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Friday, July 19
 

10:00am PDT

Edgar Rice Burroughs: Tarzan, Carson of Venus, and the Next 100 Years of Adventure
Jim Sullos (president, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Incorporated), Scott Tracy Griffin (Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration), Andy Briggs (Tarzan: The Savage Lands), Martin Powell (Carson of Venus), Steven E. Gordon (The Eternal Savage), and Diana Leto (The Cave Girl) discuss the future of the Burroughs universe online, on the page, and in theaters. Panel attendees can enter a drawing to win signed original art at the panel's conclusion.

Friday July 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 28DE

10:00am PDT

Inside The Big Bang Theory Writers' Room
In a panel sure to be filled with debate, discussion, and more than a few surprises, go behind the scenes of The Big Bang Theory to meet the writers behind TV's #1 comedy. Who is the most hardcore gamer? Who has the (dubious?) honor of being the room's designated dungeon-master? Who watches Game of Thrones? (All of them.) How does an idea become a story and a story become an episode? Discussing the creative process for the first time, the hit show's executive producers and writers take the stage for a lively discussion. From Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS, with season 7 premiering on September 26. The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Sixth Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 10.

Friday July 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Ballroom 20

10:00am PDT

Steampunk 101
With the explosion of steampunk's popularity, many are still wondering; what exactly is steampunk? Fashion trend? Literary genre? Lifestyle? Anything involving corsets and goggles? International experts in the field will delve into the origins of the movement, the active community that has formed around it, and what we can learn about the future by looking to the past. Hear from Nick Baumann (creative director, The League of S.T.E.A.M.), Professor Elemental (Chap Hop emcee), Brian Kesinger (Disney story artist and creator of Otto and Victoria), Paige Gardner Smith (costume artist), John Strangeway (Steampunk Boba Fett), and moderator Dina Kampmeyer (LadySteam).

Friday July 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 25ABC

10:00am PDT

The 2013 Black Panel
This year's panel once again brings together movers and shakers from a variety of entertainment mediums: Wayne Brady (The Wayne Brady Show, Let's Make a Deal, The Chappelle Show), Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow, Tainted Love, Black Dynamite), Tatiana El-Khouri (Dark Girls, The Milestones Show), John Jenning (BLACK COMIX, Octavia Butler's Kindred), Tony Rich (The Tony Rich Project, The Hidden Beach), and David Walker (Bad Azz MoFo, Super Justice Force). Moderated by Michael Davis.

Friday July 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Room 5AB

11:00am PDT

Star Wars: Collectibles Update
Join eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles for product development insights and exclusive previews of the latest in Star Wars collectibles. Moderated by Chris Spitale of Lucas Licensing.

Friday July 19, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 7AB

11:15am PDT

DC Entertainment Presents: DC Comics Too Tough Trivia
Think you know everything from Crisis on Infinite Earths to Blackest Night to Flashpoint? Test your knowledge of the DC Universe from its inception all the way to The New 52 against DC's finest minds to win some exclusive prizes! With DC Comics's group editors Eddie Berganza and Mike Marts, senior editor Brian Cunningham, and others.

Friday July 19, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm PDT
Room 6DE

1:00pm PDT

Hasbro: Star Wars
Members of the Hasbro brand and design team, including Derryl DePriest (VP, global brand marketing), Jeff Labovitz (director, global brand marketing), discuss the popular Hasbro StarWars and Angry Birds Star Wars line. Attendees will also get a sneak peek at upcoming action figures. Derryl, Jeff, and team will also host a Q&A for your burning StarWars action figure questions!

Friday July 19, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 7AB

1:30pm PDT

Warner Archive Collection presents Attack of the Killer Bs
The movies you hate to admit you love-and the Warner Archive unabashedly adores- get their overdue marquee moment as panelists shine the spotlight on some of the very best of the B-movies-all those quirky and crazed sci-fi, horror, and action films that transcend their B-movie-ness to become permanent fixtures in our collective imaginations. From The Frozen Dead and The Green Slime to The Hand and The Beast with Five Fingers; from Joe Don Baker waging a one-man war in Mitchell to Peter Graves leading the 5-Man Army in an impossible gold train robbery; these B's (and many more) will get the TLC they greatly deserve as part of an hour-long discussion of B- movies and the reasons we love them. Join ever-informed, fan-centric WAC Podcast hosts George Feltenstein, Matthew Patterson, and D. W. Ferranti, super-critic Leonard Maltin, and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Josh Olson (A History of Violence) as they delve into cinematic fun, revealing highlights from WAC’s upcoming slate of entertaining releases.

