Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Every day this week there's a Cartoon Network marathon of Teen Titans Go! in the afternoon, all leading up to Friday's 100th episode! by dccomics


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Warner Bros. Television, TV Guide Announce SDCC 2015 Special Edition Issue


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WARNER BROS. TELEVISION AND TV GUIDE MAGAZINE JOIN FORCES TO SHOWCASE THE STUDIO’S COMIC-CON® PROGRAMMING WITH A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE MAGAZINE FOR A SIXTH YEAR IN A ROW!

The 2015 Edition Features Four Collectible Covers from WBTV/DC Entertainment Series: Arrow’s Stephen Amell; The Flash’s Grant Gustin; Gotham’s Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue; and Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist

Available at the Warner Bros. Comic-Con Booth, or on

Newsstands and Digital Platforms Beginning July 7

Twitter Pitch: Super covers 4 your collection: @warnerbrostv & @TVGuideMagazine join forces for @Comic_Con ’15 special issuehttp://bit.ly/1FLuSFx #WBSDCC

BURBANK, Calif. (June 30, 2015) — The Super Hero partnership continues as Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) and TV Guide Magazine join forces for the sixth year in a row, teaming up on a special Warner Bros.–themed Comic-Con special edition of the magazine. The four collectible covers feature WBTV/DC Entertainment series: Arrow star Stephen Amell; The Flash star Grant Gustin; Gotham stars Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue; and Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist.

• Get the issues at the Warner Bros. booth at Comic-Con: Warner Bros. will distribute the TV Guide Magazine special issue to fans for free at the Warner Bros. booth — #4545 on the convention floor — throughout Comic-Con, beginning on Preview Night, Wednesday, July 8, and continuing through Sunday, July 12.

• Newsstand and Digital Platforms: For those unable to attend Comic-Con in person, all four collectible covers will be on sale from July 7 at retailers nationwide, as well as online at http://ift.tt/1Jpsidt beginning July 6. The special issue will also be available for exclusive digital download on Nook by Barnes and Noble tablets.

Fans combing through the 88-page special issue will find features and photos dedicated to the following programs:

• Returning Comic-Con favorites The 100, Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, The Flash, Childrens Hospital, Gotham, iZOMBIE, Mike Tyson Mysteries, The Originals, Person of Interest, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries

• Previews of WBTV’s highly anticipated new series Blindspot, Containment, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl

• An “a-maze-ing” look at Warner Bros. Animation’s hit series The Tom and Jerry Show, Teen Titans Go! and Mike Tyson Mysteries, as well as a sneak peek at the Mystery Inc. gang’s new look in the upcoming series Be Cool Scooby-Doo! and Bugs Bunny’s squirrelly new BFF inWabbit – A Looney Tunes Production

And that’s not all that’s up, Doc. There’s more, including:

• An exclusive DC Entertainment Supergirl comic, “Sister Act,” written by Supergirl executive producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Ali Adler

• A sneak peek inside the upcoming DC Universe Original Animated Movie Justice League: Gods and Monsters from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment

• A look at the DC All Access web series, in addition to a DC Comics preview of Victor Stone’s (aka Cyborg) high-tech upgrade

• Behind-the-scenes photos from the TV Guide Magazine yacht and photo booth at Comic-Con 2014

• All the scoop on the stories behind Bruce Wayne’s underground discovery and a super villain lineup on Gotham; a two-on-two interview with The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting; set deconstructions on The Flash’s S.T.A.R. Labs and The Originals’ New Orleans vampire-hood; and more

• Burning questions answered about fans’ favorite shows, including The 100, Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, iZOMBIE, The Originals, Person of Interest, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries

• And so much more…!

For additional information about Warner Bros. Television’s activities at Comic-Con, please follow @warnerbrostv on Twitter and join in the conversation by using hashtag #WBSDCC, or visit http://ift.tt/MQq62L. Follow TV Guide Magazine on Facebook http://ift.tt/1BUVjOb and on Twitter at @TVGuideMagazine, hashtag #TVGMYacht.



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SDCC 15: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice LEGO set will be on display at Comic-Con, but it will not go on sale until January 1st, 2016. Includes 306 pieces, two 'stud shooters' and opening doors, a new Batman outfit deco, two additional unnamed characters and an additional vehicle. #DCcomics #Batman #BatmanVSuperman #DawnOfJustice #BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice #LEGObatman by dcentertainment


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SDCC 15: 4 collectible covers for this year's TV Guide Magazine Comic-Con Special, The issue goes on sale nationwide on Tuesday, July 7 and will be available for free at the Warner Bros. booth (4545) at Comic-Con International in San Diego (July 8-12). #SDCC #SDCC15 #TVGuideMagazine #ComicCon #ComicCon2015 #TheFlash #Gotham #Supergirl #Arrow #DCTV #DCComics by dcentertainment


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Bat-Mite is ready to attack Tuesday. How about you? From BAT-MITE #2. by dccomics


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Last Week's Comics Reviewed: "Justice League 3001," "SHIELD" & More


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The Flash #41

"The Flash" #41 gives Van Jensen, Robert Venditti, Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund the chance to let Professor Zoom burst into Flash's life once more, even as Henry Allen makes his own big move.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Van Jensen, Robert Venditti
Artists:
Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton

Monday, June 29, 2015

SDCC 2015 Bags, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Comic-Con have teamed up to produce and distribute the official bag of Comic-Con, which will be distributed to fans when checking in at the show. The highly coveted bag can also be worn conveniently as a backpack, and even made into a dress! #DCcomics #SDCC15 by dcentertainment


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Guillermo del Toro Reportedly No Longer On Board "Justice League Dark"


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Director Guillermo del Toro has been attached to a "Justice League Dark" film since 2012, but a new report says he's left the project. In The Hollywood Reporter's article on Vertigo-based films including "Sandman" moving from Warner Bros. to New Line Cinema, the industry outlet also disclosed that del Toro is "no longer attached" to "Justice League Dark."

Word first surfaced in November 2012 of a possible del Toro-directed "Justice League Dark" film, based on the comic book series of the time starring John Constantine, Zatanna, Deadman and more. Updates came periodically from del Toro at various events -- including a working title of "Dark Universe" -- though based on reports, the film never seemed to move past preliminary stages. Notably, though THR says del Toro is no longer attached to the movie, it doesn't rule out another direct taking on the project.

The "Justice League Dark" DC Comics series ended earlier this year, and a "Dark Universe" title is expected to debut later this year. del Toro has a full slate even without "Dark Universe," with his film "Crimson Peak" scheduled for release on Oct. 16, and a "Pacific Rim" sequel in the works.

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SDCC Exclusive Funko, Batman V Superman : Dawn Of Justice. #SDCC15 #DCcomics #BatmanVSuperman #DawnOfJustice #BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice #Superman #Batman by dcentertainment


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Oliver is out for justice in GREEN ARROW #42. Pick it up Wednesday. by dccomics


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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Is 2015 the Greatest Year to be a Geek? Sunday's SDCC Panel Highlights


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It's officially two weeks until the end of Comic-Con International in San Diego. The last day is a precious one, where you get one more chance to check out those booths you've been meaning to get to or hear from that panelist just one more time. To help prepare for that latter goal, Comic-Con has just released the programming schedule for Sunday, July 12th.

Want to catch up on those other DC Comics titles? Check out the Co-Publishers panel with heads of DC You, Vertigo, and MAD. Marvel more your thing? Check out the Women of Marvel panel or get the lowdown on all things Spider-Man. Excited for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Terminator: Genysis," and "Jurassic World?" So is everyone at the 2015: Greatest Geek Year Ever? panel. Want your anime fix? How about the official Sailor Moon panel? Plus, first looks at "Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem," "Supernatural," "American Horror Story," "Heroes Reborn," and more. Find the highlights down yonder.

DC Entertainment: Meet the Co-Publishers
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6DE
DCE's co-publishers are back in San Diego and better than ever. Jim Lee and Dan DiDio are the driving forces behind DC You, Vertigo, MAD, and much more. This up-close-and-personal panel gives you a chance to step up and ask questions about your favorite comic book publishers.

End Bullying! Responding to Cruelty in Our Culture
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 24ABC
Been bullied? Turn Kryptonite into your own personal strength with Pop Culture Hero Coalition's powerful panel. Join this life-changing discussion on overcoming hate and creating a world of inclusivity. Topics include cyber/geek-bullying, misogyny, racism, LGBT/gender-bullying, equality, and heroism IRL. Panelists include Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley (NOH8 founders), Bettina Hausmann (United Nations Association president), Anthony Breznican (EW senior writer; author, Brutal Youth), Joe Gatto (Impractical Jokers, Jokers Wild), Coalition founder Chase Masterson (The Flash, Star Trek), and co-founders Carrie Goldman (author, Harper Collins' Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear) and Matt Langdon (founder: Hero Roundtable, The Hero Construction Company).

Fangirl Foods: Food Network's Chef Duff Goldman
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 14A
Ready to talk comics and cakes? In a world where superheroes, Star Wars, Adventure Time, and Doctor Who are taking over the culinary world, it's no wonder that geeks and nerds are the current reigning champions. Chef Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes, From Duff til Dawn) knows that to be true, as he combines his love of all things geeky with his mastery in the kitchen. Chef Goldman will participate in an open Q&A discussion moderated by Jessica Tseang (comic book historian). Finally, the foodie in you can finally learn the secrets of how to bake the perfect cake in TARDIS form, to what his favorite comics are.

