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Saturday, July 26
 

10:00am

The Production Designer: Architect of Imagination
The production designer opens the script, reads, and literally dreams up the most perfect of all possible worlds in which to tell the tale-whether the story is set in the mythic past, the here and now, or any imaginable future. And then the designer must gather and lead the army of artists who, over months or years, in plaster or in pixels, will actually make the design real. Four top production designers-Patrick Tatopoulos (Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, 300: Rise of an Empire), Philip Messina (The Hunger Games franchise), Oliver Scholl (Edge of Tomorrow, Independence Day ), and John Myhre (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)-discuss their art, the business, and their careers. Moderated by John Muto (Species, Terminator 2-3D).

Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC

10:00am

Comic-Con Film School 103: Working with Actors and a Crew
Day 3 of our course on micro-budget moviemaking deals with how to direct actors, organize a crew, and keep them all happy without anybody making a dime. Panelists for the class include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Vera Vanguard (producer of The Building of Good and Evil), Nick Murphy (writer/director of Pizza and Bullets), Jack Conway (actor, Nazis at the Center of the Earth), Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica), and actors Josh Perilo, Megan Rees, and Bradley Upton.

Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

10:00am

Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. returns to Hall H with a look at three upcoming movies:

Jupiter Ascending - The first original science fiction film from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski since their game-changing "Matrix" trilogy is an action adventure starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis. The story will take audiences from the streets of Chicago to the furthest galaxies of space, as Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track down Jupiter Jones (Kunis), a young woman whose genetic signature marks her for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. Written, directed and produced by the Wachowskis, with producer Grant Hill and many of their longstanding creative collaborators, the film, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, also stars Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, and Tuppence Middleton.

Mad Max: Fury Road - Seminal director George Miller returns to the post-apocalyptic universe he created three decades ago with the cultural phenomenon Mad Max. Tom Hardy reinvents Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road, Miller's extraordinary new take on the legendary character for a new generation of fans. The film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, also stars Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Hugh Keays-Byrne, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies - This December, Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson will unleash the epic final film in The Hobbit Trilogy, based on the timeless masterpiece by J. R. R. Tolkien, from New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures. Bilbo's journey culminates in a desperate and dangerous choice as darkness converges on the Lonely Mountain, and the races of Dwarves, Elves, and Men must decide: unite or be destroyed. Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. The ensemble cast is led by Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Stott, and James Nesbitt, with Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, and Orlando Bloom.

Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Hall H

10:00am

PLAYBACK: Featuring The Simpsons, Warner Brothers, and Once Upon A Time
Please note: these rebroadcasts and playbacks will include only the panel discussions and special on-stage moments with the panelists. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.

Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 12:45pm
The Playback Room, Omni Hotel, 4th Floor Ballroom

11:00am

Costume Designers Guild: Costume Design
Get the inside scoop on designing costumes from the costume designers of some of the biggest blockbuster television series and movies. Panelists include Ann Foley (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Lizz Wolf (The Expendables 3), Arianne Phillips (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Mary Vogt (Men In Black I, II & III) and Kristin Burke (Sleepy Hollow). Moderated by J. August Richards (Deathlok, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).

Saturday July 26, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 23ABC

11:00am

Temple of Art
Temple of Art is an ongoing 2-year art and photography project, a unique conversation among over 50 artists that includes original work incorporating multiple modalities and disciplines. The show currently has a book published by Baby Tattoo, bicoastal gallery openings, and a feature-length documentary. Creator Allan Amato (commercial photographer, Justified, Wilfred, Necessary Roughness ) will be curating, discussing art as a battleground between ego, alchemy, and discipline. The panel features such greats from both the comics industry and the fine art world as Dave Mckean (Mirror Mask, Sandman), Barron Storey (Sandman:Endless Nights, Marat-Sade Journals), Kent Williams (Kent Williams: Opthalm, The Fountain), Jason Shawn Alexander (Abe Sapien, Batman: End Game), David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil), Bill Sienkiewicz (Electra Assassin, The New Mutants), Grant Morrison (Batman: Arkham Asylum, The Filth, Happy), Jim Mahfood (Clerks, Tank Girl), Stephanie Inagaki (fine artist, Miyu Decay), and Ryan Graff (designer, publisher). Moderated by Jon Schnepp. A video presentation of original works from the show and preview of the documentary will be played as well. Giveaway T-shirts, postcards, and posters.

