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[Convention] Comic-Con Special Edition: Programming Schedule for Friday, Nov. 26th

by Jason Bennett
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Comic-Con is Comic On! After COVID forced the cancellation of comic book conventions throughout 2020 (even into 2021), the industry has been rebounding in the latter half of this year. While many cons are still going virtual for their events, there has been an uptick in promoters and show organizers making necessary adjustments and rethinking how a convention can still run amidst the lingering pandemic. By creating new procedures and requirements for guests and attendees, these events have been able to restart simply by implementing COVID recommendations to be in compliance.

Comic-Con International: San Diego, which has hosted two July virtual conventions (2020 & 2021), has created a scaled-back version of their show entitled Comic-Con Special Edition and will be running Friday, November 26th – Sunday, November 28th. Much of the Hollywood boost the show receives during their annual summer dates will not be taking place, offering more of a comic book-focused convention than in years past.

PopCultHQ will be attending and covering this year’s event, bringing you pictures, videos, interviews, and who knows what else? To better help those attending the event, we want to provide fans with the important things to know for this year’s show. We will be bringing you pertinent information regarding creators appearing, cosplay, badge info, COVID-19 policy, exclusives, films, games, and more!

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21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

Room 6DE

The Animation Show of Shows returns with a curated selection of the “best of the best” animated short films created by students and professionals from around the world. Featuring eight films from seven countries. Curator/producer Ron Diamond presents and will lead a post-show Q&A.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 2:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 3:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


CBLDF: Civic Engagement and Comics

Room 29AB

The past few years have represented a sea change in how people engage with their communities, with vital exercises of First Amendment rights in protests and the art that rises around them. As with many artistic endeavors, civic engagement has been an integral part of comics since the format’s origin, addressing issues as diverse as women’s rights, civil rights, LGBTQ+ representation, antiracism, and so much more. Panelists explore how comics have been used to address social and political issues in the past and how contemporary creators and educators are using comics to engage the community.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 2:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 3:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Comics Arts Conference Session #1:
The Long Run: Structure in the Very-Long-Form Mainstream Comics Narrative

Room 25ABC

Chris Claremont has described his 1975–1991 work as Uncanny X-Men’s writer as “a novel,” but in practice it’s more like an extended free improvisation, perpetually evolving past the focus and form it had taken a few months earlier. In this talk and slideshow, Douglas Wolk (Portland State University), the author of All of the Marvels: A Journey to the Ends of the Biggest Story Ever Told, analyzes and compares the narrative superstructures of some years-long Marvel Comics serials that have a single writer (and multiple artists): Claremont’s X-Men, Dan Slott’s Amazing Spider-Man/Superior Spider-Man, Mark Gruenwald’s Captain America, Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers/New Avengers/Secret Wars, and Doug Moench’s Master of Kung Fu.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 2:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 3:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


ComiXology Originals: CONversatsions with Snow Angels’ Jock and Jeff Lemire

Room 23ABC

Enter The Trench. Superstar creators Jeff Lemire and Jock join remotely along with comiXology Originals’ head of content Chip Mosher for a wide-ranging discussion about Snow Angels, Lemire and Jock’s bestselling 2021 digital first comic, coming out in print in 2022.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 2:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 3:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


How to Be a One-Person Comic Company

Room 2

Times have changed and now one person can do it all—that is, if you know how! Award-winning comics creator Brian Haberlin will show you how to leverage new technology to not only create comics but also make your own collectibles and animations to promote and sell your creations. Everything the big companies do, you can do now yourself!

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 2:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 3:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


JAKKS Pacific and Disguise Costumes Upcoming Releases

Room 7AB

Nintendo, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Apex Legends, Disguise Costumes, and more! Join JAKKS Pacific for an exclusive preview of all the new figures and collectibles releasing in the coming months. Jennifer Gracia, Jackie Soto, and Whitney Hatfield from Disguise offer a look at some innovative new costumes coming to retail! Following the preview will be a Q&A with members of the development teams and special giveaways.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 2:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 3:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


The Black Panel 25

Room 5AB

The Black Panel has been an annual event at Comic-Con for over two decades. The panel has welcomed some of the biggest names in pop culture media. After a two-year absence, it returns to a changed America, as always hosted by Michael Davis (writer/artist; co-founder, Milestone).

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 2:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 3:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


The Infinite Canvas; The Rise of Korean Webcomics, Hosted by Manta

Room 9

TBA.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 2:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 3:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Little Fish: Comics, Community, and Collaboration

Room 24ABC

Little Fish Comic Book Studio, San Diego’s own nonprofit comics studio and advocacy group, is proud to have you join them for a look back at the last (almost!) decade of comics education and advocacy. They’re taking a look at the history of the studio and the impact that the comic arts are making on the local comic community and the larger world. Featuring Alonso Nuñez (executive director), Alison Flynn (president), Trisha Richter (KPBS, One Book One San Diego), Rene Lafargue (Kevin Workman Foundation), and the brightest new talent around, from inside the studio and out.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 2:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 3:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Storytellers: Choosing, Centering, and Celebrating

