Frankensteining Together The San Diego Comic Con 2014 Panels So Far

10424311_736170486447891_8050559671175085618_nTomorrow, we see the full reveal of Wednesday and Thursday’s programming at San Diego Comic Con. And then every day from then we’ll get the corresponding day’s programming.

But quite a lot of folk have released panel details already. So… let’s Frankenstein together what’s already out there and start getting way ahead of ourselves!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

Before the show: Image Comics Expo at the Hilton Bayfront.

Pilot screenings for: “The Flash” (CW), “Constantine” (NBC) and “iZombie” (CW), along with a new episode of “Teen Titans Go!” (Cartoon Network) from 6 p.m. in Ballroom 20.

THURSDAY, JULY 24

“24″ (Fox, 10 a.m., Ballroom 20) Sneak preview and Q&A with the cast moderated by exec producer Jon Cassar.

Shonen Jump (10AM). Expected to Appear: Junko Takeuchi.

WONDERBOOK: Writers on Creativity and Inspiration (Room 28DE, 10AM). Expected to Appear: Jeff Vandermeer, Lev Grossman, Charles Yu, Anina Bennett, Paul Guinan, Ann VanderMeer moderator.

Taming The Web (Room 24ABC, 10:30AM). Scheduled to Appear: Leah Cevoli.

Comics Arts Conference Session #1: Comics and Nations (Room 26AB, 10:30AM-12PM). Aerum Jeong (University of California, Los Angeles) examines how Lob and Rochette’s graphic novel trilogy Le Transperceneige and the filmic adaptation Snowpiercer use local cultural and political motifs to construct a space in which the readers/viewers can imagine themselves as part of a nation. Expected to Appear: Aerum Jeong, Sam Cannon, Cathy Thomas.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature (Room 5AB, 11AM-12PM). Expected to Appear: Marie Lu.

How Fan Fiction Can Lead to Being a Professional (11AM-12PM). Expected to Appear: Justin Robinson, Katherine Fugate, Melissa Good, Nancy Holder, Dru Pagliassotti, Nancy Cornell-Healy, Sherri Rabinowitz.

“Under the Dome” (CBS, 11:15 a.m., Ballroom 20) Stars Mike Vogel, Dean Norris, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford and Eddie Cahill join executive producer Neal Baer to preview the rest of season 2 and offer a sneak peek at upcoming episodes.

11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m. How to Get News Coverage — Small Press Publishers, what makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, interviews and what doesn’t? A lot of publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it and 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) Albert Ching (Comics Book Resources), Amy Chu (DC Comics), Holly Golightly (BroadSword Comics), Glenn Hauman (Comic Mix), Rich Johnston (Bleeding Cool),Alan Kistler (The Mary Sue), Francis Sky (First Comics News), Tanya Tate (First Comics News),J.C. Vaughn (Scoop), Josh Waldrop (M1W Entertainment) and Bryan Young (Huffington Post, Big Shiny Robot). Find out what it takes to self-promote and make a significant impact on your ability to sell your comic. Room: 8

“Dig” (USA, 11:30 a.m., Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront) A preview of the new series featuring Tim Kring, Carol Barbee and Alison Sudol with Gideon Raff, Jason Isaacs, Anne Heche and Lauren Ambrose live via satellite from Israel.

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund – Using Graphic Novels in Education. (Room 30CDE, 12PM-1PM).

Comics Arts Conference Session #2: Clouds or Sunshine: Forecasting How Business and Law Will Affect Creativity in Comics (Room 26AB, 12PM-1PM). Law professor Marc H. Greenberg (Golden Gate University School of Law) and business professor and futurist Rob Salkowitz (University of Washington), authors of Comic Art, Creativity and the Law and Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture, consider how changes such as derivative copyright law, digital delivery of comics, and transmediation will affect the creative process and the comics industry in the near and long-term future.  Expected to Appear: Marc H. Greenberg.

Digital Comics (12PM-1PM). Expected to Appear: Rita Piccolo, Colleen Coover, Batton Lash, Jeff Smith, Paul Tobin. Moderator Mark Waid.

“Scorpion” (CBS, 12:05 p.m., Ballroom 20) Cast members Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick and Katharine McPhee will be on hand to preview the freshman drama with executive producers Nick Santora, Nicholas Wootton, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Justin Lin, as well as Walter O’Brien, the man who inspired CBS’ new fall drama.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (12:30PM). Expected to Appear: Michael de Plater, Phil Straub, Christian Cantamessa, Troy Baker.

“Legends” (TNT, 12:30 p.m., Room 6A) Screening of the new Sean Bean drama followed by a Q&A.

Comics Arts Conference Session #3: British Comics, Genre, and the Special Relationship with American Comics (Room 26AB, 1PM-2:30PM). Chris Murray (University of Dundee) discusses the often overlooked and peculiar history of British Superheroes, arguing that they reflect the changing relationship between the two countries in the aftermath of World War II. Expected to Appear: Chris Murray, Julia Round, Phillip Vaughan.

“Reign” (CW, 1:15 p.m., Ballroom 20) Stars Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows and Toby Regbo, and executive producer Laurie McCarthy will preview season 2 of the period drama.

Avatar Press – Cutting Edge Publishing & Mega Writers, 1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m., Room: 4

2000 AD Zarjaz Hour (Room 29A, 2PM). Expected to Appear: Jock, Chris Burnham, Henry Flint, and Michael Carroll.

“Community” (Yahoo Screen, 2:15 p.m., Ballroom 20) TV Guide Magazine presents: Greendale Forever, a Tribute to “Community” with executive producers Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna, along with the cast.

Comics Arts Conference Session #4: Teaching Critical Comics in an Era of Standardization and the Common Core: The Pragmatics of a Transformative Pedagogy (Room 26AB, 2:30PM-3:30PM). Antero Garcia (Colorado State University) and Peter Carlson (Green Dot Public Schools) provide educators with specific planning and facilitation strategies for using graphic novels and comics in the classroom to enhance student participation, academic discourse, and achievement.  Expected to Appear: Antero Garcia, Peter Carlson.

Meet the Flintstones, Meet George Jetson: Hanna Barbera Beginnings (Room 24ABC, 2:30PM-3:30PM). Wouldn’t it be great to be a fly on the wall in 1963 in Hanna Barbera Studios with 3 men who helped make it such an essential part of cartoon history?  SDCC special guest, animator Willie Ito, gathers his friends and cohorts Tony Benedict (writer: Flintstones, The Jetsons) and Jerry Eisenberg (layout artist: Flintstones, Jetsons) to discuss what made early Hanna Barbera into the powerhouse of cartoon history it became.  Moderated by Leslie Combemale (Film Artist advocate/owner ArtInsights Animation & Film Art Gallery).  Expected to Appear: Willie Ito, Tony Benedict, Jerry Eisenberg, Leslie Combemale.

