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San Diego Comic-Con 2019 List of Announced Panels

The 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 4-7), 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. Friday – Movies, Television, Comics, or Other Panels
2. Saturday – Movies, Television, Comics, or Other Panels
3. Sunday – Movies, Television, Comics, or Other Panels
4. No Date Announced Yet – Movies, Television, Comics, or Other Panels


You can find Wednesday – Thursday’s schedule here.


Friday (July 19)

Batman: Hush (7:15PM-9:15PM, Ballroom 20). Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC, and Warner Bros. Animation returns for their traditional Friday night Comic-Con World Premiere of the latest DC Universe movie, and this time it’s a doozy—the long-awaited Batman: Hush. An adaptation of the seminal DC classic tale, Batman: Hush centers on a shadowy new villain known only as Hush, who uses Gotham’s Rogues Gallery to destroy Batman’s crime-fighting career, as well as Bruce Wayne’s personal life—which has already been complicated by a relationship with Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman. Meet the filmmakers and voice cast behind this new classic for a post-screening panel that will include Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle) and Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time) as the voices of Batman/Bruce Wayne and Catwoman/Selina Kyle, respectively; Geoffrey Arend (Madam Secretary) as the Riddler, Hynden Walch (Teen Titans Go!) as Harley Quinn, Bruce Thomas (Legally Blonde, Kyle XY) as Jim Gordon, director Justin Copeland (Reign of the Supermen), screenwriter Ernie Altbacker (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract), character designer Phil Bourassa (Young Justice), and executive producer James Tucker (Reign of the Supermen).

Batman: Hush Encore Screening (9:30PM-11PM, Ballroom 20). Missed it the first time? Loved it so much, you must see it again. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proud to offer a second helping of its all new DC Universe Movie—the much-anticipated Batman: Hush. An adaptation of the seminal DC classic tale, Batman: Hush centers on a shadowy new villain known only as Hush, who uses Gotham’s Rogues Gallery to destroy Batman’s crime-fighting career, as well as Bruce Wayne’s personal life—which has already been complicated by a relationship with Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman.

A Conversation with Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (10AM, Hall H). Expected to Appear: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

A Conversation with the Russo Brothers (11AM, Hall H). Expected to Appear: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo. Moderated By: Steven Weintraub.


Archer Exclusive Sneak Peek Screening and Q&A (5PM, Indigo Ballroom). Archer, FXX’s award-winning animated comedy series, returns to San Diego in celebration of its 10th season! In Archer: 1999, fans find Sterling Archer, Lana Kane and their crew of acid-tongued misfits onboard the M/V Seamus salvage ship exploring deep space and trying to outsmart giant aliens, intergalactic pirates and vicious bounty hunters. Join us for an exclusive sneak peek of the season 10 penultimate episode followed by a lively Q&A with the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash and Lucky Yates, plus executive producers Matt Thompson and Casey Willis.

Bless the Harts (11AM-11:45AM, Indigo Ballroom). From the network that brought you the Simpsons, the Griffins & the Belchers now presents the Harts! FOX’s new half hour comedy, “Bless The Harts,” features your new favorite, good ol’ Southern family. Jenny Hart (Kristen Wiig) supports her lottery scratcher-obsessed mother, Betty (Maya Rudolph) and her witty, creative daughter, Violet (Jillian Bell). With the help of her eternally optimistic, dreamer boyfriend Wayne (Ike Barinholtz), they hope to one day achieve the American dream. While they are always struggling to make ends meet, they’re already rich in friends, family and laughter. Join us for an exclusive first look into your next animation obsession with executive producers, Emmy Award winner Emily Spivey (“Wine Country,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Saturday Night Live”), and Academy Award winners Phil Lord & Chris Miller (Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse,” “The Lego Movie,” “21 Jump Street”) and the all-star cast behind the Harts!

Bob’s Burgers (4PM-4:50PM, Indigo Ballroom). Always one of the most entertaining panels at Comic-Con, the Emmy Award-winning animated FOX series “Bob’s Burgers” returns to San Diego with a few surprises in store! Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard and executive producer Nora Smith will break news about the upcoming season, and the always entertaining cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Larry Murphy and Megan Mullally will have you howling with laughter with never-before-seen footage followed by a lively panel discussion and audience Q&A.

The Boys (3:30PM-4:30PM, Ballroom 20). Join executive producers Seth Rogen and Eric Kripke, along with series stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, and Elisabeth Shue, with moderator Aisha Tyler, for a behind the scenes look at their upcoming series. Based on The New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super-powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven.

Carnival Row (4:45PM-5:45PM, Ballroom 20). Join stars Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, David Gyasi, Tamzin Merchant and executive producers Travis Beacham and Marc Guggenheim for a sneak peek and conversation about Carnival Row, moderated by Tim Kash. Set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man, Amazon Prime Video’s Carnival Row explores how this growing population struggles to coexist with humans — forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective, Rycroft Philostrate (Orlando Bloom), and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevingne) rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (3:30PM-5PM, Hall H). Netflix presents an exclusive sneak peek at the highly-anticipated fantasy series, THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE, based on Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, THE DARK CRYSTAL. In this stunning new prequel, three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, and set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world. Realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects, the cast and creators discuss all of your burning questions about bringing Thra to life.

[NEW] Dark/Web: A Sci-Fi Anthology Series (1:30PM-2:30PM, The Horton Grand Theater). Expected to Appear: Sibongile Mlambo (Netflix’s Lost in Space), Clare Kramer (Buffy), Lana McKissack (Transformers), Michael Nardelli (Circle), Noemi Gonzalez (Paranormal Activity), Rene Heger(Circle), Brian Elerding (Mad Men) along with filmmakers Tim Nardelli, Mario Miscione and Roxy Shih

DC Super Hero Girls Brand-New Episode Screening and Q&A (12:30PM-1:30PM, Room 6DE).

DuckTales (11:45AM, Room 6A). Expected to Appear: Ben Schwartz, Bobby Moynihan, Kate Micucci, Paget Brewster, and producers Matt Youngbird and Frank Angones

Fear The Walking Dead (12PM-1PM, Hall H). Panelists include cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Danay Garcia, Maggie Grace, Jenna Elfman, Alexa Nisenson, Austin Amelio, Rubén Blades and Karen David, along with chief content officer of “The Walking Dead” Universe, Scott M. Gimple, showrunners and executive producers Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, executive producers Robert Kirkman, Dave Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero, and director and co-executive producer, Michael Satrazemis. The panel will be moderated by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick.

Game of Thrones (5:30PM, Hall H). Expected to Appear: Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei of Naath), Iain Glen (Ser Jorah Mormont), Conleth Hill (Varys), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark). Other panelists include creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and director and executive producer Miguel Sapochnik.

Legacies Special Video Presentation and Q&A (3:15PM-4:15PM, Room 6BCF). Expected to Appear: Jenny Boyd, Peyton Alex Smith.

