Comic-Con 2013: Sunday Panel Schedule

Comic-Con 2013 Sunday Panel Schedule

On the last day of Comic-Con 2013, Sunday, July 21, it’s all about television. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, catch up with the stars of Community on their big win to a 5th season, and hear from the stars of Breaking Bad before their final eight episodes. Other panel highlights include Son of Anarchy, Harry Potter, Under the Dome, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and more. The storm is calming down, but not without a good show. Check out the full schedule of panels for the final day of SDCC after the jump.

10:00am-11:00am Comic-Con How-to: Painting Comics – Through a painting demonstration, Scott Hampton explains techniques that are useful for clear storytelling in comics. Room 2

10:00am-11:00am DC Comics Superman: The New 52 Era – The Last Son of Krypton is one of the most recognized pop culture icons of all time, and this year, Superman is set to soar to new heights! Find out what makes The Man of Steel the hero that he is with the writers and artists who bring him to life: DC Comics group editor Eddie Berganza, Tony Daniel (Action Comics), Jim Lee (Superman: Unchained), Scott Lobdell (Action Comics, Superman), Michael Alan Nelson (Supergirl), Scott Snyder (Superman: Unchained), and others. Room 6DE

10:00am-11:00am DuckTales: Remastered – How do you take a beloved 24-year-old NES game and update it for today’s gamers while doing your best not to ruin anyone’s childhood? Go behind the scenes with Austin Ivansmith (director/designer), Matt Bozon (creative director), and Rey Jimenez (Capcom producer) for an in-depth look at how a great video game is made — from design, to art, to music, and more. Followed by a Q&A session, plus maybe a surprise or two. Room 25ABC

10:00am-11:00am Emily the Strange Panel Experience – Join Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger and special guests to see the premiere of the Emily and the Strangers FIRST animated music video and single. See and hear private, behind-the-scenes footage in the recording studio and “making of” the animation. Take a sneak peek at the new comic book Emily and the Strangers #3 by Dark Horse Comics and hear more about the making of this new series and how it comes to life with Emily’s new band. There will be time for Q&A, including updates on the development of the motion picture with Universal Pictures and Dark Horse Entertainment. Reger will be encouraging “audience participation” to get giveaways, so bring on your strange and show him what you’ve got! Room 23ABC

10:00am-11:00am How to Conquer Earth, One Image at a Time: The Power of Visual Literacy – An all-star panel of kids comics creators and educators discuss how to use color, line, text, and page design to create effective visual messages. Kids will be encouraged to incorporate tips when creating their own “Earth invasion message or icon.” Panelists include Larry Marder (Beanworld, CBLDF), Royden Lepp (Rust), John Green (Teen Boat), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), and Talia Hurwich (Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth), moderated by Meryl Jaffe (Using Content-Area Graphic Novels for Learning, Johns Hopkins University). Room 30CDE

10:00am-11:15am Jack Kirby Tribute Panel – Each year, we set aside time to talk about Comic-Con’s first superstar guest and the man they call The King of the Comics, Jack Kirby. Jack left us in 1994, but his influence on comics, film, and this convention has never been greater. Discussing the man and his work this year are Neil Gaiman, Tony Isabella, and Kirby family attorney Paul S. Levine. And of course, it’s moderated by Mark Evanier. Room 5AB

10:00am-11:00am Kids: Comics in Action! – Comics battle! Before your very eyes, some of your favorite comics creators — Jeffrey Brown (Star Wars Jedi Academy), Michael Fry (The Odd Squad), Matthew Holm (Babymouse), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), and Raina Telgemeier (Drama) will compete in an action-packed, high-stakes, no-holds-barred drawing championship for your approval! Who will win? It’s up to you to pick the best comics! Moderated by Jennifer L. Holm (Babymouse). Room 7AB

10:00am-11:00am LEGO Legends of Chima – The creators of LEGO Legends of Chima team up to discuss the development of the newest blockbuster LEGO property. Hear how the TV series is developed and see how LEGO model designers bring the characters and vehicles to life in LEGO form. Room 24ABC

10:00am-5:00pm San Diego International Children’s Film Festival – The San Diego International Children’s Film Festival presents creative, exciting, and imaginative short films from around the world — animation, live action, and documentary — good for all ages, throughout the day. Enjoy films from the U.S., Canada, Italy, Hungary, Croatia, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Spain, and beyond. Animators and filmmakers will talk about their work, ways kids can make their own films, and careers in animation and filmmaking. Room 9

10:00am-11:00am Spotlight on Mike Norton – Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton talks about his career, influences, and art process in an interview and audience Q&A with moderator John Siuntres, host of the Word Balloon Comic Book Podcast. They’ll look at Mike’s early years working on G.I. Joe and The Badger, his years creating heroes and villains for Marvel and DC, and his current groundbreaking work on the Image Comics series Revival and his own creation Battlepug. You’ll hear about Mike’s conversion from paper to digital drawing and his thoughts on the current comic book market. Room 4

10:00am11:00am Supernatural Special Video Presentation and Q&A – Series stars Jared Padalecki (Friday the 13th [2009]), Jensen Ackles (My Bloody Valentine 3D), Misha Collins (Ringer), and Mark A. Sheppard (Battlestar Galactica), along with executive producer Jeremy Carver (U.S. version of Being Human) return to Hall H to answer questions from the audience about what’s in store for the ninth season of this exciting series. Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights, as well as a portion of the special features from the upcoming Supernatural: The Complete Eighth Season DVD and Blu-ray release, in stores September 10. The ninth season of Supernatural will premiere this fall in its new Tuesday nighttime period at 9/8c on The CW. The series is produced by Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television. Hall H

10:00am-11:00am The Christian Comics Arts Society General Meeting – Join fellow Christian fans and artists for a brief devotional period, followed by an in-depth analysis on interpreting the Bible in graphic format. Open to all who wish to attend. Room 28DE

10:00am-11:00am The Nerd in the Classroom: Sci-fi as an Educational Tool – Education’s all-things-nerd networking resource returns to Comic-Con. This year’s edition features Travis Langley (Henderson State University, Batman and Psychology) and Eric Bruce (Western Oregon University) joining Patrick Murphy (Fremont High, Weber State University). Topics include curriculum development strategies, national standards, and increasing student engagement. Room 32AB

10:00am-11:15am World Premiere of Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map – Everyone’s favorite Great Dane splashes onto the screen with a new, groundbreaking look that combines state-of-the-art puppetry with a cartoon sensibility. Witness the world premiere of this entertaining film along with panelists like Tony Award winner Stephanie D’Abruzzo (Avenue Q), puppetmaster supreme Peter Linz (The Muppets) and the voice of Shaggy, Matthew Lillard (Trouble with the Curve), as well as filmmakers David Rudman (The Muppets) and Adam Rudman (Sesame Street) and Warner Bros. Animation’s Jay Bastian as they reveal their magical visual techniques during a fun postscreening panel. Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as a digital download and a Walmart DVD exclusive on July 23. Room 6A

