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 four days ago, Thursday's programming three days ago, Friday's programming two days ago and Saturday's programming yesterday… 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. All times are PDT. Which from m perspective looks pretty horrific…
Will Eisner's The Spirit was seen weekly by five million newspaper readers in the 1940s and 50s and has been continually in print for the 80 years since. The Spirit was famous for its imaginative storytelling, film noir style, unforgettable characters, and stories. Since then, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Darwyn Cooke, and many others have tried to match Will Eisner's creativity with their own versions of the The Spirit. Join moderator Danny Fingeroth (Stan Lee: A Marvelous Life; Will Eisner Week Chairman) and panelists Paul Levitz (Brooklyn Blood, Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel), Denis Kitchen (cartoonist, The Spirit publisher, Will Eisner's agent and friend), and Dan Schkade (Lavender Jack, The Spirit artist) as they discuss The Spirit as Will Eisner wrote and drew him. Visit https://linktr.ee/willeisner for more info.
The first ever Emily the Strange Virtual Panel Experience. Alongside Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger will be writer Jessica Gruner, illustrator Buzz Parker, Dark Horse China's creative director Matt Willis, and designer (former art director) Brian Brooks. They will debut exclusive first looks at new animated shorts in development for China, and "making-of" behind-the-scenes art videos from Rob Reger and Buzz Parker. This panel is dedicated to fan appreciation as they do their best to answer the questions you asked on Facebook and Instagram. Emily the Strange herself makes several appearances to answer your questions. All in all, this might just be their most entertaining and strange panel ever.
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie presents a bit of history of the making of this iconic film with panel guests producer Kim Dawson, writer and ex-offico producer Bobby Herbeck, and moderated by The Old Turtle Den's creator Chris Castaneda.
The star-studded voice cast of Hoops, a new adult animated series for Netflix launching this summer from 20th Century Fox Television (The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers), gathered for an irreverent-in-the-best-way conversation about coming together to make this show that follows a foul-mouthed high school basketball coach who is sure he'll hit the big leagues if he can only turn his terrible team around. Voice stars Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Ron Funches, Natasha Leggero, Cleo King, and A.D. Miles join creator and executive producer Ben Hoffman and moderator/ guest voice star Max Greenfield (Johnson's former New Girl co-star) for a truly wild and hilarious Q&A. Fans will be treated to an exclusive first look at footage from the premiere episode. Hoops comes from writer-comedian Ben Hoffman (The Late Late Show with James Corden, Archer), Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie), with animation produced by Bento Box (Bob's Burgers).
Tune into this engaging exploration of comics and graphic novels for kids! Moderator and author Sam Maggs (Marvel Action: Captain Marvel) joins some of the best storytellers in the IDW Publishing stable including Evan Stanley (Sonic the Hedgehog), Tony Fleecs (My Little Pony, Star Wars Adventures), plus graphic novel creators Kim Dwinell (Surfside Girls), Jared Cullum (Kodi), and Adam Tierney (Afraid of Everything) as they show kids how to unlock their creative potential!
Little Fish Comic Book Studio, San Diego's own nonprofit comic studio and advocacy group, has had quite a year! They're taking a look at where they've been, the history of the studio and the impact that COVID-19 has had on comic art making and the local comic community. Join Alonso Nunez (executive director, Little Fish Comic Book Studio), Mark Habeger (vice president, Little Fish Comic Book Studio), Margo Porras (KPBS, One Book, One San Diego), and the brightest new talent around, from inside the studio and out!
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Creator Eliot Laurence and the cast of Motherland: Fort Salem gather to discuss the epic first season and a look forward to season two, which expands the rich world we've come to know. Panelists from the fan-favorite series include Taylor Hickson, Ashley Nicole Williams, Jessica Sutton, Demetria McKinney, Amalia Holm, and Lyne Renee. The conversation will be moderated by TVGuide.com's Lindsay MacDonald.
