San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Thursday Schedule

Source: Thursday | Comic-Con International: San Diego

Yay!  It’s here!  Just in time for the new blog.  Here are my highlights from the Thursday schedule:

10:00am

From the Bridge

Writer/director Spencer F. Lee brings together Nichelle Nichols, Rod Roddenberry, Kerry O’ Quinn, Tom DeSanto, Greg Grunberg, and Cecil Grimes to introduce their new film From the Bridge, a documentary on the evolution of science fiction, fantasy, comic books, and horror and the positive impacts that they have had on society as a whole. An exclusive first look at the feature film will be screened. The journey of a once-underground community of geeks has turned into a multi-billion-dollar explosion of fandom.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:00am – 11:00am
Ballroom 20

10:30am

20th Century Fox: The Predator

The hunt returns as director, Shane Black (Iron Man 3, The New Guys), along with cast members, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Trevante Rhodes, Jake Busey, Yvonne Strahovski, Thomas Jane and Augusto Aguiliera,bring their all-star firepower to an explosive panel on Fox’s upcoming bigger n’ badder take on the iconic franchise.

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:30am – 11:30am
Hall H

11:00am

Growing Up with Comics: Introducing Younger Readers to Graphic Storytelling

Comics are a great way to get kids interested in art, reading, and storytelling-and, well, they’re fun! Sergio Aragonés (Groo), Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), and Landry Q. Walker (Disney/Pixar, The Incredibles 2: Crisis in Mid-Life! & Other Stories) to discover and discuss the ever-growing library of incredible all-ages comics.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 23ABC
Podcast Advocates and the Podcast Gathering

Panelists focus on the ins and outs of creating a podcast, growing your audience, and networking with other podcasters. Moderated by Andrew Linde (The Benview Network, The Super Mario Bros. Minute), panelists include Graham Elwood (Comedy Film Nerds, Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary), Emily Schmemily (The Super Mario Bros. Minute, James Bonding), Phil Vecchio (The Mandarian Orange Show, Alex P. Keaton Is My Friend), Cheryl Jones (Movies Made Me, Pete The Cat), and Brendan Creecy (Massive Buds Wrestling Show, Radio BrendoMan). Independent podcasters in the audience will also have a chance to pitch their podcasts to the room.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am – 12:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles For All!

Three eras of the Ninja Turtles collide in one room! Co-creator Kevin Eastman is joined by the current comic book creative team of Tom Waltz and Bobby Curnow, as they talk about the past, present, and future of the heroes in a half shell. Turtle power! There will also be a special Turtle Trivia with prizes for the ultimate TMNT fan.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 28DE

11:15am

Charmed Exclusive Screening and Panel

The iconic Charmed is back just in time to celebrate its 20th anniversary. This reboot of the original series centers on three sisters in a college town who, after the tragic loss of their mother, discover they are powerful witches. Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy, and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done. Please join series stars Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock, and Rupert Evans along with producers Jennie Snyder Urman, Jessica O’Toole, and Amy Rardin for an exclusive sneak peek at the first episode of the CW series followed by a panel discussion.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:15am – 12:15pm
Ballroom 20
WWE Elite Squad

The WWE Elite Squad invades San Diego Comic-Con! Elite Squad members Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins will be joined by Matt Hardy and a surprise superstar or two, along with the Mattel team, for this collector panel moderated by WWE correspondent Cathy Kelley. Get the scoop on the hottest new Mattel WWE action figures!

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:15am – 12:15pm
Room 6A

11:30am

You’re Wrong, Leonard Maltin!

