Comic-Con is going virtual this year, and though the 2020 installment of the annual event isn’t taking place in the usual San Diego Convention Center, the upcoming [email protected] festival will still feature plenty of panels and high-profile exhibitors.
Event organizers have begun to announce the schedule for the upcoming virtual event, which will be free and open to the public. Check below for the Comic-Con schedule (all times are Pacific Standard):
GeekED: Re-storied: Re-imagining creative privilege: A discussion about getting more diverse voices into entertainment and how the narrative landscape is evolving in schools, life performances, and digital experiences.
Teaching and Learning with Comics: Susan Kirtley (Portland State University), and Antero Garcia (Stanford University) will lead a panel on the practical activities and theory involved in teaching with comics.
The Power of Teamwork in Kids Comics: Gene Luen Yang (“Dragon Hoops”) is joined by Chad Sell (“Cardboard Kingdom”) and science comics team Jim Ottaviani & Maris Wicks (“Astronauts”) to talk about collaboration in children’s comics.
Comics as a Conduit: A panel that will highlight comic books that tackle real world issues, be it environmental activism, civic engagement, physical and mental health awareness, and other topics.
GeekEd: “Watchmen” and the Cruelty of Masks: HBO’s “Watchmen” put forth the idea that “masks make one cruel”. On college campuses, many people, both students and non-students have taken up virtual masks to make statements and take actions that would not be acceptable if done in public. Educators will share their thoughts about the power of masks and how “Watchmen” and other comics show people a path towards heroism or villainy.
GeekEd: College and the Nerd Mind: Educators and mental health experts will share how they have applied their passion for fandom and the lessons they’ve learned from superheroes to develop new practices to students.
Comics on Campus: Fandom at Academia: This panel provides an inside look at new courses by the professionals and academics who are bringing geek culture to campuses nationwide
Teaching Graphic Novels Online: A discussion on how graphic novels can inspire and enrich online classroom lessons for students grades 3 and up.
Art and the Holocaust: A sampling of artwork and propaganda done during World War II in the U.S. and Nazi Germany.
Causeplay – In Service to Others: How cosplayers and prop builders serve their communities through their love of pop-culture.
Crunchyroll Industry Panel: Previews of upcoming Crunchyroll content.
Graphix: Get Drawn In: Meet the authors of some of the hottest upcoming graphic novels for kids.
How to Get News Coverage: Comic journalists discuss what they look for in submissions.
P.S. NPC: Storytelling in Video Game: What’s writing for video games really like?
Star Trek Universe Virtual Panel: A panel featuring casts and producers from “Star Trek: Discovery,” new animated series “Star Trek: Lower Decks” and “Star Trek: Picard.”
Transforming Together Time: Family Gaming and the Future of Play: This panel will share real-world examples behind some of the most beloved family gaming experiences and latest announcements.
Virtual Fandom: Superhero Fandom Adapts to the Pandemic: Superhero artists and actors discuss adapting to the pandemic.
X-Men Fandom Surprise Party: Influencers, podcasters, and cosplayers experience the surprise of their lives with drop in visits by surprise celebrity guests from the “X-Men” universe.
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Alien Superstar with Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver: Hollywood legend Henry Winkler and children’s book veteran Lin Oliver discuss their New York Times bestselling book “Alien Superstar” and its forthcoming sequel, “Lights, Camera, Danger: Alien Superstar 2.”
Batgirls!: A discussion on the different versions of Batgirl.
Cartoon Network Studios: The Art of Storyboarding: Hear from artists behind some of Cartoon Network Studios’ hit series as they share their journeys, learnings and top tips for aspiring storyboard artists worldwide.
Hollyweird Science: Creativity, Correctness, and Collaboration: Panelists of scientists and Hollywood creatives explore the thought processes, motivations, and inspirations that drive their own careers.
James Bond – 007 in Comics!: A deep dive on Ian Fleming’s James Bond in comics past, present, and future.
Mega Construx Unveils New Halo Toy Line: MegaConstrux toy designer Mia Muscroft gives an inside look at the all-new line of Halo construction toys.
Shannon Messenger Keeper of The Lost Cities Spotlight Panel: Shannon Messenger will appear in conversation with J.C. Cervantes from their personal writing spaces to discuss this magical, blockbuster series that follows Sophie, a girl with incredible abilities.
Solar Opposites: A panel on the Hulu animated series.
The Art of Collaboration: Duos Behind Top TV Shows: Film, television, video game and esports experts talk about the process and importance of collaboration in popular projects.
