ITV Fest returns to West Hollywood August 5-11

July 27, 2011
The annual ITVFest will be in West Hollywood once again from August 5-11 at the ABOUT ITVFEST
Making television matter.
About a decade ago, the independent film industry took the world by storm and beautiful pieces of cinema were created on little more than hard work and dedication to making something great. That change came out of necessity and availability. Now we can proudly look at American and International cinema and praise the merits of the independent movement. It is time for a similar movement in television and new media.
As Founder AJ Tesler explains, ITVFest "will allow people who have previously had little or no access to television decision makers the forum for which they have tirelessly strived." ITVFest is an opportunity for the dreamers to take time off from their day-jobs, stop waiting for the phone to ring, and take their careers into their own hands. ITVFest is simply put, your ticket to TV.

SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST 5TH:

12:00 PM

SILVER LAKE

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12:00 PM

OBLIVION

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12:00 PM -- AWOKEN

12:00 PM -- VERO BEACH LIP DUB-ARE YOU GONNA BE MY GIRL

02:00 PM -- COMEDY IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM - Panel


04:00 PM -- RE-COMMITTED

FURTHER ADVENTURES OF CUPID & EROS

COMA PERIOD

BREAKING INTO VOICEOVERS


08:00 PM --.comEDY: Making a Backdoor Pilot Panel

10:00 PM -- MILF MONEY

Check out a preview trailer for one of the featured series below:



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Comic-Con 2011: Nathan Fillion talks about the new season of "Castle" (VIDEO)

July 26, 2011

Nathan Fillion took time out of his busy Comic-Con schedule to chat up the press about the upcoming season of "Castle." When we last saw Beckett and Castle, Beckett, played by Stana Katic, the detective who is in Castle's heart was shot by an unknown gunman. Things looked critical for her as the series faded to black for the season. Castle also declared his love for her just as she went unconscious. What will the new season hold? Will Kate Beckett survive? Did she hear Castle's claim?

What Nathan's video below for a little clue.

"Castle' premieres Monday, September 19th on ABC.

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Comic-Con 2011: Event to remain in San Diego after Los Angeles and Anaheim lose bid

July 23, 2011
Comic-Con officials announced that San Diego will remain the city of Comic-Con through 2015. The city beat out top contenders such as Los Angeles and Anaheim.

"San Diego has been home to Comic-Con for over 40 years and it's an honor to continue hosting this important event, which is now so much a part of the fabric of our community," Mayor Jerry Sanders said.

Tickets are already on sale for Comic-Com 2012 which runs from July 12, 2012 through July 15 2012.
"Our bid was successful because of the combined efforts of our Convention Center team, the hotels and our entire hospitality community," Sanders added.
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Comic-Con: 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' Preview (VIDEO)

July 22, 2011

The cast of the Starz hit series, "Torchwood: Miracle Day" appeared at ComicCon to preview their upcoming season of the show. Cast members John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer and Alexa Havins along with writer Jane Espenson spoke of the show and answered a fan Q&A session before showing the preview:

Check it out below:



(pictured: John Barrowman and Alexa Havins)
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Comic- Con: Steven Speilberg announces 'Jurassic-Park 4'

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Comic-Con 2011: William Shatner announces 'The Captains' with Avery Brooks and Scott Bakula

Star Trek legends and "captains," William Shatner, Avery Brooks and Scott Bakula got together at Comic-Con to announce that it will preview its original EPIX Picture, "The Captains," at this year's 4 Day Event. Shatner will talk about the original documentary he produced and directed, an in depth look at the actors who have played Star Trek Captains in the films and television shows. Avery Brooks, who played Captain Benjamin Sisko in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Scott Bakula, who played Captain Jonathan Archer in Star Trek: Enterprise, will join Shatner on a panel at Comic-Con moderated by Kevin Smith Friday, July 22, which will include exclusive clips and an audience Q&A.



When asked what makes the series so special and relevant today, even warranting a major motion picture reboot a few years ago with Chris Pine, Shatner says, " This [Star Trek] franchise is na adventure, something we all have in common." Bakula adds, "The franchise isn't going anywhere anytime soon...there's a passion and a pureness to the franchise that came reinvented so it's still timeless. There's a lot of space out there to be explored."

"It's been 44 years and counting," adds Avery. "Its often duplucated but not ever the same. It's not going anywhere in that sense."

"The Captains" will make its world premiere July 22 at 8:00 pm EDT on EPIX and EpixHD.com as the centerpiece of SHATNERPALOOZA, a celebration of William Shatner's film and television work running on the EPIX linear channel, EPIX SVOD service and EpixHD.com from July 21 through July 30.
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Comic-Con 2011: 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn" clip revealed

July 21, 2011

The first look at the next in the Twilight series is up. Check it out below:

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Primetime Emmys Nominations 2011: Full Lists with every category

July 14, 2011

The nominations for the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
"The Big Bang Theory," Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper
"The Big Bang Theory," Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter
"Episodes," Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc
"Louie," Louie C.K. as Louie
"The Office," Steve Carell as Michael Scott
"30 Rock," Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
"Boardwalk Empire," Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson
"Dexter," Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan
"Friday Night Lights," Kyle Chandler as Coach Eric Taylor
"House," Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House
"Justified," Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens
"Mad Men," Jon Hamm as Don Draper

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
"Carlos," Edgar Ramirez as Carlos
"The Kennedys," Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy
"The Kennedys," Barry Pepper as Bobby Kennedy
"Luther," Idris Elba as John Luther
Thurgood," Laurence Fishburne as Thurgood Marshall
"Too Big To Fail," William Hurt as Henry 'Hank' Paulson

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
"The Big C," Laura Linney as Cathy Jamison
"Mike & Molly," Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn
"Nurse Jackie," Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton
"Parks And Recreation," Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope
"Raising Hope," Martha Plimpton as Virginia Chance
"30 Rock," Tina Fey as Liz Lemon

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
"Friday Night Lights," Connie Britton as Tami Taylor
"The Good Wife," Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick
"Harry's Law," Kathy Bates as Harriet "Harry" Korn
"The Killing," Mireille Enos as Sarah Linden
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson
"Mad Men," Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
"Cinema Verite," Diane Lane as Patricia Loud
"Downton Abbey," Elizabeth McGovern as Cora, Countess of Grantham
"Mildred Pierce," Kate Winslet as Mildred Pierce
"Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story," Taraji P. Henson as Tiffany Rubin
"Upstairs Downstairs," Jean Marsh as Rose Buck

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
"Glee," Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel
"Modern Family," Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett
"Modern Family," Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett
"Modern Family," Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker
"Modern Family," Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy
"Two And A Half Men," Jon Cryer as Alan Harper

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
"Game Of Thrones," Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
"The Good Wife," Josh Charles as Will Gardner
"The Good Wife," Alan Cumming as Eli Gold
"Justified," Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder
"Mad Men," John Slattery as Roger Sterling
Men Of A Certain Age," Andre Braugher as Owen

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
"The Kennedys," Tom Wilkinson as Joe Kennedy
"Mildred Pierce," Guy Pearce as Monty Beragon
"Mildred Pierce," Brian F. O'Byrne as Bert Pierce
"Too Big To Fail," Paul Giamatti as Ben Bernanke
"Too Big To Fail," James Woods as Richard Fuld

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
"Glee," Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester
"Hot In Cleveland," Betty White as Elka Ostrosky
"Modern Family," Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy
"Modern Family," Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
"Saturday Night Live," Kristen Wiig as Various characters
"30 Rock," Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
"Boardwalk Empire," Kelly MacDonald as Margaret Schroeder
"The Good Wife," Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma
"The Good Wife," Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart
"Justified," Margo Martindale as Mags Bennett
"The Killing," Michelle Forbes as Mitch Larsen
"Mad Men," Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
"Downton Abbey," Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
"Mildred Pierce," Evan Rachel Wood as Veda Pierce
"Mildred Pierce," Melissa Leo as Lucy Gessler
"Mildred Pierce," Mare Winningham as Ida
"Upstairs Downstairs," Eileen Atkins as Lady Maud Holland

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
"The Big C," Idris Elba as Lenny
"Modern Family," Nathan Lane as Pepper Saltzman
"Saturday Night Live," Zach Galifianakis, Host
"Saturday Night Live," Justin Timberlake, Host
"30 Rock," Matt Damon as Carol
"30 Rock," Will Arnett as Devin Banks

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
"Big Love," Bruce Dern as Frank Harlow
"Brothers & Sisters," Beau Bridges as Nick Brody
"The Good Wife," Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning
"Harry's Law," Paul McCrane as Josh Peyton
"Justified," Jeremy Davies as Dickie Bennett
Mad Men," Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
"Glee," Kristin Chenoweth as April Rhodes
"Glee," Dot-Marie Jones as Coach Beiste
"Glee," Gwyneth Paltrow as Holly Holliday
"Raising Hope," Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw
"Saturday Night Live," Tina Fey, Host
"30 Rock," Elizabeth Banks as Avery

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
"The Closer," Mary McDonnell as Capt. Sharon Raydor
"Dexter," Julia Stiles as Lumen Pierce
"Grey's Anatomy," Loretta Devine as Adele Webber
"Mad Men," Randee Heller as Miss Blankenship
"Mad Men," Cara Buono as Faye Miller
"Shameless," Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson
"True Blood," Alfre Woodard as Ruby Jean Reynolds

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
"The Amazing Race," Phil Keoghan, Host
"American Idol," Ryan Seacrest, Host
"Dancing With The Stars," Tom Bergeron, Host
"So You Think You Can Dance," Cat Deeley, Host
"Survivor," Jeff Probst, Host

Outstanding Comedy Series
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Glee"
"Modern Family"
"The Office"
"Parks And Recreation"
"30 Rock"

Outstanding Drama Series
"Boardwalk Empire"
"Dexter"
"Friday Night Lights"
"Game Of Thrones"
"The Good Wife"
"Mad Men"

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie
"Cinema Verite"
"Downton Abbey"
"The Kennedys"
"Mildred Pierce"
"The Pillars Of The Earth"
"Too Big To Fail"

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
"The Colbert Report"
"Conan"
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"
"Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"
"Real Time With Bill Maher"
"Saturday Night Live"

Outstanding Nonfiction Series
"American Masters"
"Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations"
"Biography"
"Moguls & Movie Stars"
"Pioneers Of Television"
"30 For 30"

Outstanding Reality Program
"Antiques Roadshow"
"Deadliest Catch"
"Hoarders"
"Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List"
"MythBusters"
"Undercover Boss"

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
"The Amazing Race"
"American Idol"
"Dancing With The Stars"
"Project Runway"
"So You Think You Can Dance"
"Top Chef"

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
"Episodes"
"Louie"
"Modern Family"
"The Office"
"30 Rock"

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
"Friday Night Lights"
"Game Of Thrones"
"The Killing"
"Mad Men" • The Suitcase
"Mad Men" • Blowing Smoke

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
"Downton Abbey"
"Mildred Pierce"
"Sherlock: A Study In Pink"
"Too Big To Fail"
"Upstairs Downstairs"

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
"The Colbert Report"
"Conan"
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"
"Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"
"Saturday Night Live"

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special
"Colin Quinn: Long Story Short"
"Louis C.K.: Hilarious"
"Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit For Autism Education"
"The Real Women Of SNL"
"64th Annual Tony Awards"

Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming
"Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations"
"Freedom Riders"
"Gasland"
"Gettysburg"
"Moguls & Movie Stars"

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance
"Desperate Housewives," Brenda Strong as Mary-Alice Young
"Futurama," Maurice LaMarche as Lrrr & Orson Welles
"The Looney Tunes Show," Bob Bergen as Porky Pig
"Moguls & Movie Stars," Christopher Plummer, Narrator
"Robot Chicken," Seth Green as Robot Chicken Nerd, Batman, Venger, Cobra Commander, Teenager, Judge, Newscaster, Light Cycle Driver
"The Simpsons," Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson, Krusty the Clown, Barney Gumble, Louie

Outstanding Animated Program
"The Cleveland Show"
"Futurama"
"Robot Chicken"
"The Simpsons"
"South Park"

Outstanding Short-format Animated Program
"Adventure Time"
"Disney Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa"
"Regular Show"
"Robot Chicken"
"SpongeBob SquarePants"

Outstanding Main Title Design
"Any Human Heart"
"Boardwalk Empire"
"Game Of Thrones"
"Rubicon"
"Too Big To Fail"

Outstanding Art Direction For A Multi-Camera Series
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Hot In Cleveland"
"How I Met Your Mother"
"Mike & Molly"
"Rules Of Engagement"

Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series
"Boardwalk Empire"
"The Borgias"
"Mad Men"
"Modern Family"
"True Blood"

Outstanding Art Direction For A Miniseries Or Movie
"Downton Abbey"
"The Kennedys"
"Mildred Pierce"
"Upstairs Downstairs"

Outstanding Art Direction For Variety, Music Or Nonfiction Programming
"83rd Annual Academy Awards"
"American Idol"
"Gettysburg"
"2010 MTV Video Music Awards"
"Saturday Night Live"

Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series
"The Big C"
"Glee"
"Modern Family"
"Nurse Jackie"
"30 Rock"

Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series
"Boardwalk Empire"
"Game Of Thrones"
"The Good Wife"
"The Killing"
"Mad Men"

Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
"Cinema Verite"
"Downton Abbey"
"Mildred Pierce"
"Too Big To Fail"
"Upstairs Downstairs"

Outstanding Choreography
"Dancing With The Stars" • Routines: Jive "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" / Viennese Waltz "Hedwigs Theme (Theme from Harry Potter)" / Slow Waltz "My Love" - Mark Ballas, choreographer
"So You Think You Can Dance" • Routines: Alice in Mia-Land "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" / "When We Dance" / "This Bitter Earth - On The Nature of Daylight" - Mia Michaels, choreographer
"So You Think You Can Dance" • Routines: "Mad World" / "Sundrenched World" / "Heaven Is A Place On Earth" - Stacey Tookey, choreographer
"So You Think You Can Dance" • Routines: "Collide" / "How It Ends" / "Fix You" - Travis Wall, choreographer
"So You Think You Can Dance" • Routines: "Scars" / "Fallin" / "Outta Your Mind" - Tabitha D'umo, Napoleon D'umo, Choreographers
"So You Think You Can Dance" • Routines: "Oh Yeah" / "Boogie Shoes" / "I Surrender" - Mandy Jo Moore, Choreographer

Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series
"How I Met Your Mother"
"Pair Of Kings"
"Retired At 35"
"Rules Of Engagement"
"Two And A Half Men"
"Wizards Of Waverly Place"

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series
"Boardwalk Empire • Pilot
"Boardwalk Empire • Home
"Boardwalk Empire • A Return To Normalcy
"The Borgias • The Poisoned Chalice/The Assassin
"The Good Wife • Double Jeopardy

Outstanding Cinematography For A Miniseries Or Movie
"Downton Abbey"
"The Kennedys"
"Mildred Pierce"
"The Pillars Of The Earth"
"Too Big To Fail"

Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming
"American Masters"
"Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations"
"Gasland"
"Gettysburg"
"If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don't Rise"
"Whale Wars"

Outstanding Cinematography For Reality Programming
"The Amazing Race"
"Deadliest Catch"
"Intervention"
"Survivor"
"Top Chef"

Outstanding Commercial
"Baby"
"Baby Driver"
"Born Of Fire"
"Conan"
"Polar Bear"
"Questions"

Outstanding Costumes For A Series
"Boardwalk Empire"
"The Borgias"
"Game Of Thrones"
"Glee"
"Mad Men"

Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
"Cinema Verite"
"Downton Abbey:
"Mildred Pierce"
"Upstairs Downstairs"

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
"How I Met Your Mother" • Subway Wars
"Modern Family" • Halloween
"Modern Family" • Slow Down Your Neighbors
"Modern Family" • See You Next Fall
"30 Rock" • Live Show

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
"Boardwalk Empire" • Pilot
"Boardwalk Empire" • Anastasia
"The Borgias" • The Poisoned Chalice/The Assassin
"Game Of Thrones" • Winter Is Coming (Pilot)
"The Killing" • Pilot

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
"Carlos"
"Cinema Verite"
"Downton Abbey"
"Mildred Pierce"
"Too Big To Fail"

Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
"American Idol"
"The Colbert Report"
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"
"Late Show With David Letterman:
"Saturday Night Live" • Host: Justin Timberlake

Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special
"83rd Annual Academy Awards"
"The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards"
"Lady GaGa Presents The Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden"
"Sondheim! The Birthday Concert"
"64th Annual Tony Awards"

Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming
"The Amazing Race"
"American Masters"
"Becoming Chaz"
"Gasland"
"Top Chef"

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series
"Boardwalk Empire" • Pilot
"Dexter" • Take It!
"The Killing" • Pilot
"Mad Men" • The Suitcase
"Mad Men" • Blowing Smoke

Outstanding Picture Editing For A Comedy Series (Single Or Multi-Camera)
"The Big Bang Theory" • The Agreement Dissection
"How I Met Your Mother" • Subway Wars
"Modern Family" • Halloween
"Modern Family" • Slow Down Your Neighbors "
30 Rock" • 100

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Miniseries Or A Movie
"Cinema Verite"
"Downton Abbey"
"Mildred Pierce"
"Sherlock: A Study In Pink"
"Too Big To Fail"

Outstanding Short-Form Picture Editing
"83rd Annual Academy Awards" • Opening Film
"83rd Annual Academy Awards" • This Year's Unintentional Musicals
"American Idol" • Top 3 - Results Show - Scotty's Home Story
"The 2010 ESPY Awards" • Images Piece
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" • After The Academy Awards - The President's Speech

Outstanding Picture Editing For A Special (Single Or Multi-Camera)
"Carrie Fisher In Wishful Drinking"
"Lady GaGa Presents The Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden"
"Louis C.K.: Hilarious"
"Ricky Gervais: Out Of England 2 - The Stand-Up Special"
"Thurgood"

Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming
"American Masters" • LENNONYC
"Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations"
"Freedom Riders"
"If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don't Rise"

Outstanding Picture Editing For Reality Programming
"The Amazing Race"
"Deadliest Catch"
"Project Runway"
"Survivor"
"Top Chef"

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series
"Boardwalk Empire" • Pilot
"Game Of Thrones" • A Golden Crown
"Glee" • The Sue Sylvester Shuffle
"Mad Men" • Hands And Knees
"Mad Men" • Christmas Comes But Once A Year

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special
"America's Got Talent"
"Dancing With The Stars"
"iCarly"
"The Pee-Wee Herman Show On Broadway"
"Saturday Night Live" • Host: Anne Hathaway

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Miniseries Or A Movie
"Cinema Verite"
"The Kennedys"
"Mildred Pierce"
"The Pillars Of The Earth"

Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media
ABC's Grey's Anatomy Sync • ABC.com
Conan O'Brien Presents: Team Coco • TBS.com
Fringe: Division • FOX.com
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon • NBC.com
Oscar Digital Experience • ABC.com •

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety, Music, Or Comedy Series
"American Idol"
"Conan"
"Dancing With The Stars"
"Jimmy Kimmel Live"
"Saturday Night Live"
"So You Think You Can Dance"

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety, Music, Or Comedy Special
"83rd Annual Academy Awards"
"The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards"
"Lady GaGa Presents The Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden"

Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)
"Boardwalk Empire"
"Game Of Thrones"
"Glee"
"Mad Men"
"True Blood"

Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic)
"Dancing With The Stars"
"How I Met Your Mother"
"iCarly"
"The Pee-Wee Herman Show On Broadway"
"Saturday Night Live"

Outstanding Makeup For A Miniseries Or A Movie (Non-Prosthetic)
"Cinema Verite"
"The Kennedys"
"Mildred Pierce"
"The Pillars Of The Earth"

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
"The Cape"
"Game Of Thrones"
"Glee"
Grey's Anatomy"
"The Walking Dead"

Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)
"American Masters"
"Family Guy"
"Family Guy"
"The Simpsons"
"30 Rock"

Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Original Dramatic Score)
"Any Human Heart"
"Mildred Pierce"
"The Pillars Of The Earth"
"Sherlock: A Study In Pink"

Outstanding Music Direction
"83rd Annual Academy Awards"
"An Evening Of Stars: Tribute To Chaka Khan"
"Harry Connick Jr., In Concert On Broadway"
"Hitman Returns: David Foster and Friends"
"The Kennedy Center Honors"
"2011 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony"

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics
"Family Guy" • Road To The North Pole (Song Title: Christmastime Is Killing Us)
"Robert Klein: Unfair & Unbalanced" • (Song Title: An American Prayer - Hymn II?)
"Saturday Night Live" • Host: Jeff Bridges (Song Title: I Just Had Sex)
"Saturday Night Live" • Host: Justin Timberlake (Justin Timberlake Monologue)
"Saturday Night Live" • Host: Tina Fey (Song Title: Jack Sparrow)
"Saturday Night Live" • Host: JustinTimberlake (Song Title: 3-Way (The Golden Rule))

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
"Any Human Heart"
"The Borgias"
"Camelot"
"Episodes"
"The Kennedys "
"Mildred Pierce"

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special
"Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On"
"Carrie Fisher In Wishful Drinking"
"The Kennedy Center Honors"
"Lady GaGa Presents The Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden"
"The Pee-Wee Herman Show On Broadway"

Outstanding Special Class Programs
"83rd Annual Academy Awards"
"The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards"
"The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards"
"64th Annual Tony Awards"

Outstanding Special Class - Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs
"The Daily Show Correspondents Explain" • thedailyshow.com
"30 Rock: The Webisodes" • NBC.com

Outstanding Special Class - Short-format Nonfiction Programs
"Jay Leno's Garage"
"Writer's Draft"

Outstanding Children's Program
"A Child's Garden Of Poetry"
"Degrassi"
"iCarly"
"Victorious"
"Wizards Of Waverly Place"

Outstanding Children's Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program
"Masterclass"
"Nick News With Linda Ellerbee: Under The Influence: Kids Of Alcoholics"

Outstanding Nonfiction Special
"Becoming Chaz"
"Gettysburg"
"His Way"
"Jaws: The Inside Story"
"Stand Up To Cancer"

Exceptional Merit In Nonfiction Filmmaking
"Freedom Riders"
"Gasland"
"The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellsberg And The Pentagon Papers"

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series
"Boardwalk Empire"
"CSI: NY"
"Game Of Thrones"
"Nikita"
"True Blood"
"The Walking Dead"

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
"Any Human Heart"
"Downton Abbey"
"Mildred Pierce"
"The Pillars Of The Earth"

Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera)
"The Amazing Race"
"American Idol"
"American Masters"
"Baseball: The Tenth Inning"
"Gettysburg"
"Whale Wars"

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)
"Boardwalk Empire"
"Burn Notice"
"Dexter"
"Glee"
"House"
"Mad Men"

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Miniseries Or A Movie
"Cinema Verite"
"The Kennedys"
"Mildred Pierce"
"Too Big To Fail"

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation
"Californication"
"Family Guy"
"Modern Family"
"The Office"
"Parks And Recreation"

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Or Music Series Or Special
"83rd Annual Academy Awards"
"American Idol"
"The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards"

Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming
"The Amazing Race"
"American Idol"
"American Masters"
"Deadliest Catch"
"Gettysburg"

Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series
"Boardwalk Empire"
"The Borgias"
"Game Of Thrones"
"Stargate Universe"
"The Walking Dead"

Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
"Gettysburg"
"Mildred Pierce"
"The Pillars Of The Earth"
"Sherlock: A Study In Pink

Outstanding Stunt Coordination
"Game Of Thrones"
"Hawaii Five-0"
"Southland"
"Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena"

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series
"American Idol"
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"
"Dancing With The Stars"
"Saturday Night Live"
"30 Rock"

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
"83rd Annual Academy Awards"
"Don Pasquale (Great Performances At The Met)"
"The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards"
"The Kennedy Center Honors"
Lady GaGa Presents The Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden
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Dallas: TNT's reboot series premieres trailer


TNT gave viewers their first look at their remake of the pop culture classic "Dallas" in a one minute trailer that aired during the "Closer" and "Rizzoli & Isles" premieres.

