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July 11 • Wednesday


  6:00pm –  9:45pm 1 Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings Ballroom 20

Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of five of the most highly anticipated TV series pilots of the 2012-13 television season: 666 Park Avenue, Arrow, The Following, Revolution and Cult.

666 Park Avenue -- At 666 Park Avenue, anything you desire can be yours...for a price. Lost's Terry O'Quinn and Desperate Housewives' Vanessa Williams headline this scary, seductive drama from Alloy Entertainment as the owners of a Manhattan apartment building who recruit an idealistic young couple to manage the historic site with a dark history. The series also stars Rachael Taylor (Charlie's Angels), Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters), Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), Mercedes Masohn (The Finder), Helena Mattsson (Iron Man 2), and Samantha Logan (Law & Order: SVU). Matthew Miller (Chuck), David Wilcox (Fringe), Leslie Morgenstein (The Vampire Diaries), Gina Girolamo (The Secret Circle), and Alex Graves (Fringe) are the executive producers. Based on the book series by Gabriella Pierce and from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, 666 Park Avenue will air Sundays at 10/9c on ABC this fall.

Arrow -- From executive producers Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern), Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern), Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe), and David Nutter (Smallville), hard-hitting action series Arrow reinvents the DC hero. After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and a lethal new set of skills that he uses in a war on crime. The series stars Stephen Amell (Private Practice), Colin Donnell (Pan Am), Katie Cassidy (Supernatural), David Ramsey (Dexter), and Willa Holland (The O.C.), with Susanna Thompson (Dragonfly) and Paul Blackthorne (The River). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow will air Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW this fall.

The Following -- Golden Globe winner/Emmy nominee Kevin Bacon (Mystic River) and Rome's James Purefoy star in The Following, a cat-and-mouse thriller from Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries), about a diabolical serial killer (Purefoy) and the psychologically scarred ex-FBI agent (Bacon) called in to stop him. The Following also stars Natalie Zea (Justified), Jeananne Goossen (Alcatraz), Shawn Ashmore (X-Men films), Valorie Curry (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2), Nico Tortorella (Scream 4), Adan Canto (Amar No Es Querer), and Kyle Catlett (Unforgettable), with Maggie Grace (Lost) recurring. Executive produced by Williamson and Marcos Siega (The Vampire Diaries), The Following is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Outerbanks Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television and will air on Mondays midseason on FOX.

Revolution -- What would you do without it all? In Revolution,  an epic adventure thriller from Supernatural's Eric Kr…

  8:55pm –  9:20pm 2 Gokusen Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  9:20pm –  9:45pm 2 Girl's High Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  9:45pm –  10:00pm 2 Polyphonica Crimson S Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina

July 12 • Thursday

  9:00am –  11:00am 6 Pathfinder Role Playing Game Introductory Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
The Pathfinder Role Playing Game puts you in the role of a brave adventurer fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil! Take on the role of a canny fighter hacking through enemies with an enchanted sword, a powerful sorceress blessed with magic by the hint of demon blood in her veins, a wise cleric of gods benevolent or malign, a witty rogue ready to defuse even the deadliest of traps, or any of countless other heroes. The only limit is your imagination! Come by for a quick 2-hour introductory game. Learn how to play the Pathfinder Role Playing Game and learn about Pathfinder Society Organized Play. Length: 2 hours
  9:00am –  1:00pm 6 Pathfinder Society Organized Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Pathfinder Society Organized Play is a constantly evolving mega-campaign enjoyed by thousands of players and the adventures you experience are shared by other players around the world. No experience needed. Drop by and check out this exciting game. In Pathfinder Society Organized Play, you play a member of the Pathfinder Society, seeking fortune and glory all over the face of Golarion—the world of Paizo Publishing's Pathfinder Role Playing Game. At the same time, your characters often find themselves mixed up in the murky politics of Absalom and the nations that seek to control the City at the Center of the World from behind the scenes. You also work for one of these competing factions, each with their own motivations and secret agendas. Length: 4 hours
 10:00am –  10:25am 2 Clamp School Detectives Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:00am –  10:25am 2 Gad Guard Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:00am –  10:25am 2 Someday's Dreamers Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 Comic-Con How-To: Building the Foundation to a Page-Turning Story Room 2
Before you start writing your story, you need a clear idea of where your story is going. Award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake gives you insight into how to create a structure that will become the foundation for your story, as well as provide you with several tools to help you stay organized. From plotting in reverse to a three-act play, this seminar will help you understand how to set the "beats" of your story and how to insure that you hit them, leaving your readers hungry for more.
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 Flesk: Celebrating a Decade of Publishing Room 32AB
Visit with the Flesk team and a quartet of legendary artists for a personal and entertaining hour. Publisher John Fleskes, artists Terry Dodson (Defenders, Uncanny X-Men), Mark Schultz (Xenozoic), Jim Silke (Jungle Girls, Jim Silke Sketchbook), and William Stout (Hallucinations, Inspirations), and moderator Jonathan Leveck (Flesk's director of operations) look back on 10 years of Flesk's line of quality books promoting comics and graphic novels, fantasy, illustration, pinup art, and fine arts. In addition, Flesk will announce its exciting line of new titles coming out in the fall and provide a glimpse into their 2013 schedule.
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 From Fan to Creator: Goal Setting for Creative Types Room 25ABC
Which side of the convention table do you want to be on, professional or fan? And what's keeping you from getting there? If you've been inspired to create something but you're having trouble bringing it into reality, you need to attend this fun and informative goal-setting workshop, designed specifically for the Comic-Con crowd. Douglas Neff (the "Tony Robbins of Geeks") will give you simple and proven tips for achieving what's most important to you. Whether you want to write your own screenplay, draw your first comic, or shoot your independent film, you'll walk away from this workshop with new ideas and useful tools to help you reach your dream.
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 IDW & Hasbro Room 9
Join senior editor John Barber (Transformers: Robots in Disguise), editor Carlos Guzman, and Hasbro's director of global publishing Michael Kelly reveal secrets and upcoming plans for Transformers, G.I. Joe, Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, and more. A new Transformers series will be announced-as well as a new license. Panelists include Larry Hama (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero), Chris Metzen (Transformers: Autocracy), Flint Dille (Transformers: Autocracy), Livio Ramondelli (Transformers: Autocracy), Andrew Griffith (Transformers: Robots in Disguise), Brendan Cahill (Transformers: Robots in Disguise), Mike Costa (G.I. Joe: Cobra), plus surprise guests!
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 Marvel: Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way Room 7AB
You have the talent. You have the imagination. You have the "Go get 'em, Tiger" determination that would make the Bullpen proud. But where do you go from there? Discover the next step in your budding comics career with world-renowned talent scout C. B. Cebulski, artist David Marquez (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man), writer Sam Humphries (Ultimate Comics Ultimates), and others as they give you all the right pointers toward getting a foot in the door at Marvel Comics. Discussing all entry points across every department, this panel is a must for all Marvel hopefuls!
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 Racebending.com: Creating Spaces for Diverse Characters and Representations Room 23ABC
Creators and artists are developing engrossing characters from underrepresented groups. Panelists from different mediums will discuss their creative processes and how can fans support their diversity efforts. Featuring novelist and comic book writer Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men), video game writer David Gaider (Dragon Age), comic book writer Brandon Thomas (Miranda Mercury), showrunner and screenwriter Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman), writer Sarah Kuhn (One Con Glory), and Comic-Con special guest N.K. Jemisin (The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms); moderated by Racebending.com.
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 The Witty Women of Steampunk Room 5AB
The Victorian era was one marked by constraints on behavior, morals and bosoms. When you add a bit of sci-fi to the mix, however, those corset laces begin to loosen. The steampunk genre has allowed a new wave of female creators and personalities to explore how liberating, sexy, and adventurous the age of steam can be. Robin Blackburn (The League of S.T.E.A.M.), Anina Bennett (Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel), Gail Carriger (The Parasol Protectorate Series), Kaja Foglio (Girl Genius), Robin Thorsen (The Guild), and moderator Dina "Lady Steam" Kampmeyer (Steampunk LA) discuss literature, fashion, romance, adventure, and more.
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 Comic-Con Film School 101: Preproduction and Screenwriting Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

Comic-Con Film School is back for another four-day, nuts-and-bolts class on how to make a movie for very little money, using available video technology and desktop post-production software. Whether you're shooting your first zombie short or that story about the leather-clad girl who pilots a steampunk dirigible, this course will take you from script to final product so that you, too, can enter your own movie into the CCI: IFF. This first class covers the specifics of pre-production on the cheap, including screenwriting, casting, scheduling, location scouting, crewing-up, and getting equipment for nothing. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star, Paula Peril-Midnight Whistle), Nick Murphy (writer/director, Pizza and Bullets), Jack Conway (writer/producer, Fear News), Vera Vanguard (producer/star, GothGirl), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica).

 10:00am –  11:00am 6 Illuminati School Room 15A
 10:00am –  11:00am 6 Lord of the Fries Room 15A
 10:00am –  11:00am 6 Munchkin school Room 15A
 10:00am –  11:00am 6 Revolution Room 15A
 10:00am –  11:00am 6 Zombie Dice tournament Room 15A
 10:00am –  12:00pm 6 FANBOY: King of Fighter 13, Side event Room 16B
 10:00am –  12:00pm 6 FANBOY: Mortal Kombat 9, Fighter Room 16B
 10:00am –  12:00pm 7 LEGO Systems, Inc. Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
LEGO Systems, Inc. art directors Rob Johnson, Joe Dinunzio, Toby Dutkiewicz, and Joseph Galluccio will be reviewing portfolios of illustrators, storyboard, comics, and 3D artists as well as copywriters to discover experienced and innovative freelance talent who wish to work on various forms of communication for internal and licensed product lines. The primary focus will be on comic illustrators (ink and color samples, sequentials, and cover art) and 3D artists proficient in MAYA and VRay. Please bring examples of your strongest and most recent work, as well as a business card with your website/online portfolio and contact information.
 10:00am –  12:00pm 7 Oni Press Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Oni Press editors will be reviewing sequential art portfolios from aspiring creators and are looking for line artists and colorists for upcoming projects. Experience the "No Capes! No tights!" portfolio review! Oni Press is a company with focused needs and will not be reviewing portfolios from inkers, cover artists, or superhero-centric illustrators.
 10:00am –  12:00pm 7 Yen Press Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Yen Press senior editor JuYoun Lee will be assessing portfolios for artists interested in working on future original projects. Interested artists should include samples of character designs and stills as well as sequential art in various stages: pencils, inks, and color pages where applicable. Bring as much or as little as you feel reflects your range and style as a comic book artist. Whether you are an artist pitching for a new series or are interested in working on assignment, you are welcome to show off your work!
 10:00am –  1:00pm 6 FANBOY: Modern Warfare 3 FFA, Side event Room 16B
 10:00am –  1:00pm 6 FANBOY: Modern Warfare 3, Shooter Room 16B
 10:00am –  1:00pm 6 Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Thursday Sign-ups Room 17AB
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Adrienne Wilkinson Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Xena: Warrior Princess)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Butch Patrick Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (The Munsters,Lidsville)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Chris Warner Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Sin City, No Country for Old Men)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Cindy Morgan and Bruce Boxleitner Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Cindy Morgan, actor (TRON, Caddyshack) and Bruce Boxleitner, actor (TRON, Babylon 5)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Eric Hennig Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (The Hunger Games,Pitch Perfect)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Kent & Vyxsin Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Actors/models (CBS Amazing Race: All Stars, Lip Service, Hot Topic, Gothic Beauty Magazine)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Marilyn Ghigliotti Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Clerks, Alien Armageddon,Dead and Gone)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Nell Wilson Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Stan Lee's Who Wants to be a Superhero!)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Rich Arons Sails Pavilion - Autographs
producer/director/writer (Tiny Toons, Animaniacs & Freakazoid, Turbie the Turtle-Duck)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Richard LeParmentier Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Star Wars, Superman II, Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Sean Austin Sails Pavilion - Autographs
author (Echo's Revenge: The Ultimate Game)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Terry Naughton Sails Pavilion - Autographs
illustrator/animator (My Personal Panther, My Favorite Giant, The Art of Terry Naughton)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Timothy Patrick Quill Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Army of Darkness, Oz the Great and Powerful)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Trina Parks Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Diamonds Are Forever, Darktown Strutters)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Debi Derryberry Sails Pavilion - Autographs

actor (Jimmy Neutron, Monster High)

 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Drawing Dead Sails Pavilion - Autographs

Colin Cunningham, Doug Jones, Gary Graham, Chris Staviski, Kelly Parks and Johnnie Saiko

 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 [Cancelled] Kathy Garver Sails Pavilion - Autographs

actor (Family Affair, Spider-Man and his amazing Friends)

 10:00am –  2:30pm 7 Arch Enemy Entertainment Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Arch Enemy Entertainment is looking to review the work of illustrators, colorists, letterers, conceptual artists, graphic artists, and animators. They are not interested in looking at inkers at this time. Arch Enemy works with all different genres when it comes to our projects, so be prepared to talk about what you'd love to work on, where your strengths lie, and what best fits your style. Arch Enemy Entertainment is currently working on the digital comic "F-00 Fighters" at USAToday.com. Visit arch-enemy.net for insight into the projects on their slate.
 10:00am –  2:30pm 7 Petrol Advertising Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review

Petrol Advertising, an entertainment advertising agency based in Burbank, California, is reviewing portfolios of both digital and traditional illustrators with strong anatomy skills. They are looking for talented illustrators to join their fast-paced, creative environment. Illustrators will work closely with team members and the creative director to create innovative print campaigns for the video game industry.

 10:00am –  2:30pm 7 [Cancelled] WhatNot Entertainment?! Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review

WhatNot Entertainment?! is interested in animators, specifically those who have worked with After Effects or Maya and have an understanding of timing and performance. A traditional background in animation is desirable. They are also interested in designers: background, props, and character, as well as storyboard artists, along with clean-up and color artists. They are looking to hire for upcoming episodic and feature work. Whatnot?! will be joined by Arsenal Media, a talent management company looking to add to their client base.

 10:00am –  5:30pm 6 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Demos Room 16A
Free to play.
 10:00am –  5:30pm 6 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Open Dueling Room 16A
Free to play.
 10:00am –  7:00pm 6 Pokemon All Day Events: League play Room 14AB
Going on all day. This activity is free -- Bring your deck! If you don’t have a deck, there are decks you can use for the day!
 10:00am –  7:00pm 6 Pokemon All Day Events: Learn how to play! Room 14AB
Going on all day. This activity is free -- Bring your deck! If you don’t have a deck, there are decks you can use for the day!
 10:00am –  7:00pm 6 Pokemon All Day Events: Side events Room 14AB
Going on all day. This activity is free -- Bring your deck! If you don’t have a deck, there are decks you can use for the day!
 10:00am –  7:00pm 7 Committed Comics Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review

Since 1999 Committed Comics has been seeking out dedicated and hungry creators with unique voices and talents. Committed Comics’ Editor in Chief, Thomas Doherty, will again offer the all day (open to close!) portfolio review. Committed Comics is still the only company that has done the all day portfolio review with one single editor and vision.

Committed Comics is actively looking for all facets of the comic book medium (writers, pencilers, inkers, colorist and letterers) though priority is being given to letterers who are able to perform in a professional manner and interested in working right away (please visit our website for more information). Writing submissions and completed series are welcome and will be collected and reviewed off site. Committed Comics is looking for talented creators not daydreamers! For more information please visit www.committedcomics.com for more information.

 10:00am –  8:00pm 6 Evil Steve Must Die Room 15A
 10:00am –  8:00pm 6 Frag Bug Hunt Room 15A
Frag Bug Hunt
 10:00am –  8:00pm 6 Grav-Chariot Racing Room 15A
Grav-Chariot Racing
 10:00am –  8:00pm 6 Malifaux Room 15A
Malifaux demos hosted by the So Cal Malifaux
 10:15am –  11:15am 1 TheOneRing.net: The Truth About The Hobbit Room 6DE
The Hobbit movie is imminent just at the book turns 75. With on-set visits, intrepid reporting, and the pulse of fans worldwide, the TORn staff shred rumors, answer questions, share New Zealand images-but not as part of the official publicity machine. Also featuring a special visual presentation from Weta Workshop and an account of Fandalf traveling the world and (all that is the tip of the iceberg!). Featuring Cliff Broadway (Ringers: Lord of the Fans) and Larry D. Curtis (Hobbit embedded reporter) and additional staff and guests.
 10:25am –  10:50am 2 And Yet the Town Moves Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:25am –  10:50am 2 Gakuen Alice Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:25am –  10:50am 2 Gao-Gai-Gar Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:30am –  11:30am 1 Battlestar: So Say We All Room 6BCF
Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek, Capt Apollo) hosts a 35th anniversary preview panel and fan discussion of the Battlestar universe, politics, philosophy, and 35 year history. Joining Hatch for this exciting BG celebration, roundtable, and Q&A session are Jane Espenson (producer/writer, Battlestar and Caprica), Lili Bordan (actress, Blood and Chrome), Michael Taylor (Battlestar, Caprica, Blood and Chrome), Toni Graphia (Battlestar producer/writer), and Dr Kevin Grazier (science consultant for BSG and Defiance), plus surprise guests.
 10:30am –  11:30am 1 DC: Talent Search Orientation Session 1 Room 4
DCE's VP for art direction and design Mark Chiarello presents an informative orientation session to explain how DCE's Talent Search works and discuss the different needs of the DC Comics, Vertigo, and MAD magazine brands. If you want to learn what DCE looks for in artists and how to improve your chances of becoming a working professional, this is the program for you! To have your work reviewed, attendance at this orientation session is mandatory. (Please note: Not all attendees are guaranteed a one-on-one review.)
 10:30am –  11:30am 1 How to Get News Coverage Room 8
Small press comic publishers: What makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, and interviews, and what doesn't? A lot of publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it, and why they are being overlooked for coverage. Comics journalist Rik Offenberger (First Comics News, Archie Comics) moderates this panel on just what it takes to get coverage, with the comic journalists themselves telling you what they are looking for. Panelists include Alan Kistler (Comic Mix, Newsarama), Chris Thompson (First Comics News), Bryan Young (Huffington Post, Big Shiny Robot), Dan Manser (Diamond), Holly Golightly (BroadSword Comics), Rich Johnston (Bleeding Cool), J. C. Vaughn (The Scoop), Josh Waldrop (M1W Entertainment), Matt Moore (Associated Press), and Heidi MacDonald (The Beat). Find out what it takes to self-promote and make a significant impact on your ability to sell your comic project.
 10:30am –  11:30am 1 Books and Hollywood: Literary Franchises in Television and Film Room 24ABC
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 12:21PM
Authors discuss their work transitioning across various mediums, from screenwriters to novelists turning popular books into hit TV series and Hollywood films. How does the creative process differ when writing a screenplay as compared to a novel? Authors describing the process of adapting novels for the big screen include Rebecca Serle (When You Were Mine), Margaret Stohl (co-author of the Beautiful Creatures series), Scott Speer (Immortal City), Tony DiTerlizzi (The Search for WondLa series), Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz (Colin Fischer), Mike Richardson (president of Dark Horse), Rob Reger, author/creator of Emily the Strange, which is being made into a film by Dark Horse Entertainment for Universal, and Mark Frost (The Paladin Prophecy). Moderated by Geoff Boucher (Los Angeles Times).
 10:30am –  12:00pm 1 Comic Book Law School 101: ABCs for a Savvy and Smart Start (Up) Room 11AB
The business world is overrun with stories of "If only...," too often of the negative variety. It doesn't matter if you're a fan, creator, publisher, distributor, or retailer or operate a business outside of the comic book industry-nearly every business deals with some element of intellectual property on a daily basis. And if you're ready to start a new venture (or you've already started one), you don't want to be caught with your legal pants down. Rushing a new property out the door without the proper IP protections in place invariably proves to be more costly down the road. But don't fret-like a certain Saturday morning cartoon web spinner, the popular Comic Book Law School has arrived just in time, ready to help you by supplying the "ABCs" of legal protections needed for businesses and creators to identify and protect some of their most important assets: intellectual property. Noted IP attorney Michael Lovitz, author of The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, offers this informative program designed to provide a basic legal foundation in intellectual property and related areas, including securing and enforcing your rights, contracts and licensing, fair use, social media, and much more. Up first: the basics of protection and ownership of ideas, inventions, works of authorship, characters, brands, and names, from conception through publication and beyond. Attendees are invited to participate in an interactive discussion about basic rights provided under U.S. copyright and trademark laws, as well as new decisions and changes in the law and how they could affect those rights. And along the way, there will be plenty to learn about the protections, and pitfalls, of the U.S. trademark and copyright systems. Note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and practice tips to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. (This program is approved for 1.5 credits of California MCLE.)
 10:30am –  12:00pm 1 Comics Arts Conference Session #1: Subaltern Counterculture and the Strengths of the Underdog Room 26AB
Antonio Chavarria (Museum of Indian Arts & Culture) and painter Mateo Romero, looking specifically at the "Comic Art Indigene" museum exhibition, discuss the appeal of the "marginal" art of comics to oft-marginalized indigenous people, arguing that, deposited in ethnic or cultural categories, comic and Native art are ethnographic texts, social commentary, commercial enterprise, and ultimately, "fine" art. Sam Cannon (University of Texas at Austin) looks at Daniel Muñoz's detective series El Pantera, analyzing the textual and visual aspects of how Mexico City informs the actions of its own subaltern hero to show that the medium of the comic can uniquely portray the relationship between urban spaces, subaltern subjects, and heroes. Ayanna Dozier (Chapman University) examines the physical and racial identity of the X-Men's Storm, arguing that Storm's personification and physical appearances manage to be a cultural signifier throughout her near 40-year history and emphasizing the importance of what we can learn about our society's cultural practices and traditions through the "body" of Storm. Kane Anderson (University of California, Santa Barbara) uses cyborg theory and questions of the posthuman to ask how cybernetics mediate race in superhero comic book stories. If comics rely heavily on the visual to communicate to the reader, then to what degree can a character half-black/half-chrome be considered black?
 10:45am –  11:45am 1 Epic Games: Fortnite Revealed Room 6A
Host Jessica Chobot (G4TV's X-Play, Attack of the Show) joins legendary developer Epic Games (Gears of War series) as they lift the veil on the new game Fortnite. Teased late last year, attendees will be the very first people in the world to see Fortnite in action. Get inside the minds of Epic Games' design director Cliff Bleszinski and producer Tanya Jessen as they reveal inspirations, gameplay details, and why Fortnite is taking Epic Games in both a classic and all-new direction.
 10:50am –  11:15am 2 Kobato Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:50am –  11:15am 2 Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:50am –  11:15am 2 Squid Girl Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 Bongo Comics/United Plankton Sneak Peek Room 9
Bongo Comics and United Plankton Pictures offer a tantalizing preview of upcoming projects featuring The Simpsons, Futurama, SpongeBob SquarePants, and a few other surprises. Bongo's creative director Nathan Kane, managing editor Terry Delegeane, and art director Jason Ho are joined by intern/fan favorite Louis Lane and Simpsons/Futurama-ologist Bill Morrison for a fun and informative free-for-all. Find out what's in the future for Futurama Comics, what to surmise about Simpsons Comics, and what's next for Bongo in the print world and beyond. Also, Chris Duffy, managing editor of United Plankton Pictures, will dish up some Krabby Patty-infused morsels of what's to come in SpongeBob Comics.
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 Comic-Con How-To: Creating a Character-Driven Story Room 2
All great stories need both a hero and a villain. Award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake gives you the tools you need to create both sides of this opposing force. You will learn to create each in a dynamic way that will capture the hearts of your readers, making them cheer for their triumphs and commiserate with their losses.
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 Filmation and Lou Scheimer: Celebrating a Generation of Animation and TV Heroes Room 23ABC
One of the most successful and groundbreaking television animation studios was Filmation, whose productions shaped Saturday mornings and daytime syndication from the 1960s to the 1980s. From Superman, Batman, and Aquaman to The Archies, from Fat Albert and the Groovie Goolies to the live-action Shazam! and Isis series, up to the groundbreaking He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra Princess of Power, Ghostbusters, and Bravestarr, Filmation created the shows that entertained and educated a generation. Making his final convention appearance is Filmation founder Lou Scheimer, who will reminisce about nearly 30 years of animation magic. Appearing with him are author/animator Darrell McNeil (Hero High, Shazam, Tarzan and the Super 7) director/writer/animator Tom Tataranowicz (He-Man, She-Ra, Bravestarr), and other guests. Bestselling author and documentary director Andy Mangels moderates this celebration of the studio that saved American animation in the 1970s and 1980s and show exclusive clips of never-before-seen Filmation footage. Plus, you can get a sneak peek at the September 2012 book release from TwoMorrows, Lou Scheimer: Creating the Filmation Generation, co-written by Scheimer and Mangels.
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 Nickelodeon: Butt Biting & Magical Mischief! Room 7AB
Meet series creator/executive producer Butch Hartman along with the casts from both The Fairly OddParents and T.U.F.F. Puppy, including Nick talent Jerry Trainor (iCarly) as Dudley Puppy. This year's panel is totally interactive, with the fans interviewing the cast directly, plus a sneak peek from the Nickelodeon live-action movie A Fairly Odd Christmas, along with a chance to win prizes. On hand: Jerry Trainor (voice of Dudley), Tara Strong (voice of Timmy and Poof), Grey DeLisle (voice of Kitty and Vicky), Daran Norris (voice of Chief, Cosmo and Dad), Matt Taylor (voice of Snaptrap), Susanne Blakeslee (voice of Wanda and Mom), and Carlos Alazraqui (voice of Crocker). Moderated by Dana Cluverius, executive in charge for Nickelodeon.
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 Spotlight on Becky Cloonan Room 32AB
Comic-Con special guest Becky Cloonan, one of the most versatile artists in comics today, talks to Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast host) about her career in comics and illustration, collaborating with writers, artists, and musicians, and the dark secrets she learned through 15 years of self-publishing.
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 Twisted Twins: American Mary Room 5AB
Jen and Sylvia Soska (of Twisted Twins Productions and the makers of Dead Hooker in a Trunk) and Todd Masters (of MASTERSFX and make-up effects producer on True Blood) will discuss the use of prosthetics in horror. The Soskas will also address the challenges of working in a male-dominated genre. They will unveil a sizzle reel from their new film American Mary. Paula Lindberg (Ruby in American Mary) will also be on the panel, which is moderated by Beth Accomando (author of the KPBS blog Cinema Junkie).
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 X-Play Room 25ABC
G4's X-Play is TV's longest running and most watched video game show in the galaxy.* Each episode is packed with brutally honest reviews, live demos of the biggest games, and of course intern humiliation. Hosts Morgan Webb, Blair Herter, and Kristin Adams and executive producer Wade Beckett make their triumphant return to Comic-Con and promise a no-holds-barred live panel. They'll take questions from the audience, debut a new comedy short, and give out prizes to a chosen few. This hour of reflection and finger pointing is guaranteed to be a life changing experience.** (*We think. **Probably.)
 11:00am –  12:00pm 6 Cthulhu Dice tournament Room 15A
 11:00am –  12:00pm 6 Give Me the Brain Room 15A
 11:00am –  12:00pm 6 Illuminati Room 15A
 11:00am –  12:00pm 6 Munchkin Booty Room 15A
 11:00am –  1:00pm 6 D&D Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Want to learn how to play D&D 4th edition? We’ll teach you all the basics and send you out on your first adventure! Everything is provided for you, and you can even keep your character. Length: 2 hours
 11:00am –  1:00pm 6 D&D Lords of Waterdeep Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest offering in the D&D board game line with Lords of Waterdeep! This Euro-style resource game casts the players as the Masked Lords of Waterdeep, each recruiting adventurers to complete various quests and achieve their own ends. Length: 2 hours/round
 11:00am –  1:00pm 6 Pathfinder Role Playing Game Introductory Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
The Pathfinder Role Playing Game puts you in the role of a brave adventurer fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil! Take on the role of a canny fighter hacking through enemies with an enchanted sword, a powerful sorceress blessed with magic by the hint of demon blood in her veins, a wise cleric of gods benevolent or malign, a witty rogue ready to defuse even the deadliest of traps, or any of countless other heroes. The only limit is your imagination! Come by for a quick 2-hour introductory game. Learn how to play the Pathfinder Role Playing Game and learn about Pathfinder Society Organized Play. Length: 2 hours
 11:00am –  3:00pm 6 Pokemon “Gotta Catch ’em All” Unlimited Tournament Room 14AB
Prizes for Top Players in Each Tournament. Entry fee may be required. End times are approximate.
 11:00am –  11:00pm 6 D&D Convention Delve: Lair of the Dread Witch Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
In the deep forest, a place of dark power lies, its corruptive influence seeping into the lands beyond its borders. Can you contain the threat of the Dread Witch and stop her rituals before all falls into darkness? A 1st-level D&D convention delve with characters provided. Play as often as you like and earn prizes! Length: 1 hour per adventure.

Thursday: 11:00 am-11:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-11:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-11:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am-3:00 pm
 11:05am –  11:50am 4 Bridges - A Living Graphic Novel Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Captain Saul Bridges was an American bomber pilot in World War II. Just before the end of the war, his plane was shot down over Berlin, but he was saved by two children. Three years later he again crashes in Berlin while dropping supplies and gets caught in the middle of a vicious and deadly gang fight over the goods that are meant for saving the city of Berlin. Presenting filmmaker: Dr. Stephan Warnatsch (screenwriter/painter).
 11:15am –  11:40am 2 Our Home's Fox Deity Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:15am –  11:40am 2 Pani Poni Dash! Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:15am –  11:40am 2 Tytania Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:15am –  12:00pm 1 DreamWorks Animation Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
DreamWorks Animation's chief creative officer Bill Damaschke anchors a diverse group of filmmakers to demo and discuss the artistic ambition and technical innovation that goes into moviemaking at DreamWorks Animation. Moderated by Anthony Breznican from Entertainment Weekly.
 11:30am –  12:30pm 1 DC Comics: Tales from The Dark and The Edge Room 6DE
They're some of the hardest hitting-and strangest-comics anywhere, and this is your chance to find out what's coming up in these DC Comics-The New 52 titles, with editor Pat McCallum and creators Jeff Lemire (Justice League Dark), Rob Liefeld (Deathstroke, Grifter), and Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western).
 11:30am –  12:30pm 1 Mattel and WWE: Get in the Ring! Room 24ABC
If you want to talk about Mattel's WWE action figures with some of the top WWE superstars, don't miss a minute of this exciting panel! Be the first to get a sneak peek at upcoming products and hear exciting announcements about the 2013 line. Join your favorite WWE superstars, along with Mattel toy designers Bill Miekina and Derek Handy, and Mattel's director of marketing Enrique Ruvalcaba for an action-packed Q&A.
 11:30am –  12:30pm 1 Spotlight on Geof Darrow Room 8
Comic-Con special guest Geof Darrow is known for his wildly imaginative and intricately detailed artwork. Geof talks about his comics career, including his current work for Dark Horse, Shaolin Cowboy, in this special spotlight presentaton.
 11:30am –  12:30pm 1 Spotlight on Karl Kerschl (Live-Drawing The Abominable Charles Christopher) Room 4
Comic-Con special guest Karl Kerschl (The Abominable Charles Christopher, Teen Titans: Year One, Assassin's Creed) creates a new episode of his Eisner Award-winning webcomic The Abominable Charles Christopher live on stage, with help from the audience.
 11:30am –  12:30pm 1 Trailer Park Hall H
ADDED: Thu, Jun 28, 02:27PM
A Comic-Con tradition comes home to Hall H! See the latest in trailers from your upcoming soon-to-be-favorite films, including some in that new-fangled 3D contraption (glasses provided, but please give them back as you exit the hall).
 11:40am –  12:05pm 2 K-ON! Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:40am –  12:05pm 2 Maid Sama Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:40am –  12:05pm 2 Tekkaman Blade Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:45am –  12:45pm 1 Stan Lee's World of Heroes Room 6BCF
The legendary Stan Lee introduces his new YouTube channel that tells the stories of heroes, villains, and the fans who love them. In this epic panel, Stan, Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Adrianne Curry (America's Next Top Model), Peter David (The Hulk), Jace Hall (The Jace Hall Show), and Bonnie Burton (Star Wars Craft book) talk about their new shows, debut new episodes and trailers, answer questions from fans, and provide a few Stan Lee surprises.
 11:50am –  12:25pm 4 Europa Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
In 2079, Grant Clarke, a war criminal, will have to jockey his futuristic war sub through the impossible watery terrain of Europa, Jupiter's distant moon. He has to find a mysterious bacterium with the power to decontaminate water from nuclear waste, and save every living creature on Earth. Presenting filmmakers: David Gidali (director), Itay Gross (cinematographer), Gregory Goldman (editor), and Avi Quijada (producer).
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Avatar Press: News and Q&A Room 23ABC
Editor-in-chief William Christensen presents all the fresh news from Avatar Press, the industry's most groundbreaking, risk-taking publisher. Want insight into the hottest titles from such industry luminaries as David Lapham, Garth Ennis, and Alan Moore? Can't get enough Ferals, Stitched, or Crossed? Find out what new terrors and triumphs this rogue publisher will unleash in the months ahead, and get your questions answered.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Beyond: Two Souls: A New Breed of Interactive Storytelling from Writer/Director David Cage of Quantic Dream Room 25ABC
David Cage, the co-CEO of Quantic Dream and writer/director of the 2010 hit Heavy Rain, discusses his latest project, Beyond: Two Souls. David will focus on the concept of creating innovative game play experiences that are woven together with emotion and story. Beyond: Two Souls is prepared to deliver an immersive interactive and cinematic experience based on emotional involvement and interactive storytelling. In developing a unique "interactive drama" to engross the audience, David and his team have introduced the concept of Virtual Performance Capture to videogames, where actors play the entire role in development of the game (from motion capture to dialogue). The session will cover techniques used to create an emotional and compelling experience, focusing on the company's award-winning titles as well as providing a deeper look into their Beyond: Two Souls. IGN.com's Greg Miller moderates with Cage and Academy Award nominee Ellen Page as they explore the "uncanny valley" of bringing realism and emotion to this current project.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Cartoon Network and Dreamworks Animation: DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk Room 6A
Picking up where the critically acclaimed feature film How to Train Your Dragon left off, this weekly animated series follows the continuing adventures of master dragon trainer Hiccup, his faithful dragon Toothless, and his friends on Berk. Dragon training reaches new heights as our heroes unlock secrets about their dragons, explore wild frontiers, and discover new dragon species, all while battling fierce enemies they never dreamed existed. Come get a first look at the series, which premieres this fall on Cartoon Network, and hear from some of the talented dragon trainers who helped bring it to life.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Censorship and the Female Artist Room 11AB
Attacks on women's speech are on the rise in the current cultural climate in realms including politics and pop culture. This panel examines how censorship affects women artists, in realms including library challenges, community dialogue, and the larger cultural conversation. Moderator AdaPia d'Errico is joined by panelists Anina Bennett, Camilla d'Errico, and Olivia for a freewheeling discussion of their experiences with censorship and observations on how women's speech is treated in the cultural conversation.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Comic-Con How-To: How to Better Understand the Sociology Behind Cosplay Room 2
Veteran costume designer and cosplayer Yaya Han leads a stimulating discussion about the many social aspects of cosplay, such as: Why do we cosplay? What does cosplay mean to each of us? Why is there cosplay drama? How has cosplay progressed in the last 10, years and what are the positive and negative aspects? What is the proper etiquette when cosplaying, photographing cosplayers, and socializing with regular attendees? All of these questions will be answered, and more.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Editing Comics the BOOM! Studios Way Room 9
Top creators Sam Humphries (Ultimates, Higher Earth), Grace Randolph (Supurbia, Marvel HER-oes), Caleb Monroe (Ice Age, Steed & Mrs. Peel), and Michael Alan Nelson (Valen the Outcast, 28 Days Later) join BOOM! Studios editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon and editor Dafna Pleban to talk about the ins and outs of creating comics at BOOM! Studios. Don't miss this in-depth look into the editing secrets of one of the comic book industry's leading independent publishers as they discuss editing dos and don'ts.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Spotlight on Bill Amend Room 32AB
Comic-Con special guest and FoxTrot cartoonist Bill Amend reports on his mission to inject as much geekiness as possible into the nation's comics pages. He'll share examples and stories from his 24-year career, discuss how he's adapting to a more digital world, and answer as many audience questions as possible.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Spotlight on N.K. Jemisin Room 7AB
Comic-Con special guest N.K. Jemisin is the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-nominated author of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, The Broken Kingdoms, and The Kingdom Of Gods (The Inheritance Trilogy). She's also a counseling psychologist, a biker, and a feminist/anti-racist blogger, and she'll talk about all those things along with her work in this spotlight panel.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 The Pitching Hour Room 5AB
Jermaine Turner (director, Disney/ABC Cable Networks Group), Ted Biaselli (VP, The Hub Network), Jill Sanford (director, Disney original series TV animation), Derek Hoffman (VP, Donner Co.), Valerie Alexander (screenwriter), Carina Schulze (Chatrone), Charlie Chu (editor, Oni Press), Lindsay Rostal (game producer, The Odd Gentlemen), Jennie Kong (VP, Miller PR), and your moderator Dan Evans III (freelance development exec, Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters) will take an idea from conception through production for various media. This process will include creating a pitch document, obtaining agents, and getting a pitch meeting. The panelists will explain, through hypothetical example and humorous stories, the process that new creators should adopt to make their way through the creative battleground of the entertainment industry. Knowing that each project is unique, there will be a Q&A to allow the audience to really hone in on the solutions to obstacles they may encounter. Also on hand is Brendan McFeely (IP lawyer, Kane Kessler) to give creators insight on protecting their ideas as they navigate Hollywood.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Comics Arts Conference Session #2: Once More, with Comics: How the Whedon Universes Continue in Comic Book Form Room 26AB
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 06, 02:32PM
Authors Katrina Hill (Action Movie Freak, GeekNation.com), Jennifer K. Stuller (Ink-StainedAmazon, GeekGirlCon), and Traci Cohen (CSU-Sacramento) examine how comic books and graphic novels provide a new form of media adaptation in which the graphic novel form furthers the canon or official continuity of television series as sequels to the original material. Creator Joss Whedon's television universes enjoy new life in print (e.g. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9). Sharing their own thoughts on these Whedon comic book follow-ups are comic book writer/actress Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow and Tara), writer/producer Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Torchwood), writer Chris Gage (Angel & Faith), editors Scott Allie (Dark House) and Mariah Huehner (IDW), and actors Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bring It On) and Tom Lenk (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cabin in the Woods).
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Machinima: The Future of Entertainment Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 11:05AM
Machinima has become one of the most talked about entertainment destinations in the world. Serving over 1.6 billion video views a month, the network has established itself with quality content and passionate viewership and is now considered the leading brand for the gaming generation. Don't miss out on this panel with exclusive footage from Machinima's new channel, Machinima Prime, which focuses on thrilling episodic content, including the much anticipated tentpole series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. Be a part of mind-blowing discussions on the next wave of content creation and the new development paradigm. Hear from big talent within the Machinima Network, such as Reckless Tortuga, The Creatures, the creators of Sanity Not Included, and Action Figure Therapy, as well as the director, producers, writers and creators behind Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 3 Books in Hollywood Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Rebecca Serle, Margaret Stohl, Scott Speer, Tony DiTerlizzi, Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Mike Richardson, Mark Frost
 12:00pm –  2:00pm 6 Munchkin: Bites Room 15A
 12:00pm –  2:00pm 6 Nanuk Room 15A
 12:00pm –  2:00pm 6 Ninja Burger Room 15A
 12:00pm –  2:00pm 6 Revolution Room 15A
 12:00pm –  2:00pm 6 Spanc Room 15A
 12:00pm –  2:00pm 7 Hermes Press Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Hermes Press' art director and publisher will be reviewing portfolios of pencilers and inkers. They would also like to talk to writers (scripters) and anybody who has original projects. They will only meet with those who have a portfolio with actual samples (at a minimum one sample of a cover and at least five interior pages and samples of breakdowns). For writers they require sample scripts and pitches.
 12:00pm –  3:00pm 7 Dark Horse Comics Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Dark Horse Comics is looking for professional-caliber work focusing on sequential art for comic books. They want to see those whose work is ready for a professional assignment. If you're an aspiring artist looking for a general skill assessment, they unfortunately do not have time at this show for that kind of review. Story proposals will not be reviewed: see the Dark Horse website for submission guidelines.
 12:00pm –  4:30pm 3 Herbert Jefferson Jr. Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Battlestar Galactica, T.J. Hooker)
 12:00pm –  4:30pm 3 Richard Hatch Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Battlestar Galactica)
 12:00pm –  11:55pm 6 MAGIC: All Day: 'Go Infinite' Booster Draft Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$15. When eight players are registered, those players each receive 3 Magic boosters and draft (start Friday, we will have Magic 2013 packs). Single elimination. Pack prizes 1st = 4 packs and a free entry into any Magic event at this convention, 2nd = 4 packs, and 3rd & 4th = 1 pack.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
 12:00pm –  11:55pm 6 MAGIC: All Day: Beginners League Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Free (once per day). Randomly receive a special mono-color deck. Play casual games all day with beginners for the fun of it.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
 12:00pm –  11:55pm 6 MAGIC: All Day: Commander League Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$25 for the entire weekend. Receive a Commander Deck when you register. Play casual matches with other Commander League players all weekend. Earn a Magic card after every match, win or lose.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
 12:00pm –  11:55pm 6 MAGIC: All Day: Magic Intro Pack League Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$15 for the entire weekend. Receive a 2013 Intro Pack (deck) when you register. Play casual matches with other Intro Pack League players all weekend. Earn a Magic card after every match, win or lose.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
 12:00pm –  11:55pm 6 MAGIC: All Day: Planechase 2012 League Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$20 for the entire weekend. Receive a Planechase 2012 Edition pack (deck) when you register. Play casual matches with other Planechase 2012 League players all weekend. Earn a Magic card after every match, win or lose.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
 12:00pm –  11:55pm 6 MAGIC: Standard Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Free for all paid Magic league players. Standard format. 4 rounds. Booster pack prizes based on attendance.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
 12:05pm –  12:30pm 2 Arakawa Under the Bridge 2 Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:05pm –  12:30pm 2 Gasaraki Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:05pm –  12:30pm 2 Kekkaishi Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:25pm –  1:05pm 4 Dead Grass Dry Roots Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
A peaceful cattle rancher must overcome his cowardice in order to save the life of a young man condemned to hang. Presenting filmmakers: Gabe Hohreiter (director), John Negropontes (producer), Marlena Feehery (production designer), and Simon Carmody (editor).
 12:30pm –  12:55pm 2 Aria the Natural Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:30pm –  12:55pm 2 Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:30pm –  12:55pm 2 Rozen Maiden: Ouverture Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:30pm –  1:30pm 1 iVerse Media: New Frontiers in Digital Comics Room 24ABC
iVerse and ComicsPlus host an entertaining and engaging dialogue on what the future holds for digital comics, especially as it relates to creators, publishers, retailers, librarians, and, not the least of all, readers. Special guest Mark Waid (Thrillbent, Daredevil) joins Michael Murphey (iVerse, ComicsPlus), Mike Pellerito (Archie Comics, Red Circle), Filip Sablik (Boom! Studios, Witchblade), and Josh Elder (Reading with Pictures), along with other industry thought leaders and professionals to discuss and debate what's just over the digital horizon...and the opportunities for everyone who has a stake in the industry. Moderated by iVerse director of business development Steve May.
 12:30pm –  1:30pm 1 Spotlight on Mark Schultz's Unlikely Career Room 4
Comic-Con special guest Mark Schultz (Xenozoic, Various Drawings, Prince Valiant) ventures on a journey over the rugged terrain of his career as a visual storyteller. Ably assisted by John Fleskes (Flesk Publications), Mark will focus on his creative process, his inspirations and influences, and commercial realities. Also featured will be views of upcoming Storms at Sea and Xenozoic projects. Comfortable footwear is recommended.
 12:30pm –  2:30pm 6 FANBOY: Skull Girls, Side event Room 16B
 12:30pm –  2:30pm 6 FANBOY: Street Fighter x Tekken, Fighter Room 16B
 12:45pm –  1:45pm 1 MAD Screening and Q&A Room 6DE
It's a MAD world, we just laugh in it. The magazine you tried to hide from your parents is an animated series on Cartoon Network. Now in its third season, this series from Warner Bros. Animation is inspired by the country's bestselling humor magazine, MAD, and features animated parodies, crazy commercials, pretend promos, and classic gags. Take a peek behind the MAD curtain and learn what goes into bringing the funny to your television every week. Back to bring more laughs this year are series producers Kevin Shinick (Crank Yankers) and Mark Marek (Robot Chicken), along with Peter Girardi, senior vice president of series and alternative animation at Warner Bros. Animation. Join this hilarious panel for a sizzle reel recapping all the laughs from season two as well as a sneak peek at what's in store for the show this season. MAD airs Mondays at 8:45/7:45c on Cartoon Network.
 12:45pm –  1:45pm 1 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2 Hall H
Summit Entertainment presents a sneak peek at the highly anticipated conclusion of The Twilight Saga films. This is a must-see for fans interested in the story's final chapter. You will be shown exclusive footage from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2 and be treated to a cast and filmmaker Q&A session providing details on the epic finale.
 12:55pm –  1:20pm 2 A-Channel Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:55pm –  1:20pm 2 Gun X Sword Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:55pm –  1:20pm 2 Shrine of the Morning Mist Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 100th Anniversary of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars Room 8
He wrestled lions, poachers and ran through fire barefoot without a stunt-double or CGI. Actor Ron Ely will discuss filming Tarzan in the jungles of Latin America with writer Mark Evanier and Burroughs illustrator Tom Yeates. Also featuring David Lemmo, co-author of the new book, Tarzan: His First 100 Years. How Ancient Literature Became Modern Mythology and Created an Ape-Man Mecca in Southern California, coming from Angel City Press in 2013.  Plus a 100-years of Tarzan and John Carter slide show included.
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 CBLDF Master Session: Gilbert Shelton Room 11AB
With his creations The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, Fat Freddy's Cat, and Wonder Warthog among others, Comic-Con special guest Gilbert Shelton is a master of establishing iconic characters and presenting them in scenarios that underscore his expressive cartooning abilities. Get a rare glimpse into the drawing process of this master of the Underground Comix movement, hosted by Tom Spurgeon of The Comics Reporter. The pieces created in this Master Session will be auctioned off at CBLDF's Art Auction on Saturday night.
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 Dark Horse: Powered by Creators-An In-Depth Look at the Best in Creator-Owned Comics Room 23ABC
Just over 25 years ago, Dark Horse arrived with a different agenda than any other publisher in comics. The young company was founded on the belief that comics creators should have the option to retain the rights to their own work, and today it continues to be a highly fertile breeding ground for new characters and concepts. Self-publishing sensation Sam Humphries introduces Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson, along with a cast of top talent from around the industry. Expect exclusive announcements, and much, much more!
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 DC Collectibles Room 5AB
Action figures, statues, busts, PVC figures . . . DC Collectibles has them all-and more. The DC Collectibles crew, including DCE chief creative officer Geoff Johns, executive director for creative services Kevin Kiniry, director of creative services Jim Fletcher, DCE co-publisher Jim Lee, artist Amanda Conner, and sculptors Jean St. Jean and Phil Ramirez explain how they come up with so many great products and what's coming up from comics' top makers of awesome collectibles.
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 Marvel: House of Ideas Room 7AB
Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology while bringing you what you've come to love? Well, this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news from chief creative officer Joe Quesada on what's happening on the Marvel Comics App, Marvel Dot Com, and Marvel's vast social media presence in this don't-miss panel.
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 New Crusaders: Welcome to Red Circle Room 9
The future of superhero comics has arrived in San Diego! The New Crusaders have blazed a new trail for comics-digital and print-and this is your chance to learn what's next for the most compelling comic heroes in decades. Join the Red Circle Comics brain trust of Paul Kaminski (executive director of editorial), Mike Pellerito (president), Alex Segura (executive director of publicity and marketing), and incoming New Crusaders artist Alitha Martinez as they discuss the formation of the digital-first New Crusaders series, upcoming print initiatives and storylines, and a few jarring surprises. Panel attendees will receive an exclusive New Crusaders limited-edition sketch cover signed by the panelists.
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 Progressive Politics in Comics Room 32AB
Can comics still inspire real-world change? Susie Cagle (AlterNet), Cecil Castellucci (The Year of the Beasts), Shannon Watters (Adventure Time), Stan Mack (Taxes, the Tea Party, and Those Revolting Rebels: A History in Comics of the American Revolution), and a surprise guest or two discuss the history and future of politically progressive comics with moderator Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics).
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Celebration Room 6BCF
It's hard to believe that the world's greatest fighting game franchise is 25 years old. Find out about the worldwide Street Fighter 25th Anniversary plans which include the ultimate Street Fighter tournament series, the feature-packed Collector's Set, and more. Experience the exclusive features in the PS Vita and iOS versions of Street Fighter X Tekken and battle on the go. A few lucky fans will be selected to take part in the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Trivia Contest hosted by Tomoaki Ayano (Street Fighter X Tekken producer) and Yoshinori Ono (Street Fighter Series executive producer) to win awesome prizes or face incredible shame before all of Street Fighter fandom. Plus, some surprises!
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 Trailblazers of Comics Room 25ABC
Comic-Con special guests Lynn Johnston and Kate Beaton represent the best of contemporary cartooning. With beginnings outside of the traditional mainstream or indie comic industry, each built a loyal following of fans with serialized comics on their own terms. The Beat's Heidi MacDonald addresses the origins of each artist's career, the financial reality of doing comics for a living, and the craft of producing a serialized comic.
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 Voltron: Form Blazing Fans! Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
The classic animated TV series and toys that introduced the world to wild robot lions and a giant combining hero returns to SDCC. Celebrate Voltron memories with some of the Defender's biggest fans, including Alex Albrecht (Diggnation, Project Lore podcast), Rob Bricken (ToplessRobot.com), Clare Grant with Team Unicorn (Geek and Gamer Girls), and other secret celeb guests. Plus an update on the live-action movie produced by Atlas Entertainment (The Dark Knight Rises); exclusive comic book reveals and announcements from VIZ Media with Traci Todd (senior editor, VIZ Media), Brandon Thomas (writer, Voltron, Dynamite Entertainment); and Voltron Classics toy info from Mattel's Scott Neitlich (marketing manager, MattyCollector.com). Win big Voltron prizes, "Form the Head" with Voltron and be ready to share your own Voltron story.
  1:00pm –  2:30pm 1 Comic-Con How-To: Advanced 3D/CG Comic Art Room 2
Comic book creator/editor/writer/penciler/inker/colorist Brian Haberlin demonstrates advanced 3D and computer graphics comic art techniques that will speed up and improve your storytelling. Digital pioneer and guru to much of the graphic arts/comics community, Haberlin is also the tutorial creator for international magazines such as 3DWorld, Imagine FX, and Photoshop User and is owner of Digitalarttutorials.com.
  1:00pm –  2:30pm 1 Comics Arts Conference Session #3: Teaching with Comics Room 26AB
Lisa Vizcarra (Carquinez Middle School) argues that, after years of teaching using comics and graphic novels, students' interest in comics is waning. Teachers interested in comics may have to incorporate gaming and other technologies to keep comics in the classroom. Jeff Brain (San Francisco State University, Del Mar Middle School) presents one possible approach to this blend, describing a classroom unit, tailored to the Childhood Internet Protection Act (CIPA), that channels current technology news stories into stories pitting student-created superheroes against teacher-created supervillains, with consistent instruction in using digital imaging, reference photos, comic book lexicon and conventions combined with character development and storytelling structure. Rob Weiner (Texas Tech University) and Carrye Smya (Texas Tech University) discuss their multimedia creation of short "text-to-movie" movies as supplements to their Introduction to Library Research class, as well as a mini-textbook in graphic novel format with some of the concepts conveyed as sequential, using both animation and comics to provide an engaging learning environment for students.
  1:00pm –  5:00pm 6 MAGIC: 4-Pack Sealed Deck Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$20. Receive 4 Avacyn Restored booster packs and construct a 30-card deck. 4 rounds. First place wins a Magic 2013 uncut sheet (may require a single elimination playoff).

