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San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Thursday Schedule Highlights

It's that time again! I am pumped for Comic-Con and this is part of the annual ritual. As always, these are my highlights and if you want to check out the full schedule get it here.

Dinosaurs, Monsters, Movies and The Blues: Worlds of William Stout
Comic-Con veteran (he's been to every single one) William Stout (Wizards, Conan the Barbarian, Pan's Labyrinth, Walt Disney's Dinosaur) delivers an exciting story- and picture-filled lecture on a varied career that includes comics, movie design, book illustration, movie posters, LP and CD covers, prehistoric life murals, theme park designs, Antarctica, and his passion for the blues.
Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 32AB

Jack Kirby's Consciousness, Roger Zelazny's Lord of Light, Barry Ira Geller, and the Real Argo
Finally, the fascinating truth about the real CIA Argo mission! Hear how Jack Kirby and Barry Ira Geller's script and production designs for Lord of Light made the actual Argo mission successful, as recently testified to by the "Sons of the Iranian Revolution." The Kirby/Geller work, though not mentioned in the Oscar-winning film, rests in the International Spy Museum forever. Discover the unbelievable awareness and consciousness of Jack Kirby as remembered by Barry Ira Geller, one of the last people to have creatively partnered with Jack. Kirby was the Rembrandt of comic art, the Einstein of superhero visions, and the creator of the modern romance genre. Hear Mike Royer, arguably the best Silver Age inker-certainly Jack Kirby's favorite-give the real story behind the inking of these fantastic series!
Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 5AB

Real World Retellings
Fiction is fantastic, but sometimes we are reminded that while the truth may not be stranger than fiction, it can at least be as compelling. Panelists will discuss significant people and incidents from our own reality-Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax, the origins of Tetris, vampire slayers, the dude on the $10, and fangirls. Graeme McMillan of The Hollywood Reporter will lead the discussion with Koren Shadmi (Rise of the Dungeon Master), Box Brown (Tetris), Jonathan Hennessey (Alexander Hamilton), and Sam Maggs (The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy).
Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 29AB

Ghostbusters 101: A Ghostbusters Panel of Biblical Proportions!
Join Ghostbusters co-creator Ivan Reitman and the IDW Ghostbusters brain trust of Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Tom Waltz as they discuss the long-running, critically acclaimed, and fan-adored Ghostbusters franchise including everything from the classic original movies to the long-running comic book history at IDW Publishing . . . as well as future plans for major events from Ghost Corps that will add to the beloved brand’s canon, bringing the different Ghostbusters worlds together like never before! Be there . . . or be slimed!
Thursday July 20, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 6DE

Anything Goes with John Barrowman
Join actor and entertainer John Barrowman (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who) for his outrageously entertaining one-man show. Ask him anything and remember . . . anything goes!
Thursday July 20, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Batman: The Animated Podcast LIVE!
Justin Michael (Netflix's Buddy Thunderstruck, Amazon's Danger & Eggs) hosts a live episode of the hit podcast with a 25th anniversary celebration of the legendary cartoon Batman: The Animated Series. Featuring an interview and Q&A with Kevin Conroy (the voice of Batman), plus more surprise guests who worked on the show and helped make it an instant classic and definitive take on the Dark Knight. Harvey, yesssss!
Thursday July 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

Spotlight on Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL, Tuki) and Larry Marder (Beanworld) discuss comics behind the scenes. Larry and Jeff have been friends since the heyday of the self-publishing movement, living through the rise of the independents, graphic novels, and Image Comics. Oh, the stories they can tell!
Thursday July 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 32AB

20th Century Fox
TBA
Thursday July 20, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hall H

Sherlock Comics with Steven Moffat
Join in for a talk on all-things Sherlock manga with showrunner, writer, and producer of the Doctor Who and Sherlock TV series Steven Moffat, joined by producer Sue Vertue. Expect sneak peeks, art previews, and announcements as they go behind the scenes of the Sherlock TV series adaptation comics. Each audience member will receive a free gift!
Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 5AB

