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Wednesday, July 17


Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings

Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of three of the most highly anticipated TV series of the 2013-14 television season-Almost Human, The Tomorrow People, and The 100-as well as an encore presentation of the pilot episode of The Vampire Diaries spinoff series, The Originals, all in Ballroom 20.

Almost Human – In the near future, technology and crime will increase so quickly that law enforcement will not be able to keep up. To maintain order and keep the public safe, all police officers must partner with highly evolved human-like androids known as synthetics.

Almost Human is the story of Detective John Kennex and his lifelike android partner Dorian.

They must learn to work together in order to survive, and along the way might discover each other’s humanity. The series stars Karl Urban (Star Trek), Michael Ealy (Sleeper Cell), Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights), Mackenzie Crook (Game of Thrones), Michael Irby (The Unit), and Lili Taylor (Hemlock Grove) and is executive produced by J. J. Abrams (Revolution), J. H. Wyman (Fringe), Naren Shankar (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), and Bryan Burk (Person of Interest). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television,Almost Human will air Mondays at 8/7c on FOX in late fall.

The Originals – From the executive producer of The CW’s #1 series and Comic-Con fan-favorite The Vampire Diaries comes The Originals, a sexy new drama centering on the Original Family and the dangerous vampire/werewolf hybrid, Klaus, who returns to the magical melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans-a town he helped build centuries ago- where he is reunited with his diabolical former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of the Crescent City.

Determined to help his brother Klaus find redemption, Elijah follows Klaus and soon learns that Hayley has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history . . . and has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie. Elijah is soon forced to side with Marcel’s enemies in order to keep Klaus in line and to help Hayley.

Meanwhile, Klaus and Elijah’s sister, Rebekah, must decide if she will leave Mystic Falls to join her brothers in New Orleans and help them reclaim their storied hometown and all its extraordinary offerings.

The series stars Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries), Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries), Claire Holt (The Vampire Diaries), Phoebe Tonkin (The Vampire Diaries), Charles Michael Davis (Switched at Birth), Daniella Pineda (Homeland), Leah Pipes (The Deep End), and Danielle Campbell (Starstruck). Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries), Leslie Morgenstein (The Vampire Diaries), and Gina Girolamo (The Secret Circle) are the executive producers. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Originals will air Tuesdays 8/7c on The CW this fall.

The Tomorrow People – From executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow), Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries), Phil Klemmer (Chuck), and Danny Cannon (Nikita), The Tomorrow People tells the story of a generation of humans born with paranormal abilities who represent the next evolutionary shift of mankind.

A group of young people from around the world who possess special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically, work together to defeat the mysterious Ultra group, who would rather see The Tomorrow People exterminated.

Based on the original UK series, The Tomorrow People stars Robbie Amell (1600 Penn), Luke Mitchell (H20: Just Add Water), Peyton List (Mad Men), Aaron Yoo (Friday the 13th [2009]), Madeleine Mantock (upcoming All You Need Is Kill), and Mark Pellegrino (Lost). From Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Tomorrow People will air Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW this fall.

The 100 – 97 years ago, Earth was devastated by a nuclear apocalypse, and mankind was nearly destroyed.

The only survivors were the inhabitants of 12 international space stations that were in orbit at the time. The stations came together to form The Ark, but with resources dwindling and population growth soaring, the decision is made to send The 100, a group of juvenile delinquents, to the surface to test whether Earth is once again habitable.

With the survival of the human race entirely in their hands, these hundred teenagers must find a way to transcend their differences, unite, and forge a new path on a wildly changed Earth.

The 100 stars Eliza Taylor (in Australia: Neighbours), Paige Turco (Person of Interest), Thomas McDonell (Suburgatory), Marie Avgeropoulos (Cult), Bob Morley (in Australia: Neighbours), Kelly Hu (Arrow), and Christopher Larkin (90210), with Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy) and Henry Ian Cusick (Lost).

