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Thursday, July 18
 

10:00am PDT

From Fan to Creator: Goal-Setting for Creative Types
Which side of the convention table do you want to be on: professional or fan? And what's keeping you from getting there? If you're having trouble bringing your creative ideas into reality, you need to attend this fun and informative workshop, designed specifically for the Comic-Con crowd and back for its seventh straight year. Douglas Neff, the "Tony Robbins of Geeks," will give you simple and proven techniques for bringing your most important goals to life. Whether you want to write your first novel, draw your own comic, or shoot your independent film, you'll walk away from this workshop with practical tools for helping you reach your dream.

Thursday July 18, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 23ABC

10:00am PDT

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Featuring Kevin Eastman
A special discussion about all things TMNT featuring co-creator Kevin Eastman! Join Eastman and other members of the IDW Publishing TMNT creative brain trust, including editor Bobby Curnow and writer Tom Waltz, for what promises to be one shell of a fun and informative time!

Thursday July 18, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 9

10:00am PDT

Comic-Con Film School 101: Preproduction and Screenwriting
Comic-Con Film School is back for another four-day, nuts and bolts course on how to make a movie for very little money using available video technology and desktop postproduction software. Whether you're shooting your first vampire film or that story about the leather-clad girl who hunts dimensional refugees, this course will take you from script to final product so that you too can enter your own movie into the CCI-IFF. This first class covers the specifics of preproduction on the cheap, including screenwriting, casting, scheduling, location scouting, crewing-up, and getting equipment for nothing. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star, Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (writer/producer, Fear News), Vera Vanguard (producer, The Building of Good and Evil), Nick Murphy (writer/director, Pizza and Bullets), and Sean Rourke (writer, Ballistica).

Thursday July 18, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

10:30am PDT

The Anatomy of Superhero Film Music: Bringing a Comic Book to Life
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 15, 11:06AM
Leading Hollywood film directors and composers including composer Marco Beltrami (The Wolverine), composer John Debney (Iron Man 2), composer Matthew Margeson (X-Men: First Class, Kick Ass 2) with director Jeff Wadlow (Kick Ass 2), composer Christopher Lennertz (Marvel: Agent Carter), composer Bear McCreary and music supervisor Dave Jordan (The Avengers) discuss the creation of the musical voice behind the hero. Following in tradition with a long-running franchise, the panelists will explore the challenges that are faced when bringing a comic book character to life and giving that character a voice unheard by the world before. Additionally, composers will discuss working with directors and how they work together to convey the story of the character. Composers will discuss creating a theme, transforming the theme throughout the story line and following the often uphill battle that our heroes travel. All panelists will show examples of their work. Join Hollywood’s directors and composers Q & A moderated by Ray Costa (Award-winning Journalist/ CEO of Costa Communications, a leading film music public relations firm).

Thursday July 18, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Room 6A

10:30am PDT

Comic Book Law School 101: I'm Going Bananas!
Ideas, characters, plots, designs, stories, paintings, photos, titles, names, logos, brands-it's enough to drive one crazy if you don't know your copyright from your trademark from your trade secret. But never fear-help is only a 90-minute program away. Noted IP attorney Michael Lovitz, author of The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, is back for his 20th anniversary of enlightening creators at Comic-Con. His series of programs are designed to provide you with a basic legal foundation in intellectual property and related areas, including securing and enforcing your rights, contracts and licensing, fair use, social media, and much more. This first installment focuses on the basics-that is, understanding your intellectual property rights and how to protect them, focusing on protection and ownership of ideas, inventions, works of authorship, characters, brands and names, from conception through publication and beyond. Attendees are invited to participate in an interactive discussion about basic rights provided under U.S. copyright and trademark laws, including their intersection with new media, as well as new decisions and changes in the law and how they could affect those rights. Along the way, there will be plenty to learn about the protections available, as well as the numerous potential pitfalls, under the U.S. trademark and copyright systems. Please note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and practice tips to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. [This program is approved for 1.5 credits of California MCLE.].

