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9:15-10:15 Pushing Daisies Screening and Q&A— The stars and creators – including Executive Producer/Creator Bryan Fuller (Heroes), Executive Producer Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black) and Executive Producers Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen (Oscar®-winning producers of American Beauty) – of this new series, about an ordinary guy who can bring people back from the dead with the touch of his finger, come together to screen the Pushing Daisies pilot and answer fan questions. Cast members appearing include Lee Pace (The Good Shepherd), Anna Friel (Rogue Trader), Chi McBride (Boston Public) and Kristin Chenoweth (The West Wing). The session will be moderated by Brian Lowry of Variety. Produced by Living Dead Guy Productions, The Jinks/Cohen Company in association with Warner Bros. Television, Pushing Daisies will air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT this fall on ABC. Room 6CDEF
Categories:  Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

10:00-11:15 Bionic Woman: Exclusive Pilot Screening and Q&A— Be one of the first to see this special version of the Bionic Woman pilot and participate in a Q&A panel session with series star and newcomer Michelle Ryan (EastEnders); executive producers David Eick (Battlestar Galactica), Glen Morgan (The X-Files), and Jason Smilovic (Lucky Number Slevin); co-stars Miguel Ferrer (Crossing Jordan) and Will Yun Lee (Witchblade); as well as a special guest appearance by Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), who portrays Sarah Corvis, and more. When a devastating car accident leaves Jaime Sommers (Michelle Ryan) at death's door, her only hope for survival is a cutting-edge, top-secret technology that comes at a hefty price. With a whole new existence and a debt to repay, Jaime must figure out how to use her extraordinary abilities for good, while weighing the personal sacrifices she will have to make. It's Jaime's journey of self-discovery and inner strength that will help her embrace her new life as the Bionic Woman. Ballroom 20
Categories:  Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

10:30-11:30 Who Wants to Be a Superhero? SCI FI Channel has once again joined forces with Nash Entertainment (Meet My Folks, For Love or Money, Who Wants to Marry My Dad?) and legendary comic book creator Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment to present an all- new season of Who Wants to Be a Superhero? This year's winner walks away with their superhero character immortalized in a new comic book from Dark Horse Comics created by Stan Lee himself and a Shocker Toy action figure! Panelists Stan Lee (star/executive producer), Andy Scheer (executive producer), Feedback (2006 winner), Hygena and Hyperstrike (both season 2 contestants), and Rob Swartz (VP, SCI FI alternative programming) talk about the second season. Room 1AB
Categories:  Comic Books | Television

10:30-11:30 TOKYOPOP: Star Trek in Print: The New Golden Age— With more than two years since the completion of the Star Trek: Enterprise television series and a year until the release of the next Star Trek motion picture, publishing is now the next major frontier for this enduring franchise. Moderator Paula Block (senior director, product development, CBS Consumer Products) talks to Wil Wheaton (author, Te Cura Ipsum from TOKYOPOP's Star Trek the Manga: Kakan ni Shinkou), Luis Reyes (senior editor, TOKYOPOP), Scott Tipton (author, IDW's Star Trek: Klingons: Blood Will Tell), Dan Taylor (editor, IDW), Margaret Clark (executive editor, Pocket Books), and Marco Palmieri (senior editor, Pocket Books) about the latest Star Trek publishing projects. Room 2
Categories:  Anime & Manga | Fandom | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

10:30-11:30 Meet the Press: Writing About Comics— From blogs to books to magazines, the public conversation about comics is livelier—and faster—than it's ever been. Heidi MacDonald (Publishers Weekly), Nisha Gopalan (Entertainment Weekly), Tom Spurgeon (The Comics Reporter), Tom McLean (Variety), Graeme McMillan (The Savage Critics), and moderator Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics) discuss the state of the art of comics criticism. Room 3
Categories:  Comic Books

10:30-11:30 DC Talent Search Orientation— Learn what DC Comics looks for in artists and find out how to improve your chances at becoming a working professional. Remember, diversity is the key with DC: DC Universe, Vertigo, WildStorm, Mad Magazine, Minx, and more! This informative orientation session will explain how DC's Talent Search works. If you want to have your work reviewed, attendance at this orientation session is mandatory, keep in mind that not all attendees are guaranteed a review. Room 4
Categories:  Comic Books | Seminars & Workshops

10:30-11:30 Black Panel— This year's Black Panel features Prodigal Sunn (The Wu Tang Clan), Ehrich Van Lowe (TV producer The Cosby Show, The Tom Joyner Show), Sidney Clifton (executive VP, Film Roman), Denys Cowan (senior VP, BET Animation), Andy Horne (producer, 24), Marv Wolfman (creator of Blade), and newcomer Korby Marks. Hear about their exciting new comics and animation projects! Moderated by Michael Davis. Room 5AB
Categories:  Animation | Comic Books | Horror and Suspense | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

10:30-11:30 Into the Fire Nation: Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender, Season 3 Sneak Peek— Get a first look at what's to come in the third season, including clips from new episodes; a visual tour of the Fire Nation from show creator Bryan Konietzko and director Joaquim Dos Santos (Justice League); insider information from the show's head writer Aaron Ehasz (Futurama); and a voice-over demonstration from Dee Baker (The Fairly OddParents), who voices Appa and Momo. Don't forget to come in your Avatar costume—there will be a very special prize for the best one! Moderated by Eric Coleman, VP/executive producer, animation production and development. Room 6A
Categories:  Animation | Kids | Television

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10:30-12:00 Quick Draw— We've said it before and we'll say it again: Quick Draw is just about the most fun you can have at any comics convention panel. Host Mark Evanier keeps artists Sergio Aragonés, Scott Shaw!, and Mike Kazaleh on their toes through this rollicking cartoon improv event, while you get to see them draw their hearts out live on the big screen. Room 6CDEF
Categories:  Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Fandom

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10:30-12:00 Animation Writers Caucus: Holy Bleep, Batman! or Censorship and Animation— What can't you say in a cartoon? What can't you show? Why? Who says? Writers and producers of daytime and primetime animated television series tell tales out of school about what they didn't get to do and what they got away, in a panel sponsored by the Writers Guild of America's Animation Writers Caucus. Featuring panelists Alan Burnett (Batman), Opus Moreschi (Lil’ Bush), Eric Kaplan (The Drinky Crow Show), Craig Miller (Curious George), Andrew Nichols (Jimmy Neutron, Will & Dewitt), and Patric Verrone (Futurama). Room 8
Categories:  Animation | Television

10:30-11:30 Spirituality In Comics— Spiritual themes weave a significant pattern in the story arc of our comics’ worlds. Hear from distinguished guests Doug TenNapel (Creature Tech), Holly Golightly (School Bites), Miriam Libicki (Real Gone Girl Studios), Christine Kerrick (Soul Trappers), and Leo Partible (Behind the Screen: Insiders on Faith). Moderated by Scott A. Shuford (Christian Comic Arts Society). Room 10
Categories:  Comic Books

10:30-12:00 Comic-Con Film School 103: Working with Actors and a Crew— Day 3 deals with how to direct actors, organize a crew, and keep them all happy without anybody making any money. Panelists for this class include Tim Cunningham (writer/director, Xtracurricular), Valerie Perez (producer/star, Paula Peril—Trapped in the Flames and Tears of the Dragon, a Lara Croft fFan film), Sean Rourke (writer/director, 1st Person Shooter), and actors Susan Smythe, Brian Stevenson, Kat Steel, Jack Conway, and Brad Upton.

» More on Comic-Con Film School Room 26AB
Categories:  Animation | Comic-Con Film School | Movies

10:30-11:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #9: Superheroes, Villains, and Vixens: A Discussion of the Top Pop-Culture Icons of 20th-Century Comicdom— Gina Misiroglu (Visible Ink Press), Peter Coogan (Fontbonne University), Alex Boney (Ohio State University), and Danny Fingeroth (Disguised as Clark Kent) discuss the popularity of the superhero and supervillain in popular culture (why some are fleeting, why some endure), the evolution of both heroes and villains in comics, characters who have alternately been hero and villains, and the unique dynamic between hero and villain and how that relationship has changed—and in many ways remained the same—since the early 20th century, when superheroes first made their mark on the comics pages. Specific characters are discussed and debated, with audience participation. Room 30AB
Categories:  Comic Arts Conference | Comic Books

10:30-12:00 Comic Book Law School 102— Learn the basics of copyright and trademark law in this popular interactive lecture series brought to you by noted attorney Michael Lovitz, author of the acclaimed The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book (soon to be expanded into a graphic novel). This second workshop will cover some of the more complicated issues facing creators who are looking to actually market their creations and ideas, including transfers and licensing of rights, marketing, merchandising and distribution, and what to do when Hollywood comes knocking. This interactive seminar gives attendees the opportunity to participate in the discussions as we cover various means for profiting from your creations and (time permitting) to participate in a mock contract negotiation! With in-depth discussions about the options and opportunities for profit, as well as the problems and pitfalls that go hand in hand with each decision, you can't afford to miss this seminar. Room 30CDE
Categories:  Art and Illustration | Comic Books | Comics Law School | Seminars & Workshops | Webcomics