The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con: Positive Portrays of Women in Pop Culture (Room 7AB, 3PM-4PM). Expected to Appear: Jane Espenson, Jennifer K. Stuller

Musical Anatomy of a Superhero (Indigo Ballroom, 3PM-4PM). Leading Hollywood composers discuss the process of creating the musical voice behind the superhero, explain the challenges when bringing a comic book character or story to life and writing music to reflect the story line.  Panelists will show film clips of their work, some from never-before-seen projects. Event produced by Costa Communications. Expected to Appear: Brian Tyler (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ironman 3), Tyler Bates (Guardians of The Galaxy, 300, Watchmen), Graeme Revell (Fox’s Gotham, Daredevil, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider), John Ottman (X-Men: Days of Future Past, X2, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer), Blake Neely (CW’s The Flash, Arrow, No Ordinary Family), Christophe Beck (Frozen, Edge of Tomorrow, Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

“Teen Wolf” (MTV, 3:30 p.m., Ballroom 20) Executive producer Jeff Davis and cast members Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, Shelley Hennig and Dylan Sprayberry will share season four secrets and a midseason trailer with fans.

That Again? Avoiding Repition in Animated Features (Room 26AB, 3:30PM-4:30PM). In recent years, animated features have enjoyed an enormous financial success: The three top-grossing animated films of 2013 accounted for 10% of the total US box office. Despite this unprecedented success, critics and filmmakers have complained of a sameness creeping into the design and story of many films. Charles Solomon, an internationally respected critic and author of sixteen books on the subject, will lead the discussion about the state of the animated feature and its future as both a medium of artistic expression and a financially viable form of filmmaking. Expected to Appear: David Silverman, Doug Sweetland and Morishima Taro.

Batman 75: Legends of the Dark Knight panel discussion with veteran Batman creatives Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, Denny O’Neil, Neal Adams, Jim Lee, current series writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. The panel will take place at 3:30 p.m

George RR Martin Discusses in The House of the Worm, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: Indigo

ASIFA-HOLLYWOOD Presents Animation in Video Games (Room 5AB, 4PM-5PM). What does it take to animate a video game? How does animation in video games differ from conventional animated media and where does it overlap? ASIFA-Hollywood invites you to join the panel for a lively discussion on the wide array of disciplines and possibilities in video game animation, which will include artists who have experience in CG key frame, motion capture, sprites, hand-drawn and dynamic animation. This is a panel aspiring game animators don’t want to miss!

Hannibal (Ballroom 20, 4:45PM)

Breaking Barriers: Transgender Trends in Popular Culture (Room 28DE, 5PM-6PM). In recent years, transgender creators have gained visibility in comics, movies, and television after long being consigned to the shadows. From coming out and transition to navigating gender politics in a world still struggling to understand, cartoonists, writers, and filmmakers are investing their work with unique personal experiences as their characters learn to live and love in new and unexpected ways. Expected to Appear: Dylan Edwards, Melanie Gillman, J.D. Saxon, Elizabeth Lain, Ashley Love, Michelle Nolan. Moderator: Tara Madison.

Costumes as a Career (Room 23ABC, 5PM-6PM). Ever wanted to know what it takes to design costumes for some of the biggest TV shows and movies? I.A.T.S.E. Union Local 892 Costumer Designers Guild has put together a panel of experts to fill you in. Expected to Appear: Kristin Burke (Sleepy Hollow), Brigitta Romanov (Glee), Gina Dedomenico (Godzilla), Cate Adair (Vice President, Costume Designers Guild Local 892 Union), Eddie Marks (Western Costume Company), Celia Sedwick Rogus (Creative Director, FIDM Film & TV Costume Design Advanced Study Program) and Shane Mahan (Co-Founder of Legacy Effects). Moderated by Chrisi Karvonides (UCLA – Theater Film & TV Costume Design Program Department Head, CDG Member).

TheOneRing.Net: An Unofficial Look At The Final Middle-Earth Film “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (Indigo Ballroom, 5PM-6PM).

“Witches of East End” (Lifetime, 5:45 p.m., Room 6DE) Following a preview of the second season the cast, including Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rachel Boston, Madchen Amick, Daniel DiTomasso and Eric Winter, and executive producers Rich Hatem and Maggie Friedman, will participate with an audience Q&A.

“Star Wars Rebels” (Disney XD, 6 p.m., Room 6BCF) Executive producers Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg will be joined by stars Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar and Taylor Gray to reveal exclusive content and discuss making the show.

“Penny Dreadful” (Showtime, 6 p.m., Ballroom 20) Panel session with series stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and Harry Treadaway, and series creator, writer and executive producer John Logan.  Moderated by Aisha Tyler.

“Batman: The Complete TV Series” (6 p.m., Hall H) Series stars Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar will appear to promote the remastered series collection to be released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD in November.

Children’s Hospital” (Adult Swim, 6 p.m., Room 25ABC)  Creator and star Rob Corddry will share an exclusive video sneak peak at season 6 and will be joined by members of the show’s cast for a Q&A.

LGBT Geek Year in Review (Room 28DE, 6PM-7PM). In the past few years, the geek world has been filled with many noteworthy moments of importance to the queer fan. Some were fabulous, some were unfortunate, some were misguided and some were “blink and you missed it”. Expected to Appear: Diane Anderson-Minshall, Trish Bendix, Matt Kane, and Sean Z. Maker.

Hip-Hop & Comics: Cultures Combining (7PM).

PodCRASH Live (Room 25ABC, 7PM). Expected to Appear: Judah Friedlander, Steve Agee, Yoshi Obayashi, Tommy Bechtold, Stephen Kramer Glickman, Chris Gore.

Robotech (Room 6DE, 7PM).

“Sharknado 2: The Second One” (Syfy, 7:15 p.m., Room 6BCF) Stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox, Kari Wuhrer, Judah Friedlander and director Anthony C. Ferrante preview the second installment of the TV blockbuster.

Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog (Room 6BCF, 8:30PM-10PM). Join the fun and sing along as the California Browncoats screen Internet sensation Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Enter the horrible costume contest and win horrible prizes in four categories. Best Dr. Horrible, Captain Hammer, Penny, and “other” character from the show; and a grand prize awarded to one well prepared individual for “Best in Show”. DO NOT BOUNCE!

Comics on Comics LIVE!. (Room 26AB, 8:30PM-10PM). Expected to Appear: Javi Grillo Marxuach, Rich Johnston (sorry no…), Jon Schnepp, and more.