Discussing movies on social media has become a blood sport instead of a forum for debate. Leonard Maltin and his daughter Jessie, who host the “Maltin on Movies” podcast for the Nerdist network, are willing to take on all comers who have a gripe over one of Leonard’s reviews. Marquis of Queensbury rules will be enforced, but anyone who wants to have a lively discussion is welcome to spar (verbally) with America’s best-known film critic.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:30am – 12:30pm
Room 24ABC

11:45am

Doctor Who: BBC America’s Official Panel

BBC America’s Doctor Who panel introduces the 13th Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch). Marking a new era for the legendary Time Lord, Whittaker will be joined on the panel by two of her co-stars, Tosin Cole, and Mandip Gill, who play Ryan and Yasmin, as well as award-winning series showrunner Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch) and executive producer Matt Strevens(An Adventure in Space and Time). With this year’s highly anticipated season packed full of action, adventure, humor, and emotion, this will be the cast’s first-ever panel appearance ahead of Doctor Who premiering this fall on BBC America.

Thursday July 19, 2018 11:45am – 12:45pm
Hall H

12:15pm

Tell Me a Story

Step into the world of Tell Me a Story, the latest project from the mind of Kevin Williamson. In this reimagining of the world’s most beloved fairy tales, see “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and “Hansel and Gretel” come to life as dark and twisted psychological thrillers interweaving with each other against the backdrop of modern-day New York City. Featuring executive producer Kevin Williamson as well as series stars Paul Wesley and James Wolk, for an exclusive sneak peek of the CBS All Access series followed by a panel discussion. Moderated by the editor-in-chief of Entertainment WeeklyHenry Goldblatt.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:15pm – 12:45pm
Ballroom 20

12:30pm

2001: A Space Odyssey 50th Anniversary Panel

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) and the Arthur C. Clarke Society take a look back across a half-century (and the distant universe) to celebrate one of the most iconic films in history. Panelists will examine Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction masterpiece. Kubrick’s Academy Award-winning achievement is a compelling drama of man vs. machine, a stunning meld of music and motion. For the first time since its original release, new 70mm prints were struck from pristine printing elements made from the original camera negative. A longtime admirer of the late American auteur, Christopher Nolan worked closely with the team at Warner Bros. Pictures throughout the mastering process. Building on the work done for the new 70mm prints, the 4K UHD with HDR presentation was mastered from the 65mm original camera negative. 2001: A Space Odyssey will be available on 4K UHD from WBHE on October 30.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room 6A

1:00pm

Finding Comfort in the Apocalypse

Some apocalyptic or dystopian novels allow people to explore larger issues (or serve as a reminder of the threats facing society). Meanwhile others serve up a heavy dose of humor to remind people that surviving the unthinkable is possible and maybe things aren’t as bad in real life. Whether horrifying or humorous, the novels that paint a picture of a grim future can be surprisingly comforting and fun for both author and reader alike. Emily Suvada (This Mortal Coil), Cory Doctorow(Walkaway), Elizabeth Hand (Fire), Douglas Holgate (Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond), Andrew Smith (Rabbit & Robot), and Scott Westerfeld(Impostors, Spill Zone: The Broken Vow) discuss approaches with Adron Buske(Fictitious podcast).

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 32AB
Not-So-Strange Bedfellows: The Relationship Between Comics and Professional Wrestling

Some have called the spectacle of pro wrestling “a comic book come to life.” That is not so far from the truth. From the heroics of Hulk Hogan to the anti-heroics of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and the villainy of Ric Flair, this panel explores the parallels in character development and storyline advancement between these forms. Featuring Rik Offenberger (First Comics News), Francis Szyskowski (The Massacre Twins), Scott Lost (The 2nd Shift), Michael Kingston(Headlocked), Kevin Kleinrock (Masked Republic), Flobo Boyce (Legacy), and Anthony Ray Bench (Film Threat). Moderated by Joshua Waldrop (Red Guerrilla Media).