Friday July 19, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 24ABC

1:45pm PDT

The X-Files with Creator Chris Carter
Trust No One...but IDW to bring back The X-Files in a big way. This special panel will feature series creator Chris Carter discussing 20 years of the X-Files, the new Season 10 comic, and more. Along for the ride will be IDW's Chris Ryall and Denton Tipton, X writer Joe Harris, and a surprise guest or two!

Friday July 19, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Room 5AB

2:00pm PDT

Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World
Fanfiction has recently moved into the spotlight, with fic authors getting impressive book deals and Amazon announcing Kindle Worlds. But there's a lot more to the story than Fifty Shades of Grey. Panelists Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Christina Lauren (tby789 and LolaShoes, Beautiful Bastard), Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires, Weather Wardens), V. Arrow (aimmyarrowshigh, The Panem Companion), and Heidi Tandy (heidi8, Organization for Transformative Works) discuss how fan writing-from missing scenes to remixes and crossovers-and other fanworks re-imagine the boundaries of everything from sexuality and gender to character and authorship. They'll discuss the way fan culture is challenging today's entertainment and publishing industry norms, and consider the value a noncommercial creative space can bring to emerging and even professional writers and artists. Moderated by Anne Jamison (Fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World).

Friday July 19, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 29A

3:30pm PDT

The Long and Winding Trek: Living Long and Propsering - From 'The Cage' to Darkness
Get ready to boldly go as this panel of ultimate Treksperts discuss the past, present, and future of the Star Trek franchise as it comes out of Darkness and boldly heads toward its 50th anniversary in 2016. What can we expect in the next sequel? Will a new television series warp onto the airwaves soon? And who will play Janet Lester? Inspired by the bestselling cover story in GEEK magazine, Scott Mantz (chief film critic, Access Hollywood), David A. Goodman (Futurama, Federation: The First 150 Years, Star Trek: Enterprise), Bobak Ferdowsi (Mars Curiosity Flight Director, aka "Mohawk Guy"), Robert Meyer Burnett (ST: TNG Blu-ray Special Editions), and moderator Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, Femme Fatales) are joined by a few special surprise guests.

Friday July 19, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 24ABC

4:00pm PDT

Cosplaying 101: Costuming for Beginners
Catherine M. Fisher (award-winning costumer), Mike Schiffbauer (master prop maker and costumer), and Lexx Lee (anime expert) discuss the basics in costuming and go over tips, tricks, and techniques to help a beginning costumer get started in the world of cosplaying. Join Catherine, Mike and Lexx for this fun-filled panel, moderated by Melissa Gene Meyer (assistant for the CCI Masquerade) as they show you that you don't need to be an expert to make a great costume! There will be a Q&A session during the second half of the panel.

Friday July 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 29A

5:00pm PDT

GEEK Star Wars Roundtable Live!
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 08, 05:33PM
Sense a great disturbance in the Force? Don't worry, it's only the cover story of GEEK magazine coming to the stage of the San Diego Comic-Con as panelists convene their own Jedi Council roundtable to discuss their new hopes for the saga and the astounding developments in a galaxy far, far, away. Kyle Newman (director, Fanboys), Steve Melching (writer, The Clone Wars), Christian Gossett (artist, Tales of the Jedi), Jonathan Rinzler (author, The Making of Return of the Jedi), Sam Witwer (actor, Being Human, The Clone Wars) and GEEK founding publisher and Sith Lord Mark A. Altman (writer/producer, Free Enterprise) discuss the return of Han, Luke, and Leia; the prequels; the end of The Clone Wars; and J. J. Abrams's epic challenge as Star Wars strikes back.