Web Comics: Saving the Entertainment Industy, Four Panels at a Time: A discussion on the ongoing pandemic, Black Lives Matter, and how the rest of 2020 have affected professionals’ work.
75th Anniversary of Moomin appreciation: An appreciation of Tove Jansson’s work.
All the Starfleet Ladies: Then and Now: An examination of the ladies of “Star Trek” from its inception to the present.
Amazon Prime Video: Truth Seekers: Prime Video’s “Truth Seekers” panel will feature Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, James Serafinowicz, and Nat Saunders. The 8-episode series centers on a team of part-time paranormal investigators who team up to uncover and film ghost sightings across the United Kingdom.
Cartoon Network Studios First Look: Exclusive clips from upcoming Cartoon Network shows.
Comics During Clampdown: Creativity In The Time of COVID:
Duncanville: Executive producers Mike & Julie Scully, executive producer and star, Amy Poehler, along with stars Ty Burrell, Riki Lindhome, Joy Osmanski, Yassir Lester, Betsy Sodaro, and guest stars Rashida Jones and Wiz Khalifa discuss their favorite moments from the season.
From Script to Screen: Behind-The-Scenes of Your Favorite Film & TV Shows: Entertainment creatives discuss on how they bring your favorite film and television projects from script to screen.
Legion M: How We’re Opening the Gates to Hollywood: Learn more about Legion M’s upcoming films.
Mattel & WWE Elite Squad Fan Panel: The superstars of WWE and the Mattel action figure design team reveal the most exciting, authentic, upcoming WWE figure releases.
Oddball Comics Not-So-Live!: Scott Shaw will present his digital slideshow of “the craziest comic book covers ever published!”
Paperfilms’ Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner: A discussion on reinventing DC Comics’ Harley Quinn for a new generation of fans.
A Look Inside “Marvel’s 616” on Disney+: “Marvel’s 616” explores how Marvel’s rich legacy of stories, characters and creators exist within the “world outside your window.” Each documentary, helmed by a unique filmmaker, explores the intersections of storytelling, pop culture and fandom within the Marvel Universe.
Amazon Prime Video: Utopia: Prime Video’s “Utopia” panel will feature John Cusack, Gillian Flynn, Rainn Wilson, Sasha Lane, Ashleigh LaThrop, Dan Byrd, Desmin Borges, Javon Walton, and Jessica Rothe. The 8-episode thriller centers on a group of young comic fans who discover that a conspiracy in a graphic novel is real and team up to save the world.
Comics Satire and The New Political Cartoon: Cartoonists discuss their approaches to making relevant, critical comics in a time where there’s no shortage of political and social satires.
His Dark Materials Virtual Panel and Q&A Session: Talent from the HBO/BBC show discuss the hit drama series.
How Every Epic Fantasy Can Be . . . Epically Different: A discussion on literary fantasy, which provides a multiverse of fictional prisms, imagined against mythic elements, world folklore, and reimaginings of actual history.
Insider Art: A Compendium of Comics, Crafts & Cats for All Ages: A discussion on how to raise funds for female and non-binary comic book retailers who faced financial hardships under quarantine.
Legendary Comics 2.0: Sci-Fi, YA, Romance, and More!: The Legendary Comics team chat to find out who they are and what they publish.
So you want to make an Action Figure, a Conversation with today’s Indie Toy Makers: How crowdfunded toys are a possibility for indie creators.
Terry Moore Is Still Drawing Comics: Terry Moore discusses his work and what’s next, plus offers thoughtful answers to questions.
The Future of Entertainment: How emerging technologies will shape everything, from Hollywood to the educational experience.
The Women Behind Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet – Collaboration Across Gaming & Television to Create A Successful Crossover: A discussion featuring women who are leaders in their respective fields in historically male-dominated industries and their advice for the next generation.
This is Not the Apocalypse You’re Looking For: Real Life Disasters, Fictional Recovery: A discussion about how disaster events and emergency management are often handled in pop-fiction and in the real world.
Wonder Women: Superstars of Paranormal: The Women of Paranormal unite in this powerful panel, presented by Travel Channel.
Amazon Prime Video: Upload: Prime Video’s “Upload” panel will feature Greg Daniels, Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, Kevin Bigley, Allegra Edwards, and Zainab Johnson. The panelists will discuss what fans can expect in Season 2 of the comedy.
Artist Bootcamp by DeviantArt: DeviantArt artists discuss tips on improving one’s art.
