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Saturday, July 22, 2017 4:00pm - 6:45pm
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Saturday, July 22, 2017 4:00pm - 6:45pm

4:00pm —  4:50pm
The Magicians
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Don't miss your chance to get an inside look at SYFY's breakout series. The stakes have never been higher after a powerful season 2 finale left the world without magic. Join the cast and creators as they look back on last season and provide a glimpse into what's in store for Quentin and his friends.

4:00pm —  5:00pm
A Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones Fan Discussion
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
Amin Javadi (A Podcast of Ice and Fire, Bastards of Kingsgrave podcast), Kyle Maddock (A Podcast of Ice and Fire, AfterBuzz TV), and Tara Lynne (The Geekiary, Ice and Fire Convention) discuss major and minor fan theories, compare the books to the television show, and take part in a general Q&A.

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).

4:00pm —  5:00pm
Marvel: Cup O'Joe
Room 25ABC
Here is your chance to ask Marvel's chief creative officer Joe Quesada about anything and everything Marvel. Got a question about your favorite hero? Want to hear the latest developments on Marvel's Legacy or our up-and-coming heroes? This panel has you covered! Also featuring executive editor Nick Lowe, director of content and character development Sana Amanat, and creators Kris Anka (Runaways), Ryan North (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), and Rainbow Rowell (Runaways)!

4:00pm —  5:00pm
New Stories in Old Universes
Room 23ABC
Some fan-favorite characters and comic universes have been around for generations. As a creator, how does one continue to make exciting and new stories in worlds that comic readers are so familiar with? Moderator Mark Waid (Archie) aims to find out with Comic-Con special guests Marguerite Bennett (DC Bombshells), Tom King (Vision), Gail Simone (Batgirl), and Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl).

4:00pm —  5:00pm
Spotlight on Sonny Liew
Room 29AB
Sonny Liew discusses his Eisner-nominated The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, his three-continent journey to find sources of creativity, the comics culture in Singapore, and his collaborations with Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Superman) and Paul Levitz (former DC publisher), who will moderate the conversation.

4:00pm —  5:00pm
The Great Comic-Con Kids Draw-Off!
Room 11
On this interactive panel, kids get to be in charge! Kids will work with an epic panel of bestselling kids' comics creators as they compete in the draw-off to beat all draw-offs! Bring your pencil (and your parents). Panelists include Matthew Holm (Babymouse Tales from the Locker: Lights, Camera, Middle School!), Jarrett Krosoczka (Star Wars Jedi Academy: The Force Oversleeps), Nathan Hale (Hazardous Tales), Dana Simpson (Phoebe and Her Unicorn), Lucas Turnbloom (Dream Jumper), Victoria Jamieson (Roller Girl), Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts), and moderator Tom Racine (Tall Tale Radio Podcast).

4:00pm —  5:00pm
Transforming Character to Costume: DC Superhero Costumes from Workroom to Film Set
Room 9
The Motion Picture Costumers IATSE Local 705 leads a discussion exploring the different positions behind the scenes in Hollywood's costume industry. Learn about the journey each costume takes to become part of your favorite onscreen character's appearance with expert panelists Bob Morgan (costume supervisor, Batman V. Superman, Man of Steel), Mike Welch (set costumer, Batman V. Superman, X-Men: Days of Future Past), Federico Cervantes (key specialty costumer, Batman V. Superman, Watchmen), Stacia Lang (custom-made cutter fitter, Aquaman, Man of Steel), and Lisa Fullerton (custom-made stitcher, Aquaman, The Hunger Games).

4:00pm —  5:00pm
What's New from Abrams ComicArts and Amulet
Room 28DE
Andrew Smith (publisher), Charles Kochman (editorial director), Chad Beckerman (creative director), and Abrams authors Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), Damian Duffy and John Jennings (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation), Nathan Hale (One Trick Pony), and Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics [Anniversary Edition]) discuss their graphic novels. The panel will also cover Abrams ComicArts's upcoming projects from the fall 2017 list and beyond, revealing exciting works in progress and including videos and never-before-seen titles and art.

