COVID-19 shuttered the San Diego Comic-Con but wily organizers were quick to react. The event has shifted to [email protected] It takes place July 22-26 – and it’s FREE! There will still be tons of panels and interactive events like you would normally see at the San Diego Convention Center. Below is the schedule (Pacific Time) of events and film panels. A complete list of all panels can be found below these.
THURSDAY, JULY 23
Trekkverse (CBS All Access), 10 AM
Includes a table read of the Season 2 finale of Star Trek: Discovery followed by a Q&A with the cast and also featuring the stars of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds; creator Mike McMahan and the voice cast of the upcoming animated Star Trek: Lower Decks; and Star: Trek: Picard featuring Patrick Stewart and cast. Moderator: Dominic Patten, with opening remarks by executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin.
Solar Opposites (20th Century Fox Television/Hulu), 11 AM
Panelists: Voice cast Justin Roiland, Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone, Mary Mack and executive producers Mike McMahan and Josh Bycel talk Season 2 with exclusive clip.
Cartoon Network Studios First Look (Cartoon Network), noon
Panelists: Craig of the Creek cast Philip Solomon and Lucia Cunningham dish out special announcements and exclusive clips from Apple & Onion, Ben 10 vs. The Universe: The Movie, Craig of the Creek, Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart, Victor and Valentino and We Bare Bears The Movie.
Duncanville (20th Century Fox Television/Universal Television/Fox), noon
Panelists: Cast members Amy Poehler (also and EP), Ty Burrell, Riki Lindhome, Joy Osmanski, Yassir Lester, Betsy Sodaro and guest stars Rashida Jones and Wiz Khalifa join executive producers Mike and Julie Scully for an exclusive first look at the upcoming Season 2.
Truth Seekers (Amazon Originals), noon
Panelists: Creators Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, James Serafinowicz and Nat Saunders join for Q&A. Moderator: Chris Hewitt
His Dark Materials (HBO), 1 PM
Panelists: Executive producers Jane Tranter and Jack Thorne join cast members Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, Ariyon Bakare, Amir Wilson, Andrew Scott and Lin-Manuel Miranda discuss highlights from Season 1 and what to expect in Season 2. Moderator: Stacey Wilson Hunt
A Look Inside Marvel’s 616 (Disney+), 1 PM
Panelists: Directors Gillian Jacobs and Paul Scheer and executive producers Sarah Amos and Jason Sterman discuss the making of the anthology docuseries. Moderator: Angélique Roché
The Women Behind Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet – Collaboration Across Gaming & Television to Create A Successful Crossover, 1 PM
Panelists: Megan Ganz, Co-Creator & Executive Producer, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet; Danielle Kreinik, Director of TV Development, Ubisoft Film & Television, and Executive Producer; Ashly Burch, Writer & Actor, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet; and Elizabeth Loverso, VP Product Development, Ubisoft Red Storm. Moderator: Erin Ashley Simon, TV Host in Esports, Gaming & Culture. The female powerhouses behind Mythic Quest, Ubisoft Film & Television, and Red Storm Entertainment, will share how they came together and leveraged their particular expertise in the gaming and television worlds to create and tell an authentic story. Through this discussion, the panelists will also address their experience working and being leaders in their respective fields in historically male-dominated industries and their advice for the next generation.
Utopia (Amazon Originals), 1 PM
Panelists: Writer/executive producer Gillian Flynn and stars John Cusack, Rainn Wilson, Sasha Lane, Ashleigh LaThrop, Dan Byrd, Desmin Borges, Javon “Wanna” Walton and Jessica Rothe in Q&A. Moderator: Christian Holub.
Upload (Amazon Originals), 2 PM
Panelists: Creator/executive producer/director Greg Daniels and stars Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, Kevin Bigley, Allegra Edwards and Zainab Johnson. Moderator: Cherlynn Low.
The Boys (Amazon Originals), 3 PM
Panelists: Executive producer Eric Kripke joins stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara and Aya Cash offer look at upcoming Season 2. Moderator: Aisha Tyler, with special appearances by executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
Superstore (NBC), 3 PM
Panelists: Cast members Ben Feldman, Mark McKinney, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos, Nichole Sakura and Kaliko Kauahi are joined by showrunners Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green to discuss the series.
The Blacklist Draws on Animation to Complete Season 7 Amid CoVid (NBC), 4 PM
Panelists: Series creator/executive producer Jon Bokenkamp, executive producer John Eisendrath and cast members Diego Klattenhoff and Harry Lennix (Harold Cooper) will be joined by Proof, Inc’s visualization supervisors Adam Coglan and Matt Perrin to discuss how they completeed the season with partial animation. Moderator: Philiana Ng
Close Enough (Cartoon Network Studios/HBO Max), 5 PM
Panelists: Creator JG Quintel and leads panel and table read for his animated comedy featuring cast members Jason Mantzoukas, Gabrielle Walsh, Kimiko Glenn and Jessica DiCicco along with supervising producer Calvin Wong. Moderator: William Salyers
Van Helsing (Syfy), 5 PM
Panelists: Series stars Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Tricia Helfer, Aleks Paunovic, Keeya King and Nicole Munoz join showrunner Jonathan Lloyd Walker and executive producers Mike Frislev and Chad Oakes to discuss the fifth and final season. Moderator: Morris Chapdelaine
FRIDAY, JULY 24
HBO Max: The Cartoon Network Studios Collection (Cartoon Network Studios/HBO Max Kids & Family), 10 AM
Panelists: Creators Myke Chilian (Tig N’ Seek), Stephen P. Neary (The Fungies) and Julia Pott (Summer Camp Island) along with cast members reveal exclusive content and how to draw some of the characters.
Adventure Time: Distant Lands – BMO (Cartoon Network Studios/HBO Max), 11 AM
Panelists: Executive producer Adam Muto and voice cast Glory Curda, Olivia Olson and Niki Yang discuss the special and offer a sneak peek of the second special in the series, Obsidian.
Vikings: A Look Back With The Lothbroks (MGM Television/History), 11 AM
Panelists: Showrunner/writer/executive producer Michael Hirst and stars Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Alex Ludwig, Clive Standen and Jordan Patrick Smith. Featuring exclusive clip from the second half of the sixth and final season. Moderator: Kate Hahn
Collider: Don’t Look Deeper Panel (Quibi), noon
Panelists: Don Cheadle, Emily Mortimer, Helena Howard, director Catherine Hardwicke and co-creator Jeffrey Lieber discuss sci-fi thriller. Moderator: Perri Nemiroff
Infinity Train (Cartoon Network Studios/HBO Max), noon
Panelists: Creator Owen Dennis, supervising director Madeline Queripel and writers Alex Horab, Lindsay Katai and Justin Michael discuss series and reveal a sneak peek of Book Three.
Fear The Walking Dead (AMC), noon
Panelists: Cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Karen David, Jenna Elfman and Rubén Blades along with TWDU chief content officer Scott M. Gimple and executive producers Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg discuss Season 6. Moderator: Chris Hardwick
Adult Swim: YOLO: Crystal Fantasy, 1 PM
Panelists: Creator Michael Cusack, writer-actor Tod Manojlovic and co-star Sarah Bishop. Moderator: Zach White.
The Walking Dead (AMC), 1 PM
Panelists: Cast members Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Josh McDermitt, Ross Marquand and Paola Lazaro along with Gimple, showrunner/executive producer Angela Kang and executive producer Greg Nicotero who directed the Season 10 finale, which will be spotlighted. Moderator: Hardwick
Adult Swim: 12oz Mouse, 2 PM
Panelists: Creator Matt Maiellaro, voice actors Mary Spender, Ned Hastings and Paul Painter, editor John Brestan and producer-animator Nicholas Ingkatanuwat. Moderator: Max Simonet.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond (AMC), 2 PM
Panelists: Cast members Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Hal Cumpston, Nicholas Cantu, Nico Tortorella, Julia Ormond and Joe Holt along with Gimple and showrunner/executive producer Matt Negrete discuss new series. Moderator: Hardwick
Peacock Original Series: The Capture (Peacock), 3 PM
Panelists: Executive producers Ben Chanan and Rosie Alison and stars Holliday Grainger, Callum Turner, Ron Perlman, Laura Haddock and Famke Janssen.
HBO Max Adult Animation Featuring Robot Chicken, Final Space and Primal/Samurai Jack (HBO Max), 3 PM
Panelists: Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Genndy Tartakovsky, Carl Jones, Henry Bonsu and Olan Rogers
Helstrom (Marvel Television/ABC Signature Studios/Hulu), 3 PM
Panelists: Showrunner/executive producer Paul Zbyszewski and actors Tom Austen, Sydney Lemmon, Elizabeth Marvel, Robert Wisdom, Ariana Guerra, June Carryl and Alain Uy. Moderator: Laura Prudom
Bob’s Burgers (20th Century Fox Television/Fox), 4 PM
Panelists: Creator/executive producer Loren Bouchard is joined by cast members H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman, Dan Mintz and Larry Murphy to show new footage followed by a panel discussion and fan Q&A.
Crossing Swords (Sony/Stoopid Buddy Stoodios/Hulu), 4 PM
Panelists: Co-creator/writer/director John Harvatine IV and co-creator/writer Tom Root jonined by voice cast Adam Ray, Tara Strong, Seth Green, Alanna Ubach, Adam Pally and Yvette Nicole Brown. Moderator: Scott Mantz
Archer (FX Networks), 5 PM
Panelists: Voice cast Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash and Lucky Yates and executive producer Casey Willis discuss the upcoming Season 11.
Unboxing Pandora: Season Two On The CW This Fall (Radioactive Fishtank/Vital Signs Entertainment/Starlings Television/CW), 5 PM
Panelists: Cast members Priscilla Quintana, Oliver Dench and Ben Radcliffe along with executive producers Mark A. Altman, Steve Kriozere and Thomas P. Vitale discuss series with sneak peek of Season 2. Moderator: Scott Mantz
TZGZ’s Adult Animated Originals (Syfy), 6 PM
Panelists: Creators and voices of Wild Life, Hell Den, Magical Girl Friendship Squad and Devil May Care give exclusive sneak peek at the new originals on the network’s late-night adult animation block. Moderator: Baron Vaughn
SATURDAY, JULY 25
Cosmos: Possible Worlds (National Geographic/Fox), 10 AM
Panelists: Creator/executive producer/director/writer Ann Druyan, host Neil deGrasse Tyson, executive producer/director/writer Brannon Braga, executive producer Jason Clark and visual effects supervisor Jeffrey A. Okun, with an introduction by executive producer Seth MacFarlane. Includes exclusive new footage.
The Simpsons (20th Century Fox Television/Fox), 11 AM
Panelists: Al Jean, Matt Selman, David Silverman, Carolyn Omine and Mike B. Anderson talk Season 32. Moderator: Yeardley Smith
Bless The Harts (20th Century Fox Television/Fox), noon
Panelists: Cast members Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, Jillian Bell and Fortune Feimster along with executive producers Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Andy Bobrow discuss Season 1 and upcoming Season 2 painting and drinking boxed wine.
American Dad! (20th Century Fox Television/TBS), 1 PM
Panelists: Supervising director Brent Woods teaches cast members Rachael MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes and Dee Bradley Baker and executive producers Nic Wegener and Joe Chandler to draw Roger as they discuss the current season the series’ upcoming 300th episode.
Blast Off With The Right Stuff (Appian Way/Warner Horizon/Disney+), 1 PM
Panelists: Showrunner and executive producer Mark Lafferty and executive producer Jennifer Davisson as well as stars Patrick J. Adams, Jake McDorman, Colin O’Donoghue, Michael Trotter, Aaron Staton, Micah Stock, James Lafferty, Nora Zehetner, Shannon Lucio, Eloise Mumford, Eric Ladin and Patrick Fischler. Moderator: Dr. Mae Jemison
Rooster Teeth, 1 PM
Family Guy (20th Century Fox Television/Fox), 2 PM
Panelists: Voice cast Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis, Seth Green and executive producers Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin and Kara Vallow celebrate 350 episodes with a virtual table read.
For All Mankind (Apple TV+), 2 PM
Panelists: Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones, Shantel VanSanten, Jodi Balfour, Wrenn Schmidt, Sonya Walger and Krys Marshall look back on Season 1 and offer exclusive first look at Season 2. Hosted by series creators and executive producers Ronald D. Moore, Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi.
Women Rocking Hollywood 2020: Supporting Female-Helmed Film and TV, 2 PM
Panelists: Nisha Ganatra, Lauren Wolkstein, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Zetna Fuentes and Alison Emilio share there experiences and insights. Moderator: Leslie Combemale
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Stories and Science of Mutants, Androids, Space Travel and Aliens, 3 PM
Panelists: Jeffrey Bell, Dr. Virginia De Sa, Elizabeth Henstridge, Dr. Anila Kanchan, Melissa Miller, James Oliver, Sharla Oliver, Dr. Troy Sandberg, Joel Stoffer and Craig Titley reveal how the series’ stories came to life and discuss with San Diego scientists if they got the science right. Moderator: Andrea Decker
Peacock Original Series: Brave New World (UCP/Peacock), 3 PM
Panelists: Creator/showrunner David Wiener and cast members Alden Ehrenreich, Jessica Brown Findlay, Harry Lloyd, Hannah John-Kamen, Nina Sosanya, Kylie Bunbury and Joseph Morgan (The Originals) in a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the series based on Aldous Huxley’s novel.
The Order Season 2 (Netflix), 3 PM
Panelists: Cast members Jake Manley, Adam DiMarco, Thomas Elms, Devery Jacobs, Katharine Isabelle and Louriza Tronco join creator/executive producer Dennis Heaton, executive producer/writer Shelley Eriksen and executive producers Chad Oakes and Mike Frislev answer questions left unanswered after the finale. Moderator: producer Morris Chapdelaine
Lovecraft Country (HBO), 4 PM
Panelists: Cast members Jurnee Smollett, Jonathan Majors, Michael Kenneth Williams, Aunjanue Ellis, Wunmi Mosaku, Abbey Lee and Courtney B. Vance. Moderator: Sarah Rodman
Stumptown (ABC Studios/ABC), 4 PM
Panelists: Cast Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson and Michael Ealy joined by executive producers Jason Richman, David Bernad, Ruben Fleischer and graphic novel author Greg Rucka answer questions, discuss last season’s cliffhangers and what’s in store for Season 2.
What We Do In The Shadows (FX Networks), 5 PM
Panelists: Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Kayvan Novak, Mark Proksch and Harvey Guillén discuss series. Moderator: Haley Joel Osment
Wynonna Earp (Syfy), 5 PM
Panelists: Showrunner Emily Andras and cast members Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell and Varun Saranga talk about the 4th season and share a sneak peek of the premiere episode.
An Evening with Kevin Smith, 6 PM
Panelists: Kevin Smith talks Son-In-Lockdown, unveils a new Funko Pop, and drops the first look at his new film Killroy Was Here.
NOS4A2 (AMC), 6 PM
Panelists: Showrunner/executive producer Jami O’Brien, executive producer Joe Hill and star Zachary Quinto discuss the current season 2. Moderator: Clark Collis
Scary Good TV: A Conversation with Horror’s Top Showrunners (Shudder), 6 PM
Panelists: Nick Antosca (Channel Zero), Meredith Averill (Locke & Key), Don Mancini (Chucky), Greg Nicotero (Creepshow) and and Jami O’Brien (NOS4A2) offer their unique insights on why horror TV is having a moment. Moderator: Tananarive Due
SUNDAY, JULY 26
Hoops (20th Century Fox Television/Netflix), 10 AM
Panelists: Voice cast Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Ron Funches, Natasha Leggero, Cleo King and A.D. Miles and creator/executive producer Ben Hoffman join for Q&A and first look at footage. Moderator: Max Greenfield
Motherland: Fort Salem (Freeform), 10 AM
Panelists: Creator Eliot Laurence and actors Taylor Hickson, Ashley Nicole Williams, Jessica Sutton, Demetria McKinney, Amalia Holm, and Lyne Renee. The creator and cast discuss the epic first season and a look forward to season two, which expands the rich world we’ve come to know. Moderator: TVGuide.com’s Lindsay MacDonald.
NeXt (20th Century Fox Television/Fox), 11 AM
Panelists: Creator/executive producer Manny Coto and cast John Slattery, Fernanda Andrade, Michael Mosley, Jason Butler Harner and Eve Harlow. Moderator: Esther Zuckerman
HBO Max and Cartoon Network Studios: Summer Camp Island, Fungies, Tig N Seek, Esme & Roy, 12 PM
The 100, 12 PM
The Stars and Executive Producer of The Goldbergs (ABC), 1 PM
Panelists: Cast members Wendi McLendon-Covey, George Segal, Sean Giambrone, Hayley Orrantia, Troy Gentile and Sam Lerner will be joined by executive producer Doug Robinson. Moderator: Gerrad Hall
Looney Tunes Cartoons (Warner Bros Animation/HBO Max), 1 PM
Panelists: Executive producer Pete Browngardt, supervising producer Alex Kirwan and art director Aaron Spurgeon will be joined by voice cast members Eric Bauza, Bob Bergen, Jeff Bergman and Candi Milo and premiere a new cartoon.
A Conversation With Nathan Fillion (Disney TV/ABC), 2 PM
Showrunner Alexi Hawley talks with Fillion about his career in film and television. Special appearances: Joss Whedon, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres, Mekia Cox, Molly Quinn, Seamus Dever and Jon Huertas.
Movies and Film
FRIDAY, JULY 24
Charlize Theron: Evolution of a Badass – An Action Hero Career Retrospective, 10 AM
Actress and producer Charlize Theron reflects on portraying over two decades of action heroes, from Æon Flux to The Old Guard, Mad Max: Fury Road and Atomic Blonde. Moderator: Terri Schwartz
SATURDAY, JULY 25
Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe (Disney+), noon
Panelists: Creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, director Bob Bowen and cast members Ashley Tisdale, Vincent Martella, Maulik Pancholy and Dee Bradley Baker. The panel will include an exclusive sneak peek of the movie.
Constantine: 15th Anniversary Reunion, noon
Panelists: Keanu Reeves, director Francis Lawrence and producer Akiva Goldsman reunite to reflect on the making of the 2005 DC Comics adaptation. Moderator: Steven Weintraub.
Antlers (Searchlight Pictures), 1 PM
Panelists: Producer Guillermo del Toro and director Scott Cooper discuss the movie and filmmaking.
Bill & Ted Face The Music (Orion Pictures), 3 PM
Panelists: Cast Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine and William Sadler, director Dean Parisot and writers Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson. Moderator: Kevin Smith
Pass Through the Gate with Lionsgate’s G-LOC, 5 PM
Panelists: Casper Van Dien, John Rhys-Davies, Tala Gouveia and director Tom Paton discuss the film. Moderator: Jacob Oller
SUNDAY, JULY 26
First TMNT Film 30th Anniversary, 10 AM
Panelists: Producer Kim Dawson, writer and ex-offico producer Bobby Herbeck, and moderated by The Old Turtle Den’s creator Chris Castaneda. Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie.
Complete schedule of 2020 [email protected] panels and events
• JULY 22 • WEDNESDAY
|JULY 22 • WEDNESDAY|
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Comics in the Classroom Ask Me Anything: Pick the Brains of Teachers, Administrators, Creators, and Publishers [email protected] watch when available! |
Lit-X Teacher Cohort members Eric Kallenborn (fine arts department chair, Oak Lawn Community High School) and teacher Michael Gianfrancesco (North Providence High School) collected questions on social media from teachers, parents, and librarians about all things comics in the classroom and posed those questions to this amazing panel: Ronell Whitaker (English department chair, Community High School District 218), Lucy Knisley (comic creator Stepping Stones, Relish, French Milk), Jason Walz (teacher/comic creator Last Pick, Homesick), and Lisa Wu (consultant and former teacher).
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||GeekED: Re-storied: Re-imagining creative privilege [email protected] watch when available! |
History is a story told by the victors: until it’s not. The story landscape is changing. There is more space in the narrative world for stories both by and about people with diverse experiences. Join our lively panel debate to see how that re-storying is emerging; in academic institutions, in live performance, in digital experiences, and in a proliferation of creative tools that empower people to tell their stories.
Introduction by Brian MacDonald, UCLA, GeekED (ucla.edu)
Moderated by Asha Eaton, KTN manager ImmerseUK (immerseuk.org)
Pip Brignall, co-director Reality Check Productions (realitycheckproductions.co.uk)
Sarah Ellis, director of digital development at Royal Shakespeare Company (rsc.org.uk)
Juliette Levy, University of California, Riverside, Dept of History (juliettelevy.org)
Linda Sellheim, education program manager at Epic Games (epicgames.com
Tess Tanenbaum, University of California, Irvine, Transformative Play Lab (transformativeplay.ics.uci.edu)
Special thanks to Comic-Con and GeekED for inviting us to share our thinking, and to Epic Games for their financial support of alt: a world-scale Augmented Reality multi-player game for the discovery of alternative civilizations in the real world (alt-history.com)
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Teaching and Learning with Comics [email protected] watch when available! |
Peter Carlson (Green Dot Public Schools), Susan Kirtley (Portland State University), and Antero Garcia (Stanford University) lead this panel that reveals practical activities and theory involved in teaching with comics while discussing teaching and making comics with the incredible creators and educators Nick Sousanis (Unflattening), Ebony Flowers (Hot Comb), David F. Walker (Naomi), and Brian Michael Bendis (Naomi). www.comicspedagogy.com
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||The Power of Teamwork in Kids Comics [email protected] watch when available! |
Gene Luen Yang (Dragon Hoops) is joined by Chad Sell (Cardboard Kingdom) and science comics team Jim Ottaviani & Maris Wicks (Astronauts) to talk about collaboration in kids comics! This panel is moderated by Betsy Gomez and sponsored by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Books for All: It’s Time to Redefine How We Share Books With Kids [email protected] watch when available! |
In a panel hosted by the LitX teacher cohort, Jill Gerber (teacher, Rowland Hall School), Tony Weaver (CEO, Weird Enough Productions), Adan Alvarado (teacher, Bloom Township High School), Yehudi Mercado (comic creator Sci-Fu, Fun Fun Fun High School), and Christina “Steenz” Stewart (comic creator, Archival Quality, Heart of the City) discuss how teachers, librarians, creators, and parents can share impactful and diverse comics with kids of all ages. Moderated by Adam Ebert (teacher, Bloom Township High School).
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Comics as a Conduit [email protected] watch when available! |
Henry Barajas (author of La Voz de M.A.Y.O.: Tata Rambo), Rodney Barnes (author of Killadelphia), Darcy Van Poelgeest (author of Little Bird: The Fight for Elder’s Hope), and David F. Walker (author of Bitter Root) discuss comic books that tackle real world issues, be it environmental activism, civic engagement, physical and mental health awareness, and more, (including how their work is being used by librarians and educators). Viewers will leave with programming and acquisition ideas designed to inspire their readers to see the world differently and then change it for the better.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||GeekEd: Watchmen and the Cruelty of Masks [email protected] watch when available! |
HBO’s Watchmen put forth the idea that “masks make one cruel”. On college campuses, many people, both students and non-students have taken up virtual masks to make statements and take actions that would not be acceptable if done in public. Zoom bombing, doxing, and anonymous threats have caused much dismay, particularly as campuses move to remote learning due to COVID-19. Come hear what educators have to say about the power of masks and how Watchmen and other comics show us a path towards heroism or villainy. Dr. Kalenda Eaton (University of Oklahoma), Dr. David Surratt (University of Oklahoma), Hailey Lopez (UC Berkeley), Robert Hypes (Phoenix Creative Collective), and Alfred Day (UC Berkeley).
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||License to Thrill: Graphic Novel Adaptations for Kids [email protected] watch when available! |
Sabaa Tahir (A Thief Among the Trees: An Ember in the Ashes Graphic Novel) is joined by James Otis Smith (Black Heroes of the Wild West), R. Sikoryak (Constitution Illustrated), and David Bowles (Rise of the Halfling King) in this discussion about graphic novel adaptations. Moderated by Adam Kullberg (Pop Culture Classroom) and sponsored by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee.
Cartoonist R. Sikoryak is the author of Masterpiece Comics, Terms and Conditions, and The Unquotable Trump. He adapts the classics for various anthologies, including The Graphic Canon, Fable Comics, and more. His comics and illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, The Onion, MAD, and SpongeBob Comics, as well as on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He’s done storyboards and character designs for Augenblick Studios on various animated projects. Sikoryak teaches in the illustration department at Parsons The New School for Design and previously at The Center for Cartoon Studies. Since 1997, he’s presented his live cartoon slide show series, Carousel, around the United States and Canada. He lives in New York City with his wife, Kriota Willberg. Constitution Illustrated is in stores next week!
A Thief Among the Tress: An Ember in the Ashes Graphic Novel
Sabaa Tahir is the author of the An Ember in the Ashes series. She grew up in California’s Mojave Desert at her family’s eighteen-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother’s comic book stash, and playing guitar badly. She began writing while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks and all things nerd. This is Sabaa’s first graphic novel collaboration.
Rise of the Halfling King
David Bowles is an award-winning Mexican-American author and translator, as well as an associate professor of literature and Nahuatl at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley. He has written over 20 books, among them Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico and Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Maya Poetry. September will see the release of his graphic novel Rise of the Halfling King, which Kirkus calls “an unmissable adventure of mythical proportions.” Next spring, the first volume in his steampunk graphic novel series Clockwork Curandera will drop. David’s work has also been published in multiple anthologies, plus venues such as School Library Journal, Apex, Strange Horizons, Rattle, Translation Review, and the Journal of Children’s Literature. In 2017, David was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters.
James Otis Smith
Black Heroes of the Wild West
James Otis Smith is illustrator of the graphic novel adaptation Showtime at the Apollo, by music writer Ted Fox. He studied writing and film before becoming a production artist for independent movies in New York. Years of growing up reading comics had taught him how to write with both words and pictures, which was good training to become a film and video editor. Missing the straightforward honesty of ink on paper, he eventually returned to his first love, comics. In addition to the Apollo Theater history, he drew the children’s book adaptation of the fantasy novel Ancient Lands by Jason McCammon and the mature-readers cyberpunk Gang of Fools. As a childhood fan of old serials and the classic American aesthetic, he has long hoped to reclaim those stories lost in our oversimplified telling of our own history, and expand who and what we mean when we say America. Black Heroes of the Wild West (coming September 2020 from TOON Books) is his first book as both author and illustrator.
James Otis lives in the last apartment free of cats in Brooklyn, New York.
Moderated by Adam Kullberg
Pop Culture Classroom
Adam Kullberg is the education director and interim executive director for Pop Culture Classroom, a Denver-based nonprofit.
Sponsored by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Make Programming Your Superpower! [email protected] watch when available! |
Vanessa Gempis (manager at Pauline Foster Teen Center, San Diego Public Library), Bijan Nowroozian (youth services librarian, San Diego Public Library), and Melissa Giffen (youth services librarian, San Diego Public Library) discuss how they approach creating effective and engaging programs for youth of different age groups. From planning the program, to promotion and communication, managing staff, and post-program reflection–the panel has tips and tricks to share for every size program. Panelists will also share some of their favorite fandom programs and what they’ve learned about virtual programs during the pandemic. Additional Resources available at https://linktr.ee/MBarbour
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||Conspiracy Theories and Propaganda Throughout Pop Culture [email protected] watch when available! |
J. D. Lombardi (host/producer, YouTube’s Lombardi Labs and middle-school science teacher, Glendale Unified) along with Justin Montgomery (MentalXhaustion.com), Guadalupe De La O (STEM teacher/science instructional coach, Alliance Schools), and G. L. Lambert (screenwriter, G.L. Lambert Explains It All podcast) will trace conspiracies and propaganda throughout comics, shows, and movies, and how they correlate to the current climate of increased conspiracy theories. Teaching science literacy, in and out of the classroom, is more crucial now than ever in combating misinformation, especially related to our current pandemic.
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||GeekEd: College and the Nerd Mind [email protected] watch when available! |
Teachers, education administrators, and student affairs professionals are being called to respond to a wide variety of mental health concerns across the education landscape, with students today managing greater educational debt, digital identities, and high expectations for academic performance. This has become intensified in the era of COVID-19 and the need for educators to manage the needs of students remotely This panel of educators and mental health experts share how they have applied their passion for fandom and the lessons they’ve learned from superheroes to develop new best practices in our service to students. Panelists include Drea Letamendi (UCLA), Jeremy Parker (UCSC), Aaron Jones (UCSC), and Alfred Day (UC Berkeley).
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||New Kids Comics from Eisner Award Publishers [email protected] watch when available! |
Jerry Craft (Class Act, New Kid) and Faith Erin Hicks (One Year at Ellsmere) join exciting comics artists Robin Ha (Almost American Girl), Derick Brooks (Bright Family), and Jonathan Hill (Odessa) in a discussion about new kids graphic novels. Moderated by Candice Mack (YALSA) and sponsored by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee.
Faith Erin Hicks
One Year at Ellsmere
Faith Erin Hicks (she/her) is a Canadian writer and artist. She worked in the animation industry for several years before transitioning into writing and drawing comics full time in 2008. She started making comics “for fun” and putting them on the web when she was in college. Her first published work was Zombies Calling (SLG Publishing) in 2007. Since then, she has published a number of other graphic novels including Brain Camp, Friends with Boys, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, The Adventures of Superhero Girl, The Nameless City and Pumpkinheads. Faith Erin won an Eisner Award in 2014 for The Adventures of Superhero Girl and in 2019, her debut Young Adult prose novel, Comics Will Break Your Heart, was published by Roaring Brook Press.
Almost American Girl
Robin Ha (she/her) is a Korean American cartoonist and illustrator based in Washington D.C. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling comic cookbook Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes. Her work has been published in independent comics anthologies including Secret Identities and The Strumpet, as well as in the pages of Marvel Comics and Heavy Metal Magazine. Her graphic novel memoir, Almost American Girl, talks about immigrating from Seoul, Korea to Huntsville, Alabama as a teenager in the mid-1990’s.
Jerry Craft (he/his) is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator. His book, New Kid, is the winner of the 2020 John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature. It is the first graphic novel in the Newbery’s nearly 100 year history to receive the award. Craft is only the fifth African-American author to land the coveted prize. New Kid was also awarded the Coretta Scott King award for an outstanding work by an African American writer. Craft is the second person to have simultaneously won both awards in the same year. Craft was born in Harlem and grew up in the Washington Heights section of New York City. He is a graduate of The Fieldston School and received his B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts. He resides in Connecticut with his two sons and two beagles.
Bright Family: Versus the Multiverse
Derick Brooks (he/him) is a cartoonist from Richmond Virginia working in comics literary publishing and animation. Derick loves to create adventure fantasy, soft sci fi, and slice of life stories about BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color.) He is currently illustrating the book series Bright Family (Epic!) and in production of his first graphic novel Grip Up! (Iron Circus Comics) coming in 2022.
Jonathan Hill (he/his) is an Ignatz-nominated cartoonist, illustrator, and educator living in Portland, OR. His first two graphic novels, Americus (2011), and Wild Weather: Storms, Meteorology, and Climate (2019) were published by First Second. His third book, Odessa, will be published in November of 2020 (Oni Press) and he has another forthcoming book True Tales of a Seventh Grade Lizard Boy in 2022 (Walker Books).
Jonathan teaches comics in the illustration department at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Literary Arts and chairs the Youth Programs Advisory Council.
Candice (Wing-yee) Mack
Vice President, Asian Pacific American Librarians Association
Candice (Wing-Yee) Mack and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I manage systemwide Young Adult services, programs and collections at the Los Angeles Public Library, the third largest library system in the United States and am the incoming President of the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association. As a lifelong Southern Californian, I’ve attended San Diego Comic Con since I was a teenager myself and served on the 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards jury. I also served on the 2018 We Need Diverse Books Walter Dean Myers Award Jury and am past president of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). On Twitter, I post about food, music, libraries, YA lit, social justice and Star Wars as @tinylibrarian.
by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||Words and Pictures Working Together: Strategies for Analyzing Graphic Texts [email protected] watch when available! |
In this crash course in text analysis for graphic novels, educators demonstrate techniques and tools for building students’ critical literacy skills with graphic texts at all grade levels. This includes demonstrations on how to lead students in analyzing the elements of comics and the unique combination of art and text, share resources, and discuss challenges. Educators Trevor Bryan (The Art of Comprehension), Derek Heid (high school English Language Arts, TVUSD), Shveta Miller (Hacking Graphic Novels), Talia Hurwich (Worth a Thousand Words), and moderator Tracy Edmunds (Graphic Novels Are Elementary!) share strategies you can use with students tomorrow! Access all of the resources shared during this panel at this link: http://www.tracyedmunds.com/home/sdcc-home-2020
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||Comic-Con Celebrates 15 Years of Eisner Librarians [email protected] watch when available! |
At the request of Will Eisner, a librarian has been a member of the Eisner Awards jury since 2005. When Jackie Estrada, Administrator for the Eisner Awards, invited Kat Kan to be that first librarian jury member, the awards began to take on a new kind of energy. Since that day, the influence of the awards has grown beyond the traditional comics community and now resonates with traditional publishers, academic institutions, and throughout the library world. Join in on the conversation as these ground-breaking librarians talk about their experience as members of the Eisner juries over the years. Moderated by John Shableski (2009 Jury) this session features five Eisner Librarian jurors: Kat Kan (2005), Karen Green (2011), Jason Poole (2016), Dawn Rutherford (2017), and Traci Glass (2019).