Collider: Directors on Directing: A panel featuring Robert Rodriguez (“Alita: Battle Angel”), Colin Trevorrow (“Jurassic World: Dominion”), and Joseph Kosinski (“Top Gun: Maverick”).
Comic-Con Museum, It’s a Thing
Draw Along With Dark Horse: A panel featuring Gabriel Bá (“The Umbrella Academy”), Naomi Franquiz (“Tales From Harrow County: Death’s Choir”), Tyler Cook (“Colonel Weird: Cosmagog”), and Mike Deodato (“Berserker Unbound”).
Horizon Zero Dawn Comes To Comics: A discussion on the PlayStation 4 “Horizon Zero Dawn” game being adapted into a comic.
How to Build a Girl Squad: How to build a cast that featured more than just a token female character.
IDW: G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes with Rob Liefeld: A first look at Rob Liefeld’s take on G.I. Joe.
Music for Animation: Find out what it takes to create the sonic worlds of popular animated shows.
Shaenon Garrity in Conversation with Andrew Farago: A panel featuring Shaenon K. Garrity and Andrew Faraggo.
Shaman King: Then, Now & Tomorrow: Kodansha Comics experts Misaki Kido, Ben Applegate, and Ivan Salazar offer an in-depth look at Hiroyuki Takei’s supernatural battle manga masterpiece, past, present, and future
SYFY: The Roast of Todd McFarlane: Todd McFarlane is going to get roasted.
The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal Graphic Novel: Learn more about the graphic novel.
The Brave New World of TwoMorrows: How the pandemic is changing the way TwoMorrows Publishing produces its books and magazines, its current challenges, and updates on release schedules and new projects.
The Boys Season 2: Prime Video’s “The Boys” panel will feature Eric Kripke, Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, and Aya Cash. The superhero show is returning for a sophomore season later in the year.
Afro-Futurism and Black Religion: Connecting Imaginations: A conversation on the connections between Afrofuturism and Black Religion and the way in which comics, graphic novels, and animation are capturing the rich dynamic that spawns new ways in which popular culture is being impacted by these forces.
Artist as Brand, Rise of the Artist Entrepreneur: A panel discussion on art career sustainability.
Brandon Sanderson Spotlight: New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson returns with the newest book in his Stormlight Archive series, Rhythm of War, coming in November from Tor Book.
Dubbing American into Latin American – A Chat with Dub Actors: Meet some of Mexico’s biggest dubbing stars.
HBO Max and Cartoon Network Studios: Close Enough: JG Quintel, creator of the Emmy Award-winning “Regular Show” discusses his new show HBO Max series “Close Enough” with a panel and table read.
Humanoids Legacy: Famed creators Mark Waid, Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Russell, and Tula Lotay talk with Humanoids CEO Fabrice Giger about the influence “Humanoids” has had on the comic book and film world for the last four decades.
NBC’s Superstore: The cast and showrunners of “Superstore” come together for a fun-filled hour stocked with their favorite shared moments over the past five years.
Prototype and Game Pitches: Publishing Your Tabletop Game: Learn from tabletop game industry professionals as they share tips and experience on how to publish your tabletop game.
Soundtracks to Fandom: Z2 Comics and the Graphic Album: A panel featuring Dave Chisholm (“Chasin’ the Bird: Charlie Parker in Los Angeles”), Chris Miskiewicz and Noah Van Sciver (“Grateful Dead: Origins”), Leah Moore (“Morrison Hotel”), and musician Yungblud, rock legend Robby Krieger of The Doors, and Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux, with a special appearance by 2D of the Gorillaz.
The Science of Back to the Future: The creative team behind “Back to the Future,” “Transformers,” and the new crossover will share how they dream up their fantastic stories and discuss with local scientists if and how the science in their stories might work.
Action Figure Insider – 15 years of Talking About Toys: A panel featuring Randy Falk (VP & general manager of product development at NECA), Jim Fletcher (creative director at DC Direct, DC Entertainment), Brian Flynn (owner and principal of Super7), Jeremy Padawer (partner at Jazwares, LLC), and Andrew Perlmutter (president of Funko).
ASC: Sketch-to-Screen: VR/AR/Gaming & Beyond: Aaron Sims and his Aaron Sims Creative artist team reveal the secrets behind their character and world-building concept designs, previsualizations, and visual effects for some of the most iconic film and television franchises of our generation.
Bugs Bunny’s 80th Anniversary Extravaganza: Take a trip through eight decades of laughs and carrots when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents an all-encompassing look at one of the world’s most beloved and recognizable stars.
Graphic Novel or Illustrated Book: You Make the Call: A discussion on what constitutes a graphic novel.
