Loading…
Comic-Con 2014 has ended

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Room 29A [clear filter]
Thursday, July 24
 

10:00am PDT

#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 PDT
Room 29A

11:00am PDT

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 PDT
Room 29A

12:00pm PDT

When Steampunk and Pop Culture Collide
Karen Hallion (TeeFury pop artist) joins a lively discussion regarding why Steampunk continues to invade all aspects of pop culture, along with fellow Steampunks, maker Brian Uiga (Inspector Spacetime), writer Madeleine Holly-Rosing (Boston Metaphysical Society), and costumer CJ DeAngelus. They'll explore how Steampunk has influenced comics, television, cosplay, and pop art. Moderated by Anastasia Hunter (chair and director of programming for Gaslight Gathering).

Thursday July 24, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 29A

1:00pm PDT

A Mercs Life For Me: What It Takes to Be a Mandalorian
James Sebree (San Diego chapter leader), Sal Attinello (Manda'galaar), Todd Mullin (Haran'galaar Clan), and Quinn Pendleton (member approval rep.) discuss the ins and outs of the Mandalorian Mercs Costuming Club. Topics include introduction to costume construction, overview of member requirements, and getting your costume approved. Also, Loren Toy (Manda'galaar) on 3D printing for costuming, and Kristina Schlosser (Haran'galaar clan) and Erica Heinrich (Manda'galaar) on building a custom female Mandalorian.

Thursday July 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 29A

2:00pm PDT

The 2000 AD Zarjaz Hour Featuring Judge Dredd
Superstar creators Jock (Batman), Chris Burnham (Batman), Henry Flint (Judge Dredd), and Michael Carroll (Jennifer Blood) are all here as the legendary British comic book kicks off San Diego with all the 2000 AD and Judge Dredd talk and games you can handle! Moderated by 2000 AD's Michael Molcher and definitely not for Thrill-suckers!

Thursday July 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 29A

3:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 29A

4:00pm PDT

Kids' Heroes, Capes, and Journeys: Does One Size Fit All?
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 16, 11:21AM
Graphic novel authors and educators discuss how kids' heroes have grown and changed over the years. Discussing "Hero" templates, they'll explore old and new hero favorites and whether a mold helps or hinders the development of future heroes. Panelists will then ask the audience to help create an SDCC 2014 hero as artist panelists draw/design/experiment with hero templates. Implications for fans, educators, students, and aspiring writers, and critics will be discussed. Panelist include Meryl Jaffe (Raising a Reader), Jennifer Holm (Babymouse, Squish), Matthew Holm (Babymouse, Squish),, Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy) , Frank Cammuso (The Misadventures of Salem Hyde), Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin) , Marc Tyler Nobleman (Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman, Bill the Boy Wonder), Royden Lepp (Rust), and Alexis Fajardo (Kid Beowulf).

Thursday July 24, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 29A

5:00pm PDT

Teaching Content Through Comics: Math, Science, and History
Comics and graphic novels are highly effective tools not only for improving literacy but also for teaching mathematics, science, and history/social studies. Join the experts from Reading With Pictures as they present the best in comics and graphic novels for teaching in content areas, including recommended titles and lesson ideas, and hear from the creators of some of the best graphic texts for content study. Moderated by Tracy Edmunds (curriculum director at Reading With Pictures) and featuring Nick Dragotta (Howtoons), Geoffrey Golden (Sesame Street), Chuck Dixon (The Forgotten Man), Jonathan Hennessey (The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation), and Josh Elder (Comics That Make Kids Smarter).

Thursday July 24, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Room 29A

6:00pm PDT

geekEd. IV: A New Hope-Bringing Geek Back to Higher Education
Come interact with a panel of educators from across the country as they share how they make the most of their geek identities in their jobs and in their campus communities! Alex Belisario (UC Santa Cruz), Alfred Day (University of California, Berkeley), Eugene Frier (University of North Texas), Brian MacDonald (Rutgers University), and Patricia Nguyen (UCLA) are excited to share their stories of building personal connections with geek students, developing programs that create excitement, fostering inclusive communities, and enhancing the geek college experience. Joining them this year are Geralyn Williams and Eric Francisco from Rutgers University to share their unique student perspective. If you are an industry or marketing professional, work in higher education, attend or want to attend college (or know someone who does), this panel is for you!

