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FRIDAY, 10th: DAY 2
4:00pm - 6:45pm



4:00pm
Bill Plympton
Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 23ABC

Two-time Oscar-nominated director Bill Plympton (Cheatin', Idiots and Angels) and writer/animator Jim Lujan discuss their upcoming animated feature, Revengeance, as a work in progress. They'll screen clips from this comic look at L.A.'s underworld scene and talk about funding the film via Kickstarter, collaborating, and possible distribution strategies. Also, Bill will screen some of his recent shorts and discuss making and promoting his films in the new digital marketplace. Plus everyone who attends will get a free Plympton drawing.

 

4:00pm
Bob's Burgers
Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

The always-entertaining cast and creators behind Bob's Burgers bring their Emmy award-winning animated series back to San Diego. Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive, and the hilarious cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy will entertain with never-before-seen footage, followed by a Q&A panel discussion.



4:00pm
Creating Comics with the iPad
Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 30CDE

The iPad has transformed the way you read comics, but did you know you can create comic art on the iPad too? See a comic book character come to life as Brian Miller (Star Wars: Crush the Rebellion) and Kristy Miller (Doctor Who) demonstrate step by step how to pencil, ink, and paint comics on the iPad. Learn the basic tools and techniques, including which apps work best and how you can transform your iPad into a portable art studio. The panel will include a Q&A session.



4:00pm
Entertainment Weekly: Brave New Warriors
Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hall H

Several of today's male heroes, including Zachary Levi (Heroes Reborn), Jordan Gavaris (Orphan Black), Sam Heughan (Outlander), Kevin Durand (The Strain) and Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead) who will discuss the thrills and fears of taking on iconic characters, reveal how they broke into the business, and share their favorite stories from set. Moderated by Lynette Rice.



4:00pm
From Console to Comics: The Art of Video Games
Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 7AB

Your favorite video games have expanded beyond your screen and into comics. Dark Horse editor Dave Marshall and panelists Nick Thornborrow (BioWare's Dragon Age), Paul Tobin (The Witcher, Plants vs. Zombies), Christofer Emgård (DICE's Mirror's Edge), and others discuss bringing some of gaming's most popular titles, including World of Warcraft, Halo, and more, to comics and art books.



4:00pm
IDW: The Best Panel in Recorded History
Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 4

This is the big one! Join IDW chief creative officer/editor-in-chief Chris Ryall and VP of marketing Dirk Wood lay waste to a room of shocked comic fans. Panlists include Gabriel Rodriguez, John Layman, James Tynion IV, Ulises Farinas, and special guests. Shocking announcements, amazing prizes, and a Q&A.



4:00pm
Just What Does an Editor Do?
Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 32AB

Join Barbara Randall Kesel (DC/Dark Horse/CrossGen), Mike Marts (AfterShock/Marvel/DC), Eddie Berganza (DC), Diana Schutz (Dark Horse), Joe Illidge (CBR, DC), Shannon Eric Denton (Lion Forge/Actionopolis) for agreement and debate as they cover some of the many answers to that question.



4:00pm
Men of Cosplay
Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 14A

Chris Gore (G4 TV, PodCrash), William O'Neill (Lucasfilm, Hurricane Entertainment), Bernie Bregman (Nerds Like Us, Club Cosplay), Dave Turner (writer and actor in Trek: Isolation), and Steven Meissner (Solo Roboto Industries) highlight the men in the cosplay world and discuss cosplay from their perspective. Covering tips and tricks for cosplay, positive experiences, and more. Moderated by Ivy Doomkitty (Syfy's Heroes of Cosplay, international cosplayer and model) with a Q&A to follow.



