Loading…
Comic-Con 2020 has ended

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

1: Programs [clear filter]
Thursday, July 23
 

10:00am PDT

Body Talk
Watch When Available!

Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/oMoS6dNZ5T0

Visual storytelling mediums have an opportunity to show diverse bodies and yet it seems to still be a struggle to find true representation for many marginalized people. Now, more than ever, having difficult discussions about inclusion, representation, diversity, and the power of stories to remind us all of our humanity matter, need to happen. Join creator Jules Rivera, Christina "Steenz" Stewart, Mari Naomi, Sequoia Bostick, and Lilah Sturges for a frank, thoughtful, and funny discussion about these topics. Moderated by Mariah McCourt.

Thursday July 23, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Comic-Con@Home

10:00am PDT

Causeplay - In Service to Others
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/pvbhxachnZo

Mark Chu-Lin (event coordinator and Avengers Initiative club president), Amber Chavez (child life special programs coordinator for CHOC Children's), Luke Morand (media programs coordinator for CHOC Children's), Anthony Wills (pediatrician and Avengers Initiative member), Terrance Thompson (surgical scrub nurse and Avengers Initiative member), and Hanna Trevizo (EMT and Avengers Initiative member), will 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 and some of the organizations that receive help, and find out how to get involved in service efforts. By using skills one already has, and sharing them with others, people can help others have a better day. For information about the Avengers Initiative and CHOC Children's, please check out their websites and social media pages at https://linktr.ee/AIandCHOC.

Thursday July 23, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Comic-Con@Home

10:00am PDT

How to Get News Coverage
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/dbJpzloS0wc

Small press publishers: What makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, and interviews and what doesn't? A lot of publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it, or 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 comic journalists themselves telling you what they are looking for in your submission. Panelists include (in alphabetical order): Martin Boruta (The Hey Kids Comics Radio Show, First Comics News), Peter Breau (Second Sight Publishing), Ed Catto (Captain Action, Agendae), Holly Golightly (Broadsword Comics), Michael Kingston (Headlocked Comics), Rob Salkowitz (Forbes, ICv2), and JC Vaughn (Gemstone Publishing, The Scoop). Find out what it takes to self-promote and make a significant impact on your ability to sell your comic.

Thursday July 23, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Comic-Con@Home

10:00am PDT

Virtual Fandom: Superhero Fandom Adapts to the Pandemic
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/M-_EXb8WShw

Phil LaMarr (actor), Dan Fraga (artist), Sara Katz-Scher (@thatprincessgirl), Rene Amador (ARwall), and Gert Van (Marvel, DC, and Everything Nerdy Facebook group), moderated by Kevin Winston (Digital LA), share how they have adapted to the pandemic and engage with fans virtually to talk everything superhero, Disney, Marvel, DC, animation, and more. Speakers discuss digital tools to connect including: Zoom, YouTube, and other livestream panels; Instagram Live chats, interviews, and drawing livestreams; crowdfunding campaigns; augmented reality, Facebook groups and communities, and virtual autograph signings. Speakers also announce upcoming virtual projects and releases, in this informational and inspiring panel!

Thursday July 23, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Comic-Con@Home

10:00am PDT

X-Men Fandom Surprise Party
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/8_Rt8IY3iS0

They thought it was just going to be a pajama party where they'd reminisce about their mutant pride, instead these X-Men influencers, podcasters, and cosplayers experience the surprise of their lives with drop in visits by surprise celebrity guests from the X-Men universe. Panelists include Dylan Carter and Regina Givens (House of X), Khelan Bhatia (Homo Superior podcast), Amanda Lynne (cosplayer), Jake Wallace (X-Club), and Chris Riley (X-Reads Podcast). Moderated by Chandler Poling (White Bear PR).

Thursday July 23, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Comic-Con@Home

11:00am PDT

Batgirls!
Watch When Available!

Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/YI5efMvwXBE

Odds are, when most people hear the name "Batgirl," the first character to come to mind is Barbara Gordon, Commissioner Gordon's daughter. First appearing in 1967, she's been a comic mainstay, first as Batgirl and then as Oracle. But as is tradition in the Bat-family, when things happen, the cowl can be passed from hero to hero. From Stephanie Brown to Cassandra Cain to The Bat Girls, each having a wildly different take on the role of the caped crusader. Join Cecil Castellucci (Batgirl -Barbara Gordon), Sarah Kuhn (Batgirl -Cassandra Cain), Bryan Q. Miller (Batgirl -Stephanie Brown), Nancy Kiu (Batwoman -Kate Kane), Marieke Nijkamp (Oracle -Barbara Gordon) and Dr. Andrea Letamendi (The Arkham Sessions) who have brought these different iconic versions of Batgirl to life in a celebration of what makes them different and what makes them Batgirl.

Thursday July 23, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

11:00am PDT

Hollyweird Science: Creativity, Correctness, and Collaboration
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/DpVK5T0G5hI

In addition to a constructive examination of the depiction of science and scientists in TV and film, the Hollyweird Science books explore how onscreen depictions compare to real life: when it's right, when it's wrong, and when it's wrong for the right reasons. The books have also noted parallels in the careers of both working scientists and Hollywood storytellers: in both instances, few who begin the journey find successful careers, and both are very demanding and highly competitive. The common wisdom might be that the comparison ends there--that storytelling is highly creative, or "right-brained", while the life of the scientist is dominated by "left-brained" analytical thinking and reasoning. Our panelists of scientists and Hollywood creatives explore the thought processes, motivations, and inspirations that drive their own careers, and explore the idea that these careers that seem diametrically opposed superficially have much more in common than you might think, and that creativity and analytical thought are complementary, not end members of a spectrum. Featuring Ashley E. Miller (Lore, Black Sails), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel), Deric A. Hughes (Warehouse 13, The Flash), Helen Stringer (Spellbinder, Paradigm), Stephen Cass (senior editor, IEEE Spectrum), Jessica Cail, Ph.D. (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Zootopia), and Kevin Grazier, Ph.D. (Gravity, Escape Room 2). Session moderated by Jenna Busch (Cocktails with Stan, Psych Geeks). Session held in your home.

Thursday July 23, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

12:00pm PDT

75th Anniversary of Moomin appreciation
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/8gR1bBmvgrs

UPDATED: Thu, Jul 16, 11:03PM
Moomins are beloved around the world, these famous characters were created by Swedish-speaking Finnish writer and artist Tove Jansson. Despite leaving us in 2001, her legacy leaves behind a Moomin Museum, Moomin theme parks, (both in her native country of Finland, and one in Japan), countless other ways to experience the joy of her creations: films, comic strips, picture books, and a brand new TV 2019 series featuring the voices of Academy Award-winning Kate Winslet, Taron Egerton, Warwick Davis, and Rosamund Pike. Join Marika Makaroff (executive producer of 2019 Moominvalley animated series and CEO of Gutsy Animation), Riika Kuittenen (museum curator for the Moomin Museum), Sirke Happonen (associate professor of the University of Helsinki; author The Moomin Guide/ Muumiopas (Finnish), National Museum of Finland), and Jessica Tseang (comic book historian, pop culture speaker) as they explore 75 years of history of Moomin and the secret to the franchise's longevity. ©MoominCharacters' are copyrighted by Moomin Character Oy LTD and are globally registered trademarks. All clips used with permission by Gutsy Animation.

Thursday July 23, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

12:00pm PDT

Legion M: How We're Opening the Gates to Hollywood
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/eBpxQH79dpU

What if all the Comic-Con fans united to create an entertainment company of their own? They did! Welcome to Legion M, the world's first fan-owned entertainment company. With a community of over 25, 000 investors and over 100, 000 free members, Legion M seeks to open the gates of Hollywood and create incredible content, events, and experiences for their community of fans. Learn more about their upcoming sci-fi films Save Yourselves! and Archenemy, and the hit podcast, The Left Right Game, projects currently in development, and what's on the horizon from Legion M's top execs!

Thursday July 23, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

1:00pm PDT

A Look Inside "Marvel's 616" on Disney+
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/_dqPLYpDoNs

Marvel's 616 explores how Marvel's rich legacy of stories, characters and creators exist within the "world outside your window." Each documentary, helmed by a unique filmmaker, explores the intersections of storytelling, pop culture and fandom within the Marvel Universe. Join directors Gillian Jacobs, Paul Scheer, and executive producers Sarah Amos and Jason Sterman as they discuss the making of this Disney+ original anthology series with moderator Angélique Roché.

