SDCC 2014 List of Announced & Confirmed Panels

In Panel & Autograph News by The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog Staff16 Comments

Kaley cuoco Johnny galecki the big bang theoryThe official San Diego Comic-Con schedule is normally released exactly two weeks before the convention (which would put this year’s release dates on July 10-13), but many properties reveal long before then that they’ll be attending the convention. This is where you can find all of our compiled announcements in one handy master post.

We’ll be updating this post all the way until the schedules are officially announced – and it’s important to note that the schedule is never finalized until Comic-Con International or the various studios/entities reveal it. All schedules are subject to change.

1. Wednesday – Preview Night
2. Thursday – Movies, Television, Comics or Other Panels
3. Friday – Movies, Television, Comics, or Other Panels
4. Saturday – Movies, Television, Comics, or Other Panels
5. Sunday – Movies, Television, Comics, or Other Panels
6. No Date Announced Yet – Movies, Television, Comics, or Other Panels

Wednesday – Preview Night
The Flash.
Constantine.
iZombie
Teen Titans Go!

Thursday
Movies
Columbia Pictures: Goosebumps, Pixels (Indigo Ballroom, 12:30PM-1:30PM). Expected to Appear: Jack Black, Rob Letterman, Chris Columbia (via video).

Sharknado 2: The Second One (Room 6BCF, 7:15PM-8:15PM). Get your chainsaws ready! A #Sharknado is about to hit the Big Apple. Join Sharknado 2: The Second One stars Ian Ziering (Fin Shepard), Tara Reid (April Wexler), Vivica A. Fox (Skye), Kari Wuhrer (Ellen Shepard Brody), Judah Friedlander (Bryan) and Director Anthony C. Ferrante as they take you into the eye of the social media and pop culture storm of the century. Get exclusive details on Syfy’s global blockbuster which will ravage nearly 90 countries this July.

Television
24 (Ballroom 20, 10AM-11AM). JACK IS BACK at Comic-Con, DAMN IT! Kiefer Sutherland takes the stage to celebrate 24’s most iconic moments and highlights of Jack Bauer’s triumphant return in 24: Live Another Day. Catch the exclusive sneak peek at highly-anticipated Blu-ray and DVD featurette, “Worlds Collide,” illustrating how the pulse-pounding storytelling was created for this thrilling new season. Screening and discussion moderated by Executive Producer Jon Cassar to be followed by fan Q&A and more. Expected to Appear: Jon Cassar.

Batman: The Complete Television Series (Hall H, 6PM-7PM). The actors behind Batman, Robin and Catwoman will give fans their first inside sneak peak at the most anticipated home entertainment release in fanboy history. All the details will be revealed, including an initial look at exclusive content, limited edition packaging, and dazzling HD remastered footage from the landmark series. Expected to Appear: Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar. Moderator: Ralph Garman. [1]

Children’s Hospital (Room 24ABC, 6PM-7PM). (New episodes in 2015, Adult Swim): Creator and star Rob Corddry will share an exclusive video sneak peek at season six and will be joined onstage by select members of the show’s cast for a lively — and medically accurate — Q&A. Expected to Appear: Rob Corddry.

Community (Ballroom 20, 2:15PM). Expected to Appear: Dan Harmon, Chris McKenna, “much of the cast”.

Dig (Indigo Ballroom, 11:30AM-12:30PM). The cast and show-runners of the highly anticipated international drama series, DIG, will treat Comic-Con attendees to a dynamic panel discussion, giving a peek at what viewers can expect when DIG premieres on USA Network in the Fall. The panel will feature series’ stars Golden Globe nominee Jason Isaacs (“Harry Potter”), Emmy Award winner Anne Heche (“Hung”), Emmy Award-nominated actress Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under”) and Alison Sudol (A Fine Frenzy). Additional panelists include co-creators and executive producers Gideon Raff (“Homeland”), Tim Kring (“Heroes”) and DIG pilot director SJ Clarkson

Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog (Room 6BCF, 8:30PM-10PM). Join the fun and sing along as the California Browncoats screen Internet sensation Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Enter the horrible costume contest and win horrible prizes in four categories. Best Dr. Horrible, Captain Hammer, Penny, and “other” character from the show; and a grand prize awarded to one well prepared individual for “Best in Show”. DO NOT BOUNCE!

Hannibal (Ballroom 20, 4:45PM). Expected to Appear: Bryan Fuller, Caroline Dhavernas, Aaron Abrams, Scott Thompson, More. [1, 2]

Legends (Room 6A, 12:30PM-1:30PM). Exclusive first look at TNT’s Legends! From Homeland producers Howard Gordon and Alexander Cary and Fringe co-executive producer David Wilcox, and starring Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), this new suspense-filled drama centers around, an undercover agent working for the FBI’s Deep Cover Operations (DCO) division with the uncanny ability to transform himself into a completely different person for each job. But after an encounter with a mysterious stranger, he begins to wonder: Is he the man he believes himself to be? Following the screening, stars and producers will provide fans with an exclusive sneak peek at this new series and an opportunity to hear about the exciting first season.

Meet the Flinstones, Meet George Jetson: Hanna Barbera Beginnings (Room 24ABC, 2:30PM-3:30PM). Wouldn’t it be great to be a fly on the wall in 1963 in Hanna Barbera Studios with 3 men who helped make it such an essential part of cartoon history?  SDCC special guest, animator Willie Ito, gathers his friends and cohorts Tony Benedict (writer: Flintstones, The Jetsons) and Jerry Eisenberg (layout artist: Flintstones, Jetsons) to discuss what made early Hanna Barbera into the powerhouse of cartoon history it became.  Moderated by Leslie Combemale (Film Artist advocate/owner ArtInsights Animation & Film Art Gallery).  Expected to Appear: Willie Ito, Tony Benedict, Jerry Eisenberg, Leslie Combemale.

Penny Dreadful (Ballroom 20, 6PM). Expected to Appear: Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney, Harry Treadaway, Josh Logan. Moderator: Aisha Tyler.

Reign (Ballroom 20, 1:15PM-2:00PM): Panel & Exclusive Sneak Preview – The saga of Mary, Queen of Scots continues when REIGN returns for its second season this fall. Mary and Francis will rule a nation burning with plague, famine and religious strife. Powerful lords will rise from the ashes, fears and superstitions will take terrifying forms and marriages deemed sacred will be violated, all as Mary tries to save herself and her friends, and Francis learns his true enemy might be his own family. An exclusive sneak preview at what’s to come in Season 2 will be followed by a panel discussion with cast members Adelaide Kane (“Teen Wolf”), Megan Follows (“Anne of Green Gables”) and Toby Regbo (“Mr. Nobody”), along with Executive Producer Laurie McCarthy. The panel discussion will be moderated by Meeta Agrawal, Executive Editor at Entertainment Weekly.

Scorpion (Ballroom 20, 12:05PM-1:10PM): Exclusive Premiere Screening & Panel – Discover the new CBS drama coming this fall, based on the true story of Walter O’Brien, an eccentric genius with the world’s fourth-highest I.Q. who has created a company of brilliant misfits who use their mental muscle to defend the planet against complex high-tech threats of the modern age. In this high-octane thrill ride from the makers of “Star Trek,” “Transformers,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and “The Fast and The Furious,” O’Brien’s team uses their exceptional brainpower to solve the nation’s crises, while also helping each other learn how to fit in. The exclusive screening of the pilot episode will be followed by a panel discussion with the real-life Walter O’Brien and series stars Elyes Gabel (“World War Z”), Robert Patrick (“Terminator 2”), Katharine McPhee (“Smash”) and Executive Producers Nick Santora, Nicholas Wootton, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Justin Lin. The panel discussion will be moderated by Sandra Gonzalez, Senior Television Reporter at Mashable.com.

The Heroes of Star Wars Rebels (Room 6BCF, 6PM-7PM). The Empire. The Rebellion. The Beginning. Star Wars Rebels, Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated animated series detailing the start of the fight against the evil Empire, is coming this fall — but fans can get a big sneak peek at San Diego Comic-Con. Expected to Appear: Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, and Taylor Gray, along with Executive Producers Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg.

Teen Wolf (Ballrom 20, 3:30PM-4:30PM). Expected to Appear: Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, Shelley Hennig, Dylan Sprayberry, and Executive Producer Jeff Davis.