The series is executive produced by Elizabeth Craft (The Vampire Diaries), Sarah Fain (The Vampire Diaries), Matthew Miller (Human Target), Jason Rothenberg (upcoming Twilight Zonefeature), Leslie Morgenstein (Pretty Little Liars), and Gina Girolamo (The Lying Game). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The 100 premieres midseason on The CW.

 Thursday, July 18


Fox Graphitti Designs Hasbro WB

Fox Booth (# 4229)

Graphitti Designs booth (#2315)

WB Booth (# 4545)

Hasbro Booth (#3329)


Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman, writer (The Walking Dead)

Limited Signing – Drawing for Line Tickets to be held Thursday at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area


Comic-Con How-To: Don’t Tell Your Story, Show It! Room 2

Ever wonder how really good books suck a reader in and hold their attention page after page? It’s not the characters, nor the plot of the book. It is the way in which the author writes that separates their story from the pack. Award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake helps you gain 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.

Flesk Publications Exposed!The Artists Spill Their Guts!The Truth Behind the Spectrum Transition! Room 5AB

Sure, 10:00 is early but, OMG, with a lineup including Brom (The Art of Brom, Krampus), Terry Dodson (Red One, Uncanny X-Men), Mark Schultz (Xenozoic), and William Stout (Hallucinations, Legends of the Blues) talking new projects-and publisher John Fleskes frankly discussing the future of the renowned Spectrum Fantastic Art series-you really should get your butt out of bed!

From Fan to Creator: Goal-Setting for Creative Types Room 23ABC

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’re having trouble bringing your creative ideas into reality, you need to attend this fun and informative workshop, designed specifically for the Comic-Con crowd and back for its seventh straight year. Douglas Neff, the “Tony Robbins of Geeks,” will give you simple and proven techniques for bringing your most important goals to life. Whether you want to write your first novel, draw your own comic, or shoot your independent film, you’ll walk away from this workshop with practical tools for helping you reach your dream

Intelligence Ballroom 20

Stars Josh Holloway (Lost), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), andMarg Helgenberger (CSI) and executive producers Michael Seitzman (North Country), René Echevarria (Terra Nova, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), and Tripp Vinson discuss the new CBS dramatic thriller.

Holloway plays Gabriel, a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a supercomputer microchip in his brain. With this implant, Gabriel is the first human ever to be connected directly into the worldwide information grid and have complete access to Internet, WiFi, telephone, and satellite data. He can hack into any data center and access key intel in the fight to protect the United States from its enemies.

Leading the elite government cybersecurity agency created to support him is Director Lillian Strand (Helgenberger), a straightforward and efficient boss who oversees the unit’s missions. Strand assigns Riley Neal (Ory), a Secret Service agent, to protect Gabriel from outside threats, as well as from his appetite for reckless, unpredictable behavior and disregard for protocol. As the first supercomputer with a beating heart, Gabriel is the most valuable piece of technology the country has ever created and is the U.S.’s secret weapon. Join the cast and producers for an exclusive viewing of the first episode, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Debra Birnbaum, president and editor-in-chief, TV Guide magazine.

Marvel: Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way Room 7AB

Have a passion for the inner workings of the comics industry? Curious about breaking into the field as a writer or artist? Sit down with a group of Marvel professionals from every corner of the business and get insider tips, advice, and firsthand accounts of what it takes to start a career in comics today! Panelists include editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, talent scout C. B. Cebulski, and a slew of great Marvel talent!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Featuring Kevin Eastman Room 9

A special discussion about all things TMNT featuring co-creator Kevin Eastman! Join Eastman and other members of the IDW PublishingTMNT creative brain trust, including editor Bobby Curnow and writerTom Waltz, for what promises to be one shell of a fun and informative time!

Toys 101: An Evolution of the Modern Action Figure Room 25ABC

The Mattel Entertainment Brands Design Team presents a journey through the history and evolution of Mattel action figures.

From Mattel’s earliest offerings through their latest brand launch of Max Steel, panelists will take you through the last 35 years of their action figure portfolio, highlighting the significant advances and design innovations of their brands throughout the years.

