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Thursday, July 9th, 10:00 am - 12:45 pm
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THURSDAY, JULY 9th: DAY 1
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Thursday July 9, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6A
Amazon: Hand of God

Amazon will introduce the Comic-Con audience to Hand of God; a one-hour drama series that stars Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman in his first lead television role since Sons of Anarchy, as the honorable justice Pernell Harris. The series centers on Harris, a powerful and corrupt judge who comes apart at the seams in the aftermath of a family tragedy. Stricken by grief, and in the midst of a mental and emotional breakdown, he experiences what he believes to be a religious epiphany. Compelled by forces he can't understand, he sets out to get vengeance for the heinous crime that ultimately caused his only child to attempt suicide. Joining Perlman will be series creator Ben Watkins (Burn Notice), Garret Dilahunt (Justified), Andre Royo (Happyish),Alona Tal (Supernatural), Julian Morris (Pretty Little Liars), Emayatzy Corinealdi(Criminal Minds), and Elizabeth McLaughlin (Betrayal).

Thursday July 9, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 25ABC
Behind the Music: Crime, Death, and Resurrection

Sean Callery (24, Homeland, Bones), Charlie Clouser (Wayward Pines), Fil Eisler (Empire, Revenge), Mac Quayle (American Horror Story: Freak Show, Scream Queens), Jeff Russo(Fargo, Tut, Power), and Mike Suby (Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries) explore the sounds of some of Hollywood's biggest shows. The panelists will tell you how they bring thrills to your ears with their original music for these hit television shows, and you will learn how they create the music that drives you to new emotional heights of shock, terror, and fear. With special guest moderator Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals)

Thursday July 9, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 2
Comic-Con How-To: Show Your Story, Don't Tell It!

Ever wonder how the really good books suck a reader in and hold their attention page after page? It's not just the characters, nor the plot of the book. It is the way in which the author writes that separates their story from the pack. Award-winning author and lead fiction writer for EverQuest Next Maxwell Alexander Drake offers insights into how to put your story together in a compelling way that will have your readers turning page after page to see what happens next.

Thursday July 9, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 9
DC Collectibles

Action figures, statues, busts, PVC figures-DC Collectibles has them! Join the DC Collectibles crew, including VP of creative services Kevin Kiniry, director of creative services Jim Fletcher, and special guests to hear how they come up with so many great products, and what's coming up from comics' top makers of awesome collectibles.

Thursday July 9, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 7AB
Disney Kingdoms

The creators of the popular Disney Kingdoms imprint by Marvel discuss how these exciting familiar stories take shape. Discover what makes this collaborative relationship so much fun with a look back at previous titles as well as a glance forward at the future.

Thursday July 9, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC
From Fan to Creator: Making the Dream a Reality

Which side of the convention table do you want to be on: fan or professional? And what's keeping you from getting there? How bad do you really want it? If you're having trouble starting or finishing your creative projects, you need to attend this fun and informative workshop, designed specifically for the Comic-Con crowd. Douglas Neff(Epic Win! The Geek's Guide to the Journey from Fan to Creator) will give you simple and proven techniques for setting, working on, and achieving your goals. Whether you want to write your first novel, draw your own comic, or shoot your independent film, this is the how-to panel you don't want to miss. You'll walk away from this workshop with the energy and tools you need to bring your dream to life.

Thursday July 9, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Grant Morrison and Graphic India: Myth, Magic, and Monsters

Legendary creator, Grant Morrison (Batman, All Star Superman, 18 Days, The Multiversity) discusses storytelling, global mythology, mysticism, the rise of Indian superheroes and his latest comic launch, 18 Days: The Mahabharata. Morrison will also announce his latest groundbreaking, mythic/sci-fi project with Graphic India for the first time.

Thursday July 9, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 5AB
Shonen Jump: Past, Present, and Future

Hang out with the English language editors of the world's most popular manga, plus special surprise guests! Come hear some exciting news about the latest new series, all-time fan favorites, and everything in between. Plus a chance to win amazing prizes by showing off your SJ trivia skills.

Thursday July 9, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 32AB
Spotlight on Maggie Thompson

Maggie Thompson (Toucan columnist, 30-year co-editor of Comics Buyer's Guide) invites fellow Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards judges to share the delights and challenges they experienced in looking at the best comics of 2014; panelists include retailer Carr D'Angelo, scholar Susan Kirtley , and Comic-Con volunteer Ron McFee.

