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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

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

10:30am

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

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

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

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

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

11:30am

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

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

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

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

12:15pm

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

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

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

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

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

2:30pm

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

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

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

3:15pm

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

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

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 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

4:15pm

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

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

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

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

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

5:30pm

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

5:45pm

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

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

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

6:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

7:30pm

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

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

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

8:30pm

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
 
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11:30am

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

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

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

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

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

12:15pm

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

1:35pm

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

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

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

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

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

2:15pm

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

2:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4:15pm

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

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

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

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

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

6:15pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30pm

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

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

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

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

8:30pm

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

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
 
Saturday, July 20
 

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

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

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

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

10:30am

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

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

11:00am

Breaking into Comics with IDW's Editorial Team
Aspiring creators, this is for you! Come listen to a team of IDW editors, including Chris Ryall, John Barber, Tom Waltz, and Jeff Webber, as well as some current IDW creators on what to do, definitely what not to do, and other arcane bits of information and tips on carving out some creative space in the comic industry!

Saturday July 20, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE

11:00am

Spotlight on Jon Bogdanove
One of the architects of The Death of Superman, and co-creator of Steel, artist Jon Bogdanove (Superman: The Man of Steel, Power Pack, X-Factor) discusses the techniques, methods, philosophy, and influences behind his drawing and writing and talks about what it is really like to work for Marvel and DC Comics. Featured will be the world-premiere preview of his secret, new project. Join Jon for this Q&A session, moderated by his son, filmmaker and video game writer and voice and mo-cap director Kal-El Bogdanove (Fallout: New Vegas Dead Money DLC, and the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines DLC) and television, film, and video game writer, producer, and VO coordinator Chris Faiella (Fall Out franchise, Skyrim, Wildstar, Tomb Raider).

Saturday July 20, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 4

11:00am

Twenty-one Years of Top Cow
Celebrate 21 years of Top Cow with founder Marc Silvestri and president Matt Hawkins along with a bevy of Top Cow creators and special guests! Be the first to hear exclusive information about the future of Cyber Force, Aphrodite IX, Witchblade, and the rest of the Top Cow Universe- in both the printed comics and other media. Get the inside scoop on the books that will comprise the next wave of Top Cow's Minotaur Press imprint to follow in the wake of the smash hit Think Tank. And for those itching to break into comics and make a name for themselves, announcements concerning Top Cow's Fall Talent Hunt will be unveiled. And if all of that wasn't enough, as an added bonus, all attendees will receive a special limited-edition mini-lithograph!

Saturday July 20, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 9

11:00am

Comic-Con How-To: Color Copic Markers
Artist Allison Sohn will take a drawing from penciled line-art through to completed colors using Copic Markers. She'll answer questions and share tips and tricks with panel attendees.

Saturday July 20, 2013 11:00am - 12:15pm
Room 2

11:15am

DC Comics Batman: Zero Year
DC Comics group editor Mike Marts, writer Scott Snyder (Batman), and artists Greg Capullo (Batman) and Dan Miki (Batman) journey back to the origins of the Dark Knight this summer with the storyline Batman: Zero Year! Join the all-star team for an exclusive look at the formative years of the Caped Crusader and what they have in store for him in the coming months!

Saturday July 20, 2013 11:15am - 12:30pm
Room 6DE

11:30am

Spotlight on Frank Brunner
Comic-Con special guest and legendary artist and co-writer of Dr. Strange, TV's X-Men, Red Sonja and more, Frank Brunner will appear for a Q&A panel moderated by historian and artist's rights advocate J. David Spurlock.

Saturday July 20, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8

11:30am

Spotlight on John Romita, Jr.
Editor-in-chief for Marvel Comics Axel Alonso pries into Captain America artist John Romita, Jr.'s 30-plus years in comics.

Saturday July 20, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 5AB

11:45am

Quick Draw!
It's the fastest, funniest panel in the whole convention! (Well, some folks think it is-mainly Sergio and Mark.) Once again, your Quick Draw Quizmaster Mark Evanier pits three super-speedy cartoonists against one another as they go mano a mano to create great cartoon art right before your very eyes. Competing this year are Sergio Aragonés (MAD, Groo the Wanderer), Scott Shaw! (The Simpsons), and this year's Special Guest Quick Draw-er, Neal Adams (Batman, X-Men). Plus a couple of surprising surprises!

Saturday July 20, 2013 11:45am - 1:00pm
Room 6BCF

12:00pm

A Feast for Your Eyes: Creativity in Comics and Cuisine
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 16, 11:22AM
Cooking is creativity. Food is art. In so many ways, the connections between food and comics on a creative level are everywhere. A chef's knife is the equivalent of an artist's pencil or brush. Their kitchens are their canvases. Both chefs and artists are only limited by their own imaginations; they both use their tools to take what is in their minds and create masterpieces in different mediums. But the processes are the same, and that's what panelists will be exploring in this open discussion, with C. B. Cebulski, Jenn Fujikawa (www.justjennrecipes.com), Brian Malarkey (Searsucker), Rosanna Pansino (Nerdy Nummies), and Justin Warner (Do Or Dine).

Saturday July 20, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7AB

12:00pm

Archie Comics: The Hottest Publisher in the Industry
Archie Comics continues to dominate the headlines with celebrity crossovers, fantastical storytelling, and the announcement of a live-action Archie movie! Team Archie comes together in San Diego to reveal what surprises (and zombies!) are in store for the future of the iconic teens of Riverdale. The panel includes Archie Comics publisher/co-CEO Jon Goldwater, president Mike Pellerito, executive director of editorial Paul Kaminski, cartoonist Dan Parent (Kevin Keller), iVerse Media CEO Michael Murphey, and Gogii Games president George Donovan and will be moderated by the writer of the Archie movie Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Afterlife with Archie).Come prepared with questions to find out about Afterlife with Archie, the Archie mobile game, the Archie movie plus learn more about the future of the critically hailed Red Circle superhero comics New Crusaders and The Fox! All in attendance will receive a gift bag worth $100 so don’t miss out!

Saturday July 20, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 9

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

Comic Book Entrepreneurs
Leading pop culture entrepreneurs share their secrets behind building successful pop culture businesses. Rob Salkowitz, futurist and author of Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture moderates a truly unique and inspirational talk with established entrepreneurs David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder and CEO), Ted Adams (IDW Publishing co-founder and CEO), and Dinesh Shamdasani (CEO and chief creative officer of Valiant Entertainment). It's an inside look at the business side of pop culture that no future entrepreneur can miss!

Saturday July 20, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 28DE

12:00pm

Top Shelf Productions
Join marketing director Leigh Walton, and a bevy of Top Shelf talent for a feast of incredible debuts: Chris Ross announces exclusive breaking news on the digital comics front, Rob Harrell shows off his incredible fantasy-comedy Monster on the Hill, Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler explain why God Is Disappointed in You, and Zander Cannon takes us all to Heck. Plus major releases from Jeffrey Brown and Kevin Cannon, and an inside look at what may be Top Shelf's biggest book ever: March by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, debuting this weekend!

Saturday July 20, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 4

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

12:15pm

Comic-Con How-To: Creators and Audience: The Next Chapter Is Storytelling
Learn about building audience as you create for your original stories, OC’s, and creative projects. Led by Ron Martino (techgnotic on deviantART) with Yuumei, author of Fish Eye Placebo and Knite, Dave Elliott, editor/producer/author of Weirding Willows, Brian Kesinger, renowned animator and author of Walking Your Octopus, and Hal Hefner, illustrator/author of Gates and managing director of Transmedia L.A.

Saturday July 20, 2013 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Room 2

12:30pm

Marvel Video Games
You're in for an hour of fun and surprises in the most ambitious Marvel video games panel to date! Hear the latest on all upcoming Marvel video games, including the highly anticipated LEGO Marvel Super Heroes! Find out what's next for Marvel Avengers Alliance, Marvel Heroes, Marvel Pinball, and Marvel War of Heroes. This panel wouldn't be the same without a few special guests, so stop by and see who takes the stage!

Saturday July 20, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6A

12:30pm

Spotlight on Richard Kadrey: Before and After Sandman Slim
Comic-Con special guest Richard Kadrey discusses his work, from Metrophage to The Smurfs (yes, those Smurfs), to the Sandman Slim series to what's coming in the future. Join him for an interview about his writing (and possibly photography). The interview will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

Saturday July 20, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 8

12:30pm

We Are BOOM!
Find out what makes BOOM! Studios different from every other comics publisher in the market and why 2013 is a transformative year for the company. Founder and CEO Ross Richie, editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon, and vice president of publishing and marketing Filip Sablik reintroduce BOOM! Studios to the world of comics.

Saturday July 20, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 24ABC

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

12:45pm

DC Comics Green Lantern: Recharged!
A new era in the Green Lantern mythos begins here! Whether you are a rookie or veteran Lantern fan, this must-see panel is the perfect place to recharge your power ring! Join Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps), Van Jensen (Green Lantern Corps), Charles Soule (Red Lanterns), Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps), and Brad Walker (Green Lantern: New Guardians) for an exclusive look at what's in store during this new and exciting time for the Corps!

Saturday July 20, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 6DE

1:00pm

CBLDF's Comics on Trial, Part 3: War on Thought Crime: How Artists and Readers Are Prosecuted For Comics
In 1994, a Florida jury convicted cartoonist Mike Diana of creating obscene material in his hand-made zine Boiled Angel. As part of his sentence he was forbidden from drawing in his own home. In the last decade, an increasing number of individuals, including Christopher Handley and Ryan Matheson, have been targeted and prosecuted by law enforcement for reading manga that the government claims is deviant and obscene material. In the conclusion of CBLDF's Comics on Trial series, CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein walks through the disturbing current battleground where individuals are being prosecuted for the ideas they draw and read.