The series remembers the famous Ewing feud between brothers J.R., played by Larry Hagman, and Bobby, played by Patrcik Duffy, and now passes it onto their adult sons. You'll have to wait until summer 2012 for the series to begin airing its 10 episode arc, but here's a sneak peak.

The series stars Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo, Brenda Strong, Linda Grey, Patrick Duffy and Larry Hagman.

Check out the trailer below:

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Comic-Con 2011: Sunday, July 24th Event Schedule Announced

July 10, 2011


Here's the Full Schedule of Comic-Con events for Thursday, July 21:


10:00-11:00 Archaia Entertainment and The Jim Henson Company: The Early Works of Jim Henson Screening with Special Tale of Sand Discussion— Jim Henson was a creative genius responsible for some of the most iconic properties today, including The Muppets, Fraggle Rock, and The Dark Crystal. But what was he like leading up to that success? Archaia and The Jim Henson Company explore his early works and creative process, complete with archival, rarely seen footage, brought to you by Henson archivist Karen Falk. Then, get an advance look at Tale of Sand, the new original graphic novel coming in September, based on a never-before-seen screenplay written by Jim Henson and his longtime collaborator, Jerry Juhl. Falk, Archaia editor-in-chief Stephen Christy, and A Tale of Sand artist Ramón Pérez will discuss the behind-the-scenes production of the book and debut some new images. Moderated by Archaia CEO P. J. Bickett. Room 4
Tags: Comics

10:00-11:15 The Annual Jack Kirby Tribute Panel— As always, we gather to remember the man some still hail as The King of the Comics, Jack Kirby. If you don't know who that is, you have no business being at this convention. Moderator Mark Evanier discusses the life and times of Kirby with Walt Simonson (Thor), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon), Richard Kyle (Graphic Story World), and Mike Royer (inker of lots of Kirby comics). Room 5AB
Tags: Comics | Tributes

10:00-11:00 Axe Cop— Meet Comic-Con special guests Ethan and Malachai Nicolle, the 30- and 7-year-old brothers behind the award-winning web comic and print series Axe Cop (Dark Horse Comics). With moderator Kevin Murphy (Mystery Science Theater 3000, Riff Trax) and other guests Ethan and Malachai discuss Axe Cop and give you an exclusive look at what's coming up in the world of the head-chopping policeman. At age 7, Malachi is Comic-Con's youngest special guest ever! Room 6DE
Tags: Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Web

10:00-11:00 Young Justice Screening and Q&A— Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Miss Martian, Red Arrow, and Superboy -- these aren't your average sidekicks and this isn't your average cartoon. In a short amount of time, and with just a small number of episodes, fans have embraced this new action-adventure series as Warner Bros. Animation has brought some of their favorite DC heroes to life. Following a special screening, producers Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood) and Greg Weisman (Gargoyles) and members of the creative team will answer your burning questions on what the future holds for "the team." Young Justice Season 1, Part 1 is available on DVD now. Room 7AB
Tags: Animation | Comics | Kids | Superheroes | Television

10:00-5:00 San Diego International Children's Film Festival— The 8th annual San Diego International Children's Film Festival opens today, with more than 60 short films from around the world -- animation, live action, and documentary -- that are great for film fans of all ages. Animators, filmmakers and actors will appear throughout the day to talk about their work and give advice on education and creative careers in film and animation. Room 9
Tags: Animation | Kids | Movies

10:00-11:00 What's Hot in Young Adult Fiction: Sit Down with the Writers We Can't Stop Talking About— Hosted by Nathan Bransford (Jacob Wonderbar Cosmic Space Kapow), and featuring panelists Andrea Cremer (Nightshade series), Amanda Hocking (Hollowland), Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me), Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss), Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke and Bone), and Kiersten White (Paranormalcy), who discuss the YA phenomenon and their books. Room 23ABC
Tags: Horror and Suspense | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

10:00-11:00 Diversity and Fandom 102: How You Can Make a Difference— In the wake of campaigns like Racebending.com's protests and the rise of safe spaces like Racialicious.com, fans, consumers and creators from underrepresented groups have more outlets for speaking up. This panel explores how those voices can be added to conversations with geeky business interests and fan communities. Director Kevin Tancharoen (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), showrunner/writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman), author Malinda Lo (Huntress), Arturo Garcia (Racialicious.com), Phil Yu (AngryAsianMan.com) and USC Professor Henry Jenkins (CivicPaths Project) promise a lively discussion, moderated by Racebending.com. Room 24ABC
Tags: Fandom | Web

10:00-11:00 The Evolution from Warhawk to Starhawk: The New Universe that Is Starhawk and the Characters Behind the Conflict— Meet the creative minds behind Starhawk, the spiritual successor to Warhawk, as they introduce you to an exciting new world set in the lawless frontier of space. The team at LightBox Interactive and Sony Computer Entertainment's Santa Monica Studio bring you an action-packed story with compelling characters, beginning with hired gunslinger Emmett Graves. Learn about how Emmett must navigate through Starhawk's brutal playground of large-scale combat, where the tide of battle turns all the time. You'll discover details about Emmett's backstory, his affliction to Rift Energy, and his overwhelming distaste for The Outcast, the war band of deadly monstrosities that he must fight to destroy in this PlayStation 3 exclusive. IGN.com's Greg Miller moderates with Starhawk's creative director Lars DeVore (LightBox Interactive), senior producer Harvard Bonin (SCEA Santa Monica Studio), studio director John Hight (SCEA Santa Monica Studio), and writer, Koen Wooten, who provide insight into the creative process behind Starhawk's space western universe with never-before-seen concept art, exclusive story details, and in-depth commentary, straight from the men behind this innovative new shooter experience. Room 25ABC
Tags: Games | Science Fiction & Fantasy

10:00-11:00 Comic-Con How-To: Audio Books with Scott Brick— Award-winning audio book voice artist Scott Brick presents information on the acting and audio narration process, including how to break down a page of script into a narration format. Room 28DE
Tags: Comic-Con How To | Comics | Seminars & Workshops | Writers & Writing

10:00-11:00 Teen Comics Workshop— Teens! Join teen comics creators Vera Brosgol (Anya's Ghost), Thien Pham (Level Up), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), and Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) for the interactive comics workshop adventure of your lives. Learn exciting new things about storytelling, character development, drawing, and much more. Room 30CDE
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comics | Writers & Writing

10:00-11:00 Comic Book Fairs: Using Comics as a Literacy Tool— A diverse group of panelists from across the comic book, education, and nonprofit industries offer a frank and educational discussion celebrating and appreciating the role of Archie comics in academia. Archie Comics co-CEO and former teacher Nancy Silberkleit leads a panel that includes Kimberly Earle (CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving), Michael Bitz (ComicBookProject.org), and David Rojas (Archie Education) to discuss how schools can adopt comics in the classroom, how to create comic book-oriented lesson plans, student-created comic book projects, and what Archie Education has planned. Room 32AB
Tags: Comics | Seminars & Workshops

10:00-11:00 Glee— Creator/executive producer Ryan Murphy, creator/executive producer Brad Falchuk, and stars of Glee present a sneak peek at Glee The 3D Concert Movie featuring never-before-seen footage, behind-the-scenes secrets, and Q&A session. Hall H
Tags: Humor & Satire | Television

10:00-11:00 Comic-Con Film School 104: Post Production and Distribution— The final day of our comprehensive course on micro-budget moviemaking will revolve around what to do after your movie is shot. Panelists will go over the basics of post-production on your home computer, as well as what software to use for editing, graphic design, sound design, visualFX, and finally, how to burn your finished product to DVD and upload it to the Internet. Panelists for the class include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer of Goth Girl), Edward G. Negron (director of Safehouse), Jack Conway (writer/producer of Fear News), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica). Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Tags: CCI-IFF and Film School | Movies | Seminars & Workshops | Web

10:15-11:15 Disney Channel: Fish Hooks— Dive into the world of Disney Channel's newest animated hit Fish Hooks! Creator and executive producer Noah Z. Jones (Almost Naked Animals), executive producer Maxwell Atoms (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy), and director Bill Reiss (Chowder) will be on hand along with voice talent Chelsea Kane (Dancing with the Stars, JONAS), Justin Roiland (The Sarah Silverman Program), and other surprise guests to give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse inside the fish tanks. Followed by a sneak peek of the upcoming Disney Channel series Gravity Falls. Plus never-before-seen content, exclusive giveaways, and much more. Moderated by Jill Sanford, director, original series for Disney TV Animation. Get hooked! Room 6A
Tags: Animation | Kids | Television

10:30-11:30 Wild Cards— Top writers in the science fiction field discuss the positives and the pitfalls of re-creating the comic experience in a prose form. How can words ever compete with pictures? Or does the depth of characterization make up for the lack of visuals? Panelists include George R. R. Martin (Song of Ice and Fire), Melinda M. Snodgrass (Edge series, Wild Cards), Paul Cornell (Doctor Who and DC Comics), Carrie Vaughn (Kitty novels), Michael Cassutt (Heaven's Shadow), David Anthony Durham (Acacia Series), Caroline Spector (Wild Cards), Daniel Abraham (Leviathan Wakes, Dragon's Path), and Kevin Andrew Murphy (Supernatural Suburbia). Room 6BCF
Tags: Comics | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Superheroes | Writers & Writing

10:30-11:30 The Winner Twins, America's Youngest Multiple Award-Winning Authors Share Their Writing Secrets— Teen authors Brittany and Brianna Winner, writers of the national bestselling "Strand" book Series, have written four science fiction novels, a screenplay and a comic book. They will share their writing process, how to overcome writers' block, and team writing skills. In addition, the twins will talk about how they had to overcome dyslexia on their journey to becoming America's youngest multiple award-winning authors. The panel will include Brittany Winner, Brianna Winner, other panelists to be announced. All in attendance will receive a free Winner Twins Writing Secrets booklet. Room 8
Tags: Comics | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

10:30-12:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #13: Monsters, Somnambulism, and Anarchy: Romantic Vertigo in the Modern Age— Kristy Boney (University of Central Missouri) delves into the influence of German Romanticism on Neil Gaiman's Sandman. Alex Boney (thepanelists.org) explores the Romantic themes and central worldview that guide the works of Grant Morrison, from The Invisibles to Seven Soldiers to his Batman run. Allison DuShane (University of Arizona) considers how Grant Morrison, in We3, employs formal elements unique to the medium of comics to critique the ways in which animals have been appropriated by culture to serve human interests. Room 26AB
Tags: Comics | Comics Arts Conference

11:00-12:00 Wearing Two Capes: Storyboard Artists Who Moonlight as Comic Artists— Kevin Altieri (Batman: The Animated Series), Gary Hartle (Ultimate Avengers), Dell Barras (G.I. Joe: Renegades), Jeff Wamester (Ultimate Spider-Man), Justin Copeland (Ultimate Spiderman), and moderator Frank Forte (The Super Hero Squad Show) discuss dynamic storytelling, filmmaking, and creating characters in the mediums of animation and comics. Yes, you can do both! This panel includes an audio/visual display of comic art trailers and storyboard animatic demos, plus interviews and a Q&A session. Room 4
Tags: Animation | Art and Illustration | Comics | Movies | Seminars & Workshops | Television

11:00-12:00 Watchmen: 25 Years Later— The first issue of Watchmen appeared in comic book stores in June 1986, and its shockwaves are still reverberating. The landmark series' artist Dave Gibbons, colorist John Higgins, and editor Len Wein discuss its legacy with moderator Douglas Wolk. Room 7AB
Tags: Anniversaries | Comics

11:00-12:30 Secret Origin of Good Readers— Dr. Robyn A. Hill (National University) and Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics) help educators and librarians navigate the wonderful world of comic books with an overview of the medium, highlighting specific ways comics and graphic novels can be used to engage a variety of learners while promoting reading and literacy. Panelists include Paul Levitz (Legion of Superheroes), Frank Beddor (creator, The Looking Glass Wars), Dr. Bill McGrath (National University), and Bill Galvan (artist, Archie Comics). Room 23ABC
Tags: Comics | Seminars & Workshops

11:00-12:00 IDW: Special Projects and Imprints— IDW doesn't make just your favorite monthly comics. Senior editor Scott Dunbier, designer Dean Mullaney (creative director of the Library of American Comics), comics historian Craig Yoe, and head of IDW's prose line Jeff Conner present a revealing look at some of the upcoming additions to IDW's superb archival and prose lines. Room 24ABC
Tags: Comics

11:00-12:00 Allen Gregory— Creator/executive producer and star Jonah Hill (Superbad, Get Him to the Greek), showrunner David Goodman (Family Guy), and creators/executive producers Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul, along with an all-star voice cast including French Stewart and Nat Faxon, present a sneak peek at FOX's new animated series that tells the story of the most pretentious 7-year-old of our time. Exclusive preview of Allen Gregory animation will be followed by a fan Q&A session. Room 25ABC
Tags: Animation | Humor & Satire | Television

11:00-12:30 Comic-Con How-To: Creative Character Design with Bryan Tillman— Bryan Tillman, author of Focal Press's Creative Character Design, talks about ways to bridge the gap between the technique of drawing characters and the theory of good character design.Topics include archetypes, color, design, silhouettes, story, and much more. Bryan is the academic director for Media Arts and Animation, Game Art and Design, Visual Game Programming and Motion Graphics and Visual Effects and a faculty member of the Animation Department within the Art Institute of Washington, DC. He is also the CEO and owner of Kaiser Studio Productions, which is a production studio for comics, animation, toys, and games. Room 28DE
Tags: Action Figures - Toys - Collectibles | Animation | Anime & Manga | Art and Illustration | Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic-Con How To | Comics | Games | Seminars & Workshops

11:00-12:00 Manga Drawing For Kids— David Karrow (Alpha League) and a team of artists from eigoMANGA will teach kids of all ages tutorials on manga illustrations and storytelling. Room 30CDE
Tags: Anime & Manga | Art and Illustration | Comics | Kids

11:00-12:00 Archie Comics: Building a Video Game Comic Legacy with Sonic and Mega Man— For years, Archie has crafted a detailed, epic and exciting comic universe around Sonic the Hedgehog and the many wonderful characters that populate the universe of the SEGA character. Now Archie has added a Mega Man series to the fold -- featuring the compelling detailed universe of the bestselling video game series. Join writer Ian Flynn (Sonic, the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, Mega Man), editor Paul Kaminski (Sonic, Mega Man), Archie president Mike Pellerito, and executive director of publicity and marketing Alex Segura for a discussion that promises to be full of big Sonic and Mega Man news, teasers, artwork, and more. Room 32AB
Tags: Comics | Games

11:05-11:55 CCI-IFF Awards Presentation— The films have been shown, now it's time to give the recipients of the 2011 Comic-Con Independent Film Festival Awards their trophies and recognition! Comic-Con's Gary Sassaman talks to this year's trio of judges, Michael Gross (art director, producer, Heavy Metal, Ghostbusters), Eric Vespe ("Quint" on Ain't It Cool News), and the producer of last year's CCI-IFF Judges' Choice and Best Documentary award-winner and Kevin Walsh (Marwencol), about this year's films. Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Tags: Awards Ceremonies | CCI-IFF and Film School | Movies

11:15-12:15 Marvel: Women of Marvel— Forget Spider-Woman & Emma Frost, meet the real Ms. Marvels of the comic world! Join women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel to hear what it's like working as a woman in comics today. These ladies are busting through the four-color ceiling! Guests include host Grace Randolph (The Weekly Watcher), writer Marjorie Liu (X-23), artist Christina Strain (Runaways), and more, brought to you by Oxygen. Room 5AB
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comics | Writers & Writing

11:15-12:15 Building the World of Leviathan, an Illustrated Steampunk Series— Bestselling YA author and Comic-Con special guest Scott Westerfeld (Uglies, Midnighters) discusses how illustrated adventure novels disappeared in the early 20th century and how he worked with artist Keith Thompson to create one for the 21st, Leviathan, a steampunk reimaging of WWI. Lots of visuals (and some secret news about Uglies). Room 6DE
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

11:15-12:15 Supernatural Screening and Q&A— For the first time ever, the Supernatural panel will be in Hall H! Series stars Jared Padalecki (Friday the 13th [2009]) and Jensen Ackles (My Bloody Valentine 3D) and additional cast members and executive producers present an exclusive sneak peek at footage from the highly anticipated seventh season of this thrill-ride series. The panel will answer questions from the audience, show a portion of the special features from the upcoming Supernatural: The Complete Sixth Season DVD and Blu-ray release (in stores September 13), and give Comic-Con fans a sneak peek at Supernatural: The Anime Series, coming to DVD and Blu-ray on July 26. Supernatural airs Fridays at 9/8c on The CW and is produced by Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television. Hall H
Tags: Animation | Anime & Manga | Horror and Suspense | Television

11:30-12:45 Cartoon Voices II— It's another panel full of amazing folks who provide voices for animation. This one has Bill Farmer (Goofy), Laraine Newman (The Goode Family), Jason Marsden (The Fairly OddParents), Gregg Berger (The Garfield Show), Vanessa Marshall (The Avengers), and maybe a surprise or two. They'll be questioned by moderators Mark Evanier and Earl Kress. Room 6A
Tags: Animation | Fandom | Television

11:30-12:30 Spotlight on Jordi Bernet— Superstar Spanish cartoonist Jordi Bernet is a Comic-Con special guest for the very first time. Known best for his work in his native country on such titles as Torpedo 1936 and Clara de Noche, Bernet has also made his mark in American comics on Jonah Hex, The Spirit, and Batman: Black and White. Fellow cartoonist Sergio Aragonés interviews this international treasure about his prolific career in comics. Room 8
Tags: Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

11:45-12:45 One-on-One with Castle Star Nathan Fillion— Nathan Fillion (Firefly) and the cast of Castle offer a lively discussion about their popular ABC crime-solving series. If you at last year's panel, you'll remember the fun and surprises. Enjoy a sneak peek into season four and walk away with Double Rainbow! Room 6BCF
Tags: Horror and Suspense | Humor & Satire | Television

12:00-1:00 The Philippine Invasion— Back in the 1970s, comics were "invaded" by an incredible influx of talented artists from the Philippines. Some of them became mainstays in American comics. This year, Comic-Con has invited some of those artists to appear at the event as special guests, including Ernie Chan, Tony DeZuniga, and Alex Niño, along with current-generation Filipino artist Gerry Alanguilan. Writer and editor Mark Waid talks with this quartet who have made an indelible mark in American comics. Room 4
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

12:00-1:00 DC Focus: Jeff Lemire— Jeff Lemire first made an impression on the world of comics with his award-winning Essex County graphic novel trilogy. He soon made the move to DC Comics with the graphic novel The Nobody and comics including Superboy and the dystopian epic Sweet Tooth. Lemire recently wrote the miniseries Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown and will make a splash in September with the new, continuing series Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. and Animal Man. Join Jeff for a special chat about his work for DC Comics and Vertigo. Room 7AB
Tags: Comics

12:00-1:00 Jews 'n' Comics: A Past & Present History— From Ben Grimm to The Golem and more, comic book historian and illustrator Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) surveys the specifically Jewish creation of the American superhero and its antecedents in older, ancient myths, as well as the significant contributions Jews have made to the evolution of comic book art in the 20th and 21st centuries -- including his own superhero creation, Captain Israel! Room 24ABC
Tags: Comics | Superheroes

12:00-1:00 Speculative Fiction: Space Odyssey, Alien Encounters, and Future Worlds— Science fiction writers use their genre's power to amuse and entertain, discuss the past and the present by writing about the future, and inspire and motivate us to future achievements. Stretch the bonds of imagination with Greg Bear (Hull Zero Three), Vernor Vinge (A Fire Upon the Deep), James S. A. Corey (Leviathan Wakes), Gini Koch (The Alien/Katherine "Kitty" Katt series), Ernest Cline (Ready Player One), Timothy Zahn (Star Wars: Choice of One), Kirsten Imani Kasai (Tattoo), David S. Goyer and Michael Cassutt (Heaven's Shadow), moderated by Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy. Room 25ABC
Tags: Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