Please come and listen to John D. Callison (award-winning cosplayer, CEO and founder of Over30Cosplay), Tony Swatton (a master blacksmith and world famous PropBuilder, with over 150 movies and Television credits including Pirates of the Caribbean, Real Steel, Spiderman, StarTrek Insurrection and Face/Off), Patricia Tallman (actress best known as Lyta in the Babylon 5 series as well as "barbara" in Night of the Living Dead and 106 other credits to her name), Chad Edward Lee Evett (president and chief designer Stoopid Buddy Stoodios), Mary Sorenson Schwacher (best known for Battling Betties, and Heart of Cosplaying and Volunteering; she's an award-winning and published cosplayer and costume designer), Anders Scott Hudson (award-winning and published cosplayer and costume designer best known for providing the costumes for Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome and the Star Wars Tusken Raider spinoff), and Sherman Blakley (Greenmile cosplay, best known as the John Coffey cosplayer is an award-winning and published cosplayer and costume designer), Jen Greeley (award-winning cosplayer, senior reporter at Over30Cosplay, administrator at Costumers with a Cause). Panel contributions will include celebrating the history of comic and cosplay culture, group cosplay ideas, prop design and fabrication techniques, character/cosplayer branding, community and inclusivity in cosplay and combating negative, age-related stereotypes. Plus, tips on costume choice, social media/marketing, age awareness, and how to combat bullying in the community. This panel and the ever-growing team encourages cosplayers to enter the costuming community ready to contribute to the popular art-form and culture called cosplay!
Explore the power of fan run charity groups to do good in the world and keep their fandoms alive and energized. Lynelle Miliate-Ha and Hanna Lacy (both, California Browncoats) talk to James Riley (contributor, Outside Comic-Con), Marsia Powers (president, Fandom Charities), Dr. Susie HoneyBee Searight (founder, BADASS), Victoria King (founder, Castiel's Angels), and Dean Wilson (west coast leader, Castiel's Angels).
Panel Cast and Websites
Victoria King and Dean Wilson www.castielsangels.com
Dr. Susie HoneyBee Searight www.browncoatsupport.org
Marsia Powers www.fandomcharities.org
James Riley www.outsidecomicon.com
Lynelle Miliate-Ha and Hanna Lacy www.californiabrowncoats.org
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Four authors from Fierce Reads: L.L. McKinney (The Nightmare-Verse series), Hafsah Faizal (We Hunt the Flame), Katy Rose Pool (The Age of Darkness series), and Alex London (The Skybound Saga series), come together to discuss their writing, favorite fantasy novels, how escapism can equal self-care, and why fantasy is the perfect vehicle for social commentary. Moderated by Preeti Chhibber (Marvel: Avengers Assemble #1).
Estimates place the Latin American dubbing market at 450 million consumers, and Mexico produces 65% of it. As entertainment providers look to profit in that area, they face the challenge of publishing in neutral Spanish to serve all countries equally. Hear the stories from Mexican voice actors Cristina Hernández (Catwoman/Selina Kyle, Padme Amidala), Sebastián Llapur (Darth Vader, Daffy Duck), and Claudia Motta (Bart Simpson, Pikachu) about the different obstacles they've had to overcome to become successful in this industry, and how Mexico is changing the way dubbing is done in Latin America. Hugo A. Castro (Gamacon founder and CEO) will moderate.
BOOM! Studios returns with exclusive news about some of the year's biggest new books–and first looks at your newest comic book obsessions! Join a star-studded panel of Sabaa Tahir (A Thief Among The Trees: An Ember in The Ashes Graphic Novel), Nicole Andelfinger (A Thief Among The Trees: An Ember in The Ashes Graphic Novel), Gabby Rivera (b.b. free), Matt Kindt (Folklords), and John Allison (Giant Days) discuss the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box and KaBOOM! and more surprises! Moderated by Filip Sablik (president, publishing and marketing, BOOM! Studios).
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Comic-Con legend Mark Evanier (onetime Jack Kirby assistant, and author of Jack Kirby: King of Comics) and The Jack Kirby Collector's John Morrow (TwoMorrows Publishing) join The Jack Kirby Museum's Tom Kraft and Rand Hoppe for a discussion that will provide an introduction to Jack Kirby, the man, his work, and his influence on comics, comic conventions, and the culture at large.
Coming to FOX in Fall 2020, Next arrives at Comic-Con@Home with a sneak peek of the thrilling opening scene of the propulsive, fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue artificial intelligence that combines pulse-pounding action with an examination of how technology is invading our lives and transforming us in ways we don't yet understand. Next stars John Slattery (Mad Men) as a Silicon Valley pioneer, who teams with cybercrime agent Fernanda Andrade (The First), to fight a villain unlike anything we've ever seen. Panelists will include creator and executive producer Manny Coto (24), John Slattery, Fernanda Andrade, Michael Mosley, Jason Butler Harner, and Eve Harlow (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) for a fascinating conversation about the new series and how AI and technology infiltrates all of our lives, moderated by Thrillist's Esther Zuckerman.