4:00pm —  5:00pm
When Comic Shops, Teachers, and Librarians Work Together
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
Beth Dunca (teacher, Rancho Minerva Middle School), Lisa Ferneau-Haynes (senior librarian, Oceanside Public Library), and John Shableski (UDON Entertainment) discuss the incredible opportunity educators have when shopping at their local comic book store for texts to use in class or include in their library collection. Moderated by Adam Kullberg (education program manager, Pop Culture Classroom).

4:00pm —  5:00pm
Women and Writers of Color Breaking Barriers
Room 4
An eclectic panel of UCLA Extension instructors currently working in the entertainment industry discuss how they got where they are, what issues they continue to face, and what it will take before there is real change. Speakers include Laurence Walsh-Hodson (NCIS, The Dresden Files), Nancy Nigrosh (former agent of Kathryn Bigelow), Steve Harper (American Crime, Covert Affairs), Melinda Hill (Kickin' It, Adventure Time), Deborah Dean Davis (It Takes Two, Daddy Boot Camp), Cynthia Hsiung (Young Hercules, The Real World), Eunetta T. Boone (One on One, The Hughleys), Cynthia Riddle (Puppy Love, The Brittany Murphy Story) and moderator Kim Adelman (independent film producer).

4:00pm —  5:15pm
Midnight, Texas Series Premiere
Room 6BCF
Universal Television presents NBC's new supernatural thriller Midnight, Texas ! Welcome to a place where being normal is strange and only outsiders fit in. Based on the bestselling book series by Charlaine Harris (author of the novels that inspired True Blood), comes a journey into a remote Texas town where nothing is what it seems. Home to a vampire, a witch, an angel and a hitwoman, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different-a perfect place for anyone looking to hide from the outside world. That is, until the arrival of a powerful psychic and the murder of one of their own. As the town members fight off outside pressures from ever-suspicious cops, deadly biker gangs, and their own dangerous pasts, they band together and form an unlikely but strong family. Join your fellow "Midnighters" for a special screening of the premiere episode along with an exclusive sneak peek and a Q&A session with the cast and producers: François Arnaud (The Borgias), Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black), Parisa Fitz-Henley (Luke Cage), Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries), Jason Lewis (Sex and the City), Peter Mensah (True Blood), Sarah Ramos (Parenthood), Yul Vazquez, (Bloodline), executive producers Monica Owusu-Breen (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and David Janollari (Six Feet Under), and author Charlaine Harris.

4:00pm —  5:30pm
Oddball Comics Live!
Room 7AB
Cartoonist Scott Shaw! (Sonic the Hedgehog) has presented his uniquely hilarious slideshow of "the craziest comic books ever published" to SRO audiences at SDCC for over four decades. This presentation is for everyone who's ever enjoyed reading a comic book, with wildly funny, outrageous, and bizarre covers of the craziest comic books ever published. Even if you've seen some of these comic book covers many times before, when you behold their covers blown up to the size of the side of a barn, you'll be amazed and delighted at the unbelievable imagery that's revealed! Stan Lee says, "Wow, True Believers, I thought I'd seen it all, but Scott Shaw!'s hysterically hilarious Oddball Comics is the wildest, wackiest exposé of some of the craziest comic books I've ever seen! Or, to put it mildly, Scott's outrageous opuses are a blast!"

4:10pm —  4:50pm
DC's Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Ballroom 20
After crash landing the Waverider in a version of 2017 Los Angeles where dinosaurs roam the streets and the skyline is adorned by the iconic Big Ben clock tower, the Legends were quick to realize, "We broke time." Last year, the loveable band of misfit heroes traveled throughout the timeline, fixing a series of aberrations. This year, they'll be turning the crazy up to 11, as a wave of anachronisms turn history on its head, leaving the Legends responsible for piecing it back together. What is an anachronism you ask? For the answer to that, and many other questions, join the cast and creative team behind The CW's hit superhero team-up series. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, DC's Legends of Tomorrow' s season premiere airs Tuesday, October 10, at 9/8c on The CW. DC's Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Second Season is available now on digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 15.

