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Thursday, July 21st, 4:00pm - 6:45pm
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4:00pm —  5:00pm
Be A Financial Superhero Even If You Aren't Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Do you dream about quitting your day job to pursue your passion of being an artist, writer, or professional in the industry? Are you already in the business and need help with figuring out how to budget between paid contracts, deal with taxes, get credit, or determine the best way to raise and save cash for future projects? Join Karen Martin (Force4Creatives, Art FORM), Sean Nisil (Sigdestad Financial), and Eric O'Connor (Land Home Financial Services) for a panel on superhero financial planning and best practices for artists, writers, industry professionals, and all others interested. The discussion will follow with a Q&A of industry guests including Chris Neuhahn (Dreamworks Animation, McSteed TV), Alonso Nunez (Little Fish Comic Book Studio), and Erin Pennell (Rare Hare Studio, Art FORM), who will talk about financial challenges and successes in their fields.

4:00pm —  5:00pm
CBLDF Podcast Live: Banned Authors Speak Out
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund protects the comics that come under fire, but what is it that makes these comics so dangerous? San Diego music icon Rob Crow interviews Goon creator Eric Powell and special surprise guests for a freewheeling discussion about what makes comics loud, rebellious, and dangerous.

4:00pm —  5:00pm
Crockett Johnson's Barnaby: What Makes a Great Comic Strip
Room 29AB
Before Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, and Pogo, there was Barnaby. Crockett Johnson's classic strip combined fantasy and satire, a child's feeling of wonder and an adult's wariness, with highly literate jokes and a keen eye for the ridiculous. Johnson's biographer Philip Nel is joined by Eric Reynolds, co-editor of Fantagraphics's Barnaby series, cartoonist Jeff Smith (Bone), and moderator Thomas Spurgeon (The Comics Reporter). They'll talk about why the strip remains so influential and its place in the history of great American comics.

4:00pm —  5:00pm
Essential Deserted Island Comics
Room 28DE
So you're stranded on a deserted island. But good news: you can pick your favorite comics to get stuck with for the rest of your life! What essential comics will you be reading and rereading? You might know your own picks, but find out what some of comic's most exciting creators and tastemakers like Chris Roberson (co-creator, iZombie, writer,Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953), Jamal Igle (Molly Danger, Supergirl), Frank J. Barbiere (Avengers World, The Revisionist), and Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly, Manga Comics Manga) picked as their absolute top favorite deserted island comics they can't live without! Moderated by the comiXologist podcast crew Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski. This is a party game discussion no comics (or deserted island) fan can miss!

4:00pm —  5:00pm
Geek's More Greatest Movies & TV Never Made: The Threequel
Room 23ABC
In the panel that wowed Comic-Con last year, take another look back at some of the greatest genre projects that never made it to the silver and small screens, ranging fromStar Trek: The Academy Years and The Beginning, two Trek prequels that were never produced to E.T. 2, David Lynch'sRonnie Rocket to James Cameron's Spider-Man, Buckaroo Banzai Vs. The World Crime League, Wolfgang Peterson's Batman Vs. Superman, and many more. The discussion will include filmmakers Ashley E. Miller (writer, Thor, X-Men: First Class), Charles de Lauzirika (Blade Runner Blu-ray, Twin Peaks Blu-ray), Steve Melching (writer, The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Rebels), Christian Gossett (The Red Star), Thomas P. Vitale (movie and TV producer and former Syfy executive), Marc Bernardin (journalist), David E. Williams (Geek magazine), Luke Ryan (Chaotic Good), and moderator Glen C. Oliver (Ain't It Cool News).

4:00pm —  5:00pm
Marvel: Death of X
Room 5AB
One of the biggest questions coming out of the 8-month gap between Secret Wars and All-New All-Different Marvel has been, "What the heck happened between the X-Men and the Inhumans?" Join this panel for an exclusive look at new series Death of X, plus the latest on all X-Men and Inhumans titles with editor-in-chief Axel Alonso and Marvel talent scout Rickey Purdin, as well as James Asmus (All-New Inhumans) and Cullen Bunn (Uncanny X-Men).