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
  1:05pm –  1:40pm 4 GoldenBox Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Using their training from GoldenEye 007 for the N64, two best friends must break into a shipping facility to steal back a mysterious package and hope their friendship can survive the adventure. Presenting filmmakers: Matt MacDonald (writer/director), Chris Hayes (American Warships), and Johnny Wactor (Army Wives).
  1:15pm –  2:15pm 1 Not with a Bang, with a Bite Room 6A
Great prophets, religious scriptures, and scientific evidence points to an apocalypse in 2012...but these authors envision the end of the world in the form of a zombie pandemic. With their decaying, disintegrating, and sometimes flesh-eating tendencies, zombies have lurched their way into science fiction and fantasy novels and are here to stay. Doomsday takes on a whole new meaning when losing limbs and lumbering across the earth are involved. Learn how to survive everything from zombie invasions to viral zombie infections from panelists Jeyn Roberts (Dark Inside), Michael Spradlin (Blood Riders), Mira Grant (Blackout), Diana Rowland (Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues), Stephen Blackmoore (City of the Lost), Dana Fredsti (Plague Town), Susan Dennard (Something Strange and Deadly), and Max Brooks (World War Z), led by John Hornor Jacobs (This Dark Earth).
  1:20pm –  1:45pm 2 Bakuman Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  1:20pm –  1:45pm 2 Fairy Tail Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  1:20pm –  1:45pm 2 Psychic Squad Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  1:30pm –  2:30pm 1 Hasbro: Transformers Brand Room 24ABC
Aaron Archer (vice president, Hasbro Design) and Jerry Jivoin (director, Global Transformers Brand) discuss the hottest Transformers topics including the Transformers Prime and Transformers Rescue Bots TV series, action figures, video games, comics, theme park rides and more. Attendees will also get sneak peeks at upcoming action figures and brand news. Jerry and Aaron will also host some Q&A for your burning Transformers questions. Roll out!
  1:30pm –  2:30pm 1 Self-Publishing: Exploring the E-Frontier Room 4
The best time in the history of the world to be a writer is today. Mark O'Bannon (author of The Dream Crystal), E. C. "Feo Amante" McMullen Jr. (author of the science fiction collection Perpetual Bullet), Jimmy Diggs (freelance writer for Star Trek DS9 and Voyager), and Marc Scott Zicree (Space Command, Star Trek TNG and DS9, Babylon 5, Sliders, The Twilight Zone Companion) show you what it takes to self-publish your book or film. Join them and discover a new golden age for writers and filmmakers. Moderated by O'Bannon.
  1:30pm –  2:30pm 3 Bill Amend Sails Pavilion - Autographs
cartoonist (FoxTrot)
  1:30pm –  2:30pm 3 Tracy Hickman Sails Pavilion - Autographs
author (Batman: Wayne of Gotham)
  1:30pm –  4:30pm 6 FANBOY: Halo Anniversary Ed, Shooter Room 16B
  1:30pm –  4:30pm 6 FANBOY: Halo FFA (Free for All), Side event Room 16B
  1:40pm –  2:00pm 4 Wolf Dog Tales Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
The ancient ones believe that each animal has a special gift - a power. Among animals the wolf is said to be the great teacher. Inspired by ancient tales of animal wisdoms, this film takes us on a journey to the world of the Wolf Dog, who answers some of life's greatest questions, reminding us of the many things we can learn from animals. Presenting filmmaker: Bernadine Santistevan (director/writer/producer).
  1:45pm –  2:10pm 2 Dirty Pair Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  1:45pm –  2:10pm 2 Fushigi Yugi Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  1:45pm –  2:10pm 2 K-ON! Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  2:00pm –  2:20pm 4 Don't Be Nervous Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Johndace, an obese Edwardian boy, attempts to play fetch with his dog. Presenting filmmaker: Peter Gulsvig (writer/director/producer).
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 Before and After: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Star Trek: The Next Generation's Journey into High Definition Room 7AB
Star Trek: The Next Generation fans are finally getting their wish, with all seven seasons of the beloved series being retransferred into high-definition. Star Trek: The Next Generation-The First Season will be released on July 24, and the team behind the project will give fans an insider's look at how the original film elements were transferred into high-definition and how the visual effects were painstakingly re-created from the source material to look better than ever before. Robert Meyer Burnett moderates the panel, which includes Roger Lay, Jr. (producer/director, Blu-ray), Mike and Denise Okuda (project consultants), David S. Grant (vice president, multimedia, CBS Television Distribution), Ryan Adams (director, multimedia, CBS Television Distribution), Craig Weiss (creative director, CBS Digital), Eric Bruno (lead compositor), and Wade Felker (film transfer technician).
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 Creating Comics the comiXology Way Room 11AB
ComiXology has not only transformed the industry in making digital comics available everywhere, but they have also created the foundation for comic storytelling to be expressed in new ways. Originally created to artfully display comics on small screens, comiXology's revolutionary Guided View reading technology has evolved to dramatically change how comic stories are being told. From early experiments like Box 13, Valentine, and Power Play to more recent efforts like Marvel's Infinite Comics, comiXology's Guided View has ushered in a new era in comic book creation. Join comiXology co-founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts and Power Play artist Reilly Brown as they show you the ins and outs of creating comics using the Guided View tools and discuss comiXology's plans for these tools.
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 DC Comics: Batman: Beyond the Night of Owls Room 6DE
Gotham City's Night of the Owls may be over-but the fallout will affect Batman's hometown for years to come! Find out what's on the horizon for the Dark Knight and his crimefighting cohorts in this panel featuring Batman group editor Mike Marts, with Chris Burnham (Batman, Incorporated), Tony Daniel (Detective Comics), David Finch (Batman: The Dark Knight), Kyle Higgins (Nightwing), Gregg Hurwitz (Batman: The Dark Knight), Gail Simone (Batgirl), Scott Snyder (Batman), J. H. Williams III (Batwoman), and others.
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 Image Comics Presents Room 23ABC
Some of Image Comics' most exciting new creators assemble to talk about their new work and life as independent comics creators. Join these rising star creators for a lively conversation, and discover your favorite new creators and titles. Panelists include: Tim Daniel (Enormous), Jim McCann (Mind the Gap), Sina Grace (Li'l Depressed Boy, Not My Bag), Ales Kot (Wild Children), Michael Moreci (Hoax Hunters), and Kurtis Wiebe (Green Wake, Peter Panzerfaust, Debris), with moderator Sarah deLaine.
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 Inside the Shadow Show: Ray Bradbury's Lasting Impact on Literature, Comics, Film, and Beyond Room 5AB
Literary legend Margaret Atwood (The Handmaiden's Tale) and acclaimed horror and fantasy writer Joe Hill (Heart-Shaped Box) are joined by Sam Weller (The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury) and internationally acclaimed horror writer Mort Castle (The Strangers), the co-editors of Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury to reflect on the deep and lasting impact of Bradbury on their work, literature, comics, cinema, and beyond. Moderated by Chris Ryall, CEO and editor-in-chief of IDW Comics.
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 Make Toons That Sell without Selling Out Room 25ABC
Meet Bill Plympton, "The King of Indie Animation," and learn about his new "how to" Focal Press book, Make Toons That Sell Without Selling Out. Learn the secrets behind cartoon production as Bill breaks down how to make a career outside the world of corporate animation. Also, Bill will screen some of his recent work, including Tiffany the Whale, his re-imagining of Winsor McCay's classic short The Flying House, and clips from his upcoming feature, Cheatin'. And everyone who attends will receive a free Bill Plympton drawing!
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 Malibu Comics Retrospective Room 32AB
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Ultraverse, just one legacy of Malibu Comics, the groundbreaking independent publisher that also brought us Image Comics, Men in Black, and hundreds of original, creator-owned properties. Malibu founders Scott Rosenberg (president, Malibu Comics), Dave Olbrich (publisher), Tom Mason (VP, Marketing), and Chris Ulm (editor-in-chief) offer a lively discussion hosted by comics blogger Paul O'Connor (www.longboxgraveyard.com). Learn about Malibu's place in comics history and their forward-looking attitude toward creator's rights. Hear the war stories, ask your questions, and see rarities from the Malibu vaults.
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 Power Rangers: 20 Years and Beyond Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Saban Brands and Shout! Factory officially kick off the 20th anniversary celebration of Power Rangers with a discussion featuring Elie Dekel (president, Saban Brands), Paul Schrier ("Bulk"), and other on-screen talent and members of the creative team. Moderated by Brian Ward (DVD producer of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series), the panel will dive into the origin and evolution of the Power Rangers franchise, including the long-awaited debut of the series on DVD and the show's resurgence on Nickelodeon with Power Rangers Super Samurai and much more!
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 Spotlight on Jim Silke Room 9
With a career that spans comics, movies, design, and fine art, Comic-Con special guest Jim Silke has done it all. Silke talks about his past, present, and future work in this Spotlight event.
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 The Sergio and Mark Show Room 8
An annual Comic-Con tradition! The folks who give you Groo the Wanderer on occasion will tell what's up with Groo and their other projects and will entertain you with glorious anecdotes and silly stories. Those folks are celebrated cartoonist Sergio Aragonés, his co-conspirator Mark EvanierUsagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai, and the hardest-working man in comics, Tom Luth.
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 3 Holliston Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Corri English, Laura Ortiz and Dave Brockie - "Oderus Urungus"
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 6 Awful Green Things demos Room 15A
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 6 Munchkin: Axe Cop Room 15A
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 6 Munchkin: Zombie Room 15A
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 6 Zombie Dice tournament Room 15A
  2:00pm –  4:00pm 6 D&D Adventures Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Did D&D Learn to Play whet your appetite for more adventure? Come join you're fellow 4th edition gamers at a table of low-stress and high-fun play. Pick from any retired season of D&D Encounters have fun taking on one encounter after another. Play through a whole season in one weekend. Plus, collect Renown Points and trade them in for prizes! Length: 2 hours
  2:00pm –  4:00pm 6 D&D Dungeon Command Tournament Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest D&D miniatures game as you take on the role of a commander, sending a warband to battle the forces arrayed against you. Dungeon Command features themed miniature factions designed to play as unified war bands, in a game eliminating luck-driven mechanics in favor of player-driven skill, creativity, and quick thinking. Play one of the first two factions to be released, and if you defeat your opponents, you can earn victory points. Players with the most victory points at the end of the tournament on Sunday will win prizes! Length: 2 hours/round
  2:00pm –  4:00pm 6 D&D Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Want to learn how to play D&D 4th edition? We’ll teach you all the basics and send you out on your first adventure! Everything is provided for you, and you can even keep your character. Length: 2 hours
  2:00pm –  4:00pm 6 D&D Lords of Waterdeep Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest offering in the D&D board game line with Lords of Waterdeep! This Euro-style resource game casts the players as the Masked Lords of Waterdeep, each recruiting adventurers to complete various quests and achieve their own ends. Length: 2 hours/round
  2:00pm –  4:00pm 6 D&D Rise of the Underdark: The Sun Never Rises Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Her Radiance Dareen Travaskyr has led the Temple of Lathander’s Light for many years, making it a source of good and civilization in the otherwise wild Daggerdale. When the priestess received a vision urging her to create a powerful icon against an impending darkness, she employed a group of adventurers to complete her divinely inspired tasks. But evil has spies everywhere. Now, the party of heroes might be the only thing standing between forces bent on a grisly fate for the temple's inhabitants. Length: 2 hours
  2:00pm –  4:00pm 6 Pathfinder Role Playing Game Introductory Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
The Pathfinder Role Playing Game puts you in the role of a brave adventurer fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil! Take on the role of a canny fighter hacking through enemies with an enchanted sword, a powerful sorceress blessed with magic by the hint of demon blood in her veins, a wise cleric of gods benevolent or malign, a witty rogue ready to defuse even the deadliest of traps, or any of countless other heroes. The only limit is your imagination! Come by for a quick 2-hour introductory game. Learn how to play the Pathfinder Role Playing Game and learn about Pathfinder Society Organized Play. Length: 2 hours
  2:00pm –  5:00pm 7 Smorgasbord Productions Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Smorgasbord Productions specializes in 2D Flash animation. Clients include Attack of the Show along with original properties such as Supa Pirate Booty Hunt and Mad Beanz! They are primarily looking for talented animators, storyboard artists, and concept artists. Comic book portfolios will be reviewed to a lesser extent.
  2:00pm –  6:00pm 6 MAGIC: Modern Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Free for all paid Magic league players. Modern format. 4 rounds. Booster pack prizes based on attendance.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
  2:00pm –  6:00pm 6 Pathfinder Society Organized Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Pathfinder Society Organized Play is a constantly evolving mega-campaign enjoyed by thousands of players and the adventures you experience are shared by other players around the world. No experience needed. Drop by and check out this exciting game. In Pathfinder Society Organized Play, you play a member of the Pathfinder Society, seeking fortune and glory all over the face of Golarion—the world of Paizo Publishing's Pathfinder Role Playing Game. At the same time, your characters often find themselves mixed up in the murky politics of Absalom and the nations that seek to control the City at the Center of the World from behind the scenes. You also work for one of these competing factions, each with their own motivations and secret agendas. Length: 4 hours
  2:00pm –  6:00pm 6 Pokemon Modified Tournament (Sanctioned) Room 14AB
Prizes for Top Players in Each Tournament. Entry fee may be required. End times are approximate.
  2:00pm –  7:00pm 6 Tekken Tag Tournament 2 - Thursday Room 17AB
  2:05pm –  3:05pm 1 Walt Disney Studios: Frankenweenie, Oz The Great and Powerful, and Wreck-it Ralph Hall H
Walt Disney Studios hosts a Q&A panel featuring the imaginative director of Frankenweenie, Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland); a special look at the world of Oz The Great and Powerful with director Sam Raimi (Spider-Man trilogy); and the illustrious voice cast of Walt Disney Animation Studios' Wreck-It Ralph, including John C. Reilly (Step Brothers) and Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program), and director Rich Moore (Futurama).
  2:10pm –  2:35pm 2 Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  2:10pm –  2:35pm 2 Wagnaria!! Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  2:10pm –  3:00pm 2 Broken Blade Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  2:15pm –  3:15pm 1 Blizzard Entertainment Product Showcase Room 6BCF
Love Diablo, World of Warcraft and StarCraft? Join Chris Metzen (Blizzard Entertainment SVP, story and franchise development) and a team of esteemed guests as we reveal never-before-seen licensed products and plans for 2012/2013. Talk to the designers, writers and artists themselves as we dig into Mega Bloks, novels, comics, statues and more. Panel and Q&A session moderated by Kat Hunter (host of Blizzcon coverage on DIRECTV).
  2:15pm –  3:15pm 1 USA Network's Psych Ballroom 20
Psych returns to Comic-Con for a fourth consecutive year, with a fan-focused event that will invite the audience to be not just viewers, but active participants. Psych-O fans can look forward to a hilarious and uncensored experience with the creative team behind the hottest fake psychic detective agency on TV. Psych stars James Roday (Shawn Spencer), Dulé Hill (Burton "Gus" Guster), Maggie Lawson (Juliet O'Hara), Tim Omundson (Carlton Lassiter), Kirsten Nelson (Chief Karen Vick), and Corbin Bernsen (Henry Spencer), along with Psych producers Steve Franks (creator/executive producer), Kelly Kulchak (executive producer), and Chris Henze (executive producer) will dedicate the afternoon to answering fan questions and interacting with the audience, sharing secrets & stories from the set in this "chat" with 4,250 of their closest fans. Attendees will see video clips produced exclusively for Comic-Con, a never-before-seen "first look" at the Season 7 episodes currently in production, and a taste of Psych's milestone 100th episode, "100 CLUEs".
  2:20pm –  2:45pm 4 Dziad I Baba Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Two soul mates struggle with opposing fears of death and loneliness in this short dark comedy based on an old Polish fable by Józef Ignacy Kraszewski. Presenting filmmaker: Basia Goszczynska (director/producer).
  2:30pm –  3:30pm 1 Captain Action Returns Room 24ABC
The original superhero action figure returns with an all-new toy line. Joe Jusko (Comic-Con special guest), Steven E. Gordon (Wolverine & the X-Men), Tom Tatarnowicz (Biker Mice from Mars), Nick Barrucci (publisher, Dynamite Comics). J. C. Vaughn (publisher, Overstreet Comics Book Price Guide), Mike Murphy (Round 2 Toys), Joe Ahearn (Captain Action), and Julius Marx (Action Figure Insider) discuss the upcoming toys, offer sneak peeks at upcoming releases, and announce surprising new initiatives. Moderated by Ed Catto (Captain Action).
  2:30pm –  3:30pm 1 ComicBase User Group Meeting Room 4
Peter Bickford and other key folks from the ComicBase team showcase the latest features and additions to ComicBase, the world's premiere software for comic book collectors. The panelists will allow lots of time for you to ask questions about the program and its sister site, Atomic Avenue, and best of all, lots of giveaways in return to answers on comic book trivia questions.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm 1 Comics Arts Conference Session #4: The Dark Knight Rises: Is Batman Broken? Room 26AB
He's strong, smart, and heroic. He's the Dark Knight we want on our side, but is Batman also out of his mind? Caught between Catwoman and Bane as Christopher Nolan's Batman movie trilogy comes to its end, will Batman break? Psychologists Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) and Robin Rosenberg (The Psychology of Superheroes, What's the Matter with Batman?) discuss Bruce Wayne's relationships, strengths, weaknesses, and potential diagnoses and ask executive producer Michael Uslan (The Dark Knight Rises), comic book writers Len Wein (Batman) and Steve Englehart (Detective Comics), and Catwoman herself, actress Lee Meriwether (Batman: The Movie), exactly how healthy it is for an orphaned billionaire to spend his nights fighting crime while dressed like a bat. Does the Dark Knight have bats in his belfry?
  2:30pm –  3:30pm 1 MTV's Teen Wolf Room 6A
Cast members Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Crystal Reed, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden and Colton Haynes, along with executive producer Jeff Davis, present an exclusive first-look at a new episode, followed by a Q&A session. Stay for the don't-miss world premiere trailer of MTV's upcoming scripted comedy series The Inbetweeners.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm 3 Not with a Bang, with a Bite Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Jeyn Roberts, Michael Spradlin, Mira Grant, Diana Rowland, Stephen Blackmoore, Dana Fredsti, Susan Dennard, Max Brooks, John Hornor Jacobs
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Clare Kramer Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Megaspider)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Danielle Rayne Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Portal: No Escape)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Giorgio A. Tsoukalos Sails Pavilion - Autographs
host/consulting producer/publisher (Ancient Aliens-The Series, Legendary Times Magazine)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Irwin Keyes Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (House of 1000 Corpses, Intolerable Cruelty)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Jasper Cole Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (MacGruber)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Jeffrey Breslauer Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Terminal Kill, Doctor Who: A Survivor's Triangle)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Jim Kelly Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Afro Ninja, Enter the Dragon)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Josie Lee Sails Pavilion - Autographs
model/actor (Playstation, Playboy, Justice on the Border)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Nalini Krishan Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Star Wars Attack of the Clones)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Neil Kaplan Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Naruto: Shippuden, Marvel: Iron Man-Anime)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Olivia d'Abo Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (The Wonder Years, Justice League: Doom)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Reggie and Gigi Bannister Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Reggie Bannister, actor (Phantasm I-IV, Bloody Bloody Bible Camp) and Gigi "Fast Elk" Bannister, actor/SFX/producer (Phantasm IV, Bloody Bloody Bible Camp)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Richard Anderson Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (The Six Million Dollar Man, Dynasty)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Larry Thomas and Mitzi Donahue Sails Pavilion - Autographs

Larry Thomas, actor (Seinfeld, Not Another B Movie) and Mitzi Donahue, executive producer/director/actor (The Process, Silk Stalkings)

  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 [Cancelled] David Winning Sails Pavilion - Autographs

director (Lost Girl, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, XIII)

  2:30pm –  7:00pm 7 eigoMANGA Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
eigoMANGA artists and editors from comic book publications Rumble Pak and Sakura Pakk are reviewing submissions for original manga or manga-inspired works to be published in their line of graphic novels and anthology magazines
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 7 LAIKA Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
LAIKA is seeking to review portfolios of experienced storyboard, concept, character and vizdev artists with animated feature film, television, or commercial industry experience.
  2:35pm –  3:00pm 2 Oreimo Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  2:35pm –  3:00pm 2 Rental Magica Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  2:45pm –  3:10pm 4 Red Princess Blues: Genesis Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
A 12-year-old girl finds herself in a strange country looking for her father. When a bookstore owner takes her in, she discovers mysterious items and The Tainted Novel, slowly beginning her journey to vengeance. Presenting filmmakers: Chris Velasco (composer) and Alex Ferrari (writer/director).
  3:00pm –  3:25pm 2 Outlaw Star Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  3:00pm –  3:25pm 2 Puella Magi Madoka Magica Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  3:00pm –  3:25pm 2 Toradora! Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 1982: It was 30 Years Ago Today-Greatest Geek Year Ever! Room 5AB
It's time to stand up and cheer the greatest geek year ever-three decades later-and the editors of Geek Magazine and guests are here to tell you all about it on this nostalgic trip down memory lane in which they go back to the future. Geek editors Jeff Bond and David E. Williams are joined by screenwriter Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), director Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise, The Hills Run Red), writer Steve Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Transformers: The Series), Steve Kriozere (V.I.P., Elvis Van Helsing), Bill Hunt, Todd Doogan and Dr. Adam Jahnke (The Digital Bits, Geek), and Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, Femme Fatales, Castle) to discuss the year that gave us Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Blade Runner, E.T., Tron, Poltergeist, Conan: The Barbarian, The Road Warrior, The Thing, Liquid Sky (Liquid Sky? Really?!?), The Sword and the Sorcerer, Diner, 48 Hours, Dexy's Midnight Runner's "Come On Eileen" and many more. What's your favorite? And can 2012 possibly compare? You be the judge. On second thought, they'll be the judge. Moderated by Geek Magazine (geekexchange.com).
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 Comic-Con How-To: Living and Creating in the DeviantART World with Yuumei Room 2
With the rise of the digital age and social networking, sharing your art is like never before. Artists are no longer tied to the will of a publisher or gallery to get their work seen. However, finding your way in this brave new world can be a daunting task. But fear not! This panel will show you how easy it is to get started, find inspiration, make new discoveries, and establish yourself in the world of DeviantART.
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 Comics: Digital Color for Comics Room 11AB
Every month your favorite comic books must be colored before going to press, but just how are they colored? Learn about the creative art of comic book coloring as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (World's Finest) and Kristy Miller (SpongeBob SquarePants) demonstrate the step-by-step transformation of a comic book page from black and white to full color. Learn the basics of flatting, rendering, color holds, and special effects, along with top digital coloring tips. Q&A session.
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 Graphic Novels: The Bookstore Crowd Room 23ABC
The comics world looks at "mainstream comics" as the superhero crowd, the ones available in comic book stores every Wednesday. But the real mainstream comics and graphic novels are in bookstores and created by a whole different crowd, one that lacks, for the most part, capes, powers, and spandex. Comics journalist Tom Spurgeon (comicsreporter.com) talks to Comic-Con special guests Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant!), Alison Bechdel (Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama), Brecht Evens (The Making of), Jennifer and Matthew Holm (Babymouse series), Nate Powell (Any Empire), and Jason Shiga (Empire State) about their popular graphic novels that appeal to a more diverse audience in bookstores all over the world.
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 Hungry for Dystopia Room 25ABC
With the skyrocketing popularity of The Hunger Games, dystopian literature has been creating major waves in the media. What attracts these authors to explore the concept of a totalitarian future that possibly awaits us all? Anna North (America Pacifica) leads the discussion with panelists Neal Shusterman (Unwind trilogy), Lissa Price (Starters), Paolo Bacigalupi (The Drowned Cities), Michael Grant (BZRK), Daniel H. Wilson (Amped), Gennifer Albin (Crewel), and Marie Lu (Legend trilogy).
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 I Can't Write, I Can't Draw, But I Love Comics! Room 32AB
Just because you missed out on the writing and drawing genes doesn't mean there isn't a place for you in the comics, animation, and gaming industries. Companies still need managers, publishers, producers, directors, mo-cap and voice-over actors, game masters, and programmers. Panelists Scott Agostoni (manager of comic creators and comics expert), animation/motion capture supervisor Derron Ross (Blur Studio), gaming CEO Mike Fischer (Square Enix), composer Jeremy Zuckerman (Legend of Korra), sound designer Benjamin Wynn (Avatar the Last Airbender), and film/mo-cap actor Joseph Gatt (J.J. Abrams' Star Trek 2), will alert you to some of these careers and tell you how to find your niche. Moderated by Susan Karlin (Fast Company).
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 IDW's Artist's Editions: What's Next? Room 9
Editor Scott Dunbier answers questions about the Eisner Award-winning series from IDW. If you are a fan of original art, this is the panel for you: one hour of talking about what you want to see as an Artist's Edition, and just gabbing about great art in general. Plus there will be a few fantastic announcements of forthcoming books.
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 The Two Editors Panel Room 8
Sid Jacobsen was the editor at Harvey Comics starting in the early 1950s, overseeing their successful line including the many titles featuring Casper the Friendly Ghost and Richie Rich. Victor Gorelick has worked for Archie Comics for over 50 years in a variety of roles, including art director and editor-in-chief, supervising Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and the whole Riverdale mob. What does it take to get all those books to press every week for decades and decades? Find out when moderator Mark Evanier grills these two men who between them have probably edited more comic books than you'll ever read.
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 VIZ Media Panel Room 7AB
Get the latest updates and exciting news from VIZ Media staff on your favorite manga and anime. You'll also get the scoop on new acquisitions, upcoming releases, and projects VIZ has yet to announce. Get in line early and get a chance to win prizes!
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 Hotel Transylvania Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
UPDATED: Thu, Jun 28, 03:04PM
Animation superstar and 12-time Emmy nominee Genndy Tartakovsky, who previously created Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Sym-Bionic Titan and Star Wars: Clone Wars, makes his directorial debut this year with Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania. Join Genndy for an exclusive sneak peek at footage from Hotel Transylvania and an exciting look behind the scenes of this very unique project, which boasts a hilarious voice cast.
Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of his best friends -- Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more -- to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis's 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 6 Car Wars demo Room 15A
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 6 Munchkin: Firefly Room 15A
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 6 Ogre demo Room 15A
  3:00pm –  4:30pm 3 Jordan Hart Sails Pavilion - Autographs

author/illustrator (Steel Rainbow: The Legendary Underground Guide to Becoming an '80s Rock Star)

  3:00pm –  5:00pm 6 FANBOY: Marvel vs Capcom, Side event Room 16B
  3:00pm –  5:00pm 6 FANBOY: U. Marvel vs Capcom 3, Fighter Room 16B
  3:00pm –  5:00pm 7 Zenescope Entertainment Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review

Zenescope Entertainment is a top ten comic book publisher and are actively looking for artists to work on their upcoming titles. Zenescope will have their art director, Anthony Spay, on hand to review portfolios for cover artists, interior artists, as well as colorists to work on upcoming Zenescope titles. They are primarily looking for sequential pages, but will also review other work (pinups, cover art, etc.) Don't miss out of your opportunity to become a part of one of the hottest indie publishers in the industry.

  3:00pm –  6:00pm 7 Cartoon Network Studios Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Cartoon Network Studios produces several animated favorites, including Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Problem Solverz, Generator Rex and Ben 10. Cartoon Network's purpose in participating in the review area is to give you feedback in preparing your portfolio for submission in the animation industry. They strongly encourage those with action, comedy, and comic backgrounds to submit their portfolio for review. Remember to sign up early, as reviewers were unable to meet last year's demand. While representatives are always happy to hear from fans, they ask that only artists serious in pursuing a career in animation and who have taken the time to compile a portfolio targeted to that goal sign up for time. Please remember that less is more, and pick only your best work to show. It is recommended that you show samples spotlighting the position you want to pursue (i.e., character design, storyboard, etc.).
  3:00pm –  7:00pm 6 MAGIC: Two-Headed Giant Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$30 per team. Each two-player team receives 8 booster packs to build two 40-card decks. 4 rounds. First place wins a Magic 2013 uncut sheet for each player on the winning team; additional booster pack prizes based on attendance.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
  3:15pm –  4:15pm 1 DC Entertainment-All Access: DC NOW! Room 6DE
At DC Entertainment, there's never been a better time to be a comics fan. Come to this all-access panel and find out what some of DC's top talent is looking forward to, with Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre), Geoff Johns (Justice League, Green Lantern, Aquaman), Rob Liefeld (Deathstroke, Grifter, Savage Hawkman), Scott Lobdell (Teen Titans, Superboy, Red Hood and the Outlaws), Francis Manapul (Flash), Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western), Scott Snyder (Batman, Swamp Thing) and others.
  3:15pm –  4:15pm 1 Low Budget/Big Genre: Making it Fun Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

Script developers, producers, writers, and actors discuss lower-budget genre movies and some of the tools they use to make them so much fun that people keep coming back for more. Panelists include writer/director Eric Forsberg (Syfy, The Asylum, Active Entertainment), Micho Rutare (development executive, The Asylum), actress Gabriel Womack (Triassic Attack, Copperhead), Mark Beltzman (Re-Animator, the Musical), Karen Goodman Forsberg (producer and co-founder, Big Bear Horror Film Festival), and Bill Lundy (writer, Silent Warning, Alien Siege on SyFy; head of Scriptwriters Network).

  3:25pm –  3:50pm 2 Gin Tama Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  3:25pm –  3:50pm 2 Hayate the Combat Butler Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  3:25pm –  3:50pm 2 Legend of the Legendary Heroes Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  3:25pm –  4:25pm 1 CZ12 Hall H
Jackie Chan & JJ Productions Limited are happy to bring you Jackie Chan's upcoming classical full-action feature movie CZ12, which is produced and directed by Jackie Chan. The movie stars Jackie Chan, Kwone Sang Woo and with a special guest appearance by Oliver Platt. It is filmed in multi-territories including China, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vanuatu, Australia, and  Latvia. Trailers will be presented and a Q&A will be held for the film.
  3:30pm –  4:30pm 1 Assassin's Creed III: Live Stage Demo Room 6BCF
Meet Connor, the newest Assassin in the legendary franchise and the spark that will ignite the American Revolution into a full blaze. See for the first time a live demo of Boston, a bustling port city on the brink of revolution, presented by Alex Hutchinson (creative director). Experience the epic scale and scope of Assassin's Creed III with footage of the frontier, colonial cities, and naval battles on the open seas. Witness Connor unleash lethal new skills and weapons in a stunningly realistic open world made possible by the Ubisoft-AnvilNext gaming engine. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the famous Assassin's Creed III Steelbook made by one of the world's preeminent and well-respected comic book artists, Alex Ross, and get a peek inside the mind of creative director Alex Hutchinson in a Q&A featuring a guest host.
  3:30pm –  4:30pm 1 FUNimation Sneak Peek: Mass Effect: Paragon Lost and Coming Soon Room 24ABC
A very special look at Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, a new animated feature based on the world of EA and BioWare's Mass Effect games, in addition to some exclusive looks at new series coming soon from FUNimation, one of the North American leaders in anime.
  3:30pm –  4:30pm 1 Spotlight on Tim Bradstreet: 25 Years on the Edge of Fantastic Illustration Room 4
Comic-Con special guest Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher Max, Hellblazer, Vampire: The Masquerade) discusses his career in RPGs, comics, and film. Join Tim for this onstage interview and Q&A session moderated by Tom Racine (Tall Tale Radio).
  3:30pm –  4:30pm 1 The Future of Superhero Studies Room 26AB
Superhero scholarship has exploded over the past few years. Professors Ben Saunders (CCI 2012 special guest and author of Do the Gods Wear Capes?) and Charles Hatfield (author of the Eisner Award-nominated Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby) invite you to join them for a frank, free-spirited discussion of superhero studies: its history, challenges, and possibilities. What has been done in the field, what can be done, and where do we go from here?
  3:30pm –  4:35pm 1 Beauty and the Beast Ballroom 20
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 03, 05:13PM
Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) and Jay Ryan (Terra Nova), along with executive producers Jennifer Levin (Without a Trace), Sherri Cooper (Brothers and Sisters), Brian Peterson (Smallville) and Kelly Souders (Smallville discuss the new CW fall show: a modern adaptation of the beloved fairy tale. Centering on Catherine Chandler (Kreuk), a tough-minded NYPD homicide detective, who is haunted by witnessing her mother's murder nine years ago and the murderer's quick demise at what she perceived to be the hands of a beast. After years of searching, Catherine finally discovers the beast is Vincent Keller (Ryan), a survivor of a military experiment that went disastrously wrong and left him in hiding to lead a secret life. Join the cast and producers for an exclusive viewing of the first episode, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dalton Ross (assistant managing editor, Entertainment Weekly).
  3:30pm –  6:00pm 7 Space Goat Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Space Goat's international Comic Art Talent Search comes to San Diego. Space Goat is the comic industry's premier talent agency and production studio. Their clients get jobs at Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, IDW, Top Cow, BOOM! Studios, and other top publishers. Are you ready to get serious about a career creating comic art? If you have professional quality samples, Space Goat can help. Space Goat wants to see comic book story pages in pencil, pencil & ink, or color. They are not interested in a portfolio full of pinup art. They want to see professionals looking for better jobs and talented artists ready to be professionals.
  3:45pm –  4:45pm 1 The Walking Dead Room 6A
UPDATED: Fri, Jun 29, 08:27AM
The bestselling, award-winning comic The Walking Dead has been a critical and commercial success -- and its TV adaptation on AMC holds its own weight as a record-setting juggernaut. Join creator/writer Robert Kirkman and series artist Charlie Adlard for a rare sit-down, where they will discuss the past, present, and future of the decade's most talked about zombie phenomenon. A Q&A will follow the conversation between the visionary collaborators.
  3:50pm –  4:15pm 2 Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu! Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  3:50pm –  4:15pm 2 Tales of the Abyss Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  3:50pm –  4:20pm 2 Dirty Pair Flash Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  4:00pm –  5:00pm 1 Abrams ComicArts Room 9
For over 60 years Abrams has been the premiere art book publisher. With the launch of Abrams ComicArts in 2009, the tradition of excellence continues with award-winning original graphic works by Derf Backderf, Brian Fies, Jason Shiga, and Kazu Kibuishi, as well as monographs on such seminal creators as Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Daniel Clowes, and Jaime Hernandez. Charles Kochman (editorial director) and Sheila Keenan (senior editor) talk about current ComicArts titles; the exciting fall list, including Economix by Michael Goodwin and Dan Burr, The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song by Frank M. Young and David Lasky, and Mars Attacks; and give sneak peeks at upcoming titles such as Out of Line: The Art of Jules Feiffer, Barry Deutsch's Hereville Book 2: How Mirka Met a Meteorite, Bazooka Joe from Topps, William Stout's Legends of the Blues, Good Riddance: A Graphic Memoir of Divorce by Cynthia Copeland, and Darryl Cunningham's What the Frack? Lies, Hoaxes, Scams, and Other Science Tales; as well as news about what's coming next from Dave McKean, Frank Cammuso, Laura Lee Gulledge, Kazu Kibuishi, and others.
  4:00pm –  5:00pm 1 Abstract Studio: Terry Moore Room 23ABC
Don't miss fan favorite Terry Moore as he discusses his new hit horror series Rachel Rising, his acclaimed sci-fi series Echo, and exciting plans for the 20th anniversary celebration of his epic series Strangers in Paradise! Terry will fill you in on all the latest news and then open the floor for the ever-popular Q&A.
  4:00pm –  5:00pm 1 Archaia: How to Effectively Pitch a Story Room 32AB
In this interactive panel, Archaia editors and creators will offer their advice to aspiring comic book creators on how to better pitch their story. First, the audience will be asked to suggest an occupation, a setting, and a character motivation (e.g., a dead zoologist in Hell trying to get out), then nine volunteers will be chosen and broken up into three teams of three. An Archaia editor or creator will be assigned to each team, and the team will go outside the room to come up with a quick pitch for a story. Meanwhile, a fourth Archaia editor will put on a presentation outlining the dos and don't's of pitching for the rest of the audience. After 15 minutes, each team will make their presentation, "pitching" it to the audience, who will ultimately vote to choose the one they like the best. The winning team will get a prize pack of Archaia hardcover books. With Archaia editor-in-chief Stephen Christy, chief creative officer Mark Smylie, publisher Mike Kennedy, and writer Josh Ryan (Syndrome).
  4:00pm –  5:00pm 1 Character Design in Entertainment: From Script to Sculp Room 7AB
When it comes to behind-the-scenes special features and "The Art of Making..." reference books for movies, gaming, and entertainment, oftentimes we only get a brief glimpse of what went into the design of a production. Leading creature and concept designer Neville Page (Avatar, Star Trek, Tron, Super 8, and most recently Prometheus) goes in-depth about the specificity of character development, from script interpretation to full design execution, referencing select work from some of the spectacular films he has worked on. You will not only see the final resolve, but the roughest of sketches. A thorough Q&A will be a big part of the presentation.
  4:00pm –  5:00pm 1 Perspective for Illustration: Inventing Backgrounds and Harmonizing the Figures to the Environment Room 11AB
Have you ever struggled to get your characters to line up with the environment? Do you rely entirely on photos to help you draw a background? This workshop focuses on the perspective or deep space design of the illustrated moment and how to design rich, meaningful backdrops to the story you are telling. There will be a plethora of professional tips and shortcuts to getting around the intricate work involved in setting up a complex perspective grid, including scaling, detailing, and the illusion of depth both in black and white or sketch media and full color. In addition there will be a lecture on the perspective of the figure, how to keep it harmonized with the environment it is drawn into as well as how to keep it lens correct in the composition. Bring your pads and draw along, take notes and elevate your art skills.
  4:00pm –  5:00pm 1 Spotlight on Andy Mangels Room 8
Bestselling author and Comic-Con special guest Andy Mangels has been extraordinarily active in the entertainment field for 28 years: as a pop culture journalist, as a comic book writer and editor, as the author of over 20 books, as an award-winning special features producer and documentary director/writer, as the man behind raising over $136,000 for domestic violence shelters with his Women of Wonder Day charity events, and as a respected panelist at Comic-Con for 25 years! Now, Andy sits down with interviewer Roger Klorese for a look at his career and discusses writing for almost every major licensing company, his renowned social and humanitarian activism, and having the most famous moustache in comicdom. Plus, find out about his book from TwoMorrows, Lou Scheimer: Creating the Filmation Generation, and what's next for Andy! Questions from audience members will be welcome.
  4:00pm –  5:00pm 1 Time Travel: Science Fact or Science Fiction? Stuff You Should Know With Josh and Chuck Room 5AB
Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant, hosts of the Top 10 iTunes podcast Stuff You Should Know, lead a discussion about time travel with some very special celebrity guests for a live-from-Comic-Con taping of their podcast. Josh and Chuck will present an exclusive sneak peek at the pilot for their new Science Channel series Stuff You Should Know, based on the wildly popular podcast that generates more than one million downloads per month, as well as limited edition Comic-Con exclusive giveaways from Science Channel.
  4:00pm –  5:00pm 1 Wilfred: Screening and Q&A Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings) stars as Ryan, a young man struggling unsuccessfully to make his way in the world until he forms a unique friendship with Wilfred, his neighbor's canine pet, played by Jason Gann (The Wedge), who co-created and starred in the Australian version of Wilfred in 2007. While everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, Ryan sees a crude and surly man in cheap dog suit.  Elijah and Jason join Wilfred co-stars Fiona Gubelmann (Don't Trust the B** in Apt 23), and Dorian Brown (Roommates) as well as showrunner/executive producer David Zuckerman (Family Guy) and executive producer/director Randall Einhorn (The Office) to discuss bringing this unique live-action comedy to life.
  4:00pm –  5:00pm 1 Womanthology Room 25ABC
One woman's (Renae De Liz) question on Twitter became a fully realized all-female graphic novel anthology in under a year. A legion of supporters helped fund Womanthology: Heroic through a considerably successful Kickstarter campaign, and recently IDW announced the continuation of Womanthology as an ongoing series, starting with Womanthology: Space. Meet some of the more than 170 creators who made the book happen: Trina Robbins (The Brinkley Girls), Kelly Turnbull (Ugly Americans Season 1), Jean Kang (In Every Heart a Masterwork), Bonnie Burton (You Can Draw Star Wars), Ma'at Crook (Womanthology), Cassandra James (The Gathering), Jolene Houser (Dusk Vol. 2), Jody Houser (Everwell), and editor Mariah Huehner (Womanthology). Moderated by Womanthology contributor Barbara Kesel (TokyoPop's Legends of the Dark Crystal).
  4:00pm –  5:00pm 1 Comic-Con How-To: Don't Break In, Break Out! with Dave Elliot and Bob Self Room 2
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 02, 04:50PM
DeviantART offers the world a different publishing perspective for content creators, one that may open your eyes to the prospects of the creator's potential in a larger world. Bob Self and Dave Elliott discuss the future for creators with Techgnotic, Chris Copeland, Jeff Wamester and Yummei.
  4:00pm –  5:30pm 3 E. L. James Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Author (Fifty Shades of Grey)