Saturday July 26, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 25ABC

12:00pm

Hercules All-Stars
What makes each Hercules different? And which is your favorite? Witness a lively discussion and Q&A from a panel in conjunction with the NATAS PSW Emmy Awards and AMB Publicity of your favorite Hercules actors including Lou Ferrigno (the first of the bodybuilders-turned-Hercules), John Hennigan (current WWE SuperStar, Hercules in The Asylum's Hercules feature), and Paul Telfer (star of the "darkest" Hercules series). Surprise video tie-in with a fourth Hercules All-Star!

Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

12:25pm

Legendary Pictures
Legendary Pictures presents a panel featuring their upcoming slate of highly anticipated films.

Saturday July 26, 2014 12:25pm - 1:10pm
Hall H

1:00pm

Spotlight on Jim Steranko
Legendary Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-creator Jim Steranko is interviewed by pop-culture maven J. David Spurlock. Controverial topics include the true Father of the Modern Graphic Novel; why Captain America: The Winter Soldier is dedicated to Steranko; the real origin of Mister Miracle; the Switchblade Years, motorcycles, death-defying escapes, hot redheads, Marvel, moviemaking, and more. Don't miss it, pal...

Saturday July 26, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 9

1:00pm

Warner Archive Collection: Trailers from Hell Live!
UPDATED: Sat, Jul 19, 05:31PM
A match made in classic movie heaven: the gurus of Trailers From Hell paired with the fan-centric trio of Warner Archive Collection podcasters, making a detailed, often humorous dissection of trailers from some of the great films in the fanboy spectrum. From SciFi and Horror to Action and Noir, you'll get an interesting, hilarious education on current and upcoming releases in the WAC catalog and Warner Archive Instant from a panel that includes Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Josh Olson (A History of Violence), Golden Globe Award-winning producer/writer Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, The People vs. Larry Flynt) and director/writer Stuart Gordon, and WAC Podcast hosts George Feltenstein, Matthew Patterson and DW Ferranti.


Saturday July 26, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 25ABC

1:30pm

Minimates Mini-Figures: From Marvel to Clerks to TMNT
Diamond Select Toys' Chuck Terceira (president), Jason Wires (prototype painter), and Zach Oat (marketing supervisor) discuss what's coming up for the popular 2-inch mini-figure line, including new series based on X-Men: Days of Future Past, Guardians of the Galaxy, Sin City, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Saturday July 26, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 8

1:30pm

The Boxtrolls
Focus Features presents The Boxtrolls, a new family event movie from LAIKA, the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman, that introduces audiences to a new breed of family- The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright of Game of Thrones) in the amazing cavernous home they've built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town's villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, "into the light," where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs' family. Appearing in person are actors Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, and Elle Fanning; producer and lead animator, LAIKA president and CEO Travis Knight; and directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable.

Saturday July 26, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hall H

2:00pm

Endgame
Endgame: The Calling is an engrossing apocalyptic adventure novel at the core of a groundbreaking interactive project that will be published on October 7. A YA trilogy by international bestselling author James Frey and New York Times bestselling author Nils Johnson-Shelton, the Endgame trilogy follows 12 teens as catastrophic events lead them on a global quest in search of three ancient keys that will save not only their bloodlines but the world. Each book in the series is also the focal point of an interactive experience within the Endgame universe, consisting of a sequence of challenging puzzles that, when solved, will ultimately lead to the location of a hidden key. The first eligible reader to solve the final puzzle for the first book will find the key and win $500,000 dollars' worth of gold. Google's Niantic Labs is developing a location-based augmented reality game that will bring Endgame to life in the real world and allow players to join in battle to unlock the mysteries of Endgame. Panelists James Frey (co-author of Endgame and creator of Full Fathom Five), 20th Century Fox's Wyck Godfrey (producer of the Endgame film, The Maze Runner, and The Fault in Our Stars), John Hanke (leader of Google's Niantic Labs and creator of Google Maps) and Mat Laibowitz (Ph.D., founder of Futuruption) discuss the Endgame universe they've created.