FRIDAY, JULY 25

9:30AM – 10:20AM 
ComicsPRO Fresh Start: Get your day at Comic-Con off to a great start with ComicsPRO – the comics retailer trade association. Retailers, publishers, and distributors are welcome to kick off their convention day with colleagues, coffee, bagels, and conversation. Bring your business card! Room 19

The Big Bang Theory” (CBS, 10 a.m., Ballroom 20) The “BBT” writers are back to share more secrets behind the hit comedy.

Vengeance & Villains (Room 32AB, 10AM-11AM). Come hear your favorite authors talk about the dubious bad guys they write about and the characters that teach them a lesson. Expected to Appear: Rachel Caine, Marie Lu, Arwen Elys Dayton, Ann Aguirre, Kimberly Derting, Kiersten White, Allen Zadoff, Tobias Buckbell. Moderator: Michael Carroll. [1]

Star Wars Origami: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Room 7AB
Origami Master folder Chris Alexander (author of Star Wars Origami) demonstrates and teaches the master folding techniques to make Star Wars origami figures. Attendees will fold an exclusive Comic-Con model along with other art from the Star Wars universe. Materials included!

Comics Arts Conference #5: Rescued by Batman: Finding Hope in Something Terrible(Room 26AB, 10:30AM-11:30AM). Superhero comic books are often dismissed or derided as “power fantasies” or “escapism,” but is that always a negative? Incongruous as it may seem for Dean Trippe’s Something Terrible to deal with childhood trauma, sexual abuse, and Batman, Trippe has used his comic to deal with his own past, which has then helped other people with difficult backgrounds. Expected to Appear: Tommy Cash, Dean Trippe.

State of the Industry: 10:30AM -11:20AM
  Comic book and graphic novel sales in direct market comic shops continue to grow. Join ComicsPRO board members as we discuss the year behind us and look forward to the year ahead. Room 18

Edgar R. Burroughs panel (Room 8, 10:30AM-11:30AM). Expected to Appear: Diana Leto.

Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Room 7AB
For the first time, Lucasfilm has opened its Archives to present comprehensive storyboards for the original Star Wars trilogy — the world-changing A New Hope and its operatic sequels, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi — as well as never-before-published art from early conceptual and deleted scenes, in a new book from Abrams: Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy. Former ILM art director Joe Johnston will discuss the newest addition to the Abrams Star Wars library, and the singular experience of creating the iconic trilogy’s storyboards with his stellar art dept team. Johnston won an Academy Award for Best Visual effects for his work on Raiders of the Lost Ark, and has directed Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, The Rocketeer, Jumanji, Jurassic Park III, Hidalgo, and Captain America: The First Avenger. Moderated by Lucasfilm editor J.W. Rinzler.

Teen Wolf Fanworks Discussion (Room 29A, 11AM-12PM). Join panelists daunt (artist), febricant (Not As Described), magneticwave (we knew every line), rashaka (The Next Level Is Real), the_deep_magic (Pack Up; Don’t Stray), and zjofierose (Holding Your Own Weight) for an in-depth discussion on Teen Wolf Fanworks. We’ll talk about process, tropes, controlling one’s own fandom space, interacting with other members of the fandom, the challenges vs joys of creating fanworks, and more. Expected to Appear: daunt, febricant, magneticwave, rashaka, the_deep_magic, zjofierose.

Legend of Korra (Friday, Ballroom 20, 11:15AM-12:15PM)

11:30AM – 12:15PM 
Promoting Your Store — What’s Working, What’s Not: Social media, ad media, email marketing, in store promotions such as Free Comic Book Day, etc. Let’s brainstorm together how we can better promote our stores and products so we can keep the strong sales momentum. Room 18

Comics Arts Conference #6: Comics and Form (Room 26AB, 11:30AM-1PM). Storytelling in comic books and graphic novels relies on an array of diverse and powerful techniques that engage readers and construct a sense of time and space in fictional “realities,” to varying degrees of success.  Expected to Appear: Keegan Lannon, Aaron Poppleton, Michael J. Muniz, Poe Johnson, Amal Shafek.

“iZombie” (CW, 11:30 a.m., Room 6BCF) Following a screening of the pilot episode cast members Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli and Robert Buckley will take part in a Q&A with executive producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright.

Is It Steampunk? (12PM-1PM). You’ve heard of Steampunk, but what exactly distinguishes this unique sub-genre from other branches of Science Fiction?  Join an all-star panel of Steampunk experts as they dissect and debate pop culture examples of literature, movies, TV, video games, comics and more in a rapid-fire showdown that will push boundaries and defy expectations in a quest to finally answer the question, “is it Steampunk?” Expected to Appear: Andrew Fogel, Paul Guinan, Anina Bennett, Claire “Shoom’Iah” Hummel, Thomas Wileford.

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund – Dr. Wertham’s War on Comics (Room 30CDE, 12PM-1PM).

Hasbro: Star Wars (Room 7AB: 12PM-1PM). Join members of the Hasbro brand and design team including Jeff Labovitz (director, Global Brand Marketing, Hasbro), Bill Rawley (design manager, Hasbro), and more as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line. Attendees will also get a sneak peek of upcoming, never-before-seen action figures from the highly anticipated Star Wars Rebels animated series.

Hasbro: Star Wars: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Room 7AB
Join members of the Hasbro brand and design team including Jeff Labovitz (director, Global Brand Marketing, Hasbro), Bill Rawley (design manager, Hasbro), and more as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line. Attendees will also get a sneak peek of upcoming, never-before-seen action figures from the highly anticipated Star Wars Rebels animated series.MC, 12:20 p.m., Hall H)

The Walking Dead (Hall H, 12:20PM-1:20PM). Stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chad Coleman and Michael Cudlitz join executive producers Scott Gimple, Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert to preview season 5 of the hit drama.

“Bones” (Fox, 12:30 p.m., Ballroom 20)  David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel and executive producer Stephen Nathan return to share intel from the set and preview the upcoming 10th season of the show.

12:30 p.m., WBIE and Monolith Productions will host a panel for the anticipated game “Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor,” discussing how the game’s innovation evolves storytelling while exploring the history of the Rings of Power. Panelists will include Monolith’s Michael de Plater and Phil Straub, as well as the game’s lead writer, Christian Cantamessa, and voice actor Troy Baker, moderated by Professor Janet Croft.

Comics Arts Conference #7: Comics and Gender (Room 26AB, 1PM-2:30PM). ow sexist are superhero comic books? How fairly do comic book creators depict females and femininity, and how do we view the creators who attempt to introduce feminist values? Expected to Appear: Rebecca Sader, Matthew J. Brown, Annamarie O’Brien.

Star Wars: Collectibles Update: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00pm, Room 7AB
Join eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles for product development insights and exclusive previews of the latest in Star Wars collectibles. Moderated by Anita Castellar of Lucas Licensing.

