San Diego Comic-Con 2023 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 6-9), 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 (July 19)

Preview Night Screenings: Superpowered: The DC Story (Ballroom 20)

Preview Night Screenings: Teen Titans Go! (Ballroom 20)

Thursday (July 20)

Movies

[NEW] The Venture Bros.: Radiant is the Blood of the Baboon Heart (8:30pm, Room 6BCF). World premiere screening followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer along with key cast

Television

Ghosts.

Max Original Animation Presents (11am-12:30pm, Ballroom 20). Join Max Original Animation for a celebration of new and returning animated series including an expansion in the “Adventure Time” universe, ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA & CAKE; a new animated series YOUNG LOVE, based on the characters from Matthew A. Cherry and Sony Pictures Animation’s Oscar-winning animated short, “Hair Love”; and a preview of the upcoming fourth season for the fan-favorite HARLEY QUINN. The panel will feature exclusive sneak peeks, surprise guests, and more that you won’t want to miss! The panel will be moderated by Damian Holbrook (TV Guide Magazine).

Comics/Books

10 Years of Chills, Thrills and Kills: Storm King Comics (4pm-5pm, Room 29AB).

Adapting Stories to Graphic Novels (11:30am, Room 29CD). Expected to Appear: Mattie Lubchansky (Boys Weekend), Joel Christian Gill (Stamped from the Beginning), Carrie Vaughn (Wild Cards: Now & Then). Moderated by Chip Kidd.

A Different Type of Romance (2pm-3pm). Expected to Appear: Rachel Smythe (Lore Olympus), Holly Black, Becky Cloonan, Linda Sejic, Stjepan Sejic. Tina Horn (moderator)

Between Two Toms (11:30am-12:30pm, Room 6DE). DC’s Tom King (Wonder Woman) and Tom Taylor (Titans) are kicking off San Diego Comic-Con together by discussing comics, and more. Celebrity guests between the Toms this year will include Nicola Scott (Titans) and Mitch Gerads (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)

Building the DC Universe on WEBTOON (10:30am-11:30am, Room 4). Marie Javins (DC Editor-in-Chief), David Lee (VP of content for WEBTOON), CRC Payne (Batman: Wayne Family Adventures), Manou Azumi (Vixen: NYC), Patrick Young (Red Hood), and moderator Rosie Knight (Den of Geek) discuss bringing classic DC Super Heroes to WEBTOON

Designing the X-Men: A This Week in Marvel Special Event (4pm-5pm, Room 7AB). Agent M himself, AKA Ryan Penagos (VP & Creative Executive), is here to host a can’t-miss live edition of the This Week in Marvel podcast! Joining him are Krakoan Gardeners Jordan D. White (Senior Editor) and Sarah Brunstad (Editor), Graphic Designer eXtraordinaire Tom Muller, superstar artist Joshua Cassara (X-Force, X-Men) and more. From logos to data pages, new costumes to Hellfire Gala ensembles, Krakoan topography to the layout of the Green Lagoon, get the inside scoop about the creative process behind the modern era of X-Men along with hints of what is coming with the Fall of X. And don’t miss an exclusive giveaway at the end of the panel!

Fables and Fairy Tales: New Spins on Old Stories (12pm-1pm, Room 23ABC). Expected to Appear: Alexandra Bracken (Silver in the Bone), Erin A. Craig (House of Roots and Ruin), Gina Chen (Violet Made of Thorns), Misa Sugiura (Momo Arashima Steals the Sword of the Wind), and Amanda Linsmeier (Starlings).

Figure Drawing for Popular Media (2pm-3pm, Room 11). Emilio Soltero, PhD, MA (John Buscema: A Life in Sketches; Gorillas in da Mix) presents a primer on drawing the figure for popular media, including drawing for comics and character design, joined by Crystal Aquino (panel model). The focus will be on anatomy and figure drawing. Emilio will lecture and demonstrate on figure drawing. There will be time to draw as well. Join Emilio and Crystal for this active presentation. Professionals and beginners are welcome. Bring your drawing supplies to draw during this interactive presentation. Come ready to take notes and to draw.

Gotham City (12:45pm-1:45pm, Room 6DE). Whether it’s in the past, present, or future, Gotham City has been the backdrop for some of the greatest stories in DC history featuring Batman, his allies and his foes. Join DC storytellers Tom King, Tini Howard, Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Ram V, Belén Ortega and a surprise guest or two to find out what’s to come for The Dark Knight and the other Super Heroes and Super-Villains that make Gotham City the place to be in the DCU!

In the Beginning … There was World Building (11am-12pm, Room 23ABC). Expected to Appear: Wesley Chu (The Art of Prophecy), TJ Klune, Comic-Con Special Guest Holly Black, LR Lam, Victoria Aveyard, Dr. Jeanelle Horcasitas (moderator)

Manga Publishing Industry Roundtable (5pm-6pm).

Marvel and Proko Teach “The Art of Storytelling” (5pm-6pm, Room 11). Learn the art of comic book storytelling with Marvel and Proko! Join our panel of industry veterans as they share their expertise on creating compelling stories, developing memorable characters, and mastering the art of visual storytelling. We’ll be covering several topics from Proko’s latest course on making comics with Marvel featuring instructors from the course! Whether you’re an aspiring artist or a seasoned professional, this panel will offer valuable insights and practical advice to help you hone your craft and break into the competitive world of comics.

