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Panels for Saturday, 26th July 2014 4:00pm - 6:45pm
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Panels listed in ITALICS are the Entrants for the Independent Film festival, screenings to be held in the Marriott Marquis & Marina.


SATURDAY 26th JULY: DAY THREE
4.00pm - 6.45pm



Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Ballroom 20
The Vampire Diaries Special Video Presentation and Q&A
The cast and creative team behindThe Vampire Diaries return to San Diego for a sizzling sixth appearance! Series stars Nina Dobrev (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Paul Wesley (Roll Bounce), Ian Somerhalder (Lost), and Kat Graham (Honey 2) join executive producer/writer Julie Plec (The Originals, Kyle XY) for a video screening and Q&A session. The CW's #1 series returns for season 6 this fall with more of its hallmark twists and turns, a few familiar faces-and to answer the burning question: What the hell happened to Damon and Bonnie?! From Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment, and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW, and The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fifth Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and digital HD on September 9.

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 28DE
Abrams ComicArts Preview
Charles Kochman (Abrams ComicArts editorial director) and Chad Beckerman (Abrams ComicArts creative director) talk about Abrams ComicArt's current titles and reveal details about their fall list, with information about exciting future projects and appearances from special guests, including Mark Evanier (historian and author of The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio), Kazu Kibuishi (writer and artist the Amulet series, and editor of the Explorer series), and David Lasky (author of The Carter Family).

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Anything Goes with John Barrowman
Fan favorite John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Arrow, Sing Your Face Off) discusses his past, present and future projects, from Captain Jack Harkness to Malcolm Merlyn.

 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 29A
Cosplaying 102: Intermediate and Advanced Costuming
Catherine M. Fisher (award-winning costumer), Mike Schiffbauer (master prop maker and costumer), and Bob Mogg (steampunk expert extraordinaire) pick up where Cosplaying 101 left off; they will discuss advanced costuming techniques such as sculpting, mold making, resin casting, armor building, and more. Moderated by Melissa Gene Meyer (assistant for the Comic-Con Masquerade). Panelists will show you how to take your costuming to the next level.

 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 30CDE
Creative Dynamic: The Freelancer's Guide to Building Great Business Relationships
You're an artist, a creator, writer, or penciler but those darn publishers keep asking for changes to your work! Join Comics Experience's Andy Schmidt (Marvel, IDW, Hasbro) along with superstar artist David Finch (Forever Evil, Batman: The Dark Knight), Marvel senior editor Nick Lowe (X-Men, Spider-Man), artist Reilly Brown (Deadpool), IDW Publishing editor-in-chief Chris Ryall (Zombies Vs. Robots), and Vertigo/DC Comics group editor Will Dennis (Scalped, Y: The Last Man) for a no-nonsense approach to building your freelance business while still maintaining your artistic integrity.

 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 6BCF
DC Entertainment: Batman 75th Anniversary
Throughout his 75-year history, the Dark Knight has become one of the most popular and widely recognized superheroes in the world. From comics to TV to movies to video games, the World's Greatest Detective has permeated all entertainment mediums and beyond. Get a look at Batman's rich history and what the future holds for this pop culture icon with industry titans Kevin Conroy, Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Ralph Garman, Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Peter Girardi, and some surprise guests!

 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 25ABC
Hasbro: Marvel
Adam Biehl (vice president, Global Marvel Line at Hasbro), Jesse Falcon (director of hardlines, Marvel), Dwight Stall (senior Marvel product design manager, Hasbro), Bobby Vala (Marvel product designer, Hasbro), and Laura Guilbault (senior manager, Global Marvel Line at Hasbro) discuss Hasbro's popular Marvel action figure lines. Attendees will also get a sneak peek at upcoming action figures. Adam, Jesse, Dwight, Bobby, and Laura will also host a Q&A for your burning Marvel action figure questions!

 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 4
IDW: Pop Culture Mix-Tape
IDW's VP of marketing Dirk Wood, Godzilla scribe Chris Mowry, America's Army writer M. Zachary Sherman, Andy Schmidt from Comics Experience, special guests from Darby Pop, Monkeybrain and more discuss the ever-growing slate of exciting new projects from the powerhouse publisher. Prizes, announcements, Q&A, and hilarity will ensue!