Friday July 19, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Room 7AB

5:00pm PDT

Steampunk as a SUPER-culture: A Symbiosis between various Fandoms and Subcultures
Paul Guinan (creator of Boilerplate: History of a Victorian Era Robot, the basis for an upcoming feature by J. J. Abrams), Brian Kesinger (Disney artist and author of Walking Your Octopus), Trevor Crafts (executive producer, Lantern City), and Thomas Willeford (founder, Brute Force Studios and author of Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker's Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts) discuss how steampunk is rapidly morphing into a multidenominational genre. Veronique Chevalier (steampunk comedian "Weird Val," originator of the SUPER-culture concept and author of an upcoming book with the same title as this panel) moderates this Q&A discussion.

Friday July 19, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Room 29A

5:15pm PDT

TV Guide Magazine: Fan Favorites
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 15, 11:18AM
TV Guide Magazine returns to San Diego for its annual all-star panel. Moderated by president/editor-in-chief Debra Birnbaum, Fan Favorites brings together stars from TV's hottest shows for a lively discussion filled with behind-the-scenes scoop. Panelists (subject to change) include Kristin Bauer (True Blood), Henry Ian Cusick (The 100), Giancarlo Esposito (Revolution), Clark Gregg (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf), Joseph Morgan (The Originals), Julie Plec (executive producer of The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and The Tomorrow People), Emily Bett Rickards (Arrow), Blair Underwood (Ironside) and others.

Friday July 19, 2013 5:15pm - 6:00pm PDT
Ballroom 20

5:45pm PDT

Science Channel: Outrageous Acts of Science
The "Rock Stars of Science" show surprise viral videos as they unlock some of the most outrageous acts and unbelievable finds on the Internet. Ever wonder how a man can successfully jump from a 20-foot platform into a 2-foot-deep pool of water? Interviews and unbelievable breakdowns from Science Channel's hit show Outrageous Acts of Science will explain the science behind this and many more YouTube sensations. Submit your citizen science videos and pictures from the Exhibit Hall with #CitizenScience for a chance to be on the big screen during the panel. Autographed prizes and exclusive giveaways will be handed out to audience members in a way unlike any other panel at Comic-Con!

Friday July 19, 2013 5:45pm - 6:45pm PDT
Room 5AB

6:00pm PDT

Simpsons Collectors Group
Simpsons collectors of the world, unite! Take a break from the busy Comic-Con floor and get a chance to meet some of your fellow collectors of Simpsons merchandise from all over the country. Meet the other Simpsons collectors you see on the message board and put faces to names. This gathering, hosted by the staff of the SimpsonsCollectors.com website, is a great chance to network with other collectors and share your experiences in the hobby with others.

Friday July 19, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 29A

6:30pm PDT

Scream Factory in the Bloody Flesh!
Launched in June 2012, Shout Factory's Scream Factory DVD and Blu-ray division devoted to fan-favorite retro horror and sci-fi films has taken on a life of its own. With classic titles such as They Live, The Howling, and Lifeforce already out, Scream Factory is just the place for horror aficionados. Cliff MacMillan (Scream Factory DVD producer) and Jeff Nelson (Scream Factory marketing director) take you behind the scenes, introduce exclusive footage, and announce future releases. Also featured is special "Scream Queen" actress Adrienne Barbeau (Creepshow), to coincide with the Blu-ray releases of John Carpenter's The Fog and Wes Craven's Swamp Thing. Moderated by Sean Clark (host, Horror's Hallowed Grounds).

Friday July 19, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Room 24ABC

7:00pm PDT

Adam and Jamie Look Toward the Future
Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman (makers, tinkerers on Tested.com and co-hosts of Mythbusters on Discovery) look back at 10 years of life on the Discovery Channel, and forward to where they are headed. They'll talk about new projects and passions, future shows, and collaborations, and they'll take questions from the audience.