Join in the Q&A with a panel of premier Mattel action figure designers and historians representing WWE, MOTU, DC, Max Steel, Man of Steel, and Batman. They will take on any and all questions you may have about Mattel’s many action figure brands.

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 course on how to make a movie for very little money using available video technology and desktop postproduction software.

Whether you’re shooting your first vampire film or that story about the leather-clad girl who hunts dimensional refugees, 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 series), Jack Conway (writer/producer, Fear News), Vera Vanguard (producer, The Building of Good and Evil), Nick Murphy(writer/director, Pizza and Bullets), and Sean Rourke (writer,Ballistica).

LEGO Systems, Inc.

LEGO Systems, Inc. art directors Rob Johnson, Joe Dinunzio and Andy Munoz 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. This year the primary focus will be on finding freelance illustrators to work on illustrated content for LEGO Friends projects, 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 any LEGO-themed/inspired content you have created to show us how you would handle working with the LEGO brand. Lastly, please have a business card with your website/online portfolio and contact information.


Titan Comics

Titan Comics is looking for a broad selection of styles, mainly finished black and white or full color; anything from scfi to horror to, well anything we like the look of.

Signings: Thursday July 18, 2013 10:00am – 2:30pm

Ashley Scott actor (Birds of Prey, Into the Blue)

Carl Ciarfalio actor (The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man)

Chase Masterson actor (Doctor Who Big Finish, Star Trek)

Clare Kramer actress (Big Ass Spider, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

David Winning director (Lost Girl, Stargate: Atlantis, XIII)

Eric Hennig actor (The Hunger Games, Dragworms)

Rebecca Staab actor (The Fantastic Four, Dark Shadows)

Richard Anderson actor (The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman)

The Last Dragon Taimak, actor (The Last Dragon)

Virgil WWE (Saturday Night Main Event, The Story Of Wrestlmania)

Sails Pavilion – Portfolio Review: Thursday July 18, 2013 10:00am – 2:30pm

Arch Enemy Entertainment

Arch Enemy Entertainment is looking for sequential artists, cover artists, conceptual artist, colorists, and letterers.  We are looking for motivated individuals who want to be at the top of their field to join us atUSA Today to deliver premium digital content.  We are open to all styles of art.  Our primary goal is to find driven, skilled artists.  At this time we are not looking for inkers, or story submissions.


Walt Disney Animation Studios

Walt Disney Animation Studios brings imagination to life. Our crew is filled with diverse talent from 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 Story Artists Leo Matsuda, Raymond Persi and Jeremy Spears; Dawn Rivera-Ernster, Director of Talent Development & Recruitment and Kelsi Taglang, Talent Development Representative. For more information about our open positions, please visit our website:www.disneyanimation.com>www.disneyanimation.com

Whatnot?! Entertainment, Inc.

Whatnot?! Entertainment, Inc.  For our animation division we are actively looking for storyboard artists, background designers, traditional animators, compositors confident in after effects, in-betweeners and colorists.  We are launching a comics division later this year and are interested in writers, pencilers, inkers, colorists and letterers. You will have to sign a disclaimer if you are looking to pitch us any original content.

Wizards of the CoastSummit


Wizards of the Coast.  We create great branded play experiences at Wizards, everything starts with great stories, great art and innovative game play. Our brands offer the lifestyle gamer with compelling play experiences across multiple media, platforms and expressions. From Magic the Gathering, the first and most widely played Trading Card Game (TCG), to Dungeons & Dragons, the roleplaying game that started an entire new category and culture, each of our brands delivers a unique entertainment value to our fan communities including books, novels, animated TV series, movies, video games, board games, apparel and much more. We are primarily looking for illustrators and concept designers that understand our IP’s.

Custom T-shirt Bar Lineup

Summit Custom T-shirt Bar Lineup


MAD Screening and Q&A Room 6DE

The MADness continues in San Diego as MAD once again descends on Comic-Con with their usual-but mostly unusual-brand of hijinks and hilarity. Producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marekand other hilarious minds from the show promise a wisecracking discussion about the series inspired by the beloved and bestselling humor magazine. Producers will also share new footage featuring all the fan-favorite elements of the show, from animated parodies and crazy commercials to pretend promos and classic gags. This panel is sure to leave everyone feeling MAD. From Warner Bros. Animation, MAD airs Mondays at 8:30/7:30c on Cartoon Network.