4:00pm —  5:00pm
Retellings & Remixes
Room 32AB
From Cinderella to the Queen of Hearts, these authors know that "happily ever after" isn't always the end of the story. Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles, Heartless), Renee Ahdieh (The Rose and the Dagger), Colleen Houck (Recreated), Anna Todd (Imagines), Jodi Meadows (My Lady Jane), and Colleen Oakes (Queen of Hearts) dish about how they put a fresh twist on the classic tales we love. Moderated by Sam Maggs (Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy, Wonder Women).

4:00pm —  5:00pm
Silicon Valley Panel and Q&A
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
HBO's Silicon Valley, the Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated series, takes a comic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. Silicon Valley concluded its third season in June and will begin production on season 4 later this year. The panel will include co-creator and executive producer Mike Judge, executive producer Alec Berg, and cast members Thomas Middleditch (Richard Hendricks), Zach Woods (Jared Dunn), Kumail Nanjiani (Dinesh Chugtai), Martin Starr (Bertram Gilfoyle), and Amanda Crew (Monica Hall). Moderated by Dan Snierson (Entertainment Weekly).

4:00pm —  5:00pm
Spotlight on Jason Aaron
Room 25ABC
Comic-Con special guest and Eisner Award-nominated comics writer Jason Aaron (Star Wars, the Mighty Thor, Southern Bastards, Scalped) sits down for an open, unfiltered discussion of his work, the craft of writing and pretty much anything else you feel like asking about.

4:00pm —  5:00pm
The Forgotten Trio: Inkers, Letterers, and Colorists
Room 9
Many people often think of the artist and the writer as the masterminds who bring us our weekly comics. However, much credit should go to the colorists, inkers and letterers who put in hours of work to bring us what we love. A lively discussion with Dave Lanphear (veteran DC and Marvel letterer), Joshua Reed (letterer for Aspen'sSoulfire and Fathom), Beth Sotelo (colorist for IDW, DC Comics, Aspen), Matt "Batt" Banning (DC Rebirth: Batman, Superman/Wonder Woman), and Jessica Tseang (comic book historian) about how the comic book industry can change, the importance of their work, a brief look into their daily lives, and how to break into the career. There will a Q&A for budding colorists, inkers, and letterers.

4:00pm —  5:00pm
Top 10 Tips to Up Your Comics Art Game
Room 30CDE
You're a comics artist or you want to be. So how do you stand above the rest? In Andy Schmidt's 14-year career in comics as an editor (Marvel, IDW, Image titles) and a comics art educator at Comics Experience, he's seen every kind of artist you can imagine. Reilly Brown (Deadpool), comics artist and comics art instructor, has seen even more! From thousands of pages and pinups they have created a top 10 list of things that the strongest artists do to stand above the crowd. Todd Nauck will also be joining. They'll give you all 10 in this jaw-dropping panel.

4:00pm —  5:00pm
VIZ Media
Room 7AB
Come party with VIZ Media! And by party, we mean sit in a chair and listen to thrilling tales of upcoming releases and other Earth-shattering announcements from North America's largest distributor of manga and anime! VIZ Media has brought you thousands of your favorite titles, including huge hits like Naruto, Death Note, Sailor Moon, Ranma 1/2, Tokyo Ghoul, One-Punch Man and more! Warning: panel may include trivia, prizes, yelling, and probably some clapping.

4:00pm —  5:30pm
Comic-Con How-To: Painting in Acrylic
Room 2
A demonstration of painting techniques in acrylic paint, with an emphasis on storytelling.

4:15pm —  5:15pm
The Man in the High Castle
Room 6A
Amazon's most-streamed original series, The Man in the High Castle, returns to Comic-Con! Based on Philip K. Dick's Hugo Award-winning novel, the show depicts a haunting and unsettling reality that could have been if the Allied Powers had lost World War II and explores that world almost 20 years after that loss.Join executive producer Isa Dick Hackett, daughter of the late Philip K. Dick, along with members of the cast and crew to learn how starkly similar this world is to today and what's to come in season 2.

4:15pm —  5:55pm
Alistair1918
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
A World War I soldier accidentally time travels to present-day Los Angeles. Filthy, penniless, with no way to prove his identity, he struggles to find way back to his wife in 1918. Participating panelists include Annie K. McVey (director/actor), Guy Birtwhistle (actor/writer/producer), and Amy Motta (Grey's Anatomy, Mad Men).

