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Wednesday, July 17
 

6:00pm

Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings
Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of three of the most highly anticipated TV series of the 2013-14 television season-Almost Human, The Tomorrow People, and The 100-as well as an encore presentation of the pilot episode of The Vampire Diaries spinoff series, The Originals, all in Ballroom 20.

Almost Human -- In the near future, technology and crime will increase so quickly that law enforcement will not be able to keep up. To maintain order and keep the public safe, all police officers must partner with highly evolved human-like androids known as synthetics. Almost Human is the story of Detective John Kennex and his lifelike android partner Dorian. They must learn to work together in order to survive, and along the way might discover each other's humanity. The series stars Karl Urban (Star Trek), Michael Ealy (Sleeper Cell), Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights), Mackenzie Crook (Game of Thrones), Michael Irby (The Unit), and Lili Taylor (Hemlock Grove) and is executive produced by J. J. Abrams (Revolution), J. H. Wyman (Fringe), Naren Shankar (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), and Bryan Burk (Person of Interest). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Almost Human will air Mondays at 8/7c on FOX in late fall.

The Originals -- From the executive producer of The CW's #1 series and Comic-Con fan-favorite The Vampire Diaries comes The Originals, a sexy new drama centering on the Original Family and the dangerous vampire/werewolf hybrid, Klaus, who returns to the magical melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans-a town he helped build centuries ago- where he is reunited with his diabolical former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of the Crescent City. Determined to help his brother Klaus find redemption, Elijah follows Klaus and soon learns that Hayley has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history . . . and has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie. Elijah is soon forced to side with Marcel's enemies in order to keep Klaus in line and to help Hayley. Meanwhile, Klaus and Elijah's sister, Rebekah, must decide if she will leave Mystic Falls to join her brothers in New Orleans and help them reclaim their storied hometown and all its extraordinary offerings. The series stars Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries), Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries), Claire Holt (The Vampire Diaries), Phoebe Tonkin (The Vampire Diaries), Charles Michael Davis (Switched at Birth), Daniella Pineda (Homeland), Leah Pipes (The Deep End), and Danielle Campbell (Starstruck). Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries), Leslie Morgenstein (The Vampire Diaries), and Gina Girolamo (The Secret Circle) are the executive producers. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Originals will air Tuesdays 8/7c on The CW this fall.

The Tomorrow People -- From executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow), Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries), Phil Klemmer (Chuck), and Danny Cannon (Nikita), The Tomorrow People tells the story of a generation of humans born with paranormal abilities who represent the next evolutionary shift of mankind. A group of young people from around the world who possess special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically, work together to defeat the mysterious Ultra group, who would rather see The Tomorrow People exterminated. Based on the original UK series, The Tomorrow People stars Robbie Amell (1600 Penn), Luke Mitchell (H20: Just Add Water), Peyton List (Mad Men), Aaron Yoo (Friday the 13th [2009]), Madeleine Mantock (upcoming All You Need Is Kill), and Mark Pellegrino (Lost). From Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Tomorrow People will air Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW this fall.

The 100 -- 97 years ago, Earth was devastated by a nuclear apocalypse, and mankind was nearly destroyed. The only survivors were the inhabitants of 12 international space stations that were in orbit at the time. The stations came together to form The Ark, but with resources dwindling and population growth soaring, the decision is made to send The 100, a group of juvenile delinquents, to the surface to test whether Earth is once again habitable. With the survival of the human race entirely in their hands, these hundred teenagers must find a way to transcend their differences, unite, and forge a new path on a wildly changed Earth. The 100 stars Eliza Taylor (in Australia: Neighbours), Paige Turco (Person of Interest), Thomas McDonell (Suburgatory), Marie Avgeropoulos (Cult), Bob Morley (in Australia: Neighbours), Kelly Hu (Arrow), and Christopher Larkin (90210), with Isaiah Washington (Grey's Anatomy) and Henry Ian Cusick (Lost). The series is executive produced by Elizabeth Craft (The Vampire Diaries), Sarah Fain (The Vampire Diaries), Matthew Miller (Human Target), Jason Rothenberg (upcoming Twilight Zone feature), Leslie Morgenstein (Pretty Little Liars), and Gina Girolamo (The Lying Game). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The 100 premieres midseason on The CW.

Wednesday July 17, 2013 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Ballroom 20
 
Thursday, July 18
 

10:00am

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
Room 2

10:00am

Fantasy Art Panel
In the world of fantasy, the only limit is one's imagination. Panelists (and Comic-Con 2013 special guests) Frank Brunner (MYTHOS), Todd Lockwood (Dungeons and Dragons), Wendy Pini (ElfQuest), Ruth Sanderson (The Twelve Dancing Princesses), Adam Hughes (Fairest), and Christopher Shy (Soul Stealer) discuss how they bring fantasy to life with moderator Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum).

Thursday July 18, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 5AB

10:00am

Flesk Publications Exposed! The Artists Spill Their Guts! The Truth Behind the Spectrum Transition!
Sure, 10:00 is early but, OMG, with a lineup including Brom (The Art of Brom, Krampus), Terry Dodson (Red One, Uncanny X-Men), Mark Schultz (Xenozoic), and William Stout (Hallucinations, Legends of the Blues) talking new projects-and publisher John Fleskes frankly discussing the future of the renowned Spectrum Fantastic Art series-you really should get your butt out of bed!

Thursday July 18, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 32AB

10:00am

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
Room 23ABC

10:00am

Intelligence
Stars Josh Holloway (Lost), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and Marg Helgenberger (CSI) and executive producers Michael Seitzman (North Country), René Echevarria (Terra Nova, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), and Tripp Vinson discuss the new CBS dramatic thriller. Holloway plays Gabriel, a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a supercomputer microchip in his brain. With this implant, Gabriel is the first human ever to be connected directly into the worldwide information grid and have complete access to Internet, WiFi, telephone, and satellite data. He can hack into any data center and access key intel in the fight to protect the United States from its enemies. Leading the elite government cybersecurity agency created to support him is Director Lillian Strand (Helgenberger), a straightforward and efficient boss who oversees the unit's missions. Strand assigns Riley Neal (Ory), a Secret Service agent, to protect Gabriel from outside threats, as well as from his appetite for reckless, unpredictable behavior and disregard for protocol. As the first supercomputer with a beating heart, Gabriel is the most valuable piece of technology the country has ever created and is the U.S.'s secret weapon. Join the cast and producers for an exclusive viewing of the first episode, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Debra Birnbaum, president and editor-in-chief, TV Guide magazine.

Thursday July 18, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Ballroom 20

10:00am

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
Room 7AB

10:00am

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
Room 9

10:00am

Toys 101: An Evolution of the Modern Action Figure
The Mattel Entertainment Brands Design Team presents a journey through the history and evolution of Mattel action figures. From Mattel's earliest offerings through their latest brand launch of Max Steel, panelists will take you through the last 35 years of their action figure portfolio, highlighting the significant advances and design innovations of their brands throughout the years. Join in the Q&A with a panel of premier Mattel action figure designers and historians representing WWE, MOTU, DC, Max Steel, Man of Steel, and Batman. They will take on any and all questions you may have about Mattel's many action figure brands.

Thursday July 18, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 25ABC

10:00am

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
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

10:15am

MAD Screening and Q&A
The MADness continues in San Diego as MAD once again descends on Comic-Con with their usual-but mostly unusual-brand of hijinks and hilarity. Producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek and other hilarious minds from the show promise a wisecracking discussion about the series inspired by the beloved and bestselling humor magazine. Producers will also share new footage featuring all the fan-favorite elements of the show, from animated parodies and crazy commercials to pretend promos and classic gags. This panel is sure to leave everyone feeling MAD. From Warner Bros. Animation, MAD airs Mondays at 8:30/7:30c on Cartoon Network.

Thursday July 18, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 6DE

10:30am

Comic-Con International Meets Cartoon Club Italy: Fans Meet Fans
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 04, 03:11PM
For the first time in history two major international conventions meet live online, giving birth to a never-before-attempted event. Two stages, two audiences, two countries, one passion. If you miss it, you won't be able to say, "I was there."

Thursday July 18, 2013 10:30am - 11:00am
Room 28DE

10:30am

35th Battlestar Galactica Celebration
Host Richard Hatch (Capt. Apollo, Tom Zarek), director Michael Nankin (BG, Defiance, Blood and Chrome), Dr. Kevin Grazier (consultant, Defiance, BG, Falling Skies, Caprica), producer/writer Michael Angeli (Battlestar Galactica), write/producer Kevin Murphy (Defiance, Battlestar), Michael Taylor (Battlestar, Caprica, Defiance), producer Paul Leonard (Battlestar, Caprica, Defiance), and surprise BG guests discuss and celebrate the 35-year history and future of the three Battlestar Glactica series and franchise. Includes Q&A, theatrical trailers and discussion.

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

10:30am

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
Room 4

10:30am

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
Room 8

10:30am

Paranormal Passion Panel
Authors discuss the inclusion of romantic elements in their action-packed novels. Protagonists must battle the forces of evil while trying to keep the world (and often their lovers) safe from destruction. Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy leads a discussion with Comic-Con special guest Christine Feehan (The Dark Series), Claudia Gray (Spellcaster), Aprilynne Pike (Earthbound), Lauren Kate (The Fallen Novels), Kendare Blake (Antigoddess), and Magnus Flyte (City of Dark Magic).

Thursday July 18, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 24ABC

10:30am

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
Room 6A

10:30am

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
Room 30CDE

10:30am

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
Room 26AB

11:00am

Bongo Comics Turns 20/United Plankton Swimtacular
Creative director Nathan Kane, managing editor Terry Delegeane, Bongo Digital Media director Bill Morrison, and Eisner Award-winning writer Ian Boothby give you the lowdown on Bongo Comics Group and 20 years of making the best humor comic books in the business. Find out what's in store for the next twenty years and what's in stores in the months to come! Also, Chris Duffy, managing editor of United Plankton Pictures, will serve up some mollusky morsels about the ongoing and seagoing adventures in SpongeBob Comics.

Thursday July 18, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 9

11:00am

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
Room 2

11:00am

Hasbro: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters
Members of the Hasbro and Hasbro Studios team as well as special guests give fans a peek behind the curtain of the popular animated series currently airing on the Hub TV Network. Attendees will learn details about the upcoming epic conclusion of the award-winning series, including the Predacons Rising DVD launching in October and a TV movie event airing on the Hub.

Thursday July 18, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 25ABC

11:00am

Illustration and Comic Art: History of Twin Mediums
Comic art, beginning in the early 20th century as comic strips before evolving into comic books, has always been a fount of incredible, and incredibly beautiful pure illustration. Comic book historian and member of The Society of Illustrators Arlen Schumer (author/designer of the award-winning coffee table book The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) presents a "VisuaLecture"-his super-graphic approach to staid art history presentations-that provides a historical overview of the twin mediums and how they've intersected.

Thursday July 18, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE

11:00am

Star-Crossed
Stars Matt Lanter (90210, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights), and Grey Damon (Secret Circle, Nine Lives of Chloe King), along with executive producers Adele Lim (One Tree Hill), Meredith Averill (The Good Wife), Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (Mission Impossible, Alias), and Scott Rosenberg (Gone In 60 Seconds, Con Air) invite you to get a first look at the futuristic epic romance tale, Star-Crossed. When an spacecraft crash-landed in Emery's (Teegarden) small town when she was only 6, whether the aliens came in peace or with more sinister intentions didn't matter: a fierce battle erupted as humans fought for control over their new rivals, an alien species called the Atrians. In the midst of the conflict, Roman (Lanter), a 6-year-old Atrian boy, found his way to a shed behind Emery's house, where she protected him from harm. In their brief time together, Emery and Roman forged a deep bond, but the authorities wasted no time tracking Roman down and capturing him. Emery has grown up believing that Roman was killed that day. Ten years later, in 2024, the Atrians have been acclimated to life on Earth, but they are interred in a heavily guarded camp known as the Sector to keep them separate from humans. Now, for the first time, a group of Atrian teens will enroll in a suburban human high school, with the goal of testing the feasibility of human/alien integration. The eyes of the nation and the whole world are fixed on this historical social experiment, an endeavor fraught with suspicion and fear. In the mayhem of the first day, Emery is amazed to learn that Roman was not killed by the authorities and is, in fact, one of the Atrian students. Their childhood bond is quickly rekindled. In a school and a society that distrusts everything about the Atrians, Emery and Roman have found each other again. However, their relationship is threatened by the small-mindedness of their respective communities and the political agendas of people in power. While the world around them rages with anger and prejudice, their bond becomes increasingly strong and increasingly dangerous. As an epic Romeo and Juliet romance unfolds, a violent encounter between their two families could threaten their relationship. Can Roman and Emery's love-and peace between the species-survive? The cast and producers offer an exclusive first look at the series, followed by a panel discussion.

Thursday July 18, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ballroom 20

11:00am

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
Room 32AB

11:00am

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards: Celebrating 25 Years
The comics industry's "Oscars" turn 25 this year. What are some of the highlights of past Eisner ceremonies? Who has received the most awards and the most nominations over the years? How has the awards program evolved with changes in the comics industry? What is the effect of having a nomination on a creator or a title? Panelists will address these questions and many more. Featuring Jonathan Ross (British talk show host and Eisner Awards presenter), Bill Morrison (Simpsons cartoonist and past Eisner MC), Maggie Thompson (past CBG editor and awards presenter), past multiple award-winner Todd Klein (best letterer), and some surprises! Moderated by Eisner Awards Administrator Jackie Estrada.

Thursday July 18, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 7AB

11:00am

The Witty Women of Steampunk
Corsets, werewolves, airships, robots, women in pants! Steampunk is all this and more. While the Victorian era was marked by constraint, adding a sci-fi twist has allowed women creators to reimagine this world and loosen those cultural corset strings. They are exploring how liberating, sexy, and adventurous the age of steam can be. Robin Blackburn (The League of S.T.E.A.M.), Anina Bennett (Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel), Kaja Foglio (Girl Genius), Jaymee Goh (Silver Goggles), Claire Hummel (Bioshock: Infinite), and moderator Dina Kampmeyer (LadySteam) discuss literature, fashion, romance, adventure, multiculturalism, and more.

Thursday July 18, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 5AB

11:00am

TwoMorrows Turns 20
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 12, 10:13AM
Since 1994, TwoMorrows Publishing has been producing comics' best and most insightful historical books and magazines. Publisher John Morrow (editor, the Jack Kirby Collector), Jon B. Cooke (editor, Comic Book Creator magazine), Keith Dallas (editor, American Comic Book Chronicles), and P.C. Hamerlinck and Bill Schelly (historians and associate editors of Alter Ego) a revealing look at the ins and outs of their ongoing efforts to bring a new day to comics fans.

Thursday July 18, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 23ABC

11:00am

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
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

11:30am

Avatar Press: Vicious Comics and Wicked Creators
New York Times bestselling author Max Brooks joins Avatar publisher William Christensen to give the scoop on new projects and creators joining the industry's most groundbreaking, risk-taking publisher! Want insight into the hottest titles from such industry luminaries as Garth Ennis, Alan Moore, and Max Brooks? Can't get enough Crossed: Badlands, Uber, or Extinction Parade? Want to hear breaking news on upcoming projects? Find out what new terrors and triumphs this rogue publisher will unleash in the months ahead, and get your questions answered by the publisher!

Thursday July 18, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 4

11:30am

DC Entertainment: All Access
At DC Entertainment, there's never been a better time to be a comics fan! Find out what DC's top talent is has been up to! With Brain Buccellato (Flash), Mark Buckingham (Fables), Derek Fridolfs (Batman: Arkham Unhinged, Li'l Gotham), Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan), Geoff Johns (Aquaman, Justice League, Justice League of America), Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow, Justice League Dark), Gail Simone (Batgirl, The Movement), Tom Taylor (Injustice: Gods Among Us), and more!

Thursday July 18, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 6DE

11:30am

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
Room 24ABC

11:30am

Spotlight on Dan Parent
Join a discussion of Comic-Con special guest Dan Parent's 26-year career at Archie Comics. Moderator Chris Thompson (Orbital Comics) and colleague Rik Offenberger (Archie Comics) will take part in a lively discussion concerning what it's like writing and drawing America's favorite teenage line of comics. Topics will include developments Dan has spearheaded in moving Archie comics forward, such as redesigning and revamping Betty and Veronica, creating new and diverse storylines like "Archie Loves Valerie," and the creation of Archie's first gay character, Kevin Keller.

Thursday July 18, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8

11:45am

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
Room 6A

11:45am

Inside the Looking Glass: Building Halo Worlds and Wonders, Past, Present...and Future
Spartans Unite! Frank O'Connor (franchise development director), Dan Ayoub (executive producer), and other 343 Industries personnel celebrate and discuss the exciting new addition to the Halo universe Halo: Spartan Assault, the new comic book series from Dark Horse Comics, Halo: Initiation, and with some "Mega" surprises. Panelists include Nick McWhorter (director of custom programs, Dark Horse Comics), Graeme Jennings (senior producer, 343 Industries), Martin de la Ronde (creative director, Vanguard), and Brian Reed (franchise writer, Halo).

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

11:50am

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
Hall H

12:00pm

Beauty And The Beast
Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) and Jay Ryan (Terra Nova) along with executive producers Jennifer Levin (Without a Trace), and Sherri Cooper (Brothers and Sisters), invite all #Beasties to join them for an exclusive discussion of what is ahead for #VinCat and the sophomore season of the breakout fan-favorite series from the CW network. Beauty and the Beast, winner of the People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama, is a modern adaptation of a beloved fairy tale. In the second season, Detective Catherine Chandler (Kreuk), shaken to the core that everything she knows has been a lie, is determined to get answers to the secrets that have been revealed about her family. Cat must also try to navigate her evolving relationship with handsome doctor Vincent Keller (Ryan), who struggles with becoming a terrifying beast when he is enraged, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses. Cat and Vincent continue to grapple with the desire to be a normal couple while trying to keep a low profile from Muirfield, now on the hunt for both of them. Join the cast and producers for a panel discussion moderated by Jenna Busch from Fanhattan.com.

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Ballroom 20

12:00pm

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
Room 23ABC

12:00pm

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
Room 30CDE

12:00pm

Comedy Legends of TV Land
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 16, 09:32AM
TV Land celebrates sitcoms as the network presents at Comic-Con! “Comedy Legends of TV Land” panelists include groundbreaking TV icon Roseanne Barr (“Roseanne”), Comic-Con sensation and “Hot in Cleveland” LIVE guest star William Shatner (“Star Trek”), as well as pop culture favorites Donald Faison (“Scrubs”) and Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld”), who currently star on TV Land’s original sitcom “The Exes.” The panel will be a dynamic conversation about the importance of comedy in television, the resurgence of sitcoms and a look at the actors’ careers – past, present and future.

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

12:00pm

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
Room 26AB

12:00pm

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
Room 28DE

12:00pm

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
Room 25ABC

12:00pm

Rich Johnston's Bleeding Cool Magazine Forum
BleedingCool.com is the premiere source for breaking news and entertainment in the comic book industry. British comics journalist Rich Johnston discusses Bleeding Cool Magazine and the major events being covered at San Diego this year. Johnston makes a special appearance stateside to talk about the upcoming Top 100 Comic Industry Power Rankings and upcoming features for the #1 ranked comics magazine. Get ready to hear exclusive breaking news from Rich Johnston and the secrets behind the biggest comics events of 2013!

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 32AB

12:00pm

Spotlight on Chris Samnee
Stop by for a chat and Q&A session with Comic-Con special guest and Eisner Award nominee Chris Samnee, moderated by his collaborator, Mark Waid (writer of Daredevil, Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom, Irredeemable).

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7AB

12:00pm

Spotlight on Ruth Sanderson
Award-winning illustrator and Comic-Con special guest Ruth Sanderson (The Twelve Dancing Princesses) will give a visual presentation on her career as a fantasy artist and fairy tale author/illustrator, and on her move to a more graphic format for a fairy tale for older children. Ruth's work has appeared in fantasy magazines and on many book covers, and she has illustrated over 80 books for children. Her artwork can be seen in Spectrum, and she was the 2011 Artist Guest of Honor at the World Fantasy Convention in San Diego.

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 9

12:00pm

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
Room 5AB

12:15pm

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
Room 2

12:30pm

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
Room 24ABC

12:30pm

Dave McKean: Blue Tree
Tree roots as neural networks, the lunacy of Luna, the creation of wolves, the cooking of compost and glimpses of Sandman -- all this and more in an interview panel with artist/writer/musician/director/Mac worrier Dave McKean.

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 4

12:30pm

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
Room 8

12:45pm

Hanna-Barbera
After a pair of droids set the world on fire in a galaxy far, far away, Hanna-Barbera reconvened their super-terrific Sixties space superheroes for a second round of intergalactic adventures. Joining the already iconic masterpieces of Alex Toth design Space Ghost and the Herculoids were newcomers Teen Force and Astro and the Space Mutts (yes, THAT Astro) – and best of all, the heroes would frequently unite in fantastic team-up finales. Warner Archive Collection presents a look at the legacy of Space Ghost and the Herculoids, preview the upcoming release of Space Stars, take a detour to examine everyone’s favorite pre-historic superhero Captain Caveman, and discuss a very special upcoming Blu-ray release. Join WAC Podcast hosts Matthew Patterson and DW Ferranti and notable guests James Tucker (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) and Steven Melching (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) for this entertaining survey of some truly super-toons.

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Room 6A

12:45pm

Cartoon Network: Annoying Orange
The cast and crew of Annoying Orange offer a slam-packed, manic musical mash-up, featuring an exclusive look into the show's unique production process, an epic episode premiere, a live musical number, a Toby Turner dance, and insight into the emerging creative bridge between Internet and traditional television entertainment. Panel includes Dane Boedigheimer (creator, Orange, Pear, Midget Apple, Marshmallow), Toby Turner (Nerville), iJustine (Passion Fruit), Tom Kenny (Coconut, Guava), Rob Paulsen (Broccoli Alien Overlord), Tom Sheppard (co-creator, director, Li'l Squishy, Old Man Banana), Gary Binkow (EP), and Conrad Montgomery (Cartoon Network creative executive).

