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Wednesday, July 22
 

3:00pm PDT

The Power of Teamwork in Kids Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/vaWlLTYk-c0

Gene Luen Yang (Dragon Hoops) is joined by Chad Sell (Cardboard Kingdom) and science comics team Jim Ottaviani & Maris Wicks (Astronauts) to talk about collaboration in kids comics! This panel is moderated by Betsy Gomez and sponsored by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee.

Wednesday July 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

5:00pm PDT

Conspiracy Theories and Propaganda Throughout Pop Culture
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/S_9mCHgl8j0

J. D. Lombardi (host/producer, YouTube's Lombardi Labs and middle-school science teacher, Glendale Unified) along with Justin Montgomery (MentalXhaustion.com), Guadalupe De La O (STEM teacher/science instructional coach, Alliance Schools), and G. L. Lambert (screenwriter, G.L. Lambert Explains It All podcast) will trace conspiracies and propaganda throughout comics, shows, and movies, and how they correlate to the current climate of increased conspiracy theories. Teaching science literacy, in and out of the classroom, is more crucial now than ever in combating misinformation, especially related to our current pandemic.

Wednesday July 22, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

5:00pm PDT

Words and Pictures Working Together: Strategies for Analyzing Graphic Texts
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/tK9Et_lNaC4

In this crash course in text analysis for graphic novels, educators demonstrate techniques and tools for building students' critical literacy skills with graphic texts at all grade levels. This includes demonstrations on how to lead students in analyzing the elements of comics and the unique combination of art and text, share resources, and discuss challenges. Educators Trevor Bryan (The Art of Comprehension), Derek Heid (high school English Language Arts, TVUSD), Shveta Miller (Hacking Graphic Novels), Talia Hurwich (Worth a Thousand Words), and moderator Tracy Edmunds (Graphic Novels Are Elementary!) share strategies you can use with students tomorrow! Access all of the resources shared during this panel at this link: http://www.tracyedmunds.com/home/sdcc-home-2020

Wednesday July 22, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home
 
Thursday, July 23
 

10:00am PDT

Graphix: Get Drawn In
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/IujvhnZ9iIk

Stories that inspire. Characters that connect. Art that comes alive. Meet the authors of some of the hottest upcoming graphic novels for kids. Featuring Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant (authors, Animorphs), Chris Grine (illustrator, Animorphs: The Graphic Novel), Varian Johnson (author, Twins), Shannon Wright (illustrator, Twins), and Tom Angleberger (illustrator, Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel). These are the stories that ignite kids' imaginations, spark creativity, and encourage reading in new and exciting ways. There are graphic novels. And then there's Graphix. Moderated by Raina Telgemeier (author/illustrator, Smile).

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

10:00am PDT

P.S. NPC: Storytelling in Video Games
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/96fMJn_XNsY

What's writing for video games really like? Our panel of pro game devs walks you through everything it takes to tell an immersive story in video games. Moderator Sam Maggs (Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart) speaks with Jill Scharr (Destiny 2), Shayna Moon (God of War 2018), Charles Beacham (Blankos Block Party), Milo Smiley (Spider-Man: Miles Morales), and Megan Fausti (Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order).

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

12:00pm PDT

All the Starfleet Ladies: Then and Now
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/Bn8F0BDks_g

From Uhura to Janeway to Burnham, Star Trek has a rich history of portraying complex, powerful female-identifying characters. How do Star Trek authors perceive their role in continuing this legacy in their Star Trek novels? Join Una McCormack (author of Picard: The Last Best Hope), Swapna Krishna (space, tech, and pop culture journalist), author Cassandra Rose Clarke, LJ Jackson (publicity manager at Saga Press), and moderator Kendra James (editor at StarTrek.com), as they examine the ladies of Star Trek from its inception to the present.

