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Saturday, July 26
 

10:00am

Comic-Con How-To: Establishing Shot
This presentation will involve the study and use of environments in design, treating them not as chores or equations but rather as full characters, equal participants in the practice of visual narratives. Elvin Hernandez is an illustrator, sequential artist, and author of Set the Action! (Focal Press), a book on background design for comics and animation. He has worked for companies such as Toys R' Us, Upper Deck, and Cryptozoic and is currently a faculty member of the Media Arts and Animation Department at the Art Institute of Washington.

Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 2

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

12:00pm

CBLDF: Tales from the Code-True Stories of Censorship
For more than 50 years, American comic books were subject to the censorship of the Comics Code, a system born from a time when comics were burned in the streets and blamed for all of society's ills. Though the Code is gone, its influence remains. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund gathers Denny O'Neil, Paul Levitz, and other top storytellers who worked under the Code's strictures to tell the tales of how its censorship touched their creative visions.

Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 30CDE

1:00pm

CBLDF: Banned Comics!
Bone, Fun Home, Maus, Persepolis, Sandman, Watchmen... they're not just some of the greatest comics ever made, they're also among the most frequently targeted for bans! This year's Banned Books Week celebrates comics and graphic novels and the CBLDF has everything you need to know to celebrate in your community. Jeff Smith, Gene Yang, Carol Tilley, Charles Brownstein, and others discuss how and why comics are banned and how you can fight back by participating in this year's comics-focused Banned Books Week!

Saturday July 26, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 30CDE

1:00pm

Cartoon Voices #1
Each year, moderator Mark Evanier gathers together a bevy of the most talented cartoon voice actors working today and invites them to explain and demonstrate their artistry! This year's lineup includes Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh, The Penguins of Madagascar), Josh Keaton (The Spectacular Spider-Man, Green Lantern), Sherry Lynn (Wall-E, Ice Age), Arif S. Kinchen (MAD TV, Grand Theft Auto), David Sobolov (Transformers Prime, Avengers Assemble) and Colleen O'Shaugnessy (Toy Story 3, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes).

Saturday July 26, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 6BCF

2:00pm

Traditional Art Training Online
Jeffrey R. Watts, owner and director of the traditional art school Watts Atelier of the Arts offers insight into what it takes to become skilled enough to work in the gaming, animation, illustration and concepting arenas. Jeff's 23 years of teaching insight will help you to understand what skill sets it will take to reach the top in your field. Jeff will field questions about training, working, and succeeding in today's ever increasingly competitive atmosphere. Jeff will also execute a live demonstration so you so you can see the efficiency of his methods firsthand.

Saturday July 26, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 30CDE

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

2:30pm

Creative Careers in Entertainment
Dawn Rivera-Ernster (Walt Disney Animation Studios), Kim Mackey (Dreamworks Animation Studios), Brooke Keesling (Cartoon Network), Andy Cochrane (Mirada Studios), Scott Campbell (Blizzard Entertainment), and Evan Spiridellis (Jib Jab Brothers Studios) share an insider's look at what it takes to be a part of the film, television, games, visual effects, and web businesses through the different creative roles within each. The panel will discuss the similarities and differences of each format and what it takes to be a part of these creative industries.

Saturday July 26, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 5AB

3:00pm

Adobe Photoshop: Enabling the Artist in the 3D Print Revolution
Daniel Presedo (Photoshop imagineer), Nikolai Svakhin (Photoshop engineer), Chris Cox (Photoshop engineer), Brian Haberlin (Anomaly), and Poet Name Life (producer, Black Eyed Peas) from within Photoshop CC teach how to create a 3D design from scratch or load a 3D model from virtually any source and print to a 3D printer or 3D print service. Find out about automatic mesh repair and automatic generation of support structures and rafts. A one-year subscription to the Creative Cloud will be given away.

Saturday July 26, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 30CDE

3:00pm

ComiXology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing
Think you have what it takes to be comics' next indie-creator superstar? Then this panel is for you! Since its launch at SXSW in 2013, comiXology Submit has released over 1400 independent comic book series. ComiXology's marketing & PR maven Chip Mosher and comiXology co-founder and Director of comiXology Submit John D. Roberts are joined by such breakout Submit superstars as the sensational writer and co-creator of The Bunker Joshua Fialkov, Eisner Award-winning cartoonist behind The Mire Becky Cloonan, and the artist/writer team of the Eisner Award-nominated series Watson & Holmes, Brandon M. Easton and N. Steven Harris, for a discussion on how you too can join the ranks of comiXology Submit stardom!

Saturday July 26, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 23ABC

3:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Fans, Love, and the Law with DeviantArt and Organization for Transformative Works
Fan art, fanfic, and fan video are delightful passions, and like all such things, if they go too far, someone might get angry. DeviantArt and the Organization for Transformative Works, together holding the largest collection of fanworks in the universe based on any intellectual property within any media, will bring out their lawyers to explain how you can go to sleep at night, dream the dream of fans, and never have to hide under the bed.