Saturday July 26, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 7AB

2:00pm

Funding and Making Your Own Indie Movies from YouTube to the Big Screen
Do you have an idea for a film or a concept for a video? Is money the first thing standing in your way? This panel of producers and financing experts will discuss the players in film financing and the best strategies to help your movie get made. Griff Furst (development executive and director of Ghost Shark, Arachnoquake, and other SyFy Originals), Steven Kaplan (president of Rainstorm Entertainment with features from $3 to $50 million in development), Will Wallace (award-winning producer/director with distribution deals with Lionsgate and Warner Brothers), Christi Matthews (sales & marketing strategist, supplying promotional materials used in crowdfunding campaigns), and Brad Littlefield (producer and organizer of numerous high financing seminars for Angel Investors), with a special guest appearance by Thunder Levin (writer of Sharknado and Sharknado 2). Panel and Q&A moderated by Eric Forsberg (writer/director of the SyFy original movie Mega Piranha).

Saturday July 26, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

2:50pm

Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Dimension Films in association with Aldamisa Entertainment present exclusive footage from the highly anticipated sequel Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For from acclaimed co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. Fans will get to experience the Sin City universe and take part in a special discussion with Rodriguez, Miller, and cast.

Saturday July 26, 2014 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Hall H

3:00pm

Robert Kirkman Presents Skybound Entertainment Featuring Norman Reedus
Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and his producing partner David Alpert (The Walking Dead) discuss Skybound's journey into television and film beyondThe Walking Dead series. The panel will feature an exclusive, never-before-seen teaser of Skybound's first feature film, AIR starring Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), a co-production with Automatik Entertainment (Insidious franchise) that has been acquired by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions. Reedus will join the panel to discuss the making of AIR and what it was like to work with Kirkman and Alpert outside of The Walking Dead. Director Christian Cantamessa (Red Dead Redemption) will also be present. Skybound's newest division, Skybound Interactive, will also share their upcoming slate of games including news about the critically acclaimed game The Walking Dead by Telltale.

Saturday July 26, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 6A

3:00pm

The World of Indiana Jones
The Indyfans gather for another year of globetrotting adventure as they discuss all things Indiana Jones. From "Hollywood Costume" to the 30th Anniversary of the Temple of Doom, this panel has something for everyone. So grab your fedora and join Brandon Kleyla (Indyfans) and other panelists.

Saturday July 26, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 29A

3:00pm

PLAYBACK: Featuring Boxtrolls, Sin City, and Grimm
Please note: these rebroadcasts and playbacks will include only the panel discussions and special on-stage moments with the panelists. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.

Saturday July 26, 2014 3:00pm - 5:15pm
The Playback Room, Omni Hotel, 4th Floor Ballroom

3:30pm

Big Trouble in Little China: Shaking the Pillars of the Comics Industry
The hilarious adventures of Jack Burton continue as Big Trouble in Little China, one of the most beloved cult films of all time, is now a BOOM! Studios comic series. The series picks up right after the end of the film and, with the guidance of director John Carpenter, it's the first time new stories of the Pork Chop Express have been told in any medium. Join series writer Eric Powell (The Goon), colorist Michael Garland (The Empty Man), and editor Ian Brill for a lively discussion of what to expect next in the series and to talk all things Big Trouble in Little China. Plus, writer Christopher Sebela (Dead Letters) will be on hand with a special announcement relevant to Big Trouble fans' interests! Moderated by Comics Alliance senior writer Chris Sims.

Saturday July 26, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 8

5:00pm

A Look at Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary
TwoMorrows Publishing and BrickJournal magazine present a behind the scenes look at a new LEGO documentary released at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. Moderated by Joe Meno (editor of LEGO fan magazine BrickJournal), this panel will include one of the film's directors, Oscar-nominated Kief Davidson, producer Brendan Kiernan, and stop-motion filmmaker Tommy Williamson (www.Bricknerd.com).