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||Comics on Campus: Fandom at Academia [email protected] watch when available! |
It’s taken a while, but there’s never been a time when comics have been so embraced by universities and colleges informal classes, studies, and even comic conventions. This panel provides an inside look at ground-breaking courses by the professionals and academics who are bringing geek culture to campuses nationwide (and beyond)! Join Paul Levitz (Columbia University, Pace University), Frank Cammuso (Syracuse University), Rob Salkowitz (University of Washington), Karen Green (Columbia University), and Darlynne Overbaugh (Ithaca College) in a robust and thoughtful panel exploring the trends and future of comics on campus. Moderated by Ed Catto (Ithaca College).
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||Spirit Skies: How to publish an International youth comic in the Age of Covid-19 [email protected] watch when available! |
Are you a high school student with dreams of becoming a graphic novelist? Are you a high school teacher with dreams of creating a graphic novel with your class? Spirit Skies is a graphic novel written and illustrated exclusively by high school students! Not only did we dream it, we DID it! The panel will discuss the impact of Covid-19 on cross cultural artistic exchange, how technology has made this project easier and more dynamic! The student panel of writers and illustrators – including a Guna native from Panama who wrote the sequel from the tropical point of view- will be on the panel, featuring never-before-seen art, and a sneak peek at the next volume in the Spirit Skies story! The panel will take you on an exploratory journey – through the eyes of a Hummingbird! Spirit Skies is not just an adventure written by high school students – it is a lesson in environmental stewardship. With the lesson that we are all interconnected, all you have to do is go outside and you will be interacting with wildlife. It could be a hummingbird coming from Panama or Alaska!
Justin Wang–student host, editor
Giovanna Agrazal (Panama)
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||Teaching Graphic Novels Online [email protected] watch when available! |
Meryl Jaffe (Worth A Thousand Words) with panelists Laurence Tan (educator) Rachelle Cruz (educator, author Experiencing Comics), and Talia Hurwich (educator, author Worth A Thousand Words) discuss how graphic novels can inspire and enrich online classroom lessons for students grades 3 and up. We discuss challenges, lesson ideas, and loads of resources.
|JULY 23 • THURSDAY|
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Art and the Holocaust [email protected] watch when available! |
Art and the Holocaust will present a sampling of artwork and propaganda done during World War II in the U.S. and Nazi Germany, and work done by a child survivor of the Holocaust after the war. Moderated by Stephen D. Smith, director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, panelists include Holocaust survivor Miriam Katin, graphic novelist/artist; author Sandra Scheller, exhibit creator RUTH: Remember Us, The Holocaust; Holocaust educator Esther Finder, founder of Generations of the Shoah International (GSI): and World War II historian Matt Dunford, chairman of San Diego Comic Fest.
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Body Talk [email protected] watch when available! |
Visual storytelling mediums have an opportunity to show diverse bodies and yet it seems to still be a struggle to find true representation for many marginalized people. Now, more than ever, having difficult discussions about inclusion, representation, diversity, and the power of stories to remind us all of our humanity matter, need to happen. Join creator Jules Rivera, Christina “Steenz” Stewart, Mari Naomi, Sequoia Bostick, and Lilah Sturges for a frank, thoughtful, and funny discussion about these topics. Moderated by Mariah McCourt.
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Building a Geek Brand: Surviving a Pandemic [email protected] watch when available! |
Do you dream of starting your company or brand inspired by your favorite pop culture passions? It’s hard enough to grow a start up but even harder during a pandemic! Join industry professionals in the area of apparel, publication, and cosplay as they share about the challenges of starting a geek business, how to survive a pandemic and how to contribute to Black Lives Matter. Tony B Kim (Hero Within) hosts this spirited and inspirational discussion along with panelists Linda Le (VampyBitMe Cosplay), Rachel Litfin (author), and Victor Dandridge (comic book creator).
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Causeplay – In Service to Others [email protected] watch when available! |
Mark Chu-Lin (event coordinator and Avengers Initiative club president), Amber Chavez (child life special programs coordinator for CHOC Children’s), Luke Morand (media programs coordinator for CHOC Children’s), Anthony Wills (pediatrician and Avengers Initiative member), Terrance Thompson (surgical scrub nurse and Avengers Initiative member), and Hanna Trevizo (EMT and Avengers Initiative member), will discuss how cosplayers and prop builders serve their communities through their love of pop-culture. Hear about their experiences, learn how to join organized groups and some of the organizations that receive help, and find out how to get involved in service efforts. By using skills one already has, and sharing them with others, people can help others have a better day. For information about the Avengers Initiative and CHOC Children’s, please check out their websites and social media pages at https://linktr.ee/AIandCHOC.
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Crunchyroll Industry Panel [email protected] watch when available! |
Hear about all the latest and greatest anime & manga coming out of Crunchyroll straight from the source, panelists Adam Sheehan (director of events, Crunchyroll) and Lauren Stevens (events manager, Crunchyroll). Special prize giveaway and virtual goodies available during the panel. For everything anime, go to crunchyroll.com.
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Graphix: Get Drawn In [email protected] watch when available! |
Stories that inspire. Characters that connect. Art that comes alive. Meet the authors of some of the hottest upcoming graphic novels for kids. Featuring Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant (authors, Animorphs), Chris Grine (illustrator, Animorphs: The Graphic Novel), Varian Johnson (author, Twins), Shannon Wright (illustrator, Twins), and Tom Angleberger (illustrator, Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel). These are the stories that ignite kids’ imaginations, spark creativity, and encourage reading in new and exciting ways. There are graphic novels. And then there’s Graphix. Moderated by Raina Telgemeier (author/illustrator, Smile).
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||How to Get News Coverage [email protected] watch when available! |
Small press publishers: What makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, and interviews and what doesn’t? A lot of publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it, or why they are being overlooked for coverage. Comics journalist Rik Offenberger (First Comics News, Archie Comics) moderates this panel on just what it takes to get coverage, with the comic journalists themselves telling you what they are looking for in your submission. Panelists include (in alphabetical order): Martin Boruta (The Hey Kids Comics Radio Show, First Comics News), Peter Breau (Second Sight Publishing), Ed Catto (Captain Action, Agendae), Holly Golightly (Broadsword Comics), Michael Kingston (Headlocked Comics), Rob Salkowitz (Forbes, ICv2), and JC Vaughn (Gemstone Publishing, The Scoop). Find out what it takes to self-promote and make a significant impact on your ability to sell your comic.
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||P.S. NPC: Storytelling in Video Games [email protected] watch when available! |
What’s writing for video games really like? Our panel of pro game devs walks you through everything it takes to tell an immersive story in video games. Moderator Sam Maggs (Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart) speaks with Jill Scharr (Destiny 2), Shayna Moon (God of War 2018), Charles Beacham (Blankos Block Party), Milo Smiley (Spider-Man: Miles Morales), and Megan Fausti (Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order).
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Star Trek Universe Virtual Panel [email protected]Star Trek broke barriers when it first premiered more than 50 years ago, inspiring people of all walks of life by championing cultural diversity, scientific advancement, and the exploration of new frontiers. Today, this legacy carries on through the Star Trek series on CBS All Access, where Starfleet and new characters alike take on exciting missions and explore uncharted areas of the universe while keeping true to the ideals of “Star Trek” that society needs now more than ever. Join us as we virtually bring together the casts and producers from Star Trek: Discovery, new animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks and Star Trek: Picard.|
Dominic Patten, Deadline’s senior editor, moderates the overall “Star Trek Universe” panels with an introduction and discussion with Secret Hideout Executive Producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin who give a glimpse of what’s ahead in the ever-expanding franchise.
The cast of Star Trek: Discovery reprises their roles in a virtual table read of the season two finale “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2.” Cast scheduled to appear, include Sonequa Martin-Green (Commander Michael Burnham), Michelle Yeoh (Philippa Georgiou), Doug Jones (Commander Saru), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Commander Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Ensign Sylvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), Mary Chieffo (L’Rell), Tig Notaro (Commander Jett Reno), Alan Van Sprang (Captain Leland), Jayne Brook (Admiral Katrina Cornwall), and the Discovery Bridge crew Emily Coutts (Lt. Detmer), Oyin Oladejo (Lt. J.G. Owosekun), Patrick Kwok-Choon (Lt. Rhys), Ronnie Rowe Jr. (Lt. J.G. Bryce), Sara Mitich (Lt. Nilsson), and upcoming Start Trek: Strange New World stars Anson Mount (Captain Christopher Pike), Rebecca Romijn (Number One), and Ethan Peck (Spock), alongside Star Trek: Discovery executive producer and co-showrunner Michelle Paradise and executive producer Olatunde Osunsanmi, who also directed the season two finale.Act one of the table read will make its world premiere at [email protected] followed by a brief cast Q&A.
Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites), creator, showrunner, and executive producer of the upcoming animated comedy series Star Trek: Lower Decks, which premieres Thursday, August 6 on CBS All Access, will debut an exclusive extended first look from the premiere episode. McMahan also moderates a fun discussion with the Starfleet crew residing in the “lower decks” of the U.S.S. Cerritos, including “Ensign Beckett Mariner” voiced by Tawny Newsome, “Ensign Brad Boimler” voiced by Jack Quaid, “Ensign Tendi” voiced by Noël Wells, and “Ensign Rutherford” voiced by Eugene Cordero and the ship’s bridge crew including “Captain Carol Freeman” voiced by Dawnn Lewis, “Commander Jack Ransom” voiced by Jerry O’Connell, “Lieutenant Shaxs” voiced by Fred Tatasciore, and “Doctor T’Ana” voiced by Gillian Vigman.
Patrick Stewart and the lively cast of the hit original series Star Trek: Picard, come together (virtually) for the first time post-finale to discuss the critically acclaimed first season. Cast members scheduled to appear includes Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard), Alison Pill (Dr. Agnes Jurati), Isa Briones (Dahj/Soji), Evan Evagora (Elnor), Michelle Hurd (Raffi Musiker), and Santiago Cabrera (Cristobal Rios) along with special guest stars Brent Spiner (Data/Dr. Soong), Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh), Jonathan Frakes (William Riker), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), and Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi).
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Transforming Together Time: Family Gaming and the Future of Play [email protected] watch when available! |
Video games have been an influential part of our culture, creativity, and connection for decades; from numerous console wars, memorable mobile gaming moments, gamifying the world with augmented reality, blasting into incredible immersive worlds with VR, voice, and beyond. The global gaming market is booming, families are spending more time gaming together than ever before. This panel will share real-world examples behind some of the most beloved family gaming experiences and latest announcements. Join Tommy Tallarico (President, CEO Intellivision), Tommy Palm (CEO of Resolution Games), and connected experiences innovator Valerie Vacante (LiveArea // Collabsco) in a discussion on how creators are designing new experiences across various platforms and emerging technologies to shape the future of family gaming and play.
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||X-Men Fandom Surprise Party [email protected] watch when available! |
They thought it was just going to be a pajama party where they’d reminisce about their mutant pride, instead these X-Men influencers, podcasters, and cosplayers experience the surprise of their lives with drop in visits by surprise celebrity guests from the X-Men universe. Panelists include Dylan Carter and Regina Givens (House of X), Khelan Bhatia (Homo Superior podcast), Amanda Lynne (cosplayer), Jake Wallace (X-Club), and Chris Riley (X-Reads Podcast). Moderated by Chandler Poling (White Bear PR).
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||X-Men Fandom Surprise Party [email protected] watch when available! |
They thought it was just going to be a pajama party where they’d reminisce about their mutant pride, instead these X-Men influencers, podcasters, and cosplayers experience the surprise of their lives with drop in visits by surprise celebrity guests from the X-Men universe. Panelists include Dylan Carter and Regina Givens (House of X), Khelan Bhatia (Homo Superior podcast), Amanda Lynne (cosplayer), Jake Wallace (X-Club), and Chris Riley (X-Reads Podcast). Moderated by Chandler Poling (White Bear PR).
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Alien Superstar with Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver [email protected] watch when available! |
Hollywood legend Henry Winkler and children’s book veteran Lin Oliver discuss their New York Times bestselling book Alien Superstar and its forthcoming sequel, Lights, Camera, Danger: Alien Superstar 2. Henry is known for his iconic role on Happy Days and currently co-stars in the HBO comedy, Barry. Lin is a film and television writer/producer and is the executive director of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. The duo will reveal how they infuse their decades of experience in Hollywood into this out-of-this-world story for middle grade readers.
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Batgirls! [email protected] watch when available! |
Odds are, when most people hear the name “Batgirl, ” the first character to come to mind is Barbara Gordon, Commissioner Gordon’s daughter. First appearing in 1967, she’s been a comic mainstay, first as Batgirl and then as Oracle. But as is tradition in the Bat-family, when things happen, the cowl can been passed from hero to hero. From Stephanie Brown to Cassandra Cain to The Bat Girls, each having a wildly different take on the role of caped crusader. Join Cecil Castellucci (Batgirl -Barbara Gordon), Sarah Kuhn (Batgirl -Cassandra Cain), Bryan Q. Miller (Batgirl -Stephanie Brown), Nancy Kiu (Batwoman -Kate Kane), Marieke Nijkamp (Oracle -Barbara Gordon) and Dr. Andrea Letamendi (The Arkham Sessions) who have brought these different iconic versions of Batgirl to life in a celebration of what makes them different and what makes them Batgirl.
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Cartoon Network Studios: The Art of Storyboarding [email protected] watch when available! |
In this masterclass virtual panel, hear from artists behind some of Cartoon Network Studios’ hit series as they share their journeys, learnings and top tips for aspiring storyboard artists worldwide. Join leading artists behind award-winning shows to learn how a concept or script is brought to life through the beloved art of storyboarding. Panelists include: Mic Graves, director of and voice on The Amazing World of Gumball; Chuck Klein, storyboard royalty and supervising producer/director, Apple & Onion; Julia Pott, creator of and voice on Summer Camp Island; Alabaster Pizzo, storyboard artist, Summer Camp Island. #ad
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Hollyweird Science: Creativity, Correctness, and Collaboration [email protected] watch when available! |
In addition to a constructive examination of the depiction of science and scientists in TV and film, the Hollyweird Science books explore how onscreen depictions compare to real life: when it’s right, when it’s wrong, and when it’s wrong for the right reasons. The books have also noted parallels in the careers of both working scientists and Hollywood storytellers: in both instances, few who begin the journey find successful careers, and both are very demanding and highly competitive. The common wisdom might be that the comparison ends there–that storytelling is highly creative, or “right-brained”, while the life of the scientist is dominated by “left-brained” analytical thinking and reasoning. Our panelists of scientists and Hollywood creatives explore the thought processes, motivations, and inspirations that drive their own careers, and explore the idea that these careers that seem diametrically opposed superficially have much more in common than you might think, and that creativity and analytical thought are complementary, not end members of a spectrum. Featuring Ashley E. Miller (Lore, Black Sails), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel), Deric A. Hughes (Warehouse 13, The Flash), Helen Stringer (Spellbinder, Paradigm), Stephen Cass (senior editor, IEEE Spectrum), Jessica Cail, Ph.D. (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Zootopia), and Kevin Grazier, Ph.D. (Gravity, Escape Room 2). Session moderated by Jenna Busch (Cocktails with Stan, Psych Geeks). Session held in your home.
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||James Bond – 007 in Comics! [email protected] watch when available! |
A deep dive on Ian Fleming’s James Bond in comics past, present, and future. Special guest Steve Orlando (Supergirl) reveals his upcoming new series. Writers Greg Pak (Star Wars), Mark Russell (Flintstones), and Danny Lore (Ironheart) join to discuss the excitement and challenges of bringing the legendary spy to the page.
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Mega Construx Unveils New Halo Toy Line [email protected] watch when available! |
@MegaConstrux toy designer Mia gives an inside look at our all-new line of Halo construction toys. She reveals sets based on the highly anticipated Halo Infinite game, others that are true icons to the franchise and a glimpse at our SDCC exclusive, that’s sure to excite all Halo fans! Suit up, soldier!
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Shannon Messenger Keeper of The Lost Cities Spotlight Panel [email protected] watch when available! |
Don’t miss the Lost Cities at [email protected]! Shannon Messenger (Keeper of the Lost Cities series) will appear in conversation with J.C. Cervantes (The Storm Runner series) from their personal writing spaces to discuss this magical, blockbuster series that follows Sophie, a girl with incredible abilities who discovers she’s from a secret world hidden in the shadows of our planet–and part of a giant conspiracy that could save or destroy everything.
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Solar Opposites [email protected] watch when available! |
Your favorite Shlorpians are getting together for [email protected]! As Hulu’s most-watched original comedy premiere to date, Solar Opposites centers around a team of four aliens who escape their exploding home world only to crash land into a move-in ready home in suburban America. They are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome, while protecting the Pupa, a living super computer that will one day evolve into its true form, consume them and terraform the Earth… Join Justin Roiland (“Korvo”), Thomas Middleditch (“Terry”), Sean Giambrone (“Yumyulack”), Mary Mack (“Jesse”), and executive producers Mike McMahan and Josh Bycel for all things Solar Opposites including an exclusive clip from the upcoming second season!
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||The Art of Collaboration: Duos Behind Top TV Shows & eSports [email protected] watch when available! |
“It takes two to make a thing go right!” Watch film, television, video game and eSports experts talk about the process and importance of collaboration in some of your favorite projects! Learn how they work together to create the final product you see on-screen! Panelists include 2nd unit director/stunt coordinator Hiro Koda (Stranger Things), stunt coordinator/performer Jahnel Curfman (Cobra Kai), professional video game streamers Avori and D__Rich (303 eSports), producer/supervising editor Arielle Kilker (Netflix’s Cheer), and supervising editor David Nordstrom (Netflix’s Cheer). Moderated by content creator Chris Villain.
Share your thoughts using the hashtags: #ArtofCollab #ComicConAtHome
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Jahnel Curfman [email protected] – www.instagram.com/jahnelly/
Avori – @avoriliz – www.instagram.com/avoriliz/
D__Rich – @d__richgaming – www.instagram.com/d__richgaming/
Arielle Kilker – @ariellekilker – www.instagram.com/ariellekilker/
David Nordstrom – @davidnords – www.instagram.com/davidnords/
Chris Villain – @chrisvillain – www.instagram.com/chrisvillain/
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|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Web Comics: Saving the Entertainment Industy, Four Panels at a TIme [email protected] watch when available! |
With film productions on hiatus, comic book distribution fragmented, and tv shows resorting to watered down “at-home” versions, COVID-19 has broken the entertainment industry. Where is a world, starved for new content, left to turn? Why, to the wonderful world of web comics, of course! Joined by moderator Will Romine (pROMINEnt Media) are Alan Truong (TheMissingDigit.com), JR Gervais (YoungCannibals.net), and Eddie DeAngelini (CollectorComics.com), who will talk about how quarantine, BLM, and the rest of 2020 have affected their work, art, and life. It’s a panel for fans, pros, and everyone in between.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||All the Starfleet Ladies: Then and Now [email protected] watch when available! |
From Uhura to Janeway to Burnham, Star Trek has a rich history of portraying complex, powerful female-identifying characters. How do Star Trek authors perceive their role in continuing this legacy in their Star Trek novels? Join Una McCormack (author of Picard: The Last Best Hope), Swapna Krishna (space, tech, and pop culture journalist), author Cassandra Rose Clarke, LJ Jackson (publicity manager at Saga Press), and moderator Kendra James (editor at StarTrek.com), as they examine the ladies of Star Trek from its inception to the present.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Amazon Prime Video: Truth Seekers [email protected] watch when available! |
A new original supernatural horror comedy by Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead), Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz), James Serafinowicz (Sick Note), and Nat Saunders (Sick Note). Join as they discuss the making of the hilarious eight-episode series about a team of part-time paranormal investigators who team up to uncover and film ghost sightings across the UK, sharing their adventures on an online channel for all to see. Discussion and Q&A moderated by Empire magazine’s Chris Hewitt.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Cartoon Network Studios First Look [email protected] watch when available! |
Philip Solomon, voice of Craig, and Lucia Cunningham, voice of Craig’s little sister Jessica, from the Emmy-nominated series Craig of the Creek host the annual Cartoon Network Studios First Look virtual panel . . . it’s like they are at the Trading Tree, but instead of handing out Choco Rolls they’re dishing out special announcements and exclusive clips from Apple & Onion, Ben 10 vs. The Universe: The Movie, Craig of the Creek, Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart, Victor and Valentino, and We Bare Bears The Movie. See you there! (Please note, attendees are responsible for bringing their own Choco Roll.) #ad
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Comics During Clampdown: Creativity In The Time of COVID [email protected] watch when available! |
How do cartoonists deal with writer’s block in the face of a global pandemic? How do you balance homeschooling with publishing deadlines? Panelists Brian Fies (A Fire Story), Keith Knight (The K Chronicles), MariNaomi (Life on Earth trilogy), Ajuan Mance (1001 Black Men), Thien Pham (Sumo), Jason Shiga (Demon), Gene Luen Yang (Dragon Hoops), and moderator Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) discuss work-life balance, sanity, and survival in the midst of our brave new world.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Duncanville [email protected] watch when available! |
Executive producers Mike & Julie Scully, executive producer and star, Amy Poehler, along with stars Ty Burrell, Riki Lindhome, Joy Osmanski, Yassir Lester, Betsy Sodaro, and guest stars Rashida Jones and Wiz Khalifa discuss their favorite moments from the season and what they’re excited for in the upcoming second season; returning next Spring on FOX.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||From Script to Screen: Behind-The-Scenes of Your Favorite Film & TV Shows [email protected] watch when available! |
Entertainment creatives discuss on how they bring your favorite film and television projects from script to screen! Find out how they use their craft to shape the story and bring them to life in this exciting behind-the-scenes panel! Panelists include composers Devin Burrows (The Wretched), Chad Rehmann (Camp Cold Brook), and Ian Chen (Green Door), makeup designer Burton LeBlanc (The Handmaid’s Tale), screenwriter/director/editor Tirsa Hackshaw (Jessica Jones), and cinematographer Catherine Lutes (Anne with an E). Moderated by actress Danielle Harris (Halloween Franchise).
Share your thoughts using the hashtags: #ScriptToScreen #ComicConAtHome
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Chad Rehmann – @chadrehmann – www.instagram.com/chadrehmann/
Ian Chen – @ianchenmusic – www.instagram.com/ianchenmusic/
Burton LeBlanc – @burtonleblanc – www.instagram.com/burtonleblanc/
Tirsa Hackshaw – @tirsahackshaw – www.instagram.com/tirsahackshaw/
Catherine Lutes – @brutes – www.instagram.com/brutes/
Danielle Harris @horrorgal – www.instagram.com/horrorgal/
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|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Legion M: How We’re Opening the Gates to Hollywood [email protected] watch when available! |
What if all the Comic-Con fans united to create an entertainment company of their own? They did! Welcome to Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company. With a community of over 25, 000 investors and over 100, 000 free members, Legion M seeks to open the gates of Hollywood and create incredible content, events, and experiences for their community of fans. Learn more about their upcoming sci-fi films Save Yourselves! and Archenemy, and the hit podcast, The Left Right Game, projects currently in development, and what’s on the horizon from Legion M’s topexecs!
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Mattel & WWE Elite Squad Fan Panel [email protected] watch when available! |
The superstars of WWE and the Mattel action figure design team reveal the most exciting, authentic, upcoming WWE figure releases. Moderated by “The Last Professional Broadcaster” Sam Roberts, the panel features Mattel Elite Squad members Bill Miekina and Steve Ozer, and WWE superstars Edge, Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae, Rhea Ripley, and Ricochet!
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Oddball Comics Not-So-Live! [email protected] watch when available! |
Longtime cartoonist Scott Shaw! (Sonic the Hedgehog, Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew!, The Flintstones) once again presents his uniquely hilarious digital slideshow of “the craziest comic book covers ever published!” This acclaimed digital slideshow is a relentless cavalcade of mind-blowing, offensive and hilarious images of vintage comic books from Scott’s collection, accompanied by his wry, observational commentary. Stan Lee said, “Wow, True Believers, I thought I’d seen it all, but Scott Shaw!’s hysterically hilarious Oddball Comics is the wildest, wackiest exposé of some of the craziest comic books I’ve ever seen! Or, to put it mildly, Scott!’s outrageous opuses are a blast!”
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Paperfilms’ Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner [email protected] watch when available! |
Creators Jimmy Palmiotti (writer on Painkiller Jane, Jonah Hex, Harley Quinn) and Amanda Conner (artist on Vampirella, Harley Quinn, Power Girl) chat with Londyn Jackson (historian, History of the Batman creator) about their co-founded company PaperFilms, reinventing DC Comics’ Harley Quinn for a new generation of fans, their innovative Kickstarter projects, and the importance of fans supporting both corporate and independently created comic books. https://linktr.ee/HistoryoftheBatman
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||75th Anniversary of Moomin appreciation [email protected] watch when available! |
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 16, 11:03PM
Moomins are beloved around the world, these famous characters were created by Swedish-speaking Finnish writer and artist Tove Jansson. Despite leaving us in 2001, her legacy leaves behind a Moomin Museum, Moomin theme parks, (both in her native country of Finland, and one in Japan), countless other ways to experience the joy of her creations: films, comic strips, picture books, and a brand new TV 2019 series featuring the voices of Academy Award-winning Kate Winslet, Taron Egerton, Warwick Davis, and Rosamund Pike. Join Marika Makaroff (executive producer of 2019 Moominvalley animated series and CEO of Gutsy Animation), Riika Kuittenen (museum curator for the Moomin Museum), Sirke Happonen (associate professor of the University of Helsinki; author The Moomin Guide/ Muumiopas (Finnish), National Museum of Finland), and Jessica Tseang (comic book historian, pop culture speaker) as they explore 75 years of history of Moomin and the secret to the franchise’s longevity. ©MoominCharacters’ are copyrighted by Moomin Character Oy LTD and are globally registered trademarks. All clips used with permission by Gutsy Animation.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||A Look Inside “Marvel’s 616” on Disney+ [email protected] watch when available! |
Marvel’s 616 explores how Marvel’s rich legacy of stories, characters and creators exist within the “world outside your window.” Each documentary, helmed by a unique filmmaker, explores the intersections of storytelling, pop culture and fandom within the Marvel Universe. Join directors Gillian Jacobs, Paul Scheer, and executive producers Sarah Amos and Jason Sterman as they discuss the making of this Disney+ original anthology series with moderator Angélique Roché.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Amazon Prime Video: Utopia [email protected] watch when available! |
A twisted, eight-episode thriller about a group of young comic fans who discover the conspiracy in a graphic novel is real, and embark on a high-stakes adventure to save humanity from the end of the world. Join writer and executive producer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) and series stars John Cusack (High Fidelity), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Sasha Lane (American Honey), Ashleigh LaThrop (Fifty Shades Freed), Dan Byrd (Cougar Town), Desmin Borges (You’re The Worst), Javon “Wanna” Walton (Euphoria), and Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day) for a Q&A moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Christian Holub.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Comics Satire and The New Political Cartoon [email protected] watch when available! |
There’s no shortage of fodder for political and social satire these days, yet some say political cartooning is a dying art! Join five very different cartoonists, Ben Passmore (BTTM FDRS, Sports is Hell), Ezra Claytan Daniels (BTTM FDRS, Upgrade Soul), Mr. Fish (Nobody Left), Ann Telnaes (Trump’s ABC), and R. Sikoryak (Constitution Illustrated) as they discuss their approaches to making relevant, critical comics in the age of. . . whatever it is that’s going on right now! Moderated by Jacob Brogan (assistant opinions editor at The Washington Post).
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||His Dark Materials Virtual Panel and Q&A Session[email protected] Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy of the same name, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, HBO/BBC’s His Dark Materials concluded its debut season in December. Join executive producers Jane Tranter and Jack Thorne, as well as cast members Dafne Keen (Lyra), Ruth Wilson (Mrs. Coulter), Ariyon Bakare (Lord Boreal), Amir Wilson (Will Parry), Andrew Scott (John Parry), and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Lee Scoresby) in a virtual panel discussion about the hit drama series which will be moderated by award-winning journalist Stacey Wilson Hunt.|
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||How Every Epic Fantasy Can Be . . . Epically Different [email protected] watch when available! |
Peter V. Brett (Barren), Rena Barron (Kingdom of Souls), S.A. Chakraborty (The Empire of Gold), R.F. Kuang (The Dragon Republic), R.A. Salvatore (Relentless) discuss literary fantasy, which provides a multiverse of fictional prisms, imagined against mythic elements, world folklore, and reimaginings of actual history. At the heart of the fantasy realm typically lies some form of magic, often there are magical creatures, and the standard are quests – whether they be for good, or for ill. Join these masters of the genre to discuss the works that inspired them, and how their own works contribute to enriching the scope of modern fantasy. Moderated by Natasha Bardon (publishing director, Harper Voyager U.K.)
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Insider Art: A Compendium of Comics, Crafts & Cats for All Ages [email protected] watch when available! |
Insider Art is a comics initiative that begin during the early days of the COVID19 pandemic; a way to bring female and non-binary creators together to raise money for our own: female and non-binary comic book retailers who faced financial hardships under quarantine. 8 editors, 1 retailer liaison, and over 100 creators from around the world united for one grand mission: to bring over 250 pages of comics, crafts and cats to the masses and conquer the tedium of the greatindoors.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Legendary Comics 2.0: Sci-Fi, YA, Romance, and More! [email protected] watch when available! |
The Legendary Comics team chat to find out who they are and what they publish. Built on a solid foundation of world-class storytelling, Legendary Comics is bringing amazing and inclusive tales of Sci-Fi, YA, Romance, Horror, and Fantasy to life . . . but not all at once because that would beconfusing.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||So you want to make an Action Figure, a Conversation with today’s Indie Toy Makers [email protected] watch when available! |
This is the age of the independent action figure! Thanks to advances in technology and crowdfunding sources like Kickstarter, the big kids are doing it for themselves. Join Chris Gawrych from Amazo Toys, Brian Flynn from Super7, JE Russell and Paul Mundheim from Chicken Fried Toys, Craig Owen from Zica Toys, and Paul Wolf from The Fwoosh/Articulated Icons as they discuss bringing (or bringing back) action figures like Space Force, Sectaurs, Alien, Conan, The Worst, Captain Action, Dime Novel Legends, and more! Moderated by writer, filmmaker and huge toy nerd Gavin Hignight (Star Wars Resistance, Transformers Cyberverse, Marvel’s Spider-Man). The discussion will cover topics such as Kickstarter strategies, manufacturing, sculpting, painting, distribution, and licensing for the independently produced action figure!
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Terry Moore Is Still Drawing Comics [email protected] watch when available! |
Terry Moore is still going strong with an impressive collection of work since his comics debut with the Eisner Award Winning series, Strangers In Paradise. Now there is Echo, Rachel Rising, Motor Girl, Five Years, and more on the bookshelf and Moore isn’t finished. From his studio, Moore discusses his work and what’s next, plus offers thoughtful answers to questions. Don’t miss this chance to sit with a career cartoonist and talk about comics.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||The Future of Entertainment [email protected] watch when available! |
As the world continues to technologically advance, find out how leading experts in entertainment are paving the way to a new future. Featuring experts in virtual and augmented reality, digital human creation and design, as well as creatives working in virtual production, eSports, and more, learn about how emerging technologies will shape everything from Hollywood to the educational experience.