4:00pm
So You Want to Be a Comics Retailer?
Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 28DE

The comics business is growing, and that means a growing demand for more comic books. You've got questions and these veteran retailers have the answers. ComicsPRO director and panel host Joe Field (Flying Colors Comics, Concord CA) is joined by retailers Christina Blanch (Aw Yeah Comics, Muncie IN), retailer Ryan Haggerty (Ryan's Comics, Murrieta CA), Peter Birkemoe (The Beguiling, Toronto, Canada), and Terry Stevens (Star Port, Lynchburg, VA), as well as Diamond Comic Distributors VP Chris Powell.



4:00pm
Spotlight on Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki
Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 29AB

With their collaboration on graphic novels Skim andThis One Summer, as well as their independent works, Jillian's Indoor Voice, Supermutant Magic Academy, and Sex Coven, and Mariko's Emiko Superstar, (You) Set Me on Fire, and Saving Montgomery Sole, cousins Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki are creating inventive, innovative, stories that are both thought provoking and emotionally moving. Join them for a discussion of their creative process, as well as their upcoming and most recent works.



4:00pm
Spotlight on Michael DeForge
Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9

Michael DeForge (Lose, Ant Colony, First Year Healthy, Very Casual) reads selections from new and old comics and is interviewed by friend, bandmate and frequent collaborator Patrick Kyle (Distance Mover) about his process and career.



4:00pm
What's Next for Tolkien Fans
Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 25ABC

From cast and crew interviews to having a staffer assigned as an embedded reporter on set, TheOneRing.net has had a front row seat these past 16 years as Peter Jackson's Middle-Earth films were created. Now that all the films have been released, the only thing remaining for fans is the extended edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies and rumors of possible Tolkien biopics on the horizon. Join staffers Cathy Udovch (special events coordinator), Clifford Broadway (TORn tuesday), Josh Rubinstein (TORn bookclub), Kellie Rice (Happy Hobbit), and Larry Curtis (senior staff writer) for an in-depth discussion full of expert analysis, behind-the-scenes stories and audience participation with the website forged by and for fans of J. R. R. Tolkien.



4:00pm
So You Want to Be a Comics Retailer?
Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 28DE

The comics business is growing, and that means a growing demand for more comic book specialty shops. If you've ever dreamed of owning your own comic shop, then this ComicsPRO-sponsored event is where you need to be! You've got questions and these veteran retailers have the answers! ComicsPRO director and panel host Joe Field (Flying Colors Comics, Concord CA) is joined by retailer Ryan Haggerty (Ryan's Comics, Murrieta CA), retailer Peter Birkemoe (The Beguiling, Toronto, Canada), Diamond Comic Distributors VP Chris Powell, and other comics retailing professionals. This panel is open to all Comic-Con attendees.)



4:15pm
DC Entertainment: From Page to Screen
Friday July 10, 2015 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 6DE

Never before has DC Entertainment been more popular in TV, video games, home videos, and movie theaters. And with an impressive film slate and countless shows in series and production, it has never been a better time to be a DC fan! Join the people behind the scenes who translate the page to the screen on this panel that shows your favorite stories and characters coming to life.



4:30pm
Ask an Agent
Friday July 10, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 24ABC

Literary agents Holly Root (Waxman Leavell Literary Agency), Michael Bourret (Dystel & Goderich Literary Management), and Kate Testerman (kt literary) team up with film agent Brandy Rivers (ICM Partners) to take your questions and discuss the wild world of manuscript querying, the role of agents in the publication and film rights process, and more. No pitches, please.



4:30pm
Beyond Fashion: Creating Kickass Action Figures for Girls
Friday July 10, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 26AB

It's slim pickings for girls when it comes to action figures, and the majority of available options do not provide the positive role models young girls need. There is a clear need for stronger, smarter heroines in our culture to encourage girls to envision themselves as bold and fearless and to create compelling, diverse female characters that defy gender stereotypes. Hear from Megan Lacera and Andrea Fernandez of GoldieBlox, Julie Kerwin of IAmElemental, and Batgirl artist Babs Tarr on creating kickass action figures for girls and why it's so critical to bring more positive female characters to light.