12:00-1:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #14: Manga Censorship— Yukarai Fujimoto (City University of New York) discusses the regulations concerning the specific characteristics of Japanese comics. Attorney Takashi Yamaguchi addresses the problem of these regulations from a legal point of view. Makoto Daniel Kanemitsu (Translativearts.com) examines the issue of censorship by comparing Japanese manga and American comics. Shige (CJ) Suzuki (City University of New York) investigates how the avant-garde gekiga comics appearing in the 1960s alternative magazine Garo created a space not only for experimental artistic expression but also for social criticism. Room 26AB
Tags: Anime & Manga | Comics | Comics Arts Conference | Seminars & Workshops

12:00-1:00 Star Wars Crafts— Give in to the power of the crafty side! Find out how to turn felt and googly eyes into a Jedi Master with this fun, hands-on puppet tutorial. The Star Wars Craft Book (Del Rey/LucasBooks) author Bonnie Burton shows fans of all ages how to make a simple Yoda puppet from her new book. Bonnie is also the author of You Can Draw Star Wars (DK Publishing) and Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Klutz Books). Room 30CDE
Tags: Comics | Kids | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Seminars & Workshops

12:00-2:00 Ball-Jointed Dolls Collectors Group— Doll owners and enthusiasts discuss the world of ball-jointed resin dolls from companies such as Elfdoll, Volks, Luts, Customhouse, Fairyland, Bambicrony, Iplehouse, and many others. Learn the basics about BJDs, and pick up tips on customizing, maintaining, and photographing these beautiful dolls. Share the beauty of your own unique doll, or just see the many dolls on display, from tiny to towering...it's a great opportunity to experience the different types of dolls in the world of BJDs. Make new friends, both real and resin! Room 32AB
Tags: Action Figures - Toys - Collectibles | Fandom


Sun, Jul 10, 09:59AM 12:15-1:45 CBLDF Live Art Battle!— Come watch two teams of art titans battle to the bidder end at the CBLDF's Comic-Con Live Art Battle! Team captains Chris Burnham (Batman Confidential) and Ale Garza (Superman/Batman) will bring their fiercest ink warriors to face off by making art you can bid on to support the First Amendment legal work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! Room 5AB
Tags: Art and Illustration | CBLDF Events | Comics | Seminars & Workshops

12:30-1:30 Marvel: Fear Itself— The biggest comic book event of the year has everyone talking -- but just what comes after it concludes? You'll get the exclusive news here, with the big announcements that'll change the future of the Marvel Universe -- and send your favorite characters in exciting new directions. Be the first to know the biggest news of the weekend as the creators behind the comic blockbuster event answer your questions and leave you cheering! Join Greg Pak (Alpha Flight), Cullen Bunn (The Deep), Nick Spencer (Iron Man 2.0), editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, and others for the news you can't miss. Room 6DE
Tags: Comics | Superheroes

12:30-1:30 Spotlight on Ashley Wood— Ted Adams, IDW's CEO/publisher engages in a lively discussion with Comic-Con special guest Ashley Wood. Learn about Wood's long comic book career and his toy company, 3A Toys, as well as his artistic plans for the future, in this one-on-one interview and Q&A session. Room 8
Tags: Action Figures - Toys - Collectibles | Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

12:30-1:30 Secret Origin of Good Readers Breakout— These breakout sessions feature practical classroom exercises with comic books to demonstrate how to utilize comics in classroom settings. An all-ages appropriate comic book pack for your in-classroom library (limited to 50 packs) is available for participating educators after this panel. A free online 70-page The Secret Origin of Good Readers companion resource book [PDF] and other exciting materials are available at www.night-flight.com/secretorigin courtesy of XMission.com. Room 23ABC
Tags: Comics | Seminars & Workshops

12:30-1:30 BBC America's Doctor Who— Stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, along with writers and producers, make their first Comic-Con appearance for a panel and Q&A! They're bringing exclusive new footage of the new season to be shown ahead of its late summer return on BBC America. Doctor Who follows the adventures of the Doctor, the mysterious traveler who journeys throughout all of time and space, picking up companions along the way and almost always sidestepping danger. From award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat and starring BAFTA nominee Matt Smith as the Doctor and Karen Gillan as his companion Amy Pond, the second season's Part One delivered record ratings for BBC America and marked the first time Doctor Who filmed on American soil. Also starring Arthur Darvill and Alex Kingston, the Part One finale ended with the unveiling of a massive secret and the words "Let's Kill Hitler" on screen. Part One is now available on Blu-ray/DVD/iTunes, and Part Two premieres late summer on BBC America's Supernatural Saturdays. Hall H
Tags: Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

1:00-2:00 Spotlight on Richard and Pat Lupoff— Two of the pioneers of comics fandom are at Comic-Con as special guests to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of comics fandom. Richard and Pat Lupoff appeared as Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel at a WorldCon science fiction convention in Pittsburgh in 1960 and jump-started comics fandom. Articles about comics ("All in Color for a Dime") that appeared in their sf fanzines Xero inspired publication of comics-oriented zines and led to meeting fans around the country, helping form the basis of fandom. The Lupoffs will talk with friend and fellow fandom founder Maggie Thompson about their lives in and out of comics. Room 4
Tags: Anniversaries | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Fandom | Science Fiction & Fantasy

1:00-2:00 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Screening and Q&A— The gang from Crystal Cove is packing up its best traps and bringing them to San Diego, and it's no mystery as to why fans have embraced this most recent take on Scooby-Doo from Warner Bros. Animation. Supervising producers Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone (both veterans of Duck Dodgers) and producer Mitch Watson (Ben 10: Race Against Time) present a special screening of the first-season finale and a lively panel discussion on the adventures that await Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, and Velma in season two. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated airs Tuesdays at 7:30 E & P/6:30 C on Cartoon Network and the original movie Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur will be released on DVD September 13. Room 6A
Tags: Animation | Kids

1:00-2:00 International Hit Merlin Returns to Comic-Con with its Popular Cast— Global sensation Merlin comes back to Comic-Con in advance of its fourth season premiere, offering more sneak peaks, greater behind-the-scenes reveals, and an unprecedented four members of its internationally beloved cast. Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) returns with three of his fellow castmates -- Colin Morgan, the beloved title character of Merlin; Bradley James, who portrays Prince Arthur; and Katie McGrath, the now-villainous sorceress Morgana. Co-creators and executive producers Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy join their cast to provide an exclusive Comic-Con glimpse into the twists and turns of the upcoming season, offer a special advance look at new footage, provide a few unique prizes for fans, and supply some special surprises from the series that airs in more than 180 countries. Room 6BCF
Tags: Action/Adventure | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

1:00-2:00 Nickelodeon: The Fairly OddParents: the 10th Anniversary and T.U.F.F. Puppy Year Two— Series creator and executive producer of The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, and T.U.F.F. Puppy Butch Hartman is joined by T.U.F.F. Puppy cast members Jerry Trainor (iCarly), Grey DeLisle (The Fairly OddParents), Daran Norris (The Fairly OddParents), and Matthew Taylor (Open Season 1, 2, 3), and story editor Ray DeLaurentis (The Fairly OddParents) to share sneak peeks, pesent a script reading, answer questions, and even invite a few lucky fans to join in on the fun! Moderated by Dana Cluverius, director of current series for Nickelodeon. Room 7AB
Tags: Animation | Humor & Satire | Kids | Television

1:00-2:00 The New Wave of Children's Books— Artists/creators Attaboy (You Might Be a Monster & Other Stories...), James Kochalka (Johnny Boo), Ragnar (Got Your Nose), Rhode Montijo (Cloud Boy), and Brianne Drouhard (Billy the Unicorn) discuss the exciting new wave of innovative books for kids (and the rest of us!). Moderated by Bob Self (Baby Tattoo Books). Room 24ABC
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comics | Writers & Writing

1:00-2:00 PW: What Comes After the Graphic Novel?— With Borders's bankruptcy shaking the publishing world and the health of brick-and-mortar stores everywhere being watched anxiously, the world of comics publishing is entering a new world of tablets, websites and, yes, good old comics shops. Join PW Comics World co-editor Heidi MacDonald in a discussion with publishing professionals as they take a look at what's next on the horizon. Participants include Judy Hansen, Hansen Literary Agency; Portlyn Freeman, co-owner, Brave New World Comics; Jeff Webber, eBooks director, IDW; and Terry Nantier, NBM publisher. Room 25ABC
Tags: Comics | Web

1:00-2:30 Comic-Con How-To: Establishing Shots: Environments in Visual Storytelling with Professor Elvin Hernandez— This lecture focuses on environments and layout in visual storytelling to enhance the overall experience of animation, comics, film, or gaming. Professor Elvin Hernandez will view and study environments as characters within the storytelling structure and how they relate to the action being played throughout the scene. Elements of perspective, line weight, and texture will be touched upon as well. Elvin Hernandez is a faculty member of the Animation Department within the Art Institute of Washington, DC. He is a freelance comic book artist and illustrator, mostly working with Kaiser Studio Productions, and is working on a book for Focal Press, which concentrates on background and layout design. Room 28DE
Tags: Art and Illustration | Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic-Con How To | Comics | Seminars & Workshops

1:00-2:00 Drawing Manga and Dynamic Anatomy— Billy Martinez, publisher and artist of Neko Press, will demonstrate dynamic manga in action. This lesson will show step-by-step action poses with various characters in movement and foreshortening techniques. Perfect for beginners or seasoned artists. Room 30CDE
Tags: Anime & Manga | Art and Illustration | Comics | Kids | Seminars & Workshops

1:30-2:30 Spotlight on Mark Tatulli— Take a look behind the scenes of newspaper comic strip cartooning as Comic-Con special guest Mark Tatulli tells the story of his rise in the comics, from childhood cartoons through Heart of the City and on to his most successful creation, the darkly funny Lio. Rejected Lio strips and funny reader feedback, plus Q&A session. Room 8
Tags: Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

1:30-2:30 Editing Comics the BOOM! Studios Way— BOOM! Studios editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon talks to three of fandom's favorite BOOM! writers -- Chris Roberson (Starborn, iZombie, Superman), Daryl Gregory (Planet of the Apes, Dracula Company of Monsters), and Michael Alan Nelson (28 Days Later, Dingo, Hexed) -- about the ins and outs of editing comics at BOOM! Don't miss this in-depth look into the editing secrets of one of the comic book industry's leading independent publishers as they discuss editing dos and don'ts at today's hottest comic book company. Room 23ABC
Tags: Comics | Writers & Writing

1:30-2:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #15: The Comic Book Project: Creativity, Comics, and Academic Success in the Imperial Valley— Over the past three years, students in grades K-12 from Imperial County, California, have been creating comics in their social studies, science, English, and math classrooms as part of a U.S. Department of Education grant. They are using the Comic Book Project to boost academic skills, test scores, and individual success. This presentation features the work of participating students alongside demos from students, teachers, and coordinators. Lori Campos (Imperial County Office of Education), Anthony Arevalo (Imperial County Office of Education), Imperial County student Hallie Campos, and Shaila Mulholland (San Diego State University) will introduce the process and products of this unique educational model and provide tools and strategies for replication in any other school. Michael Bitz (Center for Educational Pathways), founder of the Comic Book Project, will be present to introduce the program and describe the successes and challenges of comics in school classrooms. Room 26AB
Tags: Comics | Comics Arts Conference | Seminars & Workshops

1:40-5:00 CCI-IFF Award Winners Showcase— Stay tuned for an afternoon of great indie entertainment as the CCI-IFF rescreens the award-winning films from this year's Festival! Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Tags: Awards Ceremonies | CCI-IFF and Film School | Movies

1:45-2:45 Writing For the Middle Grade Audience: Engaging the Reader at an Important Age— Writers discuss how to craft books that engage and delight readers who are too mature for early readers but not yet ready to read young adult books. Authors include Rebecca Moesta (the Crystal Doors series), Brandon Mull (Beyonders: A World Without Heroes), Matt Myklusch (A Jack Blank Adventure Series), John Stephens (The Books of Beginning), Nathan Bransford (Jacob Wonderbar series), Stephen McCranie (Mal and Chad), D.J. MacHale (the Pendragon series), E. J. Altbacker (Shark Wars series), and Greg Van Eekhout (The Boy at the End of the World). Moderated by Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy. Room 5AB
Tags: Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

1:45-2:45 Designing the New 52— What does it take to remake a universe? There are new stories, new characters, and especially new designs! DC's Co-Publisher Jim Lee, VP - Art and Design Mark Chiarello, exclusive artist Cully Hamner, and others discuss their visual approach to reshaping the DC Universe! Room 6DE
Tags: Comics | Superheroes

1:45-2:45 The Cleveland Show— The cast and executive producers offer a look at The Cleveland Show's not-to-be-missed parody of Die Hard, followed by a discussion with panelists Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Reagan Gomez, Rich Appel, and Kara Vallow. Hall H
Tags: Animation | Humor & Satire | Television

2:00-3:00 Spotlight on Joëlle Jones— Since her debut illustrating 2 Reasons Why I Love Her in 2006, Comic-Con special guest Joëlle Jones has been one of comics' most talked-about new artists. Get in on the conversation as Jones sits down with journalist Erik Henriksen and her long-time collaborator Jamie S. Rich to discuss her various projects from Oni Press, Vertigo, and Dark Horse and what it's like to draw Dr. Horrible, Madman, and Spider-Man. Room 4
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

2:00-3:00 Max Brooks: Zombie Survival 101— Max Brooks, screenwriter and author of bestselling books The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z, and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, is the world's leading authority on the defense against a ghoulish uprising! Renowned for his campus and convention lectures nationwide, Brooks comes to Comic-Con to share his insight into the rotting minds of the undead, reveal how the Zombie Survival Guide came into existence, and field questions from zombie-phobic fans. You dare not miss this lecture -- your very life may depend on it! Room 7AB
Tags: Comics | Horror and Suspense | Writers & Writing

2:00-3:00 501st Costuming 101: Dressing to Serve the Empire!— This panel describes the essentials about what it takes to create a costume that meets the standards of quality for entry into the 501st Legion. It will provide an overview of what is involved in creating a costume, the various costume categories, and the amount of time involved in creating a costume that is screen accurate. A panel of experts will describe and display, and demonstrate tips and techniques used for their costume specialty. Plus learn about the mission of the 501st Legion. Room 24ABC
Tags: Costuming | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Seminars & Workshops

2:00-3:00 Cover Story: The Art of the Cover— Comic-Con's annual Cover Story panel explores what it takes to make a great cover. This year, moderator Mark Evanier talks to special guests Ernie Chan (known for his incredible run of DC covers in the 1970s), Jo Chen (Buffy the Vampire Slayer covers for Dark Horse), Alan Davis (numerous covers for Marvel), Dave Gibbons (his groundbreaking Watchmen covers integrated the cover with the story inside), Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL), and Ashley Wood (Popbot, World War Robot, Zombies vs. Robots) about their cover work and what makes a great cover. Room 25ABC
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comics

2:00-3:00 Drawing The Simpsons— They're TV's first family of fun! Between their comics, television, and movie appearances, The Simpsons remain one of the most popular cartoons around the world. Emmy Award-winning artist Phil Ortiz (The Simpsons comic books) shows you how to draw Lisa and Bart in this fun hands-on drawing workshop for Simpsons fans of all ages! Room 30CDE
Tags: Animation | Art and Illustration | Comics | Kids | Seminars & Workshops | Television

2:00-4:00 Browncoats— Fans of Firefly and Serenity are welcome to join the California Browncoats. You can expect announcements about new happenings from all over the 'Verse, including shindigs, products, and Browncoats: Redemption. Then stick around for some entertainment provided by Browncoat-friendly musician Marian Call. You never know what else might happen! Room 32AB
Tags: Costuming | Fandom | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

2:15-3:15 The Looney Tunes Show Screening and Q&A— Comic-Con can be a crazy place, but it's about to get Looney! After an extended break from the limelight, animation's favorite mismatched duo of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck (along with all your other favorite Looney Tunes characters) return in The Looney Tunes Show, an animated half-hour comedy series from Warner Bros. Animation. Following a special screening, the laughs continue when supervising producers Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone (both from Duck Dodgers), story editor Hugh Davidson, writer Rachel Ramras and other members of the creative team take the stage to answer your questions. Just don't ask them, "Eh, what's up, Doc?" From Warner Bros. Animation, The Looney Tunes Show airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on Cartoon Network. Room 6A
Tags: Animation | Humor & Satire | Kids | Television

2:15-3:15 Cartoon Network Action: Ben 10/Generator Rex— Two of action animation's biggest stars collide in one explosive panel! The voice talent and creators behind Ben 10 and Generator Rex give fans a sneak peak into the future of these two series, including an exclusive first look at the upcoming Ben 10/Generator Rex: Heroes United crossover special event. Yuri Lowenthal (Ben) is on hand for some fun surprises, as well as series creators and writers for the inside scoop on two of Cartoon Network's biggest Friday Night Action hits.And Ben 10 fans won't want to miss the exclusive world premiere unveiling of footage from the new Ben 10 CGI movie! Room 6BCF
Tags: Action/Adventure | Animation | Kids | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

2:30-5:00 Comic-Con Masquerade Replay— Saturday night's impressive costuming event is reviewed and a big-screen video of the entire show is presented for those who missed it or who simply want a second look. Hosted by Masquerade director Martin Jaquish and Masquerade assistant John Ruff. (Sorry, we cannot sell copies of the show.) Room 8
Tags: Awards Ceremonies | Costuming | Fandom

2:30-3:30 Christian Comics: The Calling of the Artist— What unique challenges do artists face in developing work for both mainstream and religious audiences? How can "Christian media" avoid becoming just a pale imitation of their secular counterparts? Panelists Sergio Cariello (The Action Bible), Eric Jansen (Missions Press), Steve Blount (Kingstone Media), Robert Luedke (Eye Witness), John Shore (I'm OK - You're Not), Mike Shields (Blue Blazes), and moderator Buzz Dixon (Hits & Misses) discuss the challenges and rewards of following the call of personal faith and the creative arts. Special giveaways for those in attendance. Brought to you by the Christian Comic Arts Society. Room 23ABC
Tags: Comics | Fandom

2:30-3:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #16: The Culture of Comic-Con: Field Studies of Fans and Marketing— Matthew J. Smith (Wittenberg University) moderates a panel of graduate and undergraduate students -- Kane Anderson (University of California Santa Barbara), Alissa Armstrong, Austin Bragg, and David Erickson (all from Wittenberg University), Jonathan Judy (Kent State University), Kamuela Kaneshiro and Leah Michaels (both from Hawaii Pacific University), Melissa Miller (Georgia State University), and Jonathan Rupert (Wittenberg University) -- who present initial findings of a week-long field study of the intersection of fan practice at the nexus of cultural marketing and fan culture at Comic-Con. A discussion with the audience follows the presentations. Room 26AB
Tags: Comics | Comics Arts Conference | Fandom | Seminars & Workshops

2:45-3:45 High School Bites— Let's face it: High school sucks enough without having to add a constant thirst for blood, going all furry under a full moon, or being hunted by all of the above. But for these YA authors, going back to high school was the best decision they ever made. Scott Westerfeld (The Uglies series), Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke and Bone), Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness), Debbie Viguie (Once Upon a Time series), Anna Carey (Eve), and Heather Brewer (The Vlad Tod series) discuss their characters' formative years with moderator Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy. Room 5AB
Tags: Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Horror and Suspense | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

2:45-3:30 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia— Join the hilarious cast -- Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson, and Danny DeVito -- for a Q&A panel session. Hall H
Tags: Humor & Satire | Television

3:00-4:00 Keenspot 2011: Vampires and Zombies and the Moon!— Pioneering webcomics publisher Keenspot returns for their unfathomable 11th annual Comic-Con panel! Creators scheduled to appear include Benny Powell (Wayward Sons), Brion Foulke (Flipside), John Joseco (The Lounge), David Campiti (Exposure), R.C. Monroe (Out There), and tentatively, writer/director Jay Weisman (Shockwave Darkside). Additionally, Aimee Schoof (Red Giant Media), co-producer of the upcoming shot-in-3D war on the moon feature film Shockwave Darkside as well as the movie adaptation of the Keenspot webcomic Last Blood (after zombies take over the Earth, vampires must protect the last surviving humans so they can live off their blood), will bring previews and announcements about both projects. And everyone who attends will receive a free...something. Room 4
Tags: Comics | Horror and Suspense | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Web

3:00-4:00 DC Comics - The New 52— DC Comics explodes in September with 52 new number one issues and one panel is not enough to cover it! With a "DC Comics - The New 52" panel each day, there's sure to be something for everyone! Join DC Comics Group Editors Matt Idelson and Mike Marts for an up-close look at this unprecedented wave of new series, from the first-ever re-launches of Action Comics and Batman titles to the latest thrills from comics' cutting-edge! Join Matt, Mike and some of the industry's top writers and artists as we make history together. Room 6DE
Tags: Comics | Superheroes

3:00-4:30 Starship Smackdown XIIX: 10th Anniversary: Ultimate Platinum Collector's Edition— The must-see panel of Comic-Con and WonderCon returns for another action-packed year as the greatest spaceships in the history of the universe converge in the ultimate conflagration for the highly coveted Smackdown title in Comic-Con's most scholarly and serious panel. Will the Enterprise once again defeat an Imperial Star Destroyer? Can the Serenity make mincemeat out of the Battlestar Galactica? And what exactly is the "Captain's Courageous" lightning round anyway? Expert spaceshipologists who attempt to outwit, outplay, and outphaser include Daren Dochterman (ST: TMP Special Edition), Chris Gossett (The Red Star), Ashley E. Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor), Steve Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Transformers), Robert Hewitt Wolfe (Andromeda, Deep Space Nine), Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise, The Hills Run Red), and the Richard Dawson of the stars, moderator Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, Femme Fatales), along with some very special surprise guests and the lovely spaceship chaperone, Madison Dylan. End your weekend the San Diego way with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all time in this or any other dimension, known or unknown. All-new ships, all-new quips for this special 10th anniversary edition! Room 7AB
Tags: Anniversaries | Fandom | Humor & Satire | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