The Pitching Hour
Patrick Schumacker (producer, Powerless), Derek Hoffman (VP, Donner Co.), Jaime Burke (executive producer, Sequestered), Grace Ellis (writer, Lumberjanes, Moonstruck), a surprise guest or four, and your moderator Dan Evans III (VP television, DC Entertainment) will take an idea from conception through production for various media. This process will include creating a pitch document, obtaining agents, and getting a pitch meeting. The panelists will explain, through hypothetical example and humorous stories, the process that new creators should adopt to make their way through the creative battleground of the entertainment industry. Knowing that each project is unique, panelists will offer a Q&A to allow the audience to really hone in on the solutions to obstacles they may encounter. Also on hand will be Brendan McFeely (IP lawyer, Kane Kessler) to give creators insight on protecting their ideas as they navigate Hollywood.
Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7AB

Brigsby Bear Cast and Filmmakers Panel
This panel will explore the upcoming Sony Pictures Classics film Brigsby Bear with Kyle Mooney, Dave McCary, Beck Bennett, Kevin Costello, and members of The Lonely Island, moderated by Entertainment Weekly' s Anthony Breznican. There will be an exclusive extended clip of the film followed by a Q&A session.
Thursday July 20, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Hall H

Mondo Mania
Mondo's art posters bring to life beloved films, television shows, and comics. Rob Jones (founder/creative director), Eric Garza (creative director), Jay Shaw (creative director/artist), Jason Edmiston (artist), and Tom Whalen (artist) discuss how their richly imaginative work is fueled by a love of pop culture and an invaluable synergy with fans.
Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 7AB

WWE and Mattel Fan Panel
The WWE Women's Evolution takes over Comic-Con! Bayley, Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, and Nikki Bella bring the straight fire on everything from hugging like a champ and being a legit boss to the rise of female Superstars in the WWE. This action-packed hour will also feature a reveal of the all-new Mattel WWE Superstars line, plus a Q&A session led by moderator SmackDown Live commentator Renee Young.
Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 5AB

Rocko's Modern Life: Return to Earth!
A panel from Nickelodeon that is bound to have fans shouting, "Oh my!" and "SPUNKYYY!" Original show creator Joe Murray and Carlos Alazraqui (Rocko), Tom Kenny (Heffer), Mr. Lawrence (Filburt), Charlie Adler (Mr. Big Head and Mrs. Big Head), Cosmo Segurson (director), and moderator Marc Snetiker (Entertainment Weekly) will dive deep into the lore of the cartoon classic and reveal what to expect from Rocko's return to the screen.
Thursday July 20, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 6A

Disney Animation Studios: The Art of Story
Think, act, draw, pitch. Get the inside scoop on the story development process from the story artists of Walt Disney Animation Studios. The artists will share their creative process for going from script to board to pitch.
Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 7AB

DC Universe Original Movies 10th Anniversary
Ten years. Thirty films. Five shorts. And innumerable fan-favorite moments. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment celebrates a decade of animated DC Entertainment-infused films with an exciting panel in conjunction with the release of the DC Universe Original Movies: 10th Anniversary Collection, a comprehensive box set of the films, shorts, dazzling new enhanced content, and a few exclusive collectible items, coming in fall 2017. Producers Bruce Timm (Superman: Doomsday, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) and James Tucker (Justice League: War, Justice League Dark) and co-producers/screenwriters Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series) and Jim Krieg (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) will lead a panel discussion that will include actors Kevin Conroy (Batman and Harley Quinn), Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke), John DiMaggio (Batman: Under the Red Hood), Vanessa Marshall (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths), and some very special guests.
Thursday July 20, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 6BCF

SYFY: Battlestar Galactica Reunion
A superfan's dream come true! The cast and creators of the Emmy Award-winning Battlestar Galactica will come together for an exclusive Comic-Con reunion. They'll provide insight into this critically acclaimed hit and look back on some of the show's most hotly debated moments-the Pegasus arrival, New Caprica, the finale, and the truth about the Cylons.
Thursday July 20, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom 20

