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Friday, July 24
 

10:00am PDT

Last Gasp: 50 Years of Publishing the Underground Part I The comics, moderated by Jon Cooke and mainly focused on the period 1970-1995
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/Jl7egc7X2_Q

Ron Turner (founder and publisher, Last Gasp), George DiCaprio (Forbidden Knowledge, Greaser Comics), Robert Williams (Through Prehensile Eyes, Zap Comix), William Stout (Fantastic Worlds: The Art of William Stout), Mary Fleener (Billie the Bee, Weirdo), Jon B. Cooke (The Book of Weirdo), and Colin Turner (associate publisher, Last Gasp) discuss the early history of Last Gasp, from its founding in 1970 and through the rise of the underground comix movement. www.lastgasp.com

Friday July 24, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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10:00am PDT

Reclaiming Indigenous History and Culture Through Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/EKnEeODyCo8

For hundreds of years, the history of the indigenous peoples of the Americas has been told by everyone but themselves, by people who often diminished and distorted it, and even suppressed their cultures and languages. Thankfully, this situation is changing, with indigenous peoples increasingly reclaiming their history, languages, and cultures. Comics and such visual technologies as augmented and virtual reality are ideal tools being used to accomplish this. Join our panelists Johnny Bear Contreras (Kumeyaay, public artist), Kilma Lattin (Pala Band, founder of OurWorlds.io), and Chag Lowry (Yurok/Maidu/Achumawi, graphic novelist) as they discuss their projects to reclaim indigenous history and culture.

Johnny Bear Contreras - https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/feature/when-the-world-comes-to-life Kilma Lattin - https://ourworlds.io/about/ Chag Lowry - https://greatoakpress.com/news

Friday July 24, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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11:00am PDT

Decoding the Kirby/Lee Dynamic
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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
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12:00pm PDT

History Goes Graphic
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/SSf-rAJR85Q

Authors behind graphic adaptations of cultural pasttimes, historical figures, social justice movements, and autobiographies discuss their process. How does one adapt "real life" into a comic format? How is it different from fiction? In what way must art stick to (or differ from) "authenticity"? Featuring Fred Van Lente (The Comic Book Story of Basketball), Tom Scioli (Jack Kirby), David F. Walker (The Life of Frederick Douglass), Mikki Kendall (Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists), and Malaka Gharib (I Was Their American Dream), moderated by Ten Speed Press associate editorial director Kaitlin Ketchum.

Friday July 24, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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12:00pm PDT

The Undiscovered Art of Jack Kirby: Architect
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/FbZ_ci_jJU8

Barry Ira Geller (Jack Kirby co-designer, Science Fiction Land, Lord of Light), discusses the discovery of the secret visual language inherent within all the Lord of Light architectural work created by Jack Kirby in 1978--part of which is its expression and adaptation into all forms of Media--with Mike Royer (Jack's favorite inker and Disney guru), Tom Kraft (president of the Jack Kirby Museum), and Wally Anne Marie Wharton, model painter and colorist for Lord of Light.


Friday July 24, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

Harryhausen100: Into the Ray Harryhausen Archive
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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
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3:00pm PDT

Galaxy Grrls, or the Female and Non-Binary Authors who Bridge the new Frontier of Space Fiction
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ztw7LcviyCM

Authors Nicky Drayden (Escaping Exodus), Marina Lostetter (Noumenon Ultra), Jessie Mihalik (Chaos Reigning), Valerie Valdes (Chilling Effect), and K.B. Wagers (A Pale Light in the Black) eye the history of space fiction through an entirely new lens. This panel is focused on the legacy of female and non-binary writers who came before, and the trailblazing of modern authors who are re-defining sex, gender, and society against the tapestry of the stars.

