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Thursday, July 18
 

10:30am

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

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

10:30am

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

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

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

11:30am

Masters of the Web
Some of the most prominent and influential film pundits on the web discuss the film industry, writing for film online, film fandom, and a whole lot more with a special focus on the world of horror this year. Moderated by the director and writer of the upcoming Lionsgate film You're Next, Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett. Panelists include Ryan Turek (ShockTillYouDrop.com), Evan Dickson (Bloody-Disgusting.Com), Grae Drake (RottenTomatoes.Com), Heather Wixson (DreadCentral.Com), Lawrence Raffel (FearNet.com), James "Jimmy O" Oster (JoBlo.com), and hosted by John Campea (AMC Theatres). AMC is generously providing free movies passes to all attendees of the panel this year!

Thursday July 18, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 24ABC

12:00pm

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

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

12:00pm

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

1:00pm

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

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

1:45pm

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

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

2:00pm

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

3:00pm

We Still Love the '80s: 1983
Our 1982 panel was such a success, it's only apropos that it get a sequel. Welcome to 1983, now in 3D. If you thought nothing can compare to the greatest geek year ever, 1982, you're only half right. Get ready as GEEK magazine takes you back to the future; the year of such films as Return of the Jedi, War Games, The Right Stuff, Risky Business, Vacation, Scarface, Zelig, A Christmas Story, Blue Thunder, Krull, Psycho II, the 3D triptych of Spacehunter, Jaws 3-D, and Parasite and, of course, the ultimate 007 showdown, Octopussy vs. Never Say Never Again. GEEK founding publisher and moderator Mark A. Altman (Castle, Necessary Roughness) he promises a San Diego "all-time high" with Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise, ST: TNG Blu-Rays), Steve Melching (Transformers Prime, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Steve Kriozere (N.C.I.S., Femme Fatales), and David E. Williams (editor-in-chief, GEEKMagazine).

Thursday July 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 5AB

3:30pm

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

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

4:00pm

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

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

4:00pm

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

4:45pm

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

5:30pm

An Unofficial Sneak Peek of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug with TheOneRing.net
With 14 years on the front line of Middle Earth news, take a look with TORn staff at what you might not know about the second Hobbit movie. Rumors, spy reports, conjecture, inside info, debunking, and lively debate all play a part as Cliff Broadway (Ringers), Lisa Crouch (Barliman's), Larry D. Curtis (set visits), Rebecca Perry and Alex and Kellie Rice (Happy Hobbit), and additional staff dish the latest by and for fans of J. R. R. Tolkien.

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

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

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

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

6:00pm

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

The Science of Science Fiction
Sure, it says "fiction," but the word "science" comes first. How do you balance the two for a TV show or movie and still tell the tale? Panelists Amy Berg (co-executive producer, Eureka, supervising producer, Person of Interest, Leverage), Kevin Murphy (writer/executive producer, Caprica, Defiance), Kevin Grazier, Ph.D. (science advisor, Defiance, Falling Skies, Gravity), Nicole Perlman (writer, Guardians of the Galaxy), and Jaime Paglia (executive producer/creator/writer, Eureka) will dive into the issue of the struggle between accurate science and an entertaining story. The panel is moderated by Dr. Phil Plait (writer/host, Phil Plait's Bad Universe, Slate Magazine's Bad Astronomy Blog), and is sponsored by Slate Magazine and The Science and Entertainment Exchange (a program of the National Academy of Sciences).

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 24ABC

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

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

Tournament of Nerds LIVE
The hit comedy show from the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre comes to Comic-Con. Who would win in a fight, Batman or Wolverine? Superman or Gandalf? Debates like these have raged for decades. Tournament of Nerds! pits two comedians against each other to battle it out in heated debate. Hosted by Justin Donaldson (Reno 911!) and Hal Rudnick (Screen Junkies) and featuring Jonah Ray (Nerdist), Marc Andreyko (Manhunter), Maddox (The Best Page in the Universe), Roger Barr (I-Mockery), Mike Carlson (Conan), and many more.

Thursday July 18, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 26AB

7:30pm

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

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

8:00pm

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

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

8:00pm

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

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

8:00pm

Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza
Ric Meyers (Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Book and Movie) is back with another spectacular showing of the greatest action scenes the world has ever seen. Get ready to laugh, gasp, and cheer at the most incredible fights sequences of the year, sneak peaks of upcoming mind-blowers, and even a world premiere. Come celebrate with comedy film nerds Chris Mancini (Asylum) and Graham Elwood (Palm Strike Dance Party), Stunt People leader Eric Jacobus (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), martial art movie legend James Lew (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Hong Kong film fighter Ho-Sung Pak (Legend of Drunken Master), and more! See why the Extravaganza just keeps getting better in this, its 16th anniversary year!

