Two weeks away from Comic-Con@Home, the free online replacement for San Diego Comic-Con and they are trying to keep the rituals the same. So we get Wednesday's programming released three days ago, Thursday's programming two days ago, Friday's programming yesterday and Saturday's programming today… and rather than room locations, we have YouTube links for where the panel will be. All pre-recorded, it also means you can replay them as and when suits your own convenience and/or timezone. Friday programming same time tomorrow. All times are PDT.
New York Times bestselling author Nathan Hale celebrates the upcoming publication of the tenth book in his nonfiction graphic novel series for kids, Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales. Nathan will share the little-known but true stories from history that inspired his beloved book series and show sneak peeks from the forthcoming installment, Blades of Freedom, which dives into the story of the Haitian Revolution and the Louisiana Purchase. In addition to the Hazardous Tales series, Nathan is also the author of young adult graphic novels One Trick Pony and Apocalypse Taco.
Making its network debut this fall on FOX, the latest installation in the Cosmos franchise, Cosmos: Possible Worlds, takes audiences on a series of spiritual voyages of exploration revealing previously uncharted realms, including lost worlds and worlds to come, and those that we may one day inhabit in a thrilling future we can still have. Join creator, executive producer, director and writer Ann Druyan; host and acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson; executive producer, director and writer Brannon Braga; executive producer Jason Clark; and visual effects supervisor Jeffrey A. Okun for a conversation about what is in store for the next chapter of Cosmos and a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the series. Featuring an introduction by executive producer Seth MacFarlane and exclusive never-before-seen footage, this panel discussion illustrates why Cosmos has remained relevant for the last 40 years.
Dynamite Entertainment unveils two action-packed, ambitious crossovers set to debut this fall and winter. First, legendary writer Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy) unveils the biggest Dynamite series since Swords of Sorrow. Two parallel series starring Red Sonja, Vampirella, and the Project Superpowers characters will converge into something even bigger! While Declan Shalvey (Moon Knight) brings a deadly infection to all your favorites in DIE!namite!
The hosts of the hit Star Trek podcast, Inglorious Treksperts, are joined by actress Elizabeth Dennehy ("Commander Shelby") to discuss the making of one of Star Trek: The Next Generation's most beloved episodes, "The Best of Both Worlds" which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Join the celebration of the cybernetic super baddies and the episode that changed Star Trek forever with co-hosts Mark A. Altman (author, The Fifty-Year Mission, Free Enterprise), Daren Dochterman (VFX Supervisor, Star Trek: The Motion Picture – Director's Edition) and Ashley E. Miller (writer, Thor, X-Men: First Class).
Ron Turner (founder and publisher, Last Gasp), Ron English (PoPaganda, Abject Expressionism), Robert Williams (Through Prehensile Eyes, Zap Comix), Camille Rose Garcia (Tragic Kingdom, Saddest Place on Earth), Andrea Harris (fmr director, Grand Central Art Center), Jon B. Cooke (The Book of Weirdo), Attaboy (Hi-Fructose magazine), and Colin Turner (associate publisher, Last Gasp) discuss the history of Last Gasp, from the 1990s and the rise of lowbrow art through present day and current projects. www.lastgasp.com
Industry vets Neal Hallford (Betrayal at Krondor), Haris Orkin (Call of Juarez), Anne Toole (Horizon Zero Dawn), and Xalavier Nelson Jr. (We Are the Caretakers) break down how narratives are crafted and executed in the gaming industry. Moderated by Jana Hallford (Swords & Circuitry: A Designer's Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games).
Gemstone Publishing president and CEO Steve Geppi, MyComicShop.com's Buddy Saunders, Comics Buyer's Guide veteran Maggie Thompson, CBCS Primary Grader Steve Borock, and Gemstone's Mark Huesman celebrate Bob Overstreet and five decades of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide. Moderated by Gemstone's J.C. Vaughn.
NASA is returning humans to the surface of the moon by 2024 as part of its Artemis program. This decade, the agency and its partners will explore more of the Moon than ever before, including the lunar south pole. Using the Moon for scientific discovery, NASA will also test technologies to move humanity farther into the solar system, beginning with Mars. The panel, hosted by William Shatner, will include NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Kjell Lindgren as well as space technology expert LaNetra Tate, and spacesuit engineer Lindsay Aitchison, who are working to get humanity back to the moon and beyond!
Potions class is in session! Is there some truth behind the enchanted elixirs and demonic deterrents in fantastical fare like Harry Potter, The Witcher, and Sabrina? Naturopathic doctor DeJarra Sims will walk you through nature's real-life tinctures for healing, sleeping, wit-sharpening, and love, and explain the science behind their effects. Introduced by Fast Company's Susan Karlin.
The Coronavirus outbreak has affected so many individuals and businesses financially in the creative industry. This panel will be discussing some of the financial, tax, and credit issues that creatives are experiencing, including resources of where to turn to for help and support. Panel guests include Sean Nisil (certified financial planner), Neil Narvaez (owner, Professional Tax Services, LLC), Eric Atilano (loan officer, C2 Financial), industry professionals Chris Neuhahn (5 time Emmy-award winning producer & animator), and Alonso Nunez (founder and art director, Little Fish Comic Book Studio). Moderated by Karen Martin (The Princess Project).
Through original novels, these authors expand the world of some of the newest pop culture heroes from Marvel and Overwatch. Featuring Preeti Chhibber (author, Orientation: Avengers Assembly), Nicky Drayden (author, Overwatch: Hero of Numbani), and Nic Stone (author, Shuri: A Black Panther Novel). Moderated by Michael Petranek (executive editor, Scholastic).
