFY's hit series and the 2018 People's Choice Award Winner for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show is back. Just because a mind-blowing season finale put an end to Bulshar and the Earp curse doesn't mean Wynonna's done kicking demon-ass or putting up one hell of a fight to rescue Waverly from the Garden of Eden. The cast and creators of the award-winning series, based on the IDW Publishing comic book created by Beau Smith, will tease the upcoming 4th season and look back at the show's most hell-raising moments.
 
5:00pm -  6:00pm
Angry Video Game Nerd
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
Angry Video Game Nerd has been making fun of retro video games since the early days of YouTube, plus his own independent feature film. James Rolfe (director, creator) will share his experiences in moviemaking and web series production. There will be a Q&A session moderated by Pat Contri (podcaster, YouTuber).
 
5:00pm -  6:00pm
Browncoats Meet Up
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Meet up with the California Browncoats and see what's new in the 'Verse! And if you come dressed in your tightest tight pants, you can participate in the Firefly -themed cosplay contest, judged by Susie Searight (con chair of Browncoat WayStation, a charity event that benefits The Wounded Warrior Project), Chelsea Monroe-Cassel (Firefly: The Big Damn Cookbook), and Firefly costume designer Shawna Trpcic. Prizes include VIP badges for next year's Browncoat WayStation.
 
5:00pm -  6:00pm
DIY Comics: Publish, Don't Perish
Room 4
Kickstarter, Patreon, webcomics, Instagram, the "Image model": whether it's the first comic you've ever published or just the most recent, there are many ways to reach your audience. Rylend Grant (Action Lab's Banjax and Aberrant) presents this freewheeling panel showcasing the paths taken by a handful of highly successful creators.
 
5:00pm -  6:00pm
Everyone's a Critic: Being a Journalist in an Online Age
Room 9
The past decade has seen an explosion in the scope of journalism-from the rise of citizen-journalism to blogging to vloggers, podcasters, and online-only news sources. This panel of writers and hosts from CBR, Geek Magazine, Digital Bits, Bleeding Cool, Film Threat, and others will talk about the roles new-media play between their readers and the industries and communities they serve. Topics will include varying levels of informality versus classic ideas of professionalism, show specific outlets versus general news sites, and more.
 
5:00pm -  6:00pm
Observational Drawing Simplified by Polygonal Approaches
Room 11
Wei Xu, ph.D. (artist/mathematician/computer scientist/author) will talk about how to simplify observational drawing scientifically with geometry principals. His [+SM]Art approach enables average people to learn drawing with ease and high efficiency. People at all drawing levels will benefit from this talk.
 
5:00pm -  6:00pm
Rolling the Dice: Where Comics and Role Playing Collide
Room 28DE
Role-playing games of all genres and types are making a strong comeback, but did you know some of your favorite comic creators not only play these games but also create and run them? This panel of secret and not-so-secret role-playing comics creators includes Kieron Gillen (DIE, The Wicked + The Divine), Jim Zub (Stone Star, Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons), Spike Trotman (Delver, Iron Circus Comics), and M. K. Reed (Delver), who will discuss the mind-bending intersection between creating comics, diving into the make-believe world of RPGs, and how one creative world influences the other. DMed by comiXologists Ivan Salazar and Jose Sagastume.
 
5:00pm -  6:00pm
Science of Game of Thrones
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Now that the Game of Thrones finale has left fans reeling, this fellowship of experts explore the real-world origins behind tales of dragons, magic, wildfire, and more. When science shines its light on the fantastic elements, some of it holds up amazingly well. Featuring Dr. Travis Langley (Game of Thrones Psychology: The Mind Is Dark and Full of Terrors; The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them), Roger Freedman (University of California, Santa Barbara), Tamara Robertson (MythBusters Jr., SciJinks), Allen Pan (Sufficiently Advanced, MythBusters), Steve Huff (weapons expert), New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger series, Rot & Ruin, V-Wars), and Jennifer Yen (Baylor College of Medicine). Moderated by Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia, Black Panther Psychology: Hidden Kingdoms). You will believe a dragon can fly!
 