Thursday July 18, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 30CDE

11:00am PDT

Comic-Con How-To: Point of View: What's the Point?
With so many terms and styles, diving into the mechanics of the craft of writing can be scary. And point of view (POV) can be one of the toughest to tackle. Yet, if used correctly, POV is a wonderful and powerful tool that is the backbone of your story. Award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake helps break this piece of the writing puzzle down into something you can use to enhance your writing style.

Thursday July 18, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 2

11:00am PDT

The Secrets of Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy
Successful novelists, screenwriters, and actors each bring a different perspective to a discussion of how to write science fiction and fantasy. Raymond Feist (The Riftwar Saga, The Serpentwar Saga, Conclave of Shadows), David Gerrold (Star Trek, The War Against the Chtorr, Star Wolf), Marc Scott Zicree (Space Command, Babylon 5, Sliders, The Twilight Zone Companion), Trevor Crafts (Lantern City, Smokewood), Matthew James Daley (Lantern City, Lantern City: Rise), Jimmy Diggs (The Crypto-Historians, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager), Matt King (The World of Steam), and Bruce Boxleitner (TRON, Babylon 5, Lantern City). Moderated by Mark O'Bannon (The Dream Crystal, The Dark Mirrors of Heaven, Aia the Barbarian).

Thursday July 18, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 32AB

11:00am PDT

Video Games to Movies: Is the Golden Age Upon Us?
Join some of the top industry professionals as they discuss the challenges, opportunities and the future of what many are calling the next dominant supplier of franchise films to the studios: Video Game-based movies! Are we in for the long anticipated "Golden Age" of video game to movie adaptations? Expect surprises and a glimpse into what is on the horizon for some of the biggest video game characters/franchises as they begin their journey towards the silver screen! Panelists include Adrian Askarieh (Hitman, Agent 47), Tim Miller (Blur Studios, attached to direct Deadpool feature), Justin Marks (producer, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li), Patrick J O’Brien (VP of EA Entertainment, currently developing films based on Need for Speed, Dead Space, Mass Effect and Dante’s Inferno), C. Robert Cargill (Sinister, Dreams and Shadows, Queen of Dark Things, Deus X), and moderator Ben Fritz of The Wall Street Journal.

Thursday July 18, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

11:30am PDT

Masters of the Web
Some of the most prominent and influential film pundits on the web discuss the film industry, writing for film online, film fandom, and a whole lot more with a special focus on the world of horror this year. Moderated by the director and writer of the upcoming Lionsgate film You're Next, Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett. Panelists include Ryan Turek (ShockTillYouDrop.com), Evan Dickson (Bloody-Disgusting.Com), Grae Drake (RottenTomatoes.Com), Heather Wixson (DreadCentral.Com), Lawrence Raffel (FearNet.com), James "Jimmy O" Oster (JoBlo.com), and hosted by John Campea (AMC Theatres). AMC is generously providing free movies passes to all attendees of the panel this year!

Thursday July 18, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 24ABC

11:45am PDT

Dreamworks Animation Filmmaker Focus
Join chief creative officer Bill Damaschke and directors David Soren (Turbo), Rob Minkoff (Peabody & Sherman), and Dean DeBlois (How to Train Your Dragon 2) as they discuss putting a great story through the animation process and onto the screen. Moderated by Anthony Breznican (Entertainment Weekly).

Thursday July 18, 2013 11:45am - 12:45pm PDT
Room 6A

11:50am PDT

The 14th Annual Animation Show of Shows
Ron Diamond (program curator, president of Acme Filmworks and AWN.com) presents the best and newest in international animation. Included is Disney's Oscar winning Paperman along with 10 animated shorts culled from the most notable festivals from around the world. Shows annually at Pixar, Dreamworks, Disney, ILM, Blue Sky, Sony, EA, UCLA, SVA, USC, SCAD, NYU, RISD, Harvard and CalArts.