Inside the Voice Actors Studio – Home Edition: Inside the Voice Actors Studio will give an inside look at what it really takes to become a voice actor in this day and age, with a focus on the new challenges facing the profession as a whole.
Manga Publishing Industry Roundtable: What are the factors contributing to manga’s resiliency, and what are its prospects for the future? Get a taste of what’s hot, what’s not, and what’s next from the perspective of top publishing pros.
MARVEL HQ: The destination for all young Marvel fans (and their families). Check out everything Marvel HQ has to offer about popular superheroes, with a comics read-along, an epic LEGO battle, and a behind-the-scenes look at the animated series, Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Maximum Venom.”
Teaching and Making Comics: A panel featuring Ebony Flowers (“Hot Comb”), Roman Muradov (“Vanishing Act”), Trina Robbins (“Flapper Girls”), Sophie Yanow (“The Contradictions”), and James Sturm (“Off Season”).
The Blacklist Draws on Animation to Complete Season 7 Amid Covid: NBC’s “The Blacklist” series creator/executive producer Jon Bokenkamp, executive producer John Eisendrath, series stars Diego Klattenhoff (Donald Ressler), and Harry Lennix (Harold Cooper), will be joined by Proof, Inc’s visualization supervisors Adam Coglan and Matt Perrin to discuss how they stepped up to the challenge of completing the season with partial animation after production was shut down due to the pandemic.
The Rise and Rise of the Australian Comic and Toy Collectibles Market: Neville Howard (comics and reprints), Ben Gee (toys and collectibles), and Mike Speakman (retro games and indie comics) explore the world of Australian collecting trends, whether it’s Australian price variants, reprints, or print errors of sourcing those pesky grails from the United States.
Twenty Years of Harry Dresden: Celebrate 20 years of “The Dresden Files” with Jim Butcher.
Breaking Into Comics and Staying In!: Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt (Marvel, IDW), Comics Experience creators workshop director Bon Alimagno (Marvel), and artist Sanford Greene (“Bitter Root”) present an invaluable guide to breaking into the industry.
Go Fish!, Ultraduck and Miskatonic: Arcanamation Nation: A panel featuring previews of “Go Fish!” and “Miskatonic.”
LGBTQ Characters on Television – What’s Next?: A panel featuring Jamie Chung, Jamie Clayton, Wilson Cruz, Tatiana Maslany, Anthoyn Rapp, J. August Richards, Harry Shum, Jr., and Brian Michael Smith.
Nerd Up or Shut Up Live: A live show of Nerd Up or Shut Up, the podcast where the only wrong opinion is yours.
Orbit’s New Voices in SF&F: Get to know seven exciting new voices in science fiction and fantasy, whose debut novels are being published by Orbit in 2020 and early 2021: K.S. Villoso, Luke Arnold, Constance Sayers, Devin Madson, Andrea Stewart, Essa Hansen, and M.A. Carrick.
The Science of Star Trek: Three Generations of Advice: A panel featuring Larry Nemecek, Naren Shankar, , André Bormanis, and Erin Macdonald.
The State of the Industry: Animation Superstars: ASIFA-Hollywood and some of the brightest talents in animation will assemble for a lively discussion about the inner workings of the animation biz
The Three Act Story Arc – Writing the Perfect Story
Van Helsing Season 4 – Comi[email protected] Panel Discussion: A panel featuring the cast of “Van Helsing.”
Image Comics Spotlight: Get the exclusive scoop on an exciting new project by a best-selling powerhouse creative team returning to Image for an all-new series.
23rd Annual San Diego Comic Con Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza: A panel featuring Ric Meyers, Frank Djeng, Eric Jacobus, Chris Mancini, Jan Lucanus, Peter Pham, and Scott Adkins.
Dispatches from Middle-earth: What’s new for Tolkien fans: TheOneRing.net (TORn) staffers Clifford Broadway (host of TORn Tuesday), Nicole Roberts (TORn outreach coordinator), Abie Ekenezar (filmmaker), and special guest John Garth (Tolkien biographer) talk about the new book from Garth referencing real world places that inspired Tolkien’s Middle-earth.
Heavy Metal: Forging The Future of Genre: Heavy Metal CEO Matthew Medney is joined by partner, publisher, and chief creative overlord David Erwin the future of storytelling that no else dares to publish.
How To Thrive as an Indy Comics Creator Now!: Brian Pulido details his eight rules on how to thrive in the ever-changing landscape of indie comics.