Comic-Con International Meets Cartoon Club Italy: Fans Meet Fans Room 28DE

For the first time in history two major international conventions meet live online, giving birth to a never-before-attempted event. Two stages, two audiences, two countries, one passion. If you miss it, you won’t be able to say, “I was there.”

35th Battlestar Galactica Celebration Room 6BCF

Host Richard Hatch (Capt. Apollo, Tom Zarek), director Michael Nankin (BG, Defiance, Blood and Chrome), Dr. Kevin Grazier(consultant, Defiance, BG, Falling Skies, Caprica), producer/writerMichael Angeli (Battlestar Galactica), write/producer Kevin Murphy(Defiance, Battlestar), Michael Taylor (Battlestar, Caprica, Defiance), producer Paul Leonard (Battlestar, Caprica, Defiance), and surprise BG guests discuss and celebrate the 35-year history and future of the three Battlestar Glactica series and franchise. Includes Q&A, theatrical trailers and discussion.

Big Showmanship for Small Businesses Room 4

Artists and small business owners are not always assured financial success at conventions (there are good shows and bad shows), but they can assure their own marketing success through thoughtful planning and professional presentation. In today’s marketplace, image is everything, and there is no second chance for a first impression. Join ringleader Bob Self (Baby Tattoo Books, Baby Tattooville, Beyond Brookledge) along with a cast of creatively innovative business people for an unusually entertaining lesson in business as (un)usual.

How to Get News Coverage for Small Press Publishers Room 8

What makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, or interviews, and what doesn’t? Many publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it, and why they are being overlooked for coverage. Comic journalistRik 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 in your submission. Panelists include (in alphabetical order) Albert Ching(Newsarama), Glenn Hauman (Comic Mix), Holly Golightly(BroadSword Comics), Rich Johnston (Bleeding Cool), Alan Kistler(Comic Mix), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat), Chris Squires (Buckley Radio), Tanya Tate (First Comics News), Chris Thompson (First Comics News), J. C. Vaughn (The Scoop), Josh Waldrop (M1W Entertainment), and Bryan Young (Huffington Post, Big Shiny Robot). Find out what it takes to self-promote and make a significant impact on your ability to sell your comic.

Paranormal Passion Panel Room 24ABC

Authors discuss the inclusion of romantic elements in their action-packed novels. Protagonists must battle the forces of evil while trying to keep the world (and often their lovers) safe from destruction.Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy leads a discussion with Comic-Con special guest Christine Feehan (The Dark Series), Claudia Gray (Spellcaster), Aprilynne Pike (Earthbound), Lauren Kate (The Fallen Novels), Kendare Blake (Antigoddess), and Magnus Flyte (City of Dark Magic).

The Anatomy of Superhero Film Music: Bringing a Comic Book to Life Room 6A

Leading Hollywood film directors and composers including composer Marco Beltrami with director James Mangold (The Wolverine), composer Brian Tyler with director Shane Black (Iron Man 3), composer Matthew Margeson (X-Men: First Class, Kick Ass 2) with director Jeff Wadlow (Kick Ass 2), composer Christopher Lennertz (Marvel: Agent Carter), and music supervisor Dave Jordan (The Avengers) discuss the creation of the musical voice behind the hero. Following in tradition with a long-running

Comic Book Law School 101: I’m Going Bananas! Room 30CDE

Ideas, characters, plots, designs, stories, paintings, photos, titles, names, logos, brands-it’s enough to drive one crazy if you don’t know your copyright from your trademark from your trade secret. But never fear-help is only a 90-minute program away. Noted IP attorneyMichael Lovitz, author of The Trademark and Copyright Bookcomic book, is back for his 20th anniversary of enlightening creators at Comic-Con. His series of programs are designed to provide you with 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. This first installment focuses on the basics-that is, understanding your intellectual property rights and how to protect them, focusing on protection and ownership of ideas, inventions, works of authorship, characters, brands and names, from conception

Comics Arts Conference Session #1: Comics and the Violent Past Room 26AB

Ghenwa Hayek (Claremont McKenna College) examines how graphic fiction has flourished in Lebanon as a postwar generation copes with the burden of memories and a younger generation thirsts to know more.