Room 32AB

Creators share how they make story choices about who the central characters are or the broad strokes and the details that reinforce or expand our understanding of the world to craft stories for everyone. Panelists includ Comic-Con Special Edition special guests Henry Barajas (Helm Greycastle, Book 1) and Sam Maggs (The Unstoppable Wasp: Built On Hope), along with Aminah Mae Safi (Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix), Mallory O’Meara (Girly Drinks), Eva Leigh (Waiting for a Scot Like You), and Elle Cruz (How to Survive a Modern-Day Fairy Tale), with moderator Maryelizabeth Yturralde.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 2:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 3:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


The Future of Doctor Who

Room 8

Karen Glover, Kristi Schoeman, Cody Shoberg, and River Alexandra Song (all cosplayers withTime Travelers unLtd) discuss the importance of keeping it fresh and changing so the long-running Doctor Who continues to live. Moderated by Sandro Monetti (actor and writer) with a Q&A.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 2:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 3:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


William Stout: 50 Years of Art!

Room 24ABC

Join Bill Stout for this visual presentation and a lively talk full of interesting anecdotes about his experiences in comics, the movie biz (75 films and counting), depicting prehistoric life, designing CD and LP covers, Antarctica, theme park design, and fantasy art.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 2:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 3:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Comic Book Coloring Then and Now

Room 2

Alex Sinclair, Joe Chiodo, and Clydene Nee discuss how coloring has changed over the last 30 years. They will talk about all things coloring including before the digital age and how digital coloring has evolved since its inception.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 3:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 4:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Comics Arts Conference Session #2: Invisible Man(Hunter):
The Resonance of Blackness in the Depiction of J’onn J’onzz

Room 25ABC

On the CW’s Supergirl and in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, J’onn J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter, is portrayed by Black actors, as he has been since Carl Lumbly voiced him in the animated Justice League. But Blackness has informed his depiction from the beginning. His ancient people were enslaved by Whites, J’onn J’onzz was stolen from his home and brought to America against his will. Permanently scarred by this Middle Passage, he lives a diasporic life cut off from his lost homeworld, passing as a White police officer but “covering” his true Otherness, and with a pathological fear of fire implanted by the Guardians of the Galaxy to keep his powerful people down. John Jennings (University of California–Riverside), Jim Thompson (Comic Book Historians Group), and Peter Coogan (Washington University in St. Louis) trace J’onn J’onzz’s creation as a symbol of tolerance and how the changes played on his portrayal consistently resonate with a Black identity.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 3:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 4:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Intellectual Property 101

Room 29AB

Understanding the essentials of intellectual property can mean the difference between a rewarding creative experience and endless years in court. A panel of experts break down what everyone in comics needs to know about fair use, registration, and protecting your IP.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 3:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 4:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Scout Comics and Collectibles:
A First Look at Upcoming Projects Including Andy Serkis’s Eternus

Room 23ABC

Indie comic studio Scout Comics & Entertainment partner Don Handfield (Eternus, The Dark Age), LatinX imprint Chispa’s David Bowles (Clockwork Curandera), Phillip Braun (Chispa creative executive) and comic fund Thunder Comics’ Tim Zajaros (Armory Films) present a first look at their slate of comics and products, alongside Eternus co-creator artist/director Andrew Levitas (Minamata), writer Anastazja Davis (Eternus), and Scout co-publisher Charlie Stickney (White Ash). Moderated by Nerdist/Collider reporter Coy Jandreau.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 3:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 4:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


What’s in A Name: Naming Kids (& Other Things in Your Life) the Geek Way

Room 7AB

Scott Rubin (Naming Your Little Geek) and friends Jessica Lynn Verdi (Heartbeats, You Don’t Know, Nick), Jeremy Adams (writer, Supernatural, Flash comics), and Chris Bramante (Robot Teammate, Thank You for Questing), and Aliza Pearl (Streampunks, Teaching A Robot To Love) discuss fun ways to discover, research, and choose all the coolest names for your kids, pets, cars, Wi-Fi networks, RPG characters, and more.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 3:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 4:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Working in Indie Comics

Room 9

The world of indie comics can appear insular and intimidating. How do you go from wanting to be an indie comics creator to making your dream a successful reality? Then, how do you maintain a career in indie comics once you have your foot in the door? Get the scoop from four creators who have cracked the code: David Lucarelli (Tinseltown), Madeleine Holly-Rosing (Boston Metaphysical Society), Don Nguyen (Pablo the Gorilla), Nicholas Doan (Monster Elementary), and Christie Shinn (Demon B!tch). Free comics for everyone who asks a question!

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 3:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 4:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Causeplay: In Service to Others

Room 26AB

Mark Chu-Lin (event coordinator and Avengers Initiative club president), Ramonna Batac (MemorialCare Miller Children’s, Women’s Hospital Long Beach child life specialist), Luke Morand (media programs coordinator for CHOC), Jennifer Athey (pharmaceutical rep, Avengers Initiative executive officer), Cameron Alford (Navy veteran, Avengers Initiative member), and Er Bautista (cosplay enthusiast, Avengers Initiative member) discuss how cosplayers and prop builders serve their communities through their love of pop culture. Hear about their experiences, learn how to join organized groups, learn about some of the organizations that receive help, and find out how to get involved in service efforts.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 3:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 4:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Dark Speculative Young Adult Fiction

Room 32AB

New York Times bestselling authors Livia Blackburne (Feather and Flame), Kim Liggett (The Grace Year), and Mary Pearson (Dance of Thieves) along with Gretchen McNeil (#MurderTrending) share their insights about writing horror/dark fantasy/sci-fi for teens and about the publishing industry, including book-to-TV/film. Moderated by Henry Herz (The Hitherto Secret Experiments of Marie Curie).