Saturday July 20, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 30CDE

1:00pm

Celebrating Ten Years of Prism Comics
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 09, 01:51PM
In 2003, a new champion appeared on the comics scene, determined to make the industry a better place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender comics creators and readers. The nonprofit Prism Comics was founded by a small group of comics fans to provide a network for LGBTQ comics professionals and fans through their website, events, and convention appearances. Prism Comics has grown and now supports the next generation of creators through The Prism Comics Queer Press Grant. And diversity in the comics industry has grown as well. Where once LGBTQ comics and characters were marginalized, now they are frequently stepping into the spotlight. Moderator Justin Hall (No Straight Lines, Glamazonia, Prism advisory board) and panelists Ted Abenheim (president, Prism Comics), Tara Madison Avery (Dirtheads, Prism board), Andy Mangels (co-founder, Prism Comics) Paige Braddock (Jane's World, Prism advisory board), Charles "Zan" Christensen (co-founder, Prism Comics; Northwest Press), Roger Klorese (Prism board), Jon Macy (Teleny and Camille, Prism Queer Press Grant chairperson) offer a look back at where Prism Comics started, celebrate how far they've come, and a peek into the future of where the queer comics scene might be headed.

Saturday July 20, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 28DE

1:00pm

Image Comics and the Genre Fiction Renaissance
In the Golden Age of comics, readers devoured comics of every conceivable genre -- western, romance, war, fantasy, and horror. Some of Image's top creators discuss the rise and fall -- and the new rise -- of genre comics and how they're revitalizing and revolutionizing diversity in the comics canon with titles like Fatale, Five Ghosts, Revival, Peter Panzerfaust, Rat Queens, and Ravine. Moderated by Ron Richards, with Ed Brubaker, Frank Barbiere, Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, Kurtis J. Wiebe, and Ron Marz.

Saturday July 20, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 7AB

1:00pm

Judge Dredd Comics: IDW and Rebellion
You'll get 20 years in an Iso-Cube if you miss this one! Join IDW's Dirk Wood and Chris Ryall, along with Judge Dredd writer Duane Swierczynski, 2000AD's Ben Smith, creators Henry Flint and John Higgins, and more for a drokkin' good time discussing everyone's favorite Mega-City One judge.

Saturday July 20, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 9

1:00pm

Little Lulu Fan Group
One of the most memorable kids' comics ever created (yet with remarkable "all- ages" appeal), Little Lulu has generated a worldwide fan following. Learn more about this classic comics character and the renewed interest in the other delightful works of the great John Stanley, and join in the annual scripted reading of a Golden Age Little Lulu story. All are welcome!

Saturday July 20, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 29A

1:00pm

Spotlight on Roy Thomas
The multitudinously talented Roy Thomas shines in the spotlight as moderator Jon B. Cooke (Comic Book Creator magazine) quizzes the "All-Star" comics fan, award-winning comics scribe, and editor supreme about his early fanzine work, life with Stan Lee in the Marvel Bullpen, critically acclaimed writing on Conan and The Avengers (among others), and the Rascally One's Eisner Award-winning achievements for his Alter Ego magazine.

Saturday July 20, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 4

1:00pm

The Tick 25th Anniversary
Ben Edlund (the creator of The Tick), Chris McCulloch (Tick Karma Tornado artist/writer and Venture Brothers creator), and Bob Polio (art director of The Tick comic series) discuss the 25-year history of The Tick.

Saturday July 20, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 23ABC

1:30pm

Marvel Minimates: Ten Years of Awesomeness
Chuck Terceira (director) and Zach Oat (marketing supervisor) preview upcoming Minimates from Marvel, Walking Dead, Aliens, Ghostbusters, and a new license, with a Q&A to follow.

Saturday July 20, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 8

1:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Graphic Novels from Idea to Finish
Learn how to take your idea and make a graphic novel using Brian Haberlin's graphic novels Shifter and Anomaly as test cases. Subjects discussed include idea to script, page format, panel layout, art style, distribution, printing, and much more.

Saturday July 20, 2013 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room 2

1:30pm

Comics Arts Conference Session #11: The Poster Session
The CAC's poster session gives attendees the opportunity to interact directly with presenters.

Comic-Con Group -- In collaboration with the founders of San Diego Comic- Con, the San Diego State University Library's Comic Arts Committee is helping preserve and promote San Diego's rich comics, science fiction, and popular arts culture. Markel D. Tumlin, Anna Culbertson, Pamela Jackson, Michael Lapins, and Wil Weston (San Diego State University) will present on the committee's current projects and activities and SDSU's commitment to collecting and preserving the cultural heritage of Comic-Con, highlighting the Comic-Con Kids grant project and the recent acquisition of Comic-Con co-founder Richard Alf's personal papers. Revolutionary Comics Group Jacob Holt (Henderson State University) examines X-Men's Magneto as a Darwinist and a Civil Rights leader. Mark A. Havstad (Havstad Water and Energy Company) identifies the key traits lacking in extant heroes and heroines that make them scientifically and globally incapable of dealing with challenges like global climate change, religious and fundamentalist worldviews, and widespread poverty. Teaching with Comics Group Nicole Rehnberg (California State University, Fullerton) argues that fairy tale comics can assist students in learning how narratives work by decoding new retellings of familiar stories. Barbara Glaeser (California State University, Fullerton) offers several strategies for using comics to engage reluctant readers and writers and low-achieving students that can be used both in the classroom and at home. Michael Kersulov (Indiana University) discusses his findings on how autobiographical graphic novels and other pictorial memoirs can be and have been used in secondary schools as a way to promote traditional and visual literacy. Postmodern Comics Group Kyle Eveleth (University of Kentucky) examines the ways in which the structural elements of Watchmen's narrative both strengthen and subvert its content to upset "normal" (mimetic) conceptions of time. Paul Cheng (University of California, Riverside) focuses on how Chris Ware's work manipulates the formal techniques of comics to create a "meta-comic" that both celebrates and satirizes the medium, in addition to his often-devastating critiques of social life. Joyce C. Havstad (University of California, San Diego) compares panels from Asterios Polyp with pages from several iconic works of postmodernist literature, showing how Mazzucchelli employs techniques more commonly associated with written novels while adapting these techniques to suit the medium of graphic novels, with implications for both media at large. Comics off the Page Group Lesley Farmer (California State University Long Beach) explores how to teach preservice librarians and education technologists the concepts of information architecture through the use of comic arts. Mara Wood and Allen Thomas (University of Central Arkansas) present the results of their study on how well readers' abilities to connect to and become part of the stories they read are predicted by their frequency of comic book reading. Eric Bruce (Western Oregon University) applies Dynamic Systems Theory, which proposes that decision making is shaped by the interaction of individual, task, and environment, to the world of Batman, considering how the unique characteristics of Batman's character and environment shape his plan of action.

Comics and Transformation Group -- Julie Humphrey (University of California, Santa Barbara) critiques how geek fashion has become a marker of sex appeal and intelligence through popular culture and gender studies. Benjamin J. Villarreal (Columbia University) examines Lee Bermejo's Batman: Noel as a retelling of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, asking if Bermejo's adaptation qualifies as part of a lost 19th-century literary genre because of its source material.

Comics and Psychology Group -- Brian Lott (Henderson State University) looks into the psychological aspects of the Black Widow, asking what cognitive processes are involved in her behavior and how well these fictional representations reflect real-life manifestations. Benjamin Graves (Henderson State University) uses Alfred Adler's theories of individual psychology to examine the links between Ant-Man's size manipulation and his inferiority issues. Tiffany Pitcock (Henderson State University) determines if the "birth" order of the Robins affects their characterizations and relationships with Batman and with one another as pseudo- siblings. Halee Smith (Henderson State University) asks if Bruce Banner's refusal to accept his alter-ego the Hulk as an angry facet of himself is a Freudian defense mechanism or a case of dissociative identity disorder. Samantha Hunter (Henderson State University) investigates if the X-Men's Jean Grey qualifies for posttraumatic stress disorder, how the repression of her memories affects her ability to cope, how her childhood resulted in her choice to join the X-Men, and how Xavier has helped her mental stability over the years.

Saturday July 20, 2013 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 26AB

1:45pm

Marvel's INFINITY
It's the Avengers versus their greatest galactic foe, Thanos! Get the lowdown on Jonathan Hickman's six-issue event that pulls in your favorite heroes from all corners of the Marvel Universe. Plus, get the 4-1-1 on all your other favorite Avengers titles! Featuring editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, and writers Sam Humphries (Avengers A.I.), Rick Remender (Uncanny Avengers), Charles Soule (Thunderbolts), and Nick Spencer (Secret Avengers)!

Saturday July 20, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 6A

2:00pm

Art Lessons from Great Illustrators: Arthur Rackham
Marshall Vandruff (MarshallArt.com) will present over a hundred slides of Arthur Rackham's book illustrations to showcase the illustrator's high-level craft in pen and ink, watercolor, anatomy, draftsmanship, and character design and explain the training involved for today's artists who want to apply these classic disciplines and standards to their work in modern media.

Saturday July 20, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 30CDE

2:00pm

Mad about MAD
MAD, the country's #1-selling humor magazine (in a field of 1), is dumber than ever! MAD editor John Ficarra, art director Sam Viviano, and cartoonists Sergio Aragones, Peter Kuper and Tom Richmond present a ridiculous peek at what's happening at the magazine, an exclusive first look at the new book Inside MAD, and an epically moronic Q&A that's bound to be, well, MAD! (Prizes will be awarded for most moronic questions!)

Saturday July 20, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 9

2:00pm

ShiftyLook: Video Games/Webcomics Amalgam Extraordinaire!
ShiftyLook editor-in-chief Rob Pereyda introduces an all-star lineup of webcomics creators with brand-new ShiftyLook projects: Zach Weinersmith (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal), Scott Kurtz (PvP), Kris Straub (Broodhollow), and Andrew Hussie (Homestuck). This will be one panel that fans of classic video games and webcomics alike won't want to miss!

Saturday July 20, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 28DE

2:00pm

Skybound Panel
Join Robert Kirkman as well as Skybound writers and artists including Joshua Williamson, Matteo Scalera and Justin Jordan as they announce new Skybound titles and discuss what's coming up in The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves, Ghosted, and more.

Saturday July 20, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 7AB

2:00pm

Spotlight on Jim Lee
DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman) talks about his 25 years in the comics industry and reveals candid photos, plus never-before-seen illustrations in this engaging panel, followed by a brief Q&A session.

Saturday July 20, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 6DE

2:00pm

Spotlight on Russ Heath
Legendary artist and Comic-Con special guest Russ Heath is known for his incredibly realistic art and his attention to detail. His work in the DC Comics "Big-5" war books garnered him a legion of fans. Russ talks to comics writer Mark Waid about his work.