1987: Greatest Geek Year Ever
The "We're Getting Too Old for This S@#t" edition! This expert panel of geeksperts takes a trip 30 years back in time to that great geek year of 1987. Expect untouchable analysis and lethal quips as they look back at Predator, The Princess Bride, Lethal Weapon, The Lost Boys, RoboCop, Near Dark, Spaceballs, Hellraiser, The Untouchables, The Running Man, and many more. Panelists Mark A. Altman (St. Martin's The Fifty-Year Mission, Tor's Slayers & Vampires), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), Charles de Lauzirika (Alien Anthology, The Martian: Extended Edition), Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Jose Molina (The Tick, Agent Carter), Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), Robert Meyer Burnett (Agent Cody Banks, The Hills Run Red), and Steve Kriozere (V.I.P., NCIS, Castle) remind you that "if it bleeds, we can kill it" and that you should "never fight a land war in Asia." Thank you for your cooperation. Plus: a 40th anniversary bonus look back at 1977.
Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 5AB

Robert Kirkman: In Conversation
Robert Kirkman, the creative mind behind The Walking Dead, Invincible, and Outcast, discusses his prolific body of work within comics, television, and now film with the feature adaptation of his long-running superhero comic, Invincible.
Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 6A

Why Will Eisner Still Matters at 100
Born 100 years ago, Will Eisner not only recognized the future potential of comics at an early age but also worked his whole life to help achieve those goals. But how could Will Eisner still be relevant to us today? Join Paul Levitz (former president of DC Comics, author of Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel, educator, comics historian), Jackie Estrada (administrator, Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards), Paul Dini (Harley Quinn co-creator, writer, producer), Maggie Thompson (writer, editor, comics historian), and maybe a surprise special guest to discover why.
Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 9

Writing 101: What To Think About Before You Start Writing
Marv Wolfman, the award-winning writer/creator of Blade, Black Cat, Bullseye, New Teen Titans, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven, Deathstroke, Crisis on Infinite Earths, Omega Men, and a whole lot more presents his annual seminar aimed at beginning writers. You want to write but you get bogged down with so many rules and ideas you don't know where to begin. Marv will guide you through the starting process and answer any troubling questions you might have.
Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 11

Writing from Life: Turning Personal Experience into Relatable Stories
Poignant stories often come from a place of truth, but once you've lived through something, how do you turn it into a piece of art that you can share with the wider world? Moderator Jessica Tseang (comic book historian) aims to find out with panelists Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye), Eduardo Risso (Dark Night: A True Batman Story), Gemma Correll (The Worrier's Guide to Life), Lewis Trondheim (Poppies of Iraq), Brigitte Findakly (Poppies of Iraq), and Tillie Walden (I Love This Part).
Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 29AB

Netflix Films: Bright and Death Note
Netflix presents a special sneak peek at David Ayer's new action-thriller film, Bright, set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time. Stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, and Édgar Ramírez, and director David Ayer will debut exclusive footage from the film and answer audience questions. Attendees will also be treated to a first look at the new movie Death Note, based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. Cast and filmmakers from this edgy thriller will debut footage and share details of the project's transition from fan-favorite graphic novel to film.
Thursday July 20, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hall H

Gumby's Back! The Claymation Clayboy Returns to Comics!
Art Clokey's greatest creation has always been able to jump into any book at all-literally! Now he's jumping back into his very own comic book series from Papercutz. Gumby, Pokey, and the gang are back just in time for the 60th anniversary of The Gumby Show. Reminisce with Joe and Joan Clokey about their dad's world-famous creation, hear from Gumby comics legend Rick Geary, and get the lowdown on the new stories Papercutz is creating with cartoonist Art Baltazar (Aw Yeah Comics), writers Jeff Whitman and Eric Esquivel (Animal Jam, Nickelodeon Pandemonium, Yo-kai Watch, BOO!), and Papercutz editor-in-chief Jim Salicrup.
Thursday July 20, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 26AB

The Mark, Sergio, Stan, and Tom Show
The old "Sergio and Mark Show" has a new name-but what it doesn't have is new panelists. It's still the crew who bring you the bumbling adventures of Groo the Wanderer, talking about what they do and why they do it. See the award-winning team of Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier along with Stan Sakai (the creator of Usagi Yojimbo) and the hardest-working man in comics, colorist Tom Luth. They'll be discussing the latest Groo miniseries, many upcoming projects, and why Mark doesn't get paid for the work he does on their comic. Then again, he's not getting paid for writing this panel description either.
Thursday July 20, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 8