Robots and Aliens and Blasters, Oh My (10:30am-11:30am, Room 24ABC). Expected to Appear: Emma Mieko Candon, Sylvain Neuvel, and Julia Vee and Ken Bebelle, Charlie Jane Anders (Moderator)

Splattergore: The History of ’90s Horror, Underground and Outlaw Comics (7pm, Room 25ABC). Frank Forte (Asylum Press, Heavy Metal, Cry for Dawn), Tim Vigil (Faust, Gothic Nights, David Quinn (Faust, Dr. Strange), Joshua Sky (Heavy Metal) discuss the history of 90s horror comics including the late 80s indie scene which led to the 90s black and white boom. Celebrating the release of Faust:Love of The Damned TPB Collection, Tim and David talk about the origins and long publishing history of Faust. Frank talks about Northstar Publications, Grips, Cry for Dawn, Faust, Lady Death, Verotik, Boneyard Press, Twisted Tales, From Beyonde, Taboo, Slow Death, Razor, Vamperotica, Tarot Witch of the Black Rose, NightCry, Marvel’s Hellraiser and more. Underground and “Outlaw” horror comics had an effect on the industry as a whole because they were doing huge print runs and there was a rabid fanbase for the genre. Some companies went too far and comics were banned, some stories led to police investigations and charges filed. It was an interesting time to be reading comics, so come one come all and let’s relive it together. Slideshow with images will accompany the talk. More 90s comic creator guests to be announced.

TOKYOPOP: Manga for Everyone (1pm-2pm, Room 28DE). Join TOKYOPOP team members Kae Winters (marketing), Lena Atanassova (acquisitions), and Becca Chen (editorial) to find out about the latest and greatest manga releases from LoveLove, Disney Manga, Comics That Matter, Noir Caesar, and more!

Turning a Comic Book into a Franchise (5pm, Room 5AB). Expected to Appear: Britton Payne.

Welcome to Fantasy Land (10am-11am, Room 9). Expected to Appear: Darcie Little Badger, Terry J. Benton-Walker, Rachel Griffin, Adalyn Grace, Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Michelle Bucud (moderator)

Writing for Comics and Manga (6pm-7pm, Room 29AB). Expected to Appear: Chang Sheng.

Other Panels

Art From The Holocaust- The Tattoo  (1:30pm-2:30pm, Room 4). 95-year-old Holocaust survivor Ben Midler will join this panel and they talk about comics and graphics with tattoos, along with Karin Babbitt, daughter of Dina Babbitt, graphic artist Edmundo Godinez, Sandra Scheller and moderated by Matt Dunford.

Coming Together: Honoring AANHPI Voices in Pop Culture (4pm-5pm, Marriott Marquis Grand 10). Join us for an enlightening and empowering panel titled “Coming Together: Honoring AANHPI Voices in Pop Culture.” Explore the profound impact of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander representation in pop culture. Our esteemed panelists, including actors, graphic novelists, educators, and mental health professionals, will share their personal stories of promoting AANHPI representation and celebrate recent films and animations that champion these diverse voices. Don’t miss this pivotal discussion! Expected to Appear: Earl Baylon (actor), Daysha Nichols (pastry chef), Chance Calloway (author), Brittani Oliver (AMFT). Moderated by: Ariel Landrum and Stefanie Bautista.

Cosplay: Movement Inside the Costume (7:30pm-8:30pm, Room 26AB). Join actors Adam Meir, Don McLeod, The Mandalorian Chris Bartlett, character actor Chris Childers and Sandy Scheller as they teach techniques to make costume characters come to life.

Fleischer Cartoons Panel.

From the Screen to Your Plate: Food in Pop Culture (6:30pm-7:30pm). Indulge your taste buds and dive into the delicious world of pop culture cuisine! Discover how your favorite fandoms inspire culinary creations, from baking lembas bread to decoding the secret of the Krabby Patty. Join us for a mouthwatering exploration of the intersection between food and pop culture. Don’t miss it! Expected to Appear: Earl Baylon (actor), Thien Pham (graphic novelist), Lorran Garrison (school psychologist), Jessica Tseang (comic historian). Moderated by: Ariel Landrum and Stefanie Bautista.

The Independent Filmmaker’s Panel (8pm-9pm, Marriott Marquis Grand Ballroom 6).

Indie Filmmaker’s Survival Guide (4:05pm-5:05pm, Marriott Marquis Grand Ballroom 6).

LOST Fan Panel (2pm, San Diego Public Library Auditorium). Expected to Appear: Jo Garfein (Cancer Gets LOST), The Jay & Jack Show (The LOST Podcast), and the Getting LOST documentary producer Casinoskunk Productions.

Nonfiction Filmmaking (6:45pm-7:45pm, Marriott Marquis Grand Ballroom 6).

[NEW] The RPG Game Show (12pm-1pm, Neil Morgan Auditorium). Join James D’Amato (The Ultimate RPG Campfire Card Deck) for a game show experience.

The Secret Cities of Mark Kistler. Expected to Appear: Joel Gori (actor who played Zebtron), Dan Fraga (Superman, Spiderman Comic Book Artist), Tim Decker (Simpsons Animator, former head of interactive at Disney), Jack Moore (NASA), and more.

