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Saturday: Hidden Gems (2017)
« on: June 30, 2017, 11:48:27 AM »
Post your hidden gems for panels on Friday, July 22, 2017!!

Here are some of mine:

10:00am — 11:00am
Space . . . The Final Escape
Room 7AB
What is it about outer space that keeps us coming back to imagine the possibilities? Whether battling alien life forms in a far away galaxy or facing life or death technical dangers aboard a space station, we return to the stories that celebrate space and the triumph of the human spirit to explore and survive in it. Blast off with Claudia Gray (Defy the Stars), Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), James S. A. Corey (Persepolis Rising), and Andy Weir (Artemis), led by Captain Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy.

10:00am — 11:00am
Spotlight on March Creators Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
Room 23ABC
The record-breaking success of the March trilogy by Civil Rights icon John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell has pushed the comics medium to incredible new heights. March is the first graphic novel to win the National Book Award, Coretta Scott King Book Award, or Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the first graphic novel since Maus to reach the New York Times Nonfiction Best Seller list, and the first book in history to receive four simultaneous awards from the American Library Association. Now, join the authors for an emotional look back at their stunning accomplishment-and the way it's inspiring new generations to speak up, speak out, and move their feet.

11:00am — 12:00pm
Comics Greats on Will Eisner's The Spirit
Room 4
Originally a syndicated Sunday newspaper comic insert, Will Eisner's The Spirit is still acclaimed for its great artwork, imaginative splash pages, unforgettable characters, and attention-grabbing storytelling. Hear Danny Fingeroth (Spider-Man group editor, comics historian), Denis Kitchen (publisher, writer, comix cartoonist), Sergio Aragonés (cartoonist, MAD magazine, Groo), Jeff Smith (cartoonist, Bone, RASL), Joe Staton (cartoonist, Dick Tracy) and, on videotape, Jules Feiffer (Pulitzer Prize and Oscar-winning cartoonist and screenwriter) talk about the impact of The Spirit on their own careers. Hear about their favorite Spirit adventures and learn why Will Eisner's original Spirit stories are still in print today with new comics appearing monthly.

11:00am — 12:00pm
Costume Design for Screen
Room 23ABC
Costume Designers Guild members Ann Foley (costume designer, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Kim Adams (costume designer, Stranger Things, Halt and Catch Fire), Ivy Thaide (assistant costume designer, How to Get Away with Murder, The Mindy Project), Jill O'Hanneson (costume designer, Preacher), Kiersten Ronning (costume designer, Supergirl), Marlene Stewart (costume designer, Oblivion, Tropic Thunder), Ruth Carter (costume designer, Black Panther, Serenity), and Samantha Kuester (costume designer, Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return) talk about the process of designing costumes for screen. The designers will also answer questions from the audience.

11:30am — 12:30pm
Kodansha Comics: Akira, Sailor Moon, Battle Angel Alita, and More!
Room 8
The global manga publisher Kodansha Comics is here with exciting new series and new editions of classics, including Akira, Sailor Moon, The Ghost in the Shell, and Battle Angel Alita, with a special appearance by Eisner-nominated Princess Jellyfish editor Yuki Sukemune. Enjoy a rare opportunity to speak with someone involved in the Japanese manga production process, as well as editors and localizers for your favorite manga, including Fairy Tail, Noragami, and Attack on Titan, plus free books and promo items!

11:30am — 12:30pm
Warner Archive's Monsters From Hell
Room 5AB
Warner Archive Collection (WAC), Trailers From Hell and Famous Monsters of Filmland join forces to spotlight some of the most beloved (and sometimes overlooked) monster/dinosaur films of the past 70 years. Revel in WAC's high-definition remastering of cult classics ranging from When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, The Valley of Gwangi, Demon Seed, and From Hell It Came to soon-to-be-released on Blu-ray surprises. Trailers From Hell film gurus Mike Mendez (Big a$$ Spider, Tales of Halloween) join WAC podcasters Matthew Patterson and D. W. Ferranti will delve deep into insights, stories, and peeks behind the scenes of these fan favorites. Gary Miereanu moderates the proceedings.

12:00pm — 1:00pm
CBLDF: Comics Change the World: The History of Activism in Comics
Room 11
From the medium's earliest days, activists have taken to the comics form to communicate their messages to the world. CBLDF deputy director Alex Cox brings you on an image-filled march through more than a century of comics activism, revealing the history of how comics can change the world!

12:30pm — 1:30pm
DC's Harley Quinn: Celebrating 25 Years
Room 6DE
Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Harleen Quinzel made her first appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, and what a debut it was! An instant fan favorite-and her popularity has been meteoric ever since! Come celebrate her first appearance anniversary with some of the key contributors to this modern icon.

