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Thursday, July 24
 

10:00am

#FreeBabylon5: A Fan Campaign
Jan Schroeder (freebabylon5.com) and Jon Del Arroz (flyingsparkscomic.com) discuss a growing fan campaign that sprang up after J. Michael Straczynski tweeted the hashtag #FreeBabylon5 and urged fans to "get organized and loud" if Babylon 5 fandom is to grow. See what has been accomplished so far and help brainstorm what can be done in the future to promote this seminal science fiction show and bring it to new viewers.

Thursday July 24, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29A

10:30am

Legends of TV Land
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 23, 01:01PM
Get up close and personal with icons of television at The Legends of TV Land panel! Stars Betty White (The Golden Girls, Hot in Cleveland), Donald Faison (Scrubs, Clueless) and William Shatner (Star Trek) will answer questions about their work and making history on television. Plus, get a special sneak peek of the animated episode of TV Land’s original sitcom, Hot in Cleveland, airing July 30th!


Thursday July 24, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

11:00am

How Fan Fiction Can Lead to Being a Professional
Fan fiction can lead to jobs in several fields as a professional, including writing books, acting, screenwriting, and many others. Panelists include Katherine Fugate (Valentine's Day), a selected member of the board of directors of the WGAW, who created/executive produced/wrote Army Wives; Melissa Good (Tropical Storm), a fan fiction writer and novelist who has written episodes for Xena, Warrior Princess; Nancy Holder (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Watcher's Guide), New York Times bestselling author whose fan fiction street cred includes Robin of Sherwood; Dru Pagliassotti, a novelist and professor at a California university who has researched Western manga fandom and teaches courses on film and comics analysis; Nancy Cornell-Healy (Intersection), comedian/novelist/playwright; Justin Robinson (Get Blank), a multitalented novelist; and Sherri Rabinowitz (Fantasy Time Inc.), a writer of fan fiction, playwright and award-nominated novelist and host of the popular blog talk radio show Chatting With Sherri.

Thursday July 24, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 29A

12:45pm

Behind the Scenes of Science Fiction in Movies and on TV
Jane Espenson (Husbands), Amy Berg (Eureka), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead) discuss what it's like to create blockbuster science fiction in the media: their adventures and challenges, what's working now, what the future will look like, and all the factors that will change how we consume our personal fandoms. Moderated by Phil Plait (Bad Astronomy Blog).

Thursday July 24, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 6DE

2:00pm

1984's Greatest Geek Movies: Big Brother Wasn't The Only One Watching While Doves Cried
While Eurasia was still at war with Eastasia and Big Brother was watching you, some amazing movies slipped into cinemas and our panel of experts are going to wax on, wax off about the great geek year of 1984 as they look back at such films as The Terminator, Gremlins, Repo Man, Ghostbusters, Dune, Splash, This is Spinal Tap, Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom, Star Trek III, Buckaroo Banzai, Body Double, The Karate Kid, Red Dawn, Night of the Comet, Once Upon a Time in America, This is Spinal Tap, and, of course, the incomparable Purple Rain. Celebrating the fact that they still love the '80s will be Ashley E. Miller (Thor, new Terminator TV series), David E. Williams (editor, GEEK magazine), Robert Meyer Burnett (Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-rays), Marc Berandin (The Hollywood Reporter), Steve Melching (The Clone Wars, Transformers Prime), Joe Kraemer (Jack Reacher), and moderator Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, DOA: Dead or Alive). This panel is sure to get turned up to 11.

Thursday July 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 5AB

3:00pm

ComicBase User Group Meeting
Attention all comic collectors! ComicBase, the world's premiere software program for managing comic collections, will be holding their annual user group meeting with creator Pete Bickford. This once-a-year presentation will discuss the latest features and news about ComicBase and Atomic Avenue.

Thursday July 24, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 29A

3:00pm

The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con: Positive Portrayals of Women in Pop Culture
With so many damsels in distress, "fridged" girlfriends, and invisible women in popular culture, how's a fangirl (or fanboy) supposed to find a lady to look up to? By banding together and making their own, that's how! To discuss the best (and most disappointing) examples of powerful women in pop culture, Action Flick Chick Katrina Hill (Action Movie Freak) has assembled a team of women and men dangerous in their own right: Lesley Aletter (professional stuntwoman), Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia founder), Adrienne Curry (host/model/Tolkien enthusiast), Jane Espenson (Husbands), Alan Sizzler Kistler (TheMarySue.com), Bryan Q. Miller ( Batgirl), and Jennifer K. Stuller (Ink-Stained Amazon).