10:00am-11:00am Comic-Con Film School 104: Postproduction and Distribution – The final day of our comprehensive course on microbudget moviemaking revolves around what to do after your movie is shot. Panelists will go over the basics of postproduction on your home computer; what software to use for editing, graphic design, sound design, and visualFX; and finally, how to burn your finished product to DVD and upload it to the Internet. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Nick Murphy (writer/director of Pizza and Bullets), Jack Conway (writer/producer of Fear News), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica). Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

10:30am-11:30am Comics Arts Conference Session #12: Superman on Trial: The Secret History of the Siegel and Shuster Lawsuits – Five years after the Siegel heirs won a historic victory and regained a share of the Superman copyright, a higher court has set aside the verdict and shut down the Shuster estate’s claim. As we face the final chapter of the Superman copyright dispute, this panel will explain what is really happening. What crucial details were overlooked or misinterpreted? Is there still hope for other creators? Or does Superman’s 75th anniversary mark the end of truth, justice, and the American dream? Moderated by The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald, with commentary by Siegel and Shuster biographer Brad Ricca (Case Western Reserve University), this panel features the legal analysis of Jeff Trexler (Fordham Law School), whose influential commentary on the Superman lawsuits set a new standard for comics-related legal analysis and also became part of the case. Room 26AB

10:30am-11:30am Funky Winkerbean’s 40th+ Anniversary – Comic-Con special guest Tom Batiuk will be taking you on a humorous and informative journey through the Funkyverse as he delves into the origin and history of his syndicated comic strip Funky Winkerbean. Joining him is DC Comics colorist Alex Sinclair, whose current credits include Superman: Unchained, Green Lantern, Astro City, and Teen Titans, and the talented guy who was the colorist on Batiuk’s Pulitzer Finalist book Lisa’s Story. Room 8

11:00am-12:00pm 501st Costuming 101: Dressing to Serve the Empire – Join presenters Sam Hornedo, David Biffath, Kevin Weir, Felix Weliver, and Eddie Dennis to learn the essentials about what it takes to create a costume that meets the standards of quality for entry into the 501st Legion. They will provide an overview of what is involved in creating a costume, the various costume categories, and how much time is needed to create a costume that is screen accurate. Panelists will demonstrate tips and techniques for their costume specialty. Room 29A

11:00am-12:00pm 60 Years of Bazooka – Bazooka Joe and his Gang have been synonymous with bubble gum since ever their debut in 1953, providing an irresistible combination of cheap laughs wrapped around pink, sugary sweetness. Celebrate these iconic minicomics and Bazooka Joe’s 60th anniversary with the latest Topps book from Abrams ComicArts as Charles Kochman (editorial director of Abrams ComicArts) and Ira Friedman (vice president of licensing and publishing at The Topps Company) reveal the unlikely story of cartoonist Wesley Morse and writer Woody Gelman’s creation with a slideshow of rare comics, jokes, fortunes, tiny ads for mail- order merchandise, and video clips. Giveaways include T-shirts and other surprises. Room 32AB

11:00am-12:00pm Creating Comics the comiXology Way – From early experiments like Box 13 and Valentine to more recent efforts like Power Play, Marvel’s Infinite Comics, Atomic Robo, and DC’s Batman ’66, comiXology’s Guided View has ushered in a new era in comic book creation. Now, you can find out what it takes to create amazing Guided View comics straight from comiXology co-founder John D. Roberts and Reilly Brown, co-creator of Power Play and artist on AvX Infinite Comics. Room 7AB

11:00am-12:00pm How and Why to Write a Great All-Ages Comic Book – Some of the biggest “kids” in comics discuss the current state of the industry and what steps are necessary for comics to secure a place in the hearts and minds of the next generation. What are the benefits and challenges involved in writing all-ages comics? How are licensed comics playing a role in our future? How might webcomics, digital publishing, emerging technologies, and self-publishing change the landscape? And how can we ensure that more young readers today become readers for life? Panelists include Andy Runton (Owly), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Katie Cook (My Little Pony), Mike Kunkel (Herobear and the Kid), Neo Edmund (Jurassic Strike Force 5), Otis Frampton (Oddly Normal), Royden Lepp (Rust), and Jimmy Gownley (creator of Amelia Rules!). Moderated by all-ages comics writer and editor Joe LeFavi (Fraggle Rock). Room 28DE

11:00am-12:00pm How to Draw Manga for Kids – eigoMANGA’s team of manga artists and animators will teach kids of all ages tutorials on manga illustrations and storytelling. Join our workshop with seasoned manga artist Mino Miyabi (The Voice of Innocence) and Austin Osueke (eigoMANGA’s publisher of Rumble Pak, Sakura Pakk, and Alpha League). Room 30CDE

11:00am-12:00am IDW Kids Comics: A Panel for All Ages! Ponies, Turtles, and More! – Editors Sarah Gaydos, Bobby Curnow, and Tom Waltz (and a host of amazing creators) discuss the growing slate of all-ages titles at IDW — including My Little Pony, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures, Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Ghostbusters, Popeye, KISS Kids, and more. Plus, free comics! Room 4

11:00am-12:00pm Spotlight on Adam Hughes – Join Comic-Con special guest Adam Hughes (comic book artist and illustrator, Catwoman, Wonder Woman, Fairest, Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan) and moderator Mark Walters ( for a conversation covering highlights of Adam’s career. Adam will answer fan questions and offer commentary on some of his own artwork. Room 25ABC

11:00am-12:00pm What’s Hot in Young Adult Fiction – Strong protagonists, engrossing romance, humor, action, and angst! Join authors for a Q&A session and chat about the hottest new titles and trends in YA fiction. Moderated by Nathan Bransford (Jacob Wonderbar and the Interstellar Time Warp) and featuring Rachel Cohn (Beta), Mark Frost (The Paladin Prophecy), Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall Series), Tahereh Mafi (Unravel Me), Chelsea Pitcher (The S Word), Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Veronica Rossi (Through the Ever Night), Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor and Park), and Emma Trevayne (Coda). Room 24ABC

11:00am-12:30pm Secret Origin of Good Readers – The importance of being literate and what the comic book can offer your students. Integrate comic book literature into your classroom settings, incorporate a higher learning standard with exciting tools offered by our panel of experts’ first hand experience: NYT Best Selling Author, Frank Beddor (Looking Glass Wars, Hatter M), Karen Green (Columbia University), Dave Elliot (Weirding Willows, Titan Books), Paul Levitz (Legion of Super-Heroes), Anina Bennett (Boilerplate, Heartbreakers) and Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics). This multimedia session includes a brief history of the comic book origin; will highlight specific examples of how to engage students in reading and how to inspire students to learn using the comic book to create their own work. Q&A and breakout sessions with panelists will follow group discussion. Free 70-page The Secret Origin of Good Readers companion resource book [PDF] and other useful materials at , courtesy of Room 23ABC

11:05am-11:55am Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival Awards – The films have been shown, now it’s time to award the recipients of the 2013 Comic-Con Independent Film Festival with their trophies and recognition! Comic-Con’s Gary Sassaman talks to this year’s trio of judges — Alex DeMille (winner of last year’s CCI-IFF Judges’ Choice award for The Absence), journalist Geoff Boucher (senior writer at Entertainment Weekly and the force behind’s CapeTown) and acclaimed award-winning actress Kathy Najimy (Sister Acts 1 & 2, Hocus Pocus, Rat Race) — about the films and presents prizes and trophies to the winners. Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