Thursday July 18, 2013 11:50am - 12:50pm PDT
Hall H

12:00pm PDT

Hasbro: Transformers 30th Anniversary
One of pop culture's most prolific brands kicks off its 30th anniversary celebration at Comic-Con International! Join members of the Transformers brand and design team to celebrate the legacy of "Robots in Disguise" and get a "More Than Meets The Eye" first look at the Thrilling 30 line of special-edition action figures. Transformers team members will also host a Q&A for your burning Transformers questions!

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 25ABC

12:00pm PDT

The Pitching Hour
Jermaine Turner (director, current series, Disney TV Animation), Ted Biaselli (VP programming, The Hub Network), Jill Sanford (VP, Nickelodeon Animation Development), Derek Hoffman (VP, Donner Co.), Ivan Brandon (writer/publisher, Offset Comics), Charlie Chu (editor, Oni Press), Lindsay Rostal (game producer, The Odd Gentlemen), Jennie Kong (PR strategist), and moderator Dan Evans III (freelance writer, Stoopid Monkey), will take an idea from conception through production for various media. This process will include creating a pitch document, obtaining agents, and getting a pitch meeting. The panelists will explain, through hypothetical example and humorous stories, the process that new creators should adapt to make their way through the creative battleground of the entertainment industry. Knowing that each project is unique, there will be a Q&A to allow the audience to really hone in on the solutions to obstacles they may encounter. Also on hand will be Brendan McFeely (IP lawyer, Kane Kessler) to give creators insight on protecting their ideas as they navigate Hollywood!

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 5AB

12:30pm PDT

Spotlight on Gene Deitch
Comic-Con special guest Gene Deitch is a legendary cartoonist, animator, Academy Award-winning filmmaker, and creator of Tom Terrific. Join him for a tour thru his 70-year career, including his years directing cartoons for UPA and Weston Woods, as well as creating the comic strip Terr'ble Thompson and crossing paths with everyone from Pete Seeger and John Lee Hooker to Maurice Sendak and Jules Feiffer. Moderated by animation historian Jerry Beck and famed movie critic and author-and Comic-Con special guest-Leonard Maltin!

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 8

1:10pm PDT

Europa Report
At the movies, it seems there's so much science fiction, but so little science. Sebastian Cordero's Europa Report seeks to change that. The film depicts a near-future crewed mission to Jupiter's moon Europa, seeking evidence for life in an ocean beneath the moon's icy surface. The movie uses current science to tell a story of discovery and danger. This panel features the film's crew and cast, alongside scientists involved with a NASA concept for a real robotic spacecraft, the Europa Clipper, designed to investigate the mysteries of Europa, including whether it has the elements to support life. Participants include Sebastian Cordero (director, Rage and Chronicles), Bear McCreary (composer, Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead), producer Ben Browning, and actress Karolina Wydra, alongside JPL scientists Steve Vance and Kevin Hand. The panel will be moderated by astronomer Dr. Phil Plait (Slate magazine, Phil Plait's Bad Universe). Space.com called the film "One of the most thrilling and realistic depictions of deep-space exploration since Moon and 2001: A Space Odyssey."

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:10pm - 2:20pm PDT
Hall H

1:30pm PDT

Sequart: Advancing Comics as Art
Through books, documentaries, and online resources, Sequart promotes comics as a legitimate art form. Be the first to get a look at footage from the upcoming Neil Gaiman documentary, as well as premiere footage from soon-to-be-released documentaries on Image Comics and X-Men writer Chris Claremont, with director Patrick Meaney (Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods) and producer Jordan Rennert (Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts). Also, discuss recent books about Warren Ellis and Grant Morrison, and deliberate comics importance with Hannah Means-Shannon (Sequart author) and Julian Darius (Sequart founder).

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 24ABC

2:00pm PDT

Creative Techniques for Innovative Creature Design
Neville Page (Star Trek Into Darkness) demonstrates his latest techniques for creating unique creatures and characters for entertainment. A variety of techniques will be shared, from traditional to digital. Multiple examples will be shown from his personal work to the latest films he has worked on, such as Star Trek and Prometheus.