Thursday July 18, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 6DE

1:00pm

Batman: Arkham Origins
Witness the next installment in the blockbuster videogame franchise. Developed by WB Games Montréal, Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City's most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crimefighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, players will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships. Get the latest reveals from a panel headed by WB Games Montréal creative director Eric Holmes and actors Roger Craig Smith (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Bioshock Infinite), the voices of Batman and the Joker, respectively. Batman: Arkham Origins will be released worldwide on October 25.

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 6BCF

1:00pm

CBLDF's Comics on Trial, Part 1-A National Disgrace: Moral Panic and the Birth of the Comics Code
CBLDF proudly debuts Comics on Trial-a new lecture series covering the history of comics censorship and the court cases that changed the medium. In part 1, witness how comics were under attack from the very beginning! Attacks in the popular media gave way to comics burnings in the 1940s. This sparked a wildfire of moral panic culminating with the U.S. government investigating comics before a national audience in 1954 where the face-off between Frederic Wertham and William Gaines changed the medium forever. CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein tells the sordid tale.

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 30CDE

1:00pm

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
Room 26AB

1:00pm

Dark Horse: (Super)Powered by Creators
The latter half of 2012 saw the return of two of Dark Horse's classic characters, Ghost and X, the appearance of new faces like Michael Avon Oeming's The Victories and Francesco Francavilla's The Black Beetle, and the reimagination a hero from yesteryear, Captain Midnight! Join Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson, PR director Jeremy Atkins, and a cast of the industry's top talent, including Joe Casey (Catalyst, Sex), Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle), Duane Swierczynski (X, Two Past Midnight), Joshua Williamson (Captain Midnight, Masks and Mobsters), Tim Seeley and Mike Norton (Revival, The Occultist), along with comics newcomer Donny Cates (Buzzkill), for a look at an exciting new cast of characters!

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 23ABC

1:00pm

Digital Comics Beyond the U.S.
The ways digital comics reach their audience overseas are often very different from how it's done in the States. Deb Aoki (MangaComicsManga.com), Anshu Dua (ComiXology), Laurent Duvault (Izneo), Henry Flint (Aces Weekly), Ben Smith (2000AD), and Russell Willis (Panel Nine) discuss the digital and mobile comics landscape in the U.K., Europe, and Japan with moderator Douglas Wolk.

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 32AB

1:00pm

Gender in Comic Books
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 11, 05:36PM
Join Ball State University professor Christina Blanch as she moderates a sincere discussion on the topic of gender in comics with Alexa Dickman (Ladies Making Comics), Grace Randolph (Supurbia), Disney editor Janelle Asselin, BOOM! editors Shannon Watters and Dafna Pleban, and Archaia editor Rebecca Taylor.

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 28DE

1:00pm

Ghost Ghirls: A Behind-the-Scenes Paranormal Experience with Jack Black
Hey Comic-Con! Jack Black is bringing his new quirky web series Ghost Ghirls to you. Ghost Ghirls follows the hilarious antics of two very blonde best friends, Heidi and Angelica, as they attempt to juggle their personal and professional lives-as ghostbusters. Each episode details the adventures of the funny duo as they work to solve the mysteries behind paranormal phenomena while attempting to convince their clients, some otherworldly visitors, and themselves, that they are legit. The show stars Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci as the two paranormal investigators. It was created by Drunk History's Jeremy Konner, along with stars Lund and Blasucci. You will see exclusive episodes before they premiere online. Executive producer and comedic genius Jack Black will join the creators to ghoul-out for an interactive panel session, share the inspiration for the show, and answer questions.

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

1:00pm

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
Room 9

1:00pm

Marvel: House of Ideas
Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology while bringing you what you love? Want to learn more about Infinite Comics? Well, this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news from Ryan Penagos (executive editorial director of digital), C. B. Cebulski (SVP, creator and content development), and Arune Singh (director of communications) on what's happening with the Marvel Comics App, Marvel Dot Com, Marvel's vast social media presence, and more in this can't-miss panel!

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 7AB

1:00pm

Mattel and WWE: Bring on the Action!
Here's your chance to attend Miz TV with special guest Dolph Ziggler! The Miz hosts as Mattel toy designers Bill Miekina and Michael Kadile and manager of marketing Mitchell Cameron discuss the latest in WWE action figure news and give sneak peeks at upcoming product. You never know what surprises are in store!

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 25ABC

1:00pm

Superman: The Julie Schwartz Era
In celebration of Superman's 75th Birthday, we look back at the Man of Steel in comics' Bronze Age. In 1970, veteran editor Julius Schwartz assumed command of the primal hero and charted a course for a new generation. On hand to discuss it are many of the writers who worked with Julie in keeping Superman flying high: Gerry Conway, Martin Pasko, Marv Wolfman, Elliot S! Maggin, and moderator Mark Evanier.

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 5AB

1:00pm

USA Network's Psych
For the fifth year running, cable TV's most beloved fake psychic detective series is bringing its signature brand of humor, pop culture nostalgia and delicious flavor to Comic-Con. Fans will get a unique, interactive peek behind the pineapple as the show's creative team discuss Psych's long-anticipated musical episode and upcoming season, share exclusive video content, and take audience questions galore. The panel, moderated by Psych guest star and ‘80s icon and fan favorite Cary Elwes (Pierre Despereaux), features stars James Roday (Shawn Spencer), Dulé Hill (Burton "Gus" Guster), Maggie Lawson (Juliet O'Hara), Tim Omundson (Carlton Lassiter), Kirsten Nelson (Chief Karen Vick), and Corbin Bernsen (Henry Spencer), as well as producers Steve Franks (creator and executive producer), Kelly Kulchak (executive producer), and Chris Henze (executive producer). Hilarious hijinks are highly likely to ensue.

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom 20

1:10pm

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
Hall H

1:30pm

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
Room 8

1:30pm

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
Room 24ABC

1:30pm

Spotlight on Dean Mullaney
Join Comic-Con special guest, Eisner and Harvey Award winner and Overstreet Hall of Famer Dean Mullaney (creative director, Library of American Comics and founder of Eclipse Comics) for this Q&A session moderated by Ted Adams (CEO/publisher of IDW Publishing). The subjects range from publishing the first graphic novel for the comics shop market in 1978 to preserving the legacy of America's greatest newspaper cartoonists.

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 4

1:30pm

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
Room 2

1:45pm

Ode to Nerds
Everyone knows that published science fiction authors reign on the Geek Heirarchy charts, because the Internet tells us so! Join panelists as the genre's top names in publishing celebrate all things geeky and nerdy, with Charlie Jane Anders of io9.com. Geek out with Cory Doctorow (The Rapture of the Nerds), Chuck Palahniuk (Doomed), Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind), Austin Grossman (You), D. C. Pierson (Crap Kingdom), and Robyn Schneider (The Beginning of Everything).

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 6A

2:00pm

A Conversation with Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen
The fruitful collaboration between Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen began in 1996 with House of Secrets, blossomed with 2004's It's a Bird, for which Kristiansen won an Eisner Award, and continued to grow with the experimental The Red Diary/The Read Diary, for which Kristiansen is again up for an Eisner. Seagle and Kristiansen will talk about their long relationship as collaborators and what it takes to be a successful creative team-even when an ocean and a language may separate you.

Thursday July 18, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 23ABC

2:00pm

Cartoon Hangover: Bravest Warriors, Bee and Puppycat, and Friends
Breehn Burns (writer/director of Bravest Warriors) and the cast of Bravest Warriors, Tara Strong (voice of Plum), Alex Walsh (voice of Chris), John Omohundro (voice of Danny), Ian Jones-Quartey (voice of Wallow), Michael-Leon Wooley (voice of Impossibear), along with Bob Boyle (storyboard artist), discuss season 1 and the upcoming season 2, moderated by Eric Homan (producer of Bravest Warriors, VP of development at Frederator). Don't miss sneak previews of new Bravest Warriors episodes and other exclusive news. Seven-year-old Sam Lavagnino (voice of Catbug) will make a special appearance. Natasha Allegri (creator, Bee and Puppycat) will talk about her first original cartoon and will present a sneak peak of Bee and Puppycat part 2, as will other Cartoon Hangover stars Miss Kelly Martin (creator, Dr. Lollipop) and Aliki Grafft (director, Dr. Lollipop).

Thursday July 18, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 28DE

2:00pm

Comedy Central: Workaholics
It's time to get weird with Comedy Central's hit series Workaholics! Whether it's Blake dressed in a bear coat, Adam singing about Catherine Zeta Jones while on shroomz, or The Ders celebrating his birthday with a drinking triathlon, the boys seem to run into trouble wherever they go. These three friends work together from 9 to 5, live together from 5 to 9, and party together 24/7. Stars, co-creators, writers, and executive producers Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm, and Kyle Newacheck go behind the scenes for a sneak peek into next season, including a few special surprises that are guaranteed to be "Tight Butthole." S'Go!

Thursday July 18, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

2:00pm

Comic-Con's Toucan Blog
UPDATED: Sun, Jul 14, 11:59AM
In December, Comic-Con International introduced a new website (www.comic-con.org) and a new blog, Toucan. Named after the legendary Comic-Con "mascot" who graced the show's logos in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Toucan is the official blog of all three CCI events: Comic-Con International, WonderCon, and APE, the Alternative Press Expo. In addition to regular updates and breaking news on those shows, Toucan features original content every week from columnists Maggie Thompson (Maggie's World), Steve Lieber (Dilettante), Katie Cook (You Can Draw ... with Katie Cook), and Marc Bernardin (Devourer of Words). Join Maggie, and, Marc, along with artist Rick Geary (who created the original Toucan art for Comic-Con, plus the new art used on the blog) and Toucan editor-in-chief Gary Sassaman for a look at this new SDCC feature. Panel attendees will receive an official Toucan collectible button!

Thursday July 18, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 32AB

2:00pm

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
Room 5AB

2:00pm

DC Digital
DC Entertainment's digital initiative has been a pioneer in digital comics. Get an exclusive look at some of the exciting series that make up the future of digital comics with some of the all-star talent behind them: Derek Fridolfs (Batman: Arkham Unhinged, Li'l Gotham), Christos N. Gage (Justice League Beyond), Kyle Higgins (Batman Beyond), Bryan Q. Miller (Smallville Season 11), Dustin Nguyen (Li'l Gotham), Tom Taylor (Injustice: Gods Among Us), and more!

Thursday July 18, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 6DE

2:00pm

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
Room 30CDE

2:00pm

Nick Re-Mix: It's Time to Go Behind the Slime!
Nickelodeon brings together Craig Bartlett (creator, Hey Arnold!), Chris Viscardi and Will McRobb (creators, The Adventures of Pete and Pete), Jay Howell and Jim Dirschberger (creators, Sanjay and Craig), and Steve Borst and Gary Doodles (creators, Breadwinners) to offer an insider's look at the creative process behind some of our funniest, most endearing, and fan-favorite cartoons. These creators will discuss what inspired them and reveal what it's really like to bring a show to life at Nickelodeon. Plus get a sneak peek at Nickelodeon's new animates series Breadwinners. Moderated by Chris Hardwick.

Thursday July 18, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 7AB

2:00pm

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
Room 25ABC

2:00pm

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
Room 9

2:00pm

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
Room 26AB

2:15pm

Blizzard Entertainment Licensed Product Showcase
Chris Metzen (Blizzard Entertainment SVP story and franchise development) and a team of esteemed guests reveal never-before-seen licensed products and plans for 2013/2014. Talk to the designers, writers, and artists themselves as they dig into toys, novels, comics, statues, and more. Panel and extended game Q&A session moderated by Kat Hunter (host of Blizzcon coverage on DIRECTV).

Thursday July 18, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 6BCF

2:15pm

Sherlock
Steven Moffat (co-creator, executive producer and writer), Mark Gatiss (co-creator, executive producer and writer) and Sue Vertue (producer) discuss the latest adventures of Sherlock Holmes and his long-suffering faithful friend, Dr. John Watson. “Sherlock” will return to PBS MASTERPIECE in 2014. Moderated by James Hibberd (Entertainment Weekly)

Thursday July 18, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom 20

2:30pm

Captain Action: Where the Action Is
It's like a sneak peek into the North Pole, the Dynamite Bullpen, and a Hollywood studio as panelists reveal the latest on Captain Action toys, comics, merchandise, and the animated series. Marv Wolfman (Teen Titans, Blade), Tom Tataranowicz (He-Man, Iron Man), Steven E. Gordon (X-Men Evolution, Wolverine and the X-Men), Frank Paur (Planet Hulk, Batman), Mike Murphy (Round 2), Nick Barrucci (publisher, Dynamite Entertainment), Andrew Summer (Titan), and Joe Ahearn (Captain Action) pull back the curtain on the plans for the original superhero action figure and offer rare behind-the-scenes insights into the development of his debut as TV's newest action hero! New footage! New toys! Limited-edition poster giveaways! Moderated by Ed Catto (Captain Action, Bonfire).

Thursday July 18, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 24ABC

2:30pm

ComicBase User Group Meeting
ComicBase, the world's premiere software for managing your comic collection, returns to Comic-Con. Join the ComicBase User Group meeting with creator Peter Bickford. Get all the latest news as well as what's coming next for the software.

Thursday July 18, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 4

2:30pm

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
Hall H

2:30pm

The Sergio and Mark Show
Same guys, same panel, same stupid barbarian. The folks who've brought you Groo the Wanderer (and vow to do so again soon) will tell you what's up with that and what's up with all their other silly projects. Featuring the world's most honored cartoonist, Sergio Aragonés, and his faithful sidekick Mark Evanier, plus the creator of Usagi Yojimbo, Stan Sakai, and the world's hardest-working colorist, Tom Luth.

Thursday July 18, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 8

3:00pm

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
Room 30CDE

3:00pm

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
Room 7AB

3:00pm

Comic-Con: Advance Screening of The Blacklist and Panel Session with James Spader
View a preview the first episode of the highly anticipated new NBC drama series The Blacklist from Sony Pictures Television. It stars James Spader (Lincoln, Boston Legal) as the world's most wanted criminal who mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up the Blacklist, a global directory of all the criminals with whom he has worked. Join James Spader, Megan Boone (Blue Bloods, Step Up Revolution), Diego Klattenhoff (Homeland, Pacific Rim), and executive producers Jon Bokenkamp (Taking Lives, Perfect Stranger), Jon Eisendrath (Outlaw, Alias), John Davis (Predator, I, Robot, Chronicle), and John Fox for a Q&A session. Check out The Blacklist on Mondays at 10:00 this fall on NBC.

Thursday July 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 6A

3:00pm

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
Room 23ABC

3:00pm

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
Room 32AB

3:00pm

Murder Police
From David Goodman (Family Guy) and Jason Ruiz, this new animated FOX series follows a dedicated but inept detective, Manuel Sanchez, and his colleagues-some perverted, some corrupt, some just plain lazy-in a twisted city precinct. Panelists David Goodman, Jason Ruiz, Will Sasso (The Three Stooges, MADtv), Chi McBride (Golden Boy, Hawthorne, Human Target), Peter Atencio (Key and Peele), and Justina Machado (Welcome to the Family, Private Practice, Six Feet Under) will unveil a sneak peek at footage, followed by a fan Q&A session.

Thursday July 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 25ABC

3:00pm

Roman Dirge REBUILT
Earlier this year, Lenore creator Roman Dirge was almost killed in a Sunset Boulevard hit-and-run that left him lying in hospital with a shattered leg. After months of painful physical therapy, Roman is back-better, stronger, but not necessarily faster-and here to discuss his long road to recovery, his return to the drawing board with Lenore issue #8, and his fourth Titan Lenore collection: Purple Nurples (which will be debuting at the show). One-on-one interview followed by Q&A.

Thursday July 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 28DE

3:00pm

Spotlight on Tom Gauld
New York Times and UK Guardian cartoonist-and Comic-Con special guest-Tom Gauld gives a presentation on his artistic process and his most recent work. The presentation features readings from his Eisner Award-nominated book Goliath and his 2013 book You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, a collection of comics about literature and pop culture originally published in the Guardian Saturday Review section.

Thursday July 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 9

3:00pm

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
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

3:00pm

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
Room 5AB

3:00pm

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
Room 2

3:15pm

DC Comics 101: Essentials
DC Entertainment's backlist is full of the most exciting stories ever told. New fans and veteran fans alike are welcome for an in-depth tutorial on the essential titles that make up DC Entertainment's rich history. With DC Comics SVP/editor-in-chief Bob Harras, editorial director Bobbie Chase, and others.

Thursday July 18, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 6DE

3:30pm

comiXology Open Mic: Taking Comics Further
Is that 40,000 comics in your pocket, or are you just happy to see us? Join comiXology co-founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts for an open discussion on the past, present and future of your favorite cloud-based digital comics platform. This is your opportunity to discover what's next and ask any questions that you've been dying to ask! All topics are game!

Thursday July 18, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 8

3:30pm

IDW: Focus on Artist's Editions
Join Artist's Edition editor Scott Dunbier with moderator (and fellow art lover) Greg Goldstein, IDW President along with a surprise guest or two as they give attendees a guided tour of what will be happening in the coming year -- including some really incredible announcements, and at least one that will have people saying, "Didn't see that one coming!" Plus special giveaways, trivia contests, and more! Original art fans, this is the one panel you must attend!

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

3:30pm

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
Room 26AB

3:30pm

The Delphic Oracle
Todd McCaffrey (Dragonwriter), Kevin J. Anderson (Dan Shamble, Zombie PI), Jon Del Arroz (www.flyingsparks.com), Dani Kollin (The Unincorporated Man), Craig Miller (The Hunger, Curious George), and Mallory Reaves (The Silver Dream) form the amazing Delphic Oracle and, one word at a time, one person at a time, build answers to your questions about the future (or summer camp).

Thursday July 18, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 24ABC

3:30pm

The World of CAPCOM Games
Moderator Francis Mao (CAPCOM) leads a panel of CAPCOM's producers and product managers to share the latest details on all their upcoming games, such as Dead Rising 3, Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, Lost Planet 3, and DuckTales: Remastered, as well as information about Mega Man's 25th Anniversary, and a few other surprises! Plus, some lucky fans will be invited to play the CAPCOM 30th Anniversary Trivia Contest to win cool prizes!

Thursday July 18, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 6BCF

3:30pm

TV Guide Magazine Celebrates The X-Files' 20th Anniversary
It's been two decades since FBI Special Agents Mulder and Scully first partnered to investigate unsolved paranormal cases. The X-Files made primetime safe for sci-fi, and spawned a generation of hugely successful writer/producers. Somewhere, the truth is still out there. TV Guide Magazine Los Angeles bureau chief Michael Schneider leads a panel that is scheduled to include Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, plus series creator Chris Carter and writers/producers David Amann, Vince Gilligan, Howard Gordon, Darin Morgan, Glen Morgan, John Shiban and Jim Wong.

Thursday July 18, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom 20

3:50pm

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
Hall H

4:00pm

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
Room 30CDE

4:00pm

I Can't Believe It's Over: The Best and Worst Series Finales Ever
It's time to put the great debates to rest as GEEK Magazine answers the most important question of our time: What are the best and worst TV season finales of all time? A panel of geeksperts dissect the end of Galactica's lonely quest in Battlestar Galactica, the purgatory of the Lost finale, the Sopranos sign-off, the all good things come to an end for Star Trek: The Next Generation, Special Agent Dale Cooper getting piqued in Twin Peaks, and many more. Moderator Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, Femme Fatales) turns up the volume for GEEK panelists Kathryn Reindl (Twisted, Millennium), Nikki Griffin (GEEK magazine editor-at-large), Ashley E. Miller (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Thor, Fringe), and Steve Melching (Batman: The Brave and The Bold, Starship Troopers).

Thursday July 18, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 23ABC

4:00pm

Keep 'Em at the Edge of Their Seats
The gory, gruesome, and paranoia-inducing elements in these novels will take readers on a jet-fueled ride to the dark side. These writers spare no expense to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up with stories that will surprise you at every turn. Their protagonists solve crimes, kick ass, and don't let anyone-or anything-stand in their way. Thrill to the discussion with James Rollins (Eye of God), Duane Swierczynski (Point and Shoot), Stephen Blackmoore (Dead Things), Charlie Huston (Skinner), Jeffrey J. Mariotte (Season of the Wolf), and Roger Hobbs (Ghostman), led by David Mariotte of Mysterious Galaxy.

Thursday July 18, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 25ABC

4:00pm

Spotlight on Jeff Smith
Special guest Jeff Smith discusses a slew of upcoming projects, including the highly anticipated hardcover Rasl in full color, the Bone Artist's Edition from IDW, Best American Comics 2013 (edited by Smith), and the upcoming new digital comic Tuki: Save the Humans. Presentation and Q&A to follow.

Thursday July 18, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9

4:00pm

The 8th Annual All Star Podcasters Panel
Like sportscasters analyzing before a big game, the top comic book podcasters are on hand for their annual lively debate and audience Q&A about the current state of the comic book market. From the big publishers' story and editorial moves to the current creator-owned comics revolution, what does it all mean for today's readers? Featuring Heidi McDonald (PW Comics World Podcast), Pat Loika (Loikamania), John Siuntres (Word Balloon), Ben Blacker (The Nerdist Comic Writers Panel), Brian Christman (Comic Geek Speak), Conor Kilpatrick (iFanboy), John Mayo (Comic Book Page), and Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider).

Thursday July 18, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 28DE

4:00pm

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
Room 5AB

4:00pm

The Editor-in-Chief Panel
Comics may be experiencing a new Renaissance thanks to all the movies, TV shows, and transmedia properties that have brought in thousands more readers, but to publishers, there's much more to it than that: The stories are better, the art is better, and the production values are higher! In this rare opportunity, gain some valuable insight as the current editors-in-chief of some of the top comics and graphic novel publishers come together for a lively discussion on topics that include the state of comics publishing today, challenges they face in an ever-evolving marketplace, how they broke into the industry, and much more! Moderator Kiel Phegley (news editor for Comic Book Resources) leads a discussion that includes panelists Stephen Christy (Archaia Entertainment), Matt Gagnon (BOOM! Studios), James Lucas Jones (Oni Press), Chris Ryall (IDW), and Bob Shreck (Legendary Comics).