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 3:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 4:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


This Manga is Awesome! New Series and Underrated Gems Worth Reading

Room 24ABC

Find out about the latest buzz-worthy manga, the hottest new series that everyone’s talking about, the under-the-radar hidden gems, and upcoming releases that are worth preordering at your local comic or bookshop. Hosted by Deb Aoki (Mangasplaining, Publishers Weekly), with Ivan Salazar (Kodansha) and other special guests from the manga/anime biz.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 3:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 4:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


UFOs – Fact & Fiction

Room 5AB

Michael C. Grumley (bestselling author of the Breakthrough science fiction series), William Clausen (who has been researching UFOs, UAPs, and USOs for more than 30 years), and Clydene Nee look at UFOs through the lens of history, popular culture, and personal experience.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 3:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 4:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


X-Men Fandom Panel – LIVE

Room 8

Chris Riley and Chandler Poling (X-Reads Podcast) are back to gather X-Men fans and connect them with the creators they admire. Old and new fans can join a panel to celebrate the X-Men community and everything they love about their favorite Marvel Mutants. Panelists include Khelan Bhatia (Homosuperior podcast), Dylan Carter (House of X Community and Podcast), Michelle Waffle (cosplayer), and David Sahagún (Sala Llena). Each attendee will receive a Comic-Con Exclusive print by Marvel artist Bob Quinn (Way of X, Cable: Reloaded).

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 3:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 4:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


The Nacelle Company: Boldly Going Forward . . . in Pop-Culture Entertainment!

Room 6DE

You know the Nacelle Company for producing such hit series as The Toys That Made Us and The Movies That Made Us on Netflix, Behind the Attraction on Disney+, A Toy Store Near You on Amazon Prime, and The Center Seat on History Channel, But the Nacelle Team is just getting started! Join them as they provide a look at how the shows you love came together as well as a preview of what’s ahead including the rebirth of Robo Force, Power Lords, Silverhawks, Marx Toys, and more.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 3:45 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 4:45 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Comics Arts Conference Session #3: Comics and Social Justice at SDSU

Room 25ABC

Comics@SDSU is a grass-roots cross-college initiative whose goal is to cultivate innovative teaching, pursue transformative research, and foster vibrant community interaction, especially with regard to the unique power of the comics medium to bring about social change. This panel screens a short film that highlights the work of Comics@SDSU’s Comics and Social Justice Initiative. Following that screening, moderator Beth Pollard (SDSU) reflects on the goals of the Initiative as well as the scholarship and opportunities for student learning and research that the Initiative fosters. Pam Jackson (SDSU Special Collections) discusses the role of the SDSU Library’s comics collection in supporting this Initiative and in making connections with the wider community. Neil Kendricks (SDSU School of Art + Design) and William Nericcio (Amatl Comix) share their perspectives on the Initiative. Fawaz Qashat (SDSU) explains the importance of comics courses and the Initiative to his undergraduate SDSU experience.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 4:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 5:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Bring On Those Slow City Blues with David Baron, John Livesay, and Sam Haine

Room 23ABC

Writer/creator Sam Haine, inker and artist coordinator John Livesay (Avengers, The Flash), and colorist/consultant David Baron (Detective Comics, Batman Who Laughs) give a deep-dive into their critically acclaimed indie comic series Slow City Blues. The comic tells the story of Detective John Loris, who gets trapped inside his imagination after trying to take his own life and must defeat his inner demons and Death if he is ever to escape and see his family again. The creative team will break down their nearly decade-long journey from inception to completion, and audience members will learn what it takes to create a successful new comic series and have any logistical, administrative, and creative questions answered. Moderated by Coy Jandreau (Collider, Nerdist, Coycast).

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 4:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 5:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Dynamic Sketching Technique with Peter Han

Room 2

Professional designer and instructor Peter Han breaks down techniques to improve your sketching skills. Peter has been an art instructor for over 10 years, teaching at such schools as the ArtCenter College of Design, CGMA, Concept Design Academy, and the Brainstorm school. This talk will go over certain exercises to improve your muscle memory to control your tool sets, how to use references, and improve your visualization skills.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 4:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 5:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Path to Equality through Latina Superheroes

Room 9

Kayden Phoenix (creator of A La Brava), Jessica Tseang (comic book historian), and Kevin Garcia (Marvel researcher) discuss new perspectives, contrary to standard stereotypes, that inspire young and old to dream bigger than patriarchal society’s restraints. Q&A session moderated by Frederick L. Aldama (Eisner Award–winning professor).