Andrew J. Friedenthal (University of Texas at Austin) compares Justice Society of America comics in the Golden Age with the 1980s’ retconned account of their World War II adventures to show how escapist literature helps us deal with history as it happens and after.

Sam Cannon (University of Texas at Austin) investigates how Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá’s graphic novel Daytripper calls into question racial and national identities as well as the possibility of survival in contemporary Brazil


Bongo Comics Turns 20/United Plankton Swimtacular Room 9

Creative director Nathan Kane, managing editor Terry Delegeane, Bongo Digital Media director Bill Morrison, and Eisner Award-winning writer Ian Boothby give you the lowdown on Bongo Comics Group and 20 years of making the best humor comic books in the business. Find out what’s in store for the next twenty years and what’s in stores in the months to come! Also, Chris Duffy, managing editor of United Plankton Pictures, will serve up some mollusky morsels about the ongoing and seagoing adventures in SpongeBob Comics.

Comic-Con How-To: Point of View: What’s the Point? Room 2

With so many terms and styles, diving into the mechanics of the craft of writing can be scary. And point of view (POV) can be one of the toughest to tackle. Yet, if used correctly, POV is a wonderful and powerful tool that is the backbone of your story. Award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake helps break this piece of the writing puzzle down into something you can use to enhance your writing style.

Hasbro: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Room 25ABC

Members of the Hasbro and Hasbro Studios team as well as special guests give fans a peek behind the curtain of the popular animated series currently airing on the Hub TV Network. Attendees will learn details about the upcoming epic conclusion of the award-winning series, including the Predacons Rising DVD launching in October and a TV movie event airing on the Hub.

Illustration and Comic Art: History of Twin Mediums Room 28DE

Comic art, beginning in the early 20th century as comic strips before evolving into comic books, has always been a fount of incredible, and incredibly beautiful pure illustration. Comic book historian and member of The Society of Illustrators Arlen Schumer (author/designer of the award-winning coffee table book The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) presents a “VisuaLecture”-his super-graphic approach to staid art history presentations-that provides a historical overview of the twin mediums and how they’ve intersected.

Star-Crossed Ballroom 20

Stars Matt Lanter (90210, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights), and Grey Damon (Secret Circle, Nine Lives of Chloe King), along with executive producers Adele Lim (One Tree Hill), Meredith Averill (The Good Wife), Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (Mission Impossible, Alias), andScott Rosenberg (Gone In 60 Seconds, Con Air) invite you to get a first look at the futuristic epic romance tale, Star-Crossed. 

When an spacecraft crash-landed in Emery’s (Teegarden) small town when she was only 6, whether the aliens came in peace or with more sinister intentions didn’t matter: a fierce battle erupted as humans fought for control over their new rivals, an alien species called the Atrians.

In the midst of the conflict, Roman (Lanter), a 6-year-old Atrian boy, found his way to a shed behind Emery’s house, where she protected him from harm. In their brief time together, Emery and Roman forged a deep bond, but the authorities wasted no time tracking Roman down and capturing him. Emery has grown up believing that Roman was killed that day.

Ten years later, in 2024, the Atrians have been acclimated to life on Earth, but they are interred in a heavily guarded camp known as the Sector to keep them separate from humans. Now, for the first time, a group of Atrian teens will enroll in a suburban human high school, with the goal of testing the feasibility of human/alien integration. The eyes of the nation and the whole world are fixed on this historical social experiment, an endeavor fraught with suspicion and fear.