5:00pm -  6:00pm
Spotlight on Bree Paulsen
Room 29AB
Do you enjoy slice-of-life stories about vampires and other creatures of the night? Bree Paulsen, author and artist of Patrik the Vampire, will host a fun conversation about webcomics, big stories with small stakes, and the joys of writing about monsters in mundane situations. Moderated by Claire Hummel (In the Valley of Gods).
 
5:00pm -  6:00pm
The Music of Monsters: Kaiju Concerto with Composer Bear McCreary
Room 25ABC
From Godzilla's blaring brass to Chucky's spine-tingling toy pianos, screen monsters of all sizes are made even more terrifying with a memorable musical score. Hear from composer Bear McCreary (whose genre credits include Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Child's Play [2019], The Walking Dead, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Colossal, and God of War) in a unique scene study as he breaks apart the elements that make an effective monster score. McCreary will discuss the importance of themes and how he chooses unusual instrumentation, from Buddhist monk choirs to children's toys, in creating a monster's musical voice.
 
5:00pm -  6:00pm
Welcome to Adventure Academy
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
Kevin Beardslee (executive producer, Age of Learning), Kevin O'Donnell (senior producer, Age of Learning), Rob Corley (senior art director, Age of Learning), Joel Kupperstein (SVP of curriculum, Age of Learning), Diana Hughes (director adaptive games, Age of Learning), and moderator Anastasia Betts, (VP of curriculum planning and design, Age of Learning) share insights about the development and launch of Age of Learning's exciting new educational MMO, Adventure Academy-a fully immersive virtual world where students in grades 3 to 8 can experience endless learning possibilities through quests, animated and live-action series, interactive games, digital books, graphic novels, and more.
 
5:00pm -  6:00pm
Writing: Craft, Community, and Crossover
Room 23ABC
James Killen, head buyer of sci-fi and fantasy for Barnes & Noble, talks to Corey Doctorow (Radicalized), Seanan McGuire (Middlegame), Charlie Jane Anders (The City in the Middle of the Night), Annalee Newitz (The Future of Another Timeline), and Sarah Gailey (Magic for Liars) about the process of creation from the perspective of first-time authors to veterans of multiple genres. The discussion will touch on the difficulty creators have in cultivating and maintaining community and fandom and the difficulties of bringing fans with them as they cross over, balancing one's identity as a writer, and the importance of social media.
 
5:15pm -  6:15pm
Hideo Kojima: Master Storyteller
Room 6BCF
Visionary creator Hideo Kojima discusses his process as a game director and storyteller, most notably for his upcoming project Death Stranding. Moderated by The Game Awards creator Geoff Keighley, with special guest Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Too Old to Die Young).
 
5:15pm -  6:45pm
Marvel Studios
Hall H
Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and surprise panelists provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.
 
5:30pm -  6:30pm
AMC's NOS4A2
Room 6A
Based on Joe Hill's 2013 bestselling novel of the same name, NOS4A2 features Vic McQueen, a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things. This ability puts her on a collision course with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx, a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland-a twisted place of Manx's imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Get a look at the making of AMC's different kind of vampire story with showrunner and executive producer Jami O'Brien, author and executive producer Joe Hill, and cast members Ashleigh Cummings and Zachary Quinto. Moderated by Clark Collis (Entertainment Weekly), panelists will discuss the transformation of Quinto into a 136-year-old vampire and provide a sneak peek into the final episodes of the season.
 
5:30pm -  6:30pm
DC Cover Art
Room 6DE
It's been said that you can't judge a book by its cover. But DC's unparalleled storytelling is matched with some of the most dynamic cover artists in comics, so it sure doesn't hurt! Hear from superstars Amanda Conner, Derrick Chew, Terry Dodson, Stanley ''Artgerm'' Lau, Josh Middleton, and Lucio Parrillo as they talk about their favorite characters to draw, what makes a good cover, and how that can make fans eager to check out the stories inside.
 
