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Saturday, July 21, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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Panels-Saturday, July 21 4:00pm - 6:45pm


4:00pm -  4:50pm
The Orville
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane, The Orville is back for season 2! Some of the crew members of the U.S.S. Orville, including Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, and Scott Grimes, along with executive producers David A. Goodman, Brannon Braga, and Jon Cassar, give an exclusive look at some of the new and exciting missions in the upcoming second season.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
A Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones Fan Discussion
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
Kyle Maddock (A Podcast of Ice and Fire, AfterBuzz TV), Tara Lynne (The Geekiary, Ice & Fire Con), Chloe Ketchum (Girls Gone Canon, Ice & Fire Con), and Nami G (NekoNami Cosplay) discuss fan theories, compare the books to the television show, and take part in a general Q&A.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Abrams ComicArts: Reaching Every Reader: New Trends in Graphic Novels for Adults and Kids
Room 28DE
The editors and authors of Abrams ComicArts and Amulet Books discuss emerging trends in comics publishing-what's working right now, what the publishers are looking for, and what the authors and editors at Abrams are excited to publish in the coming year on both their adult and kids lists. Featuring Charles Kochman (editorial director), Andrew Smith (publisher), Charlotte Greenbaum (editor), and authors Peter J. Tomasi (The Bridge), John Jennings and Damian Duffy (Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation), and Mariko Tamaki and Brooklyn Allen (Lumberjanes: The Moon is Up). The panel will also include special announcements about upcoming projects and never-before-seen titles and art.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Animation Artists Teach Caricature
Room 11
Capturing the essence of a person or a character in just a line from a pen is a special skill, and few do it better than animation artists. Learn from Disney directing legend John Musker (Little Mermaid, Moana). Animators and story artists Jeff Ranjo, Kali Fontecchio, Marty Davis, and Trent Corey will draw live on stage, choosing lucky audience members who will get immortalized by these brilliant artists with art they can keep! There will be a speed caricature contest, as well as tips and tricks from the artists on how to improve your own drawing skills. Moderated by Tom Racine of the podcast Tall Tale Radio.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Board Games Based on Comics and Animation
Room 9
Learn how a board game goes from concept to your table from Mike Gonzales (Activision, Weta Workshop), Matt Hyra (Cryptozoic Entertainment), Ross Thompson (IDW), Jason Brenner (PlayFusion, Upper Deck), Matt Fantastic (killjoy), and Andrew Wolf (USAopoly). A Q&A session about design processes and more will be moderated by Adam Sblendorio (VP, Creative Cryptozoic Entertainment).
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Comics for Impact and Social Good
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
Find out how comics can make a difference by depicting persons with disabilities in a different light, raising funds for charitable causes, providing a tribute for victims of hate crimes, and fighting for international human rights in a presentation with panelists Geoff Gerber (president of Lion Forge), Kelley Allen (director of books at Humble Bundle), Sarah Gaydos (co-editor of Love Is Love), and Josh Elder (executive director of Reading with Pictures), moderated by Russell Shilling (senior innovation fellow at Digital Promise).
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Cospositive: Cosplay with Confidence
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Ivy Doomkitty (IGN's Hero Makeover, body positive advocate), Chad Hoku (Hoku Props, professional cosplayer), David Baxter (Legion M, LTL Cosplay), ChadHatter Designs (DreamWorks, Robot Chicken Costumer), and Tony Ray (Okay of PBS First Person, professional cosplayer) discuss body image and confidence in oneself, self-worth, ways to work on confidence, and how to stay positive in the community when faced with negative people or negative comments on social media. Cosplaying regardless of age, skin color, gender, body type/size, disability, etc. will be covered.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Drawing Distinctive Characters
Room 23ABC
There are those artists whose work you always recognize and are immediately drawn to. How have these prolific artists crafted their unique style and stayed true to themselves while creating comics? Aspen's Vince Hernandez finds out with Comic-Con special guests Andy Fish, Jeff Lemire, Jen Wang, Liniers, Manuele Fior, and Veronica Fish.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
EW: Women Who Kick Ass
Hall H
A discussion among fierce, fearless actresses Chloe Bennet (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Regina King (Watchmen), Camila Mendes (Riverdale), Amandla Stenberg (The Darkest Mind), and Jodie Whitakker (Doctor Who), who open up about the power and privilege of playing women who redefine the rules and refuse to yield. Moderated by EW's Jessica Shaw.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Hasbro Marvel
Room 25ABC
The Hasbro and Marvel product experts discuss some exciting news around Hasbro's ever-popular Marvel Legends action figure line. Attendees will get a sneak peek of upcoming, never-before-seen Marvel action figures, followed by Q&A for your Marvel action figure questions.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
IGN's Gamechangers: Telling Original Stories
Room 6BCF
IGN brings together the most brilliant minds from the worlds of film, TV, games, and comics-the "game changers" for their industries-and has them talk about what it takes to tell original stories in a world wonderfully filled with sequels, adaptations, and continuations. This panel of some of your favorite storytellers will discuss the secrets to their success and what they try to bring to the table with original storytelling.
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
Spotlight on Scott McCloud: 25 Years of Understanding Comics
Room 29AB
Award-winning author, graphic novelist, and deep thinker Scott McCloud (Making Comics, The Sculptor) goes in for a fast and funny deep dive into the extraordinary era of invention and revolution that followed the publication of his landmark book Understanding Comics -and why his next project may be the most ambitious yet!
 