Under The Dome (Ballroom 20, 11PM-12PM): Panel & Exclusive Sneak Preview – The hit summer series is back for its second season, with higher stakes and catastrophic developments that leave no one safe under the dome. The inhabitants of Chester’s Mill must decide who to rally behind as Big Jim continues to fight for the town’s trust and allegiance, all while resources dwindle and the post-apocalyptic conditions continue to intensify. There are new faces, bigger mysteries, betrayed alliances and monumental revelations about the dome, which will lead to a shocking discovery of what is behind it. Follow us on this journey back under the dome, where you can’t always believe what you see and nothing is impossible. An exclusive sneak preview at what’s to come in season 2 will be followed by a panel discussion with cast members Mike Vogel (“Bates Motel”), Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”), Rachelle Lefevre (“Twilight”), Alexander Koch, Colin Ford and Eddie Cahill with Executive Producer Neal Baer.

Wander Over Yonder (Room 25ABC, 2PM). Stars Jack McBrayer, April Winchell and Tom Kenny join creator and executive producer Craig McCracken to reveal exclusive clips from upcoming episodes and participate in a Q&A.  The panel will also feature sneak peaks of two new animated shows coming to Disney XD.

Witches of East End (Room 6DE, 5:45PM-6:45PM). Darkness Is Rising! Get an exclusive look at what’s in store as season two unfolds, plus an audience Q&A with the entire star-studded cast – Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rachel Boston, Mädchen Amick, Daniel DiTomasso, and Eric Winter, plus Executive Producers Rich Hatem (Supernatural, Grimm) and Maggie Friedman (Eastwick). Expected to Appear: Jenna Dewan Tatum, Julia Ormond, Madchen Amick, Rachel Boston, Eric Winter, and Daniel DiTomasso.

Comics
Batman 75: Legends of the Dark Knight (3:30PM). Expected to Appear: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Geoff Johns.

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund – Using Graphic Novels in Education. (Room 30CDE, 12PM-1PM).

Comics Arts Conference Session #1: Comics and Nations (Room 26AB, 10:30AM-12PM). Aerum Jeong (University of California, Los Angeles) examines how Lob and Rochette’s graphic novel trilogy Le Transperceneige and the filmic adaptation Snowpiercer use local cultural and political motifs to construct a space in which the readers/viewers can imagine themselves as part of a nation. Expected to Appear: Aerum Jeong, Sam Cannon, Cathy Thomas.

Comics Arts Conference Session #2: Clouds or Sunshine: Forecasting How Business and Law Will Affect Creativity in Comics (Room 26AB, 12PM-1PM). Law professor Marc H. Greenberg (Golden Gate University School of Law) and business professor and futurist Rob Salkowitz (University of Washington), authors of Comic Art, Creativity and the Law and Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture, consider how changes such as derivative copyright law, digital delivery of comics, and transmediation will affect the creative process and the comics industry in the near and long-term future.  Expected to Appear: Marc H. Greenberg.

Comics Arts Conference Session #3: British Comics, Genre, and the Special Relationship with American Comics (Room 26AB, 1PM-2:30PM). Chris Murray (University of Dundee) discusses the often overlooked and peculiar history of British Superheroes, arguing that they reflect the changing relationship between the two countries in the aftermath of World War II. Expected to Appear: Chris Murray, Julia Round, Phillip Vaughan.

Comics Arts Conference Session #4: Teaching Critical Comics in an Era of Standardization and the Common Core: The Pragmatics of a Transformative Pedagogy (Room 26AB, 2:30PM-3:30PM). Antero Garcia (Colorado State University) and Peter Carlson (Green Dot Public Schools) provide educators with specific planning and facilitation strategies for using graphic novels and comics in the classroom to enhance student participation, academic discourse, and achievement.  Expected to Appear: Antero Garcia, Peter Carlson.

Comics on Comics LIVE!. (Room 26AB, 8:30PM-10PM). Expected to Appear: Javi Grillo Marxuach, Rich Johnston, Jon Schnepp, and more.

Digital Comics (12PM-1PM). Expected to Appear: Rita Piccolo, Colleen Coover, Batton Lash, Jeff Smith, Paul Tobin. Moderator Mark Waid.

Hip-Hop & Comics: Cultures Combining (7PM).

Making A Living in Manga in Japan. Expected to Appear: Deb Aoki, Felipe Smith, Jamie Lynn Lano, Steve Cummings.

Skybound’s The Walking Dead (Room 6A). Dive into the world of the Eisner award-winning graphic novel The Walking Dead with creator Robert Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard. Panel will be moderated by The Walking Dead editor Sean Mackiewicz. Expected to Appear: Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard. Moderator: Sean Mackiewicz.

Spotlight on Dan Slott. Expected to Appear: Dan Slott. Moderator: Jill Pantozzi [1, 2]

The Writer’s Journey. Expected to Appear: Brandon Easton. [1]

Other Panels
2000 AD Zarjaz Hour (Room 29A, 2PM). Expected to Appear: Jock, Chris Burnham, Henry Flint, and Michael Carroll.

ASIFA-HOLLYWOOD Presents Animation in Video Games (Room 5AB, 4PM-5PM). What does it take to animate a video game? How does animation in video games differ from conventional animated media and where does it overlap? ASIFA-Hollywood invites you to join the panel for a lively discussion on the wide array of disciplines and possibilities in video game animation, which will include artists who have experience in CG key frame, motion capture, sprites, hand-drawn and dynamic animation. This is a panel aspiring game animators don’t want to miss!

Breaking Barriers: Transgender Trends in Popular Culture (Room 28DE, 5PM-6PM). In recent years, transgender creators have gained visibility in comics, movies, and television after long being consigned to the shadows. From coming out and transition to navigating gender politics in a world still struggling to understand, cartoonists, writers, and filmmakers are investing their work with unique personal experiences as their characters learn to live and love in new and unexpected ways. Expected to Appear: Dylan Edwards, Melanie Gillman, J.D. Saxon, Elizabeth Lain, Ashley Love, Michelle Nolan. Moderator: Tara Madison.

Costumes as a Career (Room 23ABC, 5PM-6PM). Ever wanted to know what it takes to design costumes for some of the biggest TV shows and movies? I.A.T.S.E. Union Local 892 Costumer Designers Guild has put together a panel of experts to fill you in. Expected to Appear: Kristin Burke (Sleepy Hollow), Brigitta Romanov (Glee), Gina Dedomenico (Godzilla), Cate Adair (Vice President, Costume Designers Guild Local 892 Union), Eddie Marks (Western Costume Company), Celia Sedwick Rogus (Creative Director, FIDM Film & TV Costume Design Advanced Study Program) and Shane Mahan (Co-Founder of Legacy Effects). Moderated by Chrisi Karvonides (UCLA – Theater Film & TV Costume Design Program Department Head, CDG Member).

Fairy Tale Remix. (Room 32AB, 12-1PM) Tor Teen author Ben Tripp (The Accidental Highwayman) joins Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles) and others that will give insight to the fairy tales of old, and new!

#FreeBabylon5. A fan campaign to revitalize the Babylon 5 franchise.

FUNimation Panel (Room 26AB, 4:30PM).

How Fan Fiction Can Lead to Being a Professional (11AM-12PM). Expected to Appear: Justin Robinson, Katherine Fugate, Melissa Good, Nancy Holder, Dru Pagliassotti, Nancy Cornell-Healy, Sherri Rabinowitz.

How To Get News Coverage (Room 8, 11:30AM). Expected to Appear: Tanya Tate.

I Know That Voice: Insights from the Cutting Room Floor (Room 25ABC, 1PM-2PM). John DiMaggio (executive producer of IKTV, also the voice of Bender from Futurama, Jake The Dog from Adventure Time, IFC’s Out There, and many more) has reassembled the cast and crew of IKTV to take a deep-dive into the hundreds of hours of documentary footage that didn’t make it to the big screen. Panelists Fred Tatasciore (Hulk, Ben 10, Mad), Andrea Romano (25-time Emmy nominee, 8-time Emmy winner for Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, and more), Rob Paulsen (Darkwing Duck, Animaniacs), Lawrence Shapiro (director, IKTV), Dee Bradley Baker (Gravity Falls, Phineas and Ferb), Rob Paulsen (voice actor, Darkwing Duck, Animaniacs) and Steve Broback (Tweet House, IKTV Social Team), will discuss behind the scenes stories, techniques that voice actors use to deliver great performances, and much more!

LGBT Geek Year in Review (Room 28DE, 6PM-7PM). In the past few years, the geek world has been filled with many noteworthy moments of importance to the queer fan. Some were fabulous, some were unfortunate, some were misguided and some were “blink and you missed it”. Expected to Appear: Diane Anderson-Minshall, Trish Bendix, Matt Kane, and Sean Z. Maker.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (12:30PM). Expected to Appear: Michael de Plater, Phil Straub, Christian Cantamessa, Troy Baker.