3:00-4:00 Disney/Marvel Team-Up— Everyone wondered what would happen when the Mouse House got together with the House of Ideas, and the answer is an amazing assortment of Marvelous kids books! Editors from Disney Publishing Worldwide and Marvel unveil their new line of Marvel Origin Storybooks for kids, featuring modern retellings of some of Marvel's most iconic characters, such as Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, and the X-Men. From artwork to film adaptations to beginner books, find out all the upcoming excitement from the combined might of Disney and Marvel. With Ruwan Jayatilleke, senior vice president, Marvel; Rich Thomas, global editorial director, Disney Publishing Worldwide; and Michael Siglain, senior editor, Disney Publishing Worldwide. Room 24ABC
Tags: Animation | Comics | Superheroes

3:00-4:00 Business of Cartoon Voices— Interested in a career speaking for animated characters? Industry professionals including actors, directors, and agents give you the straight scoop on demos, classes, auditions, agents, and everything you'll need to know. Moderators Mark Evanier and Earl Kress preside over a panel of folks who do this for a living and can tell you how you might be able to do it for a living. Room 25ABC
Tags: Animation | Seminars & Workshops

3:00-4:00 Comic-Con How-To: Drawing with Jim Lee— Artist and co-publisher of DC Comics Jim Lee draws for an hour. See how he does it on the big screen! Room 28DE
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comic-Con How To | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Seminars & Workshops

3:00-4:00 How to Draw Snoopy and His Friends— Hey, kids, let cartoonists show you how to draw Charlie Brown and all your favorite characters from the beloved gang. Peanuts artists Andy Beall (Iron Giant), Vicki Scott (Happiness is a Warm Blanket graphic novel), and Bob Scott (Toy Story 3) will show you how to turn simple shapes into your favorite Peanuts characters, and maybe even how to kick that football. Room 30CDE
Tags: Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comics | Kids | Seminars & Workshops

3:30-4:30 Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz Premiere Screening— Be among the first Munchkins to see the live premiere screening of this unforgettable adventure as Tom and Jerry join Dorothy, Toto, and other beloved characters in a new animated retelling of the classic tale. Produced by Warner Premiere and Warner Bros. Animation, Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz finds the famed cat and mouse team going paw to paw against a legion of flying monkeys on a heroic, dangerous quest to return Dorothy and Toto safely back to Kansas -- because after all, there is no place like home! This exciting new story is full of heartwarming and hilarious moments and beautiful songs, including the memorable "Over the Rainbow." Tom and Jerry & the Wizard of Oz will be available from Warner Home Video's on Blu-Ray Combo Pack and DVD on August 23, 2011. Room 6A
Tags: Animation | Kids | Movies

3:30-4:30 Comic-Con Talkback— Comic-Con 2011 is almost one for the history books. Here's your chance to come and tell the CCI organizers what they did wrong and -- hopefully! -- right. Talk to Comic-Con executives about this year's event and your concerns. Room 23ABC
Tags: Comics | Talkback

3:30-4:30 How to Start a Collaborative Comic (Print or Web)— The High Tech High Graphic Novel Project of Chula Vista, CA (Dinoindino.com) hosts a panel about the steps and challenges of starting your own small (15-25 people) to large (30-60 people) group collaborative comic (for print or web). How can high school students anywhere do what these students do? How can anyone do what they do? All will be discussed and more. Room 26AB
Tags: Comics | Seminars & Workshops | Web

3:30-4:00 Sons of Anarchy— Get an inside look into the world of FX's highest-rated series ever, Sons of Anarchy, with creator Kurt Sutter (The Shield) and stars Charlie Hunnam (Children of Men), Katey Sagal (Married...With Children), and Ron Perlman (Hellboy). Hall H
Tags: Action/Adventure | Television

3:45-4:45 The Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Child, Animated by a Child— Bill Plympton (two-time Oscar-nominated animator, Idiots and Angels), 11-year-old prodigy animator and child film critic Perry Chen, his mother Dr. Zhu Shen (producer), Karina Bessoudo (Toon Boom Animation, vice president of marketing and communications), and Kevin Sean Michaels (director) share insight and a sneak preview of the film Ingrid Pitt: Beyond The Forest and the cross-generational collaboration that was formed to create it. The short animated film illustrates the miraculous true story of the late actress Ingrid Pitt (Where Eagles Dare) who, in 1945, escaped at age 8 from a Nazi concentration camp in Poland to later become one of the UK's biggest movie stars. Also screening will be a trailer for the new documentary on animator Bill Plympton, Adventures in Plymptoons! Moderated by Pat Swinney Kaufman (executive director for the New York State Governor's Office for Motion Picture & Television Development) and Lloyd Kaufman (president/co-founder of Troma Entertainment, author of Sell Your Own Damn Movie). Room 5AB
Tags: Animation | Movies

4:00-5:00 The Superhero Battlefield— What drives superheroes to keep fighting the good fight without getting burned out, disillusioned, or transforming into villains themselves? Trauma psychologist Dr. Andrea Letamendi (UCLA) explores the minds of your favorite comic book heroes and villains, linking them with the very real minds of actual trauma survivors. Alongside Dr. Letamendi are fellow psychologists Dr. Robin Rosenberg (The Psychology of Superheroes) and Dr. Travis Langley (Batman in his Belfry), as well as guest panelists including writer Len Wein (Swamp Thing). Room 4
Tags: Comics | Superheroes

4:00-5:00 Costuming for Conventions— Fan costuming veterans will help you with all you need to know for making a great costume for strolling around a convention. They cover everything from choosing a costume and knowing what fabrics work best to posing for photos and general tips for wearing a costume around the exhibit floor. Presented by Masquerade assistant Melissa Gene Meyer, professional sports and promotional mascot Chris Richard, award-winning masquerade costumer and cosplayer Catherine Fisher, and designer and cosplayer Lexx Lee. Room 24ABC
Tags: Costuming | Fandom | Seminars & Workshops

4:00-5:00 Art Masters: Drawing DC— Superstar artists share their secrets of drawing the DC Universe, with a special projector designed so you can see their every master stroke. Check out this unique presentation that will surely draw oohs and ahhs from the gathered masses! Room 30CDE
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comics | Seminars & Workshops

4:00-5:00 Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule— Learn the secret to using part-time collaboration to achieve full-time results! No matter which industry (comics, illustration, movies, design, animation, costuming/cosplay), breaking into today's media is a full-time job, even if you have only part-time hours to accomplish it. Topher Davila (art director, GeekdomWear.com), Aleister Gilgrim (Disney Publishing Digital Media), Mario Martinez (co-creator, TomatoTV.net), Kevin Flessing (TomatoTV.net), Ron Coleman (molecular geneticist and writer), Jonelle Cobb (creative director, GeekdomWear.com), Jody Patterson (main contributor, RatBoxProductions.net), and Tara Strand (co-founder, Gotham Public Works) talk about how they successfully juggle time between the creative and business sides and discuss the process, pitfalls, and potential of part-time collaboration from their experiences in illustration, writing, design, animation, and costuming and cosplay. Whether you're a hobbyist or looking to go pro, if you struggle with deadlines, need help finding collaborators, or simply want to know how to get your foot in the door, this panel is not to be missed! Room 32AB
Tags: Animation | Art and Illustration | Comics | Costuming | Fandom | Games | Seminars & Workshops | Writers & Writing

4:00-5:00 Buffy the Musical— Let's end this show with a bang! The powers that be behind Fandom Charities Inc. and Whedonopolis.com present a screening of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode "Once More With Feeling" as Comic-Con 2011's big Hall H closing event! Many say this is the finest, funniest, most ingenious episode ever to come out of the Buffyverse. But remember, the best part of the show is up to you! This episode was made for talkin' -- back, that is -- and singing and shouting and dancing in the aisles, with or without your dry cleaning! Audience participation: it isn't just for Rocky Horror and mob riots anymore. Hall H
Tags: Fandom | Horror and Suspense | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television
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Comic-Con 2011: Friday, July 22nd Event Schedule Announced


Here's the Full Schedule of Comic-Con events for Friday, July 22:

10:00-11:00 DC: Talent Search— DC's editorial art director, Mark Chiarello, presents an informative orientation session to explain how DC's Talent Search works and discuss the different needs of DC Comics, Vertigo, and MAD magazine. If you want to learn what DC Comics looks for in artists and how to improve your chances of becoming a working professional, this is the panel for you. If you want to have your work reviewed, attendance at this orientation session is mandatory. (Please note: Not all attendees are guaranteed a one-on-one review.) Room 4
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comics | Seminars & Workshops | Writers & Writing

10:00-11:30 The Black Panel— This year's panel will be a bitter yet sweet departure from the past. Help celebrate the life and work of Dwayne McDuffie, with Peter David (writer of stuff), Keith Knight (The K Chronicles, The Knight Life), Reggie Hudlin (House Party, Boomerang, Black Panther), and the reunion of the original Milestone partners, Derrick Dingle, Denys Cowan, and Michael Davis, who have not done a panel together in over an decade. It will be a joyous celebration with a surprise guest or two and some big announcements. Room 5AB
Tags: Animation | Comics | Television | Tributes

10:00-11:00 Spotlight on David Finch— One of the most popular artists working in comics today, Comic-Con special guest David Finch is currently writing and drawing Batman: The Dark Knight. In this spotlight panel, Finch discusses his career in comics and what's coming up for both him and the Dark Knight. Room 6DE
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Superheroes

10:00-11:00 LEGO Star Wars— A behind-the-brick look with the LEGO Star Wars team at how the epic Star Wars story comes together with the creativity and imagination of the LEGO brand. Additionally, be among the first to hear about a special LEGO Star Wars entertainment event, and meet Emmy award-winning writer Michael Price. Also includes Q&A time. Room 7AB
Tags: Action Figures - Toys - Collectibles | Kids | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy

10:00-11:00 Spotlight on Tony DeZuniga— Comic-Con special guest Tony DeZuniga is one of the comics medium's most prolific artists. His memorable work includes numerous books for Marvel and DC, and he's especially known for his work on both Conan (for Marvel) and Jonah Hex for DC, defining the scarred western character from almost the very beginning. DeZuniga will talk about his long career in comics and what he's up to today with fellow artist and Comic-Con special guest Gerry Alanguilan. Room 9
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

10:00-11:00 Torchwood: Miracle Day— John Barrowman (Doctor Who) and Eve Myles (Doctor Who) join cast members Mekhi Phifer (ER), Bill Pullman (Independence Day), Alexa Havins (All My Children), and Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), along with writer Jane Espenson (Battlestar Galactica), to discuss the fourth installment of the hit BBC Worldwide show, a Starz Originals co-production, currently airing Friday nights at 10 ET/PT on Starz. Ballroom 20
Tags: Action/Adventure | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

10:00-11:00 Conversations with Sid and Marty Krofft: A Look at the Past, Present and Future— Sid and Marty Krofft changed Saturday mornings forever when the sibling puppeteers unleashed colorful characters like H.R. Pufnstuf and Sigmund & the Sea Monsters on a generation of sugary-cereal-fueled kids growing up in the 1970s and '80s. Join Sid and Marty for a look back at what they have achieved, then take a look to the future with their new partnerships with Vivendi Entertainment and DreamWorks Animation. Room 23ABC
Tags: Animation | Kids | Television

10:00-11:00 Conversation with Dragon Ball Z and Yu Yu Hakusho Voice Actor Greats— Find out everything you ever wanted to know about Dragon Ball Z, Yu Yu Hakusho, and the release of these legendary series on Blu-ray. Christopher R. Sabat (Vegeta, Piccolo), Justin Cook (producer, Raditz), and John Burgmeier (ADR scriptwriter, Dragon Ball series) will answer your questions on topics ranging from Goku to Spirit Detectives. Your panel hosts are giants in the industry, so get there early for the lowdown on these anime classics and their transformation into Blu-ray! Room 24ABC
Tags: Animation | Television

10:00-11:00 DC: Mad about MAD— Often imitated but never duplicated, MAD is more than just the country's bestselling humor magazine -- it's also the inspiration for the outrageous animated series from Warner Bros. Animation. Featuring short animated parodies, crazy commercials, pretend promos and classic gags inspired by the iconic magazine, MAD is currently one of the highest-rated series on Cartoon Network -- and it's back at Comic-Con to share more laughs and explore the world of MAD. Join MAD magazine editor John Ficarra, art director Sam Viviano and Spy vs. Spy artist Peter Kuper, along with MAD series producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek, for a sizzle reel of laughs from season one, a sneak peek at season two, and a wise-cracking Q&A that's bound to be, well, MAD. MAD airs Mondays at 8:30 ET/PT on Cartoon Network. Room 25ABC
Tags: Animation | Comics | Humor & Satire | Kids | Television

10:00-11:30 Comic-Con How-To: Live Figure Sculpting with Brandon and Jarrod Shiflett— The Shiflett Brothers -- Brandon and Jarrod -- started their professional sculpting careers with maquette work on the hit video game Oddworld: Abe's Odysee, working alongside visionary video game creator Lorne Lanning. For Bowen Designs the brothers have sculpted statues of iconic Marvel characters such as The Juggernaut, The Incredible Hulk, Thanos, Spider-Man vs. Venom, The Rhino, Wolverine, and Black Panther. In 2010 the brothers released an instructional DVD with The Gnomon Workshop titled Fantasy Sculpting: The Dragon of Argos, and in 2011 they were honored to sit on the jury for the 18th edition of the acclaimed art book Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Room 28DE
Tags: Art and Illustration | Seminars & Workshops

10:00-11:00 Writing in Video Games: In-Game, Novels, Comics, and Other Franchise-Building Offshoots— The biggest names in SF/fantasy publishing and the video game industry area of in-game writing get together to discuss their separate projects and their unique experiences working in both worlds. Get your game face on with Greg Bear (Halo), Karen Traviss (Gears of War), David Gaider (Dragon Age), John Shirley (Bioshock: Rapture), Tony Gonzales (Eve Online), Frank O'Connor (chief of 343 Industries), and Kevin Grace (managing editor of 343 Industries, Halo: Evolutions). Moderated by Matt Staggs of Suvudu.com. Room 32AB
Tags: Games | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

10:00-11:00 Comic-Con Film School 102: Production— Day 2 of this four-day course on micro-budget movie-making focuses on the specifics of production, from shooting techniques, to lighting on the cheap, to crew positions you need (and don't need), to costuming, props, and set decorating for as little money as possible. Panelists for the class include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer of Goth Girl), Edward G. Negron (director of Safehouse), Jack Conway (writer/producer of Fear News), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica). Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Tags: CCI-IFF and Film School | Movies | Seminars & Workshops

10:15-11:15 Star Trek: The Captains— William Shatner is joined by fellow Star Trek captain Avery Brooks to present a preview of the EPIX Pictures original documentary produced and directed by Shatner, in which he travels the world to interview all the actors who've played Starfleet captains. This lively discussion and Q&A session is moderated by Comic-Con fave Kevin Smith. Room 6BCF
Tags: Fandom | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

10:30-11:30 Cartoon Network Comedy: Regular Show/The Problem Solverz and More!— Johnny Test! The Amazing World of Gumball! Adventure Time! Regular Show! MAD! The Problem Solverz! Cartoon Network is dominating Monday nights with the funniest night on television! Join creators and talent from Regular Show and The Problem Solverz as they talk about how these two comedy hits came to life, perform unique live readings, and show exclusive clips from upcoming episodes. The panel features Regular Show creator J. G. Quintel (Mordecai), Bill Salyers (Rigby), Sam Marin (Pops, Benson, Muscle Man), Janie Hadad (Margaret), and Mike Roth (creative director). The Problem Solverz talent includes acclaimed artist and show creator Ben Jones (Alfe and Roba) and Kyle Kaplan (Horace). Room 6A
Tags: Animation | Humor & Satire | Kids | Television

10:30-11:30 Locke & Key FOX Pilot Screening— The most talked-about pilot not on the fall schedule was the FOX production of Locke & Key. This screening of the entire pilot will show you just what a void there will be on your TVs this fall. Watch the special filmed adaptation of Welcome to Lovecraft, and see the Eisner-nominated comic brought to life. Can't get in to see it this morning? Don't worry...there's a rescreening tonight at 9:15 in Room 6DE! Room 8
Tags: Comics | Horror and Suspense | Television

10:30-11:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #5: Critical Approaches to Comics: An Introduction to Theories and Methods— Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan (powerofcomics.com), co-editors of the forthcoming textbook Critical Approaches to Comics (Routledge 2011), moderate a panel of contributors including David A. Berona (Plymouth State University), Andrei Molotiu (Indiana University), Stanford Carpenter (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Jennifer K. Stuller (ink stainedamazon.com), Peter M. Coogan (Washington University), and Henry Jenkins (University of Southern California). They'll explain methodologies that can be used to analyze meanings in comics and comics culture, as well as engage in an interactive exchange with the audience members about how they can incorporate these approaches into their teaching of comics Room 26AB
Tags: Comics | Comics Arts Conference | Seminars & Workshops

10:30-12:00 Comic Book Law School 202: When Hollywood Takes a Shining...— Don't reach for the ax -- use the legal line! Noted attorney Michael Lovitz, author of the acclaimed The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, is ready to tackle a number of the more advanced issues facing authors, artists, and designers, particularly once they've "broken through" and have started publishing and selling (and maybe merchandising too). This second Comic Book Law School session addresses some of the complicated issues surrounding marketing properties and creative ideas, including transfers and licensing of rights; production, merchandising, and distribution agreements; and the key things you should know when Hollywood comes knocking. This interactive seminar gives attendees the opportunity to participate in the discussions as Lovitz (with an assist by entertainment attorney Mona Metwalli) covers various means for profiting from creative works and explores the many important elements that form the foundation of every contract (and time permitting, maybe 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. Note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and practice tips to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. [This program is approved for 1.5 credits of California MCLE.] Room 30CDE
Tags: Animation | Art and Illustration | Comics | Comics Law School | Movies | Television | Writers & Writing

11:00-12:00 Mike Mignola: Worlds at War— The world is falling to chaos in B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, Hellboy's facing his demons in a big way in Hellboy: The Fury, and monsters are overrunning Europe in the upcoming Baltimore: The Curse Bells. Join creator Mike Mignola, editor Scott Allie, and new B.P.R.D. artist Tyler Crook for exclusive insights on what has been and will continue to be an epic year in the Mignolaverse and beyond. Room 4
Tags: Comics

11:00-12:00 Hasbro Star Wars— Hear the latest from the Hasbro Marketing and Design teams -- Derryl DePriest and Jeff Labovitz (Hasbro Marketing), Michelino Paolino and Mark Boudreaux (Hasbro Design) -- on the exciting Star Wars lineup for the rest of 2011, and get a special sneak peek into some 2012 secrets. Room 7AB
Tags: Action Figures - Toys - Collectibles | Kids | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy

11:00-12:00 Spotlight on Gerry Alanguilan— Comic-Con special guest Gerry Alanguilan is a 16-year veteran of inking comics for Marvel and DC (Superman: Birthright, Ultimate Avengers) and is the creator of the Eisner Award-nominated graphic novel Elmer. Gerry is known on the Internet as the "Hey, Baby Smile" guy (as seen on Tosh.0, The Russell Howard Show, and Graham Norton Show). Here's your chance to ask him anything! He will not lie. (Hopefully.) Room 9
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

11:00-12:00 Roman Dirge— Cartoonist Roman Dirge will be discussing his new art book Taxidermied and his ongoing Lenore comic series with Titan. Join Roman and moderator Jonah Weiland (Comic Book Resources) for this one-on-one interview and Q&A session. Room 23ABC
Tags: Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comics | Humor & Satire

11:00-12:00 Radical Publishing— Radical will announce its imprint deal with Sam Worthington's production company, Full Clip, and introduce the writers and artists working on those projects. Panelists include Sam Worthington (Avatar), John Schwarz and Michael Schwarz (Full Clip Productions), Rick Remender (The Last Days of American Crime), Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier), Leonardo Manco (Hellblazer), and Radical Studios president Barry Levine. Radical will also give the inside scoop on Sam Worthington's attachment to Rick Remender's The Last Days of American Crime. Room 24ABC
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comics | Movies | Writers & Writing

11:00-12:00 JManga: Manga!? Hear it Straight from Japan!— The leaders of Japan's manga industry present an in-depth discussion of where the international manga industry is and where it is headed in the near future. Also, catch a sneak peak of jmanga.com, Japan's 39-publisher-strong Digital Comic Association's new manga portal website. Panelists include Sam Yoshiba (Kodansha), Takashi Watanabe (Shueisha), Toshitaka Tanaka (Shogakukan), Kouji Shimano (Futabasha), Naobumi Ashi (Kadokawa), Motoi Suzuki (Shueisha), and Sasaki Hisashi (editor-in-chief of Japan's Weekly Shonen Jump, the world's top-selling manga magazine). Room 25ABC
Tags: Anime & Manga | Comics

11:00-12:00 Page One— The opening page of a comic sets up everything that comes after it, for good or ill. Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages), Greg Rucka (Stumptown), and moderator Douglas Wolk discuss great first pages of comics and the way they can instantly pull their audience in and establish the tone and themes of a story. Room 32AB
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comics | Seminars & Workshops | Writers & Writing

11:00-12:00 Paramount: The Adventures of Tin-Tin— TBA Hall H
Tags: Animation | Comics | Kids | Movies


Fri, Jul 08, 10:59PM 11:15-12:15 DC Comics - The New 52— DC Comics explodes in September with 52 new number one issues and one panel is not enough to cover it! With a "DC Comics - The New 52" panel each day, there's sure to be something for everyone! Join Dan DiDio, DC Entertainment Co-Publisher, Bob Harras, DC's Editor-in-Chief, and DC Comics Executive Editor, Eddie Berganza, for an up-close look at this unprecedented wave of new series, from the first-ever re-launches of Action Comics and Batman titles to the latest thrills from comics' cutting-edge! Room 6DE
Tags: Comics | Superheroes