Thursday July 24, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB

5:00pm

An Unofficial Look at the Final Middle-Earth Film: The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies
This is it, the final Middle-Earth movie from Peter Jackson and New Zealand. The staff of TheOneRing.net, reporting the productions and all things Tolkien for 15 years, takes a non-studio-sanctioned look at what to expect from the end of The Hobbit trilogy. Rumors, conjecture, truths, and spy reports combine to prepare audiences for the final Tolkien cinematic chapter.

Thursday July 24, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

6:00pm

[CANCELLED] Goonies Never Say Die
CANCELLED: Mon, Jul 21, 12:02PM
We regret to announce that this program has been cancelled.

Thursday July 24, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

7:00pm

Everything Old Is New Again: The '90s Live On!
Vintage and retro are still hot with Boomers and Gen X, but Millennial collectors are now coming into the marketplace looking for their childhood "new classics" toys of the 1990s! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Batman Animated, and Aliens are all on the rise again and in demand (to say nothing of the My Little Pony renaissance!). Can Furby's comeback be far behind? Come talk to creators and collectors of all generations about Total Justice, Street Sharks, and Dexter's Lab among many other totally rad '90s toys and find out what Clinton-era toyline is now the "new Star Wars" for collectors! Moderator Daniel Pickett (ActionFigureInsider.com, Geek Shall Inherit podcast) discusses this and much more with a panel of toy industry experts, including Reis O'Brien (Funko), Jeff Trojan (Playmates Toys), Kevin Kiniry (DC Collectibles), Randy Falk (NECA), and Jeremy Sung (Spy Monkey Creations).

Thursday July 24, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 29A

7:30pm

Bride of Name That Movie!
Every great film deserves a great sequel and in this case last year's hit presentation gets a sequel as well. Tired of your typical game show? Boring questions and even more boring things to look at? Here is something completely different. Film fan extraordinaire and Inkpot Award winner John Field hosts this exciting game and you can be part of it! John has taken clips from 50 different sci-fi, horror and fantasy films. The contestants' job is to name as many clips as they can. Whoever names the most clips within the show, wins. Yes, John will have prizes for first, second, third and even fourth place. Put your name in the magic film can; if it's drawn, you could play. Anyone in the audience can guess the film that stumps the panel wins a prize as well.

Thursday July 24, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 4

8:00pm

Nerdist Science
Nerdist Science editor Kyle Hill and panelists discuss the science hidden in your favorite fandoms. From Star Wars to Game of Thrones, scientists, writers, and engineers will dissect everything geek and answer audience questions.

Thursday July 24, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 25ABC

8:00pm

Psychology of Cult TV Shows
A panel of therapists and scientists (mad or otherwise), including Dr. Janina Scarlet (The Superhero Manual), Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight), Dr. Ali Mattu (Nerd Hour), and Billy San Juan (Alliant International University) discuss the psychology behind TV shows, such as Doctor Who, Sherlock, Firefly, Grimm, and Buffy. Find out how TV shows might help us cope with painful experiences and geek out in discussing such fundamental questions as: With all the regenerations, what is the Doctor's true identity? What makes Sherlock a better detective than London's finest? What does psychology tell us about the demons that live inside us? With these questions and more, this panel is a must for loyal fans of these shows.

Thursday July 24, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 23ABC

8:00pm

Tournament of Nerds
The hit comedy show from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre returns to Comic-Con. Who would win in a fight, Batman or Wolverine? Superman or Gandalf? Questions like these have plagued humankind for decades, but only Tournament of Nerds can settle these disputes...by pitting two comedians against each other to battle it out in heated debate! Hosted by Justin Donaldson (Reno 911!) and Hal Rudnick (Screen Junkies), the panel features Marc Andreyko (Batwoman), Maddox (The Best Page in the Universe), Jesse Snider (Evil Ernie), Roger Barr (I-Mockery), Mike Carlson (Conan), Aaron Sparrow (Darkwing Duck), and a bunch of surprise celebrity guests!

Thursday July 24, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 5AB

8:15pm

The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - A Look Under the Shell
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 17, 03:39PM
In celebration of the new documentary film, Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, co-creator Kevin Eastman will lead this fascinating panel including Randall Lobb (writer/director), Isaac Elliott-Fisher (executive producer), Mark Hussey (executive producer), and Galen Walker (executive producer), taking fans behind-the-scenes and beneath the streets into the incredible 30-year journey and reveal the real origin story of four of pop culture's most enduring heroes. Featuring clips from the documentary, followed by a Q&A discussion, fans will get to see how this so-called "happy accident" defied every naysayer to become one of the most popular and beloved franchises in the world.

Thursday July 24, 2014 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Room 6DE

8:30pm

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Sing-Along
Join the fun and sing along as the California Browncoats screen Internet sensation Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Enter the horrible costume contest and win horrible prizes in four categories. Best Dr. Horrible, Captain Hammer, Penny, and "other" character from the show; and a grand prize awarded to one well-prepared individual for "Best in Show." DO NOT BOUNCE!

