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Thursday, July 18
 

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

12:30pm

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

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

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

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

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
 
Friday, July 19
 

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

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

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

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

4:30pm

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

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

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

6:45pm

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

7:30pm

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
 
Saturday, July 20
 

11:00am

Avatar the Last Airbender: Beginning and Beyond
This panel is for fans who can't get enough of the Avatar: The Last Airbender universe. Moderator Avatar_Mom, Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders), Alisa Christopher (FatCat Gameworks), Gene Luen Yang (writer, The Promise/The Search), Gurihiru (artist team Sasaki and Kawano, The Promise/The Search), Sifu Kisu (martial arts coordinator), and Dante Basco (voice of Zuko/General Iroh) will be on hand to share their experiences and answer questions. Who knows, perhaps a surprise guest or two might stop in! Finally, the panel will end with a show of talented cosplay contestants.

Saturday July 20, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 29A

12:00pm

CBLDF Presents: Defending Manga
For those in the know, manga is a powerful form of storytelling that has its roots in Japan but reaches out to speak to the inner life of audiences all over the world. Unfortunately, manga is also one of the most misunderstood forms of expression in the modern cultural landscape, and for librarians, educators, and aficionados looking to share their passion for this amazing medium, overcoming those misunderstandings can be a daunting task. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund executive director Charles Brownstein is joined by experts to discuss the history of manga, its genre and demographic categories, and the issues affecting its readers in a panel that will provide audience members with more tools to defend this amazing category against uninformed attacks.

Saturday July 20, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 30CDE

12:00pm

Comics Arts Conference Session #10: Japan and Global Influence
Dexter L. Thomas, Jr. traces the effect that Yutsoko Chusonji's work had on the Hip-Hop scene in Japan, both as an "edutainment" writer and as the woman who personally bankrolled Japan's first ever hip-hop radio show. June M. Madeley (University of New Brunswick, Saint John) investigates the readership, viewing, and meaning-making practices of manga readers and anime viewers outside Japan, in particular in English translation. Jonathan Valdez (San Diego State University) examines activism from the Asian American community by focusing on comics in Secret Identities: The Asian American Superheroes Anthology and Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology, arguing that these anthologies seek to dethrone longstanding Orientalist stereotypes.

Saturday July 20, 2013 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Room 26AB

12:30pm

Weekly Shonen Jump Podcast: Live Recording!
Naruto vs. Goku! Ichigo vs. Hinata! Luffy vs. 100 duck-sized horses! Debate these and many other burning manga-related issues along with the Weekly Shonen Jump editorial staff at their first-ever LIVE podcast recording session, only at Comic-Con!

Saturday July 20, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 5AB

3:00pm

Nerdist Industries
Chris Hardwick (BBC America's The Nerdist, AMC's Talking Dead) is joined by friends new and old to discuss the exciting things coming to Nerdist Industries. Join Chris and company as they look at the Nerdist Channel's upcoming slate, discuss new initiatives from the Nerdist team, and answer as many quemments as humanly possible.

Saturday July 20, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

7:00pm

Best and Worst Manga of 2013
With so much manga (Japanese comics) out there, what's really worth reading? An opinionated group of bloggers, journalists, editors, retailers, and hardcore manga readers hash it out and rant and rave (okay, mostly rant) about the best new manga of the past year, the underappreciated gems you may have missed, and the manga they love to hate. This year's all-star cast: Brigid Alverson (MangaBlog.net, Publishers Weekly), Christopher Butcher (director, Toronto Comic Arts Festival and manager, The Beguiling), Deb Aoki (MangaComicsManga.com), and a few surprise guests.

Saturday July 20, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 23ABC
 
Sunday, July 21
 

11:00am

How to Draw Manga for Kids
eigoMANGA's team of manga artists and animators will teach kids of all ages tutorials on manga illustrations and storytelling. Join our workshop with seasoned manga artist Mino Miyabi (The Voice of Innocence) and Austin Osueke (eigoMANGA's publisher of Rumble Pak, Sakura Pakk, and Alpha League).

Sunday July 21, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 30CDE

12:00pm

Kids Comics: Here to Stay!
What do Babymouse, Hello Kitty, Uglydoll, Ninjago, Max Steel, and Ben 10 have in common? They're now all part of the incredible world of kids comics! The creators of these series get together to discuss the recent growth in the kids graphic novel universe. Moderated by author/librarian and Good Comics for Kids contributor Scott Robins, the panel features Eisner Award-nominated Babymouse creator and CBLDF board member Jennifer Holm, Uglydoll co-creator David Horvath, writer B. Clay Moore (Ben 10, Max Steel), artists Ian McGinty (Uglydoll, Hello Kitty) and Jolyon Yates (Ninjago), editor Traci Todd (Hello Kitty, Uglydoll), and Jesse Post, head of marketing for Papercutz. All brought to you by VIZ Media!

Sunday July 21, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 28DE