11:15am-12:15pm Breaking Bad – AMC’s Breaking Bad creator and executive producer Vince Gilligan appears with the cast of Breaking Bad, including Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, R. J. Mitte, and Bob Odenkirk. In a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick, Vince and the cast talk about what it was like to shoot the final episodes of one of the boldest and most intense dramas on television and how they are preparing for the series’ final moments. Join the panelists for a one-on-one Q&A session and an official sneak preview of the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad season 5, premiering Sunday night, August 11 at 9:00. Hall H

11:15am-12:15pm Meet the Co-Publishers – As co-publishers of DC Entertainment, Jim Lee and Dan DiDio are the driving forces behind DC Comics — The New 52, Vertigo, MAD, DC’s digital initiative, and much more. This up-close-and-personal panel gives you a chance to step up and ask questions about your favorite comic book publishers! Room 6DE

11:15am12:15pm Women of Marvel – From Captain Marvel to the X-Men, from Twitter to tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in comics. Join the conversation as women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry! Panelists include writer Louise Simonson (New Mutants), editor Jeanine Schaefer, Marvel AR producer and photographer Judy Stephens, and some other special guests! Room 5AB

11:30am-12:45pm Cartoon Voices #2 – Yesterday’s Cartoon Voices Panel will have been such a hit that we’ll have to do another one with different but equally talented actors from the world of animation voicing. Once again, moderator Mark Evanier has assembled an all-star dais that includes Bob Bergen (Porky Pig), Alicyn Packard (The Mr. Men Show, Poppy Cat), Maurice LaMarche (Futurama, Pinky and the Brain), Candi Milo (Dexter’s Laboratory, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends), Neil Ross (G.I. Joe, The Transformers), and maybe someone else. Room 6A

11:30am1:15pm Comic-Con How-To: Using Panels to Shape Visual Storytelling – When designing your comic page, should you use a grid with six-panels or nine? Should you use a grid at all? With input from the audience, Durwin Talon and Guin Thompson will demonstrate how changing the number of panels per page and the flow of information from panel to panel impacts the reader. Room 2

11:30am-1:00pm Comics Arts Conference Session #13: What Are We Seeing Here? Negotiating Religious Presence and Purpose in Comics, Comix, and Webcomics – This panel examines the intersection of religion and comics in two ways: the presentation of religion in comics and comics’ influence on religion and society. Toby Braden Johnson (University of California, Riverside) discusses depictions of Islam in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, considering both the comics’ creators and the analysis of the comics themselves and bringing to light comics’ role as a source of social and religious commentary. Sean Sagan (University of California, Riverside) analyzes the True Komix religious tracts published by new religious movement Family International during the 1970s-1980s and asks how this group’s sexualized theologies manifest in comic exegesis. Cori Knight (University of California, Riverside) considers acts of creation present in the webcomic Girl Genius. Set in a scientific world, the way the comic’s characters create freely or undertake acts of self-creation merits investigation. Room 26AB

11:30am-12:30pm Faith Erin Hicks in Conversation with Jeff Smith – Comic-Con special guest Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong) discusses her creative process, her comics career, and her recent and upcoming graphic novels with Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Jeff Smith (Bone). Room 8

11:45am-12:45pm Teen Titans Go! Screening and Q&A – This is a must-Go! panel for all Teen Titans fans, as Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Raven make their triumphant return to Comic-Con! Fans will be treated to a brand-new episode, as well as exclusive footage that will be screened only at Comic-Con! Following the screening, join producer Aaron Horvath (MAD) and members of the voice cast for a Q&A as they give fans a peek behind the cape at all the upcoming comedic mayhem that will be going on inside Titans Tower. From Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Tuesdays at 7:30/6:30c on Cartoon Network. Room 6BCF

12:00pm-1:00pm Browncoats Meet-up – Stop by the meeting room this year to hang out with Browncoats and hear some news from around the ‘verse. Wear a cunning hat. Who knows what could happen? There’s no better way to share your love for Firefly, and it’s a lot more practical than starting a fight in an Alliance-friendly bar on U-day. Room 29A

12:00pm-1:00pm Build Your Own Monster with Oni Press and Friends! – Join artists Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin), Scott C. (Double Fine Action Comics, Great Showdowns), Joey Weiser (Mermin), and others for a fun interactive monster-creation art battle! Kids of all ages are welcome, and every attendee receives free comics! Room 32AB

12:00pm-1:00pm Creating Comics for Kids – Want to know what it takes to create super awesome comics for kids? Come hang out with the guys and girls who are making it happen every day: Neo Edmund (Red Riding — Rise of the Werewolf Huntress, Jurassic Strike Force 5), Joe LeFavi (Fraggle Rock, editorial director for Jim Henson Co.), Thomas Zahler (My Little Pony, Love and Capes), Barbara Kesel (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony), Heather Nuhfer (Fraggle Rock, Strawberry Shortcake), and moderator Adira Edmund (Windy Hollows, MFA English Literature). Room 30CDE

12:00pm-1:00pm George R. R. Martin Discusses the Skin Trade Adaptation – George R. R. Martin, the New York Times bestselling author and the mind behind HBO’s massively successful Game of Thrones, discusses his novels, his projects, and the wicked new Skin Trade comic book series! His novels are the most anticipated releases in fiction, and the Game of Thrones series has captivated audiences worldwide. This is your chance to find out direct from the creative mastermind himself what twists, turns, and unfortunate ends your favorite characters are in for and why Skin Trade will make your skin crawl. Room 25ABC

12:00pm-1:00pm Kids Comics: Here to Stay! – What do Babymouse, Hello Kitty, Uglydoll, Ninjago, Max Steel, and Ben 10 have in common? They’re now all part of the incredible world of kids comics! The creators of these series get together to discuss the recent growth in the kids graphic novel universe. Moderated by author/librarian and Good Comics for Kids contributor Scott Robins, the panel features Eisner Award-nominated Babymouse creator and CBLDF board member Jennifer Holm, Uglydoll co-creator David Horvath, writer B. Clay Moore (Ben 10, Max Steel), artists Ian McGinty (Uglydoll, Hello Kitty) and Jolyon Yates (Ninjago), editor Traci Todd (Hello Kitty, Uglydoll), and Jesse Post, head of marketing for Papercutz. All brought to you by VIZ Media! Room 28DE

12:00pm-1:00pm Mattel: Max Steel: Rise of Elementor World Premiere Screening! – Be the FIRST to see Max and Steel team up to take on their biggest threat yet in Rise of Elementor. You will get to watch this exciting two-part broadcast event before it airs on Disney XD this fall! Will our heroes be able to defend Copper Canyon and rescue Ferrus from the evil Dredd? Come by to find out, and receive a free toy giveaway! Room 7AB

12:00pm-1:00pm Science Fiction and the Future – From spaceships and aliens to medical tampering and secret military weapons, science fiction books have never been as varied and exciting as they are now. James S. A. Corey (the writing team of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck; Abaddon’s Gate), Jason Hough (The Darwin Elevator), David Wellington (Chimera), Mira Grant (Parasite), Daniel Wilson (Amped), and D. J. MacHale (Sylo) discuss their new books and the vivid visions science fiction has to offer, from distant space to our own backyards. Moderated by Margaret Stohl (Icons). Room 24ABC