The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con: Positive Portrays of Women in Pop Culture (Room 7AB, 3PM-4PM). Expected to Appear: Jane Espenson, Jennifer K. Stuller. [1]

Musical Anatomy of a Superhero (Indigo Ballroom, 3PM-4PM). Leading Hollywood composers discuss the process of creating the musical voice behind the superhero, explain the challenges when bringing a comic book character or story to life and writing music to reflect the story line.  Panelists will show film clips of their work, some from never-before-seen projects. Event produced by Costa Communications. Expected to Appear: Brian Tyler (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ironman 3), Tyler Bates (Guardians of The Galaxy, 300, Watchmen), Graeme Revell (Fox’s Gotham, Daredevil, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider), John Ottman (X-Men: Days of Future Past, X2, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer), Blake Neely (CW’s The Flash, Arrow, No Ordinary Family), Christophe Beck (Frozen, Edge of Tomorrow, Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

TheOneRing.Net: An Unofficial Look At The Final Middle-Earth Film “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (Indigo Ballroom, 5PM-6PM).

PodCRASH Live (Room 25ABC, 7PM). Expected to Appear: Judah Friedlander, Steve Agee, Yoshi Obayashi, Tommy Bechtold, Stephen Kramer Glickman, Chris Gore.

The Psychology of Cult TV. Expected to Appear: Janina Scarlet, Travis Langley, Ali Mattu, and Billy San Juan.

Robotech (Room 6DE, 7PM).

Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature (Room 5AB, 11AM-12PM). Expected to Appear: Marie Lu.

Shonen Jump (10AM). Expected to Appear: Junko Takeuchi.

Taming The Web (Room 24ABC, 10:30AM). Scheduled to Appear: Leah Cevoli.

That Again? Avoiding Repition in Animated Features (Room 26AB, 3:30PM-4:30PM). In recent years, animated features have enjoyed an enormous financial success: The three top-grossing animated films of 2013 accounted for 10% of the total US box office. Despite this unprecedented success, critics and filmmakers have complained of a sameness creeping into the design and story of many films. Charles Solomon, an internationally respected critic and author of sixteen books on the subject, will lead the discussion about the state of the animated feature and its future as both a medium of artistic expression and a financially viable form of filmmaking. Expected to Appear: David Silverman, Doug Sweetland and Morishima Taro.

When Magic & Myth Meet Main Street, Room (Room 25ABC, 3-4pm) When stories mix modern cities like Paris, LA, New York with magic, myth and demon spawn they are collectively known as Urban Fantasy, and many of today’s popular authors are adding their otherworldly ingredients to the melting pots of modern (and not-so-modern) society. Join some of today’s top urban fantasy authors, including Greg van Eekhout (California Bones), Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire and others as they discuss why something old with something new equals gold.

WONDERBOOK: Writers on Creativity and Inspiration (Room 28DE, 10AM). Expected to Appear: Jeff Vandermeer, Lev Grossman, Charles Yu, Anina Bennett, Paul Guinan, Ann VanderMeer moderator.

 

Friday
Movies
The Maze Runner (Announced, Unconfirmed). Expected to Appear: Dylan O’Brien, James Dashner, Wes Ball, Scodelario, Will Poulter. [1]

The Musk of Tusk: An Evening With Kevin Smith (Hall H, 6:35PM-8:35PM). Ask ComiKev questions and get ready to say #WalrusYes as Kev premieres the trailer to his first film in three years.

Television
The 100 (Room 6BCF, 3:15PM-4:15PM). After the stunning events in the season finale, join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars as well as executive producer Jason Rothenberg. Expected to Appear: Jason Rothenberg.

Archer (Indigo Ballroom, 5PM-6PM). Screening and Q&A: Archer is an animated comedy that revolves around the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and its employees who use every covert operation and global crisis as another excuse to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain. Come see an exclusive screening of an original short animation piece created specifically for SDCC, plus the upcoming never-before-seen season six premiere episode. Then join The Voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash and Lucky Yates, plus creator Adam Reed and co-executive producer Casey Willis as they discuss bringing this animated series to life. Expected to Appear: H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Lucky Yates, Adam Reed, Casey Willis.

Arrow (Ballroom 20, 5:30PM-6:30PM). Arrow series stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne and John Barrowman — with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg — will take aim at San Diego with a special video presentation and panel discussion previewing the show’s upcoming and highly-anticipated third season. Expected to Appear: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne, John Barrowman, Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg.

Banshee (Room 6A, 7:15PM-8:15PM). Expected to Appear: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Geno Segers, and Jonathan Tropper. [1]

Bates Motel (Room 6A, 3:30PM-4:30PM). Showrunners Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin will debut a new video with the cast before a Q&A with stars Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Olivia Cooke and Nestor Carbonell.

The Big Bang Theory (Ballroom 20, 10AM-11AM). Back by popular demand! The Big Bang Theory writers are back in San Diego and ready to share secrets behind TV’s #1 comedy.

Bob’s Burgers (Indigo Ballroom, 4PM-5PM). You never know what to expect from the cast and producers of Bob’s Burgers. Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive and the hilarious cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy will entertain with never-before-seen footage followed by a Q&A panel discussion. Expected to Appear: Loren Bouchard, Jim Dauterive, H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, John Roberts, Kristen Schall, Larry Murphy.

Bones (Ballroom 20, 12:30PM-1:30PM). Fan favorites David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel and Executive Producer Stephen Nathan return to Comic-Con to share secrets from the set, upcoming twists and turns and what’s in store for Booth and Brennan as Bones enters its milestone tenth season. Expected to Appear: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Stephen Nathan.

Brickleberry (Room 25ABC, 5:30PM-6:30PM). Live table read and never-before-seen episode of Comedy Central’s hilarious Brickleberry! Join creators and executive producers Waco O’Guin and Roger Black along with David Herman (Futurama), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Jerry Minor (Eastbound & Down) and Natasha Leggero (Suburgatory, Burning Love) for a so-wrong-it’s-right live reading and all new episode, as well as a Q&A with producers and stars. Expected to Appear: Waco O’Guin, Roger Black, David Herman, Tom Kenny, Jerry Minor, Natasha Leggero.

The Chair (Marriott Hall 1&2, 1:30PM). Expected to Appear: Chris Moore, Zachary Quinto, Shane Dawson, Anna Martemucci.

Dominion (Room 6DE, 5:30pM-6:30PM). When angels wage war on humans, you can bet it’ll make for one hell of a Comic-Con panel. Join series’ stars Chris Egan (Alex Lannon), Tom Wisdom (Archangel Michael), Roxanne McKee (Claire Riesen), Alan Dale (General Riesen), Anthony Stewart Head (Senator David Whele) and Executive Producer Vaun Wilmott as they initiate you into the world of Dominion, Syfy’s all-new hit series. They’ll also share details about what goes on behind the scenes in post-apocalyptic Vega.

Game Your Brain to Superhero Status. National Geographic Channel’s Eric LeClerc, David Rees, Tony Gonzalez and Armand Dorian for a series of interactive experiments that will mess with your mind and show you that what may seem superhuman is actually within your reach. Expected to Appear: Eric LeClerc, David Rees, Tony Gonzalez, Armand Dorian.

Gravity Falls (Room 6A, 1PM). Creator and executive producer Alex Hirsch joins Kristen Schaal, Jason Ritter and Thurop Van Orman for a Q&A and to share clips from the show’s upcoming season.  The panel will also feature sneak peaks of two new animated shows coming to Disney XD

Husbands (Room 23ABC, 5PM-6PM). Expected to Appear: Jane Espenson, Brad Bell, Sean Hemeon, Eli Gonda, Jenna Busch

iZombie (Room 6BCF, 11:30AM-12:30PM). iZOMBIE makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), newcomer Rahul Kohli and Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), as well as executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). Expected to Appear: Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, Rob Thomas, Diane Ruggiero-Wright.

Legend of Korra: Book Three (Ballroom 20, 11:15AM-12:15PM).

Mike Tyson Mysteries (Indigo Ballroom, 2:30PM-3:15PM). In this new animated comedy series, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets … by solving mysteries! Join us for a first look at this new adult animated series and a can’t-miss panel featuring Mike Tyson, Rachel Ramras (MAD), Jim Rash (Community) and producer Hugh Davidson (The Looney Tunes Show). Expected to Appear: Mike Tyson, Rachel Ramras, Jim Rash, Hugh Davidson.

