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Thursday, July 24
 

10:30am

Behind the Music: Crime, Death and Resurrection
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 16, 11:31AM
Murder, mayhem, mystery and more are all at the center of crime, death and resurrection, a Behind the Music panel featuring composers that create the music to some of your favorite television shows and movies! James Levine (American Horror Story), Jeff Russo (Fargo), Daniel Licht (Dexter), Brian Reitzell (Hannibal, 30 Days of Night), Steve Jablonsky (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Lone Survivor, Ender's Game), Christopher Young (Deliver Us From Evil, Dominion, SpiderMan 3) as they share their secrets for getting us to the edge of our seats as blood spills on screen. With special guest moderator Shane West (Nikita, Salem)! With exclusive giveaways for fans!

Thursday July 24, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 4

3:00pm

The 2nd Annual Musical Anatomy of a Superhero: Bringing a Comic Book to Life
Leading Hollywood composers discuss the creation of the musical voice behind the hero, explain the challenges when bringing a comic book character or story to life, and writing music to reflect the story line. Panelists will show examples of their work, some from never-before-seen projects. Panelists include Brian Tyler (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy), Blake Neely (CW's The Flash), John Ottman (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Graeme Revell (Fox's Gotham), and Christophe Beck (Edge of Tomorrow), with a special guest moderator!

Thursday July 24, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

7:00pm

Hip-Hop & Comics: Cultures Combining
Hip-Hop and comics reflect each other in many ways: graffiti and album covers incorporate superheroic imagery, rappers adopt secret identities and grandiose aliases, writers base their characters in urban settings, and artists draw on Hip-Hop's rich visual vocabulary. Both forms thrive on excitement and energy, inspire passionate fanbases, and have risen from modest beginnings to achieve global recognition. Here, Patrick A. Reed (Depth of Field magazine) brings together graphic artists and musical innovators to discuss the ties between these two creative cultures.

Thursday July 24, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 23ABC

7:00pm

Reinventing Horror
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 21, 06:42PM
For seven years at Comic-Con, Mark L. Miller (Ain't It Cool News, Pirouette) has gathered a ghoulish ensemble of creative minds to discuss and dissect how they create nightmares and what (if anything) scares them. This year, writer Joshua Hale Fialkov (The Life After), Matt Pizzolo (co-publisher Black Mask Studios), writer/director Zack Parker (Proxy), writer Brandon Seifert (Witch Doctor), and Couper Samuelson (EVP at Blumhouse, Insidious 2) join Mark to discuss how to reinvent and revitalize the horror genre; pushing new limits, twisting new concepts, and crafting new terrors to keep you up at night.

Thursday July 24, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 5AB
 
Friday, July 25
 

10:00am

The Black Panel
This year's panelists feature media movers and shakers from film, television, comics, and music: Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow, MAD TV), Ne-Yo (actor, artist, writer, singer, etc.), J. August Richards (Angel, Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Kevin Grevioux (I, Frankenstein; Underworld), Cree Summer (Batman Beyond, Rugrats, A Different World), and Erika Alexander (Living Single, Concrete Park). The Black Panel is produced by Tatiana El Khouri and hosted by its founder, Michael Davis.

Friday July 25, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 5AB

2:00pm

The Character of Music
Composer and executive producer teams discuss the dynamics of music in film and television. Paul Haslinger and Christopher C. Rogers (Halt & Catch Fire), Chris Bacon and Christopher Nelson (Bates Motel), and Danny Jacob with Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh (Phineas & Ferb) will discuss their working relationships, how music plays a character in their stories, and the intense process of scoring their projects. Moderated by BMI director of film & TV relations Anne Cecere. Attendees will receive fun giveaways.

Friday July 25, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 32AB

7:00pm

'Tallica Parking Lot Screening and Q&A
What happens at the tailgate party before a Metallica concert? Part music video, part acid trip, this animated adventure is a jam-packed frenzy with surprise cameos that features an original score by Metallica. A Q&A with Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), and Chris Prynoski (Titmouse, Inc.) follows the screening.

Friday July 25, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 6BCF

9:00pm

The Aquabats! Super Show! The Saga Continues
The Aquabats (M. C. Bat Commander, EagleBones FalconHawk, Jimmy the Robot, Crash McLarson, Ricky Fitness) and Super Show! co-creator and director Jason Devilliers (Flyboys, Yo Gabba Gabba!) present a behind-the-scenes look at the last two-almost three-seasons of the Aquabats! Super Show! As this year's Comic-Con also marks the 20-year anniversary of the The Aquabats, join them for a frank conversation about the ongoing saga of the world's greatest underdog champions of nerd-core and superhero rock band! Never-before-seen scenes and video clips from the TV show and an open Q&A session to be moderated by a very special surprise guest! Don't miss it!

Friday July 25, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 25ABC
 
Saturday, July 26
 

3:30pm

The Wonderful World of 'Weird Al' Yankovic
The legendary musical satirist, "Weird Al" Yankovic is here for a discussion and Q&A session on his amazing life and career and his new album. Mandatory Fun.

Saturday July 26, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

7:00pm

Comics & Pop Music!
Comic books and pop music are uniquely American artforms, with many common inspirations and a large shared audience. Patrick A. Reed (Depth of Field magazine) brings together a group of artists, writers, publishers, and musicians to talk about the long, strange history of music-based comics and how these two media continue to inform and impact each other.

Saturday July 26, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 28DE
 
Sunday, July 27
 

10:00am

The Fifth Beatle: The Beatles, The Big Screen, and Beyond
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 17, 11:12AM
One of the hottest graphic novels of 2013, The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, is now one of the most highly anticipated films, having secured the approval of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, and Olivia Harrison, along with unprecedented access to the entire Beatles music catalog. Fifth Beatle writer and producer Vivek J. Tiwary (Green Day's American Idiot) introduces a series of very special guests for a discussion of The Fifth Beatle's development, and breaking news. Panel moderated by Patrick Reed (Depth Of Field Magazine).

Sunday July 27, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 24ABC

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