Sound in Film (1pm-2pm, Marriott Marquis Grand Ballroom 6).

Spirituality in Pop-Culture (Comics, TV, Film, etc.) (6:30PM-7:30PM, Room 29CD). Expected to Appear: Rev. Brian.

Supersonic: The 15th Annual Behind-The Music Panel (10am-11am, Room 25ABC). A behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating the scores and sounds to some of today’s most popular TV Series and Films! Featured panelists include Phil McGowan (Score Mixer – Paramount+’s Star Trek: Picard; Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo IV), Sherri Chung (Composer – HBO Max’s Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai; The CW’s Batwoman), Chris Bacon (Composer – Netflix’s Wednesday; Sony Pictures’ Men In Black: International), Amanda Jones (Composer – HBO Max’s Adventure Time: Distant Lands; The CW’s Naomi), Kurt Farquhar (Composer – Disney+’s The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder; Blumhouse Television’s Absolute Dominion) and Michael Yezerski (Composer – Netflix’s Cabinet of Curiosities; Starz’s Blindspotting). Panel will be moderated by actor Todd Stashwick (Captain Liam Shaw on Paramount+’s Star Trek: Picard); Deacon on SYFY’s 12 Monkeys).

Transformers Brand Panel.

 

Friday (July 21)
Movies

Directors on Directing (11am, Hall H). Expected to Appear: David Leitch (Deadpool 2, as well as Bullet Train and The Fall Guy), Justin Simien (Dear White PeopleBad Hair, and Haunted Mansion), and Gareth Edwards (The CreatorRogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Godzilla) will be on hand, for a panel moderated by Collider’s Steven Weintraub.

Justice League: Warworld (9pm-11pm, Ballroom 20). Be among the first fans to see Warner Bros. Animation’s all-new, feature-length film “Justice League: Warworld” at this World Premiere screening. In this R-rated film, DC’s Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman find themselves in mysterious lands and precarious circumstances with no memory of how they arrived there and only vague recollections of their true selves. There will also be a panel discussion with “filmmakers and cast” in addition to the World Premiere screening. “Justice League: Warworld” will be available to own on Digital, 4K Ultra HDTMand Blu-rayTM on July 25, 2023.

[NEW] Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomsta (1pm, Indigo Ballroom). Join series co-creator Brendon Small and guests as they talk all things Metalocalypse, preview some clips from the upcoming R-rated film, and discuss the forthcoming album Dethalbum IV.

Television

The Continental.

Comics/Books

Adventures for the Next Generation (11:30am, Room 24ABC). Expected to Appear: Alexandra Bracken (Silver in the Bone) and Margaret Owen (The Grimoire of Grave Fates).

All Together Now! Find Your Voice! (3pm, San Diego Central Library Shiley Special Events Suite). Expected to Appear: Sarah Sax (Picture Day).

Asian Americans Built the Comic Market (6pm-7pm, Room 28DE).

Authors on the Best Advice I Ever Got (3:30pm, Room 29CD). Expected to Appear: Lauren J.A. Bear (Medusa’s Sisters), Genevieve Gornichec (The Weaver and the Witch Queen), Emily Skrutskie (The Salvation Gambit), Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Silver Nitrate), and Evelyn Skye (The Hundred Loves of Juliet)

Boundless Adventures: San Diego Festival of Books (4:30pm-5:30pm, Room 10). Charlie Jane Anders, John Jennings, TJ Klune, Jarrod Shusterman and Sofia Lapuente, Alonso Nunez (moderator).

Classic Stories, New Frontiers: Literary Sci-Fi and Horror Comix (10am, Room 4). Expected to Appear: Mattie Lubchansky (Boys Weekend).

Creators of Color (11am-12pm, Omni Hotel Grand Ballroom DE).

Dawn of DC (12:30pm-1:30pm, Room 6DE). With epic new storylines, over 20 exciting new titles, superstar creative teams, and villains that have pushed the Super Heroes beyond their limits in bold adventures, the “Dawn of DC” has been in full swing all year. Hear directly from some of the superstar writers and artists behind your favorite stories, including Ram V. (Detective Comics), Joshua Williamson (Batman & Robin), Nicola Scott (Titans), Tom King (Wonder Woman), Joanne Starer (Fire and Ice), Josh Trujilo (Blue Beetle) and Tom Taylor (Titans).

Dawn of DC: Knight Terrors (1:45pm-2:45pm, Room 6DE). It’s not all just a dream! The next chapter of “Dawn of DC” is here and Knight Terrors architect Joshua Williamson (Knight Terrors) with special guests Jeremy Adams (Knight Terrors: Green Lantern), Dennis Culver (Knight Terrors: Zatanna) and more preview what haunts the dreams of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains.

Fantastic Adventures (11am, San Diego Central Library Shiley Special Events Suite). Expected to Appear: Lucas Turnbloom (Steve L. McEvil and the Second Wind).

From Me to We: Self-Publishing vs. Working with a Publisher (10:30am, Room 10). Expected to Appear: Sammy Harkham (Blood of the Virgin)

A Golden Age for Women in Comics (10am, Room 9). Expected to Appear: Rachel Smythe (Lore Olympus).