Saturday July 20, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 4

2:00pm

Will Eisner and the Graphic Novel
Comics legends Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Coraline, The Ocean at the End of the Lane), Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics, Making Comics), Jeff Smith (Bone, Shazam!, RASL), Denis Kitchen (Al Capp, The Art of Harvey Kurtzman), and moderator Paul Levitz (Golden Age of DC Comics, The Legion of Super-Heroes) discuss Will Eisner and his pivotal role in the American graphic novel as creator and evangelist, as we celebrate the 35th anniversary of Eisner's A Contract with God. Q&A session to follow.

Saturday July 20, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 23ABC

2:30pm

Mainstream Talent and Indie Spirit
Paul Guinan (Boilerplate), Sean 'Cheeks' Galloway (Gumshoe 4 Hire), Jim Zubkavich (Skull Kickers), Laurie Breitdreuz (Pure Heroine), and Matt Bostic (One Hand Tony) discuss how the passion for creator-owned projects can be kept alive while making a name in the mainstream, and how networking and new technologies have enabled the power to shift back toward the creator. Q&A session moderated by Rich Birdsall (Whodinii.com) and Ray Carter (Whodinii.com).

Saturday July 20, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 5AB

3:00pm

comiXology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing
comiXology is looking for the next big independent comic creator-is that you? Since its launch at SXSW, comiXology Submit has released over 150 independent comic book series from celebrated indie creators such as Becky Cloonan, Shannon Wheeler, Richard Stevens, Jake Parker, and Rachel Deering. In this tell-all discussion, comiXology co-founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts are joined by New Yorker Cartoonist and Too Much Coffee Man creator Shannon Wheeler, Marvel and DC artist and creator ofDemeter, The Mire, and Wolves Becky Cloonan, Anathema creator and Kickstarter sensation Rachel Deering, and Bikini Cowboy creator FresherLuke to show you how easy it is to be a part of the new self-publishing revolution in comics!

Saturday July 20, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 23ABC

3:00pm

Hellboy 20th Anniversary Panel
This year's Comic-Con marks the 20th anniversary of Mike Mignola's best-loved beast. Hellboy has achieved the status in the industry typically reserved for characters created 40 years before him. Following up on the first arc on one of his most popular miniseries to date, the all-new Abe Sapien ongoing series, and the continuing adventures of the supporting cast of the BPRD, this will be one of the biggest Hellboy panels to date! Join creator Mike Mignola and Dark Horse editor-in-chief Scott Allie, for an open forum on your favorite cast of characters.

Saturday July 20, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 4

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

3:00pm

Spotlight on George Pérez
Comic-Con special guest George Pérez is one of the legendary artists in comics history. Starting his career almost 40 years ago, he has worked for every major comics company, and his résumé reads like a who's who of superheroes, especially when it comes to teams (Teen Titans, Justice League, Avengers, Fantastic Four). George talks about his career and what comes next for this fan-favorite artist!

Saturday July 20, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB

3:00pm

Spotlight on Gerry Conway: Secrets Behind the Death of Gwen Stacy
Comic-Con special guest Gerry Conway, co-creator of The Punisher, Firestorm, Power Girl, and Man-Thing, along with too many supervillains to count, is one of the longest-running writers of the Justice League and is widely known as "the man who killed Gwen Stacy." Gerry will reveal the truth behind comicdom's most traumatic death, as well as the origins of the Spider-Man Clone Saga. In addition, he will entertain with his impression of Tony Orlando and Dawn having knitting needles thrust into their eyes. Parents are cautioned. Questions are welcomed.

Saturday July 20, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 9

3:00pm

Supercharge Your Superhero with Prismacolor!
From chiseled cheekbones to flowing capes (and beyond) discover the cosmic power that Prismacolor Brush|Fine can add to all of your comic renderings. Prismacolor specialists Diana Garrett and Shelley Minnis provide tips and techniques to help you add realism and drama to your characters, including fabric folds, aesthetics, muscles, hair, facial expressions, environments and more. Samples and door prizes provided with the presentation.

Saturday July 20, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 30CDE

3:00pm

Comic-Con How-To: Disney Comic Creation Workshop
Participants will assist in the scripting and layout of a six-page Donald Duck story using the same methods used by Patrick and Shelly Block for their freelance Duck Tales. Patrick will rough draw the story from scratch in front of the panel to show the procedures used in the creation of a short comic narrative.

Saturday July 20, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 2

3:15pm

Vertigo: The Sandman 25th Anniversary and Beyond!
This year Vertigo's flagship title The Sandman returns to comics in an all-new series written by Neil Gaiman (TheSandman)! Join Neil for a celebration of the 25th anniversary of this timeless series and an exclusive look at what is in store for the Lord of the Dreaming with Neil and his past and future legendary collaborators, Dave McKean, Sam Kieth, Todd Klein, and J. H. Williams III.

Saturday July 20, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 6DE

3:30pm

Adventure Time Comic Book Panel
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 11, 05:34PM
What time is it? It’s Adventure Time! The top-rated Cartoon Network show and bestselling comic book published by KaBOOM! is bigger than ever in 2013! Join KaBOOM! editor Shannon Watters as she has a lively and fun conversation featuring series writer Ryan North along with series artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, and writer/artist Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake).

Saturday July 20, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 8

3:30pm

Fantagraphics/Drawn & Quarterly Preview
North America boasts the world's two leading comic book companies that have defined the literary genre for comics. Seattle's Fantagraphics and Montreal's Drawn & Quarterly present their fall and winter lists of works from the world's best cartoonists, perhaps even with a few surprises and giveaways!

Saturday July 20, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 26AB

3:30pm

Monsters of Alt Comics
NEW: Mon, Jul 15, 01:51PM
Join Alt-weekly Ink-slingers Keith Knight (The K Chronicles, The Knight Life), Stephen Notley (Bob the Angry Flower), Ted Rall (L.A. Times, MAD), and Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man, The New Yorker) as they celebrate 20+ years of answering why they don't draw comics like Garfield. The four expound on the myriad of ways they've managed to thrive in a profession that has seen many of their peers throw in the towel.

Saturday July 20, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 5AB

3:30pm

Spotlight on Paul Dini
As a writer, producer, and creator, Comic-Con special guest Paul Dini enjoys a flourishing career in all aspects of popular culture. Join Paul and moderator Bill Morrison (Futurama, Bongo Comics) as they look back at fan-favorite career highlights (Batman: The Animated Series, Arkham City, Lost, Tower Prep), some current projects (Hulk and the Agents of Smash, Black Canary and Zatanna), and a few surprises for the future.

Saturday July 20, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 24ABC

4:00pm

Behind the Scenes with Telltale Games' The Walking Dead Game Series
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 10, 04:08PM
Join Robert Kirkman (Creator of The Walking Dead comic series) and Telltale Game’s Dan Connors (Telltale Games, CEO) and Kevin Bruner (Telltale Games, President and CTO) as they discuss the inspiration behind developing the critically-acclaimed game series. Along with PlayStation’s Don Mesa (Director of Product Planning & Platform Software Innovation, SCEA), the team will walk fans through the origins of the game, reveal details on exciting new gameplay features exclusive to PlayStation Vita and include a little sneak peek on what’s to come for next chapter of The Walking Dead game series. A moderated by Greg Miller (Executive Editor, IGN).  

Saturday July 20, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 23ABC

4:00pm

Comic Book Art Fundamentals
Take this crash course into how to create powerful, readable comic book art. The fundamentals for what makes comic book art different from illustration, painting, and storyboarding and how to get started are covered by the experts from Comics Experience. Featuring Andy Schmidt (Marvel and IDW editor, Comics Experience founder) and artist Klaus Janson (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns).

Saturday July 20, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 30CDE

4:00pm

Hasbro: Marvel
Adam Biehl (vice president, Global Marvel line at Hasbro), Jesse Falcon (Director of Hardlines, Marvel), Dwight Stall (senior Marvel product design manager, Hasbro) and Maalvika Mantraprigada (senior manager, Global Marvel line) discuss Hasbro's popular Marvel action figure lines. Attendees will also get a sneak peek of upcoming action figures. Adam, Jesse, Dwight, and Maalvika will also host a Q&A for your burning Marvel action figure questions!

Saturday July 20, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 25ABC

4:00pm

Spotlight on Vera Brosgol
Eisner Award winner and Comic-Con special guest Vera Brosgol (Anya's Ghost) talks about her background and influences in writing, art, and animation with YA rock star Holly Black (The Coldest Girl in Cold Town).

Saturday July 20, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 4

4:00pm

Team Cul de Sac
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 09, 05:13PM
Chris Sparks, editor and organizer of the Eisner Award-nominated Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinsons book, is joined by several contributors who will talk about the creation of this original cartoon art book done in tribute to Richard Thompson, Reuben Award winner and the creator of the comic strip Cul de Sac. The book features art from dozens of cartoonists in print and web, including the first original art published in 16 years by Bill Watterson of Calvin and Hobbes fame, and has helped raise over $105,000 towards Parkinsons research through the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Panelists scheduled to appear are Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate), Mark Tatulli (Lio), Lucas Turnbloom (Imagine This), Andrew Farago (curator, Cartoon Art Museum), Shaenon Garrity (Skin Horse, Narbonic), Rob Harrell (Monster on the Hill), Matthew Holm (Baby Mouse), and Jenni Holm (Baby Mouse) an Eisner Award nominee. Moderated by Tom Racine (Tall Tale Radio podcast).

Saturday July 20, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9

4:00pm

The Power of Geek: Superfandom and Why Brands, Media, and the World at Large Want In
Not too long ago, the only attention paid to geeks seemed to come from bullies lying in wait after school. Today, we're living in the age of the nerd-do-well, and it's the geeks (guys and girls) who are driving significant trends across all forms of entertainment, steering pop culture and being courted by corporate America. How did this happen, why is it important, and what does it mean for the future? And will it last? Join Bonfire Agency, the first marketing firm created to help brands establish and deepen connections with the superfan community in relevant, meaningful ways, as they lead an A-list of pop culture pundits to explore, discuss, and inevitably argue about our collective moment in the sun. Panelists include publisher Ted Adams (IDW Publishing), writer/producer/comic creator Grace Randolph (host of Beyond the Trailer), entertainment marketer Francis Mao (senior director creative services, Capcom), author Rob Salkowitz (Comic Con and the Business of Pop Culture), and Bonfire founding partner Ed Catto. Moderated by Steve Rotterdam, former senior vice president of sales and marketing at DC Comics and founding partner of Bonfire Agency. Please note: a donation to the Hero Initiative will be made for every conventioneer who attends and stays for the duration of the panel.