12:00pm-1:00pm Spotlight on Jerry Ordway – Comic-Con special guest Jerry Ordway (artist, writer of Superman, Shazam, and many other characters over 30 years) talks to Mike Carlin (editor during the Death of Superman era) about his career. Join Jerry and Mike for a free-form hour of reminiscences, audience questions, and general fun. Room 4

12:00pm-5:00pm CCI-IFF Award Winners Showcase – The winning films from the 2013 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival are show again. Come see the very best of this year’s festival! Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

12:15pm-1:45pm CBLDF’s Banned Comics Jam! – Celebrate Banned Comics with Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son), Chris Burnham (Batman Incorporated), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), and special guests who will create live art, paying homage to the cartoonists, authors and characters who’ve created the great banned books of our time. Some of the greatest authors have been banned, from Judy Blume and Neil Gaiman to Alan Moore and Mark Twain. Join the CBLDF and these great creators as they talk censorship and make once-in-a-lifetime art about the banned greats! Get a chance to watch live art made before your eyes, learn about censorship, and bid to win the pieces made here to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Room 5AB

12:30pm-1:30pm BBC America’s Doctor Who 50th Anniversary – BBC America presents the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary panel featuring Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, An Adventure in Space and Time star David Bradley, and award-winning writer/executive producer Mark Gatiss. The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special will premiere November 23, on BBC America. As part of the celebrations in November, An Adventure in Space and Time will tell the story of the genesis of Doctor Who, with David Bradley starring as the first ever Doctor, William Hartnell. Hall H

12:30pm-1:30pm Secret Origin of Good Readers Breakout Sessions – Utilize the best ways to incorporate comic books in your schools and libraries. This rare opportunity to work first h and with experts in the field of comic book literature in small groups can help you do just that. Sessions are with Anina Bennett (Boilerplate, Heartbreakers): How to use historical fiction and teach comics in high school/university settings; Karen Green (Columbia University): What to look for when selecting comic books for your research/academic library; Dave Elliott (Weirding Willows, Titan Books): How to use Weirding Willows in elementary through university settings; Jesse McCann (New York Times bestselling author, Shrek, Scooby Doo): Choosing the right all-ages comic books for your classroom or library; Nancy McCann (Comics Unlimited): Working with your local comic book stores, how to find them, what to ask for; or Bill McGrath. using comic books in Juvenile Court Schools. Limited educator goodie bags and Looking Glass Wars trilogy book sets courtesy of Frank Beddor for those attending both panels. Free 70-page The Secret Origin of Good Readers companion resource book [PDF] and other useful materials at, courtesy of Room 23ABC

12:30pm-1:30pm Spotlight on Charlotte Fullerton – Join Ben 10 himself, Yuri Lowenthal as he interviews Comic-Con special guest Charlotte Fullerton, the co-head writer of Ben 10: Omniverse, about her extensive career in children’s TV, writing for a wide variety of shows such as My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and Green Lantern: The Animated Series, as well as her involvement in making the now-legendary Star Wars comedy fanfilm Troops. On a personal note, Charlotte is the widow of renowned writer/producer Dwayne McDuffie, co-founder of Milestone Comics. Q&A session. Room 8

12:30pm-1:30pm X-Men – Get the lowdown on X-Men: Battle of the Atom, the massive X-Men event that will forever change the landscape of the X-Universe! What happens when the original five X-Men come face-to-face with the future X-Men? Heads will roll in this fateful time-space showdown! Plus, find out the latest on all the other corners of mutant-dom! Editor Jeanine Schaefer, senior editor Nick Lowe, and writers Brian Michael Bendis (All-New X-Men), Paul Cornell (Wolverine), Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), Sam Humphries (Uncanny X-Force), and Brian Posehn (Deadpool) bring you your definitive one-stop shop for all things X-Men! Room 6DE

1:00pm2:00pm Archie Action Hour: Sonic the Hedgehog, and Mega Man – Get ready for action! It’s been a huge year for the two most popular video game comic titles as Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man joined together for the first time ever in this year’s biggest crossover event: Worlds Collide — and it’s only going to get better! Executive director of editorial Paul Kaminski is joined by Archie Comics president Mike Pellerito, writer Ian Flynn (Sonic the Hedgehog), and artists Ryan Jampole (Mega Man), Jon Gray (Sonic the Hedgehog), and Evan Stanley (Sonic the Hedgehog). See exclusive artwork, learn about upcoming storylines, and more. All that plus attendees will power-up with a gift bag chock full of Archie Action Awesomeness! Be there! Room 28DE

1:00pm-3:00pm Ball-Jointed Dolls Collectors Group – Doll owners and enthusiasts discuss the world of ball-jointed resin dolls from companies such as Elfdoll, Volks, Luts, Customhouse, Fairyland, Bambicrony, Iplehouse, and many others. Learn the basics about BJDs and pick up tips on customizing, maintaining, and photographing these beautiful dolls. Share the beauty of your own unique doll, or just see the many dolls on display, from tiny to towering. it’s a great opportunity to experience the different types of dolls in the world of BJDs. Make new friends, both real and resin! Room 29A

1:00pm-2:00pm Beware the Batman Screening and Q&A – The Dark Knight makes his return to television in this new action-packed CG animated series. A cool new take on the classic franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogues’ gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. With backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld, led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad, and Magpie. After screening a new episode, producers Glen Murakami (Teen Titans) and Mitch Watson (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated) and others will take attendees into the shadows of Gotham City for a lively discussion on the adventures that await Batman this season. From Warner Bros. Animation, Beware the Batman airs Saturday mornings at 10:00 ET/PT on Cartoon Network. Room 6BCF

1:00pm-2:00pm Cartoon Design For Kids – Hey Kids! It’s time to get happy, have fun, and be funny! Kristian Andrew Sather (Jetsons, ) returns to Comic-Con with his popular cartooning workshop. Kristian will demonstrate the techniques used in drawing funny cartoon characters. You will learn how to draw your own cartoon characters using basic geometric shapes and more. Room 30CDE

1:00pm-2:00pm Chronicle Books: Behind the Scenes of a Pop Culture Powerhouse – With several New York Times bestsellers this year, Chronicle Books’s unique blend of distinctive, entertaining publishing hits the right spot for both consumers and creators. Get sneak peeks at upcoming projects and meet editor Steve Mockus, designers Michael Morris and Neil Egan, and authors Jeffrey Brown (Vader’s Little Princess), Francesco Marciuliano (I Could Pee on This), Brandon Bird (Brandon Bird’s Astonishing World of Art), and Michael McMillian (True Blood: Field Guide to Vampires). Room 32AB