Do you have a story to tell? Would you like to see more characters and stories that relate to you? Maybe it's time to write your own! Led by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press), join Lisa K. Weber (artist, Hex11), Kelly Sue Milano (writer, Hex11), and Lynly Forrest (editor/producer, Hex11), along with indie creators Alston Novak (artist, Glitch), Travis Rivas (writer, Super-Abled Comics), and David F. Walker (writer, Bitter Root) for a discussion about creating comics outside the mainstream and tips on exactly how to do it.
Whether biography or memoir, the comics medium has proven to be one of the most compelling formats for personal stories of triumph and tragedy, with numerous books having shown up on the most prestigious of bestseller lists. However, personal triumphs don't only have to find their way to the page through true life stories, and Oni Press hosts a conversation with creators whose work has both represented and been inspired by the lives behind them. Join Oni Press creators Maia Kobabe (Gender Queer: A Memoir), Joel Christian Gill (Fights: One Boy's Triumph Over Violence), and Katie Green (Lighter Than My Shadow) for an empowering discussion on therapeutic nature of the creative process. Moderated by Shawna Gore (Oni Press, editor).
Bestselling science fiction authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson discuss the exciting new Dune graphic novels, comics, and original novels coming out this fall. Joined by their editors, Herbert and Anderson will discuss content from their past and upcoming projects, including Frank Herbert's masterpiece Dune (Ace) with senior editor Jessica Wade, the graphic novel adaptation of Frank Herbert's masterpiece, Dune: The Graphic Novel, Book 1 (Abrams ComicArts), with editor Charlotte Greenbaum, the prequel trilogy of books beginning with Dune: House Atreides (Del Rey), with executive editor Anne Groell, the prequel comic series Dune: House Atreides (BOOM! Studios) with company CEO & founder Ross Richie, and Dune: The Duke of Caladan (TOR), with editor Christopher Morgan.
They'll never stop the Simpsons!. . .from appearing at Comic-con; this time on zoom. Join Al Jean, Matt Selman, David Silverman, Carolyn Omine, Mike B. Anderson, and moderator Yeardley Smith. Find out how the show has surmounted social distancing and turbulent times en route to Season 32!
Paint & Sip, in quarantine of course, with the Harts! Watch Kristen Wiig (Jenny Hart), Maya Rudolph (Betty Hart), Ike Barinholtz (Wayne Edwards), Jillian Bell (Violet Hart), and Fortune Feimster (Brenda) with executive producers Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Andy Bobrow try to recreate Bless The Harts characters while chatting about their favorite moments from season one, what they're looking forward to in season two and how they've kept busy during quarantine while drinking the show's favorite drink–boxed wine!
From Brandon Sanderson to V.E. Schwab, from Christopher Paolini to Cory Doctorow, Tor publishes some of the greatest sci-fi, fantasy, and horror stories around. This will be a panel to shine a spotlight on some of the exciting books that Tor, Tor Teen, and Tor.com Publishing have to offer. Join the book lovers from the Tor team as they share a sneak peek at new and upcoming SFF, and updates from fan-favorite authors, as well opportunities to win some fabulous freebies. Visit bit.ly/torSDCC for more information on our books and authors.
Three of the industry's best creators including Gerard Way (co-creator of The Umbrella Academy) Nnedi Okorafor (co-creator of LaGuardia), and Matt Kindt (co-creator of BANG!) gather for a roundtable discussion about characters, the writing process, and the joys of creating. Moderated by Anthony Mauro.
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Creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, director Bob Bowen and stars Ashley Tisdale, Vincent Martella, Maulik Pancholy, and Dee Bradley Baker share an exclusive sneak peek of Disney+'s upcoming Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe and discuss the origins of this iconic animated series!
The past year has witnessed the birth of transformational change in the social fabric. The Killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery (to name a few) has triggered a response to the structural racism that has caused the nation and the world to take stock of its institutions. The growth of more diverse faces on the pages of popular comic books and in feature films has proven to be essential to reflect the world in which we all live. And, despite the onset of an unprecedented pandemic, the inclusion of people of color, women, and persons with disabilities and the LGBTQ community not only better reflects today's culture, it has also proven good for the bottom line. We will bring an award-winning panel together to challenge ongoing issues and push the conversation forward. Panelists include John Jennings (MFA: Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside, 2-time Eisner Award winner (2016, 2018), Frederick Aldama (PhD: The University Distinguished Professor, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and University Distinguished scholar, The Ohio State University, 2019 Eisner Award winner), Christina Steenz Stewart (syndicated cartoonist, Heart of the City; 2019 Dwayne McDuffie Award Winner), Chelsea 'Ché' Grayson (MFA: Executive Director, Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation), David Walker (comic book writer, Bitter Root, Image) (Legendary Films): 2020 Eisner Award nomination, Naomi (DC): 2020 Eisner Award nomination), and Stanford Carpenter (PhD: Comics and Pop Culture anthropologist and Chair, Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival) .
David Walker https://davidfwalker.com
Frederick Aldama https://english.osu.edu/people/aldama.1
Chelsea Grayson https://chegrayson.com
Steenz Stewart https://www.oheysteenz.com
Stanford Carpenter https://www.linkedin.com/in/stanford-w-carpenter-phd-46658a5/
Get the inside scoop on IDW Publishing's newest Artist Edition books, including one featuring one of the most popular comic book artists of all time, Jim Lee! Scott Dunbier (IDW, director of special projects) and Dirk Wood (IDW, senior vice president integrated marketing) join Scott Williams (artist, inker) for a discussion about this very special Artist's Edition featuring Jim Lee's stellar work on X-Men and more stellar Artist Editions coming this year.