Marvel Animation Celebrates Marvel’s 80th Anniversary (3:30PM-4:30PM, Room 6A). Join Cort Lane (SVP, Animation and Family Entertainment), Kalia Ramirez (Director, Family Entertainment – Development & Partnerships), writers Mark Hoffmeier (Spider-Man: The Animated Series) and Marty Isenberg (X-Men: The Animated Series), and fan-favorite voice actors Josh Keaton (Spectacular Spider-Man, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble) and Jennifer Hale (Wolverine & the X-Men, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy) as they take a journey through highlights of over five decades of Marvel cartoons. Including behind-the-scenes dish on the making of classic shows, a run-down of all ten of Spider-Man’s series, and a 10th anniversary retrospective of Marvel’s Animation division, this is a panel you don’t want to miss! Plus a special in-memoriam look at Stan Lee’s greatest animation moments.

Miraculous Ladybug (2:15PM-3:15PM, Room 6A). Expected to Appear: Mela Lee, Keith Silverstein, Cristina Vox, and Andrew Russell.

neXt (6:45PM-7:45PM, Room 6DE).  Join us for the world premiere of neXt, a propulsive, fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue artificial intelligence that combines pulse-pounding action with an examination of how technology is invading our lives and transforming us in ways we don’t yet understand. Coming to FOX in 2020, neXt stars John Slattery (“Mad Men”) as a Silicon Valley pioneer, who teams with cybercrime agent Fernanda Andrade (“The First”), to fight a villain unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Panelists to include creator and executive producer Manny Coto (“24”), executive producers and directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (“This Is Us”), Fernanda Andrade, Michael Mosley (“Ozark”), Jason Butler Harner (“Ozark”) and Eve Harlow (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) for a moderated conversation and fan Q&A.

Pennyworth Special Video Presentation and Q&A (4:30PM-5:30PM, Room 6BCF).

Preacher (7PM-8PM, Hall H). Panelists include executive producer Seth Rogen and cast members Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Graham McTavish and Mark Harelik. The panel will be moderated by IGN’s editor-in-chief of entertainment Terri Schwartz.

[NEW] The Rook (6PM, Room 6A). Expected to Appear: Olivia Munn, Joely Richardon, and Emma Greenwell.

The Rookie (6PM-7PM, Horton Grand Theatre).  Join series star and executive producer, Nathan Fillion, as he discusses his latest role as John Nolan on ABC’s high-action drama “The Rookie,” as production begins on its second season. Joining Nathan for this intimate conversation will be longtime friend, and “The Rookie” showrunner, Alexi Hawley. The two collaborators will also reflect on Nathan’s overarching career, spanning from “Firefly” to Shakespeare, and now, playing the oldest Rookie in the LAPD.

Rooster Teeth Special Video Presentation and Q&A (8PM-9PM, Room 6DE).

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (10:15AM-11:15AM, Room 6BCF). Join the Rebellion as executive producer Noelle Stevenson, Aimee Carrero (Adora/She-Ra), Karen Fukuhara (Glimmer), Marcus Scribner (Bow), and Lauren Ash (Scorpia) offer a peek inside the highly anticipated third season set to debut August 2 on Netflix. The panel will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly Senior Editor Patrick Gomez.

Solar Opposites (3PM-3:45PM, Indigo Ballroom). From the minds behind “Rick And Morty” come “Solar Opposites,” a new animated series that follows a family of aliens “from a better world” who take refuge in middle America. Join Justin Roiland (“Rick and Morty), Sean Giambrone (“The Goldbergs”), Mary Mack (“Golan the Insatiable”) along with executive producers Mike McMahan (“Rick and Morty”) and Josh Bycel (“Happy Endings”) for an exclusive first look into the series premiering in 2020 on Hulu.

Space Command (12PM, Morgan Auditorium at the SD Library). Expected to Appear: Aungelique Scott.

The Terror: Infamy (4:45PM-5:35PM, Room 6A). Panelists include cast members Derek Mio, George Takei, Kiki Sukezane and Cristina Rodlo, along with co-creators and executive producers Alexander Woo and Max Borenstein. The panel will be moderated by Indiewire senior editor Hanh Nguyen.

Veronica Mars World Premiere Screening and Q&A (11:30AM-12:45PM, Ballroom 20). Expected to Appear: Francis Capra.

The Walking Dead (1PM-2PM, Hall H). Panelists include cast members Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira, Ryan Hurst, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Avi Nash, Nadia Hilker, Eleanor Matsuura and Cailey Fleming, along with chief content officer of “The Walking Dead” Universe, Scott M. Gimple, showrunner and executive producer Angela Kang, executive producers Robert Kirkman, Dave Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero. The panel will be moderated by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick.

What Just Happened??!! With Fred Savage (5:30PM-6:30PM, Room 6DE). Acclaimed director and television star Fred Savage cannot wait a second longer to share the world of “The Flare,” the most mind-bending, thrilling, edge-of-your-seat sci-fi show never created. “The Flare,” based on TJ Whitford’s classic series of sci-fi novels, “The Moon is the Sun at Night” not only sizzled its way into living rooms nationwide, but also inspired Fox to create its first ever after-show, “What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage.” Join Fred, alongside stars of The Flare, Shiri Appleby (“Roswell”), Kevin Zegers (“Fear the Walking Dead”), Tyler Ritter (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), and co-creators Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser and director Jon Cassar (“24”) to get a sneak peek screening of the fourth episode of the after-show dedicated to exploring the fandom surrounding the “The Flare.” “What Just Happened??!, Fred’s half-hour hybrid comedy/talk show, airs on FOX on Sunday nights. Screening to be followed by conversation moderated by Fred Savage and fan Q&A.

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (7PM-8PM, Room 32AB). Join Star Trek: Deep Space Nine showrunner Ira Steven Behr, filmmaker David Zappone and select DS9 cast members (including Andrew Robinson, Aron Eisenberg, Cirroc Lofton, Chase Masterson, and Penny Johnson Jerald) for an in-depth journey into What We Left Behind, the critically acclaimed documentary feature film about Star Trek’s dark and often overlooked ‘middle-child’ series. Moderated by Brian Ward (Shout! Factory), the panel will also feature NEW footage not included in the film’s theatrical release.

The Witcher (2:15PM-3PM, Hall H). Expected to Appear: Henry Cavill, Anya Cholatra, Freya Allen, alongside showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. Moderated by: Yvette Nicole Brown.


Best/Worst Manga. Expected to Appear: Deb Aoki.

Crossover Appeal – Adult Comics Teens Love (11AM-12PM, San Diego Public Library). There are lots of amazing comics that were written for adults and became hits among teen audiences. Learn about bestselling, critically acclaimed, and Eisner-nominated titles that teens will enjoy as much as their parents! Panelists include: Ebony Flowers (Hot Comb), Jason Lutes (Berlin) and Kevin Huizenga (The River at Night) and moderated by Adam Kullberg (Pop Culture Classroom).

Feminist Comics that Rock (12PM-1PM, San Diego Public Library). Let’s celebrate the diversity of strong female characters, authors, and publishers in contemporary kids’ comics! Raina Telgemeier (Guts), Claudia Aguirre (Morning in America), Jennifer Holm (Sunny Rolls the Dice), and Peggy Burns (publisher, Drawn & Quarterly) are in a conversation moderated by Candice Mack (Eisner Awards Jury, LA Public Library).