4:30pm
Colony: USA Network Series
Friday July 10, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 6BCF

Executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost, The Strain) and Ryan Condal (Hercules) along with series stars Josh Holloway (Lost) and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead) present an inside look at USA Network's new original drama series Colony, moderated by TV Guide's Michael Schneider. Be the first to see an exclusive trailer and never-before-seen clips, and learn about this epic new series directly from the cast and creators. Colony is set in near-future Los Angeles after outside intruders have seized control of the city and subjected it to a military occupation. Surrounded by impenetrable walls and torn by opposing forces, most citizens feel powerless to stop the new regime; some collaborate with the authorities and benefit from the new order, while others rebel and suffer the consequences.



4:30pm
MTV's Scream
Friday July 10, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 5AB

The cast and producers of MTV's highly anticipated thriller series Scream share details from the new series, show an exclusive clip, and answer fans questions.



4:30pm
Nerdist Podcast Network Podcast Jam
Friday July 10, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

Get some audible chocolate in your audio peanut butter as hosts from your favorite Nerdist Podcast Network shows come together for a super podcast crossover. Moderated by Jonah Ray (Nerdist, Jonah Raydio, The Meltdown), enjoy a lively conversation from panelists Pete Holmes (You Made It Weird, The Pete Holmes Show), Emily Gordon (The Indoor Kids), Kumail Nanjiani (The Indoor Kids, The Meltdown), and Sandra Daughtery (Sex Nerd Sandra).



4:30pm
The Originals Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Friday July 10, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ballroom 20

The Originals will be returning for more sexy, supernatural intrigue, romance, alliances, and bloodshed in New Orleans this fall. Join executive producers and series stars for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Originals will air in its new timeslot this fall, Thursdays at 9/8c on The CW. The Originals: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 22.



4:30pm
The Synergy of Film and Video Games Collide
Friday July 10, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 8

The film and video game industries collide when it comes to battling it out for the top spot in consumers' choice of entertainment. However, just where and how do these two genres intertwine and how will this synergy impact the future for these two industries? After all, today you'd be hard pressed not to find a video game without cinematics and incredibly filmic cut scenes, and films are drawing from games in similar ways. Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion, MMORPG), Sebastian Strzalkowski (art director, Daybreak Games), Eric Kieron Davis (senior producer, film, cinematics, video games), Cody Vaughan (actor, producer), Osokwe Vasquez (director, producer), William Murray (Prima Games), and surprise guest speakers discuss this pivotal topic.



5:00pm
Archer
Friday July 10, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Archer, the award-winning animated comedy about a spy agency whose employees constantly undermine, sabotage, and betray each other for personal gain, will bring together creator Adam Reed and executive producer Matt Thompson, along with the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Jessica Walter, Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates. In addition to the panel, fans will see an exclusive screening of a "best of" reel highlighting many of the series' best moments.



5:00pm
ASIFA: Hollywood The State of the Industry
Friday July 10, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 28DE

What do the pros think of the animation scene today? Is 2D dead? What's happening in VFX? How do I get a job? Join Tom Sito (Beauty & the Beast), Beth Sleven (Wallykazam), Musa Booker (Robot Chicken), Zahra Dowlatabadi (Bobbie Page), Rick Farmiloe (Boxtrolls), Jim Hillin (Spiderman), and Einar Baldvin (Pride of Strathmoor) for the discussion.



5:00pm
In Your Own Time: Webcomics on Your Own Schedule
Friday July 10, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 29AB

Webcomics are a hugely popular medium, and with popularity comes responsibility. What is it really like to be your own boss and work on your own schedule? These popular creators can offer insight into the crazy world of web comics and what it means to be solely responsible for all that entails. Moderator Mark Waid (Thrillbent) speaks with Matthew Inman (The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances), Lora Innes (The Dreamer), and Allie Brosh (Hyperbole and a Half) about what it is like working in web comics today.