12:30pm — 1:30pm
Westworld: Beyond Frontier Law
Room 5AB
The fantastic yet twisted world created in the HBO hit Westworld presents numerous legal questions and conundrums. Join the all-star posse of Ninth Circuit Justice John B. Owens, co-creator and executive producer (and Harvard Law graduate) Lisa Joy, Professor Betsy Rosenblatt, and other legal minds as they discuss the top legal questions posed in the groundbreaking show, from what corporate duties have been breached by Dr. Ford and the rest of the staff, to managing the park's liability obligations, to the "human" rights of robots (or absence thereof), to just who owns the intellectual property created by the robot Hosts. (This program is approved for one credit of California MCLE.)

1:00pm — 2:00pm
Women Rocking Hollywood: Female Directors Changing the Faces of Film and Television
Room 23ABC
Wonder Woman broke all records in Hollywood for a film helmed by a female director. Now what? While there's still a long way to go before women, who make up 51% of the population, are represented proportionately behind the camera, shows like Jessica Jones, Queen Sugar, and The Leftovers are making a huge difference by committing to the inclusion of female directors. This panel focuses on the incredibly talented, successful women who are expanding opportunities for women in film, who have made noise and are winning awards with their work on both the big and small screens. Scheduled to appear: Kirsten Schaffer (executive director, Women in Film LA), Tina Mabry (writer/producer/director, Queen Sugar, Queen of the South), Rosemary Rodriguez (director, Jessica Jones, Sneaky Pete, The Good Wife), Lesli Linka Glatter (director/producer, Homeland ; director, The Walking Dead, The Leftovers), Victoria Mahoney (director, Queen Sugar, Gypsy, American Crime), Angela Robinson (writer/director, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, True Blood), and Gina Prince-Bythewood (writer/director, Love & Basketball, Beyond the Lights). Moderated by Leslie Combemale (Cinema Siren).
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Re: Saturday: Hidden Gems (2017)
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 10:17:57 AM »
Space . . . The Final Escape

What is it about outer space that keeps us coming back to imagine the possibilities? Whether battling alien life forms in a far away galaxy or facing life or death technical dangers aboard a space station, we return to the stories that celebrate space and the triumph of the human spirit to explore and survive in it. Blast off with Claudia Gray (Defy the Stars), Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), James S. A. Corey (Persepolis Rising), and Andy Weir (Artemis), led by Captain Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy.
Saturday July 22, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 7AB

Rising Stars in Tech: Drivers of Innovation and Entertainment

This panel spotlights contributors from the worlds of virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, sustainable tech, and robotics. Some of the notable companies on hand include JPL, Mira Labs, and Bandai.
Saturday July 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

The Secrets of Drawing with Science

Wei Xu, Ph.D. (artist, mathematician, computer scientist, author, professor) unveils the scientific secrets for identifying, organizing, and duplicating shapes, the core steps for scientifically mastering observational drawing.
Saturday July 22, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 11

The Guild 10th Anniversary Reunion!

Help the cast of the groundbreaking web series The Guild celebrate their 10th anniversary! Felicia Day, Sandeep Parikh, Jeff Lewis, Robin Thorsen, Vince Caso, and Amy Okuda are joined by director Sean Becker to reminisce and catch up with fans. Moderated by The Guild producer Kim Evey.
Saturday July 22, 2017 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

10 Points to Slytherin: Why Good Fans Love Evil Characters

It's time to get in touch with your dark side! Forget those boring heroes-fandom loves striking and iconic villains. Loki, Harley Quinn, Darth Vader-with their fascinating backstories, dangerous aesthetics, and devil-may-care attitudes, it's easy to see why many fans self-identify with the bad guys. But what does it say about you when you proudly claim allegiance to Slytherin House, the 501st Legion, or the Agents of Hydra? This interactive panel will explore fan fascination with fictional antagonists with TV writer Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica), New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti (Blood Brothers series, The Dark Protectors series), writer and producer Christine Boylan (Once Upon a Time, Castle), comics writer Erica Schultz (Charmed, Swords of Sorrow), and writer and editor Kendall Ashley (Nerdist, Geek & Sundry). Moderated by podcast host Adron Buske (Nerd for a Living, Fictitious).
Saturday July 22, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 26AB

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Re: Saturday: Hidden Gems (2017)
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2017, 10:25:42 AM »
I found more (if that's possible-I found a bunch above!)