Saturday July 20, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 28DE

4:00pm

Oddball Comics with Scott Shaw!
Award-winning cartoonist Scott Shaw! (Annoying Orange, Simpsons Comics, Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!) returns to Comic-Con with an extra-lurid, extra-funny, new edition of his popular show featuring "the craziest comic books ever published." Even if you've seen some of these comic book covers many times before, when you see them blown up to the size of the side of a barn, you'll be amazed and delighted at the unbelievably hilarious hidden-in-plain-sight imagery that's revealed! See why Stan Lee says, "Wow, True Believers, I thought I'd seen it all, but Scott Shaw!'s hysterically hilarious Oddball Comics Live is the wildest, wackiest exposé of some of the craziest comic books I've ever seen! Or, to put it mildly, Scott's outrageous opuses are a blast!"

Saturday July 20, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 7AB

4:15pm

Warner Bros. and DC Entertainmen: Superman's 75th Anniversary Celebration
As the most recognizable superhero in the world, Superman has flown high in film, TV, radio, animation and, of course, comics for 75 glorious years. Join a star-studded panel, including cast, filmmakers, artists and writers from Superman's illustrious history-from Jack Larson (the original Jimmy Olsen from Adventures of Superman) and first-time Comic-Con panelist Tim Daly (Superman: The Animated Series) and reigning animated Supergirl Molly Quinn (Castle), to comics luminaries Paul Levitz, Grant Morrison, and Dan Jurgens, plus talent from the current blockbuster, Man of Steel -- as they reminisce and discuss the beloved character's many personifications, impressive history, and ongoing relevance within society and entertainment. And courtesy of Mattel and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, all fans attending the panel will receive a special Superman Quick Shots figure!

Saturday July 20, 2013 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 6A

4:30pm

Archaia Entertainment: Announcements, Sneak Previews, and What's Next!
Award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment (Mouse Guard, Jim Henson's Tale of Sand, Return of the Dapper Men), well known for its eclectic slate of stories and beautiful-looking publications, unveils the rest of its 2013 lineup, and there's something for everyone! For fantasy fans, hear about The Reason for Dragons from writer Chris Northrop and Will o' the Wisps from writer Tom Hammock and artist Megan Hutchinson. Like noir? Writer Matz is here all the way from France to tell you about his newest volume of The Killer! Sci-fi fans will be represented with a blast from the past by writer Andrew E. C. Gaska's new collection, Space: 1999-The Classics Remastered. You'll get exclusive sneak peeks of Giannis Milonogiannis's follow-up, Old City Blues Vol. 2, and Archaia's first-ever 3D graphic novel, The Joyners in 3D. Actress/producer Alyssa Milano will be on hand to announce her upcoming cyber-thriller graphic novel. If you like horror, actor/writer/director Dan Fogler has got another volume of his anthology graphic novel series Moon Lake up his sleeve. And finally, titles that are all- age appropriate include new volumes of Cow Boy, Spera, and Hopeless, Maine. All attendees will receive a copy of Archaia's 2012 Free Comic Book Day hardcover book.

Saturday July 20, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 8

4:30pm

Comics and Prose: The Graphic Novel Hybrid
The hybrid comic book/prose novel is on the rise. What makes this form so compelling for creators? Where is the form going? A conversation with creators Jeffrey Brown (Star Wars, Jedi Academy), Cecil Castellucci (OddDuck), Tom King (A Crowded Sky), Jim Pascoe (By the Balls), Janet Tashjian (My Life as a Cartoonist), and Nate Powell (March: Book One). Moderated by Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics) about the possibilities and challenges of marrying these two forms.

Saturday July 20, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 26AB

4:30pm

What's Next at Image Comics
Image Comics dropped some huge announcements earlier this month at their Image Expo media event. Now's your chance to get up close and personal with the creators and titles added to the increasingly legendary Image catalogue! Join Image publisher Eric Stephenson and a panel of talent to find out what the country's largest independent comics publisher has in store for the rest of 2013, 2014 and beyond. Moderated by Eric Stephenson and featuring panelists Ed Brubaker, J. Michael Straczynski, and Matt Fraction.

Saturday July 20, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 6DE

4:30pm

That '70s Panel
It was a time of change in comics, with a new generation intermingling with the old and taking command. Hear what it was like from Martin Pasko (Superman, Swamp Thing), Tony Isabella (Black Lightning, The Champions), Val Mayerik (Man-Thing, Howard the Duck), Elliott S! Maggin (Superman, Green Arrow), George Pérez (Teen Titans, Justice League), and moderator Mark Evanier (Groo the Wanderer, Blackhawk).

Saturday July 20, 2013 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Room 5AB

5:00pm

Beautiful Books: Graphic Design in Comics and Graphic Novels
Robbie Robbins, (IDW SVP/graphic artist), Keith Wood (Oni Press art director), Fawn Lau (VIZ graphic designer), Christopher Ross (Top Shelf director of digital publishing and book designer), and cartoonist/designer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) present a roundtable discussion about the shifting trends in graphic novel book design and the industry movement toward books as art objects. Moderated by Oni Press editor-in-chief and hopeless graphic design snob James Lucas Jones.

Saturday July 20, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 4

5:00pm

Spotlight on Sam Kieth
Sam Kieth is one of the quirkiest and most eccentric artists in comics. His unique art style and incredible drawing ability have won him legions of fans worldwide. Now, in an extremely rare appearance at Comic-Con, you can join Sam, with his long-time friend and editor Scott Dunbier, in an informal gabfest covering the wild spectrum that is Sam's career (Sandman, Wolverine, The Maxx, and much more).

Saturday July 20, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 9

5:00pm

Storytellers: Disney/ABC Knows Talent!
Along with Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm, Disney/ABC Television is home to some of the most creative storytellers in entertainment. Shalisha Francis (Co-Producer, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D); Chuck Kim (executive story editor, Heroes); and Rob Greenlea (director, Grey's Anatomy) joins talent development executives Frank Bennett Gonzalez and Janine Jones-Clark to share experiences and insight about the creative process and the necessary steps needed to break into television and land the job of your dreams. Discussion points include pitching and writing a compelling script, directing a solid episode of television, and the essentials of networking. Moderated by Ken Choy (Hyphen Magazine).

Saturday July 20, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 30CDE

5:15pm

Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
After failing to foil Malcolm Merlyn's undertaking, Oliver Queen and team look to get back on track by crossing another name off the list: Comic-Con 2013. Arrow series stars Stephen Amell (Hung), Katie Cassidy (Melrose Place), David Ramsey (Dexter), Emily Bett Rickards (Flicka: Country Pride), and Colton Haynes (Teen Wolf) -- with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern), Marc Guggenheim (Eli Stone), and Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe)-will take aim at San Diego with a special video presentation and panel discussion previewing the show's upcoming and much-buzzed-about second season, which will center on Oliver's transformation from vigilante to hero. Arrow: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet on September 17. Based on characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics, Arrow is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series returns for a second season this fall, airing Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.

Saturday July 20, 2013 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Ballroom 20

5:15pm

Comic-Con How-To: Portrait Painting Demonstration: Introducing Online Training in the Watts Atelier Method
Nationally renowned artist and owner of Watts Atelier of the Arts Jeffrey R. Watts demonstrates an alla prima oil portrait painting from a live model. Jeff will also introduce an exciting new opportunity to train in the Watts Method online.

Saturday July 20, 2013 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Room 2

5:30pm

Four-Day Comic Book Challenge
After four grueling days of comic making, the students from the "Little Fish Artist Intensive" will be presenting the collaborative comic they had four days to create during the days leading up to Comic-Con. Students will reflect on their experience as well as present their work alongside special guest instructor Klaus Janson (Daredevil: End of Days, Dark Knight Returns). Join Klaus and the students for this session moderated by Alonso Nunez and Patrick Yurick (Little Fish Comic Book Studio and American BOOOM!).

Saturday July 20, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 8

5:30pm

Jeff Smith and Terry Moore
Two of the industry's most successful and popular self-publishers Jeff Smith and Terry Moore once again join forces at Comic- Con! Don't miss your chance to listen to these longtime friends and industry colleagues discuss their best-known works (Bone,Strangers in Paradise), their current projects and future endeavors, and the state of self-publishing today. Q&A to follow.

Saturday July 20, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 24ABC

5:30pm

Spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski
Just when we thought we'd gotten rid of him once and for all, Comic-Con special guest J. Michael Straczynski created Studio JMS and its subsidiary Joe's Comics, via Image, which debuted Ten Grand this past May and will be launching a special variant edition right here at SDCC. We consider this the worst kind of retribution for our prior panel descriptions and are considering our next move. This may lead to fisticuffs. Oh, yeah, and he writes movies and TV and stuff like that. Whatever.

Saturday July 20, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 7AB

5:30pm

Gays in Comics XXVI
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 15, 03:31PM
"We're Here... We're Queer... NOW What?" Whether it's the high-flying world of capes, spandex, and gravity-defying breasts or wondrously down-to-earth slice-of-life, the LGBTQ presence in comics has evolved beyond inclusion and visibility. Moderators Roger Klorese (Prism Comics Board) and Paige Braddock (Jane's World) explore the next level of authentic LGBTQ storytelling with panelists Justin Hall (No Straight Lines),  Jane Espenson and Brad Bell (Husbands), Shena Wolf (Uclick/Universal Press Syndicate), Sina Grace (Li'l Depressed Boy; Not My Bag), Alex Woolfson (The Young Protectors), Polly Guo (Strongman and Pianist) and others to be announced. The panel will be followed by the annual Prism Comics Gays Comic Fan Mixer and Silent Auction hosted by and benefiting Prism Comics, the nonprofit organization that supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered comics, creators, and readers.

Saturday July 20, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Room 6A

5:45pm

Batman: The Animated Series Turns 21
Pop the champagne! The landmark television production Batman: The Animated Series turns 21 this year. Spend an hour with the creative core of this groundbreaking series -- Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Alan Burnett, and Eric Radomski -- as they recollect the dynamics of crafting a series that would have a resounding influence on Dark Knight properties -- and the entire animated television landscape -- for two decades and counting.