4:00pm -  5:00pm
The 2000 AD Thrill Hour!
Room 4
A Betelgeusian "hour" of thrill-powered fun from the legendary comic book publisher, which is not only reviving a forgotten generation of classic British superheroes but is also publishing its first ever all-women creator special! Join Liana Kangas, Katy Rex, and other creators for a chat, announcements, and fun!
 
4:00pm -  5:30pm
Oddball Comics Live!
Room 7AB
Comic-Con special guest Scott Shaw! (Marooned Lagoon, Sonic the Hedgehog, Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew!) once again presents a longstanding Comic-Con favorite starring the craziest comic books ever published! Prepare to laugh (a lot) at Scott's unique look at the odd, obscure, and obscene mainstream, off-the-rack funnybooks that will make you wonder how the !?!#$%&*!?! do those even exist? But there's no PhotoShop here; every cover image is 100% real. Plus, Scott will have an exciting announcement for all Oddball Comics fans.
 
4:15pm -  5:00pm
Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Ballroom 20
There have been no shortage of close calls for Oliver Queen when it comes to protecting his superhero identity, but in the season 6 finale, he was finally backed into a corner and forced to reveal himself to the world as the Green Arrow. Now, Oliver will come face to face with many of the criminals he placed behind bars, as he makes a new home for himself at Slabside Maximum Security Prison. Oliver will find himself vulnerable in a way unlike ever before when a mysterious new enemy begins to unravel his work as Green Arrow, challenging him to redeem his name or risk losing everything. Join the cast and producers to be among the first to learn more about what this means for Oliver and the rest of his team. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow will return to The CW this fall on Mondays at 9/8c.
 
4:15pm -  5:15pm
Batman: The Animated Series on Blu-ray™
Room 6DE
As the most acclaimed superhero animated television series in history, Batman: The Animated Series has captured the imaginations of generations with its innovative designs, perfect voices, and landmark approach to characters and stories. In late 2018, fans will finally be able to enjoy a remastered Blu-ray release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Join many of the key forces behind Batman: The Animated Series for a celebration of the series and the first announcement of details of the upcoming Blu-ray box set. Panelists include producers Bruce Timm (Batman: The Killing Joke), Alan Burnett (Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay) and Eric Radomski (Batman: Mask of the Phantasm); 8-time Emmy Award-winning voice director Andrea Romano; actors Kevin Conroy, the fan-favorite voice of Batman, and Loren Lester (Rock 'n' Roll High School), voice of Robin; and some other beloved Bat-surprises.
 