Thursday July 9, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 28DE
The Buffy Effect: Teen Heroines Then and Now

Buffy the Vampire Slayer revolutionized the paradigm of the teen heroine, especially in young adult books. Now, eighteen years later, Buffy continues to have an impact on the TV shows and books we read today. Hear your favorite authors discuss Buffy, the queen of the teen heroine, and how she single-handedly changed the game for strong and snarky female characters who are not the sidekicks. Panelists are Kiersten White, Rachel Hawkins, Rae Carson, Brittany Geragotelis, Brittany Geragotelis, and Valerie Tejeda. Moderated by Sarah Kuhn.

Thursday July 9, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29AB
Up, Up and Away: 75th Anniversary of the 1940 Premiere of the Superman Radio Series

Former DC Comics president Paul Levitz (World's Finest), Len Wein (creator of Swamp Thing and Wolverine), Mark Waid (The Flash, Captain America), and moderator Anthony Tollin (Smithsonian Superman on Radio) discuss the legendary radio program that introduced Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Kryptonite, and the Superman-Batman team into the Superman mythos, and its importance in expanding the Man of Steel's popularity.

Thursday July 9, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 14A
Wrath of Con Bloggers

Passionate about writing and comic conventions? Merge your passions together to create an online resource that informs and empowers fandom. Experienced bloggers gather to share how they started out, best practices, common pitfalls, biggest obstacles, and the core values that drive their sites. Tony B Kim (Crazy 4 Comic Con),Megan Gotch (The Nerdy Girlie), Leonard Sultana (An Englishman In San Diego), and Alyssa Franks (Friends Of CCI) offer advice that will benefit both veteran creators and those beginning to write about their passion for comic cons.

Thursday July 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 6DE
Studio Production Chiefs Speak

Fans love to debate and dissect exactly what Hollywood is doing right and wrong. Now, for the first time at Comic-Con, the top production executives from major Hollywood studios will come together to discuss the frank realities of their jobs and why they make the decisions they do. Topics will include the development process, financial pressures, how they choose intellectual property to adapt, how movies get green lit, how filmmakers and actors are selected, what mistakes can lead to bad movies, how they balance originality vs. faithfulness to source material, and how much they care about the opinions of fans. Rather than merely previewing upcoming releases, you will get insights into how Hollywood really works on this panel moderated by Wall Street Journal film industry reporter Ben Fritz.

Thursday July 9, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 24ABC
A Rare Chit Chat: Past and Future

Developers from legendary game studio Rare celebrate 30 years of creating hits like Battletoads, Banjo-Kazooie and Perfect Dark. Explore the origins of classic titles, see how the rare magic continues to shape future projects and share over 70 years of combined experience by meeting the team behind some of gaming's best-loved icons.

Thursday July 9, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 26AB
Comics Arts Conference #1: Scholar #1: Lost (and Found!) Comics Studies of the Past

Over the past year, a number of surprising (and stunning) lost comics studies have come to light. Carol Tilley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Brad Ricca(Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster) present and discuss the 1942 comics thesis of Superman artist Paul Cassidy, newly discovered by Sean Howe. Tilley will reveal additional comics theses from the 1930s and 1940s that expand our understanding of comics production practices, readership trends, and practical applications. So who did the first real work on comics? What can we learn from them? What do we do with their work? And, most provocatively, is there more out there? This panel will debate why this question strikes such a nerve with scholars, fans, and readers. Why is it so important to find the first scholar, and does that tell us something about why comics studies started in the first place?

Thursday July 9, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 8
How to Get News Coverage

Small press publishers: What makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, and interviews and what doesn't? A lot of publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it, and why they are being overlooked for coverage. Comics journalist Rik Offenberger (First Comics News, Archie Comics) moderates this panel on just what it takes to get coverage, with the comic journalists themselves telling you what they are looking for in your submission. Panelists includeAlan Kistler (The Mary Sue), Bryan Young (Big Shiny Robot, The Huffington Post),Chris Thompson (Pop Culture Hound, Bleeding Cool), Francis Sky (First Comics News, Massacre Twins), Glenn Hauman (Comic Mix), Hannah Means-Shannon (editor-in-chief, Bleeding Cool and Bleeding Cool magazine), Holly Golightly (Broadsword Comics), J.C. Vaughn (Gemstone Publishing), Josh Waldrop (Red Gorilla), Tanya Tate(First Comics News, JustaLottaTanya.com), and Tim Chizmar (First Comics News).