@DisneyPlus

Thursday July 23, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

1:00pm PDT

This is Not the Apocalypse You're Looking For: Real Life Disasters, Fictional Recovery
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/hr9qq-sOKBc

Things are rough right now, but we're going to pull through together. Tyler Houston (comic and culture expert), Kelley M. Boston (infection prevention epidemiologist), Bobbiejean Garcia (public health epidemiologist), and Monti Pal (trauma therapist) talk about how disaster events and emergency management are often handled in pop-fiction, and in the real world. Art and fiction give us a way to think about our world as it is now and our future. Science fiction and comics are used as a frame to discuss how humans respond to disaster events, and how individuals and communities move from disaster to healing and wholeness.

Thursday July 23, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

3:00pm PDT

The Science of Back to the Future
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/KnxgpI6fDVI

Flux Capacitor, hoverboards, flying cars, and time travel. The Back to the Future stories have introduced us to a lot of interesting and futuristic ideas. Join the Fleet Science Center and IDW for a closer look at the Back to the Future comic series and for an exciting reveal of a mind-blowing crossover: Back to the Future meets Transformers! Pow! The creative team behind Back to the Future, Transformers and the new crossover will share how they dream up their fantastic stories and discuss with local scientists if and how the science in their stories might work.
Panelists are:

John Barber - editor-in-chief, IDW, writer Back to the Future and Transformers
Cavan Scott - writer, Back to the Future and many other pop culture classics
Juan Samu - artist, Transformers and many other pop culture classics
Saura Naderi - outreach director at the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego, engineer and robot builder
Dr. Lisa Will - Fleet Science Center resident astronomer and professor of physics and astronomy at the San Diego City College
Andrea Decker - Fleet Science Center, moderator

Thursday July 23, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

4:00pm PDT

MARVEL HQ
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/f4lOPfo42mE

This is the destination for all young Marvel fans (and their families)! Check out everything Marvel HQ has to offer about your favorite Super Heroes, with a comics read-along, an epic LEGO battle, and a behind-the-scenes look at the animated series, Marvel's Spider-Man: Maximum Venom. And grab some paper and a crayon because we're going to draw that symbiote baddie together in Marvel Draw! Visit Marvel HQ at youtube.com/marvelhq

Thursday July 23, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

4:00pm PDT

The Rise and Rise of the Australian Comic and Toy Collectibles Market
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/2lFdh8XvPvE

COVID-19 retail therapy kicks into high gear as the Grail Hunters Comics podcast hosts, Neville Howard (comics and reprints), Ben Gee (toys and collectibles), and Mike Speakman (retro games and indie comics) explore the world of Australian collecting trends, whether it's Australian price variants, reprints, or print errors of sourcing those pesky grails from the United States! Find more information on Australia's largest collecting community, Grail Hunters Comics podcast.

Thursday July 23, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

5:00pm PDT

Nerd Up or Shut Up Live
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/n_gqXRH7_U8

A live show of Nerd Up or Shut Up, the podcast where the only wrong opinion is yours. Be treated to a highly opinionated pop culture roundtable among four lifelong friends, Anastasia Washington (Cereal Killer, Histerical), Emalee Burditt (Nerd Up or Shut Up), and Richard Sheehan (Nerd Up or Shut Up) hashing out all aspects of geek culture through heated discussion, brackets, and more. Topics will include famous masked characters.
https://linktr.ee/nerduporshutup

Thursday July 23, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

5:00pm PDT

The Science of Star Trek: Three Generations of Advice
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/XW07eXULxUc

From transporters to "tech the tech" to spore drives, Star Trek led in filmed TV sci-fi from its very birth DNA through its sequels with real and projected science, inspiring generations of astronauts and futurists like no other space franchise. And now, every titled science advisor for the Trek TV series since 1991 (season five of Star Trek: The Next Generation) joins "Dr. Trek" Larry Nemecek (Portal 47) to examine that legacy today: Has the old science-vs.-story tension evolved with savvier audiences? Zoom-ing in with answers and anecdotes are scientists-turned-writers Naren Shankar, advising seasons five and six of Star Trek: The Next Generation (now showrunner/executive producer on The Expanse), André Bormanis and his 19 total Trek seasons after that (now co-executive producer, The Orville), and Dr. Erin Macdonald (all six current Star Trek series shooting/in development).

Thursday July 23, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

6:00pm PDT

23rd Annual San Diego Comic Con Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/4CVusMEKcEY

Ric Meyers (Films of Fury, Atlas Originals Presents Targitt) is back with the most amazing action scenes of the year, along with the master of remaster Frank Djeng (Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks), king of web-fu Eric Jacobus (God of War), Comedy Film Nerd Chris Mancini (Rise of the Kung Fu Dragon Master), and Jan Lucanus (Justice for Hire)--as well as special guests Peter Pham (Foggy Mountain) and Scott Adkins (Doctor Strange, Ip Man 4). If you've seen any of the past 22 extravaganzas, or even if this is your first, get ready to laugh, gasp, groan, and cheer!

Thursday July 23, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

6:00pm PDT

Dispatches from Middle-earth: What's new for Tolkien fans
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/q_aGjtBhPsg

TheOneRing.net (TORn) staffers Clifford Broadway (host of TORn Tuesday), Nicole Roberts (TORn outreach coordinator), Abie Ekenezar (filmmaker), and special guest John Garth (Tolkien biographer) talk about the new book from Garth referencing real world places that inspired Tolkien's Middle-earth. Along the way we will mention some events in Tolkien's life that influenced certain cultures and storylines, including some that could guide which Second Age stories Amazon will have at their disposal. We will also update you on the status of filming in a COVID-19 world and how that could affect production. Moderated by Cathy Udovch (TORn special events coordinator).

Thursday July 23, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

6:00pm PDT

Mystery Science Theater 3000: A Panel Panorama
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/E_cL3l76EwM

Erik Adams (The A.V. Club) leads a discussion with MST3K creator Joel Hodgson and former cast members Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot #2) and J. Elvis Weinstein (Tom Servo #1) as they engage in some good old-fashioned Q&A.

Thursday July 23, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

6:00pm PDT

The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con: Building a Better Heroine
Watch When Available!

Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/Gidmz5GZcmc

More heroines are being represented in the media, but are they well-rounded characters or bland beings going from point A to point B without any distinct traits or personalities? Why might writers shy away from writing women as fully-developed people? Here to discuss everyone's favorite female/nonbinary characters of the past decade, and what we can learn from them, are women dangerous in their own right: Charlie Jane Anders (author of Victories Greater Than Death, co-host of Our Opinions Are Correct podcast), Tamara Brooks (writer for DC Universe, host of Tales from the Tapes podcast), Dani Fernandez (host of Nerdificent podcast, writer for Girls on the Bus), Hanh Nguyen (Salon's Senior Culture Editor, Television Critics Association board member), Diya Mishra (writer for Masters of the Universe: Revelation), and moderator Katrina Hill (author of Action Movie Freak, 100 Greatest Graphic Novels).

Thursday July 23, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home
 
Friday, July 24
 

10:00am PDT

Charlize Theron: Evolution of a Badass - An Action Hero Career Retrospective
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/MeeH5s3U-bA

Actress and producer Charlize Theron reflects on portraying over two decades of action heroes, from Æon Flux to The Old Guard's Andromache, Mad Max: Fury Road's Furiosa to Atomic Blonde's Lorraine Broughton. In a lengthy retrospective Q&A moderated by IGN's Terri Schwartz, Theron discusses the evolution of the modern female action hero, the roles that inspired her and what drives her to constantly push her limits with fight training.

Friday July 24, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Comic-Con@Home

10:00am PDT

Cosplay - the Spice of Life!!!
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/mZ-_lFBDNcI

Catherine M. Fisher (award-winning costumer and charity volunteer), Bob Mogg (Steampunk expert extraordinaire and fabricator), Loki Sanlok (international cosplayer), and Dan Moyer (cosplayer and children's charity volunteer) discuss getting started in the world of cosplaying and all the fun you can have while doing it. Join these talented panelists for this fun discussion as they cover a wide variety of topics and they'll show you that cosplay truly is the spice of life!

Friday July 24, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Comic-Con@Home

10:00am PDT

DC@Home Day One
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/-rivX_5taAY

UPDATED: Tue, Jul 14, 08:52PM
Whether its Batman's final showdown with The Joker, Wonder Woman taking on new adventures, or the Man of Steel taking facing threats from Metropolis and across the cosmos, DC is the place to be for the best storytellers lending their talents to the World's Greatest Super Heroes! Don't miss your chance to hear first-hand from these comic book legends in the making as they give you the inside scoop on what's in store for Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and other DC heroes and villains!DC talent to appear: Vita Ayala, Morgan Beem, Brian Michael Bendis, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Grace Ellis, Mitch Gerads, Clayton Henry, Mikel Janin, Tom King, Jim Lee, Ryan Sook, Maggie Stiefvater, Mariko Tamaki, Tom Taylor, Ram V, and Brittney Williams.