David Rosing (JPL, system engineer), Shonte Tucker (JPL thermal and system engineer), Rhonda Morgan (JPL, optical science), Kobie Boykins (JPL mechanical engineer and manager), and Laura Kerber (JPL scientist) discuss the latest JPL rover mission and other adventures of missions when there was no one around to fix it.
What is happening in the tabletop industry in 2020 and what does the future hold for gaming? Hear from tabletop industry experts in publishing, crowdfunding, and event management as they share their thoughts on the gaming industry in 2020. Panelists include Scott Gaeta (president of Renegade Games), Eric Lang (game director at CMON), Mandi BG Pinup (contributor at The Dice Tower), Tony Serebriany (director of new product development at The Op Games), and Mary Couzin (president at Chicago Toy & Game Week).
The Super Geeked Up crew discuss zany geeky topics and play super-fun geek-themed improv games like superhero sound effects, geeky worlds, and universal translator! If you like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, you'll love these geektastic shenanigans. Featuring Jeff Burns (creator/host of Super Geeked Up, writer/director of Super Knocked Up), Matt Messerman (player on the Knights of the Rolled Table podcast), Vanessa Gritton (host on El Rey Nation, writer at Fangoria), and Omar Najam (co-host on El Rey Nation and TBD Bytes, GM of improvised RPG podcast Thank You For Questing!). Don't miss the super-geeky fun!
Award-winning, bestselling children's book authors talk about the YouTube reading series Gotham Reads. Reading books to kids is a treasured experience, stimulating their imaginations and providing comfort in these challenging times. Over 100 authors, illustrators, public figures and celebrities have read books for this YouTube series. This panel of top authors discusses the power of the imagination, which book they selected for Gotham Reads, and the enduring power of storytelling. Panelists include Emmy winning actor, producer and author Henry Winkler and writing partner Lin Oliver (co-authors of NYT bestseller Alien Superstar), Caldecott Honor winner Tony Diterlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Angela Diterlizzi (Some Bugs), Christina Hammonds Reed (The Black Girls), Selwyn Seyfu Hinds (Washington Black and Prince of Cats screenwriter), and D.J. MacHale (Pendragon). Also on the panel are Gotham Reads producers Ellen Goldsmith-Vein (The Maze Runner franchise) and Andrew Geller (1stAveMachine). Moderated by Lin Oliver (executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators). @GothamReads
Torn straight from the universe of V.E. Schwab's best-selling Shades of Magic novel series – now in the works with Sony for a smash hit movie adaptation- the final chapter of V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic comic book trilogy hits stores in July 2020. In this special spotlight panel, New York Times best-selling author V.E. Schwab and artist Enrica Eren Angiolini discuss this hotly anticipated graphic novel, the final installment of Prince Maxims adventures.
Get a look at the hottest young adult books coming from Random House Children's Books, home to favorite authors like Christopher Paolini, Tamora Pierce, Brandon Sanderson, and Nic Stone. Hear about new and upcoming sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, thrillers, and graphic novels, and stick around for surprise author appearances throughout the panel. All attendees can also enter to win bookish swag. Panelists include: Elizabeth Ward (director, digital strategy), Caitlin Whalen (manager, consumer & educator shows), Josh Redlich (senior publicist), and Nicole Valdez (manager, marketing & publicity, Random House Graphic).
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Eliana "Dexanth" Summers (founder, PonyFest Online), Cole "Simul" Daigneault (chair, Everfree Northwest), Andy "FableCharm" Reyes (chair, BABSCon), and Ted Visser (chairman, Pacific PonyCon), discuss the fandom of Hasbro's My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in its first year after the show's finale. Moderated by James Udan (coordinator, San Diego Wikimedians User Group).
Connor and Bauer Lee (co-founders of Carboard Superheroes) unveil their completed life-sized cardboard Hulkbuster! At WonderCon, they shared how they started Cardboard Superheroes and showcased each of their models. Today they reveal detailed tips and insights into how they actually create their life-sized superheroes out of cardboard. They also share flashbacks to their origin story and how their journey began in elementary school to later running workshops with the Comic-Con Museum. Visit their website at www.cardboardsuperheroes.com!