4:15pm —  5:15pm
The Orville
Room 6A
From Emmy Award—winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane with a pilot directed by Jon Favreau, The Orville is a one-hour science fiction comedic drama set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel. Come meet the whole crew-Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes, Penny Johnson Jerald, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, and Chad Coleman as well as producers David Goodman and Brannon Braga -and get an exclusive extended first look at FOX’s new fall show. The crew, both human and alien, will face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of regular people in a workplace . . . even though some of those people are from other planets, and the workplace is a faster-than-light spaceship.

4:15pm —  5:15pm
Westworld Panel and Q&A Session
Hall H
HBO's Westworld concluded its critically acclaimed first season in December and is currently saddling up for season 2. The series-created, executive produced, and written by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy -is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Cast panelists include Ben Barnes as Logan, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Armistice, Ed Harris as the Man in Black, Luke Hemsworth as Stubbs, James Marsden as Teddy, Thandie Newton as Maeve, Simon Quarterman as Lee Sizemore, Rodrigo Santoro as Hector, Angela Sarafyan as Clementine, Jimmi Simpson as William, Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale, Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores, Shannon Woodward as Elsie, and Jeffrey Wright as Bernard/Arnold. The panel will be moderated by internationally renowned vocal artist/beatboxer/musician/comedian Reggie Watts.

4:30pm —  5:30pm
Animation Magazine Turns 30!
Room 24ABC
Launched in 1987, Animation Magazine has been the definitive voice of the art, business, and technology of animation and VFX as those industries have grown from tiny niches into global phenomenona. Join editor-in-chief Tom McLean, publisher/president/co-founder Jean Thoren, and some surprise special guests in this look at how much the magazine and the art forms it covers have changed over the past three decades.

4:30pm —  5:30pm
From Acclaimed Graphic Novel to Daring New Film: My Friend Dahmer
Horton Grand Theatre
Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Derf Backderf, My Friend Dahmer is the eerie and electrifying new film written and directed by Marc Meyers, with Disney star Ross Lynch in a revelatory performance as Jeffrey Dahmer. Before Dahmer became one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, he was a shy kid, a teenage alcoholic, and a goofball who never quite fit in with his classmates. This is the haunting, sad, funny, true, origin story of Dahmer in high school. Moderated by Abraham Riesman (staff culture writer at New York Magazine and Vulture), Lynch, Backderf, and Meyers will discuss the joys and challenges of adapting this cult favorite for the big screen and the fascination with this infamous real-life figure. Attendees will also be treated to the first public teaser of the film exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con.

4:30pm —  5:30pm
Tales From the Comic Book Crackdown
Room 26AB
Always on the cutting edge in their titles like Tales from the Crypt and Weird Science, EC Comics produced the most provocative stories of horror, crime, politics, and social justice in the restrictive early 1950s-tales once again topical today. Tucked inside the horror were yarns that took on issues like prejudice and nationalism. Of course, EC got in trouble, and in 1954 publisher William Gaines was called to testify before the U.S. Senate in a hearing that ultimately caused the wide censorship of comics. An interactive discussion led by Ben Dickow, lecturer in comics history, and EC comics expert Grant Geissman will examine that fateful day in comics history. Augmenting the discussion, members of Los Angeles's Captured Aural Phantasy Theater will dramatically read from the Senate testimony and some of the controversial comics. These short excerpts preview a major theatrical production about EC Comics that Captured Aural Phantasy Theater will be bringing to audiences in the fall; they are the only performance group in the world authorized to bring EC Comics to life on stage.

4:30pm —  5:30pm
ValiantFans.com: Harbinger Wars 2 and Beyond!
Room 8
Valiant fans from around the world join in celebrating Valiant's 12th annual SDCC fan panel. Valiant guest panelists and moderator Sean Neprund of the OTV podcast discuss everything Valiant, including Harbinger Wars 2, Secret Weapons, and the smash hit X-O Manowar .