 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9
Spotlight on Jeff Smith
Comic-Con special guest Jeff Smith discusses his foray into the world of online comics with his new title TUKI: Save the Humans, as well as the 10th anniversary of Scholastic's color version of Bone. Moderated by Tom Spurgeon (The Comics Reporter).

 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 23ABC
Ways to Increase Success on Your Self-Published Kickstarter Project
Paul Roman Martinez (Adventures of the 19XX), Travis Hanson (The Bean), and Daniel Davis (Steam Crow) let you in on all the secrets that led them to a combined 10 successful crowd funded projects and over $200,000 raised toward publishing costs. Paul, Travis, and Daniel provide tips you can use on your next project and a Q&A session designed to increase your chances of crowdfunding success

 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 7AB
Oddball Comics with Scott Shaw!
Scott Shaw! (Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!, Sonic The Hedgehog, Simpsons Comics, Annoying Orange) once again presents his uniquely hilarious slideshow of "the craziest comic books ever published!" Once you've seen this mind-roasting presentation, you'll never forget such cover terms as "fish-in-the-face," "Robin-in-the-corner" or "crotch-centric"! See why Stan Lee calls Scott!'s show "the wildest, wackiest exposé of some of the craziest comic books I've ever seen! Or, to put it mildly, Scott's outrageous opuses are a blast!"

 4:10pm - 4:50pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Mordraud
The land of Cambria is devastated by a decade of war. Towns and villages are piles of debris, as is the hope of their inhabitants. Three brothers, divided in their childhood, grew up nurtured by a hatred that corrupts and drives them to hunt each other. The battlefield becomes the stage where Mordraud and the proud Eldain's rebels on one side, and Dunwich with the Imperial Lances and Loralon's Chanters on the other, will consume their tragedy.

 4:10pm - 5:10pm
Hall H
Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick a*s
A discussion among Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), and other fierce, fearless, and flat-out fantastic female actors who open up about the power and privilege of playing women who redefine the rules and refuse to yield.

 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 6A
Rulers of the Realm
Joe Abercrombie (Half a King), Diana Gabaldon (Outlander), Lev Grossman (Magicians Trilogy), George R. R. Martin (Game of Thrones), and Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller Chronicle) have written some of the most memorable books of their time, pushing genre fiction into the mainstream. Join these bestselling authors along with moderator Ali T. Kokmen (Barnes & Noble/NOOK Media) for a discussion on fantasy literature, fandom, and how they mastered their craft.

 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 24ABC
Creepy & Eerie: 21st-Century Horror
A ghoulish panel of horror freaks discuss the impact and influence of the classic Warren horror titles Creepy and Eerie on modern horror creators in film, TV and of course, comics. Some special guests will add to your discomfort as Dark Horse announces special plans for the 50th anniversary of Creepy. Moderated by Gemstone's J. C. Vaughn (Overstreet Price Guide) and consulting editor and writer DanBraun (Creepy), panelists include sculptor Justin Mabry (Trick or Treat Studios), Chris Zephro (Trick or Treat Studios), and New Comic Company's Josh Braun (Eerie). Throw in a couple of surprise Creepy artists and writers and they'll have quite a stew for you. Plus: awesome Creepy swag!

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 26AB
E-Sports: How to Become a Pro Gamer
We're seeing a groundbreaking evolution happening in e-Sports as pro players become recognized as professional athletes who are awarded visas and salaries. However, their journey has not been easy. Esteemed panelists Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion, MMORPG.com, The Gamer in You), Ryan "Fwiz" Wyatt (VP of programming and eSports commentator, Major League Gaming), Sam "Samzorz" Hall (pro gamer, Mortality eSports, Twitch, founder of CODpedia), and John "ZeRo4" Hill (pro gamer, world champion: Quake) as they discuss the obstacles players face when seeking viable careers as e-Sports competitors. This high-powered panel will divulge exactly what it takes to become a pro gamer and how the e-Sports evolution is impacting the video game industry at large.

 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 6DE
Image Comics: I Is for...Ideas
What does it take for a writer to get into comics? What's it like once you get in? Where do you start with writing a script? Scott Snyder (Wytches), Josh Williamson (Nailbiter, Ghosted), Kyle Higgins (C.O.W.L.), Joe Kelly (I Kill Giants), Brian K. Vaughan (Saga), and our special guests know the secrets, and they're here to share them with you.