Costume Illustration (Room 23ABC, 1PM-2PM). The hottest costume illustrators of the day will talk about their latest blockbuster projects, the creative process, and what it’s like working with some of the top costume designers. Expected to Appear: Alan Villanueva (The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1 & 2), Constantine Sekeris (Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice), Christian Cordella (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Phillip Boutte Jr. (X-Men: Days of Future Past), and Arianne Phillips (Kingsman).

A Career In The Comics: How I Started & What I Learned (1PM2-PM). Expected to Appear: Rita Piccolo.

Gravity Falls (Room 6AM, 1PM). Expected to Appear: Creator Alex Hirsch, Thurop Van Orman [123]

Star Wars: Collectibles Update (Room 7AB, 1PM-2PM). Join eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles for product development insights and exclusive previews of the latest in Star Wars collectibles. Moderated by Anita Castellar of Lucas Licensing.

The Chair (Marriott Hall 1&2, 1:30PM). Expected to Appear: Chris Moore, Zachary Quinto, Shane Dawson, Anna Martemucci.

Star Wars: A New Dawn: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m., Room 7AB
The new era of Star Wars storytelling begins in September with Star Wars: A New Dawn. Join New York Times bestselling author John Jackson Miller, Shelly Shapiro (editor, Del Rey), Frank Parisi (editor, Del Rey), Jennifer Heddle (senior editor, Lucasfilm), Pablo Hidalgo (Lucasfilm Story Group), Vanessa Marshall (Hera in Star Wars Rebels), along with Dave Filoni (executive producer, Star Wars Rebels), as they discuss the planning and process of Star Wars: A New Dawn, and present the list of upcoming Star Wars novels from Del Rey.

Star Wars: A New Dawn (Room 7AB, 2PM-3PM). The new era of Star Wars storytelling begins in September with Star Wars: A New Dawn. Join New York Times bestselling author John Jackson Miller, Shelly Shapiro (editor, Del Rey), Frank Parisi (editor, Del Rey), Jennifer Heddle (senior editor, Lucasfilm), Pablo Hidalgo (Lucasfilm Story Group), Vanessa Marshall (Hera in Star Wars Rebels), along with Dave Filoni (executive producer, Star Wars Rebels), as they discuss the planning and process of Star Wars: A New Dawn, and present the list of upcoming Star Wars novels from Del Rey.

LGBT Comics For Young Readers (Room 28DE, 2PM-3PM). Comics are a universal medium presenting us with an amazing range of stories and characters including more LGBT stories and characters than ever before. Since comics appeal to young and old alike, how do creators use the medium to present LGBT content and characters for younger audiences? What comics are out there for teens and younger readers? How can parents, librarians and educators introduce such books to young people? Expected to Appear: Brian Andersen, Charles “Zan” Christensen, Dusty Jack, Mahou Shounen, Grace Ellison, Dan Parent, Robert Paul, and Elizabeth Watasin.

Cosplay Makeup 101 (Room 29A, 2PM-3PM). his panel goes into what it takes to perfect your cosplay by having great makeup to go with it. It will cover beauty makeup, appliance application, special fx makeup, sculpting, molding, and casting. Expected to Appear: Dawn “Siryn” Banks, Chrissy Lynn, Aubriana Zurilgen, Angie Davis, and Daniela Bernotas.

“Outlander” (Starz, 2:15 p.m., Room 6A) Author Diana Gabaldon and showrunner Ron Moore will join cast members Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Graham McTavish and Lotte Verbeek to preview the hotly anticipated historical adaptation.

“Mike Tyson Mysteries” (Adult Swim, 2:30 p.m., Indigo Ballroom) Mike Tyson will preview his new animated series on a panel including Rachel Ramras, Jim Rash and producer Hugh Davidson.

Comics Arts Conference #8: Who Created Batman? (Room 26AB, 2:30PM-3:30PM). Who really created Batman? Was it the Caped Crusader’s officially credited creator, Bob Kane, or was it his secret collaborator, Bill Finger? What did editor Vince Sullivan, artist Jerry Robinson, writer Gardner Fox, and others contribute when first shaping Batman mythos from the Dark Knight’s debut in 1939 until he gained a young crime-fighting partner, a clownish arch-foe, and a feline femme fatale one year later? Pulling from interviews, biographies, personal communications, and external evidence, experts conduct a forensic investigation into this question of historical, cultural, and ethical importance. Expected to Appear: Dr. Travis Langley, Tom Andrae, Anthena Finger, Marc Tyler Nobleman, Denny O’Neil, Brad Ricca, Jens Robinson, Michael Ulsan, Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson.

2:30PM – 4:00PM
 Will Eisner “Spirit of Retailing” Award Video Viewing: Joe Ferrara (Atlantis Fantasyworld, CA), a recipient of and facilitator for the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award presents a look at the videos for this year’s award finalists. Great time to steal some in-store ideas! Room 18

Words & Pictures/Graphic Novel (Room 9, 3PM). Expected to Appear: Michael Cho.

Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Room 7AB
Ralph McQuarrie’s art for the original Star Wars trilogy is introduced to a new generation of young readers in Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight. Join New York Times bestselling author Tony DiTerlizzi as he talks about the conceptualization of this project and the process, challenges, and privileges of writing to the works of a legend. Moderated by J.W. Rinzler (executive editor, Lucasfilm).

Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight (Room 7AB, 3PM-4PM). Ralph McQuarrie’s art for the original Star Wars trilogy is introduced to a new generation of young readers in Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight. Join New York Times bestselling author Tony DiTerlizzi as he talks about the conceptualization of this project and the process, challenges, and privileges of writing to the works of a legend. Moderated by J.W. Rinzler (executive editor, Lucasfilm).

“The 100″ (CW, 3:15 p.m., Room 6BCF) Executive producer Jason Rothenberg will present a special video presentation followed by a Q&A.

Women Below the Line (Room 26AB, 3:30PM-4:30PM). We will explore the non-tradition rolls of women in the Comic and the Entertainment industry. We will talk to female editors, illustrators, prop fabricators, stunt professional, assistant directors and creature creators, in the industry. The discussion is focused on success stories, and how to follow your dreams in the industry, while exploring “gender rolls” in the creative professions. Expected to Appear: Sheyne Fleischer, Tess Fowler Gutierrez, Alicia Minette, Marisha Ray, Aubriana Zurligen.

“Bates Motel” (A&E, 3:30 p.m., Room 6A) Series stars Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Olivia Cooke and Nestor Carbonell join executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin for a panel discussion.

“Bob’s Burgers” (Fox, 4 p.m., Indigo Ballroom) Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive and the cast, including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy entertain with exclusive footage and a Q&A.