Off the Rails: When Disney Park Attractions Come to Life . . . in Books!
Take a trip through the Disney Parks through books. From graphic novels to novels, Disney Publishing editors discuss how they are expanding the beloved stories of some of the parks' most beloved rides (Space Mountain, Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise) into prose. With panelists Michael Siglain, Nachie Marsham, Eric Geron, and special guests.
Thursday July 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 23ABC

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Remastered and Ready for Blu-Ray
Warner Archive Collection celebrates its 25th anniversary of Batman: The Animated Series with a look back at the landmark animated theatrical release, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, which is making its Blu-ray debut this year. Bruce Wayne and Batman are forced to confront issues on several fronts as Bruce deals with the return of his lost love-Andrea Beaumont-while Batman is accused of being the mysterious vigilante knocking off prominent Gotham mob figures. While the city demands Batman be brought to justice, the Joker arrives on the scene to further complicate matters, determined to annihilate his old archenemy, this new vigilante, or both. Superhero animation guru and executive producer Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski, legendary Batman voice Kevin Conroy, co-screenwriter Alan Burnett, and Warner Archive Podcast hosts D. W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson will offer a glimpse at the remastered footage and discuss the creation of this beloved thriller. And, as always, moderator Gary Miereanu will have WAC giveaways for some lucky fans. Warner Archive Collection will make Batman: Mask of the Phantasm available on Blu-ray starting July 25 at your favorite online retailers.
Thursday July 20, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 6A

DC: Mad About MAD
MAD, the country's number-one-selling humor magazine (in a field of one), is dumber than ever! Join longtime MAD magazine editor John Ficarra and art director Sam Viviano for a ridiculous peek at what's happening at the magazine and an epically moronic Q&A that's bound to be, well, MAD ! (Prizes will be awarded for most moronic questions!)
Thursday July 20, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 8

R. L. Stine, Creator of Goosebumps
Beware: You're in for a scare! R. L. Stine, author of the bestselling children's book series Goosebumps, is at Comic-Con for the first time. Come meet the man who has given you 25 years of fears.
Thursday July 20, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 6DE

Shroud of the Avatar
Richard "Lord British" Garriott (creative director) and Starr Long (executive producer) will discuss their latest venture, Shroud of the Avatar, currently the second highest crowdfunded video game of all time. Learn how they have developed the game while honing cutting-edge crowdfunding techniques.
Thursday July 20, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 24ABC

Ghosted
Be one of the first to see FOX's highly anticipated new action-comedy Ghosted, starring Craig Robinson (The Office) and Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation). Ghosted is about the partnership between two polar opposites-a cynical skeptic and a genius "true believer"-who are recruited to investigate unexplained phenomena in Los Angeles, all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race. Robinson and Scott are joined by Ally Walker (Sons of Anarchy) and executive producers Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten to discuss this paranormal buddy comedy coming to FOX this fall.
Thursday July 20, 2017 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 6BCF

The Nerdist Panel with Chris Hardwick
It's that time of year again-time to enjoy your burrito with Chris Hardwick (Comedy Central's @midnight, AMC's Talking Dead) and talk all things Nerdist! Joining Chris will be an all-star panel of your favorite Nerdist personalities, including Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News), Kyle Hill (Because Science, MythBusters: The Search), Dan Casey (The Dan Cave), Rachel Heine (editor-in-chief), Alicia Lutes (Fangirling), and a surprise guest or two.
Thursday July 20, 2017 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Hall H

BritBox's Classic Doctor Who Panel with Lost Episode Preview and Q&A
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 06, 05:39PM
Take a trip back in time to Doctor Who' s classic era. Peter Davison (the Fifth Doctor), Colin Baker (the Sixth Doctor), and Sophie Aldred (Ace) look back on the original run of the world's longest-running sci-fi television show. You'll also get a sneak peek at a newly reconstructed lost episode of the Second Doctor story "The Wheel in Space," coming soon exclusively to BritBox, the digital streaming service with the most comprehensive collection of British programming-and home of Classic Doctor Who on SVOD-in the US
Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