Saturday July 20, 2013 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Room 6DE

6:00pm

Dissecting Brands: How Do You Know What Makes Batman Batman?
Have you ever seen a movie or read a book and thought, that didn't feel like the character or franchise? There’s a reason for that—Join Brand + Entertainment Solutions’ Andy Schmidt (CEO, B+E Solutions), Jon Bresman (Star Wars/Mad Magazine veteran), Steve Drucker (VP of IP Development, Hasbro), and Josh Fialkov (award-nominated graphic novelist) for an in-depth journey on how to dissect characters and franchises—figuring out what makes them tick, what makes them work, and what’s vital to that brand or franchise.

Saturday July 20, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 30CDE

6:00pm

Financing Your Dream: Kickstarter Fundraising
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 12, 11:21AM
Need money to produce your film or write that novel?  Join this panel of experts on how to raise funds for your project using "Crowdfunding" sites such as Kickstarteror and Indiegogo.  These panelists have raised money for their projects - find out how they did it!  Marc Scott Zicree (Space Command, Star Trek TNG & Deep Space Nine, Babylon 5, Sliders, The Twilight Zone Companion), Michael Reaves (Blood Kiss, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Batman: The Animated Series, Hell on Earth), David Simkins (Warehouse 13, Adventures in Babysitting, Charmed, Blade: The Series, Dark Angel, The Dresden Files), Lynn Ayala (Lily, Starship Rising, Pain is Beautiful, Beauty Sleep Symphony, Carnies), Mark Gantt (Ocean's Eleven, The Bannen Way, Night Visitor, Annie Takes Off), Jimmy Diggs (The Crypto-Historians, Star Trek: Deep Sapce Nine, Star Trek: Voyager), Bryn Pryor (Cowboys & Engines)Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica, Cowboys & Engines). Moderated by Mark O’Bannon (The Dream Crystal, The Dark Mirrors of Heaven, Aia the Barbarian).

Saturday July 20, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 9

6:00pm

Marvel Studios: Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and many surprise guests provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel cinematic universe.

Saturday July 20, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hall H

6:00pm

Spiritual Themes in Comics
The center cannot hold! Major changes are sweeping through the world's faith communities and popular media reflect these concerns. What rough beast slouches toward San Diego to be born? Join the always lively CCAS panel on spiritual themes.

Saturday July 20, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 4

6:00pm

What's New at Action Lab Entertainment
From the award-winning Princeless to Ehmm Theory, NFL Rushzone, and Molly Danger, the mad scientists at Action Lab have been at the forefront of creating thought-provoking independent comics since 2010. Find out what's coming next from the most cutting-edge company in the industry. With president Kevin Freeman, creative director Dave Dwonch, Action Lab Danger Zone president Jason Martin, and creator Jeremy Dale (Skyward).

Saturday July 20, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 28DE

6:30pm

Lion Forge Comics Fall Lineup: Knight Rider, AirWolf, Saved by the Bell, Punky Brewster, Miami Vice, and more!
Some of your all-time favorite TV shows from the '80s are coming to comics with Lion Forge! Joining the event will be creators Joe Philips (Doctor Who), Rick Burchett (Lady Saber), Carl Reed (Lion Forge), Lorenzo Lizana (Lion Forge), Brandon Easton (Thundercats), Joelle Sellner (Jackie Chan Adventures), Geoff Thorne (Leverage), Jonathan London (Geekscape), Shannon Denton (DC/WildStorm), Flex Alexander (Snakes on a Plane), David Gorden (Bulletproof Knights), and some surprise guests.

Saturday July 20, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 26AB

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

7:00pm

From Comic Book King to Fine Artist Extraordinaire: A Chat with Robert Williams
Join friends and colleagues of a true underground comix heavyweight and accomplished fine artist, Robert Williams (ZAP Comix). Panelists include William Stout (illustrator, Wizards), Gwynned Vitello (president, Juxtapoz and Thrasher), Karl Meyer (president, Gentle Giant Studios), and Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics). Robert will take us though his incredible journey from ZAP Comix, his work with Big Daddy Roth, all the way to his current exploits in the heady realm of fine art. Moderated by Vitello.

Saturday July 20, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 4

7:00pm

Gaia Online
Chris Castagnetto (D. J. Helsing) is proud to be hosting the Official Gaia Online Panel. This is your chance to meet the Gaia staff, get your burning questions answered, and take a sneak peek at some of the great stuff Gaia has planned for 2013. Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes.

Saturday July 20, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 5AB

7:00pm

Gays Comic Fan Mixer and Silent Auction
Following the Gays in Comics XXVI panel is the annual Prism Comics Gays Comic Fan Mixer and Silent Auction, hosted by and benefiting Prism Comics, the nonprofit organization that supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered comics, creators, and readers. Mingle with comics fans and creators and stay for the special drawing of the "Comics Gift Basket" and the silent auction of incredible comics items, including original art.

Saturday July 20, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 6A

7:00pm

Hip-Hop and Comics: Cultures Combining
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 08, 05:34PM
Since its earliest days in the South Bronx, Hip-Hop culture has been linked to comic books: graffiti and album covers utilize superhero imagery, rappers adopt secret identities and grandiose aliases, and producers incorporate sensibilities and samples into their music. Comics creators respond in kind by using the elements of Hip-Hop in street-level storytelling, incorporating graffiti techniques into logo design and art styles, and quoting rap lyrics for context and content. Patrick A. Reed (editor of Depth of Field magazine) brings together visual artists, comic book legends, and musical innovators to talk about the historical ties between Hip-Hop and comics, look at how the forms have intersected over the last four decades, and showcase current and upcoming projects.

Saturday July 20, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 25ABC

7:00pm

Stripped: The Comics Documentary
It's the comic strip documentary four years in the making, featuring the first-ever interview with Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), as well as interviews with Jim Davis (Garfield), Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), Jean Schulz (Peanuts), Mike and Jerry (Penny Arcade), Matt Inman (The Oatmeal), and 60 more of the world's best cartoonists! Directors Frederick Schroeder and Dave Kellett, editor Ben Waters, and associate producer Jen Troy show extended clips you'll only see here, give you inside scoops about the interviews, talk about what fell to the cutting-room floor, and answer all your burning questions.

Saturday July 20, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 28DE

7:15pm

ComiKev 2013: Kevin Smith Uses His Mouth on You in Hall H
After all the interesting and exciting movie panels are over, Hall H belongs to a middle-aged man who hasn't made a flick in years! It's not Saturday night in Hall H 'til the Fat Lady sings...and that fat lady is the flight-challenged writer/director/podcaster/author/actor Kevin Smith! Ask ComiKev questions about the forthcoming Clerks III, or Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, or his AMC show Comic Book Men! Watch Kev over-answer while sweating profusely! Get in on a tradition and wrap up a busy Saturday with the Clown Prince of Comic-Con!

Saturday July 20, 2013 7:15pm - 9:00pm
Hall H

7:30pm

Angry Asian Media Makers
Lela Lee (creator of Angry Little Asian Girl, Angry Little Girls), Phil Yu (blogger, www.angryasianman.com), and Wesley Chan and Ted Fu (Wong Fu productions) discuss the ways that each of them create content and how they grow an engaged fan following. Join them for this Q&A session moderated by fan and dedicated follower Victor Lee.

Saturday July 20, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 8

7:30pm

YOE! Books: Pre-Code Comics' Worst Horror: Dr. Fredric Wertham!
Join the award-winning comics historian Craig Yoe, his pal Steve Banes from "The Horrors of It All" blog, and additional panelists for a lively discussion and Q&A session about the comics that gave you night terrors, before the U.S. Senate and Dr. Frederic Wertham shut them down during THEIR OWN reign of terror! Hi-jinx, fun, and thoughtful discourse will abound!

Saturday July 20, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 26AB

7:30pm

CBLDF Live Art Auction!
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund hosts its biggest auction of the year, the Comic-Con Live Art Auction! This year’s auction will feature lots for bidding curated by some of comicdom’s top editors, dealers, and fans. With an amazing array of everything from pin-ups, original pages, sketches, and concept art, there is something for every taste and every price range, featuring work from such luminaries as Jim Lee, Charlie Adlard, Jock, Yoshitaka Amano, Jill Thompson, Jeffrey Brown, Tim Seeley, Cliff Chiang, Jonathan Case, Brandon Graham, James Stokoe, and more! Preview images and bidding instructions are available to see at the CBLDF’s booth in the Comic-Con Exhibit Hall!

Saturday July 20, 2013 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Sapphire Ballroom CD, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

8:00pm

Rude Dude: The Steve Rude Documentary
Ian Fischer (filmmaker) and Ross Williams (composer) screen clips from the feature documentary on legendary comic book artist Steve Rude (Nexus, World's Finest, Moth) and discuss the making of the film that took over five years to finish. Following the screening will be an open Q&A.

Saturday July 20, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 28DE

8:00pm

Valiant Comics: The Unofficial 'Second Summer of Valiant'
The landmark return of the Valiant Universe enters it's second year. Celebrate with Valiant fans across the world with exclusive info and special guests including Valiant CEO and chief creative officer Dinesh Shamdesani. See an exclusive never before seen sneak peak of events during the Summer of Valiant and what comes after, available only at this panel. Expect an exciting hour of surprises and an ask-anything panel, up close and personal. Q&A moderated by Brian Wells (valiantfans.com).

Saturday July 20, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 4

8:00pm

World Building and Story Development
Intertwining the information you need within a compelling story is both craft and art. Hear our panel of expert storytellers share how they handle both while creating memorable characters readers love. With panelists Gini Koch, Robert Roach, Melissa Jarvis and Jeffrey Twohig.

Saturday July 20, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 9
 
Sunday, July 21
 

10:00am

Comic-Con How-to: Painting Comics
Through a painting demonstration, Scott Hampton explains techniques that are useful for clear storytelling in comics.

Sunday July 21, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 2

10:00am

DC Comics Superman: The New 52 Era
The Last Son of Krypton is one of the most recognized pop culture icons of all time, and this year, Superman is set to soar to new heights! Find out what makes The Man of Steel the hero that he is with the writers and artists who bring him to life: DC Comics group editor Eddie Berganza, Tony Daniel (Action Comics), Jim Lee (Superman: Unchained), Scott Lobdell (Action Comics, Superman), Michael Alan Nelson (Supergirl), Scott Snyder (Superman: Unchained), and others.