 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 8
The Ultimate Pitch: The Step-by-Step Process of Turning Your Comic into a Global Property
In today's pop culture landscape, creators are faced with the potential (and challenge) of turning their characters and series into cross-platform properties. From games to toys and television to film, the opportunities for global success have never been greater. The potential pitfalls, however, have never been more challenging. Moderator Sohaib Awan (creator of IDW Publishing's Jinnrise), along with Mairghread Scott (lead writer on Transformers: Prime the Animated Series), and Royden Lepp (creator of Archaia Entertainment's Rust), will explain the step-by-step process each creator must take to protect his or her intellectual properties. What do creators need to do from beginning to end? How long does the process from comic to TV/film take? What are the greatest obstacles to success? After over two years of development, an animated series based on Jinnrise is being produced; the panelists will explain how it was done.

 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Room 5AB
That '70s Panel
It was a time of change in comics with a new generation intermingling with the old and taking command. Hear what it was like from Steve Leialoha (Howard the Duck, Spider-Woman), Len Wein (Swamp Thing, The New X-Men), Walt Simonson (Manhunter, Batman), LouiseSimonson (Creepy, Eerie), Anthony Tollin (Batman, Superman), and more, plus moderator Mark Evanier (Groo the Wanderer, Blackhawk).

 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Room 2
Comic-Con How-To: Portrait Painting Demonstration
Nationally renowned artist and owner of Watts Atelier of the Arts Jeffrey R. Watts demonstrates an alla prima oil portrait painting from the live model. Jeff will also introduce an exciting new opportunity to train in the Watts Method online.

4:50pm - 5:40pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Chaisson: Quest for Oriud

In a dying land where the ancient practice of magic is forbidden, Princess Irana embarks on a journey to save her wounded mentor from certain death. With the help of Arcker, a banished warrior, the fugitives struggle to reach the summit of Mount Oriud, where legend tells of a mystical pool that holds the power of healing. But their journey may be for naught, for in the shadows, an even greater evil awaits them. Participating panelists are Brian Ulrich (director), Kevin Ulrich (director of photography), and Skyler Christensen (puppeteer of Sieck).

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 23ABC
A Look at Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary

TwoMorrows Publishing and BrickJournal magazine present a behind the scenes look at a new LEGO documentary released at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. Moderated by Joe Meno (editor of LEGO fan magazine BrickJournal), this panel will include one of the film's directors, Oscar-nominated Kief Davidson, producer Brendan Kiernan, and stop-motion filmmaker Tommy Williamson (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login).

  5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 28DE
Comics 101: Making Sense of the World of Comics

Just getting into comics but not sure where to start? Loving all the new comic movies and TV shows but don't know which series ties in best? Noted comics industry professionals discuss how they started reading comics, their favorite series, and what's popular and awesome in the world of comics today. Moderated by comiXology's marketing maven Chip Mosher, he'll be joined by comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger, DC Entertainment's SVP Vertigo & Integrated Publishing Hank Kanalz, BOOM! Studios' Lumberjanes editor Dafna Pleban, Fantagraphics Books marketing and outreach manager Jen Vaughn, and writer of Five Ghosts , Black Market, and Solar: Man of the Atom Frank J. Barbiere.

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 25ABC
Disney's Gargoyles 20-Year Anniversary

"Twenty years ago, superstition and the sword ruled. It was a time of darkness. It was a world of fear. It was the age...of Gargoyles!" Help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Disney Animation television series Gargoyles with members of the cast and crew, featuring series creator Greg Weisman, supervising producer Frank Paur, and others.

 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 30CDE
Drawing in a [+SM]Art Way: A Hands-on Workshop

Dr. Wei Xu (artist/mathematician, author of Drawing in the Digital Age) will teach you how to draw what you see efficiently with simple geometry knowledge and scientific principles. It is a new [+SM]Art approach developed by Dr. Xu that adds science and math into art. You will learn various easy and fast techniques to arrange complicated structures without using any measurement tools.
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 4
IDW: Comics Make for Great Games!

Jerry Bennington and Nate Murray from IDW's new division, IDW Games, share top secret info on the best tabletop board games around, including X-Files, Kill Shakespeare, Chew, Machi Koro, and more. Featuring John Layman of Chew fame, and others. Who knows, you may even get to play a game or two!

