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Thursday, July 18
 

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

11:00am

Video Games to Movies: Is the Golden Age Upon Us?
Join some of the top industry professionals as they discuss the challenges, opportunities and the future of what many are calling the next dominant supplier of franchise films to the studios: Video Game-based movies! Are we in for the long anticipated "Golden Age" of video game to movie adaptations? Expect surprises and a glimpse into what is on the horizon for some of the biggest video game characters/franchises as they begin their journey towards the silver screen! Panelists include Adrian Askarieh (Hitman, Agent 47), Tim Miller (Blur Studios, attached to direct Deadpool feature), Justin Marks (producer, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li), Patrick J O’Brien (VP of EA Entertainment, currently developing films based on Need for Speed, Dead Space, Mass Effect and Dante’s Inferno), C. Robert Cargill (Sinister, Dreams and Shadows, Queen of Dark Things, Deus X), and moderator Ben Fritz of The Wall Street Journal.

Thursday July 18, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

11:45am

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

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

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

3:30pm

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

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

4:45pm

I Know That Voice: The Documentary: Special Preview and Q&A
John DiMaggio (executive producer of IKTV, also voice of Bender from Futurama, Jake The Dog from Adventure Time, IFC's Out There, and many more) brings the cast and crew of IKTV together for an exclusive sneak peek at the most anticipated film about voice-over (in animation and video games) ever made! Included in the panel are Billy West (Futurama, Ren and Stimpy), Rob Paulsen (TMNT, Pinky and the Brain), Dee Bradley Baker (Clone Wars, Ben 10, American Dad), Fred Tatasciore (Hulk, Ben 10, Mad), Tom Kenny (Spongebob Squarepants, Brickleberry), Andrea Romano (25-time Emmy nominee, 8-time Emmy winner for Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, and more), Tommy Reid (producer, IKTV), and Lawrence Shapiro (director, IKTV). You won't want to miss this panel, especially with this bunch! You never what's going to come out of their mouths!

Thursday July 18, 2013 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 6BCF

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

6:00pm

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

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

7:00pm

Inside the Voice Actors Studio
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 10, 10:30AM
Bang Zoom! Entertainment is once again thrilled to bring you this one-hour panel/workshop about voice acting that covers practical dubbing techniques and what to expect at your first audition. This is a fantastic opportunity for attendees interested in the voice-acting profession to get firsthand advice and experience from professionals in an intimate, yet dynamic setting. Join video game voice director Amanda Wyatt (Assassin's Creed, Halo 4, Skylanders) and voice actor Roger Craig Smith (Voice of Sonic the Hedgehog and Batman: Arkham Origins) to get some inside information on how to break into the industry.

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

7:30pm

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

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

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

7:30pm

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

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

8:00pm

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
 
Friday, July 19
 

11:30am

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

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

1:00pm

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

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

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

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

3:00pm

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

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

4:00pm

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

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

4:00pm

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

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

6:00pm

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

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

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

7:00pm

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

Friday July 19, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 30CDE
 
Saturday, July 20
 

10:00am

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

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

10:30am

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

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

11:15am

The Future of Xbox Gaming Revealed
Hear directly from the developers building the biggest blockbuster games for Xbox One, and hear how they are engineering their games to take advantage of the unique attributes of Xbox One. Learn how the cloud, the new Kinect sensor, and the powerful and flexible architecture enable an entire new generation of AAA game titles moderated by Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson.

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

12:00pm

What's New With Magic: The Gathering
Ignite Your Spark! Magic 2014 has just landed in stores and digital gaming platforms, but the award-winning world builders and designers of Magic: The Gathering have not been idle. Come to the Magic panel and get a preview of some of the exciting products and events that are coming up this summer and beyond. Join Mark Purvis (sr. brand manager, Magic: The Gathering), Mark Rosewater (Magic head designer), Jenna Helland (Magic creative designer), and Dave Guskin (Magic Experience designer) for this discussion and Q&A.

Saturday July 20, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 25ABC

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

1:30pm

The Video Game Culture of Zombies - How Dead Rising 3 on Xbox One Kicks Off a New Generation of Mayhem
Experts from games and pop culture join together to discuss how zombies have invaded our lives through every avenue of entertainment. From TV and books to video games – especially video games! At the panel, fans will meet Dead Rising 3 developers from Capcom Vancouver and see gameplay from the upcoming Xbox One exclusive launch title, hear from internationally renowned author and zombie expert Max Brooks (Author, World War Z) and talk about zombies in video game culture with Game Informer senior editor Jeff Cork along with panelists Mike Jones (Producer, Capcom) and Josh Bridge (executive producer, Capcom).

Saturday July 20, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 5AB

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

2:30pm

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

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

6:00pm

Watch_Dogs: Does Privacy Exist?
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 12, 03:11PM
Aiden Pearce, the protagonist in Watch_Dogs, is a tech-savvy modern-day vigilante who can hack the infrastructure of Chicago at a moment's notice. He can control stoplights to manipulate traffic to his benefit, control security cameras to survey his enemies, and stop trains to make an escape. But just how realistic are Aiden's abilities? And how private are our everyday lives with the technology now available? Hosted by Aisha Tyler, panelists will include security consultants to talk about hyperconnectivity and the realities of how secure we really are. Kevin Short (lead story designer) will delve into the realities of today's world and explain what it's like writing for a next-generation game, as well as unveiling never-before-seen footage.

Saturday July 20, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 23ABC

6:30pm

Saints Row IV Super Dangerous Wub Wub Panel
Key members of the Saints Row IV voice cast and development team discuss all things Saints Row IV, ranging from their roles in the game to their appreciation for dubstep. Q&A session moderated by Aubrey Norris (Deep Silver).

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

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

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
 
Sunday, July 21
 

10:00am

DuckTales: Remastered
How do you take a beloved 24-year-old NES game and update it for today's gamers while doing your best not to ruin anyone's childhood? Go behind the scenes with Austin Ivansmith (director/designer), Matt Bozon (creative director), and Rey Jimenez (Capcom producer) for an in-depth look at how a great video game is made -- from design, to art, to music, and more. Followed by a Q&A session, plus maybe a surprise or two.

Sunday July 21, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 25ABC

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

The Art of CAPCOM
Francis Mao (CAPCOM senior director creative services) leads a panel of CAPCOM's graphic designers, artists, and creative partners in a panel pulling back the curtain on how Capcom's incredible video game artwork is created from concept to finish. Panelists will explain the creative process and thinking involved in each creative step, as well as go in-depth on the tools and applications used to create the awesome works of art that grace Capcom video games and collateral. Followed by a Q&A session.

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

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

3:00pm

Business of Cartoon Voices
Interested in a career doing voices for animation and videogames? There are plenty of people around who'll take your money and tell you how to go about it...but here's 90 minutes of absolutely free advice from folks who work in the field. Get the scoop from cartoon voice actors Gregg Berger and Candi Milo, agents Pat Brady (C.E.S.D.) and Heather Vergo (Atlas Talent) and your moderator, voice director Mark Evanier (The Garfield Show).

Sunday July 21, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 25ABC

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

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

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

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