Thursday July 24, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Room 6BCF
 
Friday, July 25
 

10:00am

From Fan to Creator: Making the Dream a Reality
Which side of the convention table do you want to be on: fan or creator? And what's keeping you from getting there? What's holding you back? If you're having trouble starting or finishing your creative projects, then you need to attend this fun and informative workshop, designed specifically for the Comic-Con crowd. Douglas Neff (Epic Win! The Geek's Guide to the Journey from Fan to Creator) will give you simple and proven techniques for setting, working on, and achieving your goals. Whether you want to write your first novel, draw your own comic, or shoot your independent film, you'll walk away from this workshop with the energy and tools you need to bring your dream to life.

Friday July 25, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC

10:00am

Star Wars Origami
Origami master folder Chris Alexander (author of Star Wars Origami) demonstrates and teaches the master folding techniques to make Star Wars origami figures. Attendees will fold an exclusive Comic-Con model along with other art from the Star Wars universe. Materials included!

Friday July 25, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 7AB

10:30am

PLAYBACK: Featuring The Big Bang Theory and Legend of Korra
ADDED: Sat, Jul 12, 09:54AM
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.

Friday July 25, 2014 10:30am - 12:20pm
The Playback Room, Omni Hotel, 4th Floor Ballroom

11:00am

How to Be a Nerd For a Living: Career Paths Within Nerd Culture
ADDED: Wed, Jul 23, 06:49AM
Want to work in a fandom-related industry you're passionate about, but not sure where to start? These professional "Nerds for a Living" will discuss careers within gaming, film, comics, illustration and more. Lee Joyner (director of admissions, Cinema Makeup School), Tom Kurzanski (art director, TeeFury), Claire Hummel (production designer, HBO; concept artist, BioShock Infinite), Karen Hallion (artist and illustrator), Brad Herman (lead product designer, DreamWorks Animation), and Pat Loika (Loikamania Podcast) will share their career-building experiences. Topics include training, online resources, networking, and tactics to use (and avoid) for breaking into your dream industry. Moderated by Wendy Buske (marketing director, Nerd For A Living). This panel will conclude with an audience Q&A.

Friday July 25, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 4

11:00am

Teen Wolf Fanworks Discussion
Panelists daunt (artist), Febricant (Not As Described), magneticwave (we knew every line), rashaka (The Next Level Is Real), the_deep_magic (Pack Up; Don't Stray), and zjofierose (Holding Your Own Weight) provide an in-depth discussion on Teen Wolf Fanworks. They'll talk about process, tropes, controlling one's own fandom space, interacting with other members of the fandom, the challenges vs. joys of creating fanworks, and more.

Friday July 25, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 29A

12:00pm

Is It Steampunk?
You've heard of Steampunk, but what exactly distinguishes this unique subgenre from other branches of science fiction? Andrew Fogel (The League of S.T.E.A.M.), Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett (Boilerplate, Frank Reade), Claire Hummel (Bioshock: Infinite), and Thomas Willeford (The Steampunk Adventurer's Guide) dissect and debate pop culture examples of literature, movies, TV, video games, comics, and more in a rapid-fire showdown that will push boundaries and defy expectations in a quest to finally answer the question, "Is it Steampunk?"

Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 29A

1:00pm

Star Wars: Collectibles Update
Join eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles for product development insights and exclusive previews of the latest in Star Wars collectibles. Moderated by Anita Castellar of Lucas Licensing.

Friday July 25, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 7AB

1:00pm

The Future of Geek
Will comics' takeover of pop culture continue, or has geek peaked? Industry-watchers Heidi MacDonald (The Beat), Rob Salkowitz (Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture), and Tim Beyers (Motley Fool) follow the money in conventions, movies, and publishing to forecast the future of the fandom business. John Siuntres (Word Balloon podcast) moderates.

Friday July 25, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 28DE

1:45pm

Entertainment Weekly: Brave New Warriors
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 23, 03:28PM
A discussion among several of today's buzziest actors heroes including Jon Bernthal (Fury), Tom Mison (Sleepy Hollow), Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel), Brenton Thwaites (The Giver) and Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy) who will discuss the thrills and fears of taking on iconic characters, reveal how they broke into the business, and share their favorite stories from set.

Friday July 25, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Ballroom 20

2:30pm

The Witty Women of Steampunk
While the Victorian era was known for its constraints on morals, behaviors and bosoms, Steampunks have turned things on their head by reimagining a history that never was. Women creators have loosened those traditional corset laces and have begun to explore multiculturalism, science, sexuality, class politics, and much more. Panelists explore just how liberating the age of steam can be, featuring witty women Anina Bennett (Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel), Ay-leen the Peacemaker (editor for BeyondVictoriana.com and Tor Books), Claire Hummel (Bioshock: Infinite), Robin Blackburn (The League of S.T.E.A.M.), Sarah Hunter (Steampunk model/performer), Sheyne Fleischer ( The League of S.T.E.A.M.), and moderator Dina Kampmeyer (Lady Steam Designs).