4:15pm -  5:15pm
The Man in the High Castle
Room 6A
The Man in the High Castle is back to preview its third upcoming season on Prime Video. This panel features cast and creator discussion, exclusive sneak peeks, and audience Q&A. Panelists will include Alexa Davalos (Mob City), Rufus Sewell (Victoria), Stephen Root (Dallas & Robo), and Jason O'Mara (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), along with executive producer Isa Dick Hackett (Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams) and Dan Percival (Strike Back).
 
4:15pm -  6:30pm
Saturday Playback Room Block #3
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: RZA: Movies, Music, and Martial Arts, Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A, and Arrow. (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.)
 
4:30pm -  5:30pm
Alien Worlds: NASA's Quest for Life
Room 24ABC
E.T., Jabba the Hutt, Predator. You've seen aliens in science fiction, but did you know NASA missions are really looking for extraterrestrial life? Dr. Morgan Cable (NASA's Europa Lander concept), Dr. Cynthia Phillips (NASA's Europa mission), Dr. Tiffany Kataria (NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program), and Dr. Robert Hurt (visualization scientist at Caltech) will describe missions to icy moons and planets outside our solar system as they look for signs of life on alien worlds. From science discoveries to iconic images to visualizations, find out how NASA is bringing these intriguing worlds to life.
 
4:30pm -  5:30pm
Alternative Comics Anthologies, Then and Now
Room 26AB
Eric Reynolds (editor, Mome, Now), Justin Hall (editor, No Straight Lines), Carol Tyler (contributor, Wimmen's Comics, Weirdo), Robert Goodin (editor, Oden), and Manuele Fior (5,000 Kilometers Per Second, The Interview)-all editors and artists behind some of the medium's best anthologies-will talk about finding the future masters of the artform, the thrill of seeing great work getting published, and finding its audience. Moderated by Rob Salkowitz.
 
4:30pm -  5:30pm
ValiantFans.com: Harbinger Wars 2 and Beyond
Room 8
Valiant fans from around the world join in celebrating Valiant's 13th annual SDCC fan panel. Moderated by Brian Wells, panelists include Joe Illidge (Valiant executive editor), Robert Meyers (editorial director), Mel Caylo (director of marketing), Matthew Klein (director of sales),and Peter Stern (director of international publishing & merchandising). They will discuss everything Valiant, including the projects of Valiant Beyond, plus Harbinger Wars 2, Britannia: Lost Eagles of Rome, Shadowman, X-O Manowar, and more!
 
4:30pm -  5:30pm
Wonder Woman in the 1940s
Room 5AB
Everyone knows William Marston as the writer-creator of Wonder Woman, but many of the classic Wonder Woman stories of the forties were co-written or wholly written by his uncredited and previously unknown assistant, Joye Hummel. Today, her name is Joye Murchison Kelly and she is this year's in-person recipient of the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing. In this special, historic event, she makes her first appearance ever on a comic convention panel, where she'll be interviewed by historians Trina Robbins and Mark Evanier. You don't to miss what may be your one-and-only chance to hear her speak about writing the adventures of the Amazon Princess, helping create the mythology of Wonder Woman, and working in Dr. Marston's office alongside him and Wonder Woman artist Harry G. Peter.
 
