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Thursday, July 18
 

10:00am PDT

Comic-Con How-To: Don't Tell Your Story, Show It!
Ever wonder how really good books suck a reader in and hold their attention page after page? It's not the characters, nor the plot of the book. It is the way in which the author writes that separates their story from the pack. Award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake helps you gain insight into how to put your story together in a compelling way that will have your readers turning page after page to see what happens next.

Thursday July 18, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 2

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

Marvel: Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way
Have a passion for the inner workings of the comics industry? Curious about breaking into the field as a writer or artist? Sit down with a group of Marvel professionals from every corner of the business and get insider tips, advice, and firsthand accounts of what it takes to start a career in comics today! Panelists include editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, talent scout C. B. Cebulski, and a slew of great Marvel talent!

Thursday July 18, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 7AB

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

Big Showmanship for Small Businesses
Artists and small business owners are not always assured financial success at conventions (there are good shows and bad shows), but they can assure their own marketing success through thoughtful planning and professional presentation. In today's marketplace, image is everything, and there is no second chance for a first impression. Join ringleader Bob Self (Baby Tattoo Books, Baby Tattooville, Beyond Brookledge) along with a cast of creatively innovative business people for an unusually entertaining lesson in business as (un)usual.

Thursday July 18, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Room 4

10:30am PDT

How to Get News Coverage for Small Press Publishers
What makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, or interviews, and what doesn't? Many publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it, and why they are being overlooked for coverage. Comic journalist Rik Offenberger (First Comics News, Archie Comics) moderates this panel on just what it takes to get coverage, with the comic journalists themselves telling you what they are looking for in your submission. Panelists include (in alphabetical order) Albert Ching (Newsarama), Glenn Hauman (Comic Mix), Holly Golightly (BroadSword Comics), Rich Johnston (Bleeding Cool), Alan Kistler (Comic Mix), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat), Chris Squires (Buckley Radio), Tanya Tate (First Comics News), Chris Thompson (First Comics News), J. C. Vaughn (The Scoop), Josh Waldrop (M1W Entertainment), and Bryan Young (Huffington Post, Big Shiny Robot). Find out what it takes to self-promote and make a significant impact on your ability to sell your comic.

Thursday July 18, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Room 8

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

10:30am PDT

Comics Arts Conference Session #1: Comics and the Violent Past
Ghenwa Hayek (Claremont McKenna College) examines how graphic fiction has flourished in Lebanon as a postwar generation copes with the burden of memories and a younger generation thirsts to know more. Andrew J. Friedenthal (University of Texas at Austin) compares Justice Society of America comics in the Golden Age with the 1980s' retconned account of their World War II adventures to show how escapist literature helps us deal with history as it happens and after. Sam Cannon (University of Texas at Austin) investigates how Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá's graphic novel Daytripper calls into question racial and national identities as well as the possibility of survival in contemporary Brazil.

Thursday July 18, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 26AB

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

12:00pm PDT

Bill Plympton's Cheatin' and Kickstarter Funding for Animation
Two-time Oscar-nominated director Bill Plympton (Idiots and Angels) will preview his new animated feature Cheatin'. He will screen pencil tests and finished sequences and discuss the successful Kickstarter campaign that raised funds to complete the film, plus his plans for distribution. Bill will also screen some of the short films from his new DVD release Dogs and Cows and answer questions about his career. Plus, all attendees will receive a free Bill Plympton sketch!

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 23ABC

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

12:00pm PDT

Comics Arts Conference Session #2: Geek Therapy: How Superheroes Empower All of Us
Psychologist Patrick O'Connor (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; Comicspedia) and licensed psychotherapist Josué Cardona (Geek Therapy podcast) discuss geek culture, the psychology of superheroes, and the therapeutic value of comics. Laura Vecchiolla and Elizabeth Smith (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology) and licensed psychologists Frank Gaskill and Dave Verhaagen (Southeast Psych) join them to provide the ultimate expertise on the healing power of superheroes. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) moderates.

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 26AB

12:00pm PDT

Editing Comics: The BOOM! Studios Way
BOOM! Studios creators Brian Stelfreeze (Wednesday Comics, The Day Men), Paul Jenkins (Wolverine: Origin, Deathmatch), and Eric Esquivel (Freelancers), along with editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon and editor Dafna Pleban, look into the editing secrets of one of the comic book industry's leading independent publishers and discuss editing dos and don'ts.