 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 9
Spotlight on Mimi Pond

Comic-Con special guest Mimi Pond reads from her New York Times bestselling debut graphic novel Over Easy, a chatty, slyly observant coming-of-age story about a young woman going from naive, sexually inexperienced art-school dropout to self-aware, self-confident artist. Pond's wry and limber anecdotes create a compelling portrait of a distinct moment in time-when hippies became punks and free love was on everybody's mind. Pond, who has written for The Simpsons and Pee Wee's Playhouse and created comics for National Lampoon, the LA Times, and Seventeen, will talk about the origins of Over Easy and share anecdotes about her creative process.

 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

The Digital Revolution: The Convergence of Television and the Internet
Industry professionals discuss the obstacles, opportunities, and evolution of how new audiences are consuming their content. The era of whatever/whenever is upon us. Buzzword concepts like cord-cutting and Over The Top a la carte programming, as well as day & date theatrical/VOD movie releases, will be dissected. Subjects will also include audiences' "interactive" engagement with content (the second screen) via Twitter and other social media networks. Panelists include Daniel Alter (co-founder of Vetted Media), James Veraldi (sr. VP, strategy and business development, Fullscreen), Adrian Askarieh (producer of Machinima's digital series, Enormous), Jeff Krelitz (president of production, Heavy Metal), and Ryan Barrer (senior VP, Dolphin Digital Media).

 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 29A
Valiantfans.com: Rai, Armor Hunters and Beyond Valiant First

Valiant fans from around the world participate in an ask-anything panel with CEO and chief creative officer Dinesh Samdasani and publisher Fred Pierce, editor in chief Warren Simons. Moderator Brian Wells and other special guests from Valiant Entertainment will be on hand to discuss details on the Valiant Smash hit Rai and Armor Hunters, the big event surrounding the Valiant Universe. Valiant First and the big summer program will also be a topic and what is beyond for this Diamond GEM Publisher of the Year winner

5:00pm - 6:15pm
Ballroom 20
True Blood Panel and Q&A

Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated True Blood kicked off its 10-episode seventh and final season June 22 on HBO. The series follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Oscar and Golden Globe Award winner Anna Paquin), who can hear people's thoughts, and vampires Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). Brian Buckner serves as executive producer of the series, which also features Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse, Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte, Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton, Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette, Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam; Joe Manganiello as Alcide, Carrie Preston as Arlene Bellefleur, and Chris Bauer as Andy Bellefleur, Anna Camp as Sarah Newlin and Nathan Parsons as James. Oscar and Emmy Award winner Alan Ball created and is also an executive producer on the series, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. Moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly.

 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Room 6BCF
Constantine Pilot Screening and Q&A

John Constantine is a man waging war against the forces of darkness-from both within himself and the outside world. An irreverent, working-class con man and occult expert, he's an experienced exorcist and demonologist with an extensive list of supernatural contacts, each with their own paranormal talents and abilities. Following the aftermath of a tragic incident, Constantine has voluntarily checked himself into an asylum and sworn off investigating matters of the supernatural, but when a cryptic message calls him out to reluctantly resume his old life, he finds himself saving the life of a young woman whom he's never met but is connected to in a very important way. With dark forces gathering power in the world, Constantine allies himself with Manny, a rogue warrior angel, and his giant childhood protector Chas-the only friend who's managed to stay alive. Based on characters published by DC Entertainment, Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine, a morally challenged character who doesn't come down on the side of either good or evil...but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond. Attendees will see a screening of the complete pilot, followed by a Q&A with series stars Matt Ryan (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), Harold Perrineau (Lost) and Charles Halford (True Detective) and executive producers Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, Constantine will air Fridays at 10/9c on NBC this fall, premiering October 24th.

 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hall H
Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and special guests provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 7AB
Spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski

Comic-Con special guest JMS is having a Renaissance (much as the European Renaissance followed the Black Plague, but you didn't hear that from us). His Image-based imprint Joe's Comics has produced such titles as Dream Police, Sidekick, Ten Grand, and The Adventures of Apocalypse Al, alongside writing a Terminator maxiseries for Dark Horse and a Twilight Zone maxiseries for Dynamite. His new TV series Sense8 (written and produced with the Wachowskis) began filming this past June for Netflix via Studio JMS, and he has four new TV series in development, in addition to writing the new Shadowman movie for Valiant. Get the latest news on secret upcoming projects, a sneak peek into the production of Sense8, and other surprises.