This is a nuts and bolts class on how to make a movie for very little money using available video hardware and software. Whether you're shooting your first Fortnite fan film or that story about the leather-clad girl who hunts vampires, this course will take you from script to final product so that you too can enter your own movie into the CCI: IFF. Panelists for the class include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (creative producer Next Generation Esports), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer/star of Breaking Barbi), Nick Murphy (writer/director of All Night Skate), Josh Perilo (creator/writer of Hindenburg), Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica), and actors Megan Rees, Kelsey Walmer, and Bradley Upton.
The diverse but instantly recognizable styles of master cartoonists Jim Woodring (The Frank Book, Poochytown), Mary Fleener (Life of the Party, Billie the Bee), Roman Muradov (Vanishing Act), and Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets) inspire many admirers and imitators. Join them for a discussion of line, color, abstraction, and the choice to hone (or not to hone) a single visual style of the course of a comics career. Moderated by Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth.
Image Comics creators Kieron Gillen (Ludocrats, Die), Stephanie Hans (Die), W. Maxwell Prince (Ice Cream Man), Mirka Andolfo (Mercy), and Sanford Greene (Bitter Root) enjoy a free-wheeling conversation on immersive, authentic worldbuilding technique in comics. Moderated by Marla Eizik, executive assistant at Image Comics
Not all female artists/creators are about unicorns and glittery vampires and silly pseudo-bondage. Some women create truly dark and challenging art and content, with just a touch of humor and whimsy. Whether it's comic books, novels, or art, these are the women who are creating content that connects with our deeper, darker side. Featuring Susan Lee (writer/artist, Wraith of Love), Sandy King Carpenter (producer/writer, Storm King Productions), Chelsea Cain (writer, Heartsick), MD Marie (writer, Vindication), and moderator Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press).
The Aztec Empire fell to Spanish invaders 500 years ago. It's a true story that shaped the world we live in and yet is still widely misunderstood. Panelists will talk about how they use elements of Mexican history in their stories and how our understanding of that history has evolved. With author and Nahuatl translator David Bowles (Rise of the Halfling King), video game writer/director Javier Rayón and historian Mario Fuente (Dream of Darkness), animation director Flora Alexandra Rees-Arredondo (Malinchista), graphic novel creator Paul Guinan (Aztec Empire), and author Anina Bennett (Boilerplate).
Reproductive choice, women's autonomy, and the challenges of parenthood and families are at the heart of memoirs by Lisa Wool-rim Sjoblom (Palimpsest: Documents from a Korean Adoption), Leslie Stein (I Know You Rider), and Teresa Wong (Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression). Hillary Chute (Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere) speaks to these award-winning and bestselling cartoonists about how and why they depict these joys and traumas in comics.
Hillary Chute – https://info.harpercollins.com/whycomics/
Lisa Wool-Rim Sjoblom – https://bookshop.org/books/palimpsest-documents-from-a-korean-adoption/9781770463301
Leslie Stein – https://bookshop.org/books/i-know-you-rider/9781770464018
Teresa Wong – https://www.byteresawong.com/about-my-book
Chris Barrie (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider), Craig Charles (Coronation Street), Robert Llewellyn (MI: High), and creator/director Doug Naylor (Spitting Image) discuss all things Red Dwarf including the upcoming Red Dwarf: The Promised Land launching on BritBox July 26, in a Q&A moderated by Kyle Anderson (senior editor) from The Nerdist.
The long-running and successful The Goldbergs is returning to ABC for a highly-anticipated eighth season. Stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, George Segal, Sean Giambrone, Hayley Orrantia, Troy Gentile, and Sam Lerner will be joined by executive producer Doug Robinson, and moderator Gerrad Hall of Entertainment Weekly to celebrate seven seasons of America's favorite 1980-something family along with a discussion about the upcoming season with a few surprises along the way.
From journeying under the stars to learning what makes you extraordinary, join Tor Teen authors TJ Klune (The Extraordinaries), Mark Oshiro (Each of Us a Desert), Bethany C. Morrow (A Song Below Water), and Sarah Henning (The Princess Will Save You), and Charlie Jane Anders (Victories Greater Than Death) as they discuss the power behind owning your magic. There's no limit to what might happen when one begins to bend the rules. Visit bit.ly/torSDCC for more on all these authors and some fun surprises!