4:00PM – 5:00PM
 So You Want to Be a Comics Retailer? Please note: this panel is open to all convention attendees! A great opportunity for those interested in opening their own comic book specialty stores and a chance for the curious to get a peek behind the profession of comics retailing. Bring your best questions for our panel of veteran comic book specialty retailers, including ComicsPRO board members Joe Field (Flying Colors Comics, Concord CA) and Carr D’Angelo (Earth-2, Sherman Oaks & Northridge CA). Room 28DE

Reading With Pictures – Getting the Most Out Of Graphic Novels In Your Classroom & Library (Room 29A, 4PM-5PM).

Brands Gone Geek (Room 24ABC, 4PM-5PM). Expected to Appear: Ed Catto, Kris Longo.

“The Originals” (CW, 4:15 p.m., Ballroom 20) Executive producers Julie Plec and Michael Narducci will join series stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes and Danielle Campbell for a special presentation and Q&A.

“Vikings” (History, 4:45 p.m., Room 6A) Exclusive season 3 footage and panel discussion with Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen and Alexander Ludwig along with writer and creator Michael Hirst, and Julian Hobbs from History Programming.

Popular Media in the Elementary Classroom (Room 29A, 5PM-6PM). Expected to Appear: Danielle L.

ASIFA-HOLLYWOOD Presents: The State of the Animation Industry (Room 4, 5PM-6PM). How is animation doing in 2014? How can I enter the field? Is 2D dead? Join panelists Miguel Jiron (Despicable Me 2), Raul Garcia (Melon Digital S.L.), Brooke Keesling (Cartoon Network), Steve Hulett (The Animation Guild), Danny Young (Blurr Studios), and moderated by Tom Sito (Beauty and the Beast, Shrek). From motion picture production to creating animated shorts for the internet, the panel will discuss the industry across all disciplines as it is today, and how animators find and create jobs. The panel will include professionals from major and independent studios, gaming, and commercial production.

“Archer” (FX, 5 p.m, Indigo Ballroom) An original short will be screened along with the season 6 premiere, followed by a Q&A with H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Lucky Yates, Adam Reed and Casey Willis.

Husbands (Room 23ABC, 5PM-6PM). Expected to Appear: Jane Espenson, Brad Bell, Sean Hemeon, Eli Gonda, Jenna Busch

Conversation with Chip Kidd (Room 28DE, 5PM). Expected to Appear: Chip Kidd, Michael Cho.

5:15PM – 6:15PM 
Celebration of 24 Hour Comic Day: 2014 is the 10th anniversary of 24 Hour Comic Day. Please come by and celebrate with us! We’ll reminisce about past years while also discussing how to make October 4th, 2014 the best 24 Hour Comic Day ever. Room 18

Dominion (Room 6DE, 5:30pM-6:30PM). When angels wage war on humans, you can bet it’ll make for one hell of a Comic-Con panel. Join series’ stars Chris Egan (Alex Lannon), Tom Wisdom (Archangel Michael), Roxanne McKee (Claire Riesen), Alan Dale (General Riesen), Anthony Stewart Head (Senator David Whele) and Executive Producer Vaun Wilmott as they initiate you into the world of Dominion, Syfy’s all-new hit series. They’ll also share details about what goes on behind the scenes in post-apocalyptic Vega.

“Brickleberry!” (Comedy Central, 5:30 p.m, Room 25ABC) A live table read with the cast followed by a new episode screening and panel with cast and creators Waco O’Guin, Roger Black, David Herman, Tom Kenny, Jerry Minor and Natasha Leggero.

Max Brooks – Zombies vs. Vampires: The Extinction Parade Survival Panel,   5:30p.m., Room: 5AB

“Arrow” (CW, 5:30 p.m., Ballroom 20)  Series stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne and John Barrowman, along with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg will bring a video presentation and panel discussion previewing the show’s upcoming third season.

“Sleepy Hollow” (Fox, 5:45 p.m., Room 6BCF) An exclusive look at season two followed by a Q&A with EPs Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Len Wiseman, Mark Goffman, and Heather Kadin, and stars Tim Mison, Nicole Beharie, John Noble, Orlando Jones, Lyndie Greenwood and Katia Winter.

Science of Science Fiction (Room 7AB, 6PM-7PM). Expected to Appear: Kevin Grazier, Jessica Cail, Andrea Letamendi, Phil Plait, Nicole Perlman, Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, and moderator Stephen Cass.

The Musk of Tusk: An Evening With Kevin Smith (Hall H, 6:35PM-8:35PM). Ask ComiKev questions and get ready to say #WalrusYes as Kev premieres the trailer to his first film in three years.

Batman: Assault on Arkham, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m, world premiere of the next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Original Movies, due out on Digital HD on July 29th and as a Blu-rayTM Combo Pack on August 12th. Produced by WBHE, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the full-length animated film is based on the best-selling “Batman: Arkham” videogame series. Lucky attendees at the Ballroom 20 event will also be treated to a panel discussion featuring Kevin Conroy of “Batman: The Animated Series,” Matthew Gray Gubler, Troy Baker and John DiMaggio, and the filmmaking team of producer James Tucker, director Jay Oliva, dialogue director Andrea Romano, screenwriter Heath Corson, and moderator Victor Lucas. There will also be special announcements, exclusive prizes and a few potential surprises.

Queer Horror (Room 28DE, 7PM-8PM). Horror films, TV shows, books and comics are more popular than ever. Authors, filmmakers and comics creators are always looking for new twists to the medium including presenting LGBT subtext, plot elements and characters. But does a gay horror genre exist, and if so what makes it different from mainstream horror? Do queer horror creators bring a different sensibility to the medium? Has the current surge of LGBTQ acceptance and civil rights influenced the horror genre? Expected to Appear: Jeffrey Reddick, JT Seaton, Tim Sullivan, Michael Varrati. Moderator: Sean Abley.

Collecting The Simpsons (Room 29A, 7PM-8PM). Expected to Appear: Ken Gartin.

Banshee (Room 6A, 7:15PM-8:15PM). Expected to Appear: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Geno Segers, and Jonathan Tropper

Fandom, Transmedia & Transformative Works (Room 26AB, 7:30PM-8:30PM). Expected to Appear: Orlando Jones, M. Flourish Klink.

Space Command (Room 25, 8PM). A new and original science fiction franchise created by award-winning writer/director Marc Scott Zicree (Sliders), Space Command boasts an impressive cast headed by Robert Picardo, Bill Mumy, Doug Jones and Mira Furlan. ll attendees will receive a free signed poster. Expected to Appear: Doug Jones, Robert Picardo.

60 Years of Seducation: Right, Wrong & Wertham (Room 9, 8PM-9PM).

Worst Cartoons Ever (Room 6BCF, 8:15PM-9:15PM). For the 10th year, Jerry Beck (Cartoon Research) will once again compile a new selection of the most terribly written, ugliest drawn and unintentionally funniest animated films ever made. Cartoons include Mighty Mr. Titan (a physical fitness superhero) and Super President (a one-man weapon of mass destruction)! Be sure to enjoy some of the worst there is out there in this hilarious salute.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour (Room 8, 8:30PM). Expected to Appear: Molly Quinn, Janet Varney, Paul & Storm, Autumn Reeser.