10:45-11:45 Marvel Ultimate Universe— It’s the beginning of something huge, true believers! The architects of the Ultimate U—including Joe Quesada and Jeph Loeb—are on hand to unveil the most shocking development in the six-year history of the Universe that redefined the industry! Room 6B
Categories:  Comic Books

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10:45-12:00 The Simpsons Having just aired its 400th episode, The Simpsons has now released its first feature film. Join members of the team responsible for both and find out how they did it, including Matt Groening (creator and executive producer), Al Jean (executive producer/head writer), David Mirkin (former executive producer), Matt Selman (executive producer), Michael Price (co-executive producer), David Silverman (director of The Simpsons Movie), Don Payne (consulting producer), and Yeardley Smith (voice of Lisa Simpson). Moderated by Bill Morrison. Hall H
Categories:  Animation | Movies | Television

11:30-12:30 Spotlight on Paul Pope This popular writer/artist moves easily between self-published personal works and more mainstream material (Batman: Year 100). Comic-Con special guest Paul Pope talks to friend and DC Comics editor Bob Schreck about his career in comics, his upcoming projects, and more, including a visual presentation. Room 1AB
Categories:  Art and Illustration | Comic Books | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances

11:30-12:30 VIZ Media: Naruto Nation— Ever wanted to know how Naruto comes to life? We've rounded up the key players who make it happen—the people who bring Naruto to the U.S., from the manga to the toys and video games. Find out how they do it, and how they landed these awesome jobs! Panelists include Marc Weidenbaum (VP and editor-in-chief, magazines), Joel Enos (manga editor), Jason Bergenfeld (animation production), Philippe Therien (Ubisoft game designer), a representative from Mattel, and others! Wes Harris (director, product and brand marketing at VIZ Media), will moderate. Room 2
Categories:  Action Figures, Toys and Collectibles | Anime & Manga | Television

11:30-12:30 Reality-Based Graphic Novels— The rise of graphic novels in the past few years has seen the creation of some incredible work rooted in the real world. Some of these are personal autobiographical memoirs, while others are rooted in history. Moderator Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco) interviews Comic-Con special guests Alison Bechdel (Fun Home), Guy Delisle (Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea), Rick Geary (The Bloody Benders), Miriam Katin (We Are On Our Own), and Joe Matt (Spent) about tales of their own lives and those of others. Room 3
Categories:  Comic Books | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances

11:30-12:30 Newspaper Editorial Cartoonists— MSNBC.com's Daryl Cagle moderates a panel of eight top newspaper political cartoonists who will discuss their own work and the state of the editorial cartooning profession, where interest in politics, world events, and the work of political cartoonists is exploding as the newspaper industry is shrinking. Panelists include Steve Breen (Pulitzer Prize–winning editorial cartoonist for the San Diego Union-Tribune), Mr. Fish (AKA Dwayne Booth, LA Weekly and Village Voice), Patrick O'Connor (Los Angeles Daily News), Monte Wolverton (syndicated editorial cartoonist, Mad Magazine artist, and son of legendary cartoonist Basil Wolverton), Brian Fairrington syndicated editorial cartoonist, co-editor of the annual Best Political Cartoons of the Year books), Lalo Alcaraz (syndicated editorial cartoonist, LA Weekly, and the syndicated comic strip La Cucaracha), and Steve Kelley (New Orleans Times-Picayune). Room 4
Categories:  Art and Illustration | Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Webcomics

11:30-12:30 BET Animation— Reggie Hudlin (president, BET) and Denys Cowan (senior VP, BET Animation), share their big vision and welcome some very special guests who will blow the doors off the room! Room 5AB
Categories:  Animation | Kids | Television

11:30-12:30 SLG Publishing— SLG staff and creators look ahead at their new releases, both digital and in print, and field any and all questions regarding the company, the industry, and all things SLG. Moderated by company president Dan Vado. Room 10
Categories:  Comic Books

11:30-12:30 TV Guide Hot List— The hippest and hottest names in supernatural/ fantasy/sci-fi television, as featured in TV Guide’s current collector’s issue, will offer sneak peeks at what’s coming up on their shows as well as a look at the genre’s future on the small screen. Panelists include (in alphabetical order) Ira S. Behr (The 4400), Billy Campbell (The 4400), Matt Dallas (Kyle XY), Tim Kring (Heroes), Masi Oka (Heroes), Michelle Ryan (Bionic Woman), and Skeet Ulrich (Jericho), among others to be announced. TV Guide’s West Coast Bureau Chief Craig Tomashoff moderates. Ballroom 20
Categories:  Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

11:30-1:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #10: Comics as/and History— Vincent Tomasso (Stanford University) argues that Frank Miller’s 300 is a story designed and manufactured for an audience who is used to and expects the comic book framework, and as such it is inappropriate to devalue Miller’s work on the sole basis of historical accuracy. Thomas Schilz (San Diego Miramar College) asserts that Frank Miller’s 300, though historically inaccurate, manages to achieve a propaganda viewpoint that would have been embraced by the Greeks of the 5th century BC; that their struggle against Persia was the first ideological conflict in history and marked the birth of Western democracy and individualism. Phillip Troutman (George Washington University) revisits and extends Joseph Witek's path-breaking study Comic Books as History (1990) by examining Will Eisner's The Plot, discovering insights into Eisner's intentions and drafting process provided through interviews with Benjamin Herzberg, situating The Plot in the context of other modes of visual history. Room 30AB
Categories:  Comic Arts Conference | Comic Books

11:45-1:15 Hasbro: Transformers Entertainment Panel featuring Hasbro, Cartoon Network Studios, and IDW Publishing— At this extended Transformers entertainment panel, Hasbro Transformers marketing and design team members explain some of the behind-the-scenes development of the characters in the Transformers movie. Hasbro is pleased to be joined by the Cartoon Network Studios production team and the IDW team as they look into the new animated series and toys. IDW will answer your questions on the successful movie-related comic books and upcoming projects. Q&A on all Transformers-related topics will be welcome. Room 6A
Categories:  Action Figures, Toys and Collectibles | Animation | Kids | Movies | Television

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12:00-1:15 Cartoon Voices I— Such a Comic-Con favorite, we're doing it twice this year! Mark Evanier hosts his yearly panel with some of the greatest voice talent in the cartoon business. Today's panel includes Neil Ross (GI Joe), Wally Wingert (Invader Zim), Kathy Garver (Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends), Will Ryan (Disney voice artist), Chris Edgerly (Harvey Birdman), and Joe Alaskey (Duck Dodgers). Stay tuned for Part II tomorrow at noon in this very same room! Room 6B
Categories:  Animation | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Television

12:00-1:00 Minx: Evocative and Fearless— Learn more about DC’s newest imprint Minx, with Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg, the creators of the very first Minx book, The Plain Janes! They are joined by Mike Carey (Re-Gifters, Confessions of a Blabbermouth), Sonny Liew (Re-Gifters), Aaron Alexovich (Confessions of a Blabbermouth, Kimmie66), Minx group editor Shelly Bond, and some surprise new faces! Room 8
Categories:  Comic Books | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances

12:00-1:30 Wolfman and Kesel Writing Comics— Marv Wolfman and Barbara Kesel conduct a comics writing workshop, discussing how to create characters, story, and theme. If you've ever wanted to become a comics writer, this is for you. Room 30CDE
Categories:  Comic Books | Seminars & Workshops

12:15-1:15 Spotlight on Laurell K. Hamilton With two incredibly popular book series going stronger than ever (Anita Blake, 15 books, over 6 million copies in print; Merry Gentry, 5 books, over 1 million copies in print), Comic-Con special guest Laurell K. Hamilton is one of the most popular fiction authors working today. Laurell tells us what's next for Anita, Merry, and herself in this exclusive event. Room 6CDEF
Categories:  Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Horror and Suspense | Science Fiction & Fantasy

12:15-2:00 Rogue/Focus Studios— Rogue Pictures invites you to preview a few of their upcoming releases, including Balls of Fury (with appearances by Robert Ben Garant, Tom Lennon and Dan Fogler), The Strangers (with appearances by Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman and writer/director Bryan Bertino), and Doomsday (with appearances by Rhona Mitra and Neil Marshall), plus other surprise appearances and announcements! Hall H
Categories:  Horror and Suspense | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy

12:30-1:30 Bigger, Better, Bolder: Nickelodeon’s New CG Comedies— Here’s your first chance to see Nick’s next generation of 3D-animated cartoons premiering this fall! From the prolific mind of executive producer Steve Oedekerk (Evan Almighty) comes Back at the Barnyard, a series about what animals get away with when humans aren’t looking. Based on last summer’s feature film Barnyard, the series delivers outrageous comedy for all ages. Joining Steve are supervising producer Jed Spingarn (Jimmy Neutron) and actor/comedian Chris Hardwick (The X’s), the voice of lead character, Otis. Co-producer Mitch Watson (Catscratch) and lead actor Hal Sparks (Talk Soup) provide you with a taste of the new series Tak and the Power of Juju. They’ll be your guides into the chaotic world of the Pupununu people and their unlikely hero, Tak, a lowly shaman’s assistant who somehow wound up as the sole link between his oafish tribe and the unpredictable, magical Jujus. Moderated by Roland Poindexter, VP of animation production. Room 1AB
Categories:  Animation | Kids | Television