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 28DE

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

12:15pm PDT

Comic-Con How-To: Motion Books: Why They Are the Future
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 05, 03:02PM
Motion Books are digital comics come to life with movement and sound.  Learn how these are made with the top creators in the field from Madefire and deviantART and discover how you can participate as an artist and as a seller on your own. Featuring Ben Wolstenholme, Liam Sharp and Dave Gibbons from Madefire, Angelo Sotira, deviantART’s co-founder and CEO, and Ron Martino from deviantART along with other special guests.

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:15pm - 1:15pm PDT
Room 2

1:00pm PDT

Comics Arts Conference Session #3: Crossover Series: Comics to College Writing
Writing instructors Rich Shivener (Northern Kentucky University), John Silvestro (Miami University), and Alex Jenkin (Miami University) discuss how they incorporate Batman, Scott McCloud, Will Eisner, and select indie comics into freshman-level college courses with diverse audiences, even those who are not fans of comics, considering both comics and academic writing as different methods to express arguments, narratives, and ideas. They reveal how students can use academic writing to analyze, realize, and understand comics and use comics to think about the limitations of academic writing and what it can and cannot show.

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 26AB

1:00pm PDT

Insights for Independent Creators
The Antidote Trust teams up with comics/TV animation creative force Brandon Easton for 2 hours of in-depth discussions. Preceding "The Writer's Journey: Breaking into Hollywood and Comic Scriptwriting" panel, this first hour concentrates on independent comic creation-what you'll need to know for a chance at success. Here's (not too much of) a spoiler alert: you'll need to tell a good story and doing so in a fresh way. Panelists are BuyIndieComics.com and DWAP Productions creator Dale Wilson; Todd Harris, story illustrator with well over a decade of experience in film, TV, video games and print and co-founder of Genre19 (Prodigal for Ape Entertainment, Journeymen for Dark Horse); Dani Dixon, entrepreneur/creator of Tumble Creek Press; Larry Welch, former senior art editor at Malibu Comics and currently freelance comic book inker for Marvel and Black Inc! Imprints; Andre Owens, Force Galaxia creator and founder of Hiro Unlimited entertainment enterprise; and TV and film story illustrator, comics creator, and winner of the inaugural "Glyph" Rising Star Award Robert Roach. DeWayne Copeland, co-creator and producer of the indie superhero web-series CV Nation, moderates.

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 9

1:30pm PDT

Digital Development and Marketing Your Comic, Web Series, App or Game: Kickstarter
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 15, 02:15PM
Experts discuss digital development and marketing for your digital projects, including your comic, web series, app, game, or Kickstarter. Panelists include Bernie Su (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, showrunner), Matt Enlow (Squaresville), Brian Norgard (Chill CEO), Nicole Wilke (Fox Animation Domination High-Def, digital producer), Sarah Penna (Big Frame, Co-Founder), Maria Pacheco (DreamWorks Animation, mobile marketing), Megan Westerby (Collective Digital Studio, VP marketing - Video Game High School, Hannah Hart's Hello Harto Tour) and Yomi Ayeni (Clockwork Watch, creator), moderated by Kevin Winston (Digital LA CEO).

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 8

1:30pm PDT

Comic-Con How-To: Advanced Digital Inking Techniques
Learn how to digitally ink and take all your black-and-white artwork to the next level. Comics artist Brian Haberlin will delve into Photoshop's treasure trove of features old and new-as well as features in other programs-that not only enhance comic applications but make possible countless creative pen and ink opportunities rarely seen before. If you're serious about your black-and-white artwork, this session is a must.

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
Room 2

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

Fred Perry Art Demo
Comic-Con special guest Fred Perry (Gold Digger, Action Time Buddies, Zombie Kid Diaries) draws a page of Gold Digger (layout to inks) before a live audience, providing commentary on his preferred drawing tools, techniques, and more.

