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Friday, March 16
 

12:30pm PDT

Insight into Indy Publishing
The Antidote Trust, America's #1 indy collective, returns with more insights on everything related to independent comics. Professional screenplay writers of Leverage, Ben 10, and other programs, published novelists (Book Strand), an online comics award nominee, and a winner of the inaugural Glyph award for Indy comics are among the half-dozen panelists who share their input and experiences on everything needed to create, produce, market, and distribute comics in multiple media. You're invited to share your insights, too!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3871

Friday March 16, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 208

1:30pm PDT

Pitching Diversity
You made it through the iron gates to pitch your project. When do you bring up the diversity of your characters? Forcefully at the outset, scribbled on a well-hidden Post-It note, or in a closing utterance as you flee out the door? How do diverse actors pitch themselves for all roles? Widelantern.com delves into this topic as its writer Ken Choy moderates a roundtable discussion with Brandon Easton (Shadowlaw, Thundercats), Randall Park (Supah Ninjas), Teresa Huang (Knight Rider remake), Charles Howard (Producers Guild of America Diversity Committee), Adam Wolman (Widelantern co-founder; creative consultant), and Frank Gonzalez (director, talent development and diversity, Disney/ABC Television Group).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3878


Friday March 16, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 208

2:30pm PDT

Shonen Jump Fan Meet-Up
Listen to a thrilling pitch about the benefits of being an SJ Alpha member! Grill the Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha editors in a live Q&A session! Then hang out with them and a room full of Shonen Jump fans! Win prizes at the trivia contest! Join the live fan art jams! Celebrate all things SJ-related! Meet Urian Brown, lead hype-man of #TEAMJUMP, specializing in video games, anime, and wacky antics, and Misaki Kido, female leader of #TEAMJUMP, and challenge her manga knowledge or ask for advice about your own manga...if you dare!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3885


Friday March 16, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 208

3:30pm PDT

Making Animation History with The Last Unicorn
The classic 1982 animated fantasy is literally being pulled apart and remade on a frame-by-frame basis, using groundbreaking techniques and technologies to upgrade the look and feel of the film. This new enhanced/extended version will premiere theatrically in both 2D and 3D in 2014. Learn what's being done from creators Peter S. Beagle (novelist and screenwriter), Connor Cochran (director), and Terri Kempton and Suren M. Seron (co-producers).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3892


Friday March 16, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 208

4:30pm PDT

Triumph of the Small Screen
Angry Birds and Pocket God are just two entertainment brands that were born as smartphone apps before jumping to the worlds of comic books, animation, movies, plush toys, and more. Chris Ulm (former editor-in-chief, Malibu Comics), Farzad Varahramyan (designer, Aliens vs. Predator, Jumanji, Escape From Witch Mountain, The Thing), Emmanuel Valdez (game director, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing, Darkwatch, Bourne Conspiracy), and Paul O'Connor (game designer, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, author of the Longbox Graveyard comic book blog) will discuss the promise and special challenges of this exploding new art form.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3900


Friday March 16, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Room 208

5:30pm PDT

The Future of Tabletop Gaming
Tabletop games such as Dungeons and Dragons have been declining in popularity since the 1990s and are in danger of being replaced by both console games and MMORPGs. Will tabletop gaming survive the 21st century, will it be completely replaced by computer games. or will it survive as a new interactive role-playing experience? A panel of game designers discuss the future of role-playing games.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3908

Friday March 16, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 208

6:30pm PDT

The Science of Battlestar Galactica
Look past FTL travel and artificial gravity, and the science in Battlestar Galactica was very robust for television. Join Dr. Kevin Grazier (Battlestar Galactica), co-author of The Science of Battlestar Galactica, along with a guest star for this presentation, chapter reading, and Q&A session.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3916


Friday March 16, 2012 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Room 208
 
Saturday, March 17
 

10:30am PDT

How to Build Your Own R2
Do you want to know what it takes to build your own Star Wars droid? Southern California R2 builders Chris Romine, Michael McMaster, and William Miyamoto; builder Godfather Mike Senna; and builder/moderator Victor Franco discuss how their robots were built and how they work. Topics include materials, blueprints, building techniques, tools, and the electronics used to bring R2 to life.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3922