Thursday July 24, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 29A

7:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 29A
 
Friday, July 25
 

10:00am PDT

Will Eisner: Teacher and Mentor
For a magic moment, New York City's School of Visual Arts had Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman, and Art Spiegelman all teaching classes on comics. Hear stories about those classes from students Joe Quesada (Marvel Entertainment), Drew Friedman (Heroes of the Comics), Batton Lash (Supernatural Law), Mike Carlin (DC Entertainment), and a surprise guest. Plus a not-to-be missed discussion about Will Eisner's other educational efforts. Moderated by Paul Levitz, who is writing Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel for release next year by Abrams ComicArts.

Friday July 25, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 29A

11:00am PDT

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 PDT
Room 29A

12:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 29A

1:00pm PDT

Cosplaying 101: Costuming for Beginners
Catherine M. Fisher (award-winning costumer), Mike Schiffbauer (master prop maker and costumer), and Bob Mogg (Steampunk expert extraordinaire) discuss the basics in costuming and go over tips, tricks, and techniques to help a beginning costumer get started in the world of cosplaying. Panelists will show you how you can get in on the all the fun even if you've never sewn before in your life. Moderated by Melissa Gene Meyer (assistant for the Comic-Con Masquerade).

Friday July 25, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 29A

2:00pm PDT

Cosplay Makeup 101
This panel goes into what it takes to perfect your cosplay by having great makeup to go with it. It will cover beauty makeup, appliance application, special fx makeup, sculpting, molding, and casting. A talented group of women -- Dawnielle Banks (makeupbysiryn.com), Chrissy Lynn (nerdy-girlz.com), Aubriana Zurilgen (Star Trek: Renegades), Angie Davis (Goldiestarling), and Daniela Bernotas (danielabernotas.com) -- who have honed their craft in the makeup, film, fashion, and cosplay photography worlds will help answer your questions about makeup to match your costuming and cosplay. Turn your great cosplay into an amazing one with awesome makeup!

Friday July 25, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 29A

3:00pm PDT

Origins of the Comic Strip: The Untold Story of Artists and Anarchy, 1895-1915
For the first time at Comic-Con, a detailed look at the origins of the American Sunday comic strip-the art form that gave birth to modern comics. Learn about the artists and publishers who launched a completely new type of entertainment that would influence all popular culture for a century to come. Host Peter Maresca (editor, Sunday Press Books), along with cartoonist and publisher Denis Kitchen (editor, The Yellow Kid, plus dozens of strip collections) and writer and historian R. C. Harvey (The Genius of Winsor McCay and Meanwhile...A Biography of Milton Caniff), will guide you through the earliest days of American comics. View rare examples of the seminal work of Outcault, Dirks, Swinnerton, McCay, Herriman, and dozens more known and unknown "Founders of the Funnies."

Friday July 25, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 29A

4:00pm PDT

Getting the Most out of Graphic Novels in Your Classroom and Library
Reading With Pictures provides you with the latest research and proven practical strategies for using comics and graphic novels in your classroom or library. Josh Elder (founder of Reading With Pictures) moderates a panel of experts that includes Dr. Katie Monnin (associate professor of literacy, University of North Florida), Jeff Barbanell (co-founder, Scholastic Innovations), Andrea Shockling (Comics Therapy), David Cutler (founder, SpinEdu), Andrea Colvin (VP of content, Andrews McMeel Publishing), and Tracy Edmunds (curriculum director, Reading With Pictures).

Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 29A

5:00pm PDT

Popular Media in the Elementary Classroom
Popular media can be a powerful teaching tool that is easily accessible and engaging. Elementary educators share their experiences using popular media in the classroom. Summer Keller (Davis Magnet School, Newport-Mesa USD) will discuss the benefits of using media to design integrated lessons, develop student writing, and explore scientific concepts used in stories. Danielle Lopez (Davis Magnet School, Newport-Mesa USD) will discuss ways to geek out your classroom management and environment. Christy Flores (Davis Magnet School, Newport-Mesa USD) will share her observations from a principal's perspective.

Friday July 25, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Room 29A

6:00pm PDT

Calling All Heroes! Comics and the Crisis of Higher Education
Hot on the heals of his free, 39,000-person, online course on comics, William Kuskin (professor, University of Colorado Boulder, editor, Graphia: The Graphic Novel and Literary Criticism) will discuss the transformative power of comics in education. Join him for a reading of Spider-Man, MJ Watson, Molten Man, making comics, and the imagination. You will leave motivated to think BIG thoughts!