5:00pm -  5:45pm
DC's Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Ballroom 20
After defeating Mallus by cuddling him to death with a giant stuffed animal named Beebo, the Legends were ready to ease off the gas. That was until Constantine arrived to inform them that, in solving one major problem, they have created another, much larger one. When the Legends let time crumble in order to release and defeat Mallus, the barrier between worlds softened. History is now infected with "Fugitives, magical creatures from myths
 
5:00pm -  5:50pm
TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
The official magazine of TV returns to San Diego for its annual all-star, must-see event. Moderated by senior writer Damian Holbrook, Fan Favorites brings together stars from TV's hottest shows for a lively discussion filled with behind-the-scenes scoop, fan-encounter tales, and of course, 'ship talk! Panelists (subject to change) include cast members from The 100, Krypton, Gotham, and more!
 
5:00pm -  6:00pm
Bubble: Monsters & A**-Kicking with Hollywood Stars
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
TV pilot turned podcast, Bubble is Broad City meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets BBC's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Part allegory, part commentary, this smart, sci-fi-infused comedy from Maximum Fun ticks lots of pop culture boxes. Panelists include creator Jordan Morris (@Midnight), Alison Becker (Parks and Recreation), Cristela Alonzo (Cristela), Eliza Skinner (The Late Late Show), Mike Mitchell (Love), and Travis McElroy (My Brother, My Brother and Me). Moderated by executive producer Jesse Thorn.
 
5:00pm -  6:00pm
Building a Science Fiction World: Music, Composing, and More
Room 25ABC
Composers Tree Adams (The 100, creator of Duskriders), Gordy Haab (Star Wars: Battlefront II, Halo Wars 2), Adam Lastiwka (Travelers), Joshua R. Mosley (Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, After Earth mobile game), Nick Soole (The Crooked Man, The Critters: Bounty Hunter), and rerecording mixer Gregory King (The Orville, Nightflyers) discuss how they approach sci-fi world-building through music and sound. Moderated by senior host and producer Clarke Wolfe (Fandom, The Oracle of Outer Space).
 
5:00pm -  6:00pm
Created at Meltdown
Room 4
For 25 years, geekdom landmark Meltdown Comics was Hollywood's pop culture bastion. Literally dozens of major and indie comic releases were created inside the shop's numerous classes and workshops over the years. Meltdown alum Rylend Grant (Aberrant) brings together an eclectic group of creators/educators including Jim Higgins (former DC editor/director of Meltdown University), Steven Prince (Monster Matador), Jeff Leeds (Not Forgotten Anthology), and David Schrader (Baby Badass) to discuss the shop's now legendary comic creation legacy.
 
5:00pm -  6:00pm
Don't Go Broke Collecting
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Hunting for that collectible stash and finding you have no cash? Extreme collectors and retailer friends will give in-store tips, online shopping tricks, and deal-making hacks that will help with the greenbacks. Panelists include Joseph Gordon (Into the Wormhole: A Star Trek Podcast), Vince Moore (Total Recall: Life on Mars; former comics retailer), and others. Moderated by extreme couponer/Potterhead Ken Choy (GizmoPorn).
 
5:00pm -  6:00pm
Everyone's a Critic: Being a Journalist in an Online Age
Room 9
The past decade has seen an explosion in the scope of journalism, from the rise of citizen-journalism to blogging to vloggers, podcasters, and online-only news sources. This panel of writers and hosts from CBR, Geek Magazine, Digital Bits, Bleeding Cool, and others 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, and more.
 
5:00pm -  6:00pm
Manga: An Intro For Comics Fans
Room 28DE
Are you a longtime comics fan who also has interest in anime and manga but don't really know how to dive in? These panelists are here to help! ComiXologists Matt Kolowski and Kiersten Wing a ask a panel of comics luminaries and tastemakers (who are also secretly otaku) to recommend the best of manga past and present. Panelists include Chris Butcher (co-founder, TCAF; consulting editor, VIZ Media), Stephanie Borria (Media Do International), Kristian Donaldson (The Massive, DMZ), and Ivan Salazar (comiXology). Tell them your favorite comic, movie, or TV show, and they'll give you a manga to match.
 
