San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Friday Schedule

Source: Friday | Comic-Con International: San Diego

Thursday was pretty stacked so let’s see how Friday looks.  Here are my highlights:


Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Reunion

In 2008, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog became a beloved webseries. The show tells the story of Dr. Horrible (played by Neil Patrick Harris), an aspiring super-villain; Moist (Simon Helberg), Dr. Horrible’s minion; Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion), his nemesis; and Penny (Felicia Day), their shared love interest. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of this popular show by attending this lively discussion and celebration with creator Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day,and Maurissa Tancharoen!

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am – 11:00am
Hall H

Spotlight on Marc Bernardin

Moderator Evan Narcisse (Marvel’s Rise of the Black Panther, io9) sits down with Comic-Con special guest Marc Bernardin -writer for television (Castle Rock, Alphas) and comics (Genius, The Authority, Static Shock, The Highwaymen) and podcast host (Fatman on Batman, with Kevin Smith)-for a wide-ranging conversation and audience Q&A.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 29AB
Intro to TV Writing

UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 11:33AM
Moderator Spiro Skentzos (Arrow) and showrunners Keto Shimizu (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Raven Metzner (Iron Fist), Amy Berg (Counterpoint), Erik Oleson (Daredevil), Monica Breen (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and network executive Karen Horne (NBC, Sr. VP of development and inclusion) will discuss navigating the TV spec terrain, including beginner’s mistakes, what they look for in a writer, and what it takes for you to write a killer spec that will stand above the crowd. There will be a huge Q&A component, so bring your questions.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 4

Adventure Time

Cartoon Network invites you to come along with them to celebrate 10 seasons of this most mathematical show! Without spoiling too many of the surprises, they can promise you a live musical performance featuring some of your favorite tracks from the series along with special panelists and an exclusive series finale trailer! Grab your homies and don’t miss this epic celebration before The Ultimate Adventure.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am – 11:15am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

The Black Panel

A discussion on the state of Black pop culture in the age of Trump, Me Too, This Is America, and the national anthem protest. Actor and producer Isaiah Washington andValiant Entertainment executive editor Joe Illidge celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bad Boy Studios with alumni superstar artists Shawn Martinbrough and Bernard Chang from Avant-Garde Management, CEO Jacques Sweeney, the funkmaster himself George Clinton, writer LaShonda Clinton, and talent agent Kevin Turner. Hosted by Michael Davis.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am – 11:30am
Room 5AB


Masters of the Web: Launch and Grow Your YouTube and Podcast Channels

John Campea is joined by Jon Green (executive vice president at Fine Brothers Entertainment), Dorina Arellano (Google, Super Dork House), and Scott Mantz(president, Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society) to discuss using positive ways to start, develop, and grow your YouTube channel to contribute to online fandom.

Friday July 20, 2018 11:00am – 12:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library


World of Capcom

If you have played video games at all in the last 30 years, chances are you may have played a game from CAPCOM. Think Resident Evil, Street Fighter, or even the latest hit Monster Hunter World. CAPCOM continues to develop original and exciting game franchises for next-generation game consoles. Come sit with the team from CAPCOM and learn about what is coming next.

Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am – 12:30pm
Room 6BCF


Peanuts Family Album

Everyone knows Charlie Brown and Snoopy, but did you know that Charles M. Schulz created more than 70 original characters for the Peanuts comic strip? Some became world-famous icons, but many . . . did not. Lex Fajardo (Kid Beowulf), Rachel Fellman (Charles M. Schulz Museum), Brian Fies (A Fire Story), Nat Gertler (About Comics), Lonnie Millsap (bacön), Jeff Pidgeon (Toy Story), and moderator Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) look back at some of their favorite forgotten Peanuts characters, from Charlotte Braun and Shermy to Tapioca Pudding and Truffles!