Zombie Myths & Misconceptions (8:30PM-9:30PM). Expected to Appear: Bradley Voytek, Matt Mogk.

Spike and Mike’s Sick & Twisted Gauntlet of Animation (Room 6BCF, 9:30PM-11:30PM). You, the lunatic fringe crowd will vote on the new Sick & Twisted films, Love or Hate!  These grossed out monocle spinning short animations are sure to make you scream out in laughter, yell for mommy in terror and get you more excited than prom night!

 

SATURDAY, JULY 26

10 a.m., Warner Bros. Pictures brings three of its most hotly anticipated films to this year’s Con: Peter Jackson will be on the main stage with “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” from New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, and George Miller will be on hand to present a first look at “Mad Max: Fury Road,” from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. The Hall H audience will also get a peek at the Wachowskis’ original sci-fi actioner “Jupiter Ascending,” also from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures.

“The Simpsons” (Fox, 10 a.m., Ballroom 20) A celebration of the 25th anniversary of the show with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director Mike Anderson and director David Silverman.

Lucasfilm Portfolio Review (Room PR F, 10AM-2:30PM). Troy Alders, now art director at Disney Consumer Products, is conducting portfolio reviews, providing critiques, and offering tips to graphic designers. Bring a portfolio selection of your best design work in and see if you have what it takes to create art for the ever-expanding Star Wars galaxy. Graphic Design degrees a plus.

Lucasfilm Portfolio Review: 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Room PR F
Troy Alders, now art director at Disney Consumer Products, is conducting portfolio reviews, providing critiques, and offering tips to graphic designers. Bring a portfolio selection of your best design work in and see if you have what it takes to create art for the ever-expanding Star Wars galaxy. Graphic Design degrees a plus.

Fantastic Females: Heroines in Paranormal Fantasy (Room 8, 10:30AM-11:30AM). These authors know how to thrill readers with stories of kick-ass heroines who traverse the boundaries of other worlds and dimensions. Expected to Appear: Marjorie Liu, Jeanne C. Stein, Samantha Sommersby, Lauren Billings, Christina Hobbs, Tonya Hurley, Deborah Harkness. Moderator: Chris Marie Green.

Comics Arts Conference #9: Queering Comics (Room 26AB, 10:30AM-12:00PM). Ayanna Dozier (New York University Steinhardt) examines the transformative properties of the pornokitsch aesthetic featured in golden age comics, tracing the sociological-historical narratives that link pornokitsch to mainstream and erotic comics and questioning their use of gender, race, and sexuality. Expected to Appear: Ayanna Dozier, Cameron C. McKee, Shane Duncan, Benjamin Varosky.

Comic Book Law School: Hot Topics (10:30AM). Expected to Appear: David Lizerbram.

Temple of Art (Room 25ABC, 11AM-12PM). Expected to Appear: Stephanie Inagakik.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Room 6A, 11:15AM-12:15PM

“Helix” (Syfy, 12 p.m., Indigo Ballroom) A preview of season 2 with stars Kyra Zagorsky, Mark Ghanime, Jordan Hayes, Neil Napier and executive producers Ron Moore and Steven Maeda.

SF/Robots Author Panel (Room 7AB, 12PM). Expected to Appear: Daniel H. Wilson.

Costume Design (Room 23ABC, 12PM-1PM). Get the inside scoop on designing costumes from the costume designers of some of the biggest blockbuster television series and movies. Expected to  Appear: Ann Foley (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Lizz Wolf (The Expendables 3), Arianne Phillips (Kingsman), Mary Vogt (Men In Black I, II & III) and Kristin Burke (Sleepy Hollow). Moderator J. August Richards (DeathlokMarvel’s Agents of Shield).

Comics Arts Conference #10: Brain and Body by Batman: The Art and Science of the Dark Knight (Room 26AB, 12PM-1PM). What motivations sustain Bruce Wayne? What was needed to prepare him for his career as Batman? What has this career done to his psyche, his brain, his body?  Expected to Appear: Travis Langley, E. Paul Zehr, Eric Bruce, Dennis O’Neil.

Spotlight on John Picacio (Room 4, 1PM-2PM). Hugo Award Winner and Comic Con Special Guest John Picacio (A Song of Ice and Fire, Elric of Melnibone) is one of science fiction/fantasy’s most acclaimed American cover artists. Join him for this lively slideshow + Q&A, where he unveils the process behind his art, including A Song of Ice and Fire, Loteria, Elric, and sneak peeks of his latest works. If you’re a fan of the art of Westeros, Mexican Tarot, book covers, comics, and/or the future of sf/f art, this is the place to be. Bonus! Everyone who attends will receive a FREE giant Loteria prototype card featuring art by Picacio!

Comics Arts Conference #11: Focus on Dennis O’Neil (Room 26AB, 1PM-2PM). fter the 1960s’ campier stories nearly ended Batman comics, CAC special guest Dennis O’Neil (Batman) became the writer who took the Dark Knight back to his dark roots. Working with an astounding array of fellow creators down through his years as writer and editor, he robbed Wonder Woman of her powers, sent Green Arrow’s sidekick off to rehab, put the demon back in Iron Man’s bottle, pulled Professor X out of one grave and oversaw planting Batman’s sidekick in another, and named Optimus Prime. Expected to Appear: Dennis O’Neil, Travis Langley.

Spark Your Creativity, A Call To Action (Room 23ABC, 1PM-2PM). Expected to Appear: Helenna Santos, Stephanie Pressman, Kristen Nedopak, America Young, Stephanie Thorpe, Patty Jean Robinson, Heidi Cox, Samantha Mason

1:00 p.m., Warner Archive Collection presents Trailers From Hell Live! A match made in classic movie heaven, the gurus of TFH, paired with the fan-centric trio of WAC podcasters, make a detailed, often humorous dissection of trailers from some of the great films in the fanboy spectrum. From sci-fi and horror to action and noir, it’s an education on current and upcoming releases in the WAC catalog and Warner Archive Instant, from a panel that includes Josh Olson and WAC Podcast hosts George Feltenstein, Matthew Patterson and DW Ferranti. In Room 25ABC.

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund: Banned Comics (Room 30CDE, 1PM-2PM).

“Defiance” (Syfy, 1 p.m., Indigo Ballroom) Stars Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Jesse Rath and executive producer Kevin Murphy preview the upcoming season.