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

12:00pm PDT

Comics During Clampdown: Creativity In The Time of COVID
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/LjATnuiNR5k

How do cartoonists deal with writer's block in the face of a global pandemic? How do you balance homeschooling with publishing deadlines? Panelists Brian Fies (A Fire Story), Keith Knight (The K Chronicles), MariNaomi (Life on Earth trilogy), Ajuan Mance (1001 Black Men), Thien Pham (Sumo), Jason Shiga (Demon), Gene Luen Yang (Dragon Hoops), and moderator Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) discuss work-life balance, sanity, and survival in the midst of our brave new world.

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

12:00pm PDT

From Script to Screen: Behind-The-Scenes of Your Favorite Film & TV Shows
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/l8nVyUHpicM

Entertainment creatives discuss on how they bring your favorite film and television projects from script to screen! Find out how they use their craft to shape the story and bring them to life in this exciting behind-the-scenes panel! Panelists include composers Devin Burrows (The Wretched), Chad Rehmann (Camp Cold Brook), and Ian Chen (Green Door), makeup designer Burton LeBlanc (The Handmaid's Tale), screenwriter/director/editor Tirsa Hackshaw (Jessica Jones), and cinematographer Catherine Lutes (Anne with an E). Moderated by actress Danielle Harris (Halloween Franchise).

Share your thoughts using the hashtags: #ScriptToScreen #ComicConAtHome

Find us on Instagram:
Devin Burrows - @_devinburrows - www.instagram.com/_devinburrows/
Chad Rehmann - @chadrehmann - www.instagram.com/chadrehmann/
Ian Chen - @ianchenmusic - www.instagram.com/ianchenmusic/
Burton LeBlanc - @burtonleblanc - www.instagram.com/burtonleblanc/
Tirsa Hackshaw - @tirsahackshaw - www.instagram.com/tirsahackshaw/
Catherine Lutes - @brutes - www.instagram.com/brutes/
Danielle Harris @horrorgal - www.instagram.com/horrorgal/

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

12:00pm PDT

Paperfilms' Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/f2oInqk8jd4

Creators Jimmy Palmiotti (writer on Painkiller Jane, Jonah Hex, Harley Quinn) and Amanda Conner (artist on Vampirella, Harley Quinn, Power Girl) chat with Londyn Jackson (historian, History of the Batman creator) about their co-founded company PaperFilms, reinventing DC Comics' Harley Quinn for a new generation of fans, their innovative Kickstarter projects, and the importance of fans supporting both corporate and independently created comic books. https://linktr.ee/HistoryoftheBatman

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

12:00pm PDT

Spotlight on Darcie Little Badger
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Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/kn7MRYLC7cM

Darcie Little Badger's Elatsoe (Elatsoe, Strangelands) and Nick Thomas (senior editor, Levine Querido) discuss Darcie's fantasy-mystery debut novel, Elatsoe, the impact of traditional Lipan Apache storytelling, Rovina Cai's exquisite story within a story, illustrations, the role of Earth Sciences in her writing, the lack of cats in the world of Elatsoe, and the complexities of Zoom calls.

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

1:00pm PDT

How Every Epic Fantasy Can Be . . . Epically Different
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/JHtz2DCzDZc

Peter V. Brett (Barren), Rena Barron (Kingdom of Souls), S.A. Chakraborty (The Empire of Gold), R.F. Kuang (The Dragon Republic), R.A. Salvatore (Relentless) discuss literary fantasy, which provides a multiverse of fictional prisms, imagined against mythic elements, world folklore, and reimaginings of actual history. At the heart of the fantasy realm typically lies some form of magic, often there are magical creatures, and the standard are quests - whether they be for good, or for ill. Join these masters of the genre to discuss the works that inspired them, and how their own works contribute to enriching the scope of modern fantasy. Moderated by Natasha Bardon (publishing director, Harper Voyager U.K.)