Thursday July 18, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 5AB

2:00pm PDT

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Action Figure Showcase
Members of the mutant marketing team for Playmates Toys-the master toy licensee for TMNT since the 1980s-prepare to "unleash shell," discussing what's now, new, and next for the articulated heroes on a half-shell. Get sneak peeks at future toys (perhaps some from season 2 of the Turtles' animated series or the upcoming TMNT movie), and ask questions of "team green" members who've worked on all three incarnations of the Turtles since their debut decades ago.

Thursday July 18, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 25ABC

2:30pm PDT

Entertainment Weekly's The Visionaries
From art house cinema to studio blockbuster, these uncompromising directors have electrified audiences with their virtuoso storytelling and breathtaking imagery. Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 500 Days of Summer), Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), and Edgar Wright (The World's End, Shaun of the Dead) lead this master class on the art of filmmaking and a wide-ranging discussion about the future of film.

Thursday July 18, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Hall H

3:00pm PDT

Animated Effects in Live Action
When the word animation is used, we think of cartoons. However, the line between live action and animation is becoming blurred due to technological advances. This panel includes industry professionals who create some of the most memorable animated visual effects, discussing how they blend animation with live action seamlessly. Appearing: Daniel Jeannette (animation director, Happy Feet and animation supervisor, Where The Wild Things Are), Roger Kupelian (matte painter, The Lord of the Rings trilogy), and James Parris (animator, Spider-Man and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).

Thursday July 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 7AB

3:00pm PDT

How to Build a Portfolio for the World of Animation
Industry leaders share an insider's look at what it takes to build the right portfolio to enter the world of animation. Attendees will gain an understanding of the creative roles of animated television, feature animation, and visual effects industries. Dawn Rivera-Ernster (director of talent development and recruitment, Walt Disney Animation Studios), Brooke Keesling (manager, animation talent development, Cartoon Network), and Diane St. Clair (VP, recruiting and artist development, Sony Pictures Imageworks) offer an insider's look at what it takes to build a creative animation portfolio.

Thursday July 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 23ABC

3:00pm PDT

The Sidekick: Premiere Screening and Q&A
From director Michael J. Weithorn (King of Queens, A Little Help) and writer/actor Rob Benedict (Waiting, Supernatural) comes The Sidekick, the offbeat story of career "sidekick" Max McCabe. When Max begins to lose his youthful zip and is unceremoniously fired by his superhero boss, he finds himself cast adrift in a world that seems to have no use for an aging professional buddy. The panel will feature a 30-minute premiere screening and panel Q&A with Weithorn, Benedict, and cast members Lizzy Caplan (Mean Girls, Cloverfield), Martin Starr (This Is the End), Josh Meyers (Behind the Candelabra), Richard Speight Jr. (Band of Brothers), Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), cinematographer Steve Lubensky (Series 7), and other special guests to be announced.

Thursday July 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

3:00pm PDT

We Still Love the '80s: 1983
Our 1982 panel was such a success, it's only apropos that it get a sequel. Welcome to 1983, now in 3D. If you thought nothing can compare to the greatest geek year ever, 1982, you're only half right. Get ready as GEEK magazine takes you back to the future; the year of such films as Return of the Jedi, War Games, The Right Stuff, Risky Business, Vacation, Scarface, Zelig, A Christmas Story, Blue Thunder, Krull, Psycho II, the 3D triptych of Spacehunter, Jaws 3-D, and Parasite and, of course, the ultimate 007 showdown, Octopussy vs. Never Say Never Again. GEEK founding publisher and moderator Mark A. Altman (Castle, Necessary Roughness) he promises a San Diego "all-time high" with Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise, ST: TNG Blu-Rays), Steve Melching (Transformers Prime, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Steve Kriozere (N.C.I.S., Femme Fatales), and David E. Williams (editor-in-chief, GEEKMagazine).