Sunday July 21, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6DE

10:00am

Emily the Strange Panel Experience
Join Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger and special guests to see the premiere of the Emily and the Strangers FIRST animated music video and single. See and hear private, behind-the-scenes footage in the recording studio and "making of" the animation. Take a sneak peek at the new comic book Emily and the Strangers #3 by Dark Horse Comics and hear more about the making of this new series and how it comes to life with Emily's new band. There will be time for Q&A, including updates on the development of the motion picture with Universal Pictures and Dark Horse Entertainment. Reger will be encouraging "audience participation" to get giveaways, so bring on your strange and show him what you've got!

Sunday July 21, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC

10:00am

How to Conquer Earth, One Image at a Time: The Power of Visual Literacy
An all-star panel of kids comics creators and educators discuss how to use color, line, text, and page design to create effective visual messages. Kids will be encouraged to incorporate tips when creating their own "Earth invasion message or icon." Panelists include Larry Marder (Beanworld, CBLDF), Royden Lepp (Rust), John Green (Teen Boat), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), and Talia Hurwich (Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth), moderated by Meryl Jaffe (Using Content-Area Graphic Novels for Learning, Johns Hopkins University).

Sunday July 21, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 30CDE

10:00am

Kids: Comics in Action!
Comics battle! Before your very eyes, some of your favorite comics creators -- Jeffrey Brown (Star Wars Jedi Academy), Michael Fry (The Odd Squad), Matthew Holm (Babymouse), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), and Raina Telgemeier (Drama) will compete in an action-packed, high-stakes, no-holds-barred drawing championship for your approval! Who will win? It's up to you to pick the best comics! Moderated by Jennifer L. Holm (Babymouse).

Sunday July 21, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 7AB

10:00am

Spotlight on Mike Norton
Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton talks about his career, influences, and art process in an interview and audience Q&A with moderator John Siuntres, host of the Word Balloon Comic Book Podcast. They'll look at Mike's early years working on G.I. Joe and The Badger, his years creating heroes and villains for Marvel and DC, and his current groundbreaking work on the Image Comics series Revival and his own creation Battlepug. You'll hear about Mike's conversion from paper to digital drawing and his thoughts on the current comic book market.

Sunday July 21, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 4

10:00am

The Christian Comics Arts Society General Meeting
Join fellow Christian fans and artists for a brief devotional period, followed by an in-depth analysis on interpreting the Bible in graphic format. Open to all who wish to attend.

Sunday July 21, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 28DE

10:00am

Jack Kirby Tribute Panel
Each year, we set aside time to talk about Comic-Con's first superstar guest and the man they call The King of the Comics, Jack Kirby. Jack left us in 1994, but his influence on comics, film, and this convention has never been greater. Discussing the man and his work this year are Neil Gaiman, Tony Isabella, and Kirby family attorney Paul S. Levine. And of course, it's moderated by Mark Evanier.

Sunday July 21, 2013 10:00am - 11:15am
Room 5AB

10:30am

Comics Arts Conference Session #12: Superman on Trial: The Secret History of the Siegel and Shuster Lawsuits
Five years after the Siegel heirs won a historic victory and regained a share of the Superman copyright, a higher court has set aside the verdict and shut down the Shuster estate's claim. As we face the final chapter of the Superman copyright dispute, this panel will explain what is really happening. What crucial details were overlooked or misinterpreted? Is there still hope for other creators? Or does Superman's 75th anniversary mark the end of truth, justice, and the American dream? Moderated by The Beat's Heidi MacDonald, with commentary by Siegel and Shuster biographer Brad Ricca (Case Western Reserve University), this panel features the legal analysis of Jeff Trexler (Fordham Law School), whose influential commentary on the Superman lawsuits set a new standard for comics-related legal analysis and also became part of the case.

Sunday July 21, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 26AB

10:30am

Funky Winkerbean's 40th+ Anniversary
Comic-Con special guest Tom Batiuk will be taking you on a humorous and informative journey through the Funkyverse as he delves into the origin and history of his syndicated comic strip Funky Winkerbean. Joining him is DC Comics colorist Alex Sinclair, whose current credits include Superman: Unchained, Green Lantern, Astro City, and Teen Titans, and the talented guy who was the colorist on Batiuk's Pulitzer Finalist book Lisa's Story.

Sunday July 21, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 8

11:00am

IDW Kids Comics: A Panel for All Ages! Ponies, Turtles, and More!
Editors Sarah Gaydos, Bobby Curnow, and Tom Waltz (and a host of amazing creators) discuss the growing slate of all-ages titles at IDW -- including My Little Pony, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures, Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Ghostbusters, Popeye, KISS Kids, and more. Plus, free comics!

Sunday July 21, 2013 11:00am - 12:00am
Room 4

11:00am

60 Years of Bazooka Joe
Bazooka Joe and his Gang have been synonymous with bubble gum since ever their debut in 1953, providing an irresistible combination of cheap laughs wrapped around pink, sugary sweetness. Celebrate these iconic minicomics and Bazooka Joe's 60th anniversary with the latest Topps book from Abrams ComicArts as Charles Kochman (editorial director of Abrams ComicArts) and Ira Friedman (vice president of licensing and publishing at The Topps Company) reveal the unlikely story of cartoonist Wesley Morse and writer Woody Gelman's creation with a slideshow of rare comics, jokes, fortunes, tiny ads for mail- order merchandise, and video clips. Giveaways include T-shirts and other surprises.

Sunday July 21, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 32AB

11:00am

Creating Comics the comiXology Way
From early experiments like Box 13 and Valentine to more recent efforts like Power Play, Marvel's Infinite Comics, Atomic Robo, and DC's Batman '66, comiXology's Guided View has ushered in a new era in comic book creation. Now, you can find out what it takes to create amazing Guided View comics straight from comiXology co-founder John D. Roberts and Reilly Brown, co-creator of Power Play and artist on AvX Infinite Comics.

Sunday July 21, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 7AB

11:00am

How and Why to Write a Great All-Ages Comic Book
Some of the biggest "kids" in comics discuss the current state of the industry and what steps are necessary for comics to secure a place in the hearts and minds of the next generation. What are the benefits and challenges involved in writing all-ages comics? How are licensed comics playing a role in our future? How might webcomics, digital publishing, emerging technologies, and self-publishing change the landscape? And how can we ensure that more young readers today become readers for life? Panelists include Andy Runton (Owly), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Katie Cook (My Little Pony), Mike Kunkel (Herobear and the Kid), Neo Edmund (Jurassic Strike Force 5), Otis Frampton (Oddly Normal), Royden Lepp (Rust), and Jimmy Gownley (creator of Amelia Rules!). Moderated by all-ages comics writer and editor Joe LeFavi (Fraggle Rock).

Sunday July 21, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE

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

11:00am

Spotlight on Adam Hughes
Join Comic-Con special guest Adam Hughes (comic book artist and illustrator, Catwoman, Wonder Woman, Fairest, Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan) and moderator Mark Walters (BigFanboy.com) for a conversation covering highlights of Adam's career. Adam will answer fan questions and offer commentary on some of his own artwork.

Sunday July 21, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 25ABC

11:15am

Meet the Co-Publishers
As co-publishers of DC Entertainment, Jim Lee and Dan DiDio are the driving forces behind DC Comics -- The New 52, Vertigo, MAD, DC's digital initiative, and much more. This up-close-and-personal panel gives you a chance to step up and ask questions about your favorite comic book publishers!

Sunday July 21, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6DE

11:15am

Women of Marvel
From Captain Marvel to the X-Men, from Twitter to tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in comics. Join the conversation as women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it's like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry! Panelists include writer Louise Simonson (New Mutants), editor Jeanine Schaefer, Marvel AR producer and photographer Judy Stephens, and some other special guests!

Sunday July 21, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 5AB

11:30am

Faith Erin Hicks in Conversation with Jeff Smith
Comic-Con special guest Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong) discusses her creative process, her comics career, and her recent and upcoming graphic novels with Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Jeff Smith (Bone).

Sunday July 21, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8

11:30am

Comics Arts Conference Session #13: What Are We Seeing Here? Negotiating Religious Presence and Purpose in Comics, Comix, and Webcomics
This panel examines the intersection of religion and comics in two ways: the presentation of religion in comics and comics' influence on religion and society. Toby Braden Johnson (University of California, Riverside) discusses depictions of Islam in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, considering both the comics' creators and the analysis of the comics themselves and bringing to light comics' role as a source of social and religious commentary. Sean Sagan (University of California, Riverside) analyzes the True Komix religious tracts published by new religious movement Family International during the 1970s-1980s and asks how this group's sexualized theologies manifest in comic exegesis. Cori Knight (University of California, Riverside) considers acts of creation present in the webcomic Girl Genius. Set in a scientific world, the way the comic's characters create freely or undertake acts of self-creation merits investigation.

Sunday July 21, 2013 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 26AB

11:30am

Comic-Con How-To: Using Panels to Shape Visual Storytelling
When designing your comic page, should you use a grid with six-panels or nine? Should you use a grid at all? With input from the audience, Durwin Talon and Guin Thompson will demonstrate how changing the number of panels per page and the flow of information from panel to panel impacts the reader.

Sunday July 21, 2013 11:30am - 1:15pm
Room 2

11:45am

Teen Titans Go! Screening and Q&A
This is a must-Go! panel for all Teen Titans fans, as Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Raven make their triumphant return to Comic-Con! Fans will be treated to a brand-new episode, as well as exclusive footage that will be screened only at Comic-Con! Following the screening, join producer Aaron Horvath (MAD) and members of the voice cast for a Q&A as they give fans a peek behind the cape at all the upcoming comedic mayhem that will be going on inside Titans Tower. From Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Tuesdays at 7:30/6:30c on Cartoon Network.

Sunday July 21, 2013 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 6BCF

12:00pm

Build Your Own Monster with Oni Press and Friends!
Join artists Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin), Scott C. (Double Fine Action ComicsGreat Showdowns), Joey Weiser (Mermin), and others for a fun interactive monster-creation art battle! Kids of all ages are welcome, and every attendee receives free comics!

Sunday July 21, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 32AB

12:00pm

Creating Comics for Kids
Want to know what it takes to create super awesome comics for kids? Come hang out with the guys and girls who are making it happen every day: Neo Edmund (Red Riding -- Rise of the Werewolf Huntress, Jurassic Strike Force 5), Joe LeFavi (Fraggle Rock, editorial director for Jim Henson Co.), Thomas Zahler (My Little Pony, Love and Capes), Barbara Kesel (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony), Heather Nuhfer (Fraggle Rock, Strawberry Shortcake), and moderator Adira Edmund (Windy Hollows, MFA English Literature).