Friday July 24, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Comic-Con@Home

10:00am PDT

Howard Cruse: The Godfather of Queer Comics
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/RcX-OQG8joc

Howard Cruse, widely recognized as the "godfather of queer comics," passed away on November 28th, 2019. He left behind a remarkable legacy as the creator of Gay Comix, Wendel, and Stuck Rubber Baby (back in print from First Second Books in a 25th Anniversary Edition). Howard Cruse not only broke open doors with his prodigious talent, but he held them open for those who came after him. Join Prism Comics and moderators Justin Hall (No Straight Lines, professor, California College of the Arts), Jennifer Camper (Juicy Mother, Queers & Comics Conference organizer) and Karen Green (curator for Comics and Cartoons at Columbia University) for three panels discussing Cruse's life and work featuring creators who worked with or knew Howard - Trina Robbins, Denis Kitchen, Roberta Gregory, Robert Triptow, Diane DiMassa, Robert Kirby, Ivan Velez Jr., Rupert Kinnard, Ajuan Mance, Steve MacIsaac, Tara Madison Avery, William O. Tyler, and Andy Mangels.

For more about Howard Cruse please visit http://www.howardcruse.com
For a historical tribute to Howard Cruse written by Andy Mangels please download the Comic-Con 2020 Souvenir Book.

Panelist Links
Tara Madison Avery - stackeddeckpress.com
Jennifer Camper - jennifercamper.com
Diane DiMassa - Facebook: Diane DiMassa Artist
Roberta Gregory - http://www.robertagregory.com
Justin Hall - justinhallawesomecomics.com
Rupert Kinnard, cartoonist - Facebook: Rupert Kinnard
Rob Kirby - robkirbycomics.com
Denis Kitchen - http://www.deniskitchen.com
Steve MacIsaac - stevemacisaac.com
Ajuan Mance - 8-rock.com
Andy Mangels - http://www.andymangels.com
Robert Triptow - https://roberttriptow.com
William O. Tyler - https://www.williamotyler.com
Ivan Velez Jr. - planetbronx.com
Prism Comics - https://www.prismcomics.org

Friday July 24, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Comic-Con@Home

10:00am PDT

Lights, Camera, LGBTQI-Identity! Never Alone
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/uTCIbyaa27w

YOU have the starring role in your own hero's journey--but the spotlight can be lonely. And Pop Culture Hero Coalition (@SuperheroIRL) stands united as you meet allies, mentors, and opposition along the way. If you're isolated and away from your usual support systems, connect with Ru Paul's Drag Race contestants Pandora Boxx, Jackie Cox, and Silky Nutmeg Ganache, who will bolster your identity with their hard-won stories of resilience--and explore our interactive comic book, Lights, Camera, Identity! Never Alone, which features these Queens as mentors for LGBTQIA youth. We wanna "stand with you on the mountain" and celebrate your identity with multi-award-winning vocal artist Darren Hayes (Savage Garden). And proclaim love & inclusion with iconic NOH8 Campaign founders Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley. Featuring Huffington Post senior culture reporter Curtis Wong, along with Lights, Camera, Identity! Never Alone artist Mr. Loki and author Raymond Litster. Moderated by Coalition founder Chase Masterson (Star Trek: DS9, Doctor Who: Big Finish). "Pop Culture Hero Coalition is using Comic-Con's massive influence to spread its anti-bullying message." CBS News

Friday July 24, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Comic-Con@Home

10:00am PDT

The Mandalorian and His Many Gadgets
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/vWOWSMfiVOQ

Daniel J. Glenn (podcast producer), Dr. Michael Dennin (science expert: ancient aliens, Star Wars tech), and Ben Siepser (bio-engineer) of the podcast Fascinating Gadgets, Gizmos, and Gear-Based Technologies explore the science behind the various tools Mando uses to secure his bounties. From tracking fobs and jetpacks, to wrist rockets and flamethrowers, they will examine the most well-equipped bounty hunter in the galaxy.

Friday July 24, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Comic-Con@Home

11:00am PDT

Decoding the Kirby/Lee Dynamic
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/VRjuczJtFFM

For over half a century, the relationship between Jack Kirby and Stan Lee that resulted in the creation of the Marvel Silver Age has been one of the most contentious issues in comics scholarship, with economic and legal consequences echoing down to the present day. In this panel, two recent biographers of Stan Lee--Danny Fingeroth (A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee) and Abraham Riesman (True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee) join comics historian/writer Fred Van Lente (The Comic-Book History of Comics) and playwright Crystal Skillman (King Kirby) to explore pivotal moments in Lee and Kirby's shared history and attempt to shed more light on the complicated dynamic that produced some of the greatest characters in comics--and some of the bitterest recriminations. Rob Salkowitz (Forbes, Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture) moderates.

Friday July 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

11:00am PDT

Hot Wheels: Designing Fans' Exclusives
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/SovxQFkkd4A

The team behind the #1-selling toy in world is back to bring you the latest & greatest in Hot Wheels vehicle design for this year's Comic-Con@Home virtual event! Moderated by Mattel's Molly Hampton (global marketing manager), this panel will feature three key Hot Wheels designers Bryan Benedict (senior manager, vehicles product design), Chris Colangelo (manager, vehicles product design), and Sam Kok (key lead designer, vehicles packaging) as they give you a behind the scenes look at the 2020 Mattel Creations Hot Wheels exclusives for Comic-Con@Home, release never-before-seen product sneaks and answer fans' most important questions.

Friday July 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

11:00am PDT

Make Your Own Felted Friends!
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/4GPej7SvCtY

Hosts of In Quest of Geek (Alix Catherine, Cole Garrison, and Jason Patrick Galit) hold an arts-and-crafts panel that adds a new activity for sheltering-in-place! Along with the cast of Perception Studio (Art Vega, Ryan Keiser, Willow, and Cucumber), families can learn how to make their own "felted friends" (puppets) with crafts already around the house. A discussion about puppetry and performance art is included between crafting as well! @inquestofgeek @perceptstudio

Friday July 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

11:00am PDT

Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/YBlwOO9IGiM

Marvel editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski breaks down all the latest and greatest coming from the House of Ideas with some of Marvel's most epic creators! Tom Brevoort, Al Ewing, and Dan Slott will dive into the cosmic calamity coming to Earth's Mightiest Heroes in the pages of Empyre! An army is gathering in the latest X-Men crossover event, X of Swords, and Jordan White, Tini Howard, and Gerry Duggan have all the juicy details! Nick Lowe, Nick Spencer, and Mark Bagley will discuss the landmark Amazing Spider-Man #850 ushering in the return of the Green Goblin! Plus Nick Lowe rejoins the panel to discuss the return of the classic Marvel character, Werewolf by Night, with creators Taboo and Ben Jackendoff! Be there, True Believers!

Friday July 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

11:00am PDT

Raina and Robin in Conversation
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/FIjFXyPgQjs

Two top children's graphic novelists, Raina Telgemeier (author and illustrator, Guts) and Robin Ha (author and illustrator, Almost American Girl), discuss the art of creating graphic novel memoir, draw on camera, and take questions from their fans. The first 100 viewers to purchase a book by Raina Telgemeier at Brain Lair Books will receive a signed bookplate. Click on the link below to learn more and use promo RAINATA at checkout.
https://shop.brainlairbooks.com/event/raina-telgemeier-comic-con-2020

Friday July 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

11:00am PDT

TragiComics
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/UuQ66Yw7Td0

Tom Gauld (Department of Mind-Blowing Theories), Simon Hanselmann (Bad Gateway), John Pham (J & K), Walter Scott (Wendy, Master of Art), and Rikke Villadsen (Cowboy) tackle complex subjects--and they are funny doing it! These five cartoonists speak to Graeme McMillan (The Hollywood Reporter) about how they use humor to process and respond to the difficulties and oddities of life.

Tom Gauld - https://bookshop.org/books/department-of-mind-blowing-theories/9781770463752
Simon Hanselmann - https://www.fantagraphics.com/bad-gateway/
John Pham - https://www.fantagraphics.com/jk/
Walter Scott - https://bookshop.org/books/wendy-master-of-art/9781770463998
Rikke Villadsen - https://www.fantagraphics.com/cowboy/

Friday July 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

12:00pm PDT

Zombies and Coronavirus: Planning for the Next BIg Outbreak
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/GK7bCi52-vo

Ever wonder how we can translate what we've learned from our recent pandemic challenges into dealing with the next unknown, even the zombie apocalypse? Join author Max Brooks (World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide, Devolution), biodefense experts Dr. Greg Koblentz (George Mason University), Dr. Gigi Gronvall (Johns Hopkins University), Dr. Shanna Ratnesar-Shumate (University of Nebraska Medical Center) and Dr. Jarod Hanson (USAMRIID and University of Maryland Medical Center) and moderator Justin Hurt (Comic-Con Today assistant editor) for an engaging and entertaining discussion of how we could prepare for what comes next in the realm of infectious disease.