Thursday July 18, 2013 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Room 6A

8:15pm

Robotech Industry Panel
Tommy Yune, director of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles and Steve Yun, screenwriter of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles showcase all the latest live-action and animated Robotech projects in production.

Thursday July 18, 2013 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Room 6DE

8:30pm

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

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

8:30pm

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

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

10:00am

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

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

10:00am

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

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

10:00am

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

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

10:00am

The 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

11:00am

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

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

11:15am

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

1:00pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

1:45pm

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

2:00pm

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

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

3:30pm

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

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

4:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

5:15pm

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

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

5:45pm

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

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

6:00pm

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

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

6:30pm

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

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

7:00pm

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

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

7:30pm

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

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

7:45pm

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

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

8:00pm

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

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

8:00pm

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

8:15pm

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

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

8:30pm

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

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

8:30pm

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

Friday July 19, 2013 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 26AB
 
Saturday, July 20
 

10:00am

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

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

10:00am

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

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

11:00am

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

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

11:00am

Geek and Sundry: Leveling Up
Felicia Day (The Guild, Supernatural) reveals her upcoming shows on the Geek and Sundry network and exciting new partnerships. Guests include Wil Wheaton (Big Bang Theory, Eureka) giving insights into the hit show TableTop; Amy Berg (Eureka, Leverage) and Adam de la Pena (Code Monkeys) sharing details about their upcoming shows; Amy and Sachie from G&S's new vlogging channel talking comics and cosplay; and a few surprises!

Saturday July 20, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

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

Twilight Fan Fiction Panel
Writers Lyricalkris(My Biggest Mistake), Audryii_fic (The Definition of Want), Abstractway (Dodge and Burn), Plummy (The Babysitter), TheFicChick (Departures), FarDareisMai2 (Finger Painting), and moderator Kimpy0464 (The Nightingale Journals) are on hand for laughs and fun at the Twilight Fan Fiction group. They'll answer questions about the challenges and joys of writing derivative fiction in the Twilight fandom and how to keep it fun.

Saturday July 20, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 29A

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

1:30pm

Star Wars vs. Serenity
Without question, Serenity fans and Star Wars devotees are two of most passionate groups in fandom. From the ongoing charity work of the Browncoats and the 501st/Rebel Legion alike, fans have taken these two massive science fiction franchises far beyond the screen. Now, Dark Horse is set to bring these two groups together for exclusive announcements, games, prizes, and more. Join Dark Horse PR director Jeremy Atkins, editor-in- chief Scott Allie, and Dark Horse resident Jedi Randy Stradley, a cast of writers and artists, and even a few surprise guests, for what is sure to be one of these year's most memorable programs!

Saturday July 20, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 24ABC

2:00pm

Lost Podcast and Beyond
Jay Glatfelter and Jack Glatfelter (Jay and Jack TV, The Married Man Show) and special guests get lost in TV talk. The co-hosts of the popular Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack discuss Lost three years after the airing of its finale, as well as other TV shows that have filled the void, such as Once Upon a Time, Person of Interest, Game of Thrones, Justified, and many more.

Saturday July 20, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 29A

2:30pm

How to Get a Job in the Video Game Industry
Francis Mao (Capcom senior director, creative services) leads a panel of industry insiders from a variety of game companies and industry outlets to share how they got to "play video games for a living," and the wide assortment of career paths available. You don't have to be a programming whiz or a stellar digital artist to have a fun career in the video game industry. Hear about job opportunities in areas such as marketing, public relations, retail, design, publishing, editorial, and more. There will be a Q&A session plus an opportunity to network one on one with the panelists after the session.

Saturday July 20, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 24ABC

2:55pm

Entertainment Weekly's Women Who Kick Ass
Fierce, fearless and flat-out fantastic, these female actors have left fans breathless. Michelle Rodriguez (Fast and Furious franchise), Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany, Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), and others open up about the power and privilege of playing women who redefine the rules and refuse to yield.

Saturday July 20, 2013 2:55pm - 3:55pm
Hall H

3:00pm

Indyfans: The World of Indiana Jones
The adventure continues this year as the Indyfans reunite to discuss The Man in the Hat! This year they'll dive right in and see what's new to uncover. Moderated by Brandon Kleyla (Indyfans).