Thursday July 18, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 32AB

4:00pm

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
Room 7AB

4:00pm

Wilfred: Screening and Q&A
Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings) stars as Ryan, a young man struggling unsuccessfully to make his way in the world until he forms a unique friendship with Wilfred, his neighbor's canine pet, played by Jason Gann (The Wedge), who co-created and starred in the Australian version of Wilfred in 2007. While everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, Ryan sees a crude and surly man in cheap dog suit. Join Elijah and Jason with Wilfred co-stars Fiona Gubelmann (Don't Trust the B** in Apt 23) and Dorian Brown (Home Run) along with executive producers Reed Agnew (Crank Yankers) and Eli Jorné and David Zuckerman (Family Guy), plus executive producer/director Randall Einhorn (The Office) as they discuss bringing this unique live-action comedy to life.

Thursday July 18, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

4:00pm

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
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

4:15pm

The Walking Dead 10th Anniversary Panel
Robert Kirkman discusses the evolution of The Walking Dead and his plans to celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, in a lively Q&A forum.

Thursday July 18, 2013 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 6A

4:30pm

Abrams ComicArts
For over 60 years Abrams has been the country's premiere art book publisher. With the launch of Abrams ComicArts in 2009, the tradition of excellence continues with award-winning original graphic novels by Derf Backderf (My Friend Dahmer), Frank M. Young and David Lasky (The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song), Brian Fies, Jason Shiga, and Barry Deutsch, as well as monographs on such seminal creators as Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Daniel Clowes, and Jaime Hernandez. Join Charles Kochman (editorial director of Abrams ComicArts), Carol Burrell (senior editor of Abrams ComicArts), William Stout (author and artist of Legends of the Blues), and other special guests as they talk about the publisher's current titles, including Legends of the Blues, Good Riddance: A Graphic Memoir of Divorce by Cynthia Copeland, Darryl Cunningham's How to Fake a Moon Landing, and Bazooka Joe by The Topps Company. They'll also reveal details and images from upcoming collaborations with Rube Goldberg's granddaughter, Jennifer George (The Art of Rube Goldberg), Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann (Star Trek: The Original Topps Trading Card Series), Michel Daubert and the Hergé Museum (Tintin: The Art of Hergé), Kazu Kibuishi (Explorer: The Lost Islands), and Laura Lee Gulledge (Will and Whit), and other forthcoming projects.

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

4:30pm

Creepy and Eerie REBORN and UNDEAD
Are you ready to experience the Creepiest of the Creepy? An evil assemblage of ghoulish creators discuss all things Creepy and Eerie. Artist Jason Shawn Alexander (House of Gold and Bones), Creepy writer and editor Dan Braun, producer Josh Braun (Button Man), and moderator J. C. Vaughn (Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide) discuss the influence of the original Warren Creepy and Eerie magazines relaunched at Dark Horse in hardcover archival editions, new comic books, and artist compilation formats. They'll also divulge details about the upcoming Creepy feature film. With very special guests and extra-spooky giveaways!

Thursday July 18, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 24ABC

4:30pm

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
Room 26AB

4:30pm

Marvel: Superior Spider Man
Calling all Spider-Fans: This July is Superior Spider-Month! Get the inside scoop on Spider-Man's new allies, new foes, and new look, and get ready for some exciting announcements! This is one panel no true fan of the web-slinger will want to miss. Featuring senior editor Steve Wacker, Chris Samnee (Daredevil), Nick Spencer (Superior Foes of Spider-Man), Arune Singh (director of communications), and other Marvel guests.

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

4:30pm

Spotlight on J. H. Williams
This award-winning creator on such notable works as Promethea, Batwoman, and the upcoming Sandman with Neil Gaiman talks about why he loves comics, moderated by John Bultena (Lecturer Merritt Writing Program, UC Merced). Visual presentation, discussion, and Q&A session.

Thursday July 18, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 8

4:45pm

Entertainment Weekly's Brave New Warriors
A new generation of heroes has revitalized television. These daring, dauntless young actors have fans swooning and critics raving. Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), and David Giuntoli (Grimm) discuss the thrills and fears of taking on iconic characters, reveal how they broke into the business, and share their favorite stories from set.

Thursday July 18, 2013 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Ballroom 20

4:45pm

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
Room 6BCF

5:00pm

Bizarre? Queer? Perfect: Taming the Wild Webcomics Frontier
Webcomics offer an instantaneous connection between artists and audiences-usually at a very low cost and without editorial interference. And the numbers of webcomics have grown steadily over the years. How has the proliferation of webcomics served LGBTQ creators and readers? Are webcomics serving the same purpose as the old underground "comix"? How can ambitious creators leverage the LGBTQ webcomics niche without getting pigeonholed in it? Join Prism Comics and moderator Nina Kester (tapastic.com) for a trip to the wild frontier of webcomics with panelists Tara Madison Avery (Dirtheads), Beth Dean (blackforestdraws.com), Kane Lynch (The Relics), Alex Woolfson (Artifice), and others to be announced.

Thursday July 18, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 28DE

5:00pm

Bringing the Roman Empire to Life on Xbox One: The Creation of Ryse: Son of Rome
Spend 60 minutes with award-winning studio Crytek to learn about the making of Ryse: Son of Rome, one of the year's most anticipated blockbusters coming exclusively to Xbox One this November. An epic action/adventure story of struggle, brutality, and heroism, Ryse: Son of Rome follows a fearless Roman soldier named Marius Titus who joins the army to avenge the slaying of his family and emerges as a hero who must fight to save the Roman Empire. Fans will learn key story details, get a peek behind the scenes at the making of the game, and receive a limited-edition printed comic book that will prepare them for the intense adventure they will embark on this holiday.

Thursday July 18, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 7AB

5:00pm

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
Room 29A

5:00pm

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
Room 2

5:00pm

Comic-Con: Anything Goes
John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who, Sing Your Face Off) discusses his past, present, and future projects, including playing the Dark Archer and Captain Jack Harkness. John's sister and co-author, Carole Barrowman (Hollow Earth, Bone Quill), will join him in the final segment to discuss their collaborations.

Thursday July 18, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

5:00pm

PAC Is Back! PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures
PAC-MAN returns for a new generation of fans! PAC-MAN producer Kunito Komori from Namco Bandai Games and Avi Arad, founder and director of Marvel Studios, discuss rebooting the iconic video game character for an exciting new animated series for Disney XD and a blockbuster video game for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and PC.

Thursday July 18, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 25ABC

5:00pm

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
Room 30CDE

5:00pm

Spotlight on Gary Frank
Comic-Con special guest Gary Frank is known for his incredibly powerful depictions of characters, from Superman to the Incredible Hulk. Gary will talk about his career as one of the comics world's best storytellers, including his recent collaboration with Geoff Johns on Shazam!.

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

5:00pm

The Legendary Animators of Classic '60s Cartoons
Legendary and award-winning animators Bob Singer (character and background designer, Bugs Bunny/Scooby Doo), Art Leonardi (designer/director, Pink Panther), Willie Ito (layout artist/Bugs Bunny, Flintstones), and Iraj Paran (character and title designer, Super Friends, Josie and the Pussycats), share their vast experience shaping animation history and creating hundreds of classic characters and cartoons we love from Disney, Warner Brothers, and Hanna Barbera, with over 100 years of experience among them. Leslie Combemale of ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery moderates.

Thursday July 18, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 9

5:00pm

Warp Comics!
It's the 30th Anniversary of First Comics's inaugural comic book, Warp, and artist Frank Brunner is on hand to present an all-new 30th anniversary edition. Other First Comics creators are here to tell you how they will once again be rocking your world with comics entertainment from the cutting edge. Panelists include Ken F. Levin (Wanted, The Boys, First Comics co-founder and director), the Fillbach Brothers (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Steve Stern and Dan Cote (Zen the Intergalactic Ninja), film directors Sylvia and Jen Soska, Larry Young (Astronauts in Trouble), and Omaha Perez (The Drude).

Thursday July 18, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 23ABC

5:00pm

Webcomics Advocates: The Webcomics Gathering
Webcomics Advocates co-founders Phil Vecchio and Brendan Creecy (Brax the Alien Rocker) discuss the exciting world of webcomics! Joined by Patrick Scullen (Super Siblings) and moderator Josh Anderson (The Pillagecast); they will give any webcomic creators in the audience 30 seconds to promote their comic to the crowd. All creators and fans are welcome!

Thursday July 18, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 32AB

5:10pm

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
Hall H

5:30pm

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
Room 6A

5:30pm

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
Room 24ABC

5:30pm

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
Room 4

5:30pm

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
Room 26AB

5:30pm

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
Room 8

5:40pm

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
Hall H

5:45pm

Vertigo: Defy
Vertigo is ready to blow your mind with the next wave of trend-setting comics! From horror to mythic fiction to sci-fi and beyond, see what amazing new ideas are coming your way from the imprint that's on a mission to defy all your expectations! With Mark Buckingham (Fables), Jeff Lemire (Trillium), Scott Snyder (American Vampire, The Wake), and others.

Thursday July 18, 2013 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Room 6DE

6:00pm

Anything That Loves: Comics Beyond Gay and Straight
In the last 20 years, lesbian and gay people have made great strides toward better representation in pop culture. The road for people who are bisexual, who have fluid sexuality and gender, or who otherwise fall outside of "gay" and "straight" has been much rockier. (Ironically, they are often met with the strongest mistrust and resistance from gay people.) The new comics anthology Anything That Loves assembles 30 creators to delve into the complex world of nonbinary sexuality and hopes to expose some myths, offer some new insights, and bring together an often-splintered LGBT community in a new way. Moderator Charles "Zan" Christensen and contributors to this anthology discuss the origins of the project, why it's important, and the challenges of being a bisexual storyteller. How can bisexual creators resist pressure from both straight and gay communities to put them in categories that don't truly fit? And how can creators effectively reach out to queer potential readers in a way that doesn't alienate straight ones? Find out the answers to these questions and many more! With Ellen Forney (Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me), Lena H. Chandhok (Pony Tale), Josh Trujillo (The Provider), Kevin Boze (The Virgin Project), Randall Kirby (BOP! Comics), and Tara Madison Avery (Dirtheads).

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 28DE

6:00pm

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
Room 32AB

6:00pm

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
Room 2

6:00pm

DC Collectibles
Action figures, statues, busts, PVC figures-DC Collectibles has them all, and more! Join the DC Collectibles crew, including DCE chief creative officer Geoff Johns, DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee, VP for creative services Kevin Kiniry, director for creative services Jim Fletcher, and sculptor Tim Miller to hear how they come up with so many great products, and what's coming up from comics' top makers of awesome collectibles!

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 5AB

6:00pm

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
Room 23ABC

6:00pm

Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2 Panel
Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers), Brian Tee (The Wolverine), Ian Anthony Dale (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), Samantha Jo (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), and Ed Boon (creator of Mortal Kombat) join series creator and director Kevin Tancharoen (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), producer Lance Sloane (Mortal Kombat: Legacy/Act of Valor), and Machinima's executive vice president of network programming Aaron DeBevoise for an in-depth discussion about the highly anticipated second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy, set to premiere exclusively on Machinima, the number one global video entertainment brand for young males. Moderated by Matt Atchity, editor-in-chief of Rotten Tomatoes.com, don't miss your chance to see exclusive, never-before-seen footage and hear from cast members about the second season of the groundbreaking show that has been called one of the most successful web series of all time.

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

6:00pm

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
Room 30CDE

6:00pm

South Park: The Stick of Truth
The creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, will discuss their upcoming South Park videogame, South Park: The Stick of Truth. Parker and Stone will talk role playing games, their vision for an interactive South Park adventure, and creating The Stick of Truth, the epic quest to become...cool.

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

6:00pm

Teen Wolf
Join cast members Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, Charlie Carver, and Max Carver plus executive producer Jeff Davis for a Q&A as they discuss season 3 and share a special video presentation exclusively for Comic-Con fans. Moderated by ETOnline reporter Jarett Wieselman.

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ballroom 20

6:00pm

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
Room 9

6:00pm

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
Room 7AB

6:00pm

[adult swim]: The Heart, She Holler
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 10, 03:53PM
The creators and stars of Adult Swim's epic TV event The Heart, She Holler explain it all at this panel. Executive producers John Lee (Xavier: Renegade Angel, Wonder Showzen) and Alyson Levy (Xavier: Renegade Angel, Wonder Showzen) will be joined by cast members Patton Oswalt (United States of Tara, Ratatouille), Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy), and Heather Lawless (The Campaign). The panel will be moderated by Kristen Schaal (Bob’s Burgers, 30 Rock).

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 25ABC

6:30pm

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
Room 8

6:30pm

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
Room 26AB

6:30pm

Showtime: Dexter
You've been there for every edge-of-your-seat moment, every kill, inside Dexter's most intimate thoughts, watching him transform before your eyes. Now, after eight amazing seasons, it's time to say goodbye to America's Favorite Serial Killer. Join the cast, writers/executive producers, and surprise guest stars who are too big to mention, for a final farewell panel that even Hall H can't contain! Ralph Garman (KROQ entertainment reporter) presides over a revealing interview and Q&A session with the stars and executive producers of Dexter. Featured panelists include series star/executive producer Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jennifer Carpenter (Deb), David Zayas (Batista), and James Remar (Harry). Also appearing are executive producers John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Scott Buck, and Manny Coto. Satisfy your Dexter obsession all weekend. The new season of Dexter airs Sundays at 9:00 ET/PT only on Showtime.

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Hall H

6:30pm

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
Room 24ABC

6:30pm

The Velocity Anthology: Comic Art of Africa and Australia
Moray Rhoda (South African publisher and mastermind of the Velocity Anthology), Neville Howard (Australian publisher and mastermind of the Velocity Anthology), and Ray Whitcher (chair/comic scholar, Legionink.com) present the Southern Hemisphere's emerging comic talent in a collaborative effort between South African and Australian comic artists and writers in the annual Velocity Anthology. They will discuss how the initiative arose, outline future goals, and display the incredible skill and talent that the two countries have to offer. Audience interaction is highly encouraged; samples will be distributed.

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 4

6:45pm

Hannibal: Feed Your Fear
Emmy Award-winning executive producer Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies), director David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Martha De Laurentiis (Red Dragon), and star Hugh Dancy (Agent Will Graham) reveal juicy morsels from behind the scenes of the groundbreaking NBC drama Hannibal. This feast of many courses will serve key moments from the first season as an entree, followed by a digestif of sneak previews of the second season. Not to mention a few surprises along the way. Bon appetit, Fannibals!

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Room 6A

7:00pm

Family Feud: The Comics Blogging Panel
With the 24-hour news cycle turning into a 24-minute news cycle, fans are still getting their comics news from the top news sites and blogs out there. Join moderator Tom Spurgeon in a no-holds-barred discussion with comics journalists on how they make-and break-the news, the ethics of journalism, the death of blogging, the uses of social media, and ways you can join in on the fun. With Spurgeon (The Comics Reporter), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat), Tony Isabella (Tony's Tips), Alexa Dickman (Ladies Making Comix), Rich Johnston (Bleeding Cool), and special surprises!

Thursday July 18, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 23ABC

7:00pm

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
Room 6DE

7:00pm

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
Room 32AB

7:00pm

Horror Comics from the Monsterverse
A discussion of upcoming horror comics from Monsterverse featuring Bela Lugosi and classic undead monsters delivered with a modern twist. Learn of horror media projects from Scratch Lightning Productions. Sam F. Park (Monsterverse West Coast editor and Scratch Lightning executive producer) is joined by Hollywood concept, storyboard and Monsterverse comic artists Benton Jew (G.I. JOE) and Henry Mayo (Ted) and writer Ed Polgardy (From Dusk Til Dawn). Followed by a Q&A session and media presentation.

Thursday July 18, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 28DE

7:00pm

Horror on the Panelled Page
For five years at Comic-Con, Ain't It Cool News's Mark L. Miller has led a panel full of comics most frightening creators in a lively discussion on what it takes to incite horror and suspense in graphic storytelling. Join a star studded panel of writers, artists, and other spooky characters to find out what makes them scared, how they scare others, and what to do and not to do in horror comic books.

Thursday July 18, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 5AB

7:00pm

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
Room 30CDE

7:00pm

PodCRASH with That Chris Gore LIVE
It's a raucous Revenge of the Show in this live edition of PodCRASH with That Chris Gore (Attack of the Show), with special guests cosplay goddess Adrianne Curry (America's Next Top Model), funnyman Stephen Kramer Glickman (Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush), and comedian Yoshi Obayashi (DVDASA, Yoshididnt). Plus IO West's Comic Book Live performers Patrick Ian Moore and Tommy Bechtold showcase their brand of cosplay comedy.

Thursday July 18, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 25ABC

7:00pm

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
Room 9

7:00pm

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
Room 7AB

7:15pm

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
Room 6BCF

7:30pm

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
Room 8

7:30pm

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
Room 26AB

7:30pm

Video Gaming: Where We've Been, Where We Are and Where We're Going
Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), Warren Davis (Q*bert), David Eddings (Boderlands 2), Rachel Lara (Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City), and Paul Dean (The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time) discuss the past of video game culture as it compares to today and how it can all show what comes next. Moderated by Patrick Scott Patterson (The Jace Hall Show).

Thursday July 18, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 4

7:30pm

Webseries Creators Assemble!
What builds The Guild? How do people from so many different backgrounds, sometimes operating on shoestring budgets, bring their own shows to life on YouTube and other websites? Geeks and Gamers Anonymous creators Katrina Hill and Alex Langley assemble geeky webseries creators and performers from Shelf Life (Tara Platt, Stephanie Thorpe), Husbands (Jane Espenson, Brad Bell), Super Knocked Up (Jeff Burns, Jourdan Gibson), and creator of The Legend of Neil (Sandeep Parikh) to discuss the creative process from conception through casting, crowdsourcing, production, and promotion of original online content.

Thursday July 18, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 24ABC

8:00pm

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
Room 5AB

8:00pm

Mega64: Decade of Perfection Panel
Cast members Rocco Botte, Derrick Acosta, and Shawn Chatfield of the underground video game show Mega64 celebrate their tenth year of existence and also their tenth Comic-Con, all of which were executed with elegance and precision. Also executed with Eric Baudour, Garrett Hunter, and Bryan Abou Chacra.

Thursday July 18, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 23ABC

8:00pm

Monkeybrain Comics Anniversary Celebration
Last year, Chris Roberson (Edison Rex) and Allison Baker (co-publisher) launched Monkeybrain Comics at Comic-Con International. What has the digital comics imprint been up to in the meantime, and what's in store for the year to come? Join Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett (Heartbreakers), Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Bandette), Jen Vaughn (Avery Fatbottom: Renaissance Fair Detective), Joey Esposito and Benjamin Bailey (Captain Ultimate), and Bobby Timony (Detectobot) to find out.

Thursday July 18, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 28DE

8:00pm

Not So Strange Bedfellows: The Relationship Between Comics and Pro Wrestling
Some have called the spectacle of pro wrestling a "comic book come to life." That is not so far from the truth. From the heroics of Hulk Hogan, antiheroes such as John Cena, and villains like Ric Flair, come and explore the parallels that exist in character development and storyline advancement between these outrageous forms of narrative presented by architects from both worlds. Featuring Rik Offenberger (First Comic News.com), Francis Szyskowski (The Massacre Twins), Todd Tochioka (Working Snug.com), Scott Lost (Scott Lost-Art), and international wrestling superstar Rob Van Dam (WWE Monday Night Raw). Moderated by Joshua Waldrop (M1W Entertainment).

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

8:00pm

Toy Break Presents Indie Toy Secrets
Learn how some of today's leading independent toy designers have taken their ideas from concept to production and beyond. Find out how action figures, minifigures, plush characters, and resin collectibles come to life with the help of veteran toy makers George Gaspar (October Toys), Scott Tolleson (Stolle Art), H. Eric "Cornboy" Mayse (The Four Horsemen), and Jay Garcia (MANA Studios). Moderated by Ayleen Gaspar (Toy Break).

Thursday July 18, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 32AB

8:00pm

Not Guilty Due to Zombification? Law and Forensic Psychiatry in a Zombie Apocalypse
During a "zombie apocalypse" humans play by a new set of rules-or no rules at all. Zombies kill humans, humans hunt zombies, and humans murder other humans-with no legal repercussions. But suppose the zombie apocalypse ended after eradication of the zombies or the discovery of a cure that rejoined the dead with the living. When society's laws are restored, what would happen if humans, zombies, and former zombies alike stood trial for their actions? Would any of them be found guilty, or would the circumstances of the apocalypse excuse crimes like theft, breaking and entering, misuse of a corpse, murder, and cannibalism? What legal defenses might apply? The forensic psychiatrists of Broadcast Thought-H. Eric Bender, M.D., Praveen R. Kambam, M.D., and Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D.-along with an attorney from Law and the Multiverse, James Daily (The Law of Superheroes), and attorney and professor Jeff Trexler examine the legal issues faced by a post-zombie-apocalyptic world. In a mock trial, the lawyers will be the prosecution and defense, the doctors will be the expert witnesses, and you will be the jury. Will the walking dead be found guilty or will they walk free?

Thursday July 18, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Room 7AB

8:00pm

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
Room 6A

8:00pm

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
Room 25ABC

8:15pm

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
Room 6DE

8:30pm

Black Mask: Bringing a Punk Rock Sensibility, Activism, and Wu-Tang to Comics
Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion), and Matt Pizzolo (Godkiller, Occupy Comics) have joined forces to bring confrontational, daring, and unique stories to comics. With a lead-off roster including Wu-Tang's RZA and Ghostface Killah, Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys), and Occupy Comics's star-studded team ranging from Alan Moore to Charlie Adlard to Art Spiegelman, Black Mask has already hit the ground running. Niles, Pizzolo, and Robertson will be joined by Matthew Rosenberg (12 Reasons To Die) and Adam Egypt Mortimer (Ballistic) for a discussion of breaking new ground in comics, and then Pizzolo will welcome additional panelists for a peek at what's coming next.