Panelists include Ted Schilowitz (futurist, Paramount Pictures), James Pearse Connelly (production designer, The Masked Singer), Ilyasah Shabazz (professor, community organizer, author, motivational speaker), Cathy Hackl (futurist and two-time LinkedIn top voice in tech), Leslie Shannon (head of ecosystem and trend scouting, Nokia), Phil Quist (music agent, CAA), and Leigh Steinberg (sports agent, Steinberg Sports). Moderated by Travis Cloyd (futurist at FIU, co-founder of Worldwide XR).
Share your thoughts using the hashtags: #futureofentertainment #comicconathome
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Cathy Hackl – @cathyhackl – www.twitter.com/cathyhackl/
Leslie Shannon – @lshannon45 – www.twitter.com/lshannon45/
Phil Quist – @philquist – www.twitter.com/philquist/
Leigh Steinberg – @leighsteinberg – www.twitter.com/leighsteinberg/
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|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||The Women Behind Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet – Collaboration Across Gaming & Television to Create A Successful Crossover [email protected] watch when available! |
In February, Apple TV+ released the series Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet in partnership with Lionsgate, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Ubisoft Film & Television. In this moderated panel, the female powerhouses behind Mythic Quest, Ubisoft Film & Television, and Red Storm Entertainment, will share how they came together and leveraged their particular expertise in the gaming and television worlds to create and tell an authentic story. Through this discussion, the panelists will also address their experience working and being leaders in their respective fields in historically male-dominated industries and their advice for the next generation.
Megan Ganz, co-creator & executive producer, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet
Danielle Kreinik, director of TV development, Ubisoft Film & Television, and Executive Producer
Ashly Burch, writer & actor, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet
Elizabeth Loverso, VP product development, Ubisoft Red Storm
Erin Ashley Simon, host & producer, esports & gaming (moderator)
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||This is Not the Apocalypse You’re Looking For: Real Life Disasters, Fictional Recovery [email protected] watch when available! |
Things are rough right now, but we’re going to pull through together. Tyler Houston (comic and culture expert), Kelley M. Boston (infection prevention epidemiologist), Bobbiejean Garcia (public health epidemiologist), and Monti Pal (trauma therapist) talk about how disaster events and emergency management are often handled in pop-fiction, and in the real world. Art and fiction give us a way to think about our world as it is now and our future. Science fiction and comics are used as a frame to discuss how humans respond to disaster events, and how individuals and communities move from disaster to healing and wholeness.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Wonder Women: Superstars of Paranormal [email protected] watch when available! |
The Women of Paranormal unite in this powerful panel, presented by Travel Channel. Join some of the biggest female stars from Travel Channel’s multiple hit series as they share what it means to be a fearless female force in the paranormal industry. Panelists include paranormal investigators and researchers Amy Bruni (Kindred Spirits) and Katrina Weidman (Portals to Hell), paranormal explorer Chelsea Laden (Destination Fear), and psychic medium Cindy Kaza (The Holzer Files). Fans will be inspired by their stories and get firsthand advice from a group of women who ain’t afraid of no ghosts. #WonderWomenTRVL
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Amazon Prime Video: Upload [email protected] watch when available! |
Creator, executive producer and director Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation) and stars Robbie Amell (Code 8), Andy Allo (Pitch Perfect 3), Kevin Bigley (Undone), Allegra Edwards (New Girl), and Zainab Johnson (American Koko) discuss how they brought this futuristic comedy to life, share behind-the-scenes details from season one, and tease what fans can expect in season two. The panel will be moderated by Engadget’s Cherlynn Low. Upload season one is a ten-episode, half-hour, sci-fi comedy that takes place in the near future, where people can be “Uploaded” into a virtual afterlife of their choice.
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Artist Bootcamp by DeviantArt [email protected] watch when available! |
Get your art in shape! DeviantArt presents Artist Alley all-stars Jeffery “the CHAMBA” Cruz (artist), Edwin “ironpinky” Huang (illustrator), and John “Overlord_JC” Crayton (artist) as they share their secrets to warming up, getting in the mindset to create, and pulling yourself out of a rut. Moderated by DeviantArt’s Matt “ggMattB” Buchholtz (head of social media).
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Collider: Directors on Directing [email protected] watch when available! |
Robert Rodriguez (Alita: Battle Angel), Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World: Dominion), and Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick) take part in a wide-ranging and in-depth discussion about the craft of directing and projects past, present, and future. Moderated by Collider’s editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub.
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Draw Along With Dark Horse [email protected] watch when available! |
Dark Horse Comics invites you to join Gabriel Bá (The Umbrella Academy), Naomi Franquiz (Tales From Harrow County: Death’s Choir), Tyler Cook (Colonel Weird: Cosmagog), and Mike Deodato (Berserker Unbound) as they discuss breaking into comics, visual storytelling, and the process of illustrating comics. They even draw each others iconic Dark Horse characters!
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Horizon Zero Dawn Comes To Comics [email protected] watch when available! |
This August, Titan Comics and Guerrilla will embark on an exciting adventure together, as the first original comic book series set in the world of the global smash-hit PS4 game Horizon Zero Dawn comes to comics. In this panel, the creative team behind this hotly-anticipated comic book launch–writer Anne Toole, artist Ann Maulina, Guerrilla narrative director Ben McCaw, principal artist Gilbert Sanders, and Guerrilla studio director/art director Jan-Bart van Beek–discuss bringing the critically-acclaimed Horizon world to this illustrated medium.
Social media and buy links: https://linktr.ee/TitanPanels
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||How to Build a Girl Squad [email protected] watch when available! |
Growing up, many of us had to contend with the Smurfette principle: stories where there was only one girl in the whole gang–the token, the love interest, and the character who had to stand in for all girls everywhere. But times have changed, and many creators are writing their dream girl gangs, squads, and inclusive ensembles. So how do you build your modern squad from the ground up? How do you decide what kinds of characters will best complement, conflict, and have chemistry with each other? And why is writing and/or drawing a girl gang just so gosh darn fun? Join creators Cecil Castellucci (The Plain Janes), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Sam Maggs (The Unstoppable Wasp: Built on Hope), Afua Richardson (Black Panther: World of Wakanda), Steenz (Heart of the City), and Rebekah Weatherspoon (A Cowboy to Remember) as they discuss the challenges and joys of squad goals and building the modern girl gang.
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||IDW: G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes with Rob Liefeld [email protected] watch when available! |
Snake Eyes is back, with veteran comic book creator Rob Liefeld (New Mutants, X-Force, Youngblood) leading the charge! Get a first look at his take on the G.I. Joe character with Liefeld and moderator Jim Viscardi (ComicBook.com executive editor).
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Music for Animation [email protected] watch when available! |
Find out what it takes to create the sonic worlds of your favorite animated shows! Learn how creatives in entertainment write songs, create sounds, and compose music for projects like the Harley Quinn animated series, Central Park, JJ Villaird’s Fairy Tales, King of the Hill, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia, and more! Featuring panelist songwriters Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson (Central Park), and composers Jefferson Friedman (Harley Quinn), Roger Neill (JJ Villaird’s Fairy Tales), Sebastian Evans (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and Tim Davies (Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia). Moderated by actors Keith David (JJ Villaird’s Fairy Tales, Gargoyles) and Alan Tudyk (Frozen, Harley Quinn).
Share your thoughts using the hashtags: #MusicForAnimation #ComicConAtHome
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Sebastian Evans – @sevanscomposer
Tim Davies – @debreved
Keith David – @iamkeithdavid
Alan Tudyk – @alantudyk
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|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Shaenon Garrity in Conversation with Andrew Farago [email protected] watch when available! |
In the summer of 2000, Shaenon K. Garrity launched her first webcomic, Narbonic, to an audience of a few dozen online friends. Twenty years later, Garrity’s still creating webcomics, scripting graphic novels, editing manga, and writing the occasional sci-fi short story. How does she do it? Only Shaenon’s husband, moderator Andrew Farago of San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum, knows for sure.
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal Graphic Novel [email protected] watch when available! |
The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal Graphic Novel–In the third Adventure Zone graphic novel (adapted from the McElroy family’s wildly popular RPG podcast), we rejoin hero-adjacent sort-of-comrades-in-arms Taako, Magnus, and Merle as they hit the road again for Petals to the Metal. Join co-creators of The Adventure Zone, Clint McElroy, Travis McElroy, and Griffin McElroy (My Brother, My Brother, and Me) as well as co-adapter and illustrator for the graphic novel, Carey Pietsch (Lumberjanes), to learn more about The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal, which has it all: blossoming new friendships, pining for outlaw lovers, and a rollicking race you can root for. This panel will be moderated by Satine Phoenix (Gilding Light).
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||The Brave New World of TwoMorrows [email protected] watch when available! |
John Morrow (publisher, Jack Kirby Collector editor) moderates a discussion about how the pandemic is changing the way TwoMorrows Publishing produces its books and magazines, its current challenges, and updates on release schedules and new projects. Featured are Jon B. Cooke (Comic Book Creator magazine), Mike Manley (Draw! magazine), Keith Dallas (American Comic Book Chronicles series), and Eric Nolen-Weathington (Modern Masters series).
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||The New Mutants[email protected]: Thu, Jul 16, 06:59PM|
Writer/Director Josh Boone and the cast of Twentieth Century Studios and Marvel Entertainment’s The New Mutants, including Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga discuss the upcoming original horror-thriller moderated by Ira Madison III.
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Comic-Con Museum: A Museum for All Ages[email protected]: Wed, Jul 15, 11:45PM|
Join the Comic-Con Museum staff and insiders as they take you on a virtual tour of the Comic-Con Museum. Taken from the perspective of kids and families, the tour will be an exciting journey highlighting the Education Center, what the Comic-Con Museum may offer, and what to expect once it opens in2021.
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Shaman King: Then, Now & Tomorrow [email protected] watch when available! |
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 10, 10:14PM
To celebrate over 10 years since the finale of the original Shaman King series, Kodansha Comics experts Misaki Kido, Ben Applegate, and Ivan Salazar take a look back and bring you a in-depth look at Hiroyuki Takei’s supernatural battle manga masterpiece, past, present & future. Fans of the manga, anime and newcomers alike won’t want to miss this panel full of exclusive announcements, sneak peeks, and general excitement over the shonen classic Shaman King!
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||SYFY: UNTOLD TALES OF TODD McFARLANE[email protected]: Sat, Jul 18, 02:05PM|
Comic-Con wouldn’t be Comic-Con without Todd McFarlane — the innovative artist and entrepreneur who is the subject of the brand new SYFY WIRE documentary film,Todd McFarlane: Like Hell I Won’t. McFarlane is the creative mastermind behind Spawnand some of Marvel Comics’ most famous characters, one of the founders of Image Comics and is known for (quite literally) breaking down barriers. To celebrate the documentary and these achievements, Marc Silvestri and J. Scott Campbell join McFarlane on a panel as they commend him on his contributions to the industry and have some fun roasting the man who essentially “raised hell” to get where he is today. For more information on the documentary, visit SYFY.com
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Afro-Futurism and Black Religion: Connecting Imaginations [email protected] watch when available! |
The works of best-selling authors Octavia Butler, Samuel Delaney, Nnedi Okorafor, Nalo Hopkinson, and Tananarive Due (to name a few) are part of a written corpus that has laid the ground for the blossoming of the movement of Afrofuturism, brought to light by the music of Sun Ra and others. The works of the late Charles H. Long, James Noel, Tracey Hucks, and Rachel Harding bring to light how black religion and the imagination of matter speak to the way in which Black people in the Atlantic World syncretize their experience to create community and fashion a future. This dynamic panel will explore the connections between Afrofuturism and Black Religion and the way in which comics, graphic novels, and animation are capturing the rich dynamic that spawns new ways in which popular culture is being impacted by these forces. Panelists inlcude John Jennings (MFA: professor of Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside 2-time Eisner Award winner (2016, 2018), Kinitra D. Brooks (PhD: Leslie Endowed Chair of Literary Studies, Michigan State University), Sakena Young-Scaggs (PhD: Honors Faculty Fellow, Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University), and moderator Aaron Grizzell (MA, executive director, Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation).
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|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Artist as Brand, Rise of the Artist Entrepreneur [email protected] watch when available! |
Greg Spalenka (professional artist in publishing, film and higher education, Sandman, The Golden Compass, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader),
moderates a panel discussion on art career sustainability. Learn strategies on how to create income from your talent on your own terms. Panelists include Ciruelo (quintessential dragon artist, patrons include George Lucas, Christopher Paolini, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Steve Vai, MTG, Tor, Ballantine), Daniel & Dawna Davis (artist/designers of Steam Crow, publisher of monster themed items, books, prints, clothing and the Monster Rangers), Shiflett Brothers (award winning sculptors of comic and original designs, Marvel, Oddworld: Abe’s Odysee, Verotik comics, Moore Creations), and Jacquelin de Leon (Illustrator, comic artist, DC Comics, artist entrepreneur, and influencer through Instagram and her Youtube channel).
Greg Spalenka- spalenka.com
Steam Crow- steamcrow.com
Shiflett Brothers- shiflettbrothers.com
Jacquelin DeLeon- jacquelindeleon.com
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Brandon Sanderson Spotlight [email protected] watch when available! |
#1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson returns with the newest book in his Stormlight Archive series, Rhythm of War, coming in November from Tor Books, and eagerly anticipated by his devoted legions of readers around the world. Join Sanderson as he gives an exclusive preview of this latest volume in the addictive epic fantasy series and answers some burning questions from fans–Warning: there may be some spoilers! For more info on Sanderson, Rhythm of War, his upcoming graphic novel from Vault Comics, and what other books might be on the horizon, please visit www.brandonsanderson.com.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||HBO Max and Cartoon Network Studios: Close Enough [email protected] watch when available! |
JG Quintel, creator of the Emmy Award-winning Regular Show discusses his new show HBO Max series Close Enough with a panel and table read. Close Enough is a surreal animated comedy about a married couple, their five-year-old daughter, and their two divorced best friends/roommates all living together on the east-side of Los Angeles. Jason Mantzoukas (Alex), Gabrielle Walsh (Emily), Kimiko Glenn (Bridgette), and Jessica DiCicco (Candice) will join Quintel (Josh) to discuss the show’s themes of navigating the transitional 30’s, juggling work and kids, and pursuing your dreams, while avoiding time-traveling snails, stripper clowns, and murderous mannequins. Moderated by Regular Show’s William Salyers.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Humanoids Legacy [email protected] watch when available! |
Famed creators Mark Waid, Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Russell, and Tula Lotay talk with Humanoids CEO Fabrice Giger about the influence Humanoids has had on the comic book and film world for the last four decades. Moderated by Harley Salbacka.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||NBC’s Superstore [email protected] cast and showrunners of Superstore come together for a fun-filled hour stocked with their favorite shared moments over the past five years. Watch the cast celebrate Comic-Con from home, and treat fans with what to expect when the series returns next season on NBC. You never know what surprises are in store! Cast members Ben Feldman, Mark McKinney, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos, Nichole Sakura, and Kaliko Kauahi will all join the conversation, along with showrunners Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green.|
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Prototype and Game Pitches: Publishing Your Tabletop Game [email protected] watch when available! |
Learn from tabletop game industry professionals as they share tips and experience on how to publish your tabletop game. From general best practices, how and where to pitch to publishers and self-publishing advice. Find out how to get your game in front of a publisher. Panelists include Pat Marino (senior game designer at The Op Games), Jon Cohn (game designer at Bread and Circuses), Juliana Ariel (game designer at Wild Optimists), Eric Slauson (game designer at Slauson Designs), and Ariel Rubin (game designer at Wild Optimists).
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Soundtracks to Fandom: Z2 Comics and the Graphic Album [email protected] watch when available! |
Z2 Comics have pioneered the marriage of comics with music, producing collaborations with such notable acts as Electric Century, Gorillaz, Poppy, Yungblud, and Skillet, as well as American legends The Grateful Dead and The Doors. The pairing of some of the finest talents in comics with groundbreaking and legendary musicians has led to a rich, immersive experience that pushes the possibilities of what both comics and music can do. Join creators Dave Chisholm (Chasin’ the Bird: Charlie Parker in Los Angeles), Chris Miskiewicz and Noah Van Sciver (Grateful Dead: Origins), Leah Moore (Morrison Hotel), and musician Yungblud, rock legend Robby Krieger of The Doors, and Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux, with a special appearance by 2D of the Gorillaz. Moderated by longtime music journalist and critic Ryan J. Downey.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||The Boys Season 2 [email protected] watch when available! |
Join executive producer Eric Kripke, along with series stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, and Aya Cash, with moderator Aisha Tyler, for a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming second season of The Boys. Executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will also make a special appearance. Based on The New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. The even more intense, more insane season two finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||The Science of Back to the Future [email protected] watch when available! |
Flux Capacitor, hoverboards, flying cars, and time travel. The Back to the Future stories have introduced us to a lot of interesting and futuristic ideas. Join the Fleet Science Center and IDW for a closer look at the Back to the Future comic series and for an exciting reveal of a mind-blowing crossover: Back to the Future meets Transformers! Pow! The creative team behind Back to the Future, Transformers and the new crossover will share how they dream up their fantastic stories and discuss with local scientists if and how the science in their stories might work.
John Barber – editor-in-chief, IDW, writer Back to the Future and Transformers
Cavan Scott – writer, Back to the Future and many other pop culture classics
Juan Samu – artist, Transformers and many other pop culture classics
Saura Naderi – outreach director at the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego, engineer and robot builder
Dr. Lisa Will – Fleet Science Center resident astronomer and professor of physics and astronomy at the San Diego City College
Andrea Decker – Fleet Science Center, moderator
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||ThunderCats Roar [email protected] watch when available! |
ThunderCats are loose and they’re heading to [email protected]! Join ThunderCats Roar producers Victor Courtright and Marly Halpern-Graser along with Chris Jai Alex, Erica Lindbeck, Patrick Seitz, and Max Mittelman from the voice cast for a roaring Q&A session covering this new sci-fi action-comedy series. ThunderCats Roar is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and currently airs on Cartoon Network.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Dubbing American into Latin American – A Chat with Dub Actors [email protected] watch when available! |
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 14, 08:22PM
You all know about the great talents that give voice to your favorite shows, but what about the voices that bring all american shows to spanish speaking countries? Meet some of Mexico’s biggest dubbing stars in a friendly chat with Carla Castañeda (Twilight Sparkle), Gaby Cardenas (Cangu), Cristina Hernandez (Blossom), Ricardo Tejedo (Jack Sparrow), Pepe Vilchis (Loki), and Mario Castañeda (Son Goku) as they reveal why Mexico’s dubbing is still considered one of the best in the world. Moderated by Cristobal Orellana.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Action Figure Insider – 15 years of Talking About Toys [email protected] watch when available! |
For 15 years Action Figure Insider has been putting together SDCC panels with leading toy industry talent and leaders to discuss the state of the industry, collecting, licensing and making physical products of pop culture. This year we not only look at the current state of the world, making toys in the time of COVID-19, but we also look back at the innovation, dedication, and lessons learned from some of your favorite personalities in the toy industry. Moderator Daniel Pickett (founder of ActionFigureInsider.com) talks to Randy Falk (VP & general manager of product development at NECA), Jim Fletcher (creative director at DC Direct, DC Entertainment), Brian Flynn (owner and principal of Super7), Jeremy Padawer (partner at Jazwares, LLC), and Andrew Perlmutter (president of Funko) takes us behind the plastic in a one of a kind industry roundtable discussion.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||ASC: Sketch-to-Screen: VR/AR/Gaming & Beyond [email protected] watch when available! |
Visionary concept artist, Aaron Sims (Stranger Things, Wonder Woman, Planet of the Apes Trilogy) and the Aaron Sims Creative artist team reveal the secrets behind our character and world-building concept designs, previsualizations, and visual effects for some of the most iconic film and television franchises of our generation. Through a series of 3D models, animatics and breakdowns, we’ll demonstrate how your favorite superheroes, villains, and monsters are brought to life across cutting-edge and emerging storytelling platforms including virtual & augmented reality, gaming, and more . . . from Sketch-to-Screen.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Bugs Bunny’s 80th Anniversary Extravaganza [email protected] watch when available! |
Take a trip through eight decades of laughs and carrots when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) presents an all-encompassing look at one of the world’s most beloved and recognizable stars. Join three of the current voices of Bugs Bunny–Billy West (Space Jam, Futurama, Doug), Jeff Bergman (Tiny Toon Adventures, Our Cartoon President), and Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons, Muppet Babies)–alongside Looney Tunes Cartoons executive producer Pete Browngardt (Uncle Grandpa), movie historian, author and TV personality Leonard Maltin (Entertainment Tonight), animation historian and author Jerry Beck (Animation Scoop), and Warner Archive senior vice president George Feltenstein as they cover the gamut of Bugs’ history from theatrical shorts to Saturday morning cartoons and the new HBO-MAX series. Actress Yvette Nicole Brown (Community, Avengers: Endgame, DC Super Hero Girls) will moderate the panel.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Graphic Novel or Illustrated Book: You Make the Call [email protected] watch when available! |
The debate has raged for years, and now the last few year’s liveliest panel debate returns for another round: Is a 200-page comic story a graphic novel? Or is it a long comic book? Is a novel that is 100% filled with illustrations a graphic novel? Or is it an elaborate picture book? A new wave of profusely illustrated books has entered the fray, including Super Catchy by Rick Veitch, Timeless by Armand Baltazar, and Doctor Cthulittle by Mark Wheatley and G. D. Falksen, among others. Join the discussion as our all-star panel explores the exciting new developments and the history of this field!
A comics artist and writer who has worked in mainstream, underground, and alternative comics, best known for Ar[email protected], Brat Pack, Swamp Thing, and Tomorrow Stories. He continues to create new works and his books are available published by his own imprint through Amazon.
Armand Baltazar was born 1967 in Chicago’s North Side. He studied at the Art Institute Chicago, then later graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in Advertising & Editorial Art and later earned a second BFA in Illustration at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena Ca. Armand began his film career in feature animation first as a background artist, then as a visual development artist, and art director for DreamWorks Studios, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Image Movers Digital and Pixar Animation Studio. Armand currently resides in Northern California with his family, working full time writing and creating the art for the epic illustrated middle grade novel series . . . Timeless for HarperCollins Publishing.
You can visit him online at
Email: [email protected]
Columbia University Libraries
Librarian for Ancient & Medieval History; Graphic Novels Librarian; adjunct curator for Comics.
J. C. Vaughn
VP-publishing – Gemstone Publishing, creator: Zombie-Proof, Bedtime Stories for Impressionable Children, co-writer: Stargate Atlantis and SGU, original Earper
Mark Wheatley, Overstreet Hall of Fame inductee, has been awarded the Eisner, Inkpot, Mucker, Gem, Speakeasy, Golden Lion and nominations for the Harvey and the Ignatz. His work has appeared in Spectrum, the Library of Congress, The Norman Rockwell Museum, and other museums. He has designed for Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, ABC’s Beauty and the Beast, and Square Roots, as well as Super Clyde, The Millers and 2 Broke Girls on CBS. His most recent print projects include The Earliest Ray Bradbury, The Visual History of Science Fiction Fandom, Songs of Giants, Doctor Cthulittle, Tarzan and the Dark Heart of Time, Swords Against the Moon Men, The Philip Jose Farmer Centennial Collection, Mine!, and Wild Stars. Past creations include Breathtaker, Return of The Human, Ez Street, Lone Justice, Mars, Black Hood, Prince Nightmare, Hammer of The Gods, Blood of The Innocent, Frankenstein Mobster, and Skultar as well as Tarzan, Baron Munchausen, Jonny Quest, Dr. Strange, The Flash, Captain Action, Argus, The Spider, Stargate Atlantis, Torchwood and Doctor Who.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Inside the Voice Actors Studio – Home Edition [email protected] watch when available! |
Inside the Voice Actors Studio will give an inside look at what it really takes to become a voice actor in this day and age, with a focus on the new challenges facing the profession as a whole. Hosted by Tony Oliver (voice director and actor), and joined by Dee Bradley Baker, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, and Laura Stahl, this panel will discuss the essentials that new actors need to know as they launch their journeys into the industry, as well as what kind of experiences they can expect along the way. The panelists will also speak to the effects of the recent shut-downs and industry changes occurring due to the pandemic, social unrest, and shifting paradigms.
Learn more at:
Tony Oliver–voice director, actor and teacher
Dee Bradley Baker–widely-respected voice actor
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn–universally-respected director, actor
Laura Stahl–voice actor, writer
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Manga Publishing Industry Roundtable [email protected] watch when available! |
While COVID-19 negatively impacted most book and comics publishers, one of the few bright spots in book sales in Spring 2020 was . . . manga!? What are the factors contributing to manga’s resiliency, and what are its prospects for the future? Get a taste of what’s hot, what’s not, and what’s next from the perspective of top publishing pros, including Ben Applegate (director – publisher services, Penguin Random House), Kevin Hamric (vice president – marketing sales, VIZ Media), Mark de Vera (sales and marketing director, Yen Press), Masaaki Shimizu (general manager and publisher, book publishing division, Square Enix), Ed Chavez (publisher, Denpa Books), Tomo Tran (marketing director, Kodansha USA / Vertical), Erik Ko (chief of operations, Udon Entertainment), Dallas Middaugh (executive editor and co-founder, Mangamo), and Matt Alt (translator and author, Pure Invention: How Japan’s Pop Culture Conquered the World). Moderated by Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly, Anime News Network).
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||MARVEL HQ [email protected] watch when available! |
This is the destination for all young Marvel fans (and their families)! Check out everything Marvel HQ has to offer about your favorite Super Heroes, with a comics read-along, an epic LEGO battle, and a behind-the-scenes look at the animated series, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Maximum Venom. And grab some paper and a crayon because we’re going to draw that symbiote baddie together in Marvel Draw! Visit MarvelHQ at youtube.com/marvelhq
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Teaching and Making Comics [email protected] watch when available! |
Ebony Flowers (Hot Comb), Roman Muradov (Vanishing Act), Trina Robbins (Flapper Girls), and Sophie Yanow (The Contradictions) are four vital cartoonists who have taught classes on comics themselves. They speak with James Sturm (Off Season) about their teaching philosophy, and how teaching has transformed their perspectives on the comics canon and their own work.
Ebony Flowers: https://bookshop.org/books/hot-comb/9781770463486?aid=40
Roman Muradov: https://www.fantagraphics.com/vanishing-act/?sef_rewrite=1
James Sturm: https://www.cartoonstudies.org/
Trina Robbins: https://www.fantagraphics.com/flapper-queens/
Sophie Yanow: https://bookshop.org/books/the-contradictions/9781770464070
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||The Blacklist Draws on Animation to Complete Season 7 Amid CoVid [email protected] watch when available! |
NBC’s The Blacklist series creator/executive producer Jon Bokenkamp, executive producer John Eisendrath, series stars Diego Klattenhoff (Donald Ressler), and Harry Lennix (Harold Cooper), will be joined by Proof, Inc’s visualization supervisors Adam Coglan and Matt Perrin to discuss how they stepped up to the challenge of completing the season with partial animation after production was shut down due to the pandemic. Moderated by Philiana Ng, senior editor, Entertainment Tonight.
Catch this unique season finale hour of “The Blacklist” on Peacock and the NBC app
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||The Rise and Rise of the Australian Comic and Toy Collectibles Market [email protected] watch when available! |
COVID-19 retail therapy kicks into high gear as the Grail Hunters Comics podcast hosts, Neville Howard (comics and reprints), Ben Gee (toys and collectibles), and Mike Speakman (retro games and indie comics) explore the world of Australian collecting trends, whether it’s Australian price variants, reprints, or print errors of sourcing those pesky grails from the United States! Find more information on Australia’s largest collecting community, Grail Hunters Comics podcast.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Twenty Years of Harry Dresden [email protected] watch when available! |
Celebrate 20 years of The Dresden Files with Jim Butcher! Join Jim in conversation with Priscilla Spencer (Industriosa Pictures), as they discuss all things Harry Dresden, including what’s in store for Harry in Peace Talks and Battle Ground.
Author website: www.jim-butcher.com
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||Breaking Into Comics and Staying In! [email protected] watch when available! |
Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt (Marvel, IDW), Comics Experience creators workshop director Bon Alimagno (Marvel), and artist Sanford Greene (Bitter Root) present an invaluable guide to breaking into the industry! You’re willing to do the work, but the world of comics is tough to crack into; join these pros as they break down the walls and offer practical advice that will jumpstart your career!
@SanfordGreene (Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook)
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||Go Fish!, Ultraduck and Miskatonic: Arcanamation Nation [email protected] watch when available! |
Since its launch in 2004, Arcana has established itself as a successful entertainment company, specializing in graphic novels, film, television, direct-to-home, and digital media. This year at [email protected], they are excited to share with you details of their upcoming releases, including two new television series: Go Fish! (based on the film starring Mark Hamill and Ron Perlman) and Miskatonic, and the highly anticipated Ultraduck feature film! Plus, visit them at @arcanastudio on social media for exclusive contest details and a chance to win an exclusive Ultraduck digitalcomic.
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||LGBTQ Characters on Television – What’s Next? [email protected] watch when available! |
Jamie Chung (Once Upon A Time), Jamie Clayton (Roswell: New Mexico), Wilson Cruz (Star Trek: Discovery), Tatiana Maslany (Perry Mason), Anthony Rapp (Star Trek: Discovery), J. August Richards (Council of Dads), Harry Shum, Jr. (Shadowhunters), Brian Michael Smith (9-1-1: Lone Star) discuss the past, present, and future of representation of LGBTQ characters on television in a Q&A session moderated by Jim Halterman (TV Guide magazine).
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||Nerd Up or Shut Up Live [email protected] watch when available! |
A live show of Nerd Up or Shut Up, the podcast where the only wrong opinion is yours. Be treated to a highly opinionated pop culture roundtable among four lifelong friends, Anastasia Washington (Cereal Killer, Histerical), Emalee Burditt (Nerd Up or Shut Up), and Richard Sheehan (Nerd Up or Shut Up) hashing out all aspects of geek culture through heated discussion, brackets, and more. Topics will include famous masked characters.
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||Orbit’s New Voices in SF&F [email protected] watch when available! |
Get to know seven exciting new voices in science fiction and fantasy, whose debut novels are being published by Orbit in 2020 and early 2021: K.S. Villoso, Luke Arnold, Constance Sayers, Devin Madson, Andrea Stewart, Essa Hansen, and M.A. Carrick. Plus, learn about some of the exciting books coming out this fall–with special appearances from some Orbit authors you already know and love.
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||The Science of Star Trek: Three Generations of Advice [email protected] watch when available! |
From transporters to “tech the tech” to spore drives, Star Trek led in filmed TV sci-fi from its very birth DNA through its sequels with real and projected science, inspiring generations of astronauts and futurists like no other space franchise. And now, every titled science advisor for the Trek TV series since 1991 (season five of Star Trek: The Next Generation) joins “Dr. Trek” Larry Nemecek (Portal 47) to examine that legacy today: Has the old science-vs.-story tension evolved with savvier audiences? Zoom-ing in with answers and anecdotes are scientists-turned-writers Naren Shankar, advising seasons five and six of Star Trek: The Next Generation (now showrunner/executive producer on The Expanse), André Bormanis and his 19 total Trek seasons after that (now co-executive producer, The Orville), and Dr. Erin Macdonald (all six current Star Trek series shooting/in development).
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||The State of the Industry: Animation Superstars [email protected] watch when available! |
ASIFA-Hollywood and some of the brightest talents in animation will assemble for a lively discussion about the inner workings of the animation biz! Moderator David Derks (vice president of ASIFA-Hollywood VP), Jorge Gutierrez (The Book of Life), Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse), Brooke Keesling (head of animation talent development at Bento Box), Mike Hollingsworth (BoJack Horseman), and Alonso Ramirez Ramos (Disney Mickey Mouse).
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||Van Helsing Season 4 – [email protected] Panel Discussion [email protected] watch when available! |
This panel will answer some fan questions, find out where Vanessa Van Helsing is, and take a closer look at her epic meeting with The Dark One in Metamorphosis. They will also discuss what it was like filming overseas, the challenges we’ve faced during COVID-19, and how Van Helsing is getting back on track for Season 5.
Kelly Overton – “Vanessa”
Jonathan Scarfe – “Axel”
Tricia Helfer – “The Dark One”
Jennifer Cheon Garcia – “Ivory”
Aleks Paunovic – “Julius”
Keeya King – “Violet”
Nicole Munoz – “Jack”
Jonathan Lloyd Walker – showrunner and executive producer
Chad Oakes – executive producer
Mike Frislev – executive producer
Morris Chapdelaine – producer/moderator
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||Image Comics Spotlight [email protected] watch when available! |
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 15, 11:46PM
Get the exclusive scoop on an exciting new project by a best-selling powerhouse creative team returning to Image for an all-newseries.