Saturday March 17, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Room 208

11:30am PDT

Digital Comics Price Fight
Everyone is talking about what the "right" price is for digital comics. Should it be full price for same day as print? Or should every comic be 99 cents à la iTunes? The conversation online has been heated, and today it jumps into the physical realm! Legendary comics writer Mark Waid and comiXology's David Steinberger (the CEO and co-founder of the leading digital comics retailer and platform) present a lively discussion on the price of digital comics. "Refereeing" this panel will be publisher and writer of Our Love Is Real and Sacrifice, Sam Humphries, who was the driving force behind MySpace Comics.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3929


Saturday March 17, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 208

12:30pm PDT

Where Do Ideas Come From?
For artists and writers who face the fear of the blank page, veteran writer/editor Barbara Randall Kesel (New Teen Titans, Meridian, Hawk & Dove) brings proven tips, tricks, and strategies for vanquishing those dead brain and deadline demons!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3937


Saturday March 17, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 208

1:30pm PDT

How to Get News Coverage
Small press publishers, what makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, and interviews and an item that doesn't? A lot of publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it, and why they are being overlooked for coverage. Comics journalist Rik Offenberger (First Comics News, Archie Comics) moderates this panel on just what it takes to get coverage, with the comics journalist themselves telling you what they are looking for in your submission. Panelists include Alan Kistler (Comic Mix, Newsarama), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat), Kiel Phegley (Comic Book Resources), and Josh Waldrop (M1W Entertainment). Find out what it takes to self-promote and make a significant impact on your ability to sell your comics project.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3944


Saturday March 17, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 208

2:30pm PDT

Video Game Characters Reborn! Namco Bandai Games' ShiftyLook
Namco Bandai Games is re-imagining gaming classics like Xevious, Sky Kid, and Bravoman through new multimedia project ShiftyLook. Join producer, editor-in-chief, and head of ShiftyLook Rob Pereyda as he introduces some of the talent behind the project's webcomics, including appearances by Sky Kid writer Jim Zub (Skullkickers); Alien Confidential: Black & White writer Sharon Scott (More Than Mortal) and artist Andrew Pepoy (Monica Moon); Bravoman writer Matt Moylan (LilFormers) and artist Dax Gordine (Mega Man Tribute); and Xevious writer Mike Costa (Transformers) and artist Mike Norton (Runaways). A live demo of the upcoming Rocket Fox game, an introduction of the talent behind the upcoming Rocket Fox webcomic, ShiftyLook service updates, and even free swag await!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3951


Saturday March 17, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 208

3:30pm PDT

Fallout: New Vegas DLCs: Games as a Graphic Novel
After Bethesda and Obsidian released Fallout: New Vegas, there came an opportunity to continue the story in the Mojave Wasteland through four narrative downloadable content packs (DLCs). What were the challenges and the rewards? Obsidian's creative director Chris Avellone discusses the design methodology and narrative constraints for the DLCs that followed the hit video game.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3959

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 208

4:30pm PDT

Animation Writing for Television
For over 20 years, television has been filled with an amazing variety of shows based on comics, films, and original properties. Writer/story editor/UCLA faculty member Robert N. Skir (X-Men, Gargoyles) leads a discussion with Steven Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Transformers Prime), Andrew Robinson (Young Justice, Generator Rex), Mitch Watson (Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated, Freakazoid!), David McDermott (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Transformers Prime), and Kurt Weldon (Kim Possible, The Penguins of Madagascar) as they relate tales -- exhilarating, hilarious, and often horrifying -- of writing for these groundbreaking shows.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3967


Saturday March 17, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Room 208

5:30pm PDT

Science in Science Fiction
Kyle Kurpinski  and Terry Johnson (How to Defeat Your Own Clone: And Other Tips for Surviving the Biotech Revolution) discuss the scientific breakthroughs that inspire science fiction and the ways that science is depicted in popular media, books, movies, and more. After a brief presentation, these bioengineers will be available to answer your questions in a Q&A session.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3974