The Future As I See It (10AM-11AM, Room 23ABC). Top creators discuss the future as seen in their work, unfolding in the world around them, and imagined in their minds. Jonathan Maberry (Vwars, Joe Ledger), Seanan McGuire (X-Men), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Dark Crystal, Lost, Blood and Treasure), Steven L. Sears (A-Team, Xena), Timothy Zahn (Star Wars, Terminator), and Gini Koch (Alien). Moderated by Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Predator, The X-Files, Monster Hunter Files)

Graphic Novels ARE Books: Changing Parent and Educator Opinions on Graphic Novels (10AM-11AM, San Diego Public Library). With the rise in popularity of graphic novels, many parents and educators remain convinced that they’re not suitable reading material for kids. How can we change the narrative and the conversation to make graphic novels as mainstream as prose novels? Join panelists Margot Wood (Director Sales & Marketing, Oni Press), Gina Gagliano (Publishing Director, Random House Graphic), Julia Pohl-Miranda (Marketing Director, Drawn & Quarterly), and Liz Lareau (Geeky F@b 5) in a discussion moderated by Alea Perez (2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens chair).

Kids and YA Graphic Novel Publishing: Behind the Scenes (2PM-3PM, San Diego Public Library). Publishers are often referred to as the ‘gatekeepers’ of the book industry. But what goes on behind the scenes at a publishing house — how are the decisions made to publish, edit, design, market, and sell a graphic novel? What drives different publishers to produce the unique kind of work they do? This panel addresses these questions with the CBC Graphic Novel Committee member publishers. Panelists include: Julia Pohl-Miranda (Drawn & Quarterly), Mark Siegel (First Second), Abrams ComicArts, Andrew Arnold (HarperCollins). Moderated by Carla Riemer (Librarian, Claremont Middle School).

LGBTQ+ YA Graphic Novels (1PM-2PM, San Diego Public Library). Join Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking up with Me), Sarah Graley (Kim Reaper), Claudia Aguirre (Morning in America) and Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass) in their discussion of LGBTQ+ in Young Adult Graphic Novels. From developing authentic visual stories, to comics as a safe space for all identities. Moderated by Amanda Melilli (ALA Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table)

[NEW] A Life Illustrated: Memoirs in Comics (5:30PM-6:30PM, Room 8). Expected to Appear: Maia Kobabe, Sarah Graley, Stef Purenins.

Marvel Comics #1000 Revealed: A This Week in Marvel Special Event (12:30PM-1:30PM, Room 5AB). Marvel’s flagship podcast comes to Comic-Con loaded with secrets, giveaways, reveals, news, guests, and more! And, if you think you’ve got the stuff and want some swag, you can challenge the Marvel crew in a special House of Ideas Throwdown! Join host Ryan Penagos (aka Agent M, VP & Creative Exec, Marvel) along with CB Cebulski (Marvel Comics Editor in Chief) and an array of Marvel creators as they dig into Marvel Comics #1,000, one of the biggest Marvel Comics projects ever assembled, and celebrate Marvel’s 80th Anniversary!

Marvel Comics: Spider-Man (1:30PM-2:30PM, Room 5AB). Get caught in Spider-Man’s tangled web along with Executive Editor Nick Lowe, Assistant Editor Kathleen Wisneski, as well as writers Nick Spencer (Amazing Spider-Man), Seanan McGuire (Ghost-Spider), and Frank Tieri (Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool, Absolute Carnage: Lethal Protectors) to find out what’s on the horizon for all of your wall-crawling favorites! Spider-Man’s mysterious new foe sets his plan into motion! Ghost-Spider joins the Marvel Universe! And New York experiences Absolute Carnage! PLUS – Don’t miss an exclusive giveaway variant comic of SPIDER-MAN: CITY AT WAR #5! The stunning rendering by Skan depicts an homage to the classic AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 cover by Steve Ditko!

Science and History Comics for Kids (3PM-4PM, San Diego Public Library). Combining text and image can make complex or abstract subject matter more appealing, winning over even the most reluctant reader. Learn how graphic novels can be used to supplement lessons in STEM and history, and bring awareness to underrepresented and marginalized perspectives. Panelists include: Jim Ottaviani (Hawking), MK Reed (Science Comics: Wild Weather), Ben Fisher and Emily S. Whitten (The Underfoot: The Mighty Deep). Moderated by Tracy Edmunds (Educational Consultant and Curriculum Specialist).

Spotlight on Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez (12PM-1PM, Room 32AB).

What is the Best Powerpower (1PM-2PM, Room 25ABC). Todd McFarlane will be joined by other top panelists including Jonathan Hickman, Jae Lee, Joseph M. Linsner, Alitha Martinez, and J. Michael Straczynski.

[NEW] It’s Women Who Love Horror: The Forgotten British Girls Comic (3PM-4PM, Room 29AB). Misty was the groundbreaking British comic for girls that laid the way for women’s horror comics. Our diverse panel will discuss how, while horror has often been seen as a male-centric genre, it has always been driven by a huge female fandom and how the revival of Misty can once again pave the way for a new kind of comics. Moderated by journalist Rosie Knight.

Other Panels

Bedside Press: What’s Next? (12PM-1PM, Room 25ABC). A look at past and upcoming Bedside Press projects. Expected to Appear: Hope Nicholson, Amanda Deibert.

Comic-Con in the 1980’s (10AM-11AM, Room 29AB). Wendy Pini, Richard Pini, and other alumni share memories galore.

Development to Deliverables: Insight into Production, Post & Distribution (1:30PM-2:30PM, Room 6 Marriott Marquis).. Moderated by: Renee O’Connor. Expected to Appear: Dawn Higginbottom, Natalie Chovancek Ebnet.

DisSDCC: Representation, Inclusion, Accessibility (9PM-10PM, Room 28DE). Disability representation in media and fandom, discussion and Q&A. Expected to Appear: Shoshannah Stern, Nic Novicki, Rachel Miner, Cindy Kapp, Kai Winchester, Emy Cook, Lyn Gagne. Moderated By: Tanya Cook.

The Eisner Awards (7PM, Indigo Ballroom)

Entertainment Is Female: A Conversation with Hollywood Executives (5PM-6PM, Room 25ABC). Attendees: Sam Crawley (Skybound) Aubrey Lee (Lord & Miller), Grey Cusack (Hasbro), Mette Norkjaer (Boom!) and Jeannette Francis (Bad Robot).

Entertaining Science: The Real, Fake, and Sometimes Ridiculous Ways Science is Used in Film and TV (12PM-1PM, Grand 12 Marriott Marquis). Dr. Rebecca Thompson (physicist, Fire, Ice, and Physics: The Sciencethe of Game of Thrones), Dr. Donna J. Nelson (chemist, The Science of Breaking Bad), and Dr. Clifford Johnson (physicist, science advisor for Marvel) discuss the science behind some of the most remarkable scenes on TV. What do they get right? What do they get wrong? And what’s it like to be a science advisor on set? Grand 12, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

The Factual and the Actual (10AM-11AM, Room 32AB). Celebrate science, history, and more with these creators of engaging and informative works of non-fiction. Expected to Appear: Rachel Ignotofsky, Randall Munro, Brian Fies, Dyan Meconis, Jim Ottaviani, Ryan North.

The Her Universe Workshop (10:30PM-12PM, Santa Rosa Room Marriott Marquis). Want to get into the business of geek fashion? Calling all designers, artists, lawyers, entrepreneurs. Hear from the Founder of Her Universe, Ashley Eckstein, and a panel of industry professionals, and take a deep dive into the business of fashion, fandom, and licensing.