How To Write And Create Manga: A panel featuring Barbra Dillon, Frederick Luis Aldama, Theresa Rojas, Peter Murrieta, and Sebastian Kadlecik.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: A Panel Panorama: A Q&A with Joel Hodgson, Bill Corbett, and J. Elvis Weinstein.
Shudder: ‘Horror is Queer’: A panel on how horror cinema is queer cinema, featuring Same Wineman, Nay Bever, Bryan Fuller, Don Mancini, and Lachlan Watson.
The League of Extraordinary Scientists and Engineers: More Science in Your Fiction: A discussion on how comics and science fiction push scientists and engineers to rocket past what we know is possible at any given moment and into an otherwise unimaginable future
The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con: Building a Better Heroine: A discussion on everyone’s favorite female/nonbinary characters of the past decade, and what people can learn from them.
Friday, July 24:
“Crazy” Talk: Mental Health, Pop Culture, and the Pandemic: A discussion on how pop culture fandom communities can help stave off social isolation and despair during the ongoing pandemic.
Charlize Theron: Evolution of a Badass – An Action Hero Career Retrospective: Actress and producer Charlize Theron reflects on portraying over two decades of action heroes.
Cosplay – the Spice of Life!!!: Catherine M. Fisher, Bob Mogg, Loki Sanlok, and Dan Moyer discuss getting started in the world of cosplaying.
HBO Max: The Cartoon Network Studios Collection: A panel featuring talents from “Tig n’ Seek,” “The Fungies,” and “Summer Camp Island.”
Howard Cruse: The Godfather of Queer Comics: A panel discussing the life and work of Howard Cruse.
Last Gasp: 50 Years of Publishing the Underground Part I The comics, moderated by Jon Cooke and mainly focused on the period 1970-1995: A discussion on the early history of publisher Last Gasp, from its founding in 1970 and through the rise of the underground comix movement.
Lights, Camera, LGBTQI-dentity! Never Alone: If you’re isolated and away from your usual support systems, connect with “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” contestants Pandora Boxx, Jackie Cox, and Silky Nutmeg Ganache, who will bolster your identity with their hard-won stories of resilience.
Pixel Stories – Reimagining Video Game Narrative: Meet the industry’s most innovative writers working on today’s fan-favorite video games. Panelists will include Aaron Contreras, Clay Murphy, Amelia Gray, Jennie Kong, and moderator John Wie.
Reclaiming Indigenous History and Culture Through Comics: Johnny Bear Conteras, Kilma Lattin, and Chag Lowry discuss their projects to reclaim indigenous history and culture.
The 2020 Black Panel
The Mandalorian and His Many Gadgets: A discussion on the science behind the various tools Mando uses to secure his bounties in the popular Disney+ show.
[email protected] Day One: An inside scoop on what’s in store for Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and other DC heroes and villains
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Blade Runner Comic Panel: Mike Johnson, Jeff Connor, and David Leach discuss adapting the world of “Blade Runner 2019” into a comic.
Decoding the Kirby/Lee Dynamic: Biographers Danny Fingeroth and Abraham Riesman join historians Fred Van Lente and Crystal Skillman to discuss the contentious relationship between Jack Kirby and Stan Lee.
Entertainment is Female: a Conversation with Hollywood Executives: Jeannette Francis, Mette Norkjaer, Grey Cusack, Aubrey Lee, Nikki Baida, and Sam Crawley discuss their pushes for female representation in Hollywood.
HBO Max and Cartoon Network Studios: Adventure Time: Distant Lands: Adam Muto, Glory Curda, Olivia Olson, and Niki Yang discuss the new “Adventure Time” specials.
Hot Wheels: Designing Fans’ Exclusives: A behind-the-scenes look at the 2020 Mattel Creations Hot Wheels.
Make Your Own Felted Friends!: Families can learn how to make their own “felted friends” (puppets) with crafts already around the house.
Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing: Marvel editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski breaks down all the latest and greatest coming from the House of Ideas with some of Marvel’s most epic creators.
Raina and Robin in Conversation: Raina Telgemeier and Robin Ha discuss the art of creating graphic novel memoir, draw on camera, and take questions from their fans.
Star Wars Audiobooks: Doctor Aphra: Get the inside scoop on the newest Star Wars Audiobook Original, “Doctor Aphra,” from inception to the finished product performed by a full cast.
Think Big!: Harley Salbacka, rep at Humanoids, discusses the role young-reader graphic novels play in education and libraries along with graphic novel librarian Tina Lorena.