4:30pm —  5:30pm
Cartoon Creatives: Women Power in Animation
Room 24ABC
While Women in Animation's initiative strives to have a 50/50 workforce in the animation world by 2025, there are women leading the charge right now, creating, innovating, and guiding cartoons into a future filled with talent that goes beyond gender, and their fans are loving every minute of it. Scheduled to appear are Lauren Faust (creator, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic), Brooke Keesling (director of animation talent development at Disney TV Animation), Lauren Montgomery (co-showrunner, Voltron Legendary Defenders), Stevie Wermers-Skelton (co-director, the upcoming Frozen Holiday Special), Gina Shay (producer, the upcoming Trolls), Katie Krentz (director of development: Cartoon Network, Steven Universe), Daron Nefcy (creator/executive producer, Star vs. the Forces of Evil) and Marge Dean (co-president, Women in Animation), talking about their experiences and upcoming projects. Moderated by Leslie Combemale of Animation Scoop.

4:30pm —  5:30pm
Christopher J. Priest: Adventures in the Funnybook Game
Room 4
Q&A session with veteran writer and editor Christopher J. Priest (Black Panther, Quantum & Woody, Deathstroke) covering his 38 years in the comics industry.

4:30pm —  5:30pm
MTV Teen Wolf
Ballroom 20
Executive producer Jeff Davis and the cast of Teen Wolf return to Comic-Con for the seventh consecutive year. The pack from MTV's hit series will dish on the upcoming season, answer fan questions, and share the first sneak peek of season 6.

4:30pm —  5:30pm
Skybound's The Walking Dead
Room 6DE
The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead franchise, Outcast), longtime artist of The Walking Dead Charlie Adlard, and Skybound Entertainment editorial director Sean Mackiewicz discuss all thingsThe Walking Dead and what's to come for the comics series as it approaches its 160th issue. This panel will be moderated by Jason Mantzoukas (The League, Brooklyn Nine-Nine).

4:30pm —  5:30pm
The Enduring Allure of Grimm's Fairy Tales: Live Reading and Discussion
Horton Grand Theatre
Award-winning narrators Kirby Heyborne, Jayne Entwistle, and Scott Brick present a live performance from Listening Library's full-cast audio collection Grimm's Fairy Tales, followed by a discussion moderated by Dan Zitt (VP, content production, Penguin Random House Audio) that will take listeners behind the scenes of the recording and exploring the enduring popularity of these classic stories.

4:30pm —  5:30pm
The Zone Show: Underground 3-D Comics
Room 26AB
The late Ray Zone was known as the "King of 3-D Comic Books," creating 3-D conversions for over 300 comics, including many underground books that he published under his banner "The 3-D Zone," featuring such artists as Robt. Williams, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, and Basil Wolverton. Zone also hosted a Los Angeles cable-access TV show in the early 1980s where he interviewed many of his artist collaborators. Eric Kurland (CEO of 3-D Space) and Lawrence Kaufman (chairman of the National Stereoscopic Association) will be joined by several of Ray Zone's friends and colleagues to take a look a look at his 3-D underground work, including video interviews from The Zone Show, not seen in over 30 years and only recently discovered and digitized.

4:30pm —  5:30pm
Vertigo
Room 8
Find out where some of your favorite titles are heading, and be the first to hear about the new series on deck for the fall from comics' most innovative imprint.

4:30pm —  6:00pm
Making Comics in the Library
Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library
Everything you need to know in order to run your own comic creation workshops! The panel will also provide tips and tricks for having comic book creators teach classes in the library, and discuss which computer programs and technology you can make available to patrons to help them make comics.

4:45pm —  5:45pm
USA Network's Colony Panel with the Cast and Creators
Room 6BCF
Colony fans: whose side are you on: the Collaborators or the Resistance? Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal, along with series stars, offer an exclusive inside look at the new season. When USA Network's critically acclaimed series Colony returns for season 2, mysterious intruders are still in control of a near-future Los Angeles. Will, played by Josh Holloway (Lost), has been cooperating with the Collaborators, but now that he knows his wife Katie's (Sarah Wayne Callies, The Walking Dead) secret, have they jeopardized any hope of getting their son back?