IDW: Kids Comics
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 4
IDW loves comics as much as kids do, so come find out what's new for 2015! My Little Pony, Disney, Angry Birds, TMNT, Transformers, Skylanders, and more! Want to learn how to make your own comics? Come prepared with questions for the panel, including CCO and editor-in-chief Chris Ryall (and daughter Lucy), editors Sarah Gaydos and Bobby Curnow , marketing marvel Rosalind Morehead, and writer/artist Derek Charm. Free comics for the kids!

No Cape Required: Modern Day Superheroes
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 25ABC
It's the age of the superhero! From movies to television to books, every superhero gets his or her day. But sometimes it's the people you least expect who become heroes right in front of you. Pierce Brown (Red Rising), James Dashner (The Maze Runner, Scorch Trials), Marie Lu (The Young Elites), Lexie Dunne (Supervillains Anonymous, Superheroes Anonymous), Noelle Stevenson (Nimona) and Robert Venditti (Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape 1: Attack of the Alien Horde) discuss crafting an original superhero narrative, debate the best superpower and explore what it takes to be a true hero. Moderated by Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex).

Only What's Necessary: Charles M. Schultz and the Art of Peanuts
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29AB
Celebrate the 65th anniversary of Peanuts with Chip Kidd (graphic designer, editor-at-large for Pantheon), and Paige Braddock (creative director at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates) as they preview their upcoming coffee table book, Only What's Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts. See rare and never-before seen highlights from the extraordinary archives at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California, including unpublished strips and preliminary artwork photographed by award-winning photographer Geoff Spear that reveal a rare glimpse into the creative process of the world's most beloved and influential cartoonist.

Spotlight on Jonathan Hickman
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 7AB
Jonathan Hickman discusses the summer's biggest comic event, Secret Wars, his other Marvel work (Avengers, Fantastic Four), and any of many acclaimed Image comics (East of West, Pax Romana, Manhattan Projects, The Dying and The Dead).

The Girls Are All Right!
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 30CDE
Female comic creators for kids and young adults are burning up the bestseller lists and winning awards. Listen in on this dynamic group of award-winning creators as they discuss the challenges and thrills of creating diverse heroines that appeal to a new generation of readers and hook them for a lifelong love of comics. A Q&A session and drawing will follow. Panelists include Jennifer Holm (Babymouse, Sunny Side Up), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters), Cece Bell (El Deafo), Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer), Jillian Tamaki (This One Summer), and Cecil Castellucci (Odd Duck). Moderated by Eva Volin (Good Comics for Kids at School Library Journal).

The Vampire Diaries: Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Hall H
The cast and creative team behindThe Vampire Diaries return to San Diego, for the first time in Hall H, for a sizzling seventh appearance at Comic-Con. Series stars will join executive producers on stage for a video screening and Q&A session. From Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment, and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW, and The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Sixth Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and Digital HD on September 1.

Fantastic Fans and Where to Find Them: Wizarding World and Potterverse Fandom Panel
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 6A
This panel has expanded from years past to cover the entire Wizarding World as everyone gets ready for Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them! What can we expect from this first JKR-penned film, and what can we expect from this fantastic fandom in 2016 and beyond? The panelists will talk about the Harry Potter books, of course, and how the Potterverse has inspired fanfic and fanart, musicals and films, cooking and crafts, theme parks, wrock concerts, cosplay and tattoos, social justice projects and, of course, J.K. Rowling's amazing tweets. Magical panelists include Adrienne Alwag-Aipia (Dumbledore's Army LA), Alex Benepe (US Quidditch), Jackson Bird (HP Alliance), Alexa DeGennaro (Leviosacon), Madhuri Shekar (In Love and Warcraft), Rachael Vaughn (Snapecast), Justin Zagari (director, The Greater Good and Severus Snape & the Marauders), and Sunny Wliiams (Harvey Putter & the Ridiculous Premise), moderated by Heidi Tandy (FictionAlley).

Sixty Years of Gumby
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 29AB
Joe and Joan Clokey show behind-the-scene clips from Gumby's studio (Clokey Productions) and answer questions with a panel that includes Gumby animation director Anthony Scott (Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline), longtime Gumby animator and FX guru Harry Walton (Indiana Jones, Nightmare Before Christmas), Gumby comic book writer Bob Burden (Mystery Men, Flaming Carrot), Gumby comic book illustrator Rick Geary (National Cartoonist award winner), and Mary Flynn.

Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival Awards
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:05am - 11:55am
Grand Ballroom D, Manchester Grand Hyatt
The films have been shown, now it's time to award the recipients of the 2015 Comic-Con Independent Film Festival with their trophies and recognition! Comic-Con's Adam Neese talks to this year's trio of judges, director Dan Sachar (director of last year's CCI:IFF Judges' Choice award for Last of You), director/writer/actor Letia Clouston (In the Dark, AB Negative), and actor/writer/producer Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow, Bedazzled, MADtv) about the films and presents prizes and trophies to the winners.

Marvel: Women of Marvel
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 5AB
From Ms. Marvel to the A-Force, from Twitter to tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in comics recently. Join the conversation as women from multiple disciplines in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it's like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry. Plus, a surprise announcement or two. Panelists include content development director Sana Amanat, producer Judy Stephens, and other Mighty Marvel guests.

Supernatural Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Hall H
Series stars Jared Padalecki (Friday the 13th [2009]), Jensen Ackles (My Bloody Valentine 3D), Misha Collins (Ringer), and Mark A. Sheppard (Battlestar Galactica), along with executive producer Jeremy Carver (U.S. version of Being Human) answer questions from the audience about what's in store for the eleventh season of this exciting series. Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights, as well as a portion of the special features from the upcoming Supernatural: The Complete Tenth Season DVD and Blu-ray release on September 8. The eleventh season of Supernatural will premiere this fall in its Wednesday time period at 9/8c on The CW. The series is produced by Kripke Enterprises Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television.

World Premiere of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:15am - 12:45pm
Room 6BCF
Crime is on the run as the newly formed Justice League keeps Metropolis safe, and this makes evil genius Lex Luthor very unhappy. Together with Black Manta, Sinestro, and a gang of ruthless recruits, Lex builds his own league and declares them the Legion of Doom. With this super-powered team of terror and a plan to attack the top-secret government site Area 52, can Lex finally be on the verge of victory? The bricks are gonna fly when Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League face off against the world's greatest supervillains. Catch the premiere, and then enjoy an entertaining panel led by actors Troy Baker (Batman: Assault on Arkham), Josh Keaton (Green Lantern: The Animated Series), and Khary Payton (Teen Titans Go!), producer Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood), director Rick Morales (Beware the Batman), and writer Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series). As always, surprise guests might pop up, and there will definitely be exclusive prizes for some lucky fans. LEGO DC Super Heroes Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom will be released August 25, 2015 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD.

Cartoon Voices 2
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Room 6A
Another panel of experts at voicing animated characters convenes for your edification. They'll tell you what they do, show you what they do and probably fracture a fairy tale in the process. This time, we have Julie Nathanson (Final Fantasy, Spider-Man), Bob Bergen (Porky Pig, Star Wars), Misty Lee (Ultimate Spider-Man, Hulk and the Agents of SMASH), Wally Wingert (Batman: Arkham Asylum, The Garfield Show) and Chris Edgerly (The Simpsons, Dreamworks Dragons). Hosting and directing is Mark Evanier (The Garfield Show).

2015: Greatest Geek Year Ever?
Sunday July 12, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 25ABC
Could 2015 be the greatest geek year ever? This panel of geeksperts salivate with excitement and have their midichlorian count awakened with Star Wars: Episode 7, get back into Bondage for Spectre, unearth Jurassic World, and will be back for Terminator: Genisys. These special executives for coolness, titillation, retorts, and excitement join forces to ponder whether 2015 will be a new benchmark for sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, and horror, or a bust. Moderator savvy Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood) is joined by erudite Edward Gross (The 50 Year Mission), rocking Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise, The Hills Run Red), scintillating Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels), ass-kicking Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X: Men: First Class, Power Rangers), charming Charles de Lauzirkia (Crave, Alien Anthology), mighty Marc Bernardin (Playboy) and marvelous Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, Agent X).

American Horror Story and Scream Queens
Sunday July 12, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hall H
Get ready to scream! It's a Comic-Con horror fest when members of the all-star cast of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan's Scream Queens (Jamie Lee Curtis, the original scream queen, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Skyler Samuels, and Keke Palmer) come face to face with the stars of Murphy and Falchuk's American Horror Story: Freak Show and upcoming American Horror Story: Hotel (Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Matt Bomer). Moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly, this lively gathering of headliners promises laughs, scares and secrets from the sets.