Heroes at the Mic (4PM). Expected to Appear: Aaron Nabus.

Horror / Goth / Women in Comics (4PM-5PM). Expected to Appear: Stan Yan.

Klingon Lifestyles (8:30PM, Room 5AB).

Masters of the Illustrated Film Poster (1PM-2PM). Discussing the theory of film posters, the current state of the industry, and the future of entertainment advertising. Expected to Appear: Paul Shipper, Steve Chorney, Jason Edmiston, James Goodridge, Rory Kurtz, Robert Rodriguez, Paul Shipper, Akiko Stehrenberger, William Stout.

Over30Cosplay’s All Stars (10AM, Grand Marriott Marquis). Expected to Appear: Patricia Tallman, Jen Greeley, Extreme Costumes, Shelly Grace Bowers, Bernie Bergman, Chad Edward Lee Evett, Thomas Depetrillo, Sherman Blakely, Cara Nicole.

Queer Fear: Queer Horror Panel (7PM-8PM). Expected to Appear: Amanda Deibert, Michael Varrati.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Reveal the One Big Secret That Got Them Published (6PM-7PM, Room 2). Join members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) as they discuss writing careers, tips and tricks, and the one big secret that got them published. Learn how SFWA supports SF and fantasy writers and how it can help you with your creative career. Panelists include Jeffe Kennedy (The Orchid Throne), Marie Andreas (The Diamond Sphinx). Greg van Eekhout (Voyage of the Dogs). Greg Bear (Take Back the Sky; Comic-Con Special Guest). Jonathan Brazee (Fire Ant) and Kyle Aisteach (Little Dystopias).

Textiles for Other Galaxies (7PM-8PM, Room 11AB). Expected to Appear: Laura Wong.

[NEW] Warner Archive Celebrates V: The Original Mini-Series (10AM-11AM, Room 6DE). Fifty spaceships, each three miles across, hover ominously above Earth’s major cities. The Visitors that emerge are humanlike in appearance and extend the hand of friendship—or is it? The ground-breaking 1983 V: The Original Mini-Series is a science fiction spectacular that mixes dynamic special effects with cliffhanger thrills . . . and launched an entire television franchise! Come see creator/producer/writer/director Kenneth Johnson (The Incredible Hulk), series star Marc Singer (Beastmaster, Arrow) and some possible surprise guests along with the Warner Archive Podcast team of D.W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson and moderator Gary Miereanu as they celebrate this landmark mini-series and discuss the newly-remastered Blu-ray presentation of the heralded production coming from Warner Archive later in 2019.

[NEW] Writing the Rules of Magic (4PM-5PM, Room 25ABC). Expected to Appear: Deric Hughes (Arrow, The Flash), Jose Molina (Magic: The Gathering, The Tick), Gennifer Hutchison (Breaking Bad, The Strain), Kieron Gillen (The Wicked & Divine, DIE), Julie Benson and Shawna Benson (Wu Assassins, The 100), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Chris Dingess (Doom Patrol, Agent Carter), Adam Rogers (Wired Magazine).


Saturday (July 20)

Scary Stories in the Dark. Expected to Appear: Guillermo del Toro, André Øvredal.

Shooting Clerks: The Kevin Smith Biopic – SDCC World Premiere and Q&A (10PM-12AM, Room 5AB). In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Clerks, be the first to see an exclusive screening of the biographical comedy film depicting the indie filmmaking beginnings of Kevin Smith. Featuring 25 cameos from the original cult classic, join the cast and crew, along with special guests for an event a quarter of a century in the making.

Studio Ghibli Kiki’s Delivery Service Screening (7PM-9:15PM, Horton Grand Theatre). Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Kiki’s Delivery Service! This coming-of-age story follows Kiki, a young witch-in-training, to a new town where she delivers goods by broomstick and meets new friends. Join Her Universe and Hot Topic for Studio Ghibli trivia, prizes, and a special screening of this delightful adventure with a special host.


Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A (3:30PM-4:15PM, Ballroom 20). Expected to Appear: Stephen Amell.

American Dad / Family Guy (1PM-2:15PM, Ballroom 20). It’s a Smith-family Funday with “Hayley” (Rachael MacFarlane), “Steve” (Scott Grimes), “Klaus” (Dee Bradley Baker) and “Principal Lewis” (Kevin Michael Richardson) plus executive producer & co-creator Matt Weitzman and producers Kara Vallow & Jeff Kauffmann who will treat “American Dad!” fans to a first look at scenes from all new episodes coming soon to TBS…plus a few other surprises! THEN Join cast Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mike Henry and executive producers Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin and Kara Vallow from FOX’s hit animated comedy “Family Guy” as we celebrate our 20th anniversary! We’ll take a look back at some of our favorite moments over the last 20 years, plus a special sneak peek at the hilarity and hi-jinx in the upcoming season! Ballroom 20.

Batwoman Pilot Screening and Q&A (10:30AM-11:45AM, Ballroom 20).

Black Lightning Special Video Presentation and Q&A (5PM-5:45PM, Ballroom 20).

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (7:45PM-8:45PM, Room 6BCF). Join the Nine-Nine for a Q&A session with the cast and producers: Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller and executive producers Dan Goor and Luke Del Tredici.

DC UNIVERSE Series Sneak Previews and Q&A (7PM-9PM, Indigo Ballroom).

Enter the Star Trek Universe (Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Picard) (11:30AM-1PM, Hall H). The STAR TREK: DISCOVERY cast scheduled to appear includes Sonequa Martin-Green alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise and Heather Kadin, with series guest star Tig Notaro, who plays Chief Engineer Reno, moderating the conversation. The STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS panel will feature co-creator and executive producer Mike McMahan and surprise guests sharing an exclusive first look at the upcoming animated series. STAR TREK: PICARD cast members will come together for the series’ first Comic-Con. The panel will feature Sir Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera and Harry Treadaway, alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman and Heather Kadin.

The Expanse (1PM-1:50PM, Indigo Ballroom). Calling all Earthers, Belters and Martians, The Expanse is making its return to Comic-Con this summer! The series has had an incredible journey since San Diego last saw the Rocinante crew. They return with news from beyond the Ring Gate and from their new home – thanks to help from the fans – as an Amazon Prime Video series. Join series stars Steven Strait, Wes Chatham, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, and executive producers Naren Shankar and Ty Franck to get an early look at what’s to come when Season 4 drops on Prime Video later this year.

The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A (5:45PM-6:30PM, Ballroom 20).

The Good Place (12PM-12:50PM, Indigo Ballroom). Join stars Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, D’Arcy Carden, Manny Jacinto and executive producers Michael Schur and Drew Goddard for a forking great conversation moderated by Marc Evan Jackson.

[NEW] The Jetsons and Primetime Hanna-Barbera (10AM-11AM, Room 6A). In anticipation of Warner Archive’s release of The Jetsons: The Complete Original Series on Blu-ray this summer, legendary animation writer Tony Benedict (The Flintstones, The Atom Ant Show, The Huckleberry Hound Show), animation historian and author Jerry Beck, the wacky Warner Archive Podcast team of D.W. Ferranti & Matthew Patterson, and some very special surprise panelists will offer a glimpse of remastered footage that’s been restored to its original primetime network form as aired, and they’ll discuss the endearing, landmark animated series . . . as well as several of Hanna-Barbera’s best-loved primetime animated productions. From The Flintstones to Jonny Quest, the room will be filled with animated excitement. And moderator Gary Miereanu will have just the right giveaways to match the fun.