Sunday July 21, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 30CDE

12:00pm

George R. R. Martin Discusses the Skin Trade Adaptation
George R. R. Martin, the New York Times bestselling author and the mind behind HBO's massively successful Game of Thrones, discusses his novels, his projects, and the wicked new Skin Trade comic book series! His novels are the most anticipated releases in fiction, and the Game of Thrones series has captivated audiences worldwide. This is your chance to find out direct from the creative mastermind himself what twists, turns, and unfortunate ends your favorite characters are in for and why Skin Trade will make your skin crawl.

Sunday July 21, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 25ABC

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

12:00pm

Spotlight on Jerry Ordway
Comic-Con special guest Jerry Ordway (artist, writer of Superman, Shazam, and many other characters over 30 years) talks to Mike Carlin (editor during the Death of Superman era) about his career. Join Jerry and Mike for a free-form hour of reminiscences, audience questions, and general fun.

Sunday July 21, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 4

12:15pm

CBLDF's Banned Comics Jam!
Celebrate Banned Comics with Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son), Chris Burnham (Batman Incorporated), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), and special guests who will create live art, paying homage to the cartoonists, authors and characters who've created the great banned books of our time. Some of the greatest authors have been banned, from Judy Blume and Neil Gaiman to Alan Moore and Mark Twain. Join the CBLDF and these great creators as they talk censorship and make once-in-a-lifetime art about the banned greats! Get a chance to watch live art made before your eyes, learn about censorship, and bid to win the pieces made here to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Sunday July 21, 2013 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Room 5AB

12:30pm

Secret Origin of Good Readers Breakout Sessions
Utilize the best ways to incorporate comic books in your schools and libraries. This rare opportunity to work first h and with experts in the field of comic book literature in small groups can help you do just that. Sessions are with Anina Bennett (Boilerplate, Heartbreakers): How to use historical fiction and teach comics in high school/university settings; Karen Green (Columbia University): What to look for when selecting comic books for your research/academic library; Dave Elliott (Weirding Willows, Titan Books): How to use Weirding Willows in elementary through university settings; Jesse McCann (New York Times bestselling author, Shrek, Scooby Doo): Choosing the right all-ages comic books for your classroom or library; Nancy McCann (Comics Unlimited): Working with your local comic book stores, how to find them, what to ask for; or Bill McGrath. using comic books in Juvenile Court Schools. Limited educator goodie bags and Looking Glass Wars trilogy book sets courtesy of Frank Beddor for those attending both panels. Free 70-page The Secret Origin of Good Readers companion resource book [PDF] and other useful materials at www.night-flight.com/secretorigin, courtesy of XMission.com.

Sunday July 21, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 23ABC

12:30pm

X-Men
Get the lowdown on X-Men: Battle of the Atom, the massive X-Men event that will forever change the landscape of the X-Universe! What happens when the original five X-Men come face-to-face with the future X-Men? Heads will roll in this fateful time-space showdown! Plus, find out the latest on all the other corners of mutant-dom! Editor Jeanine Schaefer, senior editor Nick Lowe, and writers Brian Michael Bendis (All-New X-Men), Paul Cornell (Wolverine), Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), Sam Humphries (Uncanny X-Force), and Brian Posehn (Deadpool) bring you your definitive one-stop shop for all things X-Men!

Sunday July 21, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6DE

1:00pm

All-Ages Comics Have Arrived
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 11, 05:35PM
Quality all-ages comics are back and better than ever! We’re not just talking about “kids” comics, we’re talking about amazing comics that can be enjoyed by young, old and everyone in between. KaBOOM!  Editor Shannon Watters as she has a lively and fun conversation with all-ages creators including Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani (Aw Yeah! Comics, Tiny Titans), Mike Kunkel (Herobear & the Kid), Raina Telgemeier (Drama), Mike Holmes (Bravest Warriors), and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy, Nickelodeon Magazine) about this phenomenal resurgence!

Sunday July 21, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 24ABC

1:00pm

Archie Action Hour: Sonic the Hedgehog, and Mega Man
Get ready for action! It's been a huge year for the two most popular video game comic titles as Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man joined together for the first time ever in this year's biggest crossover event: Worlds Collide -- and it's only going to get better! Executive director of editorial Paul Kaminski is joined by Archie Comics president Mike Pellerito, writer Ian Flynn (Sonic the Hedgehog), and artists Ryan Jampole (Mega Man), Jon Gray (Sonic the Hedgehog), and Evan Stanley (Sonic the Hedgehog). See exclusive artwork, learn about upcoming storylines, and more. All that plus attendees will power-up with a gift bag chock full of Archie Action Awesomeness! Be there!

Sunday July 21, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 28DE

1:00pm

Beware the Batman Screening and Q&A
The Dark Knight makes his return to television in this new action-packed CG animated series. A cool new take on the classic franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman's core characters with a rogues' gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. With backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City's criminal underworld, led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad, and Magpie. After screening a new episode, producers Glen Murakami (Teen Titans) and Mitch Watson (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated) and others will take attendees into the shadows of Gotham City for a lively discussion on the adventures that await Batman this season. From Warner Bros. Animation, Beware the Batman airs Saturday mornings at 10:00 ET/PT on Cartoon Network.

Sunday July 21, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 6BCF

1:00pm

Cartoon Design For Kids
Hey Kids! It's time to get happy, have fun, and be funny! Kristian Andrew Sather (Jetsons, kristiansather.blogspot.com ) returns to Comic-Con with his popular cartooning workshop. Kristian will demonstrate the techniques used in drawing funny cartoon characters. You will learn how to draw your own cartoon characters using basic geometric shapes and more.

Sunday July 21, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 30CDE

1:00pm

Chronicle Books: Behind the Scenes of a Pop Culture Powerhouse
With several New York Times bestsellers this year, Chronicle Books's unique blend of distinctive, entertaining publishing hits the right spot for both consumers and creators. Get sneak peeks at upcoming projects and meet editor Steve Mockus, designers Michael Morris and Neil Egan, and authors Jeffrey Brown (Vader's Little Princess), Francesco Marciuliano (I Could Pee on This), Brandon Bird (Brandon Bird's Astonishing World of Art), and Michael McMillian (True Blood: Field Guide to Vampires).

Sunday July 21, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 32AB

1:00pm

Comics Arts Conference Session #14: Comics and the Punk Aesthetic
Comics have long had a connection with subculture. In the punk movement, comics found an aesthetic that could help preach a message to the counterculture. This panel examines how both mainstream and underground comics have borrowed and used the punk aesthetic for their own means. Christopher B. Field (Southern Illinois University-Carbondale) discusses OMAC by Jack Kirby and how the underappreciated work uses the punk aesthetic. Michael MacBride (Minnesota State University) examines how punk music and Justin Green's Binky Brown react differently to male sexuality. Christopher Douglas (Southern Illinois University) compares the aesthetic of the Japanese cyberpunk manga Akira to the bosozoku motorcycle gangs of the 1980s. Keegan Lannon (Aberystwyth University) discusses Grant Morrison's The Invisibles as a punk manifesto.

Sunday July 21, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 26AB

1:00pm

Spotlight on Dan Jurgens
Former Superman editor Mike Carlin talks with longtime writer/artist Dan Jurgens about his work in comics, how he started, why he did the things he did, what he enjoyed most, what he might have done differently, and new projects on the horizon.

Sunday July 21, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 4

1:30pm

Shattering Convention in Comic Book Storytelling
Moderated by Racebending.com, this panel of comic book authors discuss their experiences writing diverse and innovative work for big franchises, indie, small press, and web comics. Brandon Thomas (Miranda Mercury), Gene Yang (Avatar: The Last Airbender), and Gail Simone (The Movement) will discuss diversity without stereotyping, creating compelling heroes and villains, and reader advocacy.

Sunday July 21, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 23ABC

1:30pm

Spotlight on Ted Naifeh
Comic-Con special guest Ted Naifeh talks about his work on the all-ages titles Courtney Crumrin and Polly and the Pirates and reveals what's in store for the Eisner Award-nominated writer/artist.

Sunday July 21, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 8

1:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Advanced 3D/CG Comic Art
Brian Haberlin will demonstrate advanced 3D and computer graphics comic art techniques that will speed up and improve your story telling. He will show you how to use a wide range of programs, from Zbrush to Poser to Sketchup. Learn all the tricks no other pro will show you!

Sunday July 21, 2013 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room 2

1:45pm

Avengers, X-Men, Dr. Strange and Sgt Fury 50th
Marvel Comics's first wave of superhero creations in the 1960s have proven to have remarkable staying power and worldwide appeal. The Avengers, X-Men, Dr. Strange, and Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos (which introduced Nick Fury) all celebrate their 50th anniversaries this year. When Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko created the characters half a century ago, little did they know what they brought into the comics world. Since then numerous writers and artists have told the tales of these heroes, including Comic-Con special guests Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers and X-Men), Frank Brunner (Dr. Strange), John Romita, Jr. (just about every Marvel hero), and Roy Thomas, who was there almost at the beginning with Stan, Jack and Steve and contributed his own memorable takes on the Avengers and X-Men.

Sunday July 21, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 5AB

2:00pm

Cover Story: The Art of the Cover
What does it take to make a great cover for a comic book? Let's ask four of the top artists...all folks who've created some of the best. Come hear the "shop talk" of Jerry Ordway (Superman, The Power of Shazam), Gary Frank (Action Comics, DC Universe: Legacies), Dan Jurgens (Superman, Booster Gold), and Chris Samnee (Daredevil, Thor). Moderated by Mark Evanier.

Sunday July 21, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 25ABC

2:00pm

Death Dealing Mechs, Comic Books, and Video Games: The World of Hawken
Heavy metal comes to Comic-Con! Khang Le (creative director/co-founder, Adhesive Games) and Mark Long (CEO, Meteor Entertainment) discuss Hawken, the free-to-play fast-paced giant mech shooter, showing how the rich universe has transcended from its roots as a game to encompass comics, collectibles, and filmed entertainment, expanding and breathing life into the larger mythology. Drew Seldin (Project Triforce) will be showing a meticulously detailed new mech premiere scale statue, Michael Kennedy (Archaia Entertainment) will reveal details of the Hawken monthly digital comic series, and Scott Robertson (Design Studio Press) will guide us through an early look at the Art of Hawken art book. Other announcements and debuts are also in store, and the audience will leave with a special gift in hand. Ignite the fight in San Diego!