12:30-1:30 Spotlight on J. H. Williams III His Eisner Award–winning work with Alan Moore on Promethea made him one of the top artists working in comics today. Comic-Con special guest J. H. Williams is joined by writing partner Scott Johnson and writer Grant Morrison in this fully loaded panel moderated by Lauren McCubbin. Room 2
Categories:  Comic Books | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances

12:30-1:30 Spotlight on Lily Renée Phillips She was one of the pioneer women cartoonists in the Golden Age of Comics, producing an impressive body of work for Fiction House in the 1940s, a period dominated by male artists. Comic-Con special guest Lily Renée Phillips talks about her life and career with cartoonist and noted comics historian Trina Robbins. Room 3
Categories:  Comic Books | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances

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12:30-1:30 National Cartoonists Society Panel: What Do We Do All Day?— Five nationally syndicated cartoonists reveal the secret life behind daily deadlines and show pictures of themselves working in their pajamas: Lalo Alcaraz (La Cucaracha), Steve Breen (Grand Avenue), Daryl Cagle (msnbc.com), Andrew Feinstein (Girls And Sports), Michael Jantze (The Norm), Steve Kelley (New Orleans Times-Picayune editorial cartoonist) and Morrie Turner (Wee Pals). Moderated by Fred Bronson (writer, Star Trek: TNG). Room 4
Categories:  Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances

12:30-1:30 Aspen 2007 and Beyond— Come meet the creators and artists behind your favorite Aspen Comics titles in this special presentation of upcoming Aspen releases and projects, from the thrilling new series Iron and the Maiden to Soulfire, Fathom, Shrugged, and everything in between. Following the presentation, Aspen will offer fans an exclusive Q&A session to answer all your burning Aspen Comics questions! Panelists include Michael Turner, Frank Mastromauro, Jason Rubin, J. T. Krul, Peter Steigerwald, Mark Roslan, Micah Gunnell, Francis Manapul, and Vince Hernandez. Room 5AB
Categories:  Comic Books

12:30-1:30 TOKYOPOP and the Jim Henson Company Present Legends of the Dark Crystal and Return to Labyrinth In 1982, Jim Henson released The Dark Crystal, a visionary fantasy film unlike anything seen on film before. Now, on the 25th anniversary of the movie, the story continues in Legends of the Dark Crystal, a multivolume manga prequel. Writer Barbara Randall Kesel (Meridian), artist Heidi Arnhold, editor Tim Beedle, and head of children’s television for the Jim Henson Company Halle Stanford preview and discuss the upcoming series. Joining them will be Jake Forbes, author of the Return to Labyrinth manga, who will be on hand to discuss the upcoming volume of this successful Labyrinth sequel. Room 10
Categories:  Anime & Manga | Kids | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy

12:30-1:30 The Comicbook Artists Guild: An Open Call for Members Nationwide— Trying to break into the comics industry? Need an outlet for telling interesting stories with words and pictures? Keith Murphey, the founder of the Comicbook Artists Guild (otherwise known as CAG), along with a panel of members representing the East and West coasts, invites all aspiring creators to take part in an enlightening discussion of how CAG can unite talent together for projects of their choosing and how talented people like you can benefit from membership! Never been published? Need to find your own “voice”? Want to start a CAG chapter in your own hometown? Come find out how! Room 24A
Categories:  Comic Books | Seminars & Workshops

12:45-2:00 Heroes: Exclusive Volume II Clip and Q&A— Heroes chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities. Be the first to see an exclusive clip from Volume II and learn more about the DVD Heroes 360 and more. Participate in a Q&A session moderated by co-executive producer/comic book writer Jeph Loeb, with creator Tim Kring, comic book artist Tim Sale (Batman: The Long Halloween), and the entire cast—Jack Coleman (H.R.G.), Noah Gray-Cabey (Micah Sanders), Greg Grunberg (Matt Parkman), Ali Larter (Niki Sanders), James Kyson Lee (Ando), Masi Oka (Hiro Nakamura), Hayden Panettiere (Claire Bennet), Adrian Pasdar (Nathan Petrelli), Zachary Quinto (Sylar), Sendhil Ramamurthy (Mohinder Suresh), Dania Ramirez (Maya), Milo Ventimiglia (Peter Petrelli), and more. Read our Exclusive Interviews with Tim Kring, Masi Oka and Tim Sale! Ballroom 20
Categories:  Comic Books | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

1:00-2:00 Where Do They Get Those Marvelous Toys?— Whether it's contemporary superheroes, future private investigators, fanatical plague bearers, or zombie fighters in an alternate reality, technology can be a curse and/or a cure for the world's evils in stories. Come discuss gadgets and gizmos with authors Cory Doctorow (Boing Boing/Craphound), Greg Bear (Quantico), Austin Grossman (Soon I Will Be Invincible), Vernor Vinge (Rainbows End), Kevin J. Anderson (Sandworms of Dune and The Last Days of Krypton), and Mike Shepherd (Kris Longknife—Resolute). Room 8
Categories:  Comic Books | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Fandom | Science Fiction & Fantasy

1:00-2:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #11: High Art and Low— Richard Becker (CSU Northridge) discusses the nature of the narrator and authorial self-insertions in comics, like those of Lee and Kirby, Gerber, and Morrison, and the schism between schools of storytelling in which the writer is very visible and another in which the writer seeks to be completely invisible. John A. Walsh (Indiana University) examines Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol stories and their punctuation by appearances of and allusions to similarly fracture, damaged, and outcast artists and works and asks whether the members of the Doom Patrol are artists or heroes and if there’s a difference. Jason Mott (UNC-Wilmington) uncovers the history of comic book superheroes and traces their evolution from serving purely as devices of metaphor for poets to becoming the subject of extended development and progression by award-winning poets such as Brian Dietrich in Krypton Nights and Jeannine Hall in Becoming the Villainess. Room 30AB
Categories:  Comic Arts Conference | Comic Books | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances

1:30-2:30 Spotlight on David Morrell The popular author created a pop culture juggernaut with Rambo in his book, First Blood. David Morrell joins Comic-Con 2007 as a special guest for the first time. He’ll talk with fellow author Max Allan Collins about his career and his first-time venture into comics, writing Captain America: The Chosen for Marvel. Room 1AB
Categories:  Comic Books | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances

1:30-2:30 VIZ Media's Shojo Beat Manga-ka extraordinaire Arina Tanemura (Full Moon, The Gentlemen’s Alliance +) and her editor from Japan, Miho Yamaji, joins this year's Shojo Beat panel in an exclusive Q&A session. Panelists Megan Bates (senior editor, Shojo Beat) Nancy Thistlethwaite (manga editor), and Hiromi Hasegawa (translating)will also share lots of news about the biggest shojo manga publication in the English-speaking world. Marc Weidenbaum (VP and editor-in-chief, magazines) moderates. Room 2
Categories:  Anime & Manga

1:30-2:30 Spotlight on Renée French Her strange and compelling art and stories have made her a popular indy comics mainstay since the early 1990s, with such disturbing books as Grit Bath, The Ninth Gland, Corny’s Fetish, and the multi-Eisner-nominated The Ticking. Comic-Con special guest Renée French talks about her work with Picturebox art director and editor Dan Nadel. Room 3
Categories:  Art and Illustration | Comic Books | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances

1:30-2:30 Great American Comic Strips— We’re living in a Golden Age of comic strip reprints, and this panel discusses the many ongoing series of books devoted to this great American art form. Moderator Tom Spurgeon (comicsreporter.com) talks to Eric Reynolds of Fantagraphics Books (Peanuts, Krazy Kat, Popeye and the upcoming Pogo); Carolyn Kelly, daughter of Pogo creator Walt Kelly; Tom Devlin of Drawn and Quarterly (Walt and Skeezix, Moomin, Oh Skin- nay); Bruce Canwell of IDW (Terry and the Pirates, Dick Tracy, Little Orphan Annie); Steve Tippie, VP, marketing and licensing, Tribune Media Services; Charles Pelto of Classic Comics Press (Mary Perkins On Stage, Dondi); and noted comics historian and author R. C. Harvey (Meanwhile . . . .A Biography of Milton Caniff, Creator of Terry and the Pirates and Steve Canyon) about the sudden growth of high- quality chronological reprints and the art of the American comic strip. Room 4
Categories:  Cartooning and Comic Strips

1:30-2:30 Gumby!— He's lean, he's mean, he's green, he's Gumby! Three-time Eisner nominee Bob Burden (Flaming Carrot), Comic-Con special guest Rick Geary (Gumby artist), coloring legend Steve Oliff, Artand Joe Clokey (creator of Gumby), Robert Thompson (writer/director The Gumby Movie), and Mel Smith (editor, Gumby) will discuss all things Gumby past, present and future, such as the upcoming new movie, DVDs. Room 5AB
Categories:  Animation | Comic Books | Kids | Movies