11:15-12:15 AMC's The Walking Dead— Stars Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually), Jon Bernthal (The Pacific), Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break), Laurie Holden (The Mist), Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints), Steven Yeun (The Big Bang Theory), Jeffrey DeMunn (The Green Mile); series creator/writer/director/executive producer Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption); executive producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator); executive producer Robert Kirkman (creator/writer of The Walking Dead comic book series); and makeup artist and consulting producer Greg Nicotero discuss the success of season one of AMC's series The Walking Dead and reveal what to look forward to in season two, which will air on AMC thisfFall. Join the panelists for a one-on-one Q&A session and an official sneak preview of season two. Ballroom 20
Tags: Comics | Horror and Suspense | Television

11:30-12:30 Spotlight on Patrick McDonnell— Award-winning Mutts cartoonist and New York Times bestselling author Patrick McDonnell is joined in conversation with author Glen David Gold (Carter Beats the Devil). Patrick will discuss comic strips, cats and dogs, George Herriman, Charles Schulz, Jack Kirby, Jane Goodall, pen points, Shelter Stories, punk rock, frogs jumping in ponds, The Power of Now, the future, and nothing. Q&A will follow. Room 5AB
Tags: Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

11:30-12:30 Halo Universe— Frank O'Connor, Kevin Grace, and others from 343 Industries, as well as special Halo guests Greg Bear and Karen Traviss, discuss the first 10 years of Halo and offer a sneak peek into what's next for this exciting sci-fi universe. Room 6BCF
Tags: Action/Adventure | Games | Science Fiction & Fantasy

11:30-12:30 Locke & Key Panel— Make your plans to watch the Locke & Key TV pilot at 10:30, then join Eisner-nominated creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, along with Locke & Key TV pilot writer Josh Friedman, for a frank discussion of the show, the comic, and what's coming up in Clockworks, the second-to-last story arc in the acclaimed series (or is it?). Room 8
Tags: Comics | Horror and Suspense | Television

11:30-1:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #6: Wordless Comics— Andrei Molotiu (Indiana University) makes the case that the sequential dynamics of abstract comics echo complex self-organizing systems such as occur in biological, mathematical, and sociological processes and that the same transmedia values underlie more traditional storytelling comics. Dietrich Grünewald (Universität Koblenz-Landau) examines the picture story principle and why it is not advisable to refer to what Rodolphe Töpffer called "literature in pictures" with a fixed general term. David A. Berona (Plymouth State University) investigates social, personal, and literary themes in contemporary woodcut novels. Room 26AB
Tags: Comics | Comics Arts Conference

11:30-12:30 Comic-Con How-To: Filmmaking by the Seat of Your Pants with Matt Haley and David Walker— The creators of the Internet viral hit Blackstar Warrior show how they pulled off the impossible, with no time and no money, but canny organizational skills and a love of professional filmmaking. Producer/director Matt Haley most recently illustrated the "Badass" book series for HarperCollins and the forthcoming How to Win a Fight from Penguin/Gotham. Writer David Walker is the author of Darius Logan: Super Justice Force, co-authored the book Reflections On Blaxploitation, and directed such films as Black Santa's Revenge. Room 28DE
Tags: Comic-Con How To | Movies | Seminars & Workshops | Web

11:45-12:45 Nickelodeon & DreamWorks Animation: Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness— The bodacity continues as Po the panda punches his way onto a new animated series. Executive producer Peter Hastings and supervising producers Randy Dormans band Gabe Swarr present an exclusive sneak peek into the new series by Nickelodeon and Dreamworks. This panel will also include select moments with voice cast members Mick Wingert (Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special), James Hong (Kung Fu Panda 2), Kevin Michael Richardson (Penguins of Madagascar), and John DiMaggio (Penguins of Madagascar), followed by a screening. Moderated by Megan Casey, executive in charge for Nickelodeon. Room 6A
Tags: Animation | Kids | Movies

11:45-12:30 Adult Swim: The Venture Bros.— Show creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer will screen an early premiere of The Venture Bros. Special -- From the Ladle to the Grave: The Story of Shallow Gravy -- a 15-minute documentary-style animated special (premiering August 28 on Adult Swim), discuss their original series, and answer questions. The panel also features James Urbaniak (Dr. Venture). Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Tags: Animation | Humor & Satire | Television

12:00-1:00 The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2011— Aspen Comics creators Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, Vince Hernandez, Mark Roslan, Joe Benitez, JT Krul, Alex Konat, Jason Fabok, Beth Sotelo, and some surprise guests announce and preview new Aspen releases for 2012, including a special look at their new series in association with director McG's production company, Haunted City, as well as answer questions about Aspen's growing library of titles. All attendees will receive a free gift courtesy of Aspen Comics! Room 4
Tags: Comics

12:00-1:00 Star Wars Books— Star Wars author Timothy Zahn and Del Rey editor Shelly Shapiro discuss the 20th anniversary of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire and preview upcoming Star Wars titles from Del Rey and LucasBooks. Room 7AB
Tags: Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

12:00-1:00 Spotlight on Rebecca Moesta— Comic-Con special guest Rebecca Moesta (Star Challengers) has written more that 30 Middle Grade and YA novels in a variety of science fiction and fantasy series, from media universes (Young Jedi Knights, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek, Titan AE) to her own universes (Crystal Doors, Star Challengers, co-written with husband Kevin J. Anderson). Her new Star Challenger trilogy was co-created with June Scobee Rodgers (Challenger Centers for Space Science Education) to help inspire a new generation to explore careers in science, engineering, and technology. Rebecca will be interviewed by fellow author Nancy Holder (Crusade series). Room 9
Tags: Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

12:00-1:00 ABC Family: The Nine Lives of Chloe King— An exclusive sneak peek of an upcoming episode of The Nine Lives of Chloe King, followed by a Q&A session with the cast and producers. The cast in attendance includes Skyler Samuels (The Gates) as Chloe King, Amy Pietz (The Office) as Meredith King, Grey Damon (True Blood, Friday Night Lights) as Brian, newcomer Grace Phipps as Amy, Benjamin Stone (Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter video game series) as Alek, Alyssa Diaz (Shark Night 3D) as Jasmine, and Ki Hong Lee (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) as Paul. The executive producers are Dan Berendsen and, from Alloy Entertainment, Gina Girolamo. The Nine Lives of Chloe King airs Tuesday nights at 9/8c on ABC Family. Room 23ABC
Tags: Science Fiction & Fantasy | Superheroes | Television

12:00-1:00 Tribute to Gene Colan— The comic book industry lost a giant last month. Gene Colan was a true artist and a truer gentleman. Fans and co-workers gather to remember him, including Marv Wolfman, Roy Thomas, Dean Mullaney, Andrew Farago, Glen David Gold, and moderator Mark Evanier. Come and add your voice and memories to a discussion of one of the greats. Room 24ABC
Tags: Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Tributes

12:00-1:00 Spotlight on Dave Gibbons— Comic-Con special guest Dave Gibbons is the artist behind one of the most popular graphic novels and comics stories ever, Watchmen. Here's the A to Z of Dave Gibbons...everything you ever wanted to know about Dave's life in comics in an interactive format where the audience calls the shots. Room 25ABC
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

12:00-1:00 CBLDF Master Session 3: Jaime Hernandez— No one can touch Jaime Hernandez's art as the gold standard for visual characterization in contemporary comics. Through a complex use of body language, facial acting, and the playful mix of exaggerated and realistic visuals, Hernandez's characters come to life in a way that is instantly recognizable and wholly unique. Witness his singular approach to visual storytelling at this CBLDF Master Session. The pieces created during this event will be available for bidding in Saturday's CBLDF Benefit Auction. Room 30CDE
Tags: Art and Illustration | CBLDF Events | Comics | Seminars & Workshops

12:00-1:00 ASIFA/Hollywood's State of the Animation Industry— What do pros think of the animation scene today? Will it all go 3D? Is 2D dead? When is a hybrid VFX flick an animated flick? How do I get my first job? Join Tom Sito (Lion King, Hop), Ken Duncan (Tarzan), Allen Battino (The Smurfs), Sean Petrilak (KFP TV show), Kevin Grow (Resistance: Fall of Man), and Brittany Biggs (KFP II) and get in on the discussion! Room 32AB
Tags: Animation

12:15-1:15 Relativity Media: Raven and Haywire— Two fantastic films from Relativity Media debut in this Hall H presentation.
Raven -- The film is a gritty thriller in which Edgar Allan Poe joins forces with a young Baltimore detective to hunt down a mad serial killer who's using Poe's own works as the basis for a string of brutal murders. Raven stars John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe, Luke Evans, and Alice Eve and is directed by James McTeigue.

Haywire -- An electrifying tale of espionage and betrayal. A female covert ops specialist who works in the deadly world of international operatives strikes back after discovering she's been double-crossed by someone close to her in the agency. Mixed martial arts superstar Gina Carano makes her feature film -- and Comic-Con -- debut, starring and performing her own high-adrenaline stunts. Also appearing is director Stephen Soderbergh.
Hall H
Tags: Action/Adventure | Horror and Suspense | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy

12:30-1:30 Spotlight on Jeff Smith— Jeff Smith and his wife/business partner Vijaya Iyer discuss the 20th anniversary of Bone, feature films, the future of comics, and much more. Moderated by Tom Spurgeon (comicsreporter.com) Room 5AB
Tags: Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

12:30-1:30 Marvel: Year of the X-Men— The bonds of brotherhood have been broken between Cyclops and Wolverine, as their feud reaches its boiling point, tearing the X-Men apart in X-Men: Schism. But after the dust settles, what's next for the X-Men and their allies? Enter X-Men Regenesis, where all your questions are answered. Writers Marjorie Liu (X-23), Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force), and Chris Yost (X-Men: First to Last) and editor-in-chief Axel Alonso lay out what's going on with the X-Men for this all-new, all-deadly panel! Room 6DE
Tags: Comics | Superheroes

12:30-1:30 Crime: Modern Morality Tales— The idea of crime fiction serving as a sort of modern morality tale goes back to Dostoevsky and Nabokov. Panelists discuss how murder and mayhem can impart significance and structure to readers. Max Allan Collins (Kiss Her Goodbye, The Nate Heller series), Barbara Collins (Antiques Knock-Off), Jeff Mariotte (CSI: The Burning Season), Diane Clark and Astrid Bear (San Diego Noir), Gar Anthony Haywood (Cemetery Road), Gary Phillips (Angeltown), Paul Malmont (The Astounding, the Amazing, and the Unknown), Lisa Brackmann (Rock, Paper, Tiger), and Gregg Hurwitz (You're Next) explore the dark streets of imagination with San Diego Noir editor Maryelizabeth Hart. Room 8
Tags: Horror and Suspense | Writers & Writing

12:30-1:30 The Big Bang Theory Screening and Q&A— Dr., Dr., Dr., Dr., Dr., Mr., Miss...See everyone's favorite scientists (and engineer and waitress) from The Big Bang Theory as the show's producers and stars return to San Diego with a special screening and Q&A. Executive producers Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men), Bill Prady (Dharma & Greg), and Steve Molaro (iCarly) join stars Johnny Galecki (Roseanne), Jim Parsons (Garden State), Kaley Cuoco (Charmed), Simon Helberg (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog), Kunal Nayyar (NCIS), Mayim Bialik (Blossom), and Melissa Rauch (True Blood) for a fun and lively discussion. From Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS, and The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fourth Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 13. Ballroom 20
Tags: Fandom | Humor & Satire | Television

12:45-1:45 Legendary Pictures: Preproduction Preview— Legendary Pictures holds its first-ever Comic-Con panel and shares an early look at some of the movies on the company's upcoming film slate. Fans will be able to access Legendary's plans, garner sneak peeks at their movies in preproduction, and hear from filmmakers and cast members from the upcoming Pacific Rim, Seventh Son, Paradise Lost, and Mass Effect. Panel participants include Jeff Bridges, Bradley Cooper, Guillermo del Toro, Ben Barnes, Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Alicia Vikander, Alex Proyas, Sergei Bodrov, Travis Beacham, Mark Protosevich, and Casey Hudson. Room 6BCF
Tags: Games | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy

12:45-1:15 Adult Swim: Pilots/New Shows/Additional Sundry Topics— Mike Lazzo (senior vice president, programming and production for Adult Swim), Keith Crofford (vice president of production for Adult Swim), and Nick Weidenfeld (vice president, comedy development for both Cartoon Network and Adult Swim) preview and discuss new Adult Swim programming. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Tags: Animation | Humor & Satire | Television

1:00-2:00 Free 3D Glasses for You at the 3D Comics Panel!— This presentation in actual 3D will take you through the exciting history of million-selling 3D comics. It showcases their invention in 1953 by Joe Kubert and Norm Maurer and the artists who followed their lead: Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Bob Powell, Otto Messmer, and more. Projected in 3D, you'll see rare comics and unpublished art by these geniuses and the 3D comics that have inspired today's 3D movies. Hosted by Eisner Award winner Craig Yoe, author of the Amazing 3D Comics (IDW/Yoe Books), premiering at Comic-Con. Room 4
Tags: Comics

1:00-2:00 Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants Runaway Roadtrip Exclusive— Arrrre you ready, kids? It's time for another SpongeBob SquarePants panel! Executive producer Paul Tibbitt, creative director Vincent Waller, and writer/voice of Plankton Mr. Lawrence take you on a journey to Bikini Bottom...and beyond! Get a behind-the-scenes look at some upcoming episodes, including an exclusive sneak peek at the next SpongeBob SquarePants special, Runaway Roadtrip. Moderated by Claudia Spinelli, executive director for Nickelodeon. Room 6A
Tags: Animation | Humor & Satire | Kids | Television

1:00-2:00 Dark Horse Comics: 20 Years of Star Wars— Share favorite moments in Star Wars comics with resident Jedi Randy Stradley and a host of Star Wars guests from comics and beyond, including Mick Harrison (Dark Times -- in his first public appearance!), Scott Allie and Stephane Roux (Jedi -- The Dark Side), John Jackson Miller (Knight Errant), Dave Filoni and the Fillbach Brothers (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Timothy Zahn (Choices of One), and Shelly Shapiro (editor-at-large, Del Rey). There will be exclusive news and images, giveaways, and even a chance to win a custom Stormtrooper helmet with art by Chris Scalf (Blood Ties)! Room 7AB
Tags: Anniversaries | Comics | Science Fiction & Fantasy

1:00-2:00 Publishing Queer: Producing LGBT Comics and Graphic Novels— Queer-themed comics, once solely the domain of the gay press, are breaking into the mainstream. What are the challenges and rewards of producing this work and getting it in front of an audience hungry for the material? How can it be marketed and publicized, both to an LGBT readership and beyond? Should queer cartoonists self-publish or look to established publishers? Moderator Justin Hall (Glamazonia, Prism Comics Talent Chair) leads a spirited conversation with a diverse panel of publishing pros: Brian Andersen (self-publisher, So Super Duper), Charles "Zan" Christensen (publisher, Northwest Press), Jacquelene Cohen (publicist, Fantagraphics), Shannon O'Leary (comics editor and journalist), Bob Schreck (editor-in-chief, Legendary Pictures), and Tony Valenzuela (executive director, Lambda Literary Foundation). Room 9
Tags: Comics

1:00-2:00 There and Play Again: Video Games to Comics— We all know that comic books have been fertile ground from which video game developers can harvest great characters and games. These days the tech has caught up with the art and we're seeing that road run both ways. This panel includes video game and comic book industry luminaries intimately familiar with bringing a comics sensibility to games and transporting virtual, interactive worlds to the printed page. Join them to discuss what it takes to be successful in multiple dimensions. Room 23ABC
Tags: Comics | Games

1:00-2:30 The Golden Age of the Fanzine— Once upon a time...before the Internet and publishing on demand, a hearty group of comics lovers produced their own publications, called "fanzines," and comics fandom was born. Spinning off Comic-Con's 50th anniversary celebration of the birth of comics fandom, these pioneers of the fanzine will talk about those heady days and what it was like to publish their own zines. Panelists include Jean Bails (the widow of Dr. Jerry Bails, creator of Alter-Ego), Richard Kyle (Graphic Story World), Paul Levitz (The Comic Reader), Dick and Pat Lupoff (Xero), Roy Thomas (Alter Ego), Maggie Thompson (Comic Art), and some surprise fanzine publisher-type guests. Moderated by Bill Schelly, a fanzine editor himself and the guy who wrote the book on fandom (The Golden Age of Comic Fandom). For more on the Golden Age of Fanzines, check this year's Comic-Con Souvenir Book for a special feature! Room 24ABC
Tags: Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Fandom

1:00-2:00 Mattel: Mattypalooza 2011: Masters of the Universe Classics, DC Universe, Ghostbusters, Voltron, and More!— Are you a Matty Mattel fan? Head over to this year's Mattypalooza to get all the latest info on your favorite Mattel collector lines and MattyCollector.com. Featuring a special Q&A with Mattel toy designers Bill Benecke and Brandon Sopinsky, Mattel brand managers Scott "Toy Guru" Neitlich, Danielle McLachlan, Rhobyn de Jesus, and Natalie So, and guest starring The Four Horsemen. As a bonus, Matty, the original Mattel collector, may even make a live appearance to reveal secrets for the upcoming Masters of the Universe 30th anniversary! New toys will be shown for the first time! Room 25ABC
Tags: Action Figures - Toys - Collectibles | Animation | Comics | Kids | Movies | Television

1:00-2:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #7: Focus on David Lloyd— Comic-Con special guest David Lloyd (V for Vendetta, Kickback) discusses the nature of sequential art and the methods of its production, considering his own methods, and how those methods have changed over time, as well as the creation of comics more generally in various genres and national and historical traditions. He will also look at the teaching of sequential art, both to practitioners and to audiences, discussing his time at the London Cartoon Centre and the Cartoon Classroom project. Kathleen McClancy (Wake Forest University) moderates. Room 26AB
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Comics Arts Conference | Writers & Writing

1:00-2:00 Comic-Con How-To: Advanced Digital inking Techniques with Brian Haberlin— Learn how to digitally ink and take all your black-and-white artwork to the next level. Comics artist Brian Haberlin will delve into Photoshop's treasure trove of features that not only enhance comic applications but make possible countless creative pen and ink opportunities rarely seen before. If you're serious about your black-and-white artwork, this session is a must. Haberlin is the co-creator of Witchblade and other comic books and intellectual properties and the tutorial creator for international magazines such as 3DWorld, Imagine FX, and Photoshop User, and is owner of Digitalarttutorials.com. Room 28DE
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comic-Con How To | Comics | Seminars & Workshops


Fri, Jul 08, 01:27PM 1:00-2:00 CBLDF Master Session 4: Matthew Holm— As the co-creator of the wildly popular kids graphic novel series Babymouse and Squish, Matthew Holm's visual storytelling needs to deliver expressive, charming drawings that are read with ease. He expresses this and tops those pages off with a strong sense of humor and flair. At this CBLDF Master Session, Holm shows you all the steps of his process so you can see how his storyboards and thumbnails come to life as the dynamic graphic novel pages loved by readers of all ages! The pieces created during this event will be available for bidding in Saturday's CBLDF Benefit Auction. Room 30CDE
Tags: Art and Illustration | CBLDF Events | Comics | Humor & Satire | Seminars & Workshops

1:00-2:00 Oni Press Panelmonium 2011— It's a new comic extravaganza with trendsetting indie comic powerhouse Oni Press, featuring Comic-Con debut titles One Soul, Petrograd. and Spontaneous! Join in the Q&A with Ray Fawkes (Possessions) and get the first word on his game-changing graphic novel One Soul. Plus an in-depth chat with Phil Gelatt (Labor Days) and Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D) about their new historical graphic novel chronicling the infamous assassination of Rasputin, Petrograd! Joe Harris (Ghost Projekt) and Brett Weldele (Surrogates) talk about their new miniseries Spontaneous, while Artist Brian Hurtt and writer Cullen Bunn join in the fray to discuss their hit ongoing series The Sixth Gun. And, as always, Oni Press's Panelmonium brings announcements, reveals, special guests, free comics, and the only interactive panel in town! Guaranteed by Oni Press's totally biased employees to be "the most fun you'll ever have at a panel"! Room 32AB
Tags: Comics

1:30-2:30 Spotlight on Ed Benes— Fan-favorite artist and Comic-Con special guest Ed Benes (JLA, Birds of Prey) commemorates his first U.S. convention appearance with a look back on almost 20 years in the comics industry, from his start with Continuity Comics in 1993 to his eye-popping work on titles like Birds of Prey and Justice League of America. He's now looking ahead to his new series (Red Lanterns -- due in September). Ed will discuss his career path, the inception of his own studio, and all the challenges along the way. Discussion will include fan Q&A. A rare opportunity to pick the brain of one of today's finest talents! Room 5AB
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Superheroes

1:30-2:30 Spotlight on Chester Brown— Louis Riel, Yummy Fur, and Ed The Happy Clown cartoonist -- and Comic-Con special guest -- Chester Brown has been one of the most influential and acclaimed alternative cartoonists for the past 20 years. His 2011 graphic novel Paying for It: A Comic-Strip Memoir About Being a John is easily the most talked about book of the year and was praised in the New York Times. Join him on his panel as he performs his acclaimed slideshow, reading from his North American book tour for Paying for It. The slideshow will be followed by a Q&A. Ask anything you wanted to know about the most controversial book of the year. Room 8
Tags: Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics


Fri, Jul 08, 01:27PM 1:30-2:30 Screen Gems: Underworld 4 and Attack the Block— Screen Gems presents two big new movie previews to Comic-Con fans!
Underworld 4 brings a stunning new dimension to the epic battle between Vampires and Lycans as the first film in the franchise to shoot in 3D. Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrior Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find that humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species. Appearing in person are Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, Len Wiseman (producer and director of Underworld and Underworld: Evolution), and directors Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein.