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


AMC’s The Walking Dead

UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 02:16PM
Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan join executive producer and showrunner Angela Kang and executive producers Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne HurdDave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero. The panelists will discuss the show’s exciting new chapter and share some hints of what’s to come with a sneak peek into season 9, debuting in October on AMC.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Hall H


Hulu’s World Premiere Screening of Castle Rock

Escape the summer heat for a chilling world premiere screening of the first episode of J. J. Abrams and Stephen King’s psychological-horror series about the hometown of some of your favorite nightmares. You’ve read the books, you’ve seen the movies, you know the characters, but you’ve never heard the story of Castle Rock. Following the screening, the creators and executive producers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason (Manhattan) and stars Sissy Spacek(Carrie), Bill Skarsgard (It), Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness), and Jane Levy(Suburgatory) will discuss the most tragic and disturbing town in America. Prepare to sleep with the lights on.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:45pm – 2:00pm
Ballroom 20


Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus!

Strap on your tuna-filled jetpack, prepare your bladder for imminent release, and start singing the doom song as your favorite Irken invader returns to San Diego with a panel that dives into Nickelodeon’s forthcoming new movie Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus. Original series creator Jhonen Vasquez, art director Jenny Goldberg, and voice talents Richard Horvitz (Zim), Rikki Simons (GIR), Wally Wingert (Almighty Tallest Red), and Kevin McDonald (Almighty Tallest Purple) will present behind-the-scenes art and exclusive brand-new footage. The panel will be moderated by Hector Navarro (Geek & Sundry, Nerdist).

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 6A

The Return of Mego featuring Joe Namath

UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 09:08AM
Marty Abrams, CEO of Mego Corp., speaks about the return of the world’s greatest toy company and welcomes football legend Joe Namath to autograph a very limited number of new Joe Namath 14-inch action figures exclusively at Comic-Con. Marty will also be introducing a new line of 8-inch and 14-inch licensed action figures.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 32AB


Building a Skeptical Techno-Utopia with Optimistic Disaster Stories

Comic-Con special guest Cory Doctorow (Walkaway, In Real Life, Little Brother) has been writing and fighting to make technology safe for human habitation for decades. Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home, Shade the Changing Girl, Plain Janes) interviews him about the urgent need to tell stories and take action to conjure forth technology that serves its users, not corporations, and what that means for science fiction and the human race.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Room 24ABC

Star Trek: Discovery

Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon. Star Trek inspired developments in science and technology, broke social barriers, and transported viewers around the globe to new adventures and uncharted frontiers. Last fall, Star Trek: Discovery continued that tradition and followed the voyages of Starfleet aboard the U.S.S. Discovery. The cast and producers of this CBS All Access series look back on season 1 and find out where the crew is headed as it transports into its second season. Cast members scheduled to appear include Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, Mary Chieffo and Anson Mount alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin. The panel will be moderated by series guest star Tig Notaro, who will appear as chief engineer Reno. Season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery is now streaming on CBS All Access.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Hall H


Games: Pioneers of 1990s Gaming Animation

As advancements in computer animation technology take video game development to ever-more impressive heights, ASIFA-Hollywood looks back at the early days with pioneers and giants of video game animation. They’ll go back in time to explore the challenges of creating immersive gaming environments and celebrate the accomplishments of classic video game history on titles such as Aladdin, The Lion King, Duck Tales, and many more.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 23ABC


[adult swim]: Robot Chicken

UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 11:45AM
Hot on the heels of its ninth season, Robot Chicken returns to SDCC for another celebration of stop-motion sketch madness, armed with never-before-seen clips and super-secret sneak peeks! Co-creators/executive producers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are joined by executive producers/co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root, actor/writer Breckin Meyer (Robot Chicken, Franklin and Bash, and upcoming ABC’s The Fix), writer/director Tom Sheppard, and actor/writer (and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator/star) Rachel Bloom! Plus, they’ll leave a chair open for a special panelist, or maybe just biblical superstar Elijah. Moderated by Keith Crofford, senior vice president of production for Adult Swim and executive producer of 12 oz. Mouse.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:30pm – 3:15pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Spotlight On Mike Mignola

Comic-Con special guest Mike Mignola discusses Hellboy and anything else the audience wants to talk about regarding his career. Just Mike Mignola. No moderator.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Room 24ABC


Trailer Park

See the latest and greatest trailers with all of your pop culture-loving friends here on the big screen at Comic-Con.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:45pm – 3:30pm
Hall H