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||[CANCELLED] The Three Act Story Arc – Writing the Perfect Story[email protected]: Sat, Jul 11, 02:35PM|
We regret to announce that this program has been cancelled.
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||23rd Annual San Diego Comic Con Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza [email protected] watch when available! |
Ric Meyers (Films of Fury, Atlas Originals Presents Targitt) is back with the most amazing action scenes of the year, along with the master of remaster Frank Djeng (Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks), king of web-fu Eric Jacobus (God of War), Comedy Film Nerd Chris Mancini (Rise of the Kung Fu Dragon Master), and Jan Lucanus (Justice for Hire)–as well as special guests Peter Pham (Foggy Mountain) and Scott Adkins (Doctor Strange, Ip Man 4). If you’ve seen any of the past 22 extravaganzas, or even if this is your first, get ready to laugh, gasp, groan, and cheer!
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||Dispatches from Middle-earth: What’s new for Tolkien fans [email protected] watch when available! |
TheOneRing.net (TORn) staffers Clifford Broadway (host of TORn Tuesday), Nicole Roberts (TORn outreach coordinator), Abie Ekenezar (filmmaker), and special guest John Garth (Tolkien biographer) talk about the new book from Garth referencing real world places that inspired Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Along the way we will mention some events in Tolkien’s life that influenced certain cultures and storylines, including some that could guide which Second Age stories Amazon will have at their disposal. We will also update you on the status of filming in a COVID-19 world and how that could affect production. Moderated by Cathy Udovch (TORn special events coordinator).
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||Heavy Metal: Forging The Future of Genre [email protected] watch when available! |
Heavy Metal CEO Matthew Medney is joined by partner, publisher, and chief creative overlord David Erwin the future of storytelling that no else dares to publish. Heavy Metal family members, Dylan Sprouse (Sun Eater), George C. Romero (The Rise, Cold Dead War), Brendan Columbus (Savage Circus), and Dan Fogler (Fishkill, Brooklyn Gladiator, Moonlake) share their insights and contribution to reestablishing its edge.
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||How To Thrive as an Indy Comics Creator Now! [email protected] watch when available! |
Legendary indie comics creator Brian Pulido (creator/writer of Lady Death, Evil Ernie) has over 28 years in the game and has raised over four million dollars for comics via Crowdfunding in the last five years. Want to know how it is done? Pulido details his eight rules on how to thrive in the ever-changing landscape of indie comics. Get all the inside info on how to get ahead of the pack!
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||How To Write And Create Manga [email protected] watch when available! |
Austin Osueke (publisher of eigoMANGA) will moderate a series of Q&A sessions with comic book writers Jeff Loew (The Frog Princess), Brandon Chen (Somnia), Mohammad Umair Ali (Somnia), MinoMiyabi (5D), and Natashia McGough Clarke (Danity Kane). They will discuss the fundamentals of comic book outlines, scripting, writing, and overall storytelling.
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||Mystery Science Theater 3000: A Panel Panorama [email protected] watch when available! |
Erik Adams (The A.V. Club) leads a discussion with MST3K creator Joel Hodgson and former cast members Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot #2) and J. Elvis Weinstein (Tom Servo #1) as they engage in some good old-fashioned Q&A.
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||Shudder: ‘Horror is Queer’ [email protected] watch when available! |
Discover why horror cinema is (and always has been) queer with Sam Wineman (The Quiet Room), director of Shudder’ s upcoming documentary on LGBTQ horror film history, and a panel of leading voices: Nay Bever (co-host, Attack of the Queerwolf podcast), Bryan Fuller (creator, Hannibal), Don Mancini (creator of the Child’ s Play franchise), Lachlan Watson (actor, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) and, serving as moderator, writer Jordan Crucchiola.
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||The Impact of Universality of Superhero Stories [email protected] watch when available! |
The superhero genre has grown exponentially, creating impactful stories and characters that represent a larger demographic of the audience while offering universal themes and ideals for readers of all ages. Led by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press), this panel features Frederick Luis Aldama (Eisner Award-winning author, Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics), Dr. Theresa Rojas (professor, Modesto Junior College), Peter Murrieta (executive producer, Mr. Iglesias), and Sebastian Kadlecik (creator, Eisner Award-nominated Quince) discussing the educational import of superheroes and how they allow readers to process complex themes and topics in a more digestible manner.
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||The League of Extraordinary Scientists and Engineers: More Science in Your Fiction [email protected] watch when available! |
Jeane Wong (founder and educator, LXS) is obsessed with science and has a solid origin with superheroes and teaching young minds about discovering those same powers in the real world – from tiny insects to deep ocean creatures to robots, rockets, and beyond! Join Jeane, along with her LXS panel guests Dr. Tom Darlington (chief scientist, NanoComposix), Ben Frable (marine biologist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Dr. Sunny Fugate (technical director for cyber warfare, Naval Information Warfare Center), Dr. Nicholas Galitzki (edge of the universe explorer/cosmologist, Simons Observatory), Lisa Zeigler Allen, Ph.D. (J. Craig Venter Institute Microbial & Environmental Genomics), Molly Matty, Ph.D. (Dr. DNA, Salk Institute for Biological Studies), Jasmine L. Sadler (rocket scientist and CEO, The STEAM Collaborative), and Angela Zoumplis (extremophile explorer, Scripps Institute of Oceanography). They will discuss how comics and science fiction push scientists and engineers to rocket past what we know is possible at any given moment and into an otherwise unimaginable future! Come curious and leave inspired!
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con: Building a Better Heroine [email protected] watch when available! |
More heroines are being represented in the media, but are they well-rounded characters or bland beings going from point A to point B without any distinct traits or personalities? Why might writers shy away from writing women as fully-developed people? Here to discuss everyone’s favorite female/nonbinary characters of the past decade, and what we can learn from them, are women dangerous in their own right: Charlie Jane Anders (author of Victories Greater Than Death, co-host of Our Opinions Are Correct podcast), Tamara Brooks (writer for DC Universe, host of Tales from the Tapes podcast), Dani Fernandez (host of Nerdificent podcast, writer for Girls on the Bus), Hanh Nguyen (Salon’s Senior Culture Editor, Television Critics Association board member), Diya Mishra (writer for Masters of the Universe: Revelation), and moderator Katrina Hill (author of Action Movie Freak, 100 Greatest Graphic Novels).
|JULY 24 • FRIDAY|
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||“Crazy” Talk: Mental Health, Pop Culture, and the Pandemic [email protected] watch when available! |
Can pop culture help promote mental wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic, or is that just “crazy” talk? Heather Antos (senior editor, Valiant and Image), Bryan Edward Hill (DC Comics’ Batman and The Outsiders, Netflix/DC Universe’s Titans), Joseph Illidge (executive editor, Heavy Metal, Humanoids’ MPLS Sound), and Patrick Tatopoulos (production designer, Batman v Superman, Zack Snyder’s Justice League) join forensic psychiatrists Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., and Praveen Kambam, M.D., (Broadcast Thought, freelance contributors to The New York Times, Wired, The Hollywood Reporter) to discuss how pop culture fandom communities can help stave off social isolation and despair during this unprecedented public health crisis. The “‘Crazy’ Talk” crew will also discuss the state of mental health media representation and how a mental health/pop culture partnership can be a “win-win” for both the entertainment industry and people with mental illnesses. Moderated by attorney Jeff Trexler (The Comics Journal, The Beat).
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Charlize Theron: Evolution of a Badass – An Action Hero Career Retrospective [email protected] watch when available! |
Actress and producer Charlize Theron reflects on portraying over two decades of action heroes, from Æon Flux to The Old Guard’s Andromache, Mad Max: Fury Road’s Furiosa to Atomic Blonde’s Lorraine Broughton. In a lengthy retrospective Q&A moderated by IGN’s Terri Schwartz, Theron discusses the evolution of the modern female action hero, the roles that inspired her and what drives her to constantly push her limits with fight training.
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Cosplay – the Spice of Life!!! c[email protected] watch when available! |
Catherine M. Fisher (award winning costumer and charity volunteer), Bob Mogg (Steampunk expert extraordinaire and fabricator), Loki Sanlok (international cosplayer), and Dan Moyer (cosplayer and children’s charity volunteer) discuss getting started in the world of cosplaying and all the fun you can have while doing it. Join these talented panelists for this fun discussion as they cover a wide variety of topics and they’ll show you that cosplay truly is the spice of life!
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||HBO Max: The Cartoon Network Studios Collection [email protected] watch when available! |
HBO Max and Cartoon Network Studios are excited to share with you a few highlights from their amazing collaboration. Featuring show creators Myke Chilian of Tig n’ Seek, Stephen P. Neary of The Fungies, and Julia Pott of Summer Camp Island, we’ll take a look into what makes these shows truly awesome. Hear from cast members, watch exclusive content and learn to draw a few of your favorite new friends. #ad
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Howard Cruse: The Godfather of Queer Comics [email protected] watch when available! |
Howard Cruse, widely recognized as the “godfather of queer comics,” passed away on November 28th, 2019. He left behind a remarkable legacy as the creator of Gay Comix, Wendel, and Stuck Rubber Baby (back in print from First Second Books in a 25th Anniversary Edition). Howard Cruse not only broke open doors with his prodigious talent, but he held them open for those who came after him. Join Prism Comics and moderators Justin Hall (No Straight Lines, professor, California College of the Arts), Jennifer Camper (Juicy Mother, Queers & Comics Conference organizer) and Karen Green (curator for Comics and Cartoons at Columbia University) for three panels discussing Cruse’s life and work featuring creators who worked with or knew Howard – Trina Robbins, Denis Kitchen, Roberta Gregory, Robert Triptow, Diane DiMassa, Robert Kirby, Ivan Velez Jr., Rupert Kinnard, Ajuan Mance, Steve MacIsaac, Tara Madison Avery, William O. Tyler, and Andy Mangels.
For more about Howard Cruse please visit http://www.howardcruse.com
For a historical tribute to Howard Cruse written by Andy Mangels please download the Comic-Con 2020 Souvenir Book.
Tara Madison Avery – stackeddeckpress.com
Jennifer Camper – jennifercamper.com
Diane DiMassa – Facebook: Diane DiMassa Artist
Roberta Gregory – http://www.robertagregory.com
Justin Hall – justinhallawesomecomics.com
Rupert Kinnard, cartoonist – Facebook: Rupert Kinnard
Rob Kirby – robkirbycomics.com
Denis Kitchen – http://www.deniskitchen.com
Steve MacIsaac – stevemacisaac.com
Ajuan Mance – 8-rock.com
Andy Mangels – http://www.andymangels.com
Robert Triptow – https://roberttriptow.com
William O. Tyler – https://www.williamotyler.com
Ivan Velez Jr. – planetbronx.com
Prism Comics – https://www.prismcomics.org
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Last Gasp: 50 Years of Publishing the Underground Part I The comics, moderated by Jon Cooke and mainly focused on the period 1970-1995 [email protected] watch when available! |
Ron Turner (founder and publisher, Last Gasp), George DiCaprio (Forbidden Knowledge, Greaser Comics), Robert Williams (Through Prehensile Eyes, Zap Comix), William Stout (Fantastic Worlds: The Art of William Stout), Mary Fleener (Billie the Bee, Weirdo), Jon B. Cooke (The Book of Weirdo), and Colin Turner (associate publisher, Last Gasp) discuss the early history of Last Gasp, from its founding in 1970 and through the rise of the underground comix movement. www.lastgasp.com
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Lights, Camera, LGBTQI-Identity! Never Alone [email protected] watch when available! |
YOU have the starring role in your own hero’s journey–but the spotlight can be lonely. And Pop Culture Hero Coalition (@SuperheroIRL) stands united as you meet allies, mentors, and opposition along the way. If you’re isolated and away from your usual support systems, connect with Ru Paul’s Drag Race contestants Pandora Boxx, Jackie Cox, and Silky Nutmeg Ganache, who will bolster your identity with their hard-won stories of resilience–and explore our interactive comic book, Lights, Camera, Identity! Never Alone, which features these Queens as mentors for LGBTQIA youth. We wanna “stand with you on the mountain” and celebrate your identity with multi-award winning vocal artist Darren Hayes (Savage Garden). And proclaim love & inclusion with iconic NOH8 Campaign founders Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley. Featuring Huffington Post senior culture reporter Curtis Wong, along with Lights, Camera, Identity! Never Alone artist Mr. Loki and author Raymond Litster. Moderated by Coalition founder Chase Masterson (Star Trek: DS9, Doctor Who: Big Finish). “Pop Culture Hero Coalition is using Comic-Con’s massive influence to spread its anti-bullying message.” CBS News
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Pixel Stories – Reimagining Video Game Narrative [email protected] watch when available! |
Ever wanted to go behind-the-scenes on storytelling for games? Meet the industry’s most innovative writers working on today’s fan-favorite video games in this exclusive virtual Comic-Con panel! Take a closer look into their creative writing process, character development, world-creation, and production to hear how it’s all done. Learn from Aaron Contreras (Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order), Clay Murphy (Control), Amelia Gray (Telling Lies), Jennie Kong (Sky) as they chat with moderator John Wie. (Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences) about their approach to narrative in blockbuster and indie games.
Follow the moderator and panelists: @Official_AIAS @jwie86 @AaronContreras @grayamelia @jenniekong @yourpalclay
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Reclaiming Indigenous History and Culture Through Comics [email protected] watch when available! |
For hundreds of years, the history of the indigenous peoples of the Americas has been told by everyone but themselves, by people who often diminished and distorted it, and even suppressed their cultures and languages. Thankfully, this situation is changing, with indigenous peoples increasingly reclaiming their history, languages, and cultures. Comics and such visual technologies as augmented and virtual reality are ideal tools being used to accomplish this. Join our panelists Johnny Bear Contreras (Kumeyaay, public artist), Kilma Lattin (Pala Band, founder of OurWorlds.io), and Chag Lowry (Yurok/Maidu/Achumawi, graphic novelist) as they discuss their projects to reclaim indigenous history and culture.
Johnny Bear Contreras – https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/feature/when-the-world-comes-to-life Kilma Lattin – https://ourworlds.io/about/ Chag Lowry – https://greatoakpress.com/news
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||The 2020 Black Panel [email protected]|
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||The Mandalorian and His Many Gadgets [email protected] watch when available! |
Daniel J. Glenn (podcast producer), Dr. Michael Dennin (science expert: ancient aliens, Star Wars tech), and Ben Siepser (bio-engineer) of the podcast Fascinating Gadgets, Gizmos, and Gear-Based Technologies explore the science behind the various tools Mando uses to secure his bounties. From tracking fobs and jetpacks, to wrist rockets and flamethrowers, they will examine the most well-equipped bounty hunter in the galaxy.
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||[email protected] Day One [email protected] watch when available! |
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 14, 08:52PM
Whether its Batman’s final showdown with The Joker, Wonder Woman taking on new adventures, or the Man of Steel taking facing threats from Metropolis and across the cosmos, DC is the place to be for the best storytellers lending their talents to the World’s Greatest Super Heroes! Don’t miss your chance to hear first-hand from these comic book legends in the making as they give you the inside scoop on what’s in store for Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and other DC heroes and villains!DC talent to appear: Vita Ayala, Morgan Beem, Brian Michael Bendis, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Grace Ellis, Mitch Gerads, Clayton Henry, Mikel Janin, Tom King, Jim Lee, Ryan Sook, Maggie Stiefvater, Mariko Tamaki, Tom Taylor, Ram V, and Brittney Williams.
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Blade Runner Comic Panel [email protected] watch when available! |
Return to the original world of Blade Runner 2019 with Titan’s latest bestselling comic series! Hear from the awesome co-writer Mike Johnson (Supergirl) and director of Alcon publishing Jeff Connor, along with editor David Leach. Listen in as they discuss adapting this critically acclaimed world to the comic platform, while expanding the canon of this beloved franchise!
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Decoding the Kirby/Lee Dynamic [email protected] watch when available! |
For over half a century, the relationship between Jack Kirby and Stan Lee that resulted in the creation of the Marvel Silver Age has been one of the most contentious issues in comics scholarship, with economic and legal consequences echoing down to the present day. In this panel, two recent biographers of Stan Lee–Danny Fingeroth (A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee) and Abraham Riesman (True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee) join comics historian/writer Fred Van Lente (The Comic-Book History of Comics) and playwright Crystal Skillman (King Kirby) to explore pivotal moments in Lee and Kirby’s shared history and attempt to shed more light on the complicated dynamic that produced some of the greatest characters in comics–and some of the bitterest recriminations. Rob Salkowitz (Forbes, Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture) moderates.
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Entertainment is Female: a Conversation with Hollywood Executives [email protected] watch when available! |
From the companies that brought you Transformers, the LEGO movies, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Walking Dead, Lumberjanes, and Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker, women executives discuss how they are pushing for female representation in Hollywood while adapting comics and games to the big screen. Moderator Tiffany Smith (actress and presenter), along with panelists Jeannette Francis (Bad Robot), Mette Norkjaer (BOOM! Studios), Grey Cusack (Entertainment One), Aubrey Lee (Lord Miller), Nikki Baida (Lord Miller), and Sam Crawley (Skybound Entertainment) will partake in a talk about the film and television industry.
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||HBO Max and Cartoon Network Studios: Adventure Time: Distant Lands [email protected] watch when available! |
C’mon grab your friends for a special return to the Land of Ooo and beyond with Adventure Time: Distant Lands. Based on the animated series Adventure Time by show creator Pendleton Ward and executive producer Adam Muto, these four specials explore the unseen corners of the world with both familiar and exciting brand-new characters. Join moderator Michaela Dietz, Amethyst from Steven Universe, as she shares all of the ba-nay-nay details about the BMO special from Adam Muto (executive producer), Glory Curda (Y5), Olivia Olson (Marceline), and Niki Yang (BMO). Plus, stick around for a righteous sneak peek of the second special, Obsidian. It’s gonna be so spice! #ad
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Hot Wheels: Designing Fans’ Exclusives [email protected] watch when available! |
The team behind the #1-selling toy in world is back to bring you the latest & greatest in Hot Wheels vehicle design for this year’s [email protected] virtual event! Moderated by Mattel’s Molly Hampton (global marketing manager), this panel will feature three key Hot Wheels designers Bryan Benedict (senior manager, vehicles product design), Chris Colangelo (manager, vehicles product design), and Sam Kok (key lead designer, vehicles packaging) as they give you a behind the scenes look at the 2020 Mattel Creations Hot Wheels exclusives for [email protected], release never-before-seen product sneaks and answer fans’ most important questions.
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Make Your Own Felted Friends! [email protected] watch when available! |
Hosts of In Quest of Geek (Alix Catherine, Cole Garrison, and Jason Patrick Galit) hold an arts-and-crafts panel that adds a new activity for sheltering-in-place! Along with the cast of Perception Studio (Art Vega, Ryan Keiser, Willow, and Cucumber), families can learn how to make their own “felted friends” (puppets) with crafts already around the house. A discussion about puppetry and performance art is included between crafting as well! @inquestofgeek @perceptstudio
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing [email protected] watch when available! |
Marvel editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski breaks down all the latest and greatest coming from the House of Ideas with some of Marvel’s most epic creators! Tom Brevoort, Al Ewing, and Dan Slott will dive into the cosmic calamity coming to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the pages of Empyre! An army is gathering in the latest X-Men crossover event, X of Swords, and Jordan White, Tini Howard, and Gerry Duggan have all the juicy details! Nick Lowe, Nick Spencer, and Mark Bagley will discuss the landmark Amazing Spider-Man #850 ushering in the return of the Green Goblin! Plus Nick Lowe rejoins the panel to discuss the return of the classic Marvel character, Werewolf by Night, with creators Taboo and Ben Jackendoff! Be there, True Believers!
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Raina and Robin in Conversation [email protected] watch when available! |
Two top children’s graphic novelists, Raina Telgemeier (author and illustrator, Guts) and Robin Ha (author and illustrator, Almost American Girl), discuss the art of creating graphic novel memoir, draw on camera, and take questions from their fans.
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Star Wars Audiobooks: Doctor Aphra [email protected] watch when available! |
Get the inside scoop on the newest Star Wars Audiobook Original, Doctor Aphra, from inception to the incredible finished product performed by a full cast. You’ll hear from audiobook narrators Marc Thompson and Emily Woo Zeller, author Sarah Kuhn, and Del Rey editor Elizabeth Schaefer as they discuss this adaptation of the critically acclaimed Marvel comics series where Dr. Aphra teams up with Darth Vader, in a conversation moderated by audiobook producer Nick Martorelli.
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||TragiComics [email protected] watch when available! |
Tom Gauld (Department of Mind-Blowing Theories), Simon Hanselmann (Bad Gateway), John Pham (J & K), Walter Scott (Wendy, Master of Art), and Rikke Villadsen (Cowboy) tackle complex subjects–and they are funny doing it! These five cartoonists speak to Graeme McMillan (The Hollywood Reporter) about how they use humor to process and respond to the difficulties and oddities of life.
Tom Gauld – https://bookshop.org/books/department-of-mind-blowing-theories/9781770463752
Simon Hanselmann – https://www.fantagraphics.com/bad-gateway/
John Pham – https://www.fantagraphics.com/jk/
Walter Scott – https://bookshop.org/books/wendy-master-of-art/9781770463998
Rikke Villadsen – https://www.fantagraphics.com/cowboy/
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Vikings: Celebrating 6 Seasons of The Series [email protected] watch when available! |
Michael Hirst, Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Alex Ludwig, Clive Standen, and Jordan Patrick Smith will discuss their favorite moments from the past six and a half seasons, favorite fan interactions, and what makes Vikings so extraordinary. The panel will be moderated by Kate Hahn, senior writer, TV Guide magazine.
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||BiG [email protected] watch when available! |
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 15, 04:19PM
Harley Salbacka, rep at Humanoids (former educator) discusses the role young-reader graphic novels play in education and libraries along with graphic novel librarian Tina Lerno, Children’s Librarian Lauren Kratz, and Urban Legendz creator and animator Paul Downs. Moderated by Fanbase Press Founder Barbara Dillon.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead [email protected] watch when available! |
Fear the Walking Dead will present a panel for the series’ upcoming sixth season, premiering later this year. Moderated by Chris Hardwick, the panel will feature TWDU chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunners and executive producers Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, and cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Karen David, Jenna Elfman, and Rubén Blades. Season six of Fear the Walking Dead explores what has become of the unlikely family once united by a mission to help those in need. After being torn apart by Virginia (Colby Minifie) and her Pioneers, the group is now dispersed across her far-reaching settlements. Morgan’s (James) last message at the end of season five implored the group to “Just Live” and this season we’ll see what that means to each of them. Some will find the stability and opportunity within Virginia’s communities to be intriguing, some will sink into darkness, while others will fight back against what has been forced upon them. Life behind Virginia’s walls will test each and every one of them in different ways, forcing them to define who they are in this new world.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Collider: Quibi’s Don’t Look Deeper Panel [email protected] watch when available! |
Don Cheadle, Emily Mortimer, breakout star Helena Howard, director Catherine Hardwicke, and co-creator Jeffrey Lieber discuss bringing the sci-fi thriller Don’t Look Deeper to life for Quibi. Moderated by Collider’s Perri Nemiroff.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes with Undiscovered Country [email protected] watch when available! |
Scott Snyder, Charles Soule, and Giuseppe Camuncoli reveal the secrets behind the Eisner Award-nominated, chart-topping series out from Image Comics, Undiscovered Country. Listen in as they share their story about the making of the series, anecdotes about the first story arc’s creative process, and hints at what’s to come. Moderated by series editor Will Dennis.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||HBO Max and Cartoon Network Studios: Infinity Train [email protected] watch when available! |
The mysterious and compelling fan-favorite series from Cartoon Network Studios and HBO MAX pulls in for a triumphant return to Comic-Con this year. Climb aboard and join Owen Dennis (series creator), Madeline Queripel (supervising director), and show writers Alex Horab, Lindsay Katai, and Justin Michael as they look back on Books One and Two and reveal a sneak peek of Book Three only on HBO Max. #ad
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||History Goes Graphic [email protected] watch when available! |
Authors behind graphic adaptations of cultural pasttimes, historical figures, social justice movements, and autobiographies discuss their process. How does one adapt “real life” into a comic format? How is it different from fiction? In what way must art stick to (or differ from) “authenticity”? Featuring Fred Van Lente (The Comic Book Story of Basketball), Tom Scioli (Jack Kirby), David F. Walker (The Life of Frederick Douglass), Mikki Kendall (Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists), and Malaka Gharib (I Was Their American Dream), moderated by Ten Speed Press associate editorial director Kaitlin Ketchum.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories From a Galaxy Far, Far Away [email protected] watch when available! |
Some of the biggest and best Star Wars authors talk about some of their exciting new projects set in a galaxy far, far away. Featuring Timothy Zahn, Alex Segura, Justina Ireland, George Mann, Preeti Chhibber, Tom Angleberger, Rebecca Roanhorse, Greg Pak, and Alyssa Wong. Moderated by This Week In Star Wars host Kristin Baver and Lucasfilm Publishing senior editor Robert Simpson.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||The Undiscovered Art of Jack Kirby: Architect [email protected] watch when available! |
Barry Ira Geller (Jack Kirby co-designer, Science Fiction Land, Lord of Light), discusses the discovery of the secret visual language inherent within all the Lord of Light architectural work created by Jack Kirby in 1978–part of which is its expression and adaptation into all forms of Media–with Mike Royer (Jack’s favorite inker and Disney guru), Tom Kraft (president of the Jack Kirby Museum), and Wally Anne Marie Wharton, model painter and colorist for Lord of Light.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||TOKYOPOP: Manga for Everyone [email protected] watch when available! |
Kae Winters (marketing), Stu Levy (CEO and founder), Lena Atanassova (editor), and Janae Young (editor) discuss TOKYOPOP’s latest manga lineup with titles for kids, teens, adults and ongoing initiatives to highlight LGBTQ+ stories and titles by women and people of color.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Zombies and Coronavirus: Planning for the Next BIg Outbreak [email protected] watch when available! |
Ever wonder how we can translate what we’ve learned from our recent pandemic challenges into dealing with the next unknown, even the zombie apocalypse? Join author Max Brooks (World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide, Devolution), biodefense experts Dr. Greg Koblentz (George Mason University), Dr. Gigi Gronvall (Johns Hopkins University), Dr. Shanna Ratnesar-Shumate (University of Nebraska Medical Center) and Dr. Jarod Hanson (USAMRIID and University of Maryland Medical Center) and moderator Justin Hurt (Comic-Con Today assistant editor) for an engaging and entertaining discussion of how we could prepare for what comes next in the realm of infectious disease.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Thought Bubble & [email protected]: Tula Lotay in Conversation[email protected]: Fri, Jul 10, 06:24PM|
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Comic-Con International’s Laura Jones (operations and programming coordinator) interviews Lisa Wood aka artist Tula Lotay (Supreme Blue Rose, The Wicked + The Divine, All Star Batman) and founder of Thought Bubble, a comic convention in the UK. Lisa will talk about how she got started in the industry, how and why she created Thought Bubble, and how Thought Bubble and Comic-Con International are teaming up on their educational and outreach programs to bring comics to a new and diverse audience.
|1:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Spotlight on Darcie Little Badger [email protected] watch when available! |
Darcie Little Badger’s Elatsoe (Elatsoe, Strangelands) and Nick Thomas (senior editor, Levine Querido) discuss Darcie’s fantasy-mystery debut novel, Elatsoe, the impact of traditional Lipan Apache storytelling, Rovina Cai’s exquisite story within a story, illustrations, the role of Earth Sciences in her writing, the lack of cats in the world of Elatsoe, and the complexities of Zoom calls.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||AMC’s The Walking Dead [email protected] watch when available! |
The Walking Dead will make its 11th San Diego Comic-Con appearance with a panel spotlighting “A Certain Doom, ” which will air as a standalone episode later this year. Moderated by Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead), the panel will feature TWDU chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner and executive producer Angela Kang, executive producer Greg Nicotero, who directed the episode, and cast members Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Josh McDermitt, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, and Paola Lazaro. In The Walking Dead episode 1016, “A Certain Doom, ” Beta engages the final battle of the Whisperer War.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||From Idea to Hired: Books, TV, Film, and Comics [email protected] watch when available! |
Agents, managers, and book editors come together to answer questions about how to take your writing career from the blank page to sold. They’ll answer questions about writing the breakout project, getting representation, what it takes to sell a book to film, industry scoop, and more. Moderated by Nathan Bransford (author of How to Write a Novel), this year’s panel features Quressa Robinson (Nelson Literary Agency), Holly Root (Root Literary Agency), DongWon Song (Howard Morhaim Literary Agency), and Lars Theriot (Industry Entertainment).
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Harryhausen100: Into the Ray Harryhausen Archive [email protected] watch when available! |
2020 marks what would have been legendary animator Ray Harryhausen’s 100th birthday. To mark this occasion, the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation present an exclusive look into the incredible collection which was gathered over a lifetime of creativity. Join Ray’s daughter Vanessa Harryhausen (foundation trustee), John Walsh (foundation trustee), and Connor Heaney (collections manager) for a chance to get close to some of Ray’s most iconic creations, as the three share memories and secrets from the archive, celebrating a century of cinema magic.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||IDW: Draw a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle! [email protected] watch when available! |
TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles writer and artist Sophie Campbell, and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles artist Chad Thomas bring the turtles to life demonstrate how to draw everyone’s favorite ninja turtles while discussing the IDW TMNT comics with moderator Caleb Goellner (journalist, author, writer).
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||LMGI – Hollywood Location Scouts [email protected] watch when available! |
They found Winterfell in Ireland, Skull Island in Vietnam, Hogwarts in England, and Wakanda in South Africa. Working alongside directors and production designers, location scouts are the visual artists who bring forth every place that you see on the screen. Six location scouts, members of the Location Managers Guild International will discuss the creative and logistical aspects of their jobs and relate some exciting anecdotes. Moderator John Rakich (Shadowhunters, The October Faction) hosts panelists Jen Farris (Constantine, Game Night), Jeff Hunter (Star Trek: Picard, The Last Ship), James Lin (Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Endgame), Emma Pill (Blade Runner 2049, 1917), and Asha Sharma (Guardians of the Galaxy, Ready Player One).
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Make Mine Marvel: Bringing Back Marvel Classics for Today’s Readers [email protected] watch when available! |
Mark Evanier (comic book writer and historian), Lauren Bisom (Marvel entertainment editor), Russell Busse (Abrams senior editor, licensing and entertainment) gather for a discussion moderated by Charles Kochman (Abrams ComicArts editorial director) about the legacy of classic Marvel Comics, and how new books for readers of all ages are bringing classic comic art, characters, and storylines to a new generation. The group will discuss exciting new titles including My Mighty Marvel First Books: The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America, a series of collectible board books that introduce the world’s greatest heroes as drawn by the world’s greatest creators, the Marvel Classic Sticker Book, featuring over 250 vintage stickers and 5 pull-out posters, as well as Marvel Comics Mini-Books, a collectible box set featuring history and facsimiles of Marvel’s smallest comic books and which Evanier contributed to, all published by Abrams Books and available this summer. The panel will also include a sneak peek at Marvel Value Stamps: A Visual History written by comics legend and former Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas and releasing this fall.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Mattel Creations: Designing Pop Culture [email protected] watch when available! |
Mattel’s Richard Dickson (president) and moderator Chris Down (chief design officer) discuss the behind-the-scenes process of what goes into designing iconic toys for today’s pop-culture fans while introducing the world to the all-new platform, Mattel Creations. The Q&A panel will feature Mattel designers and creatives from dynamic brands including Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story, Universal’s Jurassic Park, Microsoft’s Halo, WWE and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars, to examine the collaborative journey that goes into creating Con exclusives, toys and art inspired by 75 years of Mattel pop-culture influence.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Water, Earth, Fire, Air: Continuing the Avatar Legacy [email protected] watch when available! |
Dark Horse Comics, Abrams Books, and Nickelodeon are thrilled to treat fans to a panel worthy of the Avatar! Join Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra creators and writers, Michael DiMartino, Faith Erin Hicks, F.C. Yee, and Gene Luen Yang for a further exploration of the beloved world as it has grown and changed since the animated series has ended.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||[adult swim] YOLO: Crystal Fantasy [email protected] watch when available! |
Travel to Wollongong, Australia with the cast and crew of Adult Swim’s newest animated comedy YOLO: Crystal Fantasy. Show creator Michael Cusack is joined by writer/actor Tod Manojlovic and actress Sarah Bishop. Moderated by Zach White who is just happy to be there. YOLO: Crystal Fantasy premieres August 9 on Adult Swim. The first episode is available to watch now online!
