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Thursday, July 18
 

12:00pm PDT

CBLDF: Banned Comics!
Every year comics are banned in libraries all over the United States; learn how you can fight back! In recent years, comics that have been targeted for bans include all-ages classics like Bone by Jeff Smith and Dragonball by Akira Toriyama, as well as acclaimed books for adult readers like Alison Bechdel's Fun Home, Neil Gaiman's Sandman, Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and others. Learn more about what comics have been banned and challenged, why comics are banned, and how you can help by being a part of CBLDF's efforts for Banned Book Week!

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 30CDE

12:30pm PDT

Bringing Digital Comics into Schools and Libraries
Josh Elder (account director, iVerse Media)is joined by David Eicke (publishing marketing manager, VIZ Media) and Jesse Post (marketing director, Papercutz/NBM) to discuss how digital comics, graphic novels, and manga are the next killer apps for 21st century schools and libraries.

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 24ABC

4:00pm PDT

VIZ Media Panel
Get the latest updates and exciting news from VIZ Media staff on your favorite manga and anime. You'll also get the scoop on new acquisitions, upcoming releases, and projects not yet announced!

Thursday July 18, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 7AB

5:30pm PDT

Funimation Industry Panel
Get the latest news (and the chance to win some swag). With blockbuster titles such as Akira, Dragon Ball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, and One Piece, the FUNimation catalog features anime for both hardcore and casual fans. The live-action branch, Giant Ape, includes the current TV phenomenon Lost Girl.

Thursday July 18, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 24ABC

5:30pm PDT

Kodansha Comics
Get all the latest information on Sailor Moon and Attack on Titan, as well as hear the latest announcements, news, and maybe get a giveaway or two. Kodansha USA's Kana Koide and Random House's Dallas Middaugh walk you through the best of Kodansha's manga.

Thursday July 18, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 4

5:30pm PDT

Making a Living in Manga: New Trends Worth Watching
As a generation of North American comics fans who grew up with manga aspire to become comics creators, they're bumping up against a glass ceiling: a lack of paying publishing options for their work. But a new wave of manga-inspired creators are finding new ways to get published and get paid. Panelistst include editors and comics creators who are forging new paths for making a living in manga, including Lillian Diaz-Pryzbyl (editorial director, Chromatic Press), Faith Erin Hicks (Friends with Boys, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Victor Chu (co-founder/CEO, MangaMagazine.net), Myung Hee Kim (Simon Sues, Bento Comics), and moderator Brigid Alverson (MangaBlog.net, Publishers Weekly).

Thursday July 18, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 26AB

6:30pm PDT

Lost in Translation
With possible signs of increasing sales in manga and anime, is this a good time to enter the world of freelance translation and localization? Get some questions answered, hear some fun stories, and learn of possible upcoming trends with long-time freelancers and industry insiders William Flanagan (Fairy Tail), Jonathan Tarbox (Fist of the Northstar), Shaenon Garrity (Case Closed), Mari Morimoto (Naruto), Stephen Paul (One Piece), Ed Chavez (marketing director, Vertical), and Nathan Collins (Metal Gear Solid)!

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Room 26AB

8:15pm PDT

Robotech Industry Panel
Tommy Yune, director of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles and Steve Yun, screenwriter of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles showcase all the latest live-action and animated Robotech projects in production.

Thursday July 18, 2013 8:15pm - 9:15pm PDT
Room 6DE