Thursday July 18, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 30CDE

2:00pm PDT

The Writer's Journey: Breaking into Hollywood and Comic Scriptwriting
As we move from the Insight to Indies panel, we'll address the question every aspiring writer wants answered: "How do I break into the business?" If you are an unpublished writer with dreams of making it in the transmedia marketplace and you don't know how or where to begin, this is the panel for you. Hollywood screenwriters and graphic novel producers Brandon M. Easton (ThunderCats (2011), Transformers: Rescue Bots), Geoffrey Thorne (TNT's Leverage, Ben 10), Jonathan Callan (Ben 10, Generator Rex), veteran screenwriter Tony Puryear (the Schwarzenegger film Eraser), and actress/writer Erika Alexander (Maxine Shaw from Living Single and Concrete Park graphic novel from Dark Horse) share insider information, publishing secrets, and the professional realities on how to develop your ideas into a viable comics proposal. Topics include how to hire artists and build a strong contract, how to seek out a publisher, and how to navigate the tough new world of intellectual property management in the digital frontier.

Thursday July 18, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 9

2:00pm PDT

Comics Arts Conference Session #4: Teaching Comics
Aaron Kashtan (Georgia Institute of Technology) discusses why and how instructors can use comics to make students more aware of the materiality of media, both when analyzing media artifacts and when producing media artifacts of their own. Jeremy Johnson (University of Minnesota) describes empirical research on how teachers taught middle-school students about the Holocaust by using comics creation to share a nonfiction, research-based story. Peter Carlson (Green Dot Public Schools, UCLA) and Antero Garcia (Colorado State University) share the findings from their own research on how comic books can serve as tools to foster dialogue and nurture relationships that empower students.

Thursday July 18, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 26AB

3:00pm PDT

Adobe Photoshop Insights from the Photoshop Team and Pro Artists
Daniel Presedo (Photoshop), Chris Cox (Photoshop), Nikolai Svakhin (Photoshop), Brian Haberlin (Witch Blade, Anomaly), Liam Sharp (MadeFire, Marvel, DC), Bill Sienkiewicz (Marvel, DC), and Freddie E Williams II (DC) prepare for a lively discussion and Q&A. They will be giving away a membership to the Creative Cloud and more.

Thursday July 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 30CDE

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

I Can't Write, I Can't Draw, But I Love Comics!
Just because you missed out on the writing and drawing genes doesn't mean there isn't a place for you in the comics, animation, and gaming industries. Panelists include animation/motion capture supervisor Derron Ross (Blur Studio), previs wiz Kerry Shea (The Third Floor), linguist/Language Creation Society president David Peterson (Game of Thrones), and Man At Arms star/weapons maker Tony Swatton (Pirates of the Caribbean). They'll discuss their gigs, the skill sets they hire, and ways into the biz you may not have even considered. Moderated by Susan Karlin (Fast Company).

Thursday July 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 32AB

3:00pm PDT

Comic-Con How-To: Social Practice: Guerilla Art Tactics for Sharing Your Vision with the World
Subtle guerilla art tactics provide a way of sharing your vision with the world. They can be used for a variety of reasons: to make a political or personal statement, to share your ideas, or just for fun. Artist Lori Gordon will address what it means to make art when you don't necessarily consider yourself an artist, and what it means to make art without an interest in the outcome. Participants will be invited to make their own project.

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

3:30pm PDT

Integrating Comics into the Common Core
Reading With Pictures presents an all-star panel of educators, cartoonists and publishers as they discuss how (and why) comics are being integrated into the Common Core Curriculum. Dr. Katie Monnin (assistant professor of literacy), Tracy Edmunds (curriculum developer), Gina Gagliano (associate marketing and publicity manager, First Second Books), Anastasia Betts (Graphic Novels 101), Paul Morrissey (editor), and Geoffrey Golden (The Devastator) offer a far-reaching Q&A session moderated by Josh Elder (president, Reading with Pictures).

Thursday July 18, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 26AB

4:00pm PDT

Breaking into Comics and Staying In
So you want to make comics? This program is your first step toward actually doing it! Top comic book creators Brandon Siefert (Witch Doctor) and Bobby Curnow (IDW editor, Night of 1,000 Wolves) discuss the ins and outs of the comic industry-specifically, what it takes to break into comics and how it's done! This is the panel that no writer or artist dare miss. Bonus: In addition to breaking in, learn how to stay in the comics business! Moderated by Comics Experience's Andy Schmidt (Marvel and IDW editor, writer).

Thursday July 18, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 30CDE

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

4:30pm PDT

Geeks Get Published-and Paid!
Trouble finding a book publisher? How about a literary agent? Do you really need your own publicist? Is getting into print different when your book's topic is particularly geeky? Hear how these bookworms got their works into print, how they made money at it, and how you might, too: S. G. Browne (Breathers: A Zombie's Lament), Bonnie Burton (The Star Wars Craft Book), Katrina Hill (Action Movie Freak), Alan Kistler (Doctor Who: A History), Alex Langley (The Geek Handbook), and Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight). Moderated by Jenna Busch (Fanhattan).