“Family Guy” (Fox, 1 p.m., Ballroom 20) An exclusive sneak peek of the “Family Guy”/”Simpsons” crossover episode with Seth Green, Mike Henry, executive producers Rich Appel, Steve Callaghan, Danny Smith and co-executive producer Peter Shin, plus other surprise guests.

Future Landscapes (Room 28DE, 1PM). Expected to Appear: Charles Yu.

“The Blacklist” (NBC, 1:45 p.m., Room 6A) James Spader and executive producers Jon Bokenkamp and John Eisendrath talk  unanswered questions and preview the show’s upcoming second season.

Comics Arts Conference #12: Poster Session (Room 26AB, 2PM-3:30PM). The CAC’s poster session gives attendees the opportunity to interact directly with presenters. Come talk one-on-one with these scholars about their projects!  Expected to Appear: Marisa Brandt, Erika Cheng, Emily York, Andrei Molotiu, Allen Thomas, Mara Whiteside, Neil Granitz, Steven Chen, Michael L. Kersulov, William Kuskin, J. Scott McKinnon, Drew Morton, Rich Shivener, Hannah Diaz, Nami Hatfield, P. Andrew Miller, Matt Yockey, Pamela Jackson, Anna Culbertson, Michael Lapins, Katie Stapko, Markel Tumlin, Wil Weston, Jake Talley, Barbara Glaeser, Amanda Francis, Shawn Sellers, Eric Bruce, Thomas Speelman, Joyce C. Havstad, Jeff Brain, Damien Tomaselli.

The Awesomes (Indigo Ballroom, 2PM). Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker.

“American Dad” (Fox, 2 p.m., Ballroom 20) An exclusive look at the new season followed by a Q&A with Dee Bradley Baker, executive producers Matt Weitzman and Brian Boyle and others.

Funding & Making Your Own Indie Movies From YouTube to the Big Screen (Marriott H-2, 2PM). Expected to Appear: Eric Forsberg.

“Grimm” (NBC, 3 p.m., Ballroom 20) Cast and producers will be on hand to preview the upcoming fourth season.

Spotlight on Willie Ito (3PM-4PM). With nearly 60 years as an animation artist, Willie Ito has done it all. He worked at Disney on Lady and the Tramp’s spaghetti scene with mentor Iwao Takamoto and on One Froggy Evening and What’s Opera Doc at Warner Bros’ famed Termite Terrace under Chuck Jones’ direction. He went on to The Beany and Cecil Show with Bob Clampett and then Hanna Barbera for the beginnings of The Flintstones,The Jetsons and many other cartoons. Ito has great stories & experience to share. After HB he went to Disney Consumer Products and spearheaded implementation of collectibles and licensed products worldwide! He has also designed comic books, comic strips, coloring books, and more. Join animation expert Leslie Combemale of ArtInsights for a Spotlight on Willie Ito’s life, which includes the part of his childhood spent in a Japanese internment camp. It inspired his most recent venture, a series of children’s picture books based on the experience.

“Ascension” (Syfy, 3:15 p.m., Room 6DE) Cast members Tricia Helfer, Brian Van Holt and Andrea Roth join executive producer Philip Levens for an exclusive look at the new event series.

“The Vampire Diaries” (CW, 4 p.m., Ballroom 20) The cast and creative team return to SDCC for a sixth time.  Stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder and Kat Graham join executive producer and writer Julie Plec for a video screening and Q&A.

“Constantine” (NBC, 5:15 p.m., Room 6BCF) Following a screening of the pilot, stars Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford, with executive producers Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer, will participate in a Q&A.

Gays In Comics XXVII: It’s A Queer, Queer World! (Room 6A, 5:30PM-7PM).

“Salem” (WGN America, 5:45 p.m., Room 6DE) Discussion stars with Shane West, Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Iddo Goldberg and Elise Eberle, and exec producers Brannon Braga, Adam Simon and Josh Barry.

6:00pm. – 7:00pm Comics Journalism: The Hulk Takes a Butt Selfie and You Won’t Believe What Happens Next, Room: 23ABC

Birth of a Graphic Novel (Room 29A, 6PM-7PM). Join artist Aaron St. John, writer Paul Bailey and story creator Kim Hutsell for a discussion on the process of taking the Starburner Saga from mythos to graphic novel. Expected to Appear: Aaron St. John, Paul Bailey, Kim C. Hutsell. Moderator: Jeffery Vaca.

“Person of Interest” (CBS, 6:15 p.m., Room 6BCF) Executive producer Greg Plageman will join series stars for a special video presentation and Q&A.

Rich Johnston’s Bleeding Cool Magazine Top 100 Power List Forum, 7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m., Room: 4

Fight Club panel (Room 25AB, 7PM). Expected to Appear: Chuck Palahniuk.

Gays In Comics XXVII: Prism Comics Mixer And Auction (Room 6A, 7PM-8PM). The world spins on and gets ever queerer. And while society has miles to go, every day we see changes – from marriage being a reality in state after state to the Great NFL Draft Kiss – that show that in our society at large, as well as in the world of comics, LGBT people and their relationships are more and more mainstream. What are the responsibilities of creators to their and their audience’s queerness as the radical becomes central? Expected to Appear: Elisha Lim, Kate Leth, Graham Kolbeins, James Tynion IV. Moderators: Roger Klorese and Shannon Watters.

“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX, 7 p.m., Room 6DE) Fans will get an inside look at the recently concluded season with cast members Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Michael Chiklis, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts and executive producer Tim Minear.  The panel will also preview the new season, “American Horror Story: Freak Show.”

Comics & Pop Music (7PM).

WBTV/DC Entertainment Saturday Night (8 p.m., Hall H) Pilot screenings of “Gotham” and ‘The Flash” will debut alongside exclusive video presentations of “Constantine” and returning hit “Arrow.”  Cast members and producers from all four shows will make appearances throughout the event, which runs until 11 p.m.

Masquerade (Ballroom 20, 8PM): The 40th annual Costume Competition, showcasing costumes inspired by movies, comic books, TV, fantasy, Japanese animation, video games, and the imagination of our attendees. Doors will open at 7:45PM for seating, and a ticket is required, which may be picked up starting at 2PM on Saturday from the Masquerade Desk.

Spike & Mike’s Classic Festival of Animation (Room 6BCF, 8:30PM-9:30PM). Featuring Award Winning and Critically Acclaimed short animations from across the world.  Sundance winners, Annecy Animation Festival winners, Oscar winning films and so much more.  This is the best of the best, a truly impeccable body of curated short animated films.

SUNDAY, JULY 27

Sanjay and Craig Room 7AB, 10AM-11AM,

“Supernatural” (CW, 10 a.m., Hall H) Series stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark Sheppard, along with executive producer Jeremy Carver, will answer questions from the audience about the upcoming 10th season and preview special features from the upcoming season 9 DVD release.