The Originals (Ballroom 20, 4:15PM-5:15PM). Last season’s top new series on The CW returns to Comic-Con! Join executive producer Julie Plec, co-executive producer Michael Narducci and series stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes and Danielle Campbell for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. Expected to Appear: Julie Plec, Michael Narducci, Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes, Danielle Campbell.

Outlander (Room 6A, 2:15PM-3:15PM). Expected to Appear: Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore, Author Diana Gabaldon, and cast including Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Graham McTavish and Lotte Verbeek.

Sleepy Hollow (Room 6BCF, 5:45PM-6:45PM). Executive Producers Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Fringe, Spider Man 2), Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall) Mark Goffman and Heather Kadin return to Comic-Con with the breakout show of the year, featuring an exclusive look at the highly-anticipated second season followed by a fan Q&A featuring cast members Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, John Noble, Orlando Jones, Lyndie Greenwood and Katia Winter! Expected to Appear: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, John Noble, Orlando Jones, Lydne Greenwood, Katia Winter.

Space Command (Room 25, 8PM). A new and original science fiction franchise created by award-winning writer/director Marc Scott Zicree (Sliders), Space Command boasts an impressive cast headed by Robert Picardo, Bill Mumy, Doug Jones and Mira Furlan. ll attendees will receive a free signed poster. Expected to Appear: Doug Jones, Robert Picardo.

Vikings (Room 6A, 4:45PM-5:45PM). VIKINGS returns to SDCC fresh from the season three set. Travis Fimmel (Ragnar), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo) and Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn) along with Michael Hirst (writer/creator) and Julian Hobbs (VP Scripted & Non-Fiction Development & Programming, HISTORY) will reveal an exclusive sneak peek of the new season. Don’t miss out – come join them and find out what the gods have in store for season three! Expected to Appear: Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Alexander Ludwig, Michael Hirst, Jullian Hobbs.

The Walking Dead (Hall H, 12:20PM-1:20PM). Expected to Appear: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chad Coleman, Michael Cudlitz, as well as Executive Producers Scott Gimple, Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman, Greg Nicotero, and David Alpert.

Comics
A Career In The Comics: How I Started & What I Learned (1PM2-PM). Expected to Appear: Rita Piccolo.

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund – Dr. Wertham’s War on Comics (Room 30CDE, 12PM-1PM).

Comics Arts Conference #5: Rescued by Batman: Finding Hope in Something Terrible (Room 26AB, 10:30AM-11:30AM). Superhero comic books are often dismissed or derided as “power fantasies” or “escapism,” but is that always a negative? Incongruous as it may seem for Dean Trippe’s Something Terrible to deal with childhood trauma, sexual abuse, and Batman, Trippe has used his comic to deal with his own past, which has then helped other people with difficult backgrounds. Expected to Appear: Tommy Cash, Dean Trippe.

Comics Arts Conference #6: Comics and Form (Room 26AB, 11:30AM-1PM). Storytelling in comic books and graphic novels relies on an array of diverse and powerful techniques that engage readers and construct a sense of time and space in fictional “realities,” to varying degrees of success.  Expected to Appear: Keegan Lannon, Aaron Poppleton, Michael J. Muniz, Poe Johnson, Amal Shafek.

Comics Arts Conference #7: Comics and Gender (Room 26AB, 1PM-2:30PM). ow sexist are superhero comic books? How fairly do comic book creators depict females and femininity, and how do we view the creators who attempt to introduce feminist values? Expected to Appear: Rebecca Sader, Matthew J. Brown, Annamarie O’Brien.

Comics Arts Conference #8: Who Created Batman? (Room 26AB, 2:30PM-3:30PM). Who really created Batman? Was it the Caped Crusader’s officially credited creator, Bob Kane, or was it his secret collaborator, Bill Finger? What did editor Vince Sullivan, artist Jerry Robinson, writer Gardner Fox, and others contribute when first shaping Batman mythos from the Dark Knight’s debut in 1939 until he gained a young crime-fighting partner, a clownish arch-foe, and a feline femme fatale one year later? Pulling from interviews, biographies, personal communications, and external evidence, experts conduct a forensic investigation into this question of historical, cultural, and ethical importance. Expected to Appear: Dr. Travis Langley, Tom Andrae, Anthena Finger, Marc Tyler Nobleman, Denny O’Neil, Brad Ricca, Jens Robinson, Michael Ulsan, Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson.

LGBT Comics For Young Readers (Room 28DE, 2PM-3PM). Comics are a universal medium presenting us with an amazing range of stories and characters including more LGBT stories and characters than ever before. Since comics appeal to young and old alike, how do creators use the medium to present LGBT content and characters for younger audiences? What comics are out there for teens and younger readers? How can parents, librarians and educators introduce such books to young people? Expected to Appear: Brian Andersen, Charles “Zan” Christensen, Dusty Jack, Mahou Shounen, Grace Ellison, Dan Parent, Robert Paul, and Elizabeth Watasin.

Words & Pictures/Graphic Novel (Room 9, 3PM). Expected to Appear: Michael Cho.

Other Panels

101 Ways to Kill a Man, Room (Room 32AB, 1-2pm). Coming up with creative ways to commit mayhem and murder is the lifeblood of these talented thriller authors. A fatal chimera virus; hybridized bioengineered parasites; murderous microchips; lethal electric stimuli; deathstrike via satellite targeting. How many ways can you kill someone? Join top thriller authors Tobias Buckell (Hurricane Fever), Greg Hurwitz (Don’t Look Back) and others as they discuss the art of delivering deadly thrills. But don’t worry too much. A little light reading never killed anyone.

60 Years of Seducation: Right, Wrong & Wertham (Room 9, 8AM-9PM).

ASIFA-HOLLYWOOD Presents: The State of the Animation Industry (Room 4, 5PM-6PM). How is animation doing in 2014? How can I enter the field? Is 2D dead? Join panelists Miguel Jiron (Despicable Me 2), Raul Garcia (Melon Digital S.L.), Brooke Keesling (Cartoon Network), Steve Hulett (The Animation Guild), Danny Young (Blurr Studios), and moderated by Tom Sito (Beauty and the Beast, Shrek). From motion picture production to creating animated shorts for the internet, the panel will discuss the industry across all disciplines as it is today, and how animators find and create jobs. The panel will include professionals from major and independent studios, gaming, and commercial production.

Assault on Arkham. Expected to Appear: Kevin Conroy.

Brands Gone Geek (Room 24ABC, 4PM-5PM). Expected to Appear: Ed Catto, Kris Longo.

Collecting The Simpsons (Room 29A, 7PM-8PM). Expected to Appear: Ken Gartin.

Conversation with Chip Kidd (Room 28DE, 5PM). Expected to Appear: Chip Kidd, Michael Cho.

Cosplay Makeup 101 (Room 29A, 2PM-3PM). his panel goes into what it takes to perfect your cosplay by having great makeup to go with it. It will cover beauty makeup, appliance application, special fx makeup, sculpting, molding, and casting. Expected to Appear: Dawn “Siryn” Banks, Chrissy Lynn, Aubriana Zurilgen, Angie Davis, and Daniela Bernotas.

Costume Illustration (Room 23ABC, 1PM-2PM). The hottest costume illustrators of the day will talk about their latest blockbuster projects, the creative process, and what it’s like working with some of the top costume designers. Expected to Appear: Alan Villanueva (The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1 & 2), Constantine Sekeris (Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice), Christian Cordella (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Phillip Boutte Jr. (X-Men: Days of Future Past), and Arianne Phillips (Kingsman).

Edgar R. Burroughs panel (Room 8, 10:30AM-11:30AM). Expected to Appear: Diana Leto.

Fandom, Transmedia & Transformative Works (Room 26AB, 7:30PM-8:30PM). Expected to Appear: Orlando Jones, M. Flourish Klink.

Hasbro: Star Wars (Room 7AB: 12PM-1PM). Join members of the Hasbro brand and design team including Jeff Labovitz (director, Global Brand Marketing, Hasbro), Bill Rawley (design manager, Hasbro), and more as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line. Attendees will also get a sneak peek of upcoming, never-before-seen action figures from the highly anticipated Star Wars Rebels animated series.

Is It Steampunk? (12PM-1PM). You’ve heard of Steampunk, but what exactly distinguishes this unique sub-genre from other branches of Science Fiction?  Join an all-star panel of Steampunk experts as they dissect and debate pop culture examples of literature, movies, TV, video games, comics and more in a rapid-fire showdown that will push boundaries and defy expectations in a quest to finally answer the question, “is it Steampunk?” Expected to Appear: Andrew Fogel, Paul Guinan, Anina Bennett, Claire “Shoom’Iah” Hummel, Thomas Wileford.

