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San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Saturday Schedule Highlights

Saturday is usually the biggest day so let's see how 2017 stacks up. I was disappointed to read today that Kevin Smith didn't submit a Hall H panel this year but I guess nothing is forever. Get the full schedule here.

Spotlight on March Creators Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
The record-breaking success of the March trilogy by Civil Rights icon John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell has pushed the comics medium to incredible new heights. March is the first graphic novel to win the National Book Award, Coretta Scott King Book Award, or Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the first graphic novel since Maus to reach the New York Times Nonfiction Best Seller list, and the first book in history to receive four simultaneous awards from the American Library Association. Now, join the authors for an emotional look back at their stunning accomplishment-and the way it's inspiring new generations to speak up, speak out, and move their feet.
Saturday July 22, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 23ABC

Riverdale Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Following the shocking first season finale, join Archie and the gang as they dive into the secrets that continue to loom over what once looked like a quiet, sleepy town. The circumstances surrounding Fred's shooting kick off the mystery of season 2. Based on the characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Arrow, DC's Legends of Tomorrow) in association with Warner Bros. Television, this one-hour drama is a bold, subversive take on the surreality of small-town life. See a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. Riverdale 's season 2 premiere airs Wednesday, October 11, at 9/8c on The CW, Riverdale: The Complete First Season is available now on digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 15.
Saturday July 22, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Ballroom 20

Comics Greats on Will Eisner's The Spirit
Originally a syndicated Sunday newspaper comic insert, Will Eisner's The Spirit is still acclaimed for its great artwork, imaginative splash pages, unforgettable characters, and attention-grabbing storytelling. Hear Danny Fingeroth (Spider-Man group editor, comics historian), Denis Kitchen (publisher, writer, comix cartoonist), Sergio Aragonés (cartoonist, MAD magazine, Groo), Jeff Smith (cartoonist, Bone, RASL), Joe Staton (cartoonist, Dick Tracy) and, on videotape, Jules Feiffer (Pulitzer Prize and Oscar-winning cartoonist and screenwriter) talk about the impact of The Spirit on their own careers. Hear about their favorite Spirit adventures and learn why Will Eisner's original Spirit stories are still in print today with new comics appearing monthly.
Saturday July 22, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 4

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom
Put on your best costume and celebrate Halloween with a stop-motion special featuring SpongeBob, Patrick, and all of your favorite Bikini Bottom characters! Vincent Waller (supervising producer), Marc Ceccarelli (supervising producer), and Mr. Lawrence (story editor, voice of Plankton) will be joined by Chris Finnegan, Seamus Walsh, and Mark Caballero (Screen Novelties) to share behind-the-scenes footage from this exciting stop-motion production. Following a Comic-Con exclusive sneak peek of the episode, a fan-picked classic Halloween episode will be table-read live with Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), and Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy), plus a special appearance by one of Bikini Bottom's spookiest citizens . . . .
Saturday July 22, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6A

IDW's TMNT: Summer of the Turtles
TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman is joined by writers Tom Waltz, Erik Burnham, Aubrey Sitterson, Ulises Fariñas, and Erick Freitas and special guest Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai to discuss the events of IDW's biggest summer of TMNT publishing ever! Moderated by editor Bobby Curnow.
Saturday July 22, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 24ABC

Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation
A sneak peek at some of the studio's upcoming highly anticipated releases.
Saturday July 22, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hall H

Quick Draw
It's the fastest, funniest panel in the whole convention! Once again, your Quick Draw Quizmaster Mark Evanier pits three super-speedy cartoonists against one another with dueling Sharpies as they create great cartoon art right before your very eyes. Competing this year are (as usual) Sergio Aragonés (MAD magazine, Groo the Wanderer) and Scott Shaw! (The Simpsons), joined this year by Maria Scrivan (Half Full) plus a couple of highly surprising surprises!
Saturday July 22, 2017 11:45am - 1:00pm
Room 6BCF