Saturday July 26, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 23ABC

5:30pm

PLAYBACK: Featuring The Vampire Diaries, True Blood, and Marvel
Please note: these rebroadcasts and playbacks will include only the panel discussions and special on-stage moments with the panelists. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.

Saturday July 26, 2014 5:30pm - 8:00pm
The Playback Room, Omni Hotel, 4th Floor Ballroom

6:00pm

Previs thru Postvis: How HALON Helped Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse to Outer Space Exploration
Dan Gregoire (HALON Entertainment CEO and founder) and Michael Jackson (postvis supervisor) bring the art of pitchvis, previs and postvis, to Comic-Con with a special presentation on their work for projects such as Paramount Pictures' World War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Fox's Cosmos. Panelists will walk attendees through the process of building exciting shots and scenes from pitchvis to previs and onset to postvis. They will also delve into a discussion of 3D animation tools, motion capture, and the technology behind HALON's revolutionary hand-held cameras that allow directors to visualize complex scenes. HALON Entertainment has worked closely with notable directors Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Ridley Scott (Prometheus), and James Mangold (The Wolverine). The team is also working on a slate of highly anticipated films including: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Hercules and Jupiter Ascending.

Saturday July 26, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 5AB

6:30pm

The Next Chapter for ElfQuest: Bringing Elves to a Screen Near You
Many new adventures are afoot in the world of ElfQuest! With Dark Horse's Final Quest, a new ElfQuest saga by creators Wendy and Richard Pini, flying off shelves and EQ merchandise from WeLoveFine and Badali Jewelry adorning more fans each day, the ElfQuest fan tribe continues to grow. Come hear the scoop from producers Stephanie Thorpe (Night of the Zombie King) and Paula Rhodes (The New Adventures of Peter & Wendy), who hold the film/TV rights to this 35+-year-old beloved comic series. Fans of ElfQuest since they were kids, they've been working to expand the World of Two Moons into more outlets and are excited to introduce you to their new team of fellow fans: Angela Song Mueller (Legend of Korra), Joshua Hamilton (Avatar: The Last Airbender), and Luke Ryan (Harold & Kumar). Moderated by Jenna Busch (Cocktails With Stan).

Saturday July 26, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 26AB

7:00pm

Fight Club: From Page to Screen and Beyond
Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, Choke, Haunted), director David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven, The Social Network, and Gone Girl), Gerald Howard (Doubleday executive editor), and special guests discuss the seminal novel's journey from book to film and beyond. Moderated by Rick Kleffel (TheAgonyColumn.com).

Saturday July 26, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 25ABC

7:30pm

Phil Tippett: Analog and Digital Effects
Academy Award-winning stop-motion and CGI master Phil Tippett (Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Robocop) presents a talk spanning the history of his career in visual effects, including clips and insights on inspirations, experiences, and relationships that have inspired his creative perceptions and contributions to the world of film and animation. Joining Phil will be Corey Rosen (Lost World: Jurassic Park, The Host, Grindhouse), VP of creative development for Tippett Studio, showcasing Tippett's new mobile effects app, Efexio.

Saturday July 26, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 24ABC

8:00pm

Star Wars Trivia Panel
Members of the San Diego Star Wars Society, veteran hosts of trivia panels at Star Wars Celebration III and Comic-Con International since 2002, have prepared an even more challenging contest this year for all fans who think they know the galaxy far, far away. Returning this year will be a game round for kids (12 and under), followed by three adult game rounds (ages 13 and up). All game rounds are conducted in a Last Man Standing format. Come test your knowledge, and win valuable prizes. The trivia panel hosts are Dean Amstutz, Linda Crispien, Leia Hornedo, Brendan Prout, and Jessica Woods.