Drawing for Line Tickets to be held Thursday at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area
  4:00pm –  6:00pm 6 D&D Adventures Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Did D&D Learn to Play whet your appetite for more adventure? Come join you're fellow 4th edition gamers at a table of low-stress and high-fun play. Pick from any retired season of D&D Encounters have fun taking on one encounter after another. Play through a whole season in one weekend. Plus, collect Renown Points and trade them in for prizes! Length: 2 hours
  4:00pm –  6:00pm 6 D&D Dungeon Command Tournament Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest D&D miniatures game as you take on the role of a commander, sending a warband to battle the forces arrayed against you. Dungeon Command features themed miniature factions designed to play as unified war bands, in a game eliminating luck-driven mechanics in favor of player-driven skill, creativity, and quick thinking. Play one of the first two factions to be released, and if you defeat your opponents, you can earn victory points. Players with the most victory points at the end of the tournament on Sunday will win prizes! Length: 2 hours/round
  4:00pm –  6:00pm 6 D&D Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Want to learn how to play D&D 4th edition? We’ll teach you all the basics and send you out on your first adventure! Everything is provided for you, and you can even keep your character. Length: 2 hours
  4:00pm –  6:00pm 6 D&D Lords of Waterdeep Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest offering in the D&D board game line with Lords of Waterdeep! This Euro-style resource game casts the players as the Masked Lords of Waterdeep, each recruiting adventurers to complete various quests and achieve their own ends. Length: 2 hours/round
  4:00pm –  6:00pm 6 D&D Rise of the Underdark: The Sun Never Rises Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Her Radiance Dareen Travaskyr has led the Temple of Lathander’s Light for many years, making it a source of good and civilization in the otherwise wild Daggerdale. When the priestess received a vision urging her to create a powerful icon against an impending darkness, she employed a group of adventurers to complete her divinely inspired tasks. But evil has spies everywhere. Now, the party of heroes might be the only thing standing between forces bent on a grisly fate for the temple's inhabitants. Length: 2 hours
  4:00pm –  6:00pm 6 Pathfinder Role Playing Game Introductory Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
The Pathfinder Role Playing Game puts you in the role of a brave adventurer fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil! Take on the role of a canny fighter hacking through enemies with an enchanted sword, a powerful sorceress blessed with magic by the hint of demon blood in her veins, a wise cleric of gods benevolent or malign, a witty rogue ready to defuse even the deadliest of traps, or any of countless other heroes. The only limit is your imagination! Come by for a quick 2-hour introductory game. Learn how to play the Pathfinder Role Playing Game and learn about Pathfinder Society Organized Play. Length: 2 hours
  4:00pm –  7:00pm 6 Pokemon New Players Tournament Room 14AB
Learn everything you need to know about playing in a tournament! Prizes for Top Players in Each Tournament. Entry fee may be required. End times are approximate.
  4:00pm –  8:00pm 6 MAGIC: Legacy Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Free for all paid Magic league players. Legacy format. 4 rounds. Booster pack prizes based on attendance.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
  4:15pm –  4:40pm 2 Bleach Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  4:15pm –  4:40pm 2 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 2 Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  4:20pm –  4:30pm 4 Doll Parts Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
A serial killer picks up a pale, shivering girl on the road. Once he has his victim gagged and bound, he looks to finish the job. But things don't go as planned; the girl isn't human, and now the prey has become the predator.
  4:20pm –  4:45pm 2 Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  4:30pm –  4:40pm 4 The Killing Game Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
In an abandoned warehouse, two men find themselves playing a desperate game of survival for their very lives against a menacing hitman with a mysterious agenda.
  4:30pm –  5:30pm 1 Bringing Comics to Life in the Library Room 26AB
Five super-librarians discuss how they have reached readers of all ages through comics-based library programming. Hear about developing shared collections, get valuable resources and craft ideas, learn to schedule author visits, and more. They'll cover all the nitty-gritty of programming in school and public libraries from the inside out. Featuring Jack Baur (Berkeley Public Library, reviewer for No Flying No Tights), Jessica Lee (Willard Middle School), Scott Robbins (Toronto Public Library, author of A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics), Susan Rodgers (Palo Alto Public Library), and Eva Volin (Alameda Free Library, reviewer for No Flying No Tights).
  4:30pm –  5:30pm 1 Marvel: Next Big Thing Room 6DE
The Marvel Universe is where the biggest comic stories happen-so wouldn't you like to be the first to know what Marvel has planned? Get the latest news on Marvel's plan for their biggest heroes and villains, with some surprises along the way! Editor Sana Amanat, editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, Marvel talent scout C. B. Cebulski, and others answer all your burning questions while giving you a sneak peek at the future of Marvel.
  4:30pm –  5:30pm 1 Masters of the Web Room 24ABC
The annual gathering of some of the most prominent and influential film pundits on the web discuss the film industry, writing for film online, film fandom, and a whole lot more. Moderated by star of the new Lionsgate film Dredd, Karl Urban (Star Trek, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King), with special surprise cast members from the film. Panelists include Mike Sampson (ScreenCrush.com), Jen Yamato (MovieLine.com), Mali Elfman (ScreenCrave.com), Erik Davis (Movies.com), Steve "Frosty" Weintraub (Collider.com), Grae Drake (Fandango.com), Jenna Busch (Cocktails with Stan Lee), and Edward Douglas (ComingSoon.net), and hosted by John Campea (AMC Theatres). AMC is generously providing free movies passes to all attendees of the panel this year!
  4:30pm –  5:30pm 1 Spotlight on Mike Carey Room 4
DC Vertigo editor Shelly Bond interviews Comic-Con special guest Mike Carey (The Unwritten, X-Men Legacy) about his career in comics, his other writings, and the future projects he's got lined up for 2013 and beyond. With Q&A.
  4:30pm –  5:30pm 3 Hungry for Dystopia Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Anna North, Neal Shusterman, Lissa Price, Paolo Bacigalupi, Michael Grant, Daniel H. Wilson, Gennifer Albin, Marie Lu
  4:30pm –  5:30pm 3 Kate Beaton Sails Pavilion - Autographs
cartoonist (Hark! A Vagrant!)
  4:30pm –  5:30pm 3 Workaholics Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm, Kyle Newacheck, Kevin Etten, Jillian Bell
  4:40pm –  5:05pm 2 Gokusen Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  4:40pm –  5:05pm 2 Himawari Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  4:40pm –  5:05pm 4 Cabine of the Dead Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
When an ordinary man gets stuck in a phone booth on the night when the dead return to life, he decides to call his close relations to ask them for help. Presenting filmmakers: Vincent Templement (director), Alice Brunel (co-producer), and Adrien Pallatier (actor).
  4:40pm –  5:45pm 1 Cracking the Case with Sherlock Holmes and Watson: A Behind-the-scenes Look at CBS's New Series Elementary Ballroom 20
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 03, 05:16PM
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle introduced the world to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson over 120 years ago. This fall on CBS, the dynamic duo gets a modern-day makeover cracking cases in contemporary New York City. Brilliant investigator Sherlock, played by Jonny Lee Miller (Dexter), is a recent rehab graduate paired with his worst nightmare: sober coach Joan Watson, played by Lucy Liu (Charlie's Angels). Together, Sherlock's unique detective skills and Watson's medical expertise make a formidable force capable of solving the NYPD's most impossible cases. Be the first to see the premiere episode of the new television series, followed by a panel discussion with series stars Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu and executive producers Robert Doherty and Carl Beverly, moderated by Entertainment Weekly assistant managing editor Dalton Ross.
  4:45pm –  5:10pm 2 The Girl Who Leapt Through Space Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  4:45pm –  5:45pm 1 The Expendables 2-Real American Heroes Hall H
Sylvester Stallone and the legendary cast of the sequel to 2010's smash hit film preview the real-deal muscles, weapons, skills, and explosions that went into making a film even bigger and badder than the original. Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren, Jean Claude Van Damme, and Arnold Schwarzenegger will join the panel discussion.
  4:45pm –  5:45pm 1 The Fiction of Halo 4 Room 6BCF
Halo 4 heralds the return of one of gaming's most iconic heroes, the Master Chief, in a new, epic sci-fi saga. Expanding and enriching the narrative, 343 Industries, with very special panelists, share how the development of stories across the Greg Bear Forerunner saga, the Karen Traviss Kilo-Five trilogy, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, Halo 4 Campaign and Halo Infinity Multiplayer have become connective tissue for Halo 4. Don't miss the exciting premiere of the Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn trailer as well as Q&A with special guests. Panelists include Brian Reed, franchise writer; Armando Troisi, narrative director, 343 Industries; Brien Goodrich, cinematic director; Stewart Hendler, director (Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, Whisper, H+); Todd Helbing, writer (Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, Spartacus, Smallville); and Aaron Helbing, writer (Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, Spartacus, Smallville). Moderated by Frank O'Connor, franchise development director, 343 Industries.
  5:00pm –  6:00pm 1 Archer: Screening and Q&A Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
This animated half-hour comedy revolves around the spy agency known as the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and the lives of its self-involved employees. Series creator Adam Reed (Sealab 2021) and the show's voice actors discuss their daunting and enigmatic work of espionage, reconnaissance missions, wiretapping, and undercover surveillances-which are all actually unmitigated occasions for the ISIS staff to undermine, sabotage, and betray each other for personal gain. Panelists include H. Jon Benjamin (Bob's Burgers) as the highly skilled yet incredibly vain master spy "Sterling Archer," Aisha Tyler (The Talk) as Archer's fellow agent and ex-girlfriend "Lana Kane," Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live) as the easily intimidated comptroller-turned-ISIS-agent "Cyril Figgis," Judy Greer (Arrested Development) as the loquacious secretary "Cheryl Tunt," and Amber Nash (Frisky Dingo) as the discordant director of human resources for ISIS "Pam Poovey."
  5:00pm –  6:00pm 1 Blu-ray Producers 2012 Room 5AB
Bill Hunt, Todd Doogan, and Dr. Adam Jahnke of The Digital Bits.com and Geek Monthly discuss the process of making great Blu-ray special editions with producers Charles de Lauzirika (Prometheus, The Amazing Spider-Man), Cliff Stephenson (The Hunger Games, The Expendables 2), and Robert Meyer Burnett (Star Trek: The Next Generation-Seasons One and Two), as well as Warner Home Video's senior VP of theatrical catalog marketing George Feltenstein. Audience participation is encouraged.
  5:00pm –  6:00pm 1 Figure Drawing for Popular Media Room 11AB
Emilio Soltero, Ph.D. (Draw the Line, Figure It Out, John Buscema: A Life in Sketches) and Comic-Con special guest Rudy Nebres (Conan, Dr. Strange, John Carter [Marvel]) present a primer on drawing the figure for popular media, including drawing for comics and character design. The focus will be on anatomy and figure drawing. Emilio and Rudy will lecture and demonstrate on figure drawing. Come ready to take notes and to draw.
  5:00pm –  6:00pm 1 First Comics: 30th Anniversary Extravaganza! Room 23ABC
Legendary '80s independent publishing powerhouse First Comics is rocking into San Diego with the assembled might of extraordinary comics creators Bill Willingham, Max Allan Collins, The Fillbach Brothers, Steve Stern, Dan Cote, and Larry Young. With giveaways, surprise guests, elephants, circus clowns, and more as befitting a 30th Anniversary-come celebrate with First! Moderated by Ken F. Levin.
  5:00pm –  6:00pm 1 Legendary Comics Room 6A
Legendary Comics presents a behind-the-scenes look at its upcoming slate of must-read projects. Get first-look access to new content, grab limited-edition giveaways, and ask questions of your favorite creators. The panel is hosted by the nerdist himself, Chris Hardwick. Panelists include The Tower Chronicles creators Matt Wagner (Grendel, Mage) and Simon Bisley (Lobo, 2000 AD), Shadow Walk creators Max Brooks (The Zombie Survival Guide, G.I. Joe: Hearts & Minds), Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, The Flash), and Shane Davis (Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns, Superman: Earth One). Joining this all-star cast are co-creator of The Tower Chronicles and Shadow Walk, Thomas Tull (founder and CEO of Legendary Entertainment) and editor-in-chief Bob Schreck (All-Star Superman). Don't miss breaking news regarding our next project from an elite creator in the comics industry who will be making a surprise appearance.
  5:00pm –  6:00pm 1 Luann-alysis: A Stripper Revealed Room 8
Comic-Con special guest Greg Evans opens his personal scrapbook and shows childhood cartoons, pre-Luann strips, weird art, and embarrassing goofs from 27 years of Luann. Q&A follows. Moderated by Fred Bronson (writer, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: The Animated Series).
  5:00pm –  6:00pm 1 The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con Room 7AB
Actresses, stuntwomen, creative cosplayers, outspoken bloggers, and groundbreaking comic book creators-which women are the movers and shakers on the convention scene? Who are the innovators breaking barriers in the world of fandom? To discuss these game changers, Action Flick Chick Katrina Hill (GeekNation, MTV Geek) has assembled a team of women dangerous in their own right: Leah Cevoli (Robot Chicken), Holly Conrad (Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope), Adrianne Curry (Stan Lee's World of Heroes), Abbie Heppe (Respawn Entertainment), Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Kristen Nedopak (Skyrim: To Lydia with Love), Milynn Sarley (GeekNation's Lairs), Stephanie Thorpe (ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining), and Patricia Tallman (Night of the Living Dead, Babylon 5). With moderator Bonnie Burton (SFX Magazine).
  5:00pm –  6:00pm 1 Uncle Creepy Presents Room 9
A stellar panel of ghoulish creators discuss Warren's Creepy and Eerie, which have been relaunched at Dark Horse in hardcover archival editions, new comic books, and artist compilation formats. Discover all the exciting things coming up in the Creepy universe. Moderated by Overstreet's J. C. Vaughn and featuring New Comic Company's twin engines Dan Braun (Creepy) and Josh Braun (Button Man) and super special guest MAD and Creepy artist Angelo Torres (MAD), plus writer Christopher A. Taylor  and some very special unannounced guests. Plus, there will be Creepy trivia questions with tons of giveaways, swag and prizes.
  5:00pm –  6:00pm 1 MTV Geek: Creator Pitch LIVE! Room 25ABC
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 06, 10:11AM
Join MTV Comics executive editor Tom Akel hosts a live pitch competition between three of the top creators in the business. Image co-founder/Top Cow ceo and creator of Witchblade and The Darknesss Marc Silvestri, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and owner/editor/publisher of Heavy Metal, Kevin Eastman and Eisner Award-winning creator of the all-ages hit Mouse Guard, David Petersen! Just three week prior to Comic-Con, creators will each be given the same topic, a topic that's been a hot button issue to the industry from the past year, they draw their inspiration to develop a new comics series. Creators have 10 minutes to present their pitch to the fans, we'll take some questions, and then put it to a vote that's determined by you!
  5:00pm –  6:00pm 1 Northwest Press Room 32AB
UPDATED: Fri, Jun 29, 10:06AM
How does a small comic book publisher succeed in today's market? Northwest Press opened their doors in 2010, braving a recession, the rise of digital media, and the disappearance of specialty shops and bookstores to create a publishing company specializing in a niche market: lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender comics. Two years later, Northwest is still growing. Come and join in a lively discussion about how to operate on a shoestring while looking like a pro, how to leverage social media and connections, and how to succeed as a small press. Moderated by Chance Whitmire (Fanboys of the Universe), and featuring the owner of Northwest Press, Charles "Zan" Christensen (The Mark of Aeacus, The Power Within), as well as four of the creators he's published: Dylan Edwards (Transposes), Justin Hall (Glamazonia: the Uncanny Super Tranny, No Straight Lines), Steve MacIsaac (Shirtlifter), and Leia Weathington (The Legend of Bold Riley).
  5:00pm –  7:00pm 1 Comic-Con How-To: Use Guerilla Art Tactics to Share Your Vision with the World Room 2
Artist Lori Gordon addresses what it means to make art when you don't necessarily consider yourself an artist. She will review making art without interest in the outcome and making something that has nothing to do with earning money as the end goal. After reviewing artworks made by Lori and others, participants will make their own project.
  5:00pm –  8:00pm 6 FANBOY: Gears of War 3 (Wingman)Side event Room 16B
  5:00pm –  8:00pm 6 FANBOY: Gears of War 3, Shooter Room 16B
  5:00pm –  9:00pm 6 MAGIC: Sealed Deck from Standard Packs Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$30. Receive one booster from each of the following sets: Scars of Mirrodin, Mirrodin Besieged, New Phyrexia, Innistrad, Dark Ascension, and Avacyn Restored and build a 40-card sealed deck. First place wins a Magic 2013 regular set (may require a single-elimination playoff).

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  5:05pm –  5:15pm 4 My Mom & Other Monsters Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
A young boy, Eddie, tries to escape his overbearing mother with the help of two imaginary monster friends.
  5:05pm –  5:30pm 2 Blue Exorcist Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  5:05pm –  5:30pm 2 Sola Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  5:10pm –  5:35pm 2 Infinite Stratos Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  5:15pm –  6:00pm 4 Sanguijuelas Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Gabriel is a man who once had a normal life and family. Now, he seeks revenge for the death of his son by a group of vampires that roam the night, stalking the inhabitants of the city. Presenting filmmakers: Abraham Sanchez (director), Jorge Duarte (associate producer), Daniel Montañéz Gutierrez (lead actor), and Victor Filiano (lead VFX).
  5:23pm –  6:30pm 6 Beat Nazgalord Room 15A
Beat Nazgalord and win a special prize
  5:23pm –  6:30pm 6 Cthulhu Dice tournament Room 15A
  5:23pm –  6:30pm 6 Illuminati Room 15A
  5:23pm –  6:30pm 6 Revolution Room 15A
  5:23pm –  6:30pm 6 The Stars Are Right Room 15A
  5:23pm –  8:00pm 6 Munchkin March Room 15A
Ask a MIB where the Munchkin March will be that day. End time is unknown and approximated here for scheduling purposes only.
  5:30pm –  5:55pm 2 Dream Eater Merry Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  5:30pm –  5:55pm 2 Hidamari Sketch X 365 Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  5:30pm –  6:30pm 1 Batman's Biggest Secret: The Bill Finger Story Room 26AB
Based on five years of research for the new book Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman, Marc Tyler Nobleman (Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman) reveals startling, never-published information about Bill Finger, uncredited co-creator of Batman-including the game-changing discovery of Finger's lone heir. Michael Uslan, executive producer of The Dark Knight Rises, on the book: "Purposefully and meaningfully (and beautifully) written."
  5:30pm –  6:30pm 1 Klasky Csupo: We're Back! Room 24ABC
The studio that brought you Rugrats, Aaah! Real Monsters, and Wild Thornberrys, to name a few, is back and at Comic-Con for the first time ever. Arlene Klasky (animation creator), Craig Singer (filmmaker, Dark Ride), Charlie Adler (Transformers), Greg Cipes (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and Tyler Malin (transmedia storyteller)  discuss Klasky Csupo's past and future projects, including a skateboarding zombie! Giveaways include a Comic-Con exclusive signed Issue 1 of Ollie Mongo, as well as an iPad raffle. Moderated by Phil Daniels (digital media attorney, Ginsburg Daniels LLP).
  5:30pm –  6:30pm 1 Kodansha Comics Room 4
The staff of Kodansha Comics talk about all their exciting plans for 2012 and beyond. Learn about all the new titles coming out in the coming months, with special coverage of Sailor Moon, Battle Angel Alita, and many other hit manga series. Kumi Shimizu (Kodansha USA Publishing) and Dallas Middaugh (Random House) will tell tall tales and answer all of your burning questions.
  5:35pm –  6:00pm 2 Silent Mobius Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  5:45pm –  6:45pm 1 Vertigo: A View from the Cutting Edge of Comics Room 6DE
It's a big year for Vertigo, with exciting new projects like Fairest, Punk Rock Jesus, and Saucer Country joining American Vampire, Fables, The Unwritten, and Sweet Tooth. Get the lowdown on all your Vertigo favorites-and some that will be-and catch the latest on new graphic novels like Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Vol. 1 and others, with senior VP/executive editor Karen Berger, plus Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire), Mike Allred (iZombie), Mark Buckingham (Fables), Mike Carey  (The Unwritten), Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth), Sean Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus), Dustin Nguyen (American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares), Scott Snyder (American Vampire, American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares), Bill Willingham (Fables, Fairest), and others.
  5:55pm –  6:00pm 2 The Melancholy of Haruhi-Chan Suzumiya Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  5:55pm –  6:20pm 2 Vampire Knight Guilty Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  6:00pm –  6:25pm 2 Chrome Shelled Regios Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  6:00pm –  6:25pm 2 The World Only God Knows Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  6:00pm –  6:45pm 4 The Absence Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Benjamin Moss, a middle manager at a shadowy corporation, is just following orders when he accepts an important mission to hunt down stolen documents. When he arrives at a mysterious town where many of the inhabitants have vanished, he is forced to confront the devastating consequences of his work and must choose whether to continue to obey his messianic boss. Presenting filmmakers: Alex DeMille (writer/director) and Dagmar Weaver-Madsen (cinematographer).
  6:00pm –  7:00pm 1 Breaking In and Staying In Room 11AB
So you want to make comics? This panel is your first step toward actually doing it! Former Marvel and IDW editor and Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt (X-Men, Annihilation, G.I. Joe, 5 Days to Die) discusses in detail the ins and outs of the comic industry-specifically, what it takes to break into comics and how it's done. This is the panel that no writer or artist dare miss. Hosted by Comics Experience.
  6:00pm –  7:00pm 1 Insights to Indie Publishing: The Antidote Trust (TAT) Room 23ABC
TAT returns to discuss all creativity in all media, featuring info on new projects. The panel's members include Geoff Thorne, TV screenwriter and indie comics creator (Leverage, Ben 10: Omniverse, and indie comics by GENRE 19); Dale Wilson, founder and editor-in-chief at BuyIndieComics.com, online marketing guru, founding member of TAT and comics creator/publisher (DWAP Productions, makers of Caffeine Dreams, Magnificent Creatures, and other cutting-edge comics); Larry Welch, a "pro's pro" at inking since 1992 (Eternity Comics, Malibu Comics, Image, DC, and Marvel); author and publicist Melissa Jarvis (Past Her Time, from BookStrand Romance, All Hollow's Eve from Cobblestone Press [w/a Melissa L. Robert]); Justin Peniston, animation writer for Man of Action Studios (creators of Ben 10) and "Big 2" writer and indie/digital comics creator (Blue Beetle, Hunter Black); and Robert Roach, professional illustrator and storyteller for two decades in film and TV (Warner Detention, Thick as Thieves) and comics industries (Negative Burn, Crack Dog, and The Roach, winner of the inaugural Glyph Award for Indy Comics).
  6:00pm –  7:00pm 1 Masquerade 101 Room 7AB
For costumers, future costumers, and those who simply enjoy watching masquerades from the audience, this overview of fan convention costume competitions covers original designs and re-creations, how contests differ from one type of convention to another, judging criteria and processes, and group versus solo costumes, and offers planning, fabrication, and stage presentation tips for taking a costume creation from idea to stage-ready showpiece. Presented by Comic-Con's Masquerade director for the past 20 years Martin Jaquish, Masquerade assistant John Ruff, award-winning fan costumer Allan Lavigne, and award-winning member of the HCC cosplay group Judy Grivich.
  6:00pm –  7:00pm 1 Monsterverse Horror Comics: Bela Lugosi Demands Flesh and Blood! Room 8
Monsterverse Entertainment executives Kerry Gammill (Superman, Stargate, The Outer Limits) and Sam F. Park (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave) discuss the horror transmedia company's current and future projects in print, mobile apps, interactive games, and Hollywood, along with Henry Mayo (Ted, Tarzan, The Mummy). Creators Robert Tinnell and Neil Vokes (Flesh and Blood) will discuss future plans for their award-winning (Ghastly Award-Best Horror GN 2011) graphic novel series along with its cover artist Dan Brereton (Nocturnals, The Last Battle). Q&A session to follow.
  6:00pm –  7:00pm 1 Nikita Q&A and Exclusive Video Presentation Room 6BCF
Nikita stars Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible 3), Shane West (ER), and Lyndsy Fonseca (Kick-Ass) and executive producer Craig Silverstein (Bones) return to Comic-Con just days before they begin production on season 3. Find out what's in store for our new powerful team of heroes consisting of Nikita, Michael, Alex, punk rock hacker Seymour Birkhoff, brilliant CIA analyst Ryan Fletcher, and ex-Navy SEAL Sean Pierce. From Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television, the third season of Nikita debuts this October and will air Fridays at 9/8c on The CW. Nikita: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 2.
  6:00pm –  7:00pm 1 Rewriting the Rules of Queers in Comics Room 32AB
Depictions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender characters in comics are breaking from the purely positive "role model" portrayals that were common over the past decade. Some creators aren't shying away from sex, stereotypes, and bad behavior in their pursuit of intriguing and well-rounded characters. As comics readers clamor for more explicit, more outrageous, and more extreme comics-and hail them as victories over timidity and political correctness-is it time to rewrite the rulebook on queer characters? Oliver Nome (Fathom: Kiani), James Robinson (Earth 2, Justice League), Nicola Scott (Earth 2, Secret Six), Gail Simone (Secret Six, Birds of Prey), Ivan Velez Jr. (Tales of the Closet, Milestone Comics), and moderator Charles "Zan" Christensen (The Mark of Aeacus, The Power Within) engage in a lively, irreverent discussion about the wild frontier of queers in comics.
  6:00pm –  7:00pm 1 RiffTrax Live Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (RiffTrax.com, Mystery Science Theater 3000) return to Comic-Con to perform another live, hilarious riff to a classic short. Join the riffers for fun, laughs and the latest news about their upcoming "Manos" The Hands of Fate and Birdemic live shows, playing for only one night each in select movie theatres nationwide this August and October. RiffTrax.com is the site where MST3K-style humor meets mainstream movies, TV shows and vintage shorts. At RiffTrax they don't make movies, they make them funny!
  6:00pm –  7:00pm 1 The 7th Annual Comics Podcasting All-Stars Room 9
The legacy of comics podcasting continues. The world of comics podcasts has changed since they began in 2005 and this is your chance to see the pioneers of comics podcasting discuss how the comics industry has evolved and how it's affected podcasting. Always a panel full of passion and surprises, thanks to the podcasters appearing on the panel, who include Bob Bretall (The Comic Book Page), Brian "Pants" Christman (Comic Geek Speak), Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider), Josh Flanagan (iFanboy), John Siuntres (Word Balloon), Pat Loika (Loikamania!), and Cameron Hatheway (Cammy's Comic Corner).
  6:00pm –  7:00pm 1 The Character of Music Room 5AB
Composer and executive producer teams discuss the dynamics of music in film and television. Blake Neely (Arrow), Chris Lennertz (Revolution, Supernatural), Joseph Trapanese and Charlie Bean (TRON: Uprising), and Nathan Johnson and Rian Johnson (Looper) discuss their working relationship, how music plays a character in their stories, and the intense process of scoring their projects. Moderated by Anne Cecere, director of film and TV relations of BMI, and Chandler Poling, founder of White Bear PR. Attendees will get a sneak peek into their work and receive fun giveaways.
  6:00pm –  7:00pm 1 The Science of Science Fiction: Canon Fodder Room 25ABC
Aliens, robots, wormholes, superheroes...there's more than a little science in all of these, but how can that science be kept straight and consistent across multiple movies and seasons of TV shows? Panelists Jon Spaihts (writer, Prometheus), Jane Espenson (producer/writer, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica), Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (writers, Thor, X-Men: First Class), Jaime Paglia (producer/writer, Eureka), and Dr. Kevin Grazier (science advisor, Battlestar Galactica, Defiance),  talk about the ups and downs of respecting the science in ongoing science fiction TV and movie series. Moderated by Dr. Phil Plait (writer/host, Phil Plait's Bad Universe, Discover magazine's Bad Astronomy blog), and courtesy of The Science and Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences.
  6:00pm –  7:15pm 1 Showtime: Dexter Ballroom 20
The gasps from last season's finale can still be heard among Dexter fans as their worst fears were realized, Dexter got caught and by none other than Deb! What will he do? What will she do? What's next for America's Favorite Serial Killer? If the suspense is killing you, don't miss this incredible panel, where you'll be the first to see the Comic-Con exclusive first two minutes of the season premiere. Moderator Ralph Garman (KROQ Entertainment reporter) presides over a revealing interview and Q&A session with the stars and executive producers of Dexter. Featured panelists include series star/executive producer Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jennifer Carpenter (Deb), and special guest star Yvonne Strahovski (Hanna). Also appearing are executive producers John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Scott Buck, and Manny Coto. Plus Dexter fans will be the first to see the world premiere trailer of one of the hottest series on television, Homeland, presented by executive producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa. The new season of Dexter premieres September 30, at 9pm ET/PT only on Showtime.
  6:00pm –  10:00pm 6 MAGIC: Mini-master Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$15. Receive 2 booster packs and lands of your choice to build a 30-card deck. Single elimination. After each round, the remaining players receive another booster to add to their decks; first place also wins an Avacyn Restored regular set.

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  6:15pm –  7:15pm 1 How to Get a Job in the Video Gaming Industry Room 6A
Moderator Francis Mao of Capcom leads a panel of industry insiders from a variety of game companies and industry outlets to share how they got to "play video games for a living," and the wide assortment of career paths that are available. You don't have to be a programming whiz or a stellar digital artist to have a fun career in the video game industry. Hear what job opportunities are available in areas such as public relations, marketing, retail, publishing, editorial, and more. Hear from actual SDCC fans from past years who are now in the industry. There will be a Q&A session plus an opportunity to speak with and network one-on-one with the panelists after the session.
  6:15pm –  8:15pm 1 The Virtual Drive-In Hall H
Come with us again to those thrilling days of yesteryear where one of the few places you could see offbeat genre films was at your local drive-in, huddled safely in your car as the summer sky darkened around you. At least that was the germ of an idea that gave birth to this panel last year, and the reception by those fans who attended was so positive they're doing it again. So, welcome to the second edition of the Virtual Drive-In, where you will preview three twisted tales by some talented filmmakers who will all be appearing on the panel to discuss their work and take your questions. Moderated by Robert Meyer Burnett. The featured films are: Branded -- A dark and mind-bending journey into a surreal, dystopian society where mega-corporations have unleashed a monstrous global conspiracy to get inside our minds and keep the population deluded, dependent and passive. One man's quest to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with the hidden forces that really control our world. Appearing on stage is director Jamie Bradshaw.

Crave -- Aiden (Josh Lawson) fantasizes about a better life away from his gruesome job as a crime scene photographer working alongside his detective friend Pete (Ron Perlman)-a heroic life where he falls in love with the perfect woman and dispenses justice on the hard streets of Detroit. When he meets the alluring young Virginia (Emma Lung) and steals a gun from a crime scene, the line between his darkest fantasies and reality begins to blur, with deadly consequences. This visually arresting psychological noir begins its festival run with its world premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival and continues on to other festivals around the world. Appearing on stage: Josh Lawson (House of Lies) and director Charles de Lauzirika, with other guests to be announced.

Coldwater -- "Make sure the past isn't watching you." Andre agrees to help out his friend Robert by taking over a housesitting job at an unusual house nestled in the heart of Coldwater Canyon. As the day turns into night, Andre experiences strange things that lead him to believe he is not alone and that someone or something is watching him. Appearing in person are writer/director Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red) and star Ivan Djurovic (24).
  6:20pm –  6:45pm 2 Polyphonica Crimson S Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  6:25pm –  6:50pm 2 Infinite Stratos Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  6:25pm –  6:50pm 2 My Bride Is A Mermaid Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  6:30pm –  7:30pm 1 Comedy Central: Workaholics Room 24ABC
Comedy Central's hit series Workaholics features three friends, Adam, Blake, and Ders, who work together from 9 to 5, live together from 5 to 9, and party together 24/7. Whether they're getting ready to rage at a Renaissance Faire or take the stage as their gangster rap alter egos "The Wizards," the guys find trouble wherever they go. Stars, co-creators, writers, and executive producers Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm, and Kyle Newacheck take fans behind the scenes and give a sneak peek into upcoming new episodes, including a few special guests that are guaranteed to be "Tight Butthole." Fans will also be able to compete for a chance to have their name written into a future episode. S'Go!
  6:30pm –  7:30pm 1 Independent Toymaker Roundtable: Turning Characters into Toys Room 4
Indie toymakers spill their secrets on how to successfully create and market awesome plush and vinyl toys. Learn from toy world luminaries Nitin Bhargava (Kidrobot), Shawn Smith (Shawnimals), Dan Goodsell (Mr. Toast), Kerry Horvath and Darth Rimmer (Evil Ice Cream), Dov Kelemer (DKE Toys), Joshua Ben Longo (Longoland), and Kris Schantz (Happy Worker), moderated by Wendy Bryan (I Heart Guts). Turn your sketches into something you can hold.
  6:30pm –  8:00pm 1 Lost in Translation Room 26AB
As some manga companies such as TokyoPop, CMX, and Bandai Entertainment leave the picture, other manga venues such as JManga are coming onto the manga scene. With so much change, this is a turbulent time for manga freelancers. Find out how the industry is faring in a question-and-answer session with William Flanagan (Madoka Magica Manga), Jonathan Tarbox (Fist of the Northstar), Shaenon Garrity (Hunter X Hunter), Stephen Paul (One Piece), Nathan Collins (Metal Gear Solid: Guns of Patriots) and maybe even some surprise panelists.
  6:45pm –  7:10pm 2 Kurenai Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  6:50pm –  7:15pm 2 Accel World Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  6:50pm –  7:15pm 2 Star Driver Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 1 Bleeding Alliance of Beat Reporters Room 23ABC
Andy Khouri of Comics Alliance, Rich Johnston of Bleeding Cool, Heidi MacDonald of The Beat, and Tom Spurgeon of The Comics Reporter represent the four most influential and popular blogs in the comics industry. Join them for a one-time-only chat about the changing role of comics news, how they run their sites, what makes news, and what makes a rumor. It will be either a love fest or a slug fest. Moderated by Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics).
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 1 Fan Favorite Projects Go Interactive Room 25ABC
Meet the creative talents who have embraced the arduous task of adapting the music of top Sci-Fi and Fantasy projects to the most popular games on home consoles and smart phones. Learn how these franchises transitioned into this ever-growing multi-media realm from our special guests including composers Jim Dooley (Epic Mickey; Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two), Gordy Haab (Star Wars: The Old Republic; Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings), David Ari Leon (Contre Jour; Woody Woodpecker), Gerard Marino (God of War; The Amazing Spiderman), Kyle Newmaster (Kinect Star Wars), and Jeremy Soule (The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim; Harry Potter game series), and a special surprise guest moderator! A Q&A will follow the panel plus giveaways for attendees.
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 1 History of the Modern Zombie Room 7AB
Zombie Research Society hosts a panel of leading zombie experts moderated by ZRS founder Matt Mogk (Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies). Panelists include Max Brooks (Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z), Scott Kenemore (Zen of Zombie, Zombie, Ohio), Aaron Sagers (CNN Geek Out, entertainment writer, TV host), Steven Schlozman, M.D. (zombie autopsies, Harvard Medical School), and Bradley Voytek, Ph.D. (University of California, San Francisco). Join them for a spirited discussion about the evolution and impact of the modern zombie, and get all your pressing questions answered before it's too late!
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 1 Inside the Voice Actors' Studio Room 11AB
Bang Zoom! Entertainment is excited to bring you this panel/workshop about voice acting that covers practical dubbing techniques, important issues such as studio protocol, and what to expect at your first audition. This is a great opportunity for attendees interested in the voice-acting profession to get firsthand advice and experience from the pros in an intimate yet dynamic setting. You will learn directly from some of the best voice actors and directors in the world and also get some inside information on how to break in and what the industry is really like. Celebrity panelists include renowned video game VO director Chris Borders (Gears of War) and multitalented voice actor Fred Tatasciore (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes).
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 1 LIVE PodCRASH with That Chris Gore Room 5AB
Chris Gore (G4TV's Attack of the Show, Film Threat founder) is also a comedian, is the creator of some exciting upcoming animated shows and is currently making waves with his podcast PodCRASH. Chris has been called a renaissance nerd and now he will present a very special live edition of his podcast at Comic Con. Expect the content to be rated #GSFW-Geeky, Sexy, Funny, and Weird. Expect some very special guests to crash this panel.
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 1 The Myth of Nostalgia: Collecting and Memory Room 32AB
Cesare Asaro (creator, Finding Frank and His Friend), Bob Foster (Animation Guild president), Grant Geissman  (author, Foul Play! The Art and Artists of the Notorious 1950s E.C. Comics!), R. C. Harvey (cartoonist, critic and comic historian, Meanwhile...A Biography of Milton Caniff), Peter Maresca (editor, Sunday Press Books), and Kirstie Shepherd (author, Gadabout Time Machine User's Manual) have been collecting, creating, and selling nostalgia for over 40 years. Join them for a panel discussion on how collecting allows us to revisit memories from the past-even a past that they might have been too young to have seen or may never have existed at all. They'll explore how nostalgia can be invented, whether it goes in and out of fashion, and what happens when the collector becomes the creator.
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 1 The Scoop at Simon & Schuster! Room 9
Get the inside word on Simon & Schuster's upcoming books and the chance to win exclusive prizes. Lucille Rettino (director of marketing), Carolyn Swerdloff (marketing manager), Chrissy Noh (senior marketing manager), Liesa Abrams (associate marketing manager), and Anna McKean (publicity manager) give you the scoop on upcoming books from exciting authors, including Cassandra Clare, Tonya Hurley, Tony DiTerlizzi, Orson Scott Card, and Brandon Mull. Hear what is going on with S&S's hot properties -- Star Trek and The Smurfs -- and get a chance to win exclusive giveaways. All attendees will receive a limited edition T-shirt for Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush.
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 1 Indie Comics Marketing and PR 101 Room 8
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 03, 02:03PM
Need tips on how to market your comic? Have questions about doing PR? This is the panel for you! Some of the best and brightest in comics today present a roundtable discussion, revealing all the secrets of doing marketing and PR for your comics. comiXology marketing and PR maven Chip Mosher is joined by Dark Horse's director of PR Jeremy Atkins, Image Comics' PR and marketing director Jennifer de Guzman, IDW Publishing's VP of marketing Dirk Wood, Archaia's Marketing Manager Mel Caylo and comics writer David Gallaher (Box 13, the Harvey Award-winning High Moon, and Marvel's Darkstar and The Winter Guard) for a wide-ranging discussion you will not want to miss!
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 1 Inside The Batmobile Room 6DE
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 04, 09:48AM
No vehicle has ever captured fans' imagination like the Batmobile. Be the first to see an exclusive Comic-Con, 22-minute sneak peek at the upcoming documentary The Batmobile, an in-depth examination of its many incarnations and impressive history. A panel discussion will follow the screening featuring distinguished Batman experts George Barris, designer of the famed 1966 Batmobile; Andy Smith, builder of the modern-day Dark Knight "Tumbler"; respected producer/author Michael Uslan (The Boy Who Loved Batman); Ralph Cirella and Jon Hein, hosts of GEEKTIME! Sirius-XM Howard 101; Batmobile designer Tim Flattery (Batman Forever); Batmobile builder Charley Zurian (Batman Forever, Batman & Robin); and a few surprise guests. Stay to the end, when a drawing among all panel attendees will determine which lucky five fans can sit in a Batmobile -- which is on display all weekend in the "Batcave" between Hall H and the Hilton Bayfront
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 6 Munchkin: Players choice Room 15A
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 6 Nanuk Room 15A
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 6 Ninja Burger Room 15A
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 6 Spanc Room 15A
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 6 Zombie Dice Room 15A
  7:00pm –  8:15pm 4 CCI-IFF Meet & Greet Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

A special opening night event, in the foyer outside the Festival and Anime rooms at the Marriott. This meet & greet is open to the Festival filmmakers, attendees, and Anime viewers. Come and mingle with your fellow fans!