J.R.R. Tolkien – The Return to Middle-earth

Middle-earth is making a resurgence, and the staff of have all the news, rumors, and background info on all the new Tolkien projects. The Tolkien biopic has wrapped filming and will be coming to a big screen near you, and Amazon Studios has made a big splash with a minimum five-year commitment to a prequel Lord of the Rings TV series, with the first season presumably focusing on young Aragorn. There will be a new J. R. R. Tolkien book coming later this summer, and there are strong indications that Universal Orlando will be adding a Middle-earth section to its newest theme park. The next several years are looking very bright for fans of the professor. Panelists include Clifford Broadway (host of TORn Tuesday), Justin Sewell (producer of TORn Tuesday), Kristi Fojtik (founder of Tolkien Forever), Nicole Roberts (outreach director for, Josh Long (host of Collecting the Precious), Abie Ekenezar (host of Black and Blue: The Series), moderated by Cathy Udovch(special events coordinator for

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


Behind the Scenes of Overwatch’s Newest Hero

Overwatch developers Michael Chu (lead writer), Arnold Tsang (assistant art director), and Geoff Goodman (lead hero designer) present a behind-the-scenes look into the creative process of developing the story, art, and gameplay kit for Overwatch’s newest hero. Learn more about Overwatch hero design and participate in Q&A with the developers after the panel.

Friday July 20, 2018 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Room 6BCF



Solve a mystery and rewrite history with the cast of Disney Channel’s hit series DuckTales! Executive producer Matt Youngberg, co-producer/story editor Francisco Angones, art director Sean Jimenez, and series stars Ben Schwartz(House of Lies, Parks and Rec), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live, We Bare Bears), Danny Pudi (Community, Powerless), Toks Olagundoye (Castle, The Neighbors), and Entertainment Weekly’s Marc Snetiker discuss the mystery of the boys’ missing mom, epic adventures for season 2, and new footage from never-before-seen episodes. It’s a duck blur of fun, action, and secrets revealed in this can’t-miss panel for fans new and old of the world’s most iconic family of ducks!

Friday July 20, 2018 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 6A

From Idea to Hired: Books, TV, Film, & Comics

Agents, managers, book editors, and producers come together to answer all your questions about how to take your writing career from the blank page to sold work. Bring your questions about writing that breakout project, getting representation, what it takes to sell a book to film, and more. These panelists will give you the industry scoop but no pitches, please. They include Brandy Rivers(Industry Entertainment), Holly Root (Root Literary), Paul Shapiro (All in Media), Betsy Sullenger (Oops Doughnuts Productions), Kate Testerman (KT Literary), Michele Wells (DC Entertainment), and Kim Yau (Paradigm). Moderated by Nathan Bransford (How to Write a Novel).

Friday July 20, 2018 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 24ABC

The Queen of Outer Space 60th Birthday Bash

UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 10:55AM
One of the most noted (and notorious) science fiction films of the 1950s, The Queen of Outer Space, starring Zsa Zsa Gabor, may be turning 60, but she’s never been more stunning thanks to an eye-popping new Blu-ray! Legendary film critic Leonard Maltin (Maltin on Movies), Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and showrunner Eddie Schmidt (Ugly Delicious, In Search Of), Warner Archive podcasters D. W. Ferranti and Matt Patterson, and moderator Jessie Maltin (Maltin on Movies) reveal more than you ever wanted to know about the Queen’s finest film and investigate the movie DNA of her cinematic Space Age relatives like Forbidden Planet and World Without End. Also stay tuned for some sneak peeks of upcoming cult, sci-fi, and horror films from the Warner Archive Collection.

Friday July 20, 2018 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 5AB

Amazon Prime Video Showcase

Amazon Prime Video brings together six exciting creators to share insights and behind-the-scenes looks into their highly anticipated upcoming Prime Original series. Featured panelists include Carlton Cuse (Lost), the prolific creative force behind Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, premiering August 31st; The Tick creator Ben Edlund; Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot), director of Homecoming; world-renowned author Neil Gaiman (American Gods), creator/writer/showrunner of Good OmensLore super-producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead); and Naren Shankar, showrunner of The Expanse.