1:00pm-2:00pm Comics Arts Conference Session #14: Comics and the Punk Aesthetic – Comics have long had a connection with subculture. In the punk movement, comics found an aesthetic that could help preach a message to the counterculture. This panel examines how both mainstream and underground comics have borrowed and used the punk aesthetic for their own means. Christopher B. Field (Southern Illinois University-Carbondale) discusses OMAC by Jack Kirby and how the underappreciated work uses the punk aesthetic. Michael MacBride (Minnesota State University) examines how punk music and Justin Green’s Binky Brown react differently to male sexuality. Christopher Douglas (Southern Illinois University) compares the aesthetic of the Japanese cyberpunk manga Akira to the bosozoku motorcycle gangs of the 1980s. Keegan Lannon (Aberystwyth University) discusses Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles as a punk manifesto. Room 26AB

1:00pm-2:00pm SpongeCon 2013: The Year of the Fan – Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob) hosts an interactive live SpongeBob event! Croon along with some of your favorite tunes from Bikini Bottom. Screen finalists from the SpongeBob SquareShorts fan film competition. Enjoy an exclusive sneak peek of the new half-hour special SpongeBob, You’re Fired! Plus a whole lot more. So get your goggles and dive on down. We want to have the Best Day Ever with you! Room 6A

1:00pm-2:00pm Spotlight on Dan Jurgens – Former Superman editor Mike Carlin talks with longtime writer/artist Dan Jurgens about his work in comics, how he started, why he did the things he did, what he enjoyed most, what he might have done differently, and new projects on the horizon. Room 4

1:00pm-2:00pm The Art of CAPCOM – Francis Mao (CAPCOM senior director creative services) leads a panel of CAPCOM’s graphic designers, artists, and creative partners in a panel pulling back the curtain on how Capcom’s incredible video game artwork is created from concept to finish. Panelists will explain the creative process and thinking involved in each creative step, as well as go in-depth on the tools and applications used to create the awesome works of art that grace Capcom video games and collateral. Followed by a Q&A session. Room 25ABC

1:00pm-2:00pm What’s Behind the Door? Fiction That Thrills – Whether the entity lurking behind the door is an evil spirit, a serial killer, an alien, an assassin, or the government, a great thriller will work you into a heightened state of apprehension, excitement, and breathlessness. Peek behind the doors with moderator Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy and authors James Dashner (The Eye of Minds), Allen Zadoff (Boy Nobody), Ann Aguirre (Outpost), Kami Garcia (Unbreakable), Eve Silver (Rush), and Br and on Mull (The Beyonders), as they discuss the art of creating suspenseful, exciting, anxiety-inducing stories that keep readers up well into the night. Room 7AB

1:00pm-2:00pm All-Ages Comics Have Arrived – Quality all-ages comics are back and better than ever! We’re not just talking about “kids” comics, we’re talking about amazing comics that can be enjoyed by young, old and everyone in between. KaBOOM! Editor Shannon Watters as she has a lively and fun conversation with all-ages creators including Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani (Aw Yeah! Comics, Tiny Titans), Mike Kunkel (Herobear & the Kid), Raina Telgemeier (Drama), Mike Holmes (Bravest Warriors), and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy, Nickelodeon Magazine) about this phenomenal resurgence! Room 24ABC

1:30pm-2:45pm Comic-Con How-To: Advanced 3D/CG Comic Art – Brian Haberlin will demonstrate advanced 3D and computer graphics comic art techniques that will speed up and improve your story telling. He will show you how to use a wide range of programs, from Zbrush to Poser to Sketchup. Learn all the tricks no other pro will show you! Room 2

1:30pm-2:30pm Shattering Convention in Comic Book Storytelling – Moderated by, this panel of comic book authors discuss their experiences writing diverse and innovative work for big franchises, indie, small press, and web comics. Brandon Thomas (Miranda Mercury), Gene Yang (Avatar: The Last Airbender), and Gail Simone (The Movement) will discuss diversity without stereotyping, creating compelling heroes and villains, and reader advocacy. Room 23ABC

1:30pm-2:30pm Spotlight on Ted Naifeh – Comic-Con special guest Ted Naifeh talks about his work on the all-ages titles Courtney Crumrin and Polly and the Pirates and reveals what’s in store for the Eisner Award-nominated writer/artist. Room 8

1:45pm-2:45pm Avengers, X-Men, Dr. Strange and Sgt Fury 50th – Marvel Comics’s first wave of superhero creations in the 1960s have proven to have remarkable staying power and worldwide appeal. The Avengers, X-Men, Dr. Strange, and Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos (which introduced Nick Fury) all celebrate their 50th anniversaries this year. When Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko created the characters half a century ago, little did they know what they brought into the comics world. Since then numerous writers and artists have told the tales of these heroes, including Comic-Con special guests Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers and X-Men), Frank Brunner (Dr. Strange), John Romita, Jr. (just about every Marvel hero), and Roy Thomas, who was there almost at the beginning with Stan, Jack and Steve and contributed his own memorable takes on the Avengers and X-Men. Room 5AB

1:45pm-2:45pm Cartoon Network: Ben 10 Omniverse – It’s Hero Time! Set your Omnitrix for “Awesome” with the Ben 10 Omniverse panel, highlighting the Cartoon Network hero of a million alien faces! Voice talent Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10), Steve Blum (Vilgax), Paul Eiding (Grandpa Max), and Eric Bauza (Dr. Psychobos), Matt Youngberg (supervising producer), and Derrick Wyatt (art director) talk about the show, premiere an unseen episode, and much more. Room 6DE

1:50pm-2:45pm Community: Celebrating the Fans – Community is back at Comic-Con, and the show is making its Hall H debut to celebrate the devoted Community fandom! Currently confirmed are cast members Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong, plus executive producers Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna, and moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist). Be a part of the study group for a panel and Q&A, and you’ll find out firsthand what surprises are in store for the Sony Pictures Television’s comedy series when it returns to NBC for its fifth season. Community launches in broadcast syndication and on Comedy Central this September. Hall H

2:00pm-3:00pm 25 Years of the Disney Afternoon: The Continuing Legacy – Life is like a hurricane! Spin it! When there’s trouble, you call D.W.! It’s been more than 25 years since Disney Afternoon debuted on television screens, and the impact of “the golden age of Disney TV Animation” is still felt today. Let’s get dangerous with Tad Stones (creator, Darkwing Duck, Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers), Jymn Magon (DuckTales, creator of Talespin), Bob Schooley (co-creator, Kim Possible, co-ex producer Penguins of Madagascar), Rob Paulsen (voice actor, Darkwing Duck, Animaniacs), and Aaron Sparrow (Darkwing Duck: The Duck Knight Returns) for raucous recollections and never-before-heard stories! Room 7AB

2:00pm-3:00pm Cover Story: The Art of the Cover – What does it take to make a great cover for a comic book? Let’s ask four of the top artists…all folks who’ve created some of the best. Come hear the “shop talk” of Jerry Ordway (Superman, The Power of Shazam), Gary Frank (Action Comics, DC Universe: Legacies), Dan Jurgens (Superman, Booster Gold), and Chris Samnee (Daredevil, Thor). Moderated by Mark Evanier. Room 25ABC