In the mayhem of the first day, Emery is amazed to learn that Roman was not killed by the authorities and is, in fact, one of the Atrian students. Their childhood bond is quickly rekindled. In a school and a society that distrusts everything about the Atrians, Emery and Roman have found each other again.

However, their relationship is threatened by the small-mindedness of their respective communities and the political agendas of people in power. While the world around them rages with anger and prejudice, their bond becomes increasingly strong and increasingly dangerous. As an epic Romeo and Juliet romance unfolds, a violent encounter between their two families could threaten their relationship. Can Roman and Emery’s love-and peace between the species-survive? The cast and producers offer an exclusive first look at the series, followed by a panel discussion.

The Secrets of Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy Room 32AB

Successful novelists, screenwriters, and actors each bring a different perspective to a discussion of how to write science fiction and fantasy. Raymond Feist (The Riftwar Saga, The Serpentwar Saga, Conclave of Shadows), David Gerrold (Star Trek, The War Against the Chtorr, Star Wolf), Marc Scott Zicree (Space Command, Babylon 5, Sliders, The Twilight Zone Companion),Trevor Crafts (Lantern City, Smokewood), Matthew James Daley(Lantern City, Lantern City: Rise), Jimmy Diggs (The Crypto-Historians, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager), Matt King (The World of Steam), and Bruce Boxleitner (TRON, Babylon 5, Lantern City). Moderated by Mark O’Bannon (The Dream Crystal,The Dark Mirrors of Heaven, Aia the Barbarian).

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards: Celebrating 25 Years

The comics industry’s “Oscars” turn 25 this year. What are some of the highlights of past Eisner ceremonies?

Who has received the most awards and the most nominations over the years?

How has the awards program evolved with changes in the comics industry?

What is the effect of having a nomination on a creator or a title?

Panelists will address these questions and many more. Featuring Jonathan Ross (British talk show host and Eisner Awards presenter), Bill Morrison (Simpsons cartoonist and past Eisner MC), Maggie Thompson (past CBG editor and awards presenter), past multiple award-winner Todd Klein (best letterer), and some surprises! Moderated by Eisner Awards Administrator Jackie Estrada.

The Witty Women of Steampunk Room 5AB

Corsets, werewolves, airships, robots, women in pants! Steampunk is all this and more.

While the Victorian era was marked by constraint, adding a sci-fi twist has allowed women creators to reimagine this world and loosen those cultural corset strings. They are exploring 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), Kaja Foglio (Girl Genius), Jaymee Goh (Silver Goggles),Claire Hummel (Bioshock: Infinite), and moderator Dina Kampmeyer (LadySteam) discuss literature, fashion, romance, adventure, multiculturalism, and more.

Video Games to Movies: Is the Golden Age Upon Us? Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Join some of the top industry professionals as they discuss the challenges, opportunities and the future of what many are calling the next dominant supplier of franchise films to the studios: Video Game-based movies! Are we in for the long anticipated “Golden Age” of videogame to movie adaptations?

Expect surprises and a glimpse into what is on the horizon for some of the biggest video game characters/franchises as they begin their journey towards the silver screen!

Panelists include Adrian Askarieh (Hitman, Agent 47), Tim Miller (Blur Studios, attached to direct Deadpool feature),Justin Marks (producer, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li),Patrick J O’Brien (VP of EA Entertainment, currently developing films based on Need for Speed, Dead Space, Mass Effect andDante’s Inferno), C. Robert Cargill (Sinister, Dreams and Shadows, Queen of Dark Things, Deus X), and moderator Ben Fritz of The Wall Street Journal.