Comics Arts Conference #13: Comics and Global Concerns (Room 26AB, 10:30AM-12PM). Kenneth Hough(University of California, Santa Barbara) examines comic book speculations on drone warfare in the 1940s and 1950s, comparing these early images with modern debates about the use of unmanned weapons. Expected to Appear: Kenneth Hough, Melissa Colleen Stevenson, Hadas Marcus.

10am World premiere of the family animated film “Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy”  in Room 6BCF. The story follows everyone’s favorite Great Dane and the Mystery Inc. gang on a trip to a cursed castle inhabited by a terrifying ghost. Attendees can stay for a panel discussion among several of the voice actors, including Mindy Cohn and Grey Griffin, director/producer Paul McEvoy and screenwriter Jim Krieg. The feature will be available August 5th on Digital HD, and on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD on August 19th.

Women of Marvel (11:15AM).

“The Following” (Fox, 11:15 a.m., Hall H) Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore, Sam Underwood and Jessica Stroup will join creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson and executive producers Marcos Siega and Jennifer Johnson for a video presentation and Q&A.

The Following (Hall H, 11:15AM-12:15PM). Hit thriller The Following returns to Comic-Con for a third year! Series stars Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore, Sam Underwood and Jessica Stroup will join creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson and executive producers Marcos Siega and Jennifer Johnson for an on-stage Q&A and special video presentation. Expected to Appear: Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore, Sam Underwood, Jessica Stroup, Kevin Williamson, Marcos Siega, Jennifer Johnson.

“Teen Titans Go!” (Cartoon Network, 11:45 a.m., Room 6BCF) Q&A with producers Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath plus members of the voice cast.  The panel will be joined by Puffy AmiYumi, the Japanese pop duo responsible for the theme song from the original “Teen Titans” series.

Comics Arts Conference #14: Strips and Pin-Ups, Race and Politics (Room 26AB, 12PM-1:30PM). Robert C. Harvey (Meanwhile: A Biography of Milton Caniff, Creator of Terry and the Piratesand Steve Canyon) reviews the career of Bill Hume: sculptor, artist, actor, playwright, magician, ventriloquist, author, clown, newspaper man, photographer, animator, television and film producer, corporate art director and cartoonist, and artist of pretty girl cartoons featuring the friendly relations between American GIs and the female population of Japan. Expected to Appear: Robert C. Harvey, Melissa Loucks, Dwain C. Pruitt.

Basic Cartoons and Vectors for Kids (Sunday, 12PM-1PM). Expected to Appear: Dr. Zhivago.

12:00 p.m. A Batman for all Seasons. Join respected producer/author Michael Uslan, producer James Tucker, producer/director Brandon Vietti, WAC Podcast hosts Patterson and Ferranti and surprise guests, as they examine Batman iterations and oddities throughout history, from early films like “Public Defender” and the Batman cartoons, to new versions of the character, the off-kilter takes and new media. Attendees who stick around to the end will be privy to a special WAC announcement that will excite fans both “Young” and old. Room 7AB.

“Sons of Anarchy” (FX, 12:30 p.m., Hall H) Creator Kurt Sutter and stars Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Jr., Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie and Jimmy Smits look ahead to the final season of the drama.

1:00 p.m. LEGO™ Batman 3: Beyond Gotham,” developed by TT Games, with an exclusive gameplay demonstration, character reveals, special announcements and a lively panel discussion with several members of the voice cast featured in the game.

What’s Hot in YA? (Room 25ABC, 1PM-2PM). Expected to Appear: Scott Westerfeld, Margaret Stohl, Kresley Cole, Kami Garcia, Tess Gratton, Tahereh Mafi,
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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (1PM)

Comics Arts Conference #15: Comics of Future/Past: Constructing Race, Space and Identity Through the Visualization of the EthnoSurreal (Room 26AB, 1:30PM-2:30PM). Recently, Afrofuturism has been making a global resurgence. Creators in all media forms have been producing speculative narratives that challenge the status quo, remix historical perceptions, and situate the black body as subject.  Expected to Appear: John Jennings, Stanford Carpenter, Regina Bradley, Jeremy Love.

“The Strain” (FX. 1:45 p.m., Hall H) Screening and Q&A with creator and author Guillermo del Toro, exec producer and showrunner Carlton Cuse, EP and writer Chuck Hogan, and cast members Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Miguel Gomez, Ben Hyland and Jacke Kesey.

World premiere of “Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon,” Room 6A, at 2:15 p.m, an hour-long feature filled with song, sorcery and slapstick. Filmmakers Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone will be on hand to present the film, which will be released on Digital HD on August 19th, and on DVD on September 2nd.

Comics Arts Conference #16: The Culture of Comic-Con: Field Studies of Fans and Marketing (Room 26AB, 2:30PM-3:30PM). Comic-Con offers students of popular culture an amazing venue to study how culture is marketed to and practiced by its fans. Expected to Appear: Rahni Argo-Bryant, Johnathan Butler, Kelsey Cute, Katherine Deck, Judith Gallegos, Madeline Geiger, Christopher McDaniel, Alora Slak, Desiree Smith, Amy Williams, Matthew J. Smith.

Captain Action Panel (Room 24ABC, 3:30PM-4:30PM)

Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation (Room 23ABC, 2:30PM). Remember when Sonic took on Mario and tried to prove that Sega does what Nintendon’t? Revisit the first generation of console wars with author Blake J. Harris (Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation) and some of the video game personalities who were in the trenches—Tom Kalinske (Sega of America), Al Nilsen (Sega of America), Bill White (Nintendo of America), and Perrin Kaplan (Nintendo of America), as well as Julian Rosenberg, producer of the upcoming Console Wars documentary.  Expected to Appear: Blake J. Harris, Tom Kalinske, Al Nilsen, Bill White, Perrin Kaplan.

Browncoats Meeting (Room 29A, 3PM-4PM). Stop by the meeting room this year to hang out with Browncoats and likely 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.

Anti-Bullying panel (Room 24ABC, 3PM). Expected to Appear: Chase Masterson.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Sing-Along: Once More, With Feeling (3:30PM-5PM). The annual sing-along of Buffy The Vampire episode “Once More, With Feeling” returns.

Full Time Creative Work on a Part Time Schedule (Room 24ABC, 4PM-5PM). Hear industry professionals about how they successfully juggle time between the creative and business sides while being involved in goal oriented groups and discuss the process, pitfalls, and potential of part-time collaboration from their experiences in illustration, writing, design, animation and live action filming from a variety of levels of experience in administration and sizes of organizations. Expected to Appear: Topher Davila, Sean Glumace, Kevin Flessing, Mario Martiniz, Renah Wolzinger, Heather Joseph-Witham Ph.D., Ron Coleman, and moderator Cat Smith.

 

 

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.