4:30pm —  6:00pm
That '70s Panel
Room 5AB
It was a time of change in comics, with a new generation intermingling with the old and taking command. Hear what the comics industry was like in the 1970s from Mike Grell (The Warlord ; Jon Sable, Freelance), Paul Levitz (Legion of Super-Heroes, Stalker), Keith Pollard (Fantastic Four, Thor), Ron Wilson (The Thing, Super Boxers), Marv Wolfman (Tomb of Dracula, New Teen Titans), Joe Staton (E-Man, Dick Tracy), and moderator Mark Evanier (Groo the Wanderer, Blackhawk).

4:45pm —  5:45pm
AMC's Visionaries: Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics
Room 6DE
Executive producers Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead), Daniel Junge (Saving Face, Being Evel), and Rory Karpf (The Book of Manning, Dale) introduce their new unscripted series AMC's Visionaries: Robert Kirkman's Secret World of Comics, a six-part one-hour documentary series that explores the stories, people, and events that have transformed the world of comic books. Using a distinctive filmmaker approach, the series takes a deep dive into the most accessible and often subversive modern popular art form and will cover topics ranging from origin stories to the untold history behind iconic characters. Join the panelists for a Q&A session and an official sneak preview of this new series.

4:50pm —  5:10pm
Black Lightning Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Ballroom 20
Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his superhero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce's crime-fighting days are long behind him-or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns-to save not only his family but also the soul of his community. Based on the characters from DC, Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil (Being Mary Jane, The Game, Jumping the Broom, Girlfriends), and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl). Black Lightning premieres midseason on The CW.

5:00pm —  5:50pm
The Expanse
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
The cast and creators of SYFY's critically acclaimed series are back to discuss last season's most shocking moments and give an inside look at what to expect from season 3. Based on the Hugo-nominated book series by James S. Corey, The Expanse takes place hundreds of years in the future after humans have colonized the solar system.

5:00pm —  6:00pm
Building a Collaboration in Comic Books
Room 23ABC
Jeffrey Twohig (FuzzyLogixMedia), Brandon Perlow (New Paradigm Studios), Johnny Cavooto (Sartana), Jeff Rider (Cloudwrangler comics), and Robert Roach (Menthu, The Roach) discuss the process of building a production team to create a comic book from idea to printing the finished product.

5:00pm —  6:00pm
Comics Entrepreneur Secrets
Room 28DE
You love comic books, right? Do you love them enough to start your own publishing company? Hear what it takes to make it in comics from publishers who have paved their own paths. Author and business expert Rob Salkowitz (Forbes) talks to trail-blazing comics professionals including comiXology CEO and co-founder David Steinberger, CEO of IDW media holdings Ted Adams, Valiant Entertainment CEO and chief creative officer Dinesh Shamdasani, and founder and CEO of Emet Comics Maytal Gilboa about their wins, their setbacks, and everything you need to know on how break in and stay in the comics biz.

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
Hasbro: Marvel
Room 25ABC
Hasbro and Marvel product experts will discuss some exciting news around Hasbro's ever-popular Marvel Legends product line. Attendees will also get a sneak peek at upcoming, never-before-seen Marvel action figures, followed by Q&A.

5:00pm —  6:00pm
Inspiring Young Readers Through Graphic Novels
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
Beth Duncan, Lisa Harrison, Nichole Santangelo (teachers, Rancho Minerva Middle School), Amy Pitotti (teacher, David A. Brown Middle School), Lisa Ferneau-Hayes (senior librarian, Oceanside Public Library), Erin Nakasone (librarian I in youth services, Oceanside Public Library), Matthew Shoemaker (international educator), and Yukiko Chavez (library media technician, Rancho Minerva Middle School) along with three middle and high school students will discuss how graphic novels have become a gateway into the world of literacy through art, teen book buddy programs, and mentoring/modeling.