Saturday March 17, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 208

6:30pm PDT

[CANCELLED] Devil in the Details: Writing and Producing for TV
CANCELLED: Mon, Mar 12, 02:19PM
We regret to announce that this program has been cancelled.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3981


Saturday March 17, 2012 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Room 208
 
Sunday, March 18
 

11:30am PDT

Spotlight on Carol Lay
Weird enough to have stories in Weirdo and straight enough to illustrate for The Wall Street Journal, WonderCon special guest Carol Lay has been contributing stories, strips, and drawings to a variety of media outlets for over three decades. Cartoonist Lay will discuss "Story Minutes," The Big Skinny, and her current work for Bongo Comics (The Simpsons).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3990

Sunday March 18, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 208

12:30pm PDT

Indie Comics Marketing and PR 101
Need tips on how to market your comic? Have questions about doing PR? This is the panel for you! Some of the best and brightest in comics today present a roundtable discussion, revealing all the secrets of doing marketing and PR for your comics. comiXology marketing and PR maven Chip Mosher is joined by Dark Horse's director of PR Jeremy Atkins; creators Sam Humphries (writer, Our Love Is Real, CBGB, Fraggle Rock) and Ben McCool (writer, Choker, Superman, Memoir, JLU); and Marvel's senior VP of sales David Gabriel.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3997


Sunday March 18, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 208

1:30pm PDT

How to Write Action for Kids' TV
Writing action for kids presents unique and exciting challenges. Dani Michaeli (The Aquabats Super Show!) moderates as the secrets and mysteries are explored by veteran writers Nicole Dubuc (Transformers: Prime), James Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series), Joelle Sellner (Teen Titans), Eugene Son (Iron Man: Armored Adventures), and Matt Wayne (Ben 10).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4004


Sunday March 18, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 208

2:30pm PDT

Roddenberry Presents
Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry (CEO, Roddenberry Productions), Trevor Roth (head of development, Days Missing) and Tory Mell (producer/writer, White Room: 02B3) are taking the name that created Star Trek and bringing it to levels not seen since the original days of the genre-changing TV series. Join them for new exciting Roddenberry news and a sneak peek of the sci-fi short White Room: 02B3, followed by a Q&A with director Greg Aronowitz (Room: 02B2, Labou).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4011


Sunday March 18, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 208

3:30pm PDT

Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule
Learn the secrets to using part-time collaboration to achieve full-time results! No matter which industry (comics, illustration, movies, design, animation, costuming/cosplay or podcasting), breaking into today's media is a full-time job, even if you have only part-time hours to accomplish it. To meet that goal you have to find or form then work with a team of people while avoiding mortal casualties. Topher Davila (art director, GeekdomWear.com), Aleister Gilgrim (head of product for Readz/Star Labs Ltd), Sean Glumace (digital arts instructor at Golden West College), Kevin Flessing (TomatoTV.net), Mario Martinez (co-creator, TomatoTV.net), Ron Coleman (molecular geneticist and writer), Jonelle Cobb (creative director, GeekdomWear.com), Jody Patterson (main contributor, RatBoxProductions.net), and moderator Cat Smith (voice actress) talk about how they successfully juggle time between their creative and business sides and discuss the process, pitfalls, and potential of part-time collaboration from their experiences in illustration, writing, design, animation, and other fields from a variety of levels of administration and sizes of organizations. Whether you're a hobbyist or looking to go pro, if you struggle with deadlines, need help finding collaborators, want to know how to effectively work with a team, or simply want to know how to get your foot in the door, this panel is not to be missed!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4017


Sunday March 18, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 208

4:30pm PDT

WonderCon Talkback
So how'd we do on our maiden voyage of WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center? Here's your chance to talk to the WonderCon and Comic-Con management teams about what you didn't like -- and hopefully what you really liked -- about WonderCon 2012!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4022

Sunday March 18, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 208
 
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