The Man in the High Castle (4:15PM-5:15PM, Room 6A).

NOS4A2 (5:30PM-6:30PM, Room 6A). Panelists include cast members Zachary Quinto and Ashleigh Cummings, along with showrunner and executive producer Jami O’Brien, and author and executive producer Joe Hill. The panel will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly senior writer Clark Collis.

The Orville (2:30PM-3:15PM, Ballroom 20).

Project Blue Book (11AM-11:50AM, Indigo Ballroom).

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not (4PM-4:50PM, Indigo Ballroom). Host Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) introduces fans to the extraordinary, the death defying and the unusual people featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not!. “Cyborg” Angel Giuffria (Hunger Games) lives life with one of the most advanced prosthetic arms on the market. John “Hammerhead” Ferraro boasts a skull more than two times thicker than average, using it to shock sideshow audiences. “Half-man” Short E. Dangerously doesn’t let proportions stop him from challenging physics to perform. editor Sabrina Sieck (producer Ripley’s Believe It or Not!) also joins the panel to dive down the rabbit hole of Ripley history. Bruce and the cast will participate in a Q&A session.

Scooby-Doo’s 50th Birthday Bash (12:30pM-1:30PM, Room 6A). Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) salutes that lovable Great Dane, Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang with a panel spotlighting half a century of crime-solving silliness. For 50 years, the Mystery Inc. gang has entertained Scooby-Doo fans with zany hijinks, action-packed adventures, and engaging mysteries that have captivated viewers of all ages. What started as a Saturday morning cartoon exploded into an enormously successful franchise encompassing multiple spin-off series, original animated and live action films, consumer products and much more. Included in the celebration will be several key showrunners, filmmakers, and stars of the franchise, including Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Grils, The Loud House) and Kate Micucci (Garfunkel & Oates, Unikitty!), the voices of Daphne and Velma, respectively—and a glimpse of the upcoming Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: The Complete Series Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Mystery Mansion box set from WBHE (available in stores on September 3, 2019).

The Simpsons (12PM-12:45PM, Ballroom 20). Now 30 years old and part of the mighty Disney empire. Get inside insights and secret tips on the upcoming brand-new season from Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike B Anderson, Stephanie Gillis and the voice of “Lisa Simpson” and panel moderator, Yeardley Smith. There WILL be freebies!

Snowpiecer (3PM-3:50PM, Indigo Ballroom). Expected to Appear: Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Lena Hall, Steven Ogg and executive producer and showrunner Graeme Manson

Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A (4:15PM-5PM, Ballroom 20).

Talks Machina with the cast of Critical Role (4PM, Room 6BCF). Join our host with the most, Brian W. Foster, for a special community Q&A with the cast of Critical Role (Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Taliesin Jaffe, Liam O’Brien, Travis Willingham, Laura Bailey and Sam Riegel)

Westworld (1:15PM, Hall H). Expected to Appear: creators, executive producers and directors Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and cast members (in alphabetical order): Ed Harris, Thandie Newton, Aaron Paul, Tessa Thompson, Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright.

What We Do in the Shadows Screening and Q&A (6:30PM, Room 6BCF). Recently nominated for “Outstanding New Program” by the Television Critics Association, What We Do in the Shadows is a documentary-style look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of four vampires who’ve “lived” together for hundreds of years. Join us for a special screening followed by a spirited discussion with series stars Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén, Mark Proksch and the creative team behind TV’s #1 vampire comedy! BAT!

[UPDATED] Wynonna Earp (5PM-5:50PM, Indigo Ballroom). Expected to Appear: Emily Andras, Melanie Scrofano, Katherine Barrell, Greg Lawson, and Beau Smith.


Elfquest: The Quest Continues (6PM-7PM, Room 23ABC). Expected to Appear: Wendy Pini, Richard Pini.

Marvel Comics: Marvel Fanfare with C.B. Cebulski (3PM-4PM, Room 6A). This is your chance to meet the head of editorial at Marvel! In an exclusive and intimate panel experience, Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski, along with superstar talents including Rob Liefeld and Skottie Young, will talk about anything and everything involved with Marvel Comics. What secrets are held in the House of X? Can Venom prove himself a true hero in Absolute Carnage? When is Dazzler’s next album coming out? What were C.B., Rob and Skottie’s favorite Marvel characters as kids, and how do they feel about those characters now? Ask these questions and more in the Q&A! PLUS – Don’t miss an exclusive giveaway variant of SILVER SURFER BLACK #2, Giuseppe Camuncoli’s take on Carnage soaring the spaceways on Silver Surfer’s board!

Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing (1:45PM-2:45PM, Room 6A). Legendary writer Jonathan Hickman is joined by Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski and other Mighty Marvel Guests to bring you all the latest and greatest news straight from the House of Ideas! Learn what comes next for the X-Men after the senses-shattering revelations of the House of X and Powers of X!! Plus, stick around for a few things we can’t even hint at yet!

[NEW] Reminagining 2000AD (4PM-5PM, Room 4). 2000 AD has been one of the most prolific and iconic publications on shelves since 1977. But the future of the comic is just as exciting and in this panel a crack group of creators and critics discuss how 2000 AD’s owners, Rebellion, are embracing new creators and outlooks to push 2000 AD even further into the future! Moderated by journalist Rosie Knight.

Spotlight on Todd McFarlane (3PM-4PM, Room 6DE). Todd McFarlane, Image Comics founder, creator of SPAWN, co-creator of VENOM and McFarlane Toys CEO, talks about his 30+ years in the comic and entertainment industry. Todd will be raw and uncensored – talking toys, comics, industry advice and more! He will also be talking about one of the biggest milestones in his career, SPAWN 300 and SPAWN 301, which will set the record for the longest-running creator-owned superhero comic ever!

[NEW] Top Cow and Beyond (11AM-12PM, Room 4). Do you have what it takes for the Top Cow Talent Hunt? Are you ready for the return of Postal? Where is Jackie Estacado? Top Cow Founder Marc Silvestri and President Matt Hawkins will accompany your favorite indie creators to part their wisdom and give you a taste of what’s coming in 2020.

Women of Marvel: 10 Years and 200 Episodes (10AM-11:30AM, Room 5AB). Celebrate ten years of Women of Marvel panels and 200 podcast episodes! Join hosts Sana Amanat (VP of Content & Character Development, Marvel) and Judy Stephens (Producer, Marvel) and special guests to talk 80 years of Marvel history, what it’s like working as a woman in comics, and the future of the industry.

Other Panels

Artist Alley Everywhere (2PM-3PM, Room 25ABC). Expected to Appear: Justin Maller.

First Comic-Con Panel (10AM). A panel about the 1979 San Diego Comic-Con show at the U.S. Grant. Expected to Appear: Jackie Estrada, Mark Evanier.

Gaia Official Panel (7:30PM-8:30PM, Room 24ABC). New and upcoming info on all things Gaia, sneak peeks, achievements, and items.