5:00pm —  6:00pm
Spotlight on Eduardo Risso
Room 29AB
Behind 100 Bullets and Batman is the 35-year-old artist Eduardo Risso. He will be talking about how difficult it can be to draw for the head of the world while living in the a*s of the world. Join Eduardo for this session moderated by Ivan Brandon (writer/editor).

5:00pm —  6:00pm
Spotlight on John Holmstrom
Room 4
Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Harvey Kurtzman. Will Eisner. The Ramones. Blondie. Lou Reed. The CBGB scene and punk rock. Tom Forcade and High Times magazine. Al Goldstein and Screw magazine. Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the East Village art scene. John Holmstrom was involved with all of the above and much more and ended up with one of the strangest careers in comics, the fine arts, and punk rock. John will be interviewed by cartoonist Batton Lash (Supernatural Law), his fellow student at New York's School of Visual Arts back in the early 1970s, when their teachers were Eisner and Kurtzman.

5:00pm —  6:00pm
The Secrets of Drawing with Science
Room 11
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.

5:00pm —  6:30pm
Comic-Con How-To: How to Tell Stories for the Microphone, Voiceover 101
Room 2
Master storytellers and voiceover artists Scott Brick (award-winning narrator of over 800 audiobooks, including Blade Runner, Jurassic Park, the Jason Bourne trilogy, and the Dune saga) and Townsend Coleman (the voice of Michelangelo on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Waldo in Where's Waldo?, and the Tick) put volunteers from the audience through the paces to see if they (and you) have what it takes to join the competitive world of voiceover acting.

5:10pm —  5:50pm
The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Ballroom 20
Running up against an evil time remnant version of yourself is something no one should ever have to do, but that's exactly what faced Barry Allen (a.k.a. the Flash) as he fought to save the life of fiancée Iris West from the God of Speed known as Savitar. Barry's victory was short-lived, however, as an unbalanced Speed Force began to wreak havoc on Central City, forcing Barry to sacrifice himself for the greater good. With the Fastest Man Alive now trapped inside an extra-dimensional energy and unknown dangers lurking in the shadows, it will be up to Team Flash to free Barry from his own personal Hell. Join the cast and creators of The CW's highest-rated series and be among the first to find out where things will pick up when season 4 returns this fall. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Flash season premiere airs Tuesday, October 10 at 8/7c on The CW. The Flash: The Complete Third Season is available now on digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 5.

5:20pm —  7:00pm
Saturday Playback Room Block #4
Marriott Marina Ballroom DE, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Westworld and Black Lightning Special Video Presentation and Q&A. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

5:30pm —  6:15pm
TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites
Room 6BCF
The official magazine of TV returns to San Diego for its annual all-star panel. Moderated by senior writer Damian Holbrook, stars from TV’s hottest shows offer a lively discussion filled with behind-the-scenes scoop. Panelists include cast members from American Gods, The Magicians, Shadowhunters, iZombie, and more!

5:30pm —  6:30pm
Discover Why YA is the Future of Comics
Room 7AB
Books, movies, and comics aimed at middle-grade and young-adult audiences are creating legions of devoted fans all over the world. Sierra Hahn (BOOM! Studios, senior editor) and some of the most popular new voices in comics discuss the importance of YA, how to bring new readers to comic books, and the bright, diverse future of entertainment. Featuring Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), Sarah Kuhn (Clueless), Tillie Walden (Spinning), Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes), and others.

5:30pm —  6:30pm
Introducing Ghost Wars
Room 6A
Catch an exclusive first glimpse of the highly anticipated new psychological horror series coming this fall to SYFY and Netflix. Meet stars Vincent D'Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Daredevil), Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy), Avan Jogia (Tut), Kandyse McClure (Battlestar Galactica, Hemlock Grove), and Meat Loaf Aday (Fight Club) along with creator/showrunner Simon Barry (Continuum), writer/executive producer Dennis Heaton (Motive), and executive producer Chad Oakes (Fargo, Van Helsing) in a Q&A moderated by executive producer Michael Frislev (Fargo, Van Helsing).