Saturday July 20, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 29A

3:00pm

Roddenberry Entertainment
Rod Roddenberry (CEO, Roddenberry Entertainment), Trevor Roth (head of development, Days Missing) Tory Mell (producer/writer, White Room:02B3), Paul Morrissey (editor, Days Missing, Worth), Aubrey Sitterson (writer, Worth), Chris Moreno (artist, Worth), Bjo Trimble (super fan, Star Trek), and Sean Patrick O'Reilly (publisher, Arcana) are taking the name that created Star Trek and bringing it to levels not seen since the original days of the genre-changing television show. Join them for some incredible Roddenberry news and a sneak peek at some of the new and exciting things they are working on. All followed by a Q&A. Also: giveaway of a special iPad mini.

Saturday July 20, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 25ABC

4:00pm

Cosplaying 102: Intermediate and Advanced Costuming
Catherine M. Fisher (award-winning costumer) and Mike Schiffbauer (master prop maker and costumer) pick up where Cosplaying 101 left off. They will discuss advanced costuming techniques such as sculpting, mold making, resin casting, armor building and more. Join Catherine and Mike for this informative and fun-filled panel, moderated by Melissa Gene Meyer (assistant for the Comic-Con Masquerade). There will be a Q&A session during the second half of the panel.

Saturday July 20, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 29A

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

5:00pm

BrickJournal: LEGO as an Art Form
BrickJournal presents a unique look into how artists are using LEGO bricks to construct amazing works of art and how building with the toy has gained popularity among adult artists worldwide. Jump into the world of LEGO-built art by joining top builders Joe Meno (BrickJournal), Nathan Sawaya (BrickArtist), Brandon Griffith (BrickStuds), and Tommy Williamson (BrickNerd) as they explain how they take an idea from conception to design and build amazing art completely made of LEGO bricks.

Saturday July 20, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 23ABC

5:00pm

Name That Movie
Inkpot Award winner John Field presents a game show UN-like any other. Here is an exciting presentation you can be a part of! When you enter the room, write your name on the card provided and drop it in the Magic Film Can. If your name is chosen (among 4 contestants), your job is to name as many fun clips as you can! The genre of clips you will see are in the sci-fi, horror and fantasy categories. Whoever names the most clips by the end of the show, wins! You will see many well-known, not so well-known and downright weird clips from movies you have seen, never seen, and should see, because they are at the very least entertaining. There will be prizes for first, second, third, and even fourth place winners! That's not all; the audience will get a chance to guess those clips that the contestants can't! Audience members get cool prizes as well. Don't miss this entertainment-packed show!

Saturday July 20, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 28DE

5:30pm

Star Trek Enterprise Bridge Restoration and Sci-Fi Museum
NewStarship.com founder Huston Huddleston and his restoration team Doug Drexler (DS9, Battlestar Galactica), David Gerrold (writer, Star Trek TOS, TNG), Larry Nemecek (writer/historian, Star Trek), and surprise guests discuss this massive project that began with fans saving a discarded Paramount-built touring set and turning it into what will become the world's first interactive educational Sci-Fi Museum.

Saturday July 20, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 26AB

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

Spotlight on Leonard Maltin
He's been called America's most knowledgeable film critic and historian, and he's the author of more than a dozen books on motion pictures and animation, in addition to his annual (and bestselling) Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, a book no lover of film can be without. This year, he's a Comic-Con special guest and for this hour, Leonard Maltin will be interviewed by his longtime friend Mark Evanier.

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

6:30pm

Her Universe: Geek Girl Fashion: A Dialogue Between Fashion Professionals and Fans
Actress and entrepreneur Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and founder of Her Universe, the leading merchandise company for female sci-fi fans, is bringing together the decision makers in the genre fashion industry and the fans for an open discussion. This conversation is meant to be educational and informative, putting the executives and buyers in direct communication with the fans. Ashley will give fans a glimpse of how the retailers stay in tune with their customers and how they develop compelling designs. Audience members will be able to give their comments and recommendations.