Thursday July 18, 2013 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 8

8:30pm

Holliston: Inside the Laughs, Screams, Metal, and Geekery!
Creator/star Adam Green (Hatchet), cast members Laura Ortiz (Happy Endings), and Oderus Urungus (GWAR), director Sean Becker (The Guild), and fan-favorite moderator Alison Haislip (The Voice) discuss the inner workings of their hit television series (now in its second season) and explain the process of creating a sitcom specifically for horror, sci-fi, comic, and heavy metal fans. Including exclusive clips and the world premiere of series character "Lance Rockett" (Dee Snider, Twisted Sister) and his band Dyver Down's first original music video from the upcoming Season 2 finale, this just might be the most you'll laugh all weekend long. Q&A to follow the presentation.

Thursday July 18, 2013 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 24ABC

8:30pm

Comics on Comics LIVE!
Producers Vito Lapiccola and Juan-Manuel Rocha and The Sideshow Network bring you the fourth annual episode of Comics on Comics LIVE at San Diego Comic-Con! Legendary comedians Tommy Chong (Cheech and Chong, Up in Smoke) and Emmy Award winner Rick Overton (The Dennis Miller Show) join comics journalist Rich Johnston (BleedingCool.com) for another wild episode of the podcast where the greatest comic minds meet the greatest minds in comics!

Thursday July 18, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Room 26AB

8:30pm

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Sing-Along
Join the fun as the California Browncoats screen Internet sensation Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog- coming back with call back sheets so you can play along during the screening. Enter the costume contest: horrible prizes awarded to the best version of each character from the show. DO NOT BOUNCE!

Thursday July 18, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Room 6BCF
 
Friday, July 19
 

9:30am

ComicsPRO 'Fresh Start'
Your day at Comic-Con gets off to a friendly and professional start with ComicsPRO, the retailer trade association. Retailers, publishers, and distributors are welcome to kick off their convention day with colleagues, coffee, bagels, and conversation. Bring your business card!

Friday July 19, 2013 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 18

10:00am

Cartoon Network: Regular Show
Care to join the not so regular cast and crew for an eventful hour of over the top regular? Yeeeeeeeeuh you do! Check out exclusive content and get the inside scoop on your favorite slackers and some of their closest friends. The panel features: Regular Show creator J. G. Quintel (voice of Mordecai), William Salyers (voice of Rigby), Sam Marin (voice of Benson, Pops, and Muscle Man), Sean Szeles (supervising director), Matt Price (writer), and storyboard artists Toby Jones and Calvin Wong. Part of the back-to-back Regular Show/Adventure Time Panel Extravaganza, continuing at 11:00.

Friday July 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

10:00am

Comic-Con How-To: Anatomy of a Fight Scene, Part One
Stories are about conflict. And there is no purer form of conflict than a good ole fisticuffs-style brawl. (Or sword fight, laser battle, western shootout, and even two chicks pulling out each other's hair.) Yet, how to put that much action down on paper and not only make it believable, but enjoyable and exciting to read? Award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake brings you deep inside the violence, breaking it down piece by piece and giving you some tricks you can use to create more realistic and exciting fights.

Friday July 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 2

10:00am

DC Comics: My Secret Origin, or How I Broke into Comics
The comics industry can be tough to break into. Get an inside look at how some of DC Entertainment's top talent made their careers crafting the tales of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and others. With Greg Capullo (Batman), Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps), Jim Lee (Superman: Unchained), Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western, Batwing), Gail Simone (Batgirl, The Movement), Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Batman, Superman: Unchained), and others.

Friday July 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6DE

10:00am

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
Room 28DE

10:00am

Graphic Novels: Words and Pictures
Come hear from the authors of some of the best new graphic novels this year – including Beau L’Amour (The Law of the Desert Born), Matt Kindt (Red Handed), Jordan Mechner (Templar), Greg Ruth (The Lost Boy), and Steven T. Seagle (Genius). These five great authors will discuss their process, their books, and why you should read them.

Friday July 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC

10:00am

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
Ballroom 20

10:00am

My Comic-Con Career
Jeff Mariotte (Season of the Wolf) will be interviewed by actress and author Amber Benson (the Calliope Reaper-Jones series) about his 30 years of working at San Diego Comic- Con. During that time, Jeff has sold books at the show for Hunter's Books and Mysterious Galaxy (of which he's a co-owner) and worked as VP of marketing for WildStorm Productions/Image Comics, as senior editor for WildStorm Productions/DC Comics, and as editor-in-chief for IDW Publishing. As a novelist and comic book writer, he has also appeared on programming over the years to discuss his more than 50 books, including 47 novels, and almost 150 comic books and graphic novels. Throughout his various careers, the thread linking everything together has been Comic-Con, and he'll talk about the highs and lows, the famous and the infamous, over his long affiliation with the con.

Friday July 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 4

10:00am

Red Star Rises: Geek Q&A with Christian Gossett
Legendary comic book creator Christian Gossett appears in conversation with GEEK magazine editor-in-chief David E. Williams, as he discusses his pioneering award-winning comic book series The Red Star, soon to be a major motion picture from Chronicle director Josh Trank for Warner Bros. The duo will be joined by Ana Alexander, Catherine Annette, and Ashley Noel, who appear in an all-new Red Star adventure, Rapidfire, published exclusively in the pages of GEEK magazine. Gossett will also talk about his work on such films as Peter Jackson's King Kong and Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland as well as inventing the famous two-sided light saber for Tales of the Jedi.

Friday July 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 32AB

10:00am

Spotlight on Tony Isabella
Comic-Con special guest Tony Isabella is the man who brought you Black Lightning, It the Living Colossus, The Shadow War of Hawkman,The Champions, and so many more memorable comics, plus his long-running column in Comic Buyer's Guide. He will be ruthlessly interrogated about them and other milestones of his career by his longtime friend Mark Evanier.

Friday July 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 9

10:00am

Star Wars Comics: Here and Now
What is the current state of Star Wars comics? Join Dark Horse editor Randy Stradley and Star Wars creators Carlos D'Anda, Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Doug Wheatley, Gabe Eltaeb, Tom Taylor, Zack Giallongo, and others for the lowdown on what's up, what's coming up, and why you should be reading!

Friday July 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 7AB

10:00am

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
Room 25ABC

10:00am

The World's End: Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Reunited
The director and stars of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz have joined forces for a third movie-and it's "Barmageddon," their biggest yet. As ever, they're as happy to be here as you are. So expect candid chatter and spirited surprises as they take the wraps off their new comedy, which Focus Features is opening nationwide in the U.S. on August 23.

Friday July 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Hall H

10:00am

Comic-Con Film School 102: Production
Day 2 of this four-day course on microbudget moviemaking focuses on the specifics of production, from shooting techniques, to lighting on the cheap, to crew positions you need (and don't need), to costuming, props, and set decorating for as little money as possible. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Vera Vanguard (producer of The Building of Good and Evil), Nick Murphy (writer/director of Pizza and Bullets), Jack Conway (writer/producer of Fear News), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica).

Friday July 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

10:00am

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
Room 5AB

10:15am

Stan Lee's World of Heroes
Kick off your Comic-Con Friday inside the mind of the legend himself on a journey through the inimitable Stan Lee's World of Heroes. Stan Lee and several of his World of Heroes collaborators recap the YouTube channel's exciting first year. Enjoy a special performance by Cosplay Piano star Sonya Belousova, and catch a sneak peek of upcoming programing and announcements. Moderator Ben Gigli (Five Second Films) will guide panelists through discussions of popular shows like Bad Days, How It Should Have Ended Crossover, Cosplay Piano, Superhero and Supervillain Speed Dating, and several new shows. Remember, Q&A with Stan always provides some juicy surprises.

Friday July 19, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 6BCF

10:30am

FCBD Wrap-Up
FCBD 2013 is behind us, and the feedback from retailers has been overwhelmingly positive, with record turnouts being reported across the country and beyond. Join in for a review of this banner year, talk about the things that worked, discuss the things that maybe didn't, and pick up (and share) some ideas to make your next FCBD your biggest ever!

Friday July 19, 2013 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 18

10:30am

Comics Arts Conference Session #5: Legends of the Knight: Batman and the Inspirational Power of Heroic Stories
The most important Batman tales are not in comic books, TV shows, or Hollywood movies. They are within the people for whom the Dark Knight has become a symbol. Brett Culp will premiere segments from his documentary film Legends of the Knight and speak with Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight), Vasilis Pozios (Broadcast Thought), Patrick O'Connor (Comicspedia), and Alan Kistler (Comic Book Resources) about how the modern myth of Batman inspires real people in areas of creativity, education, and overcoming adversity.

Friday July 19, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 26AB

10:30am

Defiance
Earth has changed, and entertainment will never be the same. Grant Bowler (Nolan), Julie Benz (Amanda Rosewater), Jaime Murray (Stahma Tarr), and the rest of the cast from Syfy's groundbreaking multiplatform series discuss the overwhelming success of Defiance (the show and game) and share exclusive details from the second season. Moderated by Maureen Ryan, TV critic for Huffington Post.

Friday July 19, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6A

10:30am

Global Comics: Jinnrise and Beyond
In the tapestry of human experience is the essence of myth. While life's common threads remind us of a shared heritage, our diverse backgrounds color these expressions. Thankfully, emerging technologies offer the chance to share perspectives and experiences. Moderator Sohaib Awan (CEO of Jabal Entertainment and creator of IDW Publishing's Jinrise) will lead a discussion centered on the challenges and potential stories global myths offer comic fans here and overseas. Joining Sohaib will be Chris Ryall (IDW Publishing's editor-in-chief and chief creative officer), Andrew Huerta (artist on IDW Publishing's Jinnrise), Tom Taylor (Creator of Gestalt Comics' The Deep and lead writer on DC Comics' Injustice), Alexis Kirsch (Editor of VIZ Media's Weekly Shonen Jump), Wolfgang Bylsma (Editor-in-Chief of Gestalt Comics) and Greg Broadmore (WETA Workshop Lead Concept Designer). Each attendee will receive a signed copy of IDW Publishing's Jinnrise and other items from our panelists' publishers.

Friday July 19, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 8

10:30am

Writing for TV: From First Draft to Getting Staffed
Spiro Skentzos (Grimm), Karen Horne (NBC executive/Spawn co-producer), Keto Shimizu (Arrow), and Jane Espenson (Husbands) share their TV writing experiences on such topics as getting started, basic script mistakes, how to get representation, writing programs, staying motivated, and negotiating today's turbulent TV terrain. There will be a large Q&A component, so bring your questions.

Friday July 19, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 24ABC

10:30am

Comic Book Law School 202: Back in Business!
Comic books and popular culture properties are hotter than ever. But actually making money from your creations that end up on screen requires understanding the legalities and pitfalls of contracts and license agreements in general, along with an understanding of the business models used by the companies looking to make you an offer. Attorney Michael Lovitz, author The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, will tackle a number of the more advanced issues facing authors, artists, and designers, particularly once they've "broken through" and have started publishing and selling. This session is directed to some of the complicated issues surrounding marketing properties and creative ideas, including transfers and licensing of rights; production, merchandising, and distribution agreements; and key things you should know when Hollywood comes knocking. This interactive seminar gives attendees the opportunity to participate in the discussions as Lovitz covers various means for profiting from creative works, and explores the many important elements that form the foundation of every contract (and time permitting, contract negotiation role playing). With in-depth discussions about the options and opportunities for generating income from your creative endeavors, along with identifying some of the many problems and pitfalls that go hand in hand with each decision, you'll agree this session shouldn't be missed. 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.]

Friday July 19, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 30CDE

11:00am

Cartoon Network: Adventure Time
What's algebraic and schmowzow and righteous all over? It's Adventure Time! Holy stuff! As if chatting up the coolest kids in the cartoon kingdom wasn't enough, get ready for your eyeballs to be fixed on some never-before-seen content and your jaw to drop at a rad surprise or two. The panel features Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward (Lumpy Space Princess), Jeremy Shada (Finn), John DiMaggio (Jake), Tom Kenny (Ice King), Olivia Olson (Marceline), Kent Osborne (head of story), and Adam Muto (supervising producer). Part of the back-to-back Regular Show/Adventure Time Panel Extravaganza, beginning at 10:00.

Friday July 19, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

11:00am

Comic-Con How-To: Anatomy of a Fight Scene, Part 2
Understanding when and how to use physical conflict in your story is all well and good. But, how do you write it? How do authors paint such a vivid, action- packed fight scene that readers can "see" in their mind using only the written word? Award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake peels back the mystery and looks at using words to craft action that your readers will not simply read, but experience.

Friday July 19, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 2

11:00am

Mattel: Mattypalooza 2013!
It's the toy panel to beat all toy panels! Get the inside scoop on your favorite collectibles from Mattel: Masters of the Universe Classics, DC Comics Signature Series, Watchmen, Ghostbusters, and more. As a special bonus, attendees will have the opportunity to vote on an upcoming MOTUC monthly figure: Huntara vs. Lord Masque-you decide what gets made! And be there for a major announcement as Mattel partners with one of the biggest names in pop culture to bring you exciting new collectibles you will have to see to believe! The panel will also include a Q&A with Mattel toy designers, Mattel marketing manager Scott "Toy Guru" Neitlich, and guest panelists The Four Horsemen.

Friday July 19, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 25ABC

11:00am

Spotlight on Ellen Forney
Cartoonist Ellen Forney presents her New York Times bestselling graphic memoir, Marbles: Depression, Michaelangelo, and Me, a darkly funny chronicle of her struggle with bipolar disorder. Nominated for a 2013 Eisner Award, "Marbles isn't just a great story; it's proof that artists don't have to be tortured to be brilliant. 'A'" -- Entertainment Weekly.

Friday July 19, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 9

11:00am

Spotlight on Jose Delbo
Come to a Q&A with Comic-Con special guest Jose Delbo. The Argentinean-born artist has worked on classics like Billy the Kid, Judge Colt, and The Lone Ranger, as well as illustrated the Beatles' Yellow Submarine. Some of his many other works include Twilight Zone, Brady Bunch, Hogan's Heroes, Monkees, Mod Squad, Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Transformers, Thundercats, Brute Force, 101 Dalmations, Little Mermaid, Mighty Ducks, Raggedy Ann, Little Lulu, Barbie, and Wonder Woman. Delbo has illustrated cartoons for the past 50 years for comic book fans across the world!

Friday July 19, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 4

11:00am

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
Room 7AB

11:00am

The Art of the Cliffhanger
Serial comic books rely on drawing readers back to find out what happens next. Louise Simonson (Superman: The Man of Steel), Gerry Conway (The Amazing Spider-Man), Joe Hughes (Comics Alliance), and Rachel Edidin (Wired.com), with moderator Douglas Wolk, talk about what makes for an irresistible "to be continued" moment.

Friday July 19, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE

11:00am

The Oni Press RevoluONIze Comics Panel
This is where you will get the chance to hear from some of the industry's most acclaimed creators! John Schork (director of publicity) and James Lucas Jones (editor-in-chief) talk with Joe Harris (The X-Files) about his debut graphic novel Wars in Toyland, as well as creators Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin) and Natalie Nourigat (Between Gears). Also, don't miss a special announcement about a shocking new upcoming series from Rick Spears (Black Metal). Free Oni comics! Guaranteed by Oni Press's totally biased employees to be "the most fun you've ever had at a panel."

Friday July 19, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 32AB

11:00am

Writers Unite: Pitching and Writing Creator-Owned Comics
Creator-owned comics have once again grabbed the imagination of the comic- reading community, and publishers are looking for fresh ideas from a new generation of talent. Listen closely as creators Matt Kindt (Justice League of America, Mind MGMT), Charles Soule (Swamp Thing, Strange Attractors), Rob Venditti (Green Lantern, The Surrogates), and moderator Jim Zub (Pathfinder, Skullkickers) discuss pitching their hit comic series to publishers and offer advice on how to climb to the top of the treacherous submission mountain, along with comic writing techniques and amusing anecdotes.

Friday July 19, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 23ABC

11:15am

Veronica Mars Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Join cast members Kristen Bell, Francis Capra, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen, Chris Lowell, Tina Majorino and Krysten Ritter along with producer and director Rob Thomas in a panel moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Jeff Jensen. Fresh off the set of the film that was funded by over 90,000 devoted fans through Kickstarter, attendees will have an opportunity to see exclusive footage, hear details about the production, and ask the cast and producers questions about this upcoming movie.

Friday July 19, 2013 11:15am - 12:00pm
Hall H

11:15am

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
Room 6DE

11:15am

Nickelodeon's The Legend of Korra Returns!
Executive producer and creator team Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender) and co-executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos (Avatar: The Last Airbender) discuss what's in store for the highly anticipated Book 2: Spirits. The mind-bending panel will be full of never-before-seen artwork and the ultimate of sneak peeks. You'll also get to hear from your favorite characters, as talented voice actors Janet Varney (voice of Korra), David Faustino (voice of Mako), and P. J. Byrne (voice of Bolin) share their experiences working on the series. Moderated by Bryan Konietzko.

Friday July 19, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
Ballroom 20

11:30am

State of the Industry
These are heady times in the comics business. Sales are up across the board and enthusiasm for all things comics-related seems to be at an all-time high. How do we work together as an industry to keep pushing ahead? What are the pitfalls to avoid and the paths to take? Join ComicsPRO and Diamond Comic Distributors to discuss just where we're at and how high we can go.

Friday July 19, 2013 11:30am - 12:15am
Room 18

11:30am

Big Nate: For Kids Of All Ages
Join cartoonist and Comic-Con special guest Lincoln Peirce for a slideshow and discussion of Big Nate's journey from newspaper comic strip to bestselling children's book series. A lively Q&A session will follow.

Friday July 19, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8

11:30am

Bringing an MMO to Life: The Stories and Characters of WildStar
Storytelling and character development in MMOs can be extremely challenging, but both are vital when trying to launch a new IP. Lead narrative designer Chad Moore, content director Mike Donatelli, creative director Matt Mocarski, and design producer Stephen Frost will break down how characters and stories are developed in WildStar, and the ways they are reflected in the game. Carbine Studio will talk about the creation of key characters, the development of story arcs, and how it all culminates into making the player the star of the show.

Friday July 19, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 24ABC

11:30am

Milestone: The 20th Anniversary Panel
Twenty years ago Denys Cowan had an idea to create a company whose goal was to represent people of color in the comics space and beyond. That idea brought together Denys, Dwayne McDuffie, Christopher Priest, Derek Dingle and Michael Davis. Today that idea is not only alive but being celebrated at the biggest pop culture event in the world! Join Comic-Con special guests Denys Cowan, Derek Dingle, Michael Davis, and a surprise guest or two at the 20th anniversary celebration of the company that changed the rules forever, Milestone Media. Moderated by Django Unchained producer Reginald Hudlin.

Friday July 19, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 5AB

11:30am

Nikita Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Nikita returns to San Diego for its final Comic-Con appearance with series stars Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible 3), Shane West (ER), Lyndsy Fonseca (Kick-Ass), Aaron Stanford (X-Men: The Last Stand), Melinda Clarke (The O.C.), Devon Sawa (Final Destination), and Noah Bean (Damages) joining executive producer Craig Silverstein (Bones). This farewell panel looks back on three seasons of action-packed drama and teases the final six episodes of the final season. Nikita: The Complete Third Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 1. From Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television, the fourth season of Nikita will air midseason on The CW.

Friday July 19, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 6BCF

11:30am

Comics Arts Conference Session #6: Masculinities/Femininities
Sheila Malone (University of California, Los Angeles) investigates how Batwoman and Batgirl displace the male hero in order to fight crime and live out narratives that befit a superhero/ine in a contemporary non- hetero world where queer, disabled, and renegade motorcycling are super/powerful. Jaclyn Hymes (California State University Northridge) expands Sedgwick's theories of homosociality by applying them to Maggie and Hopey's fluid sexualities in Jamie Hernandez's "Locas" stories. Using the lens of queer theory, Eric Schlegel explores how Wonder Woman, Superman, and Batman's distinct experiences of identity can help LGBTQ individuals, and then in turn society as a whole, understand our own identities.

Friday July 19, 2013 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 26AB

11:45am

Helix
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 09, 10:15AM
Leave sunny San Diego behind for an artic chill as Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore, Steven Maeda, Writer/Co-Executive Producer Cameron Porsandeh and more discuss Syfy's hotly anticipated new series, Helix. Get an inside look at the thriller about a mysterious outbreak on Earth's coldest continent. The truth will spread! Moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Geoff Boucher.

Friday July 19, 2013 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 6A

12:00pm

CBLDF: Raising a Reader
An all-star panel of kids comics creators and educators discuss ways to get children excited about reading, encourage creativity, and cultivate a love of literature using great graphic novels and comics. Panelists include Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm (Babymouse), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Dave Roman (AstronautAcademy), Alex Fajardo (Peanuts), Charles Brownstein (CBLDF), and Meryl Jaffe (Johns Hopkins University). Q&A to follow.

Friday July 19, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 30CDE

12:00pm

Comic-Con How-To: The Business of Fan Art with Josh Wattles from deviantArt
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 05, 03:09PM
Fan Art can be more than a hobby, pastime or training exercise.  Learn how fan art can turn you into a contributor to the business world of comics and pop culture in this follow-up to last year’s highly popular Fan Art Law panel. Featuring Joshua Wattles, advisor in chief to deviantART and professor of copyright at USC, Brian Kesinger, renowned animator and author of Walking Your Octopus, Guy Brand and James Kim from Mighty Fine Inc., Bob Self, owner/publisher Baby Tattoo Books, Kay Purcell, also from deviantART and a Fandom expert, and Stanley Lau (artgerm), creative director and co-founder of Imaginary Friends Studios that produces artworks for the likes of Capcom, DC Comics, Square Enix and other giants in the entertainment and gaming industry.