Watch the first episode of YOLO: Crystal Fantasy on July 23rd on adultswim.com! http://adultswim.com/videos/yolo-crystal-fantasy/maddisons-birthday-party
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||AMC’s The Walking Dead: World Beyond [email protected] watch when available! |
The Walking Dead: World Beyond makes its Comic-Con International debut as the third series in wildly successful The Walking Dead Universe. Moderated by Chris Hardwick, the series’ panel will feature TWDU chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner and executive producer Matt Negrete and cast members Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Hal Cumpston, Nicholas Cantu, Nico Tortorella, Julia Ormond, and Joe Holt. The Walking Dead: World Beyond delves into a new mythology and story that follows the first generation raised in a surviving civilization of the post-apocalyptic world. Two sisters along with two friends leave a place of safety and comfort to brave dangers, known and unknown, living and undead on an important quest. Pursued by those who wish to protect them and those who wish to harm them, a tale of growing up and transformation unfurls across dangerous terrain, challenging everything they know about the world, themselves and each other. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. But all of them will find the truths they seek.
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Entertainment Weekly: Brave Warriors [email protected] watch when available! |
EW’s laugh-filled conversation among several of today’s male heroes including Joseph Morgan (Brave New World), Aasif Mandvi (Evil), Jocko Sims (New Amsterdam), Henry Ian Cusick (MacGyver), and Michael Mando (Better Call Saul) who will discuss the thrill of playing iconic characters, their sometimes awkward encounters with fans, and the highs (and lows!) of a career in Hollywood.
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||GirlsDrawinGirls: Industry Professional Women Artists in Quarantine: Balancing work, art, homeschooling, and life [email protected] watch when available! |
GirlsDrawinGirls founder Melody Severns, The Simpsons director Debbie Bruce Mahan, Disney Television Animation artist Sherry DeLorme, and other industry professional women artists address working from home during a pandemic and all the challenges they’ve faced with staying productive in the ever changing world that is the year 2020.
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||I Am Not Okay with This – From the Page to the Screen! [email protected] watch when available! |
Cartoonist Charles Forsman (I Am Not Okay With This, The End of the F***ing World), director Jonathan Entwistle (I Am Not Okay With This, The End of the F***ing World), and actor Wyatt Oleff (It, I Am Not Okay With This) trace the evolution of the critically-acclaimed Netflix series I Am Not Okay With This back to its beginnings as an original graphic novel! Moderated by the book’s editor and Fantagraphics associate publisher, Eric Reynolds.
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Real Weird Science Alive and At Home! [email protected] watch when available! |
Members of Los Angeles-based group Captured Aural Phantasy Theater (CAPT), working with legendary publisher EC Comics and the EC Fan Addicts Thommy and Josh Burns, dissect the real science in famous Weird Science comics from the 50’s. Entomologist Lisa Gonzalez joins a discussion led by Ben Dickow of CAPT and an LA science museum about the gruesome real life habits of bugs featured in the comics. Learn something! And check out the debut of the group’s CAPTivity, their unique, quarantine-friendly performance series that brings comics to life–at home!
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||The Psychology of Star Trek vs. Star Wars [email protected] watch when available! |
Back by popular demand, the Trek vs Wars discussion returns to Comic-Con in Episode VI, with examinations of Discovery, Picard, and, of course, Rise of Skywalker! Designed to engage the audience in a healthy–but fun–debate, this panel explores meaningful topics of psychology prominent in Star Trek & Star Wars. Who’s more emotionally intelligent, Picard or Luke? How do hero characters Rey and Burnham show us healthy coping and self-care? And what’s the importance of legacy when it comes to saving the universe? Join pop culture psychologists Dr. Drea Letamendi (Lattes with Leia) and Dr. Ali Mattu (The Psych Show) as they enlist the persuasive viewpoints of special guests Todd Stashwick (Star Trek: Enterprise), and Jennifer Muro (Star Wars: Forces of Destiny). Moderated by Brian Ward (The Arkham Sessions).
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||UnMasked: Rhapsody PR’s Behind-the-Music panel [email protected] watch when available! |
Music creatives Sean Callery (Homeland), Jeff Russo (Star Trek: Picard), Maggie Phillips (Fargo), Torin Borrowdale (Locke & Key), Amanda Jones (Twenties), and Nathaniel Blume (Prodigal Son) reveal the secrets behind creating music for TV’s most groundbreaking and thrilling programs. Moderated by actress Mary Chieffo (Star Trek: Discovery).
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|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Your Secret Weapon: How Friendship Saves the Day [email protected] watch when available! |
Our favorite heroes and heroines can always count on their best friends. No matter how powerful their foes might be, friendship always saves the day. Join this panel of talented authors as they discuss the importance of crafting these invincible relationships–and the challenges that test them. Aliza Layne (Beetle & the Hollowbones), Ari North (Always Human), Christina Soontornvat (A Wish in the Dark), Margot Harrison (The Glare), Naomi Novik (A Deadly Education), Victoria Ying (City of Secrets), and Max Brallier (Last Kids on Earth: June’s Wild Flight) in friendly conversation with Maryelizabeth Yturralde.
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|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||[adult swim] 12oz Mouse [email protected] watch when available! |
It’s cast & crew of lo-fi favorite Adult Swim show,12oz Mouse. Panelists include show-creator Matt Maiellaro as well as voice actors Mary Spender, Ned Hastings, and Paul Painter, editor John Brestan and producer-animator Nicholas Ingkatanuwat. Moderated by Max Simonet. 12oz Mouse premieres July 20 on Adult Swim. Watch the first episode of the new season of 12oz Mouse now!https://www.adultswim.com/videos/12-oz-mouse
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||First Look at Hulu’s Helstrom [email protected] watch when available! |
Talk about some family drama! Join Helstrom showrunner Paul Zbyszewski and cast–Tom Austen, Sydney Lemmon, Elizabeth Marvel, Robert Wisdom, Ariana Guerra, June Carryl, and Alain Uy–for one hell of a sneak-peek look and conversation around bringing this terror-filled comic to life as Hulu’s next horror series. Moderated by IGN’s Laura Prudom.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Galaxy Grrls, or the Female and Non-Binary Authors who Bridge the new Frontier of Space Fiction [email protected] watch when available! |
Authors Nicky Drayden (Escaping Exodus), Marina Lostetter (Noumenon Ultra), Jessie Mihalik (Chaos Reigning), Valerie Valdes (Chilling Effect), and K.B. Wagers (A Pale Light in the Black) eye the history of space fiction through an entirely new lens. This panel is focused on the legacy of female and non-binary writers who came before, and the trailblazing of modern authors who are re-defining sex, gender, and society against the tapestry of the stars.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Get It On the Table: Designing Your Tabletop Game [email protected] watch when available! |
Come hear advice from veterans in the Tabletop Industry on how to design games, game design theory, where game design is headed and what kinds of games people are making. Learn about game design in 2020 and what games are moving the industry forward. Panelists include Eric Lang (game director at CMON), Emerson Matsuuchi (game designer at Nazca Games), Kathleen Mercury (game designer), Sen-Foong Lim (game designer at Bamboozle Brothers), and Elisa Teague (freelance game designer, designer for Dungeons & Dragons).
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||HBO MAX: Adult Animation Panel [email protected] watch when available! |
Show creators of Robot Chicken, Samurai Jack, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, Black Dynamite, Lazor Wulf, and Final Space share their favorite San Diego Comic-Con memories. Panelists include Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Genndy Tartakovsky, Carl Jones, Henry Bonsu, and Olan Rogers.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Hermes Press and Gothic Comics in America [email protected] watch when available! |
The panel, moderated by publisher Daniel Herman (Silver Age the Second Generation of Comic Book Artists), will feature Kaz Windness (Mother Goth Rhymes), who will talk about her new book, If UR Stabby, which focuses on a grumpy unicorn whose name is indicative of what he does to people who irritate him; Bill Holbrook (On the Fast Track) and H.H. Glynn, who will talk about their new graphic novel, Dethany and the Other Clique, exploring middle school life and how to be yourself even in a clique; and Molly Mercier, whose new book, The Lazy Goth: Method How to Alienate Friends and Avoid People, is a collection of comic strips exploring the adventures and misadventures of a Goth in her day to day life. The panel will feature artwork from each of these titles discussed by its creators.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Observational Drawing by Controlling Angles [email protected] watch when available! |
Wei Xu, Ph.D. (artist, mathematician, computer scientist, author) will talk about how to construct shapes by controlling angles instead of distances. This observational drawing process takes advantage of geometry principles and computer graphics techniques to dramatically reduce drawing complexity. A demo is provided.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Peacock Original Series: The Capture [email protected] the emergence of video surveillance and facial recognition, The Capture unveils a troubling world of fake news and the extraordinary power of intelligence services. To celebrate the premiere, the cast and creators will come together to discuss what could happen when seeing is deceiving and technological capabilities are abused. Go behind the scenes with executive producers Ben Chanan (The Missing, The People Next Door), Rosie Alison (Paddington 2, The Light Between Oceans) and series stars, Holliday Grainger (Strike, Patrick Melrose), Callum Turner (War & Peace, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Hand of God), Laura Haddock (Transformers: The Last Knight, Guardians of the Galaxy), and Famke Janssen (X-Men, Taken). The Capture will be streaming exclusively on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, on July 15.|
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Reimagining Mandrake The Magician with Erica Schultz [email protected] watch when available! |
Writer Erica Schultz (Marvel’s Daredevil and M3) and Tea Fougner (editorial director for comics for King Features Syndicate) offer a sneak peek at Legacy of Mandrake the Magician, an all-new comic series from King Features, Red 5 Comics, and StoneBot Studios. Together the duo will discuss the history of Mandrake the Magician and how Erica drew inspiration from the original 1930s comic strip to develop brand new characters and a modern version of Mandrake’s world.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||The Annual Jack Kirby Tribute Panel [email protected] watch when available! |
Every year, former Kirby assistant Mark Evanier hosts a gathering of fans of the man some call “The King of the Comics” and his vast, persistent impact on not only comic books but related fields, as well. This year, Mark and John Morrow (publisher of The Jack Kirby Collector) discuss all this with master artist Alex Ross who discusses the influence Kirby had on his work.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||The Vortex opens AGAIN- Vortex 2.0 launches Storm King Comics [email protected] watch when available! |
John Carpenter is known for his summer blockbusters and this one comes in comic book form. Storm King Comics’ John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vortex 2:0 is the sequel to the original storyline and this panel lets you hear in-depth from the entire creative team as to the process of launching this new series. Panelists include Sandy King Carpenter (CEO, editor), Tim Bradstreet (cover artist), Mike Sizemore (writer), Dave Kennedy (artist), Pete Kennedy (color artist), Janice Chiang (letterer), Sean Sobczak (project manager), and moderator Lys Galati.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Zoom into Xadia: The Dragon Prince [email protected] watch when available! |
The creators and voice actors of The Dragon Prince celebrate the saga so far, perform some behind-the-scenes skits, give a sneak peek of upcoming books, and answer fans’ burning questions submittedd via social media. Participants include Aaron Ehasz (co-creator), Justin Richmond (co-creator), Paula Burrows (Rayla), Jack De Sena (Callum), Sasha Rojen (Ezran), Erik Todd Dellums (Aaravos), Racquel Belmonte (Claudia), Jesse Inocalla (Soren), and Jason Simpson (Viren).
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|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Latin American Horror Cinema 2: Sometimes They Come Back [email protected] watch when available! |
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 14, 04:27PM
Once again you can join some of Latin America’s hottest horror directors to discuss how they can bring a new brand of fear to the USA screens. Alejandro Brugués (director, Juan of the Dead), Issa López (director, Tigers Are Not Afraid), Demián Rugna (director, Terrified), Isaac Ezban (director, The Incident), Victor Osuna (director, The Rules of the Ruin) and Gigi Saul Guerrero (director, Culture Shock). Moderated by Sebastian Fink.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Bob’s Burgers [email protected] watch when available! |
The Emmy Award-winning animated FOX series Bob’s Burgers invites fans into their homes for a virtual panel with all of the laughs and surprises they generally bring to the Indigo Ballroom. Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard will break news about the upcoming season, and the always entertaining cast including H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman, Dan Mintz, and Larry Murphy will have you howling with laughter with never-before-seen footage, followed by a lively panel discussion and fan Q&A.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Comic-Con: Robert Kirkman at Home [email protected] watch when available! |
Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Fire Power) shares his latest projects and answers your questions!
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Crossing Swords [email protected] watch when available! |
From the producers of Robot Chicken, Hulu Original Crossing Swords centers on good-hearted hero wannabe Patrick who lands his dream job as a squire, only to learn the royal castle is a corrupt hornet’s nest of horny monarchs, crooks and charlatans. War, murder, full frontal nudity–who knew brightly colored peg people led such exciting lives? Moderated by award-winning film critic Scott Mantz, Crossing Swords creators John Harvatine IV and Tom Root are joined by cast members Adam Ray (“Ruben”), Tara Strong (“Coral”), Seth Green (“Blinkerquartz”), Alanna Ubach (“Queen Tulip”), Adam Pally (“Broth”), and Yvette Nicole Brown (“Sgt. Meghan”) to discuss the new adult animated series and give attendees an idea of what to expect for Season 2.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Fantasy & Sci-Fi Authors [email protected] watch when available! |
NY Times bestsellers Peter Clines (Ex-Heroes), Fonda Lee (Zeroboxer), and Kiersten White (Bright We Burn) will answer questions about writing fantasy and science fiction novels. Moderated by Henry Herz (2 Pirates + 1 Robot).
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||How to Make a Comic From Start to Finish [email protected] watch when available! |
Wanna learn how to make a comic? Where to start? How panels work? What does one letter with? Does it need to be in color? And much, much more! Acclaimed industry pro Brian Haberlin (Spawn, Witchblade, Sonata, The Marked) will take you through the process using his Image Comics creations as examples and will touch on the whole process from soup to nuts!
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Legendary Spawn Creator Todd McFarlane Talks Toys, Comics, and More! [email protected] watch when available! |
Host Jim Viscardi, executive editor of Comicbook.com and Todd McFarlane, Spawn and Venom creator, McFarlane Toys’ CEO and president of Image Comics, talk about all your favorite geekdom things. McFarlane gives fans a sneak peek into the future of upcoming toys, comics, and what’s on his entertainment horizon.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Remote Real-Time: The Age of Virtual Production [email protected] watch when available! |
Meet the pioneering team from Halon Entertainment (The Mandalorian, The Batman, Logan, Ford v Ferrari, Borderlands 3, God of War, and the soon to be released, Free Guy) as their executive and creatives discuss virtual production, the impact of COVID-19, and the challenges of transitioning to a completely remote workforce, as well as how Hollywood can proceed with production during the pandemic utilizing real-timeworkflows.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Sinless, Fearless, Ruthless – A look at science and social science in a YA sci-fi book [email protected] watch when available! |
Imagine a world where your looks depend on “being good” and adhering to social norms and morality. That is the premise of Sarah Tarkoff’s new Young Adult book series Eye of the Beholder. The book’s young heroine is part of a future where all countries in the world are governed by a new religion. A future where not following the doctrine and the morality of the religion has physical implications. Could there really be a higher being so powerful or are there other powers at play? Join the Fleet Science Center, author Sarah Tarkoff and scientists, as they discuss the story, the science and the social science behind the Eye of the Beholder Trilogy.
Andrea Decker–Fleet Science Center, Moderator.
Nicole Henniger–PhD and assistant professor in the department of counseling & psychology at the Tennessee Tech University.
Amy Lawton–PhD candidate, Department of Sociology at University of Connecticut.
Samantha Russman–PhD student at the Jacobs Engineering School at UC San Diego.
Sarah Tarkoff–author of the new YA sci-fi series Eye of the Bolder and writer for TV shows, such as Arrow and Witches of East End, just to name a few.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||The Nacelle Company: Pop-Culture Under Quarantine [email protected] watch when available! |
Brian Volk-Weiss (Nacelle Co. CEO), Richard Mayerik (Nacelle Co. producer), Victoria Bennett aka Bevin (vlogger), and David Vonner (toy designer) join Robin Henry (writer) for a lively and engaging discussion on creating new content during the Covid-19 pandemic. Hear the all latest about the new series A Toy Store Near You (Amazon Prime) and more!
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Vampirella 50th Anniversary Finale [email protected] watch when available! |
Dynamite joins current Vampirella writers and artists Christopher Priest (Black Panther), Tom Sniegoski (Punisher), Lucio Parrillo, Meghan Hetrick, and editor Matt Idelson to discuss the timeless appeal of the character, current storylines, and tease the future.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||VIZ: A Haunting Conversation with Junji Ito [email protected] watch when available! |
From the depths of your nightmares to your screen, VIZ and Comic-Con conjure Junji Ito. Junji Ito is the master of horror manga, the Eisner-winning creator of Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection and creator of Uzumaki, an upcoming anime from Production I.G. on Adult Swim, among countless other terrors. Join us in a creepy conversation across the Pacific to dig into the depths of his brain and pull out the answers everyone’s been waiting for.
Please check out Junji Ito’s Frankenstein here: bit.ly/2XNWLkl
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||Archer @Home [email protected] watch when available! |
Who says staying home is boring? Archer, FXX’s award-winning animated comedy, returns for its 11th season later this year and follows Sterling Archer and his return to the spy world after a three-year coma. But first, join the voice cast of Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates, plus executive producer Casey Willis for a lively discussion and the reveal of not-to-be-missed details about the new season!
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||Deep Blue Sea 3: The Panel! [email protected] discoveries and dangerous predators emerge in the middle of the ocean in Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s highly anticipated feature film, Deep Blue Sea 3. The follow-up to the breakout success of Deep Blue Sea 2 (itself a sequel to the 1999 cult hit Deep Blue Sea), Deep Blue Sea 3 will be the hot topic of discussion between an esteemed group of panelists, including actors Tania Raymonde (Lost, Goliath), Nathaniel Buzolic (The Vampire Diaries, Hacksaw Ridge), Emerson Brooks (MacGyver), Bren Foster (The Last Ship), and Japanese star Reina Aoi, and director John Pogue (The Quiet Ones) and screenwriter Dirk Blackman (Outlander). Sharknado franchise director Anthony Ferrante will moderate the panel, which will include tantalizing clips from the upcoming film. Deep Blue Sea 3, the next feature length installment of the franchise’s ocean adventures, is set for release on digital starting July 28, 2020, and Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD on August 25, 2020.|
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||IDW: The Mueller Report in 10-minutes [email protected] watch when available! |
Shannon Wheeler (cartoonist) and Steve Duin (journalist) take you through the ins and outs of The Mueller Report. They recently turned the political tome into a pithy graphic novel (published by IDW–out in July 2020). Was there collusion? Was there obstruction? Did the Russians interfere in our election? There is no conspiracy theory just the facts that Mueller investigated and laid out. Get a good understanding about what this book is, and isn’t, by joining these two luminaries on a journey of understanding one of the most mis-represented books in recent history.
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||No Strange Bedfellows: The Relationship Between Pro Wrestling and Comics [email protected] watch when available! |
Some have called the spectacle of pro wrestling “a comic book come to life.” That is not far from the truth. From the heroics of Hulk Hogan to the anti-heroics of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and the villainy of Ric Flair, this panel explores the parallels in character development and storyline advancement between these outrageous forms. Featuring Rik Offenberger (First Comics News), Francis Szyskowski (The Massacre Twins), Michael Kingston (Headlocked), Anthony Ray Bench (Film Threat), R.C. Samo (FanboyNation.com), and Flobo Boyce (The Indelible Silverstreek). Moderated by Joshua Waldrop (Red Guerrilla Media).
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||Read Manga and Learn Classics Literature! [email protected] watch when available! |
Want to get kids reading classic literature while they are not in the mood for books with thousands of words? Manga can help you! Join Manga Classics co-founder Erik Ko and English literature teacher Mike Barltrop to learn how to use Manga in learning!
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||The Living Dead: Celebrating the Legacy of George Romero [email protected] watch when available! |
George A. Romero invented the modern zombie with Night of the Living Dead, creating a monster that has become a key part of pop culture. Unfortunately, when he died, his last, epic story was incomplete. Enter Daniel Kraus, co-author, with Guillermo del Toro, of the New York Times bestseller The Shape of Water (based on the same idea the two created for the Academy Award-winning movie) and many other works of horror and suspense. A lifelong Romero fan, Kraus was honored to be asked by Romero’s widow Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, to complete The Living Dead. The Living Dead will be released from Tor in August, but come join Kraus, Desrocher-Romero, and moderator Richard Newby (The Hollywood Reporter) for a sneak peek, as they discuss the book and the legacy of George A. Romero. Visit https://read.macmillan.com/promo/thelivingdeadpreorderpromotion/ for a special poster when you preorder the book.
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||Unboxing Pandora: Season Two On The CW This Fall [email protected] watch when available! |
The cast and crew of The CW’s hit sci-fi series previews the show’s exciting second season debuting this fall. Join cast members Priscilla Quintana (“Jax”), Oliver Dench (“Xander”), and Ben Radcliffe (“Ralen”) along with executive producers Mark A. Altman (The Librarians, Agent X), Steve Kriozere (NCIS, Castle), and Thomas P. Vitale (Slasher) along with moderator Scott “Movie” Mantz as they look back at the first season and share a special sneak peek of the new season as Jax learns whether she’ll be the savior of our universe or its destruction. Pandora is a production of Radioactive Fishtank, Vital Signs Entertainment, and Starlings Television.
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||Building Your Own Themyscira: Connecting With Other Geeky Bosses [email protected] watch when available! |
Jordan Dené Ellis (co-editor of The Sartorial Geek) hosts a round table discussion about best practices for networking and the importance of finding your community with Robyn Warren (owner, Geek Girl Strong), Matt Cox (playwright, Puffs and Kapow-i GoGo), Jazzlyn Stone (freelance comics marketer), and Rose Del Vecchio (co-owner, FanMail).
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||Hip-Hop And Comics: Cultures Combining [email protected] watch when available! |
Hip-Hop and comics cultures exist in constant communication: continually namehecking and reflecting each other, trading ideas back and forth, and sharing many common inspirations and influences. Both forms reconfigure existing elements to create vital new works; utilize bold imagery and complex storytelling; and form passionate fandoms around their characters and personalities. Here, curator and historian Patrick A. Reed (Depth Of Field Productions, twitter.com/djpatrickareed) presents a “visual mixtape” with an all-star cast of musicians, comic creators, and visual artists discussing the cross-generational impacts of these cultural crossovers. Panelists include Pharoahe Monch (http://www.pharoahe.com/), Johnny “Juice” Rosado (https://theoddysy.bandcamp.com/), Vita Ayala (https://twitter.com/definitelyvita), Danny Lore (http://dannylore.com/), DJ Nu-Mark (https://djnu-mark.bandcamp.com/), Marc 7 (https://twitter.com/marc7j5mc), Mega Ran (https://megaranmusic.com/), Christopher “Play” Martin (https://twitter.com/theplaygroundz), Adam Wallenta (https://www.punktaco.com/), Kenny Keil (https://www.kennykeil.com/), LiKWUiD (https://www.ellamaeflossie.com/), James Reitano (http://tfustudios.com/), David F. Walker (https://davidfwalker.com/), Ronald Wimberly (https://ronaldwimberly.com/), Murs (https://twitter.com/MURS), MC Esoteric (https://www.czarface.com/), Erin Yoshi (https://www.erinyoshi.com/), Gloria “Glow” Muriel (http://www.gloriamuriel.com/), P.So The Earthtone King (https://psotheearthtoneking.bandcamp.com/), and Turner Lange (https://twitter.com/wallyfresch).
For more information on this topic, please check out www.hiphopandcomics.com
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||Klingon Lifestyles the Home Alone Year [email protected] watch when available! |
In an all-new Fandom Play: K’tor is forced to take a mandatory vacation on Risa and the crew of the Stranglehold is held captive alongside their federation foes after a brief encounter with an unknown vessel. Who is our mysterious captor? Will our heroes ever catch a break? Find out in the 27th installment of Klingon Lifestyles!
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||SYFY: TZGZ’s Adult Animated Originals [email protected] to depart on a journey of animated bliss and get the first look at four new originals coming to TZGZ, SYFY’s late-night adult animation block! Take a magical “trip” with the fantastically flustered High Wizard as he transports us into the zany worlds of each new show. Moderated by Baron Vaughn (SYFY WIRE’s The Great Debate), join the creators and celebrity voices of Wild Life, Hell Den, Magical Girl Friendship Squad, and Devil May Care for an exclusive sneak peek at the future of late-night animation on SYFY.|
For more animated euphoria, visit https://www.syfy.com/tzgz/.
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||The Famous Monsters Podcast [email protected] watch when available! |
Famous Monsters podcast crew, Jorge “The-Jack-Of-All-Trades” Marrero and Jason “The Falcon” Ioannou, are joined by fellow podcasters Matt Corrigan and Aaron McLane of The Launchpad podcast to play a game called “Body Count”! The game pits iconic monsters like the Wolf Man, Pennywise, and Pumpkinhead against each other to see who can collect the most victims. And there’s a catch, of course: the randomized victims won’t be completely helpless! Enter powerhouses like the Dream Warriors and the space marines from Aliens. Every battle will take place in a different setting–from the foggy English moors of American Werewolf to the House on Haunted Hill! It’s the best kind of monster battle roulette from the experts who know their every secret move, and is sure to result in both riotous laughter and impassioned debates.
Listen to the full unedited episode @ https://famousmonsters.com/category/podcasts/
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||The Wonderful, Horrible World of E.C. Comics [email protected] watch when available! |
Max Gaines started E.C. Comics in 1944 as Educational Comics. With his 1947 death, his son, William M. Gaines, changed the name to Entertaining Comics, and put out controversial horror, crime, war, and science fiction comics (and MAD magazine), working with the greatest talent to ever do comics. E.C. historian Grant Geissman’s The History of E.C. Comics–the ultimate E.C. Comics compendium, with over 1, 000 illustrations–is scheduled from Taschen for fall 2020. To celebrate the new tome–and all things E.C.–comics historians Grant Geissman (Foul Play! The Art and Artists of the Notorious 1950s E.C. Comics!), Danny Fingeroth (A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee), Arie Kaplan (From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books), and Dr. Travis Langley (The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them) look at E.C.’s lasting impact. Visit https://linktr.ee/DannyFingeroth for more info on the panelists.
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||Travel Through Time with Comics [email protected] watch when available! |
Have you ever wished you could turn back time? Ponjea (outstanding Taiwanese comic artist) and Leo Huang (EVP at Friendly Land) will show you the experience of time travelling through the fantasy comic Chronos Ruler, including the showcase of the anime PV and comic drawings by Ponjea! Visit linktr.ee/Taiwanese_Comics for exploration!
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||TV Guide Magazine Fan Favorites [email protected] watch when available! |
The magazine entirely devoted to TV, hosts its 11th annual gathering of stars we adore from across the television galaxy to trade stories of fan encounters, backstage tales and the importance of representation for fans of every walk of life. This year’s don’t-miss lineup, moderated by TVGM senior writer Damian Holbrook, includes Hale Appleman (The Magicians), Lindsey Morgan and Richard Harmon (The 100), Robbie Amell (Upload), Kennedy McMann (Nancy Drew), Alex Newell (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist), Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Picard), Harvey Guillen (What We Do in the Shadows), Chris Chalk (Perry Mason), and Ashleigh Murray (Riverdale, Katy Keene).
|7:00pm – 8:00pm||1||32nd Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards [email protected] “Oscars” of the comics industry honors comics creators and their works in 32 categories, including the Will Eisner Hall of Fame. Hosted by Phil LaMarr, the actor/voice actor/comedian known for roles in animated series including Green Lantern/John Stewart and Ed Reiss in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, Hermes Conrad in Futurama, and the title characters on both Samurai Jack and Static Shock. His film and TV acting credits include Pulp Fiction, Free Enterprise, Veep, Get Shorty, and Supergirl. The recipients of the 2020 Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award will also be announced.|
|JULY 25 • SATURDAY|
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||(Nearly) A Decade of Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales [email protected] watch when available! |
New York Times bestselling author Nathan Hale celebrates the upcoming publication of the tenth book in his nonfiction graphic novel series for kids, Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales. Nathan will share the little-known but true stories from history that inspired his beloved book series and show sneak peeks from the forthcoming installment, Blades of Freedom, which dives into the story of the Haitian Revolution and the Louisiana Purchase. In addition to the Hazardous Tales series, Nathan is also the author of young adult graphic novels One Trick Pony and Apocalypse Taco.
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Cosmos: Possible Worlds [email protected] watch when available! |
Making its network debut this fall on FOX, the latest installation in the Cosmos franchise, Cosmos: Possible Worlds, takes audiences on a series of spiritual voyages of exploration revealing previously uncharted realms, including lost worlds and worlds to come, and those that we may one day inhabit in a thrilling future we can still have. Join creator, executive producer, director and writer Ann Druyan; host and acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson; executive producer, director and writer Brannon Braga; executive producer Jason Clark; and visual effects supervisor Jeffrey A. Okun for a conversation about what is in store for the next chapter of Cosmos and a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the series. Featuring an introduction by executive producer Seth MacFarlane and exclusive never-before-seen footage, this panel discussion illustrates why Cosmos has remained relevant for the last 40 years.
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Dynamite’s Two Huge Crossovers Revealed! [email protected] watch when available! |
Dynamite Entertainment unveils two action-packed, ambitious crossovers set to debut this fall and winter. First, legendary writer Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy) unveils the biggest Dynamite series since Swords of Sorrow. Two parallel series starring Red Sonja, Vampirella, and the Project Superpowers characters will converge into something even bigger! While Declan Shalvey (Moon Knight) brings a deadly infection to all your favorites in DIE!namite!
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Inglorious Treksperts: 30 Years of Best of Both Worlds [email protected] watch when available! |
The hosts of the hit Star Trek podcast, Inglorious Treksperts, are joined by actress Elizabeth Dennehy (“Commander Shelby”) to discuss the making of one of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s most beloved episodes, “The Best of Both Worlds” which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Join the celebration of the cybernetic super baddies and the episode that changed Star Trek forever with co-hosts Mark A. Altman (author, The Fifty-Year Mission, Free Enterprise), Daren Dochterman (VFX Supervisor, Star Trek: The Motion Picture – Director’s Edition) and Ashley E. Miller (writer, Thor, X-Men: First Class).
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Last Gasp: 50 Years of Publishing the Underground Part II lowbrow art, 1996-2020 [email protected] watch when available! |
Ron Turner (founder and publisher, Last Gasp), Ron English (PoPaganda, Abject Expressionism), Robert Williams (Through Prehensile Eyes, Zap Comix), Camille Rose Garcia (Tragic Kingdom, Saddest Place on Earth), Andrea Harris (fmr director, Grand Central Art Center), Jon B. Cooke (The Book of Weirdo), Attaboy (Hi-Fructose magazine), and Colin Turner (associate publisher, Last Gasp) discuss the history of Last Gasp, from the 1990s and the rise of lowbrow art through present day and current projects. www.lastgasp.com
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Narrative Design For Computer Games [email protected] watch when available! |
Industry vets Neal Hallford (Betrayal at Krondor), Haris Orkin (Call of Juarez), Anne Toole (Horizon Zero Dawn), and Xalavier Nelson Jr. (We Are the Caretakers) break down how narratives are crafted and executed in the gaming industry. Moderated by Jana Hallford (Swords & Circuitry: A Designer’s Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games).
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Tantalizing Tips [email protected] watch when available! |
Make up effects artist Jeff Barkley explains the differences in pointed ears and ear tips and shows you how to apply 2 different kinds of tips. He is joined by professional cosplayers Trey Barkley and Enasni.
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||The Guide: Overstreet’s 50th Anniversary [email protected] watch when available! |
Gemstone Publishing president and CEO Steve Geppi, MyComicShop.com’s Buddy Saunders, Comics Buyer’s Guide veteran Maggie Thompson, CBCS Primary Grader Steve Borock, and Gemstone’s Mark Huesman celebrate Bob Overstreet and five decades of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide. Moderated by Gemstone’s J.C. Vaughn.
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||UDON Entertainment 20th Anniversary! [email protected] watch when available! |
UDON Entertainment is celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary! Join UDON chief of ops Erik Ko and the UDON crew to see what new projects the company has to bring in 2020!