  7:00pm –  9:00pm 6 D&D Adventures Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Did D&D Learn to Play whet your appetite for more adventure? Come join you're fellow 4th edition gamers at a table of low-stress and high-fun play. Pick from any retired season of D&D Encounters have fun taking on one encounter after another. Play through a whole season in one weekend. Plus, collect Renown Points and trade them in for prizes! Length: 2 hours
  7:00pm –  9:00pm 6 D&D Dungeon Command Tournament Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest D&D miniatures game as you take on the role of a commander, sending a warband to battle the forces arrayed against you. Dungeon Command features themed miniature factions designed to play as unified war bands, in a game eliminating luck-driven mechanics in favor of player-driven skill, creativity, and quick thinking. Play one of the first two factions to be released, and if you defeat your opponents, you can earn victory points. Players with the most victory points at the end of the tournament on Sunday will win prizes! Length: 2 hours/round
  7:00pm –  9:00pm 6 D&D Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Want to learn how to play D&D 4th edition? We’ll teach you all the basics and send you out on your first adventure! Everything is provided for you, and you can even keep your character. Length: 2 hours
  7:00pm –  9:00pm 6 D&D Lords of Waterdeep Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest offering in the D&D board game line with Lords of Waterdeep! This Euro-style resource game casts the players as the Masked Lords of Waterdeep, each recruiting adventurers to complete various quests and achieve their own ends. Length: 2 hours/round
  7:00pm –  9:00pm 6 D&D Rise of the Underdark: The Sun Never Rises Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Her Radiance Dareen Travaskyr has led the Temple of Lathander’s Light for many years, making it a source of good and civilization in the otherwise wild Daggerdale. When the priestess received a vision urging her to create a powerful icon against an impending darkness, she employed a group of adventurers to complete her divinely inspired tasks. But evil has spies everywhere. Now, the party of heroes might be the only thing standing between forces bent on a grisly fate for the temple's inhabitants. Length: 2 hours
  7:00pm –  9:00pm 6 Light Saber Demos Room 15A
Light saber demos by The New York Jedi School on the patio outside 15AB
  7:00pm –  9:00pm 6 Pathfinder Role Playing Game Introductory Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
The Pathfinder Role Playing Game puts you in the role of a brave adventurer fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil! Take on the role of a canny fighter hacking through enemies with an enchanted sword, a powerful sorceress blessed with magic by the hint of demon blood in her veins, a wise cleric of gods benevolent or malign, a witty rogue ready to defuse even the deadliest of traps, or any of countless other heroes. The only limit is your imagination! Come by for a quick 2-hour introductory game. Learn how to play the Pathfinder Role Playing Game and learn about Pathfinder Society Organized Play. Length: 2 hours
  7:00pm –  11:00pm 6 MAGIC: Mini-master Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$15. Receive 2 booster packs and lands of your choice to build a 30-card deck. Single elimination. After each round, the remaining players receive another booster to add to their decks; first place also wins a Magic 2013 foil set.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
  7:00pm –  11:00pm 6 Pathfinder Society Organized Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Pathfinder Society Organized Play is a constantly evolving mega-campaign enjoyed by thousands of players and the adventures you experience are shared by other players around the world. No experience needed. Drop by and check out this exciting game. In Pathfinder Society Organized Play, you play a member of the Pathfinder Society, seeking fortune and glory all over the face of Golarion—the world of Paizo Publishing's Pathfinder Role Playing Game. At the same time, your characters often find themselves mixed up in the murky politics of Absalom and the nations that seek to control the City at the Center of the World from behind the scenes. You also work for one of these competing factions, each with their own motivations and secret agendas. Length: 4 hours
  7:10pm –  7:35pm 2 Chaos;Head Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  7:15pm –  7:40pm 2 Ef ~ A Tale Of Memories Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  7:15pm –  7:40pm 2 MazinKaiser SKL Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  7:15pm –  8:15pm 1 A New Generation of Spike and Mike Animation Room 6BCF
See the greatest short animations the world has to offer: one hour of award-winning, artistic, funny, and entertaining short animated films from around the world. See winners from the 2012 Annecy Animation Festival in France, such as Second Hand and Friendsheep. Meet Spike of the Spike and Mike Festival of Animation and Gary Sohmers, the "King of Pop Culture" and Antiques Roadshow celebrity. Free Spike and Mike DVDs handed out while supplies last.
  7:30pm –  7:30pm 6 FANBOY: Ghost Recon: FS, Shooter Room 16B
  7:30pm –  7:30pm 6 FANBOY: SF: Third Strike, Side event Room 16B
  7:30pm –  7:30pm 6 FANBOY: Street Fighter 4, Fighter Room 16B
  7:30pm –  8:30pm 1 Famous Monsters of Filmland: Stake of the Union 2012 Room 24ABC
The world's first monster fan magazine invades Comic-Con again this year. Publisher Philip Kim and executive editor Ed Blair are on hand to discuss the future of the magazine, including covers, digital issues, film and TV projects, and more. Special panelists include Bela Lugosi Jr.; Jeff Moor, and Allen Steelgrave of ESP Guitars on their top-secret project with FM; Todd Masters (True Blood) on celebrating 25 years of makeup excellence with his company MastersFX; and many surprises.
  7:30pm –  8:30pm 1 Magic and Comics: The Deceptive Arts Room 4
The worlds of illusion and sequential art have much more in common then you think, from exploiting common psychological shortcuts to histories stacked with con men and criminals. This panel, hosted by the creators of IDW's Smoke and Mirrors (Mike Costa, Jon Armstrong), features Costa (Cobra), award-winning magician Armstrong, Josh Fialkov (Echoes), and other panelists. It also boasts interactive elements, amazing art, and live demonstrations of close-up magic from award-winning magicians from the world-famous Magic Castle. You might even learn some magic you can do for your friends.
  7:30pm –  10:30pm 1 Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza Room 6A
Celebrate 15 years of the craziest, coolest, comical, and most cheer-worthy Asian action film fight scenes ever witnessed by human eyes! This time promises to be one of the most lunatic laugh-n-thrill fests yet, with the best (and worst) the East has to offer. As always, award-winning writer, consultant, professor, World Martial Art Hall of Famer, and Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie scripter Ric Meyers is your host, welcoming guest stars such as Comedy Film Nerd podcasters Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini, independent action film idol Eric Jacobus, and even the legendary actor, choreographer, stuntman, and movie icon James Lew (and maybe even more). 15th time's the charm. Don't miss this one!
  7:35pm –  8:00pm 2 Rocket Girls Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  7:40pm –  8:05pm 2 Okami-San and Her Seven Companions Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  7:40pm –  9:20pm 2 Redline Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  8:00pm –  8:25pm 2 .hack//Quantum Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  8:00pm –  9:00pm 1 Artist As Brand, Rise of the Artist Entrepreneur Room 8
Greg Spalenka (professional artist in publishing, film, and higher education, Books of Magic, The Ant Bully, The Golden Compass, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) moderates a panel discussion on art career sustainability. Learn strategies on how to create an income from your talent on your own terms. Panelists include Dave McKean (an icon of popular art culture, professional artist, photographer, graphic designer, director, musician, Arkham Asylum, The Sandman, MirrorMask), Craig Elliott (professional artist in publishing, film, and higher education, Monsters Vs. Aliens, Mulan, Dark Horse Comics), Shiflett Brothers (sculptors extraordinaire of comic and original designs, "Oddworld: Abe's Odysee," Moore Creations), Miss Mindy (professional artist, curator, Baby Tattoo Books, Disney, Warner Brothers), and Daniel and Dawna Davis (husband and wife team of Steamcrow, publishers of monster books and toys).
  8:00pm –  9:00pm 1 H. P. Lovecraft Room 9
"They all lay in stone houses in Their great city of R'lyeh, preserved by the spells of mighty Cthulhu for a glorious resurrection when the stars and the Earth might once more be ready for Them." So wrote master weird tale and horror author H. P. Lovecraft in 1926, and the stars have aligned! Get a sanity-shattering peek into Lovecraft's past and present influence in pop culture. Discover the unspeakable nameless horrors from beyond time and space that are rising in comics, games, movies, music, television and more. With Brian Callahan (Arkham Bazaar), Cody Goodfellow (Perilous Press), Mars Homeworld (CEO, Dead House Music), and Michael Alan Nelson (creator, Fall of Cthulhu). Moderated by Aaron Vanek (H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival-Los Angeles).
  8:00pm –  9:00pm 1 Kickstart Comics: Come Meet New Publisher Kickstart Comics! Room 26AB
An in-depth look at new and upcoming releases from Kickstart Comics, plus a discussion of the company's TV and feature plans with sister company Kickstart Productions, as well as Q&A with Kickstart creators. Also get a sneak peek at the upcoming film Bounty Killer. Plus: giveaways of graphic novels.
  8:00pm –  9:00pm 1 Mega64: Year One Panel Room 23ABC
Join Rocco Botte, Derrick Acosta, and Shawn Chatfield (Mega64.com) as they bring their series of award-winning, critically acclaimed short films to a Comic-Con panel for the first time. There will be so many video game jokes that Garrett Hunter and Eric Baudour (Mega64.com) will have to attend too. There will be Q&A, but please don't ask about previous arrests.
  8:00pm –  9:00pm 1 The Image Revolution Documentary Room 32AB
Twenty years ago, the seven biggest artists in comics created a company that revolutionized comics. Now, director Patrick Meaney (Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods) and producer Jordan Rennert (Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts) are telling the company's story in a new documentary produced by Sequart and Respect Films. Get a first look at the film, and talk about the highs and lows of Image history with a couple of special guests. Moderated by F. J. De Santo (The Spirit).
  8:00pm –  9:30pm 1 Comics on Comics LIVE! with Jon Schnepp and Chris Gore Room 5AB
Producers Vito Lapiccola and Juan-Manuel Rocha and The Hollywood Improv host another amazing edition of Comics on Comics LIVE at Comic-Con. Host Jonathan London (Geekscape.net) welcomes the return of fan-favorite writer/producer/director Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, The Venture Brothers), film guru Chris Gore (Attack of the Show, PodCRASH), Satine Phoenix (artist, host: DrawMelt, Dundeon Mistress: DNDMelt) and the always-controversial comics journalist Rich Johnston (BleedingCool.com) for another hilarious episode of the podcast where the greatest comic minds meet the greatest minds in comics! And if that wasn't enough, Comics on Comics presents the world premiere of Schnepp's Grimm Fairy Tales animated trailer, produced in association with Zenoscope Entertainment and funded via Kickstarter.com. Comics on Comics  debuted in 2008 and quickly gained popularity and praise due to its high concept format and memorable guests (including Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof, Dark Knight Rises producer Michael Uslan, and DC Comics CCO Geoff Johns). Find out more at www.ComicsOnComics.com.
  8:00pm –  9:30pm 1 Zombies, Vampires, and Werewolves on Trial: The Forensic Psychiatry of the Dead, the Undead, and the Unlucky Room 7AB
Zombies, vampires, and werewolves are the most terrifying monsters to stalk the night. But what if these monsters existed in real life and actually stood trial for their murderous crimes? Would they be found guilty and put behind bars, or would they be found not guilty by reason of insanity and committed to a psychiatric hospital? Would they even be competent to stand trial? Forensic psychiatrists of Broadcast Thought, H. Eric Bender, M.D., Praveen R. Kambam, M.D., and Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D. evaluate whether the "conditions" that plague these bloodsuckers, flesh-eaters, and wild beasts might serve as the basis for an insanity defense. Hear Mark E. Safarik, M.S., V.S.M., FBI Ret., supervisory special agent, Behavioral Analysis Unit (Killer Instinct), compare the behaviors of these characters to real-life bloodsucking and flesh-eating killers. See these iconic characters in a new light, and sink your teeth into them for a change!
  8:00pm –  10:00pm 1 Early Fandom Meet-and-Greet Room 28E
Were you a part of comics fandom in the 1960s or 1970s? Were you among the folks who organized or attended Comic-Con back in the days of the El Cortez Hotel or the old Convention Center? Or are you a bit younger but would love to hear about fandom's and Comic-Con's early years? Then you'll want to mingle with your fellow fans to talk about the old days, share memorabilia (fanzines, photos, artifacts), and remember the folks we've lost. This event will include displays and presentations by the Shel Dorf Fan Club, Alfdom, and others.
  8:00pm –  11:00pm 1 Hall H and Ballroom 20 Thursday Panel Playback Room 25ABC
Didn't get into either Hall H or Ballroom 20 today? We feel your pain! In this three-hour block, Comic-Con will rebroadcast some of the day's popular panels from those two giant rooms. Best of all, those in attendance will get to vote on what they want to see. It's democracy at its finest AND it's a second 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.) 
  8:00pm –  11:55pm 6 MAGIC: Mini-master Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$15. Receive 2 booster packs and lands of your choice to build a 30-card deck. Single elimination. After each round, the remaining players receive another booster to add to their decks; first place also wins a Magic 2013 uncut sheet.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
  8:05pm –  8:30pm 2 Akikan! Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  8:15pm –  8:45pm 4 The Small Assassin Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Based on the short story by legendary author Ray Bradbury. Set in 1947, the story follows a young couple who suspect their newborn baby is plotting to kill them. Presenting filmmakers: Lois Atkins (star), Chris Charles (director), John W. Bosher (producer), and Kevin Moss (cinematographer).
  8:15pm –  9:15pm 1 Robotech Industry Panel Room 6DE
Tommy Yune (Harmony Gold president of animation), Steve Yun (Harmony Gold VP of new media), Steve Galloway (New Video), Svea Stauch Macek (comic artist of Macross #1), Frank Catalono (voice of Robotech's Rand), and Saralo MacGregor (Content Film), showcase all the latest Robotech projects.
  8:25pm –  8:50pm 2 Book Of Bantorra Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  8:30pm –  8:55pm 2 Baka And Test Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  8:30pm –  9:30pm 1 Holliston: Inside the Humor, the Horror, and the Geekery of the New 'Great American Sitcom' Room 24ABC
Join the cast of FEARnet's hit television sit-com Holliston as they preview their upcoming second season, show outtakes and clips, and discuss their journey to bringing their outrageous comedy for true horror, sci-fi, and pop culture fans to mainstream cable television. Featuring creator/star Adam Green (the Hatchet franchise), Joe Lynch (Knights of Badassdom), Oderus Urungus (alien lead singer of GWAR), Laura Ortiz (The Hills Have Eyes), Corri English (lead singer of Brokedown Cadillac), and a surprise celebrity moderator. This promises to be one of the most inspiring, laugh-filled, and entertaining panels you'll catch this year at Comic-Con! Don't let the late time slot deter you-this is the panel to see!
  8:30pm –  10:00pm 1 Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Sing-Along Room 6BCF
Join the fun as the California Browncoats screen Internet sensation Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog-coming back with call back sheets so you can play along during the screening. Enter our costume contest: horrible prizes awarded to the best version of each character from the show. DO NOT BOUNCE.
  8:30pm –  10:30pm 1 Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope Ballroom 20
San Diego Comic-Con premiere screening of the ultimate fanboy documentary from executive producers Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Harry Knowles, and Thomas Tull. Q&A to follow with director Morgan Spurlock (Warrior Poets) and special surprise guests.
  8:45pm –  9:00pm 4 Spoiler Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
The job of coroner has changed since the worldwide infection. Tommy Rossman isn't just a collector of the dead anymore. Now he comes to make sure you're actually dead, or to help you get there. Presenting filmmakers: Daniel Thron (director) and Karl Denham (producer/cinematographer).
  8:50pm –  9:15pm 2 Shiki Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  8:55pm –  9:20pm 2 MM! Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  9:00pm –  11:00pm 6 D&D Adventures Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Did D&D Learn to Play whet your appetite for more adventure? Come join you're fellow 4th edition gamers at a table of low-stress and high-fun play. Pick from any retired season of D&D Encounters have fun taking on one encounter after another. Play through a whole season in one weekend. Plus, collect Renown Points and trade them in for prizes! Length: 2 hours
  9:00pm –  11:00pm 6 D&D Dungeon Command Tournament Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest D&D miniatures game as you take on the role of a commander, sending a warband to battle the forces arrayed against you. Dungeon Command features themed miniature factions designed to play as unified war bands, in a game eliminating luck-driven mechanics in favor of player-driven skill, creativity, and quick thinking. Play one of the first two factions to be released, and if you defeat your opponents, you can earn victory points. Players with the most victory points at the end of the tournament on Sunday will win prizes! Length: 2 hours/round
  9:00pm –  11:00pm 6 D&D Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Want to learn how to play D&D 4th edition? We’ll teach you all the basics and send you out on your first adventure! Everything is provided for you, and you can even keep your character. Length: 2 hours
  9:00pm –  11:00pm 6 D&D Lords of Waterdeep Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest offering in the D&D board game line with Lords of Waterdeep! This Euro-style resource game casts the players as the Masked Lords of Waterdeep, each recruiting adventurers to complete various quests and achieve their own ends. Length: 2 hours/round
  9:00pm –  11:00pm 6 D&D Rise of the Underdark: The Sun Never Rises Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Her Radiance Dareen Travaskyr has led the Temple of Lathander’s Light for many years, making it a source of good and civilization in the otherwise wild Daggerdale. When the priestess received a vision urging her to create a powerful icon against an impending darkness, she employed a group of adventurers to complete her divinely inspired tasks. But evil has spies everywhere. Now, the party of heroes might be the only thing standing between forces bent on a grisly fate for the temple's inhabitants. Length: 2 hours
  9:00pm –  11:00pm 6 Pathfinder Role Playing Game Introductory Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
The Pathfinder Role Playing Game puts you in the role of a brave adventurer fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil! Take on the role of a canny fighter hacking through enemies with an enchanted sword, a powerful sorceress blessed with magic by the hint of demon blood in her veins, a wise cleric of gods benevolent or malign, a witty rogue ready to defuse even the deadliest of traps, or any of countless other heroes. The only limit is your imagination! Come by for a quick 2-hour introductory game. Learn how to play the Pathfinder Role Playing Game and learn about Pathfinder Society Organized Play. Length: 2 hours
  9:15pm –  9:40pm 2 Modern Magic Made Simple Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  9:20pm –  9:45pm 2 Ah My Buddha Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  9:20pm –  9:45pm 2 Dragonaut: The Reasonance Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  9:40pm –  9:45pm 2 Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings Short Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  9:45pm –  10:10pm 2 Lagrange -The Flower Of Rin-ne Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  9:45pm –  10:10pm 2 Needless Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  9:45pm –  10:10pm 2 Rosario+Vampire Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:00pm –  11:30pm 6 Wizards of C***block Forest Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Late-night RPG event. Friendships will be broken, wingmen will betray those for whom they wanged, and many fligglenaxes will be slain in C***block Forest! Presented by The Devastator magazine (Table B-4), WoCF is a parody of D20 tabletop RPGs. In order to become this world's most powerful Wizard, you need to convince Faeries to "join your party" and shut down your fellow sorcerers' game — by any means necessary! Free food, drinks and prizes! End time is approximate and is for scheduling purposes only.
 10:10pm –  10:35pm 2 Line Barrels of Iron Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:10pm –  10:35pm 2 Midori Days Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 10:10pm –  10:35pm 2 Zetman Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 10:35pm –  11:00pm 2 Blade of the Immortal Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 10:35pm –  11:00pm 2 Cat Planet Cuties-Asobi Ni Iku Yo! Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 10:35pm –  11:00pm 2 Star Driver Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:00pm –  11:25pm 2 Corpse Princess Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 11:00pm –  11:25pm 2 Mahoromatic Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:00pm –  11:25pm 2 Ninja Nonsense Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 11:25pm –  11:50pm 2 B Gata H Kei: Yamada's First Time Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 11:25pm –  11:50pm 2 Grenadier Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:25pm –  11:50pm 2 High School of the Dead Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 11:50pm –  12:15am 2 Blassrieter Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:50pm –  12:15am 2 Grenadier Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 11:50pm –  12:15am 2 To Love Ru Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 12:15am –  12:40am 2 Aika R-16 Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:15am –  12:40am 2 Heaven's Lost Property Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 12:15am –  12:40am 2 Samurai Girls Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.

July 13 • Friday

  9:00am –  11:00am 6 D&D Adventures Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Did D&D Learn to Play whet your appetite for more adventure? Come join you're fellow 4th edition gamers at a table of low-stress and high-fun play. Pick from any retired season of D&D Encounters have fun taking on one encounter after another. Play through a whole season in one weekend. Plus, collect Renown Points and trade them in for prizes! Length: 2 hours
  9:00am –  11:00am 6 D&D Dungeon Command Tournament Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest D&D miniatures game as you take on the role of a commander, sending a warband to battle the forces arrayed against you. Dungeon Command features themed miniature factions designed to play as unified war bands, in a game eliminating luck-driven mechanics in favor of player-driven skill, creativity, and quick thinking. Play one of the first two factions to be released, and if you defeat your opponents, you can earn victory points. Players with the most victory points at the end of the tournament on Sunday will win prizes! Length: 2 hours/round
  9:00am –  11:00am 6 D&D Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Want to learn how to play D&D 4th edition? We’ll teach you all the basics and send you out on your first adventure! Everything is provided for you, and you can even keep your character. Length: 2 hours
  9:00am –  11:00am 6 D&D Lords of Waterdeep Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest offering in the D&D board game line with Lords of Waterdeep! This Euro-style resource game casts the players as the Masked Lords of Waterdeep, each recruiting adventurers to complete various quests and achieve their own ends. Length: 2 hours/round
  9:00am –  11:00am 6 D&D Rise of the Underdark: The Sun Never Rises Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Her Radiance Dareen Travaskyr has led the Temple of Lathander’s Light for many years, making it a source of good and civilization in the otherwise wild Daggerdale. When the priestess received a vision urging her to create a powerful icon against an impending darkness, she employed a group of adventurers to complete her divinely inspired tasks. But evil has spies everywhere. Now, the party of heroes might be the only thing standing between forces bent on a grisly fate for the temple's inhabitants. Length: 2 hours
  9:00am –  11:00am 6 Pathfinder Role Playing Game Introductory Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
The Pathfinder Role Playing Game puts you in the role of a brave adventurer fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil! Take on the role of a canny fighter hacking through enemies with an enchanted sword, a powerful sorceress blessed with magic by the hint of demon blood in her veins, a wise cleric of gods benevolent or malign, a witty rogue ready to defuse even the deadliest of traps, or any of countless other heroes. The only limit is your imagination! Come by for a quick 2-hour introductory game. Learn how to play the Pathfinder Role Playing Game and learn about Pathfinder Society Organized Play. Length: 2 hours
  9:00am –  1:00pm 6 Pathfinder Society Organized Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Pathfinder Society Organized Play is a constantly evolving mega-campaign enjoyed by thousands of players and the adventures you experience are shared by other players around the world. No experience needed. Drop by and check out this exciting game. In Pathfinder Society Organized Play, you play a member of the Pathfinder Society, seeking fortune and glory all over the face of Golarion—the world of Paizo Publishing's Pathfinder Role Playing Game. At the same time, your characters often find themselves mixed up in the murky politics of Absalom and the nations that seek to control the City at the Center of the World from behind the scenes. You also work for one of these competing factions, each with their own motivations and secret agendas. Length: 4 hours
  9:00am –  11:00pm 6 D&D Convention Delve: Lair of the Dread Witch Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
In the deep forest, a place of dark power lies, its corruptive influence seeping into the lands beyond its borders. Can you contain the threat of the Dread Witch and stop her rituals before all falls into darkness? A 1st-level D&D convention delve with characters provided. Play as often as you like and earn prizes! Length: 1 hour per adventure.

Thursday: 11:00 am-11:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-11:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-11:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am-3:00 pm
  9:30am –  10:20am 1 ComicsPRO 'Fresh Start' Room 19
Your day at Comic-Con gets off to a friendly and professional start with ComicsPRO, the retailer trade association. Retailers, publishers, and distributors are welcome to kick off their convention day with colleagues, coffee, bagels, and conversation. Bring your business card!
 10:00am –  10:25am 2 Clamp School Detectives Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:00am –  10:25am 2 Gad Guard Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:00am –  10:25am 2 Someday's Dreamers Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 Art of the Thrill Kill Room 24ABC
From psychokillers and sociopaths to the vast unknowable emptiness of deep space, these authors know that it takes more than just blood and gore to keep their readers awake at night. Their novels are all well crafted, imaginative, and more often than not...downright terrifying. Top horror and thriller novelists discuss how they balance ratcheting suspense with perfectly paced creepiness to create stories that are both psychologically and atmospherically disturbing. Participants Barry Lyga (I Hunt Killers), Michelle Gagnon (Don't Turn Around), Johan Harstad (172 Hours on the Moon), Dan Wells (I Am Not a Serial Killer), James Rollins (SIGMA Force novels), Mark Z. Danielewski (The Fifty Year Sword, House of Leaves), Jeffrey J. Mariotte (The Devil's Bait), and Chase Novak (Breed) discuss their delicate art with moderator Lauren Beukes (Zoo City).
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 Comic-Con How-To: How to Create a More Realistic Fictitious World Room 2
Have you ever wondered how sci-fi and fantasy authors create vibrant, detailed worlds that suck their readers in and wrap them in a blanket so real, you question why our own world is not more like theirs? Award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake as he lets you in on some of the secrets he uses to create worlds. Drake teaches creative writing around the country as well as for the library district in Las Vegas, NV.
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 Community: School is Back in Session Ballroom 20
Joel McHale (The Soup), Gillian Jacobs (The Box), Danny Pudi (Chuck), Yvette Nicole Brown (Family Guy), and Alison Brie (Mad Men) from the hit Sony TV comedy have graduated to the Convention Center in advance of their fourth season. Join your favorite Greendale study group for a panel and Q&A to find out firsthand what surprises are in store for the show's return to NBC this fall.
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 DC Comics: From Concept to Page Room 6DE
What does it take to create a new comic book? Find out at this amazing panel, where for the first time DC has assembled the entire creative team of a comic book, including the editor, writer,  penciler, and inker. Learn how a new project is developed before the script is even written, and the many steps that happen after the artwork is complete, with DCE's group editor Mike Marts, editor Brian Cunningham and the creative team behind Flash -- Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul.
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 DC: Talent Search Orientation Session 2 Room 4
DCE's VP for art direction and design Mark Chiarello presents an informative orientation session to explain how DCE's Talent Search works and discuss the different needs of the DC Comics, Vertigo, and MAD magazine brands. If you want to learn what DCE looks for in artists and how to improve your chances of becoming a working professional, this is the program for you! To have your work reviewed, attendance at this orientation session is mandatory. (Please note: Not all attendees are guaranteed a one-on-one review.)
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 Hasbro Studios: My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Room 23ABC
Panelists from Hasbro Studios and The HUB TV Network's My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic share details of the making of the animated series and how the "friendship" and "magic" are brought to life. Fans won't want to miss it! Also includes Q&A time.
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 How to Break into Television Writing Room 25ABC
Spiro Skentzos (Grimm) and Karen Horne (NBC executive/Spawn co-producer) share their experiences as a TV writer and as the vice president of NBC's writing programs, respectively, on topics including basic script mistakes, getting representation, using writing programs, staying motivated, and negotiating today's turbulent TV terrain. There will be lots of time for questions.
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 Remembering Jerry Robinson and Joe Simon Room 9
Jerry Robinson was a key artist on Batman in the 1940s, the co-creator of The Joker, and later an accomplished newspaper strip artist and political cartoonist. Joe Simon was half of the legendary team of Simon and [Jack] Kirby, the co-creator of Captain America and other Simon-Kirby classics, and later the creator/editor of Sick magazine. We've recently lost both of these legendary figures in comics, so let's pause to remember them along with Paul Levitz, Michael Uslan, Anthony Tollin, Marv Wolfman, Paul Dini, Batton Lash, Steve Saffel and moderator Mark Evanier.
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 Star Wars: Collectibles Update Room 7AB
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 Chris Spitale of Lucas Licensing.
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 Comic-Con Film School 102: Production Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

Day 2 of this four-day course on microbudget moviemaking focuses on the specifics of production, from shooting techniques, lighting on the cheap, and crew positions you need (and don't need) to costuming, props, and set decorating for as little money as possible. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star, Paula Peril-Midnight Whistle), Nick Murphy (writer/director, Pizza and Bullets), Jack Conway (writer/producer, Fear News), Vera Vanguard (producer/star, GothGirl), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica).

 10:00am –  11:00am 6 Illuminati School Room 15A
 10:00am –  11:00am 6 Lord of the Fries Room 15A
 10:00am –  11:00am 6 Munchkin school Room 15A
 10:00am –  11:00am 6 Revolution Room 15A
 10:00am –  11:00am 6 Zombie Dice tournament Room 15A
 10:00am –  11:30am 1 The Black Panel Room 5AB
Michael Davis (The Littlest Bitch) returns to moderate the wildest panel at Comic-Con, the Black Panel! Expect industry insight and outrageousness when Shaquille O'Neal (NBA on TNT, Shaq Entertainment), Jamie Kennedy (The Jamie Kennedy Experiment), Missy Geppi (president, Geppi's Entertainment Museum), Reginald Hudlin (Django Unchained), E. Van Lowe (Earth Angel, the sequel to Boyfriend from Hell), and Steve McKeever (president, Hidden Beach Records), field questions from you, the audience. The most entertaining and informative Q&A you'll ever be a part of. It's African American Pop Culture and then some!
 10:00am –  12:00pm 6 FANBOY: King of Fighter 13, Side event Room 16B
 10:00am –  12:00pm 6 FANBOY: Mortal Kombat 9, Fighter Room 16B
 10:00am –  12:00pm 7 LEGO Systems, Inc. Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
LEGO Systems, Inc. art directors Rob Johnson, Joe Dinunzio, Toby Dutkiewicz, and Joseph Galluccio will be reviewing portfolios of illustrators, storyboard, comics, and 3D artists as well as copywriters to discover experienced and innovative freelance talent who wish to work on various forms of communication for internal and licensed product lines. The primary focus will be on comic illustrators (ink and color samples, sequentials, and cover art) and 3D artists proficient in MAYA and VRay. Please bring examples of your strongest and most recent work, as well as a business card with your website/online portfolio and contact information.
 10:00am –  12:00pm 7 Oni Press Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Oni Press editors will be reviewing sequential art portfolios from aspiring creators and are looking for line artists and colorists for upcoming projects. Experience the "No Capes! No tights!" portfolio review! Oni Press is a company with focused needs and will not be reviewing portfolios from inkers, cover artists, or superhero-centric illustrators.
 10:00am –  12:00pm 7 Revolution Comics Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Revolution Comics is looking for colorist to do interior pages, pinups, and covers for a new book.
 10:00am –  12:00pm 7 Space Goat Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Space Goat's international Comic Art Talent Search comes to San Diego. Space Goat is the comic industry's premier talent agency and production studio. Their clients get jobs at Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, IDW, Top Cow, BOOM! Studios, and other top publishers. Are you ready to get serious about a career creating comic art? If you have professional quality samples, Space Goat can help. Space Goat wants to see comic book story pages in pencil, pencil & ink, or color. They are not interested in a portfolio full of pinup art. They want to see professionals looking for better jobs and talented artists ready to be professionals.
 10:00am –  12:30pm 3 Larry Thomas and Mitzi Donahue Sails Pavilion - Autographs

Larry Thomas, actor (Seinfeld, Not Another B Movie) and Mitzi Donahue, executive producer/director/actor (The Process, Silk Stalkings)

 10:00am –  1:00pm 6 FANBOY: Modern Warfare 3 FFA, Side event Room 16B
 10:00am –  1:00pm 6 FANBOY: Modern Warfare 3, Shooter Room 16B
 10:00am –  1:00pm 6 Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Friday Sign-ups Room 17AB
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Chris Warner Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Sin City, No Country for Old Men)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Danielle Rayne Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Portal: No Escape)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Eric Hennig Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (The Hunger Games,Pitch Perfect)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Irwin Keyes Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (House of 1000 Corpses, Intolerable Cruelty)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Jasper Cole Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (MacGruber)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Jeffrey Breslauer Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Terminal Kill, Doctor Who: A Survivor's Triangle)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Jim Kelly Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Afro Ninja, Enter the Dragon)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Neil Kaplan Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Naruto: Shippuden, Marvel: Iron Man-Anime)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Nell Wilson Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Stan Lee's Who Wants to be a Superhero!)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Patricia Tallman Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Night of the Living Dead, Babylon 5, Army of Darkness)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Philip R. Cable Sails Pavilion - Autographs
author/director/producer (Make Movies That Make Money!, Vampiress: Lady of the Night)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Rich Arons Sails Pavilion - Autographs
producer/director/writer (Tiny Toons, Animaniacs & Freakazoid, Turbie the Turtle-Duck)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Richard Hatch Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Battlestar Galactica)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Richard LeParmentier Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Star Wars, Superman II, Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Sean Austin Sails Pavilion - Autographs
author (Echo's Revenge: The Ultimate Game)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Terry Naughton Sails Pavilion - Autographs
illustrator/animator (My Personal Panther, My Favorite Giant, The Art of Terry Naughton)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Timothy Patrick Quill Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Army of Darkness, Oz the Great and Powerful)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Trina Parks Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Diamonds Are Forever, Darktown Strutters)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Yuri Lowenthal, actor (Ben 10, Prince of Persia) and Tara Platt, actor (Saints Row the Third, Shelf Life)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Debi Derryberry Sails Pavilion - Autographs

actor (Jimmy Neutron, Monster High)

 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Power Rangers Sails Pavilion - Autographs

Jessica Rey, Nakia Burrise, Jason Faunt

 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 [Cancelled] Kathy Garver Sails Pavilion - Autographs

actor (Family Affair, Spider-Man and his amazing Friends)

 10:00am –  2:30pm 7 Arch Enemy Entertainment Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Arch Enemy Entertainment is looking to review the work of illustrators, colorists, letterers, conceptual artists, graphic artists, and animators. They are not interested in looking at inkers at this time. Arch Enemy works with all different genres when it comes to our projects, so be prepared to talk about what you'd love to work on, where your strengths lie, and what best fits your style. Arch Enemy Entertainment is currently working on the digital comic "F-00 Fighters" at USAToday.com. Visit arch-enemy.net for insight into the projects on their slate.
 10:00am –  2:30pm 7 Hasbro Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Hasbro will be reviewing work relating to package design, including traditional illustration, CGI illustration, and graphic design.
 10:00am –  2:30pm 7 Nickelodeon Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Nickelodeon has grown to become the most-watched television network by kids in the United States. Along with a passion for children's entertainment, Nickeoldeon offers employee perks such as remote control car races, watergun fights, chocolate tasting, and a Halloween party you'll never forget! They're always looking for 2D and CG artists as well as folks interested in production management to contribute to all aspects of their shows. If you love funny, strong characters and excellent storytelling, stop by to have your work reviewed by actual Nick artists and get the chance to meet the Nick Recruitment Team.
 10:00am –  2:30pm 7 Nickelodeon Artist and Writing Programs Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Nickelodeon Artist and Writing Programs wants aspiring creators. If you're an aspiring TV writer or animation studio artist, stop by to find out more about the Nickelodeon Writing Program or get feedback on your portfolio for the Nickelodeon Artist Program.
 10:00am –  2:30pm 7 Walt Disney Animation Studios Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Walt Disney Animation Studios brings imagination to life through traditional and computer animated films. The crew is filled with diverse talent from all around the globe whose passion is to create beautiful and timeless films through the art of storytelling, the magic of animation, and the science of cutting-edge technology. On hand for portfolio critiques are Victoria Ying, Raymond Persi, Robert Neuman, Dawn Rivera-Ernster, and Kelsi Taglang.
 10:00am –  2:30pm 7 Wizards of the Coast Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Wizards of the Coast makes books and games that span the limitless realms of fantasy, science fiction, and adventureÑand artwork plays an important part in everything they do. Because of that, they have an ongoing demand for talented artists, and will review samples of all forms of illustration, with a distinct emphasis on fantasy (contemporary and traditional/medieval), science fiction (space opera and cybertech), concept illustration (concept development, architecture, environments, vehicles/equipment), and cartography (2D, 3D, and isometric). Brands represented by Wizards of the Coast include Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Duelmasters, Kajudo, Avalon Hill, and Axis and Allies.
 10:00am –  5:30pm 6 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Demos Room 16A
Free to play.
 10:00am –  5:30pm 6 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Open Dueling Room 16A
Free to play.
 10:00am –  7:00pm 6 Pokemon All Day Events: League play Room 14AB
Going on all day. This activity is free -- Bring your deck! If you don’t have a deck, there are decks you can use for the day!
 10:00am –  7:00pm 6 Pokemon All Day Events: Learn how to play! Room 14AB
Going on all day. This activity is free -- Bring your deck! If you don’t have a deck, there are decks you can use for the day!
 10:00am –  7:00pm 6 Pokemon All Day Events: Side events Room 14AB
Going on all day. This activity is free -- Bring your deck! If you don’t have a deck, there are decks you can use for the day!
 10:00am –  8:00pm 6 Evil Steve Must Die Room 15A
 10:00am –  8:00pm 6 Frag Bug Hunt Room 15A
Frag Bug Hunt
 10:00am –  8:00pm 6 Grav-Chariot Racing Room 15A
Grav-Chariot Racing
 10:00am –  8:00pm 6 Malifaux Room 15A
Malifaux demos hosted by the So Cal Malifaux
 10:15am –  11:15am 1 Go Green! With the Lean, Mean, Ninja Team -Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Room 6BCF
Experience Nickelodeon's very first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Comic-Con panel, as executive producer Ciro Nieli (Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go!) sets up the new series and unveils never-before-seen footage. Meet the incredible Ninja cast: Jason Biggs (voice of Leonardo), Sean Astin (voice of Raphael), Greg Cipes (voice of Michelangelo), Rob Paulsen (voice of Donatello), Kevin Michael Richardson (voice of Shredder), Hoon Lee (voice of Splinter), and Mae Whitman (voice of April O'Neil). Hear and see the radical undertaking of this 25-year-old property and some of the creative insights that have taken it to new and reinvigorating heights. Prepare to be shell-shocked! Moderated by Rich Magallanes, senior VP of current series for Nickelodeon.
 10:25am –  10:50am 2 And Yet the Town Moves Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:25am –  10:50am 2 Gao-Gai-Gar Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:25am –  10:50am 2 True Tears Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:30am –  11:20am 1 Retail Optimism Room 18
How are retailers responding to the growing market in 2012, and how can they use the momentum to carry their stores into the next year? ComicsPhRO president Joe Field (Flying Colors Comics, Concord, CA), executive director Amanda Emmert (Muse Comics + Games, Colorado Springs, CO), and directors Carr D'Angelo (Earth-2 Comics, Sherman Oaks, CA), Thomas Gaul (Corner Store Comics, Anaheim, CA), and Calum Johnston (Strange Adventures Bookshop, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) discuss ideas for capitalizing on the current market upswing.
 10:30am –  11:30am 1 Dan Piraro and Bizarro: 10,000 Cartoons and Counting Room 8
Comic-Con special guest Dan Piraro (Bizarro) presents an overview of his 27-year career, including his favorite cartoons, some unpublished sketchbook images, travel stories, and anecdotes about his auxiliary career as a stand-up comic. The talk will conclude with a short Q&A session.
 10:30am –  11:30am 1 Special Live Exclusive Table Read of Dan Vs. Room 6A
Making its debut at Comic-Con is The Hub Television Network's animated series Dan Vs., which follows lovable curmudgeon Dan (Curtis Armstrong, Revenge of the Nerds) on a misguided quest for justice that leads him and his pals, Chris (Dave Foley, Kids in the Hall) and Elise (Paget Brewster, Criminal Minds), into misadventures and catastrophes. Join the cast, co-creators Chris Pearson and Dan Mandel, supervising producer/director Brian Sheesley, and moderator Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) for a live table read of a written-exclusively-for-SDCC script and a behind-the-scenes look at the series. Audience Q&A to follow.
 10:30am –  12:00pm 1 Comic Book Law School 202: Royalties, Residuals and (No) Regrets Room 11AB
With record-setting box office returns comes renewed interest in comic book and popular culture properties. Don't be dazzled by the prospect of having your name up on the big screen or big potential paydays without the legal background necessary to understand what the contract actually says. And even the most brilliant negotiators cannot hope to succeed without an understanding of the business models used by the companies making an offer. Noted attorney Michael Lovitz, author of the acclaimed The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, is back and ready to tackle a number of the more advanced issues facing authors, artists, and designers, particularly once they've "broken through" and have started publishing and selling (and maybe merchandising or media, too). This second Comic Book Law School session addresses some of the complicated issues surrounding marketing properties and creative ideas, including: transfers and licensing of rights; production, merchandising, and distribution agreements; and the key things you should know when Hollywood comes knocking. This interactive seminar gives attendees the opportunity to participate in the discussions as Lovitz (ably assisted by entertainment attorney Mona Metwalli) covers various means for profiting from creative works and explores the many important elements that form the foundation of every contract (and time permitting, maybe participate in a mock contract negotiation). This year they are joined by CPA/CFF Dean Bower, who will be presenting tales of Hollywood and big business audits. (Note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and practice tips to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. [This program is approved for 1.5 credits of California MCLE.])
 10:30am –  12:00pm 1 Comics Arts Conference Session #5: Images of Nations Room 26AB
Antonio S. Thompson (Austin Peay State University) delves into the meaning of Captain America and his books, discussing whether the character is a "court jester" or an iconic symbol encompassing what it means it to be American. Matthias Harbeck (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) looks at the evolution of Germany and Germans in comic books from 1945 onward to discuss how, through their combination of visual and textual elements, comic books can influence the composition of stereotypes on many levels and to determine if there such a thing as a coherent developing image of German-ness embedded in the historical, cultural, and political context of its time. Amanda Murphyao (Carleton University) looks at fan responses in letter columns and online forums to Alpha Flight and the debate over the Canadian-ness of the series to demonstrate how Canadian patriotism and anti-Americanism are expressed in subtle and direct ways through the comic books themselves as well as by the fan community.
 10:45am –  11:45am 1 ParaNorman: Behind the Scenes Hall H
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 09:38AM
Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Travis Knight, Chris Butler, Brian McLean, and Sam Fell discuss making their new stop-motion-animated comedy thriller, ParaNorman, made in 3D. Never-before-seen footage will be shown from the Laika movie that Focus Features is opening nationwide on August 17. Panel will be moderated by Dave Karger (Entertainment Weekly).
 10:50am –  11:15am 2 Kobato Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:50am –  11:15am 2 Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:50am –  11:15am 2 Squid Girl Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:00am –  11:45am 1 Adult Swim: The Venture Bros. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Show creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer, with the voice of Dr. Venture James Urbaniak, will discuss the original series and answer fan questions.
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 Avatar Press: Hero Worship in Film and Comics Room 24ABC
Zak Penn, screenwriter and director extraordinaire, discusses his long career in bringing comic superheroes to film. From his work with Marvel's mutants on X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, to the development of his Alphas television series for Syfy, to his countless other big-screen successes (including Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, and the summer's biggest blockbuster, The Avengers), he'll cover it all. Also, Scott Murphy (writer on Star Wars: The Clone Wars) will join Zak on stage to discuss Hero Worship, their groundbreaking new superhero comic published by Avatar Press.
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 Comic-Con How-To: Don't Tell Your Story, Show It! Room 2
Ever wonder how the really good books suck readers in and hold their attention page after page? It's not the characters, nor the plot of the book. It's the author's style that separates his or her story from the pack. Award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake offers insight into how to put your story together in a compelling way that will have your readers turning page after page to see what happens next.
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 Hasbro: Star Wars Room 7AB
Hasbro's Derryl DePriest (VP, global brand marketing), Jeff Labovitz (director, global brand marketing), Michelino Paolino (senior director, product design), Brian Merten (senior manager, product design), Adam Pagano (senior art director), and Erik Arana (Star Wars product designer) discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line. Attendees will also get a sneak peek at upcoming, never before seen items. The panelists will also host some Q&A for your burning Star Wars action figure questions.
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 Mike Mignola and Friends Room 4
As we watch the world collapse in the pages of B.P.R.D.-Hell on Earth and gear up for the most-anticipated series in Hellboy's history later this year, this may be the most important panel in the history of one of modern comics' most storied series. Join creator Mike Mignola, editor Scott Allie, Cameron Stewart, James Harren, B.P.R.D. artist Tyler Crook and others, for exclusive news and insight into why the world of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. is truly "going to hell in 2012"!
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 Siegel and Shuster and Finger Room 9
Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created a character you may have heard of. Bill Finger co-created one or two himself. These men are the subjects of two new books that unlock many secrets as to how some young men gave the world some of the greatest icons of fantasy ever. Hear Larry Tye (author of Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero) and Marc Tyler Nobleman (author of Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman) as both discuss their works with moderator Mark Evanier.
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 Spotlight on Herb Trimpe Room 32AB
Comic-Con special guest Herb Trimpe carved out his own legendary place in the Marvel Universe starting in the 1960s. His incredible work on the Incredible Hulk, along with his other art on series such as G.I. Joe, Transformers, Godzilla, and many more, have made him a fan-favorite artist. Trimpe talks about his career in this special spotlight panel.
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 The Artist's Way Room 23ABC
You've seen their work. How did they get there? Comic-Con 2012 features an incredible line-up of special guests who are artists: Tim Bradstreet, Gary Gianni, Joe Jusko, Mark Schultz, Jim Silke, and Tom Yeates. This panel explores the artist's way, delving into technique, tools, inspiration, and more. Find out how these artists deal with deadlines, blank pages, and clogged pens in this casual and immensely informative conversation moderated by Comic-Con's director of print and publications, Gary Sassaman.
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 JManga: The Future of Digital Manga Room 25ABC
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 12:10PM
It's been one year since the launch of JManga.com, the world's first official and legal manga portal website. Find out where the international manga scene is headed. See what's new on JManga and what's on the way. Join Deb Aoki (Manga editor, About.com), Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly, PW Comics World), and Robert Newman (JManga) for a discussion on JManga and the future of digital manga. JManga will be giving away a new iPad, loads of JManga Points and more special prizes straight from Akihabara through out the panel!
 11:00am –  12:00pm 3 Greg Evans Sails Pavilion - Autographs
cartoonist/creator (Luann comic strip)
 11:00am –  12:00pm 6 Cthulhu Dice tournament Room 15A
 11:00am –  12:00pm 6 Give Me the Brain Room 15A
 11:00am –  12:00pm 6 Illuminati Room 15A
 11:00am –  12:00pm 6 Munchkin Booty Room 15A
 11:00am –  1:00pm 6 D&D Adventures Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Did D&D Learn to Play whet your appetite for more adventure? Come join you're fellow 4th edition gamers at a table of low-stress and high-fun play. Pick from any retired season of D&D Encounters have fun taking on one encounter after another. Play through a whole season in one weekend. Plus, collect Renown Points and trade them in for prizes! Length: 2 hours
 11:00am –  1:00pm 6 D&D Dungeon Command Tournament Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest D&D miniatures game as you take on the role of a commander, sending a warband to battle the forces arrayed against you. Dungeon Command features themed miniature factions designed to play as unified war bands, in a game eliminating luck-driven mechanics in favor of player-driven skill, creativity, and quick thinking. Play one of the first two factions to be released, and if you defeat your opponents, you can earn victory points. Players with the most victory points at the end of the tournament on Sunday will win prizes! Length: 2 hours/round
 11:00am –  1:00pm 6 D&D Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Want to learn how to play D&D 4th edition? We’ll teach you all the basics and send you out on your first adventure! Everything is provided for you, and you can even keep your character. Length: 2 hours
 11:00am –  1:00pm 6 D&D Lords of Waterdeep Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest offering in the D&D board game line with Lords of Waterdeep! This Euro-style resource game casts the players as the Masked Lords of Waterdeep, each recruiting adventurers to complete various quests and achieve their own ends. Length: 2 hours/round
 11:00am –  1:00pm 6 D&D Rise of the Underdark: The Sun Never Rises Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Her Radiance Dareen Travaskyr has led the Temple of Lathander’s Light for many years, making it a source of good and civilization in the otherwise wild Daggerdale. When the priestess received a vision urging her to create a powerful icon against an impending darkness, she employed a group of adventurers to complete her divinely inspired tasks. But evil has spies everywhere. Now, the party of heroes might be the only thing standing between forces bent on a grisly fate for the temple's inhabitants. Length: 2 hours
 11:00am –  1:00pm 6 Pathfinder Role Playing Game Introductory Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
The Pathfinder Role Playing Game puts you in the role of a brave adventurer fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil! Take on the role of a canny fighter hacking through enemies with an enchanted sword, a powerful sorceress blessed with magic by the hint of demon blood in her veins, a wise cleric of gods benevolent or malign, a witty rogue ready to defuse even the deadliest of traps, or any of countless other heroes. The only limit is your imagination! Come by for a quick 2-hour introductory game. Learn how to play the Pathfinder Role Playing Game and learn about Pathfinder Society Organized Play. Length: 2 hours
 11:00am –  3:00pm 6 MAGIC: Standard Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Free for all paid Magic league players. Standard format. 4 rounds. Booster pack prizes based on attendance.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
 11:00am –  3:00pm 6 Pokemon Modified Tournament (Sanctioned) Room 14AB
Prizes for Top Players in Each Tournament. Entry fee may be required. End times are approximate.
 11:00am –  11:55pm 6 MAGIC: All Day: 'Go Infinite' Booster Draft Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$15. When eight players are registered, those players each receive 3 Magic boosters and draft (start Friday, we will have Magic 2013 packs). Single elimination. Pack prizes 1st = 4 packs and a free entry into any Magic event at this convention, 2nd = 4 packs, and 3rd & 4th = 1 pack.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
 11:00am –  11:55pm 6 MAGIC: All Day: Beginners League Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Free (once per day). Randomly receive a special mono-color deck. Play casual games all day with beginners for the fun of it.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
 11:00am –  11:55pm 6 MAGIC: All Day: Commander League Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$25 for the entire weekend. Receive a Commander Deck when you register. Play casual matches with other Commander League players all weekend. Earn a Magic card after every match, win or lose.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
 11:00am –  11:55pm 6 MAGIC: All Day: Magic Intro Pack League Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$15 for the entire weekend. Receive a 2013 Intro Pack (deck) when you register. Play casual matches with other Intro Pack League players all weekend. Earn a Magic card after every match, win or lose.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
 11:00am –  11:55pm 6 MAGIC: All Day: Planechase 2012 League Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$20 for the entire weekend. Receive a Planechase 2012 Edition pack (deck) when you register. Play casual matches with other Planechase 2012 League players all weekend. Earn a Magic card after every match, win or lose.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
 11:05am –  11:50am 4 Paula Peril: Midnight Whistle Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
When a sexy and adventurous reporter's investigation uncovers evidence on a corrupt railroad official, she battles vengeful mobsters. Presenting filmmakers: Valerie Perez (Tears of the Dragon), Drew Giles (Harvey), Jason Winn (director), and James Watson (creator, The Adventures of Paula Peril).
 11:15am –  11:40am 2 AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:15am –  11:40am 2 Lucky Star Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:15am –  11:40am 2 Tiger & Bunny Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:15am –  12:15pm 1 DC Comics: Superman Room 6DE
Since the launch of the New 52, Superman has been flying higher than ever. Group editor Matt Idelson and super talents Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One), Scott Lodbell (Superman), and Bryan Q. Miller (Smallville Season 11) take fans new and old up, up and away with a sneak peek at what's in store for Superman.
 11:15am –  12:15pm 1 Join the Revolution! Nickelodeon's Legend of Korra Ballroom 20
The cast and crew of Legend of Korra offer an in-depth discussion of Nickelodeon's hottest new series. Executive producer and creator team Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender) are joined by co-executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos (Avatar: The Last Airbender) as they discuss the creative process that brought the first book in the Korra series to life. You'll also get to hear from your favorite characters as talented voice actors Janet Varney (Korra), David Faustino (Mako), P. J. Byrne (Bolin) and Seychelle Gabriel (Asami) will be featured on the panel and renowned voice director Andrea Romano (Avatar: The Last Airbender) will direct the actors in a live performance from the series. And if you're extra nice, Mike and Bryan may even drop a hint or two about Book 2. So don't miss out! Moderated by Rich Magallanes, senior VP of current series for Nickelodeon.
 11:30am –  12:15pm 1 Experiments in Distribution Room 18
Retailers, be here for the opportunity to shape Top Cow publishing plans while getting more information on an idea that has been called "the most innovative push ever attempted for a Top Cow series launch."
 11:30am –  12:30pm 1 Cult Pilot Screening and Q&A Room 6BCF
There is television...and there is the world we live in. In the shadows where they meet, there is Cult. In this visceral thriller, a young reporter teams up with a television researcher to investigate a series of disturbing disappearances connected to a wildly popular new television show called...Cult. With everyone a suspect and no one to trust but each other, they follow an obscure trail of tantalizing clues deeper into the cult of Cult. Moving from the real world into the labyrinthine world of the series and its two characters-a detective and a charismatic cult leader-events inside the show begin to bleed into the outside world and vice versa as the certainty of what's real and what's illusion crumbles into dust. Be among the first to see a special pilot screening, followed by a Q&A with creator and executive producer Rockne S. O'Bannon (Farscape) and series stars Matt Davis (The Vampire Diaries), Jessica Lucas (Psych), Alona Tal (Supernatural), and Robert Knepper (Heroes). Cult will air midseason on The CW and is produced by Fake Empire and Rockne S. O'Bannon Television in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios.
 11:30am –  12:30pm 1 Remixed Fairy Tales and Superhero Lore Room 5AB
Between this year's Mirror Mask and Snow White and the Huntsman and forthcoming retellings of Beauty and the Beast and Hansel and Gretel -- not to mention recent reexaminations such as Soon I Shall Be Invincible and The Magicians -- the mythology of fairy tales and superheroes is embedded in our popular culture. But some of the characters aren't quite what they used to be. Discuss the enduring power of these archetypes and how they can also be reinterpreted with panelists Sarah Maas (Throne of Glass), Marissa Meyer (Cinder), Rae Carson (The Girl of Fire and Thorns), Paul Tobin (Prepare to Die), Tom King (A Once Crowded Sky), Michael Scott (The Enchantress), Tracy Hickman (Wayne of Gotham), and Cecil Castellucci (The Year of the Beasts). Moderated by David Mariotte of Mysterious Galaxy.
 11:30am –  12:30pm 1 Spotlight on Lynn Johnston Room 8
The award-winning cartoonist and Comic-Con special guest reflects on her long career with her "family" of characters in For Better or For Worse, the mega-popular syndicated comic strip. Lynn Johnston talks about the strip and what she's doing now.
 11:30am –  1:00pm 3 G4TV Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Sara Underwood, Candace Bailey, Blair Butler, Jessica Chobot