 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 26AB
UDON 2014

Meet UDON's artists and editors, including Joe Ng (Street Fighter Origins: Akuma), Long Vo (Street Fighter II HD Remix), and Chris Butcher (director of marketing, UDON) as they discuss this year's big hits and preview their upcoming 2014/2015 books, including the new Manga Classics line. Panel attendees will be the first to hear about some amazing as yet unannounced titles featuring iconic properties from across the pop culture spectrum.

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 8
Uniting the Worldwide Makecomics Community

Host Patrick Yurick (CEO of MakingComics.com), in this celebratory panel designed to connect the comic makers of the world, discusses the status of the worldwide comic-making revolution happening on- and off-line. Guest panelists include Mark Waid (Thrillbent, Daredevil), Rachel Beck (Storyforge Productions), Jim Zub (Skullkickers, Wayward), Andy Schmidt (Comics Experience), Christina Blanch (SuperMOOC2, Damnation of Charlie Wormwood), and Palle Schmidt (Comics For Beginners, Thomas Aslop).

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 24ABC
Velocity: The Pursuit of the Southern Hemisphere Comic Industry

Last year the world audience was introduced to the comics of Australia and South Africa. Neville Howard and Moray Rhoda (the brains behind the Velocity Anthology) showed the quality, talent, and dedication that the two countries boast, and, more important, just how good the stories of the South can be. This year, expect to see more: bigger and better stories, new content, and the documentation of their journeys (and possibly even more offensive jokes). New panelists Rupert Greyling (Velocity artist, UK) and Däniel Hugo (The Souvenir and Velocity, South Africa) will join the team this time round to add their insights into the process...it's gonna be bonza/lekker!


 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Room 6A
Gays in Comics XXVII: It's a Queer, Queer World!

The world spins on and gets ever queerer. And while society has miles to go, every day we see changes -from marriage being a reality in state after state to the Great NFL Draft Kiss-that show that in our society at large, as well as in the world of comics, LGBT people and their relationships are more and more mainstream. What are the responsibilities of creators to their and their audience's queerness as the radical becomes central? Prism Comics and co-moderators Roger Klorese (Prism Comics board member) and Shannon Watters (BOOM Studios) examine this and other questions with panelists Elisha Lim (100 Butches), Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes), Graham Kolbeins (Massive), James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal, The Woods), and others.


 5:30pm - 8:00pm
The Playback Room, Omni Hotel, 4th Floor Ballroom

PLAYBACK: Featuring The Vampire Diaries, True Blood, and Marvel
Please note: these rebroadcasts and playbacks will include only the panel discussions and special on-stage moments with the panelists. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.

 5:40pm - 6:15pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
113 Degrees

Francesca and Joe are astronauts who've become lovers. Bunkered up in their little spaceship, Earth is a distant reality; everything they want is right here. But now their mission is ending, and Joe's wife is waiting for him back home. Thinking she's going to lose him, Francesca takes desperate measures, leading to terrible and unintended consequences. Participating panelists include Sabrina Doyle (writer/director), Matilde Barbagallo (producer), Lizzy Davis (actor), and Brian Groh (actor).

5:45pm - 6:45pm
Room 6DE
Salem

The star-studded cast -- including Shane West (Nikita, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Iddo Goldberg, and Elise Eberle -- along with executive producers Brannon Braga (Star Trek, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey), Adam Simon, and Josh Barry look back at intriguing footage from the groundbreaking first season of the series, from WGN America and Fox 21. Set in the volatile world of 17th-century Massachusetts, Salem explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. Followed by an audience Q&A.


 6:00pm - 7:00pm[
Room 9
60 Years Ago: Comics on Trial

Members of Los Angeles-based Captured Aural Phantasy Theater, as a preview of their upcoming play, dramatically read excerpts from some of the offending stories and transcripts of the April 1954 Senate hearings attacking comics, highlighting a discussion led by Ben Dickow (guest lecturer, Otis College of Art) and Craig Yoe (editor, Haunted Horror comics) about how comics such as EC never were the same again.