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Warner Archive’s Secret Origins of Saturday Morning Cartoons [email protected] watch when available! |
Dip behind the curtain to reveal the beginnings of the beloved tradition of Saturday Morning cartoons with movie historian, author and TV personality Leonard Maltin (Entertainment Tonight), animation historian and author Jerry Beck (Animation Scoop), Warner Archive Home Entertainment senior vice president of theatre catalog marketing George Feltenstein, and the Warner Archive Podcast team of D.W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson. The panelists will offer a grand history of the evolution of animation–from silver screen shorts to full-fledged television cartoons–with glimpses along the way of Tex Avery, Popeye, and Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies, as well as Space Ghost and DinoBoy, Jonny Quest, Lippy the Lion, and more! Accomplished author, NBC/MSNBC political analyst and SiriusXM on-air host and director of progressive programming Zerlina Maxwell (The End of White Politics) will moderate the proceedings.
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Back to the Moon and Beyond With Nasa [email protected] watch when available! |
NASA is returning humans to the surface of the moon by 2024 as part of its Artemis program. This decade, the agency and its partners will explore more of the Moon than ever before, including the lunar south pole. Using the Moon for scientific discovery, NASA will also test technologies to move humanity farther into the solar system, beginning with Mars. The panel, hosted by William Shatner, will include NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Kjell Lindgren as well as space technology expert LaNetra Tate, and spacesuit engineer Lindsay Aitchison, who are working to get humanity back to the moon and beyond!
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||[email protected] Day Two [email protected] watch when available! |
Be sure to drop in on this panel to hear from DC’s hottest talent about their latest works and how they’re making DC and The World’s Greatest Super Heroes the home for fans of great superhero storytelling worldwide! The creative talent behind some of DC’s most popular characters are on hand to give behind the scenes details on their stories and how they put their own unique voices to the heroes and villains that DC fans have come to know and love (and hate)! DC talent to appear: Greg Capullo, Cecil Castellucci, Katana Collins, Kami Garcia, Jorge Jimenez, Daniel Warren Johnson, Dan Jurgens, Jim Lee, Sean Gordon Murphy, Bruno Redondo, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Brad Walker.
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Eye of Newt and Wool of Bat: the science behind magic potions and spells [email protected] watch when available! |
Potions class is in session! Is there some truth behind the enchanted elixirs and demonic deterrents in fantastical fare like Harry Potter, The Witcher, and Sabrina? Naturopathic doctor DeJarra Sims will walk you through nature’s real-life tinctures for healing, sleeping, wit-sharpening, and love, and explain the science behind their effects. Introduced by Fast Company’s Susan Karlin.
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Finance For Creatives [email protected] watch when available! |
The Coronavirus outbreak has affected so many individuals and businesses financially in the creative industry. This panel will be discussing some of the financial, tax, and credit issues that creatives are experiencing, including resources of where to turn to for help and support. Panel guests include Sean Nisil (certified financial planner), Neil Narvaez (owner, Professional Tax Services, LLC), Eric Atilano (loan officer, C2 Financial), industry professionals Chris Neuhahn (5 time Emmy-award winning producer & animator), and Alonso Nunez (founder and art director, Little Fish Comic Book Studio). Moderated by Karen Martin (The Princess Project).
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||From Wakanda to Numbani, Writing the Next Generation of Heroes [email protected] watch when available! |
Through original novels, these authors expand the world of some of the newest pop culture heroes from Marvel and Overwatch. Featuring Preeti Chhibber (author, Orientation: Avengers Assembly), Nicky Drayden (author, Overwatch: Hero of Numbani), and Nic Stone (author, Shuri: A Black Panther Novel). Moderated by Michael Petranek (executive editor, Scholastic).
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Giving a Voice to Independent Creators [email protected] watch when available! |
Do you have a story to tell? Would you like to see more characters and stories that relate to you? Maybe it’s time to write your own! Led by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press), join Lisa K. Weber (artist, Hex11), Kelly Sue Milano (writer, Hex11), and Lynly Forrest (editor/producer, Hex11), along with indie creators Alston Novak (artist, Glitch), Travis Rivas (writer, Super-Abled Comics), and David F. Walker (writer, Bitter Root) for a discussion about creating comics outside the mainstream and tips on exactly how to do it.
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Inspired: Personal Stories in Graphic Novels [email protected] watch when available! |
Whether biography or memoir, the comics medium has proven to be one of the most compelling formats for personal stories of triumph and tragedy, with numerous books having shown up on the most prestigious of bestseller lists. However, personal triumphs don’t only have to find their way to the page through true life stories, and Oni Press hosts a conversation with creators whose work has both represented and been inspired by the lives behind them. Join Oni Press creators Maia Kobabe (Gender Queer: A Memoir), Joel Christian Gill (Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence), and Katie Green (Lighter Than My Shadow) for an empowering discussion on therapeutic nature of the creative process. Moderated by Shawna Gore (Oni Press, editor).
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||The Art of Adapting Comics to the Screen: David S. Goyer Q&A [email protected] watch when available! |
The writer behind such iconic comic book film and TV adaptations including Blade, Batman Begins, Constantine (TV), and Man of Steel–David S. Goyer–discusses his creative writing process and what it took to bring these beloved characters and tales from the page to the screen. Moderated by Backstory Magazine publisher Jeff Goldsmith.
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|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||The Official Dune Publishing Panel [email protected] watch when available! |
Bestselling science fiction authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson discuss the exciting new Dune graphic novels, comics, and original novels coming out this fall. Joined by their editors, Herbert and Anderson will discuss content from their past and upcoming projects, including Frank Herbert’s masterpiece Dune (Ace) with senior editor Jessica Wade, the graphic novel adaptation of Frank Herbert’s masterpiece, Dune: The Graphic Novel, Book 1 (Abrams ComicArts), with editor Charlotte Greenbaum, the prequel trilogy of books beginning with Dune: House Atreides (Del Rey), with executive editor Anne Groell, the prequel comic series Dune: House Atreides (BOOM! Studios) with company CEO & founder Ross Richie, and Dune: The Duke of Caladan (TOR), with editor Christopher Morgan.
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||The Simpsons @ Home [email protected] watch when available! |
They’ll never stop the Simpsons!. . .from appearing at Comic-con; this time on zoom. Join Al Jean, Matt Selman, David Silverman, Carolyn Omine, Mike B. Anderson, and moderator Yeardley Smith. Find out how the show has surmounted social distancing and turbulent times en route to Season 32!
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Bless the Harts [email protected] watch when available! |
Paint & Sip, in quarantine of course, with the Harts! Watch Kristen Wiig (Jenny Hart), Maya Rudolph (Betty Hart), Ike Barinholtz (Wayne Edwards), Jillian Bell (Violet Hart), and Fortune Feimster (Brenda) with executive producers Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Andy Bobrow try to recreate Bless The Harts characters while chatting about their favorite moments from season one, what they’re looking forward to in season two and how they’ve kept busy during quarantine while drinking the show’s favorite drink–boxed wine!
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Calling All Book Lovers: A Sneak Peek at New Books from Tor, Tor Teen and Tor.com Publishing [email protected] watch when available! |
From Brandon Sanderson to V.E. Schwab, from Christopher Paolini to Cory Doctorow, Tor publishes some of the greatest sci-fi, fantasy, and horror stories around. This will be a panel to shine a spotlight on some of the exciting books that Tor, Tor Teen, and Tor.com Publishing have to offer. Join the book lovers from the Tor team as they share a sneak peek at new and upcoming SFF, and updates from fan-favorite authors, as well opportunities to win some fabulous freebies. Visit bit.ly/torSDCC for more information on our books andauthors.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Constantine: 15th Anniversary Reunion [email protected] watch when available! |
Keanu Reeves, director Francis Lawrence, and producer Akiva Goldsman reunite to reflect on the making of the 2005 DC Comics adaptation. Moderated by Collider’s editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Dark Horse All-Stars [email protected] watch when available! |
Three of the industry’s best creators including Gerard Way (co-creator of The Umbrella Academy) Nnedi Okorafor (co-creator of LaGuardia), and Matt Kindt (co-creator of BANG!) gather for a roundtable discussion about characters, the writing process, and the joys of creating. Moderated by Anthony Mauro.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Disney+’s Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe [email protected] watch when available! |
Creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, director Bob Bowen and stars Ashley Tisdale, Vincent Martella, Maulik Pancholy, and Dee Bradley Baker share an exclusive sneak peek of Disney+’s upcoming Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe and discuss the origins of this iconic animated series!
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Diversity and Comics: Why Inclusion and Visibility Matter [email protected] watch when available! |
The past year has witnessed the birth of transformational change in the social fabric. The Killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery (to name a few) has triggered a response to the structural racism that has caused the nation and the world to take stock of its institutions. The growth of more diverse faces on the pages of popular comic books and in feature films has proven to be essential to reflect the world in which we all live. And, despite the onset of an unprecedented pandemic, the inclusion of people of color, women, and persons with disabilities and the LGBTQ community not only better reflects today’s culture, it has also proven good for the bottom line. We will bring an award-winning panel together to challenge ongoing issues and push the conversation forward. Panelists include John Jennings (MFA: Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside, 2-time Eisner Award winner (2016, 2018), Frederick Aldama (PhD: The University Distinguished Professor, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and University Distinguished scholar, The Ohio State University, 2019 Eisner Award winner), Christina Steenz Stewart (syndicated cartoonist, Heart of the City; 2019 Dwayne McDuffie Award Winner), Chelsea ‘Ché’ Grayson (MFA: Executive Director, Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation), David Walker (comic book writer, Bitter Root, Image) (Legendary Films): 2020 Eisner Award nomination, Naomi (DC): 2020 Eisner Award nomination), and Stanford Carpenter (PhD: Comics and Pop Culture anthropologist and Chair, Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival) .
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Frederick Aldama https://english.osu.edu/people/aldama.1
Chelsea Grayson https://chegrayson.com
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Stanford Carpenter https://www.linkedin.com/in/stanford-w-carpenter-phd-46658a5/
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist Edition Spotlight [email protected] watch when available! |
Get the inside scoop on IDW Publishing’s newest Artist Edition books, including one featuring one of the most popular comic book artists of all time, Jim Lee! Scott Dunbier (IDW, director of special projects) and Dirk Wood (IDW, senior vice president integrated marketing) join Scott Williams (artist, inker) for a discussion about this very special Artist’s Edition featuring Jim Lee’s stellar work on X-Men and more stellar Artist Editions coming this year.
Scott Dunbier (IDW, director of special projects) Twitter: @sdunbier
Dirk Wood (IDW, senior vice president integrated marketing)
Scott Williams (artist, inker, Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition) Twitter: @ScottW_inks
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Magic: The Gathering Panel with Mark Rosewater [email protected] watch when available! |
Mark Rosewater (Magic: The Gathering head designer) will give the first sneak peak of Zendikar Rising, Magic’s September expansion.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Personal, Political, Fictional, and Factual [email protected] watch when available! |
Personal, political, fictional, and factual creators tackle important topics that affect everybody, regardless of political affiliation or engagement. Whether looking at historical events, or alternate timelines, engage your mind and your empathy with Derf Backderf (Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio), Brandy Colbert (The Voting Booth), Alix E. Harrow (The Once and Future Witches), Daniel G. Newman (Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy), Charles Yu (Interior Chinatown), and Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed (When Stars Are Scattered) in conversation with Maryelizabeth Yturralde.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Spotlight on The Cloven: With Garth Stein and Matthew Southworth [email protected] watch when available! |
This panel will spotlight the debut sci-fi graphic novel collaboration by author Garth Stein (The
Art of Racing in the Rain) and cartoonist Matthew Southworth (Stumptown). These two pacific
northwestern creators have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind story steeped in its Seattle
roots. The Cloven: Book One is the first installment of this dynamic, atmospheric, and wryly
funny graphic novel trilogy by two bestselling and critically acclaimed storytellers. Moderated by
the book’s editor and Fantagraphics associate publisher, Eric Reynolds.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||The Amazing Brutus: Unusual Places to Find a Great Animation Story [email protected] watch when available! |
Ricardo Arnaiz (El Americano: The Movie) will share the story behind his new animated film project, The Amazing Brutus, and how great stories can come from the most unusual places, like in this case, an accountant with a great idea and love for the animals and their care. Armando Ibarra and his son Christian Ibarra will talk about the inspiration of what can become one of the best animated films of 2022.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Women of Color in Comics: Race, Gender & the Comic Book Medium [email protected] watch when available! |
The Women in Comics Collective International is an organization that focuses on the merit and craftwork of Women and Non-Binary People working in the comic book industry. They host comic book education events across the country, including their own convention, Women in Comics Con. In this segment of their ongoing panel discussion series, they will discuss the current state of the comic book industry and how it’s been impacted by the events of 2020; from COVID19 Pandemic to Racial unrest due to Police Violence. Panelists include, Jonita Davis (film reviewer, and pop culture journalist), Jules Rivera (comic book artist), Vanee Matsalia (writer, educator), Camilla Zhang (writer, editor, consultant), Marqueeda LaStar (tech & pop culture journalist), and moderator Regine L. Sawyer, (writer/publisher).
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|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||American Dad! [email protected] watch when available! |
Ever wanted to learn how to draw one of your favorite AD! characters? Now is your chance, join show supervising director, Brent Woods, as he teaches the cast and executive producers how to draw Roger! Grab a sketchbook & pens and learn to draw everyone’s favorite alien alongside Rachael MacFarlane (Hayley), Wendy Schaal (Francine), Scott Grimes (Steve), Dee Bradley Baker (Klaus), and EPs Nic Wegener and Joe Chandler as they chat about the current season and look toward the series’ 300th episode airing on TBS this fall.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Blast Off with Disney+’s “The Right Stuff” [email protected] watch when available! |
From Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Thie Right Stuff is the first scripted Disney+ original series from National Geographic. The series takes a clear-eyed look at the early days of the US space program. The series follows seven of the military’s best pilots become astronauts for the newly-formed NASA at the height of the Cold War. Competing to be the first in space, these ordinary men achieve the extraordinary, inspiring America to turn towards a new horizon of ambition and hope. In this 45-minute panel moderated by former NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, you will hear from the cast and crew about making this compelling and cinematically extraordinary series, PLUS an exclusive first look will be revealed!
Dr. Mae Jemison, moderator, principal – 100 Year Starship & Former NASA Astronaut (@maejemison)
Patrick J. Adams as Major John Glenn(@halfadams)
Jake McDorman as Lieutenant Commander Alan Shepard(@jake_mcdorman)
Colin O’Donoghue as Captain Gordon Cooper(@colinodonoghue1)
Michael Trotter as Gus Grissom
Aaron Staton as Wally Schirra
Micah Stock as Deke Slayton (goodstockmicah)
James Lafferty as Scott Carpenter(@jameslafferty)
Nora Zehetner as Annie Glenn (@norazehetner)
Shannon Lucio as Louise Shepard(@shannonmlucio)
Eloise Mumford as Trudy Cooper (@Eloise.mumford)
Eric Ladin as Chris Kraft (@ericladin)
Patrick Fischler as Bob Gilruth (@pfischler)
Mark Lafferty (@garklafferty), showrunner and executive producer
Jennifer Davisson, executive producer
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Creative Renaissance: How to Thrive When It’s Hard to Survive [email protected] watch when available! |
The continued need for social distancing has brought about a creative renaissance in the digital space. Join the conversation with Joe Barrette (Creators, Assemble!), Phil Jimenez (Creators4Comics), Alonso Nunez (Little Fish Comic Book Studio), and Kit Steinaway (Book Industry Charitable Fund) to hear how nonprofit organizations are working with comics creators to support each other and their communities during these challenging times. You will hear about new learning opportunities, collaborations, how to forge new creative friendships in a time of global disconnect, and what it means to find your tribe through fandom and shared passion. Moderated by Dan Wood (comics librarian, Escondido Public Library).
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Diamond Select Toys & Gentle Giant Ltd. [email protected] watch when available! |
Get a rundown on what’s coming up from DST and GG Ltd. as they present an overview of products scheduled for late 2020 and early 2021, peppered with intermittent interviews with designers Joe Allard and Barry Bradfield, as well as sculptor Alterton! Moderated by marketing supervisor Zach Oat.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Guillermo del Toro and Scott Cooper on Antlers and Filmmaking [email protected] watch when available! |
Acclaimed director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Hostiles) and horror maestro Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) tease their upcoming Searchlight Pictures movie Antlers along with how they designed the Wendigo-inspired monster. In addition, the two go in-depth on the craft of filmmaking and how they create a visual style. Moderated by Collider’s editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Latinx & Native American Storytellers [email protected] watch when available! |
While only a minority of the characters in media are either Latinx or Natives, there are storytellers trying to change that. Prominent voices in comics, childrens literature and academia look back on their history and forward to what the future will hold for the stories told by Indigenous creators and the creators who are children of immigrants. Join moderator Henry Barajas, and creators Darcie Little Badger, Julio Anta, J. Gonzo, Theresa Rojas, Hector Rodriguez, Rhael Mcgregor, Luke Martinez, Frederick Aldama, and Sonya Ballantyne for this important discussion.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Masters of Storytelling [email protected] watch when available! |
The all-stars in storytelling from Image Comics–Ed Brubaker (Pulp, Cruel Summer), Chuck Brown (On The Stump), Alex de Campi (Dracula, Motherf**ker), Matt Fraction (Adventureman), and Emma Kubert (Inkblot)–reveal their secrets behind creating some of the best stories in comics. Moderated by Marla Eizik, executive assistant at Image Comics.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Rooster Teeth [email protected] watch when available! |
Rooster Teeth is the legendary producer behind the most beloved series, podcasts, and personalities on the internet: the timeless comedy Red vs. Blue, international anime hit RWBY, star-studded sci-fi gen:LOCK’ chart-topping Rooster Teeth Podcast and addictive gaming videos from Achievement Hunter. Join the Rooster Teeth founders, creators, writers, and talent for this mega-panel featuring exclusive sneak peeks, announcements, and more! Panelists include Barbara Dunkelman, Lindsay Jones, Kara Eberle, Arryn Zech, Trevor Collins, Fiona Nova, and Matt Hullum.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2020 [email protected] watch when available! |
Frank Mastromauro (Aspen co-owner), Peter Steigerwald (Aspen co-owner), Vince Hernandez (Aspen EIC), Mark Roslan (Aspen director of design and production), Gabe Carrasco (Aspen editor), Siya Oum (artist of Lola XOXO), Jordan Gunderson (artist of Soulfire), J.T. Krul (writer of Soulfire), and Alex Konat (artist of Fathom) reveal Aspen’s 2021 publishing plans and the future of independent comic book publishing. They also reveal their new Aspen Comics Kickstarter project.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Tribute to Dennis O’Neil: Beyond Batman [email protected] watch when available! |
Born the same spring when Batman debuted, Dennis O’Neil would take Batman back to his darker roots and weave humanity and social consciousness into the adventures of Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Iron Man, and many more. This legendary comic book writer and editor collaborated with and guided countless others as mentor, hero, and friend. Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology; The Joker Psychology) moderates a super team who have come together to share remembrances, lessons learned, and an endless appreciation for Denny, who was truly one of the greats: Jo Duffy (Power Man and Iron Fist), Danny Fingeroth (A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee), Mike Gold (ArrogantMGMS), Larry Hama (Dark Horse), Joe Illidge (Heavy Metal), Charles Kochman (Abrams ComicArts), Paul Levitz (former publisher, DC Comics), and Michael Uslan (executive producer, Batman/The Dark Knight films).
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||UltraLawyer Kaiju Patrol [email protected] watch when available! |
It’s all out lawyers attack! What can Kaiju movies teach us about shelter in place orders? Are parents financially responsible for kids who create a giant napping monster with cosmic rays? What are the First Amendment lessons from Mothra? Are common carriers such as trains, planes, and ships responsible for protecting passengers from Kaiju attacks? Join attorneys Bethany Bengfort (Durie Tangri), Nari Ely (US. Courts), Thomas Harper (Army JAG), and Joshua Gilliland (The Legal Geeks), as they battle legal issues from Ultraman, Gamera, Godzilla, Mothra, and more! Follow us at https://linktr.ee/thelegalgeeks
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Future Is Now [email protected] watch when available! |
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 15, 12:12AM
A new era for the Power Rangers begins here! Join a star-studded lineup of talent including Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin, Power Rangers), Marco Renna (Power Rangers), Matthew Erman, Giuseppe Cafaro, and Francesco Segala (Power Rangers: Sins of the Future) along with Matthew Levine (editor, BOOM! Studios), Dafna Pleban (senior editor, BOOM! Studios) and Steve Cardenas (“Rocky DeSantos” on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) to discuss the future of Power Rangers in comics! From the upcoming Power Rangers: Sins of the Future OGN and the shocking new direction for the Power Rangers that will leave you green with…EXCITEMENT! Moderated by Erin Cahill (Power Rangers Time Force).
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Picard 2020: A Literary Retrospective [email protected] watch when available! |
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 15, 12:11AM
With the excitement surrounding the new Star Trek series, let’s take a look back at the most bookish captain in Starfleet. How did he evolve on the page and the screen? What do his favorite books and plays say about him as a character and as a leader? Take a deep dive into Picard’s bookshelf with Una McCormack (author of Picard: The Last Best Hope), David Mack (author of Star Trek: More Beautiful Than Death), Stephen Graham Jones (author of The Only Good Indians), Alex White (author of The Big Ship at the End of the Universe), and moderator Lauren Jackson (marketing/publicity manager at Saga Press).
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Couch Surfing with Simon & Schuster [email protected] watch when available! |
Chrissy Noh (marketing), Lisa Moraleda (publicity), Lisa Quach (marketing), Alissa Nigro (marketing), Milena Giunco (publicity) and Emily Ritter (marketing) offer a sneak peek at the hottest books and properties coming from Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing in 2020, including books by fan-favorite authors. Plus, enter to win advance reader copies!
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Doctor Who Time Lord Victorious Panel [email protected] watch when available! |
Launching in September 2020 over twelve weeks, Time Lord Victorious is the BBC’s brand-new, multi-platform Doctor Who story told across comics, novels, audio, vinyl and digital! Go behind the scenes with writer Jody Houser, artist Roberta Ingranata, colorist Enrica Eren Angiolini, editor Jake Devine, and BBC producer James Goss to discuss the new Time Lord Victorious comic series.
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Family Guy [email protected] watch when available! |
Cast members Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis, Seth Green, and executive producers Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin, and Kara Vallow from FOX’s hit animated comedy Family Guy celebrates 350 episodes with a virtual table read! After, they’ll take a look back at some of their favorite moments from the last 18 seasons, plus a special sneak peek at the hilarity and hi-jinx coming up in their 19th season premiering this fall on FOX!
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||For All Mankind [email protected] watch when available! |
Cast members Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones, Shantel VanSanten, Jodi Balfour, Wrenn Schmidt, Sonya Walger, and Krys Marshall gather for a thoughtful conversation looking back on season one of the Apple TV+ drama For All Mankind. Hosted by series creators and executive producers Ronald D. Moore, Matt Wolpert, and Ben Nedivi, the discussion will explore highlights from season one and feature an exclusive first look at the highly anticipated second season of this critically acclaimed series. Catch up on season one before the conversation here: apple.co/-forallmankind
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|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Gender, Race, and Comic Book Coloring [email protected] watch when available! |
Did you know that comic book colors used to be hand-separated by an army of women in Connecticut? That “benday dots” are named after a real person? Or that there’s a technical reason African-American skin tones look wrong in old comics? Geek out on the hidden corners of comics history, from the Golden Age up to today’s digital era, and learn about the craft of coloring with color artist Marissa Louise (Amethyst), comics creator Mildred Louis (Astrea’s Nexus Studio), researcher and essayist Zoë D. Smith (University of Chicago), and master letterer/former DC production artist Todd Klein (Sandman). Moderated by author Anina Bennett (Boilerplate).
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||IDW in 2020 and Beyond [email protected] watch when available! |
Look ahead to everything new from IDW Publishing! Learn what’s next for your favorite series and much, much more! There’s nowhere better to get a behind-the-scenes look at IDW than this conversation with Chris Ryall (IDW president, publisher, and chief creative officer), John Barber (IDW editor-in-chief), and moderator George Gene Gustines (senior editor at the New York Times).
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Mexico’s Magnificent Stop-Motion Seven [email protected] watch when available! |
Meet the masters of stop motion who have conquered 13 Ariel Awards for animation in 20 years and more around the world. Currently working on computer animated and full stop motion feature films, these bold mexicans are about to take the world under the wing and guidance of none other than Academy Award Winner Guillermo del Toro. Karla Castañeda (La Noria), Luis Téllez (Viva El Rey), Sofía Carrillo (La Casa Triste), Juan José Medina (Jaulas), Rita Basulto (Lluvia en los ojos), León Fernández (Taller de corazones), and Rene Castillo (Poncho Balón). Moderated by Rodolfo Guzman.
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Women Rocking Hollywood 2020: Supporting Female-Helmed Film and TV [email protected] watch when available! |
What is so great about working as executive producer and director on a Frank Miller/Tom Wheeler project? What is it like to direct Charlize Theron and Kiki Layne in complicated fight scenes? How does working with women above and below the line make a film with Kelvin Harrison Jr, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Dakota Johnson more nuanced and believable? What does a producing director on Queen Sugar do? Find out all this and more, including why supporting women in film is so vital to equality for all, and how fans can make a difference, on this exciting female filmmaker-focused panel. Watch Nisha Ganatra (director: Late Night, The High Note), Lauren Wolkstein (director: Cloak & Dagger, supervising director: Queen Sugar), Gina Prince-Bythewood (writer/director: Love and Basketball, director: The Old Guard), Zetna Fuentes (director: Jessica Jones, executive producer/director: Cursed), and Alison Emilio (director of ReFrame) as they share their experiences and insights. Moderated by Leslie Combemale (creator: Women Rocking Hollywood, freelance writer: AWFJ.org).
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Tarzan, John Carter, Victory Harben, and the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe [email protected] watch when available! |
ADDED: Fri, Jul 17, 11:49PM
Enter a cosmos of adventure! Join the team at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Jim Sullos (President), Cathy Wilbanks (VP of Operations), and Christopher Paul Carey (Director of Publishing) as they announce a universe of thrilling new projects, including the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library with Tarzan cover artist Joe Jusko; the forthcoming novel John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten with author Geary Gravel; and comic books from American Mythology Productions with artist/writer/editor-in-chief Mike Wolfer plus the newest ERB Universe heroine, Victory Harben, along with exciting developments in the world of film, TV, and animation, and more! Website: http://edgarriceburroughs.com
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Authors on the Best Advice I Ever Got [email protected] watch when available! |
These authors have some writing advice for you! Kevin Hearne (The Iron Druid Chronicles), Alexis Henderson (The Year of the Witching), Micaiah Johnson (The Space Between Worlds), Sarah Kuhn (Haunted Heroine), and Josh Malerman (Malorie) talk about the best writing advice they ever got, and what advice they would give to aspiring writers. Moderated by Del Rey editorial director Tricia Narwani.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Best and Worst Manga of 2020 [email protected] watch when available! |
There’s a lot of manga available in English now, but what’s REALLY worth reading? Join a panel of opinionated manga bloggers and comics curmudgeons as they share their picks for the best new manga that hit the shelves in the past year. In rapid-fire rounds, see them rave about their favorite continuing series! Watch them rant about the excruciatingly mediocre manga that they were forced to read (so you won’t have to)! Find out what Brigid Alverson (SmashPages, School Library Journal), Justin Stroman (The OASG), Morgana Santilli (The Beat, MangaMaven.com), Eva Volin (supervising children’s librarian, Alameda Free Library), Megan Peters (ComicBook.com), Rob McMonigal (Panel Patter) and Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly) loved and loathed to read in the past year, hear about their picks for the most anticipated upcoming releases for Fall 2020 and beyond, plus discover their favorite under-appreciated manga gems that are worth picking up.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Bill & Ted Face the Music [email protected] watch when available! |
Cast Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, William Sadler, director Dean Parisot alongside writers Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson gather for a lively panel moderated by filmmaker and fan Kevin Smith.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||ComiXology Originals: Creator-Owned Comics and Beyond [email protected] watch when available! |
Are you currently reading digital comics? Are you familiar with comiXology’s exclusive digital content program – comiXology Originals? Join comiXology’s Head of Content, Chip Mosher and a cast of beloved comic creators and rising-stars including, writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Jason Loo (Afterlift), artist Claudia Aguirre (Lost on Planet Earth), writer Curt Pires (YOUTH) along with some surprise guests, to get the scoop on the latest comiXology Originals series direct from the creators making them! They’ll intrigue you with behind-the-scenes stories about the process of bringing comics from concept to the page and what it’s like pushing the envelope with digital comics, and beyond.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Future of Humanoids [email protected] watch when available! |
Mark Waid, newly established publisher of Humanoids, chats with Omni writer Melody Cooper, MPLS Sound writer Joseph P. Illidge, MPLS Sound artist Meredith Laxton, and writer/artist Ibrahim Moustafa about the ever-expanding vision and future of Humanoids. Moderated by Karama Horne.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Learn How to Color Comics [email protected] watch when available! |
Do you know how comic books are colored? Learn about the creative art of comic book coloring as Hi-Fi’s Brian Miller (The Flash) and Kristy Miller (Femme Magnifique) demonstrate the step-by-step transformation of a comic book page from black and white to full color. Learn professional techniques for flatting, rendering, color holds, and special effects, along with top digital coloring tips.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Peacock Original Series: Brave New World [email protected] on Aldous Huxley’s groundbreaking novel, Brave New World imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself. Join creator and showrunner David Wiener (Homecoming, The Killing) and cast members Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story, Hail, Caesar!), Jessica Brown Findlay (Winter’s Tale, Downton Abbey), Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones, The Theory of Everything), Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp), Nina Sosanya (Killing Eve), Kylie Bunbury (When They See Us), and Joseph Morgan (The Originals) for an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the making of Peacock’s highly anticipated new series. Brave New World will be streaming exclusively on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, beginning July 15. The series is from UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group.|
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Sailor Moon: The Power of Female Friendship [email protected] watch when available! |
When Naoko Takeuchi created Sailor Moon, she never knew it would be so popular. Takeuchi was lonely and the idea of Sailor Moon came about as female friends that she wishes that she could have. With her soul reflected in her work, it spoke to fandom as many others understood the feeling that she had. Sailor Moon expanded into anime, video games, merchandise, and became one of the major icons of Japan. Join in on a discussion with Jessica Tseang (comic book historian), Michelle Ruff (voice of Luna-Sailor Moon: Crystal), Kate Higgins (voice of Sailor Mercury-Sailor Moon: Crystal), Amanda Celine Miller (voice of Sailor Jupiter-Sailor Moon: Crystal), Sam Maggs (writer Captain Marvel, Unstoppable Wasp: Built on Hope), and Chris Bryant (activist, comedian: Netflix’s Cooking on High, Amazon’s Out on Stage) on what is it about this franchise that continues to survive today, and still speaks to the hearts of fans (women and LGBT) and bringing in a new generation.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Surviving the Hunger Games: Are the Odds Ever in Your Favor? [email protected] watch when available! |
The Hunger Games trilogy and prequel reveal a world where the wealthy pit children of the working class against each other in an annual fight to the death. Do these stories offer an analogy to real-world conflicts or survival tips for everyday life? What does it take to survive? And are the odds ever in your favor? To discuss the strategy, consequences, and psychology of Suzanne Collins’s characters and real human nature, Travis Langley (The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them), moderates Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia), Deidre Garriott (Space and Place in The Hunger Game), Wind Goodfriend (Popular Culture Psychology), Steven Huff (weapons expert), Alex Langley (100 Greatest Graphic Novels), and America Young (Mockingjay: Burn).
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||The Fleet Science Center Celebrates: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – The Stories and Science of Androids, Space Travel and Aliens [email protected] watch when available! |
For seven seasons Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has managed to take us on one wild ride after another. The show is coming to an end with season seven, which premiered on May 27, and we are excited to celebrate the show with this panel. It is one thing to explore the amazing, and sometimes scary, abilities of inhumans (mutants), and quite another to take these stories into a matrix-like world, into space and even on a time-traveling adventure. Join the Fleet Science Center and executive producers, writers, and actors from Marvel’s immensely popular TV show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as they reveal how these stories came to life and discuss with San Diego scientists if they got the science right. Panelists are Jeffrey Bell (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. showrunner, executive producer, and writer), Andrea Decker (Fleet Science Center, moderator), Dr. Virginia De Sa (professor in the Cognitive Science Department at UC San Diego), Elizabeth Henstridge (actor, Jemma Simmons), Dr. Anila Kanchan Madiraju (research associate at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies), Melissa Miller (scientist and science writer at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography), James Oliver (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-producer and writer), Sharla Oliver (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-producer and writer), Dr. Troy Sandberg (postdoctoral researcher at UC San Diego), Joel Stoffer (actor, Enoch), and Craig Titley (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer and writer).