5:00pm —  6:00pm
Captain America 75th Anniversary
Room 9
Created by cartoonists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, Captain America has been wielding his shield, donning red, white, and blue, and fighting the good fight for 75 years. From Captain America Comics #1 to Captain America: Civil War, Steve Rogers has had a pretty decent 75 years, to say the least. Come celebrate "Cap" with Jim Simon (Son of Joe Simon) and Allen Bellman (artist, Captain America) all while being interviewed and questioned by former Kirby assistant, moderator Mark Evanier (author, Kirby: King of Comics).

5:00pm —  6:00pm
Comic Book Women: Working with Licensed vs. Creator Owned Characters
Room 5AB
What's the difference between creating original characters and playing in someone else's sandbox? Find out from these comic book pros who have worked both sides of the trenches: Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, X-Files), Sarah Gaydos (Star Trek, Batman Li'l Gotham), Mariah McCourt (True Blood, Angel), Barbara Randall Kesel (Hellboy, Sundown Crossroads), Sarah Kuhn (Barbie, Fresh Romance), Kel MacDonald (Misfits of Avalon, Buffy), and Ari Woods (Rick & Morty). Expect an hour of war stories and frank advice for new and established comics creators. Moderated by Casey Gilley (Comic Book Resources, Goners).

5:00pm —  6:00pm
DC Master Class: Art History
Room 30CDE
Class is in session as some of the greatest artists in the industry take this panel to school with an in-depth look at their creative process! DC Entertainment is proud to spotlight these talented individuals for this exclusive, all-access look at what it's like drawing for DC Comics and Vertigo!

5:00pm —  6:00pm
Fandom Diversified: Changing Dynamics of Nerd Media
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina
The world is entering a new renaissance in geekery. Now, more than ever, media personalities and journalists of color have a poignant and influential voice that resonates throughout nerd culture. From the Gamergate scandal to the advent of BlerdNation, both high and low points are heavily highlighted. This panel will talk to journalists and media personalities about meeting challenges head on, and how they are working to make change. They will get really real about the climate of nerddom today. Panelists includeValerie Complex (freelance writer), Jamie Broadnax (Black Girl Nerds), Rob Salkowitz (Forbes), Jen Yamato (Daily Beast), Cory Vincent (Nerdreactor), and Twitch stream gamer Amethyst Leon.

5:00pm —  6:00pm
Making a Living in Manga: From Fan to Pro
Room 29AB
It's one thing to cosplay at a con and draw fan art, but how can you turn your passion for manga, anime, and cosplay into a real career? Get the real deal on what it takes to make the leap from fan to pro from people who know what it takes to succeed, as well as the common pitfalls to avoid. Lillian Diaz-Pryzbyl (head of comics, Sparkler Monthly), Christopher Butcher (director, Toronto Comic Arts Festival), Mark DeVera (publishing sales manager, VIZ Media), Misaki C. Kido (marketing director, Kodansha Advanced Media), Mari Morimoto (translator, Naruto), Marlene First (editor, VIZ Media), and possibly a surprise guest or two talk about how they turned their passion for manga, anime, and cosplay into a career and what they look for when they're hiring artists, writers, and editors. Discussion will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly, Anime News Network).

5:00pm —  6:00pm
Queer History in Comics
Room 28DE
Queer characters and narratives are finding their way into a popular growing genre of comics with historical themes and stories. However, writing about the lives of LGTBQ past can present a number of challenges for comics creators today. How do writers and artists create a complete and honest view of historical queer characters and their stories? How do we balance modern labels and values to best represent these characters, their experiences, and the periods they lived in? What tools are available for researching queer lifestyles throughout history? Join Prism Comics and moderator Josh Trujillo (Love Machines), Joseph Hawkins (director of the USC ONE Archive), and creators Kez Pagtakhan (Until the Last Dog Dies), Trina Robbins (The Complete Wimmen's Comix), and Emily Willis (Cassius) as they discuss their work, inspirations, and challenges in presenting LGBTQ history through comics.

5:00pm —  6:00pm
Re-Imagining Reality: Bringing Games into the Real World with Ingress and Pokemon GO
Room 25ABC
John Hanke, founder of Niantic and pioneer of real world gaming, will examine the past, present and future of extending games beyond the screen and re-imagining reality through the lens of Ingress and Pokémon GO.
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5:00pm —  6:00pm
The Nappy Hour
Room 32AB
Comic-Con special guest Keith Knight (K Chronicles, The Knight Life) returns with his lightning-quick, oven-timer-ruled, roundtable discussion of all things nerdy concerning people of color. Panelists include award-winning nationally syndicated cartoonist, writer, and radio personality Lalo Alcaraz (Bordertown, La Cucaracha), vice president of TV development for 20th Century Fox Animation Roland Poindexter, and illustrator/graphic novelist Ashley A. Woods (Black Comix, Out of Sequence).