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 29AB
The Toys That Made Us

If you love toys and toy history, you’ll want to join Brian Volk-Weiss (show creator/director) and the TTTMU team Robin Henry (executive producer), Ben Frost (writer/editor), and Rich Mayerik (producer, toy collector) for the same brand of fun and informative toy-talk you’ve come to love from the hit Netflix series. Discussion will include a Q&A on what brought The Toys That Made Us to life, what the future holds, and maybe even a surprise or two along the way.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 5AB

1:30pm

Art During the Holocaust

Panelists examine the art and propaganda that was seen during WW2 and the Holocaust. Art was used in so many ways along with the Nazi propaganda that destroyed so many innocent lives. They drew what they saw, and this was the universal language that told the stories of the Holocaust as it happened daily. Panelists will include Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax (who survived three concentration camps between the ages of 13 and 17, including Auschwitz), Sandra Scheller (daughter and award-winning author of Try to Remember: Never Forget, a book describing her mother’s holocaust experiences), Robert Scott(owner of Comickaze Comics, San Diego), and Esther Finder (president and founder of Generations of the Shoah-an organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors). Igor Goldkind (author, Is She Available?) moderates.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Room 4

2:00pm

Anything Goes with John Barrowman!

Actor and entertainer John Barrowman (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who) puts on his outrageously entertaining one-man show. Ask him anything and remember . . . anything goes!

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm – 2:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
So Say We All: 40 Years of Battlestar Galactica

Film and TV critic Scott “Movie” Mantz talks with authors Mark A. Altman (The Fifty-Year Mission) and Edward Gross (Slayers & Vampires) about their new oral history, So Say We All (Tor Books), an exhaustive look at the classic 1978 original series, Ronald D. Moore and David Eick’s beloved 2004 re-imagining, and even the much maligned Galactica 1980. Find out the untold secrets and incredible true stories of these classic shows in this celebration of four decades of Battlestar Galactica. Win a chance to be the first to get a copy of the new 700+ page hardcover book autographed by the authors.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 5AB

2:15pm

Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits and Monsters

Crawl inside the twisted mind of writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait in this panel discussion and exclusive sneak peek at the genre-hopping truTV anthology series. Joined by moderator Eugene Mirman and panelists Jake Hurwitz, Amir Blumenfeld, and Tara Lynne Barr, the acclaimed comedian breaks down the inspirations behind his series’ imaginative, satirical tales and the familiar film tropes that inspired them.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:15pm – 3:15pm
Ballroom 20

3:00pm

Nightflyers

From the mind of George R. R. Martin, this new SYFY series is a psychological thriller set in the year 2093 that follows a team of scientists aboard the most advanced ship ever built. Their mission takes them to the edge of space but also to the edge of insanity, as they realize true horror isn’t waiting for them out there-it’s already on their ship. Unlike anything you’ve seen before, Nightflyerscombines horror and science fiction in a way that Martin himself has described as ” Psycho in space.” The cast and creators hold an exclusive look into this exciting new series.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm – 3:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1988: Greatest Geek Year Ever-Yippe-Kay-Yay Edition

This panel of geeksperts take you on a trip back in time 30 years to the great geek year of 1988, as they look back at Die Hard, A Fish Called Wanda, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Big, Beetlejuice, Willow, Heathers, Midnight Run, and They Live. (And just for Robert, Two Moon Junction.) Moderator Scott “Movie” Mantzhosts Charles de Lauzirika (The Alien Anthology, The Martian Extended Edition), Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars), Marc Bernardin (Castle Rock), Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), Steve Kriozere (NCIS, Agent X), Robert Meyer Burnett (Agent Cody Banks, The Hills Run Red) and Mark A. Altman (The Librarians, Agent X). So don’t get dipped. Join this panel and you won’t be “very dis-appoint-ed.”