5:30pm -  6:30pm
Diversity in Writing: Women Writers and Producers Take Charge in TV, Animation, Comics, Games, Online
Room 26AB
Award-winning diverse women writers and producers will discuss creating stories with strong diverse female characters across TV, animation, comics, and games; they'll also address the importance of diverse representation, getting started in writing, and their career paths from writing to executive producing top shows. Panelists include Nicole Dubuc (Star Wars Forces of Destiny, Rebels; producer of Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy; winner of WGA Animation Writing Award), Denise Downer (Marvel's Avengers Black Panther's Quest, Power Rangers: Beast Morphers), Keto Shimizu (DC's Legends of Tomorrow, executive producer and writer; Arrow), Silvia Olivias (Disney's Elena of Avalor, producer and writer; Moesha), Anne Toole (Horizon Zero Dawn, WGA Video Game Award winner; The Lizzie Bennet Diaries), Joelle Sellner (DC Super Hero Girls, Sonic Boom), and Gloria Shen (Disney Channel's Amphibia).
 
5:30pm -  6:30pm
From Lt. Jim Dangle to Ronan Boyle: A Discussion with Thomas Lennon
Horton Grand Theatre
Actor and writer Thomas Lennon presents a rollicking career retrospective and discussion of his new novel, the instant New York Times bestseller Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles . Best known for playing Lieutenant Jim Dangle on Reno 911! and as the co-author of the Night at the Museum film series, Lennon was a member of the influential sketch comedy group The State and has appeared in 38 feature films, including 17 Again and I Love You, Man, and numerous television shows. Lennon delved into his Irish ancestry to write Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles, a high-adventure fantasy tale set in a magical world of law-breaking leprechauns that the New York Post called, ''the next Harry Potter.''
 
5:30pm -  6:30pm
Game as a Pro 3.0
Room 5AB
What does it take to become an esport pro? A game designer? A programmer? This panel will give you the heads-up in making your dreams a bit more achievable. Expected to include representatives from Dell/Alienware, Team Liquid, Axiomatic, Dreamleague, and Hyper-X. Moderated by Anastasia Staten (executive director, The ESA Foundation).
 
5:30pm -  6:30pm
Ignite with Humanoids' H1 Stars
Room 8
Controversial, political, and timely, Humanoids' new shared universe H1 has the comic book industry talking. Moderator Hector Navarro (Nerdist, Geek and Sundry) is joined by Humanoids chief creative officer John Cassaday, director of creative development Mark Waid (Ignited), and some of the most exciting creators in comics, including Ignited co-writer Kwanza Osajyefo and artist Phil Briones, The Big Country writer Quinton Peeples and artist Dennis Calero, Meyer writer Jonathan Lang, and Strangelands co-writer Magdalene Visaggio and Omni artist Alitha Martinez. They will tell you all about breaking the status quo and creating new stories with H1. An exclusive John Cassaday Ignited print will be given out at the panel.
 
5:30pm -  6:30pm
IP in Board Games
Room 24ABC
Chris Castagnetto (DJ Helsing) and B&B Games Studio are proud to be hosting the IP in Board Games panel. Learn about intellectual property in board gaming and how IP can influence game design and testing. Bring your questions and participate in an open forum fireside chat.
 
5:30pm -  6:30pm
Secrets to Successful Self-Publishing: From Concept to Audiobook
Room 2
Michael C. Grumley, bestselling author of the Breakthrough series, teams up with renowned audiobook narrator Scott Brick to share secrets of successfully self-publishing your novel and getting it to the marketplace. From choosing a lucrative topic to avoiding common missteps, Grumley and Brick offer invaluable insight in this attendee-interactive panel. Moderated by Gina Smith, production manager at Scott Brick Productions.
 
5:30pm -  6:30pm
The Awards of Comic-Con
Room 7AB
Over the years, Comic-Con has developed and given out its own awards as well as serving as the home for other awards presentations. Get the background on the Inkpot Awards (Meg Mardian), the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award (Ruth Clampett), the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award (Gene Henderson), the Bill Finger Excellence in Comic Book Writing Award (Mark Evanier), the Icon Award (David Glanzer), the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award (Joe Ferrara), and the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards (Carl Gropper and Jackie Estrada, who is also moderating).
 