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 4:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 5:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Ray, Forry, Ray: Ray Bradbury, Forry Ackerman, Ray Harryhausen,
and the Friendship That Birthed Fandom

Room 29AB

Before anyone heard of them, Ray Bradbury, Forry Ackerman, and Ray Harryhausen were three young friends who rode the red car, saw movies together, and contributed to each other’s zines. Orty Ortwein (author and docent for the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum) will explain how this friendship enhanced their careers and spawned modern fandom.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 4:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 5:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Spotlight on Kevin Eastman

Room 7AB

This Spotlight will delve into a handpicked presentation of Kevin Eastman’s current and future projects, along with a Q&A from the audience.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 4:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 5:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Career Paths into Game Development

Room 26AB

As the business of video games now surpasses the annual revenues of both film and music combined, public interest in pursuing a career in the game industry has staggeringly increased in recent years. This has spawned a wide variety of educational and vocational options for individuals to pursue game development, but how exactly does one get the knowledge they need and then find a job in this very competitive industry? Learn from veteran game industry professionals about what it takes to launch a game development career and how there are many paths into the industry.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 4:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 5:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Pet Finders, Elevators, Unicorns, Aliens, and More!

Room 32AB

Comic-Con Special Edition special guests Dustin Nguyen (Finders Creepers) and Minh Lê (Lift, Green Lantern: Legacy), along with Greg van Eekhout (Weird Kid), Jennifer L Holm (The Lion of Mars), Rob Justus (Death & Sparkles), and Benson Shum (Alex’s Good Fortune) discuss entertaining themselves and their readers with tales of family and friends and self-discovery. Moderated by Maryelizabeth Yturralde.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 4:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 5:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Professional Pivoting

Room 24ABC

The pandemic has given us more time than ever to create content. However, being stuck at home day after day has also made it harder to stay motivated. Whether you are producing a podcast, creating cosplay, or maintaining a blog, coming up with content is hard. Now that life is reopening, we face challenges like changing jobs, trying to professional pivot, or starting something new. This panel of geek professionals discuss the ups, downs, pitfalls, and opportunities of creating and pivoting in a brave new world. Hosted by Tony B Kim (CEO, Hero Within), panelists include Ivy Doom Kitty (pro cosplayer), Chris Gore (producer), and others.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 4:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 5:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Romance in Sci-fi Fantasy and Horror

Room 8

Award-winning bestselling writers and actors discuss romance in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Topics include attraction, compatibility, offspring, love, society, close quarters, customs, rituals, religions, marriage, and more. Featuring Rebekah Ganiere (Fairelle series, Dead Awakenings; USA Today bestselling author), James Ganiere (Emmy-nominated director/producer, Crypted franchise), Angel Payne (Blood of Zeus series, Bolt series; USA Today bestselling author), and Gigi Edgley (actress, Farscape).

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 4:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 5:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


The VFX Creating Fan-Favorite Thrillers

Room 5AB

Chris LeDoux (VFX producer for Fear Street), Mark LeDoux (VFX supervisor of Army of the Dead), Joshua LaCross (VFX supervisor for The Forever Purge), Leslie Chung (VFX supervisor of The Night House), and Wes Dorough (VFX producer of Stranger Things) offer an inside look at how the twists of visual effects in thriller, fantasy, and horror stories leave audiences with an experience they won’t forget. Q&A moderated by George Edelman (editor-in-chief, No Film School).

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 4:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 5:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


ComiXology Originals + Dark Horse Books = Awesome

Room 23ABC

It’s a match made in heaven as comiXology Originals debuts digital-first content with Dark Horse Comics bringing the content out to bookstores across the globe. Get an inside peek at how this relationship works with ComiXology Originals’ head of content Chip Mosher and, joining remotely, Dark Horse editor Daniel Chabon in conversation.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 5:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 6:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Mobile Filmmaking: How to Make a Movie Using a Smartphone

Room 2

You have heard of smartphone cameras being used to shoot movies, but you may still not be convinced that you can make a movie yourself using a smartphone. San Diego Mobile Filmmakers will share the ins and outs of what you need to get started as a mobile filmmaker. Do you need an app? Can you use microphones? How do you stabilize your videos for a smoother more professional look? Do you need a million dollars? Panelists will answer your questions and present some cool filmmaking tools and accessories. Learn to edit on the phone (or computer) and share your films with the world. With Moderator Machelle Noel (GeekRockTV).

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 5:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 6:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Scott Shaw’s Oddball Comics Really-Truly-Live: The “Wear Your Mask” Edition

Room 7AB

This presentation’s timely theme will be “masked” comic book characters! You’ll be exposed to an all-new assortment of funny, creepy, goofy, sexy, weird, silly, and bizarre oddball mainstream comics covers featuring masked heroes, villains, monsters, and more in situations that will make you think, “How the !?!#%&!?! did this ever get published?”

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 5:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 6:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Simpsons Collector Group

Room 29AB

Simpsons collectors of the world, unite! Get a chance to meet and mingle with fellow collectors of Simpsons merchandise from all over. This gathering, hosted by members of the SimpsonsCollectors.com website, is a great chance to network with other collectors and share your experiences in the hobby with others.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 5:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 6:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Small Print Comics 101

Room 9

TBA

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 5:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 6:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Spotlight on Brent Spiner

Room 6DE

Actor, comedian, and singer Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation) discusses his new book, Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir: Inspired by True Events with Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore owner Matthew Berger. Join Brent and Matt for a one-on-one interview and Q&A session about the novel and that double-edged sword that we call fandom.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 5:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 6:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Couples Who Cosplay

Room 26AB

Learn what it is like to cosplay with your soulmate as Lucy and Miguel Capucino, Wendy and Trevor Newton, and Lisa Lower and Shawn Richter discuss their many adventures cosplaying as couples at conventions and events as well as their charity work in the community. Moderated by Leana Ahmed.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 5:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 6:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Cultural Appreciation Is Not Cultural Appropriation

Room 8

Mitch Hyman (Bubba the Redneck Werewolf, Vinnie and Mook: Hitmen for Horror), and Adalisa Zarate (Building Blocks, Traveling Seers) talk about the difference between loving other cultures and letting that love show on your work and just taking whatever you think you understand in order to make money off other cultures. Moderated by Sebastian Finck (NerDos).