Friday July 25, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 29A

7:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 29A
 
Saturday, July 26
 

10:00am PDT

Art & Comic Book Art
As art historians look back on the great Renaissance masters of the human figure like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Raphael, so too will art historians years from now look back on the great masters of the human figure of our time: the great comic book artists such as Jack Kirby, Neal Adams and Carmine Infantino (to name a few). Yet in fine art and academic circles, it is still considered crass to compare/contrast the two groups of artists and their various styles. Comic book art historian Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) does just that with his latest, most provocative presentation, curating a fascinating journey through art and comic book art-based on his verbal/visual essay for the upcoming hardcover comix anthology A-1, edited by Dave Elliott, who'll join Schumer for a lively Q&A with the audience.

Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 29A

11:00am PDT

Lion Forge Comics: Knight Rider vs. Airwolf, Rampage Jackson and New Project Debuts
Senior editor Shannon Eric Denton is joined by the next generation of creators -- Joelle Sellner, David Gorden, and Eisner Award nominee Brandon Easton -- to discuss their projects: Knight Rider vs. Airwolf, Andre the Giant, original creation Rampage Jackson: Street Soldier, and more. With special panelists Hero of Cosplay's Yaya Han, MMA champion Rampage Jackson, and WWE & Impact Wrestling champion Chavo Guerrero. Moderated by Miami Vice writer Jonathan London.

Saturday July 26, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 29A

12:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 29A

1:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 29A

2:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 29A

3:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 29A

4:00pm PDT

Cosplaying 102: Intermediate and Advanced Costuming
Catherine M. Fisher (award-winning costumer), Mike Schiffbauer (master prop maker and costumer), and Bob Mogg (steampunk expert extraordinaire) pick up where Cosplaying 101 left off; they will discuss advanced costuming techniques such as sculpting, mold making, resin casting, armor building, and more. Moderated by Melissa Gene Meyer (assistant for the Comic-Con Masquerade). Panelists will show you how to take your costuming to the next level.

Saturday July 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 29A

5:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 29A

6:00pm PDT

Starburner Galactic Courier Service: Birth of a Steampunk Graphic Novel
Aaron St. John (artist), Paul Bailey (writer), and story creator Kim Hutsell (Starburner Galactic Courier Service founder) discuss the process of taking the Starburner Steampunk saga from mythos to graphic novel, with teaser pages from the first issue in progress. Moderated by Jeffrey Vaca (Maker).

Saturday July 26, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 29A

7:00pm PDT

Japanese Visual Novels: Steins;Gate and Beyond
Japan has long had a history of "visual novels", which are highly evolved story-based games for PC as well as game consoles like PS2/PS3. These games simulate interaction between the player and various characters, often with romantic elements. While many games are adult, the genre is well represented by both adult and nonadult games, and many of the top games are made into mainstream anime series. Peter Payne, owner of JASTUSA, will outline the history of these games from the 1980s to now and will include discussion of the growth of the genre, as well as covering subgenres. Examples of these are "otome games," or girl-centric romance Sims for female players (one of the hottest kind of games for girls in Japan now), and games like Steins;Gate, a hardcore sci-fi/time travel visual novel (all ages) with romantic themes. Steins;Gate was recently released in the USA in English.

Saturday July 26, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 29A
 
Sunday, July 27
 

10:00am PDT

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 PDT
Room 29A

11:00am PDT

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 PDT
Room 29A

12:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 29A

2:00pm PDT

Fund My Comic
Want to get in on the self-publishing revolution and looking for advice on making your new comic a smash success? From crowdfunding your own comic on Kickstarter to self-publishing with comiXology Submit, this panel is for you! John D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder and director of comiXology Submit), Jimmy Palmiotti (superstar creator and multiple-Kickstarter success story), Jamal Igle (creator of the exciting Kickstarted GVN comic Molly Danger), Kel McDonald (creator of the webcomic Sorcery 101 and the successfully Kickstarted Cautionary Fables and Fairytales), and moderator J. K. Parkin (Comic Book Resources) contribute to this nose-to-tail discussion that will show you the tricks of the trade to successfully create, fund, and promote your own comic!

Sunday July 27, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 29A

3:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 29A

4:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 29A
 


Filter sessions
Apply filters to sessions.
  • 1: Programs
  • 2: Anime
  • 3: Autographs
  • 4: CCI-IFF
  • 5: Children's Films
  • 6: Games
  • 7: Portfolio Review
  • 8: Retailers