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||The Order Season 2 [email protected] watch when available! |
The Order is back with another exciting season! This panel will talk about the inspiration behind our favorite secret society, how our characters have coped with the events of season 1, and how we were able to bring some exciting guest stars to the season. They’ll also discuss their favorite magical couples and answer some burning questions left unanswered after the finale.
Jake Manley – “Jack”
Adam DiMarco – “Randall”
Thomas Elms – “Hamish”
Devery Jacobs – ” Lilith”
Katharine Isabelle – “Vera”
Louriza Tronco – “Gabrielle”
Dennis Heaton – show creator and executive producer
Shelley Eriksen – executive producer and writer
Chad Oakes – executive producer
Mike Frislev – executive producer
Morris Chapdelaine – producer/moderator
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Puppets! Fantasy! Musicals! – Exploring Big Adventure On A Small Scale [email protected] watch when available! |
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 13, 07:33PM
Jon Roufaeal (Chosen?) takes you behind the scenes of his new fantasy web series with interviews from key collaborators who helped bring it to life. Enjoy musings on music with series composer/songwriter Travis Nilan (Peter, Who?): delve into direction with Justin Moran (Peter, Who?, Pope! An Epic Musical): sink into set design and construction with production designer Nadia Rooks (Chosen?): and parse over puppets with the only crew member to have a legitimate credit, puppet builder/wrangler Rachel Burson (Crank Yankers). Enjoy a spirited conversation about the highs and lows of DIY creativity, and stick around for the world premiere of Chosen? And if you liked what you saw, the story picks up next Sat (8/1) at www.chosenshow.com.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||20 Years of DeviantArt: An Oral History [email protected] watch when available! |
Angelo Sotira (co-founder and CEO), Justin Maller (CCO), Andrew McCann (co-founder), and Danielle McKay (director of community relations) dive into the 20-year history of the art community and social media network. Tune in for a discussion of DeviantArt’s place in the early culture of the internet, creating an online home for artists, and how the site handles change.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Adrian Tomine spotlight panel [email protected] watch when available! |
Adrian Tomine is one of the most important voices of the graphic novel age. His new memoir, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, traces a lifetime of making comics punctuated by chaotic book tours, disastrous interviews, and cringe-inducing interactions with other artists. It is uproariously funny and poignant and sure to be one of the graphic novels of the year. Malaka Gharib (cartoonist of I Was Their American Dream) speaks to Tomine about identity, fame, and the joy of drawing.
Malaka Gharib: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/575400/i-was-their-american-dream-by-malaka-gharib/
Adrian Tomine: https://bookshop.org/books/the-loneliness-of-the-long-distance-cartoonist/9781770463950
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Cartoon Voices [email protected] watch when available! |
Mark Evanier (The Garfield Show) hosts a celebration of those who speak for animated characters, featuring four of the most-heard voices around: Laraine Newman (Bob’s Burgers), Bill Farmer (Goofy), Misty Lee (Squirrel Girl) and Dee Bradley Baker (Daffy Duck). They discuss their craft and demonstrate what they do with a very odd reading of Little Red Riding Hood.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Concept Artists of Television and Film: #drawingwhileblack [email protected] watch when available! |
Concept artists Marco Nelor (concept artist, HBO’s Watchmen, Mortal Combat X, Army of the Dead), Michael Uwandi (concept artist, Star Trek: Picard, Supergirl, The Mandalorian), Phillip Boutte Jr. (costume concept artist, Black Panther, Masters of the Universe, Jungle Cruise), Raphael Phillips (concept artists, Jupiter’s Legacy, Black Panther, Red Dead Redemption), discuss the process behind creating concept art for some of the most exciting productions in the music, television, and film, while touching on what its like to be #drawingwhileblack. Make sure to follow each panelists on instagram: https://linktr.ee/drawingwhileblack
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Creating the memorable characters of Image Comics [email protected] watch when available! |
What makes readers so attached to comics characters that they keep returning issue after issue to keep reading? Join Image Comics creators Dani (Coffin Bound), Jeff Lemire (Gideon Falls), David Walker (Bitter Root), Darcy Van Poelgeest (Little Bird), Kit Seaton (Norroway), and Johnnie Christmas (Tartarus) as they discuss what (or who!) inspires some of the most beloved characters in comics. Moderated by Marla Eizik, executive assistant at Image Comics
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||HBO’s Lovecraft Country [email protected] watch when available! |
From showrunner and executive producer Misha Green, the new drama series Lovecraft Country follows the thrilling journeys of Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors), his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) across 1950s Jim Crow America as they overcome the racist terrors and terrifying monsters ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft novel. Join cast members, Jurnee Smollett, Jonathan Majors, Michael Kenneth Williams, Aunjanue Ellis, Wunmi Mosaku, Abbey Lee, and Courtney B. Vance in a conversation moderated by Sarah Rodman, executive editor of Entertainment Weekly.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||How Do Ya Figure: A History of Comic Con Exclusive Action Figures [email protected] watch when available! |
Comic-Con has been home to some of the greatest action figures of all time, and every year fans try their hardest to get the toy they need. However, the history and checklists for these are sometimes tougher to find than the figures themselves. Blake Schultz (Hollywood Already Did It) and Justin Donaldson (Tournament of Nerds) explore the history of SDCC exclusive figures along with their guests: Randy Falk (NECA), Bill Miekina (Mattel), and Rocom (Hasbro) to discuss their time creating toys for comic-con, and how it has changed over the years.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Learning Through Role-Playing Games [email protected] watch when available! |
Role-playing games are an invaluable tool for learning, either in person or online. Members of The Game Academy, a 501c3 educational non-profit organization, will show clips from and talk about a language arts tabletop role-playing game as an example of how teachers and parents can use RPGs for different scholastic subjects as well as social-emotional learning (SEL), while having fun! With Emily Nguyen-Hoai (social media coordinator, The Game Academy), Keenan Kibrick (game master, The Game Academy), Fiona Rene (board member, The Game Academy), and Aaron Vanek (board secretary, The Game Academy).
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Let’s Get Spooky [email protected] watch when available! |
Let’s get spooky with VAMP hosts, Ashley and AJ for [email protected] From the supernatural to aliens, horror stories to ghost stories, and their own paranormal investigations, they’ve got you covered! Hope you fiends are ready, because it’s going to be a killer time! Get a preview of the show and listen or watch at www.LETSGETSPOOKY.com
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Outta This World with DMC: Darryl Makes Comics and Friends [email protected] watch when available! |
Rap hip/hop legend and comics mastermind The King DMC Darryl McDaniels @thekingdmc teams up with writer Amy Chu @amychu (Red Sonja, Poison Ivy, Sea Sirens and Sky Island) and the legendary writer/artist/editor/actor Larry Hama (Wolverine, G.I. Joe) to share their personal stories, creative process and show an exclusive sneak peek of their latest comics project Outta This World with the award winning artist Rob Guillory. Thanks to our special audience guests, the Trenton Central High School Comics and Manga Club!
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||The Stars and Executive Producers of ABC’s Stumptown [email protected] watch when available! |
Based on the graphic novel series, Stumptown is returning to ABC for a highly anticipated season two. Stars Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson, and Michael Ealy will be joined by executive producers Jason Richman, David Bernad, Ruben Fleischer and, graphic novel author Greg Rucka to answer your burning questions and discuss the cliffhangers from last season’s finale plus all the action in store for the upcoming season.
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||Apex Comics Publishing Group 2020-2021 Exclusive Previews [email protected] watch when available! |
William Shatner War Chronicles and Stan Lee’s God Woke writer/artist/publisher, Mariano Nicieza (Phazer, Blackray, Blue Sultan, Agent Three Zero) will feature exciting new creator owned projects with SDCC exclusive premiere announcements! Apex reveals sneak-peek art and info about upcoming releases by Frank Lovece (Atomic Age), Mark Torres (Designated), L.P Feldman (Split City), and Tim Walsh (A Daze Work)! Also, a look at a brand new company, Liquid Avatar with co-owner David Lucatch. Special project previews with Wilson Ramos Jr. (art director) and Tom Vargas (Factory Entertainment).
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||Comic Shops : Perservering Through Crisis [email protected] watch when available! |
This COVID-19 lockdown has impacted many industries, and it has been especially devastating for the front line of geek culture; the nation’s comic shops. Learn how leading retailers developed entrepreneurial strategies and plans to get through these difficult times. Join Joe Field (Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff, Concord, CA), Marc Hammond (Aw Yeah Comics, Harrison, NY), Jeff Beck (East Side Mags Montclair, NJ), and Dr. Christina Blanche (Aw Yeah Comics, Muncie, IN) for a surprisingly engaging discussion on retailing endurance. Moderated by entrepreneur Ed Catto (Ithaca College, Agendae).
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||Figure Drawing for Popular Media [email protected] watch when available! |
Emilio Soltero, Ph.D. (Draw the Line, John Buscema: A Life in Sketches) presents a primer on drawing the figure for popular media, including drawing for comics and character design. The focus will be on anatomy and figure drawing. There will be time to draw as well, pause as needed. Join Emilio for this active presentation. Come ready to take notes and to draw.
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||Kodansha Comics Got Weird Manga: Summer Edition [email protected] watch when available! |
Are you an anime watcher, manga reader (or even a comics fan) looking for recommendations to get you through the summer? Have we got the manga titles for you! Join the manga experts at Kodansha USA Publishing including Misaki Kido, Tomo Tran, and Ivan Salazar as they recommend the perfect fun in the sun stories, as well as some award-winning and nominated titles that are all a part of Kodansha Comics & VERTICAL library! These aren’t your usual manga recommendations, but we’re sure you’ll love them!
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||Mexican Lucha Libre: History, Tradition, Legacy [email protected] watch when available! |
This panel will focus on the history, living legacy and future of Mexican Lucha Libre, a free-form wrestling, famous for its dramatic and colorful display of masks and characters. Lucha Libre has inspired many manifestations, having a huge impact in Mexican popular culture and beyond, including films, comics, cartoons, television programs, toys, etc. Panelists analyzed the history and role of Lucha Libre in Mexican culture, its current situation and its future as a traditional sport in Mexico.
Carlos González Gutiérrez, Consul General of Mexico in San Diego, moderator of the panel.
Salvador Lutteroth, CEO of Promociones México, Coliseo y Revolución, the company that promotes the World Lucha Libre Council (CMLL).
Mauricio Limón, director and owner of the Mexican Museum of Lucha Libre (MULLM) in Tijuana, the only institution of its kind with a collection of almost seven thousand objects related to all aspects of the sport.
Rey Misterio, professional wrestler and Lucha Libre champion, with a 40-year career.
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||Pass Through the Gate with Lionsgate’s “G-LOC” [email protected] watch when available! |
Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers franchise), John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of the Rings franchise), Tala Gouveia, and director Tom Paton will partake in a Q&A session moderated by Jacob Oller (entertainment reporter at SYFY Wire).
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||Professional Storytelling: RPGs in 2020 [email protected] watch when available! |
Hear from professional Dungeon Masters as they share about rolling dice, storyboards and producing role-playing games on different mediums full time. Find out what it takes to become a professional Dungeon Master in 2020. Panelists include Ash Minnick (producer at D&D in a Castle), Malika Lim Eubank (CEO at HyperRPG), Ivan Van Norman (game designer at Hunters Entertainment), and B Dave Walters (comic author, author at IDW Publishing for Dungeons & Dragons).
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||SYFY: Wynonna Earp [email protected] a long wait, a lot of Earping, and a ton of Times Square billboards, Wynonna Earp is finally returning to SYFY. Join showrunner Emily Andras alongside cast members Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, and Varun Saranga as they talk about the highly anticipated 4th season, show off their best impressions, challenge each other with a round of trivia, and share a sneak peek of the season 4 premiere episode! Fan-at-home with our exclusive Wynonna Earp bingo cards and play along throughout the panel.|
SYFY’s Wynonna Earp Season 4 premiere is Sunday, July 26th at 10/9c. Be sure to check out new episodes every Sunday at 10/9c on SYFY. For more on Wynonna Earp: https://www.syfy.com/wynonna-earp/videos/official-season-4-trailer
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||What We Do In The Shadows [email protected] watch when available! |
Named “TV’s best comedy” by the Hollywood Reporter, What We Do in the Shadows is a documentary-style look into the lives of four vampires and their loyal familiar who, in a surprising twist, is a descendant of famed vampire slayer Van Helsing. Join us in raising a glass of regular human alcohol beer to the sharp-toothed cast–Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Kayvan Novak, Mark Proksch, and Harvey Guillén–and the creative team for a spirited discussion hosted by special guest, Haley Joel Osment.
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||What’s New In Small Press Comics [email protected] watch when available! |
Catch up on everything awesome coming from some of the best small press publishers in the world. Joshua Starnes (publisher, Red 5 Comics) hosts James Haick (president of Scout Comics and Entertainment, Inc.), Christina Harrington (managing editor, AfterShock Comics), Josh Werner (art director at Source Point Press), and Manny Castellanos (director of sales, Mad Cave Studios) as they give an early look into new books coming out this year!
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||1||Harry Potter & Black Panther: Using Pop Culture to Become Superheroes IRL [email protected]: Fri, Jul 17, 07:36PM|
The origin of comics is rooted in social justice — and Pop Culture Hero Coalition (@SuperheroIRL) brings another powerful conversation on how Black Panther, Harry Potter, and other characters educate, inspire, and mobilize us to be heroes for each other, as well as for ourselves. Join Dr. Rheeda Walker (The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health), Geoffrey Thorne (Black Panther’s Quest, The Librarians), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Harry Potter Therapy, Dark Agents), and educators Carrie Goldman (Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear), Vanee Matsalia (BlerdGalaxy Magazine, Women in Comics International), and Brandon Matsalia (Women in Comics International), along with moderator Chase Masterson (Star Trek: DS9, Doctor Who: Big Finish) — and let’s make this a world where we can ALL live long and prosper! “Pop Culture Hero Coalition is using Comic-Con’s massive influence to spread its anti-bullying message.” CBS News
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||25th Anniversary of Witchblade and Beyond [email protected] watch when available! |
Marc Silvestri (CEO) and Matt Hawkins (president & COO) remember the legendary Witchblade sensation on her 25th anniversary–and showcase what’s to come from Top Cow Productions! Conversations with Colleen Doran (The Clock), Stephanie Phillips (A Man Among Ye), and Stjepan Sejic (Sunstone) moderated by Henry Barajas (director of operations).
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||Afrofuturism – “Black To The Future 3(D): Real A.F.” [email protected] watch when available! |
For decades, Daffy Duck was the only black actor getting any consistent work in Hollywood. Hiring practices that even Daffy would describe as, “Deth-picable!” Oh sure, we all MARVEL’d at “Black Panther” (the movie), but what has Hollywood done to promote diversity lately? Check out what Black developers of content have to say on this issue. Will Hollywood ever truly recognize that Black Productions Matter! We can’t go black to the future–until we RISE UP out of the past? It’s time to get real A.F.! Roll call! Panelists include Erika Alexander (Living Single), Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager), Denys Cowan (The Boondocks), Kevin Grevioux (Underworld), professor Ajani Brown (San Diego State University), and Rico Anderson (The Orville). Moderated by Jimmy Diggs (Star Trek: Voyager).
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||Ahoy Comics: Expect More! [email protected] watch when available! |
Ahoy Comics has burst on the scene with acclaimed creators, smart satires, and a commitment to publishing fun and eclectic storytelling. Join editor-in-chief Tom Peyer, artists June Brigman and Steve Pugh, and writers Mariah McCourt, Stuart Moore, and Mark Russell for this panel discussion. Will Jesus return (again) with all-new Second Coming comics? Is there any escape from Billionaire Island? Why don’t all comics feature old ladies saving the world, like Ash & Thorn? Will Ahoy continue to publish funny comic books in these dark times? Get the answers straight from the brain trust of Ahoy Comics in this intimate, pre-recorded, virtual panel.
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||AMC’s NOS4A2 [email protected] watch when available! |
NOS4A2 returns to Comic-Con for its second season, which kicked off on Sunday, June 21 and airs through August 23. Moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Clark Collis, the panel will feature showrunner and executive producer Jami O’Brien, executive producer Joe Hill and cast member Zachary Quinto. NOS4A2’s second season picks up eight years after the events of season one. Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings) remains more determined than ever to destroy Charlie Manx (Quinto). Charlie, having faced his own mortality, emerges desperate for revenge against Vic. This time, he sets his sights on the person who means most to Vic – her eight-year-old son Wayne. The race for Wayne’s soul sends Vic and Charlie on a high-speed collision course, forcing both to confront the mistakes of their pasts in order to secure a hold on Wayne’s future.
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||An Evening with Kevin Smith [email protected] watch when available! |
Kevin Smith talks Son-In-Lockdown, unveils a new Funko Pop, and drops the first look at his new film Killroy Was Here. Plus, Kevin chats about a new podcast he created with his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, and reveals how to get your very own Mooby’s Cow Tipper.
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||Fantagraphics and IDW: Classic Comics Reprints [email protected] watch when available! |
Classic comic reprints give readers of all ages a chance to read comic classics in new and exciting ways. Join moderator Karen Green (curator for comics and cartoons, Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library) and panelists Dean Mullaney (The Library of American Comics creative director), Peter Maresca (founder and publisher of Sunday Press), and Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics associate publisher) for a celebration of comic classics.
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||Farscape … To Be Continued [email protected] watch when available! |
Farscape is now on Amazon Prime and there has been talk of its return. Join Farscape cast members in celebration of this epic sci-fi series! Panelists include Gigi Edgley (Chiana, Farscape), Ricky Manning (writer, Farscape), Rebecca Riggs (Commandant Grayza, Farscape), David Franklin (Lieutenant Braca, Farscape), Lani Tupu (Captain Crais, Farscape), and Paul Goddard (Stark, Farscape). Moderated by Kirk Thatcher (Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge).
@farscape @farscapenow #farscape @gigiedgley @voiceoverlanituputalks @froonium @rebeccariggs @davidfranklin @kirkthatcher @paulgoddard
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||First Squad: How A Western Story Was Adapted Into A Japanese Anime And Manga [email protected] watch when available! |
Misha Shprits (First Squad) will discuss the journey and techniques that he and his co-creator took to get their original story produced into a Japanese anime and manga.
Misha Shprits will partake in a Q&A discussion with Austin Osueke (publisher of eigoMANGA).
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||How to (Still) Be a Nerd For A Living [email protected] watch when available! |
Have you built a business or career in the “nerdy” industry you love – but now that a global crisis has blindsided the world, you’re not sure what to do? You’re not alone! This evolution of our annual How To Be a Nerd For A Living panel will share advice (and plenty of real talk) from a variety of pop culture industry professionals about the changes they’re making for our current times. Panelists including Robyn Warren (founder of Geek Girl Strong), Valentine Barker (freelance illustrator and comic artist), Chris Sanchez (editor-in-chief of Mad Cave Studios), Jazzlyn Stone (freelance comics marketer and host), and Wendy Buske (co-founder of Nerd For A Living, Fictitious podcast) will discuss how they’re industries are evolving (sometimes day-to-day), where they are struggling, and what they’re doing to stay productive and plan as much as possible for future.
Wendy Buske, co-founder of Nerd For A Living and Fictitious podcast, NerdForALiving.com, FictitiousPodcast.com
Robyn Warren, founder of GeekGirlStrong, host of Healthy Geek podcast http://geekgirlstrong.com, https://www.patreon.com/GeekGirlStrong
Valentine Barker, freelance illustrator and comic artist, https://valentinebarker.com
Chris Sanchez, editor-in-chief, Mad Cave Studios, https://madcavestudios.com
Jazzlyn Stone, freelance comics markerer, Very Very Shopping Network co-host, https://www.jazzlynstone.com
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||Out In Comics 33: Virtually Yours [email protected] watch when available! |
The comic world’s longest-running panel is 33 this year and enters the virtual age with [email protected]! As the comic book world has become a celebrated part of the pop culture world, “Out In Comics” is more relevant than ever before. With LGBTQ or LGBTQ-friendly creators as writers, artists, directors, producers, actors, entertainers, and journalists, what do their characters and creations mean for diverse representation, characters, and storylines in comics, film, and television? In our politicized and sometimes polarized world, what kind of heroes do we need, both behind-the-scenes, and on the page and screen? At a time when politics, viruses, racism, homophobia, and transphobia–sometimes interchangeable–intrude on every aspect of our lives, join Prism Comics and our diverse all-star panel to celebrate and spotlight creators, comics, and fans as they discuss the past, present, and future of Out In Comics! Founding moderator and bestselling author Andy Mangels (Wonder Woman ‘77 Meets The Bionic Woman, Star Trek and Star Wars books and comics) again chairs the panel and welcomes special guests, including Christian Cooper (famous bird-watcher and Karen-fighter, co-creator, and writer of the Marvel series Darkhold and Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, editor of the Marvel Swimsuit Specials, and creator of the Independent Queer Nation online gay comic), Hazel Newlevant (cartoonist of the graphic novellas If This Be Sin andSugar Town, and their recent graphic memoir No Ivy League. They have edited and published the anthologies Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers and Comics For Choice, and co-edited the Eisner-winning anthology Puerto Rico Strong. They are the recipient of Ignatz, Xeric, and Prism Grant awards.), Noelle Stevenson (executive producer and showrunner for DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, author of The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures, Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-winning and New York Times bestselling writer of Nimona and Lumberjanes), Tim Sheridan (writer for WB Animation and Netflix, with credits on DC Super Hero Girls, Justice League Action, Scooby-Doo!, Teen Titans Go!, Reign Of the Superman, The Death and Return of Superman, and the upcoming Superman: Man of Tomorrow and Netflix’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation).
Andy Mangels – http://www.andymangels.com
Hazel Newlevant – newlevant.com
Noelle Stevenson – Twitter – @Gingerhazing
Tim Sheridan – Twitter @iamtimsheridan
Prism Comics – https://www.prismcomics.org
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||Scary Good TV: A Conversation with Horror’s Top Showrunners [email protected] watch when available! |
Nick Antosca (Channel Zero), Meredith Averill (Locke & Key), Don Mancini (Chucky), Greg Nicotero (Creepshow), and Jami O’Brien (NOS4A2) offer their unique insights on why horror TV is having a moment and what it takes to create the kind of terrifying shows that keep viewers coming back episode after episode. Moderated by screenwriter/educator Tananarive Due (executive producer, Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror). Panel presented by Shudder.
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||1||Unnecessary Debates [email protected] watch when available! |
Have you ever wanted to hear funny people debate topics you thought should never be debated? Join this unforgettable geek showdown, that debates unimportant questions like Who wore it better–Gollum or Tarzan? Who has better hair–Krillin or Aang? Debaters include Eric Lopez (actor, Young Justice), Utahime Cosplay (cosplayer), Sean Chong-Umeda (influencer, BuzzFeed), and Michael Tanner (writer, Junior Braves of the Apocalypse), who will battle it out with words! Come be unnecessary! Hosted by Tyler McPhail (host, The Grand Geek Gathering Network) and Lemar Harris (comedian, LemarTheConGuy)!
|JULY 26 • SUNDAY|
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Animated Illustration [email protected] watch when available! |
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Celebrating 80 Years of Will Eisner’s The Spirit [email protected]ome watch when available! |
Will Eisner’s The Spirit was seen weekly by five million newspaper readers in the 1940s and 50s and has been continually in print for the 80 years since. The Spirit was famous for its imaginative storytelling, film noir style, unforgettable characters, and stories. Since then, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Darwyn Cooke, and many others have tried to match Will Eisner’s creativity with their own versions of the The Spirit. Join moderator Danny Fingeroth (A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee; Will Eisner Week Chair) and panelists Paul Levitz (Brooklyn Blood, Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel), Denis Kitchen (cartoonist, The Spirit publisher, Will Eisner’s agent and friend), and Dan Schkade (Lavender Jack, The Spirit artist) as they discuss The Spirit as Will Eisner wrote and drew him. Visit https://linktr.ee/willeisner for more info.
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Emily the Strange Virtual Panel Experience [email protected] watch when available! |
The first ever Emily the Strange Virtual Panel Experience. Alongside Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger will be writer Jessica Gruner, illustrator Buzz Parker, Dark Horse China’s creative director Matt Willis, and designer (former art director) Brian Brooks. They will debut exclusive first looks at new animated shorts in development for China, and “making-of” behind-the-scenes art videos from Rob Reger and Buzz Parker. This panel is dedicated to fan appreciation as they do their best to answer the questions you asked on Facebook and Instagram. Emily the Strange herself makes several appearances to answer your questions. All in all, this might just be their most entertaining and strange panel ever.
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||First TMNT Film 30th Anniversary [email protected] watch when available! |
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie presents a bit of history of the making of this iconic film with panel guests producer Kim Dawson, writer and ex-offico producer Bobby Herbeck, and moderated by The Old Turtle Den’s creator Chris Castaneda.
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Hoops [email protected] watch when available! |
The star-studded voice cast of Hoops, a new adult animated series for Netflix launching this summer from 20th Century Fox Television (The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers), gathered for an irreverent-in-the-best-way conversation about coming together to make this show that follows a foul-mouthed high school basketball coach who is sure he’ll hit the big leagues if he can only turn his terrible team around. Voice stars Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Ron Funches, Natasha Leggero, Cleo King, and A.D. Miles join creator and executive producer Ben Hoffman and moderator/ guest voice star Max Greenfield (Johnson’s former New Girl co-star) for a truly wild and hilarious Q&A. Fans will be treated to an exclusive first look at footage from the premiere episode. Hoops comes from writer-comedian Ben Hoffman (The Late Late Show with James Corden, Archer), Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie), with animation produced by Bento Box (Bob’s Burgers).
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||IDW: Imagination & Fun for Kids! [email protected] watch when available! |
Tune into this engaging exploration of comics and graphic novels for kids! Moderator and author Sam Maggs (Marvel Action: Captain Marvel) joins some of the best storytellers in the IDW Publishing stable including Evan Stanley (Sonic the Hedgehog), Tony Fleecs (My Little Pony, Star Wars Adventures), plus graphic novel creators Kim Dwinell (Surfside Girls), Jared Cullum (Johnny Boo), and Adam Tierney (Afraid of Everything) as they show kids how to unlock their creative potential!
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Little Fish: From Physical to Digital, Thriving and Growing [email protected] watch when available! |
Little Fish Comic Book Studio, San Diego’s own nonprofit comic studio and advocacy group, has had quite a year! They’re taking a look at where they’ve been, the history of the studio and the impact that COVID-19 has had on comic art making and the local comic community. Join Alonso Nunez (executive director, Little Fish Comic Book Studio), Mark Habeger (vice president, Little Fish Comic Book Studio), Margo Porras (KPBS, One Book, One San Diego), and the brightest new talent around, from inside the studio and out!
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Motherland: Fort Salem: A World of Magic, Action, and Intrigue [email protected] watch when available! |
Creator Eliot Laurence and the cast of Motherland: Fort Salem gather to discuss the epic first season and a look forward to season two, which expands the rich world we’ve come to know. Panelists from the fan-favorite series include Taylor Hickson, Ashley Nicole Williams, Jessica Sutton, Demetria McKinney, Amalia Holm, and Lyne Renee. The conversation will be moderated by TVGuide.com’s Lindsay MacDonald.
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Over30Cosplay: Virtual Costuming and Cosplay Advice and Support for the Mature Cosplayer [email protected] watch when available! |
Please come and listen to John D. Callison (award-winning cosplayer, CEO and founder of Over30Cosplay), Tony Swatton (a master blacksmith and world famous PropBuilder, with over 150 movies and Television credits including Pirates of the Caribbean, Real Steel, Spiderman, StarTrek Insurrection and Face/Off), Patricia Tallman (actress best known as Lyta in the Babylon 5 series as well as “barbara” in Night of the Living Dead and 106 other credits to her name), Chad Edward Lee Evett (president and chief designer Stoopid Buddy Stoodios), Mary Sorenson Schwacher (best known for Battling Betties, and Heart of Cosplaying and Volunteering; she’s an award-winning and published cosplayer and costume designer), Anders Scott Hudson (award-winning and published cosplayer and costume designer best known for providing the costumes for Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome and the Star Wars Tusken Raider spinoff), and Sherman Blakley (Greenmile cosplay, best known as the John Coffey cosplayer is an award-winning and published cosplayer and costume designer), Jen Greeley (award-winning cosplayer, senior reporter at Over30Cosplay, administrator at Costumers with a Cause). Panel contributions will include celebrating the history of comic and cosplay culture, group cosplay ideas, prop design and fabrication techniques, character/cosplayer branding, community and inclusivity in cosplay and combating negative, age-related stereotypes. Plus, tips on costume choice, social media/marketing, age awareness, and how to combat bullying in the community. This panel and the ever-growing team encourages cosplayers to enter the costuming community ready to contribute to the popular art-form and culture called cosplay!
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||Turning Fandoms into Movements for Good [email protected] watch when available! |
Explore the power of fan run charity groups to do good in the world and keep their fandoms alive and energized. Lynelle Miliate-Ha and Hanna Lacy (both, California Browncoats) talk to James Riley (contributor, Outside Comic-Con), Marsia Powers (president, Fandom Charities), Dr. Susie HoneyBee Searight (founder, BADASS), Victoria King (founder, Castiel’s Angels), and Dean Wilson (west coast leader, Castiel’s Angels).
Panel Cast and Websites
Victoria King and Dean Wilson www.castielsangels.com
Dr. Susie HoneyBee Searight www.browncoatsupport.org
Marsia Powers www.fandomcharities.org
James Riley www.outsidecomicon.com
Lynelle Miliate-Ha and Hanna Lacy www.californiabrowncoats.org
|10:00am – 11:00am||1||YA Fantasy and the Power of Storytelling [email protected] watch when available! |
Four authors from Fierce Reads: L.L. McKinney (The Nightmare-Verse series), Hafsah Faizal (We Hunt the Flame), Katy Rose Pool (The Age of Darkness series), and Alex London (The Skybound Saga series), come together to discuss their writing, favorite fantasy novels, how escapism can equal self-care, and why fantasy is the perfect vehicle for social commentary. Moderated by Preeti Chhibber (Marvel: Avengers Assemble #1).
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Adventures in Spanish Voice Acting [email protected] watch when available! |
Estimates place the Latin American dubbing market at 450 million consumers, and Mexico produces 65% of it. As entertainment providers look to profit in that area, they face the challenge of publishing in neutral Spanish to serve all countries equally. Hear the stories from Mexican voice actors Cristina Hernández (Catwoman/Selina Kyle, Padme Amidala), Sebastián Llapur (Darth Vader, Daffy Duck), and Claudia Motta (Bart Simpson, Pikachu) about the different obstacles they’ve had to overcome to become successful in this industry, and how Mexico is changing the way dubbing is done in Latin America. Hugo A. Castro (Gamacon founder and CEO) will moderate.
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours [email protected] watch when available! |
BOOM! Studios returns with exclusive news about some of the year’s biggest new books–and first looks at your newest comic book obsessions! Join a star-studded panel of Sabaa Tahir (A Thief Among The Trees: An Ember in The Ashes Graphic Novel), Nicole Andelfinger (A Thief Among The Trees: An Ember in The Ashes Graphic Novel), Gabby Rivera (b.b. free), Matt Kindt (Folklords), and John Allison (Giant Days) discuss the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box and KaBOOM! and more surprises! Moderated by Filip Sablik (president, publishing and marketing, BOOM! Studios).
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Jack Kirby 101: An Introduction [email protected] watch when available! |
Comic-Con legend Mark Evanier (onetime Jack Kirby assistant, and author of Jack Kirby: King of Comics) and The Jack Kirby Collector’s John Morrow (TwoMorrows Publishing) join The Jack Kirby Museum’s Tom Kraft and Rand Hoppe for a discussion that will provide an introduction to Jack Kirby, the man, his work, and his influence on comics, comic conventions, and the culture at large.