Thursday July 9, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6BCF
Re-imagining the Very Best of Battlestar Galactica for a New Generation

Host Richard Hatch (Captain Apollo, Tom Zarek, Kharn, Axanar) hosts a Q&A, panel and fan discussion of the creative direction a forthcoming Battlestar Galactica movie or series should take. Featuring producer Alec Peters (Propworks, Axanar), Dr. Kevin Grazier (science consult: Battlestar Galactica, Urek, Falling Skies), writer Nicole Perlman(Guardians of the Galaxy), and Rob Burnett (Free Enterprise). This panel includesBattlestar Galactica videos and comic reels.

Thursday July 9, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 4
Spotlight on Jill Thompson

Comic-Con special guest and Eisner Award-winning comics creator Jill Thompson will be doing a live painting demonstration and Q&A. See how Jill paints a comics page using real watercolor paint and actual paper. It's unique and it's vibrant! The Q&A is totally improvised and all questions are welcome. There will be stories and prizes!

Thursday July 9, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 30CDE
Comic Book Law School 101: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda

From inception through execution, from plotting to publishing, from the comic page to the silver screen, the road to success is long and paved with many road markers, sites to see, and, unfortunately, obstacles. Comic Book Law School is designed to help you navigate the best possible route and provide help in deciphering the map legend. Noted IP attorney Michael Lovitz, author of The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, presents the first of three fun, interactive, and informative programs, which this year will progressively study the case of fictional client Fitzgerald Scott, a fledgling comic book writer, and explore the many stages involved in the creation, development, protection, and commercialization of his newest comic book creation, The Strange Situation of Benjamin "Button" Cabeza. This first installment focuses on "The Basics," in an effort to provide the necessary foundation needed for understanding the different intellectual property rights available to creators and business owners; and will include insights on how to protect those rights, focusing on how best to safeguard ideas, creative works, characters, brands and names, from conception through publication. Attendees are invited to participate in an interactive discussion about rights provided under U.S. copyright and trademark laws, including a discussion on the protections these laws provide, the benefits of federal registrations, tips on working with collaborators, and issues of joint authorship and work-made-for-hire. Along the way, there will be plenty to learn about the protections available, as well as the numerous potential pitfalls, under the U.S. trademark and copyright systems. [Please note that Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and insights to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. (This program is approved for 1.5 credits of California MCLE).]

Thursday July 9, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
Hall H
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Thursday July 9, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
Ballroom 20
The Autobiography of James T. Kirk

William Shatner (Star Trek: The Original Series) as James T. Kirk will read excerpts fromThe Autobiography of James T. Kirk. This in-world memoir chronicles the greatest Starfleet captain's life, including his boyhood on an Iowa farm, his youth spent on Tarsus IV, his time in Starfleet Academy, his meteoric rise through the ranks of Starfleet, and his illustrious career at the helm of the Enterprise. David Goodman(author, former Family Guy executive producer) moderates.

Thursday July 9, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 32AB
Behind the Pages with David Aja

David Aja (artist, Hawkeye, Immortal Iron Fist) talks about building a comic book with a team, from first idea to print: going through plot, sketches, discussions, deadlines, and tons of coffee. All conducted with nice visuals and a weird accent.

Thursday July 9, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 14A
Cosplaying 101: Bringing Your Dreams to Life

Catherine M. Fisher (award-winning costumer), Mike Schiffbauer (master prop maker and costumer), and Bob Mogg (Steampunk expert extraordinaire) discuss the basics in costuming and go over tips, tricks, and techniques to help a beginning costumer get started in the world of cosplaying. Panelists show you how you can get in on all the cosplaying fun, even if you've never sewn before in your life, and demonstrate that you don't need to be an expert to make a great costume! Moderated by Melissa Gene Meyer (Masquerade assistant with Comic-Con International).

Thursday July 9, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE
God Is Disappointed in You

Hey, nothing personal; that's what the book says! Writer Mark Russell (Prez) and Eisner Award-winning artist Shannon Wheeler (The New Yorker, Too Much Coffee Man) bring to life their hilariously irreverent retelling of the Bible, God Is Disappointed in You(published by Top Shelf). They'll perform their infamous "Bible in Ten Minutes" slide show, and play a selection from the audiobook, as read by James Urbaniak (The Venture Brothers); recently nominated for an Audie Award for Best Comedy Audiobook. They will also give a sneak preview of the hotly anticipated sequel, Apocrypha Now.