It's the inner city vs. outer space from the producers of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Attack the Block follows a gang of tough inner-city kids who try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into an extraterrestrial warzone. This is the film you've been hearing about since its debut at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin where it won the Midnight Screening Audience Award. Funny, frightening, surprising, wildly entertaining and winning rave reviews across the country. Appearing in person will be director Joe Cornish and producer Edgar Wright.
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Tags: Action/Adventure | Horror and Suspense | Humor & Satire | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy

1:30-2:30 Adult Swim: Childrens Hospital— See a never-before-screened episode of Childrens Hospital and hear from the show's creative team led by Rob Corddry (Cedar Rapids) and Jon Stern (The Ten). They will be joined by members of their ensemble cast of comedic heavyweights, including Malin Akerman (Couples Retreat), Lake Bell (No Strings Attached), Erinn Hayes (Parenthood), Rob Huebel (I Love You Man), and Megan Mullally (Will and Grace). Childrens Hospital explores the emotional struggles and sexual politics of a group of doctors charged with healthy libidos. The panel will close with a sneak peek at Adult Swim's newest live-action comedy, NTSF:SD:SUV::, featuring creator and star Paul Scheer (The League). NTSF:SD:SUV:: is a clandestine team of government agents working to protect San Diego from numerous terrorist threats coming in daily from such evil countries as Mexico, Canada, and Guam. This team of highly trained operatives has only one job: saving your ass so you can drive your Prius and see your movies in 3D without worrying about living in a country run by no-good terrorists. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Tags: Humor & Satire | Television

1:45-2:45 Marvel: Amazing Spider-Man and His Avenging Friends— Spider-Man's riding high after hitting the Big Time, but it'll all come crashing down this summer in Spider-Island! Get an in-depth look inside the event that changes the course of Peter Parker's life. But ol' Web-Head isn't the only New Yorker with a major storyline this summer. Daredevil makes his return, Punisher wages a new war, Venom explores the dark side of saving the world, and more of your favorite heroes are back with a vengeance! Sit down with our spectacular panel of creators, including Zeb Wells (Avenging Spider-Man), Rick Remender (Venom), Mark Waid (Daredevil), Greg Rucka (Punisher), Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man), senior editor Steve Wacker, editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, and others as they lay the groundwork for New York City's greatest heroes. Room 6DE
Tags: Comics | Superheroes

1:45-2:45 Bones— Creator/executive producer Hart Hanson, executive producer Stephen Nathan, and stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel discuss the shocking finale of Bones Season 6 as well as what's in store for Booth and Brennan in an exciting Season 7! Hanson will also introduce the audience to the stars of The Finder, his new FOX series premiering in January. Plus, Q&A! Ballroom 20
Tags: Television

2:00-3:00 Spotlight on Dave Stewart— Eisner Award-winning color artist and Comic-Con special guest Dave Stewart is one of the busiest colorists in comics. Known for his work on such titles as DC: The New Frontier, Hellboy, BPRD, Baltimore, Lobster Johnson, Conan, Batwoman, and The Goon, Dave will talk about his work and how he brings comics characters to colorful life. Room 4
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Superheroes

2:00-3:00 Green Lantern: The Animated Series Video Presentation and Q&A— Warner Bros. Animation brings the Green Lantern to television in a new CG-animated action series for Cartoon Network from world-renowned producer, artist, and animator Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series). Based on the DC Comics superhero, Green Lantern: The Animated Series centers on Hal Jordan and his partner Kilowog, who find themselves alone on the edge of the Guardian Frontier fighting off an invasion by the deadly Red Lantern Corps. Timm headlines a panel -- moderated by Warner Bros. Animation's Sam Register (Teen Titans) -- that also features producer Giancarlo Volpe (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and producer/story editor Jim Krieg (Ben 10: Alien Swarm). In addition to the Q&A, fans in attendance will be treated to footage prepared exclusively for Comic-Con. Don't miss out, or you'll be waiting 'til 2012! Room 6BCF
Tags: Animation | Comics | Kids | Superheroes | Television

2:00-3:00 Star Wars Collectibles Update— Bryan Ono of eFX, Ashly Powell of Gentle Giant Studios, Dan Lujan of Kotobukiya, and Brant Bridges of Sideshow Collectibles for product development offer insights and exclusive previews of the latest in Star Wars collectibles. Moderated by Chris Spitale of Lucas Licensing. Room 7AB
Tags: Action Figures - Toys - Collectibles | Science Fiction & Fantasy

2:00-3:00 VIZ Media Panel— VIZ Media's 25th anniversary celebrations continue with a special panel packed with exciting news and prizes for our fans. VIZ Media staff will provide the latest updates on new acquisitions and upcoming releases, as well as give the scoop on groundbreaking projects they've yet to announce. Don't miss a chance to win prizes such as $25 iTunes gift cards, special prizes from VIZ's partners, and more! Room 9
Tags: Anime & Manga | Comics

2:00-3:00 Nappy Hour— The infamous cooking timer returns as Keith Knight (The Knight Life, the K Chronicles, (th)ink, MAD) brings together another lightning-fast roundtable discussion of all things nerdist, with a stellar lineup of panelists including writer/producer/illustrator Michael Davis (Milestone Media, The Black Panel), writer/performer Pam Noles (And We Shall March, Death 40 Feet Tall), and writer/director/critic David Walker (Bad Azz Mofo)! Room 23ABC
Tags: Comics | Fandom

2:00-3:00 Dark Horse Presents— As Dark Horse celebrates its 25th year of publishing, the company is proud to reintroduce the title that started it all: the game-changing anthology Dark Horse Presents. Known for featuring the industry's top talent and launching some of the most successful titles in comics history, Dark Horse Presents was, is, and will continue to be a highly fertile breeding ground for new characters, concepts, and more. Find out what makes this book so important to the comics medium, with Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson as well as a cast of top talent past and present, including Eric Powell (The Goon), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Sanford Greene (Deadpool), and more! Panel attendees will receive a Dave Gibbons minicomic exclusive to Comic-Con. Room 25ABC
Tags: Comics

2:00-3:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #8: Transmedia, Comics Form, and Contemporary Adaptations— Patrick Jagoda (University of Chicago) considers the implications that comingling of comics and digital games might have for the future of transmedia storytelling in what Henry Jenkins has called our contemporary "convergence culture." Hillary Chute (University of Chicago) examines how recent adaptations of independent comics provoke and stage conversations among forms from film to live performance. Liam Burke (Huston School of Film & Digital Media) explores the impact the unprecedented period of modern comic book film adaptation has had on mainstream American comic books, from diminishing the specificity of their form to publishers making comics more amenable to film adaptation. Henry Jenkins (University of Southern California) responds. Room 26AB
Tags: Comics | Comics Arts Conference

2:00-3:00 Writing Seminar with Marv Wolfman and Neo Edmund— Marv Wolfman (God of War, Teen Titans, Crisis on Infinite Earths) and Neo Edmund (Solitary -- The Movie, Windy Hollows, Discovery Channel's Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Predators), return to basics in this annual writing seminar as they discuss the building blocks of putting together a story, creating tension, and what the "three act structure" really means. There will also be time for a Q&A session. Room 30CDE
Tags: Comics | Seminars & Workshops | Writers & Writing

2:00-3:00 Frank Frazetta Tribute Panel— Frazetta associate J. David Spurlock follows Comic-Con's crowd-pleasing panel from last year honoring the late, great master of fantastic art by hosting a new all-star group of guests to pay tribute to the legendary artist of Conan, Death Dealer, Vampirella, and more. Expect surprises, announcements, and a remembrance of Frazetta contemporary Jeffrey Catherine Jones. Room 32AB
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comics | Tributes

2:15-3:15 Exclusive Screening of ABC's Newest Supernatural Series, The River— From the studio that brought you Lost comes a new adventure set deep in the Amazon. Executive producers Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity), Michael Green (Green Lantern), and Zack Estrin (Tru Calling), along with cast members Joe Anderson (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Eloise Mumford (Lone Star), and Leslie Hope (24), present an exclusive screening and a Q&A of their much-anticipated new series, The River. All attendees will get a limited-edition Comic-Con giveaway. Room 6A
Tags: Horror and Suspense | Television

2:30-3:30 Spotlight on Alan Davis— Artist/writer/storyteller. Co-creator of Excalibur. Creator of the ClanDestine. Also worked on Captain Britain, Marvelman, DR and Quinch, Harry 20, Batman and the Outsiders, Detective Comics, New Mutants, X-Men, Batman: Full Circle, Fantastic Four, JLA the Nail, The Avengers, Superboy's Legion, and Killraven. Most recently contributed to X-Men Dark Reign, Young Avengers Children's Crusade, and Avengers Prime...Comic-Con special guest Alan Davis's dynamic art and storytelling style has been a hallmark of comics for more than two decades. Any questions? Room 5AB
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Writers & Writing

2:30-3:30 Spotlight on Seymour Chwast— Comic-Con special guest Seymour Chwast, a member of the Art Directors Hall of Fame, screens some of his award-winning design and illustration work and discusses his graphic novels Dante's Divine Comedy and the upcoming Canterbury Tales and Homer's Odyssey. Noted designer and comics enthusiast Chip Kidd talks with Chwast. Room 8
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

2:30-3:30 That '70s Panel— It was a decade of change in comics -- a new generation taking over. What made it all happen? That's what moderator Mark Evanier will ask artists Walt Simonson (Manhunter), Joe Staton (E-Man), Mike Royer (New Gods), and writer/editors Marv Wolfman (Tomb of Dracula) and Louise Simonson (Warren Publications) about that Bronze Era. Room 24ABC
Tags: Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

2:30-4:00 Comic-Con How-To: Live Sketching with Stanley "Artgerm" Lau of Imaginary Friends Studios Singapore— Well known for the covers he does for DC Comics and his work on Heavy Metal magazine, Stanley "Artgerm" Lau and 30 other concept artists have worked on such projects as G.I. Joe, Batman, Justice League, Superman, Exalted, Witchblade, Madam Mirage, Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Warhammer, Street Fighter, Sleepy Hollow, and Star Wars Galaxies, and on promotional and licensing material for major motion pictures, including Spider-Man 3, Surf's Up, and The Dark Knight. As Stanley sketches live, the audience can watch his work progress as it's projected on the big screen. Room 28DE
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comic-Con How To | Comics | Seminars & Workshops

2:30-3:15 Adult Swim: Black Dynamite— Creators and voice talent from the new animated series offer a sneak peek at the show and answer questions. Executive producer Carl Jones (The Boondocks) and director Scott Sanders (Black Dynamite) appear, in addition to writer and star Michael Jai White, voice actors Tommy Davidson and Kym Whitley, and writer/voice actor Byron Minns, all of whom also starred in the live-action feature film Black Dynamite. The 2009 movie is an outrageous action comedy/spoof that follows ex-CIA agent and full-time ladies' man Black Dynamite, who's out to avenge the death of his brother against kung-fu masters, drug-dealing pimps, and The Man. The Black Dynamite animated series further chronicles the exploits of Black Dynamite and his crew. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Tags: Animation | Humor & Satire | Television

2:45-3:45 DreamWorks: Fright Night— Colin Farrell (The Way Back), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad), Imogen Poots (Jane Eyre), Dave Franco (Charlie St. Cloud), director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl), and screenwriter Marti Noxon (I Am Number Four) take the dais to give fans a taste of the horrific fun to come in DreamWorks Pictures' 3D reimagining of the classic horror film. Hall H
Tags: Horror and Suspense | Humor & Satire | Movies

3:00-4:00 Mattel and DC Comics: A Heroic Partnership— You've been a fan of Mattel's popular DC toy lines, now find out the latest news, sneak peaks, and behind-the-scenes scoop on your favorite Mattel/DC action figures, including DC Universe Classics, Young Justice, Action League, and more. Plus, get an exciting look at new 2012 products. Join Mattel toy designers Bill Benecke and Mike Guarniere, as well as brand managers Danielle McLachlan and Scott "Toy Guru" Neitlich, along with The Four Horsemen and surprise guests from DC Comics and Warner Brothers for an insightful Q&A. Room 4
Tags: Action/Adventure | Comics | Kids | Superheroes

3:00-4:00 DC: Superman— How does The Man of Tomorrow fit into the new DC Universe that rises in September? Find out as group editor Matt Idelson joins new Action Comics writer Grant Morrison (All Star Superman, Batman Incorporated) and author of the bestselling Superman: Earth One graphic novel J. Michael Straczynski (Superman, Wonder Woman) to take fans new and old up, up, and away to give them a sneak peak at what's in store for Superman. Room 6DE
Tags: Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Superheroes

3:00-4:00 Rendering the Galaxy Far, Far Away: The Digital Art and Light of The Clone Wars— What does it take to bring The Clone Wars to the screen? How is the feature-film-quality animation produced on a weekly television schedule? These secrets are kept by the artists at Lucasfilm Animation, and they are here to take you behind the scenes of the hit animated series, offering insight into the creative and technical process of continuing the epic sweep and visual grandeur of the Star Wars saga. Featuring supervising director Dave Filoni, CG lighting and FX supervisor Joel Aron, and other talents from Lucasfilm Animation. Hosted by Pablo Hidalgo. Room 7AB
Tags: Animation | Art and Illustration | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

3:00-4:00 Shonen Jump Panel— Have you ever dreamed of becoming a manga creator? This panel gives you an opportunity to learn the secrets to being a professional artist and a writer. Weekly Shonen Jump editor-in-chief Hisashi Sasaki will give you straightforward tips and advice on how to improve your manga. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the editor of Japan's #1 manga magazine! Plus, a chat with Hiroshi Matsuyama, the president of CyberConnnect2, about an upcoming Naruto Shippuden video game. Room 9
Tags: Anime & Manga | Art and Illustration | Comics | Games | Seminars & Workshops | Writers & Writing

3:00-4:00 Eureka— Small town. Big panel. Syfy's smash hit Eureka is back at Comic-Con. Colin Ferguson (Jack Carter), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Allison Blake), Neil Grayston (Douglas Fargo), and guest star Felicia Day (Dr. Holly Martin) join executive producers Jaime Paglia and Bruce Miller for a chat about the big secrets of America's smartest little town. Moderated by guest star Wil Wheaton (Dr. Isaac Parrish; Wesley Crusher, Star Trek: Next Generation). Ballroom 20
Tags: Humor & Satire | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

3:00-4:00 Bob's Burgers— Bob's Burgers creator/executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive, and cast members H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, and Kristen Schaal entertain animation fans with hilarious never-before-seen footage from season two, followed by a Q&A. Room 23ABC
Tags: Animation | Humor & Satire | Television

3:00-4:00 Image Comics Show— The folks from Image Comics present a slew of exclusive announcements about upcoming projects, updates on ongoing projects, and a Q&A session with some of the best writers working in comics. Find out about what Image is up to before anyone else does, get cool giveaways, and ask questions of your favorite creators! Panelists include David Baxter (Marksmen), John Layman (Chew), Scott Snyder (Severed), Nick Spencer (Morning Glories), Ben McCool (Pigs), and Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash). Room 25ABC
Tags: Comics | Writers & Writing

3:00-4:00 Comics Color Painting and F/X— Brian Miller (Justice League International) and Kristy Miller (Ben 10) delve deeper into the world of digital color, guiding you on a journey through digital painting. See firsthand which Photoshop brushes and techniques are used for digital painting. Watch and learn as Brian transforms a black-and-white drawing into a fully painted illustration and demonstrates advanced techniques to create stunning special effects. Plus a Q&A session. Room 30CDE
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comics | Seminars & Workshops

3:00-4:00 Famous Monsters of Filmland— FM publisher Philip Kim, editor Ed Blair, Mark Dooley (Zombie Lane), and other celebrity horror guests and artists discuss the future of the world's first monster fan magazine. Learn about FM's coming journey into the world of comic books, its expansion into the world of digital publishing, and other special projects and partnerships in the works. The panel will also reveal future FM covers and offer a Q&A where fans can interact and share thoughts on their visions for FM. Room 32AB
Tags: Fandom | Horror and Suspense | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy

3:15-4:15 Falling Skies— TNT's powerful drama series Falling Skies follows a group of survivors who band together after a devastating alien invasion has incapacitated most of the world. Ordinary people are called upon to fight back against the occupying alien force as they struggle for the survival of the human race. Join stars Noah Wyle (ER), Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation), Will Patton (Armageddon), Drew Roy (Secretariat), Collin Cunningham (Living in Your Car), and Sarah Sanguin Carter (Shark) and co-executive producer Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica) in a Q&A, and watch exclusive never-before-seen footage from Falling Skies. Room 6BCF
Tags: Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

3:30-4:30 Entertainment Weekly Presents...Totally LOST: One Year Later— EW's Lost gurus Jeff "Doc" Jensen and Dan "Dan" Snierson wax nostalgic about the past, perhaps with a surprise guest or two, and discuss how they're "moving on" in the wake of Lost's departure from the air a year ago. The duo will look to the future by previewing promising TV obsessions. Room 5AB
Tags: Fandom | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

3:30-4:30 ThunderCats Premiere Episode Screening and Q&A— Comic-Con, ho! From the moment this series was announced, fans have answered the call -- now, the wait is over as Warner Bros. Animation is proud to bring you the world premiere of this new reimagining of the beloved '80s franchise. Lion-O, Tygra, Panthro, Cheetara, Wily Kit, and Snarf are back! After the screening, producers Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and Ethan Spaulding (Avatar: The Last Airbender), art director Dan Norton (G.I. Joe: Resolute), and members of the voice cast will discuss what viewers can expect in the first season of this exciting new series. ThunderCats premieres in a special one-hour episode on Friday, July 29 at 8/7c on Cartoon Network. Room 6A
Tags: Animation | Kids | Television

3:30-4:30 Spotlight on Eric Drooker— Painter, graphic novelist, and Comic-Con special guest Eric Drooker talks about his multitrack career in fine arts, graphic novels, and illustration. The award-winning artist's latest work is his illustrated version of Howl! by poet Allen Ginsberg. Room 8
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

3:30-4:30 50 Years of Alter Ego— Comic-Con special guest Roy Thomas (editor, Alter Ego; writer, Conan the Barbarian, All-Star Squadron, Avengers), discusses the half-century (1961-2011) history and legend of Alter Ego, from a dittoed fanzine sent to 150 scattered fans to a globally distributed magazine of comics history and interviews, with Bill Schelly (author of The Golden Age of Comic Fandom), Jean Bails (widow of Jerry Bails, founder of AE), John Morrow (co-publisher of AE), and P. C. Hamerlinck (FCA/Fawcett Collectors of America). Room 24ABC
Tags: Anniversaries | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Fandom | Superheroes | Writers & Writing

3:30-4:30 Graphic Novels for Non-Teenagers— Libraries have already established graphic novels on their Teen/Young Adult shelves, but what about books for other ages? Merideth Jenson-Benjamin (Glendale Public Library), Kearsten LaBrozzi (Glendale Public Library), Jill Patterson (La Habra Branch Library), and Hillary W. Chang (McCully-Moiliili Public Library) discuss graphic novel titles for adults and children. Room 26AB
Tags: Comics

3:30-4:15 Adult Swim: Robot Chicken— Seth Green (co-creator, Robot Chicken), Matthew Senreich (co-creator, Robot Chicken), and Tom Root (head writer, Robot Chicken) discuss the popular Adult Swim series. The series uses stop-motion animation to bring pop culture parodies to life in a modern take on the variety/sketch show format. In Robot Chicken, no pop culture target is safe. Legions of action figures are used to spoof everything from reality television and Star Wars to past presidents. Moderated by Keith Crofford, vice president of production, Adult Swim. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Tags: Animation | Humor & Satire | Television

3:30-4:15 The Military in Film— The Armed Forces of the United States have been featured in film and television over the last century. How does the real military support the entertainment industry? U.S. Army Lt. Colonel John Clearwater (Avengers, Hawaii Five-O), U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Colonel Jason Johnston (Battle: Los Angeles, Avatar), U.S. Navy Lt. Michael Smith (Battleship, NCIS), U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel Francisco "Paco" Hamm (Transformers, Iron Man 2), and U.S. Coast Guard Commander Sean Carroll (The Adjustment Bureau, Deadliest Catch) offer an in-depth discussion and Q&A session. Moderated by U.S. Air Force veteran Jon Huertas, actor on ABC's Castle and HBO's Generation Kill and chairman for SAG Armed Forces Task Force. Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Tags: Movies | Television

4:00-5:00 The Boy Who Loved Batman— Dreams can come true, but some of them can bloody your knuckles. That's an apt description of what it took film producer Michael Uslan to fulfill his dream of making a dark and gritty Batman movie in 1989. Join Uslan, executive producer of Batman, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises, as he tells columnist Tony Panaccio of the lifelong odyssey that led him to launch one of the most successful film franchises of all time. Room 4
Tags: Comics | Movies | Superheroes

4:00-5:00 Writing the Apocalypse: Genre Authors Explore the End Times (And the Fun That Comes After!)— The postapocalypse world has always been fodder for great horror and mystery works. Authors with recent books set in or around the not-so-distant but very dystopian future discuss their visions of what happens after most of the population dies. Take a look into the future with Mira Grant (The Newsflesh trilogy), Thomas Mullen (The Revisionists), Anna North (America Pacifica), Walter Greatshell (Xombies: Apocalypso), Richard Kadrey (Kill the Dead), Daniel Wilson (Robopocalypse), Isaac Marion (Warm Bodies), and Steven Schlozman (The Zombie Autopsies) as they depress moderator Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy. Room 7AB
Tags: Horror and Suspense | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

4:00-5:00 Costume Designers: Designing For Television Production— Costume Designers work in collaboration with Directors, Production Designers, Directors of Photography and Actors in creating fantastic and memorable stories told via moving images. Characters created by Comic Book Writers and Illustrators are made real for the screen via the artistry of Costume Designers. Meet the men and women who are the Costume Designers on this year's most popular television productions. Moderator Giovanna Melton (member of Costume Designers Guild, Local 892, Costume Designer, The Mist, Numbers) is joined by panelists Jill Ohanneson (The Event, Firefly the Pilot), Jim Lapidus (24, Hawaii Five-O), Shawna Trpcic (Torchwood, Dr. Horrible), JR Hawbacker (Assistant CD, True Blood), and Cynthia Bergstrom (Ringer, Buffy, Medium). Room 9
Tags: Comics | Costuming | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