TwoMorrows Turns20 Room 23ABC

Since 1994, TwoMorrows Publishing has been producing comics’ best and most insightful historical books and magazines. Publisher John Morrow (editor, the Jack Kirby Collector), Jon B. Cooke (editor, Comic Book Collector), Keith Dallas (editor, American Comic Book Chronicles), and P.C. Hamerlinck and Bill Schelly (historians and associate editors of Alter Ego) a revealing look at the ins and outs of their ongoing efforts to bring a new day to comics fan

Signings: Sails Pavilion Thursday July 18, 2013 11:00am – 12pm

Chuck Palahniuk author (Fight Club, Doomed)

Hatchet 3 / Holliston Adam Green (Hatchet 3, Frozen, Holliston), Laura Ortiz (The Hills Have Eyes, Holliston, Hatchet 2), Oderus Urungus (GWAR, Holliston), Sean Becker (Holliston, The Guild), Rileah Vanderbilt (Hatchet 3, Team Unicorn)

Sails Pavilion – Portfolio Review: Thursday July 18, 2013 11:00am – 2pm

Cartoon Network Studios

Cartoon Network Studios creates original animated content for Cartoon Network such as our hit shows Adventure Time, Regular Show and Ben 10 in addition to our up coming comedies, Uncle Grandpa, Steven Universe and Clarence. We look for dynamic drawing and storytelling skills to fill positions such as: Storyboard Artists, Character Designers, Background Designers, Color Stylists, etc. We are interested in 2D traditional skills and professional experience, we have no CG needs at this time.



Aurora-After his wife is kidnapped by a group of slave traders, Emerson Marks, captain of the airship Aurora, must decide what he is willing to sacrifice in order to bring her back. Participating filmmakers include Chris Kellett and Jeremy Kelly-Bakker (Australian co-creators).


Avatar Press: Vicious Comics and Wicked Creators Room 4

New York Times bestselling author Max Brooks joins Avatar publisher William Christensen to give the scoop on new projects and creators joining the industry’s most groundbreaking, risk-taking publisher!

Want insight into the hottest titles from such industry luminaries as Garth Ennis, Alan Moore, and Max Brooks?

Can’t get enough Crossed: Badlands, Uber, or Extinction Parade? Want to hear breaking news on upcoming projects?

Find out what new terrors and triumphs this rogue publisher will unleash in the months ahead, and get your questions answered by the publisher!

DC Entertainment: All Access Room 6DE

At DC Entertainment, there’s never been a better time to be a comics fan! Find out what DC’s top talent is has been up to! With Brain Buccellato (Flash), Mark Buckingham (Fables), Derek Fridolfs(Batman: Arkham Unhinged, Li’l Gotham), Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan), Geoff Johns (Aquaman, Justice League,Justice League of America), Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow, Justice League Dark), Gail Simone (Batgirl, The Movement), Tom Taylor (Injustice: Gods Among Us), and more!

Masters of the Web Room 24ABC

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 with a special focus on the world of horror this year.

Moderated by the director and writer of the upcoming Lionsgate film You’re Next, Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett.

Panelists includeRyan Turek (ShockTillYouDrop.com), Evan Dickson (Bloody-Disgusting.Com), Grae Drake (RottenTomatoes.Com), Heather Wixson (DreadCentral.Com), Lawrence Raffel (FearNet.com),James “Jimmy O” Oster (JoBlo.com), and hosted by John Campea (AMC Theatres).

AMC is generously providing free movies passes to all attendees of the panel this year!

Spotlight on Dan Parent Room 8

Join a discussion of Comic-Con special guest Dan Parent‘s 26-year career at Archie Comics.

Moderator Chris Thompson (Orbital Comics) and colleague Rik Offenberger (Archie Comics) will take part in a lively discussion concerning what it’s like writing and drawing America’s favorite teenage line of comics.

Topics will include developments Dan has spearheaded in moving Archie comics forward, such as redesigning and revamping Betty and Veronica, creating new and diverse storylines like “Archie Loves Valerie,” and the creation of Archie’s first gay character, Kevin Keller.

Sails Pavilion – Autographs

Mondo Signing

Herbert Jefferson, Jr. actor (Battlestar Galactica, Apollo 13)



Psych Sails Pavilion – Autographs

Dreamworks Animation Filmmaker Focus

Join chief creative officer Bill Damaschke and directors David Soren(Turbo), Rob Minkoff (Peabody & Sherman), and Dean DeBlois (How to Train Your Dragon 2) as they discuss putting a great story through the animation process and onto the screen. Moderated by Anthony Breznican (Entertainment Weekly).