Growing and Becoming (12pm, SanSan Diego Central Library Shiley Special Events Suite). Expected to Appear: Jose Pimienta (Twin Cities)

Hispanic Creators and Retailers Discuss the Comic Book Industry (3:30pm-4:30pm, Room 24ABC). Hispanic creators and retailers discuss the comic book industry Maria Wolf (Cover Artist – Marvel, Image/Skybound, DC), Ariel Diaz (Cover Artist – DC, Marvel, Image), Jarrett Melendez (Eisner nominee Chef’s Kiss), Adrian Reyes (El Rey Comics), Tom Garcia (ComicTom 101), Anthony Arollo (Bird City Comics), and possibly a special guest or two. discuss their careers and the comic book industry from a Hispanic perspective. Moderated by J Stash (Owner – Stashhhloot).

Jim Lee & Friends (6pm-7pm, Room 6A). Jim Lee (DC President, Publisher and Chief Creative Officer) is on hand to bring out a few of his friends for discussions and reveals that will have everyone talking long after the Con is over! You won’t want to miss this.

Love in all the Fantastic Places (11am-12pm, Room 32AB). Expected to Appear: Olivie Blake, Jacqueline Carey, Piper J. Drake, Laura Thalassa, Mia Tsai, Rachel Smythe, Dr. Jenni Marchisotto (moderator), Haydee Smith (moderator)

[UPDATED] LUCASFILM PUBLISHING: Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away… (1pm, Room 7AB). Expected to Appear: Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars: Inquisitor: Rise of the Red Blade), E.K. Johnston (Among Thieves: The Druid’s Call), George Mann (Star Wars: The Battle of Jedha (The High Republic)), Cavan Scott (Star Wars: The Rising Storm (The High Republic)), Charles Soule (Star Wars: Light of the Jedi (The High Republic)), Marc Thompson (Star Wars Audiobook Narrator) (Star Wars: Inquisitor: Rise of the Red Blade).

Mary Shelley and The Influence of Gothic Literature on Modern Sci-Fi & Fantasy (7:30PM). Expected to Appear: Carrie Vaughn (Wildcards: Now & Then), and more TK.

Marvel Fanfare with C.B. Cebulski (4:15pm-5:15pm, Room 6DE). Past and present Marvel Editors-in-Chief reunite for a panel unlike any other! Listen in on a conversation about anything and everything you wanted to know about the House of Ideas when current head honcho C.B. Cebulski is joined by Marvel Legend Joe Quesada. Never before has so much comic-making mastery been crammed into one panel! But that’s not all – fans who stay until the end will receive an exclusive giveaway comic! 

MARVEL: Heroes, Hulks, and Super-Soldiers (3pm-4pm, Room 6DE). Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski leads a panel featuring Marvel’s superlative solo Super Hero series! J. Michael Straczynski takes Captain America to the streets of Manhattan, while Moon Knight roams the roads of Egyptian lore in David Pepose’s Moon Knight: City of the Dead. Meanwhile the Hulk takes control of Bruce Banner as Phillip Kennedy Johnson continues his new Hulk run, and the hits coming in across the rest of the action-packed Marvel Universe. Be sure to stay until the end of the panel to find out what other heroes will be joining their ranks in their own new titles! 

Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game Live Play with Glass Cannon Network (5:30pm-8:30pm, Omni Grand Ballroom ABC 4th Floor). A brand new group of Super Heroes is making its San Diego Comic Con debut as your favorite personalities from the Glass Cannon Network bring their unique brand of unhinged role-playing madness to the Multiverse! Join Gamemaster Troy Lavallee along with Joe O’Brien, Skid Maher, Matthew Capodicasa, Noura Ibrahim, Alicia Marie, and Marvel’s own Nick Lowe (VP, Marvel Executive Editor) as they create a Super Hero story that makes the Avengers look like a knitting club. Don’t miss the action-packed, laugh-inducing mayhem that will leave you wondering if spandex suits come with built-in comedic timing! 

The Modern Diary Panel (1-2pm, Room 25ABC). Expected to Appear: Jim Benton.

New Face of Jewish Comics (10:30am-11:30am, Room 29CD).

Red Sonja 50th Anniversary (11:30AM, Room 5AB).

SF in Comics (3pm-4pm, Room 29AB). Expected to Appear: John Barber, Andrew Griffin, Charlie Jane Anders , Nicholas Tana, Maryelizabeth Yturralde (moderator).

Spotlight on Martha Wells (12pm-1pm, Room 28DE).

Tor Presents: Calling All Book Lovers (5:30pm-6:30pm, Room 29CD). Expected to Appear: TPG staff: Isa Caban (Assistant Director of Marketing), Saraciea J. Fennell (Senior Publicity Manager), Giselle Gonzalez (Publicist), Emily Mlynek (Director of Marketing).

Wish They All Could be CA MCs (10:30am-11:30am, Room 24ABC). Expected to Appear: Diane Marie Brown, Nidhi Chanani, Mike Chen , Cory Doctorow, and Julia Vee and Ken Bebelle, Maryelizabeth Yturralde (moderator)

Writer AMA with the Scribes of Storm King Comics (4pm-5pm, Room 29AB).