Thursday July 9, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 23ABC
Is SHE Available?: Comics, Poetry, Art and Jazz? Really?

Meshing poetry, comics, art, music and animation, author/producer Igor Goldkind has created a bold book of over 40 poems visually interpreted by comics panelists Bill Sienkiewicz, Liam Sharp, Rian Hughes, David Lloyd, Amy Sterling, Mario Torero, andOlivia Brooks. Everyone attending the panel will get a free eBook download review copy. There will be T-shirt prizes for good questions. Moderated by comics artistAlonzo Nunez, director of Little Fish Comic Art Academy.

Thursday July 9, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 29AB
Nurturing Talent: What It Takes to Be a Decision Maker

It takes a special kind of person to find talent in others and draw the best from them. Seeing the potential in comic creators and learning to nurture that talent is not an easy task, but a very important one. Moderator Mark Waid (Thrillbent) discusses with Eric Stephenson (Image Comics), Chip Kidd (Penguin Random House), Denis Kitchen(founder of CBLDF), Reginald Hudlin (producer, director), Jonboy (Spawn Resurrection), and Todd McFarlane (Spawn) how they balance the everyday decisions with big picture-planning.

Thursday July 9, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 5AB
Peanuts 65th Anniversary Panel

In 2015, Charles M. Schulz's iconic Peanuts gang celebrates not only their 65th anniversary but also two years of the current volume of the Peanuts comic book at BOOM! Studios' all-ages imprint, KaBOOM! Come celebrate Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the gang's birthday with moderator Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics) and Peanutscontributors Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), and Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans), along with Lex Fajardo, managing editor for Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, andCesar Gaellgos, archivist of the Schulz Museum.

Thursday July 9, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 7AB
The Crowd: How Creatives Are Using New Means to Connect with Their Audience

Hugh Howey (author of the self-published Silo trilogy), Gary Whitta (author of the debut novel Abomination, crowdfunded through Inkshares, co-writer of Star Wars: Rogue One), and Lora Innes (author of The Dreamer, crowdfunded through Patreon, co-host of the Paper Wings Show) discuss crowdfunding and crowdsourcing models that allow creatives to connect directly with their audience to produce their work. Gary and Lora will participate in a Q&A session moderated by Veronica Belmont (host of The Sword & Laser, crowdfunded through Patreon, and Dear Veronica for Engadget).

Thursday July 9, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 9
The Simpsons and SpongeBob Smile-Time Hour

Creative director Nathan Kane and managing editors Terry Delegeane and Chris Duffy join forces for a tour de farce of the best humor comics in the business. Meet some of the Bongo and United Plankton artists and writers (Ian Boothby and Jacob Chabot) who tickle your four-color funny bones and find out what's in stores in the months to come!

Thursday July 9, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
The Super Story Behind the Pixar Short Sanjay's Super Team

Director Sanjay Patel and producer Nicole Grindle present a peek behind the curtains at Pixar Animation Studio's latest short, Sanjay's Super Team. The filmmakers will discuss the production process as well as the unique inspiration for this incredibly personal film that features superheroes like you've never seen them before.

Thursday July 9, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 25ABC
Transformers Generations: More Than Meets the Eye

Come see what the Transformers characters are up to as you are entertained with sneak peeks of the all new Activision video game trailers, IDW comic prints, and other special surprises. Then get your collector action on as you get an exclusive glimpse at the latest and greatest Transformers generations combiner wars toys that have yet to hit toy shelves. The Transformers team members will also host a Q&A session to answer your burning questions.

Thursday July 9, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Room 2
Workshop with Kelly Sue DeConnick

Wanna write comics? Don't know where to start? Eisner Award nominee for Best Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (b***h Planet, Pretty Deadly and Captain Marvel) takes you through a basic overview of comic scriptwriting including exercises, discussion of various scripting styles, and writing for artists. Bring your questions, bring your passion, and bring something to write on!