5:00pm
Manga Publishing Industry Roundtable
Friday July 10, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 4

Manga publishing in North America has definitely seen its shares of highs and low, from the manga boom in the early 2000s to the crash ten years later, caused by a perfect storm of the U.S. recession, Borders bookstores closures, and the growth of online piracy. So how are things now? Get a taste of what's hot, what's not, and what's next for manga in North America and Japan, from top publishing pros including Leyla Aker (senior VP, publishing, VIZ Media), Kurt Hassler (VP, publishing director, Yen Press), Michael Gombos (director of licensing Asia, Dark Horse Comics), Ben Applegate (associate director, publishing services, Penguin Random House), and Erik Ko (chief of operations, Udon Entertainment). Moderated by Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly, Manga Comics Manga).



5:00pm
More Greatest Movies Never Made: The Seque
lFriday July 10, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 7AB

Take another look back at some of the greatest genre projects that never made it to the silver and small screens, from Philip Kaufman's Star Trek: Planet of Titans (the original '70s Star Trek reboot that was never made) and Rick Berman's Star Trek: The Beginning to David Lynch's Ronnie Rocket and One Saliva Bubble and Alejandro Jodorowsky's mind-blowing adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune. Panelists include filmmakers Steve Scarlata (producer,Jodorowksy's Dune), Ashley E. Miller (writer, Thor, X-Men: First Class), Charles de Lauzirika (Crave, Blade Runner Blu-ray, Twin Peaks Runner Blu-ray), Steve Melching (writer, The Clone Wars, Batman: The Brave & The Bold), Edward Gross (The 50 Year Mission), Thomas P. Vitale (Planet X) and Mark A. Altman (Femme Fatales, Free Enterprise).

 

5:00pm
Pixies, Lovecraft, Poe, and Steampunk: An Unlikely Animation Slate
Friday July 10, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 23ABC

Arcana's animation slate based on their books has begun. June 5th saw the animated feature film Pixies debut in theaters starring Christopher Plummer, Bill Paxton, and Alexa Vega. Next for Pixies is Netflix and in store at Walmart on July 14. Howard Lovecraft & The Frozen Kingdom is in production for a May 2016 delivery and an October 2016 release. In development is The Steam Engines of Oz and the Edgar Allan Poe-inspired The Hope Virus. Get a behind-the-scenes look at this unlikely animation slate. Get free comics, free plush toys, and free shirts. Cthulhu plush toys and more will be given away to those with questions.



5:00pm
Science Fiction That Will Change Your Life
Friday July 10, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 25ABC

What science fiction stories from the past year made you think and entertained you? Panelists talk about the year's smartest books, comics, movies, and TV with Gizmodo editor-in-chief Annalee Newitz and io9 editor-in-chief Charlie Jane Anders, along with authors Ernie Cline (Ready Player One, Armada), Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The 100, The Middleman).



5:00pm
Spotlight on Asaf Hanuka and Boaz Lavie
Friday July 10, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 9

Comics creators Asaf Hanuka and Boaz Lavie discuss their San Diego Comic-Con debut graphic novel, The Divine, the story of a man whose trip to the Southeast Asian country Quanlom changes his ideas about the magic in real life. Hanuka and Lavie share the story of the book's creation and development, their collaborative and creative process, and The Divine's road to publication. Moderated by Benjamin Bailey (Nerdist).

 

5:00pm
The Power of Superfandom
Friday July 10, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 14A

A new age has dawned! The days of geeks on the fringe are ancient history, and a new breed of enthusiast has risen to rule the pop culture kingdom: the superfan. Renowned in fandom far and wide for their authentic expertise, superfans wear their obsession excitedly on their sleeve. Their passion is their collective power, leading cultural conversations and influencing entertainment trends. For a few days at SDCC, all eyes are fixed on the stuff that superfans live and breathe: comics, movies, TV shows, and more. Panelists talk about what makes a true superfan and dissect the superfan domination of mainstream media. You might even learn how the power of the superfan can help turn your obsession into an awesome career.