5:00pm —  6:00pm
Van Helsing
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Premiering exclusive first-look footage from Syfy's new series Van Helsing. Stars Kelly Overton (True Blood), Jonathan Scarfe (Hell on Wheels), and Christopher Heyerdahl (Twilight, True Blood) will join creator/showrunner Neil LaBute (In The Company of Men, Hell on Wheels) and executive producers Simon Barry (Continuum), Chad Oakes (Fargo, Hell on Wheels), and Mike Frislev (Fargo, Hell on Wheels) in a panel moderated by Holly Hines (Dynamic Television).

5:00pm —  6:00pm
Video Game Comics: Level Up
Room 23ABC
With Dark Horse, video game franchises found a foothold in comics. With a line of video game-related comics and deluxe art books, including the bestselling World of Warcraft: Chronicle, the publisher now works with the biggest studios and brands in the business. Dark Horse editor Ian Tucker is joined by representatives from DICE, 343 Studios, Microsoft, Blizzard, and BioWare for news and announcements on all your favorite video game tie-ins!

5:00pm —  6:00pm
World of Capcom
Room 7AB
Calling all Capcom fans! Moderator Matt Dahlgren (Capcom) hosts a panel packed with Capcom team members to present the company's latest and greatest video games. Capcom has been kicking out your favorite games for over three decades, and this panel is the place for fans of all ages to check out the new games they can look forward to.

5:30pm —  6:30pm
Cartoon Art Museum Family Drawing
Room 2
Draw with the Cartoon Art Museum! Join this family-friendly workshop for parents and their children to learn how to draw cartoons together in this sampler of the Cartoon Art Museum's seasonal Parent + Child classes. Meet the museum's program coordinator Nina Taylor Kester and comics pro/teacher Matt Harding. Plus, take home art supplies courtesy of Sakura of America and Strathmore paper!

5:30pm —  6:30pm
Dynamite Entertainment: The Art of the Deal
Room 8
In 2004, Dynamite Entertainment exploded into the world of licensed comics with the release of fan-favorite Army of Darkness. Since that time, the little publisher that could has grown into the leading publisher that does. The company has become the industry leader in books based on film, television, video games, and more, with such diverse world-renowned brands as Atari, James Bond, Grumpy Cat, Bob's Burgers and so many more! Dynamite CEO/publisher Nick Barrucci, senior editor Joseph Rybandt, and surprise guests reveal the shape of comics to come!

5:30pm —  6:30pm
Kotobukiya Summer Preview and Product Update
Room 26AB
Join Kotobukiya for their first-ever panel at SDCC! Get a behind-the-scenes look at how their products are developed along with updates on your favorite brands. Q&A session and special giveaways.

5:30pm —  6:30pm
Mormons in Comics
Room 4
Theric Jepson (Monsters & Mormons, Redneck Eldritch) gives a history of Mormon writers and artists who have created comics over the past 100 years. Trevor Alvord (curator of contemporary Mormonism at the Harold B Lee Library, Brigham Young University) discusses how librarians/archivists can leverage comic art in their collections and shares the art he has commissioned at cons around the world by saying to artists: Draw what you think when you hear "Mormon."

5:30pm —  6:30pm
Nerdist TV: The Boundary Pushers
Room 6A
Great TV takes risks, and few people do it as well as the creators of our favorite sci-fi, fantasy, and genre fare. Moderator Alicia Lutes (Nerdist's managing editor, co-host/creator of Fangirling) and several of your favorite TV creators talk about how some of the small screen's greatest, most shocking, and exciting turns have paved the way for a better, more binge-worthy future

5:30pm —  6:30pm
The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con: To Bechdel, Or Not to Bechdel
Room 24ABC
You might be seeing more popular media starring women, but are there more that are actually about women? With so many stories failing the Bechdel Test (a test that measures whether a story has two women in it who talk about something other than a man), it leaves many wondering if pop culture is making any progress at all. Here to discuss the Bechdel test as well as diversity in media (and the lack thereof), are Action Flick Chick, Katrina Hill (100 Greatest Graphic Novels), Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy, Star Wars Psychology), Jennifer Stuller (Ink-Stained Amazons, GeekGirlCon), Patricia Tallman (Babylon 5, Quest Retreats), Jessica Tseang (Little Geek Girls, Girl on Geek), Tony B. Kim (Hero Within, Crazy4ComicCon), Ashley Bles (Henderson State University), and moderator Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia, Most Craved).