TragiComics: A discussion on using humor to process and respond to the difficulties and oddities of life.
Vikings: Celebrating 6 Seasons of The Series: Michael Hirst, Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Alex Ludwig, Clive Standen, and Jordan Patrick Smith will discuss their favorite moments from the past six and a half seasons, favorite fan interactions, and what makes “Vikings” so extraordinary.
AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead: “Fear the Walking Dead” will present a panel for the series’ upcoming sixth season, premiering later this year.
Collider: Quibi’s Don’t Look Deeper Panel: Don Cheadle, Emily Mortimer, Helena Howard, director Catherine Hardwicke, and co-creator Jeffrey Lieber discuss bringing the sci-fi thriller “Don’t Look Deeper” to life for Quibi.
Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes with Undiscovered Country: Scott Snyder, Charles Soule, and Giuseppe Camuncoli reveal the secrets behind the Eisner Award-nominated, chart-topping series out from Image Comics, “Undiscovered Country.”
HBO Max and Cartoon Network Studios: Infinity Train: The mysterious and compelling fan-favorite series from Cartoon Network Studios and HBO MAX pulls in for a triumphant return to Comic-Con this year.
History Goes Graphic: Authors behind graphic adaptations of cultural pasttimes, historical figures, social justice movements, and autobiographies discuss their process.
Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories From a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Some of the biggest and best Star Wars authors talk about some of their exciting new projects set in a galaxy far, far away.
The Undiscovered Art of Jack Kirby: Architect: Barry Ira Geller, Mike Royer, Tom Kraft, and Wally Anne Marie Wharton will discuss the discovery of the secret visual language inherent within all the “Lord of Light” architectural work created by Jack Kirby.
TOKYOPOP: Manga for Everyone: A discussion on TOKYOPOP’s latest manga lineup with titles for kids, teens, adults and ongoing initiatives to highlight LGBTQ+ stories and titles by women and people of color.
Zombies and Coronavirus: Planning for the Next Big Outbreak: A discussion on what we’ve learned from our recent pandemic challenges and how we could deak with the next unknown (such as a zombie apocalypse).
Thought Bubble & [email protected]: Tula Lotay in Conversation: Laura Jones will interview Lisa Wood on how the latter got started in the industry.
Spotlight on Darcie Little Badger
AMC’s The Walking Dead: “The Walking Dead” will make its 11th San Diego Comic-Con appearance with a panel spotlighting “A Certain Doom, ” which will air as a standalone episode later this year.
From Idea to Hired: Books, TV, Film, and Comics: Agents, managers, and book editors come together to answer questions about how to take your writing career from the blank page to sold.
Harryhausen100: Into the Ray Harryhausen Archive: 2020 marks what would have been legendary animator Ray Harryhausen’s 100th birthday. To mark this occasion, the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation present an exclusive look into the incredible collection which was gathered over a lifetime of creativity.
IDW: Draw a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle!: Franchise co-creator Kevin Eastman, writer and artist Sophie Cambell, and Chad Thomas will discuss how to draw the titular protagonists.
LMGI – Hollywood Location Scouts: A panel featuring Jen Farris, Jeff Hunter, James Lin, Emma Pill, and Asha Sharma.
Make Mine Marvel: Bringing Back Marvel Classics for Today’s Readers: A panel on the legacy of classic Marvel Comics, and how new books for readers of all ages are bringing classic comic art, characters, and storylines to a new generation.
Mattel Creations: Designing Pop Culture: Mattel president Richard Dickson and chief design officer Chris Down discuss the process for desining toys for pop culture fans.
Water, Earth, Fire, Air: Continuing the Avatar Legacy: A discussion on the future of Nickolodeon’s beloved series.
[adult swim] YOLO: Crystal Fantasy: Travel to Wollongong, Australia with the cast and crew of Adult Swim’s newest animated comedy “YOLO: Crystal Fantasy.”
AMC’s The Walking Dead: World Beyond: “The Walking Dead: World Beyond” makes its Comic-Con International debut as the third series in The Walking Dead Universe.
Entertainment Weekly: Brave Warriors: A conversation with Joseph Morgan, Aasif Mandvi, Jocko Sims, Henry Ian Cusick, and Michael Mando on the thrill of playing iconic characters.
GirlsDrawinGirls: Industry Professional Women Artists in Quarantine: Balancing work, art, homeschooling, and life: GirlsDrawinGirls founder Melody Severns, “The Simpsons” director Debbie Bruce Mahan, Disney Television Animation artist Sherry DeLorme, and other industry professional women artists address working from home during a pandemic.