Friday July 24, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

1:00pm PDT

Harryhausen100: Into the Ray Harryhausen Archive
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/ISC6K4rFsZc

2020 marks what would have been legendary animator Ray Harryhausen's 100th birthday. To mark this occasion, the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation present an exclusive look into the incredible collection which was gathered over a lifetime of creativity. Join Ray's daughter Vanessa Harryhausen (foundation trustee), John Walsh (foundation trustee), and Connor Heaney (collections manager) for a chance to get close to some of Ray's most iconic creations, as the three share memories and secrets from the archive, celebrating a century of cinema magic.
https://www.rayharryhausen.com

Friday July 24, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

1:00pm PDT

Water, Earth, Fire, Air: Continuing the Avatar Legacy
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/evoch8nfkKg

Dark Horse Comics, Abrams Books, and Nickelodeon are thrilled to treat fans to a panel worthy of the Avatar! Join Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra creators and writers, Michael DiMartino, Faith Erin Hicks, F.C. Yee, and Gene Luen Yang for a further exploration of the beloved world as it has grown and changed since the animated series has ended.

Friday July 24, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

2:00pm PDT

GirlsDrawinGirls: Industry Professional Women Artists in Quarantine: Balancing work, art, homeschooling, and life
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/j3b-PhVmOdE

GirlsDrawinGirls founder Melody Severns, The Simpsons director Debbie Bruce Mahan, Disney Television Animation artist Sherry DeLorme, and other industry professional women artists address working from home during a pandemic and all the challenges they've faced with staying productive in the ever changing world that is the year 2020.

Friday July 24, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

2:00pm PDT

The Psychology of Star Trek vs. Star Wars
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/aFbQAJsNobk

Back by popular demand, the Trek vs Wars discussion returns to Comic-Con in Episode VI, with examinations of Discovery, Picard, and, of course, Rise of Skywalker! Designed to engage the audience in a healthy--but fun--debate, this panel explores meaningful topics of psychology prominent in Star Trek & Star Wars. Who's more emotionally intelligent, Picard or Luke? How do hero characters Rey and Burnham show us healthy coping and self-care? And what's the importance of legacy when it comes to saving the universe? Join pop culture psychologists Dr. Drea Letamendi (Lattes with Leia) and Dr. Ali Mattu (The Psych Show) as they enlist the persuasive viewpoints of special guests Todd Stashwick (Star Trek: Enterprise), and Jennifer Muro (Star Wars: Forces of Destiny). Moderated by Brian Ward (The Arkham Sessions).

Friday July 24, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

2:00pm PDT

UnMasked: Rhapsody PR's Behind-the-Music panel
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/kKX0Qh049ds

Music creatives Sean Callery (Homeland), Jeff Russo (Star Trek: Picard), Maggie Phillips (Fargo), Torin Borrowdale (Locke & Key), Amanda Jones (Twenties), and Nathaniel Blume (Prodigal Son) reveal the secrets behind creating music for TV's most groundbreaking and thrilling programs. Moderated by actress Mary Chieffo (Star Trek: Discovery).

Social media handles:

Facebook
@RhapsodyPublicRelations

Twitter
@Rhapsody_PR

Instagram
Rhapsodypublicrelations

Friday July 24, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

2:00pm PDT

Your Secret Weapon: How Friendship Saves the Day
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/ZZfYNFOfgvg

Our favorite heroes and heroines can always count on their best friends. No matter how powerful their foes might be, friendship always saves the day. Join this panel of talented authors as they discuss the importance of crafting these invincible relationships--and the challenges that test them. Aliza Layne (Beetle & the Hollowbones), Ari North (Always Human), Christina Soontornvat (A Wish in the Dark), Margot Harrison (The Glare), Naomi Novik (A Deadly Education), Victoria Ying (City of Secrets), and Max Brallier (Last Kids on Earth: June's Wild Flight) in friendly conversation with Maryelizabeth Yturralde.

Aliza Layne
AlizaLayne.com
beetlebones.net.
Twitter: @alizabees
Instagram: @alizalayne

Ari North
Ari's Twitter: @walking_north
Ari's Instagram: @walkingnorth

Christina Soontornvat
soontornvat.com
Twitter: @soontornvat

Margot Harrison
Instagram @MargotFHarrison
Twitter @MargotFHarrison

Naomi Novik
Instagram @naominovik
Twitter at @naominovik

Max Brallier
http://www.maxbrallier.com/

Victoria Ying
Instagram at @victoriaying
Twitter at @victoriaying

Mysterious Galaxy books page:
https://www.mystgalaxy.com/comic-con-home-friendship-saves

Friday July 24, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

4:00pm PDT

Sinless, Fearless, Ruthless - A look at science and social science in a YA sci-fi book
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/j2Mioh18zcw

Imagine a world where your looks depend on "being good" and adhering to social norms and morality. That is the premise of Sarah Tarkoff's new Young Adult book series Eye of the Beholder. The book's young heroine is part of a future where all countries in the world are governed by a new religion. A future where not following the doctrine and the morality of the religion has physical implications. Could there really be a higher being so powerful or are there other powers at play? Join the Fleet Science Center, author Sarah Tarkoff and scientists, as they discuss the story, the science and the social science behind the Eye of the Beholder Trilogy.

Panelists are:
Andrea Decker--Fleet Science Center, Moderator.
Nicole Henniger--PhD and assistant professor in the department of counseling & psychology at the Tennessee Tech University.
Amy Lawton--PhD candidate, Department of Sociology at University of Connecticut.
Samantha Russman--PhD student at the Jacobs Engineering School at UC San Diego.
Sarah Tarkoff--author of the new YA sci-fi series Eye of the Bolder and writer for TV shows, such as Arrow and Witches of East End, just to name a few.

Friday July 24, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

5:00pm PDT

Graphic Novel or Illustrated Book: You Make the Call
Watch When Available!

Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/-F_UmIP2Odo

UPDATED: Fri, Jul 24, 10:50PM
The debate has raged for years, and now the last few year's liveliest panel debate returns for another round: Is a 200-page comic story a graphic novel? Or is it a long comic book? Is a novel that is 100% filled with illustrations a graphic novel? Or is it an elaborate picture book? A new wave of profusely illustrated books has entered the fray, including Super Catchy by Rick Veitch, Timeless by Armand Baltazar, and Doctor Cthulittle by Mark Wheatley and G. D. Falksen, among others. Join the discussion as our all-star panel explores the exciting new developments and the history of this field!*

Rick Veitch
https://bit.ly/RVeitch
A comics artist and writer who has worked in mainstream, underground, and alternative comics, best known for Army@Love, Brat Pack, Swamp Thing, and Tomorrow Stories. He continues to create new works and his books are available published by his own imprint through Amazon.

Armand Baltazar
https://timelessarmandbaltazar.com/
Armand Baltazar was born 1967 in Chicago's North Side. He studied at the Art Institute Chicago, then later graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in Advertising & Editorial Art and later earned a second BFA in Illustration at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena Ca. Armand began his film career in feature animation first as a background artist, then as a visual development artist, and art director for DreamWorks Studios, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Image Movers Digital and Pixar Animation Studio. Armand currently resides in Northern California with his family, working full time writing and creating the art for the epic illustrated middle grade novel series . . . Timeless for HarperCollins Publishing.

You can visit him online at

Website: https://timelessarmandbaltazar.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArmandBaltazarStudios/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/armand_baltazar/
Email: info@armandbaltazar.com

Karen Green
Columbia University Libraries
Librarian for Ancient & Medieval History; Graphic Novels Librarian; adjunct curator for Comics.

J. C. Vaughn
https://www.gemstonepub.com/en/the-big-big-overstreet-comic-book-price-guide-50
VP-publishing - Gemstone Publishing, creator: Zombie-Proof, Bedtime Stories for Impressionable Children, co-writer: Stargate Atlantis and SGU, original Earper

Mark Wheatley
https://www.MarkWheatleyGallery.com/
Mark Wheatley, Overstreet Hall of Fame inductee, has been awarded the Eisner, Inkpot, Mucker, Gem, Speakeasy, Golden Lion and nominations for the Harvey and the Ignatz. His work has appeared in Spectrum, the Library of Congress, The Norman Rockwell Museum, and other museums. He has designed for Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, ABC's Beauty and the Beast, and Square Roots, as well as Super Clyde, The Millers, and 2 Broke Girls on CBS. His most recent print projects include The Earliest Ray Bradbury, The Visual History of Science Fiction Fandom, Songs of Giants, Doctor Cthulittle, Tarzan and the Dark Heart of Time, Swords Against the Moon Men, The Philip Jose Farmer Centennial Collection, Mine!, and Wild Stars. Past creations include Breathtaker, Return of The Human, Ez Street, Lone Justice, Mars, Black Hood, Prince Nightmare, Hammer of The Gods, Blood of The Innocent, Frankenstein Mobster, and Skultar as well as Tarzan, Baron Munchausen, Jonny Quest, Dr. Strange, The Flash, Captain Action, Argus, The Spider, Stargate Atlantis, Torchwood, and Doctor Who.