 

5:00pm
The World of Mouse Guard: 10th Anniversary
Friday July 10, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 32AB

2015 makes the 10th anniversary of David Petersen's beloved series Mouse Guard, published by Archaia. Come celebrate the title and hear behind-the-scenes stories of the making of the Art of Mouse Guard 2005-2015 hardcover with Petersen, editor Cameron Chittock, and special Mouse Guard guest Tony DiTerlizzi. Plus, David and comedian/actor Hal Lublin (The Thrilling Adventure Hour) will perform a dramatic reading of a Mouse Guard short story. Moderated by BOOM! Studios marketing manager Mel Caylo.



5:00pm
Make Your Mark with Prismacolor
UPDATED: Thu, Jun 25, 09:01PM/Friday July 10, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 30CDE

Join Prismacolor specialist Shelley Minnis and comic artist Freddie E Williams II to learn tips from the pros and ‘Make your Mark” in the world of comics and manga. They will show techniques on using Prismacolor pencils and markers to help you become a more confident artist. Samples and door prizes provided.



5:00pm
Dynamic Marker Rendering: Bringing Your Drawing to Life
Friday July 10, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Room 2

Mark Brooks (Marvel exclusive cover artist, 2014 Inkpot recipient) has been with Marvel for more than 10 years, starting with Marvel Age Spider-Man, and has most recently been acclaimed for his cover work on such titles as Star Wars, Spider-Gwen, Deadpool, Fearless Defenders, X-Men Legacy, and The Avengers. Mark will focus on grayscale marker rendering techniques.



5:30pm
Care Bears and Madballs: A Look Back and A Look Ahead
Friday July 10, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 8

A lively look back at the mega-popular '80s franchises that are seeing a resurgence with new entertainment in 2015 with writer Georgia Ball (Care Bears graphic novel) and Adam Staffaroni (senior editor, Roar Comics). Fans will have a chance to meet the original and current American Greetings creative team including Rick Reising (senior managing editor) and Carlos Villagra (head of new IP & illustration) behind both properties and learn about their journey from greeting card idea to global phenomenon. Featuring sneak peeks at artwork from the new Lion Forge comics coming in 2016. Moderated by Clare Kramer (Geek Nation).



5:30pm
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Friday July 10, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 6DE

After winning a 2014 Education Documentary Peabody Award for its "dazzling visual tour of the final frontier and its energetic evangelizing for science," as well as four Emmy Awards from 12 Emmy nominations,Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (National Geographic Channel, FOX) returns to Comic-Con with a Q&A with executive producer Seth MacFarlane, writer/executive producer/director Ann Druyan, and renowned astrophysicist and host Neil DeGrasse Tyson.



5:30pm
Famous Monsters of Filmland: Stake of the Union 2015
Friday July 10, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 26AB

The world's first monster fan magazine invades San Diego Comic Con again this year. Publisher Philip Kim, executive editor Ed Blair, and managing editor David Weiner will be on hand to discuss the future of the magazine. There will be exclusive cover reveals from Rick Baker, Darick Robertson, and Sanjulian; digital issues, film and TV projects; and FM's major push into comics with their new imprint, American Gothic Press. Special guests include AGP writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre) and artist Jeff Johnson (Green Lantern, X-O Manowar) and AGP editor Holly Interlandi. Plus, celebrate 50 years of Lost in Space with Lost in Space Forever producer/director Kevin Burns (executive producer Ancient Aliens, The Curse of Oak Island, Girls Next Door).



5:30pm
FUNimation: Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'
Friday July 10, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 24ABC

This summer, Dragon Ball Z returns to the big screen as the series' most evil villain seeks his revenge. Get an exclusive sneak peek at the next feature-length film in the Dragon Ball Z franchise, Resurrection "F," as well as a panel and Q&A with stars Sean Schemmel (voice of Goku) and Christopher Sabat (voice of Vegeta/ADR director).