Mega64 (Room 6DE, 8PM).

Popular Media in the Elementary Classroom (Room 29A, 5PM-6PM). Expected to Appear: Danielle L.

Queer Horror (Room 28DE, 7PM-8PM). Horror films, TV shows, books and comics are more popular than ever. Authors, filmmakers and comics creators are always looking for new twists to the medium including presenting LGBT subtext, plot elements and characters. But does a gay horror genre exist, and if so what makes it different from mainstream horror? Do queer horror creators bring a different sensibility to the medium? Has the current surge of LGBTQ acceptance and civil rights influenced the horror genre? Expected to Appear: Jeffrey Reddick, JT Seaton, Tim Sullivan, Michael Varrati. Moderator: Sean Abley.

Reading With Pictures – Getting the Most Out Of Graphic Novels In Your Classroom & Library (Room 29A, 4PM-5PM).

Science of Science Fiction (Room 7AB, 6PM-7PM). Expected to Appear: Kevin Grazier, Jessica Cail, Andrea Letamendi, Phil Plait, Nicole Perlman, Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, and moderator Stephen Cass.

Spike and Mike’s Sick & Twisted Gauntlet of Animation (Room 6BCF, 9:30PM-11:30PM). You, the lunatic fringe crowd will vote on the new Sick & Twisted films, Love or Hate!  These grossed out monocle spinning short animations are sure to make you scream out in laughter, yell for mommy in terror and get you more excited than prom night!

Spotlight on Batton Lash (Room 4). Expected to Appear: Batton Lash. Moderator: Rob Salkowitz.

Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight (Room 7AB, 3PM-4PM). Ralph McQuarrie’s art for the original Star Wars trilogy is introduced to a new generation of young readers in Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight. Join New York Times bestselling author Tony DiTerlizzi as he talks about the conceptualization of this project and the process, challenges, and privileges of writing to the works of a legend. Moderated by J.W. Rinzler (executive editor, Lucasfilm).

Star Wars: Collectibles Update (Room 7AB, 1PM-2PM). Join eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles for product development insights and exclusive previews of the latest in Star Wars collectibles. Moderated by Anita Castellar of Lucas Licensing.

Star Wars: A New Dawn (Room 7AB, 2PM-3PM). The new era of Star Wars storytelling begins in September with Star Wars: A New Dawn. Join New York Times bestselling author John Jackson Miller, Shelly Shapiro (editor, Del Rey), Frank Parisi (editor, Del Rey), Jennifer Heddle (senior editor, Lucasfilm), Pablo Hidalgo (Lucasfilm Story Group), Vanessa Marshall (Hera in Star Wars Rebels), along with Dave Filoni (executive producer, Star Wars Rebels), as they discuss the planning and process of Star Wars: A New Dawn, and present the list of upcoming Star Wars novels from Del Rey.

Star Wars Origami (Room 7AB, 10AM-11AM). Origami Master folder Chris Alexander (author of Star Wars Origami) demonstrates and teaches the master folding techniques to make Star Wars origami figures. Attendees will fold an exclusive Comic-Con model along with other art from the Star Wars universe. Materials included!

Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy (Room 7AB, 11AM-12PM). For the first time, Lucasfilm has opened its Archives to present comprehensive storyboards for the original Star Wars trilogy — the world-changing A New Hope and its operatic sequels, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi — as well as never-before-published art from early conceptual and deleted scenes, in a new book from Abrams: Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy. Former ILM art director Joe Johnston will discuss the newest addition to the Abrams Star Wars library, and the singular experience of creating the iconic trilogy’s storyboards with his stellar art dept team. Johnston won an Academy Award for Best Visual effects for his work on Raiders of the Lost Ark, and has directed Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, The Rocketeer, Jumanji, Jurassic Park III, Hidalgo, and Captain America: The First Avenger. Moderated by Lucasfilm editor J.W. Rinzler.

Teen Wolf Fanworks Discussion (Room 29A, 11AM-12PM). Join panelists daunt (artist), febricant (Not As Described), magneticwave (we knew every line), rashaka (The Next Level Is Real), the_deep_magic (Pack Up; Don’t Stray), and zjofierose (Holding Your Own Weight) for an in-depth discussion on Teen Wolf Fanworks. We’ll talk about process, tropes, controlling one’s own fandom space, interacting with other members of the fandom, the challenges vs joys of creating fanworks, and more. Expected to Appear: daunt, febricant, magneticwave, rashaka, the_deep_magic, zjofierose.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour (Room 8, 8:30PM). Expected to Appear: Molly Quinn, Janet Varney, Paul & Storm, Autumn Reeser.

TV Pilot Writing. Gray Jones moderates a TV Writer’s chat about pilot writing. Expected to Appear: Jen Grisanti, Lisa Alden, Bill Taub, William Rabkin, Carole Kirschner. [1, 2]

Vengeance & Villains (Room 32AB, 10AM-11AM). Come hear your favorite authors talk about the dubious bad guys they write about and the characters that teach them a lesson. Expected to Appear: Rachel Caine, Marie Lu, Arwen Elys Dayton, Ann Aguirre, Kimberly Derting, Kiersten White, Allen Zadoff, Tobias Buckbell. Moderator: Michael Carroll. [1]

Women Below the Line (Room 26AB, 3:30PM-4:30PM). We will explore the non-tradition rolls of women in the Comic and the Entertainment industry. We will talk to female editors, illustrators, prop fabricators, stunt professional, assistant directors and creature creators, in the industry. The discussion is focused on success stories, and how to follow your dreams in the industry, while exploring “gender rolls” in the creative professions. Expected to Appear: Sheyne Fleischer, Tess Fowler Gutierrez, Alicia Minette, Marisha Ray, Aubriana Zurligen.

Worst Cartoons Ever (Room 6BCF, 8:15PM-9:15PM). For the 10th year, Jerry Beck (Cartoon Research) will once again compile a new selection of the most terribly written, ugliest drawn and unintentionally funniest animated films ever made. Cartoons include Mighty Mr. Titan (a physical fitness superhero) and Super President (a one-man weapon of mass destruction)! Be sure to enjoy some of the worst there is out there in this hilarious salute.

Zombie Myths & Misconceptions (8:30PM-9:30PM). Expected to Appear: Bradley Voytek, Matt Mogk.

 

Saturday
Movies
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Hall H, 10AM). Expected to Appear: Peter Jackson.

Jupiter Ascending (Hall H, 10AM).

Mad Max: Fury Road (Hall H, 10AM). Expected to Appear: George Miller.

Television
American Dad (Ballroom 20, 2PM-2:45PM). Join us for an exclusive look at the new season of American Dad—soon to be in all new episodes on TBS – as well as a Q&A with fans featuring Dee Bradley Baker (Phineas and Ferb, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Executive Producers Matt Weitzman and Brian Boyle, and more. Expected to Appear: Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Weitzman, Brian Boyle.

American Horror Story (Room 6DE, 7PM-8PM). Who’s the baddest witch in town? For the first time ever, the critically acclaimed miniseries visits Comic-Con with an exclusive look back at AHS: Coven followed by an all-star panel featuring AHS cast members Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Michael Chiklis, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts, and Executive Producer Tim Minear. The panel will also treat fans to some exclusive secrets from the set of the next franchise installment, AHS: Freak Show. Expected to Appear: Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Michael Chiklis, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts, and Executive Producer Tim Minear.

Ascension (Room 6DE, 3:15PM-4:15PM). In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of people on a century-long voyage to find a new home for humanity. Lucky for us, three of those people were Tricia Helfer (Viondra Denninger), Brian Van Holt (Captain William Denninger) and Andrea Roth (Juliet Bryce).  Join them, the rest of the cast and Executive Producer Philip Levens as they give you an exclusive look deep into space—and the mysteries that unfold there—in Syfy’s hotly anticipated event series, Ascension.

The Awesomes (Indigo Ballroom, 2PM). Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker.

The Blacklist (Room 6A, 1:45PM). Expected to Appear: James Spader, Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath.

Constantine (Room 6BCF, 5:15PM-6:15PM). Based upon the characters from DC Comics, Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine, a morally challenged character who doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil … but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond. Attendees will see a screening of the complete pilot, followed by a Q&A with series stars Matt Ryan (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), Harold Perrineau (Lost) and Charles Halford (True Detective), along with executive producers Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight films). Expected to Appear: Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford, Daniel Cerone, David S. Gover.