Friday July 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 24ABC

3:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Building Your Fan Following with Superstars of DeviantArt
Host Angelo Sotira (DeviantArt's co-founder) interviews some of the community's leading members to get guidance on building your audience and your rep, as well as tips for expanding your experience as an artist. Hear Stanley Lau (Artgerm), Wenqing Yan (Yummei), Brian Kesinger, Stjepan Sejic (Nebezial), and some mystery guests. Ron Martino (editor-in-chief of DepthRadius, DeviantArt's editorial arm) will also join Angelo.

Friday July 25, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 2

3:30pm

Free Enterprise: 15th Anniversary Reunion
It's time to party like it's 1999 as Access Hollywood's Scott Mantz moderates a panel celebrating the 15th anniversary of the theatrical release of Free Enterprise, starring William Shatner and Eric McCormack, the film that The New York Times called "a bright, clever romantic comedy" and US magazine's Andrew Johnston hailed as "a very funny comedy that jubilantly celebrates geek culture." Writer/producer Mark A. Altman (Castle, Necessary Roughness) and director/writer Robert Meyer Burnett (Agent Cody Banks, The Hills Run Red) are interviewed along with some special surprise guests who will take part in a freewheeling discussion about this beloved cult classic and share the latest news about their Kickstarter campaign to produce a new Free Enterprise TV pilot.

Friday July 25, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 24ABC

3:30pm

Women Below the Line
Sheyne Fleischer (assistant editor, The Bachelor, Hells Kitchen), Tess Fowler (writer/illustrator Game of Thrones Exclusive Animation, The Rascals), Alicia Minette (prop fabrication: Sushi Girl, Man at Arms), and Aubriana Zurilgen (creature creation: Steve Wang's Creature Workshop, MasterFX), will explore the nontraditional roles of women in the comic and entertainment industries. Female editors, illustrators, prop fabricators, and creature creators will relate their success stories and how to follow your dreams in the industry, while exploring gender roles in the creative professions. Moderated by Glenn Freund (League of S.T.E.A.M.).

Friday July 25, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 26AB

4:00pm

Brands Gone Geek: How Media and Marketers Are Harnessing the Might of the Superfan
Geek culture is winning the war for the hearts, minds, and wallets of consumers. Comic book-inspired stories dominate both the box office and overnight ratings. Major brands are doubling down on their embrace of geek-centric content and its creators. Yesterday's nerds are today's key decision makers across all business sectors. What does this all mean for a marketplace that strives to remain relevant? How are producers and publishers of content responsible for turning you into a "superfan" reacting and responding to the challenge? And how are brands and advertisers working together with industry advocates-including your friendly neighborhood comic shop-to keep the "comic" in "comic culture"? Bonfire Agency and a diverse panel of pop culture professionals present a lively discussion and debate. Panelists include publisher Filip Sablik (BOOM! Studios), journalist Heidi MacDonald (The Beat,Publishers Weekly), entertainment marketer Jeff Dellinger (Hero Complex), author Rob Salkowitz (Comic Con and the Business of Pop Culture), comics retailer Joe Field (Flying Colors Comics) media strategist Kris Longo (Geek Riot Media), and Ed Catto (Bonfire Agency). Moderated by Steve Rotterdam, former senior VP of sales & marketing at DC Comics and founding partner of Bonfire Agency.

Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 25ABC

4:30pm

Famous Monsters: Stake of the Union 2014
Following FM's giant Godzilla issue with Hugo winner Bob Eggleton, it's time once again to invade SDCC. Join FM publisher Philip Kim and executive editor Ed Blair as they discuss the future of the world's first monster fan magazine, including celebrating its legendary cover art with FM artists 2014 Rondo Award winners Jason Edmiston (Planet of the Apes, Vincent Price) and Simon Thorpe (Doctor Who, Wicked Witch), and Terry Wolfinger (Ghostbusters). New covers revealed, included Terry's Bruce Campbell and Jason's Big Trouble in Little China. Plus new projects and exciting surprises!