 

5:30pm
Lucasfilm
Hall H

Lucasfilm president and producer Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams, writer Lawrence Kasdan, and special guests provide a special look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Friday July 10, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm



5:30pm
New DC Universe: The Bad Guys: Are You Ready?
Friday July 10, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Sometimes it feels so good to be bad. DC Comics goes bad in this panel that puts the spotlight on the guys of questionable methods. This dangerous and dastardly crew is led by the creative teams behind fan-faves, such as Deathstroke, Harley Quinn, Injustice, Sinestro, and others, as they take you inside the devious minds of the bad guys.



5:45pm
iZombie Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Friday July 10, 2015 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Ballroom 20

After the shocking events in the season finale of brainy hit iZombie, be among the first to get the scoop on what's in store for Season 2. Now that Liv (Rose McIver) gave the cure for zombie-ism to Blaine and Major (one that she desperately wanted to take herself!) will Ravi find a way to develop another cure? Will Clive remain in the dark about the existence of zombies? A special video presentation will be followed by a Q&A with series stars as well as executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television and based on characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, published by DC Entertainment's Vertigo imprint, iZombie returns this fall with all-new episodes on Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW. iZombie: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 29.

 

5:45pm
Orphan Black: BBC America Official Panel
Friday July 10, 2015 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Room 6BCF

Stars Tatiana Maslany (Sarah and the Leda clones), Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Mrs. S), Dylan Bruce (Paul), Kristian Bruun (Donnie), and Ari Millen (Mark and the Castor clones) and co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson look back at last season before filming begins on Season 4. Orphan Black Season 3 is currently on VOD. For those new to the Clone Club, you can also start watching the BBC America series by streaming the first two seasons on Amazon Prime or download the entire series from any of the major digital platforms.



6:00pm
A Comics Life for Me: The Road from Fan to Pro
Friday July 10, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 9

Every day, behind-the-scenes people such as editors, designers, marketers, and even programmers work hard to make sure the comics you love get from the creator's hands to yours. Now's you're chance to learn how these comics luminaries and tastemakers got their start. Established comics pros David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder and CEO), Bobbie Chase (VP talent development, DC Entertainment), Chris Roberson (iZombie co-creator, co-publisher at Monkeybrain Comics), Dafna Pleban (editor, BOOM! Studios) and special surprise guests impart the knowledge you need to get your foot in the door and become a comics industry rock star. Moderated by Chip Mosher (comiXology VP of communications and marketing).



6:00pm
Adobe Photoshop Insights from the Photoshop Team and Pros
Friday July 10, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 30CDE

Daniel Presedo (Photoshop), Chris Cox (Photoshop), Nikolai Svakhin (Photoshop), and Brian Haberlin (Witchblade, Anomaly) celebrate 25 years of Photoshop. Find out what's new in Photoshop, the industry standard for digital imaging, and then prepare for a lively discussion and Q&A.



6:00pm
How Ultimate Marvel Changed Everything
Friday July 10, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 7AB

Comics journalists Heidi MacDonald and Graeme McMillan join Vulture online's Abraham Riesman to look at the "Ultimate Marvel" line of comics that unexpectedly became a force that overhauled Marvel Comics, then became the most direct comics influence on the Marvel movies. But where did it go wrong?



6:00pm
Marvel Heroes 2015: More Amazing, Incredible, and Invincible Than Ever!
Friday July 10, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 25ABC

Marvel Heroes just celebrated two years as one of the best free-to-play multiplayer PC gaming experiences, and it just keeps getting bigger and better (or, in some cases, smaller and better). See what Gazillion has in store for the rest of 2015 and beyond, including the game's landmark 50th playable character. Expect some fun surprises, and come with some good questions for the Q&A session. Panelists include Gazillion's own David Brevik (CEO and creator of Diablo), Ryan Collins (creative designer/community manager), Bridget MacFarland (game designer), Andrew Hair (gameplay engineer), and Chris Baker (senior social media manager).