2:00pm-3:00pm Death Dealing Mechs, Comic Books, and Video Games: The World of Hawken – Heavy metal comes to Comic-Con! Khang Le (creative director/co-founder, Adhesive Games) and Mark Long (CEO, Meteor Entertainment) discuss Hawken, the free-to-play fast-paced giant mech shooter, showing how the rich universe has transcended from its roots as a game to encompass comics, collectibles, and filmed entertainment, expanding and breathing life into the larger mythology. Drew Seldin (Project Triforce) will be showing a meticulously detailed new mech premiere scale statue, Michael Kennedy (Archaia Entertainment) will reveal details of the Hawken monthly digital comic series, and Scott Robertson (Design Studio Press) will guide us through an early look at the Art of Hawken art book. Other announcements and debuts are also in store, and the audience will leave with a special gift in hand. Ignite the fight in San Diego! Room 28DE

2:00pm-3:00pm Drawing DC: DC Kids Edition – Sunday at Comic-Con International is one of DCE’s favorite days of the show! Talent relations director Larry Ganem with the Eisner Award-winning team of Art Baltazar and Franco (Superman Family Adventures, The Green Team), and the ever dynamic Dustin Nguyen (Li’l Gotham) as they showcase their artistic talents in a panel fun for all ages! Room 30CDE

2:00pm3:00pm Keenspot 2013: Red Giant Expands to Consume the Earth – Pioneering webcomics publisher Keenspot returns for their giant-sized 13th annual Comic-Con panel with strategic partner Red Giant Entertainment in tow! Earlier this year Red Giant formally announced its revolutionary free print comic book initiative, the “Giant-Size” line distributing one million free copies every single week to stores across the country beginning in 2014, and this is the place they’ll be revealing new details on each title and the awesome creators at their helms! Plus, get the latest news on the Last Blood and Wayward Sons movie adaptations and much more. Creators scheduled to appear include Benny Powell (Wayward Sons), David Campiti (Exposure), Terry Keefe (Tesla), John Gallagher (BuzzBoy), Steven Parke (Medusa’s Daughter), David Lawrence (Sherwood), Thomas Fischbach (Twokinds), and Bobby Crosby (Last Blood, Marry Me). All attendees will receive a free poster! Room 4

2:00pm-3:00pm Today’s Kids’ Heroes…and Why They Don’t Wear Capes – An all-star panel of kids comics authors, game designers, illustrators, and educators discuss why today’s heroes are often nerdy, quirky, flawed figures battling everyday challenges of social pressure and belonging, and have dropped the capes. Implications for developing the next superhero for aspiring writers, students, and educators will also be discussed. Panelists include Jennifer Holm (Babymouse, Squish), Jonathan Hamel (Tomb Raider), Scott Peterson (Batman: Gotham Adventures), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Tim Travaglini (Open Road Media), Joe Kelly (I Kill Giants, Four Eyes, Man of Action Studios), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), and Talia Hurwich (Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth). Moderated by Meryl Jaffe (Using Content-Area Graphic Novels for Learning, Johns Hopkins University). Room 32AB

2:00pm-3:00pm Witches and Fey, Monsters and Mortals – That vamp’s a tramp; this witch is a real bitch. Pixies will pinch, and the fey go beyond fairly frightening. The ghouls are ghastly, and we mere mortals are growing testy. Oh, and that creepy-looking fella is sprouting fur from his feet, and who knows “were” else! Jeanne Stein (the Anna Strong series) encourages S. M. Wheeler (Sea Change), Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy), Brom (Krampus), Morgan Rhodes (Falling Kingdoms), Amber Benson (The Calliope Reaper-Jones series), Seanan McGuire (The October Daye series), Rachel Caine (the Morganville Vampires series), and C. Robert Cargill (Dreams and Shadows) to provide perspective on the monsters of myth. Room 24ABC

2:15pm-3:15pm Under the Dome – Stars Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Mike Vogel (Bates Motel), and Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight), along with executive producers Brian K. Vaughan (Lost), Neal Bear (Law and Order: SVU), and Jack Bender (Lost), invite you to go under the dome as they discuss the television event of the summer about a small town inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible and indestructible dome. Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, the series follows “Big Jim” (Norris), the only elected official left under the dome whose abiding love for the town may be surpassed only by his desire for power; Dale “Barbie” Barbara (Vogel), an army veteran with a mysterious past; and “Julia Shumway” (Lefevre), the editor of the local newspaper who is coping with the disappearance of her husband, among other residents who are all struggling to uncover the mystery of the dome that has descended upon their town. They must come together to find ways to survive and work to ultimately rebuild their democracy from the ground up, while facing postapocalyptic situations. Follow them on this journey under the dome, where no one can hide and no one’s secret is safe. Room 6BCF

2:15pm-3:15pm World Premiere of Tom and Jerry’s Giant Adventure – Wind down Comic-Con with everyone’s favorite cat-and-mouse combo in an all-new original movie, Tom and Jerry’s Giant Adventure. Tom and Jerry are the animal assistants to Jack, the young owner of a fairy tale-inspired theme park “where dreams come true, if you believe.” Unfortunately, the theme park has fallen on hard times — until some magic beans provide the means for Jack, Tom, and Jerry to get their hands on a golden goose. Along the way, they’ll meet fabled fellows like Droopy, Spike and a massively mean and hungry giant. The voice cast includes Tom Wilson, Garrison Keillor, Paul Reubens, and Grey DeLisle. Producers/directors Spike Brandt (The Looney Tunes Show) and Tony Cervone (The Looney Tunes Show), and seven-time Eisner Award-winning screenwriter Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series) will be on hand to present the film, which will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as a Blu-ray Combo Pack and a digital download on August 6. Room 6A

2:30pm-5:00pm Comic-Con Masquerade Replay – Saturday night’s impressive costuming event is reviewed, audience questions can be answered, and a big-screen video of all the costume entries is presented for those who missed it or who simply want a second look. Hosted by Masquerade director Martin Jaquish and Masquerade assistant John Ruff. (Sorry, we cannot sell copies of the show). Room 8

2:30pm-3:30pm Comics Arts Conference Session #15: The Culture of Comic-Con: Field Studies of Fans and Marketing – Comic-Con offers students of popular culture an amazing venue to study how culture is marketed to and practiced by its fans. Alissa Butler (University of Massachusetts-Boston), Krystal Dean (Wittenberg University), Charity Fowler (Virginia Commonwealth University), Regina Gasser (Wittenberg University), Kenneth J. Garrett (Lynchburg College), Kenley Hoover (Lynchburg College), Nathan Knoebber (Wittenberg University), Sarah Lavinder (Lynchburg College), Lauren Levitt (New York University Steinhardt), and Jessica Stephenson (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) present initial findings from a week-long ethnographic field study of the intersection of fan practice at the nexus of cultural marketing and fan culture that is Comic-Con 2013. Matthew J. Smith (Wittenberg University) moderates. Room 26AB

2:30pm-3:30pm Safety Not Guaranteed – Dystopian societies, postapocalyptic scenarios, enhanced (and deadly) abilities, and mysterious government branches make the future a not-so-safe place to be. Moderator Anna Jarzab (Tandem) joins authors Marie Lu (the Legend series), Gen Albin (Crewel), Brandon Sanderson (Steelheart), Margaret Stohl (Icons), Amy Tintera (Reboot), and Michael Johnston (Frozen) as they discuss what it takes to survive in the future worlds they’ve created. Room 23ABC