5:45pm -  6:30pm
The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Ballroom 20
Team Flash spent the last year dealing with not one but two Cicadas, the return of Eobard Thawne (a.k.a. Reverse Flash), and the surprise arrival from the future of Barry and Iris's daughter Nora West-Allen, (a.k.a. XS). The stakes were higher than ever during the season 5 finale, which culminated in Barry and Iris losing their daughter after only just getting to know her. How will they deal with saying goodbye to their speedster daughter, and what does Thawne's escape mean for Team Flash? For answers to this and all your other season 6 questions, come and see the cast and creators at their annual Comic-Con panel. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Flash will return to The CW this fall on Tuesdays at 8/7c. The Flash: The Complete Third Season is available now on Digital, and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 27.
 
6:00pm -  6:50pm
SYFY's The Magicians
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Calling all Fillorians! Magic is back at Comic-Con with your favorite spellbinding millennials. Cast members Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor, Brittany Curran, and Trevor Einhorn, alongside executive producers Sera Gamble, John McNamara, and Henry Alonso Myers give you the exclusive scoop on the upcoming fifth season.
 
6:00pm -  7:00pm
Black and Queer in Popular Media
Room 29AB
Black representation has gained integral attention within the geek culture. However, Black Queer characters and stories continue to be limited or absent from the discussion. Prism Comics and moderator Viktor Kerney (StrangeLore, co-host of the MEGASHEEN podcast) alongside to-be-announced panelists will discuss a myriad of topics, from portrayals of Black Queer people across media platforms to Black Queer contributions to the sci-fi, fantasy, and comics media.
 
6:00pm -  7:00pm
Comics Science Fiction: Utopia, Dystopia, and Everything in Between
Room 4
Science fiction allows us to imagine a world radically reshaped by social, scientific, and technological changes. These creators share a tendency to push those scenarios to their limits, envisioning future or alternate realities that tend to extremes, whether they be good, bad, or downright absurd. Charles Glaubitz (Starseeds), Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul, BTTM FDRS), and Aminder Dhaliwal (Woman World) participate in a discussion of the ways that science fiction comics can transport us to utopia, dystopia, or that big gray area in between. Moderated by Evan Narcisse (Rise of the Black Panther).
 
6:00pm -  7:00pm
Elfquest: The Quest Continues
Room 23ABC
Last year (2018) saw the conclusion of Elfquest: Final Quest and the wrap-up of a decades-long storyline and hero's journey. Ever since, readers have been wondering if that marked the end of Elfquest itself. The answer, of course, is no! Something new is coming from Team Elfquest and Dark Horse Comics, and it will be announced at Comic-Con. The creators, writers, and artists will reveal plans for the Wolfriders for 2019 and beyond, and field any and all questions you may have.
 
6:00pm -  7:00pm
Figure Drawing for Popular Media
Room 11
Emilio Soltero, ph.D. (Draw the Line; Figure It Out; John Buscema: A Life in Sketches) and Arvell Jones (Marvel, DC) present a primer on drawing the figure for popular media, including drawing for comics and character design. The focus will be on anatomy and figure drawing. Crystal Aquino will model, along with Elisabeth Echevarria. emilio and Arvell will lecture and demonstrate on figure drawing. Mason Weirich will also join the panel. There will be time to draw as well. Come ready to take notes and to draw. Cosplayers are also welcome to model and draw.
 
6:00pm -  7:00pm
Manga for Everyone
Room 28DE
Manga is for everyone, and TOKYOPOP's goal is to bring the magic of manga to all comic book fans, whether they're manga veterans or new to the world of Japanese-style comics. Panelists will let curious fans know what's coming up this year and beyond from TOKYOPOP and how they're expanding their Disney manga licenses for kids, bringing diversity into the world of manga from their International Women of Manga line, and resurrecting classic titles for collector editions and bringing new manga over from Japan.
 
6:00pm -  7:00pm
Pirates: Fact and Fiction in Four Colors
Room 9
Pirates epitomize freedom, solidarity, and rebellion, while enthralling those who long for freedom on the sea. Pirates are also a cornerstone of literature, video games, movies, and especially comics-from EC's Piracy to The Phantom to Image's new Shanghai Red series. But how much of our pirate notions are true? Discover the truth of piracy and the exciting new developments in opening the cannon of piracy (especially for female pirates) with a panel led by historical researcher Naomi Hanson (Ithaca College).
 