Cosplayers, Ready Your Swords! (5PM-6PM, Grand 6 Marriott Marquis). Did you spend months making your costume? Ready to learn how to properly wield and pose with your sword, hammer, or lightsaber? Cosplayers will learn how to bring their characters to life from Hollywood stunt performers and martial arts experts. Mimi Chan (model and martial arts reference for Disney’s Mulan), Christopher Leps, (Pirates of the Caribbean, Daredevil) and Ryan Watson (300, Sucker Punch) will discuss their action experience and how it relates to cosplay. Learn how to bring authenticity to your character from the panel and a team of martial arts experts. Be ready for action! Expected to Appear: Mimi Chan, Christopher Leps, and Ryan Watson.

Get Drawn In (4PM-5PM, Grand 12 & 13 Marriott Marquis). Join Nick Selukk, Ryan Benjamin, Leeanne Krecic aka Mongie, Filip Sablik, Robert Napton, Shing Yin Khor, and Tom Akel to hear about how Graphite is revolutionizing the digital comics landscape for readers, publishers, and creators alike.

Inside an Indie Studio: Shout! Factory (8PM-9PM, Room 23ABC). From Mystery Science Theater 3000 to Gravity Falls to the films of John Carpenter and more, this is an in-depth look at the operations—from acquisition to release—of an independent multi-platform studio facing the challenges of a rapidly changing entertainment landscape. Join Jeff Nelson (Sr. Director Marketing, Scream Factory and Shout! Factory) Brian Ward (Sr. Director of Production, Shout! Factory) and moderator Bill Hunt (The Digital Bits) for “Anatomy of an Indie Studio: An Insider’s Look at Shout! Factory and Scream Factory” as they give an insider’s look at how an indie pop-culture company operates, along with special announcements and exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming releases.

[NEW] Let’s Get Spooky Podcast (3PM, Neil Morgan Auditorium).

[NEW] Let Your Geek Sideshow: Building Community in Fandom (4PM-5PM, Room 25ABC).

Next Gen Nerds (1PM-2PM, Grand 12 Marriott Marquis). Expected t Appear: Travis McElroy, Clint McElroy, Malik Forte, Courtney Enlow, Brian Brushwood, and Riley Silverman.

Pinups & The Life of a Professional Woman Artist (9PM, Room 23ABC). Girls Drawin’ Girls’ Founder Melody Severns (The Simpsons & DC Super Hero Girls) & members including Director at Warner Bros. Animation Noëlle Raffaele, Marvel Comic’s cover illustrator Danni Shinya Luo, Commercial and Disney Storyboard Artist Lisa Dosson, GDG Art Prompt Coordinator and artist on The Simpsons Ashley Brooke Cooper, Heather Sybil Chavez (Neopets & Nicklelodeon Virtual Worlds), & Disney Production Supervisor Leila Tilghman will be in attendance at the panel to share their tips and experiences

Skybound Presents: Comic Books and Creators (3:30PM – 4:30PM, Room 8). Sean Mackiewicz (Gasolina, SVP & Editor-in-Chief at Skybound), Daniel Warren Johnson (Murder Falcon, Extremity), Brandon Thomas (Excellence), and Khary Randalph (Excellence) come together to discuss their latest published work. Moderated by Brian Huntington (Skybound’s VP of Online Content).

Troma Panel.


Sunday (July 21)

LEGO DC: Batman: Family Matters (2:15PM-4:15PM, Room 6BCF). Batman, Robin, and Batgirl must stick together even when Gotham’s most dangerous villains attempt to pull them apart in LEGO DC: Batman: Family Matters, the latest animated adventure in the LEGO DC series. Witness the World Premiere of this action-packed, brick-tastic adventure that will be followed by a star-studded panel of actors and filmmakers, including the voices of Batman, Batgirl, and Robin—Troy Baker (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman: Arkham Origins), Alyson Stoner (Phineas and Ferb) and Scott Menville (Teen Titans, Teen Titans Go!)—along with Jason Spisak (Young Justice) as Red Hood, Tara Strong (Batman: The Animated Series, Teen Titans, Teen Titans Go!) as Batwoman, and Steve Blum (Cowboy Bebop, Star Wars Rebels) as Scarecrow. Filmmakers include producer Rick Morales (LEGO Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood), director Matt Peters (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis), and screenwriter Jeremy Adams (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC, and the LEGO Group, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment later this summer on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital.

Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island (10:15AM-11:45AM, Room 6BCF). Pack your Scooby Snacks and join the Mystery Inc. gang as the teen sleuths embark on a wild and spooky vacation with zombies and cat people on Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island, an all-new, original film. Be among the first live audience to see this follow-up to the classic, best-selling Scooby-Doo! film, Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, as this new animated adventure finds Scooby-Doo and his pals taking a much-deserved vacation to a tropical island. Instead of getting rest and relaxation, however, they find themselves wrapped up in one of their biggest mysteries yet! Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the film arrives this fall from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans (12PM-2PM, Room 6BCF). When the forces of evil unite from across time and dimensions, it’ll take the combined efforts of distinctly different, yet similar super hero teams to keep the universe secure in Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans. Come for the World Premiere of this blockbuster film, then stay for an incredibly entertaining panel discussion featuring the stars of the film—Greg Cipes (The Middle, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Beast Boy, Scott Menville (LEGO DC: Batman: Family Matters) as Robin, Khary Payton (The Walking Dead) as Cyborg, Tara Strong (Batman: The Animated Series, My Little Pony, Unikitty!) as Raven, Hynden Walch (Adventure Time, Groundhog Day) as Starfire, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise, DC Super Hero Girls, The Fairly OddParents) as Mrs. Claus, and some surprise special guests . . . alongside producer/director Jeff Mednikow (Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, Teen Titans Go!), screenwriters Marly Halpern-Graser (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Jeremy Adams (LEGO DC: Batman: Family Matters). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment this fall on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital.


Ghost Adventures Live! (1PM-1:50PM, Room 7AB). Travel Channel brings you the paranormal investigators and stars of their hit series Ghost Adventures, LIVE! at Comic Con! Join Zak Bagans and his paranormal team as they share stories from their most memorable and horrifying encounters. Fans will get the chance to hear firsthand all of the behind-the-scenes details that go into creating this wildly-popular franchise. The team will also debut never-before-seen footage! This is a panel for the true believers who want to hear it all. Those in attendance will have the chance to ask their own burning questions to their favorite ghost hunters. Plus, they’ll receive an EXCLUSIVE giveaway and be among the first to hear exciting news from the team!

Mayans M.C. Exclusive Screening and Q&A (1PM, Hall H). Mayans M.C. is the next chapter in Kurt Sutter’s award-winning Sons of Anarchy saga. Set in a post-Jax Teller world, Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes is fresh out of prison and a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Come for an exclusive sneak peek at a scene from the upcoming season and a not-to-be-missed conversation with Kurt Sutter (Co-Creator/Executive Producer), Elgin James (Co-Creator/Executive Producer), Kevin Dowling (Executive Producer), plus stars JD Pardo, Clayton Cardenas, Edward James Olmos, Sarah Bolger, Michael Irby, Antonio Jaramillo, Raoul Max Trujillo, Richard Cabral, Danny Pino, Emilio Rivera, Frankie Loyal, Joseph Lucero and Vincent Rocco Vargas. Moderator: Lynette Rice, Entertainment Weekly.