Drawing for Line Tickets to be held Friday at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area
 11:40am –  12:05pm 2 Escaflowne Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:40am –  12:05pm 2 Kimi Ni Todoke-From Me to You Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:40am –  12:05pm 2 Super Gals 2 Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:45am –  12:45pm 1 Cartoon Network: Annoying Orange Room 6A
Boasting more than 1 billion YouTube views to date, Annoying Orange is the web sensation transformed into a new Cartoon Network television series that follows Orange and his buddies as they go on a wide range of adventures taking them from the fruit stand to parts unknown and everything in between. Join series creator Dane Boedigheimer (Orange), Toby Turner (Nerville), and others for a delightfully annoying time.
 11:50am –  12:00pm 4 Super to the Heroes Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
A mischievous and often smug group of young superheroes in training discover they can't learn everything in the classroom. Who will save them when they can't save themselves?
 12:00pm –  12:25pm 4 Lost Rites Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Deacon James is a holy man with an unusual job description: immortal pest controller. Tonight's mission: to exterminate the newly resurfaced "pest," Roman goddess Aegeria of the Carmenae. Presenting filmmakers: James Moran (director), Johnathon Schaech (Quarantine), Pharaba Hacker-Witt (producer), and David Edgerly (comic book creator, Lost Rites).
 12:00pm –  12:45pm 1 Adult Swim: NTSF:SD:SUV:: (National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle::) Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 05, 06:15PM
Come watch a sneak peek at NTSF:SD:SUV:: season 2 and hear from the show's creative team led by creator and star Paul Scheer (The League), executive producer Jonathan Stern (Childrens Hospital, Newsreaders) and co-executive producer Curtis Gwinn (Fat Guy Stuck in Internet). They will be joined by members of their ensemble cast, including Martin Starr (Party Down, Freaks & Geeks), Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, Ugly Betty), Brandon Johnson (Funny or Die) and June Diane Raphael (Players) and Rob Riggle (Funny or Die. Rob Corddry (Childrens Hospital, Hot Tub Time Machine) will moderate the panel.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 A Quirky Point of View: The Fun Star Wars Books of Matthew Reinhart and Jeffrey Brown Room 7AB
New York Times bestsellers Matthew Reinhart (Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure) and Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son) discuss writing and illustrating the world of Star Wars for two generations of fans. Matthew will discuss the joys and challenges of creating Star Wars pop-up vehicles, aliens, droids, and Jedi, while Jeffrey will discuss finding inspiration in fatherhood for his humorous graphic novel that puts a new spin on the classic saga. Moderated by author Pablo Hidalgo (Star Wars: Head to Head).
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 CBLDF: The History of Comics Censorship Room 11AB
Learn the shocking history of comics censorship and how even today comics and the people who make, sell, and read them are threatened. CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein tells the sordid tale, from the public book burnings and Senate hearings that led to the Comics Code Authority in the 1950s through the attacks on Underground comix in the 1970s and retailer busts in the 1980s up to modern attacks on readers and artists. This program includes the latest research on comics censorship, including new cases developing this year. Come learn about your rights and how the CBLDF works to protect them.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Comic-Con How-To: Examining Fan Art Under the Law - A Counter-Cultural Disconnect? Room 2
Is fan art a secret obsession or is it okay to do it in public? This presentation lays down the law and includes a review of the impact of new technologies on the genre, commentary on the fantastic fan art event of the century in 50 Shades of Grey, as well as the confessions of fan art fanatic. Joshua S. Wattles is the former acting general counsel of Paramount Pictures, a past president of the LA Copyright Society and an adjunct law professor at Loyola and Southwestern University law schools in Los Angeles. He is currently Advisor in Chief to deviantART. His panel will be joined by a mystery fan artist.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 FUNimation Room 24ABC
All the latest news and information from FUNimation, one of North America's leaders in anime. 
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Lenore Turns 20 Room 23ABC
Celebrations are in order! Lenore is 20 years old in 2012. Roman Dirge discusses his new Lenore collection Swirlies, upcoming comics, merchandise, and more. Join the artist/magician himself for this exclusive journey into the unique world of Roman Dirge, with a one-on-one interview with moderator Andrew Sumner plus a Q&A session.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Mattel: Mattypalooza 2012-Masters of the Universe Classics, DC, Ghostbusters, and New Mystery Line Room 25ABC
Get all the latest info on your favorite Mattel collector lines, like Masters of the Universe Classics, DC Universe, Ghostbusters, and a new mystery line from MattyCollector.com. For all the insider intel, don't miss the Q&A with Mattel toy designer Ruben Martinez, Mattel brand manager Scott "Toy Guru" Neitlich, and special guest panelists, The Four Horsemen. It's the place to be for the world premiere of tons of new toys and collectibles, including the unveiling of the 30th Anniversary MOTU Create a Character contest winner!
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Oni Press: RevolutiONIze Comics Room 32AB
Often imitated but never duplicated! Get up close and personal with trend-setting indie comic powerhouse Oni Press. Join in the Q&A with your favorite Oni creators Brian Hurtt, Cullen Bunn, Rich Stevens, Scott C., Matt Dembicki, and Brahm Revel and get a sneak peek at upcoming Oni projects with news on Oni Press fan initiatives. There'll be free Oni comics, prizes, and more. Guaranteed by Oni Press's totally biased employees to be "the most fun you've ever had at a panel."
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Spotlight on Larry Hama Room 4
Comic-Con special guest Larry Hama's incredible diverse career-in comics, illustration, and acting-could fill hours of spotlight panel time. Join the writer/artist/actor as he talks about his career and his latest work on his signature series, G. I. Joe.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2012 Room 9
Frank Mastromauro (Soulfire, Shrugged), Peter Steigerwald (Lady Mechanika, Soulfire), Vince Hernandez (EA Assassins, Fathom Kiani, Charismagic), Mark Roslan (Broken Pieces), JT Krul (Soulfire, Mindfield), Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika), Mike DeBalfo (Soulfire), Beth Sotelo (Fathom, Shrugged), Alex Konat (Fathom, Mindfield), Nei Ruffino (Soulfire), David Wohl (Fathom, EA: Iris, Homecoming), David Schwartz (Idolized), Micah Gunnell (Idolized), and Jonathan Marks (Soulfire) discuss Aspen's upcoming titles and reveal never-before-seen projects and artwork. Aspen will also be offering a Q&A session with fans. All fans in attendance will receive a gift courtesy of Aspen Comics.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 3 Art of the Thrill Kill Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Barry Lyga, Michelle Gagnon, Johan Harstad, Dan Wells, James Rollins, Mark Danielewski, Jeffrey J. Mariotte, Chase Novak, Lauren Beukes
 12:00pm –  1:30pm 1 Comics Arts Conference Session #6: Revolution and Reaction Room 26AB
Trina Robbins (Lily Renée, Escape Artist) details the art and amazing life of Holocaust survivor Lily Renée Wilheim, one of the most successful women cartoonists during World War II and Fiction House's only woman cartoonist to draw covers as well as interior stories. Eyal Amiran (University of California, Irvine) examines Winsor McCay's public side, in which he quit comics in 1914 to draw xenophobic and anti-immigrant editorial cartoons for Hearst newspapers, arguing that McCay's reactionary sense of the collapse and contamination of culture and civilization mirrors his exploration of infantile fantasies in Little Nemo in Slumberland, Little Sammy Sneeze, and Dream of the Rarebit Fiend. Matt Yockey (University of Toledo) examines the ways in which Richard E Hughes' and Ogden Whitney's Herbie ironically deconstructs the transcendent promises of mass consumerism in postwar America. In the comic's subversive take on popular culture, and its (sometimes literal) dismantling at the hands of its protagonist, Herbie allows readers a symbolic mastery and control over their own subjectivity, itself a textual construct of both civic identity and mass culture. Cori Knight (University of California, Riverside) and Sean Sagan (University of California, Riverside) present joint research on aspects of the gospel tracts of Jack T. Chick, an author whose comic-book-style evangelical tracts have circled the globe and have been translated into over 40 languages, and consider the tracts' status as sacred objects and as warnings to the world at large.
 12:00pm –  2:00pm 6 Munchkin: Bites Room 15A
 12:00pm –  2:00pm 6 Nanuk Room 15A
 12:00pm –  2:00pm 6 Ninja Burger Room 15A
 12:00pm –  2:00pm 6 Revolution Room 15A
 12:00pm –  2:00pm 6 Spanc Room 15A
 12:00pm –  3:00pm 7 Dark Horse Comics Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Dark Horse Comics is looking for professional-caliber work focusing on sequential art for comic books. They want to see those whose work is ready for a professional assignment. If you're an aspiring artist looking for a general skill assessment, they unfortunately do not have time at this show for that kind of review. Story proposals will not be reviewed: see the Dark Horse website for submission guidelines.
 12:00pm –  4:00pm 6 MAGIC: 4-Pack Sealed Deck Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$20. Receive 4 Magic 2013 booster packs and construct a 30-card deck. 4 rounds. First place wins a Magic 2013 regular set (may require a single elimination playoff).

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
 12:00pm –  4:30pm 3 Herbert Jefferson Jr. Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Battlestar Galactica, T.J. Hooker)
 12:05pm –  12:30pm 2 Gasaraki Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:05pm –  12:30pm 2 Kekkaishi Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:05pm –  12:30pm 2 Ramen Fighter Miki Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:05pm –  1:05pm 1 The Big Bang Theory Screening and Q&A Hall H
Boldly go Big Bang Theory! For the first time ever in Hall H, the mega-popular TV series returns to Comic-Con for a special screening and a lively discussion. Will Howard ("Froot Loops") Wolowitz return from space? Where do things stand with Penny and Leonard? And will unscheduled handholding affect "The Relationship Agreement"? From Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS. The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 11.
 12:25pm –  1:10pm 4 Prelude to Bedlam Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
When Rudy Belford, a die-hard comic book fan, learns that his beloved super-heroine, Reyna Hernandez, is going to die, he sets out to do the unthinkable - kidnap her. Presenting filmmakers: Tychicus Vasquez (director), David Javier (director of photography), Cody Vaughan (BlackBox TV), and Blanca Gomez (La Verdad).
 12:30pm –  12:55pm 2 Aria the Natural Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:30pm –  12:55pm 2 Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:30pm –  12:55pm 2 You're Under Arrest 3 Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:30pm –  1:30pm 1 Firefly 10-Year Anniversary Reunion Ballroom 20
Calling all Browncoats to unite! It has been 10 years since the crew of the Serenity took flight in the now infamous show Firefly. Science Channel will reunite, for the first time ever, Captain Mal Reynolds and the crew from the ship. Join Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, and many more for a trip down memory lane, some special surprises, and exclusive Science Channel giveaways. SHINY.
 12:30pm –  1:30pm 1 Judge Dredd 35th Anniversary Room 8
It's an exciting year for Judge Dredd-not only does he turn 35 but he has a big-budget movie coming, a brand-new IDW series launching, and more. IDW's Chris Ryall, Dredd movie concept artist Jock, 2000 AD's Matt Smith and Ben Smith, and some very special guests join moderator Douglas Wolk to announce the creative team of IDW's series, talk about the return of the Dark Judges, and much more.
 12:30pm –  1:30pm 1 Marvel: Ultimate Comics Room 6DE
The Ultimate Universe will be shaken to its core in the mega-event Divided We Fall. But what happens after the fall? Find out with writer Sam Humphries (Ultimate Comics Ultimates), Ultimate Comics editor Sana Amanat, editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, and others as they detail the shocking revelations surrounding Divided We Fall.
 12:30pm –  1:30pm 1 Paranormal Love Potion Room 5AB
From super-hot vampires to seductive Fae and beyond, authors divulge the secrets behind crafting steamy love scenes in their action-packed novels. Whether characters be vampiric, ghostly, faierie, witchy, shape-shifting or angelic, these authors know how to keep the passion sizzling between them. Find out more from the writers themselves, and you'll learn what makes these books red hot! Participants include Tessa Gratton (The Blood Journals), Andrea Cremer (The Nightshade series), Marjorie Liu (The Mortal Bones), Sylvia Day (The Renegade Angels series), Shawntelle Madison (Coveted), Aprilynne Pike (Wings series), and Kelley Armstrong (Thirteen), led by moderator Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door).
 12:30pm –  1:30pm 3 Charlie Adlard Sails Pavilion - Autographs
artist (The Walking Dead)
 12:30pm –  1:30pm 3 The Guild Sails Pavilion - Autographs

Vince Caso, Jeff Lewis, Amy Okuda,  Robin Thorsen

 12:30pm –  2:30pm 6 FANBOY: Skull Girls, Side event Room 16B
 12:30pm –  2:30pm 6 FANBOY: Street Fighter x Tekken, Fighter Room 16B
 12:45pm –  1:45pm 1 666 Park Avenue Pilot Screening and Q&A Room 6BCF
Spend Friday the 13th getting to know the residents of the historic-and otherworldly-Manhattan apartment building The Drake, during this special screening of 666 Park Avenue. Sexy, seductive, and inviting, The Drake maintains a dark hold over its residents, tempting them through their ambitions and desires, in this new drama that's host to an epic struggle of good versus evil. Series stars Terry O'Quinn (Lost), Vanessa Williams (Desperate Housewives), Rachael Taylor (Charlie's Angels), and Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters), along with executive producers Matthew Miller (Chuck) and David Wilcox (Fringe), will be on hand for a special Q&A following the screening. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, 666 Park Avenue will air Sundays at 10/9c on ABC this fall.
 12:55pm –  1:20pm 2 A-Channel Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:55pm –  1:20pm 2 Gun X Sword Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:55pm –  1:20pm 2 Zakuro Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  1:00pm –  1:45pm 1 Adult Swim: Childrens Hospital Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Come watch a sneak peek of Childrens Hospital season 4 and hear from the show's creative team, led by creator and star Rob Corddry and executive producer Jonathan Stern. They will be joined by members of the show's ensemble cast of comedic heavyweights, including Lake Bell (How To Make It In America), Erinn Hayes (Parenthood), Rob Huebel (The Descendants), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), and Ken Marino (Party Down, The State). Childrens Hospital explores the emotional struggles and sexual politics of a group of doctors charged with healthy libidos. Paul Scheer (NTSF:SD:SUV::) will moderate the panel.
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 Cartoon Network: Regular Show Room 6A
Yeaaauuhhh! It's Regular Show at Comic-Con 2012! Series creator J. G. Quintel (Mordecai, High Five Ghost), Bill Salyers (Rigby), Sam Marin (Benson, Pops, Muscle Man), and others offer an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the comedy, drama, and tomfoolery that make this Regular Show so jolly good. Come for the merrymaking, stay for songs, sneaks, and surprises.
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 CBLDF Master Session: Jason Shiga Room 11AB
With the publication of his graphic novel Meanwhile, Jason Shiga's years of innovating an interactive practice for creating comics reached popular audiences. Now go behind the scenes with the author as he showcases his working methods and shows you the secrets of creating interactive choose-your-own adventure comics! The pieces created in this Master Session will be auctioned off at CBLDF's Art Auction on Saturday night.
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 From Imagination to Screen-The Art Department of Industrial Light & Magic Room 7AB
Creative director David Nakabayashi and the art directors of ILM -- Christian Alzmann (Cowboys & Aliens, The Last Airbender), Yanick Dusseault (Star Trek 2, The Avengers), Alex Jaeger (Pacific Rim, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), and Aaron McBride (Noah, Battleship) -- discuss the legacy of ILM's first art director, Ralph McQuarrie. The team will also cover some of the most memorable moments to come through their department during the company's history, spanning over 35 years and more than 350 films.
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 Graphic Novel Library Awards Room 4
What goes into the process of awards like the YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens list or the Texas Maverick Reading List? Find out as librarians from both committees discuss establishing, supporting, and handling the day-to-day work of graphic novel library awards on both the state and national levels.
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 Horror on the Paneled Page Room 24ABC
Some of comics' biggest horror creators share their most frightening nightmares, talk about lines that even they won't cross, and comment on the current horror trends in comics and other media in this in-depth discussion lead by AICN Comics/AICN Horror editor Mark L. Miller (The Jungle Book). Joshua Hale Fialkov (I, Vampire), Alan Robert (Wire Hangers), Brandon Seifert (Witch Doctor), David Quinn (Faust), Matt Pizzolo (Godkiller), and some surprise guests talk about what does and doesn't work in horror comic books.
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 Mylo Xyloto Room 23ABC
Every album begins with the germ of an idea, every song tells a story, and now it is finally revealed that there is a secret narrative behind Coldplay's newest hit album and its enigmatic title Mylo Xyloto. Three years ago, frontman Chris Martin teamed up with Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, and the upcoming The Little Prince) to develop the epic story that has gone on to inspire such chart-toppers as "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall," "Paradise," and "Princess of China." Join the creative team behind the new comic miniseries Mylo Xyloto -- Alejandro Fuentes, Steve Hamaker, and Dylan Haggerty -- and prepare to experience the sights and sounds of Coldplay in a whole new way.
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 Neon Alley: The Newest Destination for Anime Room 32AB
The word is out on Neon Alley, but there's more to be unveiled! A 24-hour anime channel launching this fall on the game console, Neon Alley will feature the world's best anime titles, including blockbusters Naruto Shippuden, Tiger & Bunny, Berserk: The Golde Age Arc Trilogy, and Blue Exorcist! Get the scoop straight from Brian Ige, VIZ Media's VP of animation, on upcoming series and more! Attendees are entered to win special prizes on the spot!
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 Spotlight on Brandon Sanderson Room 25ABC
Author, educator, and Comic-Con special guest Brandon Sanderson talks about his growth from a nonreader in his youth to become one of the most popular fantasy writers working today. Sanderson's books include his own Mistborn trilogy and his continuation of the late Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, which wraps up this year.
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 Spotlight on Michael E. Uslan, The Boy Who Loved Batman Room 9
Comic-Con special guest Michael Uslan is the originator and executive producer of the Batman movie franchise, from Tim Burton's Batman to Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises and such animated Batman films as The Dark Knight Returns and Batman Year One. An original fanboy who attended the world's very first comic con 49 years ago, he went on to write such comic books and graphic novels as Batman: Detective #27, Detective Comics, The Shadow, Archie Gets Married, The Spirit Black & White, and The Question. He won an Emmy Award for bringing Where Is Carmen San Diego to television. His memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman, tells the story of his life-long quest to bring a dark and serious version of The Dark Knight to the Silver Screen. Q&A and a book signing following. Introduction by David Uslan of Graphicly.
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 The Cartoon Fantasy Organization San Diego 30th Reunion Room 28E
CFO San Diego was the first Japanese Animation (Anime) group here in San Diego. Holding monthly meetings on the second Saturday of each month, it started in March of 1982, led by Dan Davis and Jamie Long. This reunion features members Dan Davis, Raymond Rappaport, and others.
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 3 Remixed Fairytales and Superhero Lore Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Sarah Maas, Marissa Meyer, Rae Carson, Paul Tobin, Tom King, Michael Scott, Tracy Hickman, Cecil Castelluci
  1:00pm –  2:30pm 1 Comic-Con How-To: Advanced Digital Inking Technique Room 2
Learn how to digitally ink and take all your black-and-white artwork to the next level. Comics artist Brian Haberlin will delve into Photoshop's treasure trove of features that not only enhance comic applications but make possible countless creative pen and ink opportunities rarely seen before. If you're serious about your black-and-white artwork, this session is a must.
  1:00pm –  2:30pm 3 Jenny Kerew Sails Pavilion - Autographs
blogger/author (The Blackwing Diaries, The Art of Brave)
  1:00pm –  5:00pm 6 MAGIC: Modern Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Free for all paid Magic league players. Modern format. 4 rounds. Booster pack prizes based on attendance.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm 1 From Fanboy to Filmmaker: A Case Study on How to Make a Successful Animated Film Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Learn how one filmmaker turned a poem he wrote to his kid sister into an international cinematic sensation by enlisting his childhood heroes -- Back to the Future's Christopher Lloyd, Academy Award winner Kathy Bates and musical legend Neil Young -- to tell a seven-minute, animated love story, now being developed as a major motion picture. Follow the journey of this hand-drawn animated film from the living room to the Cineplex, and learn how you can leverage your creative project to launch the life you want to lead. Featuring writer/director Jonah D. Ansell, composer Chris Thomas, art director Eric Vennemeyer, lead animator Abe Dieckman, and a screening of the animated film Cadaver, hailed by MTV as "darkly beautiful."
  1:15pm –  2:15pm 4 From Fanboy to Filmmaker: A Case Study on How to Make a Successful Animated Film Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Learn how one filmmaker turned a poem he wrote to his kid sister into an international cinematic sensation by enlisting his childhood heroes - Back to the Future's Christopher Lloyd, Academy Award winner Kathy Bates and musical legend Neil Young - to tell a seven-minute, animated love story, now being developed as a major motion picture. Follow the journey of this hand-drawn animated film from the living room to the Cineplex, and learn how you can leverage your creative project to launch the life you want to lead. Featuring writer/director Jonah D. Ansell, composer Chris Thomas, art director Eric Vennemeyer, lead animator Abe Dieckman, and a screening of the animated film Cadaver, hailed by MTV as "darkly beautiful."
  1:20pm –  1:45pm 2 Bakuman Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  1:20pm –  1:45pm 2 Fairy Tail Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  1:20pm –  1:45pm 2 Psychic Squad Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  1:25pm –  2:25pm 1 AMC's The Walking Dead Hall H
Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Norman Reedus, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, and introducing Danai Gurira as Michonne and David Morrissey as The Governor join executive producer and showrunner Glen Mazzara, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert and special effects makeup supervisor and co-executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead). The panelists will discuss the wildly successful second season of The Walking Dead and what to look forward to in season 3, debuting this fall on AMC. Join the panelists for a one-on-one Q&A session and an official sneak preview of season 3.
  1:30pm –  2:30pm 1 Comic Book Entrepreneurs Room 8
Get a rare look behind the scenes as the comic book industry's leading entrepreneurs share their secrets of building successful businesses around the love of comic books. Author and futurist Rob Salkowitz (Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture), CEO and co-founder David Steinberger of comiXology, Dark Horse Comics publisher Mike Richardson, Peter Levin of Nerdist Industries, and comics retailer Joe Field of Flying Colors Comics (who also founded Free Comic Book Day and helped run WonderCon for 15 years), offer a unique view of the business side of comics.
  1:30pm –  2:30pm 1 Comics Arts Conference Session #7: Jack Kirby and the Auteur Theory of Comics Room 26AB
Comic book historian Arlen Schumer (author, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) and Randolph Hoppe (The Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center) present their theory that, just like a film's director, not its screenwriter, is considered its true author (auteur in French), so should a comic book artist be considered the auteur of any comic book work done in collaboration with a writer (or a script in any verbal form) and therefore a de facto co-creator and co-author, with the credited writer, of that work. Joining them are editor/publisher John Morrow (The Jack Kirby Collector), comics scholar Charles Hatfield (Hand of Fire), and auteur theorist Craig Fischer (Appalachian State).
  1:30pm –  2:30pm 1 Spotlight on Kate Beaton Room 5AB
Comic-Con special guest Kate Beaton, the cartoonist behind the wildly popular webcomic Hark! A Vagrant and the New York Times bestseller of the same name, presents an overview of her work.
  1:30pm –  2:30pm 3 Roman Dirge Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Creator (Taxidermied: The Art of Roman Dirge, Lenore)

Drawing for Line Tickets to be held Friday at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area
  1:30pm –  3:00pm 3 A Quirky Point of View: The Fun Star Wars Books of Matthew Reinhart and Jeffrey Brown Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Jeffrey Brown, author (Darth Vader and Son) and Matthew Reinhart, author (Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure)
  1:30pm –  3:00pm 3 Eureka Sails Pavilion - Autographs

Colin Furguson, actor (Eureka, Then Came You), Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Debrah Farentino, Jamie Paglia

  1:30pm –  4:30pm 6 FANBOY: Halo Anniversary Ed, Shooter Room 16B
  1:30pm –  4:30pm 6 FANBOY: Halo FFA (Free for All), Side event Room 16B
  1:45pm –  2:10pm 2 Dirty Pair Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  1:45pm –  2:10pm 2 Fushigi Yugi Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  1:45pm –  2:10pm 2 K-ON! Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  1:45pm –  2:45pm 1 Bones Ballroom 20
Creator and executive producer Hart Hanson, executive producer Stephen Nathan and stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel are on hand to discuss the shocking finale of season 7 as well as what's in store for Booth and Brennan in an exciting season 8. The panel will be followed by a fan Q&A.
  1:45pm –  2:45pm 1 DC Comics: Justice League and Green Lantern Room 6DE
Comics' top talent-writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee-continue their historic team-up on DC Comics' bestselling Justice League, while Geoff continues his epic run on Green Lantern. Johns, Lee, Tony Bedard (Green Lantern: New Guardians), Brian Buccellato (Flash), Jeff Lemire (Animal Man, Justice League Dark), Francis Manapul (Flash), James Robinson (Earth 2), and Nicola Scott (Earth 2) explore some of DC Comics' spectacular titles.
  2:00pm –  2:45pm 1 Adult Swim: Aqua Something You Know Whatever/Squidbillies Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 05, 06:21PM
Show creators Dave Willis, Jim Fortier, Dana Snyder and Matt Maiellaro will discuss their original series, show footage from the new seasons, and answer questions.
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 BOOM! Studios: Adventure Time Comic Book Room 23ABC
What time is it? It's Adventure Time! The top-rated Cartoon Network show is now a bestselling comic book published by KaBOOM! You won't want to miss this all-star panel featuring the show's creator Pendleton Ward, along with series artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb (Ice Age) and writer/artist Meredith Gran (Octopus Pie) of the new miniseries Marceline and the Scream Queens, as they discuss what's next for the Land of Ooo in the world of comics.
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 Comics: Painting Comics on the iPad Room 11AB
The iPad has transformed the way you read comics, but did you know you can create comic art on the iPad too? See a comic book character come to life as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (The Mighty Avengers) and Kristy Miller (The Amazing Spider-Man Storybook Collection) demonstrate step-by-step how to paint comics on the iPad. Learn the basic tools and techniques, including which apps work best and how you too can transform your iPad into a portable art studio. Q&A session
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 Gears of War: Past, Present, and Future Room 6BCF
G4 TV host and video game goddess Morgan Webb moderates as panelists from video game developer Epic Games come together to discuss the past, present, and future of the Gears of War franchise. The creative and technical minds behind one of the most successful game franchises in history will be on hand to share experiences with attendees. Panelists include Epic Games' design director Cliff Bleszinski and director of production Rod Fergusson, writers Tom Bissell and Rob Auten, and the voice of Baird, Fred Tatasciore. Expect an extended Q&A session.
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 Nappy Hour Room 24ABC
Keith Knight (the K Chronicles, The Knight Life) returns with his lightning quick roundtable discussion, armed with his trusty kitchen timer! This time around the gentleman cartoonist grills Publishers Weekly's Calvin Reid, professor/artist/graphic designer John Jennings (Black Comix), and, back by popular demand, the force of nature known as C. Spike Trotman (Templar, AZ, Poorcraft).
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics Room 25ABC
Queer cartooning has been one of the most vibrant artistic and countercultural movements of the past 40 years, tackling complex issues of identity and changing social mores with intelligence, humor, and an irreverent imagination. No Straight Lines, a massive anthology published by Fantagraphics Books, is the most definitive collection to date of this material, showcasing everything from lesbian underground comix, to gay newspaper strips, bi punk zines, and trans webcomics. The editor of the book, Justin Hall (Glamazonia the Uncanny Super Tranny, Hard To Swallow) moderates an all-star panel of some of the true greats of LGBTQ comics: Alison Bechdel (Fun Home, Dykes to Watch Out For), Paige Braddock (Jane's World), Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf), Trina Robbins (Wimmen's Comix), and Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze).
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 Spotlight on Nate Powell Room 9
Writer/artist and Comic-Con special guest Nate Powell (Any Empire, The Silence of Our Friends, Swallow Me Whole, The Year of the Beasts) offers a presentation and Q&A session of his work and its content, influences, and early glimpses of several newly announced book projects.
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 Star Wars Origami Room 7AB
Master folder Chris Alexander (Star Wars Origami) will demonstrate and teach the master folding techniques to make Star Wars origami figures. Attendees will fold an exclusive Comic-Con model along with other art from the movies. Materials included.
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 ASIFA: Hollywood's State of the Industry Room 32AB
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 09:26AM
What do the pros think of the animation scene today? Is 2D ever coming back? Is there a Stop-Motion Renaissance? How do I get a job? Panelists include Tom Sito (Beauty and the Beast, Shrek), Jamie Kezlarian Bolio (Lion King, The Illusionist), James Parris (Spider Man, Benjamin Button), Ramin Zahed (editor Animation Magazine), Josh Scherr (Uncharted III: Drakes Deception, Jax & Daxter), and Laika's Brian McLean (Coraline, ParaNorman). Join the discussion!
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 Spotlight on Ben Saunders Room 4
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 02, 10:49AM
Professor Ben Saunders (Do The Gods Wear Capes?), founder of the undergraduate minor in Comics Studies at the University of Oregon, and Eisner-nominated artist Michael Allred (Madman, iZombie, and cover artist for Professor Saunders' book) introduce some of the latest superhero scholarship. Their lecture and discussion will focus on a classic comic: Amazing Spider-Man #121: The Death of Gwen Stacy!
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 3 Paranormal Love Potion Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Tessa Gratton, Andrea Cremer, Marjorie Liu, Shawntelle Madison, Aprilynne Pike, Sylvia Day, Kelley Armstrong, Stephanie Perkins
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 6 Awful Green Things Demos Room 15A
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 6 Munchkin: Axe Cop Room 15A
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 6 Munchkin: Zombie Room 15A
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 6 Zombie Dice tournament Room 15A
  2:00pm –  4:00pm 6 D&D Adventures Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Did D&D Learn to Play whet your appetite for more adventure? Come join you're fellow 4th edition gamers at a table of low-stress and high-fun play. Pick from any retired season of D&D Encounters have fun taking on one encounter after another. Play through a whole season in one weekend. Plus, collect Renown Points and trade them in for prizes! Length: 2 hours
  2:00pm –  4:00pm 6 D&D Dungeon Command Tournament Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest D&D miniatures game as you take on the role of a commander, sending a warband to battle the forces arrayed against you. Dungeon Command features themed miniature factions designed to play as unified war bands, in a game eliminating luck-driven mechanics in favor of player-driven skill, creativity, and quick thinking. Play one of the first two factions to be released, and if you defeat your opponents, you can earn victory points. Players with the most victory points at the end of the tournament on Sunday will win prizes! Length: 2 hours/round
  2:00pm –  4:00pm 6 D&D Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Want to learn how to play D&D 4th edition? We’ll teach you all the basics and send you out on your first adventure! Everything is provided for you, and you can even keep your character. Length: 2 hours
  2:00pm –  4:00pm 6 D&D Lords of Waterdeep Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest offering in the D&D board game line with Lords of Waterdeep! This Euro-style resource game casts the players as the Masked Lords of Waterdeep, each recruiting adventurers to complete various quests and achieve their own ends. Length: 2 hours/round
  2:00pm –  4:00pm 6 D&D Rise of the Underdark: The Sun Never Rises Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Her Radiance Dareen Travaskyr has led the Temple of Lathander’s Light for many years, making it a source of good and civilization in the otherwise wild Daggerdale. When the priestess received a vision urging her to create a powerful icon against an impending darkness, she employed a group of adventurers to complete her divinely inspired tasks. But evil has spies everywhere. Now, the party of heroes might be the only thing standing between forces bent on a grisly fate for the temple's inhabitants. Length: 2 hours
  2:00pm –  4:00pm 6 Pathfinder Role Playing Game Introductory Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
The Pathfinder Role Playing Game puts you in the role of a brave adventurer fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil! Take on the role of a canny fighter hacking through enemies with an enchanted sword, a powerful sorceress blessed with magic by the hint of demon blood in her veins, a wise cleric of gods benevolent or malign, a witty rogue ready to defuse even the deadliest of traps, or any of countless other heroes. The only limit is your imagination! Come by for a quick 2-hour introductory game. Learn how to play the Pathfinder Role Playing Game and learn about Pathfinder Society Organized Play. Length: 2 hours
  2:00pm –  6:00pm 6 MAGIC: 4-Pack Sealed Deck Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$20. Receive 4 Avacyn Restored booster packs and construct a 30-card deck. 4 rounds. First place wins an Avacyn Restored foil set (may require a single elimination playoff).

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
  2:00pm –  6:00pm 6 Pathfinder Society Organized Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Pathfinder Society Organized Play is a constantly evolving mega-campaign enjoyed by thousands of players and the adventures you experience are shared by other players around the world. No experience needed. Drop by and check out this exciting game. In Pathfinder Society Organized Play, you play a member of the Pathfinder Society, seeking fortune and glory all over the face of Golarion—the world of Paizo Publishing's Pathfinder Role Playing Game. At the same time, your characters often find themselves mixed up in the murky politics of Absalom and the nations that seek to control the City at the Center of the World from behind the scenes. You also work for one of these competing factions, each with their own motivations and secret agendas. Length: 4 hours
  2:00pm –  6:00pm 6 Pokemon Unlimited “Mutant” Tournament Room 14AB
Prizes for Top Players in Each Tournament. Entry fee may be required. End times are approximate.
  2:00pm –  7:00pm 6 Tekken Tag Tournament 2 - Friday Room 17AB
  2:10pm –  2:35pm 2 Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  2:10pm –  2:35pm 2 Oreimo Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  2:10pm –  3:00pm 2 Broken Blade Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  2:15pm –  3:15pm 1 Tron: Uprising Room 6A
Disney XD is bringing the Grid to Comic-Con! Join the noteworthy voice cast Elijah Wood (Beck), Bruce Boxleitner (Tron), Emmanuelle Chriqui (Paige) and Tricia Helfer (The Grid), along with executive producer/director Charlie Bean and consulting producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (Once Upon a Time, LOST), to see exclusive footage and find out everything you want to know about this ground-breaking animated series. The panel will also feature never-before-seen clips of Disney XD's turbo-charged original series Motorcity and a sneak peek of the upcoming animated series Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja. The panel will be moderated by Daily Variety film editor Josh Dickey.
  2:20pm –  2:45pm 4 Straight Talk Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
A college student and her live-in boyfriend get a visit from her father, who brings some baggage, and it's not from the airport. Presenting filmmakers: Sean Becker (director), Jerry Lambert (writer, Bad Teacher), Josh Heine (The Further Adventures of Cupid and Eros), and Chris Darnell (cinematographer).
  2:30pm –  3:30pm 1 Comics Arts Conference Session #8: Jack Kirby, Modernism, and Abstraction Room 26AB
Jack Kirby is increasingly emerging as an important 20th century American artist even beyond the realm of the comics world. His art provided pen-and-ink counterparts to the formal concerns of Abstract Expressionist painting, formalizing compositions and graphic rhythms with as much sophistication as artists such as Jackson Pollock or Franz Kline. Even "Kirby crackle" can be compared to the notion of "all-over" mark-making in abstract art as championed by Clement Greenberg. Outer space scenes especially, requiring innovative graphic forms to suggest sublime and unrepresentable space phenomena, provided occasions for some of Kirby's most powerful abstract compositions. This panel will discuss the relationship of Kirby with abstract art, his deeply modernist artistic achievement, and his influence on art and abstract comics. Andrei Molotiu (Indiana University, Bloomington; Abstract Comics: The Anthology) will give a presentation on the topic, then will discuss the subject with artist Mark Badger (Batman: Jazz, Martian Manhunter) and other surprise guests.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm 1 Dave McKean: My Two Years with Dawkins, Christ, and a Small Crab Called Eric Room 5AB
Dave McKean, illustrator of many books with Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury, John Cale, Heston Blumenthal, Grant Morrison, and occasional artist,photographer, director, musician, writer, and singer of forgotten songs, talks about two intense years spent exploring both sides of the theological divide. He illustrated and collaborated with evolutionary biologist and Darwin's Rottweiler Richard Dawkins on the New York Times bestseller The Magic of Reality-an introduction to skeptical thinking and science for young readers and old. McKean then directed, edited, designed, and scored a film adaptation of Michael Sheen's extraordinary live three-day Passion of Port Talbot-a contemporary retelling of the Easter story in locations throughout a town in Wales, in front of an audience of over 20,000 people. And Eric? Eric is one of the smaller stars of Dave's new film Luna. Still in postproduction but inching closer to a 2013 release, it stars Stephanie Leonidas (from MirrorMask and Syfy's new Defiance), as well as Michael Maloney (In the Bleak Midwinter, Babel), Ben Daniels (Merlin, Doom), and Dervla Kirwan (Dr. Who, Ondine).
  2:30pm –  3:30pm 1 Spotlight on Chew: John Layman and Rob Guillory Room 8
Writer/letterer John Layman and artist Rob Guillory discuss the past, present, and future of their New York Times bestselling and multi-Eisner Award-winning cannibal cop crime comedy Chew from Image Comics. Marvel over Layman's preternatural handsomeness, while Guillory engages the audience with his sardonic wit.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm 3 Michael Uslan Sails Pavilion - Autographs
writer/historian/producer (The Dark Knight,The Boy Who Loved Batman)
  2:30pm –  3:30pm 3 Mylo Xyloto Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Mark Osborne, Alejandro Fuentes, Steve Hamaker, Dylan Haggerty
  2:30pm –  4:00pm 1 Eisner Spirit Award Video Viewing Room 18
The Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award is the industry's "Hall of Fame" for progressive retailers. Spirit Award facilitator and award recipient Joe Ferrara (Atlantis Fantasyworld, CA) presents the videos for this year's award finalists, with discussion about each nominated retailer, the store's display techniques, and other unique features every attending retailer can learn from. Hey, retailers: this is a great place for getting new ideas!
  2:30pm –  4:30pm 1 Comic-Con How-To: Moneyshot-Drawing Comic Covers and Pinups Room 2
Mark Brooks presents an interactive session of drawing as well as a Q&A on the ins and outs of drawing eye-popping comic covers and pinups. This session will be hands-on, but pencil and paper aren't required though welcomed. Mark Brooks is a Marvel exclusive illustrator and the current cover artist for the highly popular and critically acclaimed X-Men Legacy.
  2:30pm –  5:30pm 7 Lucas Licensing Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Lucas Licensing's art director Troy Alders is conducting portfolio reviews, providing critiques, and offering tips for aspiring artists. Bring a portfolio selection of your best work, graphic design, illustration, etc. and see if you have what it takes to create art for the ever-expanding Lucas film galaxy.
  2:30pm –  5:30pm 7 Smorgasbord Productions Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Smorgasbord Productions specializes in 2D Flash animation. Clients include Attack of the Show along with original properties such as Supa Pirate Booty Hunt and Mad Beanz! They are primarily looking for talented animators, storyboard artists, and concept artists. Comic book portfolios will be reviewed to a lesser extent.
  2:30pm –  6:00pm 7 Cartoon Network Studios Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Cartoon Network Studios produces several animated favorites, including Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Problem Solverz, Generator Rex and Ben 10. Cartoon Network's purpose in participating in the review area is to give you feedback in preparing your portfolio for submission in the animation industry. They strongly encourage those with action, comedy, and comic backgrounds to submit their portfolio for review. Remember to sign up early, as reviewers were unable to meet last year's demand. While representatives are always happy to hear from fans, they ask that only artists serious in pursuing a career in animation and who have taken the time to compile a portfolio targeted to that goal sign up for time. Please remember that less is more, and pick only your best work to show. It is recommended that you show samples spotlighting the position you want to pursue (i.e., character design, storyboard, etc.).
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Adrienne Wilkinson Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Xena: Warrior Princess)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Ashley Palmer Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Paranormal Activity)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Butch Patrick Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (The Munsters,Lidsville)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Celeste Yarnall Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Star Trek, The Velvet Vampire, William Shatner's Get a Life!)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Cindy Morgan and Bruce Boxleitner Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Cindy Morgan, actor (TRON, Caddyshack) and Bruce Boxleitner, actor (TRON, Babylon 5)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Clare Kramer Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Megaspider)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Giorgio A. Tsoukalos Sails Pavilion - Autographs
host/consulting producer/publisher (Ancient Aliens-The Series, Legendary Times Magazine)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Haven Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Josie Lee Sails Pavilion - Autographs
model/actor (Playstation, Playboy, Justice on the Border)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Kane Hodder Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Friday the 13th, Hatchet)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Ken Foree Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Dawn of the Dead, Black Santa's Revenge)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Kent & Vyxsin Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Actors/models (CBS Amazing Race: All Stars, Lip Service, Hot Topic, Gothic Beauty Magazine)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Larry Nemecek Sails Pavilion - Autographs
author/producer (Trekland, The Con of Wrath)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Marilyn Ghigliotti Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Clerks, Alien Armageddon,Dead and Gone)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Nalini Krishan Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Star Wars Attack of the Clones)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Olivia d'Abo Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (The Wonder Years, Justice League: Doom)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Reggie and Gigi Bannister Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Reggie Bannister, actor (Phantasm I-IV, Bloody Bloody Bible Camp) and Gigi "Fast Elk" Bannister, actor/SFX/producer (Phantasm IV, Bloody Bloody Bible Camp)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Richard Anderson Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (The Six Million Dollar Man, Dynasty)
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Sid Haig Sails Pavilion - Autographs

actor (The Devil's Reject, The Infliction)

  2:30pm –  7:00pm 3 [Cancelled] David Winning Sails Pavilion - Autographs

director (Lost Girl, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, XIII)

  2:30pm –  7:00pm 7 Egmont Creative Center Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Egmont Creative Center is looking for Disney comics and magazine artworkÑDonald Duck and Mickey Mouse comic strip style,and classic Disney character artists (Winnie The Pooh, Cinderella, Little Mermaid, etc.).
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 7 eigoMANGA Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
eigoMANGA artists and editors from comic book publications Rumble Pak and Sakura Pakk are reviewing submissions for original manga or manga-inspired works to be published in their line of graphic novels and anthology magazines
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 7 LAIKA Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
LAIKA is seeking to review portfolios of experienced storyboard, concept, character and vizdev artists with animated feature film, television, or commercial industry experience.
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 7 WhatNot Entertainment?! Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
WhatNot Entertainment?! is interested in animators, specifically those who have worked with After Effects or Maya and have an understanding of timing and performance. A traditional background in animation is desirable. They are also interested in designers: background, props, and character, as well as storyboard artists, along with clean-up and color artists. They are looking to hire for upcoming episodic and feature work. Whatnot?! will be joined by Arsenal Media, a talent management company looking to add to their client base.
  2:30pm –  7:00pm 7 Petrol Advertising Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review

Petrol Advertising, an entertainment advertising agency based in Burbank, California, is reviewing portfolios of both digital and traditional illustrators with strong anatomy skills. They are looking for talented illustrators to join their fast-paced, creative environment. Illustrators will work closely with team members and the creative director to create innovative print campaigns for the video game industry.