6:45pm — 7:45pm
X-Files: A Conversation Between David Duchovny and Dirk Maggs
Room 6A
Liquefying aliens. Hissing creatures. Humming spacecraft. This is the otherworldly soundscape of The X-Files: Cold Cases -an Audible original drama that reunites David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, and a cast of familiar voices from the iconic series. Duchovny and Cold Cases producer Dirk Maggs talk about revisiting the rich, sonic tapestry of the X-Files universe, what it means to tell more of Mulder and Scully's story, and how fans can join the duo's investigations and experience them like never before by putting on a pair of headphones. Fans may even find out what's canon and what's not.
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Re: Saturday: Hidden Gems (2017)
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2017, 12:43:03 PM »
10:00am — 11:00am     
Space . . . The Final Escape     
Room 7AB     

What is it about outer space that keeps us coming back to imagine the possibilities? Whether battling alien life forms in a far away galaxy or facing life or death technical dangers aboard a space station, we return to the stories that celebrate space and the triumph of the human spirit to explore and survive in it. Blast off with Claudia Gray (Defy the Stars), Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), James S. A. Corey (Persepolis Rising), and Andy Weir (Artemis), led by Captain Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy.     

10:00am — 11:00am     
Spotlight on March Creators Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell     
Room 23ABC 
   
The record-breaking success of the March trilogy by Civil Rights icon John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell has pushed the comics medium to incredible new heights. March is the first graphic novel to win the National Book Award, Coretta Scott King Book Award, or Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the first graphic novel since Maus to reach the New York Times Nonfiction Best Seller list, and the first book in history to receive four simultaneous awards from the American Library Association. Now, join the authors for an emotional look back at their stunning accomplishment-and the way it's inspiring new generations to speak up, speak out, and move their feet.     
     
12:30pm — 1:30pm     
Westworld: Beyond Frontier Law     
Room 5AB
     
The fantastic yet twisted world created in the HBO hit Westworld presents numerous legal questions and conundrums. Join the all-star posse of Ninth Circuit Justice John B. Owens, co-creator and executive producer (and Harvard Law graduate) Lisa Joy, Professor Betsy Rosenblatt, and other legal minds as they discuss the top legal questions posed in the groundbreaking show, from what corporate duties have been breached by Dr. Ford and the rest of the staff, to managing the park's liability obligations, to the "human" rights of robots (or absence thereof), to just who owns the intellectual property created by the robot Hosts. (This program is approved for one credit of California MCLE.)     

1:00pm — 2:00pm     
Jack Kirby's 100th Birthday Celebration with IDW!     
Room 25ABC
     
IDW is showcasing an impressive library of eight(!) Artist's Editions featuring Kirby's original Marvel and DC art in full size. IDW president Greg Goldstein hosts this stellar birthday tribute with superstar creators Walter Simonson and Kevin Eastman, who will share their Kirby remembrances and influences, along with senior editor Scott Dunbier, creative director at IDW PDX Dirk Wood, and perhaps even a surprise guest or two. Everyone who attends will receive a "birthday" gift! One lucky fan will go home with an Artist's Edition!   

6:30pm —  7:30pm
Hulu and Seth Rogen's Future Man
Room 6BCF

Get an exclusive sneak peek at Hulu's upcoming outrageous and visually bold action comedy Future Man about a janitor by day/gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time and prevent the extinction of humanity. Director and executive producer Seth Rogen (This Is the End), creators Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir (Sausage Party), showrunner Ben Karlin (The Daily Show), and stars Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings), and Derek Wilson (Preacher) will participate in a panel moderated by Paul Scheer (The League) to discuss the series, time travel, and the global threat of oral herpes.

7:30pm —  8:30pm
Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars
Room 7AB

Just in time for the 20th anniversary of the original Starship Troopers (1997), fans will experience the next chapter in the cult franchise with the all-new, CG-animated movie, Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars. Written by Ed Neumeier, who crafted the screenplay for the original Starship Troopers, Traitor of Mars serves as a direct storyline sequel to the live-action, 1997 movie. Fans will hear directly from filmmakers, including director Shinji Aramaki, co-director Masaru Matsumoto, and producer Joseph Chou, and franchise star Casper Van Dien as they debut never-before-seen footage and discuss the return of iconic fan-favorite characters Johnny Rico and Dizzy Flores, all ahead of the film’s fall release. The panel will be moderated by Stephen Kramer Glickman (comedian/actor).

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Re: Saturday: Hidden Gems (2017)
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017, 08:36:54 AM »
SO. MANY. This is the pared down list and I'll rank top 3 at the end for you guys.