Friday July 19, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2

12:00pm

Drawing Stories: What's New in YA Graphic Novels
Vera Brosgol (Anya's Ghost), Gris Grimly (Frankenstein), Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Hope Larson (Who is AC?), and Paul Pope (Battling Boy) - five of the hottest YA graphic novel creators in the industry-discuss their current books, what's involved in creating graphic novels for young adults, and why words and pictures go so well together in books for teens.

Friday July 19, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 25ABC

12:00pm

Grimm Fairy Tales Animated
Zenescope Entertainment co-founders and co-producers Joe Brusha (Grimm Fairy Tales, Neverland, Oz) and Ralph Tedesco (Grimm Fairy Tales, Inferno, Salem's Daughter), along with director/producer Jon Schnepp (The Venture Bros, Metalocalypse, ABCs of Death), discuss the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot. Find out about this horrific re-imagining of the Grimm Fairy Tales from Zenescope Entertainment, Titmouse Inc, and Schneppzone. Learn how the project came to fruition, and what big names have gotten involved in the project. With talent like Lena Headey, Chris Hardwick, Briana Evigan, and Robert Forster (to name a few), this project is turning a lot of heads!

Friday July 19, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 4

12:00pm

MTV: Creator Pitch LIVE!
MTV Comics executive editor Tom Akel conducts a live pitch competition between three of the top creators in the business. Last year's winner David Petersen (Mouse Guard) will be back to defend his crown against two new challengers. Creators are presented with a topic just a few weeks out from the convention and then develop original pitches that you, the fans, vote on to determine the winner!

Friday July 19, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 28DE

12:00pm

Rocket Ships, Laser Guns, and Dystopias
Science fiction runs the gamut from splashy space opera to dusty dystopias, and Image Comics has been on the forefront of releasing the newest and most exciting visions of the future in the market. Some of Image's finest futurists to talk about how they develop worlds and technology in comics like East of West, Great Pacific, Rocket Girl, Think Tank, and Aphrodite IX. Moderator David Brothers is joined by panelists Nick Dragotta, Joe Harris, Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, and Matt Hawkins.

Friday July 19, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 23ABC

12:00pm

Ten Years of Aspen Comics
Frank Mastromauro (co-owner), Peter Steigerwald (co-owner), Vince Hernandez (editor-in- chief), Mark Roslan (director of production), J. T. Krul (Jirni), David Wohl (Legend of the Shadow Clan), Mike DeBalfo (Soulfire), Beth Sotelo (Fathom), Jonathan Marks (Shrugged), and other creators will highlight the company's 10-year anniversary in the industry as well as discuss the future of Aspen, in addition to a Q&A with fans. All panel attendees will receive a gift courtesy of Aspen Comics.

Friday July 19, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 9

12:00pm

Titan Comics: Launching at SDCC and Beyond!
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 08, 05:33PM
Titan Comics, the bold new publisher offering the best original creator-owned comics alongside new and classic graphic novels, launches this year at SDCC! With all the buzz that's been generated by first-wave titles like Numbercruncher by Si Spurrier (X-Men Legacy), and First Kingdom by legend Jack Katz, 2013 looks to be the year of Titan Comics! Meet the key players behind the new line, go behind the scenes of new titles with creators, see exclusive preview art, and hear exclusive announcements about new originated titles by new and world- renowned talent. Panelists include Jack Katz, John Higgins, Dave Elliott, Steve White (Titan Comics senior editor), and more.

Friday July 19, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 32AB

12:00pm

Writer's Studio: Behind the Scenes with Star Wars Authors
Hear a variety of authors talk about the rewards and challenges of writing Star Wars, whether it's through novels, making-of nonfiction, or cartoons. New York Times bestselling authors Jeffrey Brown, Troy Denning, John Jackson Miller, and J. W. Rinzler, as well as editors Frank Parisi of Random House and Jennifer Heddle of Lucasfilm, will participate in a roundtable discussion on writing in the Galaxy Far, Far Away. Emceed by Lucasfilm Holocron keeper Leland Chee.

Friday July 19, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7AB

12:15pm

[adult swim]: The Venture Bros.
Show creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer discuss the original series, now in its fifth season, and answer fan questions. They will be joined by the voice of Brock Samson, Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, The Tick).

Friday July 19, 2013 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

12:15pm

Kick-Ass 2 and Riddick
Universal Pictures presents an all-star panel featuring talent from two of its highly anticipated summer films. In attendance will be stars and filmmakers from the action-comedy Kick-Ass 2. Attending from Riddick will be the action-adventure's star/producer Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6), along with actors Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) and Dave Bautista (The Man with the Iron Fists) and Riddick's writer/director David Twohy (The Fugitive).

Friday July 19, 2013 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Hall H

12:30pm

Bones
Creator and executive producer Hart Hanson, executive producer Stephen Nathan, and star David Boreanaz discuss what's in store for Booth and Brennan and screen a reel of never-before- seen footage from the upcoming season, followed by a Q&A panel discussion.

Friday July 19, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ballroom 20

12:30pm

Marvel: Ultimate Universe
Find out what's happening in the Ultimate Comics Universe when editor-in-chief Axel Alonso and writers Joshua Hale Fialkov (Ultimate Comics Ultimates) and Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man) unveil the future of the Ultimates, the Ultimate X-Men, and everyone's favorite web-slinger Miles Morales! Plus: A startling announcement about the future of the Ultimate Universe!

Friday July 19, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6DE

12:30pm

The Feature Film Art Department: The Art of Collaboration-and the Collaboration of Artists
How do as few as five - or as many as 50 - artists work together to create a coherent, believable world in which to stage the action of the modern motion picture? Members of the art department of Captain America: First Avenger discuss working on the film in Los Angeles while the film was shooting in London. Panelists include moderator and supervising art director John Dexter (also Pirates of the Caribbean 2 & 3), conceptual model maker Jeff Frost (Star Trek Into Darkness), lead vehicle designer Daniel Simon (Tron: Uprising), graphic designer Karen TenEyck (The Lone Ranger), and set designer and assistant art director Clint Wallace (Men in Black 3, Enders Game as art director).

Friday July 19, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 24ABC

12:30pm

The Pole with Soul: Spotlight on Duane Swierczynski
Comic-Con special guest Duane Swierczynski writes violent, bloody, pulpy comics (Judge Dredd, X, Bloodshot) and violent, bloody, pulpy novels (Fun & Games, Point & Shoot, Severance Package). But deep down inside, he's a sweetheart. Which is why he's inviting you to hang out with him for a special afternoon of prizes! Surprise guests! A soul-searching Q&A! And a hug. (Okay, maybe not a hug.)

Friday July 19, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 8

12:30pm

Superman: The Post-Crisis Era
Some of the most exciting Superman comics appeared in the 1980s and 1990s. After John Byrne's reboot of the character in 1986, the Super-books became a weekly ongoing saga of the life of the Man of Tomorrow. Comic-Con special guests Jon Bogdanove (Superman: Man of Steel), Dan Jurgens (Superman), Jerry Ordway (Adventures of Superman), George Pérez (Action Comics), Louise Simonson (Superman: Man of Steel), and Super-editor Mike Carlin talk to moderator Paul Levitz (75 Years of DC Comics) about that Super- era!

Friday July 19, 2013 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Room 5AB

12:45pm

The 100 Pilot Screening and Q&A
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 11, 11:32AM
Almost a hundred years after mankind nearly destroyed itself with nuclear war, a group of survivors living on a space station called the Ark take the first step to recolonize Earth, as 100 juvenile delinquents are released to the surface of the planet to determine if it is once again inhabitable. Facing uncertainty, and with the survival of the human race in their hands, these teenagers must learn to survive on this wildly changed planet. The 100 makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars Eliza Taylor (Australia's Neighbours), Thomas McDonell (Suburgatory), Marie Avgeropoulos (Cult), with Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy) and Henry Ian Cusick (Lost), as well as executive producers Matthew Miller (Human Target) and Jason Rothenberg (upcoming Twilight Zone feature). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television,The 100 premieres midseason on The CW.

Friday July 19, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 6BCF

1:00pm

[adult swim]: Childrens Hospital
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 10, 03:54PM
Come watch a sneak peek of Childrens Hospital season 5 and hear from the show’s executive producers Jonathan Stern (Burning Love, Newsreaders) and David Wain (The State, Wanderlust). They will be joined by members of the show’s ensemble cast of comedic heavyweights, including Lake Bell (How to Make It in America), Erinn Hayes (Parenthood), Ken Marino (Party Down, The State) and Rob Huebel (Human Giant, The Descendants).

Friday July 19, 2013 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

1:00pm

Arcana's SteamPunk Originals: All About SteamPunk!
Sean Patrick O'Reilly and Erik Hendrix (creators/writers The Steam Engines of Oz) welcome you to SteamPunk Originals, Arcana Comics's imprint dedicated to the genre. They will be joined by The League of S.T.E.A.M. for a rowdy discussion on SteamPunk and will show off some current and upcoming projects, including The Steam Engines of Oz and SteamPunk Originals Anthology. They'll also discuss Arcana's upcoming Kagagi animated series, the Pixies animated film, and other projects. Special guests and giveaways galore!

Friday July 19, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 25ABC

1:00pm

CBLDF's Comics on Trial, Part 2: Counter Attacks: How Prosecution of Retailers Changed the History of Comics
In 1970 two Manhattan bookstore clerks were arrested and convicted of selling obscene material for Zap #4, featuring work by R. Crumb, Spain and other underground greats. Later in that decade, convention promoter and high school English teacher Phil Seuling was busted for selling a book in the same series, hastening a chain of events that would create the comics specialty market, where the CBLDF has been defending retailers since 1986. Learn the true story of how retailers have been prosecuted for selling comics and how their struggle changed the face of the medium from CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein in the second part of CBLDF's Comics on Trial.

Friday July 19, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 30CDE

1:00pm

Comics Arts Conference Session #7: Heroes/Creators: The Comic Art Creations of Civil Rights Legends
Civil rights leaders have long used the communicative power of the combined image and word to discuss voter registration, nonviolent resistance, and human rights. Inspired by the graphic novel trilogy March, co-written by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell, Joseph R. Givens (Louisiana State University), Andrew Aydin (March: Book One; Georgetown University), Stanford Carpenter (Institute for Comics Studies), Damian Duffy (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), and John Jennings (University of New York at Buffalo) will discuss the rich history of creative collaboration between civil rights leaders and comic creators.

Friday July 19, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 26AB

1:00pm

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
Room 7AB

1:00pm

Humor in Graphic Novels
From Star Wars's little princess to marbles and depression, from jetpacks and goliaths to dirty dumb eyes, writer/artists Jeffrey Brown (Vader's Little Princess), Ellen Forney (Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me,), Tom Gauld (You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack), and Lisa Hanawalt (My Dirty Dumb Eyes) have the entire spectrum of humor-gag cartoons, self-deprecation, irony, to name just a few- covered in their graphic novels. Moderated by Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum).

Friday July 19, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 9

1:00pm

Phineas and Ferb
"Mom! Phineas and Ferb are doing a Comic-Con panel again!" Join show creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, along with voice talent Vincent Martella (Everybody Hates Chris), Alyson Stoner (Camp Rock), Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad), and Olivia Olson (Adventure Time) for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what's to come for Disney Channel's hit animated series, including a sneak peek at this summer's epic crossover event Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel.

Friday July 19, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 6A

1:00pm

They Spoke Out: The Neal Adams Motion Comics on America and the Holocaust
Neal Adams (Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow) and Holocaust historian Dr. Rafael Medoff launch the new DVD of They Spoke Out: American Voices Against the Holocaust. Session includes screening of one of the episodes. Q&A moderated by veteran comics journalist Susan Karlin.

Friday July 19, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 4

1:00pm

Thief: What's Yours Is Mine
Enter the shadows as the Thief development team unlocks the secrets of how to steal a city. Nicolas Cantin (game director) and Steven Gallagher (narrative director) shed some light on their hero creation process, expose what makes The City tick, and provide an in-depth look at the game in action.

Friday July 19, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 23ABC

1:00pm

VIZ Anime Featuring Neon Alley
Find out what's new and hot in the world of VIZ anime, distributors of Japan's superhits Naruto, BLEACH and many more. Come join members of the VIZ animation team for announcements, a chance for prizes and an exclusive look at Neon Alley, the 24/7 anime streaming experience that's like nothing you've seen before.

Friday July 19, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 32AB

1:00pm

With Great Powers Come Great Stories
Authors incorporate superhuman, supernatural, mythological and magical elements into their novels to weave wonderful tales. Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy plays "Aunt May" to authors Thomas Sniegoski (the Remy Chandler novels), SJ Rozan/Sam Cabot (Blood of the Lamb), Mark Siegel (Sailor Twain), Mark Kruger (Overpowered), Veronica Wolff (The Watchers series), Peter Clines (Ex-Heroes), and Gini Koch (The Alien Series).

Friday July 19, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 28DE

1:00pm

Comic-Con How-To: Figure Invention for Illustration and Sequential Art
This lecture will provide clear technical insight into making figures and figurative decisions for the comic artist, storyboard artist, illustrator, or concept artist, offering guides to posing characters and creating believable actions, gestures, and expressions. Ron Lemen will cover several approaches to designing the character or facial expression that will facilitate a strong armature for any style of finish. This lecture is for everyone from the enthusiast to the working professional.

Friday July 19, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 2

1:30pm

Hasbro and IDW: Transformers, My Little Pony, G.I. Joe, and More
Secrets will be revealed and hints will be dropped, courtesy of the IDW editorial team of John Barber, Bobby Curnow, and Carlos Guzman, plus Hasbro's director for global publishing Michael Kelly. They'll be joined by a powerhouse lineup of fan-favorite creators, including artist Phil Jimenez, ready to answer your questions!

Friday July 19, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 8

1:30pm

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
Room 24ABC

1:35pm

AMC's The Walking Dead
Series stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, David Morrissey, Scott Wilson, and Chad Coleman join executive producer and showrunner Scott Gimple, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead). The panelists will discuss the record-breaking third season of The Walking Dead and what to look forward to in season 4, debuting this fall on AMC. Join the panelists for a one-on-one Q&A session and an official sneak preview of season 4.

Friday July 19, 2013 1:35pm - 2:30pm
Hall H

1:45pm

[adult swim]: NTSF:SD:SUV::
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 10, 03:55PM
See a sneak peek of NTSF:SD:SUV:: season 3 and hear from the show's creative team, led by creator and star Paul Scheer (The League), executive producer Jonathan Stern (Childrens Hospital, Newsreaders), and consulting producer Curtis Gwinn (Fat Guy Stuck in Internet). They will be joined by members of their ensemble cast, including Karen Gillan (Dr. Who), Brandon Johnson (Funny or Die), June Diane Raphael (Burning Love, Ass Backwards), and Martin Starr (Party Down, Freaks and Geeks).

Friday July 19, 2013 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

1:45pm

DC Comics Justice League: Trinity War
Trinity War rocks the DC Universe to its core in the comic book event of the summer! Get an inside look at the War of the Justice Leagues on a panel featuring the crossover's all-star creators Ray Fawkes (Justice League Dark, Trinity of Sin: Pandora), Geoff Johns (Aquaman, Justice League, Justice League of America), Matt Kindt (Justice League of America), Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow, Justice League Dark), and DC Comics's senior editor Brian Cunningham.

Friday July 19, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 6DE

1:45pm

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
Room 5AB

1:45pm

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC
Jeph Loeb (Marvel's head of television), Joss Whedon (Marvel's The Avengers), and surprise guests reveal top-secret new information about the first live-action television series from the House of Ideas. No Comic-Con attendee can afford to miss this historic panel!

Friday July 19, 2013 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom 20

2:00pm

A Look at Kevin Keller
Archie Comics introduced Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character in the Archie universe, in Veronica #202 in fall of 2010. Kevin's first appearance proved so popular that the issue sold out, prompting Archie to issue a reprint for the first time in its history. Kevin's stories as a teenager and as an adult in Life With Archie have made history in other ways by bringing LGBTQ issues and diversity to whole new audiences and winning the prestigious GLAAD Media Award in 2013. Kevin Keller writer/artist Dan Parent, Mike Pellerito (president, Archie Comics), Nina Kester (taptastic.com), Jeff Krell (Jayson Comics), and moderator Ted Abenheim (president, Prism Comics) discuss the creation of Kevin Keller and his impact on comics and fans.

Friday July 19, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 28DE

2:00pm

A Tribute to Kim Thompson of Fantagraphics Books
Gary Groth, Eric Reynolds, and Mike Catron of Fantagraphics Books are joined by Dark Horse's Diana Schutz and Love and Rockets co-creator Gilbert Hernandez to celebrate the life and career of Kim Thompson, whose legacy as co-publisher of Fantagraphics and bande dessinée's greatest ambassador in America spanned five decades.

Friday July 19, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 25ABC

2:00pm

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Live Demo and Q&A
Meet Edward Kenway, the surprising new Assassin in the epic franchise as we set sail in the true, gritty Golden Age of Pirates. See a live demo of Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, and hear about what's in store for the Assassin's Creed world, from the acclaimed comic book series to the next wave of detailed figures from McFarlane Toys. Meet and ask questions of the current torchbearers for the Assassin's Creed franchise: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag writer Darby McDevitt, comic book writer Brenden Fletcher, and legendary comic book artist Todd McFarlane!

Friday July 19, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 6BCF

2:00pm

Comics Arts Conference Session #8: Comics Theory
Scott Daniel Boras (Winona State University) examines the sensory experience of reading comics, what it means to be a collector, and other aspects of materiality that might be lost or left behind when comic books go digital. Neil Cohn (University of California, San Diego) summarize what the latest research from cognitive neuroscience tells us about what happens in your brain when you read comics. Kay K. Clopton (Ohio State University) analyzes how speech, sound, and emotive effects feed into the experience of reading American and Japanese women's comics.

Friday July 19, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 26AB

2:00pm

Cyborg 009 and the Legacy of Shotaro Ishinomori
Did you know that in 2008 the late Shotaro Ishinomori was named by Guinness World Records as the world record holder for the most comics published by one author? It's true! He created 770 individual stories that were collected into 500 volumes of manga, including Kikaider, Kamen Rider, and Cyborg 009. In a celebration of his legacy, Archaia Entertainment and Ishimori Production Inc. have teamed up to produce a groundbreaking new graphic novel that re-imagines Cyborg 009 for a new generation! Moderator Stephen Christy (Archaia's editor-in-chief) talks with writers F. J. DeSanto and Bradley Cramp and artist Marcus To (Red Robin, Adventures of Superman) about the process of bringing this graphic novel to life while also diving into Ishinomori's incredible legacy with manga/anime expert Deb Aoki (manga.about.com). Every attendee will receive a free copy of the Cyborg 009: Chapter 000 preview issue.

Friday July 19, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 9

2:00pm

From Idea to Buzz: The Team Behind a Literary Blockbuster
Join author Marie Lu (Legend series, optioned by CBS Film), literary agent Sara Megibow (Nelson Literary Agency), and publicist Marisa Russell (Penguin Group) in a conversation moderated by literary agent Kate Schafer Testerman (kt literary) about the contribution of various members of a publishing team to the crafting, sale, and launch of a critically-acclaimed book series.

Friday July 19, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 23ABC

2:00pm

Music and Comics
Music in my comics? Comics in my music? With classics such as R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country and the recent releases of Legends of the Blues by William Stout and the Eisner Award-nominated The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song by Frank M. Young and David Lasky, the graphic novel is the perfect medium to tell a musical story. Charles Kochman (editorial director of Abrams ComicArts) moderates a conversation with William Stout (author and artist of Legends of the Blues) and David Lasky (artist of The Carter Family) about the history and intersection of music and comics.

Friday July 19, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 32AB

2:00pm

Showrunners Documentary Film Panel: Showrunning: The Hardest Job in Entertainment?
Showrunners, a new documentary film that takes the audience behind the scenes, into the writers’ room and on set with candid interviews with 20 of today's top showrunners, presents an intimate discussion with the creators of your favorite TV shows! Tara DiLullo Bennett (Lost Encyclopedia, Fringe: Septembers Notebook) moderates a panel on the craft of running a television series with contributors featured in the documentary: Hart Hanson (Bones), Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory), and Jane Espenson (Husbands, Once Upon A Time) plus others. The panel will also feature exclusive new footage from the film, which also includes Joss Whedon, J. J. Abrams, Ronald D. Moore, Damon Lindelof, and many more!

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Friday July 19, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lyceum

2:00pm

Spotlight on Christopher Shy
How does a graphic novel get made? Comic-Con special guest Christopher Shy (I Sleep in Stone) and writer Michael Easton (Vertigo's The Green Woman with Peter Straub) talk about the process behind the creation of such books as Soul Stealer (Ain't It Cool News' "Graphic Novel of the Year"), The North End of the World, their online tie-ins to the hit video games Dead Space and God of War, and much more in this session moderated by Zack Smith (Newsarama, MTV Geek). Includes visual presentation, audience Q&A, and more.

Friday July 19, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 4

2:00pm

Star Wars Origami
Origami Master folder Chris Alexander (author of Star Wars Origami) demonstrates and teaches the master folding techniques to make Star Wars origami figures. Attendees will fold an exclusive Comic-Con model along with other art from the Star Wars universe. Materials included!

Friday July 19, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 7AB

2:00pm

Traditional Art Training Online with Jeff Watts
Nationally renowned artist and owner of Watts Atelier of the Arts Jeffrey R. Watts walks you through a drawing demonstration in the Watts Method. Jeff will be talking about how traditional training is an absolute must in today's increasingly competitive art markets. If you ever wanted to study at an atelier, Jeff will be announcing Watts Atelier's Online Program, launching this summer. Now you can train in these amazing techniques and methods from anywhere in the world. With Jeff's over 21 years of teaching experience you will not want to miss this opportunity to watch a captivating demo and get insight into your future training options.