  2:35pm –  2:40pm 2 The Melancholy of Haruhi-Chan Suzumiya Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  2:35pm –  3:00pm 2 Kanon Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  2:40pm –  3:05pm 2 Rental Magica Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  2:45pm –  3:15pm 4 The Kirkie Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Jeff, a self-hating Star Trek nerd, and his geek buddies' car breaks down on the way to a sci-fi/comic convention, and he is forced to find a pay phone in a local bar. There he meets the girl of his dreams . . . and her knuckle-dragging date. But thanks to countless hours of epic Trek battles, Jeff knows how to handle himself in a fight. Or does he? Presenting filmmakers: Jason Philip Thompson (actor), Jacob Givens (actor), Aaron Therol (actor), and Jim Krieg (writer/director, Green Lantern: The Animated Series).
  2:45pm –  3:45pm 1 Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A Session Hall H
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, HBO's Game of Thrones series concluded its 10-episode second season on June 3. Created and executive produced by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, the series follows kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen as they vie for power in a land where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime. Season 2 of the hit series told an epic story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honor, conquest and triumph, set in an enthralling world of intrigue, seduction, and magic. Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, production of season 2 also took place in Croatia and Iceland. Some of the cast featured in the second season and appearing on this panel are (in alphabetical order) Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, and Richard Madden as Robb Stark. George R. R. Martin, who also serves as a co-executive producer and writer on the series, moderates with executive producer Carolyn Strauss.
  3:00pm –  3:05pm 2 The Melancholy of Haruhi-Chan Suzumiya Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  3:00pm –  3:25pm 2 Sound of the Sky Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  3:00pm –  3:45pm 1 Adult Swim: Robot Chicken/Robot Chicken DC Comics Special Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Co-creators/executive producers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are joined by co-head writer/executive producer Tom Root, actor/writer Breckin Meyer, and writer Matthew Beans to discuss the Emmy-winning series. DC Entertainment chief creative officer Geoff Johns joins the panel to share insider scoop about the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special. Come watch a sneak peek and get your questions answered about Season Six. Keith Crofford, VP of production for Adult Swim, will moderate the panel.
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 Arrow Screening and Q&A Ballroom 20
Oliver Queen lives! The iconic DC Comics character will be the subject of a hard-hitting new drama series on The CW this fall. Arrow makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the full Arrow pilot, followed by a Q&A with series stars Stephen Amell (Private Practice) and Katie Cassidy (Supernatural), executive producers Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern) and Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe), and pilot director/executive producer David Nutter (Smallville). After being marooned for five years on a remote island, former billionaire playboy Oliver Queen returns to his home of Starling City with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow will air Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW this fall.
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 Drawing DC Room 11AB
There are as many ways to draw comics as there are comics artists-and at this panel, you'll see some of DC's top talent draw while they discuss their work. Mark Chiarello, DC's VP for art direction and design chats with artists Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire), Tony Daniel (Detective Comics), Dustin Nguyen (American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares, Batman Beyond), and others.
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 Drawing on Your Nightmares: Horror in Comics Room 23ABC
Throughout comics' storied history, horror has been an important part of the medium. In the fall of 2012, Dark Horse unveils a whole slate of new titles guaranteed to have you running for the covers. Dark Horse horror line editor Scott Allie is joined by actor-turned-comics writer Lance Henrikson and creators Eric Powell (The Goon), Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), Paul Tobin (Colder), and others for an exciting look at this year's most promising four-color thrills and chills!
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 LEGO Fan Community and What They Build Room 28E
Jim Foulds (community relations manager for the LEGO Group), Joe Meno (editor of BrickJournal Magazine), Mariann Asanuma (author of modelbuildingsecrets.com), and Steve Decraemer (model builder for LEGOLand California) discuss the LEGO Fan community, what they build, how they build it, and what it takes to become a member of this growing community.
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 Mattel and DC Comics: A Heroic Partnership Room 4
Fans of Mattel's popular DC toy lines will find out all the latest news, sneak peeks, and behind-the-scenes scoop on their favorite Mattel/ DC action figures, including the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises film, kid and collector releases from Batman, and more. Get a look at how a toy line is created, and participate in the Q&A with a special panel of Mattel toy team members.
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 Monster High: Freaky Is About to Get Fabulous in San Diego Room 24ABC
Celebrate a freaky fab Friday the 13th with the Monster High team. Dress up as your favorite ghoul and get a chance to win best-costume prizes and see exclusive scenes from the show's first ever DVD-Ghouls Rule (this fall from Universal Studios Home Entertainment). Garrett Sander, Rebecca Shipman, and Natalie Villegas (Monster High toy designers) and Eric Hardie (Monster High copywriter) are rumored to be revealing new ghouls in school and their inspiration for them. Additionally, Ghouls Rule producer Ira Singerman and voice actors Debi Derryberry (voice of Draculaura) and Erin Fitzgerald (voice of Abbey and Cupid) will discuss the making of Monster High webisodes and other content. Moderated by Emmy Award-winning director/producer Audu Paden.
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 Peanuts: The New Comic Book Series Room 32AB
Discover the origins behind KaBOOM!'s new Peanuts comic book series. The creative talent behind the new adaptations of Charles M. Schulz's classic comic strip offer an in-depth look at how the project began, the challenges of adapting the comic strip master, and the exciting new places Charlie Brown and Co. are going next. Participants include Paige Braddock (Jane's World, The Martian Confederacy), Alexis E. Fajardo (Kid Beowulf), Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther), Vicki Scott (Happiness Is a Warm Blanket), Adam Staffaroni (BOOM! Studios), Justin Thompson (Mythtickle), and Matt Whitlock (Family Guy).
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 Spotlight on James Robinson Room 9
Comic-Con special guest James Robinson has constantly put a new spin on superheroes. From his early work on The Golden Age and Starman to his current reworking of DC's Earth 2 concept, Robinson is one of comics' most thought-provoking writers...and he gives great panel, too. Hear James talk about his career, and ask him your own questions.
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 The Future of Star Wars Publishing: Dark Horse & Del Rey Room 7AB
Find out what's coming up in the Expanded Universe of Star Wars publishing. Editors Randy Stradley and Dave Marshall from Dark Horse Comics discuss what's next for Agent of the Empire, Dawn of the Jedi, Lost Tribe of the Sith, and Darth Maul, as well as reveal a new secret title that's on the horizon. From Del Rey Books editors Frank Parisi and Erich Schoeneweiss, along with author Troy Denning (Apocalypse), look at new novels coming later this year from fan-favorite authors Timothy Zahn and Aaron Allston, as well as give a peek into 2013. Also on the panel is Jennifer Heddle, senior editor at LucasBooks. Moderated by author Pablo Hidalgo (Star Wars: The Essential Reader's Companion).
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 Warner Archive Collection: Shazam! Room 25ABC
Join ever-informed, fancentric WAC Podcast hosts George Feltenstein, Matthew Patterson, and DW Ferranti as they give fans a look at the upcoming DVD release of the popular 1970s series Shazam! The series' own Billy Batson, Michael Gray, will be on hand, and an exclusive, limited-edition Shazam! LEGO figure will be awarded to a lucky number of fans in attendance. WAC panelists will also offer sneak peeks of Gene Roddenberry's "other" TV series, The Lieutenant, and some highlights of WAC's wildly entertaining upcoming slate of releases. And don't be surprised if a few unannounced guests appear with the bold shout of a single word!
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 Walt Disney Animation Studios: Wreck-it Ralph: The Art of Story Room 6DE
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 02, 03:39PM
Join Walt Disney Animation Studios story artists Nancy Kruse (Wreck-It Ralph, The Simpsons), Leo Matsuda (Wreck-It Ralph, Princess and the Frog), Raymond Persi (Wreck-It Ralph, The Simpsons), Lissa Treiman (Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled) and Josie Trinidad (Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled), and writers Phil Johnston (Wreck-It Ralph, Cedar Rapids) and Jennifer Lee (Wreck-It Ralph) as they discuss the art of story for the upcoming feature Wreck-It Ralph, in theaters November 2nd.
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 3 Harrison Cheung and Nicola Pittam Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Authors of Christian Bale: The Inside Story of the Darkest Batman
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 6 Car Wars demo Room 15A
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 6 Munchkin: Star Wars Room 15A
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 6 Ogre demo Room 15A
  3:00pm –  4:30pm 3 Kate Beaton Sails Pavilion - Autographs
cartoonist (Hark! A Vagrant!)
  3:00pm –  5:00pm 6 FANBOY: Marvel vs Capcom, Side event Room 16B
  3:00pm –  5:00pm 6 FANBOY: U. Marvel vs Capcom 3, Fighter Room 16B
  3:00pm –  7:00pm 6 MAGIC: Legacy Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Free for all paid Magic league players. Legacy format. 4 rounds. Booster pack prizes based on attendance.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
  3:05pm –  3:30pm 2 Puella Magi Madoka Magica Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  3:05pm –  3:30pm 2 Toradora! Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  3:15pm –  3:50pm 4 Rooney's World Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
A kids' show host tries to piece his life back together after his show is canceled, but his jealous animated co-host shows up, causing trouble in his new-found love life. Presenting filmmakers: Jordan Noel (director), Hudson Phillips (writer/producer), Trisha Solyn (director of photography, Walkaway), and Craig Sheldon (animator, Yo Gabba Gabba!).
  3:15pm –  4:15pm 1 Marvel: Cup O' Joe Room 6BCF
This is it, Mighty Marvel fans-the no-holds-barred, anything goes, full-of-surprises panel you wait all year for! Marvel's chief creative officer Joe Quesada takes on all questions, shocks the audience with jaw-dropping announcements, and keeps you guessing, along with guests including Marvel's head of television Jeph Loeb, SVP of creator and content development C. B. Cebulski, and editor-in-chief Axel Alonso. You never know who will show up, but you'd better be here, because this is the panel that everyone will be talking about!
  3:25pm –  3:50pm 2 Gin Tama Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  3:30pm –  3:55pm 2 Hayate the Combat Butler Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  3:30pm –  3:55pm 2 Legend of the Legendary Heroes Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  3:30pm –  4:30pm 1 75th Anniversary of Prince Valiant Room 8
Seventy-five years ago artist Harold R. Foster partnered with King Features to tell the epic adventures of Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur. After years of working on Tarzan, Foster wanted his own strip to write and draw, with his own characters fulfilling their destinies according to him. Today the strip is still going strong. Writer Mark Schultz, artists Gary Gianni and Tom Yeates, and comics historian R. C. Harvey talk to Tom Spurgeon about the enduring legacy of Foster's creation, still present in the Sunday funnies and more popular than ever in reprints of the original strips.
  3:30pm –  4:30pm 1 Epic Fantasy War Room 6A
We've all seen the signs: war is coming; and this winter, hobbits will learn that one should never laugh at live dragons. The top names in fantasy fiction discuss how the key to writing a real epic fantasy novel lies in the word epic-which doesn't just mean ambitious in scale, scope, and size. Epic fantasy helps us decipher the bigger mysteries of life. Even though there might be dragons (and magicians, horselords, and warlords), every word, and every detail of the world, must resonate on a fully human plane. Legendary editor Betsy Mitchell gets epic with panelists Brandon Sanderson (Alloy of Law), Raymond E. Feist (A Crown Imperiled), Robin Hobb (City of Dragons), N.K. Jemisin (The Inheritance Trilogy), Christopher Paolini (The Inheritance cycle), Rachel Hartman (Seraphina), Patrick Rothfuss (KingKiller Chronicles), Heather Brewer (The Legacy of Tril), and Lynn Flewelling (Casket of Souls).
  3:30pm –  4:30pm 1 The Art of Death and Darksiders II Room 5AB
A lively demonstration on bringing 2D comic art to 3D graphics and back again-Joe Madureira (Vigil Games Darksiders creator; artist for Avenging Spider-Man, Ultimates, X-Men), and Han Randhawa (Vigil Games, Darksiders I and II creative director) use exclusive examples from the creative development process to show how they bring a unique comic inspired vision to 3D life in the new Darksiders II video game from THQ, where you become Death, the most feared rider from the legendary Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. In part two, representatives from Dark Horse Comics demonstrates how they took this highly stylized universe in 3D, converted it back to a 2D comic book series, and expanded on the mythos, revealing scenes and storyline threads that complement the events of the video game. Working closely with the Darksiders team at Vigil Games, Dark Horse Comics is creating an important component to complete Joe Mad's original vision.
  3:30pm –  4:30pm 1 The Need for a 'Serious Comics' Community of Interest: Lessons Learned From 'Serious Games' Room 26AB
Constance Steinkuehler Squire (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy), Alan Gershenfeld (founder and president, E-Line Media), and Zander Cannon (owner, Big Time Attic; freelance artist and writer for DC Comics) discuss the need for an organized Community of Interest (COI) for "Serious Comics" similar to the successful "Serious Games" movement. Over the past decade, the
  3:30pm –  5:30pm 3 Sherrilyn Kenyon Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Author (Dark-Hunter series, Chronicles of Nick, The League)

Drawing for Line Tickets to be held Friday at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area
  3:50pm –  4:15pm 4 Summer of the Zombies Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
A newly turned zombie struggles to navigate the land of the undead. Fitting in during the end of the world can be a difficult task. Presenting filmmakers: Eddie Beasley (co-writer/co-director), Ashleigh Nichols (co-writer/co-director), Valerie Pensky (spx makeup), and Brock Frye (composer).
  3:50pm –  4:20pm 2 Dirty Pair Flash Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  3:55pm –  4:20pm 2 Nyan Koi! Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  3:55pm –  4:20pm 2 Tales of the Abyss Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  4:00pm –  4:45pm 1 Adult Swim: Black Dynamite Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Creators and voice talent from the new animated series, based on the 2009 feature film will give an exclusive preview of the show and answer questions. The Black Dynamite animated series further chronicles the exploits of Black Dynamite and his crew. Panelists include executive producer Carl Jones (The Boondocks) will be on the panel in addition to: Michael Jai White (For Better or Worse, The Dark Knight, Why Did I Get Married?), Tommy Davidson (In Living Color), Kym Whitley (The Cleveland Show, Brian McKnight Show), Byron Minns (Mongo Wrestling Alliance), Debra Wilson (MadTV), Orlando Jones (Rules of Engagement), and Cedric Yarbourgh (The Boondocks). The panel will be moderated by Gary Anthony Williams (The Boondocks).
  4:00pm –  5:00pm 1 A Tribute to Richard Alf Room 9
Comic-Con began that day in 1969 when Richard Alf, age 17, drove his 1954 VW Bug to the San Diego community of Clairemont for a meeting with Shel Dorf. Accompanying Richard were two teenage comic dealer friends, and two more young comic fans joined them at Shel's place. They liked Shel's idea of a comic convention for San Diego, and soon Richard was devoting himself to the challenge of creating it. While co-chairman for the first Comic-Con, chairman for the second, and again co-chairman for the third, Richard provided business sense, funds, transportation, energy, hard work, enthusiasm, good cheer, and social vision that proved essential to establishing Comic-Con as a viable institution. Join moderator Mike Towry and panelists Earl Bookhammer, David Clark, William Clausen (Alf the Elf-Sized Epic), Ed Cormier, George Clayton Johnson (Twilight Zone), Greg Koudoulian, David McGlone, Clayton Moore, Paul Sammon (Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner), Dennis Smith, David Glanzer (Comic-Con International director of Marketing and PR), and Rob Ray (SDSU Comic-Con History Project) in paying tribute to Richard Alf.
  4:00pm –  5:00pm 1 Archaia: Transmedia in Graphic Novel Publishing Room 23ABC
In this information-filled panel, fans will be treated to exclusive announcements, images, and videos on three sci-fi properties poised for a transmedia explosion, with Archaia's upcoming graphic novels providing a cornerstone in each campaign. Hawken is a free-to-play mech first-person-shooter game from developer Adhesive Games' and publisher Meteor Entertainment. Archaia will debut the original hardcover graphic novel that will serve as a prequel to the storyline in the game, and will feature the talents of Khang Le (Flight), Jeremy Barlow (Mass Effect: Homeworlds, Star Wars), Greg Tocchini (Last Days of American Crime), Francisco Ruiz Velasco (conceptual artist on The Hobbit, and Pacific Rim), Nathan Fox (DMZ, The Haunt), Christopher Moeller (JLA: League of One), Moritat (Elephantmen, Transmetropolitan), Bill Sienkiewicz (Electra: Assassin), Michael Gaydos (Alias, True Blood), Brian Thies (Winter Soldier, Dark Tower), Bagus Hutomo (Shrapnel, Heavy Metal), Stefano Gaudiano (Daredevil, Amazing Spider-Man), Alex Sanchez (Star Wars: The Old Republic), and Federico Dallocchio (Modern Warfare 2: Ghost). Featuring executive editor Joe LeFavi (Immortals: Gods and Heroes).

Cyborg 009 was created by the legendary Shotaro Ishimori (Power Rangers, Kikaider) and is considered one of the most influential manga series of all time. Since its debut in 1964, it has remained in print all over the world, including here in the U.S. As part of a new resurgence of original Cyborg 009 material, including a new animated feature film being released in Japan this fall, Archaia will publish an original hardcover graphic novel that reimagines the classic story from a modern, Western aesthetic, featuring artwork from the incomparable Trevor Hairsine. Preview art and previously unseen materials will be showcased for the first time at the panel. Featuring writers F. J. DeSanto (Immortals: Gods and Heroes) and Brad Cramp (Invertigo).

Space: 1999: Aftershock and Awe is the first of a series of hardcover graphic novels based on the late-1970s science fiction TV series. Author Andrew Gaska (Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes) and artists David Hueso (GI. Joe: Storm Shadow), Gary Morrow, and Miki team up to reignite this classic property about the inhabitants stranded on a moonbase after a disaster sends the moon hurtling out of Earth's orbit and into space. The panel will feature never-before-seen artwork and a preview of remastered artwork from legendary creators such as John Byrne that has not been seen in nearly three decades.
  4:00pm –  5:00pm 1 Bob's Burgers Room 25ABC
Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard and executive producer Jim Dauterive and cast members H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal are on hand to screen never-before-seen footage, followed by a panel discussion and fan Q&A.
  4:00pm –  5:00pm 1 Digital Art, Part 1 Room 11AB
Digital artist pros David Marquez (Ultimate Spider-Man) and Brian Haberlin (Spawn, Anamoly) join former Marvel and IDW editor and Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt (X-Men, G.I. Joe) for the first of two in-depth panels on how to create digital comics and how to use the medium to its full effect. In part 1, they take a deep dive into creating comics using digital tools and media as well as making effective storytelling decisions in a digital medium. This is a panel no artist can miss. Part 2 is at 7:00.
  4:00pm –  5:00pm 1 Motion Picture and Television Illustrators of the Art Directors Guild Room 24ABC
Film starts with an idea that must be brought to life by a team of creative men and women. The illustrators and storyboard artists use their skills and imaginations to develop the transcendent visuals of the big screen, be it adventure son distant worlds or earthly hovels. Meet the artists as they discuss their craft and answer questions: moderator Tim Burgard (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Benton Jew (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Dave Lowery (Oz the Great and Powerful), Derek Gogol (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), Trevor Goring (Real Steel), and Chris Baker (War of the Worlds).
  4:00pm –  5:00pm 1 The IDW Show (55 min, TV-MA) Room 4
Hosts Chris Ryall and Dirk Wood welcome guests Duane Swierczynski, Brea and Zane Grant, John Layman, Zach Howard, Conor McCreary, and Anthony Del Col. Plus special announcements by Bobby Curnow, Stupid Audience Tricks, and musical guest Alan Robert and The Grants. NEW (CC)
  4:00pm –  5:00pm 1 The Titans of Fighting Games Room 7AB
With a third-party fighting expert leading the discussion, the Titans of the fighting game genre, Katsuhiro Harada (Tekken series director), Yoshinori Ono (producer of the Street Fighter franchise), and Omar Kendall (Playstation All Stars Battle Royale game director, SuperBot Entertainment), come together for the first time in this exclusive panel to talk about fighting games past, present and future. Be among the first to see surprise reveals from upcoming titles.
  4:00pm –  5:00pm 1 Valiantfans.com: The Unofficial 'Summer of Valiant' Room 28E
Valiant fans from across the world welcome you to the celebration of the landmark return of the Valiant Universe. What's next after "The Summer Of Valiant?" Exclusive info and special panelists. Expect an exciting hour in an ask-anything panel, up close and personal. Q&A session moderated by Brian Wells (valiantfans.com).
  4:00pm –  5:30pm 1 So You Want to Be a Comics Retailer? Room 32AB
ComicsPRO presents an opportunity for those exploring opening their very own comic book specialty store. This panel of veteran retailers know you have questions, and they can give you the answers! ComicsPRO president Joe Field of Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff (Concord, CA), ComicsPRO executive director Amanda Emmert (Muse Comics + Games, Colorado Springs, CO), Brian Peets (A-1 Comics, Sacramento and Roseville, CA), and Calum Johnston (Strange Adventures, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), along Dave Hawksworth (Diamond Comic Distributors' outside sales manager) offer a fun and informative peek behind the curtain of the magic of comic book retailing!
  4:00pm –  6:00pm 6 D&D Adventures Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Did D&D Learn to Play whet your appetite for more adventure? Come join you're fellow 4th edition gamers at a table of low-stress and high-fun play. Pick from any retired season of D&D Encounters have fun taking on one encounter after another. Play through a whole season in one weekend. Plus, collect Renown Points and trade them in for prizes! Length: 2 hours
  4:00pm –  6:00pm 6 D&D Dungeon Command Tournament Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest D&D miniatures game as you take on the role of a commander, sending a warband to battle the forces arrayed against you. Dungeon Command features themed miniature factions designed to play as unified war bands, in a game eliminating luck-driven mechanics in favor of player-driven skill, creativity, and quick thinking. Play one of the first two factions to be released, and if you defeat your opponents, you can earn victory points. Players with the most victory points at the end of the tournament on Sunday will win prizes! Length: 2 hours/round
  4:00pm –  6:00pm 6 D&D Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Want to learn how to play D&D 4th edition? We’ll teach you all the basics and send you out on your first adventure! Everything is provided for you, and you can even keep your character. Length: 2 hours
  4:00pm –  6:00pm 6 D&D Lords of Waterdeep Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest offering in the D&D board game line with Lords of Waterdeep! This Euro-style resource game casts the players as the Masked Lords of Waterdeep, each recruiting adventurers to complete various quests and achieve their own ends. Length: 2 hours/round
  4:00pm –  6:00pm 6 D&D Rise of the Underdark: The Sun Never Rises Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Her Radiance Dareen Travaskyr has led the Temple of Lathander’s Light for many years, making it a source of good and civilization in the otherwise wild Daggerdale. When the priestess received a vision urging her to create a powerful icon against an impending darkness, she employed a group of adventurers to complete her divinely inspired tasks. But evil has spies everywhere. Now, the party of heroes might be the only thing standing between forces bent on a grisly fate for the temple's inhabitants. Length: 2 hours
  4:00pm –  6:00pm 6 Pathfinder Role Playing Game Introductory Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
The Pathfinder Role Playing Game puts you in the role of a brave adventurer fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil! Take on the role of a canny fighter hacking through enemies with an enchanted sword, a powerful sorceress blessed with magic by the hint of demon blood in her veins, a wise cleric of gods benevolent or malign, a witty rogue ready to defuse even the deadliest of traps, or any of countless other heroes. The only limit is your imagination! Come by for a quick 2-hour introductory game. Learn how to play the Pathfinder Role Playing Game and learn about Pathfinder Society Organized Play. Length: 2 hours
  4:00pm –  7:00pm 3 Adrian Paul Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (The Highlander series)
  4:00pm –  7:00pm 6 Pokemon New Players Tournament Room 14AB
Learn everything you need to know about playing in a tournament! Prizes for Top Players in Each Tournament. Entry fee may be required. End times are approximate.
  4:00pm –  8:00pm 6 MAGIC: Two-Headed Giant Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$30 per team. Each two-player team receives 8 Magic 2013 booster packs to build two 40-card decks. 4 rounds. First place wins a Magic 2013 uncut sheet for each player on the winning team; additional booster pack prizes based on attendance.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
  4:05pm –  4:35pm 1 Screen Gems: Resident Evil: Retribution Hall H
In Resident Evil: Retribution, we learn more about Alice's mysterious past as she continues to hunt those at The Umbrella Corporation responsible for the T-virus outbreak, a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, including the return of Michelle Rodriguez as Rain Ocampo, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. Appearing in person: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Oded Fehr, Boris Kodjoe, Mika Nakashima and writer/director Paul W. S. Anderson. Please join them for a preview and discussion of this highly successful film franchise, based on the popular video game series, and watch never before seen footage from the latest installment, Resident Evil: Retribution, in state-of-the art 3D.
  4:15pm –  4:45pm 4 Karl Mulberry Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
A 16-year-old with a close relationship to his mother will do whatever it takes to preserve this special relationship when a suitor starts pursuing her, even if it means playing dirty. Presenting filmmakers: Lorne Hiltser (director), Paul Goetz (Dealership, Up in the Air), Darren Fung (composer, Pickpocket King), and Greg Lisi (writer).
  4:15pm –  5:15pm 1 DC Comics-The New 52 Room 6DE
DC Comics-The New 52 and The New 52 Wave 2 are the industry's most talked about industry-shattering events. Although the landscape has changed, we're not done making news! Be a part of history as panelists discuss what's coming next in this exciting time for DC Entertainment. Featuring Chris Burnham (Batman, Incorporated), David Finch (Batman: The Dark Knight), Adam Glass (Suicide Squad), Geoff Johns (Justice League, Green Lantern, Aquaman), Dan Jurgens (Superman, Justice League International), Paul Levitz (Legion of Super-Heroes), Rob Liefeld (Deathstroke, Grifter, Savage Hawkman), Scott Lobdell (Teen Titans, Superboy, Red Hood and the Outlaws), Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western), Gail Simone (Batgirl), Scott Snyder (Batman, Swamp Thing), and others.
  4:15pm –  5:15pm 1 Entertainment Weekly: Powerful Women in Pop Culture (aka Women Who Kick Ass!) Ballroom 20
Fan-favorites Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood), Sarah Wayne Callies (Walking Dead), Kristin Kreuk (Beauty and the Beast), Nikki Reed (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2), and Anna Torv (Fringe) open up about the power and privilege of playing characters that have redefined the rules for women. Basically, a discussion with women who kick ass. Moderated by EW's Lynette Rice.
  4:20pm –  4:45pm 2 Bleach Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  4:20pm –  4:45pm 2 Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  4:20pm –  4:45pm 2 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 2 Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  4:30pm –  5:30pm 1 50th Anniversary of Marvel Superheroes Room 5AB
Fifty years ago Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Dick Ayers, Don Heck, and Larry Lieber created the Marvel Age of Comics when they introduced the Incredible Hulk, the Amazing Spider-Man, the Mighty Thor, the Astonishing Ant-Man, and the Invincible Iron Man, all in the course of one short year, 1962. Those characters have shown incredible endurance and staying power, still thrilling audiences today, on both the page and screen. Mark Evanier talks to Comic-Con special guests Stan Goldberg (a Marvel cartoonist and colorist in that storied year) and Incredible Hulk artist Herb Trimpe about the heroes that still thrill us five decades later.
  4:30pm –  5:30pm 1 Babymouse: Inside the Bubble! Room 8
Babymouse swept onto the graphic novel scene in 2005 and now has over 1.6 million copies in print. Comic-Con special guests Jennifer and Matthew Holm discuss how they create their critically acclaimed graphic novel series Babymouse and their bestselling pond scum-green series, Squish. Q&A session moderated by Scott Robins (A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics).
  4:30pm –  5:30pm 1 Comic-Con How-To: Sculpting Room 2
The Shiflett Brothers-Brandon and Jarrod-started their professional sculpting careers with maquette work on the hit video game Oddworld: Abe's Odysee. For Bowen Designs they have sculpted statues of iconic Marvel characters such as Juggernaut, the Incredible Hulk, Thanos, Spider-Man vs. Venom, The Rhino, Wolverine, and Black Panther. In 2010, the brothers released the instructional DVD Fantasy Sculpting: The Dragon of Argos.
  4:30pm –  5:30pm 1 UDON 2012 Room 26AB
Catch up on the latest releases and get the scoop on upcoming projects from the UDON crew, including comic and art book announcements you won't want to miss! Included will be sneak peek artwork, insight into the recruiting process for new artists, and a chance to win some of the company's hottest new books. Moderated by Chris Butcher (Toronto Comic Arts Festival, UDON's director of marketing), with participants Erik Ko (UDON CEO), Jim Zubkavich (project manager), Matt Moylan (managing editor), and UDON artists Joe Ng (Street Fighter IV) and Omar Dogan (Street Fighter Legends).
  4:30pm –  5:30pm 1 Falling Skies: The Battle Is Just Getting Started Room 6BCF
UPDATED: Fri, Jun 29, 08:25PM
Continuing the fight against alien invaders, TNT's Falling Skies follows a band of human survivors on their quest to outrun and outwit the powerful alien force that invaded Earth. Join stars Noah Wyle (ER), Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation), Will Patton (Armageddon), Drew Roy (Secretariat), Colin Cunningham (Living in Your Car), Sarah Carter (The Vow), and Connor Jessup (The Saddle Club), and show runner Remi Aubuchon (Caprica), with Q&A hosted by Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Big Bang Theory). Watch never-before-seen clips and be treated to an in-depth discussion on Falling Skies season 2.
  4:30pm –  5:30pm 3 James Robinson Sails Pavilion - Autographs
writer (Starman, Justice Society of America, The Shade)
  4:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Michael Gray Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Shazam, The Little People)
  4:35pm –  6:35pm 1 Sony: Total Recall, Looper, and Elysium Hall H
Total Recall-Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Doug Quaid (Colin Farrell), the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his ordinary existence. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate. Based on Philip K. Dick's classic story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale," this brand new take on some of his most visionary ideas is directed by Len Wiseman, who will join stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, and Bryan Cranston on stage.

Looper-In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented-but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a "looper"-a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt)-is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good...until the day the mob decides to "close the loop," sending back Joe's future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination. Writer/director Rian Johnson will join Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt to discuss the film.

Elysium-Ever since writer-director Neill Blomkamp broke through with his first feature film, District 9, people have been wondering what he has in store for an encore. Be a part of the first audience anywhere to get a first look at his new movie, Elysium, as stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster join Neill and producer Simon Kinberg on stage.
  4:45pm –  5:10pm 2 Gokusen Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  4:45pm –  5:10pm 2 Himawari Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  4:45pm –  5:10pm 2 The Girl Who Leapt Through Space Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  4:45pm –  5:45pm 1 The Writers' Room with Jonathan Ross Room 6A
Some of comics' best writers talk with the UK's famed radio/television presenter and comic book writer Jonathan Ross (Turf, America's Got Powers) about the challenges, triumphs, and idiosyncrasies of the comics creative process. Find out how Image Comics titles like Fatale, Chew, Morning Glories, and The Walking Dead are conceived, written, and brought to the printed page from the writers who knew them from "PAGE ONE, PANEL ONE." Panelists: Ed Brubaker, John Layman, and Robert Kirkman.
  4:45pm –  6:15pm 4 Off Season: The Lex Morrison Story Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
When Lexicon "Lex" Morrison threatens to retire from the LA Knights, the team owner forces the team publicist and trainer to get Lex back in shape to pass a physical and play another season. With their careers on the line, Chip and Kirby do all they can to bring Lex back to the top of his game. What they don't realize is that the owner's true agenda is to get Lex healthy enough to trade him to another team.
  5:00pm –  6:00pm 1 Breaking into Comics Right Now! Room 9
If you're an aspiring comic book creator, this is a panel you don't want to miss! Some of comic book publishing's top decision makers, including IDW chief creative officer Chris Ryall, BOOM! Studios editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon, Dark Horse managing editor Scott Allie, and Top Cow publisher Filip Sablik, give you up-to-date and practical advice on how to break into the comic book industry. Learn what you need to do to make your comic book dreams come true in a world where the Internet and social media have changed everything. This won't be your grandfather's "breaking into comics" panel.
  5:00pm –  6:00pm 1 Business of Webcomics Room 24ABC
The forces behind Webcomics.com -- Robert Khoo (Penny Arcade), Scott Kurtz (PvP), and Brad Guigar (Evil Inc) -- present a primer on webcomics from the aspects of creativity, technology and a special focus on business.
  5:00pm –  6:00pm 1 International Association of Media Tie-in Writers: Scribe Awards Room 23ABC
Max Allan Collins (Mike Hammer), co-founder of the IAMTW, will announce the winners of this year's Scribe Awards for excellence in tie-in writing. He will be joined by this year's Grandmaster Award "Faust" winner, Kevin J. Anderson (Dune), Stacia Deutsch (Batman), Glenn Hauman (Star Trek), Jeff Mariotte (CSI), Deborah Lynn Smith (Dark Shadows), and Dayton Ward (Star Trek) for a freewheeling look at one of the most popular and yet underappreciated branches of the writing trade. Followed by a Q&A session.
  5:00pm –  6:00pm 1 Old Masters Art Lessons for Comic Artists Room 11AB
Marshall Vandruff (marshallart.com) will show the work of great artists such as Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Goya, Heinrich Kley, Frank Frazetta, and Winsor McCay to explain the three disciplines of picture-making mastery. He will showcase their high standards of craft and explain how the old disciplines of composition, draftsmanship, and technique apply to artists of modern media.
  5:00pm –  6:00pm 1 Sci-fi That Will Change Your Life Room 7AB
Sometimes science fiction does more than mangle your eyeballs with awesome explosions -- it can also make you think. Come discuss the year's most brain-expanding sci-fi with io9 staffers Annalee Newitz, Cyriaque Lamar, and Charlie Jane Anders, plus amazing guests Phil Plait (writer/scientist, Bad Astronomy), Deric A. Hughes (producer/writer, Warehouse 13), and Sarah Kuhn (writer, One Con Glory).
  5:00pm –  6:00pm 1 SLG Publishing Room 4
SLG president Dan Vado talks about the company's ongoing shift to digital first distribution. Vado will also be previewing upcoming titles, joined by artists Jef Bambas (Model A) and Stephen Coughlin.
  5:00pm –  6:00pm 1 The Last of Us: Behind the Scenes with Naughty Dog Room 25ABC
Creative director Neil Druckmann, game director Bruce Straley, and actors Troy Baker (Fullmetal Alchemist, Batman: Arkham City) and Ashley Johnson (Marvel's TheAvengers, The Killing, Ben-10: Alien Force) discuss the upcoming post-pandemic, survival-action PlayStation 3 videogame from Naughty Dog, developers of the critically acclaimed Uncharted series. The panelists will provide an exclusive reveal of a new in-game cinematic featuring a special guest. Moderated by veteran games industry journalist Adam Sessler.
  5:00pm –  6:00pm 3 Avery Monsen and Jory John Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Authors (All My Friends are Dead)
  5:00pm –  6:00pm 3 Costume Designers for Television Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Chrisi Karvonides, Audrey Fisher, Alexander Welker, Imogene Chayes
  5:00pm –  6:00pm 3 Epic Fantasy War Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Brandon Sanderson, Raymond E. Feist, Robin Hobb, N. K. Jemisin, Christopher Paolini, Rachel Hartman, Patrick Rothfuss, Heather Brewer, Lynn Flewelling
  5:00pm –  6:00pm 3 TRON/Disney XD Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Voice cast: Charlie Bean, Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz

Drawing for Line Tickets to be held Friday at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area
  5:00pm –  8:00pm 6 FANBOY: Gears of War 3 (Wingman)Side event Room 16B
  5:00pm –  8:00pm 6 FANBOY: Gears of War 3, Shooter Room 16B
  5:00pm –  9:00pm 6 MAGIC: Sealed Deck from Standard Packs Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$30. Receive one booster from each of the following sets: Scars of Mirrodin, Mirrodin Besieged, New Phyrexia, Innistrad, Dark Ascension, and Avacyn Restored and build a 40-card sealed deck. First place wins a Dark Ascension regular set (may require a single elimination playoff).