*This is a repost of the panel due to an editing mishap on Comic-Con's behalf. This is the correct version of the panel video, made by, and originally provided by Insight Studios intended for Comic-Con@Home. Sorry for the delay.

Friday July 24, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

6:00pm PDT

Building Your Own Themyscira: Connecting With Other Geeky Bosses
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/FrI0mCvmSA8

Jordan Dené Ellis (co-editor of The Sartorial Geek) hosts a round table discussion about best practices for networking and the importance of finding your community with Robyn Warren (owner, Geek Girl Strong), Matt Cox (playwright, Puffs and Kapow-i GoGo), Jazzlyn Stone (freelance comics marketer), and Rose Del Vecchio (co-owner, FanMail).

Friday July 24, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

6:00pm PDT

Hip-Hop And Comics: Cultures Combining
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/pZsjzML8IKI

Hip-Hop and comics cultures exist in constant communication: continually namehecking and reflecting each other, trading ideas back and forth, and sharing many common inspirations and influences. Both forms reconfigure existing elements to create vital new works; utilize bold imagery and complex storytelling; and form passionate fandoms around their characters and personalities. Here, curator and historian Patrick A. Reed (Depth Of Field Productions, twitter.com/djpatrickareed) presents a "visual mixtape" with an all-star cast of musicians, comic creators, and visual artists discussing the cross-generational impacts of these cultural crossovers. Panelists include Pharoahe Monch (http://www.pharoahe.com/), Johnny "Juice" Rosado (https://theoddysy.bandcamp.com/), Vita Ayala (https://twitter.com/definitelyvita), Danny Lore (http://dannylore.com/), DJ Nu-Mark (https://djnu-mark.bandcamp.com/), Marc 7 (https://twitter.com/marc7j5mc), Mega Ran (https://megaranmusic.com/), Christopher "Play" Martin (https://twitter.com/theplaygroundz), Adam Wallenta (https://www.punktaco.com/), Kenny Keil (https://www.kennykeil.com/), LiKWUiD (https://www.ellamaeflossie.com/), James Reitano (http://tfustudios.com/), David F. Walker (https://davidfwalker.com/), Ronald Wimberly (https://ronaldwimberly.com/), Murs (https://twitter.com/MURS), MC Esoteric (https://www.czarface.com/), Erin Yoshi (https://www.erinyoshi.com/), Gloria "Glow" Muriel (http://www.gloriamuriel.com/), P.So The Earthtone King (https://psotheearthtoneking.bandcamp.com/), and Turner Lange (https://twitter.com/wallyfresch).

For more information on this topic, please check out www.hiphopandcomics.com

Friday July 24, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

6:00pm PDT

The Famous Monsters Podcast
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/DME9bQUzisc

Famous Monsters podcast crew, Jorge "The-Jack-Of-All-Trades" Marrero and Jason "The Falcon" Ioannou, are joined by fellow podcasters Matt Corrigan and Aaron McLane of The Launchpad podcast to play a game called "Body Count"! The game pits iconic monsters like the Wolf Man, Pennywise, and Pumpkinhead against each other to see who can collect the most victims. And there's a catch, of course: the randomized victims won't be completely helpless! Enter powerhouses like the Dream Warriors and the space marines from Aliens. Every battle will take place in a different setting--from the foggy English moors of American Werewolf to the House on Haunted Hill! It's the best kind of monster battle roulette from the experts who know their every secret move, and is sure to result in both riotous laughter and impassioned debates.

Listen to the full unedited episode @ https://famousmonsters.com/category/podcasts/

Friday July 24, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

6:00pm PDT

TV Guide Magazine Fan Favorites
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/x4X505oQZpE

The magazine entirely devoted to TV, hosts its 11th annual gathering of stars we adore from across the television galaxy to trade stories of fan encounters, backstage tales and the importance of representation for fans of every walk of life. This year's don't-miss lineup, moderated by TVGM senior writer Damian Holbrook, includes Hale Appleman (The Magicians), Lindsey Morgan and Richard Harmon (The 100), Robbie Amell (Upload), Kennedy McMann (Nancy Drew), Alex Newell (Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist), Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Picard), Harvey Guillen (What We Do in the Shadows), Chris Chalk (Perry Mason), and Ashleigh Murray (Riverdale, Katy Keene).

Friday July 24, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home
 
Saturday, July 25
 

11:00am PDT

Eye of Newt and Wool of Bat: the science behind magic potions and spells
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/rH1zV9YqM6Q

Potions class is in session! Is there some truth behind the enchanted elixirs and demonic deterrents in fantastical fare like Harry Potter, The Witcher, and Sabrina? Naturopathic doctor DeJarra Sims will walk you through nature's real-life tinctures for healing, sleeping, wit-sharpening, and love, and explain the science behind their effects. Introduced by Fast Company's Susan Karlin.

Saturday July 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

1:00pm PDT

Picard 2020: A Literary Retrospective
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/omVgRLt2QdM

UPDATED: Wed, Jul 15, 12:11AM
With the excitement surrounding the new Star Trek series, let's take a look back at the most bookish captain in Starfleet. How did he evolve on the page and the screen? What do his favorite books and plays say about him as a character and as a leader? Take a deep dive into Picard's bookshelf with Una McCormack (author of Picard: The Last Best Hope), David Mack (author of Star Trek: More Beautiful Than Death), Stephen Graham Jones (author of The Only Good Indians), Alex White (author of The Big Ship at the End of the Universe), and moderator Lauren Jackson (marketing/publicity manager at Saga Press).

Saturday July 25, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

1:00pm PDT

UltraLawyer Kaiju Patrol
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/LHo2hy69Pxk

It's all out lawyers attack! What can Kaiju movies teach us about shelter in place orders? Are parents financially responsible for kids who create a giant napping monster with cosmic rays? What are the First Amendment lessons from Mothra? Are common carriers such as trains, planes, and ships responsible for protecting passengers from Kaiju attacks? Join attorneys Bethany Bengfort (Durie Tangri), Nari Ely (US. Courts), Thomas Harper (Army JAG), and Joshua Gilliland (The Legal Geeks), as they battle legal issues from Ultraman, Gamera, Godzilla, Mothra, and more! Follow us at https://linktr.ee/thelegalgeeks

Saturday July 25, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

2:00pm PDT

Doctor Who Time Lord Victorious Panel
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/zXfuQ2dnAck

UPDATED: Mon, Jul 20, 02:13PM
Launching in September 2020 over twelve weeks, Time Lord Victorious is the BBC's brand-new, multi-platform Doctor Who story told across comics, novels, audio, vinyl and digital! Titan Entertainment's Andrew Sumner goes behind the scenes with writer Jody Houser, artist Roberta Ingranata, colorist Enrica Eren Angiolini, editor Jake Devine, senior creative editor David Leach and BBC producer James Goss to discuss the new Time Lord Victorious comic series. https://linktr.ee/TitanPanels

Saturday July 25, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

3:00pm PDT

Future of Humanoids
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/KElsTuA-e-0

Mark Waid, newly established publisher of Humanoids, chats with Omni writer Melody Cooper, MPLS Sound writer Joseph P. Illidge, MPLS Sound artist Meredith Laxton, and writer/artist Ibrahim Moustafa about the ever-expanding vision and future of Humanoids. Moderated by Karama Horne.

Saturday July 25, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

3:00pm PDT

Sailor Moon: The Power of Female Friendship
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/zXJ1k1NhC8I

When Naoko Takeuchi created Sailor Moon, she never knew it would be so popular. Takeuchi was lonely and the idea of Sailor Moon came about as female friends that she wishes that she could have. With her soul reflected in her work, it spoke to fandom as many others understood the feeling that she had. Sailor Moon expanded into anime, video games, merchandise, and became one of the major icons of Japan. Join in on a discussion with Jessica Tseang (comic book historian), Michelle Ruff (voice of Luna-Sailor Moon: Crystal), Kate Higgins (voice of Sailor Mercury-Sailor Moon: Crystal), Amanda Celine Miller (voice of Sailor Jupiter-Sailor Moon: Crystal), Sam Maggs (writer Captain Marvel, Unstoppable Wasp: Built on Hope), and Chris Bryant (activist, comedian: Netflix's Cooking on High, Amazon's Out on Stage) on what is it about this franchise that continues to survive today, and still speaks to the hearts of fans (women and LGBT) and bringing in a new generation.