Saturday July 20, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 24ABC

6:30pm

The Art of Play: How the '90s Changed Action Figures from Toys to Collectibles
All through the 1980s action figures were small, shiny, fun but oftentimes crudely sculpted toys. In 1994 Todd McFarlane took a huge risk to his new empire and started his own toy company (Todd Toys) to make figures based on the characters in Image Comics and in so doing turned the action figure market on its ear. A taller format, better sculpting, and a radical change in paint ops reset the industry standard and raised the bar for everyone. The ripple effect lead to changes at Toy Biz and the appearance of new players in the market such as Art Asylum, The Four Horsemen, and Mezco. The alumni from McFarlane went out into the world and changed smaller companies that were just starting in the action figure world such as NECA and Diamond Select Toys. This tectonic shift is still being felt in the industry as companies focus more on art and realism in their lines. Industry leaders, sculptors, and people who were there discuss the changes and what it meant for collectors then and now. Moderator Daniel "Julius Marx" Pickett from ActionFigureInsider.com will be joined by Joe Ferstl (McFarlane Toys), Jesse Falcon (Marvel), Jean St. Jean (Jean St. Jean Studios), Eric "Cornboy" Mayse (The Four Horsemen Design), Digger T. Mesch (Dig Deep Entertainment, Agent 88, Founder of Art Asylum), and maybe a surprise or two.

Saturday July 20, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 8

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

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

7:30pm

The Con of Wrath
Meet author/historian and actor Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek (Star Trek Continues, TNG Companion) who joins director of photography/game desinger Neal Hallford (Betrayal at Krondor, Derailment of the Sunset Limited), the creative team behind this documentary-in-progress that tells the incredible tale of 1982 Houston's "Ultimate Fantasy," the first huge Star Trek "rock star" show-and the most amazing "meltdown to miracle" memory in Trekland history. Was this glorious failure really a "con" job-or a conspiracy on the con comm? And was it so different from other infamous flops? Get a sneak peek at tales and raw footage of Trek celebs and the "Wild West" locals who are characters themselves-and a fond refresh on a fandom era that should never be forgotten.

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

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

8:00pm

Star Wars Trivia Game Show
Members of the San Diego Star Wars Society -- Brendan Prout, Jessica Woods, Linda Crispien, and Dean Amstutz -- veteran hosts of trivia game shows at Comic-Con International since 2002, have prepared an even bigger challenge this year for all fans who think they know their stuff about the galaxy far, far away. Returning this year will be one-game rounds for kids 12 and under, in addition to rounds for ages 13 to adult. Test your knowledge and win one of the many valuable prizes!

Saturday July 20, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 23ABC

8:30pm

Party and Simulcast Under the Sails of HBO Presents the Comic-Con Masquerade
Avoid the crowds...watch the simulcast on the big screen while you party with your friends!

Saturday July 20, 2013 8:30pm - 1:30am
Sails Pavilion

8:30pm

H. P. Lovecraft and the Necronomicon: 75 years of Mingling Fact and Fiction
2013 marks the 75th anniversary of the History of the Necronomicon, a short essay written by iconic horror author H. P. Lovecraft and published a year after his death. Since then, the dreaded tome written by the Mad Arab Abdul Alhazred has appeared in movies, books, comics, cartoons, art, music, and games. Although originally a literary hoax, hundreds of products bear its name today. Come explore the truth and legend behind the greatest creation of the 20th century's greatest weird fiction writer, and learn how and why the book and its creator continue to influence all aspects of culture. With Brian Callahan (owner of Arkham Bazaar), Mike Dubisch (illustrator of The Black Velvet Necronomicon: Black Velvet Cthulhu), Cody Goodfellow (writer, All-Monster Action), Leslie S. Klinger (editor, The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft, 2014), Mark Kinsey Stephenson (Randolph Carter in The Unnamable and The Unnamable II), Bryan Thao Worra (Innsmouth Free Press columnist), and Brian Yuzna (producer/director, Necronomicon: Book of Dead). Moderated by Aaron Vanek (organizer of the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival-Los Angeles).

Saturday July 20, 2013 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 8

8:30pm

HBO Presents the Comic-Con International Masquerade
Ballroom 20 becomes a showplace of spectacle as fabulous original and re-created costumes crafted by our talented attendees are showcased on stage before an audience of thousands, with impressive awards and cash prizes bestowed to those deemed most outstanding by our guest judges. Doors will open for audience seating at 7:45, but the line will start much earlier! Tickets will be required for seating and will be given out free to those lining up near Ballroom 20 beginning at noon on Saturday. Any remaining tickets will be available at the Masquerade Desk near Ballroom 20 after 4:00. The Masters of Ceremonies will once again be writers/artists and Girl Genius creators Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio of Studio Foglio. Intermission entertainment will feature the Saber Guild performance group.