Friday July 25, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 8

5:00pm

The Greatest GEEK Movies & TV Never Made
In the panel that wowed WonderCon Anaheim, take a look at some of the greatest genre projects that never made it to the silver and small screens, ranging from Philip Kaufman's Star Trek: Planet of Titans (the original '70sStar Trek reboot that was never made) to David Lynch's Ronnie Rocket and One Saliva Bubble to Bryan Singer's Battlestar Galactica to an incredible look at Alejandro Jodorowsky's mind-blowing adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune. The discussion will include filmmakers Steve Scarlata (Jodorowksy's Dune), Tom De Santo (Transformers, X2), Thomas P. Vitale (EVP Chiller strategic operations, Syfy Original Movies and Co-Productions),Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), Charles de Lauzirika (Crave, Blade Runner Blu-ray, Twin Peaks Blu-ray), Steve Melching (The Clone Wars, Batman: The Brave & The Bold), David E. Williams (editor, GEEK magazine), Chris Gossett (The Red Star), and Mark A. Altman (Femme Fatales, Free Enterprise).

Friday July 25, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 7AB

5:15pm

Celebration of 24-Hour Comics Day
Celebration of 24 Hour Comics Day: 2014 is the 10th anniversary of 24 Hour Comics Day. Please come by and celebrate with us! We'll reminisce about past years while also discussing how to make October 4th, 2014, the best 24 Hour Comics Day ever. On the panel will be Nat Gertler (Founder of 24 Hour Comics Day), Nathan Vargas (co-author of 24HCD Survival Guide), Chris Brady (4 Color Fantasies), Jimmy Purcell (Artist) and Marco Davanzo (ComicsPRO Administrative Director).  (This panel is open to all Comic-Con attendees.)

Friday July 25, 2014 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Room 18

5:30pm

The Business of Geek Fashion
UPDATED: Sun, Jul 20, 02:58PM
When you see Star Wars T-shirts, Mass Effect leggings, and other unique pop culture apparel, do you ever wonder how they were made? Join industry professionals for a behind-the-scenes look at the business of geek fashion. Moderated by Lisa Granshaw (The Daily Dot, Fashionably Geek), panelists Ed Labay (Hot Topic), Mike Kochis (ThinkGeek), Samantha Terry (WeLoveFine), Cameron Parker (Black Milk Clothing), and Victoria Schmidt (Gold Bubble Clothing) discuss how their businesses choose designs, what the licensing process is like, how trends affect their work, and how fashion options for geek girls have increased over the years. Ample time will be left for audience members to ask questions and voice their opinions about what they'd like to see more of in the geek fashion market.

Friday July 25, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 26AB

6:35pm

The Musk of Tusk: An Evening with Kevin Smith
After all the interesting and exciting movie panels are over, Hall H belongs to a middle-aged man who once worked with BatFleck! Ask ComiKev questions and get ready to say #WalrusYes as Kev premieres the trailer to his first film in three years: the twisted, transformative tale of Tusk! Wrap up a busy Friday with the Clown Prince of Comic-Con!

Friday July 25, 2014 6:35pm - 8:05pm
Hall H

7:00pm

Queer Horror
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 14, 02:08PM
Horror films, TV shows, books, and comics are more popular than ever. Authors, filmmakers, and comics creators are always looking for new twists to the medium, including presenting LGBT subtext, plot elements, and characters. But does a gay horror genre exist, and if so what makes it different from mainstream horror? Do queer horror creators bring a different sensibility to the medium? Has the current surge of LGBTQ acceptance and civil rights influenced the horror genre? Prism Comics and moderator/horror expert Sean Abley (Fangoria's Gay of the Dead, Out in the Dark) and panelists Jeffrey Reddick (Final Destination, Day of the Dead), J. T. Seaton (George: A Zombie Intervention, NOLA Horror Film Festival), Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs, Chillerama), Guinevere Turner (American Psycho, The L-Word, Crazy Bitches) and Michael Varrati (Tales of Poe, Sins of Dracula) explore these and other aspects of this popular medium from a queer perspective.

Friday July 25, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 28DE

7:00pm

Simpsons Collectors Group
Simpsons collectors of the world, unite! Take a break from the busy Comic-Con floor and get a chance to meet some of your fellow collectors of Simpsons merchandise from all over the country. Meet the other Simpsons collectors you see on the message board and put faces to names. This gathering, hosted by the staff of the SimpsonsCollectors.com website, is a great chance to network with other collectors and share your experiences in the hobby with others.

Friday July 25, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 29A

7:30pm

Creativity Is Magic: Fandom, Transmedia, and Transformative Works
In the last 18 months, fans have been paid for fanfic, have licensed their fanart to networks and shows for use on T-shirts, DVDs, and crowdfunded projects, have created and played apps for and with actors and films, have published books that started out as fanfic ,and have advanced creativity and discussions every day. Compared to 2004-or even 2010-connections between fandom and transmedia storytelling have changed vastly, but on ArchiveOfOurOwn, Wattpad, tumblr, and Vine and at fancons the "gift culture" and traditions of transformative works endure. Explore the landscape with Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow), Flourish Klink (chief participation officer at The Alchemists), Professor Henry Jenkins (provost professor of communication, journalism, and cinematic arts, USC) and Aron Levitz (Wattpad) in a discussion moderated by Heidi Tandy (FYeahCopyright.com).