2:45pm-3:45pm Joe’s Comics’ Sidekick – J. Michael Straczynski, Studio JMS CEO Patricia Tallman, editor Phil Smith, and other luminaries discuss Joe’s Comics, the new creator-owned imprint from Image. They will be debuting their new title, Sidekick, here at SDCC and providing a glimpse of additional projects coming soon from Joe’s Comics. Room 5AB

3:00pm-4:00pm Archaia Entertainment: The Year of Mouse Guard – After its debut, Mouse Guard has become one of the most popular, beloved, and honored stories in comics, and in 2013, creator David Petersen is not slowing down! This year will see the release of the Mouse Guard Vol. 3: The Black Axe hardcover and the debut of the four-issue Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 miniseries (followed by the release of a hardcover that collects them). In addition, from Skelton Crew comes collectible replica Black Axes, the first in a line of Mouse Guard replica weapons! Moderated by Mel Caylo (Archaia’s marketing manager), join the Eisner Award-winning Petersen and guests, including Jeremy Bastian, Israel Skelton, and more to be announced as they give you a behind-the-scenes look at the making of all this Mouse Guard goodness, preview art from upcoming releases, and answer everything you wanted to know about Mouse Guard! Every attendee will receive a Comic-Con exclusive print of an original David Petersen drawing. Plus, one lucky audience member will win a free copy of the limited Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 Black and White Edition! Room 28DE

3:00pm-4:00pm Business of Cartoon Voices – Interested in a career doing voices for animation and videogames? There are plenty of people around who’ll take your money and tell you how to go about it…but here’s 90 minutes of absolutely free advice from folks who work in the field. Get the scoop from cartoon voice actors Gregg Berger and Candi Milo, agents Pat Brady (C.E.S.D.) and Heather Vergo (Atlas Talent) and your moderator, voice director Mark Evanier (The Garfield Show). Room 25ABC

3:00pm-4:00pm Comic-Con How-To: Drawing with Jim Lee – Join DC Entertainment co-publisher, Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman: Hush) as he talks about his 25+ years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen in this engaging panel. This is a great opportunity to watch the creative process first-hand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Entertainment’s characters to life. Room 2

3:00pm-4:00pm Diamond Select Toys: The Best of All Worlds – Chuck Terceira (director, Diamond Select Toys) and Zach Oat (marketing supervisor) preview upcoming DST products, including Marvel Select, Star Trek Starships, Universal Monsters, Batman, and a brand-new license, with a Q&A to follow. Room 7AB

3:00pm-4:00pm History of Disney Pins: The Tradition of Disney Pin Trading and Collecting – A fun discussion with a panel of Disney pin experts featuring actor Holland Hayes and pin author Austin Badgett. Learn about the history, variety, and culture of the miniature works of art at the heart of the most interactive of Disneyana collectibles. Moderated by Jennifer Colyn (PinPics event director). Room 29A

3:00pm-3:50pm It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Screening and Q&A – The Gang returns to Paddy’s Pub with Mac (Rob McElhenney), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Charlie (Charlie Day), Dee (Kaitlin Olson), and Frank (Danny DeVito). It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia was created by McElhenney and is executive produced by McElhenney, Day, Howerton, Michael Rotenberg, Nick Frenkel, Tom Lofaro, Rob Rosell, Scott Marder, and David Hornsby. The show is produced by FX Productions. Hall H

3:00pm-4:00pm Publisher’s Weekly: What’s Next for Graphic Novels in Libraries – Graphic novels have become one of the hottest categories in libraries nationwide, with reader requests driving more and more libraries to acquire significant collections. Publishers Weekly Comics World’s Heidi MacDonald explores the latest developments, including content challenges, digital lending, collection development, ways authors can connect with libraries, the rise of comics for younger readers, and what Common Core will mean for the whole field. With Eva Volin (Alameda Free Library), Karen Green (Columbia University), Josh Elder (Reading with Pictures), and Scott Robins (Toronto Public Library, A Parent’s Guide to the Best Kids’ Comics). Room 32AB

3:00pm-4:00pm Spotlight on Neil Gaiman – Comic-Con special guest Neil Gaiman has crossed over into numerous media. From comics to novels, from kids’ books to animation, from television to movies, Neil remains one of the most popular creators in the world. Visiting Comic-Con this year to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his seminal comics creation The Sandman, he’ll talk about everything that’s going on his career right now. Room 6DE

3:00pm-4:00pm Steampunk Generations: Views of a Genre from Both Ends of Time – Hannah Vaca (high school student), C. J. DeAngelus (educator), William Swanson (electrical engineer), Greg Broadmore (Weta Workshop), Kim Hutsell (Starburner Galactic Courier Service), and Duane Matthews (League of S.T.E.A.M.) discuss perspectives of steampunk as a unique genre, and its attraction to participants a half a century apart. Join the panelists for this discussion moderated by Daniel Bissonette (president, Live Steam Railroad Association). Room 24ABC

3:00pm-4:00pm Turning Your Left-Brain Power into Drawing Skills – Dr. Wei Xu (artist/mathematician, author of Drawing in the Digital Age) explains how simple math and science knowledge can be utilized to make observational drawing much easier to learn. Room 30CDE

3:00pm-4:00pm Where Do Ideas Come From? Banishing the Blank Page – Writer’s block? Artistic anemia? Get unstuck! Former DC, Dark Horse, and CrossGen writer/editor Barbara Randall Kesel (MLP:FIM Fluttershy) outlines strategies and tips for artists and writers facing the Dreaded Dead Brain Doom — a blank page and no ideas for what to write or draw, or how to get started. Room 4

3:30pm-4:30pm Buffy the Musical Once More with Feeling – Let’s end this show with a bang! The powers that be behind Whedonopolis and Fandom Charities present a screening of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode Once More with Feeling as Comic-Con’s big closing event! Many say this is the finest, funniest, most ingenious episode ever to come out of the Buffyverse. But remember, the best part of the show is up to you! This episode was made for talkin’ — back, that is — and singing and shouting and dancing in the aisles, with or without your dry cleaning! Audience participation: It isn’t just for Rocky Horror and mob riots anymore. Room 6BCF

3:30pm-4:30pm Comic-Con Talkback – John Rogers, president of the Comic-Con board of directors, will be present to listen to attendees’ concerns about this year’s event. Room 23ABC

3:30pm-4:30pm First Second: Gene Yang and Paul Pope In Conversation – First Second authors Paul Pope (Battling Boy) and Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints) discuss their creative process, their magical-realist storytelling techniques, and their exciting upcoming books — projects that each author has been working on for the past five years. Room 26AB

