San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

The final day of San Diego programming, for Sunday, has been released. And here comes the comics. And now we can count how many panels, events and signing Stan Lee will be doing, finding ways to split yourself into multiple bodies to attend multiple panels and at which points you should make opportune trips to Ralphs.

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
San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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

San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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

San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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's protests and the rise of safe spaces like, 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 (, Phil Yu ( and USC Professor Henry Jenkins (CivicPaths Project) promise a lively discussion, moderated by 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.'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 (, 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
San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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

San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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
San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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 ( 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
San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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
San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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
San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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
San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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
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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 ( 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

San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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
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San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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
San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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 courtesy of 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
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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

San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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
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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
San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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

San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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
San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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

San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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
San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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
San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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
San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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

San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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
San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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
San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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

San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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

San Diego Sunday Programming Strikes Back!

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 ( 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,, Aleister Gilgrim (Disney Publishing Digital Media), Mario Martinez (co-creator,, Kevin Flessing (, Ron Coleman (molecular geneticist and writer), Jonelle Cobb (creative director,, Jody Patterson (main contributor,, 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 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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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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