Illustrators: The Hidden Gems of Film and Television
Sunday July 12, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 23ABC
Art Directors Guild illustrators are the hidden gems of the film and television world. Their sketches, paintings, and storyboards form the foundation for all that you see on screens big and small. Whether they are alien planets or the dark alleys of Gotham, learn about the magic behind those incredible moving images. Panelists include Ed Natividad (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Transformers: Age of Extinction), Amy Lynn Umezu (Kong: Skull Island, Jurassic World), Patrick Rodriguez (The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2), and Jeffrey Errico (Terminator Genisys, NWA Straight Outta Compton). Moderated by Tim Burgard (Fantastic Four, Jurassic World).

Marvel: Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends
Sunday July 12, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6DE
If you want the lowdown on present and future Spider-Man titles, be sure to attend this exclusive and revealing panel. Hear announcements from editors and creators about new Spider-Man family titles, as well as some exciting news on Marvel's street-level characters. Special guests include editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, editor Wil Moss, and writer Chip Zdarsky.

Archie Action
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 32AB
What do the heroes of Sega and Capcom do when facing unbeatable odds? They unite their forces! Find out more about this summer's blockbuster Archie Action crossover event, Worlds Unite, as Vincent Lovallo (editor of Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man) is joined by Alex Segura (SVP, publicity and marketing), Evan Stanley (writer/artist, Sonic Universe), and Edwin Huang (artist, Mega Man) take you behind the scenes and break the latest news and announcements.

Children's Hospital Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 25ABC
Adult Swim's two-time Emmy-winning live-action comedy returns to Comic-Con for a sixth year. Creator and star Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) will be joined onstage by select cast for a lively and medically accurate Q&A. From Abominable Pictures, The Corddry Company, and Warner Bros. Television Group's Studio 2.0.

Official Sailor Moon Panel
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 6A
VIZ Media is releasing the 200-episode classic Sailor Moon series for the first time on Blu-ray and with an all-new completely uncut and uncensored English dub. Join members of the VIZ Animation team for a presentation on all the ins and outs of the production of this legendary anime series as well as get news about the all new series, Sailor Moon Crystal.

World Premiere of Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 6BCF
The Dark Knight isn't seeking tricks or treats when Gotham City's most lethal villains take to the streets on Halloween night in the newest DC Comics animated film, Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem. Be part of the World Premiere when Batman, Green Arrow, Cyborg, Nightwing, and Red Robin cross paths with the Joker and his crew of misfit criminals in a battle for control of Gotham City. Enjoy the movie, then stick around for a lively panel featuring Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins), Troy Baker (Batman: Assault on Arkham), Khary Payton (Teen Titans Go!), Will Friedle (Batman Beyond, Boy Meets World), Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10), and screenwriter Heath Corson (Batman: Assault on Arkham). Moderator Greg Miller (KindaFunny.com) will have exclusive prizes, and he might even introduce a few surprise guests. Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem will be released via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital HD August 4 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD August 18.

From Comics to Animation
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 23ABC
Working across mediums can be challenging, and keeping true to your vision even more so. Moderator Mark Waid (Thrillbent) leads panelists Jerry Beck (The Hanna-Barbera Treasury), Michael DeForge (Adventure Time), Reginald Hudlin (Black Panther animated series), Jill Thompson (The Scary Godmother), Jhonen Vasquez (Invader Zim), and Lalo Alcaraz (La Cucaracha) in a discussion about working in both comics and animation. Learn what it takes to convert a comic to an animated project and how to succeed in both.

How To: Drawing with Jim Lee
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 2
DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman), he talks about his over 25 years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen in this engaging panel. This is a great opportunity to watch the creative process firsthand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Entertainment's characters to life.

Heroes Reborn: Exclusive Extended Trailer and Q&A with Tim Kring and Cast
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Hall H
From Tim Kring, who imagined NBC's original critically acclaimed Heroes series, comes Heroes Reborn, an epic 13-episode event series that chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities. Watch an exclusive extended trailer. Moderated by returning cast member Greg Grunberg, participate in a Q&A session with Tim Kring and the cast, includingJack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay, Kiki Sukezane, Ryan Guzman, Gatlin Green, Henry Zebrowski, Judith Shekoni, Danika Yarosh, and Rya Kihlstedt. Also learn about the digital prequel series and the video and mobile games.

Starship Smackdown XV: Battle of the Intergalactic Stars Edition
Sunday July 12, 2015 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 6A
As profiled on NPR's All Things Considered, Starship Smackdown returns for another action-packed year of scholarly debate. Who will duke it out for the highly coveted Smackdown title this year? Can the Starship Enterprise defeat the Serenity again? Will the Battlestar Galactica pulverize an Imperial Star Destroyer, and what would happen if Dr. Neil De Grasse Tyson's Starship of the Imagination came face-to-face with-wait for it-Carl Sagan's Starship of the Imagination? Oh, the humanity! Join this panel of sage spaceshipologists as they outwit, outplay, and outphaser each other. Starring Bobak Ferdowski ("Mohawk Guy" and actual spaceship builder), Daren Dochterman (VFX supervisor, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Director's Edition)Kay Reindl (Scream, Millennium), Christian Gossett (The Red Star), Ashley E. Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor), Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels), Robert Meyer Burnett (ST: TNG Blu-ray, Free Enterprise), Jose Molina (Firefly, Agent Carter) and the Howard Cosell of the stars, moderator Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, DOA: Dead Or Alive); along with what will inevitably be some very special surprise guests. End your weekend with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all time in this, or any other dimension, known or unknown.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Sunday July 12, 2015 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 5AB
Get an exclusive, inside look at the development process of recently released LEGO Marvel Super Heroes products, special LEGO Marvel Super Heroes animated content, and the upcoming LEGO Marvel Super Heroes console video game with Marcos Bessa (senior designer, The LEGO Group), Adam Corbally (senior graphic designer, The LEGO Group), Jason Cosler (senior manager content development, The LEGO Group), Cort Lane (VP animation development and partnerships, Marvel), Mike Jones (executive producer, Marvel), and Arthur Parsons (game director, TT Games). Discover how the toys, animated content, and video game come to life with the teams behind their development. Moderated by Brian Bowler (marketing director, The LEGO Group).

Buffy Musical: Once More With Feeling & Juliet Landay Q&A
Sunday July 12, 2015 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Room 6BCF
Let's end this show with a bang! For the first time since 2008, Juliet Landau (Buffy/Angel) is attending Comic-Con just to join the fans for a quick rollicking Q&A and special announcements about her latest project, "A Place Among The Undead" with a special Comic-Con exclusive sneak peek, as well as special announcements about our own upcoming event, Whedonopolis 2016. Then Juliet will help us kick off the closing event with a bang: The powers that be behind Whendonopolis.com, FandomCharities.org and Whedonopolis 2016 present an interactive screening of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode "Once More With Feeling," as Comic-Con's big closing event! Many say that this is the finest, funniest, most ingenious episode ever to come out of the Buffyverse. But remember, the best part of the show is up to you! This episode was made for talkin', back that is, and singing, shouting and dancing in the aisles, with or without your dry cleaning! Audience participation: it isn’t just for flashmobs and hipsters anymore.

Browncoats Meeting Room
Sunday July 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 14A
Stop by to hang out with Browncoats and hear some news from around the 'verse. Wear a cunning hat. Who knows what could happen? There's no better way to share your love for Firefly, and it's a lot more practical than starting a fight in an Alliance-friendly bar on U-day.

Chip Zdarsky: A Life
Sunday July 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB
Who is Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals, Kaptara, Howard The Duck), and why does he keep calling you and hanging up? Find out that and more on this special Spotlight panel moderated by Juliette Capra (Fantastic Comics , The Valkyries, Brimpception).

Diamond Select Toys Round-up
Sunday July 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 24ABC
Chuck Terceira (president, Diamond Select Toys) and Jason Wires (prototype painter) discuss DST's diverse product lines, from 7-inch Select action figures to electronic vehicles to role-play items to vinyl banks. Topics include Marvel Comics, The Walking Dead, PVZ, Jay and Silent Bob, Muppets, Ghostbusters, Gotham, DC Animated, and more. Zach Oat (marketing supervisor, DST) will moderate a Q&A, reveal new products, and award prizes.

Queer Imagery in Animation
Sunday July 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 28DE
LGBTQ issues and characters are appearing in a variety of cartoons on television and in the movie theaters. Join Prism Comics for a panel discussing works of animation that tackle same gender attraction and gender identity exploration including The Legend of Korra, Bob's Burgers, American Dad, Paranorman, and Steven Universe. Moderated by P. Kristen Enos (Prism Comics board member, Web of Lives), the panelists include Diane Anderson-Minshall (The Advocate, Queerly Beloved), Matt Kane (GLAAD), and Emily Quinn (Adventure Time, Faking It).

Super Asian America
Sunday July 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 29AB
Whether on screen, on the page, behind the scenes, or on the web, this panel moderated by Racebending.com will explore iconic Asian American superheroes, from Kato to Kamala Khan. Panelists discuss diversity and representation, the making of some of your favorite superheroes, and fan advocacy efforts for an Asian American Iron Fist. Prepare to geek out with actors Dante Basco (Avatar: The Last Airbender) and Sumalee Montano (Beware the Batman), stunt double Ilram Choi (The Amazing Spider-Man) and graphic novelists Amy Chu (Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman), Greg Pak (co-creator of Amadeus Cho), and Keith Chow (Secret Identities).