Defiance (Indigo Ballroom, 1PM-2PM). The explosive second season of Syfy‘s groundbreaking multi-platform series Defiance has kicked into gear, and nothing is as it seems. Join Grant Bowler (Nolan), Julie Benz (Amanda Rosewater), Stephanie Leonidas (Irisa), Tony Curran (Datak Tarr), Jaime Murray (Stahma Tarr), Jesse Rath (Alak Tarr) and Executive Producer Kevin Murphy as they discuss the big changes—and huge chances—their characters have taken in this dark and daring chapter of the show.

Family Guy (Ballroom 20, 1PM-1:45PM). The Griffins are back at Comic-Con with an exclusive sneak peek of the historic Family Guy/The Simpsons crossover episode in which Peter and clan hit Springfield! Celebrate Season 13 with Seth Green (Robot Chicken), Mike Henry (The Cleveland Show) and executive producers Rich Appel (The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show), Steve Callaghan (American Dad), Danny Smith, and Co-Executive Producer Peter Shin plus other surprise guests. Expected to Appear: Seth Green, Mike Henry, Rich Appel, Steve Callaghan, Danny Smith, Peter Shin.

Gargoyles 20th Anniversary Panel (Room 25ABC, 5PM). Expected to Appear: Greg Weisman.

Grimm (Ballroom 20, 3PM-3:45PM). Expected to Appear: Bitsie Tulloch.

Helix (Indigo Ballroom, 12PM-1PM). Get top line security clearance for behind-the scenes secrets from Syfy’s hit show Helix.  Kyra Zagorsky (Dr. Julia Walker), Mark Ghanime (Major Sergio Balleseros), Jordan Hayes (Dr. Sarah Jordan), Neil Napier (Dr. Peter Farragut) and Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore and Steven Maeda give you exclusive access to Arctic Biosystems, and divulge details about what’s in store for season two when the series returns.

Person of Interest (Room 6BCF, 6:15PM-7PM). The smash hit Person of Interest returns to San Diego for the fourth year! Join executive producer Greg Plageman along with series stars for a special video presentation and Q&A. Expected to Appear: Greg Plageman.

Phineas and Ferb (Room 6A, 10AM). Creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh join stars Vincent Martella and Alyson Stoner to give fans a behind-the-scenes look  at upcoming episodes and sneak peek at “Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars.” The panel will also feature sneak peeks of two brand new animated shows coming to Disney XD.

Salem (Room 6DE, 5:45PM-6:45PM). Join the star-studded cast including Shane West (Nikita, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Iddo Goldberg and Elise Eberle along with Executive Producers Brannon Braga (Star Trek, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey), Adam Simon and Josh Barry for a look back at intriguing footage from the groundbreaking first season of the series, from WGN America and Fox 21. Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, Salem explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. Moderated discussion will be follow-up by an audience Q&A. Expected to Appear: Shane West, Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Iddo Goldberg, Elise Eberle, Brannon Braga, Adam Simon, Josh Barry.

The Simpsons (Ballroom 20, 10AM-11AM). Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons — no gifts please — with creator Matt Groening, Executive Producer Al Jean, Supervising Director Mike Anderson and Director-for-life David Silverman. Topics include the new Treehouse of Horror, Simpsorama, a visit from Homer Simpson and much much more. Expected to Appear: Matt Groenig, Al Jean, Mike Anderson, David Silverman.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Room 6A, 11:15AM-12:15PM).

The Vampire Diaries (Ballroom 20, 4PM-4:45PM). The cast and creative team behind The Vampire Diaries return to San Diego for a sizzling sixth appearance at Comic-Con! Series stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder and Kat Graham join executive producer/writer Julie Plec on stage for a video screening and Q&A session. Expected to Appear: Julie Plec, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham.

Warner Bros. Television & DC Entertainment Present: The Flash, Constantine, Arrow and the World Premiere of Gotham (Hall H, 8PM-11PM). For the first time ever at Comic-Con, Warner Bros. Television presents an entire evening filled with some of DC Entertainment’s greatest characters, featuring the world premiere pilot screening — and only Comic-Con screening — of the highly anticipated new series Gotham (Mondays this fall, 8/7c on FOX). The much-buzzed about pilot of The Flash will also be screened — if you can catch it — along with exclusive video presentations of returning hit Arrow and new thriller Constantine. Cast members and producers from all four shows will make special appearances on stage throughout the night.

Comics
Batman 75th Anniversary. Expected to Appear: Kevin Conroy.

Best & Worst in Manga: Stop by for manga rants and raves. Expected to Appear: David Brothers, Brigid Alverson, Chris Butcher & Deb Aoki.

Comic Book Law School: Hot Topics (10:30AM). Expected to Appear: David Lizerbram. [1, 2]

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund: Banned Comics (Room 30CDE, 1PM-2PM).

Comic Writing/Pitching: Expected to Appear: Jim Zub, Charles Soule and Fred Van Lente

Comics Arts Conference #9: Queering Comics (Room 26AB, 10:30AM-12:00PM). Ayanna Dozier (New York University Steinhardt) examines the transformative properties of the pornokitsch aesthetic featured in golden age comics, tracing the sociological-historical narratives that link pornokitsch to mainstream and erotic comics and questioning their use of gender, race, and sexuality. Expected to Appear: Ayanna Dozier, Cameron C. McKee, Shane Duncan, Benjamin Varosky.

Comics Arts Conference #10: Brain and Body by Batman: The Art and Science of the Dark Knight (Room 26AB, 12PM-1PM). What motivations sustain Bruce Wayne? What was needed to prepare him for his career as Batman? What has this career done to his psyche, his brain, his body?  Expected to Appear: Travis Langley, E. Paul Zehr, Eric Bruce, Dennis O’Neil.

Comics Arts Conference #11: Focus on Dennis O’Neil (Room 26AB, 1PM-2PM). fter the 1960s’ campier stories nearly ended Batman comics, CAC special guest Dennis O’Neil (Batman) became the writer who took the Dark Knight back to his dark roots. Working with an astounding array of fellow creators down through his years as writer and editor, he robbed Wonder Woman of her powers, sent Green Arrow’s sidekick off to rehab, put the demon back in Iron Man’s bottle, pulled Professor X out of one grave and oversaw planting Batman’s sidekick in another, and named Optimus Prime. Expected to Appear: Dennis O’Neil, Travis Langley.

Comics Arts Conference #12: Poster Session (Room 26AB, 2PM-3:30PM). The CAC’s poster session gives attendees the opportunity to interact directly with presenters. Come talk one-on-one with these scholars about their projects!  Expected to Appear: Marisa Brandt, Erika Cheng, Emily York, Andrei Molotiu, Allen Thomas, Mara Whiteside, Neil Granitz, Steven Chen, Michael L. Kersulov, William Kuskin, J. Scott McKinnon, Drew Morton, Rich Shivener, Hannah Diaz, Nami Hatfield, P. Andrew Miller, Matt Yockey, Pamela Jackson, Anna Culbertson, Michael Lapins, Katie Stapko, Markel Tumlin, Wil Weston, Jake Talley, Barbara Glaeser, Amanda Francis, Shawn Sellers, Eric Bruce, Thomas Speelman, Joyce C. Havstad, Jeff Brain, Damien Tomaselli.

Comics & Pop Music (7PM).

Gays In Comics XXVII: It’s A Queer, Queer World! (Room 6A, 5:30PM-7PM).

Gays In Comics XXVII: Prism Comics Mixer And Auction (Room 6A, 7PM-8PM). The world spins on and gets ever queerer. And while society has miles to go, every day we see changes – from marriage being a reality in state after state to the Great NFL Draft Kiss – that show that in our society at large, as well as in the world of comics, LGBT people and their relationships are more and more mainstream. What are the responsibilities of creators to their and their audience’s queerness as the radical becomes central? Expected to Appear: Elisha Lim, Kate Leth, Graham Kolbeins, James Tynion IV. Moderators: Roger Klorese and Shannon Watters.

Robert Kirkman Presents Skybound Entertainment ft. Norman Reedus (Room 6A). The panel will feature an exclusive, never before seen teaser of Skybound’s first feature film, AIR starring Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), a co-production with Automatik Entertainment (Insidious franchise) which has been acquired by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.