6:00pm -  7:00pm
Psychology and Learning in TTRPGs
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
Tom, Joe, and Dr. B discuss the ways in which a growing number of people in multiple fields see the value in the applications and usages of games for real-world benefit. Panelists are Tom Conmy (doctoral candidate, Learning and Instruction, University of San Francisco), Joe Lasley (doctoral candidate, Leadership Studies, University of San Diego), and Raffael Boccamazzo, Psy.D. ("Dr. B, clinical director
 
6:00pm -  7:00pm
Raising Skywalker: Parents, Padawans, and Psychopaths
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
In the Star Wars cinematic universe, traditional parent-child relationship dynamics become twisted and turned. Are the destinies of the heroes and villains determined by nature or nurture? Will it matter if Rey's rise is prompted by lineage or legacy? Are Luke and Leia the substitute parents that Rey never had? Why does Ben Solo turn to the Dark Side of the Force, becoming Kylo Ren, while Luke Skywalker chooses to walk a different path? Does Kylo Ren have any chance at redemption like his grandfather before him? Does Emperor Palpatine ''groom'' his targets while the Jedi council encourage cult-like obedience? What does the ''style'' of killing and torturing others say about Darth Vader and Kylo Ren? Would they, or even Han Solo, have any psychiatric diagnoses if they existed in our world? The forensic psychiatrists of Broadcast Thought, Praveen Kambam, M.D., Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., and H. Eric Bender, M.D., tackle these questions as they explore parent-child relationships, psychopathy, adolescent development, and more in a galaxy far, far away.
 
6:00pm -  7:00pm
Time Travel in the Quantum Realm
Room 25ABC
Movies make time travel look easy. All it takes is a flux capacitor or some Stark Industries ingenuity and you should be able to safely zip back a few decades, right? The Fleet Science Center brings together a panel of writers and scientists to talk about how time travel and the quantum realm could be more accurately portrayed in fiction, and how close we really are to making it a reality. The big question is: What would you do with your time machine?
 
6:30pm -  7:30pm
Comics and Comic Con Historians: The Next Generation
Room 2
Publishers, artists, writers, convention producers, distributors, historians, fans, and exhibitors are a big part of comics. A new wave of comic historians is growing and getting younger! With their energy and ideas, they're changing the comics industry for the better! Steve Geppi, CEO Diamond Comics, 2018, donated Geppi Entertainment Museum to the Library of Congress and is publisher of the Comic Book Price Guide . Greg Koudoulian, early SDCC film program contributor produced the first comic convention in LA and is the recipient of the Shel Dorf Comics Archives. Elliot S! Maggin, DC Comics Superman writer of 1970s-80s, is also author of the Last Son of Krypton and Miracle Monday . Alonso Nunez, CEO and founder of Little Fish Comic Book Studio, is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts. Mike Royer, one of Comic-Con's very first guests, was Jack Kirby's longest sidekick and prolific inker. Terry Stroud, dealer at all San Diego Comic-Cons, is a comics historian and former convention producer. Bill Morrison was MAD magazine's executive editor 2017-2019 and National Cartoonist Society President 2016-2019. Josh Geppi is the founder of Sapphire Studio, special advisor for Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, and president of Diamond International Galleries. Matt Dunford is president of Little Fish Comic Book Studio and chairman of San Diego Comic Fest.
 
6:30pm -  7:30pm
Dynamite Entertainment: One-on-One with Darick Robertson (In Celebration of Amazon's The Boys)
Room 26AB
Executive editor Joseph Rybandt introduces artist Darick Robertson (The Boys) plus surprise panelists to reveal behind-the-scenes stories about everyone's favorite renegades. Q&A session moderated by CEO/publisher Nick Barrucci.
 
6:30pm -  7:30pm
Magic: The Gathering Panel, Blogatog Live
Room 24ABC
Magic head designer Mark Rosewater presents this one-man program in which he re-creates his daily blog, answering the audience's questions about the making of the popular trading card game.
 