Friday July 24, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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Saturday, July 25
 

10:00am PDT

(Nearly) A Decade of Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/cbtD2CCoNqQ

New York Times bestselling author Nathan Hale celebrates the upcoming publication of the tenth book in his nonfiction graphic novel series for kids, Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales. Nathan will share the little-known but true stories from history that inspired his beloved book series and show sneak peeks from the forthcoming installment, Blades of Freedom, which dives into the story of the Haitian Revolution and the Louisiana Purchase. In addition to the Hazardous Tales series, Nathan is also the author of young adult graphic novels One Trick Pony and Apocalypse Taco.

Saturday July 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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11:00am PDT

Inspired: Personal Stories in Graphic Novels
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/1hcqQ5GVd4s

Whether biography or memoir, the comics medium has proven to be one of the most compelling formats for personal stories of triumph and tragedy, with numerous books having shown up on the most prestigious of bestseller lists. However, personal triumphs don't only have to find their way to the page through true life stories, and Oni Press hosts a conversation with creators whose work has both represented and been inspired by the lives behind them. Join Oni Press creators Maia Kobabe (Gender Queer: A Memoir), Joel Christian Gill (Fights: One Boy's Triumph Over Violence), and Katie Green (Lighter Than My Shadow) for an empowering discussion on therapeutic nature of the creative process. Moderated by Shawna Gore (Oni Press, editor).

Saturday July 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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12:00pm PDT

Personal, Political, Fictional, and Factual
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/11uUYj29caY

Personal, political, fictional, and factual creators tackle important topics that affect everybody, regardless of political affiliation or engagement. Whether looking at historical events, or alternate timelines, engage your mind and your empathy with Derf Backderf (Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio), Brandy Colbert (The Voting Booth), Alix E. Harrow (The Once and Future Witches), Daniel G. Newman (Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy), Charles Yu (Interior Chinatown), and Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed (When Stars Are Scattered) in conversation with Maryelizabeth Yturralde.

Saturday July 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

Gender, Race, and Comic Book Coloring
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Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/vhaMJ8LcURs

Did you know that comic book colors used to be hand-separated by an army of women in Connecticut? That "benday dots" are named after a real person? Or that there's a technical reason African-American skin tones look wrong in old comics? Geek out on the hidden corners of comics history, from the Golden Age up to today's digital era, and learn about the craft of coloring with color artist Marissa Louise (Amethyst), comics creator Mildred Louis (Astrea's Nexus Studio), researcher and essayist Zoë D. Smith (University of Chicago), and master letterer/former DC production artist Todd Klein (Sandman). Moderated by author Anina Bennett (Boilerplate).

Livestream Q&A following the event: July 25, at 3pm PT on www.twitch.tv/ml_illo

Saturday July 25, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

How Do Ya Figure: A History of Comic Con Exclusive Action Figures
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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
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5:00pm PDT

Mexican Lucha Libre: History, Legacy, and Future
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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/

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Twitter @mexicogotme

Instagram @mexicogotme

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Site: mexicogotmethinking.org

Saturday July 25, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
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Sunday, July 26
 

10:00am PDT

Celebrating 80 Years of Will Eisner's The Spirit
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/r9sx3o1i1hY

Will Eisner's The Spirit was seen weekly by five million newspaper readers in the 1940s and 50s and has been continually in print for the 80 years since. The Spirit was famous for its imaginative storytelling, film noir style, unforgettable characters, and stories. Since then, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Darwyn Cooke, and many others have tried to match Will Eisner's creativity with their own versions of the The Spirit. Join moderator Danny Fingeroth (A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee; Will Eisner Week Chair) and panelists Paul Levitz (Brooklyn Blood, Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel), Denis Kitchen (cartoonist, The Spirit publisher, Will Eisner's agent and friend), and Dan Schkade (Lavender Jack, The Spirit artist) as they discuss The Spirit as Will Eisner wrote and drew him. Visit https://linktr.ee/willeisner for more info.

Sunday July 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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1:00pm PDT

Aztec Depictions in Pop Culture: 500 Years After the Fall
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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
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3:00pm PDT

Inside The Vault of Ripley's Most Exclusive Finds
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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
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