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

2:00pm PDT

How to Build a Girl Squad
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/q3yjxJp2uRk

Growing up, many of us had to contend with the Smurfette principle: stories where there was only one girl in the whole gang--the token, the love interest, and the character who had to stand in for all girls everywhere. But times have changed, and many creators are writing their dream girl gangs, squads, and inclusive ensembles. So how do you build your modern squad from the ground up? How do you decide what kinds of characters will best complement, conflict, and have chemistry with each other? And why is writing and/or drawing a girl gang just so gosh darn fun? Join creators Cecil Castellucci (The Plain Janes), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Sam Maggs (The Unstoppable Wasp: Built on Hope), Afua Richardson (Black Panther: World of Wakanda), Steenz (Heart of the City), and Rebekah Weatherspoon (A Cowboy to Remember) as they discuss the challenges and joys of squad goals and building the modern girl gang.

Thursday July 23, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

2:00pm PDT

Shaenon Garrity in Conversation with Andrew Farago
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/-2L60CLjdXo

In the summer of 2000, Shaenon K. Garrity launched her first webcomic, Narbonic, to an audience of a few dozen online friends. Twenty years later, Garrity's still creating webcomics, scripting graphic novels, editing manga, and writing the occasional sci-fi short story. How does she do it? Only Shaenon's husband, moderator Andrew Farago of San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum, knows for sure.

Thursday July 23, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

4:00pm PDT

Twenty Years of Harry Dresden
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/uAh_HjHKSqc

Celebrate 20 years of The Dresden Files with Jim Butcher! Join Jim in conversation with Priscilla Spencer (Industriosa Pictures), as they discuss all things Harry Dresden, including what's in store for Harry in Peace Talks and Battle Ground.

Author website: www.jim-butcher.com

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

6:00pm PDT

How To Write And Create Manga
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/OmGVE_oJkXg

Austin Osueke (publisher of eigoMANGA) will moderate a series of Q&A sessions with comic book writers Jeff Loew (The Frog Princess), Brandon Chen (Somnia), Mohammad Umair Ali (Somnia), MinoMiyabi (5D), and Natashia McGough Clarke (Danity Kane). They will discuss the fundamentals of comic book outlines, scripting, writing, and overall storytelling.

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

10:00am PDT

Pixel Stories - Reimagining Video Game Narrative
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/QZd1H5TkAfg

Ever wanted to go behind-the-scenes on storytelling for games? Meet the industry's most innovative writers working on today's fan-favorite video games in this exclusive virtual Comic-Con panel! Take a closer look into their creative writing process, character development, world-creation, and production to hear how it's all done. Learn from Aaron Contreras (Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order), Clay Murphy (Control), Amelia Gray (Telling Lies), Jennie Kong (Sky) as they chat with moderator John Wie. (Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences) about their approach to narrative in blockbuster and indie games.

Follow the moderator and panelists: @Official_AIAS @jwie86 @AaronContreras @grayamelia @jenniekong @yourpalclay

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

11:00am PDT

Raina and Robin in Conversation
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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

12:00pm PDT

Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories From a Galaxy Far, Far Away
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/tlshzMnfbiE

Some of the biggest and best Star Wars authors talk about some of their exciting new projects set in a galaxy far, far away. Featuring Timothy Zahn, Alex Segura, Justina Ireland, George Mann, Preeti Chhibber, Tom Angleberger, Rebecca Roanhorse, Greg Pak, and Alyssa Wong. Moderated by This Week In Star Wars host Kristin Baver and Lucasfilm Publishing senior editor Robert Simpson.

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

2:00pm PDT

Your Secret Weapon: How Friendship Saves the Day
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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

Fantasy & Sci-Fi Authors
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/O1GdM-Iwm4g

NY Times bestsellers Peter Clines (Ex-Heroes), Fonda Lee (Zeroboxer), and Kiersten White (Bright We Burn) will answer questions about writing fantasy and science fiction novels. Moderated by Henry Herz (2 Pirates + 1 Robot).

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

4:00pm PDT

Sinless, Fearless, Ruthless - A look at science and social science in a YA sci-fi book
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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
 
Saturday, July 25
 

10:00am PDT

Narrative Design For Computer Games
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/UfEfKXuZl20

Industry vets Neal Hallford (Betrayal at Krondor), Haris Orkin (Call of Juarez), Anne Toole (Horizon Zero Dawn), and Xalavier Nelson Jr. (We Are the Caretakers) break down how narratives are crafted and executed in the gaming industry. Moderated by Jana Hallford (Swords & Circuitry: A Designer's Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games).