1:30-2:30 Kyle XY: Q&A with the Cast and Producer— Kyle XY is not alone! Find out the mysteries and dangers that lay ahead for Kyle and the Tragers with actors Matt Dallas (Wannabe), Jaimie Alexander (Rest Stop), and writer/producer Julie Plec (Scream 3). Join us for a Q&A session and sneak peek at upcoming episodes. The second season of Kyle XY follows Kyle as he begins to learn the truth about his past and the full scope of his abilities. Kyle XY airs Mondays, 8 PM ET/PT, on ABC Family. Room 6A
Categories:  Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

1:30-2:45 DCU: New Worlds Order— The crisis is over, isn’t it? With 52 finished, the DCU is counting down and the Monitors are watching closely. Come play catch-up, have your questions answered, and learn what lies ahead for the DCU in this extensive slide show presentation moderated by Dan DiDio (senior VP/executive editor DCU) and Bob Wayne (VP, sales). Joining them will be coordinating editor Jann Jones, senior group editor Mike Carlin, group editor Eddie Berganza, plus Tony Bedard (Birds of Prey,), Adam Beechen (Robin), Paul Dini (Detective Comics), Justin Gray (Countdown), Geoff Johns (The All New Booster Gold), Dan Jurgens (Booster Gold), Sean McKeever (Teen Titans), Jesus Merino (Superman), Carlos Pacheco (Superman), Jimmy Palmiotti (Countdown), Grant Morrison (Batman), Ivan Reis (Green Lantern), and Gail Simone (The All-New Atom). Room 6B
Categories:  Comic Books | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances

1:30-2:30 Family Guy Back by popular demand, join creator/star Seth MacFarlane, showrunner/executive producer David A. Goodman and the creative team behind Fox’s number-one comedy Family Guy for an uproarious and uncensored hour of laughs and Q&A. Rumor has it they’ll even preview what is destined to become a Family Guy classic—this year’s season premiere episode, which retells the Star Wars story with the Griffins and their fellow residents of Quahog, Rhode Island, cast in the iconic roles of the legendary film. Stewie as Darth Vader? Victory shall be his! Room 6CDEF
Categories:  Animation | Television

1:30-2:30 Oni Press Presents: Stumped!— Help celebrate Oni Press's 10th Anniversary with their first ever San Diego Quiz Show! Pit your wits against a gaggle of Oni Press creators and staff in a brain- battle covering topics far and wide—not just comics!—for a chance to win free comics! Plus, get an exclusive peek at Oni’s upcoming slate of exciting comic book and graphic novel projects from creators like Greg Rucka (Whiteout), Christos N. Gage (WWH: X-Men), and many more! Room 10
Categories:  Comic Books | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances

1:30-2:30 The Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack— Jay and Jack Glatfelter have one of the oldest and biggest podcasts dedicated to ABC's hit TV series Lost, with The Lost Podcast. Learn about the huge dedicated online community for TV's most mind- twisting drama. Lost fans, join Jay and Jack for this special interview and Q&A session! Room 24A
Categories:  Fandom | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

1:30-2:30 Podcasting 101— Podcasting is becoming the premier way to share your thoughts with the world. Join podcasters Joe Gonzalez (Comic News Insider), Conor Kilpatrick (iFanboy.com), Ron Richards (iFanboy.com), and Jon Towry (Comic Talk Cafe) as they discuss starting a podcast from the ground up, with topics ranging from "What kind of podcast should I start?" to "How do I build an audience?" There will be a live podcast demo and an audience Q&A as well. Room 30CDE
Categories:  Fandom

2:00-3:00 State of the Animation Industry— Industry experts assess the year in animation and take a look at the future. Panelists include Tim Johnson (co-director, Over the Hedge), Bill Plympton (independent animator extraordinaire), Sarah Baisley (editor, Animation World Network), Aki Umemoto (creative director, Mattel for 25 years and currently creative director of Base Station), Stephen Chiodo (Chiodo Bros. Studio), Aubry Mantz (formerly of ILM, chair of animation at Laguna College of Art & Design), and Kent Braun (DigiCel animation software). Room 8
Categories:  Animation | Movies | Television

2:15-3:15 Battlestar Galactica Michelle Tauber of People Magazine calls it “an instantly addictive, girl-powered show that packs emotional punch, rip-roaring adventure and surprisingly sexy heat.” Come see what all the buzz is about as SCI FI celebrates the ladies of Battlestar Galactica. Panelists include Mary McDonnell (Laura Roslin), Katee Sackhoff (Kara “Starbuck” Thrace), Tricia Helfer (Number Six), Ronald D. Moore (executive producer), David Eick (executive producer), and Erik Storey (VP, original programming, SCI FI). Moderated by Mark Bernardin of Entertainment Weekly magazine. Ballroom 20
Categories:  Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

2:15-4:00 Disney— Disney and Disney•Pixar showcase two upcoming films with this exclusive Comic- Con presentation!

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince CaspianWalt Disney Pictures and Walden Media present never-before-seen footage and a Q&A panel with the filmmakers of the second installment of the epic fantasy adventure series! Be sure to collect the exclusive Prince Caspian Comic-Con poster, designed by fans on Narnia.com, and selected by director Andrew Adamson!

WALL•EFrom Academy Award–winning director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo), WALL•E is the story of one robot's comic adventures as he chases his dream across the galaxy. Meet director Andrew Stanton and sound designer Ben Burtt (Star Wars) as they present a first look at Disney·Pixar's next animated adventure!
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Categories:  Animation | Kids | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy

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2:30-3:30 Storytelling with and Without Pictures— Authors of prose and comics discuss how they write differently for different media—or do they? Find out with authors David Morrell (Captain America: The Chosen), Christopher Golden (The Myth Hunters, Talent), Mike Mignola (Baltimore, Or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire, Hellboy), Richard Morgan (TH1TRE3N, Black Widow), Tad Williams (Shadowplay, Aquaman), Barbara Hambly (Renfield: Slave of Dracula, Garden of Emptiness), Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game, Ultimate Iron Man), and Mike Carey (The Devil You Know, Lucifer). Moderated by Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy. Room 1AB
Categories:  Comic Books | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Horror and Suspense | Science Fiction & Fantasy

2:30-3:30 Rude Dude Productions: The Return of Nexus Tired of waiting ten years for the return of Nexus? The wait is over! Join the Rude Dude gang with founders Steve Rude (Nexus, The Moth), Mike Baron (Nexus, Badger, The Flash), Gary Martin (Nexus, The Moth), and Jaynelle Phillips-Rude, as they discuss what's in the future with this exciting new company. Q&A will follow as well as a special showing of the Nexus animated promo in its final, completed form! Room 2
Categories:  Comic Books

2:30-3:30 FUNimation Industry Panel: Get in the Know!— A FUNimation representative will be on hand to talk about all the newest information and updates on everything they are currently working on, as well as answer questions. Room 3
Categories:  Anime & Manga | Kids | Movies | Television

2:30-4:00 Remembering Caniff and Canyon: 100/60— Panelists Harry Guyton (Milton Caniff Estate), R. C. Harvey (Meanwhile...A Biography of Milton Caniff), Denis Kitchen (Steve Canyon Magazine), Russ Maheras (Steve Canyon 50th Anniversary comic strip), Diana Doalson (Milton Caniff's grandniece), and John Ellis (Steve Canyon DVD producer) will offer a rollicking remembrance of all things Caniff! Includes the first public screening of the restored 1959 NBC Steve Canyon episode “Operation Intercept” in over 40 years. Room 4
Categories:  Cartooning and Comic Strips

2:30-4:00 Scott Shaw!: Oddball Comics— For nearly four decades (!), cartoonist Scott Shaw! (Captain Carrot and the Final Arc) has presented his uniquely hilarious slideshow of “the craziest comic books ever published” to SRO audiences at Comic-Con. Now seen at www.oddballcomics.com and in the pages of Geek Monthly magazine, Scott’s Oddball Comics show features such nutty four-color oddities as All-Negro Comics, Popular Teen-Agers’ “Toni Gay and Butch Dykeman,” It’s Fun to Stay Alive, “crotch-centric” issues of Superman’s Girlfriend, Lois Lane, and funnybooks with a “fish-in-the-face” motif. . . plus, a baker’s dozen of the most notorious Oddball Comics of all time! Don’t dare miss the presentation that Marvel’s Stan Lee calls “the wildest, wackiest exposé of some of the craziest comic books I’ve ever seen!” Room 5AB
Categories:  Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic Books | Fandom

2:30-3:30 Mattel: Masters of the Universe DVD release!— At long last, the popular 2002 MOTU animated series is coming to DVD! Help celebrate this release with a special screening of episode 35, “The Power of Grayskull,” and learn the secret origin of the most Powerful Man in the Universe—He-Man! Q&A with Mattel toy designers to follow. Room 10
Categories:  Action Figures, Toys and Collectibles | Animation | Kids | Movies | Television

2:30-3:30 Lost Fan Summit— Admit it: you're a fan of one of television's most intriguing and exciting TV shows: Lost. You've posted on the message boards, examined screen-shots, and played The Lost Experience with thousands of others you've never met. Now meet some of your fellow Lost fans face to face and celebrate Lost on the web! Room 24A
Categories:  Fandom | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