Saturday July 25, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

4:00pm PDT

20 Years of DeviantArt: An Oral History
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/0Ot6Dic1DPk

Angelo Sotira (co-founder and CEO), Justin Maller (CCO), Andrew McCann (co-founder), and Danielle McKay (director of community relations) dive into the 20-year history of the art community and social media network. Tune in for a discussion of DeviantArt's place in the early culture of the internet, creating an online home for artists, and how the site handles change. Angelo Sotira (https://www.deviantart.com/spyed) Justin Maller (https://www.deviantart.com/ekud) Andrew McCann (https://www.deviantart.com/mccann) Danielle McKay (https://www.deviantart.com/moonbeam13)

Saturday July 25, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

4:00pm PDT

How Do Ya Figure: A History of Comic Con Exclusive Action Figures
Watch When Available!

Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/-36hMQvK534

UPDATED: Sat, Jul 25, 04:57PM
Comic-Con has been home to some of the greatest action figures of all time, and every year fans try their hardest to get the toy they need. However, the history and checklists for these are sometimes tougher to find than the figures themselves. Blake Schultz (Hollywood Already Did It) and Justin Donaldson (Tournament of Nerds) explore the history of SDCC exclusive figures along with their guests: Randy Falk (NECA), Bill Miekina (Mattel), and Rocom (Razor) to discuss their time creating toys for comic-con, and how it has changed over the years.

Saturday July 25, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

4:00pm PDT

Let's Get Spooky
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/B5IHNFAm6E4

Let's get spooky with VAMP hosts, Ashley and AJ for Comic-Con@Home. From the supernatural to aliens, horror stories to ghost stories, and their own paranormal investigations, they've got you covered! Hope you fiends are ready, because it's going to be a killer time! Get a preview of the show and listen or watch at www.LETSGETSPOOKY.com

Saturday July 25, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

5:00pm PDT

Harry Potter and Black Panther: Using Pop Culture to Become Superheroes IRL
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/dqPeWwUgdwc

UPDATED: Mon, Jul 20, 10:54PM
The origin of comics is rooted in social justice — and Pop Culture Hero Coalition (@SuperheroIRL) brings another powerful conversation on how Black Panther, Harry Potter, and other characters educate, inspire, and mobilize us to be heroes for each other, as well as for ourselves. Join Dr. Rheeda Walker (The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health), Geoffrey Thorne (Black Panther’s Quest, The Librarians), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Harry Potter Therapy, Dark Agents), and educators Carrie Goldman (Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear), Vanee Matsalia (BlerdGalaxy Magazine, Women in Comics International), and Brandon Matsalia (Women in Comics International), along with moderator Chase Masterson (Star Trek: DS9, Doctor Who: Big Finish) — and let’s make this a world where we can ALL live long and prosper! “Pop Culture Hero Coalition is using Comic-Con’s massive influence to spread its anti-bullying message.” CBS News

Saturday July 25, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

5:00pm PDT

Mexican Lucha Libre: History, Legacy, and Future
Watch When Available!

Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/Ho2V_SnuPi0

UPDATED: Fri, Jul 24, 07:36PM
Learn more about the history, living legacy, and future of Mexican Lucha Libre, a free-form style wrestling, famous for its dramatic and colorful display of masks and characters. Lucha Libre has a rich history that traces back to the XX century when the sport was initially introduced in Mexico. Since that time, Lucha Libre has inspired many manifestations, having a huge impact in Mexican popular culture and beyond, including films, comics, cartoons, television programs, toys, etc. Panelists will analyze its most iconic moments, as well as the role of Lucha Libre in Mexican culture, its current situation, and its future as a traditional sport in Mexico. The panel, organized and coordinated by the Consulate General of Mexico and the Secretariat of Culture of Baja California, is also sponsored by Mexico Got Me, an organization with the mission of promoting abroad the best of Mexican talent, innovation, creativity, culture, traditions, gastronomy, entrepreneurship, and tourism. We have the mission to connect the friends of Mexico through digital channels, but also establishing “Casa México” in international events and festivals such as Comic-Con.

Participants:
Carlos González Gutiérrez, Consul General of Mexico in San Diego, moderator of the panel.
Rey Misterio, professional wrestler, and Lucha Libre champion, with a successful career of 40 years.
Salvador Lutteroth, CEO of Promociones México, Coliseo y Revolución, the company that promotes the World Lucha Libre Council (CMLL)
Mauricio Limón, director and owner of the Mexican Museum of Lucha Libre (MULLM) in Tijuana, the only institution of its kind with a collection of almost seven thousand objects related to all aspects of the sport.

FB @Consulado General de México en San Diego

Twitter @ConsulmexSdi Site: consulmex.sre.gob.mx/sandiego/

FB @Secretaría de Cultura de Baja California Site: icbc.gob.mx/

FB @mexicogotme

Twitter @mexicogotme

Instagram @mexicogotme

Tik Tok @mexicogotme

Site: mexicogotmethinking.org

Saturday July 25, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

5:00pm PDT

Professional Storytelling: RPGs in 2020
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/NS10RP-tthI

Hear from professional Dungeon Masters as they share about rolling dice, storyboards and producing role-playing games on different mediums full time. Find out what it takes to become a professional Dungeon Master in 2020. Panelists include Ash Minnick (producer at D&D in a Castle), Malika Lim Eubank (CEO at HyperRPG), Ivan Van Norman (game designer at Hunters Entertainment), and B Dave Walters (comic author, author at IDW Publishing for Dungeons & Dragons).

Saturday July 25, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

6:00pm PDT

An Evening with Kevin Smith
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/scc4gW94XxE

Kevin Smith talks Son-In-Lockdown, unveils a new Funko Pop, and drops the first look at his new film Killroy Was Here. Plus, Kevin chats about a new podcast he created with his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, and reveals how to get your very own Mooby's Cow Tipper.

Saturday July 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

6:00pm PDT

How to (Still) Be a Nerd For A Living
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/Fowe76xEdgY

Have you built a business or career in the "nerdy" industry you love - but now that a global crisis has blindsided the world, you're not sure what to do? You're not alone! This evolution of our annual How To Be a Nerd For A Living panel will share advice (and plenty of real talk) from a variety of pop culture industry professionals about the changes they're making for our current times. Panelists including Robyn Warren (founder of Geek Girl Strong), Valentine Barker (freelance illustrator and comic artist), Chris Sanchez (editor-in-chief of Mad Cave Studios), Jazzlyn Stone (freelance comics marketer and host), and Wendy Buske (co-founder of Nerd For A Living, Fictitious podcast) will discuss how they're industries are evolving (sometimes day-to-day), where they are struggling, and what they're doing to stay productive and plan as much as possible for future.

Panelist info:
Wendy Buske, co-founder of Nerd For A Living and Fictitious podcast, NerdForALiving.com, FictitiousPodcast.com
Robyn Warren, founder of GeekGirlStrong, host of Healthy Geek podcast http://geekgirlstrong.com, https://www.patreon.com/GeekGirlStrong
Valentine Barker, freelance illustrator and comic artist, https://valentinebarker.com
Chris Sanchez, editor-in-chief, Mad Cave Studios, https://madcavestudios.com
Jazzlyn Stone, freelance comics markerer, Very Very Shopping Network co-host, https://www.jazzlynstone.com

Saturday July 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

6:00pm PDT

Out In Comics 33: Virtually Yours
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/m0MGIJI0ep4

The comic world's longest-running panel is 33 this year and enters the virtual age with Comic-Con@Home! As the comic book world has become a celebrated part of the pop culture world, "Out In Comics" is more relevant than ever before. With LGBTQ or LGBTQ-friendly creators as writers, artists, directors, producers, actors, entertainers, and journalists, what do their characters and creations mean for diverse representation, characters, and storylines in comics, film, and television? In our politicized and sometimes polarized world, what kind of heroes do we need, both behind-the-scenes, and on the page and screen? At a time when politics, viruses, racism, homophobia, and transphobia--sometimes interchangeable--intrude on every aspect of our lives, join Prism Comics and our diverse all-star panel to celebrate and spotlight creators, comics, and fans as they discuss the past, present, and future of Out In Comics! Founding moderator and bestselling author Andy Mangels (Wonder Woman ‘77 Meets The Bionic Woman, Star Trek and Star Wars books and comics) again chairs the panel and welcomes special guests, including Christian Cooper (famous bird-watcher and Karen-fighter, co-creator, and writer of the Marvel series Darkhold and Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, editor of the Marvel Swimsuit Specials, and creator of the Independent Queer Nation online gay comic), Hazel Newlevant (cartoonist of the graphic novellas If This Be Sin and Sugar Town, and their recent graphic memoir No Ivy League. They have edited and published the anthologies Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers and Comics For Choice, and co-edited the Eisner-winning anthology Puerto Rico Strong. They are the recipient of Ignatz, Xeric, and Prism Grant awards.), Noelle Stevenson (executive producer and showrunner for DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, author of The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures, Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-winning and New York Times bestselling writer of Nimona and Lumberjanes), Tim Sheridan (writer for WB Animation and Netflix, with credits on DC Super Hero Girls, Justice League Action, Scooby-Doo!, Teen Titans Go!, Reign Of the Superman, The Death and Return of Superman, and the upcoming Superman: Man of Tomorrow and Netflix's Masters of the Universe: Revelation).