Thursday July 18, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Room 26AB

5:00pm PDT

Comic Pitch Review
If you're a writer or artist attending the Comic Creator Connection, this is your chance to practice giving your pitch before the big event and to get some free coaching from a pro. Pitch Reviews will be conducted by Douglas Neff, an experienced presentation coach and professional public speaker who hosts the Comic Creator Connection and From Fan to Creator: Goal-Setting for Creative Types. This is not a panel. Instead, these are 3- to 5-minute individual coaching sessions for as many people as can be accommodated in the scheduled time. Please note that showing up is not a guarantee that you'll get a review session. Spaces are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday July 18, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Room 29A

5:00pm PDT

Comic-Con How-To: Figure Sculpting
The Shiflett Brothers walk you through their process for creating figurative sculptures for the comic book and fantasy statue industry. They will discuss armature building, bulking out the form, detailing, and finishing. The Shiflett Brothers are twenty-year veterans of the comic book statue industry.

Thursday July 18, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Room 2

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

5:30pm PDT

Mark Waid's Thrillbent Tutorial
In the last year, Thrillbent.com has been a leading innovator in digital comics. Mark Waid (Daredevil, Superman: Birthright, Insufferable), James Tynion IV (Batman, The Eighth Seal), John Rogers (Leverage, Dungeons and Dragons, Arcanum), Nicholas Rucka (Kitchen Death Match), Christina Blanch and Troy Peteri (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood), and Lori Matsumoto (Thrillbent general manager) join other Thrillbent talent for an in-depth tutorial on how to write, draw, and color for the Thrillbent format in an hour-long "how-to" with Q&A.

Thursday July 18, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 8

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

Masquerade 101
For costumers, future costumers, and those who simply enjoy watching masquerades from the audience, this brief overview of fan convention costume competitions will discuss their workings, their history, how contests differ from one type of convention to another, how judging is done, creating original designs and re-creations, groups versus solo costumes, and choice of music and effects. Plus: costume research, planning, fabrication, and stage presentation tips for taking a costume creation from beginning idea to stage-ready showpiece-and how to have fun doing it. Presented by Comic-Con Masquerade director for the past 20 years Martin Jaquish, Masquerade assistant John Ruff, award-winning fan costumer Allan Lavigne, and award-winning member of the HCC cosplay group Judy Grivich.

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 23ABC

6:00pm PDT

Painting Comics with the iPad
The iPad has transformed the way you read comics but did you know you can create comic art on it too? See a comic book character come to life as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (Wolverine: An Origin Story) and Kristy Miller (Meet the Marvel Superheroes) demonstrate how to paint comics on the iPad. Learn the basic tools and techniques, including which apps work best and how you, too, can transform your iPad into a portable art studio. Q&A session.

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 30CDE

6:30pm PDT

Indie Comics Marketing and PR 101
Need tips on how to market your comic and yourself to voracious fans and the comic industry at large? Have questions on the best way to do PR? Then this panel is for you! Some of the best and brightest in comics today bring you a roundtable discussion, revealing all the secrets of doing effective marketing and PR to get your comic noticed. Join moderator Chip Mosher (comiXology's PR and marketing maven), J. K. Parkin (from Comic Book Resources and the Eisner Award-nominated blog Robot 6), and Fantagraphics Books's marketing and PR team Jacq Cohen (director of publicity and promotions) and Jen Vaughn (marketing and outreach coordinator) for an inspiring and wide-ranging discussion you won't want to miss!

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Room 8

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

8:00pm PDT

I Don't Know $#!+ About Comics with Jesse Snider
Are you new to comics? Are you confused? Do you want to start reading but don't know where to begin? Never fear, I Don't Know $#!+ About Comics is here to help you make the transition from "I kinda liked that Man of Steel movie" to "I know everything about Superman, including his Social Security Number!" Let panelists Jesse Snider (Evil Ernie, Toy Story), Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come), Rileah Vanderbilt (Team Unicorn), Tiffany Smith (GameGeek host), and moderator Aaron Sparrow (Darkwing Duck) indoctrinate you into the unequaled storytelling and imagination of comics!

Thursday July 18, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Room 5AB