Saturday July 26, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 23ABC

8:00pm

Story Worlds: The Alchemy of Franchise Creation
Studios today are not buying movies. They are buying franchises. They want "Story Worlds" that can exist in multiple mediums. But it's not just big franchises. Even smaller stories can be enhanced by using the multitude of mediums available to modern storytellers. In this panel discussion hosted by the New York Film Academy's Screenwriting Department, industry experts weigh in on the concept of transmedia, from franchise creation to audience engagement, and how the new media landscape influences, expands, and oftentimes even enhances the storytelling process. Moderated by Adam Finer (chair of industry outreach and professional development, associate chair of media studies, New York Film Academy), the panel includes Dafna Pleban (editor, BOOM! Studios), Margaret Dunlap (The Middleman, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries), Adam Moore (Dirt3, Vendor, associate chair of screenwriting, New York Film Academy), Nunzio DeFilippis (New X-Men, Amazing Agent Luna, director of curriculum development, New York Film Academy), Christina Weir (New X-Men, Amazing Agent Luna), Joe Harris (X-Files: Season 10, Ghost Projekt), and Flint Dille (Ingress, Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay).

Saturday July 26, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 25ABC

8:00pm

The Nerd in the Classroom: Sci-fi as an Educational Tool
Education's all-things-nerd networking resource returns to Comic-Con. This year's after-school-special edition features understanding dyslexia with Max Brooks (The Harlem Hellfighters, World War Z), classroom gamification with Janina Scarlet (Alliant International University), elementary and special education with David Ross (Toronto District School Board), and English with Eric Bailey (Henderson State University). Moderating is Patrick Murphy (Fremont High, Weber State University). Topics include curriculum development strategies, national standards, and increasing student engagement. This is a great networking opportunity for professional educators and nerds alike.

Saturday July 26, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 28DE

8:15pm

PLAYBACK: Hall H and Ballroom 20 Saturday Free Play
Didn't get into Hall H or Ballroom 20 today? We feel your pain! On hand to kick off the panel will be the assistant to the director of programming for Comic-Con, Tommy Goldbach, in this one hour and forty-five minute block that rebroadcasts some of the day's popular panels from those two giant rooms. Best of all, those in attendance will get to vote with a show of applause on what they want to see! It's democracy at its finest and it's a second and maybe even a third chance to see these panels. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Saturday July 26, 2014 8:15pm - 10:00pm
The Playback Room, Omni Hotel, 4th Floor Ballroom

8:30pm

Classic Festival of Animation
The 2014 Spike and Mike's Classic Festival of Animation features award-winning, critically acclaimed, and hilarious short animated films. Entries from six different countries include Sundance winner Yearbook, student Oscar winner Peck Pocketed, the George Takei-narrated The Missing Scarf, a montage of award-winning and side splitting animated commercials, and the beautiful Salmon Deadly Sins featured at Annecy Animation Festival in France. Extra bonus: glow-in-the-dark hand clappers will be given away.

Saturday July 26, 2014 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 6BCF

8:30pm

Legit Fanfic: How Fan-Made Content Is Good for Audiences, Filmmakers, and Hollywood
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 21, 03:54PM
Alex LeMay (Resignation Superhero, BZRK), Bernie Su (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Welcome to Sanditon), and Joshua Caldwell (Resignation Superhero, Anthony Zuiker's: Cybergedon), Jay Bushman (Lizzie Bennett Diaries, Resignation), brand mangager and transmedia producer Lara Hoefs (Twilight), Jeremy Azevedo (Sr. director of original programming at Machinima) and moderator Gayle Bass (Right This Minute) lead a conversation about how filmmakers are premiering high-quality fan films that catch the eyes of millions-and the movie industry, too. This panel brings together some top fan filmmakers, comic book creators, and Hollywood executives to discuss the evolution of fan-made content, how it's important to filmmakers, and why comic publishers and film producers are watching.

Saturday July 26, 2014 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 24ABC

8:30pm

The Psychology of Star Trek vs. Star Wars: Episode IV
Step into the pop culture ring with geeky psychologists Dr. Andrea Letamendi (The Arkham Sessions) and Dr. Ali Mattu (Super Fantastic Nerd Hour) as they bring their popular, intergalactic sci-fi battle back to Comic-Con for round 4! Special guests Sam Witwer (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Being Human) and Rod Roddenberry (Trek Nation, Roddenberry Entertainment) join the psych pros to debate, tackle, and explain some of the most fascinating aspects of both universes. Pick a side and cast your vote as they crown one the winner! Impartially refereed by Brian Ward (Shout! Factory).

Saturday July 26, 2014 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 26AB