 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 23ABC
Comics Journalism: The Hulk Takes a Butt Selfie and You Won't Believe What Happens Next

It's the annual comics journalism panel, and despite what you may have heard, comics journalists are still alive. Are they well? You'll find out with The Beat's Heidi MacDonald, Bleeding Cool's Rich Johnston, and Comics Reporter's Tom Spurgeon, as they are joined by Eisner Award-nominated Matt Meylikhov of Multiversity, Joshua Yehl of IGN, and Jill Pantozzi of The Mary Sue to talk about what's new in comics and what's new in covering them.


6:00pm - 7:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Geek & Sundry: What's Next with Felicia Day

Felicia Day (The Guild, Supernatural) reveals her exciting new shows and upcoming partnerships on the Geek & Sundry network. Guests include Ashley Johnson (The Last of Us, The Avengers) gazing into the future of Spooked, and Jesse Cox (OMFGCata) and Amy Dallen (Talkin' Comics Weekly) sharing details about their upcoming shows.

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 5AB
Previs thru Postvis: How HALON Helped Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse to Outer Space Exploration

Dan Gregoire (HALON Entertainment CEO and founder) and Michael Jackson (postvis supervisor) bring the art of pitchvis, previs and postvis, to Comic-Con with a special presentation on their work for projects such as Paramount Pictures' World War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Fox's Cosmos. Panelists will walk attendees through the process of building exciting shots and scenes from pitchvis to previs and onset to postvis. They will also delve into a discussion of 3D animation tools, motion capture, and the technology behind HALON's revolutionary hand-held cameras that allow directors to visualize complex scenes. HALON Entertainment has worked closely with notable directors Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Ridley Scott (Prometheus), and James Mangold (The Wolverine). The team is also working on a slate of highly anticipated films including: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Hercules and Jupiter Ascending.

 
 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 25ABC
Publishing 360⁰: Building a Bestseller

Authors James Dashner (The Maze Runner) and Christina Lauren (Beautiful Bastard), together with their publishing teams-literary agent Michael Bourret (Dystel & Goderich Literary Agency), executive editor Krista Marino (Random House, Delacorte), literary agent Holly Root (Waxman Leavell Literary Agency), senior editor Adam Wilson (Simon & Schuster, Gallery), and associate director of publicity Kristin Dwyer (Simon & Schuster, Gallery)-discuss their roles and interactions navigating the path from story idea to bestseller. Moderated by author Nathan Bransford (How to Write a Novel).


6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 30CDE
Sequential Visual Storytelling: The Art at the Heart of Comics (& Film, TV, Games, etc.)

Former Marvel Comics executive editor Carl Potts, the person who mentored many top comics creators (Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Mike Mignola, June Brigman, Larry Stroman, Jon Bogdanove) will be joined by top comics creator Whilce Portacio in this seminar based on Potts' new book, The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics: Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling. Learn the principles and techniques for telling clear and compelling visual stories in comics, film, games, and other sequential visual media.


 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 4
Spiritual Themes in Comics

The Christian Comic Arts Society hosts this 17th annual panel. Spiritual themes in comics have been a major thread in the comic book and graphic novel medium. Panelists will be discussing how spiritual themes are interwoven into the matrix of comic books.Wendi Pini (ElfQuest), John Schafer (Superbook), M. Scott Verne (City of the Gods), B. Dave Walters (Warner Brothers Animation), and moderator Eric Jansen (Foursquare Mission Press) discuss the spiritual themes of their respective projects and other related media in the industry.


6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 29A
Starburner Galactic Courier Service: Birth of a Steampunk Graphic Novel

Aaron St. John (artist), Paul Bailey (writer), and story creator Kim Hutsell (Starburner Galactic Courier Service founder) discuss the process of taking the Starburner Steampunk saga from mythos to graphic novel, with teaser pages from the first issue in progress. Moderated by Jeffrey Vaca (Maker).


 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 28DE
What's New at Action Lab Entertainment

Action Lab staffers Kevin Freeman, David Dwonch, and Jason Martin team up with creators Jamal Igle (Molly Danger), Jeremy Dale (Skyward), and R. A. Height (Midnight Tiger) to discuss recent and future releases of the critically-acclaimed publisher in both their all-ages and mature readers Danger Zone lines, followed by a Q&A session.