Riverdale Special Video Presentation and Q&A (11:45AM-12:45PM, Hall H).

Supernatural Special Video Presentation and Q&A (10:30AM-11:30AM, Hall H).


CBLDF Live Art Jam (12:15PM-1:45PM, Room 5AB). Wendy Pini and other great artists draw live on stage for the CBLDF auction.

Making Comics the Marvel Way (11:15AM-12:15PM, Room 5AB). A slew of Mighty Marvel guests take you behind-the-scenes and show you how a Marvel comic book is made! Learn about every aspect of production including writing, penciling, inking, coloring, editing, and more – with creators on hand to offer personal insights and anecdotes. If you’re interested in the ins-and-outs of the comic book industry, this is the one panel you can’t miss!

To Me, My X-Men: Superheroes, Comics, and Academic Success (3PM-4PM, San Diego Public Library). Expected to Appear: Ryan Claytor, Rachelle Cruz, Jazmine Joyner, Mark Martell, Ben Superfine.

The Road to Historic Spawn 300 & 301 (1:45PM-2:45PM, Room 5AB). Image Comics will be hosting the panel The Road to the Historic SPAWN 300 and 301. Join Todd McFarlane and other surprise special guests from the superstar creative team of SPAWN 300 and 301! This panel will serve as an inside look into the record-breaking moments, as well as, jumpstart the celebration of SPAWN becoming the longest-running creator-owned comic in the world! As an added bonus fans will see new art reveals, experience giveaways, and much more!

Other Panels


No Date Announced

Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog Screening.

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (Hall H). Expected to Appear: Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes.

Marvel Studios.


Dark Web.

Farscape 20th Anniversary. Expected to Appear: Brian Henson, Rockne O’Bannon, Mark O’Bannon, Ben Browder, Gigi Edgley, James Ganiere.

Women of DC Streaming. Expected to Appear: Gina DeDomenico Flanagan.


Comic Book Sales Staff. Staff who work in the sales department of various comic book companies discuss the role they play in making sure comics make their way into stores and customers hands. Expected to Appear: Hope Nicholson.

Comics and Islam.

Comic Story Clinic. Expected to Appear: Barabara Kesel, Danny Fingeroth, Dani Colman, and Alex Segura. Moderated By: Sue Karlin.

EC Comics 75th Anniversary. On it’s 75th anniversary, comics historians including GRANT GEISSMAN(The Wonderful, Horrible EC Comics Book), DANNY FINGEROTH (A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee), ARIE KAPLAN(From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books) and DR. TRAVIS LANGLEY (The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them) look back on the lasting impact EC had (and still has) on comics and on popular culture in general.

Innovation on Comics. Expected to Appear: Jordan Plosky.

Out in Comics. Expected to Appear: Andy Mangels.

Spotlight on Jon B. Cooke. Expected to Appear: Jon B. Cooke. Moderated by: John Morrow.

Will Eisner and the Graphic Memoir. Using graphic novel pioneer Will Eisner’s autobiographical work, such as To The Heart of the Storm and The Dreamer, as a touchstone, panelists PETER KUPER (Stop Forgetting to Remember), EDDIE CAMPBELL (Alec: The Years Have Pants), and SARA WOOLLEY (Los Pirineos: The Mostly True Memoirs of Esperancita Gomez) read from their work and discuss the challenges and rewards of creating such personal material. DANNY FINGEROTH (A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee) moderates.

Women Writers in Animation Comics. Expected to Appear: Kevin Winston.

Other Panels

Always, Harry Potter Wizarding World Fandom Panel. Join us for our annual, wide-ranging look at the past year – and the y ear to come – for the Harry Potter fandom and Wizarding World canon, including fanfic, fanart, fanfilms, trips, off-Broadway plays, museum exhibits, events, online communities and content, amusement parks, memes, music, and activism. Expected to Appear: Adriene Alwag, Alison Siggard, Aluson Wilgus, Brian Biggs, Catherine Elhoffer, Eliyannah Yisrael, Elizabeth Minkel, Jamie Luby, Janina Scarlet, Matt Cox. Moderated By: Heidi Tandy.

Are Girls Turning Into Killer Cats? Expected to Appear: Chelsea Cain, Rachelle Rosenberg, Lia Miternique.

[NEW] The Black Panel. Expected to Appear: Michael Davis, more.

Black and Queer Panel. Expected to Appear: Viktor Tramaine, Eric Cooper

The Book of Weirdo. Expected to Appear: Carol Kovinick Hernandez, Gilbert Hernandez, Mary Fleener, Krystine Krytte, Kaz Prapuolenis, Ron Turner, and Jon B. Cooke.

Careers in Geek Fashion. Expected to Appear: Lisa Granshaw (GeekFold), Dan Richard (Development Plus Inc. and the Bethesda Gear Store), Cindy Levitt (Mad Engine), Rosa Menendez (Esports Makeup), Jennifer Smilay (Her Universe), Jeff Trexler (Fashion Law Institute), Allison Cimino (RockLove Jewelry).

Cartoon Legends Speak: Animators Celebrate Disney Anniversaries. It’s SDCC’s 50th, but anniversaries abound at Disney, too! Released in 1959, It’s Sleeping Beauty’s 60th, 1989’s The Little Mermaid’s 30th, and 1994’s The Lion King’s 25th, as well as Tarzan’s 20th and The Princess and the Frog’s 10th! We gather together talented artists integral to creating these animated classics old and new to talk about their experience, memories, and the influence and importance these feature have in the history and future of film. Expected to Appear: Floyd Norman (animator: Sleeping Beauty, Disney Legend) Jane Baer (animator: Sleeping Beauty, Founder: Baer Animation) Kathy Zielinksi (animator: The Little Mermaid) Nik Ranieri (animator: The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog) and Dave Bossert (visual effects animator: The Lion King, The Little Mermaid). Moderated by Leslie Combemale (ASIFA: Hollywood,

Causeplay – A Fandom with Purpose. Members of the Avengers Initiative – West Coast Avengers and pediatric organizations like Lac+Usc Dept of Peds – Kidz HF along with Magic Wheelchair will discuss how cosplayers and prop builders serve their communities through their love of pop-culture. Hear about their experiences, learn how to join organized groups, learn about some of the organizations that receive help and find out how to get involved in service efforts.

Collecting Harry Potter. Representatives from Insight Editions and McFarlane Toys will also be present. Expected to Appear: Ken Choy, Asher Potter.

Comic-Con Educators Book Club. Expected to Appear: Jewyl Clarke.

Dr. Zhivago’s Spotlight on the Journey of Kids in Cartooning. Expected to Appear: Marissa Zhivago.

Excelsior! Remembering Stan Lee. Panelists include PAUL LEVITZ (former president and publisher of DC Comics), MARV WOLFMAN(former Marvel editor in chief), MICHAEL USLAN (Batman movies executive producer), DENIS KITCHEN (Lee’s collaborator on Marvel’s experimental underground venture, Comix Book), MAGGIE THOMPSON (former editor of The Comic Buyers Guide), and DANNY FINGEROTH (author of the upcoming St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan biography A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee).