5:30pm —  6:30pm
It Takes All Kinds to Make the Comics: A Dark Horse Celebration of Diversity
Room 8
For years, comics creators from a variety of backgrounds have been doing incredible work furthering the medium of sequential art. With award-winning storytelling and phenomenal artistic expression, people from a variety of backgrounds have truly started a movement of more accurate and diverse representation in the comic business. Join Gabriel Bá (Two Brothers), Fábio Moon (Two Brothers), Jose Pimienta (Soupy Leaves Home), Irene Koh (The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars), and Erika Alexander (Concrete Park) for a fascinating conversation on embracing people and cultures from around the world and what changes they think still need to be made in the comics industry.

5:30pm —  6:30pm
Kotobukiya Summer/Fall 2017 Update
Room 26AB
Expect plenty of product updates and new announcements, a Q&A session with members from product development teams, and some surprises and giveaways.

5:30pm —  6:30pm
VRV: Frederator's Bravest Warriors and Bee and Puppycat
Room 24ABC
Want a behind-the-scenes peek at the Frederator cartoons you love? See the creators of viral hits Bravest Warriors and Bee and Puppycat lift the curtain for a look at the making of these two red-hot properties. Come for the juicy stories, stay for an exclusive sneak peek at what's coming next from Frederator Studios and Cartoon Hangover.

5:30pm —  7:00pm
Marvel Studios
Hall H
Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and special guests provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.

5:50pm —  6:30pm
Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Ballroom 20
With the future of the team left hanging in the balance, Arrow gave new definition to the phrase "blowing up the show." The emotional showdown between Oliver Queen and Adrian Chase was the perfect conclusion to a stellar fifth season of The CW's gritty superhero series. Now the focus shifts to uncovering the fate of every member of Team Arrow. Could anyone have possibly survived an island-wide explosion, or has the book closed on them, as it has the five-year flashback story? The cast and creators will be on hand for an eye-opening conversation about the upcoming season. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow' s season premiere is Thursday, October 12 at 9/8c on The CW. Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season is available now on digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 19.

6:00pm —  6:50pm
The Guild 10th Anniversary Reunion!
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
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.

6:00pm —  7:00pm
BAM! SPIFF! Writing for Comics
Room 11
Andy Schmidt (Comics Experience, Marvel), Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong, Incredible Hercules), and Erica Schultz (M3, Swords of Sorrow) present an in-depth look at writing for comics. Story applies to all media, but knowing story isn't enough to write great comics. Want to know how to write inspiring and powerful panel descriptions? What is the difference between writing dialogue for TV and comics? How many panels fit on a page? What does it mean to you as a writer that the images are all next to each other, and how can you use that to your advantage? Turn your writing into comics writing!

6:00pm —  7:00pm
Bold Voice of Contemporary Horror
Room 23ABC
Love The Witch? The Invitation? The Babadook? It Follows? You're Next? The Greasy Strangler? The Autopsy of Jane Doe? Some of the most knowledgeable and influential voices in horror today discuss the state of indie horror film and give a sneak peek at the best to come this year, with exclusive footage from Sundance, SXSW, and Tribeca standouts. This is the place to come to find out which upcoming horror flicks should be on your must-see list. Panelists include Elijah Wood (Spectrevision), Mette Marie Kongsved (XYZ Films), Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson (The Endless-Tribeca 2017 premiere, Spring), Mickey Keataing (Psychopaths-Tribeca 2017 premiere, Darling), Marianna Palka (b***h-Sundance 2017 premiere), and more. Moderated by Jen Yamato of the LA Times.

6:00pm —  7:00pm
Cinematic Storytelling for Comics
Room 25ABC
Award-nominated animator/director/comic book creator Stephan Franck (The Iron Giant, Silver) discusses how to apply the visual principles of film language to the comics page for clarity and emotional and cinematic impact, making the storytelling accessible to the broadest possible audience.

6:00pm —  7:00pm
DC Master Class
Room 6DE
The DC Master Class is in session! Cream-of-the-crop artists Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel, Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, John Romita Jr., and a huge surprise guest are here to share details on their new projects. This panel has the Master Class seal of approval!