The Simpsons
Entering its gravity-defying 29th season, The Simpsons celebrates with huge secrets, surprises, and clips from the upcoming year. Join creator Matt Groening, executive producers Al Jean and Matt Selman, supervising director Mike B. Anderson, and director of The Simpsons Movie David Silverman. Moderated by Mike Schneider.
Saturday July 22, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Ballroom 20

Cartoon Voices I
Each year, moderator Mark Evanier gathers a bevy of the most talented cartoon voice actors working today and invites them to explain and demonstrate their artistry. This year's lineup includes Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo!, DC Super Hero Girls), Richard Horvitz (Invader ZIM, The Angry Beavers), Jeff Bergman (Bugs Bunny, Fred Flintstone), Mick Wingert (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes), Kaitlyn Robrock (Mr. Pickles, Golan the Insatiable), Josh Robert Thompson (Family Guy, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson), and maybe a few other members of the vocal majority.
Saturday July 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 6BCF

Entertainment Weekly's Women Who Kick Ass: Icon Edition with Charlize Theron
Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road . Cipher in The Fate of the Furious . Ravenna in Snow White and the Huntsman . Meredith Vickers in Prometheus . Aeon Flux. For more than a decade, Oscar winner Charlize Theron has embodied strength, power, searing intelligence, and steely determination on screen. Now, as she prepares to beat the hell out of sinister forces in her new movie Atomic Blonde, EW sits down for no-holds-barred conversation with a woman who defies the rules-and creates her own.
Saturday July 22, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Hall H

Sid & Marty Krofft
Sid and Marty Krofft are coming to Comic-Con. Join the legendary producers and their moderator David Arquette and other surprise guests. The Kroffts are experiencing one of the greatest brand rebirths in Hollywood history. Their hit Nickelodeon show Mutt & Stuff just finished shooting 73 episodes. They're currently in production for a series that is a reboot of Sigmund and the Sea Monsters for Amazon Studios, and they recently produced another pilot for Nickelodeon, rebooting one of their biggest hits, The Bugaloos. Come hear showbiz stories and tales from the 1970s all the way through to the present day. And in an exclusive for Comic-Con, Sid and Marty will discuss their secret new projects in the pipeline for the future.
Saturday July 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 23ABC

Writing for Television, Film, and Comics with J. Michael Straczynski
After talent, the most important thing an up-and-coming writer needs is information on how to break into the writing profession as an art and a craft. Having written nearly 400 produced television episodes (with roughly half of that as producer), several hundred comics for DC, Marvel, and Image, and five big-budget movies that have grossed over a billion dollars around the world, J. Michael Straczynski (JMS) once again shares his knowledge with new writers to help them break in and improve their work. Note: This is not a lecture but rather uses a Q&A format, so come equipped with good questions.
Saturday July 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 11

Star Trek: Discovery
Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon. It was a television series that inspired developments in science and technology, broke social barriers, and transported viewers around the globe to new adventures and uncharted frontiers. This fall, Star Trek: Discovery follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms while learning that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship and new characters while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers. Join members of the cast alongside the creative minds behind the new series for a conversation and introduction to Star Trek: Discovery. The newest edition of the Star Trek franchise will premiere in the U.S. on CBS All Access this fall, following a broadcast premiere on the CBS Television Network.
Saturday July 22, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom 20

Explore/Create: Richard Garriott's Adventures from Gaming Pioneer to Space Adventurer
Richard "Lord British" Garriott authored the famed Ultima series and coined the term "avatar." In 2008, he became the first American second-generation astronaut when he flew to the ISS. Learn more from his new memoir Explore/Create.
Saturday July 22, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 24ABC

Marvel: Black Eyed Peas' Masters of the Sun
From the mind of will.i.am comes this retro futuristic b-boy zombie thriller. Fusing together the unlikeliest of genres with ease, Masters of the Sun mixes LA gang culture, b-boy-ism, and Egyptology to tell the heroic tale of a hip-hop group from East LA who must battle an ancient god that's turning black drug dealers and gangsters into zombies. Join will.i.am, Taboo, and apl.de.ap from the Black Eyed Peas to discuss the MOTS experience and the future of delivering immersive content.
Saturday July 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 6A