5:00pm -  6:00pm
Master Successful Observational Drawing in Two Steps
Room 11
Wei Xu, Ph.D. (artist/mathematician/computer scientist/author/professor)will talk about his [+SM]Art approach and simple tricks for mastering observational drawing skills efficiently. These secrets will enable average people, from kids to seniors, to learn drawing with ease.
 
5:00pm -  6:00pm
Spotlight on Aminder Dhaliwal
Room 29AB
Comic-Con special guest Aminder Dhaliwal (Woman World) and Stu Livingston (co-director, Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie, and director at Disney TV Animation) discuss Dhaliwal's work as a comics artist and animator. Their conversation will touch on Dhaliwal's process, her inspirations, and how she balances her comics and animation work as a director at Disney TV Animation. Dhaliwal's debut graphic novel Woman World was first serialized on Instagram to an audience of 150,000.
 
5:00pm -  6:00pm
Talking TMNT with Kevin Eastman
Room 23ABC
Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, has been drawing and writing Turtles since 1984, but he's also the creator of several other projects, is publisher of Heavy Metal magazine, spearheads a wildly popular fan club, and in 2017 completed a successful Kickstarter for his newest publication, Drawing Blood, featuring Shane Bookman. Kevin and panelists will offer a look back at 34 years of Turtles and more.
 
5:00pm -  6:00pm
Teaching Graphic Novels Across the Curriculum
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
Dr. Katie Monnin (education director, Pop Culture Classroom), Tracy Edmunds, M.A., Ed. (Graphic Novels Are Elementary), Erin Hill (language arts teacher, Ramona High School), Derek Heid (English/drama teacher, Temecula Valley High School), Scott Westerfeld (Spill Zone, Impostors), and Aron Steinke (Mr. Wolf's Class) explore a number of approaches and blended models for comics in the classroom by connecting these texts and lessons across subject matter areas (math/science/history/English/business, etc.). Pulling input from both educators and creators, the panel will discuss which titles work well across curricular lines, how educators can collaborate to make them effective learning and teaching tools, and how creators can tailor their works to find audiences that span multiple areas of interest for readers. Moderated by Adam Kullberg (education program manager, Pop Culture Classroom).
 
5:00pm -  6:30pm
Talk for a Living: Voiceover 101
Room 2
Master storyteller and audiobook narrator Scott Brick (Dune, Blade Runner, Jurassic Park) and legendary voiceover artist Townsend Coleman (voice of The Tick, and Michelangelo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) put volunteers from the audience through their paces to see if they-and you-have what it takes to make it in the competitive world of voiceover.
 
5:15pm -  6:15pm
Deadpool 2 Panel
Hall H
Prepare for the ultimate superhero landing as Deadpool and pals drop into Hall H for an hour of maximum effort. Expect dirty jokes, broken fourth walls, maybe some spandex, and real, live unicorns!* *Panel may not actually include mythical creatures.
 
5:15pm -  6:15pm
The Purge: From Film to Television
Room 6BCF
Cultural phenomenon The Purge comes to San Diego Comic-Con in a major way. Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse Productions, and creators of the blockbuster film franchise share an exclusive inside look at how they are expanding the universe into TV with USA Network this Fall. Cast from the latest film The First Purge and the upcoming TV series will join the creative team with their own unique perspectives on the world of The Purge. The television series picks up 10 years after the events of The First Purge and will follow several seemingly unrelated characters whose stories all connect in a mysterious way as they discover how far they'll go to survive The Purge.
 
5:30pm -  6:30pm
Cinematic Storytelling for Comics
Room 24ABC
Multi award-nominated animator, writer, director, and comic book creator Stephan Franck (The Iron Giant, Despicable Me, Silver) discusses his approach to visual storytelling and how to bring the clarity as well as emotional and cinematic impact of film language to the comics page.
 