3:30pm5:00pm Starship Smackdown Redux 3D: Ultimate Platinum Collector’s Edition – The greatest spaceships in the history of the universe converge in the ultimate conflagration for the highly-coveted Smackdown title in Comic-Con’s most scholarly and serious panel ever convened. Will the Starship Enterprise once again defeat an Imperial Star Destroyer? Can the Serenity make mincemeat out of the Battlestar Galactica? Can you get cell reception in the TARDIS? And will Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson once again suddenly show up to save the Spaceship of the Imagination from certain doom? The panel of expert spaceshipologists outwit, outplay and outphaser, starring Daren Dochterman (ST: TMP Special Edition), Chris Gossett (The Red Star: Rapidfire, Tales of the Jedi), Ashley E. Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor), Steve Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Transformers: Prime), Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise, ST:TNG Blu-ray), Kathryn Reindl (Twisted, Twilight Zone), and the Gene Rayburn of the stars, moderator Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, Femme Fatales, DOA: Dead Or Alive), along with some very special surprise guests. End your weekend the San Diego way with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all time in this or any other dimension, known or unknown. All new ships, all new quips. Room 6A

3:45pm-5:00pm Pro/Fan Trivia Match – Len Wein (creator of Wolverine) leads his Purple Pros against comics fan trivia buffs Tom Galloway, David Oates, and Peter Svensson in a contest of trivia about characters and concepts who debuted in 1963 and celebrate their Golden Anniversary this year, such as the X-Men, Avengers, Doom Patrol, JLA-JSA team-ups, and more. Come for the trivia, stay for the bad jokes and trash talk! Room 5AB

3:50pm-4:40pm Sons of Anarchy – Get an inside look into the world of FX’s highest-rated series ever, with creator Kurt Sutter (The Shield), executive producer/director Paris Barclay (NYPD Blue), and the full cast: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman, Maggie Siff, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie, and Jimmy Smits. Hall H

4:00pm-5:00pm End Bullying! Responding to Cruelty in Our Culture – Have you or someone you love been a target of bullying? Join this life-changing discussion on how to overcome bullying, and learn strategies to create witnesses and allies out of bystanders. NOH8 makes it’s first-ever Comic-Con appearance, with founders Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley along with Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time), Brad Bell (Husbands), Chase Masterson (Doctor Who: Big Finish), Bonnie Burton (Girls Against Girls: Why We are Mean to Each Other and How We Can Change), Jenna Busch (entertainment editor, Fan TV), and Ashley Eckstein (Star Wars: The Clone Wars). Special topics include geek bullying, LGBT bullying, cyberbullying, and analyzing how media and entertainment affect attitudes toward bullying and aggression. Moderated by author (and mother of Katie the Star Wars Girl) Carrie Goldman (Harper Collins’ Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear). Room 4

4:00pm-5:00pm Everything You Wanted to Know About Live Action Role Playing… But Were Too Embarrassed to Ask – Live action role playing or “LARP” is one of the oldest forms of artistic expression, and it’s growing into a huge global movement. Besides being an oft-misunderstood activity in movies and television, LARP is used for psychological research, military simulation, business training, and classroom education. Our panel of experts will explain the differences and similarities between LARP and cosplay, transmedia, ARGs, jeepform, and all forms of participatory, interactive, communal storytelling. They’ll trace the history of LARP and examine what’s going on with LARP in other countries, including the Nordic nations, as well as in America. With Kaza Marie Ayersman (The Larp Girl), Nick Baumann (The League of S.T.E.A.M.), Dave Funk (co-founder,, Ira Ham (Wyrd Con, LLC), Tom Miller (lead designer of, and Lisa Schaefer (IFGS). Moderated by Aaron Vanek (Founder, Seekers Unlimited). Room 30CDE

4:00pm-5:00pm Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule – A goal, a good idea, discipline, and skills are only the start of what you need for your project to succeed. Knowing the basics of group dynamics, forming and then working with a group without mortally wounding each other is the difference between your project’s success or failure. This panel is the one-stop place to learn the 101s of those topics. No matter which industry (comics, illustration, movies, design, animation, or costuming/cosplay), “breaking in” has never been more apt a term than in today’s media. It is a full-time job, and you only have part-time hours to accomplish it. The panelists represent a broad cross section of levels of authority, departments, media, work pipelines, and sizes of organizations from a variety of media, including illustration, writing, design, animation, podcasting, and live-action filming. Topher Davila (art director, and co-creator/co-producer, We’re Always Like This), Sean Glumace (digital arts instructor at Golden West College, comic book letterer), Kevin Flessing (co-writer, We’re Always Like This), Mario Martinez (co-creator, TomatoTV), Aleister Gilgrim (creative director, ICS Mobile), Brendan Creecy (Radio BrendoMan podcast), Ron Coleman (molecular geneticist and writer), Jonelle Davila (co-producer, We’re Always Like This), and Chris Dickens (writer and co-creator of Vigilante Project) provide content that is a mixture of speaking, questions and some short interactive applications where the audience can directly apply the topics covered. Room 24ABC

4:00pm-5:00pm Get Comics Anywhere – Patrick Yurick and Alonso Nunez (Little Fish Comic Book Studio and American BOOOM! founders) lead a discussion on how the advent of 21st century tools such as phone and tablet apps, responsive web design, Google+ hangouts OnAir, Facebook, webcomics, and more have changed everything about how comics get read by consumers. Panelists include Dan Archer (comics journalist,, Mark Luetke (web developer and adjunct professor at VCUarts, 2816 Monument), Jesus Flores and Phuc Nguyen (app developers and American BOOOM! app development team), and Jason Brubaker ( and Room 28DE

4:00pm5:00pm How to Create Your Own Novel: From the First Idea to Publishing, and What You Need to Sell Your Work to TV and Film – America’s youngest multiple-award-winning authors The Winner Twins will teach you how to create your own novel step by step, from building your universe to overcoming writer’s block to the different paths to publishing. The teenage twins are national bestselling authors who have written four science fiction novels who have taught their unique creative writing method to hundreds of thousands of teachers and students across the country. Guest panelists Rob Prior (director, artist, and creator of the new series Red Brick Road [Warner Brothers] and director of No Turning Back) and Mitchell Gutman (professor at the New York Film Academy and producer at Certain Plays) will teach you how to create a film or TV treatment from your novel and how to pitch it. Room 32AB

4:00pm-5:00pm The Battle for Multicultural Heroes – The pop culture explosion through gaming, comics, TV, and film has opened up new opportunities for cultural diversity; however, many obstacles still exists. In this humorous but poignant discussion, Diverse geek experts discuss breaking ethnic stereotypes and what changes need to happen for us to boldly go into the future. Panelists include Tony B. Kim (founder of, Andre Meadows (creator of Black Nerd Comedy on YouTube), Linda Le (cosplayer and designer), and Marlene Bonnelly (producer of Room 7AB

4:15pm-5:00pm Harry Potter: Still Magic! – The Harry Potter book and movie canons are closed (though Pottermore and Universal’s Wizarding Worlds are open). Sixteen years after we first went to Hogwarts, fans are still discussing, creating and gathering online and in person to share their love for J. K. Rowling’s stories, and for the fandom! Look back, ahead, and into the Mirror of Erised with forever HP fans, including moderator Heidi Tandy (, Joey Richter and Brian Rosenthal (Team StarKid/A Very Potter Senior Year), Mark Oshiro (, Harrison Homel (International Quidditch Association), Leslie Combemale (ArtInsights), Alex Carpenter (The Remus Lupins), and Lauren Bird (HP Alliance). Room 6DE

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Source: Official Comic-Con Website

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