Panelist Links
Andy Mangels - http://www.andymangels.com
Hazel Newlevant - newlevant.com
Noelle Stevenson - Twitter - @Gingerhazing
Tim Sheridan - Twitter @iamtimsheridan
Prism Comics - https://www.prismcomics.org

Saturday July 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

6:00pm PDT

Unnecessary Debates
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/ovhu4ZOWM50

Have you ever wanted to hear funny people debate topics you thought should never be debated? Join this unforgettable geek showdown, that debates unimportant questions like Who wore it better--Gollum or Tarzan? Who has better hair--Krillin or Aang? Debaters include Eric Lopez (actor, Young Justice), Utahime Cosplay (cosplayer), Sean Chong-Umeda (influencer, BuzzFeed), and Michael Tanner (writer, Junior Braves of the Apocalypse), who will battle it out with words! Come be unnecessary! Hosted by Tyler McPhail (host, The Grand Geek Gathering Network) and Lemar Harris (comedian, LemarTheConGuy)!

Saturday July 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home
 
Sunday, July 26
 

10:00am PDT

First TMNT Film 30th Anniversary
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/TF28DuRmAbk

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie presents a bit of history of the making of this iconic film with panel guests producer Kim Dawson, writer and ex-offico producer Bobby Herbeck, and moderated by The Old Turtle Den's creator Chris Castaneda.

Sunday July 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Comic-Con@Home

10:00am PDT

Turning Fandoms into Movements for Good
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/_pA0zihwGl4

Explore the power of fan run charity groups to do good in the world and keep their fandoms alive and energized. Lynelle Miliate-Ha and Hanna Lacy (both, California Browncoats) talk to James Riley (contributor, Outside Comic-Con), Marsia Powers (president, Fandom Charities), Dr. Susie HoneyBee Searight (founder, BADASS), Victoria King (founder, Castiel's Angels), and Dean Wilson (west coast leader, Castiel's Angels).

Panel Cast and Websites
Victoria King and Dean Wilson www.castielsangels.com
Dr. Susie HoneyBee Searight www.browncoatsupport.org
Marsia Powers www.fandomcharities.org
James Riley www.outsidecomicon.com
Lynelle Miliate-Ha and Hanna Lacy www.californiabrowncoats.org

Sunday July 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Comic-Con@Home

11:00am PDT

No Tow Trucks Beyond Mars
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/kUo7mLpRxuk

David Rosing (JPL, system engineer), Shonte Tucker (JPL thermal and system engineer), Rhonda Morgan (JPL, optical science), Kobie Boykins (JPL mechanical engineer and manager), and Laura Kerber (JPL scientist) discuss the latest JPL rover mission and other adventures of missions when there was no one around to fix it.

Sunday July 26, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

11:00am PDT

State of the Tabletop Industry
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/n68bUl3O2-M

What is happening in the tabletop industry in 2020 and what does the future hold for gaming? Hear from tabletop industry experts in publishing, crowdfunding, and event management as they share their thoughts on the gaming industry in 2020. Panelists include Scott Gaeta (president of Renegade Games), Eric Lang (game director at CMON), Mandi BG Pinup (contributor at The Dice Tower), Tony Serebriany (director of new product development at The Op Games), and Mary Couzin (president at Chicago Toy & Game Week).

Sunday July 26, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

11:00am PDT

Super Geeked Up: Geeky Improv Comedy
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/y09uGr08NoQ

The Super Geeked Up crew discuss zany geeky topics and play super-fun geek-themed improv games like superhero sound effects, geeky worlds, and universal translator! If you like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, you'll love these geektastic shenanigans. Featuring Jeff Burns (creator/host of Super Geeked Up, writer/director of Super Knocked Up), Matt Messerman (player on the Knights of the Rolled Table podcast), Vanessa Gritton (host on El Rey Nation, writer at Fangoria), and Omar Najam (co-host on El Rey Nation and TBD Bytes, GM of improvised RPG podcast Thank You For Questing!). Don't miss the super-geeky fun!

Sunday July 26, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

12:00pm PDT

Bronies in the Post G4 Era
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/EgA3UTFnq_M

Eliana "Dexanth" Summers (founder, PonyFest Online), Cole "Simul" Daigneault (chair, Everfree Northwest), Andy "FableCharm" Reyes (chair, BABSCon), and Ted Visser (chairman, Pacific PonyCon), discuss the fandom of Hasbro's My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in its first year after the show's finale. Moderated by James Udan (coordinator, San Diego Wikimedians User Group).

Sunday July 26, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

1:00pm PDT

Aztec Depictions in Pop Culture: 500 Years After the Fall
Watch When Available!

Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/_VV0_9CzwyY

The Aztec Empire fell to Spanish invaders 500 years ago. It's a true story that shaped the world we live in and yet is still widely misunderstood. Panelists will talk about how they use elements of Mexican history in their stories and how our understanding of that history has evolved. With author and Nahuatl translator David Bowles (Rise of the Halfling King), video game writer/director Javier Rayón and historian Mario Fuente (Dream of Darkness), animation director Flora Alexandra Rees-Arredondo (Malinchista), graphic novel creator Paul Guinan (Aztec Empire), and author Anina Bennett (Boilerplate).

Livestream Q&A following the event: July 26, at 2pm PT on www.twitch.tv/dreamdarknessvg

Sunday July 26, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

1:00pm PDT

Kevin Eastman Panel
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/lsrb_1dfET8

Talking TMNT, Drawing Blood, and answering some great fan questions! All with special guests, Tom Waltz, Ben Bishop, and David Avallone.

Sunday July 26, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

1:00pm PDT

Mega64 Panel In These Trying Times
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/JzUr_uSL5T4

The cast of Mega64.com (Rocco Botte, Derrick Acosta, and Shawn Chatfield) celebrate their momentous 17th anniversary of making bizarre internet short films in San Diego by playing all of their favorite videos!

Sunday July 26, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

1:00pm PDT

Who's the Best Doctor Who?
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/ibV-dj1FDQI

From Gallifrey to the Gaslamp District, Whovians have long debated the best Doctor Who. This opinionated panel settles the arguement. SD Who Con bring the lively discussion and ends in the result of a public vote by Who's The Best podcast listeners over which of the 13 (or more) should take the title. Moderator Sandro Monetti (CNN International) is joined by Doctor Who fans Julie O'Malley (The Finder of Impossible Things), Kristi Schoeman (SD Who Con), Johny Dyer (Time Traveller's (UN) LTD.), Karen Glover (Time Traveller's (UN) LTD.), and River Alexandra Song (Time Traveller's (UN) LTD.).

Sunday July 26, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

2:00pm PDT

A Conversation with Nathan Fillion
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/iJJJ-z18Pyg

Showrunner Alexi Hawley (The Rookie) talks with Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle, The Rookie) about his career in film and television. With special appearances by Joss Whedon, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres, Mekia Cox, Molly Quinn, Seamus Dever, and Jon Huertas.

Sunday July 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

2:00pm PDT

Robotech: The Next Phase
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/BTRLUmEhwUc

The Harmony Gold team talks about exciting new Robotech merchandise and licenses, updates on the continuing Robotech Remix comic series, the live-action Robotech film and our new partnership for future Robotech with Funimation!

Sunday July 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

2:00pm PDT

Super Asian America
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/BKBifGHxhPY

From blockbuster productions like Mulan and Shang Chi to streaming hits like The Half Of It, Asian Americans continue to make strides in media and representation. With race at the forefront of the national consciousness, from anti-racism protests to the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes in a post-COVID world, it's a poignant time to assess the state of Super Asian America. Join Racebending for our 10th annual (and first virtual) discussion of all things Super Asian American, featuring Peter Shinkoda (Daredevil), Deric Hughes (The Flash), Joy Regullano (White Fetish), and Bao Phi (Sông I Sing).