From Gallifrey to the Gaslamp District, Whovians have long debated the best Doctor Who. This opinionated panel settles the arguement. SD Who Con bring the lively discussion and ends in the result of a public vote by Who's The Best podcast listeners over which of the 13 (or more) should take the title. Moderator Sandro Monetti (CNN International) is joined by Doctor Who fans Julie O'Malley (The Finder of Impossible Things), Kristi Schoeman (SD Who Con), Johny Dyer (Time Traveller's (UN) LTD.), Karen Glover (Time Traveller's (UN) LTD.), and River Alexandra Song (Time Traveller's (UN) LTD.).
Moderator Spiro Skentzos (Arrow) along with Bob Goodman (Elementary), Niceole Levy (Cloak & Dagger), Jaime Paglia (Eureka), and Letitia Baylor (manager, scripted content, NBCUniversal Networks) discuss navigating the TV spec terrain–including beginner's mistakes, what they look for in a writer and what it takes for you to write a killer spec that will stand above the crowd.
Showrunner Alexi Hawley (The Rookie) talks with Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle, The Rookie) about his career in film and television. With special appearances by Joss Whedon, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres, Mekia Cox, Molly Quinn, Seamus Dever, and Jon Huertas.
Panel discussion and drawing demonstration with veteran comics industry artist Monte M. Moore on how to create unique comics characters of your own as well as drawing suggestions for creating dynamic comics action-oriented illustrations. Monte will cover basic concepts and fundamentals as well as integrating character illustration into a cover layout for a published comic book cover. See Moore at https://linktr.ee/studioscarab
Ever wonder how the really good books suck a reader in and hold their attention page after page? It might not be the characters, nor even the plot of the book. It's could be the way in which the author writes that separates their story from the pack. Join award-winning author and former lead fiction writer for Sony's EverQuest Next, Maxwell Alexander Drake, as he presents his class "Don't Tell Your Story, Show It!" During this class, you will gain insight into how to put your story together in a compelling way that will have your readers turning page after page to see what happens next.
DOOOOOM! Celebrate Invader Zim with an exciting panel of authors and creators behind the most recent art books and comics from the hit series. Join author Chris McDonnell (The Art of Invader Zim, ABRAMS Books), Eric Trueheart (Invader Zim show and comics, Oni Press), Drew Rausch (Invader Zim #41, Oni Press), and Aaron Alexovich (Invader Zim show and comics, Oni Press) as they discuss the origins of the show, the creativity and originality that made it the cult classic it is today, and never-before-seen art from Invader Zim books and comics coming this summer, including the Invader Zim Quarterlies with Gir's Big Day! Moderated by Jeff Spry (SYFY Wire).
Comics and animation are universal mediums that have recently made huge leaps in presenting LGBTQ-inclusive stories and characters for young audiences. These groundbreaking successes have made unique creative opportunities for LGBTQ storytellers. A mix of animation and publishing storytellers discuss their projects and answer the questions: How do they approach LGBTQ content and characters for tweens & teens? What are the new and upcoming projects to watch for? And how do new LGBTQ creators find their voice and get their start? Join Prism Comics, moderator Cort Lane (Marvel Rising, Ultimate Spider-Man) and talented panelists Gina Gagliano (publishing director, Random House Graphic), Trung Le Nguyen aka Trungles (The Magic Fish, Twisted Romance), Alex Sanchez (You Brought Me The Ocean), Noelle Stevenson (Netflix's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power), Mariko Tamaki (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass), Brittney Williams (Goldie Vance, DC Super Hero Girls), and Michael Vogel (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Young Justice) as they look at the world of LGBTQ storytelling for the young fans of today and creators of tomorrow.
Gina Gagliano – Twitter – @_GinaGagliano
Trung Le Nguyen aka Trungles – http://www.trungles.com
Alex Sanchez – https://www.alexsanchez.com
Noelle Stevenson – Twitter – @Gingerhazing
Mariko Tamaki – Twitter – @marikotamaki
Michael Vogel – Twitter – @mktoon
Brittney Williams – https://brittneywilliamsart.carbonmade.com
Prism Comics – https://www.prismcomics.org
From blockbuster productions like Mulan and Shang Chi to streaming hits like The Half Of It, Asian Americans continue to make strides in media and representation. With race at the forefront of the national consciousness, from anti-racism protests to the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes in a post-COVID world, it's a poignant time to assess the state of Super Asian America. Join Racebending for our 10th annual (and first virtual) discussion of all things Super Asian American, featuring Peter Shinkoda (Daredevil), Deric Hughes (The Flash), Joy Regullano (White Fetish), and Bao Phi (Sông I Sing).
Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger), Andrew Mayne (The Naturalist), Gini Koch (The Alien/Katherine "Kitty" Katt Series), Nancy Holder (Wicked), and Livia Blackburne (Rosemarked) discuss the four quadrants of publishing, covering the traditional big five, traditional small press, eBook/POD only, and self-publishing. Learn what's the same and what's different about each quadrant, how to determine which one or ones are best for you, and the pitfalls and advantages. Moderated by Bryan Thomas Schmidt (John Simon Thrillers).
The Winner Twins, Brittany and Brianna, multiple award-winning and national-bestselling science fiction and fantasy authors, will explain how to create your own novel step by step, from building your universe to overcoming writer's block to the different paths to publishing. They will be joined by Todd McCaffrey (New York Times bestselling author, Dragonriders of Pern), Kevin J Anderson (New York Times bestselling author and publisher of Wordfire Press, The Saga of Seven Suns, The Star Wars Universe, The Dune Universe), and Rebecca Moesta (national-bestselling author, publisher and CEO of Wordfire Press, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Junior Jedi Knights, A Christmas to Remember). They will share their war stories, their writing secrets, and discuss their insights and advice on writing through the Covid-19 era.
Expanding on the legacy of explorer and world traveler, Robert Ripley, the Ripley's Believe It or Not! team continues to acquire the most bizarre, iconic, and truly terrifying artifacts in history. Ripley's editor-in-chief, Sabrina Sieck, leads an intriguing discussion between Colton Kruse (digital content producer), Kurtis Moellmann (exhibit buyer), and Jordan Orlando (editor). Together, this curious team gives you an inside look at a few of these hidden gems that fandom junkies simply have to see to believe. From a comic book painted with human ashes to screen-used props and the odd origins behind them, there's no telling what will be pulled out of the vault! Ever wondered about what goes on at Ripley's behind the curtain? Join Ripley's after the panel on Facebook or Twitch for a live Q&A!
Celebrate more than 27 years of Power Rangers with some of your favorite Power Rangers actors, including Davi Santos (Power Rangers Dino Charge), William Shewfelt (Power Rangers Ninja Steel), Jack Guzman (Power Rangers Wild Force), Jasmeet Baduwalia (Power Rangers Beast Morphers), and a special appearance by Claire Blackwelder (Power Rangers Dino Charge). Moderated by comedian/actor Ben Kliewer (TheConGuy.com). Don't miss your chance to be part of the Ranger team!
Host Rob Potchak (Junior High Horrors) checks in on various Keenspot creators to see how they're surviving this historic pandemic as the company celebrates its 20th anniversary. Plus, news and photos from the set of the Marry Me movie adaptation starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson, big new distribution announcements, and much more! Those who watch the panel can learn how they can get a free surprise digital Keenspot comic book.
Screenwriter AC Bradley (Arrow, Trollhunters, and Disney+ upcoming What If?), storyboard artist Jess Cuffe (Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and HBO's upcoming Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai), and freelance artist Lee Kohse (Star Wars, Voltron, Aliens) discuss the ins and outs of working full time as a creator, how they broke into the industry, what it's like to work in the entertainment industry, and give advice to up and coming creatives. Moderated by Johnny Kolasinski (writer for ScreenRant and Podcaster for DISCO Trek, and Hi Everybody: A Bad Medicine Podcast).
ASIFA-Hollywood and famed illustrators who have worked on entertainment art for the last 50 years will discuss their craft and what inspired them to pick up the baton and follow in the footsteps of their mentors. Join moderator Paul Shipper (Avengers: Infinity War), and panelists Steve Chorney (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), Robert Rodriguez (The Jewel of the Nile), James Goodridge (Deadpool), Greg Hildebrandt (Star Wars), William Stout (Wizards, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Akiko Stehrenberger (Kiss of the Damned), Rory Kurtz (Baby Driver), and Drew Struzan (Back to the Future).