 6:15pm - 7:00pm
Room 6BCF
Person of Interest Special Video Presentation and Q&A

The smash hit Person of Interest returns to San Diego for the fourth year. Executive producer Greg Plageman and series offer a special video presentation and Q&A. Join the discussion, as the science "fiction" of Person of Interest stays one step ahead of real-world events. The thrilling finale left us with a second machine-Samaritan-now online, making the elusive team targets themselves, hiding in plain sight. The only thing more frightening than the ruthless Decima organization calling the shots is leaving those decisions up to an untested Machine. Facing a dangerous tomorrow, the POI team must find a way to outsmart Samaritan, an all-seeing, all-powerful artificial intelligence that's self-governing, continually evolving, and growing stronger every day. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Person of Interest returns for its fourth season in the fall on Tuesdays at 10/9c on CBS. Person of Interest: The Complete Third Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 2.


 6:15pm - 7:00pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Valiant

Set in an original sci-fi/fantasy future where nuclear war has torn through Europe,Valiant is the story of three air pirates, The Valiant Three, as they set out on an unexpected mission to return a lost princess to her father. Valiant is a short film as well as a fully crafted new world, launching a universe for feature films, TV shows, interactive media, comic books, and more. Panelists include Shyam Sundar Sengupta (producer), Robin G. Phillips (writer/director), Scott Baba (writer), Gil Darnell (Ronnie, Reign), Camden Toy (King Mortimer, Buffy), and Fon Davis (miniatures supervisor, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars Episode III).


6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 7AB
TeeFury-Practicing Nichecraft: Marketing & Brand Development for Independent Artists

Karen Hallion (artist and illustrator), Crystal "Bamboota" Fontan (graphic designer and illustrator), Joey "Joebot" Spiotto (artist & illustrator), and Otis Frampton (Oddly Normal) share insight and personal experiences on discovering your creative niche and provide practical advice on building your brand and increasing your fan base as an independent artist. Q&A moderated by Tom Kurzanski (art director of TeeFury.com).

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 26AB
The Next Chapter for ElfQuest: Bringing Elves to a Screen Near You

Many new adventures are afoot in the world of ElfQuest! With Dark Horse's Final Quest, a new ElfQuest saga by creators Wendy and Richard Pini, flying off shelves and EQ merchandise from WeLoveFine and Badali Jewelry adorning more fans each day, the ElfQuest fan tribe continues to grow. Come hear the scoop from producers Stephanie Thorpe (Night of the Zombie King) and Paula Rhodes (The New Adventures of Peter & Wendy), who hold the film/TV rights to this 35+-year-old beloved comic series. Fans of ElfQuest since they were kids, they've been working to expand the World of Two Moons into more outlets and are excited to introduce you to their new team of fellow fans: Angela Song Mueller (Legend of Korra), Joshua Hamilton (Avatar: The Last Airbender), and Luke Ryan (Harold & Kumar). Moderated by Jenna Busch (Cocktails With Stan).

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 8
The Sacred Band of Thebes

For seven years, veteran comic book writer/editor Sid Jacobson has fought to bring the world his newest graphic novel, The Sacred Band of Thebes, a truly controversial story that demands to be told in today's politically correct world. Jacobson and his fellow writers Bart Baker and Glenn Rabney will talk about their journey, including the sometimes surprising negative reaction to sensitive themes and characters and publishers' fears of dealing with hot button topics. If there's a story for a graphic novel in your soul and the powers that be all keep telling you that it's a great story, this is a panel discussion you won't want to miss.

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 24ABC
Video Games and Our Future: We're All Gamers

Giants of the video game industry join forces for this panel. Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion, MMORPG.com, The Gamer in You), Ryan "Morello" Scott (League of Legends), Kate Edwards (executive director International Game Developers Association), and Jennifer Zhang (Twin Galaxies) give their insight on everything ranging from creating futuristic video games to delving into themes that span the most prevalent elements of pop culture. Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at video game story details, gameplay features, and the influence of video games in both video game culture and pop culture at large. These high-powered panelists will discuss the past of video game culture as it compares to today and how "gamification" is making it possible for everyone to become a gamer.
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