I Am Not Okay with This – From the Page to the Screen!: A discussion on the evolution of Netflix’s “I Am Not Okay With This.”
Real Weird Science Alive and At Home!: Dissect the real science in famous Weird “Science” comics from the 50’s and learn about the gruesome real life habits of bugs featured in the comics.
The Psychology of Star Trek vs. Star Wars: Back by popular demand, the Trek vs Wars discussion returns to Comic-Con in Episode VI, with examinations of Discovery, Picard, and, of course, Rise of Skywalker.
UnMasked: Rhapsody PR’s Behind-the-Music panel: Sean Callery, Jeff Russo, Maggie Phillips, Torin Borrowdale, Amanda Jones, and Nathaniel Blume reveal the secrets behind creating music for TV’s most groundbreaking and thrilling programs.
Your Secret Weapon: How Friendship Saves the Day: Our favorite heroes and heroines can always count on their best friends. No matter how powerful their foes might be, friendship always saves the day. Join this panel of talented authors as they discuss the importance of crafting these invincible relationship and the challenges that test them.
[adult swim] 12oz Mouse: It’s cast & crew of lo-fi favorite Adult Swim show “12oz Mouse.”
First Look at Hulu’s Helstrom: “Helstrom” showrunner Paul Zbyszewski and stars Tom Austen, Sydney Lemmon, Elizabeth Marvel, Robert Wisdom, Ariana Guerra, June Carryl, and Alain Uy discuss the upcoming series.
Galaxy Grrls, or the Female and Non-Binary Authors who Bridge the new Frontier of Space Fiction: This panel is focused on the legacy of female and non-binary writers who came before, and the trailblazing of modern authors who are redefining sex, gender, and society against the tapestry of the stars.
Get It On the Table: Designing Your Tabletop Game: Come hear advice from veterans in the tabletop industry on how to design games, game design theory, where game design is headed, and what kinds of games people are making.
HBO MAX: Adult Animation Panel: Show creators of “Robot Chicken,” “Samurai Jack,” “Primal,” “Black Dynamite,” “Lazor Wulf,” and “Final Space” share their favorite San Diego Comic-Con memories.
Hermes Press and Gothic Comics in America: A panel on upcoming comics from Kaz Windness, Bill Holbrook, H.H. Glynn, and Molly Mercier.
Latin American Horror Cinema 2: Sometimes They Come Back: Latin America’s hottest horror directors to discuss how they can bring a new brand of fear to the USA screens.
Observational Drawing by Controlling Angles: Wei Xu will discuss how to construct shapes by controlling angles instead of distances. This observational drawing process takes advantage of geometry principles and computer graphics techniques to dramatically reduce drawing complexity.
Peacock Original Series: The Capture: With the emergence of video surveillance and facial recognition, “The Capture” unveils a troubling world of fake news and the extraordinary power of intelligence services. To celebrate the premiere, the cast and creators will come together to discuss what could happen when seeing is deceiving and technological capabilities are abused.
Reimagining Mandrake The Magician with Erica Schultz: Erica Schultz and Tea Fougner offer a sneek peek at “Legacy of Mandrake the Magician.”
The Annual Jack Kirby Tribute Panel: Every year, former Kirby assistant Mark Evanier hosts a gathering of fans of the man some call “The King of the Comics” and his vast, persistent impact on not only comic books but related fields, as well.
The Vortex opens AGAIN- Vortex 2.0 launches Storm King Comics: Storm King Comics’ “John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Vortex 2:0” is the sequel to the original storyline and this panel lets you hear in-depth from the entire creative team as to the process of launching this new series.
Zoom into Xadia: The Dragon Prince: The creators and voice actors of “The Dragon Prince” celebrate the saga so far, perform some behind-the-scenes skits, give a sneak peek of upcoming books, and answer fans’ burning questions submitted via social media.
Bob’s Burgers: The Emmy Award-winning animated FOX series “Bob’s Burgers” invites fans into their homes for a virtual panel with all of the laughs and surprises they generally bring to the Indigo Ballroom.
Comic-Con: Robert Kirkman at Home: Robert Kirkman shares his latest projects and answers questions.
Crossing Swords: From the producers of “Robot Chicken,” “Crossing Swords” centers on good-hearted hero wannabe Patrick who lands his dream job as a squire, only to learn the royal castle is a corrupt hornet’s nest of horny monarchs, crooks and charlatans.
Fantasy & Sci-Fi Authors: Peter Clines, Fonda Lee, and Kiersten White will answer questions about writing fantasy and science fiction novels.