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 5AB
In Conversation with Robert Kirkman

Prolific comic book creator, writer, and executive producer Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Oblivion Song)discusses his work across comics, TV, and film, including his newest comic book series, Oblivion Song. Room 6A

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 6A
StreetPass San Diego: Using Nintendo to Create a Safe and Open Community for Gamers

Adolfo Coronel, Michelle Hernandez, Ben Avecilla, Chris McAtamney, and Jahaziel Aguilera talk about the work, contacts, and how-to of creating a free, open, and overall friendly community for gamers. Learn to create events, get venues, reach out to sponsors, and grow or maintain a community group. There will be a Q&A segment for anyone with questions on their groups or on starting a community. While StreetPass San Diego focuses on Nintendo, the panel applies to any community based around video games.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Writing 101: What to Think About Before You Start Writing

Award winning writer/editor Marv Wolfman (writer/creator of Blade, Black Cat,Bullseye, New Teen Titans, Deathstroke, and many more) brings his annual writing seminar to Comic-Con. This is for those who want to write but aren’t sure how to begin. Marv talks about structure, creating characters, writing dialogue, and more. If you want to begin writing, be sure to attend Marv Wolfman’s panel first.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 11

3:30pm

AMC’s Better Call Saul

Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, and Giancarlo Esposito join executive producers and showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould to discuss the series upcoming fourth season. New and familiar faces return as Jimmy McGill continues his evolution into the Saul Goodman persona that fans met on Breaking Bad. The panelists hold a Q&A session and an official preview of season 4, returning August 6 on AMC.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Hall H
Mega Man 30th Anniversary

Celebrate 30 years of the Blue Bomber with the talented developer veterans from Capcom. Producers Kazuhiro Tsuchiya (Mega Man 11) and Nonaka Daizo(Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2) discuss their work on the iconic side-scrolling series in a panel moderated by Capcom’s Tim Turi. Get equipped with behind-the-scenes insights on the new Mega Man 11 and other recent titles. The festivities will include trivia, prizes, and more.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 6BCF
The Mark, Sergio, Stan, and Maybe Tom Show

It’s another panel where the award-winning team of Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier (Comic-Con special guests) discuss their work together, especially on the long-running comic Groo The Wanderer. They’ll be joined by their letterer (and the creator of the also long-running Usagi YojimboStan Sakai, and they may be joined the colorist for both, the hardest-working man in comics, Tom Luth. They’ll be telling you all about the upcoming crossover mini-series in which Groo meets . . . well, come to the panel and find out who.

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 8
 Will You Go to the Dance with Me? How Homecoming Dances and Epic Parties Have Shaped Storytelling

From Pretty in Pink to Pride & Prejudice‘s ball at Netherfield Hall, parties have always served as excellent plot devices. In this panel, moderators Sam Maggs(Girl Squads, Anthem) and Amy S. Foster (The Rift Uprising) along with panelists Alexandra Monir (Timeless, The Final Six) and Camilla Zhang (comics outreach, Kickstarter) talk about their favorite fictional social blowouts and discuss changing social mores, traditions, and celebrations through the ages. And who doesn’t love a good party?

Thursday July 19, 2018 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 24ABC

4:00pm

Be a Financial Superhero (Even If You’re Not Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne!)

Do you dream about quitting your day job to pursue your passion of being an artist, writer, or professional in the industry? Are you already in the business and need help figuring out how to budget between paid contracts, dealing with taxes, or determining the best way to raise and save cash for future projects? Sean Nisil (financial planner, SimpliFi)and Karen Martin (The Princess Project) are joined by Neil Narvaez (Professional Tax Services), who will address how new tax laws are affecting small businesses and creatives, and Eric Atilano (mortgage consultant, Guild Mortgage) who will share the best credit practices for creatives. Other panelists include Chris Neuhahn (Emmy Award-winning animator, DreamWorks Animation, MTV networks), Alonso Nunez (founder and director, Little Fish Comic Book Studio), and Erin Pennell (founder and art director, Rare Hare Studio, Art FORM), who will talk about financial challenges and successes in their fields.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation

Presenting retrospective of classics as well as new titles. Spike is best known for theatrically premiering works of Tim Burton, Brad Bird (Family Dog), Bill Plympton (everything), Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo), and Nick Park (Wallace and Gromit), etc. Focusing on pop culture and hilarious award-winning films, this screening allows the viewer to see the next generation of Hollywood superstars before anyone else. Meet Spike in person. Recommended ages 10 and up.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 25ABC
We Wrote Your Childhood

If you’re a millennial, chances are these panelists wrote the cartoons you watched as a kid. Paul Germain (Rugrats, Recess), Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold!), Sue Rose(Pepper Ann, Angela Anaconda), Holly Huckins (Recess, Angela Anaconda), Peter Gaffney (Rugrats, Ah! Real Monsters!), Rachel Lipman (Rugrats, Hey Arnold!), Matt Negrete (Pepper Ann), and Joe Ansolabehere (Hey Arnold!, Recess) talk about these iconic ’90s cartoons. Q&A to follow.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 7AB

4:15pm

Magnum P.I. Exclusive Screening Panel

Thomas Magnum is back on the case! Magnum P.I. is a modern take on the classic series starring Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. A charming rogue, an American hero, and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum has Juliet Higgins and her Dobermans to keep him in line, as well as his trusted buddies and fellow POW survivors T. C. and Rick when he needs back-up on a job. With keys to a vintage Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and an Old Düsseldorf longneck chilling in the fridge. Series stars Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Stephen Hill, and Zachary Knighton and executive producers Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim present an exclusive sneak peek at the premiere episode of the CBS series, followed by a panel discussion.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:15pm – 5:30pm
Room 6A

4:30pm

A Celebration of Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was so much more than the 17-year-old girl who eloped with her married boyfriend and wrote the immortal classic Frankenstein. Shelley is also the mother of both the science fiction and horror genres and wrote a novel so subversive that it was not published until 1959. Lisa Morton(president, the Horror Writers Association; Ghosts: A Haunted History), Leslie Klinger (The New Annotated Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes technical advisor), Kate Jonez (chief editor at Omnium Gatherum Press, Best Horror of the Year), Gillian Horvath (showrunner, Primeval: New World; co-executive producer, Beauty & the Beast for CW), Kate Maruyama (professor, Antioch; Harrowgate), and New York Times bestselling author Nancy Holder (writer, Mary Shelley Presents comic book series from Kymera Press) discuss the importance of Mary Shelley in the cultural landscape. Moderated by D. Lynn Smith (publisher, Kymera Press).

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Room 26AB
Breaking Bad 10th Anniversary Celebration

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the premiere of Breaking Bad, AMC and Sony Pictures Television have reunited the original cast to take a look back at the best moments from this groundbreaking television series and reminisce about TV’s most famous anti-hero, Walter White. Cast members Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, R. J. Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, and Giancarlo Esposito, along with executive producer and showrunner Vince Gilligan, look back at their favorite moments from the series and discuss the legacy the show and characters have left behind.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Hall H
DC: The New MAD

An all-new MAD ness is descending on San Diego! Meet some of your favorite classic contributors as well as some of the new California staff for music, inside scoops, and insanity! The Usual Panel of Idiots will include Doug Thomson, Suzy Hutchinson, Dan Telfer, Allie Goertz, Paula Sevenbergen, Sergio Aragonés, Tom Richmond, Luke McGarry, and Peter Kuper.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Room 8

4:45pm

SYFY WIRE’s The Great Debate

What superfan doesn’t love a good debate? To reboot or not reboot? Have video games eclipsed movies and TV? Pine, Pratt, or Hemsworth? Celebrity favorites from the sci-fi universe share their thoughts, feelings, and theories on the genre’s most hotly contested topics while moderator Aisha Tyler keeps the peace for this ultimate debate. After each round, you’ll get to settle the debate by casting your vote for the most convincing argument.

Thursday July 19, 2018 4:45pm – 5:45pm
Ballroom 20

5:45pm

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: The Final Curtain Call

As the critically acclaimed CW series enters its final season, come celebrate and take a trip down memory lane with co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna as they look back on some of the series most memorable moments. The panel will be moderated by series guest star Michael McMillian and will include a special performance and never-before-seen footage.