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 5:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 6:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Drawn Together Reunion

Room 5AB

TBA

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 5:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

End time: Nov 26, 2021 6:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


GeekED: The Return of the Campus

Room 25ABC

For 10 years, GeekED has asked big questions about the relationship between geek culture and education, and this year is no exception. As campuses and Comic-Con both open their doors once again this fall, Alfred Day (UC Berkeley), Adrian Perdue (DigiPen Institute of Technology), and Brian MacDonald (UCLA) share their observations about the campus community, learning, and geek culture and the implications for reopening college campuses after such prolonged closures. The panelists explore the ways in which specific populations of geeky students are finding community and inspiration despite the challenges and uncertainty andprovide advice for students currently enrolled in college, as well as high school students and parents looking ahead to the future.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 5:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 6:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Making a Living Being Creative

Room 24ABC

Storyboard artist Jess Cuffe (Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble) and illustrator Lee Kohse (Star Wars, Kindergoth, Transformers) discuss the business of being creative and the various ways you can earn a living while having wacky fun: how to break into the industry, promote yourself, networking, and a Q&A for anything they may have missed! Moderated by Johnny Kolasinski (Roddenberry Productions, Hey Everybody: A Bad Medicine Podcast).

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 5:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 6:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Steampunk Variants across the Pop Culture Divide

Room 32AB

What better way to show your devotion to a particular genre than to see your favorite fandoms mashed together. Come enjoy a lively discussion and slideshow of the best mashups of Steampunk and all the popular fandoms, including Marvel, Star Wars, Disney, DC, Universal Monsters, Dark Horse, Vertigo, and more! Presented by Faeren Adams, Oakley Boren, Mari Lewis, and Colleen Rodriguez; hosted by Anastasia Hunter (chair, Gaslight Steampunk Expo).

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 5:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 6:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Babylon 5: Past, Present, and Future

Room 7AB

Jan Schroeder (B5 Books, JMSnews.com), Troy Rutter (B5 Books, Babylon Project Podcast), and Jason Davis (Babylon 5 Preservation Project, Harlan Ellison Preservation Project) discuss the history of Babylon 5 (The One that Was), the current state of Babylon 5 (The One that Is) and the future of Babylon 5—the reboot pilot that’s in development now (The One that Will Be).

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 6:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 7:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Future Indies You Must See

Room 29AB

Prepare for an exclusive preview of independent genre films coming in 2022 and beyond with host Chris Gore (Film Threat), Bobby Schwartz (Dual Animal Studios), Alan Ng (Film Threat), Dante James (Movie Twitter), Walter Areas (Attack of the Doc) and special guest filmmakers. Through trailer premieres and exclusive clips, get a glimpse of movies that can only be seen in a limited release, including the best indie sci-fi, fantasy, and horror.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 6:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 7:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Masquerade 101

Room 23ABC

For convention costumers/cosplayers, experienced or novice, and for those who simply watch costume shows and want to learn more, this overview of convention cosplay competitions will discuss their history, differences among conventions, judging, and how to make an impact. Panelists will also offer tips on research, fabrication methods, music, reference materials for crafting and judging, solo costumes, group costuming, and stage presentation ideas for taking original and re-created designs from concept to stage-ready. Panelists include top award winners from past Comic-Cons and other fan conventions Rebecca Roberts Ryan, Allan Lavigne, and Caitlin Shindler, each with over 20 years’ convention experience, plus moderator Martin Jaquish (Comic-Con/WonderCon Masquerade coordinator since 1992).

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 6:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 7:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Spotlight on Mimi Pond

Room 9

Cartoonist Mimi Pond (The Customer Is Always Wrong) and Woodrow White (Nickelodeon Animation) discuss drawing from the unique perspective of mother and son and an all-artist family.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 6:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 7:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Studio Ghibli Spirited Away 20th Anniversary Screening

Room 6DE

Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away has captured the hearts of viewers all over the world. Join Hot Topic for Studio Ghibli trivia, prizes, a first look at the new holiday collection, and a special 20th-anniversary screening of the beloved film.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 6:15 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 8:45 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Lumpia with a Vengeance exclusive screening

Room 26AB

A double serving of Lumpia, from movie to comic book. Patricio Ginelsa (writer/director), Lawrence Iriarte (producer), April Absynth (Blindspotting), Earl Baylon (Tomb Raider), Francis Custodio (Lumpia), Gerald Pilare (illustrator), Varinder Singh (executive producer), Justin Quizon (associate producer), and Patrick Ballesteros (concept artist) discuss the seven-year journey crowdfunding the award-winning indie feature (starring UFC fighter Mark Muñoz, Katrina Dimaranan, and Danny Trejo) and companion indie comic book series. Moderated by Winston Emano, followed by screening and Q&A.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 6:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 9:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Crazy Talk: Coping with COVID

Room 8

The physical and mental-health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt for years. How will our experience with COVID-19 affect the representation of physical and mental health in comics? Are there ways that comics and other media perpetuate trauma and how can they help make things better? How should fans deal with re-engagement anxiety as they contemplate returning to comic book shops and conventions? Join forensic psychiatrists Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., and Praveen Kambam, M.D., (Broadcast Thought) and a panel of esteemed comics professionals as they discuss comics and COVID in our annual panel on cutting-edge issues in mental health. Moderated by attorney Jeff Trexler (CBLDF).