GN's Game Changers: Nerds Win. What's Next?
IGN brings together the most brilliant minds from the worlds of film, TV, games, and comics-the "game changers" for their industries-and has them talk about their craft, what they think are the most interesting trends in each medium, and where they see their respective industries going next. Geoff Johns (DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer), Hideo Kojima (Kojima Productions founder and creator of Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding), Gale Anne Hurd (executive producer of The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and Falling Water), and other guests will participate in a Q&A moderated by IGN's Terri Schwartz.
Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 7AB

Legion Screening and Q&A
Legion, based on the New Mutants Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who grew up believing himself to be schizophrenic, only to discover he is something more than human. In fact, David could be the most powerful mutant who has ever lived. Along with a team of other extraordinarily gifted people at a facility called Summerland, David learns to accept his true self and defeat the Shadow King. Or so they all believe. Creator/executive producer/writer/director Noah Hawley is joined by fellow executive producers John Cameron, Lauren Shuler Donner, and Jeph Loeb and series stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Bill Irwin, Jeremie Harris, and Amber Midthunder for a conversation on what to look forward to from season 2 of Legion .
Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ballroom 20

Star Trek: The Next 50 Years
The authors of the critically acclaimed bestselling two-volume series from St. Martin's Press The Fifty-Year Mission, Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, The Librarians) and Edward Gross (Empire, FHM, Geek Magazine), along with Access Hollywood' s Scott Mantz, look back at five decades of Star Trek and speculate on where the franchise will boldly go over the next 50 years, including the latest news from the set of Star Trek: Discovery, the future of the movie franchise, and why we need Trek today more than ever.
Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 25ABC

Secrets to Greenlight Your Indie Project
It's the golden age of pop culture and content, so how do you get a green light for your compelling TV series, films, games, comics, books, and animation? Learn the dos, don'ts, and secrets of success from the trailblazers that know how to get a "yes!" With P. J. Haarsma (Con Man with Alan Tudyk), Rebekah Ganiere (Amazon bestseller Fairelle series), John Merritt (Tentacle Kitty),Raene Merritt (Tentacle Kitty), and James Ganiere (Rio Vista Universal) moderator of the Q&A.
Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand 3 & 4, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

ComiXology and IMDb: Kevin Smith's Comic Book Movie Trivia Mayhem
Join host Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats) and a panel of pop culture expert contestants, including Fatman on Batman's Marc Bernardin and writers for CW's The 100 Julie and Shawna Benson, for a freewheeling round of comic book movie trivia. Two judges, comiXology CEO David Steinberger and founder and CEO of IMDb Col Needham, will award points based on the creativity of the answers-that may or may not be factually accurate. Join in for some trivia mayhem!
Thursday July 20, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 6A

Disney Kingdoms: Theme Park Stories with Marvel Comics
The creators of Disney Kingdoms by Marvel discuss in depth the history as well as future titles of this popular family comic book series.
Thursday July 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 7AB

Superhero Family Feud
Bestselling, award-winning, comic-loving, authors Margaret Stohl (Black Widow, Captain Marvel), Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl, Runaways), Jason Reynolds (Miles Morales: Spider-Man, Ghost), Cecil Castellucci (Tin Star, The Plain Janes), Shannon and Dean Hale (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World), Ryan North (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), Nick Lowe (Marvel Comics editor), and other special guests battle to the finish in this superhero-centric Family Feud -style game.
Thursday July 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

Sounds of Sonic
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 06, 08:11PM
A live performance of Sonic music by master-producer, composer, and guitarist Shota Nakama with a special band. As a musical guest, legendary Sonic sound director and guitarist Jun Senoue, famed for penning many of the game series' most popular songs will perform with them. This spellbinding experience will feature video footage as well as special arrangements of both classic and new Sonic themes at the Indigo Ballroom for a one-night only free performance for Comic-Con badge holders. Hosted by Sega and VR Con, this program should delight audiences of all ages.
Thursday July 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Marvel Television: Marvel's Inhumans
The Inhumans have landed in San Diego! Special guests of the highly anticipated Marvel's Inhumans unveil an explosive panel moderated by executive producer Jeph Loeb. This event series will premiere a version of the first two episodes exclusively in IMAX theatres for a two-week window prior to the debut of the full series on ABC.
Thursday July 20, 2017 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Ballroom 20