Thursday July 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 5AB

3:50pm PDT

Enders Game and Divergent
Summit Entertainment presents a special sneak peek at the highly anticipated film adaptation of the beloved, award-winning novel Enders Game. This is a must-see for fans, who will be shown all-new, exclusive footage and treated to a Q&A with stars Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, and Abigail Breslin, along with producer Roberto Orci (Star Trek Into Darkness) and director Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine). The panel will also feature the first footage ever seen of the futuristic thriller based on the #1 New York Times best-selling novel, Divergent. Cast and filmmakers will complete a Q&A sharing details of the project's transition from book to film. Panelists will include novelist Veronica Roth, director Neil Burger, and cast members Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, Ansel Elgort, Mekhi Phifer, Ben Lamb, Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Christian Madsen.

Thursday July 18, 2013 3:50pm - 4:50pm PDT
Hall H

4:00pm PDT

The Digital Bits: Blu-ray Producers 2013
Bill Hunt, Adam Jahnke, and Todd Doogan of The Digital Bits.com host a panel discussion and Q&A with leading independent and indie studio producers of Blu-ray extras. Panelists include Brian Ward (Shout!/Scream Factory), Charles de Lauzirika (Pain and Gain, Prometheus, The Amazing Spider-Man), Robert Meyer Burnett (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Enterprise), Cliff Stephenson (Escape Plan, The Vatican Tapes, The Hunger Games), Eric D. Wilkinson (of Kino Lorber), Warner Archive, and others.

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

4:00pm PDT

Hollywood Location Scouts
Location scouts work with the director and production designer to translate their cinematic visions to reality by traveling the world to seek out where the movies will be made. Six location scouts will discuss the creative and logistical aspects of their jobs, tell some exciting anecdotes, and answer audience questions. Panelists include Becky Brake (Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol), Caleb Duffy (Thor), Scott Allen Logan (Iron Man 2), David Lyons (Community), Rebecca "Puck" Stair (Terminator Salvation), and Scott Trimble (Star Trek Into Darkness).

Thursday July 18, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

4:45pm PDT

I Know That Voice: The Documentary: Special Preview and Q&A
John DiMaggio (executive producer of IKTV, also voice of Bender from Futurama, Jake The Dog from Adventure Time, IFC's Out There, and many more) brings the cast and crew of IKTV together for an exclusive sneak peek at the most anticipated film about voice-over (in animation and video games) ever made! Included in the panel are Billy West (Futurama, Ren and Stimpy), Rob Paulsen (TMNT, Pinky and the Brain), Dee Bradley Baker (Clone Wars, Ben 10, American Dad), Fred Tatasciore (Hulk, Ben 10, Mad), Tom Kenny (Spongebob Squarepants, Brickleberry), Andrea Romano (25-time Emmy nominee, 8-time Emmy winner for Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, and more), Tommy Reid (producer, IKTV), and Lawrence Shapiro (director, IKTV). You won't want to miss this panel, especially with this bunch! You never what's going to come out of their mouths!

Thursday July 18, 2013 4:45pm - 5:45pm PDT
Room 6BCF

5:00pm PDT

Publicizing Your Project
Got a new comic, a new webseries, a new novel, a new TV show, or a movie? That's great-but pretty meaningless if you and your friends are the only ones who know about. How do you get the word out? Facebook and a webpage, sure. That's what everyone's doing. What can you do to cut through the clutter and get your stuff actually seen, actually talked about, actually out there so people can see it, read it, watch it, buy it? People who have been getting projects seen dating back to Star Wars give you their thoughts and advice on how you can do it for your project. Panelists include Molly Celaschi (Malena Public Relations, Spike TV Scream Awards), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat, Publishers Weekly), Craig Miller (Star Wars, The Dark Crystal), Amy Ratcliffe (Geek with Curves, StarWars.com), and Steve Saffel (Titan Books).