6:30pm -  7:30pm
Stan Lee's Alliances: A Trick of Light by Audible
Room 7AB
On the heels of the momentous launch of Stan Lee's first long-form audio original, Stan Lee's Alliances: A Trick of Light, audible brings together co-creators Luke Lieberman and Ryan Silbert, Stan Lee's co-writer Kat Rosenfield, and star Yara Shahidi to delve into Stan's vision of the complex relationship between humankind, science, and technology. Panelists discuss the immersive audio experience that brings audiences on an adventure through a new universe via this first-of-its-kind project from the late legendary creator.
 
6:30pm -  7:30pm
What We Do in the Shadows (FX) Screening and Q&A
Room 6BCF
Based on the feature film of the same name from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, What We Do in the Shadows is a documentary-style look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of four vampires who've "lived" together for hundreds of years. Come for a special screening followed by a spirited discussion with series stars Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén, Mark Proksch, and the creative team behind TV's #1 vampire comedy! BAT!
 
6:30pm -  7:30pm
What's New from Del Rey Books?
Room 5AB
Adventure, science fiction, fantasy, and fairytales; the publisher of some of genre's best and brightest stars is here to talk about what's next on the horizon from Del Rey Books. Hear from authors Pierce Brown (Red Rising series), Adam Christopher (Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town), Paul Krueger (Steel Crow Saga), Delilah S. Dawson (Kill the Farm Boy, Star Wars: Phasma), Chuck Wendig (Wanderers, Miriam Black series), and Timothy Zahn (Star Wars: Thrawn: Treason) as they discuss their new and upcoming books with moderator Tricia Narwani (Del Rey editorial director).
 
6:30pm -  7:30pm
What's the Scoop at Simon & Schuster
Room 8
Liesa Abrams (marketing), Chrissy Noh (marketing), Lisa Moraleda (publicity), Devin MacDonald (marketing), Jill Hacking (marketing), and Lili Feinberg (publicity) offer a sneak peek at the hottest books and properties coming from Simon & Schuster in 2019, including books by fan-favorite authors. Attendees will take home exclusive swag.
 
6:30pm -  8:00pm
The Sneaky Tiki Super Geeky Ukulele Sing and Play Along
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
It's a fun, hands-on, time-warping, intergalactic, magical, middle earth, and sci-fi ''superhero-like'' ukulele sing- and play-along. Characters are welcome. Interpretive dance and air ukulele are encouraged. There will be a number of ukuleles on hand for use (while they last), and the songs will be projected up on a screen for everyone to follow along. This panel is hosted by KEV, the world's most okayist ukulele player.
 
6:45pm -  7:45pm
Batman 1989 Movie 30th Anniversary
Room 6A
Michael Uslan, originator and executive producer of the Batman movie franchise, celebrates the 30th anniversary of this revolutionary film that changed Hollywood and the world culture, presenting an extended version of his TED Talk on the ten-year human endurance contest to get this first dark and serious superhero movie made. Q&A to follow along with the first trailer that changed the perception of fandom and the world. Introduction by producer David Uslan.
 
6:45pm -  7:45pm
TheOneRing.net at 20
Room 6DE
TheOneRing.net (TORn) staffers Clifford "Quickbeam" Broadway (host of TORn Tuesday), Josh "Elessar" Long (host of Collecting the Precious), Jon "Tookish" Ben-Asher (former associate editor for TORn), Hannah "Took" Greenwood (co-host of TORn Tuesday, associate staff at WETA Workshop), and Josh "Sarumann" Rubinstein (former host of TORn Bookclub) celebrate 20 years of talking Tolkien and all things Middle-earth. They will be discussing all the current known news and maybe a rumor or two, reminiscing about some of their biggest stories and events in the past, and laying out a schedule of some of their 20th anniversary events. The Tolkien movie has already hit theaters, but the Amazon series is full-steam ahead in preproduction and this panel's got some tantalizing news on that front. Bring your favorite stories about a TORn event or story they posted to discuss-they really want to focus on the community that TheOneRing.net has created these past 20 years. Costumes are welcome and encouraged. Cathy "Garfeimao" Udovch (special events coordinator) moderates.
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