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return
Following a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, the new season of MST3K is now a Netflix Original Series. What was it like to bring the show back, and what's next for MST3K? Creator Joel Hodgson and cast members Felicia Day, Jonah Ray, Hampton Yount, and Rebecca Hanson take you behind the scenes.
Saturday July 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

Spotlight on Box Brown
Box Brown (Andre the Giant, Tetris) and Brandon Stroud (pro wrestling editor at UPROXX) discuss Box's highly acclaimed comics body of work. Box is an Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist, illustrator, and comic publisher from Philadelphia. His books include the New York Times bestselling Andre the Giant: Life and Legend and Tetris: The Games People Play. His next work (coming Feb. 2018) is about Andy Kaufman, titled Is This Guy for Real? Box's independent comics publishing house, Retrofit Comics, was launched in 2011.
Saturday July 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 4

Netflix's Stranger Things
UPDATED: Sat, Jul 08, 07:32PM
Join the cast and creators of the pop culture phenomenon Stranger Things for an in-depth discussion on the acclaimed series, the journey to Season 2, and be the first to experience never-before-seen footage of what's to come this October.
Saturday July 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hall H

Robert Kirkman and Todd McFarlane in Conversation
Todd McFarlane, the creator of Spawn, and Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, sit down for an intimate one-on-one chat. These two titans have forever changed the comics industry in addition to breaking new ground in everything from toys to television to film. What tips do they have for their fellow creators? How did they rise so high? They'll discuss these topics and more.
Saturday July 22, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 6DE

Marvel: Cup O'Joe
Here is your chance to ask Marvel's chief creative officer Joe Quesada about anything and everything Marvel. Got a question about your favorite hero? Want to hear the latest developments on Marvel's Legacy or our up-and-coming heroes? This panel has you covered! Also featuring executive editor Nick Lowe, director of content and character development Sana Amanat, and creators Kris Anka (Runaways), Ryan North (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), and Rainbow Rowell (Runaways)!
Saturday July 22, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 25ABC

Oddball Comics Live!
Cartoonist Scott Shaw! (Sonic the Hedgehog) has presented his uniquely hilarious slideshow of "the craziest comic books ever published" to SRO audiences at SDCC for over four decades. This presentation is for everyone who's ever enjoyed reading a comic book, with wildly funny, outrageous, and bizarre covers of the craziest comic books ever published. Even if you've seen some of these comic book covers many times before, when you behold their covers blown up to the size of the side of a barn, you'll be amazed and delighted at the unbelievable imagery that's revealed! Stan Lee says, "Wow, True Believers, I thought I'd seen it all, but Scott Shaw!'s hysterically hilarious Oddball Comics is the wildest, wackiest exposé of some of the craziest comic books I've ever seen! Or, to put it mildly, Scott's outrageous opuses are a blast!"
Saturday July 22, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 7AB


Westworld Panel and Q&A Session

HBO's Westworld concluded its critically acclaimed first season in December and is currently saddling up for season 2. The series-created, executive produced, and written by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy -is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Cast panelists include Ben Barnes as Logan, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Armistice, Ed Harris as the Man in Black, Luke Hemsworth as Stubbs, James Marsden as Teddy, Thandie Newton as Maeve, Simon Quarterman as Lee Sizemore, Rodrigo Santoro as Hector, Angela Sarafyan as Clementine, Jimmi Simpson as William, Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale, Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores, Shannon Woodward as Elsie, and Jeffrey Wright as Bernard/Arnold. The panel will be moderated by internationally renowned vocal artist/beatboxer/musician/comedian Reggie Watts.
Saturday July 22, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Hall H