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Next [email protected] watch when available! |
Coming to FOX in Fall 2020, Next arrives at [email protected] with a sneak peek of the thrilling opening scene of the propulsive, fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue artificial intelligence that combines pulse-pounding action with an examination of how technology is invading our lives and transforming us in ways we don’t yet understand. Next stars John Slattery (Mad Men) as a Silicon Valley pioneer, who teams with cybercrime agent Fernanda Andrade (The First), to fight a villain unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Panelists will include creator and executive producer Manny Coto (24), John Slattery, Fernanda Andrade, Michael Mosley, Jason Butler Harner, and Eve Harlow (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) for a fascinating conversation about the new series and how AI and technology infiltrates all of our lives, moderated by Thrillist’s Esther Zuckerman.
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||No Tow Trucks Beyond Mars [email protected] watch when available! |
David Rosing (JPL, system engineer), Shonte Tucker (JPL thermal and system engineer), Rhonda Morgan (JPL, optical science), Kobie Boykins (JPL mechanical engineer and manager), and Laura Kerber (JPL scientist) discuss the latest JPL rover mission and other adventures of missions when there was no one around to fix it.
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||State of the Tabletop Industry [email protected] watch when available! |
What is happening in the tabletop industry in 2020 and what does the future hold for gaming? Hear from tabletop industry experts in publishing, crowdfunding, and event management as they share their thoughts on the gaming industry in 2020. Panelists include Scott Gaeta (president of Renegade Games), Eric Lang (game director at CMON), Mandi BG Pinup (contributor at The Dice Tower), Tony Serebriany (director of new product development at The Op Games), and Mary Couzin (president at Chicago Toy & Game Week).
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Super Geeked Up: Geeky Improv Comedy [email protected] watch when available! |
The Super Geeked Up crew discuss zany geeky topics and play super-fun geek-themed improv games like superhero sound effects, geeky worlds, and universal translator! If you like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, you’ll love these geektastic shenanigans. Featuring Jeff Burns (creator/host of Super Geeked Up, writer/director of Super Knocked Up), Matt Messerman (player on the Knights of the Rolled Table podcast), Vanessa Gritton (host on El Rey Nation, writer at Fangoria), and Omar Najam (co-host on El Rey Nation and TBD Bytes, GM of improvised RPG podcast Thank You For Questing!). Don’t miss the super-geeky fun!
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||Top Kids Authors Come Together for Gotham Reads [email protected] watch when available! |
Award-winning, bestselling children’s book authors talk about the YouTube reading series Gotham Reads. Reading books to kids is a treasured experience, stimulating their imaginations and providing comfort in these challenging times. Over 100 authors, illustrators, public figures and celebrities have read books for this YouTube series. This panel of top authors discusses the power of the imagination, which book they selected for Gotham Reads, and the enduring power of storytelling. Panelists include Emmy winning actor, producer and author Henry Winkler and writing partner Lin Oliver (co-authors of NYT bestseller Alien Superstar), Caldecott Honor winner Tony Diterlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Angela Diterlizzi (Some Bugs), Christina Hammonds Reed (The Black Girls), Selwyn Seyfu Hinds (Washington Black and Prince of Cats screenwriter), and D.J. MacHale (Pendragon). Also on the panel are Gotham Reads producers Ellen Goldsmith-Vein (The Maze Runner franchise) and Andrew Geller (1stAveMachine). Moderated by Lin Oliver (executive director of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). @GothamReads
|11:00am – 12:00pm||1||V.E. Schwab Shades of Magic Comics Panel [email protected] watch when available! |
Torn straight from the universe of V.E. Schwab’s best-selling Shades of Magic novel series – now in the works with Sony for a smash hit movie adaptation- the final chapter of V.E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic comic book trilogy hits stores in July 2020. In this special spotlight panel, New York Times best-selling author V.E. Schwab and artist Enrica Eren Angiolini discuss this hotly anticipated graphic novel, the final installment of Prince Maxims adventures.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Book Buzz! Team Underlined Shares the Biggest and Best New YA [email protected] watch when available! |
Get a look at the hottest young adult books coming from Random House Children’s Books, home to favorite authors like Christopher Paolini, Tamora Pierce, Brandon Sanderson, and Nic Stone. Hear about new and upcoming sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, thrillers, and graphic novels, and stick around for surprise author appearances throughout the panel. Panelists include: Elizabeth Ward (director, digital strategy), Caitlin Whalen (manager, consumer & educator shows), Josh Redlich (senior publicist), and Nicole Valdez (manager, marketing & publicity, Random House Graphic).
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Bronies in the Post G4 Era [email protected] watch when available! |
Eliana “Dexanth” Summers (founder, PonyFest Online), Cole “Simul” Daigneault (chair, Everfree Northwest), Andy “FableCharm” Reyes (chair, BABSCon), and Ted Visser (chairman, Pacific PonyCon), discuss the fandom of Hasbro’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in its first year after the show’s finale. Moderated by James Udan (coordinator, San Diego Wikimedians User Group).
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Cardboard Superheroes: Creating Life-Sized Cardboard Models of Your Favorite Superheroes [email protected] watch when available! |
Connor and Bauer Lee (co-founders of Carboard Superheroes) unveil their completed life-sized cardboard Hulkbuster! At WonderCon, they shared how they started Cardboard Superheroes and showcased each of their models. Today they reveal detailed tips and insights into how they actually create their life-sized superheroes out of cardboard. They also share flashbacks to their origin story and how their journey began in elementary school to later running workshops with the Comic-Con Museum. Visit their website at www.cardboardsuperheroes.com!
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Comic-Con Film School [email protected] watch when available! |
This is a nuts and bolts class on how to make a movie for very little money using available video hardware and software. Whether you’re shooting your first Fortnite fan film or that story about the leather-clad girl who hunts vampires, this course will take you from script to final product so that you too can enter your own movie into the CCI: IFF. Panelists for the class include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (creative producer Next Generation Esports), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer/star of Breaking Barbi), Nick Murphy (writer/director of All Night Skate), Josh Perilo (creator/writer of Hindenburg), Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica), and actors Megan Rees, Kelsey Walmer, and Bradley Upton.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Masters of Style: Woodring, Fleener, Muradov and Hernandez [email protected] watch when available! |
The diverse but instantly recognizable styles of master cartoonists Jim Woodring (The Frank Book, Poochytown), Mary Fleener (Life of the Party, Billie the Bee), Roman Muradov (Vanishing Act), and Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets) inspire many admirers and imitators. Join them for a discussion of line, color, abstraction, and the choice to hone (or not to hone) a single visual style of the course of a comics career. Moderated by Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth.
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||The 100 Special Video Presentation & Q&A [email protected] watch when available! |
For six seasons, The 100 have fought to survive against unimaginable odds. In the seventh and final season, these heroes are faced with obstacles that they’ve never before had to confront, including that of time. Pushed to their physical and emotional limits, they come to terms with decisions they have made throughout the years and find answers to questions not only about themselves but also about what it means to live–and not just survive. To find out what’s in store this final season and how their journey may end, join series stars Marie Avgeropoulos, Lindsey Morgan, Richard Harmon, Tasya Teles, Shannon Kook, JR Bourne, Shelby Flannery, and creator/executive producer Jason Rothenberg for their final Comic-Con appearance. From Bonanza Productions in association with Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television, and CBS Television Studios, The 100 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW. Connect with The 100 on Instagram (@cw_the100), Twitter (@cwthe100) and Facebook (CWThe100).
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||The Craft of Worldbuilding in Comics [email protected] watch when available! |
Image Comics creators Kieron Gillen (Ludocrats, Die), Stephanie Hans (Die), W. Maxwell Prince (Ice Cream Man), Mirka Andolfo (Mercy), and Sanford Greene (Bitter Root) enjoy a free-wheeling conversation on immersive, authentic worldbuilding technique in comics. Moderated by Marla Eizik, executive assistant at Image Comics
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||1||Women On The Dark Side [email protected] watch when available! |
Not all female artists/creators are about unicorns and glittery vampires and silly pseudo-bondage. Some women create truly dark and challenging art and content, with just a touch of humor and whimsy. Whether it’s comic books, novels, or art, these are the women who are creating content that connects with our deeper, darker side. Featuring Susan Lee (writer/artist, Wraith of Love), Sandy King Carpenter (producer/writer, Storm King Productions), Chelsea Cain (writer, Heartsick), MD Marie (writer, Vindication), and moderator Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press).
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Aztec Depictions in Pop Culture: 500 Years After the Fall [email protected] watch when available! |
The Aztec Empire fell to Spanish invaders 500 years ago. It’s a true story that shaped the world we live in and yet is still widely misunderstood. Panelists will talk about how they use elements of Mexican history in their stories and how our understanding of that history has evolved. With author and Nahuatl translator David Bowles (Rise of the Halfling King), video game writer/director Javier Rayón and historian Mario Fuente (Dream of Darkness), animation director Flora Alexandra Rees-Arredondo (Malinchista), graphic novel creator Paul Guinan (Aztec Empire), and author Anina Bennett (Boilerplate).
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Comics about Motherhood and Reproductive Choice [email protected] watch when available! |
Reproductive choice, women’s autonomy, and the challenges of parenthood and families are at the heart of memoirs by Lisa Wool-rim Sjoblom (Palimpsest: Documents from a Korean Adoption), Leslie Stein (I Know You Rider), and Teresa Wong (Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression). Hillary Chute (Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere) speaks to these award-winning and bestselling cartoonists about how and why they depict these joys and traumas in comics.
Hillary Chute – https://info.harpercollins.com/whycomics/
Lisa Wool-Rim Sjoblom – https://bookshop.org/books/palimpsest-documents-from-a-korean-adoption/9781770463301
Leslie Stein – https://bookshop.org/books/i-know-you-rider/9781770464018
Teresa Wong – https://www.byteresawong.com/about-my-book
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||HBO Max: Looney Tunes Cartoons [email protected] watch when available! |
Looney Tunes Cartoons executive producer Pete Browngardt, supervising producer Alex Kirwan, art director Aaron Spurgeon, and voice cast members Eric Bauza, Bob Bergen, and Candi Milo come together for the looniest and liveliest panel you’ll find at [email protected] Fans will be delighted as the panel exclusively premieres an all-new cartoon and takes you into the process of how they brought back Bugs, Daffy, Porky, and the other iconic Looney Tunes characters. Looney Tunes Cartoons is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and is now streaming on HBO Max.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Kevin Eastman Panel [email protected] watch when available! |
Talking TMNT, Drawing Blood, and answering some great fan questions! All with special guests, Tom Waltz, Ben Bishop, and David Avallone.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Mega64 Panel In These Trying Times [email protected] watch when available! |
The cast of Mega64.com (Rocco Botte, Derrick Acosta, and Shawn Chatfield) celebrate their momentous 17th anniversary of making bizarre internet short films in San Diego by playing all of their favorite videos!
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Red Dwarf: The Promised Land [email protected] watch when available! |
Chris Barrie (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider), Craig Charles (Coronation Street), Robert Llewellyn (MI: High), and creator/director Doug Naylor (Spitting Image) discuss all things Red Dwarf including the upcoming Red Dwarf: The Promised Land launching on BritBox July 26, in a Q&A moderated by Kyle Anderson (senior editor) from The Nerdist.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||The Stars and Executive Producer of ABC’s “The Goldbergs” [email protected] watch when available! |
The long-running and successful The Goldbergs is returning to ABC for a highly-anticipated eighth season. Stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, George Segal, Sean Giambrone, Hayley Orrantia, Troy Gentile, and Sam Lerner will be joined by executive producer Doug Robinson, and moderator Gerrad Hall of Entertainment Weekly to celebrate seven seasons of America’s favorite 1980-something family along with a discussion about the upcoming season with a few surprises along the way.
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Tor Teen: Own Your Magic [email protected] watch when available! |
From journeying under the stars to learning what makes you extraordinary, join Tor Teen authors TJ Klune (The Extraordinaries), Mark Oshiro (Each of Us a Desert), Bethany C. Morrow (A Song Below Water), and Sarah Henning (The Princess Will Save You), and Charlie Jane Anders (Victories Greater Than Death) as they discuss the power behind owning your magic. There’s no limit to what might happen when one begins to bend the rules. Visit bit.ly/torSDCC for more on all these authors and some fun surprises!
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Who’s the Best Doctor Who? [email protected] watch when available! |
From Gallifrey to the Gaslamp District, Whovians have long debated the best Doctor Who. This opinionated panel settles the arguement. SD Who Con bring the lively discussion and ends in the result of a public vote by Who’s The Best podcast listeners over which of the 13 (or more) should take the title. Moderator Sandro Monetti (CNN International) is joined by Doctor Who fans Julie O’Malley (The Finder of Impossible Things), Kristi Schoeman (SD Who Con), Johny Dyer (Time Traveller’s (UN) LTD.), Karen Glover (Time Traveller’s (UN) LTD.), and River Alexandra Song (Time Traveller’s (UN) LTD.).
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||1||Writing for TV: From First Draft to Getting Staffed [email protected] watch when available! |
Moderator Spiro Skentzos (Arrow) along with Bob Goodman (Elementary), Niceole Levy (Cloak & Dagger), Jaime Paglia (Eureka), and Letitia Baylor (manager, scripted content, NBCUniversal Networks) discuss navigating the TV spec terrain–including beginner’s mistakes, what they look for in a writer and what it takes for you to write a killer spec that will stand above the crowd.
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||A Conversation with Nathan Fillion [email protected] watch when available! |
Showrunner Alexi Hawley (The Rookie) talks with Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle, The Rookie) about his career in film and television. With special appearances by Joss Whedon, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres, Mekia Cox, Molly Quinn, Seamus Dever, and Jon Huertas.
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Creating and Drawing the Action Comic Character with Monte Moore [email protected] watch when available! |
Panel discussion and drawing demonstration with veteran comics industry artist Monte M. Moore on how to create unique comics characters of your own as well as drawing suggestions for creating dynamic comics action-oriented illustrations. Monte will cover basic concepts and fundamentals as well as integrating character illustration into a cover layout for a published comic book cover. See Moore at https://linktr.ee/studioscarab
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Don’t Tell Your Story, Show It! [email protected] watch when available! |
Ever wonder how the really good books suck a reader in and hold their attention page after page? It might not be the characters, nor even the plot of the book. It’s could be the way in which the author writes that separates their story from the pack. Join award-winning author and former lead fiction writer for Sony’s EverQuest Next, Maxwell Alexander Drake, as he presents his class “Don’t Tell Your Story, Show It!” During this class, you will gain insight into how to put your story together in a compelling way that will have your readers turning page after page to see what happens next.
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Inspired by Real Life: The True Stories Behind Graphic Novels [email protected] watch when available! |
NBA winner illustrator Nate Powell of March, author Van Jensen of Two Dead, and author/illustrator and Eisner nominee Scott Chantler of Bix, discuss the true life inspirations in their graphic novels. Joined by editor Diana Pho, and more.
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Invader Zim Conquers Everything! [email protected] watch when available! |
DOOOOOM! Celebrate Invader Zim with an exciting panel of authors and creators behind the most recent art books and comics from the hit series. Join author Chris McDonnell (The Art of Invader Zim, ABRAMS Books), Eric Trueheart (Invader Zim show and comics, Oni Press), Drew Rausch (Invader Zim #41, Oni Press), and Aaron Alexovich (Invader Zim show and comics, Oni Press) as they discuss the origins of the show, the creativity and originality that made it the cult classic it is today, and never-before-seen art from Invader Zim books and comics coming this summer, including the Invader Zim Quarterlies with Gir’s Big Day! Moderated by Jeff Spry (SYFY Wire).
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||LGBTQ Comics and Popular Media for Young People [email protected] watch when available! |
Comics and animation are universal mediums that have recently made huge leaps in presenting LGBTQ-inclusive stories and characters for young audiences. These groundbreaking successes have made unique creative opportunities for LGBTQ storytellers. A mix of animation and publishing storytellers discuss their projects and answer the questions: How do they approach LGBTQ content and characters for tweens & teens? What are the new and upcoming projects to watch for? And how do new LGBTQ creators find their voice and get their start? Join Prism Comics, moderator Cort Lane (Marvel Rising, Ultimate Spider-Man) and talented panelists Gina Gagliano (publishing director, Random House Graphic), Trung Le Nguyen aka Trungles (The Magic Fish, Twisted Romance), Alex Sanchez (You Brought Me The Ocean), Noelle Stevenson (Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power), Mariko Tamaki (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass), Brittney Williams (Goldie Vance, DC Super Hero Girls), and Michael Vogel (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Young Justice) as they look at the world of LGBTQ storytelling for the young fans of today and creators of tomorrow.
Gina Gagliano – Twitter – @_GinaGagliano
Trung Le Nguyen aka Trungles – http://www.trungles.com
Alex Sanchez – https://www.alexsanchez.com
Noelle Stevenson – Twitter – @Gingerhazing
Mariko Tamaki – Twitter – @marikotamaki
Michael Vogel – Twitter – @mktoon
Brittney Williams – https://brittneywilliamsart.carbonmade.com
Prism Comics – https://www.prismcomics.org
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Robotech: The Next Phase [email protected] watch when available! |
The Harmony Gold team talks about exciting new Robotech merchandise and licenses, updates on the continuing Robotech Remix comic series, the live-action Robotech film and our new partnership for future Robotech withFunimation!
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||Super Asian America [email protected] watch when available! |
From blockbuster productions like Mulan and Shang Chi to streaming hits like The Half Of It, Asian Americans continue to make strides in media and representation. With race at the forefront of the national consciousness, from anti-racism protests to the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes in a post-COVID world, it’s a poignant time to assess the state of Super Asian America. Join Racebending for our 10th annual (and first virtual) discussion of all things Super Asian American, featuring Peter Shinkoda (Daredevil), Deric Hughes (The Flash), Joy Regullano (White Fetish), and Bao Phi (Sông I Sing).
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||1||The Four Quadrants of Publishing [email protected] watch when available! |
Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger), Andrew Mayne (The Naturalist), Gini Koch (The Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt Series), Nancy Holder (Wicked), and Livia Blackburne (Rosemarked) discuss the four quadrants of publishing, covering the traditional big five, traditional small press, eBook/POD only, and self-publishing. Learn what’s the same and what’s different about each quadrant, how to determine which one or ones are best for you, and the pitfalls and advantages. Moderated by Bryan Thomas Schmidt (John Simon Thrillers).
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||How to Create Your Own Novel: From First Idea to Publishing and What You Need to Sell Your Work Into TV and Film [email protected] watch when available! |
The Winner Twins, Brittany and Brianna, multiple award-winning and national-bestselling science fiction and fantasy authors, will explain how to create your own novel step by step, from building your universe to overcoming writer’s block to the different paths to publishing. They will be joined by Todd McCaffrey (New York Times bestselling author, Dragonriders of Pern), Kevin J Anderson (New York Times bestselling author and publisher of Wordfire Press, The Saga of Seven Suns, The Star Wars Universe, The Dune Universe), and Rebecca Moesta (national-bestselling author, publisher and CEO of Wordfire Press, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Junior Jedi Knights, A Christmas to Remember). They will share their war stories, their writing secrets, and discuss their insights and advice on writing through the Covid-19 era.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Inside The Vault of Ripley’s Most Exclusive Finds [email protected] watch when available! |
Expanding on the legacy of explorer and world traveler, Robert Ripley, the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! team continues to acquire the most bizarre, iconic, and truly terrifying artifacts in history. Ripley’s editor-in-chief, Sabrina Sieck, leads an intriguing discussion between Colton Kruse (digital content producer), Kurtis Moellmann (exhibit buyer), and Jordan Orlando (editor). Together, this curious team gives you an inside look at a few of these hidden gems that fandom junkies simply have to see to believe. From a comic book painted with human ashes to screen-used props and the odd origins behind them, there’s no telling what will be pulled out of the vault! Ever wondered about what goes on at Ripley’s behind the curtain? Join Ripley’s after the panel on Facebook or Twitch for a live Q&A!
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||It’s Morphin’ Time! Power Rangers Meet Up [email protected] watch when available! |
Celebrate more than 27 years of Power Rangers with some of your favorite Power Rangers actors, including Davi Santos (Power Rangers Dino Charge), William Shewfelt (Power Rangers Ninja Steel), Jack Guzman (Power Rangers Wild Force), Jasmeet Baduwalia (Power Rangers Beast Morphers), and a special appearance by Claire Blackwelder (Power Rangers Dino Charge). Moderated by comedian/actor Ben Kliewer (TheConGuy.com). Don’t miss your chance to be part of the Ranger team!
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Keenspot 20th Annual Comic-Con Panel: Pandemic Edition [email protected] watch when available! |
Host Rob Potchak (Junior High Horrors) checks in on various Keenspot creators to see how they’re surviving this historic pandemic as the company celebrates its 20th anniversary. Plus, news and photos from the set of the Marry Me movie adaptation starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson, big new distribution announcements, and much more! Those who watch the panel can learn how they can get a free surprise digital Keenspot comic book.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Making A Living Being Creative [email protected] watch when available! |
Screenwriter AC Bradley (Arrow, Trollhunters, and Disney+ upcoming What If?), storyboard artist Jess Cuffe (Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and HBO’s upcoming Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai), and freelance artist Lee Kohse (Star Wars, Voltron, Aliens) discuss the ins and outs of working full time as a creator, how they broke into the industry, what it’s like to work in the entertainment industry, and give advice to up and coming creatives. Moderated by Johnny Kolasinski (writer for ScreenRant and Podcaster for DISCO Trek, and Hi Everybody: A Bad Medicine Podcast).
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||The Writer’s Journey: Developing a Producer’s Mentality [email protected] watch when available! |
As more and more content providers emerge, the demand for high-quality material is at an all-time high. Connect with this group of Hollywood screenwriters, producers and graphic novel creators as they discuss the best ways to get your original content to a hungry audience. Join 2015 Disney ABC Writing Program alum Brandon Easton (writer, Transformers War For Cybertron: Siege) as he hosts Geoffrey Thorne (producer, Black Panther’s Quest), Brandon Thomas (writer, Excellence), Ramón Govea (writer, Starseed Memoirs), and Shannon Eric Denton (writer, Spider-Man) in a frank discussion about changing your approach to the entertainment industry.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Wakanda, Forever! The Psychology Black Panther [email protected] watch when available! |
What do people mean whey they shout, Wakanda Forever! Join Scott Jordan (Westworld psychology), Alex Simmons (Blackjack), Victor Dandridge, Jr. (Vantage Inhouse Productions), Daniel Jun Kim (Black Panther psychology), Vanessa Hintz (Joker psychology), Eric Wesselmann (Wonder Woman psychology), and Stanford Carpenter (Institute of Comic Scholars) as they discuss the psychological issues addressed in the Black Panther movie and comics, including topics such as micro-aggressions, cultural representation in media, and the power of love and empathetic leadership. By the end of our panel, you, too, will be shouting, Wakanda Forever!
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||World-Builders: The Evolution of Immersive Entertainment [email protected] watch when available! |
The hunger for unique content and the current challenges global content creators face to establish safe production solutions have pushed technology to evolve. Join the creative drivers who are introducing remarkable virtual production and content creation solutions in projects like Lion King and The Mandalorian; Isabelle Riva (head of media and entertainment innovations, Unity Technology), Ted Schilowitz (futurist, Paramount Pictures), Emilie Jolie (co-founder & CEO Apelab – Zoe in-VR Creation Software), Brooks Brown (co-founder & CCO, ViRvi–Bringing Virtual Reality to Art), Kwaku Aning (director, Center for Innovation and Entreprenaurial Thinking – CIET), and Asad Malik (founder 1RIC, Jadu AR app). Moderated by David Bloom (Forbes). You can check out experiences from these companies virtually in the FutureTechLive! activation space, powered by Unity.
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||1||Masters of the Illustrated Film Poster – The Sequel [email protected] watch when available! |
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 16, 05:15PM
The history of the illustrated movie poster can be tied into the history of art itself, the panelists have expressed that they have ‘learned from the masters’ and that ‘we all stand on the shoulders of giants.’ This year we welcome artist Paul Shipper (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) as host to the ASIFA Hollywood panel featuring artists Steve Chorney (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Who Framed Roger Rabbit), James Goodridge (Deadpool, Alita Battle Angel), Greg Hildebrandt (Star Wars), Rory Kurtz (The Graduate, Baby Driver), Robert Rodriguez (The Jewel of the Nile, City Slickers II), Akiko Stehrenberger (Girl on Fire, The Last Black Man in San Francisco), William Stout (Wizards, Life of Brian) and Drew Struzan (Hook, Back to the Future).
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|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Careers in Geek Fashion [email protected] watch when available! |
Fans can express what they love and connect with most in pop culture through fashion now more than ever. From clothing to cosmetics, the industry expands every year and fans can be more than just consumers of it. Moderated by Lisa Granshaw (GeekFold, Backstage), panelists Rosa Menendez (Esports Makeup), Dan Madsen (Svaha), Jeff Trexler (Fashion Law Institute), and Dan Richard (DPI Promo, Bethesda Gear) will discuss different ways you can work in geek fashion, their career paths, how the current situation with the coronavirus has impacted the industry, and more. Continue to connect with the panelists at: https://linktr.ee/geekfold
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Christmas in July: The Psychology of Pop Culture and Christmas [email protected] watch when available! |
It may be July, but Christmas is in the air! People love the holidays and have fond memories of various Christmas media, from watching A Charlie Brown Christmas to listening to “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey to debating whether The Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween or Christmas movie. Christmas movies and television shows come from every genre such as horror, science fiction (anyone remember the Star Wars Holiday Special), to classic stories with Santa Claus. Christmas media is so popular that some television and radio stations run Christmas marathons and specials 24 hours a day during December. What are the psychological aspects about our personality that influence returning year after year to those favorite holiday classics and the desire to experience new Christmas media? Keith W. Beard, Psy.D., April Fugett, Ph.D. (professor of psychology, Marshall University), Britani Black, Psy.D. (Marshall University School of Medicine), and graduate assistants Casey Collins and Jake Bass, M.A., conducted a national survey to identify what are people’s favorite Christmas movies, TV shows/specials, and songs. Additionally, we examined participant’s personality, as well as their world beliefs to investigate what aspects of our personalities and attitudes draw us to these old and new Christmas classics. Results from the study will be presented along with an overview of the psychological theory behind the pop culture research.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Composer Squares Game Show [email protected] watch when available! |
Film & Television composers participate in a Hollywood Squares-like online game show where two film music fan contestants compete to win a soundtrack prize package. Watch as Lorne Balfe (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Ryan Elder (Rick & Morty), Chris Lennertz (The Boys), Jongnic Bontemps (Call of Duty WWII), and Sonya Belousova & Giona Ostinelli (The Witcher) answer trivia questions on topics like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and even the Golden Girls. Contestants are Sapphire Toth and Gareth Hughes with hosts Anne Cecere (BMI) and Chandler Poling (White Bear PR).
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Everyone’s a Critic: Being a Journalist in an Online Age [email protected] watch when available! |
Panelists include Bill Watters (contributor, ScreenRant, SYFY Wire, Nerdbot), Mary Anne Butler (news editor, Nerdbot), Thomas Parham (professor of communication and media at Palm Beach Atlantic University), Alan Ng (editor-in-chief, FilmThreat), Bob “Movie Bob” Chipman (movie critic, The Escapist), and Alexandra August (contributor, CBR, ScreenRant). The past decade has seen an explosion in the scope of journalism-from the rise of citizen-journalism to blogging to vloggers, podcasters, and online-only news sources. This panel of writers and hosts will talk about the impact that 2020 has seen on film and streaming releases, impacts on fandom, and the companies that create them. Panelists will touch on recent releases and what they expect out of the upcoming months as people settle in and discover what the “new normal” might entail.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Full Time Creative Work On A Part Time Schedule [email protected] watch when available! |
This panel is for any group with a goal. That claim may sound lofty, but there is a reason this panel has been lucky enough to be on San Diego Comic Convention’s schedule for 12 years. This panel is a unique approach of talking about vital, but base concepts which means the covered topics can apply to any project size or scope in any media or anything in creative or geek culture from purely fun to high end professional quality hobbies to profit generating professional endeavors. How is the information that widely applicable? No matter what your project is there is always the challenges of time management, resource management and communication. Anyone working on any of the following could use the information covered: comic books, TV/film, animation, podcasts, costuming/cosplay, fan groups, music, illustration. blogging, music or web comics. Just some of the topics covered in the panel this time is the need of working with others, sharing your dreams with a team, changing ways people remember you after you’ve meet, tips on what is important when building your website, and what success means to you and your project or end goals for whatever your creativity is expressed as. The panelists are: Moderator Ron Coleman Ph.D. (molecular geneticist and comic writer) joins James Frye (manager editor for TheConGuy.com), Luke Cheeseman (director of media for TheConGuy.com), Sean Glumace (Adobe education leader, comic book letterer), Gene Turnbow (founder/station manager Krypton Radio), Dr. Renah Wolzinger, (owner Renzone Music), Topher Davila (art director for GeekdomWear.) Links – https://linktr.ee/FullTImePartTimeCreative
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Indie Filmmaker’s Survival Guide [email protected] watch when available! |
Struggling to get a movie made goes with the territory for independent filmmakers. So how do filmmakers survive and make movies with the world on lockdown? Join Chris Gore (Film Threat, Attack of the Show), Alex Ferrari (Indie Film Hustle), Tara Wood (QT8: The First Eight), Charlie Band (Full Moon Entertainment), and Robert Meyer Burnett (Robservations, Free Enterprise) for a conversation about great independent films on VOD and how indies can thrive during these challenging times.
Robert Meyer Burnett and Robservations
Charles Band and and Full Moon Entertainment
Chris Gore and Film Threat
Alex Ferarri and Indie Film Hustle
Tara Wood and Wood Entertainment
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Public Domain Comics: From Sherlock Holmes to Mickey Mouse and Beyond [email protected] watch when available! |
The rich history of comic series, characters, creators and stories don’t disappear into history thanks to laws governing public domain intellectual properties. By looking at the public domain status and history of properties like Sherlock Holmes, Mickey Mouse, Amazing Man and many others we can learn much about preserving history and making old things new again. Join the lively discussion with Tom Mason (Uncensored Mouse editor), Dave Olbrich (Malibu publisher), Barry Gregory (writer/publisher Gallant Comics), and Michael Lovitz (trademark, copyright and entertainment attorney and Comic Book Law School® founder).
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Ray Bradbury Goes to Hollywood [email protected] watch when available! |
You’ve heard of him as a writer, but did you know Ray Bradbury had a successful career in film and television? Orton Ortwein of the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum will talk about Ray’s career in Hollywood. From his boyhood hounding of Golden Age actors for autographs to his career as a screenwriter, even avid fans will learn something new. John Huston, Leonard Nimoy, and Ray Harryhausen are just a few the names to make a cameo.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Supernatural Therapy: Fighting Internal Monsters like a Hunter IRL [email protected] watch when available! |
Supernatural might be coming to the end but the incredible benefits that the SPNFamily brought to the world don’t have to. Join psychologists, Dr. Janina Scarlet (Supernatural Therapy), Dr. Lynn Zubernis (Family Don’t End With Blood), Dr. Billy San Juan (Supernatural Psychology), writers Deric Hughes (Arrow) and Henry Alberto (Little America) and Supernatural actors Rachel Miner, Ruth Connell, Lauren Tom, Andrea Drepaul, and Austin Basis as they discuss how we can continue to be hunters IRL even after the show ends, how we can stand up to injustice, face mental health challenges, and how we can Always Keep Fighting. Dustin McGinnis (Superhero Therapy podcast) moderates.
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||The Grind NEVER stops, not even during a quarantine [email protected] watch when available! |
This is a panel video to get you energized and ready to rise and grind. There is no better time than now to get yourself in the best position to produce creative work. The pandemic is no excuse, it is actually the catalyst to work even harder. Bryan “Kaiser” Tillman, a long time panelist at San Diego Comic-Con, best known for his Proper Pitching and Promoting Yourself panel, is giving you tips on how to crush your time during this pandemic. Now’s the time to get to the grind and with these tips and tricks you will be well on your way to developing a fantastic project to show at Comic-Con 2021.
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|4:00pm – 5:00pm||1||Villains: We’re Misunderstood! [email protected] watch when available! |
Villains Dolores Umbridge (Kelly Varner – Fat Savage Cosplay), King George III (Chad Hatter – costume designer), Captain Hook (Connor Breen – costume designer), and The Master (Marc Biagi – actor), make their case for what and why they do what they do, and who they consider to be the real heroes and villains. Moderated by The Winter Soldier (Shane Holly – cosplayer) Marci Bretts (video director and editor).