How to Make a Comic From Start to Finish: Brian Haberlin will take you through the process using his Image Comics creations as examples and will touch on the whole process from soup to nuts.
Legendary Spawn Creator Todd McFarlane Talks Toys, Comics, and More!: Jim Viscardi and Todd McFarlane talk about geekdom topics and give a sneak peek at future products.
Remote Real-Time: The Age of Virtual Production: Meet the pioneering team from Halon Entertainment as their executive and creatives discuss virtual production, the impact of COVID-19, and the challenges of transitioning to a completely remote workforce, as well as how Hollywood can proceed with production during the pandemic utilizing real-time workflows.
Sinless, Fearless, Ruthless – A look at science and social science in a YA sci-fi book: Imagine a world where your looks depend on “being good” and adhering to social norms and morality. That is the premise of Sarah Tarkoff’s new young adult book series “Eye of the Beholder.” The book’s young heroine is part of a future where all countries in the world are governed by a new religion. A future where not following the doctrine and the morality of the religion has physical implications.
The Nacelle Company: Pop-Culture Under Quarantine: Brian Volk-Weiss, Richard Mayerik, Victoria Bennett, David Vonner, and Robin Henry discuss creating new content during the pandemic.
Vampirella 50th Anniversary Finale: Dynamite joins current “Vampirella” writers and artists Christopher Priest, Tom Sniegoski, Lucio Parrillo, Meghan Hetrick, and editor Matt Idelson to discuss the appeal of the character, current storylines, and tease the future.
VIZ: A Haunting Conversation with Junji Ito: A discussion with horror manga veteran Juni Ito.
A Zoom with Joss Whedon
Archer @Home: “Archer,” FXX’s award-winning animated comedy, returns for its 11th season later this year and follows Sterling Archer and his return to the spy world after a three-year coma.
Deep Blue Sea 3: The Panel!: A panel on the upcoming feature film.
IDW: The Mueller Report in 10-minutes: Cartoonist Shannon Wheeler and journalist Steve Duin take you through the ins and outs of “The Mueller Report.”
No Strange Bedfellows: The Relationship Between Pro Wrestling and Comics: From the heroics of Hulk Hogan to the anti-heroics of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and the villainy of Ric Flair, this panel explores the parallels in character development and storyline advancement between these outrageous forms.
Read Manga and Learn Classics Literature!: Want to get kids reading classic literature while they are not in the mood for books with thousands of words? Manga can help you. Join Manga Classics co-founder Erik Ko and English literature teacher Mike Barltrop to learn how to use Manga in learning.
The Living Dead: Celebrating the Legacy of George Romero: George A. Romero invented the modern zombie with “Night of the Living Dead,” creating a monster that has become a key part of pop culture.
Unboxing Pandora: Season Two On The CW This Fall: The cast and crew of The CW’s hit sci-fi series previews the show’s exciting second season debuting this fall.
Building Your Own Themyscira: Connecting With Other Geeky Bosses: A round table discussion about best practices for networking and the importance of finding your community.
Hip-Hop And Comics: Cultures Combining: A discussion on the cross-generational impacts of these cultural crossovers.
Klingon Lifestyles the Home Alone Year
SYFY: TZGZ’s Adult Animated Originals: Prepare to depart on a journey of animated bliss and get the first look at four new originals coming to TZGZ, SYFY’s late-night adult animation block.
The Famous Monsters Podcast: Famous Monsters podcast crew, Jorge “The-Jack-Of-All-Trades” Marrero and Jason “The Falcon” Ioannou, are joined by fellow podcasters Matt Corrigan and Aaron McLane of The Launchpad podcast to play a game called “Body Count.” The game pits iconic monsters like the Wolf Man, Pennywise, and Pumpkinhead against each other to see who can collect the most victims.
The Wonderful, Horrible World of E.C. Comics: A look at E.C.’s lasting impact.
Travel Through Time with Comics: Have you ever wished you could turn back time? Ponjea and Leo Huang will show you the experience of time travelling through the fantasy comic “Chronos Ruler,” including the showcase of the anime PV and comic drawings by Ponjea
TV Guide Magazine Fan Favorites: A panel with Hale Appleman, Lindsey Morgan, Richard Harmon, Robbie Amell, Kennedy McMaan, Alex Newell, Jeri Ryan, Harvey Guillen, Chris Chalk, and Ashleigh Murray.
32nd Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards: The “Oscars” of the comics industry honors comics creators and their works in 32 categories.
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