Saturday July 20, 2013 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Ballroom 20

8:30pm

HBO Presents the Comic-Con International Masquerade - Overflow 5AB
Simulcast of HBO Presents the Comic-Con International Masquerade. Avoid the crowds...watch the simulcast.

Saturday July 20, 2013 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Room 5AB

8:30pm

HBO Presents the Comic-Con International Masquerade - Overflow 6A
Simulcast of HBO Presents the Comic-Con International Masquerade. Avoid the crowds...watch the simulcast.

Saturday July 20, 2013 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Room 6A

9:00pm

Troma: Return to Nuke 'Em High
A live and uncut discussion with panelists working in cinema and the film festival, with Troma president and creator of The Toxic Avenger Lloyd Kaufman, along with Steven Paul (Ghost Rider), Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Pat Swinney Kaufman (New York film commissioner), Zack Beins (Atom the Amazing Zombie Killer) and Ron Jermery (30 Rock). Moderated by Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics). See clips from the Troma/Starz upcoming theatrical release Return to Nuke 'Em High Vol. 1. Troma Entertainment is Reel Independence!

Saturday July 20, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 9
 
Sunday, July 21
 

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

11:00am

501st Costuming 101: Dressing to Serve the Empire
Join presenters Sam Hornedo, David Biffath, Kevin Weir, Felix Weliver, and Eddie Dennis to learn the essentials about what it takes to create a costume that meets the standards of quality for entry into the 501st Legion. They will provide an overview of what is involved in creating a costume, the various costume categories, and how much time is needed to create a costume that is screen accurate. Panelists will demonstrate tips and techniques for their costume specialty.

Sunday July 21, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 29A

11:30am

Cartoon Voices #2
Yesterday's Cartoon Voices Panel will have been such a hit that we'll have to do another one with different but equally talented actors from the world of animation voicing. Once again, moderator Mark Evanier has assembled an all-star dais that includes Bob Bergen (Porky Pig), Alicyn Packard (The Mr. Men Show, Poppy Cat), Maurice LaMarche (Futurama, Pinky and the Brain), Candi Milo (Dexter's Laboratory, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends), Neil Ross (G.I. Joe, The Transformers), and maybe someone else.

Sunday July 21, 2013 11:30am - 12:45pm
Room 6A

12:00pm

Browncoats Meet-up
Stop by the meeting room this year to hang out with Browncoats and hear some news from around the 'verse. Wear a cunning hat. Who knows what could happen? There's no better way to share your love for Firefly, and it's a lot more practical than starting a fight in an Alliance-friendly bar on U-day.

Sunday July 21, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 29A

1:00pm

Ball-Jointed Dolls Collectors Group
Doll owners and enthusiasts discuss the world of ball-jointed resin dolls from companies such as Elfdoll, Volks, Luts, Customhouse, Fairyland, Bambicrony, Iplehouse, and many others. Learn the basics about BJDs and pick up tips on customizing, maintaining, and photographing these beautiful dolls. Share the beauty of your own unique doll, or just see the many dolls on display, from tiny to towering. it's a great opportunity to experience the different types of dolls in the world of BJDs. Make new friends, both real and resin!

Sunday July 21, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 29A

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

2:30pm

Comic-Con Masquerade Replay
Saturday night's impressive costuming event is reviewed, audience questions can be answered, and a big-screen video of all the costume entries is presented for those who missed it or who simply want a second look. Hosted by Masquerade director Martin Jaquish and Masquerade assistant John Ruff. (Sorry, we cannot sell copies of the show).

Sunday July 21, 2013 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 8

3:00pm

History of Disney Pins: The Tradition of Disney Pin Trading and Collecting
A fun discussion with a panel of Disney pin experts featuring actor Holland Hayes and pin author Austin Badgett. Learn about the history, variety, and culture of the miniature works of art at the heart of the most interactive of Disneyana collectibles. Moderated by Jennifer Colyn (PinPics event director).

Sunday July 21, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 29A

3:00pm

Steampunk Generations: Views of a Genre from Both Ends of Time
Hannah Vaca (high school student), C. J. DeAngelus (educator), William Swanson (electrical engineer), Greg Broadmore (Weta Workshop), Kim Hutsell (Starburner Galactic Courier Service), and Duane Matthews (League of S.T.E.A.M.) discuss perspectives of steampunk as a unique genre, and its attraction to participants a half a century apart. Join the panelists for this discussion moderated by Daniel Bissonette (president, Live Steam Railroad Association).