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 6:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 7:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Robotech: The New Beginning

Room 5AB

The Harmony Gold team talks about exciting new Robotech merchandise and licenses, and their new partnership with Funimation.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 6:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 7:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


The Power of Color: Race Swapping

Room 24ABC

To switch or not to switch, that is the question. Do we take historically White characters and turn them into characters of color (Johnny Storm, Mary Jane Watson, and Catwoman)? Alternatively, do we put our creative energies into existing characters such as Black Panther, Falcon, and Shang-Chi? There is also a trend of changing ethnicity as it pertains to other races, such as with The Ancient One, the Asgardians (Norse Gods), and recently the Watcher. Panelists B Dave Walters (actor, writer), Ralph Miley (New Creation Comics), Luis Serrano (Rooted Chronicles), and Jessica Tseang (historian) discuss the current diversity trends in comics.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 6:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 7:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


The Science of Fast & Furious

Room 25ABC

Flying cars aren’t just science fiction—the Fast & Furious franchise has been defying physics for 20 years. Join the Fleet Science Center and panelists for a discussion of the balance between what is possible and what looks cool. Featuring stunt coordinator Ryan Sturz (Furious 7, Captain Marvel), physicist Lisa M. Will, Ph.D. (resident astronomer, Fleet Science Center) and physiologist Kevin Jagnandan, Ph.D. (biology professor, San Diego City College), who will speculate about what would allow cars and drivers to survive such stunts. While we know it’s fun to watch cars leap between buildings, onto a boat, over a tank, or even into space, Kayvon Bakhshandeh (mechanical engineering student, CSU Long Beach) reports on what that would take in real life.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 6:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 7:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Turn Your Fandom into Cash

Room 32AB

Have you ever had an idea for a great T-shirt, a toy, or even a game, with no idea how to bring it to life? Do you have all sorts of artistic ability and not one drop of business acumen? Learn from people who turned their geeky dreams into reality and made money in the process, so you too can turn your fandom into cash.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 6:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 7:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Dispatches from Middle-earth: LOTR–The Next 20 Years

Room 7AB

The internet’s longest-running Tolkien Community, TheOneRing.net staffers Kristi Fojtik (founder of Tolkien Forever), Justin Sewell (producer, TORn Tuesday), Nancy Steinman (artist and writer), and Alan Sisto (co-host of the Prancing Pony Podcast) discuss celebrating Lord of the Rings: past, present, and future. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Peter Jackson’s films, while this year sees the final Middle-earth book from the hand of JRR Tolkien. In the coming years, there will be an animated film featuring the early years of the Rohirrim, but it is the Amazon TV series that will take up the bulk of the discussion, with exclusive set photos, castings, rumors, and lore perspectives. Moderated by Cathy Udovch (TORn special events coordinator).

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 7:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 8:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Empowering Filmmakers & Content Creators

Room 29AB

Dawn Higginbotham (Morning Person Pictures, Carl Laemmle Studios, Lucasfilm/THX), Kumari Bakhru (Disney, Dolby, Lucasfilm/THX), Susan Spohr (ChinaPainter1, Technicolor, Lucasfilm/THX), and Julian Moses (MidniteMove Productions, Fox) chat about everything from developing content to prepping your production to post workflow and deliverables across multiple platforms. Moderated by Renee O’Connor (Xena: Warrior Princess).

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 7:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 8:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Family Feud: Librarians vs. Fans

Room 9

It’s the audience vs. librarians from San Diego Public Library in this special version of Family Feud. Con-goers test their wits on literature, comics, and pop culture against SDPL’s finest! Free swag for audience members! Every participant gets a prize! A grand prize (and ultimate bragging rights) is on the line! Featuring librarians Azalea Ebbay, Christina Wainwright, Dr. Lydia Bringerud, Melissa Giffen, and Vanessa Gempis, with Bijan Nowroozian as host.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 7:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 8:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Swipe Right for Superheroes!