6:00pm —  7:00pm
How Entertainment and Tech Leaders Are Uniting in Mobile VR To Deliver New Content Adventures: Power Rangers VR Experience
Horton Grand Theatre
From feature film promotion to interactive toys and gaming, mobile VR is shaking up the entertainment industry as a bold technology platform for blazing new, engaging content experiences. Learn how creative minds in entertainment and technology are coming together from Lionsgate, Qualcomm, and Reel FX to use mobile VR for designing and developing blockbuster content experiences. This adventurous discussion will open your mind to new VR possibilities, plus get you full-featured access to the immersive Power Rangers "Zords Rising" mobile VR demo. You'll also score some cool Power Rangers swag, too. Buckle up for the ride and book your front row seat today. Featuring David Edwards (Lionsgate), Patrick Costello (Qualcomm), Jen Cadic (Reel FX), and moderated by Anshel Sag (Moor Insights). Hosted by Qualcomm Technologies and VR Con (curators of the Futurism and Tech Pavilion).

6:00pm —  7:00pm
How to Succeed as an Indie Game Developer
Room 4
The best video games coming out this year are the industry's best-kept secrets. Spencer Yip (director, Fallen Legion), Andy Nguyen (producer, Tooth and Tail), Ian Flood (programmer, Shovel Knight), Xanthe Huynh (voice actress, Persona 5) and other panelists talk about what it takes to survive and thrive as an indie game developer. See exclusive game demos and bring your questions about the blood, sweat, and gold coins it took to bring these passion projects to life.

6:00pm —  7:00pm
John Stanley, Giving Life to Little Lulu
Room 9
Eisner-winning author Bill Schelly and Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth give a slide show presentation on the work of John Stanley, the creative genius who wrote and drew Little Lulu for 15 years in comic books. Stanley took Saturday Evening Post cartoonist Marge Buell's scrappy Lulu Moppet and turned her into a genuine feminist icon and the star of one of the bestselling comics of the 1950s.

6:00pm —  7:00pm
Kevin Eastman: TMNT and More
Room 5AB
Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, has been drawing and writing Turtles since 1984, but he is also the creator of several other projects, is publisher of Heavy Metal magazine, spearheads a wildly popular fan club, and is about to kickstart Drawing Blood. Join Kevin, David Avallone, and a couple of very special guests.

6:00pm —  7:00pm
Manga Around the World
Room 28DE
Examining the trends in an ever-evolving world of manga, TOKYOPOP looks at licenses in the U.S., Germany, China, Korea, and around the world from huge franchises like Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia to indie titles and original language series. Learn about manga's creation and development as Japanese comics continue to expand to a global audience.

6:00pm —  7:00pm
The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con: More than Just Cookies
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
The doting girlfriend. The damsel in distress. The evil seductress. The tough girl who dies. Why are so many female characters such cookie-cutter archetypes? Why do so many fictional women lack the depth and variety of character of their male counterparts? How can fans and writers work together to create richer stories with more well-rounded characters, female and otherwise? Here to discuss the many archetypes of women in fiction are a group of women dangerous in their own rights: Tamara Brooks (Comic Book Resources, Seat 42F), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy), Jennifer K. Stuller (Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors, GeekGirlCon), Jessica Tseang (Little Geek Girls, comic book historian), Tamara Robertson (MythBusters: The Search), and Alex Langley (The Geek Handbook, Kill the Freshman). Moderated by Katrina Hill (Action Movie Freak, 100 Greatest Graphic Novels).