Scott Dunbier (IDW, director of special projects) Twitter: @sdunbier
Dirk Wood (IDW, senior vice president integrated marketing)
Scott Williams (artist, inker, Jim Lee's X-Men Artist's Edition) Twitter: @ScottW_inks
Personal, political, fictional, and factual creators tackle important topics that affect everybody, regardless of political affiliation or engagement. Whether looking at historical events, or alternate timelines, engage your mind and your empathy with Derf Backderf (Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio), Brandy Colbert (The Voting Booth), Alix E. Harrow (The Once and Future Witches), Daniel G. Newman (Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy), Charles Yu (Interior Chinatown), and Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed (When Stars Are Scattered) in conversation with Maryelizabeth Yturralde.
This panel will spotlight the debut sci-fi graphic novel collaboration by author Garth Stein (The
Art of Racing in the Rain) and cartoonist Matthew Southworth (Stumptown). These two pacific
northwestern creators have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind story steeped in its Seattle
roots. The Cloven: Book One is the first installment of this dynamic, atmospheric, and wryly
funny graphic novel trilogy by two bestselling and critically acclaimed storytellers. Moderated by
the book's editor and Fantagraphics associate publisher, Eric Reynolds.
Ricardo Arnaiz (El Americano: The Movie) will share the story behind his new animated film project, The Amazing Brutus, and how great stories can come from the most unusual places, like in this case, an accountant with a great idea and love for the animals and their care. Armando Ibarra and his son Christian Ibarra will talk about the inspiration of what can become one of the best animated films of 2022.
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The Women in Comics Collective International is an organization that focuses on the merit and craftwork of Women and Non-Binary People working in the comic book industry. They host comic book education events across the country, including their own convention, Women in Comics Con. In this segment of their ongoing panel discussion series, they will discuss the current state of the comic book industry and how it's been impacted by the events of 2020; from COVID19 Pandemic to Racial unrest due to Police Violence. Panelists include, Jonita Davis (film reviewer, and pop culture journalist), Jules Rivera (comic book artist), Vanee Matsalia (writer, educator), Camilla Zhang (writer, editor, consultant), Marqueeda LaStar (tech & pop culture journalist), and moderator Regine L. Sawyer, (writer/publisher).
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Jonita Davis, Vanee Matsalia, & Marqueeda LaStar
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Ever wanted to learn how to draw one of your favorite AD! characters? Now is your chance, join show supervising director, Brent Woods, as he teaches the cast and executive producers how to draw Roger! Grab a sketchbook & pens and learn to draw everyone's favorite alien alongside Rachael MacFarlane (Hayley), Wendy Schaal (Francine), Scott Grimes (Steve), Dee Bradley Baker (Klaus), and EPs Nic Wegener and Joe Chandler as they chat about the current season and look toward the series' 300th episode airing on TBS this fall.
From Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Thie Right Stuff is the first scripted Disney+ original series from National Geographic. The series takes a clear-eyed look at the early days of the US space program. The series follows seven of the military's best pilots become astronauts for the newly-formed NASA at the height of the Cold War. Competing to be the first in space, these ordinary men achieve the extraordinary, inspiring America to turn towards a new horizon of ambition and hope. In this 45-minute panel moderated by former NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, you will hear from the cast and crew about making this compelling and cinematically extraordinary series, PLUS an exclusive first look will be revealed!
Dr. Mae Jemison, moderator, principal – 100 Year Starship & Former NASA Astronaut (@maejemison)
Patrick J. Adams as Major John Glenn(@halfadams)
Jake McDorman as Lieutenant Commander Alan Shepard(@jake_mcdorman)
Colin O'Donoghue as Captain Gordon Cooper(@colinodonoghue1)
Michael Trotter as Gus Grissom
Aaron Staton as Wally Schirra
Micah Stock as Deke Slayton (goodstockmicah)
James Lafferty as Scott Carpenter(@jameslafferty)
Nora Zehetner as Annie Glenn (@norazehetner)
Shannon Lucio as Louise Shepard(@shannonmlucio)
Eloise Mumford as Trudy Cooper (@Eloise.mumford)
Eric Ladin as Chris Kraft (@ericladin)
Patrick Fischler as Bob Gilruth (@pfischler)
Mark Lafferty (@garklafferty), showrunner and executive producer
Jennifer Davisson, executive producer
The continued need for social distancing has brought about a creative renaissance in the digital space. Join the conversation with Joe Barrette (Creators, Assemble!), Phil Jimenez (Creators4Comics), Alonso Nunez (Little Fish Comic Book Studio), and Kit Steinaway (Book Industry Charitable Fund) to hear how nonprofit organizations are working with comics creators to support each other and their communities during these challenging times. You will hear about new learning opportunities, collaborations, how to forge new creative friendships in a time of global disconnect, and what it means to find your tribe through fandom and shared passion. Moderated by Dan Wood (comics librarian, Escondido Public Library).
Get a rundown on what's coming up from DST and GG Ltd. as they present an overview of products scheduled for late 2020 and early 2021, peppered with intermittent interviews with designers Joe Allard and Barry Bradfield, as well as sculptor Alterton! Moderated by marketing supervisor Zach Oat.
While only a minority of the characters in media are either Latinx or Natives, there are storytellers trying to change that. Prominent voices in comics, childrens literature and academia look back on their history and forward to what the future will hold for the stories told by Indigenous creators and the creators who are children of immigrants. Join moderator Henry Barajas, and creators Darcie Little Badger, Julio Anta, J. Gonzo, Theresa Rojas, Hector Rodriguez, Rhael Mcgregor, Luke Martinez, Frederick Aldama, and Sonya Ballantyne for this important discussion.