2:30-3:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #12: Poster Session— Want to go in depth with a comics scholar? The poster session provides that opportunity. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday scholars' PowerPoint presentations will be available to read in printed "poster books," then the scholars will be on hand at the poster session to discuss their presentations in small-group and one-on-one discussions. Jennifer K. Stuller provides a critical history of the cultural effect of Peter O'Donnell's Modesty Blaise while exploring her contributions to comics narrative to elucidate the legacy of Britain's princess of spy-fi. Brad Ricca (Case Western Reserve University) unveils "The Secret Name of Lois Lane" by tracing early, never-before-seen Siegel and Shuster material and outlining a Lois whose character and name is indebted to various, previously neglected sources, as well as proposing the definitive identity of the "real" Lois and showing how this information critically informs our understanding of her early character as an idealized (but problematic) representative of 'higher' art. Gregory Bray (SUNY—New Paltz) examines the way adolescent trauma in Smallville is encoded through the principles' interactions with their parents—Jor El, Jonathan and Martha Kent, and Lionel Luthor—and asserts that Clark is defined by his trauma so fully that it's all that feeds his actions and drains the rest of who or what could be, while Lex is ultimately consumed with his destiny and enters a cycle of anti-humanism. Marc DiPaolo (Alvernia College) discusses the portrayal of the Punisher as insane Italian American crimefighter and Vietnam veteran. Robert Emmons (Art Institute of Philadelphia) explores the personal experiences of Alison Bechdel in Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic and Craig Thompson in Blankets and how they can be transposed to a young audience to teach an understanding of the "other" to create open and honest discussion that provides context for the "other" and ourselves. Hal Shipman (Northwestern University) examines the particular aesthetics that are consistently at work in the graphic memoirs such as Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, Guy DeLisle's Pyongyang, Alison Bechdel's Fun Home, and Judd Winick's Pedro and Me to elucidate what it is about this most subjective of media that has made it so effective in telling these tales so explicitly presented as truth. Doug Highsmith (CSU—East Bay) traces the rise and fall of the American romance comic book. Travis Langley (Henderson State University) relates the conflict between pro-registration and anti-registration heroes in Marvel Comics' Civil War to Erich Fromm's basic human dilemma involving conflicting desires for freedom and security, examining how character motivations on both sides arise from positive human qualities because Fromm's image of human nature is ultimately optimistic, holding that people on either side are struggling to find what is best for all. Jason Strykowski (True West Magazine), Meg Frisbee (University of New Mexico), and Shawn Wiemann (University of New Mexico) use the failure of Marvel's NFL Superpro to show how representations of the fantastic in sequential arts are incompatible with the fantasies in professional sports and thereby reveal contrasts that cannot be resolved in a single form of American popular culture. A group of graduate students from the UC—San Diego present a poster panel on comics and the construction of identity: Marisa Brandt looks at memory and identity in Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury arc The War Within; Matthew Brown asks why the DC Universe should have crises of identity; Adam Streed and Amanda Brovold assert that the superhero is as good as dead; Sabrina Starnaman examines identity formation in David B.'s Epileptic; and Evan Moreno-Davis explores how Christopher Chance targets the human condition. Room 30AB
Categories:  Comic Arts Conference | Comic Books

2:30-4:00 Dynamic Drawing Workshop— Renowned art teachers Jeff Watts and Erik M. Gist demonstrate the Watts Atelier Method of Drawing. They will share the skills that have allowed them to excel as professional artists. Watch as they demonstrate their fantastic skills and explain the essentials of working from the live model and its importance to every working artist. Jeff founded Watts Atelier of the Arts some 15 years ago in hopes of preserving the tradition of master artists of the past. Join Jeff and Erik as they share their thoughts on what it takes to train and perform at peak professional levels. Room 30CDE
Categories:  Art and Illustration | Seminars & Workshops

2:45-4:00 Cartoon Network: Class of 3000/My Gym Partner's a Monkey Tommy Lynch and Joe Horn, the men behind Class of 3000, talk about the upcoming season and answer questions. Also on hand are Tom Kenny (voice of Philly Phil) and the man himself, Andre Benjamin (voice of Sunny Bridges, Outkast). Plus, you never know what will happen when you get the creators and lead writer of My Gym Partner’s a Monkey all together in one place. Tim Cahill, Julie McNally Cahill, and Tom Sheppard will fill you in on what’s new for the coming season. Plus, a scheduled appearance by the voice of Jake, Tom Kenny! Then stick around for a sneak peek of the upcoming show Flapjack (Thurop Van Orman). Room 6A
Categories:  Animation | Kids | Television

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2:45-3:45 Supernatural Screening and Q&A— Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki (House of Wax) and Jensen Ackles (Smallville) – along with Executive Producer Eric Kripke (Boogeyman), Co-Executive Producer Ben Edlund (Angel), Co-Executive Producer Peter Johnson (DC Comics’ Supernatural: Origins comic book series) and Producer Sera Gamble (Eyes) – answer questions from the audience, present a reel of highlights from Supernatural, and discuss the upcoming third season of this thrill-ride series with moderator Craig Tomashoff, West Coast Bureau Chief of TV Guide. Produced by Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supernatural airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Room 6CDEF
Categories:  Horror and Suspense | Television

3:00-4:15 Marvel: Spider-Man— This is the panel we’ve been teasing for months! Join Joe Quesada, Spidey editor Steve Wacker and the new creators on the thrice-monthly Amazing Spider-Man to find out what’s in store for Peter and his supporting cast, and why 2008 will see the dawning of a brand new day! Room 6B
Categories:  Comic Books

3:00-4:00 The Darkness Game— The Darknessis a PS3/Xbox 360 title from premier video game publisher 2K Games, award-winning game developer Starbreeze Studios, leading independent comics creator/publisher Top Cow Productions, and video game/film production company Union Entertainment. The Darkness is the first game to be released based on a Top Cow comic and one of the only comic book–based video games ever released without a related feature film to help launch it. The video game stays true to its source while presenting a fresh, frightening reinvention of The Darkness’ mythology. The panel, composed of the key creative forces behind the project, will discuss the triumphs and challenges of bringing The Darkness to comics, from comics to games, then back to comics, and maybe more. Room 8
Categories:  Comic Books | Gaming | Horror and Suspense

3:30-4:30 Penny Arcade Join Gabe and Tycho from Penny Arcade as they take questions about the comic, upcoming special projects and their personal lives in this one-hour Q&A session! Flash photography is allowed. Other panelists include Mike Krahulik (Gabe) and Jerry Holkins (Tycho). Room 1AB
Categories:  Comic Books | Fandom | Webcomics

3:30-4:30 Radical Comics— With a combined experience of 60 years in comics, film, music, and photography, Dave Elliott (Atomeka) and Barry Levine (film producer for Rex Mundi) have joined together to bring the world of film to comics: pulp adventure, epic fantasy, horror, science fiction, all by the top creators of comics, film, and fantasy. See for yourself why so much excitement is building around Radical Comics’ first titles: Hercules, Legends, Orphan, and Caliber. When the company debuts its titles in 2008, you will learn the true meaning of Radical. Room 2
Categories:  Comic Books | Movies

3:30-4:30 Simplicity: The Life and Art of Alex Toth Featured for the first time will be the exclusive screening of the documentary Simplicity: The Life and Art of Alex Toth. The documentary will show what made Alex such a unique and beloved artist. Following the screening will be a brief panel discussion featuring Mark Chiarello, Ruben Procopio, Toth’s children, and documentary producers Alex Gray and Jon Mefford. Room 3
Categories:  Art and Illustration | Comic Books

3:30-4:30 Del Rey Manga— The Del Rey Manga team will be on hand for exciting new manga announcements—both Japanese and OEL—plus an exclusive look at Terry Brooks’ first-ever graphic novel, Dark Wraith of Shannara, and the usual fun of the Del Rey Q&A. Get those questions ready now and Dallas Middaugh (associate publisher), Ali Kokmen (marketing manager), Mutsumi Miyazaki (director of licensing and acquisitions), and Tricia Narwani (Del Rey manga editorial) will do their best to answer and/or dodge them! Room 10
Categories:  Anime & Manga | Science Fiction & Fantasy

3:30-4:30 Futurama Matt Groening is proud to announce the long-awaited return of the animated sci-fi comedy classic Futurama! Matt and executive producer David X. Cohen will be on the dais, accompanied by writer Ken Keeler, animation directors Peter Avanzino and Dwayne Carey- Hill, and for the first time together on stage in any universe, actors Billy West (Fry), Katey Sagal (Leela), John DiMaggio (Bender), and Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker)! The cast and crew will entertain your questions and present a sneak peek at Bender’s Big Score! in glorious wide-screen format! Moderated by Bill Morrison. Ballroom 20
Categories:  Animation | Science Fiction & Fantasy

3:30-4:30 Little Lulu Fan Group Meeting— One of the most memorable kids' comics ever published, Little Lulu has generated a fan following around the world. Learn more about this classic comics character and join in for the annual reading of a Golden Age Little Lulu story. All are welcome! Room 24A
Categories:  Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic Books