Room 23ABC

The puppet and human cast of Perception Studio hold a comedy and debate-style panel judging the dateability of some of your favorite characters in pop culture. On-stage will be Chunk (Art Vega), Cucumber (Danny Montooth), Brian (Andrew Lockerbie), Alix Catherine (moderator), and JPG (pop culture advocate & RPG performer), with Jovenshire (Stuff of Legends showrunner, actor, and content creator) as a special guest.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 7:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 8:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Replay Friday

Room 24ABC

Did you miss Comic-Con in 2020 and 2021? So did we! Join programming coordinator for Comic-Con International Tommy Goldbach in this 1.5-hour block in which Comic-Con will rebroadcast some of 2019’s popular panels from Hall H and Ballroom 20. Best of all, those in attendance will get to vote in a show of applause on what they want to see. It’s democracy at its finest and it’s a first (or second?) chance to see these panels. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 7:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 9:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Ghostbusters: Law for the Afterlife

Room 25ABC

Who are you gonna call? That’s right, lawyers! Is it false imprisonment to capture a ghost? What environmental protection laws are violated by operating the Containment Unit within a city? Do you have to register a proton pack with the Department of Energy? Featuring U.S. Magistrate Judge Stacie Beckerman (U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon), Christine Peek (McManis Faulkner), Bethany Bengfort (Durie Tangri), and Kathy Steinman (Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Diego). Moderated by Joshua Gilliland (Greenan, Peffer, Sallander, & Lally LLP). Brought to you by The Legal Geeks.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 7:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 8:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Gorilla Tales with Don McLeod

Room 32AB

If you have ever wondered about the gorillas that you see in film, commercials, and on television, wonder no more. Meet the men inside the gorilla suits: Don McLeod and Adam Meir, professional mimes, actors, and living statues. McLeod (gorilla creator and author of Gorilla Tales) will explain what it takes to create the gorilla character. Moderated by Sandra Scheller, a professional mime and former student of McLeod’s.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 7:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 8:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Klingon Lifestyles Special Edition

Room 5AB

An error made in a past timeline traps the crew of the IKV Stranglehold, forcing them to confront different fractures of time. Are they up to the challenge of trying to return to a normal universe in this combination of a fandom play/video for the 28.5 installments of Klingon Lifestyles?

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 7:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 8:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour

Room 8

Rod Serling’s classic 1970s horror series Night Gallery, which spawned the directing careers of Steven Spielberg and Leonard Nimoy and many stars of TV and film, celebrates 50 years. Join the artist who created the original Night Gallery paintings, Tom Wright (director, NCIS, Supernatural), along with Jim Benson (co-author, Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour) Taylor White (publisher and proprietor of Creature Features), and surprise guests for a retrospective of the art, horror, and creative legacy of a show that has inspired so many genre creators of today. Benson and White will be previewing an updated edition of the Night Gallery book, Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour: A 50th Anniversary Retrospective.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 7:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 8:30 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


On the Mic Podcast Live from Comic-Con Special Edition

Room 23ABC

Hosted by Tim Drake (Funny or Die, Robot Butt), award-winning filmmaker, writer, author, and Second City alumnus, hosts this popular entertainment and comedy podcast. Tim’s jokes/tweets have been featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and Larry King Now. Tim will be joined by Lucas Film writer and director Alex Watson (Star Wars: Journey of a Fan Film, Bundy Manor), actor Siddiq Maginn (Bundy Manor), as well as a special celebrity guest.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 8:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 9:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Over30Cosplay: Costuming and Cosplay Advice for the Mature Cosplayer

Room 9

Panelists cover topics celebrating the history of comic and cosplay culture, couples cosplay ideas, and combating negative, age-related stereotypes. Plus, tips on costume choice, dating and family, social media/marketing age awareness, and how to combat bullying in the community. Featuring John D. Callison (award-winning cosplayer; CEO and founder of Over30Cosplay), Adam Savage (sfxdesigner and fabricator, actor, former co-host of MythBusters), Bernie Bergman (president and CEO, XLE Experience Level Entertainment), Chad Edward Lee Evett (president and chief designer, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios), Shelly Grace-Bowers (ScarlettCosplay, award-winning cosplayer and costume designer), Sherman Blakeley (GreenMileCosplay, stunt double, actor), Jen Greeley (award-winning cosplayer, senior reporter at Over30Cosplay), and Tracy Davis (Steampunk Starwars and Blade award-winning cosplayer).

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 8:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 9:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Star Wars Trivia Game Panel

Room 7AB

Those of you who know and love the galaxy far, far away will have the opportunity to not only win valuable prizes but also help the San Diego Star Wars Society in celebrating their 20th year at Comic-Con. Things will start off with a game round for kids ages 5–11, in which every child will win a prize. Following will be multiple adult game rounds for ages 12 and up. Trivia panel hosts are Brendan Prout, Linda Crispien, Leia Hornedo, Felicia Nykaza, Lance Mah, and Miguel Navarro.

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 8:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 9:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


The Story of Sinphony: A Clubhouse Horror Anthology

Room 29AB

Sinphony began one fateful night in a Clubhouse room at 5 am when executive producer Sebastien Bazile (By Dawn, Still) was hanging out with ten filmmakers and decided they would make a horror anthology. The first script was turned in four hours later, and less than a month after that the shorts were being shot by a diverse set of filmmakers around the world. Within seven months, the film has been completed and officially backed by The Clubhouse App as the first feature film to have been conceived and collaborated on through Clubhouse, which has proven to be a major disruptor to the traditional Hollywood system. Sinphony filmmakers Haley Bishop (host, Ghosts), Mark A. Prichard (Ground Rules), Jason Ragosta (ZTV: Sympathy for the Devil, Boy in the Dark), Michael Galvan (executive producer), Kimberley Elizabeth (Nightmare on Film Street, Second Act Library), Nichole Carlson, Jason Wilkinson (Killing Time, She. Picked. Me), and Steven Keller (Beckman, Making It . . . In Ohio) share the tale on a panel moderated by Jed Shepherd (host, Dashcam).