Other Panels

From Codex to Console (Room 29AB)

Harnessing the Power of Pop Culture for Mental Health Awareness? (5pm, Room 32AB). Explore how superheroes and their stories can destigmatize mental health issues, inspire personal growth, and foster empathy. Hear from Tara Madison Avery (Stacked Deck Press), Terry Mayo (The Wicked Righteous), Zhen (Hello We Are Rats), Sarita Kittell (Our Oasis Podcast), Dr. Elizabeth Smith Han and moderator Lorran Garrison (Little Brainstorm), all who have witnessed the transformative power of pop culture in promoting mental well-being. There will be giveaways!

Indie Filmmaking and Content Creation for Sci-Fi and Fantasy on a Budget (1pm-2pm, Marriott Marquis Grand Ballroom 6).

Making a Living Being Creative (7:30pm-8:30pm, Room 29CD). Expected to Appear: Steven Edwards (Production Manager, Into/Across the Spider-Verse, Twilight of the Gods), artist Lee Kohse. Moderator: Podcaster Johhny Kolasinski (Hi Everybody, A Bad Medicine Podcast).

Mobile Filmmaking: How to Make a Movie Using a SmartPhone (4:45pm-5:45pm, Marriott Marquis Grand Ballroom 6).

One Ring TTRPG – A Hobbit One Shot (Omni Grand Ballroom)

Star Wars: Past, Present and Future. Expected to Appear: Spencer Wilding (Darth Vader in Rogue One).

 

Saturday (July 22)
Movies

[NEW] Babylon 5: The Road Home (6:30pm, Room 6BCF). Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original series and catch the world premiere of the animated film from series creator J. Michael Straczynski, along with returning original series actors Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Tracy Scoggins and Patricia Tallman.

Television

Critical Role: Fireside Chat & Cast Q&A (Ballroom 20). Join Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Matthew Mercer, Liam O’Brien, Marisha Ray, Sam Riegel, and Travis Willingham as they discuss everything going on in Critical Role Land with a fireside chat and short Q&A.

Critical Role: Making Candela Obscura (Room 6A). Join Taliesin Jaffe, Marisha Ray, Robbie Daymond, Laura Bailey, Matthew Mercer, and Ivan Van Norman as they discuss the making of Candela Obscura including the show, the game, and a whole new intriguing world.

Heels. Expected to Appear: Stephen Amell (“Arrow”), Alexander Ludwig (“Vikings”), Kelli Berglund (“The Goldbergs,” “The Animal Kingdom”), Allen Maldonado (House Party, “The Last O.G.”), Chris Bauer (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “True Blood”) and AJ Mendez (WWE).

[NEW] Developing TV & Film for Streamers (5:30pm-6:30pm, Room 6A). Join creator and executive producer Brian A. Metcalf, xecutive producer Kelly Arjen, and cast members David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place), Tom Arnold (True Lies), David Koechner (The Office), Mark Pellegrino (Supernatural), and others.

Comics/Books

Book Nerd Challenge: An Audiobook Game Show (10am, San Diego Central Library Neil Morgan Auditorium). Expected to Appear: Erin Craig (House of Roots and Ruin), Genevieve Gornichec (The Weaver and the Witch Queen), Margaret Owen (The Grimoire of Grave Fates).

The Buzzy Books of 2023 Panel (7pm, Room 9). Join Penguin Random House staff for recommendations perfect for your TBR pile! Moderated by audiobook narrator Marc Thompson.

Comics and Mental Health — Overcoming Depression and Anxiety (3:30pm-4:30pm, Room 26AB). Award-winning creators Jimmie Robinson (Bomb Queen), David Walker (Bitter Root), Melissa Pagluica (Above The Clouds), Jenn Haines (Dragon Comics) and moderator Natasha Yglesias (NY Times best selling author) talk various steps, support systems to stay creative in comics.

HALO HALO: A Scoop of Filipino American Voices in Comics (1pm-2pm, Marriott Marquis Grand 12).

How a Greek Myth Became the World’s Biggest Comic: A Fireside Chat with Rachel Smythe (1pm, Room 7AB). Expected to Appear: Rachel Smythe (Lore Olympus).

MARVEL: Next Big Thing (3pm-4pm, Room 6A) This is the one you’ve been waiting for – the absolute can’t-miss event featuring shocking announcements about the future of the Marvel Universe! Spider-Man’s never had it easy, but what’s coming for him next will shake the wallcrawler to his core. Plus – things are heating up for Guardians of the Galaxy in the throes of the catastrophic Grootfall. And just what is happening in Jonathan Hickman’s all-new Ultimate Universe? On hand to discuss all this and more are C.B. Cebulski (Editor-in-Chief), Nick Lowe (Executive Editor), Zeb Wells (Amazing Spider-Man), Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing (Guardians of the Galaxy) and more. Also, attendees will receive an exclusive giveaway!

Mysteries, Magic, & Mayhem (10am-11am, Room 7AB). Expected to Appear: Holly Black, Johnny Compton, Martha Wells, Catriona Ward, and Philip Fracassi, Liz Kerin (moderator).