The all-stars in storytelling from Image Comics–Ed Brubaker (Pulp, Cruel Summer), Chuck Brown (On The Stump), Alex de Campi (Dracula, Motherf**ker), Matt Fraction (Adventureman), and Emma Kubert (Inkblot)–reveal their secrets behind creating some of the best stories in comics. Moderated by Marla Eizik, executive assistant at Image Comics.
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A new era for the Power Rangers begins here! Join a star-studded lineup of talent including Ryan Parrott, Francesco Mortarino, Marco Renna, Power Rangers: Sins of the Future team of Matthew Erman and Giuseppe Cafaro, along with Steve Cardenas ("Rocky DeSantos", Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Matthew Levine (editor, BOOM! Studios), Dafna Pleban (senior editor, BOOM! Studios) to discuss the future of Power Rangers in comics! From the upcoming original graphic novel, Power Rangers: Sins of the Future and the shocking new direction for the Power Rangers that will leave you green with . . . excitement. Moderated by Erin Cahill (Power Rangers Time Force).
Frank Mastromauro (Aspen co-owner), Peter Steigerwald (Aspen co-owner), Vince Hernandez (Aspen EIC), Mark Roslan (Aspen director of design and production), Gabe Carrasco (Aspen editor), Siya Oum (artist of Lola XOXO), Jordan Gunderson (artist of Soulfire), J.T. Krul (writer of Soulfire), and Alex Konat (artist of Fathom) reveal Aspen's 2021 publishing plans and the future of independent comic book publishing. They also reveal their new Aspen Comics Kickstarter project.
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Born the same spring when Batman debuted, Dennis O'Neal would take Batman back to his darker roots and weave humanity and social consciousness into the adventures of Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Iron Man, and many more. This legendary comic book writer and editor collaborated with and guided countless others as mentor, hero, and friend. Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology; The Joker Psychology) moderates a super team who have come together to share remembrances, lessons learned, and endless appreciation for Denny, who was truly one of the greats: Jo Duffy (Power Man and Iron Fist), Danny Fingeroth (A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee), Mike Gold (ArrogantMGMS), Larry Hama (Dark Horse), Joe Illidge (Heavy Metal), Charles Kochman (Abrams ComicArts), Paul Levitz (former publisher, DC Comics), and Michael Uslan (executive producer, Batman/The Dark Knight films).
It's all out lawyers attack! What can Kaiju movies teach us about shelter in place orders? Are parents financially responsible for kids who create a giant napping monster with cosmic rays? What are the First Amendment lessons from Mothra? Are common carriers such as trains, planes, and ships responsible for protecting passengers from Kaiju attacks? Join attorneys Bethany Bengfort (Durie Tangri), Nari Ely (US. Courts), Thomas Harper (Army JAG), and Joshua Gilliland (The Legal Geeks), as they battle legal issues from Ultraman, Gamera, Godzilla, Mothra, and more! Follow us at https://linktr.ee/thelegalgeeks
Chrissy Noh (marketing), Lisa Moraleda (publicity), Lisa Quach (marketing), Alissa Nigro (marketing), Milena Giunco (publicity) and Emily Ritter (marketing) offer a sneak peek at the hottest books and properties coming from Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing in 2020, including books by fan-favorite authors. Plus, enter to win advance reader copies!
Launching in September 2020 over twelve weeks, Time Lord Victorious is the BBC's brand-new, multi-platform Doctor Who story told across comics, novels, audio, vinyl and digital! Go behind the scenes with writer Jody Houser, artist Roberta Ingranata, colorist Enrica Eren Angiolini, editor Jake Devine, and BBC producer James Goss to discuss the new Time Lord Victorious comic series.
Cast members Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis, Seth Green, and executive producers Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin, and Kara Vallow from FOX's hit animated comedy Family Guy celebrates 350 episodes with a virtual table read! After, they'll take a look back at some of their favorite moments from the last 18 seasons, plus a special sneak peek at the hilarity and hi-jinx coming up in their 19th season premiering this fall on FOX!
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Did you know that comic book colors used to be hand-separated by an army of women in Connecticut? That "benday dots" are named after a real person? Or that there's a technical reason African-American skin tones look wrong in old comics? Geek out on the hidden corners of comics history, from the Golden Age up to today's digital era, and learn about the craft of coloring with color artist Marissa Louise (Amethyst), comics creator Mildred Louis (Astrea's Nexus Studio), researcher and essayist Zoë D. Smith (University of Chicago), and master letterer/former DC production artist Todd Klein (Sandman). Moderated by author Anina Bennett (Boilerplate).
Look ahead to everything new from IDW Publishing! Learn what's next for your favorite series and much, much more! There's nowhere better to get a behind-the-scenes look at IDW than this conversation with Chris Ryall (IDW president, publisher, and chief creative officer), John Barber (IDW editor-in-chief), and moderator George Gene Gustines (senior editor at the New York Times).
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Meet the masters of stop motion who have conquered 13 Ariel Awards for animation in 20 years and more around the world. Currently working on computer animated and full stop motion feature films, these bold mexicans are about to take the world under the wing and guidance of none other than Academy Award Winner Guillermo del Toro. Karla Castañeda (La Noria), Luis Téllez (Viva El Rey), Sofía Carrillo (La Casa Triste), Juan José Medina (Jaulas), Rita Basulto (Lluvia en los ojos), León Fernández (Taller de corazones), and Rene Castillo (Poncho Balón). Moderated by Rodolfo Guzman.