Sunday July 21, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 24ABC

3:30pm

Buffy the Musical Once More with Feeling
Let's end this show with a bang! The powers that be behind Whedonopolis and Fandom Charities present a screening of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode Once More with Feeling as Comic-Con's big closing event! Many say this is the finest, funniest, most ingenious episode ever to come out of the Buffyverse. But remember, the best part of the show is up to you! This episode was made for talkin' -- back, that is -- and singing and shouting and dancing in the aisles, with or without your dry cleaning! Audience participation: It isn't just for Rocky Horror and mob riots anymore.

Sunday July 21, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 6BCF

3:30pm

Starship Smackdown Redux 3D: Ultimate Platinum Collector's Edition
The greatest spaceships in the history of the universe converge in the ultimate conflagration for the highly-coveted Smackdown title in Comic-Con's most scholarly and serious panel ever convened. Will the Starship Enterprise once again defeat an Imperial Star Destroyer? Can the Serenity make mincemeat out of the Battlestar Galactica? Can you get cell reception in the TARDIS? And will Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson once again suddenly show up to save the Spaceship of the Imagination from certain doom? The panel of expert spaceshipologists outwit, outplay and outphaser, starring Daren Dochterman (ST: TMP Special Edition), Chris Gossett (The Red Star: Rapidfire, Tales of the Jedi), Ashley E. Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor), Steve Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Transformers: Prime), Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise, ST:TNG Blu-ray), Kathryn Reindl (Twisted, Twilight Zone), and the Gene Rayburn of the stars, moderator Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, Femme Fatales, DOA: Dead Or Alive), along with some very special surprise guests. End your weekend the San Diego way with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all time in this or any other dimension, known or unknown. All new ships, all new quips.

Sunday July 21, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 6A

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

End Bullying! Responding to Cruelty in Our Culture
Have you or someone you love been a target of bullying? Join this life-changing discussion on how to overcome bullying, and learn strategies to create witnesses and allies out of bystanders. NOH8 makes it's first-ever Comic-Con appearance, with founders Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley along with Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time), Brad Bell (Husbands), Chase Masterson (Doctor Who: Big Finish), Bonnie Burton (Girls Against Girls: Why We are Mean to Each Other and How We Can Change), Jenna Busch (entertainment editor, Fan TV), and Ashley Eckstein (Star Wars: The Clone Wars). Special topics include geek bullying, LGBT bullying, cyberbullying, and analyzing how media and entertainment affect attitudes toward bullying and aggression. Moderated by author (and mother of Katie the Star Wars Girl) Carrie Goldman (Harper Collins' Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear).

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

4:00pm

Everything You Wanted to Know About Live Action Role Playing... But Were Too Embarrassed to Ask
Live action role playing or "LARP" is one of the oldest forms of artistic expression, and it's growing into a huge global movement. Besides being an oft-misunderstood activity in movies and television, LARP is used for psychological research, military simulation, business training, and classroom education. Our panel of experts will explain the differences and similarities between LARP and cosplay, transmedia, ARGs, jeepform, and all forms of participatory, interactive, communal storytelling. They'll trace the history of LARP and examine what's going on with LARP in other countries, including the Nordic nations, as well as in America. With Kaza Marie Ayersman (The Larp Girl), Nick Baumann (The League of S.T.E.A.M.), Dave Funk (co-founder, Larping.org), Ira Ham (Wyrd Con, LLC), Tom Miller (lead designer of Larping.org), and Lisa Schaefer (IFGS). Moderated by Aaron Vanek (Founder, Seekers Unlimited).

Sunday July 21, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 30CDE

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

4:15pm

Harry Potter: Still Magic!
The Harry Potter book and movie canons are closed (though Pottermore and Universal's Wizarding Worlds are open). Sixteen years after we first went to Hogwarts, fans are still discussing, creating and gathering online and in person to share their love for J. K. Rowling's stories, and for the fandom! Look back, ahead, and into the Mirror of Erised with forever HP fans, including moderator Heidi Tandy (FictionAlley.org), Joey Richter and Brian Rosenthal (Team StarKid/A Very Potter Senior Year), Mark Oshiro (MarkDoesStuff.com), Harrison Homel (International Quidditch Association), Leslie Combemale (ArtInsights), Alex Carpenter (The Remus Lupins), and Lauren Bird (HP Alliance).

Sunday July 21, 2013 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Room 6DE