Reluctant Readers: How to Encourage Your Kids to Read (10am, Room 25ABC). Expected to Appear: Max Brooks (Minecraft: The Island), Delilah S. Dawson (Camp Scare), Lincoln Peirce (Max and the Midknights), Evelyn Skye (Princess Private Eye), Sarah Sax (Picture Day)

A Scare is Born (12pm, Room 7AB). Expected to Appear: Erin A. Craig (House of Roots and Ruin), Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Silver Nitrate), and Chuck Tingle (Camp Damascus), Junji Ito, Johnny Compton, Catriona Ward, Judy Prince-Neeb (moderator).

Science Fiction (At Least for Now) (1pm-2pm, Room 29AB). Expected to Appear: Emma Mieko Candon, Pierce Brown, Nnedi Okorafor, Comic Con Special Guest Martha Wells.

Spanish Comic Artists Crossing the Atlantic (6pm-7pm, Room 28DE). Expected to Appear: Belen Ortega, Pepe Larraz, Álvaro Martínez Bueno

Things Could Be Worse (8pm-9pm, Room 25ABC). Expected to Appear: Tananarive Due, CJ Leede, Meriam Metoui, Chuck Tingle, and Danielle Valentine, Maryelizabeth Yturralde (moderator).

The World of Metropolis (12:30pm-1:30pm, Room 6DE). Superman isn’t the only force to be reckoned with in Metropolis. The top comic book writers and artists working on stories in the City of Tomorrow, including Joshua Williamson (Superman), Sina Grace (Superman: The Harvests of Youth), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Action Comics) and a few more surprise guests, provide exclusive details on what fans can expect in some of the most action-packed comics.

[UPDATED] The Worlds We Return To (3pm-4pm, Room 23ABC). Whether it’s a new installment of a beloved series or a fantastic retelling of a classic tale, these authors keep us coming back for more! Join Stephen Blackmoore (Cult Classic), Jacqueline Carey (Cassiel’s Servant), Cory Doctorow (Red Team Blues), Chloe Gong (Immortal Longings), and E.K. Johnston (Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves: The Druid’s Call) as they discuss what makes stories last and writing the worlds we return to. Moderated by Matthew Berger (Mysterious Galaxy)

Writing and Publishing Graphic Novels (12:30pm, Room 10). Expected to Appear: Sarah Sax (Picture Day), Jose Pimienta (Twin Cities), Lincoln Peirce (Max and the Midknights), Max Brallier (The Last Comics on Earth), Lucas Turnbloom (Steve L. McEvil and the Second Wind), and John Gallagher (Max Meow)

Other Panels

The Art of Underwater Filmmaking (1:45pm-2:45pm, Marriott Marquis Grand Ballroom 6).

Cartoon Voices (1pm, Room 6BCF). Expected to Appear: Elle Newlands, Keith Scott. Moderator: Mark Evanier.

Dungeons & Dragons — 40 Years of a Saturday Morning Legend (10am-11am, Room 6DE). Expected to Appear: TJ Shevlin.

Engineering Superhero Technology (3pm-4pm). Expected to Appear: Chris Garcia.

History of Voice Actors Panel (4:30pm). Expected to Appear: Keith Scott, Jerry Beck, and Leonard Maltin. Moderator: Mark Evanier

Trivia for the Rest of Us (8pm-9pm).

 

Sunday (July 23)
Movies

Miraculous Ladybug & Zag Animation (10am).

Television

 

Comics/Books

Asian Representation in Comics & Media. Expected to Appear: Ron Seoul-Oh (Editor-in-Chief of POC Culture), Leilani Shiu (actress in Disney+ Star Wars series), David Nakayama (artist for Marvel, DC, Dynamite), and Don Aguillo (writer/artist, SpawnRise). Moderated by Justin Otero.

DC Books for Young Readers (11:15pm-12:15pm, Room 6DE). DC showcases some of the creators behind the publisher’s popular middle-grade and young adult graphic novels, with exciting announcements about titles arriving soon! Star writers and artists will be discussing their projects, including Nicole Maines (Bad Dream: A Dreamer Story), Sina Grace (Superman: The Harvests of Youth), Penelope and Jerry Gaylord (Diana and the Hero’s Journey; Clark & Lex), Jeffrey Brown (Batman and Robin and Howard), and Jim Benton (Fann Club: Batman Squad), with a surprise guest

Get Your Knives Out: Thriller and Mysteries (11:15am, Room 5AB). Expected to Appear: Margaret Owen (The Grimoire of Grave Fates)

Kids Draw Superheroes! (11am). Expected to Appear: Lucas Turnbloom (Steve L. McEvil and the Second Wind).

Let’s Hit Critical (12pm-1pm, Room 29AB). Expected to Appear: Jef Aldrich, Travis Baldree, James D’Amato, E.K. Johnston, Jon Taylor, Cecil Castellucci (moderator)

Philip K. Dick; 71 Years of Illusions, Reality, Humanity in Science Fiction (3:15pm-4:45pm, Room 5AB). Who is human and who only appears as human? What is real? Philip K Dick (PKD) wrote stories that became Blade Runner, Minority Report, Total Recall, Man in the High Castle, Electric Dreams, Adjustment Bureau, Screamers, Paycheck. His works are being turned into more films and TV adaptations. PKD’s tales predate similar paranoid and sanity questioning themes in The Matrix, Terminator, Source Code, Inception, Logan’s run and The Island . John Alan Simon, Elizabeth Karr (Directed and produced PKDs Radio Free Albemuth and are developing Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said and VALIS), Daniel Gilbertson (writer, Screamers; knew PKD), Keith Giles (author, teacher), Charles Cameron Mitchell (PKD Festival producer), Cliff Jones (Dreampunk author), discuss PKD. Moderated by James Wasser (science fiction fan, tiki, and lowbrow art panels).