Friday July 25, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 26AB

7:30pm

Your Opinions Sucks: Rotten Tomatoes Critics vs. Fans
Face off with your favorite Rotten Tomatoes critics, including Alonso Duralde (TheWrap), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), and Fandango Fangirl Tiffany Smith when they join editor-in-chief Matt Atchity and senior editor Grae Drake of Rotten Tomatoes along with their editorial team. As Matt and Grae invite audience members to share movies they love, hate, or love to hate, everyone in the room uses their "Personal Tomatometer Paddle" to dis/agree with the score. Remember: fortune favors the bold.

Friday July 25, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 8

8:30pm

Klingon Lifestyles
Klingons, weapons and ohhhh, yes there will be live action bat'leth sword battles. Come join the fun and mayhem for the 21st annual Klingon stage play. Watch the Stranglehold Klingons travel to distant worlds to bring glory back to the empire! Enter the Trek costume contest-prizes awarded for best dressed, largest red shirt group, and more. All alien races welcomed. If you love stage plays and love SWAG even more, come and support the only live-action Star Trek fan-based play to boldly go where no play has gone before!

Friday July 25, 2014 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 6A

8:30pm

Zombie Myths and Misconceptions
Zombie Research Society and experts Max Brooks (World War Z), Matt Mogk (AMC's Talking Dead), Steven Schlozman (Harvard Medical School), Scott Kenemore (Zombie, Indiana), Brendan Riley (Columbia College, Chicago), Cameron Carlson (U.S. Navy), Brad Voytek (UCSD), and Craig Engler (Syfy's Z Nation) discuss the evolution of the modern zombie in science, survival, and pop culture, with a special focus on little known facts and common misconceptions.

Friday July 25, 2014 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 5AB
 
Saturday, July 26
 

10:30am

Avatar the Last Airbender: Legend and Legacy
For over 5 years, The Avatar Legacy Fan Panel has proudly organized this gathering. Moderator Avatar_Mom, Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders), Elizabeth Furr (fan artist/Amira Ink!), Gene Luen Yang (writer/cartoonist), Angela Song Mueller (character designer), Josh Hamilton (writer), and Jessie Flower (voice actor for Toph) share stories and answer questions. Cosplayers, practice your stance for the cosplay contest! Cosplay prizes include titles from Dark Horse Comics.

Saturday July 26, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 24ABC

11:30am

501st Costuming 101: Dressing to Serve the Empire
Learn the essentials for what it takes to create a costume that meets the standards of quality for entry into the 501st Legion. This panel provides an overview of what is involved in creating a costume, the different costume categories, and how much time is involved in creating a costume that is screen accurate. A panel of experts describe, display, and demonstrate tips and techniques used for their costume specialties and share the mission of the 501st legion.

Saturday July 26, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8

12:00pm

XYZ-Punk
As Steampunk becomes increasingly popular with the masses, many of its longtime devotees have begun to discover new genres to focus their creative energies and explore new time periods and mash-ups. Panelists will discuss the origins of Steampunk, delve into the popular Dieselpunk and Cyberpunk movements, and then start exploring some new niche areas like Nerfpunk, Rococopunk, and any other fun styles that the audience can dream up! Join moderator Glenn Freund (The League of S.T.E.A.M.) and XYZ-Punks Dina Kampmeyer (Lady Steam Designs), Royden Lepp (creator of the GN series Rust), Russell Isler (The League of S.T.E.A.M.), and Shawn Strider (Sypher Art Studios) for this discussion and Q&A.

Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 29A

1:00pm

Little Lulu and John Stanley Fan Group
One of the most memorable kids' comics ever created (yet with remarkable "all-ages" appeal), Little Lulu has generated a worldwide fan following. Learn more about this classic comics character and the renewed interest in the other delightful works of the great John Stanley, and join in for a scripted reading of a Golden Age Little Lulu story. All are welcome!

Saturday July 26, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 29A

2:00pm

Lost Podcast and Beyond
For their 8th annual SDCC panel, Jay and Jack Glatfelter (The Leftovers with Jay and Jack, Jay and Jack's Ramblecast) get "lost" in TV talk. The co-hosts of the popular Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack will discuss ABC's Lost four years after the finale and address rumors of a remake. They will also discuss shows that have filled the Lost void such as The Leftovers, Game of Thrones, True Detective, and more. Moderated by Ralph Apel (Dharmalars, Alright, Let's Do A Podcast).