Inside the Looking Glass: Building Halo Worlds and Wonders, Past, Present…and Future

Spartans Unite! Frank O’Connor (franchise development director),Dan Ayoub (executive producer), and other 343 Industries personnel celebrate and discuss the exciting

Panelists include Nick McWhorter (director of custom programs, Dark Horse Comics), Graeme Jennings (senior producer, 343 Industries), Martin de la Ronde (creative director, Vanguard), and Brian Reed (franchise writer, Halo). new addition to the Halo universe Halo: Spartan Assault, the new comic book series from Dark Horse Comics, Halo: Initiation, and with some “Mega” surprises.


The 14th Annual Animation Show of Shows

Ron Diamond (program curator, president of Acme Filmworks and AWN.com) presents the best and newest in international animation. Included is Disney’s Oscar winning Paperman along with 10 animated shorts culled from the most notable festivals from around the world. Shows annually at Pixar, Dreamworks, Disney, ILM, Blue Sky, Sony, EA, UCLA, SVA, USC, SCAD, NYU, RISD, Harvard and CalArts.


Dust of War

Dust of War-In a post-apocalyptic American Frontier, a soldier fends off a brutal warmonger to rescue a girl fated as the savior of humanity. It’s like Star Wars but on the prairie. Participating filmmakers include Doug Jones (Hellboy 1 & 2), Tony Todd (Candyman), Gary Graham(Star Trek Enterprise), and Andrew Kightlinger (writer/director).


Beauty And The Beast

Bill Plympton’s Cheatin’ and Kickstarter Funding for Animation

CBLDF: Banned Comics!Comedy Legends of TV Land

Comics Arts Conference Session #2: Geek Therapy: How Superheroes Empower All of Us

Editing Comics: The BOOM! Studios Way

Hasbro: Transformers 30th Anniversary

Rich Johnston’s Bleeding Cool Magazine Forum

Spotlight on Chris Samnee

Spotlight on Ruth Sanderson

The Pitching Hour


Douglas Neff, host From Fan to Creator: Goal-Setting for Creative Types and The Comic Creator Connection

Richard Hatch


Comic-Con How-To: Motion Books: Why They Are the Future


Bringing Digital Comics into Schools and LibrariesDave McKean: Blue TreeSpotlight on Gene Deitch


Hanna-BarberaCartoon Network: Annoying Orange


Batman: Arkham Origins

CBLDF’s Comics on Trial, Part 1-A National Disgrace: Moral Panic and the Birth of the Comics Code

Comics Arts Conference Session #3: Crossover Series: Comics to College Writing

Dark Horse: (Super)Powered by Creators

Digital Comics Beyond the U.S.

Ghost Ghirls: A Behind-the-Scenes Paranormal Experience with Jack Black

Insights for Independent Creators

Marvel: House of Ideas

Mattel and WWE: Bring on the Action!

Superman: The Julie Schwartz Era

USA Network’s Psych

Gender in Comic Books


Europa Report


Sequart: Advancing Comics as Art

Spotlight on Dean Mullaney

Digital Development and Marketing Your Comic, Web Series, App or Game: Kickstarter

Ruth Sanderson[adult swim] Robot Chicken

Comic-Con How-To: Advanced Digital Inking Techniques


Project Arbiter


Ode to Nerds


A Conversation with Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen

Cartoon Hangover: Bravest Warriors, Bee and Puppycat, and Friends

Comedy Central: Workaholics

Comic-Con’s Toucan Blog

Creative Techniques for Innovative Creature Design

DC Digital

Fred Perry Art Demo

Nick Re-Mix: It’s Time to Go Behind the Slime!Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Action Figure Showcase

The Writer’s Journey: Breaking into Hollywood and Comic Scriptwriting

Gene Deitch

Comics Arts Conference Session #4: Teaching Comics


The End of Dates

Blizzard Entertainment Licensed Product Showcase



Blind Luck

Captain Action: Where the Action Is

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