3:30-5:00 The Costume Designers Guild Presents Costume Centric: Designing Icons— Deborah Nadoolman Landis (Raiders of the Lost Ark), president of the Costume Designers Guild, Local 892 will interview costume designers Mary Vogt (The Fantastic Four: The Return of the Silver Surfer), Michael Wilkinson (300), and Mona May (Enchanted). There will be a Q&A as part of the program. Later in the evening, the CDG designers will be awarding the first ever CDG Prize for Outstanding Costume at the Comic-Con Masquerade. Room 30AB
Categories:  Comic Books | Costuming | Fandom | Movies

4:00-5:00 AFI’s Behind the Plastic II: Creativity to Collectible— Action figure and statue sculpting is pop art that is coming into the mainstream spotlight. In years past, nameless, faceless sculptors cranked out figure after figure of beloved characters, but now the sculptors are becoming better known among fans and the industry. In this discussion with some of the industry’s top sculptors you will discover the path that led them to many a “fan boy’s” dream job. Find out what tools and materials they use and where laser scanning ends and the sculptor takes over. Also covered will be mold making and painting, design, and marketing personal projects. Moderator Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett from ActionFigureInsider.com talks to Jean St. Jean (sculptor, NECA, McFarlane, Diamond Select, DC Direct), Mike Locasio (sculptor, NECA, McFarlane, DC Direct, Diamond Select), Ruben Procopio (sculptor, Masked Avengers Studio, Electric Tiki, Disney Classic Collectibles), Kat Sapene (prototype painter, Electric Tiki, Sota), and Eddie Wires (prototype painter, Toy Biz, DC Direct). Room 4
Categories:  Action Figures, Toys and Collectibles

4:00-5:00 Mission: McFarlane— Todd McFarlane (Spawn, McFarlane Toys), R. A. Salvatore (Drizzt Do’Urden, 38 Studios), Brett Close (38 Studios president and CEO), Brian Haberlin (editor-in-chief Spawn Comics), and in a special appearance Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead and Invincible) talk about all the stuff about the McFarlane Companies that they can talk about in one hour, including company announcements. Room 5AB
Categories:  Action Figures, Toys and Collectibles | Comic Books

4:00-5:00 Two Rays: Bradbury and Harryhausen— Two of the living legends of science fiction and fantasy reunite in this Comic- Con exclusive event! Author Ray Bradbury and filmmaker Ray Harryhausen share a life-long friendship and passionate interest in all things fantastic. Joining them are Bradbury biographer Sam Weller and Harryhausen producer Arnold Kunert. Room 6CDEF
Categories:  Animation | Fandom | Horror and Suspense | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy

4:00-5:00 Jeff Smith— Join Jeff for an open Q&A about his latest projects, including Shazam: The Monster Society of Evil (DC Comics), the new Bone Volume 6 color edition (Scholastic), the new Art of Bone book (Dark Horse) and the Ohio State Wexner Center Bone Art Exhibit planned for 2008. Also get a sneak-peek at his upcoming new self-published comic: RASL. Room 8
Categories:  Comic Books

4:00-5:00 Polyfoam Workshop— Dennis Quon, creator of Polymorphism Art, and panel members Joshua Quon and Rozzie Quon demonstrate the process of creating polyfoam art. The panel’s focus will be on making a transparent body for a jellyfish and using other media incorporated into this project. The workshop includes a Q&A session. Room 30CDE
Categories:  Art and Illustration | Seminars & Workshops

4:15-5:15 Re\Visioned: Tomb Raider: A GameTap Exclusive Animated Series— In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Tomb Raider, GameTap has assembled legendary artists and writers including Jim Lee (Batman: Hush, WildC.A.T.s), Warren Ellis (The Authority, Transmetropolitan), Peter Chung (Aeon Flux, Animatrix), Gail Simone (Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey), and Brian Pulido (Lady Death, The Darkness) to participate in the first season of GameTap’s newest original series, Re\Visioned. Each artist and writer applied their unique talents to reinvent leading lady Lara Croft in his or her own way, creating a new animated series airing exclusively on GameTap.com. Join us for an all-star panel as these industry legends share their creative experiences in bringing a gaming icon to life. Moderated by series creator Ricardo Sanchez, the panel will showcase a full episode by Warren Ellis and an exclusive preview of upcoming episodes. Room 6A
Categories:  Animation | Gaming

4:15-5:00 Marvel Studios— Marvel Studios proudly presents its Summer 2008 blockbuster line-up! First up, in association with Universal Pictures, comes Marvel's exciting new take on superhero icon The Incredible Hulk. Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt, director Louis Leterrier and producers Avi Arad, Gale Anne Hurd and Kevin Feige will be on hand to discuss. Next up, in association with Paramount Pictures, Marvel is proud to present the big screen debut of legendary Marvel hero Iron Man. Director Jon Favreau, producers Avi Arad, Kevin Feige, and Tony Stark himself, Robert Downey Jr., are proud to unveil exclusive, never before seen footage from the film. Don't miss this sneak peak at two of comics' biggest superheroes that is sure to be full of surprises. Hall H
Categories:  Comic Books | Movies

4:30-5:30 Spotlight on Rowena Comic-Con special guest Rowena Morrill, better known as Rowena, is one of the top cover illustrators in science fiction and fantasy. Her incredible body of work includes over 300 book covers. Rowena talks about her career and future projects. Room 1AB
Categories:  Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Science Fiction & Fantasy

4:30-6:00 Spotlight on Roy Thomas One of the first big-time fans turned pro, Roy Thomas went from editing the seminal comics fanzine Alter Ego to a job at Marvel Comics that saw him produce memorable runs on Avengers, X-Men, Conan and just about every other Marvel character and group, including, at one point, editing the whole line. Mark Evanier interviews Thomas on his long and storied career in comics, including his return to the magazine that started it all, Alter Ego. Room 2
Categories:  Comic Books | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances

4:30-5:30 ADV Industry Panel— Join ADV Films co-founder and ADR director extraordinaire Matt Greenfield (Kurau Phantom Memory) as he previews new and upcoming series, answers your questions, and makes a surprising announcement or two. It’s history in the making—plus prizes, prizes, and more prizes! Get there early to save your seat! Room 3
Categories:  Anime & Manga

4:30-5:30 Spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski It's a big summer for popular writer/producer/director J. Michael Straczynski, as his new direct-to-DVD feature Babylon 5: The Lost Tales debuts and he brings back Thor to his rightful place in the Marvel universe. JMS talks about these projects and more, including his upcoming film Changeling for Imagine Entertainment, which is being produced by Ron Howard, starring Angelina Jolie, and directed by Clint Eastwood. And then there's World War Z, and Goliath: The Story of David and that Silver Surfer movie, too... Room 6B
Categories:  Animation | Comic Books | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

4:30-5:30 Spotlight on Kent Williams Comic-Con special guest Kent Williams talks about his dual career in comics and the art world. Comics artist and colorist Jose Villarrubia will interview Kent about his work, and Kent will present a visual presentation featuring his art. Room 10
Categories:  Art and Illustration | Comic Books | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances

4:30-6:00 Action Figure Customizing Fan Group Meeting— Join a group of action figure customizers who create the toys they always wanted but couldn't buy. Share tips and tricks. Meet your online friends. Bring examples of your figures for all to gaze upon. All scales, skill levels, DC, Marvel, and more are welcome. Moderator: Fwooshnet's Paul G. Wolf, aka Pablolobo. Room 24A
Categories:  Action Figures, Toys and Collectibles | Fandom

4:45-5:45 Dark Horse Presents: Joss Whedon— With the hugely successful release of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 for Dark Horse Comics, Joss Whedon (Fray, Astonishing X-Men) talks about picking up where the TV series left off, his other projects, future plans, and possibly even a few surprises. A sneak peek from the upcoming Serenity—Collector's Edition DVD will be shown. Ballroom 20
Categories:  Comic Books | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

5:00-6:00 Ellen Forney: I Love Led Zepplin— This multimedia show features Ellen Forney performing as narrator with flash cartoon clips of her wildly amusing observations on contemporary urban culture, including her elegy to live-fast, die-young ethos “The Final Soundtrack,” which inspired the title of her book. The program will also include her collaboration with comedian Margaret Cho, “How to Be a Fabulous Fag Hag,” and her early brush with celebrity in “My Date with Camille Paglia.” Room 4
Categories:  Fandom

5:00-6:00 WildStorm: Storm Front— The pieces are moving into place, as 2007 is shaping up to be a banner year for DC’s left coast imprint, WildStorm. Be here to see what’s on the horizon in the WildStorm Universe! Bob Wayne (DC Comics VP, sales) moderates, with Jim Lee (editorial director, WildStorm; artist, WildC.A.T.S), Hank Kanalz (VP/general manager, WildStorm), Ben Abernathy (editor, WildStorm), Scott Peterson (editor, WildStorm), and some of comics’ top talents, including Christos N. Gage (Stormwatch PHD), Gail Simone, (Gen13, Welcome to Tranquility), Jimmy Palmiotti (Countdown, Friday the 13th), and Justin Gray (Countdown, Friday the 13th). As a special incentive, a collectible comic will be distributed to fans at the panel! Room 5AB
Categories:  Comic Books | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances

5:00-6:00 NBM's 30th Birthday Party!— America's original graphic novel publisher—the company that has brought you fantasy by Ray Bradbury, classic tales by Will Eisner, best-selling art books by Luis Royo, and sexy stories by Milo Manara and Guido Crepax—is celebrating! Join the NBM gang for birthday cake and news about new books by Bryan Talbot, Eisner nominee Lewis Trondheim, and other stars. Scheduled to appear: Rick Geary (A Treasury of Victorian Murder), Chad Michael Ward (Autopsyrotica), Rob Vollmar (Bluesman and The Castaways), Bryan Talbot, and some surprise guests! Room 8
Categories:  Comic Books | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances

5:00-6:00 PC Gamer and Maximum PC: How to Play a Better Game, Part 3— Will Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Maximum PC, Chuck Osborn, Senior Executive Editor of PC Gamer, Norman Chan, Contributing Editor of PC Gamer, and Mario Kroll, Director of Marketing for CDV, will host a discussion and Q&A session about real-time strategy games. Topics will include basic strategy, performance-enhancing tips, and genre- specific hardware upgrade recommendations, using CDV's and The History Channel's Great Battles of Rome as a demonstration tool. Room 30AB
Categories:  Gaming | Seminars & Workshops

5:00-6:00 The Shiflett Bros. and Friends Sculpting Panel— Industry sculptors Brandon and Jarrod Shiflett (Bowen Designs, Dynamic Forces, Toy Biz) are joined on stage by sculpting friends and heroes in this free-for-all discussion about the craft, process, and industry of comic book and fantasy sculpting. Room 30CDE
Categories:  Action Figures, Toys and Collectibles | Art and Illustration | Comic Books | Seminars & Workshops

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5:15-6:30 The Sarah Connor Chronicles Screening and Q&A— Catch an exclusive screening of an extended cut – made especially for Comic-Con – of the pilot of The Sarah Connor Chronicles followed by a Q&A with stars Lena Headey (300), Thomas Dekker (Heroes), Summer Glau (Firefly) and Richard T. Jones (Event Horizon), along with Executive Producer Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds), James Middleton of C-2 Pictures (producers of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines) and pilot director David Nutter (The X-Files). The session will be moderated by Craig Tomashoff, West Coast Bureau Chief of TV Guide. Coming soon to FOX, The Sarah Connor Chronicles is produced by C-2 Pictures in association with Warner Bros. Television. Room 6CDEF
Categories:  Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

5:30-6:30 Spotlight on Joseph Michael Linsner His incredibly lush style of painted art made Dawn an instant hit. Comic-Con special guest Joseph Michael Linsner talks about his almost-20 years telling tales of the goddess, what's next for both him and Dawn, and his long-time collaboration with writer/artist and co-colorist Eva Hopkins. Room 1AB
Categories:  Comic Books | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances

5:30-6:30 Keenspot Unplugged 2007— Those crazy cartoonists from pioneering webcomics publisher Keenspot return for their seventh annual panel discussion! Keenspot creators scheduled to appear include Dan Shive (El Goonish Shive), Chris Layfield and Pascalle (Zap!), R. Smith (Funny Farm), R. C. Monroe (Out There), Mark Mekkes (Zortic), and Keenspot co-CEO Darren Bleuel (Nukees). Hosted by Chris Daily (Striptease). Late-breaking announcements and previews of Keenspot's newest comics and animation projects! Free Keenspot giveaways for everyone who attends. Room 3
Categories:  Comic Books

5:30-8:00 Gays in Comics Panel and Mixer: The 20th Anniversary!— Two decades of “Gays in Comics” is celebrated at its birthplace: Comic-Con! From DC's diverse roster that includes a lesbian Question and Batwoman and a gay Pied Piper and Midnighter to Marvel's Moondragon and Quasar or Hulkling and Wicca, super-hero comics have come a long way in representing gay characters. With Yaoi also exploding in the marketplace, the bravura graphic novel Fun Home winning awards worldwide, and TV shows such as Heroes tapping into the comic book closet, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered characters and fans are finally being represented. An all-star panel of GLBT creators (and a straight one) will offer startling insight and glimpses of surprises to come! Joining founding moderator Andy Mangels, best-selling author of Star Trek novels and director of She-Ra and Isis DVD documentaries, are Alison Bechdel, the writer/artist of the critical best-seller Fun Home and Dykes to Watch Out For; Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the writer of Sensational Spider-Man and Nightcrawler; Chuck Kim, a writer for the Heroes TV series and many DC Comics titles; Charles "Zan" Christensen, the co-founder of PRISM and writer of the upcoming The Mark of Aeacus; Alonso Duralde, pop culture critic, author of 101 Must-See Movies for Gay Men, and former Advocate arts editor; and Megan Gedris, PRISM grant-winning artist of Yu+Me manga webcomic. Plus, a very important special guest may make an appearance! Afterward, stick around for the hour-long gay comics fan mixer/social, sponsored by PRISM Comics, with prizes and surprise special guests! Room 6A
Categories:  Anime & Manga | Comic Books | Fandom | Webcomics

5:30-6:30 Robert A. Heinlein: Centennial Man— Science fiction author and legend Robert Anson Heinlein left an incredible literary and philanthropic legacy to the world. Come help us celebrate his 100th birthday with a lively discussion of his writing and his life featuring author Greg Bear (Quantico), Michael Cassutt (co-executive producer, The Outer Limits), Jackie Estrada (Eisner Awards administrator and long-time Comic-Con volunteer), Dr. Robert James (assistant editor, The Heinlein Journal), Bill Patterson (official Heinlein biographer), David Silver (president, The Heinlein Society), and Mike Sheffield (blood drive chair, The Heinlein Society). Room 10
Categories:  Fandom | Science Fiction & Fantasy

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5:30-7:00 Columbia/Screen Gems— This panel showcases three great new films from Screen Gems and Columbia!
First up, it's zombie action at it's finest with Resident Evil: Extinction. See the world premiere of the new trailer and meet the stars of this third and final installment of the Resident Evil saga, based on the wildly popular video game series. Alice (Milla Jovovich), now in hiding in the Nevada desert, once again joins forces with Carlos Olivera (Oded Fehr) and L. J. (Mike Epps), along with new survivors, including Claire Redfield (Ali Larter). On stage in person to take your questions will be Milla Jovovich, in her first ever Comic-con appearance, along with co-star Ali Larter, and creature FX legend Patrick Tatopoulos. Resident Evil: Extinction is in theaters everywhere September 21.

30 Days of NightSteve Niles and Ben Templesmith's vampire noir epic horror/thriller reaches the big screen under the banner of Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures. On hand to show clips and answer questions will be director David Slade, producer Sam Raimi, creators Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith, and stars Josh Hartnett (Sin City) and Danny Huston (Children of Men).

SuperbadProducer Judd Apatow follows his hit comedy Knocked Up with this highly anticipated look at the lives of several misfit guys on the eternal quest to find the right girl and prove that they're not just bad, they're Superbad. Apatow discusses the outrageous comedy audiences have come to expect from him. Joining Apatow will be his Superbad entourage, including Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, director Greg Mottola, screenwriter and star Seth Rogen, screenwriter Evan Goldberg, producer Shauna Robertson, and possibly even Bill Hader, if he will only listen to reason.
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Categories:  Horror and Suspense | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy

5:45-7:00 Introducing The Film Crew: Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett— Three of the brilliantly insane minds behind Mystery Science Theater 3000 finally reunite to unleash their warped sense of humor on the cinema of yesteryear as The Film Crew. Join Mike, Kevin, and Bill as they preview exclusive excerpts from three upcoming Film Crew DVDs: Killers From Space, Wild Women of Wongo, and Giant Of Marathon—followed by a Q&A session! Room 6B
Categories:  Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy

6:00-7:00 Spotlight on Mark Verheiden The popular writer of movies (The Mask, Timecop), television (Smallville, Battlestar Galactica), and comics (Superman Batman, The American) comes to Comic-Con as a special guest. Mark Verheiden talks to writer and friend Jeff Gelb about his career storytelling on the big screen, the small screen, and the printed page. Room 2
Categories:  Comic Books | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy

6:00-7:00 Drawing the Line: The Untold Story of the Animation Unions from Bosko to Bart Simpson Noted animation director and artist Tom Sito (Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Lion King), discusses the secrets behind the animation labor movement, from his new book, Drawing the Line. Room 4
Categories:  Animation | Seminars & Workshops

6:00-7:00 The Pitching Hour— Jermaine Turner (director, original series, Disney/ABC Cable Networks Group), Jill Stewart (manager, original series, Disney Channel Animation), Dan Evans (network exec, Digimon), Jeremy Love (VP, Gettosake Entertainment), Laurenn McCubbin (producer, Showtime's Rent Girl), and Jonas Agin (senior VP, Tom Lynch Company) will take an idea from conception through production. This process will include creating a pitch document, obtaining agents, and getting a pitch meeting. The panelists will explain, through hypothetical example and humorous stories, the process that new creator should adapt to make their way into the Hollywood creative battleground. Knowing that each project is unique, there will be a Q&A to allow the audience to really hone in on the solutions to obstacles they may encounter. Also on hand will be IP lawyer Brendan McFeely to give creators insight on protecting their ideas as they navigate Hollywood! Room 5AB
Categories:  Movies | Seminars & Workshops | Television