11:00am - 12:00pm
Who Cleans up the Mess?
Room 29AB

Political activist and blogger Rena Marrocco (The Liberal Diva) hosts a viewing of a few epic battle scenes and talks to elected officials, including San Diego City Councilmember David Alvarez, Oceanside City Councilmember Esther Sanchez, California State Treasurer John Chiang, California State Assembly Member Nathan Fletcher, and Mayor Racquel Vasquez (Lemon Grove), about what it would take to repair the damage done if such battles happened in real life. Topics will include procedures, cost, time and legislative fallout.

11:00am - 12:00pm
From Fandom to Creator
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Jamie Broadnax (managing editor and creator of Black Girl Nerds) and Eliyannah Amirah Yisrael (director and creator of Hermione Granger and the Quarter Life Crisis) discuss taking the leap from being a fan to becoming a content creator. Along with Robyn Jordan (co-founder and community manager of Black Girls Create), Jamie and Eliyannah will share how their participation in fandom communities inspired their creative endeavors and offer advice to those starting their own journey to becoming a creator.

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Comic-Con How-To: Comics and Other Geek Items for the Vision Impaired
Room 2

Joshua Loya is a martial artist, public speaker, and professional adventurer who has taken it upon himself to help others craft compelling stories. In his youth, combat sports and athletics were not generally available to him because he was at very high risk for losing his eyesight. Joshua found solace in comics and genre fiction, despite eventually losing his eyesight and pursuing martial arts full-time. Scott Brick is an American actor, writer, and award-winning narrator of over 600 audiobooks. He has narrated books for a number of high-profile authors, including Michael Crichton, Frank Herbert, and Isaac Asimov.

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ladies of the Legions, A Women's Guide to Star Wars Costuming
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

The Ladies of the Legions discuss different costume options for women and challenges and solutions for issues such as choosing costumes, customization and fit, crossplay costume options, physical issues for women in costume, and support and costume groups for women. Panelists offer introductions to various costume clubs, including the 501st Legion (Lesley Farquhar, Dawn Bright, and Anastasia Hunter), Rebel Legion (Rachel Williams and Lisa Curtis Saunders), and the Mandalorian Mercs (Carrie Ann Caranci and Kristina Schlosser). Moderated by Lesley Farquhar (The 501st Legion).

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Everyone's a Critic: Becoming and Being a Journalist in the Online Age
Room 9

Bill Watters (Bleeding Cool), Mary Anne Butler (Aggressive Comix), Dana Han-Klein (Mohawk Movie Review), Bill Hunt (The Digital Bits), Alexandra August (Geek Magazine, CBR), and Thomas Parham (APU) discuss the expansion of journalism over the past decade, from the rise of citizen journalism to blogging to vloggers, podcasters, and online-only news sources. Panelists will talk about the roles new media play between their readers and the industries and communities they serve, varying levels of informality versus classic ideas of professionalism, show-specific outlets versus general news sites, moving from hobbyist to being a professional, and more.

5:00pm - 6:00pm
I'm in the Nerd Business
Grand 3 & 4, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

How do you create and sustain a business that caters to the geek lifestyle without exploiting the very people to whom you provide services? Join this panel of entrepreneurs whose businesses cater to a predominantly nerdy or geeky clientele: Matthew Arevalo (Loot Crate), Audrey Kearns (Geek Girl Authority), Janelle Badali (Badali Jewelry), David Nett (Nerdstrong Gym), and Lauren Matesic (Castle Corsetry). Panelists will discuss how these businesses started, how they sustain their service to their clientele and compete with big conglomerates looking to capitalize on the geek marketplace, and how they sell goods and market services to a community seeking geeky authenticity. Moderated by Brian Ward (The Arkham Sessions, Shout! Factory).

8:30pm - 9:30pm
Not So Strange Bedfellows: The Relationship Between Comics and Professional Wrestling
Room 8

Some have called the spectacle of pro wrestling "a comic book come to life." That is not so far from the truth. From the heroics of Hulk Hogan to the anti-heroics of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and the villainy of Ric Flair, this panel explores the parallels in character development and storyline advancement between these outrageous forms. Featuring Rik Offenberger (FirstComicsNews.com), Francis Szyskowski (The Massacre Twins), Scott Lost (The 2nd Shift), Michael Kingston (Headlocked), Flobo Boyce (The Indelible Silverstreek), and Jonathan Bowles (Wrestle Crate). Moderated by Joshua Waldrop (Red Guerrilla Media).

Top 3, in order:
1. Ladies of the Legions, A Women's Guide to Star Wars Costuming
2. From Fandom to Creator
3. Who Cleans up the Mess?

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