4:00-5:00 Comedy Central: Ugly Americans— Dan Powell (executive producer), Aaron Augenblick (director of animation), Devin Clark (producer and series creator), and the voice talents behind Mark (Matt Oberg), Leonard (Randy Pearlstein), Randall (Kurt Metzger), and Lt. Grimes (Larry Murphy) take you behind the scenes of season two. Featuring a live, in-character surprise table read, a sneak peak at an upcoming episode, a Q&A, and a look at the highly anticipated downloadable game Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon, coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network in August. Ugly Americans airs Thursdays at 10:30/9:30c on Comedy Central. Room 23ABC
Tags: Animation | Games | Humor & Satire | Television

4:00-5:00 Developing Interactive Entertainment: The Performance Capture Techniques of the Uncharted Franchise and Today's Film Industry— Naughty Dog has consistently led the industry in adopting advanced performance capture processes and technology to propel their critically acclaimed Uncharted video game franchise to greater heights of quality and presentation. Launching in November, Uncharted3: Drake's Deception delivers character-driven narrative and dramatic action sequences to create an engaging experience that grounds the player in the game world with relatable and believable characters. Moderated by USA Today's Mike Snider, Uncharted 3's creative director Amy Hennig and cast members Nolan North, Richard McGonagle, and Emily Rose discuss the influence of theatrical techniques and styles from the history of film that have helped the team produce interactive entertainment. Room 25ABC
Tags: Animation | Games

4:00-5:00 How to Create an Effective Pose for Paneling and Illustration— Ron Lemen (Studio2ndStreet, Gnomon Workshop Group, TAD, Imagine FX, Kindle Comics) discusses and demonstrates the logistics of posing the figurative element with a purpose for narrative illustrators and sequential artists, from a historical perspective to the ever-elusive "camera lens" (pictorial frame) from which we view the moment. Ron will walk through a pictorial moment, breaking down the setting to action, POV to action, camera lens to action, drawing with an easy-to-use diagrammatical figure that every illustrator should have knowledge of as a technical tool for figure invention, staging, and blocking. Come ready to take notes and draw along. Room 30CDE
Tags: Art and Illustration | Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comics | Seminars & Workshops

4:00-5:30 So You Want to Be a Comic Book Retailer?— ComicsPRO's Retailer Mentoring Forum brings you this Comic-Con tradition -- an always lively and fun discussion in which your dreams of owning your own comic book specialty store take flight! You have questions? This panel of experienced retailers has answers! Hosted by Joe Field (ComicsPRO president, owner of Flying Colors Comics, Concord CA), with Portyln Polston (Brave New World, Newhall CA), Jennifer Haines (The Dragon, Guelph ON), Chris Brady (4 Color Fantasies, Rancho Cucamonga CA), and Diamond Comic Distributors outside sales manager Dave Hawksworth. Your career in comics retail starts here! Room 32AB
Tags: Comics | Retailer Programming


Fri, Jul 08, 11:10AM 4:00-6:30 Sony— Sony returns to Hall H with a stellar lineup of films and talent, including:
Ghost Rider-Spirit of Vengeance -- After blazing a trail around the globe in the worldwide hit Ghost Rider, Nicolas Cage returns as Johnny Blaze in Columbia Pictures' Ghost Rider-Spirit of Vengeance. Still struggling with his curse as the devil's bounty hunter, Blaze is hiding out in a remote part of Eastern Europe when he is recruited by a secret sect to save a young boy (Fergus Riordan) from the devil (Ciaran Hinds). At first, Johnny is reluctant to embrace the power of the Ghost Rider again, but it is the only way to protect the boy -- and possibly rid himself of his curse forever. Live on stage: directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank) and stars Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, and Johnny Whitworth.

30 Minutes or Less -- From Ruben Fleischer, the director of Zombieland, comes the action comedy 30 Minutes or Less. In the movie, Nick (Jesse Eisenberg of The Social Network and Zombieland) is a small town pizza delivery guy whose mundane life collides with the big plans of two wannabe criminal masterminds (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson). The duo kidnap Nick and force him to rob a bank. With only a few hours to pull off the impossible task, Nick enlists the help of his ex-best friend, Chet (Aziz Ansari). As the clock ticks, the two must deal with the police, hired assassins, flamethrowers, and their own tumultuous relationship. Talent in attendance includes director Ruben Fleischer and stars Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson, and Michael Peña.

Total Recall -- Welcome to Rekall, the company that with one little implant can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Doug Quaid (Colin Farrell), the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his ordinary existence. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. With the line between fantasy and reality blurred and the fate of his world hanging in the balance, Quaid goes on the run to discover his true identity, his true love, and his true fate. Based on Philip K. Dick's classic story "I Can Remember It for You Wholesale," this new take on some of his most visionary ideas is directed by Len Wiseman and stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, and John Cho, all of whom will be appearing.

The Amazing Spider-Man -- The Amazing Spider-Man is back on the big screen, shot in 3D for the first time, and will be swinging into your neighborhood on July 3, 2012. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, and Martin Sheen, as well as Sally Field, and directed by Marc Webb, The Amazing Spider-Man's new creative team will be taking a whole new direction in the unfolding saga of everyone's favorite web-slinger. Appearing in person are producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, director Marc Webb, and our own Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy -- Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.
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Tags: Comics | Humor & Satire | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Superheroes

4:15-5:15 DC Comics: Justice League— Comics' top talents -- writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee -- team up for the first time ever to bring you the new Justice League, making its debut as part of the new DC Universe. Johns, Lee, and DC executive editor Eddie Berganza bring together the talents behind the new JLA titles, including writers Dan Jurgens (Justice League International), JT Krul (Green Arrow), and Eric Wallace (Mister Terrific) and artists Francis Manapul (The Flash), Brian Buccellato (The Flash), and Philip Tan (The Savage Hawkman). Room 6DE
Tags: Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Superheroes

4:15-5:15 Warehouse 13— For one day only, America's top-secret treasure trove is moving from the middle of nowhere to the middle of Comic-Con. Stars Eddie McClintock (Pete Lattimer), Joanne Kelly (Myka Bering), Saul Rubinek (Artie Nielsen), and Allison Scagliotti (Claudia Donovan), along with executive producer Jack Kenny, take you inside Syfy's blockbuster hit series, Warehouse 13. Moderated by Neil Grayston (Douglas Fargo, Eureka). Ballroom 20
Tags: Humor & Satire | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

4:15-5:00 Independent Filmmakers Postproduction Panel Discussion— You may know Avid as the company that makes the tools used to create your favorite feature films, TV shows, and music: Media Composer and Pro Tools. In a crazy (yet practical) twist, the folks at Avid have decided to make a movie of their own. The result: Agent MX Z3RO, a 15-minute indie movie that's meant to be a fun throwback to the '70s "shoot-em-up" action spy genre -- think Eastwood meets Connery. Why'd they do it? Mainly because it's difficult to secure demo material that they can use -- without restriction -- to teach filmmakers and postproduction pros the same tools and workflows used across the industry to help them succeed. Meet the director/writer, producer/writer, film editor, and sound supervisor who created the film. Join the discussion about the challenges facing indie filmmakers. and get some information about the tools and tips that can make your project look and sound the best it can be and ultimately more successful. Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Tags: CCI-IFF and Film School | Movies

4:30-5:30 Spotlight on Kim Harrison— New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison (Pale Demon, Blood Work) reveals all about her bestselling urban fantasy series The Hollows, including a reading, interview with her editor, cover slideshow, and audience Q&A. Plus giveaways and a chance to win a galley of the upcoming world guide The Hollows Insider! Moderated by Diana Gill. Room 5AB
Tags: Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

4:30-5:30 Marvel Television Presents: Anime on G4— Marvel Television and G4 take your favorite characters -- Iron Man, Wolverine, The X-Men, and Blade -- to Japan to tell their stories in a whole new way, beautifully animated by the anime masters at Madhouse. Hosted by Attack of the Show's Blair Butler, watch a never-before-seen episode with Marvel's head of TV Jeph Loeb and surprise guests. Plus, get a sneak peek at The X-Men's explosive first episode. Room 6BCF
Tags: Animation | Anime & Manga | Comics | Superheroes | Television

4:30-5:30 Old Stories in New Boxes: How Timeless Stories Evolve Through New Media— Marshall Vandruff (marshallart.com) presents over a hundred slides demonstrating how entertainment art has evolved over the past century from Vaudeville and AB Frost, through Winsor McCay and Walt Disney, into modern storytelling, which is actually thousands of years old. He will explain the classic form of story and show how it relates to all creativity. Room 8
Tags: Animation | Art and Illustration | Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comics | Seminars & Workshops

4:30-5:30 Art of Design— It's in every book, comic, magazine, movie, TV show, action figure package, and everything else we see each day. Good design is often invisible, but this panel of experts talk about the art of design and how it relates to comics in particular. Noted designer Chip Kidd (Shazam! The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal) talks with Mark Chiarello (DC Comics editorial art director), Art Directors Hall of Fame member Seymour Chwast, magazine and movie designer Michael Gross (National Lampoon, Ghostbusters), artist and designer Ashley Wood (Popbot, Robots vs. Zombies), and comics historian and designer Craig Yoe (Amazing 3-D Comics, Barks Bear Book). Room 24ABC
Tags: Comics

4:30-5:30 Comics in the Library— Librarians Candice Mack (LA Public Library), Mike Pawuk (Cuyahoga County Public Library), and Eva Volin (Alameda Library) come together for a discussion of the place of comics in the library. Which titles should you buy, where do you shelve them, and how do you convince the people you work with that comics have a real place in the library? This panel will tell you all this and more. Moderated by Gina Gagliano (First Second Books). Room 26AB
Tags: Comics

4:30-6:00 Comic-Con How-To: Patrick and Shelly Block— Back by popular demand, Disney Comics writer/artists Patrick and Shelly Block present a comics creation demonstration that they often give at the Savannah College of Art and Design and other venues. They create a complete Donald Duck story on paper, with the audience providing the ideas. Room 28DE
Tags: Art and Illustration | Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic-Con How To | Comics | Kids | Seminars & Workshops | Writers & Writing

4:30-5:00 Adult Swim: Eagleheart— Chris Elliott discusses his first lead television role since the cult favorite Get a Life. Panelists include series stars Chris Elliott, Brett Gelman (The Other Guys), and Maria Thayer (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and executive producers Michael Koman, Andrew Weinberg, and Jason Woliner. Produced by Conan O'Brien's Conaco Productions and Dakota Pictures, Eagleheart promises violence, suspense, intrigue, and copious amounts of needless bloodshed as Marshal Chris Monsanto (Elliott) blindly kicks, punches, and shoots his way to what may or may not be a legitimate solution to his case. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Tags: Humor & Satire | Television

4:45-5:45 Phineas and Ferb— Hear from the brilliant minds behind the series, Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, along with voice talent Vincent Martella (Everybody Hates Chris), Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical, Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure), and Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad). See exclusive footage and hear all the scoop about their upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension, which premieres August 5. Moderated by Matt Blum of Wired.com's Geek Dad. Room 6A
Tags: Animation | Kids | Television

5:00-6:00 International Association of Media Tie-in Writers: Scribe Awards— Lee Goldberg (Monk) and Max Allan Collins (Mike Hammer), co-founders of the IAMTW, will announce the winners of this year's Scribe Awards for excellence in tie-in writing. They will be joined by this year's Grandmaster Award "Faust" winner, Peter David (The Hulk), for a freewheeling look at their careers and experiences in one of the most popular and yet underappreciated branches of the writing trade. Followed by a Q&A session. Room 4
Tags: Awards Ceremonies | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

5:00-6:00 BBC America's Bedlam: Exclusive U.S. Premiere Screening and Q&A— Star Theo James (Downtown Abbey) and creator David Allison (Boy Meets Girl) host a premiere screening event followed by discussion and Q&A. Bedlam Heights, the stylish new apartment building, has sexy tenants and gorgeous amenities. But little do its new residents suspect that behind the luxury fittings lay unimaginable horrors. This is a place tainted by abuse, suffering, and death -- and the ghosts of its dark and violent past are out for revenge. As the direct descendent of those who ran the asylum, Kate (Charlotte Salt, The Tudors) -- who both lives and works there -- is a prime target. She is surprised by the unexpected arrival of Jed (James), her adopted cousin. With a history of mental illness, Jed is a troubled man who sees ghosts and visions of the past. Recent messages to "Save Kate" propel him back into Kate's life. Can he really "Save Kate"? And from whom, or what, does she need saving? Everybody has a dark side in this new series also starring Ashley Madekwe (Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Hugo Speer (Skins), and Will Young (Pop Idol winner, Skins). Bedlam premieres October 8 on BBC America's Supernatural Saturdays. Room 7AB
Tags: Horror and Suspense | Television

5:00-6:00 Monsterverse Horror Comics Ate My Brain— There is no escaping Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave horror anthology comic and upcoming graphic novel series, Flesh And Blood. Joining Monsterverse's Kerry Gammill (Superman) and Sam F. Park (The Halfway House) are Bela Lugosi Jr., screenwriter Peter Briggs (Hellboy), Robert Tinnell (Flesh And Blood), James Farr (Xombie), Chris Moreno (World War Hulk), Mark L. Miller (Ain't It Cool News), Dan Brereton (The Nocturnals), James Groman (The Hobbit), and Mike Dubisch (Aliens vs. Predator). Expect a slideshow and discussion of Monsterverse's horror projects, along with a Q&A session. Room 9
Tags: Comics | Horror and Suspense

5:00-6:00 Motion Picture and Television Illustrators— Nowadays a movie starts with an idea expressed in words or images. The men and women who turn these ideas into worlds of visual reality, be it a distant world of pure imagination or an earthly hovel, are the storyboard artists and illustrators. Panelists who will discuss their craft and answer questions include moderator Hank Mayo (Ghostbusters 2), Tim Burgard (Thor), Ricardo Delgado (John Carter of Mars), Robin Richesson (I Am Number Four), and Josh Nizzi (Transformers 3). Room 23ABC
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comics | Movies | Television

5:00-6:00 The World of Capcom— Capcom fans won't want to miss this opportunity to learn about all the new games coming from their favorite video game publisher. Plus, get in-depth details straight from Capcom's stellar producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Resident Evil 4) about his exciting new open-world action adventure game, Dragon's Dogma. Producer Jason Leigh talks about the zombie-infested streets of Fortune City in Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, and producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya discusses the new over-the-top rollercoaster IP, Asura's Wrath. Followed by a Q&A session. Room 25ABC
Tags: Action/Adventure | Games | Horror and Suspense

5:00-6:00 Building Your Art Portfolio— You're at Comic-Con and you're surrounded by editors, artists, writers, and producers -- any of whom could represent a job for you as an artist. Former Marvel and IDW editor Andy Schmidt (X-Men, Five Days to Die, Comics Experience founder), Marvel senior VP C. B. Cebulski, and artist Zander Cannon (Top 10) discuss what to include in a portfolio, what to leave out, and how to conduct yourself to make sure your portfolio and your presentation shine. Room 30CDE
Tags: Art and Illustration | Comics | Seminars & Workshops

5:30-6:30 Bandai Entertainment— With K-ON!, Tekken: Blood Vengeance, Gundam 00 the Movie, and The Disappearance of Haruhi Movie, Bandai Entertainment has a stellar lineup of eclectic anime titles for 2011. Join Bandai's Robert Napton, Loy Fruel, and some other notable guests for this informative hour that will feature news, trailers, Q&A, and giveaways. Room 5AB
Tags: Animation | Anime & Manga | Movies

5:30-6:30 Vertigo: American Vampire— The acclaimed Vertigo series American Vampire -- nominated for a 2010 Eisner Award as Best New Series -- introduced Skinner Sweet and a whole new type of undead, blazing a blood-drenched new trail. Join the creator of this series, as well as the new miniseries American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest, for an undead discussion with writer Scott Snyder, artist Rafael Albuquerque, and editor Mark Doyle. Room 6DE
Tags: Comics | Horror and Suspense


Fri, Jul 08, 05:28PM 5:30-6:30 Evolution of Transformers— This panel will travel from the earliest Transformers G1 crash landing on earth to the Headmasters evolution in Japan to the beastly battles and arrive at the modern day. It is a look at the Transformers TV/ DVD journeys, including elements consistent throughout and opposing forces in Transformers lore. Panelists examine character development, weaponry, and weaknesses in Transformers More Than Meets The Eye, the Headmasters/Super-God Masterforce/Victory, and Beast Wars. Moderated by Matt Proulx (Hasbro Studio) and including Rik Alvarez (Hasbro), Brian Ward (Shout Factory), and others. They will provide a users' guide to all the history you need to start your fan obsession, along with some long-held secrets valuable to those fans already entrenched. Room 8
Tags: Action Figures - Toys - Collectibles | Animation | Kids | Movies | Television

5:30-6:30 True Blood Panel and Q&A session— Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated True Blood kicked off its 12-episode fourth season June 26 on HBO. The series follows the on-and-off romance between waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people's thoughts, and 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). Oscar and Emmy award winner Alan Ball created and serves as executive producer of the series, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. The series -- and this panel! -- also features Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse, Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte, Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton, Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette, Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam, Joe Manganiello as Alcide, and Kevin Alejandro as Jesus. Moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly. Ballroom 20
Tags: Horror and Suspense | Humor & Satire | Television

5:30-6:30 The Art of the Comic Strip— Cartoon Art Museum's curator Andrew Farago talks to syndicated cartoonists Mell Lazarus (Miss Peach, Momma), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), and Mark Tatulli (Lio, Heart of the City) about their everyday work in the funny papers. Room 24ABC
Tags: Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics

5:30-6:30 CBLDF: Can Comics Send You To Jail?— What if the comics you took on a plane landed you in jail? That's the danger facing one American, who could spend a minimum of a year in a foreign prison for doing just that. Turns out that anyone leaving or entering the country can be stopped, searched, or detained by customs agents because of comic art in print or on laptops, tablets, or cell phones -- even without suspicion of criminal activity. Learn how the CBLDF is working to fight this trend and what you can do to help. Room 26AB
Tags: CBLDF Events | Comics

5:30-6:30 Magic: The Gathering Panel— On the heels of Magic's most successful year in its 18-year history, some of the game's top creators share details on upcoming products as well as answer your questions. The panel, moderated by Mark Rosewater (head Magic designer), includes Aaron Forsythe (director, Magic R&D), Matt Cavotta (senior creative Magic art director), Mark Purvis (Magic brand manager), and others. Room 32AB
Tags: Games | Science Fiction & Fantasy

5:45-6:45 Spartacus: Vengeance— Liam McIntyre (McLeod's Daughters) makes his Comic-Con debut, along with Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), Manu Bennett (30 Days of Night), Dustin Clare (Underbelly), and Katrina Law (Legend of the Seeker). Executive producer Steven S. DeKnight (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) joins the cast to discuss the upcoming second season, titled,Spartacus: Vengeance, expected to air on Starz in January 2012, and the exclusive content found on the Spartacus: Gods of the Arena Blu-ray discs, available September 13. Room 6BCF
Tags: Action/Adventure | Television

6:00-7:00 Hermes Press / Dark Shadows The Classic Series and the New Tim Burton Film— Lara Parker (Angelique from Dark Shadows), Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie Evans and Josette DuPres from Dark Shadows), Jim Pierson (consulting producer for the new Dark Shadows film), and Daniel Herman (publisher, Hermes Press) talk about the classic show, the comic book, and print tie-ins and reveals up-to-date news and some surprises about the upcoming Tim Burton film starring Johnny Depp, along with a Q&A session. Room 4
Tags: Comics | Horror and Suspense | Movies

6:00-7:00 Alphas— Syfy's newest original series Alphas has taken the summer by storm -- and it's just the beginning. David Strathairn (Dr. Lee Rosen) and fellow cast members, plus creator and executive producer Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand; The Avengers) and executive producer Ira Steven Behr (Star Trek: The Next Generation; The 4400), reveal why impossible is what Alphas do best. Moderated by Geoff Boucher ("Hero Complex," Los Angeles Times). Room 6A
Tags: Action/Adventure | Superheroes | Television

6:00-7:00 Crime Comics— Crime Comics are hotter today than at any time since the Golden Age! Join Mark Waid (Potter's Field), Greg Rucka (Stumptown), and Gary Phillips (Angeltown) for a conversation about the exciting resurgence of this classic genre. Moderated by comics scholar Professor Ben Saunders. Room 7AB
Tags: Comics

6:00-7:00 A Strange Tale of a Panel: Indie Creators on Marvel's Strange Tales— Excelsior! Show up early and stay late as some of comics' best indie creators come out of the closet, revealing themselves as maniacal Marvel madmen. Witness twisted love for some of mainstream comics' best characters! Forbidden fantasies fulfilled! Shannon "Too Much Coffee Man" Wheeler comes clean about his eco-terrorist Red Skull; Jhonen "The Homicidal Maniac" Vasquez mulls over M.O.D.O.K.; and Jeffrey "Incredible Change-bots" Brown messes with the Merry Mutants. And more major terrific talents join this core crew, spilling secret stories from Marvel's Strange Tales. Room 9
Tags: Comics | Superheroes

6:00-7:00 The Hub: Batman: 45th Anniversary of the Original Series— Holy Comic-Con Panel, Batman! For the first time ever, three stars of the iconic 1960s TV series are together at Comic-Con: Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin), and Julie Newmar (Catwoman) team up to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the landmark television series now airing on The Hub TV Network. The cast will share memories from the show and introduce and discuss their favorite scenes, followed by an audience Q&A. Bang! Pow! Woosh! Room 23ABC
Tags: Anniversaries | Comics | Superheroes | Television