Introducing Ghost Wars
Catch an exclusive first glimpse of the highly anticipated new psychological horror series coming this fall to SYFY and Netflix. Meet stars Vincent D'Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Daredevil), Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy), Avan Jogia (Tut), Kandyse McClure (Battlestar Galactica, Hemlock Grove), and Meat Loaf Aday (Fight Club) along with creator/showrunner Simon Barry (Continuum), writer/executive producer Dennis Heaton (Motive), and executive producer Chad Oakes (Fargo, Van Helsing) in a Q&A moderated by executive producer Michael Frislev (Fargo, Van Helsing).
Saturday July 22, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 6A

Marvel Studios
Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and special guests provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Saturday July 22, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Hall H

The Guild 10th Anniversary Reunion!
Help the cast of the groundbreaking web series The Guild celebrate their 10th anniversary! Felicia Day, Sandeep Parikh, Jeff Lewis, Robin Thorsen, Vince Caso, and Amy Okuda are joined by director Sean Becker to reminisce and catch up with fans. Moderated by The Guild producer Kim Evey.
Saturday July 22, 2017 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Kevin Eastman: TMNT and More
Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, has been drawing and writing Turtles since 1984, but he is also the creator of several other projects, is publisher of Heavy Metal magazine, spearheads a wildly popular fan club, and is about to kickstart Drawing Blood. Join Kevin, David Avallone, and a couple of very special guests.
Saturday July 22, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 5AB

Hulu and Seth Rogen's Future Man
Get an exclusive sneak peek at Hulu's upcoming outrageous and visually bold action comedy Future Man about a janitor by day/gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time and prevent the extinction of humanity. Director and executive producer Seth Rogen (This Is the End), creators Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir (Sausage Party), showrunner Ben Karlin (The Daily Show), and stars Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings), and Derek Wilson (Preacher) will participate in a panel moderated by Paul Scheer (The League) to discuss the series, time travel, and the global threat of oral herpes.
Saturday July 22, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 6BCF

X-Files: A Conversation Between David Duchovny and Dirk Maggs
Liquefying aliens. Hissing creatures. Humming spacecraft. This is the otherworldly soundscape of The X-Files: Cold Cases -an Audible original drama that reunites David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, and a cast of familiar voices from the iconic series. Duchovny and Cold Cases producer Dirk Maggs talk about revisiting the rich, sonic tapestry of the X-Files universe, what it means to tell more of Mulder and Scully's story, and how fans can join the duo's investigations and experience them like never before by putting on a pair of headphones. Fans may even find out what's canon and what's not.
Saturday July 22, 2017 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Room 6A

Broad City
Created by UCB alums Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, Broad City is an odd-couple comedy about two best friends navigating their twenties in New York City. They're broke, flawed, and don't shy away from the sticky situations NYC throws at them-they dive right into the muck. Last season saw Abbi and Ilana dealing with a whole new slew of everyday challenges including a trip to the DMV, new hookups, visiting Abbi's dad, and a rat in the apartment. Now it's time for these NYC broads to head to San Diego! Co-creators, writers, and stars Abbi and Ilana will give audiences a sneak peek of the new season returning this August. The Broad City girls take you inside the writers' room for a vibrant discussion of what goes on behind the scenes. Broad City returns for season 4 this August on Comedy Central. YAAAS!
Saturday July 22, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

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 outrageous forms. Featuring Rik Offenberger (FirstComicsNews.com), Francis Szyskowski (The Massacre Twins), Scott Lost (The 2nd Shift), Michael Kingston (Headlocked), Flobo Boyce (The Indelible Silverstreek), and Jonathan Bowles (Wrestle Crate). Moderated by Joshua Waldrop (Red Guerrilla Media).
Saturday July 22, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 8

Troma Entertainment
Lloyd Kaufman and special guests discuss topics including the premiere of Return to Return to Nuke 'Em High at the Cannes Film Festival and Troma's upcoming motion picture adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Tempest.
Saturday July 22, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 23ABC

Oh man. Hall H is the place to be on Saturday. Lots of other good options.

posted by brendoman | 07/08/17| 10:32:00 pm| I'm a Big Geek, Comics|


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