6:00pm —  8:00pm
Gays in Comics, Out in Comics: A 30th Year Celebration
Room 29AB
The comic world's longest-running panel celebrates its 30th year with an all-star panel and celebration that will spotlight creators, comics, and fans from 1988 to the present. What a difference 30 years makes! "Diversity" has become a rallying cry in the comics world today. Almost every comic company is looking toward LGBTQ or LGBTQ-friendly creators for work that reflects the world around us today-gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender characters as well as people of color, other cultures, and more. This year, founding moderator and bestselling author Andy Mangels (Wonder Woman '77 Meets the Bionic Woman, Star Trek books) returns to chair the panel and welcomes Tara Madison Avery (Anything That Loves, Gooch, Alphabet), Roxane Gay (Black Panther: World of Wakanda, Bad Feminist, SDCC special guest), Sina Grace (Iceman, Self-Obsessed, Burn the Orphanage), Phil Jimenez (Superwoman, Wonder Woman, Infinite Crisis), Steve Orlando (Midnighter and Apollo, Supergirl, Justice League of America), and Molly Ostertag (Shattered Warrior, Strong Female Protagonist, The Witch Boy). Showcased throughout will be special video messages from an array of Hollywood and comic book celebrities sending special 30th anniversary messages to their LGBTQ fans and allies, plus a Prism Comics Fan Mixer including cool swag giveaways and a silent auction of incredible comics items!

6:00pm —  8:00pm
The Sneaky Tiki Freaky Geeky Ukulele Play and Sing-Along
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
It's a fun hands-on, time warping, intergalactic, magical, middle-earth, and sci-fi "superhero-like" ukulele sing- and play-along. Characters are welcome. Interpretive dance and air ukulele are encouraged. There will be a number of ukuleles on hand for use (while they last), and the songs will be projected onto a screen for everyone to follow along. This panel is hosted by KEV, the world's most okayist ukulele player.

6:30pm —  7:30pm
How to Kickstart Your Comic Like a Pro
Room 26AB
Want to know how to run a successful Kickstarter campaign? Amy Chu (Alpha Girl Comics) will moderate this all-star panel of Kickstarter experts, including Hope Nicholson (Bedside Press), Jimmy Palmiotti (PaperFilms), and Zan Christensen (Northwest Press). They will share all their best tips and secrets for planning, running, and shipping a successful Kickstarter campaign.

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.

6:30pm —  7:30pm
IDW Publishing's Antar: A Middle Eastern Legend for a Modern Age
Room 8
With genre entertainment now embraced by all corners of the globe, comic books celebrate the best of common humanity. The history and legends of Antar, the half-African, half-Arab poet warrior, present a prime example of this, and his adventures have been enjoyed for centuries in the Middle East. Inspired by his life, Jabal Entertainment's CEO Sohaib Awan (Jinnrise) will discuss the cultural significance of the bridge-building comic with series writer Nnedi Okorafor (the Binti series), Michelle Nickelson (managing director, Mirage Studios), Jeff Gomez (CEO, Starlight Runner Entertainment), and Chris Ryall (chief creative officer, IDW Publishing).

6:30pm —  7:30pm
Legendary's Cursed panel with John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman, and Erika Lewis
Room 7AB
Legendary Comics hosts John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman, and Erika Lewis talk all things Cursed, their new comic series-the Scottish history, their favorite characters, their not-so-favorite characters, and more.

6:30pm —  7:30pm
Magic: The Gathering Panel, Blogatog Live
Room 24ABC
Magic head designer Mark Rosewater presents this one-man panel in which he re-creates his daily blog, answering the audience's questions about the making of the popular trading card game.

6:30pm —  7:30pm
Tapping into Creativity: Five Processes, One Workshop
Room 2
A comic book artist, a cosplayer, a studio marketing executive, and a TV director walk into a bar. They run into an app producer-he's searching for a way to tap into his own creativity and has sought out their advice! What techniques and tools can he glean from their work and experience? Can they help him? You'll have to come and find out for yourselves! You may even find the solutions to your creative roadblocks . . . Moderator Mitch Lusas (producer, Star Trek app, Cosplay Sidekick) is joined by Chris Copeland (artist, Young Justice season 3, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract), Ali Williams (cosplayer, grand prize winner at LA Cosplay Con, two-time winner of Call to Cosplay), Matt Motschenbacher (VP marketing, Deadpool, Logan), and Matt Barber (director, iZombie, The 100) for this insightful workshop.

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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