X TV Block Featuring Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, The Strain, and a Sneak Peek of The Bastard Executioner
Sunday July 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hall H
Kick out the jams with Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, premiering on FX on July 16 at 10 pm ET/PT. Denis Leary stars as the lead singer of a legendary '90s band called The Heathens, who were on the brink of stardom when they broke up and now, years later, are looking to recapture some of the old glory. Creator/executive producer writer/director Denis Leary will be joined on stage by actors Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix, Robert Kelly, and John Ales to discuss the new series and present an exclusive sneak peek of the show. Then catch The Strain, a thriller based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title that will debut its second season on July 12 at 10 pm ET/PT. Fans will get an exclusive screening of all-new material, including two original pieces created specifically for SDCC and an insightful discussion with showrunner/executive producer Carlton Cuse, co-creator/executive producer/writer Guillermo del Toro, co-creator/executive producer/writerChuck Hogan, and actors Corey Stoll, David Bradley,Mia Maestro, Kevin Durand, Ruta Gedmintas, Richard Sammel, and Natalie Brown. And for an epic finale, get an exclusive world premiere first-look at Sons of Anarchy, creator Kurt Sutter's highly anticipated new series The Bastard Executioner.

DC Comics: Too Tough Trivia
Sunday July 12, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 6DE
Think you know everything from Crisis on Infinite Earths, to Blackest Night, to Flashpoint? Come by and test your knowledge of the DC Universe from its inception all the way to Convergence against DC's finest minds to win some exclusive prizes.

The Future of Fan Culture
Sunday July 12, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 26AB
As comics have taken over the mainstream, fandom has become larger, more diverse, and more like the rest of popular culture, for better or worse. Our conventions are huge, our economic clout drives the entertainment industry, and our disputes have become entangled with culture-war politics. What's next? Rob Salkowitz (Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture), Brett Schenker (Graphic Policy) and Heidi MacDonald (The Beat) use hard data to explore the changing demographics of fandom in its social, economic, and political dimensions. The Washington Post's Michael Cavna (Comic Riffs) moderates.

Growing Galaxies: The Star Citizen Story
Sunday July 12, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 7AB
With a record-shattering $82 million in crowdfunding pledged, the Star Citizen team is creating an immersive experience that's unlike anything seen before. Meet the team that's been working to create this bold new science fiction universe- Chris Roberts (Wing Commander), Sandi Gardiner (VP, marketing), Ben Lesnick (community director), and Dave Haddock (lead writer)-and get a first look at the big things that are in store for the project in 2016.

No Tow Trucks Beyond Mars
Sunday July 12, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 32AB
David Rosing (JPL system and opto-mechanical engineer), Shonte J. Tucker (JPL thermal engineer), and Todd J. Barber (senior Cassini propulsion engineer at JPL) discuss how we go boldly where there's no one around to fix it. Hear stories from the trenches of the heartbreaks, close calls, and adventures of real-life solar system exploration. Q&A session following.

Pro/Fan Trivia Match
Sunday July 12, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 4
Join this panel for the 20th anniversary trivia showdown between the Purple Pros: Len Wein (creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing), Mark Waid (Daredevil, Thrillbent), and Anthony Tollin (Sanctum Books publisher), and the Black Ink Irregulars: Tom Galloway, David Oakes, Peter S. Svensson (comics journalist), and Derek McCaw (Fanboy Planet podcast, co-writer of The Greatest American Hero comics). Questions will focus on characters having a n5th or n0th anniversary, such as Robin, Shazam!, Catwoman, Joker, JSA, JLA, All-New X-Men, Medusa, Hydra, and many more. Trash talk will focus on being funny!

Steampunk as a Global Phenomenon
Sunday July 12, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 29AB
Dr. Katherine L. Morse (Dr. Sparky McTrowell), David L. Drake (Chief Inspector Erasmus Drake), and Justin Andrew Hoke (Dreadfully Punk) will take the audience on a world tour of Steampunk theme-parks, conventions, trends, regional customs, and major projects focusing outside the U.S.

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Con: Saturday's SDCC Panel Highlights


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As excitement grows for Comic-Con International in San Diego by the day, so too does the list of scheduled panels and programming. The insides scoops, advanced looks, and hours of lines all start here, as Comic-Con has just revealed the schedule for Saturday, July 11th. We've saved you some scroll time by picking out more than a few highlights from the day's events.

Want to relive your favorite TV moments? Witness a "SpongeBob SquarePants" live-read and a "Land of the Lost" reunion. More interested in what comes next for television? See what's coming for "Once Upon a Time," "The Last Man on Earth," "Blindspot," and more of your fan favorites. What about the future of comics? DC Comics and Grant Morrison look at what comes after "Multiversity", while BOOM! celebrates the last 10 years by looking forward. Plus, panels from Marvel, Kodansha, Stan Lee, and so much more.

Are You Ready, Kids? Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SqaurePants
Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6A

The cast of SpongeBob is back! All your Bikini Bottom favorites are on hand to perform "Idiot Box" at a live table read as chosen by the fans online. Featuring Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), and Dee Bradley Baker (all other Biukini Bottomites.. Following the performance will be a Q&A with the cast and creative director, Vincent Waller. Plus, a sneak peek at a new episode and fan trivia with prizes. Hosted by Claudia Spinelli, VP of current series animation for Nickelodeon. All landlubbers welcome.

Avatar the Last Airbender: Legend and Legacy
Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 25ABC

The story of Aang and Korra has ended in one form but continues in graphic novels and through the fans. For over six years, Avatar Legacy has been hosting panels celebrating the fans' love and loyalty. Moderated by Avatar_Mom, this year's panelists are Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders), Giancarlo Volpe (director ATLA, producer Green Lantern the Animated Series), Dante Basco (voice actor, Zuko), Jack DeSena (voice actor, Sokka), and Darcy Rose Byrnes (Voice actor, Ikki). The panel also hosts a cosplay contest open to all levels of skill. Hopefuls must be in the panel room to be considered.

Cosplay Makeup 101
Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 14A

This panel goes into what it takes to perfect your cosplay by having great makeup to go with it. It will cover beauty makeup, appliance application, special fx makeup, sculpting, molding, casting, and wig styling. A talented panel of professional makeup artists and wig stylists, Dawnielle Banks (Makeup By Siryn), Chrissy Lynn (Miss Chrissy Lynn), Ashley Troub (Ghost Hunters), and Keaghlan Ashley (Face Off) and professional photographer Deb Kountz (Debshots Photography), have honed their craft in the makeup, film, television, and cosplay photography worlds. The panelists will help answer your questions about makeup to match your costuming and cosplay and what tips and tools of the trade to use. Having makeup that matches the effort put into your cosplay is important. Turn your great cosplay into an amazing one with awesome makeup. Moderated by cosplayer Mac Beauvais (Strange Like That Cosplay).

Land of the Lost Series Reunion
Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29AB

This year's Saturday morning cartoons Happy Hour takes a routine expedition down memory lane to Sid & Marty Krofft's live-action classic Land of the Lost. Moderator Corey Rothermel hosts the party as guests Wesley Eure (Will Marshall), Kathy Coleman (Holly Marshall), Phil Paley (Cha-Ka), and David Gerrold (writer/story editor) recount and reminisce about their time spent in the "original" Jurassic world. They will cover everything from Sleestaks to Selima, from Pylons to Pakuni. So if you're nostalgic for the Saturday morning programs of old or want to discover them for the very first time, meet up with this panel for the happiest hour at Comic-Con.

MARCH with Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC

His first visit to Comic-Con made national news; now the legendary civil rights icon, U.S. congressman, and #1 bestselling graphic novel author John Lewis returns. Congressman Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin, and artist Nate Powell re-team to share their award-winning March series. You'll hear about the incredible tour that's brought the message of March to schools, universities, libraries, and corporate headquarters from coast to coast. You'll see glimpses of the much-anticipated March: Book Three, covering Mississippi Freedom Summer and the unforgettable Selma-Montgomery March. And of course, you'll hear Congressman Lewis's firsthand memories of sit-ins, Freedom Rides, the march on Washington, Selma, and beyond, and the vital power of his message of transformative nonviolence in the world today.

New DC Universe the Lighter Side: Are You Ready?
Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6DE

Get an inside look at the new titles that put the word comic in comic book. Never before has DC Comics had a lineup of comics this fun and this funny! Joining in the hilarity will be Amanda Conner, Heath Corson, Dan Jurgens, and Jimmy Palmiotti.

Spotlight on Carlos Ezquerra
Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 4

Carlos Ezquerra, the legendary Spanish artist and Comic-Con special guest, famed for his co-creation of the iconic Judge Dredd, talks to Michael Molcher from 2000 AD about a career that has inspired generations of comics' biggest names. From romance comics to war-torn battlefields of World War II and the mean streets of Mega-City One, Ezquerra is a titan of European comics whose influence can be felt throughout the industry to this day. There will be an audience Q&A.

The Last Man on Earth
Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

What would you do if you were the last person on Earth? Star and creator Will Forte (Nebraska, Saturday Night Live), Kristen Schaal (Bob's Burgers, Flight of the Conchords), January Jones (Mad Men), and director/executive producer Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street) discuss the surprising twists and turns of the first season as well as tease the upcoming second season.