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
  5:10pm –  5:35pm 2 Blue Exorcist Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  5:10pm –  5:35pm 2 Infinite Stratos Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  5:10pm –  5:35pm 2 Sola Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  5:23pm –  6:30pm 6 Beat Nazgalord Room 15A
Beat Nazgalord and win a special prize
  5:23pm –  6:30pm 6 Cthulhu Dice tournament Room 15A
  5:23pm –  6:30pm 6 Revolution Room 15A
  5:23pm –  6:30pm 6 The Stars Are Right Room 15A
  5:23pm –  8:00pm 6 Munchkin March Room 15A
Ask a MIB where the Munchkin March will be that day. End time is unknown and approximated here for scheduling purposes only.
  5:30pm –  6:30pm 1 Berserk Room 32AB
At long last, the dark fantasy epic Berserk, by creator Kentaro Muira, comes to the silver screen! Join Dark Horse Comics and VIZ Media in a rare interview with Eiko Tanaka, founder and CEO of Studio 4°C (Tekkonkinkreet, Animatrix, Batman). Find out what it really takes to transform this stark manga into an animated feature.
  5:30pm –  6:30pm 1 D+Q & Fantagraphics Room 26AB
North America's two most influential independent comics publishers, which have defined the literary comics medium for the past 25 years, preview their upcoming lists. Jacq Cohen (publicity director) and Eric Reynolds (associate publisher) of Fantagraphics, and Julia Pohl-Miranda (editorial marketing manager) and Tom Devlin (creative director) for D+Q present their 2012 and 2013 lists, with a few surprises.
  5:30pm –  6:30pm 1 Dark Horse: Joss Whedon Ballroom 20
Long before directing the biggest superhero film in history, Joss Whedon rewarded fans the world over with some of the most compelling characters and plotlines in the history of comics, television, and movies. Here's your chance to find out what he has in store for us next, and hear exclusive insight into Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the ever-expanding number of titles in Dark Horse's line of Season 9 comics.
  5:30pm –  6:30pm 1 Marvel: The All-Winners Squad Room 8
Over the years Marvel has been known to assemble some of its greatest superheroes at SDCC. This year fans are invited to witness the introduction of an entirely new team (at least they think they are great) as they take to the stage for the first time ever. You won't believe your eyes (or ears) when you see this collection of awesomeness gather and share the inside scoop on what it's really like to be a Marvel Superhero. Who are these mysterious superheroes? Welcome them to the Marvel A-List with moderator Morgan Spurlock. Plus, there's always the promise of swag...but don't hold Marvel to that!
  5:30pm –  6:30pm 1 Spotlight on Scott Snyder Room 5AB
Scott Snyder is arguably the hottest writer in comics today. His work on DC Comics-The New 52 Batman has propelled it to the top of the sales list. His reworking of the classic horror character Swamp Thing has put a whole new spin on the series while staying true to its roots (no pun intended). And his ground breaking Vertigo series with artist Raphael Albuquerque, American Vampire, is an award-winning fan favorite. Snyder makes his first appearance as a special guest at Comic-Con this year, and here's your chance to find out what's next for him and his books.
  5:30pm –  6:30pm 1 Vertigo: Get Jiro! Room 6DE
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 02, 02:20PM
In a not-too-distant food-obsessed future, they all want to Get Jiro! Renowned chef and New York Times bestselling writer Anthony Bourdain (Kitchen Confidential, Medium Raw), co-writer Joel Rose (La Pacifica), artist Langdon Foss (Get Jiro!), colorist Jose Villarrubia and Vertigo senior VP/executive editor Karen Berger talk about this exciting-and savory-Vertigo original graphic novel.
  5:30pm –  6:30pm 3 Motion Picture and Television Illustrators of the Art Directors Guild Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Tim Burgard, Benton Jew, Dave Lowery, Derek Gogol, Trevor Goring, Chris Baker
  5:30pm –  7:00pm 1 Comic-Con How-To: Art Demo with Jeffrey Watts Room 2
Accomplished fine art painter and owner of Watts Atelier of the Arts Jeffrey R. Watts returns for a seminar addressing the value of traditional art training and how it will benefit you as you look to break into or further your career in the entertainment industry. Jeff will touch on various training methods and options for schooling and why the Atelier method is far superior to training at larger institutions. He will also be demonstrating the importance of training from life and its benefits by doing a variety of quick demonstrations from a live model using various oil palettes. Great for aspiring professionals.
  5:35pm –  6:00pm 2 Dream Eater Merry Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  5:35pm –  6:00pm 2 Okami-Sana and Her Seven Companions Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  5:35pm –  6:00pm 2 Rocket Girls Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  5:45pm –  6:45pm 1 Spartacus: War of the Damned Room 6BCF
Liam McIntyre (McLeod's Daughters) returns to Comic-Con, along with Manu Bennett (30 Days of Night), executive producer Steven S. DeKnight (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and a few surprise appearances to show footage from the final season of Spartacus: War of the Damned, airing on STARZ in January 2013. They will also discuss some of the bonus features on the Spartacus: Vengeance DVD, available September 11.
  6:00pm –  6:25pm 2 Chrome Shelled Regios Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  6:00pm –  6:25pm 2 The World Only God Knows Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  6:00pm –  6:25pm 2 Vampire Knight Guilty Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  6:00pm –  7:00pm 1 Are Digital Comics Expanding the Market? Room 9
Digital comics are the hottest trend in publishing today, exploding onto the screens of iPads, tablets, and phones everywhere. How is digital distribution transforming the industry and the market? Is digital opening the medium to a vast new global audience, or is it the death knell of comics as we know them? Author and futurist Rob Salkowitz (Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture) leads a provocative, no-holds-barred discussion with the leaders of the digital comics revolution: comiXology co-founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts, Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson, and IDW publisher Ted Adams.
  6:00pm –  7:00pm 1 Brickleberry Room 6A
From creators and executive producers Waco O'Guin and Roger Black, and executive producer and voice actor in the series Daniel Tosh (Tosh.0), this hilarious new series premieres on Comedy Central in September after Tosh.0. Voice cast members David Herman (Office Space), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), and Jerry Minor (Anchorman) will be on hand for a panel discussion following a screening of the highly anticipated premiere episode.
  6:00pm –  7:00pm 1 Drawing Made Easy from Science Room 11AB
Dr. Wei Xu (author, artist, mathematician, and computer graphics scientist) talks about an innovative approach for observational drawing and shows you how to draw with ease by using basic science knowledge.
  6:00pm –  7:00pm 1 Hermes Press: Buck Rogers: Past, Present, and Future Room 4
Be the first to see Howard Chaykin's new Buck Rogers. Howard Chaykin (American Flagg, Time2, Black Kiss) premieres his new concept design for Hermes Press's new Buck Rogers comic book series. Chaykin, Daniel Herman (publisher, Hermes Press), Flint Dille (Transformers and G.I. Joe), and Erin Gray (Wilma Deering from the Buck Rogers TV show) will discuss the history of the character, the classic TV show, the tie-in comic books, and the all-new version of this iconic feature, along with a Q&A session.
  6:00pm –  7:00pm 1 Optimus Prime: Up Close and Personal Room 23ABC
The incomparable Larry King, one of the most recognized broadcast interviewers in the world, goes one-on-one with voice actor Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime), a talent who is practically synonymous with Comic-Con itself. In this panel, "The King of Interviews" salutes the beloved Cullen and takes attendees through the actor's early days on the original 1984 animated TV series Transformers Generation One, the three box office smash Transformers movies, and his current work on The Hub TV network's Daytime Emmy Award-winning animated series Transformers Prime from Hasbro Studios. Audience Q&A to follow.
  6:00pm –  7:00pm 1 Resident Evil 6: The Fear and Horror! Room 25ABC
The latest installation of the blockbuster Resident Evil video game franchise arrives this October! Get a behind-the-scenes look at the most ambitious CAPCOM title to date from Hiroyuki Kobayashi (executive producer), Yoshiaki Hirabayashi (producer), and Miguel Corti (localization director). Arrive early and receive access to exclusive information, live gameplay demos, a trailer premiere, and some surprises. Q&A session to follow.
  6:00pm –  7:00pm 1 Simpsons Collectors Group Room 28E
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.
  6:00pm –  7:00pm 1 What's New with Magic: The Gathering Room 24ABC
Members of Magic R&D, Mark Rosewater (WotC R&D), Aaron Forsythe (WotC R&D), Mark Purvis (Magic Brand), Scott Larabee (Premier Play), and Matt Cavotta (Magic senior creative art director) discuss everything Magic, including previews of new products, and a glimpse at the fall 2012 release Return to Ravnica. After the presentation there will be a Q&A with the panel, so come ready to talk about the world's premier trading card game.
  6:00pm –  7:00pm 1 Girls Gone Genre Room 7AB
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 03, 03:53PM
Listen to and talk with women who write, read, game, and perform in arenas that are statistically dominated by men. What happens when traditionally "male" genres are reinvented by female writers and embraced by female fans? Sex and the City (or for that matter, Girls), it ain't. Meet the women who like to play with trucks and Barbies. And Wolverine action figures. And flux capacitors. Panelists: Marti Noxon (Buffy, Angel), Jane Espenson (Battlestar Galactica, Torchwood), Karyn Kusama (Jennifer's Body), Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood), Angela Robinson (True Blood) and Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, The Terminator).
  6:00pm –  7:00pm 3 Jennifer L. and Matthew Holm Sails Pavilion - Autographs
authors/artists (Babymouse, Squish)
  6:15pm –  7:05pm 4 Rigamortis: A Zombie Love Story Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
After humanity quells an undead uprising, the last two remaining zombies pair up in search of sanctuary but instead find love in this comedic zombie musical extravaganza. Presenting filmmakers: Maxwell Glick (Lonelygirl15), Ted Campbell (Shadow on the Wall), Dave Dewes (co-director/writer), and Matt Olson (producer).
  6:25pm –  6:50pm 2 My Bride Is A Mermaid Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  6:25pm –  6:50pm 2 Polyphonica Crimson Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  6:25pm –  6:50pm 2 Star Driver Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  6:30pm –  7:00pm 3 Scribe Awards Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Max Allan Collins, Kevin J. Anderson, Stacia Deutsch, Dayton Ward, Glenn Hauman, Jeff Mariotte, Deborah Lynn Smith
  6:30pm –  7:30pm 1 Arcana Comics Room 26AB
Get a sneak peek of The Clockwork Girl, featuring the voice talents of Jesse McCartney, Alexa Vega, Carrie Anne Moss and others, and Arcana's new imprint, Steampunk Originals, featuring the most unique steampunk tales around, Arcana is set to explode into the steampunk world. Find out about other special projects, including a new line of books with the one and only Gene Simmons, featuring the return of Zipper, Dominatrix, and Gene Simmons' House of Horror. Learn more about the ArcanaBenderspink line, being developed with the production company behind The Hangover and The Butterfly Effect. Sneak peeks, special guests, and free comics and posters-don't miss out!
  6:30pm –  7:30pm 1 Designing for the Undead Room 32AB
Costume designers guild members Chrisi Karvonides (costume designer, American Horror Story, Carnivale), Audrey Fisher (costume designer, True Blood), and Alexander Welker (costume designer, Grimm) and costume illustrator Imogene Chayes (True Blood, American Horror Story) talk about creating all those great paranormal television characters we know and love.
  6:30pm –  7:30pm 1 Spotlight on Jeff Lemire with Scott Snyder Room 5AB
Acclaimed writer and cartoonist and Comic-Con special guest Jeff Lemire (Animal Man, Sweet Tooth, Essex County) discusses his newest graphic novel The Underwater Welder as well as the end of Sweet Tooth and his upcoming work for DC Comics. The interview will be moderated by his friend, frequent collaborator, and comics superstar Scott Snyder (Batman, Amercian Vampire). Followed by a Q&A session in which Lemire and Snyder spill the beans on their upcoming Rotworld crossover in Animal Man and Swamp Thing.
  6:30pm –  7:30pm 1 Yen Press Room 8
The Yen Press crew return to San Diego for their annual sneak peek at forthcoming projects, fan Q&A, and of course some sweet giveaways to spread the love!
  6:30pm –  10:30pm 6 MAGIC: Chase the Promos Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$25. Receive 6 Magic 2013 boosters to build a 40-card deck. 4 rounds. All players each receive at least 1 promo card; prizes are based on points (promo card choices are limited to one of each different card available—no choosing duplicates) 12 pts wins 4 promo cards & 4 Magic 2013 boosters; 9-11 pts wins 2 promo cards & 2 Magic 2013 boosters; 6-8 pts wins 1 promo card & 1 Magic 2013 booster.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
  6:45pm –  7:45pm 1 AMC's Breaking Bad- Ballroom 20
Executive producer and showrunner Vince Gilligan appears with the cast of Breaking Bad, including Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, R. J. Mitte, and Jonathan Banks. In a panel moderated by TV Guide's Mike Schneider, Vince and the cast talk about what it's like to shoot one of the boldest and most intense dramas on television, and how they are preparing for the final 16 episodes of the series. Join the panelists for a one-on-one Q&A session and an official sneak preview of Breaking Bad season 5, premiering Sunday, July 15 at 10ET/PT.
  6:45pm –  7:45pm 1 Defiance Room 6DE
Syfy and Trion unite television and gaming in the biggest entertainment event of 2013: Defiance. Grant Bowler (Nolan), Julie Benz (Amanda Rosewater), Tony Curran (Datak Tarr), Jamie Murray (Stahma Tarr), Kevin Murphy (executive producer), Nick Beliaeff (SVP, development, Trion Worlds), Rob Hill (senior producer, Trion Worlds), and Mark Stern (president, Syfy original content and co-head UCP) discuss how Defiance defies everything you know about conventional storytelling. Moderated by Geoff Boucher (Los Angeles Times).
  6:50pm –  7:15pm 2 .hack//Quantum Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  6:50pm –  7:15pm 2 Accel World Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  6:50pm –  7:15pm 2 Kurenai Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 1 And Then What Happened? Serialized Shows That Ended Too Soon Room 7AB
You saw every episode, you followed every storyline, you hoped against hope that they'd get another season...and they didn't. What would have happened if the show had kept going? Hear writer/producers Andrew Chambliss (Once Upon a Time), Scott M. Gimple (The Walking Dead), Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost), and Jose Molina (The Vampire Diaries) talk about the stories that weren't to be on such shows as Dollhouse, FlashForward, Firefly, and The Middleman.
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 1 Blade Runner 30th Anniversary Celebration Room 6BCF
In 1982, Blade Runner, director Ridley Scott's classic adaptation of SF master Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was released to theaters and forever changed the face of cinematic science fiction. Filmmaker, BR expert, and acclaimed author Paul M. Sammon (Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner) hosts a 30th anniversary celebration of this influential masterpiece. Sammon (who was present throughout BR's filming and met Philip K. Dick) will interview numerous BR cast and crewmembers, including BR art director David Snyder and BR: The Final Cut producer Charles de Lauzirika. Be there to meet these and other very special BR guests.
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 1 Digital Art, Part 2 Room 11AB
David Marquez (Ultimate Spider-Man) and Comic-Rocket.com founder Tim Shields join former Marvel and IDW editor and Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt (X-Men, G.I. Joe) and comiXology co-founder John Roberts for this final panel on how to create digital comics and how to use the medium to its full effect. In part 2, they discuss the future of comics and how digitally generated art can craft comics specifically for digital devices and how that differs from print. In other words, they illuminate how to get the most out of creating digital comics. Hosted by Comics Experience.
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 1 MonkeyBrain Comics Room 4
Co-publishers Chris Roberson (Memorial) and Allison Baker reveal all about MonkeyBrain Comics, a creator-owned digital comics imprint. Joining them are moderator Bill Willingham (Fables) and creators Chris Schweitzer (Crogan's Adventures), D. J. Kirkbride (Popgun), Brandon Seifert (Witch  Doctor), Joe Keatinge (Hell Yeah!), Colleen Coover (Small Favors), and Paul Tobin (Gingerbread Girl).
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 1 Stripped: The Comics Documentary Room 25ABC
It's the documentary film that comic strip fans have been waiting for. Stripped sits down with the world's best cartoonists to talk about how comic strips work, why they're so loved, and how artists are navigating this dicey period between print and digital. Set to music by Stefan Lessard (Dave Matthews Band), and with notable interviews from Jim Davis (Garfield), Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics), Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins (Penny Arcade), Kate Beaton (Hark A Vagrant), Bill Amend (Foxtrot), Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse), Jeannie Schulz (Charles M. Schulz Museum), and over 70 others-this film will be an incredible experience for comics fans. Join the directors, twice Eisner-nominated Dave Kellett and twice Sundance-nominated Frederick Schroeder, and editor Ben Waters for exclusive sneak peeks of the film, a Q&A, and news of one secret participant that comics fans will go nuts for. 
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 1 The 99: The Controversy Continues Room 23ABC
President Barack Obama said The 99 are "superheroes who embody the teachings and tolerance of Islam," while the New York Post responded, "Cancel The 99 before it starts." Neither has actually seen this unexpectedly controversial animated TV series, but you can see the world premiere of a new episode of The 99 and come to your own conclusions. Then join tentatively scheduled panelists Naif al-Mutawa (executive producer), Stan Berkowitz (story editor), Alan Burnett (writer), Henry Gilroy (writer), and Marie Javins (managing editor, The 99 comics) for what will undoubtedly be a lively Q&A.
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 1 The Making of Kaijudo Room 24ABC
From the producers of Transformers Prime, G.I. Joe Renegades, and My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic, comes a new animated TV series, Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters, seen on The Hub TV Network. Listen as key players from the cast, including Scott Wolf (V), David Sobolov (Beast Wars: Transformers), Ryan Miller (WotC R&D), Andrew Nolosco (WotC R&D), Hasbro Studios show stewards, and talent and the creative and R&D teams from Wizards of the Coast discuss how they brought the immensely popular card game to life in this fantastical new series. You gotta see these creatures!
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 1 What's Up with Penguin Room 9
Anne Sowards (executive editor, Ace/Roc), Ginjer Buchanan (editor-in-chief, Ace/Roc), Erin Dempsey (Penguin Young Readers Group), and Mia Garcia (Penguin Young Readers Group) give you the dish on forthcoming books from their exciting authors and licensed properties, such as Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, S. M. Stirling, Rachel Caine, Richelle Mead, Ally Condie, Marie Lu, Andrea Cremer, Heather Brewer, Adventure Time and many more. You can expect lots of giveaways you won't see anywhere else at the convention, including free advance reading copies.
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 6 Munchkin: Players choice Room 15A
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 6 Nanuk Room 15A
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 6 Ninja Burger Room 15A
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 6 Spanc Room 15A
  7:00pm –  8:00pm 6 Zombie Dice Room 15A
  7:00pm –  9:00pm 6 D&D Adventures Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Did D&D Learn to Play whet your appetite for more adventure? Come join you're fellow 4th edition gamers at a table of low-stress and high-fun play. Pick from any retired season of D&D Encounters have fun taking on one encounter after another. Play through a whole season in one weekend. Plus, collect Renown Points and trade them in for prizes! Length: 2 hours
  7:00pm –  9:00pm 6 D&D Dungeon Command Tournament Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest D&D miniatures game as you take on the role of a commander, sending a warband to battle the forces arrayed against you. Dungeon Command features themed miniature factions designed to play as unified war bands, in a game eliminating luck-driven mechanics in favor of player-driven skill, creativity, and quick thinking. Play one of the first two factions to be released, and if you defeat your opponents, you can earn victory points. Players with the most victory points at the end of the tournament on Sunday will win prizes! Length: 2 hours/round
  7:00pm –  9:00pm 6 D&D Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Want to learn how to play D&D 4th edition? We’ll teach you all the basics and send you out on your first adventure! Everything is provided for you, and you can even keep your character. Length: 2 hours
  7:00pm –  9:00pm 6 D&D Lords of Waterdeep Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest offering in the D&D board game line with Lords of Waterdeep! This Euro-style resource game casts the players as the Masked Lords of Waterdeep, each recruiting adventurers to complete various quests and achieve their own ends. Length: 2 hours/round
  7:00pm –  9:00pm 6 D&D Rise of the Underdark: The Sun Never Rises Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Her Radiance Dareen Travaskyr has led the Temple of Lathander’s Light for many years, making it a source of good and civilization in the otherwise wild Daggerdale. When the priestess received a vision urging her to create a powerful icon against an impending darkness, she employed a group of adventurers to complete her divinely inspired tasks. But evil has spies everywhere. Now, the party of heroes might be the only thing standing between forces bent on a grisly fate for the temple's inhabitants. Length: 2 hours
  7:00pm –  9:00pm 6 Light Saber Demos Room 15A
Light saber demos by The New York Jedi School on the patio outside 15AB
  7:00pm –  9:00pm 6 Pathfinder Role Playing Game Introductory Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
The Pathfinder Role Playing Game puts you in the role of a brave adventurer fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil! Take on the role of a canny fighter hacking through enemies with an enchanted sword, a powerful sorceress blessed with magic by the hint of demon blood in her veins, a wise cleric of gods benevolent or malign, a witty rogue ready to defuse even the deadliest of traps, or any of countless other heroes. The only limit is your imagination! Come by for a quick 2-hour introductory game. Learn how to play the Pathfinder Role Playing Game and learn about Pathfinder Society Organized Play. Length: 2 hours
  7:00pm –  11:00pm 6 D&D Next: Playtest Special Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Join in a public playtest of the next iteration of the Dungeons & Dragons game. Play in an adventure with characters provided, and give us your feedback to help guide the future of the D&D game! Players of any editions of the game are welcome to participate. All participants are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Length: 4 hours
  7:00pm –  11:00pm 6 MAGIC: Mini-master Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$15. Receive 2 booster packs and lands of your choice to build a 30-card deck. Single elimination. After each round, the remaining players receive another booster to add to their decks; first place also wins a Magic 2013 uncut sheet.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
  7:00pm –  11:00pm 6 Pathfinder Society Organized Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Pathfinder Society Organized Play is a constantly evolving mega-campaign enjoyed by thousands of players and the adventures you experience are shared by other players around the world. No experience needed. Drop by and check out this exciting game. In Pathfinder Society Organized Play, you play a member of the Pathfinder Society, seeking fortune and glory all over the face of Golarion—the world of Paizo Publishing's Pathfinder Role Playing Game. At the same time, your characters often find themselves mixed up in the murky politics of Absalom and the nations that seek to control the City at the Center of the World from behind the scenes. You also work for one of these competing factions, each with their own motivations and secret agendas. Length: 4 hours
  7:05pm –  7:50pm 4 Natural 20 Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
What happens when a group of nerds invite a pretty girl to join their weekly Dungeons & Dragons game? Cheating, manipulation, and cutthroat backstabbing: their game will never be the same. Presenting filmmakers: Brusta Brown (creator), John Todd (creator), Andres Rodriguez Franco (production executive), and Orestes Arcuni (Mad Men).
  7:15pm –  7:40pm 2 Chaos;Head Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  7:15pm –  7:40pm 2 Hidamari Sketch X SP Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  7:15pm –  7:40pm 2 MazinKaiser SKL Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  7:15pm –  8:15pm 1 Dark Matters: Twisted But True Room 6A
John Noble (Fringe, Lord of The Rings) serves as host of the fan-favorite series on Science Channel, Dark Matters: Twisted But True. Was Charles Lindbergh an American Nazi? What prompted doctors to attempt a live organ transplant? Was a Hungarian song responsible for a mass suicide epidemic? Join the cast and production of Dark Matters for exclusive Science Channel giveaways, surprises, and an inside look into some of history's most sordid scientific stories.
  7:30pm –  7:30pm 6 FANBOY: Ghost Recon: FS, Shooter Room 16B
  7:30pm –  7:30pm 6 FANBOY: SF: Third Strike, Side event Room 16B
  7:30pm –  7:30pm 6 FANBOY: Street Fighter 4, Fighter Room 16B
  7:30pm –  8:30pm 1 Making a Living in Manga Room 8
Now that Japanese comics have been available in English for over 30 years, several generations of artists inspired by manga are trying to live the Bakuman dream of being full-time comics creators. But in the superhero-centric North American comics market, are they fighting the odds? Comics creators Adam Warren (Empowered), Becky Cloonan (Demo, Conan the Barbarian), Fred Gallagher (Megatokyo), and Audra Furuichi (Nemu-Nemu), along with industry pros Christopher Butcher (blogger, Comics212.net; director, Toronto Comic Arts Festival), JuYoun Lee (senior editor, Yen Press), Erik Ko (editor-in-chief, UDON Entertainment), and moderator Deb Aoki (Manga editor, About.com), explain the ins and outs and ups and downs of making a living as a manga creator in North America.
  7:30pm –  8:30pm 1 Moving to the Web: Be Your Own Producer Room 26AB
Actors Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10), Tara Platt (Resistance: Burning Skies), Phil Morris (Smallville), and Stephanie Thorpe (Elfquest: A Fan Imagining) and director Steven Calcote (Shelf Life) discuss how producing content for the web has liberated them from an often obstructive studio system.
  7:30pm –  8:30pm 1 Resident Evil: Damnation Worldwide Trailer Premiere, 7-Minute Sneak Peek, and Filmmaker Q&A Room 5AB
The next action-packed installment in the Resident Evil franchise continues. Fans will have the opportunity to watch the worldwide 2D trailer premiere (in English) of Resident Evil: Damnation, the all-new, 3D sequel to the full-length CG animated feature Resident Evil: Degeneration, based on the Resident Evil (known in Japan as Biohazard) series of games. Fans will also get an exclusive look at the first 7 minutes of the Japanese theatrical version of the film, followed by a Q&A with Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Japanese producer of the Resident Evil franchise) and Makoto Kamiya (Resident Evil: Damnation director).
  7:30pm –  8:30pm 1 Showcasing the Best in Korean Animation Room 32AB
Korea's leading animation studios such as NSAC, Goindol, KOMACON, and e-Dehi introduce and showcase the latest and greatest trends in Korean animation. They will also give an exclusive world premiere of their latest productions.
  7:40pm –  8:05pm 2 Baka And Test Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  7:40pm –  8:05pm 2 Needles Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  7:40pm –  8:05pm 2 Neuro Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  7:50pm –  9:30pm 4 The Comic Book Company Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Based on a true story, this Chilean film chronicles the misadventures of Daniel David and his attempts to create the first professional comic book publishing house in Chile: Editorial Dedalos. Presenting filmmakers: Nicolas Lorca (director).
  8:00pm –  9:00pm 1 'geekEd.2' Bringing Geek Back to Higher Education (Now with Data) Room 9
The geekEd. folks are back for another year. A panel of college professionals -- including Alex Belisario (UC Santa Cruz), Alfred Day (St. Mary's College), Ryan McRae, Tyler Miller (Fresno State), and Emily Sandoval (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo) -- discuss how geek culture and college life can enhance one another. This year, student Julie Crippen (Fresno State) joins the panel. Learn how colleges can reach out to geeks, how geeks can use their identities to increase college success, and what partnerships are being formed between colleges and pop culture. Participants will be presenting research on college geek students compiled since last year's panel. If you are an industry or marketing professional, work at college, go to college, or desire to do any of those, this panel is for you.
  8:00pm –  9:00pm 1 CCAS (Christian Comics Arts Society) Mixer Room 23ABC
Join the Christian Comic Arts Society for their annual fellowship mixer. Open to all comics, media, and pop culture fans.
  8:00pm –  9:00pm 1 Meet the New Geek Roundtable Room 4
What happened to Geekdom's most diverse podcast? Hear what the group has been doing in the last year and a half. Hilarious stories, heartwarming anecdotes, and the usual rants that the show is famous for. Meet the cast, which will have some of the same old faces and a few new ones to entertain and educate. Show host Ned Cato Jr., executive producer Jesse Lopez, and a cast of thousands will challenge your geek cred. Prepare for the geekiest panel at Comic-Con.
  8:00pm –  9:00pm 1 Strike Back Room 6DE
Hit action series Strike Back kicks off its second season with stars Sullivan Stapleton (300: Battle for Artemisia, Gangster Squad, Animal Kingdom), Philip Winchester (Crusoe, Fringe, Camelot), and new cast member Rhona Mitra (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Doomsday, SGU Stargate Universe). The drama follows stealth counterterrorism unit Section 20 as they span the globe to stop potential threats. The panel will feature cool insights about the show, giveaways, and exclusive clips from the new season, which begins in August. Moderated by HitFix TV critic Alan Sepinwall. Presented by HBO/Cinemax.
  8:00pm –  9:00pm 1 The Vacationeers are a Disaster Room 6BCF
It's a Disaster is a new end-of-the world comedy from the twisted minds of The Vacationeers comedy group. The film-which also stars Julia Stiles, David Cross, America Ferrera, and Erinn Hayes-is about four couples gathering for Sunday brunch unaware that the apocalypse is happening outside their door. It recently world premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival to rave reviews (The Hollywood Reporter calling it "the funniest film of recent vintage"). Writer/director Todd Berger along with actors Jeff Grace, Kevin M. Brennan, Blaise Miller, Rachel Boston (In Plain Sight, American Dreams) and Erinn Hayes (Children's Hospital) will be on hand to look back at some of the comedy group's favorite sketches and give an exclusive sneak preview of the film. Moderated by Kate Erbland of Film School Rejects.
  8:00pm –  9:00pm 1 The Aquabats! Super Show! Inside the BattleTram Room 7AB
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 03:29PM
Hey Aquabats fans! The band of five heroes out to save the world from boredom have their Battle Tram set to Auto Pilot and plan to arrive at Comic-Con 2012 ready for battle (and a few donuts and burgers)! Join My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way (The Umbrella Academy graphic novel series) as he introduces Ricky Fitness, Jimmy the Robot, Crash McLarson, EagleBones Falconhawk, and The M.C. Bat Commander in an up-close and personal venue that promises to be full of action, antics, and devious super villains. Based on the Standing-Room-Only crowd from last year's panel, panel attendees can anticipate some behind-the-scenes trivia, clips of favorite fight-scenes, some never-before-seen animation sequences, and a sneak peek at what's to come. So grab your goggles and join the legions of fans for a gnarly time with the awesomest superhero, rock music band ever to hit San Diego!
  8:00pm –  9:30pm 1 The Totally Rad Show Live: 5-Year Anniversary Room 24ABC
Hosts Alex Albrecht (Four Points), Dan Trachtenberg (Portal: No Escape), and Jeff Cannata (Weekend Confirmed) bring their Webby and Podcast Award-winning geek culture show back to Comic-Con for the fifth year. Join the guys for an explosion of movie, video game, TV, and comic book news and reviews, and see what makes this Revision3 show such an Internet phenomenon.
  8:00pm –  10:30pm 1 Syfy Presents the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
The 24th annual Eisner Awards (the "Oscars" of the comics industry) honor comics creators and works in 28 categories. Presenters will include British talk show host/comics writer Jonathan Ross, actor Phil LaMarr (Futurama, Family Guy, Pee Wee's Playhouse), and special guests Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Lynn Johnston (cartoonist, For Better or For Worse), Eric Powell (The Goon), Sergio Aragonés (cartoonist, MAD), Bill Morrison (creative director, Bongo Comics), Michael Uslan (movie producer, Batman films), plus some special surprises! Other prestigious awards to be given out include the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award, the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comics Writing, and the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award.
  8:00pm –  11:00pm 1 Hall H and Ballroom 20 Friday Panel Playback Room 25ABC
Didn't get into either Hall H or Ballroom 20 today? We feel your pain! In this three-hour block, Comic-Con will rebroadcast some of the day's popular panels from those two giant rooms. Best of all, those in attendance will get to vote on what they want to see. It's democracy at its finest AND it's a second 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.)
  8:00pm –  11:55pm 6 MAGIC: Mini-master. $15 Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Receive 2 booster packs and lands of your choice to build a 30-card deck. Single elimination. After each round, the remaining players receive another booster to add to their decks; first place also wins a Magic 2013 foil set.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
  8:05pm –  8:30pm 2 Akikan! Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  8:05pm –  8:30pm 2 Kaze No Stigma Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  8:05pm –  8:30pm 2 Kirameki Project Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  8:30pm –  8:55pm 2 Fractale Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  8:30pm –  8:55pm 2 Girl's High Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  8:30pm –  9:30pm 1 35 Years of Heavy Metal Room 8
Heavy Metal lets you peek behind the curtain of 35 years of publishing with an incredible hour of conversation with Kevin Eastman as he and many of the iconic artists look back over the years of groundbreaking storytelling as well as let you in on plans for the future. The pages of the magazine opened the doors for artists like Royo, Moebius, and Serpieri and has led the way to Heavy Metal's 35th anniversary release of Michael Mendheim's Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and the 3D Animated Epic War of the Worlds: Goliath. Panelists include Eastman, Michael Mendheim, Dave Elliott, Lorenzo Sperlonga, Bernie Wrightson, and Steve Niles, with additional surprise guests. Moderated by Brad Hatfield of MTV Geek.
  8:30pm –  9:30pm 1 Klingon Lifestyles Presentation Room 6A
Last year saw Admiral K'Han Den shot while in the Mirror Universe. With life in the balance, the crew of the IKV Stranglehold are forced on a mission to save him. All life forms and alien cultures are welcome to the latest episode in the ongoing adventures of life aboard the Klingon vessel Stranglehold.
  8:30pm –  9:30pm 1 Space Command: Bold Adventures in the Far Reaches of Space Room 5AB
Science fiction legends Marc Scott Zicree (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Doug Drexler (Battlestar Galactica), Neil Johnson (Humanity's End), Michael Reaves (Star Wars, Batman), and Ian McCaig (Star Wars) premiere footage from the highly anticipated epic adventure series that spans 200 years of Galactic History. Stars Doug Jones (Pan's Labyrinth), Katherine McEwan (Humanity's End), Christina Moses (Star Trek New Voyages), and Amber Benson (Buffy) discuss their roles. The visionary team gives you an early look at the stunning character design and visual effects, plus the epic score from David Raiklen. Inspired by heroic science fiction of the '50s. A revolution in film funding and distribution, made by A-list creators for the fans free from studio restrictions.
  8:30pm –  9:30pm 1 Toy Masters and the 25th Anniversary of Masters of the Universe Room 26AB
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the release of the live-action He-Man feature Masters of the Universe, the "Seacrest of Sci-Fi," Robert Meyer Burnett (Femme Fatales, Hills Run Red, Free Enterprise) brings you a powerful discussion of Toy Masters, the first ever feature-length documentary on the worldwide phenomenon that inspired an entire generation of children and became a billion-dollar franchise. The film features interviews with the key creative personnel behind every version of the bestselling toy line and all incarnations of Masters of the Universe on television, film, stage, and print, tracing the inception and ups and downs of the fantasy juggernaut. Everyone involved in the 30-year history of this historic franchise makes appearances in the film, including such genre figures as J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, Thor), Richard Edlund (Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark), William Stout (Conan The Barbarian, Pan's Labyrinth), Lou Scheimer (Filmation), Michael Westmore (Star Trek franchise), Don Glut (The Empire Strikes Back, Transformers Animated), and even Dolph Lundgren, who played He-Man in the live-action film. Panel participants include Roger Lay, Jr. (director/producer), Cory Landis (producer), Gary Goddard (director), J. Michael Straczynski (writer), Mark Taylor (visual designer, Masters of the Universe toy line 1980s), Ted Mayer (visual designer/product engineer, Masters of the Universe toy line 1980s), Jack and Leslie Wadsworth (live-action He Man and She Ra, Masters of the Universe: Power Tour), and a special surprise guest!
  8:30pm –  9:45pm 2 First Squad Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  8:30pm –  10:30pm 1 Berserk Screening Room 32AB
Comic-Con exclusive! See Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I-The Egg of the King with a special intro by Eiko Tanaka, founder and CEO of Studio 4°C (Tekkonkinkreet, Animatrix, Batman). Experience the start of an epic anime trilogy, and catch a special sneak peek of Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II-The Doldrey War.
  8:55pm –  9:20pm 2 Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  8:55pm –  9:20pm 2 MM! Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  9:00pm –  10:00pm 1 Worst Cartoons Ever! Room 6BCF
Presented by ASIFA-Hollywood, animation historian Jerry Beck (Cartoon Brew) returns with an all-new program of some of the worst cartoons ever made, including the Phys Ed superhero Mighty Mr. Titan, space cadet Johnny Cypher, and some of those 1960s Marvel Super Heroes cartoons. Have a ball with the best/bad animation ever!
  9:00pm –  11:00pm 6 D&D Adventures Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Did D&D Learn to Play whet your appetite for more adventure? Come join you're fellow 4th edition gamers at a table of low-stress and high-fun play. Pick from any retired season of D&D Encounters have fun taking on one encounter after another. Play through a whole season in one weekend. Plus, collect Renown Points and trade them in for prizes! Length: 2 hours
  9:00pm –  11:00pm 6 D&D Dungeon Command Tournament Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest D&D miniatures game as you take on the role of a commander, sending a warband to battle the forces arrayed against you. Dungeon Command features themed miniature factions designed to play as unified war bands, in a game eliminating luck-driven mechanics in favor of player-driven skill, creativity, and quick thinking. Play one of the first two factions to be released, and if you defeat your opponents, you can earn victory points. Players with the most victory points at the end of the tournament on Sunday will win prizes! Length: 2 hours/round
  9:00pm –  11:00pm 6 D&D Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Want to learn how to play D&D 4th edition? We’ll teach you all the basics and send you out on your first adventure! Everything is provided for you, and you can even keep your character. Length: 2 hours
  9:00pm –  11:00pm 6 D&D Lords of Waterdeep Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest offering in the D&D board game line with Lords of Waterdeep! This Euro-style resource game casts the players as the Masked Lords of Waterdeep, each recruiting adventurers to complete various quests and achieve their own ends. Length: 2 hours/round
  9:00pm –  11:00pm 6 D&D Rise of the Underdark: The Sun Never Rises Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Her Radiance Dareen Travaskyr has led the Temple of Lathander’s Light for many years, making it a source of good and civilization in the otherwise wild Daggerdale. When the priestess received a vision urging her to create a powerful icon against an impending darkness, she employed a group of adventurers to complete her divinely inspired tasks. But evil has spies everywhere. Now, the party of heroes might be the only thing standing between forces bent on a grisly fate for the temple's inhabitants. Length: 2 hours
  9:00pm –  11:00pm 6 Pathfinder Role Playing Game Introductory Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
The Pathfinder Role Playing Game puts you in the role of a brave adventurer fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil! Take on the role of a canny fighter hacking through enemies with an enchanted sword, a powerful sorceress blessed with magic by the hint of demon blood in her veins, a wise cleric of gods benevolent or malign, a witty rogue ready to defuse even the deadliest of traps, or any of countless other heroes. The only limit is your imagination! Come by for a quick 2-hour introductory game. Learn how to play the Pathfinder Role Playing Game and learn about Pathfinder Society Organized Play. Length: 2 hours
  9:00pm –  11:55pm 6 MAGIC: Mini-master Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$15. Receive 2 booster packs and lands of your choice to build a 30-card deck. Single elimination. After each round, the remaining players receive another booster to add to their decks; first place also wins a Magic 2013 uncut sheet.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
  9:20pm –  9:45pm 2 Ah My Buddha Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  9:20pm –  9:45pm 2 Dragonaut: The Reasonance Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  9:30pm –  11:20pm 4 Electric Man Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Jazz and Wolf are down-on-their-luck-owners of Deadhead Comics. When a mint issue of Electric Man 1 from 1937 mysteriously ends up in their store, they think their prayers have been answered. Unfortunately, they're not the only ones who want to get their hands on it. Presenting filmmakers: David Barras (director/co-writer), Scott Mackay (writer), and Jennifer Ewing (lead actress).
  9:45pm –  10:10pm 2 Kurokami Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  9:45pm –  10:10pm 2 Rosario+Vampire Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  9:45pm –  10:10pm 2 Zetman Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:00pm –  12:00am 1 Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Gauntlet of Animation Room 6BCF
You, the lunatic fringe, vote for the films you love and hate. Which films will survive? Only you can say. See our 2012 collection of great animated sick and twisted shorts, with enough craziness and hilarity to make your stomach churn with delight! Adult material, 18 and over. Creators of Dr. Tran will be there to answer questions, along with Bill Plympton. Featured are award-winning shorts from the Annecy Animation Festival in France: Tram and Pythagasaurus from Aardman Animation. Meet Spike in person and Gary Sohmers "King of Pop Culture" and Antiques Roadshow celebrity. Free DVDs to attendees while supplies last.
 10:00pm –  11:30pm 6 Wizards of C***block Forest Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Late-night RPG event. Friendships will be broken, wingmen will betray those for whom they wanged, and many fligglenaxes will be slain in C***block Forest! Presented by The Devastator magazine (Table B-4), WoCF is a parody of D20 tabletop RPGs. In order to become this world's most powerful Wizard, you need to convince Faeries to "join your party" and shut down your fellow sorcerers' game — by any means necessary! Free food, drinks and prizes! End time is approximate and is for scheduling purposes only.
 10:10pm –  10:35pm 2 Line Barrels of Iron Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 10:10pm –  10:35pm 2 Modern Magic Made Simple Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 10:10pm –  10:35pm 2 Rosario+Vampire Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 10:35pm –  10:40pm 2 MM! Shorts Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 10:35pm –  11:00pm 2 Blade of the Immortal Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 10:35pm –  11:00pm 2 Outlaw Star Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 10:40pm –  11:05pm 2 Cat Planet Cuties - Asobi Ni Iku Yo! Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 11:00pm –  11:25pm 2 Corpse Princess Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 11:00pm –  11:25pm 2 Kirameki Project Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 11:05pm –  11:30pm 2 Mahoromatic: I'm Home Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 11:25pm –  11:30pm 2 Needless Shorts Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 11:25pm –  11:50pm 2 High School of the Dead Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 11:30pm –  11:55pm 2 B Gata H Kei: Yamada's First Time Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 11:30pm –  11:55pm 2 Grenadier Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 11:50pm –  12:20am 2 Mouse Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 11:55pm –  12:20am 2 Blassreiter Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 11:55pm –  12:20am 2 To Love Ru Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 12:20am –  12:45am 2 Aika R-16 Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 12:20am –  12:45am 2 Heaven's Lost Property Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 12:20am –  12:45am 2 Samurai Girls Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 12:45am –  1:10am 2 Glass Maiden Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 12:45am –  1:10am 2 Kanokon Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
 12:45am –  1:10am 2 Shikirei 2: Pure Engagement Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
  1:10am –  1:35am 2 Elfen Lied Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
  1:10am –  1:35am 2 Girls Bravo Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.
  1:10am –  1:35am 2 Queen's Blade 2 Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the Anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.

July 14 • Saturday

  9:00am –  11:00am 6 D&D Adventures Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Did D&D Learn to Play whet your appetite for more adventure? Come join you're fellow 4th edition gamers at a table of low-stress and high-fun play. Pick from any retired season of D&D Encounters have fun taking on one encounter after another. Play through a whole season in one weekend. Plus, collect Renown Points and trade them in for prizes! Length: 2 hours
  9:00am –  11:00am 6 D&D Dungeon Command Tournament Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest D&D miniatures game as you take on the role of a commander, sending a warband to battle the forces arrayed against you. Dungeon Command features themed miniature factions designed to play as unified war bands, in a game eliminating luck-driven mechanics in favor of player-driven skill, creativity, and quick thinking. Play one of the first two factions to be released, and if you defeat your opponents, you can earn victory points. Players with the most victory points at the end of the tournament on Sunday will win prizes! Length: 2 hours/round
  9:00am –  11:00am 6 D&D Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Want to learn how to play D&D 4th edition? We’ll teach you all the basics and send you out on your first adventure! Everything is provided for you, and you can even keep your character. Length: 2 hours
  9:00am –  11:00am 6 D&D Lords of Waterdeep Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest offering in the D&D board game line with Lords of Waterdeep! This Euro-style resource game casts the players as the Masked Lords of Waterdeep, each recruiting adventurers to complete various quests and achieve their own ends. Length: 2 hours/round
  9:00am –  11:00am 6 D&D Rise of the Underdark: The Sun Never Rises Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Her Radiance Dareen Travaskyr has led the Temple of Lathander’s Light for many years, making it a source of good and civilization in the otherwise wild Daggerdale. When the priestess received a vision urging her to create a powerful icon against an impending darkness, she employed a group of adventurers to complete her divinely inspired tasks. But evil has spies everywhere. Now, the party of heroes might be the only thing standing between forces bent on a grisly fate for the temple's inhabitants. Length: 2 hours
  9:00am –  11:00am 6 Pathfinder Role Playing Game Introductory Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
The Pathfinder Role Playing Game puts you in the role of a brave adventurer fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil! Take on the role of a canny fighter hacking through enemies with an enchanted sword, a powerful sorceress blessed with magic by the hint of demon blood in her veins, a wise cleric of gods benevolent or malign, a witty rogue ready to defuse even the deadliest of traps, or any of countless other heroes. The only limit is your imagination! Come by for a quick 2-hour introductory game. Learn how to play the Pathfinder Role Playing Game and learn about Pathfinder Society Organized Play. Length: 2 hours
  9:00am –  1:00pm 6 Pathfinder Society Organized Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Pathfinder Society Organized Play is a constantly evolving mega-campaign enjoyed by thousands of players and the adventures you experience are shared by other players around the world. No experience needed. Drop by and check out this exciting game. In Pathfinder Society Organized Play, you play a member of the Pathfinder Society, seeking fortune and glory all over the face of Golarion—the world of Paizo Publishing's Pathfinder Role Playing Game. At the same time, your characters often find themselves mixed up in the murky politics of Absalom and the nations that seek to control the City at the Center of the World from behind the scenes. You also work for one of these competing factions, each with their own motivations and secret agendas. Length: 4 hours
  9:00am –  11:00pm 6 D&D Convention Delve: Lair of the Dread Witch Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
In the deep forest, a place of dark power lies, its corruptive influence seeping into the lands beyond its borders. Can you contain the threat of the Dread Witch and stop her rituals before all falls into darkness? A 1st-level D&D convention delve with characters provided. Play as often as you like and earn prizes! Length: 1 hour per adventure.

Thursday: 11:00 am-11:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-11:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-11:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am-3:00 pm
 10:00am –  10:25am 2 Clamp School Detectives Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:00am –  10:25am 2 Gad Guard Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:00am –  10:25am 2 Someday's Dreamers Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:00am –  10:45am 1 Warehouse 13 Ballroom 20
America's top-secret, artifact-finding agents have landed at Comic-Con. Stars Eddie McClintock (Pete Lattimer), Joanne Kelly (Myka Bering), Saul Rubinek (Artie Nielsen), and Allison Scagliotti (Claudia Donovan), along with executive producer Jack Kenny, present a look inside the new season of Syfy's blockbuster series. Moderated by Damian Holbrook (TV Guide).
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 Activision Panel Featuring Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Video Game Talent Room 7AB
Legendary Transformers voice talent and game experts at developer High Moon Studios come together in one epic panel to discuss their roles in the upcoming Activision video game Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. Panelists include Peter Cullen (voice of Optimus Prime), Gregg Berger (voice of Grimlock), Nolan North (voice of Cliffjumper), and Matt Tieger (High Moon Studios game director). They'll give everyone an inside look into bringing your favorite characters to life in the making of the video game, as well as answer the questions you've been dying to ask.
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 After Earth Room 6A
Enter the world of After Earth with an in-depth panel that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the universe of the upcoming film and comic book. With the film now in post-production and set to hit theaters next June, screenwriter Gary Whitta (Book of Eli) and director of photography Peter Suschitzky (The Empire Strikes Back) will discuss the making of the film. They will be joined by comic book artist Beni Lobel (Spanish horror comic anthology Cthulu; G.I. Joe comic books; Torchwood: Web of Lies motion comic), and writers Robert Greenberger (Iron Man, Batman, and Hellboy novels) and Michael Friedman (Star Trek and X-Men novels) -- the creators of the comic book After Earth: Innocence, which will introduce Kitai and Cypher Raige (played by Jaden and Will Smith in the After Earth film). Also joining the panel is Eisner Award winner Peter David (Star Trek novels and comic books; The Incredible Hulk), who is writing the After Earth prequel novel and also created the After Earth bible with Greenberger and Friedman. In After Earth, one thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (played by Will Smith) returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai (played by Jaden Smith). When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai's craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance.
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 Attack of the Show Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
G4's Attack of the Show is your ambassador to the information age-from the technology you want, what you watch, listen to, and play to what the world is talking about right now. Whether it comes from 140 characters, from a 30-second video, or straight from the mouths of today's trendsetters, visionaries, and pop-culture icons, panelists will tell you what is happening, why you should care, and what will happen next. Candace Bailey, Sara Underwood, Matt Mira, Blair Butler, Attack of the Show executive producers Vinny Rutherford and Joshua Brentano, along with special guests, bring you the closest thing to being on a LIVE Attack of the Show, an interactive Comic-Con panel! You'll also get a chance to grill the hosts and producers and find out the dirty secrets and television tricks behind Attack of the Show. With over 1,000 shows to choose from, there's got to be something you wanna know!
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 Comic-Con How-To: Anatomy of a Fight Scene, Part One Room 2
Stories are about conflict, and there is no purer form of conflict than a good ol' fisticuffs-style brawl-or sword fight, laser battle, western shootout, or even two chicks pulling each other's hair. How do you put that much action down on paper and make it not only believable, but enjoyable and exciting to read? Award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake brings you deep inside the violence, breaking it down piece by piece and giving you some tricks you can use to create more realistic and exciting fights.
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 DC: Talent Search Orientation Session 3 Room 4
DCE's VP for art direction and design Mark Chiarello presents an informative orientation session to explain how DCE's Talent Search works and discuss the different needs of the DC Comics, Vertigo, and MAD magazine brands. If you want to learn what DCE looks for in artists and how to improve your chances of becoming a working professional, this is the program for you! To have your work reviewed, attendance at this orientation session is mandatory. (Please note: Not all attendees are guaranteed a one-on-one review.)
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 DC: The New Wave Room 6DE
With DC Comics-The New 52, Before Watchmen, and The New 52, Wave 2, DC Entertainment is running on all cylinders! But you haven't seen anything yet-find out about the next exciting event from DC Comics with DC Entertainment co-publisher Dan DiDio (Phantom Stranger) and creators Brent Anderson (Phantom Stranger), Tony Bedard (Sword of Sorcery), Scott Snyder (Talon), and James Tynion IV (Talon).
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 Film and TV Production Designers of the Art Directors Guild Room 25ABC
In collaboration with a highly skilled art department, the production designer lays out the design plan that will guide a small army of illustrators, set designers, decorators, carpenters, sculptors, painters, and artisans of every sort in creating small worlds to warm the heart and entire civilizations to fire the imagination. Designers include Suzuki Ingerslev (True Blood), Bill Creber (original Planet of the Apes), Rick Heinrichs (Dark Shadows), Thomas Walsh (Vampires), Dominic Watkins (Snow White and the Huntsman), and moderator John Muto (Terminator 2:3D).
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 Planet of the Apes in Comics: Past, Present, and Future Room 9
Planet of the Apes has come back to comics in a big way thanks to BOOM! Studios! Tom Mason (former editor of Malibu's Planet of the Apes) and current Planet of the Apes editor Dafna Pleban talk with writers Daryl Gregory, Gabriel Hardman, and Corinna Bechko about their critically acclaimed series. Learn what's next for Planet of the Apes, as well as secrets behind the past of this comic franchise.
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 That 70s Panel Room 23ABC
A look at comics in the seventies. Some now call it the Bronze Age, but by any name it was an exciting time to be reading comics. Moderator Mark Evanier (Scooby Doo) leads a discussion including Marv Wolfman (Tomb of Dracula), Steve Skeates (Aquaman), Steve Englehart (Batman), Herb Trimpe (Incredible Hulk), Elliot S! Maggin (Superman), Trevor Von Eeden (Black Lightning), and Paul Levitz (Legion of Super-Heroes).
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 Comic-Con Film School 103: Working with Actors and a Crew Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

Day 3 of this course on microbudget moviemaking deals with how to direct actors, organize a crew, and keep them all happy without anybody making any money. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star, Paula Peril-Midnight Whistle), Nick Murphy (writer/director, Pizza and Bullets), Jack Conway (writer/producer, Fear News), Vera Vanguard (producer/star, GothGirl), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica) and actors Susan Smythe, Brian Stevenson, Kat Steel, and Brad Upton.