As more and more content providers emerge, the demand for high-quality material is at an all-time high. Connect with this group of Hollywood screenwriters, producers and graphic novel creators as they discuss the best ways to get your original content to a hungry audience. Join 2015 Disney ABC Writing Program alum Brandon Easton (writer, Transformers War For Cybertron: Siege) as he hosts Geoffrey Thorne (producer, Black Panther's Quest), Brandon Thomas (writer, Excellence), Ramón Govea (writer, Starseed Memoirs), and Shannon Eric Denton (writer, Spider-Man) in a frank discussion about changing your approach to the entertainment industry.
What do people mean whey they shout, Wakanda Forever! Join Scott Jordan (Westworld psychology), Alex Simmons (Blackjack), Victor Dandridge, Jr. (Vantage Inhouse Productions), Daniel Jun Kim (Black Panther psychology), Vanessa Hintz (Joker psychology), Eric Wesselmann (Wonder Woman psychology), and Stanford Carpenter (Institute of Comic Scholars) as they discuss the psychological issues addressed in the Black Panther movie and comics, including topics such as micro-aggressions, cultural representation in media, and the power of love and empathetic leadership. By the end of our panel, you, too, will be shouting, Wakanda Forever!
Fans can express what they love and connect with most in pop culture through fashion now more than ever. From clothing to cosmetics, the industry expands every year and fans can be more than just consumers of it. Moderated by Lisa Granshaw (GeekFold, Backstage), panelists Rosa Menendez (Esports Makeup), Dan Madsen (Svaha), Jeff Trexler (Fashion Law Institute), and Dan Richard (DPI Promo, Bethesda Gear) will discuss different ways you can work in geek fashion, their career paths, how the current situation with the coronavirus has impacted the industry, and more. Continue to connect with the panelists at: https://linktr.ee/geekfold
It may be July, but Christmas is in the air! People love the holidays and have fond memories of various Christmas media, from watching A Charlie Brown Christmas to listening to "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey to debating whether The Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween or Christmas movie. Christmas movies and television shows come from every genre such as horror, science fiction (anyone remember the Star Wars Holiday Special), to classic stories with Santa Claus. Christmas media is so popular that some television and radio stations run Christmas marathons and specials 24 hours a day during December. What are the psychological aspects about our personality that influence returning year after year to those favorite holiday classics and the desire to experience new Christmas media? Keith W. Beard, Psy.D., April Fugett, Ph.D. (professor of psychology, Marshall University), Britani Black, Psy.D. (Marshall University School of Medicine), and graduate assistants Casey Collins and Jake Bass, M.A., conducted a national survey to identify what are people's favorite Christmas movies, TV shows/specials, and songs. Additionally, we examined participant's personality, as well as their world beliefs to investigate what aspects of our personalities and attitudes draw us to these old and new Christmas classics. Results from the study will be presented along with an overview of the psychological theory behind the pop culture research.
Film & Television composers participate in a Hollywood Squares-like online game show where two film music fan contestants compete to win a soundtrack prize package. Watch as Lorne Balfe (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Ryan Elder (Rick & Morty), Chris Lennertz (The Boys), Jongnic Bontemps (Call of Duty WWII), and Sonya Belousova & Giona Ostinelli (The Witcher) answer trivia questions on topics like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and even the Golden Girls. Contestants are Sapphire Toth and Gareth Hughes with hosts Anne Cecere (BMI) and Chandler Poling (White Bear PR).
Panelists include Bill Watters (contributor, ScreenRant, SYFY Wire, Nerdbot), Mary Anne Butler (news editor, Nerdbot), Thomas Parham (professor of communication and media at Palm Beach Atlantic University), Alan Ng (editor-in-chief, FilmThreat), Bob "Movie Bob" Chipman (movie critic, The Escapist), and Alexandra August (contributor, CBR, ScreenRant). The past decade has seen an explosion in the scope of journalism-from the rise of citizen-journalism to blogging to vloggers, podcasters, and online-only news sources. This panel of writers and hosts will talk about the impact that 2020 has seen on film and streaming releases, impacts on fandom, and the companies that create them. Panelists will touch on recent releases and what they expect out of the upcoming months as people settle in and discover what the "new normal" might entail.