Friday July 19, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 30CDE

2:00pm

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
Room 29A

2:15pm

Go Green! With the Lean, Mean, Ninja Team: Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 08, 05:47PM
Check out Nick’s latest mutation as Executive Producers Ciro Nieli (Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go!) and Peter Hastings (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness) and Story Editor Brandon Auman (Iron Man: Armored Adventures) discuss the upcoming finale for Season 1 and get an exclusive look at what’s in store for Season 2. Meet members of the incredible Ninja cast: Sean Astin (voice of Raphael), Greg Cipes (voice of Michelangelo), Rob Paulsen (voice of Donatello), Mae Whitman (voice of April O’Neil) and Kevin Michael Richardson (voice of Shredder). Stick around for the “unmasking” of a fan-favorite character. Moderated by Peter Hastings.

Friday July 19, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 6A

2:20pm

The Casting Society of America Presents: The Casting Directors
Moderated by Lora Kennedy (Warner Brothers, EVP, features casting; CD, Man of Steel). With a panel that includes Roger Mussenden (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Sharon Bialy (The Walking Dead), David Rapaport (Arrow), Randi Hiller (VP of casting for Walt Disney Studio, The Avengers, Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor), these leading casting directors will give behind-the-scenes insight to the casting process.

Friday July 19, 2013 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

2:30pm

[adult swim]: The Eric Andre Show and Hot Package
Adult Swim's late night hosts share the stage for a season preview and fan questions. Eric Andre (Don't Trust the B- in Apartment 23), host of the returning late night talk show The Eric Andre Show, and his sidekick Hannibal Buress (30 Rock, SNL) will be joined by Derrick Beckles (TV Carnage), host of the new live-action fictional Canadian entertainment program Hot Package.

Friday July 19, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

2:30pm

Digital First Comics: The New Trend
"Digital First" comic releases have electrified fans by breaking print publishing conventions and pushing the boundaries of comic storytelling. Now you can join the major players in the "Digital First" movement-comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger, SVP Vertigo & Integrated Publishing for DC, Hank Kanalz, Thrillbent co-founder and Eisner Award-winning creator Mark Waid, MonkeyBrain Comics co- publisher Allison Baker, and IDW director of ePublishing Jeff Webber -- to hear all about the future of the medium! Moderated by Rob Salkowitz, futurist and author of Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture.

Friday July 19, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 8

2:30pm

Epic Fantasy
Dragons, elves, and magic-epic fantasy transports us to another world. Colleen Lindsay and some of the genre's biggest authors discuss the worlds of their own creation and what fantasy has to say about our own world: Robin Hobb (Blood of Dragons), Raymond Feist (Magician's End), Django Wexler (The Thousand Names), Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn and the Wheel of Time series), Melissa de la Cruz (Frozen), Christopher Paolini (the Inheritance cycle), and Daniel Abraham (The Tyrant's Law).

Friday July 19, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 24ABC

2:30pm

Eisner Spirit Award Video Viewing
The Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award is the industry's "Hall of Fame" for progressive retailers. Spirit Award facilitator and award recipient Joe Ferrara (Atlantis Fantasyworld, CA) presents the videos for this year's award finalists, with discussion about each nominated retailer, the store's display techniques, and other unique features every attending retailer can learn from. Hey, retailers! This is a great place for getting new ideas!

Friday July 19, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 18

2:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Dynamic Marker Rendering for Comics
The ins and outs of rendering female superhero comic characters using Copic brand markers (also applicable to PrismaColors) are demonstrated by artist Mark Brooks. Mark will provide all attendees with a copy of an inked face and detailed instructions on grayscaling, shadows, and blending. Bring your markers! Also, there will be a Q&A covering any questions regarding art and business of comics. At the end of the session, Mark will raffle off his original inked and Copic-rendered artwork.

Friday July 19, 2013 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 2

2:45pm

Spotlight on Bruce Timm
Comic-Con special guest Bruce Timm is a legend in the world of animation. Starting with Batman: The Animated Series in 1992, Timm's name on a Warner Bros. Animation project has become synonymous with a faithful- but entirely original-translation of DC Comics characters from the comic page to the TV screen. Timm's award-winning work includes Superman, Justice League, Batman Beyond, and Teen Titans, as well as executive producer of a series of original DC Universe animated movies whose premieres have packed Comic-Con panel rooms over the past six years, since Superman/Doomsday in 2007.

Friday July 19, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 5AB

2:50pm

Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A Session
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, HBO's Game of Thrones concluded its 10-episode third season in June and will begin filming its fourth season this summer. The series, executive produced and written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, is an epic story of treachery and nobility, set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years. Featured cast include: (in alphabetical order): John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Rose Leslie as Ygritte, and Richard Madden as Robb Stark. The panel will be moderated by Elvis Mitchell.

Friday July 19, 2013 2:50pm - 3:45pm
Hall H

3:00pm

DC Art Masters Drawing DC
DC Entertainment is proud to have some of the brightest and most talented artists working in comics today. DC Comics artists share their unique approach to the page, with Chris Burnham (Batman, Incorporated), Gary Frank (Batman: Earth One, Justice League), Moritat (All-Star Western), and others.

Friday July 19, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 30CDE

3:00pm

Four Colors of Fear: Horror in Comics Past and Present
Throughout comics' storied history, horror has been an important part of the medium. In 2012 Dark Horse released its most ambitious horror publishing slate to date. Now, Dark Horse unveils a whole slate of new titles guaranteed to have you running for the covers! Join Dark Horse horror line editor Scott Allie, along with Eric Powell (The Goon), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash/Ex Sanguine), Paul Tobin (Colder), Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko (Station to Station), and others, for an exciting look at this year's most promising thrills and chills!

Friday July 19, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 23ABC

3:00pm

Haven
Emily Rose (ER), Lucas Bryant (MVP), Eric Balfour (24), and Adam Copeland (WWE superstar Edge) are joined by new cast member Colin Ferguson (Eureka) along with the creators, producers, and writers of the hit Syfy series.

Friday July 19, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 6DE

3:00pm

Mattel and DC Comics: A Celebration for Collectors of All Ages!
Mattel toy designers Ruben Martinez and Bill Benecke, the Mattel marketing team of Jessica Sikca and Danielle McLachlan, VP Warner Bros. consumer products Julian Montoya, VP creative services DC Entertainment Kevin Kiniry, a member of the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) team, members of the Four Horsemen Toy Design Studios, and other surprise guests celebrate the Batman Classic TV Series and Man of Steel product lines, announce new product lines, reveal upcoming products, and give you a few special sneak peeks from the DC Comics and Batman toy lines. There will be a Q&A, a trivia game and an exciting toy giveaway for everyone who attends!

Friday July 19, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 25ABC

3:00pm

Namco Bandai Games Presents the Future of Fighting Games
Ready? Fight! Katsuhiro Harada (Tekken series director for Namco Bandai Games Inc.) joins moderator Mark MarkMan Julio (global community and sponsorship manager at Mad Catz) to discuss Tekken Revolution, the first free-to-play fighting game experience for the PlayStation 3 system, tease plans for next year's 20th anniversary of Tekken, and delve into the future of fighting games.

Friday July 19, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB

3:00pm

Remembering Carmine Infantino
Carmine Infantino (May 24, 1925-April 4, 2013) was one of the most important men in the history of the comics industry. He helped create more characters than any living person other than Stan Lee, including The Flash, Black Canary, Batgirl, Human Target, Poison Ivy, Animal Man, Kamandi, and many, many more. After decades as a top penciler, Infantino became an innovative art director, editor, publisher, and ultimately, president of DC Comics. Longtime Infantino associate J. David Spurlock, moderates this panel remembering Carmine.

Friday July 19, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 4

3:00pm

Snoopy: A Retrospective
Paige Braddock (creative director, Schulz Creative Associates; creator, Jane's World), Lex Fajardo (managing editor, kaboom Peanuts; creator, Kid Beowulf), Gary Groth (co-founder, Fantagraphics) and Nat Gertler (writer, The Peanuts Collection and kaboom Peanuts; publisher, About Comics) discuss Snoopy: astronaut, beagle scout, novelist, flying ace, and much-misunderstood pet of Charlie Brown ("If I only had a normal dog"). Celebrate this unique character who debuted in papers on October 4, 1950, created by Charles M. Schulz. Snoopy began his career walking on all fours, and over the next 50 years practically stole the show from his fellow Peanuts cast members. Moderated by, Damian Holbrook (senior writer at TV Guide magazine whose Spirit Animal is Snoopy).

Friday July 19, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 28DE

3:00pm

Spotlight on Jeromy Cox
Writer/artist Phil Jimenez interviews comic colorist and San Diego native Jeromy Cox. The discussion will include an overview starting with Image Comics at the outset of digital coloring 20 years ago, up until his present work on DC Comics Justice League Dark and Detective Comics. Jeromy will also discuss how contemporary technology allows for the production of art and self- publishing, from sketch to final colors. Technique discussion will highlight his own current comic creation Vampyrates.

Friday July 19, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 9

3:00pm

The Character of Music
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 12, 09:06AM
Composer and executive poducer teams discuss the dynamics of music in film and television. Bear McCreary and Jonathan Steinberg (Black Sails), Brian Reitzell, David Slade and Bryan Fuller (Hannibal), and Dino Meneghin and Jeff Davis (Teen Wolf) will all discuss their working relationship, how music plays a character in their stories and the intense process of scoring their projects. The panel will be moderated by director of film and TV relations Anne Cecere of BMI and Chandler Poling, president of White Bear PR and feature a Q&A. Attendees will get a sneak peek into the work and receive fun giveaways.

Friday July 19, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 32AB

3:00pm

U.S. Pop Culture Abroad
Putting the "international" in Comic-Con International, panelists Cesare Asaro (creator, Finding Frank and His Friend), Harold Buchholz (senior VP, publishing and operations, Archie Comic Publications, Inc.), Adam B. Finer (chair of industry outreach and professional development, New York Film Academy), Rich Johnston (Bleeding Cool), and Kirstie Shepherd (author, Gadabout Time Machine User's Manual) explore how American pop culture is perceived and consumed outside of the United States. They'll be looking at how U.S. pop culture (from classic comics to film and entertainment properties) find its way to foreign markets, what qualities make an American property successful overseas, and how U.S. pop culture influences -- and is influenced by -- artists abroad.

Friday July 19, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 29A

3:15pm

The Following Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Hit thriller The Following returns to Comic-Con for a second year, this time bringing the bacon to Ballroom 20. Series stars Kevin Bacon (Mystic River), Shawn Ashmore (X- Men: The Last Stand) and Valorie Curry (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2) join creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson (Scream) and executive producer Marcos Siega (The Vampire Diaries) for a Q&A and video presentation.Season 1 left a number of casualties in its wake, including Jacob's emotional killing of Paul, the kidnapping of Agent Parker that ended in her death, and Emma's murder of Jacob. The explosive finale featured the highly anticipated face-off between Ryan and Carroll, ending in Carroll's ultimate demise and leaving Ryan's true love, Claire, hanging on for her life. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Outerbanks Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The Following's second season premieres midseason on FOX.

Friday July 19, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom 20

3:15pm

[adult swim]: Robot Chicken
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 10, 03:57PM
Co-creators/executive producers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are joined by head writers/co-executive producers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root, actor/writer Breckin Meyer, writer/director Zeb Wells, and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, to discuss the Emmy-winning series. Get a sneak peek and get your questions answered about the upcoming new season and the next Robot Chicken DC Comics Special. Keith Crofford, vice president of production for Adult Swim, moderates.

Friday July 19, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

3:15pm

Marvel: Cup O' Joe
Here is your chance to Q&A with Marvel's chief creative officer Joe Quesada, for this no-holds-barred exposé on everything Marvel. Got a question about a favorite hero? Want to hear groundbreaking news straight from the source? Need a rundown on breaking developments in Marvel comics, film, and TV? This panel is for you! Plus, don't miss out on the exciting developments in the biggest new series of the year, Guardians of the Galaxy! Featuring panelists editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, talent scout C. B. Cebulski, David Gabriel (SVP, print and digital publishing), writers Rick Remender (Uncanny Avengers) and Brian Michael Bendis (Guardians of the Galaxy), and some other Mighty Marvel guests!

Friday July 19, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 6BCF

3:30pm

Ask an Agent!
Join film agent Brandy Rivers (Gersh Agency) and literary agents Michael Bourret (Dystel & Goderich Literary Management), Barry Goldblatt (Barry Goldblatt Literary), Sara Megibow (Nelson Literary Agency), Jane Putch (Eyebait Licensing & Literary Management), Kate Schafer Testerman (kt literary) and Pam van Hylckama Vlieg (Foreword Literary) for a Q&A session about the wild world of manuscript querying, the role of agents in the publication and film rights process, and more. No pitches, please.

Friday July 19, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 8

3:30pm

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Delving into Season 8 and 9 with Series Artist Georges Jeanty
Comic-Con special guest Georges Jeanty takes you on an intimate journey through the life of the Scoobys as they continued on seasons 8 and 9 of the cult hit show. Anyone interested in Buffy, this panel is for you! Georges will be discussing his almost 20 years in the comic industry and talking about working with series creator Joss Whedon with stories and a Q&A about how these seasons came together...and maybe a little sing-along!

Friday July 19, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 26AB

3:30pm

Sleepy Hollow
Executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Fringe, Spider-Man 2) and Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall) unveil their highly anticipated project with an exclusive world premiere screening of the pilot, followed by a Q&A with fans featuring series lead Tom Mison (Parade's End) and Nicole Beharie (42, Shame).

Friday July 19, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 6A

3:30pm

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
Room 24ABC

3:45pm

Wolves
A sneak peek at David Hayter's directorial debut, the action werewolf thriller Wolves, followed by a Q&A panel with David Hayter (X-Men, X2, Watchmen) and stars Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) and Lucas Till (X-Men:First Class).

Friday July 19, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 5AB

4:00pm

Almost Human Pilot Screening and Q&A
In the near future, technology and crime will increase so quickly that law enforcement will not be able to keep up. To maintain order and keep the public safe, all police officers must partner with highly evolved human-like-androids known as synthetics. From creator J. H. Wyman (Fringe) and J. J. Abrams's Bad Robot Productions, Almost Human tells the story of Detective John Kennex and his synthetic partner Dorian, who must learn to work together in order to survive. Attendees will see a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Almost Human premieres this fall on FOX.

Friday July 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom 20

4:00pm

ASIFA-Hollywood's State of the Industry
What do the pros think of the animation scene today? Is 2D dead? What's happening in VFX? How do you get a job? Join Tom Sito (Osmosis Jones), Zeb Wells (Robot Chicken), Jamie Kezlarian Bolio (Ernest & Celestine), Rick Farmiloe (Little Mermaid), Erick Oh (Monsters U), Carol Wyatt (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends), and Joan Collins (Starship Troopers) for the discussion!

Friday July 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9

4:00pm

Bob's Burgers
Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive, and the always entertaining cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, and Larry Murphy will be serving up hilarious never-before-seen footage followed by a Q&A.

Friday July 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

4:00pm

Celebrating Strangers in Paradise's 20th Anniversary with Terry Moore
Fan favorite and Comic-Con special guest Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, ECHO, Rachel Rising) talks about 20 years of living and writing with Francine and Katchoo. Terry is also sure to fill you in on the latest from his hit horror series Rachel Rising.Don't miss the opportunity to ask Terry about your favorite characters!

Friday July 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 23ABC

4:00pm

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
Room 29A

4:00pm

Digital Color for Comics
In print or digital comic books need color, but do you know how comic books are colored? Learn about the creative art of comic book coloring as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (Batman: The Dark Knight) and Kristy Miller (Spongebob Squarepants) demonstrate the step-by-step transformation of a comic book page from black and white to full color. Learn the basics of flatting, rendering, color holds, and special effects, along with top digital coloring tips. Q&A session follows.

Friday July 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 30CDE

4:00pm

IDW: The Panel to End All Panels
IDW's annual panel extravaganza is back! Hear what marketing guy Dirk Wood, CCO Chris Ryall, and CEO Ted Adams have coming your way! They'll be joined by writer/comedian Taran Killam (SNL), writer Marc Andreyko, writer/editor David Wohl, and other surprise additions.

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

4:00pm

Nerdist: A Conversation With...
Carrie Keagan (VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan and G4's Attack of the Show) brings her dynamic interview style to Comic-Con International to lead a conversation with one of the most original voices in Hollywood today. Who's the guest? Well that would be spoiling just one of the many surprises in store for you at Nerdist: A Conversation With...

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Friday July 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lyceum

4:00pm

Street Fighter!
An annual tradition, hear from the CAPCOM team as they deliver the state of the union about the world's greatest fighting franchise to Street Fighter Nation. Get the latest Street Fighter gaming news, tournaments, as well as new licensing products and more. Plus the first-ever "Mr. & Mrs. Street Fighter" pageant: All Street Fighter cosplayers are invited to appear in their finest Street Fighter gear! Awesome prizes, ultimate bragging rights, and a personal congratulation from Street Fighter executive producer Yoshinori Ono are at stake!

Friday July 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 25ABC

4:00pm

The Art of Video Games
Quite a bit has changed since Dark Horse first published Mass Effect in 2010, as the publisher has grown this line of books to include franchises like Last of Us, Dragon Age, Bioshock, The Legend of Zelda, and most recently, HALO and Tomb Raider! From canonical comics to beautiful hardcover art books, Dark Horse has firmly established that there is life for popular gaming franchises far beyond the games themselves. Dark Horse PR director Jeremy Atkins, creators Faith Erin Hicks and Neil Druckmann (The Last of Us), and some surprise guest writers and artists offer a look at what's to come.

Friday July 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 7AB

4:00pm

The Thrilling Adventure Hour World Domination Tour
The Thrilling Adventure Hour World Domination Tour Created in 2005 by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, The Thrilling Adventure Hour (TAH) is a popular staged production in the style of old-time radio. It has since also become a much- downloaded podcast with Nerdist Industries, and-premiering here at Comic-Con-a stunning graphic novel anthology! Each show consists of a selection of genre- bending stories, advertisements from fictional sponsors, musical numbers, and more, performed by a core group of actors known as the WorkJuice Players, and featuring cameos by stars from Firefly, Doctor Who, Community, and many more. Last fall, Acker and Blacker launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a TAH graphic novel, and they set a record at the time for the fastest graphic novel campaign to reach its goal. Now, almost a year later and with award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment on board to publish the book, the graphic novel is ready to debut! Acker, Blacker, and panelists who may include editor Joe LeFavi; WorkJuice Players Paget Brewster, Mark Gagliardi, Marc Evan Jackson, Joshua Malina, Autumn Reeser, and Paul F. Tompkins; and artists Casey Crowe, Joanna Estep, Lar deSouza, Natalie Nourigat, Chris Moreno, and Jeff Stokely share behind-the-scenes stories about The Thrilling Adventure Hour show, podcast, and graphic novel.

Friday July 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 32AB

4:00pm

So You Want to Be a Comics Retailer?
ComicsPRO presents an opportunity for those interested in opening their own comic book specialty store. These veteran retailers know you have questions, and they can give you the answers! Joe Field of Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff (Concord, CA), ComicsPRO president Thomas Gaul (Corner Store Comics, Anaheim, CA), ComicsPRO vice president Carr D'Angelo (Earth-2 Comics, Los Angeles, CA), Jennifer Haines (The Dragon, Toronto, Ontario), and Chris Powell (vice president, retailer services-Diamond Comic Distributors) present a fun and informative peek behind the curtain of the magic of comic book retailing.

Friday July 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 28DE

4:05pm

Sony & Screen Gems
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 -- You remember Sony Pictures Animation's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs -- Flint Lockwood invented a machine that turned water into food, and it worked, but it also unleashed a dangerously delicious tsunami of food weather and Flint was forced to destroy it. Or so he thought...In Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, the adventure and fun continue when Flint discovers that his old invention is still working and is now creating new food-animal hybrids -- foodimals! Come join stars Anna Faris and Terry Crews along with directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, to get a taste of this new animated movie from Sony Pictures Animation.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones -- Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. Based on the worldwide best-selling book series. Please join best- selling author, Cassandra Clare, along with the film's director Harald Zwart and stars Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Godfrey Gao, Robert Sheehan and Kevin Zegers for a first look at exciting new footage and discussion of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

RoboCop -- In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years -- and it's meant billions for OmniCorp's bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) –  a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit -- is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice. Join stars Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, and Samuel L. Jackson along with director José Padilha for insight into this eagerly awaited movie.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 -- Last year, Andrew Garfield, along with director Marc Webb and producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, launched a new chapter in the Peter Parker story with The Amazing Spider-Man. With a new installment in the franchise due in 2014, join us in Hall H for one of Comic-Con's most highly anticipated panels to hear a bit about what awaits Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Friday July 19, 2013 4:05pm - 6:15pm
Hall H

4:15pm

DC Comics Superman Unchained: From Concept to Page
Meet the entire all-star creative team of the highly acclaimed Superman: Unchained, including the editor Eddie Berganza, writer Scott Snyder, pencilers Jim Lee and Dustin Nguyen, inker Scott Williams, and colorist Alex Sinclair. Get an unprecedented look behind the scenes at what's sure to be the most talked about comic book of the year!

Friday July 19, 2013 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 6DE

4:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Proper Pitching and Promoting Yourself with Bryan Tillman
Learn what it takes to present a proper pitch to a client or company. In this panel you will learn about presentation, body language, elevator pitches, standing out, interview skills and how to make an opportunity when there isn't one. Back by popular demand, this is the perfect panel for those who are looking to make a name for themselves or trying to get their ideas in front of their company of choice.

Friday July 19, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 2

4:30pm

Falling Skies
TNT's Falling Skies, which last year ranked as basic cable's #1 summer drama among young adults, tells the extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Stars Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Collin Cunningham, Sarah Carter, Conner Jessup, and Doug Jones are on hand for a Q&A session, along with executive producers Remi Aubuchon and Greg Beeman. In addition, fans will get to enjoy exclusive, never-before-seen footage from the upcoming third season. Wil Wheaton serves as the moderator.

Friday July 19, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 6BCF

4:30pm

Motion Picture and Television Illustrators of the Art Directors Guild
Illustrators and storyboard artists use their skills and imaginations to develop the transcendent visuals of the big screen, be it adventures on distant worlds or life in earthly hovels. Moderator Tim Burgard (White House Down, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) talks to illustrators Donna Cline (Bones), Gabe Hardman (Inception), Patrick Rodriguez (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), and Peter Rubin (Man of Steel).