Sunday July 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

3:00pm PDT

Inside The Vault of Ripley's Most Exclusive Finds
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/UUQiThlHkrk

Expanding on the legacy of explorer and world traveler, Robert Ripley, the Ripley's Believe It or Not! team continues to acquire the most bizarre, iconic, and truly terrifying artifacts in history. Ripley's editor-in-chief, Sabrina Sieck, leads an intriguing discussion between Colton Kruse (digital content producer), Kurtis Moellmann (exhibit buyer), and Jordan Orlando (editor). Together, this curious team gives you an inside look at a few of these hidden gems that fandom junkies simply have to see to believe. From a comic book painted with human ashes to screen-used props and the odd origins behind them, there's no telling what will be pulled out of the vault! Ever wondered about what goes on at Ripley's behind the curtain? Join Ripley's after the panel on Facebook or Twitch for a live Q&A!
www.twitch.tv/RipleysBelieveItorNot
www.facebook.com/RipleysBelieveItorNot

Sunday July 26, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

3:00pm PDT

It's Morphin' Time! Power Rangers Meet Up
Watch When Available!

Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/fD-qgGvDbqE

Celebrate more than 27 years of Power Rangers with some of your favorite Power Rangers actors, including Davi Santos (Power Rangers Dino Charge), William Shewfelt (Power Rangers Ninja Steel), Jack Guzman (Power Rangers Wild Force), Jasmeet Baduwalia (Power Rangers Beast Morphers), and a special appearance by Claire Blackwelder (Power Rangers Dino Charge). Moderated by comedian/actor Ben Kliewer (TheConGuy.com). Don't miss your chance to be part of the Ranger team!

Sunday July 26, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

3:00pm PDT

Making A Living Being Creative
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/KfhdnM2Qauc

Screenwriter AC Bradley (Arrow, Trollhunters, and Disney+ upcoming What If?), storyboard artist Jess Cuffe (Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and HBO's upcoming Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai), and freelance artist Lee Kohse (Star Wars, Voltron, Aliens) discuss the ins and outs of working full time as a creator, how they broke into the industry, what it's like to work in the entertainment industry, and give advice to up and coming creatives. Moderated by Johnny Kolasinski (writer for ScreenRant and Podcaster for DISCO Trek, and Hi Everybody: A Bad Medicine Podcast).

Sunday July 26, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

3:00pm PDT

Wakanda Forever! The Psychology of Black Panther
Watch When Available!

Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/S9Ehapb5vPA

What do people mean whey they shout, Wakanda Forever! Join Scott Jordan (Westworld psychology), Alex Simmons (Blackjack), Victor Dandridge, Jr. (Vantage Inhouse Productions), Daniel Jun Kim (Black Panther psychology), Vanessa Hintz (Joker psychology), Eric Wesselmann (Wonder Woman psychology), and Stanford Carpenter (Institute of Comic Scholars) as they discuss the psychological issues addressed in the Black Panther movie and comics, including topics such as micro-aggressions, cultural representation in media, and the power of love and empathetic leadership. By the end of our panel, you, too, will be shouting, Wakanda Forever!

Sunday July 26, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

4:00pm PDT

Careers in Geek Fashion
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/U_ky4SFQGOY

Fans can express what they love and connect with most in pop culture through fashion now more than ever. From clothing to cosmetics, the industry expands every year and fans can be more than just consumers of it. Moderated by Lisa Granshaw (GeekFold, Backstage), panelists Rosa Menendez (Esports Makeup), Dan Madsen (Svaha), Jeff Trexler (Fashion Law Institute), and Dan Richard (DPI Promo, Bethesda Gear) will discuss different ways you can work in geek fashion, their career paths, how the current situation with the coronavirus has impacted the industry, and more. Continue to connect with the panelists at: https://linktr.ee/geekfold

Sunday July 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

4:00pm PDT

Christmas in July: The Psychology of Pop Culture and Christmas
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/Fdbl85KMjuk

It may be July, but Christmas is in the air! People love the holidays and have fond memories of various Christmas media, from watching A Charlie Brown Christmas to listening to "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey to debating whether The Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween or Christmas movie. Christmas movies and television shows come from every genre such as horror, science fiction (anyone remember the Star Wars Holiday Special), to classic stories with Santa Claus. Christmas media is so popular that some television and radio stations run Christmas marathons and specials 24 hours a day during December. What are the psychological aspects about our personality that influence returning year after year to those favorite holiday classics and the desire to experience new Christmas media? Keith W. Beard, Psy.D., April Fugett, Ph.D. (professor of psychology, Marshall University), Britani Black, Psy.D. (Marshall University School of Medicine), and graduate assistants Casey Collins and Jake Bass, M.A., conducted a national survey to identify what are people's favorite Christmas movies, TV shows/specials, and songs. Additionally, we examined participant's personality, as well as their world beliefs to investigate what aspects of our personalities and attitudes draw us to these old and new Christmas classics. Results from the study will be presented along with an overview of the psychological theory behind the pop culture research.

Sunday July 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

4:00pm PDT

Composer Squares Game Show
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/BT-PQqCdCCY

Film & Television composers participate in a Hollywood Squares-like online game show where two film music fan contestants compete to win a soundtrack prize package. Watch as Lorne Balfe (Mission: Impossible - Fallout), Ryan Elder (Rick & Morty), Chris Lennertz (The Boys), Jongnic Bontemps (Call of Duty WWII), and Sonya Belousova & Giona Ostinelli (The Witcher) answer trivia questions on topics like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and even the Golden Girls. Contestants are Sapphire Toth and Gareth Hughes with hosts Anne Cecere (BMI) and Chandler Poling (White Bear PR).
Links: https://linktr.ee/whitebearpr

Sunday July 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

4:00pm PDT

Full Time Creative Work On A Part Time Schedule
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/vpF-nNULz2U

This panel is for any group with a goal. That claim may sound lofty, but there is a reason this panel has been lucky enough to be on San Diego Comic Convention's schedule for 12 years. This panel is a unique approach of talking about vital, but base concepts which means the covered topics can apply to any project size or scope in any media or anything in creative or geek culture from purely fun to high end professional quality hobbies to profit generating professional endeavors. How is the information that widely applicable? No matter what your project is there is always the challenges of time management, resource management and communication. Anyone working on any of the following could use the information covered: comic books, TV/film, animation, podcasts, costuming/cosplay, fan groups, music, illustration. blogging, music or web comics. Just some of the topics covered in the panel this time is the need of working with others, sharing your dreams with a team, changing ways people remember you after you've meet, tips on what is important when building your website, and what success means to you and your project or end goals for whatever your creativity is expressed as. The panelists are: Moderator Ron Coleman Ph.D. (molecular geneticist and comic writer) joins James Frye (manager editor for TheConGuy.com), Luke Cheeseman (director of media for TheConGuy.com), Sean Glumace (Adobe education leader, comic book letterer), Gene Turnbow (founder/station manager Krypton Radio), Dr. Renah Wolzinger, (owner Renzone Music), Topher Davila (art director for GeekdomWear.) Links - https://linktr.ee/FullTImePartTimeCreative

Sunday July 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

4:00pm PDT

Ray Bradbury Goes to Hollywood
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/zHi3eBJA2Cg

You've heard of him as a writer, but did you know Ray Bradbury had a successful career in film and television? Orton Ortwein of the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum will talk about Ray's career in Hollywood. From his boyhood hounding of Golden Age actors for autographs to his career as a screenwriter, even avid fans will learn something new. John Huston, Leonard Nimoy, and Ray Harryhausen are just a few the names to make a cameo.

Sunday July 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

4:00pm PDT

Supernatural Therapy: Fighting Internal Monsters like a Hunter IRL
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/DAcU9VNXyLg

Supernatural might be coming to the end but the incredible benefits that the SPNFamily brought to the world don't have to. Join psychologists, Dr. Janina Scarlet (Supernatural Therapy), Dr. Lynn Zubernis (Family Don't End With Blood), Dr. Billy San Juan (Supernatural Psychology), writers Deric Hughes (Arrow) and Henry Alberto (Little America) and Supernatural actors Rachel Miner, Ruth Connell, Lauren Tom, Andrea Drepaul, and Austin Basis as they discuss how we can continue to be hunters IRL even after the show ends, how we can stand up to injustice, face mental health challenges, and how we can Always Keep Fighting. Dustin McGinnis (Superhero Therapy podcast) moderates.

Sunday July 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

4:00pm PDT

Villains: We're Misunderstood!
Watch When Available!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/ER79Vvm0Mm8

Villains Dolores Umbridge (Kelly Varner - Fat Savage Cosplay), King George III (Chad Hatter - costume designer), Captain Hook (Connor Breen - costume designer), and The Master (Marc Biagi - actor), make their case for what and why they do what they do, and who they consider to be the real heroes and villains. Moderated by The Winter Soldier (Shane Holly - cosplayer) Marci Bretts (video director and editor).

Sunday July 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home