This panel is for any group with a goal. That claim may sound lofty, but there is a reason this panel has been lucky enough to be on San Diego Comic Convention's schedule for 12 years. This panel is a unique approach of talking about vital, but base concepts which means the covered topics can apply to any project size or scope in any media or anything in creative or geek culture from purely fun to high end professional quality hobbies to profit generating professional endeavors. How is the information that widely applicable? No matter what your project is there is always the challenges of time management, resource management and communication. Anyone working on any of the following could use the information covered: comic books, TV/film, animation, podcasts, costuming/cosplay, fan groups, music, illustration. blogging, music or web comics. Just some of the topics covered in the panel this time is the need of working with others, sharing your dreams with a team, changing ways people remember you after you've meet, tips on what is important when building your website, and what success means to you and your project or end goals for whatever your creativity is expressed as. The panelists are: Moderator Ron Coleman Ph.D. (molecular geneticist and comic writer) joins James Frye (manager editor for TheConGuy.com), Luke Cheeseman (director of media for TheConGuy.com), Sean Glumace (Adobe education leader, comic book letterer), Gene Turnbow (founder/station manager Krypton Radio), Dr. Renah Wolzinger, (owner Renzone Music), Topher Davila (art director for GeekdomWear.) Links – https://linktr.ee/FullTImePartTimeCreative
Struggling to get a movie made goes with the territory for independent filmmakers. So how do filmmakers survive and make movies with the world on lockdown? Join Chris Gore (Film Threat, Attack of the Show), Alex Ferrari (Indie Film Hustle), Tara Wood (QT8: The First Eight), Charlie Band (Full Moon Entertainment), and Robert Meyer Burnett (Robservations, Free Enterprise) for a conversation about great independent films on VOD and how indies can thrive during these challenging times.
Robert Meyer Burnett and Robservations
Charles Band and and Full Moon Entertainment
Chris Gore and Film Threat
Alex Ferarri and Indie Film Hustle
Tara Wood and Wood Entertainment
The rich history of comic series, characters, creators and stories don't disappear into history thanks to laws governing public domain intellectual properties. By looking at the public domain status and history of properties like Sherlock Holmes, Mickey Mouse, Amazing Man and many others we can learn much about preserving history and making old things new again. Join the lively discussion with Tom Mason (Uncensored Mouse editor), Dave Olbrich (Malibu publisher), Barry Gregory (writer/publisher Gallant Comics), and Michael Lovitz (trademark, copyright and entertainment attorney and Comic Book Law School® founder).
You've heard of him as a writer, but did you know Ray Bradbury had a successful career in film and television? Orton Ortwein of the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum will talk about Ray's career in Hollywood. From his boyhood hounding of Golden Age actors for autographs to his career as a screenwriter, even avid fans will learn something new. John Huston, Leonard Nimoy, and Ray Harryhausen are just a few the names to make a cameo.
Supernatural might be coming to the end but the incredible benefits that the SPNFamily brought to the world don't have to. Join psychologists, Dr. Janina Scarlet (Supernatural Therapy), Dr. Lynn Zubernis (Family Don't End With Blood), Dr. Billy San Juan (Supernatural Psychology), writers Deric Hughes (Arrow) and Henry Alberto (Little America) and Supernatural actors Rachel Miner, Ruth Connell, Lauren Tom, Andrea Drepaul, and Austin Basis as they discuss how we can continue to be hunters IRL even after the show ends, how we can stand up to injustice, face mental health challenges, and how we can Always Keep Fighting. Dustin McGinnis (Superhero Therapy podcast) moderates.
This is a panel video to get you energized and ready to rise and grind. There is no better time than now to get yourself in the best position to produce creative work. The pandemic is no excuse, it is actually the catalyst to work even harder. Bryan "Kaiser" Tillman, a long time panelist at San Diego Comic-Con, best known for his Proper Pitching and Promoting Yourself panel, is giving you tips on how to crush your time during this pandemic. Now's the time to get to the grind and with these tips and tricks you will be well on your way to developing a fantastic project to show at Comic-Con 2021.
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Villains Dolores Umbridge (Kelly Varner – Fat Savage Cosplay), King George III (Chad Hatter – costume designer), Captain Hook (Connor Breen – costume designer), and The Master (Marc Biagi – actor), make their case for what and why they do what they do, and who they consider to be the real heroes and villains. Moderated by The Winter Soldier (Shane Holly – cosplayer) Marci Bretts (video director and editor).