Saturday July 26, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 2

4:00pm

Creative Dynamic: The Freelancer's Guide to Building Great Business Relationships
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 15, 11:10AM
You're an artist, a creator, writer, or penciler but those darn publishers keep asking for changes to your work! Join Comics Experience's panel including superstar artist David Finch (Forever Evil, Batman: The Dark Knight), Marvel senior editor Nick Lowe (X-Men, Spider-Man), artist Reilly Brown (Deadpool), Dynamite senior editor Joe Rybandt and Vertigo/DC Comics group editor Will Dennis (Scalped, Y: The Last Man) for a no-nonsense approach to building your freelance business while still maintaining your artistic integrity.

Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 30CDE

4:00pm

Ways to Increase Success on Your Self-Published Kickstarter Project
Paul Roman Martinez (Adventures of the 19XX), Travis Hanson (The Bean), and Daniel Davis (Steam Crow) let you in on all the secrets that led them to a combined 10 successful crowd funded projects and over $200,000 raised toward publishing costs. Paul, Travis, and Daniel provide tips you can use on your next project and a Q&A session designed to increase your chances of crowdfunding success

Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 23ABC

4:30pm

The Ultimate Pitch: The Step-by-Step Process of Turning Your Comic into a Global Property
In today's pop culture landscape, creators are faced with the potential (and challenge) of turning their characters and series into cross-platform properties. From games to toys and television to film, the opportunities for global success have never been greater. The potential pitfalls, however, have never been more challenging. Moderator Sohaib Awan (creator of IDW Publishing's Jinnrise), along with Mairghread Scott (lead writer on Transformers: Prime the Animated Series), and Royden Lepp (creator of Archaia Entertainment's Rust), will explain the step-by-step process each creator must take to protect his or her intellectual properties. What do creators need to do from beginning to end? How long does the process from comic to TV/film take? What are the greatest obstacles to success? After over two years of development, an animated series based on Jinnrise is being produced; the panelists will explain how it was done.

Saturday July 26, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 8

5:00pm

Drawing in a [+SM]Art Way: A Hands-on Workshop
Dr. Wei Xu (artist/mathematician, author of Drawing in the Digital Age) will teach you how to draw what you see efficiently with simple geometry knowledge and scientific principles. It is a new [+SM]Art approach developed by Dr. Xu that adds science and math into art. You will learn various easy and fast techniques to arrange complicated structures without using any measurement tools.

Saturday July 26, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 30CDE

6:00pm

Publishing 360°: Building a Bestseller
Authors James Dashner (The Maze Runner) and Christina Lauren (Beautiful Bastard), together with their publishing teams-literary agent Michael Bourret (Dystel & Goderich Literary Agency), executive editor Krista Marino (Random House, Delacorte), literary agent Holly Root (Waxman Leavell Literary Agency), senior editor Adam Wilson (Simon & Schuster, Gallery), and associate director of publicity Kristin Dwyer (Simon & Schuster, Gallery)-discuss their roles and interactions navigating the path from story idea to bestseller. Moderated by author Nathan Bransford (How to Write a Novel).

Saturday July 26, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 25ABC

6:00pm

Sequential Visual Storytelling: The Art at the Heart of Comics (& Film, TV, Games, etc.)
Former Marvel Comics executive editor Carl Potts, the person who mentored many top comics creators (Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Mike Mignola, June Brigman, Larry Stroman, Jon Bogdanove) will be joined by top comics creator Whilce Portacio in this seminar based on Potts' new book, The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics: Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling. Learn the principles and techniques for telling clear and compelling visual stories in comics, film, games, and other sequential visual media.

Saturday July 26, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 30CDE

7:00pm

The Secrets and Art of Great Acting and Performing
Actor, writer and director Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek, Captain Apollo) shares his 45-year journey as an actor and the secrets to breaking through to a more powerful level of performance and achieving success in today's entertainment industry. Includes scenes and improv.

Saturday July 26, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 30CDE

7:15pm

Adam and Jamie: Do It Yourself Superheroes
Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman (hosts and executive producers of Mythbusters) discuss how being able to make things and maker culture in general are, in fact, real-life superpowers. And the culture of Comic-Con, where people dress like superheroes, engenders real-world superheroes.

Saturday July 26, 2014 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Room 6BCF

7:30pm

Superheroes Are Saving Lives-for REAL!
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 24, 07:46AM
Come to the ultimate feel-good panel! The story of an uncanny team of comic book superheroes - The School of 5 and their comic books teach children the lifesaving habit of handwashing. By the end of 2014 the School of 5 will be distributed in 23 countries, translated into 19 languages in Asia and Africa and reach 120 million people. 1.7 million children die every year from diarrheal diseases and pneumonia, many of which can be prevented by this simple habit. The School of 5, through the comic books created by Craig Yoe, teach children and their families the importance of handwashing with soap and water in countries like Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Egypt, Pakistan, Ghana and Kenya. Panel participants include Eisner Award winner Craig Yoe (YoeBooks.com) and Stacie June Shelton (Lifebuoy Global Social Mission Program Manager). Prepare to be amazed - and get free comic books; bring a tissue to wipe away the super tears of joy!

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

8:00pm

Small Print 101
Johnny Cavooto (Sartana), Brandon T. Perlow (publisher, Watson and Holmes), Bryan Graham, Jeffrey Twohig (FuzzyLogixMedia), and Rebecca Nelson (FuzzyLogixMedia) discuss the process of being published and troubleshooting production issues. Moderated by Gini Koch.

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

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

8:30pm

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