6:00pm
Media and Tie-In Writers 9th Annual Scribe Awards
Friday July 10, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 23ABC

Max Allan Collins (Mike Hammer), co-founder of the IAMTW, will announce the winners of this year's Scribe Awards for excellence in tie-in writing, including honoring this year's Grandmaster Award "Faust" winner, Terrance Dicks (Doctor Who). Join panelists Matt Forbeck (Halo), Christie Golden (Star Wars), Glenn Hauman (Star Trek), Jonathan Maberry (X-Files), George Mann (Doctor Who), Cavan Scott (Doctor Who), and Josh Vogt (Pathfinder Tales) for a freewheeling look at one of the most popular and yet underappreciated branches of the writing trade.



6:00pm
Queer Representation in All-Ages and Youth Media
Friday July 10, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 28DE

Many people have often dismissed queer content as adult content, inappropriate for kids. However, as we've seen in the popularity and successes of Legends of Korra, Steven Universe, and Lumberjanes, LGBTQIA+ and queer characters and storylines resonate with young audiences. Moderator Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes) and panelists James Tynion IV (The Woods, Memetic, UFOlogy), Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes), Molly Ostertag (Strong Female Protagonist), and Dan Parent (Kevin Keller) discuss how we can better include healthy representations and how to make them standard practice.



6:00pm
Simpsons Collectors Group
Friday July 10, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 14A

Simpsons collectors of the world, unite! Take a break from the busy Comic-Con floor and get a chance to meet some of your fellow collectors of Simpsons merchandise from all over the country. Meet the other Simpsons collectors you see on the message board and put faces to names. This gathering, hosted by the staff of the Simpsons Collectors website, is a great chance to network with other collectors and share your experiences in the hobby.



6:00pm
Spotlight on Jerry Beck
Friday July 10, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 4

Animation historian Jerry Beck (The 50 Greatest Cartoons, The Hanna Barbera Treasury, The Spongebob Squarepants Experience) discusses his career as a writer, researcher, animation producer, blogger (for Animation Scoop and Cartoon Research) and cartoon DVD curator (Looney Tunes Golden Collection). He will screen several rare animation clips and discuss the reasons some of your favorite animated films have never been released on home video. He'll also announce news of several exciting archival animation projects he's been working on. Join Jerry for this Q&A session moderated by Danny Fingeroth (author, Stan Lee Universe and Superman on the Couch).



6:00pm
Starz: Ash vs. Evil Dead
Friday July 10, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 6A

Original filmmakers Sam Raimi (executive producer, director, writer), Rob Tapert (executive producer), Bruce Campbell (executive producer and star of the series, Ash), Ivan Raimi (co-exeuctive producer), and Craig DiGregorio (executive producer), along with Lucy Lawless (Ruby), discuss the highly anticipated new series and what fans can expect in the premiere season.



6:00pm
The Future of Mexican Animation in the U.S.
Friday July 10, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 29AB

This panel, moderated by Edward James Olmos, features filmmakers Ricardo Arnaiz and Mike Kunkel, as well as Ricardo Gomez Quinones (Kaxan), Andres Reyes Botello (Boxel), and Veronica Arceo (Nahuala Productions) who will share their experiences on producing the Mexican/American animated movie El Americano 3D and share inside information about independent distribution and their future projects. They will be joined by a group of Mexican and American producers, directors, and animators from Animex, Anima Estudios, Huevocartoon, Boxel, Imagination Films, Metacube, and Kaxan, who will also premiere their animated movies in the U.S. during 2015 and 2016.



6:00pm
The Visit
Friday July 10, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) discuss The Visit, their upcoming thriller from Universal Pictures.