5:45pm —  6:30pm
Sausage Party Filmmaker Conversation
Horton Grand Theatre
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been the masterminds behind some of the world's most outrageous, inventive, and hilarious comedies, and now they are going into the world of animation for Sony Pictures and Annapurna Pictures' Sausage Party: the world's first R-rated CG animated comedy. The film is about a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery story. Not only will you hear all about it as Seth and Evan lead a conversation, you can see the movie for yourself. Following the conversation, stay for the pre-party and screening at Horton Plaza.

5:45pm —  6:45pm
Marvel's Luke Cage
Ballroom 20
The cast of the upcoming Netflix original series Marvel's Luke Cage make their first-ever appearance, answering questions and giving fans a look at exclusive footage from the highly anticipated series, ahead of its September 30 global debut on Netflix. Moderated by Jeph Loeb (executive producer and Marvel's Head of Television).

5:45pm —  6:45pm
The Core of Collecting
Room 6DE
What makes something collectible? From scale replicas to the rising tide of tiny treasures, leading industry experts from Sideshow Collectibles, Gentle Giant, Loot Crate, Triforce, DC Collectibles, ThinkGeek, Weta Workshop Collectibles, and Dark Horse Deluxe dive into their process, reveal upcoming collectibles, and explore just how they navigate the vast sea of props, characters, vessels, and more to create the compelling collectibles we all crave. Moderated by Comic-Con HQ, this panel is a collector's paradise with special rewards for the biggest fans and an introduction from lifelong collector, Mark Hamill.

6:00pm —  7:00pm
Being a Nerd for a Living: IGN Talks Movies, TV and Comics
Room 7AB
Join the crew from IGN to hear how they turned their nerdy passions into careers, and then stick around for the fan Q&A. Panelists include editors Joshua Yehl (comics), Jim Vejvoda (movies), Terri Schwartz (movies/TV), Scott Collura (movies), Eric Goldman (TV), Alanah Pearce (toys & culture), and Naomi Kyle (host).

6:00pm —  7:00pm
Bringing Primetime to Comic Shops: All About Comics From Television
Room 29AB
Writers from both TV and comics discuss the challenges and triumphs of translating hit TV shows into comic books. Whether it's crucial differences in script timing or translating the legacy of fan-favorite shows to a new medium and new audience, these pros have seen it all. Featuring Joelle Sellner (Saved by the Bell), Geoff Thorne (Knight Rider), Lesley Vamos (Punky Brewster), Mairghread Scott (Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs), and Jonathan London (Miami Vice).

6:00pm —  7:00pm
Bubble Comics Russia: How to Create a Comic Book Industry from Scratch
Room 32AB
Bubble Comics is the largest publishing house in Russia. In five years it managed to grow from a small publisher to a major studio that makes original comics, games, toys and even movies! Furthermore, Bubble Comics pretty much made the modern Russian comic book industry as it is known today. But how did it become possible? Artem Gabrelyanov (CEO, founder), and Roman Kotkov (editor-in-chief) will share their experience and explain how the whole comic book industry can be created from scratch.

6:00pm —  7:00pm
Chicano Comics and Public Art in San Diego
Room 25ABC
Learn about San Diego's vibrant popular arts scene in Barrio Logan, SDSU, and UCSD. Panelists will cover Chicano comics and strips, public murals, Chicano superheros, magic, and mythology. Moderated by Peruvian muralist and Chicano Park curator Mario Torrero, with panelists Lalo Alcaraz (nationally syndicated cartoonist, La Cucaracha), Border X gallery owner David BorderX, and comics illustrator Joaquin Junco. Celebrating the rich Chicano tradition of graphic story telling from newspaper to comic to public spaces.

6:00pm —  7:00pm
Funimation Industry Panel
Room 9
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America's largest anime distributor, Funimation.