5:30pm -  6:30pm
Costume Concept Art for Television and Film
Room 8
Costume Designers Guild members Alan Villanueva (costume concept artists, Titans, Black Lightning, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms), Greg Hopwood (costume concept artist, Supergirl, The Gifted, Krypton), Luca Nemolato (The Shape of Water, Westworld, Guardians of the Galexy Vol. 2), Oksana Nedavniaya (costume concept artist, Aquaman, Suicide Squad, Bright), and Phillip Boutte, Jr. (costume concept artist, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity Wars) discuss the process behind creating concept art for some of the most exciting productions on television and in film. The concept artists will also take questions from the audience.
 
5:30pm -  6:30pm
DC: Tom King
Room 6DE
Don't miss your chance to hear award-winning writer Tom King speak about how his former life as a CIA operative inspires his outright intense and creative stories! His latest epic creation called Heroes in Crisis focuses on superhero trauma and how a life of fighting crime can have a psychological effect on them.
 
5:30pm -  6:30pm
Decentralization for the Win: Putting Gamers First with Digital Ownership on the Blockchain
Room 5AB
From true ownership of digital property, to radical transparency, to decentralized game logic, blockchain technology is rapidly changing the way that developers produce and players interact with video games and eSports. Learn how game industry veterans from WAX (founders of OPSkins), Robot Cache (led by Brian Fargo of Interplay and InXile Entertainment), Decentraland (first virtual platform owned by its users), and Beeline Interactive (worldwide mobile game developer and publisher) are creating new types of games and business models with this disruptive technology. You can get further into the blockchain at Future Tech Live! Pavilion in the Omni Hotel.
 
5:30pm -  6:30pm
Doctor Who: The Road to 13
Room 7AB
With the upcoming debut of the first female Doctor and the impending launch of her own comics series, Titan Comics' Doctor Who creators discuss the past, present, and future of this amazing franchise. Titan Comics brand manager Chris Thompson chats with the 13th Doctor writer Jody Houser, along with creators Cavan Scott, George Mann, Paul Cornell, and Kelly Yates, on a journey through space and time.
 
5:30pm -  6:30pm
Knights of the Slice: Now with Spicy Chorizo
Room 26AB
Report for your civic pizza duty! Host Jamie King (writer, Netflix's Jessica Jones) interrogates creator Jesse DeStasio and other panelists on the upcoming Knight of the Slice action figures! Attendees will get a first look at the future toy releases and have a chance to win free toys months before they hit the market. They can't promise the picture of Jesse eating potato salad poolside will make it into their presentation . . . but there is a good chance it will!
 
5:30pm -  6:30pm
Netflix: Matt Groening's Disenchantment
Room 6A
Netflix and Matt Groening give a special sneak peek at the animation legend's newest and much anticipated series, Disenchantment. Get whisked away into the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where Matt tells the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. The cast and creators will be in attendance to show you an exclusive first look and answer all of your burning questions about this much anticipated television series.
 
5:45pm -  6:30pm
The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Ballroom 20
Matching wits with The Thinker, who by season's end had harnessed the powers of all 12 bus metas he created, stretched Team Flash to its limits, but with the help of some new allies, Barry Allen (a.k.a. The Flash) and company were able to put a stop to the Enlightenment and save Central City once again. However, with the arrival of Barry and Iris's speedster daughter Nora, who appears from the future admitting to having made a "big mistake, things are anything but status quo. Will parenthood be the challenge that finally slows the Flash down? For answers to this and all your other season 5 questions
 
6:00pm -  6:50pm
Deadly Class
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Be the first to get a sneak peek of SYFY's new series Deadly Class, based on the graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig. Executive produced by the Russo Brothers (Avengers: Infinity War), Deadly Class follows the story of Marcus, a teen living on the streets who is recruited into King's Dominion, an elite private academy where the world's top crime families send their next generations. The cast and creators give a preview of the first season.
 