Friday July 19, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 24ABC

4:30pm

Spotlight on Jeffrey Brown
New York Times bestselling author and indie comics hero Jeffrey Brown (Clumsy, Incredible Change-Bots, Cat Getting Out of a Bag, Darth Vader and Son) speaks about his wide-ranging career and his three new books this year: the Star Wars parenting comedy Vader's Little Princess (Chronicle), the thrilling adventure Jedi Academy (Scholastic), and the heartfelt autobiography A Matter of Life (Top Shelf). Moderated by Leigh Walton of Top Shelf.

Friday July 19, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 8

4:30pm

Working in a Gold Mine: 22 Years of Gold Digger
Comic-Con special guest Fred Perry (Gold Digger, Action Time Buddies, Zombie Kid Diaries) discusses his career, including how he got started in comics, key moments in his life and the story of his seminal series Gold Digger, and what it's like to solo-create a comic for over 20 years. Includes a Q&A session moderated by Antarctic Press office manager/editor Douglas Dlin.

Friday July 19, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 26AB

4:45pm

Grant Morrison: 18 Days
Superstar creator Grant Morrison's (Batman, Action Comics, Dinosaurs Vs. Aliens) only panel at Comic-Con this year will unveil the launch, with Graphic India, of his YouTube animated series 18 Days, based on the epic eastern myth the Mahabharata. See exclusive clips from the series and enter the mind of one of the most groundbreaking creators in the world today in this engaging debate on Eastern versus Western storytelling archetypes. He is joined by series executive producers Sharad Devarajan (co-founder and CEO, Liquid Comics/Graphic India) and author Gotham Chopra (The Sadhu, Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes).

Friday July 19, 2013 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 6A

4:45pm

The Paranormal and Extraterrestrial Squad Screening and Q&A
A new digital series from Divide Pictures and CW Seed (The CW Network's digital studio) for CWTV.com, The Paranormal and Extraterrestrial Squad chronicles the misadventures of a ragtag group of ex-community college students as they search for paranormal and extraterrestrial (PET) activity. Join DiVide Pictures producers Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) and Russ Cundiff (Ultradome), along with writers/directors/actors John Dale (Funny or Die) and Michael Hobert (Scrubs), as they present new episodes and answer fan questions.

Friday July 19, 2013 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 5AB

5:00pm

Archer: Screening and Q&A
Archer is an animated comedy that revolves around the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and its employees, who use every covert operation and global crisis as another excuse to undermine, sabotage, and betray each other for personal gain. The voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin (Bob's Burgers), Aisha Tyler (The Talk), Chris Parnell (30 Rock), Judy Greer (Arrested Development), Amber Nash (Frisky Dingo), and Lucky Yates (Good Eats), along with executive producers Adam Reed (Sealab 2021) and Matt Thompson (Sealab 2021), discuss bringing this animated series to life.

Friday July 19, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

5:00pm

Beyond the Goggles: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist
Secret operative Sam Fisher stars in the biggest Splinter Cell game ever. Splinter Cell Blacklist returns with a heart-pounding story ripped from today's headlines. Join the team for a live gameplay demo and an in-depth look at Sam and the 4th Echelon as they race against the clock to stop The Blacklist-a devastating countdown of escalating attacks on U.S. interests. Go inside the game development with Ubisoft Toronto Maxime Beland (creative director), Patrick Redding (game director), and Scott Lee (art director) to hear secrets on the evolution of Sam Fisher and get more details on his latest, most thrilling mission to date. Also get the scoop on the companion comic, Splinter Cell Echoes, from renowned comics writer Nathan Edmondson, author of the critically acclaimed series The Activity and Where is Jake Ellis?

Friday July 19, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 23ABC

5:00pm

Breaking into Comics Right Now
If you’re an aspiring comic book creator, this is a panel you don’t want to miss! Join some of comic book publishing’s top decision makers, including BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon, Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie, Avatar Press Vice President of Publishing and Managing Editor Jim Kuhoric, and Archaia Editor-in-Chief Stephen Christy as they give you the most up-to-date and practical advice on how to break into the comic book industry right now.

Friday July 19, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 32AB

5:00pm

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 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.

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

5:00pm

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
Room 7AB

5:00pm

Hermes Press: Frank Frazetta Art and Remembrances
Be the first to see a multimedia presentation about Frank Frazetta Jr.'s new book abouthis father and hear stories and anecdotes about this legend. Frank Frazetta, Jr. (author, Frank Frazetta: Art and Remembrances) shows off unpublished art and reminisces with never-before-told stories about his dad. Daniel Herman (publisher, Hermes Press), Steven Morger (Big Wow Art), Brian Peck (author, graphic designer, John Buscema Michelangelo of Comics), and Phil Kim (publisher, Famous Monsters of Filmland) discuss Frank Frazetta and his place in popular culture and fantasy/science fiction art, along with an extended Q&A session.

Friday July 19, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 9

5:00pm

Spotlight on Nick Spencer
An in-depth conversation and open floor Q&A with Comic-Con special guest Nick Spencer, focusing on his creator-owned hits Morning Glories and Bedlam, his work for Marvel Comics on Avengers, Secret Avengers, and Superior Foes of Spider-Man, and future projects. Moderated by Josh Wigler.

Friday July 19, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 4

5:00pm

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
Room 29A

5:00pm

Surviving Collaboration
Comics are a collaborative medium. Do you know how to bring out the best from your collaborators? Join former Marvel and IDW editor/writer and Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt, artist Klaus Janson (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), writer Josh Fialkov (The Ultimates, Echoes), and writer Brandon Siefert (Witch Doctor) as they discuss collaborative best practices, tips for writers and artists, and strategies for handling editor feedback. Become the kind of creator everyone wants to work with!

Friday July 19, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 30CDE

5:00pm

[adult swim]: China, IL
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 10, 03:59PM
Creator and executive producer Brad Neely and executive producer Daniel Weidenfeld discuss the second season of the animated series China, IL, which will air this fall. They will be joined by cast members Hannibal Buress (30 Rock, SNL), Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), and Chelsea Peretti (Parks and Recreation). Moderated by Jonah Ray (The Meltdown, The Nerdist).

Friday July 19, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 25ABC

5:15pm

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
Ballroom 20

5:30pm

A Celebration of Walt Kelly's 100th Birthday
The creator of one of comics' great newspaper strips, Walt Kelly, would have been 100 years old on August 25th of this year. His magnum opus, Pogo, is now receiving its first ever complete reprinting in an Eisner Award-nominated series from Fantagraphics Books. So it's a good time to remember him with Kelly fans Jeff Smith (Bone), Paul Dini (Batman), comic historian R. C. Harvey, Maggie Thompson (ComicBuyer'sGuide), Carolyn Kelly (co-editor of the Complete Pogo series and Walt's daughter), and moderator Mark Evanier (GrootheWanderer).

Friday July 19, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 8

5:30pm

Bravoman Animated Series: Comedy, Action, and Stretchy Romance!
Join ShiftyLook editor-in-chief and Bravoman producer-director Rob Pereyda as he shows what's next for everyone's favorite stretchy hero. Meet the cast: Bravoman and Alpha Man's Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs), Doctor Bomb and Anti-Bravo's Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad), and Waya Hime's Romi Dames (Winx Club), with a special appearance by Jennifer Hale (Mass Effect). Hear from the Bravoman creative team of writer Matt Moylan and character designer-artist Dax Gordine too! Bravo-tastic fun for all!

Friday July 19, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 28DE

5:30pm

DC Comics - The New 52
Learn what's coming next with the New 52 from Tony Daniel (Action Comics), Kyle Higgins (Nightwing), Geoff Johns (Aquaman, Justice League, Justice League of America), J.H. Williams III (Batwoman), Jeff Lemire (Animal Man, Green Arrow, Justice League Dark), Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western, Batwing), Gail Simone (Batgirl, The Movement), Charles Soule (Red Lanterns), James Tynion IV (Red Hood and the Outlaws, Talon), Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps), and others.

Friday July 19, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 6DE

5:30pm

UDON 2013
The artists and editors of UDON Entertainment discuss their latest titles and reveal upcoming projects in this announcement-packed panel. Topics will include debut titles like World of Warcraft Tribute and Street Fighter Origins: Akuma, plus revelations of new books from some of the hottest names in video games, manga, and animation.

Friday July 19, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 26AB

5:30pm

Welcome to the New Age
Top costume illustrators from the Costume Designers Guild IATSE Local 892 talk about their latest projects and the changing world of illustration in the digital and 3D age, followed by a Q&A. Featured panelists are Keith Christensen (Man of Steel, Star Wars 7, Tomorrowland), Phillip Boutte Jr. (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Man of Steel), Constantine Sekeris (Star Trek, G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Alan Villanueva (Oz, the Great & Powerful, Enders Game, Defiance), and Christian Cordella (Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, Oblivion, 300: Rise of an Empire). Moderated by author Peter Clines (Ex-Heros, Ex-Patriots).

Friday July 19, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 24ABC

5:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Tricks of the Trade: Building Your Art Career
Are you an aspiring artist trying to make a career in the arts? Learn the "Tricks of the Trade" from professional artists working in the entertainment industry. Discussions will include advice on how to get started and maintain a career, as well as tips in the art of self-promotion. Panelists include Randy Martinez (illustrator, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Topps Trading Cards), Vince Hernandez (editor, writer, art director at Aspen Comics), Alexis Cruz (actor, director, producer), Ashley Eckstein (actress, entrepreneur), Bonnie Burton (author, host of Geek DIY, crafter), J. C. Riefenberg (filmmaker), Jennifer Landa (actress, vlogger, crafter), Tone Rodriguez (artist, art director), Elisa Teague (editor-in-chief at Cupcake Quarterly, creative director for Gamesmith), and Michelle Smart (artist management and art publishing, Marvel Fine Art). Moderated by Denise Vasquez (actress, artist, designer, writer, musician, manager, promotions specialist, founder of WO+MEN 4 A CAUSE).

Friday July 19, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Room 2

5:45pm

Making Roger Rabbit: 25th Anniversary
The making of Who Framed Roger Rabbit is revealed with a world class panel of animators led by legendary producer Don Hahn and featuring a special appearance by the voice of Roger Rabbit himself, Charles Fleisher. The panel includes animation masters Andreas Deja and James Baxter, animator/writer/historian Tom Sito, and special effx wizard Dave Bossert, along with incredible clips and stories from the making of this classic film.

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

5:45pm

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
Room 5AB

6:00pm

All Hail Vikings
HISTORY's Vikings cast triumphantly storms the stage here: Travis Fimmel (Ragnar), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), George Blagden (Athelstan), Jessalyn Gilsig (Siggy), Gustaf Skarsgård (Floki), and Clive Standen (Rollo), along with writer/creator Michael Hirst, and Dirk Hoogstra (EVP and general manager, HISTORY & H2). Don't miss this star-studded event filled with Season 2 teasers.

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

6:00pm

Brickleberry
Creators and executive producers Waco O'Guin and Roger Black, executive producer Zac Moncrief, and actors David Herman (Office Space), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Jerry Minor (Anchorman) and Natasha Leggero (Community, Burning Love) will be on hand to premiere a hysterical episode from its second season, followed by a Q&A panel discussion.

Friday July 19, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 25ABC

6:00pm

Digital and Print: Friends or Foes?
When digital comics first came on the scene everyone said it would be the end of print comics. Now not only are digital comic sales booming, but print sales are at highs not seen in a generation. So, are digital comics really a threat to print? Is digital the hero comics needs? Or can print and digital coexist? J. K. Parkin from Comic Book Resources and the Eisner Award- nominated blog Robot 6 moderates this panel with some of the comic industry's leading figures in print and digital, including comiXology co-founder John D. Roberts, Thrillbent co-founder and Eisner Award-winning creator Mark Waid, director of digital publishing at Top Shelf Chris Ross, IDW Director of ePublishing Jeff Webber, and legendary retailer and creator of Free Comic Book Day Joe Field from Flying Color Comics.

Friday July 19, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 9

6:00pm

International Association of Media Tie-in Writers: Scribe Awards
Max Allan Collins (Mike Hammer), co-founder of the IAMTW, will announce the winners of this year's Scribe Awards for excellence in tie-in writing, including honoring this year's Grandmaster Award "Faust" winner, Ann C. Crispin (Pirates of the Caribbean). Join panelists Kevin J. Anderson (Dune), Nathan Collins (Metal Gear), Peter David (After Earth), Glenn Hauman (Star Trek), Jeff Mariotte (Terminator), and Rebecca Moesta (Star Wars) for a freewheeling look at one of the most popular and yet underappreciated branches of the writing trade. Followed by a Q&A session.

Friday July 19, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 23ABC

6:00pm

Living Together: Business and Creative Goals Can Align
Learn how a good business plan can lead to great creative results and how great creative can inform an even greater business plan. The minds behind Brand + Entertainment Solutions believe that the two go hand in hand—or more to the point—SHOULD go hand-in-hand, but often do not. Developing keys to successful business and creative execution are the focus of this panel. Featuring B+E Solutions’ Andy Schmidt (CEO, B+E Solutions), Jon Bresman (Star Wars/Mad Magazine veteran), Steve Drucker (VP of IP Development, Hasbro), Josh Fialkov (award-nominated screenwriter, graphic novelist, and video game writer), and Marc Guggenheim (Executive Producer, Arrow).

Friday July 19, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 30CDE

6:00pm

Max Brooks: Zombie Survival and Extinction Parade Insights
Screenwriter and author of bestselling books The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z, and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, Max Brooks is the world's leading authority on the defense against a ghoulish uprising! His new all-original comic book series, Extinction Parade, introduces vampires into that mix and gives fans a new race of the undead to fear and prepare for. Renowned for his campus and convention lectures nationwide, Brooks shares his insights into the rotting minds of the undead, discusses zombies vs. vampires, and fields questions from zombie-phobic fans!

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

6:00pm

Rise of the Independents
Word Balloon host John Suintres moderates a conversation with some of the brightest minds in independent comic publishing, including Image Comics's director of business development Ron Richards, Dark Horse's director of publicity Jeremy Atkins, BOOM! Studios's VP of publishing and marketing Filip Sablik, and IDW's VP of marketing Dirk Wood, discussing what they are doing to expand the marketplace.

Friday July 19, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 32AB

6:00pm

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
Room 29A

6:00pm

Spotlight on Todd Lockwood
Comic-Con special guest Todd Lockwood (Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: the Gathering) talks about upcoming projects, shares images, and answers questions. Moderated by Shawn Speakman (author, webmaster for Terry Brooks, Suvudu contributor).

Friday July 19, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 4

6:15pm

Dark Horse: Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon has rewarded fans the world over with some of the most compelling characters and plotlines in the history of comics, television, and movies. Here's your chance to find out what he has in store next, and get exclusive insight into Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, and much more!

Friday July 19, 2013 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Ballroom 20

6:30pm

At the Drive-In with Metallica
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 17, 11:44PM
Join all four members of Metallica, one of the most influential rock bands in history -- James Hetfield (vocals, guitar), Lars Ulrich (drums), Kirk Hammett (guitar, background vocals), and Robert Trujillo (bass, background vocals) -- along with director/writer Nimród Antal (Kontroll) and producer Charlotte Huggins (Journey to the Center of the Earth) for the world premiere of the theatrical trailer, poster, and an exclusive preview of footage, followed by a discussion on the making of this groundbreaking 3D motion picture. Metallica Through the Never stars Metallica and Dane DeHaan and combines a bold narrative and a spectacular never-before-seen live performance of the band's most iconic songs created exclusively for the film, which will be released by Picturehouse in North America on September 27, exclusively in over 300 IMAX 3D Theatres, and will expand into additional theaters on October 4.

Friday July 19, 2013 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Hall H

6:30pm

Arcana Comics: HeadSmash'ing into Comics, Film, and More
Sean Patrick O'Reilly, CEO and founder of Arcana, and Vlad Yudin of The Vladar Company, offer a panel dedicated to the publishers' diverse books, and some amazing plans for the future. We will discuss properties such as Vladar's HeadSmash, the most anticipated graphic novel of 2013, which debuts at SDCC this year and features a cover from the legendary Tim Bradstreet and an exclusive variant edition from Kanye West's art director, Joe Perez. Roddenberry Entertainment's Worth and Days Missing: Enox, Bill Paxton's 7 Holes for Air, and Gene Simmons's Simmons Comics Anthology are some of the amazing titles being produced in conjunction with Benderspink. In addition to Sean and Vlad, other surprise guests will be attending. Meet creators, learn about properties, and get free Tim Bradstreet posters and free Arcana comics -- what else would you want?

Friday July 19, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 26AB

6:30pm

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
Room 24ABC

6:30pm

The Yen Press Crew
Kurt Hassler (publishing director), JuYoun Lee (senior editor), and Tania Biswas (assistant editor) return to Comic-Con for their annual sneak peek at forthcoming projects, fan Q&A, and of course some sweet giveaways to spread the love!

Friday July 19, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 28DE

6:30pm

ElfQuest: 35 Years of Pointed Ears
Wendy and Richard Pini (ElfQuest, Masque of the Red Death), Paula Rhodes and Stephanie Thorpe (ElfQuest-A Fan Imagining), and Rob Beschizza (managing editor at Boing Boing) celebrate three and a half decades of "the first American manga" and longest-running fantasy graphic novel series. Even if you've followed ElfQuest from the beginning, prepare to be surprised by what's planned as the story builds to its most ambitious chapter yet, Final Quest. Plus, meet ElfQuest's newest partners in the worlds of publishing, licensing, and even academia in a visual presentation followed by Q&A.

Friday July 19, 2013 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Room 8

6:45pm

Animation Domination High-Def
Nick Weidenfeld, head of FOX's all-new Saturday late-night animation programming block, Animation Domination High-Def, will show an exclusive advance preview of two new animated series, Axe Cop and High School USA!, premiering July 27 on FOX. Joining Weidenfeld on the panel Q&A will be Axe Cop executive producers Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser (Drawn Together), High School USA! creator Dino Stamatopoulos (Community), Axe Cop comic creator Ethan Nicolle, and special surprise appearances by the series' voice talent.

Friday July 19, 2013 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Room 6DE

6:45pm

Science Fiction That Will Change Your Life
What science fiction stories from the past year made you think, as well as entertaining you? Panelists talk about the year's smartest books, comics, movies, and TV with io9 staffers Annalee Newitz, Charlie Jane Anders, Meredith Woerner, and Lauren Davis, joined by Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Middleman), Marc Bernardin (Alphas), Austin Grossman (YOU), Phil Plait (Bad Astronomy), and Jose Molina (Vampire Diaries, Sleepy Hollow).

Friday July 19, 2013 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Room 5AB

7:00pm

Acting and Role Playing
With host and Golden Globe nominated actor/director/teacher Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica Capt. Apollo, Tom Zarek, Phil Brent, All My Children). Richard will share his career story and the art, craft, and business of becoming a highly skilled, successful actor in today's world. Master fear and create a positive mindset for success.

Friday July 19, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 30CDE

7:00pm

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
Room 6BCF

7:00pm

All Shapes and Sizes Welcome: Body Image and Women's Issues in Entertainment
Outspoken actresses, models, writers, and entrepreneurs share their own journey with body image, discrimination, and the road to self-love. Panelists Miracle Laurie (Dollhouse), Adrianne Curry (America's Next Top Model), Helenna Santos-Levy (founder, Ms. In The Biz), Dani Lennon (Bite Me), Elisa Teague (editor-in-chief, Cupcake Quarterly), Gloria Shuri Nava (The Beauty Adjustment), and moderator Leah Cevoli (Robot Chicken) discuss such hot topics as the sexualization of women in film and TV, beauty myths and mainstream media's perpetuation of them, eating disorders, and an acceptance for women of all shapes and sizes in the entertainment Industry, while inspiring others to get out there and live their best life.

Friday July 19, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 32AB

7:00pm

BBC America's Orphan Black
"There's no better special effect on television right now than Tatiana Maslany playing a variety of clones," says Entertainment Weekly. The stars of BBC America's Orphan Black -- Critics' Choice Best Actress winner Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce and co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett -- discuss the first season of the critically acclaimed clone thriller. Smart, sexy, and pulsating with suspense, the series begins with Sarah (Maslany), a punk outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman, "Beth," who looks just like her. Sarah takes Beth's identity, boyfriend, and money. But instead of solving her problems, the street-smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones...but are they the only ones? Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy, racing to find answers.

Friday July 19, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 7AB

7:00pm

Drew Struzan: The Man Behind the Poster
Movie poster artist Drew Struzan (creator of the Star Wars, Back to the Future, and Indiana Jones movie posters) is joined by celebrity guests and the film crew behind the documentary feature film about his career, set to premiere this summer. Enjoy movie clips, poster giveaways, and free movie tickets.

Friday July 19, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 4

7:00pm

Publishing SF/F in the Digital Age
NEW: Thu, Jul 11, 10:56AM
Moderated by Timothy Travaglini (Open Road Integrated Media); authors Kevin J. Anderson (Dune) and Rebecca Moesta (WordFire Press), Cory Doctorow (Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Little Brother, Boing Boing), Andy Briggs (Hero.com, Villain.net, Tarzan: The Greystoke Legacy), Sherri L. Smith (Orleans, Flygirl), and Nick Cole (The Old Man and the Wasteland, The Savage Boy), and bookseller Maggie Tokuda-Hall (Books, Inc) discuss impact of the digital age on writing, publishing, reading, bookselling, and the traditional book as we know it.

Friday July 19, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 25ABC

7:00pm

Superheroes: The Never-Ending Battle
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 16, 03:52PM
Gerry Conway (The Punisher), Michael Kantor (filmmaker), Laurence Maslon (screenwriter) and Mark Waid (The Flash) explore the role superheroes have played in American culture over the last 70 years, leaping from the pages of comic books to become part of our national identity. Moderated by Damian Holbrook (TV Guide). The film premieres on PBS October 8 & 15.