6:00pm
The Writer's Journey: Breaking into Comics and Hollywood Scriptwriting
Friday July 10, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 32AB

If you are an unpublished writer with dreams of making it in the transmedia marketplace and you don't know how or where to begin, this is the panel for you. Hollywood screenwriters and graphic novel producers share insider information, publishing secrets, and the professional realities on how to develop your ideas into a viable comics proposal. Moderated by 2015 Disney/ABC Writing Program winner and 2014 Eisner Award nominee Brandon Easton (Marvel's Agent Carter,ThunderCats, Watson & Holmes), the panel includes Geoffrey Thorne (Leverage, The Librarians), Marc Zicree (Star Trek: the Next Generation, Space Command), Erika Alexander (Concrete Park, Living Single), and Tony Puryear (Concrete Park, the Schwarzenegger film Eraser). Topics will include how to hire artists and build a strong contract, how to seek out a publisher, and how to navigate the tough new world of intellectual property management in the digital frontier.



6:30pm
Building the Modern (Super)Heroine
Friday July 10, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 26AB

More and more, heroines are being positioned front and center on the page and screen-Katniss, Agent Carter, Tris, Furiosa, Wonder Woman, and Captain Marvel, just to name a few. What do creators and fans want out of a powerful female protagonist? How can you pay tribute to the heroines of the past while still looking toward the future? What's the difference between writing established heroines and creating your own? And how can one best position and support these characters to usher in a whole new era of totally bad a*s (super)heroines across all platforms? This dynamic group of creators and expert commentators will discuss the challenges of building modern heroines in a variety of mediums. With Cecil Castellucci (Stone in the Sky), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Andrea Letamendi (psychologist, Arkham Sessions), Jose Molina (Agent Carter), and Babs Tarr (Batgirl). Moderated by Amy Ratcliffe (Star Wars online).



6:30pm
Creative Communities and the Scenius of Comics
Friday July 10, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 8

"Scenius" is what Brian Eno called the creativity that arises from communities; and it's brought about some of the best comics ever. Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), Tula Lotay (Supreme Blue Rose), Jen Vaughn (Vertigo), and Jen Wang (In Real Life) talk about what brings creative scenes together and how being part of a closely knit network has affected their work. Moderated by Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics).



6:30pm
Going Back in Time: A Discussion and Q&A with the Filmmakers Behind the Back to the Future Feature Documentary
Friday July 10, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 24ABC

Director Jason Aron, executive producer Louis Krubich, and producer Lee Leshen discuss, take questions, and show clips from their upcoming film Back in Time, the feature-length documentary that shows the films' influence on the public 30 years later. Dean Cundey (legendary cinematographer for all three Back to the Future films, in addition to iconic movies such as Hook, Jurassic Park and many more), will join the discussion and be available for questions during the Q&A.



6:30pm
Reinventing Horror for Comics and Film
Friday July 10, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 5AB

For eight years, Mark L. Miller (Pirouette/Ain't It Cool News editor) has gathered together a ghoulish ensemble of the best of the best in horror writers, artists, and filmmakers to discuss and dissect the horrors they make and what (if anything) scares them. This year, Mark gathers Ed Brisson (Sheltered/The Mantle), Matt Pizzolo (Godkiller/publisher, Black Mask Studios), and Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead (writers/directors Spring/Resolution) to talk about how to reinvent and revitalize the horror genre; pushing new limits, twisting old concepts, and crafting new terrors to keep you up at night.



6:45pm
Firefly Online: Return of the Browncoats
Friday July 10, 2015 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Room 6DE

The highly anticipated next chapter in the 'Verse, Firefly Online (FFO), is here! Andy Gore (executive producer), John O'Neill (technical director), Andrea Romano (voice director, Batman: The Animated Series), and David Joseph Wesley (composer) present the first and only officially licensed video game based on the cult-hit TV show Firefly. Witness an exclusive reveal of the game's first 10 minutes (featuring the voice talents of the Big Damn Heroes), followed by a Q&A session. Also expect giveaways, a live performance featuring music from the game's original soundtrack, plus a possible surprise guest or two.
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