Friday July 20, 2018 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Ballroom 20


Universal Pictures’ Glass and Halloween

Filmmakers and actors from two of Universal’s most-anticipated upcoming releases- Glass, from M. Night Shyamalan, and Halloween, from David Gordon Green-have a few riveting surprises in store for Comic-Con.

Friday July 20, 2018 3:45pm – 4:45pm
Hall H


Independent Filmmaking for Low-Budget Features and Web Series

Independent Filmmaking for Low-Budget Features and Web Series—Christopher Olen Ray (Emmy-winning managing partner of DeInstitutionalized Films), Gerald Webb (managing partner of DeInstitutionalized Films), Fred Olen Ray (director/producer)share their collective wisdom on how to independently produce your low-budget indie film/show. The partners will introduce the trailer for their new TV series Fraxtur for the first time, as well as cast members Max Adler (GLEE) & Cody Saintgnue (Teen Wolf). Giving away limited copies of Final Draft 10 after Q&A!

Friday July 20, 2018 3:50pm – 4:50pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4


Bob’s Burgers

Wear your best Belcher family costume and get in line early because fans of the Emmy Award-winning animated FOX series Bob’s Burgers won’t want to miss this panel. Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard will break news about the upcoming season, and the always entertaining cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Larry Murphy, and David Herman will have you howling with laughter with never-before-seen footage, followed by a lively Q&A panel discussion.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:15pm – 5:10pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


Ray Harryhausen: The Return of the Special Effects Godfather

Filmmaker John Walsh and collections manager Connor Heaney reveal Harryhausen Foundation’s plans to bring his iconic cinema creations back to life. See a rare short documentary along with a Q&A and rare images from the founder of modern special effects.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Room 26AB

It Was 50 Years Ago Today: Celebrating Planet of the Apes, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Rosemary’s Baby: Geek’s Ground Zero

UPDATED: Wed, Jul 11, 02:36PM
This panel of professional geeksperts celebrate the remarkable year of 1968 by looking back at the genre classics that helped inspire their love of genre cinema, including the original Planet of the Apes, the mind-bending 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Farrow-rific Rosemary’s Baby, as well the new number two, The Prisoner, Night of the Living Dead, Barbarella, Yellow Submarine, Ice Station Zebra, and the gonzo Danger: Diabolik, and Kirk and Uhura’s not-so-platonic kiss in Star Trek. Panel includes moderator Mark A. Altman (The Librarians, Agent X), Fred Dekker (The Predator, The Monster Squad), Charles de Lauzirika (The Alien Anthology, The Martian Extended Edition), Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars), Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), Robert Meyer Burnett(ST: TNG Blu-rays), Jeff Bond (Geek Monthly magazine), and Thomas P. Vitale(producer, former SYFY channel executive).

Friday July 20, 2018 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Room 5AB


Celebrating 90 Years of Mickey Mouse with D23: the Official Disney Fan Club

From Steamboat Willie to today, Mickey’s career has taken him on an epic journey that has endeared him to fans around the world. D23’s Justin Arthurhosts a panel including Bret Iwan (voice actor), Becky Cline (director, the Walt Disney Archives), and Mark Henn (master Disney animator), who look at Mickey’s legendary roles in animated films and television shows, the Magic Kingdoms, and beyond.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:45pm – 5:45pm
Room 6A



Paramount Pictures brings Transformers to Comic-Con Hall H for the first time with Bumblebee. Director Travis Knight will be joined by star Hailee Steinfeldand cast in a panel moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican.

Friday July 20, 2018 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Hall H

Pop Culture Witches

UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 11:06AM
In an age where powerful women are finally being celebrated, it’s worth looking at the pop culture witches, enchantresses, genies, charmers, and sorceresses who conjured the craft in our popular imaginations in the past. How have women with (super) powers been portrayed, and how is that portrayal evolving? Hosted by Ben Blacker (Vertigo’s Hex Wives; co-creator, The Thrilling Adventure Hour).Panelists include Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin (showrunners, CW’s Charmed), Nell Scovell (creator, Sabrina the Teenage Witch), Ruth Connell(Rowena on Supernatural), Tomi Adeyemi (author, Children of Blook and Bone), and practicing witch Juliana Crouch.