Valiant Comics. Expected to Appear: Brian Wells, Robert Venditti, Fred Pierce, Dinesh Shamdasani, Joshua Dysart, Editor-In-Chief Warren Simons. [1, 2, 3]

Other Panels
After Hours Animation (Room 7AB, 7:30pM). These aren’t your average Saturday morning cartoons. Leave your sugared cereal and patterned onesie at the front door. It’s gonna get weird. Real weird. Join Machinima and their animation pals Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, The Venture Bros., Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Hail to the King), Mike Parker (Sonic for Hire, Morty Kombat), Tyler Rudolph (Happy Hour Saloon), and Greg Franklin (Creator of “LATE NIGHT SNACK Starring Lips and Assholes”, Creative Director of Six Point Harness & Rug Burn YouTube Channel) as they go over the top to deliver you some of the best, yet craziest animation online. Come for the screening, stay for the entertaining discussions around developing and creating animation for the web. Oh, and try to not be offended, grossed out, laugh so hard you’ll puke, or leave feeling overwhelmingly satisfied. We dare you. Expected to Appear: Jon Schnepp, Mike Parker, Greg Franklin, Tyler Rudolph.

The Art of Fear (Room 8, 2:30-3:30pm). Horror novels have been keeping us at night for years. From puppets that come to life, to creepy-crawly worm, haunted towns, demons out for blood, killer wolves, possible possessions, to the apocalypse, these authors give you goosebumps while you read. Glen Hirschberg (Motherless Child), moderates this panel featuring, Mira Grant and others as they discuss their novels, the writing process, and why you keep the light on while you read.

Birth of a Graphic Novel (Room 29A, 6PM-7PM). Join artist Aaron St. John, writer Paul Bailey and story creator Kim Hutsell for a discussion on the process of taking the Starburner Saga from mythos to graphic novel. Expected to Appear: Aaron St. John, Paul Bailey, Kim C. Hutsell. Moderator: Jeffery Vaca.

Costume Design (Room 23ABC, 12PM-1PM). Get the inside scoop on designing costumes from the costume designers of some of the biggest blockbuster television series and movies. Expected to  Appear: Ann Foley (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Lizz Wolf (The Expendables 3), Arianne Phillips (Kingsman), Mary Vogt (Men In Black I, II & III) and Kristin Burke (Sleepy Hollow). Moderator J. August Richards (Deathlok, Marvel’s Agents of Shield).

Fantastic Females: Heroines in Paranormal Fantasy (Room 8, 10:30AM-11:30AM). These authors know how to thrill readers with stories of kick-ass heroines who traverse the boundaries of other worlds and dimensions. Expected to Appear: Marjorie Liu, Jeanne C. Stein, Samantha Sommersby, Lauren Billings, Christina Hobbs, Tonya Hurley, Deborah Harkness. Moderator: Chris Marie Green.

Fight Club panel (Room 25AB, 7PM). Expected to Appear: Chuck Palahniuk.

Funding & Making Your Own Indie Movies From YouTube to the Big Screen (Marriott H-2, 2PM). Expected to Appear: Eric Forsberg.

Future Landscapes (Room 28DE, 1PM). Expected to Appear: Charles Yu.

Lucasfilm Portfolio Review (Room PR F, 10AM-2:30PM). Troy Alders, now art director at Disney Consumer Products, is conducting portfolio reviews, providing critiques, and offering tips to graphic designers. Bring a portfolio selection of your best design work in and see if you have what it takes to create art for the ever-expanding Star Wars galaxy. Graphic Design degrees a plus.

Masquerade (Ballroom 20, 8PM): The 40th annual Costume Competition, showcasing costumes inspired by movies, comic books, TV, fantasy, Japanese animation, video games, and the imagination of our attendees. Doors will open at 7:45PM for seating, and a ticket is required, which may be picked up starting at 2PM on Saturday from the Masquerade Desk.

Nerd in the Classroom. Expected to Appear: Dr. Janina Scarlet.

SF/Robots Author Panel (Room 7AB, 12PM). Expected to Appear: Daniel H. Wilson.

Spark Your Creativity, A Call To Action (Room 23ABC, 1PM-2PM). Expected to Appear: Helenna Santos, Stephanie Pressman, Kristen Nedopak, America Young, Stephanie Thorpe, Patty Jean Robinson, Heidi Cox, Samantha Mason. [1, 2]

Spike & Mike’s Classic Festival of Animation (Room 6BCF, 8:30PM-9:30PM). Featuring Award Winning and Critically Acclaimed short animations from across the world.  Sundance winners, Annecy Animation Festival winners, Oscar winning films and so much more.  This is the best of the best, a truly impeccable body of curated short animated films.

Spotlight on John Picacio (Room 4, 1PM-2PM). Hugo Award Winner and Comic Con Special Guest John Picacio (A Song of Ice and Fire, Elric of Melnibone) is one of science fiction/fantasy’s most acclaimed American cover artists. Join him for this lively slideshow + Q&A, where he unveils the process behind his art, including A Song of Ice and Fire, Loteria, Elric, and sneak peeks of his latest works. If you’re a fan of the art of Westeros, Mexican Tarot, book covers, comics, and/or the future of sf/f art, this is the place to be. Bonus! Everyone who attends will receive a FREE giant Loteria prototype card featuring art by Picacio!

Spotlight on Willie Ito (3PM-4PM). With nearly 60 years as an animation artist, Willie Ito has done it all. He worked at Disney on Lady and the Tramp’s spaghetti scene with mentor Iwao Takamoto and on One Froggy Evening and What’s Opera Doc at Warner Bros’ famed Termite Terrace under Chuck Jones’ direction. He went on to The Beany and Cecil Show with Bob Clampett and then Hanna Barbera for the beginnings of The Flintstones,The Jetsons and many other cartoons. Ito has great stories & experience to share. After HB he went to Disney Consumer Products and spearheaded implementation of collectibles and licensed products worldwide! He has also designed comic books, comic strips, coloring books, and more. Join animation expert Leslie Combemale of ArtInsights for a Spotlight on Willie Ito’s life, which includes the part of his childhood spent in a Japanese internment camp. It inspired his most recent venture, a series of children’s picture books based on the experience.

Temple of Art (Room 25ABC, 11AM-12PM). Expected to Appear: Stephanie Inagakik.

Warner Archive Collection Presents Trailers From Hell Live! (Room 25ABC, 1PM). A match made in classic movie heaven, the gurus of TFH, paired with the fan-centric trio of WAC podcasters, make a detailed, often humorous dissection of trailers from some of the great films in the fanboy spectrum.  From sci-fi and horror to action and noir, it’s an education on current and upcoming releases in the WAC catalog and Warner Archive Instant, from a panel that includes Josh Olson and WAC Podcast hosts George Feltenstein, Matthew Patterson and DW Ferranti.

 

Sunday
Movies

Television
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Sing-Along: Once More, With Feeling (3:30PM-5PM). The annual sing-along of Buffy The Vampire episode “Once More, With Feeling” returns.

The Following (Hall H, 11:15AM-12:15PM). Hit thriller The Following returns to Comic-Con for a third year! Series stars Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore, Sam Underwood and Jessica Stroup will join creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson and executive producers Marcos Siega and Jennifer Johnson for an on-stage Q&A and special video presentation. Expected to Appear: Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore, Sam Underwood, Jessica Stroup, Kevin Williamson, Marcos Siega, Jennifer Johnson.

Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy (Room 6BCF, 10AM). he story follows everyone’s favorite Great Dane and the Mystery Inc. gang on a trip to a cursed castle inhabited by a terrifying ghost. Attendees can stay for a panel discussion among several of the voice actors, including Mindy Cohn and Grey Griffin, director/producer Paul McEvoy and screenwriter Jim Krieg.

Sanjay and Craig (Room 7AB, 10AM-11AM).

Sons of Anarchy (Hall H, 12:30PM-1:30PM). Get an inside look into the final season of FX’s highest-rated series ever, with creator Kurt Sutter (The Shield), executive producer/director Paris Barclay (NYPD Blue) and the full cast: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie, Jimmy Smits, David Labrava, Niko Nicotera and Drea de Matteo.

The Strain (Hall H, 1:45PM-3:45PM). Screening and Q&A. Experience a sneak peek into the highly anticipated new drama The Strain, a high concept thriller based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title premiering July 13.  Fans will first be treated to an extended recap reel of the first season and a screening of the never-before-seen third episode of the season (airing July 27). Immediately following the screening, there will be a Q&A with creator/author Guillermo del Toro, Executive Producer/Showrunner Carlton Cuse, Executive Producer/writer Chuck Hogan and the entire cast: Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Miguel Gomez, Ben Hyland and Jack Kesey.