Saturday July 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Comic-Con@Home

11:00am PDT

Giving a Voice to Independent Creators
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/6kAZ3Q9-e7Y

Do you have a story to tell? Would you like to see more characters and stories that relate to you? Maybe it's time to write your own! Led by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press), join Lisa K. Weber (artist, Hex11), Kelly Sue Milano (writer, Hex11), and Lynly Forrest (editor/producer, Hex11), along with indie creators Alston Novak (artist, Glitch), Travis Rivas (writer, Super-Abled Comics), and David F. Walker (writer, Bitter Root) for a discussion about creating comics outside the mainstream and tips on exactly how to do it.

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

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
Comic-Con@Home

12:00pm PDT

Calling All Book Lovers: A Sneak Peek at New Books from Tor, Tor Teen and Tor.com Publishing
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/c1knbRLavjo

From Brandon Sanderson to V.E. Schwab, from Christopher Paolini to Cory Doctorow, Tor publishes some of the greatest sci-fi, fantasy, and horror stories around. This will be a panel to shine a spotlight on some of the exciting books that Tor, Tor Teen, and Tor.com Publishing have to offer. Join the book lovers from the Tor team as they share a sneak peek at new and upcoming SFF, and updates from fan-favorite authors, as well opportunities to win some fabulous freebies. Visit bit.ly/torSDCC for more information on our books and authors.

Saturday July 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

12:00pm PDT

Diversity and Comics: Why Inclusion and Visibility Matter
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/8aA_jH-I4do

The past year has witnessed the birth of transformational change in the social fabric. The Killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery (to name a few) has triggered a response to the structural racism that has caused the nation and the world to take stock of its institutions. The growth of more diverse faces on the pages of popular comic books and in feature films has proven to be essential to reflect the world in which we all live. And, despite the onset of an unprecedented pandemic, the inclusion of people of color, women, and persons with disabilities and the LGBTQ community not only better reflects today's culture, it has also proven good for the bottom line. We will bring an award-winning panel together to challenge ongoing issues and push the conversation forward. Panelists include John Jennings (MFA: Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside, 2-time Eisner Award winner (2016, 2018), Frederick Aldama (PhD: The University Distinguished Professor, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and University Distinguished scholar, The Ohio State University, 2019 Eisner Award winner), Christina Steenz Stewart (syndicated cartoonist, Heart of the City; 2019 Dwayne McDuffie Award Winner), Chelsea ‘Ché' Grayson (MFA: Executive Director, Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation), David Walker (comic book writer, Bitter Root, Image) (Legendary Films): 2020 Eisner Award nomination, Naomi (DC): 2020 Eisner Award nomination), and Stanford Carpenter (PhD: Comics and Pop Culture anthropologist and Chair, Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival) .

David Walker https://davidfwalker.com
Frederick Aldama https://english.osu.edu/people/aldama.1
Chelsea Grayson https://chegrayson.com
Steenz Stewart https://www.oheysteenz.com
Stanford Carpenter https://www.linkedin.com/in/stanford-w-carpenter-phd-46658a5/

Saturday July 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

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
Comic-Con@Home

12:00pm PDT

Spotlight on The Cloven: With Garth Stein and Matthew Southworth
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/KQ-qOo1rGZw

This panel will spotlight the debut sci-fi graphic novel collaboration by author Garth Stein (The Art of Racing in the Rain) and cartoonist Matthew Southworth (Stumptown). These two pacific northwestern creators have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind story steeped in its Seattle roots. The Cloven: Book One is the first installment of this dynamic, atmospheric, and wryly funny graphic novel trilogy by two bestselling and critically acclaimed storytellers. Moderated by the book's editor and Fantagraphics associate publisher, Eric Reynolds.