Friday July 20, 2018 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 23ABC


Archer: Discussion and Q&A

Archer is FXX’s Emmy Award-winning, animated comedy that recently wrapped its ninth season, Danger Island, and has been renewed for a tenth! This season centered on the semi-functioning alcoholic seaplane pilot Sterling Archer, a lush on the lush South Pacific island of Mitimotu. During a quest for an ancient native idol, Sterling and “friends” survived quicksand, cannibals, super-intelligent monkeys, and even each other. The voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler,Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates, plus executive producers Adam Reed and Matt Thompson, co-executive producer Casey Willisand art director Chad Hurd discuss bringing this action-packed series to life.

Friday July 20, 2018 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


SYFY WIRE Fangrrls: Women Changing the Game

UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 11:41AM
The landscape of sci-fi has changed, and it’s never going back. Women aren’t just making some of the best, most groundbreaking work found in the genre today, they’re also redefining what it means to be a fan. Come geek out with trailblazers and breakthrough innovators Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Lights (pop musician), Amanda Conner (writer/artist of Harley Quinn), Sana Amanat (VP, content and character development at Marvel) and moderator Cher Martinetti (Fangrrls’ managing editor) as they chat about their current obsessions and discuss how they’re blazing their own path and changing the industry.

Friday July 20, 2018 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Room 6DE


Marvel Television: Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger

San Diego will be getting a little taste of New Orleans! Meet series stars Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Emma Lahana, Ally Maki, and executive producer/showrunner Joe Pokaski of the new hit summer series that redefined the superhero genre, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger. Featuring a lively Q&A moderated by executive producer and head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb,along with a look at exclusive, never-before-been-seen footage. And don’t forget to tune in to watch all-new episodes, Thursdays, 8/7c, on Freeform.

Friday July 20, 2018 5:45pm – 6:45pm
Ballroom 20


The Passage

Based on Justin Cronin’s bestselling fantasy book trilogy, FOX’s world premiere screening of this epic, character-driven thriller about a secret government medical facility experimenting with a dangerous virus that could either cure all disease or cause the downfall of the human race will be followed by a moderated conversation and fan Q&A with stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar (NYPD Blue, Saved by the Bell), Saniyya Sidney (Hidden Figures, American Horror Story), Henry Ian Cusick (Lost, The 100), and Jamie McShane (Bosch), executive producer Liz Heldens (Friday Night Lights, Deception), executive producer/ director Jason Ensler (The Exorcist), and author Justin Cronin. The Passage will premiere on FOX in early 2019.

Friday July 20, 2018 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 6A


Sony Pictures Panel

Sony Pictures presents two of their most anticipated films produced in association with Marvel. First up, filmmakers and talent will show you what’s in store as the lethal protector Venom finally gets his own movie.Then, the creators of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse give you an inside look at their groundbreaking animated movie.

Friday July 20, 2018 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Hall H


Catching Up with Adam Savage

If you haven’t heard,’s Adam Savage is heading back to Discovery Channel! He’ll be appearing in both MythBusters Jr., as well as his own solo series. Hear (and in some cases, see previews of) everything Adam’s up to right now, which may or may not include a short film with Peter Jackson (okay, it does).

Friday July 20, 2018 6:45pm – 7:45pm
Room 6DE


The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time

For the last time ever, Comic-Con will be home to a Sharknado panel. Go shark to the future with the cast of the final installment in SYFY’s fin-tactic movie franchise. Stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and Cassie Scerbo are joined by a slew of surprise panelists and celebrity cameos as they take the stage together for the last time!

Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 6BCF

Breaking in and Monetizing Your Comics with Webtoon

UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 09:16AM
Looking to break into creator-owned comics with the world’s largest comics publisher? Hear from creators including Kaitlyn Narvaza a.k.a. instantmiso (Siren’s Lament), Monica Gallagher (Assassin Roommate, BOO! It’s Sex), Leeanne Krecic a.k.a. Mongie (Let’s Play), Shen (Bluechair, Live with Yourself), and 2018 Eisner-nominee Ryan Benjamin (Brothers Bond) on what it takes to break into the industry, how they’ve built their fan base through Webtoon, and how to survive once you’re a full-time creator. Webtoon’s head of content Tom Akel will walk you through how to publish and promote your own IP on the Discover platform, provide details on Webtoon’s new ad sharing program, their partnership with Patreon, and the latest Webtoon comic contest with an $80k first prize.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 4

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary Screening

UPDATED: Tue, Jul 10, 03:25PM
Take a trip back to Halloween Town to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Hot Topic and Disney will give attendees a fun experience with film trivia, prizes, and a special screening of the beloved film with special guest host A. J. McLean. Entry to each Horton Grand Theatre panel requires a separate ticket and a Comic-Con badge.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre


Twilight Zone Marathon Screenings

The Twilight Zone new original series will be coming soon to CBS All Access. The iconic original series took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. It was a journey into a wondrous land of imagination for five years on CBS from 1959 to 1964. The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity’s hopes, despairs, prides, and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional drama could not. Please attend a special marathon screening and a look back of some of the fan-favorite episodes from the original series.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:15pm – 9:15pm
Room 6A


AMC’s Preacher

Easily offended? Don’t come to the Preacher panel! Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, and Joseph Gilgun join executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and showrunner and executive producer Sam Catlin for a mid-season 3 discussion about the story so far and what’s to come.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Hall H
Making a Living Off of Your Art

Artist Lee Kohse (Disney, DreamWorks), voice actor Jon Bailey (Honest Trailers, Transformers), writer Brendan Hey (Robot Chicken, Dawn of the Croods), art curator Doug Dreier, and educator Sean Glumace (Adobe education leader) discuss the business of being creative and answer your questions. Learn how to generate revenue, promote yourself online and offline, deal with clients and commissions, and more. Moderated by Johnny Kolasinski (podcaster and arts advocate). Two lucky attendees will win a 12-month subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud (a $599 value) courtesy of Adobe education leader Sean Glumace.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Room 8


“Crazy” Together: The Future of Mental Health and Pop Culture

Mental health is everywhere you look in pop culture. From the Upside Down to the MCU, entertainment media depictions of mental health are increasingly common. But while Stranger Things and Jessica Jones help to normalize mental health challenges, some inaccurate and stigmatizing portrayals persist. How do we further encourage diversity and sensitivity without stifling creativity? Felicia D. Henderson (The Punisher TV series; Teen Titans) will discuss how depictions of trauma and PTSD inform the characterization of Frank Castle. Joseph D. Reitman(Happy! TV series) will talk about his approach to making his character Very Bad Santa more than just a two-dimensional villain. Should the entertainment industry be concerned about how their properties represent mental illness? Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., (Broadcast Thought, All We Ever Wanted) discusses some of his successes and struggles as a forensic psychiatrist advocating for more accurate and less stigmatizing mental health media representation. Jeff Trexler (The Beat, The Comics Journal) will contextualize the discussion and encourage the audience to become more mindful consumers of mental-health-themed media. Moderated by Susan Karlin (Fast Company), this panel will encourage creators, clinicians, and fans to get “crazy” together, shaping the future of mental health and pop culture.

Friday July 20, 2018 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 23ABC


Spike & Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation

Not for the faint of heart! This program theatrically premiered The Spirit of Christmas (Matt Stone, Trey Parker), Frog Baseball (Mike Judge), Happy Tree Friends (Kenn Navarro), and Dr. Tran (Breehn Burns, Jason Johnson). Bear witness to the outrageous hilarity of everything possible and impossible in Sick and Twisted Animation. You, the lunatic fringe of society, vote on the films as they screen in front of you. Highlights this year include the deranged Daisey and Big Fat Dumb Stupid Baby, not to mention a celebration of 40 years of animation with some great classics like Happy Tree Friends and Home, Honey I’m High. Meet Spike, who will be introducing the show in person.

Friday July 20, 2018 9:30pm – 11:30pm
Room 6BCF

There sure seems to be a lot of programming, even more so than last year!  That can only be a good thing as SDCC really does seem to be bursting at the seams these days.  There’s lots of stuff I am interested in but seeing MPG and The Passage panel is probably at the top of my list.  MPG!!!!

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