Thursday July 18, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Room 30CDE

5:10pm PDT

Voltage Pictures: An Exclusive Preview of The Zero Theorem, Directed by Terry Gilliam
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 05, 03:06PM
An eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of existence ­or the lack thereof­ once and for all. However, it is only once he experiences the power of love and desire that he is able to understand his very reason for being. Appearing on stage to introduce the special early look at this new film and take your questions are producers Zev Foreman (Killer Joe) and Dean Zanuck (Get Low), and Terry's daughter Amy Gilliam, who worked on the film. Moderated by Gina McIntyre of the LA Times' Hero Complex.

Thursday July 18, 2013 5:10pm - 5:40pm PDT
Hall H

5:30pm PDT

An Unofficial Sneak Peek of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug with TheOneRing.net
With 14 years on the front line of Middle Earth news, take a look with TORn staff at what you might not know about the second Hobbit movie. Rumors, spy reports, conjecture, inside info, debunking, and lively debate all play a part as Cliff Broadway (Ringers), Lisa Crouch (Barliman's), Larry D. Curtis (set visits), Rebecca Perry and Alex and Kellie Rice (Happy Hobbit), and additional staff dish the latest by and for fans of J. R. R. Tolkien.

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

5:40pm PDT

Trailer Park
It's a Comic-Con tradition! See the latest and greatest trailers with 6,499 of your pop culture-loving friends on the big screen.

Thursday July 18, 2013 5:40pm - 6:10pm PDT
Hall H

6:00pm PDT

Behind the Music with CW3PR
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 11, 05:27PM
The original composer panel is back for a fifth consecutive year at Comic-Con! "Behind the Music" brings you closer than ever before to the musicians behind Comic-Con's favorite films, TV shows, and video games. This year's panel is placing a special emphasis on how aspiring musicians can find themselves writing songs, lyrics and score for some of most prolific and exciting projects around! The panel will feature composers Geoff Zanelli (The Odd Life of Timothy Green); Robert Duncan (Castle); iZLER (Revenge); FM Le Sieur (Being Human); Chris Tilton (Fringe); Kevin Kiner (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Michael Suby (The Vampire Diaries). With special guest moderators Matt Lanter (90210, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Janina Gavankar (True Blood, Arrow). Join us for an electrifying panel with exclusive giveaways for fans!

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 32AB

6:00pm PDT

Comic-Con How-To: Kickstartering the Heart
Siike Donnelly and Matt Hawkins - along with guest panelists Olivia Peterson, Jon Schnepp, and Joshua Levy - give you a look into the process of running and promoting a Kickstarter campaign. Learn how to reach your audience directly and put your dream project into the hands of many. Discover the ups, downs, and rewards of believing in your work.

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 2

6:00pm PDT

The Goon Kickstarter and Beyond with Eric Powell and Blur Studios
Back in November, legions of fans rallied together to raise over $400,000 to put together a story reel for the David Fincher-produced feature film based on Eric Powell's hit comic book series The Goon! Now, Kickstarter supporters and Comic-Con attendees alike will have a chance to catch an exclusive glimpse of this work in progress! Creator Eric Powell, Blur Studios owner Tim Miller, and veteran visual effects guru Jeff Fowler present an update on this crowdfunded full-length motion picture.

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 9

6:00pm PDT

The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con: Dual Identities
Actresses, stuntwomen, creative cosplayers, outspoken bloggers, gamers, and comic book creators...which women are movers and shakers on the convention scene? Is the con a place where fangirls feel forced to fit fantastic expectations, or is it a place where they can unleash who they really are? Are women in fandom subjected to more judgment than their male counterparts? Do women in fandom have to maintain dual identities in ways the fanboys don't? To discuss whether fandom really is different for women, Action Flick Chick Katrina Hill (Fanhattan, CraveOnline) has assembled a team of women dangerous in their own right: Chaka Cumberbatch (Princess Mentality Cosplay), Ashley Eckstein (HerUniverse), Erin Gray (Buck Rogers, Heroes for Hire), Dr. Andrea Letamendi (UnderTheMaskOnline.com), Jessica Merizan (BioWare), Morgan Romine (Frag Dolls), and America Young (Stan Lee's World of Heroes).