Saturday July 26, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 29A

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

5:00pm

Valiantfans.com: Rai, Armor Hunters and Beyond Valiant First
Valiant fans from around the world participate in an ask-anything panel with CEO and chief creative officer Dinesh Samdasani and publisher Fred Pierce, editor in chief Warren Simons. Moderator Brian Wells and other special guests from Valiant Entertainment will be on hand to discuss details on the Valiant Smash hit Rai and Armor Hunters, the big event surrounding the Valiant Universe. Valiant First and the big summer program will also be a topic and what is beyond for this Diamond GEM Publisher of the Year winner

Saturday July 26, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 29A

7:00pm

Gays in Comics XXVII: Prism Comics Mixer and Auction
The Gays In Comics Panel will conclude with the Annual Prism Comics Mixer and Silent Auction, hosted by and benefiting Prism Comics, the nonprofit organization that supports gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender comics, creators, and readers. Mingle with comics fans and creators and stay for the special drawing of comics swag and a silent auction of incredible comics items, including original art and more!

Saturday July 26, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 6A

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

8:30pm

Not So Strange Bedfellows: Comics and Wrestling
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 18, 02:48PM
Some have called the spectacle of pro wrestling "a comic book come to life." That is not so far from the truth. From the heroics of Hulk Hogan, antiheroes such as John Cena, and villains like Ric Flair, the panel explores the parallels in character development and storyline advancement between these outrageous forms. Featuring Rik Offenberger (FirstComicsNews.com), Francis Szyskowski (The Massacre Twins), Scott Lost and Eburonson (The 2nd Shift), Michael Kingston and Michel Mulipola (Headlocked), Sasha Darevko (Championship Wrestling from Hollywood) and TNA superstar Mr. Anderson. Moderated by Joshua Waldrop (pwnedcast.com).

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

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
 
Sunday, July 27
 

10:00am

CCAS Sunday Devotional & Christian Comics Panel
2014 looks to be the year of Biblical epics and faith-based movies. With movies such as Noah, God is not Dead, Son of God, Heaven Is Real, and Mary, Mother of Christ, Bible and faith-based movies are making an impact in the market. Yet such themes have been a longstanding tradition in comic books and related media. Please join the CCAS in a discussion on the history, influence, and future of Christian involvement in the industry. Panelists include Sergio Cariello (The Action Bible), John Schafer (Superbook), Frederick Price (Crenshaw Christian Center), and Bryan Mero (Spirit Knight). Moderated by Clint D. Johnson (Faith Walker).

Sunday July 27, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 28DE

10:00am

StreetPass San Diego
Learn more about one of the largest Nintendo 3DS meet-up groups in the country. Administrators Adam Bitting, David Denni, and Yuleni Denni are joined by Michelle Hernandez and Adolfo Coronel as they discuss the group and share competitive advice and tools for video games developed by themselves and the community.

Sunday July 27, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29A

10:30am

Batkid: The Film
Dana Nachman (documentary filmmaker, KTF Films) unveils her latest project Batkid: The Film, which chronicles the making of the overnight international phenomenon that is Batkid. The panel features Patricia Wilson (CEO of Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area and mastermind behind Batkid), Eric Johnston (Batkid's adult Batman sidekick and inventor), Mike Jutan (Batkid's nemesis, The Penguin, and Lucasfilm engineer), and Sue Graham Johnston (The Damsel in Distress and VP of operations, Oracle). Join this dynamic team for a Q&A session moderated by Chris Taylor (deputy editor, Mashable).

Sunday July 27, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 8

11:00am

The Cross-Generational Appeal of Doctor Who
Moderator C.J. DeAngelus (Repo! The Genetic Opera) leads a discussion exploring the appeal of Doctor Who amongst fans of all ages. Fans are encouraged to bring their fondest memories of the Doctor to the panel. Panelists include Billy Javandel (age 11), Bob Mitch (The Big Whobowski), Ewan J. Anderson (The Doctor Games), Vickie Sebring, and E. Gerry Hoard.

Sunday July 27, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 29A

12:00pm

Ball-Jointed Dolls Collectors Group
Doll owners and enthusiasts discuss the world of ball-jointed resin dolls from companies such as Elfdoll, Volks, Fairyland, Iplehouse, and many others. This year artist Bo Bergemann of Bergmann Dolls will talk about sculpting and manufacturing BJDs. You'll also have the opportunity to learn the basics about BJDs and pick up tips on customizing, maintaining, and photographing these beautiful dolls. Share the beauty of your own unique doll, or just see the many dolls on display. From tiny to towering, it's a great opportunity to experience the different types of dolls in the world of BJDs. Make new friends, both real and resin!

Sunday July 27, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 29A

12:30pm

Comic-Con How-To: Building Your Fandom Armada
Let's discuss relationships and fandom. Bring your OTPs, gather your Armada, and cross over into an expert presentation by two DeviantArt masters, with Kay Purcell (damphyr) and Aun-Juli Riddle (aunjuli), as they help you navigate more ships than have ever crossed the worlds of fandom.