Romantasy: When SFF & Romance Kiss (2:30pm-3:30pm, Room 23ABC). Expected to Appear: Jacqueline Carey, Olivie Blake, J.R. Dawson, Travis Baldree, TJ Klune (moderator)

[NEW] The Saga Continues: A Sneak Peak at New Books from Saga Press (10am-11am, Room 24ABC). Join Joe Monti (Editorial Director, Saga Press) and Amara Hoshijo (Sr. Editor, Saga Press) as they share a sneak peek at their upcoming science fiction, fantasy, and horror titles coming Fall 2023 and Spring 2024, from authors such as Charlaine Harris, R.A. Salvatore, Tananarive Due, Stephen Graham Jones, and more. The best part? All attendees will walk away with a book in hand!

Spotlight on Holly Black (10am-11am, Room 29AB).

Other Panels

Philip K. Dick; 71 Years of Illusions, Reality, Humanity in Science Fiction (3:15pm-4:15pm, Room 5AB). Expected to Appear: Keith Giles.

The Power of AANHPI Women in Media (11am-12pm, Marriott Marquis Grand 12). Celebrate the impact and achievements of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander women in the entertainment industry. Discover how these remarkable women are reshaping narratives and advancing representation. Join us for an empowering discussion on the transformative power of AANHPI women’s voices in media. Be inspired! Expected to Appear: Denice Cabanela (actor), Kristine Gerolaga (writer/director), Sydney Viengluang (actor), Dr. Harpreei Malla (psychologist). Moderated by: Ariel Landrum and Stefanie Bautista.

Success in Creativity: Making the Best of Your Resources (4pm-5pm, Room 24ABC). Introducing our reimagined panel, previously titled “Full Time Creative Work On A Part Time Schedule”, back at SDCC, where it has been a consistent favorite for the last 14 years. Tailored to support creatives, this interactive panel provides insightful strategies for managing full-time responsibilities while pursuing part-time passion projects. Learn how to enhance your creative collaborations with practical advice on networking and communication, helping you unlock your creative potential and promoting effective resource, workflow and time management. The panel content is widely applicable across diverse media and scales of projects, from amateur endeavors to professional undertakings. Be it comic books, TV/film, animation, podcasts, cosplay, fan groups, music, illustration, blogging, or web comics, you’ll find helpful insights here. Given the wide range and specific nature of the information shared, we recommend bringing a notebook or device for note-taking. Join us in this journey to successfully bring your passion projects to life. Thirty (30) lucky panel attendees will have a chance to win a One by Wacom Tablet ($49 value), courtesy of Wacom. Moderator Ron Coleman Ph.D. (Molecular Geneticist & Writer) joins panelists Renah Wolzinger, Ed.D. (Chief Learning Officer, EON Reality, Inc.), Sean Glumace (COO, 2CPR Group), Luke Cheeseman (Director of Media, TheConGuy.com ), Nathan Brown (Enterprise Sales Manager, Wacom) and Topher Davila (Art Director, GeekdomWear.com)

Unleashing the Strength-Based Themes of Iconic Characters and Crafting Your Own Hero (3pm-4pm, Room 3). Expected to Appear: Chris Garcia.

Women of Marvel (10:30am-11:30am, Room 6A). The Women of Marvel return to San Diego! Join us for a lively discussion with Marvel talent across publishing, digital media and studios including Editor Sarah Brunstad, Executive Producer Sana Amanat (Marvel Studios’ Ms. Marvel), VP of Digital Media Marketing Jessica Malloy, Charlie Jane Anders (New Mutants: Lethal Legion), Jody Houser (Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi) and more! What is it like for women working in the industry today, and what is next for Marvel’s woman-led projects?  Plus, stay until the end of the panel for an exclusive giveaway! 

 

X-Men Fandom Panel (1:30pm, Room 6A). Attendees will receive a special surprise swag item, while supplies last.

 

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Movies

Chasing Chasing Amy. Moderator: Kevin Smith.

Directors on Directing Collider Panel. Will premiere footage from two upcoming films. Expected to Appear: Steven Weintraub. 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.

Television

Comics

Asian American Narratives in Comics During a Time of Anti-Asian Violence. Expected to Appear: Mark R. Martell, Pornsak Pichetshote.

Building the DC Universe on WEBTOON. Featuring WEBTOON creators CRC Payne (Batman: Wayne Family Adventures) and Patrick Young (Red Hood: Outlaws) alongside David Lee (WEBTOON) and Marie Javins (DC).

D&D Enters the World of WEBTOON – An Exclusive First Look! Featuring WEBTOON creator Purpah (Suitor Armor), David Lee (WEBTOON), and Paul Morrissey (Wizards of the Coast).

From Burnout to Brainstorm. Award-winning writer Jamila Rowser, cartoonist and award-winning illustrator Nidhi Chanani, critically-acclaimed author and artist Victoria Ying, writer and graphic novel editor Kiara Valdez, cartoonist and educator Marco Finnegan, and Eisner-nominated comics editor Amanda Meadows discuss how they’ve navigated publishing to produce work that excites them, and how industry mindsets must change to offer creators more support and fans more stories that reflect a wider range of experiences. Moderated by Christine Pasalo Norland.