Saturday July 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

12:00pm PDT

Women of Color in Comics: Race, Gender & the Comic Book Medium
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/bzOpfXUAiV8

The Women in Comics Collective International is an organization that focuses on the merit and craftwork of Women and Non-Binary People working in the comic book industry. They host comic book education events across the country, including their own convention, Women in Comics Con. In this segment of their ongoing panel discussion series, they will discuss the current state of the comic book industry and how it's been impacted by the events of 2020; from COVID19 Pandemic to Racial unrest due to Police Violence. Panelists include, Jonita Davis (film reviewer, and pop culture journalist), Jules Rivera (comic book artist), Vanee Matsalia (writer, educator), Camilla Zhang (writer, editor, consultant), Marqueeda LaStar (tech & pop culture journalist), and moderator Regine L. Sawyer, (writer/publisher).

Jonita Davis
The Black Cape Magazine - The Black Cinema Anorak's* Pop Entertainment Magazine
www.theblackcape.com

Jonita Davis, Vanee Matsalia, & Marqueeda LaStar
Blerd Galaxy
blerdgalaxy.org

Regine L. Sawyer, Women in Comics Collective International
http://www.lockettdown.com

Comic Book Conventions | Women in Comics Collective International
https://www.womenincomicscollective.org/

Saturday July 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

1:00pm PDT

Latinx & Native American Storytellers
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/vfCM80ArrSQ

While only a minority of the characters in media are either Latinx or Natives, there are storytellers trying to change that. Prominent voices in comics, childrens literature and academia look back on their history and forward to what the future will hold for the stories told by Indigenous creators and the creators who are children of immigrants. Join moderator Henry Barajas, and creators Darcie Little Badger, Julio Anta, J. Gonzo, Theresa Rojas, Hector Rodriguez, Rhael Mcgregor, Luke Martinez, Frederick Aldama, and Sonya Ballantyne for this important discussion.

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

1:00pm PDT

Picard 2020: A Literary Retrospective
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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

3:00pm PDT

Authors on the Best Advice I Ever Got
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/ZMtOgWF9fWY

These authors have some writing advice for you! Kevin Hearne (The Iron Druid Chronicles), Alexis Henderson (The Year of the Witching), Micaiah Johnson (The Space Between Worlds), Sarah Kuhn (Haunted Heroine), and Josh Malerman (Malorie) talk about the best writing advice they ever got, and what advice they would give to aspiring writers. Moderated by Del Rey editorial director Tricia Narwani.

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

6:00pm PDT

Out In Comics 33: Virtually Yours
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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
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Saturday July 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
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Sunday, July 26
 

10:00am PDT

YA Fantasy and the Power of Storytelling
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/rPxzVib1AU4

Four authors from Fierce Reads: L.L. McKinney (The Nightmare-Verse series), Hafsah Faizal (We Hunt the Flame), Katy Rose Pool (The Age of Darkness series), and Alex London (The Skybound Saga series), come together to discuss their writing, favorite fantasy novels, how escapism can equal self-care, and why fantasy is the perfect vehicle for social commentary. Moderated by Preeti Chhibber (Marvel: Avengers Assemble #1).

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

V.E. Schwab Shades of Magic Comics Panel
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/4GUYzrFXE04

UPDATED: Mon, Jul 20, 02:14PM
Torn straight from the universe of V.E. Schwab's best-selling Shades of Magic novel series - now in the works with Sony for a smash hit movie adaptation - the final chapter of V.E. Schwab's Shades of Magic comic book trilogy hits stores in July 2020. In this special spotlight panel, Titan Entertainment's Andrew Sumner chats with New York Times best-selling author V.E. Schwab, artist Enrica Eren Angiolini and senior creative editor David Leach about this hotly-anticipated graphic novel, the final installment of Prince Maxim's adventures. https://linktr.ee/TitanPanels

Sunday July 26, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

Tor Teen: Own Your Magic
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/hX6g1t8UbPk

From journeying under the stars to learning what makes you extraordinary, join Tor Teen authors TJ Klune (The Extraordinaries), Mark Oshiro (Each of Us a Desert), Bethany C. Morrow (A Song Below Water), and Sarah Henning (The Princess Will Save You), and Charlie Jane Anders (Victories Greater Than Death) as they discuss the power behind owning your magic. There's no limit to what might happen when one begins to bend the rules. Visit bit.ly/torSDCC for more on all these authors and some fun surprises!