6:00pm -  7:00pm
Elfquest: 40 Years of Pointed Ears
Room 23ABC
2018 wraps up 40 years of Elfquest with the biggest bang ever. Celebrate the longest-running indie fantasy comic with co-creators, writers, and artist Wendy Pini (Elfquest, Masque of the Red Death) and Richard Pini (Elfquest, Line of Beauty). Learn behind-the-scenes secrets that have been hidden since 1978, and see the clues that were planted decades ago. Take an emotional journey down memory lane. The conclusion of the Final Quest series has taken fandom by storm, and you'll be able to bombard Wendy and Richard with all the questions you've been saving up for years!
 
6:00pm -  7:00pm
Fantagraphics Disney Masters
Room 4
A presentation by veteran editor Mike Catron introduces the exciting new series from Fantagraphics Books, Disney Masters. This series highlights acclaimed artists from around the world working in the grand Walt Disney tradition. Many of these stories are new to American readers and will now be available for the first time in English.
 
6:00pm -  7:00pm
Figure Drawing for Popular Media
Room 11
Emilio Soltero, Ph.D. (John Buscema: A Life in Sketches; Draw the Line) presents a primer on drawing the figure for popular media, including drawing for comics and character design, joined by Lauren Echevaria (artist), Elisabeth Echevaria (panel model), and Jyhjong Hwang (panel model). The focus will be on anatomy and figure drawing. Emilio will lecture and demonstrate on figure drawing. Lauren will demo a portrait. There will be time to draw as well. Professionals and beginners are welcome. Bring your drawing supplies to draw models/cosplayers during this interactive presentation.
 
6:00pm -  7:00pm
From Reader to Author: Making the Leap!
Room 9
One of the most exciting innovations in YA publishing is the growth in online writing communities. Writers can upload their work online and get real-time feedback from readers and even publishers who might choose manuscripts for publication. Editor Holly West and authors Danika Stone (Internet Famous), Tiffany Pitcock (Just Friends), L. E. Delano (Traveler), Lydia Albano (Finding You), Nikki Katz (The Midnight Dance), and Shannon Klare (Surviving Adam Meade)discuss writing, editing, and publishing, and how you could make the leap from reader to author!
 
6:00pm -  7:00pm
Genetic Mutations: Will We All Be Metahumans One Day?
Room 25ABC
From Marvel's X-Men to television shows such as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Gifted, Runaways, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Stranger Things, people with genetic mutations are featured as having superpowers. How realistic is the science behind these superpower-creating mutations? The Fleet Science Center, geneticists, and the creative teams behind some of these popular shows discuss the possibility of humans one day having superpowers.
 
6:00pm -  7:00pm
MSE and Extreme Droid Building
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
From feisty astromechs to diminutive mouse droids, master builders Doug Dobyns, Michael Wheeler, Kevin Holme, Tom Hellwig, Michael Kelly, and John Boisvert discuss some of the extreme ways that droid builders have brought the magic of the droids of the Star Wars Universe to life and gone way beyond. Moderated by Guy Vardaman.
 
6:00pm -  7:00pm
TOKYOPOP: Manga for Everyone
Room 28DE
Manga is for everyone, and TOKYOPOP's goal is to bring the magic of manga to all comic book fans, whether they're manga veterans or new to the world of Japanese-style comics. Find out what's coming up this year and beyond, including the new International Women of Manga initiative!
 
6:00pm -  8:00pm
Out in Comics 31: The Next Generation
Room 29AB
The comic world's longest-running convention panel begins its 31st year with a name change from "Gays in Comics" to a more expansive "Out in Comics." As more and more LGBTQ or LGBTQ-friendly creators create mainstream comics
 
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
IP in Board Games
Room 5AB
Chris Castagnetto (DJ Helsing) and B&B Games Studio are proud to be hosting the IP in Board Games panel. Learn about intellectual property in board gaming and how IP can influence game design and testing. Bring your questions and participate in an open forum fireside chat.
 