Friday July 19, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 6BCF

7:30pm PDT

Psychology of Star Trek vs. Star Wars: Episode II
Dr. Andrea Letamendi (UCLA; Batgirl) and Dr. Ali Mattu (NYU) bring their popular intergalactic sci-fi battle to SDCC! These two geeky psychologists will debate the science behind the characters, universes, and fandom of two of the most legendary franchises in pop culture. Special guest panelists include John Champion (Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast) and Bryan Young (StarWars.com). Join a side and cast your vote to choose the winner! Refereed by Brian Ward (Shout! Factory).

Friday July 19, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Room 24ABC

7:45pm PDT

Your Opinion Sucks! Rotten Tomatoes Critics vs. Fans
Face off with your favorite Rotten Tomatoes critics such as Leonard Maltin (Badass Film Critic and historian), Ben Lyons (Extra), and Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood) when they join editor-in-chief Matt Atchity and senior editor Grae Drake of Rotten Tomatoes along with their editorial team. As Matt and Grae name popular movies of 2012 and 2013, everyone in the room uses their "Personal Tomatometer Paddle" to dis/agree with the score-and debate questions such as "Do reviews even matter anymore?" Courageous members of the audience who openly debate their opinion with the critics receive super cool prizes! Remember: Fortune favors the bold. The panel will be broadcast on Rotten Tomatoes Radio on SiriusXM.

Friday July 19, 2013 7:45pm - 8:45pm PDT
Room 8

8:00pm PDT

'geekEd.' Celebrating Geeks in Education
The geekEd. folks bring together a panel of education professionals, including Andrea Alfi (ABC Unified School District), Alex Belisario (UC-Santa Cruz), Alfred Day (St. Mary's College), Eugene Frier (University of North Texas), Brian MacDonald (Rutgers University), and Emily Sandoval (University of Southern California), to discuss how to appreciate and celebrate the geek in all of us. Learn how colleges and K-12 schools can reach out to geeks, invigorate the learning environment, and increase educational success. If you are an industry or marketing professional, work at a college or K-12 school, go to college or want to go to college, and love and appreciate geeks, this panel is for you!

Friday July 19, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Room 9

8:00pm PDT

The Future Tomorrow: 22nd Century, Comic Cons, and Publishing
Futuristic insight into the next 100 years of comic cons, publishing, media, art galleries, and museums-what will history record and our legacies produce? Panelists include Steve Geppi (CEO, Diamond Comics Distributors), David Brin (SF author, scientist), David Gerrold (SF author/screenwriter, Star Trek), Missy Geppi (president, Geppi Entertainment Museum), Phil Yeh (mural artist, creator of Cartoonists across America), Ron Turner (publisher/founder of Last Gasp), David G. Brown (cartoonist/writer, 2009 winner of the NAACP Image Award), Mike Towry (SDCC co-founder, founder of San Diego Comic Fest), and William R. Lund (SDCC co-founder, actor/writer). Moderated by Greg Koudoulian (early SDCC film program contributor, producer of first minicons on West Coast).

Friday July 19, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Room 4

8:15pm PDT

Worst Cartoons Ever!
Presented by ASIFA-Hollywood, animation historian Jerry Beck (CartoonResearch.com) returns with an all new program of some of the worst cartoons ever made, including more episodes of Phys Ed super-hero Mighty Mr. Titan, space cadet Johnny Cypher and some of those 1960s Marvel Super Heroes cartoons. Have a ball with the best/bad animation ever!

Friday July 19, 2013 8:15pm - 9:15pm PDT
Room 6BCF

8:30pm PDT

Klingon Lifestyles Presentation
A plague has broken out on worlds within the Klingon Empire that could bring about civil war and it is up to the crew of the IKV Stranglehold to find who created it and stop them from spreading the disease. All life forms and alien cultures are welcome to the latest episode of the ongoing adventures of life aboard the Klingon vessel Stranglehold.

Friday July 19, 2013 8:30pm - 9:30pm PDT
Room 6A

8:30pm PDT

The Christian Comic Arts Society Mixer
Join the Christian Comic Arts Society for their annual fellowship mixer. Open to all comics, media, and pop culture fans!

Friday July 19, 2013 8:30pm - 9:30pm PDT
Room 26AB