Start time: Nov 26, 2021 8:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
End time: Nov 26, 2021 9:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)


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Important Notes About Attending Programs
and Events at Comic-Con Special Edition

Comic-Con Special Edition features a comprehensive and diverse schedule of programming events. It spans all three days and includes 13 separate rooms in the Convention Center, ranging from 256 seats to 1,000 seats to the larger 4,250-seat Ballroom 20 for the Masquerade on Saturday night.

The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Hotel has opened their meeting space to us. The facility is located on the Harbor Drive side of the hotel, adjacent to the Convention Center on the Hall A side. Events are in Pacific Ballroom 14–16, 17–19, 21–22, and 23–26. The Marriott Marquis serves as the headquarters hotel for games and the Hospitality Suite.

As attendance at Comic-Con events has grown, so has the number of people attending the programs. To make everyone’s programming experience as safe and pleasant as possible, please follow these guidelines. While they apply to all events and rooms at Comic-Con Special Edition, including anime, film screenings, and games, they are particularly important in the larger programming rooms. These procedures are for safety purposes and to help ease line and crowd control issues. They include:

  • Some of the larger rooms have specific areas for lining up. When you’re in a room, please watch the presentations on the screens that occur between events for directions for leaving once a program is over. Also, look for signage that will help you locate the correct line for each programming room.
  • Comic-Con Special Edition has a break between programs in Room 6DE. This break is to help get attendees in and out in a timely manner. The room will not be cleared during these breaks. (The programs in the other rooms—2, 5AB, 7AB, 8, 9, 23ABC, 24ABC, 25ABC, 26AB, 29AB, and 32AB—will still run back-to-back without breaks.)
  • In addition to following current health-care and governmental guidelines, everyone attending Comic-Con Special Edition will be required to wear an approved face covering regardless of vaccination status at all times, even while sitting. Face coverings should completely cover the nose and mouth, fit snugly against the sides of the face, and not have any gaps.

Please keep in mind . . .

  • Seating in all event rooms at Comic-Con Special Edition is on a first-come, first-served basis. Because of the number of attendees, simply having a badge does not guarantee a seat in programs and events or an autograph from a specific celebrity. If there is a specific program or presentation you would like to see, it’s always a good idea to plan accordingly and arrive early.
  • Seating is limited in each room, from the smallest (256 seats) to the largest (1,000). To help everyone, please:
    • Do not put your bags, food, or other items on the seat next to you.
    • Please do not save seats.
    • Don’t leave gaps in seating. Please fill in all seats.
    • If you are standing in a room, you may be asked to move or to find a seat. This request is for safety reasons and is under the jurisdiction of the Fire Marshal. Standing in any programming room at any time is not recommended.
    • There is no reserved seating for press. Press badges do not guarantee entry to any event.
  • Rooms will not be cleared between programs. You are permitted to stay in the same room for multiple programs (with certain exceptions; if a room is to be cleared, it will be announced).
  • Full rooms: Rooms filled to capacity will be closed, and no additional attendees will be admitted. This policy is under the jurisdiction of the Fire Marshal.
  • Recording of any of the video footage or images projected onto the screens in any of the rooms is strictly prohibited. Panel presenters go to great lengths and expense to bring these special presentations for Comic-Con Special Edition. In many cases, they are exclusive, specifically for you, the Comic-Con Special Edition attendees. Recording of any of these presentations, by any means, including cameras and camera phones, is a violation of copyright law. Please don’t ruin it for everyone! Comic-Con has an exemplary record in this regard, and that’s why you’ll continue to see exclusive material only at our events, but only you can make sure that continues.
  • Photography: Each program has its own set of rules, and sometimes photography is allowed. When taking pictures, please keep these guidelines in mind:
    • Keep flash photography to a minimum.
    • Take photographs from your seat.
    • Selfie sticks, GoPro poles, or any device that extends your camera or phone away from your hand are not allowed.
    • Follow the rules of each particular panel. Some events will not allow photography of any kind. An announcement will be made if that is the case.
  • Q&A: When asking questions of the people on stage, please be courteous. Because of time constraints, sometimes not everyone who gets in line will be able to ask a question. In the bigger room, 6DE, your question will be screened before you can ask it.
  • Cell phones: Just like in a movie theater, please silence all cell phones when you enter any programming room. If you must take a call, please leave the room to do so, but be advised that if the room is full and closed, you may not get back in. At all times, please be courteous to your neighbors.
  • Trash: Please take your trash with you. Remember that other people will also be attending events in the room following you. Do not leave trash on the chairs or in the area around your seat.
  • Cancellations: In rare instances, a panel will have to be cancelled because of a situation out of Comic-Con’s control. Keep in mind that all programs, events, and listed appearances are subject to change.

WonderCon, Comic-Con International, SAM, and Comic-Con Special Edition have the best attendees in the world and everyone in the pop culture industries knows this. That’s why Comic-Con events have the most incredible guests and programs of any convention. We know you’re here because you love this stuff as much as we do. We are all fans. Please keep the above guidelines in mind at all times, and everyone will have a safe, courteous, and fun time at the show!


Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC)

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