6:30pm -  7:30pm
Judge Dredd: Supercop or Satire?
Room 8
He's the hardline cop bringing justice to the mean futuristic streets of Mega-City One, but is Judge Dredd a hero or a villain? Is he a law enforcement role-model or, in the light of recent years, is he becoming a worrying vision of the future? Panelists debating the pros and cons of the lawman of the future include Mark Russell (Judge Dredd: Under Siege), Meg Downey (CBR), Rosie Knight (Nerdist), and Evan Narcisse (io9, Rise of the Black Panther).
 
6:30pm -  7:30pm
Magic: The Gathering Panel, Blogatog Live
Room 24ABC
Magic head designer Mark Rosewater presents this one-man program 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
Sketch to Screen: Ready Player One, Rampage, and Beyond
Room 7AB
Visionary concept artist Aaron Sims (Stranger Things, Planet of the Apes trilogy) and the Aaron Sims Creative artist team reveal the secrets behind character and world-building concept designs, previsualizations, and visual effects for some of the most iconic film and television franchises of our generation. Through a series of 3D models, animatics, and breakdowns, they'll demonstrate how your favorite superheroes, villains, and monsters are brought to life from sketch to screen.
 
6:30pm -  7:30pm
Skin&Earth: Running a One-Woman Show: Lights
Room 26AB
Collected for the first time as an interactive trade paperback and hardcover, Skin&Earth -the original story and 14-track record, all written, illustrated, colored, and recorded by Lights herself-can finally be experienced as one cohesive vision. Lights talks about her vision with an introduction from Nick Barrucci (publisher, Dynamite Entertainment) and a Q&A moderated by Franki Chan (founder, IHEARTCOMIX).
 
6:30pm -  7:30pm
Talks Machina with Critical Role
Room 6BCF
Brian W. Foster (Talks Machina) hosts a special Critical Role community Q&A with Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Liam O'Brien, Sam Riegel, and Taliesin Jaffe. The cast will answer your questions about Vox Machina, the Mighty Nein, and anything and everything Critical Role!
 
6:30pm -  8:00pm
Being an Author in the 21st Century (and Controlling Your Own Destiny Through Self-Publishing)
Room 2
Being a successful author is an entirely different proposition than it was just a few years ago. The introduction of the eReader and the rise of self-publishing have turned the industry on its head-and new authors are benefiting. Learn how to harness your strengths and take charge of your career in a candid discussion of the self-published author's life with three Amazon all-star authors: Michael C. Grumley (sci-fi, thrillers), Tim Tigner (mystery, thrillers), and Samantha Christy (romance). Moderated by audiobook Golden Voice Scott Brick.
 
6:40pm -  8:55pm
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: DC's Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A, Deadpool 2 Panel, and The Flash 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.)
 
6:45pm -  7:45pm
HISTORY: Project Blue Book
Room 6A
From Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Contact), Project Blue Book is based on the true, top-secret investigations into unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1969. Series stars Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), Michael Malarkey (The Vampire Diaries), Neal McDonough (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow), and Laura Mennell (Alphas, Watchmen), along with producers, share what's to come in this highly anticipated new drama series and reveal an exclusive sneak peek of the first season. Cast subject to change.
 
6:45pm -  7:45pm
IDW Entertainment and SYFY: Wynonna Earp
Room 6DE
The cast and creators of the breakout SYFY hit series Wynonna Earp, including Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, and Chantel Riley along with show runner Emily Andras, and comic creator Beau Smith reveal behind-the-scenes antics, show off exclusive footage, and answer your biggest questions about season 3!
 
6:45pm -  8:15pm
An Evening with Kevin Smith
Hall H
If you're into it, Kevin Smith wants to use his mouth on you. The podcasting director returns to the Hall H stage after nearly dying of a heart attack back in February! Hear him talk about directing Supergirl and Flash, his new show Hollyweed, and the forthcoming sequel, Jay & Silent Bob Reboot!
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