Thursday July 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6A
The Player Sneak Peek Screening and Q&A with Cast

Wesley Snipes (Blade Trinity) and Philip Winchester (Strike Back) are joined by the executive producers of the new action series The Player for a Comic-Con preview screening and Q&A before the broadcast series premiere this fall on NBC. From the executive producers of The Blacklist comes an action-packed Las Vegas thriller about a former military operative turned security expert (Winchester) who is drawn into a high-stakes and high-tech game, where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. Join Wesley, Philip, and the executive producers for a compelling conversation about what fans can expect from this new exhilarating series.

Thursday July 9, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 6DE
DC Entertainment All Access

Go behind the scenes of DC Entertainment for an in-depth look at some of the most exciting stories ever told across DC Comics, Vertigo, and MAD! New and veteran fans alike are welcome for a tutorial on the essential stories, videos, and products that make up DC Entertainment. Consider this your 101 guide to the DC Universe.

Thursday July 9, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 4
Joe Phillips: My Misadventures in Comics

Joe Phillips (comic artist, writer, painter, creator) discusses his 30-plus years in the comics industry, from fandom to getting into the majors at Marvel and DC, his time at Gai Jin Studios and much more. Joe will also talk about his art for the GLBT geek community and his return to mainstream comics with his new character the Midsummer's Knight. There will be a live character introduction by Casey Shimata, followed by a Q&A session.

Thursday July 9, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8
Spotlight on Lalo Alcaraz

Lalo Alcaraz (creator of La Cucaracha, writer at Bordertown) will showcase his political cartoons and daily comics, plus play animated sneak peek clips from the Seth MacFarlane-exec-produced FOX TV show, Bordertown.

Thursday July 9, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 24ABC
Taming the Web: The Nuts and Bolts of Web Series Creation

Career at a dead-end? Not sure how to make your talents known? Veteran web series producers, directors, executives, and stars who have figured out how to successfully launch their own online series and parlay them into moneymaking ventures will dole out tips on producing, content creation, crowdsourcing funds, luring advertisers, marketing, branding, and-when TV comes calling-negotiating the transition so you retain ownership. With What's Trending? co-founder/CEO/host Shira Lazar, crowdfunding queen Leah Cevoli, Collective Digital Studio president Dan Weinstein,Con Man executive producer PJ Haarsma, and Big Frame talent manager Jacob Israeland moderated by Fast Company's Susan Karlin.

Thursday July 9, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 26AB
Comics Arts Conference #2: Research Methods and Digital Humanities

Edd Schneider (University of South Florida) explains the challenges and opportunities of archiving and coding comics and details how the application of metadata reveals previously undiscovered patterns in Batman comic books. Attendees of this session will leave with practical methodologies for locating comics and analyzing their content.Xavier Leonard (Rokenbok Education) explores alternative methods of mining data and extracting knowledge from social media platforms such as Comic Vine Wiki, and discusses data-visualizations that can result in deeper engagement with the dataset for scholars, creators, and the public at large. John A. Walsh (Indiana University-Bloomington) and Carol Tilley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) provide an overview of the efforts of the Comic Book Readership Archive (CoBRA) project to compile and analyze the vast documentary record of comic book readership, including fan mail, contests, fanzines, and attendee records from comic book conventions and similar events. They explore how CoBRA might allow new research questions to be asked and enable new forms of scholarship.

Thursday July 9, 2015 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 6BCF
Street Fighter V

Moderator Francis Mao (Capcom) and a panel of Capcom's Street Fighter experts share the latest news on Street Fighter V, the exciting, new entry in the world's greatest fighting game franchise coming out console exclusive to the PS4 and on PC in 2016! Ultra-special guest Yoshinori Ono (executive producer, Street Fighter franchise) returns to SDCC for another of his trademark special appearances, and who knows what exclusives, surprises, and hijinks are in store? Learn how you can earn big money and everlasting fame by competing in the Capcom Pro Tour, culminating in the Capcom Cup Finals later this year. Plus, get a first look at all the must-have Street Fighter and SFV-licensed products and promotions in store for the rest of the year! A must-see for any video game fighting fan. Hadoken!

Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 28DE
Breaking into Comics Right Now

Some of comic book publishing's top decision makers and creators-including BOOM! Studios editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon and First Second Books' associate marketing and publicity manager Gina Gagliano, along with Ed Brisson (Cluster) and Sam Humphries(Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men: The Black Vortex Alpha)-give you the most up-to-date and practical advice on how to break into the comic book industry right now. Moderated by Jim Zub (Wayward).

Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 25ABC
Bringing Toys to Life in Video Games: He-Man and G.I. Joe Complete the Toy Soldiers: War Chest

The He-Man and G.I. Joe franchises have become a cultural phenomenon spanning toys, cartoons, comic books, and movies since their introduction in the '80s. Now the fan-favorite action figures make the leap to next-generation video game consoles in Toy Soldiers: War Chest. Panelists Derryl DePriest (VP global brand marketing and G.I. Joe historian from Hasbro), Mark Morse (director of global marketing and franchise development for Masters of the Universe from Mattel), and Josh Mast(producer on Toy Soldiers: War Chest from Ubisoft) discuss bringing these classic action figures to life and present a live gameplay demo and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the new trailer featuring these characters.

Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 30CDE
CBLDF: Spinner Rack Revolution: The Secret History of Free Speech in Magazine Comics

In the 1960s and '70s, publishers fled from spinner racks to magazine stands to escape the bounds of the Comics Code Authority. While comic books continued to labor under the stigma of low-value, juvenile speech, the larger-format magazine comics broke out, giving artists a safe haven to openly deal with adult content, provide more horror and suspense, and be frank about sexuality. Magazines like Mad, Creepy, and Eerie paved the way for a generation of titles that included Heavy Metal, Vampirella, Epic Illustrated, 1984, and Savage Sword of Conan to break new ground for a general audience and loosen the reins on some of comics' top creators. CBLDF deputy director Alex Coxreveals the untold history of magazine comics, reviewing the impact of publications from Warren, Marvel, Heavy Metal, National Lampoon, and more!

Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library
Comics for Impact: STEM Education

Comics can be a powerful tool for teaching science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), but they require collaboration between comic creators, scientists, and educators. The panel featuring Jorge Cham (PhD Comics), Dwayne Godwin (neuroscientist and professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine), Rebecca Thompsen (author , Spectra: The Original Laser Superhero), and Alan Gershenfeld(president, E-Line Media) discuss process and lessons learned from "serious games" to create a vibrant community of interest. Moderated by Russell Shilling (U.S. Dept of Education, former DARPA pm).

Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 23ABC
Dark Horse Presents

For years, Dark Horse has brought the creations of the most talented creators in the comics industry to stands; now's your chance to jump onboard! Dark Horse president and publisher Mike Richardson heads up a panel of Dark Horse's incredible creative talent, including Rafael Albuquerque (EI8HT), Cullen Bunn (Harrow County), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), Paul Tobin (Colder), Gene Ha (Mae), and more!

Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 9
Editing Comics with Oni Press Editorial

Join the Oni Editorial staff as they share their discoveries after two months of opening up submissions about the pitching process, making comics, and the importance of fostering diversity in creating comics accessible to everyone. Janelle Asselin (Fresh Romance editor) discusses comics editing and the future of the medium with editor-in-chief James Lucas Jones (Scott Pilgrim), senior editor Charlie Chu (Kaijumax), editorRobin Herrera (Invader Zim), and associate editor Ari Yarwood (Rick & Morty).

Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre
From Zeroes to Heroes

Authors Scott Westerfeld (Uglies, Leviathan), Leviathan), Margo Lanagan (Tender Morsels), and Deborah Biancotti (A Book of Endings), discuss Zeroes, their forthcoming collaboration about a group of kids with crowd-sourced superpowers. They'll analyze popular superhero tropes and what it is about superpowers that makes them so versatile and intoxicating for storytellers. Moderated by David Mariotte of Mysterious Galaxy.

Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 29AB
JAKKS Collector Toys: Star Wars, DC, TMNT, Nintendo, Warcraft and More!

Get the latest sneak peeks, behind-the-scenes scoop, and a preview of really big things to come from all of your favorite toy brands, including Star Wars, the World of Nintendo, DC Heroes, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Halo, Power Rangers and theWarcraft 2016 film. Panelists include Dominic Laurienzo (senior VP Action Figure Design), Peter Skourtis (senior director design), Eli Halpert (senior designer), Jose Alvarez (senior designer), Alec Willis (creative services art director), and moderatorScott "Toy Guru" Neitlich (director Action Figure Marketing).

Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 14A
Raising Fankids

Pasquale Piro (eighth-grade teacher, father of two) moderates a panel of teachers and parents discussing the challenges of and methods for instilling a sense of self-confidence and positivity in young geeks.

Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7AB
Robert Kirkman's Skybound Comics

Skybound's Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead franchise, Outcast) explores the ever-changing comic landscape with Skybound creators and artists, including Paul Azaceta(Outcast) and Josh Williamson (Birthright, Ghosted). The panel will be moderated by Skybound editorial director Sean Mackiewicz

Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
The Comixologist Traveling Podcast Party

The comiXologist podcast hosts Kara Szamborski and Matt Kolowski are hitting the road to help everyone find their next favorite comic book! The traveling podcast party makes a stop at Comic-Con International, bringing along some very special guests for this live edition of the show. There's a comic out there for everyone, and these pros will help you find the series that's right for you!

Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 32AB
The Modern Fairytale

Myth, legends, folk, and fairy tales make up some of the oldest and most treasured stories of human history. More than just entertainment, they teach lessons, preserve tradition, and influence entire generations. Heroes, heroines, dragons, faeries, genies, and demons live on in today's popular fiction. Authors Renee Ahdieh (The Wrath and the Dawn), Laura Bickle (Dark Alchemy), Tonya Hurley (Hallowed), Julie Kagawa (Talon & Rogue), and Naomi Novik (Uprooted) discuss new works of fiction that borrow from these stories and other tales as old as time. Moderated by Ali T. Kokmen (Barnes & Noble, Nook Digital).

Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 5AB
The Pitching Hour

Ted Biaselli (VP programming, The Hub Network), Kevin Burke and Chris "Doc" Wyatt (producer, Marvel Animation), Derek Hoffman (VP, Donner Co.), Jaime Burke,(executive producer, Sequestered), Lindsay Rostal (game producer, The Odd Gentlemen), Jennie Kong (PR strategist), a surprise guest or two, and moderator Dan Evans III (creative director, DC Entertainment) will take an idea from conception through production for various media. This process will include creating a pitch document, obtaining agents, and getting a pitch meeting. The panelists will explain, through hypothetical examples and humorous stories, the process that new creators should adapt to make their way through the creative battleground of the entertainment industry. Knowing that each project is unique, there will be a Q&A to allow the audience to really hone in on the solutions to obstacles they may encounter. Also on hand will be Brendan McFeely (IP lawyer, Kane Kessler) to give creators insight on protecting their ideas as they navigate Hollywood!

Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Voice Over Celebration with Beloved Cartoon, Video Game, and Film VO Actors

From zero to sixty, a voice actor must convey a plethora of emotions, often impromptu. You will get an in-depth look into how voice actors approach the art, beauty, and challenges of performing on the spot. Susan Eisenberg, Rob Paulsen, Caitlin Glass,Anthony Bowling, Matt Mercer, Tara Platt, and Yuri Lowenthal from beloved titles including Wonder Woman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Diablo, Pinky and the Brain, League of Legends, Full Metal Alchemist, Call of Duty, Samurai 7, Attack on Titan, The Devil is a Part Timer, Final Fantasy, and Resident Evil discuss this pivotal topic, led byGenese Davis (The Holder's Dominion, MMORPG).

Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Hall H
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Lionsgate presents an exclusive first look at one of the studio's highly anticipated films coming to theaters this fall. Get a sneak peek into the powerful final chapter of the epic The Hunger Games film franchise. Attendees will be shown exclusive, never-before-seen footage from Mockingjay: Part 2 and treated to a cast and filmmaker Q&A session revealing details on the big-screen finale.

Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom 20
CBS TV Studios Comic-Con Lineup, including Extant, Limitless, Scorpion, Under The Dome, and Zoo.

Extant Exclusive Sneak Preview and Panel - The mystery summer thriller series is back for its second season, bigger than ever with higher stakes and new faces. When Molly Woods discovers she has unwittingly put the human race on a path to destruction, she and a mysterious stranger may be the only hope for survival. An exclusive sneak peek at what's to come in Season 2, followed by a panel discussion with cast members Halle Berry (X-Men), and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen), executive producer Craig Shapiro, and executive producer and creator Mickey Fisher.