Fair Use & Fan Engagement. Expected to Appear: Ashkan Karbasfrooshan.

[NEW] Fansplaining Presents: Don’t Dream It’s Over: What Fandoms Do When Long-Running Stories End. Expected to Appear: Craig Titley, Joelle Monique, Justin Bolger, Elizabeth Minkel, Dr. Lynn Zubernis, Delilah Dawson. Moderated By: Flourish Klink.

Fictitious. Expected to Appear: Adron Buske.

Flipping the Script for Newbies. Discussing resources available for writes at any level in an era of #WGAStaffingBoost. Expected to Appear: Ken Choy, Nelson Soler, Joel Silberman, Kristi Shuton.

The Fun-Damentals of Story. Expected to Appear: Sarah Andersen, Whitney Gardner, Gini Koch, Thomas Lennon, Brandon Mull, Brendan Reichs.

Gay Geeks. Expected to Appear: Chandler Poling.

Geek Travel: Is It a Thing? Expected to Appear: Kristina Manente, Meg Butler, Sean Clark.

The Genius of Animation: Building Character And Story in Classic and Contemporary Cartoons. Some of the best and most creative minds who have made or are making history in animation come together to talk about developing characters and stories, and how advancements, changes in technology, and taste have influenced their work. Join them for a great time sure to thrill fans and cartoon aficionados of all ages. Expected to Appear: Floyd Norman (Jungle Book, Monsters Inc) Willie Ito (What’s Opera Doc?, The Flintstones) Jane Baer (Sleeping Beauty, Who Framed Roger Rabbit) Bill Morrison (Futurama, The Simpsons) Brendon Hay (Star Wars: Detours, Harvey Girls Forever) Aliki Theofilopoulos (Phineas and Ferb, Harvey Girls Forever) Tony Benedict (The Atom Ant Show, The Jetsons) and Mindy Johnson (Ink and Paint: The Women of Disney Animation, Tinker Bell: An Evolution). Moderated by Leslie Combemale (ASIFA: Hollywood,

Infection Prevention. Learn how to stay on the living side in the zombie appocalypse. Expected to Appear: Kelley Boston.

Into the Fanzone. There are many amazing YA books and TV shows that celebrate the awesomeness of fans, pop culture, comics, and fandom. Come listen to authors Britta Lundin (Ship It, Riverdale), Preeti Chhibber (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Ashley Poston (The Princess And The Fangirl), Whitney Gardner (You’re Welcome Universe), CB Lee (Not Your Sidekick, Not Your Villain), Lily Anderson (Undead Girl Gang), Danika Stone (Switchback, All The Feels), and Holly West (senior editor at Swoon Reads, Macmillan) as they talk about finding inspiration in geekdom. This lit-focused panel will focus on writing, publishing, and most importantly, the fans. Expected to Appear: BRitta Lundin, Preeti Chhibber, Ashley Poston, Whitney Gardner, C.B. Lee, Lily Anderson, Danika Stone, Holly West.

Making a Living Being Creative. Expected to Appear: Johny Kolasinski, Lee Kohse.

Masters of the Web: After Endgame: Where Does the Comic Genre Go From Here. Expected to Appear: John Campea, Chris Gore, Kristian Harloff, Kyle Newman.

Outlander Fan Panel. Expected to Appear: Ginger Wiseman, Summer Reyolds, Sarah Ksiazek, and Heather of Outlander So Cal Edition.

Pinups and the Life of a Professional Woman Artist. Expected to Appear: Katie Lee Grech.

The Science of the Acme Product Catalogue.

The Science Behind Spiderman’s Rogues Gallery.

Science Fact: How Science Fiction Has and Will Shape Our Future. Many of the technological achievements in the last few decades were actually ideas prophetically described in science fiction literature long before they became a reality. What do some of America’s smartest people think will be next? Join us as American Mensa, the high IQ society, hosts a panel of Scientists, Writers, and Sci-fi fans in a discussion on what the future may hold.

Spotlight on Marv Wolfman. Expected to Appear: Marv Wolfman, Tom King.

The State of the Industry: Animation Superstars! For the 13th year in a row, ASIFA-Hollywood will bring together some of the greats in animation to discuss the animation industry, where it’s headed, and anecdotes on how they broke into the industry. Brooke Keesling (Animation Guild, ASIFA-Hollywood VP and longtime Animation Recruiter for Cartoon Network & Disney) will lead a lively discussion with animation giants Dave Thomas (Director & Producer: Wander Over Yonder, Mickey Mouse shorts, Fairly Odd Parents, El Tigre), Jeanette Moreno King (Storyboard Artist & Director: Alien News Desk, Disenchantment, Futurama), Matt Braily (Editor & Writer: Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Loud House, Owl House), Hannah Nance Parlow (Color Designer: Tig ‘N’ Seek, Harley Quinn, Mike Tyson Mysteries), and David Shair (Storyboard Artist & Writer: Looney Tunes Cartoons, Wander Over Yonder, Fish Hooks)

A Super-Fun Guide to Dungeons & Dragons and Tabletop RPGs.

Super Geeked Up: Geeky Improve LIVE.

Unnecessary Debates.

Women On The Dark Side. Expected to Appear: Susan Lee.

[UPDATED] Women Rocking Hollywood 2019. Women-powered Projects and the Push Towards Parity There have been positive developments in the last year for women in television and film. Initiatives like the 4% challenge are making news, movies and tv identified as gender-balanced are getting ReFrame stamps, and companies like OWN, Annapurna, Netflix, & Sundance continue to expand opportunities for intersectional women, supporting great content in the process. Changes are happening, but are they happening fast enough, and how can industry insiders and fans help the forward momentum? Come see the inspired, talented powerhouse panelists of Women Rocking Hollywood 2019 share their perspective and talk about their exciting new projects. Scheduled to appear: Alison Emilio (director: ReFrame, advisory board: Horizon Award) Liesl Tommy (director: The Walking Dead, Respect), Gloria Calderon Kellett (exec story editor/producer: How I Met Your Mother, co-creator/writer/director One Day at a Time) Catherine Hardwicke (director: Twilight, Don’t Look Deeper) Cheryl Dunye (producing director: Queen Sugar, director: David Makes Man) Jen McGowan (director: Rust Creek, founder: Glass Elevator) Angela Robinson (producer/writer/director: True Blood, director: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women) and C Fitz (director: Jewel’s Catch One, Queen Sugar). Moderated by Leslie Combemale (creator: WomenRockingHollywood, journalist:

Worst Cartoons Ever! Hosted by Jerry Beck. For the 17th year in a row, esteemed animation historian Jerry Beck ( and ASIFA-Hollywood will once again foist upon the Con a new selection of the most terribly written, ugliest drawn and unintentionally funniest animated films ever made. All for real, all drawn from TV’s ancient golden age, all hilariously awful! Rarely seen – and you’ll soon understand why. Cartoons include Con favorites Mighty Mr. Titan (the physical fitness superhero in a form fitting costume a little too tight for comfort) and Johnny Cypher In Dimension Zero (worst. anime. ever.). This year’s presentation will be one for the history books. You’ve been officially warned!

The Wristbone’s Connected to Something: Medical Mix-Ups in Film and TV. Expected to Appear: Johnny Kolasinsi.

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