The LEGO Ninjago Movie
In this big screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, a.k.a. the Green Ninja (Dave Franco), along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu (Jackie Chan), as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd's dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.
Thursday July 20, 2017 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Room 6A

Adam West Celebration
For many, Adam West provided the initial gateway to Batman through the glorious televised tales of the late '60s. Tonight, fans will come together to celebrate his beloved performance and the 50+ years that followed with video footage and personal anecdotes. Please join director/writer/actor Kevin Smith (Clerks, Comic Book Men), actor/radio personality Ralph Garman (Family Guy, Starring Adam West), producer James Tucker (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders), moderator Gary Miereanu and an ever-growing list of special guests in this salute to the legendary "Bright Knight."
Thursday July 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 6DE

Netflix Original: Castlevania with Adi Shankar
Castlevania is one of the most popular video game franchises by Konami and Hideo Kojima. Brought to life with vivid animation through Netflix, fans will want to hear the behind-the-scenes stories from the cast and crew. Jessica Tseang (founder, Girl on Geek, Little Geek Girls) will lead a lively discussion with Adi Shankar (showrunner and executive producer of Castlevania, executive producer of Dredd), Sam Deats (director, Castlevania, Powerhouse Animation), Kevin Kolde (executive producer and showrunner for Castlevania, producer of Bee and PuppyCat, Adventure Time), and some surprise guests, with a special message from series writer Warren Ellis.
Thursday July 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 5AB

Gunslingers, Half-Orcs, and Fireballs: A Super-Fun Guide to Dungeons & Dragons and Tabletop RPGs
Continuing last year's popular "Rogues, Half-Elves, and Magic Missile: A Beginner's Guide to Dungeons & Dragons" panel, this session focuses on tips and tricks to get the most enjoyment out of playing D&D or any other tabletop RPG. Panelists discuss how to have a super-fun time creating a character, roleplaying that character, crafting a fascinating story, and getting along with your fellow players, so you don't want to cast Meteor Swarm on them in real life! Moderated by Jeff Burns (Super Geeked Up, Monday Night Mayhem) and featuring Jennifer Muro (Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Justice League Action), Elisa Teague (Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow's Walk, Geek Out!), Jennifer Kretchmer (Maze Arcana, Dollhouse), Trip Hope (League of S.T.E.A.M., Monday Night Mayhem), and Marx Pyle (GenreTainment, Monday Night Mayhem). Plus, join in immediately after the panel for a gaming session in Room 15AB with a demonstration of Fate Accelerated.
Thursday July 20, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 28DE

Kung Fu Extravaganza 20th Anniversary Celebration
Ric Meyers (Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Book) and his film fight fest is back for the big two-oh, so it's party time-with not only the best action sequences of the year but the best from action movie history! Joining the festivities will be comedy film nerds Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini (Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary), "Master of Remaster" Frank Djeng, "King of YouTube Kung Fu" Eric Jacobus, fight coordinator for Marvel's Black Panther Clayton J. Barber with gasps, laughs, cheers, premieres, sneak peeks, and maybe even a surprise guest or two.
Thursday July 20, 2017 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Room 6A

Netflix Surprise Screening
Netflix will have a surprise screening of an upcoming original movie before its premiere. Stay tuned and visit the Netflix booth on the convention floor to learn more!
Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00pm - 12:00am
Horton Grand Theatre

Whoah! What a big day! B Star G reunion is going to be nuts. I'm super torn between the MAD panel, which is a must for me, and the R.L. Stine panel. Kevin Smith is doing some cool stuff too. The Four Horsewomen are going to be at the WWE panel! So much cool stuff! Can't wait!!!

posted by brendoman | 07/06/17| 03:12:00 pm| I'm a Big Geek, Comics|


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