6:00-7:00 Girls Gone Genre— Come talk with women who write, read, game, and perform in arenas that are statistically dominated by men. What happens when traditionally "male" genres are reinvented by female writers and embraced by female fans? Sex and the City it ain't. Meet the women who like to play with trucks and Barbies. And Wolverine action figures. And flux capacitors. Moderator Jenna Busch is joined by panelists Marti Noxon (screenwriter/producer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Mad Men, Fright Night), Gale Anne Hurd (producer, The Walking Dead, Terminator, Aliens), and Marjorie Liu (writer, X-23, Daken: Dark Wolverine, Black Widow, Dirk & Steele novel series). Room 25ABC
Tags: Animation | Anime & Manga | Comics | Fandom | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Superheroes | Television

6:00-7:00 Teach Cartooning— Moderator Robert Gluckson (Cartooning for Fun) and cartoonist Phil Yeh (Cartoonists Across America & The World) share techniques to teach cartooning -- and find work -- in classrooms, libraries, and community centers. There is a huge demand for cartooning teachers! Room 30CDE
Tags: Cartooning and Comic Strips | Comics

6:00-7:00 Simpsons Collectors Group— Simpsons collectors of the world, unite! Take a break from the busy Comic-Con floor and get a chance to meet some of your fellow collectors of Simpsons merchandise from all over the country. Meet the other Simpsons collectors you see on the message board and put faces to names. This gathering, hosted by the staff of the SimpsonsCollectors.com website, is a great chance to network with other collectors and share your experiences in the hobby with others. Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Tags: Action Figures - Toys - Collectibles | Animation | Comics | Humor & Satire | Television

6:30-7:30 Resident Evil Round-Up!— 2011 marks the 15th anniversary of the legendary video game franchise that gave fear a face and horror a home. Get the latest information about the newest entries to the Resident Evil franchise: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, with producer Rey Jimenez; Resident Evil: Revelations for the Nintendo 3DS; the gorgeous reimagining of Resident Evil 4 HD; and Resident Evil Code Veronica X HD, plus some surprises! Followed by a Q&A session. Room 5AB
Tags: Games | Horror and Suspense

6:30-7:30 Yen Press Panel— The Yen Press crew -- publishing director Kurt Hassler, senior editor JuYoun Lee, and assistant editors Tania Biswas and Abby Blackman -- unveil exciting new projects for 2012 and take questions from the audience. And of course, the swag. We mustn't forget the swag! Room 8
Tags: Anime & Manga | Comics

6:30-7:30 Can Fantasy Survive on Europe Alone?— A panel discussion on diversity in comics, film, and science fiction by some of the shakers and movers in their respective fields, including New York Times bestselling American comic book writer Josh Dysart (Unknown Soldier), award-winning film director/comic book writer Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk), and international award-winning science fiction novelist Nnedi Okorafor (Who Fears Death). Fictional Frontiers radio show host Sohaib Awan moderates. Room 24ABC
Tags: Comics | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

6:30-7:30 The Best and Worst Manga of the Year— There are a whole lot of Japanese manga, Korean manhwa, and manga-inspired comics out there -- but what's worth buying and reading, and what's not? Manga/comics bloggers/pundits Christopher Butcher (Comics212.net and The Beguiling), David Brothers (4th Letter!), Eva Volin (School Library Journal), Carlo Santos (Anime News Network), and Deb Aoki (About.com Manga) share their picks for the best new and continuing manga series for kids, teens, and grown-ups and jeer at the most annoying manga published in 2010-2011. Room 26AB
Tags: Anime & Manga | Comics

6:30-7:30 Dungeons & Dragons: How to Be a Dungeon Master: The Art of the DM— Being a great Dungeon Master requires a variety of skills, such as rules arbiter, character actor, and expert storyteller. The art of the Dungeon Master is in combining all these talents to become a superhuman master of Dungeons & Dragons. Chris Perkins, senior producer for the D&D tabletop role-playing game and Acquisitions Incorporated's #1 DM, discusses various tips and tricks to bring the best adventure to your players, as well as ways to make them equal participants in the story. A Q&A session will follow. Room 32AB
Tags: Games | Science Fiction & Fantasy

6:45-7:45 RiffTrax Live— Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett (RiffTrax.com, Mystery Science Theater 3000) return to Comic-Con to perform another live, hilarious riff to a classic short! Join the riffers for fun, laughs, and the latest news about their upcoming Jack the Giant Killer live show, a one-night event playing in select movie theaters nationwide in August. RiffTrax.com is the site where MST3K-style humor meets mainstream movies, TV shows, and vintage shorts. At RiffTrax they don't make movies, they make them funny! Room 6DE
Tags: Fandom | Humor & Satire | Movies


Fri, Jul 08, 11:10AM 6:45-7:30 At the Drive-In— Come with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear when one of the few places you could see some offbeat genre films and a slew of trailers was at your local Drive-In. We're trying something new at Comic-Con this year by giving some up and coming genre filmmakers an evening berth to preview their upcoming films. So as San Diego gets darker tonight, so will Hall H as we welcome our first guests to the Virtual Drive-In:
Grave Encounters -- Locked in an actual abandoned mental hospital, the crew of a ghost-hunting reality show find themselves trapped in a psychotically endless and deadly labyrinth. Written and directed by The Vicious Brothers, Grave Encounters, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, takes the found footage horror genre to a terrifying new level. Appearing on stage: The Vicious Brothers.

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil --Tucker and Dale are two best friends on vacation at their dilapidated mountain house, who are mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies by a group of obnoxious, preppy college kids. When one of the students gets separated from her friends, the boys try to lend a hand, but as the misunderstanding grows, so does the body count. Tucker & Dale Vs Evil has been a hit on the festival circuit, debuting at Sundance, and winning the Midnight Audience Award at SXSW, the Jury Prize for First Feature at Fantasia, the Best Director award at Fantaspoa, and the Best Motion Picture Award at Sitges. Confirmed panelists include Eli Craig, Alan Tudyk, and Tyler Labine.
Hall H
Tags: Horror and Suspense | Humor & Satire | Movies

7:00-8:00 UDON and the Art of Comic and Game Design— Representatives from UDON share their trade secrets, learned from working with a host of different comics and game companies over the past 10 years. Take a tour of winning design elements through UDON's vast portfolio of works, and get ready for special announcements of which comics, manga, artbooks, and video game properties they'll be working on next. Featuring Jim Zubkavich (Skullkickers), Jeffrey Cruz (RandomVeus), Long Vo (Inception), and Matt Moylan (Mega Man Tribute). Room 4
Tags: Anime & Manga | Comics | Games

7:00-8:00 Teching Out with NCIS: LA— With a hot young cast and high-stakes adventures, it's no secret why 18 million fans tune in each week to watch the agents of NCIS: Los Angeles go undercover to protect national security. Utilizing some of the most advanced technologies available today, NCIS: LA offers a stunning window into the world of constant surveillance. In this panel, fans will be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at how the series uses some of the coolest and immersive technologies available today, as well as how the cast has used technology and social media in their own personal lives to connect to their fans. Creator and executive producer Shane Brennan, actor LL Cool J, and other NCIS: LA cast members explain what's real, what's not, and what's next for season three. Room 6BCF
Tags: Action/Adventure | Television

7:00-8:00 Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts— Get a first look at the upcoming feature-length documentary chronicling the life and work of one of comics' greatest writers, Warren Ellis. The film features extensive interviews with Ellis himself, as well as with key collaborators, and reveals the inextricable links between Ellis's life, work, and philosophy. Moderated by executive producer F. J. De Santo (The Spirit), the panel features director Patrick Meaney (Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods), DP/producer Jordan Rennert (Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods), and a special guest! Room 7AB
Tags: Comics | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy

7:00-8:00 What's Up with Penguin— Anne Sowards (executive editor, Ace/Roc), Jessica Wade (senior editor, Ace/Roc), and Erin Dempsey (director of trade marketing, Penguin Young Readers Group) give you the dish on forthcoming books from such exciting authors and licensed properties as Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, S. M. Stirling, Rachel Caine, Heather Brewer, Richelle Mead, Kathy Reichs, John Flanagan, and many others. You can expect lots of giveaways you won't see anywhere else at the convention, including free advance reading copies! Room 9
Tags: Horror and Suspense | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

7:00-8:00 Making Genre Movies from the Pen Up— Do you want to know how genre movies are conceived, selected, developed, and produced? Do you have an idea for a film that you would like to do yourself? This panel of genre movie makers will cover the main steps: how to come up with a salable idea (including "mockbusters" and the next "mega" franchise), what the process is to develop a story into a script, and what you need for a successful low-budget genre shoot (including special makeup effects, past celebrities with B-movie star potential, and how to market as you go). Moderator Eric Forsberg (Alien Abduction, Snakes on a Train, Mega Piranha) is joined by panelists Tom Devlin (special makeup effects artist), Griff Furst (creative director for Active Entertainment), Karen Goodman (stage director, film producer, Night of the Dead, Torture Room), and Christopher Olen Ray (son of famed filmmaker Fred Olen Ray, director, Mega Conda, Almighty Thor) to show clips and trailers and engage in a Q&A. Room 23ABC
Tags: Movies | Seminars & Workshops | Writers & Writing

7:00-8:00 Sushi Girl— Sushi Girl chronicles the story of five friends who reunite six years after a diamond-job-gone-wrong to eat sushi off a naked girl. Sure enough, the thieves can't help opening old wounds in an attempt to find their missing loot, and all mayhem ensues. This film marks the return to the big screen for Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and Noah Hathaway (Neverending Story) and also features cast members Tony Todd (Candy Man), James Duval (Donnie Darko), Andy Mackenzie (Shoot 'Em Up), David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight), and Cortney Palm (Sunday Morning High). The legendary Sonny Chiba (Kill Bill) also stars. Kern Saxton (Deader Living Through Chemistry) directed and co-wrote with Destin Pfaff (Millionaire Matchmaker). Producers Neal Fischer (Fight Club) and Suren Seron (Forever Plaid) and moderator Ted Stryker (KROC) round out the panel. Meet the entire cast and creators and witness the world premiere of the official trailer, followed by Q&A session. Room 25ABC
Tags: Action/Adventure | Humor & Satire | Movies

7:30-8:30 Death Valley— MTV brings the unique marriage of horror and comedy together with this new series. Join members of the ensemble cast, including Caity Lotz (Mad Men), Tania Raymonde (Lost), Bryan Callen (The Hangover), Bryce Johnson (Sleeping Dogs Lie), Texas Battle (Final Destination 3), and Charlie Sanders (Funny or Die), along with showrunner/executive producer Eric Weinberg (Californication, Scrubs), director Drew Daywalt (Bedfellows), executive producer/director Austin Reading (Spike TV's Scream Awards, FEARnet), executive producer Julie Kellman Reading, and co-executive producer Spider One, in a discussion about the challenges of bringing the comedy and horror genres together and how the team involved in the series bring all the elements of what they know best to the series. Fans will get an exclusive first look at an upcoming episode. Q&A session to follow! Room 5AB
Tags: Horror and Suspense | Humor & Satire | Television

7:30-8:30 The Science of Zombies: How Possible Is a Zombie Virus?— The top creative minds behind the acclaimed and highly anticipated Dead Island role-playing video game and an esteemed medical professional in the field of brain research and brain disease explore the pop culture fascination with the zombie genre as a whole and how creative talent is harnessing medical science to define and explore horror entertainment in more realistic (and therefore more frightening and engaging) ways. Room 8
Tags: Games | Horror and Suspense

7:30-8:30 Lost Girl— Supernatural seductress Bo is a succubus who feeds off sexual energy. Having survived for years alone, she now discovers she is one of the Fae, creatures of legend who pass as humans. Unwilling to chose sides, Bo forges her own path between the human and Fae worlds, embarking on a mission to unlock the secrets of her origin. Join star Anna Silk (Ghost Whisperer); actor Emmanuelle Vaugier (Saw II), who guest stars as The Morrigan, the head of the Dark Fae clan; and the production team behind the series, Jay Firestone, executive producer (Andromeda, Mutant X) and Michelle Lovretta (Mutant X), as they discuss this exciting new show coming soon to SyFy! Room 24ABC
Tags: Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

7:45-8:45 Klingon Lifestyles Presentation— When a diplomatic mission to Bajor goes awry, the crew of the IKV Stranglehold find themselves going through the looking glass to a world that is different from what they know. All life forms and alien cultures are welcome to the latest episode in the ongoing adventures of life aboard the Klingon vessel Stranglehold. Room 6A
Tags: Costuming | Fandom | Science Fiction & Fantasy

8:00-9:00 ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining from the Woods to the Web— Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew of ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining as they examine the changing landscape of fan fiction, social media, and the web. Moderator and cast member Taryn Southern (Battle: Los Angeles) chats with creators Paula Rhodes (A Good Knight's Quest) and Stephanie Thorpe (Gold: Night of the Zombie King) about their initial Twitter inspiration, their crowdsourcing campaign, and the overwhelming fan response. Wendy and Richard Pini (ElfQuest creators) will be sharing exclusive, never-before-seen ElfQuest art and news from the eagerly anticipated Final Quest. Meet cast members Cathy Baron (In Time), Jamie Blair (What's Trending), Traycee King (He's Just Not That Into You), Casey McKinnon (A Comicbook Orange), Shannon Nelson (Drop Dead Gorgeous), Taryn O'Neill (Compulsions), Jessica Rose (Lonelygirl15), and Shanrah Wakefield (Oz Girl). One lucky audience member will win a pair of Pini-autographed elf ears from the production! Room 4
Tags: Comics | Fandom | Science Fiction & Fantasy

8:00-9:00 Reign of the Dinosaurs— In 2010, a group of the world's best dinosaur illustrators and animators gave Comic-Con fans a rare behind-the-scenes look at the artistic development of the Discovery Channel series Reign of the Dinosaurs (working title). The creative team returns to show off just how far their jaw-dropping animation and storytelling have come since last year's storyboarding and early animation phase. Set to premiere this fall, the series will reset the standard for immersive, inside-out dinosaur storytelling, giving an insiders' view into the private lives and strange behaviors of dinosaurs, with a narrative technique as revolutionary as the science it documents. Panelists include executive producer/co-director Erik Nelson (Cave of Forgotten Dreams), director David Krentz (Disney's Dinosaur), artist Ricardo Delgado (Dark Horse Comics' Age of Reptiles), and others. Room 6DE
Tags: Animation | Art and Illustration | Television

8:00-9:30 The Totally Rad Show: Live— Hosts Alex Albrecht (Diggnation), Dan Trachtenberg, and Jeff Cannata (Weekend Confirmed, Reviews on the Run) bring their Webby and Podcast Award-winning geek culture show back to Comic-Con for the fourth straight year. Join the guys for an explosion of movie, video game, TV, and comic book news and reviews, and see what makes this Revision3 show such an Internet phenomenon. Room 7AB
Tags: Comics | Fandom | Games | Movies | Television | Web

8:00-9:00 geekEd: Bringing Geek Back to Higher Education— A panel of college professionals, including Alex Belisario (UC Santa Cruz), Alfred Day (Semester at Sea), Ryan McRae (CSU San Marcos), Tyler Miller (Fresno State), and Emily Sandoval (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), discuss how geek culture and college life can enhance one another. Learn how colleges can reach out to geeks, how geeks can use their identities to increase college success, and what partnerships are being formed between colleges and pop culture. If you are an industry or marketing professional, work at college, go to college, or desire to do any of those, this panel is for you! Room 9
Tags: Fandom

8:00-10:00 World Premiere: Batman: Year One— Warner Home Video, Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation proudly present the World Premiere of Batman: Year One, the highly anticipated next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Based on the landmark 1987 DC Comics titles from 12-time Eisner Award winner Frank Miller and illustrator David Mazzucchelli, Batman: Year One depicts young Bruce Wayne's return to Gotham City in his first attempts to fight injustice as a costumed vigilante. The playboy billionaire chooses the guise of a giant bat to combat crime, creates an early bond with a young Lieutenant James Gordon (who is already battling corruption from inside the police department), inadvertently plays a role in the birth of Catwoman, and helps bring down a crooked political system that infests Gotham. When the film ends, stay in your seats for a lively panel discussion amongst voice cast members Ben McKenzie (Southland), Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), executive producer Bruce Timm (DCU films), directors Lauren Montgomery (Superman/Batman: Apocalypse) and Sam Liu (All-Star Superman), and casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano (DCU films). Moderator Gary Miereanu will offer a first glimpse into the 2012 DC Universe Animated Original Movies slate, give away some exclusive prizes to inquisitive audience members, and quite possibly introduce a few surprise guests. Warner Home Video will distribute Batman: Year One on Blu-ray and DVD, OnDemand and For Download on October 18, 2011. Ballroom 20
Tags: Animation | Comics | Superheroes

8:00-9:00 Del Rey/Spectra— Del Rey/Spectra editors Betsy Mitchell, Anne Groell, and Tricia Pasternak, along with author Kevin Hearne (The Iron Druid Chronicles) present a look at current and upcoming titles and a first glimpse at George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones comic. Room 23ABC
Tags: Comics | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

8:00-11:00 Hall H and Ballroom 20 Friday Panel Playback— Didn't get into either Hall H or Ballroom 20 today? We feel your pain! In this three-hour block, Comic-Con rebroadcasts some of the day's popular panels from those two giant rooms. Best of all, those in attendance will get to vote on what they want to see. It's democracy at its finest and it's a second chance to see these panels. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.) Room 25ABC
Tags: Movies | Television

8:30-9:30 The Aquabats Super Show— The Aquabats continue on their never-ending quest to right wrongs, destroy boredom, and seek justice for all as they invade their first-ever Comic-con panel! All the Aquabats -- MC Bat Commander, Crash McLarson, Jimmy the Robot, Ricky Fitness, and Eagle Bones Falconhawk -- will address their legions of fans with insights on their long-awaited new series coming this fall to The Hub TV Network. Attendees will have a chance to win tickets to the Aquabats concert on Saturday night! All followed by a Q&A. Room 5AB
Tags: Animation | Television

8:30-9:30 Showcasing the Best in Korean Comics— Jongmin Shin (Demian) moderates a panel with Korea's most renowned and acclaimed comic book creator Hyun Se Lee (Armageddon) and media scholar Professor Chang Wan Han, as they introduce the best and latest trends in Korean comics. They will also give an exclusive world premiere of their latest productions. Room 8
Tags: Comics


Fri, Jul 08, 01:27PM 8:30-11:30 Advanced Micro Devices Presents the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards— The 23rd annual Eisner Awards, the "Oscars" of the comics industry, will be given out at a gala ceremony at the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront. The master of ceremonies is Bongo Comics' Bill Morrison. Segment hosts include writer/actors Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911, Balls of Fury, Night at the Museum) and comedian/voice actor Phil LaMarr (Futurama, Family Guy, MadTV). Presenters include CCI special guests Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan, Walt and Louise Simonson, and Filipino cartoonist (and viral video star) Gerry Alanguilan, as well as Eisner nominees Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, and Ian Boothby, with many more to be announced. Other prestigious awards to be given out include the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award, the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, the Bill Finger Excellence in Comic Book Writing Award, and the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award. Admission to the Eisners is free to all Comic-Con attendees -- just be sure to bring your badge. Doors open for pro and VIP seating at 7:30 and for attendees at 8:15. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Tags: Awards Ceremonies | Comics

9:00-11:00 Syfy Screening: Eureka, Haven, and Mercury Men— Imagine Greater with fellow fans during an advanced preview screening of the next all-new episode of Eureka, followed by a special presentation of an all-new Haven. And be sure to stick around for the exclusive premiere of the new digital series The Mercury Men. Introductions by Eric Balfour (Duke, Haven). Room 6A
Tags: Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

9:00-10:00 Worst Cartoons Ever— Jerry Beck (Cartoon Brew) once again compiles 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)! Room 6BCF
Tags: Animation | Fandom | Humor & Satire

9:15-10:15 Locke & Key FOX Pilot Screening Encore— Second screening added due to demand! The most talked-about pilot not on the fall schedule was the FOX production of Locke & Key. This screening of the entire pilot will show you just what a void there will be on your TV this fall. Watch the special filmed adaptation of "Welcome to Lovecraft" and see the Eisner-nominated comic brought to life. Room 6DE
Tags: Comics | Horror and Suspense | Television

9:30-10:30 Sony Pictures Entertainment's Crackle.com: Issues— Josh Cooke (Better With You), Matt Oates (Wasted) and Greg Grunberg (Heroes) discuss the hilarious, uncensored series from Crackle.com. Issues follows a disgruntled psychologist (Cooke), who has to deal with the bizarre neuroses and psychoses of his unique clientele -- animated superheroes. Created by Cooke and Oates, featuring Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), Seth Green (Family Guy), Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie), Ron Livingston (Office Space), Greg Grunberg (Heroes) and Rob Riggle (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) as the superhero voices, Issues is an entertaining take on the therapy driven world in which we live. Join Josh, Matt and Greg for a dynamic discussion and Q&A session on the series! Room 7AB
Tags: Animation | Comics | Humor & Satire | Superheroes | Television | Web

10:00-12:00 Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted— The venerable duo Spike & Mike present for your crude and vulgar pleasure The Gauntlet of Sick and Twisted Animation. Vote on the new Sick & Twisted films...love them or hate them! Throw your inhibitions out the window and see the craziest, sickest, brain-slapping animated shorts the world has to offer. Highlights this year include a new Happy Tree Friends episode, Daisy, The Pig Farmer (a true masterpiece by one of the creators of Ren & Stimpy), and Bloody Date from Japan. Trevor Groth, director of programming at the Sundance Film Festival says, "The notoriety of Spike and Mike has caused them to be dubbed the kings of tasteless toons by animation industry giants." Room 6BCF
Tags: Animation

10:15-12:00 Encore Screening: Batman: Year One— Warner Home Video, Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation offer a second opportunity to see Batman: Year One, along with a chance to see a few special Comic-Con exclusive trailers for upcoming Warner Bros. films, videogames, and Blu-ray/DVD releases. Ballroom 20
Tags: Action Figures - Toys - Collectibles | Animation | Comics | Games | Movies | Superheroes
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