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 7AB

6:30pm PDT

The Science of Science Fiction
Sure, it says "fiction," but the word "science" comes first. How do you balance the two for a TV show or movie and still tell the tale? Panelists Amy Berg (co-executive producer, Eureka, supervising producer, Person of Interest, Leverage), Kevin Murphy (writer/executive producer, Caprica, Defiance), Kevin Grazier, Ph.D. (science advisor, Defiance, Falling Skies, Gravity), Nicole Perlman (writer, Guardians of the Galaxy), and Jaime Paglia (executive producer/creator/writer, Eureka) will dive into the issue of the struggle between accurate science and an entertaining story. The panel is moderated by Dr. Phil Plait (writer/host, Phil Plait's Bad Universe, Slate Magazine's Bad Astronomy Blog), and is sponsored by Slate Magazine and The Science and Entertainment Exchange (a program of the National Academy of Sciences).

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Room 24ABC

7:00pm PDT

First Look: Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics
Behind every great superhero is an even greater rogues gallery, and that's where the spotlight lands in the all-new documentary Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics. From the Joker and Deathstroke to Lex Luthor and Darkseid, the film investigates the inner workings of the most nefarious collection of baddies in comics history. Join Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment for a first-look at a Comic-Con exclusive teaser version of the film, then hear from some of the experts themselves on a panel that will feature bestselling comic book writer and DC Entertainment chief creative officer Geoff Johns, Entertainment Weekly editor Geoff Boucher, and distinguished representatives of DC Comics's storied history, including Kevin Shinick (Robot Chicken, MAD), Andrea Romano (Batman: The Animated Series), and other notable comics creators, filmmakers, actors and more. Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics is narrated by everyone’s favorite villain, Christopher Lee (The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars films), and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on October 25, 2013.

Thursday July 18, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 6DE

7:00pm PDT

Genuine Fakes: Making the Artificial Real
From comics to movie monsters and authenticity to alternate universes, how "real" does a fake need to be in order to be believable? Cesare Asaro (creator, Finding Frank and His Friend), Kim Hutsell (Steampunk designer and prop maker, founder of the annual Starburner Awards), Luke Khanlian (special effects creature creator, Alien Resurrection, Starship Troopers), Peter Maresca (editor, Sunday Press Books), and Kirstie Shepherd (author, Gadabout Time Machine User's Manual) discuss how to get the details right when creating a believable fake world. They'll be looking at what materials say about an object and how those materials can be manipulated to create the suspension of disbelief.

Thursday July 18, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 32AB

7:00pm PDT

Inside the Voice Actors Studio
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 10, 10:30AM
Bang Zoom! Entertainment is once again thrilled to bring you this one-hour panel/workshop about voice acting that covers practical dubbing techniques and what to expect at your first audition. This is a fantastic opportunity for attendees interested in the voice-acting profession to get firsthand advice and experience from professionals in an intimate, yet dynamic setting. Join video game voice director Amanda Wyatt (Assassin's Creed, Halo 4, Skylanders) and voice actor Roger Craig Smith (Voice of Sonic the Hedgehog and Batman: Arkham Origins) to get some inside information on how to break into the industry.

Thursday July 18, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 30CDE

7:00pm PDT

The Scoop at Simon and Schuster
Get the inside word on Simon and Schuster’s upcoming books and the chance to win exclusive prizes! Lucille Rettino (vice president, director of marketing), Carolyn Swerdloff (marketing manager), Chrissy Noh (associate marketing director), Mara Anastas (vice president, deputy publisher), and Anna McKean (publicity manager) will give you the scoop on upcoming books from exciting authors, including Scott Westerfeld, Cassandra Clare, Orson Scott Card, Tony DiTerlizzi, and Brandon Mull. Hear what is going on with S&S’s hot properties and get a chance to win exclusive giveaways. All attendees will receive a limited edition T-shirt for the upcoming The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie.