 10:00am –  11:00am 6 Illuminati School Room 15A
 10:00am –  11:00am 6 Lord of the Fries Room 15A
 10:00am –  11:00am 6 Munchkin school Room 15A
 10:00am –  11:00am 6 Revolution Room 15A
 10:00am –  11:00am 6 Zombie Dice tournament Room 15A
 10:00am –  12:00pm 6 FANBOY: King of Fighter 13, Side event Room 16B
 10:00am –  12:00pm 6 FANBOY: Mortal Kombat 9, Fighter Room 16B
 10:00am –  12:00pm 7 LEGO Systems, Inc. Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
LEGO Systems, Inc. art directors Rob Johnson, Joe Dinunzio, Toby Dutkiewicz, and Joseph Galluccio will be reviewing portfolios of illustrators, storyboard, comics, and 3D artists as well as copywriters to discover experienced and innovative freelance talent who wish to work on various forms of communication for internal and licensed product lines. The primary focus will be on comic illustrators (ink and color samples, sequentials, and cover art) and 3D artists proficient in MAYA and VRay. Please bring examples of your strongest and most recent work, as well as a business card with your website/online portfolio and contact information.
 10:00am –  12:00pm 7 Oni Press Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Oni Press editors will be reviewing sequential art portfolios from aspiring creators and are looking for line artists and colorists for upcoming projects. Experience the "No Capes! No tights!" portfolio review! Oni Press is a company with focused needs and will not be reviewing portfolios from inkers, cover artists, or superhero-centric illustrators.
 10:00am –  12:00pm 7 Revolution Comics Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Revolution Comics is looking for colorist to do interior pages, pinups, and covers for a new book.
 10:00am –  12:30pm 3 Larry Thomas and Mitzi Donahue Sails Pavilion - Autographs

Larry Thomas, actor (Seinfeld, Not Another B Movie) and Mitzi Donahue, executive producer/director/actor (The Process, Silk Stalkings)

 10:00am –  1:00pm 6 FANBOY: Modern Warfare 3 FFA, Side event Room 16B
 10:00am –  1:00pm 6 FANBOY: Modern Warfare 3, Shooter Room 16B
 10:00am –  1:00pm 6 Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Saturday Sign-ups Room 17AB
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Ashley Palmer Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Paranormal Activity)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Chris Warner Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Sin City, No Country for Old Men)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Dan Gilvezan Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (G1 Transformers, Spider-Man & His amazing Friends)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Diane Sherry Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor, (Superman, Kojak)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Eric Hennig Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (The Hunger Games,Pitch Perfect)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Irwin Keyes Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (House of 1000 Corpses, Intolerable Cruelty)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Jeffrey Breslauer Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Terminal Kill, Doctor Who: A Survivor's Triangle)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Kent & Vyxsin Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Actors/models (CBS Amazing Race: All Stars, Lip Service, Hot Topic, Gothic Beauty Magazine)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Lela Lee Sails Pavilion - Autographs
creator/cartoonist (Angry Little Girls)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Michael Gray Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Shazam, The Little People)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Nell Wilson Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Stan Lee's Who Wants to be a Superhero!)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Philip R. Cable Sails Pavilion - Autographs
author/director/producer (Make Movies That Make Money!, Vampiress: Lady of the Night)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Richard Hatch Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Battlestar Galactica)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Richard LeParmentier Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Star Wars, Superman II, Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Sean Austin Sails Pavilion - Autographs
author (Echo's Revenge: The Ultimate Game)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Terry Naughton Sails Pavilion - Autographs
illustrator/animator (My Personal Panther, My Favorite Giant, The Art of Terry Naughton)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Timothy Patrick Quill Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Army of Darkness, Oz the Great and Powerful)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Trina Parks Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Diamonds Are Forever, Darktown Strutters)
 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Sid Haig Sails Pavilion - Autographs

actor (The Devil's Reject, The Infliction)

 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 Power Rangers Sails Pavilion - Autographs

Jessica Rey, Nakia Burrise, Jason Faunt

 10:00am –  2:30pm 3 [Cancelled] Kathy Garver Sails Pavilion - Autographs

actor (Family Affair, Spider-Man and his amazing Friends)

 10:00am –  2:30pm 7 Arch Enemy Entertainment Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Arch Enemy Entertainment is looking to review the work of illustrators, colorists, letterers, conceptual artists, graphic artists, and animators. They are not interested in looking at inkers at this time. Arch Enemy works with all different genres when it comes to our projects, so be prepared to talk about what you'd love to work on, where your strengths lie, and what best fits your style. Arch Enemy Entertainment is currently working on the digital comic "F-00 Fighters" at USAToday.com. Visit arch-enemy.net for insight into the projects on their slate.
 10:00am –  2:30pm 7 Hasbro Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Hasbro will be reviewing work relating to package design, including traditional illustration, CGI illustration, and graphic design.
 10:00am –  2:30pm 7 Microsoft Studios Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Microsoft Studios currently needs exceptional candidates to help achieve their goals. As Microsoft Studios has broadened its charter from games to entertainment, they are now looking to push the boundaries and explore the potential of the larger playground. In particular, they have an incredible opportunity for a concept artist with a proven track record of creating high-quality artwork in a broad range of styles and finish levels, from storyboards and sketches to polished color concept work. Microsoft Stuidios reps are looking forward to seeing solid and diverse portfolios of different styles.
 10:00am –  2:30pm 7 Nickelodeon Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Nickelodeon has grown to become the most-watched television network by kids in the United States. Along with a passion for children's entertainment, Nickeoldeon offers employee perks such as remote control car races, watergun fights, chocolate tasting, and a Halloween party you'll never forget! They're always looking for 2D and CG artists as well as folks interested in production management to contribute to all aspects of their shows. If you love funny, strong characters and excellent storytelling, stop by to have your work reviewed by actual Nick artists and get the chance to meet the Nick Recruitment Team.
 10:00am –  2:30pm 7 Nickelodeon Artist and Writing Programs Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Nickelodeon Artist and Writing Programs wants aspiring creators. If you're an aspiring TV writer or animation studio artist, stop by to find out more about the Nickelodeon Writing Program or get feedback on your portfolio for the Nickelodeon Artist Program.
 10:00am –  2:30pm 7 Wizards of the Coast Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Wizards of the Coast makes books and games that span the limitless realms of fantasy, science fiction, and adventureÑand artwork plays an important part in everything they do. Because of that, they have an ongoing demand for talented artists, and will review samples of all forms of illustration, with a distinct emphasis on fantasy (contemporary and traditional/medieval), science fiction (space opera and cybertech), concept illustration (concept development, architecture, environments, vehicles/equipment), and cartography (2D, 3D, and isometric). Brands represented by Wizards of the Coast include Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Duelmasters, Kajudo, Avalon Hill, and Axis and Allies.
 10:00am –  5:30pm 6 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Demos Room 16A
Free to play.
 10:00am –  5:30pm 6 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Open Dueling Room 16A
Free to play.
 10:00am –  7:00pm 6 Pokemon All Day Events: League play Room 14AB
Going on all day. This activity is free -- Bring your deck! If you don’t have a deck, there are decks you can use for the day!
 10:00am –  7:00pm 6 Pokemon All Day Events: Learn how to play! Room 14AB
Going on all day. This activity is free -- Bring your deck! If you don’t have a deck, there are decks you can use for the day!
 10:00am –  7:00pm 6 Pokemon All Day Events: Side events Room 14AB
Going on all day. This activity is free -- Bring your deck! If you don’t have a deck, there are decks you can use for the day!
 10:00am –  8:00pm 6 Evil Steve Must Die Room 15A
 10:00am –  8:00pm 6 Frag Bug Hunt Room 15A
Frag Bug Hunt
 10:00am –  8:00pm 6 Grav-Chariot Racing Room 15A
Grav-Chariot Racing
 10:00am –  8:00pm 6 Malifaux Room 15A
Malifaux demos hosted by the So Cal Malifaux
 10:25am –  10:50am 2 And Yet the Town Moves Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:25am –  10:50am 2 Gao-Gai-Gar Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:25am –  10:50am 2 True Tears Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:30am –  11:30am 1 Creating Animated TV Series Room 8
What does it take to create an animated series? Do you have to be a writer? An artist or animator? Both? Neither? What do you need to have to pitch an idea, and what are the studios and networks looking for? Members of the Writers Guild of America's Animation Writers Caucus who have created and developed series, along with network/studio executives who buy them, talk about pitching and answer your questions. Featuring panelists Alan Burnett (The Batman, Green Lantern: First Flight), David Corbett (executive director, North America, RGH Entertainment), Henry Gilroy (Clone Wars, GI Joe: Renegades), Craig Miller (Pocket Dragon Adventures, Beast Wars), Andrew Robinson (Kaijudo: Rise Of The Duel Masters, Young Justice), and others.
 10:30am –  11:30am 1 Dark Horse: Bioware Room 24ABC
Dark Horse and Bioware have come together once again to provide fans with exclusive news on Dragon Age, and the ever-expanding Mass Effect universe. Join Dark Horse director of public relations Jeremy Atkins and editor Dave Marshall, along with Dragon Age writers David Gaider and Sylvia Feketekuty, BioWare art director Derek Watts, moderator "Evil Chris" Priestly, and a cast of other celebrity geeks and surprise guests for an exciting look into the Dark Horse/BioWare universe. Attendees can be sure to expect a spirited discussion on the ongoing link between comics and gaming, with exclusive news and more!
 10:30am –  11:30am 1 Hot Town: Faeries in the City: Urban Fantasy Room 5AB
Imagine having to battle paranormal beings while managing work and family and a love life. Caught in the midst of love triangles, the supernatural, vampires, Celtic gods, monsters in NYC, slayers in San Diego, and more...these authors know that our world is not always what it seems and they like it that way. Moderator Benjamin Tate (Leaves of Flame) discusses the convergence of the modern and the paranormal with Kevin Hearne (The Iron Druid Chronicles), Kat Richardson (Seawitch), Jennifer Bosworth (Struck), Anton Strout (Simon Canderous series), Seanan McGuire (Discount Armaggedon), Jeanne Stein (Anna Strong Vampire Novels), J.F. Lewis (Burned: A Void City Novel), and S. G. Browne (Lucky Bastard).
 10:30am –  11:30am 1 Marvel Television Presents Room 6BCF
Marvel's head of TV, Jeph Loeb, brings the scoop on season 2 of the hit animated series Ultimate Spider-Man, along with a never-before-seen episode...and a glimpse of the other heroes joining Marvel Universe on Disney XD! Plus, get the update on other hot Marvel Animation Studios projects, including Marvel Knights Animation, Marvel anime-and more surprises from Marvel Television.
 10:30am –  12:00pm 1 Comic Book Law School 303: Super Lawyer Team-Up Room 11AB
You've learned the basics and have a better understanding of contracts and agreements. Now it's time to learn more about some of the more complex issues facing every creator and business owner. Noted attorney Michael Lovitz, author of the classic The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, returns to address some of the more advanced (and often confusing) issues facing the creative and business communities, particularly in light of the ever-expanding worlds of new media. And this time, he's not alone, as attorneys David Branfman, David Lizerbram, and Professor Marc Greenberg join him to share insights into some of the more cutting-edge legal issues faced by, and discuss recent legal decisions of importance to, the creators and businesses. The panel will touch on as many of the following topics as time allows: lawsuits and infringements; fair use or misuse; knockoffs, tarnishment, and dilution; satires, parodies, and fair use; blogs, podcasts, tweets, and cybersquatters; and fan art/fan fiction. Plus, time permitting, discussion about recent legal decisions and pending cases that are likely to affect the field of popular culture and how they might play an important role in your creative and business plans. (Note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and tips to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. [This program is approved for 1.5 credits of California MCLE.])
 10:30am –  12:00pm 1 Comics Arts Conference Session #9: Comics Theory: Sequential Artistry Room 26AB
Jade Hidle (University of California, San Diego) examines how GB Tran's Vietnamerica uses the comic book genre to provide counter-memories to historical narratives about the U.S. war in Vietnam. Hidle explains how Tran uses the evolving form of the graphic memoir to provide border-blurring, non-linear spatio-temporal frameworks to construct such counter-memories. Keegan Lannon (Aberystwyth University) argues that the dichotomy of words and images is more elastic than theorists such as McCloud, Kunzle, and Groensteen conceive it. Lannon forwards the concept of the grapheme as a way of conceiving of words and pictures as two variants of visual communication. John E. Ingulsrud (Meisei University) and Kate Allen (Meiji University) employ the sociolinguistic concepts of "footing" and "stance" to analyze the many functions of "caricaturization" (the simplification of character images) in manga. Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics) provides a response to the scholars' ideas.
 10:30am –  12:00pm 3 Kate Beaton Sails Pavilion - Autographs
cartoonist (Hark! A Vagrant!)
 10:50am –  11:15am 2 Kobato Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:50am –  11:15am 2 Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 10:50am –  11:15am 2 Squid Girl Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:00am –  11:45am 1 Once Upon a Time Ballroom 20
Magic is coming! Moderator William Keck (TV Guide Magazine senior editor and columnist) takes you to Storybrooke, where a curse placed on its fairytale inhabitants by the Evil Queen has been broken and reality and myth have merged. It's a place where magic is about to be introduced, but with it comes its own set of consequences. Co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (Lost, Tron: Legacy) and Adam Horowitz (Lost, Tron: Legacy), along with Ginnifer Goodwin (Big Love), Jennifer Morrison (House), Lana Parrilla (24), Josh Dallas (Thor), Emilie de Ravin (Lost), and Meghan Ory (Vampire High) engage in a Q&A about their hit TV series.
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 Archie Comics: The Hottest Publisher in Comics Room 9
The era of Archie continues! After another year of dominating the headlines with groundbreaking storylines, innovative storytelling, and the best comics on the market, the Archie gang converges on San Diego to reveal what's next! The panel includes Archie Comics co-CEO Jon Goldwater, co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit, president Mike Pellerito, editor-in-chief Victor Gorelick, cartoonist Dan Parent (Kevin Keller), writer Michael Uslan (Life With Archie), iVerse Media CEO Michael Murphey, MoonScoop Entertainment's Mike Young, producers Don Murphy and Susan Montford (Real Steel), writer Alex Segura (Archie Meets KISS), writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), and a handful of major, newsworthy surprises! Want to learn everything that's in store for America's favorite redheaded teen and all his friends? This is the place to be! Panel attendees will get a copy of the latest issue of the hit Life With Archie series!
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 Comic-Con How-To: Anatomy of a Fight Scene, Part Two Room 2
Understanding when and how to use physical conflict in your story is all well and good, but how do you write it? How do authors paint such a vivid, action-packed fight scene that readers can "see" in their mind using only the written word? Award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake peels back the mystery and looks at using words to craft action that readers will not simply read, but experience.
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 comiXology Open Discussion: Everything Digital Room 23ABC
With over 75 million comics and graphic novels downloaded since its debut, comiXology has revolutionized how people read and buy comic books. Recently hailed by the New York Times as the iTunes of comics, here is your opportunity to discover what is next! Join comiXology cofounders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts for an open discussion on...everything digital. All topics are game!
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 Geek & Sundry Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Felicia Day (The Guild, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog), Wil Wheaton (Big Bang Theory, Eureka), director Daniel Strange (Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis), and the cast of The Guild -- Vince Caso, Jeff Lewis, Amy Okuda, Sandeep Parkih, and Robin Thorsen -- make some big announcements and offer an exclusive sneak peek at what's to come. Moderated by Kim Evey (producer, Geek & Sundry).
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 Shifty Look Room 25ABC
Namco Bandai Games has excavated the darkest corners of its vaults, and now the decrepit husks of games you've always loved (or never knew you did) have been brought back to life! Find out what's next for ShiftyLook from Rob Pereyda (editor-in-chief), then join a spotlight on hit webcomic Bravoman from writer Matt Moylan (Lilformers) and artist Dax "D-Gee" Gordine (Mega Man Tribute). Next, webcomic superstars and Dig Dug 30th Anniversary contributors Scott Kurtz (PvP Online) and Kris Straub (chainsawsuit) make a big announcement fans with any sense of anything won't want to miss! Finally, legendary voice actor Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs) makes a special appearance with an amazing ShiftyLook announcement that will blow everyone away. This will be the most fun you've ever had with
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 Avatar the Last Airbender: Beginning and Beyond Room 28E
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 05, 06:55PM
For over 5 years, the organizers of this fan panel have been bringing together both fans and professionals. Moderated by Avatar_Mom, this year's panel will include Bobby Rubio (Avatar the Last Airbender, Pixar, Alcatraz High), freelance concept artist DJ Welch (Dark Kenjie), Kevin Coppa (Puppet Benders), Dark Horse artists Gurihiru (Chifuyu Sasaki and Naoko Kawano), and actor/voice actor Dante Basco (Avatar the Last Airbender), and a few more surprise guests. If that isn't enough, there will be a cosplay contest to showcase the fandom's talented "fabric benders."
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 The Unfinished Swan: An Art Infused Adventure Room 7AB
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 05, 04:04PM
The Unfinished Swan presents an art game like no other before it. For many years, a debate has raged over whether or not video games can be considered art. In 2012, The Unfinished Swan will address the issue head on, both in terms of its experimental nature and its focus on the art of painting. Attendees will have the opportunity to get an up-close look at the art within the game, discuss "games as art," and chat with Giant Sparrow about the creative inspiration behind developing one of the most beautiful and intriguing games on the Playstation 3. Morgan Webb of G4TV and X-Play will moderate.
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 [CANCELLED] Funky Winkerbean's 40th Anniversary Room 4
CANCELLED: Fri, Jul 06, 12:15PM
We regret to announce that this program has been cancelled.
 11:00am –  12:00pm 3 Claudia Christian Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor/writer (Babylon 5, Babylon Confidential)
 11:00am –  12:00pm 6 Cthulhu Dice tournament Room 15A
 11:00am –  12:00pm 6 Give Me the Brain Room 15A
 11:00am –  12:00pm 6 Illuminati Room 15A
 11:00am –  12:00pm 6 Munchkin Booty Room 15A
 11:00am –  1:00pm 3 Adrian Paul Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (The Highlander series)
 11:00am –  1:00pm 6 D&D Adventures Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Did D&D Learn to Play whet your appetite for more adventure? Come join you're fellow 4th edition gamers at a table of low-stress and high-fun play. Pick from any retired season of D&D Encounters have fun taking on one encounter after another. Play through a whole season in one weekend. Plus, collect Renown Points and trade them in for prizes! Length: 2 hours
 11:00am –  1:00pm 6 D&D Dungeon Command Tournament Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest D&D miniatures game as you take on the role of a commander, sending a warband to battle the forces arrayed against you. Dungeon Command features themed miniature factions designed to play as unified war bands, in a game eliminating luck-driven mechanics in favor of player-driven skill, creativity, and quick thinking. Play one of the first two factions to be released, and if you defeat your opponents, you can earn victory points. Players with the most victory points at the end of the tournament on Sunday will win prizes! Length: 2 hours/round
 11:00am –  1:00pm 6 D&D Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Want to learn how to play D&D 4th edition? We’ll teach you all the basics and send you out on your first adventure! Everything is provided for you, and you can even keep your character. Length: 2 hours
 11:00am –  1:00pm 6 D&D Lords of Waterdeep Learn to Play Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Try out the newest offering in the D&D board game line with Lords of Waterdeep! This Euro-style resource game casts the players as the Masked Lords of Waterdeep, each recruiting adventurers to complete various quests and achieve their own ends. Length: 2 hours/round
 11:00am –  1:00pm 6 D&D Rise of the Underdark: The Sun Never Rises Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Her Radiance Dareen Travaskyr has led the Temple of Lathander’s Light for many years, making it a source of good and civilization in the otherwise wild Daggerdale. When the priestess received a vision urging her to create a powerful icon against an impending darkness, she employed a group of adventurers to complete her divinely inspired tasks. But evil has spies everywhere. Now, the party of heroes might be the only thing standing between forces bent on a grisly fate for the temple's inhabitants. Length: 2 hours
 11:00am –  1:00pm 6 Pathfinder Role Playing Game Introductory Marriott Ballroom E, Marriott Marquis & Marina
The Pathfinder Role Playing Game puts you in the role of a brave adventurer fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil! Take on the role of a canny fighter hacking through enemies with an enchanted sword, a powerful sorceress blessed with magic by the hint of demon blood in her veins, a wise cleric of gods benevolent or malign, a witty rogue ready to defuse even the deadliest of traps, or any of countless other heroes. The only limit is your imagination! Come by for a quick 2-hour introductory game. Learn how to play the Pathfinder Role Playing Game and learn about Pathfinder Society Organized Play. Length: 2 hours
 11:00am –  3:00pm 6 MAGIC: Standard Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Free for all paid Magic league players. Standard format. 4 rounds. Booster pack prizes based on attendance.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
 11:00am –  3:00pm 6 Pokemon Modified Team Tournament Room 14AB
Prizes for Top Players in Each Tournament. Entry fee may be required. End times are approximate.
 11:00am –  11:55pm 6 MAGIC: All Day: 'Go Infinite' Booster Draft Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$15. When eight players are registered, those players each receive 3 Magic boosters and draft (start Friday, we will have Magic 2013 packs). Single elimination. Pack prizes 1st = 4 packs and a free entry into any Magic event at this convention, 2nd = 4 packs, and 3rd & 4th = 1 pack.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
 11:00am –  11:55pm 6 MAGIC: All Day: Beginners League Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Free (once per day). Randomly receive a special mono-color deck. Play casual games all day with beginners for the fun of it.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
 11:00am –  11:55pm 6 MAGIC: All Day: Commander League Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$25 for the entire weekend. Receive a Commander Deck when you register. Play casual matches with other Commander League players all weekend. Earn a Magic card after every match, win or lose.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
 11:00am –  11:55pm 6 MAGIC: All Day: Magic Intro Pack League Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$15 for the entire weekend. Receive a 2013 Intro Pack (deck) when you register. Play casual matches with other Intro Pack League players all weekend. Earn a Magic card after every match, win or lose.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
 11:00am –  11:55pm 6 MAGIC: All Day: Planechase 2012 League Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$20 for the entire weekend. Receive a Planechase 2012 Edition pack (deck) when you register. Play casual matches with other Planechase 2012 League players all weekend. Earn a Magic card after every match, win or lose.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
 11:05am –  11:40am 4 Technical Support Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
John calls the technical support phone line for help with his computer. During his conversation he finds out his world is not what it seems. Presenting filmmakers: Jeffrey Ashkin (writer/director), Vicki Radolinski (Elixir), Rob Nagle (New Year's Eve), and Michael Pearl (Sweet Valley High).
 11:15am –  12:30am 1 DC Comics-All Access: OGNs Room 6DE
It's been a big year for DC Comics' award-winning, original graphic novels, and it's only going to get bigger! Get unfiltered access to behind the scenes of your favorite and most talked about original graphic novels Publisher! Joining the all access party will be some of the industry's top talents, including Anthony Bourdain (Get Jiro!), Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One), Langdon Foss (Get Jiro!), Geoff Johns (Batman: Earth One), and J. Michael Straczynski (Superman: Earth One), so don't miss out!
 11:15am –  11:40am 2 AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:15am –  11:40am 2 Lucky Star Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:15am –  11:40am 2 Tiger & Bunny Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:15am –  12:15pm 1 Cartoon Network: Adventure Time Room 6A
Not just any ol' panel, this is Adventure Time! Join series creator Pendleton Ward (Lumpy Space Princess), Jeremy Shada (Finn), Tom Kenny (Ice King), and others to experience the all-out good time that is Cartoon Network's Adventure Time! There will be singing, live readings, lots of exclusive clips, and other mathematical surprises!
 11:30am –  12:30pm 1 IDW's Digital-First Comics Room 24ABC
IDW is at the forefront of digital comics, bringing special new series to digital before they come out in print. Hear more about the making of digital blockbuster Transformers Autocracy, and learn more about new projects featuring Transformers, Star Trek and Memorial. Join an all-star cast featuring Chris Metzen (World of Warcraft, Transformers Autocracy), Flint Dille (Transformers Autocracy), Livio Ramondelli (Transformers), Mike Johnson (Star Trek), Chris Roberson (Memorial), John Barber (Transformers, G.I. Joe), Lorelei Bunjes (IDW Digital), and Jeff Webber (IDW Digital).
 11:30am –  12:30pm 1 Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained Hall H
The Weinstein Company presents a sneak peek at the highly anticipated new film from acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino. Fans will get to see exclusive footage from Django Unchained and take part in a special discussion with Tarantino and the cast. You won't want to miss this!
 11:30am –  12:30pm 1 Save the Date: Your New Favorite Film Room 5AB
This may be the first comic book film that isn't based on an actual comic book; instead, Save the Date uses the style and sensibility of indie comics by renowned graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown as a jumping off point to tell a contemporary story of the trials, pain, and happiness of modern love. Explore the challenges and advantages of working in film versus comics with cartoonist/screenplay co-writer Jeffrey Brown (Clumsy, Darth Vader and Son), director Michael Mohan (One Too Many Mornings), and producers Jordan Horowitz (The Kids Are All Right) and Michael Roiff (Waitress), and discover how the cast has been influenced and inspired by comics and geek culture, with Lizzy Caplan (Party Down), Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men), Martin Starr (Freaks & Geeks, Party Down), Geoffrey Arend (500 Days of Summer), and Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim). Join them for a lively session moderated by Noel Murray (The A.V. Club).
 11:30am –  12:30pm 1 Top Cow: We Create...Innovation! Room 8
Top Cow's Comic-Con panels are known for being wall-to-wall jam-packed sessions with exciting announcements, but this year's panel promises to put all other years to shame. Join Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri and Top Cow president Matt Hawkins announce the biggest, most groundbreaking initiative in their 20-year history and the return of a fan favorite series. Plus special guest Mark Waid (Daredevil, Irredeemable) joins Top Cow to announce an exciting new project. Get the scoop on a big Top Cow film announcement, and if you're an aspiring creator, you won't want to miss this panel! Be the first to hear the announcements that will drive Top Cow through the rest of 2012 and beyond, alongside surprise guests, and every attendee will get an exclusive ashcan that is sure to be a collectible!
 11:30am –  12:30pm 3 Film and TV Production Designers of the Art Directors Guild Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Suzuki Ingerslev, Bill Creber, Rick Heinrichs, Thomas Walsh, Dominic Watkins, John Muto
 11:30am –  12:30pm 3 [CANCELLED] Stunted Fools and Scary-Ass Clowns Sails Pavilion - Autographs

John Scalzi, Richard Kadrey, Doyce Testerman, Rob Reid, Ned Vizzini, Gini Koch, Nathan Long, Nick Hurwitch

 11:30am –  1:00pm 3 Chasing UFOs Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Erin Ryder, James Fox, Ben McGee
 11:30am –  1:30pm 3 The Mythbusters Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage

Drawing for Line Tickets to be held Saturday at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area
 11:40am –  11:55am 4 Giant Monster Playset Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
A young boy receives a mysterious package. Upon opening it, he innocently plays with its toy monster contents. Simultaneously a gigantic beast appears, bent on the destruction of his own small town. The boy's older brother discovers the connection between the two and realizes only he can stop it.
 11:40am –  12:05pm 2 K-ON! Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:40am –  12:05pm 2 Maid Sama Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:40am –  12:05pm 2 Tekkaman Blade Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 11:45am –  1:00pm 1 Quick Draw! Room 6BCF
It's the annual battle-to-the-death with Sharpies at 20 paces. Three of the fastest cartoonists in the world duel with wit and markers, drawing like crazy to create cartoons based on your suggestions and the evil schemes of the Quick Draw! Quizmaster, Mark Evanier! Competing as usual are Sergio Aragonés (MAD magazine, Groo the Wanderer) and Scott Shaw! (The Simpsons), and they're joined by guest competitor Keith Knight (The K Chronicles), and maybe a few surprises! This is one of the most popular events at Comic-Con, so get there early.
 11:55am –  12:25pm 4 El Cabro En La Lavadora (Goat in the Washer) Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
A coming-of-age story about a Honduran girl living in the shadow of Americana, forced to come face-to-face with the technological progress around her and the changes within her. Presenting filmmakers: Bryan Bangerter (producer/assistant director), Michael Spear (director of photography), Chris Tweedy (composer), and Luke Nelson (composer, sound mixer).
 12:00pm –  12:45pm 1 Futurama Ballroom 20
Futurama cannot be killed! Join the cast and crew of the Emmy-award-winning series for world premiere footage of the all-new season on Comedy Central. Plus: Wear your Futurama-themed costume for the chance to win slightly valuable prizes! Scheduled panelists include creator/executive producer Matt Groening, executive producer David X. Cohen, and stars Billy West (Fry, Zoidberg, Professor Farnsworth, Zapp Brannigan), Katey Sagal (Leela), John DiMaggio (Bender), and Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker, Calculon, Morbo).
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 CBLDF Master Session: Charlie Adlard Room 11AB
With his work on The Walking Dead, Charlie Adlard has proved to be a master of abstract anatomy, suspenseful storytelling, and the imaginative depiction of a familiar but terrifying world. Get a glimpse of his approach to creating the definitive zombie narrative of the 21st century at this CBLDF Master Session. The pieces created will be auctioned off at CBLDF's Art Auction tonight.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Comics Arts Conference Session #10: Focus on Steve Englehart Room 26AB
Steve Englehart  (CAC and Comic-Con special guest) has been the lead writer for both Marvel and DC on several occasions and a founding father of Malibu's Ultraverse. His redefinition of Batman and the Joker as mature adults influenced how the characters were depicted in both comics and film for the last three decades. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) moderates a discussion of Englehart's stellar career writing the adventures of Captain America, Silver Surfer, Doctor Strange, Coyote, Night Man, the Justice League, and dozens of other characters.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Locked and Loaded Room 23ABC
From hand-to-hand combat and cannons to AK-47s and the Death Star, the landscape of military conflict has changed...but the instinct to destroy has not. People love to read about the good guys blasting the hell out of paranormal villains, evil aliens, and ruthless government officials. These authors include pulse-pounding combat scenes in their novels and never shy away from applying deadly force when necessary. Strategize with Myke Cole (Control Point), Taylor Anderson (Destroyermen Series), Jack Campbell (Lost Fleet Series), Harry Turtledove (The War That Came Early), and S. J. Kincaid (Insignia), under the leadership of moderator Stephen W. Saffel, DEO/senior acquisitions editor, Titan Books.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Nerdist Channel Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Chris Hardwick (the host of BBC America's The Nerdist and AMC's Talking Dead) and some very-relevant-to-your-interests talent from the Nerdist Channel on YouTube will engage in lively conversation about the current channel lineup and upcoming shows and specials, and also reveal some exclusive footage and surprise announcements about the future of Nerdist Industries.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Shonen Jump Alpha Panel Room 7AB
The new Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha, North America's only near-simultaneous digital manga magazine, gives fans the ultimate digital experience of reading the best manga every week, with official releases of chapters from Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, and more! Special panelists from Japan Yoshihisa Heishi (editor-in-chief of Weekly Shonen Jump, founding editor of Yu-Gi-Oh!), Koji Yoshida (editor of Death Note), and Kengo Monji (editor of Bakuman) will share the latest news, expert opinions, and a behind-the scenes look into the manga world. To top it off, they'll have a heated Q&A showdown with the SJ Alpha editors!
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Spotlight on Klaus Janson Room 9
Penciler, inker, and writer -- and Comic-Con special guest -- Klaus Janson (Daredevil, Dark Knight Returns, The Avengers) makes a rare convention appearance to discuss past, present, and future projects. Join Klaus and his friends Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin, Stray Toasters) and David Mack (Daredevil, Kabuki) as they offer a preview of their upcoming maxi-series Daredevil: The End of Days.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 The Naked Truth About Tarzan and Jane: The First 100 Years of Spectacular Tarzan Imagery, and One of Literature's Best-Loved Couples as They Enter Their Second Century Room 25ABC
Bestselling novelist Robin Maxwell (Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan) and author Scott Tracy Griffin (Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration) gather with illustrator Joe Jusko (The Art of Joe Jusko) to discuss these iconic literary characters. Join them for a presentation and Q&A session hosted by Jim Sullos, president of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Incorporated, the official licensing entity for Tarzan and John Carter of Mars.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Twilight Fan Fiction Group Room 28E
This year writers Sweetlolapops (We Were Here, Summer of Salt), Conversed (Twinned), Tkegl (Cutless), MeraNaamJoker (Miror Quaenam Sis Tam Bella), Shoefreak37 (A Light Exists in Spring), WriteOnTime (Breaking News), and moderator Kimpy0464 (The Nightingale Journals) are on hand for laughs and fun at the Twilight Fan Fiction Group. They'll answer questions about the challenges and joys of writing derivative fiction in Twilight fandom and how to keep it fun.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Comic-Con How-To: Supercharge Your deviantART Profile Like the Masters Room 2
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 02, 04:49PM
This superstar lineup of comic, manga, and animators all have something in common besides ridiculous amounts of talent: they are all part of the deviantART community. Over the years they have learned a thing or two about getting the most out of the website, and in this panel they will share their tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your deviantART experience. The panelists are Adam Warren, one of the first manga-influenced artists to go pro back in 1988 (The Dirty Pair, Empowered); Chris Sanders, Lilo & Stich creator (Disney), How to Train Your Dragon (DreamWorks); Dave Elliott, comics industry veteran, writer and editor of over 10,000 comics projects; Jim Zubkavich, CEO, Udon Entertainment; Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Mark Brooks, Marvel Comics; Yuumei Yan, digital artist, cyber-activist; and panel moderator Angelo Sotira, CEO and co-founder, deviantART.com.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Spotlight on Gary Gianni Room 4
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 02, 01:06PM
Comic-Con special guest Gary Gianni discusses his work illustrating one of Ray Bradbury's last published books, painting the Game of Thrones 2014 calendar, and the future of illustrated storytelling in the digital realm.
 12:00pm –  2:00pm 6 Munchkin: Bites Room 15A
 12:00pm –  2:00pm 6 Nanuk Room 15A
 12:00pm –  2:00pm 6 Ninja Burger Room 15A
 12:00pm –  2:00pm 6 Revolution Room 15A
 12:00pm –  2:00pm 6 Spanc Room 15A
 12:00pm –  2:00pm 7 Hermes Press Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Hermes Press' art director and publisher will be reviewing portfolios of pencilers and inkers. They would also like to talk to writers (scripters) and anybody who has original projects. They will only meet with those who have a portfolio with actual samples (at a minimum one sample of a cover and at least five interior pages and samples of breakdowns). For writers they require sample scripts and pitches.
 12:00pm –  3:00pm 7 Dark Horse Comics Sails Pavilion - Portfolio Review
Dark Horse Comics is looking for professional-caliber work focusing on sequential art for comic books. They want to see those whose work is ready for a professional assignment. If you're an aspiring artist looking for a general skill assessment, they unfortunately do not have time at this show for that kind of review. Story proposals will not be reviewed: see the Dark Horse website for submission guidelines.
 12:00pm –  4:00pm 6 MAGIC: 4-Pack Sealed Deck Marriott Ballroom F, Marriott Marquis & Marina
$20. Receive 4 Magic 2013 booster packs and construct a 30-card deck. 4 rounds. Booster pack prizes based on attendance.

End times are approximate and are only for scheduling purposes.
 12:00pm –  4:30pm 3 Herbert Jefferson Jr. Sails Pavilion - Autographs
actor (Battlestar Galactica, T.J. Hooker)
 12:05pm –  12:30pm 2 Arakawa Under the Bridge 2 Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:05pm –  12:30pm 2 Gasaraki Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:05pm –  12:30pm 2 Kekkaishi Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:25pm –  12:40pm 4 Oliver Bump's Birthday Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
A 12-year-old boy fated to die on his 13th birthday has to find a way to cheat death before the clock runs out.
 12:30pm –  12:55pm 2 Aria the Origination Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:30pm –  12:55pm 2 Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:30pm –  12:55pm 2 You're Under Arrest 3 Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:30pm –  1:00pm 3 Robert Ben Garant Sails Pavilion - Autographs
author (Writing Movies for Fun and Profit)
 12:30pm –  1:30pm 1 Capcom's Lost Planet 3 and DmC Devil May Cry: Westward Bound Room 24ABC
Capcom takes the Lost Planet and Devil May Cry franchises in exciting new directions by partnering with Western Development Partners. Lost Planet 3 releases early next year with a gripping new storyline that provides fans with untold truths from previous games. Set in the frozen tundra of E.D.N. III, the game takes the franchise back to its roots, making gamers rethink everything they thought they knew about it. Capcom producer Andrew Szymanski, a member of the development team from Spark Unlimited and "Go Beyond Survival," DmC Devil May Cry producer Motohide Eshiro, North American producer Alex Jones, and series director Hideaki Itsuno bring you the ultimate stylish action game. Detailing Dante's early years and set against a contemporary backdrop, DmC Devil May Cry retains the stylish action, fluid combat, and self-assured protagonist that have defined the iconic series. Witness Dante chain together combo after combo with panache as he dispatches the demonic spawn back to hell. See what the game has in store for you January 15, 2013. It's time to "Face Your Demons."
 12:30pm –  1:30pm 1 Celebrating 50 Years of Mars Attacks Room 8
They're back! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mars Attacks. To help to commemorate this milestone, Topps licensees Abrams ComicArts, IDW Publishing, Mezco Toyz, and more gather in this panel. Find out what's new with Mars Attacks, including the first-ever book compilation of the infamous science fiction trading card series, new comics, and toys! Panelists include Charles Kochman, editorial director of Abrams ComicArts; Greg Goldstein, president and COO of IDW Publishing; and Adam Levine, licensing manager of The Topps Company.
 12:30pm –  1:30pm 1 D+Q: Canada and Comics Room 5AB
Creators Kate Beaton, Jeff Lemire, Doug Savage, Eisner Spirit of Retailers Award judge Calum Johnston (of Strange Adventures), Jessica Campbell of Drawn & Quarterly, and moderator Chris Butcher of TCAF and The Beguiling gather to talk about how, over the past 10 years, the Canadian comics scene has changed wildly and no longer plays second fiddle to its southern neighbor. Canada now boasts an equally vibrant coast-to-coast scene with major artists, major companies, major retailers, and major festivals. Key players discuss how this change came about.
 12:30pm –  1:30pm 1 Phineas and Ferb Room 6A
Witty and imaginative stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb and their secret agent pet platypus Agent P are at it again! Creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, along with voice talent Vincent Martella (Everybody Hates Chris), Alyson Stoner (Camp Rock), and Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad), fill you in on the latest scoop on Disney Channel's Emmy Award-winning, music-filled, animated comedy series for kids, tweens, and families. See exclusive content, including a sneak peek at this summer's epic two-part cliffhanger episode "Where's Perry?"
 12:30pm –  1:30pm 3 Avery Monsen and Jory John Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Authors (All My Friends are Dead)
 12:30pm –  1:30pm 3 Hot Town: Faeries in the City Sails Pavilion - Autographs
Benjamin Tate, Kevin Hearne, Kat Richardson, Jennifer Bosworth, Anton Strout, Seanan McGuire, Jeanne Stein, J.F. Lewis, S. G. Browne
 12:30pm –  1:30pm 3 The Guild Sails Pavilion - Autographs

Vince Caso, Felicia Day, Jeff Lewis, Amy Okuda, Sandeep Parkih, Robin Thorsen

 12:30pm –  1:30pm 3 [CANCELLED] Tom Batiuk Sails Pavilion - Autographs

cartoonist (Funky Winkerbean, Crankshaft)

 12:30pm –  2:30pm 6 FANBOY: Skull Girls, Side event Room 16B
 12:30pm –  2:30pm 6 FANBOY: Street Fighter x Tekken, Fighter Room 16B
 12:40pm –  1:10pm 4 The Batting Cage Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a lonely survivalist encounters a bombshell android. He plans to trade her for goods at the next outpost until a minor problem arises - he just may be falling in love with her. Presenting filmmakers: Amanda MacLachlan (Luck), Donte Murry (director/co-writer), D. Matt Worley (actor), and Brian Carmody (creator/co-writer).
 12:45pm –  1:30pm 1 The Simpsons Ballroom 20
Now entering its 24th season, The Simpsons is a living animation legend. Join moderator David Mirkin, creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising producer Mike Anderson, and the voice of Lisa Simpson, Yeardley Smith, for a lengthy look at the upcoming Treehouse of Horror, a sneak (2D) peek at Simpsons theatrical short The Longest Daycare, and much, much more (okay, 45 minutes' worth).
 12:45pm –  1:45pm 1 DC Comics: Before Watchmen Room 6DE
It's not the end of the world. It's the beginning! You don't want to miss this panel about the most talked about comic book series of 2012! DC Entertainment co-publisher Dan DiDio, VP/art direction and design Mark Chiarello, senior editor Will Dennis, and creators Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre), Darwyn Cooke (Before Watchmen: Minute Men), Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr Manhattan), J. Michael Straczynski (Before Watchmen: Nite Owl), Len Wein (Before Watchmen: Ozymandias, Curse of the Crimson Corsair), and others talk about this game-changing event! Hurm!
 12:45pm –  1:45pm 1 Open Road Films: End of Watch and Silent Hill: Revelations 3D Hall H
Global exclusive! Catch an early look at the highly anticipated action film End of Watch, with special guests Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña who play police officers patrolling the meanest streets of south central Los Angeles, and writer/director David Ayer (Training Day). Also, based on the groundbreaking video game franchise from Konami, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is the sequel to the hit film Silent Hill. Experience the world premiere of 3D footage from an unparalleled horror experience with special guests Adelaide Clemens (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Kit Harington (HBO's Game of Thrones), director Michael J. Bassett, and producer Samuel Hadida.
 12:55pm –  1:20pm 2 A-Channel Marriott Hall 5, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:55pm –  1:20pm 2 Gun X Sword Marriott Hall 6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 12:55pm –  1:20pm 2 Zakuro Marriott Hall 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 A Conversation with Bryan Fuller Room 7AB
Acclaimed television writer/executive producer Bryan Fuller (Heroes), the creative force behind Pushing Daisies, Wonderfalls, and Dead Like Me, for a Q&A with fans as he discusses two of his highly anticipated projects, Hannibal and Mockingbird Lane, both at NBC. In the midseason drama Hannibal, one of the most fascinating literary characters comes to life on television for the first time: psychiatrist-turned-serial-killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter. The recently shot pilot Mockingbird Lane is an imaginative reinvention of the 1960s comedy The Munsters.
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 Cartoon Voices I Room 6BCF
Audiences flock each year to moderator Mark Evanier's panels of folks who supply the voices of your favorite animated characters. They demonstrate their craft and tell who they are and how they got into that bizarre line of work, and you'll hear a voice session happen right before your ears. This year's Saturday gathering features Matthew Mercer (ThunderCats, Resident Evil 6), Debi Derryberry (Jimmy Neutron, Monster High), April Winchell (Lilo & Stitch, The Legend of Tarzan), Steve Blum (Transformers, The Super Hero Squad Show), Jim Ward (The Avengers, The Fairly OddParents), Jack Angel (Toy Story 3, G.I. Joe), and the legendary Chuck McCann.
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 CBLDF: The Fight To Defend Manga Room 11AB
Meet the man who stood up to Canada Customs to prove manga is not a crime! In 2010, American citizen Ryan Matheson was illegally detained and falsely charged with importation of child pornography for humor and fantasy manga on his laptop computer. Earlier this year, all charges against Ryan were dropped, thanks to his willingness to stand up for his rights, and the CBLDF's work to aid his defense. Come meet Ryan and learn about how manga is being attacked by the authorities in the United States and Canada, hear his story and find out what you can do to protect your rights!
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 Comics Arts Conference Session #11: Pioneers of Comic