Sunday July 26, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

Writing for TV: From First Draft to Getting Staffed
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/WhnXdmrvzq4

Moderator Spiro Skentzos (Arrow) along with Bob Goodman (Elementary), Niceole Levy (Cloak & Dagger), Jaime Paglia (Eureka), and Letitia Baylor (manager, scripted content, NBCUniversal Networks) discuss navigating the TV spec terrain--including beginner's mistakes, what they look for in a writer and what it takes for you to write a killer spec that will stand above the crowd.

Sunday July 26, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

Don't Tell Your Story, Show It!
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/_dCMZuKZFgk

Ever wonder how the really good books suck a reader in and hold their attention page after page? It might not be the characters, nor even the plot of the book. It's could be the way in which the author writes that separates their story from the pack. Join award-winning author and former lead fiction writer for Sony's EverQuest Next, Maxwell Alexander Drake, as he presents his class "Don't Tell Your Story, Show It!" During this class, you will gain insight into how to put your story together in a compelling way that will have your readers turning page after page to see what happens next.

Sunday July 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

Inspired by Real Life: The True Stories Behind Graphic Novels
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/zZkcAEPNN1M

NBA winner illustrator Nate Powell of March, author Van Jensen of Two Dead, and author/illustrator and Eisner nominee Scott Chantler of Bix, discuss the true life inspirations in their graphic novels. Joined by editor Diana Pho, and more.

Sunday July 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

The Four Quadrants of Publishing
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/2VvsWId20Zc

Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger), Andrew Mayne (The Naturalist), Gini Koch (The Alien/Katherine "Kitty" Katt Series), Nancy Holder (Wicked), and Livia Blackburne (Rosemarked) discuss the four quadrants of publishing, covering the traditional big five, traditional small press, eBook/POD only, and self-publishing. Learn what's the same and what's different about each quadrant, how to determine which one or ones are best for you, and the pitfalls and advantages. Moderated by Bryan Thomas Schmidt (John Simon Thrillers).

Sunday July 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

How to Create Your Own Novel: From First Idea to Publishing and What You Need to Sell Your Work Into TV and Film
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/kiwNrnvStJ0

The Winner Twins, Brittany and Brianna, multiple award-winning and national-bestselling science fiction and fantasy authors, will explain how to create your own novel step by step, from building your universe to overcoming writer's block to the different paths to publishing. They will be joined by Todd McCaffrey (New York Times bestselling author, Dragonriders of Pern), Kevin J Anderson (New York Times bestselling author and publisher of Wordfire Press, The Saga of Seven Suns, The Star Wars Universe, The Dune Universe), and Rebecca Moesta (national-bestselling author, publisher and CEO of Wordfire Press, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Junior Jedi Knights, A Christmas to Remember). They will share their war stories, their writing secrets, and discuss their insights and advice on writing through the Covid-19 era.

Sunday July 26, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

Making A Living Being Creative
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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
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3:00pm PDT

The Writer's Journey: Developing a Producer's Mentality
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/7r1KcCU8RcI

As more and more content providers emerge, the demand for high-quality material is at an all-time high. Connect with this group of Hollywood screenwriters, producers and graphic novel creators as they discuss the best ways to get your original content to a hungry audience. Join 2015 Disney ABC Writing Program alum Brandon Easton (writer, Transformers War For Cybertron: Siege) as he hosts Geoffrey Thorne (producer, Black Panther's Quest), Brandon Thomas (writer, Excellence), Ramón Govea (writer, Starseed Memoirs), and Shannon Eric Denton (writer, Spider-Man) in a frank discussion about changing your approach to the entertainment industry.

Sunday July 26, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

Ray Bradbury Goes to Hollywood
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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
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