6:00-7:00 The Goon Independent and cult comic book icon Eric Powell discusses the past, present, and future of his Eisner Award–winning comic The Goon, from the ongoing series to the long-awaited Chinatown graphic novel. Room 8
Categories:  Comic Books

6:00-7:00 Indyfans and the Quest for Fortune and Glory— Indiana Jones fans unite! Join the fans from the upcoming documentary Indyfans and the Quest for Fortune and Glory as they "moderate" this one-stop Indiana Jones information center for all the fans! Various "experts" will be on hand to embark on discussions about all things Indiana Jones, including the upcoming fourth film. And don't miss out on the Indiana Jones Trivia Contest; the winner will receive an Indy Magnoli Ceramic Holy Grail. Room 24A
Categories:  Fandom | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy

6:00-7:00 Create Your Own Comics and Manga— Learn how to create comics and manga on your computer. Manga Studio, the leading Manga and comic art software, provides all the essential tools you need to create professional, ready-to-publish pages from start to finish! Manga Studio offers an intuitive interface and delivers the best suite of ready-to-use screen tones, content, and special manga and comic effects for hobbyists, experienced artists, and professionals. Featuring Steve Yatson (VP of marketing, e frontier America Inc.) and Lincy Chan (manga artist, TOKYOPOP). Room 30AB
Categories:  Anime & Manga | Fandom | Seminars & Workshops

6:00-7:00 The Hero Initiative: I'm Supposed to Retire on This?!— When you're a professional in comics, you are in charge of your own destiny, including paying your taxes and funding your retirement. But how are you supposed to save any money when Uncle Sam takes it all? And if you do have any money left over, where do you put it—IRAs, SEPs, savings accounts or bank CDs, what's the difference? Harlan Wenig (independent financial advisor) and Joe Davidson (registered tax preparer) explore the financial aspects of being a comic book professional. Room 30CDE
Categories:  Animation | Art and Illustration | Comic Books | Seminars & Workshops

6:30-7:30 Troma's Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead Troma's Fowl Movement Poultrygeist is the latest film from Troma Studios, was created and marketed in Troma's patented guerrilla style. This panel will show you how to make and market your indie film in an increasingly corporate age. See exclusive scenes and behind-the-scenes footage from the film MTV calls "Hilarious! Definitely something you need to see to believe!" Moderated by director Lloyd Kaufman, this panel will include special guests like Tim Seeley (Devil's Due) and Batton Lash (Supernatural Law). These creators will show you the fine art of transforming your movie characters into graphic novel heroes, as well as discuss their own Troma comic book projects. Room 1AB
Categories:  Comic Books | Horror and Suspense | Movies

6:30-7:30 The Animation Production Process— What goes into bringing an animated script to screen? Producers Stephanie Graziano (X-Men: The Animated Series), Tad Stones (Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms), and Greg Weisman (Spectacular Spider- Man) take you behind the scenes and into the trenches. Moderated by Shannon Muir (Invader Zim), author of Gardner's Guide to Writing and Producing Animation from GGC, and currently project management coordinator at Animation World Network. Room 3
Categories:  Animation | Movies | Seminars & Workshops | Television

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6:30-7:30 Smallville Screening and Q&A— Comic-Con favorite Smallville returns with an all-new screening and Q&A, featuring executive producers Al Gough and Miles Millar (both from Spider-Man 2) and cast members Erica Durance (Lois Lane), Justin Hartley (Green Arrow) and Phil Morris (Martian Manhunter). Special appearance by Laura Vandervoort (The Lookout), newly cast as Supergirl in the upcoming season of Smallville. The session will be moderated by Rich Sands of TV Guide. Produced by Tollin/Robbins Productions, Millar/Gough Ink and Warner Bros. Television, Smallville airs Thursdays at 8 PM ET/PT on The CW. Room 6CDEF
Categories:  Comic Books | Television

6:30-7:30 Josh Howard/Dead@17— After its remarkable debut in 2003, plus a fistful of sequels, prequels, and spin-offs, the comics series Dead@17 has finally gone monthly. Join Josh Howard (The Lost Books of Eve) for this Q&A session, including a special sneak preview showing of the Dead@17 short film (by Mark Steensland) a month before its world premiere in England! Room 10
Categories:  Comic Books | Movies

Nighttime Programs

7:00-8:00 Gays In Comics Mixer— See the Gays in Comics panel description at 5:30 for more information. Room 6A
Categories:  Fandom | Nighttime Programming

7:00-9:00 CBLDF Benefit Auction— This is the big one! The CBLDF holds its biggest auction of the year at Comic- Con, and this year brings some amazing one-of-a-kind items to raise money for free speech! Primo items include original art by Jim Lee, Jeff Smith, Terry Moore, Charlie Adlard, Norm Breyfogle, Rich Buckler, Brian Stelfreeze, and more! Plus a mind-blowing array of rare signed items, including signed portfolios and books by Frank Frazetta, Richard Corben, Hal Foster, Rebecca Guay, Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, and many others! The Fund will also be auctioning off hot comics, including CGC 9.8 copies of Captain America #25, first printing and variants. Join auctioneer Chuck Rozanski and the CBLDF crew to support the Fund's current casework in Georgia, and help them shore up reserves to protect comics' First Amendment rights against any threat on the horizon. You will need a bidder number for this auction, which can be obtained, along with a full auction list, at the CBLDF booth #1831 or at the start of the event. Room 8
Categories:  Comic Books | Nighttime Programming

7:30-8:45 Comic Book Club— Iron your capes, unplug the Bat Signal, and set your decoder rings on awesome: the Comic Book Club is in session! The Comic Book Club is a weekly comic book talk show from New York featuring the best comedians in town talking shop with industry professionals from all corners of the comic book world. They're coming to San Diego to get to the bottom of all the news from the con! Featuring a panel of surprise guests from the con and your hosts Justin Tyler, Alex Zalben, and Pete LePage. Come, unwind, and talk comics—you're in the club! Room 5AB
Categories:  Comic Books | Fandom | Nighttime Programming | Webcomics

7:45-8:45 Comedy Central's The Sarah Silverman Program Sarah Silverman (Jesus Is Magic) plays a character (aptly named Sarah Silverman) whose absurd daily life is told through an array of scripted scenes and song. In each episode, Sarah manages to fall into unique, sometimes unsettling, and always hilarious predicaments, with her sister—played by real-life sister Laura Silverman (The Comeback), her geeky gay neighbors Brian (Brian Posehn, Just Shoot Me) and Steve (Steve Agee, Jesus Is Magic), and Officer Jay (Jay Johnston, Mr. Show with Bob and David) never far from her side. Silverman, Rob Schrab (Monster House), Heidi Herzon (Jesus is Magic) and Dan Sterling (The Daily Show) are the executive producers. Join the entire cast of the Comedy Central hit series for a Q&A session. Room 6CDEF
Categories:  Nighttime Programming | Television

8:30-11:30 Comic-Con International Masquerade Broadcast— Can’t get into Ballroom 20 to see the big show? Don’t worry about it! We’ve got you covered with two big 1,000-seat rooms broadcasting the Comic-Con Masquerade LIVE on the big screen! Click here for complete details on the Comic-Con Masquerade. Room 6A and Room 6B
Categories:  Costuming | Nighttime Programming

8:30-11:30 GameTap Presents: The Comic-Con International Masquerade Fabulous original and re-created costumes crafted by our talented attendees appear on stage before an audience of thousands. Outstanding costumes will be awarded trophies and cash prizes. Doors will open for audience seating at 7:45, but the line will start much earlier! Tickets will be required for seating and will be given out free to those lining up near Ballroom 20 beginning at 4:30. Our Masters of Ceremonies will be writer/artists Phil Foglioand Kaija Foglio of Studio Foglio, and halftime entertainment will feature a dramatic performance by the JING Institute of Chinese Martial Arts & Culture. Click here for complete details on the Masquerade. Ballroom 20
Categories:  Costuming | Nighttime Programming

8:30-1:30 Comic-Con International Masquerade Party— Party into the night and watch the Masquerade LIVE via big screen projection. Dancing starts after 10:00 PM. Sails Pavilion
Categories:  Costuming | Nighttime Programming

9:00-11:30 Buffy the Vampire Slayer 10th Anniversary Screening— Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a screening of two Buffy episodes, including the musical episode, “Once More with Feeling,” presented by Whedonopolis.com. There will be free keepsakes for attendees and a few other surprises! Stop by for some music, singing and "dancin' crazy." Room 5AB
Categories:  Fandom | Horror and Suspense | Nighttime Programming | Television

9:00-11:00 Spotlight on Warren Ellis Warren Ellis (Authority, Black Summer) is not only one of the most critically acclaimed writers of comic books but also one of the most outspoken. Don't miss this chance to see him talk about everything from modern technology to how he crafts a tale, and get special sneak peaks of his new Avatar titles Doktor Sleepless, Black Summer, and some amazing surprise project announcements! Room 6CDEF
Categories:  Comic Books | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Fandom | Nighttime Programming



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