A Golden Age for Women in Comics. Featuring WEBTOON creators CRC Payne (Batman: Wayne Family Adventures), Instantmiso (Eaternal Nocturnal) and Rachel Smythe (Lore Olympus), in conversation with Jamila Roswer (Wash Day Diaries) and Rosie Knight (Den of Geek).

How A Greek Myth Became the World’s Biggest Comic: A Fireside Chat with Rachel Smythe. Featuring Jo Rochelle (Girl Wonder Podcast).

How to Create Your Comic Book Company – Legal and Business Considerations. Expected to Appear: Bruce Fenton, Todd Boylan, Jay Jumper.

The Influence of the Black Culture Movement on Minority Representation in Comic Characters. Expected to Appear: Joshua I. Diaz and Christopher Warren, Ph.D.

Keenspot Panel.

A New Kind of Romance. Featuring WEBTOON sensation Rachel Smythe (Lore Olympus). Bobbie Chase, executive editor of WEBTOON Unscrolled, will also take part in the Manga Publishing Industry Roundtable panel alongside Aoki.

Raw, Weirdo, and Beyond: American Alternative Comics 1980-2000. Expected to Appear: John McCoy, Andrei Molotiu.

Science Fiction (At Least for Now) (Room 29AB). Expected to Appear: Charles Soule (Star Wars: Light of the Jedi), Emma Mieko Candon (Star Wars Visions: Ronin), Pierce Brown (Light Bringer)

Spotlight on Colleen Doran.

Tales From My Spinner Rack LIVE: Jimmy & Lois: Still Crazy After All These Years! Fresh off its triumphant premiere at WonderCon 2023, Gary Sassaman (former director of programming and publications, Comic-Con International), brings his weekly blog feature to Comic-Con! Tales from My Spinner Rack LIVE! explores the comics Sassaman fondly remembers from his childhood, presented with equal parts humor and nostalgia and with a ton of images. This time around, he dives into the 1950s & ‘60s series Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen and Superman’s Girlfriend, Lois Lane in an all-new presentation titled “Jimmy & Lois: Still Crazy After All These Years!” Spun out of the hit TV series The Adventures of Superman, these two titles upped DC’s wonky quotient in the Silver Age of Comics! Free postcards and buttons while supplies last.

Transgender and Nonbinary Stories in Comics: Past, Present, and Future. With Prism Comics. Expected to Appear: Rebecca Oliver Kaplan, Tara Madison Avery.

Other Panels

Comic-Con Museum Exhibits Panel.

Creating an RPG Empire.

Enamel Pins: Creating Collectibles. Join a panel of experts as they discuss how to get your work produced as a pin. Expected to Appear: Alexander Raymond, Sonny Warhead, Blank Slate.

Gay Geeks And Where To Find Them. Expected to Appear: Julian Jetson.

I Am No Man: The Women of Middle-Earth. Expected to Appear: TheOneRing.net 

The Importance of Telling Your Stories & How to Get Your Ideas to the Screen. Expected to Appear: Ronnel R. Parham.

Last Call for Flight 828 Manifest 828 Fan Panel. After a triumphant fan and creatives campaign for more of the series Manifest, on June 2, Netflix released the final ten explosively compelling episodes. Celebrate creator Jeff Rake’s entire Montego flight 828 saga, and join us for all the Callings, mysteries, ‘ships’, heartrending storylines, plus a few surprises. Grab your final boarding pass. It’s all connected.

The MacGyvers of Medicine. Expected to Appear: Johnny Kolasinski.

Mobile Workspace. Expected to Appear: Don Nguyen.

Needful Things: Collecting Stephen King. Expected to Appear: Jesse Lankford.

On the Mic LIVE Podcast Panel. Expected to Appear: Tim Drake, more.

Podcasting 101. Expected to Appear: Deb Aoki, Tara Lynne, Jonathan Eigen.

The Science of Avatar: The Way of Water. A key reason the latest Avatar movie has been such a critical and commercial success is the painstaking attention that has been paid to creating what Nerdist called “a refreshingly grounded marriage between science and the human imagination.” At Comic-Con, we will delve into that marriage, on topics such as how humans will likely soon be able to communicate with whales, the reality of a five year space voyage from Earth at near light speed to a distant moon, and more. Panelists: Kirk Krack, Gaelin Rosenwaks, Nathan Lents, Mike Lewis.

The Short of It: Animation is a Medium. Expected to Appear: Pearl Low, Christina Moreland.

Star Wars Andor: Making a Rebel, Making a Rebellion. Expected to Appear: J. Dianne Dotson.

Star Wars Immersive Fandom — Galactic Starcruiser & Beyond. Expected to Appear: Nick Tierce.

X-Men Fandom Panel. Expected to Appear: Chandler Poling.

Women in Entertainment: How to Blaze Your Own Path.

 

Not Attending

*This refers to panels only, not necessarily booths (ie, Marvel Studios will still have a booth) or offsites

Lionsgate – film side only

Lucasfilm

Marvel Studios

Netflix

Sony

Universal Studios

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