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:45pm – 6:30pm
Room 6A
Assassination Nation Panel with Cast and the Russo Brothers

As if high school wasn’t difficult enough already, imagine if every phone in your town was hacked, the contents shared for all to see, and you and your three best friends were framed as the hackers. Welcome to the explosive world of texting, terror, and teen-angst that is Assassination Nation. Already dubbed “the most aggressive high school movie in film history,” Assassination Nation is being brought to the big screen by the Russo Brothers (Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War), who will be joined by director Sam Levinson and the film’s stars Bill Skarsgård (It), Suki Waterhouse (Insurgent), Hari Nef, and Abra for an exclusive look at what is sure to be one of the most controversial and cathartic films of the year.

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:45pm – 6:45pm
Hall H

6:00pm

Going Crypto: How Digital Coin Technology Is Changing How We Live Our Lives

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Dash, LiteCoin . . . cryptocurrency or digital currency or digital coin or blockchain or whatever you want to call it is arguably the most talked-about topic in the ether right now. Beyond the speculation of altcoins, tokens, and ICOs, at the heart of it all is an innovative tracking technology that is now also impacting gaming, entertainment, animation, video, and everyday life. Come find out what is coming down the pike in the world of crypto! Get further into blockchain at the Future Tech Live! Pavilion in the Omni Hotel.

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 5AB
Netflix: Marvel’s Iron Fist

Be among the first to get the exclusive inside scoop on what’s in store for season 2 of Marvel’s Iron Fist, as Danny Rand and Colleen Wing set off on a new adventure as the protectors of lower NYC. Featuring executive producer and Marvel’s head of television Jeph Loeb and surprise panelists.

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Ballroom 20

6:45pm

Shooting Clerks: The Kevin Smith Biopic

Fresh off its feature on AMC TV’s Comic Book Men, the biographical comedy that dramatizes the making of Kevin Smith’s indie cult classic film Clerks is coming to indie cinemas around the U.S. later this year. Christopher Downie(writer/director), Brett Murray (producer/actor), Ryan James (producer/editor), Matthew Postlethwaite (actor), Stephanie Price (actress), and folks from the original Clerks, including Brian O’Halloran (associate producer/”Dante”) and Marilyn Ghigliotti (associate producer/”Veronica”), present an exclusive sneak peek, show behind-the-scenes footage, and make some special announcements.

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:45pm – 7:45pm
Room 6A

7:00pm

NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

8:00pm

Webcomics Advocates and the Webcomics Gathering

Webcomics Advocates co-founder Brendan Creecy (Brax the Alien Rocker) and webcomic creators Patrick Scullin (Super Siblings), Eddie DeAngelini(Collectors), Ambrose Quintanilla (Gopher-It Comics), Madeleine Holly-Rosing(Boston Metaphysical Society), and moderator Kristen Parraz (Compadres y Comics podcast) celebrate and discuss the exciting world of webcomics. They will also give any webcomic creators in the audience 30 seconds to promote their comic to the crowd.

Thursday July 19, 2018 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 23ABC
Whew! Yes, you read correctly, we are doing both Podcast Advocates and Webcomics Advocates at SDCC this year.  Join us at the SDPL at 11 AM on Thursday for Podcast Advocates!  Webcomics Advocates will be at the Convention Center at 8 PM in room 23ABC at 8 PM.  Unfortunately I will have to miss the Mattel WWE panel and Doctor Who but both of those will be pretty difficult to get into.

Lots of great panels this year covering so much different material!  That’s what I love about Comic-Con.  This will be my 14th consecutive SDCC and, to be honest, I am kind of over panels but they are a great way to break up your day and find out about cool stuff you may not have even heard of before.  Be sure to check the full schedule for the latest updates.

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