Friday July 19, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 23ABC

7:00pm

What's Up with Penguin!
Anne Sowards (executive editor, Ace/Roc), Richard Johnson (InkLit), and Mia Garcia (young readers marketing) give you the dish on forthcoming books from our exciting authors and licensed properties, such as Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, S. M. Stirling, Rachel Caine, Richelle Mead, Melissa de la Cruz, D. J. MacHale, Marie Lu, Adventure Time, and many more. You can expect lots of giveaways you won't see anywhere else at the convention, including free advance reading copies!

Friday July 19, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 9

7:15pm

Banshee
Welcome to Banshee, Pennsylvania-a small town with big secrets. Cinemax's Banshee is centered around an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, PA, where he continues his criminal activities, even as he's hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier. Executive producer Greg Yaitanes (House, Lost),writer/executive producer Jonathan Tropper (This is Where I Leave You),and cast members Antony Starr (Rush), Ivana Miličević (Casino Royale, Mind of the Married Man), Lili Simmons (Las Vegas), and Hoon Lee (Premium Rush) will discuss the addictive first season. Join the panelists as they discuss their experience working in one of America's most crooked fictional small towns, conduct an audience Q&A session, and debut an official sneak preview of season 2. Moderated by John Rogers (Leverage, Blue Beetle comic series, Dungeons & Dragons comic series).

Friday July 19, 2013 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Room 6A

7:30pm

Beyond the Valley of Tezuka: Manga Legends You Don't Know But Should Know
Just as Jack Kirby, Moebius, and Robert Crumb influenced Western comics, many great Japanese manga artists have influenced many who have followed them. Yes, there's Osamu Tezuka, but there are many more worth discovering, such as Shigeru Mizuki, Shotaro Ishinomori, Go Nagai, Gengoroh Tagame, Taiyo Matsumoto, Moto Hagio, Takehiko Inoue, and much more. Christopher Butcher (director, Toronto Comic Arts Festival and manager, The Beguiling), F. J. DeSanto (Cyborg 009 from Archaia Entertainment), Giorgio Tsoukalos (Ancient Aliens), Graham Kolbeins (editor, The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame from Picturebox), Deb Aoki (MangaComicsManga.com), and possibly a surprise guest or two introduce you to some manga legends you may not know, including many that have recently released or soon-to-be-released works in English, and some that are long overdue to be recognized by Western comics fans.

Friday July 19, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 28DE

7:30pm

Old into Gold: How Retro Properties Are Big Business For Toys and Collectibles
The toy aisles have gone retro! Hit movies and TV shows are no longer a "sure thing" for toy manufacturers these days. Instead of chasing after "the new hotness," most toy companies are now looking to trigger the nostalgia centers in fans' brains by bringing back some of their favorite action figure lines from the past 40 years-and not just popular characters, but also that retro "Mego" and "Kenner" style! Hear it all from a panel of expert toy makers who are bringing back these figures and characters of yesteryear as well as adapting some modern licenses to that retro style. Moderator Daniel "Julius Marx" Pickett from ActionFigureInsider.com will be joined by Bill Benecke (Mattel Design), Ed Cato (Captain Action Ltd), Randy Falk (NECA), Jason Lenzi (BifBangPow!), Eric "Cornboy" Mayse (The Four Horsemen Design), Frank Supiot (Super 7), and Chuck Terceira (Diamond Select Toys).

Friday July 19, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 26AB

7:30pm

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
Room 24ABC

7:30pm

World Premiere of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation invite you to be the first to experience Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, the highly anticipated next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. When time travel allows a past wrong to be righted for Flash and his family, the event's temporal ripples prove disastrous, creating a fractured alternate reality where the Justice League never formed, and even Superman is nowhere to be found. Amidst a new world being ravaged by a fierce war between Wonder Woman's Amazons and Aquaman's Atlanteans, Flash must team with a grittier, more violent Batman and government agent Cyborg to restore the continuity of Flash's original timeline. Come for the film, but stay for the star-studded panel that features Grey's Anatomy stars Justin Chambers and Kevin McKidd as Flash and Batman, respectively, along with C. Thomas Howell (Southland), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), Sam Daly (The Daly Show), and a few surprise voice cast members, plus the filmmaking team of producer James Tucker (Superman: Unbound), director Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), dialogue director Andrea Romano (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), screenwriter Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series), and character designer Phil Bourassa (Young Justice). Moderator Gary Miereanu will add to the fun with a special announcement of the 2014 DCU movie slate, as well as exclusive, cast-autographed prizes for a few lucky fans. Based on the landmark mini-series by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox will be available as a digital download on July 19 and a Blu-ray Combo Pack on July 30.

Friday July 19, 2013 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Ballroom 20

7:45pm

Famous Monsters of Filmland: Stake of the Union 2013
Join Famous Monsters publisher Philip Kim and executive EDitor Ed Blair in celebrating the world's oldest monster fan magazine. This year will feature some of FMF's most monstrous announcements to date, including special panelists Frank Frazetta Jr. (son of the legendary artist), Jeff Moore (VP of ESP Guitars), August Ragone (author and Kaiju expert), Giorgio Tsoukalos (Ancient Aliens), and much, much more.

Friday July 19, 2013 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Room 5AB

7:45pm

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
Room 8

8:00pm

'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
Room 9

8:00pm

Axe Cop
Join brothers Ethan Nicolle and Malachai Nicolle, the 32-year-old and 9-year-old creators of the Dark Horse comic series Axe Cop, with surprise guests to celebrate the premiere of the new Axe Cop TV series as part of Animation Domination Hi-Def, beginning Saturday, July 27 on FOX. Panel events will include a live Ask Axe Cop Q&A, a series of staged battles between cosplayers choreographed by Malachai, and a screening of the premiere episode of Axe Cop.

Friday July 19, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 6DE

8:00pm

Husbands: The New Marriage
The hit series Husbands has just completed filming its first new content under its exciting new relationship with the CW, and has already had a big year with the release of the hardcover Husbands comic book. Hear about the bouquet of new plans, new stories from the set, and the show's ring of bigger-than-big guest stars. Creators Jane Espenson and Brad Bell are joined by Husbands' co-stars Alessandra Torresani and Sean Hemeon, director Jeff Greenstein, and upcoming guest star Amy Acker (Angel, Dollhouse, Much Ado About Nothing)to discuss the much-anticipated future happiness of the comedy. Moderated by Jeff Jensen (Entertainment Weekly).

Friday July 19, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 7AB

8:00pm

Showcasing the Best in Korean Comics, Animation, and Its Influence in Today's Hottest Comics
A team of Korea's prolific artists and animation studios represented by Jongmin Shin (Padak, Breakups, Demian) showcases the latest and greatest trends in Korean comics and animation. They will also showcase their recent and upcoming productions on some of today's hottest comics. Join Jongmin and crew for this Q&A session moderated by Austin Osueke (Publisher of eigoMANGA).

Friday July 19, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 32AB

8:00pm

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
Room 4

8:00pm

Syfy Presents the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
The 25th annual Eisner Awards (the "Oscars" of the comics industry) honor comics creators and works in 30 categories. Presenters will include British talk show host/comics writer Jonathan Ross, bestselling author Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neverwhere), actor John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Arrow), TV host Chris Hardwick (The Talking Dead, The Nerdist), nominee artist Becky Cloonan (Conan the Barbarian), Hall of Fame cartoonist Sergio Aragonés (Groo,MAD), writer/artist Bill Morrison (Bongo Comics), and voice actors Maurice LaMarche (Pinky and the Brain, Futurama), Lauren Tom (Futurama, King of the Hil), and David Herman (Office Space, Futurama), plus some special surprises! Other prestigious awards to be given out include the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award, the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comics Writing, and the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award.

Friday July 19, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

8:00pm

Hall H and Ballroom 20 Friday Panel Playback
Didn't get into 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, Tommy Goldbach, in this 3-hour block that rebroadcasts 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 iand 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.)

Friday July 19, 2013 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Room 25ABC

8:15pm

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
Room 6BCF

8:30pm

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
Room 6A

8:30pm

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
Room 26AB

8:45pm

Space Command: Bold Adventures in the Far Reaches of Space
Science fiction legends Marc Scott Zicree (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Dave Dorman (Star Wars), Michael Reaves (Batman), and Geoff Mark (Battlestar Galactica) premiere footage from the highly anticipated epic adventure series that spans 150 years of galactic history. Stars Doug Jones (Falling Skies), Mira Furlan (Babylon 5), Sybil Danning (Grindhouse), Katharine McEwan (Alien Armageddon), and Dean Haglund (X-Files) will discuss their roles, with music by David Raiklen (Omega). The visionary team gives you an early look at the stunning character design, costumes, and state-of-the-art visual effects plus the grand design of the series; a revolution in film funding and distribution, made by A-list creators for the fans. Gifts and other surprises!

Friday July 19, 2013 8:45pm - 9:45pm
Room 5AB

9:00pm

Getaway
ADDED: Tue, Jul 16, 10:44AM
Getaway is the gritty, heart-pounding action thriller in which former race car driver Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) is pitted against the clock. Desperately trying to save the life of his kidnapped wife, Brent commandeers a custom Shelby Cobra Mustang, taking it and its unwitting owner (Selena Gomez) on a high-speed race against time, at the command of the mysterious villain holding his wife hostage. Panelist include Courtney Solomon (An American Haunting, Dungeons & Dragons), car stunt coordinator Charlie Picerni (Gone in 60 Seconds, xXx, Rush Hour 3, Torchwood, Daredevil, Armageddon) and Steven Picerni (stunt driver).

Friday July 19, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 7AB

9:30pm

Encore Presentation: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
Once is really never enough, so stick around for a late-night encore screening of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, the highly anticipated next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies.

Friday July 19, 2013 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Ballroom 20

9:30pm

Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Gauntlet of Animation
You, the lunatic fringe of society, vote on the new Sick & Twisted films, love or hate! See the craziest, most grossed-out, gut wrenching, bloodthirsty, sexy, and hilarious animated short films the world has to offer. Highlights include films from around the world: My Bloody Lad, Pool Cat, and more. Please note: adult content.

Friday July 19, 2013 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Room 6BCF
 
Saturday, July 20
 

10:00am

A&E Bates Motel
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 16, 09:25AM
The Bates Motel is open for business in San Diego! Executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) will release new footage from the highly acclaimed A&E drama series Bates Motel exclusively for Comic Con attendees. The executive producers will be joined by the cast, including Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga (Norma Bates), Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates), Max Thieriot (Dylan), Olivia Cooke (Emma), and Nestor Carbonell (Sheriff Alex Romero) to discuss the show's unique backstory and creation. Fans will get an opportunity to hear more about season 2, debuting in 2014 on A&E, and will have a chance to ask the cast and creators questions during a Q&A. Moderated by Dan Snierson from Entertainment Weekly.

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6A

10:00am

Behind the Creatures
Kirk R. Tatcher (Return of the Jedi, Gremlins, Star Trek IV, The Muppets) and Tony McVey (The Dark Crystal, Return of the Jedi, Gremlins, The Phantom Menace) relive their greatest behind-the-scenes stories from your favorite movies, including the Rancor that never was and Captain Kirk's surprise. Moderated by Sean Murphy.

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29A

10:00am

Comic-Con How-To: Writing Your Superhero Novel
Tom King, the author of a A Once Crowded Sky offers a step-by-step, practical approach to creating a superhero novel. Topics will include world building, character development, voice, POV, plot construction, experimentation, writing habits, revision, and publication. The class is intended to provide specific methods that work in putting comic book supermen into prose.

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 2

10:00am

Creating Animated Series
What does it take to create or develop an animated TV series? Do you have to be a writer? An artist or animator? Both? Neither? What do you have to have to pitch an idea, and what are the studios and networks looking for? Members of the Writers Guild of America's Animation Writers Caucus who have created and developed series and network/studio executives who buy them talk about it and answer your questions. Ted Biaselli (VP, programming and development, The Hub), Steven Melching (Transformers Prime, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Craig Miller (Pocket Dragon Adventures, Trash Pack), Bob Roth (Disney's Legend of Tarzan, Penguins of Madagascar), and Dean Stefan (Matchbox Big Rig Buddies,Quack Pack) join the discussion.

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 9

10:00am

DC Comics 101: Essentials
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 10, 09:58AM
DC Entertainment's backlist is full of the most exciting stories ever told! New and veteran fans alike are welcome for an in-depth tutorial on the essential titles that make up DC Entertainment's rich history. With DC Comics SVP/editor- in-chief Bob Harras, editorial director Bobbie Chase, and others.

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6DE

10:00am

Hasbro Studios: My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic
Representatives from Hasbro Studios and The Hub TV Network's My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic share details of the making of the popular animated series and how the "friendship" and "magic" are brought to life. Also includes Q&A time.

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 25ABC

10:00am

Machinima: Redefining the 'Fan Film'
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 11, 11:22AM
Machinima, a network that has been pushing the envelope on content development and creation since day one, has upped the ante once again. Joining forces with some of the most creative talent around, Machinima will discuss fan films, along with all the other mind blowing content Machinima and the creators have up their sleeves. Be a part of the discussion, with the slightly off-their-rocker folks at Machinima, along with a few equally insane special guests, including Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer from Corridor Digital (YouTube.com/CorridorDigital), Kevin Tancharoen (Director & Creator, Mortal Kombat: Legacy), J.C. Reifenberg (Director & Creator, Hughes the Force), and Adi Shankar (Producer, The Punisher: Dirty Laundry, Executive Producer, Dredd and The Grey) as they talk about setting the bar with a new breed of content development, creation and interaction. And of course, a bunch of exclusive, never-before-seen footage will be shown for your viewing pleasure. So you know where you’re going to be Saturday morning, don’t you?

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

10:00am

March: The Graphic Novel by US Congressman and Civil Rights Icon John Lewis
Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African American president. Now, remembering how a 1950s comic book helped spread the philosophy and tools of nonviolent resistance among his generation of activists, Congressman Lewis has a new project to do the same for today's youth. Together with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole, The Silence of Our Friends, The Heroes of Olympus), he brings his incredible story to comics, in the graphic novel trilogy March. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the day Martin Luther King, Jr. said "I Have a Dream," meet the last living person who spoke from that podium, and see his incredible story come to life in a gorgeous graphic novel from Top Shelf Productions.

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC

10:00am

Remembering Joe Kubert
We lost one of comics' most beloved and respected creators in August 2012. Joe Kubert started drawing comics when he was twelve years old and didn't stop until he'd inspired and taught a couple of generations how it was done. Hear all about this extraordinary man from folks who knew and worked with him: Sergio Aragonés, Neal Adams, Paul Levitz, Russ Heath, Tom Yeates, Jon B. Cooke, and your moderator, Mark Evanier.

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 4

10:00am

Urban Fantasy: Myth and Magic in the City
Paris, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Tucson, and cities of our own imagination come to life when tales of myth and magic are blended with the urban landscape. These stories are collectively known as Urban Fantasy, and many of today's popular authors are adding their otherworldly ingredients to the melting pots of modern (and not-so-modern) society. Authors Jim Butcher (Cold Days), Max Gladstone (Three Parts Dead), Kevin Hearne (The Iron Druid Chronicles), Richard Kadrey (Kill City Blues), Marlene Perez (Strange Fates), Kevin J. Anderson (Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.), and Liesel Schwarz (A Conspiracy of Alchemists) discuss the art of writing Urban Fantasy with Diana Gill of Harper Voyager US.

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 7AB

10:00am

You've Broken into Comics, Now What? How to Be a Pro
You've found your collaborators, you've worked hard and gotten some comics made. Oh God, now what? Co-moderators writer Christopher Sebela (High Crimes) and Oni Press editor Charlie Chu (The Sixth Gun) address having a career in comics, behaving like a professional, and managing expectations once you are a working creator. Panelists include writer Joshua Williamson (Captain Midnight), writer/artist Natalie Nourigat (It Girl and the Atomics), and cartoonist Sloane Leong (The Softest ShadowLabyrinth’s Lament).

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 28DE

10:00am

Comic-Con Film School 103: Working with Actors and a Crew
Day 3 of our course on microbudget moviemaking deals with how to direct actors, organize a crew, and keep them all happy without anybody making a dime. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Vera Vanguard (producer of The Building of Good and Evil), Nick Murphy (writer/director of Pizza and Bullets), Jack Conway (writer/producer of Fear News), Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica), and actors Kat Steel, Josh Perilo, and Bradley Upton.

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

10:15am

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole!
Co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (Lost and Tron: Legacy) and Adam Horowitz (Lost and Tron: Legacy) introduce the world premiere screening of their newest series, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. This strange new land takes you to the other side of the rabbit hole, where you'll meet Alice, the Knave of Hearts, the White Rabbit and a host of other characters. Q&A as well as surprise guests will follow the screening. You won't want to miss who shows up at this panel!

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:15am - 11:00am
Ballroom 20

10:30am

Film and TV Production Designers of the Art Directors Guild
In collaboration with a highly skilled art department, the production designer lays out the plan that will create small worlds to warm the heart, and entire civilizations to fire the imagination. Moderator Jim Bissell (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) joins panelists Darren Gilford (Oblivion, Tron: Legacy), Corey Kaplan (Scandal, The X-Files), Alex McDowell (Man of Steel), and Robert Stromberg (Oz the Great and Powerful, Avatar).

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 24ABC

10:30am

Marvel Television Presents
It's the biggest, most animated Marvel Television panel ever! Join Marvel's head of television, Jeph Loeb, for the latest from inside Marvel Universe on Disney XD, including what's next for Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man, a new episode of the hit series Marvel's Avengers Assemble, and the world premiere of Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6BCF

10:30am

Spotlight on Val Mayerik
Comic-Con special guest Val Mayerick is best known for his Marvel Comics work in the 1970s, including Man-Thing and the introduction of Howard the Duck. Val talks about his career in comics, past, present, and future in this special guest spotlight event.

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 8

10:30am

The Ever-Changing World of the Paranormal/Fantasy Genre
Christine Feehan (#1 New York Times bestselling author) and Anne Elizabeth (award-winning author creator) discuss the ever-growing genre and subgenres of paranormal/fantasy. Join Christine and Anne for this Q&A session moderated by Sheila English (author, CEO of COS Productions, international speaker).

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 5AB

10:30am

Comic Book Law School 303: More!
On Thursday, you learned the basics, and on Friday you gained a better understanding of contracts, licenses, and agreements. It's now time to learn about some of the more complex issues facing creators, publishers, and other business owners. Noted attorney Michael Lovitz, author of the classic The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, returns to address some of the more advanced (and often confusing) issues facing the creative and business communities, particularly in light of the ever-expanding worlds of new media, self-publishing and social networking. And this time, he's not alone, as attorneys David Branfman and David Lizerbram and Professor Marc Greenberg join Michael to share their collective knowledge and insights in some of the more cutting-edge legal issues faced by creators and businesses and discuss important recent legal decisions. Still interactive and four times as informative, the panel will touch on as many of the topics as time allows, including recent rulings in comic book creator and publisher litigations; the interplay of copyright terminations and work-for-hire agreements; blogs, podcasts, tweets, and cybersquatters; knockoffs, tarnishment, and dilution; satires, parodies and fair use; and the legalities of fan art and fan fiction. Plus: practical advice on how recent legal decisions and pending cases are likely to affect the field of popular culture and the role they may play in your creative and business plans. 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.]

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 30CDE

10:30am

Comics Arts Conference Session #9: What Is A Superhero? Professional and Scholarly Views
Contributors to What Is a Superhero? (Oxford University Press, 2013) explore the definition of the superhero and the role of the supervillain in the genre from a range of disciplinary, scholarly, and professional perspectives. Co-editors Robin Rosenberg (Huffington Post) and Peter Coogan (Washington University in St. Louis), are joined by contributors John Jennings (University at Buffalo), Stanford Carpenter (Institute for Comics Studies), Dana Anderson (Maine Maritime Academy), Paul Levitz (Legion of Super-Heroes), and Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy).

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 26AB

10:45am

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Preview Their Upcoming Lineups
Legendary Pictures: Godzilla -- An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Gareth Edwards directs Godzilla, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. The screenplay is by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham. Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher are the executive producers, alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira. The film is from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.


Legendary Pictures: Seventh Son -- The fantasy action adventure Seventh Son takes audiences to a time long past, where evil is about to be unleashed. Jeff Bridges stars as Master Gregory, a Falcon Knight who imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore) years ago. Now escaped, she seeks vengeance, and Gregory has only until the next blood moon to train a new apprentice (Ben Barnes), the seventh son of a seventh son, to fight a dark magic unlike any other. Oscar nominee Sergei Bodrov directs an international cast that includes Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Olivia Williams, Antje Traue, and Djimon Hounsou. The film is from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.


Warner Bros. Pictures: 300: Rise of an Empire -- From producer Zack Snyder, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a new chapter in this epic saga, based on Frank Miller's graphic novel Xerxes and told in the same breathtaking visual style as the blockbuster 300. Directed by Noam Murro, 300: Rise of an Empire takes the action to a fresh battlefield-on the sea-with a cast of both new and returning stars, led by Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, and Rodrigo Santoro. Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, and Bernie Goldmann produce, with Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad again collaborating on the screenplay.


Warner Bros. Pictures: Gravity -- From director Alfonso Cuarón comes the sci-fi Thriller Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, alongside veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney). On a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes, leaving them completely alone-tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth...and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further into the terrifying expanse of space.

Warner Bros. Pictures: The LEGO Movie -- From directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller of 21 Jump Street and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the first ever full-length theatrical LEGO adventure, The LEGO Movie, about a perfectly average LEGO minifigure named Emmet who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which he is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. The original 3D computer animated story stars Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, and Alison Brie, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.
Warner Bros. Pictures: Edge of Tomorrow – Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ epic sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow, from director Doug Liman. In a near future, an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission and killed within minutes, but is inexplicably thrown into a time loop, forced to fight and die again and again. But with each battle, his skills increase, and he and Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt) get one step closer to defeating the enemy.

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:45am - 1:15pm
Hall H

10:45am

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Preview Their Upcoming Lineups
Legendary Pictures: Godzilla-- An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Gareth Edwards directs Godzilla, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. The screenplay is by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham. Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher are the executive producers, alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira. The film is from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.

 Legendary Pictures: Seventh