What is so great about working as executive producer and director on a Frank Miller/Tom Wheeler project? What is it like to direct Charlize Theron and Kiki Layne in complicated fight scenes? How does working with women above and below the line make a film with Kelvin Harrison Jr, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Dakota Johnson more nuanced and believable? What does a producing director on Queen Sugar do? Find out all this and more, including why supporting women in film is so vital to equality for all, and how fans can make a difference, on this exciting female filmmaker-focused panel. Watch Nisha Ganatra (director: Late Night, The High Note), Lauren Wolkstein (director: Cloak & Dagger, supervising director: Queen Sugar), Gina Prince-Bythewood (writer/director: Love and Basketball, director: The Old Guard), Zetna Fuentes (director: Jessica Jones, executive producer/director: Cursed), and Alison Emilio (director of ReFrame) as they share their experiences and insights. Moderated by Leslie Combemale (creator: Women Rocking Hollywood, freelance writer: AWFJ.org).
For seven seasons Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has managed to take us on one wild ride after another. The show is coming to an end with season seven, which premiered on May 27, and we are excited to celebrate the show with this panel. It is one thing to explore the amazing, and sometimes scary, abilities of inhumans (mutants), and quite another to take these stories into a matrix-like world, into space and even on a time-traveling adventure. Join the Fleet Science Center and executive producers, writers, and actors from Marvel's immensely popular TV show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as they reveal how these stories came to life and discuss with San Diego scientists if they got the science right. Panelists are Jeffrey Bell (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. showrunner, executive producer, and writer), Andrea Decker (Fleet Science Center, moderator), Dr. Virginia De Sa (professor in the Cognitive Science Department at UC San Diego), Elizabeth Henstridge (actor, Jemma Simmons), Dr. Anila Kanchan Madiraju (research associate at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies), Melissa Miller (scientist and science writer at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography), James Oliver (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-producer and writer), Sharla Oliver (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-producer and writer), Dr. Troy Sandberg (postdoctoral researcher at UC San Diego), Joel Stoffer (actor, Enoch), and Craig Titley (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer and writer).
These authors have some writing advice for you! Kevin Hearne (The Iron Druid Chronicles), Alexis Henderson (The Year of the Witching), Micaiah Johnson (The Space Between Worlds), Sarah Kuhn (Haunted Heroine), and Josh Malerman (Malorie) talk about the best writing advice they ever got, and what advice they would give to aspiring writers. Moderated by Del Rey editorial director Tricia Narwani.
There's a lot of manga available in English now, but what's REALLY worth reading? Join a panel of opinionated manga bloggers and comics curmudgeons as they share their picks for the best new manga that hit the shelves in the past year. In rapid-fire rounds, see them rave about their favorite continuing series! Watch them rant about the excruciatingly mediocre manga that they were forced to read (so you won't have to)! Find out what Brigid Alverson (SmashPages, School Library Journal), Justin Stroman (The OASG), Morgana Santilli (The Beat, MangaMaven.com), Eva Volin (supervising children's librarian, Alameda Free Library), Megan Peters (ComicBook.com), Rob McMonigal (Panel Patter) and Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly) loved and loathed to read in the past year, hear about their picks for the most anticipated upcoming releases for Fall 2020 and beyond, plus discover their favorite under-appreciated manga gems that are worth picking up.
Are you currently reading digital comics? Are you familiar with comiXology's exclusive digital content program – comiXology Originals? Join comiXology's Head of Content, Chip Mosher and a cast of beloved comic creators and rising-stars including, writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Jason Loo (Afterlift), artist Claudia Aguirre (Lost on Planet Earth), writer Curt Pires (YOUTH) along with some surprise guests, to get the scoop on the latest comiXology Originals series direct from the creators making them! They'll intrigue you with behind-the-scenes stories about the process of bringing comics from concept to the page and what it's like pushing the envelope with digital comics, and beyond.
Do you know how comic books are colored? Learn about the creative art of comic book coloring as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (The Flash) and Kristy Miller (Femme Magnifique) demonstrate the step-by-step transformation of a comic book page from black and white to full color. Learn professional techniques for flatting, rendering, color holds, and special effects, along with top digital coloring tips.
The Hunger Games trilogy and prequel reveal a world where the wealthy pit children of the working class against each other in an annual fight to the death. Do these stories offer an analogy to real-world conflicts or survival tips for everyday life? What does it take to survive? And are the odds ever in your favor? To discuss the strategy, consequences, and psychology of Suzanne Collins's characters and real human nature, Travis Langley (The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them), moderates Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia), Deidre Garriott (Space and Place in The Hunger Game), Wind Goodfriend (Popular Culture Psychology), Steven Huff (weapons expert), Alex Langley (100 Greatest Graphic Novels), and America Young (Mockingjay: Burn).
The Order is back with another exciting season! This panel will talk about the inspiration behind our favorite secret society, how our characters have coped with the events of season 1, and how we were able to bring some exciting guest stars to the season. They'll also discuss their favorite magical couples and answer some burning questions left unanswered after the finale.
Jake Manley – "Jack"
Adam DiMarco – "Randall"
Thomas Elms – "Hamish"
Devery Jacobs – " Lilith"
Katharine Isabelle – "Vera"
Louriza Tronco – "Gabrielle"
Dennis Heaton – show creator and executive producer
Shelley Eriksen – executive producer and writer
Chad Oakes – executive producer
Mike Frislev – executive producer
Morris Chapdelaine – producer/moderator
Angelo Sotira (co-founder and CEO), Justin Maller (CCO), Andrew McCann (co-founder), and Danielle McKay (director of community relations) dive into the 20-year history of the art community and social media network. Tune in for a discussion of DeviantArt's place in the early culture of the internet, creating an online home for artists, and how the site handles change.
Adrian Tomine is one of the most important voices of the graphic novel age. His new memoir, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, traces a lifetime of making comics punctuated by chaotic book tours, disastrous interviews, and cringe-inducing interactions with other artists. It is uproariously funny and poignant and sure to be one of the graphic novels of the year. Malaka Gharib (cartoonist of I Was Their American Dream) speaks to Tomine about identity, fame, and the joy of drawing.