Sunday July 21, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 28DE

2:00pm

Drawing DC: DC Kids Edition
Sunday at Comic-Con International is one of DCE's favorite days of the show! Talent relations director Larry Ganem with the Eisner Award-winning team of Art Baltazar and Franco (Superman Family Adventures, The Green Team), and the ever dynamic Dustin Nguyen (Li'l Gotham) as they showcase their artistic talents in a panel fun for all ages!

Sunday July 21, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 30CDE

2:00pm

Keenspot 2013: Red Giant Expands to Consume the Earth
Pioneering webcomics publisher Keenspot returns for their giant-sized 13th annual Comic-Con panel with strategic partner Red Giant Entertainment in tow! Earlier this year Red Giant formally announced its revolutionary free print comic book initiative, the "Giant-Size" line distributing one million free copies every single week to stores across the country beginning in 2014, and this is the place they'll be revealing new details on each title and the awesome creators at their helms! Plus, get the latest news on the Last Blood and Wayward Sons movie adaptations and much more. Creators scheduled to appear include Benny Powell (Wayward Sons), David Campiti (Exposure), Terry Keefe (Tesla), John Gallagher (BuzzBoy), Steven Parke (Medusa's Daughter), David Lawrence (Sherwood), Thomas Fischbach (Twokinds), and Bobby Crosby (Last Blood, Marry Me). All attendees will receive a free poster!

Sunday July 21, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 4

2:00pm

Today's Kids' Heroes...and Why They Don't Wear Capes
An all-star panel of kids comics authors, game designers, illustrators, and educators discuss why today's heroes are often nerdy, quirky, flawed figures battling everyday challenges of social pressure and belonging, and have dropped the capes. Implications for developing the next superhero for aspiring writers, students, and educators will also be discussed. Panelists include Jennifer Holm (Babymouse, Squish), Jonathan Hamel (Tomb Raider), Scott Peterson (Batman: Gotham Adventures), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Tim Travaglini (Open Road Media), Joe Kelly (I Kill Giants, Four Eyes, Man of Action Studios), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), and Talia Hurwich (Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth). Moderated by Meryl Jaffe (Using Content-Area Graphic Novels for Learning, Johns Hopkins University).

Sunday July 21, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 32AB

2:30pm

Comics Arts Conference Session #15: The Culture of Comic-Con: Field Studies of Fans and Marketing
Comic-Con offers students of popular culture an amazing venue to study how culture is marketed to and practiced by its fans. Alissa Butler (University of Massachusetts-Boston), Krystal Dean (Wittenberg University), Charity Fowler (Virginia Commonwealth University), Regina Gasser (Wittenberg University), Kenneth J. Garrett (Lynchburg College), Kenley Hoover (Lynchburg College), Nathan Knoebber (Wittenberg University), Sarah Lavinder (Lynchburg College), Lauren Levitt (New York University Steinhardt), and Jessica Stephenson (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) present initial findings from a week-long ethnographic field study of the intersection of fan practice at the nexus of cultural marketing and fan culture that is Comic-Con 2013. Matthew J. Smith (Wittenberg University) moderates.

Sunday July 21, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 26AB

2:45pm

Joe's Comics' Sidekick
J. Michael Straczynski, Studio JMS CEO Patricia Tallman, editor Phil Smith, and other luminaries discuss Joe's Comics, the new creator-owned imprint from Image. They will be debuting their new title, Sidekick, here at SDCC and providing a glimpse of additional projects coming soon from Joe's Comics.

Sunday July 21, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 5AB

3:00pm

Archaia Entertainment: The Year of Mouse Guard
After its debut, Mouse Guard has become one of the most popular, beloved, and honored stories in comics, and in 2013, creator David Petersen is not slowing down! This year will see the release of the Mouse Guard Vol. 3: The Black Axe hardcover and the debut of the four-issue Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 miniseries (followed by the release of a hardcover that collects them). In addition, from Skelton Crew comes collectible replica Black Axes, the first in a line of Mouse Guard replica weapons! Moderated by Mel Caylo (Archaia's marketing manager), join the Eisner Award-winning Petersen and guests, including Jeremy Bastian, Israel Skelton, and more to be announced as they give you a behind-the-scenes look at the making of all this Mouse Guard goodness, preview art from upcoming releases, and answer everything you wanted to know about Mouse Guard! Every attendee will receive a Comic-Con exclusive print of an original David Petersen drawing. Plus, one lucky audience member will win a free copy of the limited Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 Black and White Edition!

Sunday July 21, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 28DE

3:00pm

Comic-Con How-To: Drawing with Jim Lee
Join DC Entertainment co-publisher, Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman: Hush) as he talks about his 25+ years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen in this engaging panel. This is a great opportunity to watch the creative process first-hand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Entertainment's characters to life.

Sunday July 21, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2

3:00pm

Diamond Select Toys: The Best of All Worlds
Chuck Terceira (director, Diamond Select Toys) and Zach Oat (marketing supervisor) preview upcoming DST products, including Marvel Select, Star Trek Starships, Universal Monsters, Batman, and a brand-new license, with a Q&A to follow.

Sunday July 21, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB

3:00pm

Publisher's Weekly: What's Next for Graphic Novels in Libraries
Graphic novels have become one of the hottest categories in libraries nationwide, with reader requests driving more and more libraries to acquire significant collections. Publishers Weekly Comics World's Heidi MacDonald explores the latest developments, including content challenges, digital lending, collection development, ways authors can connect with libraries, the rise of comics for younger readers, and what Common Core will mean for the whole field. With Eva Volin (Alameda Free Library), Karen Green (Columbia University), Josh Elder (Reading with Pictures), and Scott Robins (Toronto Public Library, A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics).

Sunday July 21, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 32AB

3:00pm

Spotlight on Neil Gaiman
Comic-Con special guest Neil Gaiman has crossed over into numerous media. From comics to novels, from kids' books to animation, from television to movies, Neil remains one of the most popular creators in the world. Visiting Comic-Con this year to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his seminal comics creation The Sandman, he'll talk about everything that's going on his career right now.

Sunday July 21, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 6DE

3:00pm

Turning Your Left-Brain Power into Drawing Skills
Dr. Wei Xu (artist/mathematician, author of Drawing in the Digital Age) explains how simple math and science knowledge can be utilized to make observational drawing much easier to learn.

Sunday July 21, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 30CDE

3:00pm

Where Do Ideas Come From? Banishing the Blank Page
Writer's block? Artistic anemia? Get unstuck! Former DC, Dark Horse, and CrossGen writer/editor Barbara Randall Kesel (MLP:FIM Fluttershy) outlines strategies and tips for artists and writers facing the Dreaded Dead Brain Doom -- a blank page and no ideas for what to write or draw, or how to get started.

Sunday July 21, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 4

3:30pm

First Second: Gene Yang and Paul Pope In Conversation
First Second authors Paul Pope (Battling Boy) and Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints) discuss their creative process, their magical-realist storytelling techniques, and their exciting upcoming books -- projects that each author has been working on for the past five years.

Sunday July 21, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 26AB

3:45pm

Pro/Fan Trivia Match
Len Wein (creator of Wolverine) leads his Purple Pros against comics fan trivia buffs Tom Galloway, David Oates, and Peter Svensson in a contest of trivia about characters and concepts who debuted in 1963 and celebrate their Golden Anniversary this year, such as the X-Men, Avengers, Doom Patrol, JLA-JSA team-ups, and more. Come for the trivia, stay for the bad jokes and trash talk!

Sunday July 21, 2013 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Room 5AB

4:00pm

Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule
A goal, a good idea, discipline, and skills are only the start of what you need for your project to succeed. Knowing the basics of group dynamics, forming and then working with a group without mortally wounding each other is the difference between your project's success or failure. This panel is the one-stop place to learn the 101s of those topics. No matter which industry (comics, illustration, movies, design, animation, or costuming/cosplay), "breaking in" has never been more apt a term than in today's media. It is a full-time job, and you only have part-time hours to accomplish it. The panelists represent a broad cross section of levels of authority, departments, media, work pipelines, and sizes of organizations from a variety of media, including illustration, writing, design, animation, podcasting, and live-action filming. Topher Davila (art director, GeekdomWear.com and co-creator/co-producer, We're Always Like This), Sean Glumace (digital arts instructor at Golden West College, comic book letterer), Kevin Flessing (co-writer, We're Always Like This), Mario Martinez (co-creator, TomatoTV), Aleister Gilgrim (creative director, ICS Mobile), Brendan Creecy (Radio BrendoMan podcast), Ron Coleman (molecular geneticist and writer), Jonelle Davila (co-producer, We're Always Like This), and Chris Dickens (writer and co-creator of Vigilante Project) provide content that is a mixture of speaking, questions and some short interactive applications where the audience can directly apply the topics covered.

Sunday July 21, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 24ABC

4:00pm

Get Comics Anywhere
Patrick Yurick and Alonso Nunez (Little Fish Comic Book Studio and American BOOOM! founders) lead a discussion on how the advent of 21st century tools such as phone and tablet apps, responsive web design, Google+ hangouts OnAir, Facebook, webcomics, and more have changed everything about how comics get read by consumers. Panelists include Dan Archer (comics journalist, Archcomix.com), Mark Luetke (web developer and adjunct professor at VCUarts, 2816 Monument), Jesus Flores and Phuc Nguyen (app developers and American BOOOM! app development team), and Jason Brubaker (reMINDblog.com and MakingComics.com).

Sunday July 21, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 28DE

4:00pm

The Battle for Multicultural Heroes
The pop culture explosion through gaming, comics, TV, and film has opened up new opportunities for cultural diversity; however, many obstacles still exists. In this humorous but poignant discussion, Diverse geek experts discuss breaking ethnic stereotypes and what changes need to happen for us to boldly go into the future. Panelists include Tony B. Kim (founder of Crazy4ComicCon.com), Andre Meadows (creator of Black Nerd Comedy on YouTube), Linda Le (cosplayer and designer), and Marlene Bonnelly (producer of ILikeComicsToo.com).

Sunday July 21, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 7AB