6:00pm —  7:00pm
Inside the Voice Actors Studio
Room 30CDE
Bang Zoom! Entertainment brings you this one-hour panel/workshop about voice acting that covers practical dubbing techniques, important issues such as studio protocol, and what to expect at your first audition. This is a great opportunity for attendees interested in the voice-acting profession to get firsthand advice and experience from the pros in an intimate yet dynamic setting. You will learn directly from some of the best voice actors and directors in the world and also get some inside information on how to break in and what the industry is really like.

6:00pm —  7:00pm
LGBTQ Geek Year in Review
Room 28DE
The past year has once again been filled with key moments in comics, TV, movies, animation, and games that every queer geek should know about. The panel will discuss the significance of these events to the greater LGBTQ community. Moderated by P. Kristen Enos (Prism Comics, Web of Lives), panelists include Diane Anderson-Minshall (The Advocate, Plus), Nick Adams (director, GLAAD's Transgender Media Program), Mike Ciriaco (LA Weekly, Monday Mouth-Off), Amber Garza (Geeks OUT/Flame Con, Sequential Rights), Chelsea Steiner (AfterEllen, Autostraddle), and Amelia Vaughn (Huffington Post, Riptide Publishing).

6:00pm —  7:00pm
Mad About MAD
Room 5AB
MAD, the country's #1-selling humor magazine (in a field of 1), is dumber than ever! MAD magazine editor John Ficarra and art director Sam Viviano present a ridiculous peek at what's happening at the magazine and an epically moronic Q&A that's bound to be, well, MAD! (Prizes will be awarded for most moronic questions!)

6:00pm —  7:00pm
Masquerade 101
Room 23ABC
For costumers, future costumers, and those who simply enjoy watching on-stage costume shows, this overview of fan convention competitions will discuss their workings, their history, how they differ from one convention type to another, the judging process, and what it takes to win. Also included are tips on costume research, planning, fabrication methods, and stage presentations ideas for taking original and re-created designs from concept to stage-ready and have fun doing it! Panelists include Jennifer King (cosplay contest coordinator), Cheryll Del Rosario (award-winning Masquerade costumer and HCC cosplayer since 2003), Allan Lavigne (Bay Area fan costumer and superhero armor fabricator), John Ruff (San Diego Comic-Con/WonderCon Masquerade assistant coordinator), and moderator Martin Jaquish (San Diego Comic-Con/WonderCon Masquerade coordinator for the past 25 years).

6:00pm —  7:00pm
Streetpass San Diego: Gaming Communities and Changing with Time
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Admins of Streetpass San Diego Adolfo Coronel, Michelle Hernandez, Ben Avecilla, Chris McAtamney, and Jahaziel Aguilera, along with moderator Ian Luckey (Kirby's Dream Band, Patient Corgi), discuss the problems and solutions to keeping gaming communities relevant, focusing on changing with and adapting to the time. Expect talks on the past, present, and even future of gaming communities. There will also be a Q&A for anyone interested in starting their own community or facing issues with expanding or maintaining their local community.

6:00pm —  7:00pm
USA Network's Mr. Robot: Panel Discussion with the Cast
Room 6BCF
Hello, friend. USA's Golden Globe Award-winning series, Mr. Robot, is making its Comic-Con debut. Go behind the scenes with stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and season 2 newcomer Grace Gummer as they discuss the series' exciting second season. Mr. Robot follows Elliot, a cyber-security engineer who becomes involved in the underground hacker group fsociety, after being recruited by their mysterious leader. Season 2 explores the consequences of fsociety's 5/9 hack on multi-national company Evil Corp. as well as the illusion of control.

6:00pm —  7:00pm
PANEL: Independent Filmmaking for Low-Budget Features and Web Series
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Chris Ray (managing partner of DeInstitutionalized Films), Gerald Webb (managing partner of DeInstitutionalized Films), and special guest James Cullen Bressack (writer/director/producer) share their collective wisdom on how to independently produce your indie project with a low budget.