Supernatural (Hall H, 10AM-11AM). Join series stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark A. Sheppard, along with executive producer Jeremy Carver as they answer questions from the audience about what’s in store for the tenth season of this exciting series, including its upcoming 200th episode! Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights, and special features from the upcoming Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season DVD and Blu-ray™ release. Expected to Appear: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark A. Sheppard, Jeremy Carver.

Teen Titans Go! (Room 6BCF, 11:45AM-12:45PM). Find out what’s in store for Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg and Raven — or just throw a meatball party with your friends! The Teen Titans are back at it again with all-new comedic adventures and, after screening a brand-new episode, there will be a Q&A with producers Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and Aaron Horvath (MAD) and members of the voice cast. Plus, making a special appearance at the panel will be Puffy AmiYumi, the Japanese pop duo responsible for the iconic theme song from the original Teen Titans series. Expected to Appear: Michael Jelenic.

Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon (Room 6A, 2:15PM). animation fans can also watch the world premiere of the beloved cat-and-mouse duo Tom and Jerry in “Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon,” an hour-long feature filled with song, sorcery and slapstick.  Filmmakers Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone will be on hand to present the film, which will be released on Digital HD on August 19, and on DVD on September 2.

Comics
Comics Arts Conference #13: Comics and Global Concerns (Room 26AB, 10:30AM-12PM). Kenneth Hough(University of California, Santa Barbara) examines comic book speculations on drone warfare in the 1940s and 1950s, comparing these early images with modern debates about the use of unmanned weapons. Expected to Appear: Kenneth Hough, Melissa Colleen Stevenson, Hadas Marcus.

Comics Arts Conference #14: Strips and Pin-Ups, Race and Politics (Room 26AB, 12PM-1:30PM). Robert C. Harvey (Meanwhile: A Biography of Milton Caniff, Creator of Terry and the Piratesand Steve Canyon) reviews the career of Bill Hume: sculptor, artist, actor, playwright, magician, ventriloquist, author, clown, newspaper man, photographer, animator, television and film producer, corporate art director and cartoonist, and artist of pretty girl cartoons featuring the friendly relations between American GIs and the female population of Japan. Expected to Appear: Robert C. Harvey, Melissa Loucks, Dwain C. Pruitt.

Comics Arts Conference #15: Comics of Future/Past: Constructing Race, Space and Identity Through the Visualization of the EthnoSurreal (Room 26AB, 1:30PM-2:30PM). Recently, Afrofuturism has been making a global resurgence. Creators in all media forms have been producing speculative narratives that challenge the status quo, remix historical perceptions, and situate the black body as subject.  Expected to Appear: John Jennings, Stanford Carpenter, Regina Bradley, Jeremy Love.

Comics Arts Conference #16: The Culture of Comic-Con: Field Studies of Fans and Marketing (Room 26AB, 2:30PM-3:30PM). Comic-Con offers students of popular culture an amazing venue to study how culture is marketed to and practiced by its fans. Expected to Appear: Rahni Argo-Bryant, Johnathan Butler, Kelsey Cute, Katherine Deck, Judith Gallegos, Madeline Geiger, Christopher McDaniel, Alora Slak, Desiree Smith, Amy Williams, Matthew J. Smith.

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Comics (Room 7AB). Join Skybound’s Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and other Skybound writers and artists including Josh Williamson (Ghosted), Khary Randolph (Tech Jacket), Matt Roberts (Manifest Destiny), and Chris Dingess (Manifest Destiny) as they discuss not only their own works, but the ever-changing landscape of the modern comic book industry. Panel will be moderated by Skybound Editorial Director Sean Mackiewicz.

Women of Marvel (11:15AM).

Other Panels
7th Annual Harry Potter Fandom Panel (Room 6DE). Expected to Appear: Mark Oshiro, Sunny Williams, Madhuri Shekar, Dylan Saunders, Kazu Kibuishi, and Lauren Bird, and moderator Heidi Tandy.

Basic Cartoons and Vectors for Kids (Sunday, 12PM-1PM). Expected to Appear: Dr. Zhivago.

Browncoats Meeting (Room 29A, 3PM-4MP). Stop by the meeting room this year to hang out with Browncoats and likely hear some news from around the ‘verse. Wear a cunning hat. Who knows what could happen? There’s no better way to share your love for Firefly, and it’s a lot more practical than starting a fight in an Alliance-friendly bar on U-day.

Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation (Room 23ABC, 2:30PM). Remember when Sonic took on Mario and tried to prove that Sega does what Nintendon’t? Revisit the first generation of console wars with author Blake J. Harris (Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation) and some of the video game personalities who were in the trenches—Tom Kalinske (Sega of America), Al Nilsen (Sega of America), Bill White (Nintendo of America), and Perrin Kaplan (Nintendo of America), as well as Julian Rosenberg, producer of the upcoming Console Wars documentary.  Expected to Appear: Blake J. Harris, Tom Kalinske, Al Nilsen, Bill White, Perrin Kaplan.

Full Time Creative Work on a Part Time Schedule (Room 24ABC, 4PM-5PM). Hear industry professionals about how they successfully juggle time between the creative and business sides while being involved in goal oriented groups and discuss the process, pitfalls, and potential of part-time collaboration from their experiences in illustration, writing, design, animation and live action filming from a variety of levels of experience in administration and sizes of organizations. Expected to Appear: Topher Davila, Sean Glumace, Kevin Flessing, Mario Martiniz, Renah Wolzinger, Heather Joseph-Witham Ph.D., Ron Coleman, and moderator Cat Smith.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (1PM).

Warner Archive Collection Presents A Batman for all Seasons (Room 7AB, 12PM). Join respected producer/author Michael Uslan, producer James Tucker, producer/director Brandon Vietti, WAC Podcast hosts Patterson and Ferranti and surprise guests, as they examine Batman iterations and oddities throughout history, from early films like “Public Defender” and the Batman cartoons, to new versions of the character, the off-kilter takes and new media.  Attendees who stick around to the end will be privy to a special WAC announcement that will excite fans both “Young” and old.

What’s Hot in YA? (Room 25ABC, 1PM-2PM). Expected to Appear: Scott Westerfeld, Margaret Stohl, Kresley Cole, Kami Garcia, Tess Gratton, Tahereh Mafi,
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Who Stole The Cookie Release Event (Room 15AB, 12pm). Join us as we celebrate the release of Who Stole the Cookie, a unique party game by Victory Point Games that tests players ability to make tactical and strategic decisions while putting their memory skills to the test. Compete in our Free Tournament for a chance to win a copy of the game. We hope that you join us to discover Who Stole the Cookie!

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Movies
Ant Man (Announced, Unconfirmed). Expected to Appear: Michael Douglas.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (Announced, Unconfirmed). Expected to Appear: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Mark Ruffalo, more cast.

Expendables 3 (Announced, Unconfirmed). Expected to Appear: Terry Crews.

Television
Adventure Time
 (Announced, Unconfirmed). Expected to Appear: Jeremy Shada

Dominion (Announced, Unconfirmed). Expected to Appear: Vaun Wilmott.

Falling Skies (Announced, Unconfirmed). Expected to Appear: Drew Roy, Sarah Carter [1]

Helix (Announced, Unconfirmed). Expected to Appear: Mark Ghanime. [1, 2]

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Expected to Appear: Maurissa Tancharoen, Clark Gregg, Ming Na, Chloe Bennet

Once Upon a Time. Expected to Appear: Jane Espenson, Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz.

Resurrection.

Comics
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary. Expected to Appear: Kevin Eastman, Ernie Reyes Jr., Tom Waltz, Ciro Nieli, Karl Aaronian, Townsend Coleman, Lloyd Goldman, Andrew Farago.

Other Panels
Adobe Photoshop: The Artists Journey.

Adobe Photoshop: Enabling Artist in the 3D Print Revolution.

Anti-Bullying panel (Room 24ABC, 3PM). Expected to Appear: Chase Masterson.

Avatar Legacy Fan Panel.

Captain Action Panel (Room 24ABC, 3:30PM-4:30PM). [1]

LGBT Comics for Young Readers. Expected to Appear: Elizabeth Watasin.

Masters of the Web. Expected to Appear: Jeremy Jahns, John Campea, Jon Schnepp, Tiffany Stweets, Manu Bennett.

Pop Culture and the Robot Reality. Expected to Appear: Dr. Jennifer Barry, Brian David Johnson, Jason Crusan.

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The Psychology of Star Trek VS. Star Wars: Episode IV. Expected to Appear: Andrea Letamendi, Ali Mattu, Brian Ward, and surprise guests, like Rod Roddenbery and Sam Witwer. [1]