Zoo Exclusive Sneak Peek and Panel- The wild shall inherit the earth with Zoo, CBS's newest summer blockbuster series, based on the #1 bestselling novel by James Patterson. Zoo is a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans sweeping the planet. The series will span across eight countries and feature real-life lions, tigers, bears and more. Join series stars James Wolk (Mad Men), and Billy Burke ( Revolution) and executive producer Jeff Pinkner (Fringe) for an exclusive sneak peek of the first season, followed by a panel discussion. Ballroom 20

Under The Dome Exclusive Sneak Preview and Panel - It has been weeks since the dome descended upon Chester's Mill and we last saw Barbie and the residents being urged to follow Melanie "home." Season 3 will pick up where last season left off, and viewers will see the community rise to new heights of ingenuity, courage, and often darkness in their quest for freedom. There will be new faces, new alliances, and betrayal of trustm and what you "see" will not always be the truth as the residents find out that the enemy is within. Series stars Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) and Mike Vogel(Bates Motel) and special guest star Marg Helgenberger (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) join executive producers Neal Baer and Tim Schlattmann for an exclusive sneak peek of the new season, followed by a panel discussion.

Limitless Exclusive Premiere Screening and Panel- What if you had access to 100% of your brain and nothing was impossible? Based on the feature film, and picking up where it left off, Limitless follows Brian Finch (Jake McDorman) as he discovers the power of the brain-boosting drug NZT. From executive producer Bradley Cooper, the fast-paced drama will explore what happens when there are no limits to man's potential, as Finch will be coerced by the FBI to use his newfound extraordinary abilities for good. The exclusive screening of the pilot episode will be followed by a panel discussion with the series stars Jake McDorman (American Sniper), and Hill Harper (CSI: NY), director Marc Webb (The Amazing Spiderman 1 & 2), and executive producers Craig Sweeny, Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin.

Scorpion Exclusive Sneak Preview and Panel- CBS's high-octane breakout hit, about a team of brilliant misfits who use their smarts to solve the nation's crises while helping each other fit in, will be back at Comic Con with the entire team. Team Scorpion will unveil an exclusive sizzle reel highlighting all of the best action scenes and fan favorite moments from the first season. Fans will have the chance to hear firsthand about what's ahead in Season 2 and discuss the series with stars Elyes Gabel (World War Z),Robert Patrick (Terminator 2), Katharine McPhee (Smash), Eddie Kaye Thomas(American Pie), Jadyn Wong (Broken Trail), and Ari Stidham (Huge), and executive producers Nick Santora and Nicholas Wootton.

Thursday July 9, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6A
Return to Gravity Falls

Creator and executive producer Alex Hirsch (Grunkle Stan) and other special guests uncover the mysteries of Disney XD's hit series Gravity Falls. Find out what's next for the Pines Family after Season 2's shocking cliffhanger with an exclusive look at the upcoming episodes and an audience Q&A. The panel will also feature sneak peeks ofPickle and Peanut and Future-Worm!, two new animated shows coming to Disney XD!

Thursday July 9, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 24ABC
Roddenberry Entertainment Presents

Eugene Roddenberry (CEO Roddenberry Entertainment, son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry), Trevor Roth (COO/head of development, Roddenberry Entertainment) and Tory Mell (producer, Roddenberry Entertainment) discuss the groundbreaking new app for their film White Room: 02B3. They will also be talking about the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek and premiering their new short film Instant, along with special guests Tony Janning (actor, White Room: 02B3, Instant, Legend of Neil) and Alex Albrecht (director, Instant). A surprise guest will be giving away a traditional iPad.

Thursday July 9, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 4
Spotlight on Kevin Nowlan

The Eisner and Harvey Award-winning artist Kevin Nowlan (Superman/Aliens, Jack B. Quick, Boy Inventor, Batman Black and White, Abe Sapien) discusses his checkered career with writer Jai Nitz (Dream Thief, Toshiro).

Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 8
The PREVIEWS Panel

Before it's at comic shops, it's in Diamond Comic Distributors' PREVIEWS catalog! Panelists show you how to use the catalog for preordering all of your favorite comics, graphic novels, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Attendees will get a free copy of the July issue and have a chance to win other exciting prizes! Plus, see howPREVIEWS World interacts with the catalog to inform fans about everything they need to know in order to get what they want at their local comic shop. Panelists includePREVIEWS editor Marty Grosser, PREVIEWS World editor Vince Brusio and Diamond consumer marketing manager Andy Mueller.

Thursday July 9, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 6DE
Spotlight on Jim Lee

"What kind of pencil do you use?" Find out the answer to that ever-popular question and more as Comic-Con special guest and DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee(Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman) sketches live on stage and answers your life-long comic book questions in this fun and interactive panel.

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