Thursday July 18, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 9

7:00pm PDT

Zombies in Pop Culture
Max Brooks (Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z), Matt Mogk (Zombie Research Society), Steven Schlozman (The Zombie Autopsies), Scott Kenemore (Zen of Zombie, Zombie Ohio), Aaron Sagers (Journalist and TV host), Bradley Voytek (neuroscientist), and Jonathan James (DailyDead.com) discuss why zombies are so popular today. Join this expert panel for a Q&A session covering everything from the origin of the modern zombie to the deep-rooted fears it represents.

Thursday July 18, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 7AB

7:15pm PDT

A New Generation of Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation
A dazzling collection of the most artistic, award-winning and funny animated shorts from around the world. Featured are 15 international, critically acclaimed animated short films, including Oscar nominees and winners. Entries include Bill Plymptons new film Drunker Than a Skunk, Pound Dogs, Dumb Ways to Die, and many more.

Thursday July 18, 2013 7:15pm - 8:15pm PDT
Room 6BCF

7:30pm PDT

Artist as Brand: Rise of the Artist Entrepreneur
Greg Spalenka (artist in publishing, film, and higher education; Sandman, The Ant Bully, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) moderates a panel discussion on art career sustainability. Learn strategies on how to create an income from your talent on your own terms. Stephan Martiniere (artist in publishing, film, and games; Star Wars 2 and 3, I Robot), Donato Giancola (artist in publishing, film, and games; Tor, National Geographic), Alfred Paredes (sculptor, ZICA Toys, Sota Toys), Daniel Davis and Dawna Davis (husband and wife team of Steamcrow, publishers of monster books and toys). In addition there will be a drawing for free consultations with Greg Spalenka to help you create a living from your art on your own terms.

Thursday July 18, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Room 8

7:30pm PDT

Tournament of Nerds LIVE
The hit comedy show from the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre comes to Comic-Con. Who would win in a fight, Batman or Wolverine? Superman or Gandalf? Debates like these have raged for decades. Tournament of Nerds! pits two comedians against each other to battle it out in heated debate. Hosted by Justin Donaldson (Reno 911!) and Hal Rudnick (Screen Junkies) and featuring Jonah Ray (Nerdist), Marc Andreyko (Manhunter), Maddox (The Best Page in the Universe), Roger Barr (I-Mockery), Mike Carlson (Conan), and many more.

Thursday July 18, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Room 26AB

8:00pm PDT

Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza
Ric Meyers (Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Book and Movie) is back with another spectacular showing of the greatest action scenes the world has ever seen. Get ready to laugh, gasp, and cheer at the most incredible fights sequences of the year, sneak peaks of upcoming mind-blowers, and even a world premiere. Come celebrate with comedy film nerds Chris Mancini (Asylum) and Graham Elwood (Palm Strike Dance Party), Stunt People leader Eric Jacobus (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), martial art movie legend James Lew (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Hong Kong film fighter Ho-Sung Pak (Legend of Drunken Master), and more! See why the Extravaganza just keeps getting better in this, its 16th anniversary year!

Thursday July 18, 2013 8:00pm - 10:30pm PDT
Room 6A

8:00pm PDT

Hall H and Ballroom 20 Thursday Panel Playback
Didn't get into either Hall H or Ballroom 20 today? We feel your pain! Do you like stuff? Of course you do! Then join the assistant to the director of programming for Comic-Con International, Tommy Goldbach, in this 3-hour block in which Comic-Con will rebroadcast some of the day's popular panels from those two giant rooms. Best of all, those in attendance will get to vote in a show of applause on what they want to see. It's democracy at its finest and it's a second chance to see these panels. (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.)

Thursday July 18, 2013 8:00pm - 11:00pm PDT
Room 25ABC

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