Malaka Gharib: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/575400/i-was-their-american-dream-by-malaka-gharib/
Adrian Tomine: https://bookshop.org/books/the-loneliness-of-the-long-distance-cartoonist/9781770463950
Mark Evanier (The Garfield Show) hosts a celebration of those who speak for animated characters, featuring four of the most-heard voices around: Laraine Newman (Bob's Burgers), Bill Farmer (Goofy), Misty Lee (Squirrel Girl) and Dee Bradley Baker (Daffy Duck). They discuss their craft and demonstrate what they do with a very odd reading of Little Red Riding Hood.
Concept artists Marco Nelor (concept artist, HBO's Watchmen, Mortal Combat X, Army of the Dead), Michael Uwandi (concept artist, Star Trek: Picard, Supergirl, The Mandalorian), Phillip Boutte Jr. (costume concept artist, Black Panther, Masters of the Universe, Jungle Cruise), Raphael Phillips (concept artists, Jupiter's Legacy, Black Panther, Red Dead Redemption), discuss the process behind creating concept art for some of the most exciting productions in the music, television, and film, while touching on what its like to be #drawingwhileblack. Make sure to follow each panelists on instagram: https://linktr.ee/drawingwhileblack
What makes readers so attached to comics characters that they keep returning issue after issue to keep reading? Join Image Comics creators Dani (Coffin Bound), Jeff Lemire (Gideon Falls), David Walker (Bitter Root), Darcy Van Poelgeest (Little Bird), Kit Seaton (Norroway), and Johnnie Christmas (Tartarus) as they discuss what (or who!) inspires some of the most beloved characters in comics. Moderated by Marla Eizik, executive assistant at Image Comics
Comic-Con has been home to some of the greatest action figures of all time, and every year fans try their hardest to get the toy they need. However, the history and checklists for these are sometimes tougher to find than the figures themselves. Blake Schultz (Hollywood Already Did It) and Justin Donaldson (Tournament of Nerds) explore the history of SDCC exclusive figures along with their guests: Randy Falk (NECA), Bill Miekina (Mattel), and Rocom (Hasbro) to discuss their time creating toys for comic-con, and how it has changed over the years.
Role-playing games are an invaluable tool for learning, either in person or online. Members of The Game Academy, a 501c3 educational non-profit organization, will show clips from and talk about a language arts tabletop role-playing game as an example of how teachers and parents can use RPGs for different scholastic subjects as well as social-emotional learning (SEL), while having fun! With Emily Nguyen-Hoai (social media coordinator, The Game Academy), Keenan Kibrick (game master, The Game Academy), Fiona Rene (board member, The Game Academy), and Aaron Vanek (board secretary, The Game Academy).
Let's get spooky with VAMP hosts, Ashley and AJ for Comic-Con@Home. From the supernatural to aliens, horror stories to ghost stories, and their own paranormal investigations, they've got you covered! Hope you fiends are ready, because it's going to be a killer time! Get a preview of the show and listen or watch at www.LETSGETSPOOKY.com
Rap hip/hop legend and comics mastermind The King DMC Darryl McDaniels @thekingdmc teams up with writer Amy Chu @amychu (Red Sonja, Poison Ivy, Sea Sirens and Sky Island) and the legendary writer/artist/editor/actor Larry Hama (Wolverine, G.I. Joe) to share their personal stories, creative process and show an exclusive sneak peek of their latest comics project Outta This World with the award winning artist Rob Guillory. Thanks to our special audience guests, the Trenton Central High School Comics and Manga Club!
Based on the graphic novel series, Stumptown is returning to ABC for a highly anticipated season two. Stars Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson, and Michael Ealy will be joined by executive producers Jason Richman, David Bernad, Ruben Fleischer and, graphic novel author Greg Rucka to answer your burning questions and discuss the cliffhangers from last season's finale plus all the action in store for the upcoming season.
William Shatner War Chronicles and Stan Lee's God Woke writer/artist/publisher, Mariano Nicieza (Phazer, Blackray, Blue Sultan, Agent Three Zero) will feature exciting new creator owned projects with SDCC exclusive premiere announcements! Apex reveals sneak-peek art and info about upcoming releases by Frank Lovece (Atomic Age), Mark Torres (Designated Survivor), L.P Feldman (Split City), and Tim Walsh (A Daze Work)! Also, a look at a brand new company, Liquid Avatar with co-owner David Lucatch. Special project previews with Wilson Ramos Jr. (art director) and Tom Vargas (Factory Entertainment).
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This COVID-19 lockdown has impacted many industries, and it has been especially devastating for the front line of geek culture; the nation's comic shops. Learn how leading retailers developed entrepreneurial strategies and plans to get through these difficult times. Join Joe Field (Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff, Concord, CA), Marc Hammond (Aw Yeah Comics, Harrison, NY), Jeff Beck (East Side Mags Montclair, NJ), and Dr. Christina Blanche (Aw Yeah Comics, Muncie, IN) for a surprisingly engaging discussion on retailing endurance. Moderated by entrepreneur Ed Catto (Ithaca College, Agendae).
Emilio Soltero, Ph.D. (Draw the Line, John Buscema: A Life in Sketches) presents a primer on drawing the figure for popular media, including drawing for comics and character design. The focus will be on anatomy and figure drawing. There will be time to draw as well, pause as needed. Join Emilio for this active presentation. Come ready to take notes and to draw.