Once Upon a Time
Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00am - 10:45pm
Ballroom 20

Once Upon a Time's savior has gone dark. As Emma Swan transitions into her role as the Dark One, join the resident fairy tale characters as they cope with Emma's new role and begin the search for Merlin. Co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (Lost) and Adam Horowitz (Lost) join the cast to discuss the upcoming season of unexpected twists, evolving characters, new adventures, and new rivalries. Also: an exclusive sneak peek at what's in store for the upcoming season.

Into the Badlands
Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 5AB

Cast members Daniel Wu, Marton Csokas, Aramis Knight, Emily Beecham, and Orla Brady join executive producers and showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar, executive producer and director David Dobkin, and executive producer and fight director Stephen Fung in a panel discussion about bringing authentic martial arts to the small screen, as well as what audiences can expect to see when this new series premieres later this year on AMC. Join the panelists for a Q&A session and an official sneak preview of Season 1.

Warner Bros. Presentation
Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hall H

A "sneak peek" at a few upcoming releases from Warner Bros.

Marvel Animation Presents
Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6BCF

The Marvel Animation Studios team returns for one of the most anticipated television panels at San Diego. Join Stephen Wacker (VP, current series Marvel Animation Studios), Cort Lane (VP, animation development and partnerships), and Eric Radomski (SVP, production and creative director, animation) for exclusive first looks at the exciting new seasons of the hit animated series Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution and Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6. Plus, experience the world premiere of never-before-seen footage from Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy animated series, starring Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket, Gamora, and Drax in the highly anticipated new animated series coming to Disney XD this year.

TV Guide Magazine: Fan Favorites
Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00am - 11:45pm
Ballroom 20

TV Guide Magazine brings the screams to San Diego again for this all-star, must-see panel. Moderated by senior writer Damian Holbrook, stars from TV's hottest shows provide a lively discussion filled with behind-the-scenes scoops. Panelists include David Anders (iZombie), Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple), Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Eliza Taylor (The 100), Ming-Na Wen (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones).

Blindspot Pilot Screening and Q&A
Saturday July 11, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6A

Sullivan Stapleton (300: Rise of an Empire) and Jaimie Alexander (Thor films) star in Blindspot, a one-hour action thriller from Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Arrow, Pan) and writer/executive producer Martin Gero (Stargate: Atlantis). Stapleton stars as hardened FBI agent Kurt Weller, who is drawn into a complex conspiracy when a naked amnesiac, Jane Doe (Alexander), is found in Times Square covered in a series of cryptic tattoos, including his name on her back. As Weller and his teammates at the FBI begin to investigate the veritable treasure map of Jane Doe's tattoos, they are drawn into a high-stakes underworld that twists and turns through a labyrinth of secrets and revelations; the information they uncover might ultimately change the world. Blindspot makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with executive producers and series stars. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television Blindspot premieres this fall Mondays at 10/9c on NBC.

New DC Universe: Batman: Are You Ready?
Saturday July 11, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6DE

The blockbuster creative team behind the bestselling monthly comic book for the past five years, writer Scott Snyder, penciler Greg Capullo, inker Danny Miki, and others, are here to talk all things Batman and answer your questions.

Kodansha Comics
Saturday July 11, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8

The publisher of the manga megahit Attack on Titan, not to mention Noragami, Sailor Moon, Fairy Tail, and more, reveals exciting upcoming titles. General manager Kana Koide and senior editor Ben Applegate will answer your questions about Kodansha's books and the manga industry.

The Simpsons
Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Ballroom 20

Going into its record-demolishing 27th season! Join this panel for a sneak peek behind "Treehouse of Horror XXVI" and much, much more with creator Matt Groening, executive producers Al Jean and Matt Selman, supervising director Mike Anderson, long-time director David Silverman and the woman behind Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, and Ralph Wiggum, Nancy Cartwright. Ay carumba indeed.

12 Monkeys
Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Join executive producers Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, and stars Aaron Stanford (James Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly), Emily Hampshire (Jennifer Goines) and Todd Stashwick (Deacon) of Syfy's critically acclaimed series as they dissect the mysteries of the first season and hint at the twists and turns coming in Season 2.

World Building: Telling Stories in Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Federation Space, and that Galaxy Far, Far, Away
Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 29AB

Creators who've worked in three of fandom's most beloved franchises- Star Trek, Star Wars, and Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, discuss the exciting, yet daunting task of telling new stories in universes that many hold so dear. How do you get started? What's fair game and off-limits? Is the opportunity a nightmare or a dream come true? These are just a few of the topics that'll be discussed by a distinguished group of panelists. Moderated by Eric Moro (Wikia's VP of programming), panelists include superfans from Wookieepedia and the Shadow of Mordor Wikia, Michael de Plater (Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor), Marc Scott Zicree (Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: DS9) and more!

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Saturday July 11, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Hall H

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in Jane Austen's classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th-century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry, and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Reilly) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper-class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield. Cast members Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Jack Huston and Matt Smith along with writer/director Burr Steers and the book's author Seth Grahame-Smith for a first look at Screen Gem's adaptation of his acclaimed twist on the classic novel. Patient Zero An uprecedented global pandemic of a super strain of rabies has turned the majority of humankind into highly intelligent, streamlined killers known as 'The Infected'. One victim, Morgan (Matt Smith), who is asymptomatic and can communicate with the infected, leads the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure. Join cast members Matt Smith, John Bradley, Natalie Dormer, and Clive Standen along with director Stefan Ruzowitzky and screenwriter Mike Le for an exclusive first look of the film. Both panels will be moderated by Dalton Ross (Entertainment Weekly).

BOOM! Studios Celebrates 10 Years and Pushes Comics Forward
Saturday July 11, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 24ABC

2015 marks the 10th year of publishing for BOOM! Studios, a multiple Eisner Award-winning top 10 comic publisher. BOOM! is looking ahead to the next 10 years and how everyone can push comics forward. Moderated by BOOM! president of publishing and marketing Filip Sablik and featuring editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon, Mark Waid (Strange Fruit, Irredeemable), Asaf Hanuka (The Realist), Mairghread Scott (The Third Witch, Lantern City), and James Tynion IV (The Woods, Memetic, UFOlogy), panelists highlight the changes in the industry and what they want to see in comics.

DC Entertainment: Grant Morrison: The Multiversity and Beyond!
Saturday July 11, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6DE

The Multiversity took DC fans on a tale spanning the entire Multiverse, and redefined the world of the DC universe. Now, join the mastermind behind it all Grant Morrison, for a look back (and forward) to see where the far-reaching effects of The Multiversity will be felt the most.

Sid & Marty Krofft: A Look at the Future, Present, and the Past
Saturday July 11, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 5AB

Cesar Millan joins Sid & Marty Krofft's panel as a guest moderator for this very exclusive event at Comic-Con. Brothers Sid & Marty Krofft have been producing quality family entertainment for over 40 years. They are currently producing a new series at Nickelodeon, Mutt & Stuff with Cesar Millan. They are also producing Sigmund and the Sea Monsters at Amazon Studios and Electra Woman and Dyna Girl at Legendary Pictures. The brothers became a household name in the'70s with a series of remarkable programs that featured elaborate sets and fanciful characters.

Diversity: We Demand Diverse Books
Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 28DE

Ethnic, religious, gender, racial, physical ability, and sexual diversity are underrepresented in science fiction and fantasy; but these authors are here to tell you that their stories speak for themselves. They seek to create worlds similar to our own, where people from various walks of life are represented and cross paths. Readers will find these authors and the tales they spin as empowering and fascinating as ever. Soman Chainani (School for Good and Evil), Cindy Pon (Serpentine ), Cece Bell (El Deafo), Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer), Scott Sigler (Alive ), and Judd Winick (Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth) discuss diversity in science fiction and fantasy with David Mariotte of Mysterious Galaxy.

TMNT: The Big Panel
Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 25ABC

Join IDW editor Bobby Curnow, TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, writer Tom Waltz, and a very special guest for a look back at the past four years of TMNT comics and a sneak peek at what is to come with new announcements and art.

Cartoon Voices 1
Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 6BCF

The fine art of giving voice to animated characters is again demonstrated by a dais of the best. This year, join Keone Young (Star Wars Rebels, G.I. Joe), Pat Musick (Rugrats, Extreme Ghostbusters), Eric Bauza (Ben 10, The Adventures of Puss in Boots), Jessica DiCicco (Gravity Falls, Pound Puppies), Phil Morris (Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Ultimate Spider-Man) and Josh Robert Thompson (Family Guy, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson). Mark Evanier, as usual, gets these talented folks to demonstrate what they do so well.

Seth MacFarlane Animation Block
Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Ballroom 20

A Comic-Con first! The Renaissance man of entertainment will participate in a panel featuring sneak peeks at the upcoming seasons of fan favorites Family Guy and American Dad plus an exclusive look at his newest project, Bordertown! Joined by the casts and executive producers from each show, including Seth Green, Alex Borstein, Mike Henry, Scott Grimes, Dee Bradley Baker, Wendy Schaal, Rich Appel, Steve Callaghan, Matt Weitzman, Brian Boyle, and from Bordertown, Missi Pyle, Nicholas Gonzalez, and Mark Hentemann.

Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight
Saturday July 11, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hall H

Academy Award-winning writer/director Quentin Tarantino brings fans an exclusive look at his highly anticipated 8th film, The Hateful Eight. Followed by a Q&A session with the cast.

VIZ Media and Perfect Square: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Saturday July 11, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 5AB

Hey, listen! Take up your Master Sword and join VIZ Media staff and special guests for a celebration of one of the best video games of all time, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. You will get a behind-the-scenes look at the return of the classic graphic novel originally featured in Nintendo Power, answers to your questions, prizes, and more.

Spotlight on Stan Lee
Saturday July 11, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 6A

Comic-Con special guest Stan Lee discusses his past, present, and future projects, followed by a Q&A session.

The Return of Invader Zim
Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 29AB

Join Oni Press, Jhonen Vasquez (creator of Invader Zim), and the legendary creative team of the new Invader Zim comic for world domination and a panel about the revival of this much-loved series.

Legendary Pictures
Saturday July 11, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Hall H

Filmmakers and talent from Legendary's upcoming Warcraft and Crimson Peak, distributed by Universal Pictures, will discuss the innovative slate and present never-before-seen material. Chris Hardwick (AMC's Talking Dead) hosts the panel that will also include surprises from highly anticipated legendary movies, including Great Wall, Krampus, and more.

Outcast TV Series: A First Look with Robert Kirkman
Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 6DE

Be the first to get possessed by Outcast! From Cinemax and FOX comes the exclusive first look at the TV adaptation of Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta's hit comic book by the same name. Outcast chronicles Kyle Barnes; a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate, and the fate of the world, forever. Executive producers Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and Chris Black (Desperate Housewives), cast members Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous, Gone Girl), Philip Glenister (Life on Mars), and Wrenn Schmidt (Boardwalk Empire), and special surprise guests, in a panel moderated by Kumail Najiani (HBO's Silicon Valley) discuss the highly anticipated series and debut a sneak peek of Season 1; coming worldwide in 2016.

The Muppet Show Coming to ABC
Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 6A

The Muppets return to primetime television this fall on ABC in a way they've never been seen before! Filmed in a documentary style with cut-to interviews, the Muppets come to life, giving audiences a chance to explore their rich inner lives and intense interpersonal relationships, romances, break-ups, achievements, disappointments, wants, and desires. Co-creators and executive producers Bill Prady (Big Bang Theory) and Bob Kushell (The Simpsons), executive producer/director Randall Einhorn (The Office) and executive producer Bill Barretta (The Muppets) screen the video presentation that inspired the series and discuss the first season of this new, more grown-up Muppet show for kids and adults of all ages. The panel will also feature a few of the brilliant Muppet performers, giving you a rare opportunity to witness them bringing some of your favorite characters to life.

Camp Out with Lumberjanes!
Saturday July 11, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 8

Pack your bags, bring your s'mores kit, and get your badges ready! Join the brilliant minds and collaborators behind the breakout hit Lumberjanes, published by the BOOM! Studios imprint BOOM! Box! Creators Shannon Watters and Noelle Stevenson, along with BOOM! editor Dafna Pleban, discuss the book's runaway success; what's in the pipeline for Mal, Molly, April, Jo, and Ripley; and the importance of hardcore lady types. Moderated by BOOM! Studios associate editor Whitney Leopard.

Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass
Saturday July 11, 2015 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Hall H

A discussion among fierce, fearless, actresses Gal Gabot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter), Kathy Bates (American Horror Story), and other flat out fantastic females, who will open up about the power and privilege of playing women who redefine the rules and refuse to yield. Moderated by Sara Vilkomerson.

Body Confidence in Cosplay
Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 14A

Ivy Doomkitty (Syfy's Heroes of Cosplay, international cosplayer and model), Chris Gore (G4 TV, PodCrash), Envy Us (Cosplayer), and Chrissy Lynn (MUA, cosplayer) discuss body image and confidence in oneself. They will cover cosplay for all and body positivity, regardless of age, gender, skin color, body type, or disability. Moderated by Dave Turner (writer, Trek: Isolation).

Celebrate 75 Years of Will Eisner's The Spirit
Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 23ABC

This year is the 75th Anniversary of Will Eisner's The Spirit. Appearing first as a Sunday newspaper section in 1940, The Spirit was seen weekly by 5 million readers. The comic was known for its imaginative storytelling, film noir style, and unforgettable characters. Moderator Denis Kitchen (KSP publisher, The Spirit 1972-1998) and panelists Paul Levitz (DC Comics publisher, The Spirit 2000-2006), Dan DiDio (DC Entertainment co-publisher, The Spirit 2007-present), Nick Barrucci (Dynamite Entertainment publisher, The Spirit 2015+), Matt Wagner (art director/writer, The Spirit 2015+), and Michael Cho (artist, The Spirit 2015 Comic-Con Souvenir Book Cover) discuss Will Eisner's The Spirit as Will Eisner wrote and drew it, The Spirit as written and drawn by many other greats since then, and what's lurking in The Spirit's future at Dynamite Entertainment.

Milestone 2.0: The Return of the Mack
Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 9

What's going on with the Static Shock live-action digital series? Who's in the cast? When does it start shooting? When does it debut? Will there be action figures of the classic Milestone characters? When do the new Milestone Comics debut? Who's working on the books? Denys Cowan, Reginald Hudlin, Derek Dingle, and other surprise guests set the record straight.

Childhood Dreams Come True: Writing Licensed Characters
Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 30CDE

You want to write Spider-Man, Batman, Star Wars, or Jem and the Holograms? So does everyone else! You're not just writing for you and your audience, but also for editors, project managers, and a company. We've all heard the horror stories from creators, but it doesn't have to be that way. Andy Schmidt (Avengers, Transformers), David Marshall (Star Wars), Mike Costa (Spider-Man, G.I. Joe), and Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine) offer a look from both sides of the desk. Learn what a company is looking for and how to navigate licensed characters as a writer.

William Shatner's Man O' War: Cinematic Graphic Novel
Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 6BCF

William Shatner (creator/executive producer), Gary Laird, Scott Liggett, Mariano Nicieza (LNL executive producers), and Ed Lang (Panelfly president) premiere a new type of digital comic book. This unique project delivers a groundbreaking form of digital comics that combines a new stylistic dimension in animation, in-story sound effects, and a music soundtrack to usher in an enhanced reading experience. Moderated by Don McGuire.

The Expanse
Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Join the cast and executive producers for a first-ever, exclusive screening of the series premiere before it airs on Syfy in December. Hailing from the writers of Children of Men and Iron Man and the director of Breaking Bad, The Expanse is set 200 years in the future after mankind has colonized the solar system. Based on The New York Times bestselling book series.

LEGO Marvel's Avengers: From Silver Screen to Console
Saturday July 11, 2015 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 6A

Arthur Parsons (game director, TT Games), Matt Ellison (producer TT Games), Mike Jones (executive producer, Marvel Games), and Bill Rosemann (creative director, Marvel Games) present an inside look at LEGO Marvel's Avengers, the first console videogame featuring characters and storylines from the critically acclaimed film Marvel's The Avengers and the blockbuster sequel Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, all combined with a splash of classic LEGO humor. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and Marvel Games are teaming up to provide a spirited panel discussion on this new, action-packed superhero adventure, including a live game-play demonstration, reveals of enhanced character team-up abilities and power-up features, new artwork, the latest game trailer, and more. Not to mention exclusive giveaways! LEGO Marvel's Avengers will be available this winter.

That 70s Panel
Saturday July 11, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Room 5AB

Once again, this panel talks about what was so special about comic books in the 1970s, starting with all the new talent that entered the field and bonded with the old talent. Discussing those days will be Chris Claremont (X-Men, Wolverine), Bob Layton (Iron Man) Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man), Don McGregor (Black Panther, Sabre), Dean Mullaney (Eclipse Comics), and others. Mark Evanier, who was writing Yogi Bear and Scooby Doo, will officiate.

Dark Horse: An Afternoon with Joss Whedon
Saturday July 11, 2015 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Hall H

Joss Whedon has rewarded fans the world over with some of the most compelling characters and plot lines in the history of comics, television, and movies. Here's your chance to find out what he has in store next, and get exclusive insights into Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, and much, much more.

Hannibal: Savor the Hunt
Saturday July 11, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Ballroom 20

Your company is requested at a grand soiree in honor of esteemed colleague Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Prepare to be delighted by stories of European travels, friendships renewed, and culinary feasts as told by executive producer/creator Bryan Fuller, executive producer Martha De Laurentiis, and star Hugh Dancy. Be the first to witness beautiful new works by artiste extraordinaire Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage), as well as a few other surprises along the way. Bon appétit, Fannibals!

Man of Action: Taking Comics from Print to Screen
Saturday July 11, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 9

Man of Action's Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau, and Steven T. Seagle create TV shows (Ben 10, Generator Rex) and write comic books/graphic novels for the Man of Action imprint and Image Comics. Learn from the pros how to turn comics into hit television shows (Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel's Avengers Assemble) and films (Rouleau and Seagle created the comic book team and characters for the Academy Award-winning film Big Hero 6). Man of Action is producing the feature films Officer Downe and I Kill Giants, with scripts by Casey and Kelly, respectively, based on their own graphic novels, with more in the works.

Spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski
Saturday July 11, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 29AB

Born a small woodland creature, J. Michael Straczynski soon evolved into a marsupial life form that was bewitched by a passing elf into human form, conferring on him an Eisner, two Hugos, a British Academy Award nomination, and a career slamming words together for a living. Join him for a discussion of TV (including Sense8), movies, comics, and some surprising upcoming projects.

The Evolution of an Icon in Rise of the Tomb Raider
Saturday July 11, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 25ABC

Key leads from the award-winning Crystal Dynamics development team, Camilla Luddington (actress and voice of Lara Croft), Rhianna Pratchett (lead script writer), and others discuss the journey of one of the most iconic characters in entertainment history, Lara Croft, and offer an inside look into the story, performance, and technology bringing this multidimensional hero to life in her latest adventure Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Person of Interest Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Saturday July 11, 2015 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Room 6BCF

Person of Interest returns to San Diego for the fifth year. Join the discussion, as the science fiction of Person of Interest stays one step ahead of real-world events. John Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) have saved countless lives thanks to the omniscience of their supercomputer and their crack team of brave misfits: NYPD detective Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman), the unpredictable cyber-hacker Root (Amy Acker), and missing-in-action operative Sameen Shaw (Sarah Shahi). But, a new threat puts their mission in jeopardy and their lives in even more danger. Samaritan, the rival AI, has initiated its lethal correction. Finch's Machine is essentially dead. Shaw is still missing. And the team is once again hiding in plain sight. But with Samaritan's invisible grip tightening everywhere, will Finch be able to rebuild and resurrect The Machine? And if he does, will it be the same Machine when it comes back online? Find out as executive producers and series stars undergo a Comic-Con interrogation with a special video presentation and Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Person of Interest returns for its fifth season on CBS.

New DC Universe: The Upstarts: Are You Ready?
Saturday July 11, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 6DE

There is so much awesome in this panel, there isn't a place to begin. Join the creators of Midnighter, Black Canary, Batgirl, We Are…ROBIN, Grayson, Prez, and Constantine as a new generation of DC Comics heroes step into the spotlight.

20th Century FoxSaturday July 11, 2015 5:45pm - 7:30pmHall H

20th Century Fox Presentation.

The Geek Shall Inherit: A Look at the Evolution of Geek Culture
Saturday July 11, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 14A

Geek culture has become mainstream, but it wasn't always that way. Comic conventions have boomed in popularity, the cosplay community is thriving, and TCG tournaments are breaking attendance records. Dr. Billy San Juan (The Walking Dead Psychology, Magic: the Gathering judge), Jenna Busch (host/founder of Legion of Leia, Star Wars Psychology), Dr. Travis Langley (Game of Thrones Psychology, Doctor Who Psychology), Alan Kistler (Doctor Who: A History, The Walking Dead Psychology), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy,Star Wars Psychology), Dr. Ali Mattu (The Psych Show, Super Fantastic Nerd Hour), Josué Cardona (Geek Therapy, The Walking Dead Psychology), Tim Shields (Cascade Games), and Matt Munson (The Project Workbench) explore the evolution of our beloved culture.

TOKYOPOP: The Robofish Rises
Saturday July 11, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 28DE

Big News, TOKYOPOP is coming back! Meet Stu Levy (founder, CEO), Clay Bohle, and the TOKYOPOP team to get the scoop firsthand. Giveaways for all attendees. If you're an artist, bring your portfolio for review, and if you're a fan, bring all your questions.

Gays in Comics 28: At the Intersection of Comics and Life
Saturday July 11, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 29AB

Creators examine how their queer identities intersect with other aspects of their lives, such as race and ethnicity, religion, and family, and how that influences and defines their comics work. Join Prism Comics and co-moderators Roger Klorese (Prism Comics Board) and Paige Braddock (Peanuts, Jane's World), as they explore how diversity doesn't stop at LGBTQ. Panelists include Brian Andersen (Stripling Warrior, So Super Duper, The Advocate), Phil Jimenez (Angela, Wonder Woman, X-Men), and Hilary Price (Rhymes with Orange). The panel will also include time for fans to mingle and a silent auction for Prism Comics, the nonprofit organization supporting LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly comics creators and readers.

The Unpublished EC 3D Comic Revealed!
Saturday July 11, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 26AB

World premiere! The lost 1954 EC sci-fi classic will be shown in 3D for the first time ever. Captured Aural Phantasy Theater, the only group authorized by the Gaines family to perform EC stories, dramatically reads excerpts from the unpublished comic, highlighting a discussion by Ben Dickow (guest lecturer, Otis College of Art) and Eric Kurland (president, LA 3D Club). Special 3D glasses will be provided so you can enjoy the projected artwork!

The Bold Voice of Contemporary Horror Film: Fantastic Fest, Beyond Fest, and SpectreFest
Saturday July 11, 2015 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Room 6A

Thanks to a bold new school of filmmakers and creative talent, independent horror and genre cinema is enjoying an unprecedented resurgence of critical and box office success. Kicked off by You're Next in 2011, this new wave of independent genre film has continued to thrive and has broken through over the past year with The Babadook and It Follows. Hosted by the US' leading genre film festivals, we discuss this convention-defying movement with the directors, producers, writers, production companies and programmers who are progressively shaping the brave evolution of cinematic terror. Scheduled panelists include Elijah Wood (Spectrevision /Cooties), director Sarah Adina Smith (The Midnight Swim), director/producer Roxanne Benjamin (V/H/S, V/H/S/2), Mette Marie Katz (XYZ Films -The Raid, The Raid 2), Christian Parkes (Founder/Director Beyond Fest), and Ryan Turek (Programmer - Beyond Fest), with more to be announced, featuring an exclusive sneak peek at Spectrevision's Cooties and Radius' Goodnight Mommy. Additional films to be discussed include The Invitation, The Witch, Cop Car and more! Added bonus: Join Turek and Shock Til You Drop Managing Editor Sam Zimmerman for a special round of Dead Rights Horror Trivia at the end of the panel for a chance to win passes to the renowned festivals hosting the panel! Moderated by The Daily Beast's Jen Yamato.

The Walking Dead: An Inside Look with Robert Kirkman
Saturday July 11, 2015 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Room 6DE

Dive into the world of the Eisner Award-winning comic book series The Walking Dead with creator Robert Kirkman and Skybound editorial director Sean Mackiewicz.

Fight Club 2
Saturday July 11, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 5AB

Acclaimed novelist Chuck Palahniuk continues one of his most beloved works with Fight Club 2! Join Dark Horse for a discussion of the creation of this story with Chuck Palahniuk, editor Scott Allie, and artists David Mack and Cameron Stewart.

We Are All Heroes: The Changing Landscape of Comics, Geekdom, and Fanboy Culture
Saturday July 11, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 14A

With the landscape of geekdom evolving, Cashmere Agency's executive vice president Ryan Ford has assembled a star-studded, diverse panel to discuss the evolution of comic book, video gaming, and fanboy culture, and its growing popularity among a new audience-specifically African Americans, women, LGBTQ, and other minorities. Joined by Ryan Coogler (director, Dope), Murs (Hip Hop star), Michael Jai White (Dark Knight), Tyler James Williams (The Walkign Dead), Kristina Law (Arrow), and Kellvin Chavez (editor, Latino-review). Cashmere Agency has worked with a slew of titles in the geekdom community, including Star Wars, The Boondocks, Tekken, and Black Jesus. The panelists are eager to shed light on how minorities are not adequately portrayed within the entertainment genre.

The Psychology of Star Trek vs. Star Wars: Episode V
Saturday July 11, 2015 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 24ABC

Geeky psychologists Dr. Andrea Letamendi (The Arkham Sessions) and Dr. Ali Mattu (The Psych Show) step into the pop culture ring to debate the psychology of teamwork, rebellion, and galactic war. Panelists include Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise), Thom Zahler (Love and Capes), Consetta Parker (Rancho Obi-Wan), and Amy Ratcliffe (Star Wars Insider). Join a side, but remember: phasers and lightsabers are no match for this battle of wits! Refereed by Brian Ward (Comics, Assembled!)

Not So Strange Bedfellows: The Relationship Between Comics and Pro Wrestling
Saturday July 11, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 29AB

Some have called the spectacle of pro wrestling a "comic book come to life." That is not far from the truth. From the heroics of Hulk Hogan, antiheroes such as "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, and villains like Ric Flair, panelists from both worlds will explore the parallels that exist in character development and storyline advancement between these outrageous forms of. Featuring Rik Offenberger (First Comic News website), Francis Szyskowski (The Massacre Twins), Scott Lost (The 2nd Shift), Eburonson (The 2nd Shift), Michael Kingston (Headlocked), and Flobo Boyce (Silver Streek). Moderated by Joshua Waldrop (Red Guerrilla Media).

Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment Screening Block
Saturday July 11, 2015 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Hall H

DC fans, get ready for Super Hero Saturday Night! Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment welcome fans into the world of some of DC Comics' greatest characters during a three-hour experience in Hall H. The exclusive evening will feature a pilot screening of the highly anticipated new drama series Supergirl, followed by a Q&A with stars and producers, plus individual special video presentations and Q&A's with stars and producers from Arrow, The Flash, and Gotham. Also, don't miss a special Q&A with cast and producers of DC's Legends of Tomorrow and a peek at the new digital series Vixen. Supergirl - In the vast DC Comics Universe of superheroes, the rich mythology of Superman, the planet Krypton and the House of El is perhaps the most famous and instantly recognizable. Enter Supergirl! Born Kara Zor-El on the doomed planet Krypton, the preteen Kara escaped at the same time as the infant Kal-El but didn't arrive on Earth until many years later after being lost in the Phantom Zone. Protected and raised by her adopted family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to hide the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin. Years later, at age 24, living in National City and working as an assistant for Catco Worldwide Media mogul Cat Grant, Kara has spent so many years trying to fit in that she forgot to ever stand out. All that changes when she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always destined to be. With the help of Daily Planet photographer James Olsen, her bioengineer sister Alex, and the research of the super-secret, off-the-grid Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO) and its head Hank Henshaw, who are tasked with keeping the Earth safe from aliens, Kara takes to the skies to protect her world. Her foes include both a sinister extraterrestrial menace and the high-tech terrestrial threat of clever villains with powerful weaponry. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl premieres Mondays at 8/7c on CBS this November. Gotham - The origin story continues in season two of Gotham, and the stakes are higher than ever, as supervillains more ambitious and depraved are introduced, and a realignment of alliances shakes up the fight for power in Gotham City. Season 2 will witness Detective James Gordon's moral compass wavering, as he confronts Gotham's most notorious criminals. At the same time, he will continue his quest to gain the trust of the young Bruce Wayne, who is on a clear path toward the man he is destined to become, after discovering his father's deepest secrets. After the epic turf war that culminated in the events of the season finale, find out what's in store for Season 2. From Warner Bros. Television, Gotham returns this fall, Mondays at 8/7c on FOX. Gotham: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 8. Arrow - After defeating his most formidable foe to date and riding off into the sunset with longtime flame Felicity Smoak, Oliver Queen (a.k.a. The Arrow) left Starling City with the hopes of beginning a new life. But will Oliver ever truly be able to leave behind his past as the Arrow, and, if so, what becomes of the team he has worked so hard to assemble? Will Diggle, Thea, and Laurel be left to continue Oliver's crusade without him? And with Malcolm Merlyn having ascended to the top of the League of Assassins as the new Ra's al Ghul, is anyone really safe? From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW, and Arrow: The Complete Third Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and Digital HD on September 22. The Flash - The cast and creative team behind The CW's highest-rated show of all time, The Flash, speed back to San Diego for their second Comic-Con appearance, bringing with them answers to many of the questions left unanswered in the jaw-dropping Season 1 finale. Following the defeat of Barry Allen's arch-nemesis Eobard Thawne (aka Reverse Flash), Team Flash quickly turned their attention to the singularity swirling high above Central City, which fans last saw consuming everything in its path. Armed with the heart of a hero and the ability to move at super speeds, Barry charged into the eye of the singularity, but will he actually be able to save his city from impending doom? From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW, and The Flash: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and Digital HD on September 22. DC's Legends of Tomorrow- When heroes alone are not enough, the world needs legends. In DC's Legends of Tomorrow, having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat-one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. From the creators of The Flash and Arrow comes this superhero team-up unlike anything that's ever been seen on television before. Combining characters from both shows, in addition to new heroes from the DC Comics pantheon, this epic story lives in an interconnected universe and presents a high-stakes feature film experience with edge-of-your-seat action, time travel, seamless visual effects and an infectiously fun character dynamic that's like a Flash/Arrow crossover times one hundred! From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, DC's Legends of Tomorrow premieres Midseason on The CW. Vixen - Originally from Africa, Mari McCabe's parents were killed by local greed, corruption, and wanton violence. But the orphaned Mari refuses to succumb to the terrors surrounding her. Inheriting her family's Tantu Totem, Mari can access the powers of animals-anything from the super-strength of a gorilla to the speed of a cheetah. As Vixen, she fights valiantly to protect the world from threats like those that claimed her family. This six-episode series debuting on CW Seed this fall, featuring the voices of Stephen Amell (Arrow), Grant Gustin (The Flash), Emily Bett Rickards (Arrow), and Carlos Valdes (The Flash). It follows Mari's path as she first learns to embrace her incredible abilities and discovers the source of the mysterious Tantu Totem's power.

The Science of Star Wars
Saturday July 11, 2015 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 24ABC

Could lightsabers ever be a reality? Does science matter when designing a Star Wars spacecraft? Is Vader really more machine than man? Fon Davis (production designer, Star Wars prequel movies) Emily Manor-Chapman (NASA mission planner), Kieran Dickson (editor, Outerplaces), Travis Langley (editor, Star Wars Psychology), Eliot Sirota (VFX artist), Steve Huff (fight choreographer), and moderator Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia) break down the science behind a galaxy far far away and discuss whether or not Kylo Ren's Force Awakens Lightsaber is genius or sacrilege.

Scream Queens: World Premiere Screening
Saturday July 11, 2015 9:15pm - 10:15pm
Room 6DE

Be the first in the world to see Fox's comedy-horror anthology series Scream Queens. From Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, this killer new series stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigal Breslin, Nasim Pedrad, Oliver Hudson, Skyler Samuels, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Diego Bonita, Glen Powell, Lucien Laviscount, Niecy Nash, Nick Jonas, and Ariana Grande. The show centers on a string of college campus muders. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a designer glove) by its Queen Bitch, Chanel Oberlin (Roberts). But when anti-Kappa Dean Munsch (Curtis) decrees that Kappa must accept all new pledges and not just the school's silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a 20-year-old mystery and a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc.

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Celebrate Pride Month with This List of 63 LGBT Marvel/DC Characters


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After the events of this past Friday, June 2015 is definitely a Pride Month to remember. Thanks to a monumental ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States, marriage equality is finally the law of the land. After decades of fighting for this right, every person in the United States is now free to marry the person they love, regardless of how they identify their gender. This is a big deal, and it's really the perfect way to end this year's monthlong celebration of LGBT pride.

Dallas Comic Shop Opens Late in Anticipation of Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

This ruling comes at a time when comics at the Big Two are focusing on representation in a major way after a few... speed bumps... in the past. Just this past March, I was asking "Where Have All The LGBT Heroes Gone?," but events since then have indicated that representation is once again returning to Marvel and DC. A-Listers like Iceman and Catwoman have come out as gay and bisexual, respectively, and DC has launched queer-led series like "Constantine: The Hellblazer" and "Midnighter." "Secret Wars" series "A-Force," "E Is For Extinction," "Runaways" and "Where Monsters Dwell" also feature LGBT characters. Marvel and DC have come a long way over the past few decades, and you can no longer count the out LGBT characters on one hand.

To celebrate a Pride Month for the history books, we've compiled a massive -- but still nowhere near comprehensive -- list of the LGBT heroes, villains, allies and civilians that populate the pages of Marvel and DC Comics.

1-2. Wiccan & Hulkling (Marvel)

3-4. Mystique & Destiny (Marvel)

5-6. Kyle Jinadu & Northstar (Marvel)

7-8. Phyla-Vell & Moondragon (Marvel)

9. Starman (Mikaal Tomas) (DC)

10. Maxima (DC)

11. Machinesmith (Marvel)

12. Loki (Marvel)

13. Living Lightning (Marvel)

14-15. Howlett & Hercules (Earth-TRN208) (Marvel)

16-17. Obsidian & Damon Matthews (DC)

18. Prodigy (Marvel)

19. Pied Piper (DC)

20. Victoria Hand (Marvel)

21. Striker (Marvel)

22. Union Jack (Brian Falsworth) (Marvel)

23. Tong (Marvel)

24-25. Shrinking Violet & Lightning Lass (DC)

26-27. Scandal Savage & Knockout (DC)

28-29. Shatterstar & Rictor (Marvel)

30. Renee Montoya (DC)

31. Rainmaker (DC)

32. Karma (Marvel)

33-34. Xavin & Karolina Dean (Marvel)

35. Julie Power (Marvel)

36. Coagula (DC)

37. Bunker (DC)

38. Catman (DC)

39. Bling! (Marvel)

40-41. Apollo & Midnighter (DC)

42-43. Maggie Sawyer & Batwoman (DC)

44. America Chavez (Marvel)

45. Anole (Marvel)

46. Green Lantern (Earth-2; Alan Scott) (DC)

47. Daken (Marvel)

48. Cullen Bloodstone (Marvel)

49. Destroyer (Marvel)

50. Jessica Drew (Ultimate) (Marvel)

51. Jackpot (Marvel)

52. Inertia (Marvel)

53. Iceman (Marvel)

54. Icemaiden (DC)

55. Catwoman (Holly Robinson) (DC)

56-57. Gravity Kid & Power Boy (DC)

58-59. Grace & Thunder (DC)

60-61. Catwoman (Eiko Hasigawa) & Selina Kyle (DC)

62. Alysia Yeoh (DC)

63. Colossus (Ultimate) (Marvel)

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