6:00pm —  7:30pm
Comedy Central's Drunk History and Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Come learn about the history of Comedy Central's Drunk History! Derek Waters (co-creator/host/director) and other panelistss will walk you through how this liquored-up narration of American history works, with the help of an ever-changing cast of intoxicated actors and comedians. Booze helps bring out the truth; it's just that sometimes the truth is a little incoherent! From humble beginnings as a digital series to three seasons on Comedy Central, with season 4 ready to premiere this fall, Derek and friends have plenty of stories to share from the making of the show. Stop by to get an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming season, a Q&A with some surprise guests and plenty more Drunk History debauchery! The party continues with a look at Comedy Central's newest animated series: Legends of Chamberlain Heights, premiering this September after South Park! The series mixes raucous comedy and social commentary, centering on three high school basketball benchwarmers: Jamal, Grover, and Milk. The three freshman friends tackle life with some wins and some losses, but failure doesn't faze them since they're legends, even if it's just in their own minds. Legends of Chamberlain Heights is executive produced by Bento Box Entertainment's Joel Kuwahara and Scott Greenberg (Bob's Burgers, Brickleberry, The Awesomes), along with showrunner Devon Shepard (Being Mary Jane, House of Lies, Weeds). The Simpsons veteran artist Brad Ableson developed the original concept with former UCLA basketball players Quinn Hawking and Josiah Johnson, who used their own legendary bench-warming experience to provide the inspiration for the main characters. Join the Legends squad for this exclusive, first-ever sneak peek of Comedy Central's next big animated hit!

6:30pm —  7:30pm
Comics PR & Marketing 101
Room 8
Need tips on how to market your comic, or have questions about building relationships in the comics industry? This is the panel for you! Sit in on this enlightening roundtable discussion, revealing all the secrets of doing marketing and PR. Comics marketing and PR veteran Chip Mosher (comiXology senior director communications) hosts David Hyde (founder, Superfan Promotions), Hunter Gorison (Valiant director of marketing, communications & digital media), and Hope Nicholson (publisher, Bedside Press) for a wide-ranging discussion.

6:30pm —  7:30pm
Death and the High Cost of Resurrection
Room 26AB
They call it a "Comic Book Death" when a major fictional character is killed off, but the audience doesn't believe they will stay dead. Does it damage stories when their heroes and villains refuse to remain in the grave? How emotionally invested can an audience be when big consequences are easily reversed? Bestselling horror/fantasy author Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire), comic creator and former Marvel/IDW editor Andy Schmidt, and others discuss the ramifications of resurrection with moderator Adron Buske (Nerd for a Living podcast).

6:30pm —  7:30pm
SuperheroIRL: How Pop Culture Media Brings Justice and Healing
Room 24ABC
Can caped crusaders inspire you to find your inner courage? Calling on top TV and film celebs to rally to end bullying at Pop Culture Hero Coalition's panel. Experts in psychology and human rights activism will discuss practical strategies to navigate harassment, both online and IRL. Panelists include award-winning author and Coalition co-founder Carrie Goldman (Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear), Andrea Letamendi, Ph.D. (psychologist, The Arkham Sessions), Janina Scarlet, Ph.D. (author, Superhero Therapy), Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley (founders, NOH8 Campaign), Kate Langrall Folb (director, USC Hollywood, Health & Society), United Nations Association president Bettina Hausmann, and Coalition founder Chase Masterson (Star Trek, The Flash). The panel will also discuss what works (and what doesn't) when addressing showrunners and actors about plot lines and character relationships (hint: it's not bullying!) Join in this powerful discussion on how stories from comics, film, and TV can mobilize us to overcome bullying, racism, misogyny, LGBT-bullying, and other forms of hate and become heroes in our everyday lives.

6:30pm —  7:30pm
Swipe Right with Simon and Schuster
Room 4
Matt Pantaliano (marketing), Jodie Hockensmith (publicity), Nicholas Elliott (marketing), Catherine Hayden (marketing), and Liesa Abrams (marketing) give a sneak peek at the hottest books and properties coming from Simon & Schuster to give readers their perfect match. Their discussion will be moderated by Jon Anderson (executive vice president, publisher), and attendees will take home an exclusive prize.

6:45pm —  7:45pm
Behind The Scenes of Overwatch's Newest Hero
Room 6A
Blizzard developers James Waugh (director of story & creative development), Michael Chu (senior designer, Overwatch), and Arnold Tsang (assistant art director, Overwatch) present a behind-the-scenes look into the creative process of developing the art, design, and story for Overwatch's newest hero. Q&A session moderated by Kim Phan (senior manager, esports).
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