Sunday July 27, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 2

2:30pm

Comic-Con Masquerade Replay
Saturday night's impressive costuming event is reviewed, audience questions can be answered, and a big-screen video of all the costume entries is presented for those who missed it or who simply want a second look. Hosted by Masquerade director Martin Jaquish and Masquerade assistant John Ruff.

Sunday July 27, 2014 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 8

3:00pm

Browncoats Meet-up
Stop by the meeting room this year to hang out with Browncoats and likely hear some news from around the 'verse. Wear a cunning hat. Who knows what could happen? There's no better way to share your love for Firefly, and it's a lot more practical than starting a fight in an Alliance-friendly bar on U-day.

Sunday July 27, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 29A

3:30pm

Buffy the Musical: Once More with Feeling
Let's end this show with a bang! The powers that be behind Whedonopolis.com, FandomCharities.org and Fandomopolis.org present an interactive screening of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode Once More with Feeling as Comic-Con's big closing event! Many say this is the finest, funniest, most ingenious episode ever to come out of the Buffyverse. But remember, the best part of the show is up to you! This episode was made for talkin'-back, that is-and singing and shouting and dancing in the aisles, with or without your dry cleaning! Audience participation: it isn't just for Rocky Horror and mob riots anymore. Special surprise guest joining the fun.

Sunday July 27, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 6BCF

3:30pm

The Original Starship Smackdown XIII: Battle of the Intergalactic Stars Edition
Who will duke it out for the highly coveted Smackdown title this year? Can the Starship Enterprise defeat the Serenity? Will the Battlestar Galactica pulverize an Imperial Star Destroyer, and what would happen if Dr. Neil De Grasse Tyson's Starship of the Imagination came face-to-face with-wait for it-Carl Sagan's Starship of the Imagination? Oh, the humanity! This panel of sage spaceshipologists battle to outwit, outplay, and outphaser includes Bobak Ferdowski ("Mohawk Guy" and actual spaceship builder), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood chief film critic), Kay Reindl (Millennium, Twisted), Chris Gossett (The Red Star), Ashley E. Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor ), Steve Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Transformers Prime), Robert Meyer Burnett (ST: TNG Blu-Ray, Free Enterprise), Jeff Bond (toy spaceship builder), Nikki Griffin (editor-at-large,GEEK magazine), and the Howard Cosell of the stars, moderator Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, Femme Fatales, DOA: Dead Or Alive), along with what will inevitably be some very special surprise guests.

Sunday July 27, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 6A

4:00pm

Disney Pin Trading: Past, Present, and Future
Back for a second year at Comic-Con is Pin Pics, an exclusive insight into the world of Disney Pin Trading. Lead panelist Barry Koper (Disneyana expert) will take you back to the beginning of the Disney pin-trading hobby. Anthony and Samantha Medina (Pin Pics presidents) will take you through modern trends in trading and discuss the future direction of Disney pins as collectibles. Jennifer Colyn (Pin Pics event director) moderates, followed by Q&A. All pin traders, Disney enthusiasts, and collectors welcome.

Sunday July 27, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 29A

4:00pm

Pro/Fan Trivia Match
Len Wein (creator of Wolverine) leads his team of Purple Pros against the Black Ink Irregulars (fans Tom Galloway, David Oakes, Peter Svensson, Derek McCaw) in a steel cage death match of clashing comics trivia titans! Questions will focus on characters celebrating 75th (Batman, Sub-Mariner), 50th (Daredevil, Teen Titans, and others), or 40th (Wolverine, Iron Fist, and others) anniversaries. Come for the trivia, stay for the funny trash talk!

Sunday July 27, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 4

4:15pm

Fantastic Fans and Where to Find Them: The Annual Harry Potter Fan Panel
What's coming next for fans as they continue to discuss, debate, and create, look forward to the JKR-penned Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them film series, plan visits to theme parks across the U.S. and Asia, visit the Leavesden Studios, support fanfic, fanart, fanfilms, and social justice projects inspired by the Wizarding World, have "fandomy reunions" at pubs, cons. and wrock concerts, play Quidditch. and, of course, reread the books-with their new covers. Join Kazu Kibuishi (Harry Potter 15th Anniversary Edition cover illustrator), Dylan Saunders (Team StarKid), Lauren Bird (HP Alliance), Madhuri Shekar (In Love and Warcraft), Mark Oshiro (MarkDoesStuff.com) and Sunny Williams (Harvey Putter and the Ridiculous Premise) at this Q&A session moderated by Heidi Tandy (FictionAlley.org).

Sunday July 27, 2014 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Room 6DE