Are you an anime watcher, manga reader (or even a comics fan) looking for recommendations to get you through the summer? Have we got the manga titles for you! Join the manga experts at Kodansha USA Publishing including Misaki Kido, Tomo Tran, and Ivan Salazar as they recommend the perfect fun in the sun stories, as well as some award-winning and nominated titles that are all a part of Kodansha Comics & VERTICAL library! These aren't your usual manga recommendations, but we're sure you'll love them!
This panel will focus on the history, living legacy and future of Mexican Lucha Libre, a free-form wrestling, famous for its dramatic and colorful display of masks and characters. Lucha Libre has inspired many manifestations, having a huge impact in Mexican popular culture and beyond, including films, comics, cartoons, television programs, toys, etc. Panelists analyzed the history and role of Lucha Libre in Mexican culture, its current situation and its future as a traditional sport in Mexico.
Carlos González Gutiérrez, Consul General of Mexico in San Diego, moderator of the panel.
Salvador Lutteroth, CEO of Promociones México, Coliseo y Revolución, the company that promotes the World Lucha Libre Council (CMLL).
Mauricio Limón, director and owner of the Mexican Museum of Lucha Libre (MULLM) in Tijuana, the only institution of its kind with a collection of almost seven thousand objects related to all aspects of the sport.
Rey Misterio, professional wrestler and Lucha Libre champion, with a 40-year career.
Hear from professional Dungeon Masters as they share about rolling dice, storyboards and producing role-playing games on different mediums full time. Find out what it takes to become a professional Dungeon Master in 2020. Panelists include Ash Minnick (producer at D&D in a Castle), Malika Lim Eubank (CEO at HyperRPG), Ivan Van Norman (game designer at Hunters Entertainment), and B Dave Walters (comic author, author at IDW Publishing for Dungeons & Dragons).
SYFY's Wynonna Earp Season 4 premiere is Sunday, July 26th at 10/9c. Be sure to check out new episodes every Sunday at 10/9c on SYFY. For more on Wynonna Earp: https://www.syfy.com/wynonna-earp/videos/official-season-4-trailer
Named "TV's best comedy" by the Hollywood Reporter, What We Do in the Shadows is a documentary-style look into the lives of four vampires and their loyal familiar who, in a surprising twist, is a descendant of famed vampire slayer Van Helsing. Join us in raising a glass of regular human alcohol beer to the sharp-toothed cast–Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Kayvan Novak, Mark Proksch, and Harvey Guillén–and the creative team for a spirited discussion hosted by special guest, Haley Joel Osment.
Catch up on everything awesome coming from some of the best small press publishers in the world. Joshua Starnes (publisher, Red 5 Comics) hosts James Haick (president of Scout Comics and Entertainment, Inc.), Christina Harrington (managing editor, AfterShock Comics), Josh Werner (art director at Source Point Press), and Manny Castellanos (director of sales, Mad Cave Studios) as they give an early look into new books coming out this year!
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Marc Silvestri (CEO) and Matt Hawkins (president & COO) remember the legendary Witchblade sensation on her 25th anniversary–and showcase what's to come from Top Cow Productions! Conversations with Colleen Doran (The Clock), Stephanie Phillips (A Man Among Ye), and Stjepan Sejic (Sunstone) moderated by Henry Barajas (director of operations).
For decades, Daffy Duck was the only black actor getting any consistent work in Hollywood. Hiring practices that even Daffy would describe as, "Deth-picable!" Oh sure, we all MARVEL'd at "Black Panther" (the movie), but what has Hollywood done to promote diversity lately? Check out what Black developers of content have to say on this issue. Will Hollywood ever truly recognize that Black Productions Matter! We can't go black to the future–until we RISE UP out of the past? It's time to get real A.F.! Roll call! Panelists include Erika Alexander (Living Single), Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager), Denys Cowan (The Boondocks), Kevin Grevioux (Underworld), professor Ajani Brown (San Diego State University), and Rico Anderson (The Orville). Moderated by Jimmy Diggs (Star Trek: Voyager).
Ahoy Comics has burst on the scene with acclaimed creators, smart satires, and a commitment to publishing fun and eclectic storytelling. Join editor-in-chief Tom Peyer, artists June Brigman and Steve Pugh, and writers Mariah McCourt, Stuart Moore, and Mark Russell for this panel discussion. Will Jesus return (again) with all-new Second Coming comics? Is there any escape from Billionaire Island? Why don't all comics feature old ladies saving the world, like Ash & Thorn? Will Ahoy continue to publish funny comic books in these dark times? Get the answers straight from the brain trust of Ahoy Comics in this intimate, pre-recorded, virtual panel.
NOS4A2 returns to Comic-Con for its second season, which kicked off on Sunday, June 21 and airs through August 23. Moderated by Entertainment Weekly's Clark Collis, the panel will feature showrunner and executive producer Jami O'Brien, executive producer Joe Hill and cast member Zachary Quinto. NOS4A2's second season picks up eight years after the events of season one. Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings) remains more determined than ever to destroy Charlie Manx (Quinto). Charlie, having faced his own mortality, emerges desperate for revenge against Vic. This time, he sets his sights on the person who means most to Vic – her eight-year-old son Wayne. The race for Wayne's soul sends Vic and Charlie on a high-speed collision course, forcing both to confront the mistakes of their pasts in order to secure a hold on Wayne's future.
An Evening with Kevin Smith – Kevin Smith talks Son-In-Lockdown, unveils a new Funko Pop, and drops the first look at his new film Killroy Was Here. Plus, Kevin chats about a new podcast he created with his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, and reveals how to get your very own Mooby's Cow Tipper.
Classic comic reprints give readers of all ages a chance to read comic classics in new and exciting ways. Join moderator Karen Green (curator for comics and cartoons, Columbia University's Rare Book & Manuscript Library) and panelists Dean Mullaney (The Library of American Comics creative director), Peter Maresca (founder and publisher of Sunday Press), and Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics associate publisher) for a celebration of comic classics.
Farscape is now on Amazon Prime and there has been talk of its return. Join Farscape cast members in celebration of this epic sci-fi series! Panelists include Gigi Edgley (Chiana, Farscape), Ricky Manning (writer, Farscape), Rebecca Riggs (Commandant Grayza, Farscape), David Franklin (Lieutenant Braca, Farscape), Lani Tupu (Captain Crais, Farscape), and Paul Goddard (Stark, Farscape). Moderated by Kirk Thatcher (Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge).
@farscape @farscapenow #farscape @gigiedgley @voiceoverlanituputalks @froonium @rebeccariggs @davidfranklin @kirkthatcher @paulgoddard
Misha Shprits (First Squad) will discuss the journey and techniques that he and his co-creator took to get their original story produced into a Japanese anime and manga.
Misha Shprits will partake in a Q&A discussion with Austin Osueke (publisher of eigoMANGA).
Have you built a business or career in the "nerdy" industry you love – but now that a global crisis has blindsided the world, you're not sure what to do? You're not alone! This evolution of our annual How To Be a Nerd For A Living panel will share advice (and plenty of real talk) from a variety of pop culture industry professionals about the changes they're making for our current times. Panelists including Robyn Warren (founder of Geek Girl Strong), Valentine Barker (freelance illustrator and comic artist), Chris Sanchez (editor-in-chief of Mad Cave Studios), Jazzlyn Stone (freelance comics marketer and host), and Wendy Buske (co-founder of Nerd For A Living, Fictitious podcast) will discuss how they're industries are evolving (sometimes day-to-day), where they are struggling, and what they're doing to stay productive and plan as much as possible for future.
Wendy Buske, co-founder of Nerd For A Living and Fictitious podcast, NerdForALiving.com, FictitiousPodcast.com
Robyn Warren, founder of GeekGirlStrong, host of Healthy Geek podcast http://geekgirlstrong.com, https://www.patreon.com/GeekGirlStrong
Valentine Barker, freelance illustrator and comic artist, https://valentinebarker.com
Chris Sanchez, editor-in-chief, Mad Cave Studios, https://madcavestudios.com
Jazzlyn Stone, freelance comics markerer, Very Very Shopping Network co-host, https://www.jazzlynstone.com
The comic world's longest-running panel is 33 this year and enters the virtual age with Comic-Con@Home! As the comic book world has become a celebrated part of the pop culture world, "Out In Comics" is more relevant than ever before. With LGBTQ or LGBTQ-friendly creators as writers, artists, directors, producers, actors, entertainers, and journalists, what do their characters and creations mean for diverse representation, characters, and storylines in comics, film, and television? In our politicized and sometimes polarized world, what kind of heroes do we need, both behind-the-scenes, and on the page and screen? At a time when politics, viruses, racism, homophobia, and transphobia–sometimes interchangeable–intrude on every aspect of our lives, join Prism Comics and our diverse all-star panel to celebrate and spotlight creators, comics, and fans as they discuss the past, present, and future of Out In Comics! Founding moderator and bestselling author Andy Mangels (Wonder Woman '77 Meets The Bionic Woman, Star Trek and Star Wars books and comics) again chairs the panel and welcomes special guests, including Christian Cooper (famous bird-watcher and Karen-fighter, co-creator, and writer of the Marvel series Darkhold and Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, editor of the Marvel Swimsuit Specials, and creator of the Independent Queer Nation online gay comic), Hazel Newlevant (cartoonist of the graphic novellas If This Be Sin and Sugar Town, and their recent graphic memoir No Ivy League. They have edited and published the anthologies Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers and Comics For Choice, and co-edited the Eisner-winning anthology Puerto Rico Strong. They are the recipient of Ignatz, Xeric, and Prism Grant awards.), Noelle Stevenson (executive producer and showrunner for DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, author of The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures, Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-winning and New York Times bestselling writer of Nimona and Lumberjanes), Tim Sheridan (writer for WB Animation and Netflix, with credits on DC Super Hero Girls, Justice League Action, Scooby-Doo!, Teen Titans Go!, Reign Of the Superman, The Death and Return of Superman, and the upcoming Superman: Man of Tomorrow and Netflix's Masters of the Universe: Revelation).
Andy Mangels – http://www.andymangels.com
Hazel Newlevant – newlevant.com
Noelle Stevenson – Twitter – @Gingerhazing
Tim Sheridan – Twitter @iamtimsheridan
Prism Comics – https://www.prismcomics.org
Nick Antosca (Channel Zero), Meredith Averill (Locke & Key), Don Mancini (Chucky), Greg Nicotero (Creepshow), and Jami O'Brien (NOS4A2) offer their unique insights on why horror TV is having a moment and what it takes to create the kind of terrifying shows that keep viewers coming back episode after episode. Moderated by screenwriter/educator Tananarive Due (executive producer, Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror). Panel presented by Shudder.
Have you ever wanted to hear funny people debate topics you thought should never be debated? Join this unforgettable geek showdown, that debates unimportant questions like Who wore it better–Gollum or Tarzan? Who has better hair–Krillin or Aang? Debaters include Eric Lopez (actor, Young Justice), Utahime Cosplay (cosplayer), Sean Chong-Umeda (influencer, BuzzFeed), and Michael Tanner (writer, Junior Braves of the Apocalypse), who will battle it out with words! Come be unnecessary! Hosted by Tyler